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PATRON – Biography: William Brockman Bankhead born April 12, 1874 – greeted the King & Queen on 1st visit of monarch to United States

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  1. The picture of the 3 men is incorrect. Their father died in 1920.

    1. Thank you. You are correct. The picture from the Library of Congress is mislabeled so I removed it.

  2. I thought Bankhead forest was named after his daughter

    1. Named in his honor, William B. Bankhead National Forest

    2. Yup, I worked on the Bankhead NF in the late 1970’s.

  3. Keep hoping to see my ancestor, Abner Pickett, arrived in Alabama, Shelby County, 1815.