THOMAS B. TUNSTALL died in this county, Aug. 13, 1842, at the age of 54 years. He was a native of Pittsylvania county, Virginia, but resided for many years in this county and in Madison. He was often clerk of one branch or the other of the general assembly of the State, and was secretary of State from 1836 to 1840. He was clerk of the house of representatives in 1840 and ’41. He has many relatives yet living in this and adjoining counties.

JOHN O. AIKEN who died a few years ago, after a long residence in this county, was the author of the first digest of the laws of the State-if we consider Judge Toulmin’s volume as a compilation, which it really is. Mr. Aiken was residing in Tuscaloosa in 1832 when selected by the general assembly to prepare the digest, and afterwards practiced law in Mobile for some years.

Source: Alabama, her history, resources, war record, and public men: from 1540 to 1872, Brewer, Willis, Montgomery, Ala.: Barrett & Brown, 1872.