Conecuh County

Etta Jeanette Godwin

Obituary of Mrs. Etta Jeanette Godwin (1933-2018)

July 25, 1933 – September 18, 2018 Mrs. Etta Jeanette Godwin, age 85 of Evergreen, AL, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Brewton hospital.  Mrs. Godwin was a life-long resident of Conecuh County, AL and was a member of the Repton High School Class of 1951.  She had worked as a seamstress at Judy Bond for a number of years.  She was a member of Holly Grove United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Godwin was preceded in death by a son, Lavon Godwin. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, P. J. Godwin of Castleberry, AL; two sons, …

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Evie Lee Brantley

Obituary of Evie Lee Brantley (1912-2010)

April 14, 1912 – August 20, 2010 Mrs. Evie Lee Brantley, age 98, passed away Friday, August 20, 2010 at her home in Repton. Mrs. Brantley had lived in Conecuh County most of her life and was a resident of Repton. She was a member of Oakdale Assembly of God Church in Repton. Mrs. Brantley was a homemaker. Mrs. Brantley is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Brantley; her sons, Clyde Brantley and Claude Brantley and her daughter, Janice Knowles. Mrs. Brantley is survived by her sons, Robert Brantley of Repton, Ray Brantley of Repton and Curtis Brantley …

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Lower Salt Works in Clarke Alabama

1862 Alabama Salt List

To understand the Alabama Salt Lists, one must first grasp the significance of Salt as a factor in the Civil War. To do this, the reader must transport himself back in time. Back to the period of the Civil War. Back to a time when life was much simpler and Salt was a definite necessity. To impoverished individuals and families, salt, a basic necessity of life, was extremely difficult to come by cheaply beginning in 1862. Alabama developed a system by which they purchased salt and distributed it to the poor directly, and others who could distribute it to the poor, in order that the people of Alabama would have sufficient salt for their usage. While doing this, Alabama developed lists of people who received the salt. This is such a list.

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