Conecuh County

Obituary of John Wayne Rico, Sr. (1944-2010)

March 8, 1944 – January 21, 2010 Mr. John Wayne Rico, Sr., age 65, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2010 at his Castleberry residence. Mr. Rico was born in New Orleans, LA and had been a resident of Castleberry since 1992, coming from Pascagoula, MS. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and worked as a pipe fitter at Ingall’s Ship Building for a number of years. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Rico was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Nanette Rico. He is survived by three sons, Randolph Luther Rico of Pascagoula, MS, Andrew Earl […]

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The Alabama Historical Quarterly Spring Issue 1944

The Alabama Historical Quarterly Vol 6

This is volume 6 of The Alabama Historical Quarterly published quarterly in 1944 by the Alabama State Department of Archives and History. You can freely read this manuscript online, search the manuscript, or download a PDF copy for offline reading. This volume is known for the transcription of the 1820 State Census for the counties of Baldwin, Conecuh, Dallas, Franklin, Limestone, St. Clair, Shelby, and Wilcox, in Number 3, as well as it’s treatment of the Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama in Number 4.

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Clarence Allen Dewberry

Obituary of Clarence Allen Dewberry (1948-2019)

August 12, 1948 – October 02, 2019 Mr. Clarence Allen Dewberry, age 71, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Evergreen Nursing Home. Mr. Dewberry was a native and life long resident of Conecuh County, Alabama. He worked as a self-employed painter in the construction industry. He enjoyed deer hunting and loved his dogs. Mr. Dewberry attended Oak Grove Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Lloyd Dewberry and Eula Belle Martin Dewberry; and a brother, Raymond Raines. He is survived by one brother, Lawrence Dewberry of Castleberry; four sisters, Jeanette V. Powell of Evergreen,

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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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