Covington County

Good Hope Cemetery – Black Families

In 1997, there were at least 173 known black burials in Good Hope cemetery in Covington County Alabama. This represents 15% of the more than 1,200 burials at the cemetery. Joecephus Nix enumerated the cemetery in 1997 in an attempt to identify the black families buried there. Good Hope cemetery is located across the street from the church of the same name on County Hwy 63 and at the time in 1997 the cemetery was still active and cared for.

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Memorial record of Alabama

Biography of James M. Feagin

The article is a biographical sketch of Major James M. Feagin, who was one of the oldest residents of Midway, Bullock County, Alabama. He was born in Jones County, Georgia in 1814, and his father, Samuel Feagin, was a well-respected citizen who served as a sheriff, county commissioner, and justice of the peace. In 1836, James M. Feagin and his family moved to Alabama, where he became involved in the Indian hostilities that were then underway. He raised a company of men and served as a lieutenant, scout, and pilot for various companies of United States troops and volunteers during the summer and fall of 1836. He later attained the position of lieutenant of the Cowikee spies and served throughout the entire two years’ subsequent Indian hostilities. After the Indian hostilities ended, he resumed his farming and succeeded in hewing out a fine homestead from the wilderness. He married Miss Almira C., daughter of Noah B. Cole, and they had twelve children.

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Bible

Ganus Family Bible of Covington County Alabama

Ganus Family Bible of Covington County, Alabama. Contributed by: Jane Grantham Howell in March of 2000. Stephen and Miriam Ganus came from North Carolina around 1835-40 to Pike County, Alabama. Some of his children went to Texas in the 1870’s. Other Ganus’s moved to Covington County (don’t know when). The George Sanford Grantham family and the William Richard Grantham family left Pike County in 1911 to settle in Covington County. Spellings are as they were in the Bible record: Grantom of course is Grantham Stephen Ganus Bible Dated 1842 Front of the Bible Mary Ann Jocyfene Grantom George Santford was

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