Henry County

History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography vol 1 title page

Abbeville, Alabama

Post office and county seat of Henry County, in the central part of the county, 28 miles south of Eufaula, 14 miles west of the Chattahoochee River, and the terminus of the Abbeville Southern Railway, a branch of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company. It is situated on the high red hills of the pine region of the county, at the junction of two historic stagecoach roads—the Eufaula and Columbia road and the road to Ft. Gaines, Georgia. The name of the town is taken from Abbey Creek (Indian name, Yatta Abba), which is not far distant. It is one […]

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McDonald Family Bible

Contributed by Mary Ann Nichols Hanny McDonald married Joseph Parker and they lived in Dale Co., Alabama. She states on CSA pension application that she was born in Lowndes Co., Georgia. James McDonald was found in the 1860 and 1870 Henry Co., Alabama census and Dale Co 1880 Dale Co., Alabama census. We do not know when James or Mariann died, or where they are buried. According to the 1880 census both of their parents were born in South Carolina. Births James McDonald August 14, 1804 Mariann McDonald December 15, 1811 Nancy Ann McDonald August 30, 1830 Cynthia Susan McDonald

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