Marshall County, ALGenWeb

1851 Marshall County Alabama Siler Rolls

1851 Census of Cherokee’s east of the Mississippi [Siler Rolls] FAMILY NO.1 1605. Rhoda Jeffreys 48 w white (her husband Stephen Jeffrey, a Cherokee is in Arkansaw) 1606. George Jeffreys 19 s mixed 1607. Lucinda Jeffreys 16 d mixed 1608. John Mitchell Jeffreys...

Marshall County, Alabama Marriages 1830’s – 1840’s

Marshall County, Alabama Marriages 1830’s – 1840’s Spouse 1Spouse 2Date Anderson, JaneAbles, William GAug 21 1847 Bailess, Josiah FranklinAllen, ElizabethNov 07 1836 Bearden, CharityAllen, JamesFeb 11 1838 Birdwell, Amos VBarnes, SarahApr 18 1840...

Griggs Tractor Wreck

TRACTOR WRECK KILLS FARMER Guntersville- A Union Grove farmer was killed yesterday morning when the tractor he was driving went out of control on the side of a mountain and wrecked. Lee Griggs, 58, Union Grove Rt. 2, was killed instantly. Marshall County Coroner Ray...

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Griggs – Stewart Slaying

Griggs – Stewart Slaying

CHARGE DUE IN SLAYING CASE The Times Decatur Bureau Union Grove-A Morgan County man was to be charged this morning in the shooting death of a neighbor Tuesday afternoon at Union Hill, said Morgan County Sheriff. Sheriff John McBride said this morning that formal...

Letter from Rhodum L. Griggs

Letter from Rhodum L. Griggs

Letter from Rhodum L. Griggs to his sister Nannie Morrow; written from Gadsden, Al. on Dec. 08, 1940. Marshall County, Al. Mrs. Nannie Morrow, Arab, Ala. Dear Sister:  Almost every Sunday or some time thru the week I have been accustomed to taking time off  to either...

Postcard from Sarah Elizabeth Griggs

Postcard from Sarah Elizabeth (Bowers) Griggs to daughter, Nannie (Griggs) Morrow,Nov. 25, 1940, Marshall County, Al. My Dear Daughter, Would be glad to see you all, trust you all are well. I am not able to walk good yet. I feare it will  be a long time’s before...

Postcard from Rhodum L. Griggs to his sister, Pearl Ferguson

Postcard from Rhodum L. Griggs to his sister, Pearl Ferguson; written Dec. 03, 1915. (Rhodum lived in Gadsden, Al. and Pearl lived in Goetz, Texas). Marshall County, Al. Dear Sister: We rec’d. your letter and glad to hear from you all. I heard from home...

Owen-Griggs Marriage Certificate

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE: OWEN GRIGGS (posted with permission of parties named) State of Alabama-Cullman County This Certifies that Owen Griggs (9-22-22) and Helen Smith (12-9-29) were united in the HOLY BONDS OF MATRIMONY by H. H. Kinney, Judge of Probate, on the 31st...

Marshall County was created by an act of the legislature January 9, 1836. Its original territory was taken from Jackson, Blount and the last Cherokee cession. It has been greatly reduced in size to form Etowah County, but compensated by a small strip from Jackson County. It has a total area of 610 square miles, or 390,400 acres. The county was named “to perpetuate” the name of Chief Justice John Marshall. The county has a total area of 623 miles, and a population of 82,231 as of the 2000 census.

The first inhabitants of the county were Cherokees, who had a village at Guntersville, as early as 1790, which they called Kusa-nunnahi, meaning “Creek Path,” because it was situated near the great passage leading from the Creek country in middle Alabama to the hunting grounds in the valleys of the Tennessee, the Cumberland and Ohio River.

The county was first settled by immigrants from Georgia, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. Upon the formation of the county in 1836, Claysville, a small village north of the Tennessee River, became the county seat by popular election, though more votes were cast for the place now known as Guntersville. In 1838 Marshall, became the county site, and continued as such unitl 1841, when in a general election Warrenton was chosen; in 1848 Guntersville was successful and has remained the county site ever since.

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This site is a county site for Alabama GenWeb, a state organization of USGenWeb. GenWeb is a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. You have apparently stumbled upon my contribution to this effort. My name is Dennis Partridge, and I am the ALGenWeb county coordinator (cc) for Madison County, Alabama.

The goal of this website is to freely provide you with as much genealogical and historical information concerning Madison County, Alabama as is practical. Since I do not reside in the county, I cannot provide onsite genealogical assistance, but can provide guidance and online assistance to your genealogical research. If you don’t ask a question then I definitely cannot help you… so please ask!

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Marshall County Coordinator: Dennis Partridge
Current State Coordinator: Ann Allen Geoghegan
Assistant State Coordinator: Jeff Kemp

Neighboring counties are; Madison, Jackson, DeKalb, Etowah, Blount, Cullman and Morgan.

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