Memorial record of Alabama

Biography of Charles H. Franklin

This article is a biographical sketch of Dr. Charles H. Franklin, a prominent physician and planter from Union Springs, Alabama. Born in Georgia in 1838, Dr. Franklin received his early education in Alabama and went on to study medicine at the University of Nashville in Tennessee. He served as an assistant surgeon during the Civil War before graduating from the University of Louisiana in 1866 and settling down to practice in Union Springs. Dr. Franklin is also involved in planting and fruit growing, as well as serving as the president of the Union Springs cotton-mills. He is an active member of the State Medical Association and has served as its president. Dr. Franklin has been married twice and has seven children.

The History of Butler County, Alabama, from 1815 to 1885 title page

The History of Butler County, Alabama, from 1815 to 1885

Some prominent residents of Butler County, Alabama employed John Buckner Little in 1885 to author a history of their county. At this time in American history, book publishing had gotten inexpensive and it was a trend to publish a county history in order to record the events of the county for posterity, and incidentally, the actions those prominent people or their ancestors may have contributed in the process. For Butler County, the author, Little, believed it was probably a decade or two late, as the county had lost quite a few of its founding settlers in the interim, and the …

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Index to the Tuskaloosa Gazette 1875-1876

Genealogists and local historians will find a wealth of information in old newspapers. The weekly “gossip” columns, wedding and death announcements, court and legal documents, and even the classified advertisements are filled with the names of old Tuscaloosa area residents. The names can be compared with census records and can help family historians document the lives of their relatives. The local businesses, clubs, schools and churches of post-Reconstruction Tuscaloosa were especially important social services, and the newspaper accounts of their activities and memberships are invaluable research sources. The usefulness of a Gazette item to genealogists can vary from zero to …

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Marbury Baptist Cemetery, Marbury, Alabama

Marbury Baptist Cemetery, Marbury, Alabama

This cemetery is owned and maintained by the Marbury Baptist Church. It is well maintained and still accepting burials. There are a significant number of markers which were unable to read, see the listings for them at the bottom under miscellaneous markers. Marbury Baptist Cemetery is located on the north side of CR 143 as you head northwest in the town of Marbury, Alabama. Location Transcription Acree, Walter, b. Aug 31, 1892, d. Aug 12, 1948Adams, Esby, b. Feb 27, 1917, d. Jun 28, 1990, “He Is At Rest in Heaven”Adams, Jessie L., b. Dec 12, 1916, d. no date, …

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Violet Miller Graves

Obituary of Violet Miller Graves (1931-2019)

December 08, 1931 – September 24, 2019 Mrs. Violet Miller Graves, 87, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 24, 2019. She died at home, as she wanted, surrounded by her family. She was born December 8, 1931 in the Pineview Community to Levi and Lena Miller. In 1947 Violet married Noah Stephen Graves and loved happily for 62 years, until his death in 2009. The have four children, Aubrey (Janice) Graves of Chipley, FL, Judy George of Ninnekah, OK, Danny (Jan) Graves of Brewton, AL, and Sheila (Troy) Watson of Crestview, FL; one sister, Ruth (Hollis) George of …

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