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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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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Map of Alabama and Mississippi in 1817

British Land Grants in Alabama 1767-1771

REFERENCE to the Land surveyed on the RIVER MISSISSIPPI since the establishment of the Civil Government in the Province of WEST FLORIDA Nos Persons Names No of Acres Date of Certificate Govr who Granted the Warrant of Survey 1 Phillip Barbour 1500 24th May 1770 Lieut Governor Brown 2 John Murray 500 22nd Jan 1770 do 3 Jno Saltkiln 200 22nd Jan 1770 No Warrant 4 Thos Fry 200 10th June 1769 Lieut Governor Browne 5 Mary Oliver 150 Do Do 6 Richd Parme 50 Do Do 7 John Hayton 1000 no Warrant 8 Richad Barrie 50 14th Do Lieut …

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