Tax Record

1890 Delinquent Tax Docket – Madison County

There are usually four entries (names) per page. Information given is Name, Location of Property, and Amount of Tax owed. If paid it is so marked. If sold an additional entry is made giving that information. The data is alphabetized by Beat so check each beat if you aren’t sure where your ancestor lived. Scans from this and other years are available from the Tax Assessor’s Annex in Huntsville, Alabama. Beat 1 Huntsville Barclay J. W. Dr. p. 1 Beadle J. H. p. 1 Bennett F. M. p. 1 Binford Lucinda p. 2 Bowen Solon p. 2 Breek Beverly (Hornton)

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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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Jellico Community Cemetery, Houston County, Alabama

Jellico Community Cemetery, Houston County, Alabama

Cemetery/epitaph listing for Jellico Community Cemetery, located off US Highway 84  West on South Houston County Road 9, in the Jellico Community of Houston County, Alabama.   There are a large number of unmarked graves in the Jellico Community Cemetery. Sources for this listing are:  Tombstone Transcriptions For All White Cemeteries, Houston County, Alabama (copied November 1956 by Adrene G. Dean and sent to Hayes on 9 November 1956), legible tombstones, obituaries, death certificates, numerous relatives of those buried here, and probate information from the Dale County Courthouse in Ozark, Alabama and Houston County Courthouse in Dothan, Alabama. Directions:  From Ross Clark

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Memorial record of Alabama

Biography of Washington L. Ellis

Washington L. Ellis, contractor, etc., for the Pratt Gin company, was born near Prattville, Alabama, October 22. 1834, the son of Elisha and Mary (Blackwell) Ellis, born, respectively, in North Carolina in 1803 and in South Carolina in 1812. Elisha Ellis came to Alabama in 1827, a single man, the Blackwell family having preceded him by many years. Mrs. Mary Ellis was a Methodist in her religious belief, and died in 1885. Elisha Ellis still survives, is a Baptist, and was a farmer until after the close of the late war. Barney Ellis, a brother of Elisha, died in Autauga

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