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Elam Baptist Church Cemetery, Elamville, Alabama

Elam Baptist Church Cemetery, west of Elamville in southwestern Barbour County, mainly holds twentieth-century graves. Of the approximately 470 identified interments, nearly all date from 1900 onward. There are also numerous unmarked burials. Prominent surnames include Adamson, Andrews, Arrington, Baker, Barber, Barr, Black, and many others. The survey was completed in May 2000 by Richard and Karen Price, assisted by Gene L. Pugh.

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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 1765-1767

An Alphabetical Account of Lands Granted: to whom West Florida from the Commence. Peoples Names The Date When Granted Qunt of Acres Description The date when Serv Remarks Aird, Wm & Gregory Thomas the 13th Augt 1765 1500 Acres being Eastward from the first Point above the Brick ? on the other side the Lagoon in a Right line towards the head of the Lagoon 10th April 1766 Relinquished 1242 Acres the 11th March &had a Warrt of Survey for the remaining 258 Acres Aird, Wm & Benj Wormell Janry 20th 1766 200 Acres Between(?) the Bays of Gull and

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