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Biography of George Cook Spigener

George Cook Spigener, sheriff of Autauga county, Alabama, was born in Robinson Springs, in what is now Elmore county, in 1849. His father, Llewellyn Spigener, was born near Columbia, South Carolina, in 1812, and married Mary Elvira Ramsey, who was born near LaGrange, Georgia. Llewellyn Spigener served an apprenticeship of four years to a wheelwright at Columbia, South Carolina, and soon after reaching his majority came to Alabama and engaged at his business in Washington, Autauga county, where he lived until Prattville was founded, when he removed to the new town, and in conjunction with his trade carried on farming, …

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Mac A Smith

Biography of Hon. Mac A. Smith

Hon. Mac A. Smith, one of the most prominent and gifted lawyers of Autauga county, and residing in Prattville, was born in Elmore county, Ala., in 1841. His parents were Malcolm and Mary Baker (Graham) Smith, of whom the former was born in Moore county, North Carolina, in 1795, and the latter in Cumberland county, North Carolina, in 1800. They were married in North Carolina, and in 1819 located in Autauga county, Alabama, but later removed to Coosa county (now Elmore county), and in 1840 returned to Autauga county and settled near Prattville, where Mr. Smith died in 1857 and …

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Biography of Col. Alfred Y. Smith

Col. Alfred Y. Smith, a prominent and representative planter, and a son of Malcolm and Mary B. (Graham) Smith, was born in Autauga county, Alabama, in 1825. Malcolm was born in Moore county, North Carolina, in 1795, and Mary B. in Cumberland county, same state, in 1800. Malcolm was left an orphan at ten years of ago, and consequently he received but a limited education, whereas Mrs. Mary B., who was reared by her parents, was particularly well educated. They were married in their native state in 1819, and came to Alabama, locating in the woods near the present site …

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Biography of Col. Thomas W. Sadler

Col. Thomas W. Sadler, the well-known attorney-at-law of Prattville, Alabama, is a native of the state, having been born in Franklin county in 1831. His father, Allious Sadler, was born in North Carolina in 1801, and when a child was brought to Alabama by his parents, who settled near Jonesborough, Jefferson county, where he married Miss Caroline Owen. He then moved to Franklin county, where he resided a few years, and in 1833 returned to Jefferson county. He was a farmer, but active in politics, being a stanch democrat, and died in 1845, a member of the Methodist church. He …

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Boones Chapel Cemetery, Prattville, Alabama

Boones Chapel Cemetery, Prattville, Alabama

This cemetery is owned and maintained by the Boone Chapel Baptist Church. It is in good condition and still being used for burials. The cemetery appears to be a newer cemetery, judging from the existing headstones it goes back to the 1930s. To reach the cemetery, on 31 south in Prattville, Alabama, past Pine Level, take right on county Rd 59, turn left on county road 66, follow Boone Chapel Baptist Church sign at this intersection, will take you right to the Church and Cemetery on right. Location 2301 County Road 66Prattville, Autauga County, Alabama, 36067 USA Transcription Armfield, Kathy …

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Biography of Rev. John W. Roy

Rev. John W. Roy was born in Autauga County, Alabama, in 1835, and is now the clerk of the county circuit court. His parents were Joseph and Mary Ann (Lee) Roy, who were natives of Orangeburg district, South Carolina, were there married and in 1818 came to Alabama and settled in Autauga county, which at that time .was almost unbounded wilderness, infested with wild animals and savage red men [Native American History of Autauga County, Alabama], but possessed of a rich soil and a salubrious climate. Here they cleared a farm in the timber and passed their lives, Mr. Roy …

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Biography of Daniel Pratt

Daniel Pratt, the younger, was born in Prattville in 1866, graduated from the state university, and succeeded his father, Merrill E. Pratt as manager of the Pratt Gin company, and is also treasurer of the Prattville cotton mill and banking company, and treasurer of the Worthington-Munger-Pratt company of Birmingham. He was married, in 1889, to Miss Ellen, daughter of Leonard and Sallie Sims, natives, respectively of Georgia and Autauga county, Alabama. Mrs. Sims is a daughter of Judge Graham and is still living; Mr. Sims died in 1888. Mr. and Mrs. Pratt are consistent members of the Methodist church, while …

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Biography of Merrill E. Pratt

Merrill E. Pratt, deceased, a nephew of Daniel Pratt, also a native of Temple, New Hampshire, was born February 23, 1828, a son of Edward and Dorcas (Pevey) Pratt, the former a brother of Daniel. The father died when Merrill E. was a little boy, but the mother survived until a few years ago, when she died in New Hampshire. Merrill E. received a sound, but somewhat limited education at the north, and when about fourteen years old came south and made his home with his uncle, with whom he later became associated in the cotton-gin works. On the demise …

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Biography of Hon. Daniel Pratt

Hon. Daniel Pratt (deceased), the founder of the Pratt Gin factory at Prattville, Alabama, was born at Temple, New Hampshire, July 20, 1799. His father, Edward Pratt, was a son of Daniel Pratt, a native of Reading, Massachusetts, whose wife was Asenith, daughter of Ebenezer Flint, of Wilton, New Hampshire. Hon. Daniel Pratt was educated at the common schools of his section, and at the age of sixteen was apprenticed to learn the carpenter’s trade. At the end of his apprenticeship of three years, in 1819, he went to Savannah, Georgia, thence to Milledgeville, and worked at his trade in …

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Biography of William T. Northington

William T. Northington, president of the Prattville Cotton Mill & Banking company, Autauga county, and also president of the Northington-Mungen-Pratt company, of Birmingham, Alabama, is a native of Prattville, Alabama, and was born in 1851. His parents, William H. and Rachel M. (Gholson) Northington, were born in Mecklenburg county, Virginia., and in Autauga county, Alabama, about the years 1818 and 1828 respectively. William H. Northington was a ripe scholar, came to Alabama about the year 1840, and settled in Prattville, where he married, and practiced his profession, that of the law, until his death, September 10, 1880. He took an …

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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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Biography of Col. Charles S. G. Doster

Col. Charles S. G. Doster is a native of Autauga county, Alabama, and its oldest lawyer. His father, Absalom Doster, was born in Mecklenburg county, North Carolina, 1796, and his mother, Mrs. Sarah (Alexander) Doster, in Greene county, Georgia, in 1806. Absalom Doster received a fine English education when young, and at the age of sixteen was taken by his parents to Georgia, and in 1818 came with them to Autauga county, Alabama, where he engaged in merchandising at old Washington, then the oldest town in this part of the state. He was married in 1822, and continued in the …

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