Biographies of Notable and Not-so-Notable Alabama Pioneers Vol. I
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Great book for Alabama genealogy and history researchers! Includes the genealogy and biography of William Barrett Travis of Alama fame. After the war of 1812, and with the defeat of the Creek Indians, land in Alabama became open to new settlers seeking an opportunity in the the Mississippi Territory.New settlers of Alabama came from Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. “the land had to be surveyed before it could be sold, but the immigrants were impatient. They rushed in during this period of “Alabama fever” laid claim to tracts, and became squatters. Wagon trains from individual states formed and they tended to congregate and settle in various parts of Alabama.
The Georgians settled in the eastern part of the State while further west and southerly were the North Carolinians and Virginians. Some North Carolinians and Virginians also settled in North Alabama, especially Huntsville. Tennesseans settled in the North and further south in the counties of Bibb and Shelby. Some of the settlers of what was to be Cahaba, later Bibb County were first attracted to this “valley of very inviting land” when they were fighting the Indians with ANDREW JACKSON in 1814.
The biographies and genealogies of Alabama pioneers included in this book are: REV. JOHN WESLEY STARR; ELBERT SOULE STARR, JOHN WESLEY STARR, JR., RICHARD ELLIS, JOHN WHITE, Esq., JOSEPH GLOVER BALDWIN, COL. JONATHAN NEWTON SMITH, RICHARD HOPKINS PRATT, MARY DICKERSON PRATT, JAMES HARVEY PRATT, EDMOND PIERCE ANDERSON, DAVID W. HUNTER, AMBROSE HUNTER, JOHN GRUGETT, ISAAC NEWTON LANGSTON, OBEDIAH LANGSTON, DORANTON PATTON NEWTON LANGSTON, ELISHA COTTINGHAM, SR. ELISHA COTTINGHAM, JR., JOHN C. D. MAT TROTT, COL. WILLIAM BARRETT TRAVIS (Hero of the Alamo), HENLEY GRAHAM SNEAD, WINTHROP SARGEANT, TOD ROBINSON, TOD ROBINSON, JR., WILLIAM RAIFORD PICKETT, COLONEL ALBERT J. PICKETT, BRIG. GENERAL WILLIAM FLANK PERRY, GEORGE FOOTE, PHILLIP A. FOOTE, JONATHAN BURFORD, DANIEL BURFORD, JOHN GALLAGHER, DAVID J. GOODLETT, JUDGE HENRY ANDERSON MCGHEE
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