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Barbour, Henry & Montgomery Counties 12 Replies

Started by Luckie Daniels. Last reply by Patricia P. Williams Jun 7, 2014.

Three different Neely families in Mobile County

Started by Tracy Neely Mar 6, 2012.

Dallas and Autauga County, Alabama African American Research 46 Replies

Started by Family Griot. Last reply by kenya parker-ball Jan 23, 2012.

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Comment by Stephen D. Handy Jr on August 6, 2016 at 7:38pm

Please check out my blog - dnamatches - which connects the Ridgways of Greene County, Alabama to Rezin Ridgway -

Comment by Sharon Zingery on July 12, 2016 at 4:55pm

Researching Benjamin Dubose who arrived in Marengo County as early as 1833 from Darlington, SC.  I believe he died about 1851 in Marengo Co. but need verification and could use any advice y'all have to offer.

My major brick wall is Otway Birchett and wife Emily Mary (mnu) who arrived in Greene Co. AL from VA about 1824 with 3 bros and a sister.  I do not know who their parents were.  My 3rd grts and sibs served as Postmasters and Sheriffs in Greene Co.  Unknown why all 3 bros seem to have moved away ... my Otway leaving in 1859 and dying in Smith Co. MS in 1859.  Had a plantation and slaves but died in debt.  Would love to find obit or something which might name their parents.  Also, dream on!, would love to know why they all left Greene Co. and what happened to brother William Henry Birchett.

Comment by Tammy Mellard Wheeler on October 3, 2015 at 11:24am
Comment by Lynda Moseley on October 2, 2015 at 1:31pm

I am looking for someone who could find a court record from 1844-1846 in Macon County, AL.   The case began on the county level in chancery court, which could have been in the probate court or the court of equity/Common Pleas in 1844 or 1845 and was brought by Elizabeth Davis Felder and her children against her husband, Barzilla B. Felder, and others, for the conversion of property set aside in a trust for her and her children in 1837 by Deed of her father, Budd Davis in Barnwell Co., SC.  

This family apparently moved back and forth between Barnwell Co., SC and Montgomery, AL.  The case went to the Alabama Supreme Court in 1850, but the official case file in the archives of the Supreme Court is empty.  The transcript of the case from the Supreme Court in the Southeastern Reporter is truncated and does not name the children.

I am specifically looking for a copy of the original Petition on the county level, which contained the names of the children of Elizabeth and Barzilla, and would like to contact someone who could find the case for me and obtain copies.  

Thank you.

Comment by Patricia P. Williams on June 7, 2014 at 1:44pm

Looking for the original Parrs from Georgia and Alabama.

Comment by Alice Dixon on May 24, 2014 at 11:27am

My ancestors came to Alabama in 1818 and spread out.  My closest connections are in Mobile, Baldwin, Clarke and Marengo Counties.  

Comment by Denise Muhammad on September 11, 2013 at 9:38pm

Searching for family of Berry Wooley (Woolley) in Shelby and Jefferson county Alabama. B. 1897 Calera, Al. Died in Birmingham 1977. 

Comment by Kim Ingram Ritter on December 8, 2012 at 4:34pm

I'm here. :)
But I only seem to get over here when a new comment is posted.
I'm researching my Ingram line from AL to TX to OK.

Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on December 8, 2012 at 11:53am

where is everyone? the last entry here was in July :(

Comment by Janelle Eastham on July 30, 2012 at 11:27am
My ancestors are from Tuscaloosa County. George W Elliott. His father was Moses Elliott, who attended the War of 1812. I can't say he fought though he may have. But he was court-martialed for desertion.

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