1907 Alabama

Census of Confederate Soldiers

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This Census, conducted by the Alabama Department of Archives and History, recorded a listing of Confederate soldiers who resided in Alabama in 1907, whether they had served for Alabama or some other state. It didnít matter if they had served in the Army, Navy or any other organizations from other states.  The Census gave the name, sometimes date and place of birth, date enlisted into service, and companies they served. 

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Autauga

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Marion

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Perry

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Russell

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St Clair

Sumter

Talladega

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Tuscaloosa

Walker

Washington

Wilcox

Winston

THE 1907 CENSUS IN THE NEWS

1908 - Dr. Owens Finds A Veteran of Chilton 112 Years Old.

The first reports of county tax assessors on the statistics of surviving Confederate Veterans in Alabama have been made to Dr. Thomas M. Owen, Director of the State Department of Archives and History. Tax Assessor W. M. Hendon filed his statistics late Monday afternoon with Dr. Owen.

Second to comply with the law was Tax Assessor L. B. Pounds of Chilton county. He reported with his book carefully completed.

The facts contained in these reports to the Department of Archives and History are numerous and rich for the study of the historian. The number of old soldiers now living in Macon county are reported to be 113 and the number in Chilton county is 109. There are several in each county whose births date back to the 20's of the last century while the majority of the veterans were born in the 30's.

It is believed that one Charles Driggers, an old Confederate soldier who is an inmate of the Old Soldiers' Home at Mountain Creek, Chilton county, will take the prize for advanced age. His years are given in officially as 112. He is certainly the oldest soldier in Chilton county. He was born in Marlborough county, South Carolina, and was a member of the Reserve Artillery, having enlisted in Eufaula in the summer of 1862. Another Confederate figure in Chilton county is Andrew W. Eaton, who resides at Thorsby. He was born February 3, 1815, in York District, South Carolina, and enlisted in the fall of 1862.

The oldest veteran in Macon county proves to be Coleman H. Tucker, who was a private in Company A, in Major Ready's Battalion. He was born January 1, 1819, in elbert County, Ga.

One of the general observations of the records filed in the last two days is that many of the veterans living in the counties mentioned emigrated originally from the Carolinas and Georgia and Virginia.

Director Owen said yesterday he expected that from now on the reports of the assessors will be coming in rapidly. The officers have until August 9, 1908, in which to file the reports, but it is not believed that all this period will be taken up with the work. It is hoped, at least, by Dr. Owen, that the assessors will complete their enumeration and file the records long prior to August.

These new duties of the tax assessors were required by an act passed by the last Legislature and when finally performed will give an accurate compilation of the names, ages, style of service, births date and places of enlistment and how much service terminated, whether by parole, discharge, imprisonment, etc. To make their duties plain and facilitate the work Director Owen several months ago prepared and mailed to the assessors a circular letter which has served as an excellent guide for making the enumerations.

Object of Census

The objects of this census to be taken by the sixty-seven counties of Alabama are both practical and instrumental. Hundreds of inquiries are arising, involving the whereabouts of surviving veterans of the War of Secession. When the enrollment is completed these inquiries can invariably be answered. The records, moreover enable many a needy survivor to make proof of service, upon which to secure relief by pension or otherwise where it cannot now be made.

Two of the records prepared by each county assessor will be kept on file, one with the county and one with the State Department of Archives and History.

[Source: Montgomery Advertiser - March 18, 1908 - Transcribed by C. Anthony]

The following is the transcription of Winston County AL and serves as an example what is seen on the county pages.

Transcribed by ©Kay Lee

Adair, George M.Dallis: Present Post Office address: Oplee, Alabama; born 1 Jan 1845 at Moulton in Lawrence County, Alabama: first entered the service as Private in Oct 1862 at Moulton, Alabama in 4th Alabama Cavalry, Company B and continued until 16 Dec 1864 when I was captured at Paint Rock , Alabama . I remained a prisoner until the surrender in 1865 when I was paroled at Vicksburg Mississippi. No Papers.

Alford, Alexander Marshall; Present Post Office address: Houston Alabama , born 1 March 1849 at West Point in Troup County, Georgia: first entered the service as Private on 3 May 1864 at West Point Georgia in Georgia State Soldiers, Company D and continued into; 12 Aug 1864 when I was discharged at West Point, Georgia. No papers (1 Mar 1849--23 Mar 1934, buried Houston Baptist Church Cemetery

Allcorn, William Smith; Present Post Office address: Vinemont, Alabama, R3; born 11 Aug 1841 at Rome in Floyd County, Georgia; first entered the service as Private on 25 Feb 1862 at Rome, Georgia, in the 40th Georgia Regiment, Company C and continued until 12 Aug 1864 when I was captured near Atlanta, Georgia. I remained in prison until the surrender in 1865. No papers. (22 Aug 1841--1 April 1909; buried Sardis No 2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery)

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