EARLY SETTLERS OF ALABAMA

by Col. James Edmonds Saunders
Lawrence County, Alabama
With NOTES AND GENEALOGIES
By his granddaughter ELIZABETH SAUNDERS BLAIR STUBBS,
New Orleans, LA  1899

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INDEX

All Sections transcribed by Debra Hudson unless otherwise noted

Introduction - pg 1

James Edmond Saunders - Bio - pg 3 -

Recollection of The Early Settlers of Alabama - pg 33 -

The Cherokee Indians - pg 33 -

Lawrence County - Its Organization, Topography, and Soil - pg 37 -

The State of Society - pg 42 -

Bennett, the Magician - pg 45 -

Style of Dress, and Type of Love in the Early Times - pg 46 -

The Moulton Merchants - pg 48 -

Isaac N. Owen - pg 50 -

Circuit Judges - pg 53 -

Judges of the County Court - pg 59 -

John B. Sale - pg 61 -

The Clerks of the County Court - pg 65 -

Probate Judges of Lawrence County - pg 66 -

Sheriffs of Lawrence County - pg 70 -

The Burleson Family - pg 72 -

Moulton Newspapers and Editors- pg 75 -

The Moulton Advertiser - pg 84 -

Melton's Bluff - pg 84 -

The Inn-Keepers - pg 85 -

Lawyers of North Alabama - Arthur P. Hopkins - pg 87 -

Joseph Young - pg 93 -

Hon. David Hubbard - pg 95 -

The Physicians of Moulton - pg 102 -

Mechanics of Moulton - pg 104 -

Rev. Robert B. Cunningham, D. D. - pg 107 -

Capt. William Leetch - pg 109 -

The Peters Family - pg 110 -

Southeastern Part of the County - pg 112 -

The Smith Family - pg 112 -

The Priest Family - pg 113-

Rev. Elliott Jones - pg 113 -

The Cowans - The Werts - pg 114 -

The McCords, The Hodges, The Prewitts - pg 116 -

Col. Nicholas Johnson - pg 117 -

The Prices - pg 119 -

Rev. Thomas A. Strain, Lindseys, and Speaks  - pg 122 -

The Thomases and Hamptons - pg 123 -

The War Between the States - pg 124 -

The Invincibles - pg 125 - 

The Ninth Alabama Regiment - pg 128 - 

Stuart's Ride around McClellan - pg 134 - 

The Retreat of McClellan - pg 137 - 

Invasion of Pennsylvania - pg 147 - 

The Ninth Alabama Gettysburg Campaign - pg 148 - 

The Ninth Alabama - Grant and Lee - pg 155 - 

Second Day of the Wilderness - pg 156 - 

 Battle of 12th of May - pg 158

Battle of North Anna, 2nd Battle of Cold Harbor, The Seige of Richmond - pg 159 - 

The Ninth Alabama - Fate of the Lawrence Volunteers - pg 163 - 

The Sixteenth Alabama Regiment - pg 171 - 

The Sixteenth Alabama - Its Departure - pg 182 - 

Courtland and Its First White Inhabitant - pg 194 - 

Gen John Gregg - pg 200 - 

The Swoopes - pg 203 - 

Jim Lewis, Dr. Jack Shackelford - pg 207 - 

Capt Shackelford's Company of Volunteers - pg 212 - 

McMahon Family - pg 213 - 

Dr. Thomas A. Watkins - pg 214 - 

Col Richard Jones - pg 217 - 

Hon. David G. Ligon - pg 221 - 

Rev. Hugh Barr - pg 222 - 

The Courtland Herald - pg 223 - 

Courtland Mechanics, Mr. Kouck, James Mudd - pg 224 - 

Robert Williamson, The James Family, Daniel Wade - pg 225 - 

Leonard Sims, The Puryears, Thomas Dunnevant - pg 226 - 

The Gilgrist Family - pg 227 - 

The Phillips Family - pg 228 - 

The Points Family - pg 230 - 

Sherrod - pg 233 - 

The Watkins Family - pg 235 - 

Judge Eli Shorter - pg 245 - 

Major Benjamin Taliaferro - pg 250 - 

Jane Watkins - pg 251 - 

Robert Watkins, John Watkins - pg 252 - 

Thompson Watkins, Joseph Watkins - pg 253 - 

Isham Watkins, The Scots and Jamiesons - pg 254 - 

The Sykes Family - pg 257 - 

Hon John James Ormond - pg 260 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

The Banks Family - pg 268 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

The Harris Family - pg 269 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

The Clay Family - pg 270 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

Family of Matthew Clay of Virginia - pg 272 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

Matthew Clay, of Alabama, The Chase at Melton's Bluff  - pg 274 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

Green Clay of Kentucky, Brutus J. Clay - pg 278 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

Cassius M. Clay - pg 279 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

Henry Clay, of Kentucky - pg 280 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

The Clays of Huntsville, Ala - pg 283 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

United States Land Sales - pg 284 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

Sherman's Infamous Order - pg 287 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

Hon Clement Claiborne Clay - pg 288 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

The DeGraffenreid Family - pg 291 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

The Fountaines and Maurys - pg 293 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

Gen R. C. Tyler - pg 300 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury - pg 301 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

Colonel Abraham Maury - pg 304 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

The DeGraffenreid's - Second Part - pg 309 - Transcribed by Jo Chavers

John Miner Maury - pg 316  - 

The Saunders Family - pg 318 - 

Joseph Saunders - pg 320 - 

The Declaration - pg 321 - 

Ephraim Saunders, William Saunders, Joseph Hubbard Saunders  - pg 323 - 

Thomas Saunders, Rev. Turner Saunders - pg 325 -

Rev. Hubbard Saunders - pg 329 -

Elizabeth Saunders, Martha Saunders, Nancy Saunders - pg 331 - 

William Manning, John Scruggs - pg 332 - 

 

PART 2 - NOTES AND GENEALOGIES - pg 336 -

Patents and court records - pg 337 -

Edward Sauders - pg 338 -

Hubbard Family - pg 364

Elliott - pg 365

Foster Sketch - pg 366 

Billups Sketch - pg 367

Yates Sketch - pg 368

Gholson Genealogy - 373

Dunn (of Virginia) - pg 377

Dudley (of Virginia)

Dudley of North Carolina

Moore

Cantzon

Blair

Flint and Ray Families

McMillan

Kennedy

McCarthy

Oliver

Bibb

Banks

McGehee

Excursus Urguhart

Clark

Shelton

White

Saunders

Donohoe

Thompson

Thompson of North Carolina

Wells Family Notes

Watkins Gleanings

Thomas Watkins

Watkins Family of Elbert County Georgia

Excursis - Harris

Taliaferro of Georgia

 Coleman

Withers

ADDENDA

Cantzon

Coleman Notes

McGehee

Oliver

Excursus Hill

Watkins

ERRATA

ABBREVIATIONS

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