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My name is Veneta Aldridge McKinney and I am your Lamar County, Alabama host. I do not live in Lamar County, but grew up there. My family moved into the area in the 1830's, so I am interested in all aspects of the history and families of Lamar County.
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LAMAR COUNTY INFORMATION
Lamar County was once named both Jones and Sanford county before it was the name Lamar was chosen. Jones County was established on February 4, 1867, from Marion County, named for E. P. Jones of Fayette County, with its county seat at Vernon. It was abolished on November 3, 1867. On October 8, 1868, the area was again organized into a county, Sanford County, in honor of H. C. Sanford of Cherokee County. On February 8, 1877, the county was renamed Lamar in honor of Senator Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, member of the United States Senate from Mississippi.
Its county seat is Vernon
CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES
* Sulligent * Vernon * Beaverton * Detroit * Kennedy * Millport * Hightogy *
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History of Farmers Union - (Began in Lamar County - Found on AL Genealogy Trails site)
- WEBSITE UPDATES:AUGUST 2016Newspapers: Jan 6, 1887 Vernon CourierJULY 2016Death Records: 1908 - 1910 DeathsAPRIL - JUNE 2016Death News: HINESBirth News: WILLIAMS, YOUNGNewspapers: Dec 1897 Vernon CourierWorld War I Draft Registration Cards: NEAL, NEEL, NEWELL, NEVETT, NEWMANMarriage News: STRATTON, ADAIR, SHELTON, COLEMAN, SMITH, HARPER, STRAWBRIDGE, SANDERSAfter 1900 News: 1921 Fernbank News: ATKINS, RIDGEWAY, HICKS, CRIMM, FRANKLIN, KEMP, HODO, RICHARDS, DOWELLE, PRITCHETT, STACEY, DODSON, FLEMING, THROWER, HARPER, BARKSDALE, HALL, YOUNGER, CASHJANUARY - MARCH 2016Death News: GUINBirth News: MATTOXMarriage News: THORN, TURNERCounty Records: 1931 County OfficersNewspapers: Oct - Nov 1897 Vernon CourierAll 1896 and 1897 Vernon Courier newspapers are now mobile friendlyMilitary: Civil War: 1897 List of Confederate Soldiers and Widows PensionersDeath News: VAUGHN, YOUNG, SLOAN, STRAWBRIDGE, SHELTON, JENKINSWorld War I Draft Registration Cards: ESTILL, EVANS, ELLIS, NABORS, NALLO, NALLS, NASH, NEALOCTOBER - DECEMBER 2015Birth News: REED, YOUNG, BURNSCounty Records: 1913 County OfficersMarriage News: FINCH, THOMAS, KILCRESE, MATTOXNewspapers: August - September 1897 Vernon CourierDeath News: MORRIS, FURGERSON, KEMP, MOSLEY, ROBINSON, STACY, MOLLOYWorld War I Draft Registration Cards: EGGER, ELDER, ELLEDGE, ELLIDGE, ELLIOTT, ELLIS, ELMORE, ELROD, EMERSON, ENIS, ENOS, ENSLEY, ERVIN, ESSBY, ESPY, ESTES, ESTILLJULY - SEPTEMBER 2015Birth News; HARRISDeath News: FLEMING1939 Confederate PensionersMarriage News: NORTON, GILMERNewspapers: July 1897 Vernon CourierWorld War I Draft Registration Cards: EDGEWORTH, EDMONDS, EDMANS, EDWARDS, EGGERNews after 1900: 1919 News items from Sulligent - WOODS, SHAW, METCALF, REDDEN, HARRIS, STONE, ELDER, JACKSON, FLYNN, MURRAY, THOMPSON, STOKES, LAWSON, MILNER, CLERMAN, EVANS, MADDOX, CHEELEY, DELANEY, BARTON, COBB, CROWDER,APRIL - JUNE 2015
Deaths: 1870 Sanford County Mortality ScheduleDeaths: FERGUSON, ROBERTSONMarriage News: EVANS, MCCOLLUMBirth News: THOMPSONWorld War I Draft Registration Cards: EASTMAN, EATMAN, ECKFORDWorld War 2 Veterans - Belton Boman - submitted by Mike Hankins
JANUARY - MARCH 2015
Birth News; BANKHEAD, WILKERSON, PRIDDY
Newspapers: Vernon Courier: May and June 1897
Marriage News: DUNCAN, BRUNSON, HUMPHRIES, SMITH, MATTHEWS, HANKINS, MCCOMEN, CLARK
Death News: PARTAIN, SAVAGE, HAYDEN, HARTON, BICKERSTAFF, TURNER, HILL, WALKER, YOUNG
World War I Draft Registration Cards: OMARY, OSBORN, ORTON, OTTS, OWEN, OWENS
Many Thanks To Our Contributors Mona Robinson Mills Barbara Carruth Glenda Hegwood
Libraries - Societies - Government Offices
Mary Wallace Cobb Library
44425 Alabama 17, Vernon
(205) 695-6123 Lamar County Historical Society
P. O. Box 357 Vernon 35592-0357
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