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Marion County
Alabama
Genealogy and History

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My name is Veneta Aldridge McKinney and I am your Marion County, Alabama host. I do not live in Marion 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 Marion County.

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data for the free use of all researchers.   I will try to post as much data online as possible.  We gratefully accept contributions of raw data such as census information, marriage, birth, death records, obituaries, county histories, biographies, old newspaper items - anything that would help someone build their family tree!

 
 
Marion County was established on February 13, 1818. At its beginning, Marion County consisted of the present day Alabama counties of Marion, Walker, Winston, Lamar, Fayette, Pickens, Greene, Western Tuscaloosa County; and all of present day Lowndes and Monroe Counties, MS east of the Tombigbee. The Mississippi counties were lost in 1820-21 when the state line became official. The remaining counties gradually splintered off until the present shape of Marion was formed in 1866 when Lamar became its own county.  Its name is in honor of Francis Marion of South Carolina, general in the American Revolutionary War. Its early county seat was Pikeville. After the counties had splintered off, the county seat was moved to Hamilton so it could be located in a more central location. In March 1887, the court house burned and all documents from the time of the establishment of the county to 1887 were destroyed.
 
 
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We hope you will consider contributing your Obits, Biographies and Pioneer Family History.
Send your contributions to Veneta
 
 

ONLINE DATA

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BIBLE RECORDS

BIOGRAPHIES

BIRTHS

BRICK WALLS

CEMETERIES

CENSUS DATA

CHURCHES

COURT RECORDS

DEATHS

DIVORCE

FAMILY MEMORIES

"GO WEST YOUNG MAN"

HISTORY

HISTORY CLASS

LAND RECORDS

LEGENDS

MASONIC DATA

 MILITARY

NEWSPAPERS

PHOTO GALLERY

POST OFFICES

RECIPES

SCHOOL RECORDS

 SPORTS

WEATHER

WILLS

Towns and Cities:

* Winfield * Yampertown (also known as Twin)    *Detroit    *Shottsville

OLD TOWNS AND POST OFFICES:

* Pikeville   *Caudle     *Thorn Hill     *Bexar     * Ireland Hill   *Barn Creek    

WEBSITE UPDATES:

FEBRUARY 2014
Photo of WWI Soldier: PEARCE - Submitted by Michael Loden
Will of JESSE CARTER
Index of Will Book I
 
JANUARY 2014
Married: SPANN, SMITH, WATES, DRURY, JONES, HUBBARD, MCARTHUR, MCCOLLUM, KIMBRELL, NORTHCUTT, OWENS, BROWN, VICKERY, MCWHIRTER, TAYLOR
Died; WIGINTON, WEBB, RIGGAN, RAHN, WHEELER
Births: STEVENS
Newspapers: Winfield Enterprise - November 1899 - January 1900
 
 
WHILE YOU ARE DOING YOUR FAMILY RESEARCH, PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE GREAT NATIONAL RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE ON OUR HOME PAGE GenealogyTrails.com - Some very interesting reading!!  KEEP CHECKING BACK AS WE ARE CONSTANTLY UPDATING
 
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MANY THANKS TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS

Juanita Holliman

Juliet Morgan

Mona Robinson Mills

Kathy Hayes

Michael Loden

 
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LIBRARIES -- SOCIETIES -- GOVERNMENT OFFICES

Winfield Public Library 185 Ashwood Drive, Winfield, AL  (205) 487-2330
Clyde Nix Public Library 350 Bexar Avenue W., Hamilton, AL (205) 921-4290
Marion County Probate Office 132 Military Street South, Hamilton, AL (205) 921-2471
Marion County Historical Society

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INTERESTING LINKS FOR MARION COUNTY

Please let Veneta know if you wish to add your name to our list.

 
Itawamba Connections Itawamba, MS Blog by Mona Mills - has many Marion county references
Mize Family Website Website by Joel Mize - Great research for Marion County
Yester Year Archive Stories by Joel Palmer of Marion County history
NW AL Most Wanted Stories and photos of Marion County families - Palmer, Smith, etc.; stories by Joel Palmer
Census Finder Links to various Marion County Censuses
 

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF B. M. "BILL" ALDRIDGE
April 27, 1939 - Sept 8, 2011
 
I love you Daddy and will miss you greatly!! 
 
Born in Lamar County, AL, he is the son of the late Addie Melton and Elsie Ruth Pugh Aldridge.  He had lived in the Beaverton area most of his life and was a member of Faith Fellowship Church, Winfield, AL. He was preceded in death by a Sister, Maxine Ryland and 2 brothers, Leon and H. P. Aldridge.  Services were held Saturday September 10, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., Faith Fellowship Church, Winfield, AL.  Burial in Webb Cemetery in Beaverton. 


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