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Subject: [ALJEFFER] McLAUGHLIN, FIELDS, MATTHEWS, JONES (1876)
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 19:39:20 EST
Another "tid bit" to share. Larry E. Caver, Jr., Prattville, Alabama
May 4, 1876, Birmingham Iron Age
Mr. Thomas MAXWELL of Tuscaloosa, has been sent out by the Historical society
of Alabama to gather up some of the historical relics of the early settlement
of our State. He was in Birmingham last week conversing with our friend,
Duncan McLAUGHLIN. Andrew McLAUGHLIN, father of the gentleman last named, came
to this valley in company with John JONES, for whom the valley was named, (-)
FIELDS, father of Mose FIELDS, of this county, and George MATTHEWS, in 1814.
They came from Madison County and made a (crib) in 1815 at the old Wood place
at Jonesboro, where they had a (-) house. Next year they brought their
families to their new home, and were accompanied by Williamson HAWKINS, HAMILTON, (-)
and others. Mose FIELDS was the first white child in the county. W.C.
EUBANK, Jos. R. SMITH and D. McLAUGHLIN were all (born) in 1818. (NOTE: Article is
in the seam and some words are not known).