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Subject: [CENSUS-CHAT-L] People Living in Fayette County, Alabama Prior to the Civil War
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 13:12:54 EDT


People Living in Fayette County, Alabama Prior to the Civil War

ABERNATHY, R. T. - Constable 1844
ABERNATHY, Dr. Samuel B. - Listed in A. Howton's papers of 1841, 1845, and
1849. Born 1809 SC & Died 1859 Fayette Co., AL. Deeds dated 1848 show he
owned land and lived in what is now the City of Fayette.
ADAMS, John Q. - Listed in 1840 Census and in A. Howton's Papers of 1836.
ADAMS, Robert P. - Pastoor of Fayette C. H. Baptist Church sometime between
1850-1871.
AKINS, E. T. - Pastor of Fayette C. H. Baptist Church sometime between
1850-1871.
ALDRIDGE, James L. - Justice of Peace 1849.
ALLEN, Leah - Charter member of Union Church 1825. Webster's Beat.
ALLEN, H. T. - Justice of Peace 1862. Born NC, but came with his parents
Thomas & Nancy FOSTER Allen to Fayette County between 1850 & 1860.
ALLEY, Elijah - Listed in A. Howton's papers of 1832.
ALLEY, Nicholas - Listed in 1830 Census and in Howton papers. Road worker
1837. Jailer in 1840. Justice of the Peace in 1848.
ALLEY, Simpson - Listed in Howton papers. Constable 1847. A relative of
Nicholas Alley.
AMERSON, Hugh G. - Justice of the Peace in 1865.
ANDERSON, Rufus K. - Senator 1829-1833.
ANDREWS, D. M. - Original settler, living in Fayetteville in 1838.
ARMSTRONG, A. - Charter member of Union Church 1825 (Webster's Beat).
ARMSTRONG, K. C. - His house was on one of the boundary lines for new beat
of Lawrence in 1857.
ARMSTRONG, Sarah - Charter member of Union Church in 1825 (Webster's Beat).
ATKINS, J. C. - Listed in 1840 Census and Howton papers of 1838.
ATKINS, Joseph - Listed in both 1830 and 1840 census and in Howton papers
of 1838.
ATKINS, T. C. - In Howton papers (1781-1840). He was a creditor at
somebody's store for $1.95.
AUSTIN, Jesse W. - Born in Fayette Co. in 1840; Died in Memphis in 1864 of
the measles. He enlisted in the army of U.S.A. for 1 year on 21 Oct 1863, but
he didn't live out the year because he died 15 Mar 1864.
BAGWELL, Frederick - Original settler, living in Fayetteville in 1838.
Revolutionary soldier. He was drawing an annual pension of $50 when he was a
resident of Fayette County in 1840 and was aged 80
. BAGWELL, Littleton - Voting precinct in home in 1824.
BAIRD, John - Private Act No. 241 to allow him "to hawk and peddle in any
county" (without paying a license) 1843.
BAINS, Jannis - Elder and charter member of Union Church (Webster's Beat)
1825.
BAKER, Gilbert W. - Constable 1847
. BAKER, James B. - Justice of the Peace - year?
BAKER, Sylvester - Juror on Kirby Trial in 1850
. BARKER, Thomas J. - Born in Fayette Co., AL in 1830. Enlisted in U.S.A.
Army for 1 year on 26 Mar 1863. M.O. 18 Apr 1864 in Decatur
. BARMORE (?), Newton N. - Justice of the Peace 1847.
BARNS, Edwin - Listed in 1840 Census. Listed in Howton papers in 1848.
BARNES, Jesse - Came from NC about 1830, with his 18 children, none of them
ever went to school and neither did they ever send any of theirs. James K.
McCOLLUM fed them from his mill.
BARTON, David - His home was election precinct in 1836. He was Justice of
Peace in 1844.
BARTON, Littleberry B. - Justice of Peace 1845-47.
BEASLEY, Jesse C. - Justice of Peace 1849.
BEASLEY, Wiley - "Commissioner of revenue and roads" - appointed 1824.
BELK, John - In Howton papers of 1848.
BELL, Anthony Fortad - County Commissioner 1859-63. Justice of Peace 1862.
Born in 1808 SC and came to Fayette County about 1816. Tanner by trade.
County Treasurer in 1874. Married Elizabeth MIDDLETON in 1829. She was a
direct descendant of the signer of the Declaration of Independence. (See
Newell Fayette County History). Between 1870-1880, he married widow Susan
Gwynn BOBO (Widow of Tilman S. BOBO, 1828-1867). One of the earliest settlers
of Alabama and Fayette County. He was the father of Holland Middleton BELL
. BELL, Holland Middleton - Born 1839 Died 1943. County Commissioner
1862-63. Served as a Captain in C.S.A. Company H. 41st Alabama Infantry
1852-65. Circuit Clerk in 1874. Probate Judge 1880-1892. Also served as chief
clerk in Probate office for a number of years
. BELL, John - Original settler living in Fayette Court House District in
1838
. BELL, William W. - Representative 1844-45. He was a M.E. preacher of "fair
talent".
BENNETT, Henry H. -(1841-1905). Son of John and Nancy Houston Bennett. He
served in the Confederate Army.
BENNIS, John B. - Clerk Circuit Court 1865 - appointed.
BERRY, David - Voting precinct at his home in 1844. Justice of Peace 1844-47
& 1862.
BERRY, George R. - Constable 1862.
BERRY, George - Voting precinct established at his mill in 1828. Listed in
both 1830 and 1840 Census.
BERRY, William C. - Original settler living in Fayetteville in 1838.
BERRY, Robert - Constable 1849.
BERRY, Thompson - Constable 1844.
BETS (?), Charles - House was election precinct in 1841.
BEVIL, James - Bevil, together with Burr WILSON, held elections for
Fayetteville officials in 1831.
BIGGERS, J. A. - Justice of Peace - year?
BILLINGS, Jeptha - Justice of Peace - year?
BILLIONS, Littleton - An illiterate farmer raising cotton in 1838 and he
couldn't make ends meet. BINGHAM, ? - Place was 2 miles about court house
BIRDWELL, John - Justice of Peace in 1849.
BLACK, David - Revolutionary soldier. Lived in the Fayette C. H. District
when aged 80.
BLACK, J. B. - Judge in Chancery Court in 1860, appointed.
BLACK, John W. - Sheriff 1866 (June 18- August 16), appointed.
BLACK, J. N. - Justice of Peace - year? BLACKBURN, Augustus - Original
settler. Living in Fayette C.H. District in 1838. Came from Ireland.
BLACKBURN, John W. - Born 1848 in Davis Creek area of Fayette County. Son of
Augustus Blackburn who was born in Ireland. John was a farmer and owner and
operator of a gin.
BLACKWELL, James E. - Constable 1862.
BOBO, James Maddox - Born 1837 SC, Died 1923 Fayette County. Farmer and
served in C.S.A.
BOBO, Lewis - Justice of Peace in 1847. (Born 1804 SC).
BOBO, Levingston - Born 1806 SC. Came to Fayette County about 1840.
BOBO, Miles Starling - Born about 1834 SC. Served in the Confederate Army,
enlisting at Fayette County Court House in 1862.
BOSWELL, Berry F. - Justice of Peace in 1849.
BOX, Hiram - Listed in Howton Papers in 1848.
BOX, Marmaduke - Listed in 1830 Census. Listed in Howton papers of 1833.
BOX, Michael - Voting precinct in home in 1824.
BOX, Reuben F. - Defeated for Clerk of Circuit Court by 6 votes in 1833 (R.
J. MORROW winner). BOXES, Josiah - Voting precinct at home but discontinued
in 1828
. BOYD, Cyrus - Constable 1848.
BOYD, Carolinas - "Whom your former types called Charles" Brisler
(Brysler). Mr. BOYD came to Fayette C.H. about 1829 and opened a blacksmith
shop with his brother. "In the fall of 1831 he associated himself with Samuel
CAPLE in running a saloon...later he opened one of his own. He made a
spasmodic effort at re-election in 1837, but he fell far behind." The next
year he sold out and moved to Mississippi. Representative 1836-37.
BRADFIELDS - One of the first family settlers.
BRAMLEY, Barton - Born 1830 in Fayette County. Enlisted in U.S.A. Army 20
Jan 1863 for 1 year. M.O. 6 Feb 1864 in Memphis.
BRANYON, J. A. - Tax Collector in 1850. Justice of Peace in 1862. Entered
land in 1857.
BRASHER, John - Early settler. Revolutionary solder whose application for
pension was suspended until he presented further proof of his ervice records
with explanations, about 1833.
BRASHER, Lawrence - Representative 1837-38.
BREWER, Parson - Voting precinct in home in 1824.
BREWER, Thomas - Heirs - Proper owner of said land in Section 16, Township
16, Range 16 West." 1859.
BREWTON, William P. - Justice of Peace 1844-47.
BROCK, Alfred - Married Mary "Polly" DODSON - b. 5 Jun 1820.
BROCK, James - Justice of Peace 1844-49 & 1862. State Representative
1857-58.
BROCK, John S. - Constable 1847
BROCK, John W. - b. 17 Oct 1845 d. 10 Jan 1929. Married Violet Virginia
MOORE.
BROCK, Matt - Married Harriet Frances BOBO. b. About 1841. Primitive
Baptist Minister and merchant
BRYAN, Major D. F. - 26th Alabama Infantry.
BRYAN, Willis - Constable 1847.
BRYANT, Thomas - Listed in Howton papers of 1848. C.S.A. Soldier.
BRISEL (BRYSEL), Charles - Legislature 1838-40. See BOYD, C.
BROTHERTON, Frank A. - b. 1840 NC. Settled at Hico Beat near Newtonville in
Fayette County. He served in the Confederate Army.
BRYON, Willis - Listed in 1840 Census and in the Howton papers of 1848.
BROWN, Burl - Born 1800 SC and came to Fayette County early. Farmer and
trader.
BROWN, James M. - Married 1853 Fayette County (1) Lydia LANDSDALE. Early
settler in the county.
BUCHANAN, William - Early settler in Fayette C.H. District. Revolutionary
soldier whose claim for a pension was at first delayed until furhter proof of
his service record was made. CIRCA 1833.
BURROUGH, Henry - Senator 1834-36.
BURTON, David - Voting precinct at his house in 1845. Constable 1845-47
BURTON, James G.. - Voting precinct at his house in 1847
BUSH, Andrew J. - Justice of Peace 1847-49.
BYARS, William - Listed in Howton papers of 1848.

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