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Clarke County

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The Early days in Clarke County, Alabama, are explored in this brand new 11"x 8 1/2" spiral-bound book, reprinted from the 1923 book "History of Clarke County" by John Simpson Graham. The 114-page book is printed on 60# paper. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and protected with a vinyl sheet. The first part of the book concerns the early history of the county, the Salt Lands, the Sample-Williams Clay and Color Company, White Sulphur Well, Choctaws in Clarke, Battle of Maubila, White Settlers, a Vivid description of a barbaric massacres, the War of 1812, Isaac Heaton, Isham Kimbell, the Griffin family, Heroes of the Canoe Fight, Migration to Clarke County, Description of an Indian Ball Game, Jackson in 1816, Businesses, Mule traffic in Clarke, Tallahatta Springs, the Civil War, Reconstruction, Oven Bluff, Jackson 1875, the Red Cross in Jackson, World War Soldiers (with a long list of names), Thomasville, Grove Hill, Walker Springs, Salitpa, and other towns, Jackson churches, Jackson in 1923, the C.L. Warner residence, Jackson Physicians, Government officials, Schools, including King Institute, Banks, Doctors, Attorneys, Names of men living in Clarke County in 1875, Criminal Court, High Water of 1874, Newspapers, and other items of interest. An unusual feature of this book is a collection of Civil War experiences as recalled by old Clarke County Veterans, according to their own statements: J.H. Fendley, Charles W. Burge, L.B. Henley, H.T. McCaskey, J.W. Brewer, Richard Ott, G.W. Drinkard, John D. Bedwell, W.E. Rocker, C.L. Smith, Martin E. Brandenburg, John Collins Wiggins, E. Pippin, Willis Holder, William S. Tucker, R.J.W. DeWitt, Daniel Louis Friddle, A.H. Grayson, G. Pritchett, John Elijah Pugh, H.H. Smith, T.J. Anderson, W.M. Davis, J.W. Shepard, O.M. Davis, J.W. Shepard, O.M. Little, A.R. Stringer, Walter S. Pugh, Dr. Bryan Burroughs, J.B. Odom, Elijah Mathews, H.C. Davis, Augus Monk, E.M. Chapman. In addition to the many names mentioned in the first section of the booklet, there are a number of individual biographies. While these are primarily of interest to their decendents, they sometimes contain items of general historical interest. Photographs are indicated by (pix) after the name. Bios include: Coma Garrett Jr. (pix), C.W. Boyles, Austico Busbee Tucker (pix), John McDuffie, Jack R. Wilson, J.C. Stewart (pix), Governor John Murphy, Ben D. Turner, Benjamin Shields Barnes (pix), J.W. Tucker (pix), Dr. Cobb Nichols, John W. Nichols, C.B. Jones, Harwell G. Davis, Dr. John Austin Kimbrough, G.A. Carleton, John Crawford Anderson, Dr. William McGowan, Isaac Grant, James Addison Newman, William Boroughs Newman, John Marshall Wilson (pix), John A. Bolen Sr. (pix), David Chapman Mathews, Rev. John Stanley Frazer, Rev. S.A. Adams, T. J. Bedsole, Isaac Pugh, Dr. Sidney S. Pugh, Jesse V. Boyles, Albert Sidney Johnson, David Taylor, the Taylor family, James A. Lankford, J.F. Gillis, Archibald Lonzo McLeod, Dr. Bryan Boroughs (pix), A.M. Wing, John Simpson Graham, John P. Graham, Edward C. Graham, Rufus L. Graham, Dr. Thomas Rivers, Capt. Thomas I. Kimbell, Dr. Gross Scruggs Chapman, Miss Alice Caller, Rev. T.H. Ball, Dr. L.O. Hicks, and J.A. Savage. Pictures are limited and only of photo copy quality. They include the author, the court house, several schools, including the high school at Grove Hill, several churches, the Jackson ferry, and the homes of Dr. David Taylor. C.L. Warner, Dr. Nichols and others.

Clarke County, AL
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Cover of Clarke County History

Sources: History of Clarke County Alabama
Authors: John Simpson Graham
Original Publication Year: 1923
Original Publisher: Alley, Bowen and Co.
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