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From: "Dick Stewart" <>
Subject: [ALMARION] Re: [ALTUSCAL-L] I need County Information, Please
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 22:15:14 +0100
I have two 'revelations' below, the first of which is an answer to your call
for feedback on your site.
the second is just another example of how both revelations fill in extremely
important gaps in my research, and how in both cases, the information is
generally not available to the public.
1. REVELATION NR 1: one of the interesting gaps is the
Alabama territorial / state militia
for the period 18?? (I'll start with 1810, or maybe 1815?) through at
least 1825? in the state archives is apparently a section on the militia
(state records Alabama State Militia, 1820-1860)
and presumably they were in brigades / regiments, ....
and in 1822,
my Solomon Stewart (who had migrated from Lincoln County TN) was 'elected'
colonel commandant of 4th Brigade, 16th Regiment, Alabama Militia
"AUTHORITY: Election Return, dated January 13th, 1822, Marion County,
signed by Elijah Marchbank, Sheriff."
later Solomon Stewart; 16th Regt. 4th Brig.; Colonel; Removed,
William Williams elected.
Certificate of election, Marion County, November 20, 1822,
Elijah Marchbanks, Sheriff, by E. Briant, Deputy.
later Solomon Stewart, 16th Regt., Marion., Col., Com. Mch. 16th '22,
resigned Dec. 12th '22.
Authority-Military Register, State Militia, 1820-32
As you can see by the info in these three entries, there is much history and
genealogical information available, but the state won't / can't publish the
and the guy on the other end of the telephone when I called stated that you
simply have to travel to Alabama state archives to be able to see the info.
not an easy feat for the average genealogical American.
I recommend you consider, and anyone else for that matter, pinging the state
to make the entire set of files on this 1820-186, 1820-1832 information
available in accessible media. Can you imagine what else is in there that
most folks don't even know about? Considering that I have Solomon Stewart b
uying land in Marion co and gets a Huntsville certificate dated 13 Oct 1820
(and 1821, and 1822, and thence in Tuscaloosa county a certificate dated
Jany 3, 1826, one can readily see how important the other pieces of the
puzzle are, and the state is sitting on the entire set.
2. REVELATION NR 2: to further fill in the blanks, I was able to
eventually get information from Tuscaloosa County that essentially filled in
some blanks for the period 1823-1826. The information is seemingly not
available to the public, but a little old land in California told me to
convince the folks in the county clerk's office to let me go up to the top
floor of the building, where there is significant holdings, but no one can
afford to prepare the documents and make it all available to the public. it
took much tender convincing, and one of the ladies there finally took me up
there and lo! in fifteen minutes I had 15 hits on my Solomon Stewart! now
this isn't military, but it does relate to the various gaps that exist that
may not fit a specific category in your WebPages, and of course it does
relate in that we're talking Tuscaloosa County.
What a joy it was to be able to gather up that information.
Hope this helps!
GGG Grandson of Solomon and Sarah Stewart
PS: for other lists: Solomon relates to LCT/TN; Marion, Fayette,
Tuscaloosa, and Perry Counties/AL; and Kemper and Leake Counties, MS.
PPS: for War 1812 list: another gap is that Solomon lived in/near
Fayetteville, LCT, TN, right in the middle of the War 1812 period
(1810-1816) and I can get no definitive information from the TN Archives in
Nashville. There are about 7 or 8 Solomon Stuarts in the war, but further
refinement has just not been happening.
From: Tracy <>
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2000 2:03 AM
Subject: [ALTUSCAL-L] I need County Information, Please
>I and my husband are in the process of building a website on states in the
>Im going to have basic information of the Counties and on records and
>links. If someone
>familiar with the records available for this county could take a look at it
>and correct me on information or can add info (especially county history),
>I would really appreciate it.
>Also any feedback from anyone is also helpful.
>The address is http://www.segenealogy.com then go to the state and county
>Thanks in advance.
>come visit SouthEastern Genealogy Online
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