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Barbour County Genealogy




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Barbour County Alabama History and Profile:

Barbour County, Alabama is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama. Its name is in honor of James Barbour, who served as Governor of Virginia. As of 2000 the population was 29,038. The 2006 population estimate was 28,171. Its county seat is Clayton.

Barbour County was established on December 18, 1832, from former Creek Indian territory and a portion of Pike County. Its boundaries were altered in 1866 and 1868. The Election Riot of 1874 occurred near Comer.

In 1833, Louisville was chosen as the first county seat for Barbour County. The county seat was moved in 1834 after an eleven-member committee selected Clayton to be the seat of government because of its central geographic location. By the 1870s, Eufaula had surpassed Clayton in size, sparking debate concerning whether the county seat should be moved to the county’s commercial center or remain at its geographic center. A compromise was reached on February 12, 1879, with the approval of Act No. 106, establishing courts in both Eufaula and Clayton. Today, two courthouses remain operational in Barbour County.

Part of the Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge National Protected Area is in Barbour County. Lakepoint Resort State Park is also in Barbour County.

Source: Wikipedia.

Cities and Towns of Barbour County, Alabama:

* Bakerhill
* Batesville
* Blue Springs
* Clayton
* Clio
* Comer
* Eufaula
* Elamville
* Louisville
* Mount Andrews
* Springhill

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Government

Historic Places

Bray-Barron House
Cato House
Henry D. Clayton House
Drewry-Mitchell-Moorer House
Fendall Hall
Grace Episcopal Church
Kendall Manor
Kiels-McNab House
Lore Historic District
McNab Bank Building
Miller-Martin Town House
Petty-Roberts-Beatty House
Sheppard Cottage
Shorter Mansion
Gov. Chauncy Sparks House
Spring Hill Methodist Church
The Tavern
Wellborn
Woodlane Plantation

Genealogy Resources

Barbour County ALGenWeb

Barbour County ALGenWeb Archives

Genealogy Trails Barbour County site

Vital Records

If you are outside the state of Alabama and are looking to request copies of vital records you must contact the statewide office of vital records:

Alabama Vital Records
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
(334) 206-5418
Fax: (334) 262-9563

You can also call (334) 206-5418

There were no birth certificates prior to 1908, some counties may have recorded births in a ledger howeer. One way to search this centrally is by contacting:

Department of Archives and History
624 Washington Ave
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-4363

Birth and Death Records have been recorded in Alabama since 1908, Marriage Records since August 1936 and Divorces since 1950.

Census

1850 Federal Census Index and partial transcription – transcription of Hulin surname

1860 Federal Census partial Transcription Hulin surname

Tax Records

Cemeteries

USGS listing of Cemeteries in Barbour County

Barbour County Cemetery Transcriptions
Cemetery Transcriptions (Although both are usgenweb this seems a slightly different listing.)

Query Forums

Genealogy Forums can be a great way to find other people that are researching the same ancestors as you are. Even if they may be not be researching the same direct line but related lines you may find information that is useful in your own research. Make sure to verify any other research that you add to your own research and try to document it well. If asking questions in genealogy forums it is good to provide as much information as possible and in the subject of the posting try to give name and a date or range of dates to help make your query more likely to be found. Posts with titles like “looking for family” or “help!” are too generic and something along the lines of “John Smith b. abt 1828 md. Hannah Jones” would be more helpful to get your post read by those that are interested in the John Smith/Hannah Jones family.

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News Related to Barbour County, AL

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Barbour County Jail inmates apprehended – Dothan Eagle

Barbour County Jail inmates apprehended
Dothan Eagle
Barbour County Sheriff LeRoy Upshaw thanks the Clayton Police Department, Alabama Department of Corrections Tracking Team, Louisville Police Department, Clio Police Department, Alabama Fish and Game, Eufaula Police Department, and Dale County …




Barbour County capital murder suspect moved to Montgomery County Jail – Dothan Eagle


Dothan Eagle
Barbour County capital murder suspect moved to Montgomery County Jail
Dothan Eagle
Court records show Russell County Circuit Court Judge Albert L. Johnson approved the request from attorney J. Carlton Taylor made on behalf of his client, 44-year-old Willie James Dickerson Jr., to move him from the Barbour County Jail to the

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Act of Congress musical guests for 50th anniversary Eufaula Pilgrimage – Dothan Eagle


Dothan Eagle
Act of Congress musical guests for 50th anniversary Eufaula Pilgrimage
Dothan Eagle
Act of Congress, which has performed abroad on three occasions, will make its first trip to Barbour County on Thursday, April 9, to help kick off the 50th anniversary of the Eufaula Pilgrimage. … We did a show with them with the Alabama Symphony. We




Teen charged in Barbour County shooting – Dothan Eagle

Teen charged in Barbour County shooting
Dothan Eagle
Police arrested a Clayton teenager Monday and charged him with felony first-degree assault in connection to a shooting last week. Court records show Clayton police arrested Raheem Laroderic Pearison , 19, of Oak Street, on Monday, and charged him with …

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Murder suspect requests move to Montgomery County Jail – Dothan Eagle


Dothan Eagle
Murder suspect requests move to Montgomery County Jail
Dothan Eagle
An Ariton man facing a capital murder charge in Barbour County has requested to be moved to the Montgomery County Jail. Attorney attorney J. Carlton Taylor recently filed the request on behalf of his client, 44-year-old Willie James Dickerson Jr., to

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Lane Cake could soon be the state of Alabama’s official dessert – AL.com

Lane Cake could soon be the state of Alabama's official dessert
AL.com
Billy Beasley, a Democrat, says the Lane Cake is distinctly Alabama. The cake was created on a wood-stove in Barbour County by Emma Rylander Lane in the kitchen of Lucy Parish, Beasley's wife's grandmother. "The recipe was created in Alabama," he said …


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