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BOOK: HISTORY 0F CONECUH COUNTY, 1881
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Books: History of Conecuh County, 1881
Embracing a Detailed Record of Events
from the Earliest Period to the Present;
Biographical Sketches of Those Who Have Been Most Conspicuous in the Annals of the County;
A Complete List of the Officials of Conecuh, Besides Much Valuable Information Relative to the Internal Resources of the County
By Rev. B. F. Riley Pastor of the Opelika Baptist Church Columbus, Ga.;
Thos. Gilbert, Steam Printer and Book-Binder 1881
Thank you to Joy Fisher for transcribing this book, May 2004
|Preface, Table of Contents
|Preface, Table of Contents
|Early Settlement of Conecuh by the Whites-Conflict at Battle Branch-First Settlement of Bellville-Hampden Ridge-Alexander Autrey-Other Settlers-Land Claims-Emigration
|Early Privations and Struggles-Unparalleled Difficulties-Scarcity of Tools- Undaunted Heroism-Meagreness of Blacksmith's Facilities-Joshua Betts-A Barefooted Population-Paucity of Grist Mills-Georgia Currency, &c
|Indian Hostilities--Their Depredations-Early Forts, &c
|Signs of Advancement-Industrious Signs Prevailing
|A Chapter of Biography--Early Heroes and Their Struggles--Frowning Barriers-- Unequalled Energy--Moral Giants-How the Basis was Laid--Apostolic Consecration, &c., &c
|Centres of Population--Bellville--Hampden Ridge--Sparta Brooklyn-Fort Crawford
|Centres of Population (Continued),-Old Town-Fork Sepulga-Burnt Corn-Evergreen
|An Early Home and Its Surroundings-Mode of Transportation Adopted by the Early Fathers
|Customs and Habits of the Early Pioneer Families-Rude State of Society-Early Amusements
|Continued Development-Rapid Advancement-Tides of Population-Gathered Fruits of Toil-Improved Homes-Social Changes-Reverses, &c.
|Transportation and the Inauguration of Postal Routes-Navigation of the Couecuh River-Brooklyn-The First Post-Office-The Different Mail Lines Established
|A Chapter of Biography-Rev. James King-Rev. Keidar Hawthorne, and Others
|Conecuh from 1825 to 1835-Current History Resumed-The Lull of Apprehension Among the Inhabitants-The Fruits of Peace-Tragedy--Rude Customs Still Prevailing-The Birth of Political Agitation, &c.
|Conecuh from 1831 to 1845-Interesting Epoch-Birth of Political Issues-The Excitement Begins-Hot Coutests-The Great Indian War-Democrats and Whigs-Hard and Soft Money-Educational Improvements, &c
|Chapter of Biography-Hon. J. S. Hunter-Richard Warren, etc
|Conecuh from 1845 to 1855-Status of the County at this Period-Acrimonious Politics-Sad Tragedy-Steam Navigation of Conecuh-A Disaster and a Protracted Law Suit-Caterpillars-Mexican War-Sickness in the County, &c
|A Chapter of Biography-John Crosby-James M. Bolling Rev. Hanson Lee, etc.
|Conecuh from 1855 to 1860-A Period of Stirring Activity-More Progress-Academy at Bellville-Know-Nothingism in Conecuh-A County Organ Established-Railroad Excitement-Telegraphic Line-Murder of Allen Page-Ominous Signs on the Political Horizon
|Chapter of Biography-E. W. Martin-Rev. George Lee-F=fezekiah Donald-Churchill Jones, etc.
|The War Record of Conecuh-Intense Excitement-Conecuh Patriotism-Conecuh Guards, &c.
|A Chapter of Biography-James A. Stallworth-William A. Ashley-Rev. W. C. Morrow- J. M. Henderson, etc.
|Dark Sway of Reconstructionism--Social Chaos---Demoralization--Local Troubles- Sovereignty of the Bayonet--The Negro as a Politician--How the New Order of Things Affected Southern Society--Heroism Displayed, &c.
|"Peep o' Day "--Darkness Clearing Away--Advancement of Order-Returning Signs of Prosperity-The People Becoming Themselves Again-A Glance at Current Events up to the Present.
|Present Representative Men of Conecuh-Rev. Andrew Jay-Dr. J. L. Shaw, etc.
|Population-Principal Town--Climate--Soil--Stock Raising-Productions-Industrial Resources-Forests-Streams-Numerous Advantages, Social, Educational, Agricultural-Colored Population, &c.
|Constitution of the Conecuh Historical Society
|Conecuh Guards, Company E, Fourth Alabama Regiment.
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