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Biography of Robert E. Hurst

ROBERT E. HURST. A well-known and prominent citizen of Baxter County, Arkansas, is he whose name heads this sketch. He was born in Franklin County, Ala., December 13, 1845. a son of William R. and Annie (Devaney) Hurst, natives of Burke County, Ga., and Franklin County, Ala., respectively. When a boy William R. Hurst was taken to Alabama by his parents, grew up in Franklin County and there made his home until about 1876, when he came to Baxter County, Arkansas, and located near Lone Rock, where he still resides. He has always been an extensive farmer and is the owner of large tracts of land in Baxter County and northern Alabama, in fact, he is supposed to be the owner of more real estate than any other one man in the county. When the subject of this sketch was about twelve years old he was left motherless, and he grew up and received his education in northern Alabama, being for some time an attendant of the Military College of La Grange, Ala. He made a special study of engineering and surveying, in which branches he became quite proficient. In April, 1861, he laid aside his books to take up arms in defense of the Southern cause, and became a member of Company G, Twenty-seventh Alabama Infantry, with the rank of orderly sergeant. The last year or two of the war he was with Gen. P. D. Rody’s command of cavalry With which he served until captured near Athens, Ala., and taken to Camp Morton, from which he was paroled at the close of the war. He was at...

Biography of James H. Jones

JAMES H. JONES. James H. Jones, sheriff of Oregon County, Missouri, is worthy and well qualified in every respect for the responsible position he fills, and being a whole-souled, generous man, is deservedly popular with the public in general. One of the most gratifying features of government in the United States is the efficiency and integrity of those who are called upon to hold office. The subject of our sketch is one who reflects the greatest possible credit on those who supported him for the office of sheriff of Oregon County, for he fills that position with an earnestness of purpose, an attention to details and with a fidelity that stamps him one of the very best men holding the office of sheriff in this or any other State. Born in Franklin County, Ala., May 28, 1858, he is a son of Josiah J. and MaryJane (Bettenton) Jones, the father a native of Alabama and the mother of Tennessee. They were married in December, 1856, in the State of Alabama, and both are now living in Franklin County, that State, where the father is engaged in farming. They are both members of the Baptist Church. The father was a soldier in the Confederate Army from Alabama, and is now about sixty-two years of age. James H. Jones was well educated in the schools of Franklin County, Ala., and when eighteen years of age he left home and went to the Lone Star State, where he wandered all over the State, and was engaged in teaching school and herding cattle. In December, 1880, he returned to Alabama, and in the...

Biography of Maj. Matthew George Norman

Beginning life with a clear head, true heart and high purpose, Maj. Matthew George Norman pressed on past the ranks of adversity and became what he is today-one of the most prominent and honored of Oregon County’s citizens. As a representative man of the county he is looked upon as one of the best type. Maj. Norman was born near Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee, February 27, 1830, and was the seventh of eight children born to John and Elizabeth (Colquit) Norman, natives, respectively, of North Carolina and Georgia. The parents were probably married in Tennessee, and she died in Alabama in 1835. He afterward was twice married, first to Miss Nancy Tompkins, and after her death to Nancy Yealock. About the year 1833 he moved to Franklin County, Ala., and settled among the Cherokee Indians. There his death occurred in the year 1862, when seventy-two years of age. He served in the War of 1812, and was in the battle of Horsehoe Bend, serving as a corporal. In politics he was a Democrat. He had eight children born to his first marriage, one to his second and four to his third. Maj. Norman divided his school days with a system of work on the farm in Alabama, and while still quite young in years began teaching school in Franklin County. In January, 1853, he came to Missouri and located on rented land in Oregon County. Two years later he purchased 320 acres of almost solid timber, which was then inhabited by deer and other wild animals. By hard work and perseverance he added to the original tract as the...

Biography of Isaac Preston Looney

ISAAC PRESTON LOONEY. The subject of this biographical notice is an honorable and progressive farmer, and as such no name in the memorial department of this work is more worthy of mention. He was born in Roane County, Tennessee, in 1831, a son of John and Lucinda (Edrington) Looney, both of whom were natives of east Tennessee. The father was a carpenter and farmer by occupation, and when the subject of this sketch was a child removed with his family to Franklin County, Ala., and there made his home until 1853. They next located in Smith County, Tex., where both parents eventually passed from life, the father at the age of fifty-one and the mother when fifty-four years of age. Isaac Preston Looney was the eldest of their nine children, and attained manhood in Franklin County, Ala. In 1852 he left home and came to Arkansas with the intention of making his home here, and made his first location near Timbo on what is now Frank’s place. He did most of the clearing on that land, but left that place in 1865 and lived near Mt. View until 1868, hen he located on the farm on which he now resides, which consists of 130 acres of some of the finest land in the county. In May, 1862, he joined Schaler’s regiment, Company F, with which he served faithfully for two years as lieutenant. He then returned home and joined Coffee’s regiment, and was from first to last with Gen. Price. He took part in many skirmishes and was in all the principal battles of the Price raid through Missouri....

Franklin County, Alabama Census Records

  1820 Franklin County, Alabama Census Hosted at Tracking Your Roots 1820 Franklin Co., AL State Census 1830 Franklin County, Alabama Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1830 Franklin County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Clark’s Deep South Genealogy 1830 Census Images Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Franklin County, Alabama Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1840 Franklin County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Franklin County, Alabama Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1850 Franklin County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Franklin County, Alabama USGenWeb Archives Project Franklin County, Alabama: 1850 Census Index 1850 Agricultural Census, Franklin, Alabama Hosted at Franklin County ALGenWeb 1850 Agricultural Census – Franklin Co., AL 1860 Census – Thompson Surname Hosted at Census Guide 1850 U.S. Census Guide 1860 Franklin County, Alabama Census Free 1860 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1860 Franklin County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1860 U.S. Census Guide 1870 Franklin County, Alabama Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1870 Franklin County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1870 U.S. Census Guide 1880 Franklin County, Alabama Census Free 1880...

Franklin County, Alabama Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Hosted at Franklin County, USGenWeb Archives Project Aycock Family Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Berry Cemetery Aka Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Blackburn Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Bolton Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Bonds Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Burgess Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Burnout Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Cedar Creek Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Crooked Oak Cemetery, A Partial Listing, Franklin, Alabama Dempsey Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Gravel Hill Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Gravel Springs Cemetery Greenhill-Ezzell Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Holly Springs Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Hovater Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Lawler Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Malone Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Massey Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Old Line Cemetery, Franklin County, Alabama Old Lion Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Old Nauvoo Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Patterson Strickland Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Perry Bolton Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Red Bay Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Saint Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Shady Grove Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Sparks Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Sparks Chapel Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Single Springs Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Tompkins Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Weatherbee Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama West Family Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama Winchester Cemetery, Franklin, Alabama hosted at Glasglow Ancestry Mountain Home Cemetery, Franklin County, AL Hosted at Franklin County ALGenWeb 171 Cemeteries from Franklin County, listed by surname. A    B    C    D    E    F    G    H    I    J    K    L    M    N    O    P    Q    R    S    T    U    V    W   ...

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