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Alabama Biographies

Approximately 8 million Americans have been the subjects of biographical sketches in collective biography volumes. While many of these sketches are in local histories, more than 3 million appear in books with a nationwide scope, such as Who’s Who in America and Men and Women of Science. In fact, approximately 2,000 such volumes exist and have been indexed by Mirana C. Herbert and Barbara McNeil in the Biography and Genealogy Master Index (Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1980?). Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Source: Szucs and Luebking, The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, p.11 Purchase: The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy AccessGenealogy provides a large listing of biographies on its website. You can access all of the biographies that mention Alabama in them by accessing the following link: Access Free Alabama Biographies Our biography center is a great way to add genealogy notes to your family tree. While some are small sketches of citizens of various townships and county histories, others are extensive biographies...

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Biography of Colonel John Bubenheim Bayard

Colonel John Bubenheim Bayard (he dropped the name Bubenheim) was born in the Great House, Bohemia Manor, Cecil Co., Maryland, on August 11, 1738, and died in New Brunswick, N. J., on January 7,1807. He was one of the most distinguished members of this ancient family, holding many positions of importance. He signed the non-importation agreement Oct. 25,1765; was delegate to Provincial Convention, July 15.1774; on Committee of Safety and Council of Safety. He had also quite a military career and was a gallant officer. In 1775 he was a Major of the Second Battalion and then Colonel of Associators and served during a period of two years. He was in the battle of Princeton and was personally thanked by General Washington for services rendered. He was also in the battles of Germantown, Brandywine and Valley Forge. He appears to have served in a military capacity and as a member of the State Board of War until after Dec. 4, 1777. He had a seat on the Supreme Executive Council, Oct. 31, 1781; was Judge of High Court of Appeals, March 15, 1783; member of Continental Congress 1785; removed from Philadelphia, Pa., to New Brunswick, N. J., and became Mayor of that town in 1790, and Judge of Court of Common Pleas. We thus see what a distinguished gentleman he was: Patriot, soldier, and statesman.   REFERENCES. John Bubenheim...

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