Location: Autauga County AL

Native American History of Autauga County, Alabama

It is not known for certain which ethnic group built the many towns with mounds in Autauga County. One possibility is that a branch of the Choctaws lived there, since a swamp in the western part of the county had a Choctaw name, Conchapita. Alternatively, they may have been related to the Alabama Indians who occupied the region in the late 1600s and most of the 18th century. Most of the Alabama’s left with the French in 1763 after France lost the Seven Years War with Great Britain. Members of the Creek Confederacy then moved into the region and absorbed the remaining Alabamas.

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Autauga County Alabama Officials 1819-1870

James Jackson represented the county in the constitutional convention of 1819; George Rives, sr., in that of 1861; and Benjamin Fitzpatrick in that of 1865, over which he presided. The following is a list of the members of the general assembly from the county 1819-Howell Rose. 1822-Dunklin Sullivan. 1825-James Jackson. 1828-William R. Pickett. 1831-William R. Pickett. 1834-Robert Broadnax. 1837-Samuel S. Simmons. 1841-Dixon Hall. 1843-William t. Yancey. Senators. 1844-Sampson W. Harris. 1847-Seth P. Storrs. 1849–Seth P. Storrs. 1853-Thomas H. Watts. 1855 -Adam C. Felder. 1857-Adam C. Felder. 1861—Samuel F. Rice. 1865–Adam C. Felder. [No election in 1867 or since,] Representatives. 1819-P. Fitzpatrick, C. A, Dennis. 1820-Phillips Fitzpatrick, J. Jackson. 1821-W. R. Pickett, Jno. A. Elmore. 1822-Phillips Fitzpatrick. 1823-William R. Pickett. 1824-William R. Pickett. 1825-Robert Broaduax, John McNeil. 1826-Robert Broadnax, Eli Terry. 1827-Robert Broadnax, Eli Terry, 1828-Robert Broadnax, Rogers. 1829-Robert Broadnax, Wm. Hester. 1830-R. Broadnax, Dixon Hall, sr. 1831-Robert Broadnax, Dixon Hall. 1832-R. Broadnax, S. S. Simmons. 1833-Dixon Hall. jr., S. S. Simmons. 1834-W. Burt, S. S. Simmons, J. B. Robinson. 1835-Dixon Hall, jr., S. S. Simmons, Bejamin Davis. 1836-John P. Dejarnette, S. S. Simmons, Benjamin Davis, 1837-John P. Dejarnette, Wm. Burt, T. W. Brevard. 1838-Dixon Hall, jr., J. W. Withers, Thomas Hogg. 1839-Dixon Hall, John Withers. 1840-Benj. Davis, Absolom Doster. 1841-John Steele, Wm. L. Morgan. 1842-John Mitchell, Wm. L. Morgan. 1843-J. Steele, Crawford M. Jackson. 1844-John Steele, C. M. Jackson....

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Biography of J. H. Adair

J. H. ADAIR. This gentleman was born in Independence, Autauga County, Ala., on March 3, 1828. His father was James Adair, born in Morgan County, Ga., in 1806, a successful merchant in Alabama for ten years, then a farmer of Talladega, Ala., until August 5, 1845, when he died, leaving a widow and nine children-five sons and four daughters. His widow, Sarah Adair, remained there until after the late war, when she returned to Georgia, where she now resides in Gainesville, and is in her eighty-fifth year. Her maiden name was Sarah Dean. She was born February 19, 181O, in Twiggs County, Ga., and was married to James Adair, the boy merchant, in 1826. Her sons all did noble service through the war. Two are dead, three are living-two in Atlanta, Ga., and one in Arkansas; one daughter in Atlanta and three in Gainesville, Ga. J. H. Adair now lives near Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas He lived with his mother until he was twenty-three years old, superintending a small farm with a few slaves and his four younger brothers, and on September 3, 1850, was married to Ellenore Pace, a beautiful girl of eighteen summers, the daughter of Bartly M. Pace, a well-to-do planter. J. H. Adair bought a small farm four miles from his old home, and farmed four years. In the fall of 1854 he emigrated to...

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Tawasa Indians

Tawasa Tribe. Meaning unknown. Tawasa Connections. They spoke a dialect belonging to the Timucuan division of the Muskhogean linguistic family, intermediate between Timucua proper and Choctaw, Hitchiti, Alabama, and Apalachee. Tawasa Location. In 1706-7 in west Florida about the latitude of the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers; at an earlier time and again later they were on the Alabama near the present Montgomery. (See also Louisiana.) I have stated elsewhere (Swanton, 1946, p. 187) that the name of this mission was wanting in the list drawn up in 1656. I should have given the date as 1680. Tawasa Villages. They usually occupied only one town but Autauga on Autauga Creek in the southeastern part of Autauga County, Alabama, is said to have belonged to them. Tawasa History. De Soto found the Tawasa near the Montgomery site in 1540. Some time during the next century and a half they moved to the neighborhood of Apalachicola River, but in 1707 they were attacked by the Creeks, who captured some of them, while the greater part fled to the French and were by them given lands near the present Mobile. They occupied several different sites in that neighborhood but in 1717 they moved back to the region where De Soto found them, their main village being in the northwestern suburbs of the present Montgomery. After the Treaty of Fort Jackson...

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Autauga County, Alabama Census Records

Autauga County was formed in 1818 from Montgomery County. Montgomery County, Alabama Census Records 1830 Autauga County, Alabama Census Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1830 Autauga County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at USGenWeb Archives Census Image Project 1830 Autauga County Census Hosted at RootsWeb 1830 Autauga County, Alabama Census Index Hosted at Tracking Your Roots 1830 Autauga Co., AL Census (pdf) Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Autauga County, Alabama Census Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1840 Autauga County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at RootsWeb 1840 Autauga County, Alabama Census Index Hosted at USGenWeb Archives Census Image Project 1840 Autauga County Census Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Autauga County, Alabama Census Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial 1850 Autauga County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems Hosted at Autauga County, Alabama USGenWeb Archives Project Autauga County, Alabama: 1850 Census Index Hosted at Autauga County, Alabama USGenWeb Project Autaugaville – Vernon Chestnut Coosada Fanning Hester Huddleston Independence Kingston Milton Mulberry Pine Flat Vernon Vernon (2) Washington Washington – Prattville Wetumpka Hosted at USGenWeb Archives Census Image Project 1850 Autauga County Census Hosted...

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Autauga 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. Following Historical Cemeteries hosted at RootsWeb: Autauga County Cemeteries Following Cemetery transcriptions and photos hosted at Autauga County, USGenWeb Archives Project: Apperson Family Cemetery Autaugaville Cemetery Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Bethleham West Cemetery Boones Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Burt Cemetery Carter Hill Family Cemetery Carver/Vinson Family Cemetery Colee Cemetery, Billingsley Coosada Baptist Church Cemetery Cox – Vincent Cemetery Dejarnett Cemetery #1 Dejarnette Family Cemetery #2 Doster Family Cemetery Fair Cemetery Golson Family Cemetery Greater Mallard Chapel AME Church Cemetery Griffis Graves Hamilton Cemetery Hinton Cemetery Ivy Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery Jackson Family Cemetery #1, Independence Jones Cemetery # 1 Jones Baptist Church Cemetery Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery Love Cemetery Lucus Cemetery Manning Cemetery #1 Manning Cemetery #2 Marbury Baptist Church Cemetery Milton Baptist Church Cemetery Montgomery Cemetery New Jericho Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Old Canaan Cemetery Owens Cemetery Pine Flat Presbyterian Church Cemetery Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Pleasant Valley Methodist Church Cemetery Poplar Springs Church Cemetery Robinson Springs Cemetery Rodgers Cemetery Thompson Cemetery Graves Of Thomas Townsend, Sarah Townsand Coe, & Harriett Williams Vine Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery Wadsworth Baptist Church Cemetery, Deatsville Washington Hill Cemetery Weaver Cemetery White Pong Baptist Church Cemetery Zeigler Cemetery Following Cemeteries hosted at...

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