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Clarke County, Alabama, History of.


By: John S. Graham, Pub. 1923, Reprinted 2018, 354 pages, New Index, ISBN #0-89308-693-2.

Clarke County is located between the Alabama and Tombigbee Rivers and was initially carved from Washington County in 1812. When Alabama became a Territory in 1817, Clark County was substantially enlarged. This history is similar to most county histories done in this time period in that it covers all the usual topics such as education, newspapers, population, Indian skirmishes, mineral wealth, schools and community leaders. It is especially rich in biographical sketches and has various lists of soldiers including the war records on many men living in the community who had served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.  It is filled with biographical sketches of individuals with detailed genealogies on many of the early pioneer families of the county such as: Adams, Anderson, Ball, Barnes, Bedsole, Bolen, Boroughs, Boyles, Caller, Carlton, Chapman, Davis, Frazier, Garrett, Gillis, Graham, Grant, Gross, Hicks, Jones, Johnson, Kimbell, Kimbrough, Langford, Mathews, McDuffie, McGowan, McLeod, Murphy, Newman, Nichols, Pugh, Rivers, Savage, Stewart, Taylor, Tucker, Turner, Wilson, Wing, and the mention of vast numbers of other pioneer settlers.