Northern Alabama, Historical and Biographical.
By: Smith & DeLand, Orig. Pub. 1888, Reprinted 2006, 776 pages plus New Index, Hard Cover, ISBN #0-89308-839-0.
First of all, don’t let the title mislead anyone. This book covers Northern & Central Alabama covering some 32 different counties. It is similar to other vanity sketch books of its kind, such as Goodspeed Publishing Company. The book is broken down into two main issues. The first being a history of the counties and the second being biographical sketches on approx. 832 these early settlers. The counties covered are: Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Cleburne, Colbert, Cullman, Dallas, Etowah, Greene, Hale, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lauderdale, Lee, Limestone, Madison, Marengo, Marshall, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Pike, Shelby, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, and Tuscaloosa.