Alabama And Mississippi Connections, Historical And Biographical Sketches Of Families On Both Sides Of The Tombigbee River
Alabama And Mississippi Connections, Historical And Biographical Sketches Of Families On Both Sides Of The Tombigbee River
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Alabama and Mississippi Connections, Historical and Biographical Sketches of Families on Both Sides of the Tombigbee River; by Judy Jacobson; 304 pp; Paperback; Published: 1999; Reprinted: 2009; ISBN: 9780806348575; Item # CF9344D

Mrs. Jacobson, who has previously written genealogical accounts of Massachusetts Bay, Long Island (New York), and Detroit (Michigan), here turns her attention to settlement along the Alabama-Mississippi frontier in the early nineteenth century. As evidenced by the title of the work, the focus is upon families who settled along the Tombigbee River, an area which today occupies all or part of the Alabama counties of:

  • Fayette
  • Greene
  • Lamar
  • Marion
  • Pickens
  • Sumter
  • Tuscaloosa

and the Mississippi counties of:

  • Choctaw
  • Clay
  • Itawamba
  • Lee
  • Lowndes
  • Monroe
  • Noxubee
  • Oktibbeha
  • Webster
  • Winston

Aided by a variety of maps depicting settlement patterns, the book commences with a history of settlement in the Mississippi Territory. Here Mrs. Jacobson zeroes in on the founding of each of the seventeen counties comprising the Tombigbee River area, with references to the region's indigenous

  • Creeks
  • Choctaws
  • Chickasaws
  • Cherokees

the phases of

  • French
  • Spanish
  • British

settlement; and the consolidation of the region under U.S. control following the War of 1812. Doubtless of greatest interest to researchers will be the author's genealogical and biographical essays on the following families of the region:

  • Adair
  • Bagwell
  • Blaikie/Blackie
  • Blaylock/Blailock
  • Bolton
  • Carson
  • Duke
  • Gamble/Gammill
  • Goachy
  • Holland
  • Lampkin
  • Lavender
  • Lincecum
  • Mangum
  • Meek/Meeks
  • Pitchlynn
  • Richey
  • Sellers
  • Starnes
  • Stevens
  • Walser
  • Weeks

Rounding out the volume are several appendices (including an abridged copy of the Chocktaw Treaty of 1816), a lengthy bibliography, and a name/subject index with 3,500 entries.