Sumter County (Ala.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/n79018508
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Overview A collection of court records from the Alabama Circuit Court's 17th District, including minutes and trial, appearance, and subpoena dockets, 1815-1835.
Abstract Several newspaper clippings relating to the trial of several white men for the murder of Walter P. Billings, an African-America resident of Sumter County, Alabama, on 1 August 1874, and also a lengthy jury charge by U.S. Circuit Court Judge Ballard decrying violence used by the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist organizations against African-Americans.
Abstract Typescript copy of Judge W.E. Dearman's "The Town of Gaston, Alabama," a history of Gaston, an abandoned town in Sumter County, Alabama.
Overview Photocopies of the daybooks of John K. Elliott and his son, William M. Elliott, of the Payneville, Sumter County, Alabama area, spanning the years from 1870 through 1911.
Abstract Papers pertaining to the land purchases of John Mathews, a Sumter Coutny, Alabama planter between 1836 and 1856.
Dates: 1836 - 1856
File — Box 4267.004: , oversize-folder: 5
Scope and Contents This file contains two letters on the same sheet of paper. The longer of the two was written by John A. Norr from Russellville, Alabama, on January 8, 1844, and concerns the debts and land transactions of a Colonel Jones and James E. Jones. This letter was notarized on May 18, 1844, by Felix G. Norman. The letter by Richard Jones was written from Aberdeen, Mississippi, and dated January 18, 1844. It asks the recipient to "make such disposition of my business as you may deem proper ... ." Both...
Abstract A paper written by Ralph M. Lyons documenting the history of the Livingston Presbyterian Church in Livingston, Sumter County, Alabama.
Abstract This collection contains local, state, and federal election returns for Sumter County, Alabama, from 1834 to 1863.
Dates: 1834 - 1863
Abstract Diaries of travels from New Hampshire to Alabama; to Havana, Cuba; and to the midwestern United States. The majority of entries were written in Gainesville, Alabama, where this New Hampshire native settled.
Dates: 1839 - 1848