Have you ever been genealogically possessed? Driven to do research that has no pay off in additional ancestors or money. Sometimes we do things for unknown reasons, but one thing that you do know is that you must do it. It must be done right now.
One possession, which I will share with you, is the night that I found the Acts of Alabama online. This was exciting because of information that I learned in 2004, at Samford University’s IGHR. Dean Spratlin of Bullock County, was a faculty member in Course 8, Researching African American Ancestors. He presented copies of emancipations from the Acts of Alabama. Then in 2005 at Samford, Christine Rose stated that it is important to understand the laws during the time period that you are researching, as they pertain to land, wills, etc.
When I found this wonderful online information I was compelled to look further. Personally, I wanted to understand how these acts affected people of color. After reading through a few sessions, I was sucked in. I had to pull everything dealing with people of color. The result became a 38 page MS Word document. Most of the information pulled pertains to emancipations.
Below is an alphabetical index of the information that I extracted from the Act of Alabama online. Future blogs will include the details, also found at the web site above. If there is a particular person or subject of interested make a comment and I will move that post ahead.
Abercrombie, Leonard—Alexander—Amelia—Amelia Ann—Andre, Romeo—Anna—Baldwin county—Baptiste, John—Barnard, Ulysses J.—Baudin, Harriet—Baudry, Augustus—Bernody, Registe—Bethaney, John—Betsey—Bibb county—Billy—Blake, William—Blount county—Bracy, John D.—Bracy, Melleville—Brandon, Jarret—Carmelete—Catherine—Catiche—Celine—Cesar—Chastang, Bazile—Chastang, Pierre—Ciriah—citizen by treaty (Spain)—Clarissa—Clarke county—Colin, Augustine—Colin, Honore—Commons, Robert—Constitution, schooner—Courtland—Cox, Peyton—Creagh, John G.—creole population—Cyrus—Dallas county—Daniel—Delia—Dickinson, David—Divin, John S—Dubroca, Jane—Dupree, William E.—Eldridge, John R. B.—Eliza—Elizabeth—Elsey, James—Emily—Ernest—Evans, China—Fagan, Peter—Fanny—Farrer, Mahala—Fellows, John—Fletcher, Rebecca—Florida—Fostin—Franchonette—Francis—Francois—Francoise—Franklin county—Frenier, Fermin—Frenier, John—Frozend—Gadstith—Gamaliel—George—Gertrude—Grayson, Abraham—Grayson, Ambrose—Grayson, Benjamin—Grayson, Elizabeth—Grayson, Fuller—Grayson, Mary—Grayson, Sarah—Greene county—Hannah—Hays, William—Honore, Ursan—House, Anne D.—Howze, Isham R.—Howze, Susan B.—Isidore—Jacob—Jane—John—Johnson, Jacob—Johnson, Thomas—Johnston, James—Journin, Joseph—Judah—Kennedy, Cesar—Kennedy, Mary Ann—Lacoste, Auguste—Lavinia—Lawrence county—Lemone—Lemuel—Leones, Francoise—Letitia—Lewis, Jack—Limestone county—Long, Robert—Louisa—Louisiana treaty—Loyd, Thomas—Lydia—Madison county—Madison County—Malone, Sarah—Margaret—Margurete—Maria—Marian—Marie—Martha—Martin, Fanny—Mary Anne—Mary-Ann—McBroom, William—McGee, Dixon—McGee, Jane—McGee, Lynn—McGee, Nancy—McGee, Peggy—McGee, William—McRae, D. R. W.—Mead, Lemuel—Mileysertte—Millescent—Mitchell, Frank—Mitchell, Margueritte—Mitchell, William—Mobile—Mobile county—Monroe county—Moreau—Morgan—Nancy—Nannette—Neale, John P.—Ned—negro stealing—negroes,place of selling—Nicholas, Leon—Nicholas, Silvan—Noah—Norris, David—Parker, William R.—Passiano, Charles—Passiano, Francis—Patience—Patione—Peter—Philip—Phillips, George—Pope, Nicholas—Poston, James—Powell, William A.—punishment for crimes—Rachel—Ragland, Thomas—Rawlins, John—Rays, Reuben—Reed, Daniel—Reid, Daniel—retailing spiritous liquors—Richardson, Richmond—Richmond—Robin—Robinson, John—Rose—Rossell—Rozetta—runaway slaves—Sam—Sarah—Seremise—slave sales, taken in execution—slave trade—slave, executed—slaves imported—slaves, illegal importation—slaves, importation of—slaves, sale days—Soto, John—Spaniard, John—Susan—Tate, Caleb—Taylor, Gilbert D.—Taylor, Henry—Taylor, John—Thener—Thermon, Joshua—Thomas—Tom—Tracey—trial of Slaves—Tucker, Sophia—Tuscumbia—Tuskaloosa county—Venus—Walker, Wm.—Walton, Killis—Washington county—Wilcox county—William—Willis—Woods, Bailey M.—Wright, Thomas—Ylaris, Joseph—
View the Acts of Alabama found online are from the territorial period until 1828.