Do you have ancestors in central Alabama? This book may help your research

Lying at the southern extremity of the Appalachian Mountains, Shelby County is richly endowed with abundant natural resources and unrivaled beauty in the profile of low mountains, many lakes and streams, and woodlands. The early white settlers held their lands by virtue of what was known as Squatter’s Sovereignty. Most of the first settlers were from North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and South Carolina.


Many early settlers had been soldiers under General Jackson and after the battle of Horseshoe Bend, many men were sent up the Cahawba River to search for the remaining “Red Sticks” and traveled through Shelby County.

Shelby County Alabama Pioneers Volume I reveals the relationships between the ACTONS, BAILEYS, CLOWER, CROWSON, LEES, NABORS, NELSON, ROBERTSON, and WILSON families of early Shelby County, AL. Notes, and sources are included. Genealogy reports with all supporting evidence, wills, and deeds when available are included.

 old shelby county courthouse mainstreet columbiana

Old Shelby County Courthouse mainstreet Columbiana, Alabama (Library of  Congress)

Surnames found in Shelby County Alabama Pioneers Volume I include: ACTON, ALEXANDER, ALLEN, ALLGOOD, ASHMORE, AVERY, AYETTOTT, AYLETT, BAILEY, BAINS, BAKER, BALCH, BANDY, BARHAM, BARNETT, BARRONS, BASS, BEALER, BEARDEN, BELL, BEMAN, BENGE, BENTON, BEVILL, BILLINGSLEA, BISHOP, BLANTON, BLEDSOE, BLEVINS, BLOUNT, BOOTHE, BOYD, BOYLE, BRAGG, BRASHER, BRIELAND, BRINKER, BRATTON, BRITTON, BROWN, BRYAN, BULLOCK, BURNETT, BURROW, BUTLER, BYARS, BYNUM, BYRUM, CAHILL, CALDWELL, CARPENTER, CARTER, CASEY, CLAYTON, CLEVELAND, CLIETT, CLOWAR, CLOWER, COHEN, CORLEY, CRAIG, CRAWFORD, CROCKETT, CROSS, CROWSON, DANIEL, DAVIS, DEAN, DESHAZO, DICKENSON, DILBANE, DOLLAR, DUKE, ELLIOTT, ELLIS, EDGE, ESSMAN, ESTILL, FANNIN, FARLEY, FARR, FAVRE, FERRELL, FINNEY, FLOURNOY, FOUST, FRASER, FREEZE, FROST, FULTON, GAILEY, GARRETT, GIBSON, GLIDEWELL, GODDEN, GODWIN, GOODGAME, GOODSON, GREEN, GRIFFIN, GRIFFITH, GRIGGS, GRIMMETT, GULLAHORE, GULLEHORN, HAFNER, HAGIN, HAIL, HALE, HAMILTON, HANNAH, HANEY, HANSARD, HARDIN, HARKINS, HARLESS, HARRIS, HARRISON, HAYES, HAZARD, HEARNE, HESTER, HICKS, HILL, HODGES, HOLBROOK, HOLLINGSWORTH, HORTON, HOWARD, HUDSON, HUTCHINSON, JOHNSON, JONES, KIDD, KIERDON, KNOWLES, LALADY, LANIER, LAVINSKY, LAWLER, LEATHERWOOD, LEE, LEEPER, LEONARD, LINDSAY, LINDSEY, LOFTIN,LOONEY, LOVELADY, MAHAN, MARDIS, MARLOW, MARONEY, MASKE, MASON, MATHEWS, MATTHEWS, MAXWELL, MCCAIN, MCCLINTON, MCCRAFT, MCGOWAN, MCLANAHAN, MCLEOD, MCLEROY, MCMAHON, MCNAIR, MCNEAR, MCNEELY, MCNEER, MCPHERSON, MEREDITH, MERONEY, MERRELL, MILES, MILLER, MILLS, MILSTEAD, MITCHELL, MOORE, MORGAN, MORRIS, MOSTELLER, MOWDEY, MUNDINE, MURPHY, MURRY, MUSE, MYRICK, NABORS, NAISH, NEAL, NELSON, NEWMAN, NIVENS, NORTH, NUNNALLY, OLDHAM, ORR, OZLEY, PARKER, PARKS, PATTON, PAYNE, PEARSON, PERRY, PERSON, PETERS, PITNER, POINTER, POWERS, PRENTICE, QUINN, RANDALL, RASBERRY, REED, REEVES, REID, ROBERTS, ROBERTSON, ROGERS, ROY, SAWYER, SHACKELFORD, SHANK, SHAW, SMITH, STERRETT, STORRS, STREET, STRIPLING, TEAGUE, THOMPSON, TRUELL, TURNER, WALDROP, WALLACE, WARD, WARE, WATKINS, WATROUS, WATSON, WEEKS, WEST, WHARTON, WHITE, WIGGINS, WILLINGHAM, WILLSON, WILSON, WOOLEY, WOOLLEY, WRIGHT

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Shelby County Alabama Pioneers Volume I


By (author): Donna Causey
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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

12 Responses to Do you have ancestors in central Alabama? This book may help your research

  1. Franklins and Tisdales are my ancestors. The Franklin connection goes back to Ben Franklin, inventor.

  2. How could I order a Book, I’m in Canada my Grand parents and a couple of my dads siblings were from Alabama.

  3. The geneological library pictured here in Shelby Co is one of the best that I have visited. The staff there is wonderful to assist you in your search.

  4. Sharon Hudd this is your county.

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