Bankhead was born on September 13, 1842, at Moscow, Marion County, Alabama (near present-day Sulligent, Alabama)

Senator John Hollis Bankhead


John Hollis Bankhead was born on his father’s farm in Marion (now Lamar) County on September 13, 1842. He was educated in the country schools of his native county and with this meager scholastic preparation became a man of solid and practical learning. He was married November 13, 1866 at Wetumpka, Alabama to Tallulah Brockman and they celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1916 at their home ‘Sunset’ at Jasper, Alabama. At the time of his death there were surviving him, his wife, Tallulah Brockman Bankhead and five children: Louise (now deceased) wife of A. G. Lund; Marie, wife of Thomas M. Owen; John H. Bankhead Jr; William B. Bankhead and Henry M. Bankhead. During the time Senator Bankhead was a member of the Senate, his son, William B. Bankhead was a member of the House.

Wilson Pickett was born in Prattville Alabama

Wilson Pickett

Wison Pickett was born on March 18, 1941 in Prattville, Alabama. He sang American R&B, soul and rock and roll. He recorded over 50 songs including “In the Midnight Hour”, “Land of 1,000 Dances”, “Mustang Sally” and “Funky Broadway.” Wilson Pickett was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.

Sheriff Pat Garrett Was Born In Cusseta Alabama, Chambers County Alabama

Sheriff Pat Garrett

Sheriff Pat Garrett, Patrick Floyd Jarvis “Pat” Garrett (June 5, 1850 – February 29, 1908) was an American Old West lawman, bartender and customs agent who became renowned for killing Billy the Kid. He was the sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico as well as Doña Ana County, New Mexico.

William Anderson Smith aka Will Smith

Bell Tree Smith

The Legend Of Bell Tree Smith

Taken From: The Gadsden Times, Gadsden, AL 1920
Written By: The Gadsden Times, by Will I. Martin. While the writer was driving through Rock Run the other day he recalled the story of Bell Tree Smith, a fantastic character who flourished in Cherokee county back in the nineties and who met the fate of almost all bullies, who respected no law and the rights of no man.  

He got his nickname from the fact that he operated a blind tiger under a tree near his place of business. His illicit liquor sales were out in the open air to be seen by any officer or citizen who dared to take the risk of peeping or spying, for it was generally understood or believed that monkeying with what Bell Tree Smith considered his inalienable rights spelled sudden death or, at least a good pistol whipping and such like punishment as would call for silence on the part of any person who happened to be unduly nosey. The man’s real name was William (Bill) Smith.

Revolutionary War Soldiers in Alabama

Revolutionary War Soldiers in Alabama

Source:  Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama, Being a List of Names, Compiled from Authentic Sources, of Soldiers of the American Revolution, who Resided in the State of Alabama by Thomas McAdory Owen 1911 – Transcribed by Annoymous


ADAMS, BRYANT, a resident of Montgomery county; private, particular service not shown; enrolled on September 26, 1834, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $30; transferred to North Carolina, letter August 29, 1836.-Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.  

AGNEW, GEORGE, a resident of Lauderdale county; private in cavalry, particular service not shown; enrolled on September 29, 1836, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $25.-Pension Book, State Branch Bank, Mobile.  

ALEXANDER, _____, aged 98, resided in Mobile county, June 1, 1840; no facts given.-Census of Pensioners, 1841. p. 149.  

ALEXANDER, ASA, aged 74, and a resident of Dale county, private Georgia Militia; enrolled on June 17, 1833, under act of Congress of June 7, 1832, payment to date from March 4, 1831; annual allowance, $80; sums received up to date of publication of list, $200.-Revolutionary Pension Roll, in vol.