About this time, a bloody transaction occurred in the territory of the present county of Conecuh. During the revolutionary war, Colonel McGillivray formed an acquaintance with many conspicuous royalists, and, among others, with Colonel Kirkland, of South Carolina. That person was at McGillivray’s house, upon the Coosa, in 1788, with his son, his nephew, and several other gentlemen. They were on their way to Pensacola, where they intended to procure passports, and settle in the Spanish province of Louisiana. When they determined to leave his hospitable abode, McGillivray sent his servant [slave] to guide them to Pensacola.
Brewton Alabama was known in past times as “the richest little town in the South.” Brewton’s high per capita income was based on the profits enjoyed by a small number of “timber barons.”
An Alabama based manufacturer of distilled spirits located just outside the beautiful city of Brewton in the town of Riverview.