Death And Marriage Notices From Missing Issues of Autauga County Newspapers

Transcribed by Jane Klinner & Larry E. Caver, Jr.

Autauga Citizen

August 18, 1853:

Died near Centreville, Bibb County, Alabama, Richard A. DANSBY, of typhoid fever, after an illness of 23 days, aged 21 years and four months.

August 25, 1853:

Died in Bienville Parish, Louisiana, on the 11th ultimo, Mrs. Sarah Jane PEARCE, consort of John W. PEARCE, and daughter of Holman and Sarah GARDNER, of this county.

October 27, 1853:

Died, after a protracted illness, in the 26th year of her age, M. A., consort of the late Boling MITCHELL, of Texas.

November 3, 1853:

Married on the 20th of October, by Reverend S.O. CAPERS, at the residence of Capt. Jacob HOUSE, Benjamin B. ALEXANDER, of Lowndes County, to Miss Martha HOUSE, of Autauga County.

December 29, 1853:

Married on the 20th instant, by Reverend Jas. FOSTER, Frank POPE to Miss A. McKEITHEN.

Married on the 21st instant, by Reverend Jas. FOSTER, Joseph A. SMITH to Miss Isadore C. POPE.

March 9, 1854:

Married on the 5th by E.A. LONG, Esq., Mr. James A. WATTERSON, Principal of the Deaf & Dumb Institute, to Miss Charity THOMAS, all of Robinson Springs.

March 16, 1854:

Married on Thursday, the 16th instant, at the residence of Dr. J. A. WHETSTONE, by Reverend Reynolds TRIPPETT, Sylvester G. PARSONS to Miss Mary G. WHETSTONE, both of Bastrop, Morehouse Parish, Louisiana.

June 1, 1854:

Married, in this place, on the 21st of May, by Reverend E.J. HAMILL, James R. COLWELL to Miss Ann ELLIS.

August 3, 1854:

We regret to learn that Holman GARDNER, an old and respectable resident of this county, died at his residence some seven miles from this place on yesterday morning.

February 14, 1861:

Col. E.A. LONG departed this life at the residence of his father, Capt. Lunceford LONG, on Thursday last, after a long and painful illness.

September 13, 1866:

An Autauga Man Murdered-

The Selma Times, of the 3rd says: "Yesterday afternoon about 3 o'clock, a peaceable and respectable citizen, Mr. Addison C. LOVE, who lives on Mulberry, above Burnsville, in Autauga County, while returning from Selma, when about two miles out, was fired upon by someone from the bushes in a swamp, and seven large sized buck shot took effect on the upper part of the back, one entering between the shoulders and coming out in the front center of the neck. He was found prostrated in the road by Maj. KEITH a short while afterwards, who directed a wagoner passing to bring the wounded man to town. He was carried to (the) Gee House, where he died about six o'clock. When found by Maj. KEITH, his horse and saddle bags were gone and his pockets turned wrong side outwards."

April 4, 1867:

Married at the residence of Capt. A. DOSTER near Prattville, on the 31st of March 1867, by Reverend Hardy BROWN, Capt. Zach ABNEY, of Randolph, Bibb County, to Miss A. Victoria DOSTER.

April 25, 1867:

Married on the 18th instant, at the residence of Hon. G.W. BENSON, by Reverend A.J. BRIGGS, Mr. D. H. BOOTH and Miss Sarah E. BENSON, of Kingston.

August 8, 1867:

Gen. Cornelius ROBINSON, so long identified with this section of the state, died at his residence in Lowndes County on the 29th ultimo, in the 62nd year of his age.

December 15, 1870:

William THOMPSON, an aged citizen of Lowndes, recently undertook to walk from Ft. Deposit to his home seven miles distant, but wandered from the road and perished by the wayside.

March 6, 1873:

Mr. Henry HUNT, an old citizen of this county, dropped dead in the post office on Monday morning last from heart disease, from which he had been addicted for many years, and he leaves numerous relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

Southern Statesman

April 28, 1860:

Died at his residence in Autauga County, on the 21st instant, of typhoid fever, James OVERSTREET, aged about 38 years, leaving many relatives and acquaintances to lament his loss.

June 2, 1860:

It is with feelings of the deepest sorrow and regret that we announce the death of Dr. J. D. O'BANNON, one of our most respected citizens. He departed this life, after a painful and protracted illness, on Thursday evening last, at the residence of his sister, Mrs. MYERS, near Robinson Springs, in this county… Dr. O'BANNON was one of the gallant band of brave and fearless spirits which composed the Palmetto Regiment of South Carolina in the late war with Mexico… He leaves a disconsolate wife.

June 16, 1860:

Mulberry Lodge, No. 183 of Free and Accepted Masons, will attend to the funeral of Brother S.H.N. DICKSON, deceased, at the residence of Brother C.G. LANIER, in Autauga County, on Sunday, the 24th day of June 1860.


These transcriptions were done on October 15, 2001 from a separate set of old newspapers located at the Autauga County Courthouse than were used during microfilming by the Alabama Department of Archives & History.