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*{{PAGENAME}} '''residents''' may also have records in<br>'''Neighboring Counties:'''
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*[http://ohsweb.Alabamahistory.org/death// Alabama][https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1661470 &nbsp;Births and Christenings 1881-1930]
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| building address = Walker County Courthouse]<br>1801 3rd Avenue<br>Jasper, AL 35501<br>Phone:&nbsp;(205) 384-7268 [http://www.walkercounty.com/ '''Walker County Website'''] }}
*{{RecordSearch|1680845|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}}&nbsp;[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1916159 County Probate Records]<br>
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Alabama|Alabama]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[{{PAGENAME}}|Walker County]]''  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.walkercounty.com/ Walker County Courthouse]<br>1801 3rd Avenue<br>Jasper, AL 35501<br>Phone:&nbsp;(205) 384-7268  
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[[Image:Walker County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|250px]] [http://www.walkercounty.com/ Walker County Courthouse]<br>1801 3rd Avenue<br>Jasper, AL 35501<br>Phone:&nbsp;(205) 384-7268  
  
 
Records burned 1877<br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walker County p. 40. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Records burned 1877<br>Probate Judge has marriage and probate records <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walker County p. 40. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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*[[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa]]  
 
*[[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa]]  
 
*[[Winston County, Alabama|Winston]]
 
*[[Winston County, Alabama|Winston]]
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148791 Pocahontas Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Carbon Hill] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148791 Pocahontas Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Carbon Hill] BillionGraves
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*''Cemetery Records of Jefferson and Walker Counties, Alabama.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: The Society?, 1945. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26353 Ancestry] ($). Includes Chicksaw Cemetery, Coal City Cemetery, Easley Cemetery, Fike Cemetery, Holly Grove Cemetery, King Family Cemetery, Manasco Cemetery, and New Hope Cemetery.
  
 
Additional Walker County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} and {{FSbook|185666|disp=Vol. 3}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.  
 
Additional Walker County cemeteries are included in ''Alabama Cemetery Records'' {{FSbook|185681|disp=Vol. 1}} and {{FSbook|185666|disp=Vol. 3}} at FamilySearch Books Online - free.  
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==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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:*Dombhart, John Martin. ''History of Walker County: Its Towns and Its People.'' Thornton, Ark.: Cayce Pub. Co., c1937. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22993 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
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==== Military  ====
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==== Military&nbsp; ====
  
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===== Civil War  =====
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Civil War service men from&nbsp;Walker County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of&nbsp;Walker County.
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:- [[4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)|4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's)]], Company K
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company E, F and L
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:- [[43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry|43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company H, I and K
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:- [[50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry|50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry]], Company K, formerly Co. "?", 5th Battalion
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<br>{{Alabama Conf}}  
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Periodicals  ====
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:*''Walking Back in Time.'' Publication of the Walker County Genealogical Society. Digital versions at FamilySearch Books Online: {{FSbook|86172|disp=Vol. 15}} | {{FSbook|86689|disp=Vol. 16}}.
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==== Probate Records ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
:*'''1847''' - ''1840's Walker County tax record,'' digitized by {{FSbook|86172}} - free.
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:*'''1847''' - ''1840's Walker County tax record,'' digitized by {{FSbook|86172}} - free.
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:*'''1865-1866''' - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1264 Ancestry] ($). Walker County is in District 3.
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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===== Birth  =====
 
===== Birth  =====
  
:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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:*'''1881-1930''' - {{RecordSearch|1661470|Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free.
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:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alwalker/births.htm Walker County Births] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free. These are contributed by researchers and is a growing database.
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. Incomplete.
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:*'''To 1825''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2080 ''Index to Marriages''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked. <br>
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:*'''1797, 1812, 1823, 1829, 1877-1879, 1881-1882, 1884, 1886, 1888-1889, 1936–1969''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7838 ''Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears. <br>
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:*'''1816-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1674672|Alabama, Marriages, 1816-1957}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free. Incomplete.
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:*'''1877-1889''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4192 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920"] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women. <br>
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:*'''1892-1897''' - "Walker County Marriages, Book C 1892-1897," ''Walking Back in Time,'' Vol. 15, No. 3 (Sep. 2004):49; Vol. 15, No. 4 (Dec. 2004):72-73; Vol. 16, No. 1 (Mar. 2005):9; Vol. 16, No. 2 (June 2005):17-18; Vol. 16, No. 3 (Sep. 2005):39-40; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Dec. 2005):62-63. Digital version of Vol. 15 at {{FSbook|86172}}; and Vol. 16 at {{FSbook|86689}} - both free.
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:*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alwalker/marriages.htm Walker County Marriages] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free. Some of these are from county records, and some are contributed by researchers and is a growing database.
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
  
:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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:*'''1881-1952''' - {{RecordSearch|1674670|Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free.
  
:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} FamilySearch Historical Records Collection
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:*'''1881–1974''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2543 ''Index to Deaths and Burials''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.<br>
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:*'''1908–1959''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5188 ''Index to Deaths Recorded by the State of Alabama''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] – ($); Index. The index includes name of the deceased, county of death, date of death, and the state certificate number (volume and page).<br>
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:*'''1908-1974''' - {{RecordSearch|1307888|Alabama, Deaths, 1908-1974}} at FamilySearch Historical Records Collection. - free.
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:*'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alwalker/deaths.htm Walker County Deaths] at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~algenweb/ ALGenWeb] - free.'''
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==== Voting Registers  ====
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Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the&nbsp;[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/countybooksmain.html Alabama Department of Archives and History]. &nbsp;Walker County has two books:
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*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/walkercountyvol1.pdf Book 1]
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*[http://www.archives.alabama.gov/voterreg/books/walkercountyvol2.pdf Book 2]
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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The [http://www2.youseemore.com/cerl/ '''Carl Elliott Regional Library'''] has the following libraries in Winston County:
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:Carbon Hill Public Library<br>215 2nd Street NW<br>Carbon Hill, Alabama 35549<br>Telephone: 205-924-4254
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:Jasper Public Library<br>98 18th Street East<br>Jasper, Alabama 35501<br>Telephone: 205-221-8512
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:Sumiton Public Library<br>416 State Street<br>P. O. Box 10<br>Sumiton, Alabama 35148<br>Telephone: 205-648-7451
  
 
==== Family History Center<br>  ====
 
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project] may have maps, name indexes, history, or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>  
 
*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project] may have maps, name indexes, history, or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Walker|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Alabama%2C+Walker|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/walker.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/al/walker.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] ~ contains record transcriptions from Bibles, obituaries, court records and more.  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alwalker/ Walker County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alwalker/ Walker County ALGenWeb] ~ record transcriptions and information pertinent to the county.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Walker/ Walker County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/AL/Walker/ Walker County, Alabama Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

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Walker County, Alabama
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Alabama
Location of Alabama in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 26, 1823
County Seat Jasper
Courthouse
Address Walker County Courthouse]
1801 3rd Avenue
Jasper, AL 35501
Phone: (205) 384-7268 Walker County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Walker County, Alabama Courthouse.jpg
Walker County Courthouse
1801 3rd Avenue
Jasper, AL 35501
Phone: (205) 384-7268

Records burned 1877
Probate Judge has marriage and probate records [1]

History

Parent County

1823--Walker County was created 26 December 1823 from Marion and Tuscaloosa Counties.
County seat: Jasper [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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1865, 1877, 1896, and 1932 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Carbon Hill | Cordova | Dora | Jasper | Sumiton | Curry | Eldridge | Kansas | Nauvoo | Oakham | Parrish | Sipsey |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

LDS Cemetery Records
US Vol. 24 page 1 - Popular Springs Cemetery

  • Cemetery Records of Jefferson and Walker Counties, Alabama. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Society?, 1945. Digital version at Ancestry ($). Includes Chicksaw Cemetery, Coal City Cemetery, Easley Cemetery, Fike Cemetery, Holly Grove Cemetery, King Family Cemetery, Manasco Cemetery, and New Hope Cemetery.

Additional Walker County cemeteries are included in Alabama Cemetery Records Vol. 1 and Vol. 3 at FamilySearch Books Online - free.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18302,202
18404,03283.1%
18505,12427.1%
18607,98055.7%
18706,543−18.0%
18809,47944.9%
189016,07869.6%
190025,16256.5%
191037,01347.1%
192050,59336.7%
193059,44517.5%
194064,2018.0%
195063,769−0.7%
196054,211−15.0%
197056,2463.8%
198068,66022.1%
199067,670−1.4%
200070,7134.5%
201067,023−5.2%
For tips on accessing Walker County, Alabama census records online, see: Alabama Census.

Church Records

Court Records

Land and Property

To place a grant or deed on a map within context of Walker County, Alabama see:

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family Maps of Walker County, Alabama: with Homesteads, Roads, Waterways, Towns, Cemeteries, Railroads, and More. Norman, Okla.: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007. This is a definitive work and can be used as an index to land grants. Digital version at HistoryGeo.com ($). Website includes free surname index. FHL Book 976.176 E7b.

Local Histories

  • Dombhart, John Martin. History of Walker County: Its Towns and Its People. Thornton, Ark.: Cayce Pub. Co., c1937. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

Military 

Civil War

Civil War service men from Walker County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Walker County.

- 4th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry (Roddy's), Company K
- 22nd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company A
- 28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company E, F and L
- 43rd Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company H, I and K
- 50th Regiment, Alabama Infantry, Company K, formerly Co. "?", 5th Battalion



Newspapers

Periodicals

  • Walking Back in Time. Publication of the Walker County Genealogical Society. Digital versions at FamilySearch Books Online: Vol. 15 | Vol. 16.

Probate Records

Taxation

  • 1847 - 1840's Walker County tax record, digitized by FamilySearch Books Online - free.
  • 1865-1866 - U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918 at Ancestry ($). Walker County is in District 3.

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • To 1825 Index to Marriages at Ancestry – ($); Index. contains over 12,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
  • 1797, 1812, 1823, 1829, 1877-1879, 1881-1882, 1884, 1886, 1888-1889, 1936–1969 Alabama, Marriage Collection, 1800–1969 at Ancestry – ($); Index. This collection is comprised of indexes created by several agencies - the Alabama Center for Health Statistics, Jordan Dodd of Liahona Research, and Hunting For Bears.
  • 1877-1889 "Alabama Marriages, 1809–1920" at Ancestry – ($); Index. This database is a collection of marriage records from the state. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing about 150,000 records and the names of nearly 300,000 men and women.
  • 1892-1897 - "Walker County Marriages, Book C 1892-1897," Walking Back in Time, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Sep. 2004):49; Vol. 15, No. 4 (Dec. 2004):72-73; Vol. 16, No. 1 (Mar. 2005):9; Vol. 16, No. 2 (June 2005):17-18; Vol. 16, No. 3 (Sep. 2005):39-40; Vol. 16, No. 4 (Dec. 2005):62-63. Digital version of Vol. 15 at FamilySearch Books Online; and Vol. 16 at FamilySearch Books Online - both free.
Death
  • 1881–1974 Index to Deaths and Burials at Ancestry – ($); Index. Volunteers extracted the details in this index from microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Alabama deaths and burials. details vary depending on the original record. Note that the number of available records can vary widely by county, and this database does not necessarily represent a comprehensive set of death records for the state during this time.

Voting Registers

Alabama Voting Registers for 1867 are available online at the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  Walker County has two books:

Societies and Libraries

Libraries

The Carl Elliott Regional Library has the following libraries in Winston County:

Carbon Hill Public Library
215 2nd Street NW
Carbon Hill, Alabama 35549
Telephone: 205-924-4254
Jasper Public Library
98 18th Street East
Jasper, Alabama 35501
Telephone: 205-221-8512
Sumiton Public Library
416 State Street
P. O. Box 10
Sumiton, Alabama 35148
Telephone: 205-648-7451

Family History Center

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Walker County p. 40. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).