Unknown Butler County children
(are these YOUR ancestors?)
& GIFT ITEMS available from
The Butler County
Historical & Genealogical Society
Send the Alabamians:
World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division
by Nimrod T. Frazer
(University of Alabama Press, 2014)
This extensively-researched book tells the compelling story of the 167th Infantry Regiment of the Rainbow Division in World War I, from recruitment to valiant service on the bloody fields of France during the climactic final months of the war. These were the young Alabama recruits whose service was described by Gen. Douglas MacArthur as unsurpassed in military history – and our Butler County boys were among them. Hardback, 368 pages, 25 illustrations, 167th soldiers roster. $34.95 + $5.00 shipping. Order from: BCHGS Order, P. O. Box 561, Greenville, AL 36037. You may also pick up copies from us at the Research Room for $34.95 (and we are glad to say that a portion of the price of each book ordered from us goes to help our Historical Society, courtesy of the author).
Read the story of a true "survivor" female who influenced generations of descendants:
Annie Laurie's People ...
Hundred Years of Duty and Service
in Greenville, Alabama
2 volumes of FAMILY
$15.00 plus $3.50 shipping per 2-book set. Format: 325 pages, hardback with photo-collage
Butler County Historical & Genealogical Society
LIST of PUBLICATIONS AVAILABLE
|___ A Taste of
Butler County, Alabama: Treasured Family Recipes of
The Butler County Historical Society - $12.00. Over
250 pages of recipes, memories, stories and wonderful
family photographs contributed by members of the
Historical Society for our 40th Anniversary Celebration
year in 2004. This is truly a book to read and enjoy!
___ Historic Butler County NOTE CARDS - 6 cards & envelopes, $5.00; 12 cards & envelopes, $10.00. Assorted people & landmarks of Butler County, or you may request one particular design of available cards.
___ Commemorative Church Fan with “The Palings” historic pioneer inn & stage stop on The Federal Road at Fort Dale - $1.00 each fan, or $10/dozen. Great for your family reunion, homecoming, or church dinner-on-the-grounds!
___ Commemorative Pencils, 25 cents each (or donation of your choice)
___ Butler County 1853 Tax List - $19.95. Personal property and real estate tax lists, an invaluable record for a "burned county" that lacks many deeds, wills, estates, etc. before 1853. Real estate taxes are especially helpful as they identify ancestors' exact land ownership by section, township and range. This book is not a typed extract of records, but is composed of photocopies of ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN ledger pages.
___ Butler County Probate Minutes Index, 1853-1929 - $29.95. Alphabetical typed name index to probate books and page numbers (complete books available on microfilm at BCHGS library room and other locations). These miscellaneous records include estate settlements, guardianships, land sales and purchases, and more. An ancestor's will may have burned in the courthouse fire, but his estate can appear in courthouse records for years and even decades afterwards. Invaluable clues to kinship and migrations!
___ Butler County Tract Book, 1817-1860 - $39.95. Butler County's earliest land entries, typed by township, range and section from original tract books that were begun when Alabama was still the "Mississippi Territory." Many of these entries are NOT included on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management web site (BLM), which begins its index in 1820 -- while Butler County land records date back to 1817.
___ Butler County Obituaries - $15.00. We have the LAST published copies of this great resource book by the late Marilyn Davis Hahn (Mrs. Fred Jackson). The author indexed hundreds of 19th century newspaper obituaries from The Greenville Advocate, The Southern Messenger, The Butler County News, The Spirit of the Times, The Weekly Echo , The Living Truth , The South Alabamian , and The Alabama Christian Advocate . The majority of obituaries are of people who lived in Butler County, but many are also about people in other parts of the state, with Butler’s neighboring counties Wilcox, Lowndes, Monroe, Dallas, etc., mentioned frequently.
___ Business Conditions, Logging and Sharecropping: A South Alabama Trade Area with European and Birmingham Connections - $15.00. (2002) by the late Dr. William Frazer. An extensively-researched account of the Greenville area in the century after the Civil War. Includes early county history, Alabama's black belt and cotton industry, history of sawmills, banking, cotton and farming, John T. Milner and railroads, Gulf Red Cedar Company, W. T. Smith Lumber Company, McGowin and Stallworth families of Chapman, Greenville's courthouse and Commerce Street neighborhoods, mercantile businesses and families, and more. Charts, maps, photos, fully indexed.
___ Annie Laurie's People.... A Hundred Years of Duty and Service in Greenville, Alabama - $15.00. (2006) by the late Dr. William Frazer. Two volumes of family genealogy and military history focusing on extended family of Annie Laurie Riley Frazer Rouse of Bullock County and Butler County, Alabama. 325 pages with numerous photos, illustrations, maps, fold-out genealogy chart, and music CD. Note: Shipping $3.50 per 2-book set.
___ Send the Alabamians: World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division - $34.95 (2014) by Nimrod T. Frazer
(University of Alabama Press). This extensively-researched book tells the compelling story of the 167th Infantry Regiment of the Rainbow Division in World War I, from recruitment to valiant service on the bloody fields of France during the climactic final months of the war. These were the young Alabama recruits whose service was described by Gen. Douglas MacArthur as unsurpassed in military history – and our Butler County boys were among them. Hardback, 368 pages, 25 illustrations, 167th soldiers roster. Note: $5.00 shipping for 1st book, $3.50 each additional volume.
___ History of Moriah Baptist Church - $50.00.
This volume by the late Richard Gibson has a
transcription of the original Moriah Primitive Baptist
church minutes with additional information on members
and their families. Established in 1830, Moriah
is one of Butler County's oldest churches. Early
members included Gafford, Hall, Pearce, Talley,
McDaniel, Ballard, Tillery, Harrison, Barganier,
Butler, Dees, Norris and others. Only a few copies
___ A History of the Searcy Community - $10.00 (1989) compiled
by the Searcy Homemaker Club. This lovely booklet includes a history of the
Searcy School, 25 family stories, a history of Antioch East Baptist Church,
and a survey of the Antioch East Cemetery.
___ INDEX to Quarterly Articles, 1965-2005 -
$6.00 (includes postage). Special BCHGS
Quarterly Vol. 41, No. 4. From cemeteries to censuses,
settlers, sharecroppers and Civil War soldiers, you
may find an article on your ancestor, family, church,
school, community or business -- then,
order the back issue containing this article. NOW available in 2015: INDEX to Quarterly Articles, 1965-2015 (email Annie Crenshaw for current digital copy).
BCHGS Quarterly Back Issues (1964-current) - $5.00
per copy (excluding double issues and special
issues; discounted if picked up from research room).
Over 50 years of genealogical records, family
histories, cemetery records, private collections of
letters and diaries, photographs, territorial and
state papers pertaining to Butler County -- many NEVER
published anywhere else!! Discount for full set of
back issues. Inquire by specific issue number/title
for cost and postage. What a great gift for yourself,
a fellow researcher, your local library or
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