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Fayette County, Alabama

~ Joseph H. McGuire ~

Joseph H. McGUIRE, attorney-at-law of Fayette Court House, Ala., was born in Tuscaloosa county, Ala., September 29, 1848.  He was the youngest of six children born to Henry W. and Sarah (EMBRY) McGUIRE, both natives of Alabama.  The parents of Henry W. McGUIRE were John and Nancy (ROGERS)  McGUIRE, both natives of Tennessee.  John McGUIRE came to Alabama in 1817, and was one of the early settlers and prominent characters in that early day.  The father of Mrs. Sarah McGUIRE was Joseph EMBRY.

Joseph H. McGUIRE was reared in Alabama and educated in private schools.  He then entered the law department of the university of Alabama, and graduated in 1878, taking also a course in English.  He practiced law in Pickens county one year, and then removed to Fayette, where he has since remained, and where he has a large and profitable practice.  He is one of the foremost lawyers in the county.  He owns considerable land in different counties, and valuable city property in Birmingham, but does no farming himself, preferring to rent it to others.

He was married in 1878 to Mrs. Seleta J. WINDHAM, nee ANDERSON, a native of Alabama, by whom he has four children, viz.: Everett, Joseph, Mary and Florence

Mr. McGUIRE has filled several official positions, among them register in chancery from 1880 to 1883, in Fayette county, and he also filled the same position in Walker county from 1872 to 1876.  He is a strong democrat, and belongs to one of the best families in the state.  He has been a member of the Missionary Baptist church since 1867.  He takes great interest in all laudable public enterprises, and is well and widely known as a public-spirited man.

Source: Memorial Record of Alabama: A Concise Account of the State’s Political, Military, Professional and Industrial Progress, Together With the Personal Memoirs of Many of Its People, (Brant & Fuller, Madison, Wisconsin, 1893), Vol I: Fayette County, pp. 1024-1025.

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