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TABLE OF CONTENTS TO

LOWNDES COURTHOUSE:

A CHRONICLE OF HAYNEVILLE,
AN ALABAMA BLACK BELT VILLAGE 1820-1900

by Mildred Brewer Russell

Information in brackets [ ] added by Carolyn Golowka

Part One:  1820-1860

PIONEERS OF LOWNDES

The First Settlements
Hayneville’s First Settlers
The Founding of Hayneville

THE FIRST DECADES

The Town and the People
The First County Officers
Churches and Ministers of Hayneville
Schools
Newspapers
The Noted Bar of Hayneville
Physicians and Dentists
Merchants and Artisans
Our Negro Citizens
Hotels
Antebellum Homes
Cemeteries
A Story of Yesteryear
The Hayneville Racetrack
Other Diversions
Notable Conflagrations

GLEANINGS FROM THE LOWNDES COUNTY CHRONICLE, 
DECEMBER 1, 1841 TO DECEMBER 1, 1843

Mary Baine’s First Years in Hayneville
[Mary Baine was the author’s mother]

Part Two:  1860-1900

LOWNDES ANSWERS THE CALL TO ARMS, C.S.A. 

The Hayneville Guards
The Lowndesboro Guards
Lowndes Beauregards
The Flags of the Confederacy [no pictures]
County News, 1860-1861
The Martyrs of Lowndes
Wilson Raiders
Youthful Volunteers

RECONSTRUCTION AND AFTER, 1865-1900

Reconstruction Misrule
Prominent Carpetbaggers
Some Northern Gentlemen
Loyalty of the Slaves
Lowndes Freed

SOCIAL LIFE IN HAYNEVILLE

Late Sixties and Early Seventies
The Clubs of Hayneville
County News, 1870s
Memories of the Eighties
Railroads
Some Notable Citizens of Lowndes
The Military Company

AN OLDER GENERATION PASSES AWAY

Part Three:  A Personal Retrospect

MY EARLIEST MEMORIES

An Old Album [no longer to be found]
Tales of Long Age
Family Life

SCHOOL DAYS

VILLAGE LIFE

Appendices

List of Letters Remaining in the Hayneville Post Office, October 1, 1841
Lowndes Circuit Court Jurors, Spring 1861
Alabama’s Dead at Elmira, New York
Some Residents of Hayneville in the years 1820-1830
Marriage Records of Lowndes, 1830 
[The marriage records has errors, see these online at: 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/al/lowndes/vitals.htm
]


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