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The best way to understand ancestors is to understand their geographical residence.

This project provides information to facilitate such purpose.

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Ann Harwell Gay

Email --- panda2@tds.net Phone --- 205-459-2838

Done research regarding the history of Choctaw County, Alabama Written books on the history of Choctaw County and book on the largest lynching in Alabama's History --- Bob Sim's War

In 12 publications in 1 language and 86 library holdings http://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n88278223/

University of West Alabama --- "Ann Harwell Gay Collection"

Book --- "Choctaw Names and Notes: Alabama's Choctaw County"

Some African Americans in Choctaw County, Alabama http://www.africanaheritage.com/uploads/265/SOMEAFRICANAMERICANSINCHOCTAWCOUNTYALABAMAuploaded.txt

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Here are some helpful resources

ALGENWEB Project http://www.algw.org/

Rehoboth Baptist Church http://www.algw.org/choctaw/REHOBOTH.htm

-- Pushmataha, Choctaw County -- Organized November 18, 1851

   This incomplete information is from the original church record book in the   
   Choctaw County Baptist Association office, Butler, Alabama and Church Histories 
   of Choctaw County by the Choctaw County Historical Society, 1980, "Rehoboth 
   Baptist Church" by J. B. Rainer, reorganized here by ANN H. GAY, BUTLER, 
   ALABAMA, 1999. This record stops around 1875.

-- Charter Members

   W. H. Atkinson and wife
   W. Jacob Parker
   James W., Stephen A. and Sarah Blanks 
   Caroline Price
   Clara A. Colbert 
   Lucinda Shackelford
   Preston and Mary Gilder 
   Tenor (f) and Hannah, servants of Thomas Cobbs
   Mary Jane, servant of Dr. DuBrutz
   Dick, Beady and Guilford, servants of Henry Holland
   Austin, Allen, Ellen, Jim & Henderson, servants/Devereux Hopkins, Albina and   
   Fanny, servants of Samuel Ruffin and Jane, servant of R. Shackelford

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Sumter County --- http://www.archives.state.al.us/counties/sumter.html

"Sumter County, Alabama, was created on 1832 Dec. 18, from former Choctaw Indian territory. It was named for Gen. Thomas Sumter of South Carolina. The county is located in the west-central part of the state, bordering the State of Mississippi to the west and the Tombigbee River to the east. Sumter County encompasses 907 square miles."


"The county seat was established at Livingston in 1833. The Livingston State Normal School was established in 1883. Livingston is now the home of the University of West Alabama. Other towns in Sumter County include York, Cuba and Bellamy."

Alabama Pioneers http://alabamapioneers.com/#sthash.3GbbPaWA.dpbs

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