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Sumter County, Alabama

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  • Hugh G. Hodges (c.1790 - aft.1843)
    DAR proven spouse of Olive Flower. Their son was William Henry Hodges who married Sarah Jane Watson. The Find a Grave reference for Hugh's spouse and William Henry Hodges' mother as Olivia Carlonn Eshr...
  • Olive First Hodges (c.1800 - aft.1843)
    DAR proven child of John Flower and Ann Nancy X. Married Hugh G. Hodges about 1820.
  • Doctor Oliver Wendell Kerr (1882 - 1914)
    Find A Grave # 76903777 Doctor Oliver Wendell Kerr attended Meharry Dental School and contracted TB from one of his patients.
  • Doctor Arthur Jerome Kerr (1886 - 1926)
    Find A Grave # 76903619 . Arthur Jerome Kerr was born to an African-American Mother Florence Thomas(1862-1/19/1932) and White Father Walter William Kerr(1852-1927). Also, two of three sons to go into t...
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    Hardin Marshall Flowers, II (1836 - 1925)
    Biography== Hardin "Hardy" Marshall Flowers was born on August 25, 1836, in Alabama, USA. He was President of The Board of Regents, Texas Teachers College. Hardy married Elizabeth Johnson on September ...

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Sumter County was established on December 18, 1832. From 1797 to 1832, Sumter County was part of the Choctaw Nation, which was made up of four main villages. The first settlers in Sumter County were French explorers who had come north from Mobile. They built and settled at Fort Tombecbee, near the modern-day town of Epes. In 1830, with the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the Choctaw Indians ceded the land that is now Sumter County to the government. Its name is in honor of General Thomas Sumter of South Carolina.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Bellamy
  • Belmont
  • Coatopa
  • Cuba
  • Emelle
  • Epes
  • Gainesville
  • Geiger
  • Intercourse
  • Livingston (County Seat)
  • Panola
  • Sumterville
  • Ward
  • Warsaw
  • York



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