The History of Butler County, Alabama, 1815 to 1885: With Sketches of Some of Her Most Distinguished Citizens and Glances at Her Rich and Varied Resources

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Elm St. Print. Company, 1885 - Butler County (Ala.) - 256 pages
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Page 53 - ... in the election of Abraham Lincoln to the Presidency of the United States, or from any other existing cause, to justify its dissolution...
Page 151 - Hon. THOMAS J. JUDGE of Alabama had arrived, "duly commissioned to negotiate with the Government of the United States in reference to the forts, arsenals and custom-houses in that State, and the debt of the United States," and desiring when he might have an audience " to present his credentials and enter upon the proposed negotiations.
Page 194 - AWAY DOWN SOUTH IN DIXIE. IN Dixie cotton loves to grow With leaf of green and boll of snow ; Here waves the golden wheat and corn, In Dixie land where I was born — Come away down South in Dixie ! In Dixie gayest roses bloom, The jasmine yields its rare perfume ; And here the sea-breeze haunts the South With orange-blossoms in his mouth — Come away down South in Dixie ! In Dixie...
Page 194 - Here wave the golden wheat and corn, In Dixie land where I was born — Come away down South in Dixie. In Dixie gayest roses bloom, The jasmine yields its rare perfume; And here the sea-breeze haunts the South, With orange-blossoms in his mouth — Come away down South in Dixie. In Dixie land we love to give With generous hand — we love to live With cheerful light and open door: What matter if the wind doth blow?
Page 195 - The heart is warm in Dixie. The Dixie skies are bonnie blue, And Southern hearts are warm and true, Let there be love throughout the world, The pure white flag of peace unfurled Floats away down South in Dixie. In Dixie it is sweet to rove Through piney woods and sweet-gum grove; And hark!
Page 142 - His mind -• was stored," says a contemporary, " with a vast amount of " knowledge of the principles of jurisprudence, and he strove " to make his court the forum of the reason and spirit of the " law." The legislature of our State named a county in his honor in 1865. He married a Miss Chiles of Abbeville, SC, and two of his sons have represented Butler in the legislature. One of these, WALTER HENRY CRENSHAW, of this county, was born in Newberry, South Carolina, in 1817.
Page 47 - Watts did not have the privilege of going to a good school until he was sixteen years of age, when he was sent to the Airy Mount Academy, in Dallas County, where he received careful instruction from James A.
Page 161 - ... Massachusetts, August 23, 1796. His grandfather, James Shearer, was a native of Scotland, and emigrated to this country at an early day. William Shearer, father of Jonathan Shearer, entered the revolutionary army at an early age, and served in several of the principal battles of the war for independence. The subject of this sketch spent the early part of his life upon a farm, working on the same during the summer season and usually attending school in winter. He volunteered his services to the...
Page 24 - Thousands of wild animals infested the forests, and rendered the nights hideous with their unfriendly and discontented growls, as they roamed the wilderness in search of food. Hundreds of bears of various sizes rambled up and down the hills, large herds of deer galloped through the thickets, and flocks of hungry wolves made the hearts of the new settlers beat with fear, as they howled yearning for prey.

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