Welcome to Madison County, Alabama GenWeb!

Ditto's Landing
Ditto's Point - Photo Attribute: CC BY 2.0

I am greatly indebted to the prior host of Madison County, Richard White, for his untiring dedication to Madison county, and the Alabama GenWeb project as a whole. While the design and coordinator may be new, a lot of what you see is by his efforts, and those who knew and contributed to him.

Contributions of genealogical and historical information is the backbone of any county website. It is people like you, who have data on specific individuals, and would like to see that information placed online for posterity, which makes a county site successful. So if you have some data to share or just want to say hi, feel free to leave me a comment.

The design of this site has changed, so let me point out that the links to the data now appear to the right side in the navigational section, unless the data is "new" and that will always appear towards the bottom of the index page for the site.

Madison County was named in honor of James Madison who at the time of the county's creation was secretary of state, later becoming President of the United States. It was created by proclamation of Gov. Robert Williams, of the Mississippi Territory, December 13, 1808. The territory originally included in the county the Indian titles of which had been extinguished, began on the north bank of the Tennessee River, on the Cherokee boundary line, thence northly along this boundary to the southern boundary of Tennessee, thence west with this boundary until it struck the Chickasaw boundary, then southward along the Chickasaw line, crossing the Tennessee river twice, to its beginning. By act of the Territorial legislature of Alabama, February 8, 1818, the dimensions of the county were enlarged by its being bounded on the west by the western boundary of range number two, west of the basis meridian of the county, extending from the southern part of the boundary of the state of Tennessee to the Tennessee River and bounded on the south by the river. By act of the Alabama legislature December 13, 1819, all the tract of country lying between the east Madison County line, and Flint River were added to the county. The territory east of Flint River, belonging to Decatur County was added to Madison County on the abolition of Decatur in 1824, thus giving Madison its final shape and dimensions.


 

What's New

 

lamp smallMadison County Court Data
The Madison County, Alabama court records pages have been updated with fresh links.

lamp smallMadison County, Alabama Marriages
The Madison County, Alabama marriage records pages have been updated with fresh links. I appreciate Shari Harper, Cindy Mears, and Deborah Sullins for pointing out the fact that the links had changed!

lamp smallMadison County, Alabama Queries
The queries page was updated with three new queries concerning the Landman and Lock(e) families, and William Henry Ray.

lamp small Madison County, Alabama Biographies
I have added some new biographies of past Madison County residents: Lawrence W. Crakes, Andrew J. Grayson, Dr. Nathan Miller, and Shelby S. Pleasants.

lamp small1809 Madison County, Mississippi Territory Census
I have transcribed the 1809 census for Madison County. This census gives a reasonably accurate portrait of the families residing in Madison County at its earliest point in history.

lamp smallNew Search Engine
I have replaced the sitewide search engine that was present on this page with a new Google custom search, that has enabled me to restrict the search only to data specific to Madison County. This should reduce the amount of improper hits being made.

lamp smallMadison County, Native American History
A brief history of the three Native American tribes who resided in and around what later became Madison County.

lamp smallCemeteries of Madison County
A compilation of a variety of cemeteries from Madison County, generously submitted by Steve Scott. Listed by surnames:




Last Updated: Saturday, 22-Nov-2014 00:55:24 EST

This site is a county site for ALGenWeb Project, a state project of the USGenWeb Project. The GenWeb projects are a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. You have apparently stumbled upon my contribution to this effort. My name is Dennis Partridge, and I am the ALGenWeb Project county coordinator (cc) for Madison County, Alabama.

The goal of this website is to freely provide you with as much genealogical and historical information concerning Madison County, Alabama as is practical. Since I do not reside in the county, I cannot provide onsite genealogical assistance, but can provide guidance and online assistance to your genealogical research. If you don't ask a question then I definitely cannot help you... so please ask!

If you would like to contribute data to this website please contact me, using the comment form!

Madison County Coordinator: Dennis Partridge
Current State Coordinator: Ann Allen Geoghegan
Assistant State Coordinator: Jeff Kemp

The surrounding counties in Alabama are: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, and Morgan counties.

Webspace is provided by Access Genealogy.

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