Samuel H. Nelms

W. Stuart Harris "Heritage of Perry County".
p24: "The first courthouse in Marion was erected by Samuel H. Nelms, who came to Marion from Greene County, Georgia in 1822.
He later acquired Robert Smith's hotel (1826) and Anderson West's tavern (1827).
In 1834, he moved to his plantation on the Cahaba River, which he worked with the labor of 19 slaves, and where he died in 1838." [end quote]
pp33-34: 1829 Voter
page 36:"In 1827 S. H. Nelms and Adam Boyd established the first tan yard on the site which would later be the home of Dr. Bates.
They [Helms and Boyd] successfully operated the tan yard for six years before selling it to other parties." [end quote]

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