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JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA RECORDS

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  • Ann Chambless
    The Jackson County, Alabama records in the Probate Office include but are not limited to: 1. Marriage records dating from 1851 through current date 2.
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 3, 2003
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      The Jackson County, Alabama records in the Probate Office include but
      are not limited to:

      1. Marriage records dating from 1851 through current date
      2. Wills and estate settlements from 1853 through current date (NOTE:
      There are more estate settlements than actual Wills recorded in these
      ledgers.)
      3. Land deeds from late 1830 and 1831 through current date (Deed Book
      14 has been missing for a number of years.) Also, there are several
      gaps of years in deeds recorded between 1830 and 1870. One train of
      thought is that the deeds had to be re-recorded after several deed books
      were destroyed/lost during the Civil War.
      4. Original Jackson County land plat books
      5. Old Probate Court Minutes

      NONE of the above records have ever been in the basement of the court
      house during my years of local research (from early 1970s.) The
      documents which are presently in the court house basement are mainly
      supporting, loose documents used to substantiate estate settlements.
      I have seen a few documents which support adoptions and guardian
      appointment cases. There are no marriage licenses or land deeds in the
      basement.
      With the aid and blessings of the Alabama Department of Archives and
      History and Probate Judge Floyd Hambrick, the loose records in the metal
      files in the court house basement will soon be flattened, placed in acid
      free folders, and then microfilmed. All this work will be done by
      volunteers. Approximately 10 people from the Jackson County Historical
      Association have volunteered to be trained by the Alabama Department of
      Archives and History staff before the project begins. A copy of the
      microfilm will be placed in the Probate Judge's office AND HOPEFULLY a
      copy will be given to the Scottsboro Public Library for the genealogy
      room.
      Ann B. Chambless
      abc123@...




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