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Black Members of the Alabama Legislature Who Served During The Reconstruction Period of 1868-1879

 
 
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By Don Hogan, August 3, 2011
1. Black Members of the Alabama Legislature Who Served During The Reconstruction Period of 1868-1879 Marker
Inscription.  1868-1869: Senate: Benjamin F. Royal, Bullock; House: Benjamin Alexander, Greene; James H. Alston, Macon; Samuel Blandon, Lee; John Carraway, Mobile; George Cox, Montgomery; Thomas H. Diggs, Barbour; Joseph Drawn, Dallas; Ovide Gregory, Mobile; James K. Greene, Hale; Daniel H. Hall, Bullock; George Houston, Sumter; Benjamin Inge, Sumter; Columbus Jones, Madison; Shandy Wesley Jones, Tuscaloosa; Horace King, Russell; Thomas Lee, Perry; Greene Shadrock Washington Lewis, Perry; Jefferson McCalley, Madison; A.G. Richardson, Wilcox; James Shaw, Mobile; Lawrence S. Speed, Bullock; W.L. Taylor, Chambers; Holland Thompson, Montgomery; William V. Turner, Elmore; Spencer Weaver, Dallas; Lotty J. Williams, Montgomery.

1870-1871: Senate: Benjamin F. Royal, Bullock; House: George W. Braxdell, Talladega; Thomas Clark, Barbour; Henry Cochran, Dallas; Henry Hunter Craig, Montgomery; Alexander H. Curtis,
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By Lee Hattabaugh, January 19, 2013
2. Black Members of the Alabama Legislature Who Served During The Reconstruction Period of 1868-1879 Marker
Perry; Thomas H. Diggs, Barbour; John Dozier, Perry; Willaim G. Gaskin, Lowndes; Edwad Gee, Dallas; James K. Greene, Hale; Jere Haralson, Dallas; R.L. Johnson, Dallas; Horace King, Russell; Henry St. Clair, Macon; Holland Thompson, Montgomery; Mansfield Tyler, Lowndes; Levi Wells, Marengo; Lotty J. Williams, Montgomery.

1872-1873: Senate: Alexander H. Curtis, Perry; Jere Haralson, Dallas; John William Jones, Lowndes; Lloyd Leftwich, Greene; Benjamin F. Royal, Bullock; House: Granville Bennett, Sumter; William E. Carson, Lowndes; Henry Cochran, Dallas; John Dozier, Perry; Hales Ellsworth, Montgomery; James K. Greene, Hale; R.L. Johnson, Dallas; Greene Shadrock Washington Lewis, Perry; Perry Mathews, Bullock;
(Continued to next column)
1872-1873 House (continued) January Maull, Lowndes; Wills Merriwether, Wilcox; G.R. Milan, Russell; George Patterson, Macon; Robert Reed, Sumter; Lawrence S. Speed, Bullock; Henry St. Clair, Macon; Lawson Steele, Montgomery; William Taylor, Sumter; J.R. Treadwell, Russell; Thomas H. Walker, Dallas; Lotty J. Williams, Montgomery.

1874-1875:
Black Members of the Alabama Legislature Who Served During The Reconstruction Period of 1868-1879 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, January 19, 2013
3. Black Members of the Alabama Legislature Who Served During The Reconstruction Period of 1868-1879 Marker
Senate:
Alexander H. Curtis, Perry; James K. Greene, Hale; Jere Haralson, Dallas; John William Jones, Lowndes; Lloyd Leftwich, Greene; Benjamin F. Royal, Bullock; House: G.W. Allen, Bullock; Elijah Baldwin, Wilcox; Granville Bennett, Sumter; William H. Blevins, Dallas; James Bliss, Sumter; Matthew Boyd, Perry; Hershel V. Cashin, Montgomery; Elijah Cook, Montgomery; D.J. Daniels, Russell; Charles Fagan, Montgomery; Adam Gashet, Barbour; William G. Gaskin, Lowndes; Charles E. Harris, Dallas; A.W. Johnson, Macon; Samuel Lee, Lowndes; Greene Shadrock Washington Lewis, Perry; Jacob Martin, Dallas; Perry Matthews, Bullock; Wills Merriwether, Wilcox; Edward Odum, Barbour; George Patterson, Macon; Bristo W. Reese, Hale; Robert Reid, Sumter; Charles Smith, Bullock; A.E. Williams, Barbour; J.R. Witherspoon, Perry; Manly Wynn, Hale.

1876-1877: Senate: none. House: George English, Wilcox.

Counties represented by senators and representatives are in italics.
 
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N, 86° 18.07′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on N. Bainbridge St,, on the left when traveling south. Several other markers are in this location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. United States Flag Raised Over Alabama Capitol (a few steps from this marker); John Allan Wyeth (a few steps from this marker); James Marion Sims (a few steps from this marker); Thousands Protest at the Seat of Government (within shouting distance of this marker); Selma-to-Montgomery March (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Memory of General Marquis De La Fayette (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2011, by Don Hogan of Milton, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,168 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 23, 2011, by Don Hogan of Milton, Georgia.   2, 3. submitted on January 21, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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