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Winter 2013


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2004 Allred Reunion in Alabama

The northern half of Alabama is home to a large number of Allreds, descending from two branches of our family tree.  

wpe1.jpg (32371 bytes) The man we have come to know as Thomas Allred, Jr. moved around quite a bit.  Family tradition says he was born in Randolph County, North Carolina.  Documentation shows he married Margaret Alldredge, then moved his bride to Tennessee where all six of their children were born.  By 1818, the family was living in Blount County, Alabama.   Thomas Jr. traveled back and forth between Alabama and Tennessee his entire adult life, finally dying in Knox County, TN.  He is buried in Glenwood Baptist Church's Cemetery, located just north of Knoxville, TN.   Although Thomas Jr. traveled back and forth from TN to AL, most of his family remained in Alabama and many are still living there today.

John Allred (abt 1775 - bef 1860) was probably born in South Carolina, but lived in northwest Georgia most of his life.  John is one of our mystery Allreds.   No one has been able to figure out who his parents were - but many are working on it.  Many of his descendants now live in Floyd, Polk, Haralson, and surrounding counties in Georgia, and in Cherokee County, Alabama. 

These pages are dedicated to learning more about these two men and their families.  As we find and document information, we will be posting it here for everyone to view and share.  Hopefully it will inspire conversation about these families - and inspire each of you to join us in our research.

Below you will find links to the information available.  Please contact us if you have information to share!  We encourage your participation in our Alabama efforts!!

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Thomas Allred Jr.
1771 - 1858

John Allred
1775 - 1860

Alabama Allred Tombstone Photos

Alabama Allred Marriage Info

This is an article sent in by Rickey Allred.  Indian Tomb is located in Cullman, Alabama and is sacred to the local Native Americans.   More than 200 years ago, two Native American tribes, the Creeks and the Chickasaws, fought a bloody battle in an Alabama forest. Those who didn't survive were thrown down a sinkhole in a canyon. This area, known as Indian Tomb Hollow.  The story might have ended there. But in 1991 the Forest Service allowed a clearcut in the heart of Indian Tomb Hollow, now part of Bankhead National Forest. The clearcut exposed an archaeological site under a bluff, and looters descended on the area. Locals were outraged.  A determined band of Alabamans succeeded in gaining permanent protection for Indian Tomb Hollow, and thanks to a lawsuit filed by the group in 1993, the Forest Service dropped plans to clearcut dozens more sensitive streamside areas in the Bankhead.  This site is now protected for future generations to enjoy and learn from.  (Information source:  http://www.sierraclub.org/planet/199511/bankhead.asp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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