My name is Veneta Aldridge McKinney and I
am your Lamar County, Alabama host. I do not live in Lamar County,
but grew up there. My family moved into the area in the 1830's, so I
am interested in all aspects of the history and families of Lamar
Our goal is to help you track your
ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical
data for the free use of all researchers.
I will try to post as much data online as possible.
We gratefully accept contributions of raw data such as census
information, marriage, birth, death records, obituaries, county
histories, biographies, old newspaper items - anything that would
help someone build their family tree!
Jones County was established on February 4, 1867, from Marion
County, named for E. P. Jones of Fayette County, with its county
seat at Vernon. It was abolished on November 3, 1867. On October 8,
1868, the area was again organized into a county, Sanford County, in
honor of H. C. Sanford of Cherokee County.
On February 8, 1877, the county was renamed Lamar in honor of
Senator Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, member of the United
States Senate from Mississippi.
Its county seat is Vernon
Towns and Cities:
* Beaverton * Detroit * Kennedy * Millport * Sulligent * Vernon
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perform personal research for folks. All data we come across
will be added to this site. We thank you for visiting and hope
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We hope you will
consider contributing your Obits, Biographies and Pioneer Family
History. Send your contributions to Veneta
Born in Lamar
County, AL, he is the son of the late Addie Melton and Elsie Ruth
Pugh Aldridge. He had lived in the Beaverton area most of his
life and was a member of Faith Fellowship Church, Winfield,
was preceded in death by a Sister, Maxine Ryland and 2
brothers, Leon and H. P. Aldridge. Services were held Saturday
September 10, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., Faith Fellowship Church, Winfield,
AL. Burial in Webb Cemetery in Beaverton.