Author; educator. Born; June 1, 1800, Lancaster, Massachusetts. Parents– John and Orpah Danforth Whiting. Married– Nicholas Marcellus Hentz, September 30, 1824. Children–5. Education–attended a private school conducted by Jared Sparks. Taught at the Lancaster Common School, 1817-24. Worked with her husband who conducted schools in several states, including Kentucky, Ohio, and Alabama (in Florence 1834-43; Tuscaloosa, 1843-1845; and Tuskegee, 1845-48). Wrote poems, plays, sketches, and novels, beginning at an early age. Had several plays produced in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. One of the most popular authors of her time. In Cincinnati belonged to the Semi-Colon Club, where she met and became friends with Harriet Beecher Stowe, though she disagreed with her about slavery and wrote “The Planter’s Northern Bride” as a rebuttal to ”Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”  Died February 11, 1856.

Marquis Who’s who online; wikipedia

Aunt Patty’s Scrap-Bag.  1846.

The Banished Son, and other Stories of the Heart.  1856.

Constance of Werdenberg; or, The Heroes of Switzerland (play). Produced in New York, 1832.

Courtship and Marriage, or The Joys and Sorrows of an American Life.  1856.

De Lara; or, The Moorish Bride (play).  Produced in Boston and Philadelphia, 1831.

Eoline; or, Magnolia Vale.  1852.

Ernest Linwood; or, The Inner Life of the Author.  1856.

Helen and Arthur; or, Miss Thusa’s Spinning-Wheel.  1853.

The Hermit of Rockrest.  1853.

Lamorah; or, The Western Wilds (play). Produced in Cincinnati and New Orleans, 1832-33.

Linda; or, The Young Pilot of the Belle Creole.  1850.

Love after Marriage; and Other Stories.  1857.

Lovell’s Folly.  1832.

Marcus Warland; or, The Long Moss Spring.  1852.

The Mob Cap.  1848.

The Planter’s Northern Bride.  1854.

Rena, or The Snow-Bird.  1851.

Robert Graham; A Sequel to Linda.  1855.

Ugly Effie, or The Neglected One and the Pet Beauty.  1850.

The Victim of Excitement. 1853.

Wild Jack; or, The Stolen Child, and Other Stories.  1853.
Papers of Caroline Lee Hentz are included in the Hentz Family Papers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.



Lawyer, congressman, Secretary of the Navy. Born– March 12, 1834,  Laurensville, S.C. Parents– Thomas E. and Dorothy Teaugue (Young) Herbert. Moved to Alabama in 1846. Married–Ella B. Smith, April 23, 1867.  Children–three. Education– University of Alabama, 1853-1854; University of Virginia, 1854-1856. Admitted to the Alabama bar, 1857. Practiced law in Greenville (Ala.), 1857-1872; in Montgomery, 1872-1876. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 1877-1892; Secretary of the Navy under Grover Cleveland, 1893-1897; practiced law in Washington as senior partner in law firm Herbert and Micou, 1897-1919. Grand marshal of Confederate Veterans Reunion in Washington, 1917. Member National Geographic Society and American Society of Social and Political Science. Honorary LL.D. degrees from Tulane University and the University of Alabama. Died March 6, 1919.


Marquis who’s who online; American National Biography online

Hammett, Hugh B.  Hilary Abner Herbert:  A Southerner Returns to the Union.  Philadelphia:  American Philosophical Society, 1976.

Reminiscences: Grandfather Talks of his Life under Two Flags. Manuscript.  1903.


The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences. New York; Scribner, 1912.

History of the Arlington Confederate Monument. Washington, D.C.; B.S. Adams, Printer, 1914.

History of the Eighth Alabama Regiment, CSA.  Alabama State Department of Archives and History, 1977.


Why the Solid South?; or, Reconstruction and its Results. Baltimore; R. H. Woodward & Co., 1890.


The Southern Historical Library at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill holds the papers of Hilary Abner Herbert.



Poet; writing instructor. Born– May 4, 1946, Pittsburgh, Pa. Parents– Fred R. and Helen (Frech) Hall. Married–Andrew Methvin.  Children–two. Education– St. Francis College (In.), B.A., 1968; University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Warren Wilson College (N.C.), M.F.A., 1985. English professor, Jacksonville State College. Published poems in Sequoya Review, Poetry Miscellany, Tar River Poetry, and other journals and anthologies. Received the Elizabeth Chamberlain Grant in Poetry, 1986. Died March 7, 2007.


Files at Jacksonville State University.


The Trees are Mended. Thomaston, Me.; Northwood Press, 1986.

HIBBEN, SHEILA, 1884-1964


Food journalist and critic; culinary historian. Born- Montgomery, October 30, 1884. Parents–George William and Jennie Baldwin Craik.  Education– Study in France. Married– Paxton Hibben, 1916. Children– One. Lived in Greece and Russia with her husband, an American diplomat.  After his death in 1928, a resident of New York. Originated the food column in The New Yorker and contributed articles to Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Well-known as a food expert; served as a consultant to Eleanor Roosevelt on White House meals, and to Rex Stout on menus in Nero Wolfe novels.  Awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French government for her service as a nurse in World War I. Died February 20, 1964.


New Yorker, March 7, 1964; New York Times, February 21, 1964.


The AGA Cook Book. New York; AGA (American Gas Accumulator Co.), 1934.

American Regional Cookery. Boston; Little, Brown, 1946.

A Kitchen Manual. New York; Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1941.

The National Cookbook. New York; Harper & Brothers, 1932.


Good Food for Bad Stomachs. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1951.



Teacher, librarian; genealogist. Born– March 9, 1920, Bessemer. Parents– Arthur Richmond and Mildred Celeste (Bradley) Pearson. Married– Raymond Earl Higdon, June 13, 1948. Married–James Farrar Burns, November 20, 1988. Education– Alabama College (Montevallo), B.A., 1941, M.A., 1960; postgraduate work at Auburn University and University of Alabama. Teacher in Cullman County, 1941-1974, except for four years; teacher in Jefferson County, 1947-1948; district manager, Field Enterprises Educational Corporation, 1956-1957 and 1960-1962; director, Cullman County Public Library from 1974 until her retirement in 1983. Selected as Cullman Business and Professional Women’s Club “Woman of Achievement, 1977-78; as one of the Top 100 Citizens of Cullman County.  Died February 14, 2008.




Duns(t)on-Walker-Ponder. Cullman, Ala.; Gregath Co., 1981.

Foster; a First Family of Alabama. Cullman, Ala.; Gregath Co., 1980.

Seek and Ye Shall Find; Pearson, Parson, Parsons, Peerson, Peirson, Person(s), Pierson. Vol. I. Cullman, Ala.; Gregath Co., 1979.



University dean of women. Born– Ashland, Clay County, August 23, 1927. Parents– James J. and Myrtie M. Cockrell. Married– J.B. Jackson, Jr. Children– Three. Married– Ralph D. Higginbotham, 1974. Education– Samford University, B.A., 1949; Jacksonville State University, M.A. Served as dean of women, Jacksonville State University, 1974-1989.  Member, Alabama Baptist State Board; Board of  Trustees, Samford University; vice president, Baptist State Convention, 1972. Jacksonville State named a scholarship in her honor. Died February 23, 2004.


Parker Memorial Baptist Church; obituary, Anniston Star, February 25, 2004


Life and Times of Houston Cole. Jacksonville, AL:  Friends of Houston Cole Library, 1989.

Parker Memorial Baptist Church, 1887-1987. Anniston, Ala.; Parker Memorial Baptist Church, 1987.



Historian, teacher, librarian; novelist. Born– July 16, 1937, in Pascagoula, Miss. Parents– Prieur Jay and Vivian (Perez) Higginbotham. Married Alice Louisa Martin, June 27, 1970.  Children–three. Education– University of Mississippi, B.A., 1960; further study at Hunter College of the City University of New York and American University. Served as assistant clerk, Mississippi State House of Representatives, 1955-1961; taught in Mobile Public Schools, 1962-1973; head Local History Department, Mobile Public Library, 1973-1983; founder and director, Mobile Municipal Archives, 1983-2001. Member Authors League of America and Franklin Society. Founder and member Mobile Association of Sages and Savants; Society Mobile-L’Habana; Founders of Old Mobile Society; and Mobile Tricentennial Committee.  Awarded the General L. Kemper Williams Prize, Louisiana Historical Society; Alabama Library Association’s Nonfiction Award, 1979; Gilbert Chinard Prize from the Institute Francais de Washington and the Society for French Historical Studies, 1978; Received the Mobile Scroll of Merit Award and the Elizabeth Gould Award in 1981 and the Alabama Humanitarian Award in 1999.  Awarded the status of director emeritus by the Mobile Municpal Archives in 2001. Died June 20, 2017.


Contemporary Authors online; obituary, Mobile Register, June 25, 2017.


Autumn in Petrishchevo. Moscow; Progress Publishers, 1987.

Brother Holyfield; a Novel. New York; Thomas-Hull, 1972.

Discovering Russia.  Progress, 1989.

Family Biographies; Brief Portraits of Some Ancestors and Members of the Higginbotham Family of Pascagoula. Mobile, Ala.; Colonial Books, 1967.

Fast Train Russia. New York; Dodd, Mead, 1983.

Man, Nature, and the Infinite; Random Thoughts and Impressions…. Lighthouse Books, 1998.

Fort Maurepas; the Birth of Louisiana. Mobile, Ala.; Colonial Books, 1968.

Mauvila. Mobile, Ala.; G. B. Acton, 1990.

Mobile, City by the Bay. Mobile, Ala.; Azalea City Printers, 1968.

The Mobile Indians. 2nd edition. Mobile, Ala.; Sir Rey’s, 1966.

Old Mobile; Fort Louis de la Louisiane, 1702-1711. Mobile, Ala.; Museum of the City of Mobile, 1977.

Pascagoula Indians. Mobile, Ala.; Colonial Books, 1967.

Pascagoula; Singing River City. Mobile, Ala.; Gill Press, 1967.

Selected Writings.  New York; Xlibris Press, 2008.

The Vital Alliance; Speeches and Statements on Soviet-American Relations, 1979-1988. 1988.


The Journal of Sauvole; Historical Journal of the Establishment of the French in Louisiana. Mobile, Ala.; Colonial Books, 1969.


The Voyage to Dauphin Island in 1720; the Journal of Bertet de la Clue. Mobile, Ala.; Museum of the City of Mobile, 1974.


A collection of the papers of Jay Higginbotham is held by the J. L. Bedsole Library at the University of Mobile.



Businessman; Publisher; civic leader.  Born– July 13, 1916, Flat Rock. Parents– Emory Lawrence and Josie E. (Atkins) Higginbotham. Married– Dorothy Burnham, February 20, 1937. Children– Three. Married– Miriam Cockrell Jackson, 1974. Education– Graduate of Anniston Business College, 1934. Employee of Anniston Star, 1928-1944; Strong Printing Co., 1944-1945; owner-operator, Higginbotham-Sawyer Printing Co.; member of corporation that purchased Jacksonville News, 1963. Member, Alabama Advisory Committee for Vocational Education, Anniston City Board of Education, Board of Trustees of Judson College, Southeastern Educational Research Laboratory. Elected to Alabama State Board of Education for two terms, 1974-82. Honorary degrees, Gadsden State Junior College, Judson College; Alabama Educational Leadership Hall of Fame, Troy State University. Deacon and chairman of board of deacons at Parker Memorial Baptist Church; Ordained to the Baptist ministry in 1991; served as Minister to Senior Adults, 1991-96. Anniston Star Man of the Year, 1970. Died December 22, 2009.


Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 2; Parker Memorial Baptist Church. Obituary, Anniston Star, December 2009.


Parker Memorial Baptist Church, 1887-1987. Anniston, Ala.; Parker Memorial Baptist Church, 1987.



Teacher. Born– March 14, 1899, Stroud, Chambers Co. Parents– J.T. and Sarah F. (Danielly) Lee. Married– Britt Higgins, June 3, 1936. Children– One. Education– George Peabody College, B.S.; Columbia University, M.A. Teacher for six years, Western Kentucky Teachers College training school; six years, George Peabody College Demonstration School; afterward, teacher at LaFayette, Ala., until retirement, 1963.  Died November 15, 1995.


Addie Lee Higgins, LaFayette.


The Book with a Handle. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1965.

The Lost Candle Mold. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1965.



Political scientist; university professor. Born– December 20, 1917, in Memphis, Tenn. Parents– James Leonard and Mary (Baker) Highsaw. Married–Mary Church Wagner, March 3, 1943. Children–two. Education– Princeton University, A.B., 1939; Harvard University, A.M., 1942; Ph.D., 1945.   Taught at Vanderbilt University, 1942-1944; Louisiana State University, 1944-1945; associate professor and director of Bureau of Public Administration and Chairman of the Department of Research in Business and Public Administration, University of Mississippi, 1945-1955; professor, director of the Bureau of Public Administration, and head of the Department of Political Science, University of Alabama, 1956-1982. Awarded the status of professor emeritus on his retirement at Alabama.  Died November 17, 2009.


Who’s Who in America, 1982; obituary.


Administering Mississippi’s Wealth. University, Miss.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Mississippi, 1949.

A Handbook of Elective Offices in Mississippi. University, Miss.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Mississippi, 1947.

Mississippi’s Wealth. University, Miss.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Mississippi, 1947.

Money for the Cities of Mississippi. University, Miss.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Mississippi, 1947.

Municipal Government in the South. University, Miss.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Mississippi, 1952.

Natural Resources in an Informed Public. University, Miss.; Southern Public Adminstration, 1954.


Aids for Governing …. University, Miss.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Mississippi, 1948.

Clarksdale, a Fiscal Picture. University, Miss.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Mississippi, 1947.

Conflict and Change in Local Government. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1966.

Dixie City Acts; …. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1962.

Essays on Public Administration. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1962.

Forms of Municipal Government in Mississippi. 3rd. ed. University, Miss.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Mississippi, 1947.

The Government and Administration of Mississippi. New York; Crowell, 1954.

The Growth of State Administration in Mississippi. University, Miss.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Mississippi, 1949.

A Guidebook for the County Sheriff. University, Miss.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Mississippi, 1948.

A Guidebook for the County Superintendent of Education. University, Miss.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Mississippi, 1951.

Highlights of State Finance. University, Miss.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Mississippi, 1948.

Tuscaloosa, Alabama:  A Revenue Study. University of Alabama Bureau of Public Administration, 1955.

Units of Government in Mississippi. University, Miss.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Mississippi, 1949.


The Deep South in Transformation. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1964.

Edward Douglas White; Defender of the Conservative Faith. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1981.


Communication in Public Administration. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Bureau of Public Administration, University of Alabama, 1965.



University professor of English. Born– December 6, 1915, Selma. Parents–Benjamin Hogan and Emma Vaughan Craig. Married– Ronald Chalmers Hood, 1940; married– Robert M. Hill, 1974. Education– Graduate of Florence State Teachers College, 1938; graduate work in English literature, University of California at Berkeley; Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A., 1964. Participant, Breadloaf Writers Conference, 1946; teacher, Port Chester, N.Y., high school, 1961-1966; faculty member, State University of New York at Cobbleskill, 1966-1967; University of North Alabama, 1967-1980. Died May 21, 1992.


Robert M. Hill, Florence.


In the Wake of War: Memoirs of an Alabama Military Government Officer in World War II. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1982.

HILL, HARLON, 1932-2013


Professional football player. Born– May 4, 1932, Killen, Lauderdale Co. Parents–Frank Beatrice and Bessie Simpson Hill.  Married–Virginia Ann Sellers.  Children–five. Education– Florence State College, B.S. (1953), and M. A. (1969) Played football with Chicago Bears, 1954-1961; Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions, 1962. NFL Rookie of the Year, 1954; Jim Thorpe Trophy, 1955; Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, 1976. After retirement, earned M.A.; worked as assistant coach and alumni director, University of North Alabama; taught and coached at Brooks High School. The Harlon Hill Trophy, named in his honor, is awarded annually to the nation’s best NCAA Division II football player. Died March 21, 2013.


Who’s Who in Football, 1974; Victory after the Game.


Victory after the Game; the Harlon Hill Story. Florence, Ala.; Popular Books, 1977.



Homemaker; political wife. Born– December 6, 1904, Eufaula. Parents– William Love and Henrietta (Copeland) McCormick. Married– Joseph Lister Hill, February 20, 1928 (seved in U.S. Congress, 1923-1969). Children– Two. Education– St. Mary’s Episcopal School for Girls, Raleigh, N.C., 1922-1923. Member of the board, Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia; member, DAR, Alabama Historical Association; chair, Alabama Room at National D.A.R. Centennial Hall. Composer of a work entitled “Yellow Leaves with Sunshine.” Died March 23, 1986.


Who’s Who of American Women, 1970.


Family Skeleton. Montgomery, Ala.; s.n., 1958.

HILL, HOWARD, 1899-1975


Champion archer. Born– November 13, 1899 , Wilsonville, Shelby County. Parents–  Married–Elizabeth Hodges.  Education–Auburn University. Worked for Hughes Tool in Miami and played semi-pro baseball. Set many records. Winner of 196 consecutive field archery tournaments, including seven national titles. Worked in the film industry as actor, producer, director and consultant. Stand-in bowman for Errol Flynn in several films and featured archer in film shorts, including “Sal of Singapore,” 1929, “The Last Wilderness,” 1935, “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” 1934, “Follow the Arrow,” 1931, “San Antonio,” 1945, and “Cruise of Zaca,” 1952. Founded Howard Hall Archery Inc., which produced and sold bows and other archery equipment. Inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, 1971; into the Bow Hunters Hall of Fame, 1975. The Howard Hill Southeastern Classic is an annual competition named in his honor.  Died February 4, 1975.


Obituary, New York Times, February 6, 1975; Who Was Who in the Screen, 1983.


Archery Adventures; Hunting the Hard Way. Chicago; Wilcox and Follett Co., 1953.

Wild Adventure. Harrisburg, Penn.; Stackpole, Co., 1954.



Educator. Born– July 25, 1861, Auburn. Parents– Isaac and Harriet Elizabeth (Holt) Hill. Married– Laura Jones, June 18, 1890. Children–3. Education– Emory College, A.B., 1880, A.M., 1883. Teacher, Whitesville, Ga., 1881-1883; Easonville, Ala., 1883-1885, 1887-1891; Male and Female Academy, Sparta, Ga., 1885-1887; Springville, Ala., 1891-1893; Spring Lake College, 1893-1896. Superintendent of city schools, Gadsden, 1896-1903; Alabama state superintendent of education, 1903-1907; after 1907, superintendent of public schools, Opelika. Later national assistant agent for the Boys Agricultural Clubs (sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture; forerunner of 4-H Clubs). Served on the Board of Trustees of Auburn, 1902-06. Honors– University of Alabama, LL.D., 1906.  Died March 1945.


Marquis who’s who online


Boys’ Agricultural Club Work in the Southern States. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1918.


How We Are Governed in Alabama and the Nation. Richmond, Va.; Bell Book and Stationery Co., 1908.





Journalist. Born– August 8, 1908, Opelika. Parents– Isaac W. and Laura (Jones) Hill. Married– Catherine H. Dawson, June 25, 1932 (died 1974). Children– Two. Married–Louise B. Andrews, June 22, 1979. Education– Washington and Lee University, A.B., 1929.  Reporter and editor, Mobile Press, 1929-1930; Washington Evening Star, deskman, 1930-1937, city editor, 1937-1949, news editor, 1949-1954, assistant managing editor, 1954-1962, managing editor, 1962-1968, associate editor, 1968-1973;  Director, Maryland Media, Inc., 1970-73. Washington correspondent for Editor and Publisher. Lecturer at Columbia University, 1955-73; journalism counselor at DePauw University, 1970. Contributed articles and stories to popular magazines. Member, International Press Club, National Press Club, American Society of Newspaper Editors; Associated Press Managing Editors Association.  Chair, Newspaper Comics Council, 1960-1961. Died March 8, 1993. 1993.


Contemporary Authors online; Marquis who’s who online


Mirror of War; the Washington Star Reports the Civil War. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1961.



Attorney, judge. Born– August 23, 1904, Birmingham. Parents– George Henley and Jessie Odom Hill. Married– Rachael Fitzgerald. Children– Two. Married –Elizabeth Craig, 1974. Education– University of Alabama School of Law, 1929. Practicing attorney, 1929-1935; with the Allied Military Government of Occupied Territories in Italy, 1943-1945; judge of the Court of the Eleventh Alabama Judicial Circuit, 1946-1977; member, Advisory Council of Judges of the National Council on Crime and Delinquency, 1952-1971; faculty member, National College of State Trial Judges, summers of 1965, 1966, and 1967. Died January 6,1989.


Robert M. Hill, Florence.


In the Wake of War: Memoirs of an Alabama Military Government Officer in World War II Italy. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1982.

HINDS, GLADYS, 1900-1982


Music teacher. Born– Albertville. Parents– Thomas J.  and Catharine Bain Hinds. Education– Lulie Compton Seminary and Howard College. Owner and operator of Hinds School of Music, Drama and Dancing, Birmingham; employee, Maxwell Field, Montgomery, where she and her sister, Alberta Hinds Tate, wrote their book. Died February 1982.




Howdy, Soldier!  (Letters from the Gal back Home). New York; M. S. Mill Co., 1944.



Artist, illustrator. Born– October 30, 1934, in Arab, Ala. Parents– Leon H. and Flora Ann (Smith) Hinds. Education– Birmingham Southern College and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Worked as artist and illustrator, Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal. Member of the Huntsville Historical Foundation and the Huntsville Art Association.




The Life of Grace Hinds Curzon, Marchioness Curzon of Kedleston. Huntsville: The author, 1971.

History of Arab. (being worked on at time of compilation of SCRIPSIT)



Literary scholar; university professor. Born– 1941, Demopolis. Parents– Walter B. and Mary (Combs) Hitchcock. Married–Mary Carol Canon, August 6, 1966.  Children–two.  Education– Auburn University, B.A., 1963; University of Oregon, M.A., 1966; Duke University, Ph.D. 1971.  Rotary Foundation fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia.  Assistant director of admissions, Auburn University, 1966-68. Taught English at Auburn, 1971-2008; Head of English Department, 1977-90;  Hargis Distinguished Professor, 1999-2008.   Member of the board, National Council of Teachers of English; Executive Committee, Alabama Council of Teachers of English; several commissions and conferences. Contributor to Mississippi Quarterly, Southern Humanities Review, Walt Whitman Review, and other periodicals. Received the Alabama Humanities Award in 2006 and the Current-Garcia  Award from the Alabama Council of Teachers of English in 2001. Awarded professor emeritus status on his retirement in 2008. The Bert Hitchcock Award in Southern Studies was established in his honor, awarded annually to a graduate student at Auburn doing research in Southern Studies.


Richard Malcolm Johnston.


Richard Malcolm Johnston. Boston; Twayne, 1978.


Chinaberries and Crows.  Solomon and George, 2012.


American Short Stories. Glenview, Ill.; Scott, Foresman, 1990.

De Remnant Truth; the Tales of Jake Mitchell and Robert Wilton Burton. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1991.



Genealogist. Born– November 17, 1910, Pickens Co. Parents– James L. and Sarah Emma (Carson) Land. Married– Marcus C. Hitt, May 11, 1929. Children– One. Education– Liberty High School, Pickens Co. Died May 10, 2004.


Annie Land Hitt, Tuscaloosa, Ala.


The Hitts of Sumter County. S.l.; The Publication(s) Table Letter Shop, 1966.


Benjamin Hitt and Nancy Hitt, Their Antecedents and Descendants. Orange, Tex.; s.n., 1980.



Baptist clergyman; denominational leader. Born– October 24, 1907, Coosa Co. Parents– Elbert Oscar and Octavia (Whatley) Hobbs. Married– Frances Jackson. Children– One. Education– Howard College, B.A., 1932; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Th., 1935, Ph.D., 1938. Ordained a Baptist minister, Birmingham, 1929. Pastor of churches in Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile, Ala., and in Alexandria, La., between 1929 and 1949.  Pastor, First Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1949-1973.  Member, Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee and other committees and agencies; President, Southern Baptist Pastors Conference, Trustee, Southern Theological Seminary; and Oklahoma City Special Baptist Memorial Hospital Committee. President of Southern Baptist Convention for two terms; vice-president of Baptist World Alliance. Preacher for “The International Baptist Hour,”1958-1976.  Honors– Honorary degrees from Howard College; William Jewell College; Oklahoma City University; John Brown University. Named to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Retired as pastor emeritus of Oklahoma City First Baptist Church, 1973. Died November 28, 1995.


Contemporary Authors online; obituary.


Basic Bible Sermons on John. Nashville; Broadway Press, 1990.

Christ in You. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Book House, 1963.

Cowards or Conquerors. Valley Forge, Penn.; Judson Press, 1951.

The Crucial Words from Calvary. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Book House, 1958.

The Epistles to the Corinthians, a Study Manual. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Book House, 1960.

Fundamentals of Our Faith. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1960.

The Gospel of Giving. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1955.

The Gospel of Matthew. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Book House, 1961.

Messages on the Resurrection. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Book House, 1960.

Moses’ Mighty Men. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1958.

My Favority Illustrations. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1990.

New Testament Evangelism. Nashville; Convention Press, 1960.

Preaching Values from the Papyri. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Baker Book House, 1964.

Space Age Religion; Sermons. Fort Worth, Tex.; Southern Baptists Radio and Television Commission, 1963.

Studies in Hebrews. Nashville; Sunday School Board, Southern Baptist Convention, 1954.

The Ten Commandments; Sermons on “The Baptist Hour.” Fort Worth, Tex.; Radio and Television Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1961?

The Victory of Faith; “Ten Best Baptist Hour Sermons of 1958-59.” Fort Worth, Tex.; Radio-Television Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1959.

Welcome Speeches, and Emergency Addresses for All Occasions. Grand Rapids, Mich.; Zondervan, 1960.

What Baptists Believe. Nashville; Broadman Press, 1963.

Who is This? Nashville; Broadman Press, 1952.

You Are Chosen; the Priesthood of All Believers. San Francisco; Harper & Row, 1990.



Attorney, judge, congressman. Born– October 5, 1887. Parents– Samuel Freeman and Frances (John) Hobbs. Married– Sarah Ellen Greene, January 8, 1913. Children– Three. Education– Marion Military Institute, A.A., 1905; student, Vanderbilt University, 1905-1906; University of Alabama, LL.B., 1908. Practicing attorney in Selma, 1908-1921; judge, 4th Judicial Circuit of Alabama, 1921-1926, afterward returning to practice of law. Member, 74th through 81st U.S. Congresses (1935-1951), representing fourth Alabama District. Chairman, Muscle Shoals Commission, 1931, chairman of Alabama’s National Recovery Admission Committee, 1913. Member, Dallas Co., Ala., and American Bar Associations, American Judicature Society. Honors– University of Alabama, LL.D., 1949. Died May 31, 1952.


Marquis who’s who online


Muscle Shoals; a Plan for Use. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1931.



Literary scholar; university professor, editor. Born– April 23, 1943, in Winston-Salem, N.C. Parents– Fred Colby and Miriam (Tuttle) Hobson. Married–Linda V. Whitney, June 17, 1967.  Children–one. Education– University of North Carolina, B.A., 1965; Duke University, M.A., 1967; UNC, Ph.D., 1972.  Editor / editorial writer for Associated Press, Charlotte; Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel, 1966-1970. Taught at Virginia Western College, 1971-1972; University of Alabama, 1972-1986; LSU, 1986-89; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1989-.  Named Lineberger Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, 1989.  Author of many articles in journals and anthologies; member of several editorial boards. Member Modern Language Association; Society for the Study of Southern Literature; Southern Texts Society; Mencken Society; St. George Tucker Society.  Shared the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism as editorial writer for Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel, 1970; received the Alabama Library Association’s Nonfiction Award, 1984.  Shared the Pulitzer Prize with the staff of the Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel, 1971; Lillian Smith Award for Nonfiction, 1983; Jules F. Landry Award, 1983; Alabama Library Association Award for Nonfiction Writing, 1986; Pulitzer Prizer Nomination for Biography, 1994.  Awarded emeritus status on his retirement at UNC.


Contemporary Authors online.  UNC website.


But Now I See:  The White Southern Racial Narrative.  LSU Press, 1999.

Mencken: A Life.  Random House, 1994.

Off the Rim:  Basketball and other Religions in a Carolina Childhood.  Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2006.

Serpent in Eden; H. L. Mencken and the South. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1974.

Silencing of Emily Mullen and Other Essays.  LSU Press, 2005.

South to the Future: An American Region in the Twenty-first Century. Athens:  University of Georgia Press, 2002.

Southern Mythmaking; the Savage and the Ideal. Troy, Ala.; Troy State University Press, 1978.

Southern Writer in the Postmodern World. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1991,

Tell About the South; the Southern Rage to Explain. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1983.


South-watching; Selected Essays, by Gerald White Johnson. Chapel Hill, N.C.; University of North Carolina Press, 1983.

Southern Enigma:  Essays on the U.S. South.  Valencia, Spain:  Press of the University of Valencia, 2008.


Literature at the Barricades; the American Writer in the 1930s. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1978.

Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology.  Norton, 1997.

Oxford Handbook of the Literature of the American South.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 2016.

Thirty-Five Years of Newspaper Work, A Memoir by H. L. Mencken.  Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.



Naval officer, congressman. Born– August 17, 1870, Greensboro. Parents– James Marcellus and Sarah Croom (Pearson) Hobson. Married– Grizelda Houston Hull, May 25, 1905. Children– Three. Education– Southern University, 1881-1885;  U.S. Naval Academy, graduated 1889; Washington and Jefferson College, M.S., 1889; further study at Ecole National Superieur des Mines; graduate of Ecole d’Application du Genie Maritime, Paris, 1903. Served in U.S. Navy, 1889-1903. During Spanish-American War, participated in expedition against San Juan, Puerto Rico, and with a crew of seven volunteers, sank the ship Merrimac in Santiago Harbor to create an obstruction to the Spanish advance; was captured and spent June-July 1898 as a prisoner in a Spanish fortress. Presidential elector from Alabama, 1904; member, U.S. Congress from 6th Alabama District, 60th through 63rd Congresses, 1907-1915. Supported prohibition, anti-drug laws, and women’s suffrage;  the only Congressman from the Deep South to vote in favor of women’s suffrage in 1915; as a result failed renomination.  Organizer of the International Narcotics Education Association and the World Conference on Narcotics Education. Wrote and spoke all over the country in opposition to alcohol and drugs. For the sinking of the Merrimac, awarded Congressional Medal of Honor. Made rear admiral by act of Congress, 1934. The destroyer USS Hobson was named in his honor.  Died Marrch 16, 1937.


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Alcohol and the Human Race for Truth. New York; Fleming H. Revell, 1919.

Buck Jones at Annapolis. New York; D. Appleton, 1907.

In Line of Duty. New York; D. Appleton, 1910.

The Sinking of the “Merrimac.” New York; Century Co., 1899.



Realtor, cattleman, author. Born– November 27, 1907,  Washington, D.C. Parents– Richmond Pearson and Grizelda Houston (Hull) Hobson. Married– Gloria McIntosh of Vancouver, British Columbia. Children– One. Attended Stanford University.  Employed as a realtor in New York; ranch hand in Wyoming; owner with partner Pan Phillips of Frontier Cattle Company, 1936.  Settled in the Vanderhoof, British Columbia, area and operated a ranch there. His books were the basis of a popular series on Canadian public television. Died August 8, 1966.


New York Times, August 10, 1966.


Grass Beyond the Mountains; …. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1951.

Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1961.

The Rancher Takes a Wife. Philadelphia; Lippincott, 1961.



Businessman, publisher. Born– June 19, 1894, in Buffalo, N.Y. Parents– Francis Leslie and Katherine (Hoff) Hoff. Married–Mary Katherine White, August 12, 1921. Children–one. Education– Nicols Preparatory School, 1913. Served in U. S. Army, WWI.  Vice president and sales manager, National Lime Cement and Byproducts Corporation; president and general manager, Blue Book Publishing Company, Birmingham. Died June 24, 1966.


Alabama Blue Book and Social Register.


Alabama Blue Book and Social Register. Birmingham, Ala.; Blue Book Pub. Co., 1929.



Attorney; professor of law; Episcopal priest. Born– February 27, 1941, Freeport, Ill. Parents– Howard Vincent and Zillah Morgan Hoff. Married– Virginia Nevill.  Children– two. Education– Tulane University, A.B., 1963; J.D., 1966; Harvard University, LL.M.  Attorney in private practice, Sarasota, Florida, 1966-1969. Taught at University of Alabama Law School, 1970-2002.  Consultant, Alabama Law Institute. Member; American Bar Association, American Association of University Professors. Founding director, Community Soup Bowl of Tuscaloosa, and Hospice of West Alabama.  Student Bar Association Outstanding Faculty Award, 1986.  Ordained Episcopal priest; rector, St. Michael’s Church, Fayette, Alabama, 1988-96; 2003-2010. Awarded professor emeritus status on his retirement from the University of Alabama in 2002.


Directory of American Scholars, 1982; Marquis Who’s Who online


Alabama Limitations of Actions and Notice Provisions. Norcross, Ga.; The Harrison Company Publishers, 1984.


Proposed Act With Commentary; Alabama Administrative Procedure Act. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Alabama Law Institute, University of Alabama Law Center, 1978.



Writer, teacher. Born 1953– Mobile.  Married– Nancy.  Children– one.  Worked for twenty years in New York City as a journalist, speechwriter, and teacher; later staff writer at the Mobile Register.  Publishes reviews and essays in journals and periodicals.  Teaches in the Brief Residency MFA in Writing Program at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky.  Winner of the Lillian Smith Award for Fiction, the Clarence Cason Award from the University of Alabama College of Communications, and the Booksense Award.


Author Profiles in Climbing Mt. Cheaha. Livingston Press, 2004.


Alabama Afternoons; Profiles and Conversations.  University of Alabama Press, 2011.

Almost Family.  University of Alabama Press, 2000.

Back Home; Journeys through Mobile.  University of Alabama Press, 2001.

Chicken Dreaming Corn.  University of Georgia Press, 2004.

Come Landfall. University of Alabama Press, 2014.



Economist; university professor. Born– June 4, 1950, in Bridgeport, Conn. Parents– L. M. and R. E. (Ledbetter) Holcombe.  Married–Lora Hunt Pritchett, June 18, 1983. Education– University of Florida, B.S., 1972; Virginia Polytechnic Institute, M.A., 1974; Ph.D., 1976. Employed by Center for Naval Analysis, 1973-1975; taught at Texas A & M University, 1975-1977; Auburn University, 1977-88; Florida State University, 1988- . Published numerous articles in professional journals; served in multiple editorial positions. Earhart Foundation Fellow, 1979, 1980, and 1983. Research Fellow, Independent Institute;  Senior Fellow, James Madison Institute. Worked on staff of Senator William Brock of Tennessee, 1974; member of Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors, 2000-2006. Member, Public Choice Society, Society for the Development of Austrian Economics.  Awarded Ludwig von Mises Prize, 1992; Undergraduate Teaching Award, FSU, 1994.


Contemporary Authors online; FSU website


Advanced Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics.  Northampton, Mass.:  Cheltenham, 2014.

An Economic Analysis of Democracy. Carbondale, Ill.; Southern Illinois University Press, 1985.

Economic Foundations of Government.  New York City: Macmillan, 1994.

The Economic Impact of an Interruption in United States Petroleum Imports, 1975-2000. Springfield, Va.; National Technical Information Service, 1974.

Economic Models and Methodology.  Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 1989.
Entrepreneurship and Economic Progress.  Routledge, 2006.

From Liberty to Democracy:  The Transformation of American Government.  University of Michigan Press, 2002

Producing Prosperity: An Inquiry into the Operation of the Market Process.  Routledge

Public Finance and the Political Process. Carbondale, Ill.; Southern Illinois University Press, 1983.

Public Finance:  Government Revenues and Expenditures in the United States Economy.  St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co., 1996.

Public Policy and the Quality of Life.  Greenwood Press, 1995.

Public Sector Economics. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1988.

Writing off Ideas:  Taxation, Foundations, and Philanthropy in America.  Transaction Publishers, 2000.


Growth and Variability in State Tax Revenue:  An Anatomy of State Fiscal Crises.  Greenwood Press, 1997.

Liberalism and Cronyism.  Arlington:  Mercatus Center at George Mason University, 2013.


Smarter Growth:  Market-based Strategies for Land-Use Planning in the 21st Century.  Greenwood Press, 2001.




College teacher of writing; auctioneer. Born– January 14, 1936, Lanett. Parents– Edward David and Florence (Hunnicutt) Holladay. Married–Thomas E. Hicks, Sr., January 16, 1997. Education– Stetson University, 1954-1956; Auburn University, B.S., 1958, M.A., 1961; Carnegie Mellon University, Doctor of Arts in English; further graduate study at University of West Florida, University of South Florida, and University of Mississippi. Instructor of English, Auburn University, 1960-1961; Land O’Lakes, Florida, High School, 1962; St. Petersburg (Florida) Junior College, 1962-1997; Hillsborough Community College, 2000-.  Founded Premier Auctions, Inc., as a licensed auctioneer. Editor, newsletters of Southeastern Conference on English in the Two-Year College, 1968-1970; Florida College English Association, 1971-1974; National Junior College Committee, 1974. Member, Modern Language Association of America, National Council of Teachers of English, College English Association, National Junior College Committee and other professional organizations.  Contributed articles, reviews, and poems to professional journals.  Editorial consultant to Human Research and Development Services, Inc.


Contemporary Authors online; Marquis Who’s Who online;  ”Editors” in The Profession of English in the Two-Year College.


Bridges: A Reader for College Writers.  Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2005.


Options in Rhetoric; Writing and Reading. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice Hall, 1981.

The Bedford Guide for College Writers: With Reader and Research Manual.  Boston:  Bedford Books of St. Martin’s Press, 1993.

The Compact Bedford Guide…  Bedford, 1993.

The Profession of English in the Two-Year College.  Heinemann, 2005.

Teaching with the Bedford Guide… 3rd edition.  Bedford, 1993.

Joint Editor and Contributor:

Developing Style; an Extension of Personality. Boston; Holbrook, 1972.

HOLLARS, B. J., 1984-


Writer; university professor of creative writing. Born–May 25, 1984, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Married; children–one.  Education– B.A., Knox College; M. F. A., University of Alabama, 2010.  Associate professor of creative writing, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. Founder and executive director, Chippewa Valley Writers Guild.  Society of Midland Authors Award for Adult Nonfiction, 2012. Blei/Derleth Nonfiction Award, 2014.


Contemporary Authors online.


Dispatches from the Drownings.  Breakaway Books, 2014.

From the Mouths of Dogs:  What Our Pets Teach us about Life, Death, and Being Human. University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

Opening the Doors:  The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa.  University of Alabama Press, 2013.

The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders. Tuscaloosa:  University of Alabama Press,  2018.

Sightings: Stories.  University of Indiana Press, 2013.

Thirteen Loops; Race, Violence, and the Last Lynching in America.  University of Alabama Press, 2012.

This is only a Test.  Breakaway books, 2015.


Blurring the Boundaries:  Explorations to the Fringes of Nonfiction.  University of Nebraska Press, 2013.

Monsters:  A Collection of Literary Sightings.  Pressgang, 2012.

You Must Be this Tall to Ride.  Writers Digest Books, 2009.






Physician; Professor of medicine. Born– July 14, 1914, Marion. Parents– Warren Alton and Lula (Fretwell) Holley. Married– Martha Holcomb, 1946. Children– Five. Education– University of South Carolina, B.S., 1935; Medical College of South Carolina, M.D., 1941. Medical intern, U.S. Marine Hospital, Norfolk, Va., 1941-1942; with U.S. Public Health Service, 1942-1945; resident, University Hospital, Birmingham, 1945-1947; taught in the University of Alabama Department of Medicine after 1946; director, Tumor Clinic, 1953-1966; director, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, 1955-1970; professor of medicine in rheumatology after 1970. Author of more than 300 journal articles, abstracts, and editorials, and of several chapters in books. Died March 17, 1988.


Howard L. Holley, Birmingham.


The History of Medicine in Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1982.

A Continual Remembrance; Letters from Sir William Osler to His Friend Ned Milburn, 1865-1919. Springfield, Ill.; Charles C. Thomas, 1968.


Antibiotics and Antibiotic Therapy; a Clinical Manual. New York; Macmillan Co., 1954.

Potassium Metabolism in Health and Disease. New York; Grune & Stratton, 1955.


Papers of Dr. Howard Lamar Holley are held by the Archives Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.



Sociologist; Professor. Born– December 20, 1939, Blooming Grove, Tex. Parents– Clyde and Alma Vera Clark Hollingsworth. Education– Texas A & M University, B.S., 1962; M.A., 1964; University of Florida, Ph.D., 1970. Served as visiting professor, University of Valle, Colombia, 1966-1968; research associate for Latin American studies, University of Florida., 1968-1969; University of Alabama, 1969-. Received faculty research grant from University of Alabama for study in Colombia, 1970-1972; grant director for Alabama Developmentally Disabled Bureau, 1972-1973. Fulbright Scholar, Mexico, 1978-79. Member of the American Sociological Association, Rural Sociological Society, Latin American Studies Association, Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association.  Received Distinguished Service Award from the Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association, 1992.


American Men and Women of Science, 1976S.


Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, and Epilepsy in Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1978.

Nonwhite Population of Texas.  College Station:  Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, 1966.

Survey of the Developmentally Disabled in Alabama: Needs and Resources. University, AL, 1974.


Demographic and Structural Change:  The Effects of the 1980s on American Society.  Westport, Conn.:  Greenwood Press, 1966.



Historian; university professor. Born– November 2, 1942, Talladega. Parents– Daniel W. and Eleanor Keith (Parker) Hollis. Married– Lynda Akin, September 4, 1966. Children– Two. Education– University of Georgia, B.A., 1964; Auburn University, M.A., 1968; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1972. Taught at Auburn University, 1965-1966; W.L. Yancey State Junior College, 1966-1967; Vanderbilt University, 1968-1970; worked for Birmingham Public Library, 1970-1971; taught at Jacksonville State University after 1971. Published articles in several professional journals. Member, Phi Alpha Theta, national history honorary.


Daniel Webster Hollis, III.


ABC-CLIO Companion to the Media in America.  Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC-CLIO, 1995.

ABC-Clio World History Companion to Utopian Movements.  Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC-CLIO, 1998.

An Alabama Newspaper Tradition; Grover C. Hall and the Hall Family. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1983.

History of Ireland.  Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations.  Westport, Conn:  Greenwood Press, 2001.

A History of the First Baptist Church. Jacksonville, Ala.; The Church, 1986.


Civilizations; a Study and Review Program to 1715. St. Louis; River City Publishers, 1982.


Biographical Dictionary of British Radicals in the Seventeenth Century. Sussex, England; Harvester Press, 1982-1983.

Biographical Dictionary of Modern British Radicals. Sussex, England; Harvester Press, 1979.



Musician, educator, poet. Born– March 3, 1905, Mobile. Parents– Dr.  H. Roger Williams and Fannie Brandon Williams.  Married–Joaquin M. Holloway.  Children–one.  Education– Emerson Institute, Mobile; graduate of Talladega College, 1922; Fisk University, B.A., 1926; Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of Music with a maor in piano and a minor in voice, 1926.  Further study at Columbia University.  Director of music, North Carolina College for Negroes, 1926-32; taught music at Dunbar High School in Mobile, 1932-36; supervisor of music for Mobile Public School System, 1939-73. Performed locally as a concert pianist. Contributor to periodicals and anthologies; published poems in Opportunity,one of the leading journals of the Harlem Renaissance, 1926-1935. Member Music Educators National Conference, Mobile County, Alabama, and American Teachers Associations. Ariel Holloway Elementary School in Mobile was named in her honor.  Died January 3, 1973.


Lorraine Elena Roses and Ruth Elizabeth Randolph, Harlem Renaissance and Beyond; Literary Biographies of 100 Black Women Writers, 1900-1945. Boston: G.K.Hall, 1990.

Countee Cullen’s Caroling Dusk. Harper, 1927; James Weldon Johnson’s Book of American Negro Poetry. Harcourt, 1931.


Shape Them into Dreams; Poems. New York; Exposition Press, 1955.



Historian; University Professor, writer. Born– July 4, 1930, in Long Branch, Monmouth Country, N.J. Parents– John Daniel and Waltrude (Hendrickson) Lazarus. Married–Anne Elizabeth Anthony, 1952; children–three.  Married– Martha Austin Reid, 1966; married– Gayle Carlson Pannell, 1967; children–one; married– Stephanie Pasneker, 1971. Education– Florida State University, B.A., 1952; University of Florida, M.A., 1953; National University of Mexico, 1954; University of Texas, Ph.D., 1959; University of Alabama in Birmingham, postdoctoral study, 1963-1964. Taught at Memphis State University, 1956-1958; McNeese State University, 1959-1961; University of Maryland, Overseas Division, Constantina, Spain, 1962; University of Alabama in Birmingham, 1963-79. Contributed articles and essays to many historical journals and anthologies. Served in U.S. Army, 1951; staff writer, Memphis Press Scimitar, 1957-1958; researcher, U.S. Parks Service, Seville, Spain, 1962. Consultant for U.S. Parks Service, Historic Pensacola Preservation Board, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and other organizations and governmental agencies.   Member Southern Historical Association and state historical associations. Awarded grants by American Philosophical Society, Association for the Study of State and Local History, Fulbright. McClung Award for best article in Publications of the East Tennesse Historical Society, 1962 and 1964; Louisiana Library Association Award for Best Book on Lousiana, 1965; Louisiana Historical Association Award for best article in Louisiana History, 1970; Award of Merit, American Association for State and Local History, 1978; knighted Caballero in the Order of Isabel la Catolica by King Juan Carlos of Spain, 1979; first prize essay, Tampa Bay History, 1982

Source: Contemporary Authors online.


Finding List; Selected Documents from Archivo General de Indias. S.l.; s.n., 1973.

Gayoso; the Life of a Spanish Governor in the Mississippi Valley. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1965.

A History of the University of Alabama Hospitals.  Birmingham:  University Hospital Auxiliary, 1974.

New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix Them. New Orleans; Hope Publications, 1973.

Selected and Annotated Bibliography of the Planned Suburban Shopping Center. Austin, Tex.; Bureau of Business Research, University of Texas, 1957.

The 1779 “Marcha de G’alvez”; Louisiana’s Giant Step Forward in the American Revolution.  Baton Rouge Becentennial Corporation, 1974.

Stephen Minor.  Louisiana Collection Series, 1983.


New Orleans, Facts and Legends. New Orleans, La.; Hope Publications, 1st ed., 1970; 3rd edition, 1982.

Rousseau:  The Last Days of Spanish New Orleans, 1777-1803.  Gretna, La.:  Pelican Publishing, 2003.

The Wax Tree: The Story of Spanish Moss, Louisiana’s Forgotten Product.  Jefferson, La., Hope Publications, 1968.


Documentos ineditos para la historia de la Louisiana, 1792-1810. Ediciones Turzanas. Madrid: J. Porr’ua Turanza,  1963.

Jose de Evia y sus Reconicimentos del Golgo del Golfo de Mexico, 1783-1796. Madrid:  Ediciones J. Porr’ua Turanzas, 1968.

Journal of a Tour in Unsettled Parts of North America in 1796 and 1797. Carbondale, Ill.; Southern Illinois University, 1969.

Louisiana Collection Series of Books and Documents on Colonial Louisiana.  Vol. 1: Honor and Fidelity:  The Louisiana Infantry Regiment and the Louisiana Milita Companies, 1766-1821; Vol. II: A Guide to Spanish Louisiana, 1762-1806; Vol. III. Louisiana in 1776:  A Memoira of Francisco Bouligney.


HOLT, THAD, 1898-1984


Advertising and sales executive; management consultant . Born– September 23, 1898, Sumterville. Parents– LeRoy and Elizabeth Cunningham (Burwell) Holt. Married– Sarah Ames Oliver, February 4, 1928. Children– Two. Education– Colorado College, A.B., 1920. Worked in advertising, 1920; associated with Famous Features Syndicate, New York, 1921; advertising and sales manager, Wofford Oil Company, 1921-1927; director, Alabama Industrial Development Board, 1927-1931; with Reconstruction Finance Corporation, Washington, D.C., during 1931, and successively administrator of Alabama Relief Administration, Federal Relief Administration, Civil Works Administration, Works Projects Administration, and National Youth Administration in Montgomery, 1933-1936; assistant administrator of Works Projects Administration, 1936-1937; with Swann Chemical Company, 1937; president of the television corporation operating WAPI, WAFM, and WAFM-TV, 1937-1953. Also chairman of Metaplate and Coating, Inc., consultant to several companies and television systems, and director of various corporations.  Member of the board of the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Birmingham Civic Ballet.  A founder of Alabama Public Television.  Died September 24, 1984.


Grove’s Library of Alabama Lives; Who’s Who in America online; Obituary, New York Times, October 1, 1984.


Like It Was; Short Vignettes of Alabama History. S.l.; s.n., 1980.

Old Gainesville, 1832-1875; You Are There, July 4th, 1876. Birmingham, Ala.; s.n., 1955.


Miss Waring’s Journal, 1863-1865. Chicago; Wyvern Press of S.F.E., 1964.



Educator. Born– June, 1870, near Roanoke. Parents–Jerry and Addie Greer Holtzclaw, former slaves. Married– Mary Ella Patterson. Children–five.  Education–Tuskegee Institute, 1890-1898, while employed as farm worker, office boy, and buggy driver for Booker T. Washington. Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College, MA, 1908; further study in summer sessions at Harvard College. Publisher of a newspaper for Afro-Americans in Alabama; taught at the school at Snow Hill, Ala., 1898-1902. Founded a school on the Tuskegee model in Utica, Mississippi, in 1902; it became Utica Normal and Industrial Institute, the first institute of higher education for African-Americans in northern Mississippi.  Holtzclaw was director and president of Utica Institute for forty years, until his death.  The Library at the school, now the Utica campus of Hinds Community College, was named in his honor when it was dedicated in 2003. Died 1943.


Growing up Black, edited by David Jay; Lives of Mississippi Authors, 1817-1967; article in Roanoke Leader, March 7, 1973.


Black Man’s Burden. New York; Neale Pub. Co., 1915.

A Negro’s Life Story. Utica, Miss.; Utica Institute Electric Printing, 1908.



Librarian. Born– October 9, 1911, in The Rock, Upson, Ga. Parents–Cornelius S. and Rosa Ogletree Marchman. Married– Wilfred Main Honour.  Children– one. Education– Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1951-1954; Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, B.A., 1955; University of Southern California, M.S.L.S., 1959; Auburn University, M.A., 1962. Reference, gifts and exchange librarian, Auburn University, 1955-. Received an award for excellence in history writing, Journal of Library History. Died February 14, 1997.


Biographical Directory of Libraries in the United States and Canada, 1970.


The Political and Intellectual Climate of Britain in 1776; …. Auburn, Ala.; s.n., 1976.

Publications in the Beasley Collection; a Tentative Bibliography. Auburn, Ala.; Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Auburn University, 1980.

The State of the Industrial Revolution in 1776. New York; Vantage Press, 1977.



Historian; librarian. Born– May 16, 1903, Darlington, S.C. Parents– William Brunson and Mary Eva (Powers) Hoole. Married– Martha Anne Sanders, August 2, 1931 (died 1960). Children– Two. Married– Addie Shirley Coleman, May 30, 1970. Education– Wofford College, A.B., 1924, A.M., 1931; Duke University, Ph.D., 1934; North Texas State University, B.S. in Library Science, 1943; further study at Columbia University, University of South Carolina and University of Chicago. Teacher, Spartanburg, S.C., High School, 1924-1925; Darlington High School, 1927-1931; teaching fellow, Duke University, 1931-1934; teacher, Birmingham Southern College, 1934-1935; librarian, Birmingham Southern College, 1935-1937; librarian, Baylor University, 1937-1939; director of libraries, North Texas State University, 1939-1944; Dean of Libraries, University of Alabama, 1944-1971; professor of librarianship, 1971-1973; dean emeritus of university libraries and professor emeritus of library service after 1973. Library consultant, research consultant to U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Special Education, consultant to U.S. Office of Education, and president, National Committee on Libraries. Honors– Author’s Award, Alabama Library Association, 1958;  Alabama Academy of Distinguished Authors; Tuscaloosa Heritage Award, 1989. Honorary Degrees; Wofford College, Litt.D., 1954; University of Alabama, LL.D., 1975; D. Humanities, Francis Marion College, 1980.  Died December 12, 1990.


Marquis who’s who online.


According to Hoole; the Collected Essays and Tales of a Scholar-Librarian and Literary Maverick. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1973.

Address Delivered at the Centennial Celebration of the Unveiling of the Darlington County Confederate Monument, Darlington, South Carolina, May 10, 1980. S.l.; s.n., 1980.

Alabama Bibliography; a Short-title Catalogue of the Publications of Peter Alexander Brannon, Former Director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1984.

Alabama Tories; the First Alabama Cavalry, U.S.A., 1862-1865. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1960

Alabama’s Boy Generals of the Confederacy. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1984.

Alabama’s Golden Literary Era; a Survey and Selected Bibliography. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1983.

Alias Simon Suggs; the Life and Times of Johnson Jones Hooper. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1952.

And Still We Conquer; the Diary of a Nazi Unteroffizier in the German Africa Corps Who Was Captured by the United States Army, May 9, 1943, and Imprisoned at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1968.

The Ante-bellum Charleston Theatre. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1946.

The Birmingham Horrors. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode, 1980.

A Check-list and Finding-list of Charleston Periodicals, 1732-1684. Durham, N.C.; Duke University Press, 1936.

Cherokee Indians in Georgia. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1980.

The Classified List of Reference Books and Periodicals for College Libraries. 3rd ed. Atlanta; Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1955.

Confederate Foreign Agent; the European Diary. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1976.

The Diplomacy of the Confederate Cabinet of Richmond and Its Agents Abroad; Being Memorandum Notes Taken in Paris during the Rebellion of the Southern States from 1861 to 1865. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1963.

Early History of Northwest Alabama and Incidentally of Northwest Georgia. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1979.

Foreign Newspapers in Southeastern Libraries. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1963.

Four Years in the Confederate Navy; the Career of Captain John Low on the C.S.S. Fingal, Florida, Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and Ajax. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia, 1964.

It’s Raining Violets; the Life and Poetry of Robert Loveman. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Portals Press, 1981.

The James Boys Rode South; a Thrilling and Authentic New Episode in the Fabulous Lives of the Most Daring Desperadoes of Modern Times, Frank and Jesse James and their Comrades in Crime. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; s.n., 1955.

John Witherspoon DuBose; a Neglected Southern Historian. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1983.

Let the People Read! Spartanburg, S.C.; Band & White, Printers, 1946.

A Library for Lauderdale; Recommendations for the Establishment of a City-County Public Library for Meridian City and Lauderdale County, Mississippi. Meridian, Miss.; s.n., 1948?

Louise Clarke Pyrnelle; a Biography with Selections from Her Writings. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1982.

Margaret Ellen O’Brien (1879-1898); a Neglected Alabama Author- Journalist. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1981.

Martha Young; Alabama’s Foremost Folklorist. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1982.

Ode to a Druid Oak; a Tale of Tuscaloosa and the University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Portals Press, 1979.

Peedee Epiphany. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Portals Press, 1981.

The Saga of Rube Burrow, King of American Train Robbers, and His Band of Outlaws. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1981.

Sam Slick in Texas. San Antonio, Tex.; The Naylor Co., 1945.

Vizetelly Covers the Confederacy. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1957.


The Battle of Resaca, Georgia, May 14-15, 1864. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1983.

Confederate Norfolk; the Letters of a Virginia Lady to the Mobile Register, 1861-1862. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1984.

The Yankee Invasion of West Alabama, March-April, 1865. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1985.


The Early History of Montgomery and Incidentally of the State of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1979.

Florida Territory in 1844, the Diary of Master Edward C. Anderson, United States Navy. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1977.

Historical Sketches of Barton’s (later Stovall’s) Georgia Brigade; Army of Tennessee, C.S.A. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1984.

A History of Athens and, Incidentally, of Limestone County, Alabama, 1820-1876. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1978.

A History of Madison County and, Incidentally, of North Alabama, 1732-1840. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1976.

History of Shockley’s Alabama Escort Company. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1983.

History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Alabama Volunteers. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1982.

History of the Seventh Alabama Cavalry Regiment; Including Capt. Charles P. Storr’s Troop of University of Alabama Cadet Volunteers. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1984.

A History of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1816-1949. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1977.

The Log of the C.S.S. Alabama and C.S.S. Tuscaloosa, 1862-1863. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1972.

Pee Dee Light Artillery of Maxcy Gregg’s (later Samuel McGowan’s Brigade, First South Carolina Volunteers (Infantry) C.S.A.; a Historical Sketch and Roster. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1983.

A Rebel Spy in Yankeeland; the Thrilling Adventures of Major W.P Gorman Who Was the Emissary of the Confederacy to the Copperheads of the North, 1861-1865. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1981.

Reconstruction in West Alabama; the Memoirs of John J. Hunnicutt. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1959.


A Visit to the Confederate States of America in 1863; Memoir Addressed to His Majesty Napoleon III. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Confederate Pub. Co., 1962.


Humorist; newspaper editor; lawyer. Born– June 9, 1815, Wilmington, North Carolina.  Parents– Archibald and Charlotte de Berniere Hooper.  Married– Mary Mildred Brantley, 1842.  Children–two. Read law in his brother’s law office in New Bern, Alabama, 1835-1838; admitted to the bar, 1838; practiced law in in Lafayette and Dadeville.  Editor of the East Alabamian, LaFayette; the Wetumpka Whig; the Alabama Journal, Montgomery; the Chambers County Tribune; and the Montgomery Mail.  Worked as Talladega County census taker for the 1840 census.  Beginning in 1843 published sketches and stories in national periodicals including the Spirit of the Times of New York City.  Published humorous sketches of life in Alabama which became nationally popular and were collected into several books.   Increasingly involved in politics in the 1850s; wrote in favor of secession and the Southern cause.  Served as secretary of the Southern Convention in 1851; secretary of the Confederate Congress, 1861-62.  Died June 7, 1862.


American National Biography online.

Bain, Robert, and Flora, Joseph M.  Fifty Southern Writers before 1900.  New York; Greenwood Press, 1987.


Some Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs, Late of the Tallapoosa Volunteers… Philadelphia; Carey and Hart, 1845.

A Ride with Old Kit Kuncker, and Other Sketches and Scenes of Alabama. Tuscaloosa; M.D. J. Slade, 1849.

The Widow Rugby’s Husband, a Night at the Ugly Man’s, and Other Tales of Alabama.  Philadelphia; A. Hart, 1851.

Read and Circulate; Proceedings of the Democratic and Anti-Know-Nothing Party in Caucus, or the Guillotine at Work.  Montgomery:  Barret and Wimbish, 1855.

Dog and Gun; A Few Loose Chapters on Shooting. New York; C.M.Saxton & Co., 1856.

Simon Suggs’ Adventures and Travels, Comprising All of the Scenes, Incidents, and Adventures of his Travels… with Widow Rugby’s Husband and Twenty-six other Humorous Tales of  Alabama.      Philadelphia:  T. B. Peterson, 1856. 


A collection of Hooper Family papers is held in the Southern History Collection at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

HORN, ALFIE CASEY, 1912-2007


Accountant; bridge master. Born– February 12, 1912, Louisville. Parents– Alto and Sarah Augusta (Helms) Horn. Married– Irene Myrtle Toergerson, July 16, 1949. Children– One. Education– Berry College, 1934-1935; University of Alabama, B.S., 1939. Farm worker, 1939-1940; employee of Alabama State Employment Service, 1940; accountant for army post exchanges in Alexandria, La., 1941-1942; Army Air Corps Weather Service, 1942-1945, serving in Alabama, Illinois, Hawaii, and Guam; field agent and estate tax examiner, U.S. Internal Revenue Service, 1946-1965. After 1969, employed in public accounting and tax service.  Bridge life master; taught bridge classes and participated in tournaments. Died September 24, 2007.


A.C. Horn, Dothan.


Contract Bridge. Dothan, Ala.; A. C. Horn, 1977.



Journalist. Born– May 15, 1872, in Ringgold, Ga. Parents– John Randolph and Janie Lawton (Mulkey) Hornady. Married– Maude Morella Simmons, November 28, 1896. Children– Three. Education– Educated by his mother until her death when he was ten years old. Worked for the Birmingham News, 1895-1921, as reporter, city editor, managing editor, and associate editor (1908-1915);  worked one year for the Cincinnati Enquirer; served as editor, Rome, Ga., News Tribune after 1930. Served as Commissioner for Health and Education on the Birmingham City Commission, 1915-21; advocated for increased funding for schools.  Chairman, Coosa-Alabama River Improvement Association. Author of a series of twelve articles on short ballot principles and commission government. Published articles in McClure’s, Metropolitan, and Leslie’s. Died March 1, 1948.


Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography; Marquis who’s who online; bhamwiki


Atlanta, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. S.l.; American Cities Book Co., 1922.

The Book of Birmingham. New York; Dodd, 1921.

Editorials of J. R. H. Birmingham:  Roberts & Son, 1914.

Soldiers of Progress and Industry. New York; Dodd, 1930.

HORNE, HOWARD (Pseudonym)


Payne, Pierra Stephen Robert



Businessman. Born– September 14, 1844, Heard County, Ga. Parents– William Henry and Eliza Ann (Bennett) Houghton. Education– Dover Academy, Columbus, Ga. Served as private, Glenville Guards of Barbour County, which became Company H, Fifteenth Alabama Regiment of the Confederate State Army; fought in the battles of Second Manassas, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Shenandoah Valley, Port Republic, Cedar Mountain, and others; wounded several times. After the war, engaged in mercantile trade in Union Springs and was one of the organizers of the Bullock County Bank and the Senate Bank of Montgomery; served as officer of both banks, then engaged in planting and real estate interests. Organized the Commercial and Industrial Association of Montgomery; President, Board of Revenue of Montgomery, four years; Chairman, Democratic Executive Committee of Bullock County.  Commander of Tennessee Division, United Confederate Veterans. The Houghton Library at Huntingdon College was donated by his heirs as a memorial to him. Died November 4, 1925.


Dictionary of Alabama Biography, p. 847.


From the Beginning Until Now; Essays. Montgomery, Ala.; Author, 1914?

With William Robert Houghton; Two Boys in the Civil War and After. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1912.



Attorney. Born– May 22, 1842, in Heard County, Ga. Parents– William Henry and Eliza Ann (Bennett) Houghton. Married– Anna M. Streety, December 21, 1875. Children– One. Education– From age fifteen, alternately taught school and attended an academy until 1860. Served in the Confederate Army, 1861-1865. Studied law, 1865-1866; admitted to the bar in Dale County, 1866; practiced law at Hayneville, 1866-1887, then moved to Birmingham. Died July 30, 1906.


Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography.


With Mitchell Bennett Houghton; Two Boys in the Civil War and After. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1912.


Reports of Cases at Law and in Equity Determine in the Supreme Court of Alabama, [1820-1838]. Atlanta; Constitution Job Office, 1891.



Linguist, writer, teacher. Born– 1940, Bessemer. Education– Birmingham-Southern; University of Iowa Writers Workshop, M.A., Ph.D. Served in the U.S. Air Force as a Russian linguist; taught at Breadloaf School of English and Breadloaf Writers Conferences, George Mason University, University of the Americas in Puebla, Mexico; Universidad Catalica in Lima, Peru, and at the University of Arizona. Published non-fiction articles in the New York Times, Mother Jones and Southern Exposure. Fulbright Lecturer in Peru.


Contemporary Literature in Birmingham.


Ararat. New York; Avon, 1982.

Bisbee ’17. New York; Pantheon Books, 1979.

Blood Tango. New York; Avon, 1984.

Cholo. New York; Avon, 1981.

A Drive With Ossie. Syracuse, N.Y.; Salt Mound Press, 1970.

The Fourth Codex. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1988.

The Line. New York; Ballantine, 1986.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. New York; Ballantine, 1986.

The Nation Thief. New York; Pantheon Books, 1984.

The 16th of September Game. New York; Ballantine, 1985.


Leon Felipe; the Last Troubadour. Tucson, Ariz.; Bluemon Press, 1979.



Teacher. Born– September 12, 1926, Gadsden. Parents– John Moses and Ethel (Gilchrist) Simmons. Married– Max James Howard, March 19, 1948. Children– One. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1948. Employed by the Research Dept. at the University of Alabama, 1948-1950; assisted Dr. James B. Sellers in writing the History of the University of Alabama.  Teacher, Fort Payne public schools, 1949-1962; trustee and editor of Landmarks of Dekalb County, associate editor, Landmarks News, 1972-. Received merit and distinguished service awards of the Alabama Historical Commission.


Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1980.


The Vagabond Dreamer. Huntsville, Ala.; Strode Publishers, 1976.


The Dekalb Legend. Fort Payne, Ala.; Landmarks of Dekalb County, 1972.

Landmarks; a Pictorial History of Dekalb County, Alabama. Fort Payne, Ala.; Landmarks of Dekalb County, 1971.

HOWARD, GENE L., 1940-


Businessman. Born– September 29, 1940, Rome, Ga. Parents– Gilbert and Mable (Burkhalter) Howard. Married– Sue Crow, October 1961. Children– Two. Education– University of Alabama, B.S., 1977; graduate school of the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, 1965-92.


Gene L. Howard, Wellington, Ala.


Death at Cross Plains. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1984.

History of the Rubber Workers in Gadsden, Alabama, 1933-1983.  Gadsden:  URW Local 12, 1983.

Patterson for Alabama:  The Life and Career of John Patterson.  University of Alabama Press, 2008.

Pleasant Gap: An Old Place and a New Experience.  Essence Publishing Company, 2004.