I am currently planning a trip to Alabama from Louisiana in the early part of next spring. (2004) There are three counties that I hope to get to - Monroe, Butler and Conecuh. I will be primarily looking for genealogy documentation on the Salters, along with a few others.
Because I need to be as cost efficient as possible, I was wondering if a resident could help (by-internet) cut to the chase. Meaning such as - if someone was looking here in my area I could point out to them - the pubic library has some genealogy family files behind the desk. You have to know they exist in order to even know to ask for them. I could tell a person if they are looking for records before 1843, they don't exist at our courthouse, etc
Anyway - was just looking to get a little direction from someone who has a clue. The Primary information I will be looking for is:
I have two different distant grandfathers, on my family tree, which contain the surname of Salter - who came from Alabama.
The first one is MOSES SALTER who is on the 1850 census in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.It is listed as follows:
HH - 511 - James Salter, age 51, born in GA Martha, age 45, born in GA M. S., age 25, born in AL W. J., age 21, born in AL Martha, age 20, born in AL Clark, age 18, born in AL A. M., age 14, born in AL Narcissa, age 10, born in LA Nancy, age 4, born in LA
The brother of Moses, William Jefferson Salter remained in Sabine Parish with him, as the rest of the family must have re-located after the census or died.There was an older sister Susan, who married a Bardin King, and moved to Texas.After ordering the civil war pension file of Moses, I discovered he was born in Butler County.Does anyone know who this family connects to?
The other grandfather is JOHN WARNER SALTER.I have even less information on him.It is my understanding that he married Nannie Booker in about 1879.They had children born in both Conecuh and Monroe Counties.Any suggestions on whom he may belong to?