Re: Acton Family in Alabama books
If you are still in the area, go to the library and look up the book I referred to "Leeds...Her Story."It has great information, both old and new about many of our related families: Actons, Baileys, Overtons and DeShazos.I found it in the Leeds Library and also the one in the genealogy room at the main library in Birmingham.This library also has a service of filling out a card on family names you are researching and sharing that information with others and you can see who else is working on those families.They also had drawers of family loose papers, which can be hit or miss for your particular family, but sometimes great hits!Meanwhile, I also mailed off and bought Mrs. Axford's book: "The Acton Family: A Quest for History."Haven't had time to read much of it yet, but can tell it contains a wealth of information and she has a keen sense of humor! The information for how to order it is in another post on this page.Unfortunately, the only relatives I know personally still in the area are Overtons.My grandfather left Alabama in the 1920's to move to Tennessee, a hundred years after his Acton ancestor had moved to Alabama from Tennessee!Good hunting!