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Billy G. Page Papers (MC 244)

Biographical Note

Billy G. Page is a researcher and amateur historian residing in Phenix City, Alabama. He received an B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama in 1961. He has spent many years researching and collecting information on early settlement and church history in Russell County and Lee County in Alabama. Mr. Page's collection adds value to Rev. F.L. Cherry's book The History of Opelika and Her Agricultural Tributary Territory (1883-1885), which was republished by the Genealogical Society of East Alabama in 1996, and upon which he drew heavily for his research.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of photocopies of documents (maps, photographs, land deeds, etc.) from the earliest days of the Baptist and Methodist churches in east Alabama including minutes from the Tuskegee Baptist Association and similar organizations. It also includes Page's handwritten and typed research notes and indexes to deed books in Russell County and Cherry's The History of Opelika. Also included are pages from the Alabama Historical Quarterly dealing with the area and its early churches. Of note is Mr. Page's interest in early grist mills and saw mills in the area.

ca 1830-1900 4 boxes (2 linear feet)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Billy G. Page Papers (MC 244) must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University . Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required: Billy G. Page Papers (MC 244) Columbus State University Archives Columbus, Georgia

Provenance

This collection was given to the CSU Archives at various times by Billy G. Page between 2006 and 2016, andincludes the previously separate collections:

Philadelphia Baptist Church of Smith Station, Alabama (SMC 67)Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Smith Station, Alabama (SMC 68)Baptist Church of Crawford, Alabama (SMC 69)Concord Baptist Church of Bleeker, Alabama (SMC 70)Crawford, Russell County, Alabama Collection (MC 243)Old Churches of Russell County, Alabama (MC 244)Billy G. Page Collection (MC 349)

Note to Researchers

See Also

Bethel Baptist Church of Columbus, Georgia (MC 275)

Bethel Primitive Baptist Church of Phenix City Records (MC 206)

Eagle & Phenix / W. C. Bradley Collection (MC 13)

First Baptist Church Records (MC 355)

First Presbyterian Church Records (MC 171)

Mount Sinai Baptist Church Collection (SMC 113)

T. J. Peddy Collection (MC 36)

Warranty Deeds of Lot 19 in Russell Co., AL 1879, 1893, 1900 (SMC 90)

Winn, Billy Papers (MC 297)

Box and Folder List

Box 1 - Churches

  • Folder 1: Alabama Baptist Churches, General File
  • Folder 2: "Alabama Church Records," printed from Alabama Department of Archives and History, 2004
  • Folder 3: Brownville Baptist Association, Alabama
  • Folder 4: Columbus Baptist Association, Georgia
  • Folder 5: Eufaula Missionary Baptist Association, Alabama
  • Folder 6: Eufaula Sunday School Convention, Alabama
  • Folder 7: Freewill Baptists, Alabama
  • Folder 8: Harris Baptist Association, Alabama, 1886-1900
  • Folder 9: "History of East Liberty Baptist Association, Chambers County, Alabama, 1836-1961" (excerpt), by Rev. Basil B. McGinty
  • Folder 10: Liberty Baptist Association, Chambers County, Alabama, 1836-1841
  • Folder 11: Liberty Baptist Association, Chambers County, Alabama, 1842-1844
  • Folder 12: Liberty Baptist Association, Chambers County, Alabama, 1845-1846
  • Folder 13: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1846-1847
  • Folder 14: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1848
  • Folder 15: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1849
  • Folder 16: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1850
  • Folder 17: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1851
  • Folder 18: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1852
  • Folder 19: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1853
  • Folder 20: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1854
  • Folder 21: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1855
  • Folder 22: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1856
  • Folder 23: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1858
  • Folder 24: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1860
  • Folder 25: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1861-1862
  • Folder 26: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1867
  • Folder 27: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1868
  • Folder 28: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1870-1871
  • Folder 29: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1873-1874
  • Folder 30: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1875
  • Folder 31: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1876
  • Folder 32: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1877-1878
  • Folder 33: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1879
  • Folder 34: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1880
  • Folder 35: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1881
  • Folder 36: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1882
  • Folder 37: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1883
  • Folder 38: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1884-1886
  • Folder 39: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1887-1889
  • Folder 40: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1890
  • Folder 41: Tuskegee Baptist Association, 1891 - 1900
  • Folder 42: Alabama Historical Quarterly pages related to churches and ministers
  • Folder 43: "Camp Meetings 'Spirited'" article from Ledger-Enquirer, no date
  • Folder 44: "History of Bethany Baptist Church, Pine Mountain, Georgia, 1828-1978," by Lillian Champion
  • Folder 45: Claybank Church (with photo), Dale County, Alabama
  • Folder 46: Concord Baptist Church, Bleeker, Alabama
  • Folder 47: Crawford Baptist Church, Russell County, Alabama
  • Folder 48: Crawford United Methodist Church, Russell County, Alabama
  • Folder 49: Crocketville Baptist Church, Alabama
  • Folder 50: Elizabeth Baptist Church, Russell County, Alabama
  • Folder 51: Girard Baptist Church, Russell County, Alabama
  • Folder 52: "A History of the First Baptist Church of Opelika, Alabama," (1954)
  • Folder 53: Hepzibah Baptist Church, Alabama
  • Folder 54: Hopeful Primitive Baptist Church, Alabama
  • Folder 55: Hopewell United Methodist Church, Russell County, Alabama
  • Folder 56: Mt. Zion Methodist United Methodist Church, Lee County, Alabama
  • Folder 57: Morris Chapel United Methodist Church, Alabama
  • Folder 58: Opelika Baptist Church, Lemuel P. Grant Land Deed (1861; copy)
  • Folder 59: Philadelphia Baptist Church, Smiths Station, Alabama
  • Folder 60: Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Alabama
  • Folder 61: Uchee Fork Baptist Church, Alabama
  • Folder 62: Uchee Grove Church, Russell County, Alabama
  • Folder 63: Union Methodist Church, Tuskegee, Alabama
  • Folder 64: Union Grove Methodist Church, Smiths, Alabama
  • Folder 65: Union Primitive Baptist Church, Opelika, Alabama
  • Folder 66: "West Side Baptist Church, Phenix City, Alabama: A Short History, 1885-1968," by Harold S. Coulter

Box 2 - Geographical, Biographical, General, Personal, and Indexes

  • Folder 1x: Auburn, Alabama
  • Folder 2: Camp Watts, Alabama
  • Folder 3: Camp Watts Association Document, 1862-1864 (1991), Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin
  • Folder 4: Chattahoochee River
  • Folder 5: Crawford, Alabama
  • Folder 6: Crawford, Alabama No.2
  • Folder 7: "Fort Henderson, Alabama," by J. Newell Floyd
  • Folder 8: Hopewell, Alabama
  • Folder 9: Lee County, Alabama
  • Folder 10: "Lee County: How it All Began," H. Ray Black and David M. Hall, 1976
  • Folder 11: Madison, County, Census, Mississippi Territory (Alabama), 1809
  • Folder 12: "Origin of Opelika: What's in a Name?" J. Newell Floyd, 2004
  • Folder 13: Phenix City / Girard, Alabama
  • Folder 14: "A Genealogical Synopsis of Russell County, Alabama, circa 1850," by Wheelus (1979)
  • Folder 15: Russell County, Alabama
  • Folder 16: Russell County, Alabama Estate Cases, 1826-1915
  • Folder 17: Russell County, Alabama, Maps
  • Folder 18: Salem, Russell / Lee County, Alabama
  • Folder 19: Shingletown / Evans Cemetery, Alabama
  • Folder 20: Smiths Station, Alabama, Land Records
  • Folder 21: Smiths Station, Alabama, Postmasters
  • Folder 22: Smiths Station, Alabama, School Property
  • Folder 23: Smiths Station, Alabama, School Property Maps
  • Folder 24: "Winston County: Alabama's Civil War Anomaly," Opelika-Auburn News, 2011
  • Folder 25: Maps
  • Folder 26: J. Newell Floyd Map Collection
  • Folder 27: Calloway, Rev. Francis (1792-1864)
  • Folder 28: McLain, Dr. Andrew D. (1875-1956) - "He was my 1st doctor as a child."
  • Folder 29: Peddy, Thomas Joseph (1910-1990)
  • Folder 30: Philips, Maj. James (1796-1863) & Lovick Winn Philips (1838-1920)
  • Folder 31: Revel, Jesse Lacy (1815-1892)
  • Folder 32: Segrest, Rev. Samuel and Family
  • Folder 33: Watt, Rev. James M. (1817-1866)
  • Folder 34: Russell County Preachers, 1832-1900, Alabama
  • Folder 35: Cherry, Rev. F.L - Cherry's notes (copies)
  • Folder 36: Creek Indians
  • Folder 37: Treaty with the Creeks, 1832 (typescript)
  • Folder 38: "Department of the Interior: A Mere Aggregation of Bureaus," Dr. Knetsch, 2010
  • Folder 39: Grist Mills
  • Folder 40: Mortgage for Store in Russell County, Alabama
  • Folder 41: Photos
  • Folder 42: Post Offices in Alabama and Georgia (1859)
  • Folder 43: Rain, Storms (1902)
  • Folder 44: Road and Revenue Commission
  • Folder 45: New Sears Grand Opening (Columbus Square), Columbus, Georgia, 1966
  • Folder 46: Stills & Liquor
  • Folder 47: Train / "The old depot and the City of Miami Streamliner," 29 April 1999, Phenix City, Alabama
  • Folder 48: Tuckabatchie Masonic Lodge, Russell County, Alabama
  • Folder 49: WWI Registration Cards, last name Daniel or Daniels
  • Folder 50: WWI Registration Cards, last name Kimble, Kimball, or Kimbrough
  • Folder 51: WWI Registration Cards, last name Rowe
  • Folder 52: Personal - Billy Page Personal File
  • Folder 53: Personal - Boy Scouts Application for Charter, Smiths Station, Alabama, 1947
  • Folder 54: Personal - Correspondence
  • Folder 55: "African American Baptist Annual Reports, 1865-1990s" (Guide to Microfilm...)
  • Folder 56: Index, Bible and Family Records in Tap Roots
  • Folder 57: Index, Cemeteries in Tap Roots
  • Folder 58: Index, Cemeteries in Lee County, Alabama
  • Folder 59: Phenix City, Russell County, Alabama, Churches and Synagogues
  • Folder 60: Index, Churches, in Cherry, History of Opelika...
  • Folder 61: Index, Preachers, in Cherry, History of Opelika...
  • Folder 62: Indexes to Deed Books in Lee County, Alabama
  • Folder 63: Index, Courthouse Records of Original Landowners in Present Lee County, Alabama
  • Folder 64: Muscogee County, GA, Birth Index (1890-1950), compiled by Mr. Olds
  • Folder 65:Index, Primitive Baptists, Alabama
  • Folder 66: Personal Notes, Russell County Deed Books A-Z (1832-1880), Alabama
  • Folder 67: Index to Deed Book A-58 (1832-1900), Russell County, Alabama
  • Folder 68: Indexes to Deed Book in Russell County, Alabama
  • Folder 69: Russell County Estate Cases, Marriages, Adoptions, Insane, Alabama
  • Folder 70: Index, Marriage Records (1835-1880), Tallapoosa County, Alabama
  • Folder 71: Index to Vital Records, Alabama Center for Health Statistics
  • Folder 72: The Georgia Genealogist, Table of Contents for Issues 1 through 52
  • Folder 73: Index, unknown (spiral-bound)
  • Folder 74: Indexes, Miscellaneous
  • Folder 75: Miscellaneous Notes

Box 3

  • Folder x: Deed, Eagle & Phenix Mills to Wacoochee Academy, Alabama
  • Folder x: Deeds regarding Masonic Lodges
  • Folder x: Deeds regarding mills
  • Folder x: Miscellaneous Land Deeds
  • Folder x: "Russell Remembrances" by Charles Tigner (The Phenix Citizen)
    • Aurelius Augustus Evans, 13 January 1983
    • Live Broadcast, 2 October 1980
    • Incorporation Date Misleading, 16 February 1983
    • The Jubilee, no dateIndian Troubles 1836, 24 June 1892
    • 15th Alabama Infantry, 26 February 1981
    • Isaac Smith, 15 October 1981
    • [Glenn Family], 3 June 1982
    • [Dr. B.F. Riley], no date
    • The Old Oswichee Neighborhood is Quite Pleasantly Pictured, no date
    • Patrick MacKay, 27 May 1982
    • Folder x: "Good Old Days" by Harold S. Coulter
    • Harold S. Coulter [1914-1977], Historian and Author (Obituary), no date
    • A Cemetery Ain't a Bad Place, no date
    • Childhood Memories, 16 January 1969
    • Childhood Memories of Camp Meetin's, 1 June 1972
    • Col. Mears and the Natchez Trace, 18 May 1972
    • The Natchez Trace - Part Two, 25 May 1972
    • Dudley Family (by Monroe A. Bush, March 1937), 9 March 1972
    • Early Russell Countians, 10 February 1977
    • Early Settlers at Crawford (reprinted from F.L Cherry), 10 July 1975
    • "Eneas Africanus," 8 June 1972Homer D. Cobb, 18 June 1970
    • The Journey of Life by Peggy Dow, 20 April 1972
    • The Journey of Life by Peggy Dow - Part Two, 27 April 1972
    • Rev. Lorenzo Dow - Two Stories - Two Wives, 6 April 1972
    • So You Do Believe in Ghosts? - Part Two, 13 January 1972
    • Some Russell County Pioneers, 30 December 1971
    • "They Called It Tornillo," 11 May 1972
    • Walter W. Perkins, no date
    • Weaver-Blackman Family Re-Union, 16 March 1972
    • What's in a Name?, no date
    • Women of the Confederacy, 4 May 1972
  • Folder x: Article about Phyllis East, Ledger-Enquirer, 29 December 1999
  • Folder x: "Rural Images of a Bygone Era in the Chattahoochee Valley," compiled by Billy G. Page

Box 4

Unprocessed

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