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(April 2010) Enlarge Catesby ap R. Jones: Catesby ap Roger Jones (April 15, 1820 - June 21, 1877) was an officer in the U.S. Navy who became a commander in the Confederate Navy during the American Civil War. The "ap" in his name is a Welsh patronymic meaning 'son of' so his name translates to 'Catesby son of Robert Jones'. Gravesite reads "In Memory of Catesby AP R. Jones. Captain C.S.N. Born Clark Co. Virginia., April 15, 1831. Died - Selma, Al., June 20, 1877."



(April 2010) Enlarge Sen. John Tyler Morgan: Morgan was first, foremost and always a Southerner, often braving storms of protests from fellow Democrats to support measures that he felt to be in the best interest of Alabama and the rest of the South. Morgan is known as "the father of the Panama Canal", a measure he strongly supported. By 1860, Morgan was a leading political figure who represented Dallas County at the state succession convention following the presidential election of Abraham Lincoln. Morgan voted in favor of secession and was soon commissioned to the Alabama Infantry as a major. He later recruited the 800-man 51st Alabama Calvary where he became general. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1876 and served for 30 years. His gravesite and family plot are located next to Vice President King's crypt

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(April 2010) Enlarge John McGee Parkman: The legendary "ruined banker" who still resides at Sturdivant Hall (his home in Selma). Legend has it that while serving time in the federal prison at Cahawba for poor investment of bank funds, Parkman attempted a daring escape with the aid of his friends. Legend has it that Mr. Parkman was either shot to death or drowned after diving into the Alabama river. Grave marker reads: "In Memory of John M. Parkman. Born January 12, 1838. Died May 23, 1867."


(April 2010) Enlarge Conf. General Edmund Winston Pettus: In 1858 Judge Pettus moved to Dallas County where he became a member of the law firm Pettus, Pegues, and Dawson. In 1861, he joined the Confederate Army at Cahawba. He was elected to the Senate in 1896. The bridge named in his honor, 'Edmund Pettus Bridge', opened in 1940 and was the sight of the infamous Voting Rights March in the 1960's and a center point in Civil Rights history

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