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The Friedman & Loveman Affidavits
Volume I
Tuscaloosa, Walker and Fayette Counties, Alabama

138 pages, 8 1/2" x 11" softcover book

Transcribed and Indexed by
Amelia E. Willcutt

How many times have you wished you could listen to stories told by your ancestors, but cannot, because they passed away many years ago? The Friedman & Loveman Affidavits —Volume I— Tuscaloosa, Walker and Fayette Counties contains descriptions of people and events in Alabama, as told by men and women who were born as early as 1845.  

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Introduction to The Friedman & Loveman Affidavits--Volume I

Excerpt from affidavit of Joel M. Utley

Search Index of The Friedman & Loveman Affidavits--Volume I

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Introduction to The Friedman & Loveman Affidavits
Volume I
Tuscaloosa, Walker and Fayette Counties, Alabama

©1998 Amelia E. Willcutt (awillcut@mindspring.com)

In From Peddler to Philanthropist—The Friedman Story, Helen Friedman Blackshear wrote about Sam Friedman: "As land manager of the Friedman & Loveman lands, Sam’s crowning achievement came in the 1920’s when he made the biggest land sale ever made in Alabama up to that time. Over a period of nearly a year, he put together a lease block of approximately half a million acres".

On 12 May, 1926, many affidavits relating to the Friedman & Loveman lands were recorded in Tuscaloosa County Deed Book 146. The majority of the land described is located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. However, the affidavits also mention property in southern Walker County, Alabama and southern Fayette County, Alabama. The affidavits contain information about the original owners of the land, as well as various tenants of Friedman & Loveman. The deed book index lists the names of the affiants, but none of the names mentioned within the affidavits are indexed.

This book contains a transcription of the affidavits recorded in Tuscaloosa County Deed Book 146, pages 148-258. In transcribing these records, I have attempted to be as accurate as possible, and have duplicated what appear to be typographical or spelling errors from the original text. The pages numbers from Deed Book 146 are noted within the text of this book. Also, every name mentioned in the text is included in the index of this book.

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