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Shelby County Museum & Archives Special Collections
The Albert Baker Datcher, Jr. Collection
Named in honor of Albert Baker Datcher, Jr., a long-time board member of the Shelby County Historical Society, Inc. and well-known historian of black history in Shelby County, Alabama.
A descendant of enslaved individuals in Shelby County, Mr. Datcher has worked tirelessly to bring to light the story of his people, and all those that were impacted by slavery .
The Albert Baker Datcher, Jr. Collection is an index of enslaved individuals living in Shelby County, Alabama from 1818, It is a detailed collection that references over 3,500 slaves.
For ease of use, the collection has been organized in four separate indexes: 1) Will Book Records, 2) Probate Estate Records, 3) Loose Court Records, and 4) Deed Book Records.
Lucy Wallace Baker
Great-grandmother of Albert Baker Datcher, Jr.
Meet Albert Baker Datcher, Jr.
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