Alabama joined the union as the 22nd state on 14 December 1819. Prior to that time it had been the Alabama Territory (from 15 August 1817) and before that the Mississippi Territory (from 7 April 1798).
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The 1840 U.S. Census asked for the names and ages of Revolutionary War or Military pensioners – this included veterans and widows.U.S. Census Bureau
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