Ancestry.com. Alabama Revolutionary War Soldiers [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.Original data: Alabama Department of Archives and History. Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama. Montgomery, AL, USA: The Brown Printing Co., 1911.
Home to less than 1200 persons before 1800, Alabama became involved in the American Revolution when Spain declared war on Britain in 1779. This database is a collection of records of men who served from Alabama during the war. Each record provides the soldier's name, age, residence, and biographical sketch. The records were taken from a variety of sources, including newspaper obituaries, the Revolutionary Pension Roll of 1833-34, the Census of Pensioners of 1840, tombstone inscriptions, published family histories, and the manuscript Pension Book kept officially by the State Branch Bank at Mobile. It was originally compiled by the Alabama State Archives, and published in 1911. For those seeking ancestors from early Alabama, this can be a source of valuable and detailed information.