Alabama Secretaries of State

Albert Stanhope Elmore


Secretary of State: 1865


Elmore, Albert Stanhope, planter, was born June 12,1827, and died June 11, 1909, in Elmore County; son of Gen. John Archer and Ann (Martin) Elmore. Major Elmore was educated in the institutions of Alabama and served through the Mexican War with the Fifth Louisiana infantry regiment. In 1847, he was elected major of the State militia; assistant clerk of the house of representatives, 1853-54; private secretary to Gov. John A. Winston, 1855; again clerk of the house through each annual session of the legislature from 1855 to 1864. In 1865 he was appointed Secretatry of State under Gov. Lewis E. Parsons; elected to that office1866; appointed by Pres. Andrew Johnson, collector of the port of Mobile, 1867. He removed later to his plantation, "Huntingdon," Elmore County, where he resided until his death. Married: in 1853, at Montgomery, to Mary Jane, daughter of Col. William Henry and Mary E. (Hails) Taylor. Children: 1. William Trezevant, physician, m. Elizabeth Tinker of Wisconsin, no children; 2. Annie Bozier, deceased; 3. infant, deceased; 4. Josiah Morris, deceased; 5. Benjamin Fitzpatrick; 6. Mary, m. David B. Anderson, of Sumter, S.C., residing in Memphis, Tenn., one child, deceased; 7. Marshall, m. Judge Henry Chamberlain of Mobile who died March 1920, two children, Josephine, m.(1) Frank Lochran of Atlanta, and (2) Stanhope. Last residence: Elomore.

Owen, Thomas McAdory, History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Spartanburg: The Reprint Company Publishers, 1978 (1921), III, 540.