Lauderdale County was created by the Alabama Territorial legislature on Feb. 6, 1818. Lauderdale County is located in the northwestern corner of the state. It is bounded on the north by Hardin, Wayne, and Lawrence Counties in Tennessee, and on the west by the State of Mississippi. The Tennessee River forms the southern boundary between Lauderdale County and Colbert and Lawrence Counties.
Records show a Matthew English reported in the Alabama Tax List in 1811 in Indian Lands.
Some descendents of this family migrated to Tennessee (Hardin, McNairy); Arkansas (Conway, Faulkner, Independence, Pope, Van Buren ); Mississippi (Prentiss, Tishomingo); Oklahoma (Harmon, Hughes); Texas (Fannin, Somervell, Scurry, Taylor, Wood/Rains).