The distinguished Joiner family lived here in an imposing mansion, demolished in 1970.
James H. Joiner: Pioneer in Talladega's progress while publisher, 1844-73, of one of Alabama's most influential newspapers - The Democratic Watchtower. George A. Joiner (son): Confederate naval officer, publisher, politician, educator, business, religious and fraternal leader.
Jeanette Alabama Joiner (granddaughter): Educator.Manly R. Joiner (grandson): Mayor of Talladega - 1922-1926 and 1929-1935.
Sarah Enfield Joiner (granddaughter): Educator and author, Nationally known for her book, Graded Lessons in Speech, used throughout the US in schools for the deaf.