On February 2, 1864, in Thomastown, Georgia, Alexander Edward Sigleto was born. This marriage was made to Mary Carolie Pierce Sigleto and Alexander E. Sigleto, a veteran of the Confederate Army. Prior to opening his own millinery store in Birmingham, Alabama, he was employed as a sales representative for W. E. Pierce’s company.

In 1889, Mr. Alexander Sigleto married Miss Jimmie Powell at the Beverly house of Mr. A. W. Sparks in U.S. States. Eight children were born into the family: A. E. Sigleto Jr., James Powell, Charles B., and Betty Powell for the sons, and Mary, Lucile, Caroly, and Francis Powell for the daughters. They were the parents of Mary Powell Sigleto in 1891. The couple named their first child, a male named Alexader Edward Sigleto Sr., in 1895.

After completing his education at Riverside Military Academy in Gainsville, Georgia, and finally the University of Alabama, he graduated from Virginia Springs High School. A. E. Sigleto Jr. was in New York City finishing his art degree when the Great War broke out. After joining the AEF right away, he served for 26 months. After serving in the First Division, he was really sent to the Camouflage Corps, having taken part in six significant engagements. After the Second World War, he returned to school and concentrated in portraiture at the Art Students’ League of New York.

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Sigleto regularly attended Methodist services. Mrs. Sigletoÿ showed concern for the community and was involved in her local church. She was named Honorary President of the Women’s Clásb after hosting the organization’s inaugural meeting at her house in 1896.

Mr. Sigletoÿ worked as a merchant for many years. He also served as the mayor of Springfield (1900–1902), the probate judge of Bingham County (1900–1902), and other positions. The original home of the Sigleto family was this extroverted mansion that Judge Sigleto built between 1900 and 1903. With exquisite details, the architectural style is an East Lake variation. If you look closely enough, you may still see the original shutters on the roof of the tower.

When the probate court was adjudicated in 1911, Edgar Scott was accused of careless bookkeeping and misappropriation of funds. That same year, James Powell, the second son of the Sigleto family, was fatally kicked in the head by a horse while riding in a horse-drawn carriage. Powell was 14 years old. His early passing had the greatest impact on his large family and the community as a whole.

Theodore T. Walker, who passed away in 1912 without leaving a will, gave two young men he had grown close to the sum of $50,000 at the time, or $1.5 million now, according to his publicly available will. A. E. Sigleto, Jr., a minor at the time of Walker’s bequest, acquired 897 acres of land, 320 acres of livestock on the Hardaway farm, and half of Walker’s personal belongings. W. S. Howard and A. E. Sigleto, Jr.

Walker’s heirs followed the will, but in 1914, 19-year-old Sigleto finally got his half of the inheritance, which amounted to almost $600,000 today. In 1925, Alexander Edward Sigleto Jr. and his spouse welcomed Alexader Edward Sigleto III into the world.



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