Chief George Colbert owned a ferry across the Tennessee River, connecting Colbert and Lauderdale Counties. Colbert owned many African-American slaves. One such slave was named Lem Colbert, who operated Colbert's ferry at Waterloo, Alabama.
Ashley Pentecost, University of North Alabama
William McDonald, A Walk Through the Past. University of North Alabama archives.
Alabama cultural resource survey
Late eighteenth-early nineteenth century