Alabama Constitutional Officers

William Barnett Allgood

photo of Ala. Auditor William Barnett Allgood


State Auditor: 1923-1927
State Treasurer: 1927-1931


William Barnett Allgood was born April 5, 1868, at Allgood, in Blount County, and was the son of Dr. Wm. Barnett and Mary Matilda (Ingram) Allgood, both of Chepultepec, in that county. He was the grandson of DeForest and Temperence (Clayton) Allgood of Murphree's Valley, and of Council Bruton and Sara (Bostwick) Ingram, originally of Chepultepec, Ala., and later Pulaski, Tenn. DeForest Allgood, a native of Pickens District, S.C., moved to Blount County, Ala., in 1836 and died in 1900. He was a Primitive Baptist minister for more that 60 years.


Mr. Algood was educated in the public schools of Chepultepec and at Enterprise Academy. He taught school one year at Enterprise and one year at Arkadelphia. He was engaged in dairying and truck farming 1901-1906; Chief Clerk, L. & N. Railroad in Birmingham, 1907-1912; Fire Inspector for city of Birmingham, 1913-1914; Chief Clerk, Auditor's Office, 1915-1919; Chief Clerk, Department of Agriculture and Industries, 1919-1922; State Auditor, 1923-1927; State Treasurer, 1927.


He was a Democrat, a Methodist, and a Knight of Pythias. He married Arminta F., the daughter of Capt. W. T. and Mary E. (Hyett) Hood at Murphree's Valley on July 28, 1901.


William Barnett Allgood died on July 18, 1933.


Alabama Department of Archives and History, Official and Statistical Register, 1927, 57.
ADAH Surname Clippings File.