- September 4: John Moore purchased the property which now contains Moore Cemetery.
- The Branchville Post Office was established.
- Thomas Toomey became Shelby County Sheriff.
- Bolling Hall was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in Montgomery.
- February 14: Goldsmith Hewitt II, US Representative
- March 12: Hilary Herbert, Secretary of the Navy
- April 12: Chambers McAdory, merchant and legislator
- Carpenter T. L. Hudgins married his first wife, Ann.
In 1834, the Spanish Inquisition, long in decline, was officially abolished by royal decree. The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 went into effect, beginning the process of abolishing slavery in the British Empire. The Palace of Westminster was destroyed by fire. Athens became the capital of the newly independent Greek state.
Notable births in 1834 included chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, inventor Gottlieb Daimler, writer William Morris, sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, preacher Charles Spurgeon, painter James McNeill Whistler, painter Edgar Degas, mathematician John Venn, and astronomer and aeronautics pioneer Samuel Pierpont Langley. Notable deaths included farmer John Macarthur, Revolutionary War general Lafayette, writer Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Emperor Pedro I of Brazil, economist Thomas Robert Malthus, and essayist Charles Lamb.
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