- Baylis Grace was re-elected as circuit clerk at Elyton.
- Bolling Hall was made an inspector general of the Alabama State Militia.
- November 21: Clement Comer Clay succeeded John Gayle as governor.
- Thomas D. Armstrong ended his tenure as pastor of Ruhama Baptist Church.
- Hosea Holcombe was tapped by the Alabama Baptist State Convention to write a history of the Baptist church in Alabama.
- As a boy, John Terry and his family relocated their farm to Alabama, settling near Pickensville in Pickens County.
- William Walker Sr began working a plantation owned by George Green.
- March 21: George Edwards, "Father of Brighton"
- June 6: A. C. Oxford, photographer
- July 22: Edmund Rucker, Confederate officer and businessman
- William Ward, Confederate officer and attorney
- January: Edward Tatum, Revolutionary War veteran
- David Lindsay, Revolutionary War veteran and pioneer
In 1835, the United States public debt contracted to $0 for the only time in history. An assassination was attempted against President Andrew Jackson, the first assassination attempt against a President. Ferdinand became Emperor of Austria. Charles Darwin arrived at the Galapagos Islands aboard the HMS Beagle. Halley's Comet visited the inner solar system. The Cosigüina volcano in Nicaragua erupted. Hans Christian Andersen published his first book of fairy tales. The Second Seminole War began.
Notable births in 1835 included composer Eduard Strauss, Pope Pius X, inventor Elisha Gray, composer Camille Saint-Saëns, chemist Adolf von Baeyer, businesswoman Hetty Green, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, writer Mark Twain, and novelist Samuel Butler. Notable deaths included Emperor Francis I of Austria, linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt, industrialist Samuel Slater, architect John Nash, Chief Justice John Marshall, and composer Vincenzo Bellini.
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