Emlyn Harrison Marsteller (9 Apr. 1850-23 Jul. 1916)

E. H. Marsteller was the son of Dr. Cyrus Cooper Marsteller (1797-1871) of Prince William County, Virginia, and his wife, Elizabeth Harrison (1814-1899). He attended the University of Virginia in sessions 47-48 and 51 (1870-1872 & 1874-1875), where he studied medicine, physiology and surgery, anatomy, and chemistry. He also attended Georgetown University.

On 26 Nov. 1873, Dr. E. H. Marsteller married Marianne “Marie” Clark Mason (1844-1921)–a descendant of George Mason (IV) of Gunston Hall–in Alexandria, Virginia, and the couple had two children, James Mason Marsteller and Emlyn Harrison Marsteller, Jr.

Dr. Marsteller entered the U.S. Navy on Jan. 12, 1876. He served on the Nautical School ship St. Mary’s, and at the Battles of Manila Bay and Corregidor on the Raleigh. Dr. Marsteller received the Manila Bay Medal for this service. (J. Am. Med. Assoc.; Daily News Almanac; “Manila Bay Medal Recipients.”)  “He served a total of 15 years, 3 months at sea, and 13 years, 8 months on shore or other duty,” and retired on 15 Sep. 1908 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. (J. Am. Med. Assoc .; US Bureau of Naval Personnel, 1911)

Dr. Marsteller died in Washington, D.C., at his home. He was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Washington, D.C. (NY Medical Journal; J. Am. Med. Assoc.; Washington Post)

[Note: Dr. Marsteller’s birth date is from the U.Va. Matriculation Books; his death date is from the announcement in the New York Medical Journal and the Journal of the American Medical Association.—JLC]

References:

  • “Births, marriages, and deaths.” New York Medical Journal, 5 Aug., 1916, p. 288.
  • Chicago Daily News Almanac for 1896. Chicago, IL, 1896, p.120.
  • “Deaths.” Journal of the American Medical Association, v.67, no.6 (Aug. 5, 1916), p.450.
  • “Local News Stories.” Washington Post (Washington, D.C.), 25 July, 1916, p.12.
  • “Manila Bay Medal recipients, USS Raleigh.” http://www.history.navy.mil/medals/dewey/dewey3.htm [website] 23 July 1999.
  • Marsteller graves, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C. Findagrave.com.
  • Maxwell, Will J., comp. General register of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1916, p.263.
  • United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel. Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps to January 1, 1895. Washington, D.C., 1895, p. 111.
  • United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel. Register of the Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps to January 1, 1911. Washington, D.C., 1911, p.145.
  • “United States Census, 1860,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M41T-TVQ : accessed 03 Sep 2014), Emlyn H Marsteller in household of Cyrus C Marsteller, [Blank], Prince William, Virginia, United States; citing “1860 U.S. Federal Census – Population,” Fold3.com; p. 26, household ID 186, NARA microfilm publication M653; FHL microfilm 805373.
  • “United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFG7-X4M : accessed 03 Sep 2014), Emlyn Marsteller in household of Cyrus C Marsteller, Virginia, United States; citing p. 32, family 195, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000553172.
  • “United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWVQ-495 : accessed 03 Sep 2014), E H Marstella in household of John C Wise, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 305B, NARA microfilm publication T9.
  • “United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M31C-5Z9 : accessed 03 Sep 2014), Emlyn H Marsteller, League Island Navy Yard/U.S.R.S. Richmond, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet D, family , NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241480.
  • University of Virginia Matriculation Books, 1825-1904, Accession #RG-14/4/2.041, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
  • “Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRQ4-GYT : accessed 03 Sep 2014), E. H. Marsteller and Maria Mason, 26 Nov 1873; citing Alexandria, Fairfax, Virginia, reference 93-36; FHL microfilm 31329.
  • “Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X5BP-KWR : accessed 03 Sep 2014), Emelyn Marstella in entry for Emelyn H. Marstella Jr. and Elizabeth R. Selden, 09 Dec 1914; citing Richmond, Virginia, reference ; FHL microfilm 2048500.
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Fletcher Harris Archer (6 Feb. 1817-21 Aug. 1902)

Fletcher H. Archer was the son of Allen Archer (ca. 1783-1869), a miller of Petersburg, Virginia, and his wife, Prudence Whitworth (1783-1851). He studied law at the University of Virginia in session 17 (1840-1841). He set up his law practice in his home town of Petersburg.

Archer served in the 39th Virginia Militia Regiment, then in 1846, recruited men who were first called the Petersburg Mexican Volunteers, and later became Company E of the 1st Virginia Volunteer Regiment, and Archer served as their captain. The 1st Virginia Volunteers saw action in Mexico during from 1847-1848. (Calkins; United States Mexican War Pension Index)

Before 14 Aug. 1850, Archer married Eliza Ann Eppes Allen (ca. 1827-1851) and in 1850 the couple lived in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, near Petersburg. (1850 U.S. Census) The Archers had one daughter, named Eliza Ann C. Archer. Eliza Ann Archer died soon after her daughter was born. Archer married his second wife, a widow—Martha Georgianna (Morton) Barksdale (1827-1902)—on 31 Mar. 1863. (Calkins; U. S. Census)

In April 1861, Archer raised a company of men, designated Company K (the “Archer Rifles”), of the 12th Virginia Infantry Regiment. Over the next year, he served the Confederacy in several positions, then retired in May 1861 and returned to Petersburg.

In June 1864, as the Union army moved into the Richmond-Petersburg area, Archer was commissioned a major commanding the 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves (Archer’s Battalion).  This unit was comprised of young men between the ages of 16 and 18, and older men between the ages of 45 and 55. The unit was charged with the defense of Petersburg, and saw action on June 9, 1864 (First Battle of Petersburg or “the Battle of Old Men and Young Boys”), on June 15-18 (Second Battle of Petersburg), and during the nine-month siege of the city by Union forces, which ultimately succeeded when General Robert E. Lee abandoned the city in April 1865. (Archer; Calkins)

After the Civil War, Archer reestablished his law practice, and was active in the Conservative Party. He lost elections for the post of mayor twice, but was then elected to the Petersburg City Council, and in 1882, became mayor. He died at his home in Petersburg after some months of “feeble health,” and was buried in Blandford Cemetery in Petersburg. (Calkins; Bernard)

[Note: Archer’s birth date is from the University of Virginia Matriculation Books.—JLC]

Reference:

  • Ancestry.com. 1850-1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
  • Archer, Fletcher H. “The Defense of Petersburg on the 9th of June, 1864.” (An address delivered 6 June 1889), In War talks of Confederate veterans, edited by George S. Bernard. Petersburg, VA, 1892, p. 105-149.
  • Archer tombstones, Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA. Findagrave.com.
  • Calkins, Christopher M., “Fletcher H. Archer (1817-1902),” Encyclopedia Virginia, 15 Aug. 2013 http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Archer_Fletcher_H_1817-1902
  • “Fletcher H. Archer,” In War talks of Confederate veterans, edited by George S. Bernard. Petersburg, VA, 1892, p. xvi-xviii.
  • “United States Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926″, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8H4-HP3 : accessed 21 Jun 2014), Fletcher Harris Archer, 1887.
  • University of Virginia Matriculation Books, 1825-1904, Accession #RG-14/4/2.041, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
  • “Virginia, Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X519-1BF : accessed 21 Jun 2014), Allin Archer, 11 Feb 1869; citing Petersburg, Virginia, reference p 1; FHL microfilm 2048594.
  • “Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRW2-8LT : accessed 21 Jun 2014), Fletcher H. Archer and Martha G. R…Indale, 31 Mar 1863; citing Petersburg City, Virginia, reference 14; FHL microfilm 33441.
  • Wallace, Lee A., jr. and Conway, Martin R. A history of Petersburg National Battlefield. Washington, DC, 1983. <http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/pete/wallace.pdf&gt;
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Henry Anderson (24 July 1829-18 Nov. 1862)

Henry Anderson was from Salem, Virginia. I have not been able to find a definitive answer to the identities of his parents, but evidence found in the 1850, 1860, and 1880 U.S. Censuses suggests that his mother’s maiden name was Mary Snyder.

He graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class of 1852, then studied medicine at the University of Virginia in session 30 (1853-1854), where he studied Chemistry, Medicine, Physiology & Surgery, and Anatomy. After his graduation, he practiced in Philadelphia and in Baltimore.

On April 22, 1857, he married Anne Eliza Peterman, and they had two children: Jane R. and Henry Peterman Anderson. (Dickenson College)

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Anderson returned to Virginia to serve in the hospitals. In 1862, he was assigned to work at the Montgomery White Sulphur Springs Resort, which was designated a “Confederate general hospital and charged with caring for sick and wounded soldiers. By the end of the summer, the hospital was at capacity, with more than 400 patients. While there is no complete list of those who died in the hospital, the nearby cemetery is said to hold 265 graves.” (Special Collections, VPI)

Dr. Anderson died at Montgomery White Sulphur Springs in Montgomery County, Virginia, in 1862.

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Theodore Ellis Atkinson (23 Dec. 1851-19 Feb. 1939)

Theodore Ellis Atkinson was the son of John Pepper Atkinson (1804-1873) of Brunswick County, Virginia, and his second wife, Theodora Phelps Ellis (1820-1905) of Putnam County, Georgia. (Phelps) One of Theodore’s brothers was William Yates Atkinson, who served two terms as governor of Georgia, 1894-1898.

Theodore first attended Emory College, graduating in 1871, and attended the University of Virginia in session 48 (1871-1872). He was first employed as a teacher and principal of a high school, then went into business. In the Emory College alumni register of 1910, Atkinson is listed as a merchant whose business—Atkinson Bros.—was located in Newnan, Georgia. (Connally)

Theodore married Mary Lou Cook (1863-1953) in 1879. They had ten children: Louise, Roswell, Theodora, Margarett, Mary, Harold, Mallory, Frank, Ellis (d. young), and Virginia Atkinson (d. young). All the children had the middle name “Cook.” Theodore and Mary Lou Atkinson are buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, in Newnan, Georgia.

References:

  • Ancestry.com. 1860-1940 United States Federal Census [database online]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc.
  • Atkinson tombstones, Oak Hill Cemetery, Newnan, Georgia & Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Georgia. Findagrave.com.
  • Connally, Thomas W., comp. Occupation and address register of the graduates of Emory College, Oxford, Georgia. Atlanta, GA, 1910, p.73.
  • Phelps, Oliver Seymour. The Phelps family of America, and their English ancestors. Pittsfield, MA, 1899, v. 1, p. 824-825.
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Joseph Young Allison (16 July 1846-1 Dec. 1912)

Joseph Young Allison was born in Concord, N.C., the second of the nine children of Robert Washington Allison (1809-1898), a farmer and merchant, and his wife, Sara Ann Phifer Allison (1816-1889). Joseph joined the Confederate Army in 1864 and served in Moseley’s Company (the Sampson Artillery), in the 13th Battalion, North Carolina Light Artillery in 1864-1865.

After the Civil War, he studied liberal arts at Davidson College in Davidson N. C. (1865-1866) and, after graduating, attended the University of Virginia in session 43-44 (1866-1868), where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in Charlotte, N. C., and practiced law for three years. He decided he did not like the law, and enrolled in Columbia Theological Seminary in Columbia S. C. He was licensed to preach in 1875 and was ordained at Red River, Louisiana, in 1876.

Rev. Joseph Y. Allison was married to Cave Devant (1846-1934) of South Carolina in 1876. The couple had one daughter, Margaret.

Rev. Allison was a delegate to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian church at Knoxville TN in 1879. He received a D. D. from The Presbyterian College of SC in 1892. He served as the pastor at the church in Monroe, LA from 1876-1881, in Tallahassee, FL from 1882-84, in Baton Rouge LA from 1882-87. His last parish was in Lake Charles, LA, where he was active in Confederate Veterans organizations in Louisiana and Texas.

After an illness of several months, the Reverend Doctor Allison died in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, LA, in 1912. He was survived by his wife, Cave, and their daughter. The three of them are buried at Orange Grove Cemetery in Lake Charles.

References:

  • Allison tombstones, Orange Grove Cemetery, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Findagrave.com.
  • “Dr. J. Y. Allison dies.” The Lafayette Advertiser (Lafayette, LA), 6 Dec. 1912, p.5. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86079068/1912-12-06/ed-1/seq-5/>
  • “Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F3M5-DV4 : accessed 23 May 2014), Joseph Young Allison, 01 Dec 1912; citing Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana, certificate number 1224, State Archives, Baton Rouge; FHL microfilm 2363181.
  • Morrison, Leonard Allison. The history of the Alison or Allison family in Europe and America, A.D. 1135 to1893. Boston, 1893, p. 147-149.
  • “North Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XKDB-GHJ : accessed 23 May 2014), Joseph Y Allison, 1864; citing “Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of North Carolina,” Fold3.com; military unit Thirteenth Battalion, Light Artillery AND Capt. Moseley’s Co. (Sampson Artillery), NARA microfilm publication M270, roll 89.
  • Phifer, Charles Henry. Genealogy and history of the Phifer Family. Forgotten Books, 2013 (original 1910), p. 41-42.
  • “United States Census, 1850-1930,” index and images, FamilySearch.
  • “United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F9J3-B2X : accessed 23 May 2014), Joseph Y. Allison, 1861-1865; citing military unit Moseley’s Company, North Carolina Artillery (Samps, Confederate Soldier, NARA microfilm publication M230, roll 1 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d); FHL microfilm 821768.
  • Withers, W. A. The semi-centennial catalogue of Davidson College, Davidson, NC, 1837-1887. Raleigh, NC, 1887, p. 24.
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