Thomas Cary Anderson (28 Aug. 1832-4 Jun.1882)

Thomas Cary Anderson was the son of Benjamin Bapham Anderson (d. 1839) and his wife, Mary Burdette Nelson (1807-1878), a great-granddaughter of Thomas Nelson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of Virginia during the American Revolution. The family lived at “Loch Lomond” in Goochland County, Virginia. Thomas Cary Anderson attended the University of Virginia in sessions 27-28 (1850-1852).

Anderson married Francis Elizabeth “Bettie” Otey (1841-1917) in Shelby, Tennessee on 19 Jul. 1858. Their children were Walter Otey, Thomas Cary Jr., Rosalie, Eleanor, and Virginia Anderson. Their daughters were born in Georgia, Arkansas, and Tennessee, which indicates the family moved around. In the 1860 U.S. Census, T. Cary Anderson is a lawyer in Phillips County, Arkansas.

In May 1861, T. Cary Anderson enlisted as a private in Capt. George F. Harrison’s Cavalry Co. (the Goochland Light Dragoons) of the Virginia Light Dragoons, later Company F of the 4th Virginia Cavalry, CSA. On May 10, 1865, he appears to have been a prisoner of war who was pardoned.

In the 1870 U.S. Census, T. Cary Anderson is listed as a teacher in Memphis, Tenn., and also served as first principal of the Memphis high school. In the 1880 U.S. Census, his occupation is teacher, and he is living in Holly Springs, Mississippi. In 1882, he died in Grand Junction, Tennessee of paralysis. (Milan Exchange, 10 Jun. 1882) His wife, Bettie, died in 1917, and was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. (Findagrave.com)

References:

  • Bettie Otey Anderson gravesite, Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO. Findagrave.com.
  • Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia. Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations, compiled 1903-1927, documenting the period 1861-1865 Microfilm reel M324, Record group 109.
  • “The Douglas Archives.” [database online] http://www.douglashistory.co.uk/famgen/getperson.php?personID=I149456&tree=tree1
  • Goochland County (Va.) Chancery Causes, [1731-1924]. Guardians of Mary B. Anderson, etc. v. William Bolling Weisiger & Wife etc., 1879-005. Local Government Records Collection, Goochland County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia. http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp?CFN=075-1879-005
  • Hogge, Dwight. “Descendants of Thomas Nelson of Yorktown, VA.” [website] http://hdhdata.org/roots/c0037.html (accessed 9/7/2013).
  • Memphis City Schools. “Pioneers of Education in Memphis.” http://www.memphistechhigh.com/earlyeducators.html
  • “Over the state.” The Milan exchange (Milan, Gibson Co., Tenn), June 10, 1882, p.5.
  • “Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XD9B-K6X : accessed 24 May 2014), Thomas C. Anderson and Frances E. Otey, 19 Jul 1858; citing , Shelby, Tennessee, reference 2:1L3TWBQ; FHL microfilm 24825.
  • “United States Census, 1850-1880,” index and images, FamilySearch.
  • University of Virginia, A catalogue of the officers and students of the University of Virginia, forty-eighth session, 1871-72. Charlottesville, VA, 1871, p. 8.
  • University of Virginia Matriculation Books, 1825-1904, Accession #RG-14/4/2.041, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
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Francisco Tulio Capó (27 Sep. 1853-21 Feb. 1889)

Francisco Tulio Capó was the son of Pedro Juan Capó Planchart (1809-3 Sep. 1874) (His burial was on 4 Sep. 1874.) of Ponce, Puerto Rico, and his wife, Constanza Ortíz de la Renta (1815-1857). Spanish naming customs combine the surnames of both the father and the mother. Because Pedro Juan Capó Planchart was the son of Captain Francisco Capó Iguia and his wife, Teresa Gil Planchart, he combined the patronymic Capó with the matronymic Planchart. In the same manner, Francisco Tulio Capó combined his father’s patronymic Capó with his mother’s matronymic Ortíz de la Renta, to become Francisco Tulio Capó Ortíz de la Renta. However, at the University of Virginia, and generally in the United States, he was known by a shortened form using only Capó as a surname.

Pedro Juan’s father, Captain Francisco, was a Spaniard who served from 1818-1821 as a captain of cavalry in the Royalist forces in the fight against Simón Bolívar’s rebellion. The rebellion ended with the independence of Venezuela from Spain. Pedro Juan’s family barely escaped to Ponce, Puerto Rico from their home in Nuevo Barcelona, Venezuela.

In 1871, at the age of 18, Francisco Tulio Capó arrived in the United States at Baltimore, Maryland, on the ship Italia. (Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948) He attended the University of Virginia in session 48 (1871-1872). (Barringer) He was enrolled in classes in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Natural Philosophy. (UVA, Catalogue of the officers and students of the University of Virginia, 48th session, p.8)  While at U.Va., Francisco joined Beta Theta Pi fraternity. (Catalogue of Beta Theta Pi) He left U.Va. after only one year and returned to Ponce. Beta Theta Pi reported that he was a merchant by profession.

Francisco Tulio Capó died in Manhattan, New York, at the age of 35, on 21 Feb. 1889. He was buried in St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx, on the 24th. (New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949) His death certificate says he was married, but does not give his wife’s name.

Captain Francisco Capó Iguia, his wife, Teresa, and Pedro Juan Capó Planchart and his wife, Constanza, are buried at Panteón Nacional Román Baldorioty de Castro in Ponce, Puerto Rico. (Martin Nieves; Puerto Rico, Registro Civil, 1805-2001; Findagrave.com)

[Note: Many thanks to Martin Nieves for sharing his research into the history of the Capó family; Ponce, Puerto Rico; and the cemetery of Panteón Nacional Román Baldorioty de Castro. The burial date of Pedro Juan Capó Planchart was found in the Registro Civil, 1805-2001; his death date is extrapolated from the burial date. The dates of Constanza Capó are from Findagrave.com. The dates of Francisco Tulio Capó are from the U.Va. Matriculation Books and his New York death record. —JLC]

References:

Barringer, Paul. University of Virginia; its history, influence, equipment, and characteristics. v.2. New York, 1904.

Beta Theta Pi, Catalogue of Beta Theta Pi. 9th ed. New York, 1917, column 804.

Constanza Capó Ortíz de la Renta gravesite, at Panteón Nacional Román Baldorioty de Castro in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Findagrave.com.

“Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948,” database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK6L-C97Y : accessed 27 January 2016), Francisco T Capo, 1871; citing Immigration, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, NARA microfilm publications M255, M596, and T844 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL film 417,401.

Nash, Joseph Van Holt. Students of the University of Virginia; a semi-centennial catalogue. Baltimore, MD, 1878.

“New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949,” database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2W8G-NSJ : accessed 27 January 2016), Francisco Tulio Capo, 21 Feb 1889; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,322,660.

“Puerto Rico, Registro Civil, 1805-2001.” Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Oficinas del ciudad, Puerto Rico (city offices, Puerto Rico).

University of Virginia, A catalogue of the officers and students of the University of Virginia, forty-eighth session, 1871-72. Charlottesville, VA, 1871, p. 8.

University of Virginia Matriculation Books, 1825-1904, Accession #RG-14/4/2.041, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

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Lawrence Washington Archer (11 Nov. 1820-13 Feb. 1910)

Lawrence W. Archer was born in Anderson District, South Carolina, the son of John Archer, a merchant, and his wife, Ann Mosely.

Young Archer attended the University of Virginia in session 15 (1838-1839), and then studied law in the law office of Armisted Burt of Abbeville, SC. In 1841, he moved to Yazoo County, Mississippi, and practiced as an attorney there for two years. In 1843, he moved to St. Joseph, Missouri in search of a more healthful environment, and practiced law there for eight years, as well as serving as district attorney.

In 1848, Archer married his first wife, Louise Martin (1826-1869), in St. Joseph, MO; this couple had one child, Louise Ann Archer. The family trekked across the Great Plains in 1851, and settled in Sacramento, California. After the “great fire” of 1852 in Sacramento, the Archer family moved to San Francisco, then settled in San Jose. In addition to practicing law, he was a fruit grower on his extensive real estate holdings. Archer served one term in the state legislature in 1866, and in 1867, Archer was elected county judge, serving until he resigned in 1871. He also served as Mayor of San Jose twice, once in 1857 and once in 1877. (Foote)

Louise Archer died in 1869, and Judge Archer married his second wife, Alice B. Bethel (1850-1918), on 12 Sep. 1870 in Truckee City, Nevada County, California. (Sacramento Daily Union, 14 Sep. 1870; “California, County Marriages, 1850-1952”) This couple had two children, Lawrence Archer and Leo Bethel Archer. Judge Archer died of heart disease at his home in San Jose, and was buried at Oak Hill Memorial Park in San Jose, California. (San Francisco Call, 14 Feb. 1910 & 18 Feb. 1910; Los Angeles Herald, 14 Feb. 1910) His wives and his children Louise and Leo rest with him there. (Findagrave.com)

References:

  • “California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ3N-GBL : accessed 7 May 2015), Lawrence Archer and Alice Bethel, 12 Sep 1870; citing Nevada, California, United States, county courthouses, California; FHL microfilm 1,293,665.
  • “California Great Registers, 1866-1910,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VT6R-T9D : accessed 7 May 2015), Lawrence Archer, 26 Jul 1866; citing Voter Registration, City Of San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 977,287.
  • “California Great Registers, 1866-1910,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VT6T-33H : accessed 7 May 2015), Lawrence Archer, 24 Jul 1867; citing Voter Registration, Corner 2d and Fountain, Santa Clara, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 977,287.
  • “California Great Registers, 1866-1910,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VT6T-DF5 : accessed 7 May 2015), Lawrence Archer, 1871; citing Voter Registration, Southeast San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, county clerk offices, California; FHL microfilm 977,287.
  • “Find A Grave Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVLX-RKH2 : accessed 7 May 2015), Judge Lawrence Archer, 1910; Burial, San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States of America, Oak Hill Memorial Park; citing record ID 97730957, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  • Foote, H. S., editor. Pen Pictures from the Garden of the World, or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. Chicago, 1888, p. 90-91.
  • “Judge Lawrence Archer Succumbs in San Jose,” San Francisco Call, 14 Feb. 1910, p.1.
  • “Married, Lawrence Archer to Alice Bethel,” Sacramento Daily Union, 14 Sep. 1870, p.5.
  • “Pioneer Lawyer Dies,” Los Angeles Herald, 14 Feb. 1910, p.2.
  • “Prominent Lawyer Borne to the Grave,” San Francisco Call, 18 Feb. 1910, p.2.
  • “United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNX9-QGS : accessed 7 May 2015), Lawrence Archer, California, United States; citing p. 106, family 854, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,587.
  • “United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M6PJ-RD3 : accessed 7 May 2015), Lawrence Archer, San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States; citing enumeration district 246, sheet 108D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0081; FHL microfilm 1,254,081.
  • “United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9GJ-1QR : accessed 7 May 2015), Lawrence Archer, San Jose Township San Jose city Ward 3, Santa Clara, California, United States; citing sheet 28A, family 488, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,111.
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Benjamin Mellichamp Cromwell (22 Sep. 1835-30 Apr. 1917)

Benjamin M. Cromwell was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Warham Cromwell, of Columbus, Georgia and his wife, Josephine. He grew up in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

He attended the University of Virginia in session 30 (1853-1854). Afterward, he entered the University of Medicine of New York, and graduated with honor in 1857. (General alumni catalogue, 1907; Catalogue of the Medical Department… 1890) He moved to Albany, Georgia and practiced medicine there until the beginning of the Civil War. He initially served as a private in the Albany Guards, 4th Georgia Regiment, until he was promoted to assistant surgeon in October 1861. He served in the 1st, 3rd, and 5th North Carolina Infantry. In May 1862, he was promoted to full surgeon at the rank of major, and served with the 3d Louisiana Battalion. He was present at the surrender at Appomattox. (Ledger stone installed by the “Cumberland Historical Cemetery Organization” on 2 Nov. 1996, at the grave.)

On 15 Jan. 1866, he married Louisa Carter Burwell (1836-1883) of “The Grove” in Winchester, VA. They had 6 children: Laura Lee, Josephine, Agnes Louise, Susan Lee, Lewis Warham, and Louise Carter Cromwell. (History of Dougherty County. p. 131-132) Dr. Cromwell and his family lived in Albany, GA, until 1882, when he became the resident physician of the Consolidated Coal Company, at Eckhart Mines, MD. He practiced medicine until the age of 81. (Confederate Veteran, Aug. 1917, p. 374)

Dr. Cromwell is buried in Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg, Maryland. His wife, Louisa, is buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, in Winchester, Virginia.

References:

  • Alumni Association of University of the City of New York. Medical Department.Catalogue of the graduates and officers of the Medical Department of the University of the City of New York. 3rd ed. New York, 1890, p.99.
  • Cromwell tombstones, Frostburg Memorial Park, Frostburg, MD, and Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA. Findagrave.com.
  • “Dr. B. M. Cromwell,” in “The Last Roll,”Confederate Veteran, v.25, no.8 (Aug. 1917), p. 374.
  • “Dr. Benjamin M. Cromwell,” in Daughters of the American Revolution (Thronateeska Chapter),History and Reminiscences of Dougherty County, Georgia. Albany, 1924, p. 131-132. http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ga/county/dougherty/dougherty_history.htm
  • New York University.General alumni catalogue of New York University, 1833-1907. Medical alumni. New York, 1907, p.55.)
  • “United States Census, 1850,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZYY-TMG : accessed 5 April 2015), Benjamin M Cromwell in household of Warham Cromwell, Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States; citing family 569, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • “United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8L5-MC6 : accessed 5 April 2015), B M Cromwell, Albany, Dougherty, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district 24, sheet 56A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0144; FHL microfilm 1,254,144.
  • “United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2XN-TFN : accessed 5 April 2015), Benjamin M Cromwell, Election District 24, Allegany, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 26, sheet 1A, family 3, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,562.
  • “United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FSTH-43D : accessed 5 April 2015), B. M. Cromwell, Assistant Surgeon, Company F&S, 15th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry, Confederate; citing NARA microfilm publication M378 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 7; FHL microfilm 881,463.
  • 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/ark:/61903/1:1:X51K-9FY : accessed 5 April 2015), Bery M. Cromwell and L. C. Burwell, 15 Jan 1866; citing Winchester, Frederick, Virginia, reference P. 20 Line 1; FHL microfilm 2,048,496.
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Sylvester Albert (12 Mar. 1829-29 Aug. 1877)

Sylvester Albert was the son of James Albert (d. 1839), of Scott County, Virginia, and his wife, Nancy Agnes Glenn (d. 1836). James Albert was a cattle broker and eventually became a Justice of the Peace and the High Sheriff of the county. In 1850, Sylvester, at age 21, was living with the family of Dr. Christopher Alderson in Russell County who was training him as a doctor. (1850 U.S. Census)

[Note that in all of the censuses in which Sylvester Albert is listed by name (1850, 1860, and 1870), he is listed as being born circa 1829, i.e., his age is given as 21, 31, and 40 respectively. Also, in the University of Virginia Matriculation books, in which the entries were written by the students themselves, Sylvester Albert writes his birth date as March 12, 1829, contrary to the 1827 date of birth given in the family history by Ethel Evans Albert. It is because of this preponderance of evidence that I use the birth date from the Matriculation books.—JLC]

Albert attended the University of Virginia in sessions 28-29 (1851-1853), where he was a “State Student.” The State Students were young men who, although academically outstanding, did not have the funds to attend the University. The Commonwealth of Virginia paid the tuition of these students, selecting one for each State Senatorial District. Albert was the representative of Senatorial District 7—Russell, Smyth, and Washington Counties—for the two years he studied at U.Va. (U.Va. Faculty Minutes, 1 Jul. 1851.) He studied Chemistry and Materia Medica; Medicine; and Anatomy, Physiology and Surgery.  (U.Va. Faculty Minutes, 28 Jun. 1852) He was at the University when the famous shooting of George Turpin by John S. Mosby occurred.

“He was one of the few professionally trained physicians in the Clinch Valley when he returned from Charlottesville.” (Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources, p.4) In 1856, Dr. Albert established his home at Albert Farm in Russell County, which then held only a log cabin. Albert built the first additional segment, a two-story log pen, at that time. He built the second log pen after he returned from the Civil War. When the Civil War began, Dr. Albert accompanied the local county militia as their surgeon, and they joined Gen. Stonewall Jackson’s forces. After the war, Dr. Albert returned to his practice. He died in 1877 from typhoid fever. (Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources, p.4; Albert, p. 109)

He married Mary Elizabeth Wyatt (1839-1928). The couple had the following children: Charles Allen, Josephine, James, Edgar Newton, Sylvester II, Mary Elizabeth, John Glenn, Jay, and Rosamond (or Rosalind—there are conflicting reports) Gertrude Albert. (1880 U.S. Census; Albert, p. 109)

Dr. Albert is buried in the Albert Family Cemetery on the Albert Farm in Russell County, Virginia.

References:

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