Antrim Family (Albemarle County, Virginia)

William Wayland Antrim (May 1845-3 Nov. 1886) and John Taylor Antrim Jr. (28 Dec. 1849-8 May 1936) were the sons of John Taylor Antrim Sr. (1810-1884), a Charlottesville, VA, merchant, and his wife, Margaret Woods Wayland (1821-1904) of Madison County, VA. (Tombstones; Antrim)

During the Civil War, William Antrim served in the Confederate army, enlisting as a private in the 39th Virginia Cavalry Battalion on 6 Aug 1863. He surrendered at Appomattox on 9 Apr. 1865. (Historical Data Systems)

After the war, William attended the University of Virginia in sessions 42-44 (1865-1868) and John Jr. attended the University in sessions 45 & 47 (1868-1869 & 1870-1871). William became a physician and set up his medical practice in Baltimore, MD. (Barringer) He was a vaccine physician for 1869; this was a program set up by the Vaccine Society whose purpose was to innoculate the public for smallpox to control epidemics in the city. He never married.

John Jr. became a farmer, and settled at Rapidan Station on Stony Point Road. On 10 Nov. 1881, John married Ellen L. Burruss (1851-1942). They had five children: Burruss, Margaret W., Emma Gertrude, Ellen D. (d. young), and Lula W. Antrim.

The Antrim family is buried in Maplewood Cemetery, in Charlottesville, VA.

[Note: Birthdates for the Antrim brothers are from the University Matriculation Books. John T. Antrim Jr.’s death date of 8 May 1936 is from his death certificate. The death date on his tombstone is also 1936. However, he appears in the 1940 U.S. Census for Albemarle County, VA, living with two of his daughters. I surmise this is because the 1940 census contained a question about where a person had lived in 1935, and John T. Antrim was alive in 1935. – JLC]


  • 1850-1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc.
  • Antrim, Harriet Stockton. Records of the Antrim family of America. Burlington, NJ, 1899, p. 192-193.
  • Antrim, John Taylor. Virginia death certificate, 1509-12824. Library of Virginia.
  • Barringer, Paul B., University of Virginia, its history, influence, equipment and characteristics. New York, 1904.
  • Bramucci, Nancy. Medicine in Maryland, 1752-1920. [database] c2009. <; (accessed 7/13/12).
  • Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2009.
  • Maxwell, Cheryl. Searching for roots. [database online]. c2012. <; (accessed 7/13/12).
  • National Park Service. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007.
  • Quinan, John R. Medical annals of Baltimore from 1608 to 1880. Baltimore, 1884, p. 268.
  • Tombstones of the Antrim family, Maplewood Cemetery, Charlottesville, VA. (accessed 7/13/12).
  • University of Virginia Matriculation Books, 1825-1904, Accession #RG-14/4/2.041, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
  • Verden, Stephen C. Descendants of John Broyles. [webpage] c2009. <; (accessed 7/13/12).
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One Response to Antrim Family (Albemarle County, Virginia)

  1. Lisa Antram says:

    The Antrims also helped build the University.The great-grandfather of these two men, Isaac Antrim, and two of his sons, Samuel and Joseph (who were contractors), were on the building crew. Joseph was the father of John Taylor Antrim, Sr.
    Source: Records of the Antrim Family of America, by Antrim, Harriet Stockton. Burlington, NJ, 1899

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