Cazenove Family of Fairfax County, Virginia

Antoine Charles Cazenove (1775-1852) was from a Huguenot family of Nîmes, France. In the 17th century, the family moved to Geneva, Switzerland. Antoine, his brother Jean-Paul, and his father Paul were imprisoned in Geneva during a revolution in July 1794 inspired by the French Revolution. They were soon released, and Antoine and Jean-Paul escaped to the United States, landing in Philadelphia in November 1794. Jean-Paul married Marie Hogan, and Antoine married her sister, Anne (1775-1843). He and his new wife settled in Alexandria, Virginia. (Askling) Their children were:  Elizabeth Frances (called Eliza Frances), Paul-Charles (d. infant), Charles-John, Ann Maria, Paulina, Louis-Albert, Charlotte Busti, Octavius-Anthony, Harriet, and William Gardner Cazenove. (Graves)

 William Gardner Cazenove (27 Oct. 1819-8 Aug. 1877), son of Antoine and Anne, attended the University of Virginia in session 17 (1840-1841), during which he earned a Bachelor of Law degree. During the Civil War, William served as a captain in the CSA. He was a member of the Virginia state legislature. After the war, he became a vice president of a railroad. On 29 Apr. 1847, he married Mary Elizabeth Stanard (1822-1892) of central Virginia. Their children were Anna, Constance, Anthony Charles, Fanny, and Charlotte Cazenove. Antoine (Anthony) Charles Cazenove (29 Oct. 1848-4 May 1897), the son of William and Mary Cazenove, attended the University of Virginia in session 44 (1867-1868). He was a merchant and lived in Baltimore, MD.

William Gardner’s brother, Louis-Albert (1807-1852), did not attend U.Va. himself. However, Louis Albert Cazenove Jr. (Oct. 1851-5 Oct. 1925), the son of his second marriage (1850) to Harriette Turbervil Stuart (ca. 1827-1896), attended the University of Virginia in sessions 49-51 (1872-1875). He was a member of Beta Theta Pi while at U.Va. He became a physician and practiced in Fairfax and in Richmond, Virginia, as well as in Minnesota. Louis Jr. married Mary O’Hara (1853-1890) of Fairfax. Their children were Louis Albert (1878-1952) and James O’Hara Cazenove (1880-1971). Both men attended Cornell University. [Louis Albert (b. 1878) changed his surname to “De Cazenove” and that is the name by which he is most generally known. — JLC] (Minnesota State Census; Alexandria Library; Cornell University)

Most of the members of the Cazenove family mentioned above are buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, Alexandria, VA.


  • Alexandria Library (Alexandria, VA). c2008 A Guide to the James O’Hara Cazenove Papers, 1898-1970.
  • Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929 [database online]. Provo, Utah:, Inc., 2004.
  • Minnesota, Territorial and State Census, 1849-1905 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007.
  • Askling, John, ed. “Autobiographical sketch of Anthony-Charles Cazenove; Political refugee, merchant, and banker, 1775-1852.” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, v. 78, no.2 (July 1970), p.295-307. .
  • Beta Theta Pi. Catalogue of Beta Theta Pi. 7th ed. New York, 1905, p. 548.
  • Cazenove Family Tree. [database online]
  • Cornell University. The ten-year book of Cornell University, 1868-1908. Ithaca, NY, Cornell University, 1908. v.4, p. 148.
  • Graves, Gertrude Montague. A New England family and their French connections: with genealogical records of some ancestors, descendants and various affiliated families. Boston, MA, 1930, p. 200.
  • Packard, Joseph. Recollections of a long life. Washington, D.C., 1902, p. 163.
  •  Schele de Vere, Maximilian. Students of the University of Virginia; a semi-centennial catalogue, with brief biographical sketches. Baltimore, MD, 1878.
  • Tombstones of Cazenove family, Presbyterian Church, Alexandria, VA.
  • “Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 Feb 2013), Anna Cozenove, 27 Aug 1854.
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