Author Archives: Jean L. Cooper

Charles Edward Alexander (10 Sep. 1826-8 Jul. 1855)

Charles Edward Alexander is buried in the “Alexander Graveyard” in Rustburg, Campbell County, Virginia. (Findagrave.com) The inscription reads: Charles E. Alexander, born Sept. 10, 1826 Died July 8, 1855 in the Town of Jacksonville, Oregon Territory Though he has a … Continue reading

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Averett Family of Halifax County, VA

Dr. Thomas Hamlett Averett (1800-1855) and his wife, Martha Coleman Wootton (1803-1880) settled in Halifax County, Virginia.  Dr. Averett was a practicing physician who also served in the Virginia State Senate and as a Representative in the 31st and 32nd … Continue reading

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Samuel Perkins Allison (28 Sep. 1827-1 Apr. 1858)

Samuel Perkins Allison was the son of Colonel William Allison (1810-1834) of Tennessee, and his wife, Louisa Perkins (1811-1831). Both mother and father are buried in the Allison Cemetery in College Grove, Williamson County, Tennessee. Because both of his parents … Continue reading

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Jacob Wyatt Arnold (2 May 1839-25 Nov. 1887)

Jacob Wyatt Arnold was the son of William Penick Arnold and his wife, Matilda Jane Early. (Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940) He attended Washington College in Lexington, VA, in 1860-1861. In June 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate army as a … Continue reading

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Benjamin Allen (1 Jan. 1838-12 Dec. 1895)

Benjamin Allen was born in Benton County, Alabama, the son of Dr. Elijah Allen (1802-1856) and his wife, Acenith Louisa Hollingsworth (1811-after 1859). The family moved from Alabama to Nacogdoches, Texas, between March 1836 and Oct 1837, when Elijah Allen … Continue reading

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