Author Archives: Jean L. Cooper

Hamner Family

Those of us of a certain age (!) remember The Waltons television show from the 1970s. The characters on the show were modeled on the Hamner family of Schuyler, Virginia. “The Homecoming,” the original story on which the show was … Continue reading

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Jabin Baldwin Alexander, Jr. (4 Feb. 1853-9 Dec. 1882)

Jabin Baldwin Alexander, Jr., was born in Newbern, Virginia. He was the son of Jabin Baldwin Alexander (1821-1904), a farmer and merchant as well as a state legislator, and his wife, Virginia Hance (1813-1881). [Note: Alexander Senior was called “John … Continue reading

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Archer Family (Fauquier County, VA)

William B. Archer (21 Dec. 1814-between 28 Oct. and 31 Dec. 1847) was born in Richmond, VA. I believe him to be the son of Colonel William Archer (1780-1822) of Powhatan, and his wife, Charlotte Clarke, daughter of Major John … Continue reading

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John Adolphus Alexander (14 Feb. 1849-16 Feb. 1878)

John A. Alexander was the son of Josiah Alexander (1813-1892), a North Carolinian, and his first wife, Angeline Anthonet Burford (1830-1854). Josiah was one of the earliest settlers in what is now Perry County, Alabama. On 1 Sep. 1861—at the … Continue reading

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Lewis Emanuel Texada (2 Aug. 1818-23 Aug. 1884)

L. E. Texada was the son of John Augustus (or Augustin) Texada, of Mississippi, and his wife, Lucy Welsh (1794-1845). “The first of the Texadas to immigrate from Castile, Spain, was Don Manuel Garcia de Texada, the father of John … Continue reading

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