Author Archives: Jean L. Cooper

Edward Dudley Alfriend (6 Dec. 1842-18 Jul. 1887)

Edward D. Alfriend[1] was the son of Dr. William L. Alfriend (1811-1880?[2]) of Sparta, Georgia, and his wife, Sarah Frances Dunn (1825-1900). Note that there are several Alfriend families in Virginia and Georgia at this time, including Dr. Edward Walter … Continue reading

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William Lewis Arnell (27 Dec.  1837-7 Dec. 1863)

William L. Arnell was the son of James Morrison Arnell (1808-1850) of Maury County, Tennessee, and his wife Jane Frierson Mayes (1805-1854). Rev. Arnell was born in Goshen, New York, and served as the pastor of Zion Presbyterian Church in … Continue reading

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Thomas Gorsuch (2 Sep. 1836-24 Jul. 1897)

Thomas Gorsuch was the son of Edward Gorsuch (1795-1851) and his first wife, Sarah Bowen Stansbury (d. 1846). (Findagrave.com) Thomas was the youngest son of five children. Edward Gorsuch was a planter and slave owner in Maryland. He died at … Continue reading

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Thomas J. Adams (18 May 1834-22 Nov. 1903)

Thomas J. Adams was the son of Thomas Adams of Church Hill in Jefferson County, Mississippi, and his wife, Charlotte. (1850 U.S. Census) Thomas the younger attended the University of Virginia in session 31 (1854-1855), where he was enrolled in … Continue reading

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John Austin (24 Dec. 1819-after Jan. 1852)

John Austin was a son of Archibald Austin (1772-1837) of Buckingham County, Virginia, and his wife, Grace Richardson Booker (b.1789). Archibald Austin was a lawyer, and had served in the Virginia House of Delegates and in the U.S. House of … Continue reading

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