Category Archives: B

Richard William Bushnell (19 Jan. 1819-13 Oct. 1858)

Richard William Bushnell was the eldest of the several children of William Bushnell of Connecticut (1787-1845), and his wife, Mary “Polly” Harnsberger (1788-1851). The couple settled in Rockingham County, Virginia. In his three sessions at the University of Virginia–sessions 13-15 … Continue reading

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Robert Anderson Bright (23 Mar. 1839-18 Mar. 1904)

Robert Anderson Bright was born in Williamsburg, Virginia. He was the son of Samuel Francis Bright (b. 5 Jan. 1803) and his second wife, Elianna Maria Jerdone Southall (b. 6 Apr. or 20 May 1811-d.Sep. 1839). Robert Bright was educated … Continue reading

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Powhatans of the University of Virginia

Powhatan Bolling (1767-21 Mar. 1803) was the son of Col. Robert Bolling (1738-1775), a descendant of Pocahontas through her son Thomas Rolfe, and his second wife, Susan Watson. Powhatan Bolling, named after Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas’s father, was educated at the … Continue reading

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French Strother Bibb (9 Aug. 1843-28 May 1863)

French S. Bibb was the son of John H. Bibb (b. ca. 1814), a merchant of Charlottesville, Virginia, and his wife, Harriet P. Strother (b. ca. 1818). The senior Bibb was later the first cashier of the Charlottesville Savings Bank. … Continue reading

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William Smith Hanger Baylor (7 Apr. 1831-30 Aug. 1862)

William S. H. Baylor was born in Augusta County, Virginia. He was the son of Jacob Baylor (1801-1874), a magistrate and farmer in Augusta Co., and his wife, Eveline Evans Hanger (1809-1865). He graduated from Washington College (now Washington and … Continue reading

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