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Walter Ruding Deverell (16 Feb. 1800-25 Jun. 1853)

Walter R. Deverell was born in Lincolnshire, England, the son of the Rev. John Robert Deverell (1779-1844), minister of the parish church of Bytham Castle, and Susannah Ann Ruding (1771-1832), daughter of Walter Ruding of Westcotes. (IGI; England Births and … Continue reading

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Duke Family (Albemarle County, Virginia)

Richard Thomas Walker Duke (6 Jun. 1822-2 Jul. 1898) was descended from the Duke family of Hanover and James City Counties, Virginia. His father was Richard Duke (1777-1849) and his mother was Maria Walker, the granddaughter of Dr. Thomas Walker … Continue reading

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Dance Family (Powhatan County, VA)

Willis Jefferson Dance (21 June 1821-13 Feb 1887) was the son of William Spencer Dance (1791-1849), Clerk of the Powhatan County Court and Virginia legislator, and his second wife (m. 5 Sept. 1817), Mary Page Finney Branch (1796-1871). He was … Continue reading

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John A. G. Davis (5 Mar. 1802-15 Nov. 1840)

John Anthony Gardner Davis was the son of Staige Davis (1775-1813) and his wife, Elizabeth Macon (Gardner) Davis (b. 1780). John A. G. Davis, was named after his mother’s uncle, Dr. Anthony Gardner. The family lived at Prospect Hill in … Continue reading

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William S. Daniel, Jr. (26 Nov. 1806-28 Mar. 1873)

Born in Cumberland Co., VA, William S. Daniel, Jr. was the son of the Hon. William Daniel (1770-1839) and his wife (m. 1803 or 1804) Margaret (Baldwin) Daniel¬†(1785-1826). Daniel, Jr. attended Hampden-Sydney College before studying law at UVa in sessions … Continue reading

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