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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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Gazzam Family of Alabama

George Gano Gazzam (22 Oct. 1831-1 Sep. 1864) and William Parker Gazzam (29 Apr. 1839-25 Feb. 1910) were sons of Charles Wood Gazzam (1798-1882) of Mobile, Alabama, and his wife, Clementina Lea (d. 1886). Charles W. Gazzam was the founder … Continue reading

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Early Initiates of Omicron Chapter at Virginia, 1859-1860

I just read a very interesting article that I’d like to share with you all. “Friendship! The sweetest name on earth.” Early Initiates of Omicron Chapter at Virginia, 1859-1860 By Towner Blackstock (Davidson 1994) Curator of Archives, Phi Gamma Delta … Continue reading

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John Bolling Garrett (14 Feb. 1809-27 July 1855)

John Bolling Garrett was the son of Alexander Garrett (1775-1860) of Charlottesville, VA and his second wife, Evelina (Bolling) Garrett (1790-1863). Alexander Garrett was County Clerk of Albemarle Co. and the first Bursar of the University of Virginia. Mrs. Garrett … Continue reading

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John Nicholas Galleher (17 Feb. 1839-7 Dec. 1891)

John Nicholas Galleher was born in Washington, KY, the son of Corbin Galleher (1805-1873), a merchant and hotel keeper, and his wife, Elizabeth Johnson Riley (1809-1890). John was educated at the University of Virginia during sessions 33 and 34 (1856-1858), … Continue reading

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