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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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Robert Augustus Toombs (2 Jul. 1810-15 Dec. 1885)

Robert A. Toombs was born in Wilkes County, GA, the son of Major Robert Toombs (1775-1816), and his third wife, Catharine Huling (d.1848), both native Virginians. As a boy, Robert A. Toombs attended an “old field school” run by one … Continue reading

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Robert Augustine Thompson (14 Feb. 1805-31 Aug. 1876)

Born in Culpeper County, VA, Robert Augustine Thompson was the son of U.S. Congressman Philip Rootes Thompson (1766-1837) and his second wife, Sally Slaughter. Robert A. Thompson attended a private school at Gallipolis, OH, then entered the University of Virginia … Continue reading

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