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The Killing of Professor Davis

A list of recent articles about the killing of Professor John A. G. Davis at U.Va. in 1841. “A masked shooter. A campus killing. And a manhunt 159 years before Columbine,” by Michael S. Rosenwald. Washington Post, April 20, 2018. … Continue reading

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Hamner Family

Those of us of a certain age (!) remember The Waltons television show from the 1970s. The characters on the show were modeled on the Hamner family of Schuyler, Virginia. “The Homecoming,” the original story on which the show was … Continue reading

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McCarty Family (Fairfax County, Virginia)

In the 18th and 19th centuries, the McCartys were one of Virginia’s most prominent families, associating with families such as the Balls, Lees, Masons, and Washingtons. The family’s progenitor in America was Dennis McCarty, who arrived in Virginia by 1675. … Continue reading

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George R. Turpin (13 Aug. 1832-6 Aug. 1858)

George R. Turpin was the son of George William Turpin (1808-15 Apr. 1854), a Charlottesville, Virginia, hotelkeeper, and his wife, Malinda Bennett Dickerson (1810-5 Feb. 1855). The boarding house was located in Cabell House on Main Street, but doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Thomas M. Appling (1 Jan. 1832-ca. 22 Aug. 1862)

Thomas M. Appling was the son of Austin Maurice (or Morris) Appling (b. ca. 1795), a farmer of Albemarle County, Virginia, and his wife, Janet (or Jennett) Johnson (d. 1874). The family lived in Warren, a town in southern Albemarle … Continue reading

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