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Cazenove Family of Fairfax County, Virginia

Antoine Charles Cazenove (1775-1852) was from a Huguenot family of NĂ®mes, France. In the 17th century, the family moved to Geneva, Switzerland. Antoine, his brother Jean-Paul, and his father Paul were imprisoned in Geneva during a revolution in July 1794 … Continue reading

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Semmes Family (Maryland, Georgia, and Virginia)

The Semmes family was founded in America by Marmaduke Semme, who settled in southern Maryland before 1662. He was a carpenter by trade and had paid for his own passage to the New World. (Humphreys) The Semmeses who attended the … Continue reading

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Arthur Jay Arnold (25 Aug. 1838-13 June 1862)

A. Jay Arnold, as he was listed in the University of Virginia Matriculation Books, was born in Alexandria, VA. From entries in the 1850 and 1860 censuses, we believe that his parents were John (1811-1877) and Ann Eliza (1817-1878) Arnold, … Continue reading

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Douglas French Forrest (17 Aug. 1838-3 May 1902)

Douglas French Forrest was born in Baltimore, MD, the son of Captain French Forrest, U.S. Navy (1796-1866), and his wife, Emily Douglas Simms (1810-1880). The family home, where they lived after 1851, was Clermont, near Alexandria, VA. In 1854, Douglas … Continue reading

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