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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 original story was written by Earl Hamner, Jr., the eldest … Continue reading

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Thomas Eldridge Ayres (13 Jun. 1847-10 Aug. 1874)

Born at “Edge Hill,” a plantation in Buckingham County, VA, Thomas E. Ayres was the son of Matthias Leake Ayres (1813-1853) and his wife, Martha Rebecca Hanes (1825-1855). After his mother’s death, he and his brothers were raised by his … Continue reading

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Ambler Family (Virginia) – Part 3

(Part 1 starts here.  Part 2 is here.) Another son of the Hon. John Ambler by his first wife, Frances Armistead, was John Jaquelin Ambler (1801-1854) of Glenambler in Amherst County, VA and Jaquelin Hall in Orange County, VA. John … Continue reading

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