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William Rogers Alexander (27 Mar. 1849-23 Dec. 1898)

William Rogers Alexander and his brother, John Henry Alexander, who has already been discussed in this blog, were sons of William Christopher Alexander (ca. 1810-1850), a farmer in Clarke County, Virginia, and his wife, Susan Catharine Swart (1826-1885). William Rogers … Continue reading

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James Mercer Garnett McGuire (20 Apr 1833-24 Jan. 1903)

James Mercer Garnett McGuire was born at Theological Seminary, VA, the eldest surviving son of the Rev. John Peyton McGuire (d. 1869) and his wife  Maria Garnett (1808-1841). The Rev. McGuire was at one time principal of Episcopal High School in … Continue reading

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John Henry Alexander (23 Sep. 1846-9 Feb. 1909)

John H. Alexander was born at Ellerslie in Clarke County, VA, the son of William Christopher Alexander (1810-1850) and his wife, Susan Catherine (Swart) Alexander (1826-1885). While he was still a teenager, Alexander served in Company A of the 43rd … Continue reading

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