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Thomas Cary Anderson (28 Aug. 1832-4 Jun.1882)

Thomas Cary Anderson was the son of Benjamin Bapham Anderson (d. 1839) and his wife, Mary Burdette Nelson (1807-1878), daughter of Thomas Cary Nelson, a first cousin of Thomas Nelson, Jr., a signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor … Continue reading

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Richard Stetson Allen (9 Jan. 1828-9 Jan. 1906)

Richard S. Allen was the son of Joseph Allen of Richmond, Va., a lawyer and clerk of the Chancery Court, and his wife, Mary Ann Stetson. Joseph Allen bought Tuckahoe Plantation in Goochland County, VA, in 1848. It was inherited … Continue reading

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Allan Family (Richmond, VA)

John Allan (1779-1834), Scottish immigrant and a tobacco merchant in Richmond, VA, and his first wife, Frances Keeling (Valentine) Allan (1784-1829), had no children of their own. In 1811, the couple took three-year-old Edgar Poe into their care, though they … Continue reading

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