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Averett Family of Halifax County, VA

Dr. Thomas Hamlett Averett (1800-1855) and his wife, Martha Coleman Wootton (1803-1880) settled in Halifax County, Virginia.¬† Dr. Averett was a practicing physician who also served in the Virginia State Senate and as a Representative in the 31st and 32nd … Continue reading

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Alexander Archibald Austin (6 Nov. 1814-8 Sep.1848)

Alex. A. Austin was the son of Lt. Col. Alexander Austin (1784-1871), who had¬†fought in the War of 1812, and his wife, Elizabeth Ann Burgess (1794-1857). The younger Alexander attended the University of Virginia in sessions 8-9 (1831-1833), and graduated … Continue reading

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Alston Family (North and South Carolina)

The Alstons are a family whose ancestors arrived in the Carolinas in the seventeenth century; the different branches settled the Halifax County area of North Carolina, and the Georgetown District area of South Carolina. The family name was spelled both … Continue reading

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