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Thomas J. Adams (18 May 1834-22 Nov. 1903)

Thomas J. Adams was the son of Thomas Adams of Church Hill in Jefferson County, Mississippi, and his wife, Charlotte. (1850 U.S. Census) Thomas the younger attended the University of Virginia in session 31 (1854-1855), where he was enrolled in … Continue reading

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Wilson Cary Selden Alexander (8 Feb. 1836-29 Jan. 1859)

Cary Selden Alexander, as he was called, was the son of Dr. William Fontaine Alexander (1811-1862), and his first wife, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn Washington (1817-1850). The family moved to Walnut Hill in Jefferson County, VA, when their first two … Continue reading

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John Orfeur Yates (5 Aug. 1813-28 Mar. 1839)

John O. Yates was born at “Walnut Grove” in Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia). He was the son of John Yates (d. 1851) and his wife Julia Lovell (d. 1866). Yates attended the University of Virginia in sessions 7-8 and … Continue reading

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John James Abell (6 Mar. 1817-1893?)

John James Abell was born in Jefferson County, VA (now WV), the son of John Abell, Sr. (d. 1827) from Ireland and his wife, Sarah Forrest from Maryland. John James attended the University of Virginia in session 10 (1833-1834). From … Continue reading

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Charles Armistead Alexander (12 May 1843-27 Mar. 1864)

Charles Armistead Alexander attended the University of Virginia in session 38 (1861-1862). He studied medicine. Rather than repeat what has already been said about this man, I’m going to refer you to family historian John Washington’s article, “Washingtons Who Fought … Continue reading

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