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Richard Wilson Aiken (2 Aug. 1807-[30 Dec.?] 1865)

Born in Chesterfield County, Virginia, Richard Aiken was the son of Pleasant Aiken (1769-1847), a War of 1812 veteran, and the owner of Varina Plantation, which he purchased from Thomas Mann Randolph. [N.b. The name is also spelled Aikin and … Continue reading

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James Thomas Tosh (16 May 1838-7 Apr. 1894)

James T. Tosh was born in Roanoke County, Virginia. His parents were possibly┬áJonathan J. Tosh (1812-ca. 1840) and his wife, Jane M. F. Clark (ca. 1814-ca. 1840), though that assertion needs additional supporting evidence. (lorbot@cox.net) Young Tosh attended the Virginia … Continue reading

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Fletcher Harris Archer (6 Feb. 1817-21 Aug. 1902)

Fletcher H. Archer was the son of Allen Archer (ca. 1783-1869), a miller of Petersburg, Virginia, and his wife, Prudence Whitworth (1783-1851). He studied law at the University of Virginia in session 17 (1840-1841). He set up his law practice … Continue reading

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