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The Killing of Professor Davis

A list of recent articles about the killing of Professor John A. G. Davis at U.Va. in 1841. “A masked shooter. A campus killing. And a manhunt 159 years before Columbine,” by Michael S. Rosenwald. Washington Post, April 20, 2018. … Continue reading

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Joseph Green Semmes, redux

Based on new information, I am revising my original biography of Joseph Green Semmes to include details about his death. Though the story of Semmes shooting Professor John A. G. Davis is recounted almost daily at the University of Virginia, … Continue reading

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Semmes Family (Maryland, Georgia, and Virginia)

The Semmes family was founded in America by Marmaduke Semme, who settled in southern Maryland before 1662. He was a carpenter by trade and had paid for his own passage to the New World. (Humphreys) The Semmeses who attended the … Continue reading

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