Tag Archives: session 10

Archer Family (Fauquier County, VA)

William B. Archer (21 Dec. 1814-between 28 Oct. and 31 Dec. 1847) was born in Richmond, VA. I believe him to be the son of Colonel William Archer (1780-1822) of Powhatan, and his wife, Charlotte Clarke, daughter of Major John … 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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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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Cabaniss Family (Alabama and Virginia)

The Cabaniss family in America is descended from Henri Cabaniss of Lasalle, France, a French Huguenot who arrived in North America in 1688, and who settled in Manakin Town (near Richmond), in Goochland County, Virginia, in 1700. The Cabaniss men … Continue reading

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