Tag Archives: session 15

Lewis Emanuel Texada (2 Aug. 1818-23 Aug. 1884)

L. E. Texada was the son of John Augustus (or Augustin) Texada, of Mississippi, and his wife, Lucy Welsh (1794-1845). “The first of the Texadas to immigrate from Castile, Spain, was Don Manuel Garcia de Texada, the father of John … Continue reading

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Lawrence Washington Archer (11 Nov. 1820-13 Feb. 1910)

Lawrence W. Archer was born in Anderson District, South Carolina, the son of John Archer, a merchant, and his wife, Ann Mosely. Young Archer attended the University of Virginia in session 15 (1838-1839), and then studied law in the law … Continue reading

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Elisha Kent Kane (3 Feb. 1820-16 Feb. 1857)

Elisha K. Kane was born in Philadelphia, PA. His father was Judge John Kintzing Kane (1795-1858), who was a key figure in national Democratic politics in the early nineteenth century. His mother was Jane Duval (Leiper) Kane (1796-1866). Elisha enrolled … Continue reading

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George Walter Clements Blatterman (3 Aug. 1820-23 Mar. 1912)

George W. Blatterman (or Blættermann, as he is listed in the U.Va. Matriculation Books) was born in England. He had lost his parents at four years old, and was adopted by his aunt, Mrs. Charlotte Elizabeth Blættermann (ca. 1776-1864), and … Continue reading

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Dance Family (Powhatan County, VA)

Willis Jefferson Dance (21 June 1821-13 Feb 1887) was the son of William Spencer Dance (1791-1849), Clerk of the Powhatan County Court and Virginia legislator, and his second wife (m. 5 Sept. 1817), Mary Page Finney Branch (1796-1871). He was … Continue reading

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