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Hamner Family

Those of us of a certain age (!) remember The Waltons television show from the 1970s. The characters on the show were modeled on the Hamner family of Schuyler, Virginia.┬áThe original story was written by Earl Hamner, Jr., the eldest … Continue reading

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Frederick W. Meerbach (17 Jan. 1814-ca. 1893)

This bio is a bit unusual in that, because F. W. Meerbach left so few factual records of his life, we are forced to make educated guesses based on the little evidence we have. It is very tantalizing to look … Continue reading

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Benjamin F. Allen (15 Feb. 1817-d. betw. 1870 and 1880)

Benjamin F. Allen was born in Tennessee. His brother, Richard C. Allen, was living in East Florida by 1825. (Dawson) Richard C. Allen settled in St. Joseph, FL, and was a delegate to the Florida Constitutional Convention in 1838. (Territorial … Continue reading

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Powhatan Bolling Starke (18 Jul. 1822-10 Sep. 1870)

Powhatan B. Starke was the son of Dr. Robert Bolling Starke (1781-1839) of Norfolk, VA, and his first wife, Martha Fox Lindsay (1791-1826). This family was also descended from Thomas Rolfe through Jane (Rolfe) Bolling. Starke attended the University of … Continue reading

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Atkinson Family (Isle of Wight County, Virginia) (Part 2)

Captain Joseph Atkinson (1776-1832) and his wife, Margaret King West (ca. 1788-1857), of Smithfield, Virginia, had among their several children two sons who attended the University of Virginia. These were Joseph Newsom Atkinson (11 Jul. 1814-21 Nov. 1876) and George … Continue reading

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