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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. The original story was written by Earl Hamner, Jr., the eldest … 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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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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Anderson Family (Richmond, Virginia)

William Loundes Anderson (19 Feb. 1824-3 Jul. 1862), Richard Woodson Anderson (10 Sep. 1826-8 Jul. 1894), and John Randolph Anderson (27 Nov. 1828-14 Jan. 1898) were born in Richmond, Virginia; they were sons of William Anderson (1786-1836), and his wife, … Continue reading

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Cazenove Family of Fairfax County, Virginia

Antoine Charles Cazenove (1775-1852) was from a Huguenot family of Nîmes, France. In the 17th century, the family moved to Geneva, Switzerland. Antoine, his brother Jean-Paul, and his father Paul were imprisoned in Geneva during a revolution in July 1794 … Continue reading

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