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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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Augustus Hezekiah Ashford (6 Jul. 1817-5 Sep. 1843)

Augustus H. Ashford was the son of Thomas Harrison Ashford (1791-1861) of Virginia and his wife, Jane S. Elgin (1797-1861) of Maryland. The family moved to Alabama in 1819, and settled in Courtland in Lawrence County. Augustus attended the University … 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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George Washington Abell (11 Dec. 1818-27 Dec. 1874)

George W. Abell’s father was John S. Abell (d. 1859), a Baptist minister. George’s mother, Lydia, died 1872. George was born in Albemarle County, VA. As a child, he attended a local country school, and later a classical school in … 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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