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Francis Henry Smith (14 Oct. 1829-5 Jul. 1928)

Francis H. Smith was born in Leesburg, Virginia. His father was Daniel Grove Smith, a merchant who later moved to Albemarle County, Virginia. His mother was Eleanor (Buckey) Smith, originally of Frederick, Maryland. Francis was educated at the Leesburg Academy, … Continue reading

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Duke Family (Albemarle County, Virginia)

Richard Thomas Walker Duke (6 Jun. 1822-2 Jul. 1898) was descended from the Duke family of Hanover and James City Counties, Virginia. His father was Richard Duke (1777-1849) and his mother was Maria Walker, the granddaughter of Dr. Thomas Walker … Continue reading

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Powhatan Bolling Cabell (17 Oct. 1829-15 Dec. 1859)

Powhatan B. Cabell was the son of Major General Benjamin William Sheridan Cabell (1793-1862), a hero of the War of 1812, and his wife, Sarah “Sallie” Epes Doswell (1802-1874). He was born in Danville, Virginia. Powhatan B. Cabell was a … Continue reading

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Powhatan Ellis (21 Jun 1829-19 Jan 1906)

Powhatan Ellis was born in Richmond, Virginia. He was the son of Charles Ellis (1770-1840) of Richmond and his wife, Margaret Keeling Nimmo (1795-1877) of Norfolk, Virginia. Charles Ellis owned a store in Richmond named Ellis and Allan. Charles Ellis’s … Continue reading

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Powhatan Bolling Whittle (26 June 1829-21 Feb. 1905)

Powhatan B. Whittle was born at Millbank Plantation in Mecklenburg County, VA, and was the son of Fortescue Whittle (1778-1858) of Ireland and his wife, Mary Ann Davies (1788-1869), a descendant of Pocahontas through her grandmother, Anne, a daughter of … Continue reading

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