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Averett Family of Halifax County, VA

Dr. Thomas Hamlett Averett (1800-1855) and his wife, Martha Coleman Wootton (1803-1880) settled in Halifax County, Virginia.  Dr. Averett was a practicing physician who also served in the Virginia State Senate and as a Representative in the 31st and 32nd … Continue reading

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Toy Family of Norfolk, Virginia

Thomas Dallam Toy (1814-1879) of Norfolk, Virginia was a partner in the firm of King & Toy, a wholesale and retail druggists’ supply business. After the Civil War, the business was known as Thomas D. Toy & Sons.  He was … Continue reading

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Sylvester Albert (12 Mar. 1829-29 Aug. 1877)

Sylvester Albert was the son of James Albert (d. 1839), of Scott County, Virginia, and his wife, Nancy Agnes Glenn (d. 1836). James Albert was a cattle broker and eventually became a Justice of the Peace and the High Sheriff … Continue reading

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Joseph Biddle Wilkinson Penrose (7 Mar. 1835-ca. 6 Apr. 1865)

Joseph B. W. Penrose of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, was the son of Clement Biddle Penrose (1802-1839), of Philadelphia, PA, and his wife Anne Wilkinson, of New Orleans, Louisiana. (Leach) Joseph Penrose’s college career began with a year (1851-1852) at the … Continue reading

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Andrew Jackson Aistrop (22 Jan. 1832-1863)

A. J. Aistrop was a son of Lorenzo D. Aistrop (1812-1838), a slave trader of Nelson County, Virginia, and his wife, Sarah E. Woody (b. ca. 1810). Lorenzo, the father, died at the age of 26 while on a trading … Continue reading

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