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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 Homecoming,” the original story on which the show was … Continue reading

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Alsop Family of Spotsylvania County

William Samuel Alsop (Jan. 1838?-6 Jan 1913) and George Edward Alsop (30 Jul. 1839-10 Nov. 1907) were sons of Joseph M. Alsop (1805-1872) and his wife, Sarah Ann French (1816-1886), who had married in March 1837. This family of Alsops owned a … Continue reading

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George Wayne Anderson Jr. (5 Aug. 1839-10 Aug. 1906)

George Wayne Anderson Jr. was the son of John Wayne Anderson (1805-1866) of Savannah, Georgia, and his wife, Sarah Ann Houstoun. John Wayne Anderson was the brother of George Wayne Anderson (1796-1872), whose son, Edward Clifford Anderson, Jr. (1839-1876) also … Continue reading

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Daniel Giraud Wright (1 Jun. 1840-19 Feb. 1922)

Daniel Giraud Wright was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was the son of coffee trader Robert Clinton Wright (1822-1879) of Baltimore, Maryland and Rio de Janeiro, and his wife, Anna Selina Anderson. (Hardy) Daniel Wright attended the University … Continue reading

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Archer Anderson (15 Oct. 1838-4 Jan. 1918)

Archer Anderson was the son of Joseph Reid Anderson (1813-1892), and his wife, Sarah Eliza Archer (1819-1881). From 1843, Joseph R. Anderson ran the Tredegar Iron Works at Richmond, VA, and in 1848 purchased the business. It was the largest producer … Continue reading

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