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Mark Turner Alexander (14 Jan. 1842-30 Oct. 1927)

Mark T. Alexander was the son of U.S. Congressman Mark Alexander (1792-1883) and his wife, Sally Park (Turner) Alexander (1811-1889), and the brother of Robert Park Alexander. Congressman Alexander was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1815-1819, … Continue reading

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William Allan (12 Nov. 1837-17 Sep. 1889)

William Allan was born in Winchester, VA. He was the son of Thomas Allan (1802-1873) of Winchester, and his wife, Jane Dowdell (or Dowdall) George Allan (1803-1862). (Gunter; Findagrave.com) After attending a local school for his early education, William Allan … Continue reading

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Benjamin Allen (1 Jan. 1838-12 Dec. 1895)

Benjamin Allen was born in Benton County, Alabama, the son of Dr. Elijah Allen (1802-1856) and his wife, Acenith Louisa Hollingsworth (1811-after 1859). The family moved from Alabama to Nacogdoches, Texas, between March 1836 and Oct 1837, when Elijah Allen … Continue reading

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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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Lawrence Manning Austin (29 Jan. 1838-13 Jul. 1864)

L. Manning Austin was the son of Dr. Thomas Collins Austin (1790-1883), and his wife, Mary Turner James (1805-1889). The family lived in Greenville, South Carolina, where Dr. T. C. Austin had a medical practice and a large amount of … Continue reading

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