Tag Archives: session 38

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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Walton Watkins (10 Jan. 1846-7 Jan. 1884)

Walton Watkins was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and was the son of George Claiborne Watkins (1815-1872) — Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court —  and his wife, Mary Adams Crease (1823-1855). Walton Watkins attended the University of Virginia … Continue reading

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French Strother Bibb (9 Aug. 1843-28 May 1863)

French S. Bibb was the son of John H. Bibb (b. ca. 1814), a merchant of Charlottesville, Virginia, and his wife, Harriet P. Strother (b. ca. 1818). The senior Bibb was later the first cashier of the Charlottesville Savings Bank. … Continue reading

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Abrahams Family (Alabama)

William Thomas Abrahams (29 May 1834-17 Sep. 1898) and James Lattimore Abrahams (21 May 1842-8 Mar. 1927) were born at Newman, GA, to James Armistead Abrahams (1804-1881) of Virginia, and his wife, Sara Truly Ward (b. 1812), of Georgia. James … Continue reading

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Charles Armistead Alexander (12 May 1843-27 Mar. 1864)

Charles Armistead Alexander attended the University of Virginia in session 38 (1861-1862). He studied medicine. Rather than repeat what has already been said about this man, I’m going to refer you to family historian John Washington’s article, “Washingtons Who Fought … Continue reading

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