Tag Archives: session 8

Thomas Amis (5 Mar. 1812-5 Sep. 1886)

Thomas Amis was a son of John Dillard Amis (ca. 1785-ca. 1841) of Jackson, Northampton County, North Carolina, and his wife, Elizabeth Bynum (ca. 1793-by 1840). John D. Amis was the son of William Amis, the owner of Mowfield Plantation … Continue reading

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Alexander Archibald Austin (6 Nov. 1814-8 Sep.1848)

Alex. A. Austin was the son of Lt. Col. Alexander Austin (1784-1871), who had fought in the War of 1812, and his wife, Elizabeth Ann Burgess (1794-1857). The younger Alexander attended the University of Virginia in sessions 8-9 (1831-1833), and graduated … Continue reading

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John Orfeur Yates (5 Aug. 1813-28 Mar. 1839)

John O. Yates was born at “Walnut Grove” in Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia). He was the son of John Yates (d. 1851) and his wife Julia Lovell (d. 1866). Yates attended the University of Virginia in sessions 7-8 and … Continue reading

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Atkinson Family (Isle of Wight County, Virginia) (Part 2)

Captain Joseph Atkinson (1776-1832) and his wife, Margaret King West (ca. 1788-1857), of Smithfield, Virginia, had among their several children two sons who attended the University of Virginia. These were Joseph Newsom Atkinson (11 Jul. 1814-21 Nov. 1876) and George … Continue reading

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Semmes Family (Maryland, Georgia, and Virginia)

The Semmes family was founded in America by Marmaduke Semme, who settled in southern Maryland before 1662. He was a carpenter by trade and had paid for his own passage to the New World. (Humphreys) The Semmeses who attended the … Continue reading

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