Tag Archives: Virginia

Charles Edward Alexander (10 Sep. 1826-8 Jul. 1855)

Charles Edward Alexander has a tombstone in the “Alexander Graveyard” in Rustburg, Campbell County, Virginia. (Findagrave.com) The inscription reads: Charles E. Alexander, born Sept. 10, 1826 Died July 8, 1855 in the Town of Jacksonville, Oregon Territory There is also … Continue reading

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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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Jacob Wyatt Arnold (2 May 1839-25 Nov. 1887)

Jacob Wyatt Arnold was the son of William Penick Arnold and his wife, Matilda Jane Early. (Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940) He attended Washington College in Lexington, VA, in 1860-1861. In June 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate army as a … Continue reading

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John Austin (24 Dec. 1819-after Jan. 1852)

John Austin was a son of Archibald Austin (1772-1837) of Buckingham County, Virginia, and his wife, Grace Richardson Booker (b.1789). Archibald Austin was a lawyer, and had served in the Virginia House of Delegates and in the U.S. House of … Continue reading

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Richard William Bushnell (19 Jan. 1819-13 Oct. 1858)

Richard William Bushnell was the eldest of the several children of William Bushnell of Connecticut (1787-1845), and his wife, Mary “Polly” Harnsberger (1788-1851). The couple settled in Rockingham County, Virginia. In his three sessions at the University of Virginia–sessions 13-15 … Continue reading

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