Tag Archives: Virginia

Thomas Lawson Barraud (26 May 1828-15 Oct. 1863)

Thomas Lawson Barraud was the son of Dr. Daniel Cary Barraud (1790-1867), of Norfolk, VA, and his wife, Mary Lawson (Chandler) Barraud (1798-1876). Thomas Barraud attended the University of Virginia only for session 26 (1849-1850). While there he studied Law. … Continue reading

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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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Robert Park Alexander (1 Nov. 1838-Feb. 7 1908)

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

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The Killing of Professor Davis

A list of recent articles about the killing of Professor John A. G. Davis at U.Va. in 1841. “A masked shooter. A campus killing. And a manhunt 159 years before Columbine,” by Michael S. Rosenwald. Washington Post, April 20, 2018. … 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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