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Charles William Cary (20 Sep 1826-23 Aug 1852)

Charles William Cary was the son of Captain Cyrus Cary (1794-1832) of Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia), and his wife Mary Skiles Arbuckle. (FindaGrave.com) Cyrus Cary was a member of the Virginia Legislature from Greenbrier County in the … Continue reading

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Richard Justin McCarty (12 Mar. 1851-16 Jun. 1934)

This branch of the McCarty family was descended from Patrick McCarty of Hampshire County, Virginia, through his son Col. Edward McCarty.  Col. Edward’s son Edward was Richard Justin McCarty’s grandfather. His father, Edward McCarty the younger’s son, was Col. Joseph Cresap McCarty, a … Continue reading

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Wilson Cary Selden Alexander (8 Feb. 1836-29 Jan. 1859)

Cary Selden Alexander, as he was called, was the son of Dr. William Fontaine Alexander (1811-1862), and his first wife, Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn Washington (1817-1850). The family moved to Walnut Hill in Jefferson County, VA, when their first two … Continue reading

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Rutherford Wysong (28 Jul. 1833-28 Apr. 1875)

Rutherford Wysong was born in Shephardstown, Virginia (now West Virginia). His parents were John Wysong (1800-1885) and his wife, Helen M. Hebb (1819-1868). They are both buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Shephardstown, WV. Rutherford attended the University of Virginia in … 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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