Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Semmes” in chapter 1.38, section c.1.38.140, page 320 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25.:
...and commander of the Alabama. On the maternal side, Mr. Semmes' family were Welsh-Catholic.
His grandfathers were both extensive land owners in Charles county, Maryland.
Speaking of his mother, Mr. Semmes said:
She was a woman of great variety of information and sweetest culture.
Her strength of mind was remarkable, and this wonderful faculty she retained unimpaired up to the ripe age of eighty,...
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