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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
Richmond Standard, September 7, 14, 21, 1878. In 1649 there were twenty churches in Virginia, with ministers to each. There were also, besides other schools, a free school in Elizabeth City county amply endowed by bequest of Benjamin Symes in 1634—the first legacy for such purpose made by a resident of the American plantatious. A Perfect Description of Virginia, 1649, page 15. Force's Tracts, Volume II. Other free schools followed in the benefactions of Virginia planters — in Gloucester county in 1675, founded by Henry Peasley; in Yorktown in 1691, by Governor Francis Nicholson; Of this school Robert Leightonhouse, who died in 1701, was the first teacher. The school-house was standing in Yorktown at the beginning of our late war. in Westmoreand in 1700, by William Horton; in Accomac in 1710, by Samuel Sanford; in Elizabeth City in 1730, by Thomas Eaton. In 1700 there were five schools in Henrico county. Beverley, writing about the same period, states: There are large
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Oil-Cloth coat in which Jackson received his mortal wound. (search)
home in Fluvanna county in November, 1864 (upon a wounded furlough), and took the opportunity to visit my sister, who was then refugeeing in Goochland county. Just across James river, in Powhatan county, near Belmead, my father had rented a farm in conjunction with Major J. Horace Lacy, who owned a large part of the battle-field of Chancellorsville. To this place, as one of the greater security, they had both sent a number of their servants from their places in Spotsylvania and Gloucester counties, which had been overrun by the enemy. I went to this place to see my old colored friends, and there met a Mr. Jones, the overseer, who had come with Major Lacy's servants from the Wilderness, and who was in charge of this place. It was a rainy day, and some complaint being made of the disagreeable weather, Jones remarked that he had an oil-cloth overcoat which had kept him dry in pouring rain, all day. I instantly protested against such a treasure being left in the possession o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.29 (search)
ander, Colonel Thomas Lewis, Roanoke, Virginia. Quartermaster-General, Major Washington Taylor, Norfolk, Virginia. Inspector-General, Colonel Charles Syer, Portsmouth, Virginia. Chaplain-General, Rev. Beverley D. Tucker, Norfolk, Virginia. Surgeon-General, Dr. R. B. Stover, Richmond, Virginia. Appointments by the grand Commander. Adjutant-General, Captain Thomas Ellett, Richmond, Virginia. Aides-De-Camp. Comrade James N. Stubbs, Wood's X Roads, John R. Cooke Camp, Gloucester county, Virginia. Comrade J. E. Rockwell, A. P. Hill Camp, Petersburg, Virginia. Camps Composing the Grand Camp, their Location, Commanders, with Post-Office Address, are as follows. No. 1. R. E. Lee, No. 1, Richmond, Virginia, T. P. Pollard. No. 2. Maury, No. 2, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Thomas F. Procter, No. 3. Pickett-Buchanan, Norfolk, Virginia, Walter F. Irvine. No. 4. Stonewall, Portsmouth, Virginia, R. C. Marshall. No. 5. R. E. Lee, No. 2, Alexandria, Virginia, Will
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Lieut.-Colonel Francis W. Smith, C. S. A. (search)
as likely to be more useful to him at the front. General Lee declined to make the exchange, but when it became known to Captain Smith, after the opportunity was passed and he ardently desired more active service, General Lee advanced him to the grade of major and assigned him to the 41st Regiment Virginia Volunteers. He was given the command of Sewell's Point, the advanced post of Norfolk. Soon afterwards Major Smith married Miss Deans, daughter of Josiah Lilly Deans, esquire, of Gloucester county. From this marriage there were two children. The eldest, Francis Williamson, died before he completed his first year, and the second, Anna Maria Dandridge survived him. He was at Sewell's Point all the winter, and his battery was engaged in the great naval battle between the ironclad Virginia and the Federal fleet in Hampton Roads, March 8th, 1862. The provisional army of Virginia was soon afterwards merged into the Confederate States army. Norfolk was evacuated, and Major Smith
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The laying of the corner-stone of the monument to President Jefferson Davis, (search)
ain; Wor shipful J. A. Cosby, Grand Pursivant; Brother W. C. Wilkinson, Grand Tiler; Brother William Krause, Grand Steward. The Masonic marshals were: Most Worshipful William B. Taliaferro, P. G. M., Grand Marshal; Worshipful J. Thompson Brown, P. M., Assistant Grand Marshal; Right Worshipful William Gibson, Jr., D. D. G. M., Richmond, Va.; Worshipful Samuel W. Williams, P. M., Wytheville, Va.; Worshipful Julius Straus, P. M., Richmond, Va.; Worshipful Thomas S. Taliaferro, P. M., Gloucester county, Va.; Brother Garrett G. Gooch, Staunton, Virginia; Brother Charles H. Phillips, Richmond, Va. Grand Chaplain George H. Ray offered prayer. Grand Master's address. In confiding the implements of operative masonry to Brother Wilfred E. Cutshaw, the Engineer of the city of Richmond, the Grand Master said: Brother Cutshaw, as the Engineer of the city of Richmond, and as a member of the Committee on Designs for this monument, I confide to your hands the implements of operative mas
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The career of Wise's Brigade, 1861-5. (search)
The career of Wise's Brigade, 1861-5. An address Delivered by General Henry A. Wise, near Cappahoosic, Gloucester county, Virginia, about 1870. The following graphic address, is now first printed, from the original manuscript in the autogThe object appears to have been to secure funds to meet the cost of gathering together the remains of soldiers from Gloucester county, who died in defence of the South, and to duly mark their graves. A monument has been since erected at Gloucester ad the warp of our National history for quite a half century: Surviving Comrades of the Confederate War, of the County of Gloucester, Ladies and Gentlemen: The people of no section of the South were more self-sacrificing in their devotion to th and to these were added the 26th and 34th Regiments of Virginia, largely composed of men from the counties of Mathews, Gloucester, King and Queen and Essex. This reorganization was effected early in the spring of 1862, and we were soon posted to gu
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.43 (search)
enth Infantry, Abingdon. S. H. Hawes, Page's Virginia Battery, Richmond. F. King, Page's Virginia Battery, King William county. R. Massie, Cutshaw's Virginia Battery, Covesville. George F. Keiser, Fifth Infantry, Greenville. John T. Gannaway, Fiftieth Infantry, Chatham Hill. R. W. Legg, Fiftieth Infantry, Turkey Cove. R. S. Bowie, Thirty-seventh Infantry, Abingdon. F. Foussie, Twenty-fifth Infantry, Weston. W. L. Enos, Twenty-sixth Infantry, Wood's Cross Roads, Gloucester county. A. B. Cauthorn, Twenty-sixth Infantry, King and Queen Courthouse. John M Lambert, Fifty-second Infantry, Greenville. W. P. R. Leigh, Fifth Cavalry, Gloucester Courthouse. W. N. Hendrix, Twenty-fifth Infantry, Fairmount. John G. Brown, Forty-ninth Infantry, Front Royal. W. H. Hatcher, Forty-second Infantry, Liberty, W. B. Carder, Fourth Infantry, Marion, Smyth county. T. J. King, Forty-second Cavalry Battalion, Martinsville, Henry county. T. M. Gravely, Forty-secon
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
st, Gen. N. B.. Ability of, 45, 54. Frayser, Capt R. E.,369. Frazier's Farm, Battle of 98, 209, 211. Fredericksburg, Battle of, 96. Fugitive Slaves' Law, Author of, 190. Fulkerson, Col., Abram, 365. Gaines, E. W., 288. Gaines' Mill, Battle of, 97. Garland, Jr , Gen. Samuel, 157. Garrett. Col., killed, 171. Gettysburg Failure, Cause of the, 60. Georgia Battalion, Casualties in, April, 1865, Gibbs, Maj. W. H., 38. Gill, Sergeant-Maj W F., killed, 161. Gloucester County (Va.) Confederate dead of, I, 20. Goode, Col., J. Thomas, 3, 16. Gordon, A. C., 382. Gordon, Gen. John B., 105. Green, Lieut. J. M., 281. Gregg, Gen., Maxey, 107 Gregory Maj. W. F. C., 5. Grimball, Lieut., John, C. S. N., 116. Grimes, Gen., Bryan, 167. Groveton, Battle of, 99. Hagood, Gen. J., Brigade of, 13, 223. Hamilton, Col. D. H., 237. Hampton Roads Conference, by Hon. John H. Reagan, 68. Hare, Lt., killed, 357. Hare's Hill, Battle of, 175 Harpers' Fer
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Hon. James Mercer Garnett. (search)
Permit me then, sir, to read a brief sketch of the life of him whose portrait I entrust to your Honor's keeping. The Hon. James Mercer Garnett, of Elmwood, Essex county, Va., was born June 8th, 1770, the second child and oldest son of ten children. His father, Muscoe Garnett, of Essex county, was the son of James Garnett and Elizabeth Muscoe, his second wife, the daughter of Captain Salvator Muscoe, and was the only child of that marriage. He was the grandson of John Garnett, of Gloucester county, supposed to be first of the family that came from England to this country, although this is not certain, as the family records do not trace his ancestry further back. Muscoe Garnett, as his father before him, was a large landed proprietor, and built Elmwood before the Revolutionary War. During that war he was a member of the Committee of Safety for Essex County, which regulated the military affairs of the county. He, his father, and his son were vestrymen of Vawter's church, built i
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.34 (search)
Captain Thomas Jefferson Page. [from the Richmond, Va., Times, October 29, 1899.] How this intrepid officer Defied superior numbers. Two against the Stonewall. The Niagara and the Sacramento feared to give her Battle—Captain Craven, U. S. N., Court-Martialed for Cowardice. Died in Rome, Italy, October 26, 1899, Captain Thomas Jefferson Page, in the 92d year of his age. Captain, or as he was more familiarly known, Commodore Page, was born at Shelley, Gloucester county, and his boyhood was spent there. In 1827 he was appointed a cadet at the United States Naval Academy by President John Quincy Adams, in recognition of the services of his paternal and maternal grandfathers, Governor John Page and Thomas Nelson, Governor, of Yorktown, he being the son of Mann Page and Betsy Nelson. The United States Naval Academy was then a receiving ship stationed in the harbor of New York, and young Page was graduated with the honors of a class of forty-five members. He was then
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