Articles from the Dictionary of Virginia Biography


Adams, John H. (ca. 1848–1934)


Adams, Pauline (1874–1957)


Aggie, Mary (fl. 1728–1731)


Aiken, Archibald Murphey (1888–1971)


Alfriend, Edward M. (1837–1901)


Allan, Edgar (1842–1904)


Allan, William (1837–1889)


Allen, Arthur (1608–1669)


Allen, Arthur (ca. 1652–1710)


Allerton, Isaac (ca. 1630–1702)


Ambler, James M. (1848–1881)


Amherst, Sir Jeffery (1717–1797)


Anderson, Joseph Reid (1813–1892)


Anderson, Peyton E. (ca. 1857–1950)


Anderson, William A. (1842–1930)


Andrews, V. C. (1923–1986)


Andrews, William H. (b. ca. 1839)


Andros, Sir Edmund (1637–ca. 1714)


Ann (fl. 1706–1712)


Archer, Edinboro (ca. 1849–1907)


Archer, Fletcher H. (1817–1902)


Argall, Samuel (bap. 1580–1626)


Armistead, John (fl. 1650s–1690s)


Armstrong, Samuel Chapman (1839–1893)


Ash, William H. (1859–1908)


Ashuaquid (fl. 1607)


Atwell, Joseph Sandiford (1831–1881)


Aulick, John H. (ca. 1791–1873)


Babcock, Lemuel E. (1809–1897)


Bacon, Nathaniel (1647–1676)


Bacon, Nathaniel (bap. 1620–1692)


Bagby, George William (1828–1883)


Bailey, Odessa Pittard (1906–1994)


Baldwin, John Brown (1820–1873)


Banister, John (1649 or 1650–1692)


Banks, William Lester (1911–1986)


Barbour, John S. (1820–1892)


Barrett, James D. (1833–1903)


Barron, Samuel (1809–1888)


Baskervill, Britton (1863–1892)


Basse, Nathaniel (bap. 1589–1654)


Batte, Thomas (fl. 1630s–1690s)


Bayne, Thomas (ca. 1824–1888)


Beale, R. L. T. (1819–1893)


Beall, John Y. (1835–1865)


Bell, John Hendren (1883–1934)


Bennett, Richard (bap. 1609–ca. 1675)


Berkeley, Frances Culpeper Stephens (1634–ca. 1695)


Berkeley, John (ca. 1560–1622)


Berkeley, Norborne, baron de Botetourt (1717–1770)


Berkeley, Sir William (1605–1677)


Berry, Sir John (baptized 1636–1690)


Beverley, Robert (bap. 1635–1687)


Beverley, Robert (d. 1722)


Billy (fl. 1770s–1780s)


Binga, Anthony, Jr. (1843–1919)


Black, Aline Elizabeth (1906–1974)


Black, Leonard A. (1820–1883)


Blackford, W. W. (1831–1905)


Blackwell, James Heyward (ca. 1864–1931)


Blaikley, Catherine Kaidyee (ca. 1695–1771)


Blair, Francis Simpson (1839–1899)


Blair, James (ca. 1655–1743)


Blair, John (ca. 1687–1771)


Blair, Lewis Harvie (1834–1916)


Blair, Robert William (1873–1924)


Bland, Anna Bennett (d. 1687)


Bland, Edward (bap. 1614–1652)


Bland, Edward David (1848–1927)


Bland, James William D. (1844–1870)


Bland, Richard (1710–1776)


Bohun, Lawrence (d. 1621)


Boland, Robert J. (1850–1918)


Bolling, Phillip S. (ca. 1849–1892)


Bolling, Robert (1738–1775)


Bolling, Samuel P. (1819–1900)


Bolling, Stith (1835–1916)


Booker, George William (1821–1884)


Boothe, Armistead L. (1907–1990)


Boothe, Gardner Lloyd (1872–1964)


Borden, Benjamin (1675–1743)


Bouldin, Powhatan (1830–1907)


Bouldin, Wood (1838–1911)


Bowden, Henry M. (1819–1871)


Bowden, Thomas Russell (1841–1893)


Bowler, John Andrew (1862–1935)


Bowser, Rosa L. Dixon (1855–1931)


Bragg, George Freeman (1863–1940)


Branch, James Read (1828–1869)


Branch, Tazewell (1828–1925)


Braxton, A. Caperton (1862–1914)


Braxton, Carter (1736–1797)


Braxton, Carter Moore (1836–1898)


Breckinridge, Cary (1839–1918)


Breedlove, William (ca. 1820–1871)


Brent, George (ca. 1640–by 1700)


Brent, Giles (ca. 1652–1679)


Bridges, Charles (bap. 1672–1747)


Bristow, Joseph Allen (1838–1903)


Brock, Sarah Ann (1831–1911)


Brooks, Albert Royal (c. 1817–1881)


Brooks, Lucy Goode (1818–1900)


Brooks, Robert Peel (1853–1882)


Brown, Edward Wellington (d. 1929)


Brown, George O. (1852–1910)


Brown, Goodman (1840–1929)


Brown, Henry Box (1815 or 1816–after February 26, 1889)


Brown, John (ca. 1830–after 1900)


Brown, Thomas Henry (1864–1952)


Browne, William Washington (1849–1897)


Bryan, C. Braxton (1852–1922)


Bryan, Daniel (ca. 1789–1866)


Bryan, John Stewart (1871–1944)


Bryan, Joseph III (1904–1993)


Buchanan, Archibald C. (1890–1979)


Buck, Carrie Elizabeth (1906–1983)


Bucke, Richard (1581 or 1582–ca. 1624)


Burch, Thomas Granville (1869–1951)


Burnham, Horace Blois (1824–1894)


Burns, Anthony (1834–1862)


Burwell, Carter (1716–1756)


Burwell, Lewis (1651 or 1652–1710)


Burwell, Lewis (1711 or 1712–1756)


Burwell, Lewis (bap. 1622–ca. 1652)


Burwell, Lewis (d. 1743)


Burwell, Lewis (d. by 1779)


Burwell, Lucy (1683–1716)


Burwell, Nathaniel (1750–1814)


Burwell, Robert (1720–1777)


Butt, Israel LaFayette (1848–1916)


Butt, Martha Haines (1833–1871)


Button, Robert Young (1899–1977)


Butts, Evelyn Thomas (1924–1993)


Byrd, Mary Willing (1740–1814)


Byrd, William (1674–1744)


Byrd, William (1728–1777)


Byrd, William (ca. 1652–1704)


Cabell, James Branch (1879–1958)


Calthorpe, Christopher (ca. 1560–1662)


Cameron, William Evelyn (1842–1927)


Camm, John (bap. 1717–1779)


Campbell, Preston White (1874–1954)


Canada, David (fl. 1867–1869)


Capps, William (fl. 1609–1630)


Carlile, John S. (1817–1878)


Carpenter, Miles Burkholder (1889–1985)


Carr, David Green (1809–1883)


Carr, Peter (1770–1815)


Carter, Charles (1732–1796)


Carter, Charles (1732–1806)


Carter, Charles (ca. 1707–1764)


Carter, Edward (d. by 1682)


Carter, James B. (ca. 1816–1870)


Carter, John (1695 or 1696–1742)


Carter, John (ca. 1613–1670)


Carter, Landon (1710–1778)


Carter, Peter Jacob (1845–1886)


Carter, Robert (1728–1804)


Carter, Robert (ca. 1664–1732)


Carter, Robert Randolph (1825–1888)


Carter, William Richard (1833–1864)


Caruthers, William Alexander (1802–1846)


Carver, William (d. 1676)


Cary, Henry (ca. 1650–by 1720)


Cary, Miles (bap. 1623–1667)


Chalmers, Anna Maria Mead (1809–1891)


Chaloner, John Armstrong (1862–1935)


Chamberlaine, William W. (1836–1923)


Chappell, John Taylor (1845–1915)


Charity, Ruth LaCountess Harvey Wood (1924–1996)


Chauco (fl. 1622–1623)


Cheesman, Edmund (d. 1677)


Cheesman, John (ca. 1598–by 1665)


Chicheley, Sir Henry (1614 or 1615–1683)


Chiles, Walter (1609–after July 6, 1653)


Chilton, Edward (1658–1707)


Chilton, Samuel (1805–1867)


Christian, William S. (1830–1910)


Churchhill, William (1649–1710)


Claiborne, William (1600–1679)


Clark, Matt (ca. 1844–after 1892)


Clayton, John (1656 or 1657–1725)


Clayton, John (1695–1773)


Clayton, John (ca. 1666–1737)


Clements, James H. (1831–1900)


Cline, Patsy (1932–1963)


Cochran, Herbert G. (1885–1969)


Cockacoeske (d. by July 1, 1686)


Cocke, Edmund R. (1841–1922)


Cocke, Philip St. George (1809–1861)


Cocke, William (1672–1720)


Cole, William (1638 or 1639–1694)


Coleman, Asa (d. after February 24, 1893)


Collins, Johnson (1847–1906)


Colston, Raleigh Edward(1825–1896)


Commodore, Aaron (1819 or 1820–1892)


Conn, Raphael M. (1805–1887)


Connor, Miles (d. 1893)


Conrad, Thomas Nelson (1837–1905)


Cook, Fields (ca. 1817–1897)


Cook, George Major (1860–1930)


Cooke, Giles Buckner (1838–1937)


Cooke, John Esten (1830–1886)


Cooke, Philip Pendleton (1816–1850)


Cooke, Philip St. George (1809–1895)


Cooper, Esther Georgia Irving (1881–1970)


Cooper, Susannah Sanders (d. after June 9, 1751)


Copeland, Joseph (d. after April 22, 1691)


Copeland, Walter Scott (1856–1928)


Corbin, Percy Casino (1888–1952)


Corbyn, Henry (1628 or 1629–ca. 1676)


Corey, Charles Henry (1834–1899)


Cornish, Richard alias Richard Williams (d. after January 3, 1625)


Cotton, Ann (fl. 1650s–1670s)


Cotton, John (d. after October 24, 1683)


Cowan, George R. (1837–1904)


Cox, Earnest Sevier (1880–1966)


Cox, Henry (1832–after 1910)


Cox, Joseph (ca. 1835–1880)


Cox, Lucy Ann White (d. 1891)


Craford, William (d. by April 15, 1762)


Crawford, Robert B. (1895–1973)


Crewes, James (1622 or 1623–1677)


Cromwell, John Wesley (1846–1927)


Crutchfield, Stapleton (1835–1865)


Culpeper, Thomas, second baron Culpeper of Thoresway (1635–1689)


Curry, J. L. M. (1825–1903)


Curtiss, Gaston G. (1819–1872)


Custalow, George F. Thunder Cloud (1865–1949)


Custis, Daniel Parke (1711–1757)


Custis, John (1678–1749)


Custis, John (ca. 1629–1696)


Custis, John (ca. 1654–1714)


Dabbs, Isaac (ca. 1848–after 1910)


Dabney, John (ca. 1824–1900)


Dabney, Robert Lewis (1820–1898)


Dabney, Virginius (1901–1995)


Dale, Sir Thomas (d. 1619)


Dandridge, William (1689–1744)


Daniel, John Warwick (1842–1910)


Daniel, Raleigh Travers (1805–1877)


Daniel, Wilbur Clarence Dan (1914–1988)


Daniels, Edward Dwight (1828–1916)


Davies, Samuel (1723–1761)


Davis, Augustine (c. 1752 or 1753–1825)


Davis, Harry B. (1893–1987)


Dawson, Thomas (1715–1760)


Dean, Jennie Serepta (1848–1913)


DeJarnette, Joseph Spencer (1866–1957)


Denny, Collins (1899–1964)


Digges, Edward (1621–1675)


Dinwiddie, Emily Wayland (1879–1949)


Downes, Elizabeth James Morris (1886–1968)


Drummond, William (d. 1677)


Drysdale, Hugh (1672 or 1673–1726)


Duckworth, W. Fred (1899–1972)


Duncan, Pauline Adelaide Haislip (1888–1973)


Dunmore, John Murray, fourth earl of (ca. 1730–1809)


Dure, Leon S. (1907–1993)


Dyer, Carrie Victoria (1839–1921)


Echols, Edward (1849–1914)


Everett, John R. (1918–1992)


Fauquier, Francis (bap. 1703–1768)


Fay, Lydia Mary (ca. 1804–1878)


Fenwick, Charles R. (1900–1969)


Harvey, Sir John (ca. 1581 or 1582–by 1650)


Howard, Francis, fifth baron Howard of Effingham (bap. 1643–1695)


Johnson, Henry (1842–1922)


Jones, Sarah Garland Boyd (1866–1905)


Keppel, William Anne, second earl of Albemarle (1702–1754)


Lipscomb, James F. (1830–1893)


Nickens, Armistead S. (1836–1906)


Tyler, John (1790–1862)


West, Thomas, twelfth baron De La Warr (1576–1618)