Articles from the Dictionary of Virginia Biography


Adair, Cornelia Storrs (1884–1962)


Adams, John H. (ca. 1848–1934)


Adams, Pauline (1874–1957)


Addison, Lucy (1861–1937)


Aggie, Mary (fl. 1728–1731)


Aiken, Archibald M. (1888–1971)


Alfriend, Edward M. (1837–1901)


Allan, Edgar (1842–1904)


Allan, William (1837–1889)


Allen, Arthur (1608–1669)


Allen, Arthur (ca. 1652–1710)


Allen, Joseph (ca. 1836–after 1905)


Allerton, Isaac (ca. 1630–1702)


Ambler, James M. (1848–1881)


Amherst, Sir Jeffery (1717–1797)


Anderson, Joseph R. (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)


Archer, Gabriel (ca. 1574–ca. 1610)


Argall, Samuel (bap. 1580–1626)


Armistead, John (fl. 1650s–1690s)


Armistead, John M. (1852–1929)


Armstrong, Samuel Chapman (1839–1893)


Ash, William H. (1859–1908)


Ashuaquid (fl. 1607)


Atwell, Joseph S. (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, W. 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)


Bassette, Andrew W. E. (1857–1942)


Batte, Thomas (fl. 1630s–1690s)


Bayne, Thomas (ca. 1824–1888)


Beach, S. Ferguson (1828–1893)


Beale, R. L. T. (1819–1893)


Beall, John Y. (1835–1865)


Beazley, Roy C. (1902–1985)


Bell, John H. (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)


Biggs, Walter J. (1886–1968)


Billy (fl. 1770s–1780s)


Binga, Anthony, Jr. (1843–1919)


Black, Aline E. (1906–1974)


Black, Leonard A. (1820–1883)


Blackford, W. W. (1831–1905)


Blackwell, James H. (ca. 1864–1931)


Blaettermann, George (1782–1850)


Blaikley, Catherine Kaidyee (ca. 1695–1771)


Blair, Francis S. (1839–1899)


Blair, James (ca. 1655–1743)


Blair, John (ca. 1687–1771)


Blair, Lewis H. (1834–1916)


Blair, Robert W. (1873–1924)


Bland, Anna Bennett (d. 1687)


Bland, Edward (bap. 1614–1652)


Bland, Edward D. (1848–1927)


Bland, Giles (bap. 1647–1677)


Bland, J. W. D. (1844–1870)


Bland, Richard (1710–1776)


Bland, Theodorick (bap. 1630–1672)


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)


Bonnycastle, Charles (1796–1840)


Booker, George William (1821–1884)


Boothe, Armistead L. (1907–1990)


Boothe, Gardner L. (1872–1964)


Borden, Benjamin (1675–1743)


Bouldin, Powhatan (1830–1907)


Bouldin, Wood (1838–1911)


Bowden, Henry M. (1819–1871)


Bowden, Thomas R. (1841–1893)


Bowler, J. Andrew (1862–1935)


Bowser, Rosa L. Dixon (1855–1931)


Bragg, George F. (1863–1940)


Branch, James Read (1828–1869)


Branch, Tazewell (1828–1925)


Braxton, A. Caperton (1862–1914)


Braxton, Carter (1736–1797)


Braxton, Carter M. (1836–1898)


Breckinridge, Cary (1839–1918)


Breckinridge, James (1763–1833)


Breedlove, William (ca. 1820–1871)


Brent, George (ca. 1640–by 1700)


Brent, Giles (ca. 1652–1679)


Bridges, Charles (bap. 1672–1747)


Brisby, William H. (1836–1916)


Bristow, Joseph A. (1838–1903)


Brock, Sarah Ann (1831–1911)


Brodnax, William H. (ca. 1786–1834)


Brooks, Albert R. (c. 1817–1881)


Brooks, Lucy Goode (1818–1900)


Brooks, Robert Peel (1853–1882)


Brown, Edward W. (d. 1929)


Brown, George O. (1852–1910)


Brown, Goodman (1840–1929)


Brown, Henry Box (1815 or 1816–1897)


Brown, John (ca. 1830–after 1900)


Brown, Thomas H. (1864–1952)


Browne, William Washington (1849–1897)


Bruce, Philip Alexander (1856–1933)


Bryan, Albert V. (1899–1984)


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 (1906–1983)


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


Buckland, William (1734–by December 15, 1774)


Burch, T. G. (1869–1951)


Burnham, Horace B. (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 L. (1848–1916)


Butt, Martha Haines (1833–1871)


Button, Robert Y. (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, J. L. (1813–1889)


Cabell, James Branch (1879–1958)


Cabell, Joseph C. (1778–1856)


Callender, James Thomson (1757 or 1758–1803)


Calthorpe, Christopher (ca. 1560–1662)


Cameron, William E. (1842–1927)


Camm, John (bap. 1717–1779)


Campbell, Preston W. (1874–1954)


Canada, David (fl. 1867–1869)


Capps, William (fl. 1609–1630)


Carlile, John S. (1817–1878)


Carpenter, Miles B. (1889–1985)


Carr, David Green (1809–1883)


Carr, Peter (1770–1815)


Carrington, Isaac H. (1827–1887)


Carter, A. P. (1891–1960)


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, Maybelle (1909–1978)


Carter, Peter Jacob (1845–1886)


Carter, Robert (1728–1804)


Carter, Robert (ca. 1664–1732)


Carter, Robert Randolph (1825–1888)


Carter, Sara (1898–1979)


Carter, William Richard (1833–1864)


Caruthers, William Alexander (1802–1846)


Carver, William (d. 1676)


Cary, Archibald (1721–1787)


Cary, Henry (ca. 1650–by 1720)


Cary, Henry (d. by 1750)


Cary, Miles (bap. 1623–1667)


Cary, Miles (d. 1709)


Chalmers, Anna Maria Mead (1809–1891)


Chaloner, John Armstrong (1862–1935)


Chamberlaine, William W. (1836–1923)


Chambers, Edward R. (1795–1872)


Chappell, John T. (1845–1915)


Charity, Ruth LaCountess Harvey Wood (1924–1996)


Chauco (fl. 1622–1623)


Cheesman, Edmund (d. 1677)


Cheesman, John (ca. 1598–by 1665)


Chenery, Christopher T. (1886–1973)


Chicheley, Sir Henry (1614 or 1615–1683)


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


Chilton, Edward (1658–1707)


Chilton, Samuel (1805–1867)


Christian, James S. (1918–1982)


Christian, William S. (1830–1910)


Churchhill, William (1649–1710)


Claiborne, William (1600–1679)


Clark, Adèle (1882–1983)


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, John Hartwell (1780–1866)


Cocke, Philip St. George (1809–1861)


Cocke, William (1672–1720)


Cole, George William (d. after June 10, 1880)


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)


Cootes, F. Graham (1879–1960)


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


Copeland, Walter S. (1856–1928)


Corbin, Percy C. (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)


Crump, Josiah (ca. 1838–1890)


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, Dan (1914–1988)


Daniel, John Warwick (1842–1910)


Daniel, Raleigh T. (1805–1877)


Daniels, Edward D. (1828–1916)


Darden, Colgate W. (1897–1981)


Davies, Samuel (1723–1761)


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


Davis, Cephas L. (ca. 1839–1907)


Davis, D. Webster (1862–1913)


Davis, Harry B. (1893–1987)


Davis, John A. G. (1802–1840)


Davis, John H. (d. 1896)


Davis, Marion E. (1862–1946)


Davis, Noah (1804–1867)


Davis, Westmoreland (1859–1942)


Davis, William Roscoe (d. ca. 1904)


Dawson, John M. (1829–1913)


Dawson, Thomas (1715–1760)


Dean, Jennie Serepta (1848–1913)


DeJarnette, Joseph S. (1866–1957)


Delaney, McDowell (ca. 1844–after 1924)


Denny, Collins (1899–1964)


Dew, Thomas R. (1802–1846)


Dickey, William R. (1823–1903)


Digges, Edward (1621–1675)


Dillard, J. H. (1856–1940)


Dinsmore, James (1771 or 1772–1830)


Dinwiddie, Emily Wayland (1879–1949)


Dinwiddie, Robert (1692–1770)


Dobie, Armistead M. (1881–1962)


Dodge, Sanford M. (ca. 1820–1870)


Dodson, Amos A. (1856–1888)


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)


Dungee, Shed (1831–1900)


Dungey, Jesse (ca. 1820–1884)


Dunglison, Robley (1798–1869)


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


Dure, Leon S. (1907–1993)


Dyer, Carrie Victoria (1839–1921)


Eastham, John B. (ca. 1828–1869)


Echols, Edward (1849–1914)


Eddy, C. Vernon (1877–1963)


Edmundson, Isaac (ca. 1840–1927)


Edwards, Ballard T. (ca. 1828–1881)


Edwards, Tommy (1922–1969)


Emmet, John Patten (1796–1842)


Eppes, John Wayles (1772–1823)


Evans, Joseph P. (1835–1889)


Evans, William D. (ca. 1831–1900)


Evans, William W. (d. 1892)


Everett, John R. (1918–1992)


Farmer, Frances (1909–1993)


Farmer, James (1920–1999)


Farr, R. R. (1845–1892)


Farrar, Joseph E. (1830–1892)


Faulcon, William (1841–by 1904)


Fauquier, Francis (bap. 1703–1768)


Fay, Lydia Mary (ca. 1804–1878)


Fayerman, George (d. 1890)


Fenwick, Charles R. (1900–1969)


Field, James Gaven (1826–1902)


Fields, James A. (1844–1903)


Fitzgerald, H. R. (1873–1931)


Fitzgerald, T. B. (1840–1929)


Fitzhugh, George (1806–1881)


Flemings, L. R. (d. 1937)


Gooch, Sir William (1681–1751)


Green, Armistead (d. 1892)


Hamor, Ralph (bap. 1589–by October 11, 1626)


Harris, Alfred W. (1853–1920)


Harris, J. D. (ca. 1833–1884)


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


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


Hunnicutt, James W. (1814–1880)


Jefferson, Thomas (1743–1826)


Johnson, Henry (1842–1922)


Jones, Peter K. (ca. 1834–1895)


Jones, Sarah Garland Boyd (1866–1905)


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


Lafayette, James (ca. 1748–1830)


Langston, John Mercer (1829–1897)


Lindsey, Lewis (1843–1908)


Lipscomb, James F. (1830–1893)


Manly, Ralza M. (1822–1897)


Massey, John E. (1819–1901)


Morgan, Peter G. (1817–1890)


Nickens, Armistead S. (1836–1906)


Norton, Daniel M., later Daniel McNorton (d. 1918)


Norton, F. S. (d. 1893)


Norton, Robert (d. by October 17, 1898)


Perkins, Caesar (1839–1910)


Perkins, Fountain M. (1816 or 1817–1896)


Riddleberger, Harrison H. (1843–1890)


Robinson, John (1705–1766)


Robinson, John (1825 or 1826–1908)


Ruffin, Robert D. (1842–1916)


Ruffner, William Henry (1824–1908)


Russell, James Solomon (1857–1935)


Schele De Vere, Maximilian (1820–1898)


Seaton, George Lewis (ca. 1822–1881)


Taylor, James T. S. (1840–1918)


Teamoh, George (1818–after 1887)


Toler, Burwell (ca. 1822–1880)


Tyler, John (1790–1862)


Underwood, John C. (1809–1873)


Wells, Henry Horatio (1823–1900)


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

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