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African-Americans in the Dictionary of Virginia Biography

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Name Life Dates Volume and
Page Numbers
Race Residence
Abrams, Joseph1791-
4 June 1854
Volume 1, pages 13-14African
American
Richmond City
Adams, John Henryca. January 1848-
5 March 1934
Volume 1, pages 29-30African
American
Richmond City
Addison, Lucy8 December 1861-
13 November 1937
Volume 1, pages 38-39African
American
Roanoke City
Aggie, Maryfl. 1728-
1731
Volume 1, pages 42-43African
American
Williamsburg City
Alexander, Fleming Emory14 April 1888-
13 December 1980
Volume 1, pages 57-58African
American
Roanoke City
Allen, BeverlyAugust 1859-
1918
Volume 1, pages 76African
American
King William County
Allen, John Christopher25 December 1876-
26 December 1953
Volume 1, pages 90-91African
American
Newport News City
Allen, Josephca. 1836-
after 1905
Volume 1, pages 93-94African
American
Richmond City
Allen, Madison Crencha24 June 1890-
31 March 1968
Volume 1, pages 94-95African
American
Lynchburg City
Allen, Oscar James4 March 1889-
1 July 1942
Volume 1, pages 95-96African
American
Norfolk City
Alston, David Daniel13 February 1891-
8 November 1974
Volume 1, pages 110-111African
American
Norfolk City
Anderson, Peyton Everettca. 1857-
24 December 1950
Volume 1, pages 149-150African
American
Prince Edward County
Andrews, William H.b. ca. 1839Volume 1, pages 171-173African
American
Surry County
Archer, EdinboroJuly 1849?-
3 December 1907
Volume 1, pages 187-188African
American
Richmond City
Armistead, John Maurice1 March 1852-
3 December 1929
Volume 1, pages 202-204African
American
Portsmouth City
Ash, William Horace15 May 1859-
14 February 1908
Volume 1, pages 222-223African
American
Nottoway County
Ashe, Arthur Robert10 July 1943-
6 February 1993
Volume 1, pages 226-228African
American
Richmond City
Ashe, Victor Joseph4 February 1915-
9 March 1974
Volume 1, pages 228-230African
American
Norfolk City
Atwell, Joseph Sandiford1 July 1831-
8 October 1881
Volume 1, pages 246African
American
Petersburg City
Bagnall, Idelia W. M. Johnson8 September 1872-
8 May 1931
Volume 1, pages 281-282African
American
Norfolk City
Baker, Clara Olivia Byrd22 June 1886-
20 October 1979
Volume 1, pages 288-289African
American
Williamsburg City
Baldwin, Dana Olden20 March 1881-
9 November 1972
Volume 1, pages 298African
American
Martinsville City
Banks, Walter Scott13 December 1885-
17 October 1970
Volume 1, pages 320-321African
American
Richmond City
Banks, William Lester2 April 1911-
2 November 1986
Volume 1, pages 321-323African
American
Richmond City
Barco, John William25 June 1877-
2 August 1964
Volume 1, pages 340-341African
American
Richmond City
Barrett, James D.April 1833-
1903
Volume 1, pages 356-357African
American
Fluvanna County
Barrett, Janie Porter9 August 1865-
27 August 1948
Volume 1, pages 357-359African
American
Hampton City
Hanover County
Baskervill, BrittonOctober 1863-
25 April 1892
Volume 1, pages 378-379African
American
Mecklenburg County
Bassette, Andrew William ErnestNovember 1857-
7 August 1942
Volume 1, pages 388-389African
American
Hampton City
Batte, Archibaldd. by 12 April 1830Volume 1, pages 390African
American
Chesterfield County
Bayne, Thomasca. 1824-
5 July 1888
Volume 1, pages 409-411African
American
Norfolk City
Berry, Llewellyn Longfellow26 February 1876-
23 November 1954
Volume 1, pages 462-463African
American
Portsmouth City
Billyfl. 1770s-
1780s
Volume 1, pages 490-491African
American
Prince William County
Billy or Blind Billyca. 1805-
19 April 1855
Volume 1, pages 491-492African
American
Lynchburg City
Binga, Anthony1 June 1843-
21 January 1919
Volume 1, pages 495-497African
American
Richmond City
Black, Aline Elizabeth23 March 1906-
22 August 1974
Volume 1, pages 510-511African
American
Norfolk City
Black, Leonard A.8 March 1820-
28 April 1883
Volume 1, pages 513-514African
American
Petersburg City
Blackwell, James Heywardca. 5 February 1864-
14 October 1931
Volume 1, pages 528-529African
American
Richmond City
Bland, Edward DavidOctober 1848-
13 February 1927
Volume 2, pages 6-7African
American
Prince George County
Bland, James William D.27 February 1844-
27 April 1870
Volume 2, pages 8-10African
American
Prince Edward County
Boland, Robert J.23 October 1850-
16 November 1918
Volume 2, pages 55-56African
American
Roanoke City
Bolden, Carrie J. Clarkeca. 1869-
11 April 1973
Volume 2, pages 56-57African
American
Newport News City
Bolling, Leslie Garland16 September 1898-
27 September 1955
Volume 2, pages 62-64African
American
Richmond City
Bolling, Phillip S.ca. 1849-
18 April 1892
Volume 2, pages 66-67African
American
Prince Edward County
Bolling, Samuel P.10 January 1819-
8 February 1900
Volume 2, pages 69-71African
American
Cumberland County
Bond, William Langhorne12 November 1893-
16 July 1985
Volume 2, pages 75-76African
American
Fauquier County
Booker, Matilda V. Mosley18 September 1887-
27 June 1957
Volume 2, pages 85-86African
American
Cumberland County
Mecklenburg County
Bouey, Elizabeth A. Coles14 November 1890-
5 February 1957
Volume 2, pages 118-119African
American
Richmond City
Bowler, John Andrew1 March 1862-
7 October 1935
Volume 2, pages 140-142African
American
Richmond City
Bowling, Richard Hausber4 September 1864-
26 July 1913
Volume 2, pages 146-147African
American
Norfolk City
Bowling, Richard Hausber24 October 1891-
28 December 1961
Volume 2, pages 147-148African
American
Norfolk City
Bowser, Mary Elizabethfl. 1860sVolume 2, pages 159-160African
American
Richmond City
Bowser, Rosa L. Dixon7 January 1855-
7 February 1931
Volume 2, pages 160-162African
American
Richmond City
Bradshaw, Booker Talmadge26 February 1904-
29 December 1984
Volume 2, pages 182-184African
American
Richmond City
Bragg, George Freeman25 January 1863-
12 March 1940
Volume 2, pages 187-189African
American
Petersburg City
Branch, Tazewell13 May 1828-
30 April 1925
Volume 2, pages 195-196African
American
Prince Edward County
Breedlove, Williamca. 1820-
15 June 1871
Volume 2, pages 212-213African
American
Essex County
Brisby, William HenryAugust 1836-
16 November 1916
Volume 2, pages 234-235African
American
New Kent County
Brooks, Albert Royalca. 1817-
15 July 1881
Volume 2, pages 269-270African
American
Richmond City
Brooks, John Mitchell1 September 1917-
8 August 1980
Volume 2, pages 270-272African
American
Richmond City
Brooks, Lucy Goode13 September 1818-
7 October 1900
Volume 2, pages 272-273African
American
Richmond City
Brooks, Lyman Beecher27 May 1910-
20 April 1984
Volume 2, pages 273-274African
American
Norfolk City
Brooks, Robert Peel29 October 1853-
10 October 1882
Volume 2, pages 274-276African
American
Richmond City
Brown, Abramd. August 1840Volume 2, pages 277-279African
American
Charles City County
Brown, Charles Edward24 September 1888-
30 June 1975
Volume 2, pages 284-286African
American
York County
Brown, Edward C.ca. July 1877-
24 January 1928
Volume 2, pages 287-288African
American
Newport News City
Brown, Edward Wellingtond. 15 September 1929Volume 2, pages 290-291African
American
Richmond City
Brown, George O.August 1852-
17 May 1910
Volume 2, pages 291-292African
American
Richmond City
Brown, George William Clement1 May 1895-
3 January 1973
Volume 2, pages 292-293African
American
Norfolk City
Brown, Goodman24 July 1840-
4 July 1929
Volume 2, pages 293-294African
American
Surry County
Brown, Henry Box1815 or 1816-
after 9 May 1878
Volume 2, pages 294-296African
American
Richmond City
Brown, Johnca. January 1830-
after 19 June 1900
Volume 2, pages 305-306African
American
Southampton County
Brown, Samuel Allen27 February 1876-
25 December 1960
Volume 2, pages 310-312African
American
Petersburg City
Brown, Thomas Henry4 January 1864-
8 February 1952
Volume 2, pages 312-313African
American
Petersburg City
Browne, William Washington20 October 1849-
21 December 1897
Volume 2, pages 324-326African
American
Richmond City
Bunn, Benjamin Franklin11 February 1906-
1 December 1989
Volume 2, pages 394-395African
American
Charlottesville City
Burke, Emmett Carroll5 January 1875-
26 December 1953
Volume 2, pages 402-404African
American
Richmond City
Burns, Anthony31 May 1834-
27 July 1862
Volume 2, pages 417-418African
American
Stafford County
Richmond City
Burrell, Isaac David10 March 1865-
21 March 1914
Volume 2, pages 419-420African
American
Roanoke City
Burrell, William Patrick25 November 1865-
18 March 1952
Volume 2, pages 420-422African
American
Richmond City
Butt, Israel LaFayette3 May 1848-
22 January 1916
Volume 2, pages 442-443African
American
Norfolk City
Butts, Evelyn Thomas22 May 1924-
11 March 1993
Volume 2, pages 449-450African
American
Norfolk City
Byrd, David Wellington1 November 1868-
6 July 1945
Volume 2, pages 452-454African
American
Norfolk City
Canada, Davidfl. 1867-
1869
Volume 2, pages 587-589African
American
Halifax County
Carter, James B.ca. 1816-
11 January 1870
Volume 3, pages 69-71African
American
Chesterfield County
Carter, James Thomas13 February 1874-
19 November 1959
Volume 3, pages 71-72African
American
Richmond City
Carter, Peter Jacob29 May 1845-
19 July 1886
Volume 3, pages 81-84African
American
Northampton County
Cary, Lottca. 1780-
10 November 1828
Volume 3, pages 109-111African
American
Richmond City
Charity, Ruth LaCountess Harvey Wood18 April 1924-
26 April 1996
Volume 3, pages 182-184African
American
Danville City
Alexandria City
Christian, James Samuel26 October 1918-
29 December 1982
Volume 3, pages 228-229African
American
Richmond City
Clark, Amanda Virginia ThomasJanuary 1869-
26 May 1952
Volume 3, pages 261-262African
American
Isle of Wight County
Newport News City
Clark, Mattb. ca. 1844Volume 3, pages 269-270African
American
Halifax County
Clark, Samuel Harris11 April 1885-
25 June 1979
Volume 3, pages 271-272African
American
Montgomery County
Roanoke City
Cole, George Williamd. after 10 June 1880Volume 3, pages 354-355African
American
Essex County
Coleman, Asad. after 24 February 1893Volume 3, pages 356-358African
American
Halifax County
Coleman, Reuben Turnerd. 14 February 1909Volume 3, pages 365-366African
American
Cumberland County
Colley, William Washington12 February 1847-
24 December 1909
Volume 3, pages 374-375African
American
Richmond City
Harrisonburg City
Collins, JohnsonAugust 1847-
3 November 1906
Volume 3, pages 379African
American
Brunswick County
Colson, Edna Meade7 October 1888-
17 January 1985
Volume 3, pages 384-385African
American
Petersburg City
Chesterfield County
Colson, James Major15 October 1855-
22 May 1909
Volume 3, pages 385-387African
American
Petersburg City
Dinwiddie County
Chesterfield County
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