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Contributors to the Dictionary of Virginia Biography

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    Abbot, W. W.
    • Cappon, Lester Jesse (18 September 1900-24 August 1981)
    Abbott, Carl
    • Ashburner, Charles Edward (9 May 1870-26 October 1932)
    Abercrombie, Janice L.
    • Bowles, Drury Wood Knight (29 January 1802-11 August 1885)
    Adams, Eunice A.
    • Adams, Jasper Lewis (27 October 1879-31 January 1973)
    • Adams, Andrew Washington (21 July 1905-10 September 1985)
    Adams, Sean Patrick
    • Crozet, Claudius (31 December 1789-29 January 1864)
    Alderton, Glen Ellen
    • Alwood, William Bradford (11 August 1859-13 April 1946)
    Alexander, Ann Field
    • Alexander, Fleming Emory (14 April 1888-13 December 1980)
    • Burrell, Isaac David (10 March 1865-21 March 1914)
    • Cutchin, Joel Holleman (2 February 1846-20 September 1917)
    Alford, Terry
    • Alfriend, Frank Heath (10 January 1841-3 May 1887)
    Allen, Christopher E.
    • Adams, Samuel Chaplin (14 March 1853-23 November 1926)
    Alley, John R.
    • Bocock, Willis Perry (22 February 1807-14 March 1887)
    Alley, Robert S.
    • Anderson, Dice Robins (18 April 1880-23 October 1942)
    Anderson, Fred
    • Alderson, John (5 March 1738-3 March 1821)
    • Burrows, John Lansing (14 February 1814-2 January 1893)
    • Courtney, John (d. 18 December 1824)
    Anderson, Paul C.
    • Cralle, Richard Kenner (1800-10 June 1864)
    Angeletti, Lois R.
    • Banks, Rose Kaufman (8 February 1911-16 December 1981)
    Apple, Lindsey
    • Bradford, John (17 April 1747-ca. 1 March 1830)
    Appleton, Thomas H., Jr.
    • Craig, Lewis (ca. 1737-by July 1825)
    • Craig, Elijah (ca. 1745-18 May 1808)
    Armstrong, Joan Tracy
    • Anderson, Robert Lane (16 August 1907-7 June 1951)
    • Anderson, Robert Alexander (24 January 1864-16 August 1938)
    Ayers, Edward L.
    • Ayers, Rufus Adolphus (20 May 1849-14 May 1926)
    Bacon, Evelyn Crary
    • Beazley, Roy Carpenter (23 November 1902-1 September 1985)
    Bailey, Raymond C.
    • Blackburn, Richard (ca. 1706-15 July 1757)
    Baker, Dara A.
    • Chapman, Henley (28 March 1779-8 April 1864)
    Barden, John R.
    • Carter, Robert (9 February 1728-11 March 1804)
    Barnes, Brooks Miles
    • Bayly, Thomas Monteagle (26 March 1775-7 January 1834)
    • Bayly, Thomas Henry (11 December 1809-22 June 1856)
    • Browne, Thomas Henry Bayly (8 February 1844-27 August 1892)
    • Browne, Orris Applethwaite (8 August 1842-28 September 1898)
    Barnes, L. Diane
    • Clements, Edwin Manie (15 October 1862-7 March 1920)
    Barnett, Elizabeth J.
    • Clarke, John (24 April 1766-17 May 1844)
    Bassham, Ben
    • Chapman, John Gadsby (11 August 1808-28 November 1889)
    Batson, Barbara C.
    • Barbee, Herbert (8 October 1848-22 March 1936)
    • Bolling, Leslie Garland (16 September 1898-27 September 1955)
    • Cecil, Russell (1 October 1853-15 June 1925)
    • Chappell, Samuel Warren (9 July 1904-26 March 1991)
    • Copeland, Joseph (d. after 22 April 1691)
    • Crawford, Martha Paxton Moffett (15 January 1891-25 March 1981)
    Bayliss, Mary Lynn
    • Cocke, Lelia Maria Smith (18 March 1859-5 April 1899)
    Bear, James A., Jr.
    • Betts, Edwin Morris (2 November 1892-27 September 1958)
    Bearss, Edwin C.
    • Cooke, Philip St. George (13 June 1809-20 March 1895)
    Bearss, Sara B.
    • Anderson, Henry Watkins (20 December 1870-7 January 1954)
    • Byrd, Mary Willing (10 September 1740-March 1814)
    • Camp, Hugh Douglas (4 April 1903-17 April 1974)
    • Camp, James Leonidas (7 June 1895-27 February 1983)
    • Camp, Paul Douglas (25 October 1849-5 February 1924)
    • Christian, Langdon Taylor (26 May 1853-13 November 1935)
    • Cocke, Richard Ivanhoe (13 August 1820-30 August 1873)
    • Conway, Martha Bell (24 July 1917-9 November 1997)
    • Conway, Eustace (17 September 1820-20 May 1857)
    • Cotten, Joseph Cheshire (15 May 1905-6 February 1994)
    • Cowper, Leopold Copeland Parker (March 1811-17 July 1875)
    • Crutchfield, Oscar Minor (16 January 1800-15 May 1861)
    • Custis, George Washington Parke (30 April 1781-10 October 1857)
    • Custis, John (August 1678-after 14 November 1749)
    • Custis, John Parke (27 November 1754-5 November 1781)
    • Custis, William Henry Bagwell (28 December 1814-7 October 1889)
    • Eastham, John B. (ca. 1828-July 1869)
    • Fisher, Miers W. (6 or 7 June 1806-18 June 1873)
    Bearss, Sara B. and Morrell, Amanda

    • Chilton, Samuel (7 September 1805-7 January 1867)
    Beckel, Deborah
    • Dodson, Amos Andre (10 April 1856-26 December 1888)
    Belt, Douglas S. and Tarter, Brent

    • Bear, Harry (20 November 1890-30 July 1950)
    Benedetto, Robert
    • Belk, John Blanton (3 July 1893-28 May 1972)
    • Bocock, John Holmes (31 January 1813-17 July 1872)
    • Booker, James Edward (9 February 1850-19 March 1940)
    • Brown, William (11 September 1811-22 April 1894)
    Benedetto, Robert J.
    • Converse, Amasa (21 August 1795-9 December 1872)
    Bennett, Evan P.
    • Clark, Samuel Harris (11 April 1885-25 June 1979)
    Bergstrom, Peter V.
    • Allason, William (d. 30 or 31 January 1800)
    • Ambler, Richard (24 December 1690-ca. February 1766)
    • Atkinson, Roger (bap. 25 June 1725-by 21 July 1800)
    • Bacon, Nathaniel (bap. 29 August 1620-16 March 1692)
    • Ballard, Thomas (d. by 5 October 1710)
    • Baylor, John (ca. 1660-11 September 1720)
    • Bolling, John (27 January 1677-20 April 1729)
    • Cary, Wilson-Miles (1733 or 1734-25 November 1817)
    • Cary, Miles (d. 17 February 1709)
    Berkeley, Edmund, Jr.
    • Berkeley, Edmund (ca. 1671-by 3 March 1719)
    • Carter, Robert ("King") (ca. 1664-4 August 1732)
    Berkey, Jonathan M.
    • Carlile, John Snyder (16 December 1817-24 October 1878)
    Bernhard, Virginia
    • Cheesman, Edmund (d. by 10 February 1677)
    • Cotton, John (d. after 24 October 1683)
    • Cotton, Ann (fl. 1650s-1670s)
    Bickford, Charlene Bangs
    • Beckley, John James (4 August 1757-8 April 1807)
    Billings, Warren M.
    • Armistead, John (fl. 1650s-1690s)
    • Armistead, Anthony (d. by 2 May 1705)
    • Berkeley, Sir William (1605-9 July 1677)
    • Bland, Giles (bap. 26 October 1647-27 March 1677)
    • Chicheley, Henry (Sir) (1614 or 1615-5 February 1683)
    • Claiborne, William (bap. 10 August 1600-by 25 August 1679)
    • De La Warr, Thomas West, baron (9 July 1576-7 July 1618)
    • Effingham, Francis Howard, baron Howard of (bap. 17 September 1643-30 March 1695)
    Bisbee, Dianna L.
    • Davenport, Carson Sutherlin (14 February 1908–28 September 1972)
    Bittinger, Emmert F.
    • Bowman, Warren Daniel (9 April 1894-23 April 1987)
    • Bowman, Paul Haynes (5 July 1887-4 April 1964)
    Black, Mary Kate
    • Banister, Marion Langhorne Glass (14 December 1868-30 September 1951)
    • Bontecou, Eleanor (14 February 1891-19 March 1976)
    Blackford, Staige D.
    • Barr, Frank Stringfellow (15 January 1897-3 February 1982)
    Blair, John L.
    • Burwell, Lewis (bap. 5 March 1622-ca. 19 November 1652)
    Blankenship, James H., Jr.
    • Bishop, Carter Richard (22 May 1849-21 August 1941)
    Bogger, Tommy L.
    • Allen, Oscar James (4 March 1889-1 July 1942)
    • Armistead, John Maurice (1 March 1852-3 December 1929)
    • Ashe, Victor Joseph (4 February 1915-9 March 1974)
    • Bayne, Thomas (ca. 1824-5 July 1888)
    • Brooks, Lyman Beecher (27 May 1910-20 April 1984)
    Boles, John B.
    • Dabney, Robert Lewis (5 March 1820-3 January 1898)
    Bond, Edward L.
    • Clayton, John (1656 or 1657-23 September 1725)
    Boney, F. N.
    • Allen, John James (26 September 1797-18 September 1871)
    Bowman, Nancy L. and Hill, Tucker H.

    • Brockenbrough, John (8 May 1773-3 July 1852)
    Bowman, Shearer Davis
    • Ambler, William Marshall (13 July 1813-25 August 1896)
    Brady, Patricia
    • Custis, Eleanor Parke (later Lewis) (31 March 1779-15 July 1852)
    • Custis, Daniel Parke (15 October 1711-8 July 1757)
    Brahin, R. Allen
    • Bird, Henry Dearborn (30 November 1808-15 March 1881)
    Brame, Mary F.
    • Bagby, Frances Elizabeth Scott (21 March 1853-15 May 1922)
    Brand, Barbara Allston
    • Buckland, William (14 August 1734-by 15 December 1774)
    Brandt, Frederick R.
    • Bruce, Patrick Henry (21 or 25 March 1881-12 November 1936)
    Bredbenner, Candice D.
    • Avery, Nina Belle Horton (4 September 1898-30 October 1980)
    Briceland, Alan Vance
    • Arthur, Gabriel (fl. 1673-1693)
    • Batte, Thomas (fl. 1630s-1690s)
    • Bland, Edward (bap. 5 February 1614-by 9 May 1652)
    Bridges, Peter
    • Daniel, John Moncure (24 October 1825-30 March 1865)
    Brinkley, John L.
    • Blair, Walter (10 November 1835-12 September 1909)
    • Cushing, Jonathan Peter (12 March 1793-25 April 1835)
    Brinson, Betsy
    • Bryan, Isobel Lamont Stewart (20 August 1847-11 September 1910)
    Bromberg, Alan B.
    • Anderson, Joseph Reid (16 February 1813-7 September 1892)
    • Arnold, Richard Watson (14 February 1843-27 September 1911)
    • Barbour, John Strode (29 December 1820-14 May 1892)
    • Barbour, Benjamin Johnson (14 June 1821-2 December 1894)
    Brooke, George Mercer, Jr.
    • Brooke, John Mercer (18 December 1826-14 December 1906)
    Brooks, Christopher T.
    • Taylor, James Thomas Sammons (14 January 1840-4 January 1918)
    Brooks, Michael P.
    • Conquest, Edwin Parker (19 October 1894-10 May 1966)
    Brooks, Vincent
    • Carter, George Lafayette (10 January 1857-30 December 1936)
    Brown, Cynthia Farr
    • Benedict, Mary Kendrick (14 July 1876-10 February 1956)
    Brown, Katharine L.
    • Craig, John (17 August 1709-22 April 1774)
    Brown, Kathleen M.
    • Burwell, Lucy (21 November 1683-16 December 1716)
    Brown, Martha H.
    • Bagnall, Idelia W. M. Johnson (8 September 1872-8 May 1931)
    Brown, Stephen W.
    • Armstrong, William (23 December 1782-10 May 1865)
    • Beale, James Madison Hite (7 February 1786-2 August 1866)
    • Bland, Thomas (19 January 1793-11 July 1867)
    Brown, Stuart E., Jr.
    • Burwell, Nathaniel (15 April 1750-29 March 1814)
    Brown, W. A.
    • Bland, Charles Thomas (3 October 1857-28 December 1915)
    • Broughton, Thomas Greene (27 September 1786-24 August 1861)
    Brown, William Dodd
    • Bowman, Joseph (8 March 1752-14 August 1779)
    • Bowman, John (10 December 1738-4 May 1784)
    Brugger, Robert J.
    • Blackford, Staige Davis (28 December 1898-17 July 1949)
    Brundage, W. Fitzhugh
    • Early, Jubal Anderson (3 November 1816-2 March 1894)
    Brunk, Gerald R.
    • Burkholder, Peter (ca. 27 August 1783-27 December 1846)
    • Coffman, Samuel (2 June 1822-28 August 1894)
    Bryson, W. H.
    • Anderson, George Wayne (10 July 1863-30 December 1922)
    Bryson, W. Hamilton
    • Browning, George Landon (3 April 1867-26 August 1947)
    Buckley, Thomas E., S.J.
    • Asplund, John (d. 1807)
    • Cowper, Ann Pierce Parker (d. 21 March 1849)
    Buckley, Thomas E., S.J. and Tarter, Brent

    • Bassett, Burwell (18 March 1764-26 February 1841)
    Bugg, James L.
    • Barbour, John Strode (8 August 1790-12 January 1855)
    • Button, Robert Young (2 November 1899-1 September 1977)
    Bullock, J. Marshall
    • Anderson, David (ca. 1760-18 June 1812)
    Burgess, Dean
    • Brooks, Vernon Asbury (31 July 1882-18 October 1955)
    Burgess, Dean and Baker, Barnabas W.

    • Craford, William (d. by 15 April 1762)
    Butler, Gilbert E., Jr.
    • Cocke, Charles Francis (10 June 1886-3 February 1971)
    Butler, Stuart Lee
    • Anderson, William (2 June 1764-13 September 1839)
    • Aylett, Philip (31 October 1791-11 September 1848)
    • Barbour, Alfred Madison (17 April 1829-4 April 1866)
    • Claiborne, Augustine (3 April 1787-30 June 1839)
    • Colton, Samuel (d. 7 March 1841)
    Bynum, William B.
    • Massey, John Edward (2 April 1819-24 April 1901)
    Byrd, Jo
    • Cooper, William Edward (16 February 1909-13 February 1987)
    Calkins, Christopher M.
    • Archer, Fletcher Harris (6 February 1817-21 August 1902)
    Campbell, D’Ann
    • Blanchfield, Florence Aby (1 April 1882-12 May 1971)
    Campbell, Edward D. C., Jr.
    • Alexander, George Murrell (1 August 1889-3 March 1961)
    • Andrews, Virginia Cleo (6 June 1923-19 December 1986)
    Campbell, Julie A.
    • Bowman, Jean Eleanor (27 September 1917-16 August 1994)
    • Cassidy, Harry Evans (6 January 1889-14 November 1962)
    • Chenery, Christopher Tompkins (16 September 1886-3 January 1973)
    Carrico, Harry L.
    • Campbell, Preston White (24 January 1874-2 or 3 July 1954)
    • Chinn, Joseph William (15 February 1866-16 August 1936)
    Casdorph, Paul D.
    • Boreman, Arthur Ingraham (24 July 1823-19 April 1896)
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