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201 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Sellon, B. (I4801)
 
202 Bryan Morel Thomas attended Oglethorpe Univ. and the U.S. Military Academy, 1854-58, and served in the 8th and 5th U.S. Infantry until resigning in 1861. He was appointed a lieutenant, C.S.A., promoted to colonel, and in 1864 was promoted to brigadier general. He commanded a mixed brigade of Alabama infantry, cavalry, and artillery until captured at Fort Blakely, 9 Apr 1865. Thomas, Gen. Bryan Morel (I22076)
 
203 Buller Claiborne was appointed 2nd lieutenant in Capt. Richard Meade's company of the 2nd Battalion by the Committee of Safety on 12 Jun 1775. He became 1st lieutenant of the 2nd Virginia Regiment, 24 Oct 1775, and captain, 31 Jan 1776, and served until Jul 1777. He was brigade major and aide-de-camp to Gen. Benjamin Lincoln, 1779-80. He was appointed justice of Dinwiddie Co., VA, 26 Sep 1789, and was sheriff, 1802-04. Claiborne, Maj. Buller (I3929)
 
204 Buried in the Weedon plot. Last dirt road at end of cemetery. Stone faces the Dudley plot. Beside her is her granddaughter, Matilda Groome Eareckson, and her daughter Mary Rebecca Thompson Weedon and her husband, Dr. Weedon. Groome, Mary Elizabeth (I9083)
 
205 Buried Parson's Point. Gravestone moved to Stevensville Cem. Eareckson, Susanna (I7120)
 
206 Burr raised a company of Nelson Co., KY volunteers and joined the Texan Army, serving as captain in the 1st Regiment from 25 Dec 1835 to 29 Feb 1836. He was one of the 342 prisoners massacred by Mexican forces at Goliad, TX during the War of Texas Independence. He wrote the following letter to his father just before the battle:

Goliad, March 9th, 1836
Dear Father,
It has been some time since I have had an opty. of writing to you. A gentleman leaves here to day for the U. States but have my doubts if he gets fifty miles from this post as we are surrounded by Mexican troops. By last express, yesterday from San Antonio we learned that our little band of 200 still maintained their situation in the Alamo, the fort outside of the town. They have been fighting desperately there for 10 or 15 days against four or five thousand Mexicans. Santa Anna is there himself and has there and in this vicinity at least six thousand troops. Contrary to the expectation of every one he has invaded the Country when least expected….We now muster at this post 400 strong, and from the preparations we have made shall be enabled to give any number a desperate fight. San Antonio I fear has fallen before this; from its situation and construction, I cannot believe it possible so small a band could maintain it against such fearful odds. D. Crockett is one of the number in the fort....As I anticipated, much dissention prevails among the Volunteers, Col. Fannin, now in command (Genl. Houston being absent), is unpopular -- and nothing but the certainty of hard fighting, and that shortly, could have kept us together so long. I am popular with the army, and strange as you may think it could lead them or the majority of them where I choose. They have offered me every office from a Majority to Comdr. in Chief. I have seen enough to desire no office for the present in Texas higher than the one I hold. I have fifty men in my Company, who love me and who cannot be surpassed for boldness and chivalry. With such a band I will gain the laurels I may wear or die without any....I have never seen such men as this army is composed of -- no man ever thinks of retreat, or surrender, they must be exterminated to be whipped. Nothing can depress their ardour. We are frequently for days without anything but Bull beef to eat, and after working hard all day could you at night her the boys crowing, gobling, barking, bellowing, laughing and singing you would think them the happiest and best fed men in the world.
Do all you can for Texas.
Yr. affectionate son
B. H. Duval 
DuVal, Burr Harrison (I17255)
 
207 Burton Harrison was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Jesse Burton Harrison (who died three years later) and Frances Anne Brand Harrison. He attended the University of Mississippi from 1854 to 1855. In 1859 he graduated from Yale University, where he was a member of Skull and Bones. Later that year he took a job at the University of Mississippi as an associate professor of mathematics and began to study law.

In February 1862 Harrison became the private secretary to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. At the end of the American Civil War he was captured by the Union Army with Jefferson Davis and Varina Davis, and imprisoned at Fort Delaware, where he resumed his law studies. In 1866 Harrison was released, settled in New York City, and was admitted to the bar. Feeling himself established, in November 1867 he married his sweetheart from his Richmond, Virginia, days, Constance Cary Harrison.

In 1872 he was an envoy to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, with Samuel P. Samuels and T. Scott Stewart, to negotiate annexation with Buenaventura Báez. In 1875, Harrison became the secretary and counsel of New York City's Rapid Transit Commission. The following year he actively campaigned for presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden. In 1880, Harrison attended the Democratic convention in Cincinnati where he opposed William Jennings Bryan. After 1880 Harrison began to lose interest in politics. In 1893 he declined President Grover Cleveland's offers of appointments as Assistant Secretary of State and ambassador to Italy.

Burton and Constance Harrison were the parents of Fairfax Harrison (1869-1938) and Francis Burton Harrison (1873-1957). Burton Harrison died in 1904 while visiting Washington, D.C. [Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burton_Harrison] 
Harrison, Burton Norvell (I5341)
 
208 Burton Harrison was private secretary to President Davis, President of the Confederate States. Family F2238
 
209 Burwell Bassett was a student at the College of William and Mary about 1782. He lived at "Eltham" in New Kent County; was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from New Kent County, 1787-89; represented Charles City, James City and New Kent counties in the State Senate, 1794-1805; represented James City County in the House of Delegates, 1819-21; and was a member of the U.S. Congress, 1805-13, 1815-19 and 1821-29. Bassett, Burwell Jr. (I16256)
 
210 Cabell Bullock was a lawyer in Lexington, Ky. Bullock, Cabell Breckinridge (I1168)
 
211 Cadwallader Jones Claiborne was a captain from Petersburg, VA, in the 39th Regiment of Virginia militia from 1 to 10 Jul 1813, and in the 1st Regiment from 27 Aug - 30 Nov 1814. Claiborne, Cadwallader Jones (I8062)
 
212 California Department of Health and Welfare. California Vital Records—Vitalsearch (www.vitalsearch-worldwide.com). The Vitalsearch Company Worldwide, Inc., Pleasanton, California. Source (S351)
 
213 Calista Claiborne on US census:
1850 age 15
1860 age 26
1870 age 22 
Claiborne, Calista (I8391)
 
214 Capt. Arthur Halsey was in the Royal Navy. Halsey, Capt. Arthur (I1506)
 
215 Capt. Ferdinand Osmun Claiborne was a native of Mississippi and well known among the early settlers of Alabama. During his early youth he father removed to New Orleans, where the son was educated. At the outbreak of the war he joined Captain Gladdin's company of Cresent City Rifles, and served for a time at Pensacola, and afterward in Virginia. On 9 Sep 1861, he enlisted as a Lieutenant at Richmond, Virginia in the Maryland 3rd Light Artillery. He was killed during the siege Vicksburg, Mississippi on 24 Jun 1863 by a piece of shell.

At eleven o'clock this Friday morning Capt. "Ferd" Osman Claiborne, Commanding the 3rd Maryland Battery, Reynold's Brigade, was buried in a plain black coffin, according to the forms of the Lutheran Church by Major Giesler of the 59th Tennessee Rifles, a licensed minister. The previous day, Ferd, who thought he glimpsed the foe approaching, borrowed a field telescope from his cousin [W. H. Claiborne] and hurried to a forward artillery position. He had barely given an order to open fire when struck in the face by a shell fragment. The word was quickly brought back to an incredulous William Claiborne, who hurried to his cousin's side. Ferd died a few minutes later without gaining consciousness. That night Captain Claiborne's body, in full uniform, lay in the commanding colonel's tent, attended by an honor guard, as mourning comrades filed past.

"I wished to have the service read by an Episcopal clergyman but we failed to find one," noted Claiborne. He was buried on a little knoll about 100 yards north of [Brigade Commander, Col. A. W.] Reynold's quarters. The place was selected by Frank and Major Phifer. "I was feeling too badly to go out. I regret there are no trees near the spot to shelter it from the sun and rains, but this was almost unavoidable. I will as soon as possible procure a stone with a suitable inscription to mark the spot."

"His burial was attended by the colonel and staff, the members of his company and a large number of devoted friends. All were more affected than I remember to have seen on former occasion. The general [Col. Reynolds] wept like a child. It was a strange sight--while shot and shell were falling thick and fast to see strong men used to war and blood and death around them, bend the humble knee, forget their vengeful passions and by the grave of a soldier shed tears like a woman--but so is war."

[Col. Reynold's HQ was located a few hundred yards to the West of the Salient Point on Hall's Ferry Road. His body was later moved to Mississippi.] 
Claiborne, Capt. Ferdinand Osmun (I3946)
 
216 Capt. Frederick Leif Eareckson graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in 1941 and during WWII adjusted magnetic compasses on ships leaving Baltimore, MD. He graduated from the Univ. of Michigan in 1948 with a degree in naval architecture, and served on Navy destroyers in the Mediterranean and Korea. He earned his master's degree in naval architecture from the Webb Institute in 1956. He served as ship superintendent at the Charleston Naval Shipyard, and completed tours at Supervisor of Shipbuilding and Commander Submarine Force Atlantic (Groton, CT), and the Bureau of Ships, Washington, D.C., in support of the strategic program to design, construct and deploy nuclear ballistic missile submarines. In 1969 he reported to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as planning officer, and lead the Ship Design Department at the Naval Ship Engineering Center in Hyattsville, MD, before retiring from the Navy in 1975.

Leif built his first sailboat as a teenager, and owned and successfully raced several sailboats on the Chesapeake Bay. He chaired membership committee of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association for over 20 years and was a member of the Annapolis Yacht Club for 63 years.

Leif was baptized at St. Michael and All Angels Church in Baltimore, MD where his parents had been married. He was confirmed at the Pro-Cathedral on 7 Feb 1937 by Harold N. Arrowsmith, Rector; Edward T. Helfeneteen, Bishop of Maryland. 
Eareckson, Frederick Leif Jr. (I3626)
 
217 Capt. Giles William Bruce Hale was left an orphan at age 10 and inherited the family home "Liberty Hall" at Halesford, VA. He organized and equipped a troop of cavalry in Franklin Co., VA, and joined the Confederate Army as captain of Company D, 2nd Virginia Cavalry on 20 May 1861. He was soon wounded and eventually received a medical discharge but later returned as major on the staff of Gen. Jubal A. Early. He was the mayor of Rocky Mount, VA, 1876-77 and 1878-79, and president of the Franklin & Pennsylvania Railroad, 1880. Hale, Capt. Giles William Bruce (I7716)
 
218 Capt. Loyd was in the 5th Battalion, East Kent Regiment. He was killed in action in WWI. Loyd, Alwyne Travers (I3346)
 
219 Capt. Robert Beale enlisted as an ensign at the age of 17 in the Virginia line during the American Revolution where he saw action at the battles of Trenton, Princeton, and Brandywine. He was captured by the British when Charleston, SC, was surrendered.

D.A.R. Ancestor #A007899 
Beale, Maj. Robert (I20880)
 
220 Capt. Samuel Woods served as a Captain in McDougald's Corp and commanded a company at the Battle of King's Mountain during the Revolutionary War. Woods, Capt. Samuel (I10964)
 
221 Capt. Thomas Paul Leathers was the owner and commander of fourteen large steamboats, including the "Natchez" which engaged in a race between New Orleans and St. Louis with the "Robert E. Lee" in Jul 1870. During the Civil War he was arrested by federal forces for being a Confederate spy. He was pardoned 26 Jul 1865 by President Andrew Johnson. Leathers, Capt. Thomas Paul (I20425)
 
222 Captain Cecil Maxwell Leathem served in the Norfolk Regiment. Leatham, Capt. Cecil Maxwell (I1473)
 
223 Carey Breckinridge is No. 541 in the Washington College Catalogue. Cary and Emma had wed in 1831 and had soon started construction of 'Catawba,' a home modeled after 'Grove Hill.' Breckinridge, Cary (I338)
 
224 Carey graduated from Ohio University at Athens in 1833 and from Cincinnati Medical College in 1836. He practiced in Chillicothe, OH, served in the US House of Representatives 1859-63, and then resumed the practice of medicine in Chillicothe. Trimble, Dr. Carey Allen (I19244)
 
225 Caroline Berry died unmarried. Berry, Caroline (I24423)
 
226 Caroline Burton died young. Burton, Caroline (I22870)
 
227 Caroline Salisbury appears on her son Bertram's wedding certificate so it is assumed she was still alive in 1907. Salisbury, Caroline Agnus Mcgreger (I23017)
 
228 Cary B. Gamble was a surgeon in the Confederate Army and lived in Baltimore.
Dr. Carey B. Gamble's name is listed in the Washington College Catalogue. 
Gamble, Cary Breckinridge (I328)
 
229 Cary Breckinridge, Jr. Breckinridge entered the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington in 1856. He was an unexceptional student and graduated eighteenth in a class of forty-one on 4 Jul 1860, but during his final year at VMI he served as cadet second lieutenant and ranked first in his class in infantry tactics.

Breckinridge and all four of his brothers fought for the Confederacy, and three of them died. A diary kept by their sister Lucy Gilmer Breckinridge between 1862 and 1864 recorded the constant worry and grief experienced by the family on the home front. Cary Breckinridge enrolled as second lieutenant of the Botetourt Dragoons on 17 May 1861. On 30 Jan 1862, he was elected captain of Company C, 2nd Regiment Virginia Cavalry, and less than three months later, on 24 Apr 1862, he received a major's commission. Breckinridge was an aggressive combatant and during the course of the war reportedly had five horses shot from under him. At the Second Battle of Manassas, on 30 Aug 1862, he suffered a saber cut to his face, the first of his five war wounds. Breckinridge was captured at Kelly's Ford on 17 Mar 1863, and briefly imprisoned in the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C. After he was exchanged and enjoyed a week of recuperation at home he returned to his regiment. In Jan 1865 Breckinridge was promoted to lieutenant colonel retroactive to 7 Dec 1864. During the waning days of the war he was promoted to brigadier general, but having never held that rank in battle he refused to claim it later in life.

Physically imposing and from a prominent family, Breckinridge remained active in Conservative Party and Democratic Party politics. He served in the House of Delegates 1869-1871 and served as the superintendent of public schools for Botetourt County from 1886 until 1917. [source:http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Breckinridge_Cary_1839-1918] 
Breckinridge, Col. Cary Jr. (I407)
 
230 Catherine and Christopher were cousins. Family F2813
 
231 Catherine Cotton was born about 10 years after William Cotton's death making this lineage suspect. Cotton, Catherine (I23143)
 
232 Catherine Holland is listed as being born in 1856 on the 1900 census. Holland, Catherine (I19817)
 
233 Catherine McLean Paterson was born in Maitland, New South Wales. Family F1615
 
234 Cause of death: diptheria. Ref: St. Luke's Parish Records. St. Luke's is Wye Church. W.B. Everett, Clergyman. Sponsors: Father, Mother, Dr. Comegys. Eareckson, Ellen Sophie (I7061)
 
235 Cecelia said her parents are buried in Baltimore Cem. Take North Avenue to end going east. Cemetery is at end of North Avenue. Mildred has a baby buried there. The cemetery plot was a Turner plot. Eareckson, John Elliott (I7087)
 
236 Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841, Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1841 Source (S291)
 
237 Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851, Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1851 Source (S293)
 
238 Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861, Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861 Source (S264)
 
239 Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871, Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1871 Source (S267)
 
240 Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881, Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1881 Source (S268)
 
241 Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881, Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1881 Source (S316)
 
242 Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891, Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1891 Source (S272)
 
243 Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901, Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives, 1901 Source (S266)
 
244 Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911, Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA), 1911 Source (S270)
 
245 Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911, Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA), 1911 Source (S289)
 
246 Census Returns of England and Wales, 1911, Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA), 1911 Source (S307)
 
247 Charles and Margaret McKim Hazlehurst were third cousins. She was a descendant of Richard Hunter Hazlehurst. Family F1484
 
248 Charles Augustus Boyd enlisted in the Beauregard Rifles, C.S.A., 10 May 1861, and died of wounds. Boyd, Charles Augustus (I18924)
 
249 Charles B. Youngman had 4 children. Youngman, Charles B. (I10117)
 
250 Charles Bowcock Sands was a member of the American Air Service during World War I. His plane was shot down as he flew as an escort to a British film crew over Fère-en-Tardenois, France. His mother requested that his name be included on her headstone, but he lies in an unmarked grave on the fields of France. Sands, Lieut. Charles Bowcock (I20517)
 

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