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Stephen Osborne Southall papers

Stephen Osborne Southall papers, 1885-1943
Stephen Osborne Southall papers
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  • Papers, 1885-1943, of Stephen Osborne Southall primarily consisting of genealogical research material for the Southall and related families. Includes correspondence, genealogical notes, pedigrees, horse pedigrees, abstracts of county and church records, and thirty seven notebooks
  • The correspondence includes letters to and from various people either asking for or providing genealogical information. The notebooks (labeled Volumes I - XXXVII) contain genealogical notes, and transcripts of county, church, and census records, correspondence, bible records, and excerpts from newspapers and other publications. For a detailed description of these notebooks see the attached finding aid
  • This collection includes genealogical information on the following families: Allen, Alexander, Anderson, Archer, Argall, Atkinson, Barrett, Bibb, Bland, Boisseau, Booker, Bowden, Boyd, Branch, Brown, Burwell, Cabanis, Carter, Chappell, Clay, Cobbs, Cocke, Cox, Craddock, Cutler, Cutts, Dabney, Dangerfield, Darricote, Dickie, Dickson, Dixon, Epes, Farrar, Filmer, Fitzgerald, Flournoy, Ford, Fowles, Frost, Goode, Goodwyn, Green, Greenway, Hardaway, Hardyway, Harris, Harrison, Hatcher, Henry, Irving, Jarratt, Jeter, Johnston, Jones, Ligon, Lockett, Macon, Marston, McCullock, Meriwether, Milton, Morris, Moseley, Mutter, Nicholas, Osborne, Platt, Pleasants, Pollard, Pride, Proctor, Pryor, Radford, Royall, Saunders, Seay, Scott, Shelton, Southall, Steger, Stern, Stras, Strass, Sullivan, Syme, Tanner, Taylor, Thaxton, Townes, Underwood, Vandewall, Van Zandt, Walthall, Watkins, Webster, Wills, Wilson, Winston, Withers, Wood, and Woodson
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Stephen Osborne Southall was born in Woodstock, Virginia on 15 May 1858. He attended Kenmore High School, Amherst Court House, and the University of Virginia. In 1890, he graduated from the Theological School of the Episcopal Church and was placed in charge of the churches in Tazewell County. He also served in Lunenburg Parish in Richmond County, Rocky Mount, Virginia, and Wilmer Parish in Prince Edward County. He married (1) Nelly E. Southall in 1891 and (2) Julia Pride (Wood) on 26 April 1899. The children from his second marriage included three sons: Stephen Osborne, Valentine Wood, and Robert Goode. He died in Amelia County on 10 December 1943.
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Stephen Osborne Southall papers
This collection has been transferred from the Genealogical Notes Collection to the Personal Papers Collection
  • The Library of Virginia
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Southall, Valentine W.
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