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Label
1877-1908
Inclusive dates
1877-1908
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1877-1908, of Edward Armistead Semple (1842-1910), county surveyor of Elizabeth City County, Virginia, consisting of deeds, notes and notebooks, plats, and surveys in Elizabeth City and York Counties, and Hampton, Virginia. Also includes affidavits, agreements, accounts, and receipts about and for work done by Semple. Also contains ordinances and resolutions of the city of Hampton. Also includes reports entitled SOIL SURVEY OF THE YORKTOWN AREA and OYSTER RECORDS for the counties of: Essex, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, Lancaster, Mathews, Nansemond, Richmond, and York
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Biographical or historical data
Edward Armistead Semple was born 11 April 1842 in Elizabeth City County, Virginia, to Dr. George William Semple (1812-1883) and Emily Booker Semple (1815-1858). In 1859, Semple traveled to Alabama to learn engineering. While still in Alabama, the Civil War broke out, and Semple enlisted in an Alabama regiment. He returned to Virginia as part of this regiment, and in 1862, he was appointed lieutenant and adjutant of Company A, 57th North Carolina Infantry at the request of the regiment's commander. Semple rose to the rank of captain and was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville. After recovering from his wounds, he returned to his regiment in 1865. Brevetted a major 4 April 1865, Semple was captured the next day. He was released from the Johnson Island prison 13 June after taking the oath of allegiance. After the war, Semple settled down in Elizabeth City County and began a career as a civil engineer, eventually becoming the county surveyor of Elizabeth City County. He married first, Mary A. Tilford (b. ca. 1854) of Elizabeth City County on 19 April 1876, and second, Eva Garland Montgomery (1876-1966) on 8 August 1899. In 1938, his second wife applied for and received a pension for his Civil War service. Semple died 24 March 1910 in Elizabeth City County, and is buried with his second wife and parents in the cemetery at St. John's Episcopal Church in Hampton, Virginia.
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.30
Immediate source of acquisition
Semple, Eva Garland Montgomery
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000498440
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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