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1805-1865
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1805-1865
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1805-1865, of the Edwards and Seawell families of Nansemond and Gloucester Counties, Virginia, consisting of a letter, 28 December 1862 and 4 January 1863, from John Alonza Edwards (1807-1894) in Richmond, Virginia, to his wife Priscilla Frances Cornick Murray Edwards (d. 1863) concerning his employment in Richmond during the Civil War; a letter, 22 January 1863, from Rebecca Ann Murray to Priscilla Edwards regarding John Edwards' employment in Richmond; letters and certification, 1864-1865, concerning Watt Washington Seawell's (1821-1887) health in relation to potential military service; and oath of allegience, 14 April 1865, of John Edwards. Papers also include fragment of a commission, 15 June 1805, in the Virginia militia from Governor John Page (1744-1808); fragment of a commission, 14 March 1812, as a first lieutenant in the infantry of the United States army from Secretary of War William Eustis (1753-1825); and an account book, 1825-1828, listing items such as whiskey, meals, horsefeed, and expenses at races for a tavern in Gloucester County
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John Alonza Edwards was born 8 October 1807 in Surry County, Virginia, to William Edwards (1780-1827) and Frances Green Seawell (d. 1857). He married Priscilla Frances Cornick Murray (d. 1863) 26 November 1845, and they had three children. Edwards and his wife lived in Norfolk, Norfolk County, and Nansemond County, Virginia. During the Civil War, Edwards worked in Richmond, Virginia. Edwards married second Nora Mosely in 1880, and they had no children. He died 17 January 1894 in Richmond, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Norfolk. Watt Washington Seawell (1821-1887) was a farmer from Gloucester County, Virginia. He had a wife and nine children. He served briefly in the 26th Virginia Infantry. Edwards' son John Alonza Edwards (b. 1848) married Watt Seawell's daughter Mary Contesse Seawell.
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
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46
Immediate source of acquisition
Robins, John E.
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001532486
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Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves

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