1781 Oct. 5
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1781 Oct. 5
Letter, 5 October 1781, to Major William Hubard (ca. 1744-1805) from General Robert Lawson (d. 1805) asking Hubbard to send beef and flour to the Continental Army and accept an appointment to become one of the commissioners in Charlotte County responsible for collecting the required provisions by law for the Continental Army. Also, includes biographical data on William Hubard and Edmund Wilcox Hubard (1806-1878) and genealogical material relating to the Hubard Family
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  • Edmund Wilcox Hubard was born on 20 February 1806. He attended Hampden-Sydney College and received a law degree from the University of Virginia. From 1841 to 1847, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat. He was a colonel of a militia regiment in 1864 and an appraiser of the Confederate Government to regulate the value of Confederate currency. On 1878 Dec. 9 he died in Buckingham County and was buried in the family cemetery.
  • William Hubard was born 19 December 1744 in Gloucester County, Virginia. He attended the College of William & Mary from 1759 to 1762 and later graduated from the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) with a degree in medicine. In 1769, he married Frances Thruston and a year later bought a four hundred acre farm in Charlotte County. He served in the Charlotte County militia being appointed a captain in July 1774, a major in July 1780, and a colonel in October 1786. During the American Revolution, he marched to Fort Moultrie with the First Virginia battalion and served as a cavalry officer at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina. After the war, he served as a state senator from 1783 to 1786, representing the counties of Charlotte, Halifax, and Prince Edward. He died in Charlotte County about 1805.
  • Robert Lawson was commissioned a Major in the 4th Virginia Regiment on 13 February 1776. He was promoted to Lt. Colonel on 13 August 1776 and a Colonel on 19 August 1777. He served as a Brig. General of Virginia Militia. At the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina, he reportedly commanded a brigage of Virginia volunteers. Resigning in December 1777, Lawson spent the last few years of the war responsible for collecting supplies for the army. He died in Richmond in April 1805.
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Hubard, William Stebins
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