Giles, William Branch, 1762-1830

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American legislator; Governor of Virginia.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : "Wigwam" [Amelia County, Va.], to Thomas Jefferson, 1823 May 4 and Sept. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269589278

Virginia governor and U.S. senator and congressman.

From the description of Letter : Washington, William Branch Giles to William Jones, 1802 April 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136167

William Branch Giles (12 August 1762–4 December 1830) was a native of Amelia County, Virginia. He attended Hampden-Sydney College and Princeton University, and studied law with George Wythe. The 24th Governor of Virginia, Giles' political career included serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. Giles won the House seat in a special election in 1790, following the death of Theodorick Bland. In 1804, Giles was appointed as a Senator from Virginia after the resignation of Wilson Cary Nicholas. He himself resigned in 1815. Giles served as Governor of Virginia from March 4, 1827 to March 4, 1830.

From the guide to the Land Grant, 1829 April 8, (John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

Virginia governor and U. S. senator and congressman.

From the description of Letter [manuscript] : Washington, William Branch Giles to William Jones, 1802 April 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647844223

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creatorOf Richards, Paul C.,. Letters of Virginians [manuscript] 1795-1818, 1870. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Giles, William Branch, 1762-1830. Letter : Washington, William Branch Giles to William Jones, 1802 April 18. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Tazewell family. Papers, 1785-1865. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Giles, William Branch, 1762-1830. Land grant, 1829 April 8, to members of the Gardner family. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Hammer family. Land papers, 1761-1844. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
referencedIn Archer, John R., doctor. Documents concerning the sale of Dr. Archer's slaves to satisfy a debt to the Farmers Bank of Virginia, 1829-1835. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
creatorOf Tazewell family. Papers, 1772-1866. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter to William Branch Giles [manuscript] 1823 June 9. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Giles, William Branch, 1762-1830. Letters, to Daniel Call [manuscript] 1802-1804. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Barbour, B. Johnson (Benjamin Johnson), 1821-1894. Papers of the Barbour family [manuscript], 1672-1930. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Autograph letter signed : Monticello, to William Branch Giles, member of Congress, 1795 Dec. 31. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Short-Harrison-Symmes Families Papers, 1760-1878, (bulk 1800-1860) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809,. Virginia letters [manuscript], 1776-1846. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Archer, William Segar, 1789-1855,. Argosy collection [manuscript], 1795-1893. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Letter, Monticello, to William Branch Giles [manuscript] 1825 Dec. 26. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Taylor, Creed, 1766-1836. Papers of Creed Taylor [manuscript], 1791-1873. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Randolph, Sarah N. (Sarah Nicholas), 1839-1892. Papers of the Randolph family [manuscript], 1790-1903. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Tazewell family. Papers, 1623-1930. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Tompkins family. Papers : of the Tompkins family, 1800-1877. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Wallace, William Manson, 1779-1854. Papers, 1824-1852 and n.d. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Whitman, Ezekiel, 1776-1866. Letter to George Thatcher [manuscript] 1810 Jan. 15. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wirt, William, 1772-1834. William Wirt letter to William B. Giles [manuscript] 1808 Dec. 20. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866. ALS : Petersburg, Va., to William Branch Giles, 1808 Oct. 5. Rosenbach Museum & Library
referencedIn Mason, John Y. Letters : Richmond, to Col. William H. Brodnax, Hicksford [Greensville County, Virginia], 1824-1827. Library of Virginia
referencedIn Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, 1700-1800 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Tyler, John, 1790-1862. ALS : Richmond, to William B. Giles, 1827 March 3. Rosenbach Museum & Library
creatorOf Bacon, Edmund, b. 1785,. Papers of the Randolph family of Edgehill and Wilson Cary Nicholas [manuscript], 1765-1869. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Barbour, James, 1775-1842. Walker family papers [manuscript] 1753-1873 (bulk 1816-1853). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Scott, Joseph, 1743-1810. Papers of Joseph Scott, 1801-1810. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Giles, William Branch, 1762-1830. Overton family papers [manuscript], 1781-1936, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lewis, Joseph, Jr., 1772-1834. Letter to James McHenry [manuscript] 1809 Dec. 6. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. Correspondence of Thomas Jefferson [manuscript], 1775-1826. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Randolph, John, 1773-1833. Letter to William B. Giles [manuscript] 1803 Jan. 19. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Dunmore, John Murray, Earl of, 1732-1809,. Virginia letters and legal opinion, 1776-1846. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Giles, William Branch, 1762-1830. Autograph letters signed (2) : "Wigwam" [Amelia County, Va.], to Thomas Jefferson, 1823 May 4 and Sept. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Land Grant, 1829 April 8 John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Goddard, Calvin, 1786-1842. Letter, 1802 March 13, Washington, D.C., to Coddington Billings, Stonington, Conn. Connecticut Historical Society
referencedIn Ambler family. Papers, 1772-1852. Virginia Historical Society Library
creatorOf Tazewell family. Papers, 1756-1931. Library of Virginia
referencedIn University of Virginia. University of Virginia records, 1827-1828. Library of Congress
creatorOf Giles, William Branch, 1762-1830. Papers, 1826-1830. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Tazewell, Littleton Waller, 1774-1860. Letter to William Branch Giles [manuscript] 1828 June 26. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Giles, William Branch, 1762-1830. Letter [manuscript] : Washington, William Branch Giles to William Jones, 1802 April 18. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Virginia. Land Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Wallace, William Manson, 1779-1854. person
associatedWith Whitman, Ezekiel, 1776-1866. person
associatedWith Wirt, William, 1772-1834. person
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Land grants--Virginia--Montgomery County--History-19th century
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Birth 1762-08-12

Death 1830-12-04

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