McGuire, Hunter, 1835-1900

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The central figures in this collection are Cuthbert Powell (1775-1849), his son, Charles Leven Powell (1804-1896), Charles Leven Powell's wife, Selina (Lloyd) Powell (d. 1871), and their children.

Cuthbert Powell Cuthbert Powell (1775-1849) was born in Middleburg, Loudoun County, Virginia to parents Leven Powell (1737-1810) and Sarah (Harrison) Powell. He was one of eleven children. Cuthbert made his fortune alongside his brother, Leven Powell, Jr. (1772-1807), as a merchant and ship owner. He retired to "Llangollen," Loudoun County, Virginia in 1812 after a decline in business. Later he was elected to serve in both houses of the Virginia General Assembly; the Virginia State Senate in 1829 and the Virginia House of Delegates in 1840. In 1788, Cuthbert married Catherine Simms, daughter of Col. Charles Simms. The couple had ten children including; Anne Maria Powell (1800-1885), who married 1st cousin Dr. William Levin Powell; Dr. Llewellen Powell (1802-1870), who married cousin Sarah Elizabeth Harrison; Charles Leven Powell (1804-1896), who married Selina Lloyd; Mary Emily Powell (b.1807), who married cousin Cuthbert Powell and later Rev. George Adie; Ellen Douglas Powell (1813- 1862) who married Judge William H. Gray; Cuthbert Harrison Powell (1814-1897); and Jane Simms (Fanny) Powell, who married Wellington Gordon.

Charles Leven Powell and Family Charles Leven Powell (1804-1896) married Selina Lloyd (d. 1871) in 1830. The couple had six children, including; Rebecca Powell (1831-1921), Harriet Lee "Hattie" (Powell) Smoot (1833-1870), Lloyd Powell (1834-1861), Charles Leven Powell, Jr. (1835-1862), Minna Powell (1837-1854), and Selina "Nina" (Powell) Hepburn (1842-1918). Harriet Lee "Hattie" (Powell) Smoot (1833-1870) married Rector Smoot. In 1871, Selina "Nina" (Powell) Hepburn (1842-1918) married Sewell Stavely Hepbron. At some point, the last name Hepbron was changed to Hepburn.

Charles Leven Powell (1804-1896) graduated from Yale College in 1825. After unsuccessful attempts at starting a law practice in Alexandria, Virginia, he was able to support his family as a teacher. Still hoping to advance his law career, the family moved to Henry, Illinois in 1850. After the death of their daughter, Minna Powell (1837-1854), the family returned to Virginia leaving the two sons behind. The parents opened a girls boarding school in Winschester, Virginia, but at the start of the Civil War in 1861 were forced to shut down. Lloyd Powell (1834-1861) returned to Virginia to enlist in the war and was killed at the 1st Battle of Bull Run, 21 July 1861. Following his death, Charles Leven Powell, Jr. (1835-1862) returned to Virginia to enlist and was killed in a skirmish in August 1862. The rest of the family scattered across the state to live with various relatives until the end of the war. The family reassembled in Alexandria, Virginia and opened another school for girls called the "Arlington Institute." The teachers on staff include Charles Leven Powell (1804-1896), his wife and his three remaining daughters. This school supported the family for 30 years until its closure in 1894.

From the guide to the Powell Famiy Papers, 1775-1927., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Sommerville, Henry Clay, 1834-1918. Physician's ledgers of H. C. Sommerville [manuscript], 1867-1911. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hotchkiss, Jedediah, 1828-1899. Jedediah Hotchkiss papers, 1835-1908 (bulk 1875-1898). Library of Congress
creatorOf St. Luke's Home for the Sick (Richmond, Va.). St. Luke's Hospital collection, 1894-1895. Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU Libraries
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Jedediah Hotchkiss Papers, 1835-1908, (bulk 1875-1898) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf McGuire, Hunter, 1835-1900. Papers, 1861-1936. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Watson, Walter Allen, 1867-1919. Papers : of Walter Allen Watson, 1820-1925. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Beardsworth, Ada Bantz, 1877-1965. Ada Bantz Beardsworth papers [manuscript], 1874-1953 (bulk 1897-1924). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Robertson, Archibald Gerard, 1889-1985. Papers, 1787-1986. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Pendleton, Alexander Swift, 1840-1864. "Sandie" Pendleton letter to "My Dear Miss Mary [manuscript], 1862 October 19. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf McGuire, Hunter, 1835-1900. Papers of Hunter Holmes McGuire [manuscript] 1861-1958. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Association of Medical Officers of the Confederate States Army and Navy. Association of Medical Officers of the Confederate Army and Navy records, 1873-1875 Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU Libraries
creatorOf McGuire, Hunter, 1835-1900,. Papers : of the Stuart-Baldwin-Robertson families, 1859-1926. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Brodnax, John Wilkes, 1864-1926. Brodnax papers, 1870-1926. William & Mary Libraries
creatorOf Powell Famiy Papers, 1775-1927. Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
creatorOf Coxe, Harriet. Papers of the Dinwiddie Family [manuscript], 1846-1937. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Powell family. Powell family papers, 1775-1927. William & Mary Libraries
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Association of Medical Officers of the Confederate States Army and Navy. corporateBody
associatedWith Beardsworth, Ada Bantz, 1877-1965. person
associatedWith Brodnax, John Wilkes, 1864-1926. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Confederate States of America. Army of Northern Virginia. corporateBody
associatedWith Conrad, Robert Young, 1805-1875 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Dupuy family. family
associatedWith Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894 person
associatedWith Henderson, G. F. R. (George Francis Robert), 1854-1903. person
associatedWith Hill, Daniel Harry, 1821-1889, person
associatedWith Hopkins, Johns, 1795-1873 person
correspondedWith Hotchkiss, Jedediah, 1828-1899. person
associatedWith Jackson, Mary Anna, 1831-1915. person
associatedWith Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863 person
associatedWith James Monroe. person
associatedWith Lee, Agnes, 1841-1873 person
associatedWith Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905 person
associatedWith Lee, George Washington Custis, 1832-1913, person
associatedWith Lee, Mary Anna Randolph Custis, 1806-1873 person
associatedWith Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 person
associatedWith Letcher, John, 1813-1884 person
associatedWith McGuire, Ann Elizabeth Moss, person
associatedWith McGuire, Hugh Holmes, 1801-1873, person
associatedWith Medical College of Virginia. Faculty corporateBody
associatedWith Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, collector. corporateBody
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831 person
associatedWith Pendleton, Alexander Swift, 1840-1864. person
associatedWith Powell family. family
associatedWith Powell Family, family
associatedWith Robertson, Archibald Gerard, 1889-1985. person
associatedWith Sommerville, Henry Clay, 1834-1918. person
associatedWith St. Luke's Home for the Sick (Richmond, Va.) corporateBody
associatedWith Watson, Walter Allen, 1867-1919. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
African Americans--Virginia--History--19th century
Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
Women--United States--History- -19th century
Kilpatrick--Dahlgren Raid, 1864


Birth 1835-10-11

Death 1900-09-19



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