Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh, 1837-1891

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James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was the grandson of James Barron and son of Wilton and Jane A. (Barron) Hope. James Barron Hope graduated from the College of William and Mary. He practiced law and was commonwealth's attorney for Norfolk. He married Anne Beverley Whiting. The couple had two daughters, Jane A. Barron (Janey Barron Marr) and Nanny Hope. Hope is known primarily for his poetry, serving as the official poet of the 250th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement. He published several volumes of writings and also edited newspapers. Hope died in 1887.

From the guide to the James Barron Hope Papers (I), 1790-1965., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

Robert William Hughes was born at Muddy Creek Plantation, Powhatan County, Va. in 1821. His parents died in 1822 and he was raised by Edward C. Carrington and Eliza Preston Carrington. He attended Caldwell Institute, Greensboro, N. C. and studied law in Fincastle, Va. He married Eliza M. Johnston, niece of Joseph E. Johnston and the adopted daughter and niece of John B. Floyd. Hughes' son was Robert Morton Hughes. Robert William Hughes was a newspaper editor and federal district attorney. Involved in post Civil War Republican Party politics, he was nominated for governor of Virginia and for Congress but did not win. He was appointed judge of the federal court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

  • 16 Jan. 1821: Born at Muddy Creek Plantation, Powhatan Co., Va.,the son of Jesse and Elizabeth Woodson (Morton) Hughes.
  • 1822: Both parents died, and Hugheswas raised by Gen. Edward C. Carringtonand his wife, Eliza(Preston) Carringtonof Halifax Co., Va.(family relationship not known).
  • Ca. 1833 - 1837 : "put to the carpenter's trade in Princeton, N.J."
  • Ca. 1837 - 1838 : Attended Caldwell Institute,Greensboro, N.C.
  • Ca. 1839: Tutor, Bingham High School,Hillsboro, N.C.
  • 1843: Studied law, Fincastle, Va.
  • 1846: Began practice of law, Richmond, Va.
  • 4 June 1850: Married Eliza M. Johnston,(1825-1908), niece of Gen. Joseph E. Johnstonand niece and adopted daughter of John Buchananand Sarah (Preston) Floyd.
  • 1850: Began writing editorials for the Richmond Examiner.
  • 1853 - 1857 : Editor of the Richmond Examinerwhile regular editor in Europe.
  • 1855: Birth of son, Robert Morton Hughes.
  • 1857 - 1861 : Editor of the Washington Union,and lived in home of Secretary of War John Buchanan Floyd.
  • 1861: Birth of son, Floyd Hughes(2 other children died young)
  • 1861: Because of "chronic disease" retired to a farm near Abingdon, Va.,where General and Mrs. Floyd1ived with the Hughes family.
  • 1861 - 1864 : Wrote for the Richmond Examiner,showing hostility toward Jefferson Davis' administration.
  • 1865 - 1866 : Edited the Richmond Republic,and generally pursued a course that considered "nimble"
  • 1868: Delegate to National Democratic Convention.
  • 1869 - 1870 : Editor of the Richmond State Journal.
  • Ca. 1870: Wounded William E. Cameronin a duel.
  • 1872: Named federal district attorney by Grant administration.
  • 1872: Nominated for Congressbut did not win.
  • 1873: Nominated for Governor of Virginiabut did not win.
  • 1874: Named Judge of federal court for the Eastern District of Va.
  • 1898: Resigned judgeship.
  • 1901: Died at Abingdon, Va.

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From the guide to the Inventory of the Robert William Hughes Papers, 1818-1900, (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

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referencedIn Custis-Lee Family Papers, 1700-circa 1928, (bulk 1770-1870) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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creatorOf Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Papers of Robert E. Lee [manuscript], 1830-1870. n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Inventory of the Robert William Hughes Papers, 1818-1900 Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
creatorOf Lee, George Bolling, 1872-1948. Papers, 1813-1924. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Photographic Portrait File The Huntington Library
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creatorOf Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. Robert E. Lee family collection, 1838-1870. Museum of the Confederacy
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referencedIn Virginia farmer's diary, 1863-1865. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf J. B. H. (James Barron Hope), 1829-1887. James Barron Hope Papers I, 1790-1965, 1847-1887. William & Mary Libraries
referencedIn Levering, John, 1826-. Recollections of the Civil War, 1861-66, 1884-1891. University of Virginia. Library
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referencedIn Confederate officers photograph album, n.d. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Venable, Charles S. (Charles Scott), 1827-1900. Charles S. Venable papers, 1862-1894 (1863-1864) [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Lee family. Papers, 1824-1918. Virginia Historical Society Library
referencedIn Confederate officers photographs, 1861 - [1864?]. Alabama Department of Archives and History
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associatedWith Bancroft, George, 1800-1891 person
associatedWith Benjamin F. Butler (Benjamin Franklin) person
associatedWith Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893 person
associatedWith Calkins, Homer. person
associatedWith Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866 person
associatedWith Cooke, John Esten, 1830-1886. person
associatedWith Crozet, Claudius, 1790-1864 person
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associatedWith Daniel, John Moncure, 1825-1865 person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894 person
associatedWith Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894 person
associatedWith Fendall, Philip Ricard, 1794-1868. person
associatedWith Gilliam family. family
associatedWith G. P. R. James (George Payne Rainsford) person
associatedWith Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 person
associatedWith Grigsby, Hugh Blair, 1806-1881 person
associatedWith James Barron Hope person
associatedWith James, G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford), 1801? -1860 person
associatedWith J. B. H. (James Barron Hope) person
associatedWith J. B. H. (James Barron Hope), 1829-1887. person
associatedWith J. D. B. De Bow(James Dunwoody Brownson) person
associatedWith J. L. M. Curry(Jabez Lamar Monroe) person
associatedWith Joseph E. Johnston (Joseph Eggleston) person
associatedWith Kilmer, George L. person
associatedWith Lee, Charles Carter, 1798-1871 person
associatedWith Lee, Charles Gilbert, 1843-1865. person
associatedWith Lee family. family
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associatedWith Lee, George Bolling, 1872-1948. person
associatedWith Lee, Robert E., Jr., 1843-1916. person
associatedWith Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. person
associatedWith Levering, John, 1826- person
associatedWith Longstreet, James, 1821-1904 person
associatedWith Macon, William Hartwell, 1759-1843. person
associatedWith Marshall, John, 1755-1835 person
associatedWith Morton, James W. (James Williams), 1842- person
associatedWith Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916 person
associatedWith Page, Thomas Nelson, 1853-1922 person
associatedWith Pasteur, F. Artemus. person
associatedWith Pollard, Charles T. (Charles Teed), 1842-1873. person
associatedWith Pryor, Anne Augusta Banister. person
associatedWith Redman, William Henry 1840. person
associatedWith Robert C. (Robert Charles) Winthrop. person
associatedWith Robert William Hughes person
associatedWith Tucker family. corporateBody
associatedWith Turner family. family
associatedWith Tyler, John, 1790-1862 person
associatedWith Ulysses S. Grant (Ulysses Simpson) person
associatedWith Venable, Charles S. (Charles Scott), 1827-1900. person
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associatedWith Wickham, John, 1763-1839 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Yorktown (Va.)
Subject
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Harbors--United States
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Dueling--Virginia
United States--Politics and government--1865-1900
American poetry--19th century
Canals--United States
Horses--Virginia
Railroads--Virginia
Occupation
Poets, American--19th century--Correspondence
Practice of law--Virginia--History
Lawyers--Virginia--Correspondence
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Birth 1837-05-31

Death 1891-10-15

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