Storming of Stony Point, July 15, 1779.


Storming of Stony Point, July 15, 1779.

Newspaper clippings (from the Standard, Richmond, Va.) concerning descendants of the Virginia troops who were in the Battle of Stony Point, N.Y. (1779) Some information is given by Brock and by Alexander Brown concerning Thomas Posey, James Gibbon, Peter Francisco, and William Mayo.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7262214

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Gibbon, James, 1759-1835 (person)

Gibbon family. (family)

Francisco family. (family)

Francisco, Peter, 1760-1831 (person)

Peter Francisco served in the revolutionary was for three years. After the war he returned to Buckingham County where he opened a tavern at New Store. Biographical information can be found in Ralph A. Racer, Buckingham's Francisco, pp. 17-28; Charles Henry Hamilton, Peter Francisco, Soldier Extraordinary (Richmond, Va.: Whittet & Shepperson, 1976). From the description of Letter: to John Stuart, Buckingham [County, Virginia], 1792 December 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 12262...

Mayo, William James, 1861-1939 (person)

Graduate of University of Michigan Medical School. From the description of William James Mayo papers, 1937. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418409 ...

Posey, Thomas, 1750-1818 (person)

Posey's correspondence and papers, including letters written during the American Revolution, from his military service in the 1790s, and as governor of the Indiana Territory. Also included is his Revolutionary War journal in the original and in typewritten transcript; a biography in the original and in photocopy; commissions and appointments; Posey's funeral oration; letters of Mary Alexander Thornton Posey to her children; and letters of Posey's sons regarding his Revolutionary War pension. ...

Brown, Alexander, 1843-1906 (person)

Born at Glenwood, Nelson County, Va., Alexander Brown was deafened while serving in the Confederate Army in the explosion of a powder-boat near Fort Fisher, N.C. He married Caroline Augusta Cabell and after her death, Sarah Randolph Cabell. He was the author of The Genesis of the United States, The First Republic in America, The Cabells and Their Kin and other works. From the description of Papers, 1748-1900. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 21062305 Alex...

Brock, R. A. (Robert Alonzo), 1839-1914 (person)

Wirt County was named for William Wirt, who gained fame in Virgtinia as a lawyer and perhaps is best known for his role in the prosecution of Aaron burr for treason. It was created in 1848 from sections of Wood and Jackson Counties. Wirt County was one of the fifty western Virginia counties to form the state of West Virginia in 1863. From the guide to the Wirt County (W. Va.) plat and land survey, 1860, (The Library of Virginia) Northumberland County was formed in 1645 from ...

Posey family. (family)