Planter, was born November 10, 1797, on his father's plantation in Greensville County, Va., and died on his plantation, ten miles west of Ft. Mitchell, on Old Federal Road, in Russell County, March 11, 1843; son of Sterling and Elizabeth (Dupree) Bass, sr., the former, an only son, originally from England to Greensville County, Va., prior to the American Revolution and the latter of South Carolina. Sterling Bass after his first wife's death married a Miss Gregory and Mrs. Sarah Toney Oates, of Montgomery, wife of former Gov. William C. Oates, is a granddaughter of this union. Hartwell Bass' grandparents on the maternal side were Daniel and Elizabeth Dupree, French Huguenots who came about 1700 to South Carolina. Daniel Dupree, Jr., a son, married Fannie Calhoun of the famous family of that name in that state. The parents of Hartwell Bass were well educated for that day, and it was from them that most of his education was secured. He was a planter, mill man and large slave holder. He was a Whig and a Methodist. Married: April 21, 1825, in Hancock County, Ga., to Elizabeth, daughter of Turner and Rebecca (Sledge) Mooreland, formerly of Dinwiddie County, Va., who had lately come to Georgia and who about 1830, moved to Russell County. Children: 1. Elizabeth Dupree, born, 1828, m. Patrick Henry Perry, five children, died 1889; 2. Joseph Allen, born 1831, died 1841; Demetrius Mooreland, born, 1834, died from wound received while member of Texas cavalry. C. S. Army, 1862; Rebecca Ann Sledge, born 1836, died, 1843; Mary Rivers, born 1839, died 1843: Martha Turner, born 1841, m. first Stephen Clements Greene, one child, second Peter Alexander Greene, no children, died in 1902. Last residence: Russell County. [Source: History of Alabama and dictionary of Alabama biography, Volume 3; By Thomas McAdory Owen, Mrs. Marie (Bankhead) Owen; publ. 1921; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack]
Chambliss, John Randolph
Born at Hicksford, Greensville county, Virginia, January 23, 1833; graduated from United States Military Academy, 1853; resigned the following year and remained at home until 1861. He was a representative in the second Confederate congress. He was aide-de-camp to the governor, 1856-1861; commanded a brigade of Virginia militia, and was brigade inspector. In July, 1861, he was commissioned colonel of the Thirteenth Virginia Cavalry Regiment, and took part in the operations on the Rappahannock. Later he was assigned to W. H. F. Lee's cavalry brigade, and served under Stuart; in December, 1864, promoted to brigadier general, and was killed August 16, leading in a cavalry battle on the Charles City road, north side of the James river. His body was treated with honor by the enemy, and delivered to his friends. [Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume III; Edited by Lyon Gardiner Tyler; Publ. 1915; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack.]
Feild, Colonel Everard Meade
Born in Greenville County, Virginia, July 18, 1831, is the son of Theophilus A. Feild, who was born in Brunswick County, Virginia , and died in 1857, and Jane Wyatt, also now deceased. Theophilus A. Feild was a son of Dr. Richard Feild, also of Brunswick County . At Washington , D. C., May 17, 1852, Rev. Horace Stringfellow officiating, Everard M. Feild married Maria Louisa Fox. She was the daughter of S. Moylan Fox, now deceased, and Louisa Linton, and was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania , September 15, 1836. Mrs. Feild died at her husband's residence in Petersburg , on August 3, 1884. Their children were eleven, born in the order named : Fannie B., Edward W. (died January, 1857), Jessie V., Louisa L., Everard M., Theophilus A., Hubbard M., Mary C. and Lizzie F., twins, Henry B., Moylan C. Colonel Feild went to school in Greenville County, Sussex County, and at Petersburg. He left school at the age of sixteen years, and went into the wholesale grocery business, in which he continued until his marriage. He then went to Greenville County, where he farmed until the war. He entered the Confederate States Army as captain of Company F, 12th Virginia Infantry, which regiment was assigned to Mahone's brigade. In 1862 he was made major of the regiment; in 1863 was promoted lieutenant colonel, and at battle of the Crater, 1864, was promoted colonel. He was slightly wounded in second battle of the Wilderness, while in command of Mahone's brigade sharpshooters, and severely wounded at Spottsylvania C. H., May 12, 1864. He served till the close of the war, and was in battles of Seven Pines, Sharpsburg, and second Wilderness; commanded regiment in battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg , Culpeper C. H., Spottsylvania C. H., Mine Run and several others. After the close of the war Colonel Feild returned to Greenville county, where he farmed until 1870, when he came to Petersburg as express agent for the A. M. & Ohio It. R., with which company he remained until, in 1885, he accepted his present position, deputy collector of United States Internal Revenue; service at Petersburg. [Source: Virginia and Virginians: History of Volume 2; by Robert Alonzo Brock, Virgil Anson Lewis; publ. 1888; Pages 634 to 659; transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack 2011]
Harris, Lieut. Benjamin
Born 1732 and died 1812. He had fought in the early wars, served in the Revolution as lieutenant from Greenville County, Virginia where he was born and died. He was married to Mourning Glenn. [Source: Lineage Book, Volume 51 by Daughter of the American Revolution pg. 288; publ. 1919; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack; [Source: The National cyclopedia of American biography, Volume 6 pg. 7; by George Derby, James Terry White; Publ. 1896; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack]
Hartley, Edgar A.
Was born in Sussex County, Virginia, on October 29, 1849. He attended the schools of his native county, remaining with his parents until 1866. He then clerked in J. B. Jarratt's general store for six years, and in 1872 went to Halifax, North Carolina and kept books four years for R. P. Spiers. In l876 he began business for himself, carrying on a general store at Comans Well, Sussex County, Virginia, two years, then removing, in 1878, to Petersburg, and opening up business as grocer and commission merchant, with R. B. Hartley, the firm style and name being E. A. Hartley & Bro. Mr. Hartley owns two stores in Sussex county, one at Stony Creek and one at Jarratts; and another store in Greenville county, at Belfleld. His father, William J. Hartley, died in August, 1863, aged forty-five years, and his mother is Martha E. (Gary) Hartley, living still in Sussex County. In Petersburg, May 10, 1876, he married S. L., daughter of T. L. Johnson, who died in 1875, and Mary A. Bishop, who died in 1879. Irving J., Mary L., Letae and Florrie are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Hartley. [Source: Virginia and Virginians: History of Volume 2; by Robert Alonzo Brock, Virgil Anson Lewis; publ. 1888; Pages 634 to 659; transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack]
Jones, William M.
Was born in Greensville County, Virginia, on January 21, 1840, the son of Mordecai Jones, now deceased, who was a son of John Jones, of Brunswick County, Virginia. The mother of William M., Martha R. Gregg her maiden name, still lives in Greensville County. William M. finished his education at Randolph-Macon College, where he was graduated in 1860. The following year he taught school, then entered the Confederate States Army in the "Greensville Guards." He was appointed assistant quartermaster, and so served around Petersburg until the close of the war. From 1865 to 1871 he taught in the Wesleyan Female College, and since 1871 had been engaged in his present business in Norfolk, a member of the firm of Jones, Lee & Co., commission merchants. Mr. Jones is chairman of the school board of Norfolk, and treasurer of the board of city water commissioners. In Nansemond County, Virginia, December 23, 1868, he married Pattie J., eldest daughter of Capt. Patrick H. Lee and Joanna Rawls, his wife. Mrs. Jones was born in Nansemond County, where her parents still reside. Her father served in the late war, captain in the 13th Virginia Cavalry, C. S. A. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Jones were born in the order named: H. Lee, now deceased; Willie M.; A. Celeste, R. Paul, R. Virginia; Pattie J., deceased; Pattie J.,2d, deceased; Richard A. and Harry P. [Source: Virginia and Virginians: History of Volume 2; by Robert Alonzo Brock, Virgil Anson Lewis; publ. 1888; transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack]
Mahood, Hugh B. M. D.
Hugh B. Mahood, M. D. Locating in North Emporia, Virginia, in the year 1900, a graduate M. D. and registered pharmacist, Dr. Mahood has established a lucrative medical practice and an honorable name wherever known. His father, William H. B. Mahood, was born in Petersburg, Virginia, where he died in 1872. He was an enlisted soldier of the Confederacy, serving four years, but during the greater part of the time was engaged in the secret service of the Confederate government. He was slightly wounded at the battle of the Seven Pines but escaped serious injury although often engaged in perilous service. His brother, Alexander B. Mahood, a banker of Petersburg, was the financial agent for the Confederate government in that city. After the war William H. B. Mahood engaged in mercantile business in Petersburg until his death. He married Mary L., daughter of Robert C. and Matilda (Worrell) Barnes. Her brothers, Benjamin Lewis and Robert McKengree Barnes, served in the Confederate army, the former an officer on the staff of General Roger A. Pryor. Children: 1. William A., born in 1860, now railroad and express agent and postmaster at Pleasant Shade, Virginia; he married Emily Pope and has a son Benjamin W. and one daughter. 2. Mary. 3. Hugh B., of further mention. Dr. Hugh B. Mahood, son of William H. B. and Mary L. (Barnes) Mahood, was born in Petersburg, Virginia, July 28, 1870. He was educated in public and private schools of that city, and in 1896 entered the Medical College of Virginia, whence he was graduated M. D., class of "99." He served as interne in the Protestant Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia, and in 1900 located in Emporia, Greenville county, Virginia, where he has since been engaged in the practice of his profession. Prior to entering medical college, he was for a time a drug clerk in Petersburg and studied pharmacy. He passed -the Virginia State Board of Pharmacy and secured a registered druggist license. He then entered the navy as an apothecary, where he remained for three years, and after leaving the navy he matriculated in the medical department of the Medical College of Virginia, and graduated in the class of 1899 with the degree of M. D. He is local surgeon for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, and stands high in the regard of his professional brethren. Dr. Mahood devoted three years to the service of his state in the National Guard, enlisting as a private, was promoted surgeon with the rank of lieutenant, but his increasing practice compelled him to resign. He is a member of the Virginia Medical Society, member and ex-vice-president of the Association of Surgeons of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, member of the Virginia State Pharmaceutical Society and of the Pi Mu Greek letter fraternity of his college. He is a member of "Widow's Son" Lodge, No. 152, Free and Accepted Masons, of Emporia. He is an attendant of the Methodist Episcopal church. Dr. Mahood married, at Richmond, Virginia, June 9, 1903, Clara de Greffenreidt Boswell, born in Lunenburg county, Virginia, November 30, 1884, daughter of William Boswell. (Encyclopedia of Virginia Biographies, Vol. IV. Publ. 1915. Transcribed by Chris Davis)
Martin, Cecil Edward M. D.
This branch of the Martin family is of North Carolina, that state having been the place of birth of Dr. Cecil Edward Martin, of North Emporia, Virginia. From North Carolina this line gave to the American army in the war of the revolution Jonathan Martin, who attained the wonderful age of one hundred and four years, while in the later war between the states, Harrison Martin, grandfather of Dr. Cecil Edward Martin, was a soldier in .a regiment of cavalry recruited in North Carolina.
(I) Harrison Martin was born in Northampton county, North Carolina, and served throughout the entire four years of the civil war, returning to his home after the surrender at Appomattox Court House. He married Rebecca Johnson, among his sons being Henry Edward, of whom further.
(II) Henry Edward Martin, son of Harrison and Rebecca (Johnson) Martin, was born in Northampton county, North Carolina, in 1853, and there resides to the present time. His calling is that of farmer. He married Martha Jane Gardner, born in Northampton county, North Carolina, daughter of Jesse D. and Martha Jane Gardner. Among the sons of Jesse D. and Martha Jane Gardner are John R., Henry and William R. Gardner. Children of Henry Edward and Martha Jane (Gardner) Martin: Cecil Edward, of whom further; Verona, born in 1881; Lucy Freeman, born in Northampton county, North Carolina, in 1883, married Jacob Oldham; Jesse H., born in Northampton county, North Carolina, September 4, 1885, died December 6, 1913, a farmer, married Winnie Parker.
(III) Dr. Cecil Edward Martin, son of Henry Edward and Martha Jane (Gardner) Martin, was born in Northampton county, North Carolina, September 14, 1879, and was there educated in the public schools, graduating from high school in 1903. He afterward entered Wake Forest College, near Raleigh, North Carolina, taking a two years' course. In 1907 he became a student in the Virginia University College of Medicine at Richmond, Virginia, and received his M. D. in 1909, in which year he passed the examinations of the Virginia Medical Board and was licensed to practice his profession in the state. He is now a practitioner of North Emporia, Virginia, where he has been cordially received by his professional brethren and is held in high public esteem, attending the needs of a generous and lucrative practice. Dr. Martin is a member of the American Medical Association, the Sea Board Medical Association, the Virginia Medical Society, and the South Side Medical Association, being vice-president of the last-named organization. In 1912 he read a paper before the South Side Medical Association, his topic being "Catching Cold," his dissertation instructive and thoroughly comprehensive. Dr. Martin is local register of vital statistics of the Bellfield district of Virginia. He is a charter member of North Carolina Lodge, No. 524, Free and Accepted Masons, and is past senior warden of that lodge. He took his degrees in American George Lodge, No. 17, of Murfreesboro, North Carolina, in 1900; member of Lodge No. 292, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Emporia; was a charter member of Rich Square Lodge, Northampton county, North Carolina; member of Woodmen of the World; and Meherin Camp, No. 59, Royal Arcanum, of Petersburg. Dr. Martin is a strong Democratic sympathizer, and is a communicant of the Baptist church. Dr. Martin married Catherine E. Skikes, born in Northampton county, North Carolina, September 1, 1880, daughter of John A. and Nannie (Carter) Skikes, the ceremony being solemnized May 12, 1904. They are the parents of: Virginia C., born in Richmond, Virginia, May 24, 1909; Mary Lou, born in Northampton county, North Carolina, January 27, 1911; Catherine Louise, born in Northampton county, North Carolina, August 17, 1912. (Encyclopedia of Virginia Biographies, Vol. IV. Publ. 1915. Transcribed by Chris Davis)
Mason, John Young
Secretary of the navy, and attorney-general of the United States, was born in Greenville County, Va., Apr. 18, 1799. In his boyhood he studied in the common schools of his neighborhood, and was afterward sent to the University of North Carolina, where he was graduated in 1816. He fixed upon the profession of law as his future vocation, and went to Litchfield, Conn., where there was a law school of celebrity, and where he remained three years, when he was admitted to the bar. He settled in Southampton County, Va., and began practice, which soon became extensive and lucrative. He was elected to the Virginia assembly while still a young man, and continued to serve m that body for a number of terms. In 1829 he was a member of the state constitutional convention, and in 1831 was elected a member of the U. S. House of Representatives, where he remained until 1837, when he was appointed judge of the U. S. district for Virginia. Tyler, on his accession to the presidency, Apr. 4, 1841, after the death of President Harrison, retained the cabinet which had been appointed by Harrison until 1843, when he made a reorganization, which included Thomas Walker Gilmer of Virginia for secretary of the navy. With the other new members, Gilmer was confirmed by the senate, Feb. 15, 1844, but thirteen days afterward, on Feb. 28th, by an explosion of a gun on board the steamship of war Princeton, on the Potomac river, he and the secretary of state, Judge Upshur, lost their lives. The position of secretary of the navy was filled by Com. Lewis Warrington until March 14, 1844, when John Young Mason received the appointment, and was at once confirmed by the senate. On the accession of James Knox Polk to the office of president, Mason was appointed by him on March 5th, and promptly confirmed by the senate, attorney-general of the United States. He continued to hold this position until Sept. 9, 1846, when he succeeded George Bancroft as secretary of the navy, the latter having been appointed minister to the court of St. James. At the end of the Polk administration, Mason went to Richmond, Va., and settled there in the practice of law. In 1850 he was a member of the constitutional convention of the state of Virginia, and presided over the deliberations of that body. In 1853 Franklin Pierce became president, and he appointed Mason U. S. minister to France. He was reappointed by President Buchanan, and remained abroad during the rest of his life, dying in Paris, Oct. 3, 1859. [Source: The National cyclopedia of American biography, Volume 6 pg. 7; by George Derby, James Terry White; Publ. 1896; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack]
Prichard, Nathan Brooks
The subject of this sketch was born in Petersburg, on the 29th day of February, 1848. He is a son of William Irwin Prichard, who was born in Greenville County, Virginia, and who died on April 30, 1883, aged seventy-seven years. His mother is Mary Margaret Prichard, nee Hammett, living in Petersburg. At Suffolk, Virginia, September 27, 1870 Rev. S. V. Easter officiating, Nathan Brooks Prichard and Marion Blunt Riddick were wedded. They have three children living, Marion McDonald, William Blunt, Nathan Riddick, and have buried one daughter, Mary Claiborne. The father of Mrs. Prichard was the Hon. Washington L. Riddick, who died in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1872, aged forty-seven years. He was a Senator in the Virginia legislature at the time of his death, and had been ably serving there for some years previously. Her mother, whose maiden name was Frances Marion Blunt, is now living at Charlotte, North Carolina, aged sixty three years. Mr. Prichard went to school in Petersburg, until he entered the army at the age of 16 years, May 5, 1864. His first service was in the local Petersburg troops, but in January, 1865, he volunteered for field service, and was in S. Taylor Mortin's battery of artillery, Army of Northern Virginia, from that time till the surrender at Appomattox C. H. He was wounded in the desperate affair at Rives farm, near Petersburg, June 9, 1864. After the war, he returned to Petersburg, and in November, 1865, went to clerking for J. C. Riddle, then owner of the Basin Mills, Petersburg. In January following he was elected to a clerkship in office of the agency of the cotton mills, under David Callender. This position he resigned in 1870 to accept clerkship with Davis, Roper & Co., Petersburg, with which firm he remained until 1874. In the latter year he went into business for himself, and for fifteen years he has continued a partner in the firm of Allen & Prichard, wholesale grocers. Since March, 1886 he has been a member of the building committee of the Virginia Normal School building: he is vice-president of the Chamber of Commerce of Petersburg; trustee of the Building Loan Association, and vestryman of the St. Paul Church.
Prichard, Robert W.
Brother of Nathan B., was born in Petersburg, on November 20, 1856. He attended the schools of Petersburg until 1872, when he began clerking for J. R. Cary, crockery business; in 1874, went to clerking for J. B. Robertson, grocery; in 1879 went into the grocery business for himself, and in 1887 changed to his present business, house furnishing store, as manager of the firm of Prichard & Co. He was married in Petersburg, November 23, 1881, and has three children: Robert W., Jr., Herbert B. and Mattie B. His wife is Mattie C., daughter of the late Governor Thomas and Isabella Bragg of North Carolina, both now deceased. Mr. Prichard had four elder brothers in the service, C. S. A., during the late war: William B., Chas. E., severely wounded; John H. and Nathan B., slightly wounded. He is a vestryman in Grace P. E. Church. [Source: Virginia and Virginians: History of Volume 2; by Robert Alonzo Brock, Virgil Anson Lewis; publ. 1888; Pages 634 to 659; transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack]
Upshur, Abel Parker
Jurist, secretary of state and of the navy, was born in Northampton County, Va., June 17, 1790. He received a classical education at Nassau Hall, from which he was graduated in 1802, after which he went through a course of legal training in the office of William Wirt, LL.D., of Richmond. In 1810 he was admitted to practice at the bar, and practiced in Richmond, Va., during the next fourteen years, when he removed to his estate in Northampton County, but did not relinquish business in the courts where he had been accustomed to practice. He became a candidate for the state legislature, and was elected to that office. In 1826 he received the appointment of judge in the general court of Virginia. In 1829 he was a member of the state constitutional convention that was called to revise the state constitution, and was again made judge of the general court, this time by election to that office, which he continued to hold, with credit to himself and with satisfaction to the public, until 1841. On Sept. 13, 1841, President John Tyler appointed Judge Upshur secretary of the navy, and he continued in charge of that department until June 24, 1843, when he was appointed secretary of state. He held the latter office until his sudden and tragic death, when he was succeeded by John C. Calhoun. Judge Upshur was a flue constitutional lawyer, a man of decided talents, and possessing more than ordinary mental powers, and an able writer on legal topics. He was a pro-slavery Democrat in politics. On Feb. 28, 1844, President Tyler, Secretary of State Upshur, and Secretary of the Navy Thomas W. Gilmer, with other officials, were on board the U. S. war steamer Princeton, in the Potomac River, when a large wrought iron gun, with which experiments were being made, exploded, killing Judge Upshur, secretaries Gilmer, Maxey, and others. Judge Upshur was the author of a number of essays and speeches, which were published, and also of an important work entitled "Brief Inquiry into the True Nature and Character of our Federal Government: Review of Judge Joseph Story's Commentaries on the Constitution" (Petersburg,Va., 1840). He died near Washington, D. C., Feb. 28, 1844. [Source: The National cyclopedia of American Biography volume 6 v.1-pg. 8; by George Derby, James Terry White; Publ. 1896; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack]
Soldier, was born in Louisa County, Va., June 17, 1746. He was descended from a family originally of English blood, the earliest American member of which was one of five brothers who emigrated about the middle of the 17th century from Winston Hall in Yorkshire, and settled in Hanover county, Va. He received a fair education, and at the age of seventeen joined a company of rangers under Capt. Phelps which, on Sept. 30,1763, was drawn into an ambuscade by the Indians and defeated by them. Young Winston's horse was killed under him, he himself was twice wounded, and left in an almost helpless condition. He managed to conceal himself, however, until the Indians were gone, when a comrade came to his aid and carried him on his back for three days until they at last reached a friendly frontier cabin. He recovered from his wound in time, but the ball never being extracted, it occasionally caused him pain. He was an early and devoted friend to the cause of independence and, in 1755, took part in Braddock's defeat. In 1769, failing to obtain a grant of 10,000 acres south of the Guyandotte River, he emigrated to North Carolina and settled in what is now Forsythe county. He was a member of the Hillsboro' Convention which met Aug. 21, 1775, and all hopes of reconciliation with the royal government being now ended, he erected a provisional form of government for the state. In 1776 he was created ranger of Surrey county and major of militia and served in Rutherford's expedition against the Cherokees. The following year he was a member of the House of Commons from Surrey, and assisted in making a treaty with the Cherokees at Long Island which, although made without taking any oath, has never yet been violated. In 1780 he served with Col. Davidson in pursuit of Bryan's forces and was with Cleveland in his movements against the loyalists on New River. He commanded a portion of the right wing in the fierce and bloody battle of King's Mountain on Oct. 9th, when the Americans succeeded in driving the British from their lofty position. Over 200 of the British were killed and 899 were captured, while but 88 of the Americans were killed and wounded. The legislature of the state voted Joseph Winston an elegant sword for his distinguished services on that day. In February, 1781, he led a party against a baud of Tories and defeated them: he then took part in the battle of Guilford Court House, the effects of which were almost a victory for the Americans. In 1793-95 and again in 1803-07 he was a member of congress. The county seat of Forsythe County, N. C., was named after him. He was a man of stately form, old school manners, and commanding presence. He died within the lofty mountains of Stokes and Surrey, in the neighborhood of Germantown, N. C., Apr. 21,1815, leaving many worthy descendants. [Source: The National cyclopedia of American Biography volume 6 v.1-pg. 9; by George Derby, James Terry White; Publ. 1896; Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack]
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