Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Barksdales in:
 • Halifax Town Cemetery
 • Halifax
 • Halifax County
 • Virginia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
William Randolph Barksdale, Sr
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Jan. 6, 1849
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 1925


William Randolph Barksdale was the son of Elisha Barksdale and Judith Armistead (nee Barksdale)Barksdale. He served in the Virginia Militia during the Civil War. He later attended the University of Virginia, receiving his M.A. in 1870. He was admitted to the bar and was elected Judge of Halifax County. He served from 1874-1880, and from 1886-1904; then was elected Judge of Sixth Judicial District of Virginia. He held this position until his death. He also held positions as Attorney, President of Boston National Bank South Boston, Halifax County Court Judge, Judge Circuit Court Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, and Campbell Counties and Lynchburg city.

William Randolph and his first wife, Hallie Bailey Craddock, were married on November 14, 1872 at Halifax, Virginia. William and Hallie had nine children: William Randolph Jr, Fanny Poindexter, Charles Craddock, Elisha, Louise Jasper, Helen, Mary Owen, Alfred Dickinson and John Craddock.

Hallie died on April 23, 1900. William remarried on June 28, 1905, to Virginia "Jennie" Douglas Watkins in South Boston, Halifax County, Virginia.

Family links: 
  Elisha Barksdale (1812 - 1887)
  Judith Armistead Barksdale Barksdale (1818 - 1900)
  Virginia Douglas Watkins Barksdale (1858 - 1937)
  Hallie Bailey Craddock Barksdale (1854 - 1900)*
  William Randolph Barksdale (1874 - 1933)*
  Fanny Poindexter Barksdale Craddock (1876 - 1948)*
  Charles Craddock Barksdale (1879 - 1945)*
  Elisha Barksdale (1881 - 1957)*
  Louise Jasper Barksdale Watkins (1883 - 1965)*
  Helen Barksdale Martin (1887 - 1964)*
  Mary Owen Barksdale (1889 - 1958)*
  Alfred Dickinson Barksdale (1892 - 1972)*
  John Craddock Barksdale (1896 - 1969)*
  James Peter Barksdale (1839 - 1865)**
  Armistead Barksdale (1841 - 1935)*
  William Randolph Barksdale (1849 - 1925)
  Clara Scott Barksdale (1853 - 1911)*
*Calculated relationship
Jan. 6, 1849 - April 5, 1925

The path of the just is as the
shining light, that shineth more
and more unto the perfect day.

Halifax Town Cemetery
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Maintained by: Cara Mia
Originally Created by: Laurie Goodman Lenz
Record added: Nov 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62322657
William Randolph Barksdale, Sr
Added by: Mary Melissa Newlon Watkins
William Randolph Barksdale, Sr
Added by: Cara Mia
William Randolph Barksdale, Sr
Added by: David Harmon
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Anne Wyatt
 Added: Mar. 21, 2014

- sassytazzy
 Added: Jun. 30, 2013

- Cara Mia
 Added: Jun. 16, 2013
There is 1 more note not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service