|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1833|
Prince Edward County
|Death: ||Aug. 2, 1909|
Joseph attended Hampden-Sydney College for a year, then William & Mary College.
He graduated in 1855.
He then attended the Virginia Medical College and received his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1860.
He enlisted on 10 June 1861 as a commissioned Officer.
He was promoted to Full Surgeon and served in that capacity in Gen. Jackson's valley command.
He mustered out on 15 Feb. 1862.
He resigned due to "defective hearing"
He was a Confederate Soldier and surgeon.
1st Virginia Cavalry
The Amelia Dragoons were organized about 15 years prior to the War between the States, and was mustered into the service of the Confederate States at Ashland, VA. on the 9th of May 1861 by Col. (afterwards Major General) R.S. Ewell.
It was ordered thence to Winchester, VA. and assigned to Col. J.E.B. Stuarts' 1st Reg. VA. Cavalry and was designated Company "G."
This Company fought in all the major battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia from the First battle at Manassas to Appomattox Court House, VA.
He was a Surgeon under "Stonewall" Jackson.
Joseph was a descendant of Rev. War soldier Maj. Stephen Southall and Lucy Henry, sister of Patrick Henry.
He married Rosa Hatchet on 27 Feb. 1866.
In 1891 he was elected to represent Amelia, Prince Edward and Cumberland counties in the Virginia state senate, and held that office for 8 years.
In 1898, he was elected to the office of Virginia state superintendent of public instruction and held that position until 1906.
On 25 Aug 1870 he received 489 acres of the "Selma Tract" lying on the South side of the public road leading from Gills Shop to Mayes Bridge in Amelia County, VA. (DB 43,p.476)
Joseph wrote his Will on 24 June 1907 and it was recorded in Amelia County, VA. on 23 Aug 1909.
He left his wife, Rosa, for her life his house called "Selma" with all the outbuildings, including the stable and grainary attached to it and 414 acres of land.
At her death, his adopted son, Fernando Southall Farrar was to receive the land and the house, and his nephew, R.G. Southall was to receive the family portraits of Joseph W. Southalls' mother, father and grandmother. (WB 23,p.194)
Fernando Southall Farrar wrote his Will on 27 Jan 1927 and it was probated on 5 Feb 1940. He left the property and house to his widow, Kate Vaughan Farrar. (WB 28,p.137)
Josephs' home called "Selma" was built in the 1830s by Dr. Phillip T. Southall. The Southall cemetery is located there. The house is located on the South side of Route #657, about 8 miles West of Jetersville, in Amelia County, VA.
(from Old Homes and Bulidings of Amelia County, VA. Vol.II)
Philip Turner Southall (1791 - 1857)
Elizabeth Webster Southall (1808 - 1867)
Rosalie Hatchett Southall (1846 - 1923)*
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