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Capt John Staige Braxton, Sr
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Birth: 1829
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 1879
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA

Field & Staff, 30th Virginia Infantry; later with Wise's Brigade.

Residence Stony Hill, Richmond County VA; a 32 year-old Farmer.
Enlisted 7/1/1861; commissioned as 1st Lieutenant, Company I, 30th Virginia.
Elected 7/18/1861 Lieutenant, he was commissioned into (2nd) "I" Co. VA 47th Infantry which was soon exchanged for (1st) "I" Co. VA 30th Infantry 9/1861.
Reelected 4/16/1862.
Declined reelection, resigned 5/14/1862.
Appointed 6/20/1862 Captain, Acting Adjutant General, part of Staff of Brigade's General John G. Walker.
Detached 10/29/1862 to duty in the Dept Of State.
Detached 12/30/1862 as Enrolling Officer for Westmoreland and Richmond Counties.
Appointed 10/1863 Captain, Acting Adjutant General, part of Staff of General Arnold Elzey of the Dept. of Richmond.
Assigned 1/27/1865 Captain, Acting Adjutant General, part of Staff of General Henry A. Wise.

Postwar he was a merchant in Warsaw, Richmond County, Virginia and later a port collector in Norfolk, Va.
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We are pained to have to announce the death of Major John S. Braxton, formerly of this county, but at the time of his death a resident of Norfolk and Collector of that Port.
His death was quite sudden and unexpected, and a severe blow to his wife and family. He had just returned to Norfolk from a short visit to his old home, where he had left his family with a married daughter, Mrs. O.M. Lemoine, and his friends, who saw him then, say they had never seen him looking better.
He died about 5 o'clock on Saturday evening last and the sad intelligence was conveyed to his family by a Revenue Cutter, which was immediately dispatched for them.
Major Braxton was descended from one of the oldest families in the State, and having been long in public life was well known in Eastern Virginia, and, in his native county, had a host of friends who will mourn his loss.
Truly can we say, we have never known a public man who had more friends and fewer enemies.
His family have our sympathies in this, their great bereavement. Northern Neck News - Aug. 15, 1879.
[Obit courtesy of MGBVA (#47236429).]
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The 30th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Fredericksburg, Virginia, in June, 1861. Men of this unit were from Fredericksburg and the counties of Spotsylvania, Caroline, Stafford, and King George. (bio by: BigFrench) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Olivia J Wright Braxton (1832 - 1897)*
 
 Children:
  Lula Braxton Wallace (____ - 1949)*
  John Staige Braxton (____ - 1927)*
  Maria G. Braxton Lemoine (1854 - 1883)*
  Katherine Spotswood Braxton Bradford (1857 - 1917)*
  May Rebecca Braxton Baxley (1872 - 1924)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fredericksburg Cemetery
Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 9, Grave 160
 
Created by: BigFrench
Record added: Oct 01, 2005
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Capt John Staige Braxton, Sr
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Capt John Staige Braxton, Sr
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Capt John Staige Braxton, Sr
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