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Blair, John b. October, 1731 d. August 31, 1800 US Supreme Court Justice, Signer of US Constitution. He was a member of a prominent Virginia family who held several roles in their colony, including acting Royal Governor. After studying in England, he returned to Virginia where he practiced law and following in his family's footsteps, became involved in public service by serving in the House of Burgesses from 1766 to 1770 and becoming the clerk of the Royal Governor's Council from 1770 to 1775. He originally considered himself a moderate in...[Read More] (Bio by: Bigwoo) Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery, Williamsburg, Williamsburg City, Virginia, USA
Fauquier, Francis b. 1703 d. March 3, 1768 Colonial Governor of Virginia. One of the more able men charged with superintending the Virginia Colony, he is best remembered for his influence on a youthful Thomas Jefferson. Educated in the liberal manner common to the nobility of the time, he engaged in both science and business in England, was appointed a director of the South Sea Company and a governor of the Foundling Hospital, and in 1753 elected Fellow of the Royal Society. In 1758, after losing his entire fortune in a single evening's...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery, Williamsburg, Williamsburg City, Virginia, USA
Pendleton, Edmund b. September 9, 1721 d. October 23, 1803 American Revolutionary War Leader. Youngest son of Henry Pendleton and Mary Bishop Taylor, he was born after his father died and when only a few years old his mother married again. Although deprived of the loving care of parents, he grew to be the great member of his family and one of the noblest patriots of Virginia. He studied law with his cousin, John Penn (signer of Declaration of Independence) was a member of the House of Burgesses for 25 years; member of the First Continental Congress...[Read More] (Bio by: Karen Bennett) Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery, Williamsburg, Williamsburg City, Virginia, USA
Ward, George Taliaferro b. 1810 d. May 5, 1862 CSA Congressman, Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Born in Fayette County, Kentucky, he moved with his family to the panhandle of Florida in 1825. He became a successful planter and banker. He was an unsuccessful candidate for both Governor of Florida and United States Senate, but in 1861 he was elected to the Confederate Congress. Later that year he was elected Colonel of the 2nd Florida Infantry Regiment. The following year he resigned his congressional seat and was sent with his unit to...[Read More] Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Cemetery, Williamsburg, Williamsburg City, Virginia, USA