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Barksdale family of Virginia

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  James Byeram Owens (c.1816-1889) — also known as James B. Owens — of Ocala, Marion County, Fla. Born near Winnsboro, Fairfield County, S.C., about 1816. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1860; delegate to Florida secession convention, 1861; Delegate from Florida to the Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861-62. Baptist. Slaveowner. Died August 1, 1889 (age about 73 years). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Ocala, Fla.
  Relatives: Married to Louise Eunice Harris (1828-1907; sister-in-law of Ethelbert Barksdale (1824-1893)); grandfather of John Wellborn Martin.
  Political family: Barksdale family of Virginia.
  William Barksdale (1821-1863) — of Columbus, Lowndes County, Miss. Born in Rutherford County, Tenn., August 21, 1821. Served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1853-61 (at-large 1853-55, 3rd District 1855-61); general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Slaveowner. Killed in battle at Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa., July 2, 1863 (age 41 years, 315 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Nancy Harvey (Lester) Barksdale (1784-1825) and William Barksdale (1787-1834); brother of Ethelbert Barksdale (1824-1893); second cousin of George Annesley Barksdale; second cousin once removed of William Randolph Barksdale and Champe Terrell Barksdale; second cousin twice removed of Alfred Dickinson Barksdale; third cousin twice removed of Allen Arnold Barksdale and Randolph Hunter Barksdale.
  Political family: Barksdale family of Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ethelbert Barksdale (1824-1893) — of Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born in Smyrna, Rutherford County, Tenn., January 4, 1824. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1860, 1868, 1872, 1880 (member, Resolutions Committee); Representative from Mississippi in the Confederate Congress, 1862-65; Presidential Elector for Mississippi, 1876; Mississippi Democratic state chair, 1877-79; member of Democratic National Committee from Mississippi, 1880; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 7th District, 1883-87. Slaveowner. Died in Yazoo County, Miss., February 17, 1893 (age 69 years, 44 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Nancy Harvey (Lester) Barksdale (1784-1825) and William Barksdale (1787-1834); brother of William Barksdale (1821-1863); married to Alice Jane Harris (sister-in-law of James Byeram Owens); second cousin of George Annesley Barksdale; second cousin once removed of William Randolph Barksdale and Champe Terrell Barksdale; second cousin twice removed of Alfred Dickinson Barksdale; third cousin twice removed of Allen Arnold Barksdale and Randolph Hunter Barksdale (1891-1970).
  Political family: Barksdale family of Virginia.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Howell Edmunds Jackson (1832-1895) — of Tennessee. Born in Paris, Henry County, Tenn., April 8, 1832. Democrat. State court judge in Tennessee, 1875; member of Tennessee state house of representatives, 1880; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1881-86; federal judge, 1886; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1893-95; died in office 1895. Baptist. Died in Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn., August 8, 1895 (age 63 years, 122 days). Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tenn.
  Relatives: Son of Alexander Jackson (1805-1879) and Mary (Hurt) Jackson (1805-1840); married, May 31, 1859, to Sophia Molloy (1837-1873); married, April 30, 1874, to Mary Elizabeth Harding (1850-1913); second cousin of William Randolph Barksdale (1849-1925) and Champe Terrell Barksdale; second cousin once removed of Alfred Dickinson Barksdale.
  Political family: Barksdale family of Virginia.
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Howell E. Jackson (built 1943 at Brunswick, Georgia; scrapped 1962) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — NNDB dossier
  George Annesley Barksdale (1835-1910) — also known as George Barksdale — of Richmond, Va. Born in Amelia County, Va., January 3, 1835. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Vice-Consul for Argentina in Richmond, Va., 1872-88; Vice-Consul for Uruguay in Richmond, Va., 1892-1907; Vice-Consul for Brazil in Richmond, Va., 1900-07. Died, from a stroke of apoplexy, in Albemarle County, Va., November 19, 1910 (age 75 years, 320 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Jones Barksdale (1794-1859) and Marianna Elizabeth (Tabb) Barksdale (1796-1856); married, January 18, 1860, to Elise Florence Warwick (1840-1880); married 1882 to Edmonia Carter Powers (1847-1918); second cousin of William Barksdale (1821-1863) and Ethelbert Barksdale; second cousin once removed of William Randolph Barksdale and Champe Terrell Barksdale; second cousin twice removed of Alfred Dickinson Barksdale; third cousin twice removed of Allen Arnold Barksdale and Randolph Hunter Barksdale.
  Political family: Barksdale family of Virginia.
  Epitaph: "Of Whom The World Was Not Worthy."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Randolph Barksdale (1849-1925) — of Halifax County, Va. Born in Halifax County, Va., January 6, 1849. Served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; lawyer; banker; Halifax County Judge, 1874-80, 1886-1904; circuit judge in Virginia 6th Circuit, 1905-25. Died in Halifax County, Va., April 5, 1925 (age 76 years, 89 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Elisha Barksdale (1812-1887) and Judith Armistead (Barkdale) Barksdale (1818-1900); married, November 14, 1872, to Hallie Bailey Craddock (1854-1900); married, June 28, 1905, to Virginia Douglas Watkins (1858-1937); father of Alfred Dickinson Barksdale; first cousin of Champe Terrell Barksdale; second cousin of Howell Edmunds Jackson (1832-1895); second cousin once removed of William Barksdale, Ethelbert Barksdale and George Annesley Barksdale; fourth cousin once removed of Allen Arnold Barksdale and Randolph Hunter Barksdale.
  Political family: Barksdale family of Virginia.
  Champe Terrell Barksdale (1853-1933) — also known as Champ T. Barksdale — of Danville, Va. Born in Halifax County, Va., December 2, 1853. Republican. Attacked and seriously hurt, in August 1895, when Buford Wimbish struck him over the head with an iron bar; postmaster at Danville, Va., 1898-1908. Died, from coronary thrombosis and lung abscess, in Memorial Hospital, Danville, Va., February 12, 1933 (age 79 years, 72 days). Interment somewhere in Pittsylvania County, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Dr. Randolph Vaughn Barksdale (1817-1899) and Frances Clapton 'Fannie' (Wimbish) Barksdale (1830-1870); first cousin of William Randolph Barksdale; first cousin once removed of Alfred Dickinson Barksdale; second cousin of Howell Edmunds Jackson (1832-1895); second cousin once removed of William Barksdale, Ethelbert Barksdale and George Annesley Barksdale; fourth cousin once removed of Allen Arnold Barksdale and Randolph Hunter Barksdale.
  Political family: Barksdale family of Virginia.
  Allen Arnold Barksdale (1878-1924) — also known as A. Arnold Barksdale — of Ruston, Lincoln Parish, La. Born in Lincoln Parish, La., July 8, 1878. Democrat. Lawyer; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1912; U.S. Surveyor of Customs, 1917. Died in Ruston, Lincoln Parish, La., May 26, 1924 (age 45 years, 323 days). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston, La.
  Relatives: Son of Eliza Jane (Copeland) Barksdale (1842-1919) and Allen Barksdale (1843-1905); married, December 14, 1905, to Sarah Agnes Calhoun (1880-1918); third cousin twice removed of William Barksdale, Ethelbert Barksdale and George Annesley Barksdale (1835-1910); fourth cousin once removed of William Randolph Barksdale and Champe Terrell Barksdale.
  Political family: Barksdale family of Virginia.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Wellborn Martin (1884-1958) — also known as John W. Martin — of Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Plainfield, Marion County, Fla., June 21, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., 1917-23; Governor of Florida, 1925-29; defeated in primary, 1932; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Florida, 1928; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1948, 1952, 1956. Baptist. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; Odd Fellows; Moose. Died in Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla., February 22, 1958 (age 73 years, 246 days). Interment at Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of John Marshall Martin and Willie Martin (Owens) Martin; married, January 30, 1907, to Lottie Wilt Pepper; grandson of James Byeram Owens (c.1816-1889).
  Political family: Barksdale family of Virginia.
  Martin County, Fla. is named for him.
  The John W. Martin Building (built 1925 for state government offices; sold and became City Hall 1964; later demolished), in Tallahassee, Florida, was named for him.
  See also National Governors Association biography — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Randolph Hunter Barksdale (1891-1970) — also known as Randolph H. Barksdale — of Virginia. Born in Richmond, Va., October 23, 1891. U.S. Vice Consul in Bordeaux, 1918. Died September 25, 1970 (age 78 years, 337 days). Interment at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Johnson Dallam Barksdale (1852-1913) and Mary (Cannon) Barksdale; third cousin twice removed of William Barksdale, Ethelbert Barksdale and George Annesley Barksdale (1835-1910); fourth cousin once removed of William Randolph Barksdale and Champe Terrell Barksdale.
  Political family: Barksdale family of Virginia.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alfred Dickinson Barksdale (1892-1972) — of Lynchburg, Va. Born in Houston (now Halifax), Halifax County, Va., July 17, 1892. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Virginia state senate 12th District, 1924-27; circuit judge in Virginia 6th Circuit, 1938-39; U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Virginia, 1939-57; took senior status 1957. Episcopalian. Member, American Bar Association; Kappa Alpha Order; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Beta Kappa. Died in Lynchburg, Va., August 16, 1972 (age 80 years, 30 days). Interment at Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, Va.
  Relatives: Son of William Randolph Barksdale (1849-1925) and Hallie Poindexter (Craddock) Barksdale (1854-1900); married, December 15, 1934, to Louisa Estill Winfree (1904-2005); first cousin once removed of Champe Terrell Barksdale; second cousin once removed of Howell Edmunds Jackson; second cousin twice removed of William Barksdale, Ethelbert Barksdale and George Annesley Barksdale.
  Political family: Barksdale family of Virginia.
  See also federal judicial profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
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