Maj. Gen. Henry Alexander Wise

Maj. Gen. Henry Alexander Wise

Male 1806 - 1876  (69 years)

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  • Name Henry Alexander Wise 
    Title Maj. Gen. 
    Born 3 Dec 1806  Accomac, Accomack, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • aka Drummondtown
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Sep 1876  [1
    Person ID I16360  mytree
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 

    Father John Wise,   b. 1765, Accomack, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1812, Accomack, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Corbin Cropper,   b. 21 Mar 1777, Accomack, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1813, Accomac, Accomack, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 18 Apr 1799  Accomack, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F5882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Elizabeth Lyons,   b. Abt 1820 
    Married Nov 1853  [1
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F5876  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Dec 1806 - Accomac, Accomack, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Henry graduated from Washington College, Washington, PA, in 1825. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1834-44, and was appointed minister to France by Pres. Tyler in 1843, but was rejected by the Senate. In 1844 he was confirmed as minister to Brazil where he was active if opposing the slave trade. He served in the Virginia constitutional conventions of 1850-51 and 1861, and as governor of Virginia, 1856-60. He was appointed brigadier general, C.S.A., in May 1861, and promoted to major general after the battle of Sailor's Creek, 6 Apr 1865.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p74.

    2. [S169] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Sarah Corbin Cropper


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