CHAPTER OR STORY 12 – JASPER COMES OF AGE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LJpJeIwFMw#t=35m36s
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Three of William F. Alexander and the late Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn Washington Alexander’s children died of tb before the Civil War: Louise Fontaine Alexander (1837 – 1839) – Wilson Cary Selden Alexander (1836 – 1859) – and John Augustine Alexander died in 1854, when he was just fifteen.
THEN, THINGS FELL APART
On December 2nd 1859, Jasper’s future wife and life partner – Dolly – about a mile from the Walnut Hill farm on Samuel Street in Charlestown – witnessed the history-sundering hanging of the warrior against slavery – John Brown.
My first person I’ll probably go to is Dolly because my grandmother – that’s first-hand knowledge – my grandmother, Marie, actually lived with her grandmother, Dolly (Barr) Irvin Thompson. Dolly Thompson – this story was passed down orally – was actually at the hanging of John Brown and my grandmother would tell this story time and time again. And whenever she told this story, it was like this glazed look on her face – like she could actually relive whatever her grandmother told her. Now it is interesting to me, (but) when I was younger, I really wish I’d paid attention. So Dolly was married to Jasper Thompson. Dolly’s an Irvin (pause) really, her last name was Barr she would say, but she had to take her mom’s name Irvin.
William F. Alexander and his children – findagrave.com
William F. Alexander and his children at Walnut Hill – ancestry.com
The Bee Line Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. (1981) “Tombstone Inscriptions and Burial Lots.” Hagerstown, MD.: HBP. Inc.
1850 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedules Jefferson Virginia District 28 for Jane Charlotte Washington (indicating two entries in which the enslaved person’s owner, gender and age correspond to those of Solomon Thompson and his son Jasper Thompson).
United States. Bureau of the Census; United States. National Archives and Records Service. (1964). “Population schedules of the seventh census of the United States, 1850, Virginia. [microform] (Volume Reel 0988 – 1850 Virginia Federal Population Census Slave Schedules – Hampshire, Hancock, Hanover, Hardy, Harrison, Henrico, Henry, Highland, Isle of Wight, Jackson, James City, and Jefferson Counties).” archive.org https://archive.org/details/populationschedu0988unix/page/n485/mode/1up?view=theater
Jane C. Washington
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40 M B** age of Solomon Thompson (born 1810, according to death record and report of his son Jasper Thompson)
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6 M B** age of Jasper Thompson (born in 1844, using his age in the 1900 Census and his enlistment application)
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Dr. William F. Alexander
1860 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedules – Virginia – Jefferson p. 28
for Wm F. Alexander (indicating two entries in which the enslaved person’s owner, gender and age correspond to those of Jasper Thompson).
United States. Bureau of the Census; United States. National Archives and Records Service. (1967). “Population schedules of the eighth census of the United States, 1860, Virginia. [microform] (Volume Reel 1392 – 1860 Virginia Federal Population Census Schedules Slave – Henrico, James City, Jefferson, Kanawha, King George, King and Queen, and King William Counties).” ancestry.com (showing Census page) https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7668/images/vam653_1392-0326?treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=uVp1&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&pId=1145250
Male 16** corresponds to Jasper’s age
CHAPTER OR STORY 13 CLICK HERE https://civilwarscholars.com/uncategorized/chapter-13-when-the-somber-men-wept-by-jim-surkamp/