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  John Letcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Letcher (1813-1884) of Lexington, Virginia, was an American lawyer, journalist, politician, served as Representative in U.S. Congress (1851-1859), Governor of Virginia (1860-1864), Delegate in Virginia General Assembly 1875-1877, and on the Board of Visitors of Virginia Military Institute 1866-1880.
John Letcher was born in the town of Lexington in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
John Letcher was elected as Governor of Virginia in 1859, and served from 1860-1864.
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 John Letcher Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
John Letcher was born in Lexington, Va., on March 29, 1813.
Letcher attended the state constitutional convention of 1850-1851 and was a vigorous advocate of retaining the Caucasian basis of representation in both houses of the legislature.
Letcher was nominated by the Virginia Democratic party for the governorship in 1859 and was elected by a slight margin after a spirited campaign.
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 John Hodgkinson - pafg18.htm - Generated by Personal Ancestral File   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
William HOSKINS (Levi HOSKINS, HOSKINS, Thomas HOSKINSON, Thomas HOSKINSON, John, John) was born in 1819 in, Knox County, Kentucky.
Mary HOSKINS (Levi HOSKINS, HOSKINS, Thomas HOSKINSON, Thomas HOSKINSON, John, John) was born on 6 Jan 1822 in, Harlan County, Kentucky.
Sarah HOSKINS (Levi HOSKINS, HOSKINS, Thomas HOSKINSON, Thomas HOSKINSON, John, John) was born on 19 Sep 1829 in, Harlan County, Kentucky.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Letcher,
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Letcher, John LETCHER, JOHN [Letcher, John] 1813-84, American politician, b.
Letcher County approves smoking ban in all public buildings.
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 Letcher, John - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
LETCHER, JOHN [Letcher, John] 1813-84, American politician, b.
In Congress (1851-59), he was known as "Honest John" because of his opposition to government extravagance.
As governor (1860-64) of Virginia, Letcher opposed secession until the state was asked to supply its quota of troops for action against the South.
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 LETCHER, John (1813-1884) Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Bean, William G. “John Letcher and the Slavery Issue in Virginia’s Gubernatorial Contest of 1858-1859.” Journal of Southern History 20 (February 1954): 22-49.
John Letcher, of Virginia, in the House of Representatives, February 27, 1855, on territorial policy.
John Letcher, of Virginia, on the resolution reported by the Committee of Elections in the contested-election case from Kansas Territory.
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 New Page 1
John Seymour Letcher was a career Marine, a 1924 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI).
Letcher took a honeymoon cruise to Haiti and Nicaragua, where my mother's family had been stationed during her childhood and where my father had earlier seen duty, winning a Navy Cross in 1978 and the Medallo de Merito for bravery.
John Seymour Letcher was her only living son (two other sons born before him had died: one at eighteen months, one at fifteen years), and my father must have known that his letters provided a vital degree of whatever excitement there was to be in her life.
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 Newspaper Article: "Honest John" Letcher, Wartime Governor of Virginia
John Letcher was a product of the Shenandoan Valley, having been born in Lexington on March 29, 1813.
Letcher was returned to that body by a large majority, although his district was strictly Whig.
Judge John Robertson and Adjutant-General Richardson met the gallant young officer at the station and escorted him to the Spotswood Hotel, where the applause was deafening.
richmondthenandnow.com /Newspaper-Articles/Honest-John-Letcher.html   (1887 words)

 Carry Me Back - Beaver Eclips - OSU Alumni Association
John D.’s father, the senior John Letcher, had been Confederate governor of Virginia during the war.
Letcher wipes his forehead, stares back down at his writing, then pens to Gen. Shipp that despite his excellent qualifications and good teaching record, he has misgivings about the outcome of the Regents’ search.
His words have a touch of "prophesy" about them, as we now know that Letcher was passed over in favor of John McKnight Bloss, a veteran of the Union army during the war, and a man with a Civil War story just as famous as that of his interim president predecessor.
alumni.oregonstate.edu /eclips/carry/june29_2001.html   (2335 words)

 Life of Brigadier General John McCausland
John moved to St. Louis where he enjoyed phenomenal success, for he gained control of the heart of the city, a section which was one day to give his son a sizable fortune.
John McCausland was educated in the best elementary schools of his day in Mason County and at Buffalo Academy in Putnam County.12 On August 2, 1853, at the age of sixteen, he enrolled in the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington, Virginia.
John B. Floyd, an ex-secretary of war and ex-governor, was also in southwest Virginia and, after Wise's retreat, was ordered to move to the region of Lewisburg and take command of the two armies.32 Floyd and Wise clashed over policy and created a critical situation.
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 OSU Archives - President's Gallery - John D. Letcher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Letcher, seated in the middle, taught all the mathematics classes offered by the College, including calculus, which was required of all mechanics students and those completing a B.S. degree.
Letcher stayed at OAC until 1894 when he became Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
John D. Letcher, Professor of Mathematics and Engineering, is the gentleman wearing a bowler hat in the center near the back of the group.
osulibrary.oregonstate.edu /archives/exhibits/presidents/letcher.html   (465 words)

 VShadow 96: Politics Discussion--Letcher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
John Letcher emerged from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia's Rockbridge County to lead the Old Dominion at the moment of its greatest crisis.
Letcher remained a moderate Unionist in sectional politics even as the nation skidded toward war in the late 1850s.
While Letcher continued to oppose secession, he oversaw the Virginia legislature's large buildup of military materiel as the sectional crisis worsened.
valley.vcdh.virginia.edu /Reference/politics/letcher.html   (308 words)

 Gen. John McCausland
John was a exemplary student, and became squad Marshall of the Cadet Corp. He graduated 1st in his class in 1857 majoring in Engineering.
John joined the faculty of the VMI and became Assistant Professor of mathematics, as well as assistant professor of artillery tactics under Professor Thomas Jonathan Jackson.
John McCausland made his headquarters in Charleston, Virginia and formed the 36th Virginia Infantry Regiment, which he took command, with commission of Colonel.
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 M189 Virginia Governor's Communication Enclosing the Credentials of the Commissioner from Mississippi
John Letcher (1813-1884) was the Governor of Virginia immediately before and during the Civil War.
John J. Pettus (1813-1867) settled in Kemper County, Mississippi and became active in politics.
The preface is a letter (dated February 21, 1860) by Virginia Governor John Letcher addressed to the Virginia General Assembly.
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 John Hodgkinson - pafg103.htm - Generated by Personal Ancestral File   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Pearlie WILDER (Henry Jefferson WILDER, Sarah B. Mary HOSKINS, Levi HOSKINS, HOSKINS, Thomas HOSKINSON, Thomas HOSKINSON, John, John) was born in 1901 in, Bell County, Kentucky.
Shelt PARTIN (Joseph PARTIN, Mary Jane TURNER, Rebecca HOSKINS, Levi HOSKINS, HOSKINS, Thomas HOSKINSON, Thomas HOSKINSON, John, John) was born on 21 Nov 1913.
Robert Lee PARTIN (Gordon PARTIN, Mary Jane TURNER, Rebecca HOSKINS, Levi HOSKINS, HOSKINS, Thomas HOSKINSON, Thomas HOSKINSON, John, John) was born on 22 Jun 1928 in Swan Lake, Knox County, Kentucky.
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 Gov. Letcher's Conditions
In early January, 1861, Gov. John Letcher called Virginia's legislature into special session to consider, among other things, whether or not to call a secession convention.
During this speech Letcher, normally characterized as opposed to secession, gave a list of six conditions which he believed could relieve the growing secession crisis.
Steve Miller of the University of Maryland for sending me a photocopy of Letcher's speech, from which this excerpt is taken.
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 Ancestry, Boyhood, and Youth of J.E.B. Stuart
William Letcher had served in a volunteer company from his county that had defeated the Tories at the battle of the Shallow Ford, on the Yadkin, a place which is still considered historic in that locality.
Letcher was in her house alone with her infant daughter, then only six weeks old, a stranger appeared at the door and inquired for Mr.
She inherited from her grandfather, William Letcher, a beautiful and fertile farm in the southwestern part of Patrick County, which was named "Laurel Hill." Here her children were born.
www.civilwarhome.com /stuartyouth.htm   (2372 words)

 Defender of the Valley: Brigadier General John D. Imboden, C.S.A.
One of their seven sons, John Henry Imboden, born October 12, 1765, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, was married to Catharine Williams Fernsler (Faunceier) in 1786, had four children in Pennsylvania and emigrated with his family to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 1793.
When John Daniel was nine years old the family suffered the tragic loss of his sisters Susan and Polly and his youngest brother Henry (born in 1831).
Letcher, a leader of the Valley reformers, sought election as the convention delegate from the district that included Rockbridge, Highland and Augusta counties.
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 My Family
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 James LETCHER his Journal from Cornwall to Ballarat, Victoria in 1857
When James Letcher left Ludgvan he would never see his youngest daughter again, for Grace Grenfell Letcher died on 27th Nov 1857, she was just 18 months old.
James's brothers, John Letcher and William Letcher had already migrated to the Victorian goldfields, and had settled in Ballarat.
This day I have seen cousin Jane Mary and John Semmens and at their houses and tell Aunt Betsy or cousin Grace that I have given them their parcels all and that they are well.
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 The John and James Booker Civil War Letters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
James and John Booker were born to John Booker (1797-1859) and Nancy Blair Reynolds Booker (1796-1859) on October 10, 1840.
The Bookers, particularly John, felt that while Southern elites were making decisions that extended the war, the poor were actually suffering the consequences of those decisions and fighting most of the battles.
John Booker noted that while officers freely took furloughs themselves, the captain in charge of his company, John Herndon, was "too lazy" to give his exhausted soldiers a break (December 22, 1863).
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 A Brotherhood of Valor
A second telegram followed from Governor John Letcher, ordering militia companies in the Valley, as the region was familiarly known, to seize the United States arsenal at Harper's Ferry and its valuable cache of weapons and arms-making machinery.
Letcher's directive brought an immediate response, and by midnight of the 19th, units from Winchester and Charlestown entered Harper's Ferry, located at the northern end of the Valley at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.
The response of the militia companies to Governor Letcher's summons was but small eddies that during April, May, and June turned into a river of volunteers.
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 AllRefer.com - John Letcher (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
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In Congress (1851–59), he was known as "Honest John" because of his opposition to government extravagance.
As governor (1860–64) of Virginia, Letcher opposed secession until the state was asked to supply its quota of troops for action against the South.
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 Sheet-to-Tiller Self Steering
It was inspired by a posting by Al Gunther in the newsgroup rec.boats.cruising, and subsequent email between Al and John Ward.
Sheet-to-tiller steering capitalizes on the simple principle that the same forces that cause a sailboat to go off course, are used to steer in a counteracting direction to keep it on it's desired course.
Most sailboats are designed so that the helm is balanced in light air, but weatherhelm increases as the angle of heel increases due to the force of the wind on the sails.
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 Combs &c. Families of Letcher Co, Kentucky
Letcher Co., KY was established in 1842 from
Shadrach "Old Shade" Combs (born ca 1784), was the son of John Combs [III], and the father of the above (1) [John] Wesley Combs (born ca 1815), who married Mary HOGG (1922 Knott Co., KY DC of Son, Silas); and (2) the Shadrach Combs (born ca 1812) who follows (and others).
Letcher Co; son of Margaritt Combs (Extracted by Combs Researcher Debi Houser from Perry County, KentuckyRecords 1850 Census, Vital Statistics, 1852-1859, published by the Perry County Genealogical and Historical Society)
www.combs-families.org /combs/records/ky/letcher   (1600 words)

 West Virginia History Volume 50
Almost without exception, Jackson's activities, whether public or private, closely paralleled those of his father, General John Jay Jackson.1 Dependence upon his father's influence and reputation continued until he received appointment as a federal judge in 1861, when circumstances demanded that he assume very different obligations.
The outcome of Virginia's gubernatorial election of 1859 gave John Letcher a clear victory over his opponent by carrying all of the counties that comprise presentŸday West Virginia, except for the valley counties of Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson.
William G. Bean, "John Letcher and the Slavery Issue in Virginia's Gubernatorial Election of 1858-1859," Journal of Southern History 23(1957): 46.
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 Letcher Family Genealogy Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Re: Letcher's from Gross-Jetcha, Austria/Hun - Joan Letcher 3/05/01
John J. son of Stephen and Chloe Norris Letcher.
Re: John J. son of Stephen and Chloe Norris Letcher.
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 John Letcher
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LETCHER, John, governor of Virginia, born in Lexington, Virginia, 29 March, 1813; died there, 26 January, 1884.
He was graduated at Randolph Macon in 1833, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1839, and while practising edited a newspaper in Lexington, Virginia he was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1850, and in 1852 was elected to congress as a Democrat, serving till 1859.
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