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  William Branch Giles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Branch Giles (12 August 1762–4 December 1830) was an American statesman.
Giles was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election in 1790, taking the seat of Theodorick Bland, who had died in office on 1 June.
Giles served as governor of Virginia from 1827 to 1829.
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 Probert Encyclopaedia: People and Peoples (William Bor-William Dc)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William Sproston Caine was an English politician and temperance reformer.
William Collins was an English landscape and figure painter.
William Henry Corfield was an English hygienist and sanitarian.
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 Giles County, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gile County is the location of Mountain Lake, one of only two natural fresh water lakes in Virginia.
Giles County was established in 1806 from Montgomery, Monroe, Wythe, and Tazewell counties.
Giles became a lawyer and from there was elected to the House of Representatives where he served from 1790 to 1815.
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 AllRefer.com - William Branch Giles (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
William Branch Giles[jIlz] Pronunciation Key, 1762–1830, American statesman, b.
He took a leading part in the impeachment of Justice Samuel Chase, was active in factional contests within the Jeffersonian party, and vigorously directed his hostility against Albert Gallatin and James Monroe.
Giles was again a Virginia legislator for several terms, was governor of Virginia (1827–30), and took part in the state constitutional convention (1829–30).
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 Daily Dunklin Democrat: Story: Governor, wife add first son to family
Matt Blunt holds his son, William Branch Blunt who was born Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in Springfield, Mo. Mother and son are in good health and the 34-year-old governor was elated said Blunt spokesman Spence Jackson.
Another Branch descendant, William Branch Giles, was a Virginia governor and U.S. senator in the early 1800s and a staunch ally of President Thomas Jefferson, Blunt's political role model.
William Branch Blunt is the first child to be born to a sitting Missouri governor since 1981.
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 Photographs of Historical Markers :: Amelia County :: VA-M31 William Branch Giles
Noted lawyer and statesman William Branch Giles was born 12 Aug. 1762 in Amelia County and educated at Hampton-Sydney College, Princeton, and the College of William and Mary.
Giles served Virginia in the United States House of Representatives (1790-1798 and 1801-1803) and in the U.S. Senate (1804-1815), where he was a cheif Republican ally of Thomas Jefferson during the Republican and Federalist party debates of that era.
Giles died 4 Dec. 1830 in Amelia County and is buried near the Wigwam, his house, which stands to the northwest on Rte.
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 William Branch Giles
GILES, William Branch, statesman, born in Amelia County, Virginia, 12 August, 1762" died in Albemarle County, Virginia, 4 December 1830.
Giles then retired from public life, and continued so until 1825, when he was again a candidate for the United States senate, but was defeated by John Randolph.
Giles was considered by John Randolph to be in the House of Representatives what Charles Fox was admitted to be in the British house of commons --the most accomplished debater that his country had ever seen.
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 County History
Giles County was created in 1810 by an act of the General Assembly November 14, 1809.
It was formed out of Maury County and is bounded on the north by the counties of Maury and Marshall, east by the counties of Marshall and Lincoln, south by the State of Alabama, and west by Lawrence County and has an area of 600 square miles.
The new county, "Giles," was named for Governor William Branch Giles of Virginia, who, as a Congressman, had manipulated Tennessee's admission into the union in 1796.
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 Giles County History
Giles County, located in Southwest Virginia, with its highest peak at 4,348 feet above sea level, consists of a population of 17,000 residents spread over 363 square miles of beauty and adventure.
Before formation of Giles County in 1806, the territory was included in Orange County, which was organized in 1734 and consisted of much of the vast territory east of the Blue Ridge.
Giles is named for William Branch Giles who was born in Amelia County, Virginia in 1762.
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 Giles County, Virginia: About Giles County
Then in 1851 a part of Giles was taken for the formation of Craig County and in 1858 another strip from Giles was added to Craig.
In 1861 a large portion of Giles was taken for the formation of Bland County and it was not until March 1900 that Giles County gained its permanent boundary with Bland.
Pearisburg was closer than Christiansburg, but only just; for at the time of its formation Giles County covered a hundred miles of the New River valley with a mean width of 30 miles for an estimated area of 3,000 square miles.
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 James M. Giles, Lt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
James Madison Giles was born in SC after his parents migrated there from VA. He was the oldest of six children born to Thomas Tabb Giles and Nancy Ann Lee Giles between June 1827 and Mar. 1841.
His grandfather was William Branch Giles, a prominent politician from Amelia CO, VA, who served in the VA State Legislature, US House of Representatives, US Senate and ended his career as governor of VA.
Military records indicate that J. Giles of Monroe CO, TN served in a Confederate military unit from E TN from 1861-64 and, without explanation, failed to collect his wages or report for duty thereafter.
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 EH.Net Encyclopedia: First Bank of the United States
With a main office in Philadelphia and eight branches nationwide to serve its customers, the Bank's influence stretched along the entire Atlantic seaboard from Boston to Charleston and Savannah and westward along the Gulf Coast to New Orleans.
While the Bank would be headquartered in Philadelphia, the stockholders clamored for and received branches, with four opening in Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, and New York in 1792, and eventually four more in Norfolk (1800), Washington (1802), Savannah (1802) and New Orleans (1805).
The branches were of great concern to the existing state banks, which viewed the national Bank as a competitive threat.
www.eh.net /encyclopedia/?article=cowen.banking.first_bank.us   (2378 words)

 Jefferson on Politics & Government: Against Consolidated Government
and with the deepest affliction, the rapid strides with which the federal branch of our government is advancing towards the usurpation of all the rights reserved to the States, and the consolidation in itself of all powers, foreign and domestic; and that, too, by constructions which, if legitimate, leave no limits to their power...
It is but too evident that the three ruling branches of [the Federal government] are in combination to strip their colleagues, the State authorities, of the powers reserved by them, and to exercise themselves all functions foreign and domestic." --Thomas Jefferson to William Branch Giles, 1825.
"This branch of government [i.e., the State Judiciary] will have the weight of the conflict [between the general and the particular governments] on their hands, because they will be the last appeal of reason." --Thomas Jefferson to Archibald Stuart, 1791.
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 TONA Research Committee - Chronology of Historic Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The TONA (Titles of Nobility Amendment) is recommitted to a select committee consisting of Senators Phillip Reed (Md.), William Branch Giles (Va.), Michael Leib (Pa.), William H. Crawford (Ga.) and Timothy Pickering (Ma.), for further consideration.
William Waller Hening is authorized by the Virginia Legislature to publish The Statutes at Large of the State of Virginia.
William Ballard Preston, former Virginia Delegate and Senator, U.S. Representative and Secretary of the Navy dies - as a Confederate Senator.
www.amendment-13.org /chronology.html   (8258 words)

 GILES, William Branch (1762-1830) Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William Branch Giles: A Study in the Politics of Virginia and the Nation from 1790 to 1830.
Giunta, Mary A. “The Public Life of William Branch Giles, Republican, 1790-1815.” Ph.D. dissertation, Catholic University of America, 1980.
Gutzman, Kevin R. “Preserving the Patrimony: William Branch Giles and Virginia versus the Federal Tariff.” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 104 (Summer 1996): 341-72.
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 The Family History of Christopher Branch III (c.1658-1727)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A great-grandson was William Branch Giles, governor of Virginia.
William Walthall left a will in Amelia County that did not mention his wife, although she was alive.
Branch was in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, by 1820.
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 Archives: Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William Branch was born at 7:08 p.m, weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measuring 19 1/2 inches long, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Jackson said.
From his study of President Thomas Jefferson, Blunt said he was aware of a William Branch Giles who was an early member of the U.S. Senate and also served as governor of Virginia.
Giles was a staunch ally of Jefferson's during the president's political battles with another Founding Father, Alexander Hamiliton.
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 African American Manuscripts: Galt - Gwin
Include a deed, 1758, of Joseph Turrell and William Story, both of Boston, Mass., to Gray, a merchant of Boston, for the woman Silway, age thirty-five, and her daughter June, age three.
In section 155 is an 1829 deed to Asa Dupuy for the slave Frank, in section 163 is a 1797 deed to Thomas Walton for the slave Tom, and in section 197 is an 1845 deed of trust to William Morton for Sally and her sons Jim and Dick.
William's son, Joseph Hardin Gwathmey (1846-1918), was an agent for Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Company and superintendant of schools for King William County.
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 Tyler, Education in Colonial Virginia. V: Influence of William and Mary College
Nine cabinet officers educated at William and Mary, to whom might be added Richard C. Archer, Secretary of War, Republic of Texas.
All the judges appointed from Virginia were educated at William and Mary.
Twenty-seven senators, of whom thirteen received education Solely at William and Mary, and two others (Giles and James M. Mason) received their law and constitutional education there.
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 Sucursal Giles De Guillermo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Giles atendió a la universidad de Hampden Sidney y a la universidad de Princeton.
Giles desempen'ó servicios en el senado de ESTADOS UNIDOS hasta que él dimitió la 3 de marcha de 1815.
Giles sirvió como gobernador de Virginia a partir de 1826 a 1829.
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 Brief Biographies of Jackson Era Characters (W)
He helped place William Henry Seward in the governership from 1838-1842, and afterwards, accompanied Seward into the Republican party, and supported the moderate anti-slavery man for president.
William Maclure, who clearly saw the failure of New Harmony, was "astonished that everything proceeded so smoothly.
She was accompanied by William Phiquepal D'Arusmont, an unfortunate traveling companion.
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 Giles County, Tennessee Genealogical Records Information
Andrew Jackson suggested the name "Giles" to the legislature in recognition of the strong support Congressman William Branch Giles had given to Tennessee in the successful bid for statehood in 1796.
Giles County was the birthplace of noted African American architect Moses McKissack, founder of McKissack and McKissack, one of the oldest African American architectural firms in the nation.
Giles County is also the birthplace of two nationally known writers, Donald Davidson and John Crowe Ransom.
www.mytennesseegenealogy.com /tn_county/gil.htm   (1282 words)

 Glenn Gohr's Home Page—Giles/Gyles Genealogy
Capt. Samuel Giles of Gloucester [254] on a certain voyage, had, as a passenger, an individual of this Giles family of Virginia, and learned from him that his own family and that of Capt. Giles, were originally one.
“Giles, William Branch, governor of Virginia, was for many years a member of Congress.
If you have queries concerning the GILES surname, you may post these at the Giles Family Genealogy List which is a part of the Rootsweb e-mail discussion lists.
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 African American Manuscripts: Nalle - Overby
Many of the hiring papers record specific clothing to be provided as well as the conditions of work (see section 2, 1832 correspondence with William Howard concerning the hire of Rosa after the birth of her child and providing for the infant; 1822 correspondence with Joseph Hobson).
Correspondence of William Howard, in Missouri in 1849, concerns the general devaluation of slave property and an occurrence of cholera in a slave trader's stock (section 2).
Fanny, property of William Worsham, died in 1810 of an unknown cause.
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 Giles Family Genealogy Forum (Page 10)
Re: Giles, William b.ca 1650 Virginia - Janet McMullin 3/11/03
Re: Giles, William b.ca 1650 Virginia - Janet McMullin 10/29/98
Re: William Branch Giles - Shirley Palmer 9/25/98
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 The Original Thirteenth Amendment, An Essay , Chapter 1
One of the leading War Hawks was William Branch Giles of Virginia, who had been a member of the House and a strong supporter of Thomas Jefferson.
However, as Senator Robert Byrd has noted, in his writings and speeches on the subject of the War of 1812, Giles "finally concluded that Britain posed a greater threat [than France], since she was based in Canada and controlled the Atlantic.
At that time, Senator William H. Crawford had led the administration forces in an effort to renew the charter, while William Branch Giles led the 'Old Republicans' determined to defeat the bank.
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 The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Branch
Branch, Emil — of Hurley, Turner County, S.Dak. Republican.
Branch, Lawrence O'Bryan (1820-1862) — of North Carolina.
Nephew of John Branch; father of William Augustus Blount Branch.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
General Andrew Jackson suggested the name Giles, in honor of William Branch Giles, Congressman, Senator and Governor of Virginia, who, 12 years earlier, had sponsored the admission of Tennessee as the sixteenth state in the Union.
It is hard to believe that the town square was once a desolate waste of canebreak and forests.
Three Giles Countians have served as governor of Tennessee: Aaron V. Brown (1845-47), Neill S. Brown (1847-49) and John C. Brown (1871- 73).
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