Middlesex County, Virginia est.1640

Settlement of the area began around 1640 with the county being officially formed in 1669 from a part of Lancaster County. The county's only incorporated town, Urbanna, was established in 1680 serving initially as a port for shipping agricultural products and later as the county's commercial and governmental center.

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FRANCIS MARION EASTMAN

FRANCIS MARION EASTMAN

(1843-1910)
Clerk of the Circuit Court (1899-1910)
Union Army veteran

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JOSEPH CHRISTIAN

JOSEPH CHRISTIAN

(1828-1905)
Judge of 6th Judicial Circuit (1866-69)
Justice on Supreme Court of Appeals (1870-1882)
Member of Rouse of Delegates (1883-84)
Brother of William S. Christian, M.D.

painted and donated

by Mrs. J. W. (Gertrude Christian) Fosdick, New York.

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CLARENCE WALKER EASTMAN

CLARENCE WALKER EASTMAN

(1876-1952)
Clerk of the Circuit Court (1912-1951)
Son of Francis Marion Eastman

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BENJAMIN HAYDEN MORGAN

BENJAMIN HAYDEN MORGAN

Sheriff (1871-79)
Owned Customs Rouse;
on Toll Bridge Committee

donated by

his wife and Mrs. Addison Bristow,

his sister.

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JOHN PHIPPS BRISTOW

JOHN PHIPPS BRISTOW

(1799-1877)
Presiding Justice of County Court
Donor Courthouse Square

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CAPT. ELLIOTT MUSE HEALY

CAPT. ELLIOTT MUSE HEALY

(1840-1862)
Son of Walter Healy of "The Eminence"
Killed in Battle of Manassas August 30,1862

Confederate States Army;

donated by Mrs. W. E.Wright, his niece.

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BENJAMIN F. BLAND

BENJAMIN F. BLAND

(1834-1888)
State Senator representing Middlesex,
Gloucester, Middlesex and New Kent (1874-1879)

donated by

Hon. J. Boyd Sears.

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PHILEMON TAYLOR WOODWARD

PHILEMON TAYLOR WOODWARD

(1821-1892)
First elected Clerk (1852-92)
Saved Courthouse records during War between
the States

donated by

W. W. Woodward, his son.

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JAMES MADISON JEFFRIES

JAMES MADISON JEFFRIES

(1809-90)
Commonwealth's Attorney for Circuit Court of King & Queen County (1844-69)
Judge of 9th Judicial Circuit (1870)

donated by

W. W. Woodward

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Judge John Bacon

Judge John Bacon Clopton, Judge Circuit Court

donated by

Judge T. R. B. Wright.

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MAJOR RICHARD MILLER SEGAR

MAJOR RICHARD MILLER SEGAR

(1782-1838)
County Clerk (1837-38)
Veteran of War of 1812

donated by

John R. Segar, his grandson.

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RICHARD HENLY WOODWARD

RICHARD HENLY WOODWARD

(1896-1966)
Treasurer (1934-1964)
President Treasurers Association of Virginia (1940-44)

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WILLIAM HlLL VAUGHAN

WILLIAM HlLL VAUGHAN

(1831-1888)
C.S.A. veteran

donated by

E. S. Vaughan, his son.

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RICHARDSON LEONARD HENLEY

RICHARDSON LEONARD HENLEY

(1836-1897)
Judge of 8th Judicial Circuit (1883-1886)
C.S.A. veteran

donated by Norvelle L. Henley, his son.

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JOSH HOLMES

JOSH HOLMES

(1914-2008)
Sheriff 1978-1983

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ANNE ST. JOHN WARD

ANNE ST. JOHN WARD

(1928-1977)
Commissioner of Revenue (1968-1977)
President Tidewater Area Commissioners of Revenue

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CALVIN HENRY BUTLER, JR.

CALVIN HENRY BUTLER, JR.

(1925-1980)
Member Board of Supervisors (1958-1980)

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GRACE GARLAND O'BRIEN REVERE

GRACE GARLAND O'BRIEN REVERE

(Mrs. J. Merlin Revere) (1904-1979)
Clerk of Circuit Court (1962-1975)

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J. MERLIN REVERE

J. MERLIN REVERE

(1900-1962)
Clerk of the Circuit Court (1951-1962)

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THOMAS H. CRITTENDEN

THOMAS H. CRITTENDEN

Deputy Treasurer (1933-1964)

Treasurer (1964-1975)

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LEMUEL CHRISTOPHER BRISTOW

LEMUEL CHRISTOPHER BRISTOW

(1839-1896)
District Judge
Assistant District Attorney
C.S.A. veteran
Son of John Phipps Bristow

donated by

his wife and J. A. Bristow.

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THOMAS GABRIEL JONES

THOMAS GABRIEL JONES

(1843-1912)
Commonwealth's Attorney (1871-1912)
C.S.A. veteran

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SGT. WILLIAM XERXES SMITH

SGT. WILLIAM XERXES SMITH

(1840-1863)
Son of George and Hannah Jones Smith
Killed at Chancellorsville May 2, 1863

donated by

Mrs. R. B. Segar.

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RICHARD BEVERLEY SEGAR

RICHARD BEVERLEY SEGAR

(1861-1958)
Deputy Sheriff ( -1909)
County Sheriff (1909-1951)

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ROBERT LATANE MONTAGUE

ROBERT LATANE MONTAGUE

(1819-1880)
Judge of 8th Virginia Circuit Court (1875-1880)
Lt. Governor of Virginia (1859-1864)
President of Convention of Secession (1861)
Father of Gov. A. J. Montague

donated by Governor Andrew Jackson Montague, United States District Attorney, Attorney-General and Governor of Virginia. Enlargement

JOHN S. HEALY

JOHN S. HEALY

( -1846)
County Clerk (1841-1846)

donated by

Thomas Healy, his son.

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WILLIAM STEPTOE CHRISTIAN, M.D.

WILLIAM STEPTOE CHRISTIAN, M.D.

C.S.A. Veteran (Captain to Colonel)
Captured after the Battle of Gettysburg and imprisoned on Johnson's Island at Lake Erie.
President Virginia State Medical Society (1904)
First Superintendent of Schools in Middlesex.

painted and donated by Dr. Alfred C. Palmer.

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JOSEPH ALLEN BRISTOW

JOSEPH ALLEN BRISTOW

(1838-1903)
Member Virginia Constitutional
Convention (1901-1902)
C.S.A. veteran

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