Patrick County,Virginia, And Regional History 

                                by Tom Perry

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Historian Tom Perry speaks on J. E. B. Stuart at the Bassett Historical Center in 2007.

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    Images of America: Patrick County Virginia

Images of America: Patrick County Virginia

Formed in 1790, Patrick County is named for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s first governor, Patrick Henry, who lived in neighboring Henry County. Located along the border of North Carolina where the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Appalachian Range cross the state line, the “Free State of Patrick” is half piedmont and half mountain plateau. This dividing geographic feature is reflected in the mountain people of Scots-Irish and German descent along with English living below the mountain heights. This divergent population produced tobacco magnate R. J. Reynolds; Civil War general J. E. B. Stuart; Virginia governor Gerald Baliles; Virginia’s highest-elected female, former attorney general Mary Sue Terry; and World Series pitcher Brad Clontz.

About the Author

Thomas D. Perry grew up in Patrick County¬’s most historic community of Ararat. He attended Patrick County High School and, in 1983, graduated from Virginia Tech. Perry founded the J. E. B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust, Inc., in 1990. The nonprofit organization has preserved 75 acres of the Stuart property, including the house site where James Ewell Brown Stuart was born on February 6, 1833. Tom is the author of Ascent to Glory: The Genealogy of J. E. B. Stuart; The Free State of Patrick: Patrick County, Virginia, in the Civil War; and Stuart¬’s Birthplace: The History of the Laurel Hill Farm. Perry produces a monthly e-mail newsletter about regional history from his Web site, www.freestateofpatrick.com.

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  Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (October 29, 2007)

  ISBN-10: 0738552976

  ISBN-13: 978-0738552972

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           Images of America Patrick County Virginia released on Monday, October 29, 2007, by Arcadia Publishing is authored by Patrick County Historian Thomas D. Perry is Perry’s fourth on Patrick County History and J. E. B. Stuart. It contains 200 photographs of Patrick County and will retail for $19.99. This book will be the first nationally released book on Patrick County, Virginia. This book will be available locally at the Just Plain Country Store in Stuart, Virginia along with Perry’s other books Ascent To Glory: The Genealogy of J. E. B. Stuart, The Free State Of Patrick: Patrick County Virginia In The Civil War and J. E. B. Stuart’s Birthplace: The History of the Stuart Family and the Laurel Hill Farm.

 

"ARARAT, Va. - Patrick County has 483 square miles, virtually all of which are covered by a new book celebrating the area's history through a collection of vintage photographs. “Patrick County,” part of an “Images of America” series by Arcadia Publishing, is the first nationally released book on the county. The book goes on sale Monday, offering numerous glimpses of Patrick's past. It was authored by Tom Perry of Ararat, a longtime historian who founded the J. E. B.. Stuart Preservation Trust and has authored three other books on Patrick County. The latest brings into focus more than 200 images of all facets of life in a community that has produced colorful figures ranging from the Confederate Gen. Stuart to tobacco magnate R.J. Reynolds. Also on the list are sports notables including the Wood Brothers of NASCAR fame, pro football player Tim Goad and Major League pitcher Brad Clontz. All are included in the new volume. In the book, Perry makes generous use of photos loaned by people from throughout Patrick along with various archival sources. Many are included from the author's own collection, with all managing to spring vividly to life for the reader despite their black-and-white format. Among the book's more interesting tidbits are photos of famous people not usually associated with Patrick County, such as Andy Griffith's mother, Geneva Nunn Griffith. The book also offers images buildings gone but not forgotten, especially in the county seat of Stuart. Another of its more interesting facets are images of regular people engaged in the daily routines of agriculture, transportation and recreation, whose activities are meticulously woven into the 128-page volume. It also explores photographically the county's role in the bigger history of the nation and the Blue Ridge region. Individual sections are devoted to “Those Who Served,” containing pictures of soldiers who have been part of Patrick County's rich military history, along with “Far From Ordinary,” highlighting some of its more unique individuals. Another is dedicated to “Industry and Commerce,” with the book containing nine chapters in all. “Patrick County/Images of America” will retail for $19.99 at area bookstores, independent retailers, online bookstores or online from the publisher at  www.arcadiapublishing.com. Copies also can be ordered from Arcadia at (888) 313-2665."

-- Courtesy of the Mount Airy News October 28, 2007
 

God's Will Be Done:

The Christian Life of J. E. B. Stuart

                                                                                

For Release: February 6, 2008, Ararat, Virginia
 
NEW BIOGRAPHY OF J. E. B. STUART RELEASED ON HIS BIRTHDAY
 
Laurel Hill Publishing is pleased to announce the release of God’s Will Be Done: The Christian Life of J. E. B. Stuart by Thomas D. Perry. The  147 page book is a biography of Patrick County Virginia’s most famous son Civil War General James Ewell Brown Stuart focusing on his faith along with his life and military career. The book will be available locally exclusively at Booth #110 in the Just Plain Country Store in Stuart, Virginia, until February 12 when it will be released nationally. Cost of the book is $14.99.

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Did you know that J. E. B. Stuart?

Founded churches in Kansas that are still standing.

Gave $100 to the formation of a church in Patrick County.

Bought his men copies of the scriptures from his own pocket.

Gave Temperance speeches throughout his life after promising his mother at 12 he would not drink.

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This three-chapter 138-page book excerpted from J. E. B. Stuart’s Birthplace: The History of the Laurel Hill Farm by Thomas D. Perry focuses on the Christian life led by Civil War General J. E. B. “Jeb” Stuart. Stuart first found God as a He joined the Methodist Church at Emory and Henry College and later became an Episcopalian while in the United States Army (1854-61). This book tells about Stuart’s many words and comments about his faith including his last words, “God’s Will Be Done,” delivered on May 12, 1864, after receiving wounds at the Battle of Yellow Tavern. Stuart born in Ararat, Virginia, rests today in Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery.

Table of Contents

Foreword                                                                                              6

Chapter One Son of Southwest Virginia (1833-1850)                       10

Chapter Two Soldier of the United States (1850-1861)                    22

Chapter Three Soldier of the Confederate States (1861-1864)        52

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Thomas D. Perry is the author of Images of America: Patrick County Virginia published by Arcadia J. E. B. Stuart’s Birthplace: The History of the Laurel Hill Farm, The Free State of Patrick: Patrick County Virginia in the Civil War and Ascent To Glory: The Genealogy of J. E. B. Stuart published by Laurel Hill Publishing. Perry started the J. E. B. Stuart Birthplace in 1990, the 75 acre park that preserves the site of the house where Stuart was born and spent his first 12 years. Visit www.freestateofpatrick.com/Laurelhill.htm for information about the history of the site. In 2005, Perry started the Free State of Patrick Internet History Group, the largest historical organization relating to Patrick County Virginia history with 550 members. Membership is free of charge to anyone interested in history. Members receive a monthly email newsletter about local and regional history. www.freestateofpatrick.com. Perry lectures all over the country about J. E. B. Stuart and Patrick County History. He is a Life Member of the Patrick County Historical Society and has served on the Board of Directors of the Bassett Historical Center, Patrick County Historical Society, and the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History.

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Notes From The Free State Of Patrick:

Patrick County, Virginia, and Regional History Released September 1, 2008

 

            God's Will Be Done: The Christian Life of J. E. B. Stuart Released February 6, 2008

 

      J. E. B. Stuart's Birthplace: The History of the Laurel Hill Farm Released February 6, 2007

 

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The Free State Of Patrick: Patrick County Virginia In The Civil War Released 2005

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Ascent To Glory: The Genealogy of J. E. B. Stuart Fourth Edition Released 2008

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Notes From The Free State Of Patrick: Patrick County Virginia History is a 210 page soft cover book that includes chapters on many people and places studied over the last decade. The book finds stories heretofore unknown or misunderstood including finding new material in the Library of Virginia to the Patrick County Courthouse. Included are speeches, blogs, website material and various sources the author gives a varied description of his native county The Free State Of Patrick. Chapters from the American Revolution through the Civil War and the seven men who gave all in the Vietnam Conflict give a diverse look at the history of Patrick County Virginia.

  • ISBN-10: 1438241283
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438241289
  • Library of Congress Control Number:  2008934998

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    Foreword    Cobblestones on Crawford Avenue                                              6

    One             Tale of Two Great Grandfathers:

    J. E. B. Stuart’s Ancestors in the American Revolution                 12

    Two            The World War Two Plane Crash On Bull Mountain                    22

    Three           Patrick County People                                                                 32

    Four            Patrick County History                                                                60

    Five             United States History                                                                  80

    Six              “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”

    George Stoneman’s Civil War Raid Through Patrick                    94

    Seven          North Carolina History                                                               112

    Eight            Patrick County Oral History Project                                           122

    Nine            Over The Rainbow: Patrick County History                                 124

    Ten             Virginia History                                                                          134

    Eleven         Patrick County In The Vietnam Conflict                                      140

    Twelve        “If Thee Must Fight, Fight Well”

    The Life of William Jackson Palmer                                           148

    Thirteen       Reynolds History                                                                       164

    Fourteen      “Makers of History”

    African-Americans And The Civil War                                       176

    Fifteen         Hokie History                                                                            192

    Afterword    “Home”                                                                                    202

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    J. E. B. STUART'S BIRTHPLACE

    THE HISTORY OF THE LAUREL HILL FARM

    “The Stuart Birthplace is the most important historic project ever undertaken in Patrick County.”

    --Dr. James I. Robertson of Virginia Tech

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            After twenty years of research, this 250 page book tells the story of J. E. B. Stuart's maternal and paternal families journey to Laurel Hill, the 1500 acre Patrick County farm, where Stuart was born on February 6, 1833, to Archibald and Elizabeth Letcher Pannill Stuart. It tells the story of the Laurel Hill Farm from prehistoric times up through 2006 and the efforts to preserve the property as the only site in the nation specifically preserved to remember J. E. B. Stuart and his role in our nation's history.

  • ISBN-10: 1438239343
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438239347
  • Library of Congress Control Number:  2008934023
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    Foreword               “Home”                                                                                

         

    Chapter 1               The Hollow                                                                           

                                    Ararat Virginia Before The Stuarts

    Chapter 2               The Immigrant                                                                     

                                    Archibald Stuart (ca1697-1761)                         

    Chapter 3               The Major                                                                         

                                    Alexander Stuart (1733-1823)

    Chapter 4               The Judge                                                                          

                                    Alexander Stuart (1770-1832)

    Chapter 5               The Patriot                                                                         

                                     William Letcher (1750-1780)

    Chapter 6               The Daughter                                                                     

                                      Bethenia Letcher Pannill (1780-1845)

    Chapter 7               The Father                                                                          

                                       Archibald Stuart (1795-1855)             

    Chapter 8               The Mother                                                                        

                                        Elizabeth Letcher Pannill Stuart (1801-1884)   

    Chapter 9               The Children of Archibald and Elizabeth Stuart

                                        Jeb Stuart's Siblings

    Chapter  10             Son of Southwest Virginia                                                    

                                         James Ewell Brown Stuart (1833-1850)                                             

    Chapter 11             Soldier of the United States                                                 

                                         James Ewell Brown Stuart (1850-1861)

    Chapter 12             Soldier of the Confederate States                                        

                                         James Ewell Brown Stuart (1861-1864)

    Chapter 13             The Wife                                                                              

                                          Flora Cooke Stuart (1836-1923) and her descendants

    Chapter 14             Laurel Hill After The Stuart Family                                      

     

    Chapter 15             A Personal Preservation                                                        

     

    Afterword              “Walk This Hallowed Ground”                                               

     

    Bibliography                                                                                                        

     

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    For Immediate Release: Ararat, Virginia, February 6, 2007
     
    Tom Perry is pleased to announce publication of J. E. B. Stuart’s Birthplace: The History of the Laurel Hill Farm. The book is available beginning on February 6, 2007, J. E. B. Stuart’s 174th Birthday. Perry Comments:  “In 1986 Professor Emory Thomas published his biography of J. E. B. Stuart Bold Dragoon, the first biography in nearly thirty years since Burke Davis’s The Last Cavalier. After reading this book I remembered how prominent Stuart’s place in our nation’s history really was and all the famous people and events he touched in his short thirty-one years.  I spent the next few years reading about him and then about 1988 I decided that something should be done to save part of the Laurel Hill property and with that I began researching Stuart and his family for the next twenty years.
                This new book, my third relating to Stuart and/or the Civil War is full of new information. For the first time the life along with the personal and financial problems of Archibald Stuart, General Stuart’s father, are examined in detail. This book is based on first hand accounts from manuscript collections all over the country especially the university libraries in Virginia and North Carolina. A chapter on Stuart’s wife Flora, who survived him by fifty-nine years, and her descendants down to 2006 is presented for the first time.
                The three chapters on “Jeb” Stuart are full of lots of new information. Specifically, I focused on his deep religious faith and sobriety, which is far from the image of the romantic cavalier he cultivated. Stuart joined the temperance movement founded churches and even bought his soldiers copies of the scriptures. For the first time Stuart’s seven year career in the United States Army is covered relying on information gleaned from the National Archives. Areas overlooked in his career during the War Between The States such as his role at the Battle of Chancellorsville, where he replaced the wounded “Stonewall” Jackson leading an entire corps of infantry. His role in the largest cavalry battle in the Western Hemisphere at Brandy Station in June 1863 and the way he gave Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia time to escape after the Battle of Gettysburg and the postwar controversy about his role in that battle are covered. Finally, Stuart's last days on earth culminating with his mortal wounding and death on May 12, 1864, after the Battle of Yellow Tavern, just north of Richmond is covered.
                There is an entire chapter about the preservation of the site beginning in the 1960s up through 2006. The many people who assisted in saving part of the Stuart’s Birthplace are covered especially those in before the forming of the J. E. B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust, Inc. and the early days of the organization we started in 1990.
                This book will show why Laurel Hill is Patrick County’s most historic site and that J. E. B. Stuart thought of Ararat, Virginia, as home as do I. The many histories of Laurel Hill from the Native-Americans, African-Americans, Antebellum Farm Life and the Stuart Family’s role in our history along with the regular people of Patrick County I hope will give people a reason to visit Laurel Hill and learn more about it.”
     This book tells the story of the farm in Ararat, Virginia, that was the birthplace and boyhood home of Patrick County’s most famous son James Ewell Brown “Jeb” Stuart and the many other people who lived there. In 255 pages the story of Stuart’s family from their arrival in North America in 1733 through 2006 is told with a seven page bibliography and index.
    Laurel Hill’s history begins with prehistoric times including information on the Native-Americans, the American Revolution, Antebellum Farm Life and the life of J. E. B. Stuart, who served in the U. S. Army and fought against it in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia as commander of Robert E. Lee’s cavalry in the Civil War. The life of the African-American Slaves beginning in 1780 through 1859 (nearly 50 souls) is covered in detail gathering information from original sources in the Patrick and Henry County courthouses.
    The book reveals the lives of the women of Laurel Hill such as Elizabeth Perkins Letcher Hairston, who saw her husband, William Letcher, killed by Pro-British Tories in the American Revolution and then married George Hairston of Henry County. The book tells of Elizabeth and William Letcher’s daughter, Bethenia, who married into the Pannill Family and was grandmother to J. E. B. Stuart. The book tells of the life of Stuart’s mother Elizabeth Letcher Pannill Stuart and J. E. B. Stuart’s widow Flora Cooke Stuart along with information about the Stuart children and their father, Patrick County Attorney and politician Archibald Stuart.
    Laurel Hill Farm after the Stuart’s sold it in 1859 is covered pointing out the history of the Patrick County’s most historic community of Ararat with stories of Revered Robert Childress “The Man Who Moved A Mountain” and the midwife made famous by the cabin along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Orleana Puckett. The book concludes with a chapter on Perry’s personal work to preserve the site along with the preservation interest of the Brown, Dellenback and Mitchell families of Ararat, Virginia.
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    THE FREE STATE OF PATRICK

    PATRICK COUNTY VIRGINIA IN THE CIVIL WAR

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    --Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech

     

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    The Free State of Patrick: Patrick County Virginia in the Civil War

    Patrick County Civil War Book Announcement

    Tom Perry is pleased to announce publication of The Free State of Patrick: Patrick County, Virginia in the Civil War. This 336 page soft cover book includes over 100 photos and 140 letters of Patrick County soldiers in The War Between The States along with an index and extensive bibliography. The book includes rosters of the 1700 Confederate and Union soldiers from Patrick County. See Table of Contents for complete listing of the topics covered. It is available for $29.99 plus Virginia Sales Tax and $5 shipping at P. O. Box 50, Ararat, VA 24053.  Thomas David Perry, the Founder of the J. E. B. Stuart Birthplace, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from Virginia Tech, where he studied under renowned historian James I. Robertson, Jr. This book is the result of over ten years of research and three years of writing.

  • ISBN-10: 1438241194
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438241197
  • Library of Congress Control Number:  2008934024

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    “A thorough job of telling Patrick County’s Civil War history. The book will fill a longstanding need.

    I congratulate Tom Perry for the masterful job he has done.” 

    --Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech

    "The Civil War laid a heavy hand even on counties far removed from the vortex of major military action. This history of Patrick County, Virginia, offers an array of primary materials, recapturing the voices of people who experienced seismic changes in their lives. It should appeal to a wide range of readers interested in the Civil War."
    --Gary W. Gallagher, John L. Nau III Professor of History, University of Virginia

    “Tom Perry's history of his beloved home county is chock full of original Civil War material available nowhere else. Hard work that amasses that kind of primary evidence about the war is amazingly uncommon in the field, and deserves the most enthusiastic kind of applause. I heartily commend the book to students interested in the war, as seen through the eyes of its contemporaries.”
    --Robert K. Krick, Retired National Park Service Historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

    "Wonderfully written, superbly researched. A book that is a tribute to the men and women of Patrick County.  The research is richly written in a narrative that is a pleasure to read.  The letters of the men and women of Patrick County show their heart and soul during a tragic time.  This book is a vital history. Because of Tom Perry’s time and work, the men and women of Patrick will not be forgotten but will live again through this book. Every county of Virginia deserves to have a similar written tribute. "  
        --Patricia Walenista, Founder of the Turner Ashby Historical Society

    “Growing up in Patrick County, the Civil War was The War--it needed no other adjectives. The War's terrible imprint is visible on dozens of grave markers across Patrick's rolling hills. The story of this little corner of Virginia is so profound because it is repeated throughout the South, over and over and over. Perry's book brings this point home plainly and poignantly. From her most illustrious son, JEB Stuart, to common farmers and housewives, Thomas Perry has told a compelling story of one community ravaged by war. An invaluable tool for future scholars.”
    --Debra and Thomas Goodrich, Authors of The Day Dixie Died

    “Thomas David Perry's "The Civil War in Patrick County" is a prodigious research effort that fills a historical void in the county's history. The work documents the county's military and social history of the period and does so with balance and fairness. Scattered throughout the weighty research are anecdotal gems that lighten the reader’s way. Any future work on Patrick County's role in the Civil War will begin where Perry leaves off.”    
    --Rodney Barfield - Author of Seasoned By Salt: An Historical Album of the Outer Banks; Thomas Day, Cabinetmaker; and Christopher Bechtler: Mint Master of Pioneer Gold.
     
    “I completely enjoyed this. It is well written, smart, organized, moving and precisely researched. I know what it took to turn this out. Every citizen of this county is indebted to you.” --The Honorable Martin F. Clark, Jr. Author of The Many Aspects of Mobile Home Living.

    “This book is a must for Civil War and history enthusiasts. The personal stories of Patrick Countians in the Civil War are touching and emotional, especially for the families represented.” --Patricia Ross, Director, Bassett Historical Center

     “I salute Tom Perry’s work. He has done so much to preserve the history of Patrick County, and now he has researched and written an enjoyable and comprehensive account of its wartime trials and tribulations. It’s a needed, solid contribution to Civil War and Virginia history.”
    --Christopher J. Hartley, Author of Stuart’s Tarheels: James B. Gordon and the First North Carolina Cavalry.

    " A wonderful book! An excellent source of information and a must-have book for anyone wishing to research Patrick County's role in the War between the States. The most comprehensive book of it's kind about Patrick County and the soldiers that fought from that county."    
    --Chris Washburn, Wharton-Stuart Camp #1832, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
       
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    Table of Contents The Free State of Patrick: Patrick County, Virginia in the Civil War

    Foreword “The Undiscovered Country”

    Chapter One: “The Free State of Patrick”
    Patrick County During the War

    Chapter Two: “One of the hardest trials of my life”
    Patrick County’s Confederate Soldiers

    Chapter Three: “A Journey of Four Years”
    Rufus Woolwine and the Fifty-First Virginia Infantry Regiment
           
    Chapter Four: “The Patrick Boys”
    Company K, 50th Virginia Infantry Regiment

    Chapter Five: “Patrick Henry Volunteers”
    Company H, 42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment

    Chapter Six: “The Dear Old Hills of Patrick”
    James Ewell Brown Stuart and Patrick County

    Chapter Seven: “If I could get to old Patrick I would be a happy man.”
    Civil War Letters 1861-1865

    Chapter Eight:  “I owe the Southern Confederacy a debt”
    George Stoneman’s 1865 Raid

    Chapter Nine: Regimental Histories of Patrick County Units

    Roster of Confederate Soldiers From Patrick County

    Roster of Union Soldiers From Patrick County

    Patrick County, Virginia and Confederate Officials

    Free Men of Color Conscripted and Slave Requisitions
           
    Roster of Patrick County Patrol Members
           
    Patrick County in the Southern Claims Commission

    Civil War Pension Applications From Patrick County

    Civil War Disability Applications From Patrick County

    United Daughters of the Confederacy Applications

    Robert E. Lee Camp Confederate Soldiers' Home Applications for Admission
        
    Bibliography

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    Ascent To Glory: The Genealogy of J. E. B. Stuart

    by Thomas David Perry

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    The Fourth Edition of Ascent To Glory: The Genealogy of J. E. B. Stuart is now available from www.amazon.com through the www.createspace.com publishing unit of Amazon. This was the first book I attempted created originally with Family Tree Maker software. I gave the first edition to the J. E. B. Stuart Birthplace as a fundraiser, who did nothing to promote or sell the book, so I took back the third edition and revised it. This fourth edition includes an introductory essay about J. E. B. Stuart’s life along with short biographical sketches about his siblings. A large section on his ancestors, maternal and paternal, is included.

    Some questions this book would useful in answering are was the Stuart Family on Stewart’s Creek west of Ararat related to the “Jeb’s” family. Possibly through the original Stuarts who came to Augusta County, Virginia. Another question is about the Brown Family. He is James Ewell Brown Stuart, but this name comes from an uncle who married “Jeb’s” aunt and I never found any information that the local Brown Family are related. There is a chapter that tells of Stuart’s relationship to prominent persons such as Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee through the Randolph Family and Jubal Early through the Hairston Family.

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    Table of Contents

    Introduction                                                       6

    J. E. B. Stuart and Patrick County                   8

    Children and Archibald and Elizabeth Stuart 26

    (Includes Nancy Anne Dabney Stuart Peirce, Bethenia Pannill Stuart Chevalier, Mary Tucker Stuart Headen, David Pannill Stuart, William Alexander Stuart, John Dabney Stuart, James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart, Victoria Augusta Stuart Boyden, Virginia Josephine Stuart and an unnamed son born in 1834.)

    The Ancestors of J. E. B. Stuart                     52

    (Includes Archibald Stuart "The Immigrant," Alexander Stuart "The Revolutionary," Judge Alexander Stuart, Giles Letcher, William Letcher, Bethenia Letcher  Pannill, Collateral lines of Thomas, Eleanor and Benjamin Stuart)

    Other Family Connections                               72

    (Family Connections: Brown, Hairston, Letcher, Pannill and Randolph Families. Includes Family Connections to the Bruces, Hairstons, Randolphs (Thomas Jefferson and Robert E. Lee), Earlys, Cookes, McGuires, Dabneys and Jefferson Davis.)

    This work of genealogy will give those interested parties a starting point into the many family connections of General Stuart. Stuart's family connections include many prominent families especially in Virginia with names such as Hairston, Pannill, Letcher, Randolph, and Lee. Stuart's and the descendants of his siblings are documented in this work along with much about his ancestry and connections with many prominent families and individual persons from the early history of the United States.

    Confederate Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart was born at the home of his parents, Archibald and Elizabeth Letcher Pannill Stuart, Laurel Hill in Patrick County, Virginia on February 6, 1833. J. E. B. Stuart spent his formative years in Patrick County, but left around 1845 for Wythe County, Virginia to continue his education. He attended Emory and Henry College from 1848 until 1850 when appointed to the United State Military Academy at West Point, New York. He graduated thirteenth in the class of 1854.

    Stuart spent seven years in the army of the United States of America serving in the serving in the Regiment of Mounted Rifles and the First United States Cavalry rising to the rank of Captain in the present day states of Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Wyoming, and Colorado. During this time he was involved the prequel for the coming Civil War in "Bleeding" Kansas and putting down John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry in 1859. He married Flora Cooke in 1855 and produced three children. In 1861, he resigned to join the Virginia and the Confederate States of America.

    From May of 1861 until May of 1864, "Jeb" Stuart earned glory and fame mainly as the commander of Robert E. Lee's cavalry in the Army of Northern Virginia providing reconnaissance, screening and raiding behind enemy lines. He worked closely with Confederate Generals such as Joseph E. Johnston, James Longstreet, Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and Robert Edward Lee. His career zenith occurred at Chancellorsville in May 1863 when he replaced the wounded Jackson. Gettysburg and the surrounding controversy mar his reputation. Richmond, where his remains lie in Hollywood Cemetery memorializes him with an equestrian statue on Monument Avenue.

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    J. E. B. Stuart’s biographer Emory Thomas describes Tom Perry as "a fine and generous gentleman who grew up near Laurel Hill, where Stuart grew up, has founded J. E. B. Stuart Birthplace and attracted considerable interest in the preservation of Laurel Hill. He has started a symposium series about aspects of Stuart’s life to sustain interest in Stuart beyond Ararat, Virginia." Perry holds a BA in History from Virginia Tech in 1983. Tom started the J. E. B. Stuart Birthplace Preservation Trust, Inc. in 1990. The non-profit organization has preserved 75 acres of the Stuart property including the house site where James Ewell Brown Stuart was born on February 6, 1833. Perry wrote the eight interpretive signs about Laurel Hill’s history shown in the photo to the left along with the Virginia Civil War Trails sign and the new Virginia Historical Highway Marker in 2002. He spent many years researching traveling all over the nation to find Stuart materials including two trips across the Mississippi River to visit nearly every place "Jeb" Stuart served in the United States Army (1854-1861). He continues his work to preserve Stuart’s Birthplace producing the Laurel Hill Teacher’s Guide for educators and the Laurel Hill Reference Guide for groups and the organization to share his lifetime of research on the only preserved site in the nation relating to the birthplace and boyhood home of James Ewell Brown Stuart. Tom can be seen on Virginia Public Television’s Forgotten Battlefields: The Civil War in Southwest Virginia with his mentor noted Civil War Historian Dr. James I. Robertson, Jr. Perry has begun a collection of papers relating to Stuart and Patrick County history in the Special Collections Department of the Carol M. Newman Library at Virginia Tech under the auspices of the Virginia Center For Civil War Studies. He is the author of Ascent to Glory, The Genealogy of J. E. B. Stuart, The Free State of  Patrick: Patrick County Virginia in the Civil War, J. E. B. Stuart Birthplace: The History of the Laurel Hill Farm, God’s Will Be Done: The Christian Life of J. E. B. Stuart, Images of America: Patrick County Virginia, Images of America: Henry County Virginia, and Notes From The Free State Of Patrick: Patrick County, Virginia, and Regional History. In 2004, Perry began the Free State Of Patrick Internet History Group, which has become the largest historical organization in the area with over 500 members. It covers Patrick County Virginia and regional history. Tom produces a monthly email newsletter about regional history entitled Notes From The Free State of Patrick that goes from this website.

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