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Dayton, Spencer.

 Person

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Civil War Military Commission Proceedings

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.2757
Overview Proceedings of a trial by a U. S. Military Commission of Harrison H. Stalnaker, who was accused of the crime of bushwhacking in regard to the deaths of Capt. Michael T. Haller, Sgt. Andrew M. Nester and William S. Martin on 24 April 1865 in Barbour County. The incident began when a small party of Confederates raided the home of a Union sympathizer. Their intent was to entice the Home Guard stationed at Camp Haller (Valley Camp) into an ambush. Stalnaker, whose defense attorney was Spencer...
Dates: 1865

David Goff Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1027
Scope and Contents Papers of David Goff (ca. 1804-1878) of Beverly, West Virginia, an attorney and land promoter for Harrison, Randolph, and Tucker Counties. Goff became prosecuting attorney in 1835, served as a Colonel in the Virginia militia in 1844, was superintendent of Randolph County schools in 1853, served as a member of the Virginia Assembly, and was a West Virginia State Senator from Randolph County (1875-1877). The papers include correspondence; land papers, particularly, for Randolph County; court case...
Dates: 1840-1878

Francis Harrison Pierpont (1814-1899) Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0009
Overview Papers of Francis Harrison Pierpont (1814-1899) of Monongalia and Marion Counties, West Virginia, who served as governor of the Restored Government of Virginia during the Civil War. Includes manuscripts, typescripts, printed materials, and photocopies consisting of genealogies, correspondence, college essays, speeches, official messages, articles prepared for newspapers, legal documents, pamphlets, scrapbooks, and ephemera. Topics include Pierpont's education; his career as governor of the...
Dates: 1811-1949, undated; Majority of material found within 1860-1899

Waitman T. Willey Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.0003
Overview Papers of Waitman T. Willey (1811-1900), lawyer, senator, and founding father of West Virginia. A resident of Monongalia County, Willey was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1850, the Secession Convention of 1861, the First Wheeling Convention of 1861, and the Constitutional Convention of 1871. He was U.S. Senator from the Restored Government of Virginia (1861-1863) and Senator from West Virginia (1863-1871). Includes several thousand pieces of incoming correspondence to Waitman T....
Dates: 1820-1917