Generation Eight



72.  William KEMPER (5040); born November 6, 1776 in Fauquier Co., VA; married Maria E. Allison (5041) July 28, 1814; died October 29, 1853 in Mountain Prospect, VA, at age 76.[1]


     Maria E. ALLISON (5041) was born on December 8, 1787. She died on March 26, 1873 at age 85.[2]

     Children of William Kemper (5040) and Maria E. Allison (5041) were:

         84.        i.    James Lawson (5042);[3] born June 11, 1823 in Mountain Prospect, Madison Co., VA; died April 7, 1895 in Orange Co., VA, at age 71.

                                 He began military service in 1861 when he was commissioned Colonel of the 7th VA INF.  Promoted to Brig. Gen. On June 3, 1862.  Led his brigade at Gettysburg in Pickett’s Charge where he was wounded.  Unable to continue field service, he was promoted to Maj. Gen. On Sep. 19, 1864 and commanded the reserve forces of Virginia for the rest of the war.  He was the Democratic Governor of Virginia between 1874 and 1877. [4]




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[4]Ezra J. Warner, Generals in Gray (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959, 1987), pp. 169, 170. Hereinafter cited as Generals in Gray.