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Re: Adolphus Augustus, from Va
In Response To: Re: Adolphus Augustus, from Va ()

: Vickie,

: What was your ancestor's approximate date of birth?

: I know of an Augustus family from the Norfolk area. A famous
: physician in the Civil War, Alexander Augustus was born around
: 1819. His mother, Betsy Dyson, was originally from Richmond.
: Alexander had a brother named Ceasar, but I'm not certain that
: it is the same Ceasar you identified.

: There was alsoa woman/girl named I think, Mary Augustus who escaped
: from Norfolk via the Underground Railroad. However, I'm not sure
: what name she used when she settled in Massachusetts.

: Hollis

Hello Hollis, and thank you for anwsering. Grandpa Adolphus was born Approx. 1838, on his Civil War information he enlisted in 1863 at the age of 25 so I would guess his dob to be around 1838.

I'm not sure that Ceasar is any relation to him I just saw the name several times and thought there might be some connection. On the 1870 census you can find grandpa Adolphus with his family and his name is spelled differently, I think it was spelled Gustavous Adolphus if i'm not mistaken, and then 1880 it is spelled Adolphus Agustus.

The family has been going by the last name of Augustus since that time, and the only Augustus' you will find in the Rockingham Co. area are his children.

My mothers father died at a very young age, so my mother never really knew too much about that side of the family. If you can find some type of connection between the Augustus' that would be great.

Thank you very much for the reply,


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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