Some Prominent Virginia Families, Volume 4

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J.P. Bell Company (Incorporated), 1907 - Virginia
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Great book - quite accurate and well-detailed on Bolling, Fleming family ancestry.

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RE: Page 300, David Weeks Magill - states he died of fever. This is incorrect as is the resort name and date of the hurricane that took the lives of his mother, brother and sister.
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letter sent to Mary Moore (his guardian following his mother's death at "Last Island") donated to the LSU archives library, he infact died at 6:00 p.m. on 4 June, 1863 of wounds recieved as he commanded battery "A" during a cannon exchange with Union gunboats stationed across the Mississippi river. He was struck by a canon ball severing his left arm that then exploded behind him causing lacerations to his head. He was rushed to the Lousiania 8th Heavy Artillery Battalion HQ located at 815 1st East St. (the McNutt House) for medical attention where he died. His grave remains on the grounds.
In addition, David's mother, brother and sister died on August 10, 1856 (not 1853) during the Last Island (official name: Isle Deniere) Hurricane. Source: Wikipedia
Due to the glaring errors in this one small segment of the document I question the level of research effort invested in crafting this document and use as a reference.



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