Person:Archibald Stuart (3)

m. ABT 1792
  1. Hon. Archibald Stuart1793 - 1855
  2. Ann Dabney Stuart1798 - 1842
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Name Hon. Archibald Stuart
Gender Male
Birth? 1793 Patrick, Virginia, United States
Alt Birth[1] 2 Dec 1795 Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Marriage abt. 1823 prob. Montgomery County, Virginiato Elizabeth Pannil
Death[1] 20 Sep 1855 Ararat, Patrick, Virginia, United States
Burial[1] 1952 Saltville, Smyth, Virginia, United StatesReinterred in Elizabeth Cemetery


Archibald Stuart (December 2, 1795 – September 20, 1855) was a nineteenth century politician and lawyer from Virginia. He was the first cousin of Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart and the father of Confederate General James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart. Born in Lynchburg, Virginia to Anne Dabney Stuart and Alexander Judge Stuart, Stuart attended private schools and completed preparatory studies as a child. He became an officer in the War of 1812 and studied law afterward. After being admitted to the bar, Stuart commenced practice in Lynchburg. He became a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1830 and 1831 and a delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Conventions in 1829, 1830, 1850 and 1851. Stuart was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1836, serving from 1837 to 1839. After being unsuccessful for reelection, Stuart resumed practicing law. He served to the Virginia Senate, serving from 1852 to 1854. Stuart died at his home, "Laurel Hill" in Patrick County, Virginia, on September 20, 1855. He was interred in the Stuart family cemetery at Laurel Hill.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Archibald Stuart, in Find A Grave, Secondary quality.

    Birth: Dec. 2, 1795
    Death: Sep. 20, 1855; Ararat, Patrick County, Virginia, USA

    Politician, US Representative from Virginia. was the eldest son of Judge Alexander Stuart and the father of General J. E. B. Stuart. He was an officer in the United States Army in the War of 1812. He represented, first, Campbell County in the Virginia Legislature, and was later repeatedly elected to both branches of the legislature from Patrick County. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1829-30, and of the Convention of 1850. He married Elizabeth Letcher Pannill, of Pittsylvania County, Va., and they had four sons and six daughters. Among these, James Ewell Brown (J.E.B.) Stuart was the seventh child and youngest son. Archibald and Elizabeth Made their home on a farm they called Laurel Hill in the Ararat Community of Patrick County and it was there that their children were born. Archibald died at Laurel Hill in 1855 and rested in the Family Cemetery until 1952 when he was moved to the Elizabeth Cemetery in Saltville, Virginia where he rest today beside his wife who moved to the Saltville area following his death.

    Hon. Archibald Stuart
  2.   Hon. Arch. Stuart, in Peyton, John Lewis. History of Augusta County, Virginia. (Staunton, Virginia: Samuel M. Yost and Son, 1882), p 310, Secondary quality.

    ... Hon. Arch. Stuart, of Patrick, was an officer in the war of 1812—a distinguished lawyer and eloquent orator. He m Elizabeth Pannill, by whom he left issue; 1. Ann, m J. N. Pierce, of Wythe; 2. Bettinia, m Rev. N. Chevalier; 3. Mary T., m Dr. Headin, of Floyd; 4. David P., died unm.; 5. Wm. A., m Mary, d, of Dale Carter, by whom he had several children. Mrs. S. died in 1862, and W. A. Stuart m Mrs. Alex. S. Brown, by whom he has a large family. 6. John D. Stuart, M. D., m Anne E. Kent, and has five children. 7. James E. B. Stuart ...

  3. Wikipedia: Archibald Stuart as accessed by BobC on 25 February 2011.
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