Category Archives: Black People of Alexandria

Update – James E. Piper

On January 25, 2015, a descendant of the Piper family, Richard contacted me. He has been doing researching his family history for more than a decade. Though James E. Piper reported in the Southern Claims Commission records that he lost … Continue reading

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James E Piper

The life of Mr. Piper and his losses during the Civil War interested me to the point, I had to tell his story. James E. Piper (Ramsay) and his brother, William Henry Piper (Ramsay) were freed people of colored prior … Continue reading

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Celebrating 150 years end of the Civil War

  For 2015, I will be doing a series of articles in celebration of the end of the Civil War. Alexandria African Americans contributed a lot to the growth and history of Alexandria, VA. The forgotten historical contributions of many … Continue reading

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Alexandria African Americans World War I Draft

Alexandria African Americans World War I Draft Registrations – Part 8: “I – J” The list below is the African American Alexandrians with the “I -J surnames. Ingram, Charley – born August 10, 1874 Irving, Samuel – born April 28, … Continue reading

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