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Honored Gloucester Residents bannerIn recent years, two albums containing the portraits that once hung on the old courthouse walls have been on display in that building. John H. Gwathmey describes these portraits in his book entitled, "Twelve Virginia Counties, Where the Western Migration Began," printed in 1937. For Gloucester County under the heading "Courtroom, County Shrine," he states, "In the courtroom are forty-eight portraits and seven tablets, and it is among the most interesting interiors in Virginia." He continues by listing the forty-eight portraits that were hanging on those walls. These names match those given to the portraits now included in the albums, with the exception of Major John W. Puller, Edwin Broaddus and Benjamin A. Rowe, whose portraits are missing. This is supported by the fact that two numbers, 30 and 44, are missing from the albums the third portrait was probably replaced by the well known sketch of Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson on their horses. It is assumed that numbers 49 through 52 were added to the wall or albums after 1937, when Mr. Gwathmey's book was printed.

After years of public handling of the two albums, the portraits were damaged to various degrees. To preserve these originals and recover the photographic record for history, L. Roane Hunt and Roger C. Davis have photographed and edited each page of the albums. 

More recently, the Gloucester Board of Supervisors decided to continue this tradition by creating a third album for additional honorees, and criteria for nominations were established. Persons who have served Gloucester County with distinction for a period of 25 years or more are eligible to be nominated. Persons shall be nominated posthumously. Nominations are open to all residents of Gloucester County and include appointed or elected officials and volunteers.

Further information about these personages, contact the Gloucester County Historical Committee.



Lt. William J. Baytop
Lt. William J. Baytop
CSA



Edwin Broaddus
Edwin Broaddus
Member of Old County Court



Capt. John B. Browne
Capt. John. B. Browne
CSA - Sheriff



Joseph Bryan
Joseph Bryan
CSA, 1862-1865



John R. Cary
John R. Cary
Clerk of Court



Samuel B. Chapman
Samuel B. Chapman
Clerk of Court 1887-1896
Virginia Legislature



Judge John Bacon Clopton
Judge John Bacon Clopton
Circuit Court



Dr. Thomas C. Clopton
Dr. Thomas C. Clopton
Member of Old County Court
House of Delegates - CSA



John Samuel Cooke
John Samuel Cooke
Clerk of Court 1870-1887
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James Dabney
James Dabney
Sheriff



Arthur Landon Davies
Arthur Landon Davies
Clerk of Court 1818-1835



William K. Davis
William K. Davis
Member Old County Court



Major P. H. Fitzhugh
Major P. H. Fitzhugh
CSA



Maryus Jones
Maryus Jones
Commonwealth Attorney



Major T. Catesby Jones
Major T. Catesby Jones
CSA



Judge Warner Jones
Judge Warner Jones



Capt. William ap W. Jones
Capt. William ap W. Jones



Col. William Jones
Col. William Jones
Commonwealth Attorney



William ap Catesby Jones
William ap Catesby Jones
CSA



Judge Wyndham Kemp
Judge Wyndham Kemp
County Court Gloucester and Mathews



Lt. R. D. Miller
Lt. R. D. Miller
CSA



Charles Wortley Montague
Charles Wortley Montague
CSA



Thomas Ball Montague
Thomas Ball Montague
CSA



Col. George Wythe Munford
Col. George Wythe Munford
Secretary of Commonwealth



Col. Powhatan P. Page
Col. Powhatan P. Page
CSA



Commodore T. Jefferson Page
Commodore T. Jefferson Page
CS Navy



Major John W. Puller
Major John W. Puller
CSA



Dr. Walter Reed, M.D., M.A., L.L.D
Dr. Walter Reed, M.D., M.A., L.L.D
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Warner P. Roane
Warner P. Roane
Member of County Court, Virginia Legislature



Augustine W. Robins
Augustine W. Robins
Member of Old County Court
House of Delegates



Capt. Thomas A. Robins
Capt. Thomas A. Robins
CSA



Thomas C. Robins
Thomas C. Robins
Member Old County Court



Benjamin Rowe
Benjamin Rowe



Rev. A. F. Scott
Rev. A. F. Scott
Member of Old County Court



Hon. John Tyler Seawell
Hon. John Tyler Seawell
Commonwealth Attorney, Virginia Legislature



M. Boswell Seawell
M. Boswell Seawell
Commonwealth Attorney



Hon. James M. Seawell
Hon. James M. Seawell
Judge Superior Court



John Sinclair
John Sinclair
Member of Old County Court, Sheriff



Major J. N. Stubbs
Major J. N. Stubbs
Member Virginia House and Senate



Jefferson W. Stubbs
Jefferson W. Stubbs
President of Old County Court



W. C. Stubbs
W. C. Stubbs
Commissioner of Revenue



William R. Stubbs
William R. Stubbs
Presiding Justice



John Newstead Tabb
John Newstead Tabb
CSA, Commissioner of Revenue
House of Delegates



Lt. Phillip Tabb
Lt. Phillip Tabb
Revolution Officer



Warner Taliaferro
Warner Taliaferro
State Senate



Gen. William B. Taliaferro
Gen. William B. Taliaferro
CSA



Lt. Col. Fielding Lewis Taylor
Lt. Col. Fielding Lewis Taylor
CSA



Miss Cornelia Thornton
Miss Cornelia Thornton
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Lawyer Thomas Calhoun Walker
Lawyer Thomas Calhoun Walker
(1862-1953)
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Speaker Augustine Warner
Speaker Augustine Warner
House of Burgesses



Alexander T. Wiatt
Alexander T. Wiatt
Clerk of Court, 1896-1918



Alexander T. Wiatt
Alexander T. Wiatt
Clerk of Court, 1896-1918



Hon. T. R. B. Wright
Hon. T. R. B. Wright
Judge Circuit Court



Peter William Smith, Jr.
Peter William Smith, Jr.
more...



Everett William Rich
Everett William Rich
more...



Basil Bernard Roane
Basil Bernard Roane
more...



William E. Belvin
William E. Belvin
more...



C. David Burke
C. David Burke
more...



John Edwin DeHardit
John Edwin Dehardit
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