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Alexander Spotswood Vandeventer


A S Vandeventer1 (William V) b Nov 9, 1840, had a 1st cousin also named Alexander Spotswood Vandeventer 2 (Jesse V) b Mar 28, 1841. Both were born in Lee Co, Virginia.

ASV1 wound up in Arkansas and ASV2 in Oklahoma Territory. So I think it is likely that ASV2is the US Marshall in Indian Territory. He died in Mountain View, OK.

There were two Tazewell Colleges. One in Virginia and the other in Tennessee.

Tazewell College, Tazewell, Tazewell Co, Virginia did not open until 1890.



There was also a Tazewell College, Tazewell, Claiborne Co, Tennessee. The College was originally called Tazewell Academy.

William Graham came to America along with his relatives, purchased land and made his home near Tazewell. He lived a bachelor throughout his life. He was greatly interested in education and handled the funds that were used in building Tazewell College**. In 1841 he died at the ripe old age of three score and sixteen. "

It is possible the Tazewell Academy was opened prior to 1841.

It was later chartered on Feb 21, 1856 by the Tennessee State Legislature and renamed as Tazewell College.


If an ASV attended Tazewell College, the Tennessee location is the logical choice. Which of the two ASVs attended, I have no idea.

Thanks for the photo and information!



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