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date: 15 January 2021

Stuart, Archibaldlocked

(19 March 1757–11 July 1832)
  • Gaspare J. Saladino


Stuart, Archibald (19 March 1757–11 July 1832), lawyer and judge, was born in the vicinity of Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, the son of Alexander Stuart and Mary Patterson, farmers who both were Scotch-Irish Presbyterians. When Stuart was young, his family moved to a farm near Brownsburg, Rockbridge County, and Stuart attended Liberty Hall Academy at Timber Ridge. Seeking to become a lawyer, Stuart went to the College of William and Mary in 1777. He was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society in 1778, and the next year he became its treasurer and then its vice president. Stuart left college in 1780 without a degree and in March 1781 served as a private soldier in the Augusta and Rockbridge militia at the battle of Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina....

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