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date: 22 October 2019

Pierpont, Francis Harrisonlocked

(25 January 1814–24 March 1899)
  • Richard Lowe

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Pierpont, Francis Harrison (25 January 1814–24 March 1899), lawyer and governor of Virginia, was born Francis Harrison Peirpoint in Monongalia County, Virginia (now West Virginia), the son of Francis Peirpoint, a farmer, and Catherine Weaver. Francis H. changed the name to Pierpont in 1881 for a couple of reasons: evidently, he acceded to the claims of New Englanders named Pierpont, especially John Pierpont, maternal grandfather of ...

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