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Catalog Number HRHS-070
Collection Charles T. O'Ferrall Collection
Object Name Promissory Note
Charles Triplett O'Ferrall was a Virginia judge, politician and governor born October 21, 1840 in Frederick County, VA. At age 15, he was appointed clerk protempore of Morgan County, VA (now WV) and later served as the county's elected circuit court clerk until the Civil War. In 1861 he joined the 12th Virginia Calvary (CSA), rising to the rank of Colonel. In February 1865, he married Annie Hand. In 1869, O'Ferrall graduated from Washington Collect (now Washington and Lee University) with a law degree. After moving to Harrisonburg, he was elected as a Democrat to the House of Delegates for two terms (1871-1873). In 1874, he became judge of Rockingham County Circuit Court, a position he held until 1880. In 1882, he won the County's Congressional election and served 5 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1893, he was nominated for and was elected as Governor of Virginia. His first two years were notable for his liberal stances; however, his refusal to endorse the platform of Democrat William Jennings Bryan led to embitterment and in 1898, he retired to Chesterfield County, near Richmond where he wrote his book "Forty Years of Active Service" in 1904. He died December 22, 1905 in Richmond. (From Biographical/Historical Note in the Finding Aid for the Charles Triplett O'Ferrall Collection, on deposit with JMU and housed at Carrier Library).

This is an artificially created collection of promissory notes made out to Charles T. O'Ferrall and found in various locations in the HRHS archives. For other items related to O'Ferrall, see SC # 2015, Charles Triplett O'Ferrall Collection, housed at JMU's Carrier Library.

Promissory notes addressed to Charles T. O'Ferrall:
December, 20, 1886, from W. H. Clatterbuck
March 24, 1886, from Joe H. Sibert
August 16, 1886 from James L. Fisher
June 15, 1889, from W. H. Clatterbuck
June 25, 1887 from Isaac Stone
July 19, 1888 from C.C Haas

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Title Charles T. O'Ferrall Collection