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On This Day in West Virginia History, January 25th

January 25, 2023

Mountaineer News

Vintage West Virginia

Francis Pierpont, who served as Governor of the Reorganized Government of Virginia and is known as the "Father of West Virginia," was born in Monongalia County on January 25, 1814.

Learn more: Speech of Francis Pierpont on the Declaration of the People of Virginia Election of Francis Pierpont as the Governor of Virginia Governor Pierpont's Address to the Reorganized Government of Virginia Bible of Governor Francis Pierpont partially burned by Confederate troops "Confederates Capture Fairmont" (includes story about Pierpont Bible) Correspondence, Governor F. H. Pierpoint to H. J. Samuels, June 16, 1863 Finding Aid for the Pierpont-Samuels Collection Funeral of Francis H. Pierpont Document-Based Questions

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