On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Francis Harrison Pierpont

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.

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West Virginia Statehood
Finding Aid for the Pierpont-Samuels Collection

On This Day in West Virginia History: January

West Virginia Archives and History