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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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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


On This Day in West Virginia History: January

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