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Robert POYTHRESS was born about 1699 in Henrico, Virginia. He married Elizabeth BLAND.

Elizabeth BLAND was born about 1703 in Henrico, Virginia. She married Robert POYTHRESS.

They had the following children:

  F i Tabitha POYTHRESS was born in 1725. She died on 17 Sep 1805.

John William Fulwood MURRAY was born about 1845 in Plains, Sumter, Georgia. He married Alethea Josephine PARKER.

Alethea Josephine PARKER was born about 1849 in Plains, Sumter, Georgia. She married John William Fulwood MURRAY.

They had the following children:

  M i John William MURRAY was born on 12 Jun 1871. He died on 15 Jul 1966.

Randolph Isham STOW [Parents].

He had the following children:

  M i Percival Randolph STOW died on 20 Dec 1937 in Glenelg South Australia.

Edward Graham JEFFERSON [Parents] was born on 15 Jul 1921. He died 1, 2 on 9 Feb 2006 in Wilmongton, New Castle, Delaware. He married Naomi Nale LOVE in 1953.

Other marriages:
LOVE, Naomi Nale

Retired Chairman of DuPont Chemical Corp.

Edward Graham Jefferson, 84, former chair of the advisory board for the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), died Feb. 9 at his Wilmington, Del., residence. In 1986 he retired as chairman and chief executive officer of the DuPont Company, after having steered the chemical giant into life sciences. Born in London, England, he was a graduate of Kings College, University of London, with honors in chemistry, and received a doctoral degree from that college.
In addition to his service to Columbia, Jefferson was active in several other university communities. He held a fellowship at Cornell and was a lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Edward Graham


Edward G. Jefferson passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 9, 2006, surrounded by his family.

Dr. Jefferson retired as chairman and chief executive officer of the DuPont Company in May 1986. Born July 15, 1921, in London, England, Dr. Jefferson served in the British Royal Artillery in World War II, participating in the Normandy invasion in 1944. In Normandy, he participated in operations of the 30th Corps and the 43rd Wessex Division, including Operation Epsom and Operation Goodwood. Subsequently in Holland, Captain Jefferson participated in Operation "Market Garden" in which American and British forces attacked across the Meuse Escant Canal towards Eindhoven, Nijmegen and Arn-hem. His service was recognized by the award of several campaign medals and stars, and the distinction of "Mentioned in Dispatches" by King George VI.

He graduated from King's College, University of London, with first-class honors in chemistry, and was awarded the Samuel Smiles Prize for Chemistry. He subsequently received a doctoral degree at King's College, where he was also elected as a fellow. He was also a member of the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1981, Dr. Jefferson led the DuPont Company in the acquisition of Conoco to improve the underpinning of energy and hydrocarbon raw materials for DuPont. Dr. Jefferson was a strong supporter of R&D for DuPont and provided special leadership in biochemical and bioengineering initiatives. He was a former co-chairman of The Business Roundtable; a memberand former chairman of the American Section of the Society of Chemical Industry; a former vice chairman of The Conference Board; a former member of the President's Export Council; and was a member of the US Council for International Business. He is an honorary member of The Business Council, and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, and the Directors of Industrial Research. Dr. Jefferson was a director of the Chemical Banking Corporation and its subsidiary, Chemical Bank, and a director of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company. He also served on the boards of the Diamond State Telephone Co., and the Seagram Company Ltd. He served as a director of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, and as a member of the Martin Luther King Federal Holiday Commission. He is a former vice chairman of the board of trustees of the University of Delaware and past chairman of the visiting committee of the Medical School and School of Dental Medicine at Harvard University. He also served as vice chairman of the board of trustees of the University of Delaware. The Jefferson family has held the University of Delaware in special regard, making many contributions to the school including the donation of a pipe organ to the Edward G and Naomi L. Jefferson Music Gallery, and an Andre Harvey Sculpture. A chair was established in Dr. Jefferson's name at the University's Biotechnology Institute. He was helpful to higher education in a number of other ways. He was chairman of the Advisory Board, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. He had served as a member of the board of trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and of Tuskegee University. He was a Robert S. Hatfield Fellow in economic education at Cornell University, and a Warren K. Lewis lecturer at MIT.

Dr. Jefferson is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Naomi Nale Love, of Charleston, WV; son, Charles David Jefferson, of Charlottesville, VA; son, Andrew McKinley Jefferson, and his wife, Heather D. Jefferson, of Greenville, DE; and 3 grandchildren, Peter Marion Jefferson, Charles David Jefferson, Jr. and Marshall Edward Jefferson. Dr. Jefferson is also survived by his brother, David Jefferson, and sisters-in-law, Barbara, Delphine and Bettine, all of the United Kingdom. Dr. Jefferson was predeceased by his sons, Edward G. Jefferson, Jr. and Peter L. Jefferson.

A service of Thanksgiving will be held at 11 am on Monday, February 13, at Christ Church, Christiana Hundred. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the University of Delaware, Department of Music, Newark, Delaware 19716.

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Naomi Nale LOVE.Naomi married Edward Graham JEFFERSON in 1953.

They had the following children:

  M i Edward Graham JEFFERSON Jr..
  M ii Peter L. JEFFERSON.
  M iii Charles David JEFFERSON.
  M iv Andrew McKinley JEFFERSON.

Walter G. SPANN.Walter married Gloria CARTER.

Gloria CARTER [Parents] was born on 22 Oct 1926 in Plains, Sumter, Georgia. She died on 5 Mar 1990 in Plains, Sumter, Georgia. She was buried in Plains Cemetery, Sumter, Georgia. She married Walter G. SPANN.

Other marriages:
SPANN, Walter G.

James LEWIS was born about 1890. He married Lulu PROCTOR.

Lulu PROCTOR [Parents] was born in 1894 in Pennsylvania. She married James LEWIS.

They had the following children:

  M i James K. LEWIS was born in 1923.

Jacob PROCTOR [Parents] was born in 1868 in Pennsylvania. He married Estelle MCBETH.

Estelle MCBETH was born about 1872 in Pennsylvania. She married Jacob PROCTOR.

They had the following children:

  F i Lulu PROCTOR was born in 1894.

William BYRD III was born on 6 Sep 1728. He died on 1 Jan 1777. He married Elizabeth Hill CARTER.

Elizabeth Hill CARTER [Parents] was born on 13 Oct 1731. She died on 5 Jul 1760. She married William BYRD III.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas Taylor BYRD was born on 17 Jan 1752. He died on 19 Aug 1821.

John PAGE was born in 1626. He died in 1691/1692. He married Alice LUKIN.

Alice LUKIN was born in 1625. She died in 1698. She married John PAGE.

They had the following children:

  F i Mary PAGE.

Robert BOOTH was born in 1619. He died in 1657. He married Frances about 1638.

Frances.Frances married Robert BOOTH about 1638.

They had the following children:

  M i Robert BOOTH Jr. died in 1695.

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