US -Pierpont, Francis Harrison - Governor of VA

Francis Harrison Pierpont:
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Born: January 25, 1814
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Birthplace: Pierpont Plantation Morgantown Virginia (West Virginia)
Father: Francis Harrison Pierpont Sr. 1784 – 1849
Mother: Catherine Weaver 1792 – 1839
1st​ Wife: Julia Augusta Robertson 1828 – 1886
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Fairmont West Virginia)
2nd​ Wife: Mary Nelson Hollifield 1840 – 1896
(Buried: Green Mount Cemetery Baltimore Maryland)
Children:
Samuel R. Pierpont 1855 – 1920
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Fairmont West Virginia)
Anna Pierpont Siviter 1858 – 1932
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Fairmont West Virginia)
Francis W. Pierpont 1860 – 1920
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery Fairmont West Virginia)


Political Party: Republican Party

Education:

Graduated from Allegheny College

Occupation before War:
Worked for his family Tanning Business
Active Leader in the Methodist Church
Attorney in Fairmont Virginia
Attorney for Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
One of the founders of Fairmont Male and Female Seminary
1860: Supporter of Abraham Lincoln for President Campaign


Civil War Career:
1861: Opponent of Virginia Leaving the Union
1861 – 1863: Governor of Restored Government of Virginia
Under his leadership popular vote for Creation of new separate state
1863: Helped with the Founding of West Virginia
1863 – 1868: Governor of Virginia
1863 – 1865: Limited to governing the parts not in West Virginia.
1864: Called for a Constitutional Convention to be held in Alexandria.
1864: The Convention called for end of slavery and civil constitution.
1865: President Andrew Johnson recognized Pierpont as Governor.

Occupation after War:
1863 – 1868: Governor of Virginia
Supporter of a policy of forgiveness for former Confederates
Helped start passing laws for restoring lost privileges to Confederates.
1867 – 1868: Leader in the Virginia State Constitutional Convention
1868 – 1899: Attorney in Fairmont West Virginia
1870: Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates
1881 – 1885: United States Collector of Internal Revenue
Helped Created West Virginia State Historical Society
President of Methodist Protestant Church


Died:
March 24, 1899
Place of Death: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Age at time of Death: 85 years old
Burial Place: Woodlawn Cemetery Fairmont West Virginia
 

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He moved his "restored" office to Alexandria.Reelected as governor in December of 1864 but not officially recognized by Washington and Pres. Johnson until May 9, 1865.
 

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Not to be confused with West Virginia and Governor Arthur Boreman. Pierpont was the Union governor of Virginia unanimously chosen on June 19, 1861 at a loyalist convention which was called soon after Virginia seceded.
 

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His name is sometimes misspelled as Pierpoint. Even the biography by Charles Henry Ambler "Francis H. Pierpoint, Union War Governor of Virginia and Father of West Virginia" has his name wrong.
 
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