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Joseph Eggleston Segar

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Born: June 1, 1804

Birthplace: King William County, Virginia

Wife: Mary E. Simpkins 1808 – 1886
(Buried: Saint John’s Church Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia)​

Children:

Mary Simpkins Segar Whiting 1835 – 1881​
John F. Segar 1836 –​
Virginia Segar 1846 –​

Political Party: Unionist and Republican Party

Occupation before War:


Attorney in Hampton Roads Area of Virginia​
1836 – 1838: Member of Virginia State House of Delegates​
1848 – 1852: Member of Virginia State House of Delegates​
1855 – 1861: Member of Virginia State House of Delegates
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Civil War Career:

1861: Presented credentials to serve in U.S. Congress from Virginia​
1862: The U.S. House decided he was not entitled to serve in Congress​
1862 – 1863: United States Congressman from Virginia​
1862 – 1863: Member of House District of Columbia Committee​
1865: Not permitted to fill vacancy in U.S. Senate of Lemuel J. Bowden​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Hampton Roads Area of Virginia​
1876: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Congress.​
1877 – 1880: Member of Spanish Claims Commission​

Died: April 30, 1880

Place of Death: Died on Steamer enroute from Norfolk, Virginia to Washington, D.C.

Age at time of Death: 75 years old

Burial Place: Saint Johns Church Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia
 
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Segar had 2 nephews, one a lieutenant, in the 38th Virginia Infantry. The lieutenant, Arthur Simpkins Segar, was earlier put through 2 military schools by his uncle Joseph.
 
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