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Julia Ann Aphin
Posted by: Judy Date: July 30, 2000 at 02:38:50
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I cam across the artical and it maybe of help to any of you searching out this family history

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Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume IV

William Oscar Houser, fifth son of Emmanuel and Sophia (Brown) Houser, was born in Botetourt county, Virginia, four miles from the present farm. He has followed the occupation of an agriculturalist all his life, as did his father before him. He married Julia Ann Alphin, born in Botetourt county, Virginia, within six miles of her present home, daughter of George and Elizabeth (Rapp) Alphin, and granddaughter of Richardson Alphin, who came to America from England, and was in the war of 1812. Children of Richardson Alphin: William, married Mary Ayres; Nancy, married David Hardigan; Frances, married George Sifford; Elizabeth, married Jonas Hill; George, of whom further; Catharine; Lewis, married Phebe Haslet; Paulina, married Samuel Dodd; Thomas, married Mary Armstrong; Julia Ann, married Daniel Circle; Mary Jane, married Lewis Circle. George Alphin was born January 16, 1817; he was called out several times on the home guard during the civil war, but was exempt owing to the fact that he had a large farm and many negroes; he married Elizabeth Rapp, whose father was a German, and they were the parents of the following named children: Julia Ann, above mentioned as the wife of William Oscar Houser; William, married Ada Bishop; Laura, married Otho Houser; Cora Lee, married George Webster; George, married Hettie Sizer; Mary Jane, married Everett Snyder; Richard, unmarried; Guy, unmarried; Theodore, unmarried; Leota, unmarried; Arminta, unmarried. Children of William Oscar and Julia Ann (Alphin) Houser: Obeira Virginia, principal of Albemarle Normal and Industrial Institute at Albemarle, North Carolina; Emma Sophia, married Nathan Moomaw; Aubrey Alphin, of whom further; Florence Elizabeth, Della Laura, Myrtle Aileen, Julia Ardys.
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Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume IV

Dr. Aubrey Alphin Houser, son of William Oscar and Julia Ann (Alphin) Houser, was born at the home farm, the present residence of his parents in Botetourt county, Virginia, September 29, 1881. He attended the public schools near his home, then entered the Normal College at Daleville, later spending one year at Massey's Business College in Richmond. He then spent three years in commercial life as salesman and bookkeeper, after which he entered Washington and Lee University, taking special courses and graduating in chemistry in 1907. He prepared for the practice of medicine at the Medical College of Virginia, whence he was graduated M. D., class of 1911. During his medical course he was instructor in chemistry at the same college, and after his graduation spent two years as one of the regular staff of instructors, as acting professor of analytical chemistry. In 1913 he began private practice in Richmond, locating at No. 304 East Grace street, and specializing in diagnosis.

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