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Re: Washington Wilfred Fetterman
Posted by: Rebecca Nelson Date: September 02, 2000 at 09:11:29
In Reply to: Re: Washington Wilfred Fetterman by C. Hamilton of 184

Washington Fetterman died in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1938. He was born in 1802. HE was admitted to the bar in 1822 and was a very prominent attorney not only in Pittsburgh, but throughout western Pa.. He became a convert to the Catholic faith after his marriage and donated the site of old St. Paul''s Cathedral in Fifth avenue,Pittsburgh. He owned from two to four thousand acres of land in West Virginia, and founded the town of Fetterman in that state. His death occured in Philadelphia, Pa. December 12, 1838. He married in 1822, Sarah de Bulan, granddaughter of Baron de Bulan, who, until the death of Joseph the Second of Austria, was ambassador to the United States. They had two daughters and three sons: Colonel Fetterman, a member of Pennsylvania Volunteers, died from the effects of wounds received in three years of active service. Gilbert Lafayette Bulan had General La Fayette Bulan for a godfather, he being an intimate friend of the elder Fetterman and on a visit to Americca at the time of the birth of this child, in 1824. He received his classical education in Mount St. Mary's College, studied law in the office of Judge Baldwin, and was admitted to the bar in 1850. He was in partnership with his uncle, Nathaniel Plumer Fetterman,for some years, was prominent in his profession and noted to his ability as a speaker. He died in 1883. He married M. Augusta Gloninger, of Baltimore, Maryland, and their daughter, Alice Grace, Married John Leo Walsh, of pittsburgh. Wilfred B. resides in Philadelphia, Pa. This comes from a book entitled "A Century and a Half of Pittsburg and Her People.Volume iv. Good luck !!!!


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