ALPHABETICAL LIST OF FOOTNOTED INDIVIDUALS
NAME DATA DIARY NO.
Abney Benjamin L. Edgefield Court House, SC. Lawyer, Columbia, SC. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 58
Abraham Robert Parham La Grange, GA. Class of 1882. Banker; Manager Cotton Warehouse, La Grange, GA. Chap. 5 VMI 1878 10
Adams Dean Little Rock, AR. Class of 1878. Planter, Oil Inspector. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 115
Agar William Joseph New Orleans, LA. Class of 1881. Died November 20, 1877 in VMI Hospital. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 37
Allen Henry B. Augusta, GA. Class of 1878. General Insurance. Died May 18, 1902. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 4
Alston Robert West Decatur, GA. VMI Class of 1881. Clerk, Auditor’s Office, Washington, DC. Died 10/23/1886. Chap. 5 VMI 1878 9
Andrews Charles Lee Baltimore, MD. Lawyer, Baltimore, MD. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 56
Apperson Edmund Minetry Memphis, TN. Class of 1879. Bookkeeper, Memphis. Died December 27, 1921. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 1
Archer George Watson Richmond, VA. Graduated 1878, 8th of 25. Physician. Died May 18, 1902. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 16
Auger J. M. St. Gabriel, LA. Class of 1880. Died about 1881 in Kissimmee, FL. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 39
Aumann James H. S. Knob, VA. Physician and Druggist, Wytheville, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 14
Baldwin Heman Russell Richmond, VA. Class of 1880. Decorator & fresco Painter, Macon, GA. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 110
Ball Burgess Leesburg, VA. Graduated 1876, 5th of 35. Professor at Fayetteville, AR. Died 12/26/1880. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 78
Ball Robert Smith New Garden, VA. Graduated 1878, 12th of 25. Rancher at Great Falls, MT. Thrown from a
wagon by a runaway team and killed instantly, October 25, 1920.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 28
Baron Jacob Thomas Jayner Depot, NC. Graduated 1875, 30th of 45. Lawyer. Died 9/10/1910 in Kansas City. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Barrows Barrows is not listed in the 1874-1884 Directory of Students. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 37
Barton David Rittenhouse Lexington, VA. Class of 1878. Merchant. Died in Yakima, WA in fall of 1929. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 111
Basye Thomas Thornton Shelbyville, IL. Class of 1878. Became cowboy in North Dakota. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 12
Bayard Thomas Francis Delaware senator who was considered for president in 1880, but was not nominated. He later became Secretary of State under President Grover Cleveland. Chap. 7 ULA 1880 13
Beckwith John F. B. Atlanta, GA. Lawyer, Savannah, GA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 66
Behrendt Thomas Gustave New Orleans, LA. Class of 1878. Died January 5, 1916. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Bell Alden Culpeper, VA. Class of 1880. Lawyer, Judge in Texas; Mayor of Culpeper, State Senator.
Died in Culpeper August 2, 1930.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 29
Belvin William Wayne Richmond, VA. Class of 1879. RR Service. Formerly New York City. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 59
Blair Andrew Lesslie Richmond, VA. Graduated 1878, 15th of 25. Tobacconist, farmer, contractor in Howardsville, VA. Died June 1, 1942. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 51
Blake Benson Vicksburg, MS. Class of 1879. Died before 1910. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 25
Blake Henry L. C. Vicksburg, MS. Class of 1877. Planter. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 88
Blind Tom Blind Tom was born a slave in Georgia. Although he was illiterate, he performed
classical music in New York and throughout Europe. He composed over 700 musical
pieces.
Chap. 6 UVA 1879 20
Blow Alfred Allmand Norfolk, VA. Graduated 1877, 7th of 32, Graduated Columbia Univ. School of Mines,
Mining Engineer, Supt. Of Mines, South Africa. Died January 2, 1918.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 31
Boney Greene Livingston Madison Parish, LA. Father of Richard K. Boney Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Boney James Green Madison Parish, LA (1860-1899) was 2 years younger than Richard Kinsey Boney.
He later also attended VMI as well as Sewanee and Randolph-Macon.
Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Bowling B. Winchester New Orleans, LA. Class of 1880. Dry Goods Merchant. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 5
Bradford Chapman Talladega, AL. Lawyer, Merchant, Brownwood, TX. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 29
Brady John Parkhurst Baltimore, MD. Class of 1879. Drowned 1877. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 55
Branch Carter Wheelwright Richmond, VA. Class of 1879. Banker & Broker. Died in Richmond, VA April 3, 1911. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 43
Braver John Beauregard Richmond, VA. Graduated 1881, 4th of 21. Civil Engineer. Died February 13, 1886. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 43
Breaux Samuel Locke New Orleans, LA. Class of 1878. Partner in firm G. W. Clay – cotton & rice.
Died in New Orleans on June 1, 1933.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 10
Brent Randolph Stith Heathsville, VA. Class of 1879. Circuit Court Clerk. Died in Heathsville, VA October 28, 1923. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 56
Brickell Frank Hamer Vicksburg, MS. Class of 1876. MD Tulane Univ., Physician; Died 8/8/1898 at Ashville, NC. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 16
Briggs William Ward Suffolk, VA. Graduated 1878, 3rd of 25. Principal Locust Dale Academy, Locust Dale, VA.
Died June 1, 1933.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 42
Bristow Louis L. Covington, KY. Lawyer, Covington, KY. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 79
Brooke John Mercer VMI.  (1826-1906): Well-known Oceanographer; Confederate Chief of the
Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography; Inventor of the “Brooke” gun – the most powerful rifle
produced by the Confederates. Taught Physics, Astronomy, Geography & Meteorology.
Maury-Brooke Hall at V.M.I named for him Died December 14, 1906 in Lexington, VA..
Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Brooks J. C. Baltimore, MD. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 97
Browne Joseph Swift Baltimore, MD. Graduated 1878, 23rd of 25. Became a farmer in Catonsville, MD.
Died March 21, 1921.
Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Bruce William Cabell Cole’s Ferry, VA. Lawyer, Baltimore, MD. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 57
Bryzozowski Stanislaus Polish physician living in Madison Parish, LA. Chap. 5 VMI 1878 12
Buchanan James Anthony Memphis, TN. Class of 1879. Grain & Elevator merchant. Died in Memphis, TN 3/2/1915. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 24
Burgess B. J. Northumberland, VA. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 13
Burke W. B. Baton Rouge, LA. Class of 1881. Spent only 3 ½ months at VMI. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 38
Burns, Jr. Francis Baltimore, MD. Graduated 1879, 8th of 22. Civil Engineer & contractor. Died
October 20, 1899 in Zanesville, OH.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 35
Butt Cary Wyld Mobile, AL. Class of 1881. Tax Collector, City of Mobile. Died August 18, 1919. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 48
Cabell James L. U VA Professor of Physiology and Surgery and the most senior professor at U VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 42
Cage Harry Hayes Houma, LA. Class of 1879. Sugar planter. Died August 20, 1893. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 71
Cage Hugh Connell New Orleans, LA. Class of 1879. Lawyer. Judge Civil District Court. Died January 30, 1941. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 72
Cameron Alexander Petersburg, VA. Graduated 1881, 20th of 21. Tobacconist in Australia, Died May 22, 1907. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 34
Carrington Percy Laertes Richmond, VA. Class of 1878. Died March 4, 1885. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Carson Joseph Henry Washington County, VA. Graduated 1878, 18th of 25. Physician, Founder and
President 1st National Bank, Coalgate, OK. Died February 8, 1913.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 18
Carter Archibald Stuart Lebanon, VA. Class of 1879. Stock raising. Died in the early 1890’s. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 91
Caruthers Smith New Orleans, LA. Class of 1875. Graduated 28th of 45. LL.B Cumberland Univ.,
Lawyer. Died May 15, 1884 in Marshall, MO.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 52
Cash William Boggan Cash’s Depot, SC. Graduated 1876, 34th of 35. Chief of Staff, Gov. Wade Hampton.
Killed on his plantation in Chesterfield County, SC May 15, 1884.
Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Catlett G. C. Catlett St. Joseph, MO. Class of 1880. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 45
Chamblin Walter Williams Leesburg, VA. Merchant, Leesburg, VA Chap. 6 UVA 1879 80
Chancellor Samuel C. University of VA., Druggist, Charlottesville, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 64
Choppin Sherman Grover New Orleans, LA. Physician. Died December 30, 1892. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 37
Christian Benjamin Lacy Norfolk, VA. Class of 1878. Wood & Lumber Business. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 6
Christian William Edmund Lynchburg, VA. Merchant, Richmond, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 60
Clarke Henry Clay Nashville, TN. Class of 1878 Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Clay, Jr. Matthew Brooksville, MS. Class of 1878. Farming MS & LA. Died about 1906. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 13
Clay, Jr. Odin Green Lynchburg, VA. Lawyer, St. Paul, MN. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 30
Clemens Harold Easton, PA. Class of 1878. Banker & broker. Died in New York City, October 1, 1917. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 112
Cochran Thomas L. VMI Assistant Professor of French & Tactics 1873-75. Died 1/22/1887 Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Cocke Anna Cousin from his mother’s side of the family Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Cocke Edwin Cousin who died at the Boney residence from pulmonary consumption on 5/9/1878 Chap. 5 VMI 1878
Coffroth Hamilton Janney Baltimore, MD. Physician, Greensboro, MD. Died March 6, 1907. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 28
Coleman Lewis Minor Markham, VA. Lawyer, Chattanooga, TN. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 36
Coleman Robert Burbage Richmond, VA. Physician. Died in 1886. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 12
Conway Charles Leroy Fredericksburg, VA. Graduated 1876, 15th of 35. Asst. Prof. VMI; US Census Service.
Died in Washington, DC October 29, 1926.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 44
Cooper Ezekiel Thomas Camden, DE. Lawyer; Reading Clerk Del. House of Rep., Dover, DE. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 54
Cooper Samuel Morrison New Orleans, LA. Graduated 1876, 30th of 35. Graduated U of VA Med School, Physician.
Died Grandview, TX July 7, 1929.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 100
Corker Palmer Lanier Waynesboro, GA. Class of 1881. President of Bank, Oil & Fertilizer Co & Grocery Co.
Member of City Council. Died February 20, 1920.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 45
Cox Eliza Clinton, MS. Wife of Josiah Cox and the aunt of his mother Martha Elizabeth Cocke Boney. Josiah Cox was a brother of Owen B. Cox – father of Richard K. Boney’s wife-to-be Rena Cox, who was only 11 years old at this time. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 119
Cox Owen Wallace Clinton, MS. Richard K. Boney, 21 years later, was to marry Owen Wallace Cox’s sister, Rena Belle. Rena was only 9 years old in 1875. Owen Wallace Cox’s father, Owen B. Cox, was Jefferson Davis’ business partner and plantation manager. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 7
Cox Rena Belle Clinton, MS. He married Rena Cox 16 years later on April 27, 1896. Rena was 14 years old when she sent the pen. Chap. 7 ULA 1880 6
Crawford Alexander Warwick Louisville, KY. Theology Student, Hampden-Sidney, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 74
Crocken Henry Marks Lexington, VA. Class of 1879. Civil and Consulting Engineer, Chicago, IL. Died 2/4/1893. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 31
Cropper Francis (Ormsby) Louisville, KY. President Francis Cropper Wholesale Liquors. Died in Chicago, IL on 5/21/1920. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 103
Crump E. G. Vicksburg, MS. Class of 1877. Employed at bank in Vicksburg. Died young. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 113
Cumming Charles Marietta, GA. Class of 1876. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 95
Dabney Dabney Carr Clarksburg, WV. Class of 1876. Lawyer, Clarksburg, WV. Died February 6, 1918. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Dana Richard Henry (1815-1882) Writer & Lawyer. Wrote Two Years before the Mast & was a recognized
authority on Maritime Law.
Chap. 7 ULA 1880 9
Davis Creed Willis Lynchburg, VA. Class of 1879. Office Mgr., City Fire Dept. Lynchburg, VA. Died
November 8, 1933.
Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Davis Jefferson Vicksburg, MS. Class of 1878. Son of the president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis, Sr.
Died October 16, 1878 while a student in Memphis, TN.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 17
Davis Joseph B. Richmond, VA. Graduated 1879, 18th of 22. Lawyer. Member of Virginia Legislature.
Died October 16, 1892 near Richmond.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 89
Davis Micajah Preston Lynchburg, VA. Graduated 1875, 25th of 45. Merchant; Insurance Agent, Lynchburg, VA.
Died November 28, 1925.
Chap. 5 VMI 1878 22
Davis Noah K. U VA Professor of Moral Philisophy. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 44
Davis Westmoreland Delaware Richmond, VA. Graduated 1877, 28th of 32. Farmer, Lawyer, Governor of VA. Died
September 2, 1942 at Leesburg, VA.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 47
Davison Edward Wright Baltimore, MD. Graduated 1877, 2nd of 32. Chemist; Died 7/4/1912. Buried in Charlotte, NC. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 114
De Vere M. Schele U VA Professor of Modern Languages. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 41
DeBuhl William Jesse Columbia, SC. Graduated 1876, 32nd of 32. Merchant, Salt Lake City, UT. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 20
Denis George Julius He was later to graduate from Law School at the University of Louisiana (now Tulane) with
George Julius Denis.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 24
Dennis Elias S. “Madison Parish, LA. Judge” Elias S. Dennis was an interesting character. Stepfather of the notorious western gunslinger, Jack Slade, Dennis was a Union General during the Civil War and was in charge of the Milliken’s Bend area of Madison Parish at the time of the Siege of Vicksburg and the Battle of Milliken’s Bend. At one point he was accused of selling provisions to the rebels while his men were on half-rations. This was never proved. After the war he returned to Madison Parish rather than his native Illinois, married a local widow (though still married to a lady in Illinois) and became a Police Juror (Parish Judge) and later Sheriff. For more information see Elias S. Dennis, A Yankee General in King Cotton’s Court by Richard P. Sevier at http://www.rootsweb.com/~lamadiso/elias.htm Chap. 7 ULA 1880 16
Dickinson, Jr. Asa Dupuy Worsham, VA. Class of 1878. Farmer, Ft. Worth, TX. Died October 23, 1940. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 26
Dickinson, Jr. Charles Neblett Rubermont, VA. Teacher, Charleston, VA; Lawyer, Springfield, MO. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 7
Dooley Alexander Albert New London, VA. Graduated 1877, 3rd of 32. Chief Engineer, Model Land Co. (Flagler
System); Died in St. Augustine, FL. February 27, 1927.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 76
Drury John Oliver St. Louis, MO. Railroad Clerk, St. Louis, MO. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 11
Dunn Elmer Elsworth Columbia, SC. Class of 1879. Salesman Zwicker Knitting Co., Appleton, WI. Died 4/21/1947. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 81
Early Gen. Jubal Anderson When General Early was defeated by Union Generals Sheridan and Custer he was relieved of his command in 1865. After the War he fled to Mexico and Canada where he lived until 1869 when he returned to Lynchburg, VA to resume his law practice. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 32
Edmondson Fraser Titus Memphis, TN. Graduated 1876, 24th of 35. City Attorney, Memphis, TN. Died 3/12/1910. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 45
Eggleston David Quin Smithville, VA. Lawyer, Smithville, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 63
Ellett, Jr. Andrew Lewis Richmond, VA. Class of 1878. Wholesale Dry Goods, Coal, Asst. Gen. Passenger Agt.,
C & O Railway. Died December 14, 1919 at Thomasville, GA.
Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Englesing Frank Clemens Port Gibson, MS. Class of 1878. R.R. Service. Died October 10, 1916 in Port Gibson, MS. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 9
Englesing John Maximillian Port Gibson, MS. Class of 1881. RR Contractor. Both legs severed in train accident in 1896.
Died in Port Gibson, MS, July 8, 1907.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 50
Exall Alexander Duvall (1853-1928). Richmond, VA. Graduated 1876, 9th of 35. Civil Engineer. Collection of his
papers on file at V.M.I. Died at Drewry’s Bluff, VA June 14, 1928.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 67
Ezekiel Sir Moses Jacob (1844-1917), a V.M.I. cadet in the Battle of New Market, later to become a world famous
sculptor. The bodies of five of the ten cadets who died at New Market were reinterred beneath the statue he made to commemorate the Battle.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 14
Fairfax Linsay Leesburg, VA. Graduated 1875, 33rd of 45. Broker, Washington, DC. Died January 1, 1917. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 34
Faison Walter Emerson Clinton, NC. Graduated 1878, 10th of 25. Lawyer, Solicitor U.S. State Dept. & classmate of
Richard K. Boney in 1879 at the University of Virginia Law School. Died September 22, 1897 at Clinton, NC.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 1
Farrar E. D. Judge Farrar was one of the best-known lawyers in Louisiana. His name is associated with
many Louisiana and Mississippi lawsuits. Among the most famous was that involving the Perkins family of Madison and Tensas Parishes, Louisiana. See Calhoun, Robert Dabney: The Perkins Family of Northeast Louisiana in The Louisiana Historical Quarterly, Volume 19, Number 1, January 1936 or on the internet at http://www.rootsweb.com/~lamadiso/perkins.htm
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 54
Fawcett George Deneale Baltimore, MD. Actor, Baltimore, MD. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 47
Fergus, Jr. William Clinton, LA. Lawyer, New Orleans, LA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 59
Ferguson John Du Moss Lynchburg, VA. Class of 1878. Tobacco business. Died 6/20/1893. Buried in Lynchburg, VA. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 116
Fisher Samuel Blackwood Pottsville, PA. Graduated 1876, 10th of 35. Lawyer. Died October 4, 1880 at Pottsville. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 14
Floyd Benjamin Rush Lynchburg, VA. Graduated 1880, 9th of 25. Asst. Prof. VMI. Died March 18, 1882. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 8
Floyd Walter Lane Floyd, VA. Graduated 1877, 13th of 32. Lawyer, County Judge. Died March 15, 1910
in Floyd, VA.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 42
Ford B. Wellford Richmond, VA. Castleton Stock Farm, Lexington, KY. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 26
Foree, Jr. Erasmus D. Louisville, KY. Class of 1877. Foundry Business, Tobacconist, Real Estate. Died in
Louisville, KY February 8, 1942.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 29
Forster Charles Worham VMI Acting Asst. Prof. Geography. Died March 5, 1906. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Frankenbush Joseph Warren New Orleans, LA. Later to become roommate and Best Man at Richard K. Boney’s
wedding. Graduated 1878, 17th of 25. Merchant, Brewer, Merchandise Broker, 246 Audubon St. New Orleans, LA. Died January 1, 1948.
Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Fulton William Edward Jackson’s Ferry, VA. Graduated 1877, 30th of 32. Lawyer & Judge. Died October 14, 1934
in Wytheville, VA.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 18
Gaines William Alonzo Frankfort, KY. Class of 1879. Night Manager, Hotel Tulsa, Tulsa, OK. Died August 28, 1925. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 23
Galt John Minson Norfolk, VA. Physician. Died January 13, 1885. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 86
Garvin, Jr. Thomas Edgar Evansville, IN. Class of 1879. Lawyer, Evansville, IN. Died July 3, 1900. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 49
Gatewood James Duncan Norfolk, VA. Graduated 1876, 4th of 35. Assoc. Prof. VMI, MD Univ. VA. Ex-president U.S.
Naval Medical School. Died in Washington, DC February 27, 1924.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 11
Gayarré Charles (1805-1895) Pioneer Louisiana Historian. Wrote Histoire de la Louisiane in 1846-47 and
the 4 volume
History of Louisiana during 1854 to 1866.
Chap. 7 ULA 1880 14
Gill John Love Bloomfield, VA. Graduated 1879, 6th of 22. Engineer, State of Texas; ex-member State
Fisheries Board; Retired County Treasurer, Leesburg, VA. Died August 9, 1928.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 84
Goggans James Knox Polk Newbury, NC. Lawyer, Newbury, NC Chap. 6 UVA 1879 67
Gordon James Morris Trevilian’s, VA. Teacher, Peacher’s Mills, TN. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 76
Greene Edward Appleton Culpeper, VA. Graduated 1876, 25th of 35. Engineer. Died April 10, 1908, Zanesville, OH. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 35
Grinnan Daniel Orange, VA. Lawyer, Richmond, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 35
Grinnan Randolph Bryan Orange, VA. Presbyterian Minister,  Missionary to Japan. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 31
Gutheim Meyer New Orleans, LA Graduated from University of LA Law School in 1880. Chap. 7 ULA 1880 15
Hagood Pickens Butler Barnwell, SC. Graduated 1878, 22nd of 25. Planter, Barnwell, SC. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 75
Hales Barksdale News Ferry Depot, VA Class of 1878. VA. Physician. Died 9/16/1922 at Millsboro, VA. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 120
Hambleton Thomas Stanburg Baltimore, MD.Class of 1878.  Died December 11, 1877 Chap. 4 VMI 1877 20
Hammill Harry Hunt Baltimore, MD. Class of 1879. Lawyer; Tax Clerk of Baltimore. Died August 28, 1922. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 17
Hancock Edwin Ammon Lynchburg, VA. Class of 1879, graduated 12th of 22. Tobacco Mfr. Died 5/28/10 at Lynchburg. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 62
Hancock Ernest Justus Lynchburg, VA. Class of 1879. Farmer. Died August 1, 1924. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 63
Hancock Winfield Scott (1824-86) American general who was largely responsible for repulsing the main Confederate
attacks at Gettysburg in 1863. As the Democratic nominee, Hancock Ran for president in 1880, but was defeated by a small margin by the Republican, James Garfield.
Chap. 7 ULA 1880 12
Hardin Mark R. VMI Taught Chemistry, Mineralogy & Geology. Died April 26, 1916. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 22
Hardy Robert Lee Norfolk, VA. Graduated 1879, 22nd of 22. Merchant, Farmer. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 91
Harman Archer Lexington, VA. Class of 1878. Civil Engineer. Built railroad in South America. Known as the
“Dictator of Ecuador”. Died from fall from horse October 8, 1911 at White Sulphur Springs, WV.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 19
Harris Henry Tate Lovingston, VA. Lawyer, Grape Lawn, VA Chap. 6 UVA 1879 38
Harrison Carter Henry Cartersville, VA. Graduated 1875, 11th of 45. Farmer; member Virginia Legislature;
Deputy US Marshal. Died May 2, 1936 in Richmond, VA.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 42
Harrison James F. U VA Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics and Chairman of the Faculty. Chap. 5 VMI 1878 20
Haskins Robert Field Halifax County, VA. Graduated 1878, 5th of 25. Teacher & farmer, Houston, VA. Died
January 13, 1918
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 41
Haughton William M. Palatka, FL. Class of 1881. Died July 14, 1900 at Palatka, FL. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 52
Haynes William Dameron New Orleans, LA. Merchant; Planter. Died January 29, 1911 in New Orleans. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 57
Henderson James Screven Elizabeth, NJ. Class of 1881. President & Manager Elizabeth Motor & Cycle Co.
Died January 16, 1938.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 49
Henderson O. Casenove VMI Taught French. Died September 2, 1897. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 8
Hendricks Thomas Andrews Unsuccessful candidate for vice president in 1876. Elected vice president in 1884 on
Grover Cleveland’s ticket. Died six months later.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 41
Herndon Edward New Orleans, LA. Graduated 1879, 19th of 22. Engineer, Farmer, Manager of New Orleans
Clearing House. Died in 1923.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 30
Heyward John Simmons Charleston, SC. Class of 1878. Rice planter. Died October 6, 1916. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 26
Higgins Horace Douglas Bastrop, TX. Lawyer, Bastrop, TX. Died January 1880. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 51
Hill John Hugh Buckingham County, VA. Class of 1878. Lawyer. Supt of Schools, McKinney, TX. Died
July 1, 1915 at Sulphur Springs, OK.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 52
Hill Zeph Turner Culpeper, VA. Broker. Died December 7, 1911, Baltimore, MD. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 27
Hobbs Thomas Maclin Athens, AL. Class of 1877. Cotton Planter. Died September 15, 1921 Johns Hopkins
Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 19
Holladay Henry Milton Tolerville, VA. Lawyer; County Supt. Of Public Schools. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 46
Holland Edward Baltimore, MD. Class of 1880. Died about 1910. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 11
Hollingsworth Mansfield Emelius Abbeville, SC. Planter; Magistrate. Died October 28, 1930. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Holloway Thomas Thornton Shelbyville, IL. Graduated 1878, 1st of 25. LLB University of Virginia where he was roommate of Richard K. Boney in 1879. Lawyer, writer, President of Dallas Bar Association. Died March 14, 1940 in Dallas, TX. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Holmes Fred Lawrence University of VA. Farmer, Tazewell County, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 89
Holmes Henry Woodhouse Ivor, VA. Lawyer, Minneapolis, MN. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 25
Hooker Madison Jackson, MS. Class of 1878. Farmer. Died January 7, 1914 at Jackson, MS. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 16
Hooper George Jennings Richmond, VA. Class of 1878. LLB Richmond College. Lawyer, Richmond. VA. Died 1/4/1936. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 24
Hopkins Edward Brown McGaheysville, VA. Graduated 1878, 11th of 25. Farmer. Died August 9, 1917. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 22
Howe Elias (1819-1867) American inventor. Invented the sewing machine. Chap. 5 VMI 1878 3
Howell Richard Lewis Wheeling, WV. Episcopal Minister, Sandusky, OH. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 13
Humes Lowry White Memphis, TN. Class of 1878. Lawyer. Died March 21, 1915, Chicago, IL. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 36
Humes Newton McKinney Memphis, TN. Class of 1879. Real Estate & Insurance, Chicago, IL. Died July 18, 1922. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 86
Hunt Carleton U LA Dean of the Law School Chap. 7 ULA 1880 2
Hunt Randall U LA President of the University of Louisiana Chap. 7 ULA 1880 4
Husson William Moseley New York, NY. Graduated 1878, 20th of 25. Chief Draftsman U.S. Weather Bureau.
Volunteered Spanish-American War. Died May 10, 1908
Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Hyman Alexander Summit, MS. Class of 1880. Cotton Broker. Died August 11, 1934 in New Orleans, LA. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 69
Jackson Gen. T. J. “Stonewall” A member of the V.M.I. faculty for eleven years before the Civil War. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 15
Jackson John Hardwick Augusta, GA. Graduated 1877, 20th of 32. Real Estate Broker, Augusta, GA. Died after 1928. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 21
Jacobs David Anderson Columbia, MO. Class of 1877. Farmer. Died February 3, 1884, Boone County, MO. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 40
Jenkins John Summerfield Portsmouth, VA. Graduated 1881, 13th of 21. Manufacturer & Cotton Merchant. Died
April 3, 1931 in Tampa, FL.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 48
Jervey Theodore Dehon Charleston, SC. Graduated 1879, 4th of 22. Lawyer, City Judge, Charleston, SC.
Died January 24, 1947.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 74
Johnson Richard Otto Springfield, OH. Graduated 1876, 35th of 35. Supt. Indiana State School for the Deaf. Died
January 6, 1928, Indianapolis, IN.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 31
Johnston Carter Page Christiansville, VA. Graduated 1875, 28th of 45. Major US Cavalry; retired rancher.
Died December 12, 1916 in Alliance, NB. Buried in Staunton,Va.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 14
Johnston John Tucker Cleveland, TN. Class of 1879. President Johnston Lumber & Mfg. Co., Cleveland, TN.
Died April 25, 1929.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 65
Jones Charles Fremont Brookville, IN. Lawyer; Member Republican State Central Committee. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 84
Jones James Smith St. Stephen’s Church, VA. Lawyer, St. Stephen’s Church, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 88
Jones Julian Stuart Hamstead, VA. Lawyer, Baltimore, MD. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 55
Jones Roswell Sprague Oakland, CA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 16
Jones William Everett Herndon, GA. Class of 1879.  Merchant; Banker. Died July 27, 1904 in Waynesboro, VA. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 51
Joyes Thomas Louisville, KY. Lawyer, Helena, MT. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 15
Keirn Anthony Darden Holmes County, MS. Class of 1880. Lawyer, died August 20, 1883, Lexington, KY. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 1
Keirn Walter Leake Holmes County, MS. Graduated 1880, 15th of 25. Graduated Kentucky School of Medicine,
Physician, Died July 15, 1917, Lexington, KY.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 2
Keitt Joseph Lawrence Newberry, SC. Graduated 1877, 27th of 32. SC Senate, Planter, Died September 6, 1927. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 34
Keitt Thomas Wadlington Newberry, SC. Graduated 1878, 6th of 25. Planter, Asst. Prof at V.M.I. and Clemson College. Died August 31, 1917. Chap. 5 VMI 1878 6
Kennon George Richmond, VA. Graduated 1878, 19th of 25. Civil Engineer. Died 4/12/1897 in Denver, CO. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 40
Kent James (1763-1847): American Jurist; author of the four volume Commentaries on American Law. Chap. 7 ULA 1880 5
Kent Walter Campbell Tangipahoa, LA. Graduated 1880, 8th of 25. Civil Engineer, Lumberman & Banker.
Died March 7, 1929 in Kentwood, LA.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 98
Kent William Patton Wytheville, VA. Lawyer, Owensboro, KY. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 81
Kinney James William Staunton, VA. Class of 1879. Teacher. Died in Staunton, VA October 31, 1881 Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Kirkpatrick Leslie N. New Orleans, LA. Class of 1879. Broker, Nashville, TN. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 77
Kleberg, Jr. Robert Justus Cuero, TX. Lawyer (Part of King Ranch Kleberg family). Chap. 6 UVA 1879 17
Kollock Charles Wilson Cheraw, SC. Graduated 1877, 9th of 32. U. PA Med School, Physician, Author, Died
September 23, 1931 in Charleston, SC.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 30
Lake William Henry Memphis, TN. Class of 1882. Merchant in Kingman, AZ. Died November 12, 1901. Chap. 5 VMI 1878 5
Langhorne James Potter Lynchburg, VA. Graduated 1875, 1st of 45. LLB Univ. of VA. Lawyer, San Francisco, CA.
Died January 25, 1923.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 43
Langhorne William Henry Uniontown, AL. Class of 1879. Physician; Cotton Planter. Died in Chapel Hill, TX, July 1933. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 19
Lawson Joseph William Lynchburg, VA. Graduated 1876, 35th of 35. Merchant. Died January 1885 at Lynchburg, VA. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 60
Lawton Alex Rudolph Savannah, GA. Lawyer, Savannah, GA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 52
Leake Samuel Hill Selma, AL. Graduated 1881, 8th of 21. SD State Engineer; Died Harrisburg, PA 3/28/1941. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 47
Leake Tignal Jones Colliervile, TN. Graduated 1875, 36th of 45. Lawyer; died February 5, 1916 Collierville, TN. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 48
Lee Charles Green Chatawa, MS Chap. 6 UVA 1879 8
Lee Joshua Nelson Danville, KY. Graduated 1880, 21st of 25. Lawyer, Banker, Danville, KY. Died April 29, 1926. Chap. 5 VMI 1878 16
Lefebvre William Clayton Richmond, VA. Class of 1878. Wholesale Grocer, Lefebvre-Armistead Co.
Died March 29, 1906 at Richmond, VA.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 117
Letcher John D. VMI Taught Math & Latin. Died November 19, 1938. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Lewis Richard Henry Farmdale, AL. Graduated 1878, 16th of 25. Farmer. Died July 18, 1921 in Hale County, AL. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 38
Liggett Hiram Sham St. Louis, MO. Class of 1880. Tobacco Merchant. Died 12/25/1892 in San Antonio, TX. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 23
Lovell  John Quitman Hurricane, MS. Graduated 1879, 17th of 22. Lt. Commander U.S. Navy (Retired). WWI,
Merchants & Mechanics First National Bank, Baltimore, MD. Died July 14, 1930.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 9
Lucas Hugh Ross (Tom) Madison Parish, LA V.M.I. Class of 1877, but left before graduation, son of Maj. H. R. Lucas also of Madison Parish, Louisiana. H. R. Lucas, Sr. owned Good Hope, Waterford and Algodon Plantations. In 1880 Richard Kinsey Boney and Hugh Ross Lucas, Jr. would graduate together from the University of Louisiana (now Tulane) Law School. Died in 1883 at San Antonio, TX. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Lucas John G. Madison Parish, LA, brother of Hugh Ross (Tom) Lucas. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 25
Lucas, Sr. Hugh Ross Madison Parish, LA Father of Hugh Ross Lucas, Jr. and John G. Lucas Chap. 3 VMI 1876 27
Lyell Col. John W. VMI Professor of Math & Logic. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 73
Lytle Marion Dashiell Murphreesboro, TN. Farmer and Stock Breeder, Murphreesboro, TN. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 39
Madison Robert L. VMI Mercer Professor of Animal & Vegetable Physiology applied to Agriculture. Died 5/26/1878. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 107
Mahone Butler Petersburg, VA.Clerk to Senate Committee, Washington, DC. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 21
Marr Robert Athelstan Fauquier County, VA. Graduated 1877, 4th of 32. Prof. Civil Engineering V.M.I. 13 yrs. Dean, Engineering V.P.I. 7 yrs. Scientist, Inventor. Died January 2, 1930, Norfolk, VA. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 4
Marshall James Ritchie Petersburg, VA. Graduated 1879, 7th of 22. Merchant; Commandant V.M.I. 1890-1894;
Metallurgist and Mining Engineer; Gen. Mgr. Twin-Vein Mining Co., Mineral, VA. Died February 13, 1939.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 44
Massie Robert Withers Massies Mills, VA. Class of 1878, made honorary graduate in 1938. Member of V.M.I. Board of Visitors. President, Wholesale Lumber Co., Died January 1, 1944 in Lynchburg, VA. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 10
Matthews P. Beverly Columbus, MS. Class of 1879. Judge, Magistrate’s Court, Columbus, MS. Died 3/20/1932. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 3
Mauro Lewis Johnson Washington, DC. Class of 1878. Civil Service. Invalid for many years, died about 1911. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 83
Maxey Ned Richardson Brandon, MS. Lawyer, Merchant; Swift Water, MS. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 19
May John Fitzhugh Petersburg, VA. Physician, Waverly, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 24
McCord James Hamilton St. Joseph, MO. Graduated 1979 1st of 22. President, Nave-McCord Merchant Co., St.
Joseph, MO. Lt. Col. WW I. President V.M.I. Alumni in 1919. Died September 8, 1922 in St. Joseph, MO.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 90
McCorkle John Thompson Lexington, VA. Graduated 1880, 4th of 25. Mining Engineer. Wounded & crippled for life in
Spanish-American war. Died February 9, 1919 in Dayton, OH.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 3
McCutchon Azby Destrehan New Orleans, LA. Class of 1878. Civil Engineer. Died April 25, 1903 in Phoenix, AZ. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 47
McCutchon Percival Butler VMI Taught Latin & Tactics. Died May 12, 1927 Chap. 1 VMI 1874
McDonald Marshall VMI Taught Chemistry, Mineralogy, Geology & Metallurgy. Died September 1, 1895. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
McDowell Edmond Andrews Magnolia, MS. Lawyer; Reading Clerk MS House of Rep.; Prosecuting Attorney,
Gatesville, TX.
Chap. 6 UVA 1879 18
McDowell, Jr. James R. Madison Parish, LA. In the 1850 Census James R. McDowell, Sr. then 39 and born in
Ireland, was the second wealthiest person in Madison Parish. His land was evaluated at $118,940. The J. R. McDowell mentioned here was his son. See Buckner, Louis: James R. McDowell and his Descendants, Residents of Madison Parish, Owners of Sparta Plantation and Walnut Grove Plantation 1835-1955. (1998) Madison Historical Society, Tallulah, LA.
Chap. 7 ULA 1880 7
McGavock William Ligon Dublin, VA. Graduated V.M.I. 1881, 15th of 21. President Peoples Ins. & Realty Co.,
Metallurgist, Chemist, Pulaski (VA) Iron Co. Died December 16, 1927.
Chap. 6 UVA 1879 92
McLaran Percy Blewett St. Louis, MO. Class of 1879. Organized Payne & McClaran, Bankers & Brokers. Member
of New York Stock Exchange. Retired Railroad conductor. Died in St. Louis, MO about 1933.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 106
McLean James Stafford Washington, MO; Lawyer Kansas City, MO. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 4
McMahon George A. Staunton, VA. Class of 1878. McMahon & Green RR Contractors, Sang on Comic
Opera Stage in NY.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 13
McNeel John Mc. Smith’s T. O., SC. Lawyer, Chester, SC. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 72
Melton Preston LaBorde Columbia, SC. Class of 1876, Lawyer. Died April 19, 1901 in Columbia, SC. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 5
Meredith Wyndham R. Richmond, VA. Lawyer; Assist. Comm’th’s Att’y, Richmond, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 73
Millen Loring Reynolds Savannah, GA. Class of 1877. Lumber Business. Died January 22, 1912 in New York. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 41
Minor Farrell Dabney Galveston, TX. Lawyer, Galveston, TX. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 65
Minor John Barbee UVA Professor of Common and Statute Law. Professor Minor is credited with keeping the
University running as near normal as possible during the Civil War. He supposedly met General Custer at the University gates with a white flag to seek protection for the school.
Chap. 5 VMI 1878 19
Moore John Bassett Felton, DE. 3rd Asst. Secretary of State, Washington, DC. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 23
Moore William Paul Norfolk, VA. Graduated 1880, 26th of 25. Dental Surgeon, Mayor, Jackson, NC.
Died September 8, 1915.
Chap. 5 VMI 1878 13
Morris Barton Wistar Hanover County, VA. Class of 1878. Farmer in Doswell, VA. Died December 8, 1927. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 29
Mosby Samuel Blair Richmond, VA. Graduated 1880, 23rd of 25. Contractor. Died in Staunton, VA, 3/19/1929. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 10
Mosely Thomas Winston New London, VA. Presbyterian Minister. Died 1886. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 90
Murdaugh John Dandridge Fredericksburg, VA. Graduated 1879, 16th of 22. U.S. Civil Service. Died in Washington, DC
February 7, 1910.
Chap. 5 VMI 1878 2
Nalle Jesse Richmond, VA. Graduated 1875 26th of 45. Planter. Died 10/29/1914 in Bryn Mawr, PA. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 39
Nichols Edward West Petersburg, VA. Graduated 1878, 4th of 25. Prof. Math V.M.I., Superintendent V.M.I.,
author, Died at Lexington, VA on July 1, 1927.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 17
Nichols Maury Washington, DC. Physician; Col. US Army WW I. Died February 21, 1922. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 12
Nicols Georgie Madison Parish, LA. This is the first mention of Georgie Nicols – the daughter of Col. George Nicols, a Madison Parish, LA plantation owner. He either became acquainted with her while at home during the summer or at one of the Virginia resorts. This may indicate that he went back to Duckport during the summer of 1877, a period that is not recorded in his diary. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 33
Nisbet Milus Cooper Hawesville, KY. Lawyer and Real Estate Agent, Trabue, FL. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 53
Oakford C. Chicago, IL. Class of 1880. Only attended 4 months. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 22
Oliver Joel Haskins Danville, VA Graduated 1877, 6th of 32. Member VA Legislature. Died May 1889 in
Ringold, VA.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 3
Orr George Lee Leesburg, VA. Class of 1877. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Osgood J. L. New Orleans, LA. Class of 1879. Affiliated with American Sugar Refining Co. Died 9/7/1892 Chap. 2 VMI 1875 58
Owen William Easley Black Walnut, VA. Lawyer. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 6
Owings Thomas Baltimore, MD. Class of 1880. Lawyer. Died January 18, 1891 at Asheville, NC. Chap. 5 VMI 1878 4
Paley William (1743-1805) British Theologian. Clergyman & Philosopher. Wrote Horae Paulinae in 1790 to
prove the historical value of the New Testament.
Chap. 6 UVA 1879 78
Palmer Dr. B. M. New Orleans, LA Dr. B. M. Palmer of the First Presbyterian Church was probably the
best-known Protestant minister in New Orleans at this time.
Chap. 7 ULA 1880 11
Parkerson William Stirling New Orleans, LA Graduated from the University of LA Law School in 1880. Chap. 7 ULA 1880 18
Patton William F. VMI, Uncle of General George S. Patton of World War II fame. Civil Engineer and
Professor of Engineering at VMI and Virginia Tech. Died May 25, 1906.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 2
Patton William Tazewell New Orleans, LA. City Treasurer. Dead. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 105
Patton, II George Smith Bentivoglio, VA. Graduated 1877, 5th of 32. Lawyer; member Board of Visitors; father of
General George S. Patton of World War II fame. Died in Los Angeles, CA, June 9, 1927.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 109
Paxton John Gallatin Lexington, VA. Class of 1878. Lawyer. Died September 24, 1928 in Independence, MO. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 51
Paxton, Jr. Alexander McNutt Vicksburg, MS. Graduated 1877, 23rd of 32. Banker; City Clerk. Died in Vicksburg, MS
April 1, 1921.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 15
Payne, Jr. Andrew Miller Yazoo City, MS. Graduated 1877, 21st of 32. Merchant & Planter, Belzoni, MS. Died
December 9, 1936.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 46
Peek Richard Hope Richmond, VA. Graduated in 1878, 9th of 25. City Engineer, Galveston, TX. Drowned with
entire family in Galveston flood of September 8, 1900.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 46
Peete Angus McDonald Galveston, TX. Graduated 1878, 24th of 25. Manager Barker Asphalt Paving Co. Chicago, IL.
Died May 24, 1918.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 94
Pendleton Ephraim Morgan Buchanan, VA, Graduated V.M.I. 1877, 12th of 32.LLB U VA. Lawyer, Lexington, VA.
Died February 29, 1919.
Chap. 6 UVA 1879 93
Peters William E. U VA Professor of Latin Chap. 6 UVA 1879 43
Petrie Reverend George L. Charlottesville, VA Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church from 1879 to 1929. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 45
Pettit, Jr. William Beverly Palmyra, VA. Class of 1878. Physician. Died in New Canton, VA April 27, 1918. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 44
Phillips Thomas Emmet Canton, MS. Physician, Duncansby, MS. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 32
Phister Thomas Roberts Maysville, KY. Lawyer, Maysville, KY. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 70
Pierson Augustus Madison Parish, LA. Augustus Pierson was Richard K. Boney’s half brother. Augustus’ father, Madison Pierson, died in the early 1850’s. His mother, Martha Elizabeth Cocke Pierson, married G. L. Boney in 1856. Augustus was born in 1848 and died in an unfortunate accidental drowning in the Mississippi River in 1885. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 30
Pigford J. T. Lauderdale CO., MS. Son of his aunt, Arulia Jane Boney Pigford and William Wells Pigford. Chap. 2 VMI 1875
Poage Walter Staples Newbern, VA. Graduated 1879, 13th of 22. Solicitor to Comptroller of the Currency,
Washington D.C. Died February 13, 1928 near Wytheville, VA.
Chap. 5 VMI 1878 17
Preston Hugh Caperton Montgomery, VA. Graduated 1877, 31 of 32. Farmer, Real estate, Mayor of Radford, VA
where he died January 3, 1905.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 108
Preston John Thomas Lewis One of the founders of V.M.I. and member of the faculty 1839-1875. Died March 31, 1888. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Preston William Ballard Montgomery County, VA. Graduated 1879, 11th of 24. Prof VPI; Governor, Province of
Philippine Islands. Died in Philippine Islands December 6, 1901.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 4
Purcell Benjamin Ladd Richmond, VA. Class of 1880. Drug Manufacturer. Richmond, VA. Died December 27, 1922. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 6
Purnell Samuel R. Bertrand Port Gibson, MS. Class of 1879. Died in yellow fever epidemic of 1878. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 2
Ramsey George Junkin Lynchburg, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 49
Randolph Edward Hughes Graduated from University of LA Law School in 1880. Chap. 7 ULA 1880 10
Ravenel, Jr. Alfred Ford Charleston, SC. Graduated 1877, 29th of 32. V.M.I. board of Visitors 1904-08. Died in
Roanoke, VA August 28, 1912.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 87
Reid Joseph Allen Amite City, LA. Graduated 1877, 17th of 32. Graduated Univ. of LA (Tulane). Assassinated
December 9, 1887. Buried at Amite.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 33
Renshaw Alfred Howard Baltimore, MD. Class of 1880.  President, Federal Signal Co., Albany, NY. Died in
Noroton ,Ct June 16, 1939.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 32
Rice Howell M. San Antonio, TX. Class of 1879. Died before 1910. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 82
Richardson John R. New Orleans, LA. Class of 1878. Died about 1912. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Riley John H. Onacock, VA. Class of 1878. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 27
Robertson Reuben Lindsay Charlottesville, VA. Graduated V.M.I. 1880, 6th of 25. MD University of VA. Assistant
Surgeon U.S.A. Died in Charlottesville, June 4, 1922.
Chap. 6 UVA 1879 82
Robertson Victor James Graduated 1877, 11th of 32. President, Commercial News Publishing Co.,
San Francisco, CA. Died June 9, 1940.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 46
Robison Samuel Benton Sandersville, GA. Class of 1878. Life Insurance Business. Died in 1944 in Sandersville. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 18
Roller William Wirt Harrisonburg, VA. Class of 1879. Lawyer. Died 1897 in Washington, DC. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 118
Rucker Parks McDaniel Salt Creek, VA. Class of 1878. Farmer. Died January 25, 1918 at Clarendon, VA. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Sandys, Jr. Edward Milton Tappahannock, VA. Class of 1877. Minister in NY, DC and PA. Founded in Pittsburgh, PA
the Hope Mission, Industrial Home for Children.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 8
Saulsbury Willard Dover, DE. Lawyer, Wilmington, DE. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 9
Saunders Lucius Chandler Northampton County, VA. Class of 1880. Agent for Merchant & Miners Transportation Co.
Died January 8, 1906.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 39
Scott Richard Carter Warrenton, VA. Chief. Deputy Coll. U. S. Int. Rev,; Lawyer, Richmond, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 34
Scott Robert Eden Warrenton, VA. Class of 1878. Lawyer, Richmond, VA. Died January 2, 1954. Chap. 5 VMI 1878 1
Scratchley Francis A. Later to become Dr. Francis A. Scratchley of Poughkeepsie, NY. – founder of the New York
Sigma Chi Alumni Chapter and one of Sigma Chi’s most nationally active members.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 23
Seguin James de Benneville Graduated from the University of LA Law School in 1880. Chap. 7 ULA 1880 17
Semmes Thomas Middleton V.M.I. Modern Languages Professor 1860-1904. Died November 26, 1904. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Shaffer John Dalton Graduated from University of LA Law School in 1880. Chap. 7 ULA 1880 3
Shawhan Henry Cantrill Cynthiana, KY. Died April 12, 1883. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 85
Sheffey John Humes Madison County, AL. Class of 1878.  Died June 1, 1903 in Memphis, TN. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 7
Sherman John Sherman (1823-1900) Senator from Ohio, Secretary of the Treasury under President Rutherford B.
Hayes; author of the Sherman Anti-Trust Act in 1890; Secretary of State under President McKinley.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 26
Shipp Scott VMI. Commanded the Corps of Cadets at the Battle of New Market; taught Latin, Mathematics & Tactics; Commandant of Cadets from 1862-89: Superintendent from 1890-1907.
Died December 4, 1917.
Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Sibley John Adams Augusta, GA. Class of 1881. Life Insurance Business, St. Marys, GA. Killed in automobile
accident April 26, 1934.
Chap. 5 VMI 1878 11
Siddons Joachim Hayward (1800-1886) – traveler, newspaper correspondent, lecturer and generally interesting character. Siddons spent 20 years in India as an editor. He later came to the Unites States and served the Union during the Civil War where he organized a volunteer regiment in New York City. According to Peter Gill (in January 2002), a great great grandson living in Sydney, Australia, this particular lecture was probably on Shakespeare. Siddons, whose real name was Stocqueler, apparently was quite a charlatan, and was described by one writer as “...  one of those shabby and shadowy, if not actually shady, persons whom one repeatedly encounters by accident in the now obscure byways and alleys of Victorian London...” Chap. 4 VMI 1877 36
Slaughter Clayton Slaughter New York, NY. Rose culturist, Elizabeth, NJ. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 9
Smith Francis Henney VMI. The first Superintendent of Cadets & Professor of Math & Moral Philosophy.
Superintendent from 1839-1889. Died March 21, 1890.
Preface
Smith James Henderson Lexington, VA. Graduated 1875, 3rd of 45. Presbyterian Clergyman; Instructor VMI.
Died November 8, 1889.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 102
Smith, Jr. Henry Marston Richmond, VA. Lawyer, Richmond, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 50
Smith, Jr. William Alexander Fredericksburg, VA. Lawyer, Fredericksburg, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 69
Snyder Arthur Augustine Georgetown, DC. Physician, Washington, DC. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 68
Snyder Asa Kirkwood Richmond, VA. Graduated 1879, 2nd of 22.Partner Asa Snyder & Co., Iron Manufacturer.
Died March 3, 1892 in Richmond.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 53
Southall Stephen O. U VA. Professor of Civil, Mercantile, Constitutional and International Law and Equity. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 2
Starling William Lewis New Orleans, LA. Class of 1877. MD Starling Medical College, 1881 – never practiced.
Died August 9, 1884 in Philadelphia, PA. Buried in Hopkinsville, KY.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 85
Starnes Valerius William Augusta, GA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 33
Statham Clifford Lynchburg, VA. Graduated 1877, 16th of 32. Tobacconist; ex-postmaster, Lynchburg, VA.
Died November 19, 1882.
Chap. 5 VMI 1878 18
Stern Laurence (1718-1768) The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, written about 1760,
is considered by many to be the first modern novel.
Chap. 7 ULA 1880 19
Stewart George C. Griffin, GA. Class of 1878. Clerk Government Land Office, Washington DC. Died
February 25, 1939 at Asheville, NC.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 70
Strange Willoughby Temple Orange Court House, VA. Lawyer, Dallas, TX. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 61
Strother Lewis Harvie Culpeper, VA. Graduated 1877,1st of 32. Prof. At V.M.I. Died January 22, 1908. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 20
Sutton William Henry Lexington, MS. Graduated 1877, 32nd of 32. Planter. Died?. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Swanson James Emerson LaGrange, GA. Graduated 1882, 18th of 21. Cotton Planter & Farmer. Died May 10, 1890 in
La Grange, GA.
Chap. 5 VMI 1878 8
Talbot William Holt Richmond, VA. Merchant, Richmond, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 22
Tate Thomas Green Long Hollow, VA. Graduated 1877, 14th of 32. Farmer, Bookkeeper, Richmond, VA.
Died May 1, 1936.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 28
Thomas George Mackubin St. Mary’s County MD. Graduated 1875, 27th of 45. Principal, Florida Military Academy.
Died May 8, 1929, Rockville, MD.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 33
Thompson Percy Wallace Washington, DC. Editor “The Boy’s Ledger”. Died May 9, 1935. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 50
Thomson Thomas Parker Abbeville County SC. Graduated 1878, 21st of 25. Lawyer, farmer. Died August 11, 1924. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 68
Tilden Samuel Jones Railroad lawyer, Governor of New York and Democratic candidate for president in 1876.
Although he won approximately 250,000 more popular votes than his Republican Party opponent, Rutherford B. Hayes, the electoral vote in several states was contested. The Electoral Commission of 1877 declared Hayes the winner by one electoral vote.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 40
Todd Jesse E. Mt. Airy, MD. Dead. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 50
Tourtarel Ada The 1890 New Orleans City Directory lists an Ada (widow of John) and in 1891 a
William Tourtarel at 190 Annunciation Street. Annunciation currently runs into Tchoupitoulas Street at about the 1000 block, so there is no 190 Annunciation, which would have been on Tchoupitoulas two blocks south of Canal. It is possible that in 1890 Annunciation’s numbering started at its beginning, i.e. its intersection with Tchoupitoulas or it could have continued to Canal very close to Tchoupitoulas. However, maps don’t show this. In any event a spot nearer Canal would have been the more likely location of R. K. Boney’s boarding house.
Chap. 7 ULA 1880 1
Turnbull Needham Stith Lawrenceville, VA. Lawyer, Lawrenceville, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 77
Utz W. H. Madison Parish, LA. Utz was from Nebraska Plantation. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 37
Valle Jules Felix St. Louis, MO. Class of 1879. Physician, St. Louis, MO. Died November 24, 1917 Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Van Bruyssel Ferdinand C. New Orleans, LA. Graduated 1876, 31st of 35. Belgian Diplomatic Service. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 92
Venable Charles S. U VA Professor of Mathmatics Chap. 6 UVA 1879 71
Vickers A. E. Lawrenceville, GA. Class of 1879. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 101
Villenueve Celestin Indianola, TX. Lawyer, San Antonio, TX. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 83
Visor A. E. Richards County, TN. Class of 1880. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 21
Waddy, Jr. William E. Eastville, VA. Class of 1879. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 15
Wade George Beirne Christiansburg, VA. Graduated 1878, 7th of 25. Civil Engineer, Contractor, Farmer.
Died Sykesville, MD August 11, 1939.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 93
Wade William Hampton Savannah, GA. Graduated 1880, 5th of 25. Lawyer, Savannah, GA. Died March 15, 1929. Chap. 4 VMI 1877 7
Walker Frank William New Orleans, LA. Graduated 1875, 24th of 45. Merchant in New Orleans where he died of
yellow fever on October 20, 1878.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 38
Walker Robert J. New Market, VA. Lawyer; Commonwealth’s Attorney, Woodstock, VA. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 10
Walton George Sublett Graduated from University of LA Law School in 1880. Chap. 7 ULA 1880 8
Warren James Albert Bacons Castle, VA. Class of 1877. Farmer. Died August 18, 1879 in Surry County, VA. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 96
Washington Samuel Walter Asst. Prof. Of Math & Tactics. Died July 16, 1923 Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Watts Hubert Bruce Lynchburg, VA. Graduated 1879 with Honors, Merchant & Banker. Died in Lynchburg
September 29, 1916.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 64
Weems, Jr. Mason Locke Columbia, TX. MD from Tulane. Physician at Brazoria, TX. Died there August 15, 1930. Chap. 5 VMI 1878 15
Weston Alden C. Baltimore, MD. Class of 1877. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 5
Weston John Tucker Georgetown, SC. Graduated 1879, 21st of 22. Bookkeeper, Miner’s & Merchant’s Bank,
Charleston, SC. Died November 3, 1934.
Chap. 2 VMI 1875 66
Wheatley Hugh Lawson Memphis, TN. Class of 1878. Real Estate. Died October 28, 1878 of yellow fever. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 11
White George Divers Shawsville, VA. Class of 1880. Physician, Cave Spring, VA. Died there April 3, 1931. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 99
Williams Charles Leftwich Amherst, VA. Class of 1879. 4 months at VMI. Went out west. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 6
Williams Pierce Butler Rocky Comfort, AR, Class of 1879, 14th of 22. He became County Surveyor, Lawyer and Mayor of Rocky Comfort. Williams died February 28, 1921 in Little Rock, AR. Chap. 3 VMI 1876 36
Williams William Carey Suffolk, VA. Class of 1876. Wholesale Business; died April 19, 1892 in Portsmouth, VA. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 61
Williams William Horace Memphis, TN. Class of 1881. Lumber Manufacturer; Town Clerk, Manitou, CO.
Died November 16, 1948.
Chap. 4 VMI 1877 35
Williams, Sr. Boney Usher Lauderdale County, MS – husband of his aunt Elizabeth Mary Boney Williams. Chap. 6 UVA 1879 28
Williamson Samuel Bell Memphis, TN. Class of 1877. Lawyer, Memphis, TN. Died in 1914. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 104
Williamson Thomas Hoomes VMI. During Civil War Williamson served as Lieutenant Colonel of Engineers, and was charged with directing and laying out the defensive lines of Field Works at Manassas and Fredericksburg, and in a part of the Valley Campaign of Lt. General T.J. “Stonewall” Jackson, he acted as his Chief Engineer. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 21
Willis John M. Elizabeth City, VA. Class of 1876. Lifelong educator in Hampton, VA. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 12
Willis St. John Vicksburg, MS. Class of 1878. Merchant. Died October 23, 1892 in Sharkey County, MS. Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Wilson James Turner New Orleans, LA. Class of 1880. Wholesale Hardware Business; Cotton Merchant,
Sherman, TX.
Chap. 3 VMI 1876 49
Winn Norman Griffin Demopolis, AL. Graduated 1879, 10th of 22. Farmer; Mayor; President of School Board.
Died February 25, 1938 at Demopolis, AL.
Chap. 5 VMI 1878 12
Wise Obediah Jennings Richmond, VA. Class of 1881. Died February 4, 1884 at Thomasville, GA. Chap. 5 VMI 1878 14
Withers Robert Gilham Norwood, VA. Graduated 1878, 2nd of 25. Asst. Prof. V.M.I., lawyer, Goldfield, NV.
Died November 19, 1922.
Chap. 5 VMI 1878 7
Woodcock George William Baltimore, MD. Class of 1877 Chap. 1 VMI 1874
Wright Henry Buck Columbia, SC. Class of 1879. Died August 7, 1885. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 79
Wright W. B. Columbia, SC. Class of 1879. Chap. 2 VMI 1875 80
Yancey Robert Davis Lynchburg, VA. LL.B Univ. of VA. Lawyer; Mayor of Lynchburg; Commonwealth Attorney.
Died January 9, 1931.
Chap. 5 VMI 1878 21