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Jacob Wyatt Arnold (2 May 1839-25 Nov. 1887)

Jacob Wyatt Arnold was the son of William Penick Arnold and his wife, Matilda Jane Early. (Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940) He attended Washington College in Lexington, VA, in 1860-1861. In June 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate army as a … Continue reading

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William Alexander Anderson (11 May 1842-21 Jun. 1930)

William A. Anderson was the son of Francis Thomas Anderson (1808-1887), a lawyer, justice of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, and rector of Washington College (now Washington & Lee University). His mother was Francis’s wife, Mary Ann Alexander (1806-1881). … Continue reading

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John Edward Ayres (21 Nov. 1845-28 Apr. 1933)

John E. Ayres was the son of William L. Ayres (b. ca. 1820), a farmer in Rockbridge County, Virginia, and his first wife, Margaretta McLaughlin (b. ca. 1821-d. before 10 Mar. 1858). In his 1917 request for a Confederate pension, … Continue reading

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