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Name:William Hood Chambliss
Affiliation:Class of 1874
Biography & Genealogy:William Hood Chambliss, Class of 1874: Born- Sept. 1, 1855 in the Village of Hickeford, New Emporia, Greensville Co. Va. Father- Gen. John Randolph Chambliss; Mother- Emmeline Turner. Pat. Grandfather- Col. John R. Chambliss; Pat. Grandmother- Sarah Blow. Mat. Grandfather- Joseph A. Turner; Mat. Grandmother- Mary Mason. Married- Loenora Yates Mallory, daughter of George R. Mallory of Burnswick Co. Va. Children- 1- Anna Lee Chambliss Green, who married R.J. Green of Emporia, Va. 2- Minnie Mallory Chambliss Drewery, who married Joseph H. Drewey of Clifton Forge Va.; 3- John Randolph Chambliss of Rock Mount, NC; 4- William Hood Chambliss Jr. of Emporia, Va.; 5- George Richard Chambliss of Petersburg, Va.; 6- Norman Yates Chambliss of Rocky Mount, NC; 7- Turner Mason Chambliss of Emporia, Va. Entered VMI- July 26, 1870; Graduated July 4, 1874 standing 18 in a class of 42. Careers- Civil Engineer; Held a position with the U.S. Survey right after graduation, surveying New River, W. Va. until he was called home to take care of his ailing mother. He became a farmer after that working on the Chambliss estate in Emporia, Va. Died- April 17, 1925.
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