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Name:Arthur Alexander Morson
Affiliation:Class of 1865
Biography & Genealogy:Arthur Alexander Morson, Class of 1865. New Market Cadet. Born- June 20, 1846 near Falmouth, Stafford Co, Father- Alexander Morson (b. 1805, d. before 1850); Mother- Maria May Berry (b. circa 1812, d. before 1860). Pat. Grandfather- Alexander Morson (b. 1759 d. 1822); Pat. Grandmother- Anne Casson Alexander (b. 1781 d. 1831). Mat. Grandparents: Lawrence Berry and Catherine Brook Hodge. Married- Elizabeth (Bessie) Eppie Dameron, daughter of Lewis Taylor Dameron of Hinds Co. Mississippi, on 1 June 1878. Children (not in birth order)- 1- Arthur James (some sources say his middle name was Alexander) Morson; 2- Mildred Berry Morson Youngling, who married Axel Frederic Youngling; 3- Hallie Taylor Morson Kennington, who married Massie Arthur Kennington, Jr. 4- Elizabeth "Bessie" Morson Greene, who married Nathan I. Greene; 5- John Andrew Morson; 6- Rosalie Vere Morson Emerson, who married Weissinger O. Emerson; 7- Julie Dameron Morson; 8- Hugh Blair Morson; 9- Sara Frances Morson; 10- William "Willie" Todd Morson; 11- Phillip Hull Morson; 12-Margaret Priscilla Morson; 13- Mary Roberta Alexander Morson. 14- Louis Alexander Morson 15-Robbie Mae Morson; 16-Kate Morson. Entered VMI- Jan. 1, 1862 as 3rd Classman (Sophomore); Was considered Class of 1865, but officially that Class was graduated May 12, 1864 just before the Battle of New Market. He stood 16 in a class of 24. Civil War Service- Private in Co. C of the Corps of Cadets, served with the Artillery detachment in the Battle of New Market; Appointed 2nd Lt. and Drill Master July 23, 1864 and assigned to Virginia Reserve Forces; unofficial source says stationed near Urbanna and paroled at Ashland. Careers- Cotton planter; Stock Farmer in Jackson, MS. Died- Oct. 7, 1914, Van Winkle, Hinds CO., MS. Brother of Alexander Morson (VMI 1853).
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