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Name:Pearson Berbeck Adams
Affiliation:Class of 1849
Biography & Genealogy:Pearson Berbeck Adams, Class of 1849: Genealogy: Born- June 20, 1826 in Clarksburg, Harrison Co. Va. (now W. Va.) Father- Josias Adams; Mother- Hanna Moore. Pat. Grandfather- Daniel J. Adams. No further information on grandparents. Never married. No Children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Oct. 3, 1845; Graduated July 4, 1849 standing 15th in a class of 29. Military Record: Originally appointed Major of the never-organized 35th Va. Infantry; officially appointed Major of the 42nd Va. Infantry on Sept. 2, 1861; On Jan. 25, 1862 signed a petition along with other officers protesting hardships arising from then Major General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson assigning units to Romney (W. Va.); Detailed March 1, 1862 in Pocahontas Co. (W. Va.) to organize refugees; Dropped from regiment April 21, 1862 as not re-elected; Arrested in Pocahontas Co. by U.S. authorities Feb. 11, 1864; Held at W.Va. and then Ohio until released on oath Feb. 27, 1865. Careers: Lawyer before and after the War; Commonwealth Attorney of Braxton Co. W. Va. for term of four years; President of the Braxton Iron Co.; Farmer in the last few years of his life. Died- Jan. 17, 1893 in Sutton Farm in Braxton, W. Va.
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