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Name:John Willis McCue
Affiliation:Class of 1867
Biography & Genealogy:John Willis McCue, Class of 1867: Genealogy: Born- Feb. 12, 1846, at "Pleasant Grove," Nelson Co. Va. Father- John Howard McCue; Mother- Signora Cynthia Eliz Willis. Pat. Grandfather- John McCue; Pat. Grandmother- Hannah Moffett. Mat. Grandparents unknown. Married- 1st- Elizabeth I. Collins, April 1878; she died Feb. 1879. 2nd:- Lavinia Morton Smith. Children- 1- John McCue; 2- Frank McCue; 3- Howard McCue; 4- Otelia McCue; 5- Lavinia McCue. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 15, 1863; Dismissed March 30, 1864 for general neglect of duties. Military Record: Private in Col. J.S. Mosby's Regt. Va. Cavalry (43rd Battalion Va. Cavalry); Captured in Prince George Co., Md. on April 4, 1865; Tried and sentenced to death for being a guerrilla. A Federal detective was killed while McCue and others were robbing a store. The U.S. Government alleged that he was on a plundering expedition, not a military one. Saved from execution by the testimony of "a leading citizen of Virginia" and sentenced to life at hard labor. Paroled by President Andrew Johnson. Careers: Civil Engineer; nail manufacturer. Death: Died- Aug. 15, 1911; buried Staunton, VA. For additional information about McCue genealogy, see "The McCues of the Old Dominion" by John M. McCue (1912).
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