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Name:William Wise Smith
Affiliation:Class of 1870
Biography & Genealogy:William Wise Smith, Class of 1870: Genealogy: Born- Jan. 19, 1847 in Murfreesboro, NC. Father- William N.H. Smith; Mother- Mary O. Wise. Pat. Grandfather- William Lay Smith; Pat. Grandmother- Nancy Harrell. Mat. Grandfather- William B. Wise; Mat. Grandmother- Sarah [maiden name unknown]. Married- Eula S. Wise, daughter of M.W. Wise on June 10, 1878. (probably a cousin on Smith's maternal side) Children- 1- W. N. H. Smith; 2- Louis M. Smith; 3- Gordon Smith. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 16, 1866; Graduated July 4, 1870 standing 25 in a class of 52. Civil War Record- Unofficial source says he was a Private in the 62nd NC Cavalry 1864-65. Careers- Insurance businessman in Raleigh, NC. Died- Sept. 19, 1923.
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