Historical Rosters Database

Search | Browse by Name | Browse by Class

Details for Roster ID 1176

This is a summary. Contact the Archives for additional biographical information.

Name:William Macon Jerdone
Affiliation:Class of 1871
Biography & Genealogy:William Macon Jerdone, Class of 1871. Genealogy: Born at Stirling, Charles City County, VA on November 8, 1848. Father- William Jerdone, b. March 4, 1805 Louisa Co., VA; Mother-Anna T. Burfitt, b. Hampshire, England, October 15, 1824. Maternal grandparents- Thomas Burford or Burfitt and Maria Godfrey of Maiden-Bradley, Wiltshire, England; Paternal grandparents-Francis Jerdone, b. Louisa Co., VA Feb. 9, 1756 and Polly Biars; m. June 1799. VMI Record: Entered 1867 and graduated 1871, standing 4th out of 46 graduates. Military record: none. Marriage: none. Career: briefly a professor of mathematics at the Texas Military Institute (Austin); studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1873; Texas state senator. Jerdone died at Galveston, Texas on November 27, 1900.