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Name:John Mercer Brockenbrough
Affiliation:Class of 1850
Biography & Genealogy:John Mercer Brockenbrough, Class of 1850. Genealogy: Born- Aug. 1, 1830 in Belle Ville near Richmond Co. Va. Father- Col. Moore Faunt-Le-Roy Brockenbrough; Mother- Sarah Smith; Pat. Grandfather- Moore Faunt-Le-Roy Brockenbrough; Pat. Grandmother- Lucy Roane; Mat. Grandfather- John Smith; Mat. Grandmother- Sarah Walker. Married- 1st- Austina Brockenbrough (his cousin) daughter of Austin Brockenbrough ?- Nov. 2, 1874; 2nd- Kate C. Mallory; Children- 1- Sarah Roane Brockenbrough 1857-1866; 2- Frances Brockenbrough Nov. 3, 1858-?; 3- Eugene Moore Brockenbrough 1860-1866; 4- Austin Brockenbrough April 18, 1862-?; 5- John M. Brockenbrough June 22, 1864-?; 6- Austina Brockenbrough Jan. 25, 1866-?; 7- Edward Brockenbrough Jan. 11, 1868-?; 8- Benjamin Brockenbrough Aug. 1, 1869-?; 9- Jane Tyler Brockenbrough Mallory, Feb. 15, 1871-? married Col. Francis Mallory; 10- Samuel R. Brockenbrough (from 2nd marriage) dates unknown; 11 -Mary Mallory Brockenbrough(from 2nd marriage) dates unknown. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 16, 1847 as 3rd Classman (Sophomore) & graduated July 4, 1850. Civil War Service: Col. of 40th Virginia Infantry, July 1, 1861- Jan. 21, 1864 when he resigned after his Lt. Col. H.H. Walker was promoted to Brig. General. Commanded 2nd Va. Reserves until the end of the war. Careers: Teacher, Farmer. Died- Aug. 24, 1892.
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