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Name:Samuel Ivey Heath
Affiliation:Class of 1863
Biography & Genealogy:Samuel Ivey Heath, Class of 1863: Born- Aug. 20, 1838 in Burke Co. Ga. Father- Jordan Heath; Mother- Sarah Mobley. Pat. Grandfather- James Heath; Pat. Grandmother- Ruth [maiden name unknown]. Mat. Grandfather- James Mobley; Mat. Grandmother- Louise [maiden name unknown]. Married- Lenora Martha Buxton [or Bixton?] daughter of Samuel H. Buxton. Children- 1- Richard B. Heath; 2- Alfestus A. Heath; 3- O'Neal B. Heath. Entered VMI- Dec. 14, 1859; Left after 2 years, probably to join the Confederate Army, though he was deficient in his studies and had been held back a year which might have been the reason behind his departure; Made an Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1863 in Sept. 1869. Civil War Service- Served as a Drill Master while at VMI, and was in the trenches with the Corps of Cadets while they were stationed in Richmond, Va. Appointed Capt. of Co. C in the 32nd Ga. Regt. May 12, 1862; Wounded in Action July 23, 1863 at Morris Island. Paroled May 1, 1865 at Greensboro, N.C. Career- Farmer, Public Official, Rep. for Burke Co. in the Ga. House of Representatives. Died- Dec. 31, 1903.
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