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Name:Samuel Fletcher Dobyns
Affiliation:Class of 1867
Biography & Genealogy:Samuel Fletcher Dobyns, Class of 1867: Born- Sept. 21, 1844 at Floyd Courthouse Va. Father- Samuel Dobyns of Bedford Co. Va.; Mother- [First name unknown] Otey of Bedford. [No information on grandparents] Married- Malinda (also called Linney) Cecil, daughter of Lemuel Cecil of Pulaski Co. Va. Children- 1- Lemuel Otey Dobyns; 2- Antoinette Francis Dobyns; 3- Emmet Junius Dobyns; 4- Amanda Alice Dobyns Lindsey who married W.E. Lindsey; 5- Ella M. Dobyns; 6- Fletcher Samuel Dobyns; 7- Bruce Frazier Dobyns; 8- Arthur Cecil Dobyns; 9- Bridie Witten Dobyns; 10- William Luther Dobyns; 11- Margaret Melvina Dobyns. Matriculated to VMI from Floyd Courthouse. At VMI 1 year, leaving on July 4, 1863 to enlist. Military Record: Enlisted on August 22, 1863 at Floyd Courthouse for war in Company G, 21st Virginia Cavalry; later promoted to Sergeant. Post War Career: served as Postmaster of Wolf Glade in Carroll County; farmer, merchant, public official. Died- March 14, 1901 in Carroll County, VA.
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