Historical Rosters Database
Benjamin S. McCownRoster ID 1553
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1873|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Benjamin S. McCown, Class of 1873: Born- Dec. ?, 1849 in Lexington, Va. Father- John McCown. No information on his mother of grandparents or whether or not he was ever married. Entered VMI- Aug. 10, 1869; Given furlough Nov. 4, 1869 on Surgeon's recommendation; Resigned. Nov. 19, 1869 due to ill health. No information on any careers or interests he had in life, other than that he was a member of the Presbyterian church in Lexington, Va. Died- April 6, 1916 at the home of his brother James on Jefferson Street in Lexington. His obituary said that he had been in failing health for many years and had lived very quietly. This is all the informtion we have about him.|