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James Henderson SmithRoster ID 2081
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1876|
|Biography & Genealogy:||James Henderson Smith, Class of 1876: Genealogy: Born- Nov. 5, 1856 in Lexington, Va. Father- Gen. Francis H. Smith, Superintendent of VMI; Mother- Sarah Henderson. Pat. Grandfather- Francis Smith, born in England; Pat. Grandmother- Anne Morsden. Mat. Grandfather- Dr. Thomas Henderson; Mat. Grandmother- Anna Maria Truxton, daughter of Commodore Thomas Truxton. Married- Natalie Churchill Friend in 1878. Children- 1- Charles Friend Smith (died in infancy); 2- Dr. Francis Henney Smith; 3- Dr. James Henderson Smith; 4- William Mayo Smith; 5- Phillip Stephenson Smith; 6- Nathaniel Churchill Smith (died in infancy); 7- Marsden Churchill Smith. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 5, 1872; Graduated June 29, 1876 ranking 3rd in a class of 35. Careers: Reverend; Presbyterian Clergyman in Fairfield, Leesburg and Harrisonburg, Va. Also taught briefly at VMI. Died- Nov. 9, 1889.|