Historical Rosters Database
Robert Athelstan MarrRoster ID 2135
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1877|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Robert Athelstan Marr, Class of 1877: Genealogy: Born- Sept. 29, 1856 Nashville, TN. Father- William Jackson Marr of Fauquier Co. Va.; Mother- Jane E. Nelson. No information on grandparents. Married- Jane Basson Hope of Norfolk, Va. daughter of James Basson Hope. Children- 1- Robert A. Marr, Jr.; 2- Jane N. Marr Shaw who married Martin N. Shaw of Leakesville, NC; 3- Anne W. Marr. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 30, 1874; Graduated July 3, 1877 standing 3rd in a class of 32. Careers: With U.S. Coast Survey until 1880; Prof. of Civil Engineering at VMI for 13 years; Dean of Engineering Dept. until 1904; Taught in public schools in Fauquier Co. Va. Died- Jan. 2, 1930 in Norfolk Va. of Brights Disease.|