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Name:William Hume Stith
Affiliation:Class of 1845
Biography & Genealogy:William Hume Stith, Class of 1845: Born- May 23, 1823 probably in Richmond, Va. Father- William Stith (No further records about father);Mother- Rebecca Harris. Pat. Grandfather- Bassett Stith. No information about other grandparents. Married- Fanny Evans Davis, daughter of Thomas Evans Davis and Mary Faris. Children- 1- Paul Jones Stith; 2- John Parker Stith; 3- Charles Talcott Stith; 4- Ashby Stith; 5- Alice Carlotta Stith Barksdale, who married Robert Jones Barksdale; 6- Zoe Stith Blair, who married J.R. Blair; 7- DeSoto Stith; 8- Nettie Louise Stith Christian, who married Rev. G.D. Christian. Entered VMI- July 22, 1842; Graduated July 4, 1845 standing 17 in a class of 20. Civil War Service- No official record, though there was a William H. Stith who served in the Engineering Corps and this may have been the same man. Career- Teacher; Civil Engineer; C & O Railway Service. Died- Sept. 20, 1901 in Richmond, Va.
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