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Name:William Tell Taliaferro
Affiliation:Class of 1845
Biography & Genealogy:William Tell Taliaferro, Class of 1845: Born- Jan. 9, 1826 in Lynchburg, Va. Father- Norborne M. Taliaferro; Mother- Lucy Jones. Pat. Grandfather- Roderick Taliaferro; Pat. Grandmother [unknown]. Mat. Grandfather- Roland Jones; Mat. Grandmother- Susanah Price. Never married, no children. Entered VMI- Aug. 29, 1842; Resigned Sept. 1843 with the permission of his father. Civil War Service- Enlisted May 17, 1861 at Lynchburg, Va. Appointed 1st. Lieut. of Co. B 24th Va. Infantry. Appointed Adjutant May 23, 1861. Elected Commonwealth's Attorney for Franklin Co. May 1864. Resigned from C.S.A. June 1864. Career- Lawyer (Law partner of former Gen. Jubal A. Early); Commonwealth Attorney; Member of Va. Legislature. Died- Oct. 3, 1878.
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