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Name:Jefferson Davis
Affiliation:Class of 1878
Biography & Genealogy:Jefferson Davis, Class of 1878: Genealogy: Born- Dec. ?, 1857 in Washington, D.C. Father- Hon. Jefferson Davis; Mother- Varina Banks Howell. Pat. Grandfather- Samuel Davis; Pat. Grandmother- Jane Cook. Mat. Grandfather- William Burr Howell; Mat. Grandmother- Margaret Louisa Kempe. Never married, no children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 5, 1873; Had to repeat 4th Class (Freshman) year; Dismissed Feb. 23, 1875 for being in Lexington at night; breach of confinement; Reinstated Feb. 25, 1875; Dropped from rolls May 11, 1875 after failing to return from furlough. Died- Oct. 16, 1878 in Memphis, Tenn. during an epidemic of yellow fever.
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