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Name:Zenas B. Stearns
Affiliation:Class of 1865
Biography & Genealogy:Zenas B. Stearns, non-graduate. Genealogy: Born circa 1846, Richmond, VA. Father: Franklin. Mother: Caroline V. VMI Record: The matriculation book shows him signing in twice. He first arrived on June 4, 1861 for military training only (Class of 1864MS); However, he subsequently returned and re-enrolled on January 2, 1862 (Class of 1865; regular academic course). He resigned at the request of his father on January 31, 1862. Post-VMI: Few details are known about his life after 1862 and our records are not definitive or extensive. After leaving VMI he resided in Paris, France, for many years; he finished his studies and then went into business. It is known that he returned to Richmond to visit in 1873 & 1878. Married (wife's name unknown) & divorced. Death date uncertain; possibly 1888 or 1893.
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