Historical Rosters Database
Jonathan Edwards WoodbridgeRoster ID 2582
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1865|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Jonathan E. Woodbridge, Class of 1865. New Market Cadet. Genealogy: Born- Jan. 16, 1844 in Richmond, Va. Father- Rev. George Woodbridge- Rector of Monumental Church in Richmond, Va.; Mother- Rebecca Nicholson. Pat. Grandfather- Jonathan Woodbridge; Pat. Grandmother- unknown. Mat. Grandfather- Andrew Nicholson; Mat. Grandmother- Judith Diggs. Married- Louise Deshong on May 23, 1876. No children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Jan. 1, 1862; Graduated July 4, 1865 standing 10 in a class of 24. Civil War Record- Sgt. Major for VMI Corps of Cadets during the Battle of New Market- was the highest ranking non-commisioned officer in the Corps; Adjutant of the Corps of Cadets 1864-1865; With the Corps in the trenches at Richmond, Va. until it disbanded. Careers- Mechanical engineer; Naval Architect. Died- May 21, 1935; buried at Section I, Lot 214, Grave 4, Chester Rural Cemetery, Chester, Delaware Co., PA.|