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William Latham VenableRoster ID 3052
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1867|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Latham Venable, Class of 1867. New Market Cadet. Born- April 26, 1847 in Farmville, Va. Father- Joseph E. Venable, a tobacconist in Prince Edward Co. Va. Mother- Mary Dunnington of Lynchburg, Va. Pat. Grandfather- Robert Venable; Pat. Grandmother- [first name unknown] Bradley. No information on Mat. Grandparents. Married- Mary Lamar Patterson, daughter of Thomas Leiper Patterson and Louise A. Sprigg of Cumberland, Md. Children- 1- Joseph Ewing Venable who married Virginia Alexander Bull; 2- Miss Bessie F. Venable; 3- Helen Venable Plummer, who married George W. Plummer; 4-Leiper Venable Rennie, who married Dr. J. Gordon Rennie. Entered VMI- Jan. 18, 1864; Took part in the Battle of New Market as Private in Co. D of the Corps of Cadets; Remained with the Corps of Cadets stationed at Richmond, Va. until Richmond was evacuated, at which time he resigned from VMI and stayed at his sister's house in Walker's Ford for a couple weeks before moving on to Petersburg. Post War Career- Tobacconist; Insurance business; Director and Vice President of the National Bank of Petersburg. Died- Aug. 5, 1928 in Petersburg. Buried there in Blandford cemetery.|