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Name:Lewis Williams Wimbish
Affiliation:Class of 1867
Biography & Genealogy:Lewis Williams Wimbish, Class of 1867 New Market Cadet: Genealogy: Born- Sept. 28, 1847 Boydton, Va. Father- Lewis Williamson Wimbish; Mother- Mary Jane Townes. Pat. Grandfather- Col. John Wimbish; Pat. Grandmother- Rebecca Williams. Mat. Grandfather- Col. William Townes; Mat. Grandmother- Lucy Macklin. Married- Lucy Townes (probably a cousin) Children- 1- Dr. W.J. Wimbish; 2- Lewis W. Wimbish; 3- Lucy Townes Wimbish; 4- Nannie Barksdale Wimbish; 5- Clairborne Barksdale Wimbish; 6- Mary Emmet Wimbish; 7- Joseph Hopkins Wimbish; 8- Charlotte Rebecca Wimbish. VMI Record: Entered VMI- April 1, 1864; Left after two years (attended school only 9 months in two years); Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1867 on July 2, 1869. Military Record: Private in Co. C of the VMI Corps of Cadets during the Battle of New Market, May 15, 1864; served with Corps in the trenches in Richmond until it disbanded April 2, 1865; unofficial source says he then joined Confederate forces in NC; no official records found. Careers: Farmer; Sheriff; County Treasurer; Justice of the Peace in Mecklenburg Co. Va. Died- Aug. 22, 1914. Buried at Mays Chapel near Phillis, Va.
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