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Name:Melville Irby Branch
Affiliation:Class of 1868
Biography & Genealogy:Melville Irby Branch, Class of 1868: Genealogy: Born- Feb. 18, 1847 in Petersburg, Va. Father- Thomas Branch; Mother- Sarah Reade. Pat. Grandfather- Thomas Branch; Pat. Grandmother- Mary Pattison. Mat. Grandfather- John Blythe Reade; Mat. Grandmother- unknown. Married- Susan Wilhelmina Steiner of Ohio. Children- 1- Melville C. Branch; 2- Steiner Branch; 3- Henry S. Branch. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Jan. 30, 1865; Graduated- July 3, 1868 standing 11th in a class of 11. Military Record: Fought with the VMI Corps of Cadets in the trenches at Richmond, Va from Jan.- April, 1865. Careers: Farmer; Populist representative in Columbia, Ga. in Georgia State House of Representatives, 1892-97. Died- Dec. 21, 1930 in Berzelia, Ga. Buried at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Va.