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William Cecil PendletonRoster ID 3154
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1868|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Cecil Pendleton, Class of 1868: Genealogy: Born- Jan. 16, 1847 in Marion, Smyth Co. Va. Father- James French Pendleton; Mother- Narcissa Cecil. Pat. Grandfather- William Pendleton; Pat. Grandmother- Nanay Strother. Mat. Grandfather- Samuel Cecil; Mat. Grandmother- Sallie Poston. Married- Julia F. Bittle, daughter of Rev. David F. Bittle. Children- 1- Mrs. Glenn M. St. Clair (given name unknown); 2- Mrs. C. F. Tynes (given name unknown); 3- Sallie Pendleton, who married E.C. Turpin of Bedford, Va.; 4- Ruth Pendleton; 5- Louise Pendleton, who married a Mr. Hodges of Marion, Va.; 6- James F. Pendleton; 7- Fred W. Pendleton. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Jan. 10, 1865; Remained at VMI for 6 months, did not graduate. Military Record: Enlisted April 1, 1864 in Mercer Co. Va. (Now W. Va.) as Private in Co. A, 45th Va. Battalion; unofficial source says he was captured at Piedmont and paroled; Listed as AWOL since Nov. 25 on Dec. 31, 1864 roll call; Served with VMI Corps of Cadets in the trenches at Richmond, Va. until April 2, 1865. Careers: Practiced Law in Lynchburg, Va. and Marion, Va.; Clerk of Court; Editor; Postmaster; Author of "History of Tazewell Co. Va." Died- May 11, 1941|