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Name:Francis Henney Smith
Affiliation:Class of 1869
Biography & Genealogy:Francis Henney Smith, Jr., Class of 1869: Genealogy: Born- March 2, 1849 at VMI in Lexington, Va. Father- Gen. Francis H. Smith, Superintendent of VMI; Mother- Sarah Henderson. Pat. Grandfather- Francis Smith, born in England; Pat. Grandmother- Anne Morsden. Mat. Grandfather- Dr. Thomas Henderson; Mat. Grandmother- Anna Maria Truxton, daughter of Commodore Thomas Truxton. Married- Janetta Waddell, daughter of Dr. Livingston Waddell of Augusta Co. Va. Children- 1- Livingston Smith; 2- Anna Truxton Smith; 3- Lucy Preston Smith; 4- Edmonia Lewis Smith; 5- Janetta Waddell Smith. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Dec. 26, 1864; Graduated July 2, 1869 ranking 4th in a class of 23. Military Record: Served with Corps of Cadets in the trenches in Richmond, Va. until the Corps disbanded in April 2, 1865. Careers: Teacher; school official, Member of A. T. O. Fraternity; Captain, Assistant Professor of Math at VMI 1876-77; Major 1877-89; Lt. Col. and Associate Professor of Math 1909-12; Col. and Professor of Secondary Math 1913-17. Died- Nov. 7, 1917.
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