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Name:Henry Tucker Parrish
Affiliation:Class of 1851
Biography & Genealogy:Henry Tucker Parrish, Class of 1851: Genealogy: Born- Sept. 14, 1829 in Newington, Cumberland Co. Va. Father- Col. Valentine Parrish; Mother- Jane Frances Tucker Anderson. Pat. Grandfather- David Parrish; Pat. Grandmother- [first name unknown] Massie. Mat. Grandfather- George Anderson; Mat. Grandmother- Jane Tucker. Married- Catherine Ragland of Appomattox Court House, Va. Children- 1- Nathaniel Ragland Parrish; 2- Frances Valentine Parrish. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 16, 1847 as 3rd Classman (Sophomore); Graduated July 4, 1851 standing 18 in a class of 29. Also graduated from University of Va. Civil War Record- Served briefly as Lieut. of Co. K. 3rd Va. Cavalry in early 1861; Appointed Major for 16th Va. Regiment May 16, 1861; Promoted to Lieut. Col. May 17, 1861; Promoted to Col. Jan. 2, 1862; Not re-elected at re-organization May 3, 1862 and dropped from rolls; Contested election and briefly re-instated pending final decision; Dropped again; Appointed provost-marshall in Farmville, Va., but soon removed because he did not hold proper commission; Made several efforts throughout 1862-64 to get permanent assignment to military court; in 1864 reported health not good enough for field duty; Briefly served as volunteer aide-de-camp to Brig. Gen. R. E. Colston at an unknown date. Careers- Lawyer before and after the war; County Judge of Appomattox Co. Va. 1872-1888; Served on Board of Visitors at VMI 1894-99. Died- Feb. 15, 1913 in Roanoke, Va.
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