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Digges PoynorRoster ID 782
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1860|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Digges Poynor, Class of 1860: Born- Nov. 14, 1835 in Lawrenceville, Va. Father- Digges Poyner; Mother- Eliza Purdy Names of grandparents unknown. Married- Eleanor Jones, daughter of Henry Jones of Greene Co. Ala. Children- 1- Eliza Mary Poynor Hinton, who married William T. Hinton; 2- Wilmer S. Poynor; 3- Mattie Virginia Poynor Summerville, who married A.B. Summerville; 4- David Thomas Poynor 5- Julia Ann Poyner; 6- Lilia Kate Poyner; 7- Dudley Digges Poyner. Entered VMI- July 24, 1856; Graduated- July 4, 1860 standing 4 in a class of 41. Civil War Service- Drill Master at Ft. Powhatan in spring of 1861; Professor of Tactics at the University of Alabama from 1861-65; Commissioned Captain of the State; Went into the fields several times with the University of Ala. Corps of Cadets. Careers- Professor; Lawyer; Prosecuting Attorney of Greene Co. Ala.; Farmer. Died- April 17, 1916|