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Richard Tayor WilsonRoster ID 914
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1870|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Richard Taylor Wilson, Class of 1870: Genealogy: Born- Oct. 4, 1847 in Nottoway Co. Va. Father- Charles Wilson; Mother- Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) No information on grandparents. Married- 1st- Hutoka S. Hobbs of Greensville Co. Va.; 2nd- Bessie P. Garland of Amherst Co. Va. Children- He had one daughter with Hutoka and three sons and four more daughters with Bessie. We don't have a list of the names of all of his children, but here are the ones we know: 1- Richard T. Wilson Jr.; 2- Dr. Sam M. Wilson; 3- Mrs. George G. Martin (given name unknown); 4- Daisy Wilson; 5- Leigh Wilson; 6- Mrs. Richard Fox (given name unknown) VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 8, 1866; Graduated- July 4, 1870 ranking 17th in a class of 52. Careers: Professor of Math at Ewing Seminary in Ark.; Lawyer for 15 years in Petersburg, Va.; received Doctorate of Divinity in 1887 and entered the Ministry of the Methodist Church; 1899 became Presiding Elder serving the West Richmond District in Va. Died- Aug. 28, 1907.|