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Name:William Parks Burks
Affiliation:Class of 1868
Biography & Genealogy:William Parks Burks, Class of 1868: Genealogy: Born- July 29, 1848 in Bedford Co. Va. Father- Col. Jesse Spinner Burks (older brother of Hiram C. Burks, see above); Mother- Elizabeth Oley. Pat. Grandfather- Martin P. Burks; Pat. Grandmother- Louisa Spinner. No information on Mat. Grandparents. Married- 1st- Elizabeth C. Gray; 2nd- Edmonia Arrington. Children- Harry Gray Burks, from 1st marriage. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Jan. 3, 1865; Left after six months. Civil War Record: Served with VMI Corps of Cadets in the trenches in Richmond, Va. until it disbanded Apr. 2, 1865. Careers: Farmer; public official- Representative of Bedford Co. in Va. House of Delagates 1884; 1886-87; 1893-94. Died- April 18, 1930.
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