Class of 1849

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Moncure Daniel Conway, 1853

Moncure Daniel Conway, the second son of a distinguished family from Stafford County, Virginia, was born on March 17, 1832. His father, Walker Peyton Conway, was a prominent slaveholding landowner, a magistrate, and a representative to the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1849
Andrew Dousa Hepburn (1830-1921)

Andrew Dousa Hepburn was born the eldest son of Samuel and Rebecca Williamson Hepburn in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. His family moved soon after to Carlisle, Pennsylvania so that his father could complete his legal training under Judge John Reed...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1849
John Jeremiah Jacob (1829-1893)

John Jeremiah Jacob was born on December 9, 1829 in Hampshire County, Virginia (presently West Virginia) to Captain John J. Jacob and Susan (McDavitt) Jacob. From his early childhood, John Jeremiah Jacob was well-educated. In his youth, he...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1849
Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly (1829-1861)

Caleb Burwell Rowan Kennerly was born to Reverend Thomas Kennerly and Ann Susan Carnegy in 1829. Kennerly grew up on his family’s Greenway Court estate in White Post, Virginia. He entered Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the class...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1849
Nathaniel Thomas Lupton (1830-1893)

Nathaniel T. Lupton was born to Nathaniel and Elizabeth Hodgson Lupton on December 30, 1830 near Winchester in Frederick County, Virginia. He received preparation for undergraduate studies at Newark Academy in Delaware. Lupton then entered the...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1849
Marcus Junius Parrott (1828-1879)

Marcus Junius Parrott was born on October 29, 1828 in Hamburg, South Carolina, the son of a wealthy Quaker family. His parents left the South when he was a young boy and he grew up in Dayton, Ohio. He was prepared at the Dayton Academy, and went...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1849
William Henry Penrose (1832-1903)

Birth: March 10, 1832; Sackett's Harbor, New York,

Death:  August 29, 1903 (age 71); Salt Lake City, Utah

Military Service: USA, 1861-96

Unit: 3rd Infantry of the Regular Army,  15th Infantry New Jersey, 1st Brigade of 6th...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1849
John Radcliffe Smead (1830-1862)

Birth: November 4, 1830; Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Death: August 30, 1862 (age 32); Second Battle of Bull Run

Military Service: USA, 1861-62

Unit: 1st Company, PA Volunteers, 5th Artillery

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1849

E. J. Smithers was born on July 14, 1828 in Dover, Delaware to Joseph and Sarah Ann Joyce Smithers. He was the brother-in-law of his half-cousin Nathaniel B. Smithers. With wealthy parents, Enoch was educated first at home and then entered...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1849
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