Class of 1839

    Entries drawn from the college history encyclopedia

Daniel Moore Bates

Daniel Moore Bates was born in Laurel, Delaware on January 28, 1821 as Daniel Elzey Moore, the son of Methodist minister Jacob Moore. He had lost his mother very early in life and as a young boy traveled with his father on his circuit. When his father died in 1829 he was still only eight and he...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree, Trustee
Year: Class of 1839
Richard Lee Turberville Beale

Birth: May 22, 1819; Hickory Hill, Hague, Westmoreland, Virginia

 Death: April 21, 1893 (age 74); Hague, Westmoreland, Virginia; Hickory Hill Cemetery

 Military service: CSA, 1861-65

 Unit: 9th Virginia Cavalry "Lee's Legion"

 Alma Mater: Dickinson College (Class of...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1839
Charles Force Deems

Charles Force Deems was born in Baltimore, Maryland on December 4, 1820, the son of George and Mary Roberts Deems. The family was very pious - his mother was the daughter of a Methodist minister - and from a young age Deems exhibited signs of his future calling, once preaching temperance in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna, Honorary Degree
Year: Class of 1839

Lemuel Todd was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on July 29, 1817. He entered the class of 1839 at Dickinson College in his home town, took the classical course, and was elected to the Union Philosophical Society. Upon graduation, he studied law in the offices of General Samuel Alexander, an...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1839
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