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!UNKNOWN LABEL

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1863-1948
Inclusive dates
1863-1948
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1863-1948, of Richard Byrd Kennon (1835-1892) of Brunswick County, Virginia, consisting of an order, dated 25 September 1863, by Walter Hanson Jenifer (d. 1878) on Chamberlayne and Kennon for $500; a note from Lieutenant Nicholas W. Dorsey to Captain Emitt concerning worn out mounts; passes, 3 and 7 September 1864, issued by H. B. McClellan (1840-1904) to E. Stone, Abraham Zirkle (1845-1930), and John S. Bowman (1834-1906) of H and K companies, 12th Virginia Cavalry, for procuring horses; pass, dated 23 October 1864, signed by Jubal A. Early to William Givens Payne, company F, 11th Virginia Cavalry, for procuring a horse; a letter, dated 25 April 1864[?], from John J. White at Staunton, Virginia, to General Thomas L. Rosser (1836-1910) concerning forage; a postcard, dated 17 August 1883, from McClellan to Kennon; and reminiscences of Kennon's service under General Jeb Stuart during the 1st Battle of Bull Run, the Gettysburg campaign and Kennon family genealogy transcribed by Kennon's daughter Clara Vernon Kennon (1878-1963) in 1948
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Biographical or historical data
Richard Byrd Kennon was born 10 November 1835 in Norfolk, Virginia, to George Tarry Kennon (1788-1855) and Ann Whittle Boush Kennon (1796-1864). He married Louisiana Barraud Cocke (1838-1914), and they had 10 children. They resided at "Pea Hill", Brunswick County, Virginia. Kennon served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 4th Virginia Cavalry, Company I, a Captain in the 11th Virginia Cavalry, a Captain and Assistant Adjutant's General in Dearing's Brigade, and an Adjutant in the 8th Virginia Cavalry. These papers also prove his service to Rosser's Brigade; although, Confederate record books contain no record of his participation in the unit. In June 1890, he entered a soldiers' home in Richmond. Kennon died 14 December 1892 at "Pea Hill," and is buried in St. Luke's Episcopal Church cemetery in Northampton County, North Carolina.
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Vi
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Papers
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
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21
Immediate source of acquisition
Kennon, Clara Vernon
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000500187
Type of unit
  • leaves and 8
  • p.

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