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Col William Roane Aylett
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Birth: May 14, 1833
King William County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 1900
King William County
Virginia, USA

Civil War Confederate Officer. Great-grandson of patriot Patrick Henry. Lawyer in King William County, Va.

Captain, Company D, 53rd Virginia Infantry, May 13, 1861. Major - August 29, 1862. Lt. Colonel, February 2, 1863. Colonel, March 5, 1863. Colonel Ayllet was wounded at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. He assumed command of Gen Lewis A. Armistead's Brigade after the general's death, although he was also wounded. He was captured at Saylor's Creek on April 6, 1865, not being released until July 15 from Johnson's Island.

Aylett returned to his plantation, "Montville," a part of the family estate "Fairfield," where he was born and raised. He resumed his law practice. His wife Alice gave birth to seven children: Sara Aylett (1861), Pattie Waller Aylett (1862), Philip Aylett (1867), Alice Aylett (1868), William Roane Aylett (1872), Bessie Aylett (1873), and Patrick Henry Aylett (1877).

Col. Aylett died in 1900, at "Montville," and was buried in the family cemetery at "Fairfield." His body was later moved due to the widening of Rt. 360. He lies buried today at the edge of the woods in St. David's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Aylett, Virginia.

Submitted by Steven Colvin:

Colonel William Roane Aylett and his wife, Alice Roane Brockenbrough, were the parents of twelve children, seven of whom survived infancy. Dr. William Roane Aylett was born on 2 November 1871. Two of his brothers were named Patrick Henry Aylett. The first "Patrick Henry" was born in February 1870 and died at about a year old. Twins were born in March 1866, but they died three years later with diptheria. Eugenia Aylett, born in 1878, lived only one year, as did her brother, Moore Brockenbrough Aylett, born in 1880 when his mother was forty-two.

Family links: 
  Philip Aylett (1787 - 1848)
  Judith Page Waller Aylett (1794 - 1850)
  Alice Roane Brockenbrough Aylett (1838 - 1895)
  Alice Page Aylett Hoge (1868 - 1941)*
  William Roane Aylett (1871 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Davids Episcopal Church Cemetery
King William County
Virginia, USA
Created by: EFB III
Record added: Dec 22, 2007
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Col William Roane Aylett
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Col William Roane Aylett
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Col William Roane Aylett
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