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Henry Aaron Atkinson, II
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Birth: May 2, 1845
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Death: May 29, 1914
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

Henry was the son of Henry Atkinson & Grace Belvin, and the brother of Octavia Atkinson Gentry, Virginia Atkinson, William Atkinson & Lucy Atkinson Fleet. He married Arabella Dobson on Nov. 4, 1868 at Waterview Plantation, and they had 5 children: Margaret Atkinson Dudley, Henry Atkinson, Lucy Atkinson Dudley, Ethel Atkinson Cooke & Marmaduke Atkinson.

At the age of sixteen, Henry joined the Confederate forces during the Civil War. At the second battle of Spottsylvania Court House, he was shot and captured. Henry was released at the end of the war and he returned to Virginia where he took up the practice of law. A prominent politician, he was twice elected to the Virginia State Senate where he took part in many historic reconstruction battles.

(Hayes & Allied Families of Gloucester Co. VA, p70-71)

For a full biography see the National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, p25-26. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Allen Atkinson (1815 - 1899)
  Grace Elizabeth Belvin Atkinson (1820 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  Belle V Dobson Atkinson (1848 - 1918)
 
 Children:
  Margaret Belle Atkinson Dudley (1869 - 1905)*
  Henry Dobson Atkinson (1871 - 1902)*
  Lucy Clair Atkinson Dudley (1873 - 1968)*
  Ethel Walker Atkinson Cooke (1875 - 1962)*
  Marmaduke Atkinson (1879 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  Octavia A Atkinson Gentry (1840 - 1915)*
  Virginia Atkinson (1843 - 1850)*
  Henry Aaron Atkinson (1845 - 1914)
  William Hayes Atkinson (1848 - 1902)*
  Lucy Frances Atkinson Fleet (1850 - 1931)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Statesman, lawyer & soldier

On the angel monument:
We have loved them during life, let us not abandon them until we have conducted them by our prayers into the house of the Lord.
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 23 Lot 120
GPS (lat/lon): 37.53174, -77.45996
 
Maintained by: Agate
Originally Created by: Paula J
Record added: Apr 16, 2003
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Henry Aaron Atkinson, II
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Henry Aaron Atkinson, II
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Henry Aaron Atkinson, II
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