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Claudius Washington "C.W." Bonney
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1845
Death: Sep. 18, 1883

Murdered by John Jarvis. Jarvis felt himself wronged in a business transaction. Bonney had bought a farm Jarvis had been dispossessed of. Bonney and two carpenters were engaged in building a house there on Tuesday, September 18, when Jarvis approached them with a shotgun, saying he had been hunting. He and Bonney had an apparently friendly conversation, with Jarvis offering Bonney a drink from the whisky bottle he carried. As Bonney took the bottle to his lips, Jarvis discharged buckshot into him, killing him instantly. On January 11, 1884, Jarvis was hung in the jailyard at Princess Anne, the first there in many years.

Claudius Washington Bonney was from London Bridge Township, Princess Anne County. At age 19 he enlisted in the Confederate Army. He was a private in the 15th Virginia Cavalry, then transferred to the 20th Battalion of Virginia Artillery. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Bonney (1808 - 1879)
  Elizabeth Theodosia White Bonney (1817 - 1861)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Virginia Davis Bonney (1846 - 1926)*
 
 Children:
  Mary E Bonney Greenland (1869 - 1942)*
  Claudius Frederick Bonney (1870 - 1943)*
  Eliza Bonney Hoskins (1872 - 1945)*
  Winifred Wright Bonney Davis (1873 - 1949)*
  Edgar Keenan Bonney (1876 - 1956)*
  Margaret Bonney McPherson (1882 - 1957)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Frances Bonney (1834 - 1835)*
  Eliza Ann Bonney Tebault (1836 - 1895)*
  John Crawford Bonney (1838 - 1849)*
  Georgiana Chandler Bonney Councill (1841 - 1908)*
  Sarah Jane Bonney (1842 - 1864)*
  Claudius Washington Bonney (1845 - 1883)
  Justrica Roberta Bonney (1848 - 1848)*
  Nathaniel Elisha Bonney (1848 - 1909)*
  Adoniram Judson Bonney (1853 - 1853)*
  Charles Leonard Bonney (1855 - 1908)*
  Frederick Boush Bonney (1861 - 1861)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Plot: ELM, Block 4TH A E, Lot 29
 
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Jul 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54897508
Claudius Washington C.W. Bonney
Added by: George Seitz
 
Claudius Washington C.W. Bonney
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