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Gen Rufus Barringer
Birth: Dec. 2, 1821
Concord
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1895
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He attended the University of North Carolina, graduating in the class of 1842. He then practiced law in Concord, North Carolina and served in the State General Assembly in 1848 and 1850. He was a Presidential Elector in the critical election of 1860. Barringer entered Confederate service as the Captain of Company F ("The Cabarrus Rangers"), 1st Regiment North Carolina Cavalry. He was promoted to Major in August of 1863, and by June 1st, 1864 he had been appointed to the rank of Brigadier General. He led a brigade of cavalry in the division of Major General W.H.F. Lee in the Army of Northern Virginia until the end of the war. After the war, he was active in Republican politics in his native state. He was a brother-in-law to Confederate generals D.H. Hill and Thomas J. Jackson. (bio by: Jeff Stepp) 
 
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 Parents:
  Paul Mathias Barringer (1778 - 1844)
  Elizabeth Brandon Barringer (1783 - 1844)
 
 Spouses:
  Margaret Taylor Long Barringer (1837 - 1918)*
  Eugenia Exirene Morrison Barringer (1833 - 1858)*
  Eugenia Erixene Morrison Barringer (1833 - 1858)*
  Rosalie Augusta Chunn Barringer (1841 - 1864)*
 
 Children:
  Anna Morrison Barringer (1855 - 1874)*
  Rufus Chunn Barringer (1862 - 1963)*
 
 Siblings:
  Daniel Moreau Barringer (1806 - 1873)*
  Paul Brandon Barringer (1809 - 1878)*
  Matthew Barringer (1813 - 1817)*
  Elizabeth Brandon Barringer Harris (1818 - 1872)*
  Alfred Barringer (1820 - 1824)*
  Rufus Barringer (1821 - 1895)
  Catherine Jane Barringer Means (1824 - 1874)*
  Victor Clay Barringer (1827 - 1896)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Charlotte
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.23544, -80.84625
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jeff Stepp
Record added: Mar 19, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5301068
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General Rufus Barringer
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: May. 8, 2015
FATHER OF DR. PAUL BRANDON BARRINGER WHO IS NOTED FOR HIS WORK AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN ESTABLISHING THE MEDICAL SCHOOL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA AND WHO LATER BECAME THE PRESIDENT OF THE NOW NAMED VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY IN BLACKSBURG, VA.
- Tom Fagart
 Added: Apr. 22, 2015

- Sheila Cole Deinhart
 Added: Feb. 23, 2015
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