|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1837|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 1912|
Of Petersburg, Virginia,
born in Culpeper County, Virginia, to David Bernard and Elizabeth Ashby Bernard.
He attended the University of Virginia from 1855 to 1857. Upon graduation, he taught school in Essex County, Virginia, from 1857 to 1858,was admitted to the bar in Petersburg, Virginia, in June 1859, and commenced practicing law.
When the Civil War began, he was a member of the Petersburg Rifles which became Company E, 12th Virginia Infantry. Discharged late in 1861 because of poor health, but after recovering, he reenlisted in the Meherrin Greys (Company I, 12th Virginia), serving until captured during the Maryland Campaign of 1862. In April 1863,he rejoined Company E and served for the rest of the war. When the Civil War ended,he returned to Petersburg to practice law. He served as a member of the Petersburg school board, and was elected to the House of Delegates, serving from 1877 to 1879.Was elected prosecuting attorney for Petersburg in 1882, 1884, and 1886. He also was the attorney in Petersburg for the Norfolk and Western Railroad. Bernard spoke and wrote on the Civil War, emphasizing the battle of the Crater. Bernard married Fanny Rutherford on June 23,1870,father of Fannie R.,Kate E.,Jannatte M. and Ellen Ashby Bernard.
Bio By:Paula Lucy Delosh
David Meade Bernard (1813 - 1884)
Elizabeth Mildred Ashby Bernard (1814 - 1837)
Frances Rutherfoord Bernard (1842 - 1931)*
Frances Rutherfoord Bernard Cocke (1871 - 1929)*
Kate Elizabeth Bernard Feild (1873 - 1952)*
Janet Meldrum Bernard Nichols (1875 - 1959)*
George Strother Bernard (1881 - 1950)*
George Strother Bernard (1837 - 1912)
David Meade Bernard (1840 - 1894)**
Thomas Bernard (1849 - 1929)**
William Montfort Bernard (1851 - 1914)**
Indiana Meade Bernard (1851 - 1852)**
Fannie Overton Bernard (1858 - 1858)**
Created by: PL
Record added: Nov 20, 2006
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