Col William Baskerville

Col William Baskerville

Birth
Lombardy Grove, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA
Death 19 Jul 1893 (aged 77)
Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA
Burial Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 35469706 · View Source
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William Baskerville was born at "Lombardy Grove," Mecklenburg County, Virginia, April 10, 1816. Eldest son of Charles Baskerville, 1st, and Elizabeth Ann Coleman. Studied with tutors from Trinity College, Dublin and University of Glasgow, Scotland. Educated at Hampton Sidney College, Virginia. William Baskerville, Jr. married first, Susanna Jiggitts of "Tall Grove", Mecklenburg County, Virginia. Second, Alice Riddle Sturdivant of Petersburg, Virginia.

He was a large planter at this estate "Buena Vista" on Roanoke River. He served Mecklenburg County first as Justice of the Peace; was Colonel of the 98th Regiment (Militia); served in the House of Delegates of Virginia Legislature; also in the Virginia Senate later. After heavy loses from the condition due to the Civil War, William Baskerville, Jr. read law in the office of Col. Thomas F. Goode, admitted to the Mecklenburg Bar, he was partner in the office of Col. Thomas F. Goode. For some time, he was commissioner of Accounts for the County with an office on the first floor of the Court House. After a stroke of paralysis, William Baskerville had to retire from active work. Esteemed and lamented, he passed away July 19, 1893, and rests in St. James Episcopal Church Yard in Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia.

This is a photograph of original painting now displayed in Court House, Boydton, VA.


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  • Added: 3 Apr 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 35469706
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col William Baskerville (10 Apr 1816–19 Jul 1893), Find a Grave Memorial no. 35469706, citing Saint James Episcopal Church Cemetery, Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by MLeckie (contributor 47111807) .