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Rev George William Peterkin

Rev George William Peterkin

Birth
Clear Spring, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Death 22 Sep 1916 (aged 75)
Parkersburg, Wood County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 6446004 · View Source
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He studied at the University of Virginia and enlisted in the Confederate Army 21 April 1861, and was romoted sergeant. He was elected junior lieutenant 19 April 1862 and promoted to first lieutenant and Aide-de-camp on General William Nelson Pendleton's staff in June of 1862. He surrendered at Appomattox Court House on 9 April 1865. He then entered the Theological Seminary of Virginia, at Alexandria, and was graduated in June of 1868. On 30 May 1878, he was consecrated bishop of West Virginia. A missionary in Brazil and Puerto Rico, he married twice.


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Gravesite Details Confederate Officer. Born in MD. Minister. Missionary to Brazil and Puerto Rico. Married twice. Died in Parkersburg, WV. Subject of 1929 biography.

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  • Created by: George Seitz
  • Added: 25 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6446004
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev George William Peterkin (21 Mar 1841–22 Sep 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6446004, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by George Seitz (contributor 40539541) .