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Clergyman , army officer

William Nelson Pendleton, American clergyman, army officer.

Background

Pendleton, William Nelson was born on December 26, 1809 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Edmund and Lucy (Nelson) Pendleton.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1830.

Career

Appointed Second lieutenant 4th Attorney Regiment, United States Army, 1830, resigned, 1833. Professor mathematics Bristol College, Pennsylvania, 1833-1837, Delaware College, Newark, 1837-1839. Ordained deacon Protestant Episcopal Church, 1837, priest, 1838.

Principal Episcopal High School of Virginia, Alexandria, 1839-1844. Taught private school, pastor 2 chs., Baltimore, 1844-1847. Rector All Saints Church, Frederick, Maryland., 1847-1853, Grace Church, Lexington, Virginia, 1853-1861, 65-83.

Deputy to General Convention Protestant Episcopal Church, 1856. Commissioned captain Rockbridge Artillery, Confederate States Army, 1861, promoted colonel, 1861, brigadier general, 1862. Chief of artillery Army of Northern Virginia, 1863-1865.

Connections

Married Anzolette Elizabeth Page, July 15, 1831, several children including Alexander, Susan (Pendleton) Lee.

father:
Edmund Pendleton

mother:
Lucy (Nelson) Pendleton

spouse:
Anzolette Elizabeth Page