Class of 1842

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Birth: January 24, 1824; Baltimore, Maryland

 Death: November 13, 1865 (age 41); Montgomery White Sulphur Springs, Virginia

 Military service: Mexican War, 1847-49 (Surgeon); USN, 1861-63  (Surgeon)

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College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1842

William Lewis Dewart was born in Sunbury, Pennsylvania on June 21, 1821, the only son of Lewis and Elizabeth Ligett Dewart. His father was an influential railroad director and politician who had been speaker of the Pennsylvania house, congressman...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1842
Thomas Jefferson Jordan

Birth: December 3, 1821; Walnut Hill, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

Death:  April 3, 1895 (age 73);  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Military Service: USA, 1861-65

Unit: 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry "Lochiel Cavalry," 92nd U.S....

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1842

James Kelly was born in Blanchard on the northeastern edge of Centre County, Pennsylvania on February 16, 1819. He was educated at the Milton and Lewisburg Academies and took his undergraduate degree at Princeton University in 1839. He enrolled...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1842
Willard Saulsbury, c.1860

Willard Saulsbury was born as the youngest of three sons of William and Margaret Smith Saulsbury, wealthy landowners in Kent County, Delaware, on June 2, 1820. Saulsbury prepared at Delaware College at Newark, and attended Dickinson College in...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1842

Carroll Spence was born at Mount Clare, the family home, on the outskirts of Baltimore, Maryland on February 22, 1818, the son of naval hero Robert Traill and Mary Clare Carroll Spence. He was educated privately and then in the law department at...

College Relationship: Alumnus/Alumna
Year: Class of 1842
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