Lebanon News, Lebanon, VA

October 22, 1926

School Days Here 71 Years Ago

Now domiciled at the Soldier's Home in Richmond, John C. Dickenson writes of school days in Lebanon seventy-one years ago.

He mentions as his schoolmates several whose names are on old records, none of whom however, are alive: Tom Pruner, Lilburn and Fullen Hendricks, James Taze Gilmer, Charlie Carter, John Gray, Hop Boyd and Dick Wyatt.

Mr. Dickenson states that he was well acquainted with J. W. Bausell, Towsen Daugherty, who was killed in the last bloody fight at Gettysburg, and also went to school with Miss Ruth Daugherty, an aunt of Towsen Daugherty and Mrs. J. W. Bausell, of Lebanon.

Miss Ruth Daugherty was a niece of General Townsend.

Mr. Dickenson remembers the Katy Sage kidnapping, the story which was published in the News two weeks ago.

Mr. Dickenson says he hopes some one familiar with the history of the Dickenson families that located in Abingdon in 1720, will give a sketch of their history in a future issue of the News.