Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday's Obituary: Colonel Norborne Berkeley

Richmond Times Dispatch
January 19, 1911

BERKELEY - Entered into rest at Evergreen, Prince William county, Va. on January 12th, 1911, COLONEL NORBORNE BERKELEY, son of Lewis Berkeley and of Frances Calendar Noland, his wife, of Aldie, Loudoun county, Va.

Colonel Berkeley was born on March 31st, 1828, and was therefore nearly eighty-three years old at the time of his death.  He was educated at the Episcopal High School and the Virginia Military Institute, where he graduated in 1848.

Entering the service of the Confederacy as major of the Eighth Virginia Regiment in the early summer of 1861, he served with great distinction throughout the war, and rose to the rank of colonel.  Just before the end of the war he was brevetted brigadier-general.

He married Lavinia Hart, daughter of Dr. Carter Berkeley and of Mary Randolph Spottswood Brooke, his wife, and leaves four sons -- Edmund Spottswood, of Van Vleck, Texas; Norborne, of Pendleton, Oregon; Charles Carter, of Seattle, Washington, and William Noland, of Annapolis, Md.

Colonel Berkeley's death will bring distress to a large circle of relatives and friends.

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