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Rev. George. Washington Dame

Male 1812 - 1895  (83 years)


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  • Name George. Washington Dame 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 27 Jul 1812  New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1870  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1880  Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Dec 1895  Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Green Hill Cemetery, Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2714  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 

    Family Mary Maria Page,   b. 5 Sep 1813, , Hanover, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1895, Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Ellen Page Dame,   b. 5 Dec 1849, Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1890, Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F923  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jul 1812 - New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Dec 1895 - Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Green Hill Cemetery, Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Chaplain,Danville post(Va.)-CSA
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      "Dr. George Washington Dame, father of Dr. William Meade Dame, was a prominent clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal church, and for the remarkably long period of fifty-six years was rector of Camden parish, Danville, Virginia. He was at one time Professor of Latin in Hampden Sidney College, and for several years held the office of superintendent of public schools in Pittsylvania county, Virginia. He was a man of "dauntless energy, gift for teaching, utter unselfishness and great charity toward all men." He married Mary Maria, daughter of Major Carter Page, of "The Fork," Cumberland county, Virginia, and his wife, Lucy (Nelson) Page.

      He lived Danville Virginia. Came to Virginia May 1823 to be educated at Hampden-Sidney College, of which his uncle, Jonathan P. Cushing, was President. Was a professor there from 1832 to 1836. Was principal of a female academy in Lynchburg Virginia in 1838, and at Prince Edward Courthouse in 1839 and 1840. Ordained and moved to Danville Virginia in Sep 1840. Was principal of a female academy from 1840 to 1864, and rector of Camden Parish from 1840 to 1890 ?  fifty years.

      "Civil War Prison Chaplain. Most of the 1300 Union soldiers who died in the six Confederate prisons in Danville are buried in National Cemetery in Danville. Dame "would go to the prisons each day and copy down the names of those who had died." His records have been used in a project to more fully identify the men buried there.

      Dr. Rev. George Washington Dame lived on a three-acre tract on Colquhoun Street not so far from what became the National Cemetery after the Civil War. Dr. Dame prepared wooden markers for federal prisoners who died while being held prisoners of war. He is largely responsible for preserving the identity of more that 1,300 soldiers who remain buried in the cemetery on Lee Street."