Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Chews in:
 • Zion Episcopal Churchyard
 • Charles Town
 • Jefferson County
 • West Virginia
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement
Roger Preston Chew
Birth: Apr. 9, 1843
Loudoun County, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 1921
Charles Town
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Graduating in 1861 from the Virginia Military Institute due to an accelerated graduation program because of the war, he served as Captain of the "Ashby" battery of Horse Artillery in 1861. In the early stages of the war his service was mainly in the Shenandoah Valley. His unit was eventually incorporated into the Stuart Horse Artillery of the cavalry corps of the Army of Northern Virginia. He was promoted to Major and given command of that unit in 1864, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel February 18, 1865. He was one of the most respected artillerists in the Army of Northern Virginia. Following the war he served in the West Virginia Legislature being elected from 1882 through 1888. He was a son-in-law of John Augustine Washington, who lost his life in September 1861 while serving on General Robert E. Lee's staff. (bio by: Steve Dunn) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Roger Chew (1797 - 1864)
  Sarah West Aldridge Chew (1810 - 1876)
 
 Spouse:
  Louisa Fontaine Washington Chew (1844 - 1927)*
 
 Children:
  Christine W Chew Roszel (1872 - 1954)*
  Margaret Preston Chew (1883 - 1972)*
 
 Sibling:
  John A. Chew (1838 - 1898)*
  Roger Preston Chew (1843 - 1921)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Zion Episcopal Churchyard
Charles Town
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Steve Dunn
Record added: May 26, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7494574
Roger Preston Chew
Added by: Tom Nichols
 
Roger Preston Chew
Added by: BIRDMAN
 
Roger Preston Chew
Added by: BIRDMAN
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Eddie Inman
 Added: Jun. 11, 2016
For services rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Apr. 9, 2016

- BIRDMAN
 Added: Mar. 17, 2015
There are 53 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.0 after 32 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service