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Alexander Frederick "Fred" Fleet Sr.  



2 Fleet, Alexander Frederick "Fred" Sr. Born: 6 JUN 1843 King and Queen County Virginia Died: 3/4 September 1911 Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia buried 5 Sept 1911 Westview Cemetery Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia married: 7 July 1871 in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Virginia Matheson, Belle S / Arabella Little Seddon Born: December 1851 Virginia Death: 1940 daughter of John Seddon and Mary Alexander Little.

He was one of the Founders of the:
Order of Runnemede,
Missouri Society of Colonial Wars (and Governor)
Missouri Society of Sons of the Revolution (Historian)

Educated University of Virginia,

Professor of Greek at Missouri State University, Founder of Missouri Military Academy, Superintendent of Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana from 1896 to 1910

He joined the Confederate army in 1861, serving as a Bvt 2 lieutenant and aide-de- Assistant Adjutant-General in Gen. Henry A. Wise's Brigade, C.S.A He was present at Gen. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox.


The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume IV
    FLEET, Alexander Frederick, educator, was born in King and Queen county, Va., in 1843; son of Dr. Benjamin and Maria Louisa (Walker) Fleet. His father, Dr. Benjamin Fleet, born Jan. 25, 1818, and died March 8, 1865, was a physician and magistrate in King and Queen county, state of Virginia. His first ancestor in America was Capt. Henry Fleet, who came to Virginia about 1621, and was a member of the Maryland legislature and of the Virginia house of burgesses. He received his education at Fleetwood and Aberdeen academies, Va., and at the University of Virginia, which he left in 1861 to enter the military service of the Confederate states. He remained in the service throughout the entire period of the war, and at its close he returned to the university, where he studied, 1865-67. He was a teacher at Kenmore school, Fredericksburg, Va., 1867-68; and had charge of the department of Greek in the William Jewell college 1868-73. He also served as chairman of the fac ulty. He was president of the Baptist female college at Lexington, Mo., 1873-79; was professor of Greek in the Missouri state university, Columbia, Mo., 1879-90, and in 1890 founded and became superintendent of the Missouri military academy at Mexico, Mo. In 1891 he was president of the Missouri state teachers' association. In 1896, upon the destruction by fire of the Missouri military academy, he transferred his school to Culver, Ind., and united with the Culver military academy, of which he had twice been superintendent. This school in 1900 had an enrollment of 220 cadets. br>

U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
Name: Alexander Frederick Fleet
Occupation: Student
Age at enlistment: 18
Enlistment Date: 13 Jun 1861
Rank at enlistment: 1st Sergt
Enlistment Place: Clarkson, Virginia
State Served: Virginia
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company I, Virginia 26th Infantry Regiment on 13 Jun 1861.
Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 13 May 1862
Born: Date: abt 1843
Sources: The Virginia Regimental Histories Series

Alexander Frederick Fleet-"Fred" to his family and friends-was a precocious youth of seventeen and a student at the University of Virginia in the fall of 1860. Southern Invincibility: A History of the Confederate Heart Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1st edition (October 1999) Wiley Sword

The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Missouri
CHARTER MEMBERS SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI:
2. ALEXANDER FREDERICK FLEET

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Indiana
CHARTERED 26 MAY 1903
Number Indiana Warrior Gen Soc Ancestor
5 Col. Alexander Frederick Fleet, LLD 0402 Robert Brooke

A SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENERAL REGISTER OF THE SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS A.D. 1906 PUBLISHED BY DIRECTION OF
THE GENERAL COUNCIL BOSTON 1906
GENTLEMEN OF THE COUNCIL...Col. A. F. Fleet,

1850; Census Place: St Stephens Parish, King and Queen, Virginia; Roll: M432_954; Page: 188A; Image: 377
Name: A Frederick Flett
Age: 7
Estimated born: year: abt 1843
Born: Place: Virginia
Gender: Male
Home in 1850 (City,County,State): St Stephens Parish, King and Queen, Virginia
Family Number: 656
Household Members: Name Age
Dock Benjamin Flett 32
Maria Louisa Flett 28
A Frederick Flett 7
Benjamin Robert Flett 4
Maria Louisa Flett 2

1860; Census Place: , King and Queen, Virginia; Roll: M653_1357; Page: 456; Image: 36; Family History Library Film: 805357
Name: Frederick Fleet
Age in 1860: 17
Born: Year: abt 1843
Born:place: Virginia
Home in 1860: King and Queen, Virginia
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Benja Fleet 42
Maria L Fleet 37
Frederick Fleet 17
Benjamin R Fleet 13
Maria L Fleet 11
David W Fleet 9
Fronen Fleet 7
Bessey Fleet 5
James W Fleet 4
Margarett Dunn 47

1860; Census Place: , Stafford, Virginia; Roll: M653_1375; Page: 948; Image: 418;
Name: Belle Seddon
Age in 1860: 8
Born: Year: abt 1852
Born:place: Virginia
Home in 1860: Stafford, Virginia
Gender: Female
Post Office: Stafford Court House
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Jno Seddon 33
Mary A Seddon 33
Thos A Seddon 10
Belle Seddon 8
John P Seddon 6
James A Seddon 4
Susan P Seddon 1
Ann Hamilton 67

1870; Census Place: Falmouth, Stafford, Virginia; Roll: M593_1680; Page: 37B; Image: 78; Family History Library Film: 553179.
Name: Arabella Seddon
Born: Year: abt 1852
Age in 1870: 18
Born:place: Virginia
Home in 1870: Falmouth, Stafford, Virginia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Falmouth
Household Members: Name Age
Mary A Seddon 43
Arabella Seddon 18 John P Seddon 16
James A Seddon 14
William L Seddon 7
Rose Rankins 60
Harrett Roberson 60
Elizabeth Rollins 23

Susan Rollins 14 Ellen Lewis 10

Name: A. F. Fleet City: Lexington State: Virginia Date: 1873
Excerpts from 1877 Atlas of Lafayette County, Missouri Township 51 North Range 27 West

1880; Census Place: Columbia, Boone, Missouri; Roll: 676; Family History Film: 1254676; Page: 159A; Enumeration District: 16;
A. F. Fleet 37
B. S. Fleet 28
Minnie S. Fleet 7
B. S. Fleet 4
J. S. Fleet 2
H. W. Fleet 5 m
M. A. Seddon 55 Mother-in-Law
Lucinda Adkins 56 servant
Fannie Adkins 28 servant
Felix Adkins 15 servant

U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
Name: Alexander F Fleet
Born: Date: 6 Jun 1843
Born: Place: County of King & Queen, Virginia
Passport Issue Date: 16 May 1887
Passport Includes a Photo: N
Source: Passport Applications, 1795-1905 (M1372)

Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T623_392; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 82.
Alexander F Fleet 56 Jun 1843 Virginia
Belle S Fleet 48 Dec 1851
Mary S Gignilliat 26 Jan 1874 Missouri Daughter
John S Fleet 22 May 1878 Missouri
Henry W Fleet 20 Feb 1880 Missouri
William A Fleet 16 Oct 1883 Missouri
Charles P Fleet 12 May 1888 Virginia
Reginald S Fleet 4 Aug 1895 Missouri
Leigh R Gignilliat 1 May 1899 Indiana Grandson
Leigh R Gignilliat 26 Jul 1873 Son-in-Law
Mary A Seddon 72 Mother-in-Law
Year: 1910; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T624_370; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 114;
A F Col Fleet 67
Bellle S Fleet 58
Charles P Fleet 21
Reginald S Fleet 14

Year: 1920;Census Place: Atlanta Ward 8, Fulton, Georgia; Roll: T625_253; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 134; Image: 298.
Belle S Fleet 68
Reginald S Fleet 24

Year: 1890; Census Place: Columbia, Boone, Missouri; Roll: 29; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 21
1890 Veterans Schedules
Veteran's Name: Alexander F Fleet
Home in 1890 (Township, County, State): Columbia, Boone, Missouri
Year enlisted: 1861
Year discharged: 1865
Rank: Major

Name: Alexander Frederick Fleet
Born: - Death: 1843-1911
Source Citation:
    •The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans. Brief biographies of authors, administrators, clergymen, commanders, editors, engineers, jurists, merchants, officials, philanthropists, scientists, statesmen, and others who are making American history. 10 volumes. Edited by Rossiter Johnson. Boston: The Biographical Society, 1904. (TwCBDA)

    •Who Was Who in America. A component volume of Who's Who in American History. Volume 1, 1897-1942. Chicago: A.N. Marquis Co., 1943. (Who Am 1)

Register of officers and members of the Society of Colonial Wars, 1897-1898 : constitution of the General Society. (in German)
Military pg. 311
State Society No. 2
General Society No. 402
Fleet, Prof, Alexander Frederick, A.M., L.L.D., Culver, Ind.
6th in descent from Lieut-Col. Henry fleet
7th in descents from Robert Brooke

7th in descent from captain James Neale
6th in descents from Frances Hutchins
PG. 411 Hutchens, Frances Member of the Maryland House of assembly, 1694... FLEET, ALEXANDER F. 31
Boone County, Missouri Obituaries, 1902-13
Name: Alexander Frederick, Col. Fleet
Born: Date/Age: abt 66 # GA
Died:Date: 3 Sep 1911
Weant, Kenneth, comp.. Boone County, Missouri 4811 Deaths Reported in the Columbia Missouri Herald, 2 January 1902 - 29 August 1913

Audrain County, Missouri Obituaries, 1904-16
Name: Alexander Frederick, Col. Fleet
Age/Born: Date: * gr
Died:Date: 4 Sep 1911
Weant, Kenneth, ed Collection of obituaries in Audrain County, Missouri newspapers between 1904 and 1916

Audrain County, Missouri Deaths, 1876-1905
about Alexander Frederick, Col. @ Fleet Name: Alexander Frederick, Col. @ Fleet
Age or Born: Date: # GA
Died:Date: 3 Sep 1911
Issue Date: 7 Sep 1911
    •Weant, Kenneth E. Audrain County, Missouri 5330 Deaths Reported in and Chronological Index to Selected Articles from the Mexico Weekly Ledger 21 September 1876 to 14 November 1898. Volume 7. Missouri: Kenneth E. Weant, 2001
    •Weant, Kenneth E. Audrain County, Missouri 5505 Deaths Reported in & Chronological Index to Selected Articles from the Mexico Weekly Ledger 26 December 1898 to 26 December 1905. Volume 8. Missouri: Kenneth E. Weant, 2001.

The Indianapolis Star
Tuesday, September 5, 1911
Col. Alex F. Fleet is Dead
Begins career as Pedagogue Soon After War, in Which He Served on Confederate Side.
    CULVER, Ind. - Sept 4. - (Special) - col. Alexander Frederick fleet, a noted classical scholar and educator, who was for eleven years professor of Greek in the University of Missouri and for fourteen years superintendent of the culver Military Academy in Indiana, is dead at the home of his son in Atlanta, Ga.

    col. fleet was born in Virginia in 1843, and after being graduated from the University of Virginia entered the Confederate army, in which he served from 1861 to 1865, rising to the grade of adjutant general in the brigade of Gen. H. a. Wise at the time of the surrender at Appomattox.

    Aster the war he went into educational work in Missouri, where he occupied the chair of Greek in William Jewel College and in the University of Missouri. He was also president for six years of the Lexington Female College.

    FOUNDS MILITARY ACADEMEY

    In 1890 he founded the Missouri Military Academy at Mexico, Mo., and continued at its head until it was destroyed by fire in 1896. Following that event he was called to the superintendancy of the Culver military Academy. To his administrative ability is largely due the growth and prominence of this Indiana Institution. A year ago failing health made necessary the giving up of active work, and he was retired as superintendent emeritus and was succeeded by the present superintendent, col. L. R. Gignilliat.

    col. Fleet was for several years a member of the managing board of the American School of classical Studies in Athens and was a member of the 'committee of ten" of the National Educational Association in 1894. He was a governor of the Society of colonial Ways, historian of the Sons of the Revolution and a founder of the Order of Runnymede.


Newspaper: Atlanta Constitution, The (1881-2001)
Publication: 6 Sep 1911 - Atlanta, Georgia
colonel Alexander f. Fleet
    The funeral of Colonel Alexander Fleet, who died at the home of his son, Professor J. S. fleet, was held from the residence, 35 Peachtree place, yesterday afternoon at 3:300 o'clock. The service was conducted by Rev. Charles Daniel and Rev. Richard Orme Flinn. The interment, in West View was private.

Friday, September 8, 1911
Rochester Sentinel
    Col. Alexander Frederick FLEET, a noted classical scholar and educator, who was for eleven years professor of Greek in the University of Missouri and for fourteen years superintendent of the CULVER Military academy in Indiana, is dead at the home of his son in Atlanta, Georgia.

    In 1890 he founded the Missouri Military academy at Mexico, Missouri, and continued at its head until it was destroyed by fire in 1896. Following that event he was called to the superintendency of the Culver Military academy. To his administrative ability is largely due the growth and prominence of this Indiana institution. A year ago failing health made necessary the giving up of active work, and he was retired as superintendent and was succeeded by the present superintendent, Col. L. R. GIGNILLIAT.







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