He was born in 1834 in Amelia County, Virginia and had a family plantation in Chesterfield County, Virginia. He was in the Civil War. He was married to Anna Eliza Caroline (Neville). After the Civil War, they lived in Portsmouth, Virginia where he died. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/John William Partin.