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Signature of James L. Dusenbery and several photographs artistically combined.

Dusenbery, William Brevard

Signature from William B. Dusenbery's composition "States fall - arts fade - but nature doth not die."

North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

William Brevard Dusenbery (1834–1861) was the son of Lydia Davis (1797–1857) and Henry Rounsaville Dusenbery (1794–1852) and James Dusenbery’s youngest brother. He entered the University in 1850, joined the Dialectic Society, and graduated in 1853. He returned to Lexington, NC, and joined his brother Mack in the coach trimming business. William died of consumption in Marianna, FL, in 1861. He never married.

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