Judge Asa Dupuy Dickinson graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1836. He and his wife Sallie C. Irvine lived on the Springfield Plantation in Prince Edward County until the house burned in 1877. He is buried in College Church Cemetery on the Campus of Hampden-Sydney College.
Around 1823 at four years old, while living on the campus of Hampden-Sydney College in the household of Col. Armistead Burwell, Elizabeth Keckley was tasked with taking care of the infant Elizabeth Burwell. Keckley rocked the cradle “most industriously” and the baby fell out. Keckley seized a fire-shovel to scoop up the baby, her mistress Mrs. Burwell told her to leave the child alone and “then ordered that I be taken out and lashed for my carelessness. The blows were not administered with a light hand, I assure you, and doubtless the severity of the lashing has made me remember it so well.”
Francis Watkins was a trustee of Hampden-Sydney College (Academy - Feb. 2, 1775; Charter Trustee - May 1783, resigned May 8, 1815) and involved in the financial affairs of minor Robert Watkins. He served as deputy clerk and clerk of Prince Edward County court from 1767-1825.
The record of Major James Morton presenting an account for the hire of "Negro David" who had been employed in the service of the College. The payment of 14.19.3 pounds sterling was allowed. Recorded in the minutes of the trustees 1 January 1803
John Peter Mettauer graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1811. After attending medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, Mettauer returned to Prince Edward County, Virginia, and opened his own medical institute in 1867.