William Roane Aylett, Jr., (November 2, 1871 in Tappahannock, Virginia – April 25, 1942) was the author of the words to the University of Virginia football song "Oh, Carolina." Aylett's father, William Roane Aylett, attended the University from 1850 to 1854, and served as a Colonel in the Army of Northern Virginia as part of Armistead's 2nd Brigade in the Battle of Gettsyburg.
Aylett Jr. graduated from the University in 1895 as a Doctor of Medicine. He settled in Tappahannock and practiced medicine there, becoming known as "our beloved physician" (the name on his tombstone). He is buried in the cemetery of St. John's Church in Tappahannock, where a stained glass window is dedicated to his memory.
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