Ordered, that workmen be engaged to build an addition to the courthouse for the justices' room, sixteen feet by twelve. JOHN BUSH. ), DAVID PANNILL, captain of artillery. First Lieutenant:
James Wood, Gent., produced a commission from the president and masters of William and Mary College, dated November, 1734, to be surveyor for the county. S.
HOOK, ROBT. SCOTT, JAMES
Near Nason's; the residence of Mr. C. C. Taliaferro, to whom the plantation has descended in a direct line from a Crown grant. The area was inhabited for thousands of years by various cultures of indigenous peoples. The industrial and public improvement age has begun. The Orange and Alexandria, now the Southern, having its terminus first at Gordonsville was completed about 1855. 1761
If Orange as a County ever sent an organized command to any of the French and Indian Wars no record of it has been found. RICHARDS, R.
The public buildings were removed higher up the street some years later, but, though still enjoying the right of way, the company does not keep up the insurance. A just consideration of the rights of the readers of this book impels its insertion, the cost of the Westover Manuscripts, from which it is extracted, rendering them practically inaccessible to the average reader. In September, 1767, Tom, a negro belonging to John Baylor, under two indictments for burglary and felony, not guilty of the first, guilty of the second, and having already received the benefit of clergy, the Court do adjudge that he suffer death. WIGGLESWORTH, C.
Share on Aged 62 ; enlisted in '77, 3d Regt. WILLIAM MEDLEY
LIEUT. It was 28 inches in 1856, and only in these years and 1851 did it fall below 30 inches; only twice in the whole period did it exceed 50 inches, and in one of these by but an eighth of an inch. I direct that the proceeds from the sale of my grist mill and the land annexed sold at the death of my wife, shall be paid to Ralph Randolph Gurley, secretary of the American Colonization Society, and to his executors and administrators in trust and for the purposes of the said society, whether the same be incorporated by law or not. Saint Thomas, at the Courthouse, was frequently attended during the war by Generals Lee, Stuart, and other Confederate officers of distinction; and New Zion, at Toddsberth, was occupied as a shoe shop in the winter of 1863-4. The house, as reproduced herein from a cut in the above named magazine, was burned down in 1857. In 1906 the County levy was at the rate of twenty cents on the $100 for general purposes, and ten cents for schools. In the lower part of the County, not far from the Spotsylvania line. DAVIS T. J.
"It will be proper to describe here a mound, evidently a ; tribal burial place, situated in the former territory of the Manahoac, and due probably to their labor. At that time, under the terms of the statute creating the "General Literary Fund of Virginia," of which Governor Barbour of Orange was the protagonist, there was a Board of School Commissioners in each county charged with the disbursement of the proceeds of that fund in the education of poor children. September Term. WATTS, S. C. This company was first commanded by Capt. Comparatively nothing is known of the antecedent history of this last group of Germans. 1740
Sessions lasted ten months, and the school hours were from eight to four or later. II. 1750. He was seven times wounded during the war. The annals and history of Henrico Parish, Diocese of Virginia : and St. John's P.E. WM. There is a so-called " patriotic " association, known as the " Society of Colonial Wars, " and descendants of those who participated in the French and Indian wars are eligible to membership therein. LT. JOHN GOODELL [Goodall.] ROBT. GEO. 5th. JAMES BROWN
SAML. The land was sold accordingly, and the proceeds invested, and the interest re-invested from year to year; but the executors, fearing that the will was void for uncertainty, failed to make any application of the interest to the purposes of education. Among the Orange "Petitions" in the State Library is one from Charles M. Webb, of this company, which sets out the facts here stated. R. BLEDSOE
Unfortunately all of Raleigh's attempts to found a colony on these shores failed, and the unknown fate of the one at Roanoke Island, North Carolina, remains a pathetic mystery. The present mansion is one of the handsomest houses in the County, and, as the illustration shows, is in the colonial style of architecture. BROCKMAN
GARRISON, JAMES *
Established in 1734, Orange County is named in honor of William, Prince of Orange, who in that year married Anne, Princess Royal of England. 1741. Dr. Robinson's and Mr. Clouder's boys were taken violently ill with fever. MORRIS, GEORGE
Discover the past of Orange County on historical maps Browse the old maps. The charter was repealed some years later, the petitioners for the repeal asserting that it had remained a dead letter. About ten we came to the town, where we supped, and to bed. MONTPELIER. WILLIAM HARVEY
"Prison Bounds. " JONATHAN CATHIN
1739. There are portraits of the Governor, of Lady Spotswood, and of her brother, General Elliott, in the State Library, imputed to Reynolds and Sir Peter Lely, but this claim has not been substantiated. The Rev. HARLOW, BEN. ANDERSON, JOHN
Whatever he did was thoroughly done. Augusta County was created from Orange County in 1738. B.
", In August of the same year: "Ordered, that George Robinson and Simon Akers view the way from the forks of Roan Oak (Roanoke) to the gapp over the mountains to meet the line of Brunswick County, and from the Catawba Creek into the said way.". About eight we were on horseback, and about ten we came to a thicket so tightly laced together, that we had a great deal of trouble to get through; our baggage was injured, our clothes torn all to rags, and the saddles and holsters also torn. This was probably for the well-known "Nine-Sheet" map of the State, far and away the best that has ever been made, the copper plates of which are yet in the State Library. The memorial on religious freedom, prepared by him in 1780, in which he demonstrated, perhaps for the first time, the cardinal doctrines which ought to control governments in matters of religion, was mainly efficient in putting an end to that unnatural connection between church and state to which some of the ablest statesmen of the Revolution, guided by early prejudices, too closely adhered, and will henceforth appear, as well from the beauty of its style as from the weight of its philosophy, among the most conspicuous religious landmarks in the history of our race. Abram Maury, adjt. WOOLFOLK, JOHN. BROCKMAN, L. T. sergeant *
CHAS. 1799. Also an order to William Parker to distribute the county salt so that each inhabitant receive fifteen pounds; charging eight cents a pound for the first ten pounds, and ten cents a pound for the remainder. JONATHAN ROACH
My servant was so sick, that I was obliged to leave him, and the Governor's servants took care of my horses. In 1840 condemnations began for the "Louisa Road, " now the Chesapeake and Ohio. The same book is authority also for these Taylors: JAMES, colonel; RICHARD, lieutenant-colonel, rather of General Zachary Taylor: JOHN, captain. *
TOLIVER CRAIG vice Uriel Mallory, resigned. 1779; taken prisoner at Charleston 1780; served to close of war. BENJ. Andrew Shepherd, for a mare rode express, by order of the County Lieutenant, to give notice to captains of militia to assemble their companies, May, 1781, by order of the Executive. A. F. STOFER
In consideration of the particular and valuable aids received from my brother-in-law, John C. Payne, and the affection which I bear him, I devise to him and his heirs two hundred and forty acres of land on which he lives, including the improvements on same, on which he has bestowed considerable expense, to be laid off adjoining the lands of Reuben and James Newman in a convenient form for a farm so as to include woodland, and by the said Mr. Newmans. THOMAS FLEEMAN
I saw Gen. Robert E. Lee, when he passed through Orange, April 22, 1861, and I ran off the next day and joined the Montpelier Guard, then at Harpers Ferry. This was immunity from capital punishment for a first offense, applying at first only to people who could read, but later greatly extended so as to embrace even slaves. There are two hunt clubs, which go to the field in costume and oftener pursue a bag of anise seed than reynard ; the "Tomahawk," Mr. H. O. Lyne, president and Mr. Wallace Sanford, master of hounds; and the Blue Run," Mr. William duPont, president, and Dr. James Andrews, master of hounds. MCLEAN, W M.
Aged 59; enlisted '76, Francis Taylor's Co.: served 2 years; discharged at Valley Forge; battles, Brandywine and Germantown. Nearly five thousand acres were patented by Ambrose Madison and Thomas Chew in 1723. ABNER PORTER
WILLIAM KNIGHTER [Knighton]
1735. GEORGE BROOKS
1737. TIBBIT, MATTHEW
Anthropologist, IX, 45.). Privates:
In brief it is as follows: All these first colonists belonged to the German Reformed Church, the great German branch of the Presbyterian family of churches. COBBS, T. S.
GEO. 1740. Litigation now became fast and acrimonious. I also give out of the salve fund to my nephew Ambrose Madison two thousand dollars to he applied by him to the education of his sons in such proportions as he may think right, and I also give out of the same fund the sum of five hundred dollars to each of the daughters of my deceased niece, Nelly Baldwin, and if the said fund shall not be sufficient to pay the whole of the legacies for the education of my great nephews as aforesaid and the said legacies to my great nieces, then they are to abate in proportion. One of Randolph's eccentricities was developed there. 1743. This tax realized about $50,000, and the purchase was made and the outfit delivered to Benjamin Winslow, deputy commissioner. "Sworn to before me this 22d day of July 1779 by James Burton, Lieutenant. Smith, resigned. A Colonel Bouquet, of Pennsylvania, commanded the advanced division of the army, and Captain Hogg, of Augusta, had a company in Washington's regiment. Half an hour after sunset, the guide came to us, and we went to cross the river by another ford higher up. (Vol. I saw and endured Reconstruction, including the Black Crook Convention of 1867-68, negroes, aliens and all. YOUNG
Abolished about 1796. At the outbreak of the war he had five sons of military age, and three daughters, the eldest having lately been married to Col. Edward T. H. Warren, of Harrisonburg, who afterwards became colonel of the Tenth Virginia Infantry. 1738. 1735. TAYLOR
CAPT. For one day detained, per account, £ 8. Further information about the town and county's history may be obtained at the Visitor's Bureau, located in the Town of Orange. Jewish Orange County: The Early Years November 20, 2020 Jamie Hiber Jews have been in Orange County since 1857, when it was still a part[…] The beautifully terraced garden laid out in the form of a horseshoe was Madison's own plan. LOCUST LAWN. WOOD, BELLFIELD W.
By ten of the clock I had taken all of my ounce of Jesuit's Bark, but my head was much out of order. Fortythree hundred dollars was in bank stock, the balance represented by bonds of citizens of the County secured on real estate. Captain Eheart was killed in battle at Spotsylvania Courthouse, May 12 z, 1864. The Number of People Taken in Orange County by Benj. prominent citizen of Greene is to the effect that her portion of the fund constitutes a real factor in the public school system. Aged 61; enlisted in '76 in 2d Va. Cont. WAUGH
Mungo Marshall, of hallowed memory, rector from 1753 to 1758, was buried there, but his grave was left unmarked. To Francis Conway, 576 acres. Professor Rogers says: " In Spotsylvania and the adjacent counties, Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna and Buckingham, numerous veins of auriferous rocks have been wrought for some time, from many of which rich returns have been procured, and under improved modes of operation a still larger profit may be expected.". 1735. FLOYD, CHARLES
The Madison Grant, " for example, was made while the grantee was still a resident of King and Queen. But in May, 1777, commissions from Patrick Henry, the first governor of the new " Commonwealth, " directed to James Madison, Francis Moore, William Bell, Rowland Thomas, Reuben Daniel, Zachary Burnley, Thomas Bell, William Moore, Andrew Shepherd, Thomas Barbour, Johnny Scott, Benjamin Grymes, James Madison, Jr., Uriel Mallory, Catlett Conway, and Jeremiah White,were received: and they constituted the first bench of justices under the new regime. But ah! I rode eight miles together over a stony road, and had on either side continual poisoned fields, with nothing but saplings growing on them. Benjamin Powell, sergeant, Thomas Fitzgerald and John Williams, soldiers, in Colonel Byrd's regiment, 1758. EUBANK, T. P.
WM. Colonel Byrd was one of the commissioners to run the boundary line between Virginia and North Carolina, and also a commissioner on the part of the colony to define the southwestern limit of Lord Fairfax's grant, reporting strenuously and conclusively that the modern Rappahannock River was the true boundary; which report, however, did not finally prevail. Why a person not a citizen of the County should have been made clerk does not appear, but he continued to be such until his death, in the summer of 1740. 1735. HUME, FRANCIS
1735. Remembering many happy days there, I pay the ruins the passing tribute of a tear. BEAR, BERNARD
To Revise and amend the constitution, A. C. Walter. CHARLES, surgeon
Mr. Benjamin Johnson, the proprietor, gave me this tradition certainly as long ago as 1875. W,
THOMPSON, R. M.
CULLEN, first lieutenant
MAGRUDER, JAS. BURRUS, W. T.
BROCK, R. S.
Continental Line. 1852, ed. THOMAS BREEDLOVE
", Farming implements and other personal property. Meantime the costs had been enormous, and, what with the losses and the expenses of litigation, there was not much left of this noble charity for the school board to administer. GEORGE W. SPOTSWOOD, Sergeants. SERGT. 1735. MORGAN, THOMAS
The well-to-do got their clothes and wines and some furnishings from England, the poorer people wore homespun. JAMES GILL
GIBSON, J. FRANK
GOODMAN, H. G.
Note that now the year begins on January 1st, and not March 25th as heretofore. MANOAH SINGLETON
Slaughter, that, " as Swift Run Gap is the only `pass' which the head waters of York, James and Rappahannock approximate, etc. " WOODSON, M. B.
We could not find any fordable place, except the one by which we crossed, and it was deep in several places. Women were imported and sold to the colonists, and the price of a wife rose from one hundred and twenty to a hundred and fifty pounds of tobacco. Samuel Davies, addressed it by request on the eve of its departure for the frontiers. So much beloved was he by the soldiers, that he was prevailed on to accept a captaincy of one of the companies. At once there were no "Unionists" in Orange; certainly none that disclosed themselves until after the war had ended disastrously, and an office was in sight. DAVIS, W. D.
BENONI HANSFORD promoted one grade. COURSEY
There was not seed in the County sufficient to pitch a crop, nor money wherewith to buy. He held his first term, April 187o, and appointed Lewis B. Williams, Commonwealth's Attorney and John G. Williams, Clerk of the courts. To the credit of the negroes be it said that many of them, notwithstanding the wiles of their charmers, accepting their freedom as a great boon, continued to be orderly, respectful, and industrious. LANCASTER, RICHD. The general character of the water, however, outside of the narrow limestone belt, is pure freestone, and with rare exceptions of most excellent quality, though in the red land district many of the springs become tinged with the color of the soil in long wet spells. Verdiersville, in the grim humor of the soldiers, was known as "My Dearsville," during the war. For discussion of history and genealogy of the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia you are welcomed to join the New River History and Genealogy Discussion Group. Va. Hist. WALSH, JOSEPH
1740. The companies were reviewed May 8, and the officers commissioned. LIEUT. ", And these are but types, remarkable though they be, of the resolute fathers and sons in Orange, "in the time of the war.". Benjamin Cave qualified as sheriff, with Thomas Chew and James Barbour as his sureties, and William Henderson as under-sheriff. Lieutenants:
PHILIP MALLORY, 2d Lt. in 1777; 1st Lt. 1778; Capt. THOMAS SHELTON
MAUTIPLY, J. G.
YOUNG, ROBT. Madison died in 1836, and his widow qualified as executrix, giving bond for $100,000. J. AYLOR, B.
Also the following, during this year, proved two years service: ZACHARIAH TAILOR,aged 72JEREMIAH WHITE,77JAMES HANEY,73RICHARD GOODALL,74ABSALOM ROACH,72JOHN DAVIS,76JAMES JONES,73PHILEMON RICHARDS,78JAMES DANIEL,74GEO. KENDALL, HENRY
HANSFORD, W. A.
This road started at Doswell and ended at Louisa. CRITTENDEN, wagon master
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