history of orange county, va

Wm. In that year also, there was a difference of two pence in the quart for "Virginia ale;" six pence "below the ridge," four pence "over the ridge." GELASBY, JESSE LEAKE, AUSTIN M. The encyclopaedias and all of his biographers state that he was born in March, 1751, but inasmuch as there was no month of March in that year, the "New Style" of reckoning the calendar year from January 1, instead of from March 25, beginning with 1752, having cut out March from 1751, it is manifest that their date is incorrect. We drove over a fine road to the mines, which lie thirteen measured miles from the Germanna, each mile being marked distinctly upon the trees. This company was organized and uniformed about two years before the raid occured. Mr. R. B. Haxall, who resided at Rocklands, gave quite an impulse to the breeding of fine stock of every kind, and also to highgrade farming. HANSFORD, W. A. 1735. The bank being very steep, the greatest part of our company went into the water to mount their horses, where they were up to the crotch in water. Baylor; served 3 years; battle of Germantown. WILHOIT, JOHN N. ROBERT TAYLOR, GILBERT, HENRY There was not seed in the County sufficient to pitch a crop, nor money wherewith to buy. Fry, for many years clerk of the County and Circuit Courts. BRAMHAM, FRANCIS 1748. In consequence of which they were produced to the Committee who deferred the full examination and final disposal of them till the Monday following. THOMAS FLEEMAN Patrick Fisher, Littleberry Low, William Lamb, David Watts, Charles Watts, James Lamb, soldiers, William Cave, non-commissioned, in Colonel Byrd's regiment; William Watson, in "Captain Overton's company of regulars for defence of this State, " in 1755. 1736. He owned quite a blacksmith's shop, and appears to have got good prices for all his supplies, which generally are rated as something extra. HERNDON, B. F. The following names are collected from the Orange "Petitions," on file in the State Library. NEWMAN, R, M. (VII. These maps also show the location of railroad lines and major waterways which were important routes of travel in early days. In the presidential election of 1860 the vote in Orange was as follows: for Bell and Everett, the pronounced Union ticket, 427; for Breckenridge and Lane, the States Rights ticket, 475 ; for Douglas and Johnson, also a pronounced Union ticket, 12; for Lincoln and Hamlin. Orange is 28 miles (45 km) northeast of Charlottesville, 88 miles (142 km) southwest of Washington, D.C., and 4 miles (6 km) east of James Madison's plantation of Montpelier. Sergeants: WEISIGER, WM. Because foreign Protestants may not understand English readily, they and their titheables made free for ten years if any such shall entertain a minister of their own. DEMPSEY, WM. She died July 12, not July 8, as the inscription reads, and she signed her name "Dolly," not "Dolley," to her will, which was dated on the 9th. JOHN SNOW. S. STONE Corporals. GENTRY, J. R. In this appendix, names are sometimes duplicated, no doubt, yet it is impossible now to tell whether persons of the same name were always the same person. HOUSEWORTH, R. H. RICHARDS, ROBT. FULLER, GEO. By the same Act fifteen hundred pounds was appropriated, to be paid to the Governor, of which five hundred for a church, courthouse, prison, pillory and stocks where the governor shall appoint them in Spotsylvania, he to employ workmen, provide material, etc. FINK, MARK There have been three county judges: William G. Williams, who resigned; William P. Tahaferro; and James W. Morton. PAYNE Orange County, annexed from Bladen, Granville, and Johnston in 1752, was named in honor of William the Fifth of Orange; King George III was William’s grandfather. 4. HOLLAND, T. ROBT. 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. I let him understand that besides the pleasure of paying him a visit, I came to be instructed by so great a master in the mystery of making of iron, wherein he had led the way, and was the Tubal Cain of Virginia. Francis Taylor's Company enlisted between Jany. BROOKMAN, HENRY DUNN, ALONZO And here, it may be said, ends the history of the Orange of the old regime-a regime which all who can recall it will delight to cherish in their memories, and the like of which no one may hope to look upon again. Jeremiah Morton; Vaucluse, of the ancient and aristocratic Grymes family; another Somerset, near Germanna-these are all old, and in a sense, historic homes. ROBT. HANSBROUGH, BYRD JOHN SCOTT 1740. ANDERSON MILLER, captain, vice Benj. ), FRANCIS TAYLOR, captain, 40 Dollars. Historic Virginia County Maps. JONES, W. A. At twelve we dined, and after dinner we mounted our horses and crossed the Rappahannock River, that runs by this place, and went to find out some convenient place for our horses to feed in, and to view the land hereabouts. This road passes La Fayette, a station on the Narrow Gauge Railroad, named in honor of the Marquis. Indeed, the terraces remain to this day. W. THOMAS JONES When this necessary affair was despatched, Colonel Willis walked me about his town of Fredericksburg. And slumbered while the darkness crept The great Baylor and Beverley grants, and other very large ones, appear to have been speculative only, for the grantees never lived in the County. SAML. 1735. BILLINGSLEY, FRANCIS LEATHERS, ANDREW JAMES BROADUS, sergeant, 8 It will be observed that this record ends on May 9, only a few days after the "Embattled farmers" of Massachusetts had " fired the shot heard round the world, " the opening gun of the Revolution at Concord, April 19, 1775. All the lumber was sawn by hand, usually with a "pit saw": such nails as were used were wrought in the blacksmiths' shops, and almost every article of domestic use was made at home. 6th. BEALE, JAS. At twelve, as we were crossing a run of water, Mr. Clouder fell in, so we called this place Clouder's Run. CHARLES MURPHY Lieutenants: JOHN SMITH WHITMAN, WM. It is stated in a note to the "Dinwiddie Papers," Vol. L. Madison, the sum of three thousand dollars to be applied to their education in such proportions as their guardian mar think right. We were very merry, and diverted ourselves with our adventures. He died at Germanna, December 14, 1799, and was buried there in the Gordon family burying ground. NORMAN KIDD FRASCATI. To William Beverley, 2,500 acres. October was then really the eighth month and January was the eleventh month of the calendar year. Second Lieutenant: BURK, THOMAS JOHNSTON, WM. 23, 1775. JONES, THOS. Commanding. JAMESON WALKER, JOHN This is the last war item of interest in the order books, and surely these are enough to show the devotion of the people to their cause. SCOTT, PHILIP H. FERRELL, HONNER This company was mustered into service at Rhoadesville, May 4, 1861, and "travelled thence to Culpeper Courthouse, where it arrived June 11 , 1861. GEO. 1740. DOUGLAS Leaving out unnecessary words it reads: Whereas divers inconveniences attend the upper inhabitants of Spotsylvania County, by reason of their great distance from the Courthouse and other places usually appointed for public meetings: Be it therefore enacted, by the Lieutenant-governor. John Coleman is named as an ensign in Continental service. JOHN JOHNSON, 28 Jan. 1776, 63 Dollars. I reckon that from Williamsburg to the Euphrates River is in all 219 miles, so that our journey, going and coming, has been in all 438 miles. The last named was the incumbent when the present constitution, which abolished the county courts, went into effect. CHAPMAN, WM. These German Protestants who came in 1714 were in fact the "First Settlers" of Orange, then a part of Essex, afterwards of Spotsylvania, and not caller Orange until 20 years later; arid as such their name; ought to be chronicled, and something of their history narrated. JAMES YAGER This monolith was erected about 1856 by private subscriptions, mostly by admirers of Madison outside the County The date of birth is an error, as explained in the sketch of Madison, infra. 1786. It is my will that the nine thousand dollars to be paid by my wife and distributed among my nephews and nieces may be paid into the Bank of Virginia, or into the Circuit Superior Court of Chancery for Orange, within three years after my death. Twenty members, April Special terms, for five shillings VA - 22960 sun. 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