Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace

Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace
This house and property belonged to John Ward, Jr At his death he willed the property to his nephew William Ward

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

December 22, 2010 Robert Adams 1680 - 1740

Excerpts from Goochland County, Virginia Deeds, 1741-1745

Copyright 1990
by T.L.C. Genealogy
Deed Book 4 page 2
January 30, 1741, from Thos Hall of Goochland and Martha, his wife, to Humphry Parrish, Jr., for 16 pounds, all that tract of land of about 100 acres in Goochland and on both side of a branch of Licking Hole Creek, and bounded by (trees).  The land was bought by the said Thomas Hall of Robt. Adams deceased.  Signed- Thomas T. Hall, Martha Hall. Witness Henry Martin, David Parish, Thomas Parish.  Recorded June 15, 1742.

(So here is more proof that Robert Adams is deceased.  However, since we have a recorded Will, that has already been proved.)

Deed Book 4 page 118
March 14, 1742, from Matthew Graves and Susannah, his wife, of the Parish of St. James and Goochland, to Henry Martin of Goochland, for 53 pounds 10 shillings, all that tract of land on the branches of Licking Hole Creek, and bounded by William Atkinson, Holland, Frances Cooley.  The same was granted to Robert Adams, deceased, by patent dated August 25, 1731, and left by his will unto his daughter Susanah, the wife of the above said Matthew Graves, signed - Mathew Graves, Susanah Graves.  Witness Robert Addams, Charles Moorman Jr. James Graves.  Recorded March 15, 1742.

(So Susanah is still living in 1742 and her husband is Mathew Graves.)

Deed Book 4 page 248
October 18, 1743, from John Graves Jr. and Lucy, his wife, of Goochland, for divers good causes and for 30 pounds, a certain tract of land of about 350 acres on the north side of James River on the branches of Tuckahoe Creek, and bounded by said Sanders, Dover Mill Creek, which Robert Adams laid off to Mark Lively, joining to Matthew Collins, upper corner on Woodson's line, John Simpkin, Chas Johnson,   Mark Lively's line, Robert Caughton. Signed - John Graves Jr., Lucy Graves. Witness - John Curd, William Murrell, Robert Williamson.
The above deed is for land left by Robert Adams deceased to his daughter, Lucy, as by the will of the said Robt. Adams deceased.
Recorded:  October 18, 1743.

(Lucy's husband is John Graves)

Deed Book 4 page 253
October 18, 1743  from John Graves Jr and Lucy, his wife, of Goochland, to Phillip Webber of Goochland, for 25 pounds, a certain tract of land on the east side of Dover Mill Creek in Goochland, about 200 acres, and bounded by John Sanders, Woodson, the main road, Farrar, Robert Cauthorn.  Signed - John Graves, Jr., Lucy Graves.  Witness.  Robert Williamson, William Murrell, John Curd.  The within deed is for land left by Robert Adams deceased to his daugher Lucy by his will.
Recorded:  October 18, 1743.

(The will is on my blog of December 20th.  The original acreage devised to Lucy was 550 acres.)

This is my last blog before the Christmas Holidays.  I want to thank anyone that has dropped by to look at the information that I found.  Anyone that has helped me in finding the records and graves, I thank you.  I especially want to thank the two families that lived near the John Ward Gravesite and showed us where it was located.  Without their help I would have never found it.

I would also like to thank my wonderful husband who has encouraged me and assisted in so many ways that I will never be able to return the favor if I lived to be 200.  He is my dearest friend and I love him very much.

I would also like to thank my Mother and My Aunt Judy.  Their information and their help in finding the grave sites have been invaluable.  They also made trips for me to Pittsylvania County Circuit Court and their stories that have been passed down from their family continue to keep our family ancestors alive in our heart.

My Mama and my husband and me.

My Aunt Judy and me.  Grave Hunters Extraordinaire.
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

December 21, 2010 Robert and Mourning Adams

Seal of Albemarle County, VirginiaImage via Wikipedia

Mourning Adams
Record of Albemarle County, Virginia  Deed Book 4 page 126
To all to whom these presents shall come I Mourning Adams in pursuance of the Last Will and Testament of my well beloved husband Robert Adams deceased as well as to requite the dutifull and gender usage of my sons Robert and James Adams likewise for divers good causes and consideration of the sum of five shillings to me in hand paid by each of my said sons Robert and James Adams at and before the sealing and delivery hereof have given and granted and by these presents do give grant and confirm unto my said sons Robert Adams and James Adams to their heirs & c. forever all and singular any goods chattels and slaves to witt Toby, Benn, Moll, Sukey Sarah, Betty, Charles, Brister, and Edy together with their future increase including all the estate I hold in trust for my natural life and widowhood by the Last Will and Testament of my said deceased husband or otherwise stand possest of to have and hold the said goods chattels and slaves with their increase unto my said sons Robert and James Adams and to their heirs Exors administrators and assigns forever to be equally divided between them provided always and it is the intent and meaning of these presents that I the said Mourning Adams shall be at full liberty to use occupy, possess and enjoy all and singular the slaves and other estate hereby given as of my own proper use without the hindrance or interruption of said sons Robert and James Adams or either of them for and during my natural life and provided likewise that my said sons Robert and James Adams their heirs and c. do after my decease pay or cause to be paid unto each of my dauthers to witt Anna Sanders, forty shillings, Judith Clarke forty shillings, Mary Moreman twenty pounds, Elizabeth Moreman twenty pounds, Aggey Ferguson, twenty pounds to the children of Susanah Graves Twenty pounds  to be equally divided  To Lucy Graves twenty pounds, Anna Douglas forty shillings, Sally Harris forty shillings which said severall and respective sums is given in full of any demands that they or either of them might or could have against the Estate in my possession.  And I the said Mourning Adams all and singular the aforesaid Negroes goods chattels and c to the said Robert Adams and James Adams their heirs executors and administrators  and against all and every person or person whatsoever shall and will warrant and defend by these presents.  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 24 day of July Anno Domini MDCCLIV 
Mourning Adams
John Bell
William Carrel
Lewis Cradock
Charles Coy
In the Court held for Albemarle County the 8th day of August, 1765.  This Deed was proved by the oaths of John Bell, Lewis Cradock and Charles Coy.
Witness thereto and ordered to be recorded:  Test   Henry Fry C.

I also found these notes in the Adams file in Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia
On October 11, 1762 Mourning Adams deeded to her son-in-law, Henry Harris, a Negro boy called Squire.
On November 11, 1762, Mourning Adams deed to her son-in-law, Charles Douglas, a Negro Wench name Floro.
On January 13, 1749, Charles Lynch deed two tracts of land, 645 acres, to Robert Adams in payment of 200 pounds which he had promised him on his marriage to his daughter Penelope Lynch.

So comparing the will of Robert Adams recorded in Goochland County and the Deed of Mourning Adams recorded in Albemarle County, I ascertained the following facts:
I have also taken some facts from the book Albemarle County: Giving some Account of What it Was By Nature by Edgar Woods.  That information will be in bold to differentiate between the two sources.
That Robert Adams died sometime before June 17, 1740, but probably not too long before that.  So we could easily say that Robert Adams of Goochland County died sometime during 1740.
He had two sons
Robert and James Adams
The son Robert married Penelope Lynch daughter of Charles Lynch and Sarah Clark.
Judith Clark  married before or during the year 1738 and still alive in 1765. She married Micajah Clark. The son of Christopher Clark and Penelope Bowling.  
Mary Moreman married before or during the year 1738 and still alive in 1765. She married Achilles Moreman son of Charles Moreman and brother to Thomas Moreman. They moved to Bedford County.
Elizabeth Moreman married before or during the year 1738 and  and still alive in 1765. She married Thomas Moreman son of Charles Moreman from the Isle of Wight England. They were leading Quakers in the Albemarle/Louisa County area.
The 800 acres which Elizabeth and Mary received from their father was purchased by a Dr. George Gilmer of Penn Park.
Agnes Farguson married before or during the year 1738 and still alive in 1765.
Susannah Adams.  Her last name is not in Robert Adams will, but in Mourning's deed she is a Graves and it looks like she may have died.  Because the children are getting her share of the twenty pounds.  So let's say she married sometime after Robert Adams made his will in 1738 and died sometime before 1765.  During that time she married a Graves and had children.
Lucy Adams in Robert Adams Will and Lucy Graves in Mourning's deed.  That would make her married after the will date of 1738 and still alive in 1765.
Ann the Younger in Robert Adams Will.  That tells us that we have two Anns in his family.  She is not yet married in 1738.  In Mourning's Deed there is an Anna Douglas and an Anna Sanders.  I don't know which one of them is the younger, but the older didn't receive anything in Robert Adams Will.  Possibly he may have given the older something before the will was written.
Three brothers by the name of Douglass lived in the Northern part of Albemarle County in 1761.  They were Charles, Thomas and John.  Their farms were situated on the Barboursville Road near the Orange County line.  Charles married a daughter of Robert and Mourning Adams. He died in 1823.  He owned land in Kentucky which he gave to his sons Robert and Charles.
Sally Adams not yet married in 1738 and still alive in 1765 and married to a Harris.
That makes nine daughters and two sons.  Wow and what is amazing is that all but one are still living in 1765. 

He gave his daughters a sum total of 3,340 acres and he gave his son James the Plantation on the River which is where Robert and Mourning Adams are living in 1738 and to Robert all the land on the creek where he lives and the mill.  He has a stone house and that was the dividing line for their two properties.   No mention of acreage is given, but it would have to have been many acres.  He doesn't describe his house, but we know that he owns a stone house. We also know that he use to live on Dover Mill Creek as he gives that land to his Daughter Sally.  He also owns land at the foot of Sugar Loaf Mountain which is now in Albemarle County.  The Quakers built a meeting house at Sugar Loaf Mountain.

We also know that he is a slave holder, but that he has strong ties to the Quakers.

If anyone is looking for information on a Mark Lively, there is mention that he lived on the  550 acres which was bequeathed to Lucy Graves and where the mine was dug.

I have more information from several sources which I will be addressing in the later days.  Hopefully, I will be able to post on tomorrow, but the holidays are now upon us and there is much work to be done.

Albemarle County in Virginia: Giving Some Account of What it Was By Nature, of What it Was Made By Man, and of Some of the Men Who Made it (1901)
Makers of America: Thomas Jefferson
The Architecture of Jefferson Country: Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia
Dogwood Tree in Spring, Albemarle County, VA Photographic Poster Print by MaryAnn & Bryan Hemphill, 24x32

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Monday, December 20, 2010

December 20, 2010 Robert Adams 1680-1740

Seal of Goochland County, VirginiaImage via Wikipedia
I have been posting grave markers for quite a while and I thought it was important that I conclude Robert Adams and Mourning Adams before more time passed by in my blogs.  I am attaching a transcribed copy of Robert Adams' Will which was recorded in Goochland County on June 17, 1740.  It names all of his daughters then living and some of their married names.  I do not know where Robert Adams is buried.  I am assuming somewhere in what is now Albemarle County.  I have heard that some of the Adams relatives are buried at Penn Park in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Will of Robert Adams of Goochland County 
Dated February 2, 1738 Recorded june 17, 1740
In the name of God Amen, I Robert Adams being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following.  Imprimis I give and bequeath all my land and plantation on the river where I now live to my son James and to his heirs forever after the decease of my wife Mourning, to whom I give the said land and Plantation during her natural life.  Item.  I give and devise and bequeath unto my son Robert all my land on the Creek where I live and the mill to him and his heirs forever, the ridge back of my stone house is to be the dividing line between my said sons.  Item. I give devise and bequeath unto my Daughter Judith Clark and Mary Moreman eight hundred acres of land lying at the foot of sugar loaf mountain to them and their heirs forever to be equally divided between them according to quantity and quality. and if they can’t agree on the division that then the same be done by a surveyor at the cost of my daughter Mary.  Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Moreman and to her heirs forever four hundred acres of land lying on my Chunk Creek joining the county line.  Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Daughter Agnes Farguson four hundred acres of land lying in a fork of Licking Hole Creek lying on the North East side of Thos. Saunders land to her and her heirs forever.  Item.  I give, devise and bequeath unto my daughter Susanna and her heirs forever four hundred acres of land lying on the south west side of Francis Coleys lines on whose land John Miles now lives.  Item. Igive devise and bequeath unto my Daughter Lucy and to her heirs forever five hundred and fifty acres of land lying where the mine was dug and where Mark Lively lived.  Item.  Igive devise and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann the younger and to her heirs forever four hundred acres of land lying on my Chunk Creek joining my great Tract up the Creek and is a separate patent.  Item.  I give, devise and bequeath unto my Daughter Sally and to her heirs forever three hundred and ninety acres of land lying on both sides Dover Mill Creek where I lately dwelt.
Item. My will is that if any of my maiden Daughters die before they are married then the land hereby given shall be equally divided between my two sons and their heirs. Item. I give devise and bequeath all the rest of my estate of what kind or nature soever both reall and Personal to my wife Mourning to be enjoyed and possessed by her during her life and to be disposed by her among her children as she shall think fit provided my said wife remain a widow, but if she should marry then my will is that she shall be entitled only to such part as the said will give her and the remainder in that case give to my two sons to be equally divided between them.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Twenty second day of February, 1738.  Hereby also appointing my said wife executrix and revoking all other wills.
Robert Adams
Signed sealed published and decalred to be his last will in the presence of Henry Wood and Martin King.
At the Court held for Goochland County June 17th, 1740.  This will was prov’d by the oaths of Henry Wood and Martin King to be the act and deed of Robert Adams deceased whish was order to be recorded Deed Book 3 page 306.

Marriages of Goochland County, Virginia, 1733-1815
Goochland County, Virginia Court Order Book 1 and 2, 1728-1731
Goochland County, Virginia Court Order Book 3, 1731-1735
Goochland County, Virginia, wills and deeds, 1736-1742
Goochland County, Virginia, wills, 1742-1749
St. James Northam Parish Vestry book, 1744-1850, Goochland County, Virginia
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Friday, December 17, 2010

December 17, 2010 Grave Matter Ward Cemetery off of Mansion Bridge Road

Inscription on Marker
In Memory of Rutledge  Dr. John Biddle Rutledge
Son of Colonel Joshua rutledge and Augustive Biddle Rutledge of Red Brick House Farm Harford County, MD
Born February 13, 1798  Died February 17, 1837
Princeton University (College of NJ) B. Litt 1818
Studied Medicine Baltimore MD
Married on October 14, 1823 to Lucinda Dillard Ward Rutledge
Their four children
Joshua Biddle Rutledge
Martha Henry Augusta Rutledge Pigg
Eliza Lucinda Rutledge Johnston
Virginia jane Rutledge Pigg
Built and lived in Monteflora
loving husband, Father, Patriot and Physician

His wife Lucinda was the daughter of Henry Ward and Martha Barbour.  Lucinda and John were married on the third floor ball room of the Mansion House of John Ward.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

December 16, 2010 Grave Matters Ward Cemetery off of Mansion Road

I found this grave marker and unfortunately the writing is almost disappeared.  I could read some of it.
Ann Dillard  Born February 19, 1751  Died 1816
Ann Dillard was the child of John Ward of the Mansion and Ann Chiles Ward.  Her first husband was Christopher Lynch. The son of Charles Lynch and Sarah Clark Lynch.  They are said the have had two children; Penelope that died at the early age of 13 or 14 and Nancy.  Nancy married Sam Mitchell, a Methodist preacher.   Christopher Lynch died in 1782 and she then married Benjamin Dillard.  They had a son Lynch Dillard.
Lynch Dillard married Mildred Ward on January 28, 1810.  Mildred and Lynch Dillard were cousins.
Mildred was the daughter of William Ward and Mildred Adams Ward.
William Ward was the son of John Ward and Ann Chiles and the brother of Ann Ward Lynch Dillard.
Mildred Adams Ward was the daughter of Robert Adams and Penelope Lynch. Penelope was the sister of Christopher Lynch who was Ann Dillard's first husband.

This is can be so confusing.  Sounds like a soap opera.  And in the middle of all this there was an American Revolution and the War of 1812.
Campbell County, city of Lynchburg, Virginia : 1:50 000-scale topographic map (SuDoc I 19.108:37079-C 
Lynchburg, the tobacco city1-CF-050/993)

I found this information in Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketches, Adams Biography, and Richmond Terrell and Timothy Terrell, Colonial Virginians.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December 15, 2010 Grave Matters Ward Cemetery off of Mansion Bridge Rd

Henry Ward
The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography page 180
Henry Ward  son of John Ward and Ann Chiles Ward born April 5, 1751 Died April 12, 1823
Married Martha Barbour

Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketches by Ruth Hairston Early page 527/528

Major Henry Ward, a commissary during the Revolution was active in providing for the American troops and was also issuing commissary to the Catawba Indians from February 21st till April 20, 1780.  It is probable that these were the Indians who occupied the Camps and whose friendship Henry Ward gained by acts of kindness to them.  After his death they came back to make him a call and were distressed to learn that their friend had passed away.  In remembrance of his service to them they performed certain religious ceremonies to obtain by favorable sign the assurance that Ward has passed to the happy hunting grounds; this was effected by knocking heads together till the blood flowed from their nostrils and was caught in straws which they then held to the sun to discover if light showed through, thus indicating that he had reached the desired goal,-the perception of a favorble sign gave them much satisfaction.
Henry Ward received from his father, the land adjoining the ferry on the south side of Staunton river, land and the home place on the north side of Staunton and Otter Rivers and Cheese creek, the mill and tract on Old Woman's creek, the tract on the south side of the Staunton purchased of Henry Chiles and known as Jack's Place.
Children of Henry Ward:
Matilda Callaway, born 1800, m Thomas Tunstall Adams of Pittsylvania County; -
Lucinda Dillard, born 1801, m. 1823 Dr. John Biddle Rutledge of Maryland, their daughter Martha Henry married James Carter, whose daughter, Maud, married Nathaniel E. Clement, a member of the House of Delegates from Pittsylvania County, who served two terms, also served as a state senator.
Juliana born 1808, married John Wheeler Rutledge and moved to Maryland
Henrietta, born 1810, married 1828 Dr. William J. McIiheniny of Baltimore; moved to St. Louis
William, born 1814, moved to Missouri
Robert A, born 1817
Edwin Jeremiah born 1821 moved to Arkansas

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

December 14, 2010 Grave Matters Ward Cemetery off of Mansion Bridge Rd

Above is the gravemarker for John Ward.  Beside his marker is possibly Sarah Clark Lynch Ward's marker which engraving has faded with time.  John Ward's first wife Annie Childs Ward is listed on John Ward's stone, but she is not buried here.  She died in 1765 and was buried on her brother Paul Chiles family graveyard which has disappeared with time.  I have written a few blogs about John Ward.  You will find them under the March 8, 9, 16, 22 and 23rd blogs.

Stone says
Major John Ward
Born 1708
Died  1816
Annie Childs Ward
died 1765

Monday, December 13, 2010

December 13, 2010 Leaving Chiles Cemetery On the Way to the Ward Cemetery

Well I am snowbound today.  It snowed all day yesterday.  It was an beautiful sight last night.  The snow was swirling and dancing around the wonder bent and all that was familiar took marvelous shapes; strange domes and towers glistening with Christmas lights.

Well this is our last little bit of Chiles Cemetery at Avoca.  The last two pictures are commemoration plaques for Colonel Charles Lynch and General James Dearing.

Mansion Bridge Road is only minutes from Avoca.

Just minutes down the road and near the Staunton River lies the graveyard of John Ward.  This is where he operated a mill, a ferry and an inn.  The house burned down at the end of the nineteenth century.

Part of the property was sold in the nineteenth century and these are pictures of the plaque outside an extra building and the boards from the inn which the Wards operated.

We had to park on the side of the road and walk through weeds and climb over a wire fence to get to the graveyard.

Then we were finally there.

Tomorrow we will take a closer look at the grave markers.  

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

December 9, 2010 Grave Matters Lynch Cemetery

This is my last day at Lynch Cemetery.  There are numerous Fauntleroy family members that are buried on this site, but I will not be covering them.  Below is two grave markers which I have not found any information.  Maybe it will help someone else in their genealogy.

Daniel Johnson Born 1804  Died February 21, 1838

Sarah Miller  Wife of Thomas Wiatt  Died 1857

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

December 8, 2010 Grave Matters Lynch Cemetery

In the next few days I will be concluding our visit to the Lynch Cemetery at Avoca in Altavista, Virginia.  While I have covered and will be covering a few more grave markers, this is not the only markers in the cemetery.  There are some markers that are for those that departed this life in the mid 20th century that I will not be addressing.  If for any reason you are researching a certain person that may be buried in the Lynch Cemetery that I didn't discuss, please write me.  I have pictures of most of the grave stones.

Now I will begin with the gravestone of Martha Henry Ward Tatum.  Grandaughter of Patrick Henry.   Married to Charles Terrell Ward who died 1849.  Married second  Edward Allen Tatum.
Born:  November 15, 1813   Died:  May 10, 1900.
She was the daughter of Nathaniel West Henry and Virginia Ann Woodson.  Nathaniel West Henry's parents were Patrick Henry and Dorothea Spottswood Dandridge.

According to Richmond, William and Timothy Terrell:  Colonial Virginians  Charles Terrell Ward fought in the Mexican War and probably enlisted in North Carolina.  I began searching documents yesterday for Charles Ward's enlistment in the Mexican War and I have not found him yet.  They also mentioned that Charles Ward liked to drink heavily.  He died in 1849, but I could not find a grave marker for him in the Lynch Cemetery. In Find A Grave they have him listed as being in the Lynch Cemetery, but when you click on his grave marker it is his wife's marker.It may be in North Carolina.  Charles and Martha Ward were the parents of Robert Henry Ward that married Susan Lynch Dearing.  They are both buried at the Lynch Cemetery.

Virginia Edmonia Ward  daughter of  Charles Terrell Ward and Martha HenryWard
Born:  March 23, 1832   Died:  January 25, 1892

Patrick Henry in His Speeches and Writings and in the Words of His Contemporaries

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December 7, 2010 Grave Matters Lynch Cemetery

Yesterday, I included the grave markers for Anselm Lynch and Susannah Miller Lynch.  Anselm Lynch was one of the son's of Charles and Anna Terrell Lynch.  There are no other markers in the Lynch cemetery for the children of Charles and Anna Terrell Lynch.  Below I have attached photos of the markers for the children of Anselm and Susannah Lynch:

Charles Henry Lynch son of Anselm Lynch and Susan Miller Lynch
Born:  November 3, 1800 died March 24, 1875
Charles Henry Lynch never married.  He inherited property in and near Lynchburg from his cousin William B. Lynch and his home was called "Lynch's Creek".  During the Civil War his home was filled with refugees.  Judge Robert Montague and his family fled Tidewater Virginia during the Civil War and lived at Charles Lynch's home.  During that time Judge Montague's son Andrew Jackson Montague was born.  Andrew Jackson Montague would later become the 44th Governor of Virginia.  After the Civil War, Charles H. Lynch sold Lynch's Creek and moved back to Avoca.
Charles H. Lynch was a prominent citizen and Democrat.
The following is some of his contributions during his lifetime:
Member of State Convention 1850/1851
State Senate  1859-1865
One of the Directors of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad in 1850.

Mary Anna Lynch Dearing Daughter of Aslem and Susan Miller Lynch
wife of Col. James Griffin Dearing
Born:  June 23, 1802   Died:  February 2, 1892
Ms. Dearing was devoted to reading and was educated at Mr. Reid's school in Lynchburg, Virginia.  She lived at Otterbourne which was only two miles from Avoca.

John Pleasant Lynch  Son of Anselm and Susan Miller Lynch
Born December 25, 1804  Died December 31, 1865
He fell from his horse on December 25 which caused his death six days later.  John P. Lynch was reported to be witty and gifted, but sadly dissipated.   He never married.

Sarah Miller Lynch Daughter of Anselm and Susan Miller Lynch
Born:  January 17, 1806  Died:  June 18, 1866
Poor Sarah suffered from back injuries sustained in infancy when she fell from her nurse's arms.  She was also said to have been an epileptic.  She never married.

Susan Lynch  Daughter of Anselm and Susan Miller Lynch
Born:  May 8, 1808  Died:  October 3, 1837
She is said to have died from a fever that was brought on by a bee sting under her foot.  She went to school at Salem, NC.
I found this excerpt in the book Sketches and Recollections of Lynchburg  page 16.

She was a young lady of great worth and excellence, and a few lines extracted from a notice which appeared at the time of her decease will show the estimation in which she was held:
"To a close and vigorous intellect the deceased added an imagination sprightly and chaste.  Her heart was benevolent, kind, generous and pure.  Her frank and engaging manners, and great goodness of heart, warmed acquaintances into friends and made her an acknowledged favorite with all who knew her.  She was a bright and happy illustration of most that is attractive, interesting or useful in the female character.  Her family have sustained in her death, a loss most deeply irreparable.  It was in her intercourse with them, that her cheerfulness, good temper, tenderness, thoughtful kindness and affection, gave touching sweetness to her character, and created for her a love which few can inspire, and none who has felt it can forget."

These are the children of Anselm Lynch and Susan Miller Lynch.

The above recollections and stories were taken from the books Richmond, William and Timothy Terrell: Colonial Virginians and Sketches and Recollections of Lynchburg.

Sketches And Recollections Of Lynchburg
Sketches and Recollections of Lynchburg by the Oldest Inhabitant

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