The Resource Collection located in oversize. Also, one item located in oversize box 53

Collection located in oversize. Also, one item located in oversize box 53

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  • Papers, 1743-1868, of the Lilley family of Augusta County, Virginia, and Kentucky and Ohio, consisting mainly of correspondence to James M. Lilley (1803-1876) of Augusta County from his brothers Robert D. Lilley (b. ca. 1801), John D. Lilley, Samuel D. Lilley (b. ca. 1807), and William B. Lilley and from John Wilson Campbell (1782-1833), all of Ohio. The collection also includes estate papers of John Lilley (d. 1824) of Augusta County, deeds, accounts, account books, plats, surveys, bonds, travel journals, powers of attorney, bonds, subscriptions for a school, road repair lists, agreements, inventories, stocks, memorandums, and military orders. Also contains deeds witnessed by James M. Lilley and other deeds from Augusta County
  • The Lilly papers are arranged as follows: 1/Papers of John Lilley, administration of his estate, 1824-1840 (folders 1-3); 2/Papers of James M. Lilley, 1825-1858 (folders 2-6); 3/Letters to James M. Lilley, 1823-1859 (7-9); 4/Deeds, etc., witnessed by James M. Lilley (10-11); 5/Deeds, etc. not obviously connected to the Lilleys, (1743), 1776-1862 (folders 12-14); 6/Account books and miscellaneous volumes (folders 15-18), including a travel journal covering Ohio interspersed with a narrative of family marriages, "Uncle Wright's" children, and directions for cutting a cape for a great coat. The three account books are: 1) Account book of John Lilley, 1813-1818, 2) J.C. Elliott's account book, 1854-1868, and 3) Lilley family account book, 1824-1838 (indexed)
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The Lilley family settled in Augusta County, Virginia. John Lilley (d. 1824) became a prominent farmer in the county. His son James M. Lilley (1803-1876) became a farmer and a surveyor. James M. Lilley served as a deputy surveyor for Augusta County and as chief surveyor from 1832 to 1847. He served in the county militia, rising to the rank of colonel, and also served as a justice of the peace. Lilley invented a surveying instrument which received wide acclaim. Robert D. Lilley became postmaster in Lilly, Ohio. He and William B. Lilley also were farmers and merchants. John W. Campbell (1782-1833), served as an Ohio congressman from 1817 to 1827 and as a judge of the United States Court for the District of Ohio from 1829 to 1833. He was James, Robert and William Lilley's uncle and James' mentor.
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See related materials: James M. Powell testimonial book (accession 22121m)
Collection located in oversize. Also, one item located in oversize box 53
Collection located in oversize. Also, one item located in oversize box 53
  • The Library of Virginia
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Ruebush, Joseph K.
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