The Resource Governor James Barbour's Papers Concerning the Powhatan Sheriffalty

Governor James Barbour's Papers Concerning the Powhatan Sheriffalty

Label
Governor James Barbour's Papers Concerning the Powhatan Sheriffalty, 1812-1814
Title
Governor James Barbour's Papers Concerning the Powhatan Sheriffalty
Inclusive dates
1812-1814
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Contains Powhatan County court of monthly sessions records and letters to Governor James Barbour about a controversy surrounding the appointment of a sheriff in Powhatan. Also included is a list of sheriffs recommended, commissioned and qualified in Powhatan, 1777-1813 and a list of Powhatan magistrates, 1777-1800
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the the Virginia Office of the Governor. (Search author as Virginia Office of the Governor).
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Biographical or historical data
James Barbour was born in Orange County on 10 June 1775 to Thomas Barbour and Mary Pendleton. Barbour studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1793 in Orange County. He was elected to the House of Delegates in 1798 serving until 1804, and again from 1807 to 1812. Barbour became Speaker of the House of Delegates from December 1809 until January 1812. He was defeated by George William Smith for the governorship in 1811, but was elected to succeed him on 3 January 1812 after Smith's death in the Richmond Theater fire. Barbour served three one-year terms as governor until 11 December 1814. His governorship was defined by his role in defending the Commonwealth from the British during the War of 1812.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation source
Salmon, John S., comp. A GUIDE TO STATE RECORDS IN THE ARCHIVES BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA BRANCH OF THE VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985
Label
Governor James Barbour's Papers Concerning the Powhatan Sheriffalty
Note
Part of Record Group 3 (Office of the Governor)
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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Extent
3
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
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001621702
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Type of unit
folders

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