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  • Papers, 1788-1909, of the Ancell family and related families of Fluvanna County, Virginia; and Ohio, containing accounts, articles of agreement, Bible records, a military commission, deeds, genealogical notes, letters, military orders, a plat, promissory notes, and receipts. Correspondence principally concerns Ancell, Pettit and Winn family matters and business transactions and the Civil War
  • Includes the Civil War letters, 1862-1865, of John J. Ancell (1831-1894) received from and sent to family members, friends, and other soldiers and concerning family matters, camp conditions, troop movements, and the weather. Principal correspondents include his brother B. F. Ancell (1828-1864) and his wife Elizabeth Ellen (Bettie) Ancell (1837-1889). Also contains military orders written for John J. Ancell and a military commission from Governor Henry A. Wise to John J. Ancell
  • The collection also has other Ancell family correspondence, 1840-1885, unrelated to the Civil War and primarily concerning family matters and family health and illness. Principal correspondents include Edward C. Ancell (1781-1866), Edward J. Ancell (1818-1852), Lucetta Todd Ancell (1817-1884) and Thomas Winn Ancell (1815-1885). There is also correspondence concerning John J. Ancell's duties as an officer of the Freemasons fraternal organization
  • This collection also contains a deed, 19 December 1788, for Fluvanna County land purchased by William Howard from Elijah Stone; deed, 26 September 1831, for Fluvanna County land purchased by Samuel T. Woodson from John Winn, Edward C. and Ann Ancell; articles of agreement, 27 December 1837, between Porter Cleaveland, Edward C. Ancell, and John Winn for the common purchase of three slaves; and a plat, n.d., for a plot of land in Fluvanna County. There are also receipts, promissory notes, and accounts, 1853-1861, of Ancell, Pettit and Winn family members. Of note are the trustee accounts of William B. Pettit for Mary E. Pettit (1796-1859). Bible records for the Bugg-Shores and Ancell families are also in this collection as are genealogical notes concerning the Ancell and Winn families
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John J. Ancell was born 21 September 1831, the son of Edward Catterton and Ann Winn Ancell of Fluvanna County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth Ellen "Bettie" Pettit on 12 April 1860 and resided in Seven Islands, Fluvanna County. John J. Ancell enlisted in the Confederate States Army in Fluvanna County on 6 August 1861 as a 1st Lieutenant in the Light Artillery. He rose in rank to the level of Captain in March 1862. Ancell served through 1865 and was pardoned at Columbia, Fluvanna County, on 16 May 1865. After the war he became a missionary. He died on 30 April 1894 and was buried at Grace Episcopal Church cemetery in Bremo Bluff.
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Includes one oversize folder
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  • The Library of Virginia
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