The Resource Robert C. Siegfried genealogical research files

Robert C. Siegfried genealogical research files

Robert C. Siegfried genealogical research files, 1938-1996 and undated
Robert C. Siegfried genealogical research files
Inclusive dates
1938-1996 and undated
Genealogical research files, compiled 1938-1996 by Robert C. Siegfried (1919-2002), include materials gathered on the following families: Blaettermann (Blattermann), Bledsoe (Bletsho, Bletsoe, and Bletchers), Copenhaver, Farris, Getty, Horne, Lindsay, Miller, Pace, Siegfried, Smith, Snead, and Walker. The types of materials collected include transcripts of primary documents such as wills, land grants, and census records; family trees; family researcher newsletters; photographs; and genealogical notes reports written by Siegfried and other researchers. Siegfried's own memoirs of his youth, entitled "Barnfield: A 'Great Depression' Home in Henrico County, Virginia, 1919-1940," offer multiple vignettes and details of daily life at that time in the vicinity of Staples Mill Road and Broad Street (Road) in Henrico County
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Robert C. Siegfried (1919-2002) was the great-grandson of William Smith (1812-1879) and Harriet Winifred Pace Smith. William Smith operated a lime burning plant on the turning basin of the James River and Kanawha Canal until 1862, when he purchased Barnfield, in Henrico County, and became a farmer. After Smith's death, his son William Wirt Smith and wife Martha Ella Horne Smith lived on the portion of the original Barnfield property inherited by W. W. Smith. They built a house on the land and raised two daughters there. After W. W. Smith's death, daughter Mary (May) Coleman Smith Siegfried and husband Lindsay Bledsoe Siegfried (d. 1949) moved to the Barnfield house, raising a family of five children, including Robert C. Siegfried. The property was sold to Thalhimer's Department Store in the early 1950's.
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Robert C. Siegfried genealogical research files
Where applicable, original folder/volume titles have been retained.
  • The Library of Virginia
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Siegfried II, Robert
Type of unit
cu. ft. (4 boxes)

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