The Resource Two deeds, 1839 and 1848, located in oversize, box 56

Two deeds, 1839 and 1848, located in oversize, box 56

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Papers, 1804-1918, of the Bakewell family of Marshall County, Virginia and West Virginia, consisting of agreements, bills of lading, certificates, bonds, decrees, deeds, genealogical notes, invitations, judicial records, letters, letters of introduction, licenses, petitions, poems, powers of attorney, promissory notes, receipts, and tax records concerning the Bakewell, Campbell, and Tomlinson families, including familial, personal and business matters. Several deeds relate to property in Marshall County. Of interest are correspondence from Selina Huntingdon Campbell (1803-1897), wife of Alexander Campbell (1788-1866) who founded the Disciples of Christ, to her brother T. H. Bakewell (1800-1889); Bakewell's courtship letters to Mary B. Tomlinson whom he later married; petitions supporting Bakewell's efforts to be appointed commissary for the West Virginia Penitentiary; Bakewell's correspondence concerning his business affairs in northwestern (West) Virginia; T. H. Bakewell's birth certificate and genealogical notes on the Bakewells and their children; notes on the clock in the cathedral at Strasbourg, France; and a page from an almanac containing the lunar tables for December 1838 and maxims for married women
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Theron Hervey Bakewell was born 4 September 1800 in Lichfield, England, to Samuel Rupert Bakewell and Anne Maria Bakewell. The family emigrated to the United States and settled in Brooke County, (West) Virginia. T. H. Blakewell became a businessman in northwestern Virginia, serving as agent for the United States Telegraph, agent for a glass company, an engineer, and a merchant. He married a widow, Mary Bell Martin Tomlinson (b. 1803), 12 August 1841, and they lived in Marshall County, (West) Virginia. They had three children, including Julia Maria Bakewell Brock (b. 1845). Bakewell died 23 December 1889 in Marshall County. Bakewell's sister, Selina Huntingdon Bakewell (ca. 1803-1897) was the second wife of Alexander Campbell (1788-1866), the founder of the Disciples of Christ.
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T. H. Bakewell memorandum, 1876 (LVA accession 50115).
Two deeds, 1839 and 1848, located in oversize, box 56
Two deeds, 1839 and 1848, located in oversize, box 56
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Bakewell, Herbert
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