Papers, 1795-1985, of the Roane family of King and Queen County and Richmond, Virginia, consisting of letters, 1795-1970, of the Roane family of King and Queen County, Virginia, consisting of a letter, 9 May 1795, from Patrick Henry (1736-1799) of Charlotte County, Virginia, to his daughter, Anne Henry Roane (1767-1799) of King and Queen County containing news of his health and other personal matters; letters, 1815-1821, from Spencer Roane (1762-1822) to his son William Henry Roane (1787-1845) regarding William's run for Congress and other political matters, slaves, and other family and person news; a letter, 6 January 1840, from John Tyler (1790-1862) to William H. Roane concerning the purchase of Roane's estate called Spring Garden and national politics; letters, 1841, from William H. Roane to his daughter S. A. L. Roane containing family and personal matters; and a chancery suit in the High Court of Chancery, Spencer Roane v Executors of Patrick Henry, concerning the estate Henry left to his daughters; and letters, 1907-1970, concerning the genealogy of the Roane family and the location of Roane family papers. Also includes genealogies of the Roane, Cocke, Harrison, and Ruffin families and their relation to one another; and newspaper clippings concerning Spencer Roane and Edmund Ruffin, as well as Tree Hill and Tar Bay plantations
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Ann Roane (19 July 1767-22 May 1799) was the daughter of Patrick Henry (1736-1799). She married Spencer Roane 7 September 1786. Roane (4 April 1762-4 September 1822) served as a judge on the court of appeals, including as chief justice. William Henry Roane (17 September 1787-11 May 1845) was one of the Roanes' seven children. He served in the House of Delegates, representing King and Queen County from 1812 to 1815 and Hanover County from 1831 to 1834. Roane served as United States congressman from 1815 to 1817 and as a United States senator from 1837 to 1841. He married Martha Bland Selden (1787-1810) 6 May 1809, and they had no children. Roane married second Sarah Ann Lyons (1805-1828), and they had one daughter, Sarah Ann Lyons Roane.
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Papers, 1795-1985
  • The Library of Virginia
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Barnhart, S. H., Jr.
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