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Label
1798-1878
Inclusive dates
1798-1878
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1798-1878, of the Maxey and Watkins families of Powhatan and Cumberland Counties, Virginia, and lines that settled in Fayette and Haywood Counties, Tennessee, and Rankin County, Mississippi. Includes accounts and receipts, calling cards, correspondence, genealogical notes, poetry, and miscellaneous items. Principal correspondents include Nancy Maxey (b. 1828), William P. Maxey (b. 1834), Zenas Maxey (1793-1853), Thomas T. Tuggle (1783-1853), Erasmus Pompey Watkins, Lucy Frances Watkins (1826-1857), Lucy (Maxey) Watkins (1800-1882), and Mary Marshall (Thompson) Watkins (1779-1830)
  • Topics covered include the births, marriages, and deaths of family members, health, business matters, crop conditions, religion, and family news. There is a letter concerning British actions around Norfolk and Hampton Roads during the War of 1812. There are descriptions of Haywood County, Tennessee, and Rankin County, Mississippi, the yellow fever epidemic, and student life at Judson Institute in Alabama and Washington College in Tennessee. There are also detailed accounts of the family's moves from Virginia to Illinois, Tennessee and Mississippi
  • Also included are abstracts of the letters written by Elizabeth G. Hill (b. 1924), as well as a published booklet entitled "A Short Account of the Exemplary Life and Triumphant Death of Theodosia Maxey," published in Philadelphia in 1794
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Maxey-Watkins family papers
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.45
Immediate source of acquisition
Hill, Elizabeth C. G.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000497698
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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