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1778-1821
Inclusive dates
1778-1821
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1778-1821, of the Rochester family of Westmoreland County, Virginia, Missouri, and New York. Includes correspondence, deeds, receipts, genealogical notes, and Bible records. Includes numerous receipts for slaves bought and sold, 1781-1809, in Maryland. Also includes a note to let William Rochester and his slaves pass through Pennsylvania "unmolested" to New York, dated 9 Sept. 1809. Correspondents include Andrew Dunn, John Rochester, Nathaniel Rochester, and C. Carroll. Topics include family, health, travels, slaves, description of New Orleans (La.) and Missouri. Of note are two letters regarding the War of 1812 and the burning of Washington (D.C.) in 1814
  • The second folder includes Bible records of the Rochester and related families of Westmoreland County, Virginia; and California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, and Washington, D.C.; and Switzerland. Other surnames include: Atwater, Backus, Balestier, Bannam, Bear, Beatty, Bishop, Bragg, Brown, Bull, Cary, Child, Coleman, Critchen, Cumming, Delancey, Ellis, Elton, Everett, Fullman, Garnsey, Gates, Gibbons, Haydon, Hopkins, Irwin, Jeffrey, Jones, Kelly, Macy, Martin, Mills, Milne, Montgomery, Moore, Mosby, Nichols, Phillips, Pitcher, Pitkin, Powers, Prince, Pruyn, Rogers, Sawyer, Sayles, Shepard, Shoaff, Smith, Spencer, Stone, Thrift, Vail, Van Emery, Whitehouse, Whitney, Wilde, Wilkins, Willard, Williams, Williston, and Young
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Biographical or historical data
Nicholas Rochester was born in England and died in Westmoreland County, Virginia. John Rochester, son of Nicholas, married Hester Thrift, daughter of William Thrift of Richmond, Virginia, and died in Westmoreland County, Virginia in 1754. Hester Rochester (d. 1784) married Thomas Critchen (d. 1778) in 1756 and moved to Granville, North Carolina in 1763. John Rochester, son of John and Hester, moved to Kentucky. Nathaniel, son of John and Hester, was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, 21 Feb. 1752 and died in Rochester, New York on 17 May 1831. He married Sophia Beatty of Frederick County, Maryland (1768-1845) on 20 April 1788.
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Vi
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
169
Immediate source of acquisition
Jones, Ralph C.
Organization method
Arrangement: Folder 1 contains family papers. Folder 2 contains genealogical notes and Bible records of the Rochester and related families.
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000502837
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves.

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