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Label
1836-1929
Inclusive dates
1836-1929
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1836-1929, of the Pitzer and Martin families of Alleghany, Botetourt, and Nelson Counties, Virginia. Much of the collection includes letters written to Albert B. Pitzer (1821-1900) and Sarah E. Martin (b. 1878), concerning family news, health, business and financial matters, social events, and weather. The collection also contains early letters written to Albert Pitzer's first wife Virginia E. L. Welch (ca. 1826-1854) and his second wife Catherine H. Boswell (ca. 1822-1864). Many of the letters written to Albert B. Pitzer are from his brother Joseph Kyle Pitzer (1803-1871), as well as his sons William B. Pitzer (b. ca. 1848) and Fielder Pitzer (b. ca. 1850). The Martin family letters begin around 1894. Ida W. Martin (b. 1861) married Charles M. Pitzer (b. 1867), one of the sons of Albert B. Pitzer. Most of the letters, however, are addressed to her sisters Sarah E. Martin (b. 1878) and Laura E. Martin (b. 1873). Also included in the later correspondence are letters to Charles M. Pitzer's sister Lucy Jane Pitzer (b. 1869). There are also a few accounts and receipts of Albert B. Pitzer contained in this collection, and some miscellaneous items
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Biographical or historical data
Albert Baker Pitzer was born in Botetourt County, Virginia on 18 December 1821. He was a farmer and deputy sheriff of Botetourt County. He later moved to Nelson County. During the Civil War, he served with the 2nd Virginia Cavalry. Pitzer was married three times. His first wife was his cousin Virginia E. L. Welch. She was born circa 1826. They were married on 17 April 1846 in Rockbridge County. She died on 10 September 1854. He married 2) Catherine H. Boswell on 22 September 1855. She died on 5 July 1864. He married 3) Jane (Jennie) Maria Virginia Morton on 12 September 1865 in Covington, Virginia. One of Albert B. Pitzer's sons, Charles M. Pitzer (b. 1867), married Ida W. Martin (b. 1861) in Nelson County, Virginia on 6 May 1890. She was the daughter of Hudson Martin (1831-1916). Albert B. Pitzer died in 1900.
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Vi
Form designation
Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.9
Immediate source of acquisition
Glynn, Mary Ann
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000504244
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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