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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1861 Jan. 6
Inclusive dates
1861 Jan. 6
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Transcript of will, 6 January 1861, of Martha Burke Jones Eppes (1790-1863) of Buckingham County, Virginia, recorded in Buckingham County 11 January 1864 disposing of slaves and subtantial real estate in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. The Buckingham County will book which contains this instrument is no longer extant, however, copy of the will was filed in Halifax County, North Carolina, and can be found in Halifax County Wills, 1825-1865, pp. 110-112.
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Biographical or historical data
Martha Burke Jones was born in Halifax County, North Carolina, on 17 February 1790, the daughter of Governor Willie Jones (1740-1801). She married John Wayles Eppes (1772-1823) of Chesterfield County, Virginia 15 April 1809, and was his second wife. Eppes had served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1801 to 1803, and at the time of their marriage was in the midst of serving in the United States House of Representatives (1803-1811). He would serve again in the House of Representatives from 1813 to 1815, and as a United States Senator from 1817 to 1819. The couple moved from Chesterfield County to Eppes' Millbrooke plantation in Buckingham County, Virginia, where they had six children. Martha Burke Jones Eppes died at Millbrooke on 6 December 1863.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Will
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Immediate source of acquisition
Price, Prentiss
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000491131
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves.

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