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1831-1935
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1831-1935
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1831-1935, of Robert Carter Jett (1865-1950) of Roanoke, Virginia, concerning the birthplace of President James Madison (1751-1836) at "Belle Grove" plantation at Port Conway, King George County, Virginia, rather than at "Walsingham" in King George County. Papers consist of: a typescript of a survey, 1 May 1831, of "Walsingham" in King George County, Virginia; affidavits, 1892, of Edward L. Hunter, Thomas L. Hunter (b. 1811), William C. Askins (b. 1844), Benjamin Weaver (b. 1822), William N. Jett (1825-1902), and Kate C. Rose (1833-1902) concerning Belle Grove plantation and President James Madison's birth there; letter, 7 June 1935, of Jett to L. M. Walker, Jr. (1886-1963), of Richmond, Virginia, stating that he believed Madison was born at "Belle Grove," not "Walsingham;" letter, 14 October 1935, from Alvin T. Embrey (1874-1957) of Fredericksburg, Virginia, regarding the history of King George County and the genealogy of the Turner and Jett families; letter, 21 October 1935, from Embrey to Jett concerning Jett's 7 June letter to L. M. Walker; and letter, 28 October 1935, from Jett to Embrey concerning his letter to Walker. Papers also include a description of Belle Grove plantation and historical sketches of James Madison, and the Conway family
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Robert Carter Jett was born 10 May 1865 in King George County, Virginia, to William Newton Jett (1825-1902) and Virginia Mitchell Jett (1832-1873). He attended public and private schools, then graduated from the Virginia Seminary in 1889. Jett was ordained a deacon in 1889 and a priest in 1890. He was an assistant at Epiphany Church in Danville, Virginia, from 1889 to 1890, then rector of Beckford Parish in Shenandoah County, Virginia, from 1890 to 1893. He then served as first rector of Emmanuel Church in Staunton, Virginia, from 1893 to 1913, when he resigned to organize the Virginia Episcopal School for Boys in Lynchburg, Virginia, and served as the first rector there from 1916 to 1920. Jett was appointed the first bishop of the diocese of Southwest Virginia and served from 24 March 1920 to 17 May 1938, when he retired. Jett married Annie Funsten (1864-1950) 29 October 1890, and they had two daughters. Jett died 9 August 1950 in Roanoke and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery there.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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19
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000491087
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Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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