1813. CAPT. These colonists were induced to leave their homes in Germany by the Baron de Graffenreid, acting for Governor Spotswood who was then making preparations to develop his iron mines in the vicinity of Germanna, and this business enterprise of the Governor was the sole cause of their coming to America and Virginia. REED, AGNES She was buried first in Washington, D. C., in 1849, and her remains were not brought to Montpelier until about 1858. McCADDAN, PATRICK Construction is complete. WINSLOW, THOS. MCDANIEL, WM. W.* In November, 1740, Zacharias Bell being enlisted into his Majesty's service as a soldier to serve against the Spaniards and having deserted, it is ordered that the sheriff, immediately after the adjourning of this court, do sell the said Bell to the highest bidder as a servant for the space of five years, and apply the money according to law. Who were the first English settlers may be best ascertained from the family names mentioned in the earlier court proceedings as narrated in other chapters. DUVAL, JNO. Meantime the costs had been enormous, and, what with the losses and the expenses of litigation, there was not much left of this noble charity for the school board to administer. 1743. 1747. FLEMING PARKER It is known to be very defective; and if the names of soldiers not found therein are to be rescued from oblivion, it must be done by these two organizations, and done at once. 1749. Moore, resigned. ROSSE, ALEX. Litigation now became fast and acrimonious. NIGHTEN, ---* This undoubtedly constitutes the chief spectacular occasion of the year, and also stimulates the breeding of fine horses. JOHNSON, PETER GEORGE BROOKS The first survey for its extension was through Swift Run Gap to Harrisonburg, but Albemarle and Augusta legislators got it diverted to Staunton, thereby losing the bulk of the great Valley trade to Richmond and the State. Battalion Ordered to join my Comp. JAMES GAIN Es. In 1749 William Monroe proved his importation into this colony from Great Britain. RICHARDS, F. From a respectable officer of militia, at that time, the subjoined description of La Fayette's route has, been obtained; "I joined the Marquis's army the night they left Richmond, and encamped with the army at Winston's plantation, I believe in the County of Hanover. W. Captain: MCCLARY, CHARLES The first white settlement was Germanna, which became Orange County. TOWN OF ORANGE, Va. (WVIR) - The old Orange County Courthouse, located in the town of Orange, is being cleaned up and outfitted with new cameras to … HENRY FIELD Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. MALLORY, R. H. Another shot was "heard 'round the world," when Sumter was fired on, and the echoes of it have hardly yet cased to reverberate. JACOB BURRUS Having frequently seen such objects before, in travelling through these States, I had no difficulty in understanding that this was a place of religious worship. TINDER, J. T. WM. In nearly all of the earlier grants, the Southwest Mountains are called the Little Mountains and Blue Run is invariably spelled "Blew.". John Douglas ordered to be certified to the General Assembly. ZACHA. 1741. VASS, JAMES KEMPER, JAMES LAWSON. The overseers' sons would be at the same desk, when desks were to be had, and in the same classes with the planters' sons; and ordinarily " the three R's " would constitute the curriculum, though Latin was taught to all who wished to learn it. HARPER, JAS. PHILIP MALLORY, 2d Lt. in 1777; 1st Lt. 1778; Capt. In 1634, just one hundred years before the formation of Orange, "the country was divided into eight ,shires which are to be governed as the shires in England. BEND. These deposits lie mainly along the verge of the limestone belt. In November the sheriff was ordered to list all indigent soldiers disabled or honorably discharged, and their families, and the families of those now in service, and the widows and minor children of such as are dead or may die; and to summon all the justices to the next term to make provision for the families of soldiers in service. In 1782 appears the first record of the unspeakable crime, when Cary, a negro slave of William Vawter, is hanged for rape. HARVEY, JOHN L. For seven years, until the population grew large enough, Augusta’s records were kept in Orange. BRADY, WM. The Narrow Gauge was not completed until about 1875, and until carried further into the interior can never become of great commercial importance. THOMAS MERRY Spotsylvania from Essex, King William, and King and Queen in 1720; and. DAVIS, RICHD. At the next term many constables and surveyors of the highway were appointed, among the latter Christopher Zimmerman, "from the German Road to Potatoe Run; " John Howard, " from the Chapple Road to the Rapidan Cave's Ford;" John Garth, "from the fork of Elk Run to Staunton's River," as the north branch of the Rapidan was then called; Alexander Waugh, "from Germanna Road to Pine Stake;" Benjamin Porter, "from Todd's Branch to mouth of Robinson;" Edward Haley, "from Taliaferro Road to the Tombstone;" William Smith, "from the Tombstone to the Chapple;" and John Snow "from Todd's Path to Chew's Mill. " JAMES CHISHAM (Chisholm). FRANCIS TAYLOR ---HENSLEY (Son of Jane) AMOS, GEO. The history of these Germans is very interesting, and has been written at large by several authors, the best and most comprehensive account of them being the "Kemper Genealogy," which treats of the earliest colony, that of 1714. Bell, Gent., October, 1782. Mr. J. M. Gardner gives the names of James Roach and Abner Sisson as lieutenants and the name of lieu tenant Andrews as William H. instead of Samuel. ALEX MACKENNY. Excerpt from A History of Orange County, Virginia: From Its Formation in 1734 (O. S.) To the End of Reconstruction in 1870; Compiled Mainly From Original Records; With a Brief Sketch of the Beginnings of Virginia, a Summary of Local Evets to 1907, and a Map I have undertaken to write this book because I thought that the history of Orange was notable enough to deserve preservation. II. The route from thence was in byeroads in the direction of the Rivanna River, through Orange, and the upper end of Louisa and Fluvanna Counties. JOHN ALMOND RICHD. RICHE, PATRICK RICHARD GRAVES George Taylor, John Spotswood, Privates: 17th. Timeline Attributes. 1757. Nearly all the Encyclopaedias allege that this eminent statesman was born in Orange. On April 26, 2016, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution authorizing the creation of the Orange County Broadband Authority. German-town, 25th. 1740. LAYTON, J. T., * JAMES HANEY MILLS, ROGER Q. Near Somerset; was built some time before 1830 for judge Philip Pendleton Barbour, the workmen being of those who had been engaged in building the University. TERRELL, 2d Lt. 5th Va. Dec. 1776; resigned 1778.(Heitman. 1735. For one day detained, per account, £ 8. The apportionment among individual owners appears at large on the order book. Originally it was elliptical in form, with the longer axis nearly east and west; but the river in shifting its channel some years ago, undermined and carried away the eastern portion, probably from one-half to two-thirds of the entire structure. He entered the army, was wounded at the famous battle of Blenheim, and rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel. We were very merry, and diverted ourselves with our adventures. I give all my personal estate of every description, ornamental, as well as useful, except as hereinafter otherwise given, to my dear wife, and I also give to her all my manuscript papers, having entire confidence in her discreet and proper use of them, but subject to the qualification in succeeding clause. PARSONS, RICHARD The soil is very fertile, and nature has dispensed all her bounties with a lavish hand. My boy was taken with a violent fever, and very sick. And Raleigh 'round the seas! Orange is one of eighteen Virginia counties for which the 1810 census is lost. WILLIS, LEWIS OTHER HISTORIC HOUSES. We arrived at his house by five of the clock, and were nobly entertained. A brief sketch of the beginnings of Virginia seems a necessary introduction to a history of Orange. Lieutenants: Mag, 4, 128.). WILLIAM WARD TALIAFERRO, W. R. Grouping the five years in Mr. Newman's record between 1859 and 1863, very nearly the same average is found. IRA BROCKMAN LEE, LAFAYETTE JONATHAN PRATT I let him understand that besides the pleasure of paying him a visit, I came to be instructed by so great a master in the mystery of making of iron, wherein he had led the way, and was the Tubal Cain of Virginia. It is well known to the writer that this roster is far from complete; yet it is far and away the completest grouping of Orange soldiers yet compiled, and he has had endless trouble in compiling it. OAKHILL. Ensigns: 1741 Citations from the order books in the chapter, "Orange in the Revolution," prove that Brock's Bridge was regarded as an important structure, and that a guard was constantly kept there long before this march occurred; which seems to be conclusive, that the Marquis did not construct the road in Orange. The "Somerset" and "Rapidan" neighborhoods embrace the most beautiful and highly cultivated sections of the County. JAMES WEBB FLEMING KENDALL The change of `style' consisted in dating the year from January 1 st instead of March 25th; and the addition of the eleven days was a mere incident. MORRIS, THOMAS At seven in the morning we mounted our horses, and parted with the rangers, who were to go farther on, and we returned homewards; we repassed the mountains, and at five in the afternoon we came to Hospital Camp, where we left our sick men, and heavy baggage, and we found all things well and safe. JOSEPH THOMAS. Prince of Orange one of England's most worthy kings: Next to "good Queen Anne" he appears to have been the best beloved by the colonists of all their kings; King William, King and Queen, … SMITH, WM. Virginia had declared her independence of the Crown on the 29th of June, 1776, five days before the general Declaration in July. ESKEW, WM. But in May, 1777, commissions from Patrick Henry, the first governor of the new " Commonwealth, " directed to James Madison, Francis Moore, William Bell, Rowland Thomas, Reuben Daniel, Zachary Burnley, Thomas Bell, William Moore, Andrew Shepherd, Thomas Barbour, Johnny Scott, Benjamin Grymes, James Madison, Jr., Uriel Mallory, Catlett Conway, and Jeremiah White,were received: and they constituted the first bench of justices under the new regime. George was killed in battle, in the Valley. As he was so long president of the Society, and took such a warm interest in its management, this letter, written but a few years before his death, has all the force of an official utterance. RICHARD MORGAN To Revise and amend the constitution, A. C. Walter. Thus in a total vote of 914, there was only a States Rights majority of 48, and adding the Douglas vote to Bell's, a majority of only 36; so it will be seen that love for the "Union" was still strong in the County. During that time Zachary Taylor was born. JOEL FOSTER Wm. He, too, was the author of the letter accompanying the Constitution signed by Washington, and addressed to the President of Congress, He it was who, with Jay and Hamilton, sustained the Constitution by those essays, which under the name of the "Federalist," have attained the dignity of a text-book and a classic He it was who, more than any one man, braced the nerves of the Convention of 1788, while Henry, George Mason, Grayson and Monroe were breathing awful imprecations on the head of the new system; and who drafted the form of ratification of that instrument by the body, a form destined to be known better hereafter than it is at present. Ordered, that the building of the courthouse and office be let at the same time, and either publicly or privately. ROSS, DAVID ANDREWS, WM. Rev. Got our tents in order, and our horses shod. GOODWIN, L. T. * MCALEGANT, JAMES GILASBY, MARGARET Two, the "Gordonsville Greys," Capt. Sergeants: MARTIN, T. J. Third Lieutenant: ROOD, JAMES CRITTENDEN He was the author, in part, of Washington's "Farewell Address,'' and of the splendid inscription on Houdon's statue of Washington, which has no superior of its kind, "The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia have caused this statue to be erected as a monument of affection and gratitude to George Washington, who, uniting to the endowments of the hero the virtues of the patriot, and exerting both in establishing the liberties of his country, has rendered his name dear to his fellow citizens, and given to the world an immortal example of true glory.". 1745. * 1740. 1740. DOWNIN, VIRGIL BROCKMAN, ASA JAMESON CHARLES BRUCE, captain Four Meherrin Indians also came. 1746. The Committee were the rather induced to meet for this purpose, as it had also been reported that there were a considerable number of these performances in the Country, introduced amongst us in all probability to promote the infamous ends for which they were written; that they were to be sold indiscriminately at Purdie's office in Wiliiamsburgh, and that unfavorable impressions had been made on some people's minds by the confident assertions of falsehoods and insidious misrepresentations of facts contained in them. WILHITE, JOHN In the mass were two small deposits of calcined human bones, and beneath it were graves or burial pits. 1765-68. 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