Sunday, December 30, 2012

Marriage Notices Outside PWCo


Providence Patriot (Providence, RI) – 18 December 1822
MARRIED, in Prince William county, Vir. On the 4th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Latham, Mr. Christopher C. Cushing, of Seekonk, Mass. To Miss Eleanor Newman, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Newman, Esq. of the former place.

Baltimore Patriot (Baltimore, MD) – 10 February 1824
MARRIED, at Snow Hill, Prince William county, Va., James M. Tyler, to Miss Ann Matilda, eldest daughter of Col. William Hebb.

Torch Light (Hagers-town, MD) – 14 September 1826
…On the same day [Thursday 7th], in Prince William county, Virginia, Mr. Jacob Snively, of Hancock, to Miss Harriet Blackwell, daughter of D. Blackwell, Esq.

Gloucester Telegraph (Gloucester, MA) – 9 October 1830
Another Revolutionary Soldier gone!!!  At Summerfield, Prince William County, Va., on the 5th ult. By the Rev. J. E. Weems, William Flatford, Esq. a soldier of the Revolution, aged 85 years, to Miss Chloe Allen, aged 45.

Richmond Whig (Richmond, VA) – 19 May 1840
MARRIED.  On Thursday 14th instant, by the Rev'd Wm. S. Plummer, Mr. Dan'l A. Ratcliffe of Prince William County, to Miss Mary Frances, daughter of James Bosher, Esqr. Of this city.

Massachusetts Spy (Worcester, MA) – 2 February 1848
In Petersham, Jan 10, Mr. N. Look, of Prince William County, Va., to Miss Sarah Ann Lincoln.

Critic-Record (Washington, DC) – 23 October 1875
MARRIAGE LICENSES.  Licenses to wed have been issued to Henry Washington and Jane Ware, George R. Atkinson, of Prince William co., Va., and Jennie B. Jones, of Fairfax county, Va.; Thomas C. Johnson and Elizabeth Tilghman, both of Baltimore; Thomas Shea and Mary Devine.

Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD) – 01 July 1899
COCKE-SMITH.  [Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.]  Roanoke, VA., June 30. – Miss Lillie May Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob D. Smith, was married tonight at St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church to Corey B. Cocke, of Prince William county.  Miss Marion Cocke, of Roanoke, was maid of honor and Dr. E. L. Downs best man.  The happy couple left on the midnight train for a Northern bridal tour.

Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD) – 28 September 1899
TAYLOR-SPINDLE.  [Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun].  Fredericksburg, VA., Sept. 27 – Mr. Robert B. Taylor, of Prince William county, and Mrs. Mary Alice Spindle, of Caroline county, were married heretoday at the Methodist parsonage, Rev. J. P. Stump officiating.

Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD) – 7 November 1903
HOTTLE-ROBINSON.  [Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun].  MANASSAS, VA., Nov. 6. – Miss Virginia Robinson, daughter of Mr. J. H. Robinson, and Mr. J. S. Hottle, of Shenandoah, Va., were married on Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock at the home of the bride, near Manassas, by Rev. R. Smith, of this place.  A wedding dinner was served immediately after the ceremony, after which Mr. and Mrs. Hottle left on a Northern tour.  On their return they will reside in Manassas.

Baltimore American (Baltimore, MD) – 22 June 1905
CLARKSON-THELIN. – A marriage of much interest which took place last evening was that of Miss Marie Bertin Thelin, daughter of Mrs. William T. Thelin, of Mount Washington, to Mr. Thomas B. Clarkson, of Prince William county, Va.  The bride, through her father, the late William T. Thelin, of this city, is of old French Huguenot descent, while through her mother, a daughter of the late Judge Griswold, she is a representative of one of the most important colonial lines of Maryland.  She is a very charming young girl, who only made her debut two seasons ago.  The groom is a son of Dr. Clarkson, of Prince William county, and comes of an old South Carolina family.

The ceremony was performed at 8 p. m. at St. John's Protestant Episcopal church, Mount Washington, by the rector, Rev. Wilbur F. Watkins, Jr.  The interior was beautifully decorated by the members of St. Mary's Guild with a profusion of sweet peas, roses, smilax and ferns.  Over the chancel was erected a canopy of red and white roses, beneath which the young couple stood for the marriage service.  Announcing the approach of the bridal party the hymn "Oh, Perfect Love" was sung by the choir of St. John's, the wedding chorus from "Lohengrin" being afterward rendered upon the organ by Miss Berth leary as the processional.  The bride entered with her brother, Mr. Griswold Tehlin, by whom she was given away.  She wore an exquisite gown of white liberty silk, trimmed with old lace, and a tulie veil, taught with orange blossoms.  Her ornaments were pearls, and instead of a bouquet she carried a white prayer book.  Two little girls – Misses Mary Kirk and Floy Van Den Burg – served as flower girls in dainty frocks of white embroidered mull, with pink ribbons, and carrying a basket of pink bridesmaid roses.

Mr. Walter Clarkson of Washington, brother of the groom, was best man.  The ushers were Mr. Robert H. B. Beverly, Mr. Alexander M. Breckenridge, and Mr. Hugh T. Clarkson, all of Virginia; Mr. Carl Clarkson, of Alabama, Mr. Thomas B. Headley, of Philadelphia, and Mr. William T. Thelin, Jr. of Lewiston, Pa.  After the ceremony the immediate members of the two families and the bridal party returned to the residence of Mrs. Thelin to drink the health of the bride and groom, who soon after left on their wedding trip.  Upon their return they will reside in Washington, D.C. 

On Tuesday afternoon the bridal party, with members of the two families, were entertained at luncheon at the Baltimore Country Club by Mrs. Charles E. Phelps, sister of the bride.  On Monday evening, a dinner in honor of the groom and his attendants was given by Charles. E. Phelps, also at the Country Club.

Baltimore American (Baltimore, MD) – 25 April 1906
Wedding in Manassas.  [Special to The American]  Manassas, Va., April 24 – Dr. W. U. Newman and Miss Florence Herrell were married at 12 o'clock today at the home of Capt. And Mrs. J. E. Herrell, on Battle street.  The ceremony was performed in the presence of the members of the bride's family and a few of her more intimate friends.  Dr. Newman is a prominent physician of this place.  The bride's father, Capt. J. E. Herrell, is a treasurer of Prince William county.

Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD) – 27 August 1907
CLINE-KEYS.  [Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.]  Fredericksburg, Va., Aug. 26 – Miss Annie Gertrude Keys, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Keys, of Prince William county, and Dr. T. C. Cline, of Dumfries, were married at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. A. J. Cummings officiating.  The couple left on a bridal tour for the Jamestown Exposition.  They will reside at Dumfries.

Washington Bee (Washington, DC) – 29 June 1918
QUIETLY MARRIED.  Miss Dovie Peters and Mr. Norman B. Grigsby were married Wednesday, June 19, 1918.  Owing to the recent departure of the bride's brother for France, the couple were married quietly by the Rev. J. Strange, of Alexandria, Va.  Only the nearest relatives were present.  The bride wore a lovely gown of white georgette crepe trimmed most artistically with white and pink beads.  The hat was of white straw and georgette crepe touched here and there with forget-me-not, which corresponded most wonderfully with the bouquet she carried.  Her only attendant was her sister, Miss Nellie B. Peters, of Washington.  The bride and groom left immediately after the ceremony for a short stay with their parents in Virginia.  The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Peters of Manassas, Va.  The groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Grigsby of Marshall, Va.  The couple will later return to Washington, where Mr. Grigsby will take up his duties with the War Risk Insurance.







Friday, December 7, 2012

Deed: Anderson to Brawner (8 August 1859)


PWCo Deed Book 25, page 87
Anderson to Brawner Deed of Trust

This deed made the 8th day of August in the year 1859 between Richard Anderson of the one part and William Brawner of the other part all of the County of Prince William in the State of Virginia.  Witnesseth that the said Richard Anderson for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar in hand paid him by the said William G. Brawner the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, doth grant and convey to the said William G. Brawner his heirs assigns etc a certain tract of land lying and being in the County of Prince William containing 127 acres more or less and known as lot no. 1 in the division of land of Ann Anderson of record in the clerks of the County Court of Prince William County, also the crop of rye and corn now on the said land.  In trust to secure to Edwin Gaines the payment of my note for one hundred and fifty dollars bearing even date herewith and payable on demand, and at any time when the said Edwin Gaines shall so direct the said William G. Brawner shall proceed to sell the said land and crop of rye and corn to the highest bidder at public auction for cash, and after having paid the expenses attending such sale, shall pay over to the said Edwin Gaines the amount of the said note with legal interest thereon, and shall then pay over to the said Richard Anderson all the residue of the proceeds of the said sale, witness the following signatures and seals

Richard Anderson

State of Virginia
Prince William Co to wit:

I William W. Thornton a justice of the peace for the county aforesaid in the State of Virginia do certify that Richard Anderson, whose name is signed to the above writing bearing date the 8th day of August 1859, has acknowledged the same before me in my County aforesaid, given under my hand this 8th day of August 1859.

Wm. W. Thornton, J.P.

In Prince William County Court September 5th 1859, this deed trust from Anderson to Brawner with Certificate annexed, was presented to the Court and ordered to be recorded.

Teste, P. D. Lipscomb

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Newspaper Tidbit: Trustees' Sale

Alexandria Gazette - 05 February 1827

TRUSTEES' SALE.  By virtue of two deeds of trust, executed by Isaac Henry and Judith his wife, to the subscribers, bearing date the 14th day of October, 1822, and duly recorded in the Clerk's office of the county of Prince William, and for the purposes in the said deeds mentioned, we shall offer at public auction, for cash, at Brentsville, in the county of Prince William, on Monday the 12th of February next, the Tract of land on which the said Henry at present resides, lying in the county of Prince William, containing Three Hundred and Thirty Acres, more or less -- it being the tract of land which the said Henry purchased of Robert H. Hooe and Robert Hamilton, executors of Elizabeth Carter, dec'd.  As we shall sell the foregoing property as trustees, no other title will be conveyed than is vested in us by the deeds of trust aforesaid.

Edmund Brooke
Stuart G. Thornton

jan 11-ts



29 January 1827 - Alexandria Gazette

NOTICE.  By virtue of a deed of trust executed to us by James Foster and Silas Foster, on the 7th day of December, 1825, for the purpose of securing to John Withers & Co. and Withers & Washington, the payment of the debts therein mentioned, we shall, on Monday, the 5th day of March next, expose to sale by public auction for cash, before the front door of the Court House of Prince William county, one negro girl named Anne and her child--Also; the interest of the said James and Silas Foster, in the estate of their father, James Foster, deceased.  Such title as we have under the trust deed will be conveyed to the purchaser.

M. B. Sinclair
Peyton Norvill
   Trustees

jan 27-ts

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Newspaper Tidbit: Land for Sale: Portici


Alexandria Gazette – 03 November 1855

FAIRFAX AND PRINCE WILLIAM LAND FOR SALE. - I will offer for sale at public auction, at Fairfax Court House, on Monday the 17th day of December next, that being Court day, the following TRACTS OF LAND, viz:

No. 1. Being a part of Portici, the residence of the late Alfred Ball, deceased. This tract contains one hundred and twenty eight acres, lying on Bull Run, in the County of Fairfax, 3 ½ miles west of Centreville, half a mile from the Warrenton and Alexandria Turnpike, and within a few miles of Tudor Hall Station, on the Orange and Alexandria Rail Road. It has an abundance of woodland, and is capable of being made a first rate little farm.

No. 2. Also, a part of Portici, containing one hundred and twenty-two acres, and lying in Prince William County, immediately between Portici and Ben Lomond, the residence of Thomas and Andrew Pringle.

No. 3. Lies on Sandy Run in Fairfax County, about six miles northwest of the Village of Occoquan, and adjoining the lands of Ashford and others. It contains two hundred acres, well supplied with wood and water, and is inferior to no land in the county in its natural qualities. I will sell either or all of these tracts at private sale. Terms easy, and made known on the day of sale. Address Groveton, Prince William Co., Va.

C.Carter

Prince William Co., Va., nov 3

Monday, December 3, 2012

Newspaper Tidbit: To be Sold: Brenton Tract

Virginia Gazette - 21 September 1769

To be SOLD to the highest bidder, at the town of Dumfries, in Prince William county, on Thursday the 16th day of November next,

The BRENTON Tract of Land, containing about 7000 acres, in parcels, as will be then thought best for the purposes expressed in a deed of trust from Mess. George Brent and Robert Brent to the first three subscribers, and from Mr. George Brent to the other subscribers.  The sale being now jointly advertised by all the trustees, who will join in the deeds, those inclinable to purchase may be assured of meeting with no disappointment.  Time of payment will be given for part of the money.

William Brent
Daniel Carroll
Henry Rozier
   Trustees

Hector Ross
John Gibson
William Carr
   Trustees for the creditors of Mr. Robert Brent