History and Genealogy Records Preserved by AzArrow

Albemarle County

Book Description:

Early days in Albemarle County, Virginia -- which today encompasses the communities of Batesville, Boyd Tavern, Campbell, Charlottesville, Cismont, Cobham, Covesville, Crozet, Earlysville, Esmont, Free Union, Greenwood, Howardsville, Ivy, Keene, Keswick, Mission Home, North Garden, Scottsville (part), Shadwell, White Hall, and Yancey Mills -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this booklet, comprised of excerpts from three rare vintage books: Historical Collections of Virginia by Henry Howe; Twelve Counties of Virginia by John H. Gwathmey; and Virginia, a Guide to the Old Dominion, a WPA Writer's Program publication. This new 89 page spiral-bound booklet is printed on 60# 8 1/2 x11" paper, with the print enlarged to fit the paper. The front cover is protected with a vinyl sheet. The Howe history, printed in 1845, covers the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes and sightseeing possibilities. Gwathmey's 1937 contribution, sub-titled "Where the Western Migration Began" is a rich resource for the names of prominent families. Many of these early settlers and/or their descendants later migrated to the "western" states of Kentucky, Ohio, etc. Because the booklet is comprised of excerpts from several sources, there may occasionally be duplication of material. Among the many subjects discussed are: Physical Features of the Area, the University of Virginia; Recollections of prisoners housed in Revolution; Gov. Jefferson and Legislature Saved by Tarleton's Appetite, Jack Jouett, and a Swift Horse; a Description of Monticello; Bios of Peter Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, William Wirt, author of "The British Spy," George Rogers Clark, James Monroe; the University of Virginia; the Lewis and Clark Expedition; Scottsville and the Staunton and James River Turnpike, the Steam Railroad and other Transportations Developments; Early Land Grants; First Justices, County Militia, etc. (1745); House of Burgesses members; Officers in the Revolution; a visit by Lafayette in 1824; Courthouse history and portraits, including Judge Archibald Stuart, Colonel John Bowcock, and many of the names listed below; Stately Homes of the County, Filippo Mazzei, a liberal, who brought vine cuttings and olive trees to Albemarle; Dr. Thomas Walker, physician turned explorer and spectulator, who named the Cumberland Gap; the Farmington Country Club; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. A separate section on Charlottsville includes Points of Interest and small maps of the town and the university. Some of the other family names mentioned include: Ballard, Barclay, Black, Bowen, Braham, Brooks, Brown, Burch, Cabell, Carr, Carter, Clark, Coles, Dabney, Davis, Dawson, Douglass, Duke, Durrett, Dyer, Early, Eubank, Farrar, Fry, Garland, Garrett, Garth, Gilmer, Gordon, Harris, Harrison, Harvie, Hays, Henderson, Hening, Hopkins, Hudson, Irvin, Jarman, Jouett, Kerr, Key, Kinsolving, Leake, Levy, Lewis, Lindsay, Lynch, McKennie, Macon, Magruder, Marks, Martin, Massie, Maupin, Maury, Meriwether, Michie, Minor, Nelson, Nicholas, Old, Page, Perry, Peyton, Quarles, Randolph, Rives, Rodes, Rogers, Scott, Shelton, Simms, Southall, Stevenson, Thompson, Tooley, Turner, Twyman, Walker, Wallace, Watson, Wertenbaker, White, Wingfield, Wood, Woods and Yancey. Illustrations include: the University of Virginia; Monticello; and the Albemarle Courthouse. Early days in Albemarle County, Virginia -- which today encompasses the communities of Batesville, Boyd Tavern, Campbell, Charlottesville, Cismont, Cobham, Covesville, Crozet, Earlysville, Esmont, Free Union, Greenwood, Howardsville, Ivy, Keene, Keswick, Mission Home, North Garden, Scottsville (part), Shadwell, White Hall, and Yancey Mills -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this booklet, comprised of excerpts from three rare vintage books: Historical Collections of Virginia by Henry Howe; Twelve Counties of Virginia by John H. Gwathmey; and Virginia, a Guide to the Old Dominion, a WPA Writer's Program publication. The spiral-bound booklet is printed on 60# 8 1/2 x11" paper, with the print enlarged to fit the paper. The front cover is protected with a vinyl sheet. The Howe history, printed in 1845, covers the early development of this area, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes and sightseeing possibilities. Gwathmey's 1937 contribution, sub-titled "Where the Western Migration Began" is a rich resource for the names of prominent families. Many of these early settlers and/or their descendants later migrated to the "western" states of Kentucky, Ohio, etc. Because the booklet is comprised of excerpts from several sources, there may occasionally be duplication of material. Among the many subjects discussed are: Physical Features of the Area, the University of Virginia; Recollections of prisoners housed in Revolution; Gov. Jefferson and Legislature Saved by Tarleton's Appetite, Jack Jouett, and a Swift Horse; a Description of Monticello; Bios of Peter Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis, William Wirt, author of "The British Spy," George Rogers Clark, James Monroe; the University of Virginia; the Lewis and Clark Expedition; Scottsville and the Staunton and James River Turnpike, the Steam Railroad and other Transportations Developments; Early Land Grants; First Justices, County Militia, etc. (1745); House of Burgesses members; Officers in the Revolution; a visit by Lafayette in 1824; Courthouse history and portraits, including Judge Archibald Stuart, Colonel John Bowcock, and many of the names listed below; Stately Homes of the County, Filippo Mazzei, a liberal, who brought vine cuttings and olive trees to Albemarle; Dr. Thomas Walker, physician turned explorer and spectulator, who named the Cumberland Gap; the Farmington Country Club; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. A separate section on Charlottsville includes Points of Interest and small maps of the town and the university. Some of the other family names mentioned include: Ballard, Barclay, Black, Bowen, Braham, Brooks, Brown, Burch, Cabell, Carr, Carter, Clark, Coles, Dabney, Davis, Dawson, Douglass, Duke, Durrett, Dyer, Early, Eubank, Farrar, Fry, Garland, Garrett, Garth, Gilmer, Gordon, Harris, Harrison, Harvie, Hays, Henderson, Hening, Hopkins, Hudson, Irvin, Jarman, Jouett, Kerr, Key, Kinsolving, Leake, Levy, Lewis, Lindsay, Lynch, McKennie, Macon, Magruder, Marks, Martin, Massie, Maupin, Maury, Meriwether, Michie, Minor, Nelson, Nicholas, Old, Page, Perry, Peyton, Quarles, Randolph, Rives, Rodes, Rogers, Scott, Shelton, Simms, Southall, Stevenson, Thompson, Tooley, Turner, Twyman, Walker, Wallace, Watson, Wertenbaker, White, Wingfield, Wood, Woods and Yancey. Illustrations include: the University of Virginia; Monticello; and the Albemarle Courthouse.

Albemarle County, Virginia
only $13.10



Cover of Albemarle County History

Sources: Historical Collections of Virginia / History of Albemarle County Virginia / Charlottesville History
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1845
Original Publisher: Durrie and Peck and J.W. Barber
See Description for more info.

 

Browse by State

Search for a Subject, Place, Name or other Keyword

Shipping Charges

Your entire order ships for $3, which covers Standard Media Mail Shipping. Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

Priority mail is also available during checkout. Price varies but will never exceed $11 for your entire order.


Sending Check or Money Order

This site uses PayPal to complete payment. PayPal accepts all major credit cards and you do not need a PayPal account.

If you prefer to mail Check or Money Order: Total the prices for the books you'd like. Add $3 shipping for your entire order. Make payment to Thomas Rebok and send to:

Thomas Rebok
4643 E Juarez Street
Tucson AZ  85711

Shipping Charges

Your entire order ships for $3, which covers Standard Media Mail Shipping. Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

Priority mail is also available during checkout. Price varies but will never exceed $11 for your entire order.

Need Assistance?

AzArrow is managed by a couple regular folks. If you have a question or need assistance, we're more than happy to help out.

Contact Us