Saturday, May 26, 2012

Will of William Bauzel


William Bauzel's Will
PWCo Will Book I, pg. 320

In the name of God Amen I William Bauzel of Prince William County Planter being weak in body but having my perfect reason and right of sences & understanding do hereby make my last will and testament.  Ipromis, I give and bequeath unto my well be Loved wife Mary Bauzel all my estate possessions and property as long as she may live except one feather bed and furniture that I leave unto my sun Richard Bauzel and after my wife Mary Bauzel decease for all the rest of my property to be equally devided amongst all my children except my sun George and at his decease for his part to be returned unto the rest of my children, January the 3rd day One Thousand Eight Hundred & Seven.  I leave my wife Mary Bauzel & my sun William Bauzel my Executors.

{signed} William [X his mark] Bauzel

Signed Sealed acknowledges & delivers in the presants of
Alen Bland
Jessey Warder
William Loard

At a Court held for Prince William County February 2nd 1807.  This last will & testament of William Bauzel dec'd was presented to the Court and being proved by the oaths of Jessy Warder, William Loard & Allen Bland was ordered to be recorded.

And at a Court cont and held for said County April 7th 1807 Mary Boswell Executrix named in the last will and testament of William Bauzel dec'd came into Court and renounced the burthen of the Execution thereof and William Boswell Executor named in the said Will came unto Court and made thereto according to Law and having taken the Oath of an Executor and entered into bond with Security according to the Law certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Teste, J. Williams


[All spelling errors are as written in the Will book ~cgl]

Friday, May 25, 2012

Buckland Marriages

Alexandria Herald - 13 January 1823
   MARRIED At Buckland, on Thursday evening last, by the rev. Thos. T. Harrison, Mr. William Evans, of Alexandria, to Miss Penelope Summers, of Fairfax Co., VA.

Baltimore Gazette and Daily Advertiser - 29 February 1832
   MARRIED. By the Rev. Mr. Knox, on Tuesday the 21st inst. at the Grove, near Buckland, Va. Mr. James J. Fisher, of Baltimore, to Miss S. M.P. Moxley, of the former place.

Alexandria Gazette - 12 October 1838
   MARRIED. In Buckland, on Thursday evening last by the Rev. John V. Rigden, Mr. Richard Speake of Warrenton, to Miss Martha Ann Sanders of Buckland.

Alexandria Gazette - 18 December 1865
   MARRIED. By the same [Rev. J. S. Trone], at Buckland, Prince William co., on the 7th December, Thos. W. Nalls and Miss Fannie Keys.

Alexandria Gazette - 11 October 1867
   MARRIED. On Tueday the 8th instant, at Kinsley, near Buckland, Prince William county, Va., by Rev. John W. Pugh, Mr. Orlando F. Glasscock, of Fauquier co., to Miss Lossie F. Delaplane.

Alexandria Gazette - 26 March 1869
   MARRIED. At the residence of the bride's father, near Buckland, on the 22nd instant, by the Rev. Mr. Aldrich, Logan Hunton, of Warrenton to Miss Sarah, daughter of Maj. Thomas A. Ball.

Richmond Whig - 15 November 1872
   MARRIED. ADAMS-WILCOX- On Tuesday, October 29th, at Buckland, the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. Dr. Wade, Mr. William W. Adams, of Petersburg, to Miss E Sheered, daughter of James M. Willcox, of Charles City county, Va. No cards.

Alexandria Gazette - 14 December 1874
   MARRIED. On December 9th, at Broad Run Baptist Church, by Rev. H. H. Wyer, Dr. H. D. Kerfoot and Miss Minnie H. Moss, both of Buckland, Prince William county, VA.

June Events with PW Historic Preservation Foundation


June 6
Family Night
6 pm –8 pm, $1 when coming from the Sudley Manor Rd Chick-Fil-A, $2 for everyone else
In the 1850s, Ben Lomond was a sheep farm, with over 500 sheep living here! In honor of our wooly past, join us to make your very own Clay Dough Sheep and spin wool! Learn about the people and their work to raise the sheep, plus what happened to all that wool!
Ben Lomond Historic Site. 703-367-7872

June 9
Family History Day- Nature Exploration
11 am–4 pm, $7 per person
Be a nature explorer.  Spend the afternoon in the great outdoors.  Learn about the wildlife and plants that call Virginia home.  Make leaf rubbings, listen to stories, help plant a meadow, tour the vegetable garden, go on a bird watch and much more.  Activities and crafts will take place throughout the day.  
Rippon Lodge Historic Site. 703-499-9812

June 9
Bird Walk and Bagels
8am; $10 per person, reservations required.
Our location along the edge of Neabsco Creek and the Potomac River makes Rippon Lodge an attractive place for birds.  Join local birding experts on a guided walk of the grounds.  Discover our diverse population of song and raptor birds.  After the walk, join us for bagels in the River Room.  Bring binoculars and guide books.   Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes.  No pets please.  Tours of the house are included. 
Rippon Lodge Historic Site. 703-499-9812

June 9, 10, 23, 24
Bristoe Station Battlefield Guided Tours
11am-3pm, tours leave on the hour, donations accepted
Bristoe Station Battlefield staff and volunteers will provide guided tours of the battlefield. Learn about Camp Jones and the two battles that took place here in 1862 and 1863. Tours begin on the hour and depart from the kiosk in the parking lot on Iron Brigade Unit Avenue. Last tour at 3 pm. 
Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park703-366-3049

June 14
Lecture - United States Marine Involvement in the War of 1812
7pm, free, donations accepted
Gunnery Sgt. Thomas E. Williams of the U.S. Marine Corps Historical Company will give an overview of Marine involvement during the War of 1812.  Gunny Williams will also address the exhibits and programs that will take place at the U.S. Marine Corps museum here inPrince William County as the 200th anniversary of the war is commemorated.
Old Manassas Courthouse. 703-792-4754

June 15
Potomac River Blockade Boat Tour and Dinner
5pm – 8pm; $30 per person; reservations required
Cruise along the Potomac River shoreline and view sites that were critical to the Confederate forces’ successful blockade of WashingtonD.C. from September 1861 through March 1862. Local historians will discuss the significance of the blockade, gun batteries and camps that supported the Confederate efforts. The cruise will include the preserved batteries at Freestone Point and Possum Nose, as well as Evansport and Shipping Point. Tour includes dinner.  No pets please. Not appropriate for children under six. Please call 703-792-4754 for more information and reservations.

June 16           
Juneteenth at the Lucasville School
11am– 2pm; $5 per person
Celebrate Juneteenth at Lucasville SchoolPrince William County’s only extant one-room school built for African-American children.  Experience what a school day might have been like in the tiny building and participate in games and crafts that the children might have played.
Lucasville School703-365-7895

June 16
Nature Trail Walk
1pm; $5 per person.
Take a guided tour along the nature trails at Brentsville and learn about plants and animals that live in this part ofVirginia
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre. 703-365-7895

June 16-17
Father's Day Tour at all Prince William County HPD Sites
11am-4pm; $5 per person. FATHERS FREE
In honor of Father's Day, all fathers that visit an HPD site on Father's Day weekend will be given a complimentary tour of the site.  If you dad enjoys military history, a history of tools, or anything else "manly", treat Dad to a visit of a HPD site. 
Ben Lomond Historic Site, Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, Rippon Lodge Historic Site

June 21
Fireside Stories at Ben Lomond: Seven Days!
6 pm–7pm; free, donations accepted
In the early summer of 1862, it looked like the Confederacy was on its last leg.  However, newly appointed General of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, changed that in seven bloody days in late June and early July.  Join local historians to learn how this campaign changed Prince William County, the state of Virginia, and this country forever. Refreshments available for purchase, weather permitting
Ben Lomond Historic Site. 703-367-7872

June 23
The Deadliest Enemy
11 am - 4 pm; $5 per person
During the quiet winter of 1861-62, men were still dying long after the Battle of First Manassas. Disease killed more Civil War soldiers than combat and both armies were especially hard hit during the first years of the war. Please join staff for a guided tour about the Civil War soldiers' deadliest enemy. Tours begin on the hour with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m.
Ben Lomond Historic Site. 703-367-7872

June 28
Lecture - September Suspense: The Union
Uncertain
7pm, free, donations accepted
Civil War historian and author Dennis Frye will take us through the Campaign of 1862 from Harpers Ferry through the battle of Sharpsburg / Antietam.  Dennis will introduce his newest published work on this subject and will hopefully have copies available at the lecture.   
Old Manassas Courthouse. 703-792-4754

June 30           
Storytime at Brentsville
1pm; $2 per child
Join Brentsville staff for children’s stories about local history, people, and events.
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre. 703-365-7895


Looking for a special place to hold a wedding, anniversary party, meeting or other event?  Check out our historic property rentals on our website at www.pwcgov.org/historicpreservation.  Rippon Lodge, Union Church at Brentsville Courthouse and the Old Manassas Courthouse are all available for rent. 

Prince William County Division of Historic Preservation

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Newspaper Tidbit: A New Candidate

Roanoke Times - 25 May 1897

A NEW CANDIDATE.  There is a new candidate in the field for the Democratic nomination for governor.  This is Mr. James Robert Southall, of Gainesville, Prince William county, who says he is sure to win.  Mr. Southall is here working up a boom for himself.  He wants to be governor and he does not hesitate to say so.  And he further declares that the people want him.  Mr. Southall came here to attend the session of the State committee and has remained over to talk up his candidacy.  He says he has made several speeches in his section of the State and will go from here to Culpeper and Orange.  Mr. Southall, who was a gallant Confederate and is a great sportsman, proposes quite a liberal platform on which he thinks all Democrats can stand.  He seems equally as earnest as either of the other three candidates in the field, and says he is working night and day with every assurance of success.
   ~Richmond correspondent Norfolk Pilot

(Apparently not enough people "wanted" Mr. Southall.  James Hogue Tyler was elected the 43rd Governor of Virginia from 1898 to 1902 ~cgl)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dr. Cassius Carter


Alexandria Gazette – 11 February 1851
                Dr. Cassius Carter, having settled in Brentsville, respectfully offers his services to the citizens of the village, and the surrounding country.  Office, that formerly occupied by the late Dr. John Gray.
                Brentsville, Feb 11—eo8t

 1850 Fairfax County Census

Alexandria Gazette – 3 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 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-eighth 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 adjoins 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 country 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-eotf

Alexandria Gazette – 6 November 1855
                Dr. James Vowles (successor to Dr. Cassius Carter) having located at Brentsville, Prince William County, Va., respectfully offers his professional services to the citizens of the village and vicinity.
                Brentsville, nov1-eo31

Daily National Intelligencer – 9 August 1856
                Died recently, in Orange county, Virginia, in the thirty first year of his age, Dr. Cassius Carter, of Prince William.
                The deceased had been united in marriage but a few hours to an accomplished young lady when, amid the innocent festivities common to such occasions, he was arrested by the hand of death.  The mysterious dispensation filled many hearts with the sincerest grief.
                The deceased was a young man of great promise, fine talents, inflexible morals, and ardent piety, and beloved by an extensive circle of relatives.  He had quite recently settled as a practitioner of medicine at Brentsville, Prince William, where he commanded an extensive practice.  His kindness to the poor, especially in sickness, was untiring and disinterested.  He was an ornament to society and a most useful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  In lamenting his death his friends derive profound consolation from the fact that he was duly prepared for an exchange of worlds, and he the expressed the most perfect acquiescence in the Divine will.  Our loss was his gain.

Alexandria Gazette – 4 October 1856
                PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY. I will sell at public auction, on Wednesday, 8th of October next (if fair, if not, the next fair day thereafter) at Mountain View Fairfax Co., residence of the late Dr. Carter, the following property viz: 10 head of horses, 32 head of cattle, 12 of them beef, 2 yoke Oxen, 15 head of pen Hogs, and a lot of Mutton.  Also about 400 bushels of oats, 100 bushels old corn, and the growing crops on 80 acres.  A large and splendid lot of hay, straw, &c.  All the farming utensils, consisting of wagons, carts, plows, a new fan cornsheller, a new and improved wheat reaper.  The  household and kitchen furniture and various articles unmentioned.       
                A credit of nine months with bond and  good security will be given on all purchases, except the fat cattle, for which a credit of 30 days, will be given.  For all sums under $10, the cash will be required.
                W. H. Thornton, Adm'r of Cassius Carter
                N.B.-All persons having claims against the estate of Cassius Carter, and all indebted to said estate, are requested to come forward and settle the same.
                W. H. Thornton, Adm'r of Cassius Carter – Prince Wm. Co. Va., sept 20 – etos

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Obituary: Stephen Pitkin


Alexandria Herald – 7 December 1812

DIED at Dumfries, VA. On the 30th ult. Stephen Pitkin, Esq. – He was a native of Vermont, in which state he received an academical education, and removed to this place, where he opened a school for the instruction of youth in the classical and elementary branches of literature.  In his professional capacity his conduct was unimpeached, and his patronage equal to his wishes.  He conciliated the affection of his pupils in a remarkable degree, by his mild and rational system of discipline, and secured their respect by the dignity of his deportment and the zeal with which he inculcated the information he possessed. His talents and acquirements procured him respect in society; while the openness of his manners and the amiableness of his disposition, won the esteem of all who knew him.  His death has excited the spontaneous regret due to departed worth and the loss of eminent services; and a participation in that sentiment, has dictated this unaffected tribute to his memory. ~Dumfries, Dec. 4, 1812