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Roach Family Papers, Manuscript Collection #346, Box 1, Folder c

Identifier: 346.1.c
Land records in the collection reveal the acquisition of property near Swift Creek by the Roach family. Beginning in 1728 they began purchasing substantial holdings in the area and approximately twenty-five deeds can be found in the collection. Of particular significance is a deed (1857) to a tract of land originally included in the patent of John Grey Blount. In addition, land was bought by James Roach in Rappahannock, Va., in the gold region. Associated with his deed are a town survey plat (1857), a circular of the Rappahannock Pioneer Association (1857), and an early "sweepstakes" announcement of land winnings (ca. 1857). date: 1728-1886, n.d.; creator: Roach family more...