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Re: Peatross

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Posted: 31 Oct 2012 3:58PM GMT
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Matthew Peatross i. (ii.)
Birth1658inMiddlesex, Virginia, United States Death1687inMiddlesex, Virginia, United States


Elizabeth Mayo i. (ii.)
Birth22 May 1690inMiddlesex, Virginia Death1684inChrist Church, Middlesex, Virginia, United States



Parents of Elizabeth Mayo:
James Mayo i. (ii.)
Birth1650inIsle Wright Vo, Virginia, United States Death1741inMiddlesex, Virginia, United States


Mary Valentine
Birth1650inIsle of Wight, Virginia, United States Death1676inIsle Wright, Virginia, United States

Son: John Peatross
Middlesex County, Virginia
History
Settlement of the area began around 1640 with the county being officially formed in 1669 from a part of Lancaster County. The county's only incorporated town, Urbanna, was established in 1680 serving initially as a port for shipping agricultural products and later as the county's commercial and governmental center.
Rosegill Estate, a Middlesex County plantation first constructed in 1649, served as the temporary seat of the colony under two royal Governors of Virginia, (Sir Henry Chicheley, who served under Thomas Culpeper, 2nd Baron Culpeper of Thoresway, and Lord Francis Howard, 5th Baron Howard of Effingham). The home remains a private residence to this day, though the estate has been purchased by a Northern Virginia Development firm, and much of it is slated to become a 700 home subdivision. An archaeological survey beneath the planned development's first phase has revealed what appears to be parts of the Nimcock Native American village, and also parts of the Rosegill slave community. [2]
During the American Civil War, Urbanna was initially planned as the point of landing for General George B. McClellan's 1862 Peninsula Campaign of 1862 to take Richmond, but ultimately, the failed campaign utilized Fort Monroe as its starting point, almost doubling the distance by land to the Confederate citadel. Delays in reaching the gates of Richmond allowed the Confederates ample time to erect substantial defensive batteries, contributing to the Union failure.
The Historic Middlesex County Courthouse was built in 1850-1874 by architects William R. Jones and John P. Hill, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places[3]. Construction of a new courthouse[4] began in 2003 and was completed in 2004. It was not occupied until September 2007, however, due to a legal dispute between the county and the architect. The Historic Courthouse has been remodeled and now serves as the Board of Supervisors meeting room and the Registrar's Office.[citation needed]
Urbanna was incorporated on April 2, 1902, comprising an area of 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2). The Town of Urbanna remains the county's largest commercial center and its only incorporated area but the county seat of government has moved to the Village of Saluda on U.S. Route 17. To the east, almost to Stingray Point, the Village of Deltaville is situated on State Route 33 between the mouths of the Rappahannock and Piankatank Rivers. Once a major center for wooden boat building, the village remains a commercial and recreational center. The waterfront east to Stingray Point is home to many marinas, with a heavy concentration on Broad Creek.
Geography
Middlesex County is located at the eastern end of Virginia's Middle Peninsula region. The County is bounded by the Rappahannock River to the north, by the Chesapeake Bay to the east, by the Piankatank River and Dragon Run Swamp to the southwest, and by Essex County to the northwest. The County has a land area of 132 square miles (342 km2) and 135 miles (217 km) of shoreline.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 211 square miles (546 km²), of which 130 square miles (337 km²) is land and 80 square miles (208 km²) (38.18%) is water.
Adjacent Counties
Lancaster County - North
Mathews County - South
Gloucester County - Southwest
King and Queen County - West
Essex County - Northwest

Communities Town
Urbanna
Unincorporated communities
Deltaville
Saluda
Topping
References
^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&T... . Retrieved 2008-01-31.
^ Daily Press, Jan. 1, 2008
^ National Register of Historic Places - Middlesex, VA
^ Middlesex Courthouse Complex
^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
Further reading
Gray, Louise E., et al. Historic Buildings in Middlesex County, Virginia: 1650-1875. (Delmar Publishing, Charlotte, NC, 1976.)
Rutman, Darrett Bruce; Rutman, Anita H. A Place in Time: Middlesex County, Virginia 1650-1750. (W.W. Norton & Co, 1986).
External links
Middlesex County, Virginia
Middlesex County Public Schools
Southside Sentinel - County Newspaper
• County seat: Saluda Town
Urbanna
Unincorporated
communities
Butylo‡
Deltaville
Saluda
Footnotes
‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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Richard **Peatross i.
Agnes **Hurt i.
Parents:
James **Hurt i.
Clara **Sale i.
Parents:
Benjamin Hurt
Birth1715inPamunkey Neck, King William, Virginia, United States Death12 Oct 1769inStmargarets, Caroline, Virginia, United States
Sarah Forrest
Birth1719inCaroline, Virginia, United States Death8 Nov 1750inRaleigh Parish, Amelia, Virginia, United States
Matthew Pettross
Amey Cattlett Brame
PARENTS:
Melchisadick Brame
Birth31 Dec 1723inRegister, Middlesex, Virginia, United States Death1785inCaroline, Virginia, United States
Mary Chiles i. (ii.)
Birth1690inSpotsylvania, Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States Death1702inCaroline, Virginia, United States

Jim,

Sorry if this is too much,,,some additional info on individuals and other data




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