A Guide to the John Rittenhour Deed, 1795 Rittenhour, John, Deed Ms1976-004

John Rittenhour Deed, 1795

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1976-004


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Processed by: Sarah R. Olney, Student Assistant, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1976-004
Title
John Rittenhour Deed, 1795
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a deed for 300 acres on Sinking Creek of the New River in Montgomery County, Virginia, granted to John Rittenhour, assignee of Michael Drake.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from John Rittenhour Deed must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: John Rittenhour Deed, Ms1976-004, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

John Rittenhour Deed was acquired by Special Collections prior to 1976.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the John Rittenhour Deed was completed prior to 2010. Additional description was completed in January 2011.


Biographical Note

Robert Brooke was the 10th Governor of Virginia from 1794-1796 (Republican). After being governor he became attorney general of the state.

Michael Drake was born in 1755 in Montgomery County, VA and died in 1798. He married Jane Davison.

No information is available on John Rittenhour (possibly Ridenhour).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a deed for 300 acres on Sinking Creek of the New River in Montgomery County, Virginia, granted to John Rittenhour, assignee of Michael Drake. The deed includes the signature of Virginia's 10th Governor, Robert Brooke.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Rittenhour, John
  • Subjects:

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Montgomery County (Va.)

Contents List

Folder 1
Deed, 1795.