Rittenhour, John, Deed

A Guide to the John Rittenhour Deed, 1795 Ms.1976.004


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Sarah R. Olney

Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1976.004
Title
John Rittenhour Deed,1795
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Language
The materials in the collection are in 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

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], John Rittenhour Deed, Ms1976-004, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

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 Contents

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the John Rittenhour Deed by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Deed,
1795