Crockett, Robert, Property Assessment Robert Crockett Property Assessment, 1815 Ms.1988.076

Robert Crockett Property Assessment, 1815 Ms.1988.076


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1988.076
Title
Robert Crockett Property Assessment,1815
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Crockett, Robert (Wythe County, Va)
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
Document listing the land and enslaved persons held by Robert Crockett of Wythe County, Virginia.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Robert Crockett Property Assessment, Ms1988-076, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The Robert Crockett Property Assessment was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 1988.


Biographical Note

Robert Crockett, son of Samuel and Jane Steele Crockett, was born in 1767. He served as Wythe County court clerk for more than 25 years. Crockett married Jane Lewis Stuart (1780-1855), and the couple would have seven children. Major Robert Crockett died in 1819 and was buried in Saint Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery, Wytheville, Virginia.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single document appraising the values of lands and enslaved persons held by Robert Crockett, of Wythe County, Virginia. The assessment lists two enslaved males, aged between 12 and 50, and one enslaved female, aged between 12 and 50 years, one of those enslaved being "subject to fits." Also listed is Crockett's 280-acre farm "lying on the main road at the ford of Reed Creek" with a description of the home and outbuildings thereon, together with another 280-acre tract.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Local/Regional History and Appalachian South
  • Slavery -- United States
  • Wythe County (Va.)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

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

Container List

Property Assessment, 1815. 1, folder