Thomas Knox Letter, 1849 SC 0116

Thomas Knox Letter, 1849

A Collection in
Thomas Balch Library
Collection number SC 0116


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Repository
Thomas Balch Library
Collection number
SC 0116
Title
Thomas Knox Letter, 1849
Physical Characteristics
One item, Less than .33 cubic feet.
Collector
Loudoun County Historical Society, Leesburg, VA
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection open for research.

Use Restrictions

No physical characteristics affect use of this material.

Preferred Citation

Thomas Knox Letter, 1849 (SC 0116,) Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Thomas Patterson Knox (1796-1871) married Catherine Routt (1798 - 1855) on 1 December 1821 in Fauquier County. He was a trustee of Leesburg Presbyterian Church in 1850 and a commissioner of chancery in 1860. They had a daughter, Janet Patterson Knox (1822- 1849). In 1847, Janet Patterson Knox married Lieutenant Charles Magill Fauntleroy (1822- 1889), who served in the US Navy, Mexican War, and as a Staff Officer in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. The couple had one daughter named Janet Fauntleroy Harrison (1849 -1922). In September 1849, Janet Patterson Knox died and isburied in the Leesburg Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

John Mason McCarty (1795 -1852) was the son of Daniel McCarty (d. 1801) and Sarah Eilbeck Mason (1760-1823). He was involved in a duel with his cousin Armistead Mason (1787-1819), resulting in Mason's death on 6 February 1819 in Bladensburg, MD. McCarty married Ann Lucinda Lee (1798-1854) on 14 December 1820 in Loudoun County. They had a daughter Sally McCarty Pleasants (flourished 1833-1910). McCarty died in 1852 and was originally buried in the Episcopal Church cemetery in Leesburg. His body was later reinterred in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond near his wife. In 2012 the tombstone from McCarty's original grave in Leesburg was found in the basement of the Loudoun Times Mirror newspaper offices where it had been stored for some time, and was transferred to the Loudoun Museum, where it was put on exhibit.

Scope and Content

This collection contains one letter of condolence, written 10 Sept 1849, from John McCarty in Leesburg to Thomas P. Knox concerning the death of Thomas' daughter, Janet Fauntleroy.

Adjunct Descriptive Data

Bibliography

Ancestry Library Edition, United States Birth, Marriage & Death Lists, http://www.ancestrylibrary.com (Accessed 28 September 2015).

Ancestry Library Edition, United States Census and Voter Lists, http://www.ancestrylibrary.com (Accessed 28 September 2015).

Fauquier Times, "Mysterious tombstone identified in Leesburg" 23 November 2012. Accessed online http://www.fauquier.com (Accessed 6 April 2016).

Find a Grave http://www.findagrave.com

Loudoun Cemetery Database. http://www.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=940 (Accessed 28 September 2011).

Thomas P Knox TRST v. Sanford J Ramey, M696, (Chancery Court, 1850), http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp?CFN=107-1850-021 (Accessed 2 December 2015).

Will of Thomas P. Knox, 25 August 1869, Loudoun County, Virginia, Will Book 2W: pages 120 and 296. Leesburg Courthouse, Leesburg, VA.


Bibliography

Ancestry Library Edition, United States Birth, Marriage & Death Lists, http://www.ancestrylibrary.com (Accessed 28 September 2015).

Ancestry Library Edition, United States Census and Voter Lists, http://www.ancestrylibrary.com (Accessed 28 September 2015).

Fauquier Times, "Mysterious tombstone identified in Leesburg" 23 November 2012. Accessed online http://www.fauquier.com (Accessed 6 April 2016).

Find a Grave http://www.findagrave.com

Loudoun Cemetery Database. http://www.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=940 (Accessed 28 September 2011).

Thomas P Knox TRST v. Sanford J Ramey, M696, (Chancery Court, 1850), http://www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/case_detail.asp?CFN=107-1850-021 (Accessed 2 December 2015).

Will of Thomas P. Knox, 25 August 1869, Loudoun County, Virginia, Will Book 2W: pages 120 and 296. Leesburg Courthouse, Leesburg, VA.


Contents List

SC 0116:
  • Box 1:
    • Folder 1: John McCarty to Thomas Knox (ALS, 2 pages)
      10 Sept 1849