Trice, Minor, Caskie, Carr, Terrell, Bryan, Dabney, Davis, and Cocke Families


Family Documents

Miscellaneous writings and photographs, mostly pertaining to the following Virginia families:
Trice, Minor, Caskie, Carr, Terrell, Bryan, Dabney, Davis, Cocke


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I am the custodian of a wealth of information about the Albemarle County, Virginia branches of the families mentioned above that are associated with the old homes known as "Machunk," "Gale Hill," "Windieknowe," "Willoughby," "Glen Echo," "Carrsbrook," "Moore's Brook," "The Farm," and "Red Hills" (Fluvanna County).

Eventually, I hope to make all of these materials publicly available on this website - but that will be a long term project.

The first entry - "Trice Blessed" - is one of the very first things I did on a computer, so please excuse its primitiveness.

Completed:

1. TRICE BLESSED
(28 web pages) - a collection of writings and photographs pertaining to the Trice, Minor, Davis, Cocke, and Caskie families - principally the descendants of Robert Nelson Trice (1815/16-1864) and Lucy Jane Minor (1822-1876). Included are excerpts from letters, diaries, journals, obituaries, and other documents, plus numerous photographs, mostly from the 19th Century.

2. GALE HILL
The Minor family home (built 1775/1857, burned 1930)

3. CHRISTMAS AT GALE HILL

4. OLD HOMES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, by E. C. Williston
Descriptions of old homes in Albemarle County, Virginia

Scanned, digitized and footnoted in December 2006 by Julian Bullitt

5. GALE HILL FLOORPLANS and GALE HILL GRAVEYARD
Floorplans of Gale Hill at different periods, prepared by Martha Dabney Jones and Jaquelin Caskie Burns ca. 1995. Also, graveyard as observed in 1982.

6. RECORD OF MCCUTCHAN AND ALLIED FAMILIES
By Nan McCutchan, December 25, 1935 - Includes an excerpt from "The Minor Family of Virginia", by John B. Minor. (Provided by Mary M. Jennings.)

To be posted someday (list of longer documents only):

1. Collected letters, obituaries, wills, reminiscences, diary entries, etc. pertaining to the family of Robert Nelson Trice and Lucy Jane Minor, their closest associates, and descendants, 1821-1968 (approx. 750 pages)

2. Journal of a European Tour - 1884, by Lucy Lee Trice (1857-1897), with excerpts from a similar journal by her traveling companion, Lucy Minor Davis (1840-1920) (213 pages)

3. Journal of a Trip to Jamaica - 1879, by Martha Jefferson Trice (1855-1880) (67 pages)

4. Tildy Martin, Minor Family Songs, Bryan Family Songs, written down by E. C. (Elizabeth Coalter Bryan Williston) Williston (1871-?) (11 pages)

5. Recollections of Buck (Dr. William Minor Bryan (1882-1934), by E. C. Williston (1871-?) (89 pages)

6. Recollections of James Cabell Dabney (1875-1961) (33 pages)

7. Old Times at Gale Hill, or Gale Hill Stories, told by Margaret Minor Bryan (1840-1927) (52 pages)

8. Cabell Dabney's Account of the Ground Floor at Gale Hill, by Cabell Dabney (6 pages)

9. Recollections of Jane Bell Dabney Jones (1877-?) (24 pages)

10. Gale Hill House and Grounds and Surroundings, by Jane Bell Dabney Jones (1877-?) (2 pages)

11. Reminiscences of Gale Hill and Christmas at Gale Hill, by Jane Bell Dabney Jones (1877-?) (6 pages)

12. Christmas at Gale Hill, by E. C. Williston (1871-?) (3 pages)

13. An Old-Fashioned Christmas, or Christmas at Gale Hill, by Jane Bell Dabney Grinnan (3 pages)

14. Description of Gale Hill in a letter from by E. C. Williston (1871-?) dated January 19, 1937 (6 pages)

15. Gale Hill, by E. C. Williston (1871-?), April 15, 1939 (4 pages)

16. Story of a Large American Family, by Dr. William Minor Bryan (1882-1934) (58 pages)

17. Old Neighborhood Homes (in and around Albemarle County, Virginia), by E. C. Williston (1871-?) (40 pages)

18. Recollections of My Mother (Margaret Minor Bryan (1840-1927), by Mary Waters Hitchcock (1870-?) (includes story of Daniel Boone letter found at Gale Hill) (37 pages)

19. Incomplete Genealogical Charts for the following families:
Trice Family - Descendants of Thomas Nelson Trice (1766-1825)
The Family of Jaquelin Ambler Caskie (1893-1930) and Margaret Lee Minor (1892-1956)
The Family of William W. Minor (1812-1887) and Mary Waters Terrell (1814-1894) and their descendants
The Family of Dabney Minor (1774-1824) and Sarah Eliza Johnston (1784-1818)
The Family of James Minor (1745-1791) and Mary Carr (1756-1797)
The Family of Garrett Minor (1744-1799) and Mary O. Terrell (1750-1830)
The Family of Richmond Terrell (d. 1765) and Ann Overton (d. 1790)
The Families of Col. John Carr of "Bearcastle" (1706-1758) and (1) Mary Garland (d. 1736) (2) Barbara Overton (1720-1794)
The Family of Meindort Doodes (d. 1677) and Mary Johnson (d. 1687) and selected descendants
The Family of Staige Davis (d. 1813) and Elizabeth M. Gardiner and their descendants
The Family of Reuben H. Boston (1793-1861) and Margaret S. (1797-1863) and the descendants of William Ronald Cocke (1824-1875) and Bettie Ragland Boston (1830-1920)
The Family of Waller Holladay (1776-1860) and Huldah Fontaine Lewis (1781-1863)
The Family of John Barbee Minor

LINKS

The Kate Coles Papers (Proffit Historic District Online Resource Archive)
Kate Coles' (1856-1943) papers consist of two sections: "Letters From Kate Coles" and her memoir, "The Generations of Gale Hill"

Proffit Historic District Online Resource Archive (List of resources, including many of the documents above)

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