Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

Colonial American Plantations

Colonial American Plantations



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Mann Page of Rosewell
Mann Page of Rosewell
 
 
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Mary Cary Genealogy with Major Carter Page of Willis Forks
Mary Cary Genealogy with Major Carter Page of Willis Forks
 
 
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Rosewell historic marker
Rosewell historic marker
 
 
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Gunston Hall
Gunston Hall
Gunston Hall is an 18th-century Georgian mansion near the Potomac River in Mason Neck, Virginia, USA.[4][5] The house was the home of the United States Founding Father George Mason. It was located at the center of a 5,500 acre (22 km²) plantation.The home is also located not far from George Washington\'s home. [6] The construction period of Gunston Hall was between 1755[7] and 1759.[8]

The interior of the house and its design was mostly the work of William Buckland, a carpenter/joiner and indentured servant from England. Buckland later went on to design several notable buildings in Virginia and Maryland. Both he and William Bernard Sears, another indentured servant, are believed to have created the ornate woodwork and interior carving. Gunston\'s interior design combines elements of rococo, chinoiserie, and Gothic styles, an unusual contrast to the tendency for simple decoration in Virginia at this time.[9] Although chinoiserie was popular in Britain, Gunston Hall is the only house known to have had this decoration in colonial America.[10] In 1792, Thomas Jefferson attended George Mason at his death bed at Gunston Hall.[11] After Mason\'s death later that year, the house continued to be used as a residence for many years.[12] In 1868, it was purchased by noted abolitionist and civil war Colonel Edward Daniels.[13] It is now a museum owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia and open to the public.[14] The home and grounds were designated a National Historic Landmark in 1960 for their association with Mason.[15] 
 
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Analostan Island
Analostan Island
George Mason III bought Barbadoes Island from Francis Hammersly in 1717, and the island came to be known as Mason\'s Island. George Mason gave the island to his fourth son John Mason in 1792. Since John Mason always referred to the island as Analostan Island it came to be known by that name. During the 1790s, John ordered a summer home built there. After financial troubles, the bank foreclosed the island and John\'s Georgetown property in 1833. John Mason then moved to Clermont, a 320-acre (1.3 km²) property he had recently acquired, where he spent the rest of his life.[37][38] 
 
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Turkey Island, home of William Randolph
Turkey Island, home of William Randolph
 
 
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Curls Neck Plantation
Curls Neck Plantation
 
 
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Westover Plantation
Westover Plantation