Jefferson's Nephews: A Frontier Tragedy

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abolition, on frontier, 199–200. See also slaves, slavery
Abraham (slave of John Gray), 239
Abraham (slave of William Griffin),
Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia, 219
Adam (slave of Randolph Lewis), 124, 241
Adams, John, 184; letter to, from Thomas Jefferson, 327
Agnes (Aggie, Aggy, slave of Randolph Lewis), 241, 316, 368, 417
agriculture: bad practice of, 44–46, 380; clearing land for, 123–25; difficult years for, in Va., 55–58; in economy of Va. during Revolution, 29; overseers in, 45, 48–49, 381;
tools used by Lewis family, 126
crops: corn, 9, 46–47; fruit, 57;
grain, 57; hemp, 57, 101; of Lewis family, 8–9, 125; processing of, 57; rotation of, in Albemarle Co., 7; of southern plantations, 124; tobacco, 3–4- 45–47. 57–58– 138; wheat, 45– 47; yields of, 45, 380
products of: inspected, 137; in foreign trade, 72; prices received in 1808, 143
Albemarle Co., Va.: agricultural economy of, 55–58; committee of, 13–14; hardship in, after 1781, 30; mail service in, 20; patriotism in, 14; public records of, destroyed, 422, size of land patents in, 4; volunteer regiment of,17, 57
alcohol: in jails, 156, 179; and Lilburne Lewis, 247, 329, 332, at militia musters, 181; temperance in use of, 325–26; violence caused by, 232
Anburey, Lt. Thomas, 39–40
Anderson (officer), 15
Anderson, James, 28m
Anderson, William, 281n
Andrew (slave of Randolph Lewis), 124, 241, 305, 316, 417
animals: livestock, branding of, 113; livestock, foraging of, 125; predatory, bounties for, 113–14; wild, in West Ky., 112–15; wild, migrations of, 248–49
Annus Mirabilis, 248–55
anti-intellectualism, 189, 193–202
Archer (slave of Lilburne Lewis), 124, 360–61, 368
architecture, criticized in Va., 379
aristocrats: character of, 39–43; as committeemen, 13; in county government, 154; early in marriage of, 71–72; favored by colonial law, 4; frontier attitude toward, 123–24; influence of in Va., 6; Jefferson's opinion of, 83; kinship among, in Va., 211–12; land acquisition by, 3; land of in Va., 36; in leadership and politics, 22; love of land among, 50; miscegenation among, 49; natural vs. artificial, 81–83; organize mail service, 20; as Presbyterians on the frontier, 193–202; slave ownership by, 41; traditions of regarding land, 187
Asbury, Bishop Francis, 198
Ashby, Daniel, 159
auctions: of Lilburne Lewis estate, 308–309, 359–66; of Randolph Lewis estate, 303–305
Audubon, John James, 108
Augusta Co., Va., 392
Axley, James 140
Bacon, Edmund, 62, 77–78, 384
Bank of Kentucky, 168
Bank of Richmond, Va., 389
banking, see finance
baptism, 196
Baptist church: on the frontier, 190– 202; struggles for religious freedom, 17
Baptists, as Republicans in Ky., 200– 202
Barker, William, 139
Barlow, Lewis, 360
Barnett, Rev. William, 193
barracks (prison camp), 20–21, 29–30
Barren Co., Ky., 271
Barron, Letitia Anne, 422
Barrow, Rev. Davis, 199

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