Posted By:Caroline Hewson
Subject:Farmers Bank of Petersburg circa founded 1812
Post Date:August 09, 2013 at 07:58:30
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Forum:Dinwiddie County, VA Genealogy Forum
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Seeking records of same, specifically for a William Clarke (my ancestor). Clarke was, by family accounts, the first President and Cashier of the Bank. He departed Virginia for Alabama in October of 1834, I am guessing as a result of Andrew Jacksons actions toward eliminating larger banks and their resultant liberal policies toward land speculation (sound familiar?). I will be contacting the bank (there's a wiki page), but wondered if anyone had info outside of that. Any guidance would be most appreciated.