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Meredith Eskridge Fauquier Co., VA
Posted by: Patricia G Carter (ID *****9201) Date: March 19, 2013 at 03:12:26
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Summary of a 77 page approved Southern Claim

Meredith Eskridge
Had a number of farms. At the beginning of the war, his family living on a farm in Aquia Creek were ran off their land by the Rebels. They were giving 8 hours to leave. They went to their farm in Morrisville , Pine View, Bealeton, Fauquier Co. He died in 1863, leaving a widow and 2 daughters. His son went into the Confederate Army against his wishes, he was killed at Seven Pine Richmond.

Witnesses:

Solomon R Moxley , he married Elizabeth Ann Eskridge in 1856. She died in 1869. Leaving seven children.

Mary L Finnall , Mr. Eskridge daughter.
“I was never called to do anything but feed the hungry, which we always did treating both sides kindly but feeding many more Union than Confederate Soldiers. My father was a Whig”

Dr. William D. Coofrey? , 56 years old, physician. “He was one of the few men in the community who dared to speak his sentiments at all times. I was opposed to secession at 1st but finally voted for it. He was threatened with violence on election day because he would not vote for secession.

Bryant Stevens, age 84. “We both old line Whigs. We agreed that our allegiances was 1st to the United States. I was a Union Man at 1st and have been one all the time and expect to die one. When the State seceded, I let her go and held to the Union. There was a vigilance committee formed , I heard they wanted me, so I sent word for them to send their leader and we would soon settle this matter by ourselves. They never troubled me again.”


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