Chiefly letters, 1801-1809, received by Samuel Woodson Venable of Prince Edward County, Va. Correspondents in the collection incude his brothers, Abraham Bedford Venable, Richard N. Venable and William Lewis Venable. Subjects include tobacco prices, buying slaves and growing hemp.
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Among other children, Nathaniel Venable and Elizabeth Woodson Venable had sons Samuel Woodson Venable (1756-1821), Abraham Bedford Venable (1758-1811), Richard N. Venable (1763-1838) and William Lewis Venable (1780- 1824). Samuel Woodson Venable graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and from Princeton College. He served in the Revolutionary War. Abraham Bedford Venable studied at Hampden-Sydney College and at Princeton College. He served in the U. S. House of Representatives and in the U. S. Senate. He died in the Richmond Theater Fire of 1811. Richard N. Venable graduated from Princeton College and studied law at the College of William and Mary. William Lewis Venable graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and served in the War of 1812. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: