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Peter Bonwell (1790 - 1824)

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Peter Bonwell
Born in Accomack County, Virginiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Accomack County, Virginiamap
[children unknown]
Died in Accomack County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Sep 2014
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Peter was born in 1790. He is the son of Unnamed Father Bonwell. [1]

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1817 December 5: Marriage bond of Peter Bonwell of George & Eliza Hall of Henry, William Holland and John Custis, security. Nora Miller Turman, Marriage Records of Accomack County, Virginia, 1776-1854 (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 2011) page 36.

1819-1822: Peter Bonwell taxpayer. Accomack County Tax Lists, Library of Virginia, Richmond.

1820: Peter Bonwell; 1 Free White Male 16-26 [Peter Bonwell]; 1 Free White Female 26-45 [unknown]; 2 engaged in agriculture; 4 Slaves [1 Male 45 & over; 2 Females under 14; and 1 Female 45 & over]. 1820 Census of Accomack County, Virginia, page 101, National Archives.

1824 October 25: Thomas Fletcher appointed administrator of the estate of Peter Bonewell. Order to Inventory Novemer 29, 1824, Inventory and Sale December 8, 1824, 2nd Sale April 7, 1825, Audit February 23, 1827, and Recorded February 26, 1827. Buyer: Elizabeth Bonewell purchased one Negro child Charlotte for $50. Barry W. Miles and Moody K. Miles III, Abstracts of the Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia, 1800-1860 (Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 2007), Volume 1, page 81.

  1. First-hand information as remembered by Charles Shaughnessy, Sunday, September 21, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.

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