Successful Weekend in Hanover County, Virginia

We had over 70 attendees at this year’s annual meeting weekend.   We stayed in Ashland, Virginia, a short distance to a number of important sites in the family of Peter Fontaine Jr.  We visited the original land that Peter Jr. bought in 1759 with the house Rock Castle and received a lecture on 14 years of excavations of that house.  We toured Rock Castle II, better known today as the Fontaine Farm, at the house built by Peter’s grandson James Fontaine around 1835.  It was this house that was ransacked by Union troops who threw the possessions onto a bonfire, including Jaques Fontaine’s 1720s manuscript that was saved by a Union officer.  We also visited Fork Church where Peter’s grandchildren’s generation and later generations attended church.  We also visited Beaverdam Plantation, bought by Peter Jr.’s son William and where the Fontaine Family Cemetery is located.  We will add more details of our weekend soon!  The photos below are descendants of Mary Anne Fontaine Maury (1690-1755), the Reverend Peter Fontaine (1691-1757), and the Reverend Francis Fontaine (1697-1749).

2016-10-16 Mary Anne Fontaine Maury 1690-1755 Descendants Descendants of the Rev. Peter Fontaine Descendants of the Rev. Francis Fontaine

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