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Thomas Fortune Ryan
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1851
Nelson County
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 1928
New York, USA

Text of the historical marker for Oak Ridge Estate:

About two miles east is Oak Ridge, a 4,800-acre estate first patented in the 1730s. Robert Rives (1764-1845), a tobacco planter and international trader, built his house there in 1802. In 1867, William Porcher Miles (1822-1899), a former Confederate congressman, acquired the plantation. Nelson County native and Wall Street financier Thomas Fortune Ryan (1851-1928) purchased Oak Ridge in 1901 and transformed it into a country estate. He remodeled Rives's Federal farmhouse into a Colonial Revival mansion and built some 80 structures, including schools, a telephone company building, a movie theater, and stables for Ryan's 200 Thoroughbreds. A Crystal Palace-style greenhouse, a racetrack, and a private railroad station are among 50 surviving structures.
Family links: 
  Margaret Townsend Ryan (1860 - 1937)
  Ida M. Barry Ryan (1854 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: He is buried in the Ryan Mausoleum adjacent to the cemetery.
Oak Ridge Estate Cemetery
Nelson County
Virginia, USA
Created by: LJH
Record added: Jul 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55693884
Thomas Fortune Ryan
Added by: Eman Bonnici
Thomas Fortune Ryan
Added by: LJH
Thomas Fortune Ryan
Added by: LJH
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GOD Bless you and all who and/or may view here too..!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Apr. 8, 2014
This is near where the CSA Battle Flag was designed from a Nelson County, Virginian!Where is Thomas Fortune Ryan, Jr. listed?
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: May. 29, 2012
Tahnk you for doing so much for the USA as well Nelson County, Virginia!GOD Bless you!
- A AAA American at Find A Grave
 Added: May. 27, 2012

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