Joseph Tuley, Jr

Joseph Tuley, Jr

Birth
USA
Death 17 Jun 1860 (aged 64)
Clarke County, Virginia, USA
Burial Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, USA
Plot Lot 23; "The Tuleyries" Lot
Memorial ID 140789654 · View Source
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Built "The Tuleyries", ca. 1833.

Shenandoah Valley historian, Samuel Kercheval, described "The Tuleyries" in his History of the Valley of Virginia (1833):

"Col. Joseph Tuley, in the county of Clarke, has built a most splendid and expensive mansion on his beautiful farm in the neighborhood of Millwood, which he has named “Tulyries” [sic]. To give a detailed account of this fine building would be tedious, and perhaps tiresome to the reader. It is sufficient to say that this edifice is sixty feet by forty, of the best of brick – finished from the base to the attick in the most elegant style of modern architecture, and is covered with tin. A spacious portico, supported underneath with massive marble slabs, with pillars of solid pine, twenty-eight feet high, supporting the roof – forming a most beautiful colonnade, based on square marble blocks; the porch floor laid with white marble, and marble steps; a spacious entry; a spiral stair-way running from the passage to the summit, on which there is a handsome cupola with a large brass ball erected; the fire places decorated with the finest marble mantles; his doors and windows of the best mahogany; with a green house in which there is sheltered a great variety of the richest exotic plants and flowers; the yard decorated with a great variety of native and imported trees and shrubbery, with several orange trees which bear fruit handsomely. Adjoining the yard, an extensive park is enclosed in the forest, within which enclosure there are a number of native elks and deer. The old buck elk will not suffer any stranger to intrude on his premises."


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  • Created by: Cenantua
  • Added: 2 Jan 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 140789654
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Tuley, Jr (6 May 1796–17 Jun 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 140789654, citing Old Chapel Cemetery, Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Cenantua (contributor 46953050) .