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 Richard Nathaniel Venable

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Richard Nathaniel Venable

Birth
Prince Edward County, Virginia, USA
Death 17 Jan 1838 (aged 75)
Prince Edward County, Virginia, USA
Burial Worsham, Prince Edward County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 76890251 View Source
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Richard was a Trustee and contributor for Hampden-Sydney College from 1792 until 1838. His education was received from Princeton and William & Mary Law School. He was interested in agricultural improvements, canals, railroads and education. His marriage to Mary Morton on 3/5/1797 led to the bearing of numerous children to include; Betsey, Martha Watkins, Richard, William Henry, Frances Anderson, Elizabeth Woodson & Mary. During his life, he served as a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War, and as a State Senator and member of the Convention of 1829. Supposedly his death in 1838 was caused by heart failure as he was found face down in only 2 inches of water near "Slate Hill".



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