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W.H.Cavendish family

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Re: William Hunter Cavendish

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Feb. 18, 1779 the report of the Ft Donnally raid was made confirming the heroism of Donnally, published April 24th, 1779 in the Virginia Gazette.

Saying the raid took place on may 29th 1778, lists W.H. Cavendish but not our William McCoy..and I'm sure he was there too.

William H. Cavendish also made some land speculations with a James Jordan I found on research from the Jordan family..One-half interest in a 2085-acre plot near Buffalo Mountain, to the north of his other holdings. James and William H. Cavendish, his partner in this venture, had the land surveyed in 1796 and received title signed by James Monroe, the Governor of Virginia, in 1800. Nothing appears to have been done with the land, and James may not have remembered (or realized) he owned it, until after Cavendish's death probably in 1818. Then, in March 1820, in one of their last recorded actions, James and Sarah signed their half of this "moiety" over to Cavendish's son-in-law and heir, James Knight for one dollar.

From reading W.H.Cavendish's will I know that his half had been left to James Knight who had married his daughter. I'm sure they thought he left them the whole thing and were responsible for finding out that this Jordan fellow was half owner. Nice of Jordan to sell his half for $1. I'm looking for this land, I think they must have sold it at one time because their son George lived on and passed on the farm I live on now. I am trying to find out who owned it before.
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