The “Benevolent Gentlemen” of 1855:
As previously posted, Clara Mabry entered into a legal agreement, a deed of trust, with several prominent men of Greensville County, Virginia. Here is a breakdown of just who these men were:
Clerk of Greensville County Circuit Court (1841-1856)
John Randolph Chambliss Sr (1809-1875)
Lawyer, politician, plantation owner, father of CSA Brig. Gen. JR Chambliss Jr (1833-1864)
Orris A. Browne, M.D. (1800-1855)
Greensville County justice of the peace (1851) and Southampton County justice of the peace, judge and coroner—present at the trial of Nat Turner and others charged in the Rebellion of 1831. Discussed as “The primary candidate for the dissection of Turner is Orris A. Browne, a 31-year-old physician who had settled in Southampton County.”
Clerk of Greensville County Circuit Court, railroad agent, merchant—Potts + Mason mercantile
If ever there was a metaphor that fit, it’s David and Goliath in this matter. The Genealogy Situation Room will follow the evidence of the genealogical paper trail and show that nothing triumphs over the strength of the human spirit.
Remember, Clara Mabry is a boss lady.
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