'Mantua', Chesterfield County, Virginia


Tree: Jones Tree
Notes: GPS coordinates are an estimate based on information found here:

Thomas Anderson [1786-1835] is the son of Edward Anderson and Susannah Oliver. He would have been born in southwestern Chesterfield County just southwest of Winterpock, possibly at his fathers farm at the junction of Taylor Road and Old Sapponey Road. There is no contemporary record of his birth.
Grant J. Anderson's 1909 Anderson Genealogy states that he married a Brock. The dower dignature in his deeds is Martha Jones Anderson. There is a marriage record in Brunswick County, Virginia for Thomas Anderson and Martha Jones Brock.
He was sold land by his uncle Thomas and he inherits some of his fathers lands from his mother Sussannah and purchases additional lands. After these acquisitions he owned the estate known later as Mantua.
This home is documented in The Virginia Historical Homes Survey. It is located on a flat ridge about a mile west of Winterpock, Virginia. It was built in three stages. The original dwelling forming the center of the structure was built in the mid eighteenth century. The north wing was added in the late eighteenth century. The south wing addition was made by Richard Noble Thweatt in 1823. After his father directed the gradual manusmission of his slaves in his 1806 will it pobably became more and more difficult to continue to operate what was a large plantation in Chesterfield, County. After the sale of the home to Richard Thweatt in 1820, by combination with other lands of his it was the manor house of the largest plantation in Chesterfield County. The manor house at Mantua collapsed between 1983 and 1987. It had been rented out in the first half of the 20th century but was abandoned after 1940. There was never any indoor plumbing. Located between Taylor Road and Coalboro Road in Southwest Chesterfield County. I saved a few bricks from the chimneys.



Cemetery : Latitude: 37.3462, Longitude: -77.743


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Family    Married    Family ID   Tree 
1 Jones / Thweatt  16 Dec 1830'Mantua', Chesterfield County, Virginia F31 Jones Tree 

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