Category: History

May 26, 2020

Richmond, Virginia’s first mayor, following the end of the Revolutionary War, was Dr.William Foushee – a doctor, politician, and socialite. Born in Northumberland County in 1749, Foushee was a third-generation Virginian, a descendant of French Huguenots who had fled France …
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April 30, 2020

Fire insurance was first offered in 1676 by the Hamburg Fire Office in Germany, but property insurance as we know it today can be traced to the Great Fire of London in 1666; a catastrophic fire that destroyed over 13,000 …
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April 13, 2020

In 1801, Major-General Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee III, took out a policy with Mutual Assurance for his home, Stratford Plantation in Westmoreland County.

March 13, 2020

“..You can scour Jefferson’s letters or other writings and you won’t find this quote anywhere. It is attributed Jefferson by Margaret Bayard Smith in her novel, A Winter in Washington. The house was in an unfinished state, and when Mr. Seymour …
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