Inscription. Claiborne, one of the first of the Rothwells to live in this county, was born about 1741 as reported in The Virginia Advocate, Saturday Oct. 11, 1828 and “died on Oct. 6 in his 87th year...He was a kind and affectionate husband and father, a good neighbor and a humane master...a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.” He was buried in the family cemetery, remains of which may be seen near the home of Wm. D. Ballard, Killdeer Farm, near Crozet. The Rothwell property of 238 A. was brought from Philip & Elizabeth Arnent in 1799. The Rothwell home stood on a slope in the edge of a wooded section very close to the family cemetery; only the chimney remains following a destructive fire in the early 1900s. Before moving to this part of the county about 1800, Claiborne had lived on his 390 A. place on the west side of the Southwest Mountains, NE of Charlottesville near the home of Col. Nelson. He had bought the place from Josiah and Mary Wood in 1787; the bounding neighbors were Wm. Sandridge, decd., Gideon Carr, decd., Nicholas Cain, John Robertson, and Cornelius Carver.
By Charles T. Harrell, August 9, 2011
|1. The Rothwell Family of Albemarle County Virginia Marker|
Location. 38° 2.999′ N, 78° 42.546′ W. Marker is in Crozet, Virginia, in Albemarle County. Marker can be reached from Rockfish Gap Turnpike half a mile west of Crozet Ave.. Click for map. Marker is located in Hillsboro Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Crozet VA 22932, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Elisha Wm. Robertson, 1850-1894 (here, next to this marker); The Rothwell Family ... / Elisha Wm. Robertson ... (within shouting distance of this marker); Crozet (approx. 1.4 miles away); Miller School (approx. 2.7 miles away); Jackson’s Valley Campaign (approx. 3.4 miles away); Mirador (approx. 3.5 miles away); Staunton and James River Turnpike (approx. 3.8 miles away); VDOT Workers’ Memorial (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Crozet.
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 287 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on August 11, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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