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Near Powhatan in Powhatan County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Michaux Grant

 
 
Michaux Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2012
1. Michaux Grant Marker
Inscription. Grant of 850 acres (1713) to French Huguenots Abraham Michaux II b. 1672, Cedent, d. 1717, and wife Susanna Laroche Rochet b. 1667, Sedan, d. 1744, seeking religious freedom. Michaux Grant Plantation (1735), operated by family for 260 years. Family: Son Jacob d. 1744 operated ferry; Jacob Michaux, Revolutionary Captain; Joseph Michaux, Member Constitutional Convention 1788; Joseph Michaux, CSA, killed during Lee's Retreat 3 days before Appomattox; Wm Walthall Michaux (d. 1944; Maidens Bridge) & Byrd Sublett Michaux.
 
Erected 2005 by Michaux-St. James Foundation.
 
Location. 37° 39.331′ N, 77° 53.224′ W. Marker is near Powhatan, Virginia, in Powhatan County. Marker is on Michaux Grant Road 0.6 miles north of Old River Trail (Virginia Route 617), in the median. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Powhatan VA 23139, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Transportation on the James River (approx. 0.7 miles away); Maidens Adventure Hotel (approx. 0.8 miles away); Maidens, Virginia (approx. 0.9 miles away); Monocan Indians Village of Pineville (Michaux)
Michaux Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2012
2. Michaux Family Cemetery
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Goochland Courthouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); Goochland County Courthouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); The 1936 Virginia Prison Recordings (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Powhatan.
 
Also see . . .  Michaux-St. James Foundation. (Submitted on March 15, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Michaux image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2012
3. Michaux
In memory of
Abraham Michaux
born 1672 Sedan, France
died 1717 Michaux Grant, Powhatan Co., Va.
and his wife
Susanne Rochet
born 1676 Sedan, France
died 1741 Michaux Grant, Powhatan Co., Va.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 955 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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