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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1723/00/00 John Shelton I receives a patent for 1,198 acres and 44 poles of land "lying and being on both sides of Owen's Creek in the County of New Kent and one corner joining the South Ann of the Pamunkey" and begins building Rural Plains.
1725/00/00 John Shelton II Home John Shelton I dies intestate, his son John II inherits Rural Plains.
1735/00/00 Lawsuits are brought by Joseph Shelton and by William Shelton through their guardian, Thomas Prosser, against their brother, John Shelton II, to obtain slaves from the estate of their father, John Shelton I. - On file in the records of the Goochland Count
1738/00/00 Sarah Shelton Henry Born Sarah Shelton is born at home, Rural Plains, in Hanover County, Virginia.
1754/10/00 Sarah Shelton Henry Bride In the front parlor of the bride's family home, Reverend Patrick Henry presides over the ceremony to marry Sarah Shelton and his nephew, Patrick Henry. Marriage of Sarah Shelton and Patrick Henry
1754/10/00 Patrick Henry Groom In the front parlor of the bride's family home, Reverend Patrick Henry presides over the ceremony to marry Sarah Shelton and his nephew, Patrick Henry. Marriage of Sarah Shelton and Patrick Henry
1864/05/30 Winfield S Hancock Union Commander Major General Winfield S Hancock, commander of the Second Corps, makes his headquarters beneath the eastern porch of Rural Plains. Battle of Totopotomoy Creek
2001/00/00 The final generation of Sheltons sell Rural Plains and 124 acres to the Totopotomoy Battlefield at Rural Plains Foundation.
2006/00/00 The Totopotomoy Battlefield at Rural Plains Foundation donates the house and land to Richmond National Battlefield Park.

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Particulars for Rural Plains:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling
Area of Significance Social History
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 75002021
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: No style listed
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1700-1749, 1750-1799
Associated People: Shelton,Sarah
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling

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