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Craven Aly, a narrow passageway/lane in the [[Belvedere]] Neighborhood ([[Belvedere Subdivision]], [[Albemarle County]])  
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Latest revision as of 01:05, 26 June 2020

John H. Craven (1774–1845), farmer, moved to Albemarle from Loudoun County in 1800. During the next nine years, he leased five hundred acres and forty-five slaves from Thomas Jefferson at Tufton, near Monticello. In 1811 Craven acquired a saw and merchant mill at Pen Park in partnership with James Dinsmore, and he bought out Dinsmore’s interest in the enterprise four years later. Craven purchased a home at Pen Park in 1819, and he acquired William Wirt’s Rose Hill estate the following year. By 1821 he owned more than 1,500 acres in Albemarle County. Craven served as captain of the Lafayette Guards, the unit that escorted Lafayette to Monticello in 1824. [1]

Craven was among those who appraised Thomas Jefferson’s Albemarle County estate after his death.

Family

Spouses:

Elizabeth Noland Craven (1778 - 1819)
Mary Lewis Craven (1788 - 1852)

Children:

Lewellen Craven (1801 - 1825)
John D. Craven (1802 - 1861)
William Lewellen Craven (1807 - 1868)
Amanda Melvina FitzAllen Craven Crawford (1808 - 1863)
George Washington Craven (1815 - 1852)

Namesakes

Craven Aly, a narrow passageway/lane in the Belvedere Neighborhood (Belvedere Subdivision, Albemarle County)


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