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Lucy Marks deed of sale

 Unprocessed Material — Folder: 1
Identifier: ViU-2021-0060

Content Description

This addition to the Lewis, Anderson and Marks family papers (MSS 9041) contains a deed of sale for a 230 1/2 acre parcel of land from Lucy Marks to her son Reuben Lewis, lying in Albemarle County, Virginia, on the waters of Ivy Creek. Signed by Lucy Marks, and witnessed by W.H. Merriwether, M.L. Anderson, and Peter McGhee, and approved on January 5, 1824. The land was part of a tract of land on which Lucy Marks was residing in Albemarle County. Lucy Meriwether Lewis Marks was the daughter of Col. Thomas Meriwether and his wife Elizabeth Thornton. She married her step-brother Lt. William Lewis (1735-1779) and had four children, including Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809), famous for his explorations with William Clark and the Corps of Discovery in the western territories of the Louisiana Purchase, and Reuben Lewis (1777-1844). Following the death of her first husband, she married Capt. John Marks (1740-1791). Lucy Marks was known for her abilities as an herbal and folk medicine practitioner, skills she passed along to her son Meriwether who acted as the doctor on the Lewis & Clark expedition. She was also the owner of a small personal library which she mentioned in her will.

Acquisition Type



Purchased 12 November 2019

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

This collection is minimally processed and open for research.


  • Creation: 1824-01-05



0.04 Cubic Feet (1 legal sized folder)


Single sheet