Floyd County Land Auction Broadside,
Scope and Content
The collection includes a broadside advertising a land auction in Floyd County, Virginia, to be held on August 5, 1859. The auction was ordered by the Circuit Court of Floyd County in April of 1859. The land covered by the auction is 78 acres belonging to William J. Beckelhimer on Laurel Creek (near Tindall, Virginia) and adjoining land owned by the heirs of Asa L. Howard. Thomas W. Simmons is named executor and is also noted as having originally owned the land and sold it to Beckelhimer. Henry Lane is listed as the commissioner of the sale and is said to have "signed" the broadside with the date July 1, 1859. The broadside notes that "The land is good producing well, Wheat, Rye, Oats and Corn." It lists 9 month credit terms for the purchaser.
- 1859 - 1859
- Boyles, Thomas H., 1821(?)-1881 (Person)
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Floyd County Land Auction Broadside must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Henry Lane was born on January 9, 1826 and died on August 12, 1862. He was a lawyer in Floyd and Patrick counties and editor of the Floyd newspaper. During the Civil War, he served as a Major in Company B (the Floyd Guards) of the Virginia 42nd Infantry.
William J. Becklehimer was born c. 1836 and his date of death is unknown. He was a farmer. During the Civil War, he served as a Private in Company B ((the Floyd Guards) of the Virginia 42nd Infantry.
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The collection includes a broadside advertising a land auction in Floyd County, Virginia, to be held on August 5, 1859.
The Floyd County Land Auction Broadside was acquired by Special Collections prior to 2000.
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This item has been digitized and is available online.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Floyd County Land Auction Broadside was completed in December 2015.
- Floyd County Land Auction Broadside, 1859
- Anthony Wright de Hernandez, Librarian
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