Alexandria Gazette 22 Aug 1851
RANAWAY, on Saturday night last, 16th of the present month, August, from my place of residence, MISSOURI MILLS, four and a half miles from Dumfries, Prince William County, Va. my Negro man, who calls himself GEO. POSEY. He is about five feet seven inches in height, very black, has a bald head, in conversation has a down look, has no scars recollected of. His clothing consisted of black pantaloons of casinett striped, a black hat, coat not recollected. He was purchased by me of William Beatty, near Front Royal, Warren County, State of Virginia. Mr Beatty was the executor of Thomas John, of the same county. I will give a reward of fifty dollars, if taken in the state of Virginia, or seventy-five dollars if taken in any other state and secured in jail, so that I recover him again, It is possible that he may have written a pass for himself, being capable of writing, and having endeavored to get a piece of paper from some of my family.
Prince William County, Va.
ABOUT MISSOURI MILL
Missouri Mill is now a historical site in the southeastern corner of Prince William County, Virginia not far from the entrance to Quantico Marine Corps base.
Location: Latitude: 38.5367885 // Longitude: -77.3913721
Today, Missouri Mill (historical) is just a ‘locale’. Definition: Place at which there is or was human activity; it does not include populated places, mines, and dams (battlefield, crossroad, camp, farm, ghost town, landing, railroad siding, ranch, ruins, site, station, windmill).Missouri Mill (historical) is a Locale. Definition: Place at which there is or was human activity; it does not include populated places, mines, and dams (battlefield, crossroad, camp, farm, ghost town, landing, railroad siding, ranch, ruins, site, station, windmill).
THOMAS GOLDING and MISSOURI MILL
The relationship of Thomas Golding and Missouri Mill is currently unknown, although in his paid newspaper advertisment he refers to it as his ‘place of residence’.
A relationship between a water-powered mill and the nearby port town of Dumfries is much better known. Goods of whatever nature were processed at the mill and then carted just barely four miles away to Dumfries for transport by ship.
By 1870 Missouri Mill found itself in legal entanglement. There is no mention of any Golding ownership.
Alexandria Gazette 14 May 1870
LETTERS FROM PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Correspondence of the Alexandria Gazette
The May term of the Circuit Court for this county was held this week ending yesterday evening under Judge Keith.
A number of decrees were entered and much other chancery business was attended to. In the celebrated chancery case of Carney vs Taylor, involving the title to the “MISSOURI MILLS” property in this county, the Court appointed Benjamin S. Wheat, Esq. of Stafford County, a receiver, and recommitted the papers to the Commissioner.
MISSOURI MILLS CEMETERY
There is a Missouri Mill Cemetery from the same time period as Thomas Golding owned or managed Missouri Mill.
No Goldings are known to be buried within the cemetery.
For info about this cemetery contact Joyce Withers – firstname.lastname@example.org
This cemetery is sometimes referred to as the Leary Family Cemetery. It is located on the Quantico Marine Base, in Prince William County, Virginia. It is enclosed by a brick wall. There were tombstones here that were no longer readable and there were graves marked only by fieldstone markers. It was surveyed on March 5, 2001 by Robert and Allen Withers. It is maintained by the Marine Corps.
Graves are known to exist for:
Abel, Damon C. – November 15, 1895 – June 14, 1969
Abel, Edith Gertrude – May 5, 1868 – December 29, 1899
Abel, Elmer C. – December 6, 1904 – July 1, 1931
Abel, Wallace Emory – May 18, 1890 – December 5, 1911
son of W. W. and E. G. Abel
Abel, Wallace Wesley – October 11, 1863 – May 18, 1916
Cato, James Henry – 1841 – 1922
Cato, Wm G. Jr – July 11, 1925 – February 25, 1931 (footstone – Billy)
Chapman, Thomas – May 22, 1769 – September 11, 1827
Jones, Viola A. RN – September 15, 1893 – December 3, 1978
Leary, Alice Florence Haley – September 6, 1872 – March 25, 1936
Leary, John Braxton – June 13, 1864 – December 14, 1936
Leary, Mary Virginia Cole – October 23, 1841 – July 4, 1909
Leary, Viola Pearl – July 9, 1880 – October 19, 1881
Leary, William Barry MD – October 28, 1836 – November 27, 1890
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