Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hezekiah Daggs: 1834 Advertisement for Botetourt Springs, Virginia

[Richmond Enquirer, Volume XXX, Issue 94 (February 22, 1834), page 1.]

BOTETOURT SPRINGS.--- The subscriber having recently purchased the above property from the executor of Charles Johnston, deceased, tenders his acknowledgement to those individuals who patronised him during the 18 years which he kept the Hot Springs, and hopes that they will favor him with a call at his new residence, where he assures them they shall find every thing calculated to promote their health and contribute to their comfort and pleasure. The buildings of the establishment are all brick -- commodious and elegant, and uniting, in a high degree, neatness and beauty with comfort and convenience.

                                                            HEZEKIAH DAGGS
February 7.                                                     88-6m

[Charles Johnston (1769-January 21, 1833)
Executor = Dr. James Townes Royall (circa 1797-1860), who had married Charles Johnston's daughter Frances Steptoe Johnston (circa 1807-after 1850), in Botetourt County on December 27, 1825. Dr. Royall graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1818. Charles' nephew John Warfield Johnston (1790-1818) graduated from there in 1814. Frances' mother was Charles' second wife, Elizabeth Prentiss Steptoe (1783-1820).

Hezekiah Daggs (1773-1844)]

[Many thanks to William Myers, Mary Davy, Sally Young and Susan Davis for their ongoing research collaboration.]  

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