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In my paper I want to discuss the family from Augusto County Bumgardner family I want to talk about their relationship with each other The father was a farmer and distiller The mother made a quilt for her oldest daughter Eugenia E Sproul that has been past done through the years they seem like they had strong relationship They have two sons William and Jacob who were both in the military Jacob was a 1st sergeant in the Marquis Boys regiment in 1864 and William was a private in the 1st Va Cav Eugenias husband was also in the Militia I want to talk about their lifestyles and the symbolic quilt that Melinda McCorkle Bumgardner made The family lived in the South Augusto County and owned 23 slaves the daughter who married Archibald Sproul who was also fought on the confederate side owned six slaves This family so far seems well off they had a large piece of land with many animals and probably had plenty of work to keep their 23 slaves busy I found this familys name is many sections of this website I have searched through the public records and have found the population census the agricultural census and the slave owner have been resourceful I am using the section under Images and Maps about the Antibellum Quilts from the Upper Shenandoah Valley The mother made a beautiful quilt for her daughter and still today its being passes down the family to the next girl named Eugenia I want to learn more about the slaves they owned and what happened to them I am not sure how to find out the names of their slaves I want to see if I can find any articles or letters having to do with this family I have found no church records about them I did want to compare this families lifestyle and way of living to another family in the northern county of
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