Anthony Mullins

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Anthony Mullins (Antonio Molini) accompanied Phillip Mazzei when he immigrated from Italy to Virginia in 1773, and so far as is known, remained in Virginia for the next several decades.

Mullins enlisted in the Continental Army in 1777 and served until the end of the war in 1783.[1] In 1802, James Monroe purchased a 150-acre tract of land from Mullins for £100, which Mullins had in turn purchased from Peter DeRieux, Phillip Mazzei's son-in-law; this piece of land became part of Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland estate.[2]


  1. In 1799, Thomas Jefferson wrote that "Francis, his brother in law, & Anthony Molina have done tolerably well," and that Mullins and the others were "still in this neighborhood."<ref>Jefferson to Carlo Bellini, 24 April 1799. [[Short Title List|''PTJ'']], 31:99.</li> <li id="_note-1">[[#_ref-1|↑]] Albemarle County Deed Book, 14:294.</li></ol></ref>