Charles Lewis Bankhead

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-Charles Lewis Bankhead (1788–1833) was the son of Dr. John Bankhead of Caroline County and husband to [[Ann Cary Randolph Bankhead | Ann Cary Randolph]], Thomas Jefferson’s eldest granddaughter. Ann and Charles married on 19 September 1808 at Monticello and resided at an 800-acre estate, Carlton, just west of there for most of their marriage. The Bankhead’s had four children who reached adulthood. Bankhead read law under Jefferson for several years but became an alcoholic and turned unsuccessfully to farming. <ref> John Vogt and T. William Kethley, Jr., Albemarle County Marriages, 1780–1853 (Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Company, 1991), 602; George Green Shackelford, ed., Collected Papers to Commemorate Fifty Years of the Monticello Association of the Descendants of Thomas Jefferson (Charlottesville: Monticello Association, 1965), 1:72–5; Joseph C. Vance, “Knives, Whips and Randolphs on the Court House Lawn,” Magazine of Albemarle County History XV (1955-56): 28–35; Martha Jefferson Randolph to Ellen (Eleanora) Wayles Randolph Coolidge, 24 June 1833 (ViU: Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge Letters). </ref>+'''Charles Lewis Bankhead''' (1788–1833) was the son of Dr. John Bankhead of Caroline County and husband to [[Ann Cary Randolph Bankhead | Ann Cary Randolph]], [[Thomas Jefferson]]’s eldest granddaughter. Ann and Charles married on 19 September 1808 at Monticello<ref>Vogt, John and T. William Kethley, Jr., ''Albemarle County Marriages, 1780–1853'' (Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Company, 1991), 602</ref> and resided at an 800-acre estate, Carlton, just west of there for most of their marriage. The Bankheads had four children who reached adulthood. Bankhead read law under Jefferson for several years but became an alcoholic and turned unsuccessfully to farming.
 +==Primary Source References==
-== Footnotes ==+'''1811 May 7.''' (Eliza Trist to Catherine Bache). "Bankhead has given up the scheme of going to Bedford and has made a purchase of the Farm adjoining Monticello that formerly belonged to Nich. Lewis he gave 16 Dollars an acre which I believe is six more than Browse was to have paid for it."<ref>Catherine Wistar Bache Papers. [http://www.amphilsoc.org/library/ American Philosophical Society].</ref>
 +'''1814 August 22.''' (Eliza Trist to Catharine Bache). "I heard too with great concern that Bankhead has turn'd out a great sot always frolicking and carousing at the Taverns in the Neighborhood..."<ref>Ibid.</ref>
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 +'''1826. January 23.''' ([[Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge]] to [[Martha Jefferson Randolph]]). "...it mortifies me that he [Joseph Coolidge] should be baited by a drunken brute like Charles Bankhead..."<ref>
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 +Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge Correspondence. [http://www.lib.virginia.edu/small/ University of Virginia]</ref>
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 +==Footnotes==
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-[[Category:People]]+==Further Sources==
 +*Cockerham, Anne Z., Arlene W. Keeling and Barbara Parker. "Seeking Refuge at Monticello: Domestic Violence in Thomas Jefferson's Family." ''Magazine of Albemarle County History'' 64 (2006):29-52.
 +*Family Letters Project: [http://familyletters.dataformat.com http://familyletters.dataformat.com]
 +*[[Martha Jefferson Randolph]] to [[Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge | Ellen (Eleanora) Wayles Randolph Coolidge]], 24 June 1833 (ViU: Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge Letters).
 +*Shackelford, [[Short Title List|''Descendants,'']] 1:67-75.
 +*Vance, Joseph C. "Knives, Whips and Randolphs on the Court House Lawn." ''Magazine of Albemarle County History'' XV (1955-56): 28–35.
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 +[[Category:People|Bankhead, Charles Lewis]]

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Charles Lewis Bankhead (1788–1833) was the son of Dr. John Bankhead of Caroline County and husband to Ann Cary Randolph, Thomas Jefferson’s eldest granddaughter. Ann and Charles married on 19 September 1808 at Monticello[1] and resided at an 800-acre estate, Carlton, just west of there for most of their marriage. The Bankheads had four children who reached adulthood. Bankhead read law under Jefferson for several years but became an alcoholic and turned unsuccessfully to farming.

Primary Source References

1811 May 7. (Eliza Trist to Catherine Bache). "Bankhead has given up the scheme of going to Bedford and has made a purchase of the Farm adjoining Monticello that formerly belonged to Nich. Lewis he gave 16 Dollars an acre which I believe is six more than Browse was to have paid for it."[2]

1814 August 22. (Eliza Trist to Catharine Bache). "I heard too with great concern that Bankhead has turn'd out a great sot always frolicking and carousing at the Taverns in the Neighborhood..."[3]

1826. January 23. (Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge to Martha Jefferson Randolph). "...it mortifies me that he [Joseph Coolidge] should be baited by a drunken brute like Charles Bankhead..."[4]


Footnotes

  1. Vogt, John and T. William Kethley, Jr., Albemarle County Marriages, 1780–1853 (Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Company, 1991), 602
  2. Catherine Wistar Bache Papers. American Philosophical Society.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge Correspondence. University of Virginia

Further Sources