Interesting Compton Data

Interesting Compton Data


  • Compton Family Papers (Ms 314)

University of Utah Marriott Library, Manuscripts Division

The Compton Family Papers (ca. 1882 and 1939-1941) holds records regarding the Compton family, primarily Allen Compton (died 1854). Included are a genealogy written ca. 1882 and correspondence (1939-1941) among family members concerning the history of the family. A register is available.

    24 items, 1825-47  - Letters of this Culpeper County family chiefly written to Thomas A. Compton in Mississippi. Included are an 1826 letter in which the writer indicated a willingness to part with some of his slaves in exchange for land; an 1846 estate list, including slaves; and an 1847 request to see that the writer's slaves got across a river by ferry safely. Reference: (Acc. 38-116)
    UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, Manuscripts Division
    Special Collections Department
    University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA 22903
    804-924-3025, Fax: 804-924-3143, e-mail:



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