Raynors HCA 2019-05
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LEE, Henry (1756-1818) Major-General Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee III was an early American Patriot and politician. He served as the ninth Governor of Virginia and as the Virginia Representative to the United States Congress. Lee's service during the American Revolution as a cavalry officer in the Continental Army earned him the nickname by which he is best known, "Light-Horse Harry". He was the father of Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate armies in the American Civil War. Document Signed “Henry Lee” as Governor of Virginia, 15-1/4”x12-1/4” on vellum, April 24, 1792, beign a land grant for 2,665 acres of Virginia land issued to William Croghan. Fine condition. William Croghan (1752-1822) secured a captaincy for him in the British Army’s 16th Regiment in 1771. At the start of the Revolutionary War in 1775, 23 year old Croghan sold his British commission to join the American Revolution as a captain in the 8th Virgina Regiment, he crossed the icy Delaware River under the command of General George Washington, and was commissioned Major at the conclusion of the grim Valley Forge winter. He served with Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, and James Monroe at the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, and Germantown. Shortly after his parole as a prisoner of war in 1781, along with Lt. Col. Jonathan Clark and Lt. Edmund Clark, he witnessed Cornwallis’ surrender. Croghan travelled with the two Clark brothers to their family’s home in Virginia. In 1784, after gaining a surveying certificate from the College of William and Mary, William Croghan and George Rogers Clark were named principal surveyors to the Virginia State Line and moved to Louisville. They were responsible for overseeing the measuring, mapping, and recording of deeds for all Virginia state line bounty lands. They were able to claim land in payment for their surveying services, and as a result, the men acquired ownership of vast tracts.
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Virginia Governor Henry Lee Signs Land Over to Major William Croghan a Revolutionary War Hero

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