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Chesterfield County, Virginia, USA

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  • Emil Melvin Steuck (1912 - 1966)
  • Toby Wing (1915 - 2001)
    From : "Born July 14, 1915 in Amelia Court House, Virginia, USA "Died March 22, 2001 in Mathews, Virginia, USA (undisclosed) "Birth Name Martha Virginia Wing "Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m) "It's ...
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    Sgt. David Alexander Fletcher, USA (1820 - 1865)
    FLETCHER, D.A. SGT d. FEB 6 1865 CO B 12TH W VA =========== Married to Elizabeth Coe, a daughter of of Isaac Newton Coe and Elisabeth Carroll, on January 30, 1847 in Marshall Co., West Virginia. ...
  • James Larry Cordle (1948 - 2003)
    Mr. James Larry Cordle, 55, of Richmond, passed away on April 24, 2003. He is survived by his wife, Barbara S. Cordle; stepdaughters,Patricia Martin and Cindy Chenault; stepson, Chris Southers; brother...
  • James Craig Griffith (1924 - 2021)
    James C. Griffith, Sr., 96, of New Castle, passed away the morning of February 13, 2021 at UPMC Jameson Hospital. James was born on September 9, 1924 to the late Dr. Wilbert E. and Anna M. Craig Griffi...

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On 25 May 1749, the Virginia House of Burgesses separated Chesterfield from Henrico County and created the new county. The first county seat was established at Chesterfield Court House. It has continued as county seat except for 1870–1876, during Reconstruction, when the county government was located at Manchester. The latter community has been subsumed by South Richmond.

The legislature named the county for the former British Secretary of State, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. Lord Chesterfield was famous for his "good manners and writings". One of his most frequently used sayings implies avoiding rudeness; "An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult." Many years later, Chesterfield Cigarettes were named after this county.


Cemeteries of Virginia



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