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Effingham, State Route 646, Aden, Prince William County, VA



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Item Title


Location
State Route 646 vicinity, Aden vicinity, VA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS VA-575
Building/structure dates: 1765 initial construction
Significance: "Effingham" was the home of Colonel William Alexander (1744-1848) and a descendant of Philip Alexander, second son of the emigrant. This is the same family for whom the city of Alexandria was named. William Alexander is believed to have built the house in 1765 when he married Sigismunda Mary Massey. The Alexanders reared a family of sixteen children, including a set of twins. Their family Bible is still preserved with entries of marriages, births, and deaths, some dating back to 1696. The Alexander burying ground is located on the lane leading to the house. It is a matter of record that Eleanor Calvert died while visiting at Effingham and was laid to rest among her friends, the Alexanders. She will be recalled as Mrs. David Stuart at that time, but previously the widow of John Parke Custis, son of Martha Washington. In recent years Eleanor Calvert Stuart's remains have been reinterred at Pohick Church.

Related Names
Alexander, Col. William


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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