Robert Rutherford Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Robert Rutherford Collection, 571 THL

Scope and Content: This collection is comprised of a scrapbook detailing the history of Robert Rutherford, the Rutherford family, and the Kendall Family.
(1 box) Last updated 03/13. DIGITIZED 02/07.

Biographical/Historical: Robert Rutherford was born in 1728 and married Mary D?Aubigne Howe in 1763. He served in the French and Indian War and was the organizer of Rutherford?s Rangers. He settled in Winchester, VA, building a stone house on S. Loudoun Street. He was a member of the House of Burgesses from Frederick County, 1766-1772; the State Senate, 1776-1791; the Revolutionary Virginia Convention, 1775-1776; and served in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1795-1797. About 1791, he moved to Flowering Springs and died there in 1803. He is buried in an unmarked grave.

Cite As: Robert Rutherford, 572 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

Scrapbook ? genealogy of the Honorable Robert Rutherford, 1728-1803
Kendall Family of West Virginia, 1 item