Letter, Walter A. Plecker, Richmond, to Turner McDowell, Fincastle

Title

Letter, Walter A. Plecker, Richmond, to Turner McDowell, Fincastle

Description

In a letter to Turner McDowell, clerk of the Circuit Court in Botetourt County, Walter Plecker probed the legality of the marriage between Grace Mohler and Samuel Christian Branham. The court ruled that Branham was a "Negro" and ordered him "never again to live with" his wife. That Branham considered himself "white" made no difference to Plecker or the court.

Source

Rokcbridge County (Va.) Clerk's Correspondence [Walter A. Plecker to A.T. Shields], 1912-1943. Local Government Records Collection, Rockbridge County Court Records. The Library of Virginia. 12-1245-008/009.

Date

27 September 1937

Format

Carbon typescript

Files

Plecker 12_1245_008.JPG
Plecker 12_1245_009.JPG

Collection

Citation

“Letter, Walter A. Plecker, Richmond, to Turner McDowell, Fincastle,” Library of Virginia, accessed September 22, 2017, https://lva.omeka.net/items/show/68.