Dates: 1790-1947

Collection Number: MS 116

Extent: 1 folder, 22 leaves.

Biographical/Historical Information: The Bibb family came to Albemarle County, Virginia from Louisa County, Virginia. In 1821 William [Asbury] Bibb (1790-1865) joined the mercantile business with his father-in-law Nimrod Bramham. Bibb was also a magistrate of Albemarle County. He later was a cashier of the Farmers' Bank of Virginia.

Scope and Content: This collection is genealogical materials on the Bibb family of Albemarle and Louisa Counties, Virginia. Included are family group sheets for William A. Bibb (1790-1865), Horace Bramham Bibb (1831-1895), Lewis Wortham Bibb (1877-1916), and Lewis Wortham Bibb, Jr. (1897- ). Photocopies and transcriptions of family bible records, along with pages of family history from The Bibb Family in America: 1640-1940 (1941) are included. There are two photocopies of letters (source of originals unknown) from Horace Bibb to his future wife America Lipscomb (1833-1901) written 5 September 1850 and 28 October 1852. The letters describe Horace's feelings for America and plans for their nuptials. They were married 10 November 1852 in Louisa County, Virginia.

Notes:

Horace Bramham Bibb (1831-1895) was born in Albemarle County, Virginia. He attended the University of Virginia from 1849-1853 (sessions 26, 27, 29). He lived in Louisa County after his marriage to America Lipscomb (1833-1901). He was a teacher in Louisa County (1860 census). During the Civil War he enlisted in the 13th Regiment, Virginia Infantry in May 1861. He remained on duty until he was discharged in May 1862 due to disability. He became a retail merchant after the Civil War. He was appointed a postmaster in the county in 1880, and the 1880 census listed him as a retired merchant.