Collection Number: MS 334

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 6 folders.

Creators/Collectors: Towler, Sam

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

User Restrictions: No restrictions.

Preferred Citation: Sam Towler Research Papers, MS 334, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Gift of Sam Towler.

Biographical/Historical Information: Sam Towler is a researcher in Charlottesville. His research focuses on Albemarle County history and families.

Scope and Content:

This is a collection of Sam Towler Research Papers. The files include family trees, research notes, copies of photographs, and copies of original, primarily court, documents located in the Albemarle County courthouse.



Folder 1: Selected Albemarle Families (Carr-Thurmond-Sandridge family chart; Estes family chart)

Folder 2: Mountain Top Tavern at Rockfish Gap

Folder 3: Matthew Harris and the Canaan Estate near Warren, Va.

Folder 4: 19th Century Surveys of Albemarle and Charlottesville Deeds, c. 1850-1900

Folder 5: Preliminary Research on a Grave/Cemetery (Brownsville, in western Albemarle County)

Folder 6: Matthew Harris Farm

Family Names:

  • Harris family.
  • Woodson family.


  • Genealogy
  • African Americans -- Virginia -- Albemarle County -- Genealogy

Geographical Names:

  • Brownsville (Albemarle County, Va.)
  • Canaan estate (Albemarle County, Va.)

Record Types:

  • Correspondence.
  • Field notes.
  • Reports.