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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.51 (search)
ry of the house, and as there may be others in the same position it may not be uninteresting to give you a few items on that subject. President Brockenbrough. Dr. John Brockenbrough, so long president of the Bank of Virginia, in this city, who had the mansion planned and erected, married Mrs. Gabriella Randolph, widow of Thomas Mann Randolph of Tuckahoe, and they had no offspring. The lovely Mary Brockenbrough referred to must have been her daughter, the celebrated and fascinating Mary Randolph, who became the wife of Mr. John Chapman, of Philadelphia, and who died quite early—prior, I think, to the year 1840. I remember meeting Mr. Chapman in Richmond society when he was a widower, and was paying his devoirs to another of our leading belles. He did not win her, however; she afterwards accepted a more distinguished Virginia widower. A fine equestrienne. There was a second daughter, Margaret Harriet Randolph, who became Mrs. Francis A. Dickins, of Ossian Hall and Washing