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JoLee Gregory Spears
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The Charlotte Hotel, Keysville, VA
Submitted by Lee Hanmer (Neal) Ramsey
Right: back of above photo of Charlotte Hotel
The child in the above photo is
Notes regarding the history of the Charlotte Hotel made in 1971 by Lee Hanmer (Neal) Ramsey and her grandmother:
Lots 125, 126, and 127 were sold to Paul Fore in 1881 by Priddy, Rummel,
and Hardman, developers of the town of Keysville through their "Land
Brief genealogy of the Hanmer/Neal families furnished by Lee Hanmer (Neal) Ramsey:
Lt. Herman Day Hanmer (1838-1904) (NY Cavalry w/Gen. Wilson's "Raid" and attack on the Staunton River Bridge) was the son of a lumberman in the Catskill mountains. He was impressed with our area, and after the War brought his wife, Electa Stratton Hoffman (1849-1893), whom he married in 1868, and infant daughter back to the County. He purchased land below Ontario and established a farm and sawmill.
My father was Dalma Neal, one of 12 children of A.P.
Neal of "Pleasant Grove" in Lunenburg. It is notated on the Confederate
11] as "A.R. Neal". (My gr.grandfather was Alexander Rutherford
Neal.) Daddy's mother was Maude Clare Winn. I have never known her father's
name, but her widowed mother became Dr. Passmore's second wife and is
buried in the yard at the Passmore house (on Rt.40 just before you cross
the river.) She once ran a store and taught school at Pleasant Grove.