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Re: Poage House in Fancy Hills Dst. near Nat'l Bridge, VA
Posted by: Anita Richardson (ID *****1758) Date: November 10, 2006 at 09:59:15
In Reply to: Poage House in Fancy Hills Dst. near Nat'l Bridge, VA by Joanne Kartak of 472

Joanne I hope this helps. It comes from the book Descendants of Robert and John Poage

The Robert Poage home is located on thbe Valley Pike(US Route 11) E Monroe three miles north of Staunton, is now owned and occupied by Me and Mrs Bonfoey and called Merrified ( a former name Wheatlands) MrsBofoey is dau of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Witz who bought the place in 1929 restored the house and added the wing on the left or north end. Mrs. Bonfoey added a south wing recenty The original floors, mantels and woodwork remains ion place, the formal garden was designed by A.L. Farnum of Roanoke laandscape architect.

The John Poage home is an original log house built of hewn logs laid skin to skin and later weather sboarded, main chimmey, stone topped with brick kitchen chimmey stone in its original shape on the right faced the old road The house is now 140 yards east of the Valley Pike and was owned in 1942 by Mr Jacob Hickman and seems to be the only girlhouse home of Mary Moore now extant Oak bank is now the voting precinet.

The James poage hose is a stone house built in 1826 along Valley Pike midway between Natural Bridge and Buchanan near the site of the stockade fort of Captain Audey Paul noted colonial frontier soldier in service at Sandy Creek 1756 and Point Pleasant 1774

The Augusta Stone Church, Fort Defiance Va.
The oldest house of worship in the Valley of Va. and perhaps the oldest house of Presbyterian worship in State in continous use built between 1740 and 1748 on land donated by Robert Poage An earlier log meeting house to which Rev. John Craig came in 1739 stood in the old graveyard to the north east

This book was printed in 1954 So a lot of changes probably been made on the houses.
Hope you have a good trip

Jack Richardson



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