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Tumbrel Cart Permit, Petersburg, Virginia, 1837-1838 Ivey family photo
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Tumbrel Cart Permit, Petersburg, Virginia, 1837-1838

This is a license to operate a tumbrel cart in Petersburg, Virginia. The permit was issued to my g-g-great-grandfather, George H. W. Ivey (03/11/1799 - 03/07/1838.) George Ivey was born in Virginia, migrated to Tennessee then returned to Virginia where he died. He was the father of Mary Ann Ivey Johnson and George W. Ivey. The Ivey / Johnson family Bible may be viewed on line through the Library of Virginia web site. ... show more

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And for those of you who don't know what a tumbrel cart is (like me!)

1. A two-wheeled cart, especially a farmer's cart that can be tilted to dump a load.

2. A crude cart used to carry condemned prisoners to their place of execution, as during the French Revolution
May 30, 2011 5:22 pm reply