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TO UNVEIL TABLET TO HALTOPIONEER Memorial Honors Nathaniel Venable and His Wife, Prominent -in: 17th'. Century •-', (Special to The Bee) , HALIFAX. Aug. 10.—Unveiling of a b'ronze tablet honoring the memory of Nathaniel Venable and.,,; his wife, pioneer Halifax county leader^ of the seventeenth centurj-.^wijl'^take.'Vplaofe In the family cemeiery" r tit;'''sYatc'Hil'i, v: a former Venable plantation about a mile south of Worsham on August 20. The tablet was placed In the cemetery through the efforts of Miss Adeline Carrlngton Venable, of Hampden- Sldncy, resting atop a large stone. Miss Venable also has had erected around the cemetery a handsome wall. Unveiling of the memorial with appropriate exercises will take place at 3:30 o'clock In the afternoon. Hon. W. Henry Venable of Norfolk, Will preside. Prayer will be offered by Rev. Mlclmxix Raine of Richmond. A short address by Dr. J. D. Eggleston of Hampden-Sydncy; the monument will be unveiled by Missel Charlotte Hall Davis of Hampden- Sydney, and Anne Wlngate Kyle of Norfolk; a solo will be rendered bj George L. Walker, Jr,,' of Worsham; and the benediction will be pronounced by Rev. Michaux Ralne. Nathaniel Venable was born tn 1733 and died in 1804 and his wife who was born in 1740, died in 1791. Nathaniel Venable was one of the most prominent men of his day. He was county lieutenant; member of the House of Burgesses; member of the Virginia council, member of the County Committee of Safely, officer in the War of the Revolution, member of the Virginia State Senate, Justice of the county court. In his privato office, which is still standing at "SlaU: Hill." were laid the plans for founding Hampden-Sydney College, of which he was n generous supporter and trustee from 1775 until his death. He was active in getting supplies for the army in the War of the Revolution. When TarIcton made his rnid through Prince Edward county, an effort was made by the British soldiers to capture him. and Mrs. -. -- „*. Vcn <ible's life was threatened by one of the soldiers because she declined to disclose his hiding place. She defied the soldier, telling him that her husband's life was more valuable than her own.

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  1. The Bee,
  2. 10 Aug 1939, Thu,
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