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Sen. Abraham Bedford VENABLE
Subject:  Abraham Bedford VENABLE never married; no issue
Birth:  20 Nov 1758, Prince Edward Co., VA
Death:  26 Dec 1811, Richmond Theatre Fire, Richmond, Henrico Co., VA
Disposition:  ashes buried in mass grave under Monument Church, Richmond, VA
Education:  1780, A.B., College of New Jersey [now Princeton University]
Occupation:  attorney; Founder and President, First National Bank of Virginia
Politics:  Republican
Office:  1791-99, U.S. Representative from Virginia
Office:  1803-4, U.S. Senator from Virginia
Historical:  friend of President Thomas JEFFERSON
Father:  Nathaniel VENABLE
Mother:  Elizabeth WOODSON


Sources:

1.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1790 (Broderbund CD-311):  the 1790 Virginia census was destroyed during the War of 1812.

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312):  the 1800 Virginia census was destroyed during the War of 1812.

3a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1810 (Broderbund CD-313).  Please see my WARNING regarding use of this database (the numerical data have the genders switched).
1810 Venable, A.B. VA Henrico Co. Richmond City p. 371 00000-00002-02

3b.  1810 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #41 of 71; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1810 VA Henrico Co. Richmond City p. 21A/354/371B Ln. 1 A.B. Venable 00002-00000-02
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = Abraham (b. 1758)
= ?
2 slaves all ages in or bef. 1810 = ? ?

4.  "VENABLE, Abraham Bedford, 1758-1811." [link died] Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

5.  Lyon Gardiner Tyler, ed.  1915.  Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography.  5 vols.  Lewis Historical Publ. Co., NY (online at Ancestry.com):
p. 88 Venable, Abraham B., son of Nathaniel Venable and Elizabeth Woodson, his wife, was born in Prince Edward county, Virginia, November 20, 1758.  He was graduated at Princeton College in 1780; studied law and practiced in his native county, and from 1791 to 1799 was a representative in Congress from Virginia, and United States senator from 1803 to 1804, when he resigned and resumed the practice of law in Richmond.  He was a friend of Thomas Jefferson; was founder and first president of the Bank of Virginia.  He perished in the conflagration of the theatre at Richmond, Virginia, December 26, 1811.

6.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

7.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  AF - Ancestral File (online at FamilySearch.org).

8.  Messages posted to the Venable Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

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