Edward Coles Biography

I’ve been enjoying reading a web-based biography, “The Man Who Freed His Slaves: A Narrative of the Life of Edward Coles,” by Nicholas Gordon. The portions about about the Coles and Carter families, once powerful names in the Charlottesville areas (and no slouches now), and Enniscorthy and its subsidiary estates will be particularly interesting to any local history buff. Chapter 2 and chapter 6 are particularly interesting in that context, providing some valuable insight on how Charlottesville and Albemarle were shaped in the 1700 and 1800s.

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