After over 40 years and four generations of ownership, the Knox family sells the property.


In April, the Knox’s return to a home with “thirteen or more immense shell holes in it” and all the windows broken. Virginia Knox “tacked bleached cotton over the windows for temporary use…”


The Knox women – mother Virginia and daughters Virginia Ann Soutter and Mary Campbell – leave town after the Union army arrives, while patriarch Thomas remains at home to protect the family home and business.


War arrives. All six Knox sons fight for the Confederacy: Robert Taylor, Thomas Stuart, James Soutter, Samuel Gordon, Alexander Bell and Douglas Hamilton.


Property purchased from the Lomax estate by Thomas Fitzhugh Knox. Knox lives in the home with his wife Virginia, and their eight children.