Fluvanna Review Article of 1/18/06 & Tutwiler
Fluvanna Review article mentions the Tutwiler family
of Shores are of Fluvanna.
Mariah Shores was the youngest dau. of Thomas Shores. She
married Martin Tutwiler and they lived at Melrose, one
of the homes still standing in the area.
IN 1815 Melrose was valued as the most expensive home
in the county.
Martin was a successful businessman. When he died he owned
35 slaves and his estate was valued at $ 34,638. They
owned a secretary, 148 books, a pleasure carriage, a silk
hat and 411 coat buttons.
other families mentioned as being early families of the
Shores area area:
John Jedediah Johnson