Archibald Thweatt (1772-1844) was a correspondent of Thomas Jefferson's and a relative by marriage. Thweatt married Lucy Eppes, John Wayles Eppes' sister, in 1802.1 He purchased Eppington in 1810 and lived there until his death. He was heavily involved in the execution of John Wayles' estate, and corresponded with Jefferson frequently on this issue during the latter's retirement. Thweatt was also a member of the Virgina House of Delegates (1813-15, 1816-18) representing Chesterfield County. He died August 14, 1844 at Eppington.2
- Anna Berkes, December 8, 2011
- PTJ:RS. Thweatt exchanged over 50 letters between 1809 and 1826 with Jefferson; see especially 2:85 for Thweatt's identification.
- McCartney, Martha W. A Documentary History of Eppington, Chesterfield County, Virginia. S.l.; s.n., 1991.
- 1. See John Frederick Dorman, ed., Ancestors and Descendants of Francis Epes I of Virginia: (Epes-Eppes-Epps) (Petersburg, Va.: Society of the Descendants of Francis Epes I of Virginia, 1992), 399. Lucy and John were both children of Elizabeth Wayles Eppes, Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson's half-sister.
- 2. Craig Romaine, "Survey Report, Eppington Graveyard: 1936 December 10," Virginia WPA Historical Inventory Project, p. 3.