Isabella Brown Venable
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At a Glance
The presence of Isabella Brown Venable and her sister, Martha Elizabeth Venable , as students placed a special stamp of approval on the Burwell School.
Isabella Brown Venable and Martha Elizabeth Venable were daughters of Abraham Watkins Venable. Abraham Watkins Venable was a distinguished gentleman from Granville County, NC who had been educated at Hampden-Sydney College and Princeton University who applied his studies at the bar and politically. His political career included stints as a United States Congressman and also as a Congressman to the Confederate States of America.
Isabella Brown Venable is listed in the Burwell School Catalogue of 1848-51 . She married Captain Stephen Taylor Martin, a Presbyterian minister, with whom she had six children .
Places of Residence
- Burwell School Catalogue of 1848-51.
- Mary Claire Engstrom. The Book of Burwell Students: Lives of Educated Women in the Antebellum South. (Hillsborough: Hillsborough Historic Commission, 2007).