Lucinda Patterson Randolph

A piece of Randolph history has returned to Tuckahoe! A kind donor gifted us Lucinda Patterson Randolph’s traveling trunk. Lucinda was the second wife to Thomas Mann Randolph III. They’re meeting is quite an interesting tale: one day, Thomas was reclining on the bed, sick with fever and dehydration. Suddenly, an apparition of a beautiful woman appeared from one of the cupboards, carrying a glass of water. The woman gave Thomas the water, soothing his fever and easing him into sleep. When he awoke, Thomas swore if he ever met the women again, he’d marry her. A few years later at a party in New Jersey, Thomas’ eyes gravitated towards Lucinda Patterson, the woman from his apparition. He immediately went to her and asked for her hand in marriage; she said yes! Lucinda is buried in the Randolph Cemetery at Tuckahoe Plantation. We’re thrilled and thankful that such a historic artifact has returned home.


  1. Patricia Casto-Knight says:

    My name is Patricia Casto-Knight from Suffolk, VA and I am trying to find out more about the history of the Randolf ‘s fom the Tuckahoe Plantation. My grandparent were Sarah Louise Eakle and James Tony Casto and my Great- Grandparents were Mary Jane Suddarth and Ananias Casto. My great-grandmothers father, Benjamin Suddarth’s family line is an extension of the Jane Randolph’s family possibly from the Tuckahoe Plantation in Richmond, VA. I am excited to learn all I can from you about the history of the Randolph’s or if you might possibly be able to direct me to somewhere I could find information. You have a blessed day! Patricia

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