Thomas Bullitt

Thomas Bullitt (1730 – February 1778) was a United States soldier and pioneer from Prince William County, Virginia.wikipedia
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The Omni Homestead Resort

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The Omni Homestead Resort, as it is called today, continued to be operated by Thomas Bullitt's family after his death during the Revolution, until 1832, when it was sold to Dr. Thomas Goode (physician), who also purchased the Healing Springs, Virginia and the resort at Warm Springs, Virginia.
In 1766, Thomas Bullitt built a lodge on the site, which is considered the founding of The Homestead.

Hot Springs, Virginia

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When a number of his militia company exercised their land grant bounties in what would become Bath County, Virginia, he bought land there and built an Inn at Hot Springs in 1766.
Thomas Bullitt built the first inn to accommodate them in 1766 and Dr. Thomas Goode expanded it.

Charleston, West Virginia

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He chose a site he believed best for early development, in what is today downtown Charleston, West Virginia.
Thomas Bullitt was deeded 1250 acre of land near the mouth of the Elk River in 1773.

Thomas Goode (physician)

Thomas Goode
The Omni Homestead Resort, as it is called today, continued to be operated by Thomas Bullitt's family after his death during the Revolution, until 1832, when it was sold to Dr. Thomas Goode (physician), who also purchased the Healing Springs, Virginia and the resort at Warm Springs, Virginia.
In 1832, Dr. Thomas Goode purchased the "Homestead" resort and spa from the family of Thomas Bullitt.

Cuthbert Bullitt

In his will, he left 400 acres and an annual allowance for support to his illegitimate daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Brounaunt, or Bronaugh, and most of the balance of his estate to his brother, Judge Cuthbert Bullitt.
He and his brother Thomas Bullitt both settled in Prince William County and became locally prominent, Cuthbert as a planter, and lawyer and Thomas as a soldier.

United States

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Thomas Bullitt (1730 – February 1778) was a United States soldier and pioneer from Prince William County, Virginia.

Prince William County, Virginia

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Thomas Bullitt (1730 – February 1778) was a United States soldier and pioneer from Prince William County, Virginia.

Colony of Virginia

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Thomas was born to Benjamin and Sarah (Harrison) Bullitt in 1730 in Prince William County, Province of Virginia.

Pennsylvania

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By 1754 he was a Captain in the County's militia, and participated in a number of attempts to secure western Virginia and Pennsylvania from the French.

George Washington

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Captain Bullitt led part his company with Colonel Washington's expedition in 1754 that ended with defeat in the Battle of Great Meadows. Over the next few years his guests included Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

Battle of Fort Necessity

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Captain Bullitt led part his company with Colonel Washington's expedition in 1754 that ended with defeat in the Battle of Great Meadows.

Fort Duquesne

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The next year he again marched against Fort Duquesne, this time with the Braddock Expedition, and again they failed at the Battle of Monogahela on July 9, 1755.

Braddock Expedition

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The next year he again marched against Fort Duquesne, this time with the Braddock Expedition, and again they failed at the Battle of Monogahela on July 9, 1755.

Forbes Expedition

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Bullitt led a militia company in the Forbes Expedition.

James Grant (British Army officer, born 1720)

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In September he was part of the large advance party of regulars and militia commanded by Major James Grant.

Bath County, Virginia

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When a number of his militia company exercised their land grant bounties in what would become Bath County, Virginia, he bought land there and built an Inn at Hot Springs in 1766.

Thomas Jefferson

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Over the next few years his guests included Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

Andrew Lewis (soldier)

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During the war, Andrew Lewis and Thomas Bullitt had surveyed part of the area and had heard stories from the Native Americans and colonists about the healing powers of the springs.

Healing Springs, Virginia

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The Omni Homestead Resort, as it is called today, continued to be operated by Thomas Bullitt's family after his death during the Revolution, until 1832, when it was sold to Dr. Thomas Goode (physician), who also purchased the Healing Springs, Virginia and the resort at Warm Springs, Virginia.

Warm Springs, Virginia

Warm Springs
The Omni Homestead Resort, as it is called today, continued to be operated by Thomas Bullitt's family after his death during the Revolution, until 1832, when it was sold to Dr. Thomas Goode (physician), who also purchased the Healing Springs, Virginia and the resort at Warm Springs, Virginia.

Royal Proclamation of 1763

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By 1773, Virginia was still searching for land to satisfy grants and bounties, and was still struggling with the details of the Proclamation of 1763.

Kentucky

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Settlers were pushing west into Kentucky, even without colonial authorization or control.

John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore

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In an effort to bring some order to the situation, Governor Dunmore, authorized Captain Bullitt to organize a party to survey northern and eastern Kentucky.

Kanawha River

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Bullitt gathered about 40 men and set out from the Kanawha River Valley and generally followed the along the south side of the Valley of the Ohio.

Ohio River

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Bullitt gathered about 40 men and set out from the Kanawha River Valley and generally followed the along the south side of the Valley of the Ohio.