Lead: In spring 1793, a sensational trial packed the Cumberland County courthouse. The accused were first family Virginians – Randolphs – Nancy and her brother-in-law Richard. They were accused of adultery and murder.

 

                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

 

                Content: Richard and Nancy Randoph were first cousins, descendants of the same family of wealthy Virginia tobacco planters. Nancy lost her mother as a young girl and settled with her older sister Judith and Judith’s husband Richard at “Bizarre,” one of the Randolph family plantations on the Appomattox River near Farmville.