Back in the mid-90's I grew my own Burley chewing tobacco along with a couple of friends and we were going to call it Chewtown Chew. Scott
Interestingly Walter Raleigh was a contact person.
Walter Raleigh was the son of Maurice Raleigh. He was secretary of the "Raleigh Land and Improvement Company" and he was appointed the agent of the company to superintend and make land sales. He lived at Atsion.
I haven't had to chase any deeds back to Raleigh as a grantor in Waterford proper but I can tell you the lot configuration and road network remained as you see it today, as far as the all intersecting roads off of Chew and in many other places.Do you know if they sold any lots from the Town of Waterford at the time. The Town of Raleigh sold a few not many.
William H. Richards built a large mansion house on the other side of Atsion Road across from the Indian Mills Deer Club, it was larger than the Atsion Mansion and was not part of the Raleigh Subdivision.
I had not heard that William Richards built a mansion on his property. From what I understood he just had a farm up there. Apparently he was quite a strange guy.