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Copyright 1906 




THIS Volume is Dedicated 


May it be the means of increasing the love of family, of stimulating a pride in remote 

ancestry and of awakening an appreciation of the value of perpetuating family 

history through years to come. Remembering that "A good 

name is rather to be chosen than great riches," and "How 

much better it is to get wisdom than gold;" may 

it strengthen within them the desire to leave 

upon the pages of history an esteemed 

and honored name, is the 

prayer of its 



The full-size figures preceding a name in- 
dicate the number of the generation; the 
small figures indicate the number in the fam- 
ily. This plan could not be followed out 
uniformly for lack of data, but its value will 
be apparent to those interested in family 


In the preparation of this work the authors have had the 
assistance of so many friends who take a general interest in ge- 
nealogy that they could not undertake in the space allotted to 
them to mention the names of a tithe of them. Conspicuous 
among those, howcAcr, to whom their sincere thanks are due, are 
Mr. Thomas M. Green, of Danville, Kentucky, the late Henry 
Howell Lewis, of Baltimore, Dr. Edmond J. Lee of Philadel- 
phia, Dr. James A. Dibrell, of Little Rock, Arkansas, Mr. Rob- 
ert S. Hatcher, Lafayette, Indiana, the late Mrs. Mary Starling 
Payne, of Hopkinsville, Kentuckj'^, and Mrs. Sarah T. L. Ander- 
son of Ivy Depot, Virginia, also her brother R. L. Scott of 

In making up the genealogies of the different families whose 
names appear in this volume, completeness has been the main 
object in view. It has not, of course, been possible to entirely 
accomplish this object, but enough has been given to enable any 
one interested to supply the missing links and thus connect the 
different parts which may become apparent in any broken chain. 
At the outset it was the design of the authors to prepare a his- 
tory exclusively for their children, but as usual in such cases the 
work has far outgrown the original design. While it is true that 
no name has been included in this volume, the bearers of which 
are not related in some degree of consanguinity to the children of 
the authors, it has been found necessary to include even the very 
remote, in order to even approximate the completeness which was 
desired in the general scope of the work. \Vlnle it may be 



charged that in this the writers were actuated by selfish motives, 
it may also be replied that it was a selfishness prompted not by 
pecuniary gain, but a pardonable pride, in which every descend- 
ant of every name contained in the book is entitled to a full 

This is strictly a work of genealogy, and is in no sense in- 
tended to trench on the field properly belonging to the biogra- 
pher. Where sketches of individuals appear, the author's aim has 
been to connect the person alluded to with contemporaneous his- 
tory. In a few instances more extended notices have been given 
of individuals whose lives have been intimately associated with 
the upbuilding of the coimtry and whose deeds have contributed 
to her greatness. 

It is not to be supposed that in the preparation of a fam- 
ily history embracing n.any names, extending through several 
hundred years and covering from seven to eleven generations, the 
writers claim to set forth an unbroken line of heroes, statesmen, 
saints and sages, superior to any families that have existed in 
this or any other country. On \he contrary, aU that is claimed 
for this volume is that some of those whom it mentions have 
left their impress upon the times in which they lived. Others, 
disregarding tradition, ?nd failing to avail themselves of ances- 
tral advantages, have illustrated the irrevocable law of cause 
and effect and passed out of view. 

Every source has been exhax.-sted to obtain all available in- 
formation. Libraries have been ransacked, records have been 
overhauled; deeds, marriage certificates, church registers and 
tombstones, grown gray with centuries of age, all have been 
brought into requisition. 

It may be proper to add that this has been a labor of love, 



both for the work itself and for those who will be benefited by 
it. Having spent years of labor and much money, and having 
traveled hundreds of miles in seaioh of information, we bequeath 
our work, incomplete as it is, to posterity with a hope that some 
other lover of genealogy may take it up where we have left 
off, remedy our errors and complete what we have left undone. 
The American people have neglected noth.'ng so much as 
family history, and it is only after one hundred years of national 
existence that we have waked up to a realization of a failure 
to retain our identity. With the close of the Revolution which 
resulted in our independence, this great boon having been ob- 
tained at the cost of every conceivable sacrifice, we were nat- 
urally carried away with the idea of freedom. The victory to 
our arms had not been achieved by any one class, nor had ques- 
tions of ancestral precedence played any part in the struggle. 
All classes and conditions in whose veins coursed patriotic blood 
had stood shoulder to shoulder against a common foe, and these 
old heroes, seeking no distinction the one over the other, allowed 
their family histories to be swallowed up for the time in the 
national glory. This feeling, very natural and proper under the 
circumstances- which gave rise to it, would not, however, 
have predominated had not other causes arisen which conspired 
to cast odium upon American heraldry. A very considerable 
Tory element remained in the country after the war was over, 
while there were others who did not rise to the standard of the 
Tories, having taken no part in the politics of the country or ex- 
posed themselves to the dangers and hardships of war. Still 
another and lower class, who had neither ancestral nor individ- 
ual standing, had prospered and become prominent under the 
liberal opportunities afforded by the new government. These 



three classes made up a large proportion of the population and 
had no sentiments in common with the patriot element, and 
by the time the second generation had come upon the stage of 
action, the term "first families" had become one of reproach 
instead of distinction, and any attempt to trace an ancestry or 
erect a family tree was held up to derision and laughed to 

The fact that one family chooses, for reasons satisfactory 
to itself, not to write its history, or that another family has 
no history to write, is no reason why family history should not 
be written. Families make up nations and a history is as im- 
portant to one as the other. A nation of families who have no 
histories is without material for* a history. It is not 
national history that makes great names. But names who have 
performed great deeds and thus established historic families 
make a nation great and give it a history. The names which go 
to make up this history are so closely interwoven with the his- 
tory of the coimtry that it is impossible to trace their genealog}'^ 
without interspersing many historical events of national interest. 

Several of the families date back to a very early period 
in English history, and some were quite well established in 
France before coming to England, but only such reference M'ill 
be made to these families prior to their coming to America as 
will be necessary to trace their line of descent. 

The Rev. Mr. Hayden, in his "Virginia Genealogies," ar- 
\ gues in his article on descent that the most prominent Virginia 
families are not able to trace their descent beyond the fifteenth 
century, and asserts that neither George Washington nor Gen- 
( eral Robert E. Lee knew anything, save by tradition, of tlie 
/v*- ! immediate line of their English descent. 


It is known that the name of Lee was interwoven with the 
history of England since the days of William the Conqueror, 
1066, although Dr. Edmond J. Lee, in his "Lee of Virginia," 
ignoring current and authentic history and recognizing nothing 
but the public records, does not bring the name do^vn from that 
period. It is well known that the first Richard Lee of Ameri- 
can history brought his lineage with him when he came to Amer- 
ica. That many lost sight of the lineage in the lapse of gen- 
erations is not denied, but the history was preserved neverthe- 

While there are very few families who can trace their de- 
scent with equal certainty from so remote a period as that of 
Lee, yet there are others who have no trouble in tracing their 
lineage much further back than that of the fifteenth century. 
The Bruce family of Virginia, and other American names de- 
scending from and connected with them, trace their Scotch de« 
scent from the eleventh century^ and the same may be said of 
some of the families of this volume. 

Trusting to the charity of indulgent friends and the mag- 
nanimity of the reading jDublic, this volume is given to the nu- 
merous descendants of the names of which it treats^ with a full 
knowledge of its imperfections but in the confident belief that 
the original information, heretofore unpublished, will compen- 
sate to a large extent for its shortcomings. 

The Authors. 



/ This is one of the oldest names in English history and one 

of the most numerous and distinguished in American history. It 
is claimed by many reputable genealogists that the name was 
originally spelled "Louis," and was known in France as early 
as the eighth century, when that country was an integral part 
of the Roman Empire. Louis I, born 778, came to the throne 
upon the death of his father, Charlemagne, in the year 814, and 
his son, Louis, upon the dismemberment of the empire, A. D. 
817, became king of Baviiria and other German provinces. These 
facts show that the surname was well known at this early period 
of European history, and a ta later period genealogy proves that 
it became one of the most numerous and distinguished of fam« 
ily names in France and England. It is a favorite past time with 
many genealogists to attempt to prove that all of the Lewis 
name in America descended from one common stock of Hugue- 
not refugees who fled from France on the revocation of the 
"Edict of Nantes" in 1685, that three brothers fled to Eng- 
land, and that from these the American supply was furnished; 
but the records show that in many of the counties of England 
there were any number of the name to be found several centu- 
ries before this event, and, indeed, there were numbers of them 
in Virginia previous to this time. 

* There is ample proof, however, that Louis of France and 
Lewis of England are identical. It is equally true that many of 
the former name fled from France to England upon the revo- 
cation of the "Edict of Nantes." It is also well known that 
the Huguenot refugees who spelled the name "Louis" in France, 
adopted the English spelling as soon as they crossed the chan- 
nel; and as the name was known in France centuries before it 
appeared in England, it is an accepted proposition that the fam- 
ily name, regardless of its spelling, was originally French. 



It is not claimed that the Lewis families of America, or any 
one of them, are of royal descent. The fact that Charlemagne 
named his son Louis, and that several centuries afterwards 
some of the name crossed to England and called themselves Lew- 
is, does not prove that they were descended directly or collater- 
ally from Charlemagne, nor does the fact that an exuberant au- 
thor with a vivid imagination runs through twenty generations 
and about six hundred years of English history from Alfred the 
Great to Robert Reade without a single specific record refer- 
ence or historical citation, prove that the descendants of Robert 
Reade were of royal descent; but these and kindred incidents 
do show that wherever found, whether on the banks of the Tiber 
or Seine, the Thames, the Shannon or the James, they were the 
peers of royalty and tha leaders of men, and the sequel shows 
that when they were transferred to a free soil and were permit- 
ted to breathe a free atmosphere, they became the foremost 
champions of human liberty. Mr. Hayden copies from the 
pen of Mr. John Lewis of Llangollen, Spottsylvania county, 
Virginia, the early history of the Lewis family. Of the three 
brothers, heads of the respective Lewis lines in Virginia, he 
brings Zachary to Virginia as a pioneer of the family in 1692, 
and adds that his brother, from whom the nephews of Washing- 
ton descended, having favorable accounts from him, came to Vir- 
ginia also, and settled on the Rappahannock, when in fact Gen- 
eral Robert Lewis from whom Washington's nephews descended, 
came to Virginia in 1635 more than forty years before Zachary 
came, and indeed, before Zachary was born. In the attempt of 
Mr. William Terrell Lewis to account for the early history of 
the Lewis family, Mr. Lewis is more extravagant than most ge- 
nealogists. He provides us with four brothers, but disposes of 
one of them by sending him to Portugal, thus leaving three as 
founders of the Virginia family. On the ninth page of his book, 
quoting from "Washington and his Generals," by Lippincott, 
he says: "Andrew Lewis, son of a gentleman who came to Vir- 
ginia from Ireland, whither a Huguenot ancestor had fled from 



France upon the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, settled 
in Augusta county, Virginia," etc. ; when in fact General Robert 
Lewis, one of the alleged brothers of this Huguenot ancestor, 
who he says fled at the same time, was in Virainia fifty years 
prior to the event referred to. 

The name of Louis in continental Europe and Lewis in Eng- 
land is too old and too numerous to be traced to a common ori- 
gin. The name doubtless had a common origin, but it would be 
folly to undertake to tiace it. Indeed, the name Lewis is too 
numerous in America, too widely diffused and traceable to too 
many different sources to admit of the "three-brothers" theory. 

It is not kno^vn how many distinct branches of the Lewis 
family there are in America. For several centuries previous to 
the settlement of this country, the name of Lewis was as numer- 
ous by comparison in Wales as that of Smith in America to-day. 
and in every portion of the country are to be found distinct 
branches that run back to <i period so remote as to render reliable 
trace impossible. Francis Lewis, one of the signers of the Dec- 
laration of Independence, was from New York, while Ellis Lew- 
is, an eminent jurist, was of Pennsylvania. Every portion of 
New England has its representative Lewis families, all of them 
of Welsh origin, but traceable to different sources. These 
pages, however, will be confined to the Lewis families of Vir- 
ginia, which embrace five distinct branches, between whom there 
is no traceable relation. These iiranches may be considered un- 
der their respective heads, as follows; General Robert Lewis, of 
Wales, who settled in Gloucester county, Virginia, in 1635; John 
Lewis, also of Wales, who settled in Henrico county, Virginia, 
in ]660; John Lewis, also of Wales, who settled in Hanover 
county in 1675; Zachary Lewis, also of Wales, who settled in 
Middlesex county, Virginia, 1692; and John Lewis from Don- 
egal county, Ireland, who settled in Augusta county, 1732. 




General Robert Lewis, the first of the name in America 
known to history or genealogy was a native of Brecon^ Wales. 
Together with his wife^ Elizabeth^ he sailed from Gravesend, 
England, April, 1635. Lo much has been asserted and denied 
concerning this ancestor that the very mention of his name in- 
vites criticism. It may be that too much has been claimed for 
him, and that these claims have given rise to adverse criticisms. 
However this may be, w!iatever thr claims may have been that 
have aroused the swarm of critics into action, certain it is that 
they have denied every claim that has ever been made, and do not 
hesitate even to deny his existence. In the "William and Mary 
Quarterly" for January and April, 1901, it was boldly assumed 
that no such person had ever existed, and that General Robert 
Lewis was simply a "traditional myth." 

The history of General Robert Lewis, however, was not al- 
lowed to become extinct in consequence of the destruction of the 
records, but was preserved by Captain Henry Howell Lewis, 
Thomas Warring Lewis, and others with the assistance of data 
furnished by their immediate ancestors; so what we have of this 
ancestor of the Lewis family is not tradition, but a revival and 
jjerpetuation of the records. 

The controversy between Mr. Tyler, Mr. Stanard and J. 
M. McAllister upon the early history of Gen. Robert Lewis will 
be found published in full in the second volume of the "Histori- 
cal Collections of the Joseph Habersham Chapter, Daughters 
American Revolution," en file in the Carnegie Library, Atlanta, 

According to Mr. Henry Howell Lewis of Baltimore, who 
devoted years of his life to the pursuit of his family history both 
in England and in America, General Lewis, with his wife, Eliz- 
abeth, sailed from Gravesend, England, and settled in Glouces- 
ter county, Virginia. The maiden name of his wife is not known 
and his descendants have been v.nable to trace it in England. 
We refer to him in these pages as General Robert Lewis upon 
the authority of Bishop Meade and others who speak of him as 



being favorably known to English history and having held a com- 
mission in the British army, and his standing at home may be 
inferred from the fact that, according to the same authority, he 
brought with him a grant from the crown of 33,333 1-3 acres 
of land which was located in that portion of Yoik county which 
is now included in the county of Gloucester. According to Mr. 
Thomas M. Green of Danville, Kentucky, who is most eminent 
authority on all genealogical subjects, General Lewis died about 
1645, and previous to 1650 his widow married Major Longley 
or Langley. Mr. Henry Howell Lewis further states that Rob- 
ert Lewis had two sons, William Lewis, and John Lewis ; that 
William Lewis died without issue, and that John Lewis married 
Isabella Warner, and Ijuilt Warner Hall on the Severn river, 
which enters into Mob Jack bay, near the mouth of the York. 
'Their tombs are there. I have seen them. It is to be supposed 
that their father and mother lie there also, as the cemetery is large 
and has many tombs and slabs. These are facts from the tombs 
and church records. What more can we desire." 

It is evident that Mr. Lewis, in speaking of the numerous 
tombs and slabs at Warner Hall, lefers to those that have be- 
come defaced and illegible from age, and doubtless the tombs 
of Robert Lewis and his wife are among those. It is a note- 
worthy fact that he says that, "these facts are taken from the 
tombs and church records." He asserts that John Lewis, who 
married Isabella Warner, was buried at Warner Hall, that he 
saw the tomb and that he was the son of Robert Lewis, the em- 
igrant. "What more can be desired." No reputable authority 
has been known to question the authenticity of Mr. Lewis' state- 
ments. Mr. Tyler and Mr. Stanard in their controversy with Mr. 
McAllister, insisted that what Mr. Lewis said was tradition. Mr. 
Lewis, however, emphatically asserts that his statements were 
facts taken from the tombs and church record. Both high char- 
acter and the thoroughness of his research have given currency 
to any utterance that he might make on the subject. 

It is claimed that Robert Lewis was the son of Sir Edward 
Lewis of a noble line of ancestry, and Mr. Henry Howell Lewis 



is quoted as authority; but this is not considered authentic, 
though it may be true. Mr. LcAvis never at any time intimated 
to the authors that he had succeeded in establishing the English 
line of General Lewis from the records, although generally ac- 
cepted tradition goes far to establish this theory. 

In addition to the statement of Mr. Henry Howell Lewis 
in regard to the identity of John Lewis, who married Isabella 
Warner, we have the authority of Mr. Thomas M. Green of Dan- 
ville, Kentucky, who furnishes the most unquestioned record 
proof, and leaves no room to doubt that this John Lewis was the 
son of Robert the emigrant. Mr. Green cites Henning's Stat- 
utes at Large, 1769 and at other times, with reference to en- 
tailed estates. These statutes show that entailed estates in 
New Kent and Hanover counties, settled upon William Lewis 
by his father, reverted to the descendants of John Lewis who 
married Isabella Warner, William Lewis having died without 
issue. These statutes further prove that General Rob- 
ert Lewis had two sons, only one of whom left issue, William 
Lewis as is shown above having died without issue, and his es- 
tates having reverted to the descendants of his only brother; and 
John Lewis the survivor, having married Isabella Warner built 
Warner Hall. 


This member of the Lewis family was the second son of 
General Robert Lewis of Brecon, Wales, born about I6IO. He 
married Isabella Warner and built Warner Hall on the Severn 
river in Gloucester county, Virginia. Mr. William Terrell Lew- 
is, author of "Genealogies of Lewis family," gets the Warner 
Hall line very much confused. Mr. Lewis himself is a descend- 
ant of John Lewis of Hanover who came to Virginia about 1675. 
Three-fourths of his book is devoted to genealogies of this line, 
on which he is undoubted authority, but on other lines he has 
been doubtless misled by unfounded traditions. These genealo- 
gies make William Lewis the father of Charles Lewis, of the 
Byrd, who married Mary Howell, and hence the ancestor of a 
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numerous line of descendants; while Hennings s Statutes at 
Large show conclusively that William Lewis, the son of Robert 
the Welshman, died without issue. 

The John Lewis we now have under consideration was the 
sole survivor of his family, so far as we have any account. He 
married Isabella Warner, daughter of Captain Augustine War- 
ner of the British army, and sister of Speaker Augustine War- 
ner. It has been claimed by some genealogists that this John 
Lewis was born in England and that he married there, but all of 
the circumstances and data go to prove that he was born several 
years after his father came to America, and that his wife's par- 
ents were in Virginia long before he was married, and, indeed, 
before either he or his wife were born. The exact date of the 
arrival in Virginia of Captain Augustine Warner of the British 
army is not known. The first that is definitely known of him 
in the colony, is the registry of his son Augustine when he en- 
tered the "Merchant's Tailors School" in London, in which he 
stated that he was born in Virginia in 1642. The first appear- 
ance of Captain Augustine Warner on the Virginia records is 
the entry of a tract of 2,500 acres of land, in connection with 
his wife Mary, about the branches of old Cheese Cake Town, 
south side of the Piankitank river, October 26, 1652, and his 
name first appears as burgess from York in the same year. 

From the fact that Augustme Warner, Sr., and his wife, 
and Speaker Augustine Warner, were buried at Warner Hall, 
and their tombs were marked 1662, 1674, 1681, respectively, 
and that of General Robert Lewis cannot be located, it has been 
insisted by the school of chronic objectors that the Warner Hall 
property belonged to the Warner and not to the Lewis family. 
Several facts stand forth prominently, however, which preclude 
the possibility of any such contention being successfully made. 
General Robert Lewis died about 1645 while Speaker Augustine 
Warner did not die until 1681. Mr. Henry Howell Lewis tells 
us that there are numerous slabs that could not be deciphered 
on account of age and that doubtless the tomb of Robert Lewis 
was among them. He tells us further that Robert Lewis set- 
tled on the Severn and that John Lewis built Warner Hall on 



the same river. Thus we have tie location of the estate of Rob- 
ert Lewis settled, and we find that Warner Hall was built upon 
this property. The first record evidence that we have of the 
presence of Augustine Warner, Sr., in Virginia is the entry of 
the tract of land above referred to at Cheese Cake Town, south 
side of Piankitank river, October 26, 1652. Thus we have rec- 
ord evidence of the Warner homestead fifteen or twenty miles 
northwest of Warner Hall. In confirmation of this fact, the 
epitaph of Elizabeth Warner Lewis states that she was born at 
Cheese Cake, the name of the Warner homestead, November 24, 
1672. So that, taking ih for granted that Elizabeth Warner was 
born at home, there can be no question as to the homestead of 
the two families. There is nothing remarkable about the elder 
Warners being buried in the Lewis burying ground when it is 
considered that their oldest daughter had married John Lewis 
about l660. Another fact which goes to prove that this was 
not a Warner burying ground is that none of the younger War- 
ners were buried there. 

Mrs. Stubbs of New Orleans, author of "Early Settlers of 
Alabama," in an article published in the Joseph Habersham 
column of the Atlanta Constitution, June, 1902, asserted 
that the Warner Hall property was patented by the first Augus- 
tine Warner, and undertook by a series of arguments to prove her 
position. It is clear that Mrs. .Stubbs was conscientious in her 
claims, but her premises being erroneous, all that followed was 
simply a comedy of errors. She claimed that Augustine War- 
ner resided within the bounds of Abingdon Parish and that he 
gave a communion service to that church; and as Warner Hall 
was in Abingdon Parish she claimed that fact settled the lo- 
cation of his residence. Bishop Meade, however, asserts that 
Augustine Warner lived in Pettsworth's Parish and gave the 
communion service to that church, and this parish takes in the 
Cheese Cake and Piankitank territory. Mrs. Stubbs endeavors 
to reconcile the birth of Elizabeth Warner Lewis at Cheese Cake 
by saying that Speaker Augustine Warner resided for a time 
long enough for Elizabeth to be born, on lands given to Speaker 



Augustine Warner's wife by her father, George Reade, but these 
lands were not in Abingdon or Pettsworth parish, but as shown 
by Henning's Statutes, were in the Parish of Ware, and ac- 
cording to the records none of the Warners ever resided in that 


As these names become a part of the Lewis history at this 
point, they will be noticed briefly before going farther on the 
main line. Mr. Thomas M. Green says: "Among others of the 
younger sons of the English nobility who sought to improve 
their fortunes in the Colony of Virginia, was George Reade, 
whose sole importance to history consisted in the fact that he 
was one of the first ancestors of General Washington who ven- 
tured across the Atlantic, and it was from him that the first and 
greatest of Americans derived his given name." 

George Reade came to Virginia about 1637. He was sec- 
retary of the colony 1637, acting governor 1638-9, member of 
House of Burgesses from James City 1649, and for York l656, 
member of King's Council from 1657 until his death l67l. 
(Henning's Statutes at Large, Vol. I, pp. 358, 414, 421, 429, 
432, 499, 505.) He married Elizabeth, daughter of Colonel 
Nicholas Martian (pronounced Marchen) and had four sons 
and one daughter. This Nicholas Martian was evidently a 
Frenchman, as his name would indicate, and from the further 
fact that the records of North Hampton county show that he 
obtained denization papers in England before coming to Vir- 
ginia which would not have been the case if he had been an 
Englishman. He was born 1591, and came to Virginia about 
1620. He was justice of York county from 1632 to 1657, mem- 
ber of the House of Burgesses from time to time, as shown by 
Henning's Statutes, Vol. 1, pp. 129, 154, 179, 203. His will, 
dated March, 1656, and proved April 24, 1657, is on record in 
York county, and divides his estate between his three daughters, 
Elizabeth, wife of Colonel George Reade, Mary, wife of Colonel 

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Sarbrook, and Sarah, wife of Captain William Fuller, at one 
time governor of Maryland. As appears from the will of Nich- 
olas Martian, he left no son, and so far as is known the name 
has become extinct or fallen into obscurity. 

George Reade, who married Elizabeth Martian, as has 
been seen, had four sons and one daughter. His will was ad- 
mitted to probate 1671. His sons, Robert, Francis, Benjamin 
and Thomas, were the respective heads of numerous families of 
the name, and from the Reades, either directly or through the 
Warners, have descended the numerous Roots family, Thomas 
Reade Roots being a combination of names which has become 
stereotyped in many households. 

Before dismissing George Reade, it is proper that we should 
refer briefly to his English history, as he was first taken up 
after reaching Virginia. As a matter of fact, all of the names 
in which this volume will deal have European histories. They 
are strictly historic families, but they came to America to make 
history and left their past history behind them. George Reade 
is no exception to the rule, but such were his associations that 
his English history followed him. This is true of many other 

The first clue to the English history of George Reade was 
the fact, shown by several letters in the first volume of the Eng- 
lish Calendar of Colonial Papers, that he had a brother, Robert 
Reade, who was private secretary to Sir Francis Winderbank, 
secretary of state during the reign of Charles I, from which it 
was ascertained that George Reade was a descendant of the 
Reades of Faccombe, in the county of South Hampton. 

Andrew Reade of Faccombe, was born about 1550. His 
will was dated October 16, 1619, with a codicil dated November 
15, 1621, and was proven October 24, 1623. He married Miss 
Cook, of New Kent, and had five sons and four daugh- 
ters, Henry, Robert, George, John and Andrew, being the sons. 
The eldest son married Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Winde- 
bank, and died April 4, 1647. The second son, Robert, who 
lived at Linkenholdt, married three times. His third wife was 



Mildred, daughter of Sir Thomas Windebank, of Haines' Hill, 
Parish of Hurst, Berkshire, who was clerk of the signet of 
Elizabeth and James. It does not appear whether or not the 
wives of Henry and Robert were sisters, or whether there were 
two Thomas Windebanks, contemporaneous with each other, 
but it is certain that Robert's wife was a sister of Sir Thomas 

Robert Reade and Mildred Windebank had five sons, An- 
drew, William, Thomas, Robert (who was secretary to his uncle. 
Sir Francis Windebank), and George, the subject of this 
sketch, who came to Virginia in 1637. George Reade is men- 
tioned several times in volume I, Calendar Colonial State Pa- 
pers. He was a friend and adherent of Governor Harvey and 
Secretary Kemp, and during their absence in England was sec- 
retary and acting governor of the colony at different times. 

Augustine Warner, Sr., is referred to in the "William and 
Mary Quarterly" as "Colonel," and by Mr. Green and others 
as "Captain" Augustine Warner. It is more than probable that 
he was a captain in the British army and colonel in the Colonial 
service. The Quarterly says that he came to Virginia as early 
as 1628, but I find no record of his presence there previous to 
1642, and none between that time and 1652. 

Augustine Warner, Sr., and his wife, Mary, had only three 
children so far as is known, though Mrs. Stubbs tells us of a 
fourth, a daughter who married Major Cant. I have found no 
record or even reference to this marriage from any other source. 
Augustine Warner, Jr., who married Mildred Reade, Isabella, 
who married the first John Lewis, and Sarah, who married 
Lawrence Townley and was the ancestress of General Robert E. 
Lee, are all for whom the records vouch. Mr. Green says : "It 
was the fashion as well as the necessity with the wealthier 
Virginians to send their oldest sons to England to be educated, 
and thither went the younger Augustine Warner, who in l657 
was entered on the books of the Merchants Tailors School in 
London as Augustine, eldest son of Augustine Warner, gentle- 
man, born in Virginia, October 20, 1642. MatTiculating at 



Cambridge and returning to Virginia, he was elected to the 
House of Burgesses from Gloucester as early as 1666, whence 
he passed to the Royal Council, under Sir William Berkley. 
In 1676 he was speaker of the Burgess of the Assembly which 
succeeded the one which had been in existence since 1666, and 
which Berkley dissolved in consequence of Bacon's rebellion. It 
was at the Bar of the Assembly of Burgess, presided over by 
this Augustine Warner, that Bacon knelt and sued for pardon. 

Speaker Augustine Warner married ISIildred, only daughter 
of George Reade and his wife, Elizabeth Martian. Mr. Green 
says: "They left sons who handed do^vn the name, but we have 
no' weU-authenticated history of any of the name, or their lines 
of descent." It may be said that so far as the records show, 
all of Speaker Augustine Warner's sons died without issue. 
Speaker Warner had three daughters, Mildred, Elizabeth and 
Mary who married, respectively, Lawrence Washington, John 
Lewis, and John Smith of Purton, Gloucester county. It was 
necessary to designate who John Smith was, otherwise, it would 
never have been known who ^lary Warner married. 

Nothing further is known of the history of the first John 
Lewis than has already been given, except that he was the sole 
heir of Robert and the founder of that line of the Lewis fam- 
ily in America. Councilor John Lewis, who married his first 
cousin Elizabeth Warner, was his only child so far as is known. 

Thus we have brought the two lines of descent from Gen- 
eral Robert Lewis of Wales on the one side, and from Nicholas 
Martian and George Reade, through Augustine Warner, on 
the other, and find the union consummated in the marriage of 
Councilor John Lewis to Elizabeth Warner. 


3 Councilor John Lewis was the grandson of General 
Robert Lewis the Welshman, born in 1669, and died 1725. He 
married his first cousin, EHzabeth Warner, granddaughter of 
George Reade and great-granddaughter of Nicholas Martian. 
On the tombstone of Elizabeth Warner Lewis it is stated that 
she was the loving mother of fourteen children. It is not known 



how many of these reached maturity or left issue. We have only 
the history of three sons, John Lewis, born 1692, Charles Lewis, 
born 1696, and Robert Lewis, born 1704. The names of five 
daughters have been preserved through the records of Abingdon 
Parish, and Henning's Statutes, but there is no data in regard 
to any of them except Isabella who married Dr. Thomas Clay- 
ton July 14, 1720. They had one child, Juliana. 


4 Robert Lewis, the youngest son of John Lewis and Eliz- 
abeth Warner, taken up at this time for the sake of convenience, 
was born 1704, at Warner Hall, the old ancestral home in Glou- 
cester county, Virginia. He married Jane Meriwether, daugh- 
ter of Nicholas Meriwether and Elizabeth Crawford, 1725. 

For three successive generations and for nearly one hun- 
dred years, the Lewis family have in every essential sense of 
the term been among the "Lords of Gloucester." Unbroken 
tradition, supported by the highest standard of record proof, 
goes to sustain this assertion. The founder of the family hav- 
ing brought with him a grant from the Crown to immense 
tracts of land, and having been possessed of large estates be- 
fore leaving Wales, had no difficulty in establishing in his new 
home the foundation of an immense fortune, baronial indeed 
in its extent and value. Up to the time when the fourth gener- 
ation found it expedient, like bees from an over-crowded hive, 
to withdraw from Gloucester, Warner Hall had been to the 
Levrises and Warners what Windsor Castle had been to British 
royalty. It must not be inferred, however, that this was the 
breaking up of the Lewis family. It was the opposite. Warner 
Hall stood and a John Lewis still continued to occupy it; and it 
was as much as ever the scene of gaiety and of hospitality, 
while the Lewises, Warners and Washingtons continued to meet 
there and hold high carnival. But the family had grown too 
large and their operations too extensive to be confined within 
the limits of a single coimty, and so we find them establishing 
themselves in other localities and laying the foundations of 



other estates. 

One of Mr. Jefferson's biographers says that his father, Peter 
Jefferson, was one of the earliest settlers of Albemarle county, 
being the third or fourth to settle in Shadwell district; but 
Bishop Meade, in his "Old Churches and Families," finds Peter 
Jefferson's name on the vestry book of St. James Northam 
Parish, Goochland county, in 1744, while he finds the name of 
Robert Lewis on the vestry book of Fredericksville Parish, Al- 
bemarle county, in 1742. So that there can be no doubt but 
that Robert Lewis was one of the pioneers of Albemarle. What 
the earlier members of this family had been to Gloucester, 
Robert Lewis was to Albemarle, and as an evidence of his es- 
tates it may be mentioned that in his will he devises to his chil- 
dren 21,660 acres of land. He married a second time, in his 
old age, the widow of his old friend, Thomas Meriwether, 
whose maiden name was Elizabeth Thornton. He died 1765. 

To Robert Lewis and Jane Meriwether were born eleven 
children all of whom lived to be grown and married. Their 
names are as follows: 

5 ^John Lewis, born about 1726, married Catherine Fauntleroy. 

5 ^Nicholas Lewis, born 1728, married Mary, daughter of Dr. 
Thomas Walker and Mildred Thornton, of Castle Hill, Al- 
bemarle county, Virginia. She was born July 24, 1742. 

5 ^Charles Lewis, born 1730, married his cousin Mary, daugh- 
ter of Charles Lewis of Buck Eye land and his wife Mary 

5 ^William Lewis, born about 1735; married his cousin Lucy, 
daughter of Thomas Meriwether and Elizabeth Thornton. 

5 ^Robert Lewis, born about 1738; married his cousin Frances, 
daughter of Charles Lewis of the Byrd. 

5 ^Jane married first Thomas Meriwether, second John Lewis 
of the Byrd. 

5 ''^Ann married John Lewis, "the honest lawyer," son of Zach- 
ary Lewis, of Spottsylvania county, Virginia. 



5 ^Mildred married Major John Lewis of Goochland, son of 
Joseph Lewis, and great-grandson of John Lewis of 

5 ^Sarah married Dr. Waller Lewis of Spottsylvania, son of 
Zachary and Mary Waller. 

5 i^Elizabeth married Rev. Robert Barrett of Richmond, Vir- 

5 ^^Mary married first Samuel Cobbs of Louisa, and second 
Waddy Thomson. 


5 John Lewis, oldest son of Robert Lewis of Belvoir, and 
Jane Meriwether, born about 1726; married Catherine Fauntle- 
roy, daughter of Col. Wm. Fauntleroy of Richmond, Virginia. 
His last appearance on the records of Albemarle was as executor 
of his father's will, 1766, and the execution of a deed, with his 
wife Catherine, a few years afterwards, when he is described 
as "John Lewis of Halifax," after which other genealogists 
seem to have lost sight of him. The best evidence, however, 
locates him on Dan river about five miles east of Danville, in 
Halifax county, Virginia. It has been only by the most per- 
sistent search and constant perseverance that any of his de- 
scendants have been located and identified. Four children, two 
sons and two daughters, have however been successfully located: 
John, Francis, Apphia and Sallie. 

6 John Lewis, oldest son of John Lewis and Catherine 
Fauntleroy, born August 31, 1753; married Elizabeth Kennon, 
daughter of Wm. Kennon and Elizabeth Lewis and granddaugh- 
ter of Charles Lewis of "The Byrd," born November 13, 1754. 
They were married February 8, 1776. Issue as follows: 

7 ^John Lewis, oldest son of John Lewis and Elizabeth Kennon, 
born December 28, 1776. 

7 ^Wm. Lewis, born December 7, 1778. 

7 ^Elizabeth Lewis, born December 28, 1780, married a man 
named Sturgis and died at birth of first child. This child 
was named Elizabeth Sturgis and married Richard Hines. 

7 ^Augustine Lewis, born November 3, 1784. 



^Jane Lewis, daughter of John Lewis and Elizabeth Kennon, 

born October, 1786, married Capt. Wm. Kennon, her first 

cousin, and had issue: 

8 ^Woodson Kennon married Hester Witherspoon, of Green 
county, Alabaraa. 

8 2 Mary Kennon married Wm. Jones of Alabama. 

8 ^Apphia Kennon married Martin Lea. 
^Catherine Lewis married Majoi Wm. Dowsing and left issue: 

8 ^Elizabeth Dowsing married a Simms. 

8 ^William Dowsing. 

8 ^ James Dowsing married a Lonby. 

8 ^Mary Dowsing married Chives of Mississippi. 

8 ^Martha married Hamton of Mississippi. 

8 ^Caroline married Dr. Alexander. 

8 ''^Fielding Dowsing and several others. Names unknown. 
'^Fielding Lewis, son of John Lewis and Elizabeth Kennon, 

born July 3, 1788, died September 15, 1875; married Eliz- 
abeth A. Berryman, February 2, 1827, and had issue as 

follows : 

8 ^Americus Washington Lewis, son of Fielding Lewis and 
Elizabeth Berryman, bcrn November 2, 1827. 

8 2 John Fielding Lewis, born January 10, 1831. 

8 ^Thomas Jefferson Lewis, born November 12, 1833. 

8 ^Catherine Lewis, born May 22, 1838. 

8 ^Mary Jane Lewis, born May 15, 1842. 
® Charles Lewis, son of John Lewis and Elizabeth Kennon, 

born April 24, 1790. 

8 ^Catherine Lewis, born January 20, 1792, died young. 
^Ulysses Lewis, son of John Lewis and Elizabeth Kennon, 

born February 7, 1799j, married in 1824 Miss Ambercomby. 

Ulysses Lewis was first mayor of Columbus, Georgia, and 

afterwards judge of the county court of Russell county, 

Alabama. He left issue: 

8 ^John A. Lewis, born 1825, married Miss Spivy. 

8 ^Thomas J. Lewis, born March, 1827, married Miss Eil- 
and; was killed at Frederickburg, December 12, 1862. 


8 ^Elizabeth Lewis, born 1829, married Judge Porter In- 
8 ^Claudia A. Lewis, born 1831, married Benjamin R. 
Palmer. They removed to Texas where they both 
8 ^Sarah E. Lewis, born 1833; married Lyman P. Cowdry. 
8 ^Martha J. Lewis died in infancy. 
8 'Martha G. Lewis, born 1837; married Dr. James 

8 ®Jane H. Lewis, born 1840; married first Lyman P. 
Cowdry, husband of her deceased sister Sarah, and 
married second Lafayette Murdock. 
8 ^Joseph H. Lewis, bom December 3, 1847; married Miss 

Decker of Alabama. 
8 i^Ulysses Lewis, Jr., son of Ulysses Lewis and Miss 
Ambercromby, born February 27, 1845; married Miss Frances 
Stewart, daughter of John D. Stewart of Columbus, Georgia. 
Mr. Lewis is a lawyer who, for legal ability, ranks with the first 
members of the profession. He is not startling or sensational, 
nor is he versed in the tricks and short cuts of the "Shyster," 
but his ability is recognized by all who know him, and his in- 
tegrity is unquestioned. Were it not for the fear of shocking 
the nerves of the public, we would class him with John Lewis 
of Spottsylvania, of a past generation, and say that he was 
entitled to the appellation of "the honest lawyer." 

Following are the names of the children of Ulysses Lewis 
and Miss Stewart: 
9 ^Eugene. 
9 2 John. 

9 ^Emma, died in infancy. 
9 "* Elizabeth. 
9 5 Thomas. 
9 ^ Frank. 
9 '^Cephalic. 
9 ^Henry. 
9 ^Joseph. 



Miss Elizabeth Lewis, oldest daughter of Mr. Ulysses 
Lewis, is deeply pious, as is also her father, and strongly imbued 
with the missionary spirit. She is now at Nyack, New York, 
training for the work, 

7 ^^Fauntleroy Lewis, youngest son of John Lewis and 
Elizabeth Kennon, born February 7, 1796; married Miss Lucy 
Garland and had issue as follows: 

8 ^Edward Garland Lewis; married first Elizabeth Brown, and 

second Laura Bynum. 
8 ^Eliza Lewis, married Phillip Bathea. 
8 ^Margaret Lewis (twin) ; married Youngblood. 
8 ^Lucy Lewis (twin) ; married Newton Carr. 
8 ^Fannie Lewis; married first Thomas Richmond, second 

Fayette Grooms. 
8 ^Fauntleroy Lewis; married Martha Renfroe. 
8 ''^Celestine Lewis married James Oliver; both died; no issue. 

8 ^Mildred Lewis married Everett Arnold. 

8 Edward Garland Lewis and Elizabeth Brown had two 
children : 

9 ^William Lewis. 
9 ^John Lewis. 

And by Laura Bynum he had four daughters: 

9 '"'Jane Lewis. 
9 ^Kittie Lewis. 
9 ^Eva Lewis. 
9 ^Agnes Lewis. 

8 Eliza Lewis and Phillip Bathea had six children: 

9 ^Mary Bathea married Dan Green. 
9 ^Anne Bathea married Dolly Deveraux. 
9 ^Elizabeth Bathea married Joseph Bowyer. 
9 ^Kittie Bathea married Silas Shell. 
9 ^Axeie Bathea married Wm. Renfroe. 
9 ^Linden Bathea married Fannie Beavens. 



9 Mary Bathea and Dan Green have four sons: 

10 1 Phillip Green. 
10 ^Samuel Green 
10 ^Charles Green. 
10 ^Daniel Green. 

8 Margaret Lewis (daughter of Fauntleroy Lewis and Lucy 
Garland) and her husband George Youngblood had two chil- 

9 ^ James Youngblood. 
9 -Julia Youngblood. 

8 Fannie Lewis, daughter of Fauntleroy Lewis and Lucy 
Garland; married first Thomas Richmond and second Fayette 

9 By first marriage one son, Thomas Richmond. 

9 By second marriage two sons, John Grooms, Robert Grooms. 

8 Fauntleroy Lewis, Jr., son of Fauntleroy Lewis and 
Lucy Garland; married Martha Renfroe and had issue: 

9 Eliza Lewis married William Rateree and has son and daugh- 
9 Bettie Lewis married John Hodo and had three children: 

10 Walter, Robert and Albert Hodo. 

9 James Youngblood, son of Margaret Lewis and Geo. 
Youngblood and grandson of Fauntleroy Lewis and Lucy Gar- 
land; married Mary Brookins and has a family of eight or nine 

Julia Youngblood married Wm. Arnold and has three chil- 

8 Mildred Lewis, daughter of Fauntleroy Lewis and Lucy 
Garland; married Everett Arnold, had one daughter, Virginia 



8 Lucy Lewis, daughter of Fauntleroy Lewis and Lucy 
Garland, and twin sister of Margaret who married Youngblood; 
married Newton Carr. They had one child, Sarah Elizabeth. 

9 Sarah Elizabeth Carr married William Renfroe; issue, two 
children : 

10 ^Carlton Eugene Renfroe. 
10 ^James Renfroe. 

7 ^^ Elizabeth Lewis, youngest daughter of John Lewis and 
Elizabeth Kennon, born about 1800, and so named because of 
the early death of her oldest sister Elizabeth; married about 
1818, in Milledgeville, Georgia, Colonel Wm. Stone, of Savan- 
nah, Georgia, They had one daughter: 

8 Mary Stone married James Sorley, a banker of Galveston. 
They had one son: 

9 James Stone Sorley, captain in United States Army, 

stationed in the Philippines. 

6 Sallie Lewis, daughter of John Lewis and Catherine 
Fauntleroy, born May 29, 1761; married August 10, 1780, 
Phillip Taylor, born March 25, 1759, son of Phillip and Mary 
(Anderson) Taylor of Chatham county. North Carolina. 
Issue : 

7 ^Iphegenia Taylor, born August 21, 1781. 

7 2Apphia Taylor, born March 10, 1783. 

7 3 Phillip Taylor born October 7, 1784. 

7 ^John Taylor, born October 7, 1786. 

7 ^ Polly Walker Taylor, born April 10, 1788, married Charles 
Judson Williams, son of John and Philadelphia Williams, 
son of John A. Williams of Asheville, North Carolina. 

7 6 James Taylor, born July 30, 1791. Infant son died 1793. 

6 Francis Lewis, son of John Lewis of Belvoir and his 
wife Catherine Fauntleroy, born about 1755 married and left 
sons and daughters, indeed, a long line of descendants. Francis 
Lewis settled in Georgia, and many of his descendants removed 



to Alabama, one of whom, Dixon H. Lewis was in the United 
States Senate from that State, his history belongs to the country, 
and would require more space than a work of this character would 
admit. He was a man of ability, rare personality, and striking 
figure, he bordered very nearly upon the domain of giants, his 
weight approximate 500 pounds, and as the stage coach was, at 
that time, the only public means of travel, he always paid double 

7 ^lary Lewis, daughter of Francis Lewis, and grand- 
daughter of John Lewis and Catherine Fauntleroy, married a 
gentleman by the name of Glenn and left issue: 

9 Mary Glenn, granddaughter of Mary Lewis Glenn 
and great-granddaughter of Francis Lewis, great-great- 
granddaughter of John Lewis and Catherine Fauntleroy, married 
Judge Brickel, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama, 
one of the most distinguished Jurists of his day, whose opinions 
are accepted as authority throughout the United States. 

6 Apphia Fauntleroy Lewis daughter of John Lewis and 
Catherine Fauntleroy, married David Allen and had issue. 

7 Mary Meriwether Allen married John Ross, issue three, 
girls: Sarah, Lizzie, and Kate, who married respectively, Ross, 
Turpin and Patton. 

8 Sarah Allen Ross married Thomas B. Doe and had issue. 
Six girls one boy. 

9 Sallie Allen Doe, second daughter of Sallie Allen Ross 
and Thomas B. Doe, married Joseph L. Lyack and had issue, 3 
girls and one boy; Mayme Doe Lyack, Sallie A. Lyack, Sue 
Lyach, Thomas Doe Lyack, the last three unmarried. 

10 Mayme Doe Lyack married Thomas G. Moore and has 
issue: Adalaide Moore, Mary Weeks Moore, Sarah Moore, born 
respectively, 1897, 1898, 1900. 

9 Mary Virginia Doe third daughter of Thomas B. Doe 
and Sarah Allen, and great-great-granddaughter of John Lewis 
and Catherine Fauntleroy, married John Thomas Keene and 
had issue: Sallie Ross Keene, Nannie F. Keene, W. Witcher 
Keene, the two last unmarried. 



10 Sallie Ross Keene married George A. Watson, and had 
issue: John Thomas Watson, Ross Watson, Sallie R. Watson, 
aged respectively 12, 18, 22. 

9 Mattie Weeks Doe, daughter of Thomas B. Doc and 
Sarah Allen Ross, and great-great-granddaughter of John Lewis 
and Catherine Fauntleroy, married Samuel M. Embry and had 
issue: Sallie Doe Embry, and Mary Allen Embry, both unmar- 
ried at last accounts. 

9 Kate Patton Doe, fourth daughter of Thomas B. Doe 
and Sarah Allen Ross married Samuel R. Street, Newbern, North 
Carolina, issue two boys, living: Samuel Street aged 20, and 
Thomas Doe Street, aged 13. 

9 Sue Rickie Doe, fifth daughter of Thomas B. Doe and 
Sarah Allen Ross, married John R. Hutchings and had issue, as 
follows: Lucy Allen Hutchings, and Sue Hutchings, unmarried. 

9 Thomas B. Doe, Jr., only son of Thomas B. Doe and 
Sarah Allen Ross, married Dora Williamson; issue, 3 boys and 
3 girls: Thomas B., Jennie Dora, Weldon, Willie, Sarah. 

8 Catherine Apphia Ross, or Kate, as used elsewhere, mar- 
ried William S. Patton; issue, 4 boys. John R. Patton married 
Hellen Flournoy; issue one son. 

10 William F. Patton, unmarried. 

9 William F. Patton, second son of W. S. Patton and 
Catherine Ross, married Sallie Fuller; issue two boys: Fearn 
Patton and Albert Patton, both unmarried. 

9 James Dodridge Patton, third son of W. S. Patton and 
Catherine Ross, married Nannie Leary; issue, 1 boy and 1 girl. 
Nannie Leary Patton, James D. Patton, both unmarried. 

9 Julian Allen Patton, fourth son of W. S. Patton and 
Catherine Ross, married Hennie C. Crew. Issue three children: 
Henry C, Patton, Kate Patton, Blanch Patton, all unmarried. 

8 Elizabeth Ross, daughter of Mary Meriwether Allen and 
John Ross and granddaughter of Apphia Lewis, married 
John Turpin. Issue, Willie Turpin, 4 years old. 

7 Lewis Buckner Allen, son of Apphia Fauntleroy Lewis 
and David Allen and grandson of John Lewis and Catherine 

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Fauntleroy, married Mary Catherine Jones ; issue, Elizabeth 
Crawley Allen; three sons and three daughters. 

8 Elizabeth Crawley Allen married Clinton Heeley; issue, 
Mary Cornelia Heeley and 4 sons. 

9 Mary Cornelia Heeley married John Murray Hood; is- 
sue, Mary Chalmers Hood and 7 sons and one other daughter. 


Second son of Robert of Belvoir, although a man of about 
45 years of age at the time the Revolution broke out, was 
nevertheless in the full vigor of life. Mr. Jefferson, in his notes 
on "Virginia," vol. VIII, p. 481, says of Nicholas Lewis: "He 
commanded a regiment of militia in a successful expedition of 
1776, against the Cherokee Indians, who, seduced by the agents 
of the British Government to take up the hatchet against us, had 
committed great havoc on our southern frontier, by murdering 
and scalping helpless women and children according to their 
cruel and cowardly principles of warfare. The chastisement 
they then received closed the history of their war, prepared them 
for receiving the elements of civilization, which, zealously incul- 
cated by the present Government of the United States, have ren- 
dered them an industrious peaceable and happy people. This 
member of the Lewis family, v/hose bravery was so usefully prov- 
ed on this occasion, was endeared to all who knew him, by his 
inflexible probity, courteous disposition, benevolent heart and en- 
gaging modesty of manner. He was the umpire of all the pri- 
vate differences of his county, selected always by both parties. 
He was also the guardian of Meriwether Lewis." 

The foregoing by Mr, Jefferson, is only a side reference, so 
to speak, in his biographical notice of Meriwether Lewis. The 
Revolutionary services of Nicholas Lewis would be suffi- 
cient in itself to fill a volume. He married Mary, daughter of Dr. 
Thomas Walker and Mildred Thornton of Castle Hill, Albemarle 
county, Virginia. She was born July 24, 1742, and had nine 
children. Following are some of the marriages of these children : 



Nicholas Meriwether married Mildred Hornsby; Thomas Walker 
married Betsy Meriwether; Jane married Mr. Dickerson; Mil- 
dred married David Wood; Mary married Isaac Miller; Eliza- 
beth married William Meriwether of Clover Field; Peggy mar- 
ried Charles S. Thomas. The descendants of these names have 
scattered to different parts of the country, many of whom no 
doubt having lost all trace of their ancestry. It is to be hoped 
that interest may be aroused and the attention of the younger 
generations bearing these names may be called to the subject. 

Following is the issue more in detail: 

6 ^Thomas Walker Lewis, son of Nicholas Lewis 
and Mary Walker, born 1763, died June 1807; married 1788, 
Elizabeth Meriwether. 

6 2 Nicholas Meriwether Lewis second son of Nicholas 
Lewis and Mary Walker; born August 18, 1767; Died Sep- 
tember 22, 1818, married his cousin Mildred Hornsby, daughter 
of Joseph Hornsby of Williamsburg, Virginia, and his wife ]Mil- 
dred Walker. They emigrated to Kentucky, near Louisville. 

6 ^Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of Nicholas Lewis and Mary 
Walker, born 1769^ married February 28, 1788, William Doug- 
las, or William Meriwether. 

6 ^Margaret Lewis, daughter of Nicholas Lewis and Mary 
Walker, born 1785, married Charles Lewis Thomas. 

6 ^Mary Lewis, daughter of Nicholas Lewis and Mary 
Walker; married Isaac Miller of Kentucky. 

6 Nicholas Meriwether Lewis, son of Nicholas Lewis and 
Mary Walker; married Mildred Hornsby and had issue as fol- 

7 ^Joseph Lewis died young. 

7 ^Annah Hornsby Lewis, married Hancock Taylor, son of Col. 
Richard Taylor, brother of Zachary Taylor, President of the 
United States. They resided on a handsome estate five miles 
from Louisville, named Springfield. They had issue as fol- 
lows. There were ten children, but only two living: 
8 ^Robert Hornsby Taylor, now of Florida. 



8 ^Mary Louise Taylor, born May 20, 1824; married Ar- 
chibald McGill Robinson of Louisville, Ky., bom in 
Winchester, August 23, 1821; he is a great-grandson 
of Alexander Robinson who settled in Baltimore, Mary- 
land, about 1780. 

8 Mary Louise Taylor and her husband, Archibald Mc- 
Gill Robinson, had issue as follows: 

9 ^Richard Goldsborough Robinson married Laura Picket 

9 ^Le-svis Magill Robinson, 

9 ^John Hancock Robinson married Frances L. Scruggs. 

9 ^Annah Walker Robinson married October 5, 1870, James 
Henry Watson of Mississippi. She is now a resident of 
Memphis, Tennessee. Author of "A Royal Lineage" etc. 

9 ^Elizabeth Lee Robinson. 

9 ^Robert Tyler Robinson. 

9 "William Bryce Robinson married Elizabeth Boyd Rainy. 

9 ^Arthur Edwards Robinson. 

9 ^Zachary Taylor Robinson married Susan Luckett. 

9 ^^Alexander Meade Robinson, married Lillian Hammond. 

9 ^^ Henry Wood Robinson. 

The children of Mrs. Annah Robinson Watson, Author of 
a "Royal Lineage," and other genealogical works which have at- 
tracted wide attention are: 

10 1 Archibald R. Watson. 
10 2 James Henry Watson. 

10 ^Katherine Davis Watson. 

10 ^Elizabeth Lee Watson. 

James Henry Watson, son of Mrs. Annah Robinson as above 
married June 12, 1900, Miss Katherine Julia Black. 

6 Thomas Walker Lewis, son of Nicholas Lewis and Mary 
Walker; married Elizabeth Meriwether and had issue: 

7 ^Jane Warner Lewis, married Walker Meriwether. 



7 ^Margaret Douglas Lewis, married James Clark. 

Jane Warner Lewis and Walker G. Meriwether had: 

8 ^Alice B. Meriwether married Henry V. P. Block of Pike 

county, Mo, 

Alice V. Meriwether and Henry V. P. Block are said 
to have ten children, but I have the names of only eight, as fol- 

9 1 George M. Block, a lawyer of St. Louis, Mo., married Hellen 

L. Sylvester, 
9 ^Robert C. Block, married Annie Scott. 
9 sjjarry L. Block, married Nannie B. Livermore. 
9 ^Sarah C. Block, unmarried. 
9 ^Mary M, Block, unmarried. 
9 ^Helen L. Block, unmarried. 
9 "^ Alice V. Block, married Fred A. Hamilton, 

9 ^Walker M. Block, married Annie Lynott. 

George M. Block and Hellen Sylvester had: 

10 1 Hellen S, Block. 

Harry L. Block and Nannie Livermore have 2 children: 
^Mary B. Block. 
2Ann M. Block. 

Alice V. Block and Fred Hamilton have a daughter: 
^ Alice B. Hamilton. 

Walker M. Block and Annie Lynott have a son: 
1 Henry V. P. Block, 

7 Margaret Douglas Lewis, daughter of Thomas Walker 
Lewis and Elizabeth Meriwether, granddaughter of Nicholas 
Lewis, and great-granddaughter of Robert Lewis of Bel- 
voir married James Clark and had issue: 
^ Ellen Judith Clark, married Andrew Cochrane. 

Andrew Cochrane and Ellen Judith Clark had: Margaret 
Douglas Cochrane, married Frank E, Block. 

Frank E. Block and Margaret Douglas Cochrane had: 



^Francis Cochrane Block, married Elizabeth Ormo. 

^EUen Douglas Block, married Augustus Hugh Bancker. 

^Edward Bates Block, M. D. 

^Lucretia Parker Block. 

^Isabel Margaret Block, married Brooks Sanderson Morgan. 

^Hamilton Block. 

Francis Cochrane Block and Elizabeth Ormo had: 

^Margaret Douglas Block. 

iSIiss Ormo is a daughter of Dr. Frank Ormo of Atlanta. 
They trace their lineage back to Somerled, Wayne, Arguyle and 
first Lord of the Isles. They were also maternally descended 
from a sister of "The Bruce," who married a Highland Chief of 
the "Clan McAllister." 

Isabel Margaret Block married Brooks Sanderson Morgan 
as seen above and had one daughter: 

^ Margaret Douglas Morgan. 

Mr. Frank E. Block is from St. Louis, Missouri, having com" 
menced business in Atlanta more than 30 years ago. He has been 
universally successful, and to day he does a manfacturing bus- 
iness second to none in the South. He belongs to what we are 
fond of calling "The Old School." 


This member of the Lewis family, the third son of Robert 
of Belvoir, was also an active participant in the American Revo- 
lution, having taken a leading part in the events which led up to 
it. Mr. Jefferson in his "Notes on Virginia," vol. VII, p. 481 
says of him; "He was one of the earlier patriots who stepped 
forward at the commencement of the Revolution, and commanded 
one of the regiments first raised in Virginia, and placed on con- 
tinental establishment. Happily situated at home with a wife 
and young family, and a fortune placing him at ease, he left all 
to aid in the liberation of his country from foreign usurpation, 
then first unmasking their ultimate end and aim. His good sense, 
bravery, integritv, enterprise and remarkable bodily prowess 



marked him an officer of great promise, but he unfortunately died 
early in the Revolution." As remarked in regard to Colonel Nich" 
olas Lewis, the foregoing are only side notes of Mr. Jefferson. 
The military record of Charles Lewis would be too extensive for 
the scope of this work. He married his cousin, Mary, daughter of 
Charles Lewis, of Buckeyeland, and his wife Mary Randolph. 
His will probated May, 1777, is on record in the Clerk's office of 
Albemarle county, Virginia, and is as follows: 

"I, Charles Lewis of the county of Albemarle and Parish 
of St. Ann do constitute this my last will and testament in man- 
ner and form following, viz.: 

"1. It is my will and desire that all my just debts be paid, 
and to enable my executors the better to do so, it is my will and 
desire that they should sell all my land on Ivy Creek. 

"2. I lend my beloved wife, Mary Lewis, during her natu- 
ral life, five hundred acres of land, including the houses and 
plantation, also, the fourth part of my negroes, and all my house- 
hold furniture, and the fourth part of all my stock of all kinds. 

"3. I give and bequeath the residue of my negroes and 
other personal estate, to be equally divided among my children, 
to them and their heirs forever, and in the case of the death of 
either of my children, their part of the estate to be equally di- 
vided among the survivors. 

"4. I give and bequeath to my sons Howell, and Charles 
Warner and their heirs forever, my tract of land in the North 
Garden, to be equally divided between them in quantity and 

"5. I do hereby appoint, my beloved wife, Mary Lewis, ex- 
ecutrix. Colonel Charles Lewis of Buckeyeland, Charles L. Lew- 
is, Bennett Henderson, Charles Hudson and my brother, Nich- 
olas Lewis, executors of this my last will and testament. 

"Given imder my hand and seal, this eleventh day of June, 

"Charles Lewis, Seal. 

"Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of John Thomas, 
Bennett Henderson, Charles L. Lewis. 



"Codicil providing for xinborn child added September 7, 

"Admitted to record at a court held for Albemarle, May, 

"John Nicholas, Clk." 

From the foregoing will it will be seen that Charles Lewis 
died previous to May, 1777, less than a year after the breaking 
out of the American Revolution. It will also be seen that he 
had only two sons, Howell and Charles Warner. It may be that 
he had daughters but if so they were included in the term "all 
my children." 

We have no authentic account of his descendants further 
than this as seen by the foregoing will, only two names are men- 
tioned, Howell and Charles Warner. 

Having obtained the lineage of one of the descendants of 
Howell Lewis, son of Col. Charles Lewis, too late to give a more 
extended account, we will give what we have that others may add 
more. We are indebted to Mrs. Julia Lewis Shay, wife of A. 
K. Shay of Seattle, Washington, for this line. She says: "My 
great-grandfather was Col. Charles Lewis, son of Col. Robert 
Lewis and Jane Meriwether of Albemarle county, Virginia, My 
grandfather was Howell Lewis who married Mary Carr. My 
father was James Howell Lewis who married Sarah Ann Stan- 
ford and were the parents of twelve children; six sons and six 
daughters. Chie daughter died infant Mrs. Julia Lewis Shay was 
one of these daughters and she has seven sons and one daugh- 
ter. One son is married and has two children a son and daugh- 
ter. Her daughter is married and has a little girl three months 
old. Mrs. Shay is a D. A. R., member of the Lady Sterling 
Chapter of Seattle, Washington." 


5 William Lewis was the fourth son of Robert Lewis of 
Bel voir, and was also an oflBcer in the Revolutionary army, and 



bore a conspicuous part in that struggle. He married Lucy Mer- 
iwether, sixth daughter of Thomas INIeriwether and Elizabeth 
Thornton, and made his home at Locust Hill, seven miles west of 
Charlottesville. Locust Hill was a part of the vast estate owned 
by his father, on Ivy Creek, and was bequeathed to him, as will 
be seen by reference to his father's will. It is a noteworthy fact 
that, notwithstanding the vast increase in the value of lands and 
the radical changes in the methods of life, this property has 
never passed out of the hands of the family. Governor Gilmer in 
referring to this branch of the Meriwether family, says of the 
gentlemen: "Mr. Anderson who married the daughter of Colonel 
William Lewis was remarkable for nothing specially except the 
faculty for squandering his wife's estate," but it must be remem- 
bered that Governor Gilmer was not only a paralytic, but also a 
dispeptic and a misanthrope. About half a mile from Ivy Sta- 
tion on the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad is the residence of Mr. 
C. Harper Anderson, great-grandson of Captain William Lewis, 
and on its walls hangs the oil painting of his great-grandmother, 
Lucy Meriwether Lewis, known to her descendants, as "Aunt 
Marks." That part of the land belonging to the estate upon which 
the former home of William Lewis stood, has passed into other 
hands, but Mr. Anderson still owns several hundred acres of this 
historic patrimony, and a new residence stands not far distant 
from Locust Hill. 

William Lewis and Lucy Meriwether had only three children, 
two sons and one daughter; Meriwether, Reuben and Jane. Mer- 
iwether never married. Reuben married his cousin, Mildred Dab- 
ney, daughter of Samuel Dabney, and "pretty Jane" Meriwether. 
They left no children. Jane Lewis married Edmond Anderson, 
also a first cousin. Mr. Harper Anderson, mentioned above is a 
descendant of this marriage, and notwithstanding the caustic re- 
marks of Governor Gilmer in regard to Edmond Anderson, it 
is nevertheless true that Mr. Harper Anderson is still the owner 
by regular line of descent, of valuable property which has come 
down to him through a succession of five generations. 



6. ^Meriwether Lewis was the oldest son of Captain Wil- 
liam Lewis and Lucy Meriwether, and was born at Locust Hill, 
seven miles west of the town of Charlottesville, August 18, 1774. 
The station on the Chesapeake and the Ohio railroad which runs 
within half a mile of the old homestead of the Lewis family, is 
kno"svn as Ivy Station. Fifteen minutes' ride over a smooth road, 
full in sight of the Blue Ridge mountain, brings you within a 
short walk of Locust Hill, the birthplace of Meriwether Lewis, 
a place remarkable alike for its historic surroundings, and its 
long continuance in the same family; longer, perhaps than any 
other homestead in America, unless, some of the older entailed 
estates may prove exceptions. Locust Hill, however, was not an 
entailed estate. Purchased by Robert Lewis of Behdor, about 
1730, it has descended from father to son for five successive gen- 
erations, and more than a hundred and seventy years, with no en- 
tail or other legal provision to save it from the sheriff's hammer; 
and it therefore stands as a monument to the patriotism, paternal 
love and frugality of its successive owners. 

Although Locust Hill was the birthplace of Meriwether 
Lewis, and although he entered the United States army from 
that place, there is an event in his life that historians, biogra- 
phers and genealogists seem alike to have overlooked, or never 
to have known. His father died when he was a small boy, and 
his mother afterwards married Colonel William Marks, also a 
Revolutionary patriot, and in a sort of exodus, so to speak, of 
the Meriwethers,' Mrs. ]Marks, together with her second husband, 
and her Lewis children, removed to Georgia. Governor Gilmer, 
in his "Georgians" mentions this fact, but so incidentally that 
the reader is not impressed with it. Georgia, like Kentucky, was 
at that time (1785-1790) the far West, where the Indian roamed 
at will over her hills and through her valleys. 

Mr. Jefferson, no doubt drawing upon his imagination, tells 
us of the early childhood of ISIeriwether Lewis, of his hunting 
the "raccoon and the opossum," in the darkness of the night 




among the spurs of the Blue Ridge, and in this way accounts 
for his habits of hardihood in after life. 

Mr. Jefferson was doubtless ignorant of the removal of ]\Irs. 
Marks and her Lewis children to Georgia, and wholly ignorant 
of the early life of Meriwether Lewis, who had spent all of his 
coon-hunting days in Georgia, where Indians were the only game 
that the wliite man could afford to hunt, or at school, where coons 
were not to be found. It is more than probable that Meriwether 
Lewis was never on a coon hunt in his life. It is true that he 
was inured to hardships and accustomed to danger in his boy- 
hood, and that tliis had much to do with shaping his character 
in after life; but it is to the Indian, and not to the coon and 
opossum, that we must look for the explanation of this fact. 

After the death of Colonel Marks, "Aunt Marks" returned 
to Locust Hill, Albemarle county, Virginia, and shortly after her 
return Meriwether Lewis entered the United States army. He 
volunteered in 1794, with the troops called out to suppress the 
whiskey rebellion, and in 1795 entered the regular army. He 
was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1800, and in 1801, when 
Mr. Jefferson was inaugurated president, he became his private 
secretary, and in 1803, upon the recommendation of the Pres- 
ident was appointed to take command of the exploring expedi- 
tion, which has become a part of our country's history as the 
expedition of "Lewis and Clark." The scope of this work will 
not admit of historical or biographical reference, except of the 
briefest character, and therefore this notice of Meriwether Lewis 
wiU be closed with a quotation from instructions which accom- 
panies his appointment, and which will show the purport and 
scope of the undertaking, together with extracts from letters go- 
ing to show the confidence reposed in him by the Government: 

MR. Jefferson's letter of instructions. 

"Meriwether Lewis, Esq., Captain of 1st Regiment of Infan- 
try of the United States of America. 



"Your situation as secretary of the President of the United 
States has made you acquainted with the object of my confiden- 
•tial message of January 18, 1803, to the Legislature. You have 
seen the act they passed, which, though expressed in general 
terms, was meant to sanction those objects, and you are ap- 
pointed to carry them into execution. 

"Your mission has been communicated to the ministers here 
from France, Spain and Great Britain, and through them to their 
respective governments, and such assurance given as to its ob- 
ject as we trust will satisfy them. The country of Louisiana 
having been ceded by Spain to France, the passport you have 
from the minister of France, the representative of the present 
sovereign of that country, will be a protection, with all its sub- 
jects, and that from the minister of England will entitle you to 
the friendly aid of any traders of that allegiance with whom you 
may happen to meet. The object of your mission is to explore 
the Missouri river and such principal streams of it or any other 
river as may offer the most direct and practicable water commu- 
nication across the continent. 

"As it is impossible to foresee in what manner you will be 
received by the people with whom you may come in contact, In- 
dians, traders and others, whether with hospitality, or hostility, 
so is it impossible to prescribe the exact degree of perseverance 
with which you are to pursue your journey. We value too much 
the lives of citizens to offer them to probable destruction. Your 
numbers will be sufficient to secure you against the unauthorized 
opposition of individuals or small parties, but if a superior force 
authorized or not authorized by a nation, should be arrayed against 
your further passage, and inflexibily determine to arrest it, you 
must decline its further pursuit and return. In the loss of your- 
selves we should lose all the information you will have acquired. 
By returning safely with that, you may enable us to renew the 
essay with better calculated means. To your own discretion, 
therefore, must be left the degree of danger you may risk, and 
the point at which you should decline, only saying we wish you 
to err on the side of your safety, and to bring us back your party 



safe, even if it be with less information. 

"On your arrival on the Pacific coast, endeavor to learn if 
there be any port frequented by the sea vessels of any nation, and 
to send two of your trusted people back by sea, in such way as 
shall appear practicable, with a copy of your notes ; and should 
you be of the opinion that the return of your party by the way 
they went will be imminently dangerous, then ship the whole 
and return by sea by the way either of Cape Horn or the Cape 
of Good Hope, as you shall be able. As you will be without 
money, clothes or provisions, you must endeavor to use the credit 
of the United States to obtain them, for which purpose open 
letters of credit will be furnished you, authorizing you to draw 
on the Executive of the United States or any of its officers in 
any part of the world, on which drafts can be disposed of, and 
to apply with our recommendations to the consuls, agents, mer- 
chants or citizens of any nation with which we have intercourse, 
assuring them in our name that any aids they may furnish you 
shall be honorably repaid and on demand. Our consuls, Thomas 
Hughes at Batavia in Java, William Buchanan in the isles of 
France, and John Elmsly at the Cape of Good Hope, will be 
able to supply your necessities by drafts on us. 

"Should you find it safe to return by the way you go, after 
sending two of your party around by sea, or with your whole 
party, if no conveyance by sea can be found, do so, making such 
observation on your return as will serve to supply, correct or con- 
firm those made on your outward journey. 

"On re-entering the United States and reaching a place of 
safety, discharge any of your attendants who may desire and 
deserve it, procuring for them immediate payment of all arrears 
of pay and clothing which may have been incurred since their 
departure, and assure them that they shall be recommended to 
the liberality of the Legislature for the grant of a soldier's por- 
tion of land each, as proposed in my message to Congress; and 
repair yourself, with your papers, to the seat of government. 

"To provide, in the accident of your death, against anarchy, 
dispersion and consequent danger to your party and total failure 



of the enterprise, you are hereby authorized by any instrument 
signed and written in your own hand, to name the person among 
them who shall succeed to the command on your decease, and by 
a like instrument to change the nomination from time to time 
as further experiences of the characters accompanying you shall 
point out superior fitness ; and all the powers and authorities 
given to yourself are in the event of your death transferred and 
vested in the successor so named, with further powers to him and 
his successor in like manner to name each his successor who, on 
the death of his predecessor shall be vested with all the powers 
and authorities given to himself. Given under my hand in the 
city of Washington this 20th day of June, 1803." 

Meriwether Lewis died October 11, 1809- After the com- 
pletion of his expedition, the success of which secured to the 
United States by right of discovery all of that territory now em- 
braced in the States of Oregon and Washington and some of the 
other Rocky Mountain States, he was appointed governor of Lou- 
isiana, now Missouri the capitol site of which at the time was in 
St. Louis. While en route to Washington on official business, 
unattended save by a single companion, who doubtless proved to 
be his assassin, he was murdered while passing through what is 
now the State of Tennessee, near where the town of Franklin 
is at present situated. Although it was believed at the time that 
he had committed suicide, and was so reported by Mr. Jefferson 
as a historical fact, the theory is not only not plausible but con- 
tradictory in its every bearing. Governor Gilmer, who perhaps 
knew more of Meriwether Lewis than any man of the time, be- 
ing a near relative, and about the same age, who was many years 
in public life, having been twice governor of Georgia and hav- 
ing served several terms in Congress, did not believe the suicide 
theory, but emphatically contradicted it and gave the best of rea- 
sons to disprove it; while Mr. Jefferson's own account of the cir- 
cumstances, when analyzed, furnishes its own refutation. No 
one could suspect Mr. Jefferson of doing intentional injustice 
to the memory of Meriwether Lewis, but that his credulity was 



imposed upon is proven by his own statements. 

Paul Hayne's account of the expedition of Lewis and Clark 
is the most comprehensive of any that has been published^ and 
shows the vast scope of the undertaking, together with its diffi- 
culties and dangers, as well as the great benefits resulting to the 
country therefrom. Mr. James Parton has also published a very 
interesting, and at the same time correct, account of this expedi- 

Of one fact we are assured, that he made a noble record 
while living and died true to his country, true to his duty as a 
man, and true to the trusts reposed in him. Capt. Lewis died at 
the age of 35 years, and was buried in the center of Lewis coun- 
ty, Tennessee. In a dense oak fores b, remote from human hab- 
itation, stands a simple granite monument, erected by the State 
of Tennessee over the grave of Meriwether Lewis ; upon which 
is cut the eulogy, written of him by President Jefferson: "His 
courage was imdaunted, his firmness and perseverance yielded to 
nothing but impossibilities. A rigid disciplinarian, yet tender as 
a father of those committed to his charge; honest, disinterested, 
liberal, with a sound understanding and a scrupulous fidelity to 
truth." It also bears this Latin epitaph, "Immaturus obi; sed to 
felicior annos vive meos, hone republica vive tuos." His own 
family motto: "Omne solumforti patria est," might have been 
more appropriate. 

August 12, 1905, will be the Centennial anniversary of the 
arrival of Captain Lewis in the Oregon country, and the Loyal 
Lewis Legion, a fraternal, genealogical and historical society, 
composed of those by the name of Lewis and their kin, will hold 
a Congress in Portland, Oregon, under the auspices of the Lewis 
and Clark Exposition. One entire day has been set aside and 
designated as Lewis Day (as was also September 23, 1904 at 
the Louisiana Purchase Exposition), in honor of the intrepid ex- 
plorer Meriwether Lewis. The Tennessee Lewis Society, through 
Hon. E. C. Lewis of Nashville, will decorate the tomb of Meri- 
wether Lewis with flags and flowers while Lewis' Congress will 
meet in Portland, Oregon, to honor his life, character and ser- 



vices, to pay royal homage to his memory, to sing his praises 
and record their estimate of his worth. He was a history maker. 
He achieved honor for honor's sake, by which he is now remem- 
bered one hmidred years afterwards. May the Lewises of to- 
day emulate all that was good, just and generous; emulate the 
sturdy character, the strenuous life of our honored hero, and win 
honor in this day and generation by which they may be remem- 
bered and honored one hundred years hence. 

Reuben Gold Thwaites has edited a very authentic account 
of the expedition from the original journals of the Lewis and 
Clark Expedition. 

6 Reuben Lervis, bom February 14, 1777. Second son of 
William Lewis and Lucy Meriwether, went west with his brother, 
Governor Meriwether Lewis in 1807. Was Indian agent among 
the Maudans and Cherokees, returned to Ivy, Virginia, 1820 
where he married December 18, 1822, his cousin, Mildred Dab- 
ney. They left no children. She was bom September 5, 1790, 
and died October 5, 1851. 

6 Jane Lewis, only daughter of William Lewis and Lucy 
Meriwether, born March 31, 1770, died March 15, 1845. Mar- 
ried Edmund Anderson, and had nine children, Meriwether L.. 
Edmond, Jane, Anne, Sarah, Lucy Elizabeth Thornton, David, 
William L. 


7 ^Dr. Meriwether Anderson, oldest son of Jane Lewis and Ed- 
mund Anderson, married Miss Lucy Harper, and left chil- 
dren only three of whom we have been able to trace: Mer- 
iwether Lewis, killed in the Confederate army, Charles Har- 
per and Mary Miller. 

8 Charles Harper Anderson, only surviving son of Dr. 
Meriwether Anderson and Lucy Harper, married Miss Scott, who 
was a descendant of Zachary Lewis and also of Robert Lewis of 
Belvior. He resides seven miles west of Charlottesville, Virginia' 
on the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad at Ivy Depot. Mr. An- 



derson is a successful merchant at that place, and owns a subdi- 
vision of the old Lewis estate, known as Locust Hill. They have 
an interesting family of four sons and three daughters. 

8. Mary Miller Anderson, daughter of Dr. Meriwether An- 
derson, and Lucy Harper, married B. R. A. Scott, a prominent 
lawyer of Galveston, Texas. This Mr. Scott is a brother of Mrs. 
Anderson mentioned above and hence, is also a descendant of 
Zachary Lewis and Robert of Belvior. The descendants of Jane 
Lewis and Edmund Anderson given more fully in detail below: 

7 ^Elizabeth Thornton Anderson, daughter of Jane Lewis and 
Edmund Anderson, born May 14, 1786, died young. 

7 2Jane Lewis Anderson, daughter of Jane Lewis and Edmund 
Anderson, born July 15, 1789, married Benjamin Wood; 
residence near Ivy Depot, Virginia. 

7 ^William L. Anderson, born December 4, 1792, married Mary 
Webb and died in West Virginia. 

7 ^Lucy M. Anderson, born July 30, 1795, died October 19, 
1854; married Ballard Buckner. 

7 ^Anne E. Anderson, born October 20, 1800, died June, 1845; 
married Thomas Fielding Lewis, son of Howell and Mary 
(Carr) Lewis, son of Charles and Mary Lewis, son of Rob- 
ert and Jane M. Lewis. 

7 ^David Anderson, born 1803; married in the West, Mary 
Buckner of Matches, Mississippi. 

7 ^Meriwether Lewis Anderson, born Albermarle county, Vir- 
ginia, June 23, 1805; married Lucy Sidney Harper; born 
1811, died December 4, 1885. Residence Locust Hill. 

7 ^Sarah Thornton Anderson, born June 22, 1807; married De- 
cember 8, 1823, Gabriel Smithes Harper; died in Prince Ed- 
ward county, Virginia. 

7 ^Mary Herndon Anderson, born October 4, 1809, died young. 

8 ^Marion Wood, daughter of Jane Lewis Anderson and Ben- 

jamin Wood; married William G. Rogers, a direct relative 
of George Rogers Clark and William Clark, through their 
mother, Ann Rogers. 
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8 ^Martha Wood, daughter of Jane Lewis Anderson and Benja- 
min Wood; married Daniel Perkins. 

8 2 Alice Wood, daughter of Jane Lewis Anderson and Benja- 
min Wood; married Charles Price. 

8 ^Lucy Wood, daughter of Jane Lewis Anderson and Benjamin 
Wood; married William Barrett. 
The children of William L, Anderson and Mary Webb are: 

8 1 Reuben M. Anderson died 1838. 

8 ^Mary J. Anderson, born December 1824, died September 
1846; married July 29, 1845, Robert H. Mosby. 

8 2 Robert Meriwether Anderson, born October 19, 1826 died 
November 9, 1880 in Essex county, Virginia; married 1864 
Harriet S. Lewis. 

8 *Tempte Anne Anderson, born January 30, 1828; married 
Kosciusco Hopkins. 

8 ^Lucy M. Anderson, born March 4, 1829; married W. F. 

8 ^Sarah H. Anderson married Hedges. 

8 "^Laura Anderson, bom 1834; married William Landis. 

8 SRichard Webb Anderson, born 1836, died October 22, 1867. 

8 ^Henning Fisher Anderson, born February 19, 1840, died Oc- 
tober 18, 1869; married Laura McCoy of Texas. 
The issue of Ballard Buckner and Lucy M. Anderson are: 

8 ^Mary Jane Buckner married, first, David Anderson; second, 
Cunningham, and third, McCrocklie. 

8 2 Edmund A. Buckner, born December 27, 1815; married Mary 

8 ^ Maria Buckner, bom January 1, 1818; married William Da- 

8 * Alice Buckner, bom February 24, 1820; married Joseph 

8 "Eobert Buckner, born July 12, 1824, died 1864; married Wil- 
lie Abbott. 

8 ^Caroline Buckner, daughter of Lucy M. Anderson and Bal- 
lard Buckner, born October 21, 1827; married her cousin 
Archie Anderson. 



Children of Anne E. Anderson and Thomas Fielding Lewis: 

8 ^Charles Wm. Lewis, M. D., son of Anne E. Anderson and 
Thomas Fielding Lewis, born January, 1820. 

b -Matilda Lewis, bom September 3, 1822; married Henry 
Wood, Januarj^ 4, 1847. 

8 2 John Marks Lewis, born November 17, 1826; married Mar- 
garet Tapp. 

8 ^Jane Lewis Anderson, daughter of Meriwether Lewis Ander- 
son and Lucy Sidney Harper; died in infancy. 

S ^jvjeriwether Lewis Anderson, born August 24, 1845; killed in 
war between the States near Fishers Hill, October 8, 1864. 
Age 19. 

8 '^ Charles Harper Anderson, son of Meriwether Lewis Ander- 
son and Lucy Sidney Harper, born June 28, 1848; married 
February 15, 1872. Sarah Travers Scott, great great grand- 
daughter of Robert Lewis of Belvoir through his daughter 
Mary by her second marriage with Waddy Thompson. Mr. 
Charles Harper Anderson is the nearest living relative of 
Meriwether Lewis the Explorer. 

8 *Mary Miller Anderson, daughter of Meriwether Lewis Ander- 
son, born September 5, 1851; married September 27, 1877, 
B. R. A. Scott for some years a prominent lawyer of Gal- 
veston, Texas, but since the Galveston flood he has resided 
and practiced law in San Antonio, Texas. 

8 ^Mary J. Harper, daughter of Sarah Thornton Anderson and 
Gabriel Smither Harper, born 1824, died 1846; married 
William Woods. 

8 2Wilmuth Harper, born 1826, died 1842. 

8 3 Annie Harper, born 1828, died 1846. 

8 ^Sarah Harper, born 1831, died 1853; married Dr. Jamea 

8 ^Alice Harper, born 1835, died I860; married Joel Watkins 
Daniels. Also children of Gabriel Harper. 

8 ^Robert Harper, born 1840, died 1874; unmarried. 

8 ''Charles Harper, born 1847, son of Sarah Thornton Anderson 
and Gabriel Harper; married Alice Gates 1875, died 1877. 



8 Matilda Lewis^ daughter of Annie E. Anderson and Thomas 

Fielding Lewis; married David Henry Wood and had issue 

as follows: 

9 1 Margaret Lewis Wood, born October 1842; married 
Frances Lobban. 

9 2 Henry Grattan Wood, born June 6, 1846; married Miss 

9 ^Paulus Powell Wood, born August 10, 1854; married 
Miss Ware. 

9 ^Annie J. M. Wood, born January 10, 1855; married as 
her second husband, James Terrell Lewis, son of How- 
ell and Sarah (Stanford) Lewis, who was son of How- 
ell and grandson of Charles, Residence, Ivy, Virginia. 
8 John Marks Lewis, son of Annie E. Anderson and Thomas 

Fielding Lewis; married Margaret Tapp. Issue: 

9 ^Thomas Fielding Lewis; married Josephine Johnson and 
resides in Dallas, Texas. 

9 -Walter Tapp Lewis married Nellie residence. Ft. 

Worth, Texas. 

9 ^John M. Lewis married Sallie Lewis, grand-daughter of 
Howell and Sarah (Stanford) Lewis married in Rich- 
mond, Virginia; residence in Norfolk, Virginia. 

9 * William H. Lewis married Annie Strayor; residence 
Charlottesville, Virginia. 

9 ^Matilda Lewis married Winslow Garth of Albemarle, 

9 "^Howell C. Lewis married Bessie Smith; residence Char- 
lottesville, Virginia. 
10 Woods, daughter of Wm. Woods, Jr., and fifth in line 

of descent from Wm. Lewis, through his daughter Jane 

Lewis and her husband Edmvmd Anderson; married Wm. 

10 Elizabeth Terry, Sarah Terry, Delia Terry and Giles Terry, 

children of Nathaniel Terry and Elizabeth Terry and Eliza- 



beth Sydnor, and fifth in line of descent from Wm. Lewis 
and Lucy Meriwether through their daughter, Jane Lewis 
and Edmund Anderson. 

10 Nathan B. Topping, Harriet P. Topping and Ruth Topping, 
children of Sarah E. Daniels and Nathan B. Topping and 
fifth in line of descent from Wm. Lewis and Lucy Meri- 

10 Mary Harper Cobb, daughter of Martha M. Harper and Wm. 
S. Cobb and fifth in line of descent from Wm. Lewis and 
Lucy Meriwether. 

9 Robert Meriwether Anderson, Philip Lewis Anderson, H. 
Temple Anderson, Henning Webb Anderson, and W. M. 
Anderson, children of Robert Meriwether Anderson and his 
wife, Harriet S. Lewis. 

9 Lucy Anderson Hopkins, Mary M. Hopkins, children of 
Temple Anderson and her husband Kosciusco Hopkins. 

9 Mary Buckner and three sons died. Edmund Buckner, Meri- 
wether Lewis Buckner, now living in Louisville, Kentucky. 
All children of Edmund A. Buckner and great-grandchil- 
dren of Edmund Anderson. 

9 Mary Davidson, daughter of Maria Buckner and William 
Davidson ; married Nathan Ragland. 

9 Edmund Davidson, son of Maria Buckner and William David- 
son; married Miss Ware. 

9 Lulie Thornton, daughter of Alice Buckner and Joseph Thorn- 
ton; married Hardin Magruder. 

9 Willie Abbott Buckner, daughter of Robert Buckner and Wil- 
lie Abbott; married James Osbourne. 

9 Robert Anderson, Judge William, who was in the Interior 

Department with Hoke Smith during Cleveland's adminis- 
tration. Alice Anderson who married Graves, Sallie An- 
derson, and Archie Anderson, who died young, were all chil- 
dren of Caroline Buckner and Archie Anderson. 

10 Jennie Ragland, Alice Ragland and Edward Ragland, all 

daughters of Mary Davidson and Nathan Ragland. 
10 Maria Davidson, Harry Davidson, Edward Davidson, Frank 



Davidson, Cora Davidson, Flora Davidson and George Da- 
vidson, all children of Edmund Davidson and Miss Ware. 

10 Bessie Magruder, Willie Magruder, Thornton Magruder, all 
children of Lulie Thornton and Hardin Magruder and 
grandchildren of Alice Buckner and Joseph Thornton, 

10 Robert B. Osborne, son of Willie Abbott Buckner and James 
Osborne; resides in Louisville, Kentucky. 


Youngest son of Robert Lewis of Belvoir, was not twenty- 
one years old when his father's will was written in 1757, hence 
it follows that he was born subsequent to 1736. He married his 
cousin, Mary Frances Lewis, daughter of "Charles Lewis of the 
Byrd," and settled in Granville county, North Carolina. He ap- 
pears upon the records of that state quite prominently, and was 
a member of the Constitutional Convention which met just pre- 
vious to the breaking out of the Revolution. He died compar- 
atively yovmg, leaving several children as follows: James is 
one of the executors of his will, as shown by settlement of guar- 
dian; Howell Lewis 1791; Jane and Nicholas as shown by guar- 
dian Thomas Hynes; Charles, and is shown in book three, page 
86, division of slaves among the children; Frances who married 
Dr. John Payne; Charles and Nicholas. Thus we have, Jane, 
Charles, Nicholas, James and Frances Payne, and from other 
sources we have John and Richard. Mrs. General Gordon, the 
first wife of Chief Justice Bleckly of the Supreme Court of 
Georgia, and Judge Haralson of the Supreme Court of Alabama, 
descended from this line. 

Miss Latimer, daughter of James Latimer of Charles coun- 
ty, Maryland, married, first, a gentleman named Posey who died 
and left her a widow and in her widowhood she determined to 
cast her lot in Georgia, which was then the "far west" and pass- 
ing through North Carolina, traveling herself, with proper pro- 
tection in her carriage, while her slaves and manager traveled 
with the wagons and the stock. She met Dr. John Lewis, son of 



Robert Lewis. They married, settled in Warren county, Georgia, 
and were the ancestors of Mrs. Frank Graham of Augusta, Geor- 
gia, Judge Hal Lewis, Supreme Court, and many others in Geor- 


Jane Lewis, oldest daughter of Robert of Belvoir, born 
about 1728; married first, Thomas Meriwether, who was a grand- 
son of old Nicholas Meriwether and Elizabeth Crawford and 
son of their son Nicholas, and second, John Lewis her first cou- 
sin, who was a son of "Charles Lewis of the Byrd." Of the de- 
scendants of the first marriage very little is known. The de- 
scendants of the second marriage will be taken up under the 
head of John Lewis. Following are the children of Jane Lewis 
and Thomas Meriwether. William born 1751. Robert born 1752. 
Thomas bom 1754. Jane, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Mary, who mar- 
ried Richard P. White, and Richard. 

6 William Meriwether, son of the above named Thomas 
Meriwether, married and had issue as follows: Thomas, born 
1781; Jane born 1783; Frances born 1785; Matilda born 1790; 
William born 1792; Robert born 1795; Lucinda born 1800. 

7 William Meriwether, grandson of Thomas Meriwether 
and Jane Lewis, married and had issue as follows: Robert born 
1828; Mary Ann born 1830; Eveline born 1832; William A. 
born 1834; Susan B. born 1837; Moody B. born 1839; Thomas 
born 1843, and C. V. (Mrs. Furlow) born 1846. 

8 Mrs. C. V. (Meriwether) Furlough, great granddaugh- 
ter of Thomas Meriwether and Jane Lewis married Chas. T. 
Furlough, July, 1864; assistant treasurer of the State of 
Georgia through a succession of administrations. They have is- 
sue as follows: 

9 ^ Floyd C. Furlough married Miss Johnson, whose father was 
prominent in Georgia history. ^Felder, ^Meriwether, ■*Chas. 
T., Jr., "Eugene (daughter), ^Hal. 


5 Mary Lewis, born about 1735; married first, Samuel 
Cobbs; second, Waddy Thomson. Issue by first marriage: Rob- 
ert Cobbs; Jane Cobbs, Judith Cobbs. 



6 Robert Cobbs, only son of Samuel Cobbs and Mary 
Lewis, was born 1754 and married Ann G. Poindexter, daugh- 
ter of John Poindexter, of Louisa county, Virginia; he died in 
Campbell county, Virginia in 1829. Robert Cobbs was a unique 
character whose highest estimate of life was a straightfor- 
ward and unswerving integrity. He christened his home 
"Plain Dealings" and was known as "Robin Cobbs of Plain 
Dealing," he was an officer in the Revolutionary army and left 
a record of which any descendant could well afford to be proud. 
Robert Cobbs and Ann G. Poindexter left a family of nine 
children, six sons and three daughters, who together with their 
descendants will be taken up under the head of the "Cobbs 

6 Jane Cobbs, daughter of Mary Lewis and Samuel Cobbs, 
married a gentleman by the name of Waddy, had one child 
whom she named Samuel Cobbs, and died. This child was 
raised by his grandmother but all trace of him has been lost. 

6 Judith Cobbs, youngest child of Samuel Cobbs and Mary 
Lewis, died in girlhood. Issue by second marriage. 

6 Ann Thomson married first John Slaughter, second 
Phillip Grafton; Mary Thomson married James Poindexter; 
Susannah Thomson married Jesse Davenport; Judith Thomson 
married William J. Poindexter; Mildred Thomson, born Sep- 
tember 22, 1775, died October 9^ 1829; married December 9, 
1801, as his second wife. Dr. James McClure Scott, born Feb- 
ruary 17, 1760, died April 14, 1822. 

A daughter of Judith Thomson Poindexter married a man 
named Mills; went west and left descendants, scattered from 
Iowa to Texas. 

7 Mary Ann Lewis Scott, born October 28, 1808; married 
as her second husband, Lewis A. Boggs, February 15, 1827; 
died August 27, 1840. She was a daughter of Mildred Thom- 

7 John Thomson Scott, born February 26, 1810; married 
Huldah Lewis, January 5, 1832; died in Savanah, Georgia, 
October 19, 1832. She was a daughter of Dr. Richmond Lewis 



and Elizabeth Travers (Daniel) Lewis. 

7 James McClure Scott, Jr., born August 17, 1811; married 
at "Prospect Hill," Spottsylvania county, Virginia, December 
13, 1832, Sarah Travers Lewis, born November 7, 1813, died 
July, 1890. She was a sister of Huldah Lewis, of Zachary 
Lewis line. 

8 Eliza Hart Boggs, daughter of Mary Ann Lewis Scott and 
Lewis A. Boggs, born March 3, 1839; died September 28, 1879; 
married May 1, 1861, Valentine M. Johnson. 

8 John Thomson Scott born January 7, 1834; died Janu- 
ary 15, 1869; married May 18, 1865, Grace McMorris, Houston, 
Texas; he was a son of James McClure Scott, Jr., and Sarah 
Travers Lewis. 

8 Elizabeth Lewis Scott, born December 31, 1835; married 
September 4, 1851, Dr. John Minor, born Albemarle county, 
Virginia, April 7, 1822. 

8 Alfred Lewis Scott, C. S. A., born February 12, 1838; 
married July 22, 1862, Fanny Herbert Taylor, of Alabama. 

8 Mary Ann Scott, born October 6, 1839; died October 13, 

8 Dr. Jas. M. Scott, Jr., born July 13, 1841; married Feb- 
ruary 24, 1875, Sarah L. Dickinson. 

8 John Zachary H. Scott born March 14, 1843; married 
December 18, 1872, Lucy Prentis Doswell, second Claudia 
Keenan. Mr. Scott was a prominent lawyer of Galveston, 
Texas. He died in 1904. 

8 Richmond L. Scott, born September 21, 1845; died March 
30, 1847. 

8 Sarah Travers Lewis Scott, born March 31, 1847; mar- 
ried Charles Harper Anderson, February 15, 1872. Mr. Ander- 
son is a merchant at Ivy Depot, and resides at "Locus Hill." 
They had issue as follows : 

9 ^Dr. Meriwether Lewis Anderson, oldest son of Charles 
Harper Anderson and his wife Sarah Travers Lewis Scott, 
born November 13, 1872; married September 23, 1903, 
Annie Tatum, residence Richmond, Virginia. 



9 2 Sarah T. S. Anderson, born February 1, 1874. 

9 ^Charles Harper Anderson, Jr., born December 3, 1875; 

married April 23, 1902, Caroline Gwynn of Galveston, 

9 * Alfred Scott Anderson, born February 14, 1878; married 

May 18, 1903, Katherine Morris of Georgia, 
9 ''Jane Lewis Anderson, born 1881; died 1882. 
9 ^Son born and died February 18, 1883. 
9 '^Lucy Butler Anderson, born August 15, 1885. 
9 ^Alden Scott Anderson, born February 24, 1888. 
8 R. Lewis Scott, born September 17, 1848; married Abbie 

Agnes Boyle of Texas, postoffice Clifton, Texas. 
8 Lucian Minor Scott, born December 11, 1849; died March 2, 

8 Bradford R. A. Scott, born June 28, 1851; married Septem- 
ber 27, 1877, Mary M. Anderson. Mr. Scott is a lawyer 

and resides in San Antonio, Texas. 
8 Ann E. Scott, born December 25, 1852. 
8 Mildred Scott, born April 1, 1855; married J. R. Thurman. 
8 Frances G. Scott, born July 18, 1857. 

8 Wm. W. Scott, youngest son of James McClure Scott, Jr., 

and Sarah Travers Lewis, born October 19, 1861. 

9 James Scott and John Travers Scott, children of John 

Thomson Scott, both died young. 
9 Lucian Minor, son of Elizabeth Lewis Scott and Dr. John 
Minor, born October 12, 1852; married February 14,1877, 
Elizabeth Webb. 

9 James L. Minor, born October 14, 1854. 
9 Lucy L. Minor, born February 5, 1857; died August 28, 

9 Catherine G. Minor, born August 25, 1858. 
9 Mary Love Minor, born March 15, 1862. 
9 John Baily Minor, born April 25, 1866; died September 

1, 1883. 
9 Margaret, Eleanor, Virginia, Elizabeth Minor, daughters 
of Dr. John Minor and Elizabeth Lewis Scott, born May 12, 



1874, all children of Dr. John Minor. 

9 Alfred L. Scott, Augusta Daniel Scott, Edmxind Perry 
Scott, Catherine T. Scott, Frances G. Scott, James Scott, Dunk- 
lin B. Scott, Sarah T. Scott, Richmond L. Scott and Nathan 
Scott, are all children of Alfred Lewis Scott and Fannie Her- 
bert Taylor, and reside at San Antonio, Texas. 

9 McClure Scott, bom November 13, 1876; Cassandra D. 
Scott, born June 25, 1879; Ann Brooks Scott, born July 29, 
1885; were children of Dr. James M. Scott and his wife Sarah 

9 Helen Sarah Scott, daughter of John Zachary Scott and 
Lucy Prentis, born February 22, 1874. 

9 Lewis Raymond Scott, Lucy Estelle Scott, born January 
12, 1878, James McClure Scott, born April 2, 1879, Richard 
Doswell Scott, born February 17, 1881, Mary Travers Scott, 
born February 19, 1883, Caroline Prentis Scott born Augnst 
15, 1884, Elizabeth Scott, born September 17, 1885, are also 
children of John Zachary Scott and Miss Prentis. 

9 Zachary Scott, Pauline Scott, Lewis Scott and Abbie 
Scott, children of R. Lewis Scott and his wife, Agnes Boyle, 
reside in Clifton, Texas. 

Bradford R. A. Scott, of San Antonio, Texas. Issue as fol- 
lows: Lucy Scott, Mary Scott, Thomas Scott, Sarah Scott, 
Alden Scott, Harper A. Scott. 


Mildred Lewis fourth daughter of Robert of Belvoir, 
married Major John Lewis. He was thus described in her 
father's will, and numerous records, both of Albemarle ajid 
Goochland, locate him in Goochland county. The early genealo- 
gists insisted on marrying Mildred to John Lewis, son of Zach- 
ary, and some of the later writers are unwilling to admit that 
she married John Lewis, the son of Joseph, but about this there 
can be no doubt. 

John Lewis, husband of Mildred, whose will is on record 
in Goochland, 1796, was great-grandson of John Lewis, of Hen- 
rico, who came to Virginia about l660 from Wales. 

The will of Major John Lewis mentions four married 



daughters, Ann Mosely, Elizabeth Halsy, Mary Atkison and Sa- 
rah Mann, and two sons, John and Joseph. John Lewis Robard 
of St. Joseph, Missouri, and Judge Joseph Lewis, of Kentucky, 
are descended from this line. 


5 Ann Lewis, daughter of Robert Lewis, of Belvoir; 
married John Lewis, son of Zachary, who was known as "the 
honest lawyer of Spottsylvania ;" he was born October 18, 1729> 
died September 12, 1780. For years the genealogists, having 
married Mildred to this John Lewis, were unable to place Ann, 
but the will of Samuel Cobbs and other record proofs have 
settled all doubt about the matter, and both Mildred and Ann are 
provided with a husband without any conflict of authority. 

The will of this John Lewis, on record in Spottsylvania 
county, Virginia, names three sons, John Zachary Lewis, Rob- 
ert Lewis and Nicholas Lewis. The fact that he mentions no 
daughters does not necessarily preclude the idea that he had 
daughters, and at most it is only a negative inference that he 
had no daughters, as at that time daughters were never men- 
tioned in the distribution of estates, except when some special 
provisions were made. The parentage of Mary Lewis, who mar- 
ried David Wood Meriwether in 1784, has been a matter of 
dispute among genealogists for years, not a few of whom have 
claimed that she was not a daughter of Ann Lewis and "the 
honest lawyer." W^e have controverted this claim, but have 
yielded our opposition, for first her undisputed association with 
this family of Lewis, second, the general and unbroken tradi- 
tion through successive generations, third, the utter failure of 
ourselves, or any one else, after years of search, to locate her any- 
where else; hence we do not hesitate to include the descendants 
of Mary Lewis and David Wood Meriwether under this head. 
In addition to these circumstantial proofs we have recently found 
in the published records of Spottsylvania where the children of 
this John Lewis give a deed of release which is signed by the 
sons of John Lewis and David Meriwether^ on the part of his 
wife Mary. 

6 ^Nicholas Lewis, son of Ann Lewis and her husband John 



LewiSj an attorney of Spottsylvania, went west and all 
trace of him has been lost. 

2 Robert Lewis, another son of John and Ann Lewis, has 

also been lost sight of. 

3 John Zachary Lewis, son of Ann Lewis and her husband 

John Lewis of Spottsylvania, is the only one of whom we 
have any record account, and his will dated March 7, 1784, 
and probated at Spottsylvania court house September 7, 
1784, is all that we know of him. He names in his will 
his wife Elizabeth and three children, Augustine, Ann and 
Betsy; makes Augustine Woolfolk guardian of these 
three children, and appoints Col. Joseph Brock, "guardian 
of my children I may have by his daughter." 
^Mary Lewis, daughter of Ann Lewis and her husband John 
Lewis of Spottsylvania; married David Wood Meriwether, 
son of Wm. and Martha (Wood) Meriwether. He was 
born 1756 and died 1795; Mary Lewis died 1801. 
7 ^Ann Meriwether, daughter of David Wood Meriwether 
and Mary Lewis, born July 7, 1785; married January 
8, 1806, John Burruss, born December 14, 1774, in Vir- 
7 ^Martha Meriwether, daughter of David Wood Meri- 
wether and Mary Lewis; married Robert Pollard, died 
April 2, 1856, at Shipman, Illinois. 
7 ^Jane Meriwether, daughter of David Wood Meriwether 
and Mary Lewis; married John P. Tunstall; reside in 
7 ^ Henry Wood Meriwether, born February 3, 1790, son 
of David Wood Meriwether and Mary Lewis; married 
first, March 10, 1811, Jane Meriwether, his cousin, 
daughter of Wm. and Sarah (Oldham) Meriwether. 
He married second Dorothea Lewis Hill, October 22, 
7 ^Mary Meriwether, daughter of David Wood Meriwether 
and Mary Lewis; married September 28, 1813, Dr. 
Samuel Meriwether. 



7 ^Sarah Lewis Meriwether, daughter of David Wood 

Meriwether and ]\Iary Lewis, born September 9, 

179-i, died 1851; married first January 2, 1814, David 

Farnsley, and second September 3, 1832, Ebenezer 

Williams died, 1854. 

8 Mohn Henry Burruss born March l6, 1808, in Jefferson 

county, Kentucky; moved to Greene county, Illinois, 1836, 

died December, 1882; ma'-ried ^lartha J. Ballenger, May, 


8 2 Mary Meriwether Burruss, born June 11, 1810; died March 

10, 1818. 
8 ^David Nelson Burruss, born June 25, 1813; married Novem- 
ber, 1839, Frances Burruss Henly; died August, 1853. 
Issue, Mary A. Burruss; married W. B. Robinson; Frances 
Burruss married R. G. Robinson, resides near Carrollton, 
8 ^Barbara Terrill Burruss, born December 10, 1816; married 
April, 1839, George Winston, died November 27, 1853. 
Issue, Judith and Lucy K. Winston. 

8 ^George Lewis Burruss, born February 15, 1820; married 

April 22, 1846, Maria J. Wood; she was born December 
21, 1825. Issue: 

9 ^John Campbell Burruss, born September 16, 1847; married 

November 30, 1871, Mary K. Beaty. 
9 -Henry David Burruss, born November 20, 1850; married 

November 20, 1879, Kittie A. Beaty. Issue, a daughter. 
9 ^George Wood Burruss, born August 1, 1853; died November 

12, 1856. 
9 * Alfred Leslie Burruss, born September 1, 1856; married 

December 24, 1877, Minnie Pollock. Issue, two sons; 

married second Ida Schoen. 
9 ^Nancy Lewis Burruss, born March 22, I860; married How- 
ard B. Nelson. No issue. 
9 ^Edward Wood Burruss, born June 14, 1864. 
9 ''^Maria Frances Burruss, born October 20, 1870. 

Children of John Henry Burruss, son of John Burruss and 
Ann Lewis Meriwether, who married Martha J. Ballenger, May, 


9 ^John Burruss, born in Greene county, Illinois, April 20, 
1841, when his parents emigrated from Illinois to San An- 
tonio, Texas, in 1849; he went with them and remained 
there until 1867 when he came to Missouri. Resides 22 
Ripley street, Columbia, Missouri. He married November 

22, 1870, Sadie Turpin of Kentucky. 

9 ^Henry Burruss, born January, 1843; married Annie M. 

9 ^Joe P^-ank Burruss, born September, 1844; married Flora J. 

9 ^George L. Burruss died single in 1882. 
9 ^David N. Burruss, born December, 1854; married Edna 

Sanfley. Issue, a son David Nelson Burruss twelve years 

of age. 
9 ^Lucy Burruss, born August, 1859; married John D. Fristoe. 

Issue, a son about seventeen years old, John D. Fristoe, Jr. 

9 ''Mary Burruss born March l6, 1864; married H. M. Har- 

vey, now deceased. Issue, H. M. Harvey. 
Children of John Burruss and Sadie Turpin: 

10 ^Martha Burruss, born March 3, 1872, at Miami, Missouri; 

married April 29, 1896, Robert Martin Rea, of Carrollton, 
Missouri. Issue, Ruth Rea, born November 25, 1901. 
10 ^Frank M. Burruss, born October 6, 1875; married August 

23, 1899, Minnie Casebolt, of Missouri. 

10 3 William B. Burruss, born May 17, 1878; married February 

24, 1904, Ida Louise Lapsley, of Kentucky. Issue, Wil- 
liam Lapsley Burruss, born March 7, 1905. 

10 ^Marion Burruss, born April 1, 1882. 
10 ^John Lewis Burruss, born April 3, 1886. 

Children of Henry Burruss and Annie M. Rhodes: Henry 
R. Burruss, George L. Burruss, Mrs. Margaret Squires (widow), 
James H. Burruss, Dollie Burruss and David N. Burruss. 

Children of Joe Frank Burruss and Flora J. Parsons: 
John P. Burruss, Joe Frank Burruss, Mary Weir Burruss, 
Sewall Burruss, Lucy Burruss, Emma Burruss, Camilla Bur- 
russ, George L. Burruss, Flora Burruss and Merrill Burruss. 



8 ^Letitia Meriwether, ^jyiji^jred Meriwether, ^Nicholas Hun- 
ter Meriwether, *Wm. A. Meriwether, ^David Samuel Meri- 
wether. Marion Wood Meriwether born in Todd county, 
Kentucky, December 25, 1821; married in Jeffersonville, 
Indiana, December 24, 1840, James Weir Gilson, born in 
Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, January 6, 1810. He 
died August 30, 1864; she died August 30, 1873. They 
are buried in Brighton, Illinois, cemetery; all children of 
Henry Wood Meriwether and grandchildren of David 
Wood Meriwether and Mary Lewis, great-grandchildren 
of John Lewis and Ann Lewis. 

8 Waller Lewis Meriwether and two daughters made up the 
family of Dr. Samuel Meriwether and his wife Mary. 

8 Mary Rebecca Farnsley, born December 26, 1814; married 
John Loyd, M. D. 

8 James Marten Farnsley, born May Q, 1817. 

8 David Henry Farnsley, born September 24, 1819; died 

8 Wm. Joshua Farnsley, born September 24, 1820; died young. 

8 Martha E. Farnsley, born August 10, 1825; married George 

8 Leah Ann Williams, daughter of Sarah Lewis Meriwether, 
second marriage, and Ebenezer Williams, and granddaugh- 
ter of David Wood Meriwether and Mary Lewis, born May 
26, 1834; died December 30, 1876; married November l6, 
1852, Charles Pawson Atmore. 

8 Sarah E. Williams, daughter of Sarah Lewis Meriwether and 

Ebenezer Williams, and granddaughter of David Wood 
Meriwether and Mary Lewis, born November 17, 1837; 
died November 25, 1867; married Samuel Taylor Suit. 

9 ^Jane Elizabeth Gilson, born December 9, 1841, graduated 

from Monticello Seminary; died at Brighton, Illinois, Feb- 
ruary 23, 1867. 

9 ^Mary Frances Gilson, born November 24, 1845; married 
October 22, 1867, M. S. Brown, of Brighton, Illinois. 

9 ^Sarah Gilson born March 9, 1847; died July l6, 1848. 



9 *Martha (Meriwether Lewis) Gilson, born at Brighton, Il- 
linois, May 24, 1849; received into Presbyterian church in 
1864; educated at Monticello Seminary, Godfrey, Illinois; 
married Hugh Henry Herdman, born in New York, March 
25, 1841; married December 14, 1871; now a grain mer- 
chant of Morrisonville, Illinois. Mrs. Herdman is a mem- 
ber of the Springfield, Illinois, chapter of the Daughters 
of the American Revolution and of the Loyal Lewis Legion, 
and lover of family history. 

9 ^Edward Payson Gilson, born July 19, 1851, educated at 
Carlinsville and Chicago, Illinois. Resides at Brighton, 
Illinois, unmarried. 

9 ^George Herbert Gilson, M. D., born September 15, 1853; in 
1883 was married to Mary Preston who died in 1888. He 
was educated at Blackburn College and St. Louis Medical 
College; having completed his medical course in 1876. He 
practiced his profession in Illinois nearly thirty years; a 
member of American Medical Association ; honorary mem- 
ber of Macoupin county, Illinois, Medical Society; a resi- 
dent of Raymond, Illinois, where he died November 17, 

9 '^David Henry Gilson born November 30, 1854, died Septem- 
ber 7, 1857, at Brighton, Illinois. 
The above seven were children of James W. Gilson and 

Marion Wood Meriwether. 

9 ^Wm. E. Atmore, born November 28, 1854. 

9 ^Charles P. Atmore, born December 5, 1856. 

9 ^Mary Lloyd Atmore, born December 8, 1858. 

9 ^Ajinie Atmore, born December 8, 1859; married December 
8, 1880, Paul Caine, born July 11, 1859, son of John 
Strange Caine and Amanda Matilda Pepper, of Louisville, 
Kentucky. Their children are: 
10 1 Sydney Atmore Caine, born June 26, 1883. 
10 ^Idelle Meriwether Caine, born August 3, 1884. 

Children of H. H. Herdman and Martha M. L. Gilson, of 
Morrisonville, Illinois; 
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10 ^Marion Gilson Herdman, born June 1, 1873, baptized 
August 3, 1884; graduated from Monticello Semi- 
nary, June 7, 1892; died at Crawfordsville, Indiana, 
October 12, 1895; buried at Morrisonville, Illinois. 

10 ^Hugh Henry Herdman, Jr., born November 11, 1875, 
baptized August 3, 1884; graduate of Morrisonville 
High School, 1892; A. B. Wabash College, 1896; M. 
A. degree, Columbia University, New York City, Sep- 
tember, 1899; appointed to chair in English in Port- 
land Academy, Portland, Oregon, where he is still 
teaching; chairman executive committee Lewis Day, 
August 12, 1905, at Lewis and Clark Exposition; mem- 
ber Presbyterian church, Crawfordsville, Indiana. 

10 ^Jessie Weir Herdman, born March 2, 1881, died No- 
vember 10, 1881. 

10 ■* Albert Meriwether Herdman, born September 15, 
1883; attended Holbrook Military Academy and Wa- 
bash College, 1903, 1904, 1905; manager Athletic 
Track Team. 

10 ^Ellis Francis Herdman, born March 18, 1886, at Mor- 
risonville, Illinois; died June 10, 1887. 


5 Sarah Lewis, about whom we have been able to learn so 
little, was the daughter of Robert of Belvoir; married Dr. Wal- 
ler Lewis, born September 11, 1739, died in Spottsylvania 
county, Virginia, last of January, 1808; son of Zachary and 
brother of John Lewis, "the honest lawyer," who married her 
sister Ann. They had issue as follows: 

6 ^Waller Lewis, Jr., married Sarah , removed to Ken- 
tucky, and died May 8, 1818, postofEce, Russellville, Ken- 
6 2 Charles Lewis from whom Lewis Store, Spottsylvania, is 
named, married Susan Waller, probably a daughter of Wm. 
Waller, of Waller's Tavern; removed to Lynchburg, Vir- 
ginia, and died February 2, 1822. 



6 ^Ann Lewis^ born August 2], 1769^ married Samuel Hill of 
Spottsylvania county, Virginia, who was a brother to John 
Hill who married Mary Waller Lewis, daughter of Colonel 
Zachary and Ann (Terrell) Lewis. Mary Waller Lewis 
was a sister of Reverend Addison Murdock Lewis, grand- 
father to Dr. M. D. Lewis, now of Columbia, Missouri. 
Samuel Hill and wife removed to Kentucky, postoffice, Rus- 
selville, Kentucky. 

6 ^Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of Dr. Waller Lewis and his wife 
Sarah Lewis, born 1772, married 1791 in Spottsylvania 
county, Virginia, John Woolfolk, born September 9, 1760, 
son of John Woolfolk, Sr., who was a son of Joseph Wool- 
folk. John Woolfolk, Sr., born November 6, 1727, died 
January 13, 1816, married about 1750, Elizabeth Wiggles- 
worth, daughter of John and Mary Wigglesworth, born 
March 23, 1732. John Woolfolk, Jr., emigrated to Chris- 
tian county, Kentucky, in 1811, where his wife died and 
he moved to Boone county, Missouri, in 1835, where he died 
October 11, 1843, and was buried near Deer Park on the 
farm of his son Waller Lewis Woolfolk, now owned by 
his grandson, Robert Henry Woolfolk. 

6 ^Lucy Lewis, daughter of Dr. Waller and Sarah Lewis, mar- 
ried John Wigglesworth of Spottsylvania county, Virginia. 

6 ^Dorothea, daughter of Dr. Waller and Sarah Lewis, married 
Dr. Harris Coleman of Nelson county, Virgina. 

6 "^Sallie or Dolly Lewis; no record. 

7 ^William Lewis, son of Waller Lewis Jr., resided in Hopkjns- 

ville, Kentucky. 

7 ^Robert Hill, son of Ann Lewis and Samuel Hill, and grand- 
son of Waller and Sarah Lewis, born at Russelville, Ken- 

7 ^Dorothea Lewis Hill, daughter of Samuel Hill and Ann 
Lewis, as above, married Henry Wood Meriwether, son of 
David Wood Meriwether and Mary Lewis. 

7 ^Ann Waller Woolfolk, daughter of Elizabeth Lewis and 
John Woolfolk, and granddaughter of Waller and Sarah 



Lewis, born in Spottsylvania county, Virginia, October, 

1792, married in Kentucky in 1821, Judge Benjamin 
Young of Callaway county, Missouri. 

7 -Waller Lewis Woolfolk, son of Elizabeth Lewis and John 
Woolfolk, as above, born in Spottsylvania county, Virginia, 
March 19, 1794; removed with his jjarents to Christian 
countj'^, Kentucky, in 1811; married December 12, I8I6, 
his cousin, Maria Susannah Woolfolk daughter of Elijah 
and Phoebe Woolfolk. Maria was born in Scott county, 
Kentucky, February 10, 1796- They moved to Boone 
county, Missouri, in 1834, where she died April 25, 1857, 
and he died October 22, 1874. 

7 ^Elizabeth W^oolfolk, daughter of Elizabeth Lewis and John 
Woolfolk, and granddaughter of Waller and Sarah Lewis, 
born December 2, 1797, in Spottsylvania county, Virginia, 
married in Christian county, Kentucky, October I6, 1823, 
Thomas Beazley, Rev. Wm. Tandy performing the cere- 
mony. She came with her husband to his home in Boone 
county, Missouri, where she died September 30, 1852. 
Thomas Beazley was born in Spottsylvania county, Vir- 
ginia, fourteen miles south of P'redericksburg on March I6, 

1793, and died at his residence eight miles south of Colum- 
bia, Missouri, July 11, 1879- His father was from Eng- 
land and married in Spottsylvania county, Virginia, a Miss 
Carleton daughter of Ambrose Carleton and sister to 
Catherine Carleton who married Richard Estes. It is 
stated in the obituary of Mr. Beazley that his father and 
his wife's father were soldiers in the Revolutionary War. 
He enlisted as a private in the War of 1812, in the United 
States Army serving with the first regiment of Virginia 
Volunteers, Colonel Stapleton Crutchfield, Brigadier-Gen- 
eral Madison, brother of the President, commanding Brig- 
ade. Mr. Beazley drew a pension for several years before 
his death for services in the War of 1812. He united with 
the Bonne Femme Baptist church July 6, 1823, and was a 
deacon for more than forty years. 



^Sarah Woolfolk, daughter of John Woolfolk and Elizabeth 
Lewis, and granddaughter of Waller and Sarah Lewis, 
born in Spottsjdvania county, Virginia, moved with her 
pareilts to Christian county, Kentucky, in 1811; married 
Joseph Holaday, born in Fayette county, Kentucky, 1791; 
fourth child of Stephen Holaday and Ann (Hickman) 
Holaday. She was a daughter of James and Hannah 
(Lewis) Hickman of Culpepper county, Virginia. 

^Dr. John Woolfolk, son of Elizabeth Lewis and John Wool- 
folk, and grandson of Waller and Sarah Lewis, born in 
Virginia, moved to Kentucky and from there to St. Louis, 
Missouri, where he died, unmarried, in 1834. 

•"Mary Woolfolk, daughter of Elizabeth Lewis and John W^ool" 
folk, and granddaughter of Waller and Sarah Lewis, born 
in Spottsylvania county, Virginia ; married in Kentucky, 
Washington Mansfield, and lived and died in Kentucky. 

^Charles Woolfolk, son of Elizabeth Lewis and John Wool- 
folk, and grandson of Waller and Sarah Lewis, born 1804, 
in Virginia ; moved to Kentucky and married Polly Ann 
Payne, and moved to Missouri. Aunt Polly Ann in now liv- 
ing with her daughter in Henry county, Missouri, being over 
ninety years of age. 

^Alice Woolfolk, daughter of Elizabeth Lewis and John Wool- 
folk, and granddaughter of Waller and Sarah Lewis, bom 
in Spottsylvania count}', Virginia, August 15, 1806; mar- 
ried at Pembroke, Kentucky, December 7, 1826, Wm. 
Henry Tandy, born September 24, 1806, son of Mills and 
Amelia (Graves) Tandy, son of Henry Tandy and Ann 
Mills, son of Roger and Sarah (Quarles) Tandy from 
Orange county, Virginia. Wm. H. Tandy moved from 
Kentucky to Adams county, Illinois, in 1833, where he died 
July 29, 1864, and his wife died February 8, 1878. 

^Lucy Wigglesworth, daughter of Lucy Lewis and John Wig- 
glesworth, and granddaughter of Waller and Sarah Lewis, 
married Warren Wigglesworth of Spottsylvania county, 



7 ^Dorothea Wigglesworth married Peter Dudley of Spottsyl- 
vania county, Virginia. They lived before the "war be- 
tween the states" near Twyman's Store; they afterwards 
moved to Texas and died there. • 

7 ^Sarah Wigglesworth, daughter of John Wigglesworth and 
Lucy Lewis, married Henry Duerson. They left only one 
child, a daughter — Sarah Wigglesworth, who married a 
Baptiste by name. It is not known whether or not he be- 
longed to the Baptist church, nor is it known whether or not 
the left any children. Mrs. Baptiste's postofEce is Dulce, 
Albemarle county, Virginia. 

7 ■* Elizabeth Wigglesworth, daughter of John and Lucy Wig- 

glesworth, married H. B. White, who, Mrs. Baptiste says, 
left quite a number of children, all of whom reside in Geor- 

8 ^Ann Eliza Young, daughter of Ann Waller Woolfolk and 

Judge Benjamin Young and great-granddaughter of Wal- 
ler and Sarah Lewis, born October 5, 1822, married Wm. 
M. George, May, 1841. She now lives in Dallas, Texas. 

8 ^Martha Virginia Young, daughter of Ann Waller Woolfolk 
and Judge Benjamin Young and granddaughter of Waller 
and Sarah Lewis, born 1829^ married Alfred Moore of Ful- 
ton, Missouri, about 1850. He was killed in war and she 
married second Fountain Letcher, residence Fresno, Califor- 

8 ^Claudius IMarcellas Woolfolk, son of Waller Lewis Wool- 
folk, and his wife, Maria Susannah Woolfolk and great- 
grandson of Waller and Sarah Lewis, born in Scott count)', 
Kentucky, September l6, 1817, married Adeline Hefiin. 

8 -John Edwin Woolfolk, son of Waller Lewis Woolfolk and his 
wife Mariah Susannah Woolfolk, and great-grandson of 
Waller and Sarah Lewis, born November 27, 1819, married 
Bettie Wright. 

8 •''Elizabeth Emiline Woolfolk, daughter of Waller Lewis Wool- 
folk and his wife Mariah Susannah Woolfolk, and greot- 
granddaughter of Waller Lewis and Sarah Lewis, born 



March 19, 1821 in Kentucky, married October 18, 1844, 
Michael Fisher, Sr., born August 17, 1811 near Moorefield, 
West Virginia; now living with his daughter, ^Irs. Laura 
Williams in Boone county; his wife died September 24, 

8 -^Waller Lewis Woolfolk, Jr., son of Waller Lewis \A'oolfolk 
and his wife Mariah Susannah Woolfolk, and great-grand- 
son of Waller and Sarah Lewis, born December 7, 1824. 

8 ^Charles Elijah Woolfolk, born May 19, 1827, married Susan 
Abel, also son of Waller Lewis Woolfolk and his wife Sus- 

8 ^Robert Henry Woolfolk, son of Waller Lewis Woolfolk and 
his wife Mariah Susannah Woolfolk, and great-grandson 
of Waller and Sarah Lewis, married Elizabeth Slaughter, 
daughter of John Hampton Slaughter and Sarah Reid of 
Kentucky. Resides near Deer Park, Missouri. 

8 "Phoebe Ann Woolfolk, daughter of Waller Lewis Woolfolk 
and his wife, Mariah Susannah Woolfolk, and great-grand- 
daughter of Waller and Sarah Lewis, married Michael Fish- 
er as his second wife (his first wife being her sister Emi- 
line), January 4, 1853. They lived in Boone counts' near 
Bonne Femme. She died 1899- 

8 s Mariah Lewis Woolfolk, daughter of Waller Lewis Woolfolk 
and his wife Mariah Susannah Woolfolk, married Joseph 

8 1 Elizabeth Lewis Beazley, daughter of Elizabeth Woolfolk 
and her husband, Thomas Beazley, and great-granddaughter 
of W^aller and Sarah Lewis, bom near Rockbridge, Boone 
county, Missouri, August 20, 1824; married 1846 Stephen 
Watkins, son of John Watkins of Kentucky. He was a law- 
yer and Circuit Judge of Sullivan county, Missouri. She 
died in Columbia, Missouri, June 24, 1905. 

8 ^William Wallace Beazley, son of Elizabeth Woolfolk and her 
husband Thomas Beazley, and great-grandson of Waller and 
Sarah Lewis, born October 17, 1826, married, first his cousin 
Ellen Woolfolk, daughter of Charles, and second, Emma 



Johnston, daughter of J. T. M. Johnston. Mr. Beazley was 
Surveyor of Boone county for several years. Residence Wil" 
low Springs, Missouri. 

8 "John Woolfolk Beazley, son of Elizabeth Woolfolk and her 
husband, Thomas Beazley, and great-grandson of Waller 
and Sarah Lewis, born October 19, 1828, married December 
20, 1855, Sallie Lynes, daughter of Madison Lynes. He 
died May 24 1862. 

8 ^Mary Catherine Beazley, daughter of Elizabeth Woolfolk and 
her husband Thomas Beazley, and great-granddaughter of 
Waller and Sarah Lewis, born in Boone county, Missouri, 
July 19, 1831; married her cousin Adrain Tandy, at the 
home of her parents near Rockbridge, Boone county, Mis- 
souri; married by Rev. Dr. David Doyle, June 5, 1851 ; died 
at her home in Columbia, October 28, 1901. She was a no- 
ble, faithful christian woman for more than fifty years, and 
in generations to come, wherever her memory is known, pos- 
terity will rise up and call her blessed. 

8 ■''Reuben Gant Beazley, son of Elizabeth Woolfolk and her 
husband, Thomas Beazley, and great-grandson of Wal- 
ler and Sarah Lewis, died young. 

8 *^' Robert Thomas Beazley, son of Elizabeth Woolfolk and her 
husband Thomas Beazley, and great-grandson of Waller 
and Sarah Lewis, born July 18, 1834, married in Henry 
county, Missouri, December 4, 1866, Olivia Perry, daughter 
of Wm. Perry. They both now live on their farm adjoin- 
ing his father's in Boone county, Missouri. 

8 'Henry Lewis Beazlej'^, son of Elizabeth Woolfolk and her 
husband Thomas Beazley, and great-grandson of Waller and 
Sarah Lewis, born in Boone county, Missouri, September 
11, 1836, married first in Illinois, Mary Scott, and married 
second Anna Emmitt, daughter of Judge Emmitt of Ohio. 
He died in Kansas City, Missouri, March 18, 1906. 

8 ^Richard Estes Beazley, son of Elizabeth Woolfolk and her 
husband Thomas Beazley, and great-grandson of Waller and 



Sarah Lewis, born November 29, 1838, married Alice Mc- 
Conathy, daughter of James McConathy and Miss Todd of 
Boone county, Missouri, who was the father of Sallie Mc- 
Conathy who married Dr. A. W. McAlester of Columbia. 
They are now living at Seymour, Missouri. 

8 Stephen Holladay; James Holladay, born in Kentucky, mar- 
ried McLane; Wm. Holladay; Betsy Holladay, married C. 
Ferguson; John Holladay; Sally Holladay, married John 
McCalla; Benjamin Holladay, married A. E. Brown in Ken- 
tucky, 1855; David Holladay, died young; Lewis Holladay, 

married Brown, sister of his brother's wife; Marie 

Holladay, married McPike, resides in Pike county, Missouri 
children of Sarah WoolfoUc and Joseph Holladay. 

8 Ann Mansfield, born in Kentucky, and Erskin Mansfield, chil- 
dren of Mary Woolfolk and her husband, Washington Man- 
field, and great-grandchildren of Waller and Sarah Lewis. 

8 ^Angeline Woolfolk, daughter of Charles Woolfolk and Polly 
Ann Payne. 

8 ^Ellen Woolfolk, married her cousin, W. W. Beazley. 

8 3Wm. Woolfolk. 

8 ^Elizabeth Woolfolk, married first Julius Wall, married sec- 
ond, Bass. 

8 ^John Lewis Woolfolk, born November 4, 1850, married No- 
vember 20, 1878, Alice V. Dawson of St. Louis county. Now 
a wealthy and influential citizen of Kansas City, Missouri. 

S ^Narcissa Woolfolk, 

8 "Charles Woolfolk. 

8 ^'Sallie Woolfolk, daughter of Charles Woolfolk and Polly Ann 
Payne, married in the Spring of 1865, James Mason Avery, 
born in Henry county, Missouri, June 7, 1838, died at Clin- 
ton, Missouri, November 23, 1903. When the first Baptist 
Church of Clinton was organized September l6, 1866, he 
was received into its membership, was elected one of its first 
deacons, and filled the office of deacon, trustee and Simday 
School teacher during his entire Church life. 
The foregoing eight are children of Charles Woolfolk and 

Polly Ann Payne. 



8 ^Catherine Virginia Tandy, daughter of Alice Woolfolk and 
her husband William Henry Tandy, and great-granddaugh- 
ter of Waller and Sarah Lewis, born in Kentucky, October 
31, 1827, married in Adams county, Illinois December 26, 
1847, John Franklin Richards born in Virginia, died in Ill- 
inois, 1902. 

8 ^Adrain Tandy, son of Alice Woolfolk and her husband, Wil- 
liam Henry Tandy, and great-grandson of Waller and Sa- 
rah Lewis, born in Kentucky May 19, 1831, married his 
cousin, Mary Catherine Beazley. He died August 14, 1878 
at his residence near Rockbridge, Boone county, Missouri, 
and was buried at Bethel Cemetery. His parents removed 
from Kentucky to Adams county, Illinois, where he was 
reared to manhood. He came to Boone county, Missouri, in 
1850, where he married June 5, 1851. He was a successful 
teacher, farmer and inventor, a faithful member of the 
Bonne Femme Baptist church for twenty years. His con- 
tributions to the columns of the Central Baptist, were able 
deductions of the doctrinal truths to which he adhered. 

8 ^Herbert Lewis Tandy, son of Alice Woolfolk and her hus- 
band, William Henry Tandy, and great-grandson of Wal- 
ler and Sarah Lewis, born in Kentucky, August 1, 1833; 
married December 12, 1854, in Adams county, Illinois, Ce- 
rilla Lewis, daughter of Giles Lewis and Sophronia Dan- 
iels. He is also a faithful worker in his Master's Cause. 
He and his wife are both living near Adams postoffice, 
beloved and respected by all who know them. He is a far- 
mer and fruit grower, 

8 ^John Mills Tandy, born in Illinois, September 16, 1835, died 
May 16, 1839. 

8 ^Amelia Ann Tandy daughter of Alice Woolfolk and her hus- 
band, William Henry Tandy, and great-granddaughter of 
Waller and Sarah Lewis, born in Illinois, January 7, 1838, 
died July 10, 1839- 

8 ^Mary Alice Tandy, born in Illinois, April 10, 1841; married 
July 17, 1861, in Adams county, Illinois, William A. Wal- 



lace, born in Ohio died in Denver, Colorado. 

8 "William Henry Tandy son of Alice Woolfolk and her hus- 
band Wm. Henry Tandy, and great-grandson of Waller and 
Sarah Lewis, born in Illinois, August 10, 1843; enlisted in 
the 99th Illinois Volunteers, Col. John Wood's regiment, 
and was killed at Memphis, Tennessee. 

8 ^Louisa Emily Tandy, born in Illinois, January 17, 1846; mar" 
ried October 4, 1868, William Conantz died January 9- 

8 ^Mark Tandy, son of Alice Woolfolk and her husband William 
Henry Tandy, and great-grandson of Waller and Sa- 
rah Lewis, born in Adams county, Illinois, April 18, 1848; 
married November 1, 1869^ Lavira Tibbets. She is the great- 
great-great-granddaughter of Joseph and Ann (Enos) Case 
of Hartford, Connecticut. They are now living in Dallas 
City, Illinois, where he is a prominent hardware merchant. 

8 A daughter of Lucy Wigglesworth and her husband, Warren, 
is said to have married W. G. Miller of Richmond, Virginia. 

8 Sarah Dudley, daughter of Dorothea Wigglesworth and Peter 

Dudley, and great-granddaughter of Waller and Sarah Lew- 
is through their daughter Lucy, married Charles K. Battalia, 
originally from Caroline county, Virginia. 

9 Rev. Benj. Y. George, son of Ann Eliza Young and her hus- 

band Wm. M. George, and great-great-grandson of Waller 
and Sarah Lewis through their daughter, Elizabeth, born 
near Fulton, Callaway county, Missouri, June 3, 1843; mar- 
ried in Columbia, Missouri, January 27, 1869; Adaline Gil- 
man, born in Washington District of Columbia, January 
22, 1851, Now located at Elmwood, Illinois. 

9 ^ Scott Woolfolk, married Minerva Owens. 

9 ^Lucien Woolfolk, married Ellen Rouse. 

9 ^William Walter Woolfolk; married Alice Elkins, sister to N. 
B. Elkins of Columbia, Missouri. 

9 ^Warren Woolfolk, married Price Paxton — all four of whom 
are children of Claudius Marcellus Woolfolk and his wife 
Adaline Heflin, and great-great-grandchildren of Waller 



and Sarah Lewis. 

9 ^ Annie Maria Fisher, daughter of Elizabeth Emiline Wool- 
folk and her husband Michael Fisher, and great-great- 
granddaughter of Waller and Sarah Lewis, married W. U. 
Billingsly and reside in Boone county, Missouri. 

9 ^Susannah Fisher, daughter of Elizabeth Emiline Woolfolk, 
and her husband, Michael Fisher, and great-great-grand- 
daughter of Waller and Sarah Lewis; married in Boone 
coimty, Missouri, W. T. Cunningham of Virginia, residence 
Columbia, Missouri. 

9 -Sallie Fisher, descent as above, married Paul Hume of Cal- 
laway county, Missouri. 

9 ^ Lewis Thompson Woolfolk, son of Charles Elijah Woolfolk 
and his wife Susan Abel, and great-great-grandson of Wal- 
ler and Sarah Lewis, married Lola Matheny; residence, 
Atchison, Kansas ; issue, two children. 

9 ^Louise Woolfolk, daughter of Robert Henry Woolfolk and 
his wife Elizabeth Slaughter, and great-great-granddaugh- 
ter of Waller and Sarah Lewis, unmarried ; residence with 
her parents. Deer Park, Missouri. 

9 ^Paul E. Woolfolk, same descent as above, born February, 
1 866, in Boone county, Missouri ; married Flora Emmett, 
daughter of David Emmett; residence in Evansville, Indi- 

9 ■'Mark Woolfolk, son of Robert Henry Woolfolk and his wife, 
Elizabeth Slaughter, and great-great-grandson of Waller 
and Sarah Lewis, born and died 1868. 

9 ^Mary and -^Elizabeth Woolfolk, twins, born June 1874; Mary 
died 1876; Elizabeth married her cousin Waller Joseph 
Fleming and resides in Jefferson City, Missouri. He died 
January, 1905. She married second, D. D. Henry of Jef- 
ferson City, Missouri. 

9 ^Esther Woolfolk, born January, 1876, died young. The de- 
scent of last three is the same as Mark, above. 

9 Wm. Fisher, dead; Charles Fisher, dead; Michael Fisher mar- 
ried Baker; Clarence Fisher married Mattie Allen; 



Mary Fisher married Dr. J. O. Grubbs. She died 1899- 
Laura Fisher married Benjamin Williams, son of Isom Wil- 
iams of Boone county, Missouri. — These six above are all 
children of Michael Fisher and his wife, Phoebe Ann Wool- 
folk, and great-great-grandchildren of Waller and Sarah 

9 1 Stella Fleming, daughter of Joseph Fleming and Maria 
Woolfolk, and great-great-granddaughter of Waller and Sa- 
rah Lewis, married Wettlesby. 

9 ^Waller Joseph Fleming, descent same as above, married Eliz- 
abeth Woolfolk. 

9 ^Mary E. Watkins, daughter of Stephen Watkins and his wife 
Elizabeth Beazley, and great-great-granddaughter of Wal- 
ler and Sarah Lewis, married May 24, 1883, Marshall 
Hultz, who died 1891. Mrs. Hultz resides in Columbia, 

9 ^John Thomas Watkins married January' 24, 1884, Fannie G. 
Lane. He is a farmer near Browning, Linn county, Mis- 

9 ^Robert Watkins, born and reared in Boone county, Missouri; 
now living near Temple, Oklahoma, unmarried. 

9 ^ flattie Watkins, born in Boone county, married March S, 
1886, John L. Dodd, a farmer of Boone county, Missouri. 

9 '^Edward Lewis Watkins, married March 4, 1887, Gertrude 
Armstrong and resides near Gallup, New Mexico. 

9 ^ Alice Beazley, daughter of Wm. Wallace Beazley and his 
wife Ellen Woolfolk, and great-great-granddaughter of 
Waller and Sarah Lewis ; married Thomas Ragland. 

9 ^Mary Beazley married Jacob Johnston, brother to her father's 
second wife. 

9 '^Edgar Beazley resides in Howell county, Missouri. 

9 '^Hattie Beazley, daughter of Wm. W. Beazley and Emma 
Johnston, born September 26, 1873, in Boone county, Mis- 
souri, married September 14, 1904, Nathaniel Dodd. 

9 'Minerva Beazley born January 6, 1875, married December 
22, 1897, W. D. Hart of Hartsburg, Missouri. 



9 ® Archibald Beazley, born March 17, 1876. 

9 ^Noah Beazley, no record. 

9 ^Frederick Beazley, unmarried; residence, Willow Springs, 

9 ^Thomas L. Beazley, son of John Woolfolk Beazley and his 
wife Sally Lynes, and great-great-grandson of Waller and 
Sarah Lewis, born in Boone county, Missouri, April 28, 
1858; residence Boone county, Missouri, unmarried. 

9 ^James D. Beazley descent same as that of Thomas, born Feb- 
ruary 8, I860, died March l6, 1906. 

9 "Sarah E. Beazley (Betty), descent same as above, born April 
16, 1862, unmarried. 

9 ^William Tandy, son of Adrian Tandy and his wife Mary 
Catherine Beazley, and great-great-grandson of Waller and 
Sarah Lewis, born June 23, 1852, died March 7, 1868. 

9 ^Charles Tandy, bom March 22, 1854, died in Illinois, March 
16, 1876. 

9 ^Ann Elizabeth Tandy born in Boone county, Missouri, March 
31, 1855, married October 17, 1878 at the home of her par- 
ents near Rockbridge, Boone county, Wm. S. Johnston, son 
of Jacob and Pauline (Payne) Johnston, son of Captain 
Wm. and Rebecca (Spears) Johnston, son of Robert John- 
ston and Peggy McClannahan Mr. W. S. Johnston is now 
proprietor of the Athens, Columbia, Missouri. Mrs. John- 
ston is a woman of striking personality and fine intelligence, 
deeply interested in family history. 

9 ^Ephraim Tandy, born April 8, 1857; died September 30, 

9 ^Robert Thomas Tandy, son of Adrain Tandy and his wife 
Mary Catherine Beazley, and great-great-grandson of Wal- 
ler and Sarah Lewis, born April 6, 1859, near Rockbridge, 
Boone county, Missouri; married March 4, 1885, Lura May 
Boulton, born Feb. 11, 1858, daughter of John Rice and 
Margaretta (Estes) Boulton of Boone county, Missouri. R. 
T. Tandy resides 705 Tandy avenue, Columbia, Missouri; 
is now a live stock dealer and owner of fine stock; formerly 



farmer and merchant. , 

9 ^Henry Herbert Tandy, born June 21, 1861, married Novem- 
ber 29, 1899, Grace T. Jackson of Horton, Kansas, born 
in Hancock county, Illinois, July 5, 1874, daughter of J. 
H. and Sarah Jackson now of Lawrence, Kansas. H. H. 
Tandy is one of Columbia's substantial and representative 
citizens. Owns large property interests in Columbia and 
Boone county. He also conducts a large lime, cement and 
plaster business and has recently established a lumber yard 
at Hallsville, Boone county, Missouri. 

9 ^Richard Tandy, born April 15, 1865; unmarried. 

9 ^John Lewis Tandy, born July 8, 1868; unmarried, and is 
proprietor of a furniture store in Horton, Kansas, but re- 
sides in Kansas City, where he manufactures and sells the 
National Display Cabinet, and Sanitary Folding Bed, of 
which he is the inventor. 

9 "Felix Adrain Tandy, born September 10, 1870, married No- 
vember 8, 1893, Eva Dodd, born December 23, 1871; he 
lives at his father's old homestead, which he owns ; he is also 
a member of Tandy Brothers Lumber Co. 

9 ^*^Mary Alice Tandy, born April 25, 1874; unmarried and re- 
sides with her sister, Mrs. W. S. Johnston, at "The Athens," 
Columbia, Missouri, a lady of decisive opinions and sterling 

9 ^^Mark Tandy, born January 7, 1876, married May 12, 1897, 
Cora Christian, born near Ashland, ]\Iissouri. He is a far- 
mer and lumber dealer. 

All the eleven of the foregoing of the Tandy name are of 
the same descent as that given to William and Robert Thom- 
as Tandy. 

9 ^Infant son of Robert Thomas Beazley and his wife, Olivia 
Perry, died in infancy. 

9 ^Mary Ella Beazley, daughter of Robert Thomas Beazley and 
his wife Olivia Perry, and great-great-granddaughter of 
Waller and Sarah Lewis, born November 17, 1868; unmar- 



9 ^Arthur Perry Beazley, born August 25, 1870; married Hattie 
Bartlow of Horton, Kansas; residence, Horton, Kansas. 

9 ^John Beazley, born March 7, 1874; married Cora Pearman ; 
resides in Boone county, Missouri. 

9 ^Bessie Beazley, twin, born February 19, 1877; dead. 

9 ^Anna Beazley, twin, born February 19, 1877, is now a sales- 
lady for A. Fredendall, Columbia, Mo. 

9 "Robert Beazley, died j'oung. 

All of the above name of Beazley are children of Robert 

Thomas and Olivia Perry Beazley, and great-great-grandchil- 
dren of Waller and Sarah Lewis. 

9 ^Everett Beazley, son of Richard Estes Beazley and his wife 
Alice McConathy, and great-great-grandson of Waller and 
Sarah Lewis, married Olive Lowe Wood of Winona, Mis- 
souri. He is now a merchant in Winona. 

9 ^Lillian Beazley married William ]\Iantz ; residence. West 
Plains, Missouri. 

9 ^ Mabel Claire Beazley, married J. H. Livingston. 

9 ^Lewis Beazley. 

9 Julius Wall and Eugene Wall, children of Elizabeth Wool- 
folk by her first marriage with Julius Wall. Eugene Wall 
resides in Windsor, Missouri. They are great-great-grand- 
children of Waller and Sarah Lewis. 

9 Sallie Bass and Kate Bass, children of Elizabeth Woolfolk 
by her second marriage with Bass. They married Hayden 
and Carmichael, respectively. The latter resides in Henry 
county, INIissouri. They are great-great-grandchildren of 
Waller and Sarah Lewis. 

9 Mary Woolfolk, daughter of John L. and Alice V. Woolfolk, 
born January 12, 1880; married November 20, 1902, Beverly 
C. Piatt of Kansas City, Missouri. 

9 ^Ella C. Avery, daughter of Sallie Woolfolk and her husband 
Mason Avery, and great-great-granddaughter of Waller and 
Sarah Lewis, married Robert Edgar Lewis, now judge of 
District court, Colorado Springs, Colorado, who is descended 
from Charles Lewis and Mary Howell. 

9 ^Charles Avery, residence, Clinton, INIissouri. 

9 ^Belle Avery, married William Livingston, residence, Windsor, 




9 * Frank Avery, residence, Memphis, Tennessee. 

All of whom are children of Mason Avery and his wife Sal- 
lie Woolfolk, and great-great-grandchildren of Waller and Sa- 
rah Lewis. 

9 ^Effie Richards married Dr. Cranston, Indian Territory. 
9 ^Amelia Richards married Dr. Durant of Topeka, Kansas. 
9 ^Ellodie Richards married Mr. Reade, residence, Galesburg, 

9 ^Dr. Walter Richards married Mary Willis, residence, Quincy, 


All children of Catherine Virginia Tandy and her hus- 
band, John Franklin Richards and great-great-grandchildren of 
Waller and Sarah Lewis. 

9 ^Annetta Tandy married Robert Beckett of Adams coimty, 
Illinois, residence, Deerfield, Kansas. 

9 2 Ellen Tandy married Rev. Charles H. Hands, late of Con- 
necticut now pastor of Forest Grove Church, St. Louis, Mis- 

9 ^Cerilla Tandy married E. B. Harkness and lives in Lakin, 

9 ^Sophronia Tandy married R. V. Elliott, residence, University 
Place, Nebraska. 

9 ^ Elmer Tandy married Mary Sexton, residence the old Tandy 
Homestead, Adams county, Illinois. She died January, 
1905, leaving several children. 

9 ^Louise Tandy married Frank Bradshaw, residence, Philips- 
burg, Montana. 

9 'Amelia Tandy, unmarried; on account of her health now re- 
sides in Denver, Colorado. 

9 ^William H. Tandy married Myra Nipher, postoffice Dunn, 

9 ^Mamie Tandy resides with parents in Adams county, Illinois, 
All children of Herbert Lewis Tandy and his wife Cerilla 

Lewis and great-great-grandchildren of Waller and Sarah Lewis. 
6 81 


9 William Wallace died young; Elodie Wallace; Mattie Wal- 
lace, dead; Frank Wallace; Florence Wallace — children of 
Mary Alice Tandy and her husband Wm. A. Wallace and 
great-great-grandchildren of Waller and Sarah Lewis, resi- 
dence, Denver, Colorado. 

9 Hay Batt<nile; Fitzhugh Battaile; Edwin Battaile; Eleanor 

Battaile; Madison Battaile; Rosalie Battaile; Francis Bat- 
taile; Charles Battaile — All children of Sarah Dudley and 
her husband Charles K. Battaile, originally from Caroline 
county, Virginia, and great-great-grandchildren of Waller 
Lewis and his wife Sarah Lewis. 

10 ^Margaret G. George, born in Columbia, Missouri, November 

25, 1869, married, April. 1895, W. T. Davidson of Lewis- 
ton, Illinois; died November 23, 1897. 
10 "Robert Dunbar George born in Columbia, January 12, 1873, 

married 1896, Bessie Bailey of Lewistown, Illinois, 
10 -^Anne Everett George, born in Columbia, July 12, 1878, now 
teaching in Illinois. 

Above three are children of Benjamin Y. George and his 
wife, Adeline Gilman, grandchildren of Wm. M. George and An- 
nie Eliza Young, great-grandchildren of Judge Benjamin Young- 
and Ann Waller Woolfolk, and great-great-great-grandchildren 
of Waller and Sarah Lewis. 

10 Lillian Billingsly, great-great-great-granddaughter of Wal- 
ler and Sarah Lewis through their daughter Elizabeth and 
John Woolfolk, Waller Lewis Woolfolk, Pheobe Ann Wool- 
folk and Michael Fisher, and Ann Maria Fisher and W. U. 
Billingsly ; died aged 2 years and 8 months. 

10 Kenneth Cunningham, same descent as Lillian Billingsly, 
born 1880, xinmarried, residence, JeflPerson City, Missouri. 

10 ^Mary Louise Woolfolk, born January l6, 1898. 

10 2Lewis Emmett Woolfolk, born May, 1901. 

10 3 Joseph Waller Woolfolk. born April 19, 1904. 

These three are great-great-great-grandchildren of Waller 

and Sarah Lewis, through their daughter Elizabeth, who married 

John Woolfolk, Waller Lewis Woolfolk, Robert Henry Wool- 




folk and Paul E. Woolfolk. 

10 ^Clarence Grubbs, Boone county, Missouri. 
10 ^Raymond Grubbs, Indian Territory. 
10 ^John O. Grubbs, Indian Territory. 

These three are great-great-great-grandchildren of Waller 
and Sarah Lewis, through their daughter, Elizabeth, who married 
John Woolfolk, Waller Lewis Woolfolk, Phoebe Ann Woolfolk 
and Michael Fisher, and ^lary Fisher who married Dr. Grubbs. 

10 ^Commodore P. Hultz, born June 2, 1881, unmarried, resi- 
dence. Temple, Oklahoma. 
10 ^Elizabeth Lewis Hultz born in Boone county, September 13, 
1885, now student in Missouri State University, Columbia, 
10 3Mary Hultz, born April 29, 1887, now Columbia High 

School student. 
10 ^M. J. Hultz, born January 13, 1891. 

These four are children of Mar}"^ E. Watkins and Marshall 
J. Hultz, grandchildren of Elizabeth Lewis Beazley, great- 
grandchildren of Elizabeth Woolfolk, great-great grandchildren 
of Elizabeth Lewis and John Woolfolk, and great-great-great- 
graridchildren of Waller and Sarah Lewis. 

10 Willie Watkins and^eith Watkins, children of John Thomas 
Watkins, Stephen Watkins, Elizabeth Woolfolk, Elizabeth 
Lewis, Waller and Sarali Lewis. 

10 Stella Lewis Dodd, Lena Dodd, Mattie Gertrude Dodd, Mary 
Elizabeth Dodd — children of John Dodd, Stephen Watkins, 
Elizabeth Woolfolk, Elizabeth Lewis, Waller and Sarah 

10 John Armstrong Watkins, born 1888; Lewis Hunt Watkins, 
born 1894 — children of Edward Lewis Watkins, Stephen 
Watkins, Elizabeth Woolfolk, Elizabeth Lewis, Waller and 
Sarah Lewis. 

10 Claude Ragland and Mary Ellen Ragland, children of Thom- 
as Ragland, Wm. Wallace Beasley, Elizabeth Woolfolk, 
Elizabeth Lewis, Waller and Sarah Lewis. 



10 Edgar Johnston, born 1882, son of Jacob Johnston, Wm. 
Wallace Beasley, Elizabeth Woolfolk^ Elizabeth Lewis, 
Waller and Sarah Lewis. 

10 Hallie Beasley, Wm. Henry Beasley, Earl Beasley — cliildren 
of Edgar Beasley, Wm. Wallace Beasley, Elizabeth Wool- 
folk, Elizabeth Lewis, ^A'aller and Sarah Lewis. 

10 Douglas Hart, born January 1899, Wallace Hart, born 
March 24, 1902, Catherine Hart, born December 31, 1904 
—children of W. D. Hart, Wm. W'allace Beasley, Elizabetli 
Woolfolk, Elizabeth Lewis, Waller and Sarah Lewis. 

10 ^ Leila Bryant Johnston, born in Boone county, Missouri, 
September 6, 1879; married Wm. Martin of Doniphan, Mis- 

10 2 Mary Pauline Johnston, born September 30, 1881; residence 
Athens Hotel, Columbia, Missouri. 

10 ^Margaret Bass Johnston, born February 25, 1885. 

10 ^Lucile Keller Johnston, born September 1, 1887. 

10 ^William Spears Johnston, born December 12, 1892. 

These five are children of Wm. S. Johnston, Mary Cather- 
ine Beasley, Elizabeth Woolfolk, Elizabeth Lewis, Waller and 

Sarah Lewis. 

10 1 Herbert Leroy Tandy, born May 9, 1886, died January 6, 
1898; buried at Bethel, Boone county, Missouri. 

10 2 Frances Lewis Tandy, born in Boone covmty, October 17, 
1887; now a student in Columbia High School. 

10 ^Ruth Estes Tandy, born in Columbia, February 5, 1891. 

10 ^Mary Elizabeth Tandy, born December 18, 1892. 

10 ^Excell Boulton Tandy, born February 1, 1895. 

10 ^Margaretta Tandy, born December 6, 1896. 

10 'Mabel Estelle Tandy, born December 8, 1898. 

10 8 William Berkeley Tandy, born March 6, 1902, died Au- 
gust 5, 1903, in Columbia, Missouri. 

These eight are children of R. T. Tandy, Adrian Tandy, 
Elizabeth Woolfolk, Elizabeth Lewis, Waller and Sarah 



10 ^Sarah Catherine Tandy, born May 17, 1903; Grace Truman 
Tandy, born December 1, 1905 in Columbia, Missouri; chil- 
dren of Henry Herbert Tandy, Adrian Tandy, Elizabeth 
Woolfolk, Elizabeth Lewis, Waller and Sarah Lewis. 

10 iWm. Henry Tandy, born April 26, 1899- 

10 2Mary Mildred Tandy, born September 10, 1902, 

10 ^Gladys, born February 24, 1905. 

These three are children of Felix Adrian Tandy, Adrian 

Tandy, Elizabeth Woolfolk, Elizabeth Lewis, Waller and Sarah 


10 Alma Tandy, born in Boone county, July l6, 1898; James 
Keith Tandy, born June 9, 1902 — children of Mark Tandy, 
Adrian Tandy, Elizabeth Woolfolk, Elizabeth Lewis^ Wal- 
ler and Sarah Lewis. 

10 Robert Beazley, born October 10, 1903, son of Arthur Perry 
Beazley, Robert Thomas Beazley, Elizabeth Woolfolk, 
Elizabeth Lewis, Waller and Sarah Lewis. 

10 Lucile Beazley, born April 11, 1898, daughter of John Beaz- 
ley, Robert Thomas Beazley, Elizabeth Woolfolk, Elizabeth 
Lewis, Waller and Sarah Lewis. 

10 Everett Beazley, Jr., and Margaret Alice Beazley — children 
of Everett Beazley, Richard Estes Beazley, Elizabeth Wool- 
folk, Elizabeth Lewis, Waller and Sarah Lewis. 

10 Herbert Mantz, Allene Mantz, Maria Mantz, Dorothea 
Mantz — children of William Mantz, Richard Estes Beaz- 
ley, Elizabeth Woolfolk, Elizabeth Lewis, Waller and Sarah 

10 Harold Livingston, Mildred Livingston, Vivion Livingston, 
Mabel Eunice Livingston, Harry Morris Livingston, Lewis 
Max Livingston — children of J. H. Livingston, Richard 
Estes Beazley, Elizabeth Woolfolk, Elizabeth Lewis, Wal- 
ler and Sarah Lewis. 

10 Mason A. Lewis, and a daughter whose name is unknown — 
children of Robert Edgar Lewis, Sallie Woolfolk, Charles 
Woolfolk, Elizabeth Lewis, Waller and Sarah Lewis. 



11 Randolph Gilliam, son of Marion Mildred Perkins, by first 
marriage with Richard Gilliam. 

11 Daniel Moncrek, Joseph Moncrek, John Moncrek, Rhett 
Moncrek, Mason jSIoncrek — children of Marion Mildred 
Perkins by second marriage with Moncrek, Joseph Perkins, 
Daniel Perkins, Jane Lewis Anderson, Jane Lewis and Ed- 
mund Anderson, William Lewis and Lucy Meriwether. 

11 Wm. G. Davidson, son of W. T. Davidson, Benjamin Y. 
George, Wm. M. George, Ann Waller Woolfolk, Elizabeth 
Lewis, and Waller and Sarah Lewis. 

11 Margaret Elizabeth George, born October 15, IPOI, daugh- 
ter of Robert Dunbar George, Benjamin Y. George, Wm. 
M. George, Ann Waller Woolfolk, Elizabeth Lewis, Waller 
and Sarah Lewis. 

1 1 Beazley Ragland, son of Claude Ragland, Thomas Ragland, 
Wm. Wallace Beazley, Elizabeth Woolfolk, Elizabeth Lewis* 
Waller and Sarah Lewis. 

11 Christopher Harold Martin^ son of Lelia and Wm. Martin, 
Ann Elizabeth Tandy, Adrian Tandy, Elizabeth Woolfolk, 
Elizabeth Lewis, Waller and Sarah Lewis. 


5 Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of Robert of Belvoir; married Rev. 

Robert Barret of Richmond, Virgina, rector of St. Matens 
Parish. She is mentioned in the will of her father as 
"Eliza Barret, deceased," and as that will was written in 
1757, it follows that she died young, as Robert Lewis did 
not marry until 1725; and Elizabeth was not one of the 
older children. There is no other record of her history, nor 
is it known how many children she left. The history of 
only one is known and that is very meager, though the de- 
scent from him has been preserved. 

6 ^Capt. Wm. Barret, born January 2, 1756, died February I6, 

1815; was so far as is known, the only child of Elizabeth 
Lewis Barret; married 1784, Dorothea Winston, removed 
to Kentucky, 1799, and settled on his farm, "Rockcastle." 

7 ^Ann Barret, born Louisa county, Virginia. May, 1786; mar- 

ried June, 1802, Genl. James Allen, died in Kentucky, 1842. 



General Allen served in Hopkins Division, Kentucky army in 

7 2 James Winston Barret, born Virginia, 1788; married Maria 

Allen in Kentucky, about 1812. He emigrated to Illinois 

in 1835; died about 1872. 
7 ^Mary Lee Barret; married Wm. Barret of Cumberland 

county, Kentucky, lived on a cotton and sugar plantation in 

Louisiana; owned a grant of land near Waco, Texas, died 

in St. Louis, January 1867. 
7 ^Wm. Derricoat Barret born in Virginia, 1790; married Eliza 

Allen, sister of his brother James' wife, died December 24, 


7 ^Dr. and Professor Richard Farril Barret, born in Green 

county, Kentucky, 1804, died April 16, I860; married Ma- 
ria Lewis Buckner, daughter of Judge Richard Aylett and 
Elizabeth Lewis Buckner, November 5, 1832, at her home 
"Clifford," Green county, Kentucky. 
The above five are children of Wm. Barret, Elizabeth Lewis. 

8 Rev. Richard H. Allen; residence, Philadephia, Pennsylvania; 

John R. Allen, married 1840, Elizabeth Robards Buckner — 
children of Gen. James Allen and Ann Barret, Wm. Barret, 
Elizabeth Lewis. 

8 ^Wm. Barret, born 1815, Green county, Kentucky, now of Vir- 
ginia City, Illinois. 

8 2Jas. A. Barret, colonel 10th Illinois Dragoons during Civil 

8 ^Richard F. Barret, Mexican War Veteran. 

8 *Dr. Edward Barret, died Troy, Missouri, 1850. 

8 ^Dr. Joseph Addison Barret; married Ellen Moore, daughter 
of John S. Moore, St. Louis. 
The above are children of Dr. Richard Farrell Barret. 

8 ^ Eliza Barret, married first, Johnson, married second, 

Pascal Enos, of Springfield, Illinois. 
8 ^Mary Barret, no record. 



8 ^Jane M. Barret married Charles Ridgley. 

The above three are children of Jas. Winston Barret, Wm. 
Barret, Elizabeth Lewis. 

8 ^Robert T. Barret, born 1823, Green county, Kentucky, died 
in Texas, 1861. 

8 2 John R. Barret, born 1825, Green county, Kentucky, mar- 
ried 1846, Eliza Simpson of Winchester, Kentucky. 

8 ^Dedie Nichols Barret, Louisville, Kentucky. 

8 ^Mary Barret, married Mathew Kenedy. 

8 ^Overton Winston Barret, born 1834; Major First Missouri 
Battery Artillery, C, S. A., died in Boston, Massachusetts. 

8 ^Laura Barret, now of Washington, District of Columbia. 

The above six are children of Wm. Derricoat Barret, Wm. 

Barret, Elizabeth Lewis. 

8 1 Richard Aylett Barret, born at Cliff land, Kentucky, June 21, 
1833; married February 21, 1862, Mary Finney, daughter 
of Wm. and Jane Finney; retired capitalist, now of 1335 
Washington avenue, St. Louis. 

8 ^Arthur Buckner Barret, born Sangamon, county, Illinois, 
August 21, 1835, died April 16, 1875; married June 5, 1859, 
Anna Farrar Sweringen who is now living with her son 
4520 West Pine boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri. He was 
President Agricultural and Mechanical Association 1866 to 
1874. Mayor of St. Louis, 1875. 

8 ^Dr. Wm. Lee Barret, born March 5, 1837; married Nannie 

8 * Julia Allen Barret, born November 5, 1839; married January, 
1865, Charles Alexander, Surgeon United States Army; re- 
sides in Washington, District of Columbia. 

8 '^Winston L. Barret, resides in New York City. 

8 ^John A. Barret, born March 5, 1843; resides in Bloomfield, 
Stoddard county, Missouri. 

The last six names are the children of Dr. Richard Farril 



Barret, Captain Wm. Barret, Elizabeth Lewis. 

9 Wm. Barret Ridgley, Washington, District of Columbia; a 
daughter, name unknown, 15 South Sixth street, Springfield, 
Illinois — children of Chas. Ridgley and Jane Barret, James 
Winston Barret, Capt. Wm. Barret, Elizabeth Lewis. 

g Kenedy, daughter, residence in New York City; 

Kenedy, daughter married Denny, residence, New York 

City — children of Mathew Kenedy and Mary Barret, Mary 
Lee Barret, Capt. Wm. Barret, Elizabeth Lewis. 

9 James Barret married Miss Melton, St. Louis, Missouri; Ar- 
thur Buckner Barret, 4520 W. Pine boulevard, St. Louis; 
Mattie Barret, bom April 5, I860; married John M. Frost 
— children of Arthur Buckner Barret, Dr. Richard Barret, 
Capt. Wm. Barret, Elizabeth Lewis. 

9 Mary Barret, Maria Barret, Arthur Buckner Barret, died at 
Ashville, North Carolina, August 1886, Dr. Wm. Barret, 
died at Ashville, North Carolina — children of Dr. Wm. Lee 
Barret, Dr. Richard Farrel Barret, Capt. Wm. Barret, Eliz- 
abeth Lewis. 

9 Richard Barret and two daughters, children of John A. Barret, 
Dr. Richard Farrel Barret, Capt. Wm. Barret, Elizabeth 

9 'Bettie Allen married Judge B. M. Great, Memphis, Tenn- 
essee; Buckner Allen; John Allen, Lexington, Kentucky — 
children of John R. Allen and Elizabeth Robards Buckner. 


Charles Lewis was the second son of Councilor John Lewis 
and his wife Elizabeth Warner, bom October 13, I696, died 1779. 
His will is on record in Goochland county, Virginia. He mar- 
ried May 28, 1717, Mary Howell, daughter of John Howell, 
gentleman. Col. Charles settled the Byrd plantation in 1733, 
and it is from the name of this estate that he has always been 
designated, "Charles of the Byrd," by way of distinction from 
others of the same name. His children, as shown by his will, are 
as follows: 



5 ^John Lewis, born October 8, 1720, married his first cousin, 
Jane Lewis. She was at the time of this marriage the wid- 
ow of Thomas Meriwether. 

5 2 Charles Lewis, born May 14, 1722, died May 14, 1782; mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of Isham Randolph, of Dungeness. 

5 ^Elizabeth Lewis, born April 23, 1724, married May 3, 1744, 
Wm. Kennon of Chesterfield county, Virginia. 

5 ^ James Lewis, born October 6, 1726, died May 1, 1764, said 
to have married Isabella or Elizabeth Taylor. 

5 ^Mary Lewis born April 26, 1729, died January 12, 1733. 

5 ^Howell Lewis, born September 13, 1731, died 1814; his will 
was admitted to probate in Granville county, North Caro- 
lina, February 1814. He married a daughter of Henry 
Willis, the founder of Fredericksburg, Virginia, a lady var- 
iously named by the genealogists, Elizabeth, Mildred, Mary 
and Isabella, of which more will be said hereafter. He set- 
tled in Granville county. North Carolina. 

5 'Ann Lewis, born March 2, 1733, married Edmund Taylor. 

5 ®Mary Lewis, born September 25, 1736, died April 26, 1740. 

5 ^Robert Lewis, born May 29, 1739, married February 26, 
1760, Jane Woodson, daughter of Tucker Woodson. 

5 ^^Frances Lewis, bom August 1, 1744; married September S, 
1760, Robert Lewis of Louisa county, Virginia, son of Rob- 
ert of Belvoir. He also removed to Granville county, North 
Carolina, where his will is on record. 




5 John Lewis oldest son of "Charles of Byrd" and his wife 
Mary Howell, was born about 1720, or perhaps earlier, as his 
parents were married 1717. Of the early history of this John 
Lewis we have no definite account, and it is not until 1769, or 
when he was at least 49 years old, that he appears distinctively 
on the records. At this period of the Lewis family, there were 
so many by the name of John that it was difficult to distinguish 
one from the other, when their names appeared in a general way. 
John Lewis married his cousin Jane Meriwether, daughter of Col. 
Robert Lewis of Belvoir, and widow of Thomas Meriwether. 
It is very probable, indeed, almost certain that this John was 
married twice, though neither the records nor tradition sustain 
this conclusion, but the circumstances point very strongly in 
that direction. The first husband of Jane Lewis was living in 
1765 when John Lewis was 45 years old, and very few men of 
that period lived to this age without marrying. 

Mr. Alexander Brown, author of the "Cabels and their Kin," 
insists that this was the Major John Lewis referred to in the 
will of Robert of Belvoir, and that he was the husband of Mil- 
dred at the time the will was written, and that he married Jane 
Lewis, the widow of Thomas Meriwether after the death of Mil- 
dred; but this is mere conjecture for which there is no authority, 
and besides, there can be no doubt that the husband of Mildred 
was the son of Joseph Lewis. 

The most authentic account we have of this John Lewis is 
based upon generally accepted traditions, against which there is 
no proof, and is sustained by such conclusive circumstances that 
it is accepted as history. That he married Jane Lewis of Belvoir, 
daughter of Col. Robert Lewis, and widow of Thomas Meri- 
wether, there can be no doubt. 

As will be seen from the will of this John Lewis, written 
1791, he left six children, three sons and three daughters. The 
sons were all twenty-one years old when the will was written, 



as they were all appointed Executors^ and the daughters were 
all married. The names of the children were, John, Charles, 
Robert, Jane Read, Marj- Williams, and Elizabeth Hopkins, all 
married. We have the partial record of Mary Williams and Jane 
Read, also of Charles and Robert Lewis. 

6 Mary Lewis, daughter of John Lewis and Jane Meriwether 

married Wm. Williams and had issue as follows: 

7 William Robert Lewis, Warner Lewis, Howell Lewis, Field- 

ing Lewis, Charles Lewis, Coleman, Mildred Lewis, or, as 
corrected by Coleman Williams : Robert, Howell, William 
Lilburn, Warner, Fielding, Charles, Coleman, and Mildred. 

7 Wm. Lilburn Williams married and had issue, Mary, who mar- 
ried Albert Wheatley. 

7 Fielding Lewis Williams married Frances Pemberton Boyd, 
sister of Lucy Porter and Harriet Bullock, and had issue: 
Wm. Boyd W^illiams; Mary Frances Williams, died June, 
1886; Mildred Lewis Williams; Fielding Lewis Williams; 

7 Coleman Williams, son of William Williams and Mary Lewis 
and grandson of John Lewis and Jane Meriwether, mar- 
ried, first, Mary B. WTieatley, married second, Sarah M. 
Floyd Jones, and had issue, as follows: Robert F., died un- 
married; Mary Mildred, died unmarried; Howell L., died 
unmarried; Leonidas P.; Harriet E. 

7 Mildred Williams married Dr. James Wheatley, issue, James 

and Elvira, both deceased. 

8 Mary, daughter of Wm. Williams married Albert Wheatley, 

had issue, two boys and four daughters and many grand- 

8 Harriet E. Williams, daughter of Coleman Williams and his 
wife Mary Wheatley married James S. Brownson, had 7 
children, all young, being in the 9th generation. 

8 Fielding Lewis Williams, son of Fielding Lewis Williams and 
Frances Boyd, grandson of Mary Lewis and William Wil- 
liams, and great-grandson of John Lewis and Jane Meri- 
wether, married Abb}' Louisa ^liller, daughter of Augustus 
N. Miller and his wife, Harriet J. Waldron; residence 
Bristol, Rhode Island. They had issue as follows: Fielding 



Lewis Williams; Mildred Lewis Williams married Dr. W. 
Fred Williams; no children. 
8 Mary M., daughter of Coleman Williams, married John Gandy 
and had issue, one daughter, Mary M. Gandy and Wm. B. 
Gandy. These children are also in the ninth generation. 
8 James H. Wheatley married Ella B. Bowen — one son now liv- 
ing, James Bowen Wheatley. 
8 Leonidas P. Williams, son of Coleman Williams, grandson of 
Wm. Williams and Mary Lewis, and great-grandson of John 
Lewis and Jane Meriwether, married Mary Roberts; issue: 
two children, Fannie R., and Leonidas P., Jr. 
The foregoing is made up from notes taken from time to 
time, and while they are fragmentary, as to arrangement, they 
are positively reliable and give more information of the descent 
of Mary Lewis and William Williams than I have been able to 
obtain from all other sources. They bring down several of the 
descendants of this couple to the ninth generation, and furnish 
data from which the descendants of that line will be enabled to 
make up a complete genealogy. 

Mrs. A. Louise Williams, wife of Mr. Fielding Lewis Wil- 
liams of Bristol, Rhode Island, is responsible for the foregoing 

Mr. Fielding Lewis Walker of Danville, Virginia, has kind- 
ly furnished us with the descent of Jane Lewis, daughter of John 
Lewis and Jane Meriwether, and her husband Jonathan Read, 
which may be relied on as correct. 

6 Jane Lewis, daughter of John Lewis and Jane Meriwether, 

married Jonathan Reade, and had issue as follows: Mar- 
garet, married a Harrison; Thomas, married Miss Panel; 
Eliza, married Hobson and had two children, Howell and 
George; Mary, no record; Howell, married Eliza T. Boyd; 
Charles Lewis, born 1795, died December 20, 1869- 

7 Howell Reade, son of Jane Lewis and grandson of John Lew- 

is and Jane Meriwether, married Eliza T. Boyd and had is- 
sue as follows : Frances married McLin and had a 

daughter who married Tom Walker; and James married 


Helen Read; John married Isabella Boyd and had children: 
Lizzie, John, Fanny and Bobby. 
8 Charles Fox Reade married Harriet Cotter. Children: Mary; 
Emma married Charles Taylor ; Charles ; Howell ; 
Eliza ; Hattie ; Alexander, never married ; Harriet married 
James Haywood. Children: Bettie. John, James, Mary, 
William; Elizabeth married tirst. Isham Boyce, second. 
John Haywood and had one child, Eliza Boyce ; Howell 
died in childhood; Alfred married tirst, Miss Partee, second. 
Miss Conner, no issue; Mary Jajie married Robert Hay- 
7 Thomas Reade, son of Jane Lewis and Jonathan Reade. and 
grandson of John Lewis and Jane Meriwether, married 
Miss Pannel; issue, Margaret, married a Mr. Reade; Jane; 
Ann; John; Virginia; Clement; Mary; Drusilla; Thomas. 
7 Charles Lewis Reade. son of Jane Lewis and Jonathan Reade. 
and grandson of John Lewis and Jane Meriwether, married 
Jane Boyd and had issue: 

8 ^Jane Eliza Reade married James Beverly Daniel. 
8 -Wm. Boyd Reade married Ann Eliza Boyd. 
8 ^Jonathan Reade married Ann Barbee. 
8 * Charles Lewis Reade, Jr., married first, Sarah Estes, 

married second, Mary Taylor; children: Sarah; Lewis 

married Baskerville ; Charles married Pepper. 
8 ^Edmund Reade, died in infancy. 
8 ^Howell Reade, died in infancy. 
8 'Lucy Frances, born April 29, 1830, married Rev. R. E. 

8 ^Mildred Reade married Wm. Bullock Tyler. Children : 

Rosa Tyler, married Bonde; Charles married Emma 

8 ^Harry Read, died in infancy. 
7 Charles Lewis Read by second marriage with Elizabeth Dan- 
iel had issue : 
8 ^ "Isaac Henry Reade married first, Lizzie Green, seen uj. 

Martha Green, third, Alice Green. 


8 11 Nannie, died young, never married. 

8 i^Priscilla Margaret married John Y. Barbee. 

8 i^Sarah Elizabeth married William Bond. 

8 i^Louisa Hellen married James McLin. 

8 Jane Eliza Reade, daughter of Charles Lewis Reade, grand- 
daughter of Jonathan Reade, who married Jane Lewis, 
great-granddaughter of John Lewis and Jane Meriwether, 
married James Daniel, and had issue: 

9 1 Nancy Venable Daniel married Nathaniel Venable Wat- 


9 ^Martha Elizabeth Daniel married David Flournoy Mor- 
ton. Children: Jane Morton, David, James, Daniel, 
and Martha Morton. 

9 ^Charles Reade Daniel, died young. 

9 ^Mildred Daniel married Richard Edward Booth. Chil- 
dren: Lucy, Daniel and Samuel. 

9 ^Nathaniel Daniel married a Wilson; Lucy Frances, no 
8 Wm. Boyd Reade, son of Charles Lewis Read, grandson of 

Jane Lewis and Jonathan Read and great-grandson of John 

Lewis and Jane Meriwether, married Ann Eliza Boyd and 

had issue: 

9 iLucy Frances married Wm. Scott; one child, William 

9 ^Jesse married India Peyton, 

9 ^Anna married Peoples. 

9 ^Ella, no record. 
8 Lucy Frances Reade, daughter of Charles Lewis Read, born 

April 29, 1830, granddaughter of Jane Lewis and Jonathan 

Read, and great-granddaughter of John Lewis and Jane 

Meriwether, married Rev. R. E. Sherril and had issue as 

follows : 

9 1 Charles Reade Sherril, born November 5, 1857. 

9 2 Richard Ellis Sherril, born March 17, 1861, married Kit- 
tie H. Taylor. 

9 ^Lizzie Frances Sherril, born April 24, 1863, died July 
25, 1863. 



9 ^Eugenia Laura Sherril. born January 27.. 1865, married 
Alfred H. Smith. 

9 ^''Wm. Enos Sherril. born August i29. 1868. 

9 Richard Ellis Sherril and Kitty H. Taylor, as above, married 
March 21, 1889 and had one son, Lewis Joseph Taylor, bom 
April 18, 1892. 

9 Eugenia Laura Sherril. born January 27. I860, daughter of 
Lucy Francis Reade, granddaughter of Charles Lewis 
Reade. great-granddaughter of Jane Reade and great-great- 
granddaughter of John Lewis and Jane Meriwetlier, mar- 
ried Alfred H. Smith, and had issue: 

10 ^ Mamie Reade Smith, born September 15, 1884. 
10 ^Howard Lee Smith, born May 1, 1886. 

10 ^Inez and '^Sherril Smith, no record. 

9 Frances Reade. daughter of Howell Read, granddaughter of 

Charles Lewis Reade. great-granddaught^er of Jane Lewis 
and great-great-granddaughter of John Lewis and Jane 
Meriwether, married Robert McLinn. Issue: Betty, married 
Tom Walker; and James, married Louise Hellen Reade. 

10 Louise Hellen Reade and James McLinn had issue as fol- 

lows: Fannie married W. B. Johnson, January 24. 1895: 
Alfred married Miss Claiborn; James died young; Nannie 
Morton; Bessie; Charles Lewis; Robert Spencer; Hellen; 
Chester; Fred and Margie. Xo record of the last names. 

8 Priscilla Margaret Reade, daughter of Charles Lewis Reade. 
granddaughter of Jane Lewis, and great-granddaughter of 
John Lewis and Jane Meriwether, married John Y. Barbee 
and had issue : Allen married Miss Herbert ; Bessie Reade 
married Moriarity; Reade Barbee. Taylor Barbee, Susie 
Barbee, Pannel Barbee, Isaac Barbee. Nelson Barbee. No 
record of the last six names. 

8 Isaac Henry Reade; son of Charles Lewis Reade, grandson of 
Jane Lewis, and great-grandson of John Lewis and Jane 
Meriwether, married three times, most probably three sis- 
ters, as they were all of the same name. Lizzie. Martha and 
Alice Green. Issue: Lillie Reade married Elias King, one 



child, Bessie King; Lewis Reade died young; Edward mar- 
ried Cora Fields; Sarah Ann married John King; Isaac, 
James, Lizzie, Maggie and Alice, no record. 

8 Sarah Elizabeth Reade, daughter of Charles Lewis Reade. 

granddaughter of Jane Lewis, great-granddaughter of John 
Lewis and Jane Meriwether, married Wm. Bond and had 
issue: Margaret Bond, Pugh Bond, Henry Lewis Bond, 
Lucy Bond, Priscilla Bond, Sarah and Julian. 

9 Children of Xancy Venable Daniel and Nathaniel Watkins: 

Mildred Henry; Lucy Morton; Richard Henry. 

10 Children of Mildred Henry Watkins and John Robert Mor- 

ton: John, Richard, James, Reade, Nannie, Henry, Lucy, 
Lewis Warner. 
9 Mildred Reade Daniel, daughter of Jane Eliza Reade, and 
James Beverly Daniel, granddaughter of Chas. Lewis 
Reade, and great-granddaughter of Jonathan Reade and 
Jane Lewis, married Richard Edward Booth and had issue: 
Lucy Daniel Booth, Samuel Patrick Booth. 

9 James Nathaniel Daniel, married Ellen Scott Wilson and had 

seven children: William Goodridge, Jane Reade, Mar- 
garet Ringold, Norvel Watkins, James Venable, Ellen Wil- 
son, Edward Abbott. 

10 Lucy Morton Watkins married John Flood Morton and had 

one child, Mildred Watkins ]SIorton. 
10 Richard Henry Watkins married Josephene Critz and had 

one child: Richard Henry Critz. 
10 Samuel Patrick Booth married Alma Smith Brooks and has 

one child: Willie Lee Booth. 

6 Charles Lewis, son of John Lewis and Jane Meriwether, and 

grandson of Charles Lewis of the Byrd married Miss Gar- 
threy Glover. They had issue: 

7 ^Nicholas Meriwether Lewis married Miss Lucy Bullock, no 

7 ^Lucy Meriwether Lewis married Dr. Ajax Walker. Issue: 
Nicholas Lewis Walker married Emily F. Hunt; Henry 
Ajax Walker married Mary McCotter Owens; Fielding 
7 97* 


Lewis Walker married Penelope Campbell Wilson. 

8 Fielding Lewis Walker and Miss Wilson had: Henry Ajax 

Walker, married Miss Ida Thames of Mobile; Maitland 
Walker; Mary Wilson Walker; Agnes Campbell Walker; 
Annie Louise Walker; Lewis Meriwether Walker; Charles 
Baylor Walker; Lucy Meriwether Lewis Walker married 
Lovie Pierce Morgan; Penelope Wilson Walker married 
Wm. Humphreys Jones; Fielding Lewis Walker, Jr., mar- 
ried Mary Dowd. 

9 Henry Ajax Walker and Ida Thames had: Mary Ellis Walk- 

er; Ida Thames Walker; Henry Ajax Walker. 

9 Lucy Meriwether Walker and Lovie Pierce Morgan had: Pen- 
elope Campbell Morgan, Fielding Lewis Morgan. 

8 Henry Ajax Walker and Mary McCotter Owens, had: John 
Owens Walker. 

8 Nicholas Lewis Walker, son of Lucy Meriwether Lewis and 

Ajax Walker, grandson of Charles Lewis and Miss Glover, 
and great-grandson of John Lewis and Jane Meriwether, 
married Jean Resbrow of Aurora, Missouri, and had issue 
as follows: 
9 ^ Lewis Walker married Sue Sumerville Cunningham. 

No issue. 
9 ^Robert Lewis Walker married Cornelia Wilson. 
9 ^Lucy Lewis Walker, not married. 
9 ■* Leonard Hunt Walker married Lockie White, of Hen- 

dersonville, Kentucky. 
9 ^William Hirnt Walker, married Kate Dibrell. 
9 ^Nicholas Walker, marriage unknown. 

9 Robert Lewis Walker and Cornelia Wilson had one daughter, 

Margaret Walker. 
9 William Hunt Walker, son of Nicholas Lewis Walker and his 

wife, Kate Dibrell, had issue as follows: Alphonso Dibrell 

Walker, Nicholas Lewis Walker, Kate Dibrell Walker, 

Emily Frances Walker, Elizabeth Walker. 
6 Robert Lewis, son of John Lewis and Jane Meriwether, and 

grandson of "Charles of Byrd," married Ann Ragland and 



left issue: 

7 1 Warner Meriwether Lewis, married first Elizabeth 

7 ^Ann Susan Lewis, married Captain Wm. Irvine. 

7 Warner Meriwether Lewis and Elizabeth Hinton had one 

son, John Willis Lewis, who married three times, first Annie 

8 John Willis Lewis and his first wife Annie Hinton had: 

9 ^Elizabeth Lewis, married Nathaniel M. Richmond. 

9 ^Annie Hinton Lewis, who never married. 

9 Elizabeth Lewis and her husband Nathaniel M. Richmond, 

had issue as follows: Annie Hinton Richmond, Nathaniel 
Macon Richmond, Lucy Mayfield Richmond, John Willis 
Richmond, Charles Hunton Richmond, Sue Lewis Rich- 
mond, Elizabeth Richmond, David Hunton Richmond. 
9 John Willis Lewis married second Elizabeth Baskerville and 

10 ^ Susan B. Lewis, married Hiram Ford. 
10 2 Warner Meriwether Lewis, not married. 

10 ^Wm. Baskerville Lewis, married Maggie Watkins. 
10 *Lucy Lewis, married Hammet Gregory, no issue. 
10 ^Mary B. Lewis. 
10 ^Kate Watkins Lewis. 

9 John Willis Lewis married third Elizabeth Walker and had: 

Sallie Brown Lewis. 
7 Warner Meriwether Lewis married second Phoebe Sewell and 
had: Ellen Lewis, married Caleb Hay good Richmond. They 
had: Meriwether Lewis Richmond; Ellen Ramseur Rich- 
mond; Caleb Hay good Richmond; George Gilbert Rich- 
mond married Mary Kirkland; Annie Zell Richmond mar- 
ried George L. Cunningham; Mary Dodson Richmond. 

10 Susan B. Lewis married Hiram Ford. They had two chil- 

dren: Elizabeth B. Ford, Meriwether Lewis Ford. 
10 Wm. Baskerville Lewis married Maggie Watkins and had 
four children: Claudia Lewis, Warner Meriwether Lewis, 
Charles Watkins Lewis, William B. Lewis. 



9 George Gilbert Richmond and Mary Kirkland had one child: 

Caleb Haygood Richmond. 
9 Annie Zell Richmond and Geo. L. Cminingham had one child: 

John Wilson Cunningham. 

7 Ann Susan Lewis, daughter of Robert Lewis and Anna Rag- 

land, and granddaughter of John Lewis and Jane Meri- 
wether, married, 1819, Captain Wm. Irvine of Bedford 
county, Virginia. Issue: 
8 ^Wm. Meriwether Irvine, married, 1857, Virginia A. 

8 ^Elizabeth Juliet Irvine, married, 1853, Dr. Thos. W. 


8 ^John Lewis Irvine, married, 1856, Elizabeth C. Hoge. 

8 Wm. Meriwether Irvine and Virginia Jeffries had one child: 

Annie Irvine, married John S. Early, no issue. 

8 Elizabeth Juliet Irvine and her husband Thos. W. White 


9 ^Beverly White, not married. 
9 2Sallie Howard White. 

9 ^Isadore ^Vhite. 

9 *John Irvine White, married Mary T. Barksdale. 

9 ^Fannie Lewis White, married George P. Ball. 

9 ^Thomas Warner White, married Emma J. Farmer. 

9 ^Wm. Irvine White, married Annie A. Rives. 

9 John Irvine White and Mary Barksdale had issue: Beverly 

Barksdale White, Juliet Irvine White, Elizabeth High- 

tower White, Thos. Winston White, Claiborne Barksdale 

White, Ann Early White. 
9 Fannie Irvine White and Geo. Ball had issue as follows: Julia 

Irvine Ball, Geo. Wallace Ball, Wm. Irvine Ball, Thomas 

Warner Ball, Claiborne White Ball. 
9 Wm. Irvine \Vhite and Annie A. Rives had one daughter, 

Emma A. White. 
8 John Lewis Irvine married Elizabeth C. Hoge. They had 

issue: Mary ^Vhitlock Irvine, married Chas. W. Heuser 

of Wythville, Virginia; Annie Lewis Irvine; Whitlock 



Hoge Irvine; Moses Hoge Irvine; John Lewis Irvine; 
Thos. Hoge Irvine. 
9 Mary Whitlock Irvine and Charles W. Heuser had: Bettie 
Hoge Heuser, Claire Heuser, Augustine Heuser, Willie 
Irvine Heuser. 


5 Charles Lewis, of Buckeye Land, second son of "Charles of 

Byrd," born May 14, 1722, died May 14, 1782; married 
Mary, daughter of Isham Randolph of Dungeness. There 
is very little known of his descendants, as many of them 
went west at a very early day, and all of them have evi- 
dently scattered. His wife, Mary Randolph, was a sister 
of President Jefferson's mother, and his oldest son married 
a sister of Mr. Jefferson, Lucy Jefferson, who was his first 
cousin. As shown by his will on record in Albemarle 
county, Virginia, he had five children: Charles Lilburn 
Lewis, Isham Lewis, Ann Jefferson Lewis, Mary Lewis, and 
Mildred Lewis. He also mentions a grandson, Howell 

6 Charles Lilburn Lewis married Lucy Jefferson and emigrated 

to Kentucky. They left descendants. 

6 Mary Lewis married Colonel Charles Lewis, her cousin, and 

son of Colonel Robert of Belvoir. The other daughters 
married Bennet Henderson and Charles Hudson, whom he 
names in his will as two of his executors, and as his sons- 

7 Howell Lewis, whom Charles Lewis mentions as his grandson, 

is evidently the son of Colonel Charles, who had previously 
died, and his daughter Mary. 
7 Randolph Lewis, son of Charles Lilburn Lewis and Lucy Jef- 
ferson, married his cousin Mary, daughter of Robert Lewis 
of "the Byrd" and his wife Jane Woodson. Issue: Lilburn 
Lewis, Tucker Woodson Lewis and Randolph Lewis, went 
west; Howell Lewis married a sister of Hancock Lee of 
Richmond, Virginia; Warner Lewis died young, unmarried; 
Mary Lewis married Charles Palmer of Richmond, Vir- 
ginia; Susan Harrison Lewis married Douthat of Botetourt 



county, Virginia; Lucy Jefferson Lewis, no record. 
8 Children of Mary J. Lewis, who married Charles Palmer of 
Richmond, Virginia, grandchildren of Randolph Lewis, and 
great-grandchildren of Charles Lilburn Lewis and Lucy 
Jefferson: William Palmer, M. D., surgeon C. S. army, ed- 
ited calendar Virginia State Papers, unmarried; Charles 
Palmer, Randolph L. Palmer, Richard Palmer, Catherine 
C. Palmer. 


5 Elizabeth Lewis, oldest daughter and third child of Charles 
Lewis and Mary Howell, born April 23, 1724, married May 
3, 1744, William Kennon of Chesterfield county, Virginia, 
son of Wm. Kennon and Ann Eppes, grandson of Richard 
Kennon and Elizabeth Washam. Their son John Kennon 
married in 1779 Elizabeth Woodson, daughter of John 
Woodson and Elizabeth Hughes. Their daughter Elizabeth 
Kennon married in 1809, D- L. White, son of David L. 
White and Mary Lyne. 

8 Pleasant Woodson ^Miite, son of D. L. and Mary (Lyne) 
^\Tiite, married in 1848, Emily Gibson, daughter of Edward 
R. and Jeanette (Tilton) Gibson. Emily White died in 
1902. Woodson Tilton White, their son, born July 26, 
1849, now a resident of Waco, Texas. 

6 Howell Lewis was the fourth son of "Charles of the Byrd," 
born 1731 in Goochland county, Virginia. He married a daugh- 
ter of Captain Henry Willis, of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The 
name of the wife of Howell Lewis has been a matter of dispute 
among genealogists for years. It was known among many of 
her descendants that in household circles she was known as 
Mary, and her grandson, John Adison Cobb, who grew up in 
his grandfather's household, was raised and educated by him, 
and who was necessarily familiar with his grandmother's name, 
handed it down to posterity as "Mary," and named one of his 
daughters "Mary Willis" in perpetuation of her memory, but the 
records of Spottsylvania having disclosed the fact that Henry 
Willis had a daughter Mary, who married Hancock Lee, in 18 16, 
put the genealogists to guessing, and thev turned their attention 



to finding another name for the wife of Howell Lewis. Byrd 
Willis, grandson of Henry Willis, had left it on record that the 
wife of Howell Lewis, who was his aunt, was named "Elizabeth." 
Mr. Thos. M. Green of Danville, Kentucky, and Miss Minor, 
author of "Meriwether Genealogy," insisted that her name was 
Mildred, and Miss Hinton of North Carolina who had found a 
newspaper clipping in her grandfather's Bible, which referred to 
her demise under the name of Isabella, furnished Mrs. Watson, 
author of a "Royal Lineage," with that name, and Mrs. Watson, 
having given it to the secretary of Virginia Historical Society, 
it was claimed by that authority that Isabella, to the exclusion 
of all others, was the name of Howell Lewis' wife. There can 
be no doubt that in the numerous marriages of Henry Willis, he 
gave this daughter the name of Mary Isabella, notwithstanding 
the fact that his first born, who married Hancock Lee, was aamed 
Mary, nor will this appear at all strange or unusual, when it is 
considered that the wife of Hancock Lee was the child of his 
first wife, and the wife of Howell Lewis the child of his third 
wife and about twenty years apart. 

In a deed from Howell Lewis to John Johnson, book H, 
page 283, Granville county. North Carolina, the wife of Howell 
Lewis is referred to as Isabella. In 1769, two years after the 
date of the foregoing deed, Howell Lewis and Mary are sub- 
scribing witnesses to a deed to land sold to John Cobbs, who 
was about to marry their daughter Mildred. So that it is seen 
that she appears on the records both as Isabella and Mary, and 
that she is also known to indisputable tradition under both 
names, and therefore no other conclusion can be reached than 
that she was named Mary Isabella, and this is accepted by the 
author as a solution. They had issue as follows: 

6 'Charles Lewis. 
6 ^Willis Lewis. 

6 ^Isabella Lewis married Jeffries. 
6 *Ann Lewis married Morton. 
6 ^Frances Lewis married Bugg. 

6 ^Jane Lewis married David Hinton, Wake county, North 



Carolina, where they still reside with their great-grand- 
daughter, Mary Hilliard Hinton, at "the Oaks." 

6 "^Mildred Lewis married John Cobbs, born in Goochland; 
lived in Louisa county, Virginia, afterwards in Albemarle; 
removed to Granville county, North Carolina, and lastly 
established himself in Georgia. 

6 ^Mary Lewis married a Kennon. 

6 ^Elizabeth Lewis married William Ridley, Granville county. 

North Carolina. 

(') '^Howell Lewis, born April 2, 1759, married in 1780 Betsy 
Coleman, daughter of Robert Coleman of Goochland 
county, Virginia. 

Of the descendants of the children of Howell Lewis very little 
is known. There are many of his name in Granville county, 
North Carolina, but their line of descent could not be as- 

7 Elizabeth Ridley, daughter of Howell Lewis, left issue: Dr. 

Robert Ridley of Atlanta, Georgia, whose first wife was a 
daughter of the "great Ben Hill," is one of her descend- 

6 Willis Lewis appears on the rolls of the North Carolina State 
troops with the rank of captain, in the Revolutionary Army ; 
beyond this nothing is knovra of him or his descendants. 

6 Mildred Lewis has long been recognized as the oldest child 
of Howell Lewis, though this is disputed by some geneal- 
ogists. She was married September 6, 1769, when her 
father was only thirty-seven years old, and it is hardly 
possible in the nature of things, that there could have been 
any older children. Mildred Lewis, was married to John 
Cobbs September 6, 1769, in Granville county, North Car- 
olina. The records show that John Cobbs purchased land 
in Granville that year, of Wm. Moore, and in 1784, or fif- 
teen years after his marriage, we find him described on the 
tax books of Goochland county, Virginia, as John Cobbs, of 



The sons of John Cobbs, as well as those of Thomas 
Cobbs, left off the "s" and spelled the name "Cobb," which 
accounts for the Cobb family of Georgia and Alabama. This 
change was made previous to 1800, as Howell Cobb entered the 
army under appointment from General Washington under the 
name of Cobb. A curious and interesting coincidence, in con- 
nection with it, is presented in the will of Howell Lewis, written 
in 1812 and probated in 1814, in which he makes bequests to 
the children of "my deceased daughter, Mildred Cobbs;" and 
the sons of John Cobbs and Mildred Lewis, who had changed 
their name to Cobb, became beneficiaries under that will under 
the name of Cobbs. Of course their identity was unmistakable, 
but the name of Cobbs, even in this line, is established up to a 
time that takes in General Howell Cobb of Georgia, who was 
born previous to the settlement of the estate of Howell Lewis. 
Issue of John and Mildred Lewis Cobbs as follows : 

7 ^Howell Cobbs, bom 1771, married Martha Jacquiline Roots. 

7 ^John Addison Cobbs, born 1773, married Sarah Robinson 

7 ^Mildred Lewis Cobbs. 

7 ''Mary Willis Cobbs. 

7 ^Susanna Cobbs. 

7 «Henry Willis Cobbs. 

7 Howell Cobbs was the oldest of the children of John Cobbs 
and Mildred Lewis. He was appointed, during General 
Washington's administration, an officer in the United States 
Army, but after his marriage he resigned and settled on 
his plantation in Georgia. He represented his district in 
Congress from 1807 to 1812, at which time he resigned his 
seat in Congress to re-enter the army. He served as cap- 
tain during the War of 1812, after which he again resigned 
his commission. He left no issue. 

7 John Addison Cobbs, second son of John Cobbs and Mildred 
Lewis, is very little known to history, but the prestige of 
his family and all of his surroundings point unmistakably 



to the fact that he was a man of mark in his day. He left 

issue as follows: 

8 1 Howell Cobb, born 1815, married Miss Lamar of Geor- 

8 ^Thomas R. R. Cobb, married Miss Lumpkin, daughter 
of Chief Justice Lumpkin of the Supreme Court of 

8 ^Mary Willis Cobb married first Erwin, and sec- 
ond Dr. J. M. Johnson, 

8 ^Mildred Lewis Cobb married Colonel Lucien Glenn. 

8 ^Sarah Martha Cobb married Major John C. Whitner. 

8 Howell Cobb, son of John Addison Cobb and Sarah Robinson 

Roots, belongs to history. He was born at "Cherry Hill," 
Georgia, in 1815. He entered Congress in 1843, was re- 
elected successively until 1851, when he was elected gov- 
ernor of Georgia. He was made speaker of the House in 
1849^ and in 1857 Mr. Buchanan appointed him secretary 
of the treasury, from which position he resigned to share 
the fortunes of the Southern Confederacy. He left issue 
as follows: Judge Howell Cobb of the Athens Circuit; 
Judge Andrew Cobb of the Supreme Court of Georgia; 
John B. Cobb of Americus, Georgia, and others, a daugh- 
ter who married Tinsley Rucker. 
10 Thomas R, R. Cobb, son of Judge Howell Cobb, who mar- 
ried Miss Barker of Atlanta, was a brilliant young lawyer, 
who easily took the lead in his profession, but consumption 
claimed him as a victim. He died before he was thirty. 

9 John B. Cobb married first Mary Lamar, and married sec- 

ond Alice Cutler. They left issue, one of whom, a daugh- 
ter, married Wm. B. Lowe, Jr., of Atlanta. 
8 Thos. R. R. Cobb also belongs to history. He was never in 
political life. He was strictly a lawyer and wedded to his 
profession. When the war between the states broke out, 
however, he went to the front and followed the fortunes of 
war, as brigadier-general, and was killed at the battle of 
Fredericksburg, December 12, 1862. He left several daugh- 



ters, no sons. They married respectively, Harry Jackson, 
son of General Henry R. Jackson, an Athens gentleman by 
the name of Hull, and Hoke Smith, who was secretary of 
the interior in Cleveland's second administration. 
10 Dr. Marion Hull, a distinguished physician of Atlanta, is 
a grandson of General Thomas R. R. Cobb. 

8 Mildred Lewis Cobb, daughter of John Addison Cobb, who 

married Colonel Lucien Glenn, died in 1900, at an advanced 
age. Colonel Glenn was a distinguished lawyer. They left 

9 Sallie Glenn, who married a Mr. McBride, had two sons, 

Glenn and William, and three daughters. The older, Sallie, 
married Geo. W. Adair; the two younger not married. 

9 Howell Glenn, son of Colonel Lucien Glenn, was a lawyer by 
profession, and at one time was city recorder. He went to 
New York City and died. 

9 Colonel John Thomas Glenn, a distinguished lawyer of At- 
lanta, who has held many positions of trust and honor, is 
a son of Lucien and Mildred (Cobb) Glenn. He died very 
suddenly while yet in the prime of life, about 1900. He 
had been mayor of the city and solicitor general of the 
judicial circuit. He married Miss Garrard of Columbus, 
Georgia. They left issue, one son and two daughters. The 
family reside for the present in the city of New York, 
where their daughter, Miss Isa, has for some time been a 
leader in society. I see from a letter from her that she 
signs herself "Isa Urquhart Glenn, president general of 
the Order of the Crown," etc., from which it seems that she 
is at the head of that branch of "Colonial Dames" who 
claim "Royal Descent," certainly the most exclusive, if not 
the most worthy or meritorious, of any of the historical so- 

8 Mary Willis Cobb, daughter of John Addison Cobb, married 

first Erwin, and second Dr. J. M. Johnson. Issue 

by first marriage: Howell Cobb Erwin, an attorney of At- 


lanta, and Miss Lucy Erwin, who married Mr. Welborn 
Hill of Atlanta^ and by the second marriage, James John- 
son, who had an appointment under Cleveland's second ad- 
ministration in some of the Indian agencies and remained 
in the west; and Sarah Cobb or Sallie, as she was always 
called, who, as a girl, was one of the brightest of an ex- 
ceedingly bright family. She married first Dr. Hagan of 
Richmond, Virginia, by whom she had two children, Hugh 
Hagan and Willis Cobb Hagan; and she married second a 
lawyer of Roanoke, Virginia, by the name of Cocke, a 
member of a distinguished Virginia family of that name, 
and a descendant of General Phillip St. George Cocke. 

8 Sarah Martha Cobb, daughter of John Addison Cobb, and 

granddaughter of John Cobbs and Mildred Lewis, married 
Major John C. Whitner, of a South Carolina family, but 
who have long resided in Atlanta, where Major Whitner 
and his sons have long conducted a successful fire insur- 
ance business. They are both living at an advanced age, 
and have issue as follows: John A. Whitner, Thomas Cobb 
Whitner, Charles F. Whitner, Eliza S. Whitner — ^unmar- 
ried, Sarah Whitner, Mary A. Whitner, Mattie Mildred 

9 John A. Whitner married Lidie Farrow of Atlanta. They 

have eight children: John A. Whitner, Jr., Henry F. 
Whitner, Caspar S. Whitner, John C. Whitner, Lidie F. 
Whitner, Cornelia S. Whitner, Martha Cobb Wliitner, Jo- 
seph Whitner. 

9 Thomas Cobb Whitner married Miss Emily L. Tichenor, of 
Atlanta, and have two children: Thomas C. Whitner, Jr., 
James T. Wliitner. 

9 Charles F. Whitner married Miss Margaret Badger, who is 
a member of the distinguished Badger family of North 
Carolina. Her immediate family, however, reside in At- 
lanta, They have two children: Charles F. Whitner, Jr., 
John S. Whitner. Mr. Charles Whitner is the genealogist 
of his family and is very much interested in Lewis history. 



9 Sarah R. \Miitner married Warren Howard and had two 
children: Martha Cobb Howard, \\Tiitner Howard. 

9 Mary A. "Wliitner married B. C. Mihier and had four chil- 
dren: Charles W. Milner, B. C. Milner, Jean S. Milner, 
John Cobb Milner. 

9 Martha Mildred WTiitner married Willis J. Milner and had 
six children: Willis J. Milner, Jr., B. C. Milner, Spann 
Whitner Milner, Mildred Milner, and two children died in 


5 Robert Lewis, youngest son of "Charles of Byrd," bom May 

29, 1739, married February 26, 1760, Jane Woodson, 
daughter of Tucker Woodson. Appointed Colonel of Gooch- 
land county militia in 1779, died January 10, 1803; he had 
issue as follows: Howell Lewis, born November 18, 1760; 
Charles Lewis, bom June 25, 1765; Robert Lewis, born 
March 26, 1763; James Lewis, born June 6, 1768; John 
Woodson Lewis, born May 21, 1770; Sarah Lewis, bom 
June 8, 1772; Mary Howell Lewis, born December 25, 
1774; Elizabeth Lewis, born August 14, 1779; Warner 
Lewis, born May 2, 1777, died October 6, 1820; married 
June 11, 1798, Sarah Pleasant Woodson; daughter, name 
unknown, born July 24, 1784. Fielding Lewis, born October 
20, 1782. 

6 Warner Lewis, son of Robert Lewis above, born May 2, 1777, 

married Jime 11, 1798, Sarah Pleasants Woodson; emi- 
grated to St. Louis county, Missouri; issue: Robert Lewis, 
born May 9, 1799; Charles Lewis, born February 4, 1801; 
Samuel Lewis, born February 23, 1803, married Miss Bates 
of Iowa; Warner Lewis, born November 28, 1804, settled 
in Dubuque; Sarah P. Lewis, born August 8, I8O6; Robert 
Lewis, bora March 8, 1808, died July 8. 1875, married 
December 21, 1829, Lucy Bacon of St. Louis, born Sep- 
tember 3, 1814; moved to Cass county, Missouri, in 1855, 
where he lived until the civil war; his family moved to 
Henry county, Missouri, in 1862, where she died August 13, 
1903; James Howell Lewis, born November 18. 1809; Jane 



Lewis, born November 20, 1811, married first Ferguson, 
married second Colonel Wm. Talbot of Loutre Island, Mis- 
souri; John Lewis, born July 4, 1813; Ann Lewis, born 
May 11, 1818; Elizabeth Lewis, bom July 1, 1814, married 
Captain Robert Freeland; Wm. Price Lewis, born June 4, 
1816; John Pleasants Woodson Lewis, born August 27, 

7 Robert Lewis, son of Warner Lewis, and grandson of Robert 

Lewis and Jane Woodson, born March 8, 1808, married 

December 21, 1829, Lucy B. Bacon, of St. Louis, Missouri, 

and had issue: 

8 ^Elvira Ferguson Lewis, married first James Orr, Feb- 
ruary 3, 1852, married second Jeptha D. Elliston, No- 
vember 5, 1863. 

8 -Warner Lewis, Colonel C. S. A., commanded regiment 
in the Transmississippi department, married first Sarah 
M. Griffith of Cass county, Missouri, married second 
Mary (Morrison) Glenn, resides in Montgomery 
county, Missouri, 

8 2 Ann Lewis died young. 

8 ^James Lewis died young. 

8 ^Anne E. Freeland Lewis married Dr. John H. Britts, 
Clinton, Missouri, November 1, 1865. 

8 ^Garland Bacon Lewis, soldier C. S. A., killed at siege 
of Vicksburg. 

8 ^Sarah L. Lewis married Dr. T. T. Thornton, of Hart- 
well, Missouri. 

8 ^Lucy B. Lewis married Robert W. Covington of Gar- 
land, Missouri. 

8 ^Robert Lewis died young. 

8 I'^Louisa Lewis married Wm. Covington. 

8 ^^ Samuel Woodson Lewis married Sterling Price Cov- 

8 Warner Lewis, Colonel C. S. A., great-grandson of Robert 

Lewis and Jane Woodson, January 5, 1834, married first 
Sarah M. Griffith, June 21, 1855; married second, June 27, 
1882, Mary (Morrison) Glenn, had issue as follows: 



Q 1 Robert Edgar Lewis, born April 3, 1857, married Ella 
C. Avery of Clinton, Missouri, daughter of James and 
Sallie (Woolfolk) Avery of Henry county, Missouri. 
He is now judge at Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

8 1 Samuel Woodson Lewis, great-great-grandson of Robert 
Lewis and Jane Woodson, married Sterling Price Cov- 
ington. Issue: Annie and Kate Lewis. No record. 

8 Elvira Ferguson Lewis, daughter of Robt. Lewis and his wife 

Lucy Bacon, Warner, Robert and Jane Woodson, "Charles 
of Byrd," married Jeptha D. Elliston and had one son, 
James Lee Elliston. 

9 Robert Edgar Lewis, son of Warner Lewis and Mary Glenn, . . (PWof 

Robt. Lewis and Lucy Bacon, Warner Lewis and Sarah '^j^ 
Pleasants, Robt. and Jane Woodson, married Sallie Wool- V*W-^0"P"*" 
folk Avery. Issue: Mason A. Lewis, and daughter, name ^ 

9 Annie Lewis and Kate Lewis, daughters of Samuel Woodson 
Lewis and Sterling Price; descent samn as Robert Edgar 


4 John Lewis of Warner Hall, the third of the name in 
regular succession, was the oldest son of Councilor John Lewis 
and Elizabeth Warner, born 1692, baptized same year; mar- 
ried Frances Fielding, and as the oldest son inherited Warner 
Hall and the historic Bell farm, both entailed estates. There 
is no record evidence in regard to thi;. John Lewis, except 
church registries and such inferential proof as has been gath- 
ered from the records of other members of the Lewis family. 
He remained in Gloucester, the records of which county having 
been almost totally destroyed, not even his will could be obtained. 
It is known from church records that he married Frances Field- 
ing and that they left five children: 

5 1 Warner, the oldest, bom 1720. 

5 ^A second child, next to the oldest, whose name could not be 



made out because of the frayed condition of the page. 
5 -^Fielding Lewis, born 1725. 
5 * Charles, born about 1727. 
5 ^John, born about 1729, who has been completely lost sight of. 

5 Warner Lewis married the widow of Wm. Gooch, who was 

Eleanor Bowles before she was married, daughter of James 
Bowles of Maryland; her first husband was a son of Sir 
William Gooch, governor of Virginia. They had issue as 
follows : 
6 ^Warner Lewis married first Mary Chiswell, married 

second Mary Fleming, said to have been a descendant 

of Pocahontas. 
6 2 Fielding Lewis of Weyanoke, married Agnes, daughter 

of William Harwood. 
6 ^ James Lewis married Miss Thornton. 
6 *John Lewis, no record. 

6 ^Addison Lewis married Susan Fleming, sister to Mary. 
6 ^Thomas Lewis married Nancy Harwood, sister to Agnes. 

6 "Rebecca Lewis married Dr. Robert Innis. 

6 Warner Lewis, son of Warner, and grandson of John Lewis 

and Frances Fielding, married first Mary Chiswell, married 
second Mary Fleming, issue as follows: 

7 ^Warner Lewis married Courtney Norton, daughter of 

J. H. and Ann Norton. 

7 ^John Lewis married Ann C. Griffin. 

7 ^Elizabeth Lewis, never married. 

7 ^Eleanor Lewis married first John Fox, married second 
Augustus Oliver. 

7 ^Caroline Lewis married Charles Bamett or Barrett. 

7 ^Julia Lewis married Thos. Throckmorton of Williams- 
burg, Virginia. 

7 '^John Lewis married his cousin, Eleanor Lewis. 

7 ^Phillip Warner Lewis, never married. 
6 Fielding Lewis of Weyanoke, son of Warner, and grandson 

of John Lewis and Frances Fielding, married Agnes Har- 
wood. Issue: 



7 ^ Nancy Lewis. 

7 ^Fanny F. Lewis married Archibald Taylor. 

7 ^Margaret Lewis, born 1792, at Wyanoke, Charles City 
county, Virginia, died at Oakhill, Fauquier county, 
February 2, 1829; married October 19, 1809, Thos. 
Marshall, son of Chief Justice Marshall, born in Rich- 
mond, Virginia, July 21, 1784, died in Baltimore, June 
29, 1835. 

7 * Eleanor W. Lewis, married Robert Douthat. 

6 James Lewis, son of Warner, and grandson t>f John and 
Frances Fielding, married Miss Thornton and had issue: 
Elleanor Lewis and Sally Lewis who married Dr. Griffin. 

6 Addison Lewis, son of Warner, and grandson of John Lewis 

and Frances Fielding, married Susan Fleming and had 
issue: Susan Lewis, born 1782, died Xovember 12, 1865, 
married William Byrd, son of Colonel Wm. Byrd. 

7 Warner Lewis, son of Warner Lewis, grandson of John and 

Frances Fielding Lewis, married Courtney Norton and had 

8 ^Mary C. Lewis, married John Pe\i:on, son of Sir John 

8 ^Elizabeth Lewis, married Mathew Brook, M. D. 

7 Eleanor Lewis married first John Fox, married second 

Oliver. Issue: 

8 ^John W. Fox married Mary F. Ball, died in Gloucester 

county, Virginia. 
8 ^Eliza Lewis Fox married Dr. Geo. D. Baylor, New 

Market, Caroline county, Virginia. 
8 ^Warner Lewis Oliver. 
8 ^Margaret P. Oliver. 

8 ^Mary A. Oliver married John Fox Whiting. 
7 Fanny F. Lewis, daughter of Fielding Lewis of Wyanoke, 
Warner, John Lewis and Frances Fielding, married Archi- 
bald Taylor. Issue: 

8 ^Colonel F. L. Taylor married E. L. Fauntleroy. 
8 2 Dr. Archibald Taylor married Martha Fauntleroy. 
8 3 Robert Taylor. 
8 ^Thomas Tavlor. 
8 * 113 


7 Margaret Lewis^ born 1792, at Weyanoke, daughter of Field- 
ing Lewis of Weyanoke, Warner, John and Frances Field- 
ing, married October 19, 1809, Thomas Marshall and had 

issue : 

8 iJohn Marshall, born 1811, died 1854, married 1837, 
Annie E. Blackwell. 

8 ^Agnes H. Marshall married General Alexander Tali- 

8 ^Mary Marshall married William B. Archer. 

8 * Fielding L. Marshall married first Rebecca F. Coke, 
second Mary V. Thomas. 

8 ^Annie L. Marshall married James F. Jones. 

8 ® Margaret L. Marshall married John Thomas Smith. 

8 "Colonel Thomas Marshall married Maria Barton. 
7 Eleanor W. Lewis, daughter of Fielding Lewis of Wyanoke, 

Warner, John and Frances Fielding, married Robert 

Douthat. Issue: 

8 ^Robert Douthat married Mary A. Marshall. 

8 2 Jane Douthat married Dr. Wm. A. Selden. 

8 ^Agnes Douthat married Robert Lewis McGuire. 

8 * Fielding L. Douthat married Mary Willis Marshall. 
7 Sallie Lewis, daughter of James Lewis and Miss Thornton, 

Warner, John and Frances Fielding, married Dr. Griflfin. 

Issue: James Griffin, Cyrus Griffin, Louisa Griffin married 

Dr. Wright. 

7 Susan Lewis, daughter of Addison Lewis, Warner, John and 

Frances Fielding, married William Byrd, son of Colonel 
William Byrd. Issue as follows: 
8 ^Addison Byrd married Sue Coke. 
8 2 Mary W. Byrd married Richard C. Coke. 
8 ^Jane O. Byrd married G. W. McCandish. 
8 '*Samuel P. Byrd married first Catherine C. Corbin, mar- 
ried second Mary L. Brooke. 

8 Mary C. Lewis, daughter of Warner Lewis and Courtney 

Norton, Warner, Warner, John and Frances Fielding, mar- 
ried John Peyton. Issue: Rebecca C. Peyton, married 



Edward C. Marshall, son of Chief Justice Marshall, died 

in Fauquier county, Virginia, February 8, 1882. 
8 Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of Warner, Warner, Warner, John 

and Frances Fielding, married Mathew Brooke, M. D. 

Issue : 

9 1 Elizabeth Brooke, born October, 1813, married May l6, 
1834, H. M. Marshall. 

9 2 Courtney W. Brooke married Robert Selden. 

9 ^Mary L. Brooke married Dr. S. P. Byrd. 

9 ^John L. Brooke married Maria Louisa Ashby, born 
1828, died 1882. 
8 John Marshall, son of Margaret Lewis of Weyanoke, and 

Thomas Marshall, P'ielding Lewis of Weyanoke, Warner, 

John and Frances Fielding, married Annie E. Blackwell. 


9 ^Anna G. Marshall married Richard Byrd. 

9 2 Fanny L. Marshall, born 1847, died I860. 

9 3 John Marshall, born 1852. 

9 ^William C. Marshall married S. R. Taylor. 
8 Agnes Marshall, daughter of Margaret Lewis, Fielding of 

Wyanoke, Warner, John and Frances Fielding, married 

General Alexander G. Taliaferro. Issue: 

9 ^Mary J. Taliaferro married Dr. Charles W. Chancelor. 

9 ^Leah S. Taliaferro. 

9 ^Agnes M. Taliaferro married R. W. Maupin. 

9 ^Margaret L. Taliaferro married 1870, Chapman 

9 ^Eleanor W. Taliaferro married 1871, George Nelson. 

9 ^William A. Taliaferro married Charlotte Franklin. 
8 Mary Marshall, daughter of Margaret Lewis, Fielding of 

Weyenoke, Warner, John and Frances Fielding, married 

Wm. B. Archer and had issue as follows: Wm. S. Archer 

and Lizzie Archer. 
8 Fielding L. Marshall, son of Margaret Lewis, Fielding of 

Weyenoke, Warner, John and Frances Fielding, married 

first Rebecca Coke, married second Mary Thomas. Issue: 



9 1 Margaret L. Marshall married C. B. Hite. 

9 ^Richard Marshall married Catherine Willson. 

9 3 Mary W. Marshall married J. R. Yates. 

9 ^Susan L. Marshall married B. E. Armistead. 

9 ° Fielding L. Marshall married Caroline B. Gwatkin. 

9 ^Rebecca married C. R. Nash. 

9 "Agnes H. Marshall married W. P. Helm. 

9 ^Thomas Marshall married Maud G. Barhydt. 
S Annie L. Marshall, daughter of Margaret Lewis, Fielding 

of Weyenoke, Warner, John and Frances Fielding, married 

James F. Jones. Issue: 

9 ^Cary R. Jones married Charles S. Marshall. 

9 ^Thomas M. Jones married Bessie W. Payne. 

9 ^Fannie B. Jones married Hugh Mclllhany. 

9 ^William S. Jones married Kate U. Smoot. 

9 ^ James S. Jones married Jane S. McGuire. 

9 ^Fielding L. Jones married Nellie C. Stanly. 

9 ^Agnes H. Jones married Dr. W. W. Butler. 
8 Colonel Thomas Marshall, son of Margaret Lewis, Fielding 

of Weyanoke, Warner, John and Frances Fielding, mar- 
ried Maria Barton. Issue: 

9 ^ David B. Marshall married Miss Roberts. 

9 ^Margaret L. Marshall married A. A. Duer. 

9 ^Thomas Marshall. 

9 ^Fanny J. Marshall married Rev. C. J. Holt. 

9 ^Fielding L. Marshall married Sue L. Waller. 
8 Robert Douthat, son of Eleanor Lewis and Robert Douthat, 

Fielding Lewis of Weyanoke, Warner, John and Frances 

Fielding, married Mary A. Marshall. Issue: 

9 1 Lizzie Douthat, born 1842, died 1880, Eleanor, born 

9 ^Agnes A. Douthat married Colonel R. M. Stribling. 

9 ^Jacq. M. Douthat married Caroline Harrison. 

9 ^Mary Douthat, no record. 
8 Louisa Griffin, daughter of Sallie Lewis and Dr. Griffin, 

James Lewis, Warner, John and Frances Fielding, mar- 



ried Dr. Wright and had one daughter, "Sallie," who mar- 
ried Captain Ball. 
(Warner Lewis line has not been traced any farther than the 
ninth generation.) 


5 Fielding Lewis, second son of John Lewis and Frances Field- 

ing, born 1725, married first, 17^6, Catherine, daughter of 
John Washington and Catherine Whiting and first cousin of 
General George Washington, and married second, 1750, Bet- 
tie Washington, only sister of General George Washington. 
He was not in field service during the Revolutionary War, 
being over the military age, but was engaged during the 
struggle in manufacturing arms for the patriot army. His 
home was "Kenmore," Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

6 John Lewis, born June 22, 1747, was the only surviving child 

of Kate Washington and Fielding Lewis. The other two 
children died in infancy. The first wife of John Lewis was 
Lucy Thornton, daughter of Col. John Thornton and a 
granddaughter of his grand-aunt, Mildred (Washington) 
Gregory. By the first marriage of John Lewis with Lucy 
Thornton, he had only one child. Mildred, at whose birth 
the mother died. 

7 Mildred Lewis, daughter of John Lewis and Lucy Thornton, 

married Col. Wm. Minor and left three children : Warner 
Minor, Lucy Minor, and Elizabeth Minor. 

8 Warner Minor, son of Col. Wm. Minor and Mildred Lewis, 

married Maria Timberlake and had three children: Lewis 
Minor, Virginia Minor, and Mary Minor. 

9 Virginia Minor, daughter of Warner and Maria Timberlake 

Minor was an advocate of Woman's Rights. She married 
her cousin, Dabney Minor, and died without issue. 

9 Lewis Minor married and left children in Texas. 

10 Mary Minor, daughter of Warner and Maria Timberlake 

Minor, married a Mr. Swan of Georgia. 
8 Lucy Minor, second child and oldest daughter of Col. Wm. 



Minor and Mildred Lewis, married James Byars and had 
four children: William, James, Elizabeth Minor and War- 
9 James Byars, son of James Byars and Lucy Minor married 
Mary Vincent, and their son James Vincent Byars is a suc- 
cessful journalist, was for some time on the editorial staff 
of the New York World. 

8 Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Col, William Minor and Mil- 

dred Lewis, married Col. Wm. Campbell and left children. 
The second wife of John Lewis was Elizabetli Thornton, 
daughter of Col. Thomas Thornton, and double first cousin 
of his first wife. She left no children. 

The third wife of Jolin Lewis was Elizabeth Jones, daugh- 
ter of Gabriel Jones, one of the most distinguished lawyers 
of Virginia, and known as the "Valley Lawyer." By this 
marriage he had three sons; Warner, Fielding, and Gabriel, 
the two first died young. 
7 Gabriel Lewis, born September 16, 1775, son of John Lewis 
and Elizabeth Jones, married, November 24, 1807, Mary 
Bibb and had four children: John Lewis, Fielding Lewis, 
Mary Lewis, and Elizabeth Lewis. John married Mary Mar- 
tin and left children ; Fielding and Mary left no issue ; Eliz- 
abeth, born November 11, 1813, married September 29, 
1831, Col. Samuel McDowell Starling and left several chil- 
dren, but only one left issue. 

9 Mary Starling, daughter of Col. Samuel McDowell Starling, 

married W. R. Payne, and after her marriage was known as 
"Mrs. Mary Starling Payne," and was emphatically one of 
the most thorough genealogists of her time. She died very 
suddenly about 1896. She left no issue. 

9 Starling, son of Col. Samuel McDowell Starling, 

married Nannie Killebrew and left five children: Nannie, 
Lizzie, Kate, Lewis, and Ellis, all unmarried except Kate. 
Kate Starling married Mr. Harvie Brithell and has one little 
boy, Harvey Brithell, Jr. 

The fourth wife of John Lewis was Mary Ann Armistead, 
nee Fontaine, widow of Boyles Armistead, and his fifth wife 
was Mildred Carter, daughter of Landon Carter, and widow of 



Robert Mercer, who was a son of General Hugh Mercer, Her 
mother was granddaughter of Mrs. Roger Gregory^ and also of 
Col. Henry Willis. John Lewis died November 23. 1825. 

5 Col. Fielding Lewis, by his second marriage with Bettie Wash- 

ington, daughter of Augustine Washington and only own 
sister of General George Washington, had issue as follows: 
Fielding Lewis, Jr., born February 14, 1751; Augustine, 
born January 22, 1752; Warner, bom June 24, 1755; 
George W. Lewis, born March 14, 1757; Mary, died in in- 
fancy; Charles, born October 3, 1760; Samuel, born May 14, 
1763; Bettie, bom February 23, 1765; Lawrence Lewis, 
bom April 4, 1767; Robert, born June 25, 1769; Howell, 
born December 12, 1771. 

6 Fielding Lewis, Jr., married Ann Alexander of Fairfax county, 

Virginia, where he died July 5, 1803. They had issue: 
7 ^Charles Lewis, born in Fairfax county, Virginia, Novem- 
ber 15, 1775; was appointed lieutenant in the army by 
his granduncle, General Washington; also served in the 
War of 1812; married Ann Davison, died August 9> 
7 ^John Augustine Lewis, married Rebecca Ann Latimer. 
7 ^George Lewis. 

7 ^Catherine Lewis married Henry Chew Dade. 
7 ^A daughter said to have married Spotswood. 
6 Capt. George Lewis, son of Fielding Lewis and Bettie Wash- 
ington, married Kate Dangerfield and had issue: Danger- 
field Lewis, Samuel Lewis, Mary Lewis married Byrd Wil- 
6 Bettie Lewis, daughter of Col. Fielding Lewis and Bettie 
Washington, married Charles Carter of Culpepper county, 
Virginia, and had issue:' 

7 ^ Maria Carter married Prof. George Tucker. 
7 ^Sarah Carter married Sir John Peyton. 
7 ^Eleanor Carter married Henry Brown. 
7 ^Farley Carter married Eliza A. Conn of Kentucky. 



7 ^Otway Ann Carter married Dr. Owens of Lynchburg, 

7 ^Fielding Carter married Miss Smith of Arkansas. 
7 ''^George Washington Carter married Mary Wormley. 
Lawrence Lewis, said to have been the favorite nephew of 
General Washington, because he was more intimately asso- 
ciated with him, born April 4, 1 767, was aid to General Mor- 
gan 1794, married February 22, 1799, Eleanor Park Custis, 
granddaughter of Mrs. Martha (Dandridge) Custis, who 
afterwards became Mrs. Martha Washington. Lawrence 
Lewis and Eleanor Park Custis had issue: 
7 ^Eleanor Parke Lewis, born December 1, 1799; married 

Col. E. G. Butler. 
7 ^Angela Lewis, born 1801 ; married Charles M. Conrad 

of New Orleans. 
7 ^Lorenzo Lewis, born November, 1803, died August, 1847; 

married 1826, Esther Maria Coxe, daughter of John R. 

Coxe of Philadelphia. 
Robert Lewis, son of Fielding Lewis and Bettie Washington, 
at one time private secretary for his uncle General Wash- 
ing, born January 25, 1769, married Judith Brown, daugh- 
ter of Wm. Barnett Brown and Judith Carter, had issue: 
7 ^Bettie Lewis married George W. Bassett of Hanover 

county, Virginia. 
7 ^Judith Lewis married Rev. John McGuire. 
Howell Lewis, born December 12, 1771, married Ellen Hack- 
ney Pollard of Culpepper county, Virginia, moved to Kan- 
awha, West Virginia, where he died December 26, 1822. 
They had issue: Bettie Washington Lewis; Robert Pollard 
Lewis; George Richard Lewis; Ellen Joel Lewis; Frances 
Fielding Lewis; Virginia Lewis; Howell Lewis married Em- 
ily G. Burch and moved to Henry county, Missouri, about 
1836, where he died April 11, 1883, at Lewis station, named 
for him; Mary Ball Lewis; John Edward Lewis; Lawrence 
Lewis; Henry Dangerfield Lewis. 



Dangerfield Lewis, son of Capt. George Lewis, Fielding, John 
and Frances Fielding, married unknown, has issue: Lucy 
Lewis, married Michael Wallace, son of Gustavus Brown 
Wallace and Frances LurtJ^ 

Samuel Lewis, son of Capt. George Lewis, Fielding, John and 
Frances Fielding, married unknown and had issue: AUo- 
way Lewis married John Putnam ; Henry Howell Lewis, late 
of Baltimore; Mary Lewis of Morgansfield, Kentucky, mar- 
ried John Casey; George Lewis; Thomas Lewis; John 

Mary Lewis, daughter of Capt. George Lewis, Fielding, Jolin 
and Frances Fielding, married Byrd Willis and had issue: 
Fannie Willis, born 1805; died 1867. Lived in Florida, 
married Achille Murat, son of Caroline Bonaparte and re- 
ceived a pension from the Emperor Napoleon IIL 

Maria Carter, daughter of Bettie Lewis, Fielding, John and 
Frances Fielding, married Prof. George Tucker and had 
issue: George Tucker; Lelia Tucker; Maria Tucker mar- 
ried George Rives; Eliza Tucker married Gesner Harrison 
of the University of Virginia. 

Farley Carter, son of Bettie Lewis, Fielding, John and Fran- 
ces Fielding, married Eliza A. Conn of Kentucky and had 

8 1 Eleanor C. Carter married William C. Child. 
8 2Rose C. Carter married Edward Baughman. 
8 3 Mary Carter married Dr. A. L. Robinson. 
8 ^William Farley Carter, marriage not known, banker, 

Clinton, Missouri. 
8 5 Phillip B. Carter. 
8 6 Charles Carter. 

George Washington Carter, son of Bettie Lewis, Fielding, 
Lewis, John and Frances Fielding, married Mary Wormley 
and had issue: 

8 ^ Maria E. Carter married Stephen Cobb. 
8 2 Eleanor Carter. 

8 ^Rosalind Carter married M. A. Jenkins of Mississippi. 



8 * Sophia F. Carter married W. D. Postlewaite, af Louis- 

8 ^Georgianna Carter married E. L. Bower of Louisiana. 

8 ^Anna B. Carter married Judge E. J. McGhee of Mis- 

8 "Harriet Carter, no record. 

8 ^Virginia Carter married Judge D. O. Merwin of New- 
7 Judith Lewis, daughter of Robert Lewis and Judith Brown, 

Fielding, John and Frances Fielding, married and had is- 
sue as follows: Bettie Burnett McGuire, born April 23,. 

1827, died April 29, 1856, married July 29, 1851, Rev. 

Charles E. Ambler, born Fanquier county, Virginia, June 

6, 1827, died June 21, 1876. 
7 Lorenza Lewis, son of Lawrence Lewis, Fielding, John and 

Frances Fielding, married Esther Maria Cox. Issue: Capt. 

Edmund Park Custis Lewis, born Clark county, Virginia, 

February 7, 1837, died Audley, Virginia, September, 1866; 

married March 23, 1859, Lucy Belmain Ware, bom 1839. 

He married second, Mary Picton (Stevens) Garnett, widow 

of Hon. Muscoe Garnett. Capt. Lewis moved to Hoboken, 

New Jersey and was appointed by President Cleveland, 

April 2, 1885, resident minister to Portugal. 
7 Bettie Lewis, daughter of Robert Lewis and Judith Brown, 

Fielding, John and Frances Fielding, married George W. 

Bassett; issue. 

8 ^Bettie Bassett married Ronald Mills. 

8 ^George W. Bassett. 

8 ^Virginia Bassett married J. H. Claibourne. 

8 ^Ella Bassett married Col. Lewis Washington. 

8 ^ Fanny Bassett married C. T. Mitchell. 

8 ^Mary Bassett married Benjamin Harrison Bassett. 

8 ''Annetta Bassett married Julian Ingle. 

8 ^Robert Bassett married Sallie Jeffries. 

8 8Wm. Bassett. 
7 Judith Lewis, daughter of Robert Lewis and Judith Brown, 



Fielding, John and Frances Fielding, married Rev. John 

McGuire. Issue: , 

8 iRev. E. C. McGuire, married, first, Murphy, married 
second. Miss Fitzhugh. 

8 2Dr. Robert McGuire married Agnes Douthat. 

8 ^Wm. McGuire married Miss Alexander. 

8 ^Marianna McGuire married H. A. Claiboume. 
7 Howell Lewis, son of HoweU, Fielding, John and Frances 

Fielding, married Emily Burch, and left issue: 

8 1 George Lewis. 

8 ^Augustus Dana Lewis. 

8 3Mary Ellen Lewis married Dr. R. H. Hogan. 

8 ^Fielding Lewis married Mary Rains. 

8 5 Columbia Lewis. 

8 ^Virginia Lewis. 

8 'Bettie Fitzhugh Lewis married Finks. 

8 ^Wm. Henry Lewis married Bettie Dean. 

8 ^Emma Lewis. 
7 Catherine (Kitty) Lewis, daughter of Fielding Lewis, Jr., 

Fielding, John, and Frances Fielding, married Henry Chew 

Dade, and had issue as follows: 

8 1 Elizabeth married James L. Dabney and moved to 

8 2 Henry Chew, also moved to Texas. 

8 3 Robert Fielding, died. 

8 4 Francis Huger married Miss Gray of Louisiana and 
moved to Marshall, Texas. 

8 ^Lucinda Frances married Judge H. W. Foote of Macon, 
Mississippi, where she died. They left issue, seven 
children : 
9 lAnn married Dr. Early C. Clements of Mississippi. 
9 2Catherine Lewis married T. T. Patty of Mississippi. 
9 ^William H. Foote married and resides in Louisville, Ken- 
9 ^Henry Dade Foote married Susan C. Walker, of Columbus, 




9 'Thomas Dade Foote married Ann Allen of Virginia, now of 

9 ^'Huger Lee Foote married Kate Shelby and resides in Missis- 

9 'Emmie Foote, daughter of Lucinda Frances Dade, Catherine 

Lewis, Fielding Lewis, Jr., and Fielding and Bettie Wash- 
ington, John and Frances Fielding, married Mr. H. M. Pat- 
ty, formerly of Mississippi, but more recently of Texas, 
where he practiced his profession successfully for a number 
of years, but on account of the health of his family, he lo- 
cated in Atlanta. He is a gentleman of the highest stand- 
ing and a lawyer of recognized ability. They have only one 
child, a daughter, just entered into womanhood. 

7 Charles Lewis, son of Fielding Lewis, Jr., Fielding, John and 
Frances Fielding, married Ann Davidson and had issue, one 
son, George Washington Lewis of Louisville, who married 
and had issue, John C. Lewis, dry goods merchant of Louis- 
ville, and is reputed to be wealthy. He is vice-president 
general of Sons of the American Revolution. 

7 Dr. John Augustine Lewis, born in Virginia in 1778, son of 
Fielding Lewis, Jr., and Ann Alexander, married Rebecca 
Ann Latimer of Virginia. He was an eminent surgeon and 
a man of great culture and ability. Issue: Mary Mildred 
Lewis married Hon. Beader Proctor of Virginia ; 
Elizabeth Ann Lewis; Fielding, Addison, Alexander, Wil- 
liam Robert Lewis. 

10 Children of Hon. Beader Proctor and Mary M. Lewis are: 

Ann Rebecca Proctor, married Hon. Lawrence Battle, a cap- 
italist of Georgia; Virginia Elizabeth Proctor; Nancy Alex- 
ander Proctor, Emily Mildred (called Matilda) ; George 
Washington Proctor and others. 

11 Children of Ann R. Proctor and Hon. Lawrence Battle: 

1 Claude Pierce Battle, deceased; ^Marye Lulu Battle de- 
ceased; ^Minnie Adelaide Battle, the family genealogist of 
Sharon, Georgia, who married James Frederick Allen, a dis- 
tinguished and wealthy banker and financier of Warren- 



ton, Georgia, president of Georgia and South Carolina 
banks, president of Georgia Cotton Mills, vice-president of 
Georgia Bankers Association; ^Maude Lillian Battle, mar- 
ried Charles R. Smith of Georgia, and have a daughter Ag- 
nes Lillian Smith of Washington, Georgia; ^Hon. Beader 
Lawrence Battle a capitalist and manufacturer of Georgia, 
now residing in Atlanta, Georgia, married Marie Stella Al- 
len and have two children, Beader Lawrence Battle, Jr., now 
of Atlanta, Georgia, and Jacob Lawrence Battle; ^ James 
Hartwell Battle a banker of Georgia, married Bessie Cason, 
and have a daughter, Louise Battle of Warrenton, Georgia. 

8 Lucy Lewis, daughter of Dangerfield Lewis, Capt. George 
Lewis, Fielding and Bettie Washington, John and Frances 
Fielding, married Michael Wallace and had issue: 
9 ^Gustavas Brown Wallace, born "Marmion," K. G. coun- 
ty, Virginia. 
9 ^Mary Boyd Wallace married first, Taylor, married sec- 
ond Taliaferro. 

8 Maria Tucker, daughter of Maria Carter, Bettie Lewis, Field- 
ing Lewis, John and Frances Fielding, married George 
Rives. Issue: Tucker Rives, Rosalie Rives, Edward Rives, 
Alexander Rives. 

8 Eliza Tucker, daughter of Maria Carter, Bettie Lewis, Field- 
ing Lewis, John and Frances Fielding, married Gesner 
Harrison and had issue as follows : 
9 ^ Maria Harrison married Rev. John A. Broaddus. 
9 ^Mary Harrison married Professor Frank Smith. 
9 ^George Harrison married Lelia Belle Edwards. 
9 * Peachy Harrison. 
9 ^Robert Harrison. 
9 ^Rosalie Harrison married Professor Wm. M. Thornton. 

8 Wm. Farley Carter, son of Farley Carter, Bettie Lewis, Field- 
ing Lewis, John and Frances Fielding, married unknown 
and left issue: Wm. F. Carter, Mary Carter, Nannie Car- 
ter. Resides at Clinton, Missouri. 

8 Maria Carter, daughter of George Washington Carter, Bettie 



Lewis, Fielding Lewis, John and Frances Fielding, mar- 
ried Stephen Cobb and had issue: Ellen Cobb, Wm. Far- 
ley Cobb, Mary Cobb, Henry Cobb. 

8 Rosalind Carter, daughter of G. W. Carter, Bettie Lewis, 
Fielding Lewis, John and Frances Fielding, married M. A. 
Jenkins and had issue: George Jenkins, Mary Jenkins, Sa- 
rah Jenkins, Frank Jenkins, Rosalie Jenkins, Augustus 

8 Sophia F. Carter, daughter of G. W. Carter, Bettie Lewis, 
Fielding Lewis, John and Frances Fielding, married W. D. 
Postlewaite and left issue: Ann Postlewaite, Mary Postle- 
waite, Amelia Postlewaite, Wm. Postlewaite, Fannie Postle- 
waite, Helen Postlewaite, Georgiana Postlewaite. 

8 Georgiana Carter, daughter of G. W. Carter, Bettie Lewis, 
Fielding Lewis, John and Francis Fielding, married E. L. 
Bower and had issue: Mary Bower, Stella Bower, Lewis 

8 Annie B. Carter, daughter of G. W. Carter, Bettie Lewis, 
Fielding Lewis, John and Frances Fielding, married Judge 
E. J. McGehee, and had issue: Mary McGehee, Edmund 
McGehee, Mervin McGehee. 

8 Capt Edward Park Custis Lewis, son of Lorenzo Lewis, Law- 
rence, Fielding, John and Frances Fielding, married Lucy 
Ware and had issue as follows: 

9 1 Eleanor Angella Lewis, born July 27, 1859, died Feb- 
ruary 18, I860. 
9 ^Lawrence Fielding Lewis. 
9 ^Lucy Ware Lewis. 
9 ^John Glassel Ware Lewis. 
9 ^Edward Park Custis Lewis, born Aug. 1864, died about 

9 ^Edward Augustus Lewis, by second marriage with widow 

9 "Julia Stevens Lewis, by second marriage with widow 

9 ^Esther Maria Lewis, by second marriage with widow 



9 ^Eleanor Park Custis Lewis, by second marriage with 
widow Garnett. 
8 Virginia Carter, daughter of G. W. Carter, Bettie Lewis, 
Fielding, John and Frances Fielding, married Judge D. O. 
Merwin and had issue: George W. Merwin, Samuel Merwin, 
Fielding Merwin, Julia Merwin. 
8 Bettie Bassett, daughter of Bettie Lewis and George W. Bas- 
sett, Robert Lewis, Fielding, John and Frances Fielding, 
married Ronald Mills. Issue: Virginia Mills, W. L. H. 
Washington Mills. 
8 Fanny Bassett, daughter of Bettie Lewis and George W. Bas- 
sett, Robert Lewis, Fielding, John and Frances Fielding, 
married C. T. Mitchell. Issue: Fanny Mitchell, Virginia 
Mitchell, Laura Mitchell, Bassett Mitchell, Lucy Mitchell. 
8 Mary Bassett, daughter of Bettie Lewis, Robert Fielding, 
John and Frances Fielding, married Benjamin Harrison 
Bassett. Issue: Eleanor Bassett, Lewis Bassett, Lucy 
Bassett, Hope Bassett, Benjamin Bassett. 
8 Dr. Robert McGuire, son of Judith Lewis and Rev. John Mc- 
Guire, Robert, Fielding, John and Frances Fielding, mar- 
ried Agnes Douthat and had issue: Jane S. McGuire mar- 
ried James F. Jones. 
8 Fielding, son of Howell Lewis and Emerly Burch, Howell, 
Fielding, John and Frances Fielding, married Mary Rains, 
and had issue: Lawrence Howell Lewis. 
8 Bettie Fitzhugh Lewis, descent same as Fielding above, mar- 

jie<j Finks, issue, Leland Finks, now of Calhoun, 


8 Wm. Henry Lewis, descent same as Fielding and Bettie, mar- 

ried Nellie Dean and had issue as follows: Emmett Lewis, 
died aged 8; 011a Lewis, and Howell Lewis. 

9 Maria Harrison, daughter of Gesner Harrison and Eliza 

Tucker, Maria Carter, Bettie Lewis, Fielding, John and 
Frances Fielding, married Rev. John A. Broadus, a distin- 
guished Baptist minister of Virginia, who for many years 
was president of the Baptist Theological seminary, located 



first at Greenville, South Carolina, and afterwards at Louis- 
ville, Kentucky. Dr. Broadus was presiding officer of that 
institution up to the time of his death. 

10 Anna Broadus, daughter of Rev. John A. Broadus and Ma- 
ria Harrison and granddaughter of Dr. Gesner Harrison, 
so long chairman of the faculty of the University of Vir- 
ginia, married Rev. Wyckliffe Yancey Abraham, a Baptist 
minister of Virginia. She died about 1895; he died 1903. 
They left two children: John Abraham, who is married and 
in business in St. Louis. Missouri, and Annie Lou, about 12 
years old, who lives with her stepmother in Richmond. Mr. 
Abraham, several years after the death of Anna Broadus, 
married Miss Christian of Buckingham county, Virginia, a 
a most worthy and estimable lad3^ and it proved a fortunate 
marriage. She is indeed a mother to his orphan daughter. 
His death was very sudden and indeed tragic. He had 
been in attendance on a Baptist Convention in Staunton, 
Virginia, and had returned to Richmond and boarded a 
street car for his home, when he was struck down with heart 
failure and was taken off the car in a dying condition and 
carried home a corpse. 

10 Mary Harrison, daughter of Gesner Harrison and Eliza 
Tucker, Maria Carter, Bettie Lewis, Fielding, John and 
Frances Fielding, married Prof. Frank Smith, and had is- 
sue: Eliza Smith, Lelia Smith, Harrison Smith, Eleanor 
Smith, Tucker Smith. 


5 Charles was the youngest son of John Lewis and Frances 
Fielding, born, according to the register of Abington Parish, in 
Caroline county, Virginia, 1729- He was brother of Warner and 
Fielding Lewis and Nephew of "Charles of Byrd," and Robert 
of Bellvoir. He married Lucy Taliaferro, daughter of John 
Taliaferro and Mary Catlett of Snow Creek near Fredericks- 
burg. They had three children: Dr. John Taliaferro Lewis, 



Charles Augustine Lewis, and Mary Warner Lewis. 

6 Dr. John Taliaferro Lewis, oldest son of "Charles of 
Cedar Creek," was a graduate of Edinburgh College, Scotland. 
He settled at "Mulberry Green," in Culpepper county, Virginia, 
where he practiced his profession, successfully and profitably 
but died in the prime of life. He married first, Hannah Green of 
Essex county, Virginia, and married second, Susannah Warring, 
also of Essex. Dr. John Taliaferro Lewis, by his marriage with 
Hannah Green had only one son, no daughter; Augustine Light- 
foot Lewis, who married his cousin, Mary Warner Lewis, daugh- 
ter of Charles Augustine Lewis of Caroline county, Virginia. By 
second marriage with Susannah Warring, he had several chil- 
dren. We have only the record, however, of four: 
7 ^Lucy, oldest child of Dr. John Taliaferro Lewis, by his sec- 
ond marriage, was born September 5, 1783. She married 
Col. John Thom of Culpepper county, Virginia. They left 
several children, one of whom, Lucy Lewis Thom married 
Col. William Taylor of Louisiana, a cousin of President 
Zachary Taylor. 
7 ^John Lewis, second child of Dr. John Taliaferro Lewis and 
Susannah Warring, was born July 18, 1785. He married his 
cousin, Frances Tasker, daughter of Spencer Ball, Esq., and 
his wife Bettie Landon, daughter of Robert Carter. John 
and Frances Tasker Lewis left three sons: John Taliaferro 
Lewis, Robert Motrum Lewis, and Frank Warring Lewis, 
all of whom reside in Prince William County, Virginia. 
They also left a daughter who married Dr. Bowen. 
7 ^Warner Lewis third child of Dr. Taliaferro and Susannah 
(Warring) Lewis, was born December 13, 1786 and resided 
at Lewis Level, Essex county, Virginia. He was of the "Old 
County Court," was high sheriff of Essex, and vestryman of 
South Farnhan Parish, in 1820. In 1810 he married his 
cousin, Susannah Latane, daughter of Wm. Latane, Esq., 
of Langle, Essex county, Virginia. This Wm. Latane was 
grandson of the Rev. Lewis Latane, a French Huguenot 
who fled from France upon the revocation of the Edict of 
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Nantes in 1685^ first to England, then emigrated to Virginia 
and took charge of South Farnham Parish in 1700. 
8 Thomas Warring Lewis, son of Warner and Susannah (La- 
tane) Lewis, was born August 15, 1815. He married Au- 
gust 11, 1842, Ann Ursula, only daughter of Henry War- 
ring Latane of Essex county, Virginia. On the second of 
Jvme, 1892, Mr. Thomas Warring Lewis, in a letter to Mr. 
A. St. M. Cliflin of Chicago, gave the lineage of his ances- 
tor, "Charles Lewis of Cedar Creek," which we have 
copied in these pages, and concluded by saying: "I have 
seven sons and five daughters who are sources of j oy to me in 
my old age." There is no record, however, of his children 
or their descendants, 

6 Mary Warner Lewis, only daughter of "Col. Charles Lewis of 

Cedar Creek," married Phillip Lightfoot of "Sandy Point," 
on James River. They resided at Cedar Creek. He lived 
but a short time and left only one son, Phillip Lightfoot, 
Caroline county, Virginia. 

7 Phillip Lightfoot, son of Phillip Lightfoot and Mary War- 

ner Lewis and grandson of "Charles of Cedar Creek," mar- 
ried Sally, daughter of William Bomard, Esq., of Mansfield, 
near Fredericksburg, Virginia. 

6 Mary Warner Lewis married second Dr. John Bankhead of 

Caroline county, Virginia, who was a graduate of Edin- 
burgh, and a nephew of President Monroe. They had two 
sons: Charles Lewis Bankhead and Dr. Wm. Bankhead. 

7 Charles Lewis Bankhead married Cary Randolph, grand- 

daughter of Mr. Jefferson. They left many descendants 
who moved to Missouri years ago. 

7 Dr. Wm. Bankhead married Dorothea Minor, daughter of Gar- 
rett Minor of Fredericksburg, Virginia. They have many 
descendants in Virginia. 

6 Charles Augustine Lewis, second son of "Charles of Cedar 
Creek," was educated at William and Mary. He was a 
member of the "Old County Court" of Caroline, and in the 
language of Mr. Thomas Warring Lewis, was the peer of 



any of his associates. He married Catherine Battaile of 

Caroline county, Virginia and left six children as follows: 

7 ^Mary Warner, named for her aunt, married her cousin, 
Charles Augustine Lightfoot Lewis, and lived at Mar- 
ingo, Spottsylvania county, Virginia. 

7 2 Charles Augustine Lewis was a graduate of the Univer- 
sity of Virginia, married Elizabeth Goodwin of Blen- 
heim, Caroline county, Virginia and left an only child, 
Elizabeth Meriwether, who married Professor R. Mas- 
sie of Virginia. He commanded a cavalry company from 
Caroline in the War of 1812, and saw hard service at 
Camp Holly, near Norfolk, Virginia. 

7 ^Arthur Lewis, a captain in the United States army, died 
without issue. 

7 ■* Lawrence Battaile Lewis married and removed to Mis- 
souri years ago. 

7 ^Bettie Battaile Lewis died single. 

7 ® Rebecca Lewis married her cousin, John Taliferro Lewis 
of Prince William, and died in Mississippi. 



This head of the Lewis name in Virginia was not the first 
that came, but when he did come he came to stay. It may be 
said of him, as of many other emigrants to Virginia at that per- 
iod, that he most emphatically "had his hat in his hand" and 
was prepared for the mission upon which he came. It was about 
1692 that Zachary Lewis landed on the "Old Virginia Shore." 
The first record evidence of his presence in Virginia was a land 
grant for 500 acres of land in King and Queen county in l694. 
His birth is believed to have been about 1650. The name of his 
wife is unknown, nor is it known whether he married in England, 
or after he came to Virginia. That he had a number of children 
there is abundant proof, but little is known of their history be- 
yond that of the second Zachary. It is known that he had a son 
John who married Sarah Iverson, but little is known definitely 
of the descendants of this marriage. The records show many 
families in which the name of Zachary has been perpetuated, and 
there is no lack of evidence that the first Zachary Lewis left many 
representatives. On the records of Albemarle county, Virginia, 
may be found the will of "John Lewis Planter," about whom 
other genealogists know nothing. He is contemporaneous with 
six or eight others of the same name, whose identity is known, 
yet his line of descent has never been traced. The name of 
Zachary, however, is perpetuated with his descendants and we 
have unhesitatingly placed him in the Zachary Lewis line. There 
are doubtless many of the descendants of John Lewis and Sarah 
Iverson who have been entirely lost sight of. 

This name is recognized as a distinct head of one of the 
branches of the Lewis family, in Virginia. 

Whatever may have been said of the identity of the Lewis 
name, whether in France, or subsequently in England, it is nev- 
ertheless true, in spite of the intermarriages between the different 



lines after coming to Virginia, the distinctness between the re- 
pective lines continue to be marked. 

The head of this family, as has been seen, first appears on 
the Virginia records during the last quarter of the seventeenth 
century, and on the land books the first grant of land to Zachary 
Lewis is for 500 acres of land in King and Queen county, in 
1694, he was probably born about l650, and believed to have 
come to Virginia in l692. He first settled in Middlesex county, 
in the vicinity of Dragon Swamp, where he laid the foundation 
of his future fortunes and like other pioneers of this historic fam- 
ily, proceeded to establish his own line, which, having borne his 
name for more than 200 years, will always be known as the Zach- 
ary Lewis line; indeed, it is more than probable that this dis- 
tinction was observed in England previous to their establishment 
in Virginia. 

It has been said, and is borne out by the facts, that Irish 
John Lewis of Augusta, in his sons and grandsons, furnished 
more warriors, officers of rank and distinction, for their coun- 
try's defence, than any other name and it may be said with 
equal truth that Zachary and other heads of the Lewis families 
in eastern Virginia, while furnishing their full quota of soldiers 
and officers to the arm}', at the same time led in the professions, 
and were not behind in the ranks of statecraft; and in this they 
are still conspicuous. 

It is not known, and perhaps will never be ascertained, how 
many children the first Zachary Lewis had. The Rev. Mr. Hay- 
den mentions only two: Zachary, born 1702, and John, date of 
birth not given; but it is nevertheless true that there were cotera- 
poraneous with these sons, other Lewises, in whose families is 
perpetuated the name of Zachary, and as Mrs. Mary Starling 
Payne used to say: "Nothing less than the most unbounded fil- 
ial devotion could ever induce anyone to give his son such a 
name." Owen Lewis, the birth and baptism of whose children 
appear on the church registry, and who was himself born 1690, 
was cotemporaneous with the other known sons of the first Zach- 




ary Lewis, and his descendants are brought down with the name 
of Zachary perpetuated in the succeeding generation. 

The Rev. Mr. Hayden in his "Virginia Genealogies" de- 
votes a chapter to "The Lewis family," and with the exception 
of some merely incidental remarks, confines himself entirely to 
the Zachary Lewis line; but he only gives a limited account of 
this line, and hence in justice to this branch of the Lewis family, 
I shall seek to give, as far as possible, a more complete geneal- 
ogy. In doing this, however, it will be necessary for me to re- 
produce much that Mr. Hayden has already given, but with some 
additions and corrections. In dealing with this braoch of the 
family, I shall present them under three general heads: 

First Zachary Lewis, emigrant, born about 1650, who came 
to Virginia 1692. Name of wife unknown. 

Second Zachary Lewis, born in Virginia 1702, married Mary 
Waller 1725. 

Third John Lewis, born about 1704, married Sarah Iver- 


Born 1702, married Mary Waller, January 3, 1725; and 
died 1765. His will is probated February, 1765. Mary Waller 
was born 1699, baptized by the Rev. John Munroe, October 17th 
of that year, and died March 23, 1781. She was the daughter 
of Col. John Waller and his wife Dorothy King. The best es- 
tablished traditions, as well as the court records for generations 
previous to this, go to show that the Lewises of this line were a 
wealthy family, and this number was no exception to the rule. 
As a result of a large and lucrative law practice, Mr. Lewis 
amassed a fortune and left his children wealthy. As an attorney 
he was a recognized leader, being retained in the most important 
cases and receiving the largest fees. In his will he names four 
sons: John, Zachary, W^aller and Benjamin; daughters, Mary 
Meriwether, Betsy Littlepage, Lucy Ford, and Dorothea Smitli, 
and makes his four sons executors ; but from the church regis- 



ters and other records we find the name of Ann Lewis, born No- 
vember 30, 1726, died August 8, 1784, married Chancellor George 
Wythe who was one of the most distinguished lawyers and jurists 
of his age. They were married about 1746. \^ 

Chancellor Wythe was born in the county of Elizabeth City '^ ^ 

in 1726 and died June 8, I8O6. He studied law with Mr. Dewey 
of Prince George coiinty and came to the bar at Williamsburg 
after 1756. In 1758 he was burgess, at which time Thomas Jef- 
ferson came under his instruction, and they were ever afterwards 
warm friends. In 1764 Mr. Wythe was a member of the Com- 
mission of the House which presented resolutions of Remon- 
strance to the House of Commons. In 1774 he joined the Con- 
tinental forces against Lord Dunmore. In 1776 he was elected 
to the Continental Congress and was one of the signers of the 
Declaration of Independence. 

In 1778 Chancellor Wythe was appointed one of the three 
judges of the High Court of Chancery, and when that court was 
reorganized in 1788 he was made sole Chancellor, which position 
he continued to hold the remainder of his life. 

An incident in the life of Chancelor Wythe which has never 
been published is worthy of notice here, as it gives an insight, 
not only to his own character, but to his fine judgment of the 
character of others. It was related to the writer by Robert L. 
Cobbs, an intimate friend and relative of General WTiite, who 
was surgeon on his staff through the war of 1812, and after- 
wards read law in his office. As was the custom with Virginia 
planters at that time, ^Ir. White, a wealthy Virginia planter, and 
special friend of Chancelor Wythe, had delivered his entire crop 
of tobacco to Richmond, and commissioned his son William to 
attend to the sale for him. The sale having been made, and 
the money collected, young WTiite fell into the hand of sharp- 
ers and was swindled out of the last dollar. Mortified and cha- 
grined at the turn of affairs, he determined never to return home 
until he could carry vnth him the full amount of his father's 
losses. He sought Chancelor Wythe, laid his plans before him, 
detailing in the meantime his misfortune, requested the loan of 



enough money to carry him to Nashville, then a frontier town 
in Tennessee. Having been furnished with the needed amount 
he set out, a youth of seventeen, on his journey to the "Far 
West." For several years Mr. White knew nothing of his son 
except such information as was given him by Chancelor Wythe, 
and even then he knew nothing of his whereabouts, was only as- 
sured that he was determined to reinstate himself in his father's 
confidence. Confident of the integrity of young White, Chan- 
celor Wythe gave the father such assurances that his confidence 
in his son was unshaken and he was content to await results. In 
an incredibly short time the amount with interest, which had 
been advanced by Chancelor W\'the was returned, and all of Mr. 
AVhite's losses made good by his son. This youth turned out to 
be General William White who had command of one of the di- 
visions of General Jackson's army during the war of 1812, and 
commanded the left wing at New Orleans on the 8th of January, 
1815. He had become a distinguished lawyer before the war, 
and after the close of the war he resigned his commission in the 
army and resumed the practice in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Chancellor Wythe did not live to see White in the zenith of 
his fame, as he died in 1806, while White, at that time, had just 
entered upon his brightest career, but he lived to see him prove 
himself a man, in the redemption of the most sacred pledges 
of his early life. 

Chancelor W}i:he married a second time, Elizabeth Tali- 
ferro of Williamsburg, but we have no account of any children 
by either marriage. He removed to Richmond in 1789 where he 
spent the remainder of his life. 


S Mary Lewis, second daughter of Zachary Lewis and 
Mary Waller, was bom January 30, 1728, married Frank Meri- 
wether, son of Col. David Meriwether and his wife Ann Holmes, 
born 1717. They removed to South Carolina, and had issue: 
Zachary Lewis, Nicholas Lewis, and Mary Lewis. 



The third child, in order of age, of Zachary Lewis and Mary 
Waller, was born October 18, 1729, baptized by the Rev. Rodham 
Kenner, November 23, 1729, died September 12, 1780. Will 
dated May 31, 1766. Codicil added 1776. Admitted to record 
October 19, 1780. He married Ann Lewis, daughter of Robert 
Lewis of Belvoir and his wife Jane Meriwether, and reference 
to his descendants will be foimd under the head of Robert Lewis 
of Belvoir. The Rev. Mr. Hayden says that John Lewis mar- 
ried, first, Sarah Iverson, but this is altogether improbable. 
John Lewis, son of the first Zachary, and uncle of this John, 
married Sarah Iverson, and this fact no doubt confused Mr. 
Hayden's authorities. All of the circumstances preclude the 
idea of a previous marriage. Equally erroneous is Mr. Hayden's 
assertion that John Lewis married Mildred Lewis, as the records 
and a letter preserved by his descendants positively prove that 
he married Ann Lewis, a sister of Mildred. 

Mr. Lewis had only three sons, John Zachary, Robert and 
Nicholas. Charles Lewis who married Susan R. Waller and died 
in Lynchburg, Virginia, 1822, was not a son of this John Lewis. 
Nicholas Levids, his son, married Ann Meriwether. Their chil- 
dren were: Eliza, James, Hunter, Susan and Laura Lewis. 

While Mr. Lewis does not mention any daughters, the rec- 
ords show, as explained on another page, that he had two daugh- 
ters: Mary, who married David Wood Meriwether, and Jane 
who married Zacharj'^ Meriwether. (See Records of Spottsylva- 


The second son of Zachary Lewis and Mary Waller was 
born May 6, 1731, died, July 31, 1803. Will dated February 20, 



1803, and probated in Spottsylvania county. Married May 8, 
1771, Ann Overton Terrell of Louisa county, Virginia, daughter 
of Richmond Terrell. The records show that Col. Lewis was made 
captain of the Spottsylvania foot company February, 1758, and 
was also an officer in the Revolutionary army. He left children 
as follows: 

4 ^Ann Overton Lewis, born April 23, 1772, married July 28, 
1795, James McClure Scott. 

4 ^Richmond, born March 14, 1774, died July 31, 1831; mar- 
ried first, October 28, 1802, Elizabeth Travers Daniel, sec- 
ond, September 3, 1830, Margaret B. Richardson. 

4 ^Cadwalader Lewis, born November 25, 1776, died February 
4, 1796. 

4 *Mary Waller Lewis, born April 10, 1779; married John Hill, 

4 ^Huldah Fountain Lewis, born February 4, 1781, died Octo- 
ber 25, 1863; married September 23, 1802, Waller Holla- 

4 ^John Lewis, bom February 25, 1784, died August 27, 1858; 
married November 21, 1808, Jean Wood Daniel. 

4 '^Eliza Lewis, born May 27, 1786, died September 4, I8I6; 
married Walter Raleigh Daniel. 

4 ^William Lewis, born August 20. 1788, died same day. 
; 4 ^Addison Murdock Lewis, born September 26, 1789, died Au- 
gust 27, 1857; married first, December, 1810, Sarah Bil- 
t/Vr^C/ ^"y] ^'"S?''^' second, March 2, 1821, Sarah Ann Minor. 


The third son of Zachary Lewis and Mary Waller appears 
on the records of Spottsylvania county ais one of the executors 
of his brother John's will, and his will is on record in the same 
county. Mr. Hayden gives his birth September 11, 1739- It 
is more than probable that this is a traditional approximation, 
as Waller Lewis was married previous to September 1, 1757, 



at which time the will of Robert of Belvoir was written, which 
would have made him, at that time not quite eighteen, and it is 
not known how long previous to this time he had been married; 
from which it follows almost necessarily that Waller Lewis was 
born at least two or three years previous to the date given by 
Mr. Hayden. Not until very recently has it been possible to 
break through the crust, so to speak, which has hidden the his- 
tory and family of Waller Lewis from posterity; and even now 
it has not been possible to obtain anything like a complete rec- 

Waller Lewis, M. D., married Sarah, daughter of Robert 
Lewis, preWous to September 1, 1757. They had seven children, 
as will be seen by reference to the family line of Robert Lewis 
of Belvoir, under the head of his daughter, Sarah, who married 
Waller Lewis, but only the line of one of their children has been 
wholly rescued from oblivion, that of Elizabeth, born 1772, who 
married John Woolfolk in 17S1 and removed to Kentucky 1811 ; 
and this has been done by the untiring zeal and persistent energy 
of the wife of one of her descendants. 


The youngest son of Zachary Lewis and Mary Waller was 
born in King and Queen county, Virginia, June 16, 1744. He 
married Martha Bickerton, of Hanover county, Virginia, but the 
date of his marriage is unknown. He left five children: 

4 1 Benjamin Lewis, M. D., died unmarried. 

4 2Jolm Lewis, married Matilda Nelson. 

4 "Patsy Bickerton Lewis, married Snellson Smith and left sev- 
eral children, one of whom (Dorothea) married Edmund 
Swift and left issue, Martha, who married William Cook and 
also left children. 

4 ^Alice Lewis married a Mr. Jewett. 



4 'Elizabeth Lewis married George Greenhaw, and left several 
children, one of whom (Samuel), married Mary Johnston, 
whose daughter married Rev. Frances Marsh Baker, rector 
of Grace Church, Richmond, Virginia. 


The oldest son of Col. Zachary Lewis and his wife Ann Ov- 
erton Terrell, was born March 14, 1774, in Spottsylvania county, 
Virginia, died July 31, 1831; married Elizabeth Travers Daniel, 
daughter of Travers and Frances Monuers Daniel. He married 
second, Margaret B. Richardson. He first located at Urbana, 
Middlesex county, Virginia, and in 1800 at Fredericksburg. He 
was surgeon, United States army during the war of 1812. 


Oldest daughter of Col. Zachary Lewis and his wife, Ann 
Overton Terrell, was born in Spottsylvania county, Virginia, 
April 23, 1772, baptized by Rev. Robert Barret, June 7, 1772; 
married July 28, 1795, James McClure Scott, M. D. 

Dr. Scott was from Pennsylvania and, as informed by one 
of his grandsons, was the only one of his family who ever came 
South. There is no account of any children by this marriage, 
and the records show that Ann Overton Lewis died shortlj'^ after 

Dr. Scott married a second time, Mildred Thomson, daugh- 
ter of Waddy Thomson and his wife Mary Lewis Cobbs, daugh- 
ter of Col. Robert Lewis of Belvoir, Albemarle county, Virginia, 
and had two sons: John Thomson Scott and James McClure 
Scott, both of whom married back into the Zachary Lewis fam- 
ily, daughters of Dr. Richmond Lewis, and nieces of their fa- 
ther's first wife. 

The marriages in this family go to show somewhat the ex- 
tent to which the different branches of the Lewis name have 
merged. Two sons of Zachary Lewis, Waller and John "The 



honest lawyer," married daughters of Robert Lewis of Belvoir, 
while another daughter of Robert, Mildred Lewis, married a 
great-grandson of John Lewis of Henrico, and these are only a 
few of the many instances of similar intermarriages between the 
different branches of this name. 

John Lewis of Llangollen was no exception to his family, 
but was simply another variety of genius. A ripe scholar and a 
man of letters, and although Mr. Hayden says that he failed to 
find his name among the Alumni of any of the colleges that he 
examined, that is no proof that he was not an alumnus of some 
one that he did not examine. Certain it is that as a scholar his 
rank was equal to the standard of the best universities. A law- 
yer by profession, but all of his tastes turned to literature and 
he employed his time principally as an educator. 


Daughter of Zachary Lewis and Mary Waller, born Octo- 
ber 9, 1732, married first, 1760, Col. James Littlepage^ of Hanover 
county, and second, March 5, 1774, Major Lewis Holaday of 
Spottsylvania county, Virginia. By her first marriage with Col. 
Littlepage she had tvvo children: 

4 1 General Lewis Littlepage, born December 9, 1762, died July 

19, 1802; he never married. 
4 ^Mary Littlepage, born 1764, married Robert Shelbe Coleman. 

By her second marriage with Major Holaday she had two 
4 ^Ann Holaday, born April 18, 1775; died January 26, 1846. 

married Hugh Corrans Boggs. 
4 * Waller Holaday, born August 17, 1776, died August 27, 1863, 

married September 23, 1803, Huldah Fountain Lewis. 


Lewis Littlepage is known to history with this title, which 
was doubtless conferred by one or more of the European Cour.- 



tries, aa he was in the service of France, Spain and Poland. His 
was strictly a European career. His history reads like a ro- 
mance and belongs not only to the country, but to the civilized 
world, and, for lack of space, will not be reproduced here; only 
brief references will be made to it: 

At the age of 17, delicate, precocious, and of an unnatural 
mental development, Lewis Littlepage, by permission of his guar- 
dian, left America, on what was at first intended as a European 
tour, but he entered at once actively into European politics, and 
as above stated, was at different times in the service of France, 
Spain and Poland, and did not permanently return to America 
until a short time before his death. Lewis Littlepage died July 
19^ 1802, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and was buried by the Ma- 
sonic Fraternity with the following inscription on his tomb : 
"Here lies the body of Lewis Littlepage, who was bom in the 
county of Hanover, in the State of Virginia, December 19, 1762, 
and departed this life July 19, 1802, aged 39 years and 7 months. 
Honored for many years with the esteem and confidence of the 
imfortunate Stanislaus Augustus, King of Poland. He held un- 
der that monarch imtil he lost his throne, the most distinguished 
offices among which was that of Ambassador to Russia. He was 
by him created the Knight of St. Stanislaus, chamberlain and 
confidential secretary in his cabinet, and acted as his special en- 
\oy in the most important negotiations. Of talents, military 
as well as civil, he served with credit, as an officer of high rank, 
in different armies. In private life he was charitable, generous 
and just, and in the various public offices which he filled, he 
acted with uniform magnanimity, fidelity and honor." 

4 Mary Waller Lewis, daughter of Zachary Lewis and Ann 
Overton Terrell, granddaughter of Zachary and Mary Wal- 
ler and great-granddaughter of the first Zachary Lewis, 
bom in Spottsylvania county, Virginia, April 10, 1779, bap- 
tized by the Rev. Robt. Barret, May 23, 1779; married May, 
1797, John Hill of Hillsboro, Virginia, and had issue as 
follows: Ann Overton Hill, married John Overton Harris; 
John Minor Hill, married Harriet Lo^vTv Hill; Huldah 



Lewis Hill; Mary Ann Hill; Robert Zachary Hill; Martha 
B. Hill; Edward H. Hill; Mary Clark Hill; Sarah Frances 
Addison Hill. 
4 John Lewis of Llangollen^ son of Zachary, Zachary, Zachary, 
born in Spottsylvania county, Virginia, February 25, 1784, 
baptized by Rev. Wm. Douglas, May 14, 1784, died 
in Franklin county, Kentucky, August 15, 1858; married 
November 21, 1808, Jean Wood Daniel, born at Frankfort, 
Kentucky, 1786, died same place January 3, 1853, aged 67. 
They had issue as follows: 
5 ^Frances Ann Lewis, born March 3, 1810, married May 

31, 1836, William Mitchell. 
5 ^Cadwalader, born November 5, 1811, died April 22, 

1882, married February 13, 1830, Elizabeth Henry 

5 2 Elizabeth Travers Lewis, born July 10, 1813, and died 

October 15, 1886. 
5 ■*George Wythe Lewis, born February 9, 1815, died July 

19, 1845, married Mary Jane Todd. 
5 ^Mary Overton Lewis, born November 7, 1816. 
5 ^John Moncure Lewis, born May 11, 1820, died March 

, 21, 1845. ' 

4 Rev. ifflison Murdock Lewis, son of Col. Zachary Lewis and 
his wife Ann Overton Terrell, and grandson of Zachary 
Lewis and Mary Waller, born at "Bel Air," Spottsylvania 
county, Virginia, September 26, 1789, died at Huntsville, 
Missouri, August 27, 1857; married first, December 10, 
1810, Sarah Billingsly, and married second, March 20, 
1821, Sarah Ann Minor. By his first marriage with Sarah 
Billingsly he had three children: 
5 1 Virginia Ann, bom May 30, 1813, died February 1867, 

married December, 1838, James D. Brown, Franklin 

county, Kentucky. 
5 2 John Lewellen,\born February 23, 1815, married April, y 

1809,, Mary Eliza Woolfolk. 
5 2 Joseph Addison, born October 18, 1818, died in Glasgow, 



Missouri, December, 1876; married September, 1848, 
Mary Elizabeth McCoy. 
6 Virginia Ann Lewis and James D. Brown had one child: 

Sarah Addison Brown married Colley Taylor, Franklin 

county. "t- ' " ': . 
5 John Lewellen^ Lewis and Eliza Woolfolk had: 

6 ^Thomas Addison. 

6 2 Isabel married Oscar Stephens. 

6 ^Malcolm Duane married first, Julia McKinney, second, 
Amanda Prather. 

6 ^Charles Orville, M. D. 

6 ^Ann Maria married Walter Scott. 
5 Joseph Addison Lewis and Mary Elizabeth McCoy had: El- 

lery Channing; Nannie married Dr. Berry; Josephine; Ad- 

ison Thomas; Elizabeth. 
5 Malcolm Duane Lewis, M. D., is now located in Columbia, 

where he is practicing his profession; he married Julia Mc- 
Kinney and had : 

6 ^Mildred Lewis educated at Missouri State University. 

6 ^Carl Lewis, a druggist in connection with his vmcle Phil- 
lip Prather of Columbia, Missouri. 

6 ^Pierre Lewis, Columbia, Missouri. 
4 Rev. Addison Murdock Lewis by his marriage with Sa- 
rah Ann Minor had nine children and with the three by a 

previous marriage, he had a family of twelve children: 

5 ^Thomas Minor Lewis, born January 19, 1822, married 
July 17, 1844, Louisiana Cleveland Hughes. 

5 ^Richmond Zachary Lewis, born August 12, 1823, died 
December 20, 1844. 

5 ^Jane Elizabeth Taylor Lewis, born March 14 ,1825, un- 

5 '^Waldo Lewis, M. D., born May 6, 1827, died Septem- 
ber 6, 1864; married December 26, 1855, Sophia Mil- 
ler Shafer, died 1872. 

5 ^Ann Terrell Lewis, born June 30, 1829, died October 17, 

5 ^John Henrv Lewis, born September 30, 1831, residence 



St. Louis ; is in the lumber business ; married January, 
1855, Mary Susan Hix. 

5 ^'^Sarah Billingsly Lewis, born in Kentucky, June 23, 
1834, married December 1850, Theodore Washington 
Dunica of St. Louis, died 1874. 

5 11 Lucy May Lewis, born in Kentucky, May 5, 1836; mar- 
ried December, 1859^ Gordon Cloyd McGarvock. 

5 i^Huldah Fontain Lewis, born in Kentucky, November 

11, 1838, died October 12, 1872; married September 
1, 1861, D. Alexander J. Bibb. 

Thomas Minor Lewis and his wife Louisianna Cleveland 
Hughes had ten children as follows : Florence Howell Lew- 
is married W. B. Brown; Alice Minor Lewis married Joseph 
Drake; Overton Earnest; Caroline Virginia married Rob- 
ert W. Hughes; Kate Richmond; Thomas Minor Lewis, Jr.; 
John Hughes; Frances May; Robert Roy Earnest. 

Dr. Waldo Lewis and his wife Sophia Miller Shafer had no 
issue, so far as known. 

John Henry Lewis and Mary Susan Hix left five children, as 
follows: Mary, born February, 1857; Leonora, born De- 
cember, 1859; Frank, born January, 1863; Nannie Lay, 
born August, 1871; Robert Hunter, born December, 1875. 

Sarah Billingsly Lewis and her husband, Theodore Washing- 
ton Dunica, had three children: 

6 ^Sarah B., born 1857, married December, 1882, Henry D. 

6 ^Eudora, born October, 1859, married September, 1881, 

Phillip Winchester. 
6 3 Mills Hapwood. 
Lncy May Lewis and her husband, Gordon Cloyd McGarvock, 
had six children: 

6 iJohn Lewis McGarvock, born 1861. 
6 ^Sally Ann McGarvock, born February, 1863. 
6 3 Mary, born 1866. 
6 ^Louisa, born 1869- 
6 'Hugh, born 1871. 
6 ^Robert, born 1876. 



6 Overton Lewis, son of Thomas Minor Lewis and grandson of 
Rev. Murdock Lewis, marriage not known, had: Hugh 
Lewis and Max Lewis. 

6 Sarah B. Donica, daughter of Sarah Billingsly Lewis and her 
husband, Theodore Washington Doica, and granddaughter 
of Rev. Murdock Lewis, married Harry J. Stewart and had 
one child: Harry Stewart, 

As has been said of John Lewis of Llangollen, Rev. Addison 
Murdock Lewis was no exception to his family, but his genius 
was of an exceptional kind. While his uncle John Lewis of Spott- 
sylvania was gifted with the rare faculty of combining great 
legal ability with stern and rigid honesty, and his brother, John 
of Llangollen, excelled in scholarship and literature, and his cou- 
sin Lewis Littlepage filled with distinction the most difficult po- 
sitions in European politics, the Rev. Murdock Lewis threw the 
weight of all of his great gifts, and bent all of his energies, to 
the building up of the Master's cause, during a period of nearly 
half a century. He was a Baptist minister, and in the years 
between 1810 and 1820, he traveled through Kentucky, Indiana, 
Illinois and Missouri, preaching and organizing churches. In 
1828 he removed to Kentucky and took charge of a church and 
a school for girls at Georgetown. In 1833 he settled on a farm 
in Franklin county, taking charge of Buck Run Baptist church. 
In 1839 he removed his family to Howard county, Missouri. In 
1855 he resided in Glasgow. He died in Huntsville, Randolph 
county, Missouri, August 27, 1857, having been forty-eight years 
\ in the ministry. 


3 Lucy Lewis, daughter of Zachary Lewis second and Mary 
Waller, born December 5, 1735, married a Mr. Ford of 
Amelia county, Virginia. They left several children and 
as a Waller Ford was visiting Mr. Holladay of Virginia 
who was from Kentucky, it is probable they moved to Ken- 
tucky after marriage. 




3 Dorothy Lewis^ daughter of Zachary Lewis second and ^lary 
Waller, born September 3, 1737, married Charles Smith, 
an Englishman. They had three sons : one of them, Snel- 
son Smith, married his cousin Martha B. Lewis, a daughter 
of Benjamin Lewis; Christopher Smith (called Kid Smith) 
died unmarried; Charles, or Nat, Smith. 



In will book 4, pages 42 to 45, Albemarle county, Virginia, 
will be found a will, written July, 1786, codicil 1792, and June, 
1794, probated January 6, 1800, beginning with the significant 
language: "I, John Lewis, Planter, etc." In Albemarle and ad- 
joining counties at that time there were forty or fifty of that 
name, and the most of them were planters. There were very 
few people of any means in Virginia at that time who were not 
planters, but there were many by the name of John Lewis who 
were also doctors and lawyers and some few were preachers ; and 
one of the name was known as "the honest lawyer," but this old 
ancestor chose to designate himself in a way that could not be 
misunderstood, as no one had ever selected this designation. 

This member of the Lewis family seems to have effectually 
escaped the attention of the genealogists, and even the most in- 
telligent and best posted of his descendants seem to have known 
nothing of him from a genealogical standpoint. As a genealogist 
I claim him by right of discovery, never having seen any refer- 
ence to him by any other genealogist, or found any trace to him 
in any family records. I found him on the records of Albemarle 
coimty and run down the descendants of his daughter, Sarah 
Cobbs, and his son, Owen Lewis, to the present generation, be- 
fore these descendants knew, or had any idea of what line of the 
Lewis family they had descended from. 

There is no record trace of the father of Planter John 
Lewis, but all of the circumstances point very clearly to the 
conclusion that he belonged to the Zachary Lewis line, and that 
he was a son of the first Zachary Lewis, and brother of the sec- 
ond Zachary who married Mary Waller. The Reverend Mr. 
Hayden gives the names of only two of the sons of the first 
Zachary: Zachary, born 1702, and John, birth not given; but 
there is no doubt that there were others, and perhaps younger 



Owen Lewis appears on the church register of the Theolog- 
ical Seminary, Fairfax county, Virginia, cotemporaneously with 
the second Zachary, and as the name comes down in the same 
line with that of Zachary, he was no doubt an older brother, the 
birth of his oldest child being given March 19, 171 4, and Plan- 
ter John Lewis has a son Owen, and Zachary is perpetuated in 
his family. 

The will of Planter John Lewis names two sons Owen and 
John; and six daughters, all married: Elizabeth Davis, Ann 
Tindell, Sarah Cobbs, Mary Xevill, Susan Wingfield, and Lucy 
Davenport. The names of the six married daughters of Planter 
John Lewis have gone to make up some of the most prominent 
families of Virginia, many of whom have played a conspicuous 
part in the stirring events of the past century. 

4 Sarah, who married Edmund Cobbs, was the ancestress 
of Bishop Nicholas Hamner Cobbs of the Diocese of Alabama, 
and others of the same family, distinguished in other profes- 
sions, will be mentioned more prominently under the head of 
the Cobbs family. 

Of John Lewis, son of "Planter John," nothing is known 
further than what has been obtained from the records of Albe- 
marle county. From these records we find that he was born 1749 
and died 1804. His will was admitted to probate February 6, 
1804. Owen Lewis and Zachary Lewis, brother and nephew, 
and John Staples are named as executors, and provision is made 
for wife and three children : Sally ]Ming, a married daughter ; 
Elizabeth Anderson Lewis ; and John Waddy Lewis. 

4 Owen Lewis, second son of "Planter John" Lewis, is the 
only member of that family, numerous as it is, whose descend- 
ants I have been able to trace, except Sarah Cobbs, whose line 
will be taken up under the head of the Cobbs family, as before 
stated, and traced more fully. Deed book 6, page 204, Albe- 
marle county, Virginia, shows Owen Lewis to have been born 
1752; and will book 4, page 281, shows that he died 1812. He 
married Miss Sallie Perkins about 1775. In the settlement of 
the estate July 6, 1812, the children of Owen Lewis are named 



as follows: William, John, Harding, Howell, Nicholas, and 
Zachary, and Mr. Zachary Lewis of Nelson county, Virginia, 
furnishes me with the name of an additional son, Robert, and a 
daughter, Sally. 

5 William Lewis, oldest son of Owen Lewis, born between 
1775 and 1780. married about 1800, Miss Elizabeth Lee Patter- 
son, daughter of David Patterson and his wife Judith Dibrell 
of Buckingham county, Virginia, by which marriage he had three 
daughters: Judith Dibrell, Sarah, and Elizabeth Lee; and by 
a second marriage, with Mrs. Glover, he had three other daugh- 
ters: Susan, who married a Mr. Hooker; Mary, who married a 
Harris; and Caryann, who married a Mr. Christian. He had no 
sons by either marriage. The three first named daughters of 
William Lewis and Miss Patterson, Judith, Sarah, and Eliza- 
beth, married, respectively, Edward H. Mosely of Buckingham, 
a Mr. Morris, and Mr. Thomas of Nelson county, Virginia; of 
the descendants of the two latter nothing is definitely known. 

6 Judith Dibrell Lewis, daughter of William Lewis and 
Elizabeth Lee Patterson, married Edward H. Mosely of Buck- 
ingham county, Virginia, about 1825. The issue of this marriage 
was three daughters and no sons. Their daughters were: Mary 
Elizabeth, Sarah Ann Lewis, and Virginia Edward. 

7 Mary Elizabeth Moseley, daughter of Edward Moseley 
and his wife Judith Dibrell Lewis, born 1826, married Reverend 
Thomas N. Johnson, one of the most distinguished Baptist min- 
isters in Virginia, who for more than half a century, was in the 
forefront of his profession and filled some of the most important 
stations within the bounds of the state. They had five children: 
Sarah Louisa, Thomas Edward, Ella, Lafayette Dibrell, and 
Mary Lewis. 

8 Sarah Louisa Johnson, daughter of Rev. Thomas N. 
Johnson and Mary Elizabeth Mosely, married Rev. William 
Shipman of Nelson county, Virginia, a gentleman of fine family 
and high standing, both as a man and a minister, having filled 
some of the most important stations in the State, having been 
stationed at one time at Richmond. 



9 Rev. Thomas Johnson Shipman, oldest son of Rev. Wil- 
liam Shipman and Sarah Louisa Johnson, is yet quite a young 
man, only recently married. He has been called to appointments 
in Virginia and Kentucky, and has also served a charge in Savan" 
nah, Georgia. He is a young man of rare ability and promise, 
and is in demand with Baptist congregations. 

7 Sarah Ann Lewis Mosely, daughter of Edward Mosely 
and Judith Dibrell Lewis, married first, Dr. Lafayette Dibrell, 
oldest son of Mr. Charles Lee Dibrell, then of Richmond, but af- 
terwards of Lynchburg, Virginia. Doctor Dibrell was a young 
man of rare attainments and deep piety. He had graduated with 
distinction in his chosen profession, and gave promise of a bril- 
liant success, but consumption had fastened itself upon him and 
claimed him as its victim. He lived only eight months after his 
marriage. He died in Lynchburg, Virginia, February 1847, aged 
24 years. He left no issue. After the death of Doctor Dibrell 
his widow married Mr. John Abraham of Buckingham county, 
Virginia, but moved soon thereafter to Rockbridge county, near 
the Rockbridge Alum Springs. Mr. Abraham was a man of high 
character and sterling qualities, and of him it may be said that 
the world, so far as he come in contact with it, was the better by 
his having lived in it. One son was the issue of this marriage, 
WycklilFe Yancy Abraham, born about 1850. 

About 1880, Sarah Ann Mosely was left a widow a second 
time and in the long interval, has followed her son, for the most 
part, in his various homes as Baptist minister, and now still lives 
at the advanced age of 77 years, in Richmond, Virginia. 

8 Rev. WycklifFe Yancy Abraham married Miss Anna 
Broadus, daughter of Rev. John A. Broadus, formerly of Vir- 
ginia, but for a long time, and up to his death, president of the 
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, located first at Green- 
ville, South Carolina, but subsequently removed to Louisville, 
Kentucky. Two children blessed this union : John Abraham, now 
married and doing business in St. Louis, Missouri, and Annie 
Louise who is about 12 years old and at school in Richmond, Vir- 



ginia. Mrs. Abraham died about 1895; and the Rev. Mr, Abra- 
ham died 1903. 

7 Virginia Edward Mosely, youngest daughter of Edward 
Mosely and Judith Lewis, married Mr. John Armstrong of Rock- 
bridge county, Virginia. Issue: William Mosely Armstrong, 
Alexander Lewis Armstrong, Percy Stanly Armstrong, Lelia Jor" 
don Armstrong, Sallie Ann Armstrong. Mrs. Armstrong when a 
young lady possessed rare beauty and was very much admired and 
very much courted. I remember seeing her at home, Goshen, Vir" 
ginia, soon after she was married, when she was indeed a pic- 
ture for a painter; having been left a widow she removed to 
Staunton, Virginia, about 1885; where she spent the remainder 
of her days. She died soon thereafter. 

Susan Lewis, daughter of William Lewis by his second mar- 
riage with Miss Glover, married a gentleman by the name of 
Hocker of Buckingham county, Virginia, and her son is one of the 
Superior Court Judges of Florida. 

Judge Hocker married a Miss Venable of Virginia, and his 
oldest son, Wm. Hocker, Jr., graduated in the law class of 1894; 
at the University of Virginia. 

A daughter of Mrs. Susan (Lewis) Hocker married Howell 
Venable of Virginia. He also removed to Florida. 

5 Zachary Lewis, son of Owen Lewis, and grandson of Plan- 
ter John Lewis of Albemarle, was born about 1780. His name 
first appears on the record of Albemarle February 6, 1804, as one 
of the Executors of the will of his uncle John Lewis. The perpet" 
uation of the name Zachary in this family is sufficient proof of 
the line to which they belong and if this was not sufficient proof 
of itself, the perpetuation of the name in other branches would 
be sufficient corroboration. Mary, daughter of Planter John Lew- 
is, who married a Neville, named her oldest son "Zachary Lewis 
Neville." The fact that Planter John did not perpetuate the 
name is doubtless owing to his having only two sons. The older 
named after himself, and the other, Owen, no doubt, after his 
father; but as we have seen, the name was very promptly revived 
and has been very faithfully perpetuated by his descendants. 



Zachary Lewis, the subject of this sketch, married Sallie Patter- 
son of Buckingham county, Virginia, and sister of Elizabeth Lee 
Patterson who married William Lewis an older brother. These 
sisters were granddaughters of the first Anthony Dibrell and 
Elizabeth Lee, and will be more fully noticed under the head of 
the Dibrell family. 

5 Zachary Lewis and his wife Sallie Patterson had six chil" 
dren as follows: Agnes Lewis, Sarah Lewis, John Lewis, David 
Lewis, Leannah Lewis Zachary Lewis. Nothing is known of any 
except John and Zachary, and very little is known of them, al- 
though there are many of the name and kin that can not be traced^ 
but it is to be hoped that information contained in these sketches 
will enable others to trace their lines. 

6 Zachary R. Lewis, fourth in line from Planter John Lew- 
is, is the youngest child of Zachary Lewis and Sallie Patterson. 
In a letter to me about twelve years ago (1893) he said: "My 
mother died when I was a baby and I am now 76 years old." No 
doubt he has been gathered to his father's ere this. On account 
of his advanced age he has ceased to write. This letter was an 
answer to my inquiries in regard to his branch of the family, and 
gave more information than I have been able to obtain from all 
other sources. I have also had very interesting and valuable let- 
ters from his youngest daughter. Miss Mary Lewis, who has been 
especially kind in answering my letters. The latest that I had 
from her was a "Richmond State" containing an account of her 
marriage to Mr. W. D. Patterson, no doubt a relative. Mr. Pat- 
terson is a member of one of the leading law firms of Scotts- 
ville, Virginia. 

6 Mr. Lewis married Miss jMary Garth of Albemarle, one 
of the wealthiest families of that county. Issue: Howell Lew- 
is, William Lewis, Zachary Lewis, John , Sallie, Mary and Hen- 
ry Lewis. Their postoffice address is Howardsville, Nelson 
county, Virginia. 

6 John Owen Lewis, son of Zachary Lewis and Sallie Pat- 
terson, and hence brother of the last named Zachary, married 
twice and left ten children. This much we learned in a general 



way from his brother, but we have not been able to obtain any- 
thing definite, either in regard to his marriages or his descend- 
ants. It is to be hoped, however, that this reference will meet 
the eye of some of them, and serve the purpose, at least, of di- 
recting their attention to their ancient and honorable as well as 
distinguished ancestry. 



This is another distinct head of the Lewis families in Vir- 
ginia, and is so distinctively designated. Every circumstance by 
which he was surrounded goes to show that he had no connection, 
or even intimate association with any of the name who came to 
Virginia in the seventeenth century, or with Irish John Lewis 
who came later. This John Lewis first appears on the records 
of Henrico in I66O and, as subsequent events show, was quite 
a young man at that time; therefore he could not have been a 
brother of Robert of Gloucester who was more than forty years 
older, nor could he have been a son, as Robert's son, John, his 
marriage and descendants, are fully accounted for; So is John 
the brother of Zachary and John, of Hanover, while Irish John 
is too remote to be taken into consideration. 

Whatever may be said of the identity of the different 
branches of the Lewis family, or of their relationship, one thing 
is certain: so far as their American history is concerned, there 
is no means of tracing this identity or of establishing the rela- 
tionship. Nearly one hundred years intervened between the arriv- 
al of General Robert Lewis and Irish John, while the arrivals 
of the other occurred at such intervals, as to preclude the idea 
of identity of interest or concert of action on the part of any 
of them. 

It is a generally conceded fact, or at least, proposition, that 
all of them sprung from the same stock, but this doubtless had 
its foundation in a generally accepted tradition, but while tra- 
dition is valuable to the extent that it gives rise to inquiry and in- 
vestigation; with no confirmation of this tradition, we shall con- 
tinue, as we have started out, to treat them separately. 

However distinct these respective families or their respec- 
tive heads may have been when they first set out on their American 



life, or how long they may have remained so after settling down 
in their new homes, it is nevertheless true that, in the lapse of 
time, the intermarriages between the respective branches ha\e 
been so numerous as to largely merge them into each other. 

John Lewis of Henrico seems to have been entirely lost sight 
of not only by other genealogists, but by his own descendants. 
Like "Planter" John Lewis of Albemarle, I claim "John of Hen" 
rico" by right of discovery, for I virtually dug him out from 
among a mass of Henrico records where he had been lost to his 
own posterity for more than one hundred years. When in 1892, 
I was in search of Lewis history among the Virginia records, 
I very naturally, when in Richmond, repaired first to the rooms 
of the Secretary of the Virginia Historical Society. Doctor 
Brock, who was then secretary, and who had just spent years in 
reviving Virginia genealogies, and to some extent, made a spec- 
ialty of the Lewis family, although his office was within six or 
eight squares of the Henrico Court House, where the clerk's of- 
fice containing the records, was open to his inspection, did not 
know of the existence of this John Lewis. The records show, 
and the character and standing of his descents confirm, that 
John Lewis of Henrico was no obscure man in his day and gen- 
eration. He died, however, at the age of forty-five in the prime 
of his usefulness. He is described on the records as being from 
Wales, and was therefore a direct emigrant. 

The records of Henrico shows that the estate of John Lewis 
was finally wound up in 1689 and that his widow married a sec- 
ond time, hence, it follows that he died about 1686. They also 
show that he died intestate; that he left two children — son and 
daughter — William and Sarah ; that Sarah was a minor at tlie 
time of her father's death and that her brother William qualified 
as her guardian in 1689; that the widow of John Lewis married 
a second time, Samuel Trottman in 1688, which no doubt ac- 
counts for William Lewis qualifying as his sister's guardian in 
1689- Nothing further is known of the widow of this John Lew" 
is, or of his minor daughter Sarah, as they appear no more on 
the records. 



2 William Lewis, only son of John Lewis of Henrico^ was 
born 1660, as shown by a deposition made by him in l679 in 
which he describes himself as nineteen years old and as shown by 
his nuncupative will, made December 24, 1706, and proven May 
1, 1707, upon the evidence of George Payne and Elizabeth 
Johnson. He died December 25, 1706. 

"nuncupative will of WILLIAM LEWIS. 

"At a court held at Varna for ye County of Henrico. The 
first day of May, 1707. Present Her Majesty's Justices: 

"That upon ye 24th day of December in Ye year of our 
Lord 1706, Wm. Lewis did, lying very sick, but of perfect mind 
and memory, declare the manner and form of will in disposing 
of his worldly estate viz.: He allotted to hiseldestson, John Lew- 
is, the plantation whereon he lived, one hundred acres of land 
})urchased of Wm. Porter, Jr., one hundred acres of land upon 
the north side of Whiteoak Swamp. He allotted to his two sons, 
William and Joseph Lewis, two hundred acres of land upon a 
place known by the name of the 'Runs,' with a parcel of land ly- 
ing upon the 'Whiteoak swamp' and 'Deep Run' to be divided be- 
bveen them, but withall, would wish that his son John should 
have the privilege of carrying and keeping a stock of hogs and 
cattle, and of getting timber for his own use, upon the said Wil" 
liam and Joseph's land lying upon the Whiteoak 'Swamp and 
Deep Run.' 

"He disposed of all the residue of his estate to his wife, 
adding concerning his children, that they were her children as 
well as his, and for that reason doubted not but that she would do 
as well for them as he would do if in her place; therefore he 
would give nothing from her, but leave all to her disposal. The 
words or the same in effect, were declared and publicly spoken 
by the deceased the day and year abovewritten in the presence 
of George Payne and Elizabeth Johnson who are ready to evi- 
dence and testify the same if required, in behalf of the deceas- 
ed's wife. 



"Henrico county May ffirst Anno: 1707: Presented to the 
County Court by Elizabeth Lewis relict of the deceased William 
Lewis, and proved by George Payne and Elizabeth Johnson, who 
upon oath declared that the words (or the same in effect) in tlie 
above said will or writing, expressed, were declared and publicly 
spoken by the said William Lewis in their presence and hearing 
the day before his death, and that he was at the same time of 
perfect mind and memory, to the best of their judgments, where- 
fore, on the motion of the said Elizabeth Lewis, it is ordered tlaat 
the same be entered on record. 

"Teste. "James Cocke, 

"Clerk of Court." 

Of the many "Quaint and Curious Volumes of Forgotten 
Lore," through which I have had to search in quest of gen- 
ealogical information, this is the only specimen of its kind that 
has fallen under my observation. Nuncupative wills were recog- 
nized by the English law for hundreds of jj^ears, and as a matter 
of learning in the pursuit of the law, we have been familiar with 
them through a lifetime of literary pursuit, but this is the only 
one that I have even found on record. 

This will shows that Wm. Lewis left three sons, John, Wil- 
liam and Joseph, but while he may have left daughters to be pro- 
vided for out of property left to his wife, no daughters are men- 

3 John Lewis, oldest son of W^m. Lewis, appears on tlie 
records of Goochland, but there is no record evidence that he 
married in that county. He disappears, however, from the rec- 
ords of Goochland and reappears at different times on the rec- 
ords of Loudon, Berkeley and the border counties of Maryland. 
His identity is unmistakable and the best evidence is that he 
married a daughter of Jacob Woodson of Goochland. He had 
a son Jacob and this Jacob Lewis had a son who was an officer 
in the Revolutionary army from Berkeley county, Virginia, or it 
is more than probable that Jacob himself was an officer in the 



3 William Lewis, the second son of Wm. Lewis and grand- 
son of John of Henrico, had his residence in that county, while 
John and Joseph are shown to be residents of Goochland. It 
is not known whether the last two removed to Goochland, or were 
simply cut off from Henrico by the formation of Goochland, that 
county having been cut off from Henrico; most probable the lat- 
ter. Nothing further is known of him than that he was the sec- 
ond son of William, Sr., and is found on the records of Henrico 
In the transfer of titles to lands. It is not known that he ever 
married, or if he did he left no descendants that are known. 

3 Joseph Lewis, youngest son of William Lewis Sr. and 
grandson of John of Henrico, and his descendants have firmly 
planted him in the minds of posterity and in the history of the 
country. The will of Joseph Lewis, of record in Goochland 
county Virginia, 1783, shows that he had seven children. Three 
sons and four daughters as follows: John Lewis, William Lew- 
is, Joseph Lewis, Elizabeth RoBards, Sarah Bedford, and Ann 
Mosely; and grandchildren named Cocke — Susan Cocke and 
James Cocke. It will be seen that all of his daughters had mar- 
ried and one had doubtless died. Of all of these children no def- 
inite trace of any of the descendants can be found, except one 
or two of John and Elizabeth RoBards. 

4 John Lewis of Goochland, great-grandson of John Lewis 
of Henrico, and son of the above Joseph Lewis, born about 1735, 
married about 1755, Mildred Lewis, daughter of Robert Lewis 
of Belvoir, Albemarle county, Virginia, and is the Major John 
Lewis, mentioned in the will of Robert Lewis as "the husband 
of my daughter Mildred." 

So completely had John Lewis of Henrico been lost to the 
Virginia genealogists that, notwithstanding, one of his great- 
granddaughters had married a member of the distinguished 
Cocke family and another a RoBards, two of the wealthiest and 
most influential families of Virginia all previous genealogists 
have utterly failed to locate Major John Lewis, who married 
Mildred of Belvoir. They persisted in claiming that he was a 
son of Zachary Lewis and Mary Waller, but when it was proven 



that this John had married Ann Lewis, another daughter of 
Robert of Belvoir, they turned us loose being compelled to give 
up the claim, and if they did not accept our solution, they at 
hast witlidrew their objections. 

It was not because John of Henrico was not a man who was 
fully the peer of his fellows, nor because his descendants did not 
measure up to the full standard of their surroundings, but be- 
cause the Gloucester family owing to a combination of circum- 
stances, and an overpowering concentration of conditions, simply 
overshadowed all of the other Lewises. It is true there was no 
such thing as keeping them down, but whenever a Lewis did any- 
thing to attract attention of the public, or distinguished himself 
in any way in the departments of life, no one made any attempt 
to locate him, or stopped to ask any questions about him, but 
without making any inquiries, assigned him at once to the ranks 
of the Warner Hall family. 

Whether Robert Lewis of Gloucester was an officer in the 
English army, with the rank of general, or not or whether he had 
a grant from the Crown for 33,333 1-3 acres of land such was 
his reputation, and such was the wealth, influence and success 
of his immediate, and many of his more remote descendants, 
in all of the department's of life, they, and the public generally 
were prepared to accept his reputation at face value; and when 
his grandson and Lawrence Washington had married the daugh- 
ter of the speaker of the House of Burgeses and member of the 
Royal Council, and John Lewis had himself become a member 
of the Royal Council, the early history of Robert Lewis of 
Brecon, Wales, was readily accepted; and when his descendants 
become identified with Washington and Jeff"erson, and the lead- 
ing men of the country generally, and indeed had become leaders 
themselves, all of the Lewises, if not swallowed up were, at least 
overshadowed by the Warner Hall family. It is true that many 
of the name in Virginia, who were in no way related to that fam- 
ily, or to each other, were equally distinguished in civil and mil- 
itary aff"airs, but the public did not stop to draw the distinction, 



and so the Virginia Lewises, were all bunched together under one 
general head. 

Major John Lewis, son of Joseph Lewis of Goochland, was 
the great-grandson of John of Henrico, as shown by the records 
of that county and of Goochland. Robert Lewis of Belvoir men- 
tions Major John Lewis in his will as "husband of my daughter 
Mildred," and I find him on the records of Albemarle with his 
wife Mildred, described as John Lewis of Goochland. The wiU 
of this John Lewis is of record in the county of Goochland, 
1796. His wife had evidently died previously, as no wife is 
mentioned. He mentions three sons: John, William, and Jo- 
seph. William, however, had previously died. His daughters 
had Til married previous to the making of the will and are as 
follows: Ann Mosely, Elizabeth Halsy, Mary Atkisson, and 
Sarah Mann. 

We have no definite account of the descendants of Major 
John Lewis and Mildred of Belvoir. Enough, however, is known 
to establish the fact that, for the most part, they emigrated to 
Kentucky. Mr. Thomas M. Green is authority for the assertion 
that Joseph, their youngest son, removed to Kentucky and was 
the ancestor of Judge Joseph Lewis of the Supreme Court of that 
State. Mr. John Lewis RoBards of Hannibal, Missouri, con- 
firms this statement. 

Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of Joseph Lewis of Goochland 
and sister of John who married Mildred Lewis of Belvoir, mar- 
ried a RoBards as shown by her father's will. 

Mr. John Lewis RoBards of Hannibal, Missouri, with whom 
I have corresponded, has given me much valuable information. 
From him I learn that Elizabeth Lewis, who was his great- 
grandmother, was married September 6, 1781, and that her hus- 
band, his great-grandfather, was William RoBards, Jr., and that 
the later generation of their family had chosen to employ a cap- 
ital B in the second syllable of their name in order to preclude 
the possibility of its being confounded with "Roberts," which he 
considered commonplace, to say the least. From him I also learn 
that Captain George RoBards of the Revolutionarv army was a 

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son of Elizabeth Lewis RoBards^ and was his grandfather. He 
also says that his grandmother was Elizabeth Barbour Sampson, 
daughter of Anne Sampson, so that it appears that Captain 
George RoBards of the Revolutionary army, married Elizabeth 
Barbour Sampson, and that all through this remarkable family, 
the most conclusive proof of the highest family alliances are to 
be found. 


i- u.^'y — f^i. 



The three names which head this page are taken up at this 
point in connection with the Lewis family of Warner Hall be- 
cause of their intimate association with that family, and a short 
review of them is important to a better understanding of these 

The first clue to the English ancestry of George Reade was 
the fact, shown by several letters in the first volume, English 
Calendar Colonial State papers, that he had a brother, Robert 
Reade, who was private secretary to Sir Francis Windebank, 
secretary of State during the reign of Charles the first; from 
which it was ascertained that George Reade was a descendant 
of the Reades of Facombe in the county of Southampton. 

Andrew Reade of Facombe married Miss Cook and 

had five sons; Henry, Robert, George, John, and Andrew, and 
four daughters, names not given. 

Robert Reade, the second son of Andrew Reade and Miss 
Cook who lived at Lenkenholdt, married three times. His third 
wife was Mildred, daughter of Sir Thomas Windebank, of 
"Haines Hill," Parish of Hurst, Berkshire, who was clerk of 
the signet of Elizabeth and James. 

George Reade, as is seen, was a grandson of Andrew Reade 
and Miss Cook and son of Robert Reade and Mildred Winde- 
bank. The will of Andrew Reade, grandfather of George 
Reade, bears date October 2, I6l9j with a codicil November 15, 
1621, and was proved October 24, 1623. 

Robert Reade and Mildred Windeband had five sons: An- 
drew, William, Dr. Thomas, Robert who was secretary to his un- 
cle. Sir Francis Windebank, and George who came to Virginia 
in 1637. Robert Reade's will was dated September 23, 1626. 

George came to Virginia in 1637, and is mentioned several 
times in vol. 1, Calendar of Colonial State papers. He was a 



friend and adherent of Governor Harvey and secretary Kemp. 
jMr. Thomas M. Green of Danville, Kentucky, one of the best in- 
formed genealogists in the country, says of George Reade: 
"Among others of the younger sons of the English nobility who 
sought to improve their fortunes in the Colony of Virginia, was 
George Reade whose sole importance to history consisted in the 
fact that he was probably the first ancestor of General Washing- 
ton who ventured to cross the Atlantic, and that it was from him 
that the first and greatest of Americans derived his given name. 
This George Reade was brother to Robert Reade who was private 
secretary to Sir Francis Windebank, secretary of State to the 
first Charles of England. The fact appears from letters writ- 
ten to him by Edward Norgate, dated from the king's army at 
Berwick, May 29, 1639, and published in the 'Life and Times 
of Charles the first,' and from several letters to him in Sarns- 
burg's Calendar of State papers, 1654-1 660. 

The exact year of Reade's departure from England is not 
known, but letters written by him in 1637 state that he was still 
at the governor's house, and that he had received many favors 
from him, from which it is clear that he had been in America 
some time previous to that. The governor referred to was John 
Harvey, and while Harvey's secretary (Richard Kemp) was ab- 
sent in England, Reade was secretary of the Colony. And Har- 
vey, either having been called to England or finding it to his 
interest to go without being called, went to England before 
Kemp's return; and, hence, during this interregnum, so to speak, 
Reade was acting governor of the colony and whether appointed 
bj' the Crown or not, he was recognized for the time. The his- 
tories of the times, loosely thrown together make no mention of 
Reade, but the data is amply sustained by the records and borne 
out by Hennings Statutes at large. George Reade was member 
of The House of Burgesses from James City county, 1649, and 
for York 1656, and member of King's Council from 1657 to 
1671, or until his death. (Hennings Statutes at Large, vol. 1, 
pp. 358, 414, 421, 429, 432. He married Elizabeth Martian 
(pronounced Marchen), daughter of Captain Nicholas Martian, 



and had five children, four sons and one daughter: Robert 
Reade, Benjamin Reade, Francis Reade, Thomas Reade married 
I.uey Gwynn, Mildred Reade married Speaker Augustine War- 
ner. George Reade, as has been seen^ died in 1671 and his will 
was admitted to record at Yorktown in November of the same 

Thomas Reade, youngest son of George Reade, married Lu- 
cy Gwynn, granddaughter of Col. Hugh Gwj'nn, left a large 
family of children^ only six. however of whom are known to his- 
tory: Col. Clement Reade, born January 1707; Thomas Reade, 
born 1697 died 1739; John Reade, born at Munster, in King and 
Queen; Lucy Reade, born 1701, married John Dixon; Mildred 
Reade, married Major Phillip Roots; Mary Reade married Mor- 
dica Throckmorton. 

Colonel Clement Reade, or Read was born in Virginia, Jan- 
uary 1, 1707. Was left an orphan before he was twelve years of 
age. John Robinson of King and Queen county, known as 
"President" Robinson, was his guardian and superintended his 
education, which was completed at William and Mary College, 
Williamsburg, Virginia. He was given a legal education and 
qualified as an attorney in Brunswick, Goochland and Albemarle 
counties. On May 5, 1746, he was appointed clerk of Lunen- 
berg county. The county had just been formed and he was the 
first clerk, which office he held until his death, seventeen years 
later. He was a member of the House of Burgesses from 1748 
to 1758. He married Mary Hill, daughter of Wm. Hill and 
granddaughter of Governor Edmund Jennings, and they had 
eight children; five sons and three daughters. His eldest son 
Clement, Jr., was born in 1736. He married 1757, Mary Nash, 
eldest daughter of Judge John Nash, who was chairman of the 
Safety Committee. 

Clement Read, Jr., and his wife, Mary Nash, had five chil- 
dren — Clement, who was a lieutenant in the Revolutionary Army, 
died in Richmond, Virginia, at the age of 21 years; Mary, who 
married Robert Bedford, moved west and died in 1803. John 
Nash who served under General Green at Guilford 



Court House, Cowpens, etc, married three times — his first wife, 
Elizabeth Julia Spencer, first cousin to President Jefferson, eld- 
est daughter of Sion and JNIary Spencer. By this marriage he 
had twelve children, nine of whom died early in life. His son, 
Sion Spencer, married 1819, Hardenia Spencer and had eight 
children, four of whom died without issue. His daughter Laura 
married Harrison Barksdale of Yazoo City, Mississippi, and had 
a large family. His son, John Thomas, married Laurena Caro- 
line Rankin, daughter of David Rankin of Jasper, Tennessee, 
and had five children: Laura, who married Samuel McCall and 
had one son, Alpheus Wright; INIary, who married W. W. Pra- 
ter and had four children — Mary, Caroline, Hannah and Eliza- 
beth; Hallie, married Rev. H. H. Sneed and had John, Nellie, 
Samuel, Carrie, Harrison, William and Robert; Samuel Robert- 
son of Chattanooga, Tennessee, married Lizzie H. Sims and had 
four children — Mary Hill, Elizabeth Nash, Margaret and Sims : 
Carrie Rankin, married Letcher Pickens and had John and 

Harriet, daughter of Sion Spencer Read, married Samuel 
Pennybaker and had several children. 

Dr. Cronin Read, son of Sion Spencer Read, married Ada 
Sally and had John and Eulerah. Is now living in Arkansas. 

Dr. Thomas Hill Read, son of Sion and Mary Read, mar- 
ried a Miss Allen of Decatur, Illinois, and had two sons and five 

Elizabeth Julia, daughter of Sion and Mary Read, married 
David E. Allen and left one daughter, Laura, now living in Chi- 

John Nash Read, by his second marriage (Elizabeth Fisher 
Nash), had two children, one of whom died early and the other, 
James Allen, married a Miss Lannon and had nine children. 

John Nash Read married, for his third wife, Mary Barks- 
dale and had ten children the greater number of whom died early 
in life. One son, Nathaniel Barksdale, married Margaret Jane 
Bryan and had a son, Edwin Randolph, now living in Texas, 
who married and had a large family. 



Col. Clement Read's second son, Thomas, married Elizabeth 
Nash, and they had a daughter, Peggy, who died about the year 
1815, unmarried. A third son, Isaac, married Sarah Embrey. 
This son, Isaac Read, built a home in Charlotte county, Virginia, 
and called it "Greenfield." He was a colonel in the Revolution- 
ary War. They had three children, Clement, Priscilla and Isaac. 
Clement was a minister, married a Miss Edmunds and they had 
eleven children; Priscilla married Captain Charles Scott and had 
eight children; Isaac, the youngest son, married Anna Mayo 
Venable and had nine children. 

Edmund, the fourth son of Col. Clement Read, was a major 
in the Revolutionary War and married, first, a Miss Lewis, and 
second, a Miss Cabel. He died without issue. 

Jonathan, the fifth son of Col. Clement Read, married Miss 
Jane Lewis daughter of John Lewis and Jane Meriwether Lewis 
of Warner Hall and left a large family in Virginia. 

Margaret, the eldest daughter of Col. Clement Read, married 
Judge Paul Carrington and left a large family. Mary, second 
daughter, married Thomas Nash; Annie, third daughter, mar- 
ried, first a Mr. Jamieson, and second, Richard Elliott. 

It is claimed however by the best genealogical authority, in- 
cluding Dr. Lyon G. Tyler, editor of William and Mary Quar- 
terly, that Col. Clement Reade, first Clerk of Lunenburg county, 
Virginia, born 1707 was a son of this Thomas Reade. Mr Thomas 
M. Green says of the three other sons of George Reade, of whom 
less is known than of Thomas, that they were of local promi- 
nence, and their descendants numerous and noteworthy. He says 
that Benjamin owned the land on which the Assembly in 1601, 
ordered the town of York to be built, and that his sons were con- 
spicuous in church matters in Gloucester countj^ 

Scotch Tom Nelson, the first of that name so celebrated and 
so highly honored in Virginia, married a lady of this family and 
name. But it is with the daughter of George Reade, Mildred by 
name, who married Augustine Warner, that this sketch has to 
do, that is to say, with her descendants more especially. 

Augustine Warner of Gloucester countv, who married Mil- 



dred Reade, was a son of Captain Augustine Warner of the En- 
glish army, whose name first appears on the Virginia records, in 
connection with that of Mary, his wife, as entering a tract of 
2,500 acres of land about the branches of old Chesscaketown, 
South side of Pianketank river, October 26, 1652. They had 
however, lived in Virginia some years previous to that time, as 
the young Augustine Warner was born in Virginia 1642. It was 
a fashion as well as a necessity with the wealthier Virginians to 
send their oldest sons to England to be educated, and thither 
went the younger Augustine Warner, who, in 1657, was entered 
on the books of the Merchant Tailors School, London, as Augus- 
time, eldest son of Augustine Warner, gentlemen, born in 
\'irginia, October 20, 1642. Matriculating at Cambridge 
and returning to Virginia, he was elected to the House of Bur- 
gesses from Gloucester as early as 1666, whence he passed to the 
Royal Council under Sir Wm. Berkley in 1676. He was Speaker 
of the House of Burgesses, of the assembly which had succeeded 
the one that had been in existence from 1666 to 1676 which 
Berkley was forced, by Bacon's Rebellion, to dissolve, and to is- 
sue writs for a new election. It was at the bar of the assembly 
presided over by this Augustine Warner that Bacon knelt, con- 
fessing himself "guilty of unlawful and mutinous practices, and 
promised, if pardoned, to demean himself dutifully, faithfuUy 
and j>eaceably." The military title of Augustine Warner, was, 
"Colonel Commanding the Militia of Gloucester," but he is bet- 
ter known in history as "Speaker Augustine Warner," from the 
fact that he was so long speaker of the House of Burgesses. 

Col (or Speaker) Augustine Warner and Mildred Reade 
had three sons and three daughters. None of the sons ever mar- 
ried. The daughters, Mildred, Mary and Elizabeth, married 
respectively Lawrence Washington, John Smith "of Purton," 
and Councilor John Lewis, who was the son of John Lewis and 
Isabella Warner and the grandson of General Robert Lewis of 
Brecon, Wales. These were the immediate ancestors of the Lew- 
is family of Warner Hall, and their three sons, John of Warner 
Hall, Charles of the Byrd, and Robert of Belvoir, were the re- 



spective heads of that numerous family which now numbers many 
hundreds and are scattered over many States. The descendants 
of Elizabeth Warner Lewis, or at least many of them, will be 
found in this book under the three respective heads mentioned 

Mildred, oldest daughter of Speaker Augustine Warner, as 
seen above, married Lawrence Washington and hence was the an- 
cestor of General George Washington and others of that distin- 
guished family. 

Later than George Reade and Captain Warner there came 
to Virginia two brothers, John and Lawrence Washington. They 
were sturdy Royalists, men of education, fair estates, and ex- 
cellent social connections in England. This was about 1657. At 
the date of the emigration they were men of middle age and both 
widowers, Lawrence, having a daughter who had married in En- 
gland. By his will, February 26, 1675, and proved January 10, 
1677, Lawrence Washington bequeathed his whole estate in Eng- 
land to his daughter, Mary, she being the child of the first wife 
that he had buried there, while to his American wife, and to 
John and Ann, his children by her, he left all the handsome 
property he had accumulated in Virginia. 

Henceforth, all that can be traced to this Lawrence Wash- 
ington directly, disappears from history. Yet General Washing- 
ton, in hisi letter to Sir Isaac Heard, states that his descendants 
^vere numerous. 

From this Lawrence Washington came Bailey Washington, 
whose son was the gallant cavalry officer of the Revolution, Col. 
Wm. Washington and probably Robert and Lawrence of Chat- 
auck StaflPord, whom the General mentions in his will, without 
claiming them as relatives, as "friends of his juvenile days," and 
also many other Washingtons in Virginia and elsewhere, who as- 
sert their relationship to the General without being able to 
trace it. 

Far more conspicuous, however, in every respect was the 
other brother, John Washington, for whom the Parish in West- 
moreland, in which he lived, was named. His military talents 



entitled him to the command of all the forces of the "Northern 
Xeck." His successful campaign against the Indians in Mary- 
land and elsewhere, culminated in the murder of the Chiefs of the 
Saranacs, after they had surrendered and led to reprisals for 
which Bacon marched against the hostile Indians, contrary to 
Berkley's command, and thus inaugurated Bacon's rebellion. As 
Burgess and Magistrate for the county, standing high in the con- 
fidence of Berkley in the suppression of this rebellion, in which 
he took an active part. Col. John Washington became prominent 
in all public affairs, and amid the universal complaint, "the hap- 
py land of Westmoreland" alone reported to the king's commis- 
sioners, that it had no grievances to be redressed. 

In Virginia Col. Washington did not fail to add largely to 
the patrimony he had left in England. A widower, he took unto 
himself a second wife in the person of Ann Pope, the daughter 
of a wealthy planter, and sister of Thomas Pope, from whom the 
celebrated John Pope, territorial Governor of Arkansas, and his 
namesake nephew, who lost the second battle of Manassas, de- 
scended. By this marriage he gained the handsome property on 
which they lived, between Brydges and Pope's Creek, near the 
Potomac. They had three children, Lawrence, John and Ann, 
among whom, by his will, proved on the 6th of January, 1677. 
his property in England as well as in Virginia, was divided, the 
homestead on Bridges falling to the portion of Lawrence. 

The second son, John married and had many children, but 
the maiden name of his wife is unknown. Among the children 
was Mildred, who married a gentleman named Brown, and after 
his death became the wife of Col. Henry Willis, the founder of 
Fredericksburg. This is the Mildred Washington concerning 
whom Mr. M. D. Conway is in so much doubt as to her identity 
and relationship to the other Washington. Mr. Thomas M. Green 
from whom the main facts of this sketch has been obtained says 
this Mildred Washington was the Mother of Mary Willis who 
married Captain Hancock Lee, and also of the wife of Howell 
Lewis, but as "Old Henry Willis" had three wives (as good au- 
thority as Mr. Green undoubtedlv is), it would be difficult to 



settle, with any degree of certainty the maternity of two children 
whose births were twenty years apart. The wife of Hancock 
Lee was born 1716 and the wife of Howell Lewis about 1736, 
and in that interval Col. Willis no doubt married once or twice. 
He had three wives in rapid succession. 

Lawrence Washington, son of John Washington and Ann 
Pope as has been seen, married Mildred Warner, the oldest 
daughter of Speaker Augustine Warner and Mildred Reade. 
He was born at King, England, baptized, June 23, l635. As he 
was cotemporaneous with Councilor John Lewis, who married a 
younger sister of Mildred, the approximate date of Lawrence 
Washington's marriage may be safely placed at 1660. Not much 
is to be learned from the records concerning this Lawrence 
Washington. That he was a Burgess, a magistrate by a sort of 
hereditary right, a "Colonel" and a prominent man in Episcopal 
vestries, is nearly all that is known. 

In the more peaceful times that followed Bacon's rebellion 
less opportunity was afforded Lawrence Washington for improv- 
ing himself upon his generation, than fell to the lot of his fa- 
ther, "The sturdy Col. John." Inheriting the larger share of 
the paternal estate in England and Virginia, dispensing a liberal 
hospitality, albeit, a trifle pompous, after the manner of educated 
and wealthy Virginia planters of the day, a devout believer in the 
Apostolic succession and a sturdy Royalist, not failing to add to 
his acres and increase his stores : This is about all that one can 
learn or imagine of Lawrence Washington. He died 1697 and 
was interred in the family vault near the Potomac. His widow 
married a second time, George Gale, but nothing is known of her 
second marriage after it occurred; the records are silent. 

Lawrence and Mildred (Warner) Washington had three 
children: John, Mildred, and Augustine. 

John Washington, oldest son of Lawrence Washington and 
Mildred Warner, and the third in this line of the name in Vir- 
ginia, married Catherine Whiting, a wealthy heiress of Glouces- 
ter county, Virginia, and his daughter Catherine was the first 
wife of Fielding Lewis of Fredricksburg; and the descendants 



of this marriage^ and other cliildren of John Washington, have 
intermarried with the Nelsons, Fairfaxes, Throckmortons, and 
others of the "Northern Neck." 

Augustine Washington, second son of Lawrence Washing- 
ton and Mildred Warner was born 1694 and died 1743, at the 
age of 49. He married first Jane Butler, of Westmoreland, and 
second, Mary Ball, "Belle of Lancaster." In both marriages he 
exhibited the family characteristic of seeking good alliances. 
Prudent, industrious, energetic, and conservative, punctual, dis- 
creet and decided, he was a man of mark in the colony. A bur- 
gess, a magistrate, a zealous churchman, fond of company, and 
maintaining the state that belonged to his degree; in his social 
relation, aristocratic in a quaint way, and yet Augustine Wash- 
ington was a lover of liberty. His second wife, Mary Ball, was 
the granddaughter of Col. Wm. Ball, whose rank entitled him 
to armorial bearings. This Col. Wm. Ball settled at the mouth 
of Corotoman river in l650, and died in 1669, leaving two sons, 
Wm. and Joseph, the latter being the father of Mary, before 
named, the wife of Augustine Washington. 

According to Mr. Paxton, Augiistine Washington had four 
children by his first marriage with Jane Butler, but he does not 
give their names. By his second marriage with Mary Ball he had 
several children, General George Washington and other sons, 
but only one daughter, Bettie, who became the second wife of 
Fielding Lewis. 

It is not the purpose of this sketch to give a history of the 
Washington family, for that would be foreign to the scope of 
this work. Nor is it intended to give their genealogy, as that 
would involve more space than is allotted to us. Their history 
belongs to the country, and their genealogy would require a sep- 
arate work. 

It is only because of the association of the name with the 
Lewis family and others connected with them that the Washing- 
ton name has been brought in. 

Bettie Washington, as has been seen, was the second wife of 
Col. Fielding Lewis of Fredricksburg, his first wife having been 



Catherine, daughter of Col. John Washington, and first cousin 
of Bettie; and it may be added that Col. Lewis was second cou- 
sin to both of his wives. 

General George Washington, son of Augustine Washington 
and Mary Ball, is too well known to history to have any thing 
more than a passing notice here. He married the widow Custis, 
nee Martha Dandridge, one of whose sisters was the wife of Col- 
Burwell Bassett, and was the ancestress of Delia Claiborne, the 
beautiful and accomplished young wife of Simon Bolivar Buck- 
ner of Kentucky, one of the leading generals of the Confeder- 
ate army, who has redeemed his promise to her that she should 
reside in the governor's mansion at Frankfort. 

Mildred Washington, daughter of Lawrence Washington 
and Mildred Warner, and hence an aunt of General Washington, 
was born about 1696. The Rev. Phillip Slaughter, author of St. 
Marks Parish, is authority for the statement that the first hus- 
band of this Mildred Washington was a Lewis, one of the War- 
ner Hall family, but General Washington does not mention this 
marriage in any of his letters to Sir Isaac Heard; and yet it is 
a fact that the name of Lewis obtains among her descendants, 
even with those who did not afterwards marry into that family. 
This fact would go far to confirm that statement. 

Whether as the first or second husband, Mildred became the 
wife of Roger Gregory, one of the wealthiest land owners in the 
colony, by whom she had three daughters: Frances, Mildred 
and Elizabeth. These three daughters married three brothers, 
Col. Francis Thornton, Col. John Thornton and Reuben Thorn- 
ton, all of Spottsylvania county and sons of Francis Thornton, 
an English emigrant. 

Col. Francis Thornton, who married Frances Gregory, was 
the proprietor of "Fall Hill" near Fredricksburg where seven 
generations of the same, name have lived in succession. Their 
daughter Mildred married Charles Washington, half-brother of 
the General. Col. Francis Thornton and Frances Gregory had 
several sons among whom were Col. William Thornton of Mont- 
pelier, and Col. John Thornton of the Revolution. The latter 



married Jane Washington, daughter of Augustine Washington, 
who was the eldest half-brother of the General. 

Col. John Thornton, who married Mildred Gregory, had 
four daughters, Mildred, Mary, Elizabeth and Lucy. 

Mildred Thornton became the second wife of Samuel Wash- 
ington, brother of the General, and was the mother of Thornton 
Washington, from whom the Washingtons of Newport, Ken- 
tucky, are descended. 

Mary Thornton married General Woodford of the Revolu- 
tion and was the ancestor of the countless Woodfords and Buck* 
ners of central Kentucky. 

Elizabeth Thornton married John Taliaferro of Dessing- 

Lucy, daughter of Col. John Thornton was one of the five 
Avives of John Lewis, son of Fielding Lewis and Catherine Wash- 

About 1733, Mildred Washington, daughter of Lawrence 
and Mildred (Warner) Washington, who had been previously 
married twice, first to a Lewis, and second to Roger Gregory, be- 
came the third wife of Col, Henry Willis of Fredricksburg. Col. 
Willis had himself been previously married twice, one of his 
wives having also been Mildred Washington, daughter of John 
Washington and first cousin of this Mildred. Their residence 
was on the heights near Fredricksburg, now known historically 
as "Mayrees Heights." 

At this point arises a very decided delemma as to the mater- 
nity of one of Col. Henry Willis' children, the wife of Howell 
Lewis. As has been seen, Col. Henry Willis was married three 
times. His first wife was Mildred, daughter of John Washing- 
ton, his third was Mildred daughter of Lawrence Washington, 
who, as has been seen, had been twice married before. Mildred, 
daughter of John Washington, having been the first wife of Col. 
Henry Willis, she could not have been the mother of Howell Lew- 
is' wife, as she was necessarily born within a short time of the 
third marriage, as her husband Howell Lewis was born in 1732. 
It is therefore impossible, in the absence of positive record proof 
to tell whether, Mary or Isabella Willis who married Howell 
Lewis, was the daughter of the second or third wife of Henry 



Willis, as the death of the second wife, the birth of this daughter, 
and the third marriage, were so close together that nothing short 
of record proof could settle the question. It is more than prob- 
able that Howell Lewis' wife was the daughter of Henry Wil- 
lis' third wife, as it is fair to conclude that she was younger than 
her husband, and hence born about 1734, which would make her 
dcbcendants of the Washington line; but when it is remembered 
that she had a daughter married 1769, only 35 years after the 
date we give for her birth, there is rather a narrow margin left 
for the events which occurred. 

Col. Lewis Willis, oldest child of Col. Henry Willis by his 
third wife, Mildred Washington, whose birth Mr. Green puts at 
1734, married Mary, daughter of Col. John Champe, whose sis- 
ter Jane was the wife of Samuel Washington — brother of the 

Byrd Willis, son of Lewis Willis, married Mary Lewis, 
daughter of George Lewis and grandaughter of Fielding Lewis, 
and Bettie Washington. 

Fannie Willis, daughter of Byrd Willis and Mary Lewis, 
became the wife of Achille ]SIurat, son of Caroline Bonaparte, 
and Napoleon's great marshal of that name. 

Col, Henry Willis and his third wife, Mildred Washington, 
had also a daughter, Ann, who married Duff Green. Their 
youngest son, William, was a soldier at fifteen with the army at 
Valley Forge. After the war he removed to Kentucky, married 
the daughter of Markham Marshall, and was the father of Gen- 
eral Duff Green who was the editor of the old Washington Tele- 
graph in the days of General Jackson. 

Willis Green, oldest son of Duff Green and Ann Willis, 
emigrated to Kentucky in 1779, to pursue the vocation of sur- 
veyor, traveling the old wilderness road by Cumberland Gap 
marked out by Daniel Boone. In 1783, he married the oldest 
daughter of John Reed and resided several years in the fort built 
by his wife's father. When Kentucky was divided into three 
counties he was clerk of Lincoln, which county he represented 



in a number of conventions held for the purpose of separating 
from Virginia. 

Lewis Warner Green, the eloquent divine, president of 
Hampden Sidney College, and afterwards of Center College, 
Kentucky, was the youngest son of Willis Green and Miss Reed. 
His oldest daughter was the accomplished wife of Mr. Scott of 
Bloomington, Illinois, and his youngest daughter was the wife 
of A. E. Stevenson, Vice-President of the United States during 
Cleveland's second administration. 

Ann Willis Green followed her sons to Kentucky, lived with 
them for a time in Reeds Fort, and died in 1820 at Moreland, 
then the home of her grandson. Judge John Green. Her tomb- 
stone still stands in the old burying ground in Reeds Fort, near 
Danville, Kentucky. 

By the intermarriage of the granddaughters of Mildred 
Washington by her marriage with Roger Gregory, and those of 
Henry Willis with the brothers of the General, and of the grand- 
sons and great-grandsons, with his nieces and grand-nieces, the 
larger portion of the descendants of her brother Augustine are 
also her descendants. 

Col. Fielding Lewis was nearly related, by a common de- 
scent from Col. George Reade and Speaker Augustine Warner, 
with both of his wives, Catherine and Bettie Washington, being 
related in the same degree to both of them — second cousin. His 
son Lawrence Lewis married Eleanor Custis, granddaughter o£ 
Mrs. Martha Washington. The daughter of Lawrence Lewis 
and Eleanor Custis married Col. E. G. W. Butler, and their son, 
Col. Lawrence Butler, of St. Louis unites in his person the blood 
of the Warners, Lewises, Washingtons, Custises and Dandridges. 
Not less distinguished is that of the race whose name he bears. 
So many of the name were officers in the war of 1812, that a 
British officer, who accidentally trod upon the foot of one of 
them at a military ball in New Orleans, apologized saying: "The 
Butlers are so numerous I cannot miss them." 

It has been definitely ascertained that the first wife of 
Henry Willis was Mildred Washington, daughter of Col. John 



Washington, who was the widow Brown at the time of her mar- 
riage to Col. Willis. "From whom Mr. Thomas M. Green in- 
forms us he descended." This last sentence in quotations, how- 
ever, seems to be erroneous^ as the name of Green is interwoven 
with the descendants of the third marriage. Mr. Green has, 
however, furnished unmistakable data in regard to the second 
wife of Col. Henry Willis. It transpires in recently discovered 
records that Mildred Willis, wife of Col. Henry Willis, and 
Mary Lewis, wife of "Charles Lewis of the Byrd," were resid- 
uary legatees in the will of John Howell; from which it would 
seem to follow necessarily that the second wife of Henry Willis 
was a daughter of John Howell, as it is a well known fact that 
the wife of Charles Lewis was Mary Howell, and hence it fol- 
lows that the second wife of Henry Willis was Mildred Howell 
and not Mildred Washington. 

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Although others of this name had preceded "Irish John" 
nearly one hundred years and were identified with the settlement 
and growth of the country and distinguished in colonial history, 
yet he was pre-eminently fitted for the niche which he filled in 
the development of frontier life and in shaping the destiny of 
a new country. Plunging, as it were, from the start into the 
midst of a dense and unexplored forest, where the foot of the 
white man had rarely ever trod and through which a savage foe 
roamed at will, it matters not how long he had been preceded 
by others of this or any other name in other sections of the state, 
he was emphatically the pioneer of Augusta county, which at that 
time embraced the greater part of Northwest Virginia. 

Whatever may be said about the identity of the different 
branches of the Lewis family at some anterior date, there is a 
striking contrast in the surroundings of the Warner Hall family 
and the subject of our sketch, at the time the respective heads 
came to America. General Robert Lewis was an officer in the 
English army, and to say nothing of his English holdings, he 
brought with him a grant from the crown for 33,333 1-3 acres 
of land, while John Lewis of Donegal was clearly not a land- 
holder, but in consequence of having to slay his Irish landlord, 
was compelled to flee the country. Notwithstanding this con- 
trast, true to the traditions of the name, he proved himself equal 
to his surroundings in his new home, too far removed from roy- 
alty to be any longer the victim of tyranny. 

John Lewis and his wife, Margaret Lynn, and six children, 
came to Virginia, 1732 and settled in Augusta county where the 
town of Staunton now stands, of which he was the founder. 


Irish John Lewis, as he was best known was one of the first 
and most distinguished pioneers of the valley of Virginia. He 



was one of the first settlers of Augusta county and indeed found- 
er of the town of Staunton. A marble slab in the cemetery at 
that place, beneath which rests his remains, tells of his parentage 
and birthplace, as well as the date of his death and his age. Tlie 
inscription reads: 

"John Lewis was the son of Andrew 
Lewis and Mary Calahan. Born in Donegal 
county, Ireland, 1678. Died in Augusta 
county, Virginia, February 1, 1762, in the 
84th year of his age." 

He married ^Margaret Lynn, who, tradition says, was the 
daughter of a Scotch Laird, and to this marriage was born seven 
children, all of whom, except one, was born in Ireland: 

Samuel Lewis, son of John Lewis and Margaret Lynn was 
born in Ireland, 1716. 

Thomas, born in Ireland, 1718, married Jane Strother. 

General Andrew Lewis, born in Ireland, 1720, married 
Elizabeth Givens. 

Col. Wm. Lewis, born in Ireland, 1724, married Ann Mont- 

Margaret, born in 1726, died unmarried. 

Ann, born in Ireland, 1728, died unmarried. 

Col. Charles Lewis, born in Virginia, 1736, married Sarah 

It is not known, as matter of record, that there was any 
connection between Irish John Lewis and the other Virginia fam- 
ilies of that name, but the members always claimed relationship, 
and Robert Lewis of Belvoir mentions large business transac- 
tions with Mr. John Lewis of Augusta, in his will. 

After the departure of John Lewis from Ireland, on account 
of having slain his Irish landlord, he is said to have sojourned 
for a few years in Portugal before coming to America, coming 
first to Pennsylvania, where he remained but a short time, and 
in 1732 he came to Virginia. An unbroken forest lay out be- 



fore our frontiersman, predatory bands of Indians roamed the 
woods without hindrance, and the shrieks of a savage foe, as 
from time to time they rang out upon the air, was all that there 
was to break the monotony of the surroundings. His house was 
a military fortress of the backwoods, an arsenal supplied with 
the means of defense against a merciless foe, with portholes on 
every side from which to meet the attacks of the enemy. And 
thus it is that Irish John Lewis and his five sons planted a col- 
ony of their own in the Western wilderness, carved out of the 
forest both fame and fortune for themselves and posterity, and 
established beyond the Blueridge a distinct branch of the Lewis 

Distinct and disconnected as this may seem to have been at 
first, however, as will be seen from the pages further on, the 
intermarriages between their posterity and the posterity of the 
other branches have been so numerous that they have, to a great 
extent, merged into each other. 

2. Samuel Lewis oldest son of John Lewis and Margaret 
Ljnui, born 1716, died unmarried. He was a captain in the old 
French War. His brothers, Andrew, William, and Charles were 
members of his company, and all three were wounded at Brad- 
dock's defeat. 

2. Thomas Lewis, second son of John Lewis and Margaret 
Lynn, was born 1718. He married Jane, daughter of William 
Strother of Stafford county, Virginia, in 1749, and had thirteen 
children: First John, born 1749, died single; second Margaret 
Ann, born 1751, married first, a Mr. McClanahan, second Wm. 
Bowyer; third Agatha, born 1753, married first. Captain John 
Frogg, and second, John Stuart; fourth Jane, born 1755, married 
Thomas Hughes; fifth Andrew, sixth Thomas, both died young; 
seventh Mary, born 1762, married John McElhany; eight Eliz- 
abeth, born 1765, married Thomas M. Gilmer, and was the moth- 
er of George Rockingham Gilmer who was twice governor of 
Georgia, and many years a member of Congress from that state; 
ninth Ann, born 1767, married first, A. M. Douthat, second, Mr. 
French; tenth Frances, born 1769, married LaytonYancy; eleven 



Charles, born 1772, married Miss Yancy; twelve Sophia, born 
1775, married John Cathrae; thirteen Wm. Benjamin, born 
1778, married Miss M. Hite. 

Thomas Lewis was surveyor of Augusta county, Virginia. 
Was a member of the House of Burgesses, was a member of the 
Virginia convention of 1776, and was one of the commissioners 
of Confederation of 1777 to treat with the Indian tribes who 
had been defeated at the battle of Point Pleasant. 

Of the foregoing sons of Thomas Lewis, all except the two 
youngest, were officers in the Revolutionary army. John, An- 
drew and Thomas, Jr., were with Washington through his most 
important campaigns and are frequently mentioned in his re- 
ports, and John and Thomas were at the surrender of Comwal- 
lis. Captain McClanahan, first husband of Margaret Lewis and 
Captain Frogg, first husband of Agatha Lewis, were both killed 
at the battle of Point Pleasant. 

General Andrew Lewis, third son of John Lewis and Mar- 
garet Lynn, was born in Ireland 1720 and came with his parents 
to America in 1732. 

It will be seen from the foregoing dates that Andrew Levds 
entered upon frontier life at the age of twelve and for more than 
forty years was engaged in a ceaseless struggle, a warfare that 
was as incessant and of longer duration than the "War of the 
Roses." The first twenty years of the active life of Andrew 
Lewis was mainly sjient in defending his father's home, his 
mother and sisters from the predatory attack of the savages, and 
extending the same aid to other frontier settlements; and then in 
the service of his country, still under the English dominion, in 
the numerous Indian wars, and the old French war ; and lastly as 
an officer in the patriot army, in the war for Independence. 

It is not claimed that there was any formidable contest in 
the Continental Congress for commander in chief of the Ameri- 
can armies, nor would any one underrate either the military abil- 
ity or prestige of General Washington, but it is an historical fact 
that many of the members (John Adams at their head), were 
favorable to General Lewis for that position. The long military 



service of Lewis, culminating as it had done in the great victory 
of Point Pleasant over the combined tribes of northwestern In- 
dains, led on by British influence in 1774, marked him as a leader 
eminently fit to take charge of the armies; but there was no dis- 
count on the record of Washington, and with the political in- 
fluence of the East Virginia Lewises, Mr. Jefferson and the Lees, 
with all of whom he was allied by blood or marriage, it was not 
difficult to forecast in advance and plainly see upon whom the lot 
would fall. On the other hand. General Lewis was nearing sixty 
and already broken down in health, while Washington was only 
a little the rise of forty and in the full vigor of manhood. 

From Lippencott's "Gilmers Georgians," and the "History 
of Augusta County, Virginia, by J. L. Peyton, the following ex- 
tracts are taken: 

"General Andrew Lewis was engaged in all of the Indian 
wars down to the Revolution, participated in the war of 1755 
between France and Great Britain, was an officer at the battle of 
Fort Du Quesne, or Braddock's defeat, and was the commanding 
general of the Virginia troops at the battle of Point Pleasant on 
the 10th of October, 1774. In 1774 he was a member of Vir- 
ginia Assembly, and was a member of the Committee, together 
with Patrick Henry, Richard Henry Lee, George Washington, 
and Thomas Jefferson, appointed to prepare a plan of defense. 
An Indian war being apprehended. Governor Dunmore ap- 
pointed General Andrew Lewis of Botetourt county, then a mem- 
ber of the assembly, to the command of the Southern Division of 
the forces raised in Botetourt, Augusta, and the adjoining comi- 
ties east of the Blue Ridge. The troops rendezvoused at Camp 
Union, now Lewisburg, in Greenbriar county, Virginia. 

"On the 11th of September, 1774, General Lewis with 
eleven hundred men took up his line of march through the wil- 
derness, and after a march of one hundred and fifty miles, on the 
30th of September, they reached Point Pleasant at the junction 
of the great Kanawha and the Ohio, where on the 10th of Oc- 
tober the battle was fought and the victory won. 

"His first important service after the commencement of the 



Revolution was to drive the Scotch Governor Dunmore, and his 
Tory adherents from the State of Virginia. 

"General Washington, with whom Lewis had been at Fort 
Necessity, and under whom he had served in various capacities, 
had formed a very high estimate of his ability and character, 
and in a letter under date of October 15, 1778, in respect to his 
services, remarks: 'If Congress is not convinced of the impro- 
priety of a certain irregular promotion, they are the only set of 
men that require additional proof of the error of their measure.' 

General Lewis' services, after driving Dunmore from the 
State, were confined principally to the defense of the country 
bordering on the Chesapeake Bay. His iron constitution, how- 
ever, having given way to the strain of long military services, 
having been constantly at the front and in the saddle for more 
than forty years, he resigned his commission in 1778, and set 
out for home, but died on his way before reaching it, in Bedford 
county, Virginia. 

"In the beautiful valley of the Roanoke river, then Bote- 
tourt, but now Roanoke county, Virginia, a few miles west of 
where the town of Salem now stands, was the home of General 
Andrew Lewis, and there his remains still rest, marked by a 
simple marble slab." 

2 General Lewis married Miss Elizabeth Givens of Augusta 

county, Virginia, in 1749, and had issue as follows: 

3 ^Captain John Lewis married Patsy Love of Alexandria. 

3 2 Thomas married Miss Evans of Point Pleasant. 

3 ^Col. Samuel of the United States army died in Green- 
briar county, unmarried. 

3 *Col. Andrew of the United States army resided at Bent 
Mountain, Virginia, born 1759; married Eliza, daugh- 
ter of John Madison, Montgomery county, Virginia; 
died 1844. 

3 ^Annie married Rowland, son of John Madison. 

3 ^William, born 1764, married Lucy, daughter of John 
Madison; he married second, Nancy McClanahan. 


3 Captain John Lewis, oldest son of General Andrew Lewis was 
an oflScer in his father's command at Braddock's defeat 
where he was taken prisoner and carried to Quebec, thence 
to France. The following are his children: Andrew, Samuel, 
Charles, and Elizabeth. 

4 -Samuel Lewis, second son Captain John Lewis and Pat- 
sy Love, married Miss Whitley. 
4 3 Charles Lewis, third son of Captain John Lewis and 
Patsy Love, married a daughter of General Abraham 
Trigg of Virginia. 
4 ^Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of Captain John Lewis and 
Patsy Love, married three times, first, a Mr. Luke, 
second, a Mr. Ball, and third, a ^Ir. Alexander Mar- 
shall. Issue: Jane married Charles T. Marshall. 
3 Wm. Lewis, son of General Andrew Lewis, had eleven chil- 
dren: Andrew, Agatha, Sallie, Bettie, Lucy, Wm. Lewis, 
Jr., General John W. Lewis, Dr. Charles Lewis, Ann, Mary 
Jane, Pauline, 
4 Sallie Lewis married Mr. Fleming and died in Huntsville, 

Alabama, in 1865. 
4 Bettie married Mr. Beale, whose daughter married a Mr. 

Norville of Huntsville, Alabama. 
4 Lucy married John Bowyer of Fincastle, Virginia. 
4 William Lewis, Jr., died in Mississippi, leaving nine chil- 
4 General John Lewis married Susan Bowyer in 1831 and 
moved to Alabama. He lost two sons in the war be- 
tween the States, 1861-5. General Lewis was a man 
of considerable ability. He was a member of the Leg- 
islature of Alabama and general of Militia. He moved 
to Texas in 1842. 
4 Dr. Charles Lewis was killed in a rencounter in tfie 

streets of Mobile. 
4 Aain married a Mr. Bradly and in 1873 lived in San 
Antonio, Texas. 
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4 Pauline, married a Mr. Christian and died in Tuscumbia, 
Alabama, in 1876. 

2 Col. Wm. Lewis, fourtli son of Irish John Lewis of 
Augusta county, Virginia, born in Ireland in 1724, married Ann 
Montgomery and left eight children: Margaret, born 1756; 
John, born 1758; Thomas^ born 1761; Alexander, born 1763; 
William I., born 1766; Agatha, born 1774; Elizabeth Montgom- 
ery, born 1777; Charles W., born 1780. Colonel Lewis was an 
officer under General Braddock and was wounded at his defeat. 
He was an elder in the Presbyterian church, and known as "Civ- 
ilizer of the border." Governor Gilmer says of him: "Though as 
powerful in person and as brave in spirit as his brother, Andrew, 
he was less disposed to seek fame by the sacrifice of human life." 
He resided at the "Old Sweet," which property he owned, and 
which was one of the most celebrated watering places of Ihe 
mountains of Virginia. 

Of the children of Colonel Wm. Lewis, we will mention 
briefly, John, William L, and Elizabeth Montgomery. For a 
more complete history of this family, whose name is legion, the 
reader is referred to Peyton's history of Augusta county, Vir- 

3 John Lewis, oldest son of Colonel Wm. Lewis, born 1758. 
He married first a daughter of Colonel Wm. Thomson of South 
Carolina, 1788, by whom he had two children, second, Mary 
Preston, daughter of Colonel Wm. Preston of Montgomery 
county, Virginia, 1793, by whom he had ten children. Miss 
Preston was a sister of Governor Preston and aunt of Governor 
McDowell of Virginia. Major Lewis resided at the "Old Sweet" 
Springs, the home of his father, where he died, 1823. The 
names of Major Lewis' children by both wives follow: Eugenia 
Ann, born 1789; Sophia, born 1790; Susannah Preston, born 
1794; Mary, born 1795; Wm. Lyrni, born 1799; John, born 
1801; Ann Montgomery, born 1802; Sarah Elizabeth, born 
1806; Margaret Lynn, born 1808; John Benjamin, born 1810; 
Thomas Preston, born 1812; Polly Dora, born 1817- 



3 John Lewis entered the Continental Army, at the age of 
eighteen as lieutenant and came out with the rank of major. 
He passed the winter at Valley Forge with Washington in 1777, 
between whom a warm personal friendship existed; and Gov- 
ernor Gilmer says that he threw down and out-jumped General 
Jackson until the future hero of New Orleans had the greatest 
admiration for him. 

Ann Montgomery Lewis, daughter of Major John Lewis 
and Mary Preston, married the Honorable John Howe Peyton 
of Augusta county, Virginia, 1821, and left issue. 

3 Colonel Wm. I. Lewis, son of Colonel Wm. Lewis and 
Ann Montgomery, born 1766, died 1828. He married Elizabetli 
Cabell of Nelson county, Virginia, but left no issue. Colonel 
Lewis was a man remarkable for his talents and acquirements, 
fond of literary pursuits and a student of history, and being 
possessed of ample fortune, he had every means at his command 
for gratifying his bent of mind. His residence, seven miles 
east of Lynchburg, Virginia, on James river, was situated on the 
top of Mt. Athos overlooking that stream, at the foot of which, 
and in the bend of the river lay one of the most princely estates 
in eastern Virginia. He and. his wife are buried on the top of 
this mountain five hundred feet above the river. He was elected 
to Congress one term, 1815-1817, and was defeated for gov- 
ernor by one vote, at a time when the governors were elected 
by the Legislature. Colonel Lewis bequeathed his entire estate 
to his niece, Ann Trent, who married Judge John Robertson 
of Richmond, Virginia, 

3 Elizabeth Montgomery Lewis, daughter of Colonel Wil- 
liam Lewis of Sweet Springs and Ann Montgomery, his wife, 
born 1777, married Colonel John Trent of Cumberland county, 
Virginia, and had three children: Eliza Trent, Ann Trent, and 
John Trent, M. D. 

4 Ann Trent married Judge John Robertson of Richmond, 
Virginia, and, as before stated, became the heiress of her uncle, 
Wm. I. Lewis, and succeeded to the Mt. Athos property. 

Judge Robertson was perhaps one of the most unique char- 



acters of his age and generation. A lineal descendant of the 
Princess Pocahontas, he possessed to a wonderful degree all of 
the peculiarities for which her descendants are remarkable, 
gifted, brilliant and eccentric. He was also a man of learning 
and a lawyer of rare attainments who ranked among the bright- 
est lights of the profession. He was elected to Congress one 
term, but he was a man of too much independence of thought 
to be confined within party lines, and he never pursued politics. 
He was appointed judge of the chancery court of Richmond 
when that court was first created by the Legislature in the early 
forties, which position he held until that court was abolished by 
the Constitution of 1851. It was the writer's rare good fortime 
to have been thrown much with Judge Robertson when quite 
young, as his vacations were always spent at his Mt. Athos home 
which adjoined my mother's plantation. When Mr. Lincoln was 
elected in I860 his anticipations in regard to the future of par- 
ties and the country were prophetic. In a series of letters writ- 
ten for the Richmond Enquirer in November and December of 
that year he foreshadowed coming events with almost mathe- 
matical precision. He declared that after March 4, 1861, and 
so long as the Black Republican party was in power, their plat- 
form would be the Constitution of the United States. And in 
reference to the campaign speech of Wm. H. Seward, delivered 
at Rochester, New York, in which Seward declared that slavery 
"Must and shall be abolished," he said: "Slavery, like all things 
else human, will have an end, but if that end is brought about 
in the way indicated by Mr. Seward, it will be when the Potomac 
becomes a sea of blood and its departed waves give way for the 
passage of the enemies of God and man." Judge Robertson 
spent the remainder of his life after the war an unreconstructed 
rebel, constantly refusing to avail himself of any of the su])- 
posed benefits of amnesty, holding that as he had done nothing 
for which pardon should be asked, it would be inconsistent to 
accept forgiveness. His exact age at the time of his death is 
not known, but it is certain that he was over eighty. He died 
in 1870. 



The children of Ann Lewis Trent by her marriage with 
Judge Robertson were: 

5 ^Powhattan, married and has issue. Resides in Culpepper 
county, Virginia. 

5 -Elizabeth, married a gentleman by the name of Barksdale of 
Richmond, he belonged to the numerous family of that name 
who were engaged in the manufacture of flour and owned 
the most extensive mills of Richmond. They left issue. 

5 ^Boling, never married. 

5 ^Ann, and ^Gay, the two youngest, both died young. 

2 Colonel Charles Lewis, youngest son of Irish John Lewis, 
wias killed at the battle of Point Pleasant, October 10, 1774. He 
was a favorite in the army and one of the most skillful officers 
in border warfare. He married Miss Murray of Bath county ,^ 
Virginia, and left issue. 



Among the many hundred names who protested against the 
errors and crimes of Rome, and alligned themselves under the 
harner of Protestantism, none were more conspicuous than that 
of du Breuil; and of those who shared the fortunes of "Harry 
of Navarre" and followed the black plume in the thickest of the 
conflict, none were more constant in their devotion, or more 
daring in their deeds; but unlike Harry none of them ever 
swerved from that devotion, either from fear of assassination 
or in the hope of wearing a crown. 

A Frenchman never does anything by halves, and when he 
once entered the Protestant ranks, he espoused the cause with 
his whole soul. Never in the history of the world were such 
religious persecutions known as those waged against the French 
Huguenots, but in spite of all the powers of Rome, French 
Protestantism went steadily on, and when at last its followers 
were compelled to flee for their lives, France lost her best pop- 
ulation; but French Protestantism was scattered throughout the 
civilized world. 

Such having been the history of the French Huguenots in 
their native France, with more or less severity for more than a 
century, it is not strange that patriotism should have been one 
of their leading characteristics, and that they should have been 
the champions of human liberty wherever they went. The du 
Breuils were no exception to the rule. 

The historian has been compelled to deal with this subject 
from a general standpoint. It has been impossible for him to 
even refer to the parts taken by individual participants; every 
Huguenot was himself a hero, and furnished abundant material 
for a volume. Biographers have commemorated the deeds of a 
few of the leaders, but it has been reserved for the genealogists, 
whose province it is to deal with individuals, to commemorate 
the heroism of the rank and file. By way of illustration we will 



mention the hairbreadth escape, after relentless pursuits, of one 
of those devoted heroes. Many, however, did not succeed in 
escaping, but were captured and suiFered long terms of impris- 
onment, or were put to death. This is only a sample. They 
were pursued as felons, hunted as beasts of prey, and tortured, 
mentally and physically, as only a relentless priesthood could 
do. " ' ' 

From Bishop Meade's "Old Churches and Families" we 
make the following extract, from notes written at the base of the 
ancestral tree of the Dupuy family, volume 1, page 468: 

"Bartholomew Dupuy, born 1653, entered the army at IS. 
and was promoted to an office at an early age. He was assigned 
to dutj' in the household of the king, in which capacity he was 
entrusted with orders bearing the signature of his sovereign. 

"One of these papers was the means of saving this officer 
from arrest, and most probably from death. But a short tin.e 
before the revocation of the edict of Nantes he married a coun- 
tess, Susannah Lavillon, and retired to his villa for a short re- 
spite from his military duties. Very soon after his retirement 
they were called upon by one of the king's messengers who in- 
formed them of the revocation, and further that he had been 
sent by the king from motives of esteem, to save him and his 
wife from the impending fate, and urged their renunciation of 
the Protestant faith. Dupuy asked for a few hours for consid- 
eration. In the meantime he disguised his wife in the liverj^ of 
a page, and mounting two horses started at midnight for the 
frontier of the kingdom. They traveled in this way 'fourteen or 
eighteen days' and although stopped almost daily, they always 
escaped by exhibiting the king's signature. Upon reaching the 
German border they sang the praise of God in the fourteenth 
Psalm, and offered up prayers and thanksgiving to their great 
deliverer for their escape from a cruel death. They remained in 
Germany fourteen years, then stayed two years in England, 
from whence they came to America in 1700, and settled in Ma- 
nakintown, on James river, having been preceded by the du 
Breuils and other Huguenot settlers, ten years previously. 



So far as is known this was the only family of du Breuils 
among the Huguenot settlers; indeed the proofs are conclusive, 
as the name of du Breuil is extinct, and the name of Dibrell, 
which took its place, is confined to the descendants of the only 
son of Dr. Christopher du Brueil of France, but more recently 
of Manakintown. 


(Pronounced "du Bray.") 

Of this great ancestor of the Dibrell family, very little is 
known. It is known, however, from the records, that he was 
among the Manakintown settlers, and hence, among the Hugue- 
not refugees. Mr. Charles Lee Dibrell in his manuscript says 
of Dr. du Breuil: "Among the Manakintown settlers was Chris- 
topher du Breuil, a physician, who died in the year 1729- Noth- 
ing more is known of him than that it was said that he was em- 
inent in his profession. Beyond him it is impossible to trace our 
genealogy on the paternal line. We will therefore consider him 
the vine from which so many branches of the Dibrell family 
have sprung." After the death of Dr. du Breuil his widow 
married a Huguenot named Labairaira (pronounced Lubarier), 
by whom she had one or more sons and probably daughters, of 
whom, however, so little is known that an intelligent account 
cannot be given. 

From the library of universal knowledge the following ex- 
tract is taken: 

"Both Charles V and Frances I proceeded at once to exe- 
cute the articles of the peace of Cressy relating to the extir- 
pation of heresy in their respective dominions. Charles ordered 
certain doctors of the University of Louvaine to draw up a con- 
fession of faith which he required all of his subjects in the 
Netherlands to accept under the penalty of death. To show 
that he was in earnest he caused Peter du Breuil, a Calvinistic 
preacher, to be burned to death in the market place, February, 



From the "Dictionnaire Historique et Heraldique de la 
Noblesse Francaise/' by D. Deraailhac — Paris, 1895 — first vol- 
ume, page 583, we find that as early as 1413 Jean du Breuil was 
mentioned as one of the large land holders of France, and that 
in 1545 the same reference is made to Antoine du Breuil, with 
description, respectively, of their Arms which will be found de- 
scribed hereafter. 

The birth of Dr. du Breuil occurred about 1680, after three 
generations had passed through the storms of civil and religious 
strife which had shaken France from center to circumference; 
many in the meantime had followed Harry of Navarre on bloody 
fields of carnage, and some had witnessed the massacre of St. 
Bartholomew. It is not strange, therefore, that from such an 
ancestry a race of patriots should have descended, or that men 
and women who had sprung from the loins of such heroes should 
make their mark in whatever sphere their lots chanced to be cast. 

From the records of the church of the French refugees at 
Manakintown we learn that "Jeane Antoine du Breuil, son of 
ChristofFe du Breuil and Marianne his wife, was born May 15, 
1728, and on the first of August following, was baptized by 
Mr. Masons, was presented by Antoine Benin, and Elizabeth 
Dutoi was grandmother." The foregoing extract is signed by 
Jeane Chastain, clerk, and is taken from the historical collec- 
tions, volume V. 

From the foregoing sketch two deductions necessarily fol- 
low: First, as Mr. Charles Lee Dibrell's manuscript saj'S that 
Antoine Dibrell was born a month after the death of his father, 
and the record says that he was born 1728, it follows that Dr. 
Cristopher du Breuil died in 1728 instead of 1729; second, if 
Elizabeth Dutoi was Antoine's grandmother, then the maiden 
name of Dr. du Breuil's wife, "Marianne," was Dutoi, but if 
grandmother should read "godmother," then the deduction would 
fail; but it must be remembered, that in the baptism of infants 
the Roman Catholic Church instituted the office of godfather and 
godmother, and that with the exception of the Church of Eng- 
land, which was a very slight remove from the mother church. 



this office was abandoned by all the Protestant churches, and it 
is not to be presumed that the French Huguenots, who had been 
the special victims of Romish persecutions, would perpetuate a 
Romish custom which all of the other Protestant churches, ex- 
cept the established church of England, had abandoned, and 
the conclusion is almost inevitable that grandmother is here used 
in the sense of consanguinity, and not in place of godmother, as 
I find it transcribed the same way in three instances by different 
persons, and it seems hardly probable that a mistake was made 
in transcribing it. 

But the inquiry may be made. What has become of the Du- 
toi family? They have gone into the wastebasket, so to speak, 
just as the du Breuils did, with the difference that it is not 
known what other name was adopted in its stead. The truth is 
that these exiles were in a transition state from French to Eng- 
lish, or American, and comparatively few of them retained their 
original name. Outraged, disgusted and heartsick, they sought 
to forget their native land and the very names by which they 
had been known. Some adopted their equivalent in an English 
translation; thus L'Oiseai became Bird; Le Blanc, White; Le 
Noir, Black; Le Roy, King; while others were changed to suit 
the sound, and still others dreadfully vulgarized. Thus, Conde 
became Cundy; Couquerell, Cockerell; Drouet became Drewet; 
De Aeth, Death; Huyghens, Huggins or Higgins; and Braufoy, 
Broffy. And doubtless, Dutoi, gave way to some other name the 
connection of which has been lost sight of. 

There is a tradition that the maiden name of Marianne du 
Breuil, was Le Grande, and this name has been perpetuated in 
some of the Dibrell families, but this is a mere tradition, with- 
out foundation. 


A short sketch of this settlement, where Dr. du Breuil is first 
found, will not be amiss at this time: 

"All the countries of Europe had opened their arms, so to 
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speak, to these fleeing exiles and nothing less could have been 
expected from Virginia than the warmest hospitality. 

"In 1690 so many Huguenots had settled on the south bank 
of James river, in Henrico coimty, about twenty miles from 
where Richmond now stands (Henrico then embraced both sides 
of the river at that point), and which was known as Manakin- 
town, from the tribe of Indians which had occupied that section, 
that the assembly passed an act giving them a large tract of 
land along the river as their possession, exempting it from all 
taxes, state and count}'^, for seven years, and then extending the 
priWlege indefinitely; and here they rested for a time worship- 
ing with an entire freedom of conscience, without restraint or 
dictation from any source, until such time as they grew so much 
in numbers that it became necessary for them to spread out and 
seek their fortunes in different parts of the country. 

"The names of the families still remaining in Virginia, wh» 
derive their descent from these Huguenots are, Marye, Fontaine, 
Dupuy, Harris, Sublett, Watkins, Markham, Sully, Chastain, 
Duval, Bondurant, Flournoy, Potter, Michaux, Pemberton, Mun- 
ford. Hatcher, Jaquiline, Bernard, Barrond, Latane, Moncure, 
Agie, Amouet, Chadouin, Dibrell, Moxie, Pasteur, Perrou, 
Thweatt, Manry, Boisseau, Fouche, Lanier, Leneve. There are 
doubtless others who might be added." (Meade's "Old Churches 
and Families," volume I, page 468.) 


Dibrell, originally French, and spelled du Breuil, was 
among the oldest and most prominent Huguenot families. In 
Virginia, however, it became thoroughly anglicized, and for more 
than a hundred and fifty years, and for six successive genera- 
tions, it has been spelled Dibrell. As was referred to under the 
head of du Breuil, this is one of the instances of the general 
change of names which resulted from the conditions surrounding 
the French Huguenots in America. The purely English rendi- 
tion of the name by the first Anthony Dibrell has stripped it of 



all complications and made it purely American. 

As before stated, Dr. Christopher du Breuil, which name 
became changed to Dibrell, was the original head of the family 
in America. It is generally accepted that he was born in France 
and with his parents fled from that country towards the close 
of the seventeenth century, in consequence of the relentless war 
which had been waged by the government and the Romish church 
against all Protestants. 

The du Breuils like the Dupuys and the other names men- 
tioned in the Manakintown settlement, did not come directly to 
America, but refugeed first to Holland, then to England, and af- 
terwards to America; and it is a notable fact that only one of the 
name was known among the Manakintown settlers. 

There are no records to show that Dr. du Breuil left any 
other child than Anthony, who was the great ancestor of the 
Dibrell family in America. 

We learn from the records of the church of the French ref- 
ugees at Manakintown, known in English church history as Par- 
ish of King William, that Jean Antoine du Breuil, son of Chris- 
tofFe du Breuil and Marianne his wife, was born May 15, 1728, 
and baptized first of August following. This is none other than 
Anthony Dibrell, whose name has become changed, as we have 
seen, from du Breuil to Dibrell, as almost all the names of the 
Manakintown settlers had undergone radical changes, owing to 
their changed condition in the colonies. 


The father of Anthony Dibrell having died previous to his 
birth, and his mother having married the second time and died 
soon thereafter, Anthony was left to be raised by strange hands. 

It is not known what the financial condition of Anthony 
Dibrell was when his parents died, but it is known, when he 
started out in his early manhood, he was on his own resources 
without money. There is one fact, however, that stands forth 
most prominently and speaks for itself; whatever the early op- 



portunities of Anthony Dibrell may have been, he not only 
proved himself equal to the battle of life, but from his first 
appearance upon the arena he was acknowledged the full peer 
of his fellows, and established his claim^ in spite of adverse 
fate, to a lineage that placed him in the front rank of the best 
names of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Left an 
orphan when so young that he had no distinct recollection of 
either of his parents, raised by an unlettered Frenchman (by the 
name of Benning), and turned loose upon the world penniless, 
he married before he was thirty j'^ears old, in one of the wealthi- 
est and most aristocratic families of Virginia. 

The father-in-law of J. M. McAllister, Charles Lee Di- 
brell, in his manuscript so frequently referred to, gives the fol- 
lowing items of the early life of Anthony Dibrell: "About one 
month after the death of Christopher du Brueil, Anthony, his 
only child, was born. It is supposed that Dr. du Breuil died 
poor, and left his wife without the means of educating their 
son. After his death, how long it is not known, his widow mar- 
ried a Huguenot named Labairaire (pronounced Lubarier) by 
whom she had a son or sons, and probably daughters, of whom 
too little is remembered to justify any remarks about them. 
Shortly after or before the marriage of the mother of Anthony 
to Labairaire, he then a small boy, was given up to a man named 
Benning who treated him with great cruelty and raised him in 
profound ignorance. Having finished his term of apprentice- 
ship with Benning, he turned his attention to procuring an edu- 
cation and having equipped himself for the battle of life, started 
out to measure lances with others of his generation." 

Mr. Charles Lee Dibrell further says of Anthony Dibrell: 
"In person my grandfather was about five feet seven inches in 
height, weight about 140 pounds, dark complexion, dark eyes 
and hair, aquiline nose, and prominent forehead. My recollec- 
tion of him is distinct, although I was little more than eight 
years old when he died." 

In 1756, at about the age of twenty-eight, Anthony Di- 
brell married Miss Elizabeth Lee, at the house of John Fearn, 



in Buckingham county, Virginia. Her sister, Leeanna, having 
become the wife of John Fearn twelve years previously. At 
this point in the history of the Dibrell family it becomes neces- 
sary, in order to make the complete historj'^ intelligent, to intro- 
duce a sketch of the Lee family. 

As the du Breuils preceded the Dibrell family, and as a ref- 
ere^ice to their history was necessary to an introduction to the 
Dibrell history, reference to the history of the Lee family at 
this point is necessary to a clear understanding of Dibrell his- 



The best authenticated English history informs us that 
Launcelot Lee entered England with William the Conqueror in 
1066. He was originally from Loudon, France, and was the 
founder of the Lee family in England from which the Virginia 
family is said to have descended. After the battle of Hastings, 
when the estates of the native English nobility were divided 
among the followers of William, a fine estate in Essex was be- 
stowed upon him. Lionel Lee, a lineal descendant of Launce- 
lot, who was Earl of Litchfield, raised a company of gentlemen 
cavaliers, at the head of which he accompanied Richard Coeur 
de Leon in the third crusade in 1192. For gallant conduct at 
the siege of Acre, he was made Earl of Litchfield, and another 
estate was bestowed upon the family called Ditchley. The armor 
worn by Lionel Lee was placed in the horse armory in the tower 
of London (see Guilliam's complete Heraldry). Richard Lee, a 
descendant of his, accompanied the unfortunate Earl of Surrey 
in his expedition against the Scotch border in 1542. Two of the 
family were knights companion of the garter, and their banners 
surmounted by the Lee Arms, were placed in St. George's 
Chapel, Windsor Castle. The Arms consisted of a shield, band 
scimiter, battled and embattled ; crest a cloist visor, surmounted 
by a squirrel holding a nut; the motto, "Non incantus future" 
(see memoirs of 1776, by Henry Lee). 

It is true that Dr. Edmund Jennings Lee, author of "Lee 
of Virginia," does not embrace this part of Lee history in his 
work. Dr. Lee is eminent authority, but it is nevertheless true 
that he discards much authentic history because it is not con- 
firmed by family records which have come into his possession, al- 
though it is an established fact that the history in question is 
based upon the most reliable authority. 



The first Richard Lee of American history was born in 
Shropshire, England, towards the end of the sixteenth century. 
He was member of the privy council of Charles I, and during 
the reign of that monarch, l641, he emigrated to Virginia. He 
was first attorney general of Virginia, he was secretary of the 
colony with Sir William Berkley, and was conspicuous in all 
colonial affairs. 

After the death of Charles I, and during the Protectorate 
of Cromwell, Lee was conspicuous in his adherence to Charles, 
though sufficiently cautious to avoid a conflict. Berkley and Lee 
declared allegiance to Charles II, and invited the fugitive roy- 
alist to come to Virginia and live; more than a hundred of his 
adherents did come, and Charles was ultimately invited to Vir- 
ginia as its ruler. Upon the death of Cromwell, Berkley and 
Lee declared in favor of Charles II, as King of England, Scot- 
land, France, Ireland and Virginia, whom they had proclaimed 
king two years before, in consequence of which the motto was 
added to the Virginia Arms, "En dat Virginia quintum." Until 
after the union of England and Scotland it was changed to "En 
dat Virginia Quartum," and from this incident in colonial his- 
tory Virginia became known as the "Old Dominion," wliich 
proud distinction she still enjoys. 

This Richard Lee had six sons and two daughters, John, 
Richard, Francis, William, Hancock, Charles, Betsy and Anne. 
Only three of these sons, Richard, Hancock, and Charles, left 
descendants in Virginia. Nothing is known of the marriage or 
descendants of the daughters. 

The maiden names of very few of the wives and mothers 
of this period of our history have been retained, and like General 
Robert Lewis, Augustine Warner, and many others contempora- 
neous with them, the maiden name of the wife of the first Rich- 
ard Lee has been lost to history and tradition, except that her 
given name was Anna; and until very recently, there was nothing 
known of the history of any of his sons except Richard and 



Hancock, but in the last few years, through the persistence of 
some of the descendants and family connections, with the aid 
of wills and other court records, church registers and tomb- 
stones, many of the descendants of Charles, the youngest son, 
have been traced, and two families, the Fearns and Dibrells, 
known to have belonged to the Lee family, have been enabled to 
trace themselves directly from this Charles Lee. 

As the Lee family has been taken up wholly with reference 
to the Fearns and Dibrells, only that branch from which they de- 
scended will be considered. 

The three sons of Richard Lee, who left descendants in 
Virginia, Richard, Hancock and Charles, and who established 
families, were known respectively as the Shropshire or Stratford, 
Ditchley, and Cobbs Hall lines, these names having attached to 
their respective estates. 


This was the name of the residence located on the estate 
bequeathed by the first Richard Lee to his son Charles. The 
history of this estate is not known, nor is it known how the first 
Richard Lee came into possession of it. It is known that the 
name of Cobbs was one of the earliest of the colonial names, 
that they were in Virginia more than twenty years previous to 
the arrival of Richard Lee, and it is quite certain that this ances- 
tral mansion was built by some one of the name and came into 
possession of Richard Lee, either by purchase or some matri- 
monial alliance, almost certainly the latter, as Lee in all prob- 
ability would not have retained the name of strangers to be 
handed down to his descendants if it had come into the family 
by purchase. 

Cobbs Hall stands to the Lee family identically as Warner 
Hall does to the Lewis family, and the Lees who have descended 
from that branch, are known as "the Cobbs Hall Lees," as the 
Eastern Virginia Lewises are known as those of "Warner Hall." 

Leading up to the history of *-he Fearn and Dibrell families 



it becomes necessary to publish the wills of several members 
through three generations of the Cobbs Hall Lees, as it is in the 
will of the first Charles Lee that we obtain the first and only 
clue to the respective heads of the Fearns and Dibrells, Leanna 
and Elizabeth Lee. 


"Youngest son of the first Richard Lee, and grandfather 
of Leeanna Fearn, and Elizabeth Dibrell. 

"Northumberland county, Virginia, July Ye 13, 1700. I, 
Charles Lee, being in perfect health and strength of memory, 
do make this my last will and testament. Test, I give and be- 
queath my soul to my blessed Redeemer Jesus Christ, assuredly 
trusting, in and by His meritorious death and passion, to re- 
ceive salvation, and my body to be disposed of as my loving wife 
shall . . . not doubting, but at last both body and soul will 
be renovated and glorified. Next, I give to my son Thomas all 
my land on Rappahannock riverside, had by my wife, as also 
five hundred acres left me by Walter Jenkins, to him and liis 
heirs male. One featherbed, and further a child's part of my 
negroes, cattle and household stuff, and in case of his death 
without heirs, to be divided among my other children. Next, T 
give and bequeath to my son Charles the six hundred acres 
whereon I now am, a featherbed and furniture, a child's part of 
my negroes and cattle with other household stuff, and in case of 
his death before age, to be equally divided among the other 
children. Next, I give and bequeath to my daughter Leeanna 
Lee, that two hundred acres of land had out of brother Han- 
cock's tract, a child's part of my negroes, with cattle and other 
household stuff; the sheep of her mark, which is two crops, and 
a slit in one ear, and in case of her death before age, to be 
divided amongst my other children. Next, I give and bequeath 
to my daughter Elizabeth, a child's part of my negroes and 
cattle, with other household stuff. The half of my white serv- 
ants, and in case of her death before age to be equally divided 
among my other children. 



"Lastly. I give and bequeath to my loving wife all my 
bedding not set down, and an equal part of my negroes and 
cattle, the half of my white hands, with a child's part of my 
other household stuff. My part of the mill, and all my sheep and 
hogs. Whom I make executrix of this, my last will and testa- 

"As witness my hand and seal the day and year above 
written. Charles Lee." 

"Die. December, 1701. Then Mr. John Tuberville, for 
Mrs. Elizabeth Lee, executrix of Captain Charles Lee, deceased, 
motioned the county court of Northumberland, for a probate to 
be granted of this will, and the court jDcrused the will and were 
of opinion that, as well ye words of as the subscription to the 
said will, are his own hand, written by himself, and doe therefore 
grant to her, the said Elizabeth, probate of ye said will. 

"The Hobson, Clerk of Court." 

"Die. January 21, 1718. The original will attested of 
Captain Charles Lee, was presented to ye court by Richard Lee 
(ye records where it was recorded, being burnt with the office). 
On the said Richard Lee's motion, it was again admitted to rec- 


"Rd. Lee, Clk. of Court." 

From the foregoing will it will be seen that Charles Lee, 
youngest son of the first Richard, had two daughters, Leeanna 
and Elizabeth. These names in connection have never before 
been known in the Lee family, nor is it known from whence they 
were derived. It is presumable, however, that Elizabeth was 
named for her mother, Elizabeth Medstand, but as to the combi- 
nation of Leeanna, we are left to conjecture. It will be noted that 
the name is a combination of two separate and distinct names, 
Lee and Anna, and it is doubtless from the name of the wife of 
the first Richard Lee, who was named Anna, that the name was 
derived. Charles Lee evidently sought to perpetuate the memory 



of his mother in the name of his oldest daughter, which he could 
not do by merely calling her Anna, as she would then have been 
only Anna Lee, but he conceived a thought much more compre- 
hensive and called her Leeanna, and prefixing it to his own 
name, made it Leeanna Lee. 

In my search for the ancestry of Leeanna and Elizabeth 
Lee, I had opened correspondence with all of the genealogists 
of the Lee famil3^ Mr. Cassius F. Lee of Alexandria, Vir- 
ginia, being recognized as authority, I was persistent in my 
search through him. We differed very widely as to the proper 
method of obtaining the desired information, in consequence of 
which our correspondence ended rather abruptly. It transpired, 
however, that Mr. Lee was in very poor health and died soon 
thereafter. Dr. Edmund J. Lee of Philadelphia, administered 
upon his effects and succeeded him as family genealogist. Dr. 
Lee was a brother of Mr. Cassius Lee, and as executor of his 
brother came into possession of all his effects and correspond- 
ence, my letters being among the latter. 

Finding from my correspondence with his brother that I 
was inquiring very anxiously for the history of Leeanna and 
Elizabeth Lee, Dr. Lee thought that he had found the ladies for 
^vhom I was inquiring in the daughters of the first Charles Lee, 
and, as he was preparing for publication a history of the Lee 
family, he opened correspondence with me, but the information 
he had was only what I was already in jjossession of from 

It will be seen that the will of the first Charles Lee was 
written July 13, 1700, and that his daughters, Leeanna and 
Elizabeth, were born previous to that time, and from other rec- 
ords it is shown that they were several years old when their 
father died; so that it followed as a matter of necessity that they 
belonged to a generation preceding the Leeanna and Elizabeth 
for whom I was searching, as Leeanna Lee had married John 
Fearn, in 1744, and Elizabeth Lee had married Anthony Dibrell 
in 1756, and both of them had raised large families of chil- 
dren; therefore it become necessary to make further search. 



Up to this time nothing had been ascertained except tliat 
Leeanna and Elizabeth were family names in the Cobbs Hall 
line, and although Charles Lee of Cobbs Hall left but two sons, 
and Leeanna Fearn and Elizabeth Dibrell necessarily belonged 
to the same generation as their children, these names could not 
be found in their wills. 

"will of the first THOMAS LEE, 

"Oldest son of the first Charles Lee, and grandson of the 
first Richard Lee, and father of Leeanna Fearn and Elizabeth 

"In the name of God, amen. I, Thomas Lee, being in 
good health, mind and memory, do make and appoint this my 
last will and testament. 

"I give and bequeath my soul to God who gave it, hoping 
in and through the merits of my blessed Lord and Savior 
Jesus Christ to receive remission of all my sins. My body to 
the ground, to have a Christian and decent burial. 

"I give my son William Lee all my land where William 
Rankins and Richard Weaver now live, to him, and the heirs 
of his body forever. 

"I give unto my sons, Thomas, Richard and Charles, all 
the tract of land whereon I now live, to be equally divided 
between them, to them and the heirs of their body lawfully 
begotten, forever. 

"I give and bequeath to my son John, all that tract of land 
on ye head of Currotomson river, which I had of my wife, 
where Harvey now lives, to him and his heirs forever. Pro- 
vided the child my wife goes with be not a boy, which if it be, 
then my will is that the said land be equally divided between 
them and the heirs of their bodies forever. 

"I give and bequeath unto my wife one-fourth part of 
my personal estate, during her natural life or widowhood, but 
if she should intermarry, then to have but one child's part, 
also my will is, that she have the liberty to dispose of her 



fourth part to such of her children as she shall think proper, 
at her decease, provided she lives unmarried. 

"My will is that my estate be kept together until my 
children come to lawful age or marriage. 

"My will is that my loving brother, Major Charles Lee, 
my good friend, William Nicholas Martin, and my loving wife, 
be executors of this, my last will and testament, and that my 
son, William Lee, when he arrives at the age of one and twenty, 
be allowed to be one of my executors. 

"My will is that my present estate, after my wife's part 
it taken out, be equally divided between all my. children. 

"I give and bequeath unto my son, William Lee, my 
Phillips' English Dictionary. 

"I do ordain and appoint this my last will and testament, 
revoking all previous wills by me heretofore made. As wit- 
ness my hand and seal, this l6th day of June, 1733. 

"Thomas Lee. 

"will of the second THOMAS LEE. 

"Son of the first Thomas, grandson of the first Charles, 
great-grandson of first Richard, and brother of Leeanna Fearn 
and Elizabeth Dibrell. 

"In the name of God, amen, December 1, 1758. I, 
Thomas Lee of the colony of Virginia, in the county of Lan- 
caster, and Parish of Christ Church, being very sick and weak 
in body, but a perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for 
it however, calling to mind the mortality of my body, and 
knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make 
and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, 
principally and first of all, I recommend my soul into the 
hands of God that gave it, and my body to the earth, to be 
decently interred, at the discretion of my executors hereafter 
named, not doubting but that at the general resurrection I 
shall revive again by the mighty power of my blessed Re- 
deemer. And as to such worldly estate as it has pleased God 



to bless me with in this life, I give and dispose of the same 
in manner and form following: 

"After my just debts and funeral charges are fully paid 
and satisfied, then I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary 
Lee, one negro boy named Dick, that I had from my brother 
Richard Lee, to her and her heirs forever. 

"I give and bequeath unto my brother John Lee, one ne- 
gro woman named Gate, that I had by my brother Richard 
Lee, to him and his heirs forever, and as I owe Richard Blade 
scire money it is my will and desire, that it shall be paid out 
of the money that William Griggs owes me, and the remainder 
of the money derived from William Griggs, I give and be" 
queath to my brother John Lee, to him and his heirs forever. 

"Then I give and bequeath unto my two children, Mary 
Lee and George Lee, to them and the heirs of their body for- 
ever, all the rest and residue of my estate, both real and per- 
sonal, of what nature or kind soever, but in case my children 
should die without heirs lawfully begotten of their body, then 
I give and bequeath to my loving wife, Lucy Lee, all the estate 
I had by her and the increase, and one negro woman named 
Felicy, and likewise my chair, and two horses, and the expla- 
nation of the testament. And in case of the death of my two 
children, Mary Lee and George Lee, without heirs lawfully 
begotten of their body, I give and bequeath to my brother, 
Charles Lee, all the tract of land I now live on, to him and his 
heirs forever. 

"I give and bequeath unto mj'^ brother John Lee, all of the 
land I have in White Chapel Parish, to him and his heirs for- 
ever, in case my two children, Mary Lee and George Lee, 
should die without heirs lawfully begotten of their body. 

"I give and bequeath unto my brother Charles Lee, one 
negro fellow named Aaron, in case my children should die 
without heirs, lawfully begotten of their bodies, to him and his 
heirs forever. 

"I give and bequeath unto my loving wife, Lucy Lee, one- 
half my stock, and household furniture, in the case of the 



death of my children without heirs lawfully begotten of their 
bodies, and in the case of the death of my two children, Mary 
Lee and George Lee_, without heirs lawfully begotten of their 
bodies, I give and bequeath all the rest of my negroes net before 
mentioned, to my brother John Lee, to him and the heirs of his 
body forever, and my will and desire is that my brother John 
Lee may work the negroes he now has upon the land I now 
live on, as long as he lives single, and have the profits of the 
land I now live on and the negroes, as long as he lives single, 
and in case of the death of two children Mary Lee and George 
Lee, without heirs lawfully begotten of their bodies, my will 
and desire is, that my estate be kept together until forty 
pounds current money of Virginia be raised, and that money I 
give and bequeath to my sister Elizabeth Dibrell's eldest son 
to him and his heirs lawfully begotten of his body forever, 
and in case he dies without such heirs, then the forty pounds, 
current money to be equally divided between my two brothers, 
Charles Lee and Jolm Lee. 

"I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my loving 
wife, Lucy Lee, executrix, as long as she lives a widow and no 
longer, also Charles Lee, Eppa Lawson, and George Currell, 
executors of this my last will and testament, revoking and 
disannulling all other will or wills, by me heretofore made. In 
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day 
and year first above written. "Thomas Lee. 

"Signed, sealed and delivered, in presence of Benj. Kelly, 
James Sarasty, Charles Lee, G. Currell." 

"At a court held for Lancaster county, on the l6th day of 
March, 1759, this will was proved in open court, by the oaths 
of Charles Lee, George Currell, and Benj. Kelly, witnesses 
thereto, and ordered to be recorded. 

"Thomas Edwards, Jr., C. Clk." 

A train of ideas may be traced from the foregoing wills. 
For the first time in the history of the Lee family, the names 



of Leeanna and Elizabeth appear in combination in the will of 
the first Charles Lee. These were the names of his only daugh- 
ters, and from that fact it was almost a matter of necessity 
tliat the names should be traced in this line. 

The will of the second Charles Lee has not been published 
in these pages, as there was nothing in it, or in any of the rec- 
ords growing out of it that could possibly shed light upon the 
names that we were in search of. 

The will of the first Thomas Lee, however, opened up new 
thought for reflection. He names his five sons and provides for 
them specifically but makes no mention of his daughters. It is 
clear, however, that he had daughters, as he mentions in a gen- 
eral way, that his personal estate shall be divided equally among 
"all my children." Had there been no daughters this provision 
would have been unnecessary, as his personal estate, as well as 
his real estate, would have been divided among his sons. 

It is a well-known fact that testators at this period of the 
country's history, gave their lands to their sons as also an equal 
proportion of their personal estate, and hence the names of the 
daughters were rarely ever mentioned; but in this will of the 
first Thomas Lee we have proof conclusive that he had at least 
one daughter and almost certainly several others. 

The second Thomas Lee, son of the first Thomas, aforesaid,, 
mentions his sister Elizabeth Dibrell in his will, and Mr. 
Charles Lee Dibrell in his Mss. which are the highest record au- 
thority, mentions Leeanna who married John Fearn, and still 
another sister who married a gentleman by the name of Bates, 
whose descendants are not known. 

A singular coincidence occurs in connection with the will 
of the first Thomas Lee, written July 16, 1733. At that time 
he refers to an unborn child, whose name, of course is not men- 
tioned in the will, but about twenty-two years thereafter, Eliz- 
abeth Lee married Anthonj^ Dibrell, and the second Thomas Lee 
refers to her as his sister, Elizabeth Dibrell. 

Taking all the foregoing circumstances into connection, to- 
gether with names and dates, there can be no doubt that the 



unborn child mentioned by the first Thomas Lee in his will^ was 
Elizabeth Lee who married Anthony Dibrell in 1756. 


These names form a separate chapter in "Lee historj'." 
There is no doubt that the genealogists of the Lee family had 
lost sight of these two ladies, but Leeanna and Elizabeth had not 
lost sight of the Lees, nor did the country lose sight of them or 
their descendants. 

When Napoleon Bonaparte was inquired of in regard to his 
ancestry, he replied that he himself was the head of his own 
ancestral line, and the ancestry of the Bonapartes dated from 
his advent upon the stage of history. The same may be said of 
Leeanna and Elizabeth Lee. They were not heroines in the com- 
mon acceptation of the term, but they were heroic mothers, who, 
like the Spartan mothers, bid their sons go forth and tight the 
battles of life and make a history for themselves. 

As has been seen, Leeanna Lee married John Fearn, and 
Elizabeth married Anthony Dibrell, and for four generations 
these names have left their impress upon the history of the 
times. As jurists, diplomats, scholars, masters of the various 
professions, or in whatever capacity they have been called to 
act they have proven themselves equal to the occasion, and at 
all times the peers of their fellows. 

That Elizabeth was the daughter of the first Thomas Lee, 
referred to in his will as then unborn, is conclusively proven. 
That she married Anthony Dibrell about 1756, is also proven by 
the reference made to her in the will of her brother Thomas in 
1758, and that she was married to Anthony Dibrell at the house 
of John Fearn, in Buckingham county, Virginia, in 1756, is 
proven by the Mss. of ^Ir. Charles Lee Dibrell. 

That Leeanna Lee was a sister of Elizabeth Lee, and conse- 
quently a daughter of the first Thomas Lee, is proven by the 
Mss. of Mr. Charles Lee Dibrell, the concurrent history of both 

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the Fearn and Dibrell families, and the generally accepted and 
unbroken traditions for four generations. 

The records of Middlesex county, Virginia, show that Lee- 
anna Lee was married to John Fearn, December 31, 1744. The 
Manuscripts of Mr. Charles Lee Dibrell shows that John Fearn 
and his wife, Leeanna, removed to Buckingham county previous 
to 1756, and that Elizabeth and another sister accompanied them, 
and that Elizabeth was married to Anthony Dibrell at the house 
of John P'earn^ in the above named year. So that nothing can 
be more conclusively proven than that these ladies were sisters, 
and that they were the daughters of the first Thomas Lee, grand- 
daughters of Charles Lee of Cobbs Hall, and great-granddaugh- 
ters, of Richard Lee, secretary of the colony, and first attorney 
general of Virginia. 

As set forth in the outset, reference to the Lee family was 
taken up as an interlude to the Dibrell family, as it was neces- 
sary to show the descent of the maternal head of this family, 
and therefore it will be pursued no further. 

Dr. Edmund Jennings Lee, author of "Lee of Virginia," 
has published a very exhaustive history of the Lee family, and 
from that volume may be derived all necessary information in 
regard to the Lees. Dr. Lee, however, knew nothing of the 
Fearns and Dibrells, and for this reason we have inserted this 
sketch of the Lee family from which branch they were descend- 
ed. We will now return to the Dibrell family proper. 



We noA7 return to Anthony Dibrell, the first of the name in 
America, and so far as is known, in the world; indeed, it is be- 
lieved to be a fact that he was the author of the name as well 
as its first possessor, the general change of names on the part 
of the Huguenot exiles having given rise to almost ever}' con- 
ceivable variety, resulting from translation, similarity of sound 
or peculiar fancy. 

Having already laid the foundation of his fortune which 
was added to by his marriage, he became a large land holder, in 
Buckingham, where he continued to live and raise his family, his 
home being on what is known as Walton's fork of Slate river. 

Four children were born to Anthony Dibrell and Elizabeth 
Lee, two sons and two daughters; Charles, Leeanna, Judith and 

In 1770, Mrs. Elizabeth Dibrell, first wife of Anthony Dib- 
rell, died at the age of 36, having been married only 14 years. 
After the death of his first wife, Anthony Dibrell married the 
second time. Miss Magdaline Burton. There were no children 
by this marriage. Anthony Dibrell died in 1800, aged 73 years. 
His second wife survived him, having died in 1806. 


Charles Dibrell was the oldest son of Anthony Dibrell and 
Elizabeth Lee. He was born in Buckingham county, October 
24, 1757. He married first Miss Burton of Buckingham, and 
second. Miss Patterson of the same county. He had eight chil- 
dren by the first wife ; John, Elizabeth, Polly, Leeanna, Anthony 
Judith, Charles and Joseph. By the second marriage he had 
four children; Patterson, Panthea, Elvira, and Agnes. This 
Charles Dibrell born 1757, is the "oldest son of my sister Eliz- 



abeth Dibrell," referred to in the will of her brother, Thomas 
Lee, written 1758. This son, Charles Dibrell, oldest son of 
Anthony Dibrell and Elizabeth Lee, removed to Madison county, 
Kentucky, in 1782, where all of his first wife's children were 
bom, except John and Elizabeth, who were born previous to 
his removal. 

Mr. Charles Lee Dibrell says of him: "After his first wife's 
death he moved to Wayne county, Kentucky, and settled on the 
Cumberland river, ten miles from Monticello, where I visited him 
in 1810, when on my way to Nashville. His first wife was ami- 
able and affectionate, and breathed her last in his arms." 

Mr. Charles Lee Dibrell does not state it as a fact that this 
Charles Dibrell came back from Kentucky to Virginia in after 
life, but the trend of his article is such that the conclusion is 
inevitable. He says he married first Miss Burton of Buckings 
ham, and removed to Kentucky; that all of his first wife's chil- 
dren except two, were born in Kentucky. He certainly came 
back to Buckingham to marry the second time, and his return to 
Kentucky is not noted. Besides Mr. C. L. Dibrell's wife, who 
was never in Kentucky, knew him well, and loved him very much, 
and her acquaintance with him was necessarily in Virginia. 
There is no doubt, however, that he returned to Kentucky, where 
some of his older children resided, and ultimately to Tennessee, 
as we find him in 1832 at Sparta, Tennessee, the home of his 
son Anthony. 

Like his brother, Anthony, he was a Revolutionary soldier, 
as shown by the records in the war office at Washington, by the 
Pension records, and numerous affidavits. 

A partial history only of the descendants of this Charles 
Dibrell has been obtained, as we have found it next to impossi- 
ble to secure information in regard to them. 

I have found them in almost all of the Southern States and 
some of them scattered North, and their lives have invariably 
proven their superiority, but strange to say, nothing like a com- 
plete line of them has ever been obtained by anj^one so far as is 
known. Charles Dibrell had five sons and seven daughters, and 



doubtless there are hundreds of his descendants scattered 
through the country who have been lost to genealogists, and know- 
nothing of their antecedents, and are almost unknown to each 
other. Of course, there are exceptions to this general statement. 
The descendants of this Anthony Dibrell, son of this Charles, 
and the Shrewsburys who married his daughters Elizabeth and 
Polly, are to some extent traceable, but there are so many breaks 
even in those lines that it would be impossible to construct a fam- 
ily tree. 

Of the children of Charles Dibrell, we have found it impos- 
sible to obtain record evidence or even reliable tradition of all 
of their marriages. 

His son Anthony, born June 4, 1788, married Miss Millie 
Carter and settled at Sparta, Tennessee. Another son Charles 
married Miss Mitchell, and died in the Indian Territory. An- 
other son married Miss Lee Haley. Panthea Dibrell, daughter 
of Col. Charles Dibrell, by his second marriage, married Nathan- 
iel Bramlett. Polly, another daughter married Nathaniel Shrews- 
bury and Elizabeth married Drury Shrewsbury. Leeanna Dib- 
rell, daughter of Col. Charles Dibrell, married George G. Gibbs, 
and Judith Dibrell married a gentleman by the name of Poston. 


Anthony Dibrell, second son of Col. Charles Dibrell by his 
first wife. Miss Burton, was born in Madison county, Kentucky, 
June 4, 1788, and died in Sparta, Tennessee, January 25, 1875, 
in the eighty-seventh year of his age. He married Millie Car- 
ter, by whom he had ten children, six sons and four daughters. 
The oldest son Edwin, died in infancy. Montgomery C. Dib- 
rell, born March 6, 1813, married first, Mary E. Carter, second, 
Mary E. Eastland; Charles Crockett Dibrell, born September 
15, 1817, married Miss Mary E. Jenkins; Joseph Dibrell born 
July 20, 1820; George G. Dibrell, born April 12, 1822, married 
Miss Mary E. Leftwich; William C. Dibrell, born July 2, 1829, 
married Margaret E. Jenkins; Elizabeth N. Dibrell, born March 



18, 1815, married Charles J. Stillivan; Lucinda A. Dibrell, born 
August 28, 1824, married James G. Hood; Sarah B. Dibrell, 
born February 20, 1827, married John W. \Vhitfield; Martha 
F. Dibrell born October 21, 1834, married Jasper N. Bailey. 

Anthony Dibrell was among the earlier settlers of Tennes- 
see having settled in White county at a very early period in the 
history of the State. He was one of the sturdy citizens of that 
section, and for a long time was clerk of the court. He raised 
a large family, and his sons and grandsons have proven them- 
selves worthy of their ancestry. 


General George Dibrell was a son of Anthony Dibrell, 
grandson of Col. Charles Dibrell, and great-grandson of An- 
thony Dibrell and Miss Elizabeth Lee. He was born April 12, 
1822, married Miss Mary E. Leftwich, to which marriage was 
born nine children, seven sons and two daughters: Waman L., 
December 3, 1844; Joseph A., November 3, 1845; James, Jan- 
uary 8, 1852; Jefferson, 1856; Frank, 1858; Stanton William 
Crockett, May 7, 1864; Mary Lou, and Emily died in infancy. 

Waman L. Dibrell married Evelyn Morgan; Joseph Dib- 
rell married first. Bertha Brewster, second, Dora Taylor; James 
Dibrell married Dora Jett; Jefferson Dibrell married Cora Tay- 
lor; Frank Dibrell married Louisa Rhea; Stanton Dibrell mar- 
ried Lizzie Cary; Mary Lou Dibrell married James T. Offi- 
cer. William Crockett Dibrell married Catherine Stratton. 


William Crockett Dibrell is the son of General George Dib- 
rell and is a merchant in Nash%ille, Tennessee, of the firm of 
Murray, Dibrell & Co. He was bom May 7, 1844, and mar- 
ried Catherine Stratton, of that city. Their oldest son, George 
Stratton Dibrell, born August 22, 1870. married Bessie Murray, 



November 11, 1897. Mary Leftwich Dibrell, daughter of Wil- 
liam Crockett and Catherine Stratton Dibrell, was born May 14, 
1876. Catherine Stratton Dibrell, daughter of George Stratton 
and Bessie Murray Dibrell, and granddaughter of William 
Crockett Dibrell, was born 1898. 

General George Dibrell was one of the leading men of Ten- 
nessee covering the period preceding the war between the States, 
as well as during the war and for twenty years thereafter. 

When the stormclouds of civil war burst in 1861, George 
Dibrell, true to his antecedents, was found upon the Southern 
side. East Tennessee did not present an unbroken front at that 
time, but owing to political complications, the leaders were very 
much divided. Andrew Johnson and Thomas R. R. Nelson, two 
of the most prominent men of the day, opposed secession bit- 
terly. Johnson had been governor of the State, and was then in 
the senate of the United States. Nelson, one of the greatest 
lawyers of his time, while he did not hold an office, swayed a 
powerful influence. Johnson went over, horse, foot and dragoon, 
to the Federal side, and while Nelson did not do so, he accepted 
a parole of honor under the pledge of remaining at home and 
taking no active part on either side. 

William G. Brownlow, editor of the Knoxville Whig, and 
a Methodist preacher withal, who swayed the riff-raff of East 
Tennessee illiteracy and preached a mixture of politics and re- 
ligion to the mountain element from Chattanooga to Bristol and 
from the North Carolina to the Kentucky line, also espoused the 
Federal cause. With these three leaders, two of them old-line 
Whigs, and the other, Johnson, a leading Democrat, East Ten- 
nesses was the scene of contending factions, so that it was but 
little less than martyrdom for an East Tennesseean to espouse 
the Southern cause. There were, however, many brave spirits 
who, regardless of financial interest or personal safety, chose to 
fight under the Southern flag, among whom was George Dib- 

Raising a regiment of cavalry from among the yeomanry of 
the Cumberland mountains, after having served some time as a 



private, he offered their services to the Confederate government, 
and pitching, as it were, into the thickest of the fight, he rose 
steadily by promotion until he was made brigadier-general of 
cavalry. General Dibrell's command played a conspicuous part 
in many of the active engagements of the war, and when at last 
the fates had doomed the failure of the Confederacy, it fell to 
their part to act as a body guard of the Confederate government 
when Richmond was evacuated. 

^Miat has been said of East Tennessee at the breaking out 
of the war, and the consequences which followed during the war 
as a result of contending political factions and a deep-seated dif- 
ference of opinion in regard to secession, conveys but a faint 
idea of what followed after the war had closed. Brownlow, with 
all of the intensity' of hate that could possibly possess the soul 
of a political preacher, was made military governor, and the 
Confederate soldier who dared to go back home when the war 
was over, took his life in his own hands. It is a fact, strange 
and contradictory as it may seem, that fighting was going on in 
East Tennessee among local factions two years after the war 
had closed. It was no crime, in the opinion of Brownlow's fol- 
lowers, to kill an ex-Confederate. The courts consisted entirely 
of South-haters, and juries were made up from among the igno- 
rance of the mountains, so that it was next to impossible to ob- 
tain the conviction of any one charged with committing an out- 
rage against an ex-Confederate. But if a conviction was ob- 
tained, William G. Brownlow hastened to pardon the convict. 

The state of affairs in East Tennessee at this time reads like 
a romance, and is diflScult to believe. James W. Sheffy, a distin- 
guished Virginia lawyer, in a speech delivered at Bristol, on the 
Virginia side of the town, with impassioned eloquence, "thanked 
God that he was in Virginia, but as much as he thanked God 
that he was in Virginia, he thanked Him more that he was not in 
Tennessee, and still more that he was beyond the reach of 

In this state of affairs it fell to the lot of George Dibrell 
and other leading men to rescue that section from the grasp of 



what was no less than a lawless element. East Tennessee was 
composed of three congressional districts, the First, Second and 
Third, all of which were solidly Republican and solidly lawless 
in their tendencies, while the remainder of the State, though 
differing very much, was virtually under the heel of the lawless 

When the crucial time came, when it was an absolute neces- 
sity to break this power, it fell to the part of every law-abiding 
citizen to play his full part in the effort, and it was at this junc- 
ture that George Dibrell proved himself, in peace as he had in 
war, equal to the emergency, and broke the backbone of the Re- 
publican party in the Third district of Tennessee. 

General Dibrell was the standard-bearer of the Democratic 
party in the congressional race of 1874, and led the party to vic- 
tory. He wa5 elected to Congress for five successive terms, and 
might have represented his district indefinitely, but voluntarily 
retired from politics. At the time of his death (May 9, 1888), 
he was most prominently mentioned for the Democratic nomina- 
tion for governor of Tennessee, which he would doubtless have 
received had he lived, but he died a few weeks before the con- 
vention met. In the preceding gubernatorial convention he re- 
ceived five hundred votes. 

Remarks of Rev. Dr. Kelly at memorial meeting on the 
occasion of the death of General Dibrell, from the Nashville 
American, May 10, 1888: "Tennessee to-day mourns the loss 
of one of her noblest sons. 

"General George G. Dibrell died at his home in Sparta, 
White county, yesterday afternoon, full of honors and in his 
sixty-seventh year. 

"He was a man among men, the soul of honor, one whose 
word was never lightly given, but once passed, was to be relied 
on as the unchangeable truth. . . . He joined the Confed- 
erate army at the beginning of the war as a private, served as 
lieutenant colonel of the 25th Tennessee Infantry one year, and 
then organized the Eighth Tennessee Cavalry, of which he was 
colonel. He was promoted to be brigadier-general, and served 



under Generals Forrest and Wheeler, surrendering his division 
at Washington, Georgia, on May 9, 1865. After the war he again 
engaged in farming and mercantile pursuits, until 1874, when he 
was elected to Congress, and served five successive terms, after 
which he declined to allow the use of his name again. 

"He was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for 
governor in 1886, receiving at one time more than five hundred 
votes. He was also a member of the constitutional convention 
of 1870. 

"No man had more friends than General Dibrell, and none 
deserved them more. His friendship was of that enduring kind 
which Shelly describes 

" 'A star 

WTiich moves not 'mid the heavens alone, 

A smile among dark frowns — a gentle tone. 

Among rude voices, a beloved light, 

A solitude, a refuge, a delight.' 

"An honored and honorable citizen is gone; a brave soldier 
is at rest; a loving father has left the home circle to mourn his 
irreparable loss. By his bier the people of his beloved State 
stand uncovered and say in reverent tones, 'Peace to his ashes.' " 

Crockett and William Dibrell were two other sons of An- 
thony Dibrell, and like their brother, George Dibrell, were 
staunch Southern men, having linked their fortunes with the Con- 
federacy. I mention these brothers together because they were 
so long associated together in business. Previous to the war 
they were merchants and partners at different places in Texas, 
and after the war they were wholesale boot and shoe merchants 
in New Orleans and Galveston. William Dibrell has long since 
been dead, and Crockett, if living, is a very old man. 


This daughter of Col. Charles Dibrell married Drewry 
Shrewsbury, and had issue in part as follows: Anne, married 



Joseph Gingry; Mary, married Hezekiah Bradbury; Charles, 
never married; Judith, married Charles J.Love; Martha, married 
her cousin, Edwin Dibrell, who was a son of Anthony Dibrell 
and Wilmuth Watson, of whom more will be said under the 
proper head. 

Polly Dibrell, another daughter of Col. Charles Dibrell, 
married Nathaniel Shrewsbury, who was most probably a brother 
of Drewry. Their marriage took place in Madison county, Ken- 
tucky, but we have no account of their descendants. 


Daughter of Col. Charles Dibrell by his first wife, Miss 
Burton, married a gentleman by the name of Poston, about whose 
descendants, however, nothing is definitely known, except one 
son, Charles Dibrell Poston, and his identity seems to have been 
one of the casualties that appear to bid defiance to fate, and 
perpetuate names in spite of adverse fortune. 

5 Charles Dibrell Poston, one of the most remarkable 
characters of his age, was born in Hardin county, Kentucky, and 
died in Phoenix, Arizona, the latter part of June, 1902, when 
Hearing his eightieth year. Extracts from the Washington Even- 
ing Times, written at the time of his death, give some idea of the 
character of the man, the life that he led, his rare attainments 
and eccentricities. A press dispatch from Phoenix, Arizona, 
dated July 2, 1902, in that paper, is as follows: 

"One of the noteworthy men of the West died here the oth- 
er day, after a career with many remarkable characteristics. 
Charles D. Poston, pioneer, traveler, poet, author, diplomat, 
breathed his last here where he had made his home during the 
latter years of his life. He had nearly attained his eightieth 
birthday. For twenty years his life had been a solitary one, 
though his bent figure was well known in Phoenix. 

"The Legislature of Arizona had voted him a pension of 
$35 per month, he being the only beneficiary of that nature. The 



reasons for this bestowal were enumerated by the last Legisla- 
ture. The act recites: 

" 'Charles Dibrell Poston, January, 1854, prospected the A. 
J. O. mines in what is now Pima county, Arizona, and in the same 
year, organized in said mines the first mining company to invest 
capital, and to do development work on mines in what is now 
Arizona after its transfer to the United States under the Gads- 
den purchase, and was from 1856 to 1861 deputy clerk and re- 
corder of Dona Anna county which then embraced all Arizona, 
and in 1863 gave Arizona her name, and obtained President 
Lincoln's signature to the act, that, together with the then dele- 
gate to Congress from New Mexico, he had drawn and obtained 
congressional enactment thereof, creating the Territory of Ari- 
zona, and in 1864 was elected the first delegate to Congress from 
Arizona, and from 1867 to 1880 was register of the United 
States land office of Arizona, and from the above and many other 
well known facts, Charles Dibrell Poston, among all other pion- 
eers was pre-eminently the moving spirit, and in fact, may be 
truly said to be the father of Arizona.' The last check from 
the Territorial auditor was found in the pocket of the stricken 

"Notwithstanding his loneliness and everything that might 
have marked him as a recluse, there were evidences of a time of 
mental vigor and ability. There were heaps of papers mainly 
comprising matter descriptive of Arizona's early days, and evi- 
dently prepared for the Arizona Historical Society, of which he 
had been founder and first president. There were a few copies 
of a volume of poems, several small volumes he had written upon 
his travels in Europe and in the Orient, and many references 
to magazine and newspaper articles, one of them of considerable 
length, on 'The Building of a State in Apache Land,' having been 
published in the Overland Monthly. He had written volumi- 
nously, as well upon philosophical and religious subjects. He 
had his own modified form of Theosophy, and had conceived the 
idea that it was the same form of religious worship practiced by 
the prehistoric Toltecan inhabitants of Arizona. Near Florence, 



Arizona, rises a conical hill of considerable height, solitary on 
the plain, not far from the ruins of CasaGrande, and itself cov- 
ered with p>otsherd, and with the ruins left by a forgotten peo- 
ple. For more than thirty years this hill has been known as 
'Poston's butte.' Around and up the butte, at considerable ex- 
pense, Poston had built a road. Upon the summit it was his 
dream to erect a temple, from which the deity should be wor- 
shipped with solemnity on the uprising of the sun, to him the glo- 
rious manifestation and representative of Celestial Omnipotence. 
"Poston was a native of Hardin county, Kentucky. At 
twenty-two he was admitted to the bar and practiced for several 
years in his native State, and in Washington. He outlived the 
wife and several children of an early union. A daughter mar- 
ried Dr. Benjamin F. Pope of the regular army. Pope won 
distinction as the chief surgeon of the Fifth army corps in the 
advance on Santiago, and died at his post in the Philipj^ines, with 
the rank of deputy surgeon general. Mrs. Popedied on the Pacific 
Avhile returning home with her husband's remains. After several 
years in Washington, Chas. Dibrell Poston went to California as 
a gold seeker, and later from Guaymas, he headed a party into 
the land acquired by the Gadsden purchase. He was back again 
soon, conducting operations for a mining company he had or- 
ganized in New York. At the outbreak of the civil war the 
Union forces abandoned the Southwest. Poston was compelled 
to leave mining property on which $1,000,000 had been spent, 
and joined the Federal army as an aide on the staff of General 
Heintzelman. A couple of years later he was sent back to the 
Southwest with a commission from President Lincoln as super- 
intendent of Indian aflfairs. At the same time he served as re- 
corder of the region which embraces Arizona. After securing 
the organization of the new Territory and serving as its first del- 
egate in Congress, he went abroad. For a while he was associ- 
ated with several New York papers. One of his experiences was 
a trip to China, with his friend J. Ross Browne, as accredited 
agent of the United States, bearing despatches to the Chinese 
Emperor. Again he turned towards the Sunset land, to take 



charge of the United States land office at Florence. Later he had 
an appointment as special agent of the government along the 
Mexican border. His last official place was that of agent of the 
Agricultural Bureau of the Interior Department of Arizona. 

"It was Poston's wish that his last resting place be the sum- 
mit of the butte that bears his name. It is not improbable that 
the Historical Society will some day remove his remains to the 
site of the projected temple of the Sun." 


3 Leeanna Dibrell was the oldest daughter of Anthony Dib" 
rell and Elizabeth Lee. She was born 1759 in Buckingham coun- 
ty, Virginia, and previous to 1780, she married Michael Jones 
of that county, and had ten children; Anthony, Elizabeth, Mary 
or Polly, Michael, Judith, Charles, Sarah or Sally, Martha and 

Very little is known definitely of the descendants of Michael 
Jones and Leanna Dibrell. It is a fact, however, that the name 
of Jones, in Buckingham and surrounding counties, who have de- 
scended from this couple, is legion, to say nothing of the de- 
scendants of the daughters who have intermarried with other 

William D. Jones of Buckingham, one of the children above 
named whose home was at the historic yet unpretentious village 
of the New Store, left a number of descendants. One of his 
daughters, ^lary, married a cousin, Richard Dibrell of Rich- 
mond, Virginia, of whom more will be said under another head, 
and a son, Mr. Monroe Jones, was for a long time associated 
with Mr. Dibrell in business under the firm name of Dibrell & 

As will be seen there are at this point two branches of the 
Dibrell family united, and under the head of Anthony Dibrell, 
brother of Leeanna Dibrell Jones, more will be said of Richard 
and Mary Jones Dibrell. 

It is to be regretted that so little has been collected of this 



branch of the Dibrell family. Every effort has been put forth 
and every means exhausted to obtain data in regard to them, but 
it has been in this as in many other cases utterly impossible to 
obtain information. 

Between the lack of interest, loss of data, and a still more 
objectionable feature, the idea that genealogy is undemocratic 
and hence unpopular, genealogy is made a difficult task from 
start to finish. 

I do not mean to suggest that this last charge applies to 
this branch of the Dibrell family, as I have never found any of 
the name or connection that were not proud of their ancestry 
or who did not delight in perpetuating their lines of descent, 
but it is nevertheless a fact that men and women, whatever their 
antecedents or preferences may be, are more or less under the 
influence of a class of humanity that delights to sneer at any- 
thing that rises above the level of the common herd, to which, as 
a general rule, they themselves belong. 


Judith Dibrell, second daughter of Anthony Dibrell and 
Elizabeth Lee, was born in Buckingham county, 1760, married 
David Patterson of that county, about 1780. David Patterson 
and Judith Dibrell, had twelve children; Samuel, Thomas, Peter, 
John, David, Charles, James, William, Agnes, Elizabeth or Bet- 
sy, Sarah or Sally, and Judith. 

David Patterson and his wife, Judith Dibrell, both lived to 
a very old age, their married life having run through a period 
of more than sixty years. There was very little difference in the 
dates of their deaths. 

As in the case of Leeanna who married Michael Jones, very 
little is definitely known of the marriages or descendants of this 
large number of children, but as there were eight sons it can be 
readily seen that the name of Patterson who have descended from 
this marriage are very numerous. 

In this as in every other instance, I have employed every ef- 
fort and exhausted every means of obtaining information, but 



for the reasons suggested in the case of Michael Jones and Lee- 
anna Dibrell, I have been unable to follow the different lines. 
I have, however, obtained through the assistance of Mrs. Abra- 
ham, whose first husband was Dr. Lafayette Dibrell, and who 
married secondly Mr. John Abraham of Buckingham county, 
Virginia, and who now resides in Richmond, the descendants of 
Elizabeth Lee Patterson, daughter of David Patterson and Ju- 
dith Dibrell. 


Elizabeth Lee Patterson, better known in her girlhood days 
by the pet name of "Betsy," as noted above, was among the chil- 
dren of David Patterson and Judith Dibrell, married William 
Lewis, son of Owen Lewis of Nelson county, Virginia, and 
grandson of Planter John Lewis of Albemarle, of the Zachary 
Lewis line. They had three children, all daughters, Judith Dib- 
rell, Sarah and Elizabeth Lee. 

5 Judith Dibrell Lewis married Edward H. Mosely of 
Buckingham county, Virginia, Sarah Lewis married a Mr. Mor- 
ris, and Elizabeth Lewis married a Mr. Thomas of Nelson 
county, Virginia. 


Judith Dibrell Lewis, daughter of William Lewis and Eliz- 
abeth Patterson, married Edward H. Mosely of Buckingham 
county, Virginia. Mr. Mosely was a brother of Alexander Mose- 
ly, who, for so many years was editor and proprietor of the 
Richmond Whig. They had three children, all daughters — Sarah 
Ann Lewis, Mary Elizabeth, and Virginia Edward. 


Married first. Dr. Lafaj'ette Dibrell, a son of Mr. Charles 
Lee Dibrell and consequently a relative of Miss Mosely. Dr. 
Dibrell, who was in very poor health at the time of his marriage, 
lived but a few months thereafter; they left no children. Miss 



Mosley married the second time, ]Mr. John Abraham of Bucking- 
ham county, Virginia. By this marriage there was one son — Rev. 
W. Y. Abraham of Richmond, Virginia. ^Slrs. Abraham also 
lives in Richmond with her son. 

A more extended notice will be given Dr. Dibrell under the 
head of his own immediate line, and also of Mrs. Abraham, under 
the head of the Lewis family. 

7 The Rev. Wyckliffe Yancy Abraham, only son of Sarah 
Ann Mosely, by her second marriage, was born in Rockbridge 
county, Virginia, whither his parents had removed from Buck- 
ingham, about 1850 or 1851, and is hence the rise of fifty years 
of age. He was educated at Richmond College, graduated in a 
theological course at the Baptist Theological seminary, located 
first at Greenville, South Carolina, but afterwards removed to 
Louisville, Kentucky. He married first, Miss Annie Broadus, 
daughter of Dr. Broadus, President of the Seminary at that 
time. Mr. Abraham's first wife died about 1895, and he mar- 
ried the second time, Miss Laura Christian of Buckingham 
county, Virginia, December, IQOO. He had by the first mar- 
riage, two children — John a young man, twenty-five or six, in 
business in Richmond, Virginia; and Annie Louise, eight or ten 
years of age. 


Mary Elizabeth Mosely, daughter of Edward Mosely and 
Judith Lewis, married the Rev. Thomas N. Johnson, a distin- 
guished Baptist divine of Virginia, who filled some of the most 
important stations within the bounds of the State, was a power, 
so to speak, in Baptist circles, and wielded a religious influence 
which but few men ever did. He lived to a ripe old age, was 
minister of the gospel for more than half a century, and was 
above eighty when he died. They had five children, Sarah Lou- 
isa, Thomas Edward, Ella, Lafayette Dibrell and Mary Lewis. 

7 Sarah Louisa Johnson, daughter of the Rev. Thomas N. 
Johnson and Mary Elizabeth Mosely, married the Rev. William 
Shipman, of Nelson county, Virginia. Mr. Shipman was also a 

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Baptist minister, who has filled many important stations in the 
State, among others, Salem, Virginia, Halifax Court House, Vir- 
ginia, and one of the Richmond churches. Among their children 
are the Rev, Thomas Shipman, a bright light in the galaxy of 
Baptist divines, and Miss Ella, a young lady of rare attainments, 
and a graduate of Hollins Institute. 

7 The Rev. Thomas Shipman, though barely out of the 
twenties, has risen rapidly in his denomination, has filled impor- 
tant stations, one in Kentucky, one in Savannah, and when last 
heard from, was in Roanoke, Virginia. 

In tracing genealogy it is strange to note how different 
families will run into each other, but we are compelled to note at 
the same time the old adage, "that birds of a feather will flock 
together," and while there is sometimes a contradiction of this 
adage, where emotional and erratic young people fly off" at a tan- 
gent and defy the natural laws of affinity, the exceptions are very 

We find in the foregoing lines where the name of LcAvis. 
Lee, du Breuil and others of equal rank and distinction have be- 
come almost indiscriminate by intermarriages. 


3 Anthony Dibrell, the second of that name in America, was 
the son of the first Anthony Dibrell and Elizabeth Lee. He was 
born in Buckingham county, Virginia, May, 1763, being the 
youngest of four children, before mentioned. Although a boy 
at the breaking out of the Revolution, being only 13 years old, 
he enlisted in the army in 1778, at the age of l6, and was ac- 
tively engaged until the close of the war, doing much military 
service, and actively participated in the battles of Giiilford 
Court House and Yorktown. We have no record of his life be- 
ween the close of the war and the date of his marriage, an inter- 
val of seven years. He died 1816. 

In 1790 Anthony Dibrell married Miss Wilmuth Watson, 
of Amherst county, Virginia, daughter of James Watson of that 
county. For about a year the young couple remained in Am- 



herst, where the first child, Charles Lee Dibrell, was born, after 
which^ Anthony with his young wife, just l6 years old, returned 
to his native county of Buckingham. To this couple were born 
1 3 children, six sons and seven daughters, as follows : 

Charles Lee, born October 3, 1791 ; James Watson, Feb- 
ruary 9, 1793; Edward, born September 19, 1794; Elizabeth 
Nicholas, born March l6, 1798; Martha Rookings, December, 
1799; Leeanna, October 2, 1801; Francis Watson, born June 18, 
1803; Anthony, born August 19, 1805; Judith Ann, born June 
26, 1807; Catherine, born July 15, 1809; Wilmuth Watson, born 
May 20, 1811; Matthew Watson, born October 22, 1813; Col- 
lins died in infancy. 

Following is a brief record of the boy career of Anthony 
Dibrell as a Revolutionary soldier, and as brief as it is it contains 
volumes when the dates are considered. It will be considered 
that he was bom in 1763, and his first enlistment being in 1778, 
he was only 15 years old, and was only 19 years old when Corn- 
wallis surrendered. 

As the result of a correspondence with the War and Inter- 
ior Department, I received the following from the Commissioner 
of Pensions. 

"Department of Interior, Washington, D. C, April 26, 1892. 

"Sir: In reply to your request for a statement of the mili- 
tary history of Anthony Dibrell, a soldier in the Revolutionary 
war. You will please find below the desired information as con- 
tained in application for Pension, on file in this bureau, by his 

"He enlisted twice, 1778 and 1781, and was a private in 
Captain John Mosely's company, and his regimental commanders 
at diflPerent times, were Colonel John Cabell and Colonel John 

"The last service is not clearly stated and may have been 
more than one enlistment. He was engaged in removing stores 
and was in North Carolina part of the time. 

"He was engaged in the battle of Guilford Court House, 
and at the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown. 



"His residence at the time of enlistment was Amherst coun- 
ty, Virginia. 

"Remarks: Widow's maiden name was Wilmuth Watson 
to whom the soldier was married in November^ 1790. 

"Very respectfully, 

"D. D. Murphy, 
"Acting Commissioner." 

From the sworn statement of David Patterson, John Thomas 
and others on file in the Pension office, Anthony Dibrell served 
three months under Captain John Mosely of Buckingham county, 
Virginia, at Albemarle Barracks, as a lieutenant or ensign guard- 
ing prisoners taken at the defeat of Burgoyne at Still Water in 
the State of New York. This service begun in February, 1778, 
before Anthony had completed his fifteenth year. 

John Thomas of Buckingham coimty, made oath that he 
was a captain in Colonel Taylor's regiment of guards at Albe- 
marle Barracks, and at the expiration of that service which 
Was three months, "I made out the pay roll for Captain Mosely 

David Patterson and John Patterson, both of Buckingham 
county, Virginia, made oath that in addition to the foregoing 
service, "Anthony Dibrell and many others were ordered by Co- 
lonel John Cabell to remove the military stores from Scott's Fer- 
ry to New London, Bedford county, Virginia, and that he was 
also sent to Cumberland Courthouse, Pr. Edward, and Louisa 
counties to meet the enemy. Further; that said Anthony marched 
from the county of Buckingham early in the month of Febru- 
ary, 1781, to the State of North Carolina and was in the battle 
of Guilford Court House, March 15, 1781; that he continued in 
General Green's army some time after the battle of Guilford. 
I also distinctly remember that in the month of September, 1781, 
the said Anthony Dibrell went to Yorktown, where he remained 
until the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and the British army." 

It is a matter of family history related by Anthony Dibrell 
to his sons and many friends, that he was brought off the bat- 



tlefield of Guilford, wounded or exhausted, by the celebrated 
Peter Francisco. 

Peter Francisco was doubtless one of the most celebrated 
private soldiers of the Revolutionary war. His antecedents are 
unknown and were doubtless very little known to himself. He 
was, however, believed to be of Portuguese origin, and was a 
protege of Judge Edmund Winston, of Buckingham county, Vir- 

This incident of Francisco in connection with Anthony Dib- 
rell gives the author an opportunity, as it is also a pleasure, to 
make a brief reference to this grand old hero, who seems to have 
almost passed out of history, and indeed to have been lost to 
memory. This phenomenal character and brave patriot seems 
to have been specially fitted for the age in which he lived, and 
to have filled a niche which, but for him, would have remained 
a vacuum. A reference to Peter Francisco at this point is by no 
means a digression from the history of Anthony Dibrell; it will 
be remembered that Judge Edmond Winston and the first Antho- 
ny Dibrell lived in the same county, attended the same court, 
and were on terms, not only of friendship, but intimacy. Peter 
Francisco was a protege of Judge Winston, and yoimg Anthony 
the boy soldier, not fifteen years old when he left the paternal 
roof in defense of his country, was a son of Judge Winston's 
special friend. Anthony, a mere strippling, strong alone in a 
brave heart and unswerving patriotism, Francisco fully devel- 
oped, of wonderful physical ability and herculean strength, it 
was to be expected that young Dibrell, as far as could be among 
soldiers, should be the special charge of Peter Francisco. 

Owing to his wonderful prowess, dauntless courage, and su- 
perhuman strength, Francisco was allowed by his commanding 
officers to play the part of a "Free Lance." He was indeed an 
independent command, solitary and alone by himself. Wherever 
he went he crippled the enemy and his blows were of the more 
telling than those of a whole regiment. The sword that he 
wielded could not be handled by an ordinary man, and its length 
was such, that, single handed he was invincible, and he often 



proved an overmatch for two or three. Frequently overpowered 
by numbers and captured, he invariably escaped, and the theory 
that two armed men axe sufficient to guard one man who is not 
armed, in his case, was contradicted, for on more than one oc- 
casion he disarmed one, killed the other, and walked away free. 

On the return of peace Peter Francisco returned to his 
home, the old Winston homestead, one mile east of the New 
Store, a village in Buckingham county, Virginia, situated on the 
old stage thoroughfare between Lynchburg and Richmond. He 
was as remarkable in peace as he was in war. As a soldier he 
loved to fight, as a citizen he was not only peaceable, but a 
■'peacemaker." Among the many anecdotes related of Francisco is 
that of a man who was ignorant of his character and who had be- 
come offended with him. This man in his haste and heat of pas- 
sion, early one morning before breakfast, hastened to Francis- 
co's home to demand satisfaction. The mansion and its sur- 
roundings like most residences of that period of Virginia his- 
tory, had very spacious grounds. The house set back from the 
main thoroughfare nearly a hundred yards, while the inner in- 
closure gave ample space for a smaller yard. The irate visitor 
had ridden inside the larger inclosure and called Francisco out, 
who employed every possible means to pacify his visitor, entic- 
ing him away from the house in the meantime, so as to avoid 
disturbing the family. When they had gotten to the outside in- 
closure and all pacific means had failed Francisco took his vis- 
itor at arm's length and lifted him from his horse and set him 
over the fence. Bewildered at the way in which he had been 
handled, in his amazement, he stood silent for a few moments, 
then told Francisco if he would hand him over his horse he 
would go home; with some assistance from the horse he was 
landed on the same side of the fence with his rider, and the dif- 
ficulty was settled. 

Peter Francisco married a widow West (whether he had 
previously married is not known), and so far as is known he left 
no children. One of his stepsons, John William West, formerly 
of Buckingham county, Virginia, and afterwards of Bedford, 



was personally known to the author. From this source much in- 
formation has been obtained of the life and character of this 
Revolutionary patriot. Mr. West always spoke in the most af- 
fectionate terms of his stepfather. 

Late in life he was appointed sergeant-at-arms to the Vir- 
ginia House of Delegates, in which position he remained until 
his death in 1836. He was buried with military honors in the 
public cemetery at Richmond, Virginia, and thus he continued in 
death as he had been in life, "guest of the State." 

There is little known of the history of Anthony Dibrell af- 
ter the close of the Revolution, as his life subsequent to that time 
was strictly that of a private citizen. We have no record of him 
from 1781, until 1790, at which time, as we have before seen, he 
married Miss Wilmuth Watson of Amherst county, Virginia, and 
during the short life that he spent thereafter in agricultural pur- 
suits, he transferred to a large family of children the duties and 
privileges of perpetuating family history. He died in 1816, aged 
53 years. 


Charles Lee Dibrell was the oldest son of Anthony Dibrell 
and Wilmuth Watson. He was born October 3, 1791, in Am- 
herst county, Virginia and was raised in Buckingham to which 
county his father returned soon after his marriage. Here he 
was educated and spent the first few years of his early manhood. 
About 1820 he commenced business in Lynchburg, Virginia, 
where he was quite successful as a merchant and large operator 
in the tobacco trade, and in 1823 married Miss Mary Jane Lam- 
beth of Campbell county, Virginia. About 1835 Mr. Dibrell 
purchased a popular watering place as a summer resort in Bote- 
tourt county, Virginia, which had been previously owned by a 
German by the name of Dagguer, and hence known as Dag- 
guer's Spring, but after the property was purchased by Mr. Dib- 
rell they became known as Dibrell's Springs, which name they 
still retain. These springs are about sixty-five miles west of 



Lynchburg, near James river and the Richmond and Allegheny 
railroad which has been recently built; and it was here for about 
ten years, at this beautiful mountain resort, hedged in by peaks 
on every side, a bold and beautiful sulphur spring, gushing from 
the base of Garden Mountain, that Mr. Dibrell entertained from 
lower Virginia, and States farther south and north those who 
were in search of health among the mountains. Among the dis- 
tinguished visitors at Dibrell Springs, I have often heard Mr. 
Dibrell describe in his own language, the \isit of Van Buren 
and party, in 1838, which was quite an event in those days, when 
a trip from Washington to Virginia Springs would require as 
much time as it would now to visit the Valley of the Congo. 

Having acquired interests in the Warm Springs of Bath 
county, Virginia, and subsequently in Richmond, he sold Dibrell 
Springs in 1842, and after spending one season at the Warm 
Springs, he opened the Powhattan House in Richmond, Virginia. 
This house was located on Broad street adjacent to Capitol 
square, and owing to its surroundings, its location was one of 
the most desirable in the city, but owing to gross mismanage- 
ment, however, it had been allowed to fall into disrepute. Un- 
der the management of Mr. Dibrell the Powhattan House was 
restored to its former prestige and became again one of the lead- 
ing hotels of Richmond. 

Having spent five years in Richmond as proprietor of the 
Powhattan, he returned to Lynchburg, where he first commenced 
his business career, and it is a very singular coincidence that, 
after an eventful business life running through more than thirty 
years, and at different localities, several hundred miles apart, 
he should have closed active business life at the same place 
that he begun it. 

In 1847 Mr. Dibrell took possession of one of the best 
known houses in Lynchburg, which had been kept by the vener- 
able Robert Morris, who belonged to a preceding generation, 
and subsequently by Paul Jones, who died in Atlanta in 1876. 
It is said to have been in this house that the gifted and erratic 
Maj. Tom Rudd, for nianv years the representative from Camp- 



bell in the Legislature, sang "Show pity, Lord" when the stars 
fell in 1833. This house was opened under the name of Dib- 
rell's Hotel, and it is yet a landmark in Lynchburg, though it 
has ceased to be a hotel for more than forty years. 

It was at this house that a new epoch in Mr. Dibrell's life 
took place. On the 23d of December, 1850, Mary Jane Dibrell, 
consort of Mr. Charles Lee Dibrell, breathed her last. It is not 
too much to say that she was the mainspring of Mr. Dibrell's 
life; she was in the habit of saying jocularly, that she had kept 
him alive for thirty years, and in this there was more truth than 
poetry. There is no doubt that she was indispensable to his vi- 
tality, and in her death he not only lost his right arm, but lost 
the vital force which gave activity to his very being. 

Mrs. Dibrell was a woman of rare characteristics, possessing 
at one and the same time the most tender, affectionate and wom- 
anly traits, and yet the rare power to command obedience and 
respect. Gen. John Echols of the Confederate army, who was 
afterwards vice president of the Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, 
was a nephew of Mrs. Dibrell, and from him it was my pleas- 
ure to hear the highest encomiums paid her character. As a 
culmination of what he had to say, "not even his own mother 
had been so true and disinterested in her friendship or had more 
to do in shaping the better traits of his character than Mrs. 

In 1853 Mr. Dibrell retired from active business life, and 
in 1859 went to Texas. Two of his married sisters. ]Mrs. Si- 
mons and Mrs. Gary, settled in Texas in early life and raised 
their families there. The three surviving sons of Mr. Dibrell, 
Charles Lee, Jr., James Watson and John Meredith also cast 
their lots in the Lone Star State. Mr. Dibrell was not a stran- 
ger in Texas; as has been seen two of his sisters had preceded 
him and their families had grown up with the country, while 
three of his sons were already there. Sam Houston a native of 
Rockbridge county, Virginia, who was afterwards governor of 
Tennessee, the leader in the Texas struggle for independence 
and hero of San Jacinto, was governor of Texas, at that time. 



Houston was an old personal friend of Mr. Dibrell of bygone 
days and welcomed him, as it were, with open arms, and gave 
him an appointment in the State Department. At the close of 
the war, however, with Houston dead, and Texas in the hands 
of unscrupulous adventurers, Mr. Dibrell found himself without 
a position, and as almost all the southern people, without money. 

In the dilemma above described, Mr. Dibrell instinctively 
turned his face eastward and sought the scenes of his early man- 
hood. His older son had left Texas with the army and after 
the war had not returned, and his only surviving daughter was 
still a resident of Virginia. For a man of his age, then 74, and 
the country all torn up by the wreckage of war, this was no small 
undertaking. Fifteen hundred miles of travel over roads that 
had been torn up by military operations, and through a country 
that had not been restored to business methods, is indeed a task 
that would command all the strength and energy of a much 
younger man, but there is nothing that so buoys the human mind 
as the hope of returning to the scenes of its childhood. 

About the first of October, 1865, Mr. Dibrell started upon 
this homeward journey, and in his enfeebled condition made the 
trip as it were, by relays. Coming first to Galveston, he rested 
for some time with his nephew, Mr. Thomas A. Gary, then with 
a desperate effort he came on to Huntsville, Alabama, where bis 
relative ^Irs. ]Moore, took charge of him and detained him for 
several weeks, thence he came on to Virginia, where with an- 
other nephew, Mr. Edward Echols of Balcony Falls, he remained 
some time. 

It was at the house of Mr. Echols, twenty-eight miles from 
Lynchburg, at the point where James river passes through the 
Blue Ridge, that I found Mr. Dibrell on my way from Balti- 
more in January 1866. He was but a few miles from my home 
at that time, as I was merchandising at Buffalo Forge, in Rock- 
bridge county, Virginia, but he was too feeble to travel. After 
resting a few days, however, Captain Echols brought him to my 
house in his carriage, but he did not survive many weeks after his 
arrival. lHaving accomplished the one object most dear to his 



heart, the return to the home of his childhood, the land he so 
much loved, and being surrounded by those who loved him most, 
being with two of his children, my wife and his oldest son, 
Charles Lee Dibrell, Jr., the latter having been left in Virginia 
by the war, it seemed that he regarded his mission as completed, 
and quietly passed away February, 1866, in the seventy-fifth 
year of his age. Owing to the difficulties in transportation, there 
being no railroad between that point and Lynchburg, the water- 
way being closed by ice, and the mountain roads impassable, 
it was impossible to carry out the wishes of his children, in tak- 
ing his remains to Lynchburg, and he was therefore buried at 
Falling Springs Cemetery, ten miles from Lexington, Virginia, 
full in sight of the Blue Hills of his nativity, among which he 
delighted to roam in his boyhood days. 

Charles Lee Dibrell, and his wife, Mary Jane Lambeth, 
had eleven children, four of whom died in infancy. Those who 
survived, were Lafayette, Elizabeth, Mary Jane, Frances Ann, 
Charles Lee, James Watson and John Meredith. 


Lafayette Dibrell was the oldest child of Charles Lee Dib- 
rell and Mary Jane Lambeth. He was born in Lynchburg, Vir- 
ginia, in 1824. The circumstance attending the visit of Gen. 
Lafayette to America about this time, bringing more vividly to 
• mind the patriotic services of that officer in our struggle for in- 
dependence, gave rise to the naming of many hundreds of chil- 
dren for him, and this accounts for the name of the oldest son 
of Mr. Charles Lee Dibrell. Mr. Dibrell's father, the second 
Anthony Dibrell, had seen service with Lafayette, had been with 
him at Yorktown, and the name of the "Marquis De Lafayette," 
had been a household word in the Dibrell family for nearly half 
a century, and hence it is not strange that they should have per- 
petuated his name. 

Lafayette Dibrell was principally educated in Richmond, 
Virginia, and was graduated from the Medical College of that 
city in the class of 1845, carrying off the honors of the institu- 



tion. He was valedictorian of his class, and few micn ever en- 
tered the medical profession with brighter prospects. In 18t6 
Dr. Dibrell married Sarah Ann Mosely of Buckingham county, 
Virginia, and established himself in the practice of medicine at 
Mount Vinco, in that county, but consumption had marked him 
for a victim and he was compelled to retire from the practice 
a few months after his marriage. Leaving Buckingham he 
came to Lynchburg and spent the last weeks of his life at his 
father's house, "Dibrell's Hotel." He was buried at the Presby- 
terian Cemetery in that city. 


Elizabeth was the oldest daughter of Charles Lee and Mary 
Lambeth Dibrell. She was born in New London, Virginia, 
March 23, 1833. Her early life was spent in Richmond, where 
her father resided for a number of years, and later in Lynchburg 
to which place he removed in 1847. She was a lady of rare gifts 
and attainments, with a disposition at once attractive and lovely, 
but like her older brother. Dr. Lafayette Dibrell, consumption 
had set its seal upon her early life, and after battling with the 
fell disease for twelve years, she finally fell a victim to it in 
the summer of 1862, in the twenty-ninth year of her age. 

Being the oldest daughter at the time of her mother's death, 
she became in every essential sense of the word, a mother to her 
younger brothers, and was to them indeed everything that a 
mother could be. She was not so situated that she could have 
them at all times with her, but she saw to it that they always 
liad a mother's care and attention. For five or six years previous 
to her death, and up to within a few months of that sad event, 
she had been engaged in teaching both academics and music, and 
it is rarely ever that one is found who gave such general satis- 
faction in this most difficult position, to both pupils and parents, 
and in many a Virginia family is to be found a "Lizzie Dibrell" 
in token of the ardent love and affection borne for her while 
living and in perpetuation of her memory after death. 




Mary Jane Dibrell was the second daughter of Charles 
Lee Dibrell and Mary Jane Lambeth. She was born March 11. 
1835 at Dibrell's Springs, Botetourt county, Virginia. Her early 
childhood was spent at this place and in Richmond, and her 
early womanhood in Lynchburg, Virginia. Her early life was 
very bright and promising; beautiful, vivacious and intellectual, 
she was the center of attraction. It fell to the lot of but few 
to be so fortunately and advantageously situated as was Molly 
Dibrell, but, "all things sweet are fleeting, the sweetest still the 
fleetest," and thus it was in the life of Molly Dibrell. To one 
without philosophy, and to whom religious thought was a stran- 
ger, it would have seemed that "unmerciful disaster had followed 
fast and followed faster" upon her footsteps, and to one to whom 
philosophical training and religious conceptions had not been the 
predominant feature of life, her song might have been like that 
of Poe, and her hope might have been one melancholy dirge. 
But Molly Dibrell was of a very diff"erent cast of mind from that 
of Edgar Allen Poe; she was no less poetical, but much less er- 
ratic. She was imaginative but not a victim of vagaries. 
While Poe dreamed of a "Distant Aiden where he should clasp 
a radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore," she had a 
sure anchor of hope that she would in a "Distant Aiden" meet 
and clasp all of her loved and lost, and above all meet him who 
had redeemed and saved her. As confidently and as hopeful 
as she looked upon the hereafter, life was bright and beautiful 
to her. Bereft of her mother at a very tender age, and seeing 
a delightful household scattered as a consequence, hers was a 
religion that repined not at adverse conditions, but wrested vic- 
tory from defeat, and enabled her in the darkest hours, to see 
by faith the silver lining of the cloud which for a moment ob- 
scured her \dsion. She died in the autumn of 1856. For some 
time previous to her death she had been betrothed to a Lynch- 
burg gentleman, prominent in business and social circles, who at 
the time of her death was absent in New York, in the interest 



of his firm. I know that the cold world cannot understand and 
does not appreciate, such devotion, and will give a smile of in- 
credulity at the bare mention of the fact, but it is nevertheless 
true that this gentleman never left his room after returning 
home and learning of her death, until he was carried to his 


Charles Lee Dibrell, Jr., was the second son of Charles Lee 
Dibrell, Sr. He was born the Ipth of July, 1840, at Dibrell's 
Springs in Botetourt county, Virginia. His early childhood was 
spent in Richmond, and later in Lynchburg. His early educa- 
tion was obtained in these cities. After the death of his mother, 
and the retirement of his father from business, he obtained a 
position in Blacksburg, Montgomery county, and afterwards in 
Christiansburg, the county site. In 1859 he turned his face to 
the southwest and cast, as he believed, his fortune, in the "Lone 
Star State," entering active business life in mercantile pursuits, 
but the rude hand of war was destined to change all of his 
plans, and before he had become well settled in his new home, 
the bugle blast called him to the field. As Virginia was des- 
tined to be the battleground between the sections, the Southern 
troops were hastened forward to the front, and Mr. Dibrell, with 
what was afterwards known as the Fourth Texas Regiment, un- 
der command of the gallant John B. Hood, contrary to all his 
preconceived ideas or plans, found himself back in Virginia. 

During 1861, and until the latter part of 1862, Mr. Dibrell 
followed the fortunes of the Fourth Texas Regiment, anxious for 
the fray and fearful, lest the war would be over before they 
reached Virginia. They were permitted to know very soon some- 
thing of its realities, and before a year had passed they were 
fully convinced that they had not been slighted by the authori- 
ties, but that they had been allowed a full participation in pass- 
ing events, indeed, to their entire satisfaction. In the series of 
battles from June 26th to July 2d, inclusive, Mr. Dibrell's regi- 



ment was constantly engaged; its Maj. Bradfute Warwick was 
killed, Captain Bain commanding his company was severely 
wounded, and, indeed, the entire regiment, under command of 
the brave but reckless Hood, was cut to pieces. 

After this series of battles had been fought and the seige 
of Richmond raised, Mr. Dibrell's military services underwent 
a change. His captain who was severely wounded was taken 
to the house of Mr. Edwin Dibrell, an uncle of Mr. Charles 
Dibrell, and the latter detailed to attend him. The operations 
of the army were changed in another direction, and the main 
body under Gen. Lee proceeded north by way of Burkville, 
Orange Courthouse and Culpepper to meet Gen. Pope who had 
started on another "on to Richmond," by the same route that Mc- 
Dowell first undertook. 

Mr. Dibrell obtained a transfer from the Fourth Texas 
Regiment to the Partizan Rangers under command of "Harry 
Gilmer," and during the years 1863, 1864, 1865, to the close of 
the war, was in all of the partisan warfare of Northern Virginia, 
the operations of which frequently extended into Maryland and 
Pennsylvania, and more than once under the very spires of 
Washington City. He was with the Southern troops at Magno- 
lia Station, on the P. W. & B. road between Baltimore and Phil- 
adelphia, in 1864 when Gen. Patterson was captured. He was 
with the army at the burning of Chambersburg, and the entire 
detachment under command of Gen. Bradley T. Johnson barely 
escaped capture from the pursuit of Averill's cavalry which fol- 
lowed. The Federal cavalry continued to pursue and harass the 
Confederates through the valleys of Virginia, when at Mount 
Jackson bridge the Confederates took a stand and gave battle 
repulsing the Federals, and gaining time by this means to fall 
back in better order. It was at this engagement that Mr. Dib- 
rell was severely injured, having received a gunshot wound 
through the lungs. Maj. Gilmer carried Mr. Dibrell to the 
nearest farmhouse on his own horse and under his immediate 
supervision, not knowing but that he was leaving him with stran- 
gers. He requested that special care and attention be given liim 



at his own expense^ and that the enemy be warned, should they 
advance, that whatever treatment was meted to Dibrell would be 
received by their prisoners which had fallen into his hands. As 
a matter of fact, however, the enemy did not advance; they had 
gotten enough in their engagement at Mount Jackson Bridge. 

Major Harry Gilmer was very fond of Mr. Dibrell who 
came up to the full measure of his idea of a dashing cavalry offi- 
cer, and at no time did he fail to give full expression of his ap- 
preciation. His charge, however, to the people in whose hands 
he left Mr. Dibrell, was needless, though Maj. Gilmer was not 
aware of this. Mount Airy is the most celebrated body of land 
in the Shenandoah valley, embracing a thousand acres of bot- 
tom land in one body on the Shenandoah river seventy-two miles 
northeast of Staunton. On an elevation overlooking this vast 
estate and at the base of Massanuttin mountain was the palatial 
home of John G. Meem of Lynchburg, Virginia, whose son, Gen. 
Gilbert Meem married a sister of General Jordan who was chief 
of Gen. Beauregard's staff. At the time spoken of Mount Airy 
was occupied by the family of Gen. Meem, while the wife and 
sister of Gen. Jordan, were among the visitors at the home. These 
were all intimate friends of the Dibrell family in Lynchburg, 
Virginia, and Mr. Dibrell so far as being left among strangers 
was in the house of his friends. There was no surgeon at hand 
nor was there any doctor nearer than five miles across Massa- 
nuttin mountain. The battle occurred after eight o'clock at night 
in December, 1864, and by the time Mr. Dibrell had been car- 
ried to Mount Airy, it was after ten o'clock at night. Notwith- 
standing the hour of night, nor the fact that the thermometer 
was hovering around zero in this mountain pass, Miss Betty 
Jordan and Kate Riley of Winchester, crossed the mountain 
having to wade several swollen streams to get a doctor to at- 
tend Mr. Dibrell. Tliis is only another instance of the self- 
sacrificing devotion of Southern women when the needs of the 
Southern soldier required it. Mr. Dibrell recovered from his 
wounds in time to return to his post before the collapse of the 
Confederacy. WTien the surrender took place he was in the 



mountains of Virginia very far removed from the base of opera- 
tion and therefore he did not hasten to some nearby headquar- 
ters to obtain a parole or to seek the benefits of amnesty, but 
like Jubal Early, Bob Toombs and a few others, he enjoyed 
while living the rare distinction of "never having surrendered." 

After the close of the war Mr. Dibrell returned to his 
friends in Campbell county, Virginia, who were delighted at the 
privilege of having him back alive. In 1871 Mr. Dibrell formed 
an association with the Pullman Palace Car Company, and was 
assistant superintendent of the lines between Lynchburg and 
Vicksburg, and was subsequently assistant superintendent and 
receiving cashier for that company at New Orleans. Subse- 
quently Mr. Dibrell was general southern agent for the Rich- 
mond & Danville railroad, with headquarters at Augusta, Geor- 
gia, and it ma}^ be said that this was the turning point in the 
life of Mr. Dibrell. It is proj^er to say, however, in this connec- 
tion, that no single individual in the soldier life or in the dis- 
charge of the duties thereof, ever commanded a higher regard 
from his superior officers than did Mr. Dibrell. Major Harry 
Gilmer, in his account of his military operations in the valley of 
Virginia and elsewhere, pays him the highest commendation for 
gallant services. 

In 1878, Charles Lee Dibrell, Jr., married Sally Lou, 
daughter of the Hon. Henry Russell of Augusta, Georgia. They 
have only one child, a daughter, Mary Lee Dibrell, a bright and 
beautiful young lady of about sixteen years, who is now nearing 
graduation in the Nashville schools. 

For a number of years Mr. Dibrell was connected with the 
Southern Express Company at Augusta, Georgia, of which he 
was auditor up to the time of his death, with headquarters tem- 
porarily at Memphis but afterwards at Chattanooga. He died 
October, 1895, and was buried in the Russell burying ground in 
Augusta, Georgia. 


Mr. Charles Lee Dibrell, Jr., married Sally Russell of Au- 
gusta, Georgia, November, 1878. Miss Russell was a daughter 
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of Mr. Henry Russell, one of the most prominent citizens of that 
city, who was at one time its mayor, and at all times a leader 
in its affairs. Miss Russell was one of a large family of daugh- 
ters noted for their beauty and accomplishments. One of the sis- 
ters married Mr. Gregg Wright, son of Gen. Wright of the Con- 
federate army, and up to the time of his death was editor of the 
Augusta Chronicle; and the older daughter married Col. E. W. 
Cole of Nashville, Tennessee, one of the leading railroad mag- 
nates of his day who was withal a capitalist who engaged in 
the largest ventures; possessed of a fine executive ability and 
of a large fortune, he was a recognized leader in financial af- 
fairs. Some of the most important railroad schemes were worked 
out as a result of his rare abilities. The Nashville, Chattanooga 
and St. Louis system as also the East Tennessee, Virginia and 
Georgia, it may be said, were his handiwork. He was president 
of both of those companies. 

Col. Cole was twice married. By the first marriage he left 
descendants and by the second marriage with Miss Russell he 
had two children, a son and a daughter. The son, Mr. White- 
ford Russell Cole, is a young business man of Nashville, he has 
recently married and has bright prospects before him ; and a 
daughter, Miss Anna Cole, who is just blooming into woman- 



It is proper that I should briefly note at this point a sketch 
of the Russell family. I do this for several reasons. First, it is 
a family that has made its mark and left its impress upon the 
times covering the period of its history; second, its individual 
members have led lives and played a part wliich entitle them to 
special notice; and, third, it is a family to which Mr. Dibrell 
was specially endeared, and which entertained for him the high- 
est appreciation. 

The Hon. Henry Russell, as has been before stated, was a 
landmark in the history of Augusta. He was not a politician by 
profession or even by preference, but drawn into the maelstrom 
by the force of circumstances and what was believed to be the 
best interest of the city, he accepted the situation, and without 
being sullied in the dirty stream, he did much to rectify and 
overcome the practices which render politics odious. 

Mr. Russell very early in life married Martha Danforth, 
and commenced business in Augusta, Georgia, as cotton factor. 
They had but two sons^ William and James. William married 
Miss FuUen of Lagrange, he fell into bad health early in life 
and was compelled to retire from business. James for a long 
time associated with his father in the cotton business, subse- 
quently removed to Atlanta where he has been engaged as com- 
mission merchant for ten or twelve years. He resides with his 
family on West North avenue in Atlanta. One son, and a beau- 
tiful and accomplished daughter, contribute to the happiness of 
the household. 

I omitted to mention the name of their oldest son, who had 
been so long dead that he had passed for the time out of my 

Maj. Whiteford Russell, oldest son of Hon. Henry Russell 
and Martha Danforth, married in early life, and when the war 
between the States broke out, leaving a young wife and two 



small girl children, he inarched to the front and into the thick- 
est of the fight. He was killed in one of the early engagements 
leaving a widow and two little children. 

Mr. Henry Russell left seven daughters, all of whom were 
estimable and accomplished. They were social leaders in Au- 
gusta society, and their father's house might be said to have 
been headquarters for social gatherings. Their oldest daughter 
married Col. Cole of Nashville, another married Mr. Gregg 
Wright of the Augusta Chronicle. The third daughter Ella 
Russell, was perhaps the best married young lady of her age 
and generation, having been wooed and won by a young Hebrew 
banker, prominent in social and financial circles by the name of 
Cohen. The parents of both parties opposed the union, hence 
they took matters into their own hands, and crossed the river into 
South Carolina where they were married by a justice of the 
j>eace, and when they had returned to the home of the bride- 
groom's father, it was ascertained that the proceeding did not 
meet the approval of the old Hebrew, hence they were conducted 
down to the Synagogue where the marriage ceremony was per- 
formed b}^ the Rabbi; then returning to the home of the bride's 
father it was found that neither of preceding marriages met his 
approval, and in true Methodist style they were accompanied 
by their friends to St. John's Church where they were married 
by a Methodist preacher in accordance with the regulations of 
the church. By this time the young people had gotten some- 
what used to getting married, and doubtless settled down to the 
belief that they were well married. They have spent their mar- 
ried life in Augusta, Georgia, where they have reared a large 
and interesting family. 

The marriage of Miss Sallie Lou Russell to Charles Lee 
Dibrell, Jr., has already been noted. 

Another daughter, Miss Nodie Russell, married, first, a 
Mr. Davies, and, second, a Mr. Hammond; they reside in Au- 

The 3'"oungest daughter. Miss Irene Russell, while traveling 
in Europe met among the Alps an adventurous young man of 



wealth and position by the name of Washburn, from Chicago. It 
is not known whether this was a case of love at first sight, but be 
this as it may^ their acquaintance and friendship at least ripened 
into love, and upon the return home to America, they were mar- 
ried. One little boy has blessed their union, and it does by no 
means overdraw the subject to say that they give every evidence 
of a happy life. 



Frances Ann, the third and youngest daughter of Charles 
Lee and Mary Lambeth Dibrell, was born May 2, 1837, at Dib- 
rell's Springs, Botetourt county, Virginia. Her early life was 
spent in Richmond and Lynchburg at which places her father 
was engaged in business at different times. She lost her mother 
at a very tender age, and spent her early womanhood with her 
relatives. On the 18th of August, 1857, she was married to J. 
M. McAllister of Campbell county, Virginia, and it is not over- 
stepping the proprieties of a volume devoted to genealogy, to say 
that they have spent 44 years of a happy married life, a length 
of time rarely allotted to any couple, of a continued married 

Under the head of the McAllister family a more extended 
account will be given of her and her descendants. ■ 

[Since the above was written, Mrs. Frances Ann McAllister 
has passed inta the "Great Beyond." No language can do justice 
to her memory. Her life and character are written upon the 
hearts of those who knew and loved her in life, and can only 
be revealed, as the "Ages of Eternity Roll." A loved and loving 
wife, and devoted mother, a sincere and disinterested friend, a 
devout, pure-minded, blood-washed and life-long Christian, she 
has gone to her God. — Author.] 


James Watson Dibrell, Jr. ("Wattie Dibrell"), the third 
son of Charles Lee Dibrell, and Mary Jane Lambeth, was born 
December 25, 1842, at Dibrell's Springs, Botetourt county, 
Virginia. His early life was spent in Lynchburg, where he 
was for the most part educated. "Wattie Dibrell" was a won- 
derfully bright youth and attracted all with whom he came in 



contact. In 1856 a gentleman by the name of Church formed 
a very warm attachment for him and insisted that his father 
allow him to send him to his old home^ Munson, Massachusetts, 
to be educated, but he fell a victim to a severe attack of typhoid 
fever which left the effects of its ravages upon him to such an 
extent that he was compelled to return home. The result of this 
spell was such that curvature of the spine followed which gave 
rise to a serious deformity from which he never recovered. In 
I860 he went to Texas with a view to growing up with the 
country, but before he had time to settle squarely down to bus- 
iness, the war clouds burst forth with all their fury, and with 
all true Southerners he took the field, and though extremely 
delicate, being scarcely more than an invalid, he was in the 
saddle during the entire war. 

When the war was over, having gone into the service with 
what was already believed to be a shattered constitution, having 
been the vicitm of a very severe affliction when a boy, he came 
out of the army, penniless, homeless, and as far as human sight 
could go, friendless ; for whatever friends he had were either 
too far away to render him any assistance, or in the same sad 
plight as himself. And thus it was, with four of the best years 
of his early manhood spent in the service of the Lost Cause, 
and consequently lost, he began life in 1865 at the age of 
twenty-three; and as the sequel has shown, battled against 
adverse fate and proved himself a genuine hero. His success 
was not what the world would call brilliant, but it was truly 
wonderful, because it was in the face of apparently insur- 
mountable difficulties, which were overcome by the most per- 
sistent energy of life and tenacity of purpose. He was in the 
United States Mail service from 1878 until his death, February, 
1896, and during that time performed the duties of his position 
under physical difficulties which none but a hero in the fullest 
sense of the term would dare to undertake. 

In 1871 James W. Dibrell was married to Miss Marza 
Dalton, a daughter of a truly historic Texas family, and resided 
in Galveston, Texas, up to the time of his death. 



James W. Dibrell and Marza Dalton had six children, two 
sons and four daughters: Mary Lee, James Watson, Geneva, 
Marsaline, Charles Granger, and Frances Zelma. 

Mary Lee and Marsaline both married but died without 
issue. Geneva married Robert Sholes and resides at a rail- 
road station between Houston and Galveston at which he is 
depot agent; they have one child, a daughter. 


John Meredith Dibrell, the youngest of the sons of Charles 
Lee Dibrell and Mary Lambeth who survived infancy, was 
born in Richmond, Virginia, February 21, 1845. His early 
boyhood was spent in Lynchburg and vicinity. At the age of 
fourteen he went with his father to Texas, and spending a few 
years in the mercantile establishment with his relatives, Crock- 
ett and William Dibrell, the entire drift of his life was changed. 
The war between the states broke out at this time, and young 
Dibrell, like every one else of his age in whose veins coursed 
Southern blood, responded to the first buglecall. It is true that 
he was only sixteen, but nevertheless he entered the cavalry of 
Colonels Terry and Lubbock, and continued in the service until 
the close of the war. 

When the war had ended, John M. Dibrell commenced busi- 
ness at Calvert, Texas, where he became established and made 
many friends. In 1874 he married Leila Preston, of Calvert, 
a descendant of the celebrated Virginia family of that name. 
He was very prominent and popular in his county, and as a con- 
sequence was entrusted with positions of honor and trust. At 
the time of his death he was sheriff of his county. In July, 
1877, John M. Dibrell died suddenly at his home in Calvert, in 
the thirty-third year of his life. He left only one child, a 
daughter named Minnie Lee. His widow married a second time 
an excellent gentleman by the name of Bingham, by which 
marriage she has several children. They reside in Beaumont, 
Texas, about one hundred miles east of Houston. 



6 Minnie Lee Dibrell has developed into a beautiful 
woman, attractive and very popular. She married William 
Dixon, a resident of South Carolina, afterwards of Atlanta, 
Georgia, and more recently of Beaumont, Texas. 


4 Edwin Dibrell, third son of Anthony Dibrell and Wil- 
muth Watson, was born September 19, 1794, in Buckingham 
county, Virginia. He married in Nashville, Tennessee, his 
cousin, Martha Shrewsbury, daughter of Drewry Shrewsbury 
and Elizabeth Dibrell. They had nine children: James An- 
thony, born August 15, 1817; Elizabeth Watson, born October 
8, 1819; Richard Henry Lee, born April 30, 1820; Letitia 
Perkins, born December 20, 1824; Mary Jane, born June 6, 
1828; Martha Sophronia, born May 7, 1831; Charles Drewry 
Shrewsbury, born September 30, 1834; Edwin, date of birth not 
obtained; and Virginia, born October 1, 1840. 

Edwin Dibrell settled in Nashville, Tennessee, early in 
life, and during his residence there married, and it was there 
that all of his children were born. While he was not in politics, 
he was nevertheless an intimate friend of James K. Polk, and 
when Mr. Polk was advanced to the Presidency in 1844, and 
inaugurated March 4, 1845, he gave Mr. Dibrell an important 
appointment in Washington. This was something of a turning 
point in Mr. Dibrell's history. He never returned to Nashville. 

When Mr. Polk's term of office had expired and he was 
succeeded by General Taylor, who was elected by the Wliig 
party, Mr. Dibrell was superseded by one of Taylor's choice, 
after which time he made his home in Richmond, Virginia. 


Oldest son of Edwin Dibrell and Martha Shrewsbury, was 
born at Nashville, Tennessee, August 15, 1817, and died at 
Van Buren, Arkansas, July 23, 1897, aged nearly 80 years. 



He married Anne Elizabeth Pryor, daughter of Nicholas B, and 
Sallie M. Pryor, of Van Buren, Arkansas, and had the following 
children: Angela Medora, born December 9, 1841; James 
Anthony, born August 7, 1844, who died July 9, 1845; James 
Anthony, born August 20, 1846; Thomas Henry, born Septem- 
ber 19, 1849, died July 19, 1853; Anne Eliza ("Missie"), born 
January 1, 1852; Sarah Susan, born November 10, 1856; Edwin 
Richard, born October 21, 1858; Richard Griffith, born July 
24, I860; Mattie or Mathew Shrewsbury, born December 3, 

Dr. James A. Dibrell, after graduating in medicine, settled 
in Van Buren, Arkansas, early in life, married and raised his 
family there. 

Following will be found some of the notices of Dr. Di- 
brell's death, from the Van Buren Daily Venture and the Times- 
Democrat, of Fort Smith: 

From the Van Buren Daily Venture: " 'Earth to earth and 
dust to dust' has been said over the remains of Dr. James A. 
Dibrell, and his body has been consigned to its last resting- 
place in the city of the dead. Many were the tears that fell 
in grief at the loss of this venerable man. 

"The funeral sermon was preached at the Presbyterian 
church by the Reverend Tucker, in which he spoke feelingly of 
the saintly life of the deceased. The sermon finished, 
the beautiful burial service of the Masons was read, and all that 
was mortal of Dr. James A. Dibrell passed from sight to be 
seen no more on earth." 

Then follows a memorial of his Masonic lodge, delivered 
by the Worshipful Master, H. C. Johnson: 

"My Brethren: I have called you to assemble in the char- 
acter of Masons, to pay the last tribute of our esteem to an 
honored citizen, a devoted Mason, a devout Christian. And 
when we say that he shone with a lustre that marked his con- 
sequence among men, that as a citizen he was widely and well 
known; that he proudly unfurled the Christian banner in early 
life, and that he wore the badge of a Mason with credit to him- 



self and 'honor to the institution,' there is little more to be said. 

"What a glorious record to be inscribed to his memory ! An 
honored and beloved citizen; a faithful and devoted Mason; a 
sturdy and devout Christian. 

"And now, with sorrowing hearts, my brethren, let us lay 
to rest all that is mortal of our deceased brother, Dr. James A. 
Dibrell, and may we emulate his many virtues !" 

From the Fort Smith News-Record: "Dr. James A. Di- 
brell died at his home in Van Buren this morning at the ripe age 
of 79. 

"Dr. Dibrell was one of the most prominent citizens of this 
section of the state, and was likewise a man eminent in his pro- 
fession. He came to this part of the state nearly sixty years 
ago, and with the exception of a brief period when he was ab- 
sent in the army, has resided at his present home in Van Buren 
during the entire time. 

"He at once took the foremost place in the medical frater- 
nity, and held it without intermission. He was zealous in the 
performance of his professional duties, and was ever ready to 
respond to the call of those who needed his services. 

"He practically died in harness, and died a martyr to the 
profession to which he devoted three-score years of his long, 
honorable and useful career. 

"Dr. Dibrell leaves three sons and four daughters to mourn 
his death. His sons are Dr. James Dibrell, of Little Rock, and 
Drs. Edward and Matthew Dibrell, one of whom was associated 
with him in later years. His son, Dr. James Dibrell, of Little 
Rock, is a distinguished member of the medical fraternity, with 
a professional reputation nearly as widespread as that of his 
deceased father. His other two sons are likewise highly re- 
spected socially and professionally, and have inherited much of 
their father's zeal, and have made enviable reputations in the 
practice of their profession. In short, the dead physician's 
sons will do much toward keeping alive the memory of their de- 
ceased and worthy father. 

"Three of Dr. Dibrell's daughters reside in this city. They 



are Mrs. Dr. Duval, Mrs. George T. Sparks, and Mrs. Dr. 
Hines. The fourth daughter, Mrs. Irene Shipley, lives in Van 

"Dr. Dibrell's death removes from the medical fraternity 
of this state one of its oldest and most distinguished members, 
and one whose loss will be lamented by thousands who knew the 
aged physician during the years of his long residence in Van 
Buren and the country tributary." 

6 ^Angela Medora Dibrell, oldest daughter of Dr. James A. 
Dibrell and Eliza Pryor, born December 9, 1841; married 
Dr. Elias Rector Duval of Forth Smith, May 8, I860, and 
had the following children: Annie Medora, bom February 
20, 1861; Eliza Rector, born August 8, 1863; Benjamin 
Taylor, born February 7, 1872; Dibrell Legrand, born 
October 10, 1874; Angela Medora, born August 29, 1880. 

6 ^Dr. James Anthony Dibrell, son of Dr. James A. Dibrell, 
of Van Buren, Arkansas, grandson of Edwin Dibrell and 
Martha Shrewsbury, and great-grandson of Anthony Di- 
brell and Wilmuth Watson, was born August 20, 1846. He 
has been for a number of years, and is now, president of 
the medical department of the University of Arkansas, 
located at Little Rock. He married Miss Riordan, of Little 
Rock, the marriage having taken place in Philadelphia 
October 3, 1876. Miss Riordan was a daughter of Lam- 
bert J. and Priscilla A. Riordan, of Little Rock, Arkansas. 
Mrs. Dibrell died March 4, 1899- Issue: John Raleigli 
Dibrell, born September 24, 1877, and christened by Rev. 
Thomas B. Welch, of the Presbyterian church. He is now 
a physician at Little Rock, Arkansas. 

6 "'^Anne Eliza Dibrell, daughter of Dr. James A. Dibrell, born 
January 1, 1852, married George Thomas Sparks, a banker 
of Fort Smith, Arkansas, March 11, 1879- Issue: Mitch- 
ell Bennett Sparks, born Fort Smith, Arkansas, February 
16, 1881; James Dibrell Sparks, born Fort Smith, June 
1, 1883; George Thomas Sparks, born Fort Smith, Decem- 



ber 27, 1886; Medora Duval Sparks, born Fort Smith, 
September 20, 1889. 

6 ^ Sarah Susan Dibrell, daughter of Dr. James A. Dibrell, 
was born November 10, 1856. Married George Franklin 
Hines, a physician of Fort Smith, Arkansas, October 4, 
1883. Issue: Dibrell Pryor Hines, born Fort Smith, No- 
vember 17, 1884; Mary Russell Hines, born Fort Smith, 
November 4, 1886; Irene Gregory Hines, born Fort Smith, 
September 26, 1890. 

6 ^Edwin Richard Dibrell, son of Dr. James A. Dibrell, was 
born at Van Buren, Arkansas, October 21, 1858. Married 
Estelle Tucker, daughter of Sterling H. Tucker, of Chi- 
cago, Illinois. No issue. He is a physician at Little Rock, 

6 ^ Irene Griffith Dibrell, youngest daughter of Dr. James A. 
Dibrell, born July 4, I860. Married Albert B. Shibley, 
son of Henry Shibley, and resides at Van Buren, Arkan- 
sas. Issue: James Albert Shibley, born Van Buren, Ar- 
kansas, July 24, 1882; Emily Pryor Shibley, born March 
5, 1885; Sue Edna Shibley, born November 16, 1887; Mi- 
nerva Boyd Shibley, born June 26, 1890; "Missie" Sparks 
Shibley, born February 17, 1893. 

6 '^Matthew Shrewsbury Dibrell, youngest son of Dr. James A. 
Dibrell, born December 3, 1862. Married Eula Jane Pierce. 
Issue: Attilla Pryor Dibrell, born Van Buren, January 
5, 1898. Matthew Shrewsbury Dibrell is a physician at 
Van Buren, Arkansas. 


Second son of Edwin and Martha Shrewsbury Dibrell. born 
April 30, 1820, married his cousin, Mary Jane Jones, daughter 
of William D. Jones, a merchant of "New Store," Buckingham 
county, Virginia. 

Mr. Dibrell went into business in Richmond, Virginia, early 
in life, and imder the firm name of Dibrell & Jones, they were 



extensive and successful commission merchants for a number 
of years. They made tobacco a sjDCcialty, and commanded the 
trade of all lower Virginia. Mr. Richard Dibrell had four 
sons and three daughters. A son and daughter, James and 
Mary Lee, met death in a tragic manner. James, when a boy 
of about fifteen, was drowned while bathing in the Falls of 
James River, and Mary Lee, who had but recently married a 
gentleman by the name of Apperson, came to her death from 
burning, her clothing having caught fire from an open grate. 
His oldest son, William, was educated in Germany, and after- 
wards settled down in Richmond in the tobacco business with 
his father. 

6 Alphonso Dibrell, second son of Richard Henry Lee 
Dibrell, and Richard Lewis Dibrell, a younger brother, engaged 
in the tobacco business in Danville, Virginia, under the firm 
name of Dibrell Brothers. Alphonso died unmarried, but the 
business was continued by Lewis Dibrell under the same firm 

6 Lewis Dibrell is still in the tobacco business in Danville 
and has been successful in business, he married and has an in- 
teresting family. 

Having met Mr. Dibrell, and having corresponded with 
him from time to time for several years, and having known his 
father and mother, brothers and sisters, for a number of years 
I have felt a peculiar interest in all of them, and take great 
pleasure in making this brief reference to Richard Lewis Di- 
brell, and only regret that I have not sufficient data to give the 
lineage of his wife and to refer intelligently to his children. 
This reference to them, however, will suffice to direct the atten- 
tion of the searcher after genealogical history and enable them 
the better to reach a more extended data. 

Mr. Dibrell had three daughters, the older Mary Lee, hav- 
ing come to a tragic end — having been burned to death. The 
other two daughters, Bettie Von Gronin and Kate Mieure, were 
bright and beautiful girls, and attractive and accomplished 
yoimg ladies. The names that I have mentioned in regard to 



those young ladies, however, are names that are attached to them 
as children, and I do not know that they retained them after 
they were grown up. I think it doubtful that Bettie retained 
the name of Von Gronin, or that Kate retained the name of 
Mieure, as when I saw them later in life they seemed to have 
no recollection of either. They both made advantageous mar- 
riages, and one of them resides in Henderson, North Carolina, 
and the other, near Burkville, Virginia. 


4 Elizabeth Dibrell was the oldest daughter of Anthony 
Dibrell and Wilmuth Watson. She was born in Buckingham 
county, Virginia, March l6, 1798, and died at New Madrid, 
Missouri, October 16, 1861. She married Archibald Hatcher in 
May, 1818, in Buckingham county, Virginia. Archibald 
Hatcher was born in Bedford county, Virginia, March 15, 1789, 
and died in Lafayette, Indiana, March 1, 1845. He removed 
from Lynchburg, Virginia, to Lafayette, Indiana, in 1837, and 
became the first mayor of the city of Lafayette in 1838. Archi- 
bald Hatcher and Elizabeth Dibrell had nine children: 

5 ^Robert A. Hatcher the eldest, born in Lynchburg. 

5 ^James Watson Dibrell Hatcher, born in Lynchburg, July 25, 
1820, and died in Lafayette, Indiana, August 28, 1839- 

5 ^Charles E. Hatcher born in Lynchburg, August 6, 1823, died 
in Lafayette, Indiana, September 7, 1839. 

5 * William Henry Hatcher born in Lynchburg, December 28, 
1829, died in Lafayette, Indiana, February 25, 1869. 

5 ^Richard Hatcher born in Lynchburg, died in Missouri. 

5 ^Tanny Hatcher married Alphonse Laforge, and was living at 
last accounts at New Madrid, Missouri. 

5 'Maria Hatcher married Edward BarroU, married a second 
time a Mr. Adams, and died in Missouri, 1869. 

5 ^Elizabeth Hatcher married Morris Simons, and at last ac- 
counts they were living in Goliad, Texas. 



5 ''Mary Hatcher never married, and at last accounts was living 

in New Madrid, Missouri. 
5 ^'* William Henry Hatcher was married to Sarah Eliazbeth 
Early, born at Terre Haute, Indiana, September 18, 1837, 
the marriage having taken place at St. Louis, Missouri, in 
St. Paul's church, by the Rt. Rev. Cicero Stevens Hawks, 
Bishop of Missouri, February 16, I860. She died at Paris, 
France, February 3, 1883, leaving issue: 

6 ^Louisa Hatcher, born in Lafayette, Indiana, February 
26, 1861, married December 27, 1884, at Lafayette, In- 
diana, Senho Jose Coelho Gomes, secretary of the im- 
perial Brazillian legation to the United States (who 
died in Rome, Italy while secretarj'^ of the Brazillian 
legation to the Vatican, in 1893). 
6 2 Robert Stockwell Hatcher, born in Lafayette, Indiana, 
February 15, 1865; married in Lafayette, Indiana, 
April 22, 1889 (by the Rt. Rev. David Buel Knicker- 
bocker, P. E. Bishop of Indiana), Georgia Hatcher 

Robert Stockwell Hatcher is a son of William H. Hatcher, 
of Lafayette, Indiana, hence a grandson of Archibald and Eliz- 
abeth Dibrell Hatcher, and a nephew of Robt. A. Hatcher, above 
referred to. He was born February 15, 1865, at Lafayette, Tip- 
pecanoe county, Indiana; attended public school at LaFayette, 
Philadelphia and Boston; accompanied his family to Europe in 
1877; remained five years and a half pursuing his studies in 
France, Italy and Germany, and acquiring the languages of those 
countries; student in 1878 at the Parisian Lycee de I'Ecluse; 
studied and traveled in Italy during 1879 and 1880; inlater years 
lived in Munich, and was in 1881 pupil at private school for 
boys in Dresden, Germany. In 1882 received instruction from 
private tutors in Berlin ; traveled in Germany, Austria and Switz- 
erland, and returned to Paris, remaining there until February, 
1883, when, owing to the sudden death of his mother in that city, 
he sailed for America. At Washington, District of Columbia, 



studied law in the office of Hon. Rudolph Claughten, and took 
a course in law at Columbian University. Admitted to the bar 
in Indiana in 1895. Married April 22, 1889, at LaFayette, Indi- 
ana, to Miss Georgia Hatcher Stockton, and in the same year re- 
visited Paris, accompanied by his wife. After further travels in 
France, Belgium, Germany, Holland, England, Ireland, Scot- 
land and Wales, returned to the United States in September, 
1890. In the following year was a member of the staff of the 
Chicago Tribune. In 1892, visited California. In 1893 was elect- 
ed president of the Tippecanoe Republican Club, of LaFayette, 
Ind. Appointed in 1895 by the Secretary of State of Indiana as 
a member of the State Commission to confer with the naval au- 
thorities concerning the heraldic furnishing and decorating of 
the then newly commissioned United States battleship "Indiana." 
Elected in the same year reading clerk of the Indiana State sen- 
ate, serving throughout the fifty-ninth General Assembly. By 
senate concurrent resolution number twenty, was appointed to in- 
vestigate the origin and history of the seal of the State of Indi- 
ana, and directed to report to the Legislature as to the advisa- 
bility of altering the same. (See Report of R. S. Hatcher, 
Com'r, spread of record in senate and ordered printed March 18, 
1895). As special correspondent of the Indianapolis News in 
Central America, toured with his wife through British Honduras, 
Spanish Honduras and Guatemala. In December, 1895, was re- 
commended by the entire Indiana Republican delegation of the 
United States House of Representatives, for reading clerk of the 
House; received the appointment, serving throughout the 54th 
Congress. (See Cong. Diet. 1897.) Upon the temporary or- 
ganization of the Republican National Presidential Convention 
held in St. Louis in 1896, was recommended by the Republican 
National Committee for temporary reading clerk, and approved 
by the latter. Was imanimously elected permanent reading clerk 
of that body upon the permanent organization of the convention. 
(See official proceedings of the 11th Republican Convention, St. 
Louis, 1896.) Commissioned by Postmaster-General James A. 
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Gary, May 1, 1897, secretary of the United States delegation to 
the Fifth Universal Postal Congress held in Washington, Dis- 
trict of Columbia, in the summer of 1897, and at the opening 
session was, upon motion of M. Edouard Hohn, director-general 
of the International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union of 
Berne, Switzerland, unanimously chosen secretary of the entire 
Congress, the proceedings of which were conducted exclusively 
in French. Was officially thanked on the closing day for his 
efficient services, and presented by the Dean of the Congress, on 
behalf of the international delegates present, with a beautiful 
silver platter as a token of esteem. Was created by the Presi- 
dent of Venezuela, November 30, 1897, in recognition of services 
rendered to the Venezuelan delegates to the Postal Congress, 
Knight Commander of the Order of Bolivar, the Liberator, and 
decorated with the cross and placque of that order. Appointed 
by the Postmaster-General and the Director of the Mint jointly 
to design the medal in silver presented by the United States 
government to the members of the Universal Postal Congress, 
and at the request of the Treasury Department personally su- 
pervised its preparation, in conjunction with Chief Designer and 
Engraver Charles E. Barber, of the Philadelphia mint. Is a stu- 
dent of heraldry, numismatics and genealogy. Compiled the his- 
tory of the family of Early in America. His investigations con- 
cerning the seals or coats of arms of the American States re- 
sulted in the United States government re-engraving the coats of 
arms upon the notes issued by national banks located in fourteen 
different states^ Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Iowa, 
Maryland, North Carolina, New York, Ohio, Utah, Vermont, 
Wisconsin, Wyoming and the District of Columbia, which bank 
notes had borne for more than thirty years obsolete or inaccurate 
devices. (See correspondence of the Comptroller of the Cur- 
rency and the Chief of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, 
Washington, District of Columbia, 1892-1896.) Organized the 
Tippecanoe Historical Society, of LaFayette. Formed the valu- 
able archaeological exhibit known as the "Hatcher Collection," 
in Purdue University, LaFayette, Indiana, unearthed in the vi- 



cinity of the Wabash river, upon the former site of Fort Ouia- 
tenon, of the period of the French occupation. Assisted Hon. 
Wm. H. English, democratic candidate for the vice-presidency 
of the United States in 1881, in preparing his history of the 
Northwest Territory. Was several times elected honorary vice- 
president for Indiana of the general society of the Sons of the 
American Revolution. Was elected delegate from Indiana to the 
Seventh Continental Congress of this society, held in Richmond, 
Virginia, in 1896. Was appointed by the same society held in 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in IQOl, a member of the National 
Press Committee. In 1899 made a trip with his wife to Porto 
Rico and Venzuela, visiting Caracas on a mission for the Unit- 
ed States Superintendent of Foreign Mails and in the interest of 
a firm of New York publishers. In same year was appointed by 
the Secretary of the Interior at the request of Hon. Binger Her- 
mann, commissioner of the general land office, an assistant chief 
of division in the general land office in Washington. In 1900 was 
appointed by the acting Secretary of War, Hon. George P. Mei- 
klejohn, translator of languages for the War Department, at 
first in the Bureau of Insular Affairs, and later in the office of the 
chief signal officer of the army. Was appointed, through the 
United States commission, to the Paris Exposition of 1900, one 
of the eight delegates to represent the government of the United 
States at the International Congress for the amelioration of the 
condition of the blind, held in Paris in 1900. Was the first sec- 
retary for Indiana appointed by the Society of Colonial Wars. 
Was a member of the society of the War of 1812 and of the Hu- 
guenot Society of America. Was elected a member of the New 
York Genealogical and Biographical Society, and honorary vice- 
president of the Historical Society of Alabama. In 1893 was 
made a thirty second degree Mason (Indiana Consistory Scot- 
tish Rite). In 1890 was a made Knight Templar in Coeur de 
Leon Commandery, New York City. In 1902 engaged in jour- 
nalism. Mr. Hatcher now resides in Washington, District of 
Columbia, 1119 K Street. 




5 Maria Hatcher Barroll, daughter of Archibald and Eliz- 
abeth Dibrell Hatcher is thus sketched by United States Senator 
David Turpie, of Indiana, in a letter to IMr. Stockwell Hatcher, 
under date of September 29, 1902: 

"Dear Sir: I enclose a slight sketch of recollection of your 
aunt, Mrs. Barroll. She was one of the finest characters I ever 
knew. Miss Maria Hatcher was a young lady of handsome ap- 
pearance, of elegant manners, and of many graceful and useful 
accomplishments. She was a good musician, sang and played 
with much taste and feeling. Her voice was a contralto of singu- 
lar sweetness and purity and of considerable strength and vol- 
ume. In fair weather a great deal of her time was devoted to the 
garden and to the care and culture of plants and flowers. She 
was very fond of the rose — and, what was regarded as a little 
curious she gloried in having the largest sunflower and the most 
gaily tinted hollyhocks in the neighborhood. Her conversational 
powers were of the first order, very swift and brilliant in repar- 
tee, as a raconteur, quite remarkable. She was a constant reader, 
and that of books of the gravest characters — history, theology, 
mental and moral philosophy — ^though she also kept pace with 
the lighter literature of that time and was familiar with the con- 
tents of 'The Lady's Companion,' and what she called the 'cook- 
ery bookery.' Her gifts of wit, humor and fanciful invention were 
often used in the way of pasttime and amusement. Walter Scott's 
novels were then in the full flush of fashion and favor. She used 
to playfully select from their pages sobriquets, which she applied 
to the young gentlemen of her acquaintance. One was Captain 
Waverly, another was Prince Charles, a third was Dominie 
Sampson, and yet another was County Guy. 

"Once at an evening party she was requested to sing. She 
responded with the well known and then popular ballad in which 
the following words occur: 

"The village maid steals through the shade 
To greet her lover nigh, 


The lark his lay, who trilled all day, 

Sits hushed, his partner nigh 
Bee, bird and bower confess the hour 

But where is County Guy?" 

"The young gentleman just named and known in her circle 
was present, and a listener. He was not an adept in literature, 
but was a man of easy fortune who lived in the county not far 
from town, much given to bee culture, and skilled in ornithology. 
When he heard, therefore, in thrilling musical tones, the mention 
of the bee and the bird, he somehow conceived the idea that Miss 
Hatcher had improvised these lines, by way of chafing him upon 
the subject of his favorite pursuits. He was somewhat offended 
until one of her friends led him up to the piano, and showed him 
in Scott's ballad the printed lines just as they were sung. 

"Miss Hatcher was a general social favorite, frequently 
toasted as the belle of Lafayette. Yet with all her gaiety and 
cheerfulness she was a woman of deep religious feelings and con- 
victions — a regular attendant upon the services of St. John's 
church, and a member of the Choir as punctual in the perform- 
ance of her duties as the rector. We were glad to see her in her 
place knowing that the music under her charge could not be a 
failure. During the church festivals, Christmas and Easter, she 
was always very much in request, and she took also a large and 
generous part in work of private benevolence and charity. Of- 
ten she left her father's house, and going to some neighbor's 
dwelling of her acquaintance, she watched for many hours over a 
sick child in the cradle while its weary mother rested and slept." 


Commander Barroll of the United States Navy, whose name 
heads this paragraph, is a son of Mrs. Maria Hatcher Barroll 
and, hence, grandson of Archibald and Elizabeth Dibrell Hatch- 
er, great-grandson of Anthony Dibrell and Wilmuth Watson, and 
great-great-grandson of Anthony Dibrell and Elizabeth Lee. He 
is a graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapolis, and has done 



regular service in the United States Navy having been promoted 
from time to time until he was retired as commander. 

I regret that I have not been able to learn more of the life 
and services of Commander BarroU. As before stated I am in- 
formed that he had been retired for several years. I am not in- 
formed however, as to the grounds upon which his retirement was 
based. It is hardly possible that he was retired on account of 
age, as a comparison of dates would not bear out that conclusion, 
and, hence, the conclusion is almost inevitable that his retirement 
resulted from meritorious services. 


Robert A. Hatcher was the oldest child of Archibald and 
Elizabeth Dibrell Hatcher, and should have been taken up in 
regular order in the list of their children. He was born in Lynch- 
burg, Virginia, and early in life removed with his parents to 
Lafayette, Indiana, and subsequently, after his father's death, 
made his home in New Madrid, Missouri, at which place he prac- 
ticed law successfully until the breaking out of the war in 1861. 

Robert A. Hatcher was distinguished for his strict integrity, 
adherence to duty, and devotion to principle. He was emphat- 
ically a gentleman of the proverbial "Old Virginia" type. He 
never swerved from the traditions of his fathers. Of the scores 
of testimonials which have come from various sources we have 
only space for the following, written by General Alexander P. 
Stewart, on whose staff he served during the war between the 
States. We select this from among other testimonials because 
of the high character of its source, and the intimacy that existed 
between General Stewart and Major Hatcher. The testimonial 
is in the form of a letter written by General Stewart to Mr. 
Robert Stockwell Hatcher, a nephew of Maj. Robert A. Hatcher: 

"Dear Sir: Yours of the second instant forwarded from 
Chattanooga, Tennessee, has been received, and it gives me pleas- 
ure to have an opportunity to bear testimony to the excellent 
qualities of your uncle Robert A. Hatcher of New Madrid, Mis- 



souri. He was a man of fine abilities and good common sense, 
faithful to every trust and duty, thoroughly reliable and of the 
highest order of honesty and integrity. He was an admirable sol- 
dier, brave as a lion, and apparently utterly devoid of fear both 
as a man and a soldier; and I may add, as a Christian he com- 
manded the highest respect and the utmost confidence of all who 
knew him. In every way you could take him he was a man of 
unexceptional character." 

The following is a notice of Major Robert A. Hatcher from 
the Congressional Directory, Forty-Third Congress, First Ses- 
sion, Washington, D. C, 1876: 

"Robert A. Hatcher of New Madrid, Missouri, was born in 
Lynchburg, Virginia, February 24, 1819; was educated at pri- 
vate schools in Lynchburg; studied law and was licensed to prac- 
tice in Kentucky; removed to New Madrid, Missouri, in 1847, 
and has there followed the practice of his profession ever since; 
was for six years circuit attorney of the Tenth judicial circuit 
of Missouri; was a member of the State Legislature in 1850- 
1851; member of the State Convention in 1862, and a member of 
the Confederate Congress in 1864-65; was elected to the Forty- 
Third Congress as a democrat receiving 13340 votes against 
4,594 cast for his opponent. And was re-elected to the Forty- 
Fourth Congress as a Democrat, receiving 19^087 votes without 

In the above notice from the Congressional Record Major 
Hatcher's Confederate service is not referred to except that he 
was elected to the Confederate Congress of 1864-65, when as a 
matter of fact, he left New Madrid in the service of the Con- 
federate government in I86I, and remained in the field until he 
was elected to Congress in 1864. Indeed he was elected to Con- 
gress from the field and by the votes of the Missouri soldiers who 
were in the field. 

It was in November 1864 that Major Hatcher stopped for 
a day's rest at my house in Virginia on his way from the army 
in Tennessee, to Richmond after he had been elected to Congress, 
only a few months previous to the collapse of the Confederacv, 



and this was the first respite that he had taken from field dut\' 
since hostilities commenced. 

Extracts from columns of newspaper published in Charles- 
ton, Missouri, contributed by J. J. Russell, law partner of Mr. 
Hatcher : 

"Robert A. Hatcher was born in Buckingham county, Vir- 
ginia, February 24, 1819. He removed to Hickman, Kentucky, 
in 1841. He was married May 11, 1842, to Miss Mary E. Marr, 
the mother of his now bereaved children. His wife died on the sec- 
ond day of July, 1872, and an the 20th of January, 1875, he was 
married to Miss Eudora Forbes, who is now a grief-stricken 
widow. Major Hatcher died at Charleston, Missouri, December, 

"Mr. Hatcher began the study of law under Judge E. I. 
Bullock in 1844, and soon afterwards entered into the active 
practice of his chosen profession. In 1848 he removed with his 
family to New Madrid, where he made his home until the year 
1876, when he removed to Charleston, Missouri, where he re- 
sided until his death. 

"During the late war Mr. Hatcher sympathized with the 
South and took up arms in the cause to which he believed duty 
called him. When once enlisted he showed the same qualities 
that have ever characterized him in private life, honesty of pur- 
pose, courage to do his duty, and fidelity to every trust. He was, 
during the greater part of the war, a major under General A. P. 
Stewart, and was with him in some bitter and hardfought battles. 
General Stewart, in his official report of the battle of Chicka- 
mauga, now published in book form, wrote in high praise of 
Major Hatcher as a good and valiant soldier, and for the valued 
assistance rendered him in that battle. 

"Major Hatcher has also held many high offices of honor 
and trust in private life, and in no case has he ever violated any 
of them but has honestly, earnestly and faithfully done his whole 

"He was at one time a member of the State Legislature from 
New Madrid county. He was for several years circuit attorney 



of the Tenth judicial circuit, was a member of the Confederate 
Congress and for six years representative in the United States 
Congress from this district. He was for several years one of 
the curators of the State University. 

"Major Hatcher may properly be counted among the pio- 
neers at the bar in Southeast Missouri. He practiced in this cir- 
cuit when it was more than 100 miles to travel to some of the 
courts, and on horseback the best means afforded for traveling. 
It was in the days of Judge Hough and when such men as Gen- 
eral Watkins, General English and Greer Davis were his asso- 
ciates at the bar. He was then considered the peer of the best, 
and has ever since held a high place in his profession." 

Major Robert A. Hatcher was twice married leaving issue 
only by his first wife. His first wife was a Missouri lady, and 
his second wife was of Glens falls, New York. By the first mar- 
riage there were several children, among whom was Mr. James 
Hatcher, who followed his father during the stirring scenes of 
the Civil war, was with him in camp and on the march, and when 
Major Hatcher was elected to Congress his son James still fol- 
lowed the fortunes of the army, following Hood in his ill-fated 
attempt to cut off the supplies of the Federal army then enroute 
to Savannah, he was with Hood at Franklin, Tennessee, where 
the Confederate army was severely repulsed, and afterwards at 
Nashville, where the defeat was so decisive that General Hood 
Avas compelled to retrace his steps, as best he could into Dixie 

A daughter, Miss "Florrie" Hatcher by the first marriage 
died in Washington, District of Columbia, a few years ago. 

6 Mrs. Wilkie of Longwood, Florida, is a daughter of Mrs. 
Maria Hatcher Barroll, and hence a granddaughter of Mrs. 
Elizabeth Dibrell Hatcher. Major Hatcher died at Charleston, 
Missouri, and was buried at the home of his widow in Glen- 
falls, New York, in 1886. 




Judith Ann Dibrell, daughter of Anthony Dibrell and Wil- 
muth Watson, born June 26, 1807, married also Archibald 
Hatcher, who was a nephew of the gentleman of the same name 
that married her sister Elizabeth. They had no children. After 
the death of Mr. Hatcher she married a second time — Judge 
Simons of Texas. There were no children by this marriage. 
Morris Simons, a son of Judge Simons by a former marriage, 
married Elizabeth Hatcher, who was a niece of his stepmother 
and daughter of Archibald and Elizabeth Dibrell Hatcher. 


James W. Dibrell. son of Anthony Dibrell and Wilmuth 
Watson, born September 19, 1794, married first Lettitia Per- 
kins, second Sallie Brown. These ladies were respectively of 
Buckingham, and Amherst county, Virginia. There was no is- 
sue left by either marriage. Mr. Dibrell's first wife was a de- 
scendant of Leeanna Lee who married John Fearn, and as Mr. 
Dibrell was a descendant of her sister Elizabeth, he and his wife 
were consequently related. 

The obituary of Mrs. Lettitia Dibrell, nee Perkins, was pub- 
lished in the Virginia Press, March 1, 1822, which stated that 
she departed this life on Monday night, February 25, in the 
twenty-third year of her age. 

Mr. Dibrell married second Sallie Brown of Amherst coun- 
ty, Virginia ; a lady of highest social standing and family connec- 
tions. His second wife survived him several years, though the 
condition of her health was such that she had been an invalid for 
some time previous to his death. 


Martha Brookings Dibrell, daughter of Anthony Dibrell and 
Wilmuth Watson, born December, 1799, married Dr. Ezekiel 



Gilbert of Amherst county, Virginia, and with her husband set- 
tled near Peddlar Mills of that county where he pi'acticed medi- 
cine successfully for about thirty years. They left two sons 
and three daughters, Dr. Charles Anthony Gilbert, Benjamin 
Rush Gilbert, Anna, Mattie and Kate. 

Dr. Gilbert died comparatively young, and his son, Dr. 
Charles Anthony Gilbert succeeded him in the practice. 

5 Dr. Charles Anthony Gilbert, born about 1825, married 
Miss Bettie Templin, who was a great-niece of Anthony Wayne, 
better known as "Mad Anthony of the Revolution." It was to 
this Anthony that General Washington gave the order to "storm 
Stony Point," and when asked if he could do it, replied that he 
would "storm hell" if General Washington gave the order. 

Dr. Charles Anthony Gilbert removed to Missouri in 1870, 
where he again took up the practice of medicine with much suc- 
cess. His first wife died shortly after leaving Virginia, and he 
married the second time; the issue by the second marriage is un- 
known. By the first marriage of Dr. Gilbert with Miss Templin 
there were three sons and a daughter, Robert, Charles, William, 
and Fannie. 

6 Robert and Charles Gilbert have married and raised fam- 
ilies in Missouri. William is unmarried. He is quite a success- 
ful traveling salesman for a St. Louis drug house. He has visited 
Atlanta on business occasionally, and been a guest at my house. 
William Gilbert gives very positive evidence of being a success- 
ful business man, and withal a courteous, affable gentleman, who 
sustains well the character of the family from whom he is de 

5 Benjamin Rush Gilbert, the younger son of Dr. Ezekiel 
Gilbert, born 1833, and educated at Emory and Henry College, 
Va., was a worthy scion of the lineage to which he belonged. It 
was not the fortune of Mr. Gilbert to be financially successful. 
He was too cautious and conscientious to engage in reckless spec- 
ulation, too hospitable and generous to hoard his means, and dis- 
pensing as he did his charities with a liberal hand, there was not 
much left to make up a bank account; nevertheless, he provided 



comfortably for his family and raised his children in a way to 
command the respect of those around them. He was twice mar- 
ried, first to ]\Iiss Nannie Logwood of Bedford. There was no 
issue to this marriage; second, he married Virginia Rucker of 
Campbell county^ Virginia. By this marriage there were three 
children, two sons and a daughter; Walter Bryan, Earnest, and 
Elizabeth Dibrell. Walter married and resides in Philadelphia; 
Earnest is also married and resides in Manchester, Virginia; 
"Lizzie Dibrell" married a druggist in Lynchburg, Virginia, and 
resides in that city. The gentleman she married was named 

5 Anna Gilbert married Mr. George Phillips of Amherst 
county, Virginia. They had three daughters, one of whom died 
young, the other two at last accounts were not married. They 
were all very bright and highly educated. Kate Gilbert married 
a Mr. Bailey, and had one son, Mattie Gilbert, never married. 


Anthony Dibrell, one of the younger sons of Anthony Dib- 
rell and Wilmuth Watson, was born August IQ, 1805. He 
was married in 1832 to Miss Marietta Howlett of Chesterfield 
county, Virginia. They had nine children, six sons and three 
daughters: Edwin, born June 1833, and died 1834; Willie 
Anna, born June 1835, married to Thomas R. Moore of Peters- 
burg, Virginia, in January, 1855, died February, 1872, leaving 
no children; Marietta, born June 1837, married E. S. McArthur 
November, 1856; Thomas Mieure, born June, 1839, died 1858; 
Anthony, born March, 1842, married to Miss Chambliss in 1870, 
and died April, 1893; Watson S., born June 1844, married twice, 
first, to Miss Hoages in 1870, then to Miss Saunders both of Nor" 
folk; Edward, born 1847, married Miss Steinbach of Petersburg, 
and died March, 1877, leaving no children; Julia, born July. 
1850, died October, 1874; James Anderson, born February, 1853, 
died August, 1864. 

5 Marietta McArthur, daughter of Anthony Dibrell and 



Marietta Hewlett, resides in Leesburg, Loudon county, Virginia. 
She has five children; Estelle, born 1857, died 1861; Edwin D., 
born I860, never married; Mary E., born 1862, married Dr. A. 
Penuelin in 1887, one child, a daughter born 1890; Minnie B., 
born 1865, died in 1899; Marietta, born in 1871, died in 1875. 

4 Anthony Dibrell was graduated from the University of 
North Carolina, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 
Lynchburg, Virginia, but having embraced religion in 1828, the 
entire trend of his life was changed. He then studied for the 
ministry, and was received on trial in the Virginia conference in 
1830. For a quarter of a century he was one of the brightest 
stars in that constellation of brilliant intellects where such men 
as Bascomb, Rosser, David S. Dogget and William A. Smith held 
spellbound admiring thousands by their inapproachable reason- 
ing and eloquence. They were indeed the bright particular stars 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. 

Mr. Dibrell had the reputation of making a specialty of the 
"Thunders of Sinai," the awful consequences of a broken law 
and an offended God; but this did not result from his lack of 
appreciation of a God of love and mercy. His line of thought 
and teaching was that God's love and mercy were shared by the 
obedient children, while the disobedient were banished from his 
presence by their disobedience, and choosing to wander into a far 
country away from God, they were permitted to feed the flocks 
of strangers and to live on the husks that the swine would not 
eat, but when they came to themselves and made the resolution 
"I will arise and go to my father," the Father was always ready 
to receive them with open arms. 

The Rev. Anthony Dibrell was one of the delegates from the 
Virginia conference to the Convention of 1844 which met in 
Louisville, Kentucky. It was at this convention, which embraced 
all of the annual conferences in the Southern States, that the di- 
vision of the church was effected, and all of the Southern con- 
ferences withdrew from the Methodist Episcopal Church and 
formed themselves into a separate organization, which has been 
ever since known as the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Mr. 



Dibrell was a member of every succeeding general conference 
from that time until his death. At the general conference at 
Columbus, Georgia, 1854, he declined the nomination for bishop, 
and but for his untimely taking off, he would have doubtless been 
compelled to yield his objections and to have accepted the office. 

4 Leeanna Dibrell, born October 2, 1801, married a gentle- 
man by the name of Staples, in Amherst county, Virginia. They 
had sons and daughters, but little is kno^vn, however, of their de- 
scendants. One of their sons, George Staples, removed to Texas. 

4 Frances Watson Dibrell, born June 18, 1803, married a 
gentleman by the name of Hendrix, and removed to Alabama. 
They left a number of sons and daughters, who still reside in that 
State and have descendants. 

4 Catherine Dibrell, born July 8, 1809, married Thomas 
Mieure, of Richmond, Virginia, but left no children. 

4 Wilmuth Watson Dibrell, born May 20, 1811, married a 
gentleman by the name of Gary. They removed to Alabama, 
and subsequently to Texas. They left a number of sons and 
daughters. Their oldest son, Thomas Anthony Gary, and one of 
his brothers, were successful merchants at different places in 
Texas. He was afterwards prominent in politics as a Democrat, 
and was appointed by Mr. Cleveland during his first administra- 
tion postmaster of Galveston. He was succeeded by a Republi- 
can during Mr. Harrison's administration, and removed to Wash- 
ington, District of Columbia, where he has remained ever since. 

Mr. Gary, with his family, resided in Galveston for a num- 
ber of years, and when I visited that place in 1885, I had the 
pleasure of spending a day at his house. He has an interesting 
family, which then consisted of his wife and one daughter. A 
son, who was at the military academy at West Point, was nec- 
essarily absent. A very singular incident in connection with the 
appointment of Mr. Gary's son to the military academy is that 
it was procured through the then representative in Congress of 
the Galveston district, Tom Ochiltree, a Republican of recon- 
struction proclivities, with whom Mr. Gary had been for years 
politically antagonistic; but while the political antagonism be- 



tween the two was strong, their personal feelings were very kind- 
ly. I do not know whether young Gary graduated or not. I 
have had no information from him since that time. The daughter 
referred to, a bright and beautiful young woman, and very pro- 
ficient in music, has since made her mark in Washington society. 
In correspondence with the family it has been learned that Mr. 
Gary is permanently, and believed to be prominently, located in 
Washington, in some government connection. Through Mr. Rob- 
ert Stockwell Hatcher it is learned that he is yet in Washingtou 
and permanently located. 



This is among the older Virginia families, and also has an 
English history extending very far back. 

Walker Fearn, who was minister to Greece during Mr. 
Cleveland's first administration, writes me that he found at Ath- 
ens a marble slab with the name "William Fearn, Captain H. M. 
S. Unity, native of London, who died at Porto Leone 1687." 
Mr. Fearn adds that before leaving Athens, in 1889, he had the 
marble carefully fixed in the English church at that place. 

From the church registry of Gloucester we learn that John 
Fearn was married to Mary Lee in that county, December 31, 
1687, and that Thomas Fearn, son of John Fearn and Mary Lee, 
was baptized November, 1688. 

In 1644, John Fearn was married to Leeanna Lee in Mid- 
dlesex county, Virginia, December 31 ; and with the death of 
William Fearn in Athens in 1687, the marriage of John Fearn to 
Mary Lee in Gloucester county, Virginia, the same year the bap- 
tism of their son Thomas Fearn in 1688 and the marriage of 
John Fearn to Leeanna Lee, in Middlesex county, Virginia, De- 
cember 31, 1744, we have three generations of the Fearn family, 
covering about one hundred years. Wliile we have not the record 
proof of the direct line of descent from the first William Fearn, 
the facts go to show not only the existence, but the standing and 
importance of the Fearn name from a very early period of En- 
glish history, and prove the descent from John Fearn and Mary 
Lee through their son Thomas. 

It will be seen that John Fearn married Mary Lee, Novem- 
ber, 1687; that his son, Thomas Fearn, was baptized in 1688, 
and that John Fearn married Leeanna Lee in 1744, which show 
them conclusively to be in direct succession. So we take John 
Fearn and Mary Lee, married 1687, as the progenitors of the 
Fearn family in Virginia. 



Much has been said in regard to the descent of Leeanna 
Lee, and no little controversy has grown out of it. Dr. Edmund J. 
Lee, author of "Lee of Virginia," could not be induced to locate 
her or give to her a well-defined descent, but contents himself 
with saying that "there is a tradition in the families of Dibrell 
and Fearn that Leeanna was a daughter of Thomas and grand- 
daughter of Charles, the youngest son of Colonel Richard Lee, 
the emigrant, but unfortunately, no authentic proof of this tradi- 
tion has been discovered." He does not even recognize her as a 
member of the Lee family, but speaks of her as "an unconfirmed 
traditional sister of Elizabeth Dibrell," who is proven by the rec- 
ords to have been the daughter of Thomas Lee. He even refuses 
to admit her marriage to John Fearn, and indeed leaves her very 
existence in doubt, when as a matter of fact the records of Mid- 
dlesex county, Virginia, prove most j>ositively that she was mar- 
ried to John Fearn, December 31, 1744. The manuscript of Mr. 
Charles Lee Dibrell shows beyond a doubt that she was a sister 
of Elizabeth Dibrell, and unbroken tradition through four suc- 
cessive generations confirms the same. Dr. Lee is undoubted au- 
thority when he makes an assertion, but he has the faculty of 
leading the reader in doubt by declining to make an assertion, 
in which he certainly is overcautious, when the proofs are so well 

There is the most undoubted proof, as has been seen, that 
Leeanna Lee was a descendant of Colonel Richard Lee, the emi- 
grant, through his youngest son, Charles; that she was the sis- 
ter of Elizabeth Lee Dibrell; that she married John Fearn, of 
Middlesex county, Virginia, and was the ancestor of the Fearn 
family of America. As is shown under the head of the Dibrell 
family, and also that of Lee, by the most conclusive record 6%^- 
dence, Elizabeth Lee, who married Anthony Dibrell, was the 
daughter of Thomas Lee, and we now turn to the train of cir- 
cumstances which inseparably connect Leeanna with her and 
prove them to have been sisters. 

Mr. Charles Lee Dibrell, who was a grandson of Elizabeth 
Lee, in his manuscript, says that they came to Buckingham 

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county together ; that his grandparents were married at the house 
of Leeanna Fearn, and that they were sisters ; that this was not 
a mere tradition but a recognized fact. Mr. George R. Fearn, 
of Dallas, Texas, who is a lineal descendant of John Fearn, in 
a letter to me confirms Mr. Dibrell's statement, and Mrs. Cole, of 
Alabama, in a letter to me in 1892, states that she recollected 
distinctly that her mother always spoke of Anthony Dibrell and 
Elizabeth, his wife, as uncle and aunt. Mrs. Cole was born in 
1810, while her mother's birth was as early as 1775, and was 
hence nearly thirty years old before either Anthony Dibrell or 
Leeanna Fearn died. 

The exact date of the removal of John Fearn from Middle- 
sex to Buckingham county is not known, but it was between 1744 
and 1756, as on the first named date he was married in Middle- 
sex, and on the latter date Anthony Dibrell and Elizabeth Lee 
were married at his house in Buckingham. 

4 Thomas Fearn, oldest child of John Fearn and Leeanna 
Lee, was born October 24, 1745, and died October 4, 1805. Ac- 
cording to two of his grandchildren, Mrs. Eliza Cole, of Gunter's 
Landing, Alabama, and Mr. George Fearn, of Dallas, Texas, he 
married three times, first a daughter of Chancellor Creed Taylor 
of Virginia; second, a widow Allen, nee Miss Coleman; and 
third, Mary Burton, daughter of Dr. Robert Burton, May 5, 
1785. She was born in 1751 and died in 1845, aged 94 years. 
By the first marriage he had one daughter, who died unmarried. 
By the second marriage he had two daughters, both of whom 
married and left issue. Thomas Fearn by his third marriage had 
seven children, five sons and two daughters, as follows: John, 
Thomas, Robert, George, Richard, Leeanna Lee, and Mary. Of 
Richard, George and Mary we have partial data, which we trust 
will serve to give clews to many other members of the family, 
by means of which they will be enabled to complete their family 

From all the data that I have been able to obtain, Thomas 
Fearn was the only son of John Fearn and Leeanna Lee, whose 
descendants are known. There were four daughters, however, 



concerning whom there is very little data. From an entry among 
the papers of Mr. Charles Lee Dibrell, it appeared that John 
Fearn was married a second time to Eliza Winfree. From the 
parish register kept by William Douglas, rector of the parish 
from 1750 to 1797, this entry is found, but there is no further 
data in regard to the marriage. 

5 Richard Lee Fearn was the youngest son of Thomas 
Fearn and ]Mary Burton. From his son, Mr. Walker Fearn of New 
Orleans, we obtained much valuable information. He says: "My 
father, Dr. Richard Fearn of Alabama, was the youngest of four 
brothers, Thomas, Robert, George and Richard, and was born 
near Danville, Spottsylvania county, Virginia, in 1804. He was 
a graduate of Chapel Hill University (the University of North 
Carolina), and afterwards in medicine at Philadelphia, with tlie 
highest honors of his class. He removed to Huntsville, Alabama, 
about 1830^ and there married Mary Jane Walker, daughter of 
Hon. John William Walker, formerly of Virginia, who presided 
over the constitutional convention for the admission of Alabama 
into the Union, and was afterwards United States senator from 
that State. His sons, Pope^ Richard and Percy, were respect- 
ively Confederate States secretary of war, chief justice of the 
Supreme Court of Alabama, and members of Congress. 

"Shortly after my birth, 1832, my father. Dr. Richard Lee 
Fearn, settled in Mobile, where he died in 1868. His oldest 
brother, Thomas Fearn, of Huntsville, Alabama, was also a dis- 
tinguished physician. He died about 1864 at home. His wife 
was a Shelby of Tennessee. Dr. Thomas Fearn left a large fam- 
ily of daughters, two of whom, Mrs. Steele and Mrs. Garth, still 
live in Huntsville^ as also Berenice, who never married. Another 
daughter, Mrs. Sarah Barrett, widow of Hon. W. S. Barrett, lives 
on her plantation at Shellmound, Sunflower county, Mississippi. 
My father's older brothers, George and Robert, are also dead." 

6 Hon. Walker Fearn, from whom the foregoing quotation 
is taken, was born in Huntsville, Alabama, 1832. He married 
Miss Fannie Hewett, of Louisville, Kentucky, and wrote me in 
1892 that he had three living children, the oldest, a daughter, 



Mary, was then with him in Chicago, where he was stationed as 
director of the foreign department of the Columbian Exposition. 
His two sons, Parey and Hewett, were civil and mining engi- 
neers, and were holding good positions in Costa Rico. It is a sin- 
gular fact that among all the criticisms in regard to Mr. Feam, 
the most formidable that has ever been brought to bear was that 
his scholarship was too extensive. There can be no doubt that he 
was one of the ripest scholars and most profound lawyers of his 
age and generation, and has held many positions of honor and 
trust. During Mr. Cleveland's first administration he was Min- 
ister to Greece, from 1885 to 1889- It was while in Athens that 
Mr. Feam very strangely came across the tombstone of a hitherto 
unknown ancestor in the person of William Feam, who had been 
in command of H. M. S. Unity, and having died, was interred 
in Athens. 

6 Eliza Frances Coles of Alahnma, under date of July 28, 
1892, writes: "John Fearn and Lreanna Lee were my great- 
grandparents. Their oldest son, Thomas Fearn, was my grand- 
father. He married three times, first a daughter of Chancellor 
Creed Taylor, of Virginia; second a widow Allen, nee Miss Cole- 
man, and third, Mary Burton, daughter of Dr. Robert Burton, 
May 5, 1785. My mother, Mary Fearn, daughter of Thomas 
Fearn and Mary Burton, married Dr. James Patton, of Dan- 
ville, Virginia." Mr. Thomas Fearn Patton, of New Orleans, is 
a son of Dr. James Patton, of Danville, Virginia, and a brother 
of Mrs. Coles. A postscript to Mrs. Cole's letter, signed Pau- 
lina Fearn, speaks of Mrs. Coles as "our grandmother." The 
writer is evidently a young lady, but she does not say whose 
daughter she is, nor how she got to be Mrs. Cole's granddaughter. 
Evidently, some Fearn, "in search of ». wife," married his cousin 

5 Mr. George R. Fearn, a lawyer of Dallas, Texas, has 
given mc much general information. He was a son of Thomas 
Fearn and Mary Burton. Mr. Walker Fearn speaks of him as 
his cousin, and he is most probably the son of George Fearn, 
who died in Jackson, Mississippi. 



6 Mary Lee Patton, daughter of Dr. James Patton and 
Mary Burton Fearn, granddaughter of Thomas Fearn and Mary 
Burton, and great-granddaughter of John Fearn and Leeanna 
Lee, married George Taylor Swann, and her daughter, Mary Lee 
Swann, married William Jasper Brown at Jackson, Mississippi. 

Berenice Fearn forsvarded me several years ago from her 
father's records the following list of the children of John Fearn 
and Leeanna Lee: Thomas, born October 24, 1745; Elizabeth, 
who married William Perkins; Sallie, who married a Bates, by 
whom he had two sons and four daughters; Jane, who married 
Hansford Young; and a daughter, who married Samuel Putney. 

8 From Mr. John B. Cannon, of Franklin, Tennessee, I 
have the following: "I am the great-grandson of the late Gov- 
ernor Newton Cannon, of this State. My paternal grandmother 
was Miss Perkins, a daughter of Samuel Perkins, of this county, 
and a granddaughter of Elizabeth Lee Fearn and Col. Samuel 
Harding Perkins, and a great-granddaughter of Leeanna Lee, 
who married John Fearn." Brought down, we have Elizabeth 
Lee Fearn. daughter of John Fearn and Leeanna Lee, married 
Col. Samuel Harding Perkins. Samuel Perkins, son of Col. Sam- 
uel Harding Perkins and Elizabeth Lee Fearn, removed to Wil- 
liamson county, Tennessee, married and had issue, and a 
daughter of Samuel Perkins, of Williamson county, Tennessee, 
married a son of Governor Cannon of that State, and Mr. John 
B. Cannon, from whom this data is obtained, is a grandson of 
this couple. From this and like data furnished in these pages, 
hundreds will be enabled to complete their genealogical line, if 
they will only avail themselves of the opportunity. 

From Mr. Wm. J. Brown, of Jackson, Mississippi, the fol- 
lowing is obtained: "Mary Lee Brown, daughter of William 
Jasper Brown, Jr., and Jane Lile (Swann) Brown, granddaugh- 
ter of George Taylor Swann and Mary Lee (Patton) Swann, 
great-granddaughter of Dr. James D. Patton and Mary Burton 
Fearn, great-great-granddaughter of Thomas Fearn and Mary 
Burton, his third wife, and great-great-great-granddaughter of 
John Fearn of Buckingham coimts', Virginia, and Leeanna Lee." 



Brought down, we have Thomas Fearn, son of John Fearn and 
Leeanna Lee, born October 24, 1745, married (third wife) Mary- 
Burton, May 15, 1785; Mary Burton Fearn, daughter of Thomas 
Fearn and Mary Burton, married Dr. James D. Patton, of Dan- 
ville, Virginia; Mary Lee Patton, daughter of Dr. James D. Pat- 
ton and Mary Burton Fearn, married George Taylor Swann; 
Jane Lile Swann, daughter of George Taylor Swann, and Mary 
Lee Patton, married William Jasper Brown, Jr., of Mississippi; 
Mary Lee Brown, daughter of the last named couple. 

From the foregoing the Fearn family, so far as can be as- 
certained, may be summed up as follows: William Fearn, who 
died in Athens, Greece, 1685, probably born about 16S5; John 
Fearn, who married Mary Lee in Gloucester county, Virginia, in 
1687, born about 1665; Thomas Fearn, son of John Fearn and 
Maxy Lee, born in Gloucester county and baptized 1688, and 
John Fearn, son of Thomas Fearn and Mary Lee, who married 
Leeanna Lee in Middlesex county, Virginia, December 31, 1744. 
These four names show the successive generations of the Fearn 
family, from about 1650 until the close of the eighteenth cen- 

Newton Cannon Perkins is in the regular line of succession 
from John Fearn and Leeanna Lee, through their daughter, 
Elizabeth Lee Fearn, who married Col. Harding Perkins. He 
is a cotton factor in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born Jan- 
uary 31, 1865, and is much interested in the Fearn family. From 
him much valuable information may be obtained in regard to 
the history of the Fearns. 

7 Helen Fearn Grace, of Yazoo City, Mississippi, is also a 
descendant of this line. She married Thomas Grace, Jr., of that 
place, and had issue as follows: Walter Anderson, born June 
1, 1882; Thomas, born August 30, 1884; Mary Fearn, born July 
14, 1886; Helen Grace, born September 11, 1888; Edward Lee, 
born February 16, 1890; Bessie Fearn, born August 2, 1892, All 
of these children were living August 29^ 1902. 

It will be seen, from the numbering of the generations, as 



stated above, that I have taken John Fearn and Mary Lee, of 
Gloucester county, Virginia, married December 31, 1687, as the 
progenitors of the Fearn family of Virginia, hence John Fearn, 
who married Leeanna Lee, would be third in line of descent. 



This is one of the oldest names known to English history, 
and while they were among the earliest emigrants to America, 
xintil the last few years their early history was wholly unknown. 
Burke's Heraldry gives the name of Cobbs from Devonshire, 
Lancaster, London, and northern England. 

As early as I6l3, only six years after the settlement of 
Jamjcstown, Joseph Cobbs is registered as landing at Yorktown 
on the "Treasurer." His wife with her two children, Benjamin 
and Joseph Jr., came over in the "Bonnie Bess" in 1624. The 
arrival of Ambrose Cobbs in Virginia is not definitely known, 
but he appears on the land books in 1635. Ambrose and Joseph 
Cobbs were no doubt brothers. Joseph came over 1613, and re- 
ceived land grants in 1635 and 1637. The time when Ambrose 
arrived is also doubtful, but he received land grants in 1635, or 
about the same time that Joseph did. 

Robert Cobbs appeared in 1651, as church warden, and his 
name also appears on the records of York county in the same 
year. In 1667 Robert Cobbs appears as justice of the peace for 
York county, and in 1681 he appears as one of the county com- 
missioners. In 1682 he is high sheriff of the county. He died 
intestate in the same year, and his son Edmund administered on 
his estate. 

This Edmund Cobbs, who administered on his father's estate 
in 1682, died 1692 or 1693. He left a will, but no sons, and it 
would seem no living children. He mentions his son-in-law, Mat- 
thew Pierce, and makes bequests to him, but provides that his 
entire estate shall be divided among his three brothers, Ambrose, 
Robert and Otho. 

It is not positively known whether Robert Cobbs, the father 
of Edmund and his three brothers, who died in 1682, was the son 



of Joseph or Ambrose, but as the name Ambrose is perpetuated 
in the line, and Joseph is not, we are led to conclude, almost 
necessarily, that he was the son of Ambrose, and must so take 

Ambrose, Robert and Otho Cobbs were sons of the first Rob- 
ert Cobbs, as described in the will of their brother, Edmund, and 
we are again brought face to face with the three-brother theory, 
and left to select from these three, upon the best testimony, the 
head of the Cobbs families. 

From the foregoing we reach the following conclusions as 
inevitable results: Ambrose Cobbs, emigrant, born about 1590, 
came to Virginia about 1613. Robert Cobbs, son of Ambrose 
Cobbs, born about 1620. Robert Cobbs, son of the above Robert 
and brother of Edmund, born about I66O. 

Thomas Cobbs, John Cobbs and Robert Cobbs, who appear 
upon the records of Henrico and Goochland from 1736 to 1750, 
son of the second Robert Cobbs, were born about 1706, 1708 and 
1710, respectively, and are heads of three lines of that name 
throughout the United States. 

Goochland county was taken off from Henrico, which ac- 
counts for the three brothers appearing at different times on the 
records of the two counties, 


As this ancestor is the head of the most numerous branch 
of the name, his line will be first taken up. He appears upon 
the records of Goochland with his wife, Susanah, as early as 
1736, and at different times thereafter until 1750, after which 
he appears on the books of Goochland as John Cobbs of Albe- 
marle. 1 J J 

In 1750, John Cobbs of Goochland purchased five hundred 
acres of land of James Neville, said land being located in 
Albemarle county on the south side of Fluvanna, or James river. 

The name of John Cobbs appears upon the records of Al- 
bemarle county at different times, until 1760, after which aU 



trace of him is lost. In 1761, that portion of Albemarle lying on 
the south side of James river was cut off and the county of Buck- 
ingham formed out of it. The records of Buckingham were de- 
stroyed by fire in 1867, and, hence, all trace of John Cobbs of 
Goochland was lost. There is no doubt that his will was re- 
corded in Buckingham, but was destroyed with the other records. 
It has been by the most patient and persistent labor running 
through a number of years that these record proofs have been 
brought out and this long-neglected name unearthed, as it were, 
and rescued from oblivion. John Cobbs had three sons, Samuel, 
Edmund and John. 

The fact that Robert Cobbs, the second of the name in 
America, born 1620, was justice of the peace and high sheriff is 
proof that he was more than peer of his surroundings, as these 
positions could be held at that time by none but the best class 
of citizens. Justice of the peace in 1650 was a position equally 
as honorable and important as judge of the Supreme Coiirt at the 
present day. 

As persistent as the authors of these sketches have been in 
their search for information, it was not until within the last few 
years that they knew of the existence of any of the Cobbs name 
mentioned in the preceding line, and in reporting the lineage of 
the name to the American ancestry, he stated that Samuel Cobbs, 
his great-grandfather, was from Wales; while as a matter of 
fact, the great-grandfather of Samuel Cobbs was bom in Vir- 
ginia; but in this he was in advance of the majority of Amer- 
icans, who at that time did not know who their great-grandfa- 
thers were. As much as has been ascertained in regard to the 
Cobbs name in the last few years, a volume of unwritten history 
doubtless lies yet undeveloped, hidden away, so to speak, in the 
archives of the country, or lost in extinct church registries and 
neglected graveyards. 

Two of the oldest and most distinguished families in Vir- 
ginia, Lee and Randolph, had each a branch that was known by 
the name of Cobbs. The estates which they owned had either 
been inherited from some one of the name or the manors named 



in honor of some intermarriage, the record of which has long 
since been lost and all of the events passed out of the memory of 
all the families. 

Richard Lee came to Virginia in 1641, and Henry Randolph 
the head of that family in America, came to Virginia in 1643, 
so that it is clear that the Cobbs family had become settled in 
the colony before the Lee or the Randolph family came over. The 
Cobbs Hall Lees and the Randolphs of Cobb were as distinctive 
designations as Smith of Purton or Lewis of Warner Hall. 


Samuel Cobbs and his two brothers, Edmund and John, are 
known from the best record evidence to have been residents of 
Louisa county, Virginia. Samuel was doubtless the eldest of the 
three brothers, and as he was the immediate ancestor of one of 
the authors of these sketches, his line will be first treated of. 

Samuel Cobbs' will, written September, 1758, and probated 
November 20 of the same year, is recorded in the clerk's office 
of Ixjuisa county, Virginia. From this will we learn the follow- 
ing facts: First, his wife, Mary Cobbs, survived him; second, 
he left three children, Robert, Jane and Judith; third, that he 
had two brothers, Edmund and John; fourth, that after provid- 
ing for his wife and children, he bequeathed to his brothers 
jointly one thousand acres of land in Bedford county, Virginia; 
fifth, that from a special provision of the will disposing of such 
property as came to him from his wife, in the event of the death 
of his children without issue, the fact is established that his wife, 
was Mary Lewis, daughter of Robert Lewis, for a long time a 
citizen of Louisa county, but more recently of Belvoir, Albemarle 
ecunty. Samuel Cobbs was married about 1750, and left when 
he died as before stated, three children. His daughter Jane 
married a gentleman named Waddy. They had one child, who 
survived them both. This child has a son named Samuel, and 
was raised by his grandmother Cobbs ; but there is no trace to be 
had of him after his maturity. Judith, the younger daughter, 
never married. She died in early life. 




Robert, so far as record evidence goes, was the only son of 
Samuel Cobbs and Mary Lewis. He was positively a unique 
character, in his day and generation. Descended from a distin- 
guished line of ancestry, whose lives for centuries had been in- 
separably connected with that of their country's history, both in 
England and America, he was at the same time plain in his man- 
ners and unassuming in his bearing. The inheritor of large es- 
tates, and raised in wealth and luxury, he was among the first to 
take the field, though quite young, in defense of his country, 
and braving the hardships of war, he remained at his post until 
the close of the struggle. Calm and dignified at all times, yet 
positive in his convictions, and fearless in maintaining them, he 
steered clear of politics and never allowed himself to be drawn 
into its arena. Nevertheless, he was a positive Jeffersonian in 
political opinions. He belonged to the Church of England, as that 
expression is understood, but was emphatically a non-conformist. 
Scrupulously conscientious and always ready for every good 
word and work, he submitted to no earthly dictation and in the 
language of the immortal Crittenden, "bowed to none but God." 
As illustrative of his character, as well as what was supposed to 
be his eccentricities, an incident in his life, which was to become 
part of his history, may be mentioned. One of his most reliable 
managers, who had been in charge of his home plantation for a 
number of years, was taken sick with fever. Mr. Cobbs had been 
called away from home on business, and when he returned he 
ascertained that the doctor had given the patient up to die. He 
declared, however, that he could not give up Bosher — for that 
was his name — and hastening to the house of his faithful mana- 
ger, he called them all to prayer. This was a new departure, for 
with all of his sterling virtues, he was not in the habit of praying 
publicly, and every one was struck with astonishment. He prayed 
most fervently, assuring the divine Master that Bosher was an 
indispensable factor in the general make-up of human society; 
as husband, parent and citizen, true to every trust and faithful 



to every pledge. His death would deprive the community of one 
whose place could not be filled; and he enumerated a long list, 
calling them by name, all of whom could be spared, and none of 
them missed, and presented them in A lump, as it were, as an of- 
fering, or sacrifice, in place of Bosher. 

We have always regretted that a stenographic report could 
not have been taken of that prayer. It afforded much amusement 
to his best friends and most ardent admirers, and even to his chil- 
dren and grandchildren, who never had the slightest conception 
of its import. Nor will we say that he himself fully understood 
it; but whatever opinion may be entertained in regard to it, two 
things are certain: the author of the prayer was in earnest, and 
Bosher got well; and even now, after the lapse of more than a 
century, the story of the prayer of "Robin Cobbs" for the re- 
covery of Bosher is told in many Virginia homes; and truly may 
it be said that the author of that prayer, without pretension or 
ostentation, put his trust in God. 

This volume might be filled with anecdotes of this Revolu- 
tionary patriot, but the scope of the work is such as to render all 
historical or biographical references very brief. 

Robert Cobbs was born in 1754, in Louisa county, Virginia. 
He entered the Revolutionary army from Louisa county, enlist- 
ing in the regiment of his uncle, Charles Lewis. The records 
show that he married in Louisa after the return of peace, and 
was a citizen of that county until 1788, when he removed to Bed- 
ford county, Virginia, where he inherited large landed property 
from his father's estate. His Revolutionary services have always 
been treasured as a sacred legacy by his children and grandchil- 
dren, and his widow was awarded a pension within the memory of 
the author, but, being a very young man, and his rank being only 
that of captain, no account is to be found of him in the condensed 
historical events of the war. The records, however, furnish am- 
ple testimony of his rank and services, and Brock's Historical 
Collections make frequent mention of him, and others, that to- 
gether with Charles and Nicholas Lewis, he took the oath of al- 
legiance to Virginia under the colonial government in 1776. His 



services were principally with Gates and Green in the Carolinas, 
and more conspicuously at the siege of 1781 and the battle of 
Guilford courthouse, at which place family tradition informs us, 
as senior captain he commanded his regiment. 

About 1795, Robert Cobbs removed to Campbell county, 
Virginia, where he also owned valuable estates. He did not, how- 
ever, part with his Bedford property, but owned it at the time 
of his death, after which, upon the division and settlement of bis 
estate, it became the property of his son, Charles Lewis Cobbs. 
He gave to his Campbell county home the name of "Plain Deal- 
ing," indicative of his methods of doing business, and at this 
place, about twenty-five miles nearly due south of Lynchburg, 
about two miles from the Durham railroad, six miles from Brook 
Neal, and a few miles from "Red Hill," the home of Patrick 
Henry, on the Staunton, or upper waters of the Roanoke, Robert 
Cobbs spent the remainder of his days. 

Robert Cobbs died 1829, and the records of Campbell county 
show the settlement and disposition of his estate. His widow 
survived him about twelve years, spending her entire widowhood 
with her daughter, Sarah White, who married Captain William 
C. McAllister, where she died in 1842, and was buried by the side 
of her husband at the old homestead. This old burying ground 
has proved an exception to most of the private cemeteries, which 
fall into disuse and neglect, and are lost sight of. Although it has 
passed into the hands of strangers, it has been kept enclosed, and 
while the graves of these old people are not marked, they are 
not forgotten, their grandchildren having arranged to reclaim 

Robert Cobbs, married Anne G. Poindexter, daughter of 
John Poindexter, of Louisa county, Virginia, and to this couple 
were born nine children: 

7 ^John Poindexter Cobbs married Jane Garland, daughter of 
David S. Garland, of Amherst county, Virginia, who was 
for many years a member of Congress from his district. 

7 ^Mary Lewis Cobbs married first, William Armistead of Char- 



lotte counts', Virginia, and second, William McLean, D. D., 

M. D., of the same county. 
7 ^Robert Lewis Cobbs, never married. 
7 ^Samuel Cobbs, never married. 
7 '^William Cobbs, married Miss Marianne Scott, of Bedford 

county, Virginia. 
7 ^Charles Lewis Cobbs, married Anne Scott, of Bedford 

county, Virginia. 
7 '^Sarah White Cobbs, married Captain William C. McAllister, 

of Campbell county, Virginia. 
7 ^Anne Elizabeth Cobbs, married Joel Motley, of Nottoway 

county, Virginia. 
7 ^Meriwether Lewis Cobbs, never married. 

Dr. John Poindexter Cobbs, oldest son of Robert Cobbs and 
Anne Poindexter, was born May 27, 1785. He graduated from 
Hampden-Sidney college in 1808, and from the medical college 
at Philadelphia in 1810. Commenced the practice of medicine at 
New Glasgow, Amherst county, Virginia, immediately after his 
graduation. This was a small town about twenty miles north- 
east of Lynchburg, which at the time was the center of wealth 
and learning, the home of the Garlands, the Crawfords and the 
Pendletons ; and it was here that he married Miss Jane Garland, 
the daughter of David S. Garland, who then represented the dis- 
trict in Congress. She belonged to one of the most distinguished 
families in Virginia, at a time when that State embodied the 
great bulk of the distinguished names of the country. The Gar- 
lands had been more than a century distinguished in the leading 
professions, and had held positions in colonial history and subse- 
quent to the Revolution. Her mother, a Miss Meredith, a name 
no less distinguished, was the niece of Patrick Henry. 

Dr. Cobbs subsequently removed to Nelson county, Virginia, 
which county he represented in the Legislature for a number of 
years. He also continued the practice of his profession while 
he remained in this county, but in 1836, foreseeing the great 
wealth to be developed in the Northwest, he made investments in 



the northern part of Indiana. Milwaukee, and other places, pre- 
paratory to removing from Virginia. 

Dr. John Cobbs had five children, three sons and two daugh- 
ters: Jane, married a gentleman by the name of Thwing; Rob- 
ert, never married, was born in Nelson county, Virginia, about 
1818, and died in Atlanta, Georgia, about 1895; John, married, 
but whom is not known, and died in Colorado; Garland, never 
married, born about 1830; Mary, married (1) Thomas Stewart, 
one of the proprietors of the Chicago Times-Herald, and (2) 
Dr. Fravel. 

8 Jane, oldest child of John Cobbs and Jane Garland, was 
born 1813, and about 1830 was married to a gentleman named 
Thwing, as above mentioned. She lived to a very old age, hav- 
ing died about 1895, at the home of her son, Franklin Thwing, 
in Chicago. She had four children: Franklin, Jane Henry, 
Virginia Garland and Sarah Florence. 

9 Franklin Thwing, son of Jane Cobbs Thwing and grand- 
son of Dr. John P. Cobbs, married Miss Elizabeth Ogden Smith, 
and resides in Chicago. They have three children: Franklin 
Thwing, Jr., Harriet Ogden and Ellen. 

9 Jane Henry Thwing, oldest daughter of Mrs Jane Cobbs 
Thwing married Horace G. Smith and resides in Denver, Colo- 

9 Virginia Garland married S. J. Peterson Halstron of Swe- 
den. They do not retain the latter part of the name in ordinary 
use, as it is so strongly foreign, but in legal transactions, and in 
all matters of record they perpetuate the full name. They 
are known socially as Peterson, legally they are known as Peter- 
son Halstrom. They have five children: Jane Garland, Virgin- 
ia Garland, Charles Henry, Mary Lewis Loring. 

10 Virginia Garland Peterson great-granddaughter of Dr. 
John P. Cobbs, born 1863, married Arthur St. M. Claflin, for- 
merly of Boston, but now of Chicago. They have two children, 
both boys: Henry and Aubrey. Mr. Claflin is a great-nephew 
of President Pierce. 

7 Mary Lewis Cobbs, born June 11, 1787, and married 



William Armistead^ 1806. She married second, John McClean, 
M, D., D. D., about 1820. By her first marriage she had three 
sons, and by the second marriage she had two, but no daughters. 

8 Dr. John O. Armistead, bom 1807, died 1873. He mar- 
ried Miss Elizabeth Jennings of Charlotte county, Virginia, 
about 1830. They had five daughters, no sons: Mary Susan, 
Sarah Ann, Emma, "Bettie" and Henrietta. 

9 Mary Susan Armistead married Frances Thornton of 
Buckingham county, Virginia. They had several children. 

9 Sarah Ann Armistead married a relative, James Armis- 
tead, of Charlotte county, Virginia. They removed to Bedford 
county. Mr. Armistead left her a widow, and her oldest son hav- 
ing died, she removed to San Francisco, where an uncle, Sam- 
uel McLean, resided. 

9 Emma Armistead, born 1837, married a gentleman named 
Scott. They had several children. They removed to Palestine, 

9 "Bettie" and Henrietta never married. "Hettie" died 

8 William B. Armistead, after varied business ventures set- 
tled in Nashville, Tennessee. He married Miss Woods of that 
city and merchandised there successfully for a number of years. 
They had three sons and several daughters: Robert married 
Miss Hunphous of Clarksville, Tennessee; William, who is en- 
gaged in the insurance business in Nashville, and James who 
marriedMiss Washington of that city. One of Wm. B. Armistead's 
daughters married Dr. Hughes of Birmingham, Alabama, who 
was postmaster of that city for eight years. Another married a 
man named Johnson who is a large business operator of that 

8 Robert Armistead never married, he died young. 


Robert Lewis Cobbs was born December 25, 1789. He 
graduated with distinction from Hampden-Sidney in the class 
19 289 


of 1809, and from the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia 
in 1811. He practiced medicine with his brother, Dr. John 
P. Cobbs, in New Glasgow, Amherst county, Virginia, and in 
January, 1813, he traveled on horseback across the mountains 
to join Jackson at Nashville, Tennessee, who was then preparing 
for his campaign against the Indians and British. He was United 
States surgeon in all of the campaigns, up to the close of the war 
at New Orleans, after which he returned to Nashville, studied 
law with his relative, General Wm. White, which profession he 
followed for 25 years. He was a member of the Constitutional 
Convention of Tennessee of 1834, and was at one time attorney- 
general of the State. In 1827-8 he revised the laws of the State. 
He never married. He retired from practice in 1843, and spent 
the remainder of his days in quiet, at the home of his sister, Mrs. 
Sarah White McAllister in Virginia. He died 1856 on presi- 
dential election day, Tuesday after the first Monday in Novem- 
ber. His last words were: "I must get up and vote for Filmore." 
7 Samuel Cobbs was born in Campbell county, Virginia, 
July 14, 1796. When the war of 1812 broke out he was 16 years 
old. He obtained the appointment of first lieutenant and was 
ordered to the northern frontier. He was in all of the principal 
engagements along the lakes, and was severely wounded at the 
battle of Lundy's Lane and reported among the dead. He was 
mourned as such at home, and preparations for his funeral were 
being made when he appeared in person and stopped the proceed- 
ings. He afterward joined an expedition against the Indians in 
Florida, fell a victim to fever, and died in South Georgia 1817, 
aged 21 years. 

7 William Cobbs was born in Campbell county, Virginia, 
March 2, 1792, and died about 1852, aged about 60 years. He 
married Miss Marianne Scott and only one child, a girl, blessed 
their union. Wm. Cobbs fell into bad health early in life and, 
hence, was very little known to the public. He purchased the 
home of Thomas Jefferson in Bedford county, "Poplar Forest," 
where he spent his entire life. 

8 Emerly Cobbs, born at Poplar Forest about 1820, mar- 



ried Edward Sextus Hutter 1840. Mr. Hutter was from Easton, 
Pennsylvania, was a graduate of the Naval Academy at Annapo- 
lis, and a brother of Major Hutter, then paymaster of the United 
States army. They had seven children, three sons and four 
daughters: Imogene, William Cobbs, George E., Christian Sex- 
tus, Nannie, Charlotte. Imogene Hutter died in girlhood. 

9 Wm. Cobbs Hutter, born 1842, entered the naval acad- 
emy, from which he resigned in 1861 to take part in the war be- 
tween the States. He was killed in the naval engagement in 
Hampton Roads, March, 1862. He never married. 

9 George E. Hutter, born 1852, is unmarried. He grad- 
uated from the naval academy and was for some time lieutenant 
in the United States navy, but was incapacitated for duty from 
injuries received on a man of war. 

9 Christian Sextus Hutter, was born 1862, and in 1886 
married Miss Ernistine, daughter of Mr. James M. Booker of 
Lynchburg, Virginia. He resides at the old homestead, "Pop- 
lar Forest," and is engaged in business in Lynchburg. 

9 Nannie Hutter married a lawyer named Griffin of Bed- 
ford City. 

9 Emma Cobbs Hutter married a gentleman named Log- 
wood and resides in St. Louis, Missouri. 

9 Charlotte S. Hutter married her first cousin. Major J. 
Risger Hutter. They reside at the old Hutter homestead near 
Lynchburg, Virginia. 


Was born February 12, 1798 at "Plain Dealings," Camp- 
bell county, Virginia, and married Captain Wm. C. McAllister 
of the same county. Their remains are buried at the old Mc- 
Allister burying ground at the old home, seven miles east of 
Lynchburg, where they spent their entire married life. Her de- 
scendants will be noticed under the head of McAllister family. 



Was bom at Campbell county, Virginia, March 12, 1800. 
He married Miss Ann Scott of Bedford county, and had seven 
children: William, Scott, Maria Louisa, Nannie, Harriet, Mary 
Lewis, and Emma. He removed to Indiana in 1848. 

8 Louisa Cobbs married James Slaughter of Bedford and 
had one son, Joseph, who went to Kentucky; and several daugh- 
ters, one of whom, Harriet, married a Marsh, of Campbell coun- 
ty. The others never married. 

8 Nannie Cobbs married a gentleman named Cox. They 
had several children, but only two of them married. The others 
died young — fell victims to consumption. 

9 Fannie Cox, the oldest of Nannie Cobb's children, mar- 
ried a Hawkins. She was left a widow when still young, her 
husband having met his death by accidental shooting. She did 
not survive him very long. They left three children, all daugh- 
ters. They grew to be very pretty women, and were very bright. 
One of them married a gentleman named Hurt, 

9 Powhattan Cox married a Miss Moorman and resided 
near Lynchburg. 

8 Mary Cobbs married a gentleman in Indiana by the name 
of Kabler. They had known each other in Virginia. She died 
without issue. 

8 Harriet Mary Lewis and Emma never married, nor did 
William or Scott, so far as is known. 


Was born in Campbell county, Virginia, 1802, and died in 
Amelia county, 1886, aged 84 years. She married Joel Mottley 
of Nottaway county, Virginia, and had five children, all sons: 
Robert Cobbs, John Lewis, Meriwether Cobbs, Joel Wm. and 
Charles Adolphus. 

8 Robert Cobbs Mottley was born 1824, graduated from 



Hampden-Sidney in 1845, and from the Medical College of 
Pennsylvania in 1847. He located in the practice of medicine 
in his native county. He married Miss Indiana Vaughan of Auie- 
lia and had six children. 

9 Elizabetli, only daughter of Dr. Mottley, never married. 

9 Robert Milton Mottley, oldest son of Dr. Robert Cobbs 
Mottley, never married. 

9 John Egbert Mottley, married Miss Lee of Buckingham 
county, Virginia, where he resides. 

9 Jefferson Davis Mottley, married his first cousin. Miss 
Bayley of Amelia county. Wirt and William Henry, younger 
sons of Dr. Mottley, are neither married, so far as is known. 

8 John Lewis Mottley was born in Nottaway county, 1826. 
He married Anna, daughter of Miles Gill, of Amelia county, and 
had nine children: Mary Elizabeth, John ^Meriwether, Joel Wil- 
liam (the last two twins), Emma Lewis, Sarah Roberta, Alice 
Armistead, Anna Atkinson, Charles Adolphus, and Robert Mil- 

9 Mary Elizabeth Mottley, married Wm. Vaughan, Decem- 
ber 9, 1891. They reside in Nottaway county. 

9 Emma Lewis Mottley married C. Butler of Amelia, May 
7, 1882. 

9 Sarah Roberta Mottley married James M. Wooten, De- 
cember, 1889. They have one child and reside in Prince Ed- 

9 Alice Armistead Mottley married Henry W. Hubbard, 
December 1, 1880. They have seven children. 

9 Anna Adkisson Mottley married Samuel Hubbard of 
Prince Edward, April 27, 1887. She died 1889, leaving two 

9 Johji Meriwether Mottley died in Danville, Virginia, 
April 29, 1890. 

9 Charles Adolphus Mottley is unmarried. He is engaged 
in merchandising in Richmond, Virginia. 

9 Joel William, and Robert Miller Mottley are unmarried. 
They are engaged in business in West Virginia. 



8 Meriwether Cobbs Mottley, born 1828, was never mar- 
ried. He spent his early life in merchandising. He entered 
the Confederate army in 1861, broke down in the disastrous re- 
treat from Cheat Mountain and never recovered from the effects. 
He died a few years after the war. 

8 Joel Wm. Mottley, born 1835, never married. He spent 
four years in the Confederate army, and after war went to Texas 
where he met his death by coAvardly assassination. 

8 Charles Adolphus Mottley, born 1838, never married. He 
entered the Confederate army in 1861, and died a few months 
thereafter in Richmond, Virginia. 

7 Meriwether Lewis Cobb, youngest child of Captain Rob- 
ert Cobb, was born March 4, 1805. He never married. He 
graduated from Hampden-Sidney, 1825, and from the Medical 
College of Pennsylvania in 1827. He located in the practice of 
medicine in Surry county, Virginia. He died 1828. 


John Cobbs was the son of John Cobbs of Goochland, and 
the younger of the three brothers who appear on the records of 
Louisa county, Virginia. His name first appears on the records 
in the will of his brother Samuel who bequeaths one thousand 
acres of land to him and his brother Edmund, situated on Ivy 
Creek in Bedford county, Virginia, and, as illustrative of the ob- 
scurity with which the early life of John Cobbs seems to have 
been surrounded, and the difficulties attending the efforts to trace 
him, it may be mentioned in this connection that, while Edmund 
settled on this land, and, as shown by the settlement of his estate 
in 1799, more than forty years after the execution of the will 
of Samuel Cobbs, was still in possession of the entire 1000 acres, 
which was distributed among his children, there is nothing on 
the records of Bedford county to show how Edmund got into pos- 
session of the whole, or that John Cobbs ever transferred his 
portion to any one. 

The first that we see of John Cobbs on the record, after 



he is mentioned in the will of his brother Samuel, is in Granville 
county, North Carolina, in a deed to land purchased by him from 
Wm. Moore in 1769. This purchase is made just before his mar- 
riage to Mildred, daughter of Howell and Mary Lewis, and is 
witnessed by Thomas Cobbs, Howell Lewis and Mary Lewis, and 
his marriage took place September 6, 1769, after which he dis- 
appears from the records again until 1784, when he reappears on 
the records of Goochland county, Virginia, from which county 
he originally came, in the payment of taxes on property in that 
county. In this entry he is described as John Cobbs of Geor- 
gia, and finally by deed of gift on record in Washington county, 
Georgia, we find him described as John Cobbs of Columbia 
county, Georgia, deed bearing date August 1791. His descend- 
ants are noticed under the head of Howell Lewis, whose daugh- 
ter, Mildred, he married 1769. 


Is the son of John Cobbs of Goochland county, Virginia, 
and a younger brother of Samuel Cobbs, who married Mary 
Lewis, that is, he was one of the three sons of John Cobbs — 
Samuel, Edmund and John. Edmund Cobbs first appears on the 
records in the will of his brother Samuel on record in Louisa 
county, Virginia, in which Samuel bequeaths to his two brothers, 
Edmund and John, 1,000 acres of land jointly, located on Ivy 
creek in Bedford county, Virginia, and in the division of Ed- 
mund Cobbs' estate in 1799, this identical land, which we find 
described in the will of Samuel Cobbs in 1758, is described as 
part of his estate. A curious fact connected with this bequest 
of Samuel Cobbs to his brothers is, that there is nothing on rec- 
ord to show that John Cobbs ever transferred his interest in this 
land to any one, and no record evidence as to how Edmund Cobbs 
ever came into possession of the whole of it. Perhaps it was a 
case of "squatter sovereignty." 

Edmund Cobbs died intestate and his estate was divided 
between his widow and ten children, as follows: Mrs. Sarah 



Cobbs widow, and Elizabeth who married William Tompkins; 
John Cobbs, Reuben Cobbs, Edmund Cobbs, Samuel Cobbs. 
Waddy Cobbs, Jeffry Cobbs, Wm. Cobbs, and Judith, now mar- 
ried to John Staples. Edmund Cobbs married Sarah Lewis, 
daughter of "Planter John Lewis" of Albemarle county, Vir- 
ginia, who is distinctly referred to in his will as "Sarah Cobbs." 
Of the ten children of Edmund Cobbs we have not been able 
to obtain data of any of them but John Lewis, Waddy and Ed- 
mund. Five sons and two daughters have been entirely lost sight 
of and their descendants have no doubt lost sight of their line 
of descent. 


John Lewis Cobbs was the oldest son of Edmimd Cobbs and 
Sarah Lewis. His name appears with that of his mother as a 
witness to the inventory and appraisement of his father's estate 
in 1799- He married first Miss Susannah Hamner^ daughter of 
Nicholas Hamner of Albemarle county, Virginia, and second, he 
married Mrs. Judith (Price) Noel. Issue by first marriage: 

7 ' Nicholas Hamner Cobbs married Lucy Henry Landonia 

7 ^Elizabeth Cobbs married Junius A. Clay, 
7 ^Sarah Lewis Cobbs married Captain Henry Jones. 
7 ^John Lewis Cobbs married Mary Boiling and had one child. 

Boiling Cobbs. 
7 'James Madison Cobbs married first Eliza Alexander, second. 

Celeste Slaughter. 
7 ^Damarius Cobbs married Jesse Alexander Barton. 
7 '^Cary Ann Cobbs. 

7 *Agnes Cobbs married Dr. John Slaughter. 
7 ^Anne Hamner Cobbs married Baker Davidson. 

Issue by second marriage with Mrs. Noel: 
7 ^^Virginia Cobbs married Charles William Price. 
7 ^^ Thomas Nelson Cobbs married first Mary Bedford Averill, 



second, Louisa Taylor, thirds Sarah Taylor, fourth, Mar- 
garet Bedford. 

7 ^ ^Amanda Cobbs married John Lackland. 

7 Nicholas Hamner Cobbs, the oldest son of John Lewis 
Cobbs, born in Bedford county, Virginia, February 5, 1796, 
married Lucy Henry Landia, daughter of Edmund Cobbs of the 
same county. She was his first cousin and at one time his pupil 
when he was principal of New London Academy. They had 
issue as follows: 

8 ^George Washington. 

8 ^Robert Addison married Elizabeth Storrs ; no issue. 

8 ^Susan Hamner married Rev. John Marsh Mitchel and left 

one child, a daughter. 
8 *Mary Lee Cobbs, 

8 "^John Lewis Cobbs married Dorothy Evans Peagues. 
8 ^Richard Hooker Cobbs married Frances Ann Avery. 
8 '^ Martha Smith Cobbs married John Alexander Elerbe. 
8 ^Leighton Cobbs. 
8 ^Charlotte Walker Cobbs married Nicholas Cobbs Elerbe and 

had issue. 

8 John Lewis Cobbs and Dorothy Evans Peagues had seven chil- 

dren as follows: Nicholas Hamner Cobbs, John Lewis 
Cobbs, Christopher Claudius Cobbs, Lucy Hamner Cobbs, 
Leighton, Bessie Evans, and Edward Elerbe Cobbs. 

9 John Lewis Cobbs, son of John Lewis, and grandson of Bishop 

Nicholas Hamner Cobbs, married Ida Woodfin. Issue: 
John Lewis Cobbs, Isabel Cobbs, Woodfin Cobbs, Nicholas 
Hamner Cobbs. 

9 Christopher Claudius Cobbs, son of John Lewis Cobbs, and 
grandson of Bishop Nicholas Hamner Cobbs, married Annie 
Westcote and had issue as follows: Mary Ella Cobbs, 
Christopher Claudius Cobbs, Dorothy Cobbs, fourth name 

9 Edward Elerbe Cobbs, son of John Lewis Cobbs and Dorothy 
Peagues, and grandson of Bishop Nicholas Hamner Cobbs, 



married Edith Harter, and have one son, John Hunter 

8 Richard Hooker Cobbs, son of Bishop Nicholas Hamner 
Cobbs, married Frances Ann Avery and had issue as fol- 

9 ^John Hunter Cobbs. 

9 2 Richard Hooker Cobbs married Lida Tunstal. 
9 ^Francis Avery Cobbs married first Eleanor Randolph, 
"^ second Fanny Jones. 

9 "^Ann Cobbs married Hollinswink. 

9 ^Mary Elerbe Cobbs married Edwin S. Jack. 

9 ®Lucy Landon Cobbs married Nathaniel Lane Castleman. 

9 ^ Edith Hamner Cobbs married Armistead Inge Selden. 

9 * William Addison Cobbs married Mary Stringfellow. 

9 Richard Hooker Cobbs, son of Richard Hooker Cobbs and his 
wife Frances Ann Avery, and grandson of John Lewis 
Cobbs, married Lida Tunstal and had issue: Augusta 
Cobbs, Richard Hoker Cobbs, John Cobbs, Wyley Tunstal 
Cobbs (last two twins). 

9 Francis Avery Cobbs, son of Richard Hooker Cobbs and 
Frances Ann Avery, married first Eleanor Randolph, sec- 
ond, Fannie Jones, and have one son, Richard Hooker 

9 Ann Cobbs, daughter of Richard Hooker and Frances Ann 
Avery, married Charles Stolenwert. They have one child, 
Edith Manson Stolenwert. 

9 Edith Manson Cobbs, daughter of Richard Hooker Cobbs and 

Frances Ann Avery, married Armistead Inge Selden. They 
have one child, Frances Selden. 

10 William Addison Cobbs, son of Richard Hooker Cobbs and 

Frances Ann Avery, grandson of John Lewis Cobbs, and 
great-grandson of Bishop Nicholas Hamner Cobbs, mar- 
ried Mary Stringfellow. They have one child, William 
Addison Cobbs. 
8 Charlotte Walker Cobbs, youngest daughter of Bishop Nich- 
olas Hamner Cobbs, married Nicholas Cobbs Elerbe. Is- 



sue: Clarence Heber Elerbe, Irene Semple Elerbe. 
9 Irene Semple Elerbe married Dr. William Bonnel Walker, 
who occupies a chair in the medical department of the Uni- 
versity of the South. No issue. 

As has been seen. Bishop Cobbs was bom in Bedford county, 
Virginia, February 5, 1796. He was educated in the best schools 
of Virginia, and began his active life as an educator. One of 
his first positions was as principal of New London Academy, 
but he soon turned his attention to the ministry, and one of his 
earliest ministerial charges was in his native county at St. Ste- 
vens Church, twelve or fifteen miles west of Lynchburg on the 
old Forest Road, and he continued in the service of this parish 
until he was called to build up some other weak point in the 
diocese. There are hundreds now living in Bedford and adjoin- 
ing counties whose parents and grandparents were led to the 
Christian altar and baptized into the church by the Reverend 
Nicholas Cobbs and whose marriage ceremonies he performed 
and at whose funeral rites he officiated. Mr. Cobbs served a 
number of other parishes in the diocese of Virginia during his 
ministry, and his success in building up the church, not so much 
upon a financial as a spiritual basis, was marked in every field. 

The Reverend Nicholas Hamner Cobbs was ordained bishop 
at Philadelphia, and installed at once Bishop of the Diocese of 
Alabama. The services of Bishop Cobbs after his promotion to 
tbc Episcopacy were even more marked than they were during 
his ministry. His manner and methods, however, were ever un- 
ostentatious, and being actively engaged in the labors of the dio- 
cese he devoted very little time to literary work, and left little 
for publication except sermons. He died in Montgomery, Ala- 
bama, in 1861, at the age of sixty-five. His widow and a large 
family of children survived him. 

John Lewis Cobbs was the only one of Bishop Cobbs' sons 
who ever engaged in public life, and he seems to have been lit- 
erally dragged into it. He was for a number of years a dry 
goods merchant in Montgomery, but after the close of the war 



between the states and the restoration of Alabama, he was called 
from his retirement and made treasurer of the state. 

7 Sarah Lewis Cobbs, daughter of John Lewis Cobbs and his 

wife Susannah Hamner, married Captain Henry Jones and 

had issue: 

8 ^ Susan Adeline Jones married William Harris Lee. 

8 2 Edwin Nicholas Jones. 

8 ^Mary Ann Sarah Jones. 

8 *Agnes J. Jones. 

8 ^Elizabeth Amanda Jones, 

8 ^John William Jones married Sallie Williams Andrews. 

8 Susan Adeline Jones, daughter of Sarah Lewis Cobbs and 

Captain Henry Jones, married Wm. Harris Lee and had 

9 ^Wm. Henry Lee married Bettie Murrell. Infant child, 


9 ^Mary Ella Lee married Harold Peters Read. 

9 ^Jones Edwin Lee married Sarah Virginia Lee. 

9 ^John Addison Lee married Elizabeth Fitzgerald. 

9 'Sarah Elizabeth Lee. 

9 ^Samuel Custis Lee married, first, Martha Gowings, sec- 
ond, Sarah Lewis Jones. 

9 Mary Ella Lee and Harold Peters Read had issue: Annie 

Belle Read, and infant name unknown. 

9 James Edwin Lee. son of Susan Adeline Jones and Wm. Har- 
ris Lee, and grandson of Sarah Lewis Cobbs, married Vir- 
ginia Lee and had issue: Ada Arnold Lee, Sarah Elizabeth 
Lee, Edwin Cecil Lee, Caroline May Lee, Wm. Howard 
Lee, Samuel Hunt Lee, Gilmore Thomas Lee, Kirtley Lee, 
Booker Lee, Susan Adeline Lee, Robert Fitzhugh Lee. 

9 John Adison Lee and Elizabeth Fitzgerald had issue: Wil- 
liam Otway Lee, Harriet Fitzgerald Lee, Thomas Fitzger- 
ald Lee, Samuel Lee. 

9 Samuel Custis Lee, son of Wm. Harris Lee, and grandson of 
Sarah Lewis Cobbs, by his second marriage with Sarah 
Lewis Jones had one child, Annie Stewart Lee. 



8 John Wm. Jones, son of Captain Henry Jones and Sarah 
Lewis Cobbsj married Sallie Williams Andrews and had is- 
sue: Sarah Lewis Jones married Samuel Custis Lee; Charles 
Wm. Jones married Mrs. Adeline Booker; Ettie Vernon 
Jones, Mary Henry Jones, Helen St. Clair Jones, Agnes 
Surrenia Jones, Fannie Elizabeth Jones, James Nicholas 


Madison Cobbs was the second son of John Lewis Cobbs 
and his wife Susannah Hamner. He was born 1798 in Bedford 
county, Virginia, where he spent his boyhood and early manhood. 
Early in life he made Lynchburg his home, where he engaged 
in merchandising, selecting the dry goods trade as his line, op- 
erating at different times individually, or under the firm name 
of Cobbs & Armistead, or Cobbs, Armistead & Henderson. 

Mr. Cobbs was a model of the old-school gentleman, and 
was a contradiction to the generally accepted idea of the dry 
goods merchant. No one ever thought of questioning his integ- 
rity, and his reputation for the most scrupulous veracity was 
everywhere recognized. At the breaking out of the civil war he 
suspended business, but resumed again at its close, but soon 
found that any kind of success depended upon the adoption of 
methods wholly foreign to his convictions and at war with the 
teachings of a lifetime, and hence he retired from business. 

Mr. Cobbs married his cousin, Eliza, daughter of Sarah 
Lewis Cobbs and John Alexander, and had issue: 

8 ^ Sarah Hamner Cobbs married Thomas McNeil. 

8 2 Margaret Gwatken Cobbs married Thomas Knight Scott. 

8 ^Edward Alexander Cobbs; no record. 

8 Sarah Hamner Cobbs, daughter of James Madison Cobbs, 
married Thomas McNeil, had issue as follows: Ralph Mc- 
Neil, Eliza Cobbs McNeil, Edward Parkinson McNeil, 
Virginia McNeil, James Alexander McNeil, Henry Mc- 



8 Margaret Gwatken Cobbs. daughter of James Madison Cobbs, 

married Thomas Knight Scott, had issue as follows: 

9 ^Jessie Scott married Dr. Charles Montgomery. They 

have infant child. 
9 ^Eliza Huxley Scott married Grecian Nixon. 
9 ^John Goodwin Scott. 
9 ^Helen Nelson Scott, 

9 Eliza Huxley Scott, daughter of Margaret Gwatkin Cobbs, 

and granddaughter of James Madison Cobbs, married Gre- 
cian Nixon, and had issue: Pope Nixon, Thomas Scott 
Nixon, Margaret Cobbs Nixon. 

7 Damarius Cobbs, daughter of John Lewis Cobbs, married 

Jesse Alexander Burton and had issue as follows: 

8 ^Margaret Macon Burton married James Samuel 

8 ^Susan Hamner Burton married James Booker Nolin. 
8 ^Elizabeth Clay Burton married James Samuel Mackey. 

8 ^John Madison Burton married Ella Wilson Berry. 

8 Margaret Macon Burton, daughter of Damarius Cobbs and 

her husband, married James Samuel Mackey and had issue 
as follows : 

9 ^Alfred Price Mackey married Mary Julia Lackey. 

9 ^Lelia Mitfone Mackey married Charles Price Nowlen. 

9 ^Alexander Burton Mackey married Agnes Locket Mor- 

9 ^ James Merton Mackey married Elizabeth Macon Davis. 

9 ^Mary Damarius Mackey married Venable Watkins Da- 

9 ^Carrie Cobbs Mackey. 

9 Alfred Price Mackey and Mary Julia Lackey, had issue: 

Price Armstrong Mackey, Margaret Macon Mackey, Alfred 
Baxter Mackey. 
8 Susan Hamner Burton, daughter of Damarius Cobbs, and her 
husband James Booker Nowlin had issue: 
9 ^Charles Price Nowlin married Lelia Mitford Mackey. 



Issue: Virginia Margaret Nowlin, Ross Booker Now- 
lin, James Samuel Nowlin. 
9 ^Virginia Susan Nowlin. 

9 ^John Burton Nowlin married Roberta Ellis Hall. 
9 *Jesse Graham Nowlin. 

8 John Madison Burton, son of Damarius (Cobbs) Burton, and 
grandson of John Lewis Cobbs, married Ella Wilson Berry 
and had issue: Mabel Burton, Edith Burton, George Lewis 
Burton, Ruth Burton, John Marvin Burton. 

7 Ann Hamner Cobbs, daughter of John Lewis Cobbs and his 
wife Susannah Hamner, married Baker Davidson and had 
issue: two daughters, marriage of one unknown, the other 
married William Lackland and had issue: Nannie Lack- 
land, Thomas Cobbs Lackland. 

7 Agnes Cobbs, daughter of John Lewis Cobbs, married Dr. 
John Slaughter. Issue: Susan Slaughter, marriage un- 

7 Virginia Cobbs, daughter of John Lewis Cobbs by his second 
marriage, married Charles William Price and had issue as 
follows : 

8 ^Virginia Price married William Black. 
8 ^Mary Price married Travis Alexander; issue: Lena Al- 
exander, Daisy Alexander. 
8 2 Ida Price married Allen Barnes. 
8 ^Olivia Price. 
8 5 Charles William Price. 
8 ^Willie Price married Dr. Doubleday. 

7 Thomas Nelson Cobbs, son of John Lewis Cobbs by his second 
marriage, married first Mary Avery and had issue: infant, 
daughter dying at birth; by second marriage with Miss 
Louisa Taylor, one son, Wm. Byars Cobbs married a Hen- 
ley; issue: Marion Cobbs; by third marriage with Sarah 
Taylor, one son, Charles Price Cobbs. 

6 Waddy Cobbs is one of the three sons of Edmund Cobbs and 
Sarah Lewis who has not been entirely lost to history. He 
married Miss Margaret Gwatkin and they had ten children 



whose names have all been preserved, and the marriages of 

four are matters of record, but we have no account of the 

descendants of any except Sarah Lewis and Eliza Frances. 

The names of the children of Waddy Cobbs and Margaret 

Gwatkin follow: 

7 ^Charles Gwatkin Cobbs married Ann Cobbs. 

7 ^Sarah Lewis Cobbs married John Alexander. 

7 ^Mary Caloway Cobbs married Hartwell Eppso. 

7 *James L. Cobbs. 

7 ^Lemira Cobbs. 

7 ^Eliza Frances Cobbs. 

7 ^Martha Cobbs. 

7 * Catherine Cobbs. 

7 ^ Nancy Cobbs. 

7 ^"^Emily Cobbs married a Mr. Nelson. 

7 Sarah Lewis Cobbs married John Alexander and had issue: 

8 ^Charlotte L. Alexander married John F. Sale. 

8 ^Sarah Ann Alexander married Dr. Thomas H. Nelson. 
8 2 Mary Glenn Alexander married Dr. William Davis. 
8 ^John D. Alexander married Mary Pannil. 
8 ^5 Olivia Alexander married first Robert Camm, and sec- 
ond, Edwin R. Page. 
8 ^Eliza Alexander married James Madison Cobbs. 
8 ''^Susan Alexander married James Van Hoose. 
8 ^Robert Alexander. 
8 ^Edward Alexander. 

8 ^^ Roberta Alexander married a Mr. Hilton. 

8 Sarah Ann Alexander and Dr. Thomas H. Nelson had issue: 

9 ^Charles Sumerious Nelson, single. 
9 ^John Alexander Nelson, single. 

9 ^Hugh Nelson, single. 

9 '*Wm. Steptoe Nelson, single. 

9 ^ Eliza K. Nelson married Dr. James A. Boyce. 

9 ® Thomas Walker Nelson married first Lelia McDaniel, 

second a Miss Morison. 
9 '^Charles Kenlock Nelson married Etta Scott. 



9 ^Helen Lewis married J. N. Early. 

8 Mary Glenn Alexander and Dr. William Davis had issue: 

9 ^Mary Caloway Davis married Governor Wm. Dunington 
Bloxham. He was a member of Congress from Florida 
and twice governor of the state. 

9 ^Sarah Ann Davis. 

9 ^Eliza Davis married Isham Miller Blake. 

9 *Katherine Davis. 

9 ^John Alexander Davis. 

9 ^Edward Micajah Davis. 

9 ^William Davis. 

9 Mary Callaway Davis and Governor Bloxham had issue: Wm. 

Davis Bloxom, Martha William Bloxom. 

9 Eliza Davis and Isham Miller Blake had issue: 

10 ^Mary Alexander Blake married Walter James Glenn. 
10 2 Annie Blanche Blake. 

10 3 Joe Clifton Blake. 

10 ^ Lewis Gwynn Blake. 

10 ^Miller William Blake married Nancy Graves. 

10 ^Katherine Byrd Blake. 

10 ^John Cromartis Blake. 

10 Mary Alexander Blake and Walter James Glenn had issue: 
William Dunnington Glenn, Bloxham Glenn, Anna Blanche 
Glenn, George Baxton Glenn, William Bloxham Glenn. 

6 Edmund Cobbs was the third son of Edmund Cobbs and Sarah 
Lewis, in the order named in the settlement of the estate, 
and grandson of John Cobbs of Goochland county, Vir- 
ginia. He married Miss Elizabeth Manson of Bedford 
county, Virginia, which was also his native county. He 
owned a large plantation seven or eight miles west of 
Lynchburg on the Lexington turnpike, where he resided and 
raised his family. They had issue as follows : 
7 ^Lucy Henry Landonia Cobbs married Bishop Nicholas 

Hamner Cobbs. 
7 ^Eleanor Cobbs married Oliphant. Issue: Lucy Oli- 
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phant, and Mary Oliphant who married a Martinez. 

Issue: Louise Martinez, George Martinez. 
7 ^Mary Adeline Cobbs married Henry Landon Davies. 
7 ■* Frederick Augustus Cobbs. 

7 5 John Cabell Cobbs. 

7 Mary Adeline Cobbs and Henry Landon Davies had issue: 

8 ^Elizabeth Read Davies married Montraville Whitson 

8 2 Virginia Washington Davies married William Swearin- 

8 ^Tamerlane Wm. Whiting Davies married first Susan 

Clayton, married second Nettie Alice Galanus. 
8 ■*Mary Landon Davies married a Hensley. 
8 'Letitia Terry Davies. 
8 6 Charlotte Wilson Davies. 
8 ^Addison Meriwether Davies married Mary Anna 

8 ^Charlotte Davies married first Edgar A. Murrell, second 

McFadden Alexander Newell. 

8 Elizabeth Read Davies, daughter of Adaline Cobbs, and 

granddaughter of Edmund Cobbs and Elizabeth Manson, 
married Montreville Whitson Gudger and had issue as fol- 
lows: Montraville Love Gudger, Annie Dillard Gudger. 
Mary Landon Gudger, Rosa Gudger, Bettie Cazine Gudger 
married J. G. Gilbert, Frances Gudger married S. P. Bolin, 
James Gallatin Gudger, Charles Meigs Gudger. 

8 Tamerlane William Whiting Davies, daughter of Adaline 
Cobbs and Landon Davies, married and had issue as fol- 
lows : Clayton Davies, Addison Davies, Nicholas Hamner 
Davies, John Davies; and by second marriage with Nettie 
Alice Galanus, Annie Lucile Davies. 

8 Charlotte Davies married first Edgar A. Murrell and had 
issue: Wm. Henry Murrell, Cornelia Cobbs Murrell mar- 
ried Wm. Henry Fields; and second she married McFadden 
Newell and had James Alexander Newell, Josephine Cush- 
ing Newell. 



8 Addison Meriwether Davies and Mary Ann Townes had issue 
as follows : Landon Townes Davies^ Addison Meriwether 
Davies, Bedford Dispatch Davies, Constant Machen Dan- 
dridge Davies, Joseph Tamerlane Da\des, Marj"^ Pearl 
Breckenridge Davies, Francis Huntington Davies, ^larv 
Frances Davies. 

7 John Cabell Cobbs, son of Edmund Cobbs and Elizabeth 

Manson, married Martha Broadnax Carter. Issue: Ann 
Elizabeth Cobbs, Editha Lee Cobbs, Nicholas Hamner 
Cobbs, Susan Landonia Cobbs, Lucy Landonia Cobbs mar- 
ried John Marshall Steptoe, ^Martha Cabell Cobbs, Richard 
Wilmer Cobbs married Georgia Smith. 

8 Lucy Landonia Cobbs and Marshall Steptoe had issue: Hamp- 

den Early Steptoe, Pattie Wilmer Steptoe, Mary Grace 
Steptoe, Lucy Cabell Steptoe, Marshall Steptoe, Aurie 
Marshall Steptoe. 

9 Richard Wilmer Cobbs and Georgie Smith had Winston Cobbs, 

John Cabell Cobbs, Richard Wilmer Cobbs. 


Thomas Cobbs of Goochland, Hanover and Albemarle coun- 
ties, Virginia, Granville county, North Carolina, and Columbia 
county, Georgia, was born early in the eighteenth century, the 
exact date not definitely known. Goochland county, Virginia, 
was no doubt his native county. As is seen, he was so migratory 
in early life that it is something like chasing a wil-o'-the-wisp 
to try to keep up with him. He was fourth in line from Am- 
brose Cobbs, the emigrant, and was a son of the second Robert 
Cobbs and was a brother of the third Robert of Henrico and 
John of Goochland. 

The records place Thomas Cobbs first in Goochland until 
1750, after which he appears on the fee books of Goochland as 
"Thomas Cobbs of Hanover." He subsequently removed to that 
portion of Albemarle county which lay on the south side of 



James river, which was cut off to form the county of Bucking- 
ham, and afterwards to Granville county, North Carolina, on the 
records of which county he appears for several years prior to and 
after 1769. He next appears on the records of Columbia county, 
Georgia, where he evidently spent the remainder of his life, hav- 
ing lived to an incredible old age. He first appears on the 
Goochland records prior to 1735, and is reputed to have been 
born 1708 or 1710, and as he died in 1832, he was more than 120 
years old. Tradition says that he was an officer in the Revolu- 
tion, but this is not probable, as he was over 65 when the war 
broke out. The tradition doubtless had its origin in the fact that 
he had a son of the same name who was an officer in the army. 

5 Thomas Cobbs, son of the above Thomas, was an officer in 
the Revolution. He married and left issue but nothing is known 
of them except one daughter, Nancy, who married William 
Smith of Prince Edward county, Virginia, and was the ancestor 
of General E. Kirby Smith of the Confederate Army. Their 
children were Robert H., Napoleon B., Catherine, Nancy, Julia, 
James, Sterling and Mary. 

5 John Cobbs, son of Colonel Thomas Cobbs, seems to have 
been more fully identified with his father than any of his chil- 
dren. Indeed it seems that old Thomas was a sort of migratory 
specimen for a number of years, from Goochland to Hanover, to 
Albemarle, to Granville, North Carolina, until he finally settled 
down in Columbia county, Georgia, in the latter part of the 
eighteenth century; and it seems, so far as the records show, that 
John is the only one of his sons that kept up with him. There 
is no doubt that this is the John Cobbs whose name appears as 
witness to a deed of gift executed by John Cobbs conveying land 
and negroes to his children in 1791. This John Cobbs signs his 
name to that instrument as "John Cobbs, Jun.," while the maker 
of the instrument is described as John Cobbs the elder, but they 
are clearly not father and son, as John Addison Cobbs is named 
in the deed as the son of John Cobbs the "elder." There is no 
doubt that this John Cobbs left a number of sons, as there are 




many descendants of Thomas Cobbs scattered throughout Geor- 
gia and Alabama, but there is only one whose name has come 
down in history, and we have no well authenticated line of de- 
scent from him. 

6 Thomas W. Cobb was the son of the abovenamed John 
Cobbs, and grandson of Thomas Cobbs of Columbia county, 
Georgia. The paradox in the difference in name of father and 
son is quite apparent. The father of Thomas W. Cobb, in a 
sworn statement to a court paper in 1796, signed his name 
"Cobbs," as maker of the instrument; and the ancestor of another 
line of the Cobbs family in Georgia, whose descendants sign 
their names "Cobb," in an instrument referred to above, executed 
in 1791^ describes his children as Cobbs, and signs his name 
Cobbs. If there was ever any reason for the change it has never 
been suggested. The name of Cobbs has been unsullied as to 
reputation, remarkable for high character and integrity, and dis- 
tinguished for learning throughout their history, which makes 
the change still more unaccountable. All of the other branches 
so far as known, have retained the original spelling. Nothing 
but the merest caprice can account for the change. 

It is asserted historically that Thomas W. Cobb was edu- 
cated by his grandfather, old Thomas Cobbs, when nearly one 
hundred years old, against the remonstrances of his friends ; 
but, true to the characteristics of his name, he persisted, and 
lived to see his grandson in the United States senate from Geor- 

Thomas W. Cobb studied law with Wm. H. Crawford, and 
was eminent in his profession. He represented his district in the 
lower house of Congress, and was also chosen United States 
senator from Georgia. Cobb county was named in honor of him. 
Mr. Cobb was also appointed one of the Superior Court judges 
for Georgia and resigned his seat in the Senate to take his seat 
on the bench. 

It is not known who Thomas W. Cobb married, nor is there 
any definite data in regard to his children. There is no doub^ 



however, that Thomas Cobbs of Columbia county had other sons, 
and that a numerous descent has sprung from this head of the 
family who have chosen to write themselves "Cobb" instead of 
"Cobbs." There are a great many in Georgia and Alabama who 
spell their name "Cobb," who, from neglect or indifference, have 
lost all trace of their ancestry, and know nothing of their line 
of descent. Unlike the Frenchman that Mark Twain tells about, 
they are perfectly satisfied about their fathers, but are anxiously 
inquiring about their grandfathers. 

Judge Cobb of Alabama who represented the Tuskegee 
district in Congress for a number of years is of this family. The 
late Henry W. Grady and the widow of Governor H. Y. Atkin- 
son, are also descended from the same branch, but the descent is 
sustained only by tradition, but it is well sustained in both fam- 
ilies, and supported by family records. 


Robert Cobbs was the third son of the second Robert Cobbs 
of York, grandson of the first Robert, and great-grandson of 
Ambrose the emigrant. He was the younger brother of John 
and Thomas Cobbs of Goochland county, Virginia, and appears 
on the deed books of Henrico from 1744 to 1748. His will is 
not recorded in Henrico, and there is no doubt that he removed 
to Chesterfield, or some adjoining county. There were many of 
the name in Chesterfield, doubtless descended from this ancestor. 
The Randolph manor, known as "Cobbs," was in Chesterfield, 
and the Randolphs of Cobbs were intimately associated, if not 
connected, with this branch of the family. 

Chancellor Cobbs of Alabama is descended from this 
branch. From Chancellor Cobbs we have the following verbatim 
account of his family. Beyond this he knew nothing: "My 
father was born in Manchester, Virginia, 1777. His name was 
Thomas and he had a brother John. He married three times, 
the names of his first two wives were unknown. His third wife 



was a widow Hopkins, nee Miss Boone. He removed to Raleigh, 
North Carohna, and was at one time mayor of the city. He af- 
terwards removed to Alabama where he spent the remainder of 
his life." 

Chancellor Cobbs, when I saw him, 1894, was a well pre- 
served man of about 65. He was a ripe scholar, an eminent 
lawyer, and profound jurist. He was at the time presiding over 
the chancery court of Birmingham, Alabama. In my general 
search for information I was thrown into correspondence with 
Thomas D. Cobbs of Houston, Texas, a son of Chancellor Cobbs 
of Alabama, a lawyer of high standing, eminent in his profes- 
sion. He was then general counsel for the Houston & Texas 
Central railroad. 



Samuel Cobbs was the first clerk of Amelia county, Vir- 
ginia, when it was first laid off in 1735. He was an appointee 
of the crown and was sent from Williamsburg to take charge of 
the office. He continued clerk of the county until he died 1757. 
It does not appear that this Samuel Cobbs was in the same line 
of descent as Thomas, John and Robert of Goochland and Hen- 
rico, but it is reasonably certain that he descended from the same 
common ancestry; from either Ambrose or Joseph of York, who 
were the original emigrants; and this conclusion in confirmed by 
the fact that he comes from the same locality, and the same char- 
acteristics are shown in all of his recorded writings. While the 
date of his birth is not definitely shown, the records show that he 
was born prior to 1700. He makes a bequest to a grandson in 
1757, and states that he had been married nearly forty years, 
from which it follows that he was over sixty at the time. The 
will of Samuel Cobbs bears date June 27, 1757, and was pro- 
bated July 28, following. He left his entire estate to his widow, 
Edith Cobbs, but mentions his two sons, Samuel and John Cat- 
lin. The records show that John Catlin Cobbs remained in Ame- 
lia and married there, but there is no account of any descendants. 
Samuel Cobbs returned to Williamsburg as shown by the records. 
In the will of his mother, Edith Cobbs, probated August 27, 
1761, all of the property left by the elder Samuel, in the town 
of Williamsburg, was bequeathed to her son Samuel, and he ap- 
pears on the records of Amelia as Samuel Cobbs of Williams- 
burg. There is no account of any of his descendants. He was 
probably born about 1740, as he was a minor at the time his 
father's will was made. 

Samuel Cobbs was an officer in the Revolutionary Army 
and appears on the land books as Lieutenant Samuel Cobbs, as 
having received land grants in consideration of military services. 



Mrs. Edith Cobbs mentions in her will two unmarried 
daughters, Theodocia and Judith, and a granddaughter Rachel 
Booker; a grandson, Samuel Cobbs, is also mentioned. 


Thomas Cobbs appears on the records of Albemarle in deed 
book 2, August 11, 1760. His will is also on record in which 
he names two sons and one daughter, Thomas and Charles Cobbs 
and Mary Campbell. His two sons are named as executors. 
His will was probated June 11, 1761. 

Thomas Cobbs, the son of above Thomas and executor of his 
father's will, appears on deed book 12, page 508, Albemarle 
county, Virginia, May 11, 1797. Thomas Cobbs and Mary his 

wife convey certain lands to Garth in Albemarle county 

and commission is appointed by the county court in 1802 to ob- 
tain Nancy Cobbs' alienation of dower. 

Charles Cobbs, another son of the above Thomas Cobbs, ap- 
pears on the records of Albemarle, deed book 2, page 272, in a 
deed from William Walton to Charles Cobbs, both of Albemarle. 
Charles Cobbs married a daughter of this William Walton and 
removed to Campbell county, Virginia, where his will is on rec- 
ord. He left a large family of sons and daughters, but they 
seem to have lost all trace of their ancestry beyond Thomas 
Cobbs of 1760. There can be no doubt that they descended from 
the same line of the other Cobbs of which we have been treating, 
but they have lost the connecting link. 



Stereotyped family history informs us that during the reign 
of Charles II, three brothers, Nicholas, Charles and David 
]\Ieriwether left Wales and emigrated to the colony of Virginia. 
WTiether there were three or more is not important. It is certain 
that Nicholas came, and as he will furnish more material than we 
can handle we will content ourselves with him for the present. 

Nicholas Meriwether was born in Wales toward the close 
of the sixteenth century and died December 19, 1678. He was 
the father of Nicholas, the present subject of our sketch, and the 
other two traditional brothers. 

Nicholas Meriwether, son of the above-named Nicholas, was 
born in Wales, 1647, and died in Virginia 1744. He married Eliz- 
abeth Crawford, daughter of David Crawford of New Kent coun- 
ty, Virginia, and had children as follows : William Meriweth- 
er, David Meriwether, Thomas Meriwether, Nicholas Meriwether, 
Elizabeth Meriwether, Sarah Meriwether, Mary Meriwether, 
Jane Meriwether. 

The Meriwether family, confined to Nicholas and Elizabeth 
Crawford, would furnish material in itself to make up an ordi- 
nary library. I will therefore attempt only a partial sketch of 
the family, confining myself to the descendants of Jane, who 
has been already disposed of under the head of her husband. Col. 
Robert Lewis of Belvoir, and David, who married Ann Holmes. 

2 David Meriwether, son of Nicholas Meriwether and Eliz- 
abeth Crawford, born about 1685, married Ann Holmes, daughter 
of George Holmes, and had children as follows : Thomas, Fran- 
cis, Nicholas, Ann, Sarah, David. 

Genealogists differ as to whether Thomas Meriwether, who 
married Elizabeth Thornton, was a son of David or William Mer" 
iwether. I have, however, selected David, as the weight of evi- 
dence seems to be in his favor. 



3 Thos. Meriwether, oldest child of David Meriwether and 
Ann Holmes, born 1714-15, died 1756. He married Elizabetli 
Thornton and had children as follows: Nicholas, Francis, Da- 
vid, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Ann, and Lucy Meriwether, bom 
February 4, 1752. She married first, Col. William Lewis and was 
the mother of Meriwether Lewis, of whom mention is made on 
another page. She married second. Col. Marks, an officer of the 
Revolutionary army. She died September 8, 1837, in her eighty' 
sixth year; Mildred, Thomas, and Jane — as Governor Gilmer 
calls her, "Pretty Jane Meriwether." She married Samuel Dab- 
ney; she was the recognized beauty of the circle in which slie 
moved, verj'' pretty, very rich, and very much courted. Her 
sphere was necessarily wide. 

William, youngest son of David Meriwether and his wife, 
Ann Holmes, born December 25, 1730, in Louisa county, Vir- 
ginia, married Martha Cox Wood and had eight children, among 
wliom was David Wood Meriwether who was born in 1756 and 
married Mary Lewis, daughter of John Lewis of Spottsylvania 
county, Virginia. He moved to Kentucky, and died in 1795. 

The following notes on the Meriwether family will be nec- 
essarily desultory, as the names are so numerous that it is im- 
possible in the space allowed to take them up in regular order. 
They will be for the most part confined to the descendants of 
Thomas, James and William Meriwether, sons of David Meri- 
wether and Ann Holmes his wife: 

4 Frank Meriwether, born October 31, 1737, was a son of Thom- 
as Meriwether and Elizabeth Thornton, married Martha 
Jamison, and from this marriage ten children resulted three 
sons and seven daughters: Thomas, Valentine, Nicholas, 
Mary, Mildred, Elizabeth, Lucy, Margaret, Nancy and Sa- 

(This member of the ]Meriwether family, being included in 
Governor Gilmer's book as one of the North Georgia settlers, was 
doubtless among the pioneers of Broad river, and in further con- 
firmation of this, it may be mentioned that two of his children, a 



son and daughter, married a daughter and son of Governor Mat- 
hews. ) 

4 David Meriwether, third son of Thomas Meriwether and Eliz- 
abeth Thornton, born September 2, 1739, married Mary 
Harvie. They had only two children, a son and a daughter: 
Lewis B. Meriwether married Elizabeth Johnson, and Mary 
married Benjamin Taliaferro. (David Meriwether was also 
one of the Broad river Colony mentioned by Governor Gil- 
mer in his "North Georgians/' and it is recorded in the his- 
tory of Georgia Methodism, that the first conference held 
in the State was at the house of David Meriwether in the 
forks of Broad river, 1784.) 

4 Mary Meriwether, daughter of Thomas Meriwether and Eliz- 

abeth Thornton, born April 4, 1742, married Peachy R. Gil- 
mer of Albemarle county, Virginia. They had two sons and 
four daughters: Thomas Gilmer, George Gilmer, Mary 
Peachy, Lucy, Elizabeth and Francis, who married Richard 

5 Thomas Gilmer, son of Mary Meriwether and her husband 

Peachy R. Gilmer, born about 1765, maried Elizabeth Lewis' 
daughter of Thomas Lewis, and granddaughter of Irish 
John Lewis of Augusta county, Virginia. They had eight 
children: Peachy Ridgway Gilmer, Thomas L. Gilmer, 
Mary, John, Wm. B., Charles Lewis, Lucy Anne, and 
George Rockingham Gilmer, who married Eliza Fran- 
ces Grattan. (This family was also among the pioneers of 
Broad river, having left Virginia with the general exodus of 
the Meriwethers, just after the close of the Revolution, and 
the last-named son, George Rockingham Gilmer, represented 
his district in Congress for many years, and was twice Gov- 
ernor of Georgia. A more extended notice of him will be 
given in the closing pages of the Meriwether family.) 
4 Elizabeth Meriwether, daughter of Thomas Meriwether and 
Elizabeth Thornton, born March 3, 1744, married Thomas 
Johnson of Louisa county, Virginia, known as "Sheriff 



Tom." They had a large family of children, among whom 
were Mary who married Henry Winston, Elizabeth who 
married the Rev. John Poindexter, Rebecca who married Jo- 
seph Winston, Lucy who married Wm. Quarles, Sarah who 
married Richard Overton, and Nanny who married Charles 
4 Sarah Meriwether, daughter of Thomas Meriwether and Eliz- 
abeth Thornton, born November 26, 1746, married Michael 
Anderson and had five children. No marriages recorded. 

4 Ann Meriwether, daughter of Thomas Meriwether and Eliza- 

beth Thornton, born Mayl, 1750, married Richard Anderson 
and had seven children. 

5 David Meriwether Anderson, son of Ann Meriwether and Rich" 

ard Anderson as above, married first, Susan Moore, and sec- 
ond, Mrs. Mary Walker Leitch. Issue by first marriage: 
Ann, Catherine, Richard, Lucy Jane, Elizabeth Moore, Lew- 
is; no children by second marriage. 

6 Ann Anderson, oldest daughter of David Anderson and Susan 

Moore, married William Porter and had two children: Helen 
Porter, and J. Meriwether Porter. 

6 Lewis Anderson, son of David Anderson and Susan Moore, 

ried Eliza M. L. Leitch and had six children: Susan Moore, 
David Johnson, Nannie, Margaret, Ellen Overton, and War- 
ner Lewis. 

7 J. Meriwether Porter, son of Ann Anderson and William Por- 

ter, married Mary Boothe and had three children: Nannie, 
Kate and Nellie. 

7 Susan Moore Anderson, daughter of Lewis Anderson and Eliza 
Leitch, married John R. McMurdo and had a number of 
children, but the names of only three have been obtained: 
Eliza, Susan and John, Jr. 

5 Elizabeth Anderson, daughter of Ann Meriwether and Richard 
Anderson, married Waddy Thomson. This Waddy Thom- 
son was the son, by a former marriage, of the first Waddy 
Thomson of Albemarle county, Virginia and whose second 
wife was Mary Lewis, widow of Samuel Cobbs and daughter 



of Robert Lewis of Belvoir. Mr. George Woods Meriwether 
of Louisville^ Kentucky, sa5's in his sketch of the Meriwetlier 
family, that Waddy Thomson, whom he describes as Waddy 
Thomson of South Carolina, whose son was in Congress a 
number of years from that State, and also minister to Mex- 
ico, was the same that married Elizabeth Anderson. He died 
in Greenville, South Carolina, at an advanced age, in 1845. 
This settles the identit\^ of Waddy Thomson of South Caro- 
lina who was minister to Mexico, as the grandson of Waddy 
Thomson who married Mary Lewis Cobbs. 
Lucy ^leriwether, daughter of Thomas Meriwether and Eliz- 
abeth Thornton, married first, Col. W^m. Lewis, second. Col. 
Marks. Her descendants by her first marriage are noted un- 
der the head of the Lewis family. Col. Wm. Lewis being one 
of the sons of Robert Lewis of Belvoir. By her second mar- 
riage Lucy Meriwether had two children : Dr. John Marks 
and a daughter named Mary who married a gentleman nam- 
ed Moore. Mary Moore and her husband removed to Texas 
and left issue. Among them were Hon. George Fellows, 
chief justice of the State, and others. 
Mildred Meriwether daughter of Thomas Meriwether and 
Elizabeth Thornton, married John Gilmer and had eight 
children : Thomas, Nicholas, George, Francis, David, Har- 
rison, Sarah, Elizabeth and James. 
Jane Meriwether, youngest child of Thomas Meriwether and 
Elizabeth Thornton, who has already been mentioned, irreg- 
ularly, is taken up again to supply omissions. She was born 
April 3, 1757. Her mother provided wholly for her in her 
will. She having been born after her father's death, was 
not provided for in his will. Mrs. Elizabeth Thornton Mer- 
iwether, after the death of her first husband, married Col. 
Robert Lewis of Belvoir. As before stated, "Pretty Jane 
Meriwether" married Samuel Dabney, and had eleven chil- 
dren: William, Samuel, Thomas, George, Elizabetli, 
Charles, Frank, Richard, Mildred, Edmund and John Dab- 



James Meriwether son of David Meriwether and his wife, Ann 
Holmes, born June 1, 1729, married Judith Hardenis Burn- 
ly. They had three children. General David JNIeriwether be- 
ing the oldest. 

General David Meriwether was born in Louisa county, Vir- 
ginia, 1754, died in Clark county, Georgia, 1832. He 
married Miss Frances Wingfield of Wilkes county, Geor- 
gia, in 1782. They had eight children: John who 
lived in Alabama; Major James who married several 
times and his daughter Fannie married Thomas W. Cobb 
who was in the United States Senate, and for whom Cobb 
county was named ; Dr. Wm. Meriwether, Fannie, George 
David, Thomas, Judith who married Rev. Mr. Henning, 
some of whose descendants are now living in Memphis, Ten- 
nessee. David Meriwether entered the Revolutionary army 
in the Virginia Continental line and continued in active ser- 
vice, except when in captivity, until the close of war. He 
participated in the battles of Monmouth, Trenton, Brandy- 
wine, Germantown, and the seiges of Savannah and Charles- 
ton. He was twice elected to Congress and was appointed 
to fill an unexpired term in the United States Senate. He 
was appointed by the President of United States in conjunc- 
tion with General Jackson, to treat with the Southern In- 
dians, and held many other positions of trust and honor. 

James Meriwether, second son of General David Meriwether^ 
married and with his family removed to Tennessee near 
Memphis. He was commissioned under the general govern- 
ment to make treaties with the Creek and Cherokee Indians. 
He represented his district in Congress before leaving Geor- 

Dr. Wm. Meriwether, third son of General David Meriwether, 
married a Miss Malory and left a son and daughter. He 
gave up medicine on account of health, studied law and was 
admitted to the bar. 

James Meriwether, second son of James and Judith Burnly 
Meriwether, born 1776, married Sarah Meriwether, a rela* 



tive and had six children, only one of whom left issue. Wm. 
Meriwether of Louisville, Kentucky, was his grandchild. 
Wm. Meriwether, third son of James and Judith Burnly Mer- 
iwether, married a Menslow and left six children. 
David Meriwether, second son of Wm. Meriwether, last named, 
was born in Louisa county, Virginia, October 30, 1800. He 
removed to Kentucky in early life and his first business ven- 
ture was in the fur trade, which he conducted with energy, 
and in which he was eminently successful. When yet a young 
man he entered politics as a Democrat, and between 1832 
and 1883 he was thirteen times elected to the Kentucky Leg- 
islature, becoming speaker of the House in 1859. He was 
in the Constitutional Convention of 1849, and upon the death 
of Henry Clay, was appointed by Governor Powell to fill 
his unexpired term in the United States Senate; under Pres- 
ident Pierce's administration he was territorial governor of 
New Mexico from 1853 to 1857. He married Sarah Leonard 
of Massachusetts, and had seven children: Catherine, Wil- 
liam Augustine, Orlando Raymond, James Beverly, Eliza- 
beth, Mary, David. 

6 ^Catherine H. B. Meriwether, daughter of Governor Da- 
vid Meriwether married Edmund A. Graves of Leba- 
non, Kentucky. Issue: Edmund A. Graves of San 
Jose, California; William. Charles, John. 
6 ^Wm. Augustine Meriwether, oldest son of Gov. Meri- 
wether married first, Lizzie Morselle, second, Mrs. Ju- 
lia Morselle Tryon. 
6 ^Orlando Raymond Meriwether married Rebecca Owen. 
6 ^ James Beverly, third son of Gov. David Meriwether mar- 
ried, first, Martha Reid, and second, Rebecca Reider. 
6 ^Elizabeth Winslow Meriwether married John Williams. 
6 ^Mary Leonard Meriwether married John Bartlett. 
6 "David Albert Meriwether married Alice Armistead and 
had one child — Dixie. 
William Meriwether, son of David Meriwether and Ann 
Holmes, married Martha Cox Wood of Louisa county, Vir- 



ginia, and had eight children: Elizabeth married Nicholas 
Meriwether and died November 27, 1784; Martha married 
George Meriwether and died 1786; David Wood Meriweth- 
er, born 1756, died 1797, married Mary Lewis, daughter of 
John Lewis of Spottsylvania county, Virginia; Mary (Lew- 
is) Meriwether, died 1801. 

4 William Meriwether, second son of William and Martha Cox 

Meriwether, bom 1757-8, married Sarah Oldham, May 24, 
1788, and died June 26, 1814. His wife died 1830. Mil- 
dred, Sarah, Valentine, and Ann, were the other four. 

5 Sarah Lewis, youngest daughter of David Wood Meriwether 

and Mary Lewis, born September 9, 1794, married first Da- 
vid Farnsly, January 2, 1814, and second Ebenezer Wil- 
liams, September 3, 1832, and died 1854. By her first mar- 
riage she had six children and by her second marriage she 
had two, Leah Anne, and Sarah Ebenezer. 

6 Leah Ann Williams, oldest daughter of Sarah Lewis Meriweth- 

er and Ebenezer Williams, married Charles Pawson Atmore 
and had six children: Wm. Ebenezer, Charles Pawson, 
Mary Lloyd, Cary, George Williams and Annie, born De- 
cember 8, 1858, married Paul Caine, December 1880. 

7 Annie Atmore, Great-granddaughter of David Wood Meri- 

wether and his wife Mary Lewis, married Paul Caine of 
Louisville, Kentucky, and have two children, Sidney Atmore 
and Idelle Meriwether, born respectively, June 26, 1883, 
and August 3, 1884. 
2 Nicholas Meriwether son of Nicholas Meriwether and Eliza- 
beth Crawford was born 1699 and married Mildred Thorn- 
ton. The exact date of his death is not known. We learn, 
however, from the will of his father that he died previous 
to the making of that instrument, December 12, 1743, as he 
is referred to in that, as "Nicholas Meriwether, deceased," 
and one negro girl is bequeathed to his daughter Mildred. 
There is very little known of the children of this marriage, 
except the above reference to Mildred, and from tradition, 
and numerous records, which go to confirm same, that he had 
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a son Thomas who married Jane Lewis, daughter of Robert 
Lewis of Belvoir. 
3 Thomas Meriwether, son of the above-named Nicholas Meri- 
wether, was born about 1725, and married Jane, eldest 
daughter of Col. Robert Lewis of Belvoir. That this Thom- 
as Meriwether was the son of Nicholas and Mildred Thorn- 
ton is shown by the most conclusive proofs: First, the elder 
Nicholas makes no mention of any sons except William, Da- 
vid, and Nicholas. David had no son Thomas, and William's 
son Thomas married Elizabeth Thornton, so that this Thom- 
as had nowhere else to look for his paternity; second, these 
three sons of Nicholas Meriwether and Elizabeth Crawford 
being the only males of this generation of the Meriwether 
name, it necessarily follows that this Thomas was the son of 
Nicholas Meriwether and Mildred Thornton. That this Thos. 
married Jane Lewis of Belvoir is equally clear, as there was 
only one other of the name in the Colony "at the time and he 
married Elizabeth Thornton. It is only necessary to show 
that Jane Lewis married a Thomas Meriwether, and this is 
abundantly proved by the will of her father and that of 
Samuel Cobbs who married her sister, and who refers to her 
as the wife of Thos. Meriwether; and, finally, Thomas Meri- 
wether and Jane his wife join in a deed to Charles Lewis of 
Albemarle, conveying land in 1766. So that it is clearly 
shown that the only two Meriwethers of this generation, by 
the name of Thomas, married respectively Elizabeth Thorn- 
ton and Jane Lewis. Some of the descendants of Thomas 
Meriwether and Jane Lewis have been obtained and herewith 

3 Thomas Meriwether and Jane Lewis had the following: Wm. 

Meriwether, bom 1751; Robert Meriwether, born 1752; 
Thomas Meriwether, born 1754; and Mary, Jane, Elizabeth, 
Nicholas and Richard, younger children, date of birth not 

4 Wm. Meriwether, son of Thomas Meriwether and Jane Lewis, 

born 1751, had issue as follows: Thomas, born 1781; Fran- 



cis, born 1785; Matilda, born 1790; Lucinda, born 1800; 
Jane, born 1783; William, bom 1792; Robert, born 1795. 

5 Robert Meriwether, son of the last-named William, and grand- 

son of Thomas ^Meriwether and Jane Lewis, married Martha 
Fuqua Baker and had issue as follows : Francis Meriwether, 
born 1824; Martha Meriwether, born 1827. 

6 Martha Meriwether, daughter of Robert Meriwether and Mar- 

tha Fuqua Baker, and great-granddaughter of Thomas Mer- 
iwether and Jane Lewis, was born 1827 and married David 
W. Lewis and had issue as follows: Fannie Grattan Lewis, 
born 1852, married H. H. Perry of Georgia. Martha Whit- 
ten Lewis, born 1855, married Luther B. Ramsauer, Geor- 
gia; Anna, born 1857, married Wm. Garrett; Willie Wells, 

born , married James H. Littlefield of Texas; Mary 

Reagan, born 1862, married W. F. Crussell of Georgia. 

The children of Thos. Meriwether will be found with those 
of Jane Lewis. 

This short sketch of the Meriwether family has not been 
from lack of material. As stated in the outset, this family fur- 
nishes enough material for a library. It would have been impos- 
sible, however, in a work of this scope, to have taken up and fol- 
lowed out all of the lines, and to have attempted it would have 
destroyed all interest in a general review of the leading members 
of the family. Enough has been given to preserve the general 
features of a family history and to assist any one in search of 
information in working out their lines. The line of Jane Meri- 
wether, daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Crawford, has been 
run down to completion under the head of her husband, Robert 
Lewis of Belvoir, and the lines of David and the second Nicholas 
have been followed up as far as information could be obtained. 
We will now conclude this sketch with a notice of George Rock- 
ingham Gilmer and Meriwether Lewis, either one of whose lives 
furnishes a family history, in itself of which any family should 
be proud: 



This member of the Meriwether family was descended on all 
sides from one of the most distinguished connections of his day 
and generation. The Gilmers being leaders in Virginia, politi- 
cally and professionally, united with the Meriwethers, and then 
added to that the sturdy Scotch-Irish characteristics of Irish 
John Lewis, and you have something of the make-up of George 
Rockingham Gilmer. His grandfather, Peachy Ridgway Gilmer, 
born about 1735, married Mary Meriwether, daughter of Thomas 
Meriwether and Elizabeth Thornton, born AprU 4, 1742, and 
their son Thomas, father of George Rockingham Gilmer, mar- 
ried Elizabeth Lewis, daughter of Thomas Lewis, and grand- 
daughter of Irish John Lewis of Augusta county, Virginia, thus 
combining, as above stated, the elements going to make up his 
remarkable character. 

At what time Governor Gilmer came to Georgia is not defi- 
nitely known. He may have been a native Georgian as many of 
his Meriwether kin came to Georgia at the close of the Revolu- 
tion, and he was born about 1790. Be this as it may, he was a 
Virginian by blood, and a thorough Georgian by adoption. He 
represented his district in Congress for many years and was twice 
governor of the State. He was an extreme Whig which party 
had succeeded the Federal party, and the antagonism between 
them and the Democratic party, and especially General Jackson, 
was intense. In this antagonism Governor Gilmer shared, and 
at times "out Heroded Herod." He fought Jackson's Adminis- 
tration with all of the vigor of his bright mind, and when his 
logic and reasoning powers failed to check the admirers and fol- 
lowers of Jackson, he would turn loose upon them his ridicule 
and sarcasm in which he excelled. For ridicule "Nancy Hart" 
was his model. Nancy was a Revolutionary heroine, whose de- 
votion to the cause of freedom was equaled by few and surpassed 
by none; but she was red-headed and cross-eyed and utterly re- 
gardless of all of the conventionalities of life and many were the 
deeds of heroism that she performed, and many times the Tories 



■were made to stand in mortal dread of "Nancy Hart." On the 
occasion of a band of Tories raiding through North Georgia, a 
party of three stopped at her house. She was alone, and they 
ordered her to prepare supper for them which she proceeded to 
do. When they sat down to eat she seized a musket and or- 
dered them to surrender. As she had the "drop on them" and be- 
ing cross-eyed, thej^ did not know which one she was pointing at, 
all of them threw up their hands. She stood guard over them all 
night and next morning carried them off, prisoners to the camp 
of the patriots. 

In order to curry favor with General Jackson after he be- 
came president, there was always some member of the House of- 
f erring some resolution appealing to his vanity, one of which was, 
that all of the vacant niches in the rotunda of the Capitol be filled 
with paintings of the different battles he had fought. To this 
Governor Gilmer made no objection but offered an amendment, 
reserving one place for a painting of Nancy Hart crossing Broad 
river with her clothes in one hand and a musket in the other, 
marching three Tory prisoners to the camp of Capt. Cook. It is 
needless to say that the resolution was killed. 

The political school to which Governor Gilmer attached him- 
self, rapidly become more and more unpopular, and while his 
party embodied hosts of the best element of the country, con- 
trolled to a large extent by the giant mind of Henry Clay, yet 
the rank and file drifted away from the teaching of the fathers, 
and Governor Gilmer's success and even usefulness was materi- 
ally crippled thereby. It will be remembered that Kentucky was 
always a Whig State until after the war, and that Tennessee 
voted against Polk (her own son), for President. 


Meriwether Lewis has been sketched and the story of his ex- 
peditions fully told under that head of the Lewis family, and the 
result of that expedition has told its own story and become part 
of American history, but why it should ever have become known 
in history as the expedition of Lewis and Clark passes compre- 
hension, and proves that history is no bar to fiction, but often 
serves as a basis upon which to build it. The expedition was in 



no sense the Expedition of Lewis and Clark, but the expedition 
of Meriwether Lewis. It is true that Clark was with Lewis and 
that he was a commissioned officer, but he was there by the per- 
mission of Lewis — simply as commandant of the privates. 

Mr. Jefferson had just effected the Louisiana purchase, but 
that did not reach to the Pacific and the only means of ac- 
complishing this end was by discovery and occupation. And to 
this end he turned his attention at once. In his letter appointing 
Lewis to carry his plans into execution, under date Jvme 20, 
1803, he uses this prefatory language: "Your situation as Sec- 
retary of the President of the United States has made you ac- 
quainted with the object of my confidential message to congress, 
of January 1 8, 1 803. You have seen the act and you are appoint- 
ed to carry its provisions into execution." Clark's name was at 
no time mentioned in connection with the expedition. So broad 
was the authority given Lewis that he was authorized to name 
his successor so that, in the event of his death, no confusion would 
result, and Clark could not have succeeded to the command unless 
named by Lewis. Therefore, Clarks name has no legitimate con- 
nection with it. 


Far be it from the authors of this history to detract either 
from the merits or fame of Captain Clark, or to fail to mete out 
to him the just mead of praise to which he is entitled. Indeed, 
every one connected with that expedition is entitled to all praise, 
from Lewis down to the humblest private, and while the names 
of only two are perpetuated in history, they were all a band of 
heroes. It was only with reference to the strict historical text 
that I was referring. The reader is cited to the appointmient of, 
and instructions to, Lewis by Mr. Jefferson under head of "Lew- 
is family." 

There is no doubt that there was Congressional recognition 
of the services of Captain Clark after their return, which neces- 
sarily connected Clark with the expedition, but until it had been 
completed, "Lewis" was the only name known. 


McAllister family. 

In the list of American families there are very few whose 
history antedates that of McAllister or whose descendants have 
better reason to hold in high esteem than those who have come 
down in that line, for they have back of them an ancestry whose 
lives were remarkable mostly for the performance of worthy 
deeds ; or whose ancestral record has been better maintained by 
those following in succession. Many, it is true, have fallen short 
of the true standard, but as a rule, with a steady of purpose, like 
the needle to the pole, in every generation, they have left "foot- 
prints upon the sand of time." 

The McAllisters are descended from McAllister McDonalds, 
the progenitors of the McAllisters, who flourished about 1263, 
who traced back to Somerled, Thayne of Arguyle and first 
Lord of the Isles, who was son of Magnus, sometimes called 
"Barefoot," King of Norway. They were also maternally de- 
scended from a sister of Robert Bruce (The Bruce) who married 
a Highland Chief of that name. The family crest is an upraised 
arm and hand with a cross, crosslet, fitchel and the motto: "Pes 
Mane Pes Terras." 

The McAllisters were not among the early settlers in the 
colonies, as it was well up in the eighteenth century when they 
made their appearance on this side the Atlantic. But while Penn- 
sylvania was yet a wilderness, two traditional brothers (some sav 
three but the authors were never able to find the third), came 
over from Scotland. These were Archibald and Hugh McAllis- 
ter who landed at Philadelphia 1732. Archibald took up lands 
and settled in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, which then em- 
braced all of the territory west of the Susquehanna river. Hugh 
McAllister came farther south and settled in Maryland where 
the town of Cumberland was afterwards built. 

Archibald McAllister located at Big Spring, near where the 



town of York now stands, and with his wife, who came from Scot- 
land with him, spent their lives at that place, where they raised 
their family. They had six sons and two daughters: John Mc- 
Allister, Richard McAllister, James McAllister, Archibald Mc- 
Allister, Daniel McAllister, Andrew McAllister, Mary McAllis- 
ter, Jean McAllister. 

It is not intended to trace the descendants of Archibald Mc- 
Allister further than to give brief sketches of a few of them 
whose names belong to history, as Miss Mary McAllister one of 
his descendants, and daughter of Mr. James H. McAllister of 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has published a complete history of 
all of the generations. 

2 Col. Richard McAllister was no doubt the most conspic- 
uous of Archibald McAllister's sons. He commanded a regiment 
under Washington's immediate command, and was with him in 
all of the principal engagements of the Revolution. Col. Rich- 
ard McAllister had ten children, as follows: 

3 *Jane, born March 3, 1750, married Robert White of George- 
town, District of Columbia. 

3 ^Abdiel, died single. He served with Arnold at the siege of 
Montreal and Quebec, was taken prisoner and paroled. 

3 ^Mary McAllister, died single. 

3 ^Archibald McAllister, born 1756, married Elizabeth Carson 
and had six children. He served in the Revolutionary army 
with the rank of captain. 

3 ^Mathew was born May 4, 1758, died in Savannah, Georgia. 
He married Maria Hannah Gibbons and was the father of 
Mathew Hall McAllister of whom more will be seen hereaf- 

3 ®Nancy married Patrick Hays. 

3 'Elizabeth married a cousin, John McAllister, and removed to 

3 ^Sarah, born April 28, 1765, married John Orme. She was 
the grandmother of Dr. Orme of Atlanta. 

3 ^Richard, born August 28, 1763, died in Georgia. 

3 ^^Margaret, born February 23, 1767, died single. 



3 ^^Jessie^ born February 23, 1768, married and had several 

John McAllister who married Elizabeth McAllister, daugh- 
ter of Col. Richard McAllister, was doubtless the grandfather 
of Judge Wm. McAllister of Nashville, Tennessee. It is true 
that Judge McAllister says that his grandfather married a Miss 
Aikin, but he says that he was from Taseytown, Maryland and 
as this is the locality in which John McAllister resided, and the 
records show that he was a widower when he left there for Ten- 
nessee, his marriage with Miss Aikin was no doubt a second mar- 

Another circumstance goes to confirm this conclusion. Judge 
McAllister spells his name with one "1," and the records show 
that this John McAllister did the same, notwithstanding the fact 
that his first wife who was his first cousin, spelled her name with 
two "I's," and his father-in-law. Col. Richard McAllister, who 
was his father's brother, spelled his name witli two "I's." This 
incident goes to show how easily families may lose their identity, 
as Judge McAllister is still at sea as to his ancestry back of his 

Many of the relatives of Judge McAllister are to be found 
in Tennessee and many of the name doubtless belonging to the 
same family, are scattered over Kentucky, Missouri, and other 
States, but so negligent have the American people been in keep- 
ing up with their family lines that the great majority have lost 
all clue to their ancestry. The wife of General Humphrey Mar- 
shall of Kentucky, member of the United States Congress from 
that State, and also of the Confederate Congress, and general in 
the Confederate army was a McAllister. 

Mathew McAllister, fifth child of Col. Richard McAllister, 
as before stated, was born May 4, 1758, and removed to Savan- 
nah. He left a number of sons and daughters who have not 
only scattered throughout Georgia, but their descendants may 
be found from New York to California. 

4 Mathew Hall McAllister, was a son of Mathew McAlli«- 



ter and Mariah Gibbons, born and raised in Georgia, and edu- 
cated in the best schools. He chose the law as his profession 
and soon forged to the front, both at the bar and in politics, 
but as he belonged to the old WTiig party, which was then fast 
losing popularity in the South, it generally fell to his lot to lead 
a forlorn hope. He led his party in a number of campaigns in 
Georgia, and while he always acquitted himself creditably, no 
human power could withstand the current that had set in and 
that bore Democracy on to victory. Too firmly fixed in his polit- 
ical opinions to think of changing them and too conscientious to 
falsify his convictions, seeing no probability of a change in Geor- 
gia, he turned his face to the setting sun and the Golden Gate, 
and cast his lot in California. This was in 1850, when the gold 
fever was at its height. IMcAllister was no gold-hunter in the 
ordinary sense of the term; yet he knew full well that amid the 
flow of prosperity he would doubtless share his part. 

Mathew Hall McAllister went to the front of the bar upon 
his arrival in California, for his reputation had gone before him, 
and he was soon elevated to the Supreme bench of the State. His 
career as an attorney and also as jurist, after going to Cali- 
fornia, was to say the least, brilliant, far outshining any political 
fame that he could have won in Georgia, even if he had been suc- 
cessful. He had four sons: one graduated from West Point and 
was an officer in the United States army; his other sons were 
lawyers; two of them were Supreme Court Judges in California, 
and the fourth, the eccentric Ward McAllister, came east and 
became a well known figure in New York society. 

Ward McAllister needs no eulogy from me, much less does 
he stand in need of any introduction to the public. His reputa- 
tion was public property for twenty years before he died. He 
made it so. He did not seek poptdarity or notoriety, but while 
he very successfully avoided the first he could not escape the 
latter. He was accused of toadying to the moneyed aristocracy 
of New York for gain ; he neither toadied nor sought to profit by 
his connection with society. He was a man of ample means and 
his family the social equal of the wealthiest nabobs of Europe 



or America, but he loved the best in everything, and sought it 
among the wealthy. His book, "Society as I found it" doubt- 
less gave him more notoriety than anything else, or everything 
else put together. 


HUGH McAllister. 

It is passing strange that ancestral lines, though of so much 
importance, often involving financial interests of vast proportions 
are so lightly esteemed and allowed to pass from the memory of 
the descendants, and sometimes to become entirely obliterated in 
so short a time. 

Hugh McAllister came over from Scotland in 1732, the same 
year that Archibald came over, and like Archibald landed at Phil- 
adelphia. As the sequel shows, they both penetrated the forest, 
but cast their lots in different localities. There can be no doubt 
that these two Scotchmen were brothers, as undisputed family 
history says "two brothers came over together," but before tlie 
third generation had came upon the scene the descendants of each 
had entirely lost sight of each other. The descendants of Hugh 
did not know what had become of Archibald, and the descend- 
ants of Archibald only knew that their ancestor had a brother 
who came over from Scotland with him, and did not even know 
his name, but had a family tradition that he had "gone South," 
when in fact he had only crossed the Maryland line from Penn- 
sylvania, and then two brothers had raised their families within 
less than one hundred miles of each other. It must be considered, 
however, that a hundred miles at that time meant five days of 
laborious travel, through dense forest, over which roamed hostile 
Indians and presented much greater difficulties than crossing tlie 
Atlantic now. 

Hugh McAllister, as has been seen, came over from Scotland 
1732, landing in Philadelphia and, as tradition says, "came 
South," but as the sequel shows, settled in western Maryland 
where the town of Cumberland now stands. Here he spent his 
entire life and raised his family, among whom were four sons: 
Hugh, William, John and James. While these sons doubtless par- 
ticipated in the Revolution, nothing is known of their war history, 



except John, and only the record of his enlistment and commis- 
sion is known. Of John McAllister more will be said hereaf- 
ter. William ^McAllister married and left descendants. General 
Robert McAllister of New Jersey, who was an officer in the Fed- 
eral army during the war between the States, was a grandson of 
Hugh McAllister and son of William McAllister; a daughter of 
General Robert McAllister married Governor James H. Beavers 
of Pennsylvania and resides at Bellfont, Centre county, Pennsyl- 
vania, and another, Mrs. J. H. Baldwin, resides at Edgwood 
Park, Aleghenny county, Pennsylvania. 

2 John McAllister, son of Hugh ^McAllister, was born at 
Cumberland, Maryland, about 1745, and died in Campbell coun- 
ty, Virginia, 1821. In a list of officers in Col. Thomas Hartley's 
Pennsylvania battalion, dated Middlebrook, 17th June, 1777, 
captain Archibald McAllister's name appears; date of commis- 
sion, April 18, 1777. 

In the same list John McAllister's name is mentioned as 
quartermaster. His commission is dated April 17, 1777. 

2 John McAllister came South at the close of the Ameri- 
can Revolution and purchased lands in Campbell county, Vir- 
ginia, as early as 1787, on what was known as Falling river. He 
married Miss Elizabeth McReynolds of that county, by whom he 
had five children, all sons: Joseph, John, James, William and 
Thomas. John McAllister's will, dated April 14, 1818, was pro- 
bated at Campbell Courthouse, June 6, 1821. 

3 ^Joseph McAllister born 1783, married Miss Helen, a relative, 
and about 1830 emigrated to Western Kentucky. They had 
two sons, Shepard and William. 

3 -John McAllister married Miss Moors, emigrated to Indiana 
and then to Illinois. They had a family of four : Thomas 
Bell and Christopher, and two daughters. John McAllister 
was a lawyer of brilliant promise. 

3 ^James McAllister married Miss Hopkins of Bedford county, 
Virginia. He died young. They had one son, John Hop- 
kins McAllister. He was living in Virginia as late as 1872. 
His mother had died a short time previous to that time. 



^William C. McAllister, born 1789, died 1841, aged 52. He 
married Miss Sarah White Cobbs, daughter of Captain Rob- 
ert Cobbs of Campbell county. Wm. C. McAllister was act- 
ive and prominent both in political and judicial life. He 
represented his county in the Legislature from time to time". 
His will is probated at Campbell Courthouse, June, 1841. 
William C. McAllister and Sarah White Cobbs had only 
two children to reach adxilt age, Robert Cobbs and John 

1 Robert Cobbs McAllister was born May 3, 1830, in Camp- 
bell county, Virginia. He selected medicine as his profes- 
sion, graduating from the Richmond Medical College 1857. 
He married Miss Moore of Appomattox county, Virginia. 
They never had any children. Dr. McAllister practiced his 
profession in Campbell and Appomattox counties, Virginia, 
until 1878, at which time he removed to Morgan county, 
Tennessee, where he had practiced with remarkable success 
for 26 years. He has been in active and successful prac- 
tice for 47 years, and is now nearing his 75th birthday. 

2 John Meriwether McAllister, born October S, 1833, in Camp- 
bell county, Virginia, married Miss Frances Ann Dib- 
rell, daughter of Mr. Charles Lee Dibrell of Lynchburg, 
Virginia, August 18, 1857. He chose the law as his profes- 
sion, attending the Lexington Law School, then Washington 
College (now Washington and Lee University), graduating 
in the class of 1856. But before he had fairly gotten set- 
tled down in his profession the rude hand of war changed all 
of his plans, and he drifted into railroad operations, making 
his headquarters at Atlanta, Georgia. John Meriwether Mc- 
Allister and Frances Ann Dibrell had eight children, but 
only two lived to be grown, Frances Elizabeth and Robert 
Lewis Dibrell. [Mr. J. M. McAllister who assisted so ma- 
terially in the compilation of "Genealogies of the Lewis and 
Kindred Families" died March 9, 1906, while the book was 
being printed. — L. B. T.] 

Frances Elizabeth McAllister known among her friends as 
"Lizzie McAllister," was an intellectual star of the bright- 



est magnitude, but with no physique to sustain it. She grad- 
uated with honors from the best schools in Georgia. She 
took to literature, wrote character and dialect stories succes- 
fully, and became widely and favorably known as a writer 
of short stories. She married Dr. Wm. H. Leyden, Decem- 
ber 8 1897 whom she survived several years. They lett 
two children, Estelle Dibrell, and John McAllister, though 
his mother, after his father's death, added to his name 
"Wm. Herring." She died May 18, 1901. 
5 Robert Lewis Dibrell McAllister was born in Atlanta, Georgia, 
December 2, 1872. Was educated in the Atlanta Schools, 
graduated from Auburn College, Alabama, and the Univer- 
sity of Virginia, and chose the law as his profession, which 
he has followed, with varying success, since he left the Uni- 
versity. He holds at present an official position with the 
Supreme Court of Georgia. He married Miss Sarah EHza- 
beth Smith of St. Louis, a lineal descendant of Professor 
Cooper, for a long time president of the University of South 
Carolina, who was favorably mentioned in English history, 
and was a personal and intimate friend of Thomas Jeffer- 
son. R. L. D. McAllister and his wife "Bessie" Smith have 
three bright children, Lesesne Meriwether, Dorothy Lee, 
and Robert Lewis Dibrell, Jr., aged respectively: seven, 
five and three; also, Cornelia, aged three months, a bright 
blue-eyed little cherub. 

The McAllister family has been taken up in this volume 
only because of the intimate association and connection of one 
of its branches with the leading names which go to make up the 
record, as it would have been impossible otherwise to show intel- 
ligently what these connections were. No attempt has been made 
to give the genealogy of the family, except that of John McAl- 
ister, the son of Hugh McAllister, as any attempt to give a 
full genealogy would have been futile. Miss Mary McAllister, 
direct descendant of Archibald, who is thoroughly posted on that 
line, having published their genealogy, it would be needless to 
attempt to enlarge or improve on it, while the other branches 
seem to have utterly neglected all attempt to keep alive anything 
like a family history. Even Mrs. Governor Beavers and Mrs. 



Baldwin, descendants of Hugh McAllister, through his son Wil- 
liam, ladies of position and family pride, could not be induced 
to become interested in genealogical work. 

While I have dealt with Hugh McAllister, the head of this 
branch, as the brother of Archibald, there is no record evidence 
of this fact, and Miss Mary INIcAllister in dealing with the lino 
of Archibald does not accept Hugh as a brother of the latter, but 
the identity of the date of their arrival in America, the gen- 
erally accepted tradition in the family of Archibald which has 
been accorded all the sanctity of family history, that he did 
have a brother who came over with him, all point unmistakably 
to Hugh McAllister as the brother of Archibald. 

The identity of John McAllister, son of Hugh, has been 
definitely settled by the pension records, which locate him, at time 
of death, in Campbell county, Virginia.. 



The emigrant of the Boulton family came from near Bir- 
mingham, England, and settled in Virginia prior to the Revolu- 
tionary war. It is claimed on what is believed to be reliable 
family history, that he was of the same family as Matthew Boul- 
ton, the noted scientist and mechanic of Soho, near Birmingham, 
a younger brother or son of Matthew Boulton. This claim is 
strengthened by the fact that the spelling of the name is identi- 
cal with that of Matthew Boulton, while there are other Bol- 
tons in the United States from Bolton, England, who spell their 
names "Bolton." 

Matthew Boulton belonged to a very old family, entitled to 
coat armor, and was for some time high sheriff of Staffordshire. 
He was born September 8, 1728. The manufactory at Soho, near 
Birmingham, was erected by him, and in its operations he em- 
ployed nearly a thousand persons. As the improver of the steam 
engine, of the apparatus for raising water and other fluids, and 
in the manufacture of our copper, and some of our silver coin, 
he has immortalized his name. He made nearly all the 
large pennies used in England, during the latter part of the 
reign of George III, known as "Boulton pennies." and were in 
size as large as a silver dollar. His life was an uninterrupted 
application to the advancement of the useful arts, and to the pro- 
motion of the commercial interests of the country. Mr. Boul- 
ton died at Soho, August 17, 1809, and was interred at Hands- 
worth, being followed to the grave by 600 of his workmen who 
had each a silver medal presented to him, which had been struck 
for the occasion. The manufactory was sold many years ago, 
the present owners not being named Boulton, but the property 
is still known as the Boulton Estate. Andrew Carnegie, the well 
known philanthropist, said of Matthew Boulton in a piece printed 
in the Globe-Democrat of St. Louis, April, 1905: "It may be 

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doubted whether there is on record so charming a business con- 
nection as that of Matthew Boulton and James Watt; in their 
own increasing close union for twenty-five years^ and at its ex- 
piration, in the renewal of that union in their sons under the 
same title, in their sons' close union as friends, without friction, 
as in the first generation; in the wonderful progress of the world 
resulting from their works; in their lying down side by side, in 
death upon the bosom of mother earth in the quiet church-yard 
as they had stood side by side in life. In the sweet and precious 
influences which emanate from all this, may we not gratefully 
make acknowledgment, that in contemplation thereof, we are 
lifted into a higher atmosphere, refreshed, encouraged, and bet- 
tered by the true story of men like ourselves, whom, if we can 
never hope to equal, we may at least try in part to imitate." 

The progenitor of the Boulton family in America, was pre- 
sumably Rice. 

1 Rice Boulton came to Virginia before the Revolutionary 
war and settled near Petersburg, where he married a Miss Tal- 
ley of French descent. As did many of the early settlers of Vir- 
ginia, Rice Boulton turned his attention to raising and shipping 
tobacco. He was also a splendid blacksmith. He was a man of 
great musciilar strength, always coming out "best man," in any 
pugilistic encounter. 

He was taken prisoner during the Revolutionary war by the 
British soldiers, and the causes leading up to his being taken 
prisoner, as related by his descendants, are as follows: "Sev- 
eral Red Coats came to his shop to have their horses shod; and 
while there began making use of profane epithets calling him a 
rebel, etc. One of them reached for the sledge-hammer and he 
seeing and realizing their intention, smote the side of the face 
and one ear off of one of them with the red-hot iron he had pre- 
pared to make the nails for shoeing their horses." This hap- 
pened near the close of the Revolutionary war, so that he was 
soon released. 

Although we have not obtained a complete record of his 
children, we will present the record of those we have, that 
others may add to them. Thev are as follows: 



2 1 William Boulton went south and settled in Mississippi, or 
Louisiana. We have no further trace of him. 

2 2 John Boulton married in Owen county, Kentucky, name of 
wife unknown. They were parents of one child, Mary Boul- 

2 3 Robert Boulton, of whom we have no record except that he 
had his foot knocked off by a cannon ball in the war of 

2 ^Mary Boulton married Morton and lived in Tennessee. 

ThJ^y had a son, Robert Boulton Morton a dentist. 

2 ^Joel Boulton married a lady of Owen county, Kentucky. 

2 ^Rice Boulton, born near Petersburg, Virginia, December 23, 
1787, served nine years apprenticeship as blacksmith, during 
these years, he spent his spare hours studying, thereby ac- 
quiring the rudiments of an education. He obtained the best 
education the schools of that day could give him and was af- 
terwards taught mathematics by private teachers. He was 
a noted mathematician being often called upon to solve prob- 
lems no one in his vicinity could solve. He emigrated 
to Mason coimty, Kentucky, in company with Ned and Jack 
Robinson where he married October 20, 1814, Eliza Pepper, 
born September 17, 1798, daughter of Jesse Pepper and 
Elizabeth (or Betsey) Lamkin. Elizabeth Lamkin's 
mother's maiden name was Munday. She was a sister to 
John Munday, who owned a grant of several thousand acres 
of land in Kentucky, which he bequeathed to his niece, Bet- 
sey (Lamkin) Pepper. Upon this land a silver mine was af- 
terwards discovered. Her brothers were: Peter Lamkin, 
went to South Carolina, where he died unmarried, leaving 
a large estate; James Lamkin lived in Lynchburg, Virginia; 
Lewis Lamkin lived in Versailles, Woodford county, Ken- 
tucky, single; Jesse Pepper had two brothers named Elijah 
and William all from Virginia. Jesse Pepper's children 
were (1) Elkanah Pepper, born before 1798, married Miss 
King of Mason county, Kentucky, and had two daughters. 
Charlotte married Anderson, Elizabeth married Augustus 


Hargett. (2) Eliza Pepper, born 1798, as before stated 
married Rice Boulton. (3) James S. Pepper, born about 
1800, married Lydia Worthington. Their children were: 
Elizabeth married Dr. Bailey; Ann married Samuel Man- 
nen; Fannie married Thomas Victor, brother to Dr. S. B. 
and William Victor late of Columbia, Missouri; Laura Pep- 
per married Perry Bateman; Maria Pepper married Warder 
Victor. (4) Abner Pepper married Miss Murrell of near 
Washington, Mason county, Kentucky. (5) Alfred Pep- 
per married ]SIiss Snyder. (6) William Pepper, died in 
1832, with cholera. (7) Amanda Pepper died yoimg in 
JNIason county, Kentucky. 

2 ^Rice Boulton was a prominent educator having taught public 

school, composed and taught vocal music. He was sheriff of 
Mason coimty, Kentucky, for several years. He owned a 
farm bordering on the Ohio river in Mason county. Ken- 
tucky, and was engaged extensively in raising and sliipping 
tobacco; in its cultivation he employed many slaves. His 
wife was a woman of fine executive ability, rare mental at- 
tainments and a devoted Christian. Rice Boulton and his 
wife left Kentucky for Missouri in March, 1853. He died 
in Boone county, Missouri, March 17, 1866 and his widow 
May 31, 1884. They were buried in the family burying 
ground on the farm then owned by their son Judge J. A. 

Children of Rice and Eliza Boulton all born in Mason county, 

3 ^ Peter Lamkin Boulton, born September 14, 1815, engaged in 

shipping tobacco from Augusta, Bracken county. Kentucky, 
in partnership with his brother James, where he married 
June 13, 1839, Ann Eliza Baker, born in spring of 1823. 
He went from Kentucky to Caldwell county, Missouri, where 
he owned and cultivated a farm of 400 acres. He died in fall 
of 1883, and was buried near Cameron, Clinton county, 
Missouri. His widow, was living in Kansas City, Kansas 



with her youngest daughter Tillie, but while on a visit to 
Cameron, Missouri, died August, 1901. 
3 2 Jesse Augustine Boulton, born May 19, 1817, married near 
Georgeto^vn, Kentucky, October 17, 1839- Mary Hannah 
Smith, daughter of Levi Todd and Mary (Emerson) Smith. 
They moved to Boone county, Missouri, where she died Feb- 
ruary 27, 1846. He married second, April 7, 1847, near 
Maysville, Kentucky, Clarissa Dixon Perrine, daughter of 
Robert and Betsey Crane (Loyd) Perrine. 
Judge J. A. Boulton was educated at Bacon College, 
Georgetown, Kentucky. His life was devoted to teaching and 
farming. He was principal of the first Academy for young la- 
dies in Columbia. He was curator of Christian Female College, 
and served two terms as judge of the county court in the 70's. 
He became a member of the Christian church, was baptized Oc- 
tober 26, 1834. He held the office of Sunday School Superintend- 
ent and elder in Columbia, Oakland and Virden, Illinois. After 
his children were all educated, his sons having become profession- 
al men and his daughter having married and gone to Illinois, he 
sold his farm three miles north of Columbia and went to Virden, 
Illinois in 1888, to be near his daughter, but having property in 
Columbia, returned to Columbia in 1896 and remained for two 
years, when he went back to Virden, Illinois, where he died Jan- 
uary 28, 1902 and was buried in Litchfield, Illinois. His widow 
is now living at Virden, Illinois. She is a woman whom to know 
is to love, being possessed of a sweet disposition and fine intelli- 

3 2 James William Boulton, born March 26, 1821, baptized 
March 3, 1838, died March 13, 1849- He and his brother, 
P. L. Boulton, shipped tobacco from Augusta. He was bur- 
ied in Augusta by the Odd Fellows, having been a member 
of that order for several years. 

3 *John Rice Boulton, born February 20, 1823, was baptized 
March 18, 1838, and united with the Christian Church. His 
afterlife has been devoted to the cause of Christ, having 



been elder, deacon and Sunday School Superintendent. He 
went to Missouri from Kentucky in 1844, but returned to 
Kentucky the same year. Went back to Missouri in 1853, 
and engaged in teaching school at Bonne Femme, Boone 
county, Missouri. He was a valued instructor and mathema- 
tician. He married December 25, 1855, Margaretta Estes, 
daughter of Berkeley and Malinda Estes, born December 
25, 1837. Although he had studied surveying and dentistry, 
he was engaged after marriage in farming and fruit- 
growing on their homestead adjoining her father's, now 
known as the "Fair View Fruit Farm." It can emphatically 
be said of him he was honest and upright in all his deal- 
ings with his fellowmen and a devoted conscientious Chris- 
tian gentlemen. He is now in his eighty-third year and al- 
most blind. One of the truly noble and good; content in 
his devotion to his family, religion and books, never aspiring 
to a public career, although eminently fitted to hold positions 
of trust for his country. He has laid up for himself an ev- 
erlasting inheritance, which fadeth not away, and will cer- 
tainly be able to hear the welcome plaudit, "Well done thou 
good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy 
Lord," when the final summons shall come. His wife was 
educated at Christian Female College during the presidency 
of John Augustus Williams, a member of the Christian 
church and an industrious energetic woman, devoted to her 
family and home. They now reside at 605 Elm street, Col- 
umbia, Missouri, and December 25, 1905, celebrated their 
golden wedding, all of their children and grandchildren be- 
ing present, excepting their son, W. W. Boulton. Mrs. 
Boulton was sixty-eight years of age upon their 50th wed- 
ding anniversary. 
^Alfred Elkanah Boulton, born November 7, 1825, baptized 
March 18, 1838, in Mason county, Kentucky. He went 
from there to Columbia, Missouri, in 1854 and practiced 
dentistry until 1857 when he went to Roanoke, Missouri, 
where he continued the practice of dentistry. He was a vio- 



linist of superior merit and his violin has been preserved in 
the family as a souvenir. He died December 25, 1859, and 
vi^as buried in Roanoke, Missouri. 

S ^Amanda Frances Boulton, born April 29, 1829- She was a 
gifted musician and a most attractive beautiful young lady. 
She married October 22, 1850, John Murphy, a tobacco 
commission merchant of New Orleans, in partnership with 
his brother, Joseph Murphy and Mr. Crafts. They spent 
their winters in New Orleans and summers in Dover, Ken- 
tucky. She died with yellow fever in New Orleans, Au- 
gust 20, 1853, and was buried there. 

3 "Elizabeth Lamkin Boulton, born November 9, 1831, married 
December 20, 1859, George Smith, a painter. They lived in 
Columbia, Missouri, until 1865 or 6, when they moved to 
Litchfield, Illinois, where he died April 12, 1887, and his 
wife September 25, 1900. They are buried in Boone county, 
Missouri in the family burying ground on the Judge J. A. 
Boulton farm. 

3 '^Mary Eliza Boulton, born May 2, 1834, died in Mason coun- 
ty, Kentucky, August 4, 1844 with scarlet fever. 

3 ^Edwin Ruthven Boulton, born April 27, 1840, died August 

10, 1844, with scarlet fever and was buried in Mason coun- 
ty, Kentucky. 

Children of P. L. and Ann E. Boulton: 

4 ^Lucy M. Boulton married first, at her grandfather's in Buch- 

anan county, Missouri, Goodwin. She married, second, 

at her father's home in Caldwell county, Missouri, James 
Squires of Kansas City, Kansas. She died about the year 
1901 and is survived by her husband and an adopted daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Lula Garniere of Kansas City, Kansas. 

4 ^William Boulton, married a widow named Merritt, nee Bush. 
He served in the Union army during the Civil war and was 
a farmer for several years in Caldwell county; now resides 
in Colorado. 

4 ^Charles Boulton married Winnie , now living in Okla- 



4 ^Isophene Boulton married Swaggard. 

4 ^Mary Boulton married Joseph Pope, lived several years af- 
ter marriage in Caldwell county, Missouri, and went from 
there to Colorado. Resides now in Seattle, Washington. 
Has one child named Clara, several younger, names un- 

4 ^John Boulton married Alice Bush, sister to his brother Wil- 
liam's wife. Place of residence, Colorado. 

4 Their seventh and eighth children were twins and were bom 
and died in Caldwell covmty, Missouri. 

4 ^ Annie F. Boulton, born in Caldwell county, Missouri, in 1854, 
educated at College in Kidder, Missouri. A faithful mem- 
ber of the Christian Church, ever ready to do for the good 
of others, both temporal and spiritual. She married Dr. W. 
F. Waite, and they reside in Kansas City, Kansas, and have 
a daughter, Mary Valentine Waite. 

4 ^^Effie Boulton, unmarried; residence Colorado. 

4 ^^ Henry Boulton married in Holt county, Missouri, Lydia 
Davis. When last heard from they were living on the old 
home place in Caldwell county, Missouri. He died Feb- 
ruary, 1905. 

4 * 2 Abraham Lincoln Boulton married and name of wife is un- 
known; died several years ago. 

4 ^3 Homer Boulton. 

4 ^'*Tillie Boulton married Thomas and resided after mar- 
riage in Kansas City. They left there in May, 1905, for 
her husband's health and now reside in Polo, Missouri. 
Their children are: Erwin Boulton Thomas; Genevieve 
Thomas; and Theodore Thomas, aged respectively, 10, 8 
and 2 years. 

4 ^^Infant, died young. 

Children of Judge J. A. Boulton, by his first marriage 

with Mary H. Smith: 

4 ^David Rice Boulton, born October 30, 1841. Educated at 
Missouri State University; served in Confederate army of 
the Civil war taking part in several of the hard-fought bat- 
tles. He married near Shreveport, Louisiana, Obera Cave, 



sister to Fannie who married Gilmer. They went to Mis- 
souri in 1865 and purchased a fine farm five mdes east of 
Columbia, where they lived until 1874 when they went to 
Marysville, California. He died in California and his wid- 
ow is now living in Oakland, California. 
4 2Mary Alice Boulton, born October 23, 1844 married May 6, 
1864, Captain Monroe Bateman of Kentucky. For his ser- 
vices in the Union army he is now drawing a pension. Mrs. 
Bateman is an alumna of Christian Female College a ten- 
der-hearted, sympathetic woman, faithful wife and devoted 
mother Thev now reside three miles north of Columbia, 
Missouri on the farm bequeathed to her by her grandpar- 

4 3 Infant, died young. 

Children of Judge J. A. and Clarissa D. Boulton (by sec- 
ond marriage). 
4 ^Leverett Boulton, died young. 

4 '^Robert Perrine Boulton, born June 29, 1854. in Boone 
county, Missouri; graduated from Missouri State Univer- 
sity, was professor in Christian University, C^^t«"/^\«- 
solr'i; is now president and manager of the Litchfield 
Herald, Litchfield, Illinois. He married ^ate E hott a 
most attractive, interesting young lady of Litchfield, lUi- 
nois. No issue. . 

4«Lillie Frances Boulton, born July 25, 1^57, m Boone 
county, Missouri; educated at Christian Female College, 
a young lady of rare musical attainments, attractive per- 
sonality and engaging manner, she made many friends. 
She m'arried at the home of her parents in Boone county, 
Missouri, J. H. Darneille of Chatham, lUinois, in 1886. 
She and her daughter, Jessie Clara Darneille, now reside 
with her widowed mother in Virden, Illinois. 
4 -Walter Emmett Boulton, born in Boone county, Missouri, 
April 6, 1861; a graduate of the Missouri State University, 
also a graduate of the Bible College of Kentucky. He is 
an able and distinguished minister of the Christian church, 



having been located in Missouri, West Virginia, Kentucky, 
and is now in Caldwell, Idaho, preaching and conducting 
the dairy business. He married in Holt county, Missouri, 
Drusa Hunter. Their first child, Charlotte, died young. 
Names of younger children, Ellen and Roberta. 

4 ^ Payne Augustine Boulton, born in Boone county, Missouri, 
August 18, 1863. He received three diplomas from the 
Missouri State University, afterwards spent one year in 
Paris, studying the languages, and then attended Chicago 
University. His untiring zeal in the pursuit of an edu- 
cation eminently fits him to hold the most important posi- 
tions in after life. He married Claire Carpenter of Holden 
and they now reside in Holden, Missouri, where he is prin- 
cipal of the high school. They have a daughter named 
Ruth, and a son named Philip Augustine. 

4 ^John W. Boulton, born July 21, 1866, educated at the Mis- 
souri State University, is now an eloquent and able preach- 
er of the Christian church in Holden, Missouri. He mar- 
ried in Columbia, Missouri, June 6, 1888, Jessie Boulton 
Evans, daughter of Major Frank D. Evans. Their chil- 
dren are: Clara, Reid, Louise, Allen and John P. 

Children of John R. and Margaretta Boulton all bom in 
Boone county, Missouri: 
4 ^Lura May Boulton, born February 11, 1858; educated by 
private teacher and at Missouri State University. Became 
a member of the Christian church in September, 1872. 
Taught school in the counties of Boone, Holt and Nodaway 
in Missouri. She married March 4, 1885, Robert Thomas 
Tandy, son of Adrian and Mary Tandy, Elder J. W. 
Mountjoy performing the ceremony. She is a devoted 
mother, faithful wife, and conscientious Christian, of mod- 
est, retiring disposition, always preferring others to her- 
self. She was the first person to suggest to the Louisiana 
Purchase Exposition officials the celebration of a "Lewis 
Day," and served on the executive committee for Lewis 
Day, September 23, 1904. She is a member of the Vir- 



ginia Historical Society, the State Historical Society of 
Missouri, the Loyal Lewis Legion, and is now engaged in 
the work of genealogical research and compilation of fam- 
ily genealogies and has lately been appointed representative 
for Missouri, of the Genealogical Association of New York 

4 2Malinda Estes Boulton, born February 2, 1861, resided in 
Boone county, and Columbia, Missouri, until she married 
February 14, 1900, Matthew Fountain, bom in Boone 
county, February 20, 1849, but removed to the far west with 
his parents when eight years of age. He has owned prop- 
erty in Washington and Idaho, but they were living on a 
fruit farm near Chico, California, where he died very sud- 
denly September 24, 1905. In all the vicissitudes of life 
she has proven herself a faithful devoted sister, daughter 
and wife, patient in affliction and ever ready to help others 
in time of trouble. Having become a Christian in early 
life she has ever lived true to the faith. No children. 
Since her husband's death she has returned to Columbia, 
Missouri, to reside. 

4 3 Mary Eliza Boulton, born December 21, 1862, died Septem- 
ber 2, 1865. 

4 4 Frances Elizabeth Boulton, born July 21, 1864. She was 
reared to womanhood on the farm of her parents and when 
they removed to Columbia in 1887 she came with them and 
was married May 4, 1893, to John F. Evans, brother to 
Major F. D. Evans of Columbia. They have two children: 
Lucile Evans, born January 15, 1894; Edna Proctor 
Evans, born April l6, 1896. 

4 ^Clara Annie Boulton, born September 2, 1866, died October 
16, 1878. 

4 « William Walter Boulton, born October 31, 1871, married 1st 
October 13, 1897, Ella Brook of St. Louis. He married 
second May 14, 1902, Lillie Helwig. They now reside 
at St Louis, Missouri. He possesses an ingenuity akin 
to his distinguished relative Matthew Boulton. \Vhen a 



mere child he could invent and make almost any toy, with 
which he wished to play. Has always been able to under- 
stand, and explain to others, the most intricate machinery 
and may be designated as a natural mechanic. When 
manufacturing and repairing bicycles in Columbia, Mis- 
souri, he earned the sobriquet of "Fix It," by being able to 
repair anything of the most delicate workmanship. After 
travelling extensively finally decided to locate in St. Louis 
in the photograph business, but on account of poor health 
and confinement decided to change and is now superintend- 
ent of the Landan Cabinet Company, North Commercial 
street, St. Louis, Missouri. 
4 ^Eulalia Mabel Boulton, born June 21, 1880. She came to 
Columbia when quite young and received an excellent ed- 
ucation in the schools of Columbia. She resides with her 
parents, 605 Elm street, Columbia, and by her vivacity and 
tender, affectionate care for her aged parents, is the pet of 
the family, unmarried. 

4 ^ James William Smith, only child of George and Elizabeth 

Smith, born in fall of I860, died young, buried in Boone 
county, Missouri. 

Children of David R. and Obera Boulton: 

5 ^Carrie Lou Boulton, born in Louisiana; came to Missouri 

when quite young, went to California with her parents in 

1874 or 5, where she married Richardson. They 

are now living near Sacramento, California. Parents of 
several children, names unknown. 

5 ^Arthur Hodge Boulton, born in Boone county, Missouri, mar- 
ried in Marysville, California, Nellie Rainey. He is a suc- 
cessful dry goods merchant of Marysville. They have no 
children but by their affable, loving manner gain the affec- 
tions of the children with whom they are associated. 

5 ^Emerson Boulton, born in Boone county, Missouri, married 
in California, name of wife unknown. They now reside in 
San Francisco, California, where he is a druggist. 



5 "Jessie Boulton, born in Boone county, Missouri; now married 

and living in California. 
5 SEmma May Boulton, born in California, died in Marysville 

when young. 

Children of Mary A. and Captain M. Bateman, born in 
Boone county, Missouri: 
5 1 Clarence Bateman, died young with smallpox. 
5 2 Newton Bateman, died young with smallpox. 
5 3 Ruth Adrian Bateman, died young with smallpox. 
5 4 Mary Monroe Bateman, born , educated at Chris- 
tian College, Columbia, Missouri; married February 20, 
1889, Andrew Winn, then a dry goods merchant of Colum- 
bia but now connected with a men's clothing establishment 
of Columbia. They are the parents of three children named 
respectively, Mary Monroe, Martha Linton and Earl 
Browning Winn. 

5 sjesse Oren Bateman, born , now a valued employee 

of the Columbia postoffice, unmarried. 

5 ^Clinton C. Bateman, born • He held a position in 

the postoffice of Columbia until January, 1903, when he 
left Columbia to take an important position in the United 
States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. 
He married Anna Louise Johnston, daughter of Honorable 
R. W. Johnston of Arlington, Virginia, July 29, 1904. Is- 
sue, a son, born Friday, August 11, 1905. 
5 'Clara Roberta Bateman, born ; educated at Chris- 
tian College; married in the First Christian Church, Colum- 
bia Herbert J. Corwin, February 28, 1900. He is a min- 
iste'r of the Christian church, then located at Montgomery 
City, Missouri, now of California, Missouri. 

5 ^Gertrude Bateman, born , educated in Columbia, 


Children of R. T. and L. M. Tandy, born in Boone county, 

Missouri : , , i i 

5 1 Herbert Leroy Tandy, born May 9, 1886, a noble boy be- 



loved by all who knew him; died in Columbia, Missouri, 
January 6, 1898. 

5 ^Francis Lewis Tandy, born October 17, 1887; baptized by 
Elder C. H. Winders, pastor of the First Christian Church, 
Columbia, Missouri, October 25, 1905; now a student in 
Columbia High School. His first business venture is the 
raising of fine poultry. He is a fine mathematician and 
possessed of considerable inventive ability. 

5 ^Ruth Estes Tandy, born February 5, 1891, will graduate 
from the grade school next year. She is desirous of pre- 
paring herself to fill the vocation of teacher in after life; 
baptized October 4, 1905, by Elder C. H. Winders, pastor 
of First Christian Church, Columbia, Missouri. 

5 *Mary Elizabeth Tandy, born December 18, 1892. She has 
a talent for painting and drawing which gives promise of 
an excellent artist. Baptized October 4, 1905. 

5 ^Excell Boulton Tandy, born February 1, 1895. 

5 ^Margaretta Tandy, born December 6, 1896. 

5 ^ Mabel Estelle Tandy, born December 8, 1898. 

5 * William Berkeley Tandy, born March 6, 1902, died August 
5, 1903. His short life taught volumes in the pure unselfish 
love, which only these angels on earth can manifest, and 
drew our hearts though bleeding and broken nearer to the 
God of Love. 



The ancestor of the Estes family was from Dover, Eng- 
land. The progenitor of that line of the Estes family, who 
settled in Spottsylvania county, Virginia, is not known, but he 
was probably a brother to John Estes who married Nancy Mon- 
tigue, as the families are known to have been closely related. 
Richard Estes is the first of this line known to the authors and 
he was living in Virginia during the Revolutionary war. ^Mr. 
Charles Estes in his Estes Genealogies makes this Richard a son 
of Bartlett Estes, who was a younger brother of Middleton, 
hence a grandson of John Estes and Nancy Montigue, but this 
is a mistake, as proven by the date of the birth of his son, 
Berkeley Estes, who married Malinda, a daughter of INIiddleton 
Estes. Berkeley Estes was born April 9, 1797, and Middleton 
Estes, December 11, 1782, and they are known to have been sec- 
ond cousins. This Richard was married about the close of the 
Revolutionary war to Catherine Carleton, daughter of Ambrose 
Carleton of Spottsylvania county, Virginia, as shown by the 
Spottsylvania records. 

The records in the Record and Pension OflSce, War Depart- 
ment, Washington, D. C, show that one "Richard Estes, served 
as a private in Captain John Spottswood's Company of Foot, 
Tenth Virginia regiment, commanded by Colonel John Green, 
Revolutionary war. He enlisted February 19, 1778, to serve one 
year, and his name last appears on a muster roll dated at Mid- 
dlebrook, March 4, 1779, which shows that he was discharged 
February 17." Given by authority of the secretary of war, 
Washington, D. C. We have no proof that this Richard was 
the person referred to in the records of the War Department but 
it is quite probable he was. 

Children of Richard and Catherine (Carleton) Estes, all 
born in Spottsylvania county, Virginia: 



2 ^Ambrose Carleton Estes, born September, 1780, married in 
Spottsylvania county, Virginia, Margaret Brock. They 
emigrated to Missouri where they died and are buried at 
"Bonne Femme," Boone county, Missouri. 

2 ^Richard Estes emigrated to Boone county, Missouri, where 
he died unmarried. A part of the land, now the University 
campus, was given by Richard Estes, toward securing the 
location of the University in Columbia. 

2 ^ Polly Estes married in Spottsylvania county, Virginia, Wil- 
liam Carter, where they both died leaving no children. 

2 * Frances Estes married Nathan Johnson of Spottsylvania 
county, Virginia. They had no children but left a large 
inheritance to their nieces and nephews. 

2 ^Catherine Estes married Kale. 

2 ^George Estes married, name of wife unkno'.^n. She died 
soon after their marriage leaving no issue. 

2 ''^ Nancy Estes married Rowe. 

2 ^Berkeley Estes, born April 9, 1797, in Spottsylvania county, 
Virginia, married February 5, 1826, his second cousin, Ma- 
linda Estes, in Clark county, Kentucky. She was a daugh- 
ter of Middleton and Elizabeth (Adams) Estes, born Sep- 
tember 2, 1805. They moved from Kentucky to Missouri 
in 1830, settled on a farm three miles east of Columbia 
where she died April 28, 1838. He married, second, April 
25, 1839, Mary Truitt of Callaway county, Missouri. He 
was one of the pioneer settlers of Boone county, a very suc- 
cessful man, owning several tracts of land and many 
slaves, and lived in one of the first brick houses built in 
Boone county. Ever ready to do his part toward the de- 
velopment of the country and the advancement of education, 
he contributed three hundred dollars toward securing the 
location of the University in Columbia. He was in the War 
of 1812; although too young to participate in active war- 
fare, assisted in transferring baggage and was present on 
muster days. After coming to Missouri was captain of a 
company which met once a month to practice. He died 



July 29, I869, and was buried in the family burying 
ground on his homestead, by the side of his first wife. His 
second wife died soon afterwards, and was buried near him. 

2 ^Sarah Estes, born 1804, married Marshall Johnson, brother 

to Nathan who married her sister Frances. They lived 
and died in Spottsylvania county, Virginia. 

Children of Ambrose Carleton Estes, who married Mar- 
garet Brock: 

3 ^Joseph Estes, born July 4, 1820; married January 6, 1852, 

in Boone county, Missouri, Susan Bedford, daughter of 
Stephen and Elizabeth (Robinson) Bedford. He was a 
farmer and owner of fine stock. He lived two miles south- 
west of Columbia where he and his wife died and are buried 
at Bethel cemetery. 

Children of Catherine and Kale: 

S ' Louisa Kale married Zachary Taylor who wrote in the Pat- 
ent or Pension Office, Washington, D. C. He died in 
Spottsylvania county, Virginia, at his uncle Nathan's. 

S ^Mary Kale married Enoch Hardin of Stafford county, Vir- 

S ^ Julia Kale married Robert Alexander. 

3 ^William Kale married and lived in Owen county, Kentucky, 
They had a daughter who married a Mr. Herndon, and one 
who married Todd. 

3 ^John Kale went to Texas and married there. He now resides 
at Livingston. 

Children of Nancy Estes and Rowe: 

3 ^Martha Rowe married James T. Williams of Richmond, Vir- 

3 2 Nancy Rowe of Spottsylvania county, Virginia, unmarried. 

3 ^Bettie Rowe married Zachary Rawlings, both of Spottsyl- 
vania county, Virginia. 

3 '^George Rowe married first Miss Daniels, married second 
Miss Hughes. 

Children of Berkeley and Malinda Estes: 
3 ^Anderson Estes, born in Clark county, Kentucky, October 
26, 1826, died September, 1827. 
23 353 


3 ^Catherine Elizabeth Estes, born September 18, 1829, in 
Kentucky, married in Boone county, Missouri, January 26, 
1853, Reuben Hume, son of Lewis and Henrietta (Mc- 
Baine) Hume, whose ancestry is given in the Hume Gen- 
ealogy. She died July 8, 1856. 

3 ^Martha A. Estes, born September 21, 1832, died young. 

3 ^Sarah Frances Estes, born February 18, 1835, married as 
his second wife, her brother-in-law, Wm. Allen Park, Feb- 
ruary 2, 1869. He died May 20, 1874, and she died Au- 
gust 8, 1875. They are both buried at the family burying 
ground on the farm of her brother Richard. 

3 ^Margaretta Estes, married John Rice Boulton, whose de- 
scendants are given in the Boulton family on page 346 
in this book. 

Children of Berkeley Estes and Mary (Truitt) Estes, born 
in Boone county, Missouri: 

3 ^George Washington Estes, born June 30, 1840, died young. 

3 "^Mary Eliza Estes, born May 20, 1843, married January 19, 
1865, William Allen Park, a dry goods merchant of Co- 
lumbia, Missouri. She died March 31, 1866, leaving a 
daughter, Mary Eliza Park, one month old, who died with 
consumption when eighteen years of age. 

3 ^William Berkeley Estes, born May 7, 1845, married Decem- 
ber 22, 1868, Martha Dinwiddie, daughter of Samuel and 
Patsey Dinwiddie of Boone county, Missouri. He is a very 
industrious successful business man. They are now living 
on one of the best farms in Boone county, which he owns, 
besides property elsewhere. 

3 ^Richard Samuel Estes, born May 27, 1847, married April 
6, 1869, Cordelia V. Carlisle, daughter of John and Mar- 
garet Carlisle, of Boone county, Missouri. He, like his 
brother is one of Boone county's representative citizens and 
a successful farmer, living on his father's old homestead, 
whose kindness and devotion to his family and all small 
children is proverbial. 

Children of Sarah Estes who married Marshall Johnson, 
all born in Spottsylvania county, Virginia: 



3 1 Amanda Johnson married G. Smith, a dentist of Spottsyl- 
vania county, Virginia. 

3 ^Joseph W. Johnson, unmarried. 

3 ^Edgar Marshall Johnson married first Miss Farrish, of 
Caroline county, Virginia, married second May T. Lan- 

3 * Richard J. Johnson, -^ Sarah Ann Johnson, twins. R. J. 
Johnson married Margaret Jarrell and his sister Sarah 
married her brother, Robert H. Jarrell, of Spottsylvania 
county, Virginia. R. J. Johnson was a soldier in the Con- 
federate army of the Civil war, having taken part in the 
hard-fought battles of Virginia. 

3 ^Berkeley Estes Johnson, born in Spottsylvania county, Vir- 

ginia, married in Joplin, Missouri, Margaret Wise. They 
now reside at Kirkwood, Missouri. He graduated as civil 
engineer at the University of Virginia, and now holds an 
excellent position in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Children of Joseph and Susan (Bedford) Estes, born in 
Boone county, Missouri: 

4 ' Ella Estes married Bingham Johnston, son of Jacob and 

Pauline Johnston of Boone county, Missouri. She died in 
St. Louis, Missouri, aged about 43 years. 

4 2 Fannie Estes, unmarried. 

4 ^Ambrose J. Estes married Foster Denny, daughter of Alex- 
ander Denny of Roanoke, Missouri. 

4 ■* Bedford Estes married a widow Metcalf, of St. Louis, Mis- 

4 ^Joseph Estes, Jr., married Mary Pierce. 

Children of Catherine E. Estes and Reuben Hume: 
4 ^Louella Hume, born February 12, 1854, married Nathaniel 

Torbett of Boone county, Missouri. 

Children of Sarah F. Estes and Wm. Allen Park: 
4 ^A son, died in infancy. 
4 ^Berkeley Estes Park, born August 19, 1871, died November 

2, 1871. 
4 2 Allen Park, born December 27, 1873, married Mary Lynes, 



daughter of Jackson and Ella Lynes, and niece of Sallie 
Lynes, who married John W. Beazley of Boone county, 
Missouri. They now reside in Tahlequah, Indian Terri- 
tory, where he is a banker. 

Children of Wm. B. and Martha Estes, born in Boone 
county, Missouri: 

4 ^ James W. Estes, born July, 1870, married EflSe Lynes, sister 
to Allen Park's wife. He now owns and operates a grist- 
mill in Warsaw, Missouri. 

4 ^Berkeley Estes married Ola May Turner, daughter of M. A. 
and Nannie (Carlisle) Turner. He is now a member of 
the firm of the Taylor-Estes Lumber Company, Columbia, 

4 ^Annie Belle Estes married Joseph L. Lynes, son of Wm. and 
Elizabeth (Douglas) Lynes of Boone county, and a cousin 
to her brother James' wife. They have a son named Leland 
Estes. They live on a fine farm near her father. 

4 ^Samuel Estes, living with his parents, unmarried. 

4 ^Nettie Pearl Estes, born March 15, 1880, educated at Chris- 
tian Female College, Columbia, Missouri, unmarried. 

Children of Richard S. and Cordelia Estes, born in Boone 
county, Missouri: 

4 Uohn S. Estes, born March 28, 1870, single. 

4 ^William Estes married Louise Lynes, daughter of Jackson 
and Ella Lynes. They now reside in Indian Territory. 

4 2 Birdie May Estes, married Baxter Turner, son of George 
Turner of Boone county, Missouri. Reside in Indian Ter- 

4 ^Lillie Blanche Estes married Robert McHarg. Reside at 
Harg, Boone county, Missouri. 

4 '^ Richard Estes, Jr. 

4 ^Margaret Estes. 

4 '^Lollie Estes. 

4 ^Reazin Estes. 

4 ^Nannie A. Estes. 

Children of Richard J. Johnson and Margaret (Jarrell) 
Johnson : 




4 ^ Annie Pauline Johnson married Hill Weaver. They are the 

parents of three children. 
4 ^Cora Lee Johnson married William Mitchell. They have 

several children. 
4 ^Arthur Johnson married Lizzie Hamilton. 
4 "^John E. Johnson, died, aged 19 years. 
4 ^Ambrose Hill Johnson, unmarried. 
4 ^Laura Leta Johnson married Arnett Jacobs. 
4 ^William Estes Johnson married Fannie Wade. 
4 ^Richard S. Johnson married Margaret Wilson. 
4 ^Joseph Berkeley Johnson. 
4 i^Katie Pearl Johnson, died young. 
4 ^ ^Amanda Louise Johnson. 
4 ^^Stella Watson Johnson. 
4 ^2 Infant, died. 

The first three above were born in Spottsylvania county, 
Virginia, and came with their parents to Boone county, Mis- 
souri, where the others were born and all are now living. 

Children of Berkeley E. and Margaret (Wise) Johnson: 
4 1 Margaret Maud Johnson, born in Joplin. Missouri, married 

in Kirkwood, Missouri, in summer, 1905, Robert Bruce 

Brown, youngest son of ex-Governor B. Gratz Brown. 

They reside in New York City. 
4 2 Blanche Virginia Johnson, aged 16 years, born in Kirkwood, 


4 ^ Grace Lucile Johnson, born in Kirkwood, Missouri, aged 14 

years. They are with their parents at their elegant sub- 
urban home in Kirkwood, Missouri. 

Children of Bingham and Ella (Estes) Johnston: 

5 1 Estes Johnston, born in 1884 in Boone county. Lived for 

several years with his parents in St. Louis, now with Parker 

Furniture Company, Columbia, Missouri. 
5 -Jacob Johnston, born in Boone county, Missouri. 
5 ^Ambrose Johnston, born in Boone county, Missouri. 
5 '*Bingham Johnston, Jr., born in Boone county, Missouri, 
5 ^A son, born in St. Louis, died young. 



Children of Ambrose J. and Foster (Denny) Estes, born in 
Boone county, Missouri: 

5 ^Zannie May Estes, born 1885. Educated at Christian Col- 
lege, now living with her parents on their large farm six 
miles south of Columbia. 

5 ^Joseph Estes, unmarried. 

5 ^Denny Estes. 

5 ^Ambrose Estes, Jr. 

5 ^Elizabeth Estes, born 1899. 

4 Joseph Estes, who married Mary Pierce, has a daughter 

named Mary Susan Estes, born in Boone county, Missouri. 
A son, born in summer of 19.05. 

Children of Louella Hume, who married Nathaniel Torbett, 
born in Boone county, Missouri: 

5 ^Infant, dead; ^Catherine Torbett, twins. Katie died, aged 

about 7 years. 
5 "Reuben Hume Torbett (called Bud), unmarried. 
5 ^Henrietta Wilson Torbett married Tomlinson. 

They have a daughter, Ecce Tomlinson. 
5 ^Ecce Gladys Torbett married her second cousin, Dr. Charles 

Hume. Reside at Columbia, Missouri. They have a son, 

Frank Monroe Hume. 
5 «Natalie Torbett. 
5 '^ Agnes Torbett. 
5 8C. C. Torbett, Jr. 
5 9 Rex Gerald Torbett. 

Children of Allen and Mary (Lynes) Park, born in Boone 
county, ^Missouri : 

5 ^ Lynes Park. 

5 2 Allen Park, Jr., living with their parents in Tahlequah, 
Indian Territory. 

4 Birdie May Estes who married Baxter Turner, has a daugh- 
ter. May Turner. 

4 Lillie Blanche Estes, who married Robert McHarg, has a son, 
Robert McHarg, Jr., nearly two years old. 



Since Mr. Charles Estes, of Warren, Rhode Island, has 
published a genealogy of the Estes family in the United States 
we will only give a brief sketch of that line of the Estes family 
which settled in Spottsylvania county, Virginia, and emigrated 
from there to Kentucky. 

1 ^John Estes came from England and settled in Virginia. 

He married Nancy Montigue. We have no record proof 
of when nor where this marriage occurred, but their chil- 
dren were born in Spottsylvania coimty, Virginia. Mr. 
Charles Estes in his "Estes Genealogies," states they were 
the parents of eight children which will be given below: 

2 ^Middleton Estes, born December 11, 1782, in Virginia, 

married in Lexington, Kentucky, Elizabeth Adams, daugh- 
ter of Captain Adams, of Orange Courthouse, Virginia. 
The greater part of their married life was spent in Clark 
county, Kentucky, but at what date they emigrated to Ken- 
tucky is not known. 

2 2 John Estes, born ; went to Clay county, Missouri. 

2 ^Abraham Estes, born in Virginia, September 25, 1787, died 
September 11, 1825, married December 24, 1813, Beulah, 
daughter of Whorton and Margaret (Gatewood) Schooler, 
born April 22, 1787, died February 10, 1854. Abraham's 
vocation was agriculture. One Abraham Estes served in the 
volunteer militia under Captain Bledsoe in War of 1812, 
and was probably discharged early in April, 1814, on ac- 
count of disability, and placed on Kentucky roll in 1816. 
He is doubtless the person whose record is given here. 

2 * Clement Estes, born , married first Sarah Adams, 

married second Miss Wilson. 

2 '^Bartlett Estes married near Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, When 
last heard from was at Liberty, Clay county, Missouri. 



2 ^Elizabeth Estes married her cousin, Spencer Estes. 

2 "'Nancy Estes married William Estes, brother to Spencer. 

2 *Polly Estes married Mr. Robinson. 

Children of Middleton and Elizabeth (Adams) Estes, all 
born in Kentucky: 
S ^Jackson Estes, no record. 

3 ^Clement Estes, no record of birth or marriage. Went to 

Henry county, Kentucky. 

3 ^Malinda Estes, born in Clark county, Kentucky, September 
2, 1805, where she married February 5, 1826, her cousin, 
Berkeley Estes, born April 9, 1797, who was a son of 
Richard and Catherine (Carleton) Estes of Spottsylvania 
county, Virginia. They moved to Boone county, Missouri, 
during the summer of 1830, where she died April 28, 1838, 
and was buried in the family burying ground on their home- 
stead, three miles east of Columbia. Their descendants will 
be given in lineage of Richard Estes of Spottsylvania 
county, Virginia. 

3 ■* Nancy Estes, born , married in Clark county, Ken- 
tucky, John Gwynn of Henry coimty, Kentucky. He died 
in Henry county, Kentucky, in 1837, and his widow came 
to Boone county, Missouri, the following year and settled 
on a farm near her sister, Malinda Nancy Gwynn, and died 
June, 1869, and is buried in Columbia, Missouri. 

3 '^Jeptha Estes, born in Clark county, Kentucky, and went to 

3 *Henry Estes married his cousin, Caroline Lighter, nee Estes, 
daughter of Clement Estes. 

3 ''^ Abraham Estes went to Owen county, Kentucky. 

3 *Sarah Estes married Peter Fore. 

3 ®Lucy Estes married Gwynn, brother to John, who 

married her sister Nancy. 

3 ^^John Estes married first Frankie Atkins, and second Mary 

. They lived in Terre Haute, Indiana, Columbia, 

Missouri, and then in Texas. 

3 ^1 William Estes, born in Lexington, Kentucky, April 27, 



1820, married in New Liberty, Kentucky, September 30, 

1841, Malinda C, daughter of B. R. Davis. 
S i2Joseph Estes, born in Kentucky, came to Boone county, 

Missouri, and married Ann Palmer. No issue. He died 

soon after marriage. 
S i^prances Estes married a Mr. Green of Kentucky. 

Children of Abraham and Beulah (Schooler) Estes, born 
in Kentucky: 

3 ^ Nancy Estes, born May 1, 1815, married September 25, 
1829, John Ballenger. 

3 ^Martha (called Patsey) Estes, born July 2, 1818, died June 
8, 1859, married August 8, 1833, Preston Hedges, and 
lives at Hedges Station, Clark county, Kentucky. 

3 3 John W. Estes, born March 13, 1823, married in Winches- 
ter, Kentucky, December 18, 1850, Mary J. Stiff, born 
June 28, 1822, died June 26, 1875, daughter of Frederick 
and Mary (Clinkenbeard) Stiff. 

Children of Clement, son of John and brother to Middleton 

Estes, who married first Sally Adams, married second 

Miss Wilson: 
3 ^Letitia Estes married John Gwynn. 
3 ^Caroline Estes married first Lighter, and second her 

cousin, Henry Estes. 
3 ^Abner Estes. 
3 ^Clement Estes. 
3 ^Jeptha Estes. 
3 «John I. Estes. 

Children of Polly Estes who married a Robinson: 

3 ^Benjamin Robinson, born in Kentucky, married Maria 
Young of Kentucky, and moved to Boone county, Missouri. 

3 2 Nancy Robinson married Nathaniel McFarlane and moved 
to Henry county, Kentucky. 

3 ^Margaret (called Peggy) Robinson married William Whit- 
ing, moved to Henry county, Kentucky. 

3 ^Matilda Robinson married Jacob Gecoby. 

Children of Nancy Estes, daughter of Middleton Estes, 
who married John Gwynn : 



3 ^Lucy Ann Gwynn, born in Henry county, Kentucky, moved 

with her mother to Boone county, Missouri, where she died 

3 ^Sarah Elizabeth Gwynn, born in Henry county, Kentucky, 

February 9, 1826, died in Boone county, Missouri, January 

13, 1891? buried in Columbia cemetery. 

3 ^Casandra Gwynn, born in Henry county, Kentucky, March 

6, 1829, moved to Boone county, Missouri, married Edward 
Dailey of St. Louis. He died in 1881 or 1882 and is buried 
in Columbia. His widow is now a resident of Columbia. 

Children of John and Frankie (Atkins) Estes, grandchil- 
dren of Middleton and Elizabeth: 

4 'Lewis Estes married May , of Cincinnati, Ohio, They 

have a daughter, Mable Clare Estes. 
4 ^James Estes. 
4 ^Margaret Estes. 
4 ^ Laura Estes. 

Children of John Estes and his second wife, Mary : 

4 ^Charles Estes. 
4 ®Emma Estes. 
4 '^John Estes, Jr. 

Children of William and Malinda C. (Davis) Estes, born 

in New Liberty, Kentucky: 
4 iSallie F. Estes, born July 28, 1844. 
4 ^Elizabeth A. Estes, born December l6, 1846. 
4 3 Annie M. Estes, born November 22, 1850. 
4 * Benjamin D. Estes, born November 5, 1853. 
4 5 Absalom A. Estes, born June 26, 1856, died July 29, 1884. 
4 ^William Albert Estes, born November 9, 1858. 
4 ^Samuel W. Estes, born October 22, I860. 
4 SKatie M. Estes, born July 3, 1863, died June 20, 1880. 
4 9 John M. Estes, born April 10, 1866. 

Children of Nancy Estes who married John Ballanger of 

Kentucky : 
4 'Mary Ballenger married September 4, 1861, James Stiff. 
4 ^Sarah Ballenger married May 23, 1876, Benjamin Stiff, of 

Clintonville, Kentucky. 



4 3 Martha Ballanger married March 10, 1870, Jasper McDon- 
ald. Reside at Clintonville, Kentucky. 

4 •* Nancy Ballenger married May 16, 1879, James Haggard. 
They reside in Paris, Kentucky. 

Children of John W. and Mary J. (StifF) Estes of Win- 
chester, Kentucky: 

4 ^ James T. Estes, born January 23, 1856, married in Paris, 
Kentucky, July 29, 1879, Laura, daughter of Larkin and 
Hannah (Hildreth) Dawson, born January 14, 1859- They 
live near Clintonville, Kentucky. Issue: A daughter, Ada 
Pearl Estes, born January 13, 1884. 

4 2 William C. Estes, born November 19, 1858, married in 
Paris, Kentucky, August 11, 1881, Mattie, daughter of 
David Davis and Martha (Dawson) Davis, born January 
14, 1862. Reside at Winchester, Kentucky. Their children 
are: Lynn Smith Estes, born May 1, 1884; John Davis 
Estes, born September 22, 1889- 

4 3Evaline Estes, born July 16, I860, married June 19, 1889, 
George W. Dawson. 

4 ^Frederick Abraham Estes, born November 17, 1861, mar- 
ried December 20, 1888, Sarah Kennedy. Resides on a 
farm near Clintonville, Kentucky. 

4 5 Mary Beulah Estes, born April 11, 1863, married October 
13, 1889, Harlan Kennedy of Clintonville, Kentucky. 

4 ^ Lewis Robinson, son of Benjamin and Maria (Young) Rob- 

inson, married Ann Campbell. They lived on a farm 
southeast of Columbia until his death, about seventeen 
years ago. She is now living with her son. 

Children of Casandra and Edward Daily of Boone county, 
Missouri : 

5 ^John Thomas Daily, born February 24, 185 — , married in 

1877 or 8, Josie Fleming of Boone county, Missouri. He 
is now a farmer living near Harg, Boone county, Missouri. 
Their children are: Madge F. Dailey, William Dailey, 
Cassie Dailey, born in summer of 1891. 
5 ^Mary C. Dailey, born January 30, 1857. 



5 ^Cora F. Dailey, born May — , 1859, Columbia, Missouri. 
5 ^Emma Florence Dailey, died young. 
5 ^ James Dailey, now of Montana. 

Children of Lewis and Ann (Campbell) Robinson, born 
in Boone county, Missouri: 

5 ^Harvey Robinson married Miss McClure of Boone coimty. 
She died soon after marriage and he is now living with his 
widowed mother, ten miles northeast of Columbia, Mis- 

5 ^Ed^^ard Robinson married Nannie Miller of Callaway 
coimty, Missouri. He died April 26, 1905, leaving no chil- 

5 2 John Robinson, a physician of McAllister, Indian Terri- 
tory, married a widow of that place. 

5 * Clara Robinson, unmarried. 

5 ^ Clark Robinson, graduated in law at Missouri State Uni- 
versity, now teaching in Boone county. 





John Lewis, Sr., emigrated from Wales to Virginia. He 
was born about 1640. It is not known whom he married. He 
died in Hanover county in 1726, where his will is on record. In 
his will he mentions the names of his six children, as follows: 

2 ^Mrs. Rebecca Lindsay, born about 1677. 
2 2 Abraham Lewis, born about 1679- 

2 ^Sarah Lewis, born about 1681. 

2 *Mrs. Angelica Fullelove, born about 1683. 

2 ^David Lewis, born about 1685. 

2 ^John Lewis, Jr., born about l687. 

2 David Lewis, Sr., fifth child of John Lewis the emigrant, 
born about 1685 in Hanover county, Virginia, married first about 
1717, Miss Terrell, daughter, it is said, of Joel Terrell. She died 
in 1734. The name of his second wife is not known by whom he 
had no issue. About the year 1750, David Lewis moved from 
Hanover and settled in Albemarle county, Virginia. Albemarle 
was then a new county, having been carved out of Goochland. In 
1753 he married his third wife in Albemarle county. She was 
the widow of Dr. Hart, of Philadelphia, whose maiden name was 
Mary McGrarth. Her sister, Elizabeth McGrarth, married John 
Lewis, Jr., David's brother. David Lewis was engaged to be 
married the fourth time, but died very suddenly just before 
the nuptials in the year 1779. His will was probated at the 
September term of the Albemarle County Court in 1779- Joel 
Lewis, John Martin, James Lewis and Talliaferro Lewis were 
his executors. 

Children of David Lewis and Miss Terrell his first wife: 

3 ^Williaim Terrell Lewis, born 1718, married 1739 Sarah 

Martin, resident of Surry county. North Carolina. 
3 ^Siisannah Lewis, born 1720, married Alexander Mackey. 



They moved to Rutherford county, North Carolina, where 
she died in 1784. 

3 ^Hannah Lewis, born 1722, married James Hickman. 

3 ^Sarah Lewis, born 1724, married Abraham Musick. They 
both died near Florissant, St. Louis county, Missouri. 

3 ^David Lewis, Jr., born 1726, married first, Rebecca Stovall, 
married second, Elizabeth Lockhart. He died near Spar- 
tansburg, South Carolina, in 1787, his wife in 1796. 

3 ^John Lewis, born 1728, died 1784; married first, Sarah Tal- 
liaferro; married second, Susan Clarkson. 

3 ^Joel Lewis, born 1730; married first, Mary Tureman; second, 
Mrs. Gordon; third, Lucy Daniels. He was born in Han- 
over, moved to Albemarle and afterwards to Spottsylvania 
county, where he died in 1813. 

3 *Anna Lewis, born 1753, married; first, Joel Terrell; second, 
Stephen Willis. She died in Rutherford county, North 
Carolina, July 2, 1835. 

Children of David and Mary (Hart) Lewis: 
3 ^Elizabeth Lewis, born 1754, married John Martin. 
3 ^^Col. James Lewis, born 1756, married; first, Lucy Thomas; 
second, Mary Marks. 

3 ^ ^Miriam Lewis, born 1759, married Col. Gabriel Madison. 

This chapter will contain only the descendants of Hannah 
Lewis, third child of David Lewis, and Miss Terrell, who married 
in 1744, James Hickman, of Culpepper county, Virginia, where 
they resided until 1784, when they moved to what is now Clark 
county, Kentucky. James Hickman was born in 1724 and died 
in Clark county, Kentucky in 1816. Hannah, his wife, died in 
the same county in 1822, lacking only four months of being 100 
years old. She was a pious member of the Baptist church. 

Children of James and Hannah (Lewis) Hickman: 

4 ^Susannah Hickman, born 1745, married James Browning. 
4 ^David Hickman, born 1749, married Clara McClannahan. 



4 2 Anna Hickman, born 1754, married Stephen Holladay. 

4 "^Rev. Henry Hickman, born 1755, married Phebe Eastham, 
died in Fayette county, Kentucky, in 1804. 

4 ^Eleanor Hickman, born 1756, married Joseph Hill, of Vir- 
ginia, and moved to Kentucky. 

4 ®Gen. Richard Hickman, born 1757, married Lydia Calloway. 

4 ''James Hickman, born 1760, married Elizabeth Bryan. 

4 ^Joel Hickman, born 1761, married Frances Garetta Wilson. 

4 ^Hannah Hickman, born 1765, married George Hill. 

4 Susannah Hickman, oldest child of James and Hannah 
(Lewis) Hickman who married James Browning was born in 
Culpepper county, Virginia in 1745, and died in Harrison county, 
Kentucky, leaving five children, namely: 

5 ^ Caleb Browning, married Anna , and died in Pen- 

dleton county, Kentucky. Their children are; Nancy, Sal- 
lie, James and Caleb Browning. 

5 2]yjaj.y Browning, married Talliaferro Browning and died in 
Pendleton county, Kentucky. 

5 ^Col. James Browning, born Oct. 2, 1768, married 1795, Jane 
Morrow, born January 4, 1778. They settled in Clark 
county, Kentucky, where he died July 7, 1825, and his 
widow June 4, 1864. Mrs. Browning's parents, James 
and Elizabeth (Frame) Morrow, moved from Virginia to 
Kentucky about 1775. 

5 '*Micajah Browning, married Sarah Brown. 

5 ^Ann Browning, married Mr. Overall, and resided near Cyn- 

thiana, Kentucky. 

Children of Col. James and Jane (Morrow) Browning: 

6 ^Elizabeth Browning, bom March 1, 1796, married James 

6 ^Hickman L. Browning, born November 9, 1798, died young. 
6 ^Mary L. Browning, born October 22, 1800, married Dan- 

dridge Holladay in 1826. 


6 ■*Lucinda B. Browning, born June 22, 1803, married John 
Headley, October 1, 1828. 

6 ^Matilda Browning, born September 27, 1805, died young. 

6 ^Franklin M. Browning, born June 11, 1808, married Cyn- 
thia Grimes. 

6 "James B. Browning, born August 17, 1811, married Chris- 
tina Fonda. Their children are Jane, Alice, James and 
Gertrude Browning. 

6 ^William Perry Browning, born October 13, 1813, married 
Emeline Armstrong. They had three daughters, Anna, 
who married Mr. Butler, Bettie and Charlotte. 

6 ^Dr. Milton A. Browning, bom April 13, 1816, married Mary 
J. Starr, July 2, 1851, resides near Laomi, Illinois. 

6 ^°Edwin C. Browning born April 24, 1819, married Lucy 
Blaydes, November 8, 1842, resides at his father's old 
home in Clark county, Kentucky. 

6 ^^Martha J. Browning, born November 11, 1822, and Fauntle- 
roy Jones, of Clark county, Kentucky, in 1841, P. O. 
Jones, Nursery, Kentucky. 

Children of John and Lucinda E. (Browning) Headley: 

7 ^ James B. Headley, married Mary Thomas, one child, 
Julia P. Headley. 

7 2John M. Headley. 

7 ^Charlton Headley, killed at Hartsville, Tennessee, be- 
longed to Eighth Kentucky Cavalry, Col. Clark's Reg- 
6 ^Franklin M. Browning, born June 11, 1808, married Cynthia 
Grimes, their children are as follows: 

7 ^Mary A. Browning, married Cyrus Blackburn, of Hav- 
ilandville, Kentucky. 

7 ^Nancy J. Browning, married William Parker Morgan, 
of Pendleton county, Kentucky. 

7 ^Lucinda Browning, married Jacob Hall. 

7 ^Sallie Browning, married N, B. Aulick, of Kentucky. 



7 5 James Browning, married Hester King, of Cynthiana, 

7 <5William Browning, married Addie Blackburn. 
7 ^Thomas Browning, married Hannah Echle. 
7 SEdwin B. Browning, of Havilandville, Kentucky. 
7 ^David P. Browning, an artist, Havilandville, Kentucky. 
"James B. Browning, born August 17, 1811, married Chris- 
tina Fonda; their children are Jane, Alice, Jennie and 
8 William Perry Browning, born October 13, 1813, married 
Emaline Armstrong, they had three daughters, Anna, who 
married Mr. Butler, Bettie and Charlotte. 
9Dr. Milton A. Browning, born April 13, 1816, married Mary 

J. Starr, July 2, 1851, resides near Laomi Illinois. 
i*>Edwin C. Browning, born April 24, 1819, married Lucy 
Blaydes, November 8, 1842, resides at his father's old 
homestead in Clark county, Kentucky. 
7 ^Lizzie B. Browning, married Jacob Embry. 
7 2janies Browning, married Anna Capps, Athens, Ken- 
7 ^Blaydes Browning. 
7 *Woodson Browning. 

7 ^Perry Browning, married Dixie Woodford, Athens, Ken- 
tucky. Their children are Edwin, Edna, Willie and 
Lucy C. Browning. 
11 Martha J. Browning, born November 11, 1822, married 
Fauntleroy Jones, of Clark county, Kentucky, in 1841. 
7 iMary Jones, married John W. Moore. 
7 2Dj.. Francis Jones, Pine Grove, Kentucky. 
7 s^viiiie Jones, died. 
7 4 Judge Lewis H. Jones, attorney-at-law, Winchester, 

■^ ^Bettie Jones. 

7 ^Alice Jones, married Louis Woodford, of Pine Grove, 
Kentucky, in 1877. 

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Children of Micajah Browning, son of Susan Hickman and 
James Browning, who married Sarah Brown, daughter of 
Judge James Brown, of Bourbon county, Kentucky. 

6 ^Tabitha Ann Browning, married Capt. Elijah O. Bannon, 
of near Lexington, Kentucky. He was high sheriff of 
Fayette county, Kentucky. 

6 ^ and 6 ^ Twins died, aged twenty-five years. 

6 ^Hon. Orville Hickman Browning, born 1806, in Harrison 
county, Kentucky, he located in Quincy, Illinois ; was a 
lawyer of national reputation, married Eliza Caldwell, left 
no children, except an adopted daughter, Eliza Skinner, 
he died in Illinois, August 10, 1881. 

6 ^Marcus Elliott Browning, born 1807, married a Miss 

Reese and was one of the chief clerks of the Northern 
Bank of Lexington, Kentucky. 

6 ^Milton Davis Browning, born in 1809, married Miss 

Brown and was a lawyer of high standing in Burlington, 

6 'Zelinda Field Browning, born 1813, died 1817. 

6 ^Ann Davis Browning, born 1819, married Dr. William Rob- 
ertson, whose first wife was Jane Madison, daughter of 
Mariam Lewis and Col, Gabriel Madison, of Jassamine 
county, Kentucky. Dr. Robertson resided many years in 
Fayette county, Kentucky, but finally settled near Rock 
House Prairie, Buchanan county, Missouri. 

6 ^Elizabeth Brown Browning, born 1822, died in 1836. 

4 David Hickman, oldest son of James and Hannah 
(Lewis) Hickman, born in Culpepper county, Virginia, in 1749, 
and moved to what is now Bourbon county, Kentucky, in 1784, 
he married in 1771 Clara McClanahan, of Virginia; he died in 
Bourbon county, Kentucky, in 1825. 

Children of David and Clara (McClanahan) Hickman: 
5 ^ Peggy or Margarett Hickman, born in Culpepper county, 
Virginia, in 1772, married James Hutchinson, and died in 
Missouri in 1844. 



2Anna Hickman, born in 1775, married William Markham and 
resided in Bath county, Kentucky, where she died childless 
in 1856. 

3 Hon. John Lewis Hickman, was born in 1777 and died near 
Paris, Kentucky, in 1849. He was sheriff of his county 
for many years ; also member of Senate of Kentucky. The 
greater part of his life was spent on a farm, he married in 
1811 his cousin, Elizabeth Hickman, daughter of Gen. 
Richard Hickman. 

^Nancy Hickman, born 1779, married John Buford, of Ver- 
sailles, Kentucky. 

2 Agnes Hickman, born 1781, married Joseph Bledsoe, they 
settled near Lexington, Missouri. 

^Col. Thomas Hickman, born 1782, married Sarah Pruett in 
1803, they were both members of the Christian church, 
and both died in Bourbon county, Kentucky, in 1854, he 
served as a soldier, fighting the Indians about the lakes. 

■^Lieut. James Hickman, born in Bourbon county, Kentucky, 
in 1784, a graduate of Princeton College. He was con- 
nected with the regular army of the United States for 
sometime. He was a merchant at Old Franklin, Missouri. 
He married Sophia Woodson, daughter of Josiah Wood- 
son, of Goochland county, Virginia, in 1817 and died in 
Boone county, jNIissouri, in 1826, Mrs. Hickman's sister 
is the mother of Mrs. John J. Crittenden. 

^Capt. David McClanahan Hickman, born in Bourbon county, 
Kentucky, in 1788, emigrated to Missouri in 1823, and 
settled on a farm on the two-mile Prairie, Boone, county, 
Missouri, where he died, June 14, 1857. He married first 
Eliza Keller Johnston, daughter of Capt. William John- 
ston and Rachel Spears, in 1818; second, Cornelia Ann 
Bryan in 1829- 
^Lucy Hickman, born 1789. married Mason Moss, she died in 

1841 and her husband in 1838. 
^'^ William Hickman, born 1792, died in Bourbon county, Ken- 
tucky, in 1845, married Mar}^ Tureman. 


Children of James and Margarett (Hickman) Hutchinson: 

6 ^ Lewis Hutchinson, married Miss Adams. They re- 
sided in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. 

6 -James Hutchinson, Jr., lived near Boonville, Cooper county, 

6 3 Nancy Hutchinson. 

6 '^Margarett Hutchinson, married; first, William Johnston and 
second, Leonard, of Cooper county, Missouri. 

6 ^Eliza Hutchinson, married John Lewis Hickman, her 
cousin, and son of Col. Thomas Hickman and his wife, 
Sarah Pruett, of Bourbon county, Kentucky. They re- 
sided near Boonville, Missouri. The other children were: 
CDavid, 'Thomas. Mohn, ^Clara, I'^William, i^Mary who 
married Henry Buford, ^^Benjamin Hutchinson of Pitts- 
burg, Pennsylvania. 

Children of Hon. John Lewis Hickman and Elizabeth 
(Hickman) Hickman: 

6 ^Catharine C. Hickman, married 1812, James K. Marshall, a 
lawyer, and after practicing law several years, turned his 
attention to farming and merchandising, died 1828. 

6 2Richard Hickman, born 1813, died 1833. 

6 ^Edward L. Hickman, born 1815, died 1833. 

6 ■^Lydia E. Hickman, born 1817, married in 1834, Richard P. 
Shelby, son of Gen. James Shelby, of Fayette county, 
Kentucky, and grandson of Gov. Shelby. They had three 
children, all died young except James, who married in 
1855; moved to Missouri, where he died in 1856, leaving 
an infant son, who has since died. 

6 ^Margarett Hickman, born 1819, married in 1837. William 
H. Shackleford, a merchant of Richmond, Kentucky, after- 
wards at Paris, Kentucky, she died in 1844. 

6 ®John Lewis Hickman, Jr., born 1821, a farmer," married in 
1844. Adelia Edwards. 

6 "^David H. Hickman, born 1823. died 1849, single. 

6 ^Caroline P. Hickman, born 1829. married William Duke, a 



farmer in 1847^ Mr. Duke was a soldier in the Mexican 

Children of John and Nancy (Hickman) Buford: 
6 ^ Helen Buford, married Mr. Johnson, one of her daughters, 

married J. G. Morrison. 
6 2 Col. Buford. 

6 ^Gen. Napoleon Buford, an officer of the Civil War, died from 
wounds received, or was killed in battle during the latter 
part of the War. He was forty-two years of age and 
was made a Major-General on the very day he died. 

Children of Joseph and Agnes (Hickman) Bledsoe: 
6 ^ Hiram Bledsoe, married Susan Hughes. Capt. Bledsoe, 
served with distinction during the Mexican War and upon 
the breaking out of the Civil War was one of the first to 
raise and equip a company of artillery in the State of 
Missouri. During the terrific shelling near Marietta, a 
shell from the enemies guns exploded near Capt. Bledsoe's 
battery, killing him and twelve others. 
6 ^xhomas Bledsoe, married Miss Wilson. They resided near 

Lexington, Missouri. 
6 ^David, Joseph and two daughters. 

Children of Col. Thomas and Sarah (Pruett) Hickman: 

6 ^John Lewis Hickman, born 1804, married Eliza Hutchinson, 
a cousin, he died near Boonville, Missouri. 

6 2 Ann Hickman, born in Jessamine county, Kentucky^ in 1805, 
in 1817, her father moved to Howard county, Missouri; 
she married in 1819, Robert McGavock, a lawyer, born in 
Wythe county, Virginia 1794, resident of Clovesport, Ken- 

6 ^Clara Hickman, born 1807, her first husband was Jones H. 
Flournoy, a merchant and farmer of Kentucky; she mar- 
ried a second time and was living at Boonville, Missouri, a 
widow, when last heard from. 

6 ^ James P. Hickman, born in 1814 was at one time a merchant 



at Chihuahua, Mexico, married a Spanish lady and lived at 
San Antonia, Texas. They had five children, James, John, 
Thomas, David and Sarah Hickman. 

6 ^Sophia W. Hickman, born 1818, married James O. Toole of 
St. Joseph, Missouri, her children are John, William, 
Mary and Sophia Toole. 

6 "^David W. Hickman, born 1822, a merchant, died in Chihua- 
hua, Mexico. 

Children of Lieut. James Hickman and Sophia (Woodson) 
Hickman : 

6 1 William Hickman, born 1819, died 1832, in Kentucky. 

6 2]viary Elizabeth Hickman, born 1821, married in 1837, 
James S. Rollins. They resided in Columbia Boone 
county, Missouri. Maj. Jas. Sidney Rollins was the oldest 
son of Dr. Anthony Wayne Rollins and Sallie Rodes, born 
in Madison county, Kentucky, April 19, 1812, died at his 
home in Columbia, January 9, 1888. He was a graduate 
of the Indiana University, and in 1832, a law graduate 
of Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky, after 
which he located in Columbia, in 1838, he was elected to 
the Missouri Legislature, and introduced the bill under 
which the State University was located at Columbia by 
the State Commissioners June 24, 1839- On account of 
his authorship, and successful advocacy of the bill of 1839 
under which the institution was located at Columbia, and 
l«is life-long devotion to it, the Board of Curators, on mo- 
tion of Edward Wyman, of St. Louis, in May, 1872, passed 
a resolution honoring him with the title of "Father of the 
University." Col. W. F. Switzler and Dr. John D. Vincil, 
members of the board, advocated the motion. Major Rollins 
served with distinction in the United States Congress 
from 1861 to 1865. His widow now in her eighty-sixth 
year resides at the old home in Columbia, Missouri. 

6 ^Laura Hickman, born 1823, died in St. Louis, Missouri, in 



Children of Capt. David M. and Eliza K .(Johnston) Hick- 

^William T. Hickman, a farmer of Boone county, Missouri, a 
deacon in the Baptist church and was once sheriff of the 
county. He married Fannie Woods; their children are: 
David M., Martha, who married Mr. Bunton, of Terra 
Haute, Indiana, and Clara, who now lives at Columbia, 

^Hon. David H. Hickman, of Columbia, Missouri, married 
Ann Bryan. He was elected to the Legislature from 
Boone county as a member of the Committee on Educa- 
tion. He drafted the School Law of Missouri. He held 
many positions of trust and honor, discharging all the du- 
ties imposed upon him, with fidelity and honesty and died. 
June 25, 1869, his wife 1867. He left one daughter, 
Mary D., who married June 3, 1885, Mr. John E. Price, 
son of Col. J. B. Price, of Jefferson City, they now live 
in Seattle, Washington, they have two sons. 

^Jaraes J. Hickman, resides now in California. He married 
Sophia Edmonson, their children are: John, Gay, James, 
Sophia, Sallie, David, and others. 

Children of Capt. David M. and Cornelia (Bryan) Hick- 

*Thadens B. Hickman, a farmer in early life — later a grocery- 
man, of Columbia, Missouri, married Louise Hickman of 
the State of Louisiana — both are dead and left no chil- 

^Sarah Ann Hickman married Dr. Achibald Young and re- 
sided in Columbia, Missouri. Their children are Dr. David 
H., who married Addie Foley and have one daughter and 
live in Fulton, Missouri ; Nina Young, who married Henry 
Walker of Cooper county, Missouri and have one daughter, 
Nina ; Sallie Young, who married James H. Guitar, of Co- 
lumbia, Missouri, and their children are Helen, Sarah, 


James and Archie ; Archibald Young, the youngest of the 

children of Sarah Hickman and Dr. Young. 
6 ^John Lewis Hickman, now living in Kansas City, Missouri, 

married Ella Walker, their children are; Walker, Cornelia, 

6 ^Milton Hickman, died in infancy. 
6 ^Thomas Harvy Hickman, of Boone county, Missouri, married 

Amanda Hickman from Louisiana, their children are: 

Thaddeus, who is now in Iowa and Thomas Hickman, who 

married Mrs. Austin, of Louisiana. 

Children of Mason and Lucy (Hickman) Moss: 

6 ^ David M. Moss, married Catharine Coates and resided near 
CarroUton, Missouri. 

6 ^Eliza Margarett Moss married Matthew Jeffries, a farmer, 
of Boone county, Missouri, they have several children. 

6 ^ Henry H. Moss married Harriett Egar, started to California 
in 1849. His wife died when they were in forty miles of 
Nevada City and their infant child soon after reaching 
California. He returned with an only son to Missouri and 
afterwards was deputy marshal at St. Joseph, Missouri. 

6 * Benjamin F. Moss, died single in Platte county, Missouri, in 
1848, age 25 years. 

6 ^Charles Mason Moss died single in Calloway county, Mis- 
souri, aged twenty-five years. 

6 ^ Clara A. Moss, born 1821, married in 1840, Walter Robinson, 
he died in Lawrence county, Missouri and his widow re- 
sided for many years near Paris, Missouri. 

6 ''^ Thomas T. Moss, married first Miss Smith; second, Sarah 
Brown. He was a farmer near Mexico, Missouri, died in 
the age of twenty-eight years. 

6 ^Nancy Buford Moss, died in 1857. 

Children of William and Mary (Tureman) Hickman: 
6 ^ David Hickman died of cholera. 
6 ^Elizabeth Hickman resides in Paris, Kentucky. 



6 ^Ann Hickman married John Shackleford, of St. Louis, Mis- 
souri, their children Mary now in St. Louis, Martha mar- 
ried Mr. Thomas, of Greenville, Mississippi, they have 
several children. 

6 ^Thaddeus Hickman died single several years ago in Boone 
county, Missouri. 

6 ^Mary Hickman married Dr. Owens, of Paris, Kentucky. 

6 ^Martha Hickman married Dr. R. T. Davis, son of Garrett 

6 '''Laura Hickman, of Paris, Kentucky. 

6 ^Clara Hickman married William Hood, of Scott county, Ken- 
tucky, now living in Mississippi. 

6 ^Irene Hickman married William H. Bass, son of Eli Bass, of 
Boone county, Missouri, their children are Everett, of 
Greenville, Mississippi, Thaddeus,now of Indian Territory, 
married Elizabeth Ferris, who died several years ago, he 
has two daughters, Irene and Elizabeth. James Bass and 
Robert Bass, of Indian Territory, William Bass married 
and has several children now living in Indian Territory, 
Lawrence Bass of Mississippi married and has one son, 
Everett; Hugh T. Bass, of Greenville, Misssisippi and 
Lollie Bass who lives with her mother and brother Everett 
at Greenville, Mississippi. 

6 ^"^ Rebecca Hickman, Paris, Kentucky. 

4 2 Anna Hickman, daughter of James and Hannah (Lewis) 
Hickman, born, in Culpepper county Virginia, in 17.^4, 
died in Clark county, Kentucky, in 1836, about the year 
1783, she married Stephen Holladay, son of Joseph and 
Betty (Lewis) Holliday; born, September 8, 1760, in 
Spottsylvania county, Virginia, moved to Clark county, 
Kentucky, 1795. 

Children of Stephen and Anna (Hickman) Holladay: 
5 1 Elliott Holladay, bom in Clark county, Kentucky, in 1786, 
in 1812 he volunteered to fight the Indians. He was a 
member of Maj. John Martin's Company. After two days 


hard fighting on the eighteenth and twenty-second of Jan- 
uary, 1813^ was taken prisoner at Winchester's defeat at 
the river Raisin. He suffered much from cold and cruel 
treatment of the Indians and finally had to give up his 
gun to save his life. After being exchanged he made his 
way home, where he arrived in April, 1813. He married 
in 1814, Rachel Johnson, whose parents were from Mary- 
land. He died in Pike county, Missouri, in 1869. 

5 2 Jemima Holladay, born in Clark county, Kentucky, in 1788, 
married in 1809, Elija Harris, she died in 1812, leaving 
one daughter, Lucy F. Harris. 

5 3 James Holladay died single. 

5 * Joseph Holladay, born in 1791. married Sarah Woolfolk, 
daughter of John Woolfolk and Elizabeth Lewis, grand- 
daughter of Dr. Waller Lewis and Sarah Lewis. He died 
in Clark county, Kentucky in 1855, their descendants are 
given in the "Warner Hall" Lewis line. 

5 ^5 Lewis Holladay, born 1793, died in Clark county, Kentucky, 
leaving one daughter. 

5 "^Elizabeth Holladay, born 1795, married John Huston, died 
in Fayette county, Kentucky, in 1833. 

5 "Waller Holladay, born 1797, married in 1843, Sarah A. 
Dunahoo, who was the widow of James H. Whittington 
when he married her. She died 1853, leaving three chil- 
dren: Cordelia Holladay, born 1844, Jemima Jane Holla- 
day, bom 1846, and Ann Eliza Holladay, born 1848. 

Children of Rev. Henry and Phebe (Eastham) Hickman: 

5 ^ Frank Hickman, died young in Virginia. 

5 -Nancy Hickman died in Virginia. 

5 ^William Lewis Hickman, born 1776, married in 1801, Sarah 
F. Thompson, of Kentucky, born in 1782, died in 1848, in 
Illinois. He moved from Clark county, Kentucky, to De 
Witt county, Illinois in 1836 and died in 1842. 

5 ^Lucy Hickman, born 1778, married Belain P. Evans and died 
in 1838. 


5 ^Mary Hickman, born 1780, died single. 

5 ^Richard Hickman, born about 1785, married in 1812, Sarah 

Combs, both died in Saline county, Missouri, in 1854. 
5 'William L. Hickman, born 1790, married Sallie Pearson, 

died at Winchester, Kentucky, 1864. 
5 ^Fanny Lawson, bom 1795, died single. 

Children of Eleanor Hickman, who married Joseph Hill: 
5 ^ Lieut. James H. Hill, born 1779- He was a soldier in war 
of 1812, served under Capt. Combs in a company from 
Clark county, Kentucky, and was in the battle of Thames 
under Col. Richard M. Johnston. He died single in Pick- 
anay county, Ohio, in 1830. 
5 ^Elizabeth Hill, born 1781, married first, James Haley, who 
died in 1830 in Fayette county, Kentucky, after which she 
married her cousin, John P. Hill, she died in Christian 
county, Illinois, in 1854. 
5 ^Nancy Lewis Hill, born in 1783, married John Haley, brother 
to James, who married her sister. He died in Kentucky, 
and she died in Sangamon county, Illinois. 
4 ^Gen. Richard Hickman born in Culpepper county 1757, 
was a Revolutionary soldier. He emigrated from Vir- 
ginia to what is now Clark county, Kentucky, was a 
farmer but was called from his plow-handles by the 
citizens of his county and was elected as a member of 
the convention that formed the Constitution of Ken- 
tucky in 1799- He served his country over twenty 
years ; a Senator in the Kentucky Legislature. He 
was elected Lieutenant-Governor of Kentucky and 
during his term the war of 1812 occurred. The Leg- 
islature requested Gov. Isaac Shelby to take the field 
in person against the Indians and command the troops 
of the state, which order he obeyed. During the ab- 
sence of Gov. Shelby, Gen. Hickman acted as Gov- 
ernor of the state; Hickman county in Kentucky was 
named for him. In 1787 Gen. Richard Hickman mar- 


ried Lydia^ the widow of Christopher Irvine, whose 
maiden name was Lydia Calloway, daughter of Col. 
Calloway, who was killed by the Indians. Lydia before 
her marriage was stolen by the Indians, together with 
her sister Elizabeth and a daughter of Col. Boone, but 
was recovered by Boone and reached the fort in safety. 
Gen. Hickman died in Clark county, Kentucky in 

Children of Richard and Lydia Hickman: 

^Capt. Llewellen Hickman, born 1788, was an officer in war 
of 1812, stationed at Prairie du Chien on the Mississippi 
river. He married Agnes St. Cyr, a French lady of St. 
Louis, Missouri, leaving one son named Llewellen, St. Cyr 
Hickman, who married and lives in St .Charles, Missouri. 

^Elizabeth Hickman, born 1790, married her cousin, John 
Lewis Hickman, son of David and Clara (McClanahaii) 
Hickman, she died in Bourbon county, Kentucky, in 18S3, 
for their descendants, see page 372 this book. 

^Catharine Hickman, born 1797, married Gen. William C. 
Prewitt, a farmer of Fayette county, Kentucky, died at 
the residence of her son R. H. Prewitt, in Clark county, 
Kentucky, July 11, 1878; her husband died many years 

^Matilda Hickman, born 1801, married in 1818, Hon. Samuel 
Hanson, died in Winchester, Clark county, Kentucky, in 
1847, Samuel Hanson was born in Alexandria, District of 
Columbia, was a very distinguished lawyer and died in 
Winchester, Kentucky, 1858. 

^Caroline Hickman, born 1803, married David K. Pitman, 

she died in St. Charles county, Missouri, leaving a son, 

Richard Hickman. 

4 ^Capt. James L. Hickman, born in 1759, in Culpepper 

county, Virginia, married Elizabeth Bryan and died 

in Lincoln county, Kentucky, in 1828. After his 



death his widow, with several children moved to Piatt 
county, Missouri. He was a Revolutionary soldier. 

Children of Capt. James L. and Elizabeth (Bryan) Hick- 

5 1 William B. Hickman, born 1795, married Sarah Bronaugh, 
half sister of Polly, who married James P. Hickman; Wm. 
B. died in Lincoln county, Kentucky in 1832, and his wife 
in 1845. 

5 2 Nancy Lewis Hickman, born 1798, died in Cole county, Mis- 
souri in 1868. She married James Tinsley, a soldier of 
1812, who was at the battle of New Orleans; he died in 
Greene county, Mo., 1870. 

5 3 Mary Hickman, born February 8, 1800; married Samuel En- 
gleman and died in Lincoln county, Kentucky in 1819, leav- 
ing one son, Jacob Engleman, born 1819, who married his 
cousin Betsy Hickman whose children are found on another 

5 ^ Henry Terrell Hickman, born 1804; married Elizabeth Lo- 
gan. He died in Lincoln county, Kentucky in- 1835, leaving 
a son, James, who married Eliza Duncan and resided in 
Johnson county, Missouri. Their children are: Mary, Laura, 
William, John, Annie and Luther S. Hickman. 

5 ^Elizabeth Hickman, born 1806; married Simeon Engleman, 
brother of Samuel; she resided in Boone county, Missouri. 
Issue Mary, Elizabeth, John, Maria, James W., Barbara, 
Simeon, Martha Christian & Sarah E. Engleman. 

5 *^ Amelia Hickman, born 1808; married John M. Shackleford 
and resided at Red Bluffs California, names of children un- 

5 "Lucinda Hickman, born 1810; married Joel Hickman, son of 
Joel and Frances G. (Wilson) Hickman. He died in Piatt 
county, Missouri, in 1847 and his wife afterwards resided 
in Cameron, Missouri. The names of their seven children 
are — John W., James, Elizabeth, Louisa, Maria, Mary and 
Martha Hickman. 



5 ^ James P. Hickman, born 1812; married Polly Bronaugh and 
died near Dallas, Texas in 1879. They left seven children 
— Betsy, Mary Ann, Gleeson, Henry, Louisa, Lydia and 
Clara, who married a Mr. Terrell and lived in Parker county. 
5 ^Louisa Hickman, born 1814; married Thomas J. Thurman 
and died in Lincoln county, Kentucky in 1866, leaving an 
only daughter, Bettie Thurman, who married Dr. W. C. 
Swinney and lived in Greene county, Missouri. Issue, Wil- 
liam and Louisa. 

4 ^Joel Hickman, son of James and Hannah (Lewis), 
born in Culpepper county, Virginia, August 10, 1761; 
married, 1786, Frances Garetta Wilson, daughter of 
Lieut. John Wilson, who was killed at the battle of Eu- 
taw Springs, South Carolina, 1781. He (Joel Hick- 
man) was a soldier of the Revolutionary War and died 
in Clark county, Kentucky, July l6, 1852. 

Children of Joel and Frances G. Hickman: 

5 ^John Wilson Hickman, born 1787; married, first. Betsy Bro- 
naugh; married, second, name unknown. Issue, Adeline 
Hickman, Boyle county, Kentucky. He died in Boyle coun- 
ty, Kentucky, in 1849. 

5 2 James Lewis Hickman, born 1788; married Maria Shackle- 
ford. He was for many years a merchant at Lexington. 
Kentucky, from which he moved to Todd county, Kentucky, 
where he died in 1855. He was a member of Captain Hart's 
company from Kentucky in War of 1812. He married in 
1818, Maria Shackleford eldest daughter of William S. 
Shackleford of Fleming county, Kentucky. 

5 ^Nancy E. Hickman, born 1790, died 1791. 

5 ■*Polly Terrell Hickman, born 1792; married George Gilmore 
and died in Christian county, Kentucky in 1828. 

5 ^Sallie Lawson Hickman, born in 1794; married James East- 
ham and died in Lexington, Kentucky in 1857. 

5 ^Thomas Elliott Hickman, born 1796, in Clark county, Ken- 



tucky. He died in Winchester, Kentucky, 1838, leaving an 
onlj' daughter, Mary Ann, who died in 1848. 

5 'Sophia Weston Hickman, born 1798; married Thomas Holton, 
resided in ^ladison county, Kentucky. Issue, Thomas Hol- 
ton, died 1855; Adeline Holton married Thomas Jones and 
lived in Cass county, Missouri. 

5 ^Adeline D. Hickman, born 1800; she died unmarried in Clark 
county, Kentucky. 

5 ^Eliza Byrd Hickman, born in 1802; married John Reed, died 
in Madison county, Kentucky in 1855, leaving one child, 
Eliza Byrd Reed, who married Jeremiah Collins. Issue, 
Edwin H. and John P. Collins. 

5 ^''Joel Franklin Hickman, born in 1804; married Lucinda 
Hickman, a cousin and died in Buchanan county, Missouri 
in 1847, leaving children. 

5 ^^ Frances Garetta Hickman, born 1807; married Addison T. 
Elliott and died 1831 in JeiFerson county, Kentucky. 

5 ^^'Edwin Clinton Hickman, born May 10, 1810; married about 

1839, Amanda F. Best, daughter of Dr. Robert Best, born 
in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 29, 1815, died in Clark county, 
Kentucky, 1845. He died in Lexington, Kentucky May 5, 

Children of John Wilson and Betsy (Bronaugh) Hickman. 

6 ^William Hickman, resides near Salvisa, Kentucky. 
6 2 Lucy Hickman. 

4 ^Hannah Hickman, daughter of James and Hannah 
(Lewis) Hickman, bom in Culpepper county, Virginia. 
1765; married George L. Hill (brother to Joseph, who mar- 
ried her sister Eleanor) of Virginia in 1782. She died aged 
89 and her husband 85 ; both buried near Darbyville, Ohio. 

Children of George and Hannah Hill : 

5 ^ Susan Hickman Hill, bom 1788; married Archibald Shock- 
ley and died in Pickanay count)', Ohio, 1853. 

5 2 John P. Hill, born 1790; married, first, his cousin, Mrs. 
Nancy Lewis Haley, widow of John Haley and daughter of 


Joseph and Eleanor Hill; married, second, Mrs. Bridges, 
they lived near Chatham. Illinois. He was at the battle of 
Baltimore in War of 1812, was also in the Black Hawk War, 
imder General Henry. They left no children. 

^Hannah Hill, born 1792; married Rev. George Ambrose, who 
died in 1850 and was buried near Darbyville, Ohio. 

^ James Lewis Hill, born 1794, died single in Norfolk, Vir- 
ginia in 1814. He was a volunteer in War of 1812. 

^George Hill, born 1797; married Catherine Price and lived 
near Moundville, Virginia. 

^Silas P. Hill, born 1799; married Paulina Haley, daughter 
of John and Nancy L. Hill. He died in Christian county, 
Illinois, leaving no issue. 

"Leroy Lewis Hill, born 1801; married Nancy L. Haley, 
daughter of James and Elizabeth (Hill) Haley. They lived 
near Hempland, Mo. 

^Elizabeth Hill, born 1803; married Col. James Mitchell and 
died in Madison county, Ohio in 1840, leaving two sons 
(twins) David and James. 

^Nancy L. Hill, born 1805; married Sam Thompson; married 
second, James Magill and resided near Darbyville, Ohio. 

Children of Elliott and Rachel (Johnson) Holliday, grand- 
children of Stephen and Anna (Hickman) Holladay. 
^ Eliza Ann Holladay, born in Clark county, Kentucky, 1815; 

married in 1836, Samuel Crutcher of Montgomery county. 

Mo. She died 1847, leaving three sons: Elliott Waller, 

Obanon and James W. Crutcher. 
^Samuel Wilson Holladay, born 1817. He was a farmer of 

Pike county, Missouri. 
^Mary Holladay, born 1819; married Ambrose Crutcher, 

cousin to Samuel. Issue: Elizabeth Ann, Sarah Frances, 

who married Mr. Wright of Paris, Missouri. Rachel and 

Samuel W. Crutcher. 
^Sarah Holladay, born 1821; married 1840 Harvey B. Pritch- 



ett of Pike county, Missouri. Children, Mary Ann, Edwin, 
Melissa, Eliza, Samuel W. and Christine. 

6 ^Nancy HoUaday born 1823; married 1843, her cousin Brax- 
ton L. Hickman. He was a miller of Ashley, Pike county, 
Missouri. Their children are: Sarah Ann, Marcellus, Rod- 
ney, Laura and David Hickman. 

6 ^Martha Jane Holladay, born 1824; married 1846 Samuel N. 
Purse. He owned a foundry at Ashley, Pike county, Mis- 
souri. Issue: Irene, Zachary Taylor and Dolly Purse. 

6 '''Emily Holladay, bom 1825; married, fiirst, Wm. Cash in 
1844, who died in 1852. She married, second, 1855 Elija 
J. Strother, Children: Claudius Cash, James E. Cash and 
Ella Strother. 

6 ^ James Waller Holladay, bom 1827, died in Cincinnati, Ohio, 
1852. He was a very ingenious mechanic working in metals 
of all kinds. 

6 ^Lewis Holladay, born 1829, a farmer of Pike county, Mis- 

6 ^^Owen Holladay, born 1832, was a merchant at Pikes Peak, 

6 ^ ^Margaret Jemima Holladay, born 1837 in Pike county, Mis- 

Children of Elija and Jemima (Holladay) Harris: 
6 ^Lucy F. Harris, born 1810; married Benjamin R. Waller and 
resided near Winchester, Kentucky, until they moved to 
Cooper county, Missouri in 1841. Their children are as fol- 

7 ^Frances Ann Waller, born 1828; married 1851 David 
M. Johnson, a lawyer from Ohio. They lived in Troy, 
Kansas. Issue: John Lee, dead, Benjamin Waller, 
dead. Waller Sheridan, born 1853, James Y., Eliza J. 
and Laura Johnson, bom 1864. 
7 2 Robert Edward Waller, born 1830; married Ann E. 
Guthrie in 1862. They lived in Cooper county, Mis- 

25 ^85 


souri. He was a noted mathematician. Children, John 
James, etc. 

7 ^Jemima E, and ^Elizabeth died young. 

7 ^Mary Jane Waller, born 1834; married Robert J. Par- 
rish, resided near Bell Air, Missouri. They have four 

7 "^John Adams Waller, born 1835; teacher. 

7 "Lucy Harris Waller, born 1838; teacher. 

7 » Jemima E. Waller, born 1849, died I860. 

7 ^Benjamin Franklin Waller, born 1841; a teacher. 

7 ^"^Elmina L. Waller, born 1844 of Cooper county, Mis- 
souri, a poetess. 

Children of Lewis Holladay and wife. 
6 ^Martha Ann Holladay; married Samuel A. Woodford of 
Clark county, Kentucky. Issue: 
7 1 Mildred Woodford, born 1842. 
7 ^Elizabeth Woodford, born 1846. 
7 ^Mary Woodford, born 1851. 
7 ^Lewis Woodford, born 1853. 
7 ^Lucy Woodford, born 1856. 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Holladay) Huston: 
6 ■'Nancy Huston married James Hall of Bourbon county, Ken- 
tucky. Issue: Elizabeth Hall, who married Robert S. Tay- 
lor of Clark county, Kentucky. Children: Sallie and An- 
nie Taylor. 

Children of Waller and Sarah (Whittington) Holladay: 
6 ^Cordelia Holladay, born 1844. 
6 2 Jemima Jane Holladay, born 1846. 
6 3 Ann Eliza Holladay, born 1848. 

Children of Wm. Lewis, son of Rev. Henry and Phoebe 
(Eastham) Hickman, who married Sarah H. Thomp- 



6 ^Louisa Verona Hickman, born 1802; married in 1822 George 
L. Hill, born near Fredericksburg in 1797. She died at 
Clinton, Illinois, September 25, 1886. He died November 
30, 1887 at Clinton Illinois. 

6 ^Laurinda E, Hickman, born 1804<; married John Bostick in 
1825 and died in 1826. 

6 ^Rosanna B. Hickman, born 1805, died 1827. 

6 ^Emily T. Hickman, born 1806; married Paschal Mills. 

6 ^Mary Byrd Hickman, born 1807; married Thomas J. Rog- 
ers, died in Dewitt county, Illinois in 1838. 

6 ^Albert H. Hickman, born 1808; married Harriet Grimes and 
died 1831, leaving a son Charles Lewis Grimes Hickman. 

6 "^Rodney E. Hickman, born 1809; married Elizabeth Wallace, 
died in 1842. Issue: 
7 1 David Wallace Hickman, born 1839. 
7 ^John Thomas Hickman, bom 1841; married Jane Mc- 

7 ^Hester Ann, born and died in 1842. 

6 ^Braxton Lewis Hickman, born 1810; married his third cousin 
Nancy, daughter of Elliott Holladay. 

6 ^John H. Hickman, born 1811; married Rachel E. Giddings 
in 1853, died I860, leaving two children, Jolui M. and Sa- 
rah L. Hickman. 

6 i^lantha C. Hickman, born 1813, died 1814. 

6 iiPaschal P. Hickman, born 1814, died 1853 in DeWitt 
county, Illinois. 

6 ^^Llewellen B. Hickman, born 1817; married in 1835 Cyn- 
thia Ann Brown. Issue: Wm. Jones, John L., Fannie B. 
and Warren Hickman. 

6 ^^Susan F. Hickman, born 1818; married Samuel Duncan, 
died 1851, leaving two children, Lewis and Lucretia Dun- 

6 ^^ William W. Hickman, born 1820; married, first, Sarah A. 
CondifF; married, second, Elvira Mintum. He was a Lieut, 
in the Federal army, 41st Illinois Regiment, during the 



Civil War. Children are: Lewis, Henry, Ira, Theodore, 
Richard T., Sarah V. Nancv and James Hickman, etc. 

6 i^David A. Hickman^ born 1821, died 1824. 

6 ^^Sarah M. Hickman, born 1822, died young. 

6 1''^ & 18 Both sons died young. 

Children of Belain P. and Lucy (Hickman) Evans. 
6 ^Hickman Evans married Mary Combs 
6 ^Belain P. Evans married Spiers. Issue as follows: 

7 ^Lucy H. Evans married Albert G. Boggs son of Ex- 
Governor Boggs of Missouri. Children: Willis Henry, 
Sam Spiers, Mary Frances. 
6 ^Richard Evans married Mariah Jughs, 
6 ^ James L. Evans married Elizabeth Hayden. 
6 ^Peter Evans married Elizabeth Smith. 

6 ^Jolin Evans married Miss Ford. 

6 '^William H. Evans married Miss Smith. 

6 ^Frances L. Evans, born April 10, 1809; married December 

18, 1827 James C. Banford of Fayette county, Kentucky. 
6 ^Mary Evans died single. 

Children of Richard and Susan (Combs) Hickman. 

6 ^Cuthbert H. Hickman, born 1815; married in 1838 Elizabeth 
Grimes. He resided near Cambridge, Missouri. Issue, 
eleven children. 

6 ^Dr, Lawson B. Hickman, born 1816. He was a surgeon in 
the Confederate army, was taken prisoner at Fort Donel- 
son while waiting on both Northern and Southern soldiers; 
married Georgianna Baylor, resided with his family at Elk- 
ton, Todd county, Kentucky. 

6 ^ Sally Combs Hickman, born 1819; married James A. Logan, 
resided near Dangerfield, Titus county, Texas, where she 
died in 1856. Their children are: Susan E., Sarah A., Lo- 
gan married Edward Truitt of Texas; Lydia E., William, 
a soldier in Civil War, taken prisoner and confined at Lit- 
tle Rock, Arkansas, where he died; Robert and Jay Logan. 



6 ^Fielding A. Hickman, born 1820; married Agnes Pigg. They 
have no children. 

6' ^Dr. Richard William Lewis Hickman, born 1822. He grad- 
uated in medicine at Louisville, Kentucky; married^ first, 
Jane Hord; married, second, Miss Kidwell. He has no 
children and when last heard from was a widower, living 
near Petra, Saline county, Missouri. 

Children of William L. and Sally (Pearson) Hickman. 

6 ^Susan M. Hickman, Winchester, Kentucky. 

6 ^Frances L. Hickman married Robert Smith. 

6 ^Lucy E. Hickman married John Taliaferro, son of Hay Tal- 
iaferro, grandson of William Taliaferro of Caroline county, 

6 ^William Hickman, lived with his father, who was old and af- 
flicted and confined to his bed. He was arrested in 1861 
and taken from the bedside of his father to prison in Lex- 
ington, Kentucky, because his sympathies were with the 
South . After his release, joined the Confederate army and 
after the close of the war resided in St. Louis, Missouri. 

6 ^ Nancy Hickman youngest child. 

Children of James and Elizabeth (Hill) Haley. 

6 ^ Nancy Lewis Haley married Leroy Lewis Hill, son of George 
and Hannah Hill of Darbyville, Ohio and resides at Spring- 
field, Illinois. 

6 2 Paulina T. Haley married James Bennett. 

6 -^Joseph Haley married Nancy Elliott. 

6 ^Elizabeth Haley married, first Robert McCondie, who died 
near Springfield, Illinois in 1844. She married, second, 
William Singer. They resided near Taylorville, Illinois. 

6 ^Woodson Haley. 

Children of John and Nancy Lewis (Hill) Haley. 
6 ^Paulina Haley married Silas P. Hill, son of Hannah and 
George Hill. She died in Christian county, Illinois, child- 



6 ^Lucinda Haley married Bartlett Haley. Their children are, 
Angeline, married Joseph Matthews, James, Frank married 
Miss Harper, William, Mary and Newton Haley. 

Children of William and Catherine (Hickman) Prewitt. 

6 ^Richard Hickman Prewitt, born 1833, a graduate of Bethany 
College, Virginia and the Law class of Louisville, Kentucky. 
Afterwards practiced law in Lexington, Kentucky. 

6 -David Prewitt, born 1838, was a soldier in the Confederate 
service under command of Gen. John H. Morgan. He mar- 
ried after the close of the war. 

Children of Samuel and Matilda (Hickman) Hanson: 

6 ^Richard H. Hanson is an eminent lawyer, has represented 
Bourbon county in the Legislature. He married Evaline 
Talbott and resided in Paris, Kentucky. Issue: Charles G., 
R. H., Jr., Jennie M. and Samuel Hanson. 

6 ^Sarah C. Hanson of Leavenworth, Kansas, 

t) 2 Matilda R. Hanson married Captain James Stone, who served 
in the Mexican War as Captain of infantry company, now 
a farmer living near Leavenworth, Kansas. Their children 
are, Samuel H., Robert C, James, etc. 

6 '*Lydia C. Hanson, died single. 

6 ^ & ^Eliza and Caroline died in childhood. 

6 ^Thomas L. Hanson died single. 

6 ®Mary K. Hanson married Mr. Gladdings and resides at Leav- 
enworth, Kansas. 

6 ^Ellen L. Hanson married Major Charles W. Helm. He served 
in the Confederate army as Major under Gen. Roger W. 
Hanson. He was born July l6, 1834, died 1888, graduated 
with honors from the University of Virginia. Mrs, Ellen L. 
Helm resided in Dallas, Texas. Her children are: 
7 ^Virgie A. Helm married Mr. Reed; one child, Carl Han- 
son Reed. 
7 -Erasmus Helm, resides in Leavenworth, Kansas. 



7 ^Matilda Stone Helm married and resides in Texarkana, 

7 ^James S. Helm. 
7 ^ Roger Hanson Helm. 

6 i^Gen. Roger W. Hanson, Lieutenant under Colonel Williams 
in Mexican War^ was a General in the Confederate army, 
was mortally wounded near Murfreesboro^ Tennessee, in 
January, 1863. In 1853 he married Virginia Peters of 
Woodford county, Kentucky. Mrs. Hanson served three 
terms as State Librarian of Kentucky. No issue, 

6 ^^Colonel Charles S. Hanson, a Colonel in the Union army, 
received a wound near Saltville, Virginia, from effect of 
which he died in Paris, Kentucky. He married Carrie 
Wlieeler of Winchester, Kentucky. Their only daughter 
married William R. Thomas, Paris, Kentucky. 

6 ^^Sam K. Hanson, Jr., died in the Federal service from sick- 

6 ^^Isaac S. Hanson, a soldier in the Confederate service died 
soon after war. 

Children of William B. and Sarah (Bronaugh) Hickman. 

6' ^Thomas B. Hickman, born 1814; married Margarett Culbert- 
son, daughter of David and Sally (Bright) Culbertson, re- 
sides near Red Bluff, California where he settled after leav- 
ing Kentucky in 1839. Children: Thomas Jefferson, Sarah 
E., Mary K., Gholson, Eliza T., Elijah H., and Drucilla. 

6 ^Elizabeth B. Hickman, born 1818; married her cousin, Jacob 
Engleman, she had eight children and died in 1867. 

6 ^Mary Hickman, born 1820; married Isham Gilbert and died in 
Missouri in 1855, leaving three daughters. 

6 ^Robert L. Hickman, born 1823. 

6 ^Sarah Ann Hickman, born 1825; married John Owens. Is- 
sue one daughter. 

6 ^Lucy Hickman, born 1827; married, first, Samuel Shackle- 
ford, second, George W. Patterson, and died in 1855, 
leaving three children. 



6 "^Maria Hickman, born 1829; married William A. Owens: Is- 
sue, two children. 

6 ^Catherine Hickman, born 1832; married James Baxter of 
Missouri and had nine children. 

Children of James and Nancy Lewis (Hickman) Tinsley. 

6 ^ James H. Tinsley, born 1817; married Mary Dunlap. Issue: 
Mary E. and others. 

6 2 William Tinsley, born 1818, died in Lincoln county, Ken- 
tucky in 1845. 

6 ^Henry H. Tinsley, born 1820, died in Polk county, Missouri 
in 1869 from injuries received in war of 1861. 

6 ^Betsy Tinsley, born 1821, died 1833. 

6 5 Amelia Tinsley, born 1823; married Dr. B. M. E. Smith and 
died in Clay county, Missouri in 1852. Issue: Mary L. and 
Edward L. Smith. 

6 ^Dr. Robert L. Tinsley, born 1825; married, first, Ange Berry, 
who died in 1859 and he married, second, Amanda A. Pas- 
chal in 1866. They have serveral children. 

6 7 John F. Tinsley, bom 1827, died 1845. 

6 ^Mary L. Tinsley, born 1829, died 1848. 

6 ^David Anthony Tinsley, born 1833, captain under General 
Price, was in the battles of Oak Hills, Wilson Creek, Lex- 
ington and was killed in 1863. 

6 ^°Thomas B. Tinsley, born in 1855, was murdered in Piatt 
county, Missouri in 1865 by Fitzgerald's party. 

6 ^1 Benjamin S. Tinsley, born in 1840; was in battles of Lex- 
ington, Pea Ridge, etc. He married Mary Gilbert in 1869- 

Children of James Lewis and Maria (Shackleford) Hick- 
6 ^Elizabeth F. Hickman, born in Frankfort, Kentucky in 1810, 

died same year. 
6 ^Mary S. Hickman, born in Fleming county, Kentucky, 1821, 

died in 1826. 



6 ^William Shackleford Hickman, born in Clark county, Ken- 
tucky, in 1823. 

6 ^Dr. Joel T. Hickman, born in Fayette county, Kentucky, 
1825; married 1846 Frances Downing Lewis, daughter of 
Dr. John Terrell Lewis. They were distant cousins. 

6 ^ James Lewis Hickman, born in Fayette county, Kentucky, 
1828, died same year. 

6 ^Maria Troter Hickman, born in Lexington, Kentucky, 1829; 
married Charles F. Coppage. 

6 ''^ Sarah C. Hickman, bom Fayette county, Kentucky. 

6 ^Amelia F. Hickman, born in 1834, died 1836. 

6 ^Ellen Douglas Hickman, born 1836. . 

6 ^^John J. Hickman^ born Fayette county, Kentucky, 1839. 

6 ^^ Edwin Clinton Hickman, born 1842 in Fayette county, Ken- 

tucky. Several of James Hickman's children afterwards 
lived in Todd county, Kentucky. 

Children of Dr. Joel and Frances D. (Lewis) Hickman. 

7 ^ James Lewis Hickman, born 1847; married 1884 Nancy L. 

Wright of Audrain county, Missouri. 
7 ^Joel Thomas Hickman, Jr., bom 1849; married Cannie Davis 

of Boone county, Missouri, in 1879. 
7 ^William F. Hickman, born 1852; married 1882 Josie Drumb, 

died 1887, in Evansville, Indiana. 
7 ^Mary L. Hickman, born 1854. 

7 ^John Breckenridge Hickman, born 1856, died I860. 
7 ^Charles Douglas Hickman, born 1858, died I860. 
7 ■^ Alice Hickman, born 1861, died 1862. 
7 ^Margaret Downing Hickman, born 1863, died 1888. 
7 ^Maria Shackleford Hickman, born 1866. 
7 ^"David C. Hickman, born 1869- 
7 "Martha W. Hickman, bom 1871, died March, 1890. Her 

mother, Frances D. Hickman, died March, 1890. 

Children of Charles F. and Maria T. Coppage. 
7 ^Charles Lewis Coppage, born 1848 in Lexington, Kentucky, 
died young. 



7 ^Mary Meriwether Coppage, born 1850 in Todd county, Ken- 
7 ^Sarah Ellen Coppage, born 1851. 

7 *Maria Penelope Coppage, born 1853, Louisville, Kentucky. 
7 **Sabina F. Coppage, bom 1855 in Christian county, Kentucky. 

Children of Charles O. and Sarah C. Faxon. 
7 ^William Henry Faxon, only child born in 1851. The same 
year his mother died in Clarksville, Tennessee. 

Children of George and Polly Terrell (Hicknian) Gilmore. 
6 ^ James Lewis Gilmore, lives in Illinois. 
6 ^Joel Gilmore. 

6 ^John Wilson Gilmore, resides in Albany Oregon. 
6 ^Alexander Gilmore, New Lancaster, Illinois. 
6 ^'Thomas Elliott Gilmore, died in Illinois, leaving a widow and 

6 ^Robert Gilmore. 
6 ^Ellen Gilmore married, first, Mr. Salter; married, second, 

Mr. Little. 
6 ''Mary Gilmore, died unmarried. 

Children of Frances G., daughter of Joel Hickman, who 
married A. T. Elliott. 
6 ^Edwin T. Elliott, lives in Clark county, Kentucky. 
6 ^Priscilla F. Elliott married Ellison A. Daniel^ Jr. She died 

1854 in Dallas, Texas, leaving one child. 
6 ^Mary Eliza Elliott married William H. Dean^ resides in 

Madison county, Kentucky. Their children are: Addison 

Dean and Fanny Dean. 

Children of Edwin C. and Amanda F (Best) Hickman. 
6 ^Captain Robert B. Hickman, born 1840. 
6 ^Lieutenant Joel Drake Hickman, bom 1842. 
6 2 William H. Hickman, born 1845, died 1845. 



Children of Archibald and Susan H. (Hill) Shockley, grand- 
children of George and Hannah Hill. 
iS ^Woodson Shockley married Martha Smith. 

7 ^Mary, George and Nelson Shockley. 
6 2Editha Shockley married Jacob Kiler. Issue: Henrietta Ki- 

ler, etc. 
G ^Ewel Shockley married Miss Bowman. 
6 ^Orilla Shockley married Thomas Bowman. 
6 ^Celia Shockley married William Gilliland. Issue: John. 

Mary and Elizabeth Gilliland. 

Children of Rev. George and Hannah (Hill) Ambrose. 
6 ^Dr. George Ambrose, born 1824; married his cousin Ellen 

Frances Hill. They resided in Oregon. Their children are, 

Utilla, Ann, Lillie, Florence and Willis L. Ambrose. 
6 2Linnie Ann Ambrose married George Ambrose and died in 

1855, leaving a daughter, Matilda Ambrose. 
6 ^Silas J. Ambrose, born 1828; married Mary Winn and died 

1854 without issue. 

Children of Leroy L. and Nancy (Haley) Hill. 

6 1 Ellen F. Hill married Dr. George Ambrose, whose descend- 
ants are given elsewhere. 

6 2 James H. Hill. 

6 ^Willis A. Hill. 

6 ^ Leroy W. Hill of Oregon. 

6 SQrmizinda Hill married Mr. Twist, of Oregon. 

6 «Edward T. Hill. 

Children of Samuel and Nancy (Hill) Thompson. 
6 ^Samuel H. Thompson married Theresa RadclifF and resides 

at Darbyville, Ohio. Their children are, Alice and Emma 

Radcliff Thompson. 
6 2 Paulina Thompson married William A. Miller and resides at 



Darbyville, Ohio. Children, James, Virginia, Belle, George 

and Samuel Miller. 
6 ^David T. Thompson is a merchant at Pekin, Illinois. Issue: 

Cora and others. 
6 "William McGill. 

6 ^Leroy McGill and Susan H. McGill and others. 

Children of James K. and Catharine C. (Hickman) Mar- 
shall, grandchildren of Hon. John Lewis and Elizabeth 

7 ^Bettie Marshall married Henry Buford of Woodford county, 

Kentucky who died in 1852, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, leav- 
ing a son, Henry Buford. 

7 ^John Lewis Marshall married Miss Turner, daughter of 
Judge Turner of Lexington, Kentucky. J, L. Marshall was 
living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1857. 

7 ^Charles Marshall died single in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

7 "Alexander Marshall. 

7 ^James. 

7 ^Mary. 

7 ^Kate Marshall, all residents of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Children of William H. and Margaret (Hickman) Shack- 
leford, grandchildren of Hon. J. L. and Elizabeth 
Hickman, great-grandchildren of David and Clara 
(McClannahan) Hickman, who was a son of James 
and Hannah (Lewis) Hickman. 

7 ^Bettie H. Shackleford, born 1838. 

7 ^Martha Shackleford, born 1840. 

7 3 Hickman Shackleford, born 1841, died 1842. 

7 "William Shackleford, born 1844. 

Children of John Lewis Jr. and Adelia (Edwards) Hick- 
7 ^Bettie E. Hickman, Margaret S., Caroline D. and Adelia 
Hickman and others. 



Children of William and Caroline P. (Hickman) Duke: 
7 ^John Lewis Duke died young. 
7 ^Mary Duke. 
7 ^Bessie Duke. 
7 4 Charlotte Duke. 
7 ^Caroline Duke. 

Children of Robert and Ann (Hickman) McGavock. 
7 ^Randall H. McGavock, born in Howard county, Missouri in 
1820; married in 1857 Ann Hite of Jefferson county, Ken- 
tucky, afterwards resided near Haynesville, Kentucky. 
Children are: 

8 ^Robert McGavock, born in Breckenridge county, Ken- 
tucky, 1852. 
8 ^Thomas McGavock, born 1854. 
8 ^Francis McGavock, born 1856. 
8 4 William McGavock, born 1858. 
8 ^Oscar McGavock, born I860. 
8 ^Maggie McGavock, 1862. 
8 '^Lilliam McGavock, born 1864. 
7 ^Thomas McGavock, born in Howard county, Missouri, 1823; 
married 1846 Mary Lightfoot of Breckenridge county, Ken- 
tucky. He died in Breckenridge county, Kentucky in 
I860 and his wife died the same year in Howard county, 
Missouri. Children as follows: 

8 ^Daniel C. McGavock, born 1847, served in Confederate 
army under General Price and died in Arkansas in 
8 2 Rosa McGavock, born in Breckenridge county, Kentucky 

8 "Annie McGavock, bom in Hancock county, Kentucky, 

8 ^Lander McGavock, born in Breckenridge county, Ken- 
tucky, 1853. 



8 ^Ada ^IcGavockj born in Breckenridge county, Kentucky, 

8 ^'Emma McGavock, born 1857. 

8 '^Gordon McGavock, born in Howard county, Missouri, 
^ Jacob McGavock, born in Howard county, Missouri, 1824, 
married 1845, Elizabeth Haynes, of Davis county, Ken- 
tucky, issue as follows: 
8 ^Sarah McGavock, born in Breckenridge county, Ken- 
tucky, 1845. 
8 -Mary McGavock, born in Davis county, Kentucky, 1847. 
8 ^James McGavock, born in Davis county, Kentucky, 

8 ^Ella McGavock, born in Davis county, Kentucky, I860. 
8 ^Morgan McGavock, born in Tennessee, 1862. 
8 ^Ida McGavock, born in Breckenridge county, Kentucky, 

8 'Robert McGavock, born in Athens, Alabama, 1866. 
* Robert McGavock, born in Breckenridge county, Kentucky, 
1826 and resided near Franklin, Howard county, Mis- 
souri; married, first, 1853, Matilda Bondurant who died 
in 1854; second, Sally Cruz in 1856. Issue as follows: 
8 ^William McGavock, born in Howard county, Mis- 
souri, 1862. 
8 -James McGavock, born in Howard county, Missouri in 

8 ^Rosa McGavock, born 1866, and others. 
^ James McGavock, born in Breckenridge county, Kentucky, 
1828, married 1856, Martha Talbott near Franklin, How- 
ard county, Missouri, where they reside. Issue as fol- 
lows : Charles and Kate McGavock. 
^Gordon Cloyd McGavock, born in Breckenridge county, 
Kentucky, 1839, married December 22, 1859, Lucy Mary 
Lewis, daughter of Rev. Addison Murdock and Sarah 
Ann (Minor) Lewis. Rev. Addison Lewis was of the 


Zachary Lewis line, of Spottsylvania county, Virginia. 

Issue as follows: 
8 .^John Lewis McGavock, born 1861. 
8 2garah Ann McGavock, born February, 1863. 
8 ^Mary Cloyd McGavock, born 1866. 
8 ^Louisa McGavock, born 1869- 
8 ^Hugh McGavock, born 1871. 

8 ^Robert McGavock, born 1876, in Howard county, Mis- 
7 ''^John McGavock, born in Breckenridge county, Kentucky, 

1834, married I860, Bettie Skillman and resides near 

Cloverport, Kentucky. Issue: Leon, Marion and Gordon 

7 ^Frances McGavock, born 1840, and resides near Cloverport, 

Kentucky, married 1865, Maggie Cunningham, daughter 

of Rev. Alexander Cunningham, of Franklin, Tennessee. 

Issue: Lynn McGavock, born 1867 and others. 

Children of Jones H. and Clara (Hickman) Flournoy: 
7 ^ Sarah A. Flournoy married Andrew Adams. 
7 ^Eliza M. Flournoy married George W. Cook. 
7 ^Mary L. Flournoy married Robert W. Simpson in 1854 and 

resides at Boonville, Missouri, their children are: Frank 

F., Clara A., and Thomas Simpson. 
7 ^Martha M. Flournoy married Robert T. Ross. 
7 ^Napoleon L. Flournoy, died young. 

Children of Maj. James S. and Mary Elizabeth (Hickman) 

Rollins : 
7 ^Sophia Woodson Rollins, born 1839, died 1841. 
7 2 James Hickman Rollins, born 1841, educated at West Point, 

New York, and graduated in 1862. He married Miss 

Bowen and died, leaving his wife and three children, H. 

B., Eulalie and Mrs. J. L. Sehon. 
7 ^Laura H. Rollins, born 1844, married I. O. Hockaday, died 

in 1904, leaving two sons, Rollins and Irvin, and one 


dau^'hter, Evilalie, who married Rev. Sneed, a Presbyter- 
ian minister. 

7 ^Mary Elizabeth Rollins, born 1846, married John H. 
Overall, a lawyer of distinction, who died 1905; she has 
three children, John, Florence and Adelle. 

7 ^Sallie Rodes Rollins, born 1849, died . 

7 ^George Bingham Rollins, born 1852. He graduated from 
the University of Missouri in 1872, with honors, married 
January 25, 1882, Margarett B. Clarkson, daughter of 
John S. Clarkson, they have four children, Clarkson, 
Frank, James, Sidney and Margarett. 

7 '^Curtis B. Rollins, born 1853, married Ruth McCune, have 
two children, C. B., Jr., and Ruth. 

7 ^Flora Rollins, born 1855, married Rev. Gray, an Episcopal' 
minister, who died; she has two daughters, Mary, who 
was married April 19, 1906, to Mr. Sidney Stephens, son 
of Hon. E. W. Stephens of Columbia, Missouri; and 
Florence Gray. 

7 ^Frank Rollins, born 1858, died . 

7 ^^ Woodson Rollins, born I860, died young. 



It had been the purpose of the authors to include a geneal- 
ogy of the Tandy family in this book, but having accumulated 
considerable data and knowing this could be increased, have 
decided to publish it in a separate edition hereafter. We are 
also collecting material for the Beazley and Woolfolk geneal- 

26 401 


[The numbers preceding names indicate the generation.] 

Abraham, 365. 

Addison Murdocl?;, 138, 143, 

144, 398. 
Addison, 112. 
Agnes, 29. 
Alice, 139. 

Americus Washington, 27. 
Ann, 25, 60. 90. 
Andrew, 181, 182, 183. 
Ann, 67, 103. 
Ann, 110. 
Ann, 135, 183. 
Ann, 184, 186. 
Anna, 366. 
Annah Hornsby, 35. 
Annie, 111. 

Annie, E. Freeland, 110. 
Annie Hinton, 99. 
Ann Maria, 144. 
Ann Overton, 138 140. 
Ann Susan, 99, 100. 
Ann Terrell, 144. 
Augustine, 26. 
Authur, 131. 


Bettie, 184. 
Bettie, 30. 
Bettie, 119. 
Bettie, 122, 131. 
Benjamin, 139. 
Benjamin, M. D. 139. 
Bettie Fitzhugh, 127. 

7 Carl, 144. 
7 Caroline, 112. 
5 Cadwalader, 143. 

4 Cadwalader, 138. 

7 Catherine, 27, 119, 123. 

8 Catherine, 27. 

8 Celestine, 29. 

9 Cephalie, 28. 
2 Charles, 188. 
8 Charles, 124. 

6 Charles, 54, 66, 97, 103. 

7 Charles, 27, 119. 

5 Charles, 25, 38, 39, 90, 101, 

113 128. 

4 Charles, 89, 177, 184. 

6 Charles Augustine, 130. 

7 Charles Augustine, 131. 
6 Charles Lilburn, 101. 

6 Charles Orville, M. D. 

8 Charles William, 51. 

8 Claudia A., 28. 

2 David, 365. 

3 David, Jr., 366. 
7 Dangefield, 121. 

6 Dorothea, 67. 
3 Dorothy, 146. 

7 Dixon H., 32. 

9 Edward Augustus, 126. 

8 Edward Garland, 29. 

9 Edward Park Custis, 126. 

8 Edward Park Custis, 1-26. 
7 Eleanor, 112, 113. 

9 Eleanor Angela, 126. 

9 Eleanor Park Custis. 127. 

7 Eleanor W., 113, 114. 

4 Eliza, 138. 

9 Eliza, 30. 



8 Eliza, 29. 

3 Elizabeth, 366. 
Elizabeth, 378. 

5 Elizabeth, 26, 86, 90, 102. ■ 

7 Elizabeth, 26, 112. 

8 Elizabeth, 28, 113, 115. 

9 Elizabeth, 28, 29, 99. 

6 Elizabeth, 35, 67, 104. 

4 Elizabeth, 140, 161, 184. 
3 Elizabeth, 141, 186, 316. 

5 Elizabeth Travei-,s 143. 

8 Elvira Ferguson, 110, 111. 

9 Emma, 28. 

9 Esther Maria, 126. 

9 Eugene, 28. 

9 Eva, 29. 

8 Fannie, 29. 

8 Fauntleroy, 29. 

7 Fauntleroy, 29. 

7 Fanny F., 113. 

7 Fielding, 27. 

6 Fielding, 112, 119. 

8 Fielding, 127. 

5 Col. Fielding, 112, 117, 119, 

172, 176. 

9 Frank, 28. 

6 Francis, 31. 

6 Frances, 54, 103. 

5 Frances, 90, 143. 

Frances Downing, 393. 

7 Gabriel, 118. 

8 Garland Bacon, 110. 
7 George, 119. 

7 Capt. George, 119. 

5 George Wythe, 143. 


3 Hannah, 366. 

9 Henry, 28. 

6 Howell, 54, 104, 120. 

5 Howell, 90, 102, 174. 

7 Howell, 101, 123. 

9 Howell C, 52. 

4 Huldah Fountain, 138. 

5 Huldah Fountain, 145. 


6 Isabel, 144. 
6 Isabella, 103. 

J. Lewis. 

3 James, 366. 

6 James, 54, 112. 
5 James, 90. 

8 James, 110. 

7 Jane, 27. 

5 Jane, 25, 55, 322. 

6 Jane, 48, 93, 103, 167, 54. 

5 Jane Elizabeth Taylor, 144. 

8 Jane H., 28. 

7 Jane Warner, 36. 
3 Joel, 366. 

1 John, 365. 

2 John, Jr., 365. 

3 John, 366. 

3 John, 137, 158, 183, 185, 186. 

4 John, 138, 149. 

7 John, 26. 112 129. 

6 John, 26, 112, 117. 

5 John, 25, 26, 60, 90, 112. 

2 John, 17, 134. 

9 John, 28 

9 John, 29. 

4 John, 111, 139, 143, 184. 

3 Joseph, 159. 
9 Joseph, 28 

7 Joseph, 35. 

8 John A., 27. 

8 John Augustine, 124. 

7 John Augustine, 119. 

3 John Councilor, 23, 168. 

8 John Fielding, 27. 

9 John Glassel Ware, 126. 
8 Joseph H., 28. 

5 John Henry, 144, 145. 

1 John of Henrico, 155, 156. 

1 John Irish, 178. 



5 John Lewellen, 143, 144. 

9 John M., 52. 

8 John Marks, 51, 52. 

4 John, Maj., 59, 159. 

5 John Moncure, 143. 

6 John Owen, 153. 

2 John Planter, 148, 149. 

9 Julia Stevens, 126. 
Dr. John Terrell, 393. 

6 Dr. John Talliaferro, 129. 

8 John Willis, 99. 

6 John Zachary, 61. 
5 Joseph, 60. 

5 Joseph Addison 143, 144. 

7 Judith, 122. 

6 Judith Dibrell, 150. 
5 Judith Dibrell, 224. 

7 Julia. 112 


9 Kate, 111. 

9 Kate Watkins, 99. 

9 Kitty, 29. 

9 Lawrence, 126. 

6 Lawrence, 120. 

7 Lawrence Battaile 131. 
9 Lawrence Howell, 127. 

7 Lorenzo, 122. 

8 Louisa, 110. 

6 Lucy, 67. 

9 Lucy, 99. 

7 Lucy, 129. 

3 Lucy, 146. 

4 Lucy, 184. 

8 Lucy, 29, 125. 

8 Lucy B., 110. 

5 Lucy May 145. 
Lucy Mary, 398. 

7 Lucy Meriwether, 97. 

9 Lucy Ware, 126. 


6 Margaret, 35. 
8 Margaret, 29. 

7 Margaret, 113, 114. 

7 Margaret Douglass, 37. 

8 Martha J., 28. 

3 Mary, 136. 

5 Mary, 90, 90. 

5 Mary, 26, 283. 

7 Mary, 32, 121. 

6 Mary, 35, 61, 91, 101, 104, 315. 

9 Mary B., 99. 

8 Mary C, 113, 114. 
8 Mary Jane, 27. 

5 Mary Overton, 143. 

4 Mary Waller, 138, 142. 

6 Mary Warner, 130. 

7 Mary Warner, 131, 175. 

10 Mason A.. 85, 111. 

6 Malcolm Duane, M. D., 144. 

8 Matilda, 51. 

9 Matilda, 52. 

3 Meriam, 366, 370. 

6 Meriwether, 42, 43, 48. 

6 Mildred, 104, 295. 

7 Mildred, 117, 144. 

5 Mildred, 26, 59. 

8 Mildred, 29. 


7 Nancy, 113. 

6 Nicholas, 54, 60. 

5 Nicholas Hunter, 25, 34, 35. 

6 Nicholas Meriwether, 35. 

7 Nicholas Meriwether, 97. 

6 Overton, 146. 
4 Owen, 149. 

4 Patsey Bickerton, 139. 

4 Pauline, 185. 

7 Philip Warner, 112. 

7 Pierre, 144. 

7 Randolph, 101. 
6 Rebecca. 112. 



7 Rebecca, 131. 

6 Reuben, 48. 

5 Robert, 25, 54, 90, 109. 

6 Robert, 61, 98, 120. 
4 Robert, 24, 314. 

7 Robert, 110. 

8 Robert, 110. 

9 Robert Edgar, 111. 
1 Gen. Robert, 15. 

4 Richmond, 138, 140. 

5 Richmond Zachary, 144. 

6 Sallie, 67. 

7 Sallie, 114. 
4 Sallie, 184. 

4 Samuel, 184. 

2 Samuel, 180. 

7 Samuel, 121. 

3 Col. Samuel, 183. 

8 Samuel Woodson, 110. 

2 Sarah, 365. 

3 Sarah 366., 
Sarah, 378. 

5 Sarah, 26, 66. 

4 Sarah, 149, 296. 

5 Sarah Billingsly. 145. 
8 Sarah E., 28. 

8 Sarah L., 110. 

9 Susan B.. 99. 

6 Susan, 152. 

8 Susan, 113, 114. 

3 Susannah, 3f;5 


Thomas, 28. 


Thomas, 183. 


Thomas, 112. 


Thomas, 180, 181. 


Thomas Addison, 



Thomas Fielding, 



Thomas Fielding, 



Thomas J., 27. 


Thomas Jefferson, 


5 Thomas Minor, 144, 145. 

6 Thomas Walker, 34, 36. 
8 Thomas Warner, 130. 

7 Ulysses, 27. 

8 Ulysses, 28. 

5 Virginia Ann, 143, 144. 

5 Waldo, 144, 145. 

6 Waller Jr., 66. 

3 Dr. Waller, 138, 139, 378. 

8 Warner, 110. 

6 Warner, 109, 112. 
5 Warner, 111, 112. 

7 Warner, 112, 129. 

7 Warner Meriwether, 99. 

9 Warren Meriwether, 99. 
9 Walter Tapp, 52. 

9 William, 29. 

9 William H., 52. 

7 William,- 26, 6(f. 

5 William, 25, 40, 41, 150, 315. 

6 Willis, 103, 104. 

4 Williams, 138, 184, 224. 

2 William, 157, 185. 

3 William, 159, 183, 184. 
9 William Baskeville, 99. 

8 William Henry, 127. 
3 William Terrell. 365. 
3 Col. Wm., 2, 186. 

1 Zachary, 132, 134. 

2 Zachary, 134. 

3 Zachary, 137. 

5 Zachary, 152, 150. 

6 Zachary R., 153. 



[Names ot those related to the Lewis family.] 

Abel, 71. 

Abbott 50. 

Abercromby, 27, 28. 

Abraham, 128, 151, 184, 225. 

Adams, 359. 

Adams, 372. 

Adams, 399. 

Adair, 107. 

Alexander, 27, 88, 119, 123, 124, 

296, 304, 353. 
Allen, 32, 33 ,7G, 86, 87, 124, 125, 

166 274. 
Ambrose, 384, 395. 
Anderson, 48, 49, 53, 57, 317, 339. 
Andrews, 300, 301. 
Arnold, 29, 30. 
Archer, 114, 115. 
Armistead, 116, 118, 286, 289, 

Armstrong, 368. 
Armstrong, 77, 152. 
Ashby, 115. 
Atkinson, 60, 161. 
Atmore, 64, 321. 
.^ikinson. 310. 
Atkins, 360. 
Aulick, 368. 
Avery, 73, 80, 111, 297, 298, 303. 


, 89. 

Barret, 26, 86, 87, 

Bathea, 29. 

Black, 36. 

Ballinger, 62, 361, 363. 

Baptiste 70. 

Bass, 73. 80. 

Baker, 70, 140, 323. 340 

Bailey, 82, 214, 340. 

Baskerville, 94, 99. 

Barbee, 95, 96. 

Ball 100, 113, 117, 129, 172, 173, 

Basker, 106. 
Badger, 108. 
Bacon, 109, 110. 
Barnett, 112. 
Baylor, 113. 
Barton, 114, 116. 296. 
Barhydt, 116. 
Bassett, 120, 122, 127, 173. 
Battle, 124. 
Bankhead, 130. 
Barksdale, 166, 188. 
Barroll, 255, 260, 261. 
Barrett, 275, 317. 
Bartlett, 320. 
Baldwin, 333. 
Bateman, 340, 345, 349. 
Bass, 377. 
Baylor, 388. 
Baxter, 392. 
Bancker, 38. 
Bartlow, 80. 
Banghman, 121. 
Battaile, 75. 82, 131. 
Banford, 388. 
Berkeley, 23. 
Berryman. 27. 
Beavens, 29. 
Beaty, 62. 
Beazley. 68. 71, 72, 73, 74, 77,78. 

79, 84, 85. 
Beckett, 81. 
Berry, 144. 

Bedford, 159, 165. 297, 353. 
Beale, 184. 
Beavers, 333. 



Best, 383. 

Bennett, 389. 

Berry, 392. 

Billingsly, 76, 82, 138. 

Bibb, 118, 145. 

Bickerton, 139. 

Bingham, 248. 

Boggs, 56, 141. 

Block, 37. 

Blackwell, 114. 

Bloxham, 305. 

Blake, 305. 

Blaydes, 368. 

Blackburn, 368, 369. 

Bledsoe, 371, 373. 

Boyle, rs. 

Boulton, 78, 337 to 351, 354. 

Bovd, 92. 93, 94, 95. 

Bowen, 93, 129. 

Bond, 95, 97. 

Booth, 97, 317. 

Bowles, 112. 

Bower, 122. 

Bomard, 130. 

Bowver. 180, 184. 

Booker, 291, 313. 

Boling, 296. 

Bostick, 387. 

Boggs, 388. 

Bowman, 395. 

Bondurant, 398. 

Bowen ,399. 

Brown, 29, 64. 73, 91, 119, 120, 
170, 266, 277, 357. 

Brookins, 30. 

Brickel, 32. 

Brownins, 366, 367, 370. 

Brock, 61, 352. 

Bradshaw, 81. 

Brownson, 92. 

Brooks 97. 

Britts, 110. 

Brook, 113, 115, 347. 

BrithPll, 118. 

Broadus. 125, 127, 157. 

Brvan, 166. 

Bradley, 184. 

Bramlett, 213. 

Brewster, 214. 

Bryan, 367, 371, 375, 380. 

Brown, 367, 370, 376, 387. 

Bronaugh, 381, 382. 

Bridges, 384. 

Buckner, 49, 53, 87, 173. 

Burruss, 61. 

Bugg, 103. 

Butler, 116, 172, 176. 

Burch, 120. 

Burton, 211, 274. 

Burnley, 319. 

Bush, 344. 

Buford. 371, 373, 396. 

Byrd, 114. 

Byars, 118. 

Bj^num 29. 

Cant, 22. 

Carr, 29, 31, 40. 

Casebolt, 63. 

Caine, 65, 321. 

Carlton, 68, 351. 


Cranston, 81. 

Campbell, 118, 313, 363. 

Carter, 118, 119, 120, 122, 125, 

126, 213, 307, 352. 
Casey, 121. 
Cason, 125. 

Catlett, 128. 

Cabel, 167, 186. 

Carrington, 167, 

Calahan, 179. 

Cathrae, 181. 

Cary, 214. 

Carson, 328. 

Carnegie, 337. 

Case, 345. 

Carpenter, 346. 

Carlisle, 354. 

Callowav. 367. 

Capps, 369. 

Cnldwell. 370. 

Cash, 385. 

Chives 27. 

Christian. 79. 185, 225. 

Chriswell, 112. 



Child, 121. 

Chancellor, 115. 

Champe, 175. 

Clayton, 24, 306. 

Clark. 37, 326. 

Claibourne, 122, 123, 175. 

Clements, 123, 

Clay, 296. 

Clarkson, 366, 400. 

Cocke, 108, 159. 

Covington, 110, 111. 

Coke 114 115. 

Cobb! 102' 106, 108. 121, 309. 

Coleman, 67, 104, 141. 

Conantz, 75. 

Cotter, 94. 

Cochrane, 37. 

Cowdry, 28. 

Cobbs, 25, 53, 55, 60, 104, 105, 

149, 200, 280 to 314, 334. 
Cook, 21, 139. 
Cook, 399. 
Condiff, 387. 
Culbertson, 391. 
Coppage, 393, 394. 
Cox, 120, 122, 292. 
Cole, 242. 
Corwin, 349. 
Coates, 376. 
Combs, 379, 388. 
Corbin, 114. 
Conn, 119, 121. 
Crawford, 24, 814, 321. 
Crew, 33. 
Critz, 97. 
Crutcher, 384. 
Cunningham, 50, 76, 82, 98, 99, 

Cutler, 106. 
Custis. 120, 173. 176. 
Cunningham, 399. 

Dabnev, 41, 48, 123, 315, 318. 
Davidson, 50, 53, 82, 86, 119, 124, 

296, 303. 
Daniels. 51, 53, 353. 
Dawson, 73, 363. 

Dade, 119. 

Daniel, 94, 95, 97, 138, 140, 143. 

Dangerfield, 119. 

Dandridge, 120. 

Davis, 149, 305, 344, 361, 363. 

Davenport, 149. 

Dalton, 247. 

Darneille, 345. 

Dailey, 362, 363. 

Daniels, 366. 

Davis, 377, 393. 

Daniel, 394. 

Deveraux, 29. 

Denny, 89. 

Denny, 355. 

Dean, 394. 

Dean, 123, 127. 

Deeker, 28. 

Dickinson, 57. 

Dibrell, 98, 151, 191, 194 to 272. 

Dixon, 165. 
Dickerson, 35. 
Dinwiddle, 354. 
Doe, 32. 
Dowsing, 27. 
Doswell, 57. 
Dodd, 77, 79, 83. 
Douthat, 101. 113, 114. 116, 123. 

Drumb, 393. 
Dudley, 70. 75. 
Duerson, 70. 
Durant. 81. 
Duer, 116. 
Dunica. 145. 
DuBruil, 189. 
Duval, 252. 
Duke. 372, 397. 
Dunahoo, 378. 
Duncan. 387. 
Dunlap, 392. 

Eastham, 367, 382. 
Echle, 369. 
Edwards, 372. 
Edmonson, 375. 



Edwards, 125. 

Edmunds, 167. 

Egar, 376. 

Eiland, 27. 

Blkins, 75. 

Blliston, 110^ 111. 

Elliott, 81, 167, 345. 

Elliott, 383, 389, 394. 

Embry, 33, 167. 

Embry, 369. 

Emmitt, 72, 76. 

Enos, 75, 87. 

Engleman, 381, 391. 

Eppes, 102. 

Erwin, 106, 108. 

Estes, 68. 78. 94, 342. 351 to 359, 

359 to 364. 
Evans, 378, 388. 
Evans, 183, 346. 347. 

Farrisb. 355. 

Faxon 394. 

Fauntleroy", 25, 26, 27, 31, 32, 34, 

Farnsley, 62, 321. 
Farmer, 100 
Farrow, 108. 
Fearn, 209, 272, to 280. 
Ferguson, 73, 110. 
Fisher, 71, 76. 
Finney. 88. 
Fielding. Ill, 117. 
Fitzhugh, 123. 
Finks, 123, 127. 
Fitzgerald. 300. 
Flournoy, 373, 399. 
Flemming, 71, 76, 77, 112, 113, 

184, 363. 
Fonda, 368. 
Ford, 99, 388. 
Fox, 112, 113. 
Ford, 134, 146. 
Forbes, 264. 
Fountain, 347. 
Poote, 123. 
Francisco, 229. 

Frogg, 180. 
Frater, 166. 
Franklin, 115. 
Fristoe, 63. 
Fruney, 28. 
Fullelove, 365. 
Fuller, 33. 
Furlough, 55. 

Gary, 270. 

Garrett, 323. 

Gray, 123. 

Garland, 29, 30, 31. 


Garth, 52, 153, 275. 

Gandy, 92. 

Garrard, 107. 

Garnett, 122. 

Gecoby, 361. 

George, 70, 75, 82, 86. 

Givens, 179. 

Gibbs, 213. 

Gilbert, 267. 

Gill 293 

Gilmer, 41, 180, 316, 318. 324, 

Gilson, 64, 66. 
Gilman, 75. 
Gilliam, 86. 
Gibson, 102. 
Gilmore, 382, 394. 
Giddings, 387. 
Gilbert, 391, 392. 
Gilliland, 395. 

Glenn, 32, 106, 107, 110. 305. 
Glover, 97, 152. 
Gordon, 54. 
Gordon, 366. 
Gooch, 112. 
Goodwin, 131, 343. 

Greenhaw, 140. 
Grace, 278. 
Grady, 310. 
Green, 16, 20. 22. 23. ?,0. 50. 

94, 96, 129, 175, 176, 361. 
Grooms, 29, 30. 



Graves, 53, 68, 320. 

Graham, 55. 

Grafton, 56. 

Grubbs, 77, 83. 

Great, 89. 

Gregory, 99, 117, 119, 173. 

Griffith, 110. 

Griffin, 112, 116, 291. 

Grimes, 367, 368, 387, 388. 

GraJ^ 400. 

Guitar, 375. 

Guthrie, 385. 

Gwynn, 58, 165, 360. 361, 362. 

Gwatkin, 116, 303. 


Hamner, 296. 

Hall, 303. 

Harvie, 316. 

Hays, 328. 

Hargett, 340. 

Hardin, 353. 

Hands, ^1. 

Harkness, 81 . 

Harrison, 93, 116, 121. 

Haywood, 94. 

Hagan, 108. 

Harwood, 112. 

Haley, 213. 

Hatcher, 255. 262 to 266. 

Haggard, 363. 

Harvey, 22, 63. 

Hamton, 27. 

Hamond, 36. 

Hamilton, 37, 357. 

Harper, 48, 49. 

Haralson, 54. 

Halsy, 60, 161. 

Hart, 77, 84, 324. 

Hayden, 80, 133, 137. 

Hart, 365. 

Hall, 368, 386. 

Harris, 378, 385. 

Haley. 379, 383. 384, 389. 

Hanson, 380, 390. 

Hayden, 388. 

Haynes, 397. 

Helwig, 347. 

Herndon, 353. 

Heuser, 100. 

Henderson, 101. 

Helm, 116. 

Hendrix, 270. 

Hewett, 275. 

Hedges, 50, 361. 

Henly. 62. 

Herdman, 65, 66. 

Heflin, 70. 

Henry, 76. 

Headley, 368. 

Helm, 390. 

Heeley, 34. 

Hickman, 366, 367, 370, 372, 37.S, 

374, 380, 381, 383, 387. 389, 

393, 396, 397, 399. 
Hickman, 69. 
Hill, 61, 67, 104, 108, 138, 142, 

Hines, 26, 54, 253. 
Hix, 145. 
Hite, 116, 181. 
Hinton, 99, 103. 
Hill, 367, 379, 383, 384, 387, 389, 

Hite. 397. 
Hobson, 93. 
Holmes, 314. 
Hoge, 100. 
Howard, 109. 
Holt, 116. 
Hogan, 123. 
Hocker, 152. 
Howlett, 268. 
Howell, 17, 89. 
Hodo, 30. 
Hornsby, 35. 
Hopkins, 50, 53, 91, 334. 
Holladav,"69, 138, 141. 
Holladay, 367, 377, 384, 385, 386. 

Holton, 383. 
Hord, 389. 
Hockaday, 399. 
Hood, 377. 
Hood, 34. 
Hood, 214. 
Hubbard, 293. 



Hunter, 346. 

Hunt, 97. 

Hudson, 101. 

Hughes, 102, 144, 180, 289, 353. 

Hull. 107. 

Hutter, 291. 

Hutchings, 33. 

Hudspeth, 52. 

Hume, 76, 354, 355, 358. 

Hultz, 77, 83. 

Hutchison. 370, 372, 373. 

Hughes, 373. 

Huston, 378. 

Ingle, 122. 
Innls, 112. 
Ingraham, 28. 
Irvine, 99, 100. 
Iverson, 132, 134, 137. 
Irvine, 380. 

Jarrel, 355. 

Jacobs. 357. 

Jamison, 315. 

Jackson, 79, 107. 

.Jett, 214. 

Jefferson, 25, 101, 130. 

.Jeffries. 100, 103, 122. 

Jenkins, 121, 213. 

Jewett, 139. 

Jennings, 289. 

Jeffries, 376. 

Jones, 27, 34, 92, 114, 116, 118, 

127, 222, 253, 296, 298, 300. 
Johnson, 52, 55, 87, 96, 106, 108, 

150, 157, 316, 352, 353, 355, 

Johnston, 72, 77, 78, 84, 140, 349, 

355, 357. 
Jones, 368, 369. 
Johnston, 371, 372, 379. 
Johnson, 385. 
Jughs, 388. 
Kale, 352, 353. 


Kennon, 26, 27, 29, 31, 90, 102, 

Kenedy, 88, 89. 363. 
Keene, 32. 
Keenan, 57. 
King, 96, 134, 339. 
Kirkland, 100. 
Killebrew, 118. 
King, 369. 
Kidwell, 389. 
Kiler, 395. 

Lambeth, 231. 

Landonia, 296. 

Lackland, 297. 

Lamkin, 339. 

Landam, 355. 

Landis, 52. 

Latimer, 54. 

Lapsley, 63. 

Lane, 77. 

Latimer, 119, 124. 

Latane, 129. 

Lamar, 106. 

Leflwich, 214. 

Leitch, 317. 

Leonard, 320. 

Lea, 27. 

Letcher, 70. 

Lemoine, 88. 

Leonard, 372. 

Lee, 22, 101, 102, 196, 198, 200, 

209, 211, 226, 272, 278, 293, 

Levden, 335. 
Lighter, 361. 
Livermore, 37. 
Livingston, 80, 85. 
Lightfoot, 130. 
Littlepage, 134, 141. 
Lindsay, 365. 
Little, 394. 
Lightfoot, 397. 
Love, 183. 
Logwood, 268. 



Longley, 16. 
Lonby, 27. 
Lobban, 52. 
Loyd, 64. 
Lowe, 106. 
Lockhart, 366. 
Logan, 381, 388. 
Luke, 184. 
Lurty, 121. 
Lumpkin, 106. 
Lynn, 179. 
Lynes, 355, 356. 
Lyack, 32. 
Luckett, 36. 
Lynott, 37. 
Lyne, 102. 


Mann, 60, 161. 

Mansfield, 69. 

Martian, 20, 21, 23. 

Marks, 42, 315, 318. 

Matheny, 76. 

Martin, 84, 86, 118. 

Marshall, 113, 114, 115, 116, 175, 

184, 329. 
Maupin, 115. 
Massie, 131. 
Madison, 183. 
Marr, 264. 
Mackey, 302. 
Manson, 305. 
Malory, 319. 
Mannen, 340. 
Martin, 365, 366. 
Mackey, 365. 
Marks, 366. 
Madison, 366. 
Magill, 384, 396. 
Marshall, 372, 396. 
Markham, 371. 
Mantz, 80, 85. 
McAllister, 16. 196, 246, 286, 28?. 

291, 327 to 337. 
McAlester, 73. 
McBride, 107. 
McCoy, 50, 144. 

McCrocklie, 50. 

McConathy, 73. 

McCalla, 73. 

McClanahan, 78, 180, 183. 

McCondie, 389. 

McCune, 400. 

McCandish, 114. 

McClannahan, 366. 

McDonald, 327, 363. 

McFarlane, 361. 

McGruder, 55. 

McGuire, 114, 116, 120, 123. 

McGhee, 122, 126. 

McGavock, 145. 

McGrarth. 365. 

McGavock, 373, 397. 

McHarg, 356, 358. 

Mcllhaney, 116, 180. 

McKinney, 144. 

McKinney, 387. 

McLane. 73. 

McLinn, 95, 96. 

McMorris, 57. 

McMurdo, 317. 

McNeil, 301. 

McPike, 73. 

McReynolds, 333. 

Bishop Meade, 18. 

Meriwether, 24, 25, 26, 35, 36, 
53, 55, 60, 61, 90, 91, 134, 
136, 137, 314, to 327. 

Melton, 89. 

Mercer, 119. 

Merwin, 122, 127. 

Menslow, 320. 

Merritt, 343. 

Metcalf, 355. 

Miller, 35, 75, 92, 364. 

Mills, 56, 122, 127. 

Minor, 57. 58, 117, 130, 138. 

Milner, 109. 

Mitchell. 122, 127, 143, 213, 357. 

Ming, 149. 

Minton, 387. 

Miller, 395. 

Mitchell, 384. 

Mills, 387. 
Morgan, 38. 
Mosby, 50. 



Morris, 58. 

Mosely, 60, 150, 159, 161, 224, 

Moncrek, 86. 

Morton, 95, 96, 97, 103, 302, 339. 
Morgan, 98, 214. 
Morat, 175. 
Montgomery, 179. 
Motley, 287, 293. 
Morselle, 320. 
Montigue, 351, 359. 
Morrow, 367. 
Morgan, 368. 
Moss, 371, 376. 
Morrison, 373. 

Moore, 32, 70, 87, 317, 318, 334. 
Moors, 333. 
Moore, 369. 
Murdock, 28. 
Murray, 179, 188. 
Murrell, 300, 306, 340. 
Munday, 339. 
Murphy, 343. 
Musick, 366. 


Nash, 116, 165. 

Nevill, 149. 

Nelson, 62, 115, 139. 167, 304. 

Nipher, 81. 

Norton, 112. 

Norville, 184 

Officer, 214. 

Oliver, 29, 112, 113. 

Oldham, 321. 

Orme, 38, 328. 

Orr, 110. 

Osborne, 53. 

Overall, 367, 400 

Owens, 75, 97, 98, 120, 320. 

Owens, 377, 391. 

Page, 304. 

Park, 354, 355, 358. 

Palmer, 28, 101, 102. 361. 

Patton, 32. 

PajTie, 54, 69, 78 ,116, 118, 13S. 

Parsons, 63. 
Paxton, 75. 
Panell, 93. 
Patty, 123, 124. 

Patterson, 143, 150, 153, 211, 223- 
Paschal, 392. 
Patterson, 391. 
Parrish, 386. 
Perrine, 341. 
Pepper, 65, 94, 339. 
Peters, 391. 
Perry, 72, 79, 323. 
Pearman, 80. 

Peyton, 113, 114, 119, 186. 
Perkins, 149, 266, 277. 
Pearson, 379. 
Phillips, 268. 
Pitman, 380 
Pigg, 389. 
Pierce 253, 355. 
Poindexter, 286. 
Porter, 317. 
Pope, 344. 
Posey, 54. 
Poindexter, 56. 
Pollard, 61, 120. 
Pollock, 62. 
Postlewaite, 122. 
Poston. 213, 219. 
Price, 296. 
Prentis, 59. 
Preston, 65. 
Proctor. 124. 
Prather, 144. 
Preston, 185, 248 
Pryor, 250. 
Pruett, 371. 
Prewitt, 380, 390. 
Price, 384. 
Pritchett, 384. 
Putnam, 121. 
Purse. 385. 

Quarles, 68, 317. 



Rains, 123, 127. 

Rawlings, 353. 

Rateree, 30. 

Rainey, 36, 348. 

Ragland, 53, 77, 83, 86, 98. 

Randolph, 90, 101, 130, 298. 

Rankin, 166. 

Radcliff, 395. 

Reid, 320. 

Reade, 20, 22, 23, 81, 91, 93, 94, 

95, 96, 97, 163, 169, 300. 
Renfroe, 29, 30, 31. 
Rea, 63. 
Reed, 175. 
Reese, 370. 
Reed, 383, 390. 
Rhea, 214. 
Rhodes, 63. 
Richmond, 29, 30, 99. 
Richardson, 348. 
Ridgley, 88, 89. 
Rives, 100, 121, 125. 
Ridley, 104. 
Richardson, 140. 
Richards, 74, 81. 
Row, 352, 353. 
Rowyer, 29. 
Ross, 32. 
Robinson, 36, 121, 360, 361, 363, 

Rogers, 49. 
Robards, 60, 159, 161. 
Rouse, 75. 
Roberts, 93, 116. 
Robertson, 186. 
Robertson, 370. 
Rollins, 374, 399. 
Robinson, 376. 
Rogers, 387. 

Roots, 21, 105, 106, 165. 
Rucker, 268. 
Rucker, 106. 
Russell, 241, 243 to 246. 


Sanfley, 63. 
Sarbrook, 21. 

Salter, 394. 

Sampson, 162. 

Scruggs, 36. 

Scott, 37, 48, 51, 56, 59, 72, 138, 

140, 144, 167, 287, 290, 302. 
Schooler, 359. 
Sexton, 81. 
Selden, 114, 298. 
Shell, 29. 
Shay, 40. 

Sherril, 94, 95, 96. 
Shelby, 124, 275. 
Shafer, 144, 145. 
Shipman, 150, 226. 
Shelby, 372. 
Shockley, 383, 395. 
Shibley, 253. 
Shackleford, 372, 377, 381, 382, 

391, 396. 
Shrewsberry, 213, 218, 249. 
Simons, 266. 
Simms, 27, 166. 
Simpson, 399. 
Simpson, 88. 
Skillman, 399. 

Slaughter, 56, 71, 292, 296, 303. 
Smith. 376, 388. 389. 392. 395. 
Smith, 23, 107, 308, 52. 
Smith, 96, 114, 120, 125, 134, 139, 

146, 169, 288, 335, 341, 343, 

348, 355. 
Smoot, 116. 
Sneed, 400. 
Sneed, 166. 
Snyder, 340. 
Sorley, 31. 
Spivy, 27. 
Spotswood, 119. 
Spencer, 166. 
Speers, 388. 
Sparks, 252. 
Squires, 63. 
Squires, 343. 
Stanard, 16. 
Stubbs, 19. 
Sturgis, 26. 
Stewart, 28, 145. 
Stone, 31. 
Street, 33. 



Strayor, 52. 
Stribbling, 116. 
Stanly, 116. 
Starling, 118. 
Stephens, 144. 
Strother, .385. 
Stephens, 400. 
Stevenson, 176. 
Stone, 390. 
Singer, 389. 
Strother, 179, 180. 
Stuart, 180. 
Stratton, 214. 
Stockston, 256. 
Staples, 270. 
Stiff, 361, 362. 
Stanford, 40. 
Stovall. 366. 
Starr, 368. 
St. Cyr, 380. 
Suit, 64, 
Sullivan, 214. 
Sweringen, 88, 306. 
Swan, 117, 277, 278. 
Swift, 139. 
Swaggard, 344. 
Swinney, 382. 
Switzler, 374. 
Sylvester, 37. 

Taylor, 31, 35, 57, 59, 90, 94, 95, 

113, 115, 125, 129, 214, 274, 

297, 353. 
Tapp, 51, 52. 
Tatum, 57. 
Tandy, 68, 69, 72, 74, 75. 78, 79, 

81, 84, 85, 346, 349. 
Taliaferro, 114, 115, 125, 128, 

Talley, 338. 
Talbott, 390, 398. 
Taliaferro, 366, 389. 
Taylor, 38G. 
Talbot, 110. 
Terry, 51. 
Terrell, 138. 

Templin, 267. 

Terrell, 365, 366. 

Thwing, 288. 

Throckmorton, 112, 165. 

Thurman, 58. 

Thornton, 25, 34, 50, 110, 112, 

113, 117, 118, 125, 173, 289, 

314, 322. 
Thomas, 366, 368, 391. 
Thurman, 382. 

Thompson, 378, 384, 386, 395. 
Thom, 129. 
Thompson, 26, 51, 55. 140. 184, 

Thomas, 35, 36, 114. 344. 
Tinsley, 381, 392. 
Truitt, 388. 
Tindell, 149. 
Timberlake, 117. 
Tichenor, 108. 
Tibbetts, 75. 
Townley, 22. 
Topping, 53. 
Todd. 143, 353. 
Torbett, 355, 358. 
Tomlinson, 358. 
Toole, 374. 
Trent, 186. 
Trottman, 156. 
Truitt, 352. 
Turpin, 32, 33, 63. 
Tunstall, 61, 298. 
Tucker, 119, 121. 253. 
Turner, 356, 358. 
Tureman, 366, 371. 
Turner, 396. 
Tyler, 16, 94. 

Venable, 152, 167. 
Vincent, 118. 
Victor, 340. 


Washam, 102. 
Warring, 129. 



Walton, 313. 

Watt, 338. 

Waite, 244, 

Wade, 357. 

Ware, 52, 53, 122, 126. 

Waller, 66, 116, 134, 137. 

Watkins, 71, 77, 83, 95, 97, 99. 

Wall, 73, 80. 

Wallace, 74, 82, 121, 125. 

Walker, 374, 375. 

Waller, 385, 386. 

Wallace, 387. 

Washington, 20, 23, 24, 117, 119, 

122, 163, 168, 172, 174,176. 
Watson, 33, 36, 226. 

Walker, 34, 36, 93, 96, 97, 98, 99, 

123, 275, 299. 

Warner, 16, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 

111, 163, 167. 
West, 230. 
Weaver, 357. 
Webb, 49, 58. 
Wettlesby, 77. 
Whitner, 106, 108, 109. 
Whiting, 113, 361. 
Whitley, 184. 
Whitfield, 214. 
Wheatley, 91, 93. 
Wheeler, 391. 
White, 55, 70, 98, 100, 102, 135, 

136, 328. 
Wilson, 97, 98, 116, 351, 359. 
Wilkie, 265. 
Winfield, 149, 319. 
Winchester, 145. 
Williams, 31, 62, 64, 71, 91, 92, 

93, 320, 321, 353. 

Witherspoon, 27. 

Winn, 349. 

Wise, 355. 

Windebank, 21, 22. 

Williamson, 33. 

Winston, 62, 86. 

Wigglesworth, 67, 69, 75. 

Wright, 70, 114, 117. 

WiUis, 81, 90, 102, 119, 121, 170, 

Wilson, 367, 373. 
Winn, 395. 
Wormley, 120, 121. 
Worthington, 340. 
Woodford, 369, 386. 
Woodson, 371. 
Woods, 375. 

Woodson, 90, 102, 109, 158. 
Woodford, 174. 
Wood, 35, 49, 51, 62, 80, 315. 
Woods, 52, 289. 
Woolfolk, 61, 67, 68, 69, 71, 72, 

75, 76, 77. 82, 139, 143. 
Woolfolk, 378. 
Wright, 384, 393. 
Wythe, 135, 136. 

Yates, 116. 
Yancey, 180. 
Young, 375. 

Youngblood, 29, 30, 31. 
Young, 68, 361. 



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