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GENEALOGY COL.L.ECTION 



LEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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Some Prominent Virginia Families 



IN FOUR VOLUMES 



VOLUME IV 





Some 


Prominent Virginia 




Families 




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By 2inutHP Pwqupt bu S?Urt 


Granddaughter of Henry W. Moncure, of Richmond, Virginia, 

and Great-Granddaughter of Col. John Ambler, 

of Jamestown, Virginia 



Copyright, 1S07 
By Louise Pecquet du Bellet 



J. P. BELL COMPANY (Inc.), 

Publishers, 

Lynchburg, Virginia. 






CONTENTS 

Volume IV 



CHAPTER ■ PAGE 

I . Warner-Eeade 1 

II. The Warner-Smiths, of Purton 27 

I II. Washington 46 

IV. Tlie Rootes Family 73 

V. Smiths of Middlesex County. Yirsiinia 7!) 

y\. General John Smith 94 

\"I]. Mills Family 113 

\' III. Dimitry Family 145 

I X. Evans Family 191 

X. Pendleton Family 234 

XT. Magill, Thniston and Fauntleroy Families 282 

XII. Boiling Family 301 

XITT. The Hite, Madison, Fontaine and Manry Families.. 332 

XIV. Slaughter Family 399 

XV. The Williams Family 418 



ILLUSTRATIONS 

Volume IV 



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Nelson C'oat-ot'-Ai-iiis 2t) 

Philip Eootes' Coat-of-Ai'iiis 73 

Dabnev C'oat-of-Anns 87 

({enerai -John Smith : 94 

Hackwood Park, Home of Genei'al .lohii Smith !)8 

Mrs. John Smith, nee Anna Bull 100 

Hackwood S])ring-house 102 

Joseph Xourse 10(i 

Sniitlis. of Exeter, C"oat-of-Ai'iiis 11;! 

Second Landgrave Tliomas Smith, of South Carolina ILS 

Pobert Mills, the Arehitect 120 

Jean Danean, Sieur de Mny 15(i 

Nicholas Danean, Seigneur de Mny 157 

Michael Dracos 160 

Andrea Dimitry, the Immigrant 164 

Marianne Celeste Dracos 166 

Dr. Warwick Evans 202 

Pendleton Coat-of-Arms 224 

Judge Edmund Pendleton 22(i 

Thrnston Coat-of-Arms 284 

Boiling ( oat-of-Arms 301 

Pocahontas .'502 

Eobert Rolling 30.") 

Meade Coat-of-Arms 31.5 

Hite Coat-of-Arms 332 

Nelly Conway Hite, nee Madison 370 

James Madistm 375 

Mrs. Dorothea Todd Madison, nee Payne 377 

Eev. Jaques de la F'ontaine 386 

-lean de la F.mtaine 388 



VOLUME IV 



Some Prominent Virginia Families 



CHAPTER I 



WARNER— EEADE. 
Kent Island. 

In the upper part of Chesapeake Bay was a commanding post 
within the disputed territory of Maryland and Virginia, and was 
alternately occupied hy the forces of the contending colonists. 

This place, in 1632, was occupied by William Claiborne, Secre- 
tary of State to Governor Sir John Harvey of Virginia. Claiborne 
was the champion of the rights claimed by the Virginia Colonists 
in their contention with Maryland, while the p]nglish government 
and King favored Lord Baltimore's claims, or the Maryland side 
(if the controversy. Sir John Harvey, who was himself a creature 
of the King, found it contrary to his interests to oppose the King's 
wishes openly. AAlien, therefore, Claiborne resisted the encroach- 
ments of Maryland by force of arms and was, in consequence, in- 
dicted and found guilty of murder, piracy and sedition, and took 
refuge with Harvey, that officer, on the one hand, refused to give 
liiiii up to the Maryland authorities and, on the other hand, con- 
sented that he should be sent to England for trial. 

This conduct of Harvey in giving u]) the tliampion of their 
rights instead of protecting and defending him. so incensed the 
people that, taken in connection with his base yielding of Mary- 
land to Lord Baltimore, they became little inclined to submit to 
iiii]H)sition from any (piarter. However, thev moved with calm 
deliberation. I'he first entry made in the record reads as follows: 
■'.\n assembly to be called to receive complaints against Sir John 
Harvev on the petition of many iidiahitants. to meet Uli of May. 
K!;').")."" But proposed action only serveil to make the (^.overnor 
nioi'e imperious and tyrannical. 



2 SOMf-J I'h'O.UIXE^T 

C'apt. Francis Pott came to Virginia before 1628, for in that 
year he had a patent taken out in the name of Dr. John Pott. Col. 
Samuel Mathews had rebuilt in 1630 the fort at Old Point wliidi 
had been destroyed. Francis Pott was made captain and com- 
mandant. He was summarily removed l)y (lov. Sir Joim Harvev 
and Francis Ilooke of the royal navy placed in command. Francis 
Pott nursed his wrath, and when Harvey sided with Lord Baltimore 
and granted away Maryland, Francis Pott took a leading part in 
getting up a meeting at York to protest to the King against the 
Governor. Harvey had him and two of his fellow mutineers, 
Nicholas Martain and William English, arrested and imprisoned ; 
whereupon the councillors, one of wdiom was Dr. John Pott, with- 
out waiting for May 7, on the "88th of April, 1635, had Sii- -lolm 
Harvey thrust out of his government and Capt. John West acted 
as governor until the King's pleasure be known." The Grovernor 
was sent to England to have the charges against him investigated 
in custody of Thomas Harwood, and took with him his prisoner, 
Francis l*ott. Although the King reinstated Harvey as governor 
in January, 1636, and he remained in office until November, 1639, 
he had had a salutary lesson, as there were no further c()m])laints 
about his administration. 

When Kent Island, in 1632, was occupied by Claiborne, it was 
represented in the House of Burgesses by Captain Nicholas Mar- 
tain, of York. One of William (^laiborne's ships was commanded 
hy Captain Thomas Smith. On May 10, 1635, there was a fight 
between the Virginia and Maryland forces in the harbor of Great 
Weghcomoco at the mouth of the Pocomoke River (Potomac), in 
which Thomas Smith commanded for Claiborne and defeated the 
Maryland forces of Lord Baltimore with bloodshed. 

In December, 1637, Calvert occupied Kent Island with the Mary- 
land forces, taking prisoners, Capt. Thos. Smith and other promi- 
nent leaders of the Virginia party, who were tried For treason, 
piracy and murder, convicted and executed. 

Lord Baltimore made Stone governor, and, in 1654, Bennett 
and Claiborne deposed Stone and ])laced the government of Mary- 
land with Captain William Fuller as President and Governor of 
Maryland. Governor Stone gathered a force of one hundred and 
thirty men and marched against the settlement at Providenc^e. 
Governor Fuller was in readiness for him with one hundred and 



\II!(1IM.\ IAMJI.Ii:s 3 

s('\i'nty-(i\i' iiicii Mild two ai'iiiod vcssols, one r>iiti>li and tlic (dluT 
from the Massacliiist'tts Bav settlement. 'I'lic two little armies 
met in conHict on tlic hanks of the Scvcni. March '^'itli. Ki.").'). The 
use of the slii|)s' <>iins mateiially aided Fnller in del'eatin^- the at- 
taekin<i" I'oi'ce of Stone, which was rontt'd with a loss of (»ne-thii(l 
of their nunihei-. 

Stone and nine others of the nioi'e impoftant leadei's of the 
.Maryland ])ai'ty were capturtMl and trie(| for sedition and nmi-iler. 
convicted and condemned to death, hut Fidler |iro\ed to he more 
merciriil than Cahert was in Thomas Smith's case, and. infjueiieed 
hy the solicitations of his wife, pardoned Stone and let him iz'o. 
This wife of (lovei'iioi- William Fullei' was Saiah. dani;htei- of 
Nicholas ^lartain. of York, a Walloon immiufant. 

^\'Al.l.o()^. 

Wallon oi' Walloon i> the collective name of the iidiahitants of 
al)()Ut one-half the area of Pxdiiiiim. They are distiniiuished from 
the I'est of the population, the Flemin<i-. hy their I'omance, speech 
and darker complexion. 'I'hey have. also, licnerally larj>"er frame 
and taller stature than the Flemiii.i:'. 'i'hey are a purer race al.-o. 
and may he |)roperlv considered Iiomanized (iauls allied with the 
ancient Hel,ii;e. The word •'Wallon.'" equivalent to •*^^'elsh." means 
■■foreiiiii." The principal center of po|)ulalion is .Vamur. This 
people had no distinctive literature, heina' 'Ui a^n'icultural and 
pastoi'al community. The earliest existing- document in the line 
of literatuiv is "Declaration <\vv Provost Jurat. Kskievan de 
\'alenchienes, 12."i(i."" 

The Wallon population in 1S3() numbered l.;)(;n.<M)() : in 188G, 
2,780,000. The distriet of country occupied hy them comprises 
the southeastern half of the kin^idoui. ahout (i.noo sipiare miles. 

MAKTTAX. 

Nicholas Martian's name was variously recorded Malier, Marlier. 
Martn. Martian, Martain. etc. In l(i21 a lar^e number of the 
French Walloons a])plied to the London Company for leave to settle 
in Viriiinia. Permission was oranted, hut tiiey secured more 
favorable terms fi'om the Dutch. Therefore they sailed for N"e\v 
York in l(i22. and constituted the first Dutch colonv in .Vnierira. 



4 SOME PROMINENT 

Some few came to Yirginia according to their first intention, and 
among them Nicholas Martian who seenred his denization in 
England. 

In the list of Walloons presented to the London Company in 
1621, there is entered "Nicholas de la Malier, his wife and two 
children"; in the censns for 1624, Nicholas Martine in the Main. 
In the census of 1625 Capt. Nicholas Martine is named as living 
in Elizabeth City. (Hotten's list of Emigrants to America, pages 
99, 176, and 249.) 

"Wlien Chiskiack on York Eiver was opened for settlement in 
1630, Nicholas Martine obtained the land at Yorktown. He was 
the first representative in the assembly for Chiskiack and Kent 
Island. He was one. of the first magistrates of York County, and 
in 1839 obtained a patent for the land at Yorktown due him on 
account of importing himself, Nicholas Malier, wife Jane, Nicholas, 
his son, and Elizabeth Malier, his daughter ; also Edward Berkeley, 
his wife Jane Berkeley, and their daughter, Jane, all noted among 
the resident inhabitants. 

In 1635, as has been stated, Martian took a leading part in 
])rotesting against the tyranny of Sir John Harvey, the Grovernor, 
and the loss of Kent Island to Lord Baltimore, and he was in 
consequence arrested and confined. But Sir John Harvey was 
himself deposed and Martian and his fellow prisoners released. 

In 1645 Nicholas Martian married Isabella Beach, as shown by 
the records of York. His will was dated March 1, 1657 or '67. 
and was proved April 4, 1657. He named his oldest daughter 
Elizabeth, who had crossed the ocean with him and became the 
wife of George Eeade : Mary, his second daughter, wife of John 
Scarbrook, of York Co. ; Sarah, his third daughter, wife of Ca]:)t. 
William Fuller, the Puritan Governor of Maryland. 

Col. John Scarbrook had several cliildren : one named Jane : 
another daughter. Martha Scarbrook, nuirried C^aptain William 
(!ary, youngest son of Miles Cary, the immigrant ; and Captain 
William Gary's daughter. Martha Cary, nuirried Edward Ja(|ueliii. 
of Jamestown. 

Elizabeth Martian, eldest (Uuighter of Nicolas de la Malier and 
Jane, his wife, married Col. George Reade, whose daughter, Eliza- 
l)eth Eeade, married Speaker Augustine Warner, of Warner Hall, 
(Gloucester Count v. 



MRdlMA FIMILIEU o 

Xiiliohis Malicr was tlu'ivi'ore a t-oniinon ancestor of (Jeor^^c 
Washington, Kohert Edward Lee, and nianv other eminent Vir- 
ginians. 

Through their mother, Mihlred l-Jeade, the three (hiughters of 
Col. Attgustine Warner, Jr., i)ecanie lineal descendants of King 
Edward III, of England, and Philippa, of Hainaut, his Queen, 
who was the great-granddaughter of Philip IT, of P'rancc. 

Mrs. Anna TJobinson Watson, in her book, "A Royal Lineage," 
has traced their line hack to Alfred the Great of England, and 
gives interesting incidents of each generation. 

Sir Edmund Dymoke was a descendant of Sir Robert Marmyum. 
Lord of the Castle Fontenaye, in Xornmndy, and of Tamworth 
Castle and Scrivelsby Court, in England. This Lord Marmyum 
was descended from "Rollo the Dane'' and was ''Hereditary Cham- 
pion" to his kinsman, William, Duke of Xormandy, afterwards 
William the Conqueror, King of England. He was present at 
the dual coronation of William and Matilda, at Winchester, in 
106S; at which time he gave the following public challenge: 

"'If any person deny that our Sovereigns, Lord William ami 
^latilda. are King and Queen of England, he is a false-hearted 
traitor and a liar, and here do I, as champion, challenge him to 
mortal combat." 

It thus appears that the office of Hereditary Champion pre- 
existed in jSTormandy and was transferred to England at the time 
of his coronation by William. Lord Robert Marmyum was one of 
the warriors who fought l)y the side of Duke William, at the 
decisive battle of Hastings, and was of those with William, when, 
after the battle was won, he gathered his principal retainers about 
him on a hill which marked the site of the most desperate fight- 
ing. There, with the dead and dying about him on the slopes, and 
piled about his standard on the summit, William vowed to build 
the great "Battle Abbey." 

When the time came to reward his followers, Robert de Marmyum 
was given 'i'amworth. a parliamentary and municipal borough 
lying in the countries of Stafford and Wai-wick. and Scrivelsby 
Court, a baronial fief. 

This last-mentioned grant was conferred with an especial condi- 
tion annexed to the tenure, according to the then existing legal 



6 SOME l'h'OMl?\E\T 

forms, to tlie effect that the estate should be iiehl to the ])artic'U- 
\i\v service of himself, and Ids heirs, as a fee for performino- the 
service of cham])ion to the Sovereigns of England. Sir Walter 
Scott's "Marmion" was Philip de Marniviim, who died during the 
reign of Edward TI, without male issue. Scrivels))v Court became 
the property of his daughter, Joan, who left an only child, 
Margaret, sole heiress of Scrivelsby and the Championship. 
Margaret married Sir John Dymoke, who acquired with her the 
estate, honours and obligations of the office of champion of 
England, which has remained in the Dymoke family ever since, 
and although the office is no longer o]ierative, it remains effective 
until revoked by an act of Parliament. 

Scrivelsby Court is still kept in admirable repair, and is quite a 
"sliow" place. The Chapel, a small quaint structure, has some 
])arts at least five centuries old. Among its tombs is that of Sir 
Ikobert Dymoke, Champion of Eichard II, Henry VI. and Henry 
^"II. On the top of his tomb is a plate of brass, on which is a 
figure in full armour, recumbent, with helmet under his head and a 
lion at his feet ; al)Ove the figure is a shield containing the family 
arms and beneath it is this inscription : 

Here lyeth the body of Sir Robert Dymoke. of Scrivelsby. Kuight and 
Baron, wlio departed tliis life the '22d day of April, in the year of our 
Lord God MDIXV. upon whose soul Almighty God have mercy. Amen. 

The following are the generations between King Edward III, of 
England, and Mildred Eeade, who married Col. Augustine Warner. 
Edward III, King of England, married Philippa. of Hinaut. 
They had six sons : 

I. The Black Prince, died 1370, without issue. 
II. William, died in infancy. 

III. Lionel, Duke of Clarence, died in 1368. 

IV. John of Gaunt, Drd^e of Lancaster. 
V. Edward. Duke of York. 

VI. Thomas, Duke of Gloucester. 

By the deatli, in 1370, of the Black Prince, without issue, 
W^illiam and Lionel (the next in line being already dead, the living 
son and heir of Lionel) became rightfully heir to the throne, but 
John of Gaunt, the next younger son, defrauded his dead brother's 
heir, and had his own son crowned as Henry IV. Thus originated 



l//.V,7\/.l I'AMII.IHS 7 

I he FcihI of tlu' licd and White K'ost-s. wliicli causccl iiiaiiy (|iiarivls, 
and imicli loss of life in the royal fainily ol' En<;iaii(l, for centuries. 

ijionel, Duke (if Clarence, married Lady Elizahetli de Brni:'!!. 
and their only (Uuij^hti'r, Lady Pliilippa Plaiita<2;enot, married 
l^]dward Mortimer, Earl of March; their daughter. Lady Elizal)eth 
Mortimer, married Sir Henry Percy, surnamed Hotspur, first 
Earl of Northumberland, h. VM\(\: killed at the hattle of Shrews- 
hury. His son, Henry Percy, second Earl of Xorthumherland, 
married Lady Eleanor Xevil, and was killed at the hattle of St. 
Alhans, 1455. His son, Henry Percy, third Earl of Northumber- 
land, married Lady Eleanor Poynings. 'i'lieii- dauiilitcr. Lady 
Mar^iaret Percy, married Sir William Gascoigne. Their daughter. 
Lady Elizabeth Gascoigne, married Sir George Telhoise. who was 
descended from Ivo de Tailleboise, a Norman Knight, and follower 
of William the Conqueror. Their daughter. Lady Anne Telhoise, 
married Sir Edmond Dynioke, "Hereditary Champion of England," 
and Master of Scrivelsby Court. His daughter, Frances Dymoke, 
Aug. 20. L566. married Sir Thomas Windebank, "Clerk of the 
Signet, to the good Queen Bess." Their daughter, Mildred 
Windebank, married Eobert Reade, Esq., of Yorkshire. Their son, 
(teorge Eeade, Hon., married Elizabeth Martain, daughter of Capt. 
Nicholas Martain ; and their daughter, Mildred Reade, married 
Speaker, the Hon. Augustine Warner, of Warner's Hall, (Jloucester 
Co., Va. 

The Hon. George Reade came to Virginia in 163T, settled in 
York Co. ; one out of five or six other children of Andrew Reade. 
of Linkbout, Hampshire. Will proved, Oct. 24, 1623. 

L Andrew, mentioned in House of Lords calendar, as "Andrew 
Reade, D. D., of Lugershall Hall, Wiltshire.'" 

II. William. 

III. Dr. Thomas Reade, b. Linkenholt, 1906 ; admitted student. 
New College, Oxford, Dec. 10, 1624 ; Fellow, Jan. 15, 1626 ; LL. D.. 
1638 ; Principal Med. Hall, Oxford, 1643. In 1642, he volunteered 
in the King-'s army and saw some service in the decline of the royal 
cause. He went to France and became a Catholic priest, hi 1659. 
he published a work in defense of Catholicity. He returned to 
England at the restoration of King Charles II, and died. 1669. 

IV. Robert, private secretary to his uncle, Sir Francis Winde- 
l)ank ; Secretary of State to Charles I. March. 1641. he went to 



8 SOME PROMIXEXT 

Paris with Secretary Windebank, to escape prosecution l)v Parlia- 
ment. He was living in 1669. 

V. Greorge\ who came to Virginia. There was a Benjamin 
Reade, probably of the same English family, who came to Virginia 
about the same time, and is supposed to have been a son of Robert 
Reade and Mildred Windebank, but his name is not included in 
any definite record of relationship I have seen. 

Mildred Windebank was the daughter of Sir Thomas Windebank, 
of Harnes Hill, parish of Hurst, Berkshire (Clerk of the Signet 
to Queen Elizabeth and King James I), who married, Aug. 20, 
1566, Frances, daughter of Sir Edmond Dymoke, Hereditary 
Champion of England. 

George Reade came to Virginia in 1637. He was a friend and 
adherent of Governor Harvey, and Secretary Kemp, and when 
Kemp went to England, in 1640, (xeorge Reade was appointed 
Secretary of State, pru tein., and acted as governor, when Harvey 
was absent. He was burgess for James City County in 1649, and 
again in 1656 ; then probably for Gloucester Co. He was a member 
of the Council, appointed March 13, 1658, and reappointed. May 
3, 1658, and held the office until his deatli, in 1671. On ^^ov. 20, 
1671, the will of C^ol. George Reade was admitted to prol)at(> in 
the General Court. 

George^ Reade married Elizabeth Martain, daughter of Captain 
Nicholas Martain, born in Belgium, and came to Virginia with her 
parents. Capt. Nicholas Martain represented Kent Island, York, 
and Cliiskiack, in the House of Burgesses, in 1632. They had issue: 

I. George" Reade, to whom Sir William Berkeley, Governor, 
gave a bay mare, in 1665. This son died without issue. 

II. Mildred- Reade, married, about 1665, Colonel Augustine 
Warner, of Warner's Hall, Gloucester Co., Va. : Speaker of the 
House of Burgesses, in 1675, and member of tbe Council until 
his death, June 19, 1681. 

III. Elizabeth^ Reade. Married C'apt. Thomas Cliisman. 

IV. Robert" Reade. Married Mary, daughter of John Lily. 

V. Francis^ Reade. Married, first, Chisnian ; married, second. 
Ann . 

VI. Benjamin- Reade. Married Mary Gwyim. 

VII. Thomas- Reade. Married Lucy, daughter of Edmund 
Gwynn. 



11 lid INI A FAMILIES 9 

Mildred- Keade (George^) married Colonel and Speaker Augus- 
tine Warner, of Warner's Hall, Gloucester Co., and had six children : 

A son, Augustine Warner, b. June 17, 166G; died, unmarried, 
March 17, 1687. 

A son, George Warnei', died young; unmaiTied. 

A son, Robert Warner, died young; unmarried. 

A daughter, Mildred Warner, married twice; first, married 
Laurence Washington, grandfather of General George Wasliington, 
first president. Mildred Warner married, second, George Gayle; 
returned with him to England, and died there in 1700. and was 
buried in St. Nicholas Church, Whitehaven. 

A daughter, Elizabeth Warner, married Colonel and Chancellor 
John Lewis of Gloucester Co., who built Warner Hall, and lived 
there. 

A daughter, Mary Warner, who maiTied Captain John Smith, 
Gent., of ^'Purton," Gloucester C*o., son of Col. John Smith, of 
Purton, and his wife, Anna Bernard. 

Robert^ Reade (George^), Justice of York Co.. lived near York- 
town ; married Mary, daughter of John Lily, whose wife was 
heiress of Edward Mallion,* a cooper. (Deed dated Jan., 1693; 
will proved, 16 March, 1712, and wife's will proved, Nov. 22. 1722.) 
They had issue : 

I. John" Reade, of King and Queen Co., married and had 
issue. 
II. Margaret" Reade, married Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown. 

III. Robert^ Reade. 

IV. Thomas" Reade, made will in 1710: died s. p. 
V. George^ Reade. 

YI. SamueP Reade, married Mary, daughter of Richard 
Schlater. 

Two children of George^ Reade, and Elizabeth Martain, married 
Chismans: Elizabeth- (George^) married Captain Thomas Chis- 
man. Francis- Reade (George^) married Jane Chisman. 

Captain Thomas Chisman was the son of Major Edmond Chis- 
man, which last made his will in 1673, and was the brother of Col. 
John Chisman, of the King's Council. Major Edmond Chisman 



*NoTE. — Edward Mallion was born 1500 and his wife. Margaret, in 1603. 
Robert Reade's daughter, Margaret, who married Tlionias XeUon, was 
named after her. 



10 SOME I' RO MIX EXT 

was an officer under Bacon, and was arrested, and died in prison. 
His wife was Lvdia, niece of Capt. Farlow. another of Bacon's 
officers, and one who was not only a brave soldier, Init also a 
capa])le and expert surveyor, and mathematician. 

Lydia had the spirit of her uncle, and when her husband was 
arraigned before the governor. Sir William Berkeley, she took the 
blame of his actions upon herself, and claimed that she should be 
hanged for the offence, rather than her husband. 

Captain Tliomas ("liisman married Elizabeth Eeade, and had 
issue : 

I. Thomas" Reade, b. about 1673; married Anne, and had seven 
children: Edmond*, John*, George*, Thomas*, Ann*, Mildred*, 
E]izal)eth^ 

.Tohn"^ d. about 17 58; married Mary, daughter of Dr. Eobert 
Philipson and Elizabeth Lily, his wife, daughter of John Lily and 
Dorothea "Wade, daughter of Arminger Wade, of York Co., b. Aug. 
3, 1669. 

John* Chisman married Mary Philipsin, and had issue: 

I. Catherine'^ Chisman, b. July 3, 1729; married James 
Wood. 
II. Anna'' Chisman, b. March 15, 1730; married Thomas 
Pescud. Thomas Pescud married, second, Elizabeth 
Moss, daughter of Mary Chisman, who was the daugh- 
ter of E'dmond Chisman, who was the brother of John 
Chisman, who married Mary Philipson. 
Francis- Eeade (George^) married, first, Jane Chisman, daughter 
of Edmond Chisman, whose will was proved 1679. They had issue: 
I. Mary" Eeade. Married Edward Davies, of King and 
Queen County. 
II. Elizabeth" Eeade. Married Paul Washington. 
Two of the children of George^ Mason and Elizaljeth Martain, 
married Gwynns : 

Benjamin- Eeade, married Mary Gwynn. 

Thomas- Eeade. married Lucy, daughtci' of Edmond Gwynn. 
Benjamin- Eeade (George^ moved to Kingston, Gloucester (af- 
terwards Matthews) County; married Mary Gwynn, and had issue: 
I. Gwynn^, eldest son. 
II. Eobert^ (of Gloucester Co., yeoman), in 1734 made a deed 
with Margaret, his wife, to John Dixon, for land 
adjoining that of John Eeade (an infant). 



yjRGINIA IWMILIES 11 

ITT. Milflred-' Eeado. inarried John (Twymi, and had TTninpli- 

re.V awynn, h. Doc. fi, 1737; d. Dec. 8, 1794. 
Gwynn^ Reade (Benjamin-, George^ died June 1762: lived in 
Kinoston Parish. Gloucester Co. (now Matthews). Mari'ied Doro- 
thy. After Gwynn Eeade's death, his widow, Dorothy, married, 
second, Feh. 2, 1766, Francis Armistead ; and, in 1768, Dorothy 
Armistead and Robert "Rcade advertised as executors of Gaptain 
Gwynn Reade. Dorothy Armistead died May, 1797. Issue of 
Capt. Gwynn Reade and Dorothy, his wife : 

T. Robert^ Reade, a student of William and Mary in 1752: 
probably the Rev. Robert Reade who lived in Kent 
County, Maryland. 
II. Thomas^ Reade. 
III. Mary* Reade. d. Xov. 26, 1759. 
IV. Lucy* Reade. Married John Armistead. 
V. John* Reade. Married Jane Plummer. 
Thomas* Reade (Gwynn^, Benjamin-. GeorgeM, William and 
Mary, 1754 (put to college by Robert Reade). He was born 
March 18, 1718, at Gwymrs Island, Matthews Co., Va. Married 
Sarah Magruder, daughter of Zadoc and Rachael Magruder, on 
Oct. 14, 1779. Sarah Magruder was born in Montgomery Co., 
Maryland, June 23, 1755. They had issue: 

I. John Magruder^ Reade, b. 12 July, 1780. 
II. Ann^ Reade, b. 18 Jan., 1783 : d. unmarried. 

III. Elizabeth^ Reade, 1). 12 Jan., 1787. 

IV. Robert'' Reade, b. 22 April, 1789; married, Oct. 21, 1817, 

Jane Lynn Lackland. 
V. Susannah^ Reade. b. 4 March, 1791: married Alexander 
Suter, 20 April, 1815. Their youngest child was Rev. 
Theodore Suter. 
VI. Thomas"' Reade, b. 7th May, 1794: d. 5 June. 1853. un- 
married. 
VIT. James^ Reade, b. 7 June. 1796: d. 10 July. 1854, un- 
married. 
Rev. Thomas Reade, the father, died 5 Jan., 1838, aged 89 years, 
and Sarah, his wife, died 10 March, 1822, aged Q& years. 

John Magruder" Reade (Thomas*. Gwynn". Benjamin^, George^) 
married. 9 Xov., 1802, Mary Ann Clarke, and had issue : 
T. Gwynn« Reade, b. 9 March, 1809. 



12 SOME PROMINENT 

II. Eobert" Eeade. 
III. JSTelson Clarke*^ Eeade. 

Thomas^ Eeade (George^) married Lucy Gwyun, daughter of 
Edmond Gwynii, and had eleven children, of Avhom seven are 
known : 

I. Thomas^ Eeade, b. 1707; d. s. p., 17 April, 1730. 
II. John^ Eeade. Married, 2 Feb., 1738, Frances Yates. 
III. Mildred^ Eeade. Married Philip Eootes. (Chapter IV.) 
IV. Mary^ Eeade. Married Mordecai Throckmorton. 

V. Lucy^ Eeade. Married Eoger Dixon. 
VI. Ann^'* Eeade. Married Mathew Pate. 
VII. Clement^ Eeade, founder of the Lnnenberg family. 
John" Eeade (Thomas-, George^), William and Mary College, or- 
dained a priest of the Church of England, 1737. (List of Emigrant 
Ministers to America, by Gerard Fothergill.) Married, Feb. 2, 
1738, Frances Yates, daughter of Eev. Bartholomew Yates, and 
Sarah ISTickleborough, his wife, and had Frances, b. ISTov. 15, 1718. 
He was rector of Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen Co., 
during and before 1760. After the death of the first Bartholomew 
Yates, July 26, 1734, he officiated at Christ Church, Middlesex Co., 
when he became acquainted with the lady he afterwards married. 
They had issue: 

I. John* Eeade, b. 19 June, 1744; baptized 20 June, and 
died in infancy. 
II. Sarah* Eeade. Married John Eootes. 
III. Lucy* Eeade, b. 28 Dec, 1758. 

GWYNN. 

The Gwynns are descended from the wife of Caradoc, or Carac- 
ticus, as his name was Eomanized, or from some other member of 
the same family. Caradoc was Chief of the Silures, son of Cyno- 
belin (Cymbeline of Shakespeare). He had a treacherous step- 
mother Cartismandua, Queen of the Brogantines, by whom he was 
basely betrayed, and surrendered to the Eomans, A. D, 51. 

The wife of this Caradoc was a daughter of Gwynn ap Colwyn, 
son of the Prince of South Wales. One of the descendants of this 
Chieftain Owen Gwinedd (Owen Gwynn) was one of the largest 
contributors to the sustenance of the Colony. In 1610, Captain 



VIlidlNIA FAMILIES 13 

Owen Gwinii is in the list of "lords, esquires and ^rentlenien," who 
came to America under the third charter, in IGll. He was the son 
of Sir John Winn (1533-1636) of the Winn family of Gvvydin, 
by his wife Sidney, daughter of William Girrard. At the death 
of his elder brother, vSir Richard Wynn, hart., of Gwydin, in U)4!>, 
this Owen Gwynn, who had been knighted, succeeded to llic baron- 
etcy. He married Grace, daughter of Hugh Williams. Their son, 
Hugh G\\^nn, represented Gloucester, in the House of Burgesses, 
1653-90, and was prominent as a vestryman, 1()5'^-T7, w itli (iwyiin 
Eeade, Captain Thomas Smith, and others. 

Lawrence Smith, of York, and John Smith, of Gloucester, were 
eotemporaneous, and probably brothers, as we have on record a deed 
of land in Gloucester Co., by Lawrence Smith, to "hh brother, 
John Smith, of that county/' in 1666. 

The destruction of the records of Gloucester County, by fire, in 
lS19-*20, has left much supported only by tradition, or inference 
concerning the connection of the Smiths of York Co., with those 
of "Purton,'' in Gloucester Co., "Shooter's Hill," in Middlesex Co., 
and "Fleet's Bay," in N'orthumberland County. But the deed of 
land in question, apparently from the first Lawrence Smith, of 
record in one family, to the first John Smith, of record in the 
other family, seems to prove that the relationship existed. 

Of the ancestry of this Lawrence, and John Smith, no record 
has been found. The tradition is that their father was Thomas 
Smith, son of Arthur Smith, who immigrated to Virginia in 1633. 
Arthur Smith, the immigrant of 1623, settled first in Isle of Wight 
Co. ; his brother, Alexander Smith, who came over in 1634, settled 
in Middlesex Co. These two brothers were nephews of Sir Thomas 
Smythe, who was so prominent in the early settlement of Virginia, 
as President and Treasurer, of the Virginia Company, and also of 
the British East India Company. 

His father was Sir Thomas Smythe, of Ostenhanger Castle, 
County Kent, England, who married, in 1553, Alice Judd, daugh- 
ter of Sir Andrea Judd, Lord Mayor of London. 

The history of Arthur Smith's family, lietween 1633 and 1780, 
is obscure and incomplete. In the later year, we find Thomas 
Smith, son of Arthur Smith, married Miss Waldrop, and were 
parents of Hon. Arthur Smith, wlio died in 1854. 



14 SOME PROMINENT 

Major Lawrence Sniitli, of York, was an engineer and surveyor, 
and became quite prominent and influential in the period imme- 
diately previous to Bacon's rebellion. In 1674^ the name of Major 
Lawrence Smith first appears in the liistorical records of the time 
as follows : 

At a grand assembly, held at Jaiiies City between the 30th i)f September, 
1674, and the 17th of March, 1675, in Mhich war was declared against 
the Indians, among other provisions for carrying it on it was ordered 
that one hundred and eleven men out of Gloucester County be garrisoned 
at one fort, or place of defense, at or near the falls of the Rappahannock 
Eiver, of which fort Major Lawrence Smith to be Captain or Chief Com- 
mandant, and that the fort be supplied with f(nir hundred and eighty 
pounds of powder and fourteen hundred and forty-three poiuids of shot. 

This fort was established by Major Lawrence Smith, in 1676, 
and later in that year he led the trained bands of Gloucester Co. 
against the forces of the rebel. Bacon. 

In 1679, Major Lawrence Smith was empowered, provided he 
would ''seate" down at, or near, said fort by the last day of March, 
1681, and have in readiness, upon all occasions, at beat of drum, 
fifty able-bodied men, well armed with sufficient ammunition, etc., 
and two liundred men more, Avithin the space of a mile along the 
river, and a quarter of a mile back from the river ; prepared always 
to march twenty miles in every direction from the fort ; to execute 
martial discipline among the said fifty soldiers, and others, both in 
times of war and peace; and said Major LaAvrence Smith, with 
two others, to hear and determine all causes, civil and criminal, 
that may arise within said limits, as a county court miglit do. and 
make by-laws for the same. 

In 1722, the county seat of Spottsylvania, which included this 
establishment, was located at "Germana," where the first court sat, 
Aug. 1, 1732, and the following justices or magistrates were sworn 
in: Augustine Smith, John Taliaferro, Eichard Booker, Eichard 
Johnson, William Hansford, and AVilliam Bledsoe. 

Major Lawrence Smith Avas surveyor of the counties of York and 
Gloucester in 1686. He laid out the site of YorktoAvu in 1691. 
He was recommended, in 1699, as among ''gentlemen of estate and 
standing," and eligible for appointment to the Kings's Council, 
but his death in 1700 prevented the bestoAval of this honour upon 
him. Major LaAvrence^ and Mary Smitli had issue: 



1 ]I{(1I.\JA lAMlLlEH 15 

I. Col. the Hon. -loliii- Smith, d. 17"<i(»: mt'iiiin'i (»!' tin- Kin<:"s 
Council, Cliancellor, Coiuity Lieiitoiiant. of .Vbiugdon, 
York River. (Gloucester Co., \'a. Maiiied Elizabeth, 
died, 1?04: (hmghter of John Cox, and Klizaheth 
Strachey, sole cliihl and lieiress of tlie iiinnigrant, 
William Stradiev, d. KiSii. Tin's William Strarhev was 
son of William Strachey, died Kiii-I (Secretary to Lord 
de la \\'arre*s Commission), by his first wife, Eleanor 
Reade. This \\'illiaiii Stradicy was probably the aiulidi- 
of "History of Travaile into Viriiinie."" He was the 
son of William Strachey, living, 1(520. Dr. A. Bnjwn, 
author of •'(lenesis of the United States,"' thinks this 
last named ^^'illiam was the author of '"Ti-availc into 
Yirginie."" 
In the Records of Yorktown. l)r. Lvdu (i. T\ Icr Idiiiid t\\<v 
deeds, recording the following facts: 

Elizabeth, tlie wife of John Smith, Esq., of Abingdon Parish, 
Gloucester Co., was seized of five houses and their appurtenances, 
near the Brewer House yard, in the parish of St. Margarets, West- 
minster, England. Elizabeth died before 1705, and on the 30th 
day of August, of that year, her husband sold the said property to 
John Strachey, of Sutton Court, in the parish of Chew Magna, in 
the county of Somerset, England, for £490. But as the deed was 
not good against the children of the said Elizabeth, then, 1705, 
under age, John Smith conveyed to John Strachey, as security, 
lands in Gloucester Co.. \'a., patented by his father. Major Law- 
rence Smith. 

Some time after, Lawrence Smith, son of the said John Smith, 
and Elizabeth Cox, sued John Strachey, in the high court of 
C'hancery, in England, and by decree of 26th Oct., 1731, was 
placed in possession of the lands in England. Now the first deed 
in Yorktown, Ya., dated May 18, 1734, being from Lawrence 
Smith to Henry Strachey, son of John Strachey, confirmed his 
father. John Smith's, conveyance of the property near the Brewers 
House in Westminster, and the second deed, 20 May, 1734, i)eing 
from John Strachey, the father (who acknowledges in person the 
deed at Yorktown), releases to Lawrence Smith the trust deed on 
the Gloucester. A'a., property. 



16 SOME PROMINEyr 

I. Hon. John- Sniitli. b. 1720 (Lawrence^), and his wife, 
Elizabeth Cox, had issue : 
I. Willianr' Smith. 
II. Hon. John" Smith. 

III. Lawrence" Smith, living, in 1753. 

Col. Lawrence" Smith (Lawrence^), the second son of Major 
Lawrence and Mary Smith, was Justice and Sheriff of York Co. ; 
member of House of Burgesses; Colonel. He died 1739. He 
married twice: first, Mildred Chisman, b. Feb. 19. 1675; daughter 
of Capt. Thomas Chisman and Elizabeth Eeade, who was daughter 
of Eobert Reade and Mary Lily, son of George Eeade and Eliza- 
beth Martain : married, second, Mildred EeadSj widow Goodwyn. 
Col. Lawrence- Smith married Mildred Chisman, and had issue : 
I. Edmond-'' Smith (Lawrence-, Lawrence^). Married Agnes 
Schlater; d. 1750. Had four children: 

I. Mildred"* Smith. Married David Jameson, of Yorktown, 
Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. 
II. Mary* Smith. 
III. Thomas* Smith. 
IV. Lawi'ence* Smith, d. 1788. Married, and had two sons, 

Philip and George. 
Col. Lawrence- Smith married, second, Mildred Eeade (widow 
Goodwyn), and had issue: 
I. Margaret'' Smith. 
II. Catherine" Smith. 
III. Eobert-' Smitli (b. 1733: d. 1777), married, first. Mary 
Calthorpe, and had eight children ; married, second. 
Eachael Kirby, and had one daughter, Mary Smith. 

IV. Lawrence" Smith. 

V. Lucy" Smith. Married Augustine Moore, of Temple 
Farm, and died 1797. 

Temple Faem. 

When Bacon, during his rebellion, establislied his headquarters 
at Temple Farm, it was called the Middle Plantation. Benjamin 
Eeade sold 50 acres in that county (Gloucester) in 1691, for a 
town site. In 1686, Ludlow's patent land was sold to Major 
Lawrence Smith. 

The widow Ludlow married Eev. Peter Temple, and they occu- 
pied it at the time of its transfer to the Smiths. 



MRGINIA FAMILJIJ.S 17 

Mildred* Smith (Edmond-', Lawrence-, Lawrence^) married 
David Jameson, Lieut. (lOv. of the Commonwealth of A'^irginia. 
Her tomb is found in Temple Farm, ornamented with the Jameson 
arms, impaled witli Smitli. The inscription beneath reads: 

•lltTc lies tilt' body of iSIiklred Smith, wife of David Jameson, and 
(langhter of Edmond Smith, and Agnes Smith, who departed this life the 
tenth day of December. 1778." 

She was the granddaughter of Major Lawrence Smith, who 
bought Ludlow's land, in 1686. 

Another granddaughter, Lucy, daughter of Col. Lawrence 
Smith and Mildred Eeade, his wife, married Augustine Moore, of 
York, who left his estate to General Thomas ISTelson, subject to the 
life estate of his wife. The articles of surrender were signed, in 
1781, in the old Smith Mansion, then occupied by Augustine Moore 
on land bought from Benjamin Eeade, in 1691. 

Robert'' Smith (Lawrence'-, Lawrence^), married, first, Mary 
( 'althorpe, and had issue : 

I. Calthorpe'' Smith, b. 1767. 
II. Lucy-* Smith, twin; b. 1769. 
III. George* Smith, twin; b. 1769. 
IV. Mildred* Smith. 
V. John* Smith. 
VI. Thomas* Smith. 
VII. Dr. Augustine* Smith. Married, first, Alice Page. Dr. 
Augustine* Smitli graduated at Edinburg, Scotland, 
Medical College, 1795. Married, second, Alice Grymes, 
daughter of Hon. John Page. Governor of Virginia. 
They had issue : 
I. Robert Nelson^ Smith, b. about 1796; first of Louisville, 
Ky., afterwards, of Lexington, Mo. Married, about 
1835, Mary Ann Fry, of Albemarle Co., Va., and had 
ten children. He died at Lexington, Mo., 1877, aet. 
about 81 years. His grandson. Lewis RufTin Smith, 
lives in Rose well. Xew Mexico. 
II. John Page^ Smith. ^larried Frances l-]lizabetli Bennett. 
He married twice and had several daughters, one liv- 
ing in Lexington. Ivy. : and two sons ; one killed during 
the Civil War. He died about 187."). at Louisville. 



18 SOME PROMIlslENT 

III. Augustine Siduey'' Smith, b. Yorktowu, A'a., May 8, 1798; 
d. April 11, 1863, at Meridian, Miss., and was buried at 
Mol)ile, Ala. He married Ann Sabina Fuqua, daughter 
of Archibald Fuqua, and had three sons, and two 
daughters. 
IV. Lucy C'althorpe^ Smith. Married Ealph Wormeley Digges, 
of Louisa C. H., Va. They removed to Alabama, 
and he died in 1836. The widow removed to live with 
her nephew, Dudley Digges Smitli. in Shepherdstown, 
W. Ya. 
V. William Thomas Xelson^ Smith. Married, about 1835, 
Elizabeth Fuqua, and removed to Alabama. 
YI. Alice Frances BurwelP Smith, died in infancy. 
Augustine Sidney^ Smith married Ann Sabina Fuqua, and had 
issue : 

I. Sarah Elizabeth Page Smith'^'. Married John Thomas 

Ball, at Meridian. Issue : 
I. Augustine H. Ball', deceased. 
II. Mary Anzolet Ball'. Married Thomas \^'illiams, both 
dead. Issue : 
I. Edward Ball Williams**, living in Meridian, Miss. 
III. Lucie Alice Ball". Married 0. E. Wilkins, living in 
Yorkville, S. C. Issue : 
I. Anne Sibley Wilkins-. Married Eobert Alein, living in 
Yorkville, S. C. 
II. Rev. Dudley Digges Smith", b. 1835; d. 1902. Married 
first (1859), Susan Ingraham Sj)arrow, b. 1830, d. 
1861, and had Frances Ann Smith, b. 1860, now Mrs. 
Frances Wood. 
Rev. Dudley Digges Smith" married, second (1866), Mary 
Barclay, of Philadelphia, Pa., d. 1803 ; had a child. 
III. Lucy Ann Smith". Married (1868) Thomas W. Scott, an 
Englishman, born in Macclesfield, Cheshire Co., Eng- 
land. They lived at 3810 11th St.. Meridian, Miss., 
and had one son, Dudley, who died. 
IV; Wright Otey Smith". Married Susan Maybank Geyer, of 
Louisa C. H., Ya. They removed to Alabama, living 
in Washington, D. C. Issue : 
I. Alice Elizabeth Smith". 



VniaiMA FAMILIES 19 

II. Francos Bariificld Smith'. 
III. John Dudley Smith". 
I\'. William .Vi;gustine Smith'. 
v. Aiigustiiu' A. Smith'', uiimairictl. Li\(!s with his sister 
ill Meridian, Miss. 
Frances Anne Smith' (Dudley"', Augustine'"', \)v. Augustine'. 
Robert'', Laurence-, Laui'cnee'). only child of Re\. Dudley Digges 
Smith and his wife, Susan Ingraham Sparrow. Mari'ied (at 
Shanghai, China, April ]!». 1S!)'>) Dr. Edgar Woods, and had 
childivn : 

1. Mary Baivlay Woods', b. Shanghai, China, Sept. 13, 1<S1»;;. 
11. Susan Si)arrow Woods^, b. Philadelphia, Pa., Xov. 18, 
1SS)5. 
111. Dudley Laurence Smith Woods*, b. in Tsin Kiang Pic, 

China, March 31, 1897. 
1 \'. Frances Victoria Sampson Woods'*, b. Charlottesville, Va., 
May 24, 1900. 
\'. Kdgar Colin Cooper Woods*, b. in Charlottesville, \'a.. 
Oct. IS, li)02. 
Margaret Reade'' (Robert-, (Tcorge^), uiarrieel Thomas Nelson, 
of Yorktown. 

THE NELSON FAMILY. 

Thomas Nelson, of Yorktowu, York Co., Va., was the son of 
Hugh Nelson, of Penryth, county Cumberland, England, and 
Sarah, his wife. He was b. February 30, 1677. He emigrated to 
the Colony of Virginia about 1700, and died at Yorktown, October 
7, 1745, aged sixty-eight years, and was buried in the Episcopal 
churchyard there. Fie was commonly called "Scotch Tom 
Nelson," from the fact that his ])arents were from the north of 
England. 

He founded Yorktown in 1705. He first built a wooden house, 
followed by a brick house in 1715, and another in 1735. During 
the siege of Yorktown by the Colonial troops in October, 1781, 
it was battered too badly to be repaired, and not a vestige of cither 
of these houses now remains. 

"Scotch Tom Nelson'' took for his first wife, ahout I7?0, 
Margaret Reade, granddaughter of (reorge Reade, the immigrant. 

William Nelson, of Yoi-ktown, York Co., Va.. "President nl' the 



20 



SOME PROMINENT 



Dominion of Virginia," hence known as President Nelson, eldest 
son and child of "Scotch Tom Nelson/' of England, and Margaret 
Reade, daughter of Eobert, and granddaughter of George Eeade, 
the immigrant, h. about 1711, d. November, 1772, aged sixty-one 
years. Married (about 1738) Elizabeth (called "Betty") Burwell. 
President of the Council, he occupied the chair of Governor until 
the arrival of Lord Dunmore in 1772. This was a short time 
before his death. 




Nelson Coat-of-Arms 

Arms- — -Per pale argent and sable, a chevron between three fleiirs de lis, 
counter-changed. 

Crest — A fleur de lis per pale, argent and sable. 
Motto — "Palmam qui meruit ferat." 

Mary Nelson*, b. Yorktown, Ya., about 1713, married (about 
1733) Col. Edmund Berkeley, of Barn Elms, Middlesex Co., Va. 
Issue : 

I. Edmund Berkeley", Jr., of same place. Married, first, 
Mary Randolph, of Tuckahoe ; second, Mary Burwell. 
II. Nelson Berkeley', of Airwell, Hanover Co., Ya. Married 
Bettv Carter. 



\ IhUlJMA FAMILIES 21 

III. Mary (called "Molly") Berkeley-', ^rairied Dr. C'orhin 
Griffin. Issue : 
T. :\[ajor Griffin". 
IV. Sally Berkeley-'. 
V. Lucy Berkeley °. 

(See Volume II, Chapter XI.) 

Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, York Co., Va., "Secretary of His 
Majesty's Council in Virginia," hence known as Secretary Nelson, 
second son and third child of "Scotch Tom Nelson," of England, 
progenitor of the Nelson family of Virginia, and Margaret Keade, 
his wife; b. Yorktown, Va., 1716; d. 1782, aged sixty-six. He 
married about 1745 Lucy Amiistead. (See Volume II, Chapter 
XIX.) 

Thomas Nelson, of Yorktown, York Co., Va., Governor of the 
State of Virginia and hence known as Governor Nelson, Major 
General in the army of the Eevolutiou, was b. at Yorktown, Va., 
December 26, 1738. He was the eldest son and child of President 
William Nelson of the same place, and Elizabeth Burwell, his 
wife, and was grandson of Thomas Nelson, known as "Scotch 
Tom Nelson," and his wife, Margaret Heade. He died during an 
attack of asthma, caused by exposure during the Revolution, at 
Mount Airy, Hanover Co., January, 1789, aged fifty-one years. He 
was educated in England and on his return to Virginia, when 
barely twenty-one years old, he was elected to the House of 
Burgesses. He was a member of the first committee that met at 
Williamsburg, James City Co., in 1774, to consider the question 
of taxation of the Colonies of America by the home government 
of Great Britain. 

A committee was appointed to inquire of the several colonies the 
various violations of their constitutional rights by the British 
ministry. This committee consisted of : Peyton Randolph, Robert 
Carter Nicholas, Richard Bland, Richard Henry Lee, Benjamin 
Harrison, Edmund Pendleton, Patrick Henry, Dudley Digges, 
Dabney Carr, Archibald Cary, and Thomas Jefferson. 

Thomas Nelson was a member of the Provincial Committee, and 
in July, 1774, he was appointed Colonel of the Second Virginia 
Regiment of Infantry. He was a member of the Convention which 
met at Williamsburg, James City Co., Va., in May, 1776, to frame 



22 SOME PROMINENT 

a constitution for Virginia, and was selected to offer the resolu- 
tions instructing the delegates in Congress at Philadelphia to vote 
to pass the Declaration of Independence. 

He signed the Declaration of Independence July 4, IT (6. In 
August, 1777, he was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Vir- 
ginia State Forces, and soon after raised a troop of cavalry with 
which he reported at Philadelphia. In June, 1781, he was elected 
Governor of Virginia, for occupying which place he was recom- 
mended by Thomas Jefferson, then retiring from office. 

He participated in the siege of Yorktowii in 1718, as Conmiander 
of the Virginia troops, with the rank of Major General in the 
American army. His statue is one of six placed about that of 
Washington at Eichmond in front of the capitol. 

Governor Thomas !N^elson married (July 29, 1762) Lucy, daugh- 
ter of Philip Grymes, of IMiddlesex Co., Va., and Mary Randolph, 
daughter of Sir John Randolph, of Williamsbui'g, James City Co., 
Va., and Susanna Beverley, his wife. Their ninth child. Robert 
N"elson, b. Yorktown, December 14. 1778, married (about 1803) 
Judith Carter, youngest daughter and ninth child of Governor 
John Page, of Virginia, l)y his first wife, Frances Burwell. 

Robert Nelson was known as Chancellor Nelson, having been 
Chancellor of William and Mary College, of which he was Professor 
of Law and Equity Judge. He was a presidential elector in 1813. 
Their one surviving child, Lucy Nelson, married Hon. Hugh N. 
Pendleton, of Caroline Co., and was his first wife. 

Col. George Reade and Elizabeth Martain had four sons : John, 
Thomas, Benjamin, and Francis. Thomas Reade was a king's 
councillor in 1663. 

Col. George Reade's daughter. Mildred, married Col. Augustine 
Warner of Gloucester Co. 

According to a deed dated 1708, in York Co., Mrs. Mildred 
Warner bought land from her brother, Thomas Reade, and on her 
death she left said land to her surviving son, Robert Warner, who 
dying unmarried the land went to his three surviving sisters, 
daughters of his mother, Mrs. Mildred Warner, namely : 
I. Isabelle Warner. Married John Lewis. 
II. Mildred Warner. Married Laurence Washington. 

III. Mary Warner. Married John Smith, of "Purton." 



VlinUMA lAMIIJF.S 23 

('ol. Auiiust iiic W'anuT. 8r.. canic to \ iriiiiiia Jilioiil H>"^.s. ami 
liiially scttlfd ill Gloucester Co.. on an estate called '•Waniei- 
Hall." The name ol' liis wife whom lie married in England is 
unknown. He was Burgess from York in 1652, and from 
(iloucester in 1658. He was a member of the King's Council. 
1659-74, and died 1674 or '76. His daughter. Sarah Warner, mar- 
ried Laurence Townley. (Hening's Statutes, VITI, ]>. ()30. ) 
Issue. Alice Townlev. married ^Tajor John GrMnes. of Middlesex 
Co., who was the son of Lieutenant General Thomas Grvmes of 
(*rom well's arm v. ^lajor John Grvmes settled at "Grymesby Hall"" 
on the Piankatank Eiver, Middlesex Co. He was vestryman of 
Christ Church Parish, 1694 to 1708, and justice for Middlesex Co., 
1706. Died about 1708. Major John Grymes married Alice 
Townley. They had issue: 

I. Col. John Grymes, of ""Brandon,'" on the Rappahainiock 
in Middlesex Co. (bought from the Beverleys). Col. 
Jolm was b. 1693; d. 1748. Burgess for Middlesex 
1718: vestryman for Christ Church 1711, when he 
was only eighteen years old and continued as vestry- 
man until his death in 1745. Auditor General of 
Virginia, 1716: member of the King's Council, 172."). 
Married (Dec. 22, 1715) Lucy, daughter of Philip 
Ludwell and his wife Hannah, daughter of Benjamin 
Harrison, of '^"akefield." 
II. Col. Charles Grymes, of "Maratlico," Richmond Co., son 
of Major John and Alice (Townley) Grpnes, of 
"Grymesby Hall"; was sheriff of Richmond Co., 1724- 
25; member of the King's Council. He married 
Frances, daughter of Col. Edmund Jennings, Esq., of 
"Ripon Hall." Yorkshire, England. He was of the 
King's Council: Secretary of War in 1704. Married 
Frances, daughter of Henry Corbin, of "Buckingham 
House," Middlesex Co.. Va. 
Col. John and Lucy (Ludwel!) Grymes had issue: 

I. Lucy Grymes, b. April 18, 1T20. Married, first (Jan. 
5, 1737), Carter Burwell. of "The Grove'': second 
(Dec. 1, 1753), Colonel Henry Lee, of Leesylvania, at 
"Green Spring,'' James River. By this last marriage 
she had six sons and four dausfhters. 



24 f<OME PBOMI^^E^'T 

The eldest son of Lucy Grymes and Col. Henry Lee was known 
as "Light Horse Harry Lee," a famous General of the Eevolu- 
tion, who was born January 29, 1756, at Leesylvania, some three 
miles from "Dumfries," a village built by Scotch merchants, and 
then the county seat of Prince AVilliam Co. 

General Henry Lee died March 25, 1818, aged sixty-three. He 
was twice married. By his first wife, Matilda, daughter of Philip 
Ludwell Lee, he had four children, and by his second wife, Anne 
Hill Carter, of "Shirley," he had six children. The last son l3v 
the second marriage was Eobert Edward Lee, C. S. A. (See 
Volume II, Chapters YII and VIII.) 

Col. Augustine Warner, Jr., of "Warner Hall," Gloucester Co., 
Va., b. June 3, 1642, according to the inscription on his tomb- 
stone, and b. Oct. 20, 1843, according to the books of Merchant 
Taylor's School, London, England, where he was entered as a 
pupil in 1657, as the "eldest son of Augustine Warner, Gent., of 
Virginia." He was a member of the King's Council; Speaker of 
the House of Burgesses in 1675. He married Mildred, daughter 
of George Eeade and Elizabeth Martain. Col. Augustine Warner 
d. June 19, 1681. They had issue: 

I. Augustine Warner, b. June 17, 1665 ; d. unmarried, 
March 17, 1687. 
II. George Warner, d. young and unmarried. 

III. Eobert Warner, d. young and unmarried. 

Elizabeth (or Isabelle) Warner married Col. and Chancellor 
John Lewis, of Gloucester Co. He built Warner Hall and lived 
there. 

Mildred married twice, first, Laurence Washington, of West- 
moreland Co., and was grandmother of General George Washing- 
ton, first president of the LTnited States; second, George Gayle, 
of England, and returned with him to that place where she died 
in 1700 and was buried in St. S'icholas Church, Whitehaven. 

Mary married Capt. John Smith, of "Purton," February 17, 
1680. 

Warner Hall. 

This was a grand hunting place, game of all sorts in abundance, 
water for yacht anchorage, with fish, oysters, and crabs at demand. 
The estate was the home of Augustine Warner, Speaker of the 
House of Burgesses in the old colonial times. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 25 

In the family burial ground on the place a slab of blue .stone 
records some of his many virtues. A portrait of Col. Augustine 
Warner, taken about 1677, shows him in official wig and red 
curls, as Speaker of the House of Burgesses. He held this posi- 
tion at the time of Bacon's Eebellion. He was a member of the 
House of Burgesses which remained in session from 1666 to 1676. 
and in 1677 was a member of the Council, of which he continued 
a member until his death. 

In 1676 he was elected and appointed Colonel of Militia for 
Gloucester Co. John Smith of Purton was Lieutenant Colonel, 
John Lewis was Major and Philip Lightfoot. Captain. (Hening's 
Statutes, Palmer's State Papers, Mills' Carotoman.) 

LEWIS. 

It has been stated that Chancellor and Colonel John Lewis 
married Elizabeth Warner, sister of Mildred Warner, who married 
Laurence Washington, and of Mary Warner, who married John 
Smith, of Purton. 

The Lewises of Eastern Virginia are of Welsh origin. Their 
ancestor. General Eobert Lewis, of Beacon, Wales, came to 
Gloucester in 1650 with a grant from the King of 33,3331/^ acres 
of land. Eobert Lewis had sons, John and Charles. John Lewis 
and his wife, Lydia, had a son John, who married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Col. Augustine Warner of Gloucester Co., and built 
Warner Hall. They had a son, John Lewis, who, with his wife 
Frances, were parents of Col. Fielding Lewis, who married twice : 
first, Catherine Washington (aunt of Gen'l George Washington). 
They were married in 1746. Issue: 
I. John Lewis, b. June 22, 1747. 
II. Francis Lewis, b. Xov. 26. 1748, and died s. p. 
III. Warner Lewis, b. Nov. 27, 1749, and d. Dec. 3, li65. 
John Lewis married, second, Elizabeth Washington (sister of 
Genl George Washington). They were married ^Eay T. 1750. and 
had issue : 

I. Fielding Lewis, b. ¥eh. 14, IT 51. 
II. Augustine Lewis, b. Jan. 22. 1752. 
III. Thomas Lewis, b. Jime 24, 1755; d. in infancy. 
TV. George Lewis, b. March 14, 1757. Capt. Third Cavalry 
Dragoons, Jan. 1, 17 77. He married Miss Catherine 
Daingerfield of 'Toventry,"' Spottsylvania Co.. Ya. 



26 SOME PROMINENT 

Y. Mary Lewis, b. April 22, 1759; d. Dec. 25, 1759. 
YI. Chaiies Lewis, b. Oct. 3, 1760. 
YII. Samuel Lewis, b. May 14, 1763 ; d. Sept. 3, 1764. 
YIII. Elizabeth Lewis, b. Feb. 23, 1765. Married Charles 
Carter, of Culpeper Co., Ya. 
IX. Lawrence Lewis, b. April 4, 1767. Married Mollie Carter, 
Gen'l Washington's adopted daughter. He was the 
grandfather of Audley Lewis, of Clarke Co., Ya., also 
of Edward Parke Custis Lewis, who, in 1886, was 
Minister of Portugal. 
X. Eobert Lewis, b. June 25, 1769. Married Miss Brown. 
XT. Howell Lewis, b. Dec. 12, 1771. Married the beautiful 

Miss Pollard. 
John, son of "Col. Fielding" Lewis, by his first marriage, b. 
June 22, 1747, married five tmies. The first two wives were the 
Misses Thornton, granddaughters of his great-aunt, Mildred 
Washington, by her first husband, Roger Gregory; and his fifth 
and last marriage was to her great-granddaughter, by her second 
husband, Col. Henry Willis. 

As said, the first two wives were the Misses Thornton : the third 
wife was a daughter of Gabriel Jones, the celebrated valley lawyer ; 
the fourth wife was a Mrs. Armistead, b. Fojitaine (of a Huguenot 
family) ; the fifth wife was the widow Mercer, b. Mildred Carter, 
daughter of Landon Carter. Her first husband, Eobert Mercer, 
was the son of the Princeton hero; her mother was a daughter of 
Col. Lewis Willis. 

George Lewis, of the second marriage of Col. Fielding Lewis 
with Elizabeth Washington, was Captain in Baylor's Regiment, 
Washington's Life Guard. He was promoted major, d. 1821. 
Married (October 15, 1779) Catherine Daingerfield, daughter, of 
William and 'Mavy Daingerfield, of Coventry. She was born June 
25, 1764. 



VllidlMA I'XMILIMS 27 



CHAPTER U 



THE WAENEE— SMITHS OF PFKTDN. 

('apt. John Smith, of "Purtoii,'' h. 1662, d. 1698, married (Feb. 
17. 1680) ^farv, daughter of Col. Augustine Warner, of "Warner 
Hall,''' Gloucester County, Ya. 

This is the only one of the children of the first John Smith, of 
Purton (i. e.. Col. John Smith who married Anne Bernard), who 
attained historical prominence in the Colonial Eecords of Virginia. 

Prof. Lyon Gr. Tyler, President of William and ]\Tary College, 
and Editor of the Qiuirterhj, in various numbers of the magazine 
luis given particulars concerning the history of his ancestral home, 
"Purton."' and of the connection of this John Smith with the 
origin and earliest history of William and Mary College. From 
these articles, and various other sources, this statement is written. 

A view of the house at "Purton," was taken when the property 
was neglected and very much out of repair. Its appearance and 
surroundings were very different when it was the residence of Capt. 
Jolin Smith. 

The bay, also, has shoaled up since that period, and navigable 
waters have become reed- and grass-grown shallows. But still the 
bluff and water shows that it was once a l^eautifnl location for a 
residence. 

(These pictures are reproduced from the William and Mary 
Quarterly, Vol. X, Xo. 1.) 

Capt. John Smith held his title from his position in the Provin- 
cial Militia. He was vestrvman of Petsworth Parish, in October, 
1691. An order was entered in the vestry book concerning £10 
left by him for the poor. Under date October 1, 1701, it is stated 
"Madam Mary Smith'' left a legacy of £5 to be distributed among 
tbe poor. 

"Purton" occupied the site of the romantic incident connected 
with the rescue of the great explorer, Capt. John Smith, by Poca- 
hontas; but afterwards the Indians deserted the place and in 
1614. when Strachev wrote, the Indian head war-chief Powhatan 



28 SOME PKOBflNENT 

had retired to a location called Orapaks, at the head of the Chicka- 
honiiny Eiver. 

The strenuous life of the Colonists of that period left little room 
for idealism, and with no great ruins left to preserve the location 
of their "Meeting Place," there was nothing else to make the first 
historians of the colony very exact in defining its location. 

Eobert Tyndall drew a chart in 1608. On this chart "Poetan," 
situated on "Portan Bay," about eleven miles from West Point, 
appears as the capital town. It is marked on the chart by four 
wigwams, whereas the other Indian towns are represented by one 
only. Xo other location is shown as "Werowocomoco." This last 
is merely a descriptive name, meaning "the town of the AVero- 
wance" or "Capital." The terminal means "council," "conference," 
"meeting," "assembly," as used as "Matcha-comoco," — a grand 
council. 

"Poetan" is merely another spelling of "Powhatan," and this 
was, doubtless, the real name of Powhatan's residence, the princi- 
23al meeting place of the tribe or nation of Indians of which Pow- 
hatan Avas the chief or king. 

There have been various spellings of the word Poetan; Porton, 
Portan, Purtan, Purton ; the place still goes by the name to this 
day. In 1608, Tyndall called it "Poetan." In 1673, Hermann 
called it "Porton." In 1751, Fry and Jefferson called it "Portan." 
In 1807, Dr. Madison used the same spelling. The present Coast 
and Geodetic Survey uses "Purtan." In 1661, York County re- 
cords "Purton," and in Hening's Statutes, 1663. when the resi- 
dence of Col. John Smith. Speaker, it had the same spelling. 

It was at Poplar Spring on this estate, that in 1663, a conspiracv 
was concocted by ex-soldiers of Oliver Cromwell's army, to destroy 
the Eoyalists and take possession of the country ; but the plot was 
disclosed by one of their number, "Birkenhead," a servant of John 
Smith of "Purton," and nipped in the bud by the Eoyal Oovernor, 
Sir William Berkeley. 

The explorer, Capt. John Smith, "Admiral of New England," 
says in one place that Werowocomoco was twelve miles from Chis- 
kiack. In this statement William Strachey, the secretary to Lord 
de la Warre, agrees. Chiskiack was a region ahove Yorktown, the 
locality of which is definitely fixed. It was an Indian town, and 
the parish established on its site was first called Chiskiack 



V//H1/NIA FAMILIES 29 

Parish, and afterwards Hampton Parish, extending, as the record 
shows, from Yorktown Creek to Queen Creek. The Indian town of 
Chiskiack was nearly opposite to Carter's Creek, and was about 
twelve miles from Purton. 

Purton estate contained KUJo acres and was bounded by Broad 
Creek, York Eiver and Poropotank or Adam's Creek. 

Another chart given by Dr. Brown in his "Genesis of the United 
States," was found in the Spanish archives, and is supposed to have 
been tlie one sent to England in 1608, with Explorer Smith's 
■■NTews from Virginia."' This chart shows about eleven miles from 
West Point, and twelve miles from Chiskiack, a bay "Werowoco- 
moco." Below Werowocomoco on the same side of the river are 
two Indian towns "Cappahowsack" and "Cautaunteck." There is 
to this day a wharf on the north side of York Elver called 
"Cappahosick" (Cappahowsack), evidently marking the old Indian 
district of that name which lay between Werowocomoco and 
Timberneck Creek. 

It was this district of "^Cappahosick" that Powhatan offered to 
sell to Smith for "two great guns and a grindstone.'' Werowoco- 
moco was above it. 

The connection of Capt. John Smith, of Purton, with the origin 
and establishment of William and Mary College, is showTi by the 
manuscript of the Bristol Eecord Office (W. & M. Quar., Vol. VII, 
Xo. :l.) 

The initiative was taken in a petition of the clergy "hmnbly 
presented to the consideration of the next General Assembly, for 
the founding a College, 1690.'' 

Commissioners were appointed to solicit subscriptions, and 
among them we find Capt. John Smith. 

The names of these solicitors supposed to include those most 
actively interested in the advancement of education in 1690, were: 

^Ir. James Blair. Commissary; CaiDtain William Eandolph, Colo- 
nel Edward Hill, Mr. Francis Eppes, Captain Joseph Foster, ]\Ir. 
Patrick Smith, ]\Iinister of Southwark : Mr. Benjamin Harrison, 
Mr. Henry Baker, Colonel Thomas ]\Iilner, Colonel Joshua I.,awson. 
Colonel Lemuel Mason, ^Ir. Samuel Ebon, Minister of Bruton : 
Edmund Jennings, Esq. Captain Francis Page, Mr. Henry Hart- 
well. ^Ir. AVilliam Sherwood, Captain Henry Duke, Mr. Dewel 
Pead. Minister of ^liddlesex : Mr. Christopher Eobinson, Mr. 



30 SOME riiOMIi\ENT 

John Buckner, Major Lewis Burrell, Colonel Philip Lightfoot, 
Major Henry Whiting, Captain John Smith, Mr. Thomas Foster, 
Colonel Eichard Johnson, Mr. William Leigh, Mr. John Farne- 
fokl. Minister of Bowtracy ; Captain George Cooper, Mr. Christo- 
pher Neale, Captain William Hardwick, Captain Lawrence Wash- 
ington, C*olonel William Fitzhngh, Captain William Ball, Captain 
John Pinkard, Mr. Eobert Carter, Captain William Lee, Mr. 
Teagle, Minister of Accomac;' Colonel Daniel Jenifer, Colonel 
C'harles Scarborough, Colonel John West, and Captain John Carter. 

Jointly and severally to procure as many subscriptions, gratui- 
ties, and benevolences as you can, within this Colony of Virginia, 
towards the defraying the charge (cost) of the said buildings, 
hoping if it shall appear by the largeness and the number of the 
said subscriptions, that the people of the country intend seriously 
and sincerely to advance so good a work, that then it will meet 
with no obstruction, neither from their Majesties, nor from the 
General Assembly, but will be duly carried on and receive all legal 
approbation and encouragement. 

Given under my hand and seal, this 25th day of July (in ye 2d 
year of their gracious Majesties' reign), A. D. 1690. 

Francis Nicholson. 

Governor Nicholson was very enthusiastic in the scheme for a 
college, and imparted his enthusiasm to the General Assembly and 
Council. So Mr. James Blair, Commissary, was sent to England, 
duly appointed by the Governor, Assembly, Council, and Clergy of 
Virginia, to solicit the influence of the clergy and merchants and 
through them to their Majesties and Ministers, and if possible 
secure a favorable charter. 

C^ommissar}' Blair seems to have been well qualified for the task 
given him. He first secured the approval and pot\^erful influence 
of the Lord Bishop of London, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and 
the higher clergy and leading merchants of Ijondon, so that there 
was no unnecessary delay in the negotiations, and the favorable 
action of the privy council of Queen Mary, and at her request even 
that of King William was obtained, and the charter of "Their 
Majesties' Eoyal College of William and ]\fary" was issued under 
the seal, of the privy council on the 2d of Februai-y, 1693, 



VIRGINIA tWMlLlEH 31 

This college was tlic (list corporatiun in Anioi'ica to he recog- 
nized hy the royal Avill. it was the first English college to receive 
from the College of Heralds, in 1694, a coat of arms. 

Among the clauses which Commissary Blair was instructed to 
have incorporated in the Charter of the College, the following are 
interesting in connection with this chapter: 

5. Pray that the free school aiul college be erected and founded on 
tlic south side of York River upon the land late of Col. Townsend, deceased, 
now in the possession of -lohii Smith, and near to the port appointed in 
York County. 

7. Pray that the school and college be founded in the names of the 
Hon. Francis Nicholson, Esq., William Cole, Esq., Ralph Wornieley, Esq.. 
\Villiam Byrd, Esq., John Lear, Esq., Mr. James Blair, Mr. John Banister, 
Mr. John Farnifold, Mr. Stephen Fonace, Nathaniel Bacon, Esq.. .lohii 
Page, Esq.; Thomas Milner, Gent., Christopher Robinson, Cent.. Charles 
Scarbrough, Gent., John Smith. Gent., Benjamin Harrison, Gent., Mile<. 
Cary, Gent., Henry Hartwell, Gent. 

8. Pray that the said Founders may be also made Governors of the 
lands possessions, revenues and goods of the school and college. 

11. Pray that the (iovernors and their successors may have the power 
from time to time to nominate and appoint to all places and preferment 
within the said school and college and to supply (fill) the said places in 
case of vacancy by death, resignation, deprivation, or otherwise. 

These instructions were signed, Francis Xicholsun, by Wm. Cole, 
Secy., by order of the Burgesses, Thomas Milner, Speaker ; ' and 
endorsed. General Assembly of Virginia. Instructions to Mr. .James 
Blair, May, 1691. 

The Council of the King and Queen of England assembled at 
the Court, Whitehall, September 1st, 1692. Present: The Queen's 
most Excellent Majesty. 

It was ordered by her Majesty, in Council, that the memorial 
for the free school and college in Virginia be approved, except the 
last clause thereof concerning escheats. 

And that the sum of £1985, 14, 10, mentioned in the first clause 
be applied towards the building of a free school and college, and to 
no other purpose. 

The following report made to the Governor in re]ily to his letter 
of 24th ^larch, 1695, certifies that the Trustees and (.Jovernors of 
the College had completed the walls of two sides of the designed 
square of the college to the roof, and that the work and furnishing 



">■! SOME PBOMINENT 

of the college was almost stopped through lack of money. Con- 
sequently the Governor had thought it best to send Mr. Blair 
to p]u,i;land to procure what assistance he could to finish it. 

This report is signed: Stephen Fonace, Eector; Francis IN'ichol- 
son. William Byrd, James Blair, Charles Scarburg, John Smith, 
Benicimin Harrison, Miles Cary, William Eandolph, Matthew Page. 

The last time Capt. John Smith of Purton appears is on a docu- 
ment dated in pencil, June, 1696. 

It is an address from the Grovernor of the College to "The King's 
must excellent Majesty,"- congratulating him upon the suppression 
of the rebellion and renewing protestations of their loyalty and 
oljligations as the royal founder and bountiful benefactor of the 
rising college. 

This address is signed by: John Smith, Eector; Philip Ludwell, 
Daniel Parke, Francis Xicholson, Mathew Page, W. Edwards, 
Tewis Burwell, William Fitzhugh, E. Womeley, William Byrd. 
James Blair, Benjamin Harrison, ^liles Cary. 

There was another John Smith associated with the college 
matters in signing affidavits, etc., in 1705, but it was not Capt. 
rlohn Smith of Purton, Avho died in 1698. 

General John Smith, of "Hackwood Park," Frederick Co., Va., 
lopied into the family Bible of one of his nieces from the original 
Purton family Bible of Capt. John Smith and Mary Warner, the 
following list of the births and marriages of the children of that 
family. The original was written in quaint language, with con- 
tracted words which have been changed to the present form in 
copying : 

Capt. John Smith, of "Purton," born at "Purton," Gloucester 
■C^ounty, 1662, son of Colonel John Smith, Speaker House of Bur- 
gesses, and Anne Bernard, his wife, both of "Purton"; died at 
"Purton," 14th April, 1698. He was trustee and governor of 
William and Mary College from the date of its charter until his 
death. He married, 17th February, 1680, Mary, daughter of Col. 
Augustine Warner, of Warner Hall, Gloucester County, Va., 
Spt-aker House of Burgesses, and his wife Mildred Eeade. Mrs. 
:\rary Smith died Nov. 12, 1700. They had issue: 

I. Mildred Smith, b. 20th February, 1681 or '82, it being 
Monday, about a quarter before nine in the morning, and 
was married to Eobert Porteous, 17th August, 1700. 



VIROINIA l'.\MILH-:S 33 

11. Mary Smith, b. 29th A})ril, l<i84, about one o'clock in tlie 
monimg, it being Tuesday, and died 16th June, 1G84. 

III. John Smith, of "Purton," 1). IStli July, 1085, about a 
quarter after one in the morning, it being Saturday, 
and married Ann Alexander, Oct. 8, 1711. John Smith 
died 1712. 

IV. Augustine Warner Smith, of "Shooter's Hill," b. 16th 
June, 1689, about 12 o'clock in the niglit, it being 
Thursday, and married Sarah Carver, 9th Sept., 1711. 
V. Elizabeth Smith, b. 25th May, 1690, about 8 o'clock in 
the evening, it being Sunday. She was married, first, 
April, 1708, to Henry Harrison. 

YI. Philip Smith, b. 1st June, 1695, at a quarter past two in 
the morning, it being Saturday. He married, 9tli Feb., 
1711, Mary Mathews. He inherited "Fleet's Bay," 
Northumberland County. 
VII. Ann Smith, b. 2d Nov., 1697, about half past five in the 
evening, it being Saturday. There is no further entry 
in regard to this child. The father dying in April, 
1698, and the mother in Nov., 1700, it is probable 
the child died young and unmarried, as, if living, she 
would have been adopted into the family of Shootre's 
Hill or Fleet's Bay. 

Mildred Smith married Robert Porteous, 17th August, 1700. 

Eobert Porteous was vestryman in Petsworth Parish, in 1704, 
and a member of the Council. Mildred Smith died shortly after 
their marriage and bore no children. Robert Porteous married, 
second, Elizabeth, daughter of Col. Edmund Jenings, of Gloucester 
County. She bore him nineteen children, and died Jan. 20, 1754, 
aged 60 years. Eobert Porteous returned to England with his 
second wife. His youngest son. Beilby Porteous (born in York, 
England, May, 1731), on May 1-1, 1808, became Bishop of Chester 
(see Chambers' Biographical Dictionary). Elizabeth (Jenings) 
Porteous was buried at St. Martin's, Cony St., York, England 
(Jening's pedigree, N. Y. Curio). 

In the Cathedral, Ripon, there is an inscription on the wall to 
the memory of Col. Robert Porteous. 

Frances Jenings, another daughter of Col. and Gov. Edmund 
Jenings, married Col. Charles Grymes, of Richmond County. 



34 SOME PROAinEyT 

John Smith, of "Purton," third of the name and estate, and 
Ann Alexander, were married October 8, 1711. John Smith, b. 
July 18, 1685; d. 1712. Ann Alexander, b. about 1690; d. about 
1736. They had one child : 

John Smith, b. December 17, 1712. He made his will May 10, 
1735, and shortly afterwards died, unmarried. He was affianced 
to Mary Willis, daughter of Col. Francis, and he willed to her his 
estate, "Purton." In 1736, ^lary Willis was married to Col. 
Lewis Burwell, "President of His Majesty's Council in the Colony 
of Virginia." Lewis Burwell was prominent as a scholar and 
literateur. He was a member of the House of Burgesses, and was 
appointed to the King's Council in 1743, and was President of 
that body and acting Governor of the Province when he died in 
1750. He was the son of Major Lewis Burwell, who also was a 
member of the King's Council for a number of years, and who 
married Abigail Smith, a niece of Nathaniel Bacon. 

The wife of Nathaniel Bacon was Elizabeth, daughter of Edward 
Kingswell, of King's Mill, which name is preserved as the name 
of a wharf on the site of the original plantation which descended 
to Bacon, and, he being childless, to his niece, Abigail Smith. 

Ann Alexander. 

In the London Eegister of the Harleian Society we find the 
following entries : 

I. "John Buckner, of St. Sepulchre's, citizen and Salter, of 
London, Bachelor, about 31. Married (July 10. 1661) 
Deborah Ferrers, or West Wickham, Buckinghamshire, 
spinster, about 19, with consent of her mother, widow, 
now wife of Andrew Hunt, of the same, at West AVick- 
ham. 
I. "Philip Buckner. Married Elizabeth Sadler, July 15, 
1667, at St. James, Clerkenwell." 
These were probably the emigrants to Virginia. These pioneers 
of the Buckner family lived first in Gloucester and aftei'wards in 
Stafford County. 

John Buckner, the immigrant, was the first man to use a print- 
ing press in Virginia. He employed William Nuthead to print 
the laws of the General x\ssembly, which was begun June 8, 1680. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIEH 35 

On February 21, 1682-3, he was called l)efore Lord Culpepper 
and the Council for not getting His Excellency's license. There- 
upon he and his printer were ordered to give bond in £100 not to 
print anything thereafter until His Majesty's pleasure should be 
known. 

The order was read in the Committee of T]-ade, in England, on 
September 29, 1683, and thereupon it was decided that 'T.ord 
Howard should have all necessary orders that no person be per- 
mitted to use any printing press in Virginia upon any occasion 
whatever." 

in 1690 Lord Howard was granted instructions that "noe 
persons should use any press for printing without the government's 
special lincense." (Sainsbury Manuscripts; William and Mary 
Quarterly, Vol. VII, No. 1.) 

.loliii Buckner died before February 10, 1695, because on that 
date an inventory of his property and effects was filed. John 
Buckner by his wife, Deborah Ferrers, had issue four sons : 
I. William Buckner. 
II. Thomas Buckner. i ^ '^'^'^.'^l. 

III. John Buckner. 
IV. Eichard Buclmer. 

Philip Buckner patented lands south of the Eappahannock in 
1672 and names in his will (dated November 21, 1699, and proved 
in Stafford County April 10, 1700) sons Eobert and Andrew. 

William Buckner, magistrate, Burgess of York County, Deputy 
Surveyor General for the College, died at Yorkto^vn. Married 
Catherine Ballard, and had issue William and John, both under 
age at the date of their father's will, which was proved May 21, 
1716. 

Thomas Buckner. 

John Buckner. There is a deed recorded in Essex County of 
Ann Buckner, of Gloucester, dated July 17, 1727, which names 
sons John and William, and their father John. Concerning this 
last-named John Buclaier, son of John and Ann, there is a deed : 
dated November 5, 1773, recorded in Stafford Coimty, from 
Buckner Stith, Sr., of Brunswick County, to his eldest son Eobert 
Stith. This deed recites that John Buckner, Gent., late of York 
Countv, willed land in St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, to his 



36 SOME PROMINENT 

nephew, John Stith (who died May 28, 1773), which land came 
by a devise in said will to said Bnckner Stith as his heir. 

Eichard Buckner, Clerk of Essex County 1703, Clerk House of 
Burgesses 1713, father of William Buckner, of Caroline County 
(Critic). 

Thomas Buckner married Sarah, daughter of Francis Morgan, 
of Gloucester, who was the son of Francis Morgan of York County. 
They had issue : 

I. Thomas Buckner. 
II. Col. Samuel Buckner, 
Anne, another daughter of Francis Morgan, of Gloucester 
County, married Dr. David Alexander, and they had issue: 

I. Anne Alexander. Married, first (Oct. 8, 1711), John 

Smith, of "Purton"; married, second (Nov. 2, 1714), 

Col. Henry Willis, of Fredericksburg. 

Thomas Buckner married Mary Timison, daughter of Samuel 

Timison, and granddaughter of Baldwin Mathews, who was the 

grandson of Gov. Samuel Mathews. They had issue: 

I. Baldwin Mathews Buckner. Married Dorothy (d. 1757), 
daughter of Col. Samuel Buckner and Anne, his wife. 
Col. Samuel Buckner and Anne, his wife, had three children : 
I. Dorothy Buckner. Married Baldwin Mathews Buckner. 
II. Mary Buckner. Married Charles Minn Thruston. 
III. Elizabeth Buckner. Married Col. William Finnic. 
Ann Alexander, by her first marriage to John Smith, of "Pur- 
ton" (Hen.- Stat, V, 397; VIII, 663), born December 17, 1712, 
died shortly after the making of his will. May 10, 1735. By a 
deed (October 7, 1767) from William Daingerfield, Jr., of Spottsyl- 
vania County, Gent., and his wife Mary, daughter and heir of 
John Willis, Gent., deceased, and niece and heir of Henry Willis, 
late of Spottsylvania County, deceased, to Larkin Chew, recites : 
That John Smith, Gent., of Gloucester County, being in his life- 
time and at his death seized of 3,333 acres of land in Spottsylvania, 
where the said William Daingerfield now lives, did by his will, 
dated May 10, 1735, make a residuary clause, item: "I give to my 
grandmother, Anne Alexander [Anne Morgan, wife of David 
Alexander], all my other lands not bequeathed, negroes, money, 
stock, etc., during her life, and after her death to my brother, 
Henry AA^illis [son of Anne (Alexander) Smith, his mother and 



MRGIMA FAMJJJES 37 

TTciirv Willis, her second husband], and his heirs, but in ease he 
dies without issue, to my brother, John Willis" [brother of Henry, 
last named], "and soon after making said will the said Jolni Smitli 
died, and the aforesaid tract passed to Anne Alexander, his jjrand- 
mother, and was enjoyed by her during the remainder of her life, 
and after her death the said Henry" [son of Anne Alexander and 
her second husband. Col. Henry Willis] ''inherited it and was 
seized as a tenant entail, and the said Henry Willis dying without 
heir or heirs of his body, the estate entail came to his brother, 
John Willis, who also died, and the estate descended to i\Iary 
Willis, now Mary Daingerfield, daughter and heiress of the said 
John Willis." 

In York County Eecords (September 26, 1698) there is an eject- 
ment suit brought by Thomas Buckner and Sarah (Morgan), his 
wife, David Alexander and Anne (Morgan), his wife, the said 
Sarah and Anne being daughters of Francis Morgan, about land 
acquired by his father (Francis) Morgan, who was a Justice of 
York County. In the act in Hening's Statutes, docking the entail 
of John Smith, of "Purton," property (Hening's Statutes. Y. 
p. 399) Samuel Buckner and David Alexander are named as 
trustees. 

This David Alexander was a brother of Anne x4.1exander, who 
m;i!Tied John Smith, of '•'Purton." and afterwards Col. Henry 
Willis. 

In 1770 Morgan Alexander, of Gloucester, son of David Alex- 
ander, was a student at William and Mary College. 

Among the most attractive belles of the period were two cousins 
of the Washington family, Mildred Washington and ^lildred 
Howell, and Ann Alexander, who was their mutual friend and 
neighbor. They were gay and social and therefore very popular 
with the beatix. One of these beaux, Henry Willis (b. 1691-2 ; 
d. Sept. 14, 1740), was a youth of impetuous character and deter- 
mined will. He courted all three girls at the same time, and so 
impartial was he in his attentions that they all three laughed at 
him, declaring that he did not know his own mind, and turned his 
pretensions into ridicule. Whereupon he vowed that he would not 
rest until he had married all three of them. 

In due process of time Ann Alexander married John Smith, of 



38 SOME PROMINENT 

"Turton." ]\Iildred Howell married John Brown, and Mildred 
AVashington married Eoger Gregory. 

John Smith, of "Purton," was the first to die, and Henry 
Willis, as soon as he dared, came over and laid siege to the widow, 
and they Avere married November 2, 1714. Ann (Alexander) 
AVillis, the widow of Smith, died about 1736, having borne to Henry 
Willis six children : 

I. Mary A¥illis, b. Aug. 6, 1716. Married (1733) Hancock 
Lee. 
IT. Francis Willis, b. Oct. 12, 1718. 
III. David Willis, b. Dec. 17, 1720. 

lY. Henry Willis, b. Sept. 22, 1722. Married (1742) Eliza- 
beth Gregory. 
Y. John Willis, b. Aug. 17, 1724. Married Elizabeth Mad- 
ison. 
YI. Eobert Willis, b. March 12, 1726. 

Mildred Howell was the next of the three girls to lose her 
husband, and Henry Willis immediately laid siege to the widow 
Brown, whom he married October 30, 1726. She died October 
17. 1732, having borne to Henry Willis three children : 
I. John Willis, b. July 16, 1728. 
II. Elizabeth Willis, b. 1729. 
III. Ann Willis, b. Sept. 4, 1731. 
(Willis, Yolume II, Chapter IX.) 

Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Capt. John Smith, of ''Purton," 
and Mary Warner, was born May 25, 1690, and married Henry 
Harrison, April 1, 1708. No issue. 

(More about Harrison Family, Yolume II, Chapter XY.) 

Philip Smith, youngest son and child of John Smith, of "Pur- 
ton," and ]\Iary Warner, was born June 1, 1695, and died in 1743. 
He married (February 19, 1711) Mary Mathews, daughter of 
Baldwin Mathews, Justice of York County, grandson of Governor 
Samuel Mathews. Philip Smith was vestryman, Petsworth Parish, 
1714-1722. His brother, Augustine Smith, was vestryman in 1724 
until 1733, when he declined reelection. Philip Smith died June 
4, 1743. He inherited "Fleet's Bay" estate in Northumberland 
County. Philip Smith and Mary Mathews had issue : 

I. Mary Smith. Married, first, Jesse Ball ; married, second, 
John Lee, of Cabin Point. 
II. Mildred Smith. 



i 



MRlilMA FAMILIES 39 

11 r. Klizabetli Smith. :\riin-ie(l Jaiiies Tallx.t. of Bt'dCord 
( ounty. 

IV. Sarah Smith. 
V. Jane Smith. 

VI. Susanna Smith. .Man-ii-d John Lee, of Maryland. 

VII. Bahlwin ]\lathews Sin it! i. Married Fannie Bur<>;ess. 

There is a marriage contract recorded in Northumberland 
County between Philip Smith and the widow Hannah Sharpleigh, 
dated September 16, 1742. On July 11. 1743, the will of Philip 
Smith was proved. He gave £200 to each of his daughters and 
the residue of his estate to his son, Baldwin ^lathews. He made 
his brother, Augustine Warner Smith, his nephew, James Smith, 
and his son, Baldwin ^lathews Smith, his executors. 

Mary, the eldest daughter and child of Philip Smith and Mary 
Mathews, married John Lee, of Cabin Point, eldest son of Henry 
Lee and his wife. i\Iary Bland (great-aunt of John Eandolph, of 
Eoanoke), who were married about 1723-4. She was born August 
21, 1704. Henry Lee was born about 1691: d. between June 23 
and August 25, 1747. He was the fifth son of Eichard Lee and 
Letitia Corbin, his wife. 

Elizabeth Smith, the third daughter and child of Philip Smith, 
is supposed to have been married to James Talbot, of Bedford 
County, Md., who died in 1770. He was a lieutenant in the 
French and Indian War. They had issue : 
I. Johan Talbot. 
II. Mary Talbot. 

III. Elizabeth Talbot. 

IV. James Smith Talbot. 
V. John Talbot. 

VI. Martha' Talbot. 
VII. AVellerden Talbot. 
VIII. Sarah Talbot. 

Susanna Smith, the sixth child, and daughter of Philip Smith, of 
"Fleet's Bay,"' and Mary Mathews, married John Lee. of Maryland. 
They had two sons, Hancock Lee and Philip P. Lee. Hancock 
succeeded his father as clerk of Essex County, and held the position 
until 1792, when he was succeeded by his brother Philip P., who 
continued in the position until 1814. 

John Lee, of Maryland, and Susanna, daughter of Philip Smith, 



40 SOME PROMINENT 

of "Fleet's Bay," were the parents of Col. Philip Lee, of "Nomini," 
who settled in Essex County on an estate he called "Smithfield," 
and married (about 1787) Mary Jaqnelin Smith, daughter of Eev. 
Thomas Smith, of Cople Parish, and Mary Smith, his wife, of 
Shooter's Hill. 

MATHEWS. 

The pioneer of this family was Samuel Mathews, who came to 
Virginia on the ship Southampton in 1622, and, with his relatives 
and servants, settled on the south side of the James in the Indian 
district of Tappahanna, opposite to Jamestown. He was at dif- 
ferent times Councillor, Commandant of the Fort at Old Point, and 
Governor, dying in 1859-60, while holding the latter office. (Hot- 
ten's Emigrants; Hening's Statutes.) 

He married twice at least. The last wife was the widow of 
Abraham Piersey, who died about 1638, leaving "the best estate 
that ever was known in Virginia." (Sainsbury Manuscripts.) In 
1648 a newswriter announced that Mathews married the daughter 
of Sir Thomas Hinton (Force's Tracts). The will of Eobert 
Mcholson (1651) leaves legacies to the two sons of Gov. Samuel 
Mathews, Samuel and Francis. 

Samuel Mathews" (SamueP), Lieutenant- Colonel in 1655, 
member Council (Hening, I, 408) ; was therefore a son l)y the 
first wife. He died about the same time as his father. X. B. : 
Eeference (Hening, II, p. 14) to the "orphan heir of C*ol. 
Mathews." He had issue John-^, whose guardian (till li"61, 
when she died) was Mrs. Anna Bernard. Col. John Smith, of 
"Purton," was associated with Mrs. Bernard in the guardianship. 
After Mrs. Bernard's death Col. Peter Jenings was guardian, and 
in 1679 William Cole, Esq., was guardian. John Mathews arrived 
at age before 1683 (Quarterly, III, p. 173). The Mathews resi- 
dence was at "Blunt Point," Warwick County, at mouth of Deep 
Creek. 

John^ (Samuel-, SamueP) married (before 1683-4) Elizabeth, 
"heiress of Michael Tavenor," and had issue Samuel, who as lawful 
son and heir of Capt. John jMathews, of King and Queen County, 
gave a power to Nicholas Brent, of "Woodstock," to sell any part 
of 5,211 acres of land in Stafford County. (Deed in Stafford. 
August 17, 1702.) 



VIRGIMA FAMILIES 41 

Samuel^ (John'', SainueP, SanuieP) married several times. In 
Essex records, 1720, there is a bond dated 1706 from Samuel 
Mathews, of St. Stephen's parish. King and Queen County, to 
Major George Braxton for the benefit of Elizabeth ^lary 
Mathews^, "whom I had by my deceased wile."" In Samuel 
^lathews' will (November 16, 1718), proved in Kichmond County, 
he refers to this bond as "executed" from him "the day I was 
married to Katherine Dunstall wlien 1 was very much in drink.'" 
By his first marriage he also had John, died s. p., Baldwin, died 
s. p. By his second marriage he had no issue. He married, third, 
Margaret (who survived him, and she married William Shrime). 
Issue by third marriage, Francis, died s. p. .Still-born child, un- 
named. 

Elizabeth^ (Samuel*. John". Samuel-, SamuelM married Mose- 
ley Battaley. and in 1751 her son, Samuel Battaley. of Spottsyl- 
vania, was heir-at-law to his mother, "the only surviving heir-at- 
law of her father. Samuel Mathews." Deed recorded in King 
George, conveying 2,000 acres in Eichmond County patented in 
1654 by Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Mathews, which descended to 
his grandson Samuel, who made his will Xovember 16, 1718. 
(Quarterly, V, p. 277.) 

Francis- (SamueP), Captain, Justice York County. He died 
February 16, 1674-5. He had issue: Francis, who died March 
10, 1670-1: Elizabeth, d. August 26, 1671: Mary, d. February 
29, 1673 : Baldwin, a child born dead in 1675, imnamed. 

Baldwin^ (Francis-, SamueP). b. 1670: d. 1737. In 1682 
William Cole, Esq., and Capt. John Mathews were trustees of 
Baldwin ^lathews. "orphan of Capt. Francis Mathews." Samuel 
Mathews, of King and Queen, in his will, proved in Eichmond 
County in 171S, refers to Baldwin Mathews and Dudley Digges 
as kinsmen. He was sworn Justice for York County in 1694 and 
remained such for many years. He had two daiighters. One 
became the wife of Samuel Timson, and had a daughter. Mary 
Tinison. who received a moiety of her grandfather's estate, and 
married Thomas Buckner. of Gloucester. Tbe other daughter, 
Mary Mathews, on February 9, 1711, married Philip Smith, of 
"Fleet's Bay,"" Xorthumberland County, and had Bal<1\vin ^lathews 
Smith, who married Fannie Burgess. (Quarterly. 1 \', ]i. 185.) 



42 SOME rNOMLYENT 

Baldwin ]\Iathevvs Smith and Fannie Burgess, his Avife, had 
issue : 

I. Philip Smith. Student William and Mary College. 
II. Edward Smith. Student William and Mary College., 
There is in Westmoreland County a deed made (March 2, 1782) 
from Elizabeth Smith, relict of Philip Smith, of Washington 
parish, to John Augustine Washington, i]i behalf of her three 
children : 

I. Baldwin Buslirod Smith. 
II. Frances Burgess Smith. 
III. Hannah Bushrod Smith. 

Frances Burgess Smith married Eev. John Mathews, of Essex 
son of John Mathews, of ]\Tathews County. They had issue : 
1. John Mathews. 
II. Williani B. Mathews. 
III. Thomas ]\rathews. 
lY. Philip Smith Mathews. 

V. Virginia ]\Iathews. 
YI. Mollie Mathews. 
YII. Fanny Burgess Mathews. 
John had two sons, Baldwin S. and Eyl)urn. 
William B., Clerk Essex County, died October, 1830. Was twice 
married : first, married Lucinda Wright, daughter of Edward 
Wright, of King and Queen County; second, married ^laria 
Jameson Garnett Wood, daughter of Carter Wood, of Essex 
County, and Susan Garnett. Children by second marriage: 
I. John Carter Mathews, d. unmarried. 
II. William B. Mathews, d. unmarried. 
III. Philip Sweet IMathews, d. nnmari'icd. 
lY. Thomas Ryburn Mathews, d. unmarried. 
Y. James Madison Mathews, Esq.. attorney-at-law. Eich- 
jnond : Eeportcr yrjM'ciiic Court of Appeals of Yirginia; 
author ''Civil and Criminal Digests of the Laws of 
Yirginia"* and "Guide to Commissioners in Chancery." 
He married Ellen H. Bagby, of Lynchburg, \'a., 
daughter of George Bagby, and only sister of the late 
distinguished writer and author. Dr. George W. Bagby. 
Tlieir^-hi1dren : 



I 



\lh'(llM.[ I.\.\I1LI/-:S 43 

I. William B. Mathews, attorney-at-law, W asliiugton, D. C, 
graduate Colmiibian University, author "Mathews' 
Forms of Plead ing,"' and editor National Domain. 
II. George B. Mathews, a distinguished artist, of Wasliingtf)n. 

D. C. 
ITT. Coi'uelia C. Mathews, wife of John Adolphus ^'lemcr, of 

V. S. Geodetic and Coast Surve}'. 
IV. Ellen G. :\rathews. 
Y. Maria Virginia ^Tathcws. 
VI. Philip Smith ]\[athews. 
VII. James :\r. Mathews, Jr. 
VIIT. Lucy Gray Matliews. 

TX. Temple Harrison Mathews. 

Thomas ]\Iathews, son of Frances Burgess Smith and Pev. John 
^[athewp. died unmarried. 

Philip Mathews, son of Frances Burgess Smitli and Ke\. dolm 
Matliews. died immarried. 

Virginia ^lathews, daughter of Frances Burgess Smith and Rev. 
John Mathews, married Dr. "William Baynham. an eminent sur- 
geon who for se\eral years was assistant demonstrator of anatomy 
in Saint Thomas' HospitaT, London. England. 

Mollie Mathews, daughter of Frances Burgess Smith and Pev. 
Jolui Mathews, married Dr. Alexander Somervail. a celebrated 
physician, and died s. p. 

Fannie Burgess Mathews, daughter of Frances Burgess Smith 
and Dr. John ^Tathews, married James Poy Micqu. Their chiT- 
dren are all dead. 

I. James Poy !Micou. Jr.. Clerk Essex County for fifty years. 

IT. William B. Micou. 

ITT. Xellie Micou. 

TV. Xancy ^Ticou. 

\'. Betsy ]\[icou. 

James Poy ^Ticou. Jr.. married Ellen Harvie Jones, of Essex 
Countv. 



44 SOME PROMINENT 

CAEVER. 

John Carver was a merchant of Gloucester. He also served as 
factor or business agent for his customers. Among the records 
have been found: 

Receipt for surveying lands for Madame Warner, 1690, being Mr. Car- 
ver's account for measuring Mrs. Warner's lands by order of the General 
Court, 2.189 acres or very near thereabouts, etc.^ 

Received of Mr. .John Carver in full hereof, Nov. 15, 1690. 

(Signed) James Minge, 

Surveyor. 

Know all men by these presents, that I, John Carver, in Gloucester 
County, in Virginia, do by these presents, out of my love and affection 
I have for my son, William Carver, and upon the consideration of his 
being joined in matrimony to Dionesia Bayley, by the will and appoint of 
Almighty God, do give him and his heirs forever the one-half of the seat 
of land he now lives upon, with portion of housing plantation and fencing, 
and one-half of the, stock of cattle and hogs now belonging to it, and one 
mare and colt, a bay horse, and the household goods there belonging, and 
two negroes and one negro boy named Robin, and man. and Jack, and to 
be in possession of all of which at the time of his marriage as above said, 
and I do further give the remainder of said land at my decease or de- 
parture out of this, all of which premises above mentioned I do promise 
and oblige myself to make an acknowledgment of the same in court, to 
be there recorded after the time of their marriage when demanded, as 
witness my hand this 15th day of May, 1694-5. 

John Carvee. 

Conquest Wyalt, Richard Bayley, George Seaton. 

At the court held for Gloucester County, the 16th day of December, 
1696. This day came into covirt .John Carver, who presented and acknowl- 
edged the above deed unto William Carver, upon whose motion the same 
is admitted to record and is recorded. 

P. Beverly, CI. Cor. 

It is probable* that John Carver, merchant, was the son or possi- 
bly nephew of Captain William Carver, mariner, who located in 
Gloucester. He was a neighbor and friend of Nathaniel Bacon, 
and when Bacon, defying the interdict of the Eoyal Governor, Sir 
William Berkeley, started on his expedition against the Indians, 



*Augustine Warner Smith. "Shooter's Hill," Middlesex County, Va., born 
at "Purton," Gloucester County, June 16, 1689: date of death not recorded. 
Married (Nov. 9, 1711) Sarah, daughter of John Carver, of Gloucester 
County, April 25, 1694; d. March 12, 1726. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 45 

the old sea captain, Carver, "resolved to adventure his old bones" 
in the cause of his friend. 

('aptain Carver had charge of the Naval force of Bacon, con- 
sisting of four vessels, one of which carried four guns. He was 
consequently a "Fleet Captain" or Conuuodore. At the start they 
had but two vessels, but seized another belonging to Captain 
I^arimore, a friend of Berkeley and a regular trader, and later 
captured another, making a fleet of four vessels, three of which 
were used as transports and the fourth carrying four guns for 
fighting purposes. 

During the absence of Carver, who had been lured under a 
guarantee of personal safety from and to his vessel that he might 
visit and endeavor to explain the situation to Gov. Berkeley, Cap- 
tain Larimore surprised Bland, who had been left in charge of 
the \essels, and by means of armed boats captured him, his force, 
and the four vessels without firing a gun to alarm Carver, who 
anticipated no such misfortune. Consequently, when Carver 
boarded his flagship after returning from his visit to Governor 
Berkeley, he found his vessels in the hands of his enemies, and 
lie himself was taken prisoner. 

Bland being a man of position and having powerful friends, 
was released on his parole, but Carver was tried, condemned, and 
executed on the gibbet, and his "old bones" rattled in their chains 
on the shore of the Accomac. where his vessels had been aiuliored. 



t 



46 SOME PROMINENT 



CHAPTER III 



WASHINGTON. 

Of Washington we can say nihil ii/iM honuiii. He belonged to 
that fortunate middle class, the English landed gentry, who. 
neither very rich nor very poor, neither in high responsible posi- 
tions whicli imperil the heads of the holders nor, on the other hand, 
of that degraded serfdom which groan under the heels of their 
oppressors, or which, more despicahle, are but the tools and 
servitors of the powerful. 

First known about the middle of the thirteenth century, the 
name was taken from a manor given to William, previously of 
Hertburn manor, and therefore called William de Hertburn, and 
who exchanged Hertburn for Wessyngton, whence he became known 
as William de Wessyngton, which gradually changed to its present 
form of Washington. 

Few of William de Wessyington's (13Gl-l'-^?4, time he was so 
called) descendants attained such eminence in the piil)lic esteem 
as to give perpetuity to their deeds or their character. Several, 
however, received the honor of knighthood and there may be 
counted among them prelates, soldiers, scholars, lawyers, and others 
who were well known to theii' contemporaries and ()ccu]n' niches 
in the temple of fame. 

John de Wessyngton was elected Prior of Durham, Dec. 5, 
1416. He wrote a tract, "De Juribus et Possessionibus Ecclesite 
Dunelm,'' to prove that the priests of Durham were, from the 
beginning of the establishment, abbots. 

Prior Wessyngton presided thirty years and died 144fi. The 
inscription on his tomb has I)een completely destroyed. 

Among the soldiers, Col. Sir Henry Washington is fa^•orably 
spoken of by Clarendon, who says concerning his actions at the 
capture of Bristol in 1 643 : 

Tliongh a division led by Lord Grandisoii was beaten oli'. Lord Grandison 
liiniself being hurt, and another being led by Col. Belaniis likewise having 
no better fate. Col. Washington, with a lesser force, finding a |)laee in the 



\JRGJ\IA FAMILIES 47 

curtain between the places assailed bj' the other two, wliicli lie judged to 
he weaker than the rest, entered with his force and (juickly made room 
for tile Horse to follow. ("History of the Rebellion." IJook \'ll.i 

Col. Sir Henry \Vashiii<iton lak'r (164G) (listiii^uislic'il liiinsolf 
in the defense of AN'orcester a<iainst tlie ])arliani('ntary forces The 
o-ovcrnor. Lord Asldy, liavinii' heen captured and confined at W'ar- 
wick. Sir Meni'v Washin^iton was made Governor and Colonel Com- 
mandant in Ids place, and he, hy Ids wisdom, firmness, and couraoe 
secured nuicli more favorable terms than were at first intended. 

Tlie last entry in the Herald's College was in 1G18, at which 
time Henry Washington was named as son and heir of William 
Washington of Packington, in the County of Leicester, probably 
nephew to John and Laurence Washington, wlio emigrated to 
\irginia. 

For the most part an investigation of the history of the Wash- 
ington family shows that the various heads of families were sub- 
stantial, landing proprietors, living on their estates as gentlemen 
should do and held in good repute among the higher class of 
agriculturists. Monmuents in churches and records of the 
transfers of property show that many of them had a goodly share 
of the wealth of this w^orld, and were able to enjoy the comforts 
of life. 

The earliest mention of the migration of the Washington family 
from Durham was in 1532, although the Washington manor 
ceased to be held by the male line in 1^:00. The last William de 
Wessyngton had a daughter Dionesia who married Sir William 
Tempest of Studley. ( Shuster's History of Durham, \o\. II. p. 
40.) 

In the \'isitation of Northampton in 1(518 are found signatures 
of Alburn Wassington and Eobert Wassiugton. These persons 
were uncles of John and Laurence Washington who emigrated to 
Virginia. 

The direct line of the ancestry of the brothers John and 
Laurence is traced to Whitfield. Lancaster County, 1450. 

Whitaker, in his "History of Xoithamptonshire." says of the 
Parish Church at Warton : "The tower appears to be cotemporary 
with the restoration of the church and on the north side of it are 
the arms of Washington, an old family of considerable jjioporty 
within the parish, whence it may be inferred tliat one (d' tlie name 



48 SOME PROMINENT 

either built the tower or was at least a considerable benefactor in 
the work." 

In 1552 Laurence, son of John AVashington of Warton, was 
Mayor of Northampton. His mother was a daughter of Robert 
Kilson, of Warton, and sister to Sir Thomas Kilson, Alderman of 
London. 

Upon the confiscation of the monasteries in 1538 the manor of 
Sulgrave near Northampton, which had belonged to the Priory 
of St. Andrew, was acquired by the crown, and the following year 
the manor and other property was granted to Laurence Wash- 
ington. 

On a brass plate in the Parish Church of Sulgrave, August 15, 
1793, the following inscription was legible: "Here lyeth buried 
the bodies of Laurence Washington, Gent., and Anne, his wife, 
by whom he had four sons and seven daughters, which Laurence 
died 19th day of February, A. D., 1589, and Anne deceased 6th 
day of October, A. D., 1561."' 

In 30 Henry VIII (1538-9), the manor of Sulgrave, parcel of 
the dissolved priory of St. Andrew, with all the lands in Sulgrave 
and Woodford and certain lands in Stotesbury and Cotter, near 
Northampton, late belonging to the said priory and all lands in 
Sulgrave late belonging to the dissolved priories of the Canons, 
Ashley and Catesby, were granted to Laurence Washington, of 
Northampton, Gent., who died, seized, in 26 Elizabeth (1583-4), 
leaving Robert, his son and heir, aged forty years, who jointly 
with his eldest son, Laurence Washington, sold the manor of 
Sulgrave, 8 James (1610), to his nephew Laurence Makepeace, of 
the Inner Temple, London, Esq., Gent. 

Laurence Washington, after the sale of his estate, retired to 
Brighton. 

His second and fourth sons, John and Laurence Washington, 
emigrated to Virginia in 1656. 

Genealogy. 

John Washington^, of Whitfield, Co. Lancaster, England, 1450, 
had, among other children : 

I. John Washington, of Whitfield. 
II. Robert AVashington, of Warton. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 49 

'Rol)ert Washington- (.TohnM, of Warton, Co. Lancaster, Eng- 
land, married and had among other children: 

I. John Washington, of Warton. Married Margaret, daugh- 
ter of Eo])ert Kelson, of Warton, sister of Sir Thomas 
Kelson, Alderman of London. 
II. Thomas Washington, 
IlL Ellen Washington. Married Samuel Mason, of Warton. 
John Washington'' (Eobert-, John^) married Margaret Kelson 
and had children : 

r. Lawrence Washington*, Esq., of Gray's Inn, Middlesex, 
Mayor of Northampton, 1532-1545; grantee of "Sul- 
grave," 30 Henry VIII, 1538-9 ; d. Feb. 19, 26 Eliza- 
beth (1583-4). 
II. I^aurence Washington*, of Sulgrave. Married, first, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Wni. Gough, of Northampton; d. 
s. p. ; second, Anne, daughter of Eobert Pargiter, 
Gent., of Gretworth ; d. Oct. 7, 1564. 
Laurence Washington* (John^, Eobert^, John^), of Sulgrave, 
married, second, Anne Pargiter, and had by her four sons and 
seven daughters. Their eldest son : 

Eobert Washington^ (Laurence*, John\, Eobert-, John^) of 
Sulgrave had seven sons and seven daughters. His eldest son, 
Sir William Washington, of Packington, married the half-sister of 
George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, and was the father of the 
Sir Henry Washington ^dio distinguished himself at Bristol and 
AYorcester. 

Laurence* Washington's second son, Laurence Washington, of 
Garsden, County Wilts. His granddaughter, Elizabeth Washington, 
only child and heiress, married Eobert Shirley, Baron Ferrars 
of Chartley, afterwards Earl Ferrars and Viscount Tamworth. 
She died 1693. The family names were merged in their son 
Washington Shirley, second Earl Ferrars. 

Eobert Washington^, of Sulgrave, married, first, Eliza, daughter 
of Walter Light, of Eadway, Warwickshire ; second, Anne Fisher, 
of Hanslope, Buckinghamshire, about 1601. 

Eobert Washington^ married Elizabeth Light, and had issue : 

Laurence Washington*"' (Eobert^, Laurence*, John", Eobert", 
.lohn^). Married Margaret, daughter of William Butler, of Tighes, 
County Surry. Married (at Ashton, August 3. 1583) Laurence 



50 SOME I'ROMISEST 

Washington", d. December 13 and was buried at Brighton, Decem- 
ber 15, 1G16. Laurence AVashington married Margaret Butler and 
had issue : 

]. Sir William Washington'^. 
II. John Washington', of South Cave. Yorkshire, England; 
emigrated to A'irginia in 1656 and married there several 
times. 
III. Eichard Washington". 

W. Laurence Washington", student at Oxford, 1622 ; emi- 
grated to A'irginia 1656 at the same time as his brother 
John. 
V. Thomas Washington'. 
\^I. George Washington". 
VII. Gregory Washington', b. Jan. IT, 1607. 
There were two daughters also, Martha and Mary Washington. 

WASHINGTO^S IN AMERICA. 

The following notes are taken from William and Mary College 
Quarterlies : 

Col. Johx Washington. 

"William Means, aet. 32, deposes and says that John Washmgton 
arrived in Virginia in 1656 in the capacity of second man or mate 
to Edward Prescott, a merchant." 

The will of Eichard Cole was proved June 2-1, 1674, and the 
affidavit of Col. John Washington attached says : 

■'Deposition of Col. John Washington, aet. 15, or there- 
about," etc., . . . "and further deponent sayeth not, 
John Washington." 

So Col. Washington was forty-five in 1676. He died two years 
later. He was therefore born about 1631 and his In-other Laurence 
about 1635. 

Col. John Washington married three times : first, Anne Pope. 
])revious to ^lay 11, 1650, daughter of Colonel jSTathaniel Pope; 
second, Anne Gerrard, widow of Walter Broadhurst, who died 
between Jan. 26 and Feb. 12, 1659 ; third, Frances Gerrard, widow 
of Col. Valentine Peyton ; widow, also, of Capt. John Appleton, 
and of Col. Thomas Speke; d. in 1659. 

When John AYashington first came to Virginia in 1656 he staved 






]fR<H\l.\ FAMILIES .51 

at the house of Col. Xathauicl Pope ami l)eiiig about twenty-five 
years (»f a^e he naturally fell in love with the daufj-hter of his 
iiost, Anne Pope, and they were married 1658 or '59, and Sept. 
'^0, 1659 their son, liaurenee Washing'ton, was baptized. 

N"athaniel Pope was one of the twenty-four freemen of the 
"({rand Inquest,"' in Maryland in 1()37. Tic did not know liow 
to write, and affixed a mark for his signature, in 1(143 he and 
his "nine menial servants" were exempted from all military service; 
sent as agent to Kent Island, in 1647, he attempted, as charged, 
to ])ersuade the i)eople thei'e to come and live at Appomattox 
until they should l)econie strong enough to seize and hold their 
Kent Island homes. In 1656 he was made Lieutenant Colonel. 
He married Luce, and had issue : 

I. Anne Pope. Married John Washington. 
IT. Margaret Pope. ]\Iarried William Hardwick. 

TIL Thomas Pope. 

TV. Xathaniel Pope. 

Col. -lohn Washington married Anne Pope and had three 
cliildren : 

L Laurence Washington. Married ilildred Warner. 
II. John Washington. 

TIL Anne Washington. Married Francis Wright. 

September 28, 1670, is the date of a statement of account of 
Lieutenant Colonel John Washington, who married Ann, widow 
of Henry Brett : "And we do find that Mrs. Ann Brett AYashington 
has paid," etc., etc., "witness our hand this 3rd October, 1670. 
Eecorded 9th October, 1670." 

May 31, 1671, :\Tr. Samuel Brett of Plymouth executed a dis- 
charge to •'Lieutenant Colonel John Washington who intemiarried 
with ]\Irs. Ann Brett, widow and administratrix of Henry Brett, 
of Plymouth, merchant, deceased." 

The Anne Washington of Col. John Washington's will was not 
the Anne Washington, mother of his three children, Laurence, 
John and Anne, but was the dead Anne therein referred to. The 
live Anne Washington of the will was the Anne (widow of Walter 
Broadhurst, that in the interval since his death had married ^Ir. 
Henry Brett who also had died ; whereupon she married Colonel 
John Washington). 

An old document in the diocesan registry of Tjitchfield. dated 



52 SOME PROMINENT 

April 12, 1678, stated that Walter Broadhiirst, her son, "was 
granted administration of the goods of Anne Washington, alias 
Broadhnrst, late of Washington Parish in the County of West- 
moreland, Ya." 

In Westmoreland County is recorded a marriage contract 
between Col. John Washington and Frances Appleton, widow of 
Col. John Appleton and born Frances Gerrard. This contract is 
dated May 10, 1676, so, of course, Mrs. Anne Washington, the 
second, must have died before that date. 

Frances Gerrard, daughter of Dr. Thomas Gerrard and his first 
wife, Susanna, daughter of Justinian Snow, one of the founders 
of Maryland and Lord Baltimore's factor in the Indian traders, 
married, first. Col. Thomas Speke; he died in 1659. She married, 
second. Colonel Valentine Peyton and had Gerrard Peyton, who 
died s. p. She married, third. Captain John Appleton, who died 
between February 25 and April 12, 1676. On May 10, 1676, she 
entered into a fourth matrimonial engagement, this time with 
Col. John Washington. 

Dr. Thomas Gerrard was for a long time Councillor in ]\Iary- 
land, but was finally banished for taking part in the insurrection 
of Isaias Feudal! in 1659. Before this he had provided a refuge 
in Virginia having obtained, October 18, 1650, a patent for land 
and naming among the head rights his wife, Susanna Gerrard, 
and his children, Susanna, Temperance, Frances, Justinian, and 
John Gerrard. The same day, October 18, 1650, Walter Broad- 
hurst patented land next to AVilliam Hardwick on the west side of 
"Poor Jack Creek." As Walter Broadhurst had a son "Gerrard," 
it might be that Anne, his wife, who afterwards married Col. 
John Washington, was a daughter of Col. Thomas Gerrard, as well 
as Washington's third wife, Frances. 

Capt. John Appleton, 1). 1640; d. 1676. A letter is extant from 
liim to "his brother, Mr. Eichard Colbourn, near Spittlefield's Gate, 
London," dated June 12, 1674. He married Frances Gerrard, 
widow of Thomas Speke and of Valentine Peyton. It is not be- 
lieved that he left children. After his death his widow married, 
fourth, Col. John Washington. 

Thomas Speke, b. 1603, d. 1659, patented in 1650, one tbousand 
acres of land. He had a son, Thomas, and brother, John, who lived 
in Bath and Plymouth, England. 



VIKGINIA FAMILIES oS 

Col. John Washington, b. 1633, d. 1679, married Anne, daughter 
of Col. Nathaniel l*<»pe. They had issue: 

I. Laurence Washington, of Bridges Creek, Washington 
Parish, Westmoreland Co., Va. ; d. 1697. Married 
Mildred, daughter of Augustine ^\'aI•ne^, of Warner's 
Hall, Gloucester Co., Va. 
II. John Washington. 
III. x\nne Washington. Married Francis ^y right. 
Laurence Washington married Mildred Warner, daughter of Col. 
and Speaker Augustine Warner, of AYarner Hall. They had issue : 
I. John Washington, b. 1692. Married Catherine Whiting, 
of Gloucester. 
II. Mildred Washington. Married, first, Eoger Gregory; 
second. Col. Henry Lewis. 
III. Augustine Washington, b. 1694; d. April 12, 1743, aged 
forty-nine years, on the Eappahannock Eiver in Stafford 
Co., where he located in 1722. 
Augustine AA^ashington" (Laurence^, John^), of Bridges Creek, 
Washington Parish, AYestmoreland Co., Va. Married, first, Jane 
Butler, who died Nov. 24, 1728, daughter of Caleb Butler, of 
Westmoreland Co., by whom he had four children : 
I. Butler Washington, died young. 
II. Laurence Washington, b. 1718. Married (July 12, 1743) 
Anne, daughter of William Fairfax; married, second, 
George Lee. 
III. Jane AA'ashington, d. in infancy. 
IV. Augustine Washington, Jr., of AYashington Parish. Alar- 

ried Anne, daughter of William Aylett. 
Augustine AYashington^ married, second, Mary Ball, March <). 
1730. She died August 25, 1789, aged eighty- two years. Alary 
Ball (Joseph, AYilliam), born "'Epping Forest,'' Lancaster Co.. 
Va.. 1707 or '08; d. at Mount Vernon, A^-a., August 25, 17S".), 
aged eighty-two. AA'ill dated Alay 20, 1787. probated Fredericks- 
burg, Y'a., October 23, 1789. Married probably at "Eppiiig 
Forest," March 6, 1730, to Augustine Washington. They hail 
issue : 

I. George AYasliington, first president of the LTnited States, 
b. Feb. 22, 1732, in AYestmoreland Co., Va.; d. Dec. 
14, 1799, s. p. aged sixty-seven. Married (Jan. 6, 1759 ) 



54 HOME PROMIT^EKT 

Martha, daughter of John Daiidrido-e and widow of 
Daniel Parke Custis, of jS'ew Kent Co., A^a., b. May, 
1T32 : d. May 22, 1802, aged seventy years. 
II. Elizabeth Washington, b. June 20, 1733. Married Col. 
Fielding Lewis. 
III. Samuel Washington, 1). ^o\. 16, 1734; d. 1781, aged 
forty-seven years, in Berkeley Co., Ya. Married, first, 
Jane Champe; second, Mildred Thornton; third, Lucy 
Chapman : fourth, Anne Steptoe. 
lY. Jolni Augustine Washington, of AA^estmorelaud Co., Ya., 
b. Jan. 13, 1735; d. 1787, aged fifty-two. Married 
Hannah, daughter of John Bush rod, ^A'estmoreland Co. 
Y. Charles Washington, b. May 1, 1738. Married ]\Iildred, 

daughter of Francis Thornton. 
\l. Mildred Washington, b. June 22 ; d. Oct. 28, 1740. 
Samuel Washington* (Augustine", Laurence-, John^), b. Xov. 
10, 1734, third child of Mary Ball Washington ; brother of George 
and Elizabeth, elder, and John Augustine, Charles, and Alildred, 
younger. Alarried, first, Jane C*hampe, who died s. p. ; second, 
Alildred Thornton, daughter of Col. John Thornton, and had 
children; third, Lucy Chapman, daughter of N^athaniel Chap- 
man. Esq.; fourth, Anne Steptoe, of 'Tloming Hall," widow of 
AA'illoughby x^llerton and daughter of Col. James Steptoe and 
Elizal)eth Eskridge, his wife. 

Anthony Steptoe, the innnigrant, b. 1653 ; k)cated in Lancaster 
Co., about 1697. Capt. John Steptoe, son of Anthony, married 
Elizabeth Eustace, who d. 1702. They had issue: 

1. AVilliani Steptoe. Alarried Ann. and had children, William 
and Mary. 
II. Jolni Steptoe. ]\Iarried Joan Lawson, June 12, 172 T. 
III. CoL James Steptoe, vestryman Cople Parish. Married 
(1755) Elizabeth Eskridge, daughter of George Esk- 
ridge by whom he had two daughters ; Elizabeth and 
Anne Eskridge. Elizabeth married, first, Philip Lud- 
well Lee; second, P. E. Fendall. Anne married, first, 
AYilloughb}' Allerton; second, Samuel AYashington. 
Col. Samuel Washington married Anne Eskridge. They had 
issue : 

I. Ferdinard Washington, b. Harewood, 1773. 



I 



VllidlMA FAMILIES 55 

11. rjooi'iiv Steptoe Was]iiii<iton, b. Harewood, 1775. 

III. Laurence Augustine Wasliington, Jr., b. Harewood, ITTT. 
lY. Harriet Parks Washington, 1). Harewood, 1780. 

(reorge Steptoe Wasliinoton was a favorite of his uncle. Gen'l 
(icoroe ^A"ashino:ton. and was at one time his secretary. He mar- 
i-ied, in 179fi. Lucy Payne, 'i'lieir children were: 
I. George Washington, h. 1797. 
TT. Sanuiel Walter Washington, 1). i:!)S. 
TIL William Temple Washington, 1). 1800. 

IV. George Steptoe AVashington, b. 1806. 

C'ol. James Steptoe Washington married, second, Miss Elizabeth 
Aylett, widow of Capt. William Aylett, and had four sons. 
I. George Washington. 
II. James Washington. 

III. Thomas Washington. 

lY. William Washington. 

William Temple Washington married ^largaret Calhoun 
Fletcher, daughter of Gen'l Thomas Fletcher, who served in the 
War of 1812 on the staff of General, afterwards President, Wm. 
Henry Harrison. 

The ancestor of Gen'l Thomas Fletcher was the C*ount de 
Fletcher, mIio came to America with the Marquis de Lafayette 
and entered the Continental Army as a private, rising to the rank 
of captain. 

William Temple A\'asliiiigton and ^lary Calhoun Fletcher, his 
wife, had issue : 

I. Eugenia AA'ashington. 1). in Jefferson Co., VC. Ya., about 
1839; d. unmarried in Washington. D. C, Nov. 30, 
1899. 
II. Jane Washington (]\Irs. ]\foncure), of Washington, D. C, 
was left at the death of her sister the sole remaining 
member of that immediate family. 
i\Iiss Eugenia AVashington was one of the founders, and honorary 
vice-president of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She 
came to Washington, D. C.. in 1867. She was buried at Freder- 
icksburg, and her remains were escorted to the depot in AA'ash- 
ington by the Daughters of the American Revolution, of which 
she was the first Registrar General. 



56 some pr03jixext 

Laurexce Washington. 

Laurence Washington^ (Laurence®, Eobert", Laurence^, John^, 
Eobert", John^, of Whitfield Co., Lancaster, 1450), brother of Col. 
John Washington, b. about 1635, Twig, Bedfordshire, England; 
baptized June 23, 1635. Emigrated to Virginia 1656 and died 
there 1677. Will dated September 27, 1675, probated Eappa- 
hannock Co., Jan. 6, 1677. He married, first, in Luton, England. 
Jan. 26, 1661, Mary Jones, who d. about 1663-5, daughter of 
Edmmid Jones, of Luton, England. 

The earliest land grant to Laurence AVashington, the immigrant, 
was dated Sept. 27, 1667. He married second, in Virginia, 1667-'8, 
Joyce (familiarly called Jane) Fleming, daughter of widow of 
Capt. Alexander Fleming. In his will, Laurence calls her Jane. 

Laurence Washington was a merchant, and had storehouses in 
England and in Virginia. He was a witness to the will of CoL 
IsTathaniel Pope, May 16th, 1659. He married Mary Jones, at 
Luton, England, Jan. 21, 1661. There is on record in W^estmore- 
land, a power of attorney from Gabriel Eeve, of London, mer- 
chant, to Laurence Washington, of Luton, Co. Bedford, Merchant, 
to demand from the heirs, executors, and administrators of Col. 
Xathaniel Pope, late merchant of Virginia, deceased, all debts 
due from Pope to Eeve, which power of attorney is dated Oct. 31, 
1660, and was recorded Feby. 4, 1662. Laurence was certainly 
in Virginia, in February 1662, at the time the paper was recorded, 
and he probably brought his wife with him. 

This record proves that Laurence Washington made frequent 
trips over the ocean to and from England during the first ten years 
of his residence in Virginia. The second wife of Laurence Wash- 
ington was Joyce, in legal documents : 

"Laurence Washington, of Eappahannock, and his wife, Joyce," 
conveyed "200 acres of land, Feb. 6, 1671-2, formerly the property 
of Alexander Fleming, and by Fleming, assigned to John 
Thomazine, and by the latter to Laurence Washington." Capt. 
Alexander Fleming was married twice. Eecords in Ellis Co. show 
that Alexander Fleming and wife, LTrsula, made a deed August 19, 
1660. His other wife, Joyce, l)y whom he had daughter Alexia, 
married Thomas Pace, and their daughter, Elizabeth, married 
Eowland Thornton. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 57 

In lG!)"i, Tliuiiuis i'atv, ]>lanter oi' \'a., and wife .laiif. of 
Ivappahannock Co., and Eowland Thornton, plantei-, and ]iis wife 
Elizabeth, one of the daughters of Alexander Fleming, made a 
deed to Francis Thornton, of Richmond Co., for '320 acres of land, 
being part of 960 acres given by Fleming to his wife, -loyce, and 
two daughters, which 320 acres came to Pace, with Alexia, his first 
wife. Joyce (Fleming) Washington, married, third, a man who 
squandered her patrimony, so that her son, John Washington, had 
not the value of £20 therefrom. Ry his first mai'riage. Laurence 
Washington had three daughters. 

T. ]\rary Washington, bap. Dec. 22, 1663 ; named as heir to 
her father's English estate. She married Gibson, of 
Hawnes, Bedford, England. 
II. The second daughter was married. 
III. A daughter, died very young. 
Laurence Washington by his second marriage had issue : 
I. A daughter, died very young. 
n. John Washington, born after 1667. 
III. Ann Washington. 

John^ Washington, Sr. (Laurence^, born after 1667; married 
]\rary, daughter' of Eichard Townsend, who emigrated to Virginia, 
ill 1637. Her sister, Frances, married Francis Dade, and had 
Cadwallader Dade. 

Jolm Washington, Sr., was so named in the will of his uncle. 
Col. Jolin Washington, as his ''nephew and godson." He is also 
named in the will of Laurence-, of that family, 1698, as "my 
cousin John Washington, Sr., of Stafford Co.'"' This Washington 
being John, Sr., it. follows that John Washington, son of Colonel 
John W., b. 1660, was dead in 1698. John AVashington, Sr., son of 
Laurence, wrote to his sister in England, that he had three sons 
and one daughter, two of whom died before 1699. John Wash- 
ington was Sherifl: of Staft'ord Co.. 1717-18. 

John- AVashington, Sr., married Mary Townsend. They liad 
issue : 

I. Laurence' Washington, b. 1692-3, d. before 1699. 
II. A daughter, name not known: d. liefore l(i9!). 
III. Henry"' Washington, b. 169.5. 

I IV. Townsend" Washington. 1). 1705. 
V. John'' Washington, said to have married Mai'y, and liad 
].,aurence. 



58 SOME PROMINENT 

Henry=' Washington (John-, Laurence^), b. 1695; d. Oct., 1747. 
Will dated Feb. 2, 1647; married Butler (or more probably Baily), 
of Stafford Co., Nov. 8, 1747. He was a Justice of Stafford Co., 
1731-45. They had issue: 

I. Laurence* Washington, died before 1747 ; married Eliza, 
mentioned in grandfather's will. 
II. John* Washington. 
III. Baily* Washington. 

His will names his trusty friends, Laurence Washington, Cad- 
wallader Dade, and John AVashington, Sr., and minor sons, John 
and Baily. 

Townsend" Washington (John-, Laurence^), of "Green Hill," 
b. Sept. 16, 1705; married, 1st Jan., 1727, Elizabeth Lund. 
Townsend Washington was appointed, in 1741, Inspector of ''Boyds 
Hole," Va. They had issue : 
I. Eobert* AVashington. 
II. Laurence* Washington, Jr., died s. p., Nov., 1799. Will 
dated Nov. 5, 1799; probated in Fairfax Co., Dec. 16, 
1799 ; married Catherine. Will names nephew, Hay- 
wood Foote, sole executor. Gives land to niece, Ann, 
wife of William Thompson, of Colchester, and her 
children, Eobert Townsend Thompson, Elizabeth Lund 
Thompson and Catherine Foote Thompson. 
III. Lund Washington*, of "Hayfield." He was placed in 
charge of Mt. Vernon by General Washington as his 
steward, when the General took command of the army 
in 1775. Washington's letters to his kinsman, some of 
which appear in Ford's "Writings of Washington," 
show the great confidence and affection he felt for him. 
It is not known that he left issue. 
IV. Catherine Washington*. Married her cousin John*, son 
of Henry^' (169.5-1747). 
V. John Washington*, Captain Continental line, 4th Va., 
Eeg., commissioned April, 1776. His name is not on 
the army roll after 1777. If he died in the service, his 
heirs would have been entitled to 4,000 acres of land 
which was allowed them Aug. 10, 1832. On May 10, 
1838, warrants were issued to his heirs for 1,104 acres 
for a service of seven years and seven months (Cong. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 59 

Kep. 10r>2, 184-2, p. 36.) In 1832 two warrants for 
6661/^ acres each were issued to his heirs, Elizabeth 
Lund Thompson and Catherine Foote Thompson, and 
one for the sanio amount to TJichard T. Thompson, and 
one for 3,000 acres to Lund Washington, 
.luliii Washington* (Henry^, John^, Laurence^), of St. Paul's 
Parish, King George County, d. 1782; will dated Oct. 1, 1799, 
]>r()l)ated. King George Co.. Sept. 5, 1782 : married his cousin, 
Catherine Washington*, daughter of Townsend Washington, of 
"Green Hill," and Elizabeth Lund. He was a member of King 
George Co. Committee of Safety, 1774 to 1775, and of the House 
of Delegates, 1780. He was vestryman of his parish. His will 
names his brother, Baily, and his brother-in-law, Lund Washington, 
and makes his wife, Catherine, executrix. His children are given 
as named in the will. After devising land to Henry^, he divides 
the rest of his estate among the children : 
I. Elizabeth Washington^. 
11. Ann Washington^. 
III. Henry Washington^ (eldest son). To him John willed 

"the land I live on." 
Baily Washington* (Henry^, John-, Laurence^), of Stafford Co., 
Gent., as in deed of 1784; b. about 1730 or 1733. Married at 
seventeen years of age, Catherine Starke, who was 26 years when she 
married him. Baily Washington, Sr., of Stafford Co., Gent., deeded, 
April 12, 1784, 500 acres of land, "on which I now live," to his 
son, Baily Washington, Jr. He was Justice for Stafford, in 1769. 
They have issue : 

I. William Washington^. 
II. Baily Washington^. 
III. John Washington^, b. May 25 ; baptized Jime 11, 1756. 
IV. Elizabeth Washington^, b. March 16, 1758; married 
AVilliam Starke. 
V. Mary Butler Washington •'^. Married Valentine Peyton, 

M. D. 
VI. Henry Washington^, removed to Mississippi. It is said 
that the Hon. Henry S. Foote married his granddaugh- 
ter, and had Mrs. Senator Stewart, of Xevada. 
VII. Catherine Washington^. 



60 SOME PROMINENT 

Robert Washington* (Townsend^, John^, Laurence^), of "'^Cho- 
tank/' King George Co., Va. ; born at ''Green Hill," June 25, 1729, 
married, Dec. 16, 1753, Alice Strother. Eobert Washington, Gent., 
and Catherine, his wife, conveyed, in 1777, the tract, 600 acres of 
land, on which Mrs. Elizabeth Washington, mother of Eobert and 
Laurence, lived. General Washington, in his will, 1799, names 
"the acquaintances and friends of my juvenile years, Laurence 
and Robert Washington, of Chotank." Robert Washington married 
Ann Strother, and had issue: 

I. Lund Washington^, merchant of Colchester, b. Mathias 
Point, King George Co., Sept. 26, 1767; married, first. 
Feb. 11, 1793, Susannah Monroe, daughter of Rev. 
Spencer Grayson, and had issue : 
I. Susan Jean Washington®. Married, Dec. 3, 1815, Edward 
S. LeAvis, of Washington, D. C. 
II. Lund Washington®, Jr., b. 1793; died Aug. 24, 1840, 
aet. 56. 

GRAYSOK. 

Benjamin Grayson immigrated to Virginia from Scotland, and 
became a merchant of Dumfries; married Susan Monroe, aunt of 
James Monroe, sixth President of the United States. They had 
one child, who became Rev. Spencer Grayson, graduate of Oxford 
University, England. Rev. Spencer Grayson inherited "'Belle 
Air," on the Potomac. He went to England, studied theology, and 
was ordained l>y the Lord Bishop of London, May 29th, 1771 ; 
returned to America, and located in Virginia, where he preached. 
Lund Washington, of Chotank, Sr., made on the 26, 27 and 28 
Congresses, a claim for compensation for his son, Lund Washing- 
ton, Jr., as clerk in the War Department. The amount due in 
1817 was $200. The clami was approved June 19, 1844. 

Lund Washington^, Sr., of Chotank, married, second. Miss Sarah 
Johnson, daughter of Capt. John Johnson, of Worcester Co., Mary- 
land, and Susan Quinton, his wife, of Accomac. Tbe Johnsons 
and Quintons were planters on the Eastern Shore of Maryland 
and Virginia, in Colonial times. They had three children : 

I. Peter George Washington®, a banker of New York City, 
and died there. He was born about 1823. 
II. Col. Littleton Quinton Washington®, born in Washington, 
D. C, Nov. 3, 1S25: never married, and died in Wash- 
ington. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 61 

III. Mary :Mason ^Yashmgton^ b. Sept. 22, 1899; wife of Dr. 
Warrick Evans, of Washington, whom she married about 
1850. 

Col. Littleton Quinton Washington® (Lund% Eobert*, Town- 
send^, John-, Laurenee\), born in Washington, D. C, Xov. 3, 1835, 
of the famous Washington family, of Chotank, a collateral line 
with that of President George AVashington. Col. L. Q. Washington 
was in the Confederate States service as Chief Clerk of the State 
Department, and acted as Assistant Secretary of State. After the 
war he adopted the press for his profession, occupying a seat in 
the press gallery of Congress, as correspondent of the Washington 
Intelligencer, London Telegraph, Xew Orleans Picayune, and other 
papers, in 1869. He lived with his brother-in-law. Dr. W^arwick 
Evans, of Washington, D. C, for 55 years, except the time he was 
in the Confederacy. Shortly before his death, he told one of his 
nieces wlio were watching at his bedside, that he would choke to 
death, as his mother had done before him. A few minutes after- 
wards he died in a rigid convulsion of the throat. 

He was a typical Southerner ; his father, Mr. Lund Washington, 
Sr., of Chotank, King George Co., Ya., was likewise a typical 
Southerner, a Virginian of the old school, named for his uncle, 
Air. Lund Washington, of "Haj^field," the factor, kinsman, and 
confidential correspondent of President George Washington. An 
uncle of Col. Washington, when but 17 years of age, died on a 
British hospital ship, the Jersey, rather than take the oath of 
allegiance to the English government. Through his father. Col. 
Washington was related to the Masons of Gunston Hall, to the 
Stuart, Date, Foote, Strother, Lund, and Townsend families. 

Ann Washington^, daughter of Eobert*, and sister of Lund Wash- 
ington. Sr., of Chotank, married William Thompson, of Colchester, 
and had issue : 

I. Eobert Thompson, d. in 1833. 
II. Elizabeth Limd Thompson. 

III. Catherine Foote Thompson. 

f STEOTHEE. 

The inniiigrant of this family was William Strother, who came 
to Virginia, in 1650. and settled in Cottenbome Parish, near the 
present Port Conway, King George Co. He was a prominent man 



62 SOME PROMINENT 

in the Colony, and married Dorothy Savage. He died in 1708, 
and his will was probated, Xov. 4, 1702. 

His son, William Strother, married Margaret Thornton, and 
they were parents of: 

I. William Strother, married Watts. 
II. Francis Strother, married Snsannah Dabney. 
III. Anthony Strother, married Mary Mann Fitzhugh. 
IV. Alice Strother, married Robert Washington, of "Green 
Hill" and "Chotank," cousin of Gen'l George Wash- 
ington. 

Lieutenant C*oIonel William Washington^, U. S. A. (Baily*. 

Henry"', John-, Laurence^), born in Stafford Co., Va., Feb. 28, 

1752; died in South Carolina, March 6, 1810; married, 1782, 

Jane Riley Elliott, b. March 14, 1763 ; d. Dec. 14th, 1830, daughter 

of Charles and Jane Elliott. Col. Washington received, Jan. 21, 

1784, 7,000 acres of land, as Lieutenant Colonel, for three years' 

service, and on Nov. 2, 1824, 483 acres more, for five months' 

service. He removed to South Carolina after 1783, and lived at 

"Sandy Hill," the ancestral estate of his wife. They had issue : 

I. William Washington"', b. 1785; d. at Charleston, South 

Carolina ; married, 1830, Martha Blake, and had issue : 

I. John Blake Washington^, living, in 1891. 

II. Lieut. James E. MacPherson, C. S. A., b. 1836, merchant, 

educated University Virginia, 1854-6. Killed during 

the war, at the battle of "Cheat Mountain," July 25, 

1861. 

III. Margaret, married Thomas Pinkney Lowndes, and had 
issue : 

I. Thomas Pinkney Lowndes, Jr., married Anna Frost (N". 
Eng. Cav. First Reg.). 

Baily Washington^ (Baily*, Henry-', John-, Laurence^), b. Dec. 
12, 1754, married Euphase Wallace, daughter of James and Eliza- 
beth Wallace. She married, second, Daniel Carroll Brent. She 
was born 1765, d. March 28, 1845, age 81. Baily Washington was 
Delegate from Stafford Co., 1780-7. Mrs. Brent said Gen'l Wash- 
ington visited them at their Stafford Co. residence, "Windsor 
Forest." They had issue : 



1 I ltd I MA I A. Ml LIES 63 

t. Bailv Washinut„ii'\ M. 1).. T^ S. A., b. 1787, Westmore- 
land Co., \'a. ; (lied in Washington, D. C, Aug. 4, 1854 ;• 
age (57 years. Married Ann Matilda Lee, b. July 13, 
1 ?!)(); d. Dec. 20, 1880. 
Bailey Washington was a surgeon, in U. S. N., July 24, 1813; 
was on the Enterprise when captured by the Boxer; was on Lake 
Erie, with Chauncey, Fleet Surgeon, under Commodore Rogers, 
Elliott and Patterson, in the Mediterranean. Served in the 
Mexican War, Senior Surgeon, U. S. N., in 1854. He left one 
son, three daughters, and grandchildren; died in South Carolina. 
IL Col. John McEae Washington, TJ. S. N., b. 1793 : was on 
the San Francisco, Dee. 25, 1853 ; graduated from West 
Point Academy, in 1817, third lieutenant, artillery, 
July 17, 1817; second lieutenant, March 30, 1818; 
first lieutenant, May 23, 1820; transferred to fourth 
artillery, June 1, 1821 ; captain, May 30, 1832 ; captain 
and assistant quarter-master, July 7, 1838, to Aug. 11, 
1839; major third artillery, Feb. 16, 1847; brevetted 
captain for ten years' service, May 23, 1830; brevetted 
lieutenant-colonel, Feb. 33, 1847, for gallantry at 
Buena Vista. Military Governor of Xew ^lexico, 
1848-9 ; married Fannie, daughter of Jack McEae, 
Prince William Co., and had issue : 
I. H. M. Washington, educated W. & M. Col., 1852-'3. 
IL William Temple Washington. 
III. Euphase Dandridge Washington, married William Starke. 
The Strother family is of Scandinavian origin, and came to 
Britain with the Vikings. The name is found in Sweden and 
Denmark, at the present day. 

A graveyard in ''Planet," older than the Norman conquest, has 
in it tombstones inscribed to the Strothers buried there. The 
earliest form of the name seems to be "Straathor," which is 
decidedly Scandinavian, and in the graveyard mentioned, it is 
found in both forms. The coat-of-arms is as old as any in England, 
with the following description : 

Sable, a bend argent three eagles displayed proper. 
Motto — "Prius mori qnam faleri fidcm." 

Both in history and romance, the name frequently appears. In 
Chaucer we find mention of those who bore it. It is in the records 



64 SOME PROMINENT 

of the Lauded Gentry of Northumberland Co., England. It is 
found in Masicap Union with the proudest, and most influential 
families of Northern counties. 

Allen del Strother, Lord of Lyham, 1353, during the reign of 
Edward III, was Sheriff of Northumberland, and was succeeded 
by his sons Allen and Henry. His daughter, Joanna, married 
John Cope] and, who captured King David, at the battle of Nevill 
Cross. He was loiighted therefor, and made Warden of Eose- 
borough Castle. Alien del Strother was also warden of the 
Castle, 1368 to 1396, and was succeeded by Sir Thomas Percy. 

William Strother, son of this iVllen, died without issue, and his 
estates descended to his sister and their children. To the descen- 
dants of this branch of the family they still belong. 

William del Strother, brother of Allen, was ]\Iayor of Newcastle, 
in 1352, and subsequently represented that city in Parliament. 
The descendants of Henry Strother, grandson of Allen del Strother, 
and youngest son of Allen Strother, lived in Castle Strother, 
Glendale, in 1460. In 1639, William, son of William Strother, 
Gent., matriculated at Oxford. At this time the name was 
frequently found among linquists, jurists, and literateurs. In fact, 
in every generation and in all times and places, this family has 
been noted for bravery and loyalty to the cause espoused. Holders 
of high offices, in times of peace, they were specially noted for 
staunch adherence to their church, sacrificing property and position 
in its cause. 

One of the family mottoes is, "Honesty, truth, fortitude." 

AVilliam Strother^, the pioneer of the family in America, came 
to \"irginia in 1650, and settled in Citterboone, or Cotterborne 
Parish, near the present Port Conway, King George Co. He was 
a man of great prominence in the community, and married Dorothy 
Savage. William Strother^ died 1703. Will probated, Nov. 4, 
1703. 

A\'illiam Strother^, son of above, married Margaret Thornton. 
They had issue : 

I. William Strother''. son of alcove, married Margaret Watts, 
and had thirteen (laughters. 
II. Francis Strother''. ^larried Susanna Dabney. 

III. Anthonv Strother''. ^larried Behethland Starke. 



VIRGINIA F AMI LIEU 05 

IV. John Strother^ Married Elizabeth Pendleton Hunter. 
Y. Benjamin Strother^ of Stafford. ^Married Miss Mary 
Mason Fitzhugh, sister of George Mason Fitzhugh. 
Their daughter, Alice Strother*, married Eobert Wash- 
ington, of ]\Iathis Point, Dec. 16, 1756. He was a 
cousin of General George Washington, President U. S. ; 
the}' were grandparents of: 
I. Col. Peter G. AVashington, assistant secretary of the 
treasury. 
II. Col. L. Quinton Washington, Press Correspondent, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 
III. ^lary Mason Washington, wife of Dr. Warwick Evans, 

Washington, D. C. 
T. Anthony Strother^, married Behcthland Starke Anthony, was 
li(irn liUI; died 1765. Behethland Starke was a descendant of 
Ko!)ert Behethland, who came to Virginia in 1607. This couple 
were ancestors of General David Hunter Strother, Major Beverley 
I'andolph, Prof. Luigar Strother Eandolph and Judge Philip 
^^'i]Iiam Strother. 

Anthony- and Behethland (Stark) Strother had issue: 
I. Benjamin Strother*, married (1778) Kitty Price. 
I. Francis Strother^ of St. Marks, married Susan Dabney. 

They had issue : 
I. William Strother^, b. April 20, 1726; d. 1808, will pro- 
bated in Woodford Co., Ky., Xov. 7, 1808. Married, 
first (after 17-19 and prior to Feb., 1753) Sarah Bailey 
Pannill, daughter of Bailey of Xibrum, ^Middlesex Co., 
Va., and widow of William Pannill, whose will was 
dated Feb. 2, 1749: property appraised Oct. 22, 1750, 
division according to bequests awarded ISTov. 21, 1751. 
Sarah Bailey Pannill died prior to 1774. William 
Strother married, second, Ann Kavanaugh, who sur- 
vived him, in Woodford Co., Ky., 1808. 
II. John Strother*. Married Mary Wade. 
III. Anthony Strother*. Married Francis Eastham. 
IV. Eobert Strother*. 

V. Strother*. Alari-ied Alary Kennedy; they were 

great-grandparents of Col. William Preston Johnston. 
VI. Susan Strother*. Alarried Thomas Gaines. 



66 SOME PROMINENT 

VII. Elizabeth Strother*. Married James Gaines. They were 
parents of Gen'l E. P. Gaines. 
VIII. Mary Strother*. Married Detherage. 

IX. Behethland Strother^. Married Covington. 
X. Francis Strother*. Married Anne Graves. Their son, 
Francis Strother, removed to Wilkes Co., Ga. 
William Strother* married Sarah Bailey Pannill. They had 
issue : 

I. Susannah Strother^. Married, first (1774), Capt. Moses 
Hawkins; second, Thomas Coleman, of Orange Co., 
Va. ; later they moved to M'oodford Co., Ky. 
II. William Dabney Strother'', educated William and Mary; 
served in E evolutionary Army, as captain Second Ga. 
Eegiment (roll Aug., 1778) ; killed in battle Guilford 
Courthouse. 

III. Sarah Dabney Strother". b. Dec. 11, 1760; d. Dec. 13, 

1829. Married (Aug. 20, 1779) Col. Eichard Taylor, 
son of Zachary Taylor and his wife Elizabeth Lee. 
Col. Eichard Taylor married Sarah Dalmey Strother. They had 
issue : 

I. Hancock Taylor. Married Annah Henby Lewis. They 
had a daughter, Mary Louise Taylor, whose line of 
descent is from genealogy: 
I. William Strother^, pioneer. Married Dorothy Savage. 
II. William Strother-. Married Margaret Thornton. 

III. Francis Strother^. Married Susan Dabney. 

IV. William Strother*. Married Sarah Bailey Pannill. 

V. Sarah Dabney Strother^. Married Col. Eichard Taylor. 
VI. Hancock Taylor*'. Married Annah Henby Lewis. 
VII. Mary Louise Taylor^. 

Jeremiah Strother^ married Eleanor , lived in King George 

Co., later Culpeper Co. They had issue : 

I. James Strother**. Married Margaret French. 
II. AVilliam Strother". 
III. Francis Strother''. 

IV. Laurence Strother". 
V. Jeremiah Strother"*. 

VI. Catherine Strother". 
VII. Christopher Strother". 
VIII. Elizabeth Strother". 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 67 

James Strother married Margaret French. They had issue : 
I. French Strother'. Married Lucy Coleman. 
II. Mary Strother^. Married George Gray. 

III. James Strother^ d. 1765. 

French Strother' married Lucy Coleman. Tliey had a .son: 

George French Strother^, whose son : 

James French Strother'', whose son: 

Judge Philip Williams Strother^", of Pearisburg, was a gallant 
soldier of the Confederate Army. He was dangerously wounded 
in the "Bloody Angle;' Spottsylvania Courthouse, May 12, 1864. 
He served in both branches of the General Assembly of Virginia, 
declined three times nomination to Congress; twice elected Judge 
of Criminal and District Courts; member Xational Convention 
of 1892; elector at large 1896. Married N"annie Strother 
Pendleton, daughter of Col. A. G. Pendleton, descendant of Henry 
Pendleton and Mary Taylor, daughter of James Tayloi-. also of 
Francis Strother of St. Marks and his wife, Susan Dabney. 

Sarah Bailey Pannill, by her first marriage with William Pan- 
nill, had six children : 

I. William Morton Pannill, b. Oct. 30, 1783. Married Ann 
Morton, daughter of Jeremiah Morton, and his wife, 
Sarah Mallory. 
II. Samuel Pannill. 
III. John Pannill. 
lY. Joseph Pannill. 
V. Francis Pannill. 
Yl. David Pannill. 

Through this marriage she was ancestor of Gen'l J. E. B. Stuart, 
uncle of Ada Stuart, who married John Bull Smith Dimitry, of 
New Orleans, fifth in descent from Edward Jaquelin, of James- 
town. 

Through her second marriage with William Strother, she was 
ancestor of Zachary Taylor, President of the United States. 

William Strother^ married Margaret Watts ; were ancestors of 
I. Agatha Strother*. Married John Madison, member of 
the House of Burgesses from Augusta Co., Ya. They 
had issue: 



68 SOME PROMINENT 

I. George Thomas Madison^. Married Susanna Henry, sister 
of Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia. 
II. Roland Madison^. Married Anne, daughter of Gen'l 
Andrew Lewis. 

III. James Madison", bishop 1785, first president of Episcopal 

Church in Virginia. 

IV. Margaret Madison^, b. 1765. Married Judge Samuel 
McDowell, of Bowling Green, Ky. (Paxton, p. 147, 
p. 68.) 
II. Margaret Strother*, second daughter of. Wm. Strother and 
Margaret Watts. Married Gabriel Jones, "The King's 
Attorney." Their daughter, Margaret Jones, married 
Col. John Harvie. Their daughter, Gabriella Jones 
Harvie, married Col. Thomas Mann Randolph. The 
son of Col. John Harvie, namely, Gen'l Jaquelin 
Harvie, married Mary Marshall, only daughter of Chief 
Justice Marshall. Margaret Strother* and Gabriel Jones 
had a daughter, Elizabeth Jones, who married John 
Lewis, son of Col. Fielding Lewis and Betty Washington, 
sister of Gen'l George Washington. (See Vol. I, 
Chapter V.) 

III. Anne Strother*, third daughter of A¥m. Strother and 
Margaret Watts. Married Francis Tyler, and were 
parents of United States President, John Tyler. 

Genealogy. 

I. William Strother^ Married Dorothy Savage. 

II. William Strother". Married Margaret Thornton. 

III. Anthony Strother^. Married Behethland Starke. 

IV. Anthony Strother*. Married Elizabeth Kenyon. 
V. Anthony Strother"'. Married Elizabeth Newton. 

VI. Elizabeth Strother*'. Married James Duff. 

VII. Frances Strother Duff^ Married Judge Daniel Smith. 

VIIL Frances Evelyn Smith^. Married Andrew P. Beirne. 

IX. Mary Frances Beirne''. Married James jST. Kennie. 

X. Antoinette Kennie^'\ ]\Iarried Edward V. Harmon. 

XL Mary Benie Hai-mon^^ 



VIRGINIA FAMJIJI'JS G9 

DUFF. 

In 1712 Kobert Green and his uncle William Duff came to 
Virginia and settled in King George County. Among his descend- 
ants was Judge William Green, President of Court of Appeals, 
and a warm friend of Judge Daniel Smith. 

Each named a son after the other. Daniel Smith Green was a 
surgeon V. S. Army before the war. Judge Daniel Smith named 
one son John William Green Smith after Judge William Green. 

William Duff had a brother James Duff, b. 1^6. Mari'iod 
Mildred Tutt, of Culpeper Co., Va., 1738. They had a son: 

I. John Duff, b. 1739. Married Sarah Nash, in 1760. 

They had issue: 
T. James Duff, b. April 1.5, 1761. Married Elizabeth 
Strother, b. July 20, 1773. 
IT. Susannah Duff, b. Aug. 23, 1763. Married, first, Benja- 
min Jennings; second, Daniel Moar, July 12, 1786. 
She was the ancestor of John Oillard, who shed the 
first blood of the war for secession. 
III. George Duff, b. 1765 ; d. 1886, unmarried. 
IV. Jolm Duff, b. 1768, moved to Kentucky. 
Ann Pendleton Slaughter^ (Eobert'*, Col. James", Eobert", 
EobertM. :\Iarried (in 1811) John Dabney Strother. They had 
issue : 

I. Elizabeth Strother. Married (in 1834) Enoch H. Hunter. 
II. Mary Strother. Married (in 1837) Henry Glascock. 
III. Margaret Strother. Married William A. Slaughter, of 
Hodgensville, Ky., son of Eobert Coleman Slaughter, 
of Hardin Co., Ky., and his wife, Nancy, daughter of 
Thomas Haynes. 
1\. Dr. Eobert T. Strother. Married Miss Whitue}'. daughter 
of Mrs. Gen'l Edmond Pendleton Gaines by her first 
nuirriage. 
Y. Sarah Strother. ^Married Frank Bealmear, of Nelson 
Co., Ky. 
VI. Maria Strother. ^Vlarried William Howard, of Lee's 
Summit. Mo., previously of Jefferson Co., Ky. : one 
child, Anna Howard. 



70 SOME PROMINENT 

VII. Dr. William D. Strother. Married Miss Julia Saunders, 
of Bullitt Co., Ivy. Issue : 
I. Mary Elizabeth Strother. Married Joseph Field. 
II. Dr. Joseph Saunders Strother. Married Miss Cowherd. 
III. Hon. John D. Strother, Lee's Summit, Mo.; attorney, 

and member of Missouri Legislature. 
IV, George Beauregard Strother, attorney, Belter, Mo. 

V. Howard Strother, attorney, Belter, Mo. 
VL Benjamin F. Strother, insurance agent, Kansas City, Mo. 
VIL Samuel C. Strother, attorney, Kansas City, Mo. 
A-^III. Juliet Strother, Lee's Summit, Mo. 

VIII. Emily Strother. Married Charles J. Cowherd, Missouri. 
IX. Catherine Strother. unmarried. 
X. Dr. John D. Strother. Married Esther Elliott, of Big 
Spring, Ky. ; they have children. 
XL Benjamin Strother, of Kansas City, Mo. Married Miss 
Macauley, of Washington, D. C. They have children: 
Benjamin, Clement, John D., and William. 
William Strother^ married Margaret Thornton. They had issue : 
I. Anthony Strother^, b. 1710, named for his grandfather, 
Anthony Savage. He married Behethland Starke. 
II. Frances Strother^. Married Susannah Dabney. 
Anthony Strother*, son of Anthony^ and Behethland Starke, 
married Frances Kenyon. 

Anthony Strother'^. son of Anthony* and Frances Kenyon, mar- 
ried Elizabeth Kewton. 

Elizabeth Kenyon, sister of Francis Kenyon, married Major 
William Newton, of Westmoreland Co., whose son, Isaac Xewton, 
married Peggy Strother. 

Isaac Newton was the uncle of Elizabeth Newton, who married 
Anthony Strother^ 

Francis Strother^ married Susannah Dabney, daughter of Sarah 
Jennings. His will was probated, April 6, 1752. 

Among the English "gentlemen" v.'lio eanie to America, about 
1635, were the Taylors, from Carlisle, England, descended from 
the Earls of Hare. One of the first homes established by them 
in Virginia was called "Hare Forest," four miles southeast of 
Orange Courthouse. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIE,S 71 

James and Frances Taylor lived in New Kent Co. They had 
thi'ee children : 

I. James Taylor. Mariied Martha Thompson, daughter of 
William Thoni]>son, an officer of the British Army, and 
granddaughter of Sir William Thompson. They had 
nine children. Two of these were grandparents of 
Presidents of the United States. 
I. Frances. Married Ambrose Madison. 
II. Zachary. Married Elizabeth Lee. 
III. George. Married, first, Richard Gibson ; married, second, 

Sarah Taliaferro. 
This Taylor gave ten sons to the Revolution : Charley, Francis, 
Reuben, William, James, Jonathan, Edmund, Richard, John, and 
Benjamin. 

Zachary Taylor married Elizabeth Lee, daughter of Hancock 
Lee, of Dichlez, and granddaughter of Richard Lee, ancestor of 
the Lee family, of Virginia. They had issue : 
I. Zachary Taylor. Married Alice Cheu. 
II. Hancock Taylor. Married and died in Kentucky. 
III. Richard Taylor. Married Sarah Dabney Strother. 
IV. Elizabeth Taylor. Married Thomas Bail. 
After the death of Elizabeth Lee, her husband married, second, 
Mrs. Esther Blackburn, widow of Anthony Blackburn. 

The will of Hancock Taylor was the first legal document 
executed in Kentucky. His grave is the oldest known in that 
state. 

Richard Taylor, son of Zachary and Elizabeth (Lee) Taylor, 
was b. April 3, 1741 ; rose from First Lieut, to Colonel in the 
Revolution. Retired Feb. 12, 1781. Married (August 20, 1779) 
Sarah Dabney Strother, daughter of William Strother and Sarah 
Bailey Pannill. They had nine children : 
I. Hancock Taylor. 
II. Zachary Taylor, twelfth President of the United States. 
III. Joseph Taylor, rose to rank of Brig. Gen'l U. S. A., and 

d. June 9, 1864. 
IV. Elizalieth Lee Taylor. 

y. Sarah Taylor. 
VI. Emily Taylor. 
VII. George Taylor, d. young. 



72 SOME PROMINENT 

VIII. William Taylor, surgeon U. S. A. 
IX. Strother Taylor, d. young. 

Zachary Taylor, twelfth President of the United States. Mar- 
ried, first, Margaret McKall Smith, of St. Leonard, Calvert Co.. 
Maryland. Her ancestor, Eichard Smith, was appointed by Oliver 
Cromweir Attorney General of Maryland, in 1657; Burgess. April 
16, 1661 and again in 1662. They had four children: 

I. Ann Taylor, married Dr. Eobert Ward, Surgeon U. S. A 

Their child : 
I. Mira. married, first, Mr. Boyce ; second, Baron Guido 
von Graber, Prussian Consul. 
II. Sarah Taylor. 
III. Eobert Taylor. 
II. Elizabeth Taylor, the Ijrilliant belle of the White House, 
known as "'Betty Bliss," married, first (1848), Colonel 
AVilliam Wallace Smith Bliss, U. S. A., son of Capt. 
John Bliss, U. S. A., and his wife Olive Hall Limonds, 
descended from Thomas Bliss, of Hartford, Connecti- 
cut, 1635. Died Aug. 4, 1853. Elizabeth Taylor Bliss 
married, second, Philip Dandridge, of Winchester, Va. 
III. Sarah Knox Taylor, third daughter of Zachary Taylor, 
President of the United States, and Margaret McKall 
Smith. Married Lieutenant Jefferson Davis, U. S. A., 
afterwards President of the Confederate States. 
The marriage of Sarah Knox Taylor and Lieutenant Davis was 
at first opposed by the Taylor family, owing to the lady's frail 
constitution, and the hardships to which she would be exposed, as 
the wife of an officer in active duty on the Indian frontier. But 
in 1835 the opposition was withdrawn, but the lady died within 
a year after her marriage, on her husband's plantation in 
Mississippi, near ^'icksburg. 

There was always a close friendship, comradeship, and the most 
cordial relations between Jefferson Davis and Zachary Taylor up 
to the latter's death and afterwards between the Taylor family 
and the gracious lady who l)ecame his second wife, Miss Varena 
Howell, of Mississippi, b. at Vicksburg, May 7, 1826, and married 
to Mr. Davis, at Natchez, February 26, 1845. 

lY. Eichard Taylor, the fourth child of Zachary Taylor and 
Margaret McKall Sn)ith, attained the rank of Lieut. 
Geu'l C. S. A. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 



73 



CHAPTER IV 



THE I^OOTES FA:\rTEY. 




Coat-of-Arms 



[Written by T. R. Rootes, of Whitemarsh, 1816, with Genealogical Notes 
on the connected families of Rootes, Reade, ^laitian. Gwyn, Bernard, 
Higginson, Tliompson, Thornton. Grymes. Cobb, Gordon, Lea, Jackson, 
Minor, Rutherford Smith, Mill, Lipscomb, Whitner, etc., etc., of Virginia 
and Georgia, and taken from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biog- 
raphy, Richmond, Va., Vol. IV, No. 2, October, 1896; Vol. IV, No. 3, 
January, 1897.] 



74 .S'O.I//-; I'h'OMJXHXT 

George Reacle [a], a gent, of Hauipsliirc, brought his fortunes 
into Virginia, in the year 1640, and was immediately made one of 
his Majesty's Council. He married Miss Elizabeth Martian, one 
of tlie daughters of Capt. Nicholas Martian, a French gentle- 
man who was the proprietor of all of the property about York. 
Thomas [c], third son of George Eeade and Miss Martian. Mar- 
ried Lucy Gwin, the daughter of Edward Gwin [d] and Luc}^ 
Bernard, a regular Doctor of Physick, who was son of Bev. John 
Gwin [e], rector of Abingdon Parish many years, and who came 
to Virginia in Cromwell's time, lie being a very stiff churchman. 
Lucy Bernard was daughter of William Bernard, Esq. [f], one 
of His Majesty's Council of Virginia, and was the son of the 
Knight of Huntingdon and a daughter of Col. Hickerson, of 
Dublin [g], who was the relict of Lewis Burwell, Esq. The said 
Thomas Reade and Lucy, his wife, had eleven children, one of 
whom (Mildred) married Major Philip Bootes of King and Queen 
|h| and had many children, and whose second son was named 
Tliomas Reade Bootes and was the father of Thomas Beade Bootes, 
of White ]\rarsli, who writes this part of his genealogy this 15th 
of March, 1816. Compiled from an ancient paper that contains 
nuu-]i more of interest to this writer. 

NOTES. 

[a] The fust clue to tlie ancestry of George Reade was the fact, shown 
by several letters in the first volume English Calendar of Colonial State 
Papers, that he had a brother, Robert Reade, who was private secretary 
to Sir Francis Windebanke, Secretary of State of England, temp. Charles I. 

General Meredith Reade, formerly American Consul at Paris, who, 
though not related to this family, felt an interest in the name, made 
researches and published the result in the London Athenxvum. of April 
2S. 1894. He ascertained that George Reade was a descendant of the 
Reades of Faccombc, in the County of Southampton. In 1585, Andrew 
Reade bouglit the manor of Linkenholt, Hampshire. His will, dated October 
7, Kiln. witJi a codicil, November 15, 1621, was proved October 24, 1623. 

He owned the manor and rectory <tf Faccombe. ]\Iarried Cooke, of 

Kent, and had five sons: Henry. Robert. John, George, and Andrew, and 
four daughters. The eldest son, Henry, of Faccombe, J. P. for Hampshire, 
married Anne, the daughter of Sir Thomas Windebanke, and died April 4, 
1647. George Reade is mentioned in his fatlicv's will as having issue. The 
fourth son, John, was born at Faccombe, l.J7'-': was a scholar at ^Vin- 
chester College, and admitted to New College, Oxford, February 4, 159S. 
JIc iirobablv died before his father. The second son of Andrew was Roljert 



\ ii!(;i\ ! \ I 1 \iiiJi:s 7.') 

Kc;i(l('. wild livi'd at Liukenlioll. ami \\a> iiiairicci tlircH- limes. lli> third 
wife was ilildred. daughter of Sir Thomas W indchaiike, of Haines Hill, 
])arisli of Hurst, Berkshire, who was (lork of the signet to Elizabeth and 
Janies. and died October 24. 1007. Sir Tiiomas Windebanke's wife was 
FraiK-es, daughter of Sir Edwaid Dyinokc. nf Scriveisby, Lincolnshire, 
hereditary C'hauii)ion of England. (V(duiiie W. Chapter I.) Rfibert 
Pveade's will was dated December HI. 1 ()2(i. IJ.ibcrl and Mildred (Winde- 
bankel Reade had issue: 

y. Andrew Reade, mentioned in the Housi- of Lords Calendar as 
■•Andrew Reade. D. D.." of Lugershall Witts. 
11. William Reade. 

111. Dr. Thomas Reade. b. at Linkenholt, 160(i: was admitted scholar 
of New College. Oxford. ]>oember 10. I(i24: Fellow. January 
15. l()2tJ: LL. D.. l(i3S: Primipul of Magdalin Hall. Oxford, 
1()43. In 1042. he volunteered in the King's army and saw some 
service; but on the decline of the Royal cause, went to France 
and became a Catholic priest. In 1659, he published, in Paris, 
a work in defence of Catholicism. He returned to England, at 
the Restoration, and died 1669. There is a sketch of his life in 
the Dictionary of National Biography which states that he was 
a brotlier of Robert Reade, who was secretary to his uncle. Sir 
Francis Windebanke. 

lY. Robert Reade, just referred to as Secretary to Windebanke. In 
March, 1C41, he was in Paris, having probably fled abroad with 
Windebanke to escape prosecution by Parliament, which was 
then bringing to account the agents of Charles the First's 
misgovernnient. He was living in 1669. 
V. George Reade, who came to Virginia. ( Warner-Reade, Chapter I.) 

[c] The records of York County show that Colonel George Reade had 
a son. Thomas. An act of Assembly, passed November, 1769, recites that 
Edmund Gwynn, late of Gloucester, deceased, possessed a tract of land of 
550 acres, in the parish of Ware. Gloucester, and by his will, dated ]\Iarch 
10, l(iS3, he devised said land to his son. John Gwynn, and in the event 
of his tleath without issue, to his daughter, Lucy Gwynn, and soon after 
died: and saiil John entered into possession and was succeeded by his 
sister. Lue> . who married Thomas Reade, of Gloucester, deceased, and by 
him had issue, Thomas Reade. her eldest son. and Jno. Reade, her second 
son. and the said Lucy dying, her son Thomas entered into possession, and 
dying without issue, was succeeded by the said John Reade, late of the 
County of King and Queen, Clerk, deceased, and on his death the land 
descended to his only daughter and heir, Sarah, now the wife of .Tolin 
Rootes, Gentleman. The act also recites that ilildred Warner, relict of 
Augiistine Warner, of Gloucester, Esquire, possessed a tract of land given 
her by her father, George Reade. Es(|.. lying at Chuscake. in Gloucester, 
which bv her will, dated January 4, 1694, she left to two of lier sons. 



70 SOME PROMINENT 

with reversion to her brothers, Robert, Francis, Benjamin and Thomas 
Reade, and the sons dying without issue, the land was divided, and two 
tracts of 200 and 485 acres, respectively, became vested in Thomas Reade, 
who left issue, as above, Thomas and John Reade, and this land also became 
invested in Sarah, wife of John Rootes. (Hening, VIII, 483.) As this 
act was only intended to affect lands inherited by the heir of John Reade, 
it is no evidence as to whether Thomas Reade (son of Col. George) had 
other children. 

There is near Gloucester Court House the tomb of "Thomas Reade, 
Gent., Eldest son of Thomas Reade, Gent.," who died April 27, 1739, in 
his forty-second year, and also the tomb of "Mrs. Lucy, the wife of Mr. 
John Dixon, of Bristol, England, Daughter of Thomas Reade," who died 
November 22, 1731, aged thirty years. 

[d] See preceding note. Edmund Gwynn had grants of lands in Glou- 
cester, in 1678 and 1684. 

[e] Various records show that John Gwynn was minister of Ware 
parish, Gloucester, in 1673, and of Abingdon, in 1674 and 1680. 

[f] Colonel Wm. Bernard appears, from the land grants, to have settled 
in Nansemond County, Virginia, about 1640, and to have become in a short 
time, member of the Council. Perhaps he was appointed before coming to 
the Colony. He was frequently present at meetings of the Council, between 
March, 1642-3, and March, 1659-60. (Hening, I, 239, 526, etc.) 

[g] Captain Robert Higginson (a name that appears to have been com- 
monly pronounced Hickerson) seems to have been prominent as an Indian 
fighter. In 1646, and earlier, he commanded, at the Middle Plantation, a 
palisaded settlement. A deed, recorded in York August 24, 1682, states 
that for his services he was given 100 acres at the Middle Plantation. He 
seems also to have owned land in Martin's Hundred. The epitaph of his 
daughter Lucy (who died November 6, 1675) on her tomb in the Burwell 
graveyard at "Carter's Creek," Gloucester, only states that she was th? 
widow of Maj. Lewis Burwell, and that "She was descended from the 
ancient family of the Higginsons. She was the only daughter of the valiant 
Capt. Robert Higginson, one of the first commanders that subdued the 
County of Virginia from the power of the heathen." 

[h] Major Philip Rootes, the earliest ancestor to whom the Virginia 
family has been traced, lived at "Rosewall," in King and Queen County, 
immediately opposite West Point. He is mentioned in a record, dated 
1738, as "Major Philip Rootes, of King and Queen," and was a Justice of 
that county in 1739, and a vestryman of Stratton Major Parish. Besides 
his estate in King and Queen, he owned lands in New Kent and Orange, 
and lots in Fredericksburg. He married Mildred, daughter of Thomas 
Reade, and died in 1756. His will was dated August 3, 1756, and was 
proved in King and Queen, with John Robinson, President of the Council, 
Humphrey Hill, and his sons Philip and Thomas Reade executors. (See 
cases reported in 6 Call.. 21: and Munford, 87; and also will of 
Susanna Livingston, of Spottsylvaiiia. who named several of his children.) 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 77 

Major Philip Eootes^ and Mildred Keade, his wife, had issue: 

2. I. Col. Philip Eootes", of "Eosewall," King and Queen, 

eldest son; was sheriff of that county in 1765. In 
June, 1787, was advertised for sale the land 
"where Col. Philip Eootes, deceased, lived," in 
King and Queen Co., opposite West Point. He 
married (Dec. 2, 1756) Frances Wilcox (Middle- 
sex Eecords), and was probably father or grand- 
father to Edmund Wilcox Eootes, a prominent 
lawyer and recorder, of Eichmond City, Va. ; d. 
Feb. 11, 1836. 

3. II. Thomas Eeade Eootes-. Married (Feb. 8, 1763, 

Middlesex Eecords) Martha Jaquelin Smith, 
daughter of John Smith, of "Shooter's Hill," 
Middlesex Co., Va. (Issue Volume III, Chapters 

V, VI, and VII.) 

4. III. John Eootes-, was captain in Byrd's (Second Va.) 

Eegiment, in the French and Indian War; d. 
before 1798, leaving an only son, Philip, then 
alive (Journal, House of Delegates). John Eootes 
lived in Gloucester in 1774, and it is probable that 
his son was the Philip Eootes, of Gloucester, ap- 
pointed lieutenant V. S. A. in 1800. John Eootes 
married (March 26, 1760) Sarah Eeade (Middle- 
sex Eecords), daughter of his uncle Eev. John 
Eeade, rector of Stratton ^lajor Parish. 

5. IV. Col. George Eootes-, removed to Northwestern Va., 

and appears to have been quite a prominent man 
in that section. He was a member of the House 
of Burgesses 1774, and member from West 
Augusta of the Convention of July, 1775. 

6. V. ^lildred Eootes-. Married (Feb. 4, 1762) Augustine 

Smith, of Middlesex ("Shooter's Hill"). 

(Descendants Volume III, Chapters III, IV, V, 

VI, and VII.) 



78 SOME PROMINENT 

7. yi. Elizabeth Eootes-. Married Eev. John Thompson. 

rector of 8t. Mark's Parish, Ciilpeper Co. 

8. VII. Priscilla Eootes". Married Beujamin Grymes, of 

Spotts^dvania. 

9. VIII. Mary Eootes-. Married (1772) Colonel Anthouy 

Thornton, of "Ormsbey," Caroline Co. Lieut, 
during' the Eevolution. 

10. IX. Lucy Eootes-. ]\Iarried Eoger Dixon. 



\ life IMA FAMILIES 7!) 



CHAPTER V 



SMITH, OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY. A^ITJGINIA. 

The earliest authentit- record, I believe, to be found of this 
family, is the will of John Smith, of Middlesex County, dated 
February 10, 1721, and proved April 3, 1723. A close com- 
parison of wills in ^liddlesex mioht carry the family still further 
back. As far as this will shows: 

I. John Smiths Married Elizabeth , and had issue: 

I. John Smith'-. Married Frances , and died before his 

father, leaving a son : 
I. John Smith'. 
II. Thomas Smith-. 
III. Jane Smith-. Married John Price. His will was proved 
Sept. 30, 1720, and mentions sons: 
I. Thomas Price^. 
II. Robert Price^. 
III. James Price". 
IV. Samuel Price". 
Y. John Price". 
YI. William Price"". 
A"II. Jane Price'^ 

The will of John Smith mentions also "grandson John Smith, 
the elder," and "grandson John Smith, the younger," and "ijrand- 
daughters, Martha Smith and Jane Price." The inventor includes 
''a parcel of books.^' 

III. Thomas Smith- ( JolmM, son of Johu Smith and Elizabeth 

, his wife, dated his will March 9, 1722 or *23, and it was 

proved June 4, 1T23. It mentions wife Anne and sons Thomas 
Smith-\ Gregory Smith"', Anthony Smitlr, and daughters Martha 
and Anne, to whom he gave £150 and £180. respectivelv : 20s. 
each for a ring to his sister-in-law, Mrs. Francis Sniitli, and sister. 
Jane Price; kinsman, Lewis Day, to have "all his wearing- 
apparel." Desires all liis sons and his sister's son, John, to have 



80 SOME PROMITsElSlT 

a liberal education. His land in Middlesex, Essex, etc., etc. The 
original will of liis wife, Anne, in Middlesex County Clerk's office, 
has a squirrel for the crest of the seal (the Lee crest was a 
squirrel), and was dated September 14, 1748, and proved July 4, 
1749. It mentions son Anthony Smith's estate and her three 
daughters, Martha Bowker, Anne Gardiner and Elizabeth Foster, 
grandson Thomas Smith, granddaughter Anne Smith, and two 
sons-in-law, x\chilles Bowker and James Gardner. The will also 
mentions a suit with Thomas Booth and his wife and that her son 
Anthony's estate lies in the hands of the said Thomas Booth and 
his wife. 

Mr. Augustine Smith, of New York, writes that he has a copy 
of Milton, bound in vellum, printed in 1760, which has pasted in 
it a shield with the name of "Thomas Smith, Trinity College, 
Cambridge,^' written on it. 

The parish register of Christ Church, Middlesex, gives the fol- 
lowing dates of the birth, etc., of the family. 

Thomas and Ann Smith had issue : 

I. Gregory Smith, b. Dec. 31, 1712. Baptized Feb. 18, 1713. 
This is the father of Thomas Smith, of Cople Parish. 
He d. 1737. 
II. Thomas Smith, b. Sept. 15, 1715. Baptized Oct. 6, 1715. 

III. Martha Smith, b. Sept. 16. Baptized Nov. 21, 1717. 

Married Achilles Booker. 

IV. Ann Smith, b. Dec. 24, 1719. Baptized Jan. 17, 1720. 

Married James Gardener. 
V. Anthony Smith, b. July 8, 1721. Baptized July 23, 1721 : 

d. 1745. 
VI. Elizabeth Smith, b. April 19, 1722. Baptized May 5, 
1723. Married Thomas Foster, 1743. 

1. John Smith, grandfather of Gregory Smith, d. Feb. 19, 

1723, buried Feb. 23, 1723. 

2. John Smith, Jr., son of 1st John Smith; d. Nov. 15, 

buried Nov. 18, 1717. 

3. Tliomas Smith, father of 6th Gregory Smith, d. March 

11, buried March 14, 1723. 
III. Gregory Smith^ (Thomas^, John^), son of Thomas and 
Anne Smith ; will proved in Essex County, February 21, 1737, 
describes himself as son of Thomas Smith. He is supposed to have 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 81 

lione to King and Queen County and was the father of Rev. 
Thomas Smith, afterwards of Cople Parish, and said to have been 
fifty years old in 1789, at the time of his death. He married 
r^uey Cooke, and died leaving three children : 
I. Rev. Thomas Smith*. 
II. Col. Gregory Smith'*, was captain of the Seventh Virginia 
Regiment 1776, resigned N^ov. 28, 1776; colonel 
Second Virginia State Regiment, June, 1777 to 1781. 
(Hertman's Historical Register.) 

III. Anne Smith*. Married Robert Armistead, as his second 

wife. 
Mrs. Gregory Smith married, second, a Mr. Booth. Rev. Thomas 
Smith said that Booth was afraid of him and that Booth demanded 
of his mother to send him to Europe, England, to be educated 
and so get him out of the way. (Volume III, Chapters IV, V, and 
VL) 

Fourth Generation. 

IV. Rev. Thomas Smith* (Gregory^, Thomas'-, John^), son of 
George Smith and Lucy Cooke, his wife; b. 1739; d. 1789. Rector 
of Nomini Church, Cople Parish, Westmoreland Co., Va., from 
1765 to 1789. Married (1765) Mary Smith, b. 17M; d. 1791, 
daughter of John Smith, of Shooter's Hill, and Mary Jaquelin. 
At one time, during the residence of his family at the rectory, 
attached to this old church, there came an alann that the British 
ships were coming up the Potomac River. The rector ordered 
everything that could be hastily collected to be put into a wagon 
to be driven off to a place of security. As the servants were engaged 
in loading up the wagon, the oxen moved one of the wheels against 
a plank on which a line of beehives was standing. The plank 
was upset and the hives thrown to the ground. The bees flew in 
every direction, stinging every living thing within reach. The 
family and servants fled into the house. They were obliged to 
stuff even the keyholes to keep out the infuriated bees. The oxen 
ran entirely away and the fowls, which were in the wagon, were 
stung to death. 

Rev. Thomas Smith d. May, 1789. His wife d. December 14, 
1791. In October, 1791. their daughter, Sarah, in her seventeenth 
year was married to Benjamin Dabney. He was a widower with 



82 SOME PROMINENT 

three children, though but tweuty-seven years old. Sarah's step- 
daughter, Ann, afterward married her brother. Major Thomas 
Smith, b. January 17, 1778. 

Benjamin Dabney had given up the family mansion at Dabney's 
Ferry, together with his patrimony, on his father's death, to his 
brother and his half-brothers, and he made his home on the York 
Eiver, at Bellevue, in King and Queen County. He had also, to 
some extent, used his own means in the education of his half- 
brother, James Dabney, and his wife's favorite brother, John 
Augustine Smith. Both young men received medical educations 
al)road — James Dabney in Edinburgh, and John Augustine Smith 
in London and Paris. His kindness and trust were not misplaced. 
When his own early death deprived his children of a father's care. 
Dr. James Dabney and Dr. John Augustine Smith were the best 
friends whom his children had. 

IV. Ann Smith* (Gregory", Thomas-, John^), daughter of 
Gregory Smith and Lucy Cooke, his wife. Married Eobert Armi- 
stead and was his second wife. Issue : 

I, Thomas Armistead^. 
II. Martha Burwell Armistead\ Married Benjamin Dabney, 
(See below Dabney Family.) 

III. Eobert Armistead^. Married , and is said to have 

had six children. 

Fifth Generation. 

V. Thomas Armistead"' (Eobert Armistead, married Ann 
Smith*, Gregory^, Thomas-, John^), son of Eobert Armistead 
and Ann Smith, his wife. Married Miss Marchant, of Xorth 
Carolina. He was captain of the First Virginia State Eegiment 
from April 6, 1778, to January, 1780, in the Eevolution. Issue: 

I. Martha Burwell Armistead". Married Fowler, and 

lived in Baltimore. 
11. Abiah Armistead^. Married William Mitchell. Issue: 

I. Alfred Mitchel', of Eichmond, Va. 
II. Judge AVilliam Mitchell', of Texas. 

III. Anne Smith Armistead*'. Married Barton. Issue : 

I. Armistead Barton', d. in Xew Orleans, La. 

II. Daughter Barton'. ^Married Hutchings, of Williams- 

bura;. Va. Issue: 



VIRGINIA FAMJUES 83 

T. Daughter Hutch in i;s**. 
1 1. Daughter Hutchiiigs"*. One of these married a West India 
planter. The other married ^Foody, of Williams- 
burg, Va. 
lY. Catherine Arniistead% b. March 25, 1787. Married, first. 
William Pierce, of James City Co.; second, Everard 
Hall, a distinguished lawyer, of Norfolk, A^a. 
Issue by first marriage: 

T. Hall". 

ir. Emily Hair. Married IJoljinsoii Ai'uold. Issue: 
r. Catherine Armistead Arnold'*. 
Mrs. Everard Hall d. in Richmond, June 2, 1864. (Richmond 
Standard, May 32, 1880.) (See Armistead, Volume II, Chapter 
XTX.) 

LEE FA:\rrLY. 

Colonel EiciiARn Lee. 

TJichard Lee\ of a good family of Shropshire, some time in the 
reign of Charles I, went over to the Colony of Virginia, as Secre- 
tary, and one of the King's Privy Council. 

When he reac-hed Virginia, which was at that time not much 
cultivated, he was so pleased with the country that he made large 
settlements there with the servants he had carried over. After 
some years he returned to England, and gave away all the lands 
he had taken up and settled at his o^vn expense to those servants 
he had fixed on them, some of whose descendants are now possessed 
of very considerable estate in that colony. It is stated that Eichard 

Lee married Anna , 1642 ; d. at his seat upon Dividing Creek. 

in Xorthumberland County, where he is l)uried, and his tombstone 
is there to be found. 

The only information as to the number of children of Eichard 
and Anna Lee is taken from his will. The exact date of his death 
is not known. The application of his son for land due his father, 
deceased, dated A])ril ^i). I()n4. proves him to have died before 
that date. Issue : 
I. John Lee-. 
II. Eichard Lee-'. 

III. Francis Lee-. 

IV. William Lee-. 



84 SOME PROMINENT 

Y. Hancock Lee^. 
VI. Elizabeth Lee-. 
VII. Anne Lee^. 
A^III. Charles Lee-. 

II. Eichard Lee- ( Richard^), son of Col. Eichard Lee and 

x4iina , his wife; b. 1647, at Paradise, in Gloucester Co.; 

d. March 12, 1714 at his home, Mt. Pleasant, in Westmoreland Co., 
Va. Married (about 1674) Laetitia, the eldest daughter of Henry 
Corbin and Alice Eltonhead, his wife. Laetitia b. 1657; d. 
October 6, 1706. Their tombstone is still to be seen at "Mt. 
Pleasant"; it is a very large slab of hard white marble. The 
inscription has been almost effaced, which is not to be wondered 
at, as it has been exposed to the weather for more than one 
hundred and eighty years. ("Old Churches and Families," II, 
p. 152, Bishop Meade; Richard Lee's will, "Lee of Virginia," 
pp. 78-79.) 

Eichard Lee- and Laetitia Corbin, his wife, had issue: 

I. John Lee^, baptized Oct. 3, 1678. He must have d. in 
infancy, as he is not mentioned in his father's will. 
II. Eichard Lee^. 

III. Philip Lee^ 

IV. Francis Lee"*. Nothing is known of his life, excepting the 
mere mention of him in the wills of his father, brother 
and nephew. He was living as late as 1749, for his 
nephew mentioned him at that date as being now in 
possession of his estate. Paradise. He left no male 
heirs. 
V. Thomas Lee^. 

VI. Henry Lee^. 
A^II. Anne Lee% d. 1732. Married, first, Col. William Fitz- 
hugh; second, Capt. Daniel McCarty, of the Parish of 
Cople in the County of Westmoreland. (Fitzhugh 
Family, Volume II, Chapter XVI.) 

Hon. Philip Lee. 

III. Philip Lee-' (Eichard-, Richard^), third son of Eichard 
Lee^ and Laetitia Corbin, his wife ; b. Westmoreland Co., Va., 
about 1681 ; d. April, 1744. As he moved to Maryland in 1700, 
he may have been born earlier than the date given here. He was 



}IRaiNJA FAMlfJES 85 

a nu'iiiher of the Council in Maryland, and a Justice; no furtliei' 
data concerning his career has been discovered. He lived at 
"Blenheim/^ in Prince George County in that state. 

Philip was twice married: first, Sarah, daughter of Hon. 
Thomas Brooke (b. 1632; d. 1676), of Brookefield, and Barbara 
Addison, his wife. Thomas and Barbara Brooke deeded land to 
her, as wife of Philip Lee, in 1713; she died ISTovcniber, 1724. 
She left her younger son Arthur Lee and his heirs forever all that 
tract of land which Thomas Brooke, Esq., had given her, lying at 
Eock Creek. "I (Sarah) do by these presents constitute, ordain 
and appoint my Loving Brother, Mr. Thomas Brooke, Gent., to be 
executor of this my last will and testament," etc., etc. Philip^ 
married, second (about 1725 or '26), Elizabeth, widow of Henry 
Sewall, Gent. Issue, eight children. 

Philip Lee's will, dated March 20, 1743, and recorded in Charles 
City Co., May 1, 1744, can be found in "Lee of Virginia," p. 97. 

III. Henry Lee^ (Richard", Eichard^), sixth son of Eichard 
Lee and Laetitia Corbin, his wife; b. 1691; d. June, 1747. He 
lived at "Lee Hall," on the Potomac, adjoining "Mt. Pleasant." 
It is probable that he took little or no part in public affairs, no 
records exist of his having done so. Married (1723 or '24) Mary, 
daughter of Colonel Eichard Bland, of "Jordans," Prince George 
Co., Va. She was b. August 21, 1704; d. 1764. Henry Lee made 
his will July 30, 1746, and the last codicil, June 13, 1747, was 
probated at Westmoreland, August 25, 1747. (See "Lee of Vir- 
ginia," p. 132.) 

IV. John Lee* (Philip'', Eichard', Eichard^), son of Philip 
Lee and Elizabeth Sewall, second wife ; 1). Maryland, moved to 
Virginia and settled in Essex Co. ; he succeeded his cousin. Col. 
John Lee, of Cabin Point, as County Clerk in 1761. Married 
Mrs. Mary (Smith) Ball, widow of Jesse Ball, and eldest daughter 
of Philip Smith, of "Fleet's Bay," Northumberland, and Mary 
Mathews, who was a descendant from Gov. Samuel Mathews. 

"John Lee, of Maryland," married Susanna Smith, sister of 
Mary Smith, who married his cousin, John Lee, of Cabin Point. 
They had besides other children two sons, Hancock and Philip 
Ludwell Lee. Hancock succeeded his father as Clerk of Essex Co., 
and held the position until 1792, when he was succeeded by his 
brother, Philip Ludwell, who continued in office until 1814. 



86 SOME PROMINENT 

Elizabeth, third (laughter and child of Philip Smith, of "Fleet's 
Bay," and Mary Mathews, married James Talbot, of Bedford Co., 
and had children : 

I. James Talbot. 
II. Mary Talbot. 
III. Elizabeth Talbot. 
lY. James Smith Talbot. 

V. John Talbot. 
YL Martha Talbot. 
YII. WiUiston Talbot. 
Till. Sarah Talbot. 

lY. Eichard Lee'' (Henry", Eichard"-, Eichard^), second son 
of Henry Lee and Mary Bland, his wife; was probably b. at "Lee 
Hall," Westmoreland, about 1726. Squire Eichard Lee bore a 
prominent part in the affairs of his county, representing ^Yest- 
moreland almost continually from 1757 to the time of his death. 
He was also a justice of the peace; one of the vestry of Cople 
Parish, 1755-1785, and naval officer for the port of "South 
Potomack."' ("Lee of Virginia," pp. 287-88.) 

When about sixty years old "Squire Lee" married his first cousin, 
Sally, daughter of Peter Poythress, the antiquary, of Branchester, 
Prince George Co., Va. She was a granddaughter and he a grand- 
son of Eichard Bland. This Sally Poythress was only sixteen 
years old when she married. 

Squire Eichard Lee^ d. 1795, leaving a son and three daughters; 
the son died very shortly after his father. The widow married 
(May 23, 1798) Capt. Willoughby Newton. She died May 28, 
1828, and was buried at "Lee Hall.'"' She had several children by 
her second husband, among them Willoughby Newton, of Linden, 
who married Mary, daughter of Judge William Brockenbrough 
and was the father of Eev. John B. Newton, M. D., now assistant 
Bishop of Virginia. Squire Eichard Lee's will was written the 
16th of February, 1790, and probated at Westmoreland. ^lareh 23, 
1795. (For will, see "Lee of Virginia,"' pp. 289, 290.) 

V. Col. Philip Lee^ (John^, Philip', Eichard", Eichard^), of 
"Nomini," was the son of John Lee, of Maryland, who moved 
to Virginia and settled in Essex Co., Va., on an estate he called 
"Smithfield." He succeeded his brother, John Lee, of "Cabin 
Point," Essex, as County Clerk in 1761. This John Lee of "Cabin 



VIRGIMA FAMILIES 



87 



i'oiiit"" was the eldest son of Ilciirv Lee and Maiv Jilaiid, his wife; 
was iirand-auiit of .lolui Ikaiidolpli, ul' lioanokc. She was of "Lee 
Hall," Westmoreland Co. Col. I{. Lee married Mary Jaqiielin 
Smith, daughter of ]\ev. Thomas Smith, of Cople Parish. (See 
A'ohmie III. Chapters 1\ and V.) 

"\'. Lettice Lee'* (Eichard*. Henry'. Eiehard-, Jiidiaid') daugh- 
tiT of Squire Kichard Lee and Sally Poythress, his wife: b. 1792; 
d. 1.S27. ^larried Dr. John Augustine Smith, son of Kev. Thomas 
Siiiitli. of Cople Parish, and Mary .Taquelin Smith, daughter of 
doliii Smitli. of Shooters Hill, and Mary .Taquelin, his wife, 
• laughter of Edward Jaquelin and Martha Cary. Issue \'olume 
111. Chapters Y, YI, and VIL 

Pichardia Lee\ sister of Lettice Lee, b. 1T95 : d. 1850. Mar- 
ried (1815) Presly Cox and had two daughters: 
I. Elizabeth Cox. IMarried E. C. Griffith. 
II. Sarah Cox. Married Col. Thomas Brown, who juirchased 
the old "Lee Hall" estate from Dr. J. Augustine Smith, 
and built himself a fine residence on the opposite side 
of the main I'oad from the old mansion, which perished 
Ijy tire many years ago. This estate is now owned by 
his son, Thomas BrowTi. 



DABNEY FA:\[IL1^ 




Dacney Coat-of-Arsis 

I have Ijeen fortunate enough to secure the "Memorials of a 
Southern Planter,'- written by Mrs. Susan DaV)ney Smedes, from 
which my notes are taken. 

Hon. W. E. Gladstone wrote a very interesting letter to Mrs. 
Smedes, praising the book very highly. He wrote: 'T have 
finished it this morning and my interest in the work is not only 
lively, but profound." 

In France the old Huy;uenot name and familv of d'Aubione 



88 SOME PROMINENT 

still live. They form but a small colony in their native land, 
never having increased much. All the branches of this family in 
America claim a common ancestry. They have the same armorial 
bearings — an elephant's head, three footless martins, and the fleur 
de lis of France — the same traditions, and the same motto, which 
they hold in three languages. 

In France they have the motto in the Latin, "Fidelis et Gratus." 
One of the American branches has it in French, "Fidele et Ee- 
connaissant," while most of the name in the United States have 
it in English, "Faithful and Grateful." 

The name has changed many times since the American branch 
left France, two hundred years ago. It is written in different 
ways, as Daubeny, Daubney, Bigny, D'aubinay, Dabnee, and 
Dabney. The traditions all say that they descended from that 
fearless Huguenot leader, Agrippa d'Aubigne, who flourished from 
1550 to 1630. 

Agrippa was not the first of his name known at the French 
court. According to tradition in the family, a d'Aubigne was 
at the court of Louis XII. He commanded a company of Swiss 
guards. 

Agrippa d'Aubigne wrote a very interesting history of the fear- 
less times in Avhich he lived — one of the best that has come down 
to us. Agrippa was the grandfather of Mme. de Maintenon. He 
had two sons. Constant d'Aubigne, married twice; first, Ann Mar- 
chant, one son, Theaodore d'Aubigne; second, Jeanne Cardillae; 
she was the mother of Mme. de Maintenon and Chevalier d'Aubigne, 
who never married. 

Constant d'Aubigne and Ann Marchant had issue : 

I. Theodore d'Aubigne, from whom are descended the 
d'Aubigne family. 

The name of d'Aubigne can be found among the rolls of Battle 
Abbey, amidst the list of knights who fell at Hastings. Some 
survived the conquest and are mentioned in Hume's History as 
champions of Magna Charta. A branch of the d'Aubigne family 
left France, after the revocation of the Edict of Xantes, 1685, 
because they were no longer allowed to worship God with freedom 
of conscience. They first went to Wales. Two brothers, Cornelius 
and John d'Aubigne, left Wales between lvl5 and 1717 and sailed 
for America. Another brother, Eobert. came over about the same 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 89 

time and settled in Boston. Cornelius and John came to Virginia. 

Cornelius settled on the northern side of the Pamunkey Eiver, 
John settled on the southern side of the Pamunkey Pivcr. 

In the land oflSce of Eichmond, Va., is recorded : 

"Cornelius de Bany or de Bones or de Bony, a grant of laud, 
200 acres in New Kent, dated 27th of September, 1664. Another 
grant to same, of 640 acres, dated June 7, 1666. This last grant 
was on Tomboy Creek, York Eiver. Again, Sarah Dabney, a 
grant of land, 179 acres, on Pamunkey Eiver, in King and Queen 
Co., April 25, 1701. Then follow other grants to other Dabneys 
in these early days of our country." 

Among the records at Hanover Courthouse, destroyed in Eich- 
mond conflagration, 1865, occurred this entry in the first minute 
book of that county, at the beginning of the entries, which were 
begun when the county was cut of! from Xew Kent County, in 
1726: 

"Ordered that it be recorded that on day of April, 1721, 

Cornelius Dabney, late of England [he seems to have gone to Eng- 
land before coming to America] married Sarah Jenings.'" All 
accounts agree that his first wife died shoftly after coming to 
Virginia, leaving one son, George. 

From this English George d'Aubigne came the William Dabney, 
who gave two sons to the Eevolutionary i\.rmy : 

Charles Dabney. who commanded the Dabney legion, and George 
Dabney, who was a captain in that legion. They were both at the 
siege of Yorktown and the surrender of Lord Cornwallis. They 
received the thanks of Congress for services rendered. George 
Dabneys powder horn, that he carried mto liattle, is still in the 
possession of one of the descendants. Patrick Henry was on 
intimate terms with them. 

Cornelius Dabney and Sarah Jennings, his wife, had three sons 
and four daughters. The descendants of their half-brother, 
George, and of this band of brothers and sisters can be found in 
Louisa and Hanover counties. Va. They have also spread in the 
South and Southwest, and many of them are to be found in the 
Middle States. John Dabney settled on the lower Pamunkey River, 
at what has been known ever since as Dalmey's Ferry, and this 
became the original seat of the Dabneys of King "William and 
Gloucester counties. 



90 SOME PROMINENT 

The first records given b_y the late Eev. Edward Fontaine : 

John d'Aubigne, the oldest of the two brothers, must have been 
born previous to 1670, and thus have been at least sixteen or 
seventeen years of age at the time of the revocation of the Edict 
of Nantes, in 1685. He was married in England ; the name of his 
wife is unknown, and he must have been well advanced in years 
when he came over to Virginia and his children grown or nearly 
so. Only two of these are known. 

Second Generation. 

II. John Dabney-, married twice, names of wives unknown. 
Issue : 

I. John Dabney'', supposed not to have married. 

II. Nancy Dabney^. Married Mr. Millar. 

III. George Dabney', of Dabney's Ferry. 
lA'. James Dabney^, the powerful. 

II. Elizabeth Dabney^, married Col. William Winston, of 
Langaloo and Eockeastle, Virginia. Issue: 

I. Elizabeth L. Winston^. Married Col. Peter Fontaine, son 
of Eev. Pierre Fontaine, the original settler. 

Third Generation. 

III. George Dabney^ (John-, John^), of Dabney's Ferry. 
Married twice, names of wives unknown. 

Issue by first marriage : 
I. George Dabney*. 
II. Benjamin Dabney*. 
Issue by second marriage : 
III. Dr. James Dabney*. 

IV. Major Thomas Dabney*, of Ayletts, King William Co.; 
his residence was called the "Donnells." Married, first, 
Lucy Walker; married, second, Mary Eleanor Tomp- 
kins. There were several daughters. 
III. Elizabeth Louise Winston" (Elizabeth^, John^), married 
Col. Peter Fontaine, son of Eev. Pierre Fontaine, the original 
settler, only child given by Eev. Edward Fontaine. (Fontaine, 
Chapter XIII.) Issue: 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 91 

I. John Fontaine, Colonel in the Revolutionary War, d. 1791. 
II. Mary Fontaine. Married, first. Colonel Bowles Armistead ; 

second. Colonel John Lewis, of Fredericksburg, Va. 
(Armistead, Volume II, Chapter XIX; Lewis, Volume II, 
Chapter XVIIT.) 

Fourth Generation. 

IV. Benjamin Dabney* (George'*, John-, John^), son of George 
Dabney, of Dabney's Ferry. Married, first, Martha Burwell Armi- 
stead, who lived only a few years; married, second, October, Miss 
Sarah Smith. Benjamin Dabney had given up the family man- 
sion at Dabne/s Ferry, together with his patrimony on his father's 
death, to his brother George. He made his residence at Bellevue. 
on the York Eiver, in King and Queen County; he contributed 
also to the education of his half-brother, James Dabney, and his 
wife's favorite brother, John Augustine Smith, the first in Edin- 
burgh, and the last in London and Paris. He died, 1806, of 
pneumonia. Issue by first marriage: 

I. George Dabney'\ Married Susan Littlepage Quarles; they 

had sixteen children ; one of them, Mary Eleanor 

Dabney, attracted the attention and admiration of Gen'l 

LaFayette. 
II. Benjamin Dabney'". Married Anne West Dabney, his 

cousin; issue, three children. 

III. Anne Dabney^. Married Major Thomas Smith, brother 

of Sarah Smith.. 
Benjamin Dabney^ was a very handsome and strong young man, 
iiii'l was the champion of the college, when at William and Mary 
College, but he was not so strong as his brother. George, who was 
celebrated for his great strength. They both inherited their great 
strength from their mother's ancestors, the Armisteads. (More 
about the Dabney family in "Sketch of the Dabneys in Virginia," 
by William H. Dabney, of Boston, published. December 31, 1887.) 

IV. Dr. James Dabney* (George^. John-, John^), son of George 
Dabney, of Dabney's Ferry, married, twice : first, name unknown ; 
married, second, Miss Perrin. Dr. James Dabney lived near his 
brother. Major Thomas Dabne}', from ten to fifteen miles distant. 



92 SOME PROMINENT 

Dr. James Dabney's place was called the "Grenville." Issue by- 
first marriage : 

I. Benjamin Franklin Dabney^, moved to Mississippi. 
Issue by second marriage : 
II. James Dabney^. Married Emory Tabb. 

III. Thomas Dabney^. 

IV. Major Thomas Dabney* (George', John^, John^), son of 
George Dabney, of Dabney's Ferry, of Ayletts, King and Queen 
Co., Va. ; his residence was called "Donnells." Married, first, 
Lucy Walker ; married, second, Mary Eleanor Thompkins. Major 
Thomas Dabney d. over 70 years of age. He was an able and 
hard-working lawyer. Issue by first marriage : 

I. John Milton Dabney^. Married Elizabeth Taylor Moore. 
II. Thomas Overton Dabney^, who was Commonwealth Attor- 
ney of King William Co., Va., after Benjamin Frank- 
lin Dabney's death, and imtil his own death. 
III. No record. 
IV. No record. 
V. Frances Ellen Dabney^. Married Mr. Green. No issue. 
VI. Mary Susaii Dabney^. Married Samuel Kobinson; she d. 
leaving four sons and three daughters. Major Thomas 
Eobinson married her cousin, Mary Eleanor Dabney's 
oldest daughter. 
VII. Ann Eliza Dabney^. Married Mr. Sizer; she d. leaving 

one son. 
Issue by second marriage : 
VIII. James Dabney^, killed himself accidentally, while hunting, 
at 15 years. 
IX. Alexander Dabney^, was killed in the Civil War. 

Fifth Generation. 

V. James Dabney^ (James*, George^, John^, John^), son of 
Dr. James Dabney and Miss Perrin, his second wife; lived in 
Gloucester, at the seat called the "Exchange"; married Emory 
Tabb. Issue: 

I. James Dabney^. 

II. Thomas Todd Dabney^ 

III. Franklin Dabney^. 

IV. William Dabney*'. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 93 

V. Lucy Dabney". Married James Duncan. Issue : 
I. Emory Duncan^. 
II. Mary Duncan^. 
VI. James Lee Dabney". 
VII. Evelyn Dabney«. 

V. John Milton Dabney^ (Maj. Thomas*, George^, John-, 
John^), son of Maj. Thomas Dabney and Lucy Walker, his first 
wife, b. at the "Donnells," King William Co., Va. ; d. at Mt. 
Vernon, Ala., his plantation home, 1881. Married Elizabeth 
Taylor jMoore, daughter of Thomas Moore, and Anna Aylett, b. 
at Montville, King William Co., Va., February 14, 1826; d. 
Meridian, Miss., January 22, 1905. (Vol. II, Chapter XX.) 
Issue : 

I. Helen Moore Dabney*. Married Dr. Bait Smith, of 
Mobile, Ala., living at Bay City, Texas (1906). Issue: 
I. James B. Smith^. 

II. Dabney Smith". Married , living in Colorado. 

III. Garland Smiths 
II. William Penn Taylor Dabney^ d. February 11, 1899. 
Meridian, Miss., married Caroline Goodman (Lott 
widow); d. 1877. Issue: 
I. John Milton Dabney", of Meridian, Miss., attorney-at-law, 
Masonic Temple Building. 
III. Lucie Walker Dabney", living Meridian, Miss., August, 
1906, married James W. Powell, of Belle Fontaine, 
Ohio, a Capt. in U. S. Army; d. in active service at 
San Diego; Cal., 1884. 
IV. James Scott Dabney®, of Mobile, Ala., umnarried. 



94 



SOME PKOMINENT 



CHAPTER VI 



GENEEAL JOHN SMITH. 




General John Smith 

General John Smith, of Haekwood Park, Frederick ("ounty, Ya., 
b. May 7, 1750; d. March 3, 1836. Married (Feb. 10, 1781) Anna 
(Animus) Bull, b. 1761; d. Sept. 15, 1831; daughter of Gen'l 
John Bull, of Pennsylvania. 

In 1774 John Smith was engaged in Dunmore's war against the 
Indians. On January 8, 1776, he was commissioned Colonel by the 
Council of Safety of Virginia; March 6, 1777, County Lieutenant, 
by P. Henry, Governor; x\pril 1, 1784, again County Lieuten- 
ant, bv P. ITenrv, Governor: March 6, 1793, Lieutenant Colonel 



Vlli(!lN!.\ F.\ MILIEU 95 

Commandant by Henry Lee, Govoruor. December ^1, ISOl, 
Brigadier General, by James Monroe, Governor; January 26, 1811, 
Major General of the Third Division Virginia State Troops, by 
James Monroe, Governor, which oftico Gen'l Smith retained until 
his death, in 1836. 

He received a pension of $50.00 a month for services as Colonel 
during the Eevolutionary War, in which he served under General 
Daniel Morgan and General ^luhlenberg. Though not in the line, 
he served directly under the order of Congress. He was Commis- 
sary of Prisoners and had under his charge the Scotch taken in the 
Chesapeake, the Hessians taken at Princeton, and the Saratoga 
prisoners. He was employed by the government to hold them, and 
was furnished with money to defray expenses. He was also recruit- 
ing officer for a time, and enlisted many men, made purchases of 
army clothing and subsistence. 

The following is a specimen of the manner of reporting ;it that 
time: 

Dear Sir: — Upon an examination into the number of arms delivered at 
Winchester by the militia I found that my accounts made them less in 
number than I supposed. I liave sent your orders back that you may make 
any alterations you think proper. I am, Sir, with great respect, your 
most obedient John Smith. April 13th, 1782. 

Muskets, 934. Col. James Wood. 

Bayonets. 428. (afterwards General.) 

Cartridge Boxes, 649. 

The records of the Pension Office give his services under Gen'l 
Morgan and Muhlenberg. The records of the Treasury Depart- 
ment and War Department show the granting and pa-\nnent of the 
pension. The records of Congress state that he was a member 
from the Winchester District continuously from 1801 to 1815. 
Following is given a letter written by General Smith, while he was 
a member of Congress, to his nephew. Major Charles Nourse : 

W.\SHiNGTox City, April 8. 180S. 
De.\r Ch.\rles: — I avail myself of the opportunity offered by the British 
packet again to pay you my attentions from my post. Since I wrote you 
last the President has comnuinicated to Congress interesting information 
in regard to our foreign relations. A letter from Champagne to General 
Armstrong fully demonstrates General Bonaparte's intentions towards the 
T'nited States. It is a pleasing circumstance to find that the embargo has 



96 SOME PROMINENT 

prevented the accomplishment, in full, of this arch-despot's contemplated 
outrage and that but a small portion of the American property has fallen 
into his iron gi-asp. The pkuider I consider too inconsiderable to compen- 
sate for the loss of greater benefits, and, therefore, we are to-night to 
expect the order under which American vessels are held in sequestration 
Avill be rescinded. 

By a letter from Mr. Erskine, to Mr. Madison, and from information 
received through the medium of Mr. Pinckney, we find the tone of the 
British administration greatly altered. If that nation wishes for amity 
with the United States and considers her commerce with this country an 
object of attention, the sooner she recalls her despotic edicts and meets 
the American government upon fair and equitable terms the better for 
herself. Few men who have not witnessed the revolutionary contest have 
a proper idea of the perseverance of an American or his ingenuity in 
supplying his wants. The embargo appears now to be settled down to a 
system. We begin now to look for the loss of our crops and to turn our 
attention to other things. We have samples of excellent wool sent us 
from different parts of the United States, and some of the eastern gentle- 
men have produced cloth from their portion of the union not unworthy 
■of the best manufacturers of England. Our cotton spinning and weaving 
machinery is rapidly advancing, and necessity will compel us to go on. 
I fear the people of Great Britain have formed an opinion of the Amer- 
ican character from the wretched calumnies of our public prints. Even 
the speeches made in Congress are but delusive fatui, calculated to effect 
very different purposes from what they express. Old Pickering has been 
exhibiting his talents by writing to the government of Massachusetts, which 
letter you will see, and according to custom it is made an ensign of party. 
The old gentleman has in the senate been reprobating one of the primary 
principles upon which the embargo was founded. You will hear perhaps, 
much said about this letter, and I therefore mention that neither Pickering 
or his letter have the most distant weight with the ruling sect of the 
United States. 

Our Army bill is still upon the carpet. Randolph is again upon his feet 
and leads a charge against its passage. We have been five days engaged 
in animated debate, at this stage of the business. It will pass, however, 
and a pitiful thing it is of six thousand men. Gardonier is out again and 
recovering fast. He is a little warped at present, in appearance. I can 
hardly tell you when we shall rise: the 27th of the month is spoken of. 
This, however, is uncertain. 

I have now written you a long letter, but before I conclude, I must 
request that if any public prints of late improvements in agriculture should 
fall in your way, to show yourself here the next fall with the work. Accept 
my best wishes for your happiness, and affectionate regards. (Signed) 

John Smith, 

P. S. — 6 o'clock — I have just returned from the hall. The Army bill 
has passed, 96 to 16. Hence, you see how Mr. Randolph stands. Mr. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 97 

Madison still gains ground as a candidate to succeed Mr. Jefferson, and 
I have no doubt, myself, but what he will succeed. 

General Smith was also a member of the Virginia House of 
Delegates for several years. As Major-General of the Third Dis- 
trict Virginia State troops, he remained until his death, in office. 

As County Lieutenant of Frederick County, Va., in which capa- 
city he served at Winchester, having in charge not only the Scotch 
and Hessian soldiers captured on the Chesapeake and at Trenton, 
but also members of the Pennsylvania Society of Friends (Quakers) 
held as prisoners of war, being, as they refused to fight, suspected 
of disloyalty to the patriots' cause. Out of his private means he 
provided food and clothing for these prisoners. 

In the "History of the Lower Shenandoah Valley," published 
by Warner, of Chicago, 1890, p. 666, may be found an account of 
the family of "Shooter's Hill," in which reference is made to the 
services of General John Smith, of "Hackwood," as a patriot of the 
American Eevolution, and giving a portrait of him. 

Kercheval's "History of the Valley" was dedicated to Gen'l John 
Smith. James' "History of the Quakers" shows the position of 
General John Smith as County Lieutenant of Frederick County, 
Va., while in charge of the imprisoned "Friends" at Winchester, Va. 

The following letter written by Gen'l John Smith while a mem- 
ber of Congress, to his son-in-law, Eobert Mills, TJ. S. Government 
Architect, has interest, as it treats of incidents in Congress just 
prior to the war of 1812-'15 with Great Britain: 

Washington City, April 2, 1812. 
Dear Sir: — I received your letter, in answer to two of mine, by the mail 
of a few days past, and informed Mr. Clay of its contents. That gentle- 
man has not heard lately from the Committee at Richmond. When he 
does you shall hear from me. I passed an irksome day yesterday in con- 
clave, in consequence of a confidential message from the President. The 
amount of our deliberations will soon be knoAvn, and indeed, I calculate 
upon our offspring being announced in Philadelphia, before you receive 
this. I confess, I like not the policy adopted, but certainly shall support 
it as the will of the majority. From all that I can learn, we have to look 
for war at no distant period. Great Britain is determined to maintain her 
present system, and is making preparations to enforce it. We must, there- 
fore, be on the alert, and prepare for the worst. We have, at this moment, 
cleared ship again to receive a report from the Committee on Foreign 
Relations. This tells you that the storm thickens, for this is extra of the 
business of yesterday. 1 will, therefore, with my love to Eliza and my 



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>^OME PROMINENT 



granddaugliter [this was Sarah Zane Mills] conclude with friendly saluta- 
tions. [Signed] John Smith. 

Note: — The Richmond business referred to in the first part of this letter 
was the adoption of the plan of Eobert Mills, for the Monumental Church. 

The length of thne that General John Smith was a member of 
the House of Delegates is not known to the writer. He wrote in 
1820 that he must soon leave for Eiehmond, and in 1824 his wife 
writes that he is soon to start for Eiehmond, and that his friends 
tell him this must be his last year, he must take a rest. 



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The following is the dedication to General John Smith in 
Kercheval's "History of the Valley" : 

"Like Nestor of old, you have lived to see two generations pass away, 
and now remain the example of the third. You saw Dunmore's war in 
1774, you witnessed the war of the Revolution, and the War of 1812, with 
the haughty Briton. In all these great struggles of our Country, you hav« 
given the most conclusive evidence of unbending virtue and uncompromis- 
ing patriotism. The Author has had the gratification of knowing you for 
a full half-century. When a small boy. he frequently saw you, though he 



VIKGIMA FAMUJES 99 

was then toD young to attriic-t your notice, and it was not until he had 
entered upon tiie active tluties of life, that lie had tlie higli satisfaction of 
a personal ae<iuaintance. 

The author disclaims anytliing like insincere flattery, and feels assured 
that your candor will readily pardon him for the freedom he uses in his 
dedication of liis History of the Valley to you. To you. Sir, is he indel)ted 
for nuich of the valuable information detailed in the following ]>ages. In 
you, Sir, he has witnessed the calm, dignified statesman and philosopher, 
the uniform and consistent Republican, the active and zealous officer, 
whether in the field or councils of the Country. He has witnessed more. 
He has seen you in high, pecuniary prosperity, he has seen you in later 
years struggling with adverse fortunes, and in all has discovered the calm, 
dignified resignation to misfortune which always characterizes the great 
and good man. Yes, Sir, you have spent at least fifty years of your valu- 
able life in the service of your country, and when you go home, that you 
may enter into the joy of your Lord, is the fervent prayer of the Autlxjr." 

Copy of Gen'l John Smitirs certitieate of pension. 

War Department, 
Revolutioxary Claim. 

I certify that in conformity with the law of the United States, of the 
7th of June, 1832, John Smith, of the State of Virginia; who was a Colonel 
in the Army of the Revolution, is entitled to receive Six hundred dollars, 
per annum, during his natural life, payable on the 4th day of March, and 
on the 4th day of September, of every year. Given at the office of the 
United States, this 13th day of March, 1833. (Signed) 

Lewis Cass, Secretary of War. 
Examined and countersigned, 
J. L. Edwards, Commissioner of Pensions. 

Major General John Smith, of Haekwood Park, Frederick 
County, Va., b. at Shooters Hill estate on the Piankatank Eiver, in 
Middlesex County, May 7, 1750, at 5 o'clock, a. m. He resided for 
a time at "Fleet's Bay" estate in Xorthmnberland County, from 
which he removed to Frederick County, Va., in 1773, and settled 
on an estate he named "Haekwood Park," near Winchester. Hi.-? 
brother, Edward, accompanied him and settled on an adjoining- 
estate, which he named "Smithfield." 

In 1773, the vicinity of "Winchester was one of the few spots in 
the Valley of Virginia where virgin forests were to I)e found. 
Elsewhere in the Valley the forests had been so repeatedly l)urned 
by the Indians, in the interest of the chase, that the primeval 
character of its forests had disappeared. This was Gen"l Smith's 



100 SOME PBOMINENT 

reason for locating his residence near Winchester. The entire 
capital of himself and his brother, Edward, was £1,000, given the 
latter by his aunt, Mrs. Martha Jaquelin, for the entire estates of 
"Shooter's Hill" and "Fleet's Bay" had been sold to satisfy the 
forfeited Ijond of a defaulter. 




Mrs. .Tohx Smith, nee Anna Bull 

Gen'l Smith soon became a leading citizen of his section, and 
retained his popularity to the end of his life. This was shown in 
his election as vestryman for the parish of Frederick, by a unani- 
mous vote. He being the only one of the twelve vestrymen elected 
who was given that compliment. 

The wife of Gen'l John Smith, to whom he was married February 
10, 1781, by Eev. Mr. Surgis, in Berkeley County, Va., has been 
variously named, Anna, Animus, and Quinis Bull. It is probable 
that she assumed the name of Anna when a young girl, and retained 



VIRGINIA FAMILIEl^ 101 

it through life. She was the daughter of denl John Bull, of 
Northumberland County, Va. 

Mrs. Anna (Bull) Smith was a highly cultivated and intel- 
lectual lady, possessed of those strong womanly traits of character 
so necessary in troublesome times. "Hackwood Park" was the 
hospitable rendezvous for the patriotic statesmen and warrior.'i of 
that period and thrilling tales might be told of conferences held, 
plans laid, and events foreshadowed, if the secrets of the rooms of 
that mansion could be disclosed. 

The correspondence of Gen'l Smith includes letters from the 
President of the Continental Congress, AVashington, Jefferson, 
IMadison, Harrison, Wythe, Henry, and of the Generals Wood, 
Stephens, Charles Lee, Gates, and Dark. The quaint and bold 
English, peculiar chirography, and original orthography of this 
correspondence, make these letters not only expressive, but very 
interesting. 

Mrs. Anna Bull died September 15, 1831, aged about seventy 
years. She never would tell the date of her birth; said, when 
asked, that she was as old as her eyes, and a little older than her 
teeth. Notwithstanding this peculiarity, she was a woman of more 
than ordinary business capacity and literary ability. She had 
built the Spring House, at Hackwood, of limestone, quarried on 
the place, and the walls, now strong as when built, bid fair to 
stand another century. 

It was one of the most picturesque homes in the valley, on 
ground sloping from a beautiful clear-water creek which, fed by 
springs on the premises, widens into miniature lakes deep enough 
for boating, embellished with green la^vns and large ancient trees 
of most beautiful foliage. 

Unfortunately the old people in their declining years were 
deprived of its shelter; pecuniary misfortunes overtook them in 
1824, and they were compelled to leave it. 

It is said that Mrs. Anna Smith not only educated but started 
in life fifty children besides her ovn\, and some of Gen'l and Mrs. 
Smith's misfortune has been attributed to the open hand with 
which she dealt out her charity. It was not always worthily 
bestowed, and ingratitude was the I'esult. In many of her letters 
she mentions a ninnber of her proff;jfs with pride and satisfaction, 
to know that they were prospering in life. 



102 SOME PROMINENT 

The General died in the liome of his granddaughter, Mrs. Isaac F. 
Hite, Jr., near Middletown, Frederick County, Va., March 3, 1836. 
Mr. Edward Jaquelin Davison says: "These old people raised 
my father, who lost his mother at the tender age of 21 months, 
and he ever spoke of them with the tenderest affection and highest 
respect. Indeed, they were his model for honorable men and women, 
and he attributed all that was good in him to their training." 



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General John Smith, of Hackwood Park, and his wife, Mrs. 
Anna Smith, were both buried in the family burial ground at 
Hackwood, although neither died at that place. The vandalism of 
contending armies swept over their last resting place, and a few 
years ago E. J. Davison bought a lot at Mount Hebron cemetery, 
Winchester, to which place he removed the remains of his grand- 
parents, Gen'l and Mrs. Smith, as well as the others buried at 
Hackwood, as the graveyard there had lost any semblance of the 
purpose for which it was intended. 

(Descendants, Volume III, Chapters III-VII.) 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 103 

BULL FAMILY IN AMERICA. 

Geirl Jolin Bull, father of Anna Bull, was the son of John Bull, 
of Providence Township, Philadelphia (now Montgomery County), 
Penn. He was Captain in the Provincial service, and was at the 
taking of Fort Duquesne (now Pittsburg), with the Pennsylvania 
and other troops, under Gen'l Forbes. He was reappointed, and 
served the following year. He was Justice of the Peace, 1761, 
and a Justice of the Court of Quarterly Sessions of the county, 
1768. In 1771, he bought 553 acres of land on the present site of 
Morristown, and removed there from Limerick Township. During 
the Eevolution his services were numerous and active. In 1775, he 
\\'as a member of the second Provincial Convention, which deter- 
mined an open rebellion. In 1774, he was one of the "Committee 
of Inspection" of the county. From November 25, 1775, until his 
resignation. January 20, 1776, he was Colonel of the First 
Pennsylvania Battalion of Continental troops. In February, he 
carried money to Cambridge, Mass. In June, he was a member of 
the third Provincial Convention, which framed the Pennsylvania 
Constitution. In July, 1776, he was commissioned Colonel of the 
Sixth Associator's Battalion of the State, and was elected a 
member of the fourth convention, and was made chairman of the 
Committee of Inspection of Philadelphia County. He was ap- 
])ointed member of the "Council of Safety of the State," and was 
Justice of the Peace. In September, he was sent as General 
Superintendent of the construction of defenses at Billingsport, 
which work he conducted until 1779, when he was appointed 
( 'olonel Commandant. In January, 1777, he was commissioned to 
treat with the Indians at Easton, Pennsylvania. In February, he 
was elected member of the Assembly of Pennsylvania, and in March, 
when the "Council of Safety" gave place to the Executive Council 
as the real governing body, he served a month on the "Board of 
"War." May 2, 1777, he was appointed Colonel of the Pennsylvania 
State regiment of foot, and June 17, 1777, he was made Adjutant 
General of Pennsylvania. 

^Feanwhile his wife had charge of his plantation, all but 55 
acres of which was sold November 2, 1776, to the University of 
Pennsylvania. The British, under Lord Howe, September 23, 1777, 
on their way to Philadelphia, made a raid on the place, burned 



104 SOME PROMINENT 

several outbuildings and blew up his powder mill. Col. Bull was 
afterwards reimbursed by the govemtnent, two thousand and eighty 
pounds, English, about ten thousand and four hundred dollars. 
(State and County Eecords.) 

Tradition is rife with incidents of Mrs. Bull's bravery on this 
occasion. She was interview by Gen'l Howe, who offered pro- 
tection of life and property then, and large rewards in the future of 
both money and position, if she would influence her husband to 
desert the American cause and join the British. She scornfully 
rejected the proposition, and he ordered her dwelling house burned. 

About two hours before their arrival a scout had given Mrs. 
Bull notice that the British, with a detachment of Indians, would 
be there about sunset. Gen'l Bull was on duty in Philadelphia, 
but all his children were at home, excepting the eldest daughter, 
Mrs. Eittenhouse, who was with her husband at Kummelstown, 
but Mrs. Bull quickly decided what she would do : she with 
the younger children, would stay and face the foe, but her second 
daughter. Animus (Anna), then seventeen, she mounted on her 
fleetest horse, with her younger sister behind her, and a box of 
valuable papers before her, and sent her away to the nearest place 
of safety, which was the town of Philadelphia, about twenty miles 
distant. When the girls were gone, Mrs. Bull proceeded to hide 
her valuables : some silver plate was buried and a roll of money 
(two hundred English pounds) was put in the bottom of a grand- 
father's clock, which stood in the dining room, where she inter- 
viewed Gen'l Howe. A staff officer, who was present, was about to 
open the lower apartment of the clock, when Gen'l Howe ordered 
him to "leave it alone." The raid was a hurried one, so the money 
Avas saved, although in obedience to orders the soldiers did set fire 
to the house (but Mrs. Bull and her servants put it out), blew up 
the powder mill, and destroyed much other property, for which 
Gen'l Bull was afterward reimbursed by the government to the 
amount of two thousand and eighty pounds, or ten thousand four 
hundred dollars. 

Gen'l John Bull Avas a son of John Bull, Sr.. who died in Phila- 
delphia, in 1752, leaving three sons, John, William, and Thomas 
(all of whom married and left descendants), and one daughter, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Betson. Mrs. John Bull, Sr., lived to be ninety- 
six : her maiden name is unknown. 



\ Ih'dlNIA FAMILIES 105 

Gen'l John Bull married Mary Philipps, August 13, 1752. She 
was of Welsh extraction. Her mother was an orphan, an heiress 
and a minor, when she eloped with Mr. Philipps, who brought her 
to America, and settled in Philadelphia. At that time (early in 
1700) to elope with an heiress, who was a minor, was under the 
AVelsh law punishable by many years of imprisonment. This made 
it impossible for him to return to Wales, or even to ask financial 
aid from his friends. Soon the young couple found themselves 
in serious financial troubles; young, inexperienced, accustomed to 
lives of ease, they were unable to cope with the hardships entailed 
by poverty in a new land. Mrs. Philipps soon died, leaving a 
daughter, named Mary ; her husband did not long survive her and 
Mrs. John Bull took the little girl into her home, and cared for 
her as her own. When grown she married the eldest son of her 
benefactors. 

Copy of the marriage certificate is : 

These are to certifj', whom it may concern, that .John Bull and Mary 
Philipps. were lawfully married according to the constitution of the Church 
of England, on the 13th day of August, 1752. William Cunn. 

Family record of John Bull and Mary, nee Philipps : 
John Bull, b. in Northumberland Co., Pa., June 1, 172S: d. 
August 9, 1824. 

Mary Philipps, b. 1T31. Married August 13, 1752: d. February 
23,1811. Issue: 

I. Elizabeth Bull, b. 1753. Married Benjamin Eitten- 
house, brother of David Eittenhouse, the great mathe- 
matician. 
II. Eebecca Bull. b. 1755. Married Capt. John Boyd: d. 
Oct., 1790. 
III. Animus (Anna) Bull, b. 1760. Married Gen'l John 

Smith, of Hackwood. 
IV. Maria Louise Bull, b. 1765. Married ]Mr. Joseph Xourse. 
Y. Sarah Harriet Bull, b. 1771. Married, first, Josiah 
Haines; second. Benjamin Flower Young: third, 
Yllliam Floyd. 
YI. Ezekiel William Bull. I). Wlo, was surgeon in the United 
States Army; d. unmarried, at his country home, 
Bullskine, in Jefferson Coimty, W. Ya., 1820. 



106 SOME PROMINENT 

II. Elizabeth Bull- (JohiiM, eldest daughter of Gen'l John 
Bull and Mary Philipps, his wife. Married Benjamin Eitten- 
house. Their daughter, ]\Iary Eittenhouse", married (in 1800) 
Michael N"ourse, youngest son of James Nourse and Sarah, nee 
Ponace, emigrants from Hereford Co., England. Issue: 

Anna Josepha Xourse*, married Charles Augustine Hassler. 




^Ir. Joseph Nourse, of Mt. Albans, now Georgetowx, D. C. 
First Registrar of the U. S. Treasury, 1781 

Mary Caroline Hassler^, b. 18-10; married (1863) Dr. Simon 
ISTewcomb, in charge of the ISTational Observatory, Washington, 
D. C, and Professor at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. 

Bosalie Anita Xewcomb"'' married (1881) Dr. T. W. McGee, 
in charge of the Bureau of Etymology. She studied at Cambridge 
University, England, also at the University of Genoa ; her medical 
degree she obtained at Columbia University, and also took a post 
graduate course at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 
August 25, 1895. She received an appointment as army surgeon 
and was placed at the head of the cor])s of women nurses furnished 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES K»7 

lor the soklicis in the Spanish-American War, and was appointed 
assistant to Oen'l Stenibur^. She held the rank of First Lieut, 
and ^A'as entitled to wear shoulder straps, indicative of her rank, 
if she wished. At this date (1906) she is the only woman who 
lias ever held a commission in the V. S. Army or Navy. After 
successfully completing the work of organizing the army nurses 
corps, she sent in her resignation, which took effect January 1, 
1901. ^Irs. Eittenhouse has other descendants settled in Mary- 
land and Virginia. 

][. Maria Louise Bull- (John^), b. 1765, daughter of Gen'l 
John Bull and Mary Philipps, his wife. Married Joseph Nourse, 
eldest sou of James Nourse and Sarah, nee Fonace, emigrants. 
Joseph Nourse, b. 1754, was appointed Eegistrar of the Treasury, 
1781, by Gen'l Washington and held the office until 1829, just 
forty-eight years. Then Gen'l Jackson came into the presidential 
office, and acting on his favorite motto, "To the victor belongs the 
spoils," he removed Mr. Nourse to make room for one of his own 
adherents. 

Mr. Nourse built his home on Georgetown Heights, at a very 
high point, giving a magnificent view of the capitol. He called 
it "'Mount Alban's," and for many years before his death he was 
in the habit of praying, "That some day a church should be built 
on that spot, a witness for Christ, in the lap of the young republic." 
Years later his granddaughter, Phoeby Nourse, who was an invalid 
some months before her death, died leaving forty dollars in gold, 
"marked for a free church on 'Mount Alban's.' " This sum was 
the proceeds of her embroidery and painting on china, during her 
sickness, and it was made the beginning of the work so much desired 
by her grandfather, which through the energy and generosity of 
her family, resulted in the building of St. Alban's Church, It was 
consecrated, in 1855, by Bishop Whittingham, of Maryland, and, 
under its efficient rectors, has become the center of a large and 
prosperous church work in St. Alban's Parish. 

The idea of a National Cathedral was conceived by Maj. 
L'Enfant, who was commissioned by Gen'l Washington to draw a 
plan for the city. In this plan L'Enfant included a church and 
selected a site not far from the cit}' hall. The erection of such 
a church under a government where church and state were so 
absolutely separated was, of course impossible, yet it was a matter 



108 SOME PROMIl^ENT 

of thought well worthy of fulfillment. In 1893, Miss Elizabeth 
Mann made the first donation towards a "National Cathedral" of 
property estimated to be worth $100,000, and at the feast of 
Epiphany, the same year, the charter of the "Cathedral of St. 
Peter and St. Paul" was given by act of Congress. Two years 
later, 1895, the "Diocese of Washington" was made, and the Eev. 
Henry Y. Satterlee consecrated and installed as bishop. 

The selection of a site for the cathedral was a grave question. 
Historically and sentimentally Mount Alban's was most desirable, 
but it could not then be bought, so the trustees made a second 
choice. This choice was, however, found to be unsuitable, and 
while the matter was still being debated, the death of Mrs. 
Dulaney, granddaughter of Mr. Joseph Nourse, caused Mount 
Alban's to be thrown into market, and it was at once purchased 
by the cathedral trustees. 

In 1898, the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church met in Washington City, and the Peace Cross, commemo- 
rating the close of the Spanish-American War, was unveiled by 
Mr. James ISTourse, of the Highlands, in the Cathedral Close. It 
is a very beautiful Celtic cross and stands on the brow of the hill, 
overlooking the greater part of Washington City. An immense 
crowd of distinguished people were present. The President of the 
United States, a member of his cabinet, many foreign ambassadors, 
and a large concourse of bishops, clergy and laity, who were 
attending their General Convention from every state in the Union. 

On Ascension Day, 1902, a little sanctuary, which was erected 
at the "All Hollows Gate" of the future Cathedral Close, was 
consecrated. In it has been placed some notable gifts from devoted 
American and English churchmen. 

The ancient "Abbey Church of St. Peter and St. Paul,*' in 
England, dates back to the days when Christianity in Britain was 
in its infancy, so twenty carved stones from the Glastonburg 
Cathedral ruins were sent as a gift from the mother church of 
old Britain to the Cathedral at Washington in the new land. 
They have been shaped into a bishop's chair, and form a link 
between the American Cathedral and the cradle of British 
Christianity. Another gift has come of equal interest, from 
loyal American churchmen. It consists of twelve blocks of marble 
from the quarries of Solomon, at Jerusalem, whence the stones of 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 109 

the temple were hewn. These quarries abound with traditions of 
the Messiah. Perhaps He dragged the cross over these very stones, 
which to-day bring unbidden tears as we think of all the sacred 
memories and associations inseparably connected with theni. The 
twelve blocks of marble have been formed into a Jerusalem Altar, 
and placed with the bishop's chair and other gifts in the little 
sanctuary, there to await the completion of the Cathedral. 

For several summers every Sunday afternoon the "people's open- 
air evensong" has been held in the Cathedral Close with wonderful 
success. The service is simple, and the music attractive, rendered 
by a vested male choir, led by the military band from Fort Meyer, 
which is also vested. If the weather permits the attendance is 
always good, being much larger than St. Alban's church could 
accommodate. 

fn the autmnn of 1904 a notable service was held, when thirty 
thousand people listened to Dr. Davidson, "Primate of all Eng- 
land," and joined earnestly and reverently in the responses, chants 
and hymns of the lieautiful ritual of the Episcopal Church. Two 
or three policemen were on the ground, but their services were 
not needed: all were as quiet and orderly as though worshipping 
in the church. Thus a cathedral congregation has been gathered 
before the cathedral is built and the devout prayers of a holy, 
God-fearing man answered. 

A number of buildings for the accommodation of various 
Church purposes are to he in the Cathedral Close. A beautiful 
baptistry and a building for a large boarding school for girls are 
completed, and a boys' choir school and a deaconess' training 
house are projected. This last mentioned is a memorial to Miss 
Rosa N"ourse, a sister of the lady who made the first donation of 
forty dollars, who devoted her life to the work of St. Alban's 
Parish. 

^Ir. Joseph Xourse and his wife, Maria Louise, nee Bull, had 
two children : 

T. Josepha Xourse, died at sixteen. 

TI. Charles Joseplius Nourse. 

Between Josepha Xourse and the children of Mrs. William 
Davison there existed a very wami attachment. In her last illness 
she requested her parents to present in her name, to the two eldest 
bovs, Jolin Smith Bull Davison and Edward Jaquelin Davison, 



110 SOME PROMINENT 

each a siher cup, as a memento of their friendship. Mr. and 
Mrs. JSTourse did so, and these cups are still treasured heirlooms 
in the Davison family. 

Charles Josephus Nourse entered the U. S. Army and rose to 
the rank of Adjutant General. He was on Gen'l Scott's staff 
many years, and was one of Gen'l LaFayette's escorts, when he 
visited this country in 1824. In 1808, he was sent l)y President 
Madison, to England, as bearer of private dispatches from this 
government; in 1809, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant; 
in 1812, he was First Lieutenant ; August 15, 1813, he was brevetted 
Captain, and in 1814 brevetted Major and assistant Adjutant 
General of the army. Major ISTourse took an active part in the 
War of 1812, but when the British burned Washington, in 1814, 
he was on duty with Maj. Genl Wilkinson, on the Great Lakes. 
After the war he was stationed at Bristol, Bucks Co., Pa. His 
regiment was Second Artillery. In 1827, he resigned from the 
army to become chief clerk in the War Department. In 1829, 
Gen'l Jackson turned him out and he retired to his plantation near 
Washington, called "The Highlands," which was part of St. Albans 
tract. In 1842, he was elected a resident member of the "National 
Institution for the Promotion of Science." He was Justice of the 
Peace from 1839 to his death in 1851. 

Major Charles J. Nourse, b. 1786, married (in Philadelphia, 
May 9, 1816) Eebecca Morris, daughter of Anthony Morris and 
Mary, nee Pemberton. Issue: 

I. Mary Josepha Nourse, b. Oct. 16, 1817. 
11. Caroline Eebecca Nourse, b. June 13, 1819. 
III. Louisa Nourse, b. Sept. 29, 1820. 
IV. John Nourse, b. Oct. 25, 1821; d. Aug. 11, 1822. 

V. Eosa Morris Nourse, b. Oct. 10, 1823. 
VI. Charles Joseph Nourse, b. June 23, 1825. 
VII. Phteby Pemberton Nourse, b. Dec. 8, 1826. 
VIII. James Burn Nourse, b. Sept. 18, 1828. 
IX. Elizabeth Nourse, b. Jan. 13, 1831. 
■ X. Henrietta Nourse, b. Nov. 21, 1833; d. 1870. 
XT. Israel Pemberton Nourse, b. Aug. 7, 1836 ; d. July 28, 
1861, from a wound received at the battle of Bull 
Eun. 



VIRGINIA JW.MJLJKS 111 

Caroline Kebecca Xdursc, second daujiliter (jf Maj. Charles J. 
Xourse and Rc))('c-ca Morris, his wife, married (1843) Capt. 
Bladen Dnlanev- They made their JKmie at AFount Albans, the 
residence of her tirandfather, Mi-. Joseph Xourse, which she in- 
herited from her fatlier. issue: 

T. Rosa ^f orris Didaney, b. 1852. Married Thomas John 

Chew. Mrs. Chew d. 1879, leaving issue: 
I. Rosa Dulaney Chew. 
II. Jeanette Chew. 
Four years later Mr. Chew married his wife's only sister, 
Phoeby Pemberton Dulaney, who d. two months after her marriage. 
^Ir. Chew married a third wife. 

Louise ^Morris Nourse, I). 1820, third daughter of Maj. Charles J. 
bourse and Rebecca, nee Morris, married (184T) Charles \Va}-man 
Forrest, b. 1802 in Fairfax Co., Va. He was appointed Clerk in 
the Treasury by President Andrew Jackson and was retained in 
office till his death. Issue: 

I. Rebecca Forrest, b. 1848; d. 1850. 
II. Elizabeth Forrest, b. 1849; d. 1849. 
III. Louise Rebecca Forrest, b. 1851, Married Col. Irwin. 
Charles Joseph Xourse, b. 1825, sixth child of Maj. Charles J. 
Xourse and Rebecca Morris, his wife, lives on his estate called 
'•'Weston," in Fauquier Co., Va. Married (1849) Margaret 
Kemble of Xew York City, who died 1883, without issue. Mr. 
Xourse married, second, Ann Carroll Simpson, of Smithfield, 
Isle of Wight Co., Va. Issue : 

I. Charles Joseph Xourse, b. 1886. 
II. Ann Constance Xourse, b. 1888. 
III. Mary Pemberton Xourse, b. 1891. 
IV. Walter Burton Xourse, b. 1893. 

V. Charlotte St. George Xourse, b. 1894. 
James Burn Xourse. eighth child of Maj. Charles J. Xourse 
and Rebecca ^lorris, his wife, lives in the old homestead, "The 
Highlands," with his sister Mary. Both are loved and honored 
by all who know them. From 1852 to 1858 Mr. Xourse was Clerk 
in the Quartermaster (leneral Office. He has been vestryman, 
treasurer and lay reader at St. Alban's Church for many years. 

Elizabeth Xourse. b. IS'M. ninth child of Maj. Charles J. Xourse 
and Rebecca Morris, his wife, married (at ''The Highlands," 1852) 



112 SOME PKOMJNENT 

Charles Carroll Simmes, h. Stafford Co., Va. ; d. in Georgetown, 
1884. He was appointed midshipman U. S. N., October 9, 1839 ; 
promoted to post midshipman, 1845 ; to Master, January, 1854, 
and to Lieutenant, August, 1854. His various voyages took him 
to Brazil, the Mediterranean, the coast of Africa, the Pacific, the 
polar regions (in command of the propeller Artie in 1855), the 
Spanish main, the East Indies, and to various ports on the Coast 
Survey duty. On April 22. 1861, Lieutenant Simmes resigned 
from the U. S. IST. and joined the Confederate Navy, in which 
he was appointed First Lieutenant. He fired the first gun (shot) 
in the famous Monitor-Merrimac engagement. After the close of 
the war he ran a boat on the Mississippi Eiver for two years. 
Afterwards he was engaged in various pursuits until 1878, when 
he became clerk in the health office of the District of Columbia, 
where he remained until his death, 1884. 
Lieutenant Simmes and Elizabeth Nourse, his wife, had issue: 
I. Charles bourse Simmes, b. May 1, 1854, at "The High- 
lands"; is a merchant at Eonceverte, W. Va. Married 
(June 5, 1888) Catherine Ella Burroughs, daughter of 
John William Burroughs. Issue: 
I. Charles Carroll Simmes, b. June 2, 1880. 
II. Richard Douglas Simmes, b. March 29, 1888, at "Mt. 
Alban's"; is clerk in the office of the engineer com- 
missioner of the District of Columbia. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 



113 



CHAPTER VII 



MILLS. FAMILY. 







Thk Coat-of-Arms of Smith of Exeteb, England, jVIassachusetts, 
New England, and of South Carolina 

He beareth Sable, a Fess, cotised between three martlets argent. By the 
name "Smith." 

From Eamsay's History of South Carolina, Volume I, pages 
45 and 46, we quote as follows : 

To find an equally qualified person (as Ludwell), for the trust, was a 
matter of no small difficulty. Thomas Smith, being in high estimation 



114 SOME PROMINENT 

for his wisdom and probity, was deemed to be the most proper person to 
succeed Ludwell. Accordingly a patent was sent him creating him a 
Landgrave, and, togetlier with it a commission investing him with the 
government of the Colony. Mr. Ludwell returned to Virginia happily re- 
lieved from a troublesome office. 

Governor Smith, after repeated efforts, being liimself a high churchman, 
found it impossible to reconcile the religious and secular differences of the 
Colonists, and he therefore advised the Lords Proprietors, as a last resort, 
to send one of their own number, and, if possible, one whose religion would 
be one of peace, not antagonized by violent opposition from any source, 
to rule the Colony as Governor. The Lords Proprietors, deeming his advice 
prudent and wise, sent John Archdale, a Quaker and one of the Proprietors, 
who was a man of considerable knowledge and discretion. 

Note. — The patent of Thomas Smith was dated May 15, 1691. After 
reciting the authority of the Lords Proprietors to constitute titles and 
honors in the province, and to prefer (advance) men of merit, and to adorn 
such with titles and honors, and also stating the fundamental constitu- 
tions, by which it was established, that there should be "landgraves" and 
"caciques" who should be perpetual and hereditary nobles and peers of the 
province, and that Thomas Smith, a person of singular merit, would be very 
serviceable by his great produce and industry, proceed to constitute him a 
landgrave, together with four Baronies of 12,000 acres of land each, and it 
further declares that the said title and four Baronies should forever descend 
to his heirs on paying an annual rent of a penny an acre, lawful money of 
England. 

Such have been the changes which in the course of two hundred years 
have taken place, that this is the only known instance in which any one 
of Mr. Locke's "Carolina Xobility" can trace back his pedigree to the 
original founder. 

The coat-of-arms given above was brought to America about 1640 
by Thomas Smith, of Charlestown, Massachusetts. It is the same 
as that owned and used by Thomas Smith, Landgrave, Cacique, and 
Governor of Carolina, of Charlestown, S. C. It is also the same 
as that used by the Smiths of Exeter, England, except that the 
American arms have silver where the English arms have gold, 
showing that the American is the younger branch of the family. 

In Elver's "History of South Carolina"' we read: 

In 1687, Thomas Smith was on the committee to correct existing laws and 
is supposed to have originated our present system of drawing jurors. 

In "'Notes on Cape Eear History," by James Sprink, October 
15, 1692, the following appears: 

The law for drawing the names of jurors indiscriminately from a box 
was passed by the Colonial Council. 



VIRGINIA /.I l///>/J?.S' 115 

In CarrolFs "History of Soiith Caroliiui." NOIumc I. j)age 109, 
we find : 

Thomas Sniitli had followed the sea for some time, and among tlie places 
he visited was Madagascar, where he studied tiie cultivation of rice, which 
culture lie first introduced into Carolina. 

For an account of Tliomas Smith's administration as Governor 
of Sontli Carolina, see "Archdale's South Carolina/' Volume I, 
page 101. 

The following is a copy of the inscription on the toml) of Land- 
grave and Governor Thomas Smith : 

Here lyeth ye body of ye Kiglit Honorable Thomas Smith, Ksquire, one 
of ye Landgraves of Carolina, who departed this life ye IGth Xovember, 
1694. (Governor of ye Province, in ye forty-sixth year of his age. 

In the ''Colonial Eecords of Xorth Carolina/' Volume I, page 
382, we read : 

Barbara. Tliomas Smith's wife, was accompanied to Carolina by a rela- 
tive, Bernard Shenking. This Bernard Shanking was Chief Justice and 
Sheriff of Berkeley County, Nov. S. 1691. 

In Hutton's list of Original Emigrants to America is included 
a list of the inhabitants of St. Nicholas, Barbadoes, which includes 
"Bernard Shenking, 10 acres," and mentions that he had had 
baptized in Christ Church, Barbadoes, on January 2, 1679, the 
following of his children: "Elizabeth, 8 years old; Catherine, 
7 years old : Armaringia, 5 years old ; Benjamin, 7 months old.'" 
There is also noted a burial "Sept. 25, 1678, Hannah, youngest 
daughter of Bernard Shenking.*' This must have been a child 
between Armaringia and Benjamin. 

it is mere speculation to try to fix the degree of relationship 
between Barbara Shenking and the Bernard Shenking who accom- 
panied her to Virginia. He may have been her brother, who was 
present at the marriage of Barbara to Thomas Smith, in Exeter, 
England, and came over with her on the ship "Carolina" in 1669, 
married and went to the Barbadoes to reside, raised a family there, 
and returned to Carolina in 1691, and became Justice and Sheriff 
of Berkeley County, Xovember 8, 1691. 

This Bernard Shenking who came over on the "Carolina" mar- 
ried Elizabeth Moore, tenth child of Governor James Moore, of 
South Carolina. Bernard Shenking was a resident of Barbadoes 
in 1680. 



116 SOME PROMINENT 

There is a record in Berkeley County, North Carolina, of a con- 
test of the will of Bernard Shenking, dated July 17, 1695. 

Thomas Smith, of Boston, Mass., moved to Nevis, W. I., where 
he married Elizabeth, daughter of Bernard Shenking and Elizabeth 
Moore, daughter of Gov. James Moore, of South Carolina. 

James Moore, Sr., was not Governor of South Carolina until 
late in life, namely, the year 1700. He died September 7, 1700. 
His son, Col. James Moore, Jr., was Governor, December 19, 1719. 
He was the first "Eoyal" governor. 

In another account I have read it is stated that: "The wife of 
Thomas Smith, of New England, the father of Thomas Smith, 
the Planter, of South Carolina, who married Sabina Smith, 
daughter of second Landgrave Thomas Smith, was named Elizabeth 
Shenking, the granddaughter of a nobleman of that name, and a 
relative of the Barbara Shenking who married the first Landgrave 
Thomas Smith." 

Thomas Smith, of Boston, Mass., married Elizabeth Shenking. 
of Barbadoes, and had issue : 

I. Thomas Smith. Married Sabina Smith, in 1716. 
11. Amarentia Smith. Married Peter Taylor, of England. 

Thomas Smithy born in Exeter, England, 1648, died in Charles- 
ton, S. C, November 16, 1694. First Landgrave of Carolina, 
Cacique of several Baronies, Governor of Carolina, member of 
Colonial Council. Married (at Exeter, England, in 1668) Barbara 
Shenking, daughter of Bernard Shenking, and had two sons : 
I. Thomas Smith-, second Landgrave. 
II. George Smith-, M. D. 

After the death of Barbara, Thomas Smith married, second, 
Sabina de Vignon, widow of John D'Arssens, Sieur of Warnhout, 
Belgium, Cacique of Carolina. There were no children from this 
last marriage. 

In 1686 D'Arssens was living and had assigned to him a Cacique 
or Barony of 12,000 acres of land by the Lord Proprietors, because 
he was the first colonist of his nation. It appears from the records 
that in 1689 D'Arssens had died and Thomas Smith had married 
his widow, as . the rights of the D'Arssens Barony were at that 
time transferred to him. (See Lords Proprietors to Jas. Coelor, 
Gov., Sept. 89, 1686, Volume I, p. 117, and the transfer to 
Thomas Smith, A-^olume I, p. 123.) 



VIRGINIA FAMII.1EH 117 

Thomas Smitli' and Barbara Shenkiiig had issue: 

I. Thomas Smith-, b. Exeter, Enghmd, 1672 ; d. Charleston, 
S. C, 1738. Married, first (1690), Sarah, daughter of 
Gov. James Blake ; married, second, Mary Hyrne, of 
England, b. 1697; d. 1777. 
II. George Smithy, M. D., b. 1672; d. after 1750. Married 
(in Bermuda) Dorothy Archer, d. Jan. 24, 1732. 

Thomas Smith- (Thomas^), second Landgrave, married, first, 
Sarah, eldest daughter of Gov. James Blake. They had issue : 

I. Thomas Smithy, b. June 3, 1691. Married (1709) Doro- 
tliy Dry. 
II. George Smith% b. Aug. 22, 1693. Married (Dec. 13, 1723) 
Elizabeth Allen, b. April 13, 1707. 

George Smith^ married, second, Eebecca Blake. Issue : 
III. Ann Axtell Smithy b. Oct. 9, 1695 ; d. Oct., 1738. Mar- 
ried Benjamin Waring, b. 1692 ; d. July, 1739. 
IV. Barbara Smith=*, b. July 9, 1697. Married Edward Hyrne. 
V. Sabina Smithy b. May 10, 1699 ; d. Dec. 15, 1734. Mar- 
ried, first (May 27, 1714), Thomas Smith, b. April 22, 
. 1691; d. March 3, 1723. Married, second (Jan. 10. 
1733), Peter Taylor, b. 1698; d. 1757. 
VI. Justinian Smithy b. April 20, 1701. Married John Moore. 
VII. Sarah Smithy b. June 7, 1702. Married John Boone. 
VIII. Eebecca Moore Smith^* (No. 1), b. 1704; d. an infant. 
IX. Eebecca Moore Smith^ (No. 2), b. 1705; d. an infant. 
X. Joseph Blake Smith^, b. Nov., 1707; d an infant. 

Thomas Smith- (second Landgrave) married, second, Mary 
Hyrne about 1712. This lady came to Carolina in the same ship 
as companion of the first wife of Thomas Smith. They had issue : 

I. Edward Hyrne Smith'', b. Aug. 24, 1714; d. an infant. 
II. James Smith'', b. Aug. 13, 1715; d. unmarried. 
III. Mary Hyrne Smith% b. Oct. 9, 1717; d. 1758. Married 

(1736) James Screven. 
I"^'. Margaret Smith'', b. April 1, 1720. Married Benj. Coach- 
man. 
V. Elizabeth Hyrne Smith", b. Jan. 6, 1722. Married 
(March 21, 1745) Thomas Dixon. 
VI. Josiah Smith'', b. July 10, 1725; d. an infant. 



118 



SOME PROMINENT 




Second Landgrave Thomas Smith, of Soith Carolina 
From an oil painting dated 1691 



VIRGINIA FAMILIEFi 1 H> 

VII. Henry Smith", third Landgrave Smith, 1). Aug. 6, 1727; 
d. Dee. S. 17:50. Married, first (Sept. 27, 1753), Ann 
Filbein, b. Aug. 24, 1736; d. Nov. 30, 1762. Married, 
second (Dec. 13, 1764), Elizabeth Ball, b. Feb. 6, 1746; 
d. April 30, 17.S7. 
VIII. Thomas Smithy, b. Jan. 26, 1729; d. 1782. Married 
(1751) Susannah Walker. 
IX. George Smith", b. Aug. •30, 1732; d. an infant. 
X. Benjamin Smith\ I). Sept. 15, 1736; d. July 22, 1790. 
Married, first, Elizabeth Ann Hasleston, b. 1742; d. 
March 26, 1769. Married, second (April 8, 1773), 
Catherine Ball, d. Feb. 23, 1774. Married, third (Aug. 
8, 1775), Sarah Smith, d. Aug. 15, 1785. Married, 
fourth, Eebecca Coachman. 
A strange peculiarity may be noticed about the children of 
Thomas Smith, second Landgrave, that by his first marriage he 
had ten children — three sons and seven daughters; and by the 
second, ten children — three daughters and seven sons. The twen- 
tieth child married four times. 

Sabina Smith\ fifth child of Thomas Smith, second Landgrave, 
and Sarah Blake, married Peter Taylor and had issue: 

I. Sabina Taylor*, b. Sept. 27, 1734; d. Oct. 24, 1772. Mar- 
ried (Aug. 19, 1752) Andrew Taylor, b. 1728; d. March 
28. 1786. Issue: 
I. Elizabeth Taylor", b. Oct. 4, 1754 ; d. in infancy. 
II. Ann Taylor^, b. Dec. 4, 1755; d. June 9, 1790. Married 
(Sept. 24, 1772) William Mills, b. March 2, 1750; d. 
April 2, 1802. Issue: 
I. Thomas Griffith Mills®, b. June 4, 1>74. Married, first 
(Jan. 1, 1799), Hays Bennett; d. May, 1800. Married, 
second (Jan. 11, 1805), Eliza Diana Himiphreys. 
II. Henry Mills®, b. Feb. 8, 1777; d. July 15, 1806. Married 
(1801) Mary Powell Philips. 
III. Sabina Ann :\rills«, b. March 7, l?r9; d. July 14, 1T80. 
IV. Eobert Mills®, b. August 12, 1781; d. March 3, 1855. 
Married (Oct. 15, 1806) Eliza Barnwell Smith, daughter 
of Gen'l John Smith of Hackwood Park, Frederick 
Coxmty. Va., b. Feb. 10, 1784: d. Sept. IT, 1862, in 
Washington, D. ('. 



120 



SOME PROMINENT 



V. Sarah Mills% b. Nov. 30, 1787; d. July 6, 1846. Mar- 
ried (Dec. 7, 1805) George Lusher of Bermuda, b. 
1781; d. April 14, 1820. 
VI. Isabella Mills^ b. Nov. 9, 1789; d. June 18, 1791. 

(The account of Eobert Mills is given in Vol. Ill, Chapter IV.) 




Robert Mills, the Architect 

Peter Taylor was a native of England, b. 1698; d. Oct. 1, 1765. 
He was married three times. Married, first, Amarentia, sister of 
Thomas Smith, the planter, and daughter of Thomas Smith of 
Nevis, West Indies. The inscription on the tablet in St. James 
Church, Goose Creek, S. C, where Peter Taylor was buried, reads 
thus : 

He departed this life 1st October, 1765, and by him lie his first wife. 
Mrs. Amarentia Taylor, and their son Joseph. 



Peter Taylor married, second (Jan. 10, 1733), Sabina Smith, b. 
May 10, 1699 ; d. Dec. 15, 1734 ; widow of Thomas Smith of Nevis, 
W. I., daughter of Thomas Smith, second Landgrave, and Sarah 
Blake, d. 1708, eldest daughter of Col. and Governor Joseph Blake. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES^ li21 

Josiah Smith, the haiikci-, in 1808, when he was seventy-seven 
years oki, wi'ote as follows: 

And from a paper put in my hands by General Benjamin Smith, of 
Cape Fear, X. C, it is there said that two brotlicrs of the name of Smith, 
came from Exeter, in England, to New England, and were among its first 
settlers. 

Now Sabina, 5th child and third daughter of Second ].«indgrave, 'J'liomas 
Smith, and Sarah Blake, married (in 1716) Thomas Smith, the planter, 
son of one of the two brothers who emigrated from Exeter, England, to 
Massachusetts, one of whom went to Nevis, West Indies, and his son to 
Charleston, South Carolina. This Thomas went by the nickname of "Long 
Tom." He was a man of most estimable character, universally loved and 
respected, and was a wealthy merchant. 

In "Wjrnan's Generations of CharlestowTi, Massachusetts'' ther.3 
is noted the record of a deed of trust from Thomas Smith of 
St. James Parish, Berkley County, Carolina, to his uncle William 
Smith, of Boston, Massachusetts, of all his right and title in the 
estate of his grandfather Thomas Smith and his grandmother 
Sarah, dated 1715. 

Now Thomas and Sabina Smith had two children : 
I. Benjamin Smith. Married Ann Laughton. 
II. Thomas Smith. Married Sarah Moore. 

This Sarah Moore was a descendant of Roger Moore, the famous 
Irish Catholic of 1641. He descended from a very ancient Irish 
family, the Marquisate of Drougheda. 

Roger Moore's son James came from Kendall, in Westmoreland. 
He married Ann, daughter of Sir John Yeomans, created Laud- 
grave and appointed Governor, Dec. 28, 1671. Sir John was eldest 
son of Robert Yeomans of Bristol, England, who was executed in 
1643 for political crimes. The son Sir John was, as a recompense, 
made a baronet by Charles II. 

He emigrated to Barbadoes and thence removed to Charleston. 
He built a fine residence called ''Yeoman's Hall," which later was 
bought by Thomas Smith and became the residence of the direct 
male line. Sir John Yeomans became dissatisfied with the position 
of Governor of the Carolina Colony, to which he had been appointed 
in 1671, resigned it and returned to Barbadoes. He left a son, who 
inherited his title and property. In 1700, James Moore, Sr., got 
himself appointed governor by the Colonial Council, but died 
shortlv after. 



122 SOME PKOMnEXT 

After 1719 the Colonists threw off the proprietary government,, 
and the Convention invited James Moore, son of the preceding, 
and brotlier of the Sarah Moore, who married Thomas Smith, to 
take the place formerly held by the father, and he became the first 
Boyal governor, James Moore, the son, died March 3, 1723. This 
was the Col. Moore who conquered the Tuscarora Indians in 

1 i io. 

Thomas Smith^ married Sarah, daughter of Gov. James Moore. 
Issue : 

1. Eoger Moore Smithy b. Aug. 4, 1745. Married Mary 
Eutledge. 
II. Thomas Smith^ b. July 5, 1748; d. an infant. 
III. Benjamin Smith^, b. Nov. 23, 1749; d. an infant. 
IV. William Smithy b. March 26, 1751 ; d. an infant. 
V. Sarah Smith^ b. Aug. 22, 1752. Married Chancellor 
Hugh Eutledge, of South Carolina. 
YI. Peter Smith^, b. Nov. 14, 1754. Married Ann Middleton. 
YII. General Benjamin Smith^, Governor of ISTorth Carolina, 
1). Jan. 10, 1757. Married Sarah Dry. 
YIII. Ehett Smith^ (1), b. Aug. 13, 1759; d. an infant. 

IX. James Smith^, b. Fov. 2, 1761. Married Sarah Gough. 
X. ]\Iary Smithy, b. Feb. 7. 1764. Married Johi Jucherand 
Grimke. 
XL Ann Smith^, b. Sept. 20, 1765. Married Thomas Bee. 
XII. Ehett Smith^ (2), b. Aug. 23, 1767. 

James Smith", the ninth child and eighth son of Thomas Smith 
and Sarah Moore, was born in Charleston, S. C, Nov. 2, 1761, 
and privately baptized by his cousin, Eev. Eobert Smith, afterwards 
Bishop. His sponsors were his uncle Benjamin Smith, with his 
second wife, Mary Wragg Smith, and his cousin AVilliam Laughton 
Smith, who was the first representative for the Charleston district 
in the United States Congress. This William Laughton Smith 
was also Minister to Portugal, and Speaker of the Senate of South 
Carolina. 

The father of James Smithy, Thomas Smith the banker, was an 
importer and merchant, and had accumulated a large fortune. He 
had just set up his eldest son. Eoger Moore Smith^, in business as 
a banker, with a capital of $40,000, when the Eevolutionary War 
commenced. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 12:^ 

Koger Moore Smith° commanded a company of light infantry, 
and in this company James Smith° served at the siege of Savannah, 
October, 1779, and witnessed the fall of Fort Pulaski. He was 
one of the prisoners who surrendered to Sir Henry Clinton at the 
fall of Charleston, in May, 1780. He was paroled and went to 
Europe for education, remaining abroad seven years. 

While he was in London, John Adams was serving as the first 
United States Minister to England. John Adams' wife, Abigail 
Smith, was a descendant of the same family of Smiths as James, 
and a relative, though a common ancestor in England, of Land- 
grave and Governor Thomas Smith. Mrs. Adams recalled the 
relationship when she learned that young James Smith^ was in 
London, and told liim a plate at her table was always ready for 
him. and that he was to dine with her every Sunday. Under her 
auspices James Smith^ was presented at Court. 

From 1837 to 1846, her son John Quincy Adams and James 
Smith's son. R. Barnwell Ehett'', served in the United States Con- 
gress, the one representing ]\Iassachusetts and the other South 
Carolina. James Smith^ returned home in 1787, and in August, 
1790, his father died. 

^.Iv. E. Lowndes Ehett of South Carolina gives the following 
statement : 

I would call attention to the rise of the Smith family of South Carolina 
just after the restoration of the royal families of England, which tends 
to show that they were related to the Smiths of Exeter, England, and that 
their rise was due to the power and position of the Duke of Albemarle, who 
was one of the Lords Proprietors. George Monk, Duke of Albemarle, 
Honest George, as Charles II called him, was the most powerful subject 
England ever had. There is no doubt Charles II owed his crown to him. 
It is not surprising therefore that he, being one of the Lords Proprietors 
of Carolina, should encourage his relatives to emigrate to that country 
and aid them to establish themselves there. 

The Carter-Smiths allege that their ancestor, Thomas Smith of 
Boston, who had the same coat-of-amis, crest and motto as the 
Smith of Exeter, came to America with a brother who had been 
wounded in the "Dutch War," and they also claim that the Smiths 
of South Carolina are of the same family. This brother, who was 
wounded in the Dutch War, is supposed to be identical with that 
John Smith of Charleston. S. C, who came to America in 1630, 



124 SOME PROMINENT 

in a vessel called the "Mary and John," because it is a fact that 
he was in the "Dutch War/' and was commonly called the Quarter- 
master, because that was the position he occupied in the English 
army in Holland. Probably some of the Carters were in the same 
ship, as they came to America about the same time. 

This John Smith, the Quartermaster, was a "Cacique" of Caro- 
lina, corresponding with "Baron" in the English nobility. He first 
recorded a grant of 1800 acres of land on Ashley Eiver, Nov. 25, 
1675. 

In 1670 Thomas Smith, son of John Smith, the Quartermaster, 
was a member of the Colonial Council. Paul, brother of Thomas, 
was in the Council the same year. These two sons made more 
than one trip over the ocean in bettering their fortunes. They left 
England Aug. 10, 1669, after completing an educational course of 
study. 

Thomas and James Smith of the Exeter family are noted as "two 
respectable writers during the time of the Commonwealth of 
England." 

In the "Calendar of State Papers of Colonial America and the 
West Indies," 1669 to 1674, page 36, is recorded a list of the 
masters and free passengers aboard the "Carolina." Among others 
are given "Thomas and Paul Smith and seven servants." 

On April 23, 1672, the old town site of Charleston was divided 
into 62 lots, of which Thomas Smith received lot 41 and James 
Smith lot 57. This James Smith was probably the Sir James 
Smith of the Exeter family, d. Nov. 18, 1681, uncle of Thomas. 
Thomas Smith^ emigrated from Exeter, England, to Boston, 
Mass., about 1640; d. 1670. Married (1642) Sarah Boyleston; 
d. 1716. Issue: 

I. Thomas Smithy d. 1698. 
II. William Smithy b. 1670; d. 1730. 
Thomas Smith moved to Nevis, W. I. Married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Bernard Shenking. Issue : 

I. Thomas Smith^. Married Sabina Smith^ of the family 
of Landgrave and Governor Thomas Smith of Carolina. 
II. William Smith-, of Boston, Mass. Married Abigail Fowle, 
b. 1679; d. 1760. Issue: 
I. Abigail Smith^. Married Simon Tufts. 
II. Sarah Smiths 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 126 

III. Eev. William Smith'', D. D., of Weymouth, Mass. Mar- 
ried Elizaheth Quiiu-y. 
IV. Anna Smith^. Married Ebenezer Kent. 
V. Mary Smith^. Married Ebenezer Austin. 
VI. Isaac Smith^. Married Elizabeth Storer. 
Of this last, Rev, Isaac Smith, D. D., it is recorded that he was 
a Harvard .irraduate in 1767, was tutor in 1774-'75; Left for 
England at the time of the Revolution, being a Royalist. Returned 
to New England after the war and became preceptor of Dunmore 
Academy at Byfield, near Newberry, Mass. 

William Smith^, D. D., married Elizabeth Quincy. Issue: 
I. Mary Smith*, b. 1739 ; d. 1811. Married Richard Cranch, 
b. 1T26; d. 1811. 
II. Abigail Smith*, b. 1744; d. 1818. Married John Adams, 
Minister to England, President of the United States, 
b. 1735; d. 1821. 
III. Elizabeth Smith*, d. 1815. Married John Shaw. 
IV. William Smith*, d. 1785. Married Catherine Louise 
Salmon. 

The coat-of-arms brought over by Thomas Smith, of Boston, is 
described as follows: 

Field black, bars and birds (3 martens) silver. 

Crest — Greyhound, red and gold collar, and chain reflexed over body. 

The English branch of the family now called "Smith-Marriott" 
has the same coat of arms and crest, except that with the English 
family the bars and birds are gold instead of silver. Motto: 
"Semper fidelis." 

It is but fair to say that Mr. Burwell Rhett Heyward, par 
excellence the antiquarian of the family, maintains that this 
supposed connection of the South Carolina Smiths, and those of 
New England, and Exeter, England, is without documentary proof. 
He says the use of the same coat of arms is the only definite link 
and that is not sufficient. He says : 

While the facts of John Smith's immigration to Carolina and the pur- 
chase of land there, and his sons, Thomas and Paul, being members of the 
Colonial Council may be true, there is no authority for connecting them 
with the Landgrave. 



126 SOME FnOMlNENT 

He says further : 

Much help might be given by the Landgrave's descendants in the direct 
male line, who still reside at Siimmerville, a small town near Charleston, 
and in the immediate neighborhood of "Yeomans Hall," which was bought 
by the Landgrave from Sir John Yeomans. governor, and is still owned 
by the family. But they will help no one, either from a selfish, unac- 
countable reluctance to satisfy interested inquirers or from ignorance of 
the facts. Mr. McCready, while writing his recent history, tried to get 
information from them, but got nothing more than a Bible record that 
the Landgrave came to South Carolina subsequent to 1680. Xo one else 
has been allowed to know or see anything, even first cousins. 

My impression is, ami I thing I have so written you, that the Landgrave 
was a physician, that he came to South Carolina from Bermuda. His son. 
Dr. George, married Dorothy Archer, of Bermuda. Dr. G.'s son, the Rev. 
Josiah, entered on his ministerial labors there as a pastor and, I believe, 
married his cousin, Elizabeth Danell, there. Several of Dr. G.'s grandsons 
returned to the West Indies and have disappeared. [Signed] 

R. B. Heyward. 

It appears to the writer that there is even less proof of Land- 
grave Smith's West India origin than there is of his Exeter origin, 
and I should say it is best when between two horns of a dilemma 
to take the gilded one. 

The following list of the Colonial Grovernors of Carolina is 
interesting in connection with this genealogy. 

[The first charter was granted March 20, 1662-'63. The second 
charter, June .30, 1665.] 

1. Hon. Col. William Sayle, July, 1669. 

2. Joseph West, Aug. 28, 1671. 

3. Sir George Yeomans, Dec. 28, 1671. 

4. Joseph West (second time), Aug. 13, 1674. 

5. Joseph Morton, Sept. 26, 1682. This governor married 
Elizabeth, sister of subsequent governor, Joseph Blake. 

6. Joseph West (third time), 1684. 

7. Sir Kirk White, 6 months, and died. 

8. Col. Eobert Quarry, as deputy of Thomas Amy, one of the 
Lords Proprietors, June 8, 1685. 

9. Joseph Morton (second time), 1685. 

10. James Coleton, 1686. He was expelled by act of the 
Colonial Assembly, and gave l)ond never to return to the Colony, 
Dec. 22, 1690. 



Vlh'dlSlA FAMILIES 127 

11. Seth Southel, 1GL»U. 

12. Philip Ludwell, 1692. 

1.'^. 'I'homas Smith, first Landgrave, 1693. 

14. Joseph Blake, 1694. 

15. John Archdale, 1695.' 

16. Joseph Blake (socoiul time), 1696. Died in office. 

17. James ]\roore, Sr., 1700. 

18. Brig. Gen. Sir N^athaniel Johnson, 1703. 

19. Edward Jinte, 1709. 

20. Robert Gibbes, 1710. 

21. Charles Craven, 1712. 

22. Robert Daniel, Deputy Governor, 1716. 

23. Robert Johnson, 1717. He was the last proprietary gov- 
ernor, and was deposed. 

24. Col. James Moore, Jr., first Royal Governor, Dec. 19, 1719. 

25. His Ex. Francis Nicholson, May 26, 17?1. 

26. Honorable Arthur Middleton, May 25, 1725. 

27. His Ex. Robert Johnson (second time), 1730. 

28. Lieut. Gov. the Hon. Thomas Broughton, 1735. 

29. Lieut. Gov. the Hon. William Bull, 1737. 

30. His Ex. James Glenn, Dec. 17, 1743. 

31. His Ex. William Henry Littleton, 1756. 

32. Lieut. Gen. the Hon. William Bull, Jr.. 1760. 

33. His Ex. Thomas Boone, 1762. 

34. Lieut. Gen. the Hon. William Bull, Jr., 1764. 

35. His Ex. Lord Charles Grenville Montague, 1766. 

History. 

In 1663-'65, Charles II made a grant of all the territory between 
29° and 36°, 30' Korth Latitude, extending Avestward from the 
Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, to eight Lords Proprietors, namely : 

Edward, Earl of Clarendon. 

George, Duke of Albemarle. 

William, Lord Craven. 

John, Lord Berkeley. 

Anthony, Lord Ashley. 

Sir George Casteret. 

Sir William Berkeley. 

Sir John Coleton. 



128 SOME PROMINENT 

Thomas Smith, Landgrave, Cacique, Governor, bom in Exeter, 
England, 1648, married (in Exeter, 1668) Barbara, daughter of 
Bernard Shenking. On August 10, 1669, when their first child, 
Thomas, was "a few months old," they left England on the ship 
"Caroline" for Carolina. In Old Town on the Ashley, 1672, Mrs. 
Barbara Smith gave birth to her second son, George, who was 
sent to Edinburgh, Scotland, for his education, and took there the 
degree of M. D. in the year 1700. He was the first practicing 
physician in South Carolina, a native of that Colony. 

George Smith was twenty-eight years old when he returned to 
Carolina. He had married while in Edinburgh, and his wife had 
died. They had one son, Thomas, who died in Bermuda after his 
marriage there, and left two daughters, one of whom married Dr. 
Hutchinson, who with his wife removed to New Providence, where 
they died, leaving a son, Robert, and a daughter, Hester, who 
passed through Charleston on her way to Bermuda in 1747. The 
son, Eobert, was sent to Scotland for education, and became a 
British officer in 1780, and was a captain in the Seventy- first 
Eegiment at the siege of Charleston. The daughter married a 
Captain Bell in Bermuda. 

In the Charleston, S. C, Probate Court Will Book, page 311, 
1692-3, is recorded that George Smith married Dorothy, daughter 
of John Archer, of Jamaica, W. I. George Smith, M. D., died 
in 1747, aged 79 years. George Smith, M. D., and Dorothy Archer, 
his wife, had issue: 

I. Archer Smith, b. 1702. 
II. Rev. Josiah Smith, b. in Charleston, S. C, 1704. 

At the age of twenty-seven, Rev. Josiah Smith graduated at 
Cambridge, Harvard University, Mass., whereupon he commenced 
a period of fifty years as a preacher and forty-five years as an 
author, the only theological author in South Carolina prior to the 
Revolution. 

The Rev. Josiah Smith died in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1781, aged 
seventy-seven years. He started his ministerial labors in Bermuda, 
and married there his cousin, Elizabeth Darnell. 

On account of the long and wearisome sailing trip across the 
Atlantic and the equal if not superior advancement of the West 
Indian colonists compared with those on the main land, the inter- 
course between the latter was much more frequent and intimate 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 129 

than with the mother couutry. All being under the same gov£rn- 
ment and speaking the same language, worshiping, in the main, 
the same God, and in the same manner, intimate business relations 
and intermarriages caused frequent trips, interrupted residences, 
and scattered families. 

Kev. Josiah Smith and Elizabeth Danell, his wife, had issue: 
I. Josiah Smith (known as the banker). He was a cashier of 
the Branch National Bank, of Charleston, up to eighty 
years of age. He d. Feb. 19, 1826. This Josiah was 
born at Cainhoy, St. Thomas Parish, S. C, Sept. 15, 
1731. 
II. George Smith. 

III. Ann Smith. 

IV. Martha Smith. 

:\Iary Smith (daughter of George Smith, M. D., and Dorothy 
Archer) married Eev. Mathew Bassett, pastor of the Independent 
Church of Charleston, and died with her infant, at its birth, 1756. 

Archer Smith (second son of George Smith, M. D., and Dorothy 
Archer), b. 1702, married, and had five sons, George, John, 
Thomas, Archer, and Danell, and two daughters, Sarah and 
Susannah. 

The third wife of Peter Taylor, whom he married after the 
death of Sabina Smith, was Ann Moore (widow Savarose). They 
were married October 21, 1762. By this third marriage Peter 
Taylor had one son, 'of whom there is no further record. 

George Smith'', son of second Landgrave Thomas Smith, mar- 
ried (Dec. 13, 1723) Eebecca Blake, daughter of Gov. Joseph 
Blake and Elizabeth Axtell (widow Turgis). The marriage settle- 
ment is dated June 10, 1717. In an indenture by Elizabeth 
Blake, Eebecca Blake, Thomas Smith, and Mary, his wife (Mis- 
cellaneous Eecords, Probate Office, page 537), Eebecca is spelled 
Eebakah. 

Elizabeth Axtell married, first, Francis Turgis; married, second, 
Governor Joseph Blake. 

Joseph Boone married Ann Alexander, born Axtell, widow of 
John Alexander and daughter of Landgrave Daniel Axtell and 
Eebekah, his wife, who was sister to Elizabeth Axtell, who mar- 
ried, first, Francis Turgis, and married, second, Governor Joseph 
Blake. 



130 SOME PROMINENT 

The high standing of members of the family in the community 
is shown by the number of them selected to guarantee the solvency 
of the paper money issued by the government. Among them we 
may name : 

Eoger Moore Smith, eldest son of Thomas Smith and Sarah 
Moore. He was a merchant of liigh standing and credit, living in 
handsome style. He married Miss Mary Eutledge, sister of Gov. 
John Eutledge, who married his sister, Sarah Smith. He was 
the father of a large family, including the talented Thomas Ehett 
Smith. 

John Ernest Poyas, M. D., was another signer. He married a 
daughter of Henry Smith, third Landgrave, Catherine Smith. 

Benjamin Waring, another signer, was a cousin and connection 
of the family. He was a planter in the neighborhood of St. George, 
Dorchester; one of the first settlers of Colmnbia, S. C. He 
married a daughter of Archer Smith and Edith Waring. Archer 
was a grandson of first Landgrave Smith. 

Thomas Waring, another signer, was first cousin and brother-in- 
law of Benjamin Smith, having married a sister of his wife. He 
was a naval officer at Charleston, and was a famous hunter. 

A navy board was established in 17T8 with power to fill vacancies 
in the navy and marine corps of the State. Among the commis- 
sioners were Eoger Smithy Josiah Smith, and George Smith, all 
members of the family. 

THE SMITHS OP EXETEE, ENGLAND. 

The history of Exeter, England, shows members of the Smith 
family almost continuously— father, son, grandson, and great- 
grandson — in various corporation offices. 

Of the earlier Smiths very little is known and much is conjec- 
tural. At the time when the city of Chard returned a member 
to Parliament it was represented by one of the Smiths, and, seeing 
that from the earliest records we find the family prominent in the 
district, it may fairly be supposed that the Chard Smiths were 
ancestors. The last members of Parliament for Chard were 'lohii 
Le Sniythe and Eichard Le Duke, lo'^T-S. The first member of 
the family we can place definitely is Sir Bobert Smith, Knighted 
by Edward IV, Mayor of Exeter 1459-69, and Bailift' in U53- 
1456-1458. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 131 

In Izaack's "Histon^ of Exetei-" we liiul this incident recorded: 

The King (Edward IV) was pleased to visit this city and was well 
entertained by the Mayor, to whom the King at his departure hence gave 
a sword, commanding that it sliould always he carried before the Mayor, 
and his successors. The keys and mace he re-delivered to the Mayor to be 
used as previously. The queen and the prince were likewise here. 

At this period, for more than a century, the members of the 
family were all engaged in the wool trade, the majority of them 
being serge makers. They were scattered about in the surrounding 
towns of Devon and Somerset Counties : Exeter, Crediton, Taun- 
ton, Chard, Ilminster, Ilchester, and many other places. By virtue 
of a kind of clanship in the family they united in designatini:' 
as Chief or Headman, Sir George Smith, of "Madworthy," who 
had the genius for accretion in accumulation of wealth. 

There is no documentary proof that the knighthood of Sir Robert 
Smith, conferred by Edward IV, extended to his successors in the 
office of Mayor, as does the Mayor of London, Dublin, and other 
cities, but they were all called "Sir," as was Sir George Smith, 
from the time he occupied the oflBce of Mayor. 

Prom the best data found, we can say that Eobert Smith, Mayor 
of Exeter, 145!) to 1469, was the grandfather of Eobert, Bailiff of 
Exeter, 15"^"^, who was the father of William Smith, Mayor of 
Exeter in 1553. Robert had other children, Richard and John, 
of Holditch, County Dorset, formerly County Devon. John died 
in 1560. He married twice : first. Christian ; second, married 
Alice. This Alice was the daughter of Alexander Muttlel)errie. 
of '"Jordans,"' County Somerset, and Ivatherine Bevin. John Smith 
and Alice ^luttleberrie, his wife, had issue : 

I. Jolm Smith, of Smith Harpe, in ''Yarcomb,'" Comity 

Devon, Mayor of Exeter in 156T. His will was proved 

November, 1606. 

II. Robert Smith, of ''Crediton." Devonshire. Will proved at 

Exeter, Ma}', 1590. Had children: Grace, Aaron, of 

"Credition." Died 1631. Married Agnes . 

III. Nicholas Smith, of Holditch, died 1596-7. Had issue: 
George Smith, of Holditch, buried !March 4, 1591-2. 
Married Aug. 18, 1579. (She died and was buried July 
1, 1584.) Married, second (July 15, 1585), ^fargaret, 
by whom he had issue: Benjamin Smith, of "Otter- 
ford." 



132 SOME PROMINENT 

TV. Thomas Smith, of South Chard. Married Alice Atkins, 

and was ancestor of the Burrage Smiths. He died 1609. 

V. Sir George Smith, of Madworthy, or Mt. Eadford, d. 1619. 

Married, first, Joan, daughter James Walker, of Exeter, 

by whom he had issue : 

I. Sir George Smith, knighted June 12, 1604. 

II. Elizabeth Smith. Married Sir Thomas Monk, and was 
mother of George (Monk), Duke of Albemarle. 

III. Sir Nicholas Smith, of "Larkbeare," buried Nov. 10, 1622. 
Married Dorothy, daughter of Sir Ealph Horsey. After 
Sir Nicholas Smith's death she married, second, Sir 
George Parry. She was buried, Exeter, June 17, 1655. 
Sir Nicholas Smith was knighted at A\Tiitehall, July 
23, 1603. 

IV. Eichard Smith. Married Jane Henning. 

Sir George Smith, of Mt. Eadford, after the death of his first 
wife, Joan Walker, married, second, Grace, daughter of William 
Neil (living Dec. 16, 1629), and by her had a daughter, Grace 
Smith, who married Sir Bevil Grenville, and they had a son, 
Eichard Grenville, Earl of Bath. Sir Bevil Grenville was a son 
of Sir Bernard Grenville. The father of Grace Neil was William 
Neil, and her mother Jane, daughter of Arundel, of Trevise. 

Sir George Smith was Bailiff of Exeter 1575-82. In 1585 he 
Avas Sheriff; Mayor in 1586, 1597, 1607, and Sheriff of Devonshire 
1615 to his death in 1617. 

Eichard Smith, Constable of Chardstock, was executed by Judge 
Jeffreys, September 7, 1685. He was grandson of Thomas, brother 
of Sir George Smith, of Mt. Eadford. (See AVestern Martyrology, 
London. 1873.) 

In 'Tlayfair's Baronetage," 1811, the account of the family is 
as follows: 

The more immediate ancestor of the family was Sir George Smith, who 
was sheriff of Exeter in 1583. He made considerable purchase of land in 
Devon and Somerset. He also inherited landed property from his ancestors, 
who had long been residents there. He had one son, George, and a daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth, who married Sir Thomas Monk, of Podderidge, Knight, by 
which marriage came the famous General Monk, the restorer of royalty, 
who was afterwards created by King Charles II, Duke of Albemarle, 
Knight of the Garter, etc., etc. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 133 

Sir George was succeeded by his son. Sir George Sniitli, Knight, who was 
Sheriff of the County of Devon in the 12th year of King James I, and 
represented the City of Exeter in several parliaments. Sir William Pole's 
History of Devon says that he purchased many manors and left them to 
his eldest son: 

Sir Nicholas Smith, Baronet, who left a son: 

Sir Nicholas Smith, Baronet, who died early in the eighteenth century, 
leaving a son, who died in infancy, when the title became extinct. 

During the ownership of Sir Nicholas Smith the estates were dissipated. 
The other sons of Sir George Smith, the second, entered into mercantile 
pursuits, and some of them settled in foreign countries. One of them had 
a son (grandson of Sir George), who was Consul General at Cadiz, Portu- 
gal. He had a son, George Smith, who acquired estates in Somerset, and 
was sought after by emissaries of King James II to be executed, but 
escaped. The descendants of this branch were knighted, and are holders 
of the title in England at present. 

Burke's "Peerage and Baronetage" is more circumstantial as well 
as different in facts. The account in that work is as follows : 

William Smith. Mayor of Exeter, 1553 (was the grandson of Robert 
Smith, Mayor of Exeter in 1469) had issue by Mary, his wife: 

John Smith, of Borage, who married Alice, daughter of Alexander Mut- 
tleberrie of Jordan, Somerset county, and by her had issue four sons : 

1. John. 

2. Sir George of Madworthy (now called Matford House). He was 
Sherifl' of Exeter in 1583, and of County Devon, 1615; knighted at St. 
Theobalds, 15 July, 1616, and died, 1619, leaving an heir: 

Sir Nicholas Smith, at Larkbeare, County Devon. 

Sir George's daughter (by his first wife), Elizabeth, was mother of 
George Monk. Duke of Albemarle, and his daughter, Grace, by his second 
wife, married the Cavalier Sir Basil Grenville, who fell in battle July 15th, 
1645. She was the great-grandmother of Mary Grenville, the accomplished 
Mrs. Delaney. 

The points of difference and resemblance of the coat-of-arms 
and crest of the English family from that of the American family 
will be seen by comparing the following description with the chart 
at the head of this chapter : 

Sable, a Fess erminois, cotised, or, between three martlets of the last, 
each charged with an ermine spot. 

Crest — A greyhound, sejeant. gules, collared and a line reflexed over 
the back, or, charged on the shoulder with a mascle. arg. 

Motto — Semper pdelis. 

Greorge ^lonk was named after his grandfather, Sir George 
Smith, in whose house, "'Iklad worthy," he was brought up. 



134 SOME PUOMI^EM' 

Sir jSTicholas Smith and Dorothy Horsey, his wife, had issue : 
I. Sir Nicholas Smith, of "Mt. Eadford."' Will probated 

Feb. 13, 1630. ]\Iarried Hon. Eose Lamliert, who died 

1677. After Sir Xicholas Smith's death she married, 

second. Sir John Blag-rave, of '"Southcote," Berkshire. 

They had issue one son. Sir George Smith, of ^It. 

Eadford, who died without issue, jSToy. 15, 1631, when 

the title became extinct. 
II. George Smith, of Mt. Eadford, Imried at Exeter, ISTov. 11, 

1643. 
III. John Smith, who emigrated to Carolina about 1630, and 

is said to have been father of Thomas Smith. Landgrave 

and Governor. 
IV. Edward Smith, Esq., of the Middle Temple, l^arrister, 

buried at Exeter, April 15, 1639. 
V. Ealph Smith. Will administered March 25, 1635. Had 

no children. 
VI. Edith Smith, l)uried in Exeter, 1640. Married William 

Bruton, at Shobrook, March 27, 1627. 
VII. Lettuce, of Sandford, County Devon, buried, Exeter, April 

1, 1684. Will is dated Jan. 20, 1666. This will shows 

that, at that date, her brother John and Sir James were' 

still living. 
VIII. The Eight Hon. Sir James Smith, of Little Chelsea 

(buried, Nov. 18, 1681), married Anne, daughter of 

Wm. Boeney, of Flexley Hall, County Gloucester. He 
. adopted Mary, daughter of his wife by her first husband. 

Mary married Sir Erancis Courtenay, ancestor of the 

Earl of Devon, and he secured, through his wife's 

adoption. Sir James Smith's estate in Devon. 

MONK. 

George Monk, first Duke of Albemarle, 1608-1670. was 1)orn 
December 6, 1608, at Potheridge, near Towington, Devonshire, 
second son of Sir Thomas Monk, Knight, by Elizabeth, daughter 
of Sir George Smith, of Madworthy, in the same county. 

Monk was knighted May 26, 1660, by King Charles: invested 
with the garter and made Master of Horse, July 7, 1660. Eaised 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 135 

to tliL' peerage by the titles of P)ai()n Monk of I'otlieridge, Beau- 
c'liaiiip and Tuyes, Earl of Towington, Duke of Albemarle, and 
granted a pension of £700 a year and given the estate of Newhall, 
in Essex. August 3, 1660, he was made Captain General of the 
British Army. He died January 3, 1670. 

Christopher Monk (1653-1688), only surviving son of George 
^Eonk, married (at sixteen years) Elizabeth, eldest daughter of 
Henry Cavendish, second Duke of N'eweastle. After Christopher 
Plonk's death his widow married, second, Ealph de Montague, first 
Duke of Montague. She had no children by either husband. 
Christopher ^fonk was Governor of Jamaica until his death. 

Sir Nicholas Smith claimed that he had traced his ancestry 
back to Edward I of England. The destruction of family records 
during the Commonwealth, especially those of middle classes, who 
had no means of protecting them, prevents in a great measure the 
establisliment by docmiientary proof of any, except those in public 
position. Consequently some antiquarians deny that the proof of 
Sir George Smith's ro^val descent is satisfactory or conclusive. I 
will, however, give it here for what it is worth : 

It has Ijeen clearly established that Catherine Bevin married 
Alexander Muttleberrie. This Katherine Bevin was the daughter 
of John Bevin and Eleanor de ]\Iontague. Eleanor de Montague 
was the daughter of William de Montague, of County Somerset, 
by a daughter of Peverill, of County Devon. William de Montague 
was the son of William de Montague, of Sutton-!Montague (name 
of wife unlcnown). William de Montague, of Sutton-!Montague, 
Avas the son of John de Montague and Agnes More. 

Joan Plantagenet, born 1272 (better known as Joan of Acre), 
daughter of King Edward I of England and Matilda, daughter of 
Ferdinand III, King of Castile, married, first (in 1290), Gilbert 
the Eed, Earl of Gloucester, and after his death (Dec. 7, 1295) 
married, second, Ealph de Monthermer, afterwards created Earl 
of Gloucester and Hertz. Joan Plantagenet died April 23, 1307. 
Joan Plantagenet and Ealph de Monthermer had issue : 

I. Thomas, Lord Monthermer. Married Margaret Tiptoft. 
Had issue : 



136 SOME PROMINENT 

I. Margaret Monthermer. Married Sir John de Montague. 
Knighted 12th Eichard II. He was a brother of Wm. 
de Montague, second Earl of Salisbury. They had four 
children : 

I. John de Montague, who was summoned to Parliament as 
John de Montague or "Montacute" 1357-1389, and died 
1390. Married Maude, daughter of Sir Adam Francis 
and widow of (1) John Aubrey, (2) Sir Allan Bruxall, 
K. Gr. They had two sons : 

I. Thomas de Montague, fourth Earl of Salisbury 1382-1428. 
II. Eichard de Montague, left no issue. 
III. Anne de Montague. Married, first. Sir Eichard Hank- 
ford; married, second. Sir John Fitzhewes; married, 
third, John Holland, Duke of Exeter and Earl of Hunt- 
ington, 1395-1447. Anne died in 1457. 
IV. Margaret de Montague. Married William, Lord Ferrars, 
of Grolyd, 1445. 
V. Elizabeth de Montague. Married Eobert, Lord Willough- 

by, of Earby; d. 1452. 
II. Eobert de Montague. 
III. Thomas de Montague. 
IV. Eichard de Montague. 

The second child above named, Eobert de Montague, married and 
had issue: 

I. John de Montague. Married Agnes More. 
II. William de Montague, of Somerset County. 

The marriage of Joan of Acre with her first husband's Squire- 
at-Arms was a defiance of the traditions of the Plantagenet family. 
It was looked upon as a misalliance, and her royal father became 
incensed and refused to recognize the marriage or receive de 
Monthermer in Court. The Scottish war, however, gave de 
Monthermer his opportunity, and he showed such intrepidity and 
valor that he gained the King's favor in 1306. The Bishop of 
Durham, who had married them, was the mediator in the 
reconciliation. Monthermer was elevated to high honors, as befitted 
the husband of a princess of the house of Plantagenet, and he 
became Earl of Gloucester and Hertz. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 137 

Thomas Griffith Mills" married, second Eli/;i Diana Tluinplireys. 
They had issue : 

I. Ann Sarah Mills', Ij. April 6, 180G; d. July :.^8, 1S30. 
Married Henry B. Hunely. Tn 1899 he resided near 
Matansas, Cuba. 
II. Rachael Budd Mills', b. June 23, 1807 ; d. Oct. 19, 18!)4, 
unmarried. 
III. Elizabeth Julia Mills', b. Jan. 19, 1809; d. Nov. 18, 1867. 
Married, first (June 25, 1830), Thomas Youngblood, 
M. D. Married, second (June, 1844), Eobert White 
Kennon, D. D., h. Jan. 25, 1813: d. Jan. 1, 1881. Xo 
issue. 
IV. Thomas Budd Mills"; b. Sept. 10, 1810; d. Feb. 26, 1811. 
V. Susan Griffith Mills', b. Sept. 12, 1811 ; d. Sept. 13, 1812. 
VI. William Griffith ]\rills", b. Xov. 5, 1812 : d. Jan. 24, 1856. 
:\rarried, first (July 12. 1837), Mary Azema Herbert, b. 
July 5, 1821; d. Sept. 25, 1853. Married, second 
(May 25, 1854). Jane E. Campbell. 
VII. Richard Humphreys Mills', b. Auo-. i:. 1815; d. Jan. 26, 
1816. 
VIII. Virginia Carolina Mills', b. Xov. 19, 1816: d. Jan. 30, 
1817. 
IX. Robert Humphreys Mills', b. Dec. 5, 1817: d. April 27, 
1874. Married (May 20, 1849) Mary Jane McLean. 
X. Georgiana Maria Mills', b. Jan. 23, 1820 : d. Jan. 31, 1820. 
XL Rosabella Budd :\nils', b. Jan. 3, 1822 : d. July 28, 1858. 
Married (Jan. 28, 1837) John Pozenton McMillin. 
XII. Thomas Jefferson Mills% b. Xov. 21, 1823 ; d. June 3, 1824. 
XIII. John Chapman Mills', M. D., b. Dec. 11, 1825; alive 1899. 
Married, first (April 6, 1854), Mary Azema Guidry; 
second (Xov. 3, 1874), Mary Elvina Burleigh. 
Sarali Mills® and George Lusher, of Bermuda, had issue: 

I. William Douglas Lusher', b. March 10, 1807; d. 1846. 
:\[arried (1840) Hettie Humphreys, b. 1822: d. Aug. 
5, 1851. 
II. George Williams Lusher", b. :\Iarch (i. 1809 : d. May 12, 
1809. 
ill. Henry Mills Lusher', b. May 23, 1811; d. during war. 
Married (184 — ) Letitia Pearson. 



138 SOME rix'OMJXEXT 

IV. Joseph Oliver Lusher', M. D., 1). Feb. 5, 1813; d. 187—. 
:\Iarrie(l (185—) Marietta Stateii. 

y. Eliza Williams Lusher', b. Aug. 25, 1816; cl. July 3, 1879. 
^larried, first (Feb. 4, 1843), George Bagiey Anderson, 
b. 1819; d. Sept. 30, 1846. Married, second (April, 
1853), Joseph Warren Webb, b. Oct. 35, 1813; d. 1865. 
YI. George Eobert IMills Lusher", 1). Jan. 33, 1819; d. Feb. 
4, 1831. 

VII. Eobert Mills Lusher', b. May 17, 1833 ; d. Wov. 33. 1890. 
Superintendent Education State of Louisiana, Agent 
Peabody Educational Fund. Married, first (Sept. 18, 
1851) Augusta Caroline Salomon, d. New Orleans, La., 
Oct. 31, 1873; married, second (Feb. 17, 1881), Alice 
Lamberton. She is a prominent educator in jSTew 
Orleans — a principal in the public schools. 

Elizabeth Julia Mills' and Thomas Yoimgblood, M. D., had 
issue : 

I. Eliza Medora Youngblood^. b. Aug. 23, 1833 ; d. Dec. 16, 
1877. Married (March 31, 1850) William Bibb Royall, 
b. Jan. 3, 1835. 

AVilliam Griffith Mills' and Mary Azema Llebert had issue : 
I. IJosabella Budd Mills^ b. JMay 39, 1838; d. Sept. 33, 1871. 

Mai-ried (July 29. 1859) Eev. John Andrew Miller, 

b. Jan. 35, 1833. 
11. Thomas Lewis Mills«, b. March 34, 1841 ; d. Sept. 24, 1867. 

Married (1864) Marie Laura Sutherland. 
III. Marie Elizabeth Mills^ b. Feb. 35, 1844. Married, first, 

Henry C. Millandon, April 30. 1864. He died April 

34, 1864, leaving no children. Married, second (Feb. 

16, 1873), Pierre Louis Eemy, b. May 80, 1846. 
TV. William Griffith Mills\ b. Sept. 17, 1847*; d. Aug. 1, 1876. 

Married (:\fay 30, 1873) Marie Genevieve Millandon. 

b. May 38, 1853; d. May 10, 1890. There were no 

children by this marriage. 
Y. Eiehard Humphreys Mills«. b. Jan. 1, 1851. 
VI. Joseph Berand Mills^ 1). April 4, 1853. Married (Oct. 

7. 1873) Leontine Ferav, b. Feb. 31. 1858. 



VIRGINIA /'I MILIES V.W 

Willi.-im Oriftith Anils'. .M. 1).. and .lane K. Caiiiplu'll had issue: 
r. John ('ainpboU AFills^ h. April 22, 1855: d. May 11. 1834. 
Married (Nov. 30, 18T4) Marie Doiiien<rt'aux, 1). June 
'31, 1855. She was the dau<ihter of Joseph Selrive 
Domenofeaux and Tdalic Collier. .Vfter the first hus- 
band's death she married. s(H-(tn<l (Feb. 15, 1867) 
Frederick Schmidt, and had issue, Claude Henry 
Schmidt, h. Sept. i), 1887. 
Eobert Humphreys .Mills' and Mary Jane IMcLcan had issue: 
T. Eobert Kennon :\Iills\ b. Jan. 30, 1852. 
IT. Albert Chapman Mills^ I). Dec. li). 1S5:!. Married (1881) 
Alice Carmelite Broussai'd. 

III. Huo-h :\rills^ b. 1855: (1. an infant. 

IV. :\Iary Klizaheth Mills\ b. Feb. 24. 1S5S. Married L. 

Coles. 
V. William Huo-hes Mills\ 1). 1860, unmai'ried. 
VI. William Henry Mills^ h. July 18, 1861. ^Farried Ettie 
Hu^jhes. 
Vll. Alice Mills^ I). 1865. 
VIII. Blanche Mills«, b. 1867. 

IX. Clary Kate Mills^ b. Sept. 12. 1871. ^Married John Coles. 

Rosabella Budd Mills" and John Pozenton Mc^Iillin had issue: 

[. Charles Daubig-ny Mc:\Iillin^ b. July U), 1845: d. Feb. 

19, 1880. Married (Xov. 7. 1872) Elizabeth Tennessee 

Eoyall, a cousin. 

John Chapman Mills', M. D., and Mary Azema Cluidry. his first 

wife, had issue : 

I. Patrick Lusk .Mills% b. Jan. 24, 1855. Married (June 11, 
1876) Justine Faugny. 
II. Ellina L. :\[ills«, b. Aug. 4, 1858; d. Oct. 31, 1874. Mar- 
ried Oct. 28, 1880, and had children. 
III. Robert Lee Mills^ b. Dec. 5, 1870. Married ^ov. 3, 1891. 
Eleven children were bom of this family. Only three 
married, as al:)0ve. 
John Chapman Mills'. ^I. D., and ^fary Elvina Burleigh, his 
second wife, had issue : 

I. James Burleigh Mills^ b. April 21, 1877. 
II. William Griflfith Mills^ b. Xov. 19. 1880. 



140 SOME PROMINENT 

• William Douglas Lusher' and Hettie Humphreys, his wife, had 
issue : 

I. William Douglas Lusher^, b. July 7, 1841. Killed during 
the Civil War. Unmarried. 
II. Mary Josephine Lusher*, b. May 1, 1844. Married 
(187—) Thomas . 

Henry Mills Lusher' and Letitia Pearson, his wife, had issue : 
I. George Lusher®, d. 187 — . Was an officer in the C. S. A. 
II. Nathaniel Pearson Lusher®, b. 1840 ; d. Feb. 5, 1859. 

III. Henry Lusher®, b. 1851; d. 186 — , during the war. 

Joseph Oliver Lusher' and Marietta Staten, his wife, had issue: 
I. Benjamin Lusher®, removed to iVrkansas. 
II. Robert Lusher®, removed to Arkansas. 
III. Alma Lusher®, d. unmarried. 

IV. Sarah Lusher®, d. unmarried. 

Eliza William Lusher' and George Bagley Anderson had issue : 
I. Robert Mills Anderson®, b. Nov. 17, 1843; d. same day. 
II. Sarah George Anderson®, b. Aug. 30, 1845, unmarried. 
Eliza Williams Lusher^ and Joseph Warren AVebb had issue : 
I. iVnna Jaquelin Webb®, b. Feb. 29, 1856. Married (Feb. 
1, 1881) William Ward, M. D., b. Sept. 15, 1843. 

Robert Mills Lusher' and Augusta C. Salomon, his first wife, 
had issue : 

I. Alice Lusher®. 
II. Adeliza Lusher®. 
III. John Robert Mills Lusher®, b. Sept. 5, 1861. Married 
Melita Sonby. 

Robert Mills Lusher' and Alice Lamberton, his second wife, had 
issue : 

I. Ethel Rol)erta Mills Lusher®, b. June 3, 1883. 

Eliza Medora Youngblood® and AVilliam Bibb Royall had issue: 

I. Richard Royster RoyalP, b. March 31, 1851. Married 

(March 8, 1877) Anna Haraldson Hughes, b. Oct. 4, 

1852. 

II. Elizabeth Mills RoyalP, b. June 17, 1853; d. Sept. 13, 

1854. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 141 

III. Elizabeth Tennessee EoyalP, b. Oct. 7, 1855. Married, 

first (Nov. 14, 1872), Charles Daubigny McMillin; 
(1. Feb. 19, 1880. Married, second (Sept. 1, 1881), 
Abraham Hensarling, b. Jan. 8, 1834. 

IV. William Yomigblood ROyall", b. Feb. 12. 1858. 

V. Lilly Medora EoyaU", b. March 14, 18G1. Married (Dec. 
18, 18T9) William Carson Bozett, b. Aug. 8, 1860. 
VI. Robert Kennou Royall", b. Oct. 4, 18G4; d. March 1, 1887, 
unmarried. 
VII. Robert Mdls Royall'', b. Oct. 3, 1868; d. Sept. 3, 1894, 
unmarried. 
VIII. John Newell RoyaU", b. Feb. 8, 1872. Married (March 
28, 1893) Arizona Belle Burnett, b. Nov. 11, 1870. 

Rozabella Budd Mills^ and John Andrew ]\Iiller had issue : 
I. William Thompson Miller'\, b. June 15, 1860; d. ]\rarch 
20, 1862. 
II. William Pickens Miller", b. March 26, 1863. Married 
Aug. 29, 1894) Anna Moore Webb. 
III. John Andrew Bedford Miller^ b. Oct. 28, 1864. 
IV. Thomas Louis Miller", b. May 29, 1868 ; d. Sept. 14, 1896. 
V. Mary Emma Miller", b. July 8, 1871. 

Thomas Louis Mills® and Marie Laura Sutherland, his wife, had 
issue : 

1. Mattie Azema Mills", b. 1865. 
II. Mary Thomas ^lills", b. 1867. 

]\Iary Elizabeth Mills* and Pierre Louis Remy, M. D., had issue: 
I. Marie Louise Remy", b. Dec. 8, 1873. 
II. Louis Mdls Remy", b. Dec. 13, 1875; d. Aug. 28, 1876. 
III. Henry Mdls Remy", b. Dec. 23, 1876. 
IV. Joseph Gaston Remy", b. May 14, 1878. 
V. Pierre Louis Remy", b. March 3, 1881. 

Joseph Berand Mills® and Leontine Foray, his wife, had issue: 
I. Elizabeth Seraphine Mills", 1). Aug. 30, 1874. Married 
(Oct. 12, 1895) Isaac Richard Brumfield. 
II. Thomas Remy :\Iills", b. July 31, 1877; d. June 6, 1880. 
III. Rosa Azema Mdls*, b. Sept. 16, 1879. 
IV. Maud Emma Mills", b. Feb. 11, 1883; d. Feb. 29, 1896. 
V. Dee Mills", b. April 25, 1886. 



142 SOME PlWjMJNENT 

VI. Chester Mills", b. July 8, 1889. 
VII. Norma Mills^ b. April 24, 1892. 
VIII. Evelina Mills^ b. May 22, 1895. 

John Campbell Mills'* and ^larie Domengeaux, his wife, had 
issue : 

r. Morris Marcus Mills". 1). June 16, 1875. 

II. Lola Lusher Mills^ b. Feb. 18, 1878. (Now Sister Marie, 
Olivia Order Perp. Ador.) 

III. William Arthur Mills^ b. Nov. 29, 1879 ; d. April 3, 1883. 

IV. Eiehard Joseph Mills". 1). July 21, 1881. 

Albert Chapman Mills* and Alice Carmelite Bronssard, his wife, 
had issue : 

I. Louise Marie Mills", b. Oct. 26, 1882. 
II. Henry Michael :\rills", b. July 16, 1884. 
III. Corinne Cecil Mills", b. Aug. 16, 1887. 
IV. Percy Joseph :\rills". b. Oct. 26, 1889. 

V. Violet Blanche :\Iills", b. Aug. 23, 1891. 
VI. Joseph Gordon Mills", 1). Feb. 5, 1894. 
VII. :\rary Jane Mills», b. April 7, 1898. 

William Henry Mills** and Ettie Hughes, his wife, had issue : 
I. Eex ]\riils", b. 1889. 

II. Laura Mills", b. 1891. 
III. Lilly Mills^ b. 1893. 

IV. Bruce M\\\s\ b. 1895. 

V. Eachael Mills^ b. 1898. 

Clara Kate ^iills'' and -lohn Coles had issue: 
I. Aime Coles", b. 1891. 

II. Hubbard Coles", b. 1893. 
III. Kate Coles", b. 1895. 

IV. Catherine Coles", b. 1898. 

Charles Daubigny Mc^Iillin'' and Elizabeth Tennessee TJoyall, 
his wife, had issue : 

I. Eosa Dora McMillin", h. Nov. 13, 1873; d. Aug. 10, 1895. 
Married (Nov. 13, 1890) James Aden Simmons, 1:. Aug. 
10, 1862. 
II. Charles Eoyall McMillin". 1). Jan. 13, 1880. Married 
(Dec. 1, 1897) Lula Sawyer, b. Dec. 18. 1882. 



VllidlNI.X FAMILIES 143 

I'atrick Lusk .Mills'' mid Justine l^'iiiiiiii y. his wire, had issue: 

[. Azoiiia Mills". 

II. H(>ll(' Mill.s". 

III. .VI ICC .Mills'-'. 

I\'. Lucy Mills". 

\'. Ida Mills". 

Iiohcrt Lfc Mills'" and , had issue: 

1. Kita Mills". 

IT. Odilla :\lills". 

lil. Elliiia Mills". 

Anna JaqueliJi Wchh"" and William Ward. .M. I)., had issue: 
I. George Stoddert Wai-d", b. Nov. 2, IS.Sl ; d. Aug. 14, 1882. 
If. William Clayton Ward", b. March 11. issn. 

III. Camilla Louise Ward", b. April -.M, isSo. 

IV. Eliza Lusher Ward", b. Nov. 33, 1886 : d. Aug. 9, 1888. 
V. Edith Jaquelin Ward^ b. May 23, 188!). 

XL riunies Hugli AYard", b. May 4, 1894. 

Richard Koyster Ixoyall" and Anna Haraldson Hughes, bis wife^ 
had issue: 

1. Archibald Hughes i^uyall'", b. Nov. i, 1882. 
II. William Bibb Hensarling Eoyall", b. Jan. T, 1884. 

III. Paul Debow HoyalP", b. July 18, 1886; d. Oct. 7, 1886. 

IV. Eichard IJ oyster Eoyall^^ b. Nov. 18, 1887. 

V. Robert Kennon RoyalP". b. March 22, 1890; d. March 14. 
1891. 
\l. Martha Crcy h'oyalP". b. Sept., 1891. 
VII. Mary Ann K'oyalP". b. -Inne ?, 1893. 

Elizabeth Tennessee I»()\air' and Cbai'les I)aul)igny McMillin, 
her first husband, had issue: 

I. Charles Koyall :\lcM illin"'. h. dan. 13, 1880. Married 
(Dec. 1. 1S97) Lula Sawyer, b. Dee. 13. I<SS2. 
II. Rosa Dora McMillin'", b. Nov. 1:5. Is;;', ; d. Aug. 10. 1895. 
Married (.\o\. i;!. IS'.tO) .lames .\deii Siminons, b. 
Aug. 10. 1SG2. 
Klizalieth Tennessee Ifoyall" and Abraham TTcnsarling. her S(H-ond 
husband, had issue : 

I. William Denny Hensarling'". 
I 1 . .\hralinm Tleiisarl iiii:''". 



144 SOME PROMINENT 

Lilly Medora EoyalP and William Carson Bozett had issue : 
I. William Carson Bozett", b. Dec. 30, 1880; d. Oct. 20, 
1885. 
II. Bertha Medora Bozett", b. March 4, 1882. 
III. Martha Elizabeth Bozett", b. Oct. 22, 1883; d. N"oy. 2, 

1885. 
IV. Claude Earle Bozett", b. June 2, 1885. 
V. Wirt Leggett Bozett", b. Feb. 9, 1887. 
YI. William Algie Bozett", b. Nov. 2, 1888. 
VII. Irma Lilly Bozett", b. March 5, 1891. 
VIII. Gladys Lorena Bozett"', b. July 18, 1892. 

IX. Birdie Ruth Bozett", b. March 27, 1894; d. Sept. 25, 1895. 

X. Guy Frank Bozett", b. Dec. 10, 1895. 
XL Norman Kittrell Bozett", b. Oct. 4, 1897. 

John Newell EoyalP and Arizona Belle Burnett, his wife, had 
issue : 

I. Lucile Verena Eoyall", b. July 8, 1895. 

II. Newell Eeginald Eoyall", b. Oct. 26, 1897. 

Wm. P. Miller'' married, in 1895, Miss Anna Webb. Issue: 

I. Eose-Budd Webb Miller". 

II. Wm. P. Miller", Jr. 

Jolm A. B. Miller*', Coleman, Texas, married in 1898, Miss 
Mattie B. Morris, and had issue : 

I. John P. Miller", b. Sept. 19, 1900. 
II. Thomas Louie Miller", b. Jan. 5, 1903. 
III. Caaude A. Miller", b. March 15, 1905. 
Mary Emma Miller^, Patterson, Louisiana, married in 1902. Mr. 
Horace Wadsworth. Issue : 

I. Horace Miller AVadsworth". 

Rosa Dora McMillin" and James Aden Sunmons had issue : 
I. Jessie Verena Simmons", b. Aug. 22, 1891. 
II. Elizabeth Mildred Simmons", b. March 27, 1903. 

Charles Eoyall McMillin" and Lula Sawyer, his wife, have two 
children : 

I. Arthur Willis McMillin", b. Dec. 21, 1902. 
IT. Rosa Dell McMillin^'\ b. .lulv 4, 1904. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 145 



CHAPTER VIII 



DIMITRY FAMILY. 

In the early occupation of Canada and Louisiana, and nearly 
to the same extent in the Euglisli Colonies, there was a disposition 
to multiply names and surnames, but during the French and Ameri- 
can revolution, and subsequently, tliere was a contrary tendency. 

In Canada, large landowners, with sub-tenants, received the 
title of "Seigneur" or "Lord," really landlord. Landowners of 
a lesser degree, living on their own property, and exercising 
authority as magistrates, were called "Sieur" or "Squire," corre- 
sponding to Esquire, the first degree of Knighthood, or "Gentle- 
man." The "Landed Gentry" of England is a name expressive of 
the meaning of the title "Sieur." 

Those, who in Canada and Louisiana acquired snuill conces- 
sions of land for cultivation or other purposes, by virtue of actual 
occupation on a nominal rent, but not exercising authority as a 
magistrate, were simply "franc tenanciers" or free holders. 

Originally, every person liad but one name. Plato recommended 
it to parents to give "hapj^v names" to their children. Tlie Pythag- 
oreans taught that the minds, actions, and success of men were 
according to their "names, genius and fate." The popes change 
their names upon their exaltation to tlie holy office, a custom by 
some authorities said to have been introduced by Pope Sergius (A. 
D., 687), wliose name i)re\i()us to liis pontificate was "Swine 
Snout." Other authorities — for example, Platus Onufrius — refers 
it to John XII (A. D., 1)56), and gives as a reason that it was 
done in succession from SS. Peter and Paul, who were first called 
Simon and Saul. 

In France it was usual to change the name given in baptism, as 
was done in the case of the two sons of Henry IT. They were 
christened, x^lexander and Hercules, but at tlieir confii'mation their 
names were changed to Ht'ury and Francis. It is usual for rrJifji- 



14(i HOME FROMI^EXT 

euses, on eiiti'i-in^;- inoiiasteries, or coiiveiit.s, to assume new names, 
to show they are about to begin a new life and have renounced "the 
Avorld, their families, and themselves."' 

Surnames first came into use in Ureece and Egypt, and arose 
from great deeds or distinctions, as Sotei', savior; Xicator, con- 
queror; Energetes, benefactor: Philopater, lover of his father; 
Philomater, lover of his mother. Strabo was surnamed Physicus, 
from his deep study of nature ; Aristides was called the just ; Pho- 
eion, the good; Plato the Athenian Bee; Xenophon, the Attic 
Muse; Aristotle, the Stagyrite; Pythagoras, the Samian Sage; 
Menodamus, the Eretrian Bull; Democritus, the Laughing Phil- 
osopher; A^irgil, the Mantuan Swain. 

Surnames were introduced into England liy the Xormans, and 
were adopted by the nobility, A. D., llOd. 

Tlie old Xormans used "Fitz," signifying "Son of,"' as Fitz 
Herbert, Fitz Gerald; the Irish used "0" for grandson, deeming a 
family not established until their third generation, as O'Xeal, 
O'Donnell; the Scots used "Mac" to signify "son of," as Mac- 
Donald, MacGregor; the Saxons added "s(m" to the name, as 
Williamson, Kobinson. 

This was the custom of the Braljanters and the Flemings, who 
were naturalized in the reign of Henry IV (1435). Among them 
we find many such names as Johnson, Wilson, Dyson, Mason and 
Xicholson. 

There was a disposition in the British provinces of America, as 
well as in Canada and Louisiana, to assume surnames taken from 
places and estates. While in the British colonies this was, gener- 
ally, merel\' to distinguish the person or family, as John Randolph 
of Poanoke. Charles Carroll of Carrolton, in Canada and Louisiana, 
the family name became lost in the name of the estate, or in the 
])olitical jiosition of the individual, so that brothers in blood often 
went by totally dissimilar names, as if belonging to different 
families. This increases the labor of a genealogist in attempting 
to trace a family history under such circumstances. 

The practice of the Catholic Chuivh in recording not only the 
names of parents, but those also of grandparents, both of the 
father and the mother, when making baptismal and other records, 
served to neutralize the difficulty to some extent ; and, indeed, these 



I I liCI \ /I I' AMI LIES 147 

cliiiicli ri'fords liiivr iirovcil iii(i>i \;ilii;il)lc, niid 1 rust wort liy. even 
iiioiv so than leii'al I'ccoids of wills nml tiansi'ci-s of property. 

A coniiiiittce was app(iiiitc(| hy the Senate k)^ the United States, 
in 17S(), to consider and icport what style or title it would he 
p]'()])ei' to annex to tlie oiriee of Pi'esideiit and \'ice Pi-esidciit of the 
United States. .\ joint coinniittee <»f the two eluunhers reported, 
"that it is iiiipropei' to annex any style or title of office to those 
expi'essi'd in the constil iitioii." This report was jidopted \)\ the 
House of Representatives, hut was not agreed to hy the most aristo- 
cratic Senate. The House, however, successfully ])ersisted in its 
deterunnation not to authorize any title. (Washinirton Writings, 
N'olunu' X, pp. 'i^)-'i'i. 

Xoel -Juelierand Sieur de Chatelets, a graduate at law, niemher of 
the King's Council, Auditor of the "'Merchants Co.." was never 
married. He was drowned with his nephew, Xoel. while traveling 
in France, in l()f!». 

Jean Jucherantl, Seigneur de Mure, hrother of the precedent, 
meniher of tlie King's Council, h. 1502; huried Feh. 7, 1673, nuir- 
riecl Marie Landlois, who was huried Jan. 15, 1681. at Quehec, 
Canada. 

The aho\i' hrotlier came to Quehec, in 1618, hecause Xoel was 
present at a marriage of a certain Jean Nicholas, who was married 
that year. (Eecords Oct. 22, 1637.) 

Jean Jucherand married Marie Langlois. They had issue : 
I. Jean, b. 1625. Married, Quebec, Xov. 21, KUo, Marie 
Francoise Gitfard ; buried, Quebec, 1685. 

II. Nicholas, b. . Married, Quebec, Sep. 22, 1649, 

Marie Therese Giffard; buried, Oct. 5, 1692, at Beau- 
port. 

III. Noel, drowned, in 1649, in France, witli his uncle of the 
same name. 

IV. Gene\deve, b. 1635. Married, in Quebec, Oct. 1, l()-t9. 
Charles le (4ardeur: huried. Nov. 5, 1687, in the Hotel 
Dieu, Quebec. 

Married, Quebec, Sept. 22, 1649, Nicholas Jucherand, sou of 
Jean Jucherand, and Marie Therese Gilfard, daughter of Kobert 
Giffard : huried. Beauport. June 23, 1714. X^icliolas Jucherand's 



148 .S'OMi; PROMINENT 

titles were, Sieur de St. Denis, Seigneur de Beauport. He was 
buried at Beauport, June 23, 1714. They had issue: 

I. Marie Jucherand, baptized, Beauport, Aug. 16, 1653; mar- 
ried twice: first, Quebec, Nov. 29, 1669, Francois Pol- 
let; married, second, Quebec, Feb. 25, 1683, Francois 
d'Autreuil. 
II. Charles de Beauharnais, St. Denis, King's Councillor, 
Lieutenant General of the Isle of Montreal, born at Que- 
bec, Dec. 15, 1685; married, Montreal, April 21, 1602, 
Denise Therese Migeon. 

III. Ignace Jucherand du Chesnay, Seigneur de Beauport, bap- 

tised, Quebec, Aug. 11, 1658; married, Beauport, Feb. 
24, 1683, Marie Catherine Pauvret; buried, Beauport, 
April 8, 1715. 

IV. Charlotte Francoise, b. Quebec, Feb., 1660, married, first, 

Beauport, Dec. 19, 1680, Francois Pachot; married, 
second, Quebec, Nov. 11, 1702, Francois de la Foret; 
buried, Quebec, Dec. 30, 1732. 
V. Madeline Louise, b. Quebec, July 12, 1662, married, Mon- 
treal, Sept. 1, 1694, Joseph Alexandre de 1' Estrigan; 
buried, Quebec, June 2, 1721. 
A^L Therese Jucherand, b. Quebec, Nov. 9, 1664, married, Aug. 
16, 1684, Pierre de la Lande Gazon. 
VII. Nicholas, b. Quebec, Aug. 31, 1666. 
VIII. Catherine Jucherand, b. Quebec, Oct. 21, 1668, married, 
Quebec, Dec. 19, 1689, Pierre Aubert, b. Quebec, June 
3, 1703. 
IX. Francois, baptized, Quebec, Sept. 21, 1670. 
X. Joseph, b. Quebec, Jan. 16, 1673; buried, Quebec, Nov. 
11, 1674. 
XL Louis, b. Quebec, Sept. 18, 1676. 
XII. Jaqueline Catherine, an Ursuline nun, surnamed des 
Seraphins, baptized, Sept. 7, 1679; buried, Quebec, 
April 21, 1722. 

The name Jucherand appears on many a page of the early and 
romantic history of Canada, Louisiana, and other colonial settle- 
ments. 

Charles Jucherand, "the St. Denis," established a post at the 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 149 

iiioutli of the Wabash Uiver, which is referred to hy tiie historian 
La ITarpe as follows: "On Feb. 8, nu;}, a pirogue hail come from 
the Wal)ash to Mobile, and brought the news that M. de Jucherand, 
Lieutenant General of the jurisdiction of Montreal, had reached 
tliere October 28, 1702, with thirty-four Canadians to establish 
a post at the mouth of the Wabash river in thi' name of the com- 
pany and with the intention of gathering bull'aio hides. 

"He asked for aid in men and provisions, but, although there 
was an order of the King to render this assistance, it was possible 
only to send him a barrel of powder." De la Lande Gazon, whose 
name appears in this genealogical line as the husband of Theresa 
Jucherand, was actively interested in the enterprise. 

Further on in "La Harpe's Histoire de la Louisiana," we trans- 
late: 

1705, February. On the 28th M. Lambert reached Mobile with several 
Canadians who had abandoned the post (on the Wabash), because of the 
Indian hostilities. They had abandoned at the post thirteen thousand 
buffalo hides belonging to the company of the deceased M. de Jucherand. 

M. Lambert was an ensign in the Canadian Company's service 
and had command of the post after the death of M. de Jucherand. 
The Indians having fallen upon the outlying plantations, M. 
Lambert deemed it the better part of wisdom to abandon the post 
while they could, their means of defense being inadequate. 

Charles Jucherand de St. Denis and Therese Denise Migeon 
married April 21, 1692, and had issue: 

Charles Joseph Jucherand de St. Denis, created Cavalier of the 
order of St. Louis, baptized Montreal, x^ugust 9, 1696. Married 
(in Mexico, Xew Leon, 1715) Maria Pedro de Valesca. He re- 
moved to Louisiana in 1700. He was in command at Xatchitoches, 
and at all times proved himself one of the most efficient men in 
the colony. As a reward for his services, Louis XY made him 
Cavalier of the order of St. Louis. He was highly esteemed by 
all the Indian tribes of Lower Louisiana and knew their dialects 
well. He passed his last year on his plantation, where he was 
joined by his wife, whom the Spaniards in ]\Iexico sent to him. 

Gayarre has dressed the story of this love affair of the Cavalier 
de St. Denis and the Seniorita ^'alesca in the garb of superlative 
romance. 



150 HOME rnOMINEXT 

Robert Giffakd. 

Dr. Seigneur de BeauiDort, b. 158T, came to Quebec. June 4, 
1634; buried at Quebec April 14, 166S. 

On December 31, 1705, Dr. Robert Giffard's l)ody was trans- 
ferred from the Hotel Dieu to the Cathedral for services, and 
thence to the family burial ground at Beauport, where it was 
finally interred. (Archives of Quebec.) 

Robert Giffard married Marie Renonard, h. 1659. They had 
issue : 

I. Frangoise Gilfard, b. Quebec, June 12, 1634. Married 
(Quebec, Xov. 21, 1645) Jean Jucherand, b. Aug. 
1665. 
II. Louise Giffard, b. Quebec, March 30, 1637. Married 
(Quebec, Aug. 12, 1652) Charles de Lauzon, b. Quebec, 
Oct. 31, 1656. 
III. Maria Giffard, b. Quebec, Xov. 1, 1639. Married (Quebec, 
Sept. 22, 1649, when only ten years old) Nicholas 
Jucherand: d. June 23, 1714, at Beauport. 
IV. Joseph Giffard, Sieur de Fargy, Seigneur de Beauport, 
b. Aug. 23, 1645. Married" (at Quebec, Oct. 22, 1663) 
Michelle Therese Nau, buried Jan. 1, 1706. 
Y. Marie Frangoise Giffard, the first Canadian reUgeuse. 
a sister of the hospital named "St. Francis Maria de 
St. Ignace,'' j^rofessed Aug. 10, 1650, buried Quebec, 
March 15, 1657. 
In the preface to his work, "Dictionaire Genealogique des 
Families Canadiens," tlie Abbe Ciprien Tanquay says : "Side by 
side with tlie nobility of the sword comes that of the gown and 
also that of science. Like tlie first, these had their degrees, l)ut 
they were not the less real." 

Thus Dr. Robert Giffard is qualified as a nobleman. In France 
he was "Councillor of the King and Physician in Ordinary in 
attendance on His Majesty.'" 

It would appear that the daughters of Dr. Giffard were married 
at a very early age. Early marriages were very common at that 
period and it should also be remembered that "b" stands in this 
record for "baptized" not "born." 



VIRdlMA /'AMflJES 151 

Miirried in Quebec, Septembor 7. K)?;"). .Iiii|ii(> dc la Landc. It. 
l()4iS, son of Pierre do la Laiidc, and Marie (rArressen de Notre 
Dame de Bayonne. Piei're de la Laude was Jndcce oi' the Court of 
Lauzon. Married Marie Cuillai-d. dau,ulit('r of A\'illiMiii Cuillard 
and the widow Fran(;()isc Uissot. They had issue: 

1. Pierre, horn Beaufort, July 13, 1685, was a captain in the 
Provincial Militia and surnanied d'Apreniont. He 
married an Indian princess of the Alal)aman nation 
whose name in the Indian dialect was Malanta Talya. 
Capt. Pierre de la Lande d'Apreniont was burned at 
the stake on Trinity Sunday. 1736, having been cap- 
tured in battle by the Chicasaw Indians after a disas- 
trous defeat of the forces commanded by Gov. Bien- 
ville, of Louisiana. 

II. Jaques Joseph, b. Quebec, July 33, 1687, buried Beauport, 
March 31. 1699. 

Til. Pierre Francois, b. Quebec, May 6, 1687, took the sur- 
name of his brother Pierre, after his death and held 
the office of Councillor of the King in Louisiana. 

1 \'. Fran(;ois Marie, h. Quebec, Sept. 10, 1690, buried Quebec, 
Jan. 8. 1703. 

\'. Marie Therese, b. Quebec, Aug. 31, 1691. Married (Beau- 
port. Oct. 13. 1711) Francois Aubert. 

In the interval between the surrender by M. Crozat of the 
exclusive privilege of trade in the vast region of Louisiana, and 
the assumption of exclusive privileges in Canada and Louisiana 
by the Western Company, of which the famous George Law was 
founder, called in contempt when it fell into bankru])tcy. "The 
Mississippi Bubble." M. Renet and M. Gazon. together with M. 
Aubert, made a contract with the government. May in. 170(). for 
the beaver trade of Canada. The contract ended with the current 
year 1707. having been annulled and abrogated by the ])hraseology 
of the charter of the Western Company. 



152 SOME PROMINENT 

The name Chaiivin is identified with the earliest history of 
Canada as well as Louisiana. Chauvin, a captain of the King's 
ships, succeeded to the royal patents of the Marquis de la Eoche, 
Lord of Robestral, and associating with himself an experienced 
navigator, Pontgrave, who had been trading during several years 
in the St. Lawrence, made two voyages with a view to establish 
trading posts. 

In 1602 he and Pontgrave explored the river as far as the 
point where now stands the city of "Trois Eivieres." In this 
expedition he established a little colony at Jadusac, now the city 
of Quebec and which was the beginning of that province. Chau- 
vin's rights Avere subsequently assigned by him to a company of 
Rouen merchant traders, under whose auspices several voyages 
were made by Pontgrave and Champlain; and when in 1610 these 
two chiefs of the company sailed for Prance, the colony was left 
under the governor, Pierre Chauvin. 

Noel Jucherand was, as has been hereinbefore stated, the auditor 
of the Eouen Company in France. While we have been unable 
to find documentary record of the fact, it is a plausible belief and 
tradition that this Pierre Chauvin, captain of the King's ships 
and Governor of the Province of Quebec had a wife in France and 
was the father of Eene Chauvin, who married Catherine Avard de 
Soleme, and had issue : 

I. Pierre Chauvin, born 1631 and was buried Aug. 4, 1699. 
Married (at Montreal, Sept. 16, 1650) Martha 
Autreuil, b. 1636, daughter of Eene Autreuil and 
Frangoise Lachaumerlin, buried Feb. 25, 1714, at St. 
Francis, Isle Jesu. They had issue : 
I. Marie Martha, b. Montreal, Jan. 17, 1662. Married 
(Montreal, Nov. 16, 1676) Nicolas Barron. 
II. Pierre, b. Montreal, Nov. 10, 1663. 
III. Barbe Therese, b. Montreal. Oct. 15. 1665. Married 
(May 20, 1687) Ignace Hubert, at Boucherville, 
Canada. 
IV. Gilles, b. Montreal, June 3, 1668. Married, first (Mon- 
treal, Jan. 21, 1697) Marie Cabassier ; second (Mon- 
treal, Nov. 24, 1700) Angelique Gazon. 



VJltGINIA FAMILIES 153 

Y. Michelle, b. Montreal, May 21, 1670. Married (Montreal, 
Oct. 21, 1695) Ja(iues Xepven. This Xepven family's 
fate was very sad. They went to the Wabash post, 
where the mother and her three children were 
massacred, and the father carried into captivity by the 
Indians was never afterwards heard, of. 
VI. Jaques, b. Montreal, May 17, 1672. 
YII. Joseph, b. Montreal, April 14, 1674. 
VIII. Nicolas, b. Montreal, Jan. 19, 1676. 
IX. Louis, b. Montreal, Feb. 17, 1678. 
X. Paul, b. Montreal, Feb. 21, 1680. 

XI. Jean Baptiste, b. Montreal, Jan. 30, 1684, buried Mon- 
treal, June 21, 1697. 
Of the above brothers, Ignace Chauvin settled in the Illinois 
country and was the ancestor of the Chauvins of St. Louis. 

Paul Chauvin settled in the Natchez Bluft' neighborhood and 
was killed in the general massacre of the settlers by the Natchez 
Indians in 1729. 

Joseph Nicolas and Louis Chauvin ultimately settled in the 
Tchoupitoulas district above New Orleans, and became successful 
planters. 

Referring to the expedition of La Salle, the historian La 
Harpe in reporting the return to Mobile in 1701 says, "Having 
arrived in the colony in December, 1699, with thirty workmen, 
he set out for the Tamerois in June, 1700. He stopped at the 
mouth of the Missouri River, where he was met by three Canadian 
travelers, who brought him a letter from Father Marent, a Jesuit 
of the Missouri House of "L'Immaculee Concepcion de la Sainte 
Vierge aux Illinois." 

These Canadian travelers were the Chauvin brothers, men of 
great courage and enterprise, honorable and trustworthy leaders in 
all exploring and trading expeditions. They are identified with 
the earliest history of Louisiana. They took part with Iberville, 
Sauville and Bienville in their expeditions to find the mouth of 
the Mississippi River and in the exploration of the river. They 
were with Bienville, and with them Commander Jucherand de 
St. Denis, in their expedition to reconnoitre the position of the 
Spaniards to the west in 1700. They were with St. Denis in the 
exploration of Red River the same year. They accompanied the 



154 iiOME PROMINENT 

picturesquel}' romantic expedition of the Cavalier St. Denis to 
reconnoitre tlie Spanish missions in 1713, and were partners with 
that brilliant officer in his trading expedition to Mexico in 1716, 
of which Gayarre has given the story. In 1719 they established 
themselves as planters in the Tehoupitonlas district, above N"ew 
Orleans. 

Joseph C!hauvin took the surname of de Lery afterwards and 
now known as Delery. Many connections and descendants of this 
family are living in and near New Orleans. The chief of these 
Avas the late well esteemed and highly distinguished physician. 
Dr. Charles Delery, of New Orleans. 

Nicolas Chauvin took the surname of La Freniere. which after- 
wards became the synonym of patriotism and fearless maintenance 
of principle in Louisiana history, in the person of the Attorney 
General of the provincial government at the time of its transfer 
from the French to tlie Spanish crown. 

Louis Chauvin took the name of Beaulieu, and afterwards his 
son, on inheriting a plantation called "Montplasir" from his uncle, 
Paul Chauvin de Montplasir, added the de Montplasir to his name. 
Paul Chauvin was not married. 

Louis Chauvin Beaulieu de Montplasir was the name he af- 
fixed to important documents, but he Avas known socially to his 
friends and neighbors during the latter part of his life as simply 
M. de Montplasir. 

La Harpe refers to the plantations of the three brothers Chau- 
vin in the following words, translated from the French : 

In regard to the grants located in the neighborhood of New Orleans, 
those of the Tchoupiloulas, belonging to Messrs. De I^ery, La Freniere and 
Beaulieu, Canadian brothers, are the most advanced in condition, and 
promise a happy success. It may be said in praise of these gentlemen that 
they were the first to give a good example, and they deserve particular 
consideration for the services they have rendered the colony. 

The sons of these men Ijecame conspicuous in their opposition 
to the Spanish control of Louisiana, and their hatred of the 
Spaniards was fiercely reciprocated. 

As fo]- La Freniere, he was one of the earliest exponents of 
that superlative independence of cliaracter, that earnest love of 
liberty, and that freedom of spirit which seems to have been first 



MllGINIA FAMILIES 155 

(l('\t'lo}KMl upon the soil of America. The boldiiess of his stand 
ill oi)posino- the transfer of the province to the Spanish crown 
eost him his life. 

He was the champion and leader of those patriotic confederates 
who chased the Spanish governor from the city and boldl)^ an- 
nounced those democratic principles which none had yet so plainly 
expressed, even on the natal day of American freedom : 

"In proportion,"" says La Freniere, '"to the extent both of com- 
merce and population is the solidarity of tlirones and peoples; 
Iwtli are fed by liberty and competition, which are the nursing 
mothers of the state, while the spirit of monopoly is but a tyrant 
and stepmother. With liberty there can be but few virtues. 
Despotism breeds pusillanimity and deepens the abyss of vice. Man 
under such conditions is considered as sinning before God only 
because he retains his free will." 

To appreciate this bold language it must be remembered that 
it was officially uttered by the Attorney General of an absolute 
King and intended to command the attention of tlie despotic 
government of France. 

La Freniere and his associates were shot to death in the open 
space in front of the barracks where the United States Mint now 
stands. 

To return to 1719 : In that year Messrs. Pellerin and Bellecourt, 
with a number of laborers, opened a place on St. Catherine's. In 
1720 M. Humliert, director general of the Colony at Xatchez, 
arrived with sixty laborers to impro^•e his concession. 

Perricault (who escaped the general massacre in 1739, because 
of his reputation as a boat builder) relates that he took lodgings 
with M. de la Loire des Ursines, director of the Western Com- 
pany, and after examination located his plantation on St. Cath- 
erine's, about a league from the fort, and there built a large 
dwelling house. There was some prairie land on the concession, 
which he plowed and sowed in French wheat. He erected a grist 
mill, forge, and machine shop to manufacture arms and imple- 
ments. He allowed M. de Montplasir (Paul Chauvin) to locate 
on land about a league from this settlement and to plant tobacco, 
which yields plentifully after the first year. 

In 1721 M. Humbert sold his concession to M. Colby, whose 
agent was M. Dumanoir. They retained all the hands, and all 



156 SOME PROMINENT 

afterwards perished in the general slaughter by the Natchez 
Indians in 1729. 

As I have previously stated, this de Montplasir was Paul Chau- 
vin, brother of Louis Chauvin, who, like his brothers, had taken 
a surname. He was never married and was the uncle of Chauvin 
Beauleu, and made him his heir, upon which Beaulieu added de 
Montplasir to his name. 

This Chauvin Beaulieu de Montplasir married Charlotte Duval 
d'Epresmeuil. 




Jean DoNELiu Sieuk de Mtrr, twin brothee of Nicholas 

Settled in Louisiana; Captain and Chief of Staff or Cavalry; great-gi'eat- 

grandfather of Marianne Celeste Dragon 

Among the lot holders of the original city of New Orleans in 
1724 we find: La Freniere, Lots 9-69; De Lery, Lots 11-22; 
Chauvin Beaulieu, Lot 16; Duval d'Epresmeuil, Lot 17. 

Louis Chauvin Beaulieu, son of Pierre Chauvin and Martha 
Autreuil, baptized Montreal, February 17, 1675 ; killed by the 
Natchez Indians 1730. Married Charlotte Duval, daughter of 
Louis Duval d'Epresmeuil and Angelique de Mony. 

Beaulieu was the youngest of the three Canadian brothers La 
Freniere, De Lery and Beaulieu, whose names appear frequently 
in the history of the early explorations and settlement of Louisiana 
and the Illinois country. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 157 

Gayarre, Vol. I, p. 444, gives an account of his death : 
"De Coulange and Beaulieii had been leaders of exploring 
parties sent to discover the positions and numbers of the hostile 
Indians. De Coulange was wounded and Beaulieu was killed, and 
of the twenty-five men that accompanied them sixteen were killed 
or wounded." 

The name d'Epresmeuil is the correct form, but it was variously 
spelled, Pregmeny, Preminj', Epresmesil and Epresmenil, In La 
Harpe, Paris, 1831, p. 377, the name is made to be D\ival de 
Preminy, and on page 381 it is Duval d'Epresmeuil. 




I 



Nicholas Daneau Seigneuk de Muy 
Chevalier St. Louis; Captain of Marines 

Jaques Daneau de Mony married Catherine Driot, of the Parish 
of St. Martin, City of Beauvois, France, and had issue : 
I. Nicolas, twin, b. 1651; d. at Havana 1707. 
II. Jean, twin, b. 1651 ; d. at the Tchoupitoulas settlement, 
near New Orleans, 1723. 
III. Angelica, d. in France. 

The general family name was variously spelled, Daneau, Danau, 
Daneaux and Danaux. The name de Mony was the general sur- 
name of the family which prevailed in Louisiana, but it should 
probably be written De Muy or De Muys. Indeed, it was fre- 
quently confounded with de Meuse. 



158 SOME PROMINENT 

Nicholas Daneau was Seigneur de Mu}', Chevalier and Captain 
of the marine detachment in the service of France. He dis- 
tinguished himself in Canada and was appointed to displace Bien- 
ville as Governor of Louisiana. He married three times in Canada 
and left there a numerous and distinguished progeny. He had 
gone to France from Canada and had sailed thence for Louisiana 
to assume the functions of his office, but died on the way at 
Havana, Cuba. (See "Dictionaire Genealogique," and Gayarre, 
Vol. I, p. 116.) 

Jean Daneau, Sieur de Mony, received a concession of land on 
the Tchoupitoulas, near Xew Orleans, from the Western Com- 
pany, where he established a Colony. The original grant signed 
by John Law is now in possession of Mr. Blair, one of the executors 
of the Hutchinson estate. It was presented to Mr. Hutchinson 
by the late Theodore J. Dimitry, whose heirs are now in possession 
of various commissions of Daneau's son and grandson, in all of 
which they are in every case called Sieur de Mony without any 
prenomen. 

Jean de Mony had been Captain and Chief of Staff in the 
Cavalry of de Lisle Duviger. He had been married to Elizabeth 
Jenicot at Dionaus in France. Their son Michael Frangois de 
Mony was born in 1701 and was later in the military service of 
Louisiana. His godfather and godmother, as appears from the 
baptismal certificate, were Charles Francois Pandely and Miss 
Anne Patigny. 

The given name of his grandson is not known. The baptismal 
certificate referred to is in possession of the heirs of Theodore 
J. Dimitry, as are the commissions. The baptismal document 
was issued July 23, 1710, and is signed by Philip St. Lor Louis 
Errard, Cure de Dionaus. 

Mr. E. T. Manning, of Xew Orleans, deceased, had in his 
possession miniatures of the twins, Xicolas and Jean. The former 
has about his neck the ribl^on of a Cavalier. 

Louis Duval d'Epresmeuil married Angelica Daneau de Mony. 
They had issue : 

I. Charlotte Duval d'Epresmeuil. 

"MM. Eandot, Laudirisio, Duval de Preminy, Morin and 
d'Artaguette were the heads of tlie Auditing Department of 
Louisiana in 1724." (La Harpe, p. 377.) On page 381 La Harpo 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 159 

while uttering complaints against the public oliicers, speaks a))- 
j)rovingly o( "MM. Ramlot and l)u\al d'Epresmeuii" ami jiraises 
them for their equity and ])i'()bily. 

The ert'orts made to determine tlie date and })hiee ol' deatli of 
Dnval d'Epresmeuii ha\e not been successful, lie is supposed 
to liave returned to France. One of his descendants died on the 
political scaffold during the French revolution. 

"Epresmeuil (Jean .lacjues Duval), Councillor of the Pai-lia- 
ment of Paris, born in Pondicherry. died on the K'evohit ionary 
scalfold in 1794."' (Records.) 

Francis Chauvin Beaulicu de Montplasir, born at Biloxi, no\v 
on the shore of Mississippi Sound, then within the jurisdiction, 
of the province of Louisiana and for a while the seat of the 
Colonial Government; died (at the Tchoupitoulas settlement,. 
above the City of New Orleans, which then extended only to Canal 
Street) October 1, 1803. He was a freeholder (franc tenancier), 
having inherited the freehold of his father. He was the son of 
Louis Chauvin Beaulieu and Charlotte Duval d'Epresmeuii. 
Married Marianne de la Lande d'Apremont, born at Fort St. Louis 
(old Mobile), aftenvards Fort Conde, daughter of Captain Pierre 
de la Lande d'Apremont (son of Pierre de la Lande Gazon and 
Therese Jucherand), baptized Beaufort, Canada, July 13, 1685; 
Inirned at the stake by the Cliicasaw Indians, Sunday, June 6, 
1736; and Malanta Talya, born on the Alabamon River about 
1692, at a village called Autega, in the Alabamon Nation, and 
<lied on the back bay of Biloxi in the winter of 1752. 

Pierre de la Lande d'Apremont had come with d'Artaguette 
from the Illinois country to meet the expedition of Bienville 
against the Chickasaws. He was captured with others, and after 
the defeat of Bienville was burned at the stake. "Claiborne's 
History of Mississippi" has a graphic account of this tragedy. 

The seat of government of the Colony was at Old Mobile (Fort 
St. Louis), in 1702-1711. Malanta Talya, then fifteen years of 
age, was brought a captive to the fort with her brother, an Alaba- 
mon chief, by the victorious Choctaws. Captain Pierre de la 
Lande, enraptured with her beauty, had lier placed under the care 
of the Sisters and afterwards married her. Malanta means bright, 
lambent, like moonlight on a pond of still water. Talya is a 
Spanish form of the Indian word for palmetto and also pond lily, 



160 



SOME PROMINENT 



with a slightly different inflection. Malanta was also called Mee- 
a-mee, or Miami. Her l)rother, who was brought with her to 
Fort St. Louis, was called the Alal^amon Mingo, or Alabamon 
Chief, "mingo" meaning "chief.'^ Her Indian name was "Octcha- 
houma-tchula," meaning "The Sleepless Eed Fox," He was 
adopted into the Choctaw nation and made their second chief, 
''Eed Shoes" being their head chief. 




Michael Uracos 
Born, 1739, Athens. Greece: died, 1821, New Orleans, La. 

Arsis of the Dracos Family 



A lion rampant, the fore paw resting on a broken column. 
Motto (Greek, translated) — Be astonished at nothing. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 161 

Alabamon Mingo was a notable historical cliaraetcr of colonial 
times. He was a man of groat intelligence and strength of char- 
acter, and the honorable alliance between his sister and the colonial 
officer made him the faithful and energetic friend of the French. 
He grew rapidly in power and influence by his fearless valor and 
intelligence as chief of the Choctaws, and controlled in a measure 
not only his own nation, the Alibamon, but also the Creeks and 
Muscogees. The Alibamons, owing to their proximity to the 
English settlements, had been inclined to hostility with the French, 
and this cloud of distrust the influence of Alibamon Mingo dis- 
pelled. 

He was the diplomatic agent of Bienville in his dealings with 
the various Indian tribes, it being Bienville's object to keep the 
tribes which were friendly to the French, friendly with each other. 
He was the chief organizer of the force of "Indian auxiliaries." 
This was not an easy task, owing to the opposition of the head 
chief, "Eed Shoes," who was inclined to an alliance with the 
English. 

Alibamon Mingo held his power and influence successfully until 
the triumph of the Chicasaws over Bienville and the death at 
the stake of Captain Pierre de la Lande d'Apremont, the husband 
of his sister. Then worn out with wounds and stunned' with 
perpetual strife, he took his sister, leaving her infant daughter in 
the charge of the Sisters, and retired to his cabin on the back bay 
of Biloxi, and died shortly after. 

Francis Chauvin Beaulieu de Montplasir married Marian de 
la Lande d'Apremont. They had issue : 

I. Marie Frangoise de Montplasir, born in the City of Xew 
Orleans, May 1, 175.5, and died in ISTew Orleans, Jan. 
15, 1822. She married at the Cathedral, St. Louis. 
New Orleans, in 1775, Michael Dracos, a merchant of 
Xew Orleans and a native of Athens, Greece. 
II. Robert de Montplasir, d. unmarried. 

Michael Dracose, or Michael Dracos, was born at Athens, Greece, 
in 1739. He was the son of Aiitonio Dracos and Clino Hellenes. 
He died in Xew Orleans, March 10, 1821. Married (1755) Marie 



162 SOME PROMINENT 

Frangoise Cliaiivin Beaulieu de Montplasir, known as M. de Mont- 
plasir, who was born in N'ew Orleans, May, 1755, and died in 
iSTew Orleans, Jan. 14, 1822. They had issue: 
I. Louise Dracos, b. 1776; died young. 
II. Marianne Celeste Dracos, b. N. Orleans, March 1, 1777. 
married, Oct. 29, 1799, Andrea Dimitry, a merchant of 
ISTew Orleans; d. Kew Orleans, April 22, 1856. 
This worthy and wealthy merchant of New Orleans came to the 
city when young and full of the energy of a pioneer in a new coun- 
try. He served in the company of artillery, attached to the regi- 
ment of Antonio Gilberto de St. Maxent, Colonel in the regular 
Spanish Army, in command of the Louisiana provincial militia, in 
the victorious campaign, of Don Fernando de Galvez, Governor of 
Louisiana, for the Spanish King, against the English, in West 
Florida, at the period of the American War of Independence. He 
served in thoSe campaigns as second sergeant of his company. He 
was promoted during the campaign to be first sergeant, and later 
commissioned a lieutenant, by Charles II, King of Spain, upon 
the recommendation of Baron de Corondelet. He was assigned to 
the regiment of Don Almonaster de Eoxas, in command of the 
standing provincial militia. 

Historical. 

Spain, having exhausted her efforts of mediation between the 
French and Americans on one side, and the English on the other, 
joined actively in the alliance against tlie British, in 1779. At that 
time Galvez issued his proclamation to the people of I^ouisiana, 
announcing and declaring the independence of the United States 
of America. Witli all the forces at his command, and assisted 
by a few Americans, he commenced a campaign against the British 
posts. He appeared before Fort Manchac, and carried its works 
by assault, Sept. 7, 1779. St. Maxent and his men were the first 
to enter the embrasures. Baton Eouge capitulated Sept. 21, 1779. 
and its surrender involved that of Xatchez. Gayarre says, "The 
Louisiana Militia behaved Avith extraordinary fortitude and 
discipline."' A Spanish report gives special praise to tlie artillery 
with which Michael Dracos served, in the following words : 

"The militia performed all their duties with inexpressible zeal, 
and in every labor, and in the service of the guns, gave constant 
proof of unlimited discipline.'" 



VIRGIN J \ FAM/LlhJS 163 

111 the cainpaij^'n of 17S(J (iahcz met witli tMnial succi'ss. ^Mobile 
rapitulaled on Marcli 11, and CJeiieral ("ampbell made his inglori- 
ous retreat to Pensaeola. Michael Dracos shared in the glories 
ol" the brave Louisianians. Again, in 1781, the campaign was 
reopened, and Pensacola was forced to capitulate to the ever- 
victorious (Jalvez; again was Michael Dracos with the Louisiana 
Artillery. "The fortifications were gallantly defended, but a 
magazine having been exploded by the fire of the Louisiana 
Artillery, the British forces were forced to capitulate. May 9, 1781. 
This capitulation involved the surrender of all West Florida. The 
value of these movements, in behalf of what General Washington 
called the common cause, can be adequately comprehended through 
a persual of Washington's Letters, Volume IV, pages 476 to 478. 

General Washington expressed an earnest confidence in the at- 
tachment of Bernard de Galvez, to the American cause, in eloquent 
terms. (See Volume VIII, page 176, letter of Count de Ver- 
gennes, footnote. Writings of Washington ; also Volume \"II, page 
93; also note p. 157.) 

Michael Dracos was an American citizen at the time of his death. 
In England his name would be Draco, being that of the great 
Athenian law maker. His mother was Clino Hellen, or Hellenes. 
Hellen was the name of him who was the son of Deucalion, the 
Noah of Grecian mythology, who gave origin to the Hellenes, or 
Greeks. Clino, in the feminine, means "Incline," "Yield," and 
is a Greek given name. Michael Dracos died March 10, 1831, in 
Xew Orleans. His body and that of his wife rest in the same tomb, 
in the old St. Louis Cemetery, Saratoga St., New Orleans. The 
exact date of his coming to America is not known, but it was before 
1764, as is shown by his warrant of promotion. He was still an 
officer of the militia when the territory of the province of Louisiana 
was transferred from France to the United States, and took part 
in the ceremonies attending the cession. Under the terms of the 
treatv, he became an American citizen without further action. 

Nicolas Drussakis married Mary (surname not known). Issue: 
I. Drussakis, whose given name was Drussus. 
11. Irene, who became the wife of ^f. Yori, and resided in 
Smyrna in 17SI4. lia\iiio nt that time two l)oys and two 
irirls. 



164 SOME PROMINENT 

Anthony Yrronsities and Garfalina, his wife (surname not 
known), had issue: 

I. Euphrosine Yrronsities. 
II. Nicholas Yrronsities. 
III. John Yrronsities. 




Andrea Dimitry, the iJiMiciRAXT 
Native of Hydra Island, Greece 



IV. Mary Yrronsities. Married Anthony Cashambriates. 
V. Niege Yrronsities. Married in her second nuptials Atha- 
nasius Ponlanquitros, a Surgeon of Hydra Island, 
Greece. (The word or tribal name of Yrronsities, was 
Zinkis or Zinkas.) 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 165 

Drussus Drussakis married Euplironsine Yrroiisities. They had 
issue : 

I. Nicholas Dnissakis-Dimetrios. Married llelleiu daucrli- 
ter of Stanatios Cashaiiibriates. 
II. Anthony Drussakis Dimetrios. 

III. Mary Drussakis Dimetrios. 

IV. Andrea Drussakis Dimetrios. Married M. C. Dracos. 
V. Theodore Drussakis Dimetrios. 
VI. George. Drussakis Dimetrios. Married Eliza Dietz. 

Andrea Dimitry, as his name was Americanized when he became 
a citizen of Louisiana, a native of the Island of Hydra, in the 
Grecian Archipelago, born June, 1775; married, in New Orleans, 
Oct. 29, 1799, Marianne Celeste Dracos, and died. New Orleans, 
March 1, 1852. Marianne Celeste Dracos was b. March 1, 1777; 
d. April 22, 1856, in New Orleans, La. They had issue : 

I. Euphrosine Dimitry, b. Sept. 12, 1800, in New Orleans, 
La. ; d. Feb. 13, 1873. Married, AprU 23, 1822, Paul 
Pandely, of England, in New Orleans. 
II. Mannella Airnee, b. Jan. 12, 1802, in New Orleans, La. ; 
d. May 2nd, 1882. Married, June 10, 1826, August 
Dietz, of France, in New Orleans. 
III. Alexander Dimitry, b. New Orleans, La., Feb. 6th, 1805; 
died. New Orleans, Jan. 30, 1883; married, Washing- 
ton, D. C, April 5th, 1835, Mary Powell Mills, daughter 
of Robert Mills. (Volumes II and III.) 

IV. Constantine Andrea Dimitry, b. New Orleans, May 2i, 

1807; drowned at Natchez, Miss., in the Mississippi 
River, in 1829. He was blind and unmarried. 
V. John Baptiste Miguel Dracos Dimitry, b. New Orleans, 
May 18, 1809 ; d. New Orleans, Jan. 12, 1873 ; married 
New Orleans, Jan. 12, 1836, Caroline Sophia Powers. 
VI. Clino Angelica Dimitry, b. New Orleans, March 7, 1811, 
d. Bay St. Louis, July 19, 1882; married, 1841, Gio- 
vanni Pieri, M. D., of Italy. 
VII. Marie Francesca Athenais Dimitry, b. in New Orleans, 
Feb. 15, 1813; d. New Orleans, March 22, 1897; mar- 
ried, three times ; first, March 23, 1829, Isadore Michel 
Ravant Martainville, of France — two children; married, 



166 



HOME PROMINENT 



VIII. 



IX. 



second, May 26, 1837, Jolm Bai^tiste de Lagarde, of 
France, and had two children; married, third, New 
Orleans, March 28, 1850, George Alexander Daniel 
Buel, of Zanesville, Ohio, and had one daughter. 




Marianne Celeste Deacos 
Wife of Andrea Dimitry 



d. 



X. 



Nicholas Dimitry, b. Feb. 7, 1815, in New Orleans, La 
Feb. 6, 1836, unmarried. 

Mathilde Elizabeth Theophanie Dimitry, b. New Orleans, 
Nov. 29, 1816; d. New Orleans, Oct. 9, 1869; married, 
April 22, 1839, Dr. August Natili, of Italy. 

Antoine Marie, b. New Orleans, Feb. 3, 1820; died un- 
married. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 1C7 

AU'\aii(K'r and Miguel Drac-os were men of ilistingiiished learn- 
ing, 'i'lie former especially was a linguist of remarkable ability, 
an orator and diplomat. 

Axi)i;i;.\ Di.MiTUY. 

Andrea Diniitry, a native of the Island of Hydra, in tlie Grecian 
Archipelago, son of Nicholas Diniitry and Euphrosine Antonia, was 
known in his own country by tlie name of Andrea Drussakis Dime- 
trios Apolocoruni. The family was one of the ancient Macedonian 
stock, one of tliosc families that abandoned their pastoral homes 
and herds after the conquest of Macedonia by the Turks, and fled 
to the rocky isles of the Archipelago. The family or tribe of 
Drussakis settled on the Island of Hydra, from which Andrea 
Dimitry landed in the spring of 1799. 

Naturally, on arriving in a new country he sought among the 
residents those of the same language and country as himself, and 
among them he found Michel Dracos. a prosperous and wealthy 
merchant, to be the most prominent. Dracos was pleased to find 
in Dimitry a num of refinement and knowledge of the world and 
requirements of trade, and also having the advantage of a good 
education. He therefore advanced his interests and gave him a 
seat at his table, and in October, 1799, he was married to the 
beautiful Marianne Celeste Dracos, daughter of his host. By her 
he had a large family, rose to wealth and prominence in the com- 
munity, and died March 1st, 1852. Andrea Dimitry took part in 
the war of 1812 to 1815, assisting in the defense of New Orleans. 
Tlie records of the War Department show that he was a private, 
in Capt. Frio Delabostris' company (second Cavaliers), Louisiana 
Militia. He enlisted Dec. 16, and served two months and twenty- 
five days. 

The New Orleans Sc?. of March 2, 1852, has the following: 
"Association de Veterans de la Louisiana, ide 1812 to 1815. Les 
membres de cette association sont respecturesment invites a assister 
aux funerailles de leur ancient frere d'armes. Andrea Dimitry, qui 
aurant lieu cet apresmidi a 4 heurs et demi. Le convoi partira 
de sa deniere residence No. 152 rue des Quartiers, entre Dauphine 
et Burgoine. Par ordre du president. 

Antiioxy Ferxaxdez. Secretaire." 



168 803IE PROMINENT 

The Time Delta, March 2, 1852, has the following: 

A noble veteran is gone. We have to record this morning the death 
of the venerable Andrea Dimitry, one of our oldest citizens, who was 
esteemed and beloved by a multitude of friends. Throughout his life he 
has been distinguished for a high sense of honor and for an integrity that 
brooked no thought of self. His social and domestic duties were performed 
with exemplary solicitude, and dying in his eighteenth year, he lived to see 
a posterity grow up about him, honored for their talents and their virtues. 
In his son, Alexander Dimitry, whom Louisiana proudly claims as her 
own, is reflected the purity of character and eminent virtues of his father. 

A detachment of the Washington Artillery appeared at the cottage, with 
a number of officers of other commands. The cannon's roar, and volleys of 
musketry announced the entombing of tiie veteran, tlie rites of which were 
solemnized by several clergymen. The officers and crew of the Greek vessel 
in port attended the funeral in a body, and the flags of the vessel were 
suspended at half mast during the day. 

PANDELY. 

Euphrosine Dimitry, eldest child of Andrea Dimitry and Mari- 
anne Celeste Dracos, b. New Orleans, La., September 12, 1800; 
d. New Orleans, February 13, 1873. Married (in New Orleans, 
April 22, 1822) Paul Pandely, who was the son of Nicholas 
Pandeli, a native of Greece, who emigrated to England, and 
married Elizabeth English, of royal Stuart blood. They had two 
sons, George and Paul, and one daughter, Ellen. George died in 
New Orleans, of yellow fever, about 1832, and was unmarried. 
Ellen Pandely, when 30 years of age, at Bay St. Louis, Miss., 
married Demetrius Canna, a Greek, who was sixty-two years old 
when they married, and ninety-nine when he died. His wife 
bore him three daughters, all living (1905), namely: 
I. Agnes Canna, not married: 
II. Catherine Canna. Married George A. Caldwell, son of 
Dr. Caldwell, and his wife, Miss Cooper, of New York. 
III. Elizabeth Canna. Married Eeuben Gamier. 
Catherine Canna married George A. Caldwell; died. They had 
issue : 

I. Frank Caldwell. Married Henrietta Lorentz, 190J:. 
II. Ollie Caldwell, unmarried: d. Friday, Dec. 29, 1905. 
Frank Caldwell, married Henrietta Lorentz, 1904. They had 
issue : 
I. Thelma M. Caldwell, b. July 17, 1905; d. Dec. 25, 1905. 



riROINIA FAMILIES 169 

Nicholas Pandeli was tlic son of Del Colmiiiati Fandeii, who 
was prominent in tiie political contest which terminated in tin; 
lihcration of the Greeks from Turkey. 

Paul Pandely, h. 1800, married, April 22, 1832, Eiiphrosine 
Dimitry. They had issne, twenty-eiojit children; only four 
reached maturity: Octavia, George, William, Elizabeth. 

I. Octavia Pandely, b. 1820; d. Aug. 2.'], 1896, at Bay 8t. 
Louis, Miss. Married Frank Michinard, Esq., attorney- 
at-law; issue, eleven sons and one daiiji'liter. Three 
sons only survived their mother, namely: 
I. Dr. Paul Michinard, a prominent and highly esteemed 
physician of New Orleans. 
II. Mr. Frank Michinard, long Washington, D. C, press cor- 
respondent; now in other business west. 

III. Mr. William Michinard. Married . They 

have tw^o children : 
Sadie Michinard. 
Florence Michinard. 
II. George Pandely, b. Aug., 1829; d. Sept. 28, 1894. Mar- 
ried (1854) Ernestine Martainville, b. Jan. 11, 1832; 
d. Nov. 23, 1873. 
III. William Pandely, died young, unmarried. 
IV. Elizabeth Pandely, b. 1835; living, unmarried. 

George Paxdely. 

Died in New Orleans, Sept. 2S, 1894, in his 6fitli year. He was 
born on the plantation of his father, Mr. Paul Pandely, which was 
situated on the upper side of Jackson Barracks, and is now a 
part of the city. Paul Pandely was a man of broad business ideas, 
full of energy, and with a scholarly mind filled witli a vast amount 
of information. He was of Greek and English origin, and was 
born at Plymouth. England. At one time he was professor of Eng- 
lish in the old Poydras College on Conde, near Chartres St. Dur- 
ing the youth of his son George, he hatl a saw-mill on liis plantation. 
In order to facilitate the transportation of logs to the mill, and 
lumber from it, he began the digging of a canal which he intended 
to make wide and deep enough for flat-boat navigation. But the 
crisis of 1837. whicli destroved credit and threw tlie whole conhtrv 



170 SOME ritOMlXEXT 

into distress and disorder, prevented him from financing his 
project, and the canal was never completed. The unfinished work, 
however, still goes by the name of Pandely's Canal. 

George Pandely was born in Aug., 1839. At school he exhibited 
the aptitude which indicated the success he met with in after life. 
His scholarly attainments were such that in early life he was offered 
the position of teacher in the public schools of the second district. 
He taught for two years, and afterwards served as chief clerk in 
Judge Lugenbuhl's Court, in the Third District. After some time 
in this position, he was appointed by P. Severe Wiltz, Esq., to be 
minute clerk in the court of Judge Philip Hickory Morgan. From 
1859 to 1888, George Pandely was associated as superintendent, 
with the railroad interests of the city. In 1859, Mr. John M. Le- 
peyre, President of the Pontchartrain E. E., appointed him super- 
intendent of the road. When Mr. Charles Morgan, of jSTew York, 
became owner of the Pontchartrain, he retained Col. Pandely in 
the same position, and also made him superintendent of Morgan's 
Louisiana and Texas Eailroad, which was the New Orleans, Ope- 
lousas and Great Western Eailway, extending from New Orleans to 
the Atehafalaya at Berwick, now Morgan City. Mr. Pandely re- 
mained in that position until the road was merged into the South- 
ern Pacific Company's System, in 1888. In that year he was made 
President of the Whitney Iron Works, of New Orleans, which 
position lie retained until his death. For several years he also 
owned and operated a sugar plantation, on Bayou Boeuf. 

In city politics he took an active interest, and was a member of 
the city council in 18G8 and 1869, from the eighth ward. 

At the beginning of hostilities, in 1861, Governor Moore ap- 
pointed him Colonel of Militia; although he did not actively par- 
ticipate with the troops in the field, he was able, owing to his con- 
trdl of tlie Pontchartrain li. li., to forward medicines for the 
Southern Army, whose pickets were almost within sight, across 
Lake Pontchartrain. 

Colonel Pandely married, in 1854, his cousin, Ernestine Martain- 
ville, and many children came to them, but one of whom survives; 
the youngest child, Laura, born 1875; married Alfred Patterson, 
and has four children : Euth, Marie Louise, Pandely and George. 
They live in New York, and have a suburban residence on Staten 
Island. Mr. Patterson is in mercantile business as an importer. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 171 

An elder daughter of George Paiidely, also named Laura, became 
the wife of the distinguished surgeon and physician, Dr. Arthur 
W. de Eoalds, elected President of Laryngological Association of 
America, July, 1906; now in Europe. She died without children. 

Col. Pandely was a man of broad views and extensive knowledge 
of men and things. Besides the classical curriculum of the schools, 
he had trained his mind to the consideration of practical economic 
questions, and those of a scientific character. He had travelled ex- 
tensively in the United States and Europe, which made him most 
companionable, and he was noted for courtesy and good-fellowship. 
He was a member of several of the most select social clubs — "Bos- 
ton." "Circle." "St. Louis," "Chess, Checkers and Whist," among 
them. 

Aimee Manuella Dimitry, second child of Andrea Dimitry, and 
Marianne Celeste Dracos, was born in New Orleans, June 12, 1802 ; 
died, May 2nd, 1882; married in New Orleans, Jan. 10, 1826. 
Auguste Dietz. a native of France. He had been Mayor of Marti- 
see, and was the son of Etienne Dietz, and Julie Bastile. They 
had issue : 

I. Marie Philomene Elizabeth Dietz, born Feb. 18, 1828, in 
France; d. Sept. 28, 1903. at New Orleans, La. Mar- 
ried, first, Capt. John Dimitry, of Hydra, Greece, who 
was a nephew of Andrea Dimitry^ and son of George 
Dimitry and Zinte Coro. 

Capt. John Dimitry was bom Dec, 1819. They had issue two 
sons, still-born. Capt. John Dimitry was commander of a river 
steamboat. 

Marie Philomene Elizabeth took for her second husband, July 
31, 1862, Antoine Challaire, son of Antoine Challaire and Justine 
Fons. They had no issue. Antoine Challaire died a few months 
after his wife. 

II. Paul Auguste Dietz, second child of Aimee Manuella 
Dimitry and Auguste Dietz. died, unmarried, in San 
Francisco, California. 
III. Alfred Dietz, died an infant; IS months. 
IV. Theodore Melville Dietz, died, unmarried. 
T. Paul Ambrose Dietz, a college professor, author and phil- 
anthropist, d. at Los Angeles, California, June 2, 1891; 



172 SOME PROMINEIS^T 

married Theodore Zoellair, and had one son and two 
daughters. The son, Theodore, and the daughter, 
Marie Gertrude, died before their father; the other 
daughter, Mary J. Dietz, is living in Los Angeles. 
VI. Marie Emily Dietz, bom in Mobile, Ala. Married Alex- 
ander Bidault, of Bordeaux, France, and had issue : 
Marie, Alice, Alma, Alida, and Abdul Auguste; all 
died young, the eldest but a few years old. Marie Em- 
ily died Oct. 11, 1904. 
John Baptiste Michael Dracos Dimitry, fifth child of Andrea 
Dimitry and Marianne Celeste Dracos, was b. New Orleans, La., 
May 18, 1809; d. New Orleans, La., Jan. 12, 1873. Married (New 
Orleans, La., Jan. 12, 1836) Caroline Sophia Powers, b. June 13, 
1820; d. July 10, 1892, daughter of Theodore Powers, and Caro- 
line Elizabeth Frances Perouse. Tliey had issue : 

I. Theodore, b. March 16, 1839 ; d. Saturday, May 31, 1904. 
Married, March 1, 1871, Irene Mary Scott, b. in Colum- 
bus, Ga., Dec. 3, 1852, daughter of Joel Tomlyn Scott, 
and Naomi Josephine Wood. They had issue : 
I. Josephine Naomi Dimitry, b. New Orleans, Jan. 9, 1872 ; 
d. New Orleans, La., Jan. 11, 1904; married, June 6, 
1896, Octave F. Desforges, of New Orleans. Their 
issue : 
I. Octave F. Desforges, Jr., b. Sept. 2, 1897. 
II. Irene Dimitry Desforges, b. Dec. 30, 1899. 
III. Theodore Dimitry Desforges, b. Dec. 4, 1901. 
IV. Rene Destouche Desforges, b. Dec. 4, 1901. 
II. Michael Dracos Dimitry, b. New Orleans, Aug. 9, 1874. 
Married, June 29, 1904, Genevieve, daughter of Geo. W, 
Flynn, Esq., of New Orleans. 
III. Clino Sophia Dimitry, b. New Orleans, March 1, 1877. 
Married, May 17, 1900, Louis Beauvais. They have 
issue : 
I. Alice Natili Beauvais, b. Aug. 4, 1902. 
II. Mary Clino Dimitry Beauvais, b. Aug. 24, 1904. 
IV. Theodore John Dimitry, b. New Orleans, June 26, 1879. 

V. Irene Mary Dimitry, b. New Orleans, July 4, 1881. 
VI. John Scott Dimitry, b. New Orleans, Nov. 21, 1886. 
VII. Charlotte Sophia Dimitry, b. New Orleans, June 24, 1890. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 173 

Theodore John Dimiti!Y. 

Theodore John Diniitrv, an okl and respected soldier and citizen, 
who, in the sacred cause of the Southland in the dark days of the 
si.'ties let his every energy serve with never failing zeal to the very 
last of the bitter struggle, passed calmly and peacefully away, 
Saturday morning. May 31, 1904, at 7 o'clock. Mr. Dimitry was 
65 years old, and had been an invalid for two or more months, 
from a complication, so that his death, though expected, was not 
the less a severe shock to his family and a large circle of friends 
and comrades, who regarded him for his true manliness and gen- 
nine kindness of heart. Through his protracted illness, Mr. 
Dimitry was a patient sufferer, uncomplaining, and grateful for 
the gentle ministrations of a faithful wife and helpful, considerate 
children, and finding consolation in the bright hope held out to 
him by the Eoman Catholic Church, of which faith he was a 
devout follower. As the good gentleman's eyes were closing in 
death, after he had received the blessed sacrament, the Spirit of 
Peace seemed with him and his end was as a wearied one sinking 
to sleep. 

Mr. Dimitry was born in Xew Orleans, March 16, 1839, son of 
M. D. Dimitry and Sophia Powers, who were very prominently 
connected with education in the state. He was the nephew of 
Alexander Dimitry, the first Superintendent of State Education 
in Louisiana, and who organized the public school system tlirough- 
out the state. 

At his death Mr. Dimitry was the president of the Louisiana 
Division, Army of Xorthern Virginia, Camp I, C. S. V., and the 
lionor of that office was due him, although he was but a private 
^soldier, on account of his splendid record in peace and war. He 
enlisted in Louisiana Guard Artillery early in March, 1861, dur- 
ing the first days of the liloody war, and the command to which 
he was attached was hurried to tlie front to play a part in the 
thrilling drama that was to be enacted in Virginia. Mr. Dimitry 
was in the thick of the terrific battle of Gettysburg and in other 
fierce fights with General Lee's brave army. As the war was 
closing, the young soldier, with other impetuous comrades in 
arms, avoided taking part in the surrender at Appomattox, and 
making their way through perils and difficulties to the side of 



174 SOME PROMINENT 

Jefferson Davis^ attached themselves to his person as body guard 
to the President of the Confederate States. Mr. Dimitrv and 
the other soldiers who formed the guard were with President 
Davis to the last and only left him when the war was a thing of 
the past and he begged them to do so. 

At the close of the war, IMr. Dimitry returned to New Orleans, 
and some time later Avas appointed clerk of the Council during the 
term of Louis Wiltz as mayor. After this he entered railroad 
service and became Superintendent of the Pontchartrain Eailroad. 
When the Pontchartrain was absorbed by the Louisville and ]!^ash- 
ville, Mr. Dimitry became Custom House Agent for the Southern 
Pacific Company, which position he held up to the time of his 
death. Mr. Dimitry graduated from Georgetown College with the 
degree of A. B. and afterwards A. M. He was also Vice-President 
of the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. 

He was an enthusiastic worker in furthering the essential prin- 
ciples of patriotism and American citizenship. 

II. Mary Celeste Dimitry, second child of Dracos Dimitry 
and Sophia Powers, was born Feb. 18, 1843. Married 
(April 26, 1866) John Thomas Block, who was born 
at Cape Giradeau, Mo., April 1, 1835. They had 
issue : 
I. Theodore Henry Block, b. March 12, 1867; d. New 
Orleans, La., July 14, 19 — . 
II. John Thomas Block, b. Jan. 5, 1873! 
III. Mary Celeste Block, b. Oct. 4, 1874. 
IV. Walter Bailey Block, b. Nov. 15, 1876. Married 
Graziella Francis, daughter of Dr. Francis, of Lafay- 
ette. They have children: 
I. Herbert Block. 
11. Ida Block. 

V. Susan Demarest Block, b. Aug. 1, 1878. 
III. Clino Sophia Dimitry, daughter of Dracos Dimitry and 
Sophia Powers; b. 1844. Married (July 11, 1877) 
Captain James Gale. They had issue : 
I. James Gale, Jr., b. New Orleans, Sept. 13, 1879. 
11. John Block Gale, b. New Orleans, May 1, 1881. 
■ III. William Dimitry Gale, 1). in New Orleans, Oct. 1, 1884. 



VIRGINIA FA MI LIEF! 175 

IV, Ali'xamlcr Diiiiilrv, b. ISKJ. .Married Ada Siiiilli and liad 
one (hi Id, Eloise Elizabeth Dimitry, b. May 16, 1884. 
:\rarried (Thursday, March 15, l!)Ofi, at St. George's 
Episcopal Church, by Kev. W. E. Woodhouse Durham) 
to Mr. Alvin V. Eckert. 
Y. Dracos Anthony Dimitry, Agent S. P. Ry., Xew Iberia, 
La. Married (Dec. 27. 1883) Mary Elizabeth Ruth, 
a gi'jinddaiighter of Alexander Dimitry. 
YI. Robert Lusher Dimitry. ]\Iarried Emily Pinigy. They 
had issue : 
I. James, in U. S. Army. Philippine Islands, afterwards 
returned to Xew Orleans. Married and has one child; 
clerk of Twelfth Precinct station; residence, 2124: St. 
Thomas Street. 
II. Frederick, lives in Xew York City, unmarried. 
III. Thomas, unmarried, lives with his brother, James. 
lY. Emily, unmarried, lives with her cousin, Mrs. Clino Gale,. 
113 A Stuyvesant Ave., Brooklyn, N". Y. 
Y. Nina Pinigy, married Angelo Stelle Yeargain, in Trinity 
Chapel, New Orleans, La., Dec. 6, 1905, by Rev. A. 
Gordon Bakewell. A. S. Yeargain is money clerk. 
Southern Express Co., at New Orleans; residence 
Melpemene, near Carondelet St., New Orleans, La. 
YI. Robert Lusher, d. New Orleans, La., June 7, 1894. 
Clina Angelica Dimitry, the sixth child of Andrea Dimitry and 
Maria Celeste Dracos, b. New Orleans, March 7, 1811; d. Bay 
St. Louis, July 19, 1882. Married (1841) Giovanni Pieri, M. D., 
Pistoya, Italy. They had issue : 

I. George Pieri, d. young and unmarried. 
II. Laura Pieri, d. young and unmarried. 
III. Anthony Pieri, d. young and unmarried. 
lY. Gino Pieri, b. Sept. 14, 1848. Married (June 28, 1869) 
Mary Alphonsine Cuevas, and have issue: 
I. Willis Pieri, born dead. 
II. Willis John Pieri, b. Dec. 3, 1870; d. May 13. 1889. 
III. Stella Pieri, b. Sept. 1871; d. 15 days after. 
lY. Clifton Pieri, b. June, 1872. Married Fannie Dardeunes, 
of Crescent Plantation, Plaquemine or Iberville Parish. 
They have a son, b. 1895. and a daughter, b. 1877; d. 
when eiffht months old. 



176 SOME PROMINENT 

V. Warren Fieri, b. Dec, 1873. Married Annie Kilper, of 
Houston, Texas, Jan., 1896. They have a daughter, 
Kinta Fieri. 
VI. Stella Fieri, b. in the early part of 1877. 
\1I. Eeuben Fieri, b. Dec, 1880. 
VIII. Chester Arthur Fieri, b. June, 1882. 
IX. Florence Fieri, b. 1884. 

X. Myrtle Fieri, b. 1886. 
XT. Otis Gino Fieri, 1). 1888. 
XII. Clino Fieri, b. 1890. 

XIII. Ivy Fieri, b. 1893. 

XIV. Ethel Fieri, b. Dec, 1895; d. same day. 

The father of Giovanni Fieri v^'as Andrea Fieri, b. in Florence 
and died in Leghorn, Italy, in 185-1. His wife was Elizabeth 
Mantueci. From this marriage was born : 
I. Mrs. Laura Cappalani. 
II. Mrs. Carl Just. 
III. Mrs. Diamonti Bertagni. 
TV. Giovanni Fieri, b. Oct., 1811, in tlie city of Fistoza. 

Giovanni Fieri graduated as a doctor of medicine at the Medical 
College, Fisa, Italy. After graduation he removed to Faris, 
France, where he founded the "Italian College of Classics." 
Thence, having become involved in political intrigues for the unifi- 
•cation of Italy, then composed of a number of separate govern- 
ments, he emigrated to Brooklyn, New York, where he was asso- 
ciated with Louis Xapoleon and the historical Italian politiciau, 
Mazini. This last in his letters, written as late as 1845, to 
Giovanni Fieri, called him "Carissimo Fratello," meaning, of 
course, that they were brothers in the same conspiracy. 

The plans of the brotherhood made it desirable to have an 
Hgent at New Orleans,' and Giovanni Fieri was sent there. In 
1841-2 he capitulated to the charms of the beautiful Clino 
Angelica Dimitry, and she proved herself to be as the name indi- 
cated, a "yielding angel,'" and they were married and removed to 
Bay St. Louis, where she died July 19, 1882, two years after the 
death of her husband, July 9, 1880. 

The wife of Gino Fieri, Mary Alphonsine Cuevas, was born Jan. 
1, 1852; she was the eldest daughter of Irma Wilkinson and 
Eamon C. Cuevas. Irma Wilkinson was the daughter of Julius 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 177 

C Wilkinson and Estelle Monet, who was of French hirth and 
lame to America in 1820, from Pan, France. Wilkinson figured 
in Mississippi as one of the leading jurists of his time. 

Ramon ('. Cuevas was the son of Don Juan Cuevas, wlio located 
on Cat Island, on the Mississippi coast, eleven and one-fourth miles 
east of Bay St. Louis, and had accumulated considerahle means at 
the period of the battle of New Orleans. 

A few days before the l)attle, officers from the English fleet 
visited Cat Island and tried to persuade Don Juan Cuevas to 
pilot them tiirough the bayous to the rear of New Orleans. This 
he refused to do, and in consequence he was placed in irons on 
one of the ships until after the battle, when he was liberated. 

Cable says, "Dan Cuevas held the ladder upon which Andrew 
.lackson climbed to victory," and indeed had he yielded to the 
solicitations of the British, which would not have been treasonable 
in an unnaturalized foreigner, the results of the fight might have 
l)een different and the loss of life by the defenders of the city 
would certainl}' have been much greater. 

Considering that the cheering cry of the British attack was 
"beauty and booty," the hand of God can be seen in the stand 
taken by Cuevas. 

The Congress of the United States was brought to see this 
noble stand in the proper light and he was voted $80,000 cash in 
compensation for his losses and imprisonment, but the money 
Cuevas refused, saying, in a somewhat Quixotic spirit, that he 
would take no reward for doing his duty. However, the President 
sent a special commissioner to ask him in what way the country 
could show its gratitude, without wounding his sense of propriety, 
whereupon Don Cuevas said that it had been the dream of his 
life to own Cat Island in his own right, and he was thereupon 
given the title to the island in fee simple. 

Marie Francoise Atheuais Dimitry, b. in New Orleans, Feb. 5, 
1813, married three times and d. in New Orleans. March 23, 
1897. Married, first (March 23, 1829), Isidore Michael Ravant 
Martainville, who was born in Sainte Susanne sur Riviere. Depart- 
ment de la Marche, Avondisement de St. Lo, has Normandie, 
France, son of Bernard Martainville and Frangoise Gautier, d. 
1833, and had issue, two daughters: 

I. Marie Fraugoise Virginia Ernestine Martainville, b. Jan. 



178 SOME PROMINENT 

11, 1832; d. Nov. 23, 1875. Married (1854) George, 
son of Paul Pandeli. 
II. Elizabeth Olivia Martainville, b. Jan. 9, 1833. Married 
Charles Antoine Fassy, Feb. 1. 1865. 
I. Henry Fassy, b. Jan. 7, 1856 ; d. March 31, 1859. 
II. Elizabeth Fassy, b. 1857; d. same day. 
III. Walter Thomas Fassy, b. Aug. 10, 1858. Married Pauline 
Marie Finance and had seven children : 
I. Olivia Fassy, b. Oct. 24, 1891. 
II. Walter Fassy, b. Oct. 24, 1892. 
III. Charles Fassy, b. April 27, 1894. 

IV. Olivia Josephine Fassy, b. Oct. 22, 1862 ; d. May 6, 1901. 
Y. Charles Antoine Fassy, b. Aug. 22, 1864; d. May 27, 
1865. 
YI. and YII. Two children, still-born. 
YIII. Virginia Ernestine Fassy, b. May 16, 1857; d. Feb. 21, 
1889. 
IX. Emma Amelie Fassy, b. Dec. 3, 1872; d. June 13, 1892. 

Charles Antoine Fassy was born in New Orleans, 1827 ; d. New 
Orleans, 1873. He was the son of Joseph Henry Fassy, who came 
to New Orleans in 1826, and was born in Scioto Marseilles, France. 
His wife was Amelie Bandez de Segoria, who d. 1847. She was 
of a Spanish family of Barcelona, which emigrated to Barancas, 
Florida, and thence removed to New Orleans. Joseph Henry 
Fassy died in 1857. Charles Antoine Fassy died from the after 
effects of an accident he experienced in falling down the hatch- 
way of a ship, the unloading of which he was supervising. 

Marie Francoise Virginia Ernestine Martainville married George 
Pandely. They had issue : 

I. Laura Pandely, b. Sept. 4, 1855. Married Arthur de 
Eoaldes, physician and surgeon, Feb. 20, 1873, in New 
Orleans. Laura died May 8, 1875. They had no 
children. 

Dr. Arthur Washington de Eoaldes, b. Opelousas, La., Jan. 25, 
1849, son of Dr. Abel de Eoaldes and grand-nephew of Gen'l 
Garriques de Faujac, an emigrant during the French Eevolution, 
and afterwards a State Senator of Louisiana; one of the heroes 
of the battle of New Orleans and specially mentioned in Gen'l 
Jackson's official report. His mother was Coralie Jestas de 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 179 

Folmont, of an old Soiith-of-Fraiice family. The son was care- 
fully educated by the Jesuits in France; a jury of the University 
of France awarded him a diploma as bachelor of letters, in 1866, 
and the next year he was made bachelor of sciences. He entered 
the Charity Hospital, as resident student, in 1866, and was gradu- 
ated from the medical department of the University of Louisiana 
in 186!), and immediately returned to France to pursue his medical 
studies. He passed the last examination by the faculty of Paris, 
which made him a doctor of medicine, and on the recommenda- 
tion of Prof. Melantos and Ur. Marion Sims, he was commissioned 
assistant surgeon of the sixth international ambulance, in the 
Franco-German War. During the retreat of the Fifth Army 
Corps on tlie eve of the battle of Sedan he was mentioned in the 
orders of the day for "acts of bravery on the battle field." He 
saved not only his ambulance corps, but a large number of wounded 
in an improvised hospital that had been set on fire by the Prussian 
shells directed against the pontoon bridge in the rear. He planted 
the flag of the Eed Cross Society on the roof of the building, 
which, in deference to the articles of the Geneva Convention, caused 
the Prussians to change the direction of their fire. The next 
day he rescued seventeen wounded from a burning house in 
Bruxelles during the heat of the battle. At the close of the war 
he bore the commission of full surgeon from Ct. de Flavigny, 
President of the Eed Cross Society, acting under the government 
of Versailles during the outbreak of the French Commune, and 
organized and directed the ambulances of Chaville and Ville 
D'Array. The thanks of the Eed Cross Society are recorded 
in highly complimentary documents with the presentation of all 
the surgical instruments used in his ambulance during the siege 
of Paris. In 18T2, he returned to New Orleans and served as 
chief of clinic to Professors Eichardson and Logan and, at different 
periods, visiting surgeon of the Charity Hospital. In 1876, he 
visited Nice, France, for his health, where he joined the medical 
society. In 1880, Gov. Witz selected him to take charge of the 
Charity Hospital. The Board of Administration, headed by Dr. 
Holliday, seconded his efforts to introduce a system of trained 
nurses, but then without success. Ten years later the manage- 
ment accepted the reform. At the same time Dr. Boaldes pro- 
jected the plans for an ambulance corps, since carried out b}' a 
successor. 



180 SOME PROMINENT 

From 1887 to 1889, he made a special study of the eye, ear, 
nose, throat and chest, spending the spring- and summer months 
in the hospitals of Europe. In 1889, he founded the eye, ear, nose 
and throat hospital of New Orleans and was made surgeon-in- 
chief, a position he still holds. In 1890, he was elected to the 
chair of Diseases of the Ear, Nose, and Throat in the New Orleans 
Polytechnic School of Medicine. He took part in the International 
Congress of Berlin, in 1890, and was elected Vice-President of the 
Louisiana State Medical Society, in 1892, and corresponding 
member of the "Societe Francalse D'Otologie de Ehinologie et 
de Laryngologie." In 1892, he was made President of the Medical 
Society of the Parish of Orleans, a fellow of the Laryngological 
Association and a delegate from that association to the Inter- 
national Congress of Eome. In 1895, he was elected Vice-Presi- 
dent of the American Laryngological Association and one of the 
delegates to the British Laryngological Association and also to the 
Fifth International Congress of Otology, held in Florence. At 
that meeting he was named on the committee of organization for 
the next Otology International Congress, which assembled in 
Lonclon in 1899. Dr. Eoaldes has contributed to the various 
medical journals at home and abroad, and is considered an 
authority on many subjects. 

The Board of Directors of the Progressive Union, of New 
Orleans, after a careful consideration of the entire situation and 
canvass of the city, agreed, in 1905, upon Dr. A. W. de Eoaldes as 
flie citizen of all who had performed the most meritorious work 
in the interest of the whole citizenship during the year 1904. Hon. 
Dr. de Eoaldes was elected President of the Laryngological Asso- 
ciation, at a recent Congress of the American Association, at 
Niagara Falls, which confers honor upon a New Orleans physician, 
who is now (1906) in Europe. 

II. Alice Panclely, b. Oct. 1856; d. May 13, 1859. 

III. Paul Pandely, b. Sept. 1858; d. Dec. 29, 1864. 

IV. Theophanie Pandely, b. Sept. 1860; d. Dec. 25, 1864. 

V. Marie Pandely, b. Feb. 29, 1864; d. March 1, 1864. 

VI. Josephine Pandely, b. ; d. about six months after. 

VII. Laura Pandely (second), d. about four months after 
l)irth. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 181 

VIII. Laura Pandely (third), youngest daughter of George 
Pandely and his wife, Ernestine Martainville, was b. 
March 2, 1874. Married (Dec. 16, 1890, in New 
Orleans) Alfred Taylor Pattison, who was b. in New 
Orleans, La., Aug. 13, 1862, son of William T. Patti- 
son and Caroline Loveland, of New York City. Resi- 
dence, Staten Island, New York. They have issue: 
I. Ruth Loveland Pattison, b. Nov. 7, 1897. 
II. Marie Louise Martainville Pattison, b. Oct. 18, 1898. 
III. Alfred Pandely Pattison, b. Feb. 19, 1901. 
IV. George Pandely Pattison, b. June 12. 1906. 

LAGARDE. 

Marie Frangoise Athenai's Diiuitry (widow Martainville) took 
for her second husband. May 26, 1835, John Baptiste Lagarde, 
son of Pierre Lagarde and Marie Frangoise Beguin, of Blaye, 
Bordeaux, France. John Baptiste was born on his fathers estate, 
in Bordeaux Canton, New Bordeaux, Department de la Gironde, 
May 25, 1793. He served in the Thirteenth Regiment Cuirassiers, 
Army of Lyons, under Marshal Soult, from November 27, 1811, 
through 1812 and 1813 to his honorable discharge, August 18, 
1814. On his "Etat de Service" the following endorsement is 
written in French and signed, "Breha, Brigadier General": '"Tliis 
young soldier entered the service early; he was twice wounded in 
battle; distinguished for bravery. Had his service extended over 
a longer period he would doubtless have made a distinguished 
record.'' He rose from the ranks to the position of "Marechal des 
Logis," corresponding to the post of "Quartermaster Sergeant" 
in the American Army, a non-commissioned officer. After his 
arrival in Louisiana he was employed as engineer in the con- 
struction of the new canal basin. New Orleans, and died January 
22, 1842. 

Pierre Lagarde, father of John Baptiste, was an officer in the 
Republican Navy and lost his life in a naval combat the >ame 
year his son was born. 

The first record in the family history dates back to 1522 or '24, 
when Francis I was engaged in his war with Italy. At that 



182 SOME PROMINENT 

time one x4.ntome Escalins des Aimards of Dauphine, France, a 
native of the borough Lagarde, entered the French Army as a 
soldier; being a bright man at a time when bright men were 
sought for, especially in the navy, he was transferred to that branch 
of the service and rapidly advanced. He held the position of 
''Naval Tactician." It was his good fortune to capture a doge 
of Venice whose ransom made him rich. This feat and the wealth 
it gave him aided in his advancement, and as none but those who 
bore titles could be commissioned officers in those days, he was 
ennobled by Francis I, under the title of Baron de Lagarde, his 
native borough, Lagarde, being his feoff. 

Antoine Escalins des Aimards Baron de Lagarde engaged in 
privateering against Spain, and accumulated great wealth, which 
he invested in estates and stock raising. In the time of Louis 
XY, the age of complex etiquette, we find existing an hereditary 
office called Farmer General, held by the Lagarde family. They 
had a fine suburban residence called the "Court Xeuve," where 
Madame Lagarde^, the chatelaine, held high court, whose salons 
were frequented not only by courtiers but by men of science and 
letters, such as Voltaire, D'Alembert, Diderot, Marmontel and 
Grimm. Later on we have another picture in 1793, when we find 
Chauveau Lagarde, a brilliant young lawyer, selected by the help- 
less deposed queen, Marie Antoinette, to defend her at her death 
trial October 14. There was a churchman in the family at this 
time known as Toncasse du Pozen. 

M. . Tasher, the father of the Empress Josephine, also was of 
this family. He married, at Martinique, Mademoiselle de Savois, 
who came from a respectable family of the south of France. They 
were married, in 1761, and Josephine was born June 23, 1763. 
M. Tasher joined the armies of France at an early age and was 
quickly promoted to a captaincy of cavalry. He was ordered to 
the West Indies, in 1758. When retiring from service he settled 
upon his estate, "La Pagerie," as all men of good families were 
expected to do. He was quickly promoted to a captaincy of cavalry. 
This rank at that time was in itself an evidence of gentle blood, 
as none others could be officers. 'Not until the brilliant innovation 
upon ancient customs bv Napoleon were inauguarted, v^ere officers 
taken from the common people. 



VIRGINIA FAMIlJEfi 183 

Professor Ernest Lagarde, LL. D., tlic (listin^uislicd linguist 
and the eloquent and learned teacher, lias been connected with Mt. 
St, Mary's College, as professor of Modern Languages and Litera- 
ture, for a quarter of a century. Previous to that he was in news- 
paper work, in New Orleans. He married Miss Ijconie Laforque, 
of that city, and by her has a large family. 

Marie Frangoise Athenais Dimitry married J. B. Lagarde. They 
had issue : 

I. Ernest Lagarde, b. New Orleans, La., Sept. 4, 1836. 
Married (Feb. 11, 1861) Anne Angelique Leonie 
Laforque, b. New Orleans, Feb. 9, 1840, daughter of 
M. Laforque and Angelique Langlois. They had issue : 
I. Mary Alice Lagarde, b. New Orleans, March 6, 1863. 
Married (Sept. 23, 1893) Chevalier Guiseppe Ferrati, 
b. Gradoli, Prov. Eome, Italy. 
II. Ernest Joseph Lagarde, b. Eichmond, Ya., Nov. 28, 1863 ; 
he is one of the secretaries of the Panama Canal Com- 
mission. 
III. Louis Dimitry Lagarde, b. Eichmond, Va., July 5, 1865. 
Married (July 18, 1894) Marie Tremoulet, of New 
Orleans, daughter of Henry Tremoulet and Celeste 
Lauve, his wife. They had issue : 
I. Ernest Tremoulet. b. about 1896. 
II. Henry Grasselli, b. about 1898. 
III. Louis D., Jr., b. about 1900. 
lY. Donald Eugene, b. about 1902. 

Y. Alice Marie, b. about 1904. 
lY. John Baptiste Lagarde, b. Eandolph-Macon College, 
Ya., Aug. 25, 1868. Married (April 9, 1902) Lilly 
Noble McMillan, daughter of William Alexander Mc- 
Millan (d. 1896), and Susan Tucker Noble, of Annis- 
ton, Alabama (still living). They have issue: 

I. John B. Lagarde, Jr., b. Feb. 8, 1903. 
II. Eugene Gaselli Lagarde, b. Aug. 5, 1905. 
Y. Ella Leoni Lagarde, b. July 18, 1870, near Mt. St. Marys, 
Frederick Co., Md., d. May 6, 1904. 



184 SOME PROMINENT 

VI. Ernestine Eulalie Lagarde, b. Feb. 1, i8?4, in Emmitts- 
burg, Md.; d. Nov. 15, 1875. 

II. Marie Anais Denise Lagarde, b. Feb. 15, 1839. Married 
(Feb. 4, 1861, in New (3rleans, La.) Richard Joseph 
Evans, of Washington, D. C. 

Ernest Lagarde, Jr., the eldest son, is in trading business in New 
York and Mexico. He was married, l)ut his wife is dead and they 
had no family. 

Louis D. Lagarde is at the head of a produce commission busi- 
ness, in New Orleans. He is married and has a family. 

John Lagarde is the manager and chief owner of a large lime 
mining and manufacturing plant in Alabama, and was recently 
married. 

Alice Lagarde married Guiseppe Ferrati, a professor of Italian. 
They live in North Carolina and have a family. 

Marie Frangoise Athenais Dimitry married, third (March 29, 
1850) George Alexander Buel, of Zanesville, Ohio. He was a 
building contractor of New Orleans, by occupation. He had. 
arranged to take his wife, to Zanesville to be introduced to his 
people, but was drowned in the Mississippi three months after his 
marriage and his body never recovered. They had issue: 

Marie Sarah Buel, b. December 30, 1850. Married (January 
16, 1872) Edward Theodore Manning, who died February 29, 
1901. Mr. Manning Avas a very able man, prominent in political 
life of New Orleans and author of many business projects which 
l)rought wealth to others, if not to himself. He was a staunch 
friend and loving husband. He had a magnificent memory of the 
relative order and details of past events in the political history of 
the city and for that and his general ability he was retained in 
political office as clerk or assistant clerk of the council for many 
years notwithstanding party changes in the government. 

The following ol^ituary is taken from the New Orleans States, 
of March 23, 1897: 

A descendant of one of the oldest Creole families of the State, the 
venerable and universally respected Mrs. Frangois Athenais Buel, died at 
10 A. M. to-day. at the advanced age of eighty-five years. She was a 
member of the well-known family of Dimitry, and leaves a number of 
children and grandchildren. The ladv had been in ill health for some 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 185 

time ami bore her suHVriiig with ( liiistiaii foitiliKlc. and wlieii liie end 
came she sucouiiibed without siiowiiig any sif,'n of pain. Ifer hist iiours 
were made peaceful by the presence at her bedside of her children, who 
did everything that loving hearts and willing hands could do to make 
their aged parent's end as jiainless as possible. Those of her family that 
survive are well known in this community. She was the mother of Prof. 
Ernest Lagarde, Mrs. Charles A. Fassy, Mrs. George Pandely, Mrs. Richard 
J. Evans, and Mrs. Edward T. Manning, to all of whom the State extends 
a condolence in this hour of their great affliction. The funeral will take 
place from the residence of Maj. R. J. Evans, 928 Clariet St., at noon 
to-morrow, and will be private. The interment will be at Metarie Cemetery. 

Tlu' t'oUowing is taken from the New Orleans I'icai/i/iip of 
Tnesday. March 33, 1897 : 

Another of the distinguished representatives of the old Creole families, 
Madam G. A. D. Buel, has passed away. The maiden name of this 
estimable lady was Marie Frangoise Athenais Dimitry, and she was a 
native of New Orleans, being among the youngest of the children of Andrea 
Dimitry and Marion Celeste Dragon. Mrs. Buel was born on the 5th of 
February, 1813, and was baptised by Pere Antoine, of blessed memory. 
Among her brothers older than herself, who herself survived all her 
brothers and sisters, were the late Professor Alexander Dimitry and Pro- 
fessor Dracos Dimitry. Having reached midway in the decade of octoge- 
narians, she was the last of that generation of her family, which included 
among its members, besides the brothers named, her sisters, all now de- 
ceased, Mrs. Euphorine Pandely, Mrs. Augusta Dietz, Mrs. Dr. Giovanni 
Pieri, and Mrs. Dr. Auguste Natili, the last named of whom Nvas the 
mother of Mrs. Randolph Xatili. 

As an infant. Mrs. Buel heard the guns of the battle of New Orleans, 
when her father was serving her country, as a member of the 2d Louisiana 
Cavaliers. 

Mrs. Buel was married three times, first to Mr. Isidore Ravant JNIartain- 
ville, the children of that marriage being Olivia, surviving widow of !Mr. 
Charles A. Fassy, and Ernestine, deceased wife of the late George Pandely. 

By her second marriage she became the wife of ]Mr. J. B. Lagarde, 
who had been an officer in the army of the first Emperor Napoleon, one of 
the eliildren of that marriage being Prof. Ernest Lagarde, the accomplished 
scholar and linguist, who for the past twenty-five years has occupied with 
distinction the chair of professor of literature and modern languages at 
IMt. St. Mary's College, Emmittsburg, Md. Another child, a daughter by 
this marriage, Anais, is wife of ]Maj. Richard J. Evans, of this city. 

In 1850, the deceased married the late Mr. George Alexander D. Buel, 
and the issue of this marriage, a daughter, Marie, is the wife of Mr. Ed. 
T. Planning. 

In the venerable years slie has attained, Mrs. Buel lived to greet many 
greatjjrandchildren. 



18t) SOME PROMINENT 

Mrs. Buel was remarkable for great vivacity of mind, which even in old 
age did not desert her. She possessed a refined wit, the inheritance, per- 
haps, of her Athenian ancestors, and was gifted with a natural intellect 
of very high order, polished by reading, travel, and observation. She wrote 
graceful poetry and vigorous prose, although not for the printer, as her 
modest appreciation of her own powers would not permit her to measure 
her ability by the standard put to it by others. French was her favorite 
language, though she spoke English equally well. In her youth she had 
been educated chiefly by private tutors, that being the custom of the time 
with families in Louisiana. She possessed skill in portrait painting on 
ivory. In the all-important subject of religion she was zealous and in- 
spired with an abiding and unquestioning faith in the doctrine and teach- 
ing of the Roman Catholic Church. Her nature was kind : her hospitality' 
limited only by her opportunities; her conversation cheerfvil, animate<l 
and instructive. 

Mrs. Buel was one of those typical Southern women whose hearts were 
enlisted in the cause of the South during the Civil War, in which she had. 
as Confederate soldiers, a son, sons-in-laAv, and many nephews. 

W)ien General Butler, during his occupation of the city of New Orleans, 
issued his order calling upon all citizens, irrespective of sex, to take the 
oath of allegiance to the United States or declare themselves "enemies of 
the United States,'" as Butler worded it, Mrs. Buel chose the latter atti- 
tude as being more consistent with her Confederate sentiments, and when 
later the "registered enemies" were required to leave the city, to the 
number of some 11,000, she took her family to Richmond, where her 
brother. Alexander Diniitry, was then residing, connected witli the Con- 
federate Postoffice Department, as Chief of the Finance Bureau and one of 
the Assistant Postmaster Generals. 

Until tlie close of the war her home, at Richmond, was the hospitable 
resort of the many Creoles of Louisiana who were domiciled in Richmond 
and. like herself, refugees from their homes. The remnant of that band 
of Louisiana exiles, who knew this noble-hearted lady and her family in 
Richmond in those days of patriotism and privation, will hear of her death 
with regret. When Mrs. Buel became a voluntary exile from her native 
city she left behind her valuable property, including real estate, and this 
she found lost to her on her return. 

Mrs. Buel, by her younger kinsmen especially, was regarded with peculiar 
interest and veneration as being the last survivor of that large family 
circle which had once included their own grandfather and grandmother 
and their own fathers and mothers. 

She was truly the Louisiana lady of the old school, of whom so few 
now survive, and the appellation "La Marquise," which was playfully given 
her, was merited by her distinguished bearing and aristocratic presence, as 
well as by her marriage to Mr. Lagarde, whose family had borne that title 
in France. 



VIRGIMA FAMILIES 187 

Mathilde Elizabetli Theophanie Dimitry, born November 29, 
1816; died October 9, 1869. Married (April 22, 1839) Dr. 
Augusta Natili;, of Pisa, Italy. 

Dr. Auguste Xatili was tlie son of Charles Natili and Magdalene 
Venturi. He was born in 1808, and died March 20, 1865. He 
was a native of Pisa, in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. The pass- 
port of Dr. Auguste Natili, given by the authorities of the Grand 
Duchy of Tuscany, is dated March 33, 1837, and states that he was 
then twenty-nine years old. a native of Pisa, with residence there, 
and is given leave to go to Paris, France. The passport is viseed 
in France, April 26, 1837. and in New Orleans, August 21, 1838. 
The last vise in France is August 24, 1837. Dr. Natili had a 
number of certificates from the professors of the "Faculty of 
Medecin" at Paris that he had attended courses of lectures there 
in the spring of 1837. Dr. Natili was notified, August 22, 1840, 
of his election as corresponding member of the National Institute 
for the promotion of science. A certificate of the Eoyal College 
of France, dated August 19, 1837, is to the effect that Dr. Auguste 
Natili had attended the medical courses during the second term 
of 1837. Dr. Natili's diploma as a Doctor of Medicine was given 
by the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and is dated June 13, 1826. II 
Commissario Mario Laselli states that he pursued a final course 
of medicine for graduation, in August, 1825, having been excused 
from the previous course by reason of "creditable work and dis- 
coveries" in science and art. 

The following is a translation of the Spanish record in the 
archives of St. Louis Cathedral. New Orleans, La., of the baptism 
of Theophanie Dimitry and is interesting as showing the value 
of such records in tracing the genealogy of a family. 

"Records of Baptisms at the Parochial Churcli of St. Louis." 
New Orleans, page 34: 

^Iathilde On the 16tli day of October, in the year 1818, I. F. Antonio 
TsAVEX de Sedalla, of the order of the Caperchins, curator of the 

Dimitry church and parish of St. Louis, in the city of New Orleans, 
baptized and poured the sacred balm upon a girl child who 
was born on the twenty-ninth day of November, one thousand eight hundred 
and sixteen, the legitimate daughter of Don Andrea Dimitry, a native of 
the island of Hydra, in the Archipelago of Greece, and of Donni Marianna 
Dragon, a native of this city, in presence of several relatives; her paternal 
grandfather and grandmother being Don Andrea Nicolas Dimitry and 



188 SOME PROMINENT 

Donna Euphrosine Russi ; and her maternal grandfather and gxandmother 
being Don Miguel Dragon and Donna Francesta Montplasis. Upon which 
child I administered the sacred ceremonies and prayers and imposed the 
name Mathilde Elizabeth, while the god-father and god-mother were Con- 
stantine and Angelico Clino Dimitry, brother and sister of the one baptized, 
and I explained to them the spiritual parental relation. 

[Signed] Fr. Antonio de Sedalla. 

The marriage settlement of Dr. Auguste Natili and Miss 
Dimitry was dated April 22, 1839, and is between — "Mr. Auguste 
Natili, about 31 years, a native of Pisa, in the Grand Duchy of 
Tuscany, in Italy, son of Charles ISTatili and Magdaline Venturi 

and 
Miss Mathilde Elizabeth Theophanie Dimitry, aged nearly twenty- 
one, daughter of Andrea Dimitry and Marianne Dragon." 

The naturalization paper of Dr. Auguste Natili, dated I^ovember 
4, 1850, states that he made his intention known to become a 
citizen of the United States, October 31, 1848. At that time he 
had resided in the United States more than five years. They had 
issue : 

I. Andrea Natili, d. young and unmarried. 
IT. Charles Natili, b. 1839; d. in Morgan City, La., July 13, 
1905, unmarried. 
III. Randolph Xatili, b. Sept. 1842, called "Baron Natili," 
was for many years agent of the Southern Pacific Co., 
at Morgan City as well as its predecessor, Morgans, La. 
and Texas Ey. and Steamship Lines. 

Of late years Randolph Natili has been special agent of various 
interests in various parts of Europe and America. He is a man 
of peculiar and wonderful popularity and his skill and trustworthi- 
ness in handling delicate negotiations is well recognized by those 
who need such services. In his registry certificate, dated September 
29, 1868, he states himself to be twenty-six years old at that date. 
He married in his youth Miss Massie Chassaignac, sister of the 
celebrated and very skilful physician of New Orleans, Dr. Charles 
Chassaignac. They had one daughter, Alice Natili, married Joseph 
M. Dyer, of Morgan City, La., where they have a family. Dr. 
Charles Chassaignac was married to Miss Mathilde Labry, in 
Waukesha, on October 10, 1906, by Rev. W. G. Miller. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 189 

Nicholas Theodore, the ninth child of Andrea and Marian 
Celeste (Dragon) Dimitry, h. Fehy. 7, 1815; d. Feby. 6, ISBB. 
The following extract from the New Orleans Picayune, of June 
13, 1875, will give better knowledge of this remarkable man so 
prematurely cut off: 

A Genius Early Quenched. 

In another column we insert a poem headed, "Spes Espes," 
Hope without Hope. Rummaging an old trunk, a few days since, 
in soarcli of a MS. of Prof. Alexander Dimitry, his worthy wife 
laid lier liand on a bundle of papers which belonged to the profes- 
sor's brother, Nicholas Theodore Dimitry. They were a legacy of 
the past. The author died within one day of his twenty-first 
year. In turning over these MSS., memorials of some forty years 
gone by, the piece named "Spes Espes" was found. We have put 
the name which he left to the piece. It is the name by which he 
went among his fellow students of Georgetown College. We have 
retained the date, just as it was written by his liand, and we note 
the day, ''The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin," to whom in 
spite of his fierce nature he was affectionately devoted throughout 
his early closed life. Hardly twenty-one years old, we are told by 
his relations and friends that America ne'er begot a brighter genius 
than was Nicholas Dimitry. His was one of the finest intellects 
of Georgetown College — brilliant, brave, daring, fearless in his 
nature, far above his intellectual powers the better feelings of his 
heart, which strips him of every thought oi self, made him give 
everything he had to his friends. Among these was a room-mate, 
Philip Barton Key, who was nearly three years his junior and two 
classes below him in college. Both of the young men were wild 
beyond expression, but Dimitry's indomitable willfulness over- 
shadowed his friends' equally wild nature. Intelligent, but indo- 
lent. Barton Key seldom studied, and Dimitry w^ould do his brain 
work. 

In the bundle was a hymn in Latin and Archaic verse and a piece 
with the title "A Package of Love Letters." Dimitry had- a large 
volume of his poems in English, Greek and Latin, which, on his 
death, in 1836, passed into the hands of his friend and college 
mate. Needier E. Jennings, Clerk of the United States District 
Court. The young lady referred to in his poem died of consump- 



190 SOME PROMINENT 

tion, which disease had prevented their marriage. Mcholas pined 
away in grief in a rapid decline and died throe months Liter. 
We close this chapter with the poem : 

They say thou art fair and that beauty has thrown 

Around thee the halo of mourning in spring; 
They say that thy heart hath the deep, thrilling tone 

That will echo for him who can waken its string. 

They say that thy soul is as pure as is heaven, 

Whence its wings were outspread for its flight to this spher'^, 

And they say to that soul a mind to thee's given 

Which wedded to soul makes thee still the more dear. 

But what's it to nie that kind nature has flung 
A garland around thee of flowers the sweetest, 

Since my heart by stern fate is so bitterly wrung 
That what is the darkest to me is the meetest? 

But what's it to me that thy heart be embalmed 
By the warmest of love and aff'ection the purest, 

Since the storms of the spirit can never be calmed 

Even though, lapped in thine, mine could rest the securest? 

But what's it to me if thy pure spirit wears 
The azure which mantled the skies as it left, 

When mine is so soiled by the drosses of years 

That shrinks from thy pureness, of all hope bereft? 

But what's it to me that young genius has shed 
Its magic on thee to make wildering thy smile, 

Since to me thou must be but as one of the dead, 
Or a passing bird seen from a desolate isle? 

And yet I must love thee despite of the sorrow 
Which, ringing my heart, bids me hourly grieve: 

And yet I must love thee though each future morrow 
Brings doubly the darkness which shrouded the eve. 

Oh, yes ; I would have thee to beam o'er my soul, 

Like the rainbow that splendors the storm-shaken ocean; 
Have thy spirit to warn me from each dangerous shoal, 
And attune my poor heart to each nobler emotion. 

"Devil Nick." 
Feast of the Blessed Assumption. August 15, 1832. 



VIRGIMA FAMILIES KM 



CHAPTER IX 



EVANS FAMILY. 

Under various Welsh forms the name Evans may be traced back 
to the uncertain records of Ancient Wales to the times where only 
such characters as were noted in the Cambrian legends handed 
down to us, can be interesting to the reader. 

Elystan Glodrydd, Prince of Ferlys, founder of the 4th Royal 
Tribe of Wales, had several sons, one of whom was Cadygan ap 
Elystan, Lord of Hereford, father of Setsylt, Lord of Buelth, father 
of Howell. Lord of Pengualit, father of Meredith Bengach, father 
of Llewellyn Audorehog (golden chain) in Latin, Linolinus 
Torquatus, who married Efa or Eva. daughter of Bleddyn ap 
Cynfyn, Prince of Powis, and tliey liad a son, Griffith, the father 
of Ehys of Dolgear, Co. Brecon, who had two sons Ivan (Evan) 
ap Rhys and William ap Rhys. 

Evans ap Rhys was afterwards anglicised into Evanson or Evans, 
and was the ancestor of the Evans, Guins, etc., families. 

In the 16th century, two of the families settled in Ireland, John 
Evans, ancestor of the Lords Carbery, and living in Limerick, in 
1628, and his brother, Robert Evans, ancestor of the Evans of 
Beymouth, Co. Dublin, and of Eobinstone, Co., Westmeath. 

The coat-of-arms is described : 
Sable, three boars' heads, couped. 

Crest — A demi-lion, rampant, regardant, liolding between the paws a 
boar's head. 

Supporters — Two lions, regardant, or, ducally crowned. 

Motto — Libertas. 

Ehodri Mawr (Roderick the Great) succeeded to the kingdom of 
Powis at the death, in 843, of his father, Mervyn Vrych, King of 
Powis. He also succeeded to the kingdom of North Wales by in- 
heritance from his mother, Eysllt, Queen of North Wales, and 



192 SOME PROMINENT 

having married Angharad. heiress of South Wales, daughter of 
Mewric ap Dyfuwal, Lord of Caerdigan and sister and heiress of 
Grwyan ap Mewric, Lord of Caerdigan, he acquired the sovereignt}^ 
of South Wales. Eodri Mawr was assassinated, A. D. 876. Rhodri 
Mawr married Angharad daughter of Mewric. They had issue : 

I. Anarawd, King of North Wales, from whom are de- 
scended, fifth in descent, Griffith ap Cynan, King of North Wales, 
founder of the 1st Royal Tribe of Wales. This Griffith died in 
1136, age 82 years. He lies buried on the south side of the great 
altar in the Cathedral at Bangor, having reigned 57 years. His 
eldest son, Owen Gwynedd Griffith, Prince of Powis, died 1219, 
after a distinguished and prosperous reign of 32 years, leaving, 
besides other children: 

I. Jorwerth. 
II. Doderick, Lord of Anglesey, who assumed his father's 
arms, which have been borne since by his descendants, the Lloyds, 
Morrises, Anwyls, Brynkeys, Whynns of Merioneth and Caernarvon 
Counties. The elder, Jorwerth ap Owen, was excluded from the 
throne. He was father by Margaret his wife, daughter of Madoc, 
Prince of Powis, of Llewellyn ap Jorwerth, surnamed the Great, 
Prince of North Powis. After an eventful reign, of fifty-six years, 
he died, in 1240, and was buried in the Abbey of Cenway, leaving a 
daughter, Gladys, or Gwladys, from whose marriage with Ralph, 
Lord Monthermer, of AVigmore (temp Henry II) was derived. 
Edward IV, of England. 

An elder son, Griffith ap Llewellyn, was imprisoned in the 
Tower, in 1242, He had three sons, Owen, Llewellyn and David. 
Owen ap Griffith,- jointly with his brother, Llwellyn, succeeded to 
the throne, but was deposed by the latter and died without issue 
Llewellyn ap Griffith was then sole sovereign of North Wales, but 
was. attacked, with overwhelming force, by Edward I, of England. 
He was the last native sovereign Prince of Wales recognized by 
the English throne, and was slain at Builth, Valley of the Wye, 
December 11, 1282. He married (October 3, 1273) Eleanor, 
daughter of Simon de Montford, Earl of Leicester, by the Princess 
Eleauor, widow of William, Earl of Pembroke, and second daugh- 
ter of John, King of England, by his wife, who died in childbirth. 

He had a daughter and heiress, born in 1280, the Princess 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 193 

Catherine, who was sent to England, by Edward I, and confined 
in a convent. She married Philip ap Ivon, Lord of Iscoed, County 
Caerdigan, and had a daughter, Eleanor, who married Thomas ap 
Llewellyn, last Lord of South Wales, who had two daughters : 

I. Eleanor. Married Griffith Vychan, Lord of Glyndwrdwy, 
Merioneth, representative of the sovereign princes of 
Powis, and mother of Owen ap Griffith Vychan, Lord 
of Glyndwrdwy (the memorable "Owen of Glendower") 
and Tudor ap Griffith Vychan, Lord of Gwyddelwern, 
in Merioneth, from whom descended, by maternal 
line, the Hewes of Gwedas, Barons of Kymmeryn 
Edeirniou. 
11. Margaret. Married Sir Tudor ap Grons, Knt, derived 
through Edynfed Vychan, Lord of Byrnffenigli, 
founder of the Xlll Koyal Tribe of Xorth Wales and 
Powis. 

By this alliance, Margaret was mother of a son and heir. Sir 
Owen Tudor, Knt., who married Catherin Valois, youngest 
daughter of Charles VI, of France, widow of Henry V, King of 
England, and by him mother of Henry VI, King of England, 
by whom he had issue, Edmund Tudor, Earl of Eichmond, who 
married Lady Margaret Beaufort, daughter and heir of John 
Beaufort, Duke of Somerset (and great-granddaughter of John, 
of Gaunt) by Catherine Swynford, d. 1546, leaving an only son, 
Henry VII, King of England, founder of the royal line of Tudor. 

III. David ap Griffith. This prince, after the death of his 
brother, Llewellyn, continued the struggle for the independence 
of his country, but being betrayed, was captured, arraigned, by 
Edward I. before the English Parliament, September 30, 1283, 
condemned, and executed. By his wife, a daughter of the Earl of 
Derby, David had a daughter, who was removed by Edward I 
to England and confined in a convent with her cousin, Catherine, 
where she is supposed to have died, unmarried. David ap Griffith 
had also two sons : 

I. David Goch ap David, Lord of Penmachus, Caernarvon. 
Married Ancharad, daughter of Herlin ap Sir Tudor, 
Knt. of Nant and Llawg}'nliafal, and had issue, Griffith 



194 SOME PROMINENT 

ap David Goch (of whom there is a stone figure recum- 
bent in armour in the Church of Bettysy Coed, near 
Llanwst), ancestor of the Lloyds of Esclausham au 
Dulasew, Getheiss of Fedwdeg, etc. Guladys verch 
David married Griffith (was living July 23, 1284), son 
of Jorwerth ap Osivain Brogyntyn, Lord of Edeirioin 
Dinmoel and Abedtanat, and by him was mother of a 
son, David ap Griffith, ancestor of the Hughes of Gwer- 
clas, Barons of Kynmaer-yn-P]deirnion. 

II. Cadell ap Khodri Mawr, King of South Wales, took pos- 
session of the kingdom of Powis after the decease, in 
900, of its sovereign, Mervyn ap Ehodri Mawr, and 
dying in 907, was succeeded by his son, Howell ap 
Cadell, King of South Wales, who annexed Powis to his 
hereditary domains and, in 947, also usurped the crown 
of North Wales. This celebrated monarch, the Justinian 
of Cambria, died in 948, and left an elder son, Owen 
ap Howel Dha, King of South Wales, who married 
twice. By his second consort Angharad, Queen of 
Powis, he had a son and heir who was also successor to 
his mother, viz., Meredith ap Angharad, King of Powis, 
from whom came lineally, the Hughes, of Gwerclas, 
Barons of Kymmer-yn-Edeirnion, 

III. Mervyn ap Ehoderic Mawr, King of Powis, of whom we 
will give more later. 

IV. Mewric ap Ehodri Mawr; died in Ystrad, without issue. 

V. Tudwal ap Ehodri Mawr, surnamed "Glofi"," or "the 
lame," from a wound in the knee which he received 
in the battle of Cynwyd, a place within two miles of 
the present town of Conway. 

The eighth in desecnt from Tudwall Glotf was Cadwir ap 
Dyfuwal, Lord of Castle Howel, who lived in the reign of Henry I, 
of England, and acquired martial renown in an age when every 
one capable of bearing arms was bound to be a soldier. In the 
second year of Henry II, he took by escalade the castle of Caerdi- 
gan from the Earl of Clare, and in recognition of his valor was 
given the right to bear a new shield by his sovereign lord, Ehys 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 196 

ap Tudor Mavvr, King of South Wales. The new shield was 
"sable, three scaling ladders, and between the uppermost a spear 
head, arg, its points imbrued on a chief, gu, a tower triple turreted 
on the second." 

Cadwir ap Dyfuwall was ancestor of the Owens of Cefu Hafod, 
and subsequently of Glen Severn, in Montgomery ; Owens, of Lean 
Dulas; Lords, of Foes y Bleiddreid; Lloyd, of Dale Castle; Lloyd, 
of Pound, County Devon. 

III. Eeturning now to Mervyn ap Ehodri Mawr : He succeeded 
to the kingdom of Powis. Pengwern or Shrewsbury was the an- 
cient metropolis and residence of the Powysian sovereign until the 
time of Offa, King of Mercia, who, passing the Severn about 780, 
with a great force, expelled the Cambrians from their fruitful 
plains and reduced the kingdom to the western side of the cele- 
brated ditch (Cawdh Offa), still known by his name. The royal 
residence was in consequence transferred to a district not less fertile 
"Mathrawal," in the beautiful vale of Merefold, in the present 
county of Montgomery. There, on the steep bank of the river, 
Phodri Mawr built a castle palace, the site of which is easily 
traced at the present time. Mervyn ap Ehodri Mawr died A. D. 
i)00, having had issue : 

I. Llewellyn ap Mervyn. 
II. Triffyn ap Mervyn, ancestor of the inheritors of "Ehewy 
Llyn," and from whom descended Sir William Jones, 
of Caernarther, one of the "Justices of the King's 
■ Bench" (temp Chas. II) ("Jones" is one of the forms 
of Evans.) 
III. Jartha ap Mervyn, drowned in 952. 

IV. Arandreg, verch Mervyn married Idwal Voel, King of 

N"orth Wales, and was the mother of Meuric ap Idwal 

Voel, ancestor of the sovereign of Xorth Wales. 

The eldest son, Llewellyn ap Mervyn, was excluded from his 

crown by the usurpation of his uncle, Cadell, and his cousin, 

Howel Dha, who were successively kings of South Wales. He was 

father of a daughter and heiress, Angharad verch Llewellyn, Queen 

of Powis, who married Owen ap Howel Dha, King of South Wales, 

and by him was mother of two sons. Llywrch, the younger, was 

taken prisoner in 986, with two thousand troops, by Harold the 



196 SOME PROMINENT 

Dane, and deprived of sight. The elder son, Meredith ap Angha- 
rad. King of Powis, left at his decease, in 978, an only daughter 
and heiress, Angharad verch Meredith, Queen of Powis. This 
queen married twice: first, Llewellyn ap Seissylt, son of Travst, 
daughter of Ellis; second, son of Anarawd, King of North Wales. 
While exercising the sovereignty of Powis in respect of Angharad, 
Llewellyn usurped, in 1015, the crowns of North and South Wales. 
By this valiant and successful prince, who was assassinated in 1030, 
Angharad had an only son, Griffith ap Llewellyn, King of Powis, 
by maternal inheritance and of North and South Wales by 
usurpation. Griffith was put to death at the instigation of Harold, 
the Dane, and his cousins, Bleddyn and Rhywallen, jointly usurped 
the crown of Powis to the exclusion of the sons of Griffith by his 
wife, a daughter of Algar, son of Leofric, King of Marcia. Their 
sons, Meredith ap Griffith and Ithel ap Griffith, asserted, unsuc- 
cessfully, their claim to the throne. Both died unmarried, and 
the descendants of Angharad, by her first husband, having thus 
become extinct, the crown of Powis rested in the eldest son of her 
second marriage, Bleddyn ap Cynfyn. 

Angharad's second husband was Cynfyn, a Lord of Powys, son 
of Queen Ystan ap Gwarethvoed Vawr, a valiant and powerful 
chieftain of the kingdom. 

Bleddyn ap Cynfyn had a daughter, Efa or Eva, who married 
(Leolinus Torquatus) Llewellyn Audirchog, Lord of Yale (See 
display of Heraldry by Davies, 1716, page 64). Blonie, in his 
""Brittania," published in 1673, included Edward Evans of Rhyd v 
Carw (Stayford) among the resident gentry of Montgomery. This 
Edward Evans, by a deed dated April 5, 1652, settled an annuity 
on his wife, Dorothy, in case she survived him, but she died before 
him, for February 28, 1660, he married Frances, daughter of John 
Brice, Esq., of "Park" in Llanwynnig, by whom he had issue : 
I. Jane Evans, b. 1663. 
II. Catherine Evans, b. 1664. 
III. Francis Evans, b. 1665, his mother surviving his birth only 

one week. 
The said Edward Evans, by his first wife, Dorothy, had issue : 
I. Edward Evans. Married Martha, and had issue, Edward 

and Ursula. Edw^ard Evans, Jr., died in the lifetime 

of his father and was Iniried in Treveglwys Church, 

Nov. 30, 1687. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 197 

11. Morgan Evans, settled upon an estate in Leangwig and he 
and Judith, his wife, are parties to deeds bearing date 
Feby. 23, 1675 (26 Charles II). 
III. Richard Evans went into trade with the western colonies, 

at Bristol, and finally settled in America. 
IV. Ursula Evans devised certain lands to lier niece, Ursula, 

in 1670. 
Edward Evans^ survived his son, Edward Evans-, ten years and, 
in 1697, he settled Ehyd y Carw estate on his grandson, Edward 
Evans^. father of Sarah Evans, an only child and heiress, who 
married (in 1725) Charles Davies, who died in 1729. His widow 
married, second, John Pryce Clunne. She had issue, by Charles 
Davies, an only daughter, Ann Davies, born 1729, married (1745) 
Owen Owen, Esq., who was born in 1723, and served in the ofl&ce 
of High Sheriff of Montgomery County, in 1716, and died in 1789. 
He left issue by the said Anne, his wife, two daughters and three 
sons.: 

I. Arthur Davis Owen, Knight of Clan Severn, served in 
the office of High Sheriff of Montgomeryshire, in 1814, 
and died without issue, in 1816. He was, for many 
years, chairman of the quarter sessions and second in 
command, under the Et. Hon. Chas. W. W. Wynn, of 
the Montgomery Yeomanry Cavalry, from its organiza- 
tion to his death. 
II. David Owen. A. M. in Holy Orders, fellow of Trinity Col- 
lege, Cambridge, senior wrangler of the University, in 
1777. He died unmarried, in 1829, at Campobello, 
Xew Brunswick. 
III. William Owen, K. C. 

The Arms of Llewellyn Audorchog, Lord of Yale, in Denbigh- 
land, were "Azure. A lion rampant, regardant, or." 

EVA^s^S IX AMERICA. 

In the early part of the Eighteenth Century. Richard Evans, 
son of Edward Evans, of Ehyd y Carw, Montgomery Co., England, 
and Dorothy, his wife, made frequent trips on his own ships from 
the port of Bristol, England, to Portsmouth and Boston, in New 
England, and to the West India Islands. His son. John Evans, 



198 SOME PROMINENT 

when a 3'oung man, left Portsmouth on one of these ships for 
Grenada, West Indies, one of the Windward Islands, where his 
father had lands, and established a plantation. They had branches 
for extensive trading on the triangular route between Bristol, 
England; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Grenada and other 
West India islands. The house had as many as fifteen vessels 
at sea at one time. 

John Evans, while living at Grenada, being a prominent Free 
Mason of high standing in the Grand Orient of France, was em- 
powered as a delegate of that body to establish lodges of the French 
rite in the West Indies. His diploma, emblazoned on parchment, 
for this work, excited great interest when shown to meml)ers of 
other rites of the order in America. With many other valuable 
paj^ers, family portraits, etc., this document was destroyed by a 
fire in Hyattsville, Md,, which consumed the residence of his 
grandson, Eichard Stuart Evans. 

About the year 1774, Eichard Evans^, Sr., having died, John 
Evans- returned to New England to live, and took charge of the 
Portsmouth liouse. He was the principal merchant in foreign 
trade in New England and very prosperous when the Eevolution 
began. John Evans made the cause of the colonists his own, al- 
though it involved the immediate and utter ruin of his business. 
All his vessels were burnt or captured by the British cruisers and 
his property in the West Indies and in England was confiscated. 

John Evans became a commissary of subsistence and contractor 
for supplies of the army of General Washington in the New Eng- 
land colonies. 

During the time of his prosperity John Evans had painted, by 
tlie celebi-ated artist, Copley, a full length portrait of himself. 
In it he was represented standing under a tree gazing at a ship 
under full sail. His son, Estwich Evans, presented this painting 
to tlie Smithsonian Institute, of Washington, D. C, where it was 
burned with other valuable pictures in a tire some 3'ears later, 
which destroyed the art gallery of the Institution. 

About the year 1776, John Evans married Susan March, the 
sixteen-year-old daughter of the Eev. Edmund March, of New- 
buryport, Massachusetts, and Mary Whitmore, his wife, daughter 
of Peletiah Whitemore and Margery Pepperrell, his wife, daughter 
of C'Ol. the Hon. William Pepperrell and Margery Bray. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 199 

Susan Alarcli's people were all American patriots. This lady 
was a very pious woman. l)ut at the same time very cheerful and 
pleasant in disposition. 

In the performance of his duties to the army, Jolm Evans was 
compelled to al)sent himself from his family for long periods of 
time. For greater safety, he moved his wife to the family seat 
of her ancestors on one of the coast islands near Kittery, Maine. 
There she was in the immediate neighhorliood of treacherous and 
half-hostile Indians, exposed to many dangers. She spoke in after 
years of the terrors which heset her, of strange noises at night; 
and in her nervous fright she would think that a cold hand had 
clutched her arm in her sleep. This lady was the lineal descendant 
of the Pepperrells of Kittery Point. Maine. Richard Stuart Evans, 
her grandson, had a full sized portrait in his parlor of Lady 
Pepperrell in a satin robe, primly smelling a flower. There was 
also a portrait of Sir William Pepperrell in uniform. They were 
burned with the other records and relics of the family at Hyatts- 
ville, Maryland. 

Richard Stuart Evans had a diary which had been kept by his 
grandfather. John Evans, the Commissary, in which he referred 
to many of the people of Portsmouth before the Revolutionary 
War. In this diary John Evans speaks of having already lost some 
seven or eight vessels. After the war John Evans' affairs became 
very much embarrassed financially: indeed, he was practically 
ruined. 

He picked up any employment he could find, and among other 
places was Town Clerk of Portsmouth. He had, as is usual with 
poor people, some dozen or more children. The eldest was : 

Richard Evans'', h. in 1777. 

Estwich Evans'', b. in 1787. 

The youngest child, Sarah Ann Evans^, married Count Louis 
Ferdinand de Lehmanoski, a Polish refugee. This Count had 
considerable literary ability and Ann, his wife, was a lady of 
much merit, as a writer. It was their mutual love of literature 
that brought this couple together and encouraged their acquaint- 
ance, resulting finally in their marriage. They supported them- 
selves by writing stories for papers and magazines, some of which 
were published in book form. She died during the war. Sarah 
Ann Evans kept a diary from her girlhood. In it she spoke of 



200 SOME PROMINENT 

the loss of two brothers at sea. one named Edmund; she also 
lamented the loss of two sisters. There were no children by their 
marriage. 

The other children of John Evans, the Commissary, and Susan 
March, all died young or unmarried. 

John Evans" had a somewhat religious tendency, as is, in fact, 
the trait of nearly all the Evanses. Having been a sea-faring man, 
thrown in contact with people of difEerent creeds and manners 
of living, he had a free, unbigoted nature, generally noted in 
sailors. He had a hatred for puritanical prudeness and speaks 
sarcastically in his diary of some of the super-pious men and 
women of Portsmouth, iDarticularly the women, always ready to 
drive a sharp bargain and exact the uttermost farthing in the 
collection of debts. He was about sixty years of age when he died. 

His eldest son, Richard Evans^, was at the time of his father's 
death studying for the bar, but this he had to give up in order 
to assume his position as head of the family. He engaged in 
business, as a merchant in foreign trade at Portsmouth, !N'ewbury- 
port and Boston, and resided for a time in Philadelphia. He re- 
turned to Portsmouth, in 1808, and engaged in politics and law. 

In 1809, Gov. Langdon, of New Hampshire, appointed him one 
of the Justices of the Superior Court of New Hampshire, then the 
highest State Coui-t. Justices Livermore and Claggett were on 
the bench with him. 

In 1810, Richard Evans^ married Ann Wendall Penhallow, 
daughter of Samuel Penhallow^ and Hannah, daughter of Henry 
Sherburne. 

Samuel Penhallow* was the son of John Penhallow and Sarah 
Wentworth, daughter of Hunking Wentworth and Elizabeth 
Wibird. 

John Penhallow^ was the son of John Penhallow- and Elizabeth 
(Butler) AYatts, daughter of Peter Butler. 

John Penhallow- was the son of Samuel Penhallow^ and Mary 
Cutt, daughter of President John Cutt and Hannah Starr, daugh- 
ter of Dr. Comfort Starr. 

Judge Richard Evans married Ann Wendell Penhallow, and had 
issue : 

I. Richard Stuart Evans% b. Feb. 11, 1811; d. Feb. 6, 1892. 
Married (1850) Catherine Roland. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 201 

II. John Evan.s\ M. 1)., I). Feb. 14, 181^; d. April i:\, I8fil. 
Married (May KJ, 1835) Sarah Zane Mills, daughter 
of Robert Mills and Eliza Barnwell Smith. Issue 
Volume III. 

III. Ann Wendell Evans^ b. 1815. Married (1855) .Tolm 

Steiner; d. Feh. 15, 188:5. Issue: one eliild. d. in 
infancy. 

Richard Stuart Evans"*, b. on Sa,i>aniore Fai'in. neai' Portsmouth. 
N". H., Feb. 11, 1811, and died in Wasliingtun, D. C, Feb. (i, 
1892. In 1828 he graduated from Bowdoin College, Massachusetts, 
and went to Washington, D. C, with his uncle, Estwich Evans" 
and family. In 1850, at Bull's Ferrv, New Jersey, near Xew York, 
he married Catherine Roland. Her father, who had immigrated 
from France, was dead. Her uncle, with whom she lived, was a 
man of gigantic stature, an ideal of the ancient ])ahi(lin, Roland 
of Roncesvalles. 

I. Anne Wendell Evans", the youngest child l)y this mar- 
riage, b. April 4, 1857: d. 1861, in the fourth year of 
her age. 

I. Richard Penhallow Evans^, Esq., Attorney at Law, Wash- 

ington, D. C, was the only other child. He was born 
at Fort Lee, Xew Jersey, April 9, 1852. On June 
15, 1880, he married, first, Emma Tranter Smith, of 
Washington, D. C. They had children : 
I. Richard Tranter Evans% b. July 1, 1881. 

II. John Penhallow Evans*^, b. Feb. 17, 1883. 
III. George Wendell Evans% b. April 26, 1884. 

IV. Mary Elizabeth Mills Evans", b. Oct. 30, 1885. 
V. Edwin Stuart Evans% b. March 6, 1887. 

VI. Frank Wesley Smith Evans«, b. June 4, 1888. 
VII. Evelyn Coleman Evans", b. Jan. 7, 1880. 

Emma Tranter Smith, d. Xov. 17, 1893. Richard Penhallow 
Evans married, second. May 15, 1901, Katherine Coleman Shedd. 
They have no issue. 

(Sketch of Dr. John Evans to be found Volume UI, Chapter 
V; also issue.) 

Estwick Evans", Esq., son of Commissary John Evans and Susan 



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SOME PROMIXEXT 



March, b. 1777. Married Eliza L. Wade, who died in Philadelphia. 

Pa. They had issue : 

I. Edmund Evans*, was employed for his entire adult life 
in the New York Custom Service, and was highly es- 
teemed for ability and probity. He married twice, and 
had three boys, all of whom died in infancy. Two of 
the children came at one birth from the second wife. 




Dk. Warwick Evans, of Washington, D. C. 



II. Susan Evans*, died unmarried. 

III. Eliza Evans*. Married Mr. Gerald Fitzgerald; she died, 
April 38, 1904. No issue. 

IV. Warwick Evans*, M. D., married twice. First, Mary 
Mason Washington, a lineal descendant of Lawrence 
Washington. (See Washington.) Mary Mason Wash- 



VlltaiMA FAMILIES 203 

ing'ton, tlu' iiiiiiiigraiil, who was tlie ancestor of Clen. 
George Washington. (See Washington.) Mary Ma.son 
Washington died Sept. 22, 1899. Married, second, Juno 
28, 1905, Emma 'J\ Deraming, daugliter of Israel Deni- 
niing, of Washington, D. C. 
Y. Clifford Evans\ Married three times, died a widower. 
He had two girls and a bo.y, by his first marriage. The 
boy, Grafton, lives in California. The daughter, Mary, 
lives in Xew York. The other daughter, Virginia, mar- 
ried and is dead. She had no issue. By his third wife, 
Clifford, had one child, a daughter, who is living in 
New York, a widow. 
VI. Ellen Evans\ Married Dr. Dale, of Washington, D. C, 
and had two daughters and one son. The son, George, 
and youngest daughter, Eliza, are living in Pittsburg, 
Pa. The other daughter, Ellen, is a widow, with a 
daughter. They live in New York. 
VII. Stafford Evans'*. Married twice, and had a daughter by his 
first wife, married Mr. Swazie, of Philadelphia, and 
died in childbirth, leaving a son. Stafford Evans had a 
daughter by his second wife, who is living with her 
stepbrother in New York. He had also a son who died 
young. 

Dr. Warwick Evans* married Mary Mason Washington. They 
were married about 1850. Mary Mason Washington d. Sept. 22, 
1899. They had issue : 

I. Alice Strother Evans"^. b. about 1852, married, first, Feb. 
16, 1874, Francis Yates Femvick, of Maryland, mer- 
chant. He died Sept. 25, 1876, leaving two sons: 
I. John Edward Fenwick, b. Dec. 8, 1874; married, Aug. 7, 
1901, Miss Eachel Atherton Garrell. 
II. Charles Francis Fenwick^, b. July 16, 1896. Married 
(April 11, 1897) Miss Dorothy Erdman. 

Alice Strother Evans^ (widow Fenwick) ; maiTied, second, May 
28, 1833, Eichard Livingston Wallach. lawyer : he died Jan. 4, 
1896. leaving two children : 

I. Eichard Livingston Wallach, Jr., b. Sept. 18, 1884. 
II. Alice Douglas Wallach, b. Nov. 2, 1888. 



204 SOME PROMINENT 

John Edward Fenwick*^ married Eacliel Atherton Garrett. They 
have issue : 

I. Cathbert Garrett Fenwick^ b. Aug. 11, 1902 ; d. Nov. 7, 
1902. 
II. Sarah Creecy Fenwick^ b. Oct. 17, 1904. 
Charles Francis Fenwick** married Dorothy Erdman. They have 
issue : 
I. Gertrude Henrietta Fenwick', b. March 27, 1898. 
Til. Charles Francis Fenwick^ b. Dec. 15, 1904. 
Mary Mason Washington Evans^ and Livingston Browning, 
Esq., a lawyer of Washington, D. C, were married, 1878. Mary 
Mason Washington Evans was born June 1, 1854. Livingston 
Browning, Esq., was b. March 15, 1847, and d. Aug. 4, 1904. 
They had issue : 

I. William Livingston Browning®, b. about 1880, is a lawyer, 
married, and has one child. 
II. Robert E. Browning", b. about 1882, not married. Study- 
ing for the church. 
III. Andrew Johnson Browning*', b. about 1884, studying medi- 
cine. 
IV. John Henry Browning", b. about 1886, is married and has 
one child. 
V. Anna Browning, b. about 1888. 
Susan Evans'^ (daughter of Dr. Warwick Evans) married Dr. 
Benson, but had no issue, and both are dead. 

Catherine Evans^ (daughter of Dr. Warwick Evans) married 
Mr. Warden, of Washington, D. C. They have a family. 
Lund Washingfon Evans'^ died an infant. 
Another boy, not named, died an infant. 

Edmund Lawrence Evans^, b. about 1864; d. Oct. 1879, aged 15 
years, unmarried. 

Eose Evans'' married Mr. H..A. Tomlin, of Springfield, Ohio. 
They have a family. 

Virginia Lee Evans^ married Mr. Stuart, of Washington, D. C. 
She had a daughter, who married Mr. Lewis Yost, and a son 
William Warwick Stuart. 

Dr. Warwick Evans has been for many years closely identified 
with Georgetown University, wherein he occupied the chair of 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 205 

Anatomy in the Medical Department. Although the only one left 
of his generation, he is still actively engaged in the practice of his 
profession, and full of zeal and vigor. He is very higlily esteemed, 
hoth as a physician and as a puhlic-spirited citizen. 

PEPPERRELL. 

This is a modification of the very ancient and honorable name of 
'^Peverell," which was established at Hatfield Peverell, Essex Co., 
England, by Randolph de Peverell, who came over with King 
William in the Xorman conquest. A younger branch of the Peve- 
rells became seated at Ermington, Devonshire, in the 14th year of 
King Henry II, and in the reign of King Edward I we find Sir 
John Peverell, of Weston Peverell, formed a matrimonial alliance 
with the Carews. Again, later, we have seen a Devonshire Peverell 
marrying into the Montague family; William de ]\Iontague, of 
Slow, Somerset, married a daughter of Peverell, of Ermington, Co., 
Devon. From this marriage descended Robert Mills, of South 
Carolina, husband of Eliza Barnwell Smith, of Hackwood Park, 
great-granddaughter of Edward Jaquelin. 

In the latter part of the 17th century, William Peverell or Pep- 
perell, who was born in Tavistock Parish, near Plymouth, Devon- 
shire, England, emigrated to Xew England and became known in 
America, finally, as Colonel, the Honorable William Pepperell. 
He settled at Kitteiy, Maine, and died Feb. 15, 1734, and was 
buried there. In 1680, he married Margery Bray, daughter of 
John Bray. The Brays came from Plymouth, England. Col. the 
Hon. William Peperrell and Margery Bray married, 1680; had 
issue, two sons and six daughters. 

Mrs. Margery Peperell d. April 24, 1741; the third child of 
this couple, Margery Peperell, b. 1689, married Peletiah White- 
more, who was lost at sea, near the Isle of Shoals. They had four 
children : 

I. Peletiah, 1). Jany. 26, 1707 or *08. 
II. William, b. March 10, 1710 or 11. 

III. Mary, b. Xov. 2, 1712. 

IV. Joel, b. Dec. 15, 1716. 

Her second husband was Judge Elihu Gunnison, of the Court 
of Common Pleas, who resided at Kittery. By him she had no 
children. 



206 SOME PROMINENT 

The third child, Mary Whitemore, b. November 2, 1712, married 
Eev. Edmund March, of J^Tewburyport, Massachusetts, prior to 
1758. Their (Umghter, Susan March, was born about 1758, and 
married John Evans, the Commissary, of Portsmouth, 'New Hamp- 
shire, in 1774. 

Of Margerie Bray, the wife of Col. the Hon. William Pepperell, 
it is of record that her parents emigrated from England to escape 
religious persecution, and that she was celebrated for her piety 
and charity. The most noted of her children was Lieutenant- 
General Sir William Pepperrell, the hero of Louisbourg, Avho was 
born at Kittery Point, June 27, 1696. 

In early life he took a personal share in his father's timber 
trade and warehouses, and grew up robust and hardy. Accustomed 
from infancy, to the alarms of Indian warfare, he was bred to the 
use of arms and trained to face dangers. Pepperell and his brother 
rapidly improved their father's business. His earlier years were 
devoted to building vessels and planning voyages to Europe and 
the West Indies, but he was an active officer in the Maine volunteers 
of which he was elected Colonel, in 1722. He was at that time the 
foremost man of the Colony, and became almost the sole proprietor 
of Saco (which for a time was called Pepperrellboro) and Scarboro, 
with large properties in Portsmouth, Hampton and elsewhere. In 
1727 he was elected to the Council of Massachusetts, and was 
annually re-elected until his death. 

The New England colonists of English connection had been long 
annoyed by French incursions, operated from their base, at Louis- 
bourg, and, in 1745, the English decided to make an effort to 
capture the place. It was a bold entei-prise for a force of Colonial 
Militia, aided by a few small ships, to attack one of the strongest 
natural fortresses in the world. It was called the "Dunkirk of 
America." Pepperrell, with the approval of the provinces, was 
appointed to command the expedition. 

On the 29th of April, 1745, the fleet of 100 vessels, all, except' 
the men-of-war, very small, sailed into the harbor of Louisbourg, 
and under the guns of the fortress they effected a. landing and 
began a siege which served to illustrate the resources, pluck and 
determination of the colonists. 

On June 16, 1745, the fortress capitulated and. in recognition, 
William Peperrell was made a Baronet with the title of "Pepper- 
rell of Massachusetts." 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 207 

In 1747, he built a frigate and two other vessels for tlie British 
Navy. In 1740, having retired from business, he visited England 
where lie was well received by the King, and w^as presented with a 
service of plate by the City of London. On the renewal of war with 
France in 1755, he took the field in command of a regiment. In 
1757, he was made a Lieutenant-General of the English Army, and 
died in Kittery, Maine, July 16, of that year. He married, March 
6, 1723, Mary, daughter of Grove Hurst, of Boston. She survived 
her husband thirty years, dying in 1789. She bore him two 
children, a son, who died during the lifetime of his father, and a 
daughter Elizabeth, who married Col. Nathaniel Sparhawk. By 
her he had four sons, and a daughter, Mary, who married Cliarles 
Jarvis, M. D., of Boston. The sons: 
I. Nathaniel Sparhawk. 
II. William, who assumed the surname Pepperrell, and was 
created baronet, Oct. 19, 1774. 

III. Samuel Sparhawk. 

IV. Andrew Sparhawk. 

Sir William Pepperrell, the second baronet, married, Nov. 12, 
1767, Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. Isaac Eoyall of His Majesty's 
council, of Massachusetts Bay. who d. Oct. 8, 1775, l)y whom he had 
three girls and a boy. 

I. Elizabeth. Married Rev. Henry Hutton, A. M. ; she was 
born April 17, 1769. 
II. Mary. Married William Congreve. She was born Nov. 
8, 1771. 
III. Harriet. Married C. V. Hudson, Esq. She was born Dec. 

17, 1773. 
IV. William Royal, b. July 5, 1775; d. Sept. 17, 1798. 

The first Sir William Pepperrell was acting governor of Mas- 
sachusetts, in 1756-8. He lost his only son, Andrew, in 1751, when 
he was 24 years of age and unmarried. He was a graduate of 
Harvard. 

The second Sir William Pepperrell was born in Kittery, Maine, 
Nov. 30, 1746, and died in London, England, Dec, 1816. His only 
son, William, died in 1809, so that tlie title died wdth his father. 

The Isle of Shoals, off the coast of New Hampshire, consists 
of eight small piles of rocks. Appledore is the largest. It used to 
be called Hog Island. Haley's Island, formerly called Smith's 



208 SOME PBOMimENT 

jSTose, is bright with wild roses, and fragrant with bay berry. 
AVhite's Island has a lighthonse which flashes ten golden and five 
red alternately. Cedar Island is close by, and Star Island, and 
throiTgli it the boundary between Maine and New Hampshire runs. 
Duck Island, two miles northeast, is given over to the wild sea-fowl. 

Once the French wanted these isles, and only a little later Capt. 
John Smith, of Virginia, claimed them definitely for his own, 
declaring they were the only estate he desired. 

"Smith's Isles," he said, ''are as many barren rocks, the most, 
overgrown with such shrubs and sharp whins that you can hardly 
pass over them, without grass or wood, except three or four scrubby 
old cedars." 

A monument to Sir John Smith's memory was built on a high 
point of Star Island. It was a shaft on a base supporting three 
Turks' heads. In the process of time the heads fell off, one by one. 
then the shaft fell, and now naught remains but the pedestal of 
rough stones to mark the site of the monument. 

At one time there were 600 souls on three bleak islands, a court- 
liouse and a tavern on Smith's Xose, a meeting house and bowling 
alley on Appledore, and on one of the little islets a "gentlemen's 
school" of such repute that families of some of the principal sea- 
coast towns sent their sons there for literary instruction. 

The Isle of Shoals was a way station to England, and Sir Ferdi- 
nand Gorges once wrote to Governor Winthrop. "I cannot send 
you news from England, because the contrariety of the winds hath 
hindered it from coming from the Isle of Shoals." It was a Shoals 
vessel that brought to the colonists, in 1649, the news of the execu- 
tion of King Charles. 

In 1676, William Pepperrell emigrated from Cornwall, England, 
to the Isles of Shoals and lived there for twenty years, carrying on 
a large fishery and ship-building yard. He was the father of Sir 
William Pepperrell, who has been called the most famous man 
Maine had ever produced. During the Revolution all the better 
class of the population abandoned the island for the greater security 
of the main land. 

Penhallow. 

Sir Walter Scott, in "Kenilworth," says: "The Pol, the Tre. and 
the Pen, are Cornwall gentlemen." 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 209 

Tiie Penhallovv family had a local habitation and the iiaiiio more 
than a Imiidred years before Columbus started on liis first voyage 
to the unknown West. It was known and of some importance in 
that interesting epoch of English History, the reign of Edward III. 
From that early day to the present, the name has come down with- 
out change. For four centuries or more there has been a male 
heir to its first possessions in Cornwall. 

This old Cornwall family had its estates dating back to the 
middle of the 14th century, reign of Edward III, where we find 
John Penhallow de Penhallow, Anno 41, Edward III (1368), from 
whom the emigrant to America was 13th in descent, as recorded, or 
tenth from Nicholas Penhallow, temp. Henry VI. 

"The reign of Edward III (1327-1377) was made glorious bv 
the aspiring genius of the monarch," (to use the words of Hume) 
•'the most triumphant that is met with in English story. There is 
not a reign among those English monarchs which deserves more 
to be studied than that of Edward III. Early in his reign was 
manifested a great interest in learning, as shown by the many stu- 
dents in the universities, there being, in 1348, thirty thousand stu- 
dents at Oxford alone. In this reign Cornwall was created a Duke- 
dom and the title of Duke of Cornwall Avas given to Edward the 
Black Prince." 

The immigrant, Samuel Penhallow, was the son of Chamond, 
who was the second son of Richard Penhallow. of Penhallow Co. 
Cornwall. 

The Chamond arms are : Argent, a chev, between three fleur 
de lys, gu. Crest — A griffin, segeant, or. 

The name occurs in St. Chamond, Loire, France. 

Chamond, was also a family name of Cornwall. John Chamond 
of Lacelles, Cornw^all (living 1620; age 70), Esq. , 

Chamond Penhallow married Ann Tamlyn, at St. Mabyn, May 
30. 1661. They had issue: 

I. John, b. April 17, 1662. 
II. Ann. Married David Greenhill, of London. 

III. Samuel, b. at St. Mabyn, July 21, 1665; baptized Aug. 
20. 1665. 

The Penhallow estate in Cornwall, as laid down on the early 
maps, is about five miles east of St. Agnes Head, and twenty 
miles southwest of Bodmin. Richard Penhallow held the estate 



210 SOME PROMINENT 

in 1630, and later he had for heir the John Penhallow who signed 
the Visitation of Cornwall in 1680. 

The arms of Penhallow are : Vert., A cony, ar. Crest — A goat; 
passant, azure, hoofed and attired or. 

Samuel Penhallow was for some years under the instructions 
of the Eev. Charles Morton, formerly a rector of Brisland, a friend 
of his father, "a learned and Godlie man" as quoted in a letter 
to Increase Mather from his brother N. Mather, received in Boston, 
August 12, 1686. 

The school being broken up by the government, Morton decided 
to emigrate to America and suggested to some of his pupils to 
accompany him. Samuel Penhallow, having the consent of his 
parents, was one of those that accepted. October 29, 1686, he 
united with the church at Charlestown, Mass., over which Morton 
became pastor. 

Not long afterwards he removed to Portsmouth to engage in 
business; and when located there, July 1, 1687, he married Mary, 
daughter of John Cutt, the first President of the first Council 
of New Hampshire. They had issue : 

I. Hannah Penhallow, b. May 6, 1688. Married James 
Pemberton, of Boston. 
II. Mary Penhallow, b. Dec. 1, 1689; d. 1764. Married Hon. 
Benjamin Gambling, Judge of Probate, Ham. Col. 1702. 
(N. B. : Gambling, corruption from Gamelin (Norman) 
from Fitz Gamelyn.) They had a son Benjamin, b. 
1714; d. 1744, H. C. 1734. 

III. Samuel Penhallow, b. Oct. 4, 1691. Married 1730, re- 

turned to England and died there previous to 1764, as 
his will was proved that year. 

IV. John Penhallow, b. Jan. 13, 1693; d. July 28, 1735. 

V. Phoebe Penhallow, b. Jan. 14, 1695; d. April 3, 1775 
Married, first. Captain Gross; second. Major Leonard 
Farrall; third, Hon. Thomas Graves; fourth, Francis 
Borland, March 21, 1749. 
VI. Elizabeth Penhallow, b. Dec. 21, 1693. Married, first, 
John Dummer; second, Eev. Christian Toppar, June 
28, 1739. 
VII. Lydia Penhallow, b. Sept. 11, 1700; d. Aug. 17, 1718. 
Married Henry Sloper. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 211 

VIII. Deborali Penhallow, b. Jan. 2, 1702. Married William 
Knight. 
IX. Benjamin Penhallow, b. Dee. 17, 17(»4; d. 172cS. 

X. Joshua Penhallow, 1). Sept. 2, 170G. 
XI. Susannah Penhallow, b. Jan. 10, 1708. .Alarried William 
Wrinkle}'. 
XII. Joseph Penhallow, b. Jan. 5, 1710. 

XIII. Olympia Penhallow, b. Feb. 10, 1711; d. 1743. 

Samuel Penhallow (the immigrant) took for his second wife, 
September 8, 1714, Abigail, widow of Dr. James Osborne, of 
Boston and by her had one son : 

XIV. Eichard Penhallow, b. 1715; d. 1740. 

John Penhallow (third child of Samuel Penhallow and Mary 
Cutt), b. Januaiy 13, 1693, married Elizabeth Butler, widow of 
John Watts. They were married 1719. She died February 27, 
1736 or '37. Issue: 

I. Mary Penhallow, d. in infancy, 1720. 
II. Samuel Penhallow, b. July 22, 1722; d. Oct. 14, 1813. 
Married (Nov. 19, 1749) Prudence, daughter of John 
and Prudence Kneeland^ of Boston. 

III. John Penhallow, b. 1724. Married, first, Sarah, daughter 

of Hunking Wentworth and his wife Elizabeth Wibird; 
second, Ann Wendell. John Penhallow died March 
14, 1809. They had eleven children. 

John Penhallow married (1748) Sarah Wentworth. They had 
issue : 

I. Eichard Wibird Penhallow, b. Jan. 24, 1753; d. May, 
1785. 
II. John Penhallow, d. young. 
III. Elizabeth Penhallow, d. young. 

IV. Samuel Penhallow, h. June 9, 1757; d. April 20, 1805. 

Married Hannah, daughter of Henry Sherburne. 
V. John Penhallow, second, H. C. 1777. Married Sarah 
Philips. 
VI. Sarah Penhallow, b. July 24, 1759, and died single. 
VII. Thomas Penhallow, b. Aug. 29, 1760. Married Hannah 
Banbury, daughter of Monsieur Banbury and Hannah 
Wentworth. 



212 SOME PROMINENT 

YIII. Mary Penhallow, b. Dec. 18, 1761; d. 1847. Married 

Daniel Austin. 

IX. Elizabeth Penhallow, b. March 25, 1764; d. Sept. 20, 

1765. 

X. Hunking Penhallow, b. Xov. 8, 1768; d. April 24, 1826. 

XI. Benjamin Penhallow, 1). Sept. 29, 1769; d. Sept. 12, 

1839. 
Samuel Penhallow married Hannah Sherburne, January 25, 
1784. They had issue : 

I. Ann Wendell Penhallow, b. 1789; d. April 25, 1815. 
Married (April 20, 1810) Judge Eichard Evans, of the 
Superior Court of New Hampshire. 
Judge Eichard Evans married Ann Wendell Penhallow, April 
20, 1810, and they had issue : 

I. Eichard Stuart Evans, b. Feb. 11, 1811; d. Feb. 6, 1892. 
Married (1850) Catherine Eoland. 
II. John Evans, M. D., U. S. G., b. Feb. 14, 1812 ; d. April 
13, 1861. Married (May 16, 1835) Sarah Zane Mills, 
daughter of Eobert Mills. 
III. Ann Wendell Evans, b. April 25, 1815; d. during war. 
Married (April 25, 1855) John Steiner. 

CUTT. 

In 1640, one William Cutts was taxed in Saco, Maine. In 1657, 
John Cutt is first mentioned, as one of the five "selectmen," of 
Portsmouth. In 1646, Eichard Cutt succeeded Sampson Lane in 
the occupation of what was then known as the "great house,'' 
which was built in 1631. It is probable that John, Eichard and 
Eobert Cutt came from England to this country prior to 1646. 
Eobert Cutt first went to Barbadoes, afterwards to Portsmouth, 
livina: at "Great Island" now known as New Castle. He removed 
from that place to Kittery, Maine. 

Eichard Cutt was first a resident of the Isles of Shoals and 
later removed to Portsmouth. There lived, too, at Portsmouth one 
John Cutt, Jr., who was probably a nephew of the three In-others. 
Besides these seven of the name, there was also a sister, Ann Cutt, 
who married John Skipway, a merchant of Portsmoutli. 

The earlier record of the family gives the spelling Cutt. It 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 213 

was not used in tlic fonn Cutts until iicaily a luimlixnl years after 
tliey first arrived. 

The Cutts emigrated, not for religious rreeduni, but to bettei- 
their fortunes in the new world. Families of the name spoiled 
Cutts had long held estates in Essex and Cambridge. Tradition 
declares their father to have been Richard Cutts, Esq., of Gron- 
dale Abbey, Arkesden Parish, Essex, a Cromwellite. He married 
a widow named Shelton who bore for him and' her previous 
husband a total of twenty-three children, all of whom were living 
at the same time. 

John and Richard brought capital with them and soon became 
the leading merchants and ultimately the wealthiest men of the 
colony. 

John lived at Portsmouth, the center of the hnnber trade of the 
district. Portsmouth was then known as "Strawberry Bank." He 
became a member of the council for the government of the colony 
with the title of Honorable, and, in 1679, was appointed by the 
crown its first president. His name was written "Catts" in his 
letters patent. Their estate in Portsmouth covered two-tliirds of 
what is now the compact part of the city. He married (July 30. 
1662) Hannah Starr and died April 5, 1681. Of his second 
marriage we have no data, and the family name of the lady is 
not known, but it is certain that the widow, "Ursula Cutt," who 
was killed by the Indians. July, 16!)!, was his widow. In his 
will be gave his daughters, Hannah and Mary, each a silver plate 
marked "T. S." They undoubtedly belonged to the family of his 
first wife. He mentioned in his will his children. John, Samuel, 
Hannah and Mary, and his second wife, who survived him. Ursula. 

The first wife, Hannah Starr, was a gentlewoman of sweet 
temper and singular piety, and daughter of Dr. Comfort Starr, an 
eminent physician of Boston, and one of its first settlers, one of 
those who left his native land purely to secure tlie free exercise 
of his religious convictions and was fortunately able to bring with 
him ample means for his establishment. 

The eldest son of Dr. Starr, also Dr. Comfort Starr, was a 
graduate of Harvard in 1647. He was one of the two thousand 
ministers who after the restoration of King Cliarles II were dis- 
placed in the year 1662. 

Marv Cutt. whom Samuel Penhallow married, was born in 



214 SOME PROMINENT 

Portsmouth, November IT, 17G0. When only five years old her 
mother died, and before she arrived at twelve years her father 
died. He had, however, previously placed her under the care of 
the Eev. Mr. Moody, who gave her a pious and liberal education. 
She was in her eighteenth year Avhen she married Samuel Pen- 
hallow, and inherited from her father a valual)le patrimony, which 
consisted of the tract of land on which the greater part of the 
city of Portsmouth Avas subsequently built. Samuel Penhallow, 
having engaged in trade, accumulated a large estate and lived in 
elegant style. He was very hospitable ; his house, which was 
situated on what is now the corner of State and Water Streets, 
Portsmouth, extended in land east to the water and south along its 
front. He was early appointed a magistrate. He acted as one of 
His Majesty's Council and presided as Senior Councillor, in 1714. 
He was appointed a Justice of the Superior Court of Judicature, 
and, in 1717, Chief Justice of the same Court, which oflEice he held 
until his death. He likewise filled the office of Treasurer of the 
province. Judge Penhallow had a well balanced mind, controlled 
by an excellent education. 

His name is perhaps more distinguished as the author of 
"History of the Wars of New England with the Eastern Indians," 
first published in 1726, and republished in the "New Hampshire 
Historical Collection," in 182-t. He died December 2, 1726. Mary 
Cutt, his wife, died February 8, 1713. 

The Royal Charter, given in 1679, under which President John 
Cutt served, was the only one ever granted to New Hampshire.' 
He convened the first general assembly held in the state. Ports- 
mouth, Dover and Hampton each sent three delegates and Exeter 
two. These were all the towns then in the colony. 

Richard and John Cutt were of the first nine members of the 
first church in Portsmouth. 

John Cutt married Hannah Starr, daughter of Dr. Comfort 
Starr and Elizabeth, his wife. The marriage ceremony was per- 
formed by the Rev. Mr. Danforth, Kent, England, where she was 
born, July 22, 1632. They were married July 30, 1662. Dr. 
Starr died in Boston, 1653; Mrs. Starr, 1652. They had issue: 
I. John Cutt, b. June 30, 1663 ; d. 1665. 
II. Elizabeth Cutt, b. Nov. 23, 1664; d. Sept. 23, 1668. 

III. Hannah Cutt, b. July 29, 1666. Married (Feb. 16, 1681) 
Richard Waldron and d. Feb. 14, 1682. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 215 

rV. Mary Cutt, b. Nov. 17, 1G69. Married Saimicl IVn- 

hallow, Esq., July 1, 16S7, she d. Feb. 171 G. 
V. Samuel Cutt. Married Eleauora and d. Oft. 15, 16!)8. 
Richard Cutt married Eleanor Leader, daughter of an English 
officer. Tlioy had issue: 

I. Margaret Cutt, b. 1050. Married Wni. \'auglian. Dec. 8, 
1688, and d. Jan. 2, 1690 or '91. 
II. Bridget Cutt. Married, first, Thomas Daniel, who d. Nov. 
13, 1683; second, Mr. Crawford, Deo. 1681. He died 
Aug. 6, 1697. Bridget Cutt died May 3. 1700. 
Robert Cutt married Mary Hoel, an English lady in tlie West 
Indies, before his arrival in New England. They had issue : 

I. Richard Cutt. Married Joanna Wills, 1686. He probably 
d. 1743. 
II. Elizabeth Cutt. Married Humphrey Elliott. 

III. Bridget Cutt. Married Rev. William Screven, July 23, 

1674. 

IV. Sarah Cutt. Married Capt. John Moses. 

Y. Mary Cutt. Married (1701) William Briar. 

VI. Robert Cutt, b. 1673. Married Dorcas Hammond, April 
13, 1698; d. Sept. 24, 1735. 

Anne Cutt married (1661) John Skipway. They had issue: 
I. John Skipway. Jr., b. July 26. 1662. Married Sarah 
Frost. 

John Skipway, Sr., was a merchant in Portsmouth, N. H.. and 
one of the selectmen in 1672. He died 1683, 

The only known record of this Anne Cutt is in the will of 
Richard Cutt, who mentions her as his sister and metions also her 
son, John. From the fact that the sister is not mentioned in the 
will of John Cutt, who died in 1681, it is presumed that she and 
her husband died in the interval between the deaths of Richard 
and John. 

Richard Cutt had his home in New Castle for a time. He was 
largely concerned in extensive fisheries there and at the Isles of 
Shoals, seven miles distant. He built and commanded, in 1660, 
the fort at New Castle, erected on the site of Fort Constitution 
for the protection of the harbor. He had the title of Captain. 
He represented Portsmouth seven terms in the General Court, be- 
tween the vears 1655 and 1676. the vear of his death. 



216 SOME PROMINENT 

Robert Cutt came to Piscataqua plantation several years aftei- 
his brothers John and Richard. He went to St. Christopher. 
West India Islands, first, where he found his first wife. After her 
death he went to Barbadoes. Xo doubt he carried on a sea trade 
with his brothers while there. He took for his second wife Mary 
Hoel, the daughter of an English clergyman. She was of English 
or Welsh parentage. Many years later there was a Mr. and Mrs. 
Hoel living in Kitteiy. Robert Cutt had for a companion and 
friend the high-born Francis Champerdowne, who was his neighbor, 
and after Robert Cutt's death married his widow. This Francis 
Champerdowne was looked upon by the colonists as apart from 
the common herd, being a descendant of the Plantagenets and 
many other of the most noble families of England. His father, 
Arthur Champerdowne, was first cousin of Sir Walter Raleigh, of 
Queen Elizabeth fame, and of Sir Humphre}' Gilbert. After her 
second husband's death in December, 1687, Mary Hoel removed to 
South Carolina and resided with her daughter, Mrs. Screven. (See 
Mills.) 

Robert Cutt died in Kittery, Maine, in the latter part of June, 
1674. 

In 1665 Robert Cutt and Francis Chamberlayne were made 
justices of the peace with authority to "manage jointly for the 
crown all aft'airs of that part of the Province of Maine." 

Samuel Cutt, the youngest child of President John Cutt and 
Hannah Starr, is the least known of his father's family. It is 
traditional that he married Eleanor Harvey in 1693 or '94 and 
d. October 15, 1698, leaving two sons, John and Samuel. 

BUTLER. WATTS, WIBIRD. 

John Penhallow. b. January 13, 1693, son of Samuel Penhallow 
and Mary Cutt, d. July, 1735. Married Elizabeth Butler, widow 
of John Watts, who was also John Penhallow's partner in business. 

This Elizabeth was the daughter of Peter Butler. By her first 
husband, Watts, she had a daughter, Elizabeth, b. March 15, 1712. 
and a son John, b. 1713. 

Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Abraham and Rebecca Brown, was 
b. November 17, 1661. Married Peter Butler, son of Peter Butler 
and Mary Alford, August 16, 1680. Peter Butler, Sr., d. August 
11, 1699. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 217 

Peter Butler married Elizabeth Brown. TJiey had issue: 
I. Peter Butler, Jr., b. Feb. 6, 1682 or '83; d. Feb. 25, 1725 
or '26. 
11. Samuel Butler, b. Jan. 17, 1685. 
III. John Butler, b. Jan. 21, 1687. 

IV. Elizabeth Butler, b. May 25, 1691. Married, first, John 
"Watts; second, John Penhallow. 
V. Mary Pamela Butler, b. Feb. 6. 169:] or '94: d. June 21, 
1724. 
VI. Hezekiah Butler, b. June 10, 1696. 
VII, Alfred Butler, b. Feb. 4, 1698. 

John Watts, in 1714, went to Arronsic, and built there a large 
house of brick, intending to fortify it, and prepared it for mounting 
cannon for defense against hostile Indians. John Watts died in 
1717. In 1719. his widow Elizabeth Butler married, second, Jolm 
Penhallow. 

Elizabeth Butler married (1710) John Watts. They had issue: 
I. Elizabeth Watts, b. March 15, 1711 or '12. Married 
(1731) Caleb Richardson. 
II. John Watts, b. 1712 or '13, Avho went to England, in 1733, 
to take possession of an estate, "West Horrocks," in 
Essex, his inheritance, then in charge of Sir Bibye Lake, 
of the Middle Temple, who was attorney for his father, 
John Watts. By his father's will, dated Nov. 20, 1713, 
when he was making arrangements to go to Arronsic — 
as he did the following spring — Watts l)equeathed. be- 
sides the estate in Essex, read estate in Charlestown, 
Mass., and in the Parish of Stone, Co. Kent, England, 
"the use and improvement of one-third" to his wife, 
"the residue to be equally divided between son John, 
and daughter Elizabeth." 

In 1720, John Penliallow. then the husband of Elizabeth, went 
to AiTonsic and occupied the Watts house and fortified it. 

Of Samuel Penhallow, second son of John and Elizabeth Pen- 
hallow, it is recorded that he was born July 22, 1721, and died 
October 14, 1813, aged ninety-two years. He married (November 
9, 1749) Prudence, daughter of John and Prudence Kneeland, 
of Boston. Prudence was b. January 1. 1731. and d. Julv 22. 1810. 



218 SOME PBOiMTNENT 

The names of this couple were long held by the community in 
great esteem as, "Deacon Penhallow and wife, Avalking with 
Christian uprightness and abundance of good works." The deacon 
was also a magistrate. 

Of John Penhallow, son of John and Elizabeth Penhallow, there 
is of record that he married Sarah, daughter of Hunking Went- 
worth and his wife, Elizabeth Wibird. Hunking Wentworth was 
uncle of the then Eoyal Governor. He was later chairman of the 
first "Committee of Safety." 

John Penhallow took for his second wife Ann Wendell, daughter 
of Jacob Wendell and his wife, Sarah Oliver, daughter of Dr. 
James Oliver, of Cambridge. This Ann Wendell was a sister 
of Judge Oliver Wendell and also of Elizabeth Wendell, the wife 
of Eichard Wibird. She died October 28, 1808, and left no issue. 
Jolm Penhallow died March 13, 1809. 

Wibird is an old family of Essex, England. Eichard Wibird 
came to Portsmouth, from England, in the latter part of the 
seventeenth century. July 10, 1701, he married Elizabeth Bed- 
ford. He was of the King's Council in 1716 and died 1732. His 
widow died Feb. 12, 1742, aged seventy- three years. 

(Arms of Wibird, Essex. Crest — a demi-lion rampant, or, 
ducally crowned of the last.) 

Eichard Wibird and Elizabeth Eedford had issue : 

I. Eichard Wibird, b. July 7, 1702, H. C. 1722; d. Sept. 
25, 1765; Councillor 1739, and until his death; justice 
of the Court of Common Pleas, 1741-2; Judge of 
Probate, 1756, holding this position also until his death. 
He was the owner of one-fifteenth of "Mason's grant." 
He married Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob Wendell, and 
his wife, Sarah Oliver, daughter of Dr. James Oliver. 
II. John Wibird, b. Oct. 20, 1705. Married Elizabeth, 
daughter Eev. Jabez Fitch, and had Anthony Wibird, 
H. C. 1747, afterwards minister at Baintree. Eliza- 
beth's sister, Ann Fitch, married Eev. Nathaniel Gookin, 
and her daughter, Mary, married Francis Cabot. 
III. Thomas Wibird, b. 1706, H. C. 1728; d. unmarried, Nov. 

12, 1765. 
IV. Elizabeth Wibird, b. 1709. Married Hunking Wentworth, 
and her daughter, Sarah, married John Penhallow, 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 219 

fatlier of Samuel Penliallow, and was the mother of his 

eleven children. 
Richard Wibird, Sr., had a brother, Anthony, to whom and to 
Antlionv's daughter lie made bequests in his will. The wife of 
Richard Wibird I have given as Elizabeth Redford, according to 
the best authority (Brewster). Adams says he married a Mistress 
Due. Both of these authorities may be correct as Elizabeth, born 
about 1669, would have been thirty years old the year Richard 
Wibird married, and he might liave been once or twice a widower. 
William Redford died 1698 or '99. Elizabeth Due was the 
daughter of Thomas Due, shipwright. Her mother married for a 
second husband, John Baker, "carrier," of Portsmouth. This John 
Baker left by will £10 to give to his daughter-in-law, Elizabeth 
Due, having previously made provision for his son Benjamin and 
his daughter Bethulah. 

SHERBURXE. 

It has been stated that Judge Richard Evans married (in 1810) 
Ann Wendell Penhallow. daughter of Samuel Penhallow and 
Hannah, daughter of Henry Sherburne. 

Samuel Penhallow, fourth child and third son of John and 
Sarah (Wentworth) Penhallow, b. June 9, 1757; d. April 20, 
1805. Married (January 25, 1784) Hannah, daughter of Henry 
Sherburne. 

The Hon. Henry Sherburne, one of the King's Council and 
Chief Justice of ]^ew Hampshire, 1735 to 1746, married a daugh- 
ter of Lieutenant-Governor John Wentworth. Of their children : 

Hon. John Sherburne, one of the committee chosen at the time 
of the act to prevent the importation and sale of tea, was Judge 
of Probate, 1773 to 1776, and councillor until the end of the 
provincial government. He died March 10, 1797, aged seventy- 
seven. He married Elizabeth Moffat, eldest child and daughter 
of Hon. John and Catherine (Cutt) Moffatt. They had children: 

Samuel Moffatt Sherburne, married (February 1, 1764) Sarah 
Catherine Mason, daughter of Col. John Tifton Mason and his 
wife, Maria Teresa Van Hertz Bergen. Samuel Moffatt Sher- 
burne graduated from Harvard in 1758. His father-in-law, Col. 
Mason, was an officer in the British Army and died at Bucden, 
England. August 8, 1787, aged seventy-four years. 

This Col. Mason was heir bv entail of the grant to his ancestor. 



220 SOME PROMINENT 

John Mason, in 1623, by King James I, embracing what is now the 
greater part of New Hampshire. This John Mason was president 
and secretary of the company of "Noblemen and Gentlemen," 
known as the "Council of Plymouth," established in 1620, for 
the "planting and governing of New England, in America." He 
was at the time, "Governor of Newfoundland," "Governor of the 
Castle of Portsmouth," England, etc. 

John Samuel Sherburne, son of the Hon. John Sherburne and 
Elizabeth Moffatt, was a member of the First and Second Con- 
gresses of Philadelphia. He was U. S. District Attorney, Judge of 
tlie Admiralty Court, etc., etc. He married (December, 1776) 
Summitt Boyd, daughter of Hon. George and Jane (Brewster) 
Boyd. They had issue : 

I. William Sherburne. 
II. John Henry Sherburne. Married Mary Hall, Sept., 1812. 

III. Charles Fox Sherburne. 
IV. Julia Sherburne. Married Lewis F. Horton. 

Mrs. Summit (Boyd) Sherburne d. Feb. 28, 1803. 

Elizabeth Sherburne, daughter of Hon. John and Elizabeth 
(Moffat) Sherburne, married Hon. John Langdon, LL. D., Febru- 
ary 3, 1776 or '77. They had issue : 

I. Eliza Langdon, b. Dec. 1777; d. Aug. 8, 1860. 

Hon. John Langdon died Sept. 18, 1819. He was born June 
25, 1741. Mr. E. S. Langdon died March 2, 1813. 

The Hon. John Langdon was son of John and Mary (Hall) 
Langdon. 

In 1775-1776 John Langdon was a delegate to the general con- 
gress. He was present at Burgoyne's surrender in command of a 
company. He served in Ehode Island and was present when Gen. 
Sullivan brought off the American troops. He was a member and 
speaker of the Provincial Legislature in 1776-1777. 

"When Tieonderoga fell, the public credit exhausted and the 
people discouraged, the President, John Langdon, rose from his 
chair and said: 

"I have a thousand dollars in hard money. I will pledge my 
plate for three thousand more. I have seventy barrels of Tobago 
rum, which may be sold. They are at the service of the State. 
If we succeed in the defence of our homes and firesides I may be 
remunerated, if not then the property would be of no value to me. 
Our friend Stark, who so nobly maintained the honor of our State 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 221 

at Bunker Hill, may safely be entrusted with the honor of this 
enterprise, and we will check the progress of Bur^^oyne." 

From this noble offer sprang the gallant little army of Stark, 
which covered itself with glory at Bennington. 

John Langdon was Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in 
1776 and 1778. He was agent of the United States for building 
ships of war. He was continental agent for supplying the 
"America 74-" In 1779 he was president of the New Hampshire 
Convention for regulating the currency, and from 1777 to 1782 
was Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. 
In 1780 he was a commissioner to raise men and provide provisions 
for the army. June 30, 1783, he was again elected delegate to 
Congress. In 1784-1785 he was a member of the New Hampshire 
Senate and in the latter year President of the Senate. In 1788 
he was a delegate to the convention which formed the Constitution 
of the United States. In 1788 he was elected a representative in 
the New Hampshire Legislature, and became Speaker of the House, 
but took the office of Governor, to which he was simultaneously 
chosen. In November, 1788, he was elected to the U. S. Senate, 
became the presiding officer of that body, and was re-elected 
senator in 1794. He was nominated for Vice-President of the 
United States but declined on account of age. In 1801-5 he was 
representative in the New Hampshire Legislature. In 1804-5 he 
was Speaker. In 1810-11 he was again Governor. He was given 
the degree of LL. D. by Dartmouth College in 1805. He died 
in Portsmouth, September 18, 1819. 

Elizabeth Moffatt married Hon, John Sherburne. They had 
issue : 

I. John Sherburne, d. unmarried, 1753. 
II. Heni-y Sherburne, b. 1755. 
III. John Samuel Sherburne, b. 1757. Married Summit 

Boyd, Dec, 1776. 
IV, Dorothy Sherburne, b. 1759, d, young. 
V. Elizabeth Sherburne, b. 1761. Married Hon. John 
Langdon. Feb. 3. 1776-7; d. March 2, 1813. 
John Sherburne married Eleanor Mendum, had an only son : 
I. Nathaniel Sherburne married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Tobias Lear and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Josiah 
Hale. They had issue : 
I. Eleanor Sherburne, d. aged sixteen years. 



222: SOME PROMI^'ENT 

II. John Sherburne, baptized April 5, 1761; d. at sea. 
III. Joseph Sherburne, baptized Aug. 18, 1765. 
IV. N"athaniel Sherburne, b. Oct. 8, 1764; d. 1794. Married 
(Jan. 26, 1792) Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Warner 
and his wife, Elizabeth Wentworth, daughter of Hnnk- 
ing Wentworth, and granddaughter of the first Gover- 
nor, John Wentworth. 

Robert Cutt (brother of President John Cutt), and Mary Hoel, 
his wife, had a second daughter, Bridget, who married (July 23, 
1674) Rev. William Screven, who immigTated from Somerset, 
England. The Screvens afterwards removed to South Carolina 
and married into the Landgrave Smith family, of that state, from 
which descended Robert Mills who married Eliza Barnwell 
Smith, a lineal descendant of Edward Jaquelin, of Jamestown. 
(See Mills.) 

Robert, the younger child of Robert and Mary (Hoel) Cutt. b. 
1673, married Dorcas Hammond, daughter of Major Joseph and 
Catherine (Frost) Hammond, April 16, 1698. Catherine Frost 
was a sister of Major Charles Frost, "Commander in Chief of the 
West Province of Maine.'' He died September 24, 1735, aged 
eighty-three years. They left four daughters. 

I. Mary Cutt, married (May 16, 1722) Capt. William 
Whipple, son of Mathew and Joanna (Appleton) 
AVhipple. Capt. Whipple was a native of Ipswich, Mass. 
They had five children. 

Their eldest son, William Whipple, was one of the signers of the 
Declaration of Independence; Their second son, Joseph, became 
Collector of Customs at Portsmouth, l^ew Hampshire. Their 
oldest daughter married Robert Traill, of Boston, and was the 
ancestor of the famous poet and essayist, James Russell Lowell. 
Capt. William Whipple was a lineal descendant of Elder John 
Whipple who came from Essex, England, before 1639, to Ipswich, 
Mass. 

James Russell Lowell, youngest son and child of Rev. Charles 
and Harriet Brackett (Spenoe) Lowell, b. February 22, 1819, at 
Cambridge, Mass. His first wife, Maria Wliite, was gifted as a 
poet. His second wife, Frances Dunlap, was equally gifted. 

Few men are born to fill such eminent positions, as stateman,. 



VlROiyiA F A MI LIE H 223 

diplomat, literateur, poet, essayist, critic and professor, as James 
Russell Lowell. 

Benjamin Penlialluw Shillaber is also a lineal descendant of 
the Penhallows. He was born July 12, 1814; d. November 25, 
1890. On May 26, 18.5;), he married Ann Tappan de Rochemont, 
and by her had eiofht children, but one of whom lived to maturity. 

He was editor of the .Boston Post for ten years, from 1841 to 
1851-3. He was also editor of a comic paper called the Carpet 
Bag. From 1856 to 1866 he was editor of the Saturday Evening 
Gazette, of Boston. As "Mrs. Partington," he has a foremost place 
among American humorists. 

Daniel Warner, b. in Ipswich, Mass., May 20, 169!), married by 
Rev. Hugh Adams, December 15, 1720, to Sarah Hill, daughter of 
Valentine Hill, and granddaughter of Governor Theophilus Easton, 
of Connecticut. They had issue : 

I. Sarah Warner, b. March 16, 1722. 
II. Daniel Warner, b. Dec. 28, 1723; d. in England, Sept. 
21, 1746. 

III. Jonathan Warner, b. Sept. 6, 1726; d. May 14, 1824. 

IV. Xathaniel Warner, b. April 1, 1729; d. at sea, unmarried. 
V. William Warner, b. May 29, 1731; d. Oct. 3, 1733. 

VI. Samuel Warner, b. May 31, 1733; d. April 7, 1734. 

VII. William Warner, b. Aug. 14, 1734. 
VIII. Samuel Warner, b. Aug., 1737; d. Sept. 10, 1771. 

Sarah Warner, b. March 16, 1722, married (Oct. 2, 1740) Henry 
Sjierburne. They had four daughters : 

I. One married Hon. Woodbury Langdon. 
II. One married John Wendell, of Portsmouth. 

III. One died unmarried. 

IV. Hannah Sherburne. Married Samuel Penhallow. 

Jonathan Warner, third child of Daniel and Sarah (Hill) 
Warner, married (May 5, 1748, at Col. Atkinson's, by Rev. Mr. 
Brown) Mary, daughter of Temple x^elson and his wife, who was 
a daughter of Hon. John Wentworth, Lieut. Governor of Xew 
Hampshire. They had an only child Polly Warner, married Col. 
Xathaniel Sherburne. 

Samuel Warner, eighth child of Daniel and Sarah (Hill) Warner 
married (October 8, 1761) Elizabeth Wentworth, b. July 30, 1739, 
daughter of Hon. Hunking Wentworth. Their daughter, Elizabeth, 
b. January 15, 1769, married Col. Xathaniel Sherburne. 



224 



iiOME PROMINENT 



CHAPTER X 



THE PENDLETON FAMILY. 




C'oat-cf-Arms 

The arms of Pendleton are taken from English records and are 

described as follows: 

Arms — Gules, an inescutcheon argent, between four escallops (or shells) 
or. 

Crest — On a chapeau gules, turned up ermine, a demi-dragon, wings 
expanded, or, holding an escallop (or shell) argent. 

Motto — Maneo Qualis Maneham. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIEfi 225 

Three miles from Manchester, in Lancashire County, England, 
is the town of Pendleton, known as a portion of Salfordborough. 
Over the door of one of the inns swings the arms of the Pendle- 
ton family, exactly like those brought to America by the emigrant, 
Philip Pendleton. Some little distance off is the manor house, 
occupied still by a family of Pendletons, and around the old church 
are the tombs of departed Pendletons. Here we pause, feeling 
ourselves aliens in our father's house. Under that roof tree are 
the records that would carry us back along the line of English 
history until we found tlie ancestor whose bravery in the Crusades, 
won liim the right to place upon his shield the silver pilgrim's 
siiells, which form a distinctive feature of the coat-of-arms. The 
family evidently belonged to the English gentry, a purer and 
prouder distinction oftentimes than many of the titles which have 
changed hands and family names many times as they come down 
the avenue of ages. 

Tlie first name upon the Virginia record is that of George Pen- 
dleton, Esquire, of the town of Pendleton, Lancashire, England. 
His son was George Pendleton, who married, sometime in the 
fifteenth century, Elizabeth Pettingall, daughter of John Pettin- 
gall, Gentleman, of jSTorwich, Norfolk County. George Pendleton 
moved to Norwich, and was buried at St. Stephen's, Norwich, in 
1613. His eldest son was Henry Pendleton, who married in 
1605 Susan Carmyer, at St. Simeon and St. Jude's. He was 
buried on July 15, 1635, at St, Stephen's, Norwich. His third son 

was Henry Pendleton who married Elizabeth . This gives 

four generations on English soil, carrying us from Pendleton near 
Manchester, to Norwich. 

In 1613, Sir John Pettus and his brother Thomas Pettus both 
made wills, remembering their cousins, Henry and Susan Pendle- 
ton, of Norwich, leaving them property in that city. These gentle- 
men lived at Cristree, St. Edmund's, near Norwich. Thomas 
Pettus, the son of one of these men, was one of the early councilors 
of the Colony, and probably influenced his cousins to come to 
Virginia. The two sons of Henry and Elizabeth Pendleton came 
to Virginia in 1674, Philip, a young teacher, and Nathaniel, a 
minister of the Church of England. Nathaniel died very soon, 
leavinor no children. 



226 SOME PROMINENT 

First Genekation. 

I. Philip Pendleton^^ the emigrant, was born in 1650. He 
was, therefore, twenty-four years of age, when he came to A'^ir- 
ginia in 1674. In 1680 he returned to England, and tradition 




Judge Edjiund Pendleton, of Edmundsburg, Caroline Co., Va. 
Died Oct. 23, 1803, aged 82 years 

says he was married, and his wife died. There may be no founda- 
tion for this. In 1682 he returned to the colony and married 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 227 

Isabella Hart, or Hurt. He is said to have lived in New Kent 
County, but the parish records of that county, which are very 
early and very full, do not contain the names of any Pendletons. 
It is more probable that he lived in King and Queen County, Va. 
He signed a deed in Essex County in 1677, and his son, Henry, 
signed one there in 1719, and is designated as being from King 
and Queen County, Va. Philip died in 1721, the same year his 
son Henry died, and the same year his illustrious grandson, 
Edmund Pendleton, was born. He was probably a man of quiet 
tastes and not progressive enough to build up a large estate, as 
many of his contemporaries did. Issue: 

I. Henry Pendleton-, b. 1083; d. 1721. Married (1701), 
Mary Taylor, of Carlisle, England. She married second, 
Edward Walkins, and died 1772, aged 83 years. 
II. Elizabeth Pendleton-. Married Samuel Cla}i:on, of Caro- 
line Co., Ta. Issue: Philip, of "Catalpa." 
III. Rachel Pendleton-. Married John Vass. 
IV. Catherine Pendleton^. Married John Taylor, brother of 
Mary Taylor. 
V. John Pendleton-, b. 1691 ; d. 1775. Married Tins- 
ley, of Madison Co., Va. 
VI. Isabella Pendleton-, married Richard Thomas. The de- 
scendants of these are numerous. They both took out 
land in King and Queen and Spottsylvania Counties in 
1728. Richard Thomas died in 1748, and his widow, 
Isabella, went to live in Drysdale Parish, Caroline 
Count3% Va. Their children are uncertain as to num- 
ber and name. There is a Rowland Thomas and a Jo- 
seph Thomas mentioned with her in deeds of land, liut 
the relationship is not defined. It is certain though, 
that her daughter, Mary, married Col. Thomas Bar- 
bour^ (James-, JamesM- 

Catherine Thomas married Ambrose Barbour (Bar- 
bour Family, pp. 136-7, St. Mark's Parish, by Dr. 
Slaughter.) Her son, Richard Thomas, married (1753) 
^lildred Taylor, Orange County, Va. Their children 
were Richard, George, James, Thomas (married 1781, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Pendleton), Sarah 
Mildred (married John Piper). 
VII. Philip Pendleton-, married Elizabeth Pollard. 



228 SOME PROMINENT 

Second Geneeation. 

II. Henry Pendleton- (Philip^), the eldest son of Philip Pen- 
dleton, the emigrant, and Isabella Hart, b. 1683. Married (1701) 
Mary Taylor, daughter of James Taylor, of Carlisle, England, and 
his second wife, Mary Gregory. Henry was eighteen and Mary 
thirteen years of age. He died 1731, the same year his youngest 
son, Edmund, was born. His wife married, second, Ed. Watkins, 
d. 1770. Of his five sons, the oldest, James, and the third, Na- 
thaniel, were for many years clerks of the vestry and lay-readers at 
the small chapels of St. Mark's Parish; and Philip, the son of 
James, was clerk in 1782, when the vestry books closed. His two 
daughters married brothers, James and William Henry Gaines. 
His youngest son, Edmund, though without his father's care, made 
for himself a name which will be known and remembered as long 
as Virginia's sons read her history. By his large circle of nephews 
and nieces, many of them his own age, he was loved and revered, 
and the tradition of his kindness and ever ready help is handed 
down through nearly every branch of the family. Almost all the 
Pendletons in Virginia trace their descent from Henry Pendleton 
and Mary Taylor. They had issue : 

I. James Pendleton^ b. 1703, d. 1761. Married Mrs. Mary 
Lyall, of Lancaster County, Va. 

II. Philip Pendleton^ b. 1704, d. 1770. Married Martha 

III. Mary Pendleton^ b. about 1703. Married William Gaines. 

IV. Isabella Pendleton^, b. before 1715. Married James 

Gaines. 
V. Nathaniel Pendleton'', b. 1715, d. 1794. Married his 
first cousin, Miss Clayton. 
VI. John Pendleton^ b. 1719; d. 1799. Married, first. Miss 
James ; second. Miss Madison. 
VII. Edmund Pendleton% b. Sept. 1721, d. Eichmond, Oct. 26, 
1805, patriot and jurist. Married, first (1741), Eliza- 
beth Roy, d. same year. Married, second (1743), 
Sarah Pollard, b. 1735; living in 1793, but childless. 

Note. — The foregoing paper was found after the death of Edmund Pen- 
dleton, recorded in his family Bible. It was then one hundred and thirty 
years since the common ancestor of the Virginia Pendletons came from 
Norwich to the Colony of Virginia, settling in what is now called King 
and Queen County, Va. At that time it was included in the boundaries 
of New Kent. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 229 

II. Elizabeth Pendleton- (Philip^). Married Samuel Clayton, 
of Caroline County, Va. Issue : 
I. Major Philip Clayton^, of Catalpa. Married Anne Cole- 
man. Issue : 
I. Major Philip Clayton*, of Eevoliitionai-y x\rmy. 
II. Lucy Clayton*. Married William Williams. 
III. Susan Clayton'*. Married Col. James Slaughter. 
IV. Daughter Clayton*. Married her first cousin, Ifathaniel 
Pendleton. 

V. Daughter Clayton*. Married Cuttenden. 

II. Nancy Clayton'\ Married Jeremiah Strother. 

II. Isabella Pendleton- (Philip^). Married Eichard Thomas. 

Issue : 
I. Mary Thomas^. Married Thomas Barbour. 
II. Catherine Thomas". Married Ambrose Barbour. (See 

Barbour Family.) 

II. Catherine Pendleton- (Philip^). Married John Taylor, son 
of James Taylor, of Carlisle, England. Issue : 

I. Edmund Taylor^. Married Annie Lewis. 

II. John Taylor^. Married Miss Lynne. 

III. James Taylor^. Married Anne Pollard. 

IV. Philip Taylor^ Married Maiy Walker. 

V. William Taylor''. Married Miss Anderson. 
VI. Joseph Taylor^. Married Frances Anderson. 
VII. Mary Taylor^ Married Eobert Penn. 
I. Gabriel Penn*. 
VIII. Catherine Taylor^, Married Moses Penn. 
I. John Penn*, one of the "Signers." 
IX. Isabella Taylor^. Married Samuel Hopkins. 
X. Elizabeth Taylor^. Married, first Lewis; mar- 
ried, second, Bullock. 

II. John Pendleton- (Philip^), second son of the elder Philip 
(he who came from England), b. about 1691, and emigrated in 
company with his younger brother, Philip, to the County of Am- 
herst, and settled on the eastern slope of the Tobacco Eow Moun- 
tain. Some years thereafter, married Miss Tinsley, of. Madison 
County, Va., by whom he had thirteen children, eight boys and five 
girls. He continued to reside in Amherst until his death, which 



230 SOME PROMINENT 

occurred about the time of the Eevolution (1775). He was buried 
in the old Pendleton burying ground, near the "Tobacco Eow,"' on 

the farm now owned by Ambler. Issue : 

I. Benjamin Pendleton^. 
II. Isaac Pendleton^. 
III. John Pendleton^. 
IV. Edmund Pendleton^ 

The above four emigrated, immediately after the 
Eevolution, to Kentucky, where many of their descend- 
ants continue to reside. Soon after tlieir removal to 
Kentucky, the wife and two children of one of them 
were captured by the Indians and never heard of after- 
wards. 
V. Eichard Pendleton-'. Married Miss Tinsley. his first 
cousin; left numerous descendants. 
VI. Eeuben Pendleton^. Married Ann Garland, sister of 
David S. Garland, of Amherst County, Va. 
VII. James Pendleton\ Married Miss Eucker. 
VIII. William Pendleton\ 

IX. Polly Pendleton^ Married r- Whitton. 

X. Sally Pendleton-^ Married Mahone. 

XI. Prances Pendleton^. Married Cambden. 

XII. Betty Pendleton^ Married Baldock. 

XIII. Margaret Pendleton^ Married Miles. 

II. Philip Pendleton- (Philip^), married Elizabeth Pollard. 
Issue : 
I. Benjamin Pendleton^. Married Mary Macon. 
II. Daughter Pendleton'. 

Third Generation. 
III. James Pendleton' (Henry-, Philip^), was the oldest son of 
Henry and Mary (Taylor) Pendleton, b. about 1701-3; d. 1761. 
He lived in Culpeper County, Va., and was a very active member 
of St. Mark's Parish, being often warden and lay reader. Maiiied 
(1727) Mrs. Mary Lyall, a widow, of Lancaster County, Va. 
Issue : 

I. James Pendleton*. Married Catherine Bowie, daughter 
of Gov. Bowie, of Maryland. 
II. Henry Pendleton*. Married Ann Thomas. 



TTh'GIXIA FAMILIES 231 

I IT. Philip PeiK]leton\ Married . 

IV. Annie Pendleton\ Married — Taylor. 

III. Philip Pendleton-' (Henry=, Philip^), b. about 1704 or 
1705. The record of his residence, with the names of some of his 
children, is lost. He probably lived in Caroline County, Va., be- 
cause he is mentioned in the only record of that county not burned 
during the Civil War, as witness in a suit in 1768, and as having 
travelled 30 miles to attend Court. His wife is supposed to have 

been named Martha , because of a deed of sale to his step 

father, Edward "Watkyns, in Culpeper County, Va., signed by 
Philip Pendleton and his wife, Martha. He is said to have had 
fifteen children, five of whom were daughters, all married, accord- 
ing to the records of Judge Pendleton's bible. Of these five 
daughters : 

Mary Pendleton*. Married Col. Edward Waller, second 

clerk of Spottsylvania. 
Jemima Pendleton*. Married Richard Gaines, her first 

cousin. 
Martha Pendleton*. Married Massey Thomas, of Cul- 
peper County, Va. 
Mildred Pendleton*. 
Judith Pendleton*. 

Heniy Pendleton*. This is proved by the deed in Orange 
Count}-, Va., of land left to him, to go after his decease 
to his sister, Mary Waller, recorded in 1742. A great- 
granddaughter of Philip mentions sons of his : 
John Pendleton*. 
Philip Pendleton*. 
Edmund Pendleton*. 

Some of them probably moved AYest, as did his daugh- 
ter, Martha. His youngest son, Micajah, lived and 
died in Amherst County, Va. Philip Pendleton d. 
1788. We have records of only four children. 
III. Nathaniel Pendleton^ (Henrys, PhilipM. b. 1715; d. 1794, 
Culpeper County, Va. Married his second cousin. Miss Clayton, 
daughter of his first cousin. Philip Clayton, son of his aunt, Eliza- 
beth Pendleton, and Samuel Clayton. Xathaniel lived in Culpeper 
County, and was very active in the Parish of St. Mark's. Issue : 
I. Xathaniel Pendleton*, b. 1746; d. 1820. Married Susan 
Bard. 



232 SOME PROMINENT 

II. William Pendleton^ b. 1748. Married Elizabeth Daniel. 
III. Henry Pendleton'*, b. 1750; d. in South Carolina, Jan., 

1789. He is said to have married Anne Knight. 
IV. Philip Pendleton*, b. .1752. Married Miss Pendleton. 
Moved to Martinsburg, Va. 
V. Mary Pendleton*. Married John Williams. 
VI. Elizabeth Pendleton*. Married Benjamin Tutt. 
VII. Susanna Pendleton*. Married Mr. Wilson. 
III. John Pendleton^, fourth son of Henry and Mary (Taylor) 
Pendleton, b. 1719; d. 1799, was in his 58th year at the beginning 
of the Eevolutionary war. He held various offices of honour and 
trust in the Colony of Virginia, and in the Senate. He was ap- 
pointed by a convention of delegates of the counties and corpora- 
tions in the Colony of Virginia, at Eichmond Town, on Monday, 
July 17, 1775, to sign a large issue of Treasury N'otes. These 
notes were issued upon the credit of the colony, taxes and duties 
having been suspended to suit the distressed circumstances of the 
Colonists. The issue was about £350,000, and the ordinance read : 
"Of the notes to be so issued, 50,000 shall be of the denomination 
of one shilling, and shall be signed by John Pendleton, Jr., Gentle- 
man, which notes last named shall be on the best paper." John 
Pendleton was appointed, by the Governor of Virginia, judge of 
her courts, at a time when they were composed of the leading men 
of the Colony. (Taken from Hening's Statutes at large, 9tli Vol.) 
Married, first. Miss James; second, Sarah Madison, cousin of 
President James Madison. Issue by first marriage : 

I. Edmund Pendleton*, b. 1744. Married (1764) Mildred 
Pollard. 
II. John Pendleton*. 
III. Elizabeth Pendleton*. 
IV. Mary Pendleton*. 

Issue by second marriage : 
V. Henry " Pendleton*, b. 1763; d. 1832. Married, first, 
Alcey Ann Winston; second, Mrs. Mary B. (Overton) 
Burnley. 
VI. Sarah Pendleton*. 
VII. James Pendleton*. 
VIII. Lucy Pendleton*. 
IX. Thomas Pendleton*. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 233 

III. Edmund Pendletoir' (Henry-, riiilip'), b. September 9, 
1721; d. 1803. Married, first, Elizabeth Eoy, who died the same 
year; married, second (1743), Sarali Pollard. There were no 
children. (Copied from John S. Pendleton's MS. of "Redwood," 
Culpeper County, A^a., May 1st, 1868.) 

Tlie seven cliildren of the first settlers started on a career of 
multiplication befitting a new country; so that, as late as 1803, 
if Judge Edmund Pendleton had been in the prime of life, and the 
most active man in Vii-ginia, it would have been a very serious, 
if not an impossible, undertaking to have identified and recorded 
the names of half of them ; whilst he was, in fact, a man of upwards 
of eighty years of age when he died. He had, for sixty years, 
without the intermission of a single year, been laboriously engaged 
in professional and official duties, usually of great importance. He 
was for the last twenty )'ears of his life most painfully disabled 
for any physical activity, by reason of an accident which made him 
a cripple, and consigned him to crutches for life. 

So he started his own, one of the three male lines in the first 
generation, and then named the females only until they married 
into other families. Hence, he calls it simply "Chronology," with 
that precision of language for which tradition reports him as l)eing 
proverbial. 

We are requested to publish the following article as a leaf from 
a work not yet finished, nor, when finished, intended for general 
circulation — being entirely of a private and personal nature — but 
because a number of our friends and readers may possibly take 
some interest in it ! ! 

The writer says : 

There has lately fallen into my hands a very finished and patri- 
otic discourse, delivered in July, 1855, by Hugh Blair Grigsby 
before a literary society of the ancient "College of William and 
Mary,'*' and published by order of the society. 

I shall refer to some of the prominent incidents of Mr. Pendle- 
ton's life as set forth in that discourse, and so far only depart 
from the plan of a simple chronology. 

Mr. Grigsby selected for his theme "The Virginia Convention 
of 1776." He submitted a performance of over two hundred 
octavo pages in print, consisting of short biographical sketches of 



234 f^OME PROMJyEl^T 

eminent members, and a general description and history of the 
illustrious body. 

This body consisted of one hundred and twenty-eight members. 
When it assembled and proceeded to organize, we are told by Mr, 
Grigsby that Eichard Bland and Archibald Gary, two of the most 
venerable and distinguished citizens of the Golony, concurred in 
recommending Edmund Pendleton, of Garoline, for President, and 
he was appointed. 

The author says that Mr. Pendleton at that time as a parlia- 
mentarian had no equal in the House, a superior nowhere. 

He had already been a leading member of the "House of Bur- 
gesses" for five and twenty years, etc., etc., etc. 

After stating his rare combination of qualities, mental and 
physical, Mr. Grigsby says : "Of such a man it may be safely said 
that in whatever view we take of him, or whether we look abroad 
or at home, a more accomplished personage has rarely presided in 
a public Assembly. 

■'In 1764 he was selected, with George Wythe and Eichard 
Henry Lee, to prepare the memorial of the King, Lords and Com- 
mons of England! In 1773 he was made one of the Committee 
of Correspondence. 

"In 1774 he was elected to the Convention of that year, and by 
that body appointed one of the Delegates to the Continental Con- 
gress, holding, at the same time, the office of Presiding Justice of 
Caroline (^ourt. and the important and dignified station of County 
Lieutenant of that county. 

"In 1775 he was re-chosen for Congress, but declined to accept 
on account of ill health at the time. 

"He was elected to the State Convention of 1775, and to that 
of 1776, and was chosen President of both bodies, in one l)y a 
unanimous vote, and the other on a vote divided with Thomas 
Ludwell Lee, Esq., one of the most accomplished gentlemen in 
Virginia ; and by the unanimous vote of the latter was appointed 
chairman of the Committee of Public Safety, which was, in poini 
of fact, invested for so long as it lasted with supreme dictatorial 
jiower, in civil, as well as military affairs. 

"That body consisted of eleven members, was in the interval of 
the Sessions of the C^onvention the Executive of the Colony, and 
was alwavs in Session. — and Mr. Edmund Pendleton, as its head. 



riRGIMA /M Mil. Ills 235 

coiitimu'd fi-oiii the (late of tlic institution until it was superseded 
l)v tlie Constitutional (Jovornnu'nt." 

At this staji'c the learned lecturer says: 

"Fp to tin's point Mr. Pendleton had been called on. not by one, 
hut by both ])arties, to fdl all tlie great posts of the day, the duties 
of which lie performed with masterly skill. 

"Distinguished as was this remarkable man as a lawyer, as a 
debater, as a presiding oHicer of delibei'ative assemblies, he may be 
regarded as yet only in the beginning of his wonderful career. 

""TFe was now in his fifty-fifth year, and as he had been engaged 
since his fourteenth year, either in the wearing drudgery of a 
clerk's office under the old regime — in the fatigues and privations 
of an extensive practice in the Connty Courts, and in the most 
responsible trust ever committed to a representative, in all of which 
he performed his part witli the strictest fidelity and honour, and 
with the applause of his country. 

"In the possession of an ample fortune, he might now have 
sought retirement with a becoming grace, and, closing his career 
with the extinct dynasty, might have left to the new generation 
the direction of affairs. 

"Without doubt, had be consulted his own inclinations, he would 
have retired upon his well-earned fame and fortune and passed 
the remainder of his life in honorable repose. 

"But Edmund Pendleton had other views of public duty! He 
was yet to render most important service to his country, and to 
win his most durable, if not his most brilliant, title to the public 
regard. 

"But if his subsequent course in the House of Delegates, in which 
he filled the chair of Speaker, mingling, however, in debate with 
ability confessedly unrivalled, and fighting the battles of a party 
that was insensibly dwindling away, with a vigor most formidable 
to his opponents ; as a reviser of the laws which still bear the 
impress of his plastic hand; as a member of the Convention of 
1788, in which he presided, and in the debates of which he freely 
engaged : and on the bench of the Court of Appeals, in which he 
filled for yet a c|uarter of a century the highest seat, presiding with 
an ease and dignity rarely surpassed, with a fullness of knowledge, 
and readiness in its application, that received the unlimited respect 
of the bar, as it inspired the universal confidence of the people; 



236 SOME PROMINENT 

with an industry that quailed not, even beneath the weight of 
fourscore years, and, above all, with a purity that, even the most 
delicate case of his life — a case involving issues at once personal, 
religious and political—the faintest breath of censure never soiled, 
it is not within the scope of my present design to speak at large." 

Mr. Grigsby states in the appendix to his discourse : "It is due 
to the reputation of Edmund Pendleton, Patrick Henry, and Gov. 
Nelson, to state a fact which I accidentally discovered some days 
ago, in the Virginia Gazette of Novmber 2d, 1803. It is there 
reported that Edmund Eandolph, in his address at the funeral of 
Edmund Pendleton, stated that the resolution instructing our 
delegates in Congress to declare independence was drawn by Pen- 
dleton, was offered in Convention by Nelson, and was advocated 
on the floor by Henry. 

"As has already been stated on the authority of Mr. Grigsby, 
Judge Pendleton was offered, immediately on the organization of 
the Federal Government, a Judgeship under the Government, 
which he declined. Preferring his position of Chief Justice of 
Virginia, he continued to discharge the duties of that office until 
finally, in October, 1803, he fell, 'with the harness on,' at his official 
post in the city of Eichmond, in his eighty-third year." 

The foregoing as applicable to Edmund Pendleton, personally, 
is derived from the document prepared by Mr. Grigsby, a gentle- 
man still living (1868), who is well remembered as a very accom- 
plished young gentleman in 1829, and said to be the youngest 
member of the celebrated State Convention of that year; a gentle- 
man well qualified for the task he undertook and so handsomely 
performed. I believe he was himself descended from one or more 
of the eminent men in the Convention; and, besides, is connected 
with more than one of those gentlemen who represented, at tlie 
time of the Eevolution, some of the best families in the Colony — 
a time when it was no reproach to a man to be a gentle man, or to 
know who his grandfather was — or how long his name had been 
known among respectable men. 

Mr. Grigsby, who is in no degree whatever, I believe, related to 
Mr. Pendleton, may be fairly supposed to be a competent and 
entirely impartial witness, and though he has given a large share 
of his discourse to Mr. Pendleton, I content myself with the few 
and brief quotations already made. 



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VlliCIMA IWMILIEH 237 

* Mr. Grigsby's notice of Mr. IViidleton is in a very just and 
friendly spirit — though he was evidently misled in what he says 
of the early education of Mr. Pendleton. He was not a college- 
bred man, for he was a posthumous child, Avith four brothers and 
two sisters ahead of him, and therefore had no part of what there 
was left by his father, as the law then was. 

His mother married again while he was yet an infant of tender 
years, and stepsons in those days were not accustomed to be sent 
to college, especially if poor. He came to the bar at the age of 
twenty-one, perhaps as well prepared for his admission as any man 
that ever qualified at that age at the bar of Virginia, and with a 
promptness never excelled, certainly, marched right to the front 
rank and stood there, primus inter pares, for as long as he remained 
a practitioner in the courts, which was precisely four and thirty 
years. For the next twenty-five years the reports of the Supreme 
Court of iVppeals are his history. 

Mr. Grigsby was evidently misled by adopting the error of Mr. 
"West as to Mr. Pendleton's extremely defective education. As to 
his origin, there was perhaps not a man in the Convention of 
whom the idea Mr. Grigsby seems to have adopted might not, with 
as much or more reason, have been advanced, as the writer of this 
is abundantly able to show Mr. Grigsby, or anybody else. 

It is a surprising circumstance that in so long and so eminent a 
career Judge Pendleton had never a collision or complaint against 
him, except in a single instance, and that for an official act, the 
responsibility of which he divided with ten other gentlemen, and the 
impropriety or even unkindness of which is very far from being 
conceded ; but on the contrary, to a man in these times it will 
appear that the offensive act was perhaps a wise and judicious 
measure, for it was nothing but an imaginary affront to Col. Henry 
offered by the "Committee of Safety," of which Mr. Pendleton was 
chairman. 

Mr. Grigsby tells the tale so clearly, that it leaves us astonished 
at the fact that there was ever a moment's irritation about it, if 
in truth there ever was, in the breast of Col. Henry himself. 

Col. Henry had been appointed by the Committee of Safety to 
the command of a regiment with a tried soldier, Col. Woodford, 
as Lieutenant-Colonel. Col. Henry, the great orator of the Revo- 
lution, and undoubtedly as an orator unrivalled in the world, 



238 SOME PMOMItaEVT 

certainly in America, took it into his head to be also o soldier, for 
lie was as gallant as he was gifted, and was not di^p.j.^';!. like .some 
of our most distingaiished orators (Mr. Chas. Sumner, for ex- 
ample), to content himself with having made the war, he was 
willing to fight it ! But I adopt the words of Mr. Grigsby as 
being the best explanation of the transaction: 

"But let the question be decided as it may, the result cannot 
impeach the integrity or honor of Pendleton alone. He was ont' of 
the eleven who composed the committee. 

"On a question touching the true meaning of an act of Assembly. 
or the laws of prize, the opinion of Pendleton would have had its 
proper weight with the body; but when the safety of the State, 
or the honour of the Soldier and a gentleman was involved, would 
George Mason, who had recently paid to Henry the most splendid 
compliment that one man of genius ever paid to anotlier; would 
John Page, who, alone of all the Council of Dunmore, refused to 
assent to the proclamation denouncing Henry; would Eichard 
Bland, Thomas Ludwell Lee, Paul Carrington, Dudley Digges, 
William Cabell, Carter Braxton, James Mercer, and John Tabb, 
have been guided at such a delicate crisis by a feeling of envy 
towards a patriot, who, having distinguished himself in the public 
councils, sought to win honour in another and more dangerous 
field? On the contrary, if we are disposed to attribute the con- 
duct of Pendleton and his associates to individual jealousy and 
the desire to ruin the fortunes of a dreaded rival, would they not 
have adopted an opposite course and have dispatched Henry, 
unacquainted as he was with war, through a hostile population to 
the seaboard, where the British forces, which had been recruited 
some days l^efore by a reinforcement of regular troops from St. 
Augustine, were ready to receive him !" 

Fourth Generation. 

IV. Col. James Pendleton'* (James", Henry-, Philip^), was 
for many years a representative of Culpeper County, Va. ; in the 
House of Burgesses and in the State Legislature, under the Com- 
monwealth, Justice of Culpeper, Colonel of the Army of the 
Revolution, and High Sherift" of the county. AVhen quite young 
he married Catherine Bowie, of Maryland. Died 1798, leaving 
nine grown children. Issue: 



\lh'(;/\!A rWllIJES 239 

I. .lolin Pendletou^. Married Miss Taylor, of Orange Co., 
Va. 
II. Thomas Pendleton''. Married Jane Farjui-r. 

III. Bowie Pendleton^; d. a bachelor, quite young. 
IV. William Pendleton\ Married Xancy Strotlier. 

V. Catlett Pendleton'. 
VI. Margaret Pendleton^ Married, first, K. Slaughter; 
second, Mr. Morris. Issue : 
VII. jSTancy Pendleton\ Married, first, William Brown ; 
second. Col. Valentine Johnson, of Orange Co.; d. 
without leaving any descendants. 
VIII. Catherine Bowie Pendleton-'"'. Married Archibald Tutt. 
She d. 1818, leaving five sons and four daughters. 
IX. Elizabetb Pendleton-. Married Henry Pendleton, her 
cousin. 

IV. Henry Pendleton"' (.7anies\ Henry-, PliilipM, lived to the 
time of his death on bis plantation at the fork of tbe Hazel and 
Tbornton rivers. Married Miss Thomas. He was member of the 
Culpeper Committee of Safety and of Patriot Convention 1775-76; 
d. about 1798, leaving three sons and several daughters. Issue: 
I. Frances Pendleton^ Married John Browning. Issue: 
II. Joanna Pendleton^. Married Mr. Smith. 
III. Daughter Pendleton^. Married Armistead Green. Issue: 
I. Harriet Green''. 
II. Judith Green«. 
III. Caroline Green''. 

IV. Edward Pendleton\ Married Sarah Strother. 

V. Henry Pendleton^ Married Elizabeth Pendleton. Issue: 

I. Kitty Pendleton". 

II. Marianne Pendleton®. 

III. Thomas Pendleton®. 

VI. Frances Pendleton^. Married Mr. AYard. 

VII. Edmund Pendleton^ Married Elizabeth Ward. 

One of the daughters married our grandmothei-'s brother, Mr. 
William Ward, whose son was Pendleton Ward, of Winchester, Va. 
Their daughter, Emma, married, first, Duncan Chambers, of Phila- 
delphia; second. Judge Bradley, of Rhode Island, by whom she 
had no children. Her daughter, Helen Chambers, married Judge 



240 80ME PROMINENT 

Bradley's son, and they are living in Washington. (March, 1894. 
Mrs. Jaquelin P. Wysham.) The three oldest daughters live in 
Kentucky, and their descendants. 

IV. Mary Pendleton* (Philip^, Henry^, Philip^), married Col. 
Edmund Waller, second clerk of Spotts3dvania. Issue : 

I. John Waller^ 

II. Leonard Waller^. 

III. William Edmund Waller^ 

IV,. Benjamin Waller^. 

V. Ann Waller". Married (1783) George Mason. Issue: 

I. Nancy Mason''. Married (1783) George Mason. Issue: 

I. Sally Coleman". Married Chas. B. Claiborne. 

II. Emma Coleman". Married Henry Eose Carter. Issue : 

I. Hill Carter^. 

II. Nannie Carter^. Married Judge Eedd. 

III. Edward Carter^. 

IV. Charles Carter^ 

V. Mary Carter^. 

IV. Jemina Pendleton* (Philip^, Henry-, Philip^), married 

Eichard Gaines. Issue : 

I. William Gaines^. 

II. Lucy Gaines^. Married Mr. Botts. 

III. Eowland Gaines^. 

IV. Germina Gaines^ Married Mr. Speak. 
V. Benjamin Gaines'\ 

VI. Nathaniel Gaines^. 

VII. James Gaines^. 

VIII. Judith Gaines^ Married Mr. Chancellor. 

IX. Annie Gaines^. Married Mr. Crigler. 

X. John Cook Gaines^. 

XL Elizabeth Gaines^ Married Mr. Thomas. 

IV. Martha Pendleton* (Philip^, Henry-, Philip^), married 
Massey Thomas, son of Massey Thomas of Culpeper County. They 
moved to Versailles, AVoodford Co., Ky., about 1811. All children 
were born in Virginia. Issue : 

I. Fannie Taylor Thomas^^, b. 1788. Married Mr. Lewis. 
II. Philadelphia Pendleton Thomas^ b. 1789. Married James 
Dunnica. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 241 

III. Sallie Minor Tiiomas^ b. 1791. Married William Hamil- 

ton Dunnica. 
1\'. Granville Pendleton Thomas^ fought under Gen'l Har- 
rison in 1813 to 1815. 
V. Virginia Curtis Thomas", b. 1794. Married Mr. Nor- 
wood. 
VI. Jolm Price Thomas'', b. 1794 or 1796. 
\n. Martha Curtis Thomas', b. 1798. Married Mr. Eamsey. 

IV. Henry Pendleton* (Philip", Henry-, PhilipM. lived in 
Spottsylvania, Va. His children were: 

I. Henry Pendleton^ Married Miss Custis. 

II. Eev. Philip Pendleton'. Married Miss Thomas. 

III. Robert Pendleton''. Married Miss Burrup. 

lA". John Pendleton^ Married Miss Alsop. 

IV. Micajah Pendleton* (Philip^, Henry^, Philip^), married 
Mary Cabell Horsely, daughter of ^Ym. Horsely, of Amherst Co., 
Va. Issue : 

I. Martha Pendleton'*, d. unmarried. 
II. Edmund Pendleton^ 

III. Edna Pendleton^ 
IV. Joseph Pendleton^. 

V. Elizabeth Pendleton^. Married Thomas Emmet. Issue: 
Pendleton Emmet", and two daughters. 
VI. Letitia Breckenridge Pendleton^. Married Hudson Mar- 
tin Garland. Issue : 
I. Breckenridge C. Garland*^. 
II. Henrietta Garland*'. Married Pleasant S. Dawson. 
VII. Eobert Pendleton^. Married Mary Taliaferro. Issue: 
I. Rosa Taliaferro^ Married Henly. 

IV. Xathaniel Pendleton* (XathanieP, Henry^ Philip^), en- 
tered the army of the first rebellion at the same time and in the 
same company with his brother. Judge Henry, afterwards of South 
Carolina, and, I am informed, with a third brother at the same 
time, but which one I do not know (John S. Pendleton). 

This I learn as to the third brother from Daniel F. Slaughter, 
a son of Captain Philip Slaughter, cousin german to the brothers 
Pendleton, who volunteered for the war on the same day. Xathan- 
iel continued in the army until the close of the war, and left it as 



242 HOME PROMINENT 

colonel on the staff of General Greene. He then eoninienced the 
practice of law in Savannah, Ga., where he remained nntil the death 
of his friend. General Greene. He then left it, and established him- 
self at the bar of the city of I^ew York, where he soon achieved 
distinction and success, some years before the close of the last cen- 
tury. Of liis professional career I know but little, except that he 
was an intimate friend of Eufus King, and Alexander Hamilton, 
and that he stood by Hamilton in his affair with Aaron Burr, and 
acted as his executor after lie had fallen. Nathaniel Pendleton 
met with a young lady in Sa^■annah, Susan Bard, whom he mar- 
ried and carried with him to New York. He was born 1746; died 
in New Y^ork October 20, 1821. Issue: 

I. Judge Edmund Henry Pendleton"', M. C, b. in Savannah, 
Ga. Mr. J. S. Pendleton knew him forty years ago 
(written 1868) as Representative in Congress from that 
district in New York to which Hyde Park belonged. 
He died during the late 'Civil War, over eighty years of 
age. 
II. Nathaniel Greene Pendleton"^, b. Savannah, Ga., Aug. 21, 
1793; d. June 16, 1861. 

III. John Bard Pendleton^ no issue. 

IV. James M. Pendleton^. Married Margaret Jones. Issue: 

Captain James M. Jones Pendleton'^. Since dead. 
V. Anne F. Pendleton^. Married Archibald Rogers. 

IV. William Pendleton* (NathanieP, Henry ^^ Philip^), b. 
1748, married Elizabeth Daniel, of Culpeper Co., Va. ; moved to 
Berkeley Co., Va. ; had a large estate, which he left to his son, 
William. He was a man of classical education, and composed many 
sermons and essays. He was a faithful lay reader of the Church 
of England. He had following issue : 

I. Mary Pendleton^. Married Nicholas Orrick. Issue: 
I. Cromwell Orrick ; other children. 

II. Elizabeth Pendleton^'. Married Ferguson. 

III. Susan Pendleton^ Married Wigginton. 

IV. Ellen Pendleton^ Married, first, James Walker. Issue : 

William Walker®; second, Lindsay. 

V. Benjamin Pendleton^. Married five times. Issue : 

I. Catherine Pendleton®, 
II. James Pendleton®, d. young. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 243 

VI. Frances Pendleton^ Married James Campbell. 

VII. .Vathaniel Peii(lleton\ MarritMl . Had issue; 

moved to Ohio. 
\ III. Emily Pendleton^. Married r).yer; moved to Mis- 
souri. 

IX. William Pendleton^. Married Susan Snodgiass. 

IV. Henry Pendleton* (Nathaniel, Henry^, Philip^), b. 1750; 
d. in South Carolina January, 1789. He is said to have married 
Anne Knight. He entered, with his brother Nathaniel, the rebel 
army of the Eevolutionary War, into the first regiment organized 
in the Southern States, known as the Battalion of the "Culpeper 
Minute Men," the officers of which were : Col. Lawrence Taliaferro, 
of Orange Co., Va., as colonel; Col. Edward Stevens, of Culpeper. 
as lieutenant-colonel (afterwards the distinguished General Stev- 
ens), and Thomas Marshall, father of Chief -Justice Marshall, of 
Fauquier Co., A'^a., as major. At the end of the war Henry Pendle- 
ton resumed his profession of law in South Carolina, where he was 
distinguished as lawyer and judge. The district in which John C. 
Calhoun resided was called in his honor. 

Of his immediate family Mr. John S. Pendleton is not sufficiently 
informed at present to give any certain and exact account (1868). 
Judge Henry Pendleton was living at the time of the boyhood of 
Mr. John S. Pendleton, but he has no recollection of ever having 
seen him. He has, however, a distinct recollection of his having 
been said to be, by members of the family, the most talented man, 
probably, that ever belonged to it. The writer has no means of 
fixing the precise date of Judge Henry's emigration from Culpeper 
County, Va., but supposes it to have been shortly before, or very 
soon after, the year 1783. This Mr. John S. Pendleton knows 
that Judge H. Pendleton acquired in South Carolina a high profes- 
sional and judicial distinction. He was a judge of the Court of 
Common Pleas, and it has been said by Eamsey, author of a history 
of South Carolina from 1670-1808, in reference to an experiment on 
the County Court System of Virginia, that the project was intro- 
duced and carried through by the talents, address and perseverance 
of Henry Pendleton, who had witnessed many of the benefits re- 
sulting from the County Courts in his native state, Virginia. Mr. 
John S. Pendleton (writer) has always understood that Judge 
Pendleton was promoted to the highest judicial dignity in the State. 



244 SOBIE PROMINENT 

IV. Philip Pendleton* (NathanieP, Henry-, Philip^), youngest 
son of Nathaniel, b. 1752, settled in Martinsburg, W. Va. ; then 
moved to Berkeley County, W. Va. Married Miss Pendleton, and 
had issue : 

I. Philip Clayton Pendleton^ (U. S. District Judge). 
II. Edmund Pendleton", (Washington, D. C.) 

III. Anne Pendleton'^. Married John Kennedy. 

IV. Sarah Pendleton^. Married, first. Hunter. Issue : Hon. 
B. M. T. Hunter; second, Stephen Dandridge. Issue: 
seven children. 
V. Maria Pendleton^"'. Married John E. Cooke, celebrated 

lawyer. Issue : 
I. Philip Pendleton Cooke*^ (poet). 
II. John Esten Cooke® (novelist). 
VI. Elizabeth Pendleton^. Married David Hunter. 
VII. James Pendleton^, d. without issue. 
VIII. William Henry Pendleton^, d. bachelor. 

IV. Mary Pendleton* ( XathanieP, Henry-, Philip^), married 
John Williams. Died without issue. 

IV. Elizabeth Pendleton* (NathanieP, Henry-, Philip^), mar- 
ried Benjamin Tutt, and had issue : 

I. Mildred Tutt^ Married Burkett Jett, of Loudoun Co., 
Va. 
II. Lucy Tutt^. Married John Shackleford, Commonwealth 
Attorney, Culpeper Co., Va. 
III. Mary Tutt^ Married Capt. John C. Williams. 
IV. Susan Tutt^. Married William Broadus. 

V. Anne Tutt^ Married Eobt. Catlett, of Fauquier Co., Va. 
All are dead (1868) and left families in all the names herein 
stated, and in a number of other names and families. 
Aa. Elizabeth Tutt^ 

VII. Charles P. Tutt^ Married . Had issue : 

I. Daughter Tutt*^. Married Charles Bonnyeastle. (Prof. 
Univ. of Va.) 
II. Daughter Tutt''. Married Joshua Colston. 
III. Daughter Tutt®. • Married Maj. Throgmorton, of Loudoun 

Co., Va. 
IV. Susanna Pendleton*, married Wilson. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIE,^ 245 

IV. Edmund Pendleton* (John^, Henry^ riiilip^), b. 1T44, 
married (1764) Mildred Pollard, youngest sister of Sarah Pollar<l, 
wife of his uncle. Judge Edmund Pendleton. Issue : 
I. Mildred Pendleton''. Married Thomas J. Page. 
II. Frances Pendleton'. Married Eobert Taylor, of Orange 
Co., Ya. 
III. Betsy Pendleton^. Married Eeuben Taylor, of Caroline 

Co., Ya. 
lY. Lucy Pendleton^. Married Thomas Ricliard, of Orange 
Co.. Ya. 
Y. John Pendleton". Married Anne Lewis, daughter of John 
Lewis. 
A'l. Edmund Pendleton^, d. very young. 
YII. Edmund Pendleton^ Married, first (1794), Jane B. 
Page, 1796 or 1798; second, Lucy, second daughter of 
Col. Hugh Xelson, of York. 

TY. Henry Pendleton^ (John^, Henry-, Philip^), b. 1762: d. 
1S22. Member House of Delegates, Yirginia, 1805. Married, 
first, Alcey Ann Winston; second, Mrs. Mary B. (Overton) Burn- 
ley. Moved to Louisa County, Ya., 1786. Issue : 

I. Edmund Pendleton^. Married Unity Yancey Kimbrough. 
II. John Beckerton Pendleton^ b. 1788. 
III. Joseph Pendleton'^ Married Elizabeth Hawes Goodwin. 
lY. Thomas M. Pendleton^. Married Miss Jackson, b. 1804. 
Y. J. B. Pendleton^ 
YI. Matilda W. Pendleton^. Married P. Strachan Barret. 
YII. Henry Pendleton^ b. 1789 ; d. 1801. 
VIII. Sarah Madison Pendleton^. Married Pliilip AVinston. of 
Hanover Co., Ya., b. 1793. 
IX. Barbara Overton Pendleton^. Married William Phillips, 
b. 1795. 
X. Lucy A. Pendleton^. Married John Yoroles, b. 1799. 
XI. Catherine E. Pendleton^. Married Dr. Frank Johnson, 
b. 1801. 
XII. Elizabeth Pendleton^ b. 1806. 
XIII. Martha T. Pendleton^ Married Capt. T. M. Trice. 
XIY. William James Pendleton^. Married Catherine M. Har- 
ris. 



246 SOME PROMIXENT 

XV. Alice Winston Pendleton\ 

XVI. Samuella Pendleton^\ Married Tompkins. 

IV. Lucy Clayton* (Philip Clayton^, Elizabeth Pendleton-, 
Philip^), married William Williams. Issue: 

I. Lucy Williams". Married William Green. Issue : Judge 
John W. Green^, of Virginia Court of Appeals. 
II. John Williams^ Married Miss Hite. 
III. Gen'l James Williams". Married Eleanor Green, 
IV. Philip Williams^. Married Miss Croutson. 

V. William AVilliams^. Married Burwell. 

VI. Mary Williams". Married John Stevens, son of Gen'l 
Edward Stevens, and died childless. 
VII. Susannah Williams", d. unmarried. 
VIII. Isabella AVilliams", d. unmarried. 
(See Green Eamily. Judge John W. Green.) 
John Williams^ married Miss Hite. Issue: 
I. Isaac H. Williams^ 
II. John G. Williams". 
III. Ellen Williams'"'. 

Gen'l James Williams" married, first. Eleanor Green. Issue : 
I. William Williams*'. 
II. James AA^illiams*'. 
III. Sarah Williams". 

Gen'l James Williams" married, second, Elizabeth Bruce. Issue : 
I. Fanny B. Williams''. 
II. Charles B. Williams''. 
III. William B. AVilliams". 
IV. Lucy Ann Williams'"'. 
V. Philip Williams'-'. 
VI. Elizabeth AVilliams". 

Philip Williams" married Miss Croutson. He moved to Shen- 
andoah County. Va.. of which he was clerk for fifty years. Issue: 
I. Lucy Williams''. Married Capt. A. P. Hill. Xo children. 

Married Col. Travis Twvman. Xo 



II. 


Philip Williams'"'. 


III. 


Sarah Williams'"'. IV 




children. 


IV. 


James Williams'"'. 


V. 


Samuel C. Williams''. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 247 

Vr. Mary Williams". 
VII. Ellen AVillianis'-'. 

William (J. ^\'illiallls" inari'icd Alice Hurwell. of Gloucester 
County, Va. Issue : 

I. John (i. Williams''. Married Miss Cringan. 
II. Lewis B. Williams". Married three times. 

III. Luey Williams*'. ^Farried J. A. Smith, cashier for many 

3'ears of Freedman's Bank of Virginia. Had one son, 
Bathurst. who lives in Tennessee. 

Fifth Genekatiox. 

Y. John Pendleton" (James*, James"', Henry-, Philip^), mar- 
lied Miss Taylor, of Orange County, Va., and remained in Culpeper 
until 1807. His daughter, Mrs. Kemp, and his family, moved to 
Kentucky before him. He was detained behind for the purpose of 
making settlement of his business (he had just concluded his term 
as High Sheriff of the county), and was to follow shortly on. But 
lie died, and whatever descendants of his remain are supposed to 
live in the State of Kentucky, or in some other Western State. 
Issue : 

T. John T. Pendleton", lived in Frankfort. He was an officer 
of the State Bank for a number of years, and proljably 
until his death, as I was told by Mr. Crittendon. He 
left three daughters. 
II. James Pendleton". 
III. Thomas Pendleton". Married Jane Farmer. 

IV. Catherine Pendleton". Married, first, Eobert Kemp; 

moved to Kentucky. Married, second. Dr. Harrison. 
V. Thomas Pendleton^ (James*. James^, Henry- Philip^), 
married Jane Farmer. Issue: 

I. William Pendleton", d. single. 

II. James Pendleton". Married Conner. 

III. Daniel Pendleton". Married Miss Simms. 
IV. John Pendleton". 
\'. Alexander Pendleton". 



248 SOME PROMIXENT 

YI. George W. Pendleton*'. 

YII. Anne Pendleton". Married John Menefree. 

VIII, Eliza Pendleton". Married Haynes. 

IX. Kitty Pendleton". Married Philip Menefree. 

V. William Pendleton^ (James*, James^, Henry 2, Philip^), 
the fourth son, married (1800) Nancy Strother. She died August, 
1819, in the thirty-fifth year, having had eight sons and two 
daughters. Issue : 

I. John Strother Pendleton", member House of Delegates, 
Virginia ; Member of Congress ; served seven years in 
diplomatic service. Married Lucy Ann Williams. 
II. Albert Gallatin Pendleton", member House of Delegates, 
d. 1875. Married Elvira Chapman. 
III. James French Pendleton", Superintendent Virginia Peni- 
tentiary. Married Narcissa Cecil. Issue : 
I. Albert G. Pendleton'. 
II. John S. Pendleton'. 
III. James F. Pendleton". 
IV. William C. Pendleton'. 
V. Edmund Pendleton'^. 

IV. William Pendleton", d. 1831. 

V. French Pendleton", d. 1827, aged eighteen. 
VI. James Bowie Pendleton", Addison", Edmund", d. in in- 
fancy ; also two daughters. 

V. Edward Pendleton^ (Henry*, James^, Henry", Philip^), 
married Sarah Strother, of Culpeper County, Va., d. leaving one 
daughter, who died childless. 

V. Henry Pendleton^ (Henry*, James^, Henry^, Philip^), 
married his cousin, Elizabeth, daughter of his uncle, James Pendle- 
ton, and removed with his family to the State of Kentucky in the 
fall of 1824. He was still living at an advanced age, some years 
before the Civil War. I have not been able to learn the names of 
his children ; only three : 

I. Kitty Pendleton". 
II. Marianne Pendleton". 
III. Thomas Catlett Pendleton". 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 249 

V. Edmund Pendleton^ (Henry^, James"*, Henry-. Philip^), 
third son, b. Culpeper Co., Va., Xov. 1, 1776; d. September 10, 
1820, Winchester, Va. Married Elizabeth Ward, in 1800. She 
was still living in Baltimore, Md., in IfiGS. He left seven sons 
and three daughters : 

I. Edward Henry Pendleton". Married Jaquelin Mills, of: 
Washington, D. C. (See Mills Family.) 
II. William Pendleton", no issue. 
III. Daniel Pendleton^, no issue. 

IV. Thornton Presley Cocke Pendleton''. Married Emily Eich- 
ardson, of Clarke Co., Va. 
V. Eobert W. Pendleton'^, resides in Baltimore ; President 
Valley E. E. Co.; d. a merchant, 1861. Married 
Sophia Chafee, of Baltimore. 

VI. Philip Peter Pendleton'^, b. 1816 ; was a prominent mer- 

chant in Baltimore. Married Mary Jane Leeke, of 
Baltimore. He has two sons : Davis Ellis' , who served 
three years as a private in the Confederate army, and 
Nathan Smith Pendleton'^. 
I. David Ellis Pendleton^ b. 1844. 
II. Nathan Smith Pendleton", b. 1856. 
III. Elizabeth Ward Pendleton', b. 1846. 

VII. George Washington Pendleton^, b. 1819 : d. 1858. Mar- 
ried Virenda A. Gaines, of Arkansas. Had issue : 
I. William Pendleton", d. very young. 
II. Alethea Pendleton^, was living in 1868. Married Judge 
Leatherman. of Hot Springs, Ark. 
VIII. Mary Ann Pendleton", b. Nov. 16, 1800; d. March, 1878. 

IX. Elizabeth Ward Pendleton", b. 1812. Married E. B. Long, 
of Baltimore. 

X. Helen Maria Pendleton", b. 1805. 

Edmund Pendleton was killed in battle, in the last campaign of 
the Civil War, in Spottsylvania County, Va., whilst a lieutenant 
in a company of cavalry commanded by his brother, John. (This 
must be a mistake ; not brother John. ) 

This is a copy of the inscription on the tombstone of Edmund 
Pendleton, grandfather of Mrs. Jaquelin Pendleton Wysham. to 



250 SOME PROMINENT 

whom I am indebted for most of the data, etc., etc., in this chapter. 
He is buried in the Lutheran ground, near Mt. Hebron Cemetery, 
Winchester, Va. His inscription reads : 

Sacred to the 
^Memory of 
Edmuxd Pendleton. 
He was born 
in C'ulpeper Co., Virginia 
Xovember 1st, 1776: d. Winchester, Va., 
September 10, 1820. 
"Could tears retard the tyrant in his course. 
Could sighs divert his dart's relentless force, 
Thou still had'st lived, to bless thy children's sight, 
A wife's affection, and thy friends' delight." 

V. Philadelphia Pendleton Thomas^ (Martha Pendleton*, 
Philip^, Henry-, Philip^), married James Dunnica : moved to 
Missouri. Had issue : 

I. Fontaine Murray Dunnica**. Married Caroline P. Har- 
rison. Issue : 
I. Leon Dunnica^. 
II. George P. Dunnica'^. 
II. Martha Zerelda Dunnica". 
III. Lewann Melvina Dunnica**. 

IV. Granville Price Dunnica". Married Mary Ann Bagley. 
Issue : 
I. Mary Dunnica'^. Married Eev. Eichard W. Micou. Issue: 

I. Granville Price Micou^. 

V. America Yespucia Dunnica". Married Isaac Cutler. 

VI. AVilliam Hamilton Dunnica**, killed at the luittle of At- 

lanta, Ga. (C. S. A.) 
VII. John Logan Dunnica". 
VIII. Fannie Sallie Virginia Dunnica". 

V. Sallie Minor Thomas^ (Martha Pendleton^ Phili]r\ Henry-, 
Philip^), married William Hamilton Dunnica. Issue: 

I. Louise Dunnica". Married Baber. 

II. Granville Thomas Dunnica". 
III. Virginia Dunnica". ]\[arried Pollock. 

V. John Price Thomas^ (^lartha Pendleton*, Philip^ Henry-, 
Philip^), married . Had issue: 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 251 

I. Adelia Thomas". jMarried Burns. 

II. James Waller Thomas". 
III. William Massey Tlioiiias*''. 

V. Elizabeth Pendleton^ (Micajah*, Philip"', Henry-, Philip^), 
married Thomas Truxton Emmet, son of Lewis Emmet and Jane 
Barnet Gibbs, daughter of Churchill Gibbs and Juditli Richardson. 

son of Gibbs and Churchill. Lewis Emmet was son of 

John Emmet and Mary Stephens, daughter of Major Peter 
Stephens and Miss Rittenhouse, of Philadelphia. Issue : 

I. Pendleton Emmet". Married Alice Pringle, and has two 
daughters. He was lieutenant in the C. S. A. ; was 
taken prisoner, and sent to Johnson's Island until the 
end of the war. 

y. !N"athaniel Greene Pendleton^ (Nathaniel*, Nathaniel ". 
Henry-, Philip^), b. Savannah, Ga., August, 1793; d. June 16, 
1861; a lawyer by profession; settled years ago in Cincinnati, 
Ohio. In the war of 1812 he was Lieutenant of Artillery, and aide 
on the staff of his relative, Gen'l Edmund Pendleton Gaines. The 
war over, he settled at Cincinnati, from which city Mr. John S. 
Pendleton knew him as member of Congress, in the twenty-seventh 
Congress. He was married twice. Married, first, Jane Frances 
Hunt. Issue : 

I. George H. Pendleton®, a lawyer, residing and practicing 
his profession in Cincinnati, which city he has been 
accustomed to represent in Congress, since about the 
• period of his constitutional eligibility, always when the 
Democracy of that city has control of it. Married Alice 
Key, and has issue : 
I. Frank Key Pendleton'. 
II. Mary D. Pendleton^ 
III. Jane Frances Pendleton^. 
II. Elliott H. Pendleton®. 

III. JSTathaniel Pendleton". 

IV. Susan L. Pendleton®. 
V. Martha E. Pendleton". 

VI. Eva Pendleton". 



252 SOME PROMINENT 

Nathaniel Greene Pendleton^ married, second, Anna James, of 
Ohio. She survived him. Issue : 
VII. Edmund H. Pendleton®. Married the only daughter of 
the late Gov. Wm. L. Marcy, of New York. 
VIII. Charlotte Pendleton®. 

V. Anna F. Pendleton^ (Nathaniel^ NathanieP, Henry-, 
Philip^), married Archibald Eogers. She was living in 1868. Her 
eldest son, Nathaniel P. Eogers, was living at that time. He was 
adopted as his heir, by Judge Edmund Henry Pendleton, who 
desired him to take his name, which I presume he did. Married 
(1847) Emily Moulton, of New York. Issue: 
I. Anna Pendleton®. 
II. Henry Pendleton®. 

III, Nathaniel Pendleton®. 

IV. John Bard Pendleton®. 

V. William Pendleton^ (William*, NathanieP, Henry ^ 
Philip^), b. 1789, married (1811) Susan, daughter of Stephens 
Snodgrass and his wife, Elizabeth Verdier, daughter of the Count- 
ess of Monti, who married Francis Verdier and, being Huguenots, 
were forced to flee from France. Susan d. 1834. He married, 
second, Mrs. E. A. Eobinson. He d. 1855. Issue: 

I. Anne Eliza Pendleton®, b. 1812; d. 1884. Married Amos 

Williamson. Issue : 

I. Samuel Williamson'^. 

II. Susan Williamson'. 

III. Benjamin Williamson'^. 

IV. Eobert Williamson'^. 

V. Amos Williamson^. 

VI. Edmund Williamson'^. 
VII. Annie Williamson'^. 

II. Susan Verdier Sheperd Pendleton®, b. 1813; d. 1888. 

Married James Campbell Orrick. 
III. Eleanor Pendleton®, b. 1815; d. 1844. Married Nathaniel 

Pendleton Campbell. 
IV. William Henry Pendleton®, b. 1817; d. 1873. Married 

Henrietta Eandolph. 
V. Nathaniel Pendleton®, b. 1820; d. 1824. 
VI. Eobert S. Pendleton®, b. 1824; d. 1880. Married Mary 

Pfeiffer. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 253 

VII. Philip Edmund Pendleton", b. 1827; d. 1830. 
VIII. Stephen James Pendleton"', 1). 1831; killed at Malvern 
Hill. Married Emma H. Taylor. Issue : 
I. Emma Pendleton^. 
II. Claudia Pendleton". 
III. William 11. Pendleton". 

V. Philip Clayton Pendleton^ (Philip*. XathanieP, Henry-, 
Philip^), was appointed Judge of the Federal Court for the District 
in which he resided, by John Quincy Adams. He was repeatedly 
called into public service (life), always getting out of it as soon 
as he could do so with propriety, for he was a man as incapable of 
an act of impropriety as he was of an act of folly. Married Sarah 
Boyd, daughter of Gen'l Elisha Boyd. He died during the Civil 
War, at the age of eighty-four years, and left issue : 

I. Philip Clayton Pendleton*'. Married Virginia Tutt. 

Issue : 
I. Pliilip C. Pendleton^ 
II. Edmund Pendleton". 
III. Edward Gray Pendleton'. 

IV. Mason Pendleton^. 

II. Edmund Pendleton''. Married Charlotte Eamsay Robin- 
son, of Baltimore. Issue : 
I. Alexander Robinson Pendleton'. 
II. Philip Clayton Pendleton". 
III. E. Boyd Pendleton^ Married Lucinda M. Tutt. Issue: 

I. Charles Henry Pendleton". 

II. Nathaniel D. Pendleton'. 

III. Sally Pendleton". Married Eugene Van Rensalaer, of New 
York. 

V. Edmund Pendleton^ (Philip*, NathanieP, Henry-, Philip^). 
Married Miss Purnell, of Maryland. Issue : 

I. Purnell Pendleton*', d. without issue. 
II. One daughter Pendleton*'. Married Stephen A. Dan- 
dridge, of Virginia. 
V. Anne or Nancy Pendleton^ (Philip*, Nathaniel-"', Henry-, 
Philip^), married Judge Kennedy. This lady was the mother of 
the four brothers Kennedy : 

I. John P. Kennedy*', b. Oct. 25, 1795; d. Aug. 18, 1870. 
LL. D., H. H., 18G3; author and politician; M. C; 
Secretary U. S. Navv. 



254 S03IE PROMIXENT 

II. Andrew Kennedy®. 
III. Philip P. Kennedy®. 
IV. Anthony Kennedy®, U. S. Senator. 

Two were living in 1868, being much and well known in public 
life. Neither Philip P. nor Andrew entered or sought public life. 
John P. Kennedy®, a distinguished member of the Baltimore bar 
and the Maryland Legislature, a representative in Congress from 
the City of Baltimore, and a member of the cabinet in the position 
of Secretary of the Navy during the administration of Millard 
Fillmore, is well known. Anthony Kennedy, as a member of, first 
the Legislature of Virginia, then of the Legislature of Maryland, 
and finally U. S. Senator from Maryland, which post he held at the 
breaking out of the Civil War, to the policy of making which he 
was as much opposed when it was made as he had been to the 
insane and vindictive rage with which the non-combatant, but 
over loyal, portion of the victors had presented and sought to 
mangle and ruin the vanquished party. 

V. Sarah Pendleton^ (Philip^ NathanieP, Henrys Philip^), 
married, first, Miss Hunter. Issue : Hon. E. M. T. Hunter. 
Married, second, Stephen Adams Dandridge. Issue : 

I. Stephen Dandridge®, eldest son. Married his cousin, 
daughter of Edmund Pendleton, of Maryland. 
II. Philip Dandridge®. Married, first, Miss Goldsborough, of 
Maryland; second, Mrs. Bettie Bliss, youngest daughter 
of Gen'l and President Zachary Taylor. 

III. Spottswood Dandridge®. Married the second daughter of 

Nathaniel Greene Pendleton, of Cincinnati. 

IV. Ann Dandridge®, eldest daughter. Married Thomas Buch- 

anan. 
V. Sarah Dandridge®. Married Anthony Kennedy. 

VI. Evelina Dandridge®, twin sister of Philip; is the wife of 

the Hon. E. M. T. Hunter, so long the able and dis- 
tinguished IT. S. Senator from Virginia. Both are now 
living in Essex, Va. (1868). 

V. Maria Pendleton^ (Philip% NathanieP, Henry^ Plnlip^), 
married the eminent lawyer, John E. Cooke, and was the mother of 
seven children. Issue : 

I. Philip Pendleton Cooke®. Married Miss Burwell, of 
Clarke Co., Va. 



]/l,'(II\J.\ FAMILIEU 255 

II, John Esten Cooke", the well-known author of various 
works, extensively circulated and admired. Married 
Miss Page, of Clarke Co., Va., and was living in that 
county in 1868. 

III. Henry St. George Cooke*^. Married Mary, daughter of 
Andrew Kennedy, and d. young. 

IV. Edmund Cooke*^, a most promising youth ; d. without 
issue. 
V. Mary Cooke^. Married John 0. Stegar. 

VI. Sallie Cooke^ Married Mr. Duvall, of Richmond, Va. 

V. Elizabeth Pendleton^ (Philip*, NathanieP, Henry-, Philip^) 
married (long ago) David Hunter, and left a number of descend- 
ants in the first, second and third generations. 
In the first generation : 

I. Andrew Hunter®, of Charlestown [W. Va.] 
II. Edmund P. Hunter^ of Martinsburg [W. Va.] 
III. Philip P. Hunter". 

IV. Moses T. Hunter". 

V. Elizabeth Hunter®. Married Strother. 

VI. Nancy Hunter". 

VII. Louisa Hunter". 

VIII. Marcy Hunter". 

In the second generation : 

V. Charles Pendleton Tutt^ (Elizabeth-*, NathanieP, Henry-, 
Philip^), son of Elizabeth Pendleton and Benjamin Tutt, b. 1780; 
d. 1833. Married Anne Mason Chichester, b. October 16, 1789; 
d. July 11, 1882; daughter of Eichard McCarty Chichester, who 
married Anne Thomson Mason, who was b. February 22, 1769 ; d. 
August 29, 1812. She was daughter of Thomson Mason, b. 1733; 
d. 1785, who was son of George Mason^, b. 1690; d. 1735. (Mason 
Chapter, Volume II.) Charles Pendleton Tutt and Ann Mason 
Chichester, his wife, had issue : 

I. Daughter Tutt". Married Charles Bonnycastle. (Prof. 
Univ. of Va.) 
II. Eliza Pendleton Tutt", b. May 24, 1809; d. Feb. 5, 1879. 
Married Josiah Colston. 
III. Daughter Tutt". Married Maj. Throgmorton, of Loudoun 
Co., Va. 



256 SOME PROMINENT 

Eliza Pendleton Tutt^, b. May 34, 1809; d. February 5, 1879. 
Married Josiah Colston, b. 1795; d. 1870. Their son, Frederick 
Morgan Colston^, b. October 1, 1835, married Clara Campbell, 
daughter of Judge John A. Campbell, of Alabama, formerly of 
U. S. Supreme Court, and afterwards Assistant Secretary of War 
of the Confederate States, etc. Had issue : 

I. Anne Esther Colston^, b. Oct. 9, 1869. Married Wm. Ellis 
Coole. 
II. Eliza Pendleton Colston^, b. April 13, 1871. Married 
Wyatt W. Eandall, Jan. 33, 1898, Catonsville, Md. Mr. 
Eandall b. Jan. 10, 1867, son of Hon. Alexander Ran- 
dall and Elizabeth P. Blanchard, Annapolis, Md. N"o 
issue. 

III. Mary Ellen Colston^, b. June 19, 1874. Married John 

Whitehead, Jr. 

IV. George Anderson Colston^ b. July 38, 1876. 

V. Bessy Mason Colston^ b. Sept. 19, 1879. Married (June 
4, 1901, Catonsville, Md.) Dr. Hugh H. Young, b. San 
Antonio, Tex., Sept. 18, 1870; son of Wm. H. and 
Fannie Kemper Young, graduate University of Virginia 
1894. Now Associate Professor of Osteology at Johns 
Hopkins Hospital. Issue : 
I. Frances Kemper Young^ b. May 4, 1903. 
II. Frederick Colston Young% b. July 30, 1904. 
VI. Frederick Campbell Colston^, b. Jan. 35, 1884. 
VII. John A. Campbell Colston*, b. Oct. 30, 1886. 

V. Lucy Tutt^ (Elizabeth*, Nathaniel", Henry^, Philip^), 
married John Shackleford. Had issue: 

I. Elizabeth Shackleford*^. Married Minor Gibson, of Eap- 
pahannock Co., Va., in 1818. 
II. Mary Shackleford". Married Col. Catlett Gibson, of Cul- 
peper Co., Va. 
III. Henry Shackleford''. Married Miss Ross, of Culpeper Co., 

Va., lawyer. 
lA^. Barlow Shackleford*'. Married Miss Doty, of Wisconsin. 
V. St. Pierre Shackleford*'. Married Elvira Gibson. 

VI. Muscoe Livingston Shackleford% U. S. A. ; killed in Mex- 

ico. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 257 

VII. Martha Shackleford®. Married Richard Spottswood. 
YIII. John Lyne Shackleford«. 

IX. Benjamin Howard Shackleford®. Married Rebecca Green, 
daughter of Jones Green. He was a lawyer in Culpeper. 

V. John Pendleton^ (Edmund*, John', Henry-, Philip^), 
married Anne Lewis, daughter of John Lewis. Issue : 

I. John Lewis Pendleton«, b. 1790. 
II. Edmund Allen Pendleton®, b. 1791. Married liis cousin, 
Mildred, daughter of his uncle, Edmund Pendleton. 
Issue : 
I. Edmund Pendleton^. 
II. William Pendleton'^. 

III. Hugh Pendleton". 
lY. John Pendleton". 

V. Armistead Pendleton^. 

VI. Nannie Pendleton". 

III. Eliza Allen Pendleton®, b. 1793. 

IV. Mary Ann Pendleton®, b. 1795. 

V. Eveline Mildred Pendleton®, b. 1797. 
VI. William Armistead Pendleton®, b. 1798. 
VII. William Pendleton®, b. 1801 ; d. in Kentucky, leaving 
issue. 
VIII. Charles Lewis Pendleton®, b. 1805; d. in Richmond, leav- 
ing one son, living in Baltimore, Md. 
IX. Robert Taylor Pendleton®, d. in Caroline. His only son 
living in Baltimore, with J. B. West & Co. 
X. Benjamin Pendleton®, b. 1806; d. single. 
XI. Nathaniel Philip Henry Pendleton", lived in Port Royal, 
Va. 

Y. Edmund Pendleton^ (Edmund*, John^, Henry-, Philip^), 
b. 1774, of Edmundton, Caroline Co., Va., eldest son and child of 
Edmund Pendleton, of White Plains, same county, and Mildred 
(called Milly) Pollard, his wife; eldest son and child of John 
Pendleton, of same county and Mary Taylor, his wife : eldest son 
and child of Philip Pendleton, of Norwich, England and Caroline 
County (foi-med out of New Kent Co.), Virginia, progenitor of 
the Pendleton family in Virginia and Isabella Hurt or Hart, his 
wife, was born at the second above named place, April 18, 1774. 
The date of his death is unknown. 



258 SOME PROMINENT 

The estate called "Bdmundton" was given to him by his great- 
uncle, Judge Edmund Pendleton. Married, first (August 23, 
1794), Jane Burwell, eldest daughter and about the second child 
of John Page, of Caroline Co., Va., and Elizabeth (called "Betty"), 
his wife. The latter was the mother of Capt. Hugh N. Page 
(U. S. Navy) and others, and was burned to death in the Eichmond 
(Virginia) Theatre, December 2(3, 1811. 

Issue by first marriage : 

I. Elizabeth Page Pendleton'^, b. at "Edmundton," Caroline 
Co., Va., about 1795. Married (April 18, 1817) John 
C. Sutton, of Norfolk City, Va. She died, leaving 
eleven children. 

Edmund Pendleton, Jr., married, second (May 16, 1798), Lucy, 
second daughter and child of Col. Hugh Nelson, of Yorktown, 
York Co., Va., and Judith Page, his wife. 

Issue by second marriage : 

I. Hugh Nelson Pendleton®, eldest child, b. at "Edmund- 
ton," Caroline Co., Va., April 13, 1800; removed first 
to Clarke and then to Wythe Co., Va. Married, first 
(Feb. 20, 1829), Lucy Nelson; second (about 1840), 
Elizabeth Digges. 
II. Mildred Pendleton®, b. at same place, March 21, 1802. 
Married (Nov. 17, 1825) Edmund A. Pendleton, of 
Augusta, Georgia. Issue : 
I. Edmund Lewis Pendleton', b. Jan. 28, 1827. Married 
(Oct., 1850) Catista E. Norton, of A^ermont, and had 
issue : 
I. Ednionia Pendleton®. Married F. S. Mosher, of Augusta, 
Ga. 
II. William Pendleton^ b. June 21, 1828. Married (Sept. 
24, 1862) Zemula C. Walker, of Augusta, Ga., has four 
sons. 
III. John Pendleton', b. March 15, 1834, single. 
IV. Hugh Pendleton', twin brother of John, b. March 15, 
1834. Married (Dec, 1867) Eebecca Jones, of Notto- 
way County, Va. Issue : 
Two sons®. 
Two dauo-hters®. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 259 

V. Judith Page Pendleton^ b. 1836. Married (1858) 
Eichard B. Williams, of Richmond, Va. ; she d. April, 
1863. No issue. 
VI. Armistead Franklin Pendleton", h. Sept. 25, 1838. Mar- 
ried (March, 1868) Isabella Garvin, of Augusta, Ga., 
and lias issue : 
Two daughters*. 
One son**. 
A"II. Anne Elizabeth Pendleton", b. Oct. 9, 1844; single. 
III. Judith Page Pendleton^, b. at "Edmundton," Caroline 
Co., Va., Dec. 8, 1803. Married (June, 1836) Eobert 
H. Harrison, of the same county; she d. leaving issue: 
I. William L. Harrison'. Married (about 1833) Lama A. 
Lumpkin, of Dover, King William Co., Va., had issue: 
I. Robert Harrison*. 
II. Rosa Harrison*. 
III. Annie Harrison*. 
IV. Mary Harrison*. 
V. Lama Harrison*. 
II. Mary F. Harrison". Married Dr. James E. AVilliams, of 

Richmond, Va. ISTo issue. 
IV. Dr. Francis Walker Pendleton"^, b. at "Edmundton," Caro- 
line Co., Va., Dec. 7, 1808; removed to Warsaw, Rich- 
mond Co., Va. Married (Jan., 1834) Sarah F., daugh- 
ter of Daniel Turner, of Caroline Co., Va. They have 
issue : 
I. Robert Carter Pendleton', d. a youth. 
II. ^^annie F. Pendleton", b. 1840. 
III. Mildred E. Pendleton", b. 1841. Married (about 1861) 
Tasker Crabbe, of Richmond Co., Va. She d. leaving 
issue : 
I. Fannie Crabbe*. 

V. Rev. William N^elson Pendleton''. 1). Richmond, Va., Dec. 
36, 1809 ; removed to Lexington, Rockbridge Co., Va., 
where he died Jan. 15, 1883, aged seventy-four years. 
Married (1831) Anzolette Page, of Rugswamp, Han- 
over Co., Va. Issue : 
I. Susan Pendleton". Married (about 1853) Ed Lee; d. 
without issue. 
II. Mary Pendleton^. 
III. Rose Pendleton". 



260 SOME PROMINENT 

IV. Alexander S. Pendleton'^, only son, called "Sandy," b. 

about 1839; d. Sept., 1864. Married (1863) Kate 
Corbin, of Moss Neck, Caroline Co., Va. They had 
one child that d. an infant. Mrs. Kate Corbin Pendle- 
ton married, second, Brooke, of Lexingion, Eockbridge 
Co., Va,, and has issue. 
V. Nancy Pendleton'. 

VI. Leila Pendleton'^. 

VI. Eobert Carter Pendleton^, b. "Edmundton," Caroline Co., 
Va., Sept. 14, 1813; d. single, at Uniontown, Pa., in 
1836, aged twenty-four years. 
VII. James L. Pendleton^, b. "Edmundton," Caroline Co., Va., 
about 1815; removed to Eichmond, Va. Married 
(1840) Annalethia, daughter of Samuel S. Carter, of 
Eichmond, Va. She d. there in 1881 ; he d. many 
years before. Issue : 
I. Samuel H. Pendleton'^, b. about 1841 ; removed to New- 
York City. Married (1864) Sallie A., daughter of 
Philip H. Pendleton, of Port Eoyal, Caroline Co., Va. 
Issue : 
I. Arthur Pendleton^. 

II. Hugh Thomas Pendleton", d. July 3, 1863, single. 

III. Emma Walker Pendleton". Married (1882) Eobert C. 
Little, of Columbus, Ga. 

IV. Martha Carter Pendleton^ Married (1871) Joseph M. 
Fourqurean, of Eichmond, Va. They have several 
children. 
V. William J. Pendleton". Married (about 1875) Mary J., 
daughter of John M. Eoyall, of Eichmond, Va. 
VIII. Guerdon H. Pendleton**, b. at "Edmundton," Caroline Co., 
Va., April 4, 1817; removed to Clarke Co., Va.; d. 
about 1877, aged sixty years. Married (May 11, 
1854) Jane Byrd, daughter of Mann Eandolph Page. 

V. Col. Edmund Pendleton^ (Henry*, John^, Henry-, Philip^), 
of Cuckooville in Louisa Co., Va., to which place his father had 
removed some years previous to his death, and there died in 
November, 1822, aged sixty-three years. Of him, Mr. John S. 
Pendleton's record is imperfect, but he was regarded as remarkable 
for the vigor of his intellect and for his integrity of character. For 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 261 

many years he filled the position of justice of the peace, and 
repeatedly served the county of his adoption in the Legislature of 
Virginia. Col. Edmund Pendleton marched into the service of 
his country in the War of 1813 as captain of a company from his 
native county. At the death of his father, Col. Edmund, partly 
as divisor, hut principally as purchaser, succeeded to the Cuckoo 
property, moved to it in December, 1823, and there d. December. 
1838, aged fifty-three years. His wife was Unity Yancey Kim- 
brough. They had issue: 

I. Dr. Madison Pendleton*', engaged in the practice of his 

profession since early manhood. Married (1839) 

Elizabeth Kimbrough Barrett. 
II. Joseph Kimbrough Pendleton^, attorney-at-law. Married 

Charlotte Harris. 

III. William Kimbrough Pendleton'', Professor and President 

of Bethany College, W, Va. Married, first, Lavinia 
Campbell; second (1845), Clarinda Campbell; third 
(1855), Catherine Huntington King. 
IV. Dr. Philip Barbour Pendleton". Married Jane Kim- 
brough Holladay. 
V. Henry Pendleton*', d. at the age of eighteen. 
A^I. Sarah Louisa Pendleton^, d. aged twenty. 
V. Dr. Joseph W. Pendleton^ (Henry*, John^, Henry-, 
Philip^). Married Elizabeth Hawes Goodwin. Issue: 

I. Maj. Joseph H. Pendleton*'. Married Margaret Ewing. 
II. John 0. Pendleton", b. 1829. Married (1851) Annie L. 
Harris. 
III. Mary B. Pendleton", b. 1833. Married (1857) Prof. 
Charles J. Kemper. Issue : 
I. Charles Kemper^, b. 1859. 
II. George P. Kemper', b. 1870. 
III. Maury Kemper^ b. 1874. 

IV. Graham Kemper", b. 1877. 

IV. Elizabeth Pendleton". Married (1854) Dr. John Ander- 
son. Issue : 

I. Elizabeth Anderson^. 

II. Mattie Anderson'. Married John L. Bowles. Issue : 

I. Elizabeth Bowles®. 

II. John Bowles*. 

III. Augustus Bowles®. 



262 SOME PROMINENT 

V. Lucy Pendleton''. 
V. Thomas M. Pendleton^ (Henry*, John=^, Henry-, Philip^). 
Married Miss Jackson. Issue: 
I. William J. Pendleton^. 
II. Elislia Pendleton'. 
V. Dr. William James Pendleton^ (Henry*, John", Henry", 
Philips), b. 1809; d. 1872. Married (1831) Catherine M. Harris. 
Issue : 

I. Dr. David H. Pendleton'', h. 1832; d. 1859. Married 

(1855) Juliana Hunter. Issue: 
I. Hunter Pendleton^, A. M., Ph. D. (Gottingen). Married 

Louise White. Issue : 
I. ISTancy Lewis Hillah Pendleton^. 
11. Fred H. Pendleton*'. 
III. Juliana Pendleton^. Married Wm. Meredith. Issue : 
I. Kate Meredith^ 
II. William Meredith^ 
Juliana married, second, William B. Pendleton. 

IV. Alice Pendleton'', b. 1843; d. 1877. Married (ISfiO) 

Waller Overton. Issue : 
I. Kate Overton^, b. 1871. 
11. Susan Overton^, b. 1871. 
III. William Overton^ b. 1876. 

V. Matilda W. Pendleton^ (Henry*, John^, Henry^, PhilipM, 
b. 1792; d. 1840. Married (1810) P. Strachan Barret. Issue: 

I. Alexander B. Barret^ b. 1811; d. 1861. Married (1836) 

Juliana Harris. Issue: 

I. Alexander Barret ■^. Married Emma E. Chinnock. Issue: 

I. Lily Barret^. 

II. Cecil Barrett 

III. Virginia Barret^. Married Theodore K. Gibbs. 

II. John Henry Barret". 

III. Mary Barret". Married Samuel Mallory. Issue: 

I. John B. Mallory^ 

11. Sarah Elizabeth Mallory^ Married Wilson. 

IV. Sarah Barret". Married (1841) Waller Holladay. 

V. William Thomas Barret". 

A^I. Caroline Barret". 

VII. Lucy Barret". 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 263 

^'. Sarah Madison Pendleton^ (Henry*, John^, Henrv'-, 
Pliilip^), b. 1793. Married Philip B. Winston. Issue: 
I. William Overton Winston". 
II. Bickerton L. Winston". 
III. John E. Winston". 

IV. Philip Winston". . 
V. Barbara Winston". 

YI. Edmund Thomas Winston". 
VII. Joseph Pendleton Winston". 
VIII. 0. M. Winston". 

V. Barbara Overton Pendleton^ (Henry*, John^, Henry^, 
Philip^), b. 1795. Married William H. Phillips, and had issue: 

I. Sarah Elizabeth Phillips". ]\Iarried, first, B. F. Trice; 
second, C. C. Branford. 
II. Dr. William H. Phillips", b. 1819 ; d. 188i. 

III. Catherine J. Phillips", b. 1826. Married Kyle. 

IV. Joseph Pendleton Phillips", b. 1828 ; d. 1882. 
V. Eichard S. Phillips",- b. 1830; d. 1856. Married M. E. 
Christian, two children. 

VI. Patty P. Phillips", b. 1833. Married Dr. John G. Boat- 

Avright. 

V. Frances Samuella Pendleton^ (Henry*, John\ Henry^, 
Philip^), married W. M. Tompkin. Issue: 

I. Pendleton Tompkin". 

II. Alexander Tompkin". 

III. John Tompkin". 

IV. Joseph Bickerton Tompkin". 

Sixth Gexeratiox. 

VI. James Pendleton" (Thomas-^, James*, James"", Henry-, 
Philip^). Married Miss Conner. Issue: 

I. French Pendleton', now (1868) living with one son in 
Culpeper. 
II. Edmund Pendleton", d. in Confederate Army, 1863. 
III. Henry Clay Pendleton', living, 1868. 
IV. Daniel Pendleton", went to Missouri. 
V. John Pendleton", went to Missouri. They both went west 
about 1833. and have left large families. 
A'l. Alexander Pendleton". Xo issue. 



264 SOME PROMINENT 

VII. George W. Pendleton', d. leaving two or three sons, who 
went west. 
VIII. Catlett Pendleton', d. 1834, unmarried. 

VI. John Strother Pendleton® ("William", James*, James^, 
Henry-, Philip^), b. 1803; d. November 19, 1868. Married 
(1831:) Lucy Ann Williams, daughter of Major Gen'l James 
Williams, of Orange Co., Va. James Strother® was a lawyer by 
profession, a member of the General Assembly from Culpeper, from 
1830 to '33 ; a member from Rappahannock from 1836 to '39 ; 
representative of the Mt. Vernon District in Congress from 1845 
to '48. 

He was Charge d'Atfaires to the Republic of Chili in 1814 to '44, 
and was sent in the same capacity to the Argentine Confederation 
in 1851 ; and in 1853 appointed with Plenipotentiary powers, in 
association with Gen'l Robt. C. Schenck, to the Courts of the 
Republics of Uraguay or the Oriental Repul)lic, the Republic of 
Paraguay, and to the then dissevered states of the old Argentine 
Confederation. He died without issue. 

VI. James French Pendleton® (William^, James*, James", 
Henry^, Philip^), was a lawyer by profession; clerk of the County 
of Smyth, Va., from 1831 to '57-'58, then appointed by Gov. 
Henry A. Wise to succeed Col. Charles Morgan as Superintendent 
of the State Prison at Richmond, Va., with an interruption of two 
years; returning to the same employment and was there in 1868. 
Married ISTarcissa Cecil, daughter of Samuel Cecil, of Tazewell 
Co., Va. He had twelve sons and three daughters, of whom five 
are living. Issue : 

I. Albert Gallatin Pendleton". Married Miss Tinsley, of 
Amherst Co., Va. 
II. John S. Pendleton". Married Miss Venable, of Smyth 
Co., Va. 
III. James French Pendleton". 
IV. William C. Pendleton^ 

V. Edmund Pendleton". 

VI. Albert Gallatin Pendleton® (William", James*, James^, 

Henry^, Philip^), was a lawyer by profession, which he pursued 

actively for thirty-five years and was still pursuing in 1868. He 

has been on different occasions a member of the General Assembly 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 2G5 

of Viro-inia, and was a iiiciiiIxT of llic Constitutional Convention 
of 1S51. Married (18;U) JOIvina, daugliter of Henley Cliapnian, 
of Giles Co., Va. He lias no living son, hut tlwee daughters. 

I. Nannie Pendleton", the oldest (huighter, married Philip 
William Strother, son of the late .lames French Strother 
of Ciilpeper Co., Va. He was representative of the 
Culpeper district at the age of twenty-five in the last 
Legislature permitted to he lield in the State of Vir- 
ginia. 
"All the data that ends with 1SG8 was taken from MS. of John 
Strother Pendleton." 

VI. Edward Henr}^ Pendleton'' (Edmund^, Henry"*, James^, 
Henry-, Philip^). Married Jaqiielin Smith Mills, of Washington, 
D. C' (See Mills Family.) 

VI. Thornton Presley Cocke Pendleton" (Edmund', Henry*, 
James'', Henry-, Philip^). Married Emily Richardson, of Clarke 
Co.. Va. Issue : 

I. John Pendleton'. 

II. Edmund Pendleton^ 

III. Philip Pendleton". 

IV. Robert Pendleton^ 

V. Elizabeth Pendleton^ 

VI. Helen Pendleton^. 

VII. Emma Pendleton^ 
VIII. Sophia Pendleton'^. 

IX. Virginia Pendleton'. 
X. Charlotte Pendleton'. 
VI. Robert Ward Pendleton'', b. 1814; d. 1861. Married 
Sophia ChaflEee, of Baltimore, Md. Issue : 

I. Matilda Chaffee Pendleton", d. single. 
II. Grace Pendleton", d. unmarried. 
III. Sophie Pendleton". 
IV. Edmund Pendleton". 
V. Albert Randolph Pendleton^. Married Florence Harden; 
lives in Baltimore, Md., The Arundel, Charles St.. X. 
Edmund Pendleton' married Mrs. Virginia Kennedy and now 
lives in Chicago. 

VI. Mary Ann Pendleton'^ (Edmund^, Henry^ James'', Henry-, 
Philip^), eldest child of Edmund Pendleton^, b. Xovember 15, 



266 SOME rh'OMIXEXT 

18UU: (1. March, 1878. Married (1831) William Foushee. of 
Culpeper Co., Va. Issue: 

I. Two sons, died in infancy. 
III. Helen M. Pendleton Foushee'. b. 1832. Married (1854) 

John H. Gaines, of Arkansas. 
ly. Elizabeth Ward Foushee'. b. 1833. Married (1854) 
Fayette M. Latham, of Culpeper Co., Va. 
V. Jaquelin Pendleton Foushee', b. 1836. Married (1853) 
James Kemp Wysham, of Baltimore, Md. (Mrs. 
Wysham sent me her MS., which has been of great 
assistance in preparing this sketch.) 
VI. Edmonia Amanda Foushee". b. 1839. Married (1865) 

Samuel Wortham, of Eichmond, Va. 
VI. Philip Peter Pendleton^ (Edmund^, Henry*, James^, 
Henry-, Philip^), 1). 1816. Married Mary Jane Leeke. of Balti- 
more, Md. Issue : 

I. David Ellis Pendleton', served three years in the Con- 
federate Army. Married Laura Clay Slater, of Harris- 
onburg, Va. Issue : 
I. Phillip P. Pendleton^ d. 1875. 
II. Xathan Smith Pendleton^, b. 1856. Married Janie Patter- 
son, of Baltimore, Md. Issue : Three children. 
VI. Susan Verdier Sheperd Pendleton® (William"', William*, 
XathanieP, Henry-. Philip^), b. 1813: d. 1888, Married James 
Campbell Orrick. Issue : 

I. Eev. William Pendleton Orrick^, Dean of the Cathedral, 
at Beading, Pa. 
II. Charles James Orrick^. Married Helen Marr Lewis. 
Issue : 
I. Jesse Lewis Orrick"'. 
II. Virginia Pendleton Orrick®. 
III. Helen Cromwell Orrick^. 

VI. Eobert S. Pendleton''' (William^, William*, NathanieP, 
HeniT-, Philips ), b. 1834: d. 1880. Married Mary A. Pfeiffer. 
Issue : 

I. Mary M. Pendleton'. 
II. William H. Pendleton'. Married Ellen Wright. 
III. J. Philip B. Pendleton^. Married Edith Hower. 
IX. Eol)ert Edmund Pendleton". 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 2(57 

VI. William Henry Pendleton« (Williain^ WilliaIu^ Na- 
thanieP, Henry^ Philip^), b. 1817; d. 1873. Married Henrietta, 
daughter of Dr. Philip Grynies Randolph ; was ordained at the 
Theoloiiical Seminary, 1843. Had parishes in Faiujuier, Roanoke, 
and Bedford counties; was an eloquent preacliei' and ai) indefati- 
gable worker. Issue: 

1. Lucy Welford Randolph Pendleton'. 
11. Susie Randolph Pendleton'^. 
I n. Mary Randolph Pendleton". 
^\'. Philip Randolph Pendleton'. 

v. Henrietta Grynies Pendleton^.- 
VI. Ellen Shepherd Pendleton^ 
VII. Garnett Peyton Pendleton'. 
VIII. Rev. William H. K. Pendleton", of Marietta, Ohio. 

VI. Elizabeth Shackleford« (Lucy Tutt% Elizabeth^ XathanieP, 
Henry-, Philip^). Married (1818) Minor Gibson, of Rappa- 
hannock Co., Va. Issue : 
I. Lucy E. Gibson^. 
II. Mary Ellen Gibson". Married James Porter, M. D., 
Frostburg, Md. 
III. Martha Irene Gibson". 

IV. Isaac Gibson'^. Ejiiscopal clergyman. Married Annie 
Wingerd in 1853, of Georgetown, D. C. ; address 17 
E. Elm St., Korristown, Pa. 
V. Alcinda Esther Gibson". Married G. E. Porter, M. D., 
of Maryland. 
VI. John St. Pierre Gibson", M. D. Married Mary Wallace, 
Augusta, Ga. 
MI. Moses Gibson^ 
A'lII. James Green Gibson". 

VI. Mary Shackleford« (Lucy Tutt^ Elizabeth*, Nathaniel\ 
Henry-. PhilipM married Col. Jonathan Catlett Gibson. Issue: 
L Mary Catlett Gibson". Married Milton Fitzhugh. Issue: 
I. Milton Catlett Fitzhugh^, of California. 
II. Lucy Ellen Gibson". Married John Strother Buckner. 
III. Ann Eustace Gibson'^. Married James B. Welch, of 
Alabama. Issue: 
I. Leila Welch\ Married A. H. Davis. 
II. Eustace Welch^ Married Sallv Berrv-. 



268 SOME PROJlJIXEXT 

III. Susan Welch*. Married James Leisure. 
IV. Thomas Welch*. 

IV. William St. Pierre Gibson^ Lieut. Cav. C. S. A., killed 
at Westminster. 
Y. Jonathan Catlett Clibson', enlisted as a private in the 
Culpeper minute men. Was rapidly promoted and 
became Colonel of the 4:9th Virginia Infantry, suc- 
ceeding Col. Wm. (Extra Billy) Smith; represented 
Culpeper Co. in the Virginia House of Delegates for a 
number of terms. Married Mary G. Shackleford. and 
had issue : 
I. Edwin H. Gibson*. Married Janie Grigg. Issue: 
I. Jonathan Catlett Gibson^. 
II. Edwin Ag-new Gibson". 
11. Felix Gibson*, d. single. 
VI. Mildred Williams Gibson', d. young, single. 
VII. John Shackleford Gibson', d. unmarried. 
VIII. Susan Gibson^, d. young. 

IX. Eustace Gibson' . Married Mattie Lacklin. Issue : 

I. Pierre Gibson*. 
II. Howard Gibson^. 
III. Lee Gibson*. 

Eustace Gibson represented the Huntington, W. Va., 
District in the House of Delegates, being Speaker, and 
also in the U. S. House of Representatives for two 
terms. 
X. Edwin Gibson^, d. single. 
VI. Henry Shackleford" (Lucy Tutt% Elizabeth^ X^athanieP, 
Henry-, Philip^), married Elizabeth Eoss. Issue: 

I. Mary George Shackleford'. Married Col. Jonathan 
Catlett Gibson. 
II. Lucy Shackleford^. Married, first, Judge Sinclair; 
second, Emile LeGrande. 
III. Kate Shackleford'. Married Corbin Jameson. 
IV. Bessie Lee Shackleford'. Married Capt. C. H. Lester, 

U. S. A. 
V. Shirley Shackleford'. Married Eev. W. E. Davis. Issue: 
I. Henry Shackleford Davis*. 
VI. Martha Shackleford® (Lucy Tutt% Elizabeth^ XathanieP, 



VmaiMA r.\ MILIEU 269 

Henry-, Pliili})' ) iiuin-i^'d IJicliard Spolswoud, a jiTeat-great-^a-and- 
soii (»t' Governor Spotswood, being the son of -John Spotswood and 
Marv Goode, the grandson of John Spotswood and Sally Kowsie, 
I lie groat-grandson of .lolin S})otswood, son of Gov. Alexander 
Spotswood and Miss Dandridgo. Issue: 
I. Lucy Spotswood', d. 1868. 
II. Sally Bland Spotswood". Married William Handulpli 
Smith and resided in Kielunond. 
III. Col. Mnsc'oe L. Spotswood', a lawyer of Eichniond, \a. 
YI. Benjamin Howai'd Shaekleford" (Lncy Tutt^, Elizabeth*, 
Nathaniel-', Henry-, Pliilii)M< was a lawyer in Culpeper, Va. Mar- 
ried Rebecca Green, daughter of Jones Green. Issue: 

I. Jones Green Shackleford'. Married Belle Kirk. Issue: 
I. Howard Green Shackleford*. 
II. John Howard Shackleford'. 
III. George Scott Shackleford". Married Virginia Minor 
Randolph. Issue : 
I. Yirginius Eandolph Shackleford*. 
II. Nanny Holladay Shackleford*. 
III. George Scott Shackleford^ 
IV. Margaret Wilson Shackleford-. 
IV. Lucy Shackleford". Married C. G. Walker. Issue : 

I. Rebecca Walker*. 
II. Reuben Walker*. 
III. C. C. Walker*, Jr. 
V. Anne Berry Shackleford". Married Prof. E. B. Sniithey, 
Randolph-Macon College. 
VI. Muscoe Livingston Shackleford', of Freemont, Ohio. 

Married Delia Taylor. 
VI. John Lewis Pendleton® (John', Edmund*, John% Henry-, 
Pliilip^), b. 1790. Married Miss Magruder, sister of Gen'l John 
B. Magruder and niece of Gen'l Bankhead. He was for many years 
clerk of the courts of Caroline. He had a good many children 
of whom tlie writer only knew : 

I. John Lewis Pendleton", Jr. Xo issue. 
II. William Armistead Pendleton^ Married Miss Cox; he 

lives in St. Louis and has a number of children. 
VI. Rev. Gen'l William X. Pendleton*^ (EdnnuK?, Edmund*, 



270 SOME PROMINENT 

John^, Henry^, Philip^), b. 1809. Married Anzolette Page, daugh- 
ter of Capt. Frank Page, of Hanover Co., Va. During the late 
Civil War he was a distinguished artillery commander in Gen'l 
Lee's army of Northern Virginia in all its campaigns. He had 
issue : 

I. Susan Pendleton'. Married Gen'l E. G. Lee. 
II. Mary Pendleton^. 
III. Eose Pendleton'. 
IV. Nannie Pendleton^. 

V. Lelia Pendleton". 
VI. Alexander Swift Pendleton', Stonewall Jackson's Adju- 
tant General (Sandy Pendleton he was called by his 
comrades). After surviving the bloody fields of his 
illustrious commander, fell, near the close of the war, at 
the battle of Fisher's Hill, Sept. 22, 1864. Married a 
daughter of James Parke Corbin, of Moss Xeck, and had 
an infant son wlio d. very young. 

VI. Dr. Madison Pendleton'^ (Col. Edmund^ Henry*, John-', 
Henry-, Philip^), engaged in the practice of his profession since 
early manhood. Married (1829) Elizabeth Kimbrough Barrett. 
Issue : 

I. John B. Pendleton', member Twenty-third Virginia Regi- 
ment, Garnett's command at Rich Mountain, 1861 ; d. 
at Laurel Hill in the deplorable war. in which he was 
engaged as volunteer. 
II. Dr. Edmund S. Pendleton', of Goochland Co., Va., First 
Sergeant Company F, 4th Va. Cavalry, also assistant 
surgeon, C. S. A. Married, first, Susan M. Trice; 
second, Sallie W. Flipps. Issue: 
I. Mary Unity Pendleton*, d. young. 
II. James Madison Pendleton^, d. Jan. 14, 1899. 
III. John Henry Pendleton^ d. Marcli 5, 1900. 
IV. Katherine Kimbrough Pendleton*. 
V. Susie Strachan Pendleton*. 
VI. Edmund Littleton Pendleton*. 
VIT. Edmund Strachan Pendleton*. 
A'TII. Littleton Flipps Pendleton*. 
ITT. Charles Tvimbrough Pendleton', Second Sergeant 4th Va. 
Cavalry; he served faithfully during tlie Civil War. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 271 

He was ea])turt'(l iicai- Spottsyhania Comi house and 
carried a prisonci- of war to Fort Delaware, where he 
was detained fourteen months, until the cessation of 
hostilities, being subject to great hardshijjs and pri- 
vations. Married Lucy T. Chandler. Issue : 
I. Madison Straelian Pendleton^, b. 187(). 
II. Thomas Chandler Pendleton^, b. 1878. 
III. Elizabeth Kimbrough Pendleton**, b. 187!). 
IV. Mary Washington Pendleton^ b. 1881. 

V. Charles Kimbrough Pendleton^, b. 1885. 
VI. Harry Leigh Pendleton^, b. 1888. 
VII. Brodie Herndon Pendleton^, b. 1801. 

IV. William B. Pendleton", adjutant of Taliaferro's brigade,, 
lost a limb at the battle of Cedar Mountain. Married 
Mrs. Juliana Meredith, nee Pendleton. Issue : 
I. Philip Henry Pendleton^. Married Charlotte Peid. Issue: 
I. Julian Pendleton''. 
II. Elizabeth Pendleton". 

II. Alice 0. Pendleton*. Married Schuyler Moon. 
III. Julia Madison Pendleton^. 
IV. Bessie K. Pendleton®. 

V, William Barret Pendleton*. 
VI. Joseph Kimbrough Pendleton" (Col. Edmund'', Henry*, 
John-', Henry-, Philip^), attorney-at-law. Married Charlotte 
Harris. Issue : 

I. Dr. Lewis Pendleton'. Married Mary Kean. 
II. Jane Pendleton'. Married John Hunter. 
III. Henry Pendleton'. 

William Kimbrough Pendleton" (Col. Edmund''. Henry*, 
Henry-, Philip^), President Bethany College; member 
Constitutional Convention, W. Va., 1872; d. 1899. Married, 
first, Lavinia Campl)ell, daughter of Alexander Campbell ; second 
(1845), Clarinda Campbell; third (1855), Catherine Huntington 
King. Issue : 

I. Alexander Campljell Pendleton', b. 1847. 
II. William C. Pendleton', b. 1849, married Helen K. Austin. 
Issue : 
T. .Vustin Campliell Pendleton\ b. 1881. 



2T2 SOME PROMINENT 

III. Clarinda Huntington Pendleton", b. Aug. 25, 1856. 

Married (1879) Joseph Eucker Lamar, of Augusta, 
Ga. Issue : 
I. Philip Eucker Lamar-. 
II. William Pendleton Lamar^. 
III. Mary Laniard 

IV. Huntington King Pendleton^, b. 1861. 'Married (1884) 

Martha Wellman Paxton. Issue : 
I. Catherine King Paxton^, b. 1885. 
II. Mary Whitehead Paxton*, b. 1886. 
III. George Paxton^ b. 1888. 
IV. Frances Jean Paxtoii^ b. 1889. 
V. Philip Yancey Pendleton', b. 1863. Married (1893) 

Anna Harvout Loyd. Issue : 
I. William Lamar Pendleton^ b. 1895. 
II. Eleanor Pendleton^, b. 1898. 

VI. Winston Kent Pendleton', b. 1869. Married (1898) 
Daisy Bell Watt. Issue : 
I. Stewart Watt Pendleton*. 
VII. Dwight Lyman Pendleton', 1). 1871. Married (1899) 

Sarah Prewitt. 
\I. Dr. Philip Barbour Pendleton'' (Col. Edmund", Henry*, 
John-% Henry-, Philip^), married Jane Kimbrough Holladay. 
Issue : 

I. Madison H. Pendleton'. Married E. Mildred Davis. 
II. Eugene Pendleton^ M. D. Married Elizabeth B. Pendle- 
ton. Issue : 
I. John Pendleton^. 
II. Eugene Pendleton*. 

III. Annie Pendleton*. 

III. Louise Pendleton", married Eev. T. J. Spencer. Issue : 

I. Jessie Spencer*. 

II. Gale Spencer*. ^' 

III. Eva Spencer*. ' ' '- 

IV. Julia Spencer*. 

IV. Joseph K. Pendleton". Married Ida Kaufman. 
V. AVilliam ^Y. Pendleton'. Married Blanclie Craighill. 

Issue : 
I. Philip C. Pendleton*. 



VIRGIXTA FAMILIES 273 

VI. Ella K. IViKlletoii". Married D. S. McCarthy. Issue: 

I. Jennie McCarthy^. 

II. Maria McCarthy*. 

III. Edith McCarthy^ 

IV. Dan McCarthy\ 

V. Ella McCartliy\ 

\'II. Lizzie Y. Pendleton'. Married Percy Thornton. Issue: 

I. Henry Thornton'*. 

IT. Dan Thornton"*. 

III. Flora Thornton"*. 

IV. Mary Thornton-. 

VIII. Philip Barltour Pendleton", Jr. 

VI. Major Joseph II. Pendleton^ (Dr. Joseph^, Henry*, John'', 
Henry^ Philip^), b. 1827: d. 1881. Married, 1848, Margaret 
Ewing. Attorney-at-la\v ; member House of Delegates, Va., 1863 ; 
brevetted Lient. C^olonel C. S. A. Issue : 

I. Joseph Pendleton', b. 1850. 
II. Henry H. Pendleton', b. 1853 ; Consul to Southampton, 
England, 1887-1889: Assist. Attorney Gen. ^X. Va. 
III. Elizabeth W. Pendleton', b. 1855. 

IV. John 0. Pendleton', b. 1857; Member of Congress from 
W. Va., 1889-'—. 
V. Ida C. Pendleton', b. 1858, married, 1876, Frank P. 

Jepson. Issue : 
I. Evelyn Jepson^. 
VI. Virginia C. Pendleton', b. 1861. Married, 1885, Andrew 
W. Wilson. Issue : 
I. John Pendleton Wilson®. 

VII. Margaret J. Pendleton', b. 1866. Married, 1892, Geo. S. 

Hughes. Issue : ■ 

I. John Pendleton Hughes'^. 
VI. John 0. Pendleton" (Dr. Joseph^, Henry*, John'*, Henry^, 
Philip^), b. 1839, married, 1851, Annie L. Harris, Issue: 
I. Sarah Pendleton', b. 1852. 
II. John Pendleton', b. 1861. Married, 1883, Corinne M. 
Davis. Issue : 
I. Edmund C. Pendleton®. 
II. Annie L. Pendleton®. 
III. Ida D. Pendleton®. 
IV. Henrv H. Pendleton®. 



274 SOME PROMIl^ENT 

V. David M. Pendleton^ 
VI. John S. Pendleton^. 

VII. Philip D. Pendleton^. 

VI. John Henry Barrett" (Matilda'^, Henry*, John^, Henry-, 
Philip^), married Susan Eankin. Issue: 

I. John Henry Barret". Married Henrietta Offitt. Issue: 
I. Maiy Barret*. Married James Heddino. Issue : 
I. J. Barret Spencer Heddino". 
II. xVugusta Barret*. Married Earl ( -arley. Issue : 

I. John Barret Carley'-*. 
II. James Rankin Barret'. 
III. Susan Barref^. 

VI. Sarah Straclian Barret*^ (Matilda^ Henry*. John% Henry^ 
Philip^), married 1841, Waller Holladay. Issue: 

I. Mary Holladay'. Married, 1863, H. Fitzhugh Dade. 

Issue : 

I. Fitzhugh Dade*. 

II. Barret Dade*. 

III. Waller Dade*. 

IV. Jessie Dade*. 

V. Delia Dade*. 

VI. Albert Dade*. 

II. Mattie Holladay'. Married, 1883, Miles H. Gardner. 
Issue : 
I. Sarah Gardner*. 
III. Louisa Holladay', b. 1845. Married Wm. H. McCarthy. 
Issue : 
I. Frank McCarthy*. 
II. Agnes McCarthy*. 

IV. Frederick Holladay^ b. 1847; Member House of Dele- 
gates, Va., 1855-1856 ; married, first, Janet Garrett, 
married, second, Fannie Garrett. Issue : 
I. Garrett Holladay*. 
II. Waller Holladay*. 
III. Frederick Holladay*. 
IV. Sallie Holladay*. 
V. Maxwell Holladay*. 

VI. Lizzie Holladay*. 

VI. William Thomas Barret** (Matilda W.^, Henry*, John-', 
Henry-. PhilipMn married Elizabeth Towles. Issue: 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 275 

1. Tlioiaas Barret'. 
II. Strachan Barret'. 
III. Betty Barret'. 
IV. Alexander Barret'. 

VI. Hugh Nelson Pendleton'' (EdnuuuF, Ednumd*. John^ 
Henry-, Philip^), of Clarke Co., Va., b. April 13, 1800; d. before 
1883, exact age unknown; married, 30 February, 1839, Lucy, only 
child of Chancellor Eobert Nelson (ninth child and youngest son 
of Gov. Thomas Nelson, Yorktown, York Co., Va.), and Judith 
Carter Page, his wife, who was the ninth surviving child and 
yoiingest daughter of Governor John Page, of Rosewell, Gloucester 
Co., Va., and Frances (called Fannie) Burwell, his first wife. 
Hugh Nelson Pendleton and Lucy Nelson, his first wife, had issue : 

I. Julia Pendleton', b. about 1830; d. 1865. Married about 
1853, James Allen, of Bedford Co., Va., who d. Aug, 
18(13. Issue : 
I. Hugh Allen Pendleton**. 
Hugh Nelson Pendleton'' married, second, about 1840, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Dudley Digges, of Louisa Co., Va., and Alice Page, 
widow of Dr. John A. Smith, of Yorktown, York Co., Va., his wife. 
Alice Page, the widow Smith, was the second surviving daughter, 
and about the sixth child of Gov. John Page and Frances (called 
Fannie) Burwell, liis first wife. Hugh Nelson Pendleton and 
Elizabeth Digges, his wife, had issue : 

I. Dudley Digges Pendleton", b. about 1841 : removed to 
Shepherdstown, Jefferson Co., W. Va. Being the eldest 
son of the eldest son, etc., he is the representative de- 
scendant of the Pendleton family in Va., and of John 
Pendleton, who belonged to the third generation of that 
family in Va. Dudley D. Pendleton mamed, about 
1868, Helen Boteler, of Shepherdstown, They have 
several children. 
II. Eobert Nelson Pendleton", b. about 1843. Married, about 
1868, Fannie Gibson, and removed to Wythe Co., Va. 
III. Kennith Pendleton", b. about 1845 ; d. young. 

Seventh Generation. 

VII. Mary E. Gibson' (Elizabeth^ (Shackleford), Lucy= 
(Tutt), Elizabeth*, NathanieP, Henry-. PhilipM. married Dr. 
.lames Porter, Frostburg, Md. Issue: 

I. Lucy Porter*. Married, in Maryland. 



276 SOME FROMiyENT 

II. Glissen Porter®. Married Hattie Hollingsworth, Win- 
chester, \a. 
YII. Eev. Isaac Gibson^ (Elizabeth'^ (Siiackleforcl), Lucy^ 
(Tutt), Elizabeth*, XathanieP, Henrj^-, Philip^), Episcopal Clergy- 
iiiaii : married Annie Wingerd, in 1853; address IT E. Elm St., 
Morristown, Pa. Issue : 

I. Jolni Shackleford Gibson® (Episcopal Clergpnan). Mar- 
ried, 1881, Ilicia Davis, daughter of Dr. J. M. Davis, 
Trenton, X. J. Issue : 
I. Frances Bodine Gibson'', b. Xov., 1881. 
II. James Davis Gibson'^, b. Oct., 1883. 
III. Anna Gibson**, h. September, 1885. 
IV. John Shackleford Gibson^, b. Jan., 1887. 
A'. Philip Pendleton Gibson'', b. June, 1890. 
II. Ethel Wingerd Gibson®. 
III. Muscoe Minor Gibson®, lawyer. Married Amy Whitton, 

Morristown, Pa. 
IV. Delia Pendleton Gibson®. 

YII. Alcinda Esther Gibson" (Elizabeth*^ (Shackleford), Lucy^ 
(Tutt), Elizabeth*, XathanieP, Henry-, Pliilip^), married Dr. 
G. E. Porter, of Md. Issue: 
I. Emma Porter®. 
II. Frank Porter®, Minister M. E. Church. Married Miss 

Miller. 
III. Muscoe Porter®, d. Xaval Cadet at Annapolis. 
IV. Elizabeth Pendleton Porter®. 

V. Minor Gibson Porter®, M. D. 
YI. Alexander Shaw Porter®, Surgeon U. S. A. Married 

Miss Keen. 
VII. John St. Pierre Gibson", M. D. (Elizabeth^ (Shackle- 
ford), Lucy^ (Tutt), Elizabeth*, XathanieP, Henry-, Philip^), 
nuirried Mary Wallace, Augusta, Ga. Issue : 

I. Edwin Lacey Gibson®, M. D. Married Maiy Miller, Ra- 
leigh, X. C. 
II. Elizabeth Pendleton Gibson®. 
YII. Lucy Ellen Gibson^ ( Mary "^ ( Shackleford ) , Lucy ^ ( Tutt ) , 
Elizabeth*, XathanieP, Henry-, Philip^), married John Strother 
Buckner. Issue : 

I. Mary Elizabeth Buckner®. Married Richard P. Spiers, of 
Xorth Carolina. Had issue : 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 277 

I. Winfield Buckuer Spiers^. 

II. Mary Dandridge Spiers'*. 

III. Helen Strotlier Spiers". 

II. Aylette Hawes Buckner®. Married Anna Bert, of Ala., 
and had issue : 

I. Bert Buckner". 

II. John Strother BiK-kner**. 

III. Aylette Hawes Buckner^, 

IV. Martha Ball Biickner". 
III. Anne Eustace Buckner^. 

IV. Eugenie Buckner«. Married W. T. Winfield, X. Carolina. 
Had issue : 

I. John Buckner Winfield®. 

II. Edith Spottswood Winfield^ 

III. Courtlandt Scott Winfield'*. 

IV. Gladys Gibson Winfield". 

V. Eichard Marshall WinfiekP. 

VI. William Meade Winfield^ 

V. Blanche St. Pierre Buckner^ Married J. E. Dove. Had 

issue : 
I. Lucile Buckner Dove'*. 

VII. John B. Pendleton^ (Madison", Edmund^ Henry^ John^ 
Henry-, Philip^), Mem. 23rd Va. Eeg., Garnett's command at Eich 
Mountain, 1861; d. at Laurel Hill, in the deplorable war in which 
he was engaged as volunteer ; married Sallie A. Meredith, and had 
issue : 

I. Elizabeth B. Pendleton^ Married Dr. Eugene Pendleton. 

Issue : 

I. John Barret Pendleton'*. 

II. Eugene Barbour Pendleton^. 

III. Lewis Pendleton^. 

IV. Anne Pendleton^. 

A'^II. John B. Mallory' (Maiy A. Barret% Matilda^, Henry*, 

John-'', Henry-, Philip^), married Sallie Glass. Issue: 

I. Eobert Mallory^. Married Lockie White. Issue : 

I. Hollady Mallory'*. 

II. Mary Mallory^. Married H. F. Dade. 

III. John Mallory*. 

IV. Samuel Mallory*. 



278 SOME PROMINENT 

PENDLETONS OF AMHERST COUNTY, VIEGIXIA. 

Jolm Pendleton- (Philip^), second son of the elder Philip (who 
came from England), was born about the year 1691, and emigrated 
in company with his younger brother Philip to the County of 
Amherst, and settled on the eastern slope of the Tobacco Eow 
Mountain. Some years thereafter, he married a Miss Tinsley, of 
Madison Co., Va., by whom he had thirteen children — eight 
boys and five girls. He continued to reside in Amherst until his 
death, which occurred about the time of the Revolution. He was 
buried in the old Pendleton burying ground near the Tobacco 
Row, on the farm now owned by Ambler. 

Third Generation. 

III. Benjamin Pendleton'' (John-, Philip^) emigrated, imme- 
diately after the Revolution, to Kentucky, where many of his de- 
scendants continued to reside. 

III. Isaac Pendleton'^ (John-. Philip^), emigrated to Kentucky, 
after the Revolution, where many of his descendants reside. 

III. John Pendleton^^ (John-, Philip^), emigrated to Kentuck}^, 
wliere descendants continue to reside. 

III. Edmund Pendleton" (John-, Philip^), emigrated, imme- 
diately after the Rexolution. to Kentucky; afterwards, lie emi- 
grated to Tennessee. Issue : 

Benjamin Pendleton*, emigrated to Missouri. Issue: 

Edmund Pendleton;', moved to Texas. Issue : 

George C. Pendleton", Belton, Texas. 

III. Richard Pendleton" (John-, Philip^), married his first 
cousin. Miss Tinsley. 

Til. Reuben Pendleton". Married Anne Garland, sister of 
David S. Garland, of iVndierst Co., Ya. 

III. James Pendleton". Married Miss Rucker. 

III. William Pendleton". 

III. Polly Pendleton". Married Mr. Whittan. 

III. Sally Pendleton". Married Mr. Mahone. 

III. Frances Pendleton". Married Mr. Cambden. 

III. Betty Pendleton". Married Mi-. Baldock. 

III. Margaret Pendleton'. Married Mr. Miles. 



VIRGIMA I'AMILIKS 279 

Til. Richard Pendleton'* (Jolm-. PhilipM. married his first 
cousin, Miss Tinsle}^ and had issue : 
T. William Pendleton*. 
TT. Betty Pendleton^ 
Til. Lucy Pendleton*. 
IV. Sarah Pendleton*. 
y. James Pendleton*. 
YI. Pauline Pendleton*. 
VII. Ueuhen Pendleton*. 
VTII. Polly Pendleton*. 
TX. Richard Pendleton*. 

X. Henry Pendleton*. 
TIL Reuhen Pendleton"- (John-. Philip^), sixth son of John, 
married Ann Garland, sister of David S. Grarland, of Amherst Co., 
Va.. by whom he had issue : 
T. William Pendleton*. 
II. James S. Pendleton*. 
TIT. Xancy Pendleton*. Married Capt. Ware. 
TA'. Sophia I\Midleton*. Married Mr. Powell. 
V. Polly Pendleton*. Married, first, Mr. Willis; second, Mr. 
Seay : third, Mr. Nowlin. 
VI. Eliza Pendleton*. Married Walter Scott. 
\'IT. Jane Pendleton*." Married Mr. Crow. 
VIII. Martha Pendleton*. Married, first, Mr. Lucas : second, 
Mr. Stovall. 
IX. Francis Pendleton*. Married Mr. Staples. 
X. Harriet Pendleton*, single. 
XI. Micajah Pendleton*. Married Mar\' Ann Cooper. 

Fourth Gexeratiox. 

IV, William Garland Pendleton* (Reuben", John-, Philip^), 
eldest son of Reuben; married Mary G. Alexander, of Campbell 
Co., Va. He was for a number of years clerk of the old Chancery 
Court, Richmond, Va., then register of the Land Office ; member 
of the Governor's Council: at the time of his death was proctor, 
at the University of Virginia. He had issue : 

I. Alexander Pendleton^', was appointed to a professorship 
in the Xaval School at Annapolis, at the age of nine- 
teen ; was afterwards connected with the TJ. S. Coast 
Survey, and at the time of his death was holding a 
position in connection with the Xational Observatory, in 
Washington. 



280 SOME PROMINENT 

H. Stephen Taylor Pendleton^, taught a classical school in 
Eichmond; he was Principal of the High School. 

III. Douglas Pendleton^, was Chief Engineer of the Steamship 

"Quaker City.'' 
IV. Mary Pendleton^. Married Mr. Hightower. 
V. Eliza Pendleton^ Married Mr. Eeid. 

IV. James Shepherd Pendleton* (Eeuben^, John-. Philip^), 
second son of Eeuben, married Miss Aldridge, of Amherst Co., 
Va.. l)y whom he had issue: 

I. Eobert Pendleton^, Clerk of Amherst Co., Va. 
II. James Shepherd Pendleton^. Married Miss Mills, of 
Eichmond, Va., they lived in Lynchburg, Va. 

III. Xancy Pendleton'^. Married William H. Eose. 

IV. Micajah Pendleton* (Eeuben-^, John-, Philip^), youngest 
son of Eeuben, was born about the year 1796; came to Eichmond, 
when a boy of fifteen, and was for years clerk in the Treasurer's 
office; returned to Amherst and read medicine for three years with 
Dr. Eose, of Xew Glasgow : attended lectures, and graduated at 
the University of Xew York, in 1816; returned to Amherst Co., 
Va., practiced for three years; in 1819, attended a course of 
lectures at the University of Pennsylvania. About 1822, married 
Louisa Jane Davis, of Amherst Co., Va., she being in her sixteenth 
year; and in 1832, removed to Buchanan, in Botetourt Co., Va., 
where his wife died, September 21, 1840, leaving five children. 
Micajah married, second Anne G. Carper, of Fincastle, about the 
year 1845; d. October, 1861, in the sixty-sixth year of his age, 
leaving four children. Issue by first marriage : 

I. Edmund Pendleton^. Married Cornelia Morgan, of Cin- 
cinnati ; lived at Buchanan, Botetourt Co., Va. Issue : 
I. William W. Pendleton'"'. 
11. Lizzie C. Pendleton". 
III. Morgan Pendleton®. 

Edmund Pendleton was a lawyer in Buchanan. He was a colonel 
in the Confederate Army. 

II. Ann Garland Pendleton^. Married Lewis Brugh (or 
Bough), of Fincastle, Amherst Co., Va. ; he was a 
widower with five daughters, and lived in Botetourt 
Co., Va. Issue: 
I. Cornelia P. Bruoh. Married Mr. Clarke, of Ga. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 281 

II. Louise Jane Brugli'\ 
III. Virginia Grove Brugh". 
IV. Alice Dudley Brugli". 

V. Nannie Lewis Brugh°. 
TIL James Dudley Pendleton^ (M. D.), Assistant Clerk. \'a. 
Senate. Married Clara Pulliam Eock, daughter of 
William Rock, of Buchanan Co., Va. Issue : 
I. Dudley William Pendleton*'. 
II. R. Edmund D. Pendleton''. 

Dr. J. D. Pendleton practiced medicine in Palmyra, Fluvanna 
Co., Va. 

IV. Susan Francis Pendleton^, single, lived in Botetourt Co., 
Va. 
V. Sallie Dudley Pendleton^. Married, first, Geo. W. John- 
son; married, second, John F. Tompkins, both of Lex- 
ington, where she lived. Issue by second : 
VI. William Pendleton^ 
VII. Elizabeth Pendleton^ 
VIII. Walter Pendleton^ 
IX. Louisa Pendleton". 



282 80ME PROMIXENT 



CHAPTER XI 



:\rACTlLL, THEUSTO^s^ AND FAUNTLEROY FAMILIES. 

The ^Iagill FA:\riLY. 

Eobert Magill of the Island of ]\Iiill, coast of Scotland, ancestor 
of John Magill, emigrant to America, was knighted Viscount 
Oxenburg (1650), by Charles II, for faithful and heroic service, 
when he was besieged by the C^ovenantors, Magill being one of 
those who enabled the King to escape and rejoin his army. The 
young Scotchman was further rewarded by the gift of the estate 
"Tullycaine,'' situated in the north of Ireland, County Antrim. 
Thence in 1766 his three great-grandsons, John, Charles and 
Archibald, emigrated to America. 

The two last mentioned are the ancestors of the Magills of Few 
England, and the far south. John, the eldest brother, settled in 
Winchester, Ya. He was a lawyer and possessed considerable 
means, and brought with him his wife and two children, named 
for his brothers, Charles and Archibald. When the Eevolutionary 
"War opened, John remained steadfast in his allegiance to the royal 
government and disinherited his son Charles, who espoused the 
American cause. Charles enlisted in the army as a private, but 
soon rose to the rank of Colonel. He fought most of the time 
under Washington, and served at one time on his staff. Wlien 
Gen'l Green took command of the southern department C^ol. Magill 
Avas chosen a member of his staff. Letters from him are in the 
State Department at Washington among the Washington papers, 
forming part of the official correspondence of Gen'l Green. ]\Ir. 
Jefferson, then Governor of Yirginia, makes honorable mention 
of him. Col. IMagill was once severely wounded, but did service 
to the close of the war, when he returned to his home in AA^in- 
chester and resmned the practice of law and became one of the most 
l>i'oniinent and useful men in the locality. He was one of the 
organizers of the "Bank of the Yalley,'"' and was made its first 



Fames ' 
Came 
'Clays 
fovemb 

AMES 



AMES 



EREMI^ 



>SIAH 



JEDEM 



282 SOME PROM IX EXT 



CHAPTER XI 



:^[AGILL, THEUSTOJs^ AND FAUNTLEEOY FAMILIES. 

The ^Magill Family. 

Eobert Magill of the Island of ]\Iiill, coast of Scotland, ancestor 
of John Magill, emigrant to America, was knighted Viscomit 
Oxenburg (1650), b}^ Charles H, for faithful and heroic service, 
when he was besieged by the Covenantors, Magill being one of 
those Avho enabled the King to escape and rejoin his army. The 
young Scotchman was further rewarded by the gift of the estate 
"Tullycaine," situated in the north of Ireland, County Antrim. 
Thence in 1766 his three great-grandsons, John, Charles and 
Archibald, emigrated to America. 

The two last mentioned are the ancestors of the Magills of New 
England, and the far south. John, the eldest brother, settled in 
AVinchester, Ya. He was a lawyer and possessed considerable 
means, and l)rouglit with him his wife and two children, named 
for his brothers, Charles and Archibald. When the Eevolutionary 
War opened, John remained steadfast in his allegiance to the royal 
government and disinherited his son Charles, who espoused the 
American cause. C*harles enlisted in the army as a private, but 
soon rose to the rank of Colonel. He fought most of the time 
ujider Washington, and served at one time on his staff. Wlien 
Cen'l Green took command of the southern department Col. Magill 
Avas chosen a member of his stafp. Letters from him are in the 
State Department at Washington among the Washington papers, 
forming part of the official correspondence of Gen'l Green. Mr. 
Jefferson, then Governor of Virginia, makes honorable mention 
of him. Col. Magill was once severely wounded, but did service 
to the close of the war, when he returned to his home in Win- 
chester and resumed the practice of law and became one of the most 
])rominent and useful men in the locality. He was one of the 
organizers of the "Bank of the A'allev," and was made its first 



MARYLAND 



VIRGINIA 



Jamkb Cowton, (lat.) 

('nine from Biiglund iind 
"Clays Iloiie," in 'I'dlbnl, Ci 
NoveinbiT Jfi, Iflfl'l, 


Jmlks 


t'OLBTON, (2nd.) 
d. 1721). 


.lAMKfl 


noi^TON, (3r(l.) 




b. 1720. d. 1773. 


.).:»i.:mi 


All CULHTON, 




1). 17B7. d. laOO. 


JUSIAII 


Colston, 




b. 1705. d. 1870. 


FBKDEI 


OK MOROAN COLHTON 




li. 1S3B. 



UAlLIiy. 

llJOiiAitii Bailey, 

riuiic 1,0 Muiylfiiid 1(;58-1(!([3. 
Hknry Uailkv, 

b. in Miifybuid. d. 1733. 
ELizAHiffi'ii Bailey, 

M: Jiimea Coletoii, 1714. 
Jamkb CoMitiN, 

b. 1720. d. 1773. 
jEit&MiAii Colston, 

b. 1757. d. 1800. 

JOBIAIl t'l»1.8TON, 

b. 1705. d. 1870. ■ 



Iloii^lit "Biuitry," Talbot Co., 
Md.. Mi.rch 16, 107it. 



Alice Obem, 

b. 1725. d. 1814. 
M': James folston, 1743. 
Jeiikmjaii Colston, 

b. 1757. d. 1800. 
JosiAJi Colston, 

I ' b. 1796. d. 1870. 
l>']{KnEitii:K MoROAN Colston, 
b. 1835. 



CHICHESTER. 

RioHAfiD Chichbsteh, 
d. 1734. 

JOIIN C^ICIIESTEB, 

d. 1728. 



RicHABD Chi 

b. 1735. d. 1796. 

ItlClIAKD M. CUICIIESTEE, 

■ b. 1769. d. 1817. 



Eliza Pendleton Tutt, 

b. 1809. d. 1879. 



George M<\son, 

b. 1600. d. 1080. 



Geoboe Mason, 

b. 1690. d. 1735. 
Thomas Mason, 

b. 1733. d. 1786. 
Anne Thomson Mason, 

b. 1769. d. 1817. 
Anne Mason Chichestee, 

b.' 1789. d. 1882. 
Eliza Pendleton Tutt, 

b. 1809. d. 1879. 
Ebedebick Morgan Colston, 
b. 1835. 



Phiup Pendleton, 

b. 1050. d. 1721. 
Henbt Pendleton, 

b. 1683. d. 1721. 
Nathaniel Pendleton, 

b. 1716. d. 1794. ' 
Elizabeth Pendleton, 

■ M: Benjamin Tutt. 
Chables Pendleton Tdtt, 

b. 1780. d. 1833. 



Eu 



Pend 



b. 1809. d. 1879. 

•K MoBoAX Colston, 

b. 1835. 



BALL. 

ViLUAM Ball, 

George Wasliington'H G 
;^rnndfatber. 

b. 1015. d. lOHO. 
VlLLiAM Ball, 

b. 1041. d. 1094. 
VlLUAM Ball, 

b. 1070. d. 1744. 
'^i^LON Ball, 

M: Richard ChicliGalcr, 
JticnABD Cuiohusteb, 

b. 1735. d. 170(1, 

JtlOHABD M, CUIOHBSTEB, 

b. 1709. d. 1817. 
.iNNE Mason Chiouebteb, 
' b. 1789. d. 18B2. 
. Pendleton Tuir, 
b. 1800. d. 1879. 

:^REDEBIOK MOIIQAN COLS'i'ON 



Dennis MoOabty, 

d. 1700. 
Daniel MoOabty, 

b. 1070. d. 1724. 
DwNNia MoOabty, 



Sahaii Mol'Ainv, 

d. 1820. 
M: Riohonl ChiolicHtor. 

KlOIIABD M, CniOIIESTEB, 

b. 1700. d. 1817. 

Anni<: Mason CiiioHesTim, 

b. 1780. d. 1882. 



I>. 1800. a. 1879, 

!K MOBdAN COLHTOiN 
b, 1835. 




VIRGINIA FAMILIES 283 

Pi'esident, which office he hehl until his (k'ath hi 1828. John 
■Ma gill writes : 

"I was married to Magdalene Dickson, Thursday, January 9, 
1755." Issue: 

T. Isabella Magill-, h. Jan. 2, 1757. 
TI. Sarah MagilP, b. Wednesday, March 8, 1758. 
III. John MagilP, b. Sunday, April 15, 1759. 
lY. Charles Magill-, b. Tuesday, July 10, 1760. 
Y. Archibald Magill-, b. at Green Hill, Tuesday, March 20, 
1764. 

All of the above children died before they emigrated to AA^in- 
chester, excepting Charles and Archibald. 

Archibald MagilP, the 3'oungest son of John Magill (emigrant), 
married (January 5, 1789) Ann Lyles, daughter of Zacharia and 
Margaret Lyles, and died without issue in 1815, from injuries re- 
ceived in Eichmond Theatre at the time it was burned, and his 
brother Charles inherited his estate. 

The following record is in the handwriting of Col. Charles 
MagilP, son of John MagilP, the emigrant. 

'T was married to Mary Buekner Thruston, May 24, 1794." 
Issue : 

I. Charles Thruston MagilP, b. Oct. 15, 1794. 

II. Elizabeth Dangerfield Magill^ b. Aug. 23, 1796. 

III. Ann Magdelen MagilP, b. Oct. 9, 1798. 

lY. Archibald Magil^^ b. April 29, 1800. 

A'. John Samuel MagilP, b. Oct. 27, 1802. 

AT'I. Alfred Thruston MagilP, b. Dec. 10, 1804. 

A^II. Henry Dangerfield MagilP, b. Nov. 30, 1806. 

YUl. Mary Buekner Thruston MagilP, b. July 13, 1809. 

IX. Augustine Smith MagilP, b. Sept. 1, 1811. 

X. Frances Catherine MagilP, b. July 16, 1813. 

XI. Buekner Thruston MagilP, b. May 30, 1815. 

Col. Charles ]\Iagill, husband of ]\Iary Buekner Thruston, died 
1828. 



284 SOME PROMINENT 

THEUSTON FAMILY. 

There is in the possession of the Thruston family a vellum- 
bound and metal-clasped book; on its yellow leaves are inscribed 
various family records, scraps of history, receipts, prescriptions, 
etc., etc. The first entry is as follows: "John Thruston, ye son 
of Malachias Thruston, of Wellington in Somerset, was baptized in 
Tepisk Church of Wellington, ye 8th day of June, 1606, being 




Coat-of-Akms of Thruston Family 

Coat-of-Arms — Sa three bugle horns, stringed or garlanded or. 

Crest — A heron ar. 

Motto — Esse quam videri. To be, rather than to seem. 

Whitsunday." The contents of this book, with the baptismal, 
marriage and burial entries, in the parish church register and the 
records of the names of John, Edward and Malachias Thruston, in 
the register at Oxford, furnish an accurate family history, traceable 
to the present time. 

One of the family followed the fortunes of William of Nor- 
mandy and became his standard bearer. When William appealed 
to the Papal authority, to decide the quarrel between him and the 



MlUirXIA FAMILIES 285 

Saxon, Harold, the Pope, setting aside justice, decidetl in the 
Norman's favor and consecrated the banner to be borne in the 
invasion of Enoland. The standard Ijeai-er's name was Tostien, 
and tradition says he was a nephew of the Conqueror. In the 
battle of Hastings, "so brave was he, so well he led," and so loud 
his cries of "En avant," that some despairing Saxon, caught at 
the sound and called him "Thruston," and Tostien adopted the 
sobriquet as his name. In the division of land which followed the 
conquest, the Doomsday Book says, the "Story-haunted Camelot" 
fell to the Thrustons. 

The John Thruston, who is supposed to have made the first 
entries in the old memorandum book, was Chamberlain of Bristol 
many years. He married twice, his first wife "TDeing Thomasine 
Rich, ye daughter of Peter Eich, preacher of God's word in Yeats- 
burg (?), in the County of Wills (Wiltshire), was baptized in ye 
parish church of Yeatshire ( ?), the 24th of August, 1604." John 
Thruston was the son of Malachias Thruston and the old Thruston 
place at West Buckland, near Wellington, was standing, 1896. 
Several entries now follow, interesting but not to our purpose : 
then — "This 15 day of March, 1629, my sonne Robert Thruston 
was born and baptized the 19 day of the same month. Sponsors, 
Edith Dier, Mr. Robert Rogers, Mr. Mathew Warner." "My wife 
died ye 30 day of November, about seven ye clock at night, and 
was buried the 2d of December, 1649, in the morning at St. 
Thomas." 

"The 12th of January, 1648, I was married to me second wife." 

"The 27th of February, 1648, I had my fall in the river." 

This John Thruston by his two marriages had twenty-four 
children; only a small proportion of them attained maturity, and 
the entries relating to his life are closed by the following: 

"The 8th day of April, 1675, my father, John Thruston (being 
Chamberlain of this city of Bristol 11 years and 11 months), de- 
parted this life and was buried the 19th instant in St. Thomas 
Churchyard by my mother's side." 

A son of Thomasine Rich made this entry. Before this date of 
1675, however, there come these, as follows: 

"The first day of May, 1660, King Charles, ye second, was 
voted in Parliament to be ye undoubted heir to the cro^\Ti." 

"The fourth of said ]\Iay, was great rejoicing in Bristol, for ye 
aforesaid vote." 



286 SOME PROMINENT 

"The eighth day of ]\Iay, ye king was proclaimed in I^ondon with 
exceeding great joy."' 

"And ye 10th of said May, he was proclaimed in Bristol, Avitli 
great joy and triumph, ye conduite . . . running with mine." 

"The 33d of April, 1661, the King was crowned. The 29th was 
his birthday in ye year 16"2n." 

Of the children of John Thruston, Edward and Malachias 
settled in Norfolk Co., \a. ; the book aforesaid fell into the hands 
of Dr. Edward Thruston, who writes : 

"This book coming into my hands, I thought good to mention 
the marriages, burials and christenings of those that doe appertain 
to my family, by the name of Edward Thruston, son of ye above 
s'd Mr. Thruston, Disceased." 

This Edward Thruston married Ann Loving, and though an 
emigrant to Virginia, there is mention of hmi from the Mediter- 
ranean and from Bristol, where his wife died and was buried by his 
mother, "on the south side."' There are now some long skips in 
the little volume, and then : 

"1717, my father, Mr. Edward Thruston, came from Boston to 
live with me, Edward, 2d, Thruston, Junior, and 1 having Book of 
him, thought fitt to keep ye births, and marriages of my family 
as follows." 

This Edward Thruston-, Junior, settled in JSTorfolk County, and 
his original will, with a wax seal, bearing the arms of the 
Thrustons, is still filed in the clerk's office. The memoranda in 
his handwriting mentions his son, John; daughters, Mary and 
Elizabeth; and his grandson, Charles Mynn Thruston, to whom, 
he gives his silver tankard, after the death of his daughter 
Elizabeth, and contains this line: "Cornelius Calvert married 
Elizabeth Thruston, May 5, 1772." 

(William and Mary College Quarterly, A^ol. IV, No. 3, January 
1896, pp. 180-81.) 

Edward Thruston-, Jr., married Elizabeth, who was "ye daughter 
of Mr. Thomas Housden, minister of ye upper P'ish, of Nansemond 
in Virginia. The Wedding Day was August ye 31, 1706, being 
Satterday." Issue : 

I. Mary Thruston'', was borne Dec. ye 9th, 1707, about 

in ye afternoon. 
II. John Thruston", Avas borne Oct. ye 24th, 1709, about 3 of 
ye clock in ye morning. 



riRdlXIA FAMILIES 287 

III. Elizabeth Thrustoir', was home April ye 8th, 171-2, alxjut 
7 in ye afternoon. Married (May 5, 1773) to Cornelius 
Calvert. ^Irs. Elizaljeth Calvert (le])arte(l this life Jan. 
18, 1782. 
IV. Franc (daughter) Thrustoir', was borne .Ian. yv Uh, ItU, 
about 5 in ye morning. Franc Smith departed this 
life the 21st day of Aug., 1749, about 2 in ye morning. 
aged 34 years, ye 7th day of January last past. 
Y. Edmond Thruston'', was Ijurne July ye 14th, 1717. about 
6 in ye afternoon. 
VI. Susannah Thruston'*, was borne July ye 30th, 1719. alxjut 
6 o'clock in ye afternoon, being Thursday. Susannah 
Eobertson departed this life the 27th day of December, 
1748. Moses Eobertson was borne ye 27th of Oct., 1742, 
in ye afternoon and his sister Frances Eobertson"* was 
borne the 11th day of June, 1744. 
VII. Perry Thruston'', was borne Aug. ye 30th, 1721, about 4 
. in ye afternoon, being Wednesday. 
VIII. Thomas Thruston^, was borne the 4th day of Dec, 1725, 
lietween 9 and 10 of the clock in the morning, being 
Satterday, and was baptized ye ISth day of ]\Iarch, 
following. He departed this life, Feb. 15, 1738, between 
4 and 5 o'clock in ye morning, being Thursday. 
III. Col. John Thruston^ (Edward^ Edward^), son of Edward 
Thruston and Elizabeth Housden, his wife; settled in Gloucester 
County, Va., where the quaint homeplace, "Lansdowne," is still 
standing, and is occupied by his last descendants, two Thruston 
sisters. Col. Thruston, b. October 24, 1709, departed this life at 
Gloster Town in Virginia, aged fifty-seven years on the 20th of 
February, 1766. By his wife Sarah, relict of Hanes (originally 
Sarah Minn), he had the following children: 

I. Charles Minn Thruston^, b. Nov. 6, 1738. 
II. Elizabeth Thruston% b. April 27, 1740. Married Col. 
Thomas Whiting, at Gloster; d. 1766. 
III. Sarah Thruston^, b. April 27, 1743. Married John Thorn- 
ton, of Hanover. 
\\. :Mary Thruston*, 1). May 17, 1746. Married Hugh Walker, 
of Gloucester Co. Mary d. since this date. 
V. John Thruston*, b. Mav 20, 1750; d. anno 1781. 



288 SOME PROMI'SE]\T 

VI. Frances Thruston\ b. March 20, 1752. Married Col. 
William Hubbard, of Charlotte Co.; d. about 1780. 
VII. Edward Thruston\ b. July 12, 1753; d. June 24, 1754. 
VIII. Jemima Thruston^ b. Dec. 18, 1755; d. July 4, 1756. 
IX. Mildred Thruston^, b. Oct. 2, 1756 ; d. Sept. 30, 1758. 

X. Eobert Thruston^ b. Jan. 14, 1759. 
Sarah, relict of Col. John Thruston, d. May 12, 1786, aged 
sixty-nine. 

IV. Charles Minn Thruston* (John^ Edward-, Edward^), son 
of Col. John Thruston and Sarah Minn, his wife; b. 1738; d. 
1812, in Gloucester Co., at the homestead, "Lansdowne," when 
only t'wenty years of age. Served as Lieutenant of Provincials 
under Gen'l Forbes and was sent by the Colonial Council to retrieve 
the disgraceful defeat of Gen'l Braddock, acting under the imme- 
diate command of Washington. He was a graduate of William and 
Mary College, where he not only received his classical education, 
but studied theology. He was ordained by the Bishop of London 
in 1765, returned to Gloucester Co., and took charge of the parish. 
In 1769 he removed to Frederick Co., Va., and settled on a 
beautiful plantation which he called Mt. Zion, lying about midway 
between the Shenandoah Eiver and Green Court, the colonial home 
of Thomas, Lord Fairfax. He held services in the "Old Chapel," 
not far from Millwood, in what is now Clarke County, and old 
St. George's Church near Charles Town, the picturesque ruins of 
which still remain one of the landmarks of Jefferson Co., W. Va., 
Charles Minn Thruston*, clergjanan and soldier, was of rare 
personality, and was well fitted to fill the role of successful pioneer 
in the turbulent tunes in which he lived. 

His physical courage was remarkable and his readiness at all 
times to defend what he thought right has been demonstrated by 
many anecdotes. One told of him, before he laid aside his clerical 
dress for his regimentals, was extremely characteristic. A dis- 
agreement occurred l^etween him and a neighbor, whose name 
was not above reproach, who said : "If it were not for your cloth, 
I would strike you." Instantly Mr. Thruston drew off his coat, 
and throwing it on the ground, exclaimed: "Lie there, divinity, 
while I thrash rascality,"' and thrash rascality he did. He was 
prominent in resisting the "Stamp Act," and at the very first 
outbreak of the Eevolution he freely dedicated both his means and 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 289 

personal services to the cause of freedom and soon \\'on for him- 
self the sobriquet of the "Fighting Parson." In the winter of 
1776 he raised a company of volunteers, was chosen captain and 
marched at once to join Gen'l Washington, then in Xew Jersey. 
Early in the war, when attacking a British redoubt, Captain 
Thruston received a musket ball in his left arm, just above the 
elbow. He was attended by Gen'l Washington's surgeon who 
advised amputation, but the Captain objected, saying, "Doctor, 
I am a bad hand to have an arm cut off, I prefer death to mutila- 
tion." His arm was saved. When recovered from his wound, Gen'l 
Washington appointed him Colonel of one of the sixteen regiments 
which were ordered to be raised in Virginia. It was impossible to 
form so many, but he retained the rank to the close of the war. 
His health often interferred with active military duty, which 
sometunes annoyed him, and in a letter addressed to his Lieutenant 
Colonel he says, "What is to be done with us, are we to be thrown 
aside like old almanacks, no longer of use?" 

From Col. Thruston's first settlement in Frederick County 
(now Clarke), he was much interested in public affairs. He was 
one of the first magistrates in Frederick Co., was County Judge, 
and was several times elected to the General Assembly. 

Later, Col. Thruston met with heavy pecuniary losses, and having 
a large family of children and grandchildren he decided to remove 
to the Institute. He sold his land in Virginia in 1809 and moved 
first to "Southwest Point" in Tennessee. , Two years later he 
descended the river and purchased a plantation below New Orleans, 
which afterwards was the battle ground on which Gen'l Jackson 
achieved his glorious victory over the British, January 8, 1815. 
Col. Thruston d. June, 1812, in his seventy-fourth year. 

Col. Charles Minn Thruston married (1760) ]\Iary Buckuer, 
daughter of Col. Samuel Buckner, of Gloucester Co., Va. ; she d. 
August 18, 1765. He married, second (February. 1766), Ann. 
daughter of Col. Alexander, of Gloster. 
Issue by first marriage: 
I. John Thruston% b. Oct. 15, 1761. 
11. Buckner Thruston^ b. Feb. 9, 1764. 

III. Charles Thruston^, b. Aug. 3, 1765. 

Issue by second marriage : 
IV. Sarah Alex. Thruston^, b. Dec. 15, 1766. 



290 SOME PROMIlSEyT 

y. Frederick Thruston% b. :\rarcli 15, 1770. 
YI. Mary Buckner Thruston^, b. July 31, 1772. 
VII. Francis Thruston^ b. Feb. 3, 1774. 
VIII. Eliza Minn Tliruston% b. April 6, 1775. 

IX. x\lfred Thruston^, b. May 14, 1778; surgeon in the 17th 
Eegiment Of La. Infantry; studied hospital work in 
London, Edinburgh and Paris ; married, but left no 
descendants. 
X. Eloise Thruston% b. March 23, 1782. 
XL Sidney Ann Thruston^ b. May 2, 1783. Married Mr. 
Powell; d. Sept. 12, 1803. 
XII. Edmund Taylor Thruston", b. Oct. 24, 1785 ; was in the 
U. S. Army. 

V. John Thruston"' (Charles'*, John", Edward", EdwardM- son 
of Col. Charles Minn Thruston and ]\rary Buckner, his wife ; b. 
October 15, 1761 ; d. February 19, 1802, about 11 o'clock in the 
day, in the forty-first year of his age. Married (October 13, 1782) 
his first cousin, Elizabeth Thruston Whiting, daughter of Col. 
Thomas Whiting of Gloster. Col. John Thruston was under Gen'l 
George Eogers Clarke in the Illinois campaign and was the John 
Thruston of Sans Souci, near Louisville, Ky. Elizabeth Thruston 
Whiting was daughter of Elizabeth Thruston and Col. Thomas 
Whiting, of Gloucester County, Va. She married, second, Capt. 
Aaron Fontaine, of Louisville, Ky. ; she d. July 2, 1822, a widow 
a second time. She had issue : 

I. Mary Buckner Thruston^, b. Aug. 14, 1783. Married 
(Xov. 14, 1799) Mr. Tho. January, of Lexington, Ky. 
II. Elizabeth Taylor Thruston^, 1). Feb.* 13, 1785. :\rarrie(l 
(Sept. 11, 1804) AVorden Pope, of Louisville, Ky. ; he 
d. May, 1837; Mrs. Pope d. March, 1838. 
III. Thomas Whiting Thruston«, b. X^ov. 6, 1786. 
IV. Sarah Thruston", b. X"ov. 8, 1788. 

V. Catharine Thruston", 1). September 19, 1790. 
VI. Cbarles Minn Thruston", b. Feb. 26, 1793. 
VII. Fanny Badello Thruston". b. March 7, 1795. 
VTII. Alfred Thruston", b. April 16, 1797. 

IX. Lucius Falkland Thruston". 1). July 18, 1799. 
X. Algernon Sidney Thruston", b. May 19, 1801, at seven 
o'clock in the morning. 



YIRGIXIA FAMILIES 291 

A'. BiK-kiRT 'riu-uston"' ( ('liark's\ .lolur'. l-Mwai'd-, J'>il\\ai'il' ), 
son of Charles ^liiiii TJii'ustoii and Mary Buckiier, his first wife; 
I). February i), lUU. Married (March, 1795) Jeanette January, 
daughter of ^Ir. Peter January, of Kentuelvy in 1788. He was 
judge in State Court for seventeen years, one of three commis- 
sioners in 1(S0() to settle dispute between Kentucky and A^irginia 
as to the state line. He was elected U. S. Senator in 1804, and 
served until 1810, when Air. Aladison nominated him Judge of 
the United States Court for the District of Colmubia. which office 
he held until his death. 

.ludge Buckner Thruston and Jeanette January had issue: 

J. Kobert Thruston'"', d. unmarried. 
II. Thomas Lee Thruston''. Alarried a daughter of Gen'l 
Thomas Ward, of Xewark, Xew Jersey. 
III. Charles Thruston**, graduated at West Point, and was 
captain in the U. S. A. ; resigned. Alarried Joanna 
Hughes, daughter of Christopher Hughes, Jr., at one 
time minister to Sweden. He has six children and is 
President of the Alineral Bank. 
IV. Alfred Thruston", Inspector of Eevenue at Alobile. Alar- 
ried Airs. Frances Catherine Gordon, widow of Thomas 
G. Gordon and daughter of Col. Charles and Alary 
Buckner Alagill. 
\. Sidney Thruston'^. Alarried William A. Bradley, late 
Alayor of AA'ashington City and President of the 
Patriotic Bank. 
A'l. Jeanette Thruston". Alarried her cousin. Levin Powell, 
Admiral m the V. S. Xavy and son of Sidney, nee 
Thruston, and Alfred Powell. 
A'll. William Thruston". 
A'lII. Charles Thruston". 

IX. John Thruston", d. 180o, leaving many children, some 
of them are : 
I. Charles Thruston', a lawyer in Louisville, Ivy. 
II. Alfred Thruston', cashier in a bank in Louisville, Ky. 
III. Alexander Thruston". Alarried Worden Pope, lawyer and 
County Clerk in Jefferson, Ky. 

A". Charles Thruston" (Charles*, John', Edward", EdwardM, 
son of Charles Alinn Thruston and Alary Buckner, his first wife; 



292 SOME PROMINENT 

b. August 3, 1765. Married (January 20, 1796) Frances O'Fallon, 
relict of Dr. James O'Fallon and daughter of Mr. John Clarke, 
of Kentucky, and sister of the distinguished Gen'l George Eogers 
Clark and Gov. William Clark, of Missouri. Issue : 
I. Son Thruston*^, living in Louisville, Ky. 
V. Sarah Alexander Thruston^ (Charles*, John^, Edward^, 
Edward^), daughter of Col. Charles Minn Thruston and Ann 
Alexander, his second wife; b. December 15, 1766; married, Dec. 
17, 1784, George Floerden Norton, of Virginia. Issue: 
I. John Norton", late marshal of his State. 
II. Charles Norton*^, Midshipman on the Frigate, Chesapeake, 
when attacked by the British Ship, Leopard. 

III. Courtenay Norton'', d. unmarried. 

The descendants of John and Charles Norton have intermarried 
with the Jilson-Paynes, Harrisons, Shepherds, Browns, etc., etc. 
John Chilton, William Hale Dameron and Prof. James Abbot 
Harrison, LL. D., of the University of Va., are direct descendants. 
V. Mary Buckner Thruston^ (Charles'*, John^, Edward", 
Edward*), daughter of Col. Charles Minn Thruston and Ann 
Alexander, his second wife, b. July 31, 1772 ; married, 1792, 
Charles Magill, attorney-at-law, Winchester, Va. 

V. Frances Thruston^ (Charles*, John^, Edward-, Edward*), 
daughter of Col. Charles Minn Thruston and Ann Alexander, his 
second wife, b. Feb. 3, 1774; married, 1793, Frederick Conrad, of 
Winchester, Va. Issue : 

I. Frederick Conrad'^, a wealthy planter near Baton Rouge, 
Louisiana. 
II. Charles Conrad'^, lawyer in New Orleans; Secretary of 
War, under President Fillmore'; also Secretary of War, 
under the Confederacy. Married Angela, daughter 
of Laurence Lewis, a nephew of Gen'l Washington 
(Lewis, Volume II, Chapter XVIII). Mr. Conrad and 
Angela, his wife, were both buried at Mt. Vernon, in 
the enclosure round the vault containing the remains 
of Gen'l Washington and his wife. 
III. Ann Conrad® (called Nancy). Married, first, Mr. Weeks; 
issue, several children, names unknown; married, 
second, Judge Moore. 

IV. Elizabeth Conrad". Married Mr. Harding. Issue: names 

unknown. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 293 

V. Daughter CoiiracP. Married Mr. Palfrey. Issue: names 
unknown. 
YI. Frank Conrad". Married Miss Duncan. 
VII. Alfred Conrad®. Married Miss Duncan. 

V. Eliza Minn Thruston% "Elizabeth" (Charles*, John^ Ed- 
ward-, Edward^), daughter of Col. Charles Minn Thruston and 
Ann Alexander, his second wife; b. April 6, 1775; married. 
August 10, 1794, William Henry Dangerfield. He was Secretary 
of the Territory of Mississippi before it became a state; d. there. 
In 1S04, his widow was living near Xatchez, Miss. Issue : 

I. Daughter Dangerfield". Married Gen'l Felix Houston, of 
the Texas Army. 
Y. Eloise Thruston^ (Charles*, Johu^ Edward-, Edward^), 
daughter of Col. Charles Minn Thruston and Ann Alexander, his 
second wife; b. March 23, 1782; married Captain Edmund Hanes 
Taylor, of Kentucky. Mrs. Taylor d. at the residence of her son. 
Charles M. Taylor, of Henderson, Ky. Issue: 
I. Charles Minn Taylor®. 
II. Mary E. Taylor®. Married ^Ir. Poyles, of Murfreesl)oro. 
Tenn. 

Y. Sidney Thruston^ (Charles*, John^, Edward-, EdwardM. 
daughter of Col. Charles Minn Thruston and Ann Alexander, his 
second wife; b. May 2, 1783; d. September 12, 1803; married 
Alfred Powell, of Loudoun Co., Ya.; was a lawyer of eminence, 
and member of Congress, from ^Vinchester District. Issue : 

I. Levin PowelP, Admiral TJ. S. Army. Married Jeanette 

Thruston, daughter of Judge Buckner Thruston. Xo 

issue. 

There are other branches of this Thruston family it would be 

interesting to follow, but neither time nor space can allow. Mrs. 

Julius Thruston, of Baltimore, a charming writer, says : "With 

the death of the third Charles Minn Thruston, ended the male 

representatives of this branch." 

The delightfully quaint old diary, from which we have quoted, 
was found by Dr. Thruston, among his family papers, and has been 
published in full in the William and Mary College Quarterly. At 
present it is owned by a Yirginia lady. 



294 SOME PKOMIXEXT 

The name Thruston still survives in England. Sir Charles 
Thruston represented his comitry in some important diplomatic 
relations, between England and America. 

"While in this coiintr_Y, he formed some warm friendships with his 
i^merican cousins, and has since entertained them at his country 
place in Wales, which is a famous estate of about 1,000 acres of 
land, and a charming old homestead, a i^art of which Ijoasts the 
age of five hundred years. 

FAUXTLEEOY FAMILY. 

Famitleroy coat-of-arms is described : 

On a wreath of the same colour, a fleur-de-lis ar. between two angels' 
wings, displayed azure. Shields three infants' heads coupled, argent, 
cringed or. 

Motto: "Enfant du sor." 

The first known of the name of Fauntleroy was living in Dorset, 
England, in 1T21. An undying tradition ascribes the paternity 
of the family to John, King of Frances, who was a captive at 
AYindsor Castle, from 1356 to 1364, by a morganatic marriage 
with Catherine Grandeson, Countess of Salisbury, a member of 
the Courtenay family. 

The first from whom an unbroken line was traced was John 
Fauntleroy, who married Joanna AATialley, of Purbick. Issue : 
I. Jolni Fauntleroy-. Married Elizabeth Wadham. 
II. AVilliam Fauntleroy-, D. D., of Oxford. 
III. Elizabeth Fauntleroy-, Abbess of Almsbury. 
IV. Agnes Fauntleroy^. Married Lord Stourton. 
y. Tristam Fauntleroy-. Married Joan, daughter of William, 
second Lord Stourton. His will was dated 1639. By 
the marriage of Tustam Fauntleroy and Joan Stourton, 
the family descends from the titled families of Stourton 
and Berkeley, as follows : 
Eobert Fitz Hardinge received Berkeley Castle by forfeiture, 
1170, from Eoger de Berkeley. Issue: 

]\Iaurice Hardinge, b. 1120, married Alice Berkeley, the daughter 
of the vested owner. He had Thomas of Berkeley, of Berkeley 
Castle, married Joan Saumasey, d. 1243. Issue. 

]\Iaurice Berkeley married Isabelle Crown, daughter of an En- 
glish baron and his wife, Isabel de Yalence (or Yalem), half 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 295 

maternal sister to Ilenrv the Tliii-d. l)y tlie second marriage of his 
motlier, Isabelle, witli William dc Lusigiiaii, ninth eount de la 
Marehe. 

Miss Strickland traces her lineage through the Courtenay family 
to Louis le Gros. He had issue : 

I. Thomas Berkeley, first Lord, who maiTicd, 12G4, Joan 
Ferras, daughter of William de Ferras, Earl of Derby. 
Their daughter, Alice, married Ealph de Stourton, in 
1300. Issue : 
T. William de Stourton. ]\rarried Joan, daughter of Sir 
William A-^ernon. 
II. John Stourton. Married a daughter of Lord Bassett. 
TIL AA^illiam Stourton. ]\Iarried Elizabeth Moigne, in 1402, 
daughter of Sir John Moigne. (Sir John was created 
baron, 1448 ; married Margarite, daughter of Sir John 
AVadham.) 
TV. William Stourton. Married ]\Iargaret Chiddock, daughter 
of Sir John Chiddock. 
V. Joan Stourton. Married Tristam Fauntleroy, in 1539. 
Issue : 

I. John Fauntleroy, of Crondall, d. 1598. Married . 

II. William Faimtleroy, d. 1625. Married Frances . 

III. John Fauntleroy. Married Phoebe Wilkinson, in 1609. 
TV. Moore Fauntleroy, came to Virginia in 1642, built 
Maylor's Hold, Richmond Co., Va. ; member of the 
House of Burgesses in 1644 to 1659; married Mary 
Hill. From this marriage, all of the name in Virginia 
descended. They have intermarried with the Turners, 
of Kinlock, and Walsingham, the Beverleys, the Paynes 
of AVarrenton, and some branches of the Carters (Carter 
Family, Chapter VII, Volume II). Landon Carter of 
Pittsylvania married Judith Fauntleroy. 

Miss Betsey Fauntleroy, a granddaughter of Moore Fauntleroy, 
the emigrant, was one of the lady-loves of Gen'l George Wash- 
ington. She did not smile on him, however, but married Dr. 
William Brockenbrough, of Tappahannock. She was grandmother 
of Judge William Brockenbrough, of the Court of Appeals, 
Richmond, Va. The house of President Jefferson Davis, during 



296 SOME PR03IINENT 

the Civil War, now the Confederate Museum, in Eichmond, Va., 
was built and owned by him. (Volume I, Chapter VIII.) 

Gen'l Thomas Turner Fauntleroy, another distinguished de- 
scendant of Moore Fauntleroy and Mary Hill ; b. Eiclnnond Co., 
Va., October 6, 1796 ; d. September 12, 1883. He was Colonel of 
the first Eeg. U. S. Dragoons. As soon as Virginia seceded he 
promptly resigned, and offered himself to the Confederacy; he 
was made General. Of all the officers who resigned from the 
U. S. Army and came south, he held the highest rank. Married 
Ann Magdelin Magill, youngest child of Col. Charles Magill, and 
his second wife, Mary Buckner, nee Thruston. Issue: 

I. Charles Magill Fauntleroy, b. August 21, 1822; d. July 
29, 1889. 
II. Thomas Turner Fauntleroy. 
III. Alfred Fatmtleroy, d.in childhood. 
IV. Mary Fauntleroy. Married Mr. Barnes. 

V. Catherine Fauntleroy. Married Col. Whittlery. 
VT. Archibald Magill Fauntleroy, b. July 8, 1836; d. 1886 

I. Charles Magill Fauntleroy, h. 1822, entered U. S. Navy, but 
resigned in 1861, and entered the Confederate S. Army, and was 
appointed Inspector General, under Gen'l Joseph E. Johnston; 
married three times : first, Janet Knox of Leesburg, Loudoun 
Co., Va., in 1847 ; dying, she left one child : 

I. Janet Fauntleroy. Married Powell Harrison, of Loudoun 
Co., Va. 

Note. — Col. Fauntleroy's wife, Janet, was a woman of remarkable love- 
liness of both character and person. An old letter from Gen'l William 
Payne says: "How well do 1 remember Charles Fauntleroy's wedding to 
.Janet Knox. He appeared a model of perfect manhood, and she the very 
queen of beauty. Col. Fauntleroy was on the staff of Gen'l Joseph E. 
Johnston, and was by his side in all his operations from Winchester to 
Seven Pines. He acted as Inspector General of the South and West, until 
ordered to New Orleans to supervise the construction of ironclads at that 
place and at Shreveport, when he was sent by Gen'l Kirby Smith to 
England on secret service, which being accomplished, he was assigned by 
Commissioners Mason and Slidell to the command of the Confederate 
steamer Rappahannock in the port of Calais, France. 

While in Paris, Col. Fauntleroy married a second time. The lady was 
Sally Suter, of Fredericksburg, Va. They made a bridal trip to Italy, 
where she took fever and died. Some years later he married a third wife, 



VIRGINIA FA M J LIES 297 

Mary Elgee Cliambers, daughter of Joshua Chambers, of Louisiana. They 
liad three daughters, t'ol. Fauntleroy died in Leesburg, the home of his 
eldest daughter. Mrs. Janet Harrison. He was a member of tlie Episcopal 
Church. 

Thomas Turuer Fauntleroy, second son of Gen'l Fauntleroy and 
^fary Buckner Thruston, his wife, practiced law in Winchester, 
and was junior member of the law firm of Barton & Williams. 
After the close of the Civil War, he was appointed Judge of the 
Va. Court of Appeals, which office he held for twelve years, during 
which time he lived in Eichmond ; later he removed with his 
family to St. Louis, where he now resides. 

Judge Thomas T. Fauntleroy married, in Winchester, Va., in 
1851, Ann Hite Williams, daughter of Philip Williams, a leading 
lawyer of the State, and Ann Maury, nee Hite. One year later 
she died, leaving a babe of only a few weeks, called Philip Williams 
Fauntleroy, who was most affectionately raised by his stepmother, 
Williams. He first studied law, later for the Protestant Episcopal 
Ministry. He has had charge of a church in St. Louis for many 
years; married Miss Battle, and has several children. 

Judge Thomas Turner Fauntleroy married, second, Elizalieth 
Smith Hite, daughter of Cornelius Baldwin Hite, Sr., of Belle 
Grove, and Augusta Elizabeth, nee Smith, daughter of Col. 
Augustin Charles Smith, of Winchester, Ya. Issue will be gi\en 
elsewhere. 

III. Mary Fauntleroy, eldest daughter of Gen'l Fauntleroy, 
and Ann Magdalen Magill, his wife; married Dr. Joseph Barnes, 
TJ. S. Amiy, Surgeon General, of Washington. Issue ; 
I. Joseph Barnes, Jr. 
II. Anna Barnes. 

TV. Katharine (called Kate) Fauntleroy, daughter of Gen'l 
Thomas T. Fauntleroy, married Major Whittlesey, TJ. S. A., for 
some years in charge of the "Soldier's Home," near Washington, 
D. C. Afterwards, was sent to a post in Washington Territory 
(now a State), where he died, leaving a widow and two sons. Mrs. 
AA'hittlesey has since died, her obituary appearing in a AVinchester 
paper : 

WixciiESTER. Va.. IMay 28. l!>Oti. — A telegram was received here to-day 
from Seattle. Wash., announcing the death of Mrs. Katharine Whittlesey, 
widow of Major .J. H. Whittlesey, of the United States Army, and member 
of an old and distinguished Virginia family, her father being General 
Thomas T. Faimtleroy, of this city. Two s(ins and one sister. !Mrs. Barnes, 
of Washington, survive. 



298 SOME PlfOM/XEXT 

I. Charles Whittlesey. ^Married , and lives in Tacoma, 

A^^ishintiton. 

IT. William Whittlesey. Married , and lives in Seattle, 

Washington. 
A'. Dr. Archibald Magill Fauntleroy, youngest son of Gen'l 
Thomas T. Fauntleroy. and Ann Magdalen, nee Magill, resigned 
from the IT. 8. Army, and was appointed Medical Director and 
Surgeon on the staff of Gen'l Johnston: married Sally Conrad, 
the beautiful daughter of Eobert L. Conrad, an eminent hn\yer in 
AYinchester, Ya. : died leaving a widow and many children. 

lY. Archil)ald ^lagill, son of Col. Charles Magill and Mary 
Buckner Thruston, his wife, married Mary Jane Page, of Bosewell, 
Gloucester Co., Ya. : daughter of Mann Page, and Elizabeth 
Xelson, and granddaughter of Gov. Page and Gov. ISTelson. Mr. 
and Mrs. Archibald ^Magill lived at "Barley Wood." a few miles 
from Winchester, Ya. No issue. 

Y. John Samuel Magill, son of Col. Charles Magill and Mary 
Buckner Thruston, married Mary Ann Glass. They lived at the 
"Meadows," a handsome estate near Winchester. He was a lawyer, 
and represented Frederick Co., in the Legislature, several years. 
He had one child: 

I. ]\Iary Elizabeth Magill, d. in childhood. 

YI. Alfred Thruston Magill, son of Col. Charles ]\Iagill and 
Mary Buckner Thruston, was Professor of Medicine in the Uni- 
versity of Ya. ; at the time, his wife's father, Judge Henry St. 
George Tucker, was Professor of Law there. Dr. Magill was not 
only distinguished in his profession, but honored and loved for his 
high character; d. June 12, 1837, aged 33 years. Married Ann 
Evelina Hunter Tucker, daughter of Judge Henry St. George 
Tucker, of the Court of Appeals of Ya., brother of Judge Beverley 
Tucker, and half brother of John Eandolph of Roanoke. Issue : 
I. Fanny Bland Magill, b. December 17, 1828 ; d. May 13, 
1901. Married Eev. James Robert Graham, October 
3, 1853. He was in charge of the Presbyterian Church, 
in Winchester, which position he occupied until his 
death. He left one daughter, Evelina Tucker Magill, 
and five sons. Three of the latter are Presbyterian min- 
isters, one a physician, and one a druggist, in St. Louis. 



VIIid/M \ /'.I \IIIJi:s 2<»'J 

II. Mary Tucker i\Iagill was a woniaii of culture, and wrote 
several books. 
III. Evelina Magill. jVEarried William Levin Powell, son of 
Mr. Humphrey Powell, of Loudoun Co., Va., and 
brother of j\Irs. IJandol])]! Tucker; shed. IIMII. Icnviiiu' 
one son : 
I. Levin Powell, who graduated at the I'nivei'sity of Va. in 
1901. 

IV. Virginia ^fa<^ill. Married Maj. Edwards, C. S. Army. 
After the war, they settled in Atlanta, Ga. ISTo issue. 

VII. Henry Dangerfield Magill, son of Col. Charles Magill, and 
Mary Buckner Thruston, his wife, nuirried Ann Elizabeth Mason, 
daughter of Temple Mason, of "Temple Hall," Loudoun Co., Va. 
On May 15, 1847, Dr. Henry D. Magill was instantly killed by a 
fall from his horse, while on his round of professional duties. A 
friend wrote of him — '■'A noble and almost perfect specimen of a 
man, in mind, person and character, a successful and accomplished 
physician, descended on both sides from the best Pevolutionary 
stock, Init, above all, was his constant walk in the footsteps of 
Christ." Bishop Meade, in his "Old Churches and Families," 
speaks of the loveliness of Dr. Magill's character. Issue : 

I. Thomas Henry Magill. Married , and lives in 

Louisiana. 
II. Ann Magill. Married ^Ir. Sparrow, sou of Dr. Sparrow, 
who for many years was Professor at the Episcopal 
Theological Seminary, near Alexandria, Va. She d. 
1895, without issue. One of Mrs. Ann (Magill) 
Sparrow's ancestors was Col. George Mason, member 
of Parliament, in the reign of Charles I, of England, 
and first of his family in America. (]\Iason Family, 
Volmne II, Chapter XVII.) 

VIII. Mary Buckner Thiustou Magill, daughter of Charles 
Magill and Mary Buckner Thruston, his wife; b. 1810; d. 1890. 
She was a devoted church woman, lovely in character and possessed 
of voice of rare sweetness and power; married, 1831, Eobert Lee 
Eandolph, of "Eastern View," son of Col. Eobert Eandolph 
and Elizabeth Carter, of Shirley. Issue elsewhere. (Eandolph 
Family, Volume II, Chapter V.) 



300 SOME PROMINENT 

IX. Augustine Smith Magill, son of Col. Charles Magill and 
Mary Buckner Magill (Thruston), his wife; b. 1811. He was 
an A. M. of the University of Yirgina ; removed to St. Martins- 
ville, La., and practiced law; married his cousin, Frances Weeks, 
of St. Martinsville, La. Issue : 
I. David Weeks Magill. 
II. Mary Ida Magill. 
III. Augustine Magill. 
IV. Buclviier Magill, d. young. 

Augustine Smith Magill d. 1852, and his widow married Dr. 
Pruett. In the summer of 1853, Dr. and Mrs. Pruett, with her 
two children, Ida and Augustine Magill, went to a much frequented 
bathing place on Lost Island, on the coast of Louisiana. During 
a terrific cyclone and tidal wave, the island was submerged, and 
Mrs. Pruett, the two children, and a brother of Dr. Pruett, were 
drowned. David Weeks Magill and Dr. John Augustine Smith 
expected to join the Pruett party, but were delayed by the storm. 
Their fate, some few weeks later, was equally tragic. Dr. Smith 
fell from a steamboat, which was approaching Morgan City, and 
was drowned; David Magill joined the C. S. Army, and died from 
fever contracted in the service. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 



301 



CHAPTER XII 



BOLLIJ^G FAMILY. 



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Boiling Arms — Sable, an inescutclieon within an orle of eight martlets, 
arg. 

RoLFE OF Beachaji Coat-of-Aems 

Arms — Rolfe of Beacham Hall; Quartered first and fourth, gyronny 
of eight, or. and az., on a chief, sa, three amulets, ar. ; second and third, 
gu. five mascles in fesse, ar., within a bordure, ar. 

Crest — First, a lion's head erased; second, on a mount a crescent, there- 
from issuant a rose slipped. 

Pocahontas and Some of Her Descendants Through the 
eolee-bollings. 



The most beautiful, romantic and pathetic story we find in his- 
tory, either ancient or modern, is that of the Indian Princess, 
Matoaca, or Pocahontas, daughter of Powhatan, the great AVerro- 
wance. Her story has been quaintly told by "Captain Jolm Smith 
of renowned memorie," in his letter to the Queen, 1616, his "New 
Endand Trials," 1624, and his "History of Virginia," 1624. The 



302 



tiOME PliOMlXENT 



truth of this aceoiiut had also been attested by Gov. Dale of Vir- 
ginia, Secretary Hamor, of Va., and the Eev. Alexander Whittaker, 
three of the most -unimpeachable names in the early history of the 
colony. There are many other records, both in England and 
America, which prove the truth of this history, but these that are 
given are easily found, and deemed more than sufficient to put it 
beyond a doubt. 




Pocahontas 
From the original at Barton Rectory, Norfolk, England. By W. L. Sheppard 

Tn the marriage of Capt. John Kolfe and Pocahontas, we have 
the nearest approach of Christian civilization and savagery on 
record. She must have been a unique creation, her duplicate has 
never been found. She was a savage, and until ten years of age 
her only teacher was untrained nature; yet her quick discrimi- 
nation and ready intuition, always choosing the good, the best, the 
highest, and receiving most trustingly the pure, the s])irituelle, the 



MROIMA I'AM/IJEH 303 

beautiful, proves her to liave been endowed with the lii^iifst and 
most einiobling traits that liave ever blessed humanity. 

For over a year Pocahontas was held as a hosta<>e by (lov. Dale 
and lived in his family. During- these months she proved a willing 
and apt scholar in many things. An old chronicle says quaintly, 
*'T\'^hcn instructed in the Christian religion she made good progress 
and was l)aptized." While staying with Gov. Dale, she met a 
young Englishman, one C*apt. John Rolfe, Gent., of the old family 
of Beacham Hall, County Sulfolk, England. They were married 
at Jamestown, and, a year or so later. Capt. llolfe took her to 
England, where she became the guest of the Virginia Com])any, 
was introduced at court and received marked attention from the 
Queen and her ladies. She was also "entertained with special and 
extraordinary state festival and pomp by the Lord Bishop of 
London." Imagine what the contrast must have been to her, taken 
from the wigwam of an Indian chief, to the palace of England's 
queen. Some one has said, "It was small wonder this wild flower 
of the wilderness drooped and died when transported to the hot 
bed of civilization." 

The health of Pocahontas became afEected by the excitement 
and strain of court life, and she pined for her baby boy. In 161 T 
Capt. Rolfe determined to return to America, and took passage 
on a vessel belonging to the Virginia Company, which was specially 
fitted up for the comfort of his wife; but on the eve of her 
embarkation, she died at Gravesend, and was buried under the 
chancel of St. George's Church, where the tablet erected to her 
memory and record of her death and burial may still be seen. On 
the tablet is inscribed, "Pocahontas Rebecca Rolfe, b. 1595 ; d. 
161 r, wyfp of John Rolfe, Gent." At "Beacham Hall,"" Xorfolk, 
England, there is a handsome portrait of her. ]iainted in 1616, 
by de Passe. 

The name of Rolfe is Danish and first occurs in history when 
Rolfe Kroke was King of Denmark. This special branch of the 
Rolfes are recorded as owners of Beacham Hall, County J^orfolk, 
where they were living as far back as 1560. The first entry in 
the record is the mai-riage of Eustace Rolfe to Jener (Joanna). 
These were the grandparents of John Rolfe. The record further 
states that John Rolfe, son of John Rolfe and Dorothea ^lason, 
wns b. Mav 6, 1585. John Rolfe, Jr., was one of the prominent 



304 SOME PROMINENT 

characters of his time, being the first Secretary of State and 
Eecorder General of A^irginia, also a member of the Eoyal Council 
for the colony. Thomas Eolfe, the only child of John Eolfe, Jr., 
and Pocahontas Eebecca, b. 1615 in the colony, after the melancholy 
death of his young mother was taken in charge by his uncle, 
Henry Eolfe, of London, by whom he was reared to manhood. 
In 1640, when he was twenty-five years old, he came to Virginia 
and took possession of his property, called "Yarina," located some 
sixteen miles below Eichmond. The Eev. William Stith, President 
of William and Mary College, speaks of him in his "History of 
Virginia" as "a man of distinction and fortune'- in the colony. 
In Hening's Statutes we find the following entr}-, "And be it 
further enacted and granted that Left. Thomas Eolfe shall have 
and enjoy for himself and his heirs forever ffort James, ole 
Chickahominy ffort, with four himdred acres of land adjoining 
the same, with all the houses and edifices l^elonging to the said 
ffort, provided the said Left. Eolfe doe keepe and maintaiue sixe 
men upon the place during the term and tyme of three years, for 
which tyme he, said Left. Eolfe, for himself and sixe men, are 
exempted from publique tax." That Thomas Eolfe should have 
been entrusted by the government with so important a position 
shows him to have been a man of high standing, possessing the 
confidence of the leading men of the time. 

Lieut. Thomas Eolfe, b. 1651, son of Capt. John Eolfe and 
Pocahontas, married Jane Poythress, daughter of Lieut. William 
Poythress, of Jamestown, Va. They had one child, a daughter, 
called Jane Eolfe, who married (1675) Col. Eobert Boiling. 

BOLLIXG FAMILY. 

BOLLING CoAT-OF-ArMS. 

Sable, an inescutcheon, within an orle of eight marlets, argent. A mullet 
in chief, for difference, for a third son. 

The Boiling family is an old one and fortunate in possessing 
many valuable records and portraits. "The Boiling Memoirs," 
written by Eobert Boiling, b. 1738, a great-grandson of Col. 
Eobert Boiling and Jane Eolfe, are of great historic value. These 
memories were originally written in French, and were inherited 
bv William Eobertson, a descendant of the author. Mr. Eobertson 



VlliCIMA l.\MILIi:s 305 

in 1802 gave the .MS. to liis son. thru ;i youth, lor an exercise in 
translation. Tliis traiishition hecaiiie the property of Joliii 
Eandolpli of Koanoke, who was also a descendant of the author, 
and was found among his })apers. Si.xty years later this ^IS. was 
returned to Judge Eobertson with the foHowing note: "The 
endorsed found among ^Ir. Tiandoljjh's i)apers is sent you by your 
old friend, William Leigh, who is now too blind to write or lie 
would say something to you al)out t'ormei- times and the present 
evil days. He enjoys good health for one of his age, nearly eighty- 
eight years, and would be glad to hear something from you. 
Mechlenburg, June 3d, 1868." 




Robert Bollixg 
The husband of Jane Rolfe, the gianddaughtei- of Pocahontas 

Eobert Boiling, Esquire, in the reign of King Edward IV. of 
England, owned "Boiling Hall," near Bradford, County Yorkshire. 
This Eobert Boiling d. 1485 and w^as buried in the family vault 
in Bradford church, upon which is carved the Boiling arms. Boil- 
ing Hall passed to Tristam Boiling, whose daughter and heiress, 
Eosamond Boiling, married Sir Eichard Tempest, and to their 
heirs the old Hall descended. 

Eobert Boiling, founder of the family in Virginia, was the son 
of John Boiling, of "All Hallows," Backen Parish, Town St., 
London. This John Bollino; was descended from a younger branch 



306 SOME PROMINENT 

of the Boiling Hall. His son, Robert, b. Deceml)er 26, 1646, 
arrived in Virginia, October 2, 1660, when not quite fifteen years 
old. He lived at Kippox, sometimes called Farmingdale, a large 
estate below Petersburg on James Eiver. His dwelling house is now 
in ruins. Eobert Boiling grew up, and early attained prominence 
in the colony and married Jane Eolfe, daughter of Lieut. Thomas 
Eolfe and Jane Poythress, and granddaughter of Jolni Eolfe and 
Pocahontas. They had one son, Col. John Boiling, b. 1676, the 
same year his mother died. He settled, lived and died on his 
plantation called "Cobbs," on the Appomattox Eiver, below Peters- 
burg, hence his sobriquet "of Cobbs." Col. John Boiling engaged 
in commerce and soon became very wealthy. He is described as 
gay and social in his disposition and eminently adapted for society. 
Judge Windham Eobertson, a descendant of the Boilings, in his 
"Biographical Sketches.*' relates the following anecdote of him : 
"Col. Eobert Boiling, in England, at a feast given him by a kins- 
woman, met a Yorkshire lady, who hearing him talk, exclaimed, 
''Oh, mine Got, you no hear dat man, an he talk English as well 
as me.' 'Aye, madam, and a good deal better, or I would not talk 
at all,' was the Colonel's quick and not over gallant rejoinder.'' 

Col. John Boiling, of Cobbs, b. 1676; d. April 20, 1729, was a 
member of the House of Burgesses. He married Mary Kennon. 
daughter of Dr. Kennon, of ''Conjuror's Xeck.'' Issue : 

I. John Boiling, b. 1700; d. 1757. Married Elizabeth Blair. 
IT. Jane Boiling, b. 1703; d. 1766. Married (1720) Col. 
Eichard Eandolph, of Curies. 
III. Elizabeth Boiling, b. 1709. Married Dr. William Gay. 
IV. Mary Boiling, b. 1711. ^Married Col. John Fleming, of 
Mount Pleasant. 
V. Martha Boiling, b. 1713. Married (1729) Thomas 
Eld ridge. 
VI. Ann Boiling. Married James Murray. 

I. Maj. John Boiling, b. 1700, son of Col. John Boiling and 
Mary, nee Kennon, was noted for his sagacity in Imsiness and 
fine executive ability, as well as for his hospitality and love of 
pleasure. He lived in a style of profuse elegance, feasting and 
hunting and keeping fine horses and dogs. For many years he was 
County Lieutenant of Chesterfield, an office of much dignity and 
importance, as he commanded the county militia, and presided at 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 307 

court. He married (August 'i-i, 1728) Elizal)eth Blair, dau-ihter 
of Col. Archibald Blair, and niece of the ( 'ommissary of the 
Bishop of London, Kev. Dr. .James Blair, one of the founders 
of AVilliam and Mary College and its first Presideut. ^laj. John 
Boiling, of Cobbs, d. September 6, 1757. Issue: 

1. Thomas Boiling, sixth in descent^ b. 1735; d. 1804. Mar- 

ried Elizabeth Gay. 

2. John Boiling, of Chestnut Grove, b. 1737. Married Martha 

Jefferson, sister of Thomas Jefferson, President of the 
United States. 

3. Bobert Boiling, of Chillowe, b. i:38: d. 1769. Married, 

first, ^[ary Bruton : second, Susan Watson. 

4. Mary Boiling, b. 1744. Married Eichard Bland, of Jordans. 

5. Sarah Boiling, b. 1748. Married John Tazewell, of 

Williamsburg. He was Judge of the General Court and 
Clerk of the Eevolutionary Conventions of 1775 and 
1776. 

6. Archibald Boiling, b. 1750, lived at "Mt. Athos," in 

Campbell County. Married, first (1770), Sarah Gary; 
second (1774), Jane Eandolph: third (1797), widow 
Byrd; fourth (1802), widow Clark. 

7. Ann Boiling, b. 1752. Married William Dandridge. 

II. Children of Jane Boiling, b. 1703, daughter of Col. John 
Boiling and Mary, nee Kennon, and Eichard Eandolph. of Curies, 
Sr. 

1. Eichard Eandolph, Jr. Married Nancy Meade. 

2. Brett Eandolph, b. 1732; d. 1759. Married Mary Scott, 

in England, where they lived and died. 

3. John Eandolph. Married Frances Bland, daughter of 

Eichard Bland, of Carsons. 

4. Mary Eandolph. Married (1721) Archibald Gary, of 

Ampthill. 

5. Jane Eandolph. Manied Anthony Walke, of Fairfield, 

6. Elizabeth Eandolph. Married Eicliard Kidder Meade, aide 

to Gen'l Washington, in the Eevolution. 

III. Children of Elizabeth Boiling, b. 1709, daughter of Col. 
John Boiling and Mary, nee Kennon, and Dr. William Gay : 

1. William Gay. Married, first, Frances Trent: second, 
Judith Scott. 



308 . SOME PROMINENT 

2. Elizabeth Gay. Married Thomas Boiling. 

3. Mary Gay. Married Mil Buchanan, of "Eltrich Bank M, 

Association." 

IV. Children of Mary Boiling, b. 1711, daughter of Col. John 
Boiling and Mary, nee Kennon, and Col. John Fleming: 

1. Thomas Fleming, captain in Col. William Byrd's Second 

Ya. Eegiment, 1758, and colonel in the 9th Va. Eegi- 
ment in the Eevolution. He married Miss Eandolph 
and was killed at the battle of Princeton, Jan. 12^ 1777. 

2. William Fleming, b. 1736; d. 1824. Married Elizabeth 

Champ, daughter of Col. John Champ, Kmg George 
Co., Va. 

3. John Fleming, major in the Eevolutionary Army, was 

killed at the battle of AVhite Plains. 

4. Charles Fleming, captain of the 7th Va. Eegiment and 

lieutenant-colonel in the State line. 

5. Mary Fleming. Married Eichard Bernard. 

6. Caroline Fleming. Married James Drane. 

V. Children of Martha Boiling, b. 1713, daughter of Col. John 
Boiling and Mary, nee Kennon, and Thomas Eldridge : 

1. Jenny Eldridge, b. about 1740. 

2. Mary Eldridge, b. 1741. Married Thomas Branch. 

3. Judith Eldridge, b. 1743. Married James Ferguson. 

4. Martha Eldridge, b. 1744. Married John Harris, of Eng- 

land. 

VI. Children of Anne Boiling, daughter of Col. John Boiling 
and Mary, nee Kennon, and James Murray, who belonged to the 
elan and family of that name of which the Dukes of Athol were 
the chiefs. Anne, his wife, inherited the large stature, high 
courage, and awe-inspiring bravery of her Indian progenitor Poca- 
hontas. Issue : 

1. William Murray, b. 1742; d. 1815. Married Eebecca 

Boiling. 

2. John Murray, b. 1744. Married Susan Yates. 

3. Anne Murray, b. 1746. Married Buchanan. 

4. Peggy Murray, b. 1748. Married Thomas Gordon. 

5. Mary Murray, b. 1750. Married, first, Alexander Gordon; 

second. Col. William Davies, son of Eev. Samuel Davies, 
President of Princeton College, 1759. 

6. James Murray, b. 1755. Married Martha Ward. 



VIKGIXIA PAMlLJEfi 309 

1. Children of Thomas Boiling, b. IT 3 5, son of Maj. John 
Boiling and Elizabeth, nee Blair, and Elizabeth Gay: 

a. Elizabeth Boiling, b. 1T60. ^farried William Eobertsoii of 
the Eobertsons, of Strowan, Scotland. ITe was mem- 
ber and Clerk of the Council of State, and his wife and 
he Avere both buried at Cobbs. 

1). Eebecca Boiling. Married William Murray. 

c. William Boiling. Married Mary Eandolph. He inherited 

and first lived at "Cobbs," but later removed to "Boil- 
ing Hall," a beautiful estate on James Eiver, in Gooch- 
land County. Col. Boiling was public spirited and 
patriotic and won his commission as colonel in the War 
of 1812. He represented his county in the Legislature 
a number of years. 

d, e, and f, John Boiling, Thomas Boiling and Mary Boiling 

were all deaf mutes and were educated in Edinburgh, 
Scotland, by Dr. Thomas Braidwood, a celebrated deaf 
mute preceptor. They were sent to his care in 1TT5, 
and remained with him until some time after the close 
of the Eevolutionary War. Judge Eobertson wrote an 
obituary of Thomas Boiling in 1836 which was pub- 
lished in the Eichmond Enquirer. In it he says, 
"Thomas Boiling Avrote in a peculiarly graphic style and 
attained an artificial faculty of speech, almost equal to 
natural. His grace of manner, vivacity and power of 
imitation made him the wonder and admiration of 
strangers and the delight of his friends." He died at 
"Gapnont," Caroline Comity, in the seventy-sixth year 
of his age. His father, Ma J. Thomas Boiling, in is 12, 
established at "Cobbs," on the Appomattox Eiver. the 
first institution for teaching deaf mutes in this country. 
Its first superintendent was John Braidwood. son of 
Thomas Braidwood, who trained his son, Thomas 
Boiling, so successfully. 

2. Children of John Boiling.' of "Chestnut Grove," b. 1737, 
son of Maj. John Boiling and Elizabeth Blair and ]\Iartha Jeffer- 
son, sister. of Thomas Jefferson. President of the United States. 
She was a lady of great refinement and beauty. John Boiling was 
a man of great stature and many good qualities. Issue : 

a. Martha Bollino;. Married Fielding Archer. 



310 SOME PROMINENT 

1). John Boiling. Married Miss Kennon. 

e. Edward Boiling. Married Dolly Payne and died 1835. 

d. Archibald Boiling. Married Catherine Payne. 

e. Mary Boiling. Married Edward Archer. 

f. Eobert Boiling. Married Jane Payne. 

3. Children of Col. Eobert Boiling, "of "Chillowe," b. 1738, 
son of Maj. John Boiling and Elizabeth, nee Blair, and his first 
wife, Mary Burton, daughter of Mr. William Burton, of !N"orthamp- 
ton. Col. Boiling was educated at Wakefield, England, by the 
celebrated Dr. Clark. His classmates were Theoderick Bland and 
Eichard Henry I^ee. with others from the colony. He wrote the 
"Boiling Memoirs.'' He was a fine linguist, a great lover of books, 
and after his return to Virginia, in 1756, studied law at Williams- 
burg. Later he was elected a member of the House of Burgesses, 
Imt died shortly after in the prime of life, being only thirty-one 
years old. Col. Boiling's first wife died leaving one child, only 
two days old, named : 

a. Mary Burton Boiling, b. April 30, 1764; d. 1787. Married 

(1781) Eobert Boiling, of the "Stith Boilings." 

Col. Boiling, of "Chillowe," married, second, Susan AVatson and 
had issue: 

b. Pocahontas Eebecca Boiling. Married (1782) Col. Joseph 

Cabell. 

c. Elizabeth Blair Boiling. Married Ma J. Thomas West. 

d. Linnaeus Boiling, b. 1773 ; d. 1836. Married Mary Mark- 

ham. A marked characteristic of Linnaeus Boiling was 
his love of truth. He was public spirited, temperate, 
Ijrave, morally and physically, saving (not sordid), and 
upright in all his dealings. His favorite maxim was 
taken from Burke's writings, "manly, moral, regulated 
liberty." He deemed restricted sufErage essential to 
good government. He was tall, very erect and swarthy, 
with straight black hair, and the eyes of an Indian. 

e. Powhatan Boiling, b. 1767, d. 1802, was a man of fine 

physique and fearless and honorable nature, but ex- 
tremely eccentric in bearing and dress. He was an 
opponent of John Eandolph for a seat in Congress. 
He was an ardent lover of music; his violin made in 
Germany in 1646 is still extant. 



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■1. ('liildi'rii of Marv liolliiiu. li. WW. dau^^htci- of Maj. .)(»hii 

Boiling and Elizabeth, nee Blaii', and Richard Bland, oi' .Tordans: 

a. Richard Bland, h. KCi: d. ISOC. Married Susanna Vuy- 

thress, dau<:hter of Ilohert Poythress. 
1). Aniu' Bland, I). K(i."). Married. (ii-sl.' .loliii Moi-rison; 
second, Peter Woodlief. 

5. Children of Sarah Bollinii', I). K4<s. daughter of ^faj. John 
Boiling and Elizaheth, nee Blair, and John Tazewell, of Williams- 
burg. He was Judge of the General Court of Virginia: 

a. Elizabeth 'J'azewell. ^larried Dr. Samuel (Jriffin, member 

of Congress from HS!) to IT!*."). 

b. Littleton Taze^vell. Married Catherine Xeveron. 

e. William 1\izc\vcll. M. D.. d. 1S40. :\rarried Mary Page 
Tanner. 

6. Children of Archiliald Boiling, b. 17 50, son of Maj. John 
Boiling and Elizaheth, nee Blair, and Sarah Cary. They lived at 
"Mount Athos.'' Archibald Boiling married foui' times — first 
(KTO). Sarah Cary: second (1774), Jane Randolph; third 
(17!»7). widow Byrd; fourth (1802), widow Clark. He told his 
fourth wife if she should die before him he would certainly marry 
again if he could, "for it is God's own proverb that it is not 
good that man should dwell alone, and it is a point of conscience 
with me to fulfill the Scriptures." Issue: 

a. Sarah Boiling. ^Farried (1792) Joseph Cabell Ferguson. 

b. Anne Everard Boiling. Married, first. Shepherd Duval; 

second (1804), Col. Joseph Cabell. 

c. Elizabeth Blair Boiling. Married (1801) Archibald 

Robertson. 

d. Blair Boiling, captain of the State Guard. Married, first, 

M. A. Webster: second (in 1827), Penelope Storrs. 

7. Children of Anne Boiling, h. 1752, daughter of ^laj. John 
Boiling and Elizabeth, nee Blair, and William Dandridge, Sr. : 

a. John Dandridge. ^tarried Miss Underwood. 

b. William Dandridge, Jr. 

c. Nathaniel West Dandridge. Married Martha H. Fontaine. 

niece of Patrick Henry. 
Children of Richard Randolph, Jr., son of Richard Randolph, 
Sr.. and Jane, nee Boiling, and Xancy Meade : 

1. Richard Randolph, Third Cavalry officer in the Revolution. 
Married Maria Beverlev. 



312 SOME PBOMINENT 

2. David Meade Eaiidolph, b. 1760; d. 1830, cavalry officer 

in the Eevolution and U. S. Marshal of Virginia. Mar- 
ried Polly Eandolph. 

3. Brett Eandolph. Married Lucy Beverley. 

4. Eyland Eandolph. Married Eliza Frayzer. 

5. Susanna Eandolph. Married Benj. Harrison, of Berkeley, 

a member of the ISTon-Importation Association of 1770. 

6. Jane Eandolph. Married (1771) Archibald Boiling. 

7. Anne Eandolph. Married Brett Eandolph, b. 1710. 

8. Eliza Eandolph. Married David Meade. 

9. Mary Eandolph. ]\Iarried William Boiling, colonel in the 

cavalry service in the War of 1812. 
10. Sarah Eandolph. Married Mr. Newborn. 

Children of Brett Eandolph, 1). 1732; d. 1759, son of Jane, nee 
Boiling, and Eichard Eandolph who married ]\Iary Scott, of Eng- 
land : 

1. Henry Eandolph. Married (1758) Lucy Ward, daughter 

of Seth AYard and Mary, nee Goode. 

2. Susanna Eandolph. Married (1783) Dr. Charles Douglas, 

of England, b. 1752, and heir presumptive to the Earl 

of Morton, 
Children of John Eandolph, third son of Eichard Eandolph and 
Jane Boiling and Frances Bland, daughters of Eichard Bland, of 
"Cawsons" : 

1. Eichard Eandolph, b. 1770; d. 1796. Married Judith 

Eandolph, daughter of Thomas ^lann Eandolph, of 
Tuckahoe. 

2. John Eandolph, of "Eoanoke," b. 1773; d. 1833; member 

of Congress and Minister to Eussia, died unmarried in 

Philadelphia, Avas buried at "Eoanoke," his home, but 

later was removed to Hollywood Cemetery, Eichniond, 

Va. 

Among the many descendants of Pocahontas, none are more 

remarkable than John Eandolph, of "Eoanoke." He, like his cousin 

Boiling Ivobertson, exhibited in complexion and physiognomy 

indubitable traces of their common stock. The eyes of both were 

perfectly Indian, black, shining and occasionally fierce. Jolni 

Eandolph was undoubtedly without a rival in oratory. A friend 

in writing of him said, "His style of speaking in Congress was 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 313 

emphatically his own, original and unique. His lanj^uage was 
simple though polished, brief l)ut rich, and direct as an arrow 
from an Indian bow. He never declaimed, nor sacrificed strength, 
clearness or simplicity, to the more ])opular charms of metaphor, 
etc. At times he was laconic, abrupt and sententious. Though 
exceedingly irritable in debate he was never loud or Iwisterous, 
but uttered biting- sarcasms in a manner provokingly cool, and in 
a voice that suggested the music of the spheres. »Such was the 
admirable clearness and ])erfection of his enunciation, that his 
lowest tones circulated, like echoes, through the Halls of Congress. 
In short, in all the requisites of a great orator he had no superior, 
and in the power of attracting, charming and inviting the atten- 
tion, no equal. His foibles, heaven knows, were formidable, but 
they were often exaggerated and his peculiarities caricatured with- 
out remorse. He spared no adversary, was impotent in argument, 
intolerant in opposition, and but little solicitous to disguise his 
hatred or contempt, ^luch of this came from his physical suffer- 
ing. Afflicted with an incurable disease, he had never known a day 
in health, even in boyhood. Yet he was a true friend, and his 
kindness was irresistible, and when he wished to evince it the tones 
of his voice and expression of his eye went directly to the heart." 
This extract is from a letter of James K. Paulding and dated 1817, 
who was an ardent admirer and warm personal friend of Mr. 
]iandolph. Of all the sketches left us of this remarkable man, 
this letter gives the most favorable description of any I have ever 
seen and I am inclined to think the truest. He possessed many 
faults, yet they were much exaggerated. His temper was unbear- 
able, but how many of us are amiable when suffering? As an 
enemy he was implacable : neither were others sparing of him, and 
if they did not give him a "Eoland for an Oliver," it was because 
they could not. It was not often his heart was visibly touched or 
his better nature roused to action. Yet there were times when he 
proved himself noble, unselfish and sympathetic. He was the best 
and truest of friends and his love for his mother amounted to 
idolatry. He never married and tradition says he never offered 
himself to but one woman. She accepted him, but on the eve 
of their marriage a disagreement arose. She fled terrified from 
his anger and he mounted his horse and returned home. Their 
enaraffement was broken and never renewed. Xone knew the cause. 



314 SOME PROMINENT 

Children of Mary Bandolph, daughter of Richard Randolph and 
Jaiie, nee Boiling, who married (1744) Archibald Gary, of Ampt- 
hill, b. 1720; d. 1786. He was a sterling patriot; was a member 
of the Convention of 1776 and acquired the sobriquet of "Old 
Iron." Issue : 

1. Anne Gary, b. 1745. Married (Nov. 18, 1761) Thomas 

Mann Randolph, of Tuckahoe, G-oochland Co., Va. 

2. Mary Gary, b. 1747; d. 1748. 

3. Jane Gary, b. 1751. Married (1768) Thomas Isham Ran- 

dolph, of Dungenness, Goochland Go. 

4. Sarah Gary, b. 1753. Married (1773) Mr. Boiling. 

5. Mary Gary. Married Carter Page, son of Gov. John Page, 

of Virginia. 

6. Elizabeth Gary, b. 1770. Married (1787) Robert Kincaid. 
Children of Jane Randolph, daughter of Richard Randolph 

and Jane, nee Boiling, and Anthony Walke, of Fairfield. Issue, 
one son : 

1. Rev. Anthony Walke, of the Protestant Episcopal Church 
and member of the Convention of 1788. Married, first, 
Anne McClannahan; second, widow Ann Fisher. 
Children of Elizabeth Randolph, daughter of Richard Randolph 
and Jane, nee Boiling, and Col. Richard Kidder Meade, aide to 
Gen'l Washington in the Revolutionary War. At the time GoL 
Meade entered the army he was living at Goggin's Point, King 
George County, Va. He sold his estate and distributed the pro- 
ceeds among his relations, retaining only three thousand dollars, 
which he placed in the care of a friend, to be invested as he thought 
best, for his use, should he survive the fortunes of war. It is 
not known through what grades Richard Meade passed, but in May, 
1777,- he was aide to Gen'l Washington, and one of his military 
family, which embraced besides Meade, Hamilton, Pinckney, and 
Laurens. Meade was a fine rider and he seemed to bear a charmed 
life. His black mare, a splendid animal, was almost as well known 
to the British Army as to the American troops. He used to say, 
"Hamilton helped Washington in his head work, while he did his 
riding and reconnoitering and carried his orders." Col. Meade 
was with Washington in all his great battles and superintended the 
execution of Maj. Andre. Of this execution he always spoke with 
great feeling, and although he entirely approved of the order, he 
was said to have wept when it was carried out. 



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315 



MEADE FAMILY. 

"When the war closed and Gen'l Washinirton was taking leave 
of his aides, he said to Col. ^leade, '"Friend Dick, you must go on 
a Virginia plantation ; you will make a good farmer, and an honest 
foreman on the grand jury of your country." This advice was 
followed, and the prediction verified. Col. ^feade's friend invested 
the three thousand dollars, left in his charge, in one thousand 
acres of land, in that part of Frederick County which is now 
Clarke County. It was then a wild region and considered the 
'Tsack woods," by the tidewater people, but the investment proved 
so advantageous that Col. Meade called it ''Lucky Hit." 




The INIeade Coat-of-Abms 

Coat-of-Arms — Arms, gules, a chevron ermine between three trefoils 
slipped argent. 

Crest — An eagle with two heads displayed sable, armed or. 
Motto — "Semper paratus."' 

The first of the Meade name in America was Andrew Meade, 
born in County Kerry, "In the Kingdom of Ireland." He landed 
first in New York, where he met and married Mary Latham, of 
Flushing; five years later he removed to Virginia and settled in 
Xansemond County. He left two children, a daughter, and a son 
named David, who married Susanna Everard, daughter of Gov. 
Everard of IsTorth Carolina. Issue : 

1. Anne Meade. Married Eichard Randolph, of Curies. 

2. David Meade, inherited an estate in Xansemond County. 



316 SOME PROMINENT 

3. Richard Meade, aide to Gen'l Washington in the Revolu- 

tionary War. Married, first, Jane Randolph, of Curies, 
no issue; second, the widow of Mr. Randolph, of 
Chatsworth, nee Molly Grymes, daughter of the Hon. 
John Grymes and Lucy, nee Ludwell. 

4. Everard Meade. 

5. Andrew Meade. 

6. John Meade. 

The three older boys, David, Richard and Everard, were educated 
in England at Harrow School, under the care of its principal. Dr. 
Thackeray, Archdeacon of Surrey. 

Register taken from "Lucky Hit" Bible: 

Richard Kidder Meade, b. July 1-i, 1746. Married Dec. 10, 
1780; d. Feb. 9, 1805. Mary Meade, his wife, b. Nov. 9, 1753; 
d. June 16, 1813. Children : 

1. Anne Randolph Meade, b. Dec. 3, 1781. Married :\rarch 

23, 1799 ; d. March 29, 1838. 

2. Richard Kidder Meade, b. Feb. 18, 1874. Married Dec. 

19, 1815; d. Feb. 26, 1833. 

3. William Fitzhugh Meade, b. March 16, 1786; d. Sept. 

following. 

4. Susanna Meade, b. March 9, 1788 ; d. 1832. 

5. William Meade, b. N'ov. 11, 1789. Married Jan. 31, 1810. 

Married again Dec. 2, 1820. 

6. David Meade, b. March 11, 1793. Married Xov. 17, 1844; 

d. Dec. 19, 1897. 

7. Mary Meade, b. Christmas Day, 1794. 

8. Lucy Fitzhugh Meade, b. Oct. 26, 1796; d. Oct., 1823. 

Anne Randolph Meade married Matthew Page, Esq. 

Richard Kidder Meade, Jr., married Rebecca Green. 

William Meade, Bishop of Virginia. Married, first, ^Mary 
Xelson, daughter of Philip Nelson; married, second, Tomasia, 
daughter of Thomas Nelson, Esq. 

Issue by first wife, Mary Nelson : 

1. Richard Kidder Meade, third. 

2. Philip Nelson Meade. 

3. Francis R. Meade. 

David Meade married, second, Louisa Nelson. Issue: 
1. Richard Meade. Married Jane Grymes. 



riRfirXIA FAMILIES 317 

2. John Meade. ]\larried Betty .Mackey. 

3. Mary Catherine Meade. Married Dr. Oliver Funsten. 

4. Susan Meade. Married David Funsten. 

5. William Fitzhugh Meade, d. single. 

6. jSTathaniel Burwell Meade. Married, first Anastasia 

Stewart of Cincinnati; second, Mittie Turner, his 
first cousin. 

7. Virginia Washington Meade. ^Married William Washing- 

ton Meade, her first cousin; d. leaving six children, 

the youngest only three weeks old. 

Eichard Kidder Meade, Jr., son of Col. Eichard K. Meade, 

aide to Gen'l Washington. Married Eebecca Green, daughter of 

Timothy Green, Esq., of Fredericksburg, Va., a leading journalist 

of his day. Issue: 

1. Ann Eandolph Meade, b. 1820. Married (1838) her 
cousin, Hugh Holmes Hite, son of Maj. Isaac Hite, of 
"Belle Grove," Frederick Co., Va. Issue: 
I. Hugh Scott Hite, b. March 3, 1839. When the Civil War 
opened he enlisted in the 7th Va. Eegiment of Infantry, 
under Gen'l Ambrose P. Hill, and was mortally wounded 
in the battle of Williamsburg, May 6, 1862; d. three 
days later. 
II. Kidder Meade Hite, b. May 11, 1840. Married Susan 
Voss, of Eappahannock Co., Va. No issue. 
III. Lucy Meade Hite, b. Sept. 24, 1843. Married (Oct. 18, 
1865) Charles Shirley Carter, son of John Hite Carter, 
Esq., of Fauquier Co., Va. Issue: 

a. Ann Eandolph Carter. Married Eobert Dulaney, of 

Fauquier Co., A^a., a grandson of Com. Bladen 
Dulaney, U. S. Navy. Issue, two daughters. 

b. Virginia Brokenboro Carter, a graduate of Johns Hopkins 

Training School for Nurses. 

c. John Hite Carter, Jr. 

IV. Cornelius Eandolph Hite, b. April 6, 1845. Married 
E. C. Stark, of Eappahannock Co., Va. They live near 
her old home and have several children. 
V. Henry Ward Hite, b. :March 9, 1849. Married Caroline 
Bird, daughter of Eheubin Bird, of Mount Jackson, 
Shenandoah Co., Va., where they still reside. 



318 SOME PROMINENT 

VI. Louis Field Hite, b. Aug. 1, 1852. Married Abbe James, 
July 19, 1893. They have several children. 
VII. Ludwell Bolton Hite, b. May 28, 1857 ; d. young. 
VIII. Maury Grymes Hite, b. Sept. 21, 1858; d. yoiuig. 

Mrs. Ann Eandolph Hite, nee Meade, died 1860, her husband, 
Hugh Holmes Hite, died 1870. 

2. Susan Nelson Meade, second daughter of Eichard Kidder 

Meade, Jr., of "Lucky Hit." Married I. Irvine Hite, 
son of James Madison Hite, Sr., of "Guilford," Clarke 
Co., Va., and Caroline Matilda, nee Irvine. Only two 
of their six children survived them, Susan Meade Hite 
and Mary Hite. They married brothers, Messrs. Baker, 
and removed to Florida. 

3. William Washington Meade, eldest son of Eichard Kidder 

Meade, Jr., of "Lucky Hit." Married his first cousin, 

Virginia Washington Meade, daughter of David Meade 

and Louisa, nee Neilson, of King George Co., Va. 

Mrs. Meade died leaving six children. Two years later 

Mr. Meade married the widow of his brother-in-law, 

Mrs. George Meade, nee Sally Callaway, who had one 

son, George Meade, Jr., by her first husband. She is 

now a widow a second time with several children. 

Harriotte Green Meade, youngest daughter of Eichard Kidder 

]\Ieade, Jr., of "Lucky Hit," married James Madison Hite, Jr., 

son of James Madison Hite, Sr., of "Guilford," Clarke Co., and 

Caroline Matilda, nee Irvine. Only one child survived them, a 

son, Drayton Meade Hite, a successful business man of Baltimore. 

He inherited the Madison-Hite portraits. Being still unmarried, 

he has deposited them in the Maryland Historical rooms on 

Saratoga near Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 

Drayton G. Meade, youngest son of Eichard Kidder Meade, Jr., 
of "Lucky Hit," married Annie Bolton Sands, daughter of the late 
Joseph Sands, of Brookl}^! Heights, N. Y. During the Civil War 
Col. Meade was in the quartermaster's department of the Con- 
federate Army. His family lived near Eichmond, Va. When the 
war closed, they purchased "Beulah," a beautiful plantation near 
the Plains, in Fauquier Co., Va., where they still reside. Mrs. 
^leade died some years ago, leaving four daughters and one son, 
Drayton G. Meade, Jr. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 319 

Children of Mary Murray"' who married, lii-st, Ah'xaiider Gordon: 

1. Peggy Gordon. Married, first, William Knox; second, 

Grier Green, a prominent lawyer in ^Fecklenburg. 
Mary Murray^ married, second, Col. "William Davies. Issue: 

2. Mary Ann Davies, who married (1804) Fortescue Whittle 

(fellow exile with the Iiish Patriot Emmet), of County 
Antrim, Ireland ; settled in Xorfolk, Va., early in 1800. 
Children of Peggy Murray^ and Thomas Gordon : 
1. Anne or Nancy Gordon. Married Henry Embry Coleman; 
member of A'irginia Senate. 
Children of Anne Murray and Wirt Buchanan: 

1. ^lurray Buchanan. Married Miss Cross. 
Children of William Murray and Rebecca Boiling : 

1. Ann Murray. Married Thomas Robertson, an eminent 

physician and scholar of Petersburg. He was an Irish 
refugee about 1800 from troubles in Ireland which 
drove Thomas Addis Emmet into exile. 

2. Mary Murray. Married George Skipwith. 

3. William Murray, seventh in descent, d. 1866. Married 

Rebecca Skelton. 
Children of Rev. Anthony Walke, who married, first, Anne 
McClannahan : 

1. David Meade Walke. 

Rev. Anthony Walke married, second, the widow Ann Fisher. 
Issue : 

2. John X. Walke. 

Children of Elizabeth Boiling" and William Robertson : 

1. Archibald Boiling Robertson, b. ITTT; d. 1861. Married 

Mary Elizabeth Boiling. 

2. Thomas Boiling Robertson, b. IT 79; d. 1828; Secretary 

of the Territory of Louisiana ; first member of Con- 
gress and Governor of that State. Married Lelia 
Skipwith. 

3. William Robert.son. Married Christiana Williams. 

■i. John Robertson, b. 1787 ; d. 1873, attorney general: mem- 
ber of Congress and Chancellor of Virginia. He was a 
man of spotless character and sterling worth. He 
thought freely, spoke boldly, suffering neither fear nor 
favor to seduce him from what he believed to be true 
and right. He married Ann Trent. 



320 SOME PROMIl^ENT 

5. Ann Eobertson. Married Dr. Henry Skipwith, 1813. 

6. Jane Gay Eobertson, b. 1795 ; d. 1852. Married Jolin H. 

Bernard, Senator from A'irginia. 

7. Wyndhani Eobertson, b. 1803; member of the Council of 

the State, 1830 to 1833; Governor of Virginia, 1836. 
Married F. T. Smith. Mr. Eobertson graduated at 
William and Mary College under the brilliant presidency 
of Dr. John Augustine Smith and was admitted to the 
bar 1824. 

Children of Eebecca Boiling*' and William Murray^. (See 
William Murray's children.) 

Children of William Boiling and Mary Eandolph : 

1. Ann Meade Boiling. Married Joseph K. Weisiger. 

2. William Albert Boiling, a deaf mute. Married Eliza 

Christian. 

3. Thomas Boiling, b. 1807. Married Louisa Morris, daugh- 

ter of Eichard Morris, of Hanover Co., Va. 

4. Jane Eolfe Boiling. Married Eobert Skipwith. 
Children of Martha Boiling and Field Archer: 

1. Powhatan Archer. Married Miss Walthall. 

2. Martha Archer. Married, first, John Boiling; second, i\Ir. 

Berry. 

3. Ellen Archer. Married Mr. Berry. 

4. Mary Archer. Married Edward Covington. 

5. Lucy Archer. Married Mr. Archer. 
Children of John Boiling® and Miss Kennon : 

1. Evelyn Bollhig. Married Alexander Garrett, Clerk of 

Albemarle Coimty. 

2. Susan Boiling. Married John Scott. 
Children of Edward Boiling and Dolly Payne : 

1, Powhatan Boiling. Married Miss Payne. 
Children of Archibald Boiling® : 

1. Archibald Boiling, d. 1860. Married Ann E. Wigginton. 

2. Edward Boiling, d. 1855. Married Cralle. 

3. Alexander Boiling, d. 1876. Married Susan Gray. 
Children of Mary Boiling and Edward Archer : 

1. Peter Jefferson Archer. Married, first, M. Mechaux; 
second, Lucy Gilliam. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 321 

Children of ^lary Burton Boiling", first wife of Robert Boiling, 
of Petersburg: 

1. Mary Burton Augusta Boiling. Married John Monroe 
Banister. 

Children of Pocahontas Rebecca Boiling and Col. Joseph Cabell: 

1. Sophonisba E. Cabell, b. 1784; d. 1857. Married (1809) 

Robert H. Grayson, son of William Grayson, Senator 

of the United States. 

3. Sarah Boiling Cabell, b. 1786. Married (1805) Elisha 

Meredith. 

3. Charles Cabell, b. 1789; d. 1810, unmarried; graduated 

at William and Mary College; read law under Gov. 
William H. Cabell and located in jSTew Orleans, where 
he died 1870 of yellow fever. 

4. Edward Blair Cabell, b. 1791; d. 1850. Married (1813) 

Hannah Forbes Monroe, a niece of James Monroe, 
President of the United States. 

5. Benjamin S. Cabell, b. 1793 ; d. 1863, Virginia Senator. 

Married (1816) Sarah Eppes Doswell. 

6. Mary P. Cabell, b. 1798; d. 1831. Married (1818) Peyton 

Doswell. 
Children of Ann Everard Boiling, who married, first, Shepard 
Duval : 

. 1. Samuel Shepard Duval. 
3. Archibald Boiling Duval. 

Children of Ann Everard Boiling, who married, second. Col. 
Joseph Cabell: 

3. Jane Randolph Cabell, b. 1805; d. 1833. Married (1834) 

Philip T. Allen. 

4. John B. Cabell, b. 1808. Majried, first (1830), Mary C. 

Woodlaw; second, Martha Posey, daughter of Capt. 
John Posey. 

5. Eliza Robertson Cabell, b. 1809 ; d. 1853. Married, first 

(1836), James Paulett; second (1834), Archibald 
Dixon, U. S. Senator. 

6. Robert Boiling Cabell, b. 1813. Married, first (1834), 

Ann E. Herndon; second (1835), Eleanor Hart. 

7. George W. Cabell, b. 1814. Married (1835) Mary R. 

Williams. 



322 SOME PROMINENT 

8. Mary Ann Hopkins Cabell, b. 1824. Married (1845) Dr. 
E. L. Willard, of California. Had issue. 
Children of Elizabeth Blair Boiling and Thomas West: 

1. A daughter. Married James S. Jones. 

2. A daughter. Married Dr. Joel W. Flood. 

Children of Linnaeus Boiling who married Mary Markham : 

1. Mary Boiling. Married Dr. James Cobbs, brother of 

Bishop N. H. Cobbs, of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church. 

2. Susan Boiling. Married Eobert F. Hubard, attorney-at- 

law. 

3. Philip A. Boiling, Judge of Circuit Court. Married Mary 

Eppes. 

4. Eobert Boiling, of Buckingham Co. Married, first, Sarah 

Hobson; second, Mary Watkins; third, Martha 
Brackett. 

Eobert Boiling, of Buckingham County and his first wife, Sarah 
Hobson, of Goochland County, had a daughter, Pocahontas Boiling, 
who married the Eev. William Clarkson Meredith, rector for many 
years of Christ Protestant Episcopal Church in Winchester, Va. 
Their daughter, Mary Boiling Meredith, married Archibald ]\Iagill 
Smith. (See descendants of Gen'l John Smith, of Hackwood 
Park.) 

Children of Sarah Boiling and Joseph Cabell Megginson : 

1. William C. Megginson, b. 1749. Married (1821) Amanda 

M. Bocock, sister of Thomas Bocock ; member of Con- 
gress and Speaker of the House of Eepresentatives. 

2. Elizabeth C. Megginson, b. 1796. Married William 

Berkeley. 

3. Archibald Boiling Megginson, b. 1798; d. 1851. Married, 

first (1824) Ann E. AVhite; second (1833), Elizabeth 
Eoberts. 

4. Joseph C. Megginson, b. 1800; d. 1858. Married (1826) 

Almira Montgomery. He was a Judge in Texas. 

5. Samuel B. Megginson, b. 1802. Married (1828) Mary A. 

Johnson. 

6. Jane Bandolph Megginson, h. 1804. Married Dr. Xathaniel 

Powell. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 323 

7. John U. .Aleggiiison, b. 1806; d. 1877. Married (1835) 

Alary E. Dunn. 

8. Bcnj. C. Megginson, b. 1809. Alarried (18.37) Fanny 

Blain. 

Children of Elizabeth Meade Boiling and Archibald Robertson: 

1. Eliza Jane Robertson, b. 1802; d. 1822, unmarried. 

2. Rebecca Robertson, b. 1803 ; d. 1823. Married Mr. Boiling. 

3. Pocahontas Ann Robertson, b. 1805; d. 1838. Married 

Mr. Boiling. 

4. Virginia B. Robertson, b. 1807; d. 1836. Alarried Col. 

Rolfe Graves. 

Children of Blair Boiling: 

1. Archibald Boiling. Married (Feb., 1852) Eliza Trueheart 

Ann i stead. 

2. John Boiling. Married, first (1855), Maria Page Armi- 

stead; second, Julia B. Tinsley. 

3. Mary Susan Boiling. Married, first (1851), Gervas Storrs 

Preston; second, Dr. J. C. Mason. 

Children of Richard Bland and Susan Poythress : 

1. Richard Bland, Jr. Married, first, ; second. Miss 

Leadbetter. 

2. John Boiling Bland. Married, first. Miss Eppes; second, 

Rachel Read; third, E. Cargill. 

3. Sarah Bland. Married Thomas Botts. 

4. Theoderic Bland. Married Mary Harrison. 

5. Mary Bland. Married Eglin Russell. 

Children of Ann P. Bland, mai'ried, first, J. Alorrison, no issue; 
second, Peter AVoodlief : 

1. Hannah Woodlief. Married Dr. Hardaway. 

2. Anna Woodlief. Married Mr. Jeffries. 

3. Elizabeth Woodlief. Married Dr. Shadrach Alfriend. 

Children of Littleton Tazewell and Catherine N"eveson : 
1. Sarah Boiling Tazewell. Married William C. Goode, mem- 
ber of Congress. 
Children of William Tazewell and Page Tanner: 

1. William Blair Tazewell. 

2. Catherine Xeveson Tazewell. Married, first, E. Ambler; 

second. Capt. Edward S. Gay. Virginia State Guard. 



324 SOME PROMINENT 

3. Henrietta AVatkins Tazewell. Married E. J. Fox. 

4. Mary Louise Tazewell. Married Dr. J. B. Southall. 

5. Sally Boiling Tazewell. Married Dr. George Fitzgerald. 

6. Martha Jefferson Tazewell, after her sister's death married 

Dr. J. B. Southall. 

7. Jane Rebecca Tazewell. 

8. Mary Eosalie Tazewell. Married Andrew J. Ellett. 

9. Isabella Tazewell. 

Childi'en of John Dandridge and Miss Underwood : 

1. Boiling Dandridge. 
Children of Nathaniel W. Dandridge: 

1. Charles F. Dandridge. Married Miss McGhee. 

2. William F. Dandridge. Married Miss Stith. 

3. Anna Dandridge, Married William Hereford. 

4. Martha Dandridge. Married R. Bolton. 

5. N"athaniel West Dandridge, Jr. Married H. Wylie. 

6. Eosalie Dandridge. Married W. D. Bradford. 

Children of Ann Dandridge and F. James: 

1. A daughter who married Utz Fincastle. 
Children of Jane Butler Dandridge and Eev. Joseph D. Logan: 

1. James W. Logan, Married S. W. Strother. 
Children of Eichard Eandolph: 

1. Eobert B. Eandolph, Lieut. U. S. Navy. Married Maria 

Beverley. 

2. William Eandolph, midshipman on board the Chesapeake, 
when taken. He was lost in the Wasp. 

3. Maria B. Eandolph. Married Philip Duval. 
Children of David Meade Eandolph : 

1. William B. Eandolph. Married Sarah Lingan. 
Children of Brett Eandolph and Lucy Beverley: 

1. Edward Eandolph, captain U. S. Army. Married Bland 

Beverley. 

2. Carter Beverley Eandolph, assistant surgeon JJ. S. Navy. 

Married Ann Taylor Farrar, born Beverley. 

3. Victor Norman Eandolph, captain U. S. N. and C. S. N. 

Married Augusta Granbury. 

4. Franklin Eandolph. Married Miss Brand. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 325 

Children of Rylaiul Kandolph and FJiza Frayzer: 

Two children, names unknown. 
Children of Susan Randolph and BenJ. Harrison of Berkeley: 
1. Benj. Harrison, Jr. Married, first. Miss Mercer; second, 
Miss Page. 
Children of Jane Randolph and Archibald Boiling. (See 
Archibald Boiling's children.) 

Children of Ann Randolph and Brett Randolpli, Jr.: 

1. Kidder Randolph. Married Betsey Montague. 

2. Howard Randolph, ^[arried Miss Meade, of Kentucky. 

3. Anne Randolph. Married Joseph Michaux. 

4. Susan Randolph. Married Frank Watkins. 

5. Brett Randolph, twin. 

6. Patrick Randolph, twin. 

Children of Eliza Randolph and David j\Ieade: 
1. John E. Meade, d. 1854. Married Rebecca Beverley. 
3. Charlotte Meade. Married Dr. J. Y. Storkdell. 
3. Rebecca Meade. Married James Lea. 

Children of Mary Randolph and William Boiling. (See William 
Boiling's children.) 

Children of Henry Randolph and Lucy AYard : 

1. Henry Randolph, of "Warwick,"" b. 1784; d. 1840. Mar- 

ried, first, Caroline Matilda Smith, who died without 
issue. He then married, second, Eliza Griffin jSTorman, 
a Quakeress, and third, widow Perry, a descendant of 
Thomas Tinsley. 

2. Brett Randolph, third. 

3. Catherine Cochrane Randolph, b. 1797: d. 1852. Married 

Josiah Bartlett Abbott, of Connecticut, b. 1793; d. 
1849. 

4. Susan Frances Randolph. Married Alexander Lawson 

Botts, b. 1800; member of State Council and brother 
of Hon. John Minor Botts. 
Children of Susanna Randolph and Mr. Douglas: 

1. Charles Brett Douglas. 

2. Archibald Aberdeen Douglas, b. 1789. 

3. Hartley Douglas, b. 1790. 

4. Eliza Randolph Douglas, b. 1791. 



326 SOME PROMINENT 

Children of Brett Eandolph and Ann. (See Ann Eandolph's 
children.) 

Children of Eichard Eandolph: 

1. Tudor Eandolph. 

2. St. George Eandolph, a deaf mute. 

Children of Ann Gary and Thomas Mann Eandolph : 

1. Mary Eandolph. Married David Meade Eandolph. 

2. Elizabeth Eandolph. Married Eobert Pleasants, of "Four 

Mile Eun," fourth in descent from John Pleasants, 
emigrant from Forwich, England, in 1665, when he 
was twenty-five years old. 

3. Thomas Mann Eandolph, of Edge Hill, b. 1764: d. 1836, 

Governor of Virginia. Married Martha Jefferson, 
daughter of Thomas Jefferson, United States President. 

4. William Eandolph. ]\Iarried Lucy Eandolph, daughter 

of Gov. Beverley Eandolph. 

5. Ann Gary Eandolph. Married Gouverneur Morris, of ISTew 

York; Minister to France, 1792 to 1794. 

6. Jane Eandolph. Married Thomas Esten Eandolph. 

7. John Eandolph, M. D. Married Judith Lewis. 

8. Harriette Eandolph. Married Eichard S. Harkley, Consul 

to Cadiz. 

9. Virginia Eandolph. Married Wilson I. Gary. 
Children of Jane Gary and Thomas Isham Eandolph : 

1. Archibald Gary Eandolph. Married Lucy Burwell, of 

"Carter Hall." 

2. Thomas Eandolph, twin of Isham, was killed in the battle 

of Tippecanoe. Married, first, Mary Skipwith : second, 
Catherine Lawrence. 

3. Isham Eandolph, twin of Thomas. Married Anna E. 

Coupland. 

4. Mary Eandolph. Married Eandolph Harrison, of Clifton. 

Children of Elizabeth Cary and Eobert Kincaid : 
1. Mary I. Kincaid. Married Charles Irvine. 
Children of Mary Caiy and Carter Page : 

1. John Gary Page. Married Mary A. Trent. 

2. Henry Page. Married Harvey Deane. 

3. Mann Page, M. D. Married Jane Walker. 

4. Mary Page, lost her life in the burning of the Eichmond 

Theatre, Dec. 21, 1811. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 327 

Children of Anthony Walke: 

1. Anthony Walke, Jr. Marn\Ml. first, Jane Eitson; second, 

Ann Livingston. 

2. Edwin AValke. Married Sarah Messenburg. 

3. Susan M. Walke. ^Tarried Charles H. Shields. 

4. John M. Walke. Married, first. Miss Land ; second, Miss 

Baylor. 

5. Jane E. Walke. Married Eichard Watson. 
Children of Mary Fleming and Warner Lewis: 

1. Julia Lewis. Married Thomas Throckmorton, of Williams- 

burg, Va. 

2. John Lewis. Married his cousin Eleanor Lewis. 
Children of Lucky Fleming and Addison Lewis : 

1. Susan Lewis. Married William Byrd, of Westover. 
Children of Lucy Fleming and John Markham. Descendants 
in the west. 

Children of Mary Boiling Fleming and Beverley C. Stanard: 

1. Eliza J. T. Stanard. Married Samuel 0. Eggleston. 

2. John E. Stanard. Married Sarah T. Thruston. 

3. Julia A. V. Stanard. Married Dr. A. L. Woodbridge. 
Children of Daniel Bernard and Miss Branch: 

1. Cyrus Bernard, midshipman U. S. Navy, prisoner of war 

at Algiers, killed in a duel at Havana, May 15, 1821. 

2. Christopher Bernard, sergeant in Eichmond Volunteers 

in 1812. Married and left children. 
Children of Thomas Boiling Gay : 

1. Ellen Gay. Married Jacob Skein. 

2. Delia Gay. 

3. William Gay. Married Miss Jackson. 

4. Eliza L. Gay. 

5. Powhatan Gay. 

6. Virginia F. Gay. 

7. Boiling Gay, C. S. Army; d. at Camp Douglas, April, 

1865. 
Children of Elizabeth Gay. wife of Edward Bentley : 

1. Elizabeth Gay Bentley. ]\Iarried Daniel Harris. 

2. William Field Bentley. Married Sarah Dupree. 

3. Fanny Trent Bentley. Married William Houston. 



328 SOME PROMINENT 

4. Efford Boiling Bentley. Married Lucy Chamberlayne. 

5. John Gay Bentley. Married Judith Thompson. 

6. Maria Buchanan Bentley. Married Daniel B. Friend. 

7. Alex. Willis Bentley, M. D. Married Miss Peters. 

8. Lavinia Bentley. Married Mr. William Eoper. 
Children of William Gay : 

1. William Gay. Married Sarah Bruce. 

2. ISTeil B. Gay. Married Mary Bunn. 

3. Martha Gay. Married Mr. Perkins. 

4. Pocahontas V. Gay. 

5. Ann Caroline Gay. 

Children of Sally Gay and James B. Ferguson : 

1. Judith Gay Ferguson. Married J. A. Carr. 

2. Pocahontas Ferguson. Married M. Vauglian. 

3. James B. Ferguson. Married Emma C. Henry, daughter 

of Col. John Henry and granddaughter of Patrick 
Henry, the great orator of Virginia. 

4. Mary Frances Ferguson. 

5. William Gay Ferguson. Married Margaret Bruce, nee 

Pickett. 
Children of Edward S. Gay: 

1. Matoaca Gay, a distinguished society writer, under the 

nom de plume, "Bric-a-Brac."' 

2. Louise Gay. Married Eol)ert C. White. 

3. Edward S. Gay. Married Sarah Ewell. 

4. Caroline Gay. Married Charles P. Winston. 

5. Minnie W". Gay. 

Children of Mary B. Gay, wife of Gideon A. Strange : 

1. Charles AYindham Strange, C. S. Army, killed in battle. 

2. Henry Erskin Strange. 

3. Frances B. Strange. Married (1875) E. H. Catlette. 

4. Lizzie E. Strange. 

5. William Strange. 

6. Agatha Estelle Strange. 

7. Caroline Scott Strange. ]\[arried William M. Allen. 
Children of Eolfe Eldridge and Mary, nee Moseley : 

1. Susanna Eldridge. Married Dr. James Austin. 

2. Lucv Eldridge. Married Eev. James Fitzgerald. 



VIRGINIA l'\ MIIJEH 329 

3. Elizabeth Eld ridge. :Marrie(l B. Austin. 

4. Delia Eldridge. Married Kobert Kiiu-aid Irvine, N'irginia 

Senator and Clerk of Bvickinghain Co.. Va. 

5. A\'illiani p]ldridg(>. ^fan-ied ^^iss Xixon. 

6. .Mildred Kidder Eldridge. Married Win. M. Cabell. 

7. Benj. Eldridge. Married Elizabeth Perkins. 

8. Jolin Eldridge. IMarried Sarah Moseley. 

9. Frances Eldridge. Mari'ied Samuel A. (Jlover. 
Children of Susan Eldridge and .Mr. Weber: 

1. Thomas AVeber. Married ^lary Ayers. 

2. Courtenay T. Weber. Alari-ied John Williams. 
Children of Boiling Branch and Rebecca, nee Graves : 

1. AFary Susan Branch. ]\rarried John AV. AVylie; meml^er 

of State C*ouncil and Governor of \"irginia. 

2. William Branch. 

3. Sally Branch. ]\Iarried Edward Gregg. 
Children of Mathew Branch and Afartha, nee Cox: 

1. Polly Branch. ^larried Thomas May. 
Children of James B. Ferguson, who married, first, Jane Boil- 
ing, born Payne ; second, Sally Gay : 

1. Jane Elvira Ferguson. Alarried Peachy R. Grattan, re- 
porter of the Court of Appeals. For the other children, 
see Sally, nee Gay's children. 
Children of Elizabeth Murray and Edward Yates: 

1. M. Yates. Married E. Hamlin. 

2. Elizabeth Yates. 

Children of Margaret or Xancy ^furray and William Gordon : 
1. Xancy Gordon. ^Married Henry Embrey Coleman, Senator 
from Virginia. 
Children of Peggy Gordon, who married, first, William Knox; 
second, Grief Green : 

1. Mary Ann Knox. Alarried Dr. Thomas Goode. 

2. Sophia Knox. Married John Buford. 

3. John F. 0. Knox. 

4. Henry Green. 

Children of Mary Ann Davies and Fortescue Whittle. Fortes- 
cue Whittle was the first of the name who emigrated to America. 
He came about 1T99 or 1800, with Thomas Addis Emmet and 



330 SOME PROMINENT 

others wlio had been engaged in the Irish troubles under the patriot, 
Eobert Emmet, who was beheaded. Whittle was a Protestant and 
went into business in Norfolk, Ya., with his elder brother, who 
came to Virginia soon after the close of the Eevolutionary War 
in 1783. His son William Conway Whittle, U. S. ISTavy, later of 
the C. S. ISTavy, commanded at 'New Orleans, when the city sur- 
rendered in the Civil War. Issue: 

1. William Conway Whittle, commander U. S. Navy, later 
of C. S. Navy. Married ElizalDeth Sinclair, daughter 
of Com. AV. Sinclair, U. S. Navy. 

3. Fortescue Whittle. 

3. James M. Whittle, member of Virginia Convention, 1850, 

and Senator from Virginia. Married, first, Mary Coles ; 
second, Cornelia L. Skipwith. 

4. Conway D. AVhittle. Married Gilberta Sinclair, daughter 

of Com. William Sinclair, U. S. Navy. 

5. John S. Whittle, surgeon in U. S. Navy. Married, first, 

Jane Patterson ; second, Anne Southgate. 

6. Lewis Neale Whittle. Married Sarah M. Powers. 

7. Stephen Decatur Whittle, Secretary Virginia State Con- 

vention, 1849-50. Married Nannie Taylor, daughter 
of George Taylor and granddaughter of John Taylor, 
of Hazelwood, Caroline County, Va., U. S. Senator 
and author of able works on Agriculture, Political 
Economy, etc., under the nom de plume of '"Orator." 

8. Francis McNeel Whittle, Bishop of the Protestant Epis- 

copal Diocese of Virginia. Married Emily Fairfax. 

9. Powhatan Boiling Whittle, colonel in C. S. Army. 
Children of Buchanan and Cross : 

1. Miss Cross. Married Eobert G-uillee. 
Children of Anne Murray and Dr. Thomas Eobinson : 
1. William Murray Eobinson, b. 1807; d. 1878. Married 

Sarah A. Mills. 
3. Eobert Emmet Eobinson, M. D. Married, first, Adeline 

Dewels, of Philadelphia; second. Indiana Henly; 

third, Virginia E. Stainback. 
3. Powhatan Eobinson. Married Ann Eason. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 331 

Children of ]\[ary ^lurray and George Skipwith : 

1. Eobert Skipwith. Married, first, Jaiic VuAh' Boiling; 

second, Eliza Boiling. 

2. William :\r. Skipwith. 

3. George N. Skipwith, M. D. :\Iarrie(l :\raria L. Brooks. 

4. Cornelia Lotta Skipwith. ^larried James ^\. Whittle. 

5. Thomas Boiling Skipwith. ^Tarried Emma Daviaux. 
Children of AVilliam Murray: 

1. Ecbecca B. Murray. 

2. Matoaca Murray. j\[arried C. L. Gitford, Xewark, X. J. 

3. Nanny L. Murray. Married Dr. J. B. Wyley. 

4. Louisa S. Murray. 

5. Marry Murray, Married Rev. Mr. Tongue. 

6. Cornelia S. Murray. 

7. Gay Bernard ]\Iurray. Married Lewis E. Eawlins. 
Children of x\nne Gordon and Henry E. Coleman : 

1. Elizabeth Ann Coleman. Married Charles Baskerville. 

2. Mary Margaret Coleman. Married Eichard Logan, Senator 

from Virginia. 

3. John Coleman. Married, first, Elizabeth Clark; second, 

]\Iary Love. 

4. Thomas Gordon Coleman, member of the Virginia House 

of Delegates. Married Mary Turner. 

5. Ethelbert Algernon Coleman, M. D. Married, first, Eliza- 

beth Sims; second, Fanny Eagsdale. 

6. Sarah Coleman. Married David Chalmers, member of the 

A'irginia House of Delegates. 

7. Charles Coleman. Married, first, Sarah Eaton; second, 

Alice Sydnor. 



332 



SOME PROMiyENT 



CHAPTER XIII 



HITE, MADISOA^, FOAttAIXE AXD MAUEY FAMILIES. 




HiTE Coat-of-Akms 



THE HITE FAMILY IX AMEEICA. 



In 1710, Haus Josh Heydt, or Yost Hite, as his name is spelled 
in English documents dated at the time of his emigration, a native 
of Alsace, Germany, came from Strasbnrg to New York, with his 
wife, Anna Marie, nee du Bois, and their little girl, Mary. He 
came in his own ships, Brigantine Swift and Schooner Friendship, 
bringing with him sixteen (some say more) Dutch and German 
families, as tenants for lands he expected to settle. 

Hite remained in Kingston, Xew York, until 1715, when he 
came south to Germantown, Penn. In 1717, we find him on the 
Schuylkill Eiver, where he bought lands, and in 1720 built a mill 
at the mouth of Perkiomen Creek, and a dwelling house, which 
is at present the country home of Gov. Samuel Penny23acker. of 



VIRGINIA FA MI LI EH 333 

Peiin.sylvania, and bet-ame a thrifty, eiiterprisiiio- fanner and manu- 
facturer. The mills are now called Pennypaeker's Mills. 

At this time the Indians, ma(hU'ned by the encroachments of 
till' wliites, took revenge by making raids upon the colonists in 
both Pennsylvania and ^faryland, riithlessly murdering settlers 
and destroying property. In 1728, a petition signed by Yost Hite 
and many others, for protection against the Indians was presented 
to Gov. Gordon of Pennsylvania, who ignored the petition and the 
atrocities became more frequent and more cruel. Hite became 
disgusted by the culpable indifference of the government and in- 
augurated a scheme to re-emigrate to the wilds of the then un- 
known Shnandoah Valley, Virginia, and in January, 1T30, sold 
his holdings on the Schuylkill and with his family and followers 
once more turned his footsteps southward. 

In 1730, John Van Meter went to Williamsburg and obtained 
a contract from Gov. Sir William Gooch, for forty thousand acres 
of land in the Shenandoah Valley, and in 1731 sold this contract 
to Yost Hite, which sale was afterwards confirmed by Gov. Gooch, 
and the tract was kno^vn as "Kite's Grant." 

October 31, 1731, Hite took as partner a young Quaker, named 
Robert McKoy, and obtained an order of council for one hundred 
thousand acres of land on the west side of the mountain on con- 
dition he would settle one hundred families on it in two years. 
Afterwards the time for making these settlements was extended to 
Christmas, 1735. 

In the spring of 1731, Yost Hite with sixteen families left York, 
Pa., and crossed the Potomac Eiver at what was called Parkhorse 
Ford, afterwards Mechlenburg, now Shepherd sto\^m, and entered 
the fertile and beautiful, but unexplored Valley of the Shenandoah 
River. He made his first settlement at ISTew ^lechlenburg, just 
one hundred and twenty-five years after the first settlement on 
James River, in 1607. "To Hans Yost Hite, therefore, belongs 
the honor of having planted the first standard of civilization in 
the mountainous region of Virginia." 

- Yost Hite proceeded down the Valley to a place called 1)y the 
natives and traders, "Red Bud,"' on the Opequon Creek ; there he 
located his eldest son, John Hite, who built the first colonial 
stone house in the Valley, just where the turnpike now crosses 
the creek, and called it "Springdale." These settlements were on 



334 SOME PROMINENT 

the west side of the Shenandoah Eiver, hence were in no county, 
as Spottsylvania extended only to the river. The comity of Orange 
was made August, 1734, and "extended to the utmost limits of 
Virginia," to-wit: "from sea to sea." Hite surveyed the land, 
marked out farms, and the old records of Orange County show 
many deeds from him. In June, 1734, an order of council stated, 
"Yost Hite" had complied with the terms of the grant, and had 
settled his land with more than the requisite number of families," 
and directed ]3atents to be issued to him and his assignees, upon 
the surveys then returned to the secretary's office. This same year. 
Lord Fairfax, without making any investigation of Kite's claim, 
entered a general caveat against all orders of councils, deeds, 
patents, entries, etc., issuing from the crown office, for lands lying 
in his proprietary and gave Hite preemptory notice to purchase or 
vacate. 

The first of January, 1736, Hite and McKoy had fifty-four 
families on their one hundred thousand acres of land. Some sur- 
veys were made, which were returned to the secretary's office, in 
due time, but the caveat Avas served before the patents on the sur- 
veys were issued. Lord Fairfax arrived in 1736, and a survey of 
the ISTortliern Neck was made, by which it appeared part of the 
contested lands did lie within the boundary of his priprietary. 
This condition of affairs gave rise to certain petitions made to the 
governor and council, who confirmed the Fairfax surveys on ex- 
press condition he establish all the grants made by the crown, and, 
December 31, 1738, an order Avas issued to that effect. Lord Fair- 
fax gave his word the deeds should be made to the grantees under 
the crown, particular mention being made of Hite and his asso- 
ciates, who had threatened to remove to some other part of the 
coimtry. This promise was to be redeemed, as soon as Lord Fairfax 
could open his office, thereupon Hite withdrew twenty-seven sur- 
veys and fees from the secretary's office, and lodged them Avith the 
proprietor for patents, and the claimants remained on the lands. 
Lord Fairfax opened his land office, and then refused to give the 
promised patents to Hite and his associates, and even conveyed 
part of the land to others. Hite and parties now filed a bill 
against Fairfax and those claiming under him, setting forth all 
the facts and prayed his Lordship be decreed to make the deeds 
to the plaintiff's for the surveyed lands, etc., etc. On October 13, 



VIROINIA FAMILIES 335 

1769, the court decreed tliat Hite and ^fcKoy were entitled to the 
lands surveyed Ijefore Christmas, 1735, for which patents had lieen 
issued before August 11, 1745, and that Fairfax must issue deeds 
for said lands, and appoint a connnittee to examine and state a 
memorial for all such surveys claimed by the plaintiffs, and that 
his lordship deliver the said commissioners all the original surveys 
lodged in his office, by Robert Cxreen, Gent., deceased. 

Thomas ^Marshall and other commissioners reported tweuty-sevcn 
surveys, containing forty-seven thousand two hundred and seventy- 
eight acres, showing the Van ]\[eter claim more than satisfied. 
In 1771 there was a final decree, which gave Hite forty thousand 
of the Van dieter claim and to Hite and McKoy fifty-four 
thousand acres of the one hundred thousand acres in the order of 
October 21, 1731. Lord Fairfax appealed to the King in council, 
but never prosecuted the case. Hite and others appealed fi'om 
parts of the decree, which confirmed grants made by Fairfax since 
the commencement of the case. This went to the Court of Appeals 
of Virginia. Fairfax died in 1781. Gabriel Jones was one of his 
executors. Randolph argued the case in Appellate Court for Hite 
et ah., Baker for Appellees, John Taylor for Hite et ah., ^farshall 
for tenants. 

The Appellate court gave Hite all he asked, with rents of the land 
from January, 1749-50, and costs. Fairfax was a '"Eoyal pet,'^ 
and it was almost as daring in Hite to enter suit against him, as 
it was to go into the wilderness of the Shenandoah Valley to 
settle, for the influence of Lord Fairfax, with the King and the 
Colonial government, was quite equal to that of any other man 
in this country at that time. The suit was delayed fifty years, 
both contestants were dead, foreign influence was lessened and 
courts were learning to act independently and according to the 
merits of the case. (Reference 4 Col. Va. Reports, 42, 83.) 

Of Yost Hite's private life there is but little known. He was 
honest and taciturn, and his public career marks him as a leader 
among men, possessing good judgment, fine executive ability, and 
indomitable will. Obstacles only aroused his ardor, and he feared 
no man; he also must have had large means at his command. His 
wife, Anna Maria du Bois, was of Huguenot extraction. Among 
the descendants of her son, Isaac, there is a tradition that at the 
time of her marriasje, neither she nor her bridegroom understood 



336 SOME PROMINENT 

more than a few words of their respective languages. 'Tis said, 
"Cupid laughs at bars/' but in this instance he laughed at words, 
for there was no difficulty about the courtship; all went smoothly 
until the question of a marriage settlement by Yost on his bride 
arose, then papa du Bois was determined there should he no mis- 
take. They were married in Germany and emigrated in 1710, 
bringing one little daughter with them. While living at Kingston, 
ISTew York, the baptism of two others were recorded. Yost Hite 
made his will in 1T5T and died in Frederick Co., Va., in 1760. 

Family Eecord. 

Yost Hite died 1760, Anna :\Iaria du Bois died 1736. They 
were married in Germany. Issue : 

I. Mary Hite, b. in Germany. Married George Bowman. 
II. Elizabeth Hite, baptized in Kingston, X. Y., Nov. 4, 
1711. Married Paul Froman, of New Jersey. 
III. Magdelene Hite, baptized in Kingston, N. Y., Sept. 13, 

1713. Married Jacob Chinmann. 
IV. John Hite, d. 1792. Married Zara Eltinge, daughter of 

Coi'nelius Eltinge and Eebecca, nee Van Meter. 
V. Jacob Hite. Married Catherine O'Bannon, in Ireland. 
She died and he married second, Frances (Madison) 
Beale, widow of Col. Tavener Beale and daughter of 
Col. Ambrose Madison and Frances, nee Taylor, of 
Orange Co., Va. 
VI. Isaac Hite, b. 1723; d. 1795. Married (1745) Eleanor 
Eltinge, daughter of Cornelius Eltinge and Eebecca 
Van Meter. 
VII. Abraham Hite, b. May 10, 1729 ; d. Jan. 17, 1790. Mar- 
ried (Dec. 3, 1751) Eebecca Van Meter, daughter of 
Isaac Van Meter and Annetjie, nee Wpicoop, of 
Hampshire Co., Va. 

VIII. Joseph Hite, ]). 1729. Married Elizabeth . Issue 

four children, ^Joseph Hite, Jr., b. 1761, -John Hite, 
=*William Hite, and *Ann Hite. 
I. Mary Hite, the eldest child of Yost Hite, born in Germany, 
d. in A^irginia. Married (in Pennsylvania, about 1731) George 
BoM'man and accompanied her fatlier when he entered the Shen- 
andoah Valley. They were given a homestead not far from her 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 337 

fatlier, in what is now Shenandoah County, on Cedar Creek 
Here, some years later, they built a suljstantial brick house, which 
is still standing;. Their eldest child was the first white child bom 
in the Valley. Several of their sons were soldiers of rank and 
importance, one was with Geu'l S. I\. Clarke in the Illinois cam- 
paign, and another was Colonel in the 8th Va. German Regiment in 
the Revolution . Some of his other sons became prominent in civil 
life in Virginia and Kentucky, where most of them removed. 
Issue : 

1. John George Bowman. 1). April 27, 1732; d. young. 

2. John Jacob Bowman, b. Dec. 2, 1733. 

3. Emma ]\Iaria Bowman, b. Xov. 9, 1735. 

4. Elizabeth Bowman, b. March 18, 1737. 

5. Johannes Bo\nnan, b. Dec. 19, 1738. 
G. Sarah Bowman, b. Felx 9, 1741. 

7. Eegina Bowman, 1). Jan. 13, 1743. 

8. Rebecca Bowman, b. March 23, 1745. 

9. George Bowman, b. March 24, 1747. 

10. Abraham Bowman, 1). Oct. 16, 1749. 

11. Joseph Bo^nnan, b. March 8, 1752. 

12. Catherine Bowman, b. ISTov. 17, 1754. 

13. Isaac Bowman, b. April 24, 1757. 

I I. Elizabeth Hite, second daughter of Yost Hite, married 
Paul Froman, a Quaker, who belonged to the well known Fro- 
man family of Xew Jersey. For some years they remained in the 
Shenandoah Valley, but finally removed to Kentucky, where they 
died, leaving a large family. 

III. ]\Iagdelene Hite, third daughter of Yost Hite, like her 
two older sisters, married before she came to Virginia. Her 
liusband, Jacob Chrismann, was a German and came to America 
from Swabia. They also settled near Yost Hite and their home 
l)ecame known as Chrismann Spring, where they died, leaving a 
large family of children. 

IV. John Hite, eldest son of Yost Hite and Anna Maria du 
Bois, was born about 1715. He was a man of unusual cultivation 
for his times, wrote a good hand and became very successful as a 
l»usiness man, possessing much of his fathers energy and execu- 
tive ability. He was given lands on Opequon Creek, at a place 



338 SOME PROMINENT 

called by the traders and natives, "Eed Bud." In 1753, he built 
the colonial stone dwelling still m good repair, at the point where 
the Valley turnpike now crosses the creek, and called it "Spring- 
dale." The date, with the builder's initials, "J. H.," is cut on a 
dressed stone in the front of the house. In 1787, he built the first 
brick house in the Valley; it stands at the northern side of jSTew- 
town, now Stephen's City, and is still in good repair. Two years 
later he built the first merchant mill in the Valley. (Eeference, 
Kercheval's "History of the Shenandoah Valley.") Col. John 
Hite was vestryman in Christ Episcopal Church in Winchester, 
Va., in 1752. Captain in charge of a precinct and member of a 
"Council of War," 1744; Colonel in the French and Indian war. 
1756, and Justice of the Commonwealth of A^irginia, 1756. He 
evidently took a warm interest in the affairs of church and state, 
and soon became prominent in all public movements. Schmidt, in 
his "History of the German Element in Maryland and Virginia," 
speaks of him as "Col. John Hite, son of Yost Hite, distinguished 
for his bravery in the Indians Wars," p. 82. Col. John Hite mar- 
ried Zara or Sara Eltinge, daughter of Cornelius Eltinge and 
Eebecca (Van Meter) Eltinge, in Maryland. Issue : 

1. Anna Maria Hite, b. Dec. 25, 1738. 

2. Eebecca Hite, b. 1740. Married Maj. Charles Smith. 

3. Margaret Hite, b. ; d. 1770. Married Isaac Brown. 

4. Elizabeth Hite, b. ; d. 1812. Married, first, Maj. 

Hughes; second, Eev. Elijah Phelps. 

5. John Hite, b. June 28, 1751: d. June 21, 1808. Married, 

first, Susanna Smith ; second, Cornelia Eeagan. 

2. Eebecca Hite, daughter of Col. John Hite, of "Springdale," 
married Capt. Charles Smith, first o^^aier of the site of "Berry- 
ville" (then "Battletown"), Clarke Co., Va., and ensign under 
Col. George Washington, in Braddock's Avar, losing a hand at 
"Great Meadows." Their daughter, Sara Smith, married Lieut. 
Philip Eastin, who served as an officer in the Eevolutionary War 
in the 4th and 8th Va. Eegiment, Continental line. Their 
daughter : 

Mahala Eastin married Maj. Elisha English, a prominent citizen 
of Indiana; a member of the Legislature for twenty years and 
U. S. Marshal in 1860. Their- only child, William Heyden 
English, was distinguished as statesman, historian and financier, 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 339 

Speaker of the Indiana House of Repriisentatives, merabci- of 
Cono-ross, and, in 1880, wns candidate on the National Democratic 
ticket with Hancock, for Vice-President of the United States. 
Judge William H. Enolish married Emma E. .lackson, of A'ir- 
ginia. Their son, Hon. William Eastin English, ex-member of the 
Legislature, ex-member of Congress, served in the Spanisli- 
American War, with credit, on Gen'I Wheeler's staff, in tlie 
Santiago campaign. Capt. English never drew any pay, and after 
the close of the war a cheque for the amount due him was sent by 
the government; he returned the cheque saying, "I served my 
country, for my country's sake, not for money." The amount was 
turned into the United States treasury and became part of its 
miscellaneous receipts. This is said to be the only instance of the 
kind on record, excepting that of Gen'I Washington, who never 
received \y<\\ for his services. Capt. English married Helen Orr. 
They have one child. Eosalind Orr English, aged two years and a 
half, August, 1905. 

3. Margaret Hite, daughter of Col. John Hite, of ''Spring- 
dale," married Isaac Brown, b. March 4, 1746, in Frederick County, 
Va., son of Daniel Brown and Susanna, nee Oldham. Daniel 
Brown was a minister of the Society of Friends. He came to 
Frederick Co., Va., from Chester Co., Pa., in 1774. His great- 
grandfather. AVilliam Clayton, had been President of the Council 
and acting Governor of the Colony. 

It was at the house of Isaac Brown that the Friends exiled l)y 
Gen'I Washington, from Philadelphia, during the Eevolution, were 
entertained. Their life in Virginia has been described in a very 
interesting way in a Journal called, "Friends Exiled in Virginia." 
The exact date of Margaret Hite's marriage is not known, but 
as Isaac Brown was diso\\aied in 1770 by the Friends' meeting for 
marrying out of the Society, it is probable the marriage took 
place that year or in 1769, as Friends were very prompt in those 
days in punishing violations of the "Discipline."' Margaret died 
at the birth of her only child, John Brown, b. 1771 ; d. 1840. He 
was an extensive landholder, and at one time, a man of large 
means, but towards the end of his life he met heavy losses. He 
married Elizabeth Eichardson, daughter of Bichard and Mary 
(Pierpont) Eichardson. of ^faryland. 

Elizal)etli Eichardson's ancestors are amono- the earliest Puritan 



340 SOME PROMINENT 

and Quaker settlers of Maryland. They came with the Chews, 
Coles, Thomases, Ewens, Sparrows, Hntchens and Pierponts. 
Some of her immediate ancestors were prominent men in the early 
history of the Colony. Among them was William Eichardson, a 
leading citizen of Anne Arundel Co., for many years a member 
of the General Assembly. He came to Maryland with Maj. Eichard 
Ewen, before 1650. He was Major in the forces of the Colony; 
Speaker of the Assembly several tmies; member of the Council, 
and one of the "High Commissioners," to govern Maryland under 
Protector Cromwell. Maj. Ewen was one of the first to take up 
land on the Patapsco Eiver. On j^ovember 19, 20, 21. and 22, 
165.5, Lord Baltimore, Surveyor General, laid out tracts of land 
on the Patapsco Eiver for several persons, including Maj. Ewen 
and Thomas Sparrow, also an ancestor of Elizabeth Eichardson. 
The land taken up by Thomas Sparrow has since been loiown as 
"Sparrow's Point." John Chew and his son, Samuel Chew, were 
also members of the General Assembly and among the most promi- 
nent men in the Colony. Both left large estates for their day. 

Lieut. Thomas came to Maryland in 1650. Originally he was a 
Puritan, but he afterwards (as did a nimiber of other Puritans) 
became a Friend. Lieut. Chew was also one of the High Com- 
missioners under Protector Cromwell. Lieut. Thomas was at the 
battle of Severn, on the side of the Puritans, and was member of 
the Court Martial, held after the battle, that condemned Governor 
Stone and others to death. 

Dr. Thomas Wynn, the friend and companion of the good 
William Penn, came with him to Pennsylvania in the Welcome, 
and was Speaker in the first three assemblies held in Pennsylvania. 

John and Elizabeth (Eichardson) BroAvn, had six children, viz. : 
^Mary, -Sarah and ^Margaret, who never married; *Eebecca, mar- 
ried, but left no children; ^Elizabeth and *'Eichard. 

"Elizabeth Bro^vn married George Sharp. He was the son of 
Samuel and ]\Iartha Sharp, who came to Frederick Co., Va., from 
Chester Co., Pa. George Sharp's ancestor, John Sharp, came to 
Pennsylvania in 1711. He brought a certificate which he presented 
to the Kenneth University meeting in Chester Co., "from ye 
Kingdom of Ireland." It is said he came originally from York- 
shire, England. 

Alpheus P. Sharp, son of George and Elizabeth (Brown) 



VIRGiyiA FAMILIES 341 

Sluii']!. was the foiiiKlcr of tlu' linn n\' Sliarp & Dohnie, of Balti- 
more, lit' was l)t)rn Aii*;ust 5, liS-^4, and married (January, 1.S51) 
Anna Mathews, dautihter of Joshua an<l Mary ^Fathews, of Balti- 
more. Their son, George ^lathews Sharp, also of Baltimore City, 
graduated from Yale Law Class in 1SS5 and received the honorary 
degree of blaster of Arts from Yale University in 1889. From 
1889 to 189!) he was a lecturer in the Yale Law School, and in 
1891 and '!)5, in the Law School of the University of George- 
town. In 1897 he was elected one of the Judges of the Supreme 
Court of Baltimore City. Judge Sharp was one of the original 
mendiers of the "American Bar Association,"* and has been for a 
numlxM- of years Chairman of the ""Committee on Education and 
Admissions to the Bar." 

Eichard Brown, son of John and Elizabeth (Kichardson) Brown, 
married Elizabeth Murphy and had six children, viz. : ^Elizabeth, 
-Alice, •■^Eebecca, ■'Eichard, °John and ^Charles. 

Note. — While the Philadelphia Friends were exiled in Virginia 
in ITTT, they planted an orchard on the farm of Isaac Browai, who 
entertained them so hospitably. This orchard is still bearing 
(1905). 

5. John Hite. Jr., only son of Col. John Hite, of "Spring- 
dale," w-as b. June "28, 1751; d. June 12, 1808. Married, first, 
Susanna Smith; second, Cornelia Eeagau. For some years he 
lived near his father and was interested in the mill built in 1T88. 
In 1773 he and his sister, then the widow Hughes, became con- 
verts to ^lethodism and built the first ^Methodist meeting-house 
in the Valley, with their own means. The Methodists then, as now, 
were aljolitionists, so John Hite, Jr., in conformity to the rules 
of the church, set his servants free and settled them near his own 
home. In a short time they became idle and improvident and 
many of them vagrants, so he was compelled to take them back to 
his plantation and assume control of them. Some time later he 
removed to Massanutten Spring, in Eockingham County, where 
he bought land and built a mill and a store. He was the father 
of a large family, all of whom removed further west, most of 
them settling on the Ohio Eiver. 

John Hite married, first, Susanna Smith: secondly, Cornelia 
Eeagan and died in Eockingham County in 1805. His son, Jacob, 



342 SOME PROMINENT 

b. 1T78 in Frederick Co., Va., established himself first in Eock- 
ino'ham as a merchant, then removed to North Carolina. Here 
he met and married ]\Iiss Sally Scales, daughter of Maj. Nathaniel 
Scales, Avho, in 1805, removed from North Carolina and established 
himself on the Ohio Eiver. He purchased a farm from Frederick 
Bushring, which is at present the site of the City of Huntington. 
]\Iaj. Nathaniel Scales had four daughters, who married, respective- 
ly, Col.. William Buffington, Bishop Thomas A. Morris of the 
Methodist Church, Dr. Benj. Brown of King William Co., and 
Jacob Hite. 

IMr. and Mrs. Hite made their home near Guyandotte on the 
Ohio Eiver in Cabell County. AVhile in North Carolina their 
eldest daughter was born. In 1801 she married John Laidley, son 
of Thomas Laidley (or Laidlaw as the name is spelled and called 
in Scotland), who came to Philadelphia in 1774, and took part 
in the Eevolution on the side of the colonists. After the war 
closed he settled on the Monongahela Eiver at Morganstown and 
was a delegate to the Virginia Convention of 1779. His son, John, 
read law under his brother, James Laidley in Parkersburg. In 
the War of 1812 he joined a battery at Norfolk, and when the war 
closed made his home in Cabell County, where he practiced law 
until his death, 1863. His home in Huntington is still owned 
hy his daughter Helen. John Laidley married Mary Scales Hite, 
in 1801, and had a large family of children. His only living son 
is William Sydney Laidley, who lives in Charleston, Kanawha 
Co. He was licensed to practice law in 1866 and for many years 
has l)een prominent in his profession. He was a member of the 
House of Delegates from Kanawha Co. in 1872 and '73, and has 
at all times taken deepest interest in the public affairs of his 
city, county and state. He is editor of the West Virginia Histori- 
cal Magazine, and by his intelligent researches, has added much 
valuable information regarding the first settlements and settlers 
of Ijoth Virginia and West Virginia. 

It is a little singular that the site of Huntington has been OAvned 
by three mutual ancestors of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. S. Laidley: first, 
Maj. Nathaniel Scales, second, by Mr. Frederick Bushring, third, 
Mr. John Laidley, whose daughter owns the old home in the city 
still. This ]\Ir. Frederick Bushring, when a young man, came from 
Germany to Baltimore in search of the fickle goddess Fortune. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 343 

At ^[r. Frederick Konip's he met Frances Eleanor Dannenburg, 
a niece of their host, just retui'm'd from the ^[oravian school for 
girls, at Bethlehem, Pa. They were married and made their home 
in Guyandotte. In 1834, ^fr. Bushring purchased a farm from 
Maj. Nathaniel Scales, now the site of Huntington. Anna Maria 
Bushring, the eldest daughter of ^Nfr. Bushring, married James 
]\radison Laidley. Their second daughter married Judge James 
H. Brown. These are the parents of William Sydney Laidley 
and Virginia Brown, who were married in Charleston, Kanawha 
Co., W. Va., Sept. 23, 1869. Issue : 

1. Mary Louise Laidley, b. July 28, 1870. Married (1898) 

Henry Bradford Clarkson. 

2. Virginia Amacetta Laidley. b. Dec. 1, 1872. Married Mr. 

H. W. Goodwin. He died 1903. 

3. Theodore Bushring Laidley, b. Jan. 24. 1884: d. May 

20, 1900. 

4. Lucy Brown Laidley, b. Oct. 1, 1878. Married Joseph 

Lane Stern, 1904. Issue, one daughter. 
.5. Madelin Dannenburg Laidley, b. June 2, 1883. 

6. William Sydney Laidley, b. Oct. 20, 1886. 

7. Janet Scales Hite Laidley, b. Oct. 5, 1890. 

8. Douglas Scales Hite Laidley, b. : d. in infancy. 

IV. Abraham Hite, fourth son of Hans Yost Hite and Anna 
^[aria, nee du Bois, was b. May 10, 1729 in Pennsylvania on the 
Perkiomen Creek. He was only two years old when brought to 
Virginia. Xothing more of him is known until he settled on the 
South Branch (called by the Indians, Gerando) of the Shenan- 
doah river, in Hampshire County, and December 3, 1751, married 
Eebecca Van Meter, a daughter of Isaac and Annetjie (Wynkoop) 
Van Meter. He owned much land, was an active farmer, but 
like his older brothers, looked well to the civil concerns of his 
country. He represented Hampshire County in the House of 
Burgesses from 1769 to 1774. He was also in the State Conven- 
tion of 1776. With James Wood he became surety for Maj. 
Charles Simmes, ISTovember, 1776, for fourteen thousand eight 
hundred English pounds, bount}^ money, to raise a battalion. He 
and his son, Lieut. George Hite, were members of the Cincinnati. 
May 20, 1904, there was unveiled at Williamsburg, Va., a granite 
boulder in memory of events which happened in the old capital. 



344 SOME PROMINENT 

Oil the rear of the monument is the list of the members of the 
House of Burgesses, who at Ealeigh Tavern, May 18, 1769, May 
27, 1774, and August, 1774, entered into an association against 
the importation or purchase of British manufactures. Among the 
names are found, Pliilip Ludwell Grynies, Wilson Miles Gary, 
Peyton Eandolph, John Walker, Thomas Walker, Abram Hite, 
Sr., John Hite, Jr., and David Meade. At a court held at 
Annapolis, Md., for Berkeley Co., April 21, 1778, the "Gentlemen 
Justices present were, William Patterson, James Monroe, Thomas 
Hite." At this same court Thomas Hite and others applied for 
permission "to inoculate their families for smallpox in their own 
houses." Some years later Capt. Abraham Hite, Sr., removed to 
Kentucky and died there. His wife outlived him nineteen years. 

Bible Eecord. 

Abraham Hite, b. May 10, 1729; d. Jan. 17, 1790. Married 
(Dec. 2, 1751) Eebecca Van Meter, daughter of Isaac and Amietjie 
(Wynkoop) Van Meter. Issue: 

1. Isaac Hite, b. March 24, 1753 ; d. Feb. 22, 1794. 

2. Abraham Hite. Jr., b. Oct. 25. 1755; d. July 12, 1832. 

3. Joseph Hite, b. Oct. 5, 1757;. d. Feb. 15, 1831. 

4. George Henry Hite, b. March 18, 1761 ; d. Aug. 28, 1764. 

VIII. Joseph Hite, Sr., son of A^ost Hite and Anna Maria, nee 
du Bois, b. 1731; d. 1757. Married Elizabeth . Issue; 

1. Joseph Hite, Jr., b. 1753. 

2. John Hite, b. 1754. 

3. William Hite, b. 1756 ; d. 1828. 

4. Ann Hite, b. 1757. Married Thomas Cartmel. 

II. Jacob Hite, b. 171—; d. 1778, second son of Yost Hite 
and Anna Maria, nee du Bois, came to the Shenandoah Valley 
with his father in 1731. He was an impulsive, energetic man, 
much interested in county and church aifairs. He was justice of 
the peace and a member of the first Church of England Vestry 
(1764) which was formed in the Valley. His father found him 
an active and intelligent coadjutor in securing settlers for the 
lands he had taken up, on condition it could lie settled in such 
a length of time. He sent Jacob Hite in the Brigantine Sivift to 
Ireland (some say more than once), for the purpose of inducing 
thrifty families to emigrate. 



VIRO/MA /• 1 l///JA',vr 345 

A desccMidaiit of oik' of tliese Irish emigrants, named John 
Carson, was in Maj. Isaac Hite's cniploynient for many years and 
after the Major's deatli, lived witii Afr. ,1. S. B. Davidson, a son- 
in-law of MaJ. Hite. He often told of liis grandfather's emigra- 
tion with Jacob Hite and seemed to thiidv his own dignity mucli 
enlianced hy the fact. Jolui Carson never married and died about 
1850. A more boiicst. industrious and faitliful eni])loyee never 
lived. ^Ir. Davidson was a lawyer, and represented Ids comity in 
the Legislature a nund^er of years, consequently was much from 
liome. Wlien absent everything was entrusted to John's care. He 
supervised overseer as well as servants. Mr. Davidson placed 
implicit confidence in him and he never failed him. 

Jacob Hite owned an interest in. the Sirift and speaks of it in 
his will which was ])robated in Berkeley County. In one of his 
expeditions to Ireland he met and married, in Dublin, Catherine 
O'Bannon, who died leaving him with five children. He married 
a second time, Fanny Madison, widow of Col. Tavener Beale, and 
daughter of Ambrose ^ladison and Frances Taylor, of Alontpelier. 

Jacob Hite built for himself a home at Lee Town in Jefferson 
County, W. Ya., and soon became a successful farmer and business 
man. Family tradition agrees for the most part with history as 
to the later occurrences of his life. In his "History of the Valley," 
Kercheval says, '"An animated contest now took place between Gen'l 
Adam Stephen and Jacob Hite, Esq., in relation to the fixing of 
the seat of justice in this county. Hite contended for the location 
thereof on his own land, at what is called Leetown, Stephen advo- 
cated ^lartinsburg. Ste])hen prevailed, and Hite was so disgusted 
and dissatisfied, he got rid of his handsome estates in Berkeley 
and Jeft'erson Counties, and removed to the frontier of South Caro- 
lina." The estates spoken of by Kercheval were given to his chil- 
dren by his first wife, Catherine O'Bannon. The deeds to his son, 
Thomas, who married Fanny Madison Beale, and to his daughter, 
Elizabeth, who married Tavener Beale, Jr., are still on record. His 
only son by his last wife, George, he entered at William and Alary 
College in Williamsburg, and Jacob O'Bannon, his youngest son 
by his first wife, with the two little girls, Eleanor and Susan, 
accompanied him and his wife to their new home in Carolina. 

An Englishman by the name of Pearis had preceded him and 
obtained a grant from the colonial government for ten thousand 



346 SOME PROMINENT 

acres of land, which hicludecl the present site of Greenville, S. C. 
Mr. Hite bought part of this land and built a dwelling house, etc., 
and established a trading station, about 1774 or '75, and dealt 
largely with the Cherokee and Seminole Indians. He soon be- 
came very popular and for two or three years all went well; then 
mischief was made between him and the red men. Some say this 
was done by an unsatisfactory clerk, whom Mr. Hite had dis- 
charged; others think Pearis, who was an English Tory, incited 
the Indians against him, because he espoused the cause of the 
colonists. Be that as it may, the result was the brutal massacre 
of ]\Ir. Hite, his wife and children, excepting the next to the 
youngest child and those in Virginia. Again I quote from Ker- 
cheval, "The evening before the massacre an Indian squaw, who 
was nuich attached to Mrs. Hite, warned her of the impending 
danger, and she immediately communicated the intelligence to 
her husband, but he would not believe it. The next morning, 
Avhen too late for an escape, a party of Indians came aniied and 
painted in their war dress, etc., etc." The house was burned and 
all murdered excepting the little Eleanor, who was saved by a 
squaw, supposed to be the one who had warned Mrs. Hite. The 
band of Indians were said to belong to the Seminole Indians, and 
they left at once for Pensacola, Florida, taking with them the 
little girl and some of the colored servants. 

Kercheval says two little girls were carried, away, but it is a 
mistake. Aunt Hanna, a colored woman who witnessed the 
massacre, said one; and the daughter of the gentleman, whom Mr. 
Kercheval gives as his authority, said one, and added, her name was 
Eleanor. Tradition also says, the charred bones of all the family 
were found in the ruins of the house, excepting those of the little 
Eleanor. 

George Hite, the son at college, and Tavener Beale, Jr., the son 
of j\Irs. Hite by her first marriage, went at once to the scene of 
the tragedy, but failed to identify the perpetrators of the murders 
or to find any clue to the fate of Eleanor; so they returned to 
Virginia, bringing with them some colored servants who still 
lingered about their home. George, however, could not rest con- 
tented without making further efforts to find his sister, and years 
after everyone had despaired of hearing of her again, he continued 



Mli'fUXIA FAMILIES 347 

his I't'si-aivlu'S, and liiiallv was ri'\vanlc(|. lie traced lioi' to Ponsa- 
cola. wlicrc slic liad hccii carried hy the squaw and sold to the 
wife of an Eiii>lish ottieer, who, liavinf;: no cdiildroii of her own. 
ado]itod lior. AVhcji her brother found her, he wished her to return 
witli liiiii to \'ii;iiinia : hut slie and lier adopted ])arents were so 
iniuli attaclied to each other tliev refused to be separated; so she 
leniained with them, until her death, which occurred some years 
later, of consumption, some said in Pensacola, others in England. 
I'eport said she possessed in a large degree the ti'aditional blonde 
beauty of the Hites. 

The colored servants whom Capt. George Hite and Tavener 
Beale. Jr., brought l)ack when they returned from their first 
fruitless investigation, were to them painful reminders of the 
terrible past; so other members of the family took them. Maj. 
Isaac Hite bought a woman and her baby boy, who was half 
Indian. Aunt Hannah lived till 1826. Her boy grew up a very 
eccentric character and figured on the plantation as "Indian 
Harry." He could never be civilized, but kept to himself; was 
always taciturn and refused to do anything except help in the 
kitchen, where his mother was assistant cook. From the time the 
boy was twelve or thirteen years old he would disappear the first 
warm weather in spring and be seen no more till snow came. 
Then he would suddenly and silently appear in the kitchen and 
take up his position in the comer of the large iireplace, on a seat 
the other servants dared not take when he was about. He con- 
descended sometimes, to bring wood and water, peel potatoes, or 
pick fowls. AVhen about forty years old, he disappeared in the 
spring and returned no more. He was very passionate and some 
of the servants were not a little afraid of him. Some said, "He 
was conjured himself and might conjure others." His master 
thought him irresponsible, but harmless, so pennitted him to come 
and go and do as he pleased. 

In 1836 Dr. J. Hite Baldwin, surgeon in the U. S. Army, was 
stationed at Pensacola, Florida. He found a number of the 
descendants of the colored servants who were carried to Florida 
from Xorth Carolina at the time of the Hite tragedy and were 
then still called "Hite's negroes." They had a large admixture 
of Indian blood, and were considered a "bad lot," being more dis- 
honest, thriftless and brutal than the full blooded Indian. 



348 SOME PROMINENT 

The children of Jacob Hite and his first wife, Catherine O'Ban- 
non, of Dublin, Ireland, were : 

1. John Hite. d. 1777. Married Sarah . 

2. Thomas Hite, b. Sept. 13, 1750; d. 1776. Married (Xov. 

10, 1772) Frances Madison Beale, b. Oct. 1, 1749, 
daughter of his stepmother, Mrs. Frances Beale, nee 
Madison, by her first marriage. 

3. Jacob O'Bannon Hite, killed by Indians, 1778. 

-i. Mary Hite. Married, first, the Eev. ^N'athaniel Manning ; 
second, the Eev. Mr. Busby. 

5. Elizabeth Hite. Married Tavener Beale, Jr., son of her 

stepmother, Mrs. Frances Beale. nee Madison, l)y her 
first marriage : 
Jacob Hite married a second time. Mrs. Fanny (Madison) Beale, 
widow of Tavener Beale, Sr., and daughter of Col. Ambrose Madi- 
son and Frances, nee Taylor, of Montpelier, Orange County, Va. 
Issue by second marriage : 

6. George Hite, at college in 1778. 

7. Eleanor Hite, carried to Pensacola, 1778. 

8. Susan Hite, killed by Indians, 1778. 

1. John Hite, eldest child of Jacob Hite, Sr., and Catherine 
O'Bannon, his first wife; lived in Winchester, Ya. Married 

Sarah ; d. 1777. Issue, three daughters, all remarkable 

for their beauty, intelligence and accomplishments. They were : 

a. Mary Hite. Married (May 25, 1797) Edward Gault. 

b. Sarah Hite. Married (Jan. 14, 1794) Alexander Pelt 

Buchanan. 

c. Catherine Hite. Married (April 20, 1793) Theodoric Lee. 

He was borai 1766 : d. 1849 and was the son of Henry 
Lee, a great-grandson of Col. Eichard Lee, the emigrant. 
Issue, five children : 
I. Catherine Hite Lee. Married Samuel Purviann Walker, 
a successful merchant of Baltmiore. Later they lived 
in Washington, D. C Issue, thirteen children : 
^William McCreery Walker, -Samuel Perviann Walker, 
•'Sara]i C^atherine Walker, ^Frances Caroline Walker, 
Muliana Gales Walker, "^Jane Josephine Walker, 'John 
Hite Walker, *Eosa Lee Walker, ^Theodoric Lee Walker, 
^''Isabella Walker, ^^Letitia McC. Walker, ^ -Emily 
Montoya Walker, ^^Elizabeth AYalker. 



\ I !,'(:/ \l\ IWMII.IEH 349 

'William McC'reery Walker was Lieut, in ('. S. Xavy and was 
with tlie Wilkes explorino- expedition in the Antaretic. 

II. dohii Hite Lee, b. 1797; d. 1832, at Xorfolk, Va., where 
he was stationed on naval duty. IFe married (1825) 
Elizabeth Pros.ser, daughter of William Pros.ser, of 
"White Marsh," Gloucester County, Va. Issue, two 
children : 

1. Theodoric Lee, Jr., b. 182G; d. lS(i7, at Media, Ta. He 
was Lieut, in U. S. Navy until 1857, when he resigned 
and nuirried a daughter of John Grigg, a pul)lisher in 
Philadelphia, Pa. They had one child, John Grigg 
Lee, b. in Paris in 18G7 ; d. in Xew York, 1891. 
III. Matilda Lee married John Eoyal Holcombe. Issue, five 
children : 

1. John Hite Lee Holcombe, b. Sept. 28, 1855. Lieut, in the 

U. S. Xavy. Married (1881) Ida Milton Taylor. 
They have one child, John Lee Holcombe, b. 1882. 

2. Thomas Allen Holcombe, b. 1858. 

3. Joseph Gales Holcombe, b. 1861. Married Lillie Brown, 

of Amherst Courthouse, Va. They have one son, Walton 
Holcombe. 

4. Ernest Prosser Holcombe, b. 1664. Married Susan Combes. 

They have a daughter, Gladys Holcombe. 

5. Elizabeth Prosser Holcombe, b. 1666. 

IV. Juliana Maria Lee. Married (1813) Joseph Gales, of 
Washington, D. C. She was rarely gifted in mind and 
person and was for many years a leader in the most 
elegant society in Washington. Her husband, Mr. Gales, 
was the talented editor of the National Intelligencer, 
for many years, also Mayor of the city. It is said he 
was personally acquainted with every President from 
Madison to James Buchanan. A beautiful monument, 
erected by fellow journalists from all over tlie L^nited 
States, marks his grave in the Congressional Cemetery. 
Mr. and Mrs. Gales had no issue, but adopted Juliana 
Gales Walker. 
V. Catherine Hite Lee. jMarried Dr. George May, a leading 
physician in Washington, D. C. They had two daugh- 
ters, Sophia, d. unmarried, 1894, and Juliana Gales 
May, unmarried, living in Washington. 



350 SOME PROMINENT 

2. Thomas Hite, b. September 13, 1750; d. August, 1776, 
son of Jacob Hite, Sr., and Catherine O'Bannon, represented Berke- 
ley Co. in the House of Burgesses and was the youngest member. 
In June, 1775, Col. Hughson raised a company of volunteers in 
Berkeley Co., and Thomas Hite was elected Lieutenant. His 
company reached Bergen Point opposite Xew York City before 
November 12, 13, and 14, and was in the severe fighting done at 
King's Bridge on those days. He was wounded and promoted to 
the rank of Major. He was said to l^e one of the handsomest men 
of his day, also cultured, elegant, dignified and haughty, some- 
times overbearing; still he was popular, as was proved by his 
appointment as Lieutenant in a volunteer company, and his election 
to the House of Burgesses at four and twenty. One of his 
peculiarities was his strict adherence to the forms of etiquette in 
polite society under all circumstances. When returning from the 
General Assembly in 1776 he was taken ill, and died a few days 
later at his residence "New Hopewell," Jefferson Co., Va., not far 
from Leetown. Maj. Thomas Hite, b. Sept. 13, 1750, married 
(November 10, 1772, his stepmother's daughter by a former 
marriage) Frances Madison Beale. He built his home on part of 
his father's plantation, which was called "Hopewell." To dis- 
tinguish the two he called his house "New Hopewell.'' This 
property was deeded to MaJ. Thomas Hite at the time his father 
removed to Greenville, S. C. 

Mrs. Thomas Hite was a woman of heroic mould, and continued 
to live at "New Hopewell," through the terrors of the Eevolution, 
with only her two small children and faithful colored servants. 
Her last days were spent with her daughter, Mrs. Frances Madison 
(Hite) Willis, at Medley Springs. Maj. and 'Mrs. Thomas Hite 
had two children : 

Frances Madison Hite, b. Oct. 4, 1776; d. July 27, 1851. 

James Hite, b. Oct. 6, 1776, some months after his father's 
death in the spring of 1776. 

Frances Madison Hite, daughter of Maj. Thomas Hite and 
Frances Madison, nee Beale, married Carver Willis, b. 1774, son 
of Francis Willis, b. 1745, son of John AVillis, b. 1719, and Mildred, 
nee Smith, of "Shooter's Hill." The family record states Carver 
Willis and Fanny Madison Hite were joined in the holy estate of 
matrimony December 11, 1798. The young couple settled on an 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 351 

estate on Opequon Creek in Jefferson Co., W. Va., and called it 
"Medley Springs." Only five of their ten children attained 
maturity. Issue (Willis Family, Chapter IX, Volume 11). 

James Hite, b. Octol)er G, 1770, son of Maj. Thomas Hite, who 
died some months previous to his birth, and Frances Madison, nee 
Beale, rose to the rank of Colonel in the War of 1812. He was 
wealthy in lands, and owned over o hundred colored servants. He 
was also rich in wives and children, for he married three times, 
and had sixteen child ivn. Col. James Hite, b. 1776, married, 
first, Juliet Wood Baker (b. May 1, 1777; d. August 1, 1811), 
on February 22, 1798. She was the daughter of John Baker, of 
Berkeley and his wife, Judith Wood, who was granddaughter of 
Sir Henry and Lady Judith Howard, of "Howard Hall," England. 
By this marriage Col. Hite had nine children : 

1. Frances Conway Hite, b. Dec. 21, 1798; d. 1857 or ".^S. 

Married (Dec. 22, 1825) Dr. William Waters. 

2. Juliet Wood Hite, b. Feb. 1, 1802 ; d. June 23, 1878. Mar- 

ried (May 27, 1819) MaJ. Thomas Briscoe. 

3. Thomas Hite, b. Dec. 14, 1803 ; d. 1882, unmarried. 

4. Alcinda Baker Hite, twin, b. Feb. 8, 1805 ; d. July 28, 

1842. Married John Baker, of Winchester, Va. 

5. Amelia Baker Hite, twin, b. Feb. 8, 1805 ; d. Aug-. 24, 1822. 

6. Mary Ann Hite, b. April 7, 1806 ; d. 1877. Married Jacob 

H. Grove. 

7. Arabella Wood Hite, b. March 9, 1808 ; d. unmarried. 

8. Caroline M. Hite, b. June 24, 1809; d. 1880. Married 

Daniel Buckey. 
Col. James Hite married, second (January 21, 1815), Elizabeth 
Harrison Briscoe, daughter of John and Ellen Briscoe. Issue : 

9. Eleanor Briscoe Hite, b. Dec. 13, 1813; d. May 9, 1903. 

Married Isaac Sydnor Bowman, of "Mt. Pleasant." 

10. James Hite, b. 1815; d. 1816. 

11. Elizabeth Susan Hite, b. 1817; d. 1843. Married (Feb. 

18, 1840) Dr. William H. D. Hall. 

12. John Hite, b. 1819 ; d. 1820. 

13. James Hite, b. 1820; d. 1820. 

14. John Briscoe Hite, b. 1825; d. 1838. 

15. Charles James Hite, b. Dec. 22, 1822. Married Eebecca 

Bowman. During the Civil War Charles J. Hite dis- 
appeared and could not be traced. 



352 SOME PROMINENT 

Col. James Kite's second wife died August 13, 1825, and he mar- 
ried a third wife, Lydia Peterson, May 12, 1831. Issue: 

16. Peter Yost Hite, b. July S, 1832 ; d. 1884. Married (Xov. 
13, 1855) Susan E. Eiehardson. 

1. Frances Conway Hite, b. 1898, daughter of Col. James Hite 
and Juliet Wood, nee Baker, married Dr. William Waters, of 
Frederick, Md., and was his first wife. Issue, two children : 

I. Susan Waters. Married (May 18, 1847) Dr. Joshua 
Gregg Gibson, and was his first wife. Issue : 

1. William Gibson. 

2. Frances Hite Gibson. Married Alexander Pendleton, of 

Wytheville, Ya. Issue : 

a. Alexander Walker Pendleton. 

b. Lucy Gibson Pendleton. 

c. Sue Gibson Pendleton. 

d. Kate Pendleton. 

e. William Pendleton. 

f. Ellen Pendleton. 

3. James Hite Gibson. ]\Iarried Anna Hale, and resides in 

Texas. 

4. Agnes Gibson. 

5. Nannie Gibson. Married James P. Kimmel. 

6. Frances Conway Gibson, d. unmarried. 

II. Ann Pottinger Waters. Married Dr. Harry Dorsey. Issue : 

1. Harry Woodward Dorsey, d. unmarried. 

2. l^anny Dorsey, d. unmarried. 

3. Sarah Dorsey. Married Trelawney Griffith. Issue : 

a. Dorsey James Griffith. 

b. Howard Trelawney Griffith. 

2. Juliet Wood Hite, b. 1802, daughter of Col. James Hite and 
Juliet Wood, nee Baker. Married (May 2T, 1819) Maj. Thomas 
Briscoe, b. Feb. 20, 1791; d. May 14, 1867. He was the third 
son of Dr. John Briscoe and Eleanor Magruder and was born at 
"Piedmont," the colonial residence of his father and grandfather. 
He served as Lieutenant in the War of 1812 and was afterward 
made Major in the Yirginia militia. Hence his title. Issue: 

I. Eleanor Magruder Briscoe, b. July 30, 1820. Married, 
first, Tilghman Waters ; second. Dr. AVashington 
Waters. Xo children. 



VIRGJXIA /■.lMnJi:s 353 

2. Juliet Hakor Briscoe, 1). March 2G, 1822. ^Married Nor- 
man Miliei', of i\Iartinsburg-. 

:]. Elizabeth Caroline Briscoe, b. Oct. 8, 1824. Married l)i. 
William H. I). Hall, was his second wife. 

4. Anne Aial)ella Briscoe, b. May 24, 1827. Married (Dec. 

!), 1856) E. M. Asquith, of Charles Town. 

5. James Hite Briscoe, b. March '■>, 182!). ^Tarried Caroline 

:\liller. 

6. John Lamar Briscoe, b. Jan. 6, 1831; d. Aug. 4, 1862; 

and was Captain in C. S. Anny. 

7. Dr. Thomas Wood Briscoe, b. Sept. 4, 18:33 ; d. July 24, 

1861 ; was surgeon in C. S. Army. 

8. Amelia Frances Briscoe, b. Jan. 30, 1845. Married (Aug. 

5, 1864) William Bowen Gallaher. 

2. Juliet Baker Briscoe, b. 1822, second daughter of ^lajor 
Thomas Briscoe, married (April 22, 1847) Norman Miller, Sr. 
I ssue : 

I. Norman Miller, Jr., who left three daughters: 

1. Eosa Miller. Married (Feb. 7, 1900) Henry S. Yates. 

2. Eleanor Miller, b. Aug. 14, 1881. Married (Nov. 29, 1902) 

Alexander Hern. 

3. Juliet Briscoe Miller, b. May 10, 1879. Married (Sept. 

14, 1904) Arthur Harry Williams. 
II. Charles Miller. Married Helen Crosson, daughter of M. 
Crosson and Helen Maria, nee James, a descendant of 
Laurence Washington. Issue : 

1. James Crosson Miller. 

2. Charles Eoyal Miller. 

3. Helen James ^liller. 

4. Francis Eric Miller. 

5. Vera Cordelia Miller. 

6. Thomas Briscoe Miller. 
III. Frank C. Miller. 

IV. J. Hite Miller. Married Nannie Oft'utt. Issue: 

1. Anna Miller, b. July 30, 1885. 

2. Julian Hite Miller, b. Oct. 6, 1887. 

3. Charles F. Miller, b. Dec. 10, 1889. 

4. Lillian Miller, b. Feb. 26, 1891. 



354 SOME PROMINENT 

V. Elizabeth F. Miller. Married Alexander Gassaway. Issue : 

1. John Hanson Gassaway. 

2. Norman Gassaway. 

3. William Armstrong Gassaway. 

4. Julian Briscoe Gassaway. 

3. Elizabeth Caroline Briscoe, b. 1824, third daughter of Maj. 
Thomas Briscoe. Married (March 7, 1848) Dr. W. H. D. Hall 
and was his second wife. Issue : 

a. William George Hall, b. July 18, 1849. Married, first 

(JsTov. 27, 1826), Avis L. Campbell, of Sacramento 
City, Iowa. Issue : 
1. William George Hall. 

b. Juliet Wood Hall, b. May 10, 1851; d. Oct. 1, 1891. Mar- 

ried (Sept. 23, 1874) Walter Gregory Olmstead, Sr. 
Issue : 

1. Henry Hall Ohiistead, b. Sept. 5, 1875. Married (May 

30, 1902) Frances Arabella Davison, daughter of John 
Smith Davison, Sr., and Mary Elizabeth Bowman, of 
Shenandoah Co., Va. 

2. Edward Frazier Olmstead, b. April 14, 1878, of Baltimore, 

Md. Married Pauline Wright, June 3, 1903, and has 
one child : Juliet Wright Olmstead, b. July 1, 1904. 

3. Walter Gregory Olmstead, b. Oct. 28, 1881, attorney-at- 

law, Baltimore, Md. Married (Dec. 1, 1904) Elsie 
Macatee, daughter of Charles A. Macatee and Mary, 
nee Cook, of Front Eoyal, Warren Co., Yil. 

c. Dr. Thomas B. Hall, b. Feb. 3, 1853. Married (May 4, 

1878) Sarah Lyttletoii Asquith, daughter of Edward 
Asquith, of Jefferson Co., W. Va. Issue, twins : 

1. Elizabeth B. Hall. 

2. Thomas B. Hall. 

d. Susan Caroline Hall, b. May 7, 1855. Married (March 

28, 1877) Isaac Sydnor Bo\A'man, Jr., son of Isaac 
Sydnor Bowman, Sr., of "Mount Pleasant," Shenan- 
doah Co., Va., and Eleanor Briscoe, nee Hite, daughter 
of Col. James Hite, of Jefferson Co., W. Va., and his 
second wife. Issue : 
1. Elizabeth Briscoe Bowman, b. Dec. 8, 1878. Married (Oct. 
30, 1901) George Wilmer Gettier. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 355 

2. Eleanor Harrison Bowman, b. March 5, 1881. 

3. Cary Francis Bo^vman, b. Dec. 12, 1885. 

4. Thomas Hall Bowman, b. July 3, 1888; d. Oct. 21, 1902. 

e. Edward Jaquelin Hall, b. March 26, 1857 ; d. May 27, 1889. 

f. Cary Hall, b. Nov. 3, 1859; d. Jan. 10, 1902. 

g. Simiter Hall, b. Sept. 23, 1861; d. June 21, 1887. 

h. Ellen Ann Hall, b. April 10, 1864; d. Nov. 13, 1879. 
Married (March 28, 1888) Edward R. Darby. No issue. 

i. Elizabeth Virginia Hall, b. Dee. 8, 1866. Married (Sept. 
9, 1891) Vincent E. Harrison. Issue, Cary C. Harri- 
son, b. May 28, 1894. 

4. Ann Arabella Briscoe, b. 1827, daughter of Maj. Thomas 
Briscoe. Married (December 9, 1856) E. ^l. Asquith, of Charles 
Town. Issue, a son and a daughter. 

5. James Hite Briscoe, b. 1829, son of Maj. Thomas Briscoe, 
Captain in C. S. Army. Married Caroline ^liller. Issue: 

a. James Francis Briscoe, b. March 25, 1858. Married Minnie 
Gardner Buller, Jan. 17, 1884. Issue: 

1. Nonnan Buller Briscoe, b. 1885. 

2. James Francis Briscoe, b. Oct. 23, 1886. 

3. Minnie Lamar Briscoe, b. Nov. 4, 1889. 

8. Amelia Frances Briscoe, b. January 30, 1845, youngest 
child of Maj. Thomas Briscoe and Juliet Wood, nee Hite. Mar- 
ried (at "Woodbury," Jefferson Co., by the Eev. Dr. Andrews, 
rector of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in Shepherdstown. "W. 
Va.) William Bowen Gallaher, b. February 10, 1840, eldest son 
of Hugh Lafferty Gallaher, of "Rose Hall,'' Waynesboro, Va., and 
his wife Elizabeth Catherine Bowen. William Bowen Gallaher is 
descended from the noble house of O'Gallaher, of Donegal, Ireland, 
and is grandson of Hugh Gallaher, who emigrated from that place 
to America in 1798 and settled in Lebanon, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. 
Gallaher resided first at an estate called "Springdale." near 
Waynesboro, where their children were born. They now live in 
the town. Issue : 

a. Thomas Briscoe Gallaher, b. Nov. 27, 1865. 

b. Charles James Gallaher, b. Aug. 17, 1868. ^farried ^liss 

Martin, of Albemarle Co., Va., and has two children, 
Elizabeth Gallaher and Briscoe Gallaher. 

c. Juliet Hite Gallaher, b. June 16, 1871. 

d. Eleanor Magruder Briscoe Gallaher, 1). Sept. 20, is; 4. 



356 SOME PROMiySNT 

e. Frances Amelia Briscoe Gallaher, b. Aug. 5, 18TT. 

f. William Bowen Gallaher, b. Sept. 21, 1880. 

6. Mary Ann Hite, b. 1806, daughter of Col. James Hite and 
his first wife, Juliet AYood, nee Baker. Married Jacob H. Grove. 
Issue : 

1. Hon. James Hite Grove. Married Sarah Berry, of Hagers- 

town. Issue : 

a. James Hite Grove, Jr. 

b. Hite Washington Grove. Married (Oct., 1905) Elizabeth 

Pascoe Thomson. Dr. Grove is surgeon in U. S. N^avy. 
He first served on board the Concord, but is now sta- 
tioned at the IsTaval Hospital in Boston. Mrs. Grove 
is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Pembroke Thomson, of 
Summit Point. The ceremony was performed by the 
Eev. Andrew Willis, rector of the Church of the Holy 
Spirit. 

c. Thomas Grove. 

d. Mary Grove. 

2. Alice Baker Grove, was second wife to Dr. Joshua Gregg 

Gibson. Issue : 

a. Eobert Gibson. Married Mrs. Butler. 

b. Hopkins Gibson, a ph3fsician in Shepherdstown, Md. 

3. Juliet Baker Grove. 

4. Thomas Grove. 

5. Robert Grove. 

8. Caroline Margaret Hite, b. 1809, daughter of Col. James 
Hite and his first wife, Juliet Wood, nee Baker. ]\Iarried Daniel 
Buckey, of Baltimore. Issue: 

1. Thomas Buckey. Married Louisa Packett, of Charlestown, 

W. Va., a great-granddaughter of Capt. Packett, U. S. 
Navy. Issue, one son : 
a. Mervyn Buckey, Captain in the IT. S. Navy. 

2. Maria Buckey. Married Eev. James Thomas. 

3. Juliet Buckey. Married Mr. Holdaman. 

9. Eleanor Briscoe Hite, b. 1813, daughter of Col. James 
Hite and Elizabeth Harrison Briscoe, his second wife. Married 
Isaac Sydnor Bowman, son of Lieut. Isaac Bowman of Gen'l 
George Eogers Clark's exploring expedition, and grandson of 



VinaiMA IWMIIJKS 357 

Geoi'iio Rowiiian iiiid Mary, nee llitc, daii^litiT of Hans ^'ost llite 

and Anna Maria, nee dii Bois. Issue: 

I. Mary Klizal)etli Bowman, 1). Dec. 13. 18:10. Married (Dee. 
Iti, ISTl) Jolni Smith Davi.^on, .^on of ,1. S. B. Davi- 
son and Marv I^]ltin^-e, nee Hite, of W'aricn Co.. \'a. 
1 ssue : 

I. John Smith Davison, -h'., h. Dec. U, lSv-.\ 

3. Frances Arabella Davison, twin, 1). Nov. 5, 1877. Manicd 
(May, 1902) Henry Dall Ohnstead, of ^raryland. 

3. ^fary Jaquelin Davison, twin, b. Xov. ."). IST^. 

4. :\laury William Davison, b. April 21, 1880. 

5. Raleigh Bellfield Davison, b. Oct. 12, 1887. 

II. Frances Ann Bowman. 

III. Isaac Sydnor Bowman, .Ir. ^larried Susan Caroline Hall. 
daughter of Dr. Wm. H. D. Hall and his .second wife, 
Elizabeth Caroline, nee Briscoe. 

II. Susan Elizabeth Hite, b. 1817, daughter of Col. James 
Hite and his second wife, Elizabeth Harrison, nee Briscoe. Mar- 
ried Dr. W. H. D. Hall,' February 18, 1840. Issue one son: 

I. John Hite Hall, b. Jan. 18, 1841; d. N(.v. IT. IIMIO. 
^larried Louisa Tapscott Tabb, 1878. Issue: 

1. Elizabeth Hite Hall, 1). Xov. 18, 1879. 

2. Louisa Hall, b. Jan., 1882. 

3. John Hite Hall, b. March, 1884. 

4. Virginia Hall, b. Sept., 1886. 

5. AViUiam Baker Hall. b. May, 1889. 

6. Catherine C. Hall, b. (3ct., 1890. 

16. Peter Yost Hite, b. 1832, youngest son of Col. James Hite 
and his third wife, Lydia Peters. Married Susan P. Picbardson, 
daughter of ^larcus Pichardson, Esq., and Elizabeth, nee Chrisman, 
of "Warren Co., Ya. Issue: 

I. James Briscoe Hite, b. 1857. 
II. Samuel Pichardson Hite, b. 1858. 

III. Harriet L. Hite, b. 1860. 
IV. Marcus C. Hite, b. 1863. 

V. Polfe Millar Hite, b. 1865. 

VI. Lizzie J. Hite, b. 1867. 

VII. Ann Virginia Hite, b. 1869. 

VIII. John Yost Hite, b. 1873. 

IX. Susan Hall Hite, b. 1886. 



358 SOME PROMINENT 

3. Jacob O'Baiinon Hite. son of Jacob Hite, Sr., and liis first 
wife, Catherine O'Bannon, went with his father and stepmother 
to South Carolina and shared their tragic fate in 1778. 

4. Mary Hite, daughter of Jacob Hite, Sr., and his first wife, 
Catherine O'Bannon, married, first, the Eev. N^athaniel ^Manning; 
second, Dr. Busby. 

5. Elizabetli Hite, daughter of Jacob Hite, Sr., and his first 
wife, Catherine O'Bannon, married Tavener Beale, Jr., son of her 
stepmother, by her first marriage. Issue : 

I. John Beale. Married, first, Margaret Skillern ; second, 
Ehoda Trigg. 
II. Charles Beale. Married, first, Eliza Skillern: second, 
Anna Kyle. 
III. Thomas Beale. Married Celeste Grandpierre, of Xew 

Orleans. 
IV. James Madison Hite Beale. Married (Oct. 2, 1808) 
]\Iary Steenbergen. James M. H. Beale was a member 
of Congress, 1833-1837. 
V. Catherine Beale. Married (April 21, 1789) Captain John 
Jordan. 
VI. Elizabeth Beale. jMarried William Steenbergen, of Mt. 
Airy, Shenandoah Co., Va. 
VII. Mary Beale. Married, first, Maj. Peter Higgins; second. 
Dr. Jacob AYilliamson, of New Market, Shenandoah Co., 
A^a. 

Yl. Elizabeth Beale, daughter of Tavener Beale, Jr., and 
Elizabeth, nee Hite, married AVilliam Steenbergen, of Mount Airy, 
Shenandoah Co., Va., and among other children had : 

1. John Beale Steenbergen. Married Mary Beirne, daughter 

of Col. Beirne of W. Va. ; member of Congress for 
several terms. They had four handsome daughters: 
Mrs. Mercer, of Virginia; Mrs. Padelford, of Wash- 
ington, D. C. ; Mrs. Louis Blackford, of Georgetown, 
D. C, and Mrs. William H. Blackford, of Baltunore. 
Md. 

2. Mary Catherine Steenbergen. Married Kev. Dr. Samuel D. 

Schmucker, President of the Lutheran Theological 
Seminary at Gettysburg, Pa. Among other children 
they had : 



Vlh'ClIMA FAMILIES 359 

1. SainiU'l S. Scliimickcr. .Iiid^^c of the Maryland Court of 

Appeals. Tlie Peimsylvania College and St. Johns 
College at Anna]X)lis liavc both confen-ed upon liim the 
degree of LL. D. 

2. Catherine W. Schniuckci-. ^Tarried the Hon. William A. 

Duncan, member of Congress from Pennsylvania for 
several terms. 

3. Alice Steenbergen Schmuckci-. ^Tarried J. C. Neely, a 

leading member of the Pennsylvania bar. 

4. Caroline Schmucker. IMarried Eev. Dr. Benj, Sadtler. 

Issue : 

a. Prof. Samuel Sadtler. of Philadelphia. 

b. Dr. Charles Sadtler, of Baltimore, Md. 

c. Katherine Sadtler, IVIissionary to China. 

d. Eev. John Sadtler, rector of the Protestant Episcopal 

Church of the Holy Comforter in Baltimore. Married 
Miss Hill, of Baltimore, Md. 

e. Edward Sadtler. Civil Engineer. 

f. Clara Sadtler. 

Jacob Hite, Sr., married, second, Frances, nee Madison, widow 
of Col. Tavener Beale, Sr. Issue, three children (as above). 

6. George Hite. 

7. Eleanor Hite, saved by a squaw at the massacre, 1778, 

8. Susan Hite, killed by the Indians, 1778. 

6. George Hite entered William and Mary College at Williams- 
burg, Ya., when his father, Jacob Hite, Sr., removed to South 
Carolina, 1776. He accompanied his half-brother, Tavener Beale, 
Jr., in the first almost fruitless investigation of his family's 
massacre and its cause, and all hope of finding the missing sister 
had been abandoned by all but him. For years he watched eagerly 
for some clue to her fate and his devoted persistency was happily 
rewarded. 

In the latter part of the Eevolution George Hite was in the 
service of the patriots, supposedly as captain, as he was always 
referred to as Capt. Hite. "\Alien Jefferson Co. was formed from 
Berkeley Co., he was elected the first county clerk and, at his death, 
was succeeded by his son, Maj. Eobert Hite. 

Capt. George Hite, son of Jacob Hite, Sr.. married Deborah 
Eutherford, of JefEersou Co. Issue : 



360 SOME PROMiySyT 

1. 3Iargaret Hite, entered the Convent at Georgetown, as 

sister Theonella and died there at an advanced age. 

2. Eohert G. Hite, was First Lieutenant, 12th Eegiment of 
U. S. Infantry, in 1812. The next year he was made Major. In 
1816 he resigned, and shortly after he succeeded his father as 
second clerk of Jefferson Co., W. Ya. Issue : 

I. Maj. Eobert G. Hite married Courtenay Ann Briscoe, sister 
of ^laj. Thomas Briscoe, who married Juliet Wood Hite, daughter 
of Col. James Hite. Xo children. 

II. Frances Hite married James L. Ranson, of Jefferson Co., 
W. Ya. He was High Sheriff of the county for many years. Issue : 

1. Georgiana Ranson, was educated at the Convent at George- 

town. Married her cousin Frank "Washington : re- 
moved to California and died, leaving two sons. 

2. Ambrose Hite Ranson, removed to Baltimore. Married, 

first. Miss France ; second, ^liss Glenn and has several 
children by lx)tli wives. 

3. Sarah Elizabeth Bibl) Ranson. b. Aug. 21, 1829. Married 

(Jan. 29, 1851) Lieut. Col. Lawson Botts, Ya. Beg., 2d 
Division. He was frequently mentioned for gallantry in 
the official reports of his commanding officers, and was 
killed at the second battle of ^lanassas, Aug. 28, 18(52. 
(Reference, Rebellion Records, Vol. 12, p. 661.) He 
was the son of Thomas Botts, lawyer, Fredericksburg, 
Ya., and Ann Carter Willis, daughter of Col. Byrd 
Willis and Mary Willis, nee Lewis. Issue : 

a. Thomas Hutchinson Botts, b. Sept. 5, 1854. 

h. Robert Hite Botts, b. Aug. 6, 1861. 

III. Susan Hite married John R. Flagg. She was his first 
wife. Issue : 

1. George Flagg. Married, (irst, Ella Brown. Issue: 
a. Oscar Flagg. 

1). James Ranson Flagg. 

2. Sally Flagg. ]\Iar]'ied John Hammond and removed to 

Huntsville, Ala. They had four children : 

a. Etta Hammond. 

b. Otho Hammond. 

c. Herbert Hammond. 

d. Bertha Hammond. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 361 

lY. jNfary Hite married, first, a Mr. .Merritt, of Baltimore, ^Id., 
who died leaving her without children and in narrow means. She 
was highly cultured, especially in music, so she returned to Charles- 
town and opened a select boarding school for young ladies, which 
was patronized by the elite of Virginia and Maryland. Among 
those entrusted to her care was ^Irs. Harriett Lane Johnson, niece 
of President Buchanan, who was said to be one of the most ac- 
complished hostesses who ever presided at the White House. Mrs. 
Merritt married, second, her brother-in-law, John E. Flagg. 

V. Sarah Hite married Eichard Marmaduke Barnes Beckwith, 
son of an Englishman, Sir Jennings Beckwith, who settled in 
Westmoreland Co., Va. In 1765, Sir Jennings Beckwith gave 
up his title of Sir by signing the "Xorthern N'eck Declaration," 
thereby declaring himself to be on the side of the democratic 
patriots, who ignored all titles and class distinctions. Neverthe- 
less, he was always addressed by his friends as "Sir Jennings," 
as long as he lived. He inherited from his uncle-in-law, Maj. 
Laurence Butler, "The Eetreat,'" a beautiful plantation on the 
Shenandoah Eiver, which fell to Eichard Marmaduke B. Beck- 
with, and here, he and Sarah, nee Hite, daughter of George Hite 
and Deborah, nee Eutherford, made their home. Eichard Beck- 
with belonged to the U. S. Army, what rank, not kno\\ai, and in 
1818 was ordered to join his father in the trans-Mississippi; en 
route he died at St. Louis, Mo., leaving a young widow, with two 
sons: 

I. Laurence Butler Beckwith. 

II. George Hite Jennings Beckwith. 
T. Laurence Butler Beckwith, son of Eichard M. B. Beckwith 
and Sarah, nee Hite, made his home in Orangeburg, Columbia 
Co., S. C, where he met and married Harriett Hunt. He died 
there in 1868. Issue : 

a. Laurence Eanson Beckwith. 

1). Eliza1)eth Beckwith. 

e. Sarah Beckwith. 

d. Mary Hampton Beckwith. 

e. Annie Lloyd Beckwith. 

f. Harriett Hunt Beckwith. 

a. Laurence Eanson Beckwith. only son of Laurence Butler 
Beckwith and Harriett, nee Hunt, was captain in the "Hampton 



362 SOME PBOMINENT 

Legion," C. S. Army, in the Civil War. Issue, several daughters 
and two sons, viz. : 

1. Laurence Henry Beckwith. 

2. John G. Beckwith. All live in Columl^ia Co., S. C. 

IL George Hite Jennings Beckwith, son of Richard Marnia- 
duke Barnes Beckwith and Sarah, nee Hite, married Annie Lloyd 
Scolley, daughter of Dr. Samuel Scolley and Harriett Lowndes, of 
Maryland. Dr. Scolley was originally from Boston, Mass., and 
graduated at Harvard University. He came South when quite a 
young man and settled at Smithfield, Jefferson Co., W. Ya. George 
Hite Jennings Beckwith and Annie, nee Lloyd, his wife, had seven 
children : 

1. Samuel Scolley Beckwith, d. 1873. 

3. Frank Beckwith. 

3. Harriett Beckwith, d. 1848. 

4. Eloise Lowndes Beckwith, d. 1878.' 

5. Sally Madison Beckwith. 

6. Laurence Butler Beckwith, d. 1894. 

7. Mary Elizabeth Beckwith. 

5. Sally Madison Beckwith, daughter of George Hite Jennings 
Beckwith and Annie, nee Scolley, married T. Garnett Baylor, who 
graduated as Civil Engineer at the Virginia Military Institute, at 
Lexington. They live in Charles Town, W. Va., and have two 
children : 

a. Eobert Matson Baylor. 

b. Annie Lloyd Baylor. 

7. Mary Elizabeth Beckwith married Thomas Lee Shirley, 
educated at Bethel Military Academy. They resided for some years 
at their country home, "Cedar Cottage," near Charles Town, but 
now they make their home in the town. 

2. Frank Beckwith, second son of George Hite Jennings Beck- 
with and Annie, nee Scolley, married Annie Lacy McDonald, 
daughter of Maj. Angus McDonald, a lawyer of Berry^dlle, who 
took his degree at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. 
Frank Beckwith was educated at the "College of Our Lady of 
Angels," in Niagara Co., New York. He practiced law in Charles 
Town some years, served in the State Legislature in 1881-1883 
and again iti 1887. That same year he was appointed, by Gov. 
"Wilson, Judge of the 13th Judicial Circuit, to fill out the unex- 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 363 

])'\vv(\ term of Jud<ie C'hark'.< .laiucs Faulkner, who was elected to 
tlic U. S. Senate. Judge Frank Beekwith and Annie Lacy, nee 
]\r(I)(inald, have four children: 

1. Angus McDonald Beekwith. 

3. Eloise Lloyd Beck^vith. 

3. Francis Jennings Beekwith. 

4. Elizabeth Morton Beekwith. 

Isaac Hite, third son of Yost Hite and Anna Maria, nee du 
Bois. b. 1723; d. 1792, called Colonel, whether by courtesy or 
right is not known. Married (in 1745) Eleanor (Helita in 
Dutch) Eltinge, b. 1724; d. 1793, daughter of Cornelius Eltinge 
and Rebecca, nee Van Meter. 

In 1740, Isaac journeyed fourteen miles south of Springdale, 
where his eldest brother John had settled and selected for his 
home a spot on the north branch of the Shenandoah River, called 
l)y the Indians, Shenando. Here he built his home at the head of 
a stretch of beautiful meadow land, which bordered the river for 
three miles. From this meadow he called his home "'Long 
^leadows," which name it still retains (1905). The house was a 
large wooden structure, the rooms in the main building opening 
around a large square hall, with a fireplace of enormous propor- 
tions, rivaling the famous kitchen fireplaces of colonial times. 
This hall was called the "Traveler's Hall," and was open to all 
who came. Round its hospitable hearth many an explorer, many 
a benighted adventurer and many a friendly redskin, gathered from 
time to time. All found a hearty welcome and were given a bounti- 
ful supper, in return for which they gave the latest news in their 
possession. Generally a bed was neither expected nor wished: 
wrapped in a blanket with feet to the fire, even in the coldest 
weather, the hardy pioneer, even he of gentle birth, slept as 
soundly as the red Indian. 

The windoAv panes .at "Long Meadows" were all small, some of 
them diamond shaped. On a pane in the parlor, Mr. James 
Buchanan, who married Col. Hite's eldest daughter, cut his lady- 
love's name (Anne Hite) and the date of their engagement, with 
the diamond in their engagement ring. When Mrs. J. S. B. Davi- 
son, nee Mary Eltinge Hite, heard the old house was being torn 
down, she immediately sent a request to Col. Bowman for this 
pane, but she was too late, it had been shattered. In this house 



364 SOME PROMINENT 

the five beautiful daughters of Isaac and Eleanor were married. 
Mrs. Buchanan, after her husband died and her mind became 
unbalanced, returned to it and made it her home in spite of her 
brother's entreaties that she would live with him at Belle Grove. 
She always said that she was expecting Mr. Buchanan and he 
would be disappointed if he came and she was not there to receive 
him. She went, however, on a visit to Belle Grove, when not 
very well, a few months before her death, and remained until the 
end came, August 9, 1816. She left no children and her husband, 
who resided in New York City at the time of his death, died insol- 
vent. 

The family burying ground was in the meadow not far from the 
yard fence. Here, Mrs. Buchanan, Isaac and Eleanor were buried, 
and most of their descendants (with a few others), up to the Civil 
War. During the four years the war lasted, the Federal troops 
camped upon it every campaign ; at the close of the war, excepting 
three brown granite slabs that covered Isaac, Eleanor and Mrs. 
Buchanan, no trace of grave or grave stone could be found. These 
slabs, with a smaller one, which covered Maj. Hite's little son, 
James Madison Hite, Jr., have been put in place and the grave- 
yard enclosed some few years since, by Mr. J. Smith Davison. In 
1844 "Long Meadows" was sold to Col. George Bowman, a 
descendant of Yost Hite's daughter Eebecca, but the graveyard 
was reserved and belongs to Maj. Isaac Hite's heirs. In 1845, 
Col. Bowman pulled down the old house (just one hundred and five 
years after it was l)uilt), and put up the brick building still 
standing on its site. 

Of Isaac Hite, Sr., of "Long Meadows," there are but few 
traditions. Morris, in his "History of the Lower Shenandoah 
Valley," says, "August 6, 1776, the court convened under the 
new regime of the glorious Commonwealth of Virginia and the 
following were the proceedings. Present, John Hite, Isaac Hite, 
Charles Wynn Thruston, John McDonald, John Smith, and Ed- 
mond Taylor. An ordinance of the Honourable the Convention of 
the Commonwealth of Virginia, directing that different members 
named in the former commission of the Peace should continue 
to act in the said office, upon their taking the oath, prescribed in 
the said ordinance. AVhereupon, Isaac Hite and Charles AVynn 
Thruston administered the oath to John Hite, Avho took and 



MnaiXIA FAMIUEH 365 

subscribed tho same, ami then the said John llite aihninistered the 
said oath to all the aforesaid members, who took and subscribed 
the same as Justices of the Peace of the said Commonwealth." 
Church records tell us he was vestr}Tiian in Christ Episcopal 
Church at Winchester and was iriterested hi building a church 
further down the Valley. Family tradition says he was a good 
shot, a lover of home, and the pretty Eleanor Eltinge, his wife, 
giving heed to all her counsel, whether from choice or because he 
dared not do otherwise, deponent saith not, but it is most probable 
he was a willing slave. He taught Eleanor to use a rifle and she 
became a match for him in marksmanship. She was also a notable 
housekeeper, and a fond and careful wife and mother, reproving 
one of her daughters because "she stepped too high in the minuet" 
on her wedding day. Tradition also says she possessed rare beauty, 
with hazel eyes, while her husband was a blonde, six feet tall, and 
well proportioned. Maj. Isaac Hite, her son, often spoke of the 
l)eauty of his mother and sisters. He said Sarah (Mrs. Gen'l 
Clark) was least pretty; her mouth, being like his own much 
too large, somewhat spoiled her face, which otherwise was like 
her sister's. ]\Iaj. Hite was of medium height, but, when with his 
long-limbed uncles and father, he appeared small: he thought 
his mother to blame for his size, but not for his mouth. The 
descendants of their daughter Eleanor, who married Mr. John 
AA'illiams, claim the beautiful hazel eyes in some branches of their 
family were inherited from Eleanor of "Long Meadows." 

It was necessary for every one, men, women and boys, to know 
how to handle fire arms. Murders by parties of Indians, hostile 
to the whites, were common, and, even so late as the early part of 
1800, raids were made by packs of wolves, bears and other wild 
animals, in search of food, especially in severe winters, which 
continued to make it dangerous to venture out alone and unarmed 
at night. 

Family record of Isaac Hite, Sr., called of "Long Meadows," 
and Eleanor, nee Eltinge, taken from the note book of his son, 
^laj. Isaac Hite, Jr.. of Belle Grove, is as follows: 

Isaac Hite, Sr., b. May 12, 1T23. Married Eleanor Eltinge, 
April 12, 1745. 

Eleanor Eltinge was born April 29, 1724, and she died Xov. 10, 
1792. 



366 SOME PROMiyE'NT 

Isaac Hite, Sr., d. Sept. 18, 1795. Issue: 

^Ann Hite was born Jan. 18, 1746, and married James Buchanan 
of Falmouth, Va. 

-Mary Hite was born Aug. 25, 1748, and married Dr. John Mc- 
Donald and died Jan. 2, 1798. 

^Eleanor Hite was born Oct. 27, 1750. Married John Williams, 
and died Oct. 24, 1781. 

■*Eebecca Hite was born Jan. 19, 1754. Married Gen'l William 
Aylette Boothe. 

■^Isaac Hite, Jr., was born Feb. 7, 1758. 

^Sarah Hite was born Oct. 19, 1760. Married Gen'l Jonathan 
Clark. 

Ann Buchanan died Aug. 9, 1816. 

Isaac Hite, Jr., of Belle Grove, son of Isaac Hite, Sr., of ''Long 
Meadows," b. 1758; d. 1836, entered William and Mary College at 
eighteen. He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society 1776. 
This was the first Greek Letter Fraternity in the United States. 
He was Secretary of the Society in 1777. (Eeference, College 
Quarterly, 4th, pp. 245-246.) He enlisted as a private in the 
Eevolution, when, not known ; but his commission as Ensign 8th 
Va. Eegiment was dated 1782 ; the same year he was Lieutenant 
and served to the end of the war. (Eeference, Heitman's Eegister.) 
He acted as aide to Gen'l Muhlenberg at the siege of Yorktown 
and lost a finger. In his private note book in his own handwriting 
are noted the events of each day of the siege, the number of 
officers, men and arms surrendered by the British and the "Articles 
of Capitulation." 

The following is an exact copy of these entries, excepting the 
"Articles of Capitulation" : 

"1781, September 28. The allied armies moved down on 
Williamsburg in two columns on YorktoAvn. 

"September 29. The ensuing night ye enemy evacuated their 
outworks. 

"October 1. Began to throw up our first parallel. 

"October 9. In ye afternoon our Batteries were opened. 

"Sunday 14. An Hour after Dark, two Eedoubts of ye Enemy 
were stormed and carried by ye French and American Light In- 
fantry. Just before Daylight ye Enemy rallied and spiked u]) 
seven of our cannon, but were finally repulsed. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 



367 



"October 17. Early in ye morning- our Batteries on ye second 
Parallel were opened. 12 o'clock a Flag of Truce was sent out 
by ye British with a petition to capitulate. 

"October 18. Employed in digesting and bringing into proper 
Form ye 'Articles of Capitulation.' 

"October 19. Ye 'Articles of Capitulation,' signed. 

"P. M. Ye British marched out of Yorktown and ground their 
arms. 

"Return' of Tiik YojtK Garimson^. 



2 Colonels. 

8 Lt. Cols. 

11 Majors. 
52 Captains. 

89 Lieuts. 
36 Ensigns. 

2 Chaplains. 

12 Adjts. 

2 Q-Masters. 

10 Surgeons. 

22 Mates. 

90 Serg'ts. 
-1-1 Drum. 

1744 Eank & F. 



1878 Total sick and wounded. 
3936 



800 in Gloucester. 



5514 

1200 seaiiiL-n. 



(i:i4 

140 Iron Ordnam-c. 

75 Brass Ordnance. 

2000 Stand of arms. 

295 Serg'ts. 

121 Drum. 

3273 E. .^' File. 



3936 Total Effectives. 



4714 



After the close of the Revolution, Isaac Hite, Jr.. was com- 
missioned ]\Iajor in the militia of Frederick Co., \a. Hence his 
title. 

In 1783 Maj. Hite married at Montpelier, Orange Co.. Va., 
ISTelly Conway Madison, daughter of James iladison, Sr.. and 
Xelly. nee Conway. The Rev. Walker ]\[aury performed the 
ceremony. When the bridal party set out for their new home, 
Mrs. Maury made her adieus holding the hand of her little two 
year old daughter, Ann ^laury. Both the Major and his liride 
kissed the baby girl and Mrs. ^VFauvy remarked. '"^lajor you may 



368 SOME PROMINENT 

have her for a second wife." Twenty years later the Major and 
little Ann were married. 

]\rajor Hite carried his wife directly to his home in Frederick 
County, which was about four miles from "Long MeadoAvs." They 
travelled in a yellow chariot, with horses hitched tandem and 
mounted postilions. The house occupied by the bridal pair was 
called the "Old Hall," a two-story wooden building, a part of 
which was still standing in 1885, and in the family still retains its 
name. This house was said to antedate the first house built at 
"Long Meadows," by Isaac Hite, Sr., in 1740. Some said it was 
put up by Yost Hite when he first came to the Valley, but no 
good authority can be remembered regarding it. In the "Old 
Hall," Isaac and Nelly superintended the building of their new 
home, which stood close by. They named it Belle Grove, from a 
grove of magnificent oaks in its rear. It was built in 1792 to '94, 
of limestone, quarried on the place, with white freestone facings. 
It was one hundred and twenty feet in length, viz., the main 
building seventy-five feet, the south wing fifty-one feet, breadth 
forty feet. Originally there was a small north wing with a portico, 
l)ut al)out 1840 it was taken down. There were four jDorticoes 
with pillars originally. The furniture was solid mahogany, im- 
ported from England at the time the house was built. That in 
the dining room and parlor was inlaid with satin wood. Two of 
the sofas and a case for knives and forks are still in the possession 
of a great-grandson of Maj. Hite and his second wife, now living 
in Baltimore. In the parlor hung a number of life-sized portraits, 
done in oil by Charles Peale, about 1795 or '96. They repre- 
sented Maj. Hite and his first wife Nelly, nee Madison, with her 
son standing by her; Mr. and Mrs. James Madison, Sr. (Mrs. Kite's 
j)arents), of Montpelier; Fanny Madison, her sister, who married 
Dr. Eose ; all full length ; and a full sized bust portrait of Thomas 
Jefferson. James Madison Hite, Sr., inherited these portraits 
and gave them all to his son James Madison Hite, Jr., excepting 
that of Mrs. Eose, which was presented to Mrs. Eose's children. 
During the Civil War, Mr. Hite deposited these portraits in 
Baltimore for safe keeping. AVhen the war closed all were intact, 
excepting that of Mr. Jefferson ; lost or stolen, it has never been 
traced. Maj. Hite's portrait is now owned by his great-grandson, 
Dr. J. Whitridge Williams, of Baltimore. Col. and Mrs. Madison, 



VIRGINIA FAM/fJKS 369 

Mrs. Hite and her son are still owiwd \>\ Mr. Drayton .Meade 
Hite, of Baltimore, who l)eiii«i- a bachelor, has deposited them in 
the ^[arvland Historical ]\ooiiis, in Baltimore. 

Orioinally Belle Grove stood in fil'teen acres of highly improved 
grounds and for many years was noted for the charming hospitality 
dispensed to the elite of the land: ^Ir. Jefferson; ^Fr. James 
Maury, U. S. Consul to Li\erpool; Matthew F. :Maury, of the 
Observatory; James Madison, President of the United States; 
CJen'l Dabney H. j\raury : Bishops Ives, Hobart and Meade; 
dudges Holmes, Tucker, Baldwin and Briscoe; Gen'l John Smith, 
of "Hackwood Park'' ; the artist, Charles Peale ; and many others, 
leading ])eople of that day, too numerous to mention, who were 
iRunbered among the friends and relatives of the family. The 
earliest remembrances of the writer of this sketch, of this establish- 
ment, date back to about 183(3. Ten years later it was notably 
on the decline, the grounds were curtailed, the nundser of servants, 
horses, carriages, etc., lessened. Maj. Hite was dead, all his 
children married, and his widow found the care of so large an 
establishment more than she could conveniently manage. She 
died 1851, and the heirs being minors the place was rented and 
some years later passed out of the family. 

Belle Grove at this date (1905), although a ruin, still possesses 
much that renders it worthy of note, as an old Virginia home- 
stead. It is shorn of its primitive beauty, but its whole appearance 
suggests a past history. It has a place in the Civil War, being the 
headquarters of the Federal army, every campaign. GenT Sheri- 
dan's headquarters were there (October 19, 1864), the time of his 
notable ride from Winchester to Cedar Creek; also on the 5th, 6th 
and 7th of October when he carried out the ever-memorable order 
of Gen'l Grant, to "so completely destroy all the provisions in 
the Valley, that if a crow fly over it, she must carry her rations." 
These three days were called for many years (perhaps still) "the 
days of the burning." Six of ilaj. Hite's grandsons gave their 
lives for the "lost cause," Cornelius Hite Davison, J. Fontaine 
Hite, Jr., Irvine Hite, William Meade Hite, George Smith Hite, 
Hugh Scott Hite. A great-grandson lost his ann at Cedar Creek, 
October 19, 186-1, afterwards Judge William S. Davison, of Jeffer- 
son City, Mo. Maj. Hite was a very large land holder. The home 
l)lace. Belle Grove, was nine miles in diameter. At an early date 



370 



SOME PROMINENT 



he established mills and factories, employing head men, who were 
skilled artisans, brought from the old comitr}-. He imported a 
variety of seeds and, being a lover of flowers, a nmnber of bulbs 
and tuberous roots, from Germany. His orchards and vineyards 




Nellih; Conway Hite, n6e Madison 
of Montpelier, Va. 

were large and he always kept a Dutc;li or German vinedresser. 
He paid great attention to the cultivation of hemp, and the rais- 
ing of fine sheep. All the clothing worn by the colored servants 
and most of the house linen were manufactured in his own factories, 
l)y his servants, a number of whom understood carding, spinnings 



^ ih'<;/\iA r \ \iiijj:s 371 

wt'aviji<i- and dyeing-, as well as hleatliiiiti-. and constantly, in the 
store rooms, could be seen hundreds of yards of woolen and linen 
stuffs, the fruit of their skill and industry. Mrs. Hite gave to 
all her daughters and daughters-in-law, a large supply of house- 
hold linen when they were married, which was highly valued. 
There were also shoe, blacksmith and wagon shops, a rope Avalk, 
and brewery, to supply the home demand. The first fat cattle sent 
from the Valley to the Baltimore and Philadelphia markets went 
from Belle Grove. 

Maj. Hite was advanced in all his ideas and possessed the most 
improved machinery of his day in his mills and factories. He was 
very attentive to the smallest details of business, one of his maxims 
was '"owe no man anything," and when he died his store accounts, 
which were always settled at N"ew Year, covered his indebtedness. 
He was temperate in his habits, disliking tobacco, and on account of 
his health, declining even wine, the later years of his life, although 
his table and sideboard were liberally supplied with both foreign 
and domestic liquors according to the custom of the day, and they 
were always offered before and at dinner. 

Maj. Hite was a very benevolent man, helping all who came to 
him in need and, some said, many who were not. A generation 
back, perhaps, the people in his neighborhood still called him in 
loving terms '^our Major." He was a blonde, medium height, 
with remarkably small, well-shaped hands and feet, scrupulous in 
dress, courteous in manner, generous and trusting to a fault, until 
a man failed him; then he never forgot it; nothing could restore 
his lost confidence. He was always a student, watching, with 
keenest interet, every scientific discovery, also the politics, not only 
of America but of England and Europe. This interest never 
aljated, although he was an invalid several years. He was a personal 
friend and ardent admirer of Thomas Jefferson, and his disciple 
in politics. His family and connection by marriage were all 
Protestant Episcopalians and he was a liberal supporter of this 
church. 

^raj. Hite had thirteen children, three by his first wife and ten 
by his last. All lived to be married excepting the eldest, who died 
at four years of age. All his sons graduated at William and Mary 
College in Williamsburg or the University of Virginia at Char- 
lottesville. He wished them to study some profession, but only 



372 SOME PROMINENT 

two of them availed themselves of the privilege : Dr. Walker Maury 
Hite graduated in medicine in Philadelphia, and Cornelius studied 
law. 

Maj. Isaac Hite, Jr., married Xelly Conway Madison, daughter 
of Col. Ambrose Madison and Frances Taylor. 

MADISON FAMILY. 

In a state document in London, there is a list of colonists who 
came to America in 1623, only seventeen years after the first 
landing of colonists at Jamestown in 1607. Among them was the 
name of Capt. Isaac Madyson, whose gallantry in the war with the 
"salvages," in 1622, Capt. John Smith so highly commended in 
his "History of Virginia," published in London, 1629, and re- 
printed in Eichmond in 1819. In 1653 we find the record of a 
patent taken out by John Madison for lands lying between York 
and Xorth rivers. This John Madison is thought to have been 
the son of Capt. Isaac ]\Iadison. He was the father of John Madi- 
son, Jr., and grandfather of Ambrose Madison, of Montpelier, who 
married (in 1721) Frances Taylor, daughter of James Taylor, of 
Orange Co., Va. From this marriage sprang most of the Madisons 
who settled on the east side of the Blue Eidge. Jolin Madison, 
Jr.. was also ancestor to the very interesting western branch, which 
gave to Virginia her first Protestant Episcopal Bishop, viz., the Et. 
Eev. James Madison, b. 1749; d. 1812. He took his degree at 
"William and Mary College at Williamsburg in 1768, was the suc- 
cessful competitor for the Botetourt medal in 1772. He studied 
law under George Wythe, Chancellor of A'irginia, and was licensed 
to practice, but soon after began to study theology and was or- 
dained in England. He returned to America and in 1778 he was 
chosen first Bishop of Virginia, returned to England and was 
consecrated at Lambeth on September 19, 1780. During his first 
visit to London he attended the lectures on natural science of the 
celebrated Corvello and on his return to America he was made 
professor of mathematics and philosophy at William and Mary 
College. In 1777 he was elected President of the College, though 
only twenty-eight years old. From the time of his consecration 
as Bishop he did double duty, combining the duties of President 
of the College with those of his Bishopric. So enthusiastic and 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 373 

untiring was he in the ])ursuits of liis calling, that he is said to 
have lectured from four to six hours, every day of the weak, uj) 
to his last illness. His reputation is that of a refined and ac- 
complished gentleman and an enlightened and liberal philanthro- 
pist. Bishop Madison married, first, Sarah Tate, and had two 
children. James Catesby IMadison and Susan Madison, who mar- 
ried E. G. Scott, of Richmond, \a. There were no children by a 
second marriage. 

Cleorge Madison was also a distinguished representative of the 
western branch of the Madisons. His parents, John and Agatha 
Madison, emigrated to Kentucky when he was an infant. At 
seventeen he enlisted as a soldier in defence of the "Western 
Frontier,'-' was in several battles and, in St. Clair's defeat in 1791, 
Avas wounded. In the War of 1813 he was an officer. For twenty 
years he was auditor of public accounts and in 1816 he was elected 
Governor of Kentucky, for a term of eight years, but he died a 
few weeks after his election. George Madison married Jane Smith 
of Kentucky and left an only daughter, called Myra Madison, 
who married Andrew Alexander, of Woodford, Ky. Their only 
daughter Apporrine married Frank Blair, member of Congress 
from St. Louis, Mo. 

There are others of this branch of the family well worthy of 
note, but time and space compels a return to the Virginia Ijranch. 

Ambrose Madison, of Gloucester Co., Ya., was the son of John 
Madison, Jr., and Isabel Todd. He married (August 27, IT^l) 
Frances Taylor, daughter of James Taylor, of Orange Co., A'a. 
They had three children : 

1. James Madison, Sr., b. at Montpelier, March 27, 1722. 

2. Elizabeth Madison, b. June -i, 1725. 

3. Frances Madison, b. March 6, 1726. ]\Iarried, first. Col. 

Tavener Beale, son of Thomas Beale and Elizabeth, nee 
Tavener. He died leaving five children : ^Tavener, who 
married Elizabeth Hite, -Charles, ^Frances (Mrs. 
Thomas Hite), ^Elizabeth (Mrs. George Harrison), 
and ^Anne (Mrs. Cuthbert Harrison). 
Mrs. Frances (Madison) Beale nuirried, second, Jacob Hite, a 

wddower with three children : Thomas, who married Frances Beale, 

Elizabeth (^Frs. Tavener Beale), and one other. 



374 SOME PROMINENT 

'Mv. and ]\Irs. Jacol) Hite had four children, George, Elizabeth, 
Eleanor and Susan. A full account of this family will be given in 
the Hite history. 

Col. James Madison, Sr., of Montpelier was vestryman of St. 
Thomas' Parish, Orange Co., also Lieut. Gov. of the same county 
and member of the Committee of Safety from 1774 to 1777. His 
home was the beautiful estate of Montpelier, celebrated for the 
picturesque grandeur of its mountain scenery, and the charming 
hospitality of its owners. This estate was inherited by his eldest 
son. James Madison, Jr., fourth President of the United States, 
It contained two thousand five hundred acres of land. 

Bible Eecoed. 

''James Madison, Sr., and Eleanor Eose Conway were married 
Sept. 11, 1749." 

1. "James Madison, Jr., son of James Madison, Sr., and 

I^elly, his wife, was born March 5, 1751." 
■?. "Francis Madison, son of the same, was born June 1^. 
1753." 

3. "Ambrose Madison, son of the same, was born Jan. 27, 

1755." (He was Captain in the A^irginia line in the 
Eevolution and married a daughter of Hancock Lee. 
They had one daughter, Mrs. Nelly Willis, of Orange 
Co.) 

4. "Catlett Madison was born Feb. 10, 1758; died March 18, 

1758." 

5. "Nelly Conway Madison, b. Feb. 14, 1760." (Married 

Maj. Isaac Hite, of Belle Grove, Jan. 2, 1783. Their 
descendants are- given in the Hite Family.) 

6. 'William Madison, b. May 5, 1762." (He lived at "Wood- 

bury Forest," Madison Co. He distinguished himself 
in the Eevolution and was made Brig. Gen. He mar- 
ried Frances Throgmorton, Dec. 20, 1783.) 

7. "Sarah Madison, b. Aug. 17, 1764." (She married Col. 

William Hartwell Macon.) 

8. "Elizabeth Madison, born Feb. 6, 1768." 

9. "Eheubin Madison, born Sept. 19, 1771; died June. 

1775." 



\lh'i;i\JA IWMIIJBS 375 

1(». -Framvs Ma.lisoii, h. Oct. I, ITTS." (She iiinrried Dr. 

IJobert liose; moved to 'J'oniiossee ami liad ten ihildroii : 

^ Ambro.se, -Hugh. ■Jane, ■'Dr. Kra.smu.s, ''Heiirv. 

"Samuel, "Nelly. ^Frances, "Mary, i-'Robert.) 

("ol. JaiiK'.< Madison, Jr., eldest son of James jMadi.son, Sr., and 

Nelly, nee ("oiiway, was l)orn at Port Coinvay, King William Co.. 

at the home of his grandfather Francis Conway on March 5, 17.jI. 

Ill 1(()1) he entered Princeton College and graduated, 1772. He 

maiK' Ins lidine at ]\Iontpelier and in K^d he was elected a 




James ]\1.\ui.sox 

member of the "Virginia Eevolutionary Committee." In 177S 
he was made member of the ''Execvitive Committee," in 1800 was 
Secretary of State, and in 1808 was elected President of the 
United States and served two terms, the second closing in 1816. 
The greatest event of Madison's administration was the successful 
"War of 1812, sometimes called ''^Madison's war,*' with England, 
^fr. Rives says in his "Life of ]\Iadison," "Of the statesmen of 
America few possessed as important an agency in the greatest 
scenes of our national story, as James Madison, and none took a 
greater part in the formation of our constitutional government, 
which has crowned the laljors of our Revolutionary fathers." He 
did nothino- rashlv. always counted the cost before he made the 



376 SOME PROMINENT 

venture, consequently he was prepared for every emergency, and 
succeeded in almost every important undertaking of his life. 

Possibly, like Gen'l Washington, Mr. Madison was the victim 
of many a fair maiden's charms, for Cupid "is no respector of 
persons^'; but family tradition credits him, in early life, with but 
one entanglement. Even after he Ijecame an acknowledged leader 
among men he was reserved and retiring in manner, but in early 
life he was modest almost to shyness in society, especially when 
with ladies, yet this diffidence did not insure his heart against 
woman's charms. "While at Princeton his heart was captured by 
a pretty Philadelphian, who accepted his offer of heart and hand. 
He had his miniature painted for her on ivory, by the celebrated 
artist Peale, and set in an oval gold locket, according to the 
fashion of the time. Alas, the lady proved fickle and returned 
the locket. It was an unpleasant reminder of his disappoint- 
ment, so he sent it to his sister Nelly (Mrs. Isaac Hite, of Belle 
Grove), who gave it to her only daughter, Nelly Hite, afterwards 
Mrs. Dr. Cornelius Baldwin, who gave it to her second daughter, 
Mary Briscoe Baldwin, afterwards missionary to Greece and 
Palestine. Miss Baldwin had the locket changed to a brooch and 
gave it to her sister Ann (Mrs. Isaac Hite Hay), to be kept for 
Alice, daughter of Mrs. Hay's only child, the Hon. Baldwin 
Hay, United States Consul General of Syria. The then little 
Alice Hay is now ^Irs. John Leeds, of Morristown, Xew Jersey. 
The miniature is in good condition and the intellectual and 
spirituelle face makes us wonder why the o^\aier failed in his 
wooing. Twelve years later Mr. Madison met his fate. He was 
introduced by the celebrated Aaron Burr (said to be a discarded 
suitor of the lady) to the charming widow, Mrs. Dorothea (Payne) 
Todd, afterwards known to history as the fascinating Mrs. Dolly 
Madison. 

September, 1794, they were married at "Harewood," Jefferson 
County, W. Ya., the comitry residence of Mr. Samuel Washington 
(brother of Gen'l George Washington), whose son had married 
Anna Payne, the fifteen-year-old sister of the bride. Mrs. ]\Iadi- 
son was born in North Carolina on May 20, 1772, and was daughter 
of John Payne and Mary, nee Coles, a first cousin of Patrick 
Henry and a granddaughter of John Pa}me, Quaker, and Ann, nee 
Flemming, who in her turn was granddaughter of Sir Thomas 



} ll,'(;j\! 1 /■ , MHJES 



377 



l-'U'iimiiiii;' (Kill)), se'coiid son of tlu' Karl of \\ i^tdii. Miss Keys, 
of Baltimore writes of her, "'riic name of Dolly Madison liear.s 
with it a subtle charm. Of all the noble women who have graced 
tlic White House with their presence in the nineteenth century, 
none has left behind her a more charming and attractive memory 
than Dolly Madison." It is said of President Madison, "that his 
biography and writings are an integral part of our national litera- 




]\Jrs. Dorotiika 



ii>ii Madison. x6e Payxe 



ture;'" it might l)e said with equal truth of the delightful Dolly, 
that her letters, and the traditions of her give us an insight into 
the social life of the best society of that day, that we could ill 
afford to lose. She came of Quaker stock and was reared amidst 
the severe and formal environments that sect think right to im- 
pose on all that belong to them, be they old or young. In dress 
Dolly was an artist, yet it is not difficult to imagine how demure 
and -fetching' she looked in the quaintly l)ecoming dress of a young 
Quakeress. 



378 SOME PROMmS'S^T 

In more than one way Mrs. Madison was a most superior char- 
acter. She was the brilliant leader of the bonton of Washington 
for many years, and all yielded her the palm for brilligtncy in 
conA'Crsation, and an indescribable grace and sweetness, which won 
all hearts and kept them, long after youth and beauty had fled. 
History also records her courage, wisdom and self-forgetfulness. 
"When the British marched on Wa.shington City, in the War of 
1812, Mr. Madison's duties called him to the front. The enemy 
were ruthlessly burning and dcA'astating everything in their path- 
way : she bravely lingered till they were almost at her hearthstone 
and brought away with her valuable public documents, among 
them the original of the "Declaration of Independence,'"' the 
portrait of Gen'l Washington by Gilbert, the beautiful silk 
damask curtains belonging to the White House and many other 
valuables. 

The same courage and self-forgetfulness were displayed in 
1844, only five years before her death. She was on the ill-fated 
steamer Princeton, when the great cannon. Peacemaker, exploded. 
When the crash came Mrs. Madison, with a number of other ladies, 
was below in the saloon; she retained her presence of mind 
perfectly, went at once on deck and busied herself helping and 
comforting all around, until her friends compelled her to go 
home. These and other incidents similar are recorded of her, 
but few rememl)er how faultlessly she filled the duties of each 
family relationship in life, even that of daughter-in-law. 

AVhile she was the widow Todd, Aaron Burr was one of her 
many suitors, and it is said, after her marriage to Mr. Madison, 
they met, and he attempted to renew their acquaintance on the 
former footing, but she silenced him so efi^ectually, he never after 
offered more than a formal greeting. Mr. Madison was a small 
man and she often spoke of him as the "^great, little Madison." 
She had one child by her first husband, Payne Todd. He was a 
very handsome man, but dissipated and utterly devoid of principle ; 
he was the great grief of her life. Mr. Madison died at Mont- 
pelier in 1836, when she sold the old home to Mr. Moncure, and 
went to live in Washington C*ity. There she attended "Old St. 
John's Protestant Episcopal Church," having been confirmed by 
Bishop AVhittingham of IMaryland. She Avas at all times much 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 370 

interested in cliiiritablc work (although then it was not fashion- 
_able), and was jnvsident of the first board of managers of the 
first orphanage in Washington. A very beautiful life-sized por- 
trait of her is still shown there. ^Irs. Madison received from 
the government thirty thousand dollars I'oi- the ]\radison MS. com- 
prising a record of "Debates in Congress in 1782 to 1787," and 
twenty-five thousand dollars for his remaining letters and papers, 
including letters from Jefferson and Hamilton. Congress com- 
plimented her by giving her the franking privilege, and voting her 
a seat in the Senate and House, something never before accorded 
a lady. She died July 12, 184!). 

When Mrs. Madison was married to her first husband, Mr. 
Todd, Anthony IMorris, of Philadelphia, was one of the grooms- 
men, and he attended her funeral from St. John's Church. He 
was given a seat in a pew, where sat his bridesmaid, then Mrs. 
Bland Lee. The meeting was altogether accidental. 

Col. James Madison, Sr., had six sons and four daughters. 
Much might be written that is interesting of each, but we have 
not the space to give them all in this record. His eldest daughter : 
Xelly Conway Madison, born at Montpelier, Feb. 14, 1760, mar- 
ried (January 2, 1783) Maj. Isaac Hite, Jr., of Belle Grove. 
Issue : 

I. "James Madison Hite, was born on Thursday, April 10, 

precisely at 12 o'clock, 1788. He died Dec. 8, 1791, 

aged 3 years and 8 months." 

II. "Nelly Conway Hite, was born Tuesday p. m., half after 

seven, on the first day of Dec, 1789," 

III. "Their second son, James Madison Hite, was bom Jan. 

29, 1793, at 2 o'clock p. m." 
II. ISTelly Conway Hite, daughter of Maj. Isaac Hite, of Belle 
Grove, married Dr. Cornelius Baldwin, of Winchester, \''a. They 
had six children : 

1. Eleanor Conway Baldwin. 

2. Mary Briscoe Baldwin. 

3. Isaac Hite Baldwin. 

4. Ann Maury Baldwin. 

5. James ^ladison Baldwin. 

6. Eobert Stuart Baldwin. 



380 SOME PBOMIXEXT 

1. Eleanor Conway Baldwin married Edward Jaquelin Davi- 
son of Winchester, Va. Their descendants will be given in the 
Davison branch. 

2. Mary Briscoe Baldwin, daughter of Dr. Cornelius Baldwin 
and Xelly Conway, nee Hite, was born May 20, 1811, at Belle 
Grove. She was a child remarkable for her intelligence, thought- 
ful and fond of study beyond her years. On almost every sub- 
ject which presented itself, she formed her own opinions, which 
she advanced invariably with a reason and great originality. 
Mattered not how much she admired, she was never known to 
imitate. Soon after her confirmation she became desirous of 
entering domestic missions,, but thinking she was not fully pre- 
pared for teaching, she accepted a jDOsition in Miss Sheffy's 
select l)oarding school in Staunton. While she was teaching there, 
Dr. and Mrs. Hill, Protestant Episcopal missionaries at Athens, 
Greece, applied to the Board of Foreign Missions for an assistant. 
The position was offered Miss Baldwin, she accepted, and in the 
spring of 1835 took passage in a sailing vessel, accompanied by 
Miss Frederika ^lulligan, for Greece. They reached their 
destination at midsummer, after a long and uneventful voyage. 
Save Palestine, "the cradle of Christianity," there is no land in 
either continent possessed of so many stirring memories and asso- 
ciations as classic Greece. Mary Baldwin felt their power and, 
under the shadow of Mars Hill, addressed herself to the task of 
ui^lifting the people, with the characteristic wisdom and energy 
which crowned all her undertakings with success. She soon l)e- 
came invaluable to the mission and was kno'^ai throughout the 
city of Athens as the "Good Lady Mary."' She labored here most 
happily and successfully, until about 1867, when her nephew, the 
Hon. J. Baldwin Hay, was apj)ointed Yice Consul from the United 
States to Jaffa, the only seaport of Palestine. He soon became 
interested in the intelligent Aral) l)oys that thronged its streets. 
He purchased a lot outside the city wall, adjoining that of the 
German Colony, and l)uilt a house containing six rooms besides 
the school room. This Irailding he imported from America and. 
employing native teachers educated in Beirut Protestant Syrian 
College, established a ragged school. This school he superintended 
himself until he was appointed Consul General of Syria, which 



VfRGlNIA FAMILIES 381 

iK'ccssitated his reiuoval to Keiriit. His mission, wliicli had pros- 
pored well, was now witliout proper supervision and Miss Bald- 
win thought her services more needed there, than in Athens, so 
slie applied to the Board of ]\rissions for a transfer to Joppa. It 
was given and in 1869 entered on her new fiekl of service, where 
she w^orked with unremitting zeal for eight years, dying 1877, 
after having spent forty-two years in active work in foreign 
missions among the Athenians, Cretans and Arabs. In all those 
years she visited her home in America but twice, first in 1846, 
and again in 1872. She was buried in the Greek Church Cemetery 
at Joppa in a spot overlooking a large part of the scene of her 
labors in the Holy Land. A beautiful shaft of white Italian 
marble, erected by her brother, Dr. J. Hite Baldwin, Sr., in the 
United States ]^avy, marks the spot. Miss Baldwin's life has 
been written by Mrs. Emma R. Pittman. It is entitled, "Mission 
Life in Greece and Palestine." 

3. Isaac Hite Baldwin, son of Dr. Cornelius Baldwin and 
Nelly Conway, nee Hite, b. 1813, took his degree in medicine at 
the Penn. j\Iedical College in Philadelphia, and was appointed 
surgeon in the U. S. Anny. He served throughout the Florida 
war and for a while was stationed at Tampa, but he tired of a 
soldier's life in time of peace, so resigned and made his home in 
Frederick County, Ya., where he died, leaving a widow, but no 
children. 

4. Ann Maury Baldw^in, daughter of Dr. Cornelius Baldwin 
and Nelly Conway, nee Hite, was born 1817. After the death of 
her parents she lived at Belle Grove with her step-grandmother, 
Mrs. Isaac Hite, nee Maury. In 1844 she married Mrs. Hite's 
nephew, Isaac Hite Hay, a lawyer in Vicksburg, son of Mr. John 
Hay, of Berryville, Clark Co., Ya., and his wife, Mary Grymes, 
nee Maury. (John Hay, of Berryville, was grandson of the Hon. 
John Hay, of Kilsyth, Scotland.) Ann and Isaac Hite Hay 
had one child, Jolm Baldwin Hay, b. 1845. Not long after his 
birth his father died and Mrs. Hay made her home in Jefferson 
City, !Mo., with her sister, Mrs. Edward J. Davison. Three 
years later both Mr. and Mrs. Davison died, leaving three 
children. Mrs. Hay brought these children to Yirginia. The two 
eldest were taken in charge by other aunts, but the youngest, 
Edmonia Louise Davison, she adopted. In 1853 Mrs. Hay joined 



382 SOME PROMINENT 

lier sister. Miss Baldwin, in Greece. Europe, taking with her the 
little Edmonia and her son, Baldwin Hay, whom she wished to 
educate abroad. In 1856 Edmonia died and was buried at Athens, 
in the Greek cemeter}-. When John Baldwin Hay finished his 
collegiate course, he secured an appointment as Vice Consul at 
Joppa, Palestine. A few years later he was appointed Consul 
General of Syria. Mr. Hay established a ragged school for boys 
while at Joppa. His aunt took charge of it in 1869. Later, after 
her death, it was developed into the "^fary Baldwin Memorial 
'Mission.'' 

While living at Beiriit, Mr. Hay married Miss Cornelia Badger, 
of Philadelphia. Pa., who died 1879, leaving three sons and two 
daughters, who, after her death, were brought to America and 
given to the care of their maternal grandmother, then Mrs. 
Arthur Morehead, of Philadelphia, Pa. About this time Mr. Hay 
received a severe sunstroke, which ended his career of usefulness. 
The youngest daughter died sooji after her arrival in America. 
The eldest, Alice, is now Mrs. Jolui Leeds, of Morristown, Xew 
Jersey. The three sons were edvlcated in Philadelphia ; two are 
living there still. E^rol married in ISTew York City and makes 
his home there. 

6. Pobert Stuart Baldwin, son of Dr. Cornelius Baldwin and 
Eleanor Conway, nee Hite, graduated in Medicine at the Uni- 
versity of Virginia and married (1847) Letitia Jane Speck, 
niece of Mr. James Haggarty, U. S. Consul at Liverpool, Eng- 
land. He made his home in Southwestern Virginia where his 
descendants still reside. 

III. James Madison Hite, son of Maj. Isaac Hite, of Belle 
Grove and Nelly Conway, nee Madison, b. January 29, 1793, at 
2 o'clock p. m. ; graduated at William and Mary College in 1814, 
and married (January 12, 1815) Caroline Matilda Irvine, of 
Lynchburg, Va. In order to secure for his bride of sixteen 
sununers greater social advantages than the neighborhood of 
Belle Grove afforded, Maj. Hite purchased for the 3'outhful pair 
a plantation in Clarke Co., then a part of Frederick Co., and called 
it Guilford. He paid for it sixty thousand dollars in cash. James 
Madison Hite, Sr., died Jan. 11, 1860, leaving four children, 
namely : 

1. Caroline Matilda Hite, Jr. 

2. Isaac Irvine Hite. 



\ J If (I IMA I'AMUJES 383 

3. James Madison llilc, .Ir. 

4. Ann Eliza Hite. 

1. Caroline Matilda Hite, Jr., daughter of James Madison 
Hite, St., married at sixteen ^liij. Alexander Baker, of Clarke 
Co. Only two out of their eight children survive them : Alexander 
Baker and Lillian Baker. Xcithi'i has married, and they make 
their lionie near Millwood, Clark" Co., Va. 

2. Isaac Irvine Hite, son of James Madison Hite, Sr., l)orn 
1S'20. ^Married, first, Susan Burwell Meade, daughter of Col. 
Richard Kidder Meade, of "Lucky Hit," Clarke Co., in 1838. He 
was eighteen and she seventeen. She died leaving six children. 
In less than two years he married a second wife, Mrs. Ann ^[aria 
Cutler, daughter of Dr. Arthur Hopkins, of Lovingston, West 
Virginia. There were no children by this last marriage. Only 
three of his six children attained maturity. William ^leade Hite 
enlisted in the Confederate service, at sixteen and was killed in 
his first engagement a few weeks later. Isaac Irvine Hite, Jr., 
also died in the Confederate service before he was twenty. Two 
daughters, Susan Randolph Hite and Mary Meade Hite, married 
two brothers, Messrs. Baker, and lemoved to Florida, where tlieir 
descendants live. Mr. and Mrs. Hite both died in Florida. 

3. James Madison Hite, Jr., son of James Madison Hite, Sr., 
was born at Guilford, Clarke Co. Married Harriet Green ^Meade, 
daughter of Col. Richard Kidder Meade, of "Lucky Hit," and 
Rebecca, nee Green, on December, 1849. Both died in Baltimore, 
Md., leaving but one child, Drayton Meade Hite, a successful 
business man also living in Baltimore. 

4. Ann Eliza Hite, daughter of James Madison Hite, Sr., was 
born at Guilford, 1831. Married (June 12, 1848, when seventeen) 
Thomas Julian Skinker, Sr., of Stafford Co., Va. Issue eight 
children, only four of whom lived to be married, viz. : 

I. Thomas Julian Skinker, Jr. 

IT. Hampson Skinker. 

III. Cornelius Hite Skinker. 

IV. Hugh Garland Skinker. 

I. Thomas Julian Skinker, Jr., son of Thomas Julian Skin- 
ker, Sr., and Ann Eliza, nee Hite, b. 1849. Married (187-2) 
Xannie Brown Rose, daughter of Fontaine Rose and Betty, nee 



384 SOME PROMINENT 

Maury, of Stafford Co., Va. They moved to St. Louis Co., Mo., 
where Mrs. Skinker died, leaving a large family, who have settled 
in the west. 

II. Hampson Skinker, son of Thomas Julian Skinker, Sr., and 
Ann Eliza, nee Hite. Married, first, Maria Carr, daughter of 
Judge Carr, of Eoanoke, Va. She died, leaving no children, and 
he married, second, Annie Mai Kennerley, daughter of Capt. 
Joseph Kennerley and Josepha Beale, of "Greenway Court," 
Clarke Co., Va. Mr. Skinker died, leaving two children, Mary 
Clothilde Skinker and Dorothy Ann Skinker. "Greenway Court" 
was the home of Thomas, Lord Fairfax, and was left by him 
to his nephew, Mr. Martin, who, dying a bachelor, it passed out of 
the family. 

III. Cornelius Hite Skinker, son of Thomas Julian Skinker 
and Ann Eliza, nee Hite, is a successful lawyer in Bolivar, Polk 
Co.. Mo. He married (1888) Minnie Lee Gravey. Issue, three 
children : Howard Skinker, Cornelius Hite Skinker, Jr., and Lois 
Evelyn Skinker. 

JY. Hugh Garland Skinker, son of Thomas Julian Skinker. 
Sr.. and Ann Eliza, nee Hite. Married Annie Lee Rucker, of 
Loudoun Co., Va. Issue: 

1. Hugh Garland Skinker, Jr. 
"2. Julian Hampson Skinker. 
3. Susan Hite Skinker. 
Xelly Conway, nee Madison, first wife of Maj. Isaac Hite, of 
Belle Grove, died December 2-i, 1803. 

Maj. Isaac Hite, of Belle Grove, was married a second tune to 
Anne Tunstall Maury, December 1, 1803. She was born 
September 14, 1782, and was daughter of Rev. Walker Maury, 
son of Rev. James Maury and Mary, nee Walker, of Albemarle 
Co., V«. 

FONTAIXE-MAURY FAMILY. 

Coat-of-Arms — Argent a fesse, embattled between two elephants' heads, 
erased, with tusks depressed in chief, on base. Three masted ships, with 
sails and pennants spread. 

Crest — An elephant's head erased, with tusks depressed. 

Mon. Jean de la Fontaine, son of Jaques de la Fontaine, born 
in tlie Province of Maine on the borders of Normandy in 1500, 
was a cultured man of rare ability and strict integrity. When he 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 385 

attained his majority his father i-nx-ured for liini a eonimission 
ill tlie household of Francis I, of France, in "lyOrdonnance du 
Iioi.'' Jean retained this commission, not only through the reign 
of Francis I, hut during those of Henry I[ and Francis H and 
until the second year of Charles IX. when lie resigned. 

Jean and his father were converted to Protestantism in 1535, 
wliile he was living at court. During that time he had also mar- 
ried and had four sons. For several years he had been desirous 
of retiring from the service of the king, but remained, thinking 
it a safeguard for himself and family against persecution, and it 
also afforded him many opportunities of shielding his Protestant 
brethren, he being much beloved by his brother officers, as well 
as the men under his command. 

In 1561 the "Edict of Pacification," commonly known as the 
"January Edict," was granted. He now resigned and retired to 
his paternal estates, thinking in private life to worship accord- 
ing to his convictions of right, unmolested. It was a fatal mis- 
take. In 1563, by order of Charles IX, a band of soldiers, at 
midnight, entered his house and ruthlessly murdered him, his 
wife and their faithful valet. His son, James, b. 1549, only 
fourteen years of age, fled with his two younger brothers to 
Rochelle, then a Protestant stronghold, where friends cared for 
them. 

James became a merchant, married, and had a son called for 
himself, James, born 1603, who entered the ministry. ^Vhile 
studying for orders he became tutor to the sons of the Countess 
of Eoyan. When he was ordained he took charge of the "United 
Churches of Yaux and Eoyan." In 1628 he married a Miss 
Tliompson, of London, who was said to be a most accomplished 
lady, "speaking French fluently and playing well upon the 
spinette." She died 1641 and the Eev. James de la Fontaine 
married Mile. Marie Chaillon. of Pons, in Saintonge. This James 
is described as "a very handsome man, of rare attainments and 
most persuasive eloquence." He died 1666, loved and honored 
of all. He left a large family and four of his sons entered the 
ministry. His son James was one of the four. He was born at 
Jenonville, 1658, and later wrote his father's memoirs. Just as 
he completed his college course his mother, Marie Chaillon, died 



386 



SOME PROMnE^-T 



and he came at once into a handsome property, these estates lying 
at Jenonville and Jaffa. He was the youngest of the family and 
like his predecessors, devoted to the Protestant cause. He suffered 
accordingly. Several times he was imprisoned and heavily fined. 
Benoit, in his history of the "Edict of Xantes,'" gives an account 







Rev. Jaques de la Fontaine, b. 1603 
Hector of the Churches of Vaux and Royan 

of his trial and imprisonment on one occasion. Vol. 3, pp. 744 and 
745. 

In October, 1695, Louis XIY revoked the Edict of Nantes and 
nothing was left for Protestants Ijut recantation, death or flight. 
James determined on the latter if possible. He went to Trem- 
l)lade, taking with him his niece and god-daughter, Jeanette 



VIRGIXIA I'AMILIEH 387 

Foivstcr. ]iis iiaueee, Adju' Pxun'ciciuol. and liei- sister Elizahoth. 
After overcoming innumerable and almost insufinountaMe diffi- 
culties and dangers, this party, with eight others, eiitei'cd a little 
sliallop and put to sea, aiming to reach a point near the Isle of 
Oberon. where they hoped, to waylay an English vessel with a 
Protestant captain. The plan succeeded, aiul after the English 
vessel had been searched for refugees, de la Fontaine and his 
party boarded Her, in sight of the French frigate, and, December 
1, 1085. were safely landed at Appledore in the English channel. 
Their first settlement was made at Barnstable, where al)out a vear 
later James de la Fontaine and Ann Hourciquot were married, 
February 8, 1686. 

The de la Fontaines nuide their home in England, until 16!)4, 
when ]\Ir. Fontaine accepted an invitation to take charge of a 
church in Cork, Ireland. In 1697 the city presented him with 
the freedom of the borough. 

After the de la Fontaines lost their property they gave up the 
prefix of de la to their name, as it marked them as belonging to 
a position in life which they could not maintain. 

In 1698 Mr. Fontaine left Cork and removed to Bear Haven 
and thence to Dublin. Here he opened a school of ancient and 
modern languages. In 1721 his w^ife died and his children be- 
came scattered. 

Peter was ordained in the Church of England in 1715. Mar- 
ried Elizabeth Founeau, emigrated to Virginia and became first 
rector of Westover Parish on the James Eiver. Here his wife 
died, leaving two children, a son and a daughter. Peter Fontaine, 
Jr., and Mrs. Isaac Winston. The Eev. Peter Fontaine married 
a second time and had five other children, viz. : ^Moses, ^Sarah, 
■■'Elizabeth, '^Joseph, and ^xAaron. The eldest son, Peter Fontaine, 
Jr., became a noted surveyor in Lunenburg Co., on the borders 
of Xorth Carolina. He made one of the earliest maps of that 
section. The youngest son, Aaron Fontaine, settled in Louisa Co., 
and is mentioned in early records, as Capt. Aaron Fontaine, in 
1797. His son. Col. Fontaine, was one of the first presidents of 
the Virginia Central Eailroad, now a part of the Chesaj)eake and 
Ohio system. 

Moses, second son of Kev. James Fontaine and Elizabeth, nee 
Bourciquot, studied law, married and made his home in England. 



388 



SOME PROMINEXT 



John, son of Eev. James Fontaine and Elizabeth Bourciquot, 
purchased a commission in the English army, but not liking the 
service he resigned. He spent some years in America, and accom- 
panied Gov. Spottswood in his exploring expedition to the Eu- 
phrates Eiver in 1716, when the Governor took possession of the 




Jean de la Fontaine 

country for King George I, of England, and instituted the order 
of the "Knights of the Golden Horseshoe." John Fontaine was 
one of his knights. He kept a Journal of his stay in America, 
which is now accepted as reliable history. John Fontaine returned 
to England and married. 

Francis Fontaine, son of Rev. James Fontaine and Elizabeth 
Bourciquot, took his degree of M. A. in Dublin, Ireland, and 



\]h'(!l\l.\ FAMILIES 380 

then studied for orders in the C'hurc-h of Enirhiii(h 'I'lie Arch- 
hisliop of Diiljlin gave liim a most eoniplinientary letter to tlie 
Bishop of London, from whom he received hotli Deacon's and 
Priest's orders. The Bishop of London gave him a letter to the 
Governor of Virginia, and soon after his marriage he sailed for 
the Colony and took charge of St. Margaret's Parish in King 
William Co., Ya. While in Cork, Ireland, Mary iVnne Fontaine, 
(laughter of Rev. James Fontaine and Elizaheth Bourciquot, met, 
and, in 1G9T, married Matthew Maury, a Huguenot exile liDm 
Castle ^lauron, Gascony. He was the son of Abram Maury and 
Marie Feauquereau, also Huguenots. Mathew Maury and his wife 
came to Virginia in 1719. She lived hut a short time and died 
at Westover Rectory, while on a \'isit to her Ijrother, Peter Fon- 
taine. James ^[aury, eldest son of Mathew Maury and Mary Ann, 
nee Fontaine, was ordained in London in 172-t by the Bishop 
and l)ecame first rector of Walker Parish in All)emarle Co., Va. 
He was also chaplain under Col. George Washington in his un- 
fortunate campaign against Fort Duquesne, near Pittslnirg. 

The Rev. James Maury married ( November 11, 1T43) ^lary 
M'alker, daughter of James Walker, and niece of Dr. Thomas 
Walker, of Castle Hill. W^alker Church, now Grace Church, in 
Walker Parish, was his first and only charge, holding it thirty- 
five years. He was much beloved, and his monument, which marks 
the site of the pulpit of old W^alker Church, is still standing. The 
following inscription is on it, "Sacred to the memory of the Rev. 
James ^lauiy, first pastor of Walker Parish, born April 8, ITIT; 
died .Tune 9, ITGO. This monument was erected by Elizabeth 
AValker, as a tribute to his piety, learning and worth." 

Dr. Channing Page and some other genealogists have said the 
Rev. James Walker, first rector of Old W^alker Church, married 
(in 1TT3) Elizabeth or Susanna Walker. They are mistaken. 
Hi a "Tale of a Huguenot." by Mrs. Ann Maury, she quotes a 
letter from the Rev. Peter, uncle of Rev. James ^laury. in which 
he says, "he married a niece of Dr. Thomas W^alker." This Dr. 
Thomas Walker was further identified, as of Castle Hill, in the 
letter which speaks of him as prominent in "the great Ohio 
scheme," in which the Rev. James ^laury was also interested. 
This Dr. Thomas Walker in tlie family Bible is accorded but one 
brother, called John, but he must have had another called James, 



390 SOME PROMINENT 

whose birth is not put down. In the Eev. James Maury's Bible 
we find the following entries: 

•'James Maury, son of Mathew ]\Iaury and Mary Ann, Jiis wife, 
was born April 8, 1717. (0. S., April 19, 1717.) 

"Mary Maury, daughter of James Walker and Ann, his wife, 
Avas born November 22, 1724. 

"^ly dear Mollie and I were married ISTovember 11, 1743." 

These two extracts settle the vexed question of Mrs. James 
Maury's parentage. Her husband's uncle, Eev. Peter Fontaine, 
says : "Col. Walker, chief person in the Ohio scheme, is her uncle, 
and the family record in her Bible, written by her husband, says 
her father was James Walker." The inference is that Col. Walker 
had a brother James who was Mrs. Maury's father, although his 
birth is not recorded in the Walker Bible. 

Family record of Rev. James Maury and Mary, nee Walker, 
copied by J. S. B. Davison from his Bible : 

"James Maury, son of Mathew Maury and Mary Ann, his wife, 
was born April 8, 1717. (0. S., April 19, 1717.) Died June 9, 
1760. 

"j\Iary Maury, daughter of James Walker and Ann, his wife, 
was born Nov. 22, 1724, and departed this life March 20, 1798. 

"Leonard ' James Walker, son of James Walker and Anne, his 
wife, was born 1720 in November; died May, 1733. 

"My dear Molly and I were married November 11, 1743. 

1. "Mathew Maury, son of James Maury and Mary, his wife, 

was born Sept. 10, 1744. Departed this life May 6, 
1801. 

2. "James Maury, son of James Maury and his wife, 3Iary, 

was born Feb. 3, 1746. Departed this life Feb. 23, 
1840. 

3. "Leonard Maury, son of James Maury and Mary, his wife, 

was born June 3, 1747. Departed this life 1747. 

4. "Anne Maury, daughter of James Maury and Mary, his 

wife, was born Nov. 16, 1748. Departed this life Jan. 
8, 1822. Married Dan. Clayborn, King William Co. 

5. "Walker Maury, son of James Maury and Mary, his wife, 

was born July 21, 1752 ; died Oct. 11, 1788. 

6. "Catherine Maury, daughter of James Maury and Mary, 

his wife, was born July 15, 1754; died July 26, 1786. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 391 

7. "P^lizabeth Maury, (lau<;litc'r of James ^Jaury and Mary, 

his wife, was born April 1, 1756. 

8. '^Abrani ^Faury, son of James Maury and Mary, his wife, 

was born April 28, 1758. 

9. "Fontaine Maury, son of James Maury and Mary, his wife, 

was born Feb. 3. 1761 ; died Feb., 1824. 

10. ''Benjamin Maury, son of James Maury and Mary, his 

wife, was born Jan. 17, 1763 ; died Feb. 

11. "Eichard ]\[aury, son of James Maury and Mary, his wife, 

was born May 19, 1766; died Jan. 31, 1843. 

12. "Matilda Hite Maury, daughter of James Maury and Mary, 

his wife, was born Oct. 28, 1769 : died Nov. 7, 1821. 

Among the descendants of these thirteen children of the Rev. 
James Maury and Mary, nee AValker, there is a large number 
whose lives are worthy of note, but our limited space forbids us to 
make special mention of any excepting Matthew Fontaine J\laury 
and Gen'l Dabne}^ Herndon Maury. 

Matthew Maury was the son of Richard Maury (son of Rev. 
Matthew Maury, second rector of "Old Walker Parish"), who 
married (1790) Diana Minor, daughter of Maj. John Minor, of 
"Topping Castle," in Caroline Co., Ya. 

"When Matthew was al)out five years old his father moved to 
Tennessee and settled near Franklin. His daughter says in his 
biography, his parents were good and kind, but the day of obedient 
parents had not then dawned, so early in life young Matthew 
learned unquestioning cbedience. At twelve he had a fall from a 
tree and was so much injured that his father thought him unfitted 
for the life of a farmer, so gave him better educational advantages 
than he would otherwise have received. INIatthew determined to 
enter the navy, but there was some opposition and many obstacles. 
In 1737 he met with a second accident which at first was thought 
would incapacitate him for active naval service, but he was finally 
accepted by the naval authorities. 

His first book "On Navigation," soon liecame the text-book of 
the Xavy and won most complimentary notices from the highest 
nautical authorities in England. "Scraps from a Lucky Bag,*" a 
series of papers on naval reform, next attracted attention, and 
when his identity became known he at once became an authority 
on naval qiiestions and soon after he was put in charge of the 



392 SOME PROMINENT 

"Depot of Charts and Instruments," upon the recommendation 
of his hrother officers. This office he develoj^ed into the well 
known "National Observatory and Hydrographical Department of 
the United States Xavy." In 1818 his wind and current chart so 
pleased the Boston merchants they offered fifty thousand dollars 
to purchase a vessel to be kept at his order; but he declined, as 
four vessels were using his charts already. Maury's "Physical 
Geography of the Sea and its Meteorology," was so highly approved 
by Humboldt, Quintette and others, as to attract the attention of 
the world. It was translated into Dutch, French, Swedish, and 
Italian, and in a short time twenty editions were published in 
England. This interest enabled the author to assemble at Brussels, 
under the auspices of King Leopold in 1853, a "Congress of Ka- 
tions interested in Commerce." England, Eussia, Belgium, France, 
Holland, Sweden, jSTorway, Denmark, Portugal, and the United 
States were represented. It resulted in establishing a uniform 
system of observations, applicable to sea and land. Prussia, Spain, 
Sardinia, the free cities of Hamburg and Bremen, the Eepublic of 
Chili, and the emperors of Austria and Brazil, afterwards offered 
him their cooperation. The Pope established distinguishing flags, 
to 1)e used at the masts of all vessels from the States of the Church, 
whose masters used the new system at sea. In war these observa- 
tions were to be continued and the abstract to be held sacred by 
all nations. At the close of the "World's Congress," Maury re- 
turned to his post at Washington laden with honors, rich in fame. 
The great Humboldt declared he had "created a new science." 

January, 1855, a naval retiring board, through jealousy, retired 
him. A reason was demanded ; none could be given ; so nine months 
later, September 14, 1855, he was re-instated and made Commander. 

In 1845 Maury was led to the conclusion that there existed at 
the bottom of the ocean, between Newfoundland and Iceland, a 
broad plateau, and at his request Congress sent out vessels from 
time to time to demonstrate by experiment his system of deep sea 
soundings, but no specimens of the bottom deposit were ever 
In-ought up, until past ]\Iidshipnian John Minor Brooke, stationed 
at the Observatory, invented a contrivance by which the plummet 
or shot, on striking the bottom, detached itself and sent up the line 
with a specimen of the deposit. This lieautiful invention is called. 
"Brooke's Deep Sea Sounding Apparatus." 



yiRaiNIA FAMILIES 393 

In 1.S54 Mauiy jipplied to the Secretary ot the N'avy, showiiio- 
the npplicability of deep sea soundings to the laying of a sub- 
iiiaiine telegraphic cable across the Atlantic, from Newfoundland 
to Iceland. Lieut. C. H. Berryman was now detailed with the 
I'liited States Steamer Arctic to make observations upon the 
practicability of laying this submarine telegraphic wire one 
thousand and six hundred miles, which was the distance between 
the proposed points. He was accompanied by Lieut. Strain, past 
^iidshipmen Thomas and i\ritchell, and Midshipman Barnes. The 
soundings and specimens were turned over to the Xaval Observa- 
tory and Lieut. jMaury affirmed the outcome of this survey, 
establishing the fact of the practicability of laying the wires 
successfully on the bed of the sea. 

When the Civil War opened and Virginia seceded, Maury deter- 
mined at once to cast his lot with the South, and resigned from 
the United States Xavy, at once entering that of the Confederacy. 
The President refused to accept his resignation, which put him 
in the position of a deserter. This, however, had no weight witli 
Maury, when a question of duty arose. "Death is but death," 
said he, "and the halter has no more terrors for me than the 
bullet." When his resignation was known in Europe, he was in- 
vited to become the guest of Eussia. An autograph letter from 
C4rand Duke Constantine, brother of the Czar and Grand Admiral 
of Eussia, offered the honor. France gave a smiilar invitation. 
These letters were brought to Eichmond by a flag of truce to the 
Eussian Minister Baron Stack and the French Minister, accom- 
panied by the Eussian Envoy,. Baron Gerotte. They waited on 
^fr. jMaur}'^ in person, but he declined all their offers, saying, "Tie 
could not desert his beloved southland in her hour of trial." He 
was aitpointed chief of the seaboard and harbor defences, and the 
"Merrimac" was fitted out under his direction. In 1862 he es- 
tablished a naval submarine battery at Eichmond. Soon after, he 
was sent to England, where he made a number of important dis- 
coveries, particularly in the application of magnetic electricity to 
torpedoes, which he invented. ^Tien the war closed he went to 
Mexico, and ^faximillian offered him a place in his cabinet. Dis- 
trusting the stability of French rule in Mexico, he declined and 
went to England, where Cambridge University conferred on him 
the decree of LL. D. 



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394 SOME PROMINENT 

Napoleon now offered him the "Superintendence of the Imperial 
Observatory," but he longed for his native land. In 1868 he 
accepted the post of Professor of Physics in the Virginia Military 
Institute at Lexington. Five years later, in 1873, he died and was 
carried to Eichmond, and buried at Hollywood Cemetery on a 
lovely knoll overlooking James Eiver. 

Matthew F. ]\Iaury has left to the youth of the comitry he loved 
so well, an undying example, showing how a man may be both 
great and good, mighty in mind, and pure in heart. He persisted 
in the path of duty, even when it led to poverty and exile, dis- 
charging every responsibility in life faithfully and with his whole 
heart. 

Margaret Preston, Virginia's sweetest poetess, truly says of him : 

No sage of all the ages past, 

Ambered in Plutarch's limpid story, 
Upon his living age has cast 

A radiance touched with truer glory. 
His noble living for the ends 

God set him, duty underlying, 
Each thought, word, action, nought transcends 

In lustre save his noble dying. 

Lieut. Maury wrote the following books: "On ^Navigation," 
"Scraps From a Lucky Bag," "Physical Geography of the Sea 
and its jMeteorology," "Scheme for Rebuilding Southern Com- 
merce," "Letters on the Amazon and the Atlantic Slopes of South 
America," "Physical Survey of Virginia," "Relations between 
Magnetism and the Circulation of the Atmosphere," "Lanes for 
Steamers Crossing the Atlantic," "Manual of Geography, Mathe- 
matical, Civil and Physical," "Resources of Virginia" (in con- 
nection with Wm. Fontaine). "The Maury Wing and Current 
Charts and Sailing Directions." This last mentioned work gave 
him the sobriquet of "Pathfinder of the Seas." 

The King of Belgium made him, "Knight of the Order of St. 
Ann." 

The King of Denmark made him, "Knight of the Tower and 
Sword." 

The King of Belgium made him, "Knight of the Order of St. 
Leopold." 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 395 

The Emperor of France made him, "Coininander of the Legion 
(.r Honor." 

Prussia, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Holland, Sardinia, Bremen, 
and France struck medals in his honor. 

The Pope sent liim a complete set of all the medals struck during 
his pontificate. 

Later the unfortunate Emperor of Mexico added the decoration 
of ''Our Lady of Guadalupe." 

His services to science were recognized by over twenty learned 
societies. 

Matthew F. Maury in 1834 married his coushi Ann Hull Hern- 
don, daughter of Dabney Herndon and Elizabeth, nee Hull, after 
an engagement of three years. Soon after she accepted him he 
was ordered to sea. In parting he gave her a seal, to be used only 
on her letters to him, with the single word "Mizpah" inscribed 
upon it. "The Lord watch between me and thee when absent one 
from another." 

Of the many who bear the name of Maury, next to his illustrious 
kinsman, Matthew F. Maury, stands Gen'l Dabney Herndon Maury, 
as most deserving of our admiration. He was born May 20, 1823, 
and was the son of Capt. John Minor Maury, who married Eliza 
Maury, his first cousin. Urged by friends, Dabney first studied 
law, at the University of Virginia; but he was born a soldier, so 
entered AVest Point Military Academy and graduated from there 
in 184G, with the rank of brevet Second Lieutenant in the mounted 
I'ifles. He served with distinction in the Mexican War, was 
severely womided at the battle of Vera Cruz and received the brevet 
of First Lieutenant for gallantry. In further recognition of his 
services he was presented with a sword by the citizens of Fredericks- 
burg. He then accepted a professorship at AA'est Point, where he 
remained a number of years. From 1852 to 1858 he was engaged 
in frontier duty in Texas, as First Lieutenant in the momited 
Eifles. In 1858 he was appointed superintendent of the Cavalry 
School at Carlisle, Pa. From 1860 to the outbreak of the Civil 
War he was Assistant Adjutant General with the rank of brevet 
Captain in Xew Mexico. In 1861 Virginia seceded, and he 
])romptly resigned from the United States service and was commis- 
sioned Captain of a Corps of Cavalry in the C. S. A. He was next 
promoted to Colonel and then made Adjutant General of the army 



396 SOME PROMINENT 

of IManassas. When Geirl Earl \-'an Dorn was assigned the com- 
mand of the trans-Mississippi Department he became his chief of 
stalf. After the battle of Elkshorn Tavern, on the reconmienda- 
tion of Gen'l Yan Dorn, Maury was promoted to Brigadier General. 
At the battle of Tupelo he commanded a division and served as 
rear guard, repelling pursuit. Later, he commanded the centre, at 
the battle of Corinth, against Eosecrans, and gallantly assaulted 
the enemy and drove them from their entrenchments, chasing them 
through the town. x\fterward when the southern army retreated 
he defended the rear, fighting spiritedly at Hatcher's Bridge. In 
November, 1862, he was promoted Major General and assigned to 
the command of the right Aving in the defence of Vicksburg, where 
he again distinguished himself. In April, 1863, he was ordered 
to Knoxville, Tenn. He was there only a month when he was 
ordered to the command of the Gulf District, where he served to 
the end of the war. In August, 1864, in spite of an obstinate 
struggle, the defences of Mobile Bay were taken. In 1865, Maury, 
with a garrison of nine thousand men, defended the city of jMobile, 
against the assaults of Canby with forty-five thousand men. His 
losses were heavy and finally he was compelled to return to Merid- 
ian. In May, his forces were included in the general capitulation 
of Gen"l Eichard Taylor. 

After the close of the war, Gen'l Maury made his home in Eich- 
mond. He made many valuable contributions to the history of 
the Civil War and in 1869 organized the "Southern Historical 
Society." In 1878 he was leader in the movement for the organiza- 
tion of the volunteer troops of the nation and until 1890 served 
as a member of the executive committee of the National Guard 
Association of the United States. In 1886 he was appointed United 
States Minister to Colombia, a position he held until June, 1889. 
Afterwards he engaged in literary pursuits, being the author of 
a history of Virginia and several books of fiction. He died at the 
residence of his son at Peoria, 111., but was buried in Fredericks- 
burg, Ya. Gen'l Maury was a man of strongest principles. 
Nothing could swerve him one hair's breadth from what he con- 
sidered the path of duty and right. As an instance, in 1895, at a 
time when he was entirely without means, he was offered the 
position of one of the managers of the Louisiana Lottery, made 
vacant by the death of the incumbent. The position was for life 



VIRGINIA IWMII.IEH 397 

and brought a very large salar}-. He promptly but courteously 
declined it, saying he could not conscientiously accept it. 

Maj. Gen'l Dabney Herndon :\raury, C. S. A., b. 1822; d. liioO; 
married Anna Eose Mason. 

ilatthew Maury, son of James Maury and Mary, nee Walker, 
was ordained in London to both Deacon's and Priest's orders in the 
Church of England. On his return to America, at the death of 
his father, the Eev. James Maury, he became second rector of 
Old Walker Cluinli (now Grace), which position he filled until 
his death, 1801. 

Walker Maury, sixth son of Rev. James ]\raury, graduated at 
William and Mary College, and was the successful competitor for 
the Botetourt medal. He studied for orders in the Church of Eng- 
land and was ordained Iwth Deacon and Priest in London. He 
returned to Virginia and was made professor at William and Mary 
College in Williamsburg. After some years he became headmaster 
of a preparatory school attached to the college. In 1786 he took 
charge of Old St. Paul's Church, at A^orfolk, Ya. In ITSS 
yellow fever scourged Xorfolk. Mr. ]\Iaury sent his wife and 
children to Orange County, but he remained to minister to the 
sick and dying. He became one of the fevers latest victims, 
dying October 11, 1788. After the death of her husband, ^Irs. 
Maury remained in Orange Co., and opened a select school for 
girls, which she conducted successfully for several years. Her 
sons, however, soon went into business and her two eldest daughters 
married, leaving only Penelope, the youngest, with her; so she 
yielded to the entreaties of her daughter, Mrs. Isaac Hite, and 
both came to live at Belle Grove, in Frederick Co., Va. Here 
Penelope soon met and married Eobert Peale Polk, a lawA^er in 
Washington. The Eev. Walker Maury married at Williamsburg, 
^farch 7. 1776, ^lary, daughter of Ludwell Grymes and ^lary 
(Stith) Dawson. Issue: 

]Mary L. ]\Iaury, was born June 7, 1777. ]\Iarried John 
Hay, Feb. 23, 1797. 

James W. S. Maury. 1). March 7, 1779. 

Leonard Hill Maury, b. Dec. 4, 1780. ^tarried A'irginia 
Campbell, Jan. 27, 1803. 

Ann Tunstall Maury, b. Sept. 14. 1782. Married Maj. 
Isaac Hite. of Belle Grove, Dec. 5, 1803. 



398 SOME PROMINENT 

William ({rvmes jMaiirv, was born March 29. 1784. Mar- 
ried Xamiy Woolfolk, July, 1808. 
Penelope Johnston ]\Iaury, b. June 3, 1785. Married 

Eobert Peale Polk, attorney-at-law. 
Matthew F. Maury, b. Sept. 15, 1786. 
C*atherine Ann Maury, was born May 20, 1788. Died in 
infancy. 
Mrs. Maury died in 1839, at Belle Grove, and was buried at 
"Long- ^Meadows," the Hite burying ground. 

Bible record of Maj. Isaac Hite, of Belle Grove, who married a 
second time, Ann Tunstall Maury, on the first day of December, 
1803. Issue : 

1. "Ann ]\Iaury Hite, was born June 17, 1805. half after six 

O'clock a. m." (Married Philip Williams, attorney-at- 
law.) 

2. "Isaac Fontaine Hite, was born May 7, 1807, half after 

twelve o'clock p. m." (Married Maria Louise Davison.) 

3. "Mary Eltinge Hite, was born Oct. 26, half after eight 

p. m., 1808." (Married J. Smith B. Davison, attorney- 
at-law, Winchester.) 

4. "Eebecca Grymes Hite, was born May 12, half after nine 

o'clock a. m., 1810." (Married Bev. John Loder.) 

5. "Walker Maury Hite, was born May 12, 1811, at ten 

o'clock a. m." (Married Mary Eleanor Williams, of 
Culpeper Co., Va.) 

6. "Sarah Macon Clark Hite, was born Kov. 7, 1812, half 

after seven a. m." (Married Mark Bird, attorney.) 

7. "Penelope Elizabeth Lee Hite, was born Aug. 14, 1814, 

half after three a. m." (Married Baleigh Brook Green, 
attorney-at-law, of Culpeper Co., Va.) 

8. "Hugh Holmes Hite, was born Aug. 10, 1816, half after 

eleven o'clock a. m." (Married Ann Bandolph Meade, 
of "Lucky Hit," Clark Co., Va.) 

9. "Cornelius Baldwin Hite, was bom Feb. 25, 1818, at half 

past seven a. m." (]\Iarried Elizabeth Augusta Smith, 

of Winchester.) 
10. "Matilda Madison Hite, was bom June 9, 1819. at eleven 

o'clock a. m." (Married Dr. Alexander Davison, of 

Jefferson City, Mo.) 
Maj. Isaac Hite, of Belle Grove, died November 24, 1836. His 
wife, Anne Tunstall (Maury) Hite, died January 6, 1851. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 399 



CHAPTER XIV 



SLAUGHTER FAMILY. 

The coat-of-arms of the Slaughter family is found on a seal to 
a bond of William Slaughter, as Sheriff in 1685, examined by the 
editor in Essex County Clerk's oflfiee, answering in Burke's 
"Landed Gentry" to Slaughter of Counties Gloucester and Wor- 
cester. Arms — A saltire azure. 

In the early deeds and records of Virginia we find the name of 
Slaughter, as far back as 1635^ when John Slaughter took out 
a patent for land, May 30, 1635. Again we find an old will of 
Francis Slaughter, taken from certified records now in the State 
Libran- of Virginia. In this quaint old will he speaks of mother- 
in-law, Margaret Upton, to whom he leaves ten shillings to buy a 
pair of gloves (presumably mourning gloves) ; to brother-in-law, 
Col. Moses Fauntleroy, '^my book entitled, 'Hooker's Ecclesiastical 
Policy' " ; wife, Elizabeth, is executrix, and also "friend and loving 
brother, Humphrey Booth," to whom he leaves his rapier and 
mare. And in return Margaret Upton, March 8, 1655, relict of 
Lieut. Col. John Upton, leaves to Francis Slaughter eight hundred 
and fifty acres of land. 

Eev. Dr. Philip Slaughter in his '"'St. Mark's Parish," a book 
of inestimable value to all seekers of genealogical matter, for 
which we all owe to him a debt of thanks, says, "We limit our 
notice of the Slaughter family to two brothers, Eobert and Francis, 
who were transplanted into St. Mark's Parish early in the 
eighteenth century, as it is. not worth while to trace back to the 
stock from whence they sprang in England." 

Robert- and Francis- Slaughter were the sons of Robert^ 
Slaughter and his wife, Frances Anne Jones. They were the first 
church wardens of St. Mark's Parish, chosen by the first vestry 
in 1731. St. Mark's Parish, according to Rev. Philip Slaughter, 
antedated the county by eighteen years. The register of St. Mark's 
Parish is the oldest manuscript in Culpeper Co., Va. The parish 



400 SOME PROMINENT 

was established by act of Assembly in 1730 and the County in 
1748. Fp to 1734-35 St. Mark's Parish was in Spottsylvania, in 
1748 in Culpeper Co., Va. 

Secoxd Gexeeatiox. 

II. Eobert Slaughter- (Eobert^), eldest son of Eobert Slaughter 
and Frances Anne Jones^ his wife, was a very prominent member 
of St. Mark's Parish. In an old record, dated 1752, he is spoken 
of as Col. Eobert Slaughter and as having served in a campaign 
against the French and Indians. The name of Thomas Slaughter 
also appears. In 1742 Eobert Slaughter is spoken of as placing a 
sundial at the church door, and in 1747 he was chosen vestryman 
in place of Major Finlason, deceased. Eobert Slaughter married 
(1723) Mary Smith, daughter of Augustine Smith. She Avas 
born July 13, 1713. Issue: 

4. I. Eobert Slaughter^ Married (1750) Susannah 

Harrison. 

5. II. William Slaughter^. Married Miss Zimmerman and 

moved to Jefferson Co., Kentucky. 
Thomas Slaughter^. Married Miss Eobinson. 
Francis Slaughter^. Married Miss Luggett. 
James Slaughter^. Married Susan, daughter of Maj. 

Philip Clayton. 
9. YI. Lawrence Slaughter^, Married Miss Field, daughter 

of Col. John Field. 

10. VII. George Slaughter^. Married Miss Field, daughter of 

Col. John Field. 

11. YIII. Elizabeth Lightfoot Slaughter^ 

12. IX. Martha Jones Slaughter'. Married, first, Capt. 

Gabriel Jones, of the Eevolutionary Army ; second. 

Major William Broaddus. 
II. Francis Slaughter- (Eobert^), second son of Eobert 
Slaughter and Frances Anne Jones, his wife, was also a very promi- 
nent man in his parish and county. He owned a large tract of 
land, including the old glebe, near what is now called "Brandy 
Station," and adjoining the land of Eeuben Slaughter and Cad- 
wallader Slaughter. In 1757 he was vestryman of St. Mark's 
Parish. In 1765 James Slaughter and James Pendleton were 
elected vestrymen in the place of Francis Slaughter, gentleman. 



6. 


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VIRGINIA FAMILIEH 401 

deceased, and 'I'lioinas Slaii,<:litcr. who had moved from the parish. 
In 1729 Francis Shui,<>htt'r mai-ricd Aiine Li^litfoot. Issue: 
13. I. Francis Shiu<,diter'. Married Miss Coleman, daugh- 
ter of Robert Coleman. 
John Slaughter''. Married Milh^ Coleman. 
Keul)en Slaugliter'". 
Cadwallader Shtughter'. 

Frances Slaughter^ Married Capt. William Ball. 
Daughter Slaughter". Married Edward Thomas, 
and had a son : 
I. Edward Thomas*, meml)er of the Kentucky House of 
Eepresentatives in 1793. Married Susannah Beall and 
had several children, one of them : 
I. Lucinda Thomas'* married Dr. \Vm. Elliott, of Xew 
Haven, Kentucky. 

Third Generation. 

III. William Slaughter^ (Eobert-, EobertM, son of Robert 
Slaughter and Mary Smith, daughter of Augustine Smith, of 
Shooter's Hill. Married Miss Zimmerman and moved to Jefferson 
Co.. Ky., and had issue: 

laughter*. 

Married Miss Briscoe. 

Married Miss Crane, of Jeffer- 
son Co., Ky., and represented that county for 
many years. 
Y. Smith Slaughter*. Married Miss Crane, of Jefferson 
Co., Ky, ; he represented the county for many years. 
III. Thomas Slaughter'' (Robert"-, Robert^), son of Robert 
Slaughter and Mary Smith. Married Miss Robinson and had issue : 
23. I. Robert Slaughter*, of the Grange. Married Miss 
Stanton and had issue : 
Thomas Slaughter". 
Henry Slaughter^'. 

Stanton Slaughter^, High Sheriff of Culpeper. Mar- 
ried Miss Pickett. 
Arthur Slaughter^. 
Augustine Slaughter^. 
Wm. Stanton Slaughter". 



19. 


I. 


Thomas Slaughter*. 


20. 


II. 


William Slaughter*. 


21. 


III. 


John Slaughter*. 


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Gabriel Slaughter*. 



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402 SOME PROMINENT 

30. VII. Martin Slaughter^ of Culpeper bar. Married Miss 

Boiling, of Petersburg. 

31. II. Aug'ustine Slaughter*, surgeon in the Revolution. 

III. Col. James Slaughter"* (Robert-, Robert^) son of Robert 
Slaughter and Mary Smith, his wife ; commanded a regiment at 
the battle of Great Bridge, in the Revolution of 1776. Married 
Susan, daughter of Major Philip Clayton, and had issue: 

32. I. Captain Philip Slaughter*, b. 1758; d. 1849. Mar- 

ried, first, Peggy French Strother; second, Eliza- 
beth Towles. 

33. II. Samuel Slaughter*. Married, first. Miss Banks; 

second, Virginia Stanard. (See Carter Genealogy.) 

34. III. Thomas Smith Slaughter*, Jackson elector in Ky., 

b. 1778; d. 1838. Married Lucy Bibb. 
Robert Slaughter*. Married Margaret Pendleton. 
George Slaughter*, d. Culpeper. 
Anne Slaughter*. Married Reuben Pry. 
Sally Slaughter*. Married McLaughlin. 

Slaughter*. Married Judge Speed. 

Mary Slaughter*. Married Bell. 

III. Lawrence Slaughter'* (Robert-, Robert^), son of Robert 
Slaughter^ and Mary Smith, his wife ; lieutenant in Virginia State 
line, under Gen'l George Rogers Clarke in campaign in that part 
of Virginia which is now Illinois. He was killed in the battle of 
Point Pleasant, Gen'l Andrew Lewis commanding. Married 
Susanna Pield, daughter of Col. John Field, who served in Brad- 
dock's war and fell, fighting at the head of his regiment at the 
battle of Point Pleasant. Col. Field was also a member of the 
House of Burgesses from Culpeper Co., Va., 1765. Lieut. Lawrence 
Slaughter and Susanna Field had following issue : 

41. I. John Field Slaughter*. Married, first. Miss Alex- 
ander, of Effingham, Prince William Co., Va. ; 
second, Miss Slaughter, daughter of Col. Robert 
Slaughter of the "Grange," Culpeper Co., Va. 
Anne Slaughter*. Married Baylor Banks. 
Mildred Slaughter*. Married James Marye. 
Robert Field Slaughter*. Married Sarah Bond. 
Matilda Slaughter*. Married McCoul. 
George S. Slauo-hter*. 



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IX. 



42. 


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44. 


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45. 


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46. 


VI. 



TIRO INI A FAMJfJES 403 

47. \'II. Lawiviicc Sl;iii<;lit(M-\ 

48. \'1IT. Fraiurs S1:uikIiU'i\ 

III. George Sljiuiihlci-' (l^)l)('l•t-, Robert^), son of Robert 
Slaughter and Mary Smitli. Iiis wife: \v;is an oHicer in the Revolu- 
tion. He raised one of I he lirst (■()iii|)ani('s of Minute Men in 
Culpeper and at the close of the war ivinoved to Kentucky with 
(ieorge Rogers Clark and connnanded a fort at the Falls of the 
Ohio. He was one of the founders of the city of Louisville, which 
was then in the State of Virginia. Col. George Slaughter married 
a daughter of Col. John Field: died in Cohinihus, 1815, leaving 
no issue. 

III. Franeis Slaughter'' (Francis-, Robert'), son of Francis 
Slaughter- and Anne Lightfoot, his wife. Married a daughter 
of Robert Coleman, on whose land Culpeper Courthouse was 
founded. He moved to Kentucky and settled in Hardin County 
about 1785, as did all his children. Issue: 

40. I. Francis Slaughter*. Married Miss Hollaway. Issue : 
I. Dr. Henry Slaughter", who moved South. 

III. John Slaughter' (Francis-, Robert'), son of Francis 
Slaughter and Anne Lightfoot. Married Milly Coleman and had 
issue : 

50. I. Robert Slaughter*. Married a sister of Gov. Gabriel 
Slaughter, of Kentucky, and had issue : 
Charles Slaughter^. 
Edward Slaughter'. 
Cadwallader Slaughter*. Married, first, Miss 

Yancey ; second, Miss Hampton, and had issue : 
Richard Slaughter''. 
John H. Slaughter"'. 
III. Robert Slaughter^ 
Edward Slaughter"'. 
Cadwallader Slaughter^. There were also several 

daughters. 
Francis Slaughter*, moved to Kentucky. 
Thomas K. Slaughter*, moved to Kentucky. 
John S. Slaughter*. Married Miss Brown, daughter 
of Captain Brown, and had thirteen children. 



51. 


I, 


52. 


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II, 


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I 


55. 


II. 


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60. 


V 



404 SOME PROMINENT 

III. Eeuben Slaughter'' (Francis-, Robert^), son of Francis 
Slaughter and Anne Lightfoot. Married and had issue : 
(31. I. Goodrich Slaughter*. 

62. II. Joseph Slaughter*. 

63. III. William Slaughter*. 

64. IV. Robert Slaughter*. 

This branch of the family moved to Bedford Co., Va., where 
Joseph Slaughter married and has descendants who are Harrises. 

III. Cadwallader Slaughter-^ (Francis^ Eobert^), son of Francis 
Slaughter- and Anne Lightfoot, his wife. Married, first. Miss 
Ramsdell, and had issue : 

65. I. Margaret Slaughter*. Married Charles Morehead. 

66. II. Matilda Slaughter*. Married John Churchill. 

67. III. Francis Ramsdell Slaughter*. Married Fanny 

Latham. Issue : 

I. Elizabeth Slaughter^, d. ^ . 

II. Cadwallader Slaughter^. Married Frances Ann Vance. 
Issue : 
I. Elizabeth Slaughter**. Married Squire Bassett, of Lexing- 
ton, Ky. Issue : 
I. Daughter Bassett". Married Mr. Scott. 
II. Daughter Bassett^ Married Mr. Threlkeld. 

III. Philip Slaughter^ Married Mary Ann Smith. 
IV. Henry Slaughter^, d. unmarried. 

V. Matilda Slaughter". Married Joseph Longest. 

Fourth Generation. 

IV. Captain Philip Slaughter* (Col. James', Robert-, Robert*), 
son of Col. James Slaughter' and Susan Clayton, his wife ; b. 
1758; d. 1849. Married, first, Peggy French Strother; second, 
Elizabeth Towles. Issue: 

68. I. Lucy Coleman Slaughter^. Married Isaac H. 

Williams. (Williams Family.) 

69. II. Susan Slaughter^ Married Mr. McConchie. 

70. III. Polly Slaughter^ Married Dr. Frank Conway. 

Issue : 

71. I. Susan Conway''. Married Dr. Shepherd. 

72. II. Margaret Conway^. Married Philip Clayton. 

73. III. Dr. Philip Conway'*. Married Bettie Yerby. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 405 

Dr. Albert Conway". 

Eliza French Slaughter'. Married Col. John B. 
Dade, of King George County, and had issue : 

Captain Townsend Dade"'. 

Philip Dade«. 

Margaret Dade*^. Married Edward Smith, of Wash- 
ington, D. C. Issue: 

Edward Smith'. 

Townsend Smith'. 

John Battaile Smith". 

Philip Smith". 

Ophelia Ann Smith". Married James F. Hans- 
borough, and had issue : 

Benjamin F. Hansborough^. 

Lucien Hansborough^. 

Annie Hansborough^. 

Eliza French Hansborough*. 

Pearl Hansborough^. 

Rosalie Fitzhugli Hansborough^. 

Sally Slaughter^. Married Judge Philip Slaughter, 
of Kentucky. 

92. VI. Daniel French Slaughter'. Married, first, Letitia 

Madison, daughter of Gen'l William Madison, 
second brother of James Madison, Jr., President 
of the United States. Issue : 

93. I. James Edwin Slaughter^. 

94. II. Philip Madison Slaughter*'. Married Clementine 

Luzenburg, of Xew Orleans. Issue : 

95. I. Edward Luzenburg Slaughter". Married Lucy 

Williams. 

96. II. Mary Clement Slaughter". Married Hugh Hamilton, 

Jr. Issue : 

97. I. Cornelia Long Hamilton*. 
II. Edwin Slaughter Hamilton®. 

Daniel French Slaughter' married, second, Mary W. Winston, 
and had issue : 

98. I. Mary Wallace Slaughter*'. 

99. II. Eliza French Slaughter". 

100. III. Caroline Slauffhter". 



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406 SOME PROMINENT 

John M. Slaughter". 

Daniel Alexander Slaughter". Married Katherine 
Somerville. Issue : 

Daniel French Slaughter^. 

Dr. Thomas Towles Slaughter". Married, first, 
Jane, daughter of Eeynolds Chapman, of Orange 
Co., Va. ; second, Julia Bradford. 
Issue by first marriage : 

104. I. Thomas Larkin Slaughter". 

105. II. Eeynolds Chapman Slaughter". Married Louise 
Lake. 

106. III. Col. Philip Peyton Slaughter", C. S. A. Married 
Emma Thompson. Issue : 

107. I. Elizabeth Pendleton Slaughter". Married Lucien 
Smith. Issue : 

108. I. Katherine Mercer Smith^. 

109. VIII. Dr. Alfred Edwin C. Slaughter^ C. S. A. Married 
Jennie Taylor, and had issue : 

I. Eobert Carroll Slaughter". 
II. Jane Chapman Slaughter". Married Judge Moore, of 
]^elson Co., Va. Issue : 

110. I. Downer Moore^. 

111. III. Sadie Patton Slaughter". 
113. IV. Alfred Edwin Slaughter". 

113. V, James Shepherd Slaughter", Lieut. C. S. A. 

114. VI. Col. Mercer Slaughter", C. S. A., son of Dr. Thomas 
Towles Slaughter''"' and his, wife, Jane Chapman, 
b. Orange Co., Va., Feb. S5, 1844; d. Eich- 
mond, May 10, 1897. He was a student at the 
Virginia Military Institute. He entered the 
Confederate Army, rose to the rank of lieutenant 
of artillery in Peyton's, afterwards Fry's, battery 
and was later promoted a colonel. Col. Mercer 
was a genealogist and litterateur and at the time 
of his death was collecting historical annals. 
Fortunately his manuscripts have been preserved 
and it is to be hoped that they may some day 
be published. Col. Slaughter married Mary 
Buell. Issue : 



riRGIXIA FAMILIES 407 

115. I. Mary Slau<;litt'r'. 

116. II. Vivian Slaughter^ 

117. YII. Ricliard Slaughter", Lieut. C. S. Navy. 

Dr. Thomas Towk-s Shiugliter'' iiiairiod, second, Julia Bradford, 
and had issue : 

YIII. Jane Chapman Slaugliter*^. 

IX. Robert Madison Slaughter". Married Fanny Innis. 
Issue : 

118. I. Virginia Lemoine Slaughter'^. 

119. II. Julia Bradford Slaughter". 

120. III. Xanny Strieker Slaughter'. 

121. IV. Robert Innis Slaughter". 

122. VIII. Rev. Philip Slaughter', D. D., brother of Dr. 

Thomas Towles Slaughter^ and son of Col. Philip 
Slaughter* and Peggy French Strother. Married 
Anna Sophia Semmes and had issue : 

123. I. Mary Elizabeth Slaughter"'. 

124. II. Sophia Mercer Slaughter®. Married Thomas Towles 

Slaughter. 

125. IX. Mary Slaughter^ daughter of Col. Philip Slaughter 

and Peggy French Strother, his wife. Married 
Hon. Robert A. Thompson, member of Congress 
from Virginia ; Judge in California ; grandson 
of Rev. John Thompson of St. Mark's Parish, 
1740. Issue: 

Sarah E. Thompson**. Married Dr. Huie. Issue : 

Robert Huie". 

Sadie Huie". Married Rootes Thompson. 

Robert A. Thompson®, editor of Sonora Democrat 
and Collector of Customs at San Francisco. Mar- 
ried Elizabeth West. Issue : 

Mary Xixon Thompson". 

Jennie Thompson". Married Mr. AVhitaker, of 
Philadelphia. 

Andrew Glassell Thompson". 

Elizabeth Thompson'. 

Mary Thompson". 

Dr. Thomas Larkin Thompson®, member of Congress 
from California and Minister to Brazil, under 
Cleveland. Married Marian Saterlee. Issue : 



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128. 


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131. 


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ITT. 



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408 SOME PROMINENT 

Mary Thompson'. Married Mr. Whipple. 

Francis Thompson'. 

Hugh S. Thompson'^. 

Edith Thompson'. 

Grace Thompson'^. 

Reginald Heber Thompson*', Judge of the City 
Court of Louisville, Ky., for many years. Mar- 
ried Elizabeth Howison Thompson, daughter of 
Col. Lightfoot Thompson. He d. full of honors, 
April 2, 1899, having won for himself the title 
of "The Sir Galahad of the Louisville Bar." 
142. V. Frank Poulson Thompson'', Superintendent of the 
Prison Reform in Central America, where he 
died of yellow fever, 1898. Married Mary West, 
and had issue : 

Mary Thompson'. Married Mr. Mears. 

Page Thompson'. Married Lieut. Cunningham, 
IT. S. A. 

Helen Thompson'. 

Thomas Thompson^. 

John Thompson'^. 

Roberta Thompson'. 

Augusta Thompson'^. 

Mary Mercer Thompson". Married Gen'l Ord, TJ. 
S. A. Issue : 
151. I. Lucy Ord". Married Lieutenant Mason, U. S. A. 
Issue : 

Mercer Mason® (daughter). 

Daughter Mason*. 

Daughter Mason*. 

Mary Mercer Ord^. 

Roberta Ord^. 

James Ord^. 

Lieut. Garusha Ord^, killed in the charge of San 
Juan, 1898. 

Edward Ord^ 

Anne Mercer Slaughter^. Married, first, Edward 
Robertson; second, Philip Slaughter, of Rappa- 
hannock, Va. 



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146. 


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VI. 



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VIRGINIA FAMILIES 409 

Issue by first inarriage : 

161. I. Cornelia Robertson". Married Dr. If. K. Lun-. 
Issue : 

162. I. Mary Mercer Long'. ^larried Dr. Ih-niy Soiiil-i- 
ville. Issue : 

John William Sonierville^. 
Cornelia Long ^onierville**. 
Jennie Somerville^. 
Harry Tunstall Sonierville^. 
Issue by second marriage : 

167. I. Dr. John Philip Slaughter". Married Kate Foster. 
Issue : 
Mary Mercer Slaughter'. 
Thomas Foster Slaughter^. 
C. E. Slaughter'. 
Cornelia Long Slaughter". 
Sophia Clayton Slaughter'^. Married Marion 

Spiedon. 
James William Slaughter'. 
Delia Towles Slaughter". 

Thomas Towles Slaughter*'. Married Sophia Mercer 
Slaughter, daughter of Rev. Philip Slaughter 
and Anna Sophia Semmes, his wife. 
Bessie Slaughter". Married Dr. F. S. Hall. 
Edward Mercer Slaughter", killed at the battle of 
Newtown, aged seventeen. 
TV. Samuel Slaughter* (Col. James^, Robert-, Robert^), son 
of Col. James Slaughter^ and Susan Clayton, his wife. Married, 
first, Miss Banks; second, Virginia Stanard. 
Issue by first marriage : 

Married S. K. Bradford. Issue : 
Married, first. Miss Walden. 

Married Mr. Miller. 

Married Travers Daniel. Mrs. 

d. October 16, 1883. She was 
daughter of Col. S. Slaughter Bradford and Alice 
Walden. his wife ; son of Samuel K. Bradford 
and Emily Slaughter'' : and grandson of Major 



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178. 


I. 


Emily Slaughter\ 


179. 


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S. S. Bradford". 
Issue : 


180. 


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Emily Bradford". 


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Flora Bradford'. 
Travers Daniel 



410 SOME PROMINENT 

Samuel K. Bradford of the Eevolutionary Army; 
and great-grandson of Major Bradford, of the 
British Army, and his wife, Jane^, daughter of 
Edward^, and Sarah (Champe) Carter, of Blen- 
heim. 
"St. Mark's Parish," by Dr. Slaughter, says there were three 
children : 

182. I. Alice DanieP. 

183. II. Minnie Daniels 

184. III. Travers DanieP. 

(See Eandolph Family, Chapter Y, Volume II.) 

S. S. Bradford^ married, second, Fanny Battaile, and had issue : 

185. III. Slaughter Bradford'. 
Caroline Grandine Bradford". 
Louise Bradford'', daughter of Emily Bradford, nee 

Slaughter, and S. K. Bradford. ]\Iarried Gen'l 
Wright. Issue : 

Edward Wright'. 

Rosa Wright' . Married Mr. Smith. Issue : 

Lieut. AYright Smithy, U. S. A. 

Mollie Smiths Married Mr. Y^ooten. Issue : 

Dr. Herbert Y'ooten^. 

Harry Y^ooten-'. 

Isabel Wooten'-'. Married Dr. Eichardson. 

Eobert Bruce Bradford*'. 

Eose Bradford". Married Prof. Naire, of Colum- 
bia College, N. Y. 
197. V. Mary Champe Bradford''. Married Mr. Yan 
Schaik. 

Dr. Alfred Bradford". 

Col. William B. Slaughter", son of Samuel Slaugh- 
ter* and Miss Banks, his wife. Married daugh- 
ter of Judge Slaughter. Issue : 

Mary Slaugliter". 

Col. Henry Slaughter^. Married Mary Tony. 
Issue : 

Burgess Slaugliter". 

Maria Slaughter^. Married Prof. Bailey, of West 
Point, and had issue : ■ 



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II. 


188. 


I. 


189. 


II. 


190. 


I. 


191. 


II. 


192. 


I. 


193. 


II. 


194. 


III. 


195. 


III. 


196. 


lY. 



198. 


YI. 


199. 


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201. 


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202. 


I. 


203. 


lY. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 411 



;»^04. 


I. 


Loving Bjiilev". 


205. 


IT. 


Wliittakor Baik'v''. 


206. 


III. 


Samuel S. Bailey". 


207. 


V. 


Louisa Slaughter''. :Marric'(l dt'ii"! Merrill, U. S. 
A. Issue : 


208. 


I. 


William Emory ^lerrill". 


209. 


II. 


S. S. Merrill'"'.' 


210. 


III. 


Anne Loving Merrill". 


211. 


yi. 


Dr. Philip Clayton Slaughter^ ]\Iarried ^lar^- Mc- 
Dowell. Issue : 


212. 


I. 


Ella Slaughter''. 


213. 


II. 


John Slaughter". 


214. 


III. 


Clayton Slaughter". 


215. 


i\'. 


Wood Slaughter". 


216. 


Y. 


Clarence Slaughter". 


217. 


Yll. 


Isabelle Slaughter^ daughter of Samuel Slaughter 
and Miss Banks, his wife ; married Col. Burbank, 
IJ. S. A. Issue: 


218. 


I. 


Sally Burbank". 


219. 


II. 


Fanny Burbank". 


220. 


III. 


Son Burbank". 


221. 


VIII. 


Lavinia Slaughter^ married Mr. Jack, of Kentucky. 
Issue : 


222. 


I. 


Matilda Jack". 


223. 


II. 


Frances Jack". 



224. III. Eebecca Jack". 

There were others, names unknown. 

Samuel Slaughter^ married, second, Virginia Stanard. Issue : 

225. I. Columbia Slaughter^. Married William Green, 

LL. D., of Richmond, Va. 
John Slaughter", killed in battle. 
Bettie Slaughter". Married James H. Hayes. Issue : 
John Hayes'. 

Columbia Hayes". Married W. J. Walker. 
Somerville Haves'. Married Ewing Eachins. 
Henrietta Ha^^es'. 

Bettie Hayes". Married Mr. McDonough. 
Lucy Hayes". 
William Haves". 



226. 


I. 


227. 


II. 


228. 


I. 


229. 


II. 


230. 


III. 


231. 


IV. 


232. 


V. 


233. 


VI. 


234. 


VII. 



236. 


I. 


237. 


II. 


238. 


III. 


239. 


III. 


240. 


I. 


241. 


II. 


242. 


III. 


243. 


IV. 


244. 


IV. 



412 SOME PROMINENT 

235. II. Virginia Slaughter^, married Dr. Daniel S. Green. 

Issue : 
Dr. William Green". 
Samuel S. Green**. 

Mar}^ Green". Married Eichard Morton. 
Sally Champe Slaughter^, married Eev. AVilliam F. 

Lockwood, of Maryland. Issue : 
Dr. William Lockwood". 
Bessie Lockwood". 
Mary Lockwood". 
A son Lockwood". 

Maria Slaughter^, married Major John B. Stanard. 
(Carter Family, Volume II, Chapter VII.) 

lY. Thomas Smith Slaughter* (Col. James^ Eobert^, Eobert^), 
son of Col. James Slaughter and Susan Clayton, his wife ; Jackson 
elector in Ky., b. 1778; d. 1838; married Lucy Bibb. Issue: 

John Slaughter^. Married . Issue: 

Son Slaughter". 
Son SLaughter". 
Son Slaughter". 
Daughter Slaughter". 
Daugliter Slaughter". 

Thomas Jefferson Slaughter", banker in New York; 
married Mary Henry, relative of Patrick Henry. 
Issue : 

252. I. Henry Slaughter". Married Miss Wainwright. 

Issue : 

253. I. Gertrude Slaughter". 

254. II. Mayhew Slaughter^ 

255. III. Julian Slaughter^ 

256. IV. Clayton Slaughter'. 

257. V. Lucy Slaughter^. Married Dr. . 

258. VI. Matlie Slaughter". Married . 

259. VII. Mary Slaughter". Married Mr. Emmons, of 

Chicago. 

IV. Eobert Shiughter-* (Col. James\ Eobert-, Eobert^), son of 
Col. James Slaughter and Susan Clayton, his wife; b. 1762; d. 
1803; married, 1783, Margaret, daughter of James Pendleton, and 
his wife, Catherine Bowie, daughter of Governor Eobert Bowie, of 



245. 


I. 


246. 


I. 


247. 


II. 


248. 


III. 


249. 


IV. 


250. 


V. 


251. 


II. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 413 

Maryland. Hon. Eohert Slaughter left C'ulpeper and moved to 
Xelson Co., Ky., about 1787. In 17i)8, he represented Nelson Co., 
Ky., in the Kentucky House of Representatives; d. of an accident, 
aged 41 years. His widow married, second, John Lightfoot. Issue: 
260. I. James Pendleton Slaughter'', married, first, in Jef- 
ferson Co., Ky., Septeml)er 30, 1805, Mary, 
daughter of Samuel Ferguson, formerly of Cul- 
peper Co., Va. Married, second, Mrs. Fenwick, 
of Illinois. 
361. II. Susan Clayton Slaughter'^. Married Capt. Matthew, 
U. S. A. 

262. III. Ann Pendleton Slaughter^. Married, 1811, John 

Dabney Strother, farmer of Nelson Co., Ky. 

263. I\'. Margaret Bowie Slaughter^. Married Hon. Samuel 

Carpenter, of Bardstown, Ky., 1815. 

264. V. Philip Clayton Slaughter^. Married Betsy Payne, 

of Logan Co., Ky., 1818. 

265. VI. John Pendleton Slaughter^, unmarried; d. 1823, in 

Culpeper Co., at the home of his uncle, Samuel 
Slaughter. 

266. VII. Catherine Slaughter^, d. unmarried. 

IV. Gabriel Slaughter* (Robert-', Robert-, Robert^), married, 
first, Miss Slaughter ; second, Miss Hoard, of Caroline. Issue : 

267. I. John Slaughter^. 

Gabriel Slaughter* was the Governor Gabriel Slaughter of Ken- 
lucky, and the officer who was so highly recommended by Gen"l 
Jackson for his gallantry in the battle of Xew Orleans, La. 

ly. Jesse Slaughter* (Robert^, Robert-, Robert^), married 
Miss Slaughter. 

IV. Augustine Slaughter* (Robert^, Robert", Robert^), married 
Fisher, and lived near Harrodsburg, Ky. 

IV. Anne Slaughter* (Lawrence-^, Robert", Robert^), daughter 
of Lieut. Lawrence Slaughter and Susanna Field; married Baylor 
Banks. Issue : 

268. I. Elizabeth Banks% b. 1784, married. 1808, William 

Barker. 

269. II. Anne Baylor Banks'. Married (1806) L. Roberts. 

270. in. Dr. William Tunstall Banks'", b. 1788. married. 

1812, Pamela Somerville Harris. 



414 SOME PROMINENT 

271. IV. Lawrence Baylor Banks^ b. 1790; d. 1797. 
373. V. John Field Banks^ b. 1793. Married Frances 
Eoberts. 

373. VI. Baylor Banks^ b. 1793. Married Mary -Stern. 

374. VII. Eichard Tunstal Banks'', b. 1795; never married. 

275. VIII. Mildred Banks% b. 1797. Married, 1819, William 

Field. 

276. IX. Lawrence Slaughter Banks% b. 1803, Married. 

1834, Margaret J. Noble. 

277. X. George Banks^ b. 1805 ; d. 1808. 

278. XL Tunstal Banks^ b. 1807. 

IV. John S. Slaughter* (John^, Francis-, Eobert^), son of John 
Slaughter^, and Milly Coleman, his wife; married Miss Brown, 
daughter of Capt. William Brown, and had issue : 

279. I. Col. John Slaughter^, of Culpeper. Married a 

daughter of Major Gabriel Long. Issue : 

280. I. Mrs. C. C. Conner^. 

281. II. Mrs. Gabriel Long''. 

282. III. Mrs. George Slaughter^ 

284. IV. Emily Slaughter*', d. unmarried. 

285. II. William Slaughter^, married Miss Ficklen. Issue : 

386. I. Franklin Slaughter". Mai'ried Miss Gill. Issue: 

387. I. Lawrence Slaughter'. 

388. II. Frank Slaughter'. 

389. III. Etta Slaughter'. 

390. IV. Harriet Slaughter". Married Mr. Tackett, vestry- 

man of St. George's Church, Fredericksburg. 

391. II. Montgomery Slaughter*'. Married Eliza Lane 

Slaughter. Issue : 

292. I. William Slaughter". 

293. II. Philip Slaughter^ 

294. III. Mary Montgomery Slaughter". 

295. IV. Fannie Slaughter^ 

296. V. Charles Slaughter^ 

297. VI. Bessie Slaughter^ 

398. III. J. Warren Slaughter", married Sallie Braxton. 

399. IV. Elizabeth Slaughter*'. Married E. Garnett. 

300. V. Sallie Slaughter*'. Married John F. Ficklen. 
Issue : 



VIRGINIA FAMIIjIKti 416 

301. I. Kale Ficklcn'. 

303. 11. Harry Ficklen". 

303. III. Samuel Slaus^rlitcr'. Man-icd Miss Allen. 

304. IV. Philip Slaughter'. Married, first, daughter of Will- 

iaui Lane. Issue : 

305. I. Eliza Slaughter". 

Pliilip Slaughter^ married, second, Mrs. Fletcher; married, 
liird, Mrs. Robinson. 

306. V. Reul)en Slaughter-'*, son of John S. Slaughter and 

Miss l^rowji, his wife, married a daughter of R. 
Long, of Baltimore (Emily Long). Issue: 

307. I. Albert Slaughter^ Married, first, Mary Ednionia 

Rogers. Issue : 

308. I. William Pendleton Slaughter". :Married :\rollie 

Rea Duncan. 

309. II. Frank Slaughter^ 

Albert Slaughter® married, second, Louise Cary Funston. Issue: 

310. III. Emily Virginia Slaugliter'. 
Sue Meade Slaughtei''. 
James Albert Slaughter^, 
Evelyn Slaughter'^. 
Homozelle Slaughter". 
Eleanor Slaughter'. 
Louise Xelson Slaughter". 

317. II. Frank L. Slaughter^ married Susan Fitzhugh Mot- 

ley, of Caroline, Va. Issue: 

318. I. Albert Judson Slaughter'^. Married Vii-ginia Jack- 

son Daniel. 
Gibbon Minnigerode Slaughter'. 
Frank Raymond Slaughter". 
Perseus Read Slaughter". 
Anne Trippe Slaughter*', married Dr. Boulware of 

Caroline. Issue : 
333. I. McCalla Boulware". Married Ada Jackson Miller. 

Issue : 
Jackson Darius Boulware'^. 
Gideon Bouhvare"*. 
Elizabeth Trippe Bouhvare^. 
^Maria Slaughter'"', married Rev. ^Ir. Buckner of 

Caroline. 



311. 


IV. 


313. 


Y. 


313. 


VI. 


314. 


VII. 


315. 


VIII. 


31(1. 


IX. 



319. 


II, 


330. 


ITL 


331. 


IV 


333. 


III. 



334. 


I. 


335. 


II. 


336. 


III. 


327. 


IV. 



329. 


I. 


330. 


I. 


331. 


II. 


332. 


III. 


333. 


IV. 


334. 


V. 


335. 


VI. 


336. 


VII. 


337. 


II. 


338. 


III. 



416 SOME PROMINENT 

328. VI. Thomas JefEersou Slaughter^, son of Jolm S. 

Slaughter*, and Miss Brown, married daughter 

of Captain E. Moore. Issue : 
Eeuben Slaughter*^. Married Miss Turner. Issue : 
LaAV Turner Slaughter'^. 
Thomas Jefferson Slaughter". 
Milton Slaughter^ Married Miss Wright. 
Marcellus Slaughter'. 
Anne W. Slaughter'^ . 
Herbert Slaughter^. 
Anna C. Slaughter". 
Susan Slaughter*'. Married Col. Coons. 
Anne Slaughter''. Married Lieut. Wiufield; killed 

at Spottsylvania C. H., 1864, 

339. VII. James Madison Slaughter^, son of John S. Slaugh- 
ter and Miss Brown. Issue : 

I. Mary Slaughter^. Married Eev. J. G. Minnigerode. 

340. IX. Mary Slaughter^ Married John S. Long, of Ky. 

341. X. Elizabeth Slaughter^. Married Mr. Downer and 
had issue. With eleven children lived in Ken- 
tucky (names unknown.) 

343. XL Lucy Slaughter^. Married, first, Gabriel Long; 

married, second, Thomas S. Long; both sons of 

Gabriel Long, of Culpeper. 
Nancy Slaughter^. Married Eeese Jury. Issue : 
John S. Jur}^. Married Miss AVolfe. 
Lewis C. Jury". Married Miss Holt; lived in Xew 

Orleans, La. 
Mary Jury''. Married Edward E. Gaines. Issue: 
Dr. J. M. Gaines", of Hagerstown, Md. 
James Gaines'^, surgeon in the U. S. X. 
Archibald Gaines". Married Freeman. 
Lucy Gaines". Married Crawford. 
Bettie Gaines'. 
Susan Gaines'. 

A daughter Jury". Married John Long, of Ivy. 
Catherine Jurv''. Married J. M. Lewis. 



343. 


XII. 


344. 


I. 


345. 


II. 


346. 


III. 


347. 


I. 


348. 


II. 


349. 


III. 


350. 


IV. 


351. 


V. 


352. 


VI. 


353. 


IV. 


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VIRGINIA FAMILIES 417 

;3o5. VI. Bettie Jury". Married Kev. Mr. II ulf. 

356. V'll. Susan Jury". 

357. VIII. Margaret Jury^ 

358. IX. Francis Jury^. 

359. XIII. Susan Slaughter^ Married Roberts Menefee, and 

moved to Missouri. 

(More information can be found in Dr. Slaughter's "St. Mark's 
Parish," pp. 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90 and 91.) 



418 SOME PROMINENT 



CHAPTER XV 



THE WILLIAMS FAMILY. 

The Williams family of Culpeper are descendants of Pierre 
Williams, of London, Barrister at Law, and author of Beports of 
Decisions in the English Courts of his day. 

Three brothers, James, John, Otho, emigrated together about the 
year 1698, and landed at the mouth of the Eappahannock Eiver. 
They ascended the river and when they reached the falls, where 
Fredericksburg, Va., now is, they departed; James went to Mary- 
land. John remained and Otho went to North Carolina. 

First Gexeratiox. 

I. John Williams\, married Miss Dixon, who, according to the 
family tradition, was of the same family as Eoger Dixon, the first 
Clerk of Culpeper Co., A^a. Issue : 

2. I. William Williams-. 

3. II. John Williams^. 

SeCOJ^D GtEK'ERATION. 

II. William Williams- (John^), son of John Williams and Miss 
Dixon, his wife, married Lucy Clayton, daughter of Major Philip 
Clayton. "Catalpa," and had issue : 

John Williams"'. Married Miss Hite. 

James Williams". Married Eleanor Green. 

Philip Williams'. 

William C. Williams^. 

Mary Williams". Married John Stevens, son of 

Gen'l Stevens. Xo issue. 
Lucy Williams". Married William Green. 
Susannah Williams^, d. unmarried. 
Isabelle Williams", d. unmarried. 

II. John Williams- (John^), son of John Williams and Miss 
Dixon, married Mary Pendleton. Xo issue: 



4. 


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III. 


7. 


IV. 


8. 


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9. 


VI. 


10. 


VII. 


11. 


VIII. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 419 

("atalpa: Tliis name lias been historical from having been the 
scene of the first encampment of the Minute Men and by .being 
applied to a district in the county. 

Tlw place, now owned by Mr. J. C. Bell, was the seat of Major 
Philip Clayton, in Colonial times, and was named from a Catalpa 
tree, transplanted by him from p]ssex. He married the sister of 
Robert Coleman, on whose land Culpeper was built in 175!), and 
called Fairfax, which was its legal title before the Civil War. The 
first trustees of the town were : Nat. Pendleton, Wm. Green, Wm. 
Williams, Thomas Slaughter and Philip Cla3fton. Ben Davis had 
leased the land from Coleman, and hence the names Davis and Cole- 
man streets. One of the daughters of P. Clayton married Xat. 
Pendleton, whose son, Nat., was a Minute Man in Culpeper, after- 
wards aide to Gen'l Greene, and was the second of Alexander Hamil- 
ton in his duel with Aaron Burr. He was the ancestor of Geo. H. 
Pendleton, who was minister to Berlin. Another daughter of 
Clayton married Wm. Williams, the father of Gen'l James, Maj. 
John, Philip and Wm. Clayton Williams, from whom a numerous 
progeny has descended. Another daughter married Col. James 
Slaughter, the father of Captain P. Slaughter, who was born at 
Catalpa, December, 1758. He was living with his grandfather and 
going to school here to Adam Goodlet, master of the first classical 
school ever in Culpeper to that date, when the Minute Men met in 
Clayton's old field (Catalpa) in 1775. 

Third Generations^. 

III. John Williams^ (William-, John^), son of William 
Williams and Lucy Clayton, his wife ; was a Revolutionary soldier, 
enlisting in August, 1777, and serving till February, 1781. He was 
in the State service, and attained the rank of Major, March 3, 1783 : 
he received a land warrant for 4,000 acres of land 1770; married 
Eleanor Hite, the third daughter of Isaac Hite, of "Long Meadows," 
Frederick Co., Va., and his wife, Eleanor Eltinge. She was b. 
October 31, 1750; d. October 24, 1785, leaving issue: 

12. I. Isaac Hite Williams*. Married Lucy Coleman 

Slaughter. 

13. II. John C. Williams*. Married :VIary Tutt. 

14. III. Eleanor Eltinge Williams*. Married. 1795, Captain 

Nimrod Lonjj. 



19. 


V. 


20. 


YI. 


21. 


VII. 


22. 


VIII. 


23. 


IX. 


III. 


Lucy 



420 SOME PROMINENT 

III. James "Williams^ (William-, John^), son of William 
Williams and Lucy Clayton, his wife; married, first, Eleanor 
Grreen; married, second, Elizabeth Bruce. Issue by first wife: 

15. I. William Williams*. 

16. II. James Williams*, d. unmarried. 

IT. III. Sarah Williams*. Married George F. Strother. 
Issue : James French Strother. 
Issue by second wife : 
18. iv. Fanny B. Williams*. 
Charles B. Williams*. 

William B. Williams*. Married Miss Pate. Xo issue : 
Lucy Anne Williams*. Married John S. Pendle- 
ton; see Pendleton family. 
Philip Williams*. 
Elizabeth Williams*. 

Williams^ (William^, John^), son of William 
Williams and Lucy Clayton, his wife ; married William Green, son 
of Col. John Green, of the Eevolution, and had issue : 

21. I. John Williams Green*, who was Judge of the Covirt 
of Appeals. (See Green Family, Chapter XII, 
Vol. II.) 

III. Philip Williams^ (William^, John^), son of William 
Williams and Lucy Clayton, his wife, moved to Shenandoah Coun- 
ty, of which he was clerk for fifty years; married Miss Croutson. 
Issue : 

35. I. Lucy Williams*. Married Capt. A. P. Hill. No 
issue. 

26. 11. Philip Williams*. Married, first, Miss Hite. 

27. III. Sarah Williams*. Married Col. Travis Twyman ; no 

issue. 

28. IV. James Williams*. Married Miss Ott. 

29. V. Samuel C. Williams*. Married Miss Otland. 

30. VI. Mary Williams*. Married Dr. Magruder. 

31. VII. Ellen AVilliams*. Married Eev. Dr. Boyd. 

Fourth Generation. 

IV. Isaac Hite Williams* (John^, William-, John^), son of 
John Williams and Eleanor Hite, his wife; he attended William 
and Mar}' College, and later settled in Fredericksburg, Va., where 



35. 


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36. 


Y 


37. 


YI 


38. 


YIT. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 421 

he practiced his prut'e-ssioii of law. He became a hrilliaiit hiwyer, 
with a legal knowledge and coimnaiid of facts and authorities so 
unusual that he gained tlie sobriquet of "the Big Book." Mar- 
ried Lucy Coleman Slaugiiter, daugiiter of Capt. Pliilip Slaughter, 
and his wife, Margaret Strother. Had issue : 

32. I. Ophelia Ann A\'illiams\ Married Kev. (Jeorge A. 

Smith, Feb. 4, 1825. 

33. II. Margaret French Williams'. Married (1823) Jolm 

Mercer Patton. 

34. III. Mary Eleanor Williams^ b. March 31, 1810. Mar- 

ried Dr. Walker Maury Hite. 
Isaac Hite Williams'', d. unmarried. 
Eliza Williams'', d. in infancy. 
Lucy Ann Williams^, h. 1818, single. 
John James Williams^, b. 1820. Married Frances 
Thornton Thompson. 
lY. John C. Williams* (John'^, William-, Jolm^), son of John 
Williams and Eleanor Hite, his wife; was known familiarly as 
"Capt. Jack."' Married Mary Tutt, daughter of Benjamin Tutt 
and Elizabeth Pendleton. (Pendleton Family, Chapter X.) Issue: 

39. I. Mary Stevens Williams^. Married Eev. Henry 

Porter, and had a large family. 

40. II. John W. Williams^ b. March 27, 1844. Married 

Mary Frances Mason, b. Dec. 12, 1839. 
lY. Eleanor Eltinge Williams* (John^, William-, John^), 
daughter of John Williams and Eleanor Hite. Married Captain 
Ximrod Long, son of Reuben Long, of Culpeper Co., Ya., and 
his wife, Mary (possibly Evans). He served in the Revolution 
with credit and was famed as a wrestler. Some records give a son, 
John, and a daughter, Ellen, besides following issue: 

41. I. Reuben Long''. Married Elizabeth Rush Miller, 

1825. 

42. II. Mary Evans Long% b. Jan. 31, 1796. Married 

Charles Urquhart Lovell, Sept. 22, 1814. Issue: 
I. John T. LovelP, Judge of Warren Co., Ya. 

43. III. Lucy Green Long% b. Feb. 7, 1802; d. May 19, 

1864. Married (Feb. 10, 1825) Col. Robert 
Turner: she was his second wife; first being- 
Elizabeth Williams, his cousin. 



io. 


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47. 


HI. 


48. 


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49. 


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50. 


VI. 


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52. 


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53. 


IX. 



422 SOME PROMINENT 

Issue by second wife : 
44. I. Judge E. H. Turner*', of the Winchester Circuit. 
II, S. S. Turner''^ member of Congress. 
IV. William Williams* (James^, William-, John^), son of 
James Williams and Eleanor Green. Married Anne Stubblefield, 
and had issue : 

Anne Williams^, twin. 
Ellen Williams^, twin. 
James Williams^. 
Sally Williams^ 
Eanny Williams^. 
William Williams^. 
George S. Williams^. 
Charles B. Williams^. 
Lucy Williams^. 

IV. Fanny B. Williams* (James'', William-, John^), daughter 
of James Williams and Elizabeth Bruce, his second wife. Married 
Fayette Ball, son of Col. Burgess Ball, who was a cousin of Gen'l 
Washington, and who married a daughter of Gen'l Washingion's 
brother Charles. No issue : 

IV. Charles B. Williams* (James^, William-, John^), son of 
James Williams and Elizabeth Bruce, his second wife. Married 
Ann M. Hackley. Issue : 

54. I. Anne Eliza Williams^, d. in childhood. 

55. II. Fanny Williams^. Married E. S. Taliaferro, being 

his second wife. Issue : 

56. I. Williams**. 

57. II. Alfred Williams". 

58. III. James Williams^. 

59. III. James Edward Williams'^. Married Miss Harrison. 

ISTo issue. 

60. IV. Finella Williams", d. unmarried. 

61. V. Bessie Williams^. Married George FI. Eeid. Issue. 

62. A^I. Janet Bruce AVilliams^ Married William S. Flill. 

Xo issue. 

63. VII. Harriet Williams^ Married C. D. Hill. Issue, one 

daughter. 

64. A^III. Charles U. Williams^, a prominent lawj-er in Eich- 

mond. Married Miss Davenport. Issue, five 
children. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 423 

IV. Philip Williams* (James-'. William-, John^), son of James 
Williams and Elizal)eth Bruce, his second wife. Married Mildred 
Catlett, and had issue : 

James Williams^, d. in childhood. 

Betty Bruce Williams^, never married. 

Eobert Williams'', Brigadier and Adjutant General 

TJ. S. Army. Married Mrs. Douglas, widow of 

Senator Stephen A. Douglas. Issue, six children. 
xVnne Williams^, d. in childhood. 
George M. Williams'\ Married Miss G. S. Long, of 

Baltimore. Issiie : 
Elizabeth Williams". Married T. Clifford Stark. 
Lucy Pendleton Williams**. Married Edwin S. 

Slaughter. 
Mildred B. Williams^ 
Ellis B. Williams". 
Henry V. Williams®. 
John S. Pendleton Williams®. 
George P. Williams®. 
Mary J. Williams®. 
Gertrude M. Williams®. 
Bettie B. Williams®. 
Pendleton L. Williams®. 
Anne Harvey Williams®. 
Lucy Mary Williams^ d. in childhood. 

IV. Elizabeth Williams* (James% William^, John^), daughter 
of James Williams and Elizabeth Bruce, his second wife. Married 
Dr. George Morton. Issue : 

William J. Morton^, d. unmarried. 

George P. Morton^, d. unmarried. 

Lucy P. Morton^. Married John Cooke Green. 

(Green Family, Chapter XII, Volume 11.) 
Jeremiah Morton^. Married Charlotte Turner. 
Charles B. Morton''. Married Miss Dickinson. 
John P. Morton-', d. unmarried. 
Thomas D. Morton". Married Sally Pannill. 
James W. Morton^, member of the Legislature and 
Judge of Orange Co., Va. Married Miss Harper. 



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77. 


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78. 


IX. 


79. 


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80. 


XI. 


81. 


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VI. 



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85. 


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87. 


VI. 


88. 


VII. 


89. 


VIII. 



424 SOME PROMINENT 

lY. Philip Williams* (Philip^ AVilliam-, John^), son of Philip 
Williams and Miss Croiitson. Married, first, Miss Hite ; second, 
Miss Dunbar. 

Issue by first wife : 

90. I. Dr. Philip C. Williams^, of Baltimore. Married 

Miss Whitridge. Issue : 

91. I. John W. Williams^ 

92. II. T. Dudley Williams". 

93. III. W. Whitridge Williams". 

94. IV. Daughter Williams". 

95. II. Anne Williams^ Married Judge T. T. Fauntleroy. 

Issue : 

96. I. Philip Fauntleroy". 
Issue b}^ second wife : 

97. I. Mary L. D. Williams^ Married Eev. James B. 

Avirett. 

98. II. John L. Williams^ Married Miss Gray. 

99. III. Philippa Williams^ 

100. lY. T. Clayton Williams^ 

101. Y. Sally Williams"'. 
103. YI. Lucy Williams^ 

lY. James Williams* (Philip'', William-, John^), son of Philip 
Williams^ and Miss Croutson, his wife. Married Miss Ott. Issue : 

103. I. Daugliter AYilliams^ Married Mr. Miller. 

lY. Samuel C. AVilliams* (Philip". William-, John^), son of 

Philip Williams and Miss Croutson. Married Miss Otland. 
Issue : 

104. I. James H. Williams", a prominent lawyer of Wood- 

stock. 
Samuel C. Williams^, Jr. 
William Williams^ 
Lucy Williams^. Married Judge Lovell, of Warren 

Co., Ya. 

108. Y. Betty Williams^. Married Thomas Marshall, of 
Fauquier Co., Ya. (Yolume I, Chapters YI and 
YIL) 

109. YI. Daughter Williams". Married L. Wagner, of Ricli- 
mond, Ya. 



105. 


II 


100. 


III, 


107. 


lY 



no. 


I 


111. 


II. 


112. 


III. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 425 

IV. Marv AVilliaius^ (Philip', William-. Joliii'), dau^iitor of 
Philip Williams'' and Miss Croutson, his wife. Marri('(l Dr. 
MaoTuder, of Woodstock. Issue. Several cliililrcii. names un- 
known. 

IV. Ellen Williams-' (Pliilip^ William-. .lohn'): dau-hter of 
Philij) Williams and Miss Croiitson. Married Re\'. Dr. Boyd, and 
had issue : 

Holmes Bo\xP. prominent lawyer of Winchester, Xa. 
Philip W. Boyd'', merchant of Winchester. 
Hunter Boyd"^^, Judge of District Court in Mary- 
land. 
XoTE. — William V. Williams" (William-, John^). son of William 
Williams and Lucy Clayton, his wife (was omitted ahove). Mar- 
ried Alice Burwell, of Gloucester Co., Va. Issue: 
1. John C. Williams^ 
II. Lewis B. Williams\ 
in. Lucy Williams*. 

IV. John G. Williams-* (William C.% Willianr, Johni), son of 
William C. Williams and Alice Burwell. Married Miss Criugan, 
of Richmond, Va., and had issue : 

113. I. William Clayton Wllliams^ 

114. II. John WilHams:, Jr. 

115. III. Channing Williams^. 

116. IV. Mary Ogilvie Williams^ 

117. V. Eobert F. Williams^ 

118. VI. Alice Williams^ 

IV. Lewis B. Williams* (William C.^ William-,, Jolm^, son 
of William C. W^illiams'* and Alice Burwell, of Gloucester Co., 
Va. Married, first, Mar\' Catlett ; second, Charlotte Blair, no 
issue; third, Mrs. 0. Bannon, no issue. 

Issue by first marriage : 

119. I. Wm. Grymes Williams^ Judge of Orange Co., Va., 

and member of the Legislature. 
Lewis B. Williams^, Jr. 
Mary Blair Williams^ 
Charles Williams^. 
Mildred Williams^. 
Alice Williams^. 
John G. Williams^. 
Anne W^illiams\ 



120. 


11. 


121. 


IIL 


123. 


IV. 


123. 


V. 


124. 


VI. 


125. 


VII. 


126. 


VIII. 



426 



SOME PROMINENT 



William Gryme.' 
Issue : 

127. I. 

128. II. 

129. III. 

130. lY. 

131. V. 



Williams" married Roberta Hansboroueh. 



Eichard C. Williams^ 
William Clayton Williams'' 
Lewis B. Williams'^. 
Bessie Williams'^. 
Samuel Williams'^. 



Mary Blair Williams'' married Mr. Leigh. Issue : 

132. I. Charles Leigh*', d. unmarried. 

133. II. Mildred Leigh^ Married E. S. Booton, of Madi- 

son. Issue : 

134. I. Lucy Booton'. 

135. II. Eichard Booton'. 

136. III. Susan Booton'. 

137. IV. Lewis Booton". 

138. V. Kate Booton'. 

139. VI. William Booton'. 

140. VII. Alice Booton'. 

141. VIII. George Booton^ 

IV. Lucy Williams* (William C."', William-, John^), daughter 
of William C. Williams-'' and Alice Burwell. Married J; A. Smith, 
cashier for many years of Freedman's Bank of Virginia. Issue : 

142. I. Bathurst Smith'', lives in Tennessee. 



Fifth Gexeratiox. 

V. Ophelia Ann Williams^ (Isaac Hite*, John^, William^, 
John^), daughter of Isaac Hite Williams and Lucy Coleman 
Slaughter. Married Eev. George A. Smith, of Alexandria, Va. 
He was an Episcopal clergyman, eminent for learning and piety. 
He was editor for a number of years of the Episcopal Recorder, 
and was also the head of a school for boys near the Episcopal 
Seminary at Alexandria, Va. Issue : 

143. I. Isaac Williams Smith", b. 1826; d. 1896. He was 
a Civil Engineer and author of several books on 
engineering. He constructed many works, but his 
greatest achievement was the Williamette Falls 
Canal and Lock in Oregon. During the Civil 
War he served with distinction as captain of engi- 
neers ; d. in C. S. A., unmarried. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 427 

144. II. Man- Watson Smith*', b. 182T; d. 1901. Married 

(Oct., 1852) Rev. Eobert Dunbar Brooke. 

145. III. Eliza Williams Smith", b. 1839; d. unmarried. 

146. IV. Lucy Elizabeth Smith". Married (May, 1897) J. 

Douglas Corse, of Alexandria, Va. 

147. V. George Hugh Smith". ;>rarrit'd Mrs. George Smith 

Patton, nee Susan Tliornton Glassell, b. Marcli 
2, 1835; d. Los Angeles, Gal., Nov. 16, 1883. 
She was married first, by Eev. Philip Slaughter, 
D. D., in St. Paul's Church, Richmond, Va., Sept. 
8, 1855, to Col. George Smith Patton, C. S. A., son 
of Hon. John Mercer Patton, one of the most 
eminent lawyers of Virginia ; member of U. S. 
Congress, 1830-1838; Judge of the Virginia Court 
of Appeals. He was the great-gi-andson of Gen'l 
Hugh Mercer, who fell at Princeton, 1777, and 
on his mother's side he was descended from Maj. 
John Williams and Capt. Philip Slaughter, of the 
Revolutionary Army. She married, second, Col. 
George Hugh Smith. He was first cousin of her 
first husband; was a lawyer, practicing in Los 
Angeles, Cal., in partnership with his brother-in- 
law, Andrew Glassell and his stepson, George S. 
Patton, under the firm name of Glassell, Smith 
& Patton. He entered C. S. A., 1861, was Col. 
62nd Virginia Infantry, or "Partisan Rangers."' 

148. Yl. Eleanor Eltinge Smith", d. May 30. 1877. un- 

married. 

149. A"II. Isabella K. Smith", unmarried. 

150. VIII. Henry Martyn Smith", was a captain in his 

brothers regiment and later became a brilliant 
lawyer and eminent judge in Los Angeles, Cal. 
V. Margaret French Williams'' (Isaac Hite*, John^, William-. 
Jolm^), daughter of Isaac Hite Williams and Lucy Coleman 
Slaughter, his wife. Married (1823) John Mercer Patton, son of 
Robert Patton of Scotland and his wife, a (huighter of Gen'l 
Mercer, of Revolutionary fame. He was a l)rilliant orator and 
lawyer; memlier of Congress, and for many years the leader of 
the Richmond Bai'. ^Ir. and Mrs. Patton had issue: 



428 SOME PROMINENT 

151. I. Eobert Williams Patton% graduate of Yirginia 

Military Institute; d. unmarried. 

152. II. John Mercer Patton^ b. May 9, 1826. Married, 

first (Nov. 11, 1858), Sally Lindsay Taylor; 
second (1878), Lucy Crump. He was a graduate 
at V. M. I. and Col. Louisiana Eegiment in the 
Civil War. At the close of the Civil War, he was 
at a Fort on Mobile Bay. 

153. III. Isaac W. Patton'\ 

154. IV. George Smith Pattou*', b. 1833. Married Susan 

Thornton Glassell (see above). He was a graduate 
of V. M. I., was Colonel of the 62nd (or 22nd) 
Va. Eegiment, and was killed while in command 
of his Brigade at Winchester. 

155. V. Waller Tazewell Patton^, b. 1835; d. July 3, 1863; 

graduate of V. M. I. ; Col. 7th Ya., and was 
mortally wounded while leading his regiment in 
Pickett's charge at Gettysburg. For his dis- 
tinguished gallantry his commission as Brigadier 
General was made out, but he died before it 
reached him. Had he lived to receive it he Avould 
have been the youngest General in the Confederate 
Army. He and his brother George lie buried in 
the same grave in the Confederate Cemetery at 
Winchester, Va. Col. Patton was unmarried. 

156. VI. Eliza Williams Patton", b. 1839. Married John 

Gilmer. 

157. VII. Hugh Mercer Patton", b. 1841. Married (1870) 

Fanny Bull. He graduated at V. M. I., was a 
Lieutenant in C. S. A., now (1906) resides Lynch- 
burg, Va. 

158. VIII. James French Patton", b. 1843; d. March 30, 1882. 

Married Malinda Caperton. He was a graduate 
of V. M. I., Lieut. C. S. A. In 1881, appointed 
Judge of the Supreme Court of West Virginia. 

159. IX. William Macfarland Patton", b. Aug. 25, 1845; d. 

May 27, 1905. Married (1872) Annie Jordan. 
He was one of the V. M. I. cadets in the battle of 
New Market. He was Professor of Engineering 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 429 

at y. ^I. I. for a miiiil)er of years and at the lime 

of his death held a siiiiihir position at tlie Vir<i'inia 
Polytechnic Institute. 

V. Mary Eleanor Williams'* (Isaac Hite'*, Johir', William', 
John^), daiigliter of Isaac Ilite Williams and Lucy Coleman 
Slaughter, his wife. Married Dr. Walker IMauiy Hite, son of 
Maj. Isaac Hite, of "Belle Grove," and his second wife, Ann 
Tunstall Maury. A graduate of the University of Virginia and 
of the Pennsylvania College of Medicine at Philadelphia. In 1885 
he moved to Alhemarle Co., Va., purchasing "Kinlock,'' once the 
home of his ancestors, the Walkers, where he lived tmtil his death. 
He is huried in the churchyard of Grace Church, in former times 
called Walker's Church, the first pastor of which was Rev. James 
Maury, his great-grandfather. Issue : 

160. I. Isaac Williams Hite«, b. Oct. 28. 1837. Married 

(Jitne 4, 1891) Camilla Thornton. 

161. II. Fontaine Maury Hite«, h. July 31, 1839; d. Jan. 

21, 1861, unmarried. 

162. III. George Smith Hite«, b. Aug. 19, 1847; d. July 7, 

1862. He enlisted at the outbreak of the Civil 
War, in Company H, 19th Eegiment Picketfs 
Brigade, was wounded near Richmond, June 27, 
1862; d. a few days later in Chimborazo Hospital, 
Richmond, unmarried. 

163. IV. Mary Walker Hite% b. Dec. 17, 1844. Married 

Frederick S. Longfield, Dec. 11, 1891. 

164. V. Walker Hite", b. June 14, 1848. Married (Dec, 

1873) Bettie Floyd Coleman. 

165. VI. Eliza Williams Hite", b. Jan. 21, 1853. Married 

(Xov. 21, 1877) George S. French. 

166. VII. John James Williams Hite% b. Sept. 4. 1857; un- 

married. 

V. John James Williams'^ (Isaac Hite'', John'', William-, 
John^), son of Isaac Hite Williams and Lucy Coleman Slaughter, 
his wife; b. 1820; he removed to San Francisco, Cal., where he 
became an eminent lawyer. He is characterized as "graceful and 
debonaire." His wife, Frances Thornton Thompson, was a 
daughter of Francis Thompson and Caroline H. Thornton and 



430 SOME PBOMINEKT 

granddaughter of Hon. Philip Eootes Thompson, of "The Grange." 
Issue : 

167. I. Frances Thornton Williams"', d. young. 

168. II. Henry Williams*', d. young. 

169. III. Thornton AVilliams% d. young. 

Y. John W. Williams^ (John C.^ John^ William-, John^), 
son of John C. Williams* and Mary Tutt, his wife ; removed about 
ISttO from the family home in Eappahannock Co., Ya., to 
Buchanan, Ya., and there founded a large mercantile establish- 
ment, as the James Eiver and Kanawha Canal had just reached 
that point, from which to supply other establisliments in Craig 
and Giles counties in 1845. The family located in Pearisburg, 
Married Mary Frances Mason, December 12, 1839. Issue : 

170. I. James W. Williams% b. Nov. 4, 1840. Married 

(June 18, 1868) Mary A. Earley. He served 
throughout the Civil War in northern Yirginia 
and since then has been a merchant in Pearisburg. 
He has represented his county and Pulaski in the 
House of Delegates, of which his eldest son, John 
W. Williams', is clerk. 

171. II. Mary Ellen Williams^ b. April 17, 1842; d. Jan. 

5, ^876. Married, first (June 23, 1863), Capt. 
William H. Payne; second (Dec. 22, 1869), Capt. 
David A. French. 

Y. Eeuben Long^ (Eleanor Eltinge AVilliams*, John^, William-, 
John^), son of Eleanor Eltinge Williams and Captain Nimrod 
Long. Married (1825) Elizabeth Eush Miller. Issue: 

172. I. Joseph Miller Long*'. Married, first, Anna Mary 

Miller, June 26, 1876; second (June 15, 1886), 
Jane Yivian Lewis. 

Y. Mary Evans Long-^ (Eleanor Eltinge Williams*. John^, 
William-, John^), daughter of Eleanor Eltinge Williams and 
Captain Mmrod Long, b. January 31, 1796. Married (September 
22, 1814) Charles Urquhart Lovell. He moved from Culpeper 
Co., Ya., to Woodstock, Ya. He practiced law. Issue : 

173. I. William Jules Lovell". 

174. II. Jane Urquhart LovelP. Married (Nov. 29, 1839) 

Dr. Isaac Newton Buck. 



176. 


lY. 


177. 


V. 


178. 


VI. 


179. 


VII. 



VIRGINIA FAMILIES 431 

175. III. Eleanor Williams LovcU". Married Samuel 
Richardson. 
Lucy Ann Lovell*'. Married Thomas llandolph. 
Julia Lovell®. Married Thomas Kizer. 
Elizabeth Lovell". Married Wheatley. 
John Terrill LovelP, b. July 13, 1862; d. Feb. 10, 
1900. Married Lucy Ann Williams, b. Oct. 1, 
icsr)9. 
John Terrill Lovell graduated Avith distinction at the University 
of Virginia in both the Academic and Law Departments. He 
began the practice of his profession in Dubuque, Iowa, and was 
there till the Civil War, when he hurried home to cast his lot 
with his own people. In 1871 he again went west, but on the 
death of his wife, who was killed by lightning in Iowa, he returned 
to Front Royal, Va. He was Judge of the County Court of War- 
ren for four terms, a member of the House of Delegates and 
chairman of the State Democratic Committee. In 1883 he was 
chosen State Senator. He declined re-election to devote his time 
to editing The Warren Sentinel and to his duties as clerk of both 
the County and Circuit Courts of Warren. In the councils of the 
Episcopal Church, of which he was a faithful and useful member. 
Judge Lovell was a familiar and prominent figure. 

V. Lucy Green Long" (Eleanor Eltinge Williams^, John-', 
William-, John^), daughter of Eleanor Eltinge Williams and 
Captain Nimrod Long. Married Col. Robert Turner, as his 
second wife. Issue : 

180. I. Robert Henry Turner", b. July 26, 1827; d. Nov. 

2, 1900. Married (Oct. 16, 1849) Anna Maria 

Davison. (Issue, Volume III, Smith-Davison 
Family.) 

181. II. James H. Turner", b. Feb. 15, 1829. Married, 

first (Sept. 6, 1859) ; second, Mary Jackson, Oct. 
27, 1867. He has been for many years a physician 
of Front Royal, Va., and is now almost seventy 
years of age. 

182. III. Smith S. Turner", b. Nov. 27, 1842; d. April 8, 

1898. 

Smith S. Turner was a cadet at the V. M. I. when the Civil 
War opened. When the cadets were put into service he was made 



432 SOME PROMIXEXT 

lieutenant, then promoted to captain, then to major, serving to 
the end of the war. Major Turner studied law and practiced in 
his native county, his home being at Front Eoyal, Va. He repre- 
sented it in 1870 in the Legislature, later was made common- 
wealth's attorney. Upon the resignation of Charles L. O'Ferrall, 
as congressman, in order to become Governor of Virginia, Major 
Turner was unanimously nominated and by a large majority elected 
to Congress, 1896. He declined re-election, not willing to com- 
promise his sound money views. He said, "I am forced to choose 
between a seat in Congress and the preservation of my own 
integrity and self-respect. I do not hesitate to choose the latter.'' 
He believed free coinage would j)rove a calamity to the State, and 
rather than advocate a system of finance which his judgment con- 
demned he refused to be re-nominated. In peace and war he was 
a devoted son of Virginia and an unflinching Jeffersonian Demo- 
crat. 

Major Turner married ( November 21, 1872) Mary Louise Bird, 
daughter of Judge Mark Bird, of Woodstock, Shenandoah Co., 
Va., and Sarah Macon C. Hite, his wife. Issue: 

183. I. Sallie Bird Turner'. 

184. II. Lucy Green Turner'. Married (Oct. 10, 1899) Dr. 

Browning, of Rappahannock Co., Va., son of Dr. 
John Strother Browning and Elizabeth Beale 
Roberts. Issue, one son. 

185. III. Robert H. Turner'. 

186. ■ IV. Mark Bird Turner'. 



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