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Foreword 7 


"Tracing An Irish Name" 11 


"Story of Three Brothers" 17 

William Dniany CWilliani of Wye) 25 

Daniel Dniany (The FJder ) 27 

Daniel Dniany (The \'(>nnger) ^^4 

Daniel Dniany, Jr., (3) 39 

Walter Dniany (of Daniel, 1"he h:ider ) 40 

I'.enjaniin 4"asker Dniany (of Daniel, tlie S'.-cond ) 41 

Joseph Dniany (The Youngest of the d'hree l'rr)thers) 49 

William Dniany (Third Son of J(ise]ih I) 50 

Note to Genealogists ^^2 

C'iMicerninL' the Spelling of the Name 53 

Dulaneys in the Revolution ."^."^ 

Dulaneys in the \drginia Mihiia 56 

The P.ranch in d\*nnessee r^') 

l<dkanah Uoherts Dulaney 59 

William Roljerts Dulaney 60 

r>enjamin Lewis Dulaney 69 

Something Ahout the ("ohh h^anndv in the South ~}) 

(, 'oMceruuii' ihe 1 Kat o l' Arms lacing 21 


Facing Paj^e 

Benjriniin Lewis Dnlnnev 6 

William Roberts Dulaney 58 

Dr. Nathaniel Taylor Dulaney 65 

Dr. Nathaniel Taylor Dulaney, Jr 9 

Benjamin Bewis Dulaney (3) 81 

Paul Dulaney 12 

Alice Rebecca 70 

Jane 49 

Alary Jane 17 

lienjamin W'eems 35 


I' a. ire 

(;eori;e W'illian) Dulany and William 11. Dulany . 23 

St. Louis i'.ranch 30-31 

Benjamin Weems Dulany 35 

Tennessee Branch 61 

(ban (if Many r.arlkll I )nlancy facin- .^5 

The- I'.rancb in Kentucky iiiclu<lin- Abir-ball. Illiuni^.... S6a 


Youngest son of Dr. Elkanah R. Dulaney, born April 9, 
1815, at "Medical Grove," Sullivan County, Tennessee, 
and died Sept. 17, 1859. Twelve years High Sheriff of 
Sullivan County, Tenn., and Master of Whiteside 
Alasonic Lodge many years. 



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f-^^T THIS time in this country the things which 
count are individual worth, efficiency, fairness 
—character, and not pedigree. Normal 

American sentiment forbids that anyone should 
have preferment solely on account of the deeds or social 
position of one's forebears. Aristocrat and parasite are 
synonyms in the lexicon of democracy ; and the foundling, 
who makes an honest effort, has the odds in his favor, in 
contest with the man relying, for preference, upon the 
achievements or high standing of his progenitors. 

Nevertheless, to have an ancestry that has consistently 
lived up to the best standards of the times, honoring and 
obeving the laws oi Ciod and oi CiUiiUry, is :i splendid in- 
heritance; and I have not yet found a j)erson of wholesome 
}>edigree who was not justly i)roud of it. 

While making up these records, I have incidentally traced 
the lineage of many of my old neighliors, living in the 
sections once called "Kings Meadows" and "Watauga Settle- 
ment," and feel safe in asserting that that vicinity can 
justly claim as high percentage of "l)lue blood" as any other 
part of our country: Cavalier and Huguenot; pure Irish; 
pure Scotch and Scotch-Irish; Dutch from Holland and 
Germans without I'russian blood in their veins; Scandi- 
navians with lineage straight back to the Vikings, and Jews 

8 -/< The Didauey Fcniiiiy 

with nndispiited pedigrees, reacliinj^ to the patriarch, 

History teaches that many came to America to escape re- 
ligious oppression; but I suspect that some of tliem came to 
escape their inheritance to social sycojjhancy. 

My apology for preparing this genealogy, with its notes, 
comments and narratives, is not that T have considered my- 
self best qualified for the task. No one else has done it, 
or shown a disposition to do it, and I have long felt that 
it ought to be done. So I ha\-e [prepared it as a modest 
tribute to the memory of my ancestry, for the special use 
and benefit of my children and other kinsmen, and for any 
others who may choose to read it. 



Son of Dr. Xalhaniel T. Dulaney, was born in Bloimtville, 
Tenn., in the early seventies. He received his early 
education in iJlountville; graduated in King College, 
Bristol, Tenn. ; then attended medical lectures in Louis- 
ville, but graduated in Tennessee Medical College. He 
took post-graduate work in Xew York, Philadelphia 
and London. He has been a member of the Tennessee 
State Board of Medical Examiners for several years and 
is now a member of the staff of the Governor of Ten- 


(The following historical letter, by Alichael Scanian, was 
given to the writer by Air. IT. Rozier Diilany, of Washing- 
ton, D. C, who obtained it from the late Air. .Vrthur Her- 
bert, of Alexandria, Virginia. ) 


"Interesting Particulars Regarding The Origin and History 
of The Delaneys. 

"In a recent issue of the Irish W'drld I noted the follow- 
ing paragrajjh : 

'The Delaneys are probably of Anglo-X(;rman origin, 
but we have no means of knowing for certain, because 
the history of the family is not given in any of our 
books of Irish pedigree.' 

"P.y a strange coincidence, when this Delaney paragraph 
caught my notice, 1 had been requested by an American 
literary friend t<j hunt up fcjr him anything I could tind 
relative to the Dulaneys of Maryland, Washington and 
Virginia, who, after the manner of the Delaneys, consider 
themselves Anglo-Norman. I do not know whether they 
even come near enough to Ireland to claim descent from 
the Irish Anglo-Xormans, nor could my friend enlighten 
me on this jjoint. 

"Dclany an Anglicication of O'Didancy. 

"The following memoranda cover the information which 
I compiled for my friend relative to the Dulaneys, and 

12 77u' nidaiicy Family 

instead of beinj^ .Anglo-Norman, they are Irish of the Irish. 
"To save breaking into the Dnlaney narrative, I may here 
state that the name Delaney is but the Anglicization of 
O'Dulaney, and that, according to the annals of the h^onr 
Masters, the Anglicization has occurred within the last 250 
years. This sIkjnvs — and it is hut one of many similar cases 
— that the Maryland Dulaneys left Ireland for Maryland 
previous to this Anglicization, for, with the exception of 
dropping the O, they have preserved the original name in 
sound and in sense. 

"Heremon (Irish pronunciation F.remoan), one of the 
five sons of Milesius, who came from Si)ain to Ireland a 
thousand or more years before the Christian era. became 
monarch of all Ireland, and had his chief residence in Os- 
sory, at a place called (and still so called) Rathbeagh. 
Rath (pronounced Raw) lueans a fortress. The full word 
is pronounced Rawbay. 

" TJ\c Ancestry of the O' Dulaneys. 

"In the topographical map which accompanies the I 'our 
Masters — map of ancient Ireland — the home of the ()' Du- 
laneys, Tuath-Na-Toraidh (Toraidh is pronounced Thora, 
the peoj)le or the District oi the towers, the early Irish 
l>eing great tower builders) is placed very close to Rath- 
beagh, the residence of Meremon. King I leremon was 
buried at this place, and the tumulus which was raised 
above hiiu still remains! 

"The bard O'lleerian, who died in 1420, in his topo- 
graphical poem enumerating the Munster clans, refers to 
the Chief of the O'Dulaneys as follows, which shows that 
even then, say 1400, the Normans had not ventured near 
Tuath-Na-Toraidh : 

The Diilancv FtiinUx 

'High chief of the jM'oductive territor}', 

' the (leh-htful Coil ()ui;htern,L;h 

'Js O'Duhlilaine, the man of liospitnhty, 

'From the mountains of the most deh[:;]itful Ijay.' 

"I am under the im|:)ression that tlie translator of D'licer- 
ian was not justihed in t^nviTiL;- the word "Bay" in this quo- 
tation, hut 1 am not U]) enou.^h in Irish to j;ive tlie right 
\vord. It is a matter of little C(^nse(juence, however. 

".Vncient Ossory com])rised what is now the County of 
Kilkenny, Southern Tijjperary, and the I'.arony of Upper 
Ossory, in Queens County. 

"There is scarcely a dnuht hut that the progenitors of 
the sept \\hich hecame the ()'nulane>'s came to Ossory with 
lieremon, and t(j he ahle to trace descent U) this source, the 
first of the Irish race, has ever been a matter of great pride 
in Ireland. 

"Ossory the Mother Earth of the Irish Race. 

"In the limited reference at mv disposal, the first of the 
vecmdcd I >' I )ulane)s 1 can tind is tha.t oi VvVw O'Pulaney, 
Bishoj) of Ossory, the cradle of the name, who was interred 
in Jerpoint Abbey, in 1202. ddiat bY-lix O'Dulaney was 
Bishop of Ossory in those days is suthcient evidence of 
the high station of the family, for, as a rule, the ancient 
hierarchy of Ireland was composed for the sons of the 
Kings and chiefs, and to this was due the worl<l-wide re- 
nown of the early Irish Church. They made it a church 
militant indeed ! 

"As further ])roof that Ossory was the mother earth of 
the Irish race, it is to be noticed that of the many clans 
which made up its ])eople there is scarcely a Mac in the 
map; they are all O's. 

14 The Piilnney Family 

"Perha])s it is well to sav here that .Mac means 'son' and 
O 'of, the latter re])re.sentini^r the trunk and roots of the 
i(enealogical tree, and the Macs, the hranches. At the time 
of taking surnames the Macs took the names of their fathers, 
while the O's took the name hy which the families were 
designated, or the names of historic warriors from A\'hom 
they claimed descent. Thus the Macs were the younger 
1)ranclies, \vhi1e tlie O's representeil tlie historic features of 
the fanndies; all of equal and pure hlood. of course. This 
is illustrated in the case of Scotland, which was settled by 
the younger branches of the Irish houses or septs. There is 
not to my recollection an O in Scotch nt)nienclature, all 
being Macs. 

"Purcty of Blood Scz'crch' Guarded in Ireland. 

".\s it is a matter of jjossible interest to the Dulaneys of 
Maryland, I give the names of the ])rinciple septs of ancient 
Ossory, for they all were 'befrjre the (lis])ersar one kindred 
and pure-blooded people. There was no other country in 
which purit\- of blood was so severely guarded as in Ireland, 
the kings and chiefs to the hum!)lesl in the clans being of 
the same bUnul and held to strict accountabilit}' inr its 
preservation in all its purity. Tn both Pagan and Christian 
Ireland, virtue in woman was the in\-iolable rule. Thus 
the boasted virtue of the Irish wnmen of today is an in- 
heritance 'from all time.' Hence the purity of the Irish 

"r\Iac r.iolla Padraig, Anglicized FitzPatrick Cnot an 
honest inheritance, like lMtz(jeral(l, iMtzGibbon and other 
Norman Fitzs), was an historic name in ancient Ossory, 
and is one of the very few Macs shown on the map. It 
was originally an O', but, after the manner of many of the 
e;irlv Irish Christians, was changed to MacCiolla Padraig, 

TJic Dnlanc\ Faiiiilx 

wliich means the cliild of I^itrick. or one who took the name 
to be brouglit within th.e special protection of the tutelar 
saint. The adoption of the name. althouc;h praiseworthy 
enr)n,i(h, evidenced a "chaiTL^e}" sjiirit in the sept, and this 
feature is borne out in the suliseciuent change to Fitz- 
Patric]<, accepting the yol-ce oi the Sassanagh, but saving 
their estates! This is the more to be regretted when it is 
remembered that up to the time of the change no sept in 
Ireland did more heroic tighting for Ireland's ancient inde- 
pendence than the Mac^lioHa Padraigs. 

"Patriotic Irish Clans Jllio Fou(/lit Aqaiiist the 
liiradcr To The Last. 

"Tlie clans of Ossor)- wIkj remaincil true to CkkI and 
Ireland (how manv of them can now la\- claim to such 
truth?) and who fought to the last against the Sas^anagh, 
and, of coiU"se, lost all earthly possessions A\'ere: The 
()'("arrolls, from whom the I Baltimore (^"arrolls are de- 
scen<Ie(l; the O'Donoghoes, the O'Coimors, the ()'Dem])seys. 
from whon'i her ^^bxMishiny Iliglniess l.a\-inia, (Tueen <»f the 
I lolhmd Hames. is \ery lil:ely descended, although she ig- 
nores her paternal house, which was noble in Irisii history 
befcjre llolland was snatched from the sharks or the mer- 
maids; the O'Dunnes, the ( )'l lennese_\s. from whom the 
late Sir John Ilennesey prcnullv claimed descent; the (J'Mil- 
ilkens or O'AIullig'ans, changed in man\' cases to Moly- 
neaux ; the O'Kearneys, from whom lighting Phil Kearney 
was descended; the MacAuleys, the OTiijrmans. from whoin 
the late Richard OTlorman was, and the present Chevalier 
O'Gorman, of bVance, is, descenderl (doubtless your ex- 
Senator Gorman is of the srune stock) ; the O'lXiffs, .Vngli- 
cized DulTy, from whom Charles (lavin iJu.lV}- is prciud to 
claim descent, and the ( J'Scanlans. 

16 The Didaiicy Fninily 

"The Dulaneys, of Maryland, in life's ii^reat struggle, may 
have lost the key to old Ossory, but at any time, from 
the days of Heremon to the fifteenth century, or later, their 
forefathers marched side by side, under the Kings of Ire- 
land, for honor and Ossory, with the foregoing Ileremon- 

"The Dulaneys must have left Ireland before the name 
was Anglicized Delaney, for they have preserved the name 
almost as the bards sang it, in Tuath-Xa-Turaidh ; and thus, 
as in a great circle of more than three thousand years, they 
can give the hand of Dulaney in Maryland to the hand of 
the O'Dubhlaine who stood for the name in the palace of 
Heremon, at Rathbeagh ! Under the intervening circum- 
stances the ancient Heremonians might overlook the drop- 
ping of the O." 

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"The Story of the Three Brothers." 

IN THE preparation of the followin!,' annals, the writer 
has dihgently made search in all the available records, 
with a definite purpose of establishing the relation and 
c'.ges of the members r)f the Immigrant family, who settled 
in Port Tobacco. Maryland (then a frontier and river 
town), about the year 17U0, and to trace their dt-sccndants, 
if possible, at least u]) to the beginning of 1800. 

One or two traditions seem to be common to all branches 
of the family: (1) that the name was changed from 
DcIaiiX to Dulany on account of a family di^agrcement, due 
to the induction of an unpopular stei)-mother ; and (2) the 
story of the "Three brothers who," etc., after landing in 
America, "one dew I'^a^t and one flew \\'est and the other 
llew over the cuckoo's nest."* Ihil William. Daniel and 
Josei)h, instead of separating, made their home at Port 
Tobacco, Maryland, for several years, Joseph being the first 
to leave, as he soon ventured into the far West — across the 
Potomac ! 

They were all well educated and refined Iri^h gentlemen, 
but evidently plain folk of modest means, and not aristo- 
crats, with crests and coats of arms, as some generous eulo- 
gist has clothed one of them (Daniel the "Elder"). Tbey 
were Irishmen, whose cliief aml)ition seems to have been 
to become good Americans; and they did become go(jd 
Americans. William was a school teacher at Port Tobacco 

^^ The Dulancy Fam ily 

as late as 1721 ( Court Record, Book Iv-2, pa^e 165, Charles 
County, -Maryland, viz.: "William Dulany took oath to 
qualify him to keep a public school, Auoust Court, i;21"'). 
Daniel sturlied law and the Court minutes referred to 
above show that he was admitted to i)ractice in Charles 
County, Maryland, in 170«); and it is refreshing to learn 
from these early court records that he was human, like some 
of the rest of us, and withal probably a i^fjod sport. At 
that time Maryland had "I'.lue Laws." an-l ])C(.ple were 
punished, for example, for h^hino- and, n:.aybe, for smoking- 
or tellini;- a joke on Stmday. (Court records, Charles 
County, l]ook D-a, pat^^e 190, viz.: "We (the -rand jury) 
do likewise present .Mr. Daniel Dulany, Cent., for a breech 
of Sabbath, Connnitted by said Dulany at Port Tobacco 
on the 8th day of July last" ( 1711). However, the Court 
minutes of a later date show that this char-e was dismissed. 
Another item: "Daniel Dulany, Cent., (jf the attorneys 
of this court, hned five hundred pounds of Tobacco." 
(Liber ]•,. No. 2, folio 321, Court Records of Charles 
e\nuuy. .Mar^huid, A. \\ 1713), but tb.ere is nothin- iu 
the records to show whether he did or did not pay the hue. 
fie "rode a circuit" practicing law in several counties in 
Maryland for many years before settling permanently in 
Anna])olis, about 1721. 

JusepJi studied medicine; and there is a tradition that, 
while William "kept" school and Daniel wrestled with 
Law, Joseph served an apprenticeship in a doctor's office 
at Port Tobacco, l)ecomin<,r very proficient in the knowledg^e 
of herbs and their medicinal uses. P.ut whether that tra- 
dition is true or false, it is a fact that his line of descendants, 
in every generation down to the present day, has been dis- 

The Ihdancy Family 19 

linti^nished by its medical doctors, whetlier l)y inheritance 
or not. lie left MarN'land, probably, before 1710 and 
joined the \'iri^inia Militia. 

Revertini; to the tradition accountinL; for the chanL;e of 
name frf)m Dclaiiy to Piilany, it is pleasin^L;' to relate that 
not many years after the arrival of the Three Brothers, 
some more immij^rants landed and settled near by. They 
were the father, TlKimas I )nlany, and his new family; for it 
seems that the)', too, changed their name from Delan}' to 
Dnlany, thus probably terminatini;- the traditional disagree- 

The search, in compilinc^ these annals, has covered the 
Court and I.rmd recortls at Amia])olis, I'altimore, U]iper 
Marlboro, La Plata (Port dVjbacco ) and several other coun- 
ties in Mar\lan(l. Also the Historical Society of Mary- 
land, the Land Office at Anna])r)lis, the Library nf Conj^ress, 
the Colonial Library of the D. A. R. at W'ashini^ton, and 
tlie CoiH't and Land records in several counties in A'irginia, 
includinj,'- the Revolutionary Records at Richmond. 

Many of the Colom'al Will liooks and marrias^e records, 
civil as well as church recortls, and many other book's and 
documents, in practically all of the couTities visited in l)oth 
Virs^inia .and Maryland, were reported "lost" or missiu':;- 
by the (derks in charL^^e, all of whom made about the same 
explanation: that the missin<^ books and documents (almost 
invariablv the W^ill PcMik's, Marriaq;e Records and other 
(locnments of the Colonial ])eriod ) were supposed to have 
been destroyed by Federal soldiers durinc^ the Civil \Var. 
But it seems remarkable that the soldiers ( different 
soldiers) would have destroyed, at all places, the books and 
documents of only one particular jieriod; and very sinj^ular 

20 The DuUincx FauiU\ 

that they should liave confined their dejiredations ahnost 
excKisively to Will Hooks, Marriage Records and such other 
documents as might naturally he expected to contain family 
history. Naturally, it gi\'es ground for suspicion that, in 
those old colonial days, when "primogeniture" had its money 
value as well as its social prestige, esi)ecially among the 
titled gentry, there may have heen amI)itious and willing 
Jacohs, not without fond and quick-witted mothers, ready 
to lend a heli)ing hand and secure a "liirth-right" either in 
exchange for a "mess of pottage" or hy the more modern 
method — that of destroying h^.sau's title pa])ers. Ikit it 
would not he fair to raise the suspicion that the ancestors 
of the families under discussion were involved, except as 
innocent victims, as scores of other families in \'irginia 
and Maryland have lost their family histr.ry hv the destruc- 
tion of these same hooks and documents; and, moreover, it 
is not impossihle that the missing l)ooks and documents 
might have heen taken away during the Civil War hy 
parties expecting to return them later for a reward. 

r.ut 1 am to say that from the deetl records auil 
land grants ot \-arious counties in \'irginia, liy much worl:, 
covering periodical searches during the past twenty }'ears, 
an incomplete history of Josejih Dulany and some of his 
family has heen ohlained; and to a\-oid hreaking int(j the 
narrative with too mrmy references, the writer gives here 
some of the citations in support of his narrative, to wit: 

( Congressitmal I^il)rar_\-, Spr)ttsyl\-ania County Records. 
page 90, 1723, Septemher 3d; page 130, April 2, 1734: 
page 134, June 29, 1734.) 

(Manassas, Virginia, Deed Book R, page 435, April 21. 
1737; Deed Rook R, page 68, Decemher 11, 176S. ) 

Tlic Didancx Familx 

(W'arrenton. A'ir-inia. Deed B,u,k 1, pa-e 126. Septem- 
ber IS, 1760: Deed Book 2, pa-e 144. AJay 24. 1764; ditto, 
pa.o-e 161, June 6. 1774; ditto, pa-e 93. October 7.' 1763; 
\Vil] Book. 1749 to I.SUO. pa-e 163. July 18. 1797; also 
Deed Book No. 2. pa-es 68. 69 and 70.) 

(Hennini^'s Statutes, Vol. 6. pa-e 376.) 
^ r\'ir-inia Land Grant.s, Book F, pa-e 258. Richmond, 
\'irc;inia. ) 

(Revolutionary War Record.s, Library of Conoress.) 
(Fauquier Marria^^e Records. September 26, 1785.) 
(Spottsylvania (rounty Records, ])a_i;es 90, 129, 130 and 
134, Congressional Library.) 

(\\'ill of Benjamin Roberts, Fsq.. Culi)e].er ^^'ill Book, 
1782, pages 128 to 131.) 

(Will of William Dulaney, Culpeper Will Book D, j.age 
392. Leanne Dulane>-, Will Book D, page 407.) 

(Prince William County Records, Book B, page 435. 
Same County, Book J, page 64. ) 

(Fx. Documents, Xo. 37, 32d Congress. Congressional 

(Note. — A valuable jiajier, obtained for the writer bv 
:\rr. Coons, then Court Clerk at Culi)eper, about 1903, has 
been lost or mislaid. It was an old land warrant, or certi- 
fied copy of one, dated before 1720, containing the infor- 
mation that it had been given to Joseph Dulany, of Port 
Tobacco, for services in the Militia.) 


Soun" bi-iiiiclit'S of till" fiiiuily rliiiui to he of Frciicli oii-in ii)i<I 
have adojitcd flic coat of anus of oiu; Gideon de Lune, who, arc-ord- 
iiij; to a Dicrionaiy of Frciicli Heraldry, was kni^^htcd in tlu- year 
l(il.'2. r.iit till' iiaiiic Diilaiicy runs |.a<-k t]l^)U^'ll Irish history, 
li'.aclically nninlcrniplcd to Ihe year of oiii- hold, ll'iiiJ, wlioii ••Felix 
O'Dulaiiey, Hislioi) of Ossary, died and was hurled in Jeri.oint 
Ahh(>y," so tliat the name Diilaney was ])roniinent over four <-en- 
tnries before the period of (luleon de Luiie. In the year Kii'ii the 
surname Diilaney with its variations in soellinj,', was iirohahly as 
eonnnon or ]ilentifu! in li-eiand, as the ^iveii-name I'atriek was. 

The elaiui that the name i^rew out of de Lime ("de Lime, de 
Liiiine, Delaiiey, Dulaney" as one entliusiasi puts it) is in my opin- 
ion a groundless assumption- too alisurd to he eonsidered seriously. 
However hero comes a les.v .serious \ iewpoint that may iiidvide a 
family crest ( hy a little .uirl who has acquired some Juiowh'd,i,'e of 
French): '•Well, well I" she said, tjlancinj; at the papers, '•it doe-; 
si-em that you are akin to everybody, even the man in the moon!" 
Why soV "LMnmmie de Lune", she replied, •isnt he one of your 
ances(oi-s^.' And wasn't he the father of Limaire and Claire de Lime? 
Oh yes! I see your cunnin.!,' design: A baby moon crowiiini; a liask 
of 'niooashine' ". ((tnly a ph'asanti'y with an apolo.;;y.) 

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(Known as William of Wye) 

iriLLL-IM, the eldest of the three Tiniiii-rant 1;rother>, 
moved from Port l\jl)acco, Charles C^nint}' fi)rr)hahlv ahout 
1725), to Oueen Anne Count}', Maryland, and was known 
as "William of Wye," "Wye" heini;' at that time the name 
of a lar<;e ])lantatio!i in which (from the land rec(;rds) 
Daniel the Inkier owned an interest. 

In Warheld's "l'\)unders of Anne Arundel ("ounty," 
page 184, it is stated that the "Maryland records mention 
William and Daniel Delany, sons of Thon^as and Sarah 
Delanev, of (jueenes C^mnty, Ireland, who, in I'l.K), an 
their arrival here, chan,!.;e(l their name to Pithviy:" and the 
same airthorit_\- also mentions that William Duiany, the elder 
of the tw(~>. \vent to Cul]ieper, \'irL;inia, for a \\hile, hut 
afterwards "rL-turned to Wye, (Jueene Anne C'^unty, Mary- 
land, and died there." (William was i)robal)ly on a visit 
to his brother joseiih, who at that time had become a pros- 
])erous land owner in Ctil])ei)er County.) 

The Will of William Duiany of Wye, Oueene Anne 
County, was probated in 1745, and recorded at Annapolis 
in Will I'ook "D D 3," jiage ril. lie left four sons: 
Daniel, Thomas, William and Michael, and a daughter, 
Fdizabeth. Daniel, William's eldest son, dijd three years 
later, 1748, leaving one child, a daughter, antl his will is 
recorded at Annapolis, Will I'ook "!) D 5," page 69. 

26 -^< The DuUnicx luniiHy 

William's will devises to his third son. William, an estate 
called "Sanford," and to his lourth son, Michael, an estate 
called "Mount," on Tnckahoe Creek. It appears from the 
will that Thomas, the second son, went away and was never 
heard from. 

It has elsewhere been shcnvn that William (of W've) was 
teachin<:^ school at Port Tcjhacco as late as 1721, and it is 
])rol)al)le that all of his children were born there, as they 
seem to have been "grown" at the time of their father's 
death, 1745. 

It has also been stated, under another heading", that a 
lew years after the arrival in Maryland of the three Immi- 
grant brothers, their father Thomas Dulany and his family, 
by the second marriage, came to Maryland. The names 
of two sons l)y the second marriage were ddiomas and 
Dennis (Will of Thomas Dulany, recorded in I'altiniore, 
1738). Thomas, the son, was nineteen years old in 1708, 
according to his own affidavit, made in attesting a will 
(Maryland Caletular of Wills, \'ol. 3, page 146), and it is 
worthy oi remark thai this citation gives the only authentic 
information that 1 have found as to the exact age of anv 
member of this interesting family; for, while the inscription 
on the tomb of Daniel the bdder states his age at sixty- 
eight, it is a welbknown fact that his age was onl\' estimated 
and put upon the tomb in 18^AS. 

From the foregoing facts, it is j)robable that the ancestors 
of many of the Dulaneys and ]3ulanys now residing in 
jMaryland were Thomas and Dennis, the younger brothers 
of Daniel the h4der, and William and Alichael, the sons of 
William of Wye. 

(The Elder) 

"Of his coming to America, the following was written 
a little over one hundred years afterward, on the first leaf 
of a IVayer j'.ook, by his grandson, Daniel (3). Jr., then 
residing in Lijntlon. The l)Ook had lieen his mother's, whn 
was a Tasker, who died in IJrighton, England, in 1822, in 
the ninety-eighth year of her age: 

" 'Of my father's family, my grandfather, Daniel 
Dulany, the elder, was born in Queen's County, Ire- 
land, and until the year 1710 wrote his name Delany, 
and afterwards ]3ulany. He was a cousin to Dr. 
Patrick Delany, the friend of Dean Swift, Dean of 
Down, Head Master of Trinity College, Dulilin. 

."T have several letters fn^m Dr. Delany to his 
cousin, my grandfather. The father of my grand- 
father married a second wife, when my grandfather's 
home Ijecame unea>y lo him, and the litile aid he re- 
ceived from his lather made him ([uit the University 
while yet a yotith, and leave his country for .Maryland, 
where he arrived alnujst jjenniless and would liave been 
indentured for a term of years to pay his jjassage but 
for the kind aid of :\Ir. Plater.' 

"The gentleman referred to was Col. Ceorge Plater, of 
St. Mary's Countv, who had been Attorney Tleneral of 
the Province, 1691-ir/)8, an office which was subsecjuently 
held for many years by the young settler him.^elf. * * * 

28 77/c^ Piilaitcx Fajiiily 

"Daniel Dulanv was horn in Oueen's Countv, Ireland, 
in 1685, and arrived in the Province of Maryland in 1703. 
At that time the popnlation was f)nly ahout 33,000 and no 
settlements of any conseiinence had then ])een made in that 
portion of the Province now emhraced in the connties of 
Frederick, Washington, Allei^any and Garrett; and only a 
part of the territory now known as Howard and Carroll 
Counties had then heen settled. 

"Presumahly cstal)lished in Colonel Plater's office in St. 
Clary's County, he was douhtless admitted to the bar of 
that county in due time, hut the records no lon,ger exist. 
lie was admitted, however, lo the har oi" ( "harles Cr)unty 
in 1709, in which year he served as clerk to the Committee 
on Laws in the Lower House of Assembly and of which he 
was in later years Chairman. 

"About 1721 he removed permanently to Aima])olis, 
which as the capital was then enterim;- u])on that ^^enial and 
cultured life wliich henceforth ma<le it the si^cial and jioliti- 
cal center of the Province. And by the foundiuL;' in 1606 
o\ KIu'j: \\'illi;im's School (the forerunner of St. j(>hn"s 
Collei^e ) it became the center of learning;-. 

"From that time on his career was one of uninterru])ted 
honor and usefulness. For nearly forty years Daniel 
Dulany (the elder) held the first place in the confidence 
of the Proprietary and the affections of the people. Dur- 
ing- that period he held the various offices of Alderman, 
Councilman and Recorder of Annapolis, Attorney General, 
Judge of the Admiralty, Commissary General, Agent and 
Receiver-General, and Member of the O'ouncil, the latter of 
which he held under the successive administrations of (^lOv- 
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"Mr. Dulany's first wife, Charity Courts, daughter of 
Colonel John Courts, of Charles County, died childless. 

"He married secondly Rebecca Smith, second daughter 
of Colonel Walter Smith, of Calvert County, by whom he 

"1. Daniel Dulany, the younger, who married Rebecca 
Tasker, second daughter of Hon. Benjamin Tasker. 

"2. Rebecca Dulany, who married James Paul Heath, of 

"3. Rachel Dulany, who married first, November 7, 
1741, William Knight, of Cecil County, and secondly, Rev. 
Henry Addison, M.A. 

"4. Dennis Dulany, who entered the British Navy in 
1743, and in 1754 was made Clerk of Kent County. 

"5. Margaret Dulany, who married first, ^lay 29, 1747, 
Dr. Alexander Hamilton, of Annapolis, formerly of Scot- 
land, and secondly, William Murdock, of Prince George's 

"6. Walter Dulany, Commissary General of the Prov- 
ince oi Mavvland, who married Mary Grafton, daughter oi 
Richard Grafton, of New Castle. Delaware. 

"Mr. Dulany married thirdly, Henrietta Maria (Lloyd) 
Chew, widow of Hon. Samuel Chew, and daughter of 
Philemon Lloyd, of Talbot County, by whom he had Lloyd 
Dulany, born December 10, 1742, who married Elizabeth 
Brice, daughter of John and Sarah (Frisby) Brice, of 
]\Iaryland, and died June 21, 1782, in Park Street, Gros- 
venor Square, London, of a wound received a few days 
before in a duel fought in Hyde I'ark with Rev. Bennett 
Allen, formerly rector of St. Anne's Church. Annapolis. 
His widow afterwards married :\lajor Walter Dulany, Jr.. 

34 The Ihdancy Fainily 

the son of Walter Dulany and his wife Mary (Grafton^ 

"Daniel Dulany (the Elder) died in Annapolis. Decem- 
ber 5, 1753, in the sixty-eighth year of his age." 

(Extracts from Maryland Historical Magazine, pub- 
lished l)y The ^lar}-land Historical Society, Vol. 3, pages 
20 to 25.) 

Daniel Dulany, the younger (Daniel 2d), married 
September 16, 1749, Rebecca Tasker, born in Annapolis, 
November 4, 1724, died in Brighton. Sussex, England, in 
September, 1822, having nearly completed her ninety-eighth 
year. She was the second daughter of lion. Benjamin 
Tasker, for thirty-two years a member of the Council and 
Acting Governor of the Province from ^lay 3, 1752, to 
August 10, 1753, and Ann Bladen, his wife, the only daugh- 
ter of Hon. William Bladen, of Annapolis. 

He was educated at Eton College and Clare Hall, Cam- 
bridge University, England, where he was well grounded 
in English and classical literature, and was entered at the 
Middle Temple in January, 1743. Like his father, he chose 
the profession of the law, but he was soon destined to out- 
shine him in legal attainments and to become the great 
oracle of the law in the Province. 

Returning to America, he was admitted to the bar in 
1747, and in 1751 he was practicing before the Provincial 
Court, where he continued to practice, with marked success, 
until the fall of the Proprietary Government. 

Woodrow Wilson says : "]\Tr. Daniel Dulany's 'Consider- 
ations on the Propriety of Imposing Taxes in the British 
Colonies for the Purpose of Raising a Revenue by Act of 


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AjL^e 18 months, son of II. Ixozier Dnlany Jr. and liis 
wife, Catherine A. W'eeins Dulany. One of the 
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The Dulaney Fauiily 37 

Parliament' supplied the great Pitt with the chief grounds 
of his argument against taxing America. A Maryland 
lawyer had turned from leading the bar of a province to set 
up the true theory of the constitution of an empire with 
the dignity, the moderation, the power, the incommunicable 
grace of a great thinker and genuine man of letters." — 
(History of the American People. By Woodrow Wilson, 
Vol. 3, p. ^7, 1902.) 

"Hon. Daniel Dulany, barrister at law, was Commissary- 
General, Secretary of Maryland, and one of the Proprietary 
Council. Although a loyalist, the eminent barrister did not 
hesitate to throw all the weight of his intellect and influ- 
ence against any attempt to execute the obncxious Stamp 
Act. His pamphlet 'Considerations on the Propriety of 
Imposing Taxes in the British Colonies for the Purpose of 
Raising a Revenue by Act of Parliament' was of the most 
convincing, statesmanlike and logical character and as much 
applauded in England by those who opposed the Stamp Act 
as in the Colonies. It is said that the great Pitt, when he 
made his cck-bratetl speech in the House of Commons in 
ojiposition to the proposed taxation, held a copy of Daniel 
Dulany's pamphlet in his hand. Prior to the Revolution 
the barrister stood without a rival in the Colony as a law- 
yer, scholar and orator, and in the first volume of Maryland 
Reports his opinions are published with the decision of the 
Provincial Court. 

"Letters from the people through the vehicle of the press 
appear to have been quite as much the prerogative of early 
Marylanders as at the present time. Over anonymous sig- 
natures in the Maryland Gazette Daniel Dulany and Charles 
Carroll, of Carrollton, carried on a brilliant controversy 

_f£_ _^ The Dulaney FcDiiily 

relative to an act regulating the fees of public oflkers. The 
Vestry act relative to taxes imposed by law for the support 
of the Established Church was another important measure 
which enlisted Daniel Dulany's interest. The Revolution 
followed close on the heels of this rebellious period, and, 
opposing the separation of the colonies from the mother 
country, Daniel Dulany, when the Revolutionary War be- 
gan, retired to private life, left his home at Annapolis and 
took up his abode at his country seat, Hunting Ridge, on 
the crest of the Patapsco Hills. liis estates at that time, in 
addition to Hunting Ridge, included over seven thousand 
acres of very valuable land lying in the vicinity of Frederick 
City, and he had another property besides, all of which was 
confiscated and sold in 1781 for 84,602 pounds. 

"After the confiscation of his property Daniel Dulany 
removed to Baltimore Town, where he resided until his 
death, in 1797." — (Extract from documents obtained from 
the Historical Society of Maryland.) 

The childiou of Daniel Dulany (2), the Aounger, and 
Rebecca (Tasker) Dulany, his wife, were : 

1. Daniel Dulany, Jr. (Daniel 3), born in Annapolis in 
1750, died unmarried, in Downing Street, Westminster, 
August 12, 1824. 

2. Benjamin Tasker Dulany, born in Annapolis in 1752. 
died 1816; married February 10, 1773. Elizabeth French, 
of Virginia, leaving many descendants. 

3. Ann Dulany, born in Annapolis, married M. de la 
Serre, and died at Grand Parade, Brighthelmstone (now 
Brighton), October 2, 1828. Her only child, Rebecca 
Ann, the heiress of her uncle, Daniel Dulanv (3). Jr.. as- 

TJic D Ilia lie y Faiiiih: 39 

sumed the name of Dnlany and married Sir Richard Hunter 
and died, without issue, at Brighton, Sussex. England. 

Daniel Dulany, Jr. (Daniel 3j, the eldest son, was taken 
to England by his father in July, 1761, and was educated 
at Eton. lie never returned to Aiiierica but once after 
he was taken abroad to be educated, and that was in 1785, 
when he paid a visit to his family. General Washington 
in his diary thus writer: "ThursdaN-, December 22. 1785, 
at Mount Vernon, went a fox hunting with the following 
gentlemen who came here yesterday, Daniel Dulany, Jr., 
Benjamin Dulany, Samuel Harrison, Thomas Harrison, 
Philip Alexander, together with b^erdinando I'\airfax and a 
.Mr. Shaw." 

In 1783 the British Parliament appointed a Commiss'i-'^ 
to nivestigate the claims of the American Loyalists. Their 
report was afterwards made with an account of the com- 
pensation allowed them by Parliament in 1785 and 1789. 
A vokime in the Public Record Office, London, written 
on vellum, contains a list of all the claimants under the 
commission, showing their claims and the amoimts allowed. 
Mr. O. Locker Lamjjson, of Xorfolk, b'nghmd, a lineal 
descendant of the Rev. Jonathan Boucher, who was Rector 
of St. Anne's Church, Annapolis, June 12, 1770, to Jime 
4, 1771, is authority for the following amounts allowed to 
Daniel Dulany, Jr. (3), (2-l-,130 pounds); and to his 
mother, Mrs. Reljecca Dulany (5,000 |:)f)unds ) on account 
of the property of Daniel Dulany (2), the younger, con- 
fiscated and sold by the State of Maryland in 1781, under 
the Confiscation Act. 

DANIEL DULAXY, JR. (3). never married, and at his 
death, in 1824, he left his large fortune to his niece. Rebecca 

40 Tlic Dulancy Family 

Ann de la Serre, whom he had adopted and who had taken 
the name of Dulany. She married July 21, 1829, Sir Rich- 
ard Hunter. Lady Hunter dyin<;- childless at Brighton, 
March 29, 1835, left one-half of her fortune to her cousin 
and namesake, Rehecca Ann Dulaney, of Virginia, and the 
other half to her hushand, Sir Richard Hunter, who married 
a second time, July 24, 1836, Frederica Emma Bishop, 
daughter of Charles Bishop, Esq., of Sunhury, Middlesex, 
Procurator General to His Majesty George HL 

On the death of Sir Richard Hunter, of Dulany House, 
Sussex, March 16, 1848, his widow married secondly, No- 
vember 24, 1851, the fifth Earl of Lanesborough. — (Vol. 
13, No. 2, pages 155, 156 and 157, Maryland Historical 
Magazine, published by The Maryland Historical Society.) 

Walter Dulany, second son of Daniel Dulany, the 
Elder, succeeded his father as Commissary-General of 
Maryland. He married .Mary Grafton, daughter of Richard 

The children of Waller and Mary (Grafton) Dulany 
were: Waller Dulany, Jr., who married Elizabeth Brice 
Dulany, widow of his half-uncle Lloyd Dulany; Grafton 
Lloyd Dulaney, Daniel Dulany, Rebecca Dulany, who mar- 
ried first Thomas Addison, and secon<l Captain Thomas 
Hanson, of the Revolutionary Army; Mary Dulany, who 
married George Mason Lee Fitzhugh; Catherine Dulany, 
who married Mr. Horatio Belt; and Peggy Dulany, who 
married Rev. John Montgomery. 

Walter Dulany, 2d, accej)ted a commission as captain 
(afterward promoted to major) in the P.ritish /\rmy; 
Grafton went to the West Indies and died soon after of 

The Ihdancy FaniHv 41 

yellow fever ; Daniel went to England, where he remained 
until his death soon after. In 1776 Mrs. Mary Grafton 
Dulany removed to Epping, the home of her daughter, 
Mrs. G. M. L. Fitzhugh. 

The Dulany name still survives in the tract of land in 
Maryland, once Dulany Manor. The manor, owned by 
Daniel Dulany, the elder, embraced 20,000 acres, and the 
part inherited by the lion. Walter Dulany included 5,000 
acres in Baltimore County, still known as Dulany's Valley. 
Dennis Dulany, brother of Walter, who died unmarried at 
(he beginning of the Revolutionary War, bequeathed his 
portion of the estate to his sister-in-law, Mary Grafton 
Dulany, but the inheritance of her Tory sons was confis- 
cated, though Congress allowed 400 acres to each of her 
three daughters who remained in the country. 

(The Younger Son of Daniel the Second) 

I-'rom the American point of view, Benjamin Tasker 
Dulany stands at the head of all his illustrious kinsmen, 
the embodiment of modesty, courage and conviction, the 
model American, and, justly, the ancestral pride of hordes 
of noble descendants in all parts of the Union. 

Notwithstanding his great love and sympathy for his 
mother and sister, his brother, and his greater admiration 
for his illustrious father, all of whom were loyal to the 
crown, yet he answered the call of conviction and of dutv 
and took up the cause of the Revolution ; for he was in full 
sympathy with the Colonists and joined the armv in \''ir- 
ginia. Ele was a warm personal friend of General Wash- 

7Vh' DiiLiiicv Faiiiilx 

ington, who made liini one (jf his aides, and he threw him- 
self into the Revolutionary cause with all the ardor of 
youth, and that in spite of the great losses of his father 
through the confiscation of his property. 

Benjamin Tasker Dulany went to I'>ederick County to 
live before the War of the Revolution, residing at "Prospect 
Hall," near Frederick Town. He married, February 10. 
1773, Elizabeth French, daughter of Daniel French, of 
"Claremont," Fairfax County, Virginia, and the ward of 
General Washington, who gave her away at her marriage. 

"Not long after this event Mr. Dulany presented to 
General Washington the celebrated horse Elueskin. which 
he rode during the W\ar of the Revolution. The horse was 
returned to Mrs. Dulany with the following note after the 
close of the war : 

" 'General Washington presents his best wishes to Mrs. 
Dulany, with the horse Blueskin, which he wishes was 
better worth her acceptance. Marks of antiquity have sup- 
plied the place of those beauties with which the horse 
abounded in his better days, nothing but the recollection 
of which and of his having been the favorite of Mr. Dulany 
in the days of his courtship can reconcile her to the meagre 
appearance he now makes. Friday, past 2 o'clock.' " 

Benjamin Tasker Dulany and Elizabeth (French) 
Dulany, his wife, had six sons and six daughters, many 
descendants of whom are now living in Maryland, Virginia, 
and elsewhere. 

1. Benjamin Tasker Dulany, Jr., who married Eliza 
Rozier, daughter of Benjamin Rozier, of Xotley Hall. 
Maryland. Their son. Major Rozier Dulany, United States 
Army, married Fannie Carter, of Sabine Hall, Virginia. 

llic Piilaucy Fa III i I y 43 

2. I'^lizabclh I'Vcnch Diilany, who married Major Joseph 
l^'orrest, of MarylaiKl. Their children were (a) Dulany 
Forrest, lieutenant in United States Navy; (b) French 
Forrest, flag officer in United States Navy, subsecinently 
Confederate States Navy, ^vhose son was Rev. Douglas 
French Forrest, D.D., deceased; (c) Sojjhia Forrest, who 
married John de Puitts. Their son, Richard l^arl de Butts, 
married Sarah Ilall, and their daughter, ]\lary W'elhy de 
Butts, married Major Richard II. Carter, of Glen 
Welby, Va. 

3. Julia Dulany. who married Thomas Clagett, of 

4. David French Dulany, who married Sarah Ann 
Tingey, daughter of Commodore Thomas Tingey, United 
States Navy. Their son, Daniel French Dulany, Jr., lieu- 
tenant in United States Navy, married Miss Gault, of Alary- 
land. Their daughter, Nancy Dulany, married Dr. John 
Hunter, of A'irginia. Their daughter, Sarah Dulany, mar- 
ried Major John Chichesler, Confederate States Army, of 
Virginia. Their daughter, Ahiry I^ulany, marrie<l .Spencer 
Mottrom Ball, of Virginia. 

5. Rebecca Dulany, who married 1'imothy Winn, ]nn-ser 
in Unlterl States Navy. Their daughter, ITiza Winn, mar- 
ried Hon. Powhatan I'dlis, of Mississippi, United States 
Senator. Their son, William Wirm, married Sophia Gault 
Carroll, daughter of the Hon. James Carroll, of Maryland. 
Their daughter, Mary Winn, married, first, William Dunlop, 
charge d'affaires, and, second. Col. William Henry Dainger- 
field, of Virginia. 

6. Ann Bladen Dulany, who married Commodore 
Thomas Tingey, United States Xavy. He was of Fnglish 


The IJtiliiiicv Family 

birth and had served in the British Xavy before the Revo- 
kition. In that war lie lont^ht gallantly for the American 


7. John Peyton Dulany, of Melbourne, Loudoun 
County, Virgniia, who married jXIary Ann de Butts (born 
in England), daughter of Dr. Samuel de Butts and Mary 
Welby, niece of Sir William Welby, of Grantham, Lincoln- 
shire, England. Their daughter, Julia Dulany, married, 
first, Welby de Butts, her cousin, and, second, Rev. Samuel 
Rozell, D. D. Their daughter, Mary de Butts Dulany, 
married George William Carlyle Whiting, of Virginia, son 
of Carlyle Fairfax Whiting, and great-great-grandson of 
Hon. William Eairfax, of Belvoir, Virginia. Their son. 
Col. Richard Henry Dulany, married his cousin, Rebecca 
Dulany, daughter of Major Rozier Dulany, United States 
Army, the heiress of her cousin, Lady Hunter. 

8. Louisa Dulany, who married, first, Richard de Butts, 
of Mount Welby, Va., son of Dr. Samuel de B.utts, and. 
second, Jam-es Hall, of Virginia. 

". lames Heath Dulany, .M. P., wlio died. 

10. Bladen Dulany. Commodore United States Navy, 
who married, first, Mary Walker Carter, of Virginia, and. 
second, Caroline Nourse, daughter of ^lajor James Nourse, 
of the District of Columbia. 

11. Henrietta Marie Dulany, who married William 
Blerbert, of Alexandria, Va., son of William Herbert and 
great-great-grandson of the Hon. William l^airfax, of Bel- 
voir, Va. 

12. William Dulany, Colonel United States Marine 
Corps, who married Mrs. Susan W^ade, widow of Lieut. 
Nelson Wade, United States Army. 

The Diilancx Fannl\ 

(Maryland Historical Magazine, published by the ]\Iary- 
land Historical Society. \'ol. 13, Xo. 2, pages 155, 156, 
157. Also from document obtained from same source.) 

Among living descendents of Colonel Benjamin Tasker 
Dulany and Elizabeth (French) Dulany are: Col. Richard 
H. Dulany, .Mr. Richard Hunter Dulany, Miss Rebecca 
Dulany, Mr. Robert L. Dulany, Mr. Cassius C. Dulany, 
:^Iiss Eliza Dulany, Mrs. Robert Neville, Mr. Henry Arthur 
Hall, Col. Arthur Herbert, .Mr. Upton Heath Herbert, Mrs. 
John Hill Carter Beverly, Mrs. William Wirt Henry, Mrs. 
Welby Carter, Hon. Richard Carter Scott, Mrs. R. Taylor 
Scott, Mrs. James Keith, Mrs. Robert I'everly, Mr. Neville 
Herbert Whiting, Miss Nina Carlyle Whiting, all of 
Virginia; Air. H. Rozier Dulany, Dr. Guy Fairfax Whiting, 
Miss Alice Van Doren Whiting, Aliss Julia B. W'hiting, 
Mrs. liardin, Aliss Lucy Hunter, Mr. Dulany Hunter, 
all of Washington, D. C. ; Airs. Henry S. Belt, Mr. Henry 
Dulany Belt, Airs. Sinclair Beall, Miss Louise Ogle Beall. 
Miss Marv Winn, Mrs. J. Southgate Lemmmi, Mr. Henry 
S. Ik'll, Miss Julia laverly Wlniing, Airs. Ivichard Henry 
Spencer, Air. Clarence Carlyle Whiting, Aliss Rose W\'lby 
Whiting, Aliss Jeanette B. Chew. Aliss Rosa Dulany Chew, 
Air. James Heath Dulany, all of Alaryland; Air. Richard 
Dulany Whiting, of New A'ork ; Airs. Emma Eader, Airs. 
Rebecca Brown and Airs. Alary \\'alton. 

Alajor Walter Dulany, eldest son of Hon. Wvalter and 
Alary (Grafton) Dulany, married Elizabeth Brice Dulany. 
Their children were: (1) Grafton Lloyd Dulany, who 
married Olivia Donaldson; (2) Alary Grafton Hesselius 
Dulanv, who married Henry W. Rogers. 

The children of Grafton Lloyd and Olivia Donaldson 

46 The Didaiicx Family 

Dulany were: (1) Walter Dulany, who married Eleanor 
Simmons; (2) Rozier Dulany, who died unmarried; (3) 
]\lary Dulany, now deceased, who was a celebrated beauty 
and married Gardiner G. Howland, of New York; (4) Lily 
Dulany, who married Robert M. Gushing;, of Boston; (5) 
Garrie Dulany, who married Sefton Brancker, formerly of 
Baltimore but now of Wales. England; (6) Jane Dulariy, 
wdio died unmarried. 

The children of the late Walter and Eleanor Simmons 
Dulany are: (a) Mary Dulany, who married John A. 
Barker, Jr. They have two children. Eleanor Dulany and 
John A. Barker, third; (b) Olivia Donaldson Dulany, now^ 
Mrs. J. Howard Wheeler. Jr.. who has one daughter, Olivia 
Dulany Wheeler; (c) Grafton Lloyd Dulany; (d) Mildred 
Dulany; (e) Nellie Grafton Dulany. 

Mrs. Walter Dulany is a daughter of James Simmons, 
of the United States Army, and granddaughter of the late 
Lambert Gittings. 

The children of Air. and the late ]\lrs. Gardiner G. How- 
land, of Xew York, are: (a) G. G. Howland. Jr.; (b) 
Pulany IJouK-uul; (c) Meredith Howland; ( d) Maud How- 
land, who married Percy Pyne, of Xew York. 

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Gushing, of 
Boston, are: (al Grafton Dulany Gushing; (b) Louisa 
Gushing, wdio married Llenry James, of Seattle; (c) 
Howard Gushing, who married Ethel Gochran, of Boston; 
(d) Olivia Dulany Gushing, who married Andreas 

The children of Mrs. Sefton Brancker are: (\) Sefton 
Dulany Brancker; (2) Grafton Dulany Brancker, of the 
British Army, who Avas killed in the South African war; 
(3) James Lowry Donaldson Brancker. 

The Dulancy fdiiiily 

Anion<; livint; descendants of Alary Dnlany, daughter of 
Walter and Mary (Grafton) Dulany, who married George 
Mason Lee In'tzhngli, are: Mrs. Alargaret Alurray Mayn- 
adier Schwartze, Mrs. Augusta D. Maynadier, Miss EHza- 
beth Fitzhugli Schwartze, Mrs. Julward L. Ilardcastle, 
Yellott iMtzlnigli Ilardcastle, Alary Lock wood Hardcastle, 
iulmund Maynadier ilardcastle, Margaret .Murray Hard- 
ca.stle, Miss hJizabeth G. N'ellott, Miss Alice 1>^. Yellott, Mrs. 
Mary Grafton Ballou and Mrs. Anne George Fitzhugh, of 
Michigan; Airs, llenrietk- AI. Smith, of New York; Afr. 
Wm. Jlenry iMtzhugh. of Alichigan; Airs. U. Al. Fitzhugh, 
Dr. Henry ALaynadier iMtzhugh, Jr., Air. Daniel Dulany 
Fitzhugh A'ellott, and his four children, John Southgate 
Yellott, Daniel Dulany \'ellott, Frederick AIcG. ^'ellott and 
Alary Dulany \'ellott. 

Among the living descendants of Catherine Dulanv. 
daughter of Walter and Alary (r~irafton) Dulany, who 
married Horatio P.elt, are: Aliss Catherine Dulany Lelt, of 
Philadelphia; .Mr. Ilarry S. P.elt, Air. Charles W. Belt, Air. 
Henry Dulany Pelt, of P.altinKu-c; Mrs. Alexander Prown 
Cox and Mrs. Ch;irles Cox. of Philadelphia. 

Airs. Commodore Pidgley, of Park .\vemie. is the only 
descendant of Air. and .Mrs. Henry W. Rogers. 

Among the Addison descendants are: Miss Elizabeth H. 
Murray, Mr. Frank Addison, Bishop Addison Tngle, Bishop 
Peterkin, of West Virginia, and Airs. Peterkin, of Rich- 
mond; Mr. Alurray Addison. Airs. Pratt, the Alisses Ad- 
dison, ATrs. John Chew, Dr. John Payne, all of Washing- 

(From genealogical document obtained from the Alary- 
land Historical Society.) 

Ai^e three, (lau<;iner of Paul nulaney and liis wife, P.ane 
Summers Diilaney, one of the 1-Ji;luh (ieneratioii in 

(The Youngest of the Three Brothers) 

JOSEPH DULANY (here (lesiL;nated Josei^h 1), Hved 
first at Port Tobacco, ^laryland; then at St. George's 
Parish, Virginia; and after 1734, at Hamilton Parish, 
Virginia. He served in the \'irginia Militia for a while. 
He married Alary Lewis (1714 or 1715, daughter of the 
elder Zacliary Lewis, who settled in I'rince W^illiam County 
in 1692) atul had seven sons (possiljly more) viz., [osepli, 
Daniel, William, Zachary, Charles, Lewis and Klkanah ; and 
at least two daughters; one married a Smith, son of Augus- 
tine Smith, and another, Barbee; (the citations 

given show that Josej)!! Dulany (1) gave negroes to his 
grandsons. h»hn Smith, Andrew luirbee and to Joseph 
Pulany. o\ William.) 

The sons and daughters and grandsons and grand- 
daughters of Joseph, in the course of lifty years, married 
into scores of the ])rominent families of Northern Virginia 
— the Roberts, the hTenches, the hields, the Hlackwells, the 
Slaughters, the Strothers, the Wallers, the Lewises, the 
Carters, the Routs, the Meriwethers, and other leading fam- 
ilies. Joseph (2 ) Dulany's wife's name was Sarah and two 
sons are mentioned, one of whom was Joseph (3), whose 
grandson married Alolly Duncan, July 18, 1797. ElkniiaJi 
abridged his first name to "Cana" and was a prominent 
attorney at law in Northumberland County, in 1746. Charles 

50 The Dulaney Family 

married Miss Smith and had a son named Smith Dulany, 
who married Mary W'ris^ht, of h\auqnier County, Sejjtem- 
ber 26, 1785, and, as ah-eady stated, one of tlie dauj^hters 
of Joseph (1) married a son of An^iLsline Smith and had 
a son named John, and one named Daniel Dulany Snn'th; 

another married Barl)ee and had a son named 

Andrew. Daniel (of Joseph (1)) lielonged to the Cul- 
peper Militia in 1756. But the task of working out the 
genealogy of all of these, from the Land Records and war 
records, is too much for one silting, so the writer now 
takes leave of all these Dulanys for the present, exce])t his 
ancestor, William, of Joseph (1). 

WILLIAM DULANY, third son of Joseph (1), married 
Mary Roberts, daughter of Benjamin Rolierts, Sr., ( \^estry- 
man of St. Mark's Parish for many }'ears), who died in 
1782, (Culpeper Will Book, pages 128 to 130) and his other 
daughters (Mary's sisters), Anne, llannah and jemima, 
married: Anne married Daniel hield (of J lenry 1); Han- 
nah marrietl 1 lem-y ImcUI (nf Henry 1 ), and Jemima mar- 
ried Captain iM-ancis Kirtley; and Slaughter's History of 
St. Mark's Parish shows that Daniel and Henry h^ield, 
Benjamin Roberts and Francis Kirtley were all vestrymen 
cf St. Mark's. P.enjamin Roberts, Sr., had a sister also 
named Jemima, who married James Lewis (of Zachary 1), 
and a brother, John, who was father or grandfather of 
Major John Roberts, of the Revolution. 

The children of William Dulany (of Joseph 1) and 
Mary, his wife, were as follows: Benjamin, Joseph, Wil- 
liam, Elkanah, Anne and Margaret. Bcujaiiun married 
Judith Barnes, of Culpejier County and Kapi)ahannock 
County, and was the ancestor of an im[)ortant branch of 

The Dulancy Family 51 

the family in those two Counties, as well as in Madison 
County. Joseph (of William 1) moved to Kentucky about 
1800, and was living in 1811 at Harrodsburg. JVilliain (2) 
(of William 1) lived for several years in Shenandoah 
County and left many descendants in X^rginia and in Mis- 
sissippi. Elkanah Roberts (of William (1)) married Mar- 
garet Snapp, of Shenandoah County. I'\M3ruary 7, 1799, and 
moved to Sullivan County, Tennessee, the same year. He 
had just graduated in medicine and he estalilished "Med- 
ical Grove," the oI<l homestead (jf the Dulaneys, which was 
the first brick residence in the county, and which has since 
been owned and occupied by the Dulaneys, being occupied 
now by Doctors Nathaniel Taylor ])u]aney and Charles 
Aleigs Dulaney, great grandsons of Dr. l-^lkanah, who 
founded the home and medical center in 1799, and who 
was the ancestor of the Tennessee Dulaneys, with many 
descendants in the far West, the Middle West, Texas and 
other Southern States. 

Note: Of the two daughters (of William 1), one of 
them seems to have married a I-'rench. 

The following is a i)artial list of the granddaughters and 
great granddaughters of Joseph (1), who married into 
other families, as culled from deed books, will books and 
from Slaughter's "Culpeper County and St. Mark's Parish," 
(but this list does not include the daughters of daughters 
and granddaughters who, of course, took the names of 
their fathers) viz., Janette Dulaney married Reuben Bur- 
ley; Susanah Dulaney married James luherington; Millie 
Dulaney married John Edins ; Eliza Dulaney married Dan- 
iel Earmer ; Erances Dulaney married Thomas l'\irness; 
Delilah Dulaney married James Inskeej); Johanna Dulaney 

S^ The Dulanex Fa)uilv 

married Robert Lig^htfoot; Nancy B. Dulaney (of Benja- 
min 1) married William Sims, and Judith (of Benjamin 
1 ) married Georf^e Sims. 

Note to Genealogists 

At this point in the narrative it may be useful informa- 
tion, for those desiring to trace their forebears, to know 
that Benjamin Tasker Dulany (of Daniel the ^'cnmger, 
j\'Iaryland) did not come to X'irginia until aliout 1773, when 
(at the age of twenty-two or twenty-three) he married 
Elizabeth h>ench, of h\airfax County, and settled there; 
and, after a careful investigation from all available sources 
of information, my conclusion is that all the Dulanys of 
Spottsylvania, Culpeper, Orange, Albemarle and that section 
of Northern Virginia, who had reached the age of men 
and women prior to 1783 (the close of the Revolution), 
were the descendants of Joseph ( 1 ) ; and that tbe descend- 
ants of -these two branches (Joseph 1 and Benjamin 
'i\-iskcr) did not converge bv interuKU riage until alter 1S20. 
In this connection I wisli to say it is not improljable that 
Klizabeth hVench (wife of IkMijamiti Tasker Dulany) was 
related to Joseph (1), for, as already show^n. he had 
married and settled in St. Cieorge's Parish prior to 
1720. and three generations of his descendants had inter- 
married with the leading families of that section. I have 
before me now a copy of the Will of William Dulaney (of 
Zachary 1), from the Culjjeper County records, probated 
SeiJtember 12, 1802. He had a large family. His wife's 
name was Elizabeth and his oldest son's name was Erench 
Dulaney (suggesting that his wife's name was Elizabeth 
Erench or that he had near kin bv that name), and he had 

TJic Dulaucy Family 5,^ 

another son named Zacliary. who enhsted in the Revohition 
about ]7<S(), showini:;- that Wilh'am's marriai^e antedated, a 
j^ood many years, that of benjamin Tasker to a youni^er 
KHzabetli hVcncIi, wlio also liad a son. hVench Dulany. 
This coincidence of names is mentioned here to prevent the 
^genealogists from confusing iM-ench Dulany (of Benjamin 
Tasker) with hTench Dnlaney (of William, of Zachary, of 
Joseph 1 ) ; and also to show that some of the third genera- 
tion from Joseph ( 1 ) were at tliat time ( 1773) older than 
Benjamin Tasker Dulany. 

The other sons and daughters of William Dnlaney (of 
Zachary 1), as shown hy the Will referred to, were Josej)!!. 
Zachary, Leroy and Braxton; I^eanne. 1 )elpha and Deliah. 


In the pnl)lic records, both in Virginia and r^Laryland. 
covering a period from 1700 to 1783, the name is used inter- 
changeal^ly "Dnlaney," '"Dulany," "Delaney," "Delanv," 
notwilhstandiug the Irailition thai the Immigrant famil}'. 
on arriving in America, changeil it from "Delany" to "Du- 
lany." ]\Iany other family names fared just as badly by 
change in spelling during that same period. I'.ut, in docu- 
ments, letters, etc.. during that ])eriod which had original 
signatures or copies of original signatures, the name is 
spelled "Dulany" almost invariably; and the same is true 
in deeds, wills, etc., when drawn by members of the familv 
or by friends of the family who supposedly knew how to 
spell the name correctly. The name "Dnlaney" does not 
appear with regularity in the public records until after the 
Revolution; but I have not found anvthing to show whether 

54 TJic Dulaiicy Family 

the slight change was accidental or intentional ; although, 
at the same period that this slight change in spelling the 
name occurred, the name "Daniel" was dropped by some 
branches of the family; whereas, prior to the i)eriod of the 
Revolution, every family had a "Daniel," if any sons at 
all. Of course, the omission of this popular family given- 
name may have been accidental ; but, true to the traditions 
of the Imnn'grant family, who f)nce changed their name to 
express disapproval of their stejMuother, some of the 
branches of the family, under war tension, may have added 
an "e" and eschewed "Daniel," as an inherited right (a 
rather harmless procedure) to express their disapproval of 
the conduct of their loyalist kinsman, Daniel the Third, 
who at that time had eschewed every thing American and 
was laying his ])lans to become a liritish subject; and he 
did become a British subject — thoroughly Anglicized! A 
British barrister of Downing Street (as shown elsewhere, 
possessed of a large estate and jjossihly enthralled by an 
environment of a most radical aristocracy) — so he lived, 
and died, childless, in [.ondun, leaving no descendants to 
take notice oi that resentful "e", if it was so intended; 
and thus the British branch of the family terminated. 

Some quotations have been made in this narrative from 
Barrister Daniel Dulany (Daniel third) not for their his- 
torical value alone, but rather to show how a wish mav 
be "father to the thought" — how a desire may become a 
tradition and a tradition be made to pass as history. Here 
is an example: A hundred years after the event. Barrister 
Daniel Dulany (the third), is said to have written on the 
fly-leaf of his mother's prayer book quite a biograjihy of 
his grandfather, Daniel the l':ider, in which, among other 

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The Diilaiicv FaDiily 

things, he asserts that Daniel the Elder was horn in Ireland 
in 1685 and came to Maryland in \703, at the age of 
eighteen years.. The Barrister also makes reference to the 
fact that his grandfather had been aided by Col. George 
Plater, of St. Mary's, Attorney General of the Province 
(1691 to 1698); while, at least, one historian states that 
Daniel the Inkier worked in Col. Plater's office prior to 
1698, and at a later date married Col. Plater's daughter. 
But the marriage records of that period are not to be found, 
and so the date on the fly-leaf of "mother's prayer l)Ook" 
gave the basis for the inscription on the tomb of Daniel the 
Elder at Annapolis. The (piestion naturally arises, why 
was Barrister Dulany, nf I )(i\vning Street, so much on 
the defensive, concerning the a^e (jf his grandfather? 

What could have been the occasion in the year 1803, or 
fifty years after the death of Daniel the Elder, that made 
it so important to fix the exact dates in question? 


BENJAMIN (Tasker) DULANY (son of Daniel the 
Younger, of Annapolis). Washington MSS. 122 and 1557 
Revolutionary Records, Richmond, Virginia.) 

BENJAMIN (Lewis) DULANEY (son of William 
Dulany and Mary Roberts, St. Mark's Parish.) S. of W. 
1835; Penn. 3, Tenn. 100; Revolutionary Records, Vir- 

JOSEPH DULANEY (of Hamilton Parish) ; enlisted in 
Cavalry, December, 177^, under Captain Robert Yancy. 
(Henning's Stat. Vol. 14, page 336.) 

WILLIAM H. DULANEY, (of William Dulany and 

56 The Dulaiiey Family 

Mary Roberts, St. Clark's Parish). (Henning's Statutes, 
Vol. 15, page 99, Vol. 16, page 29.) 

REV. JAMES DULAXEY (also spelled "Delaney"). 
(V. 1, Reg. 101, Revolutionary Records, Richmond. \'ir- 

DANIEL DULAXEY, Queen Anne County. ^Maryland, 
enlisted 1780, under Lieutenant William 1 k-nsley. 

EDWARD DULA^MA^ enlisted Baltimore, July IS, 
1776, under Captain Thomas Yates. 

ANTHONY DULAXEY (of Charles County, Mary- 
land), enlisted in \'^irginia under Ca])tain Robert \'ancy, 
December, 1778. f llenning's Statutes, \'ol. 16, page 336.) 

ZACHARY DULANEY, (Virginia Revolutionary List. 
page 134, Congressional Library.) 

JOLIN DULANEY, enlisted Eebruary 7, 1779. (Arch- 
ives of Maryland, Vol. 18. page 202.) 

CHARLES DULANEY, enlisted April 6, 1780. (Arch- 
ives of Maryland, Vol. 18, page :>?>?.) 

NICHOJ.AS DULANEY, enlisted January 24, 1778. 
(Archives o\ Maryland, \'ol. 18. page 200.) 

(Virginia Magazine of History, \'ol. 1, page 389; 
Washington MSS. 112, 85. 1, 96.) 


JOSEPH (1) DULANY, (of St. George and after- 
wards of Hamilton Parish, Virginia) enlisted in \'irginia 
Militia prior to 1720. (As hitherto stated, Mr. Coons, 
Clerk of the Culpeper Court, procured ior the writer in 
1903, an original document showing that Joseph Dulany ( 1 ) 
had enlisted from Port Tobacco, Maryland, in the \'irginia 
Militia and was entitled to land as a bounty for services; 

The Dulancy fauiily ^y 

but that dociiiiient lias disappeared in some nnacconntable 
way. But Joseph (1 ) got the land— "on Little Fork of the 
Rappahannock in Si)ottsylvania County"). 

DAXIF.L DULAXV (son of Jose])h 1), enlisted in 
the Culpeper Militia in 1756. (Hennin-'s Statutes, Vol. 
7. page 23 ) . 

John Smith, Captain, and Daniel Dulaney Smith, Lieuten- 
ant, (both in Culpeper Militia, by same authority) were 
grandsons of Joseph (1) Dulaney. 


Eldest son of Dr I'Jkanah K. Dulaiiey. born April 2, ISOO. 
at "Medical Grove," Sullivan County, Tennessee, and 
died May 24, 1860. 


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Dr. FJkaiuili Roberts IJuIancx. born Cnlpeper County. 
\'iri^nnia, about 1770, married Pei^ji^y (Margaret) Snapp, 
of Shenandoah County, X'irginia, I'^ebruary 7, 1799, and 
moved to Tennessee the same year. He died July 10, 1840; 
and his wife Pegi^y died February 19, 1843. 

Extracts from the Family Hible of Flkanah Roberts 
Dulaney, showin;^ tlie descentlants of Dr. Fdkanah Roljerts 
Dulaney and his wife, Pei^gy Snapp Dulaney. who estab- 
lislied the Dulaney H(_>mestead, "Medical Grove," (^ne mile 
west of Blountville, Sullivan County, Tennessee, about 
1799: The issue of this marriage was hve sons and three 
daughters as follows : 

60 The Dulaucy Family 


Dr. Williain Roberts Dii- Elica Diihincy, born July 28, 
laiicy. born Ajjril 2, 1800, 1802. and married Thomas 
and married Mary Carter Marshall March 18, 1819. 
Taylor, 31st of May, 1825. She die<l July 24, 1819. 
He died May 24. 1860. Edna Dulaucy, l)orn May 

John Rhea Dulancy, born 1?), 1806, and died Jan. 26 
Nov. 25, 1808. died J^'eb. 1826. 

3, 1833. Xever married. Mar\ Dulancy, born Aug. 

Joseph Abbott Dulancy, horn 20. 1817. married Dr. Par- 
Sept. 13, 1811, died Oct. 9, mtt. She died Aug. 6. 1843. 

Alfred Carter Dulanev, born 
June 30, 1813, died July 11, 

Benjamin I^ewis Dulancy, 
born April 9, 1815, and mar- 
ried Rebecca Cobb Masengill 
Sept. 17,. 1846. He died 
Sept. 23, 185*\ 

It will be noted that two only of the sons of Dr. Elkanah 
Dulaney married and had families, to-\vit: (1) the eldest, 
William Roberts I^ilaney, and (2) the youngest, J^>en- 
jamin Lewis Dulaney, as follows: 

and his wife, ]\]ary Carter Taylor Dulaney, had 
four sons and eight daughters, as shown by the 
Family Bible records, to-wit : 

Mary James (died in infancy) 
Joseph Elkanah (M. D.) 


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The Dulancv Family 


Margaret Eliza 
Serai)hina Jackson 
Evalina Elizabeth 
Sarah Caroline 
Nathaniel Taylor (M. D.) 
Mary Theresa 
Eleanor Virginia 
John (died in infancy) 
Lorena Adelaide Jackson 
William Alfred (M. 0.) 

Joseph Elkanah [)itlauc\ (AT. D.) married 
Lucy Fields and had two daughters and one son : 
Joseph (M. D.) 

Margaret Eliza married Matthew Taylor 
Haynes,* and had three daughters: 

Eannie (married X. C. St. John. Chil- 
dren: Margaret, Mamie. Alice, Kittie, 
Kelly, Preston and Charles.) 
Maggie (married Capt. \V. D. Haynes 
and had : Lannie, Berta and Matthew\) 
Mary Emma (died in youth). 

*Aitt-r the death of his first wife, Atattliew Taylor Haynes 
(a lawyer of marked ability and integrity and brother of the famous 
oraitor, Landon Carter Haynes) married, second, Kate Snapp (dis- 
tant cousin of his first wife) and had a daugliter, IMattie, wlio 
married Dr. J. M. King; and two sons: Charles who died in youth; 
and Hal. H. (now Chancellor Haynes) who married, hrst, Laura 
Dulaney (see Dulaney Record) and second, Kate Walace, of Vir- 
ginia, and has a daughter, Shirley, and a son, William. 

64 TJie Diilaney Family 

ScrapJi'uia J. married William Snapp and had 
three children : 

Lillie (married Hr. Hurd, of McKinney, 
Texas, and had a son, Fred, and a 
daughter, Katie ) ; 
William (iicver married ) ; 
(Rev. Sullivan, second husband of Sera- 
phina J. Dulaney, no children). 

Ez'alina Elizahctli married Rev. J. W. Bachman 
and had five dauj^hters and four sons : 
Fannie (married Magill) ; 
Mary (married Anderson rmd had two 

sons: William (M. D.) and John 

(Major, U. S. A.); 
.\nne (married Rev. Charles Hyde and 

had one son, John B.) ; 
William (died in infancy); 
Twin lio)-.s (died in infancy); 
Nathan (married Miss IXike, of Durham. 

N. C); 
Carrie (died in infancy); 
Fva 1). (married Mr. Beuke). 
Sarah Caroline married Judge Charles J. St. 
John and had three sons and four daughters : 

Charles J., Jr. (married Miss Pitzer and 

had a daughter, Louise, and a son, 

Edmuml ) ; 
I)lanche (married Mr. Reynolds); 
William ( M. D. ) (not married); 
i'^va (married Mr. Kite); 


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Son of Dr. William R. Diilaney. born at "Medical Grove," 
Sullivan County, Tennessee, in 1834, and died at the 
age of 76 years. lie graduated with distinction at 
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1854, and 
was offered the position as assistant in surgery to the 
celebrated Dr. Mutter; but chose rather to live among 
his own peo[)le. He practiced medicine in Sullivan 
County, Tennessee, for fifty years. He served as Presi- 
dent of the State Medical Society, and was three times 

The D Ilia ney Family ^ 

Minnie (married Mr. Kent); 
Carrie Lee (not married); 
^lattbew Blair (not married) ; 

Nathaniel Taylor Dulancy ( M. D.) married 
Pauline Davis and had twelve children: 

Almeda (married Rev. J. B. Converse 
and had three sons: Engene, Charles 
and Paul, and one daughter, Flavia). 
William R. (died in childhood); 
Mary 1). (married Benj. L. Dulaney 
and had three sons and a daughter. 
Laura (married Judge Henry ITalum 
Ilaynes and had five daughters, viz: 
Nataline (married Dr. Rogers). Katie 
(married Mr. LavinderL Margaret 
(married Mr. Pendleton), Helen 
(married ^Ir. Rhea), and Mary Lynn, 
who died in youth; and a son, Henry 
II., (now :i law student at Stetson 
I'niversity") ; 
Chas. Meigs (M. D.) (married Miss 
Rhea and has a large and interesting 
family, and owns and occupies the old 
"Medical Grove" residence at Blount- 
Ollie, (not married) ; 
Nathaniel Taylor. Jr. (M. D.). (mar- 
ried Miss Lucile King and has a 
daughter, Mary Taylor) ; 
Eugene (married Miss Delaney and had 
a son, Joseph Eugene) ; 

68 'I !ic Dnlmicy Fatiiily 

Henry Parrolt (M. D. ) (married and 
has a son Henry Parrott Dulaney, Jr. ) 

(Three other children of Dr. X. T. D. 
and PauHne, died in infancy.) 

Marx Theresa (Molh'e) married Dr. Matthew 
M. Butler, and had three sons and two dau^i^hters : 
IJeverly, died in youth ; 
Charles (?*[. D.), promiuent bacteri- 

olo<^ist, in U. S. X. ; 
Joseph, died in infancy: 
Lorena, married Gov. John Isaac Cox 

and has a son, Matthew V>., and a 

daughter, Mary, who married Mr. 

Carrie, married F. C. W'ric^ht and has 

three danc^hters, Catherine, Carrie and 

Marjorie, and four sons, Charles. 

hVank, John and David. 

Eleanor J'injiuia (Fllen), married Fultou ?t. 
J.'hn aud had six dauL^lUcrs and two sons: 

Charlr.)tte (unmarried) ; 

Xell (married Mr. Turk) ; 

Carrie (married, first. Judge Thomas 
Curtin and had a son, Thomas, and a 
daughter, Fleanor ; married, second 
Mr. Morley) ; 

^Tattie (married Dr. McKee) ; 

Josephine (married Dr. hdeenor) ; 

\^irginia (married Dr. Moonev) ; 

George Fulton ; 


The Diilauex Faniilv 69 

Lorcna Adelaide Jackson, married Geo. B. 
Smith and had one son, Geo. Fiikon, and two 
danc^hters: Evahna, married Chas. Dederick ; 
Delia, not married. 

U'UUam Alfred (AI. D.), married Blanche 
Marsh and had one son who died in infancy. 

(2) BEN7Ai\TIN LEWIS DULANEY, youngest son 
of Elkanah Roberts Dulaney (M. D.), married, first, Tvlary 
Love, of Carter County, and had one son, Roberts Elkanah. 
who never married ; second. Rebecca Cobb Mascngill, 
September 17, 1846, and had one daughter and three sons: 

(a) Louisa Maryaret, born Alarch 17, 1851; married 
Professor John E. L. Seneker (Educator) and had two 
sons, Beverly and Oliver, and two daughters. Estelle and 

(b) JosepJi Michael, born March 9, 1833; died Decem- 
ber, 1890; married Miss Walters and had three daughters: 
Willie, married Captain Shutz, U. S. A., (El Paso. Texas), 
and has one ilaughter and three sons; Clara, married Mr. 
Smyre, and has two daughters, X'irginia and Margaret. A 
third daughter died in childhood ; 

(c) ]Villiam Casz^'ell, born April 2, 1855, and died at 
Plant City, Elorida, June 4, 1884, unmarried; 

(d) Benjamin Lezvis, born September 12, 1857; mar- 
ried, first. Mary Davis Dulaney (of Dr. N. T. Dulaney) 
and had three sons and one daughter. The eldest son. 
Paid, born January 17, 1883, married Bane Summers and 
has three children, Benjamin Bane, Paul Summers, and a 
daughter, Jane; the second son, Fred, born June 10, 1885, 
married Grace Haves, and has two children, Marv Jane 

70 The Dulaney Family 

and Fred; the third son, Benjamin Love, died in infancy, 
and a daughter, ]\Iary, died in infancy. Benjamin Lez^'is 
Dulaney married, second, Ahce St. John (daughter of N. 
C. St. Jolin, of Virginia), and had two sons, Landon Cobb 
and Benjamin Leivis, and one daughter, Alice Rebecca. 
Landon Cobb Dulaney, born Alarch 28, 1897, married 
Miss Virginia Urion, October 11, 1920. Benjamin Lcivis 
died at the age of two years in Jacksonville, Florida. Alice 
Rebecca, the daughter, was born August 11, 1909. 

Some of the Great Grandchildren and Great 
Great Grandchildren of Dr. Elkanah Robert.s Du- 
laney {the ancestor of the Tennessee Branch): 

Alamie St. John (of N. C. St. John), who married 
Senator Robert L. Taylor, was a great great granddaughter. 

Alice St: John (of X. C. St. John), another great great 
granddaughter, married IkMijamiu Lewis Dulaney. Issue: 
Landon Cobb, Benjamin Fewis (died in infancy), and 
Alice Rebecca. 

Kittie St. John (of N. C. St. John), another great great 
granddaughter, married Nathan D. Bachman. Issue: 
Nathan, John, Katherine and Landon. 

Lorena Butler (of Dr. M. M. Butler), who married John 
Isaac Cox, Governor of Tennessee, was a great grand- 
daughter. Issue: Matthew and Mary. 

Carrie Butler (of Dr. ^1. M. Butler), another great 
granddaughter, married Frank C. Wright. Issue: Kath- 
erine, Carrie, Marjorie, Charles. Frank, John and David. 

Carrie St. John (of A. F. St. John), another great 


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A^^e eleven, (kuii^^hter of I'.enj. Lewis Dulanev ( 3.1 i. and Ins 
wife Alice St. J<.hn Dulanev. One .-f the .seventh 
Ct-neration in America. 

The Diihnicy Fainily 71^ 

grandclauj;hler, married Judge Thomas Ciirtin, of Ten- 
nessee. Issue : Eleanor and Thomas. 

Laura Dulaney (of Dr. N. T. Dulaney), another great 
granddaughter, married Chancellor Hal. H. liaynes (of 
Matthew T. Haynes, of Landon C. Ilaynes, the celehrated 
lawyer and orator). Issue: Nataline, Katie, Helen, Mary 
Lynn, Margaret and Henry. 

Dr. Charles Butler, a distinguished surgeon of the United 
States Navy, is another great grandson. 

Judge Nathan Bachman, a memher of the Supreme Court 

of Tennessee, is a great grandson of Pdkanah R. Dulaney. 

Judge Charles Joseph St. John (of C. J. St. John) and 

his two distinguished hrothers. Drs. William and Matthew, 

are great grandsons of Dr. Elkanah R. Dulaney. 

In the direct line of descendants of Edkanah R. Dulaney, 
prohahly the three most representative of family traits and 
characteristics, men who are universally beloved and re- 
spected, are Dr. William Alfred Dulaney, of St. Charles, 
Virginia; Dr. Nat T. Dulaney, of Bristol, Tennessee, and 
Paul Dulaucy, lawyer, oi Washington. D. C. Drs. Xat 
T. and William A. Dulaney have n.> children.* But Paul 
Dulaney has two sons, Benjamin and Paul, and a daughter, 

Anne Bachman (of Rev. John W. Bachman) married 
Rev. Charles Hyde. Issue: a son, John B. 

Another distinguished great grandson is Major Henry 
Parrott Dulaney (M. D.), son of Dr. N. T. Dulaney, in 
charge of the Soldiers' Plome, Los Angeles, California. 

Dr. Henry Parrott (of Dr. Henry Parrott). of Blount- 
ville, Tenn., is a grandson of Dr. Fdkanah Roberts Dulaney. 

*Since the above was written, a ^irl l>al>y, Mary Taylor, has 
been l)orn to Dr. Xat. T. Dulaney and his wife. 


Lawyer, ^Vashington, D. C, son of Benjamin Lewis Du- 
laney (3), born January 17, 1S83, at "Medical Grove," 
Sullivan County, Tennessee. Graduated, Kinj^ College, 
1901; University of Virginia, 1903. 




(Over 300 Years in America.) 

Totten's List of Immigrants to America, 1600 to 1700 
page 246: "Joseph Cobb, age 25, in the (boat) 'Treasurer,' 
1613. Elizabeth Cobb, age 25, in the (boat) 'Bonne Bess,' 

Under the caption "AInster Calls," the same authority 
says that Joseph Cobb and his wife, Elizabeth Cobb, were 
living in "Elizal)eth Citie" in the year 1624. 

The will of Joseph Cobb, dated March 1, 1635, and of 
record in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, names his wife 
Elizabeth and two sons, Benjamin and Pharaoh, and 
daughter Elizabeth. 

In tho llisti>ry of the llabcrsluun I'aniily (Congressional 
Library), it is stated that Ambrose Cobl> came to York- 
Town in 1613, and had a son, Robert Cobb, who in turn 
had a S(;n named Robert Cobb. These records also show 
that the last named Robert Cobb was a vestryman of ]\Iars- 
ton Parish in 1660, and a Justice of the Peace, York 
County, in 1667, and High Sheriff in 1687. 

This Habersham Family History also records that John 
Cobb, son of Robert Cobb (2), married Mildred Lewis; 
and that Alary Willis Cobb, daughter of Robert (2), mar- 
ried Robert Flournoy. 

In Totten's List the name is spelled Cobb, as it is in the 

74 The IhiUincy Family 

English records at Cobham ; l)ut in the Virginia records it 
is spelled "Cob," "Cobb" and "Cobbs" 

Ambrose Cobb is referred to as tlic head of the family, 
indicating that he was the father of the eldest brother of 
Joseph Cobb of "Elizabeth Citie." 

The records of Isle of Wight, York and Prince Edward 
Counties show that the later generations of the Cobb family 
were likewise citizens of high standing in Church and State. 

The names I'haraoh and Ambrose, Penelope and Bar- 
slieba are rather unusual ; yet these names have followed 
the Southern branch of the family down to the present day. 

The Habersham History also shows that the Cobb family, 
the Lewis, the Washington, the Jackson, the Adams, the 
Flournoy, the Whitehead, the Willis and many other lead- 
ing families of that section of Virginia, were all coimected 
and related; and that all the Cobbs of the Carolinas, Ten- 
nessee, Georgia and Alabama are descended from this Vir- 
ginia line of ancestry. And yet, the unusual given names, 
mentioned, were likewise favorites with the old branch of 
the family tliat scltknl in I'arnstablc, Massachusetts, in the 
year U)3i. as shown by Philip Cobb's History of the Col)b 
I'amily (Congressional Library, Washington, D. C). 

Under the caption, "Notable Southern h^amilies," the 
"Lookout," Chattanooga, Tennessee, recently published 
a genealogy of the Cobbs, from which the following extracts 
were made : 

"Cobb is one of the oldest family names known to Eng- 
lish history. The different branches of the family were 
early seated in Devonshire, Lancaster, London and North- 
ern England." 

"Joseph Cobb took up land in Isle of Wight County, at 

The Didancy FaDiily 75 

the mouth of the James River. In 'Uennin-'s Statutes,' 
Vol. 1, he is shown as ownini^ hind on Laurens Creek, Isle 
of Wight. This Joseph Cohh was probahly the son of 
Joseph Cobb, the immigrant, who landed at \'orktown in 

"The court records of Yorktown, ^vhich, strange to say, 
having passed through the vicissitudes of three wars, are 
still intact and are, jierhaps, the oldest continuous records 
in this country, contain the name of Cobl)s hundreds of 
times, but unfortunately, when I was there, being very 
much hurried, I had not time to search out the valual^le in- 
formation they contain, but it would repay any member of 
the family to go there. In 1635 Ambrose Cobbs received 
land grants, and it is supposed that Ambrose and Jovcph 
were brothers." 

"Edmond Cobbs, son of Robert Cobbs, high sheriff of 
York County, in 1631, died in 1692-3, leaving no living 
children, but in his will makes bequests to a son-in-law, 
Matthew Pierce, and provides that his whole estate lie 
ihvidod among his three br(nlR'rs — Ambrose and Otho. Of 
these three brothers, Robert, born about 1660. son of b.d- 
mond, who died in 16* )2, married and left three sons: 
Thomas, John and Rol^ert, born in the early part of the 
eighteenth century. These three 1)rothers and their descen- 
ants are to be found in the records of Henrico County, and 
are the ones generally spoken of as the Cc)1)bs family of 

"John Col)l)S. of Goochland, is the only one of the three 
brothers whose line has been at all well worked out. John 
Cobbs, of Goochland, married Susannah, whose surmane is 
not known. She is mentioned in the records of Goochland 
as earlv as 1736. 

76 The Diilaiicy Family 

"John and Susannah Cobbs had issue three sons: Samuel, 
Edmond and John, whose descendants are \'ery well known 
in the history of Virginia. 

"Samuel Cobbs, oldest son of John Cobbs, of Gooch- 
land, married Alary, daughter of Robert Lewis, of Belvoir, 
Albemarle County, about 1750. 

"John Cobbs, of Goochland, lived but a short time, as 
his will (probated in 1758) shows. His widow, Alary, 
survived. John and Mary Cobbs had issue: Robert, Jane 
and Judith. Jane Cobbs married Mr. Waddy and left one 
child, Judith, who died leaving^ no issue. 

"Robert Cobbs was a very interesting character in his 
day, and there are many anecdotes told about him. He is 
said to have taken the oath of allegiance in Virginia under 
the Colonial government, and later became a captain in the 
Revolutionary army, and served under General Gates and 
General Green, in the Carolinas. Robert Cobbs married 
Anne G. Poindexter, daughter of ](;hn Poindexter, of 
Pouisa County, \^irginia. In issue by this marriage: John 
Poindexter Cobbs, Alary Lewis Cobbs. Robert Lewis Cobbs 
(died without issue), Samuel Cobbs (died without issue), 
William, Charles, Lewis, Sarah White Cobbs, Anna Lliza- 
beth Cobbs, Meriwether Cobbs. 

"John, William and Penjanu'n Cobbs settled in Albe- 
marle County, Virginia, at a very early day; and named 
their jilace "C()l)l)ham" in honor of Cobliham, F.ngland. 

"One of the Cobbs had an estate settled on him in Bed- 
fordshire. About the middle of the twelfth century 
heraldry was established, and conferred on the descendants 
of those who took part in the battle of I lastings. Cobbs, 
of Bedfordshire, coat of arms: 'A bird between three hshes.' 

The Diilancx Familx 

Cobb, of Akbngton, County of Kent, coat of arms: 'ram- 
pant leopards.' Cobljs, County Romney, County of Kent: 
'Three cocks.' Cob]), or Cobbs, Ireland: 'Arm brandish- 
ing salire.' Cobb, of Peterborough, County of Norfolk: 
'A swan's head, holding a fish.' Cobb, Oxfordshire: 'An 
elephant.' l"he above description of coats of arms was 
copied from book on heraldry in the Lenox Library, New 

"It has been more than three hundred years since the 
Cobbs came to America and settled in X'irginia. ALiny of 
their descendants crossed the State line and settled in Last- 
ern North Carolina. William Cobb, one of their descend- 
ants, married Barsheba Whitehead, lie emigrated to what 
is now Tennessee, before the Revolutionary War, or war 
with England of the Colonies for their intlependence, and 
settled in the forks of the llolston .and Watauga Rivers, 
not far from the AWatauga Old I-'ields, in Sullivan County. 
It was there that Governor William Blount arrived and 
opened his Territorial Court. 

"lie madr William Cobb's hou^e his home. Dr. J. G. M. 
Ramsay, in his 'Annals of Tennessee,' page 542. i)ays hitn 
the following compliment: 'Mr. Cobb was a wealthy farmer, 
an emigrant from North Carolina, no stranger to comfort 
and taste, nor unaccustomed to what, in that day. was called 
style. Like the old Carolina and X'irginia gentlemen, he 
entertained elegantly, with ] profusion, rather than with 
plenty, with ceremony and without grudging.' Like theirs, 
his home was plain, convenient, \\ithout {jretension or shr)w. 

"His equipage was simple and unijretending. He kept 
his horses, his dogs, his rifles, even his trajjs, for the use, 
comfort and entertainment of his guests. His servants, his 

78 The Duhiiicy Family 

rooms and his grounds were all at their l)idding. They felt 
themselves at home and never said adieu to him or his fam- 
ily without the parting regret and the tenderness of old 
friendship. It was here and under such circumstances that 
Governor Blount opened and held his court in the ancient 
woods of Sullivan. 

"William Cobb had three sons : Pharaoh, William and 
Jesse. Pharaoh came to Tennessee (perhaps with his 
father). I have been told by very old settlers that the army 
under Sevier and Shelby met at William Col)b's and not at 
Sycamore Shoals, as stated by Ivamsay. 

"Pharaoh Coljb was a sergeant in Captain Jacob Wom- 
mack's company, and in Ca])tain Thomas Price's, and 
marched under Colonel Lsaac Shelby and took part in the 
battles of King's Mountain and Alusgrcne Mill, and there 
are persons now living who C)ften heard him talk of the 
expedition and of the battle, also with Captain Ceorge 

"Pharaoh (^'bb moved down the Holstoti River in a tlat- 
botlom boat to Poor \'alle> Slioals, and built a brick house. 
Tbe timber of the boat was used in the construction of the 
house in 179^. The house was still standing, 1906, 
and (Kcupied as a residence. The shingles were fastened 
on by wooden pegs, instead of nails. The i)lace is called 
'Cobb's Ford.' He owned a large farm, including an 

"Caszvcll Cobb, his eldest son, married Rebecca Bucking- 
ham, in Sevier County, Tennessee, at Ihickingham Island, 
in the French Broad River, near the mouth of Boyd's 
Creek. Pier father's name was yafhaiiirl. He caiue from 
Virginia. Caswell's oldest daughter, f.oiiisa, married her 

The Ditlaney FainHy 

cousin, Michael Masciu/ill, son of l/al. MascncjiU, a gentle- 
man of excellent education and ample means, who came to 
America from the North of Ireland about 1776, and after- 
wards married a sister of Caswell Cobb." 

The issue of the marriage of Louisa Buckingham Cobb 
and Michael MascncjiU follows : Penelope, married Leander 
AI. King; BarsJieba, married William \i. Tipton; Rebecca 
Cobb, married Benjamin Lewis Dulaney ; Richard Henry 
married Harriet Stoflle. 

The second daughter of Caswell Cobb, Darsheba, married, 
first, David Stuart and, second, John Talbott. Issue (first 
marriage) John, Ambrose, Ceorgc (Rev.), and Penelope 

The tJiird daughter of Caswell Cobb, Sallie Cobb, mar- 
ried, first, George C. Rutledge. Issue: (1) William G., 
who married Rosa Clark; (2) Annis Penelope, who mar- 
ried Thomas B. Eanes; (there were other children who died 
without issue); and second, John C. Rutledge: issue, 
Rebecca Katherine, who married Oliver C. King; Barsheba, 
who uKirricd (K'(M-ge Gammon; and Sallie P.., who married 
(1) Alexander Rankin and (2) Theodore Speer. 

Reverting to Michael Masengill: He was born October 
10, 17":)2; married January 17, 1S17, and died September 
3, 1856; and his wife, Louisa IL Cobb (of Caswell Cobb, 
of Pharaoh Cobb, of William Col)l)) was born February 
20, 1801, and died January 10. 1830. They had three 
daughters and one son as follows: 

1. Penelope Louisa, born h\"bruary 25, ISIS; married 
Leander Montgomery King, November 5, 1839: issue: (1) 
Oliver C, who married Katherine R. Rutledge and had 
Michael M. (died unmarried), Penelope (married Dr. 

80 The Diilancy Family 

Hisey), John and Leander .M.; (2) Xaniiic (married Gill) 
and had Mamie (married W^ooten and had John and Kini(), 
and (2) Louisa, (married Donaldson, and had a son and 
daughter. ) 

2. Barsheha Stuart, born December 25, 1821, married 
William R. Tipton (of Abraham Tipton) April 12. 1S38. 
They had eight children: John A. Tipton, George A. Tip- 
ton, Louisa Rebecca Tipton, Henry Gaswell Tipton, Ab- 
raham Dulaney Tipton, William Rutledge Tipton. Jr., 
Joseph Masengill Tipton, ^^largaret Penelope Tipton. 

JoJin A. Tipton, the oldest son, was wounded in the 
Battle of Murfreesboro and died from the wound in Jan- 
uary, 1863. 

George A. Tipton, married Anne R. Bachman. They had 
eleven children: Louela, Kannie, luioch William, Mary, 
John Hannibal, Margaret, Nathan Bachman, George A. and 
Abraham D., twins, who died in infancy, Anne Bachman, 
and Nellie Powell. 

Louisa Rebecca Tipton married Hannibal Hord. They 
IkuI no children. 

Henry Cas^cell 'Tipton married Rebecca Masengill. They 
had six children: Mary Jane, Plenrietta Ikirsheba, Williaui 
Henry, Elsie Gobi), Alargaret and Kathleen. 

Abraham Dulaney Tipton married Mary Armstrong. 
They had seven children: Annie, Alfred Armstrong, Hugh 
]\rurray, H. Hord, William King. Joseph, Louise, ]Mary 
Armstrong (died in 1895). In 1902 d'ipton was married 
the second time to Kate Grey Phipps. They had five child- 
ren : Eleanor. Abraham Dulaney, Jr., Penelope Rogan, John 
Stuart, James Hale. Abraham Dulaney Tipton died in 
December, 1918. 


Son of Benjamin L. Dulaney, born in Sullivan County, 
Tennessee, Sept. 12, 1857. Completed high school 
course, Jefferson Academy, 1878; and normal course 
at Jonesboro, 1879. 

Commissioner to Paris Exposition, 1900; and to St. 
Louis Exposition in 1904. 

Organized Virginia Iron, Coal and Coke Co., and V. 
& S. W. Ry., 1898-9. 

Developed the Black Mountain Coal field in Virginia 
and Kentucky, 1902 to 1915. 

Through the assistance of the Naval Committee of 
the U. S. Senate, succeeded in opening a free coal ship- 
ping port at Charleston, S. C, giving southern coal an 
outlet to the markets of the world, 1914 to 1916. 

One of the founders of the Boy Scouts of America. 

llic Pulaiicx Faiiiily 83 

Joseph M. Tipton, died in 1883. 

Margaret Penelope Tipton, married James Rogan. They 
had no children. James Rogan died in 1900. 

3. Rebecca Cobb Mascngill, born January 17, 1825; 
married Benjamin Lewis Dulaney, September 17, 1846, and 
died December 8, 1870. Issue: One daughter and three 

(a) Louisa Margaret, born IMarcli 17, 1851; married 
Professor Jolm E. L. Seneker ( l^^ducator), and had two 
sons, Beverly and Oliver, and two daughters, Estelle and 

(b) Joseph Michael, l)orn Marcli 9, 1853; died Decem- 
ber, 1890; married Miss Walters and had three daughters: 
Willie, married Captain Shut/. (El Paso, Texas) and has 
one daughter and three sons; Clara, married Mr. Smyre, 
and has two daughters, Virginia and Margaret. A third 
daughter died in childhood. 

• (c) Jlllliain Caswell, born A]iril 2, 1855, and died at 
Plant City. Morichi, June 4, 1884, inimarried. 

(d) Penjamin Leicis, born Se[)tember 12. 1857; mar- 
ried, first, Mary Davis Dulaney (of Dr. N. T. Dulaney) and 
had three sons and one daughter. The eldest son, Paul, born 
January 17, 1883, married P.ane Summers and has three 
children, Benjamin Bane, Paul Summers, and a daughter, 
Jane; the second son, Fred, born June 10, 1885, married 
Grace ILayes, and has two children, Mary Jane and Ered; 
the third son, Benjajuin Lozw died in infancy, and a 
daughter, Mary, died in infancy. Benja)itin J.c:<'is Piilaney 
married, second, Alice St. John (daughter of X. C. St. 
John, of Virginia), and had two sons, Landon Cobb and 
Benjamin lu'wis, and one daughter, Alice Rebecca. JMndon 

84 Tlh^ Dnlaiu-y Family 

Cobb Didaney, born March 28, 1897, and married Miss 
Virginia Urion, October 11, 1920. Bcnjaiiiin Lewis died 
at the age of two years in Jacksonville, Florida. Alice 
Rebecca, the daughter, was born August 1 1, 1909. 

Michael Masengill married, second, Hannah Torbett, and 
had two sons and four daughters : 

Joseph, died unmarried. 

William Allen, 

Sallie, married Henry Hyder and had Michael, Edward 
and other children. 

Lucretia, married IMalonee. 

Susan, married Marion Shell. 

Evaline, married . 

Note: Returning to Hal. Masengill, the Immigrant: 
He married a second time and possibly a third time, and 
had two sons, John and Felty. John Masengill was the 
father of the late Dr. John Masengill, of Blountville, who 
had two sons, Norman and Samuel, and a daughter, Fannie. 

Felty Masengill had five sons: Josej)!!, James, Dallas, 
Benjamin and Taliaferro (Toll), and one or two daughters. 

Both John and Felty (of Hal. Masengill) are the an- 
cestors of large and influential families in the South and 

"To return to William Cobb, the first. His second son, 
William, did not emigrate to Tennessee, with his father, 
but came several years later. He married Martha Boone 
in North Carolina. She was the sister of Daniel Boone's 
father. His children were : Joseph, Ethelred and Fred- 
erick, and two daughters. Eliza married a man named 
Baker. Fannie married a Teal. They both lived in Mis- 
sissippi. I do not know whom Ethelred married. He lived 
in some of the states south of Tennessee. Joseph, when 

The Dulaiiev Family 

very young, went with John Cohb, his great uncle, to 
Georgia, who built a house at an early day near where 
Athens, Georgia, now stands. The house is still standing, 
and is called the Cobb home. He was the ancestor of the 
Cobbs, of Georgia. Josej)!! Cobb, at the request of his 
father, returned and met his father, William Cobb, the 
second, at the Wolf Hills, near where Abingdon, Virginia, 
now stands. He came with his father to a place five miles 
west of where Kingsport has since been built, where William 
Cobb was stricken with fever and died, and was buried in 
Hawkins County, Tennessee, near the farm once owned by 
John Ellis. 

"Joseph Cobb came on ; when he reached Rocky Springs, 
in the eastern part of Grainger County, Tennessee, he met 
with people fleeing from Bean Station, on which place the 
Indians had made an attack and killed a young woman and 
a man named English (1788). The families gathered and 
prepared to defend themselves against the Indians. There 
Joseph formed the acquaintance of Mrs. Sarah Blair, widow 
of Captain John Blair, a man who won his commission in 
the war of the American Revolution, fighting on the Amer- 
ican side. Joseph Cobb married Mrs. Sarah Blair. She 
was a woman of refinement and well educated for one of 
her day. She was a member of and lived up to all the re- 
quirements of the Presbyterian Church. She was loved 
by all who knew her. Her maiden name was Sarah Smith ; 
her mother's name was Cornwall is. The family came from 
England. Sarah Smith's mother was said to be a first 
cousin to Lord George Cornwallis, who surrendered the 
British army to General George Washington at the close of 
the American Revolution at Yorktown. At one time Sarah 
Smith owned the land known as Bean Station. 

86 TJic Diihuicy Fauiily 

"Pharaoh Boone, Joseph and Sarah Cobb's eldest son, 
was born about the year 1798, near Bean Station, Grainger 
County, Tennessee. He studied medicine and took the 
course of lectures at Jefferson ]\Iedical College. He prac- 
ticed medicine a few years at Bean Station. He moved to 
Henderson County, West Tennessee, and lived at Hifllin, 
where he practiced medicine until after the close of the Civil 
War. Some years before he died he removed to Hernando, 

"Arthur, second son of Pharaoh Cobb, married Alice 
(Ailsie) Masengill, of Sullivan County, Tennessee. 

"William married and lived and died at Cobb's Ford. 
His children were Barshcba, who married Daniel Read, and 
Pharaoh, who was killed while in line of duty, serving in 
the Confederate Army. He never married. 

"Jessee Cobb married Lenah Cocks. Their children were: 
Eliza, who married William Galbraith ; Barsheba, who mar- 
ried James W. Moore, of Alooresburg, Tennessee, who died 
between 1861 and 1865. Alter his death she married Dr. 
Ji'hnson. 11 is si»n (Jesse's'). Pharaoh A. Cobb, married 
• Chcstruit. He is now living at St. Clair, Ten- 
nessee, in Hawkins County. He was major of the second 
Confederate Cavalry (Tennessee) regiment during the Civil 
War. He was also a soldier in the war with Mexico. His 
son is Reverend P. L. Cobb. 

"Catherine married James Conner. ?^[oved West. 

"Barsheba married Absolom Kyle. They have numerous 

The Didaucy Family 860! 


From Memoranda 



"Genealogical History of molher's family from recollection. 

■•Joliii lioutt, born and raised in ('idi)('i)L'r County, Va., married 
Miss Witliers, of same County, and liad two sons and five dau^liters, 

viz: John, Ximrod, Aim, Margaret, EJi/.jihctli, Mary and . 

Jolm married Miss Duncan, of ("uliiepcr, and had cliililren. .Nimrod 
married in KonnK-l<y, and childi-cn. Ann marri.'d l.elloy 
l>idaney, and liad tive cliildrcn. Klizalicth Itontt nuirricd John 
Whitehead, and liad children; lived at Clay villa;<e in Harrison 
County, Ky. Mary Knutt married John Cnlii, ot Kentucky, and 

had children. Anotlier dan;,diter, Jioutt, marrieil Keyser 

or Kizer, of Kentucky. .Mar^'aret Itoutt married Sliadrack I'.rown- 
ing, and had a dauj,'hter, Mary.'" 

Tlie Diilaney Family 

-My ^grandfather William Didaney (horn \T.V1, ("uliieper Co.. Va.) 
married Elizabeth I'.ntler, of Culiieper Co., \'a., and had live sons: 
Jo.seyh, Zaehariab, LeKcjv, French and liraxton: and four daut^lders, 
Leo Anna, Delphia, Delilah and Jannetle. 

]. "JOSEril married Sarah lain^ford. of Stafford Co., Va., and 
ha-il one son and three <lan-!ilers, viz: William L,, Klizabeth I.., 
llan-ie: .\nn and Drusilla. i :ii, h ni.irried Daniel l''anner, ,.f 
Vir^rini.a, and had .me damrliler. Sarah. uIk. niairied Josi'j.h Work, 
of Kentucky, who had a dau^diter, .lulia, and a son, Sanmel. 
Elizabeth's second husband was David rhillips, and she lia<l issue 
by him three sons, viz: Joseph !>.. David H. and William. Fler 
third husband was C.eiieral William Marshall, of Kentucky, by 
whom she had two dau^diters. Juliette and Drusilla. Drusilla died 
in Xashville, Tenn. .luliette died in Memnbis, Teini., havintj mar- 
ried a .Mr. Thomi)so!i ; (me son named Marshall. Hari'iet married 
Ednmnd Duncan, (d' Fau(|uier ('<>., A'a.. ami bad issue tive sons and 
four daufrhters: Josenh Dillard. Charles L., AVilliam E.. Wood- 
ford, Edmund, Eliza, Drusilla, Vir.s,'inia and Henrietta. J. 1). Dun- 
can marrii'd Jane (^ovin.!?ton. of Warren County, Ky. Charles mar- 
ried Jane F.lundell, of ^ilarshall. 111. William E. married .Mar- 
fraret Dulaney. lOliza mari-ied French C. Didaney, son of /. 
Dulaney, and had one d:im,'hter, Harriet .\nn. wlio married William 
J. Plobson. P.owlins Creen. Ky. Drusilla marrieil Frank Carson. 
Vir.sinia married I'bineas Proctor. Henrietta married Sam Car- 

86b Th.c Dnlaiiev Family 

pentiT, of Allen ("onnty, Ky. Wodili'did married Hetty .lulmsou. 
Eduiiiiid married Tempe llutehiiisoii. 

•J. "ZACHAHIAH Dl'LANKV, .M-eond son, married Mary Duncan. 
and had twu sons, William and French. William married Matilda 
Tutt, and had issue one .•^on, Arcliy, and a dau'.,diter. 

3. "LEKOY DL'LANEV. third sun df William Dulaney married 
Ann Routt, of Culpeper County, Va., and had four sons and one 
daughter, viz: Zachariah. John. M'oodford and Ilii'am. Zachariuh 
married Mary Eleanor ]!raden, dau,i,diter of Major Itobert JJraden 
of Loudoun County, Va., and had thrive sons and two daughters, viz: 
liohert L., Woodford II., and Charles E., and Elizabeth A. and 
Mary E. Kohert E. married Eelty I'.artlelf, of Clark County, 111., 
and had four children, ("liarlie, Harry. Mary Eleanor and Hector 
IJraden. Woodford H. married .T<j<erhine Cawthon, of Louisville. 
Ky. Mary E. married I). Martin, of Louisiana. Charles E. died in 
California. John Dulaiiey married Nelly Ilunton, and had four 
sons and two daughters, viz: liohert II., LeUuy. I'.raxlon, ^largaret, 
Harriet and Daniel F. liohert II. married Miss Itohertson. Mar- 
garet married William E. Duncan and ha<l .lolin, Charles, Hector 
and A'irgiiua. Mary K., only daughter of L(d;ny Dulaney, married 
John D. r.rowidng, of Cidiieper Counly, \'a., ami had tlii'ee 
daugiitei-s, Margart't A., Maiy i:. and l^liza. M.irg.iret married in 
Culi)ei»er and died without issue. Mary i:. mairied K. Lrown- 
ing of Culi)ei)er and had Mary E., Clinton \V. and Mary Wo-nUord. 
Eliza married :\Lij(ir l-^asthan, of Culpepei-, and had nine children. 
Woodford Dulaney, third son of LeKoy Dulaney, married i:iiza 
Harlan Archer, dauglifer of Colonel William L. Ari-her. Clark 
County, 111., and liad three sons and one daughter, viz: William 
LeKoy, Hiram Woo.llnrtI, Aiui Elizaheth and Kohert Fenlon 
Dulaney. Hiram, the youngest son of L<dioy Dulaney, n^ver mar- 

4. "LEE ANNA, the oldest daughter o\' William nnd Elizalieth 
Dulaney, never married. 

r.. "DELILAH nmrried James Inskep, (d' Culi.eprr. and had Eliza- 
heth and Lee Ann. I'Mizaheth married Mr. Syhert of Teiuiessee. and 
had no issue. Lee Ann married John H. Craliam, of I'.owling 
Creen, Ky. 

0. "JANNETTE married Keuhen Deasley. of Culpeper. Va.. moved 
to Alahanni, and had eight children. 

7. "DELPIHA nmrried John Smith, of Culpeper ; had three sons 
and three daughters, viz: John, Joseph, William, Delphia, Nancy 
and Mary. Joseph went to Georgia and dii-d. John died at the 
residence of LeKoy Dulaney, Clouds Spring, Ky., in 1S2:!. William 
was living in Cidpeper in ISfiT. Nancy died in isjo. :\rary mar- 
ried Mr. earner and moved to Edgar Couidy. 111. 

The Ihilaiicy luiuiily ^(J^. 

S. "FRENCH Dl'LANEV, l\.urth snii of William and Kli/.abL-tli, 
nian-ii>d Nancy .Sale, of Cariiliiie ("oiiuty, Vn.. and had one sun. 
William, and daui,'lit(>i's, Emily, Frances, .Al.aria, Kli/.aheth and 

Jl. "UKAXTON DULANEV, y.unLrest s.,n ,.f William and KlizalK-rh 
Dnlaney, died at Xoii'di-k-. \'a.. in the serxice oT his c-uunrry. in 1S14; 
nevei' married." 

Kidiii memoranda by Jml-e W. L. Dnlaney, nf Kentncky, in l.sMT: 

"Z.aehary, s(.n of LeKoy, died at I'atl.'rsonville, L;i. .Mary, the 
dan.uhter of Z.ichary .and wife (d' Dr. Martin, died in .Mississiiipi, 
without issiu'. Wondlord II. Dnlaney had is>n>': Klorcnrt', \v\u< 
married lion. Alhert S. A\'illjs. .Minister to Hawaii ;m<l who died 
there; \V. II. Diilane.v, ,lr., an allorney at Lonisxiljc, Ky ; Josephiii*-. 
who dh'd uinnarried ; Robert Dnlaney, married A nine McAf(H' and 
died leaving a widow two dan.i;hters ;in<l son. Woodfonl Ih'ctor 
Dnlaney, IVewee Valley. Klizahelh Dnlaney win. married .Tudsun 
Clements, of (;e(n'i,Ma: and .Mar.\, not marrit'd. I'.etty, the widow (d' 
Robert L., (son of /acharyi died :it Marshall. 111., and, in addition 
to tlie children innncd by my father aliove, had Kli/.a, ("ecile and 
Rol)ert AVilliam. ('ecile married .(. U. r.eiinett, and lives at .Marshall. 
Mary Kleamu- (Xellyi m.arried 1'. l'.ar<-lay. of llowdin- (Jreen. 
Ky.. and had several children, the family now residin.- at Antonio, 
Texas. Charley W.. smi (d liobert 1... married .Miss .Mary Kice. of 
Princeton, Ky., and died wilhont issne. l-'Jizabelh, daimhter of 
Zachary, not nmrried and lives on San.abel Island. I'^lorid.i. Uolu-rl 
H., Son of .Fohn, died in Warren Connly, withont issiu'. J,eKoy ti.,t 
ma'rriiMl. Mar-aret. dau-hter of .lohn. is dr:\,\ : h.-r children are in 
this r.Miiiiy: M.ii-y married W. II. Ihuvh : Willie, dan.^hler (d' thi> 
.Mari-aret. married ,lohn Itardniaker and had issue. She lives in 
I'.owlin- Creen. Hector Duncan was killed here by ;i train, .\elly, 
another d;iu.uhter of .Mar,i,'arei married Ih'rndon. and had 
m.iny children. Charles is now here, nmnarried. ,I(d\n l). nnirried 
his cou.sin, .Mathihla, the danuhter of Charli-s 1.., of M.arshall, 111., 
and ha.s one son, Didaney Dnn<-an. ("lint(ui r.rowidnj,' died without 
is.sne at KI I'aso ov I'ueblo, .\. .M. His sister. .Mary Woodford, 
married a .ueidleman named Anderson, of <,>nincy. Ilk, and has three 
son.s and three danj^hters. Anna Kliza l>rowninj;, another dau^'hter 
of Mary, married Mr. Marvin and had three sons. They live at 
Pueblo, Col. Another (humhter, Adeline, married a Mr. .M<>rrell and 
lives at Denver, C(d. William L. Dnlaney. son of Woodford, married 
Jane Barcday ; has an ad<ii)te(l s(ui, Paul l.ePoy, and they live in 
Bowlins (irei'u, Ky. Hiram \V. Dnlaney m.arried Cecile Stuhbins and 
died, leaving children as follows: .Mary S., Annie Woodford, Edward 
H., William L., and (]leorKia. They, too. live in Bowling Green. Ann 
Elizabeth Didaney mariied Jos. C. Barclay and died, leavin<j a 

86d The Didancy Family 

(laughter, Eliza, who married li(jliert Mason, of MorgaiiUi'ld, Ky. 
Robert Feiitoii Dulaiiey married ("lara ("ovin^'toii, iiiul tliey have one 
son, Albert, and two ihiui,'hters, Lena and Kliza. Tliey live in 
Howling Green." 

'•John Dulauey, the .son of LeUoy, and his brother Hiraui Dulaney, 
died in Warreu County, Ky. William L., Son of Joseph, married and 
had one son, Robert Lewis, who was six feet, four inches tall and 
was, thiM-efore, nieUnamed "Lon^' Hob", lb' died luimarricd. 

••Wootiford Dulaney, my fathei-, bad a store at York, 111., on the 
Wabash River, when the "Black Hawk War" broke out and went out 
a Lieutenant in a company of volunteei's, of which John F. Ricliardson 
was Captain. He si-rved wilii Jefferson l);nis, Albert Sydney 
Johnston, Alu-aham Lincidn and others. lie was thiouLrh life a 
personal frii'iid of -Mi'. Lincoln, tliovi,i;li differing; so far finm liim in 
political belief. My broMiei- Hiram and niysi'lf were Confederate 
soldiers of (Jeneral J(jhn R. Mor-an's Command. My Im-oIIht served 
throuf^h the whole war in I'.reckiniidi,'!' Re^'iment and surri'ndered 
at Washington, (Jeorgia, in isC"). I was at last engaged in what was 
known as the "Northwestern Conspiracy", imt wliidi was really a 
military endeavor to effect the release of tbe prisdiiers conlined at 
Fort Douglas, to arm lliem, take tiie City (d' Cliicago, etc. .My 
military career endeil witli tlie failure of tliat euterpiise. My 
(Jrandfather Dulaney died in IS-H ; my father, in IMS." 

Harry Bartlett Dulaney, of Marshall, III., (son of Rob't LeRoy 
and iCIizalieth ), born ]s:,{> and mairied i:(iitli Trevn, I'.KIL issue: 
one son, liobert Lcroy Dulaney, Imoii IMiiL', now a catln at West 

Eleanor (dnugbter of Robert Lero\- and i:ii/.abeili I . born 1S.-,K, 
nnirried Julius 1'. I'.arclay, now living in San Antonio, Texas. 
They have live children: Rob't D., married Margaret .Magnum:, marrieil Fidele Chamberlain: Sani'l A., married INtlicr 
(Juntor ; Julius I'., not married; and Kleanor, not married. 

Cecile (<Iaughter of Robert Leroy and Hlizabetb), born ISC,!), 
inarrh'd J. R. Rurnett, issue, four children: Flizalietli, Woodfoid, 
Anna Doe and Jas. R. 

The other sons and daughters of Rob't Leroy and Elizabeth, were 
Chas. W. who nmrrii-d Mary Rice, no children; Ileelor Hradeii, 
not married; and Elisa, who married W. C. I'.erry, San Anf<niio. 

Elizabeth Dulaney (daughter of Woodford Hector and Josephine 
Cawthorn Dulaney), married Judson Clements, of Ceoi-gia, w1h» 
died in 1917, while a member of the Interstate Connuci-cc Com- 
mission, leaving his widow and three daugliters : Clodine, Margaret 
and Mary Park. They all residi" in Washington. D. C. 

JAN 7 5 


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