Fitzhugh Family Genealogy

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Fitzhugh Family Descendant

 

Descendants of Hugh

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  HUGH1 died Abt. 12231.  He married JOYCE UNKNOWN.  She was born Bef. 12151, and died Unknown.

       

Children of HUGH and JOYCE UNKNOWN are:

2.                i.    RICHARD2 FITZHUGH, b. Bef. 1223; d. Aft. 1241.

                  ii.    WILLIAM FITZHUGH, d. Unknown.

                 iii.    JOWET FITZHUGH, d. Unknown; m. HUGH LE BLUND; d. Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  RICHARD2 FITZHUGH (HUGH1) was born Bef. 12231, and died Aft. 1241.

       

Child of RICHARD FITZHUGH is:

3.                i.    ROGER3 FITZHUGH, d. Abt. 1297.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3.  ROGER3 FITZHUGH (RICHARD2, HUGH1) died Abt. 12971.

       

Children of ROGER FITZHUGH are:

4.                i.    RICHARD4 FITZHUGH, b. Bef. 1297; d. Abt. 1317.

                  ii.    WILLIAM FITZHUGH, b. Bef. 1297; d. Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

4.  RICHARD4 FITZHUGH (ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born Bef. 12971, and died Abt. 13171.  He married JOAN UNK.  She died Aft. 13171.

       

Child of RICHARD FITZHUGH and JOAN UNK is:

5.                i.    WILLIAM5 FITZHUGH, b. Bef. 1317; d. Aft. 1340.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

5.  WILLIAM5 FITZHUGH (RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born Bef. 13171, and died Aft. 13401.

       

Children of WILLIAM FITZHUGH are:

6.                i.    RICHARD6 FITZHUGH, b. Bef. 1340; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    JOHN FITZHUGH, d. 1358; m. ELIZABETH GAMAGE; d. Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

6.  RICHARD6 FITZHUGH (WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born Bef. 13401, and died Unknown.

       

Child of RICHARD FITZHUGH is:

7.                i.    UNK. OF BEGGARY7 FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1368; d. Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

7.  UNK. OF BEGGARY7 FITZHUGH (RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born Abt. 13681, and died Unknown.

       

Child of UNK. OF BEGGARY FITZHUGH is:

8.                i.    WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8 FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1396; d. Aft. 1454.

 

 

Generation No. 8

 

8.  WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8 FITZHUGH (UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born Abt. 13961, and died Aft. 14541.

       

Children of WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY) FITZHUGH are:

9.                i.    UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9 FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1423; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    WILLIAM (MAYOR OF BEDFORD) FITZHUGH, b. Bef. 1437; d. Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 9

 

9.  UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9 FITZHUGH (WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born Abt. 14231, and died Unknown.

       

Children of UNK. (OF BEGGARY) FITZHUGH are:

10.              i.    THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10 FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1450; d. Abt. 1526.

                  ii.    DAUGHTER FITZHUGH, d. Unknown; m. THOMAS LOWE; d. Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 10

 

10.  THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10 FITZHUGH (UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born Abt. 14501, and died Abt. 15261.  He married CHRISTINE MAIDBURY Abt. 14781, daughter of WILLIAM MAIDBURY.  She died Unknown.

 

More About THOMAS FITZHUGH and CHRISTINE MAIDBURY:

Marriage: Abt. 14781

       

Children of THOMAS FITZHUGH and CHRISTINE MAIDBURY are:

                   i.    DAUGHTER THREE11 FITZHUGH, d. Unknown; m. ? HOUGHTON; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    DAUGHTER TWO FITZHUGH, d. Unknown; m. ? WATSON; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    RICHARD (OF GOODWICK & MAIDBURY) FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1480; d. 03 Nov 1557.

                 iv.    THOMAS (OF WAVENDON & LONDON) FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1482; d. 12 May 1552; m. (1) JANE BLACKWELL; b. Aft. 1520; d. Abt. 1558; m. (2) MARGERY WAUGHTON, Aft. 1500; d. Unknown.

 

More About THOMAS FITZHUGH and MARGERY WAUGHTON:

Marriage: Aft. 1500

 

11.             v.    WILLIAM (OF WILDEN) FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1483; d. Abt. 1560.

                 vi.    DAUGHTER ONE FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1484; d. Unknown; m. JOHN STOCKER; d. Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 11

 

11.  WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11 FITZHUGH (THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born Abt. 14831, and died Abt. 15601.  He married CATHERINE BILL Abt. 15061, daughter of JOHN BILL and AGNES BILL.  She died Aft. 15461.

 

More About WILLIAM FITZHUGH and CATHERINE BILL:

Marriage: Abt. 15061

       

Children of WILLIAM FITZHUGH and CATHERINE BILL are:

                   i.    WILLIAM12 FITZHUGH, b. Aft. 1506; d. Aft. 1579.

                  ii.    THOMAS FITZHUGH, b. Aft. 1507; d. Bef. 1566.

                 iii.    NICHOLAS FITZHUGH, b. Aft. 1508; d. Jul 1575; m. (1) GRACE STOKES, 1552; b. White Notley, Essex; d. 1569; m. (2) AGNES SMITH, 16 Jun 1570; d. Unknown.

 

More About NICHOLAS FITZHUGH and GRACE STOKES:

Marriage: 1552

 

More About NICHOLAS FITZHUGH and AGNES SMITH:

Marriage: 16 Jun 1570

 

12.            iv.    JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD) FITZHUGH, b. Aft. 1509; d. 24 Sep 1579, Buried on that date.

                  v.    MARY FITZHUGH, b. Aft. 1510; d. Unknown; m. THOMAS NOKES; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    ANNE FITZHUGH, b. Aft. 1513; d. 02 Feb 1607/08.

                vii.    BRIDGET FITZHUGH, b. Aft. 1515; d. Dec 1545.

               viii.    ROBERT (PASLOWS & WAVENDON) FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1527; d. 03 Feb 1608/09; m. ELIZABETH BURY, 1588; d. 17 Sep 1612.

 

More About ROBERT FITZHUGH and ELIZABETH BURY:

Marriage: 1588

 

 

Generation No. 12

 

12.  JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12 FITZHUGH (WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born Aft. 15091, and died 24 Sep 1579 in Buried on that date1.  He married AMY NEGUS 15661, daughter of HENRY NEGUS.  She died Unknown.

 

More About JOHN FITZHUGH and AMY NEGUS:

Marriage: 15661

       

Children of JOHN FITZHUGH and AMY NEGUS are:

                   i.    ELIZABETH13 FITZHUGH, b. Bef. 1568; d. Unknown; m. (1) TIM WARD, Abt. 1587; d. 1598; m. (2) RICHARD WAGSTAFF, Abt. 1598; d. 1602; m. (3) JOHN WILSHIRE, 1603; d. Unknown.

 

More About TIM WARD and ELIZABETH FITZHUGH:

Marriage: Abt. 1587

 

More About RICHARD WAGSTAFF and ELIZABETH FITZHUGH:

Marriage: Abt. 1598

 

More About JOHN WILSHIRE and ELIZABETH FITZHUGH:

Marriage: 1603

 

                  ii.    HENRY FITZHUGH, b. Bef. 1569, Bedfordshire, England; d. 25 Feb 1631/32; m. ELIZABETH CLARKE, Nov 1589; d. Unknown.

 

More About HENRY FITZHUGH and ELIZABETH CLARKE:

Marriage: Nov 1589

 

13.            iii.    WILLIAM FITZHUGH, b. 15 Jun 1570, Beford, England; d. 05 Apr 1633, Bedford , England (buried on that date).

                 iv.    ROBERT FITZHUGH, b. Jul 1573; d. Unknown; m. ANEE WORSLEY, 25 Sep 1599; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for ROBERT FITZHUGH:

Robert Fitzhugh was of Barford, Bedfordshire, and of Whitehills Manor, Olney, Buckinghamshire, formerly of Lavendon, Buckinghamshire in 1613.  He and his wife Anne Worsley were both buried at Lavendon.  The English Branch of the Fitzhugh Family descends from Robert and Anne. See _Burkes Landed Gentry, 18th Edition_, Vol. 2, 1969, p. 203ff for a complete Genealogy of this Branch, as well as Terrick FitzHugh's History of the FitzHugh Family.  Terrick V.H. FitzHugh, the author of the family history in England, is a direct descendant of Robert.

 

 

 

More About ROBERT FITZHUGH:

Baptism: 23 Jul 1573

Burial: 07 Aug 1647, Lavenden

 

More About ROBERT FITZHUGH and ANEE WORSLEY:

Marriage: 25 Sep 1599

 

                  v.    JOHN FITZHUGH, b. Jan 1575/76; d. 16 Nov 1607, St. Olaves, Southwark.

 

More About JOHN FITZHUGH:

Baptism: 06 Jan 1575/76

 

                 vi.    ANNE FITZHUGH, b. 1580; d. Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 13

 

13.  WILLIAM13 FITZHUGH (JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 15 Jun 1570 in Beford, England2, and died 05 Apr 1633 in Bedford , England (buried on that date)3.  He married MARGARET SMITH 06 Sep 16083, daughter of LAWRENCE SMITH and ELIZABETH SMITH.  She was born 26 Aug 1588 in Milton, Buckinghamshire3, and died 13 Feb 1664/653.

 

Notes for WILLIAM FITZHUGH:

William was a maltster. (William Fitzhugh and his Chesapeake World  p. 7)

Became a Burgess in 1625.  He and Margaret Smith have 8 sons of whom 7 survive.   After William's death Margaret successfully defends a lawsuit from her own son William over the terms of the Will.  Margaret has 32 grandchildren, of whom 14 are boys.  Only one of these, our ancestor Henry, carries the Fitzhugh surname more than one more generation. (History of the Fitzhugh Family)

 

More About WILLIAM FITZHUGH and MARGARET SMITH:

Marriage: 06 Sep 16083

       

Children of WILLIAM FITZHUGH and MARGARET SMITH are:

                   i.    ELIZABETH14 FITZHUGH, b. May 1610; d. Unknown; m. THOMAS PARADINE, 1627; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for THOMAS PARADINE:

Thomas Paradine was mayor of Bedford.  William Fitzhugh and his Chesapeake World  p.8

 

More About THOMAS PARADINE and ELIZABETH FITZHUGH:

Marriage: 1627

 

                  ii.    JOHN FITZHUGH, b. Mar 1610/11; d. Jun 1624.

                 iii.    WILLIAM FITZHUGH, b. Aug 1613; d. Unknown.

14.            iv.    HENRY FITZHUGH, b. Dec 1614, England; d. 1666, Cork, Ireland.

                  v.    FRANCIS FITZHUGH, b. Mar 1615/16; d. Unknown; m. ANNE DANIEL, 1646; d. Unknown.

 

More About FRANCIS FITZHUGH and ANNE DANIEL:

Marriage: 1646

 

                 vi.    HUGH FITZHUGH, b. Jul 1617; d. 1686, Amsterdam, Netherlands; m. LYDIA POTTS; d. Unknown.

                vii.    THOMAS FITZHUGH, b. Jan 1618/19; d. Jan 1639/40.

               viii.    PETER FITZHUGH, b. Sep 1620; d. Aft. 1632.

                  ix.    ROBERT FITZHUGH, b. 1622; d. 1689; m. MARY COLLYER, 1647; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for ROBERT FITZHUGH:

Robert lived "at the Greenhouse in Bedford."  William Fitzhugh and his Chesapeake World. p.8

 

 

 

More About ROBERT FITZHUGH and MARY COLLYER:

Marriage: 1647

 

                   x.    MARGARET FITZHUGH, b. 1623; d. 1623, As infant.

                  xi.    MARGARET FITZHUGH, b. Mar 1624/25; d. Unknown; m. (1) MATHEW PORTER; d. Unknown; m. (2) HENRY ZOUCH, 06 Jul 1649; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for MARGARET FITZHUGH:

William wrote to his aunt, Mrs. Margaret Porter from Virginia.  William Fitzhugh and his Chesapeake World  p. 8

 

 

 

More About HENRY ZOUCH and MARGARET FITZHUGH:

Marriage: 06 Jul 1649

 

                 xii.    SYBIL FITZHUGH, b. Feb 1626/27; d. Unknown; m. EDWARD WILSON; d. Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 14

 

14.  HENRY14 FITZHUGH (WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born Dec 1614 in England3, and died 1666 in Cork, Ireland4.  He married MARY KING 16385, daughter of GILES KING.  She was born 1616 in England5, and died Aft. 1698 in England5.

 

Notes for HENRY FITZHUGH:

[Stephen Gehman.FTW]

 

Henry--apprentice to a Woolen draper in Bedford.  Became Mayor of Bedford in 1649

Henry is the ancestor of the Virginia Branch of the Fitzhugh family.

 

Notes for MARY KING:

Mary King was the daughter of the Reverend Giles King of Tempsford in Bedfordshire.

 

More About HENRY FITZHUGH and MARY KING:

Marriage: 16385

       

Children of HENRY FITZHUGH and MARY KING are:

                   i.    THOMAS15 FITZHUGH, b. 1639; d. Unknown, London, England.

 

Notes for THOMAS FITZHUGH:

Thomas died as an apprentice in London, England

 

 

                  ii.    ANNE FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 08 Sep 1639, Tempsford, Bedfordshire; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    MARGARET FITZHUGH, b. Nov 1640; d. 1676, VA.

 

More About MARGARET FITZHUGH:

Baptism: 12 Nov 1640, (William Fithugh and his Chesapeake World)

 

                 iv.    SUSAN FITZHUGH, b. 27 Oct 1642; d. Unknown; m. RICHARD VARNEY, 21 Jun 1659, St. Albans Abbey; d. Unknown.

 

More About RICHARD VARNEY and SUSAN FITZHUGH:

Marriage: 21 Jun 1659, St. Albans Abbey

 

                  v.    MARY FITZHUGH, b. 22 Dec 1643; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    DOROTHY FITZHUGH, b. Jan 1644/45; d. Oct 1695, Eagle's Nest, King George Co, VA; m. (1) RALPH SMITH; d. 1688; m. (2) GEORGE LUKE; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for DOROTHY FITZHUGH:

Dorothy immigrated to VA circa 1686. Second husband, George Luke, was said to be a "ne'er-do-well"

 

More About DOROTHY FITZHUGH:

Baptism: 29 Jan 1644/45, St. Paul's Bedford, England

 

                vii.    ELIZABETH FITZHUGH, b. 12 Jan 1644/45; d. 12 Jun 1646.

               viii.    HENRY FITZHUGH, b. Apr 1650, Bedford, England; d. Unknown; m. (1) ELIZABETH LONG; b. Pall Mall, London; d. Unknown; m. (2) LETTICE HANCOCK; d. Unknown.

 

More About HENRY FITZHUGH:

Baptism: 28 Apr 1650, St. Paul's Bedford, England

 

15.             ix.    WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT" FITZHUGH, b. 08 Jan 1650/51, Bedford, England; d. 21 Oct 1701, Stafford Co, VA.

 

 

Generation No. 15

 

15.  WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15 FITZHUGH (HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 08 Jan 1650/51 in Bedford, England, and died 21 Oct 1701 in Stafford Co, VA.  He married SARAH TUCKER 01 May 1674 in VA5, daughter of JOHN TUCKER and ROSANNA STURMAN.  She was born 02 Aug 1663 in Westmoreland Co., VA5, and died Aft. 1703 in Stafford Co., VA5.

 

Notes for WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT" FITZHUGH:

William (the Immigrant) Fitzhugh came to America about 1674 (or 1670 depending on who you believe).  He was well educated, a shrewd business man, a lawyer, and  was religious.  His church was the established church of England.  The only thing he regretted about America was the lack of good schools.  He wrote: "Good education of children is almost impossible and better be never born than ill bred."  He owned 54,000 acres or more of land with four big houses on them.  The houses were Eagle's Nest, Bedford, Bellaire, and Boscobel.  ( I need to look up the documentation for this.)

 

William Fitzhugh came to Westmoreland County, a young lawyer whose family may have been descended from the Fitzhughs, barons of Ravensworth.  The family coat of arms had been recorded in 1566 and if his view of life was thus somewhat baronial there was nothing in the new world to stand in the way of achieving his ideal.  Lord Culpepper before him had laid claim to all of the Northern Neck of Virginia and had proved his claim and Robert Carter after him was to carve an actual Kingdom from the new territory. (We now know that it's the wrong coat of arms and that he was NOT descended from the barons of Ravensworth.)

 

William Fitzhugh married Sarah Tucker of Westmoreland and moved to Stafford County where he built Eagle's Nest near the Potomac.  He practiced law, served in the House of Burgesses and was a Lt. Col. in the Stafford militia.  He was also agent for the Fairfaxes who inherited the Northern Neck from Lord Culpeper.  It was during this tenure that he confirmed the grant of Ravensworth in what was then upper Stafford County.  He had bought the grant from a man named John Matthews in 1685 and had it regranted and finally confirmed by 1694.  His was 21,996 acres paralleling the (John) Alexander grant, later Alexandria, and covering the approximate territory from what is now part of Falls Church to Pohink Church and from the present Fairfax Court House almost to Alexandria.

 

Colonel Fitzhugh was not, as some of the historical novelists would have us believe our forefathers were, unscrupulous, brash, and fascinatingly immoral.  The records indicate that he was religions, hones, and a fine lawyer, quoted the Scriptures while pleading a case.  He was very sympathetic to French Huguenots who fled France when the Edict of Nantes was revoked by Louis XIV.  Unlike the Sun King, he looked upon them as the most desirable of citizens and offered them land to settle.

At his death Colonel Fitzhugh left approximately 54,000 acres of land in Virginia besides property in Maryland and England to his five sons and one daughter.  The Ravensworth tract was divided between two sons, Henry and William, Henry receiving 12,585 acres to the north and William a little over 9,000 to the south.

(Source: _Historical Society of Fairfax Co., VA_ vol. 3  1954)

 

_Stafford County Deed Book_ pp. 267-276

Richard Cary sells to Wm Fitzhugh, the grandfather of Wm Fitzhugh and whereas Wm Fitzhugh did by will Oct 1701 give unto his son George all the land he bought of Mr. Cary.

 

"June 14, 1682.  Minutes of Board of Trade and Plantations.  The addresses of the Assembly and the Governor of Virginia, and several speeches of Mr. Fitzhugh were read, showing the people are extremely desirous of a cessation of planting tobacco."

 

In a letter dated April 22, 1686, William Fitzhugh describes his dwelling house:  "Upon this same land is my own dwelling house furnished with all accommodations for a comfortable and gentle living, with rooms in it, four of the best of them hung (with tapestry), nine of them plentifully furnished with all things necessary and convenient, and all houses for use, furnished with brick chimneys, four good cellars, a dairy, dove cote, stable, barn, henhouse, kitchen and all other conveniencys, and all in a manner new, a large orchard of about 2,500 apple trees, most grafted, well fenced with a locust fence, which is a durable as most brick walls, a garden a hundred foot square, well paled in, a yard wherein is most of the aforesaid necessary houses palisaded in more lasting than any of our bricks."

 

(William Fitzhugh and his Chesapeake World, edited by Richard Beale Davis, 1963 by The University of North Carolina Press for The Virginia Historical Society is a book of his letters and Other Documents.

It is out of print.  In the fall of 1996 Cousin Elizabeth Butler of Fredericksburg, VA informed me that there were still some copies at the VHS.  I called, ordered my copy (they still had "a couple of dozen" copies), and then e-mailed all my Fitzhugh contacts.  In 1 1/2 weeks all the copies were gone.....for the 1963 price of $10.00!  The only way it can be obtained now is to have a bookstore do a search.)

 

 

 

More About WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT" FITZHUGH:

Burial: Unknown, Buried at Eagle's Nest, King George, VA

 

Notes for SARAH TUCKER:

"In that same year, 1674, Rose's daughter, Sarah (Tucker), who had reached the age of eleven, was chosen by William Fitzhugh to be his bride.  And, Rose apparently consenting to the marriage, recorded her deed of gift 26 August 1674, written the day before (Ibid., pp.200-201, Abstractors Vol 3 p 10) 'In consideration of a marriage had and contracted between Wm. Fitzhugh and my eldest daughter Sarah'---

giving to him numerous items, including two negroes, cattle, a gelding, jewelry and many household items 'from the place known as Mr. Tucker's Plantation;, no doubt fulfilling part of the wording of Sarah's father's will.

     "The story is well told in  'Wm Fitzhugh and his Chesapeake World' (1963) - R. B. Davis, Introduction pp 10, 11, saying that 'Family tradition insists that the young husband sent his wife to England for two years of education before the marriage should be consummated,' etc.  As related also, young William Fitzhugh, bpt 1651, Bedfordshire, England, had come alone to the Colony of Virginia, apparently to try his fortune, and settle in Westmoreland Co., then later in Stafford Co. where in 'two and a half years after his marriage, the young lawyer-planter was elected to the House of Burgesses from Stafford Co.'  He became a prominent citizen and large land holder."

(From Dorothy Helmer's manuscript about the Nethertons, thanks to Jean Camas)  

 

More About SARAH TUCKER:

Died 2: Aft. 1703, Stafford Co, VA

Burial: Unknown, Buried at Eagle's Nest, King George, VA

 

More About WILLIAM FITZHUGH and SARAH TUCKER:

Marriage: 01 May 1674, VA5

       

Children of WILLIAM FITZHUGH and SARAH TUCKER are:

                   i.    DAUGHTER16 FITZHUGH, b. 1678; d. 1678.

16.             ii.    ESQ. WILLIAM "EAGLES NEST" FITZHUGH, b. 1679, Bedford, King George Co, VA; d. 27 Jan 1713/14, Stafford, VA.

                 iii.    ROSAMOND FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1680, Westmoreland Co., VA; d. Abt. 1701, Westmoreland Co., VA; m. WILLOUGHBY ALLERTON, Abt. 1698; b. Abt. 1644, Westmoreland Co., VA; d. 1724, Westmoreland Co., VA.

 

Notes for WILLOUGHBY ALLERTON:

William Allerton was a grandson of Isaac Allerton, who immigrated in the Mayflower.

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Westmoreland County Wills:

 

ALLERTON, WILLOUGHBY,gent., 17 Jan 1723; 8 April 1724

Land, stock and 3 slaves to wife Hannah; son Isaac land whereon I live and 300 acres or land and two-thirds of estate; dau. Elizabeth Allerton 200 acres and one-third estate; son exr; my wife's daus. Hannah and Sarah Bushrod personal property of the father and mother.  Land on Machotick; land formerly Capt. Joh Bushrod's and person estate of his to my wife and her daus.; to wife the school master Joshua Nelson and 3 more white servants.

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From _English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records_ compiled by Louis des Cognets, Jr., Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1958 (current printing 1990): on p. 3 in List of Sheriffs Appointed April 25th 1707 Willoughby Allerton is listed for Westmoreland Co.

 

 

 

More About WILLOUGHBY ALLERTON and ROSAMOND FITZHUGH:

Marriage: Abt. 1698

 

                 iv.    SON1 FITZHUGH, b. 1683; d. Unknown, Infancy.

                  v.    SON2 FITZHUGH, b. 1685, Infancy; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    HENRY "BEDFORD" FITZHUGH, b. 15 Feb 1686/87, Eagle's Nest, King George Co, VA; d. 12 Dec 1758, Stafford Co, VA; m. SUSANNA COOKE, 24 Feb 1717/18, Stafford Co, VA; b. 07 Dec 1693, Gloucester Co, VA; d. 21 Nov 1749, King George Co, VA.

 

Notes for HENRY "BEDFORD" FITZHUGH:

Henry (son of Wm the Immigrant) was the scholar of the generation: he was sent at age eleven to Bristol to school and to Westminster School at age 14, and to Christ Church, Oxford, matriculating on Oct. 30, 1722. Later became a Tobacco Agent, Justice of the Peace and Burgess, and was know as "Blind Henry" because, judging by his portrait, he had one bad eye.

Henry, born at Eagles Nest, built the Bedford Estate in VA, married, and died there. (p.171)  He and Susannah had 9 children (p.172)

(History of the Fitzhugh Family pp. 55 and 56)

 

Member of the Assembly Resolution of 1720, Virginia assembly. (Hist.  Soc. of Fairfax Co., VA  vol 3  1954 p.19)

 

Henry Fitzhugh inherited Bedford plantation and married Susannah Cooke, the daughter of Mordecai Cooke of Gloucester County.  He was born in 1686 and died in 1758.  His half of the Ravensworth patent remained in the family intact until his grandson Henry Fitzhugh who also lived at Bedford partitioned it in 1783 among his five younger sons, Nicholas, Richard, Mordecai, Battaile, and Giles.  By the end of this generation the northern half of the tract had  been sold out of the family.

 

(Hist. Soc of Fairfax Co. vol 3 1954 p. 28)

 

Boscobel was inherited by Henry Fitzhugh (1686-1759) of Bedford in 1701.

 

From Ancestry.com:

Colonial Families, Southern States, p.226

Hon. Henry Fitzhugh owned 17,598 acres of land in Stafford Co., and he served as High Sheriff, 1715; as Burgess, 1736; liberal supporter of the Established Church, and a Vestryman.

 

 

 

Notes for SUSANNA COOKE:

Elizabeth N. Lee in _The Fitzhugh Family of King George Co., VA_ says that Joan Constable Cooke was Susannah's mother.

 

More About HENRY FITZHUGH and SUSANNA COOKE:

Marriage: 24 Feb 1717/18, Stafford Co, VA

 

17.           vii.    THOMAS "BELLE AIR" FITZHUGH, b. 1689, Bedford, King George Co, VA; d. 1719, Richmond, VA.

18.          viii.    JOHN "MARMION" FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1690, "Bedford" Stafford, VA; d. 21 Jan 1732/33, Stafford Co, VA.

                  ix.    GEORGE FITZHUGH, b. 1690, Bedford , Stafford Co., VA; d. 1722, VA; m. MARY MASON, 1712; d. Unknown.

 

More About GEORGE FITZHUGH and MARY MASON:

Marriage: 1712

 

 

Generation No. 16

 

16.  ESQ. WILLIAM "EAGLES NEST"16 FITZHUGH (WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 1679 in Bedford, King George Co, VA, and died 27 Jan 1713/14 in Stafford, VA.  He married ANNE LEE 1699, daughter of RICHARD LEE and LAETITIA CORBIN.  She was born 1682 in Westmoreland Co., VA, and died 12 Jan 1731/32 in Eagle's Nest, King George Co, VA.

 

Notes for ESQ. WILLIAM "EAGLES NEST" FITZHUGH:

Captain William Fitzhugh of "Eagle's Nest" inherited 1800 acres of land in Stafford and Westmoreland Counties.  He was the Justice of Stafford Co., and High Sheriff in 1707; member of the House of Burgesses in 1700, and a Governor of the College of William and Mary in 1702.

 

William Fitzhugh inherited under his father's will 18,723 acres of land in Stafford and Westmoreland; was residuary legatee of all lands not bequeathed, and rights to lands in Virginia, Maryland and England; eight negroes; 18 pieces of silver plate; L200 sterling out of his father's money in England; half the household furniture; "my own and my wife's pictures, the other six pictures of my relations, and the large map in the study", half of his father's "study of books", & c.  He was appointed clerk of Stafford county, July 18, 1701, and was a member of the House of Burgesses for that county, 1700, 1701 and 1702 (Stafford Records).  Possibly he was a member in other years.  On Dec. 13, 1711, the Lords of Trade and Plantations presented a representation to the Queen, recommending William Fitzhugh, Esq., as a person fully qualified to fill a vacancy in the Council, being a good estate, and being well affected towards her Majesty's government (Sainsbury Abstracts).  The appointment made on Dec. 19 and Fitzhugh took the oaths in Virginia, October 15, 1712 (Council Journal).  His tenure of office was short, for his last appearance in  Council was in Nov. 8, 1713, and Jan. 27, 1713-14, there is an entry in the Council Journal that he was dead.  Besides the offices named, Wm. Fitzhugh was a justice of Stafford, and high sheriff in 1707.  If he made a will it was doubtless recorded in Stafford, but the books of that date have been lost.  He married Ann, daughter of Richard Lee, Esq.,  of Westmoreland county (member of the counci)l.  (Sent to me by Ruth and Robert Teesdale)

 

Boscobel was conveyed to William Fitzhugh in 1692 according to Jerrilyn Eby, author of _They Called Stafford Home

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Of "Eagle's Nest," Stafford Co, VA; clerk of Stafford Co, 18 Jul 1701; member of the House of Burgesses, 1700-1702; Virginia Council 15 Oct 1712; entry there on 27 Jan 1713/14 states he was dead.

 

More About ESQ. WILLIAM "EAGLES NEST" FITZHUGH:

Date born 2: Abt. 1670

Date born 3: Abt. 1676, Machodoc, WESTMORELAND, Virginia, USA

Date born 4: 1676, Westmoreland, Middlesex, Virginia

Died 2: 1713, Eagle's Nest, King George Co, VA

 

Notes for ANNE LEE:

Ann Lee married secondly , Captain Daniel McCarty, of Westmoreland county, speaker of the House of Burgesses 1715-20. 

 

From Westmoreland Co. Wills p. 94:

 

"Anne McCarty 7 Nov 1728; 31 May 1732.  To each of my own brothers and their wives a ring; a ring to Col. John Tayloe; son Henry Fitzhugh all my lands, my 1st wedding ring and my grandfather Corbin's mourning ring; to Elizabeth dau. of Major J. Fitzhugh a gold ring; to daughter Lettice 2 negroes; dau. Sarah Fitzhugh 2 negroes; Billington McCarty my last wedding ring; to Thaddeus McCarty a stone ring; to Sarah Beale my hoop ring.  I discharge my brothers H. Fitzhugh and Thomas and Henry Lee from the bills of exchange to my late husband McCarty.  Negroes in the hands of the husband of my daughter Lettice to be hers."

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Anne Lee had grown up at Mt. Pleasant with her five brothers in a most erudite atmosphere.  Her father, "who neither improved nor diminished his estate" could write in Latin, Greek, Hebrew, French, but he paid little attention to his business

affairs, he left Anne 4000 acres in Stafford county that he no longer owned.

Her tombstone in the family cemetery (at Eagle's Nest) reads:

                            Here Lies

      The Body of Anne the Daughter of

        The Honorable Richard Lee Esq.

           She was first married to

  The Honourable William Fitzhugh esq.

               Whom she surviv'd

        By whom she had Issue,

       Henry, Lettice & Sarah

            who are still living.

     She was afterward married to

            Daniel M'Carty, Esq.

       Whom she also Surviv'd

    By him, she had Issue, Anne

           Who d'yed (an inf.)

 Her surviving Children erect this Monument

       To Her Precious Memory

    Wou'd They like Her obtain

 In this Life the Love & Praise of all

 And in the next Eternal Happiness

        Let Them Imitate

   The Good & Pious Pattern.

She departed this Life Jan'Y. 12th 1731.

     In the 49th year of her Age.

(from The Vistas of "Eagle's Nest" by Liza Lawrence)

 

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More About ANNE LEE:

Name 2: Ann Lee

Date born 2: 1683

Date born 3: 1683, Machodoc, WESTMORELAND, Virginia, USA

Date born 4: 1683, VA

Date born 5: 1683, Westmoreland, Middlesex, Virginia

Died 2: VA

Died 3: 1732

Ancestral File Number: P6B8-69

Baptism (LDS): SUBMITTED

Endowment (LDS): SUBMITTED

Record Change 1: 18 Nov 1999

Record Change 2: 01 Sep 2000

Sealed to parents (LDS): SUBMITTED

 

More About WILLIAM FITZHUGH and ANNE LEE:

Marriage: 1699

       

Children of WILLIAM FITZHUGH and ANNE LEE are:

19.              i.    HENRY17 FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1706, Eagles Nest, King George, Virginia, USA; d. 06 Dec 1742, St. Paul's Register, Stafford, VA.

                  ii.    SARAH FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1710, Eagles Nest, King George, Virginia, USA; d. Unknown.

 

More About SARAH FITZHUGH:

Date born 2: 1710, Eagles Nest, King George, Virginia

Ancestral File Number: SMRP-SJ

Baptism (LDS): SUBMITTED

Endowment (LDS): SUBMITTED

Record Change: 18 Nov 1999

Sealed to parents (LDS): SUBMITTED

 

                 iii.    LETITIA FITZHUGH, b. 15 Jul 1707, Eagles Nest, King George, Virginia; d. Unknown.

 

More About LETITIA FITZHUGH:

Name 2: Letitia FITZHUGH

Date born 2: 15 Jul 1707, Eagles Nest, King George, Virginia, USA

Ancestral File Number: SMRP-RC

Baptism (LDS): SUBMITTED

Endowment (LDS): SUBMITTED

Record Change: 18 Nov 1999

Sealed to parents (LDS): SUBMITTED

 

 

17.  THOMAS "BELLE AIR"16 FITZHUGH (WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 1689 in Bedford, King George Co, VA, and died 1719 in Richmond, VA.  He married ANNE FOWKE MASON 1716, daughter of GEORGE MASON and MARY FOWKE.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for THOMAS "BELLE AIR" FITZHUGH:

Thomas (son of Wm. the Immigrant) was County Clerk in 1714.  His wife was the daughter of George Mason.  They had 1 daughter.

 

Thomas Fitzhugh, Gentleman, (c. 1689-1719) received by the will of his father nearly 5,000 acres of land.  A tract of 1,100 acres lay near Fredericksburg.  At the time of Thomas Fitzhugh this property was in Richmond County and his last will and Testament is recorded there.  He served as clerk of Stafford Co. a few years, dying in office.  Thomas Fitzhugh married Anne Fouke (Mason) Darrell, daughter of Col. George and Mary (Fowke) Mason, and widow of William Darrell (16??-1715) by whom she had a son Sampson Darrell (1712-1777) who died testate in Fairfax Co., Thomas and Anne Fowke (Mason) Fitzhugh had an only child, Mary Fitzhugh, who died in infancy.  Anne Fowke (Mason) Darrell Fitzhugh married thirdly Thomas Smith (d. 1764) who died testate in Fairfax County; his will mentions three children, viz: (1) Susanna Smith; (2) Mary Smith (married Mr. Hancock); and (3) William Smith (172?-1802) who died testate in Mason Co. KY.  As Thomas Fitzhugh, Gentleman, died without male issue and his father had entailed his estate, his property came into possession of William Fitzhugh, Esq. (1741-1809) and in 1769 he built the handsome brick mansion called Chatham upon the land overlooking Fredericksburg.

(The Register of Overwharton Parish compiled by King, p. 226)

 

 

 

More About THOMAS FITZHUGH and ANNE MASON:

Marriage: 1716

       

Child of THOMAS FITZHUGH and ANNE MASON is:

                   i.    MARY17 FITZHUGH, d. Unknown, Infancy.

 

 

18.  JOHN "MARMION"16 FITZHUGH (WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born Abt. 1690 in "Bedford" Stafford, VA, and died 21 Jan 1732/33 in Stafford Co, VA.  He married ANNA BARBARA MCCARTY 1719 in Overwharton parish, Stafford Co, VA, daughter of DANIEL MCCARTY and SARAH POPE.  She was born 30 Nov 1702 in Westmoreland Co, VA, and died 12 Dec 1737 in St Paul's parish, Prince William Co, VA.

 

Notes for JOHN "MARMION" FITZHUGH:

John Fitzhugh (son of Wm the Immigrant) owned the Marmion Estate.  Ann Barbara McCarty was the daughter of Dennis McCarty. John Fitzhugh was known as Major John.  In Feb. 1727, his name appears among many others as a Trustee in the founding of the Town of Falmouth, undoubtedly a commercial venture.  There is also a letter written by one Anne Jones on June 27, 1732, in which she refers to Major John Fitzhugh's copper mine in VA.    (Hist. of the Fitzhugh Family)

 

Marmion, probably built by John Fitzhugh early in 18th century and later named for Scott's poem.  About 1785 it passed from Philip Fitzhugh to George Washington's favorite nephew, who died there.  The place has come down in the Lewis family in direct line from him.  The richly decorated interior is one of the best in Virginia.  Location--King George County, 2.3 mi. west of King George (east of Fredericksburg)

(Source:  _A Guidebook to Virginia's Historical Markers_ compiled by John S. Salmon.  University Press of Virginia.)

 

Marmion still stands but is not open to the public. 

 

Solomon Fitzhugh (1804-1884) who came to OR in 1849 is from this line.

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Notes for ANNA BARBARA MCCARTY:

Excerpt from  Bill McCarty's unfinished book ms., _The McCartys of the Northern Neck_:

 

Anna Barbara McCarty (1700-?) was the eldest (proven by the inscription that was on the McCarty tomb in Old Yeomocico church listing the children).  She was born ca. 1700 (Capt. Daniel was m. 19 Oct 1699) and m. Major John Fitzhugh of MARMION in StafCo by 5 Dec 1715  (MRC:246*),  (VMHB, VII: 317-19*).  It appears that Anna Barbara was only 15 at the time of her marriage.  We know that Capt. Daniel McCarty was pleased by this marriage because on 5 Dec 1715, he made a deed of trust of 9 negro slaves (six females with "one large girl" and three males) for the newlywed couple (WCo DB 5:510-13*).  Another reason for his pleasure might have been that he was married to the widow (Ann Lee Fitzhugh of John's eldest brother (Wm Fitzhugh).  Thus John Fitzhugh was both son-in-law and brother-in-law to Capt. D. McCarty.  Even more indicative of his regard for John Fitzhugh, Capt. D. McCarty made him executor of his will and John Fitzhugh was to "take the tree youngest children" to raise.  Perhaps Capt. D. McCarty remembered his own childhood when he had non-related guardians.  By Maj. John Fitzhugh, Anna Barbara had seven children.  In SPVF, this is described as the MARMION branch of the Fitzhughs. 

1. Barbara Fitzhugh m. 6 Feb 1739 to Rev. William McKay

2. Elizabeth Fitzhugh

3. William Fitzhugh III who m. Ursula Beverley.  Their son was also named Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh III. m. 2) Hannah?

4. Sarah Fitzhugh b. 30 April 1727, m. on 2 Apr 1747 to Francis Thornton.

5. Anna Fitzhugh

6. John Fitzhugh who m. Alice Thornton.  Their tenth son was Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh III. (b. 9 May 1763; d. 2 May 1823. d.s.p.).  Apparently, John m. 2) Elizabeth Harrison on 31 Jan 1760 at St. Paul's (MSVR:30).

7 Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh b. 28 June 1733, d. 1786.  He m. 1) Elizabeth?, 2) Susanna Porter on 24 Oct 1772, and 3) Catherine ?  (SPFV:565-566). (Note: there are three persons with the name of Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh between 1760 and 1786).

 

 

 

More About JOHN FITZHUGH and ANNA MCCARTY:

Marriage 1: 1719, Overwharton parish, Stafford Co, VA

Marriage 2: 05 Dec 1715, Stafford, VA6

Marriage 3: 05 Dec 1715, Westmoreland Co, VA

       

Children of JOHN FITZHUGH and ANNA MCCARTY are:

                   i.    ANNE17 FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1718, VA; d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM ALLISON, 21 Nov 1740, King George Co, VA; d. Unknown.

 

More About WILLIAM ALLISON and ANNE FITZHUGH:

Marriage: 21 Nov 1740, King George Co, VA

 

                  ii.    BARBARA FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1720, Bedford , Stafford Co., VA; d. Unknown; m. (1) W. MACKAY, Feb 1737/38, per VA Gazette Feb 1738 announcement; d. Unknown; m. (2) REV WILLIAM MCKAY, 06 Feb 1738/39, Stafford Co, VA; d. Unknown.

 

More About W. MACKAY and BARBARA FITZHUGH:

Marriage: Feb 1737/38, per VA Gazette Feb 1738 announcement

 

Notes for REV WILLIAM MCKAY:

Rev. William McKay was the Rector of Hanover Perish, King George, VA

 

More About WILLIAM MCKAY and BARBARA FITZHUGH:

Marriage: 06 Feb 1738/39, Stafford Co, VA

 

20.            iii.    COL WILLIAM FITZHUGH, b. 13 Apr 1725, Marmion, Stafford Co, VA; d. 17 May 1791, King George Co, VA.

                 iv.    SARAH FITZHUGH, b. 30 May 1727, Stafford Co, VA; d. 1784, Society Hill, King George Co., VA; m. FRANCIS THORNTON, 02 Apr 1747, Stafford Co, VA; b. 20 Jul 1725, Stafford Co, VA; d. 03 Aug 1784, Society Hill, King George Co., VA.

 

Notes for FRANCIS THORNTON:

Francis was of "Society Hill", King George Co., VA, and was referred to as Co. Francis Thornton.  He was Justice of Peace and Col. of Militia in that County.

 

 

More About FRANCIS THORNTON and SARAH FITZHUGH:

Marriage: 02 Apr 1747, Stafford Co, VA

 

                  v.    ELIZABETH FITZHUGH, b. 1728, Bedford , Stafford Co., VA; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    MAJOR JOHN FITZHUGH, b. 04 Jan 1729/30, Stafford Co, VA; d. 10 Oct 1792; m. (1) ALICE CATLETT; b. 21 Aug 1729, Crowes, King George Co, VA; d. 05 Mar 1790, Belle Air, Stafford Co, VA; m. (2) ELIZABETH HARRISON, 31 Jan 1760, St. Paul's Parish, King George Co, VA; b. 1737; d. Unknown.

 

More About JOHN FITZHUGH and ELIZABETH HARRISON:

Marriage 1: 31 Jan 1760, St. Paul's Parish, King George Co, VA

Marriage 2: VA  prob at "Brandon"

 

                vii.    ROSAMOND FITZHUGH, b. Bef. 1733; d. Unknown.

               viii.    DANIEL MCCARTY FITZHUGH, b. 27 Jun 1733, Bedford , Stafford Co., VA; d. 1786; m. (1) CATHERINE ?, 1770; d. Unknown; m. (2) ALICE RIDEN, 1771, Stafford Co, VA; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for DANIEL MCCARTY FITZHUGH:

William A. Crozier, ed., _Westmoreland County Wills_ (Virginia County Record Publications, n.s. 1, 1913), p. 80, citing Will Book 16:

 

"Fitzhugh, Daniel  17 sept. 1777; 28 Mar 1786

To be buried in brother William's burying yard; son William negroes which I had by his mother Catherine; daughter Jane negroes which I had with her mother Elcey; daughter Sukey negroes I had with her mother Susanna, also sum due from estate of Philip Grymes which was due my wife Susanna; brother William's children by his wife Hannah; niece Lucy Fitzhugh 1 negro; nieces Ann and Sally daughters of brother William; nephew McCarty Fitzhugh; friend William Fitzhugh of Chatham.

 

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From _The Register of Overwharton Parish Stafford County Virginia 1723-1758_ compiled and edited by George Harrison Sanford King, 1961

 

Daniel Fitzhugh (1733-1786) married three times and left issue a child by each wife, viz: (1) Catherine, probably nee Hore, who is mentioned as a granddaughter of John Triplett of King George County in a deed there in 1766 - she was the mother of his only son, William Fitzhugh, mentioned by Doctor Wellford; (2) in 1771 to Alice Riden (Riding) and (3) in 1772 to Susanna Potter.  By his last will and Testament of record in Westmoreland County, William Fitzhugh (I think the author must mean Daniel) requested that he be buried "in my brother William's burial ground."  Daniel Fitzhugh's will was dated September 17, 1777 and recorded March 28, 1786; it indicates his three wives predeceased him. Jane, his daughter by his second wife, married on June 17, 1790 Henry Dade Hooe, and Susanna, his daughter by his third wife, married on May 13, 1790 Rice Wingfield Hooe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

More About DANIEL MCCARTY FITZHUGH:

Date born 2: 7

 

More About DANIEL FITZHUGH and CATHERINE ?:

Marriage: 1770

 

More About DANIEL FITZHUGH and ALICE RIDEN:

Marriage: 1771, Stafford Co, VA

 

 

Generation No. 17

 

19.  HENRY17 FITZHUGH (WILLIAM "EAGLES NEST"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born Abt. 1706 in Eagles Nest, King George, Virginia, USA, and died 06 Dec 1742 in St. Paul's Register, Stafford, VA.  He married LUCY CARTER.  She was born Abt. 1710 in Corotoman, Lancaster, Virginia, USA, and died Unknown.

 

More About HENRY FITZHUGH:

Ancestral File Number: M9T2-K2

Baptism (LDS): SUBMITTED

 

More About LUCY CARTER:

Date born 2: Abt. 1710

Baptism (LDS): SUBMITTED

Endowment (LDS): SUBMITTED

Record Change: 18 Nov 1999

       

Children of HENRY FITZHUGH and LUCY CARTER are:

                   i.    ELIZABETH18 FITZHUGH, b. 20 Apr 1731, Eagles Nest, King George, Virginia, USA; d. Unknown.

 

More About ELIZABETH FITZHUGH:

Ancestral File Number: SMRP-TP

 

21.             ii.    WILLIAM FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1747; d. Unknown.

 

 

20.  COL WILLIAM17 FITZHUGH (JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 13 Apr 1725 in Marmion, Stafford Co, VA, and died 17 May 1791 in King George Co, VA.  He married (1) URSULA BEVERLY Abt. 1741, daughter of WILLIAM BEVERLY and ELIZABETH BLAND.  She was born Abt. 1729 in Blandfield, Essex Co, VA, and died Aft. 1766 in VA.  He married (2) HANNAH ?.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for COL WILLIAM FITZHUGH:

William (son of John "Marmion" Fitzhugh)  rose to become a member of the VA House of Burgesses, like his father and grandfather, and was there privileged to witness one of the most far reaching events to occur in the New World.  It was in 1765 when Patrick Henry, a firey orator, revolutionary, (and also a direct ancestor of ours through the marriage of his granddaughter to Philip Fitzhugh, William's grandson, offered his Resolution against the Stamp Act.       The following year, 1766, William had the pleasure of a visit at Marmion from Thomas Jefferson.  (Hist. of the F. Family)

 

1787 Census:  King George Co. listed William and sons Daniel, Phil, Theodoric, Beverly

 

Col William Fitzhugh built the present mansion at the Marmion Estate. (I think that this is wrong and that it was build about the time of William's birth by his father Major John Fitzhugh.)  The living room of this house is now in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

 

According to the DAR PATRIOT INDEX, 1990, William Fitzhugh had Patriotic Service during the Rev.

 

There is recorded in King George a deed dated May 31, 1786, from William Fitzhugh, of Marmion, and Hannah his wife.  Also a deed dated March 6, 1780, from William Fitzhugh, of King George County, conveying to his son Daniel Fitzhugh, 1,200 acres "where Rappahannock Quarter now stands," purchase by John Fitzhugh, father of said William from John Lisle, merchant, of London, by deed dated October 26, 1725, and recorded in Lancaster Co., July 13, 1726.  He was probably the William Fitzhugh, Jr., who was major in the Stafford militia in 1752 (Cal. Va. State Papers).  It is possible that he, instead of William Fitzhugh, afterwards of Maryland (who, as appears from a deed, lived in Cople parish, Westmoreland, in 1744), was burgess for Stafford 1748 and 1751.  His will was dated March 13, 1789, and proved in King George June 2, 1791.  Legatees: to wife her clothes, all her jewels, her gold watch, such furniture, plate and books as she should choose, the coach and horses, eight slaves, and, during her widowhood, the Marmion plantation mansion, with houses, gardens, orchards, a supply of groceries, &c., and also 60 pounds per annum.  He states that he had provided for his sons, Daniel (McCarty) and Theoderick.  Gives son John the negroes he had lent him.  To son Philip the remainder of the estate not otherwise bequeathed.  If son Robert should return to the State he is to have one shilling, "because at the commencement of the late war he quitted the business I had allotted for his living, since which I have heard nothing from him.'  Son William Beverley Fitzhugh, two negroes.  Daughter Lucy Campbell 600 pounds, Daughter Elizabeth 500 pounds if she marries, if not 25 pounds per year.  Same provision for daughter Anna.  Bequests to daughters Sall, Molly and Maria, and daughter Finch.  William Hooe, of "Pine Hill,' and "my son-in-law" Alexander Campbell, executors.  (Virginia Historical Magazine)

 

  William Fitzhugh, son of John and Anna Barbara Fitzhugh, was baptized on May 14, 1725.  God Fathers: Colonel John Tayloe and Daniel McCarty.  God Mothers: Madam Sarah McCarty and Winwood (sic) McCarty.

Westmoreland Co., VA.  Book V. p. 510 show that "John Fitzhugh of Stafford Country, Gent." married Anna Barbara, the eldest daughter of Daniel McCarty, Gent., of Westmoreland county before or about Dec. 5, 1715.  (_St. Paul's Parish Register 1715-1798_ compiled by John Bailey Calvert Nicklin, p. 75, note 18)

 

In 1797 Marmion was purchased by Major George Lewis (1757-1821), nephew of George Washington, and is now in possession of his descendant Mrs. Robert Carter Nicholas Grymes (nee Lucy Lewis)---

this info is dated 1961.  Doctor Robert Wellford (1753-1823), physician of Fredericksburg, was several days at Marmion attending Catherine (Daingerfield) Lewis (1764-1820), wife of Major George Lewis, in her last illness.  As Doctor Wellford sat by the fire in the little parlour at Marmion on a cold day in February 1820 he wrote in his diary, reflecting upon former days:

        "At the particular desire of Mrs. Lewis I remained the whole day in the house and slept on the subsequent night once more and for the last time in the little parlour in which room in time past I have witnessed such sociality and more merriment that in any other room in the whole course of my life. ....

Mr. William Fitzhugh, the hospitable owner of the mansion (Marmion) and the estate surrounding same, his sons, his brother Daniel, and his son William; the Rev. Thomas Thornton; that truly respectable Gentleman, the late William Fitzhugh (of Chatham); Mr. Grymes of the Wilderness and his namesake of Eagle's Nest; Mr. Robert Allison; Mr. John McCoy (with the musicians, Victor, Olliver, &c. in the subordinate range of assembly) formed a group not often collected together in the Northern Neck of Virginia.  But they are all gone and 'the place that hath known them shall know them no more.'  The worthy proprietors of this most hospitable mansion are also removed from the cares of this world and are (I sincerely hope) at rest in Heaven although the place of their interment in the Graveyard of the Old Orchard cannot (from the changes that have occurred) be easily found by their former friends and acquaintances." (The Register of Overwharton Parish compiled by King, p. 227.)

(This line continues down through Solomon.)

 

 

       

 

 

More About COL WILLIAM FITZHUGH:

Date born 2: 13 Apr 1725

Date born 3: 13 Apr 1725, Marmion, Stafford Co., VA8

Died 2: May 1791, King George Co, VA9

 

Notes for URSULA BEVERLY:

Ursula Beverley  was the daughter of Col William Beverley and Elizabeth Bland of "Blandfield", another VA plantation.  61 of his ancestors and 7 of hers are know to us. (Hist of F Family)

 

_St. Paul's Parish Register 1715-1798_ compiled by John Bailey Calvert Nicklin, p. 75, note 20:

The will of William Beverley of "Blandfield," Essex County, probated 3 May, 1756, mentioned his daughter, Ursula Fitzhugh

 

More About URSULA BEVERLY:

Name 2: Ursula Beverley

Date born 2: Abt. 1729

Date born 3: Abt. 1729, "Blandfield", Essex, VA

 

More About WILLIAM FITZHUGH and URSULA BEVERLY:

Marriage: Abt. 1741

       

Children of WILLIAM FITZHUGH and URSULA BEVERLY are:

                   i.    JOHN18 FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1742, King George Co, VA; d. Abt. 1796, Caroline Co, VA; m. LUCY REDD, Abt. 1781, Hanover Co, VA; b. Abt. 1749; d. Abt. 1796, Amherst Co, VA.

 

Notes for JOHN FITZHUGH:

John was a soldier of the Rev. War.  (Pioneer Families of MO  by Wm. S. Bryan and Robert Rose, 1876)  Practiced law.

 

More About JOHN FITZHUGH and LUCY REDD:

Marriage: Abt. 1781, Hanover Co, VA

 

22.             ii.    ROBERT FITZHUGH, b. 1743, Marmion, Stafford Co, VA; d. Bet. 1800 - 1810, Logan Co, KY.

                 iii.    ELIZABETH FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1745; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    WILLIAM BEVERLY FITZHUGH, b. 27 Mar 1756, Marmion, Stafford Co, VA; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for WILLIAM BEVERLY FITZHUGH:

In 1785 he received a warrant for 100 acres for having served three years in the Virginia Continental Line.

http://www.sos.state.ky.us/intranet/Revdetail.asp?Type=v&warrant=3712.0

 

 

 

 

                  v.    DANIEL MCCARTY FITZHUGH, b. 15 Mar 1758, Marmion, Stafford Co, VA; d. Unknown, Spring Hill, Wicomico, MD; m. (1) SUSANNAH POTTER, 24 Oct 1772; d. Unknown; m. (2) ANN HENDERSON, 01 Dec 1796, Spring Hill, Wicomico, MD; b. 29 Nov 1776, Spring Hill, Wicomico, MD; d. 1802.

 

Notes for DANIEL MCCARTY FITZHUGH:

Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh leased "Langley" from Henry Lee in 1805. (card cat. at VA Hist. Soc)

 

More About SUSANNAH POTTER:

Name 2: Susan Potter

 

More About DANIEL FITZHUGH and SUSANNAH POTTER:

Marriage: 24 Oct 1772

 

More About DANIEL FITZHUGH and ANN HENDERSON:

Marriage: 01 Dec 1796, Spring Hill, Wicomico, MD

 

                 vi.    PHILIP FITZHUGH, b. 04 May 1766, Marmion, Stafford Co, VA; d. 1807, Caroline Co, VA; m. CHARLOTTE THORNTON, 08 Mar 1788, Northumberland Co, VA; d. 1813.

 

Notes for PHILIP FITZHUGH:

Philip leased "Langley" from Henry Lee in 1805.

 

VA Historical Mag.:  From a record in King George it appears that in 1797, "Marmion" was surveyed at the request of Philip Fitzhugh.  It contained 1,821 acres, and the "Rappahannock Tract," adjoining, contained 792 acres.  Both had belonged to William Fitzhugh, father of Philip.  About 1800, is a deed in King George from Philip Fitzhugh and Charlotte, his wife, and Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh, and Ann, his wife, conveying the "Rappahannock Tract" to Hooe and Wallace.  There is also in King George a deed dated June 9, 1804, from Philip Fitzhugh of Fairfax County, conveying land in King George to Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh, of Fairfax.  Daniel Fitzhugh (no doubt the same) and Susanna Potter were married in King George, October 24, 1772.  In a case in one of the Virginia reports, it is stated that Philip Fitzhugh, son of William Fitzhugh, of Marmion, inherited a very large real and personal estate; but died in 1807, utterly insolvent.

 

 

 

More About PHILIP FITZHUGH and CHARLOTTE THORNTON:

Marriage: 08 Mar 1788, Northumberland Co, VA

 

                vii.    THEODRICK FITZHUGH, b. 20 Jul 1767, Marmion, Stafford Co, VA; d. Oct 1800, Caroline Co, VA.

 

 

Generation No. 18

 

21.  WILLIAM18 FITZHUGH (HENRY17, WILLIAM "EAGLES NEST"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born Abt. 1747, and died Unknown.  He married ANNE RANDOLPH, daughter of PETER RANDOLPH and LUCY BOLLING.  She was born Abt. 1747, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for WILLIAM FITZHUGH:

Sion of a prosperous and powerful Virginia family, William was born in 1741, the only son of Henry and Lucy Carter Fitzhugh.  His father died before William's second birthday, leaving him the young heir of a vast fortune.  His mother, daughter of extremely wealthy Robert "King" Carter of Williamsburg fame, soon remarried. She wed Colonel Nathaniel Harrison of Brandon, who brought his two children to live with William and his mother.  One of these childen received a whip for his birthday and in playing with it, he accidentally hit William in the face causing the loss of an eye.  Much of Fitzhugh's youth was spent at the home of his uncle, Charles Carter.     On April 2, 1763 Fitzhugh married Ann Randolph.  The two lived at Somerset, one of two plantations Fitzhugh inherited by 1765 (the other was Eagle's Nest).  Having as yet no children and being desirous of company, the couple sold 9000 acres of land in Spotsylvania County to finance the building of another home, this on the banks of the Rappahannock River.  They named the house Chatham after William Pitt, the Earl of Chatham, who as England's prime minister in the 1750's had brought the French and Indian War to a successful conclusion, and as opposition leader had, one decade later, been the chief spokesman for Americans against the Crown in the growing tax disputes.     Construction of the home began around 1768 and was completed about 1771.  The large home had only ten rooms, though it was 210 feet long and 30 feet wide.  It's architecture style stressed above all symmetry and order.     After completion of Chatham, Fitzhugh put his name up for election to the House of Burgesses, serving in that august body between 1772 and 1775.  When the assembly was dissolved by Lord Dunmore, Fitzhugh continued to serve King George County in ad hoc conventions held in Williamsburg and Richmond.  He was also a member of the Revolutionary Committee of Safety at this time (1774-75).  Fitzhugh supported the revolution whole-heartedly.  During the war he acted as a commissioner of two arms and munitions factories in the area, while also serving as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1776-77) and later as a state senator (1780-87)     After the war, Fitzhugh continued to be active in politics and farming as well as a variety of speculative ventures.  Much time, too, was spent entertaining.  Chatham, situated on the outskirts of Fredericksburg near the major north-south road of that day, was constantly besieged by visitors.  In those days it was customary for travelers to stay at private homes, and Fitzhugh, a man of noted hospitality, was a favorite destination for many a weary wayfarer. He is reported to have entertained 43 such guests on one occasion.  Among those sometimes seated at his table was George Washington, an old political associate of Fitzhugh's from days past.     Over the course of many years, Fitzhugh was driven into debt by these visitors and in the 1790's he left Chatham, later putting the house up for sale.  He moved to Alexandria, Virginia, on the outskirts of the new nation's capital.  He and Washington visited one another frequently until the latter's death in 1799.  The last person Washington visited outside of Mount Vernon before his death was William Fitzhugh.     Fitzhugh himself died ten years later at the age of 69, leaving behind his three children. His eldest son, William, rented the Alexandria home at a nominal price to the Robert E. Lee's mother (who maiden name was Carter and hence related to Fitzhugh), who had fallen on hard times. The future Confederate general was raised at this Orinoco Street residence (today known as the Boyhood Home of Robert E. Lee).  Fitzhugh Lee, the cavalry general and governor of Virginia, grew up at another Fitzhugh property, "Ravensworth."  William Fitzhugh's youngest child, Mary, married George Washington Parke Custis (Washington's adopted grandson), and their daughter, Mary Ann Randolph Custis, married Robert E. Lee reuniting the Fitzhugh and Lee family trees. As for William Fitzhugh, he was initially buried at Ravensworth, but was moved to Christ Church graveyard when the mansion was destroyed.  His grave may still be seen today

 

More About WILLIAM FITZHUGH:

Date born 2: 24 Aug 1741, Eagles Nest, King George, Virginia, USA

Ancestral File Number: SMRP-VV

Record Change: 16 Mar 2000

 

More About ANNE RANDOLPH:

Record Change: 16 Mar 2000

       

Children of WILLIAM FITZHUGH and ANNE RANDOLPH are:

                   i.    LUCY19 FITZHUGH, d. Unknown.

23.             ii.    MARY LEE FITZHUGH, b. Abt. 1777; d. 1853.

                 iii.    ANNE FITZHUGH, b. 30 Jun 1783; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    WILLIAM HENRY FITZHUGH, b. 09 Mar 1792; d. 21 May 1830; m. ANNA MARIE SARAH GOLDSBOROUGH; d. Unknown.

 

 

22.  ROBERT18 FITZHUGH (WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 1743 in Marmion, Stafford Co, VA, and died Bet. 1800 - 1810 in Logan Co, KY.  He married MARGARET BELL 1757.  She was born Abt. 1740, and died Bet. 1800 - 1810 in Logan Co, KY.

 

Notes for ROBERT FITZHUGH:

Robert Fitzhugh  sold 155 acres to John Bales for 160 pounds VA currency on 26 Sep 1797 in Bedford, VA.  He died between 1800 and 1810 in Logan, KY. 

 

My will is, that if my son Robert should return to this state he shall be paid one shilling out of my estate, my reason for which is that he at the commencement of the late war quit the business which I had allotted for his living, since which I have never heard of him therefore I leave him to the providence of a just and merciful God.

 

 

The following is from a 1955 letter from Mary Trowbridge Elkins (a descendant of Solomon Fitzhugh):

        "The first records we have of Robert was when he went to Bedford Co., Virginia on a small farm and his son Peter was born in Bedford Co., VA in 1760.  They paid taxes there from 1782-1797 and the record of Peter's, Robert , Jr., Hannah's marriages are there in Bedford Co. all before 1797.  I saw a copy of the marriage records.  The record shows also that they sold all this land they owned in Bedford Co. Sept. 26, 1797 about 155 acres.  Some of the family were in the revolution, but so far no one has taken the trouble to prove it.  Until now the family had not been traced.  One relative got in to the D.A.R. on the strength of Robert Jr., but she traced the family wrong and we are to prove that now.

         In the tax lists of 1799 the first Robert, Peter and Robert Jr. are given as living in Logan Co. KY.  After that only the names of Peter and Robert Jr. show on the tax lists.  Walter Lane did this research.  Robert Sr. must have died or gone back to Va. We know nothing more of him."

 

1787 Bedford Co. p. 194,  Per. Prop. Tax List A:  Robert, Sr. (1 horse, mare, colt, or mule and 3 cattle) not tithable. (Reasons for being exempt included: being a woman; being old and infirm---in which case one should be able to find in the county Order Books a law making him exempt; and an occupation of clergyman or professor.  Certain political jobs--from constable---at county level--to governor---at the state level--made one exempt.  White males between sixteen and twenty-one were subject to a county parish tithe, but not to the state poll tax.  Indians were exempt.  Persons living out of the county may be listed because they owned property in the county, but they themselves were exempt except in the county in which they resided.  Sometimes the tax commissioner notes the county or state in which out-of-county taxpayers lived.)

 

p. 211 Taxpayers  By Date Commissioner Received Their Lists. (The commissioner was required to note the day he visited each taxpayer.  This makes it possible to rearrange the lists and determine probable neighbors.)  Robert, Sr.--4/4----also Peter, Robert, Jr., and George Potter who married Robert, Sr.'s daughter, Hannah.

 

Cousin Jan Wolford of TX visited Logan Co., KY cemeteries in Sept. 1996 to locate Robert's grave--did not find it but found that of Robert's son, Robert in Terry Burying Ground.

 

(This line continues down through Solomon Fitzhugh.)

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According to Walter Guy Lane, first mention of Robert Fitzhugh is in the Bedford Country, Virginia, Deed Book, No.2 on page 198, dated May 24, 1763, when Richard Stith of Bedford on behalf of the executors of Richard Randolph deeded to Robert Fitzhugh of the same county 105 acres in Bedford County o the south side of Jones Fort of Otter River adjoining Yoatem, being part of the land conveyed by the executors of Richard Randolph, deceased, to the said Richard Stith by power of attorney, Nov. 7, 1761 and recorded in the General Court.  Recorded, Bedford, May 23, 1763.

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(I have found that WGL was mistaken about this.  The John F  who m. E. Harrison was born in 1729/30 and not the brother of Robert.)

As Bedford County was cut from Lunenberg County in 1754, it is possible that Robert Sr. was previously a resident of Lunenberg County.  His marriage license record to Margaret _________has not yet been found.  However, the marriage license of John Fitzhugh, an unrecorded son of Major John, was found in Lunenberg records.  On Jan. 31, 1760, he was married to Elizabeth Harrison.  So it is possible that some members of this branch of the family were identified with this county before it was divided.

(From WGL's manuscript _Fitzhugh, Dawson, and Logsdon Family Lineages:  Fitzhugh Narrative_

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WGL reported that "a recent search on Robert Jr.,'s burial lot has unearthed two stones with the initials R and M on them, which undoubtedly indicates Robert Sr., and his wife, Margaret."  This must have been in the 1940s or 1950s.

        [Stephen Gehman.FTW]

 

 

 

More About ROBERT FITZHUGH:

Date born 2: 1743, "Marmion", Stafford Co., VA

Died 2: Bet. 1800 - 1810, Logan Co., KY10

 

More About MARGARET BELL:

Died 2: Bet. 1800 - 1810, Logan Co., KY

 

More About ROBERT FITZHUGH and MARGARET BELL:

Marriage 1: 1757

Marriage 2: Abt. 175710

       

Children of ROBERT FITZHUGH and MARGARET BELL are:

24.              i.    HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, b. 20 Aug 1758, Rockingham, Bedford County, Virginia; d. 16 Feb 1851, Cooper County, Missouri.

                  ii.    PETER FITZHUGH, b. 28 May 1760, Bedford Co, VA; d. 08 Feb 1828, Logan Co, KY; m. NANCY DAWSON, 27 Jun 1785, Bedford Co, MO; b. Abt. 1762, Bedford Co, VA; d. Aft. 1831, Independence, MO.

 

Notes for PETER FITZHUGH:

Peter (son of Robert Fitzhugh)  was a participant in the Battle of Guilford Courthouse on 15 Mar 1781 in Guilford, NC.  Received a land grant of 78 3/4 acres, which was surveyed 15 Aug 1799.  The watercourse was listed as Little Whippoorwill and Big Spring Creek in Logan, KY.  He appeared on the census of 1810 in Logan, KY.  His headstone is inscribed "In memory of Peter Fitzhugh, who was born May 8th 1760, dec'd February (sic) 8th 1828".  The plot next to him has no stone.    Buried at Red River Meeting House Cemetery located 1 mile west of Schochoh, KY.  His will was probated 3 Mar 1828 in Logan County, KY, with his estate left to wife, Nancy Fitzhugh, and children: George, John, Mary Marty, Gabriel, Sollaman (sic).  Executor: Gabriel Fitzhugh. (This info from Sam Fitzhugh)  (From Charleen:  I have a photo of his headstone which Sam Fitzhugh took.   Not all Peter's children were mentioned in his will.)

 

1787 Census:  Bedford Co. Person Property Tax List A:  Lists Peter.

 

Peter Fitzhugh was a native of VA, moved to Logan Co., KY, where he was afterwards engaged in general farming until his death.  He served as a soldier in the war of 1812, enlisting with two of his brothers, both of whom were killed on the field of battle. (_Portrait and Biographical Record of Western OR_1904  p. 364 in a section about his grandson, Joseph S. Fitzhugh, son of Robert Fitzhugh of IL)

 

p. 24 of _Marriage Bonds of Bedford Co., VA 1755-1800_:  PETER FITZHUGH and NANCY DAWSON, June 27, 1785.  Robert Fitzhugh, surety.  Consent of John Dawson, father of Nancy.

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According to Walter Guy Lane, it is significant that Peter began selling his land in Bedford Co. in 1797.  Perhaps the fact that people were migrating westward to what is now Kentucky, but which before 1792 was considered a part of Virginia, prompted the Fitzhughs to plan on moving to a new frontier.  In January 1797, Peter and his wife, Nancy, sold to Bartlett Gaskins for 25 Pounds, 100 acres of Stony Fork of Otter River in Bedford Co being part of a survey of 248 acres granted to Peter by patent Aug. 20, 1794.  On August 28, 1797 Peter deeded to John Boise for 40 pounds a tract of 140 acres in Bedford Co. near the Peaks of Otter adjoining Bartlett Gaskins.

 

Then on Sept. 26, 1797 Robert Fitzhugh, Sr., and wife, Margaret, Peter Fitzhugh and wife, Nancy, Robert Fitzhugh, Jr. and wife, Anne, sold to John Boles for 60 pounds all these tracts of land at present in the possession of the said Fitzhughs, lying in Bedford County on the branches of Stony Creek and bounded by the lands of Robert Boles, Robert Rosebrook, Abraham Carnes, and the Heirs of Thomas Wood, deceased, containing about 155 acres.  (Note:  John Dawson's wife was Susan Wood, Daughter of John Wood.)

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According to WGL:  Peter's will is as follows:  To wife, Nancy, ample support out of estate during her life.  To son George improvements he made and one half of my claim in land containing 78 acres.  To son John the remaining half of said claim including his improvements.  To daughter Mary (Polly) Moultry 40 acres to pass through my farm parallel with the row of trees and on the upper end of my farm.  To Gabriel and Solomon balance of land, including house where I live, containing about 80 acres.  To wife Nancy all my personal goods.

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More About PETER FITZHUGH and NANCY DAWSON:

Marriage: 27 Jun 1785, Bedford Co, MO

 

                 iii.    ROBERT FITZHUGH, b. Aug 1762, Bedford Co, VA; d. Sep 1818, KY; m. ANNE EDGAR, 28 Jun 1783, Bedford Co, MO; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for ROBERT FITZHUGH:

1787 Bedford Co., Per. Prop. Tax List A:  Lists Robert, Jr.

 

DAR PATRIOT INDEX--CENTENNIAL  EDITION:

Fitzhugh:  Robert: b. 8- -1762 VA d. 9- -1818 KY m. Mary Edgar Lt VA

 

p.22 of _Marriage Bonds of Bedford Co., Virginia 1755-1800_:  ROBERT FITZHUGH and ANNE EDGAR, June 28, 1783.  Joseph Parrish, surety.  Consent of John Edgar, father of Anne.

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Robert is buried in Terry Cemetery of Beechland Rd, Hwy 1553 near Coon Range

Lake in Logan Co., KY

 

 

Notes for ANNE EDGAR:

DAR PATRIOT INDEX - CENTENNIAL EDITION 1990 lists her name as Mary Edgar

 

More About ROBERT FITZHUGH and ANNE EDGAR:

Marriage: 28 Jun 1783, Bedford Co, MO

 

                 iv.    SON FITZHUGH, b. 1764; d. Jul 1819.

                  v.    POLLY FITZHUGH, b. 1769, VA; d. Jul 1819, KY.

 

Notes for POLLY FITZHUGH:

Polly's tombstone states that she was born in 1779 instead of 1769 which seems

to be the correct date.  She is buried in Terry Cemetery, Logan Co., KY

 

 

Generation No. 19

 

23.  MARY LEE19 FITZHUGH (WILLIAM18, HENRY17, WILLIAM "EAGLES NEST"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born Abt. 1777, and died 1853.  She married GEORGE WASHINGTON PARKE CUSTIS 07 Jul 1804 in Fairfax, Mount Vernon, Virginia, son of JOHN CUSTIS and ELEANOR CALVERT.  He was born 30 Apr 1781 in Mt. Airy, Prince George County, Maryland, and died 10 Oct 1857 in Arlington Plantation, Arlington, Fairfax County, Virginia.

 

More About MARY LEE FITZHUGH:

Date born 2: 22 Apr 1788, Arlington, Westmorland, Virginia

Died 2: 23 Apr 1853, Virginia

Burial: Unknown, Section 13, Arlington National Cemetery, grid N-30

Record Change: 16 Mar 2000

 

Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON PARKE CUSTIS:

Grandson of Martha Washington adopted Grandson of George Washington.[lee2..FTW]

 

[Lee6..ged]

 

After the death of George's parents, he was adopted by George Washington.

 

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON PARKE CUSTIS:

Burial: Unknown, Section 13, Arlington National Cemetery, grid N-30

Note: Date of death varies. The date used on this family tree is taken from grave marker

 

More About GEORGE CUSTIS and MARY FITZHUGH:

Marriage: 07 Jul 1804, Fairfax, Mount Vernon, Virginia

       

Child of MARY FITZHUGH and GEORGE CUSTIS is:

25.              i.    MARY ANNA RANDOLPH20 CUSTIS, b. 01 Oct 1808, Arlington, Lexington County, Virginia; d. 05 Nov 1873, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia.

 

 

24.  HANNAH19 FITZHUGH (ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 20 Aug 1758 in Rockingham, Bedford County, Virginia, and died 16 Feb 1851 in Cooper County, Missouri.  She married GEORGE BHER POTTER 18 Mar 1813 in Bedford County, Virginia, son of JOHN POTTER and UNKNOWN.  He was born 1755 in London, England11, and died 17 Jan 1826 in Cooper Co., MO11.

 

Notes for HANNAH FITZHUGH:

[Potter2.FTW]

 

Please verify / prove information and notify contributor of corrections / errors.

Information amassed from various sources - family records, official publications &

documents, gedcom files from relatives, etc.

 

More About HANNAH FITZHUGH:

Date born 2: 20 Aug 1758, Rockingham, Bedford Co., VA12,13

Died 2: 16 Feb 1831, Cooper Co., MO14

 

Notes for GEORGE BHER POTTER:

From "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett Potter Family in America_ p. 282:

Two brothers, George and Thomas Potter, both of London, England came to America as British soldiers during the Revolutionary war.  Family tradition has it that they were both taken prisoner by the American Army and later served in the American Army and became American citizens, but we find nothing about them in the National Archives: however, the records are incomplete and it is possible that such tradition could be fact but we have no way of verifying it.

 

 George Potter was born in London, England in the year of 1755 and came to America during the Revolutionary War.  On June 6, 1782 he married Hannah Fitzhugh who was born August 20, 1758.  their marriage was not recorded until June 11, 1782.  The marriage record states, Signed with the consent of Robert Fitzhugh, signed Wm. Ewing, Bedford Co., VA.

 

George Potter died in Cooper County, 1/17/1826 and is buried in an old cemetery at Boonville, Missouri.  Hannah Potter died 2/16/1831 and is also buried in Cooper County, Missouri

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett

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Last Will of George Potter (This is a letter of testimony)

His wife gives testimony that sometime in the autumn of 1825, George Potter of the town of Boonville made and executed his last will and testament in writing which he sealed and signed his name in the presence of Justinian Williams, Joseph Armrod, and Richard Shackleford.

He requested all just debts and funeral expenses be paid.  After payment of these he devised that a division take place with the residue between his children John, Elizabeth, Samuel, William and Hannah, each one dollar....to his daughter Mary Adison ?? a certain bay mare which he had left in her care in the state of Kentucky.  And to Ruth Boyd, Harrison Boyd, Emily Boyd, and Serinda Boyd, the children of his daughter Frances Boyd, dec'd, they are to have one dollar divided among them at age 21 years.

He then devised all the real estate and personal property unto the petitioner (this would be his wife, Hannah) to have and hold the same during her life should she remain single and not remarry.  After her death all willed to wife to go to his son, Joseph Potter and heirs.

He appointed your petitioner (wife) as executor of this will on 17 January 1826....since his death the will has become lost or destroyed.

Signed Hanna Potter 24 July 1826

 

Witness Joseph Armrod, Peyton R. Hayden, and Justinian Williams and William Potter

 

Source:  Cooper County Missouri Probate Records 1818-1847 (by Carolyn M. Bartels)

 

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Notes from Bill Scroggin:

 

It is believed that George Potter was born in London, England in 1755 and came to America during the Revolutionary War, probably with his brother Thomas. The family rumor that abounds is that George and Thomas were taken prisoner by the American Army and later renounced their citizenship to England, and became American citizens. There is no record of this, but the story has been told so often in and out of the family, one can only guess at its truthfulness!

 

George married Hannah Fitzhugh June 6, 1782. She was the daughter of Robert Fitzhugh and Margaret Bell.

 

George and Hannah came to Missouri in 1807, with a family named Cole. It is believed that they came to Missouri on the advise of Daniel Boone. They settled in Cooper County around 1817, in what is now the Northeast corner of Main and Chestnut in downtown Boonville, MO.

 

George Potter died January 17, 1826, and Hannah Fitzhugh Potter died February 16, 1831. Both are buried in a private cemetery in Cooper County, MO.

 

Book published in the early 1970s by Paul Bennett and his wife Ada Dewitt Bennett. "Bennett-Dewitt and Related Families".  They placed it in lots of libraries. Sedalia, the State Hist. Soc. library at MU etc.  PP. 282-299 deal with the Potters.

 

The head of the line was George Potter. He came to America as a British soldier. Defected during the Rev. War. married Hannah Fitzhugh in Bedford Co., Va. Lived briefly in Ky and moved on to Cooper County early.  They had 7 children who grew up--John, Elizabeth, Samuel, Frances, Mary, William and Hannah.

 

Found in "Potter Profiles" vol.7, p.3-7 (dated March, 1986):

 

photocopies of pages 282-299 from "Bennett-DeWitt and Related Families" by Paul W. Bennett, 211 N. Main St., Vandalia, MO 63382.

 

Two brothers, George Potter and Thomas Potter, both of London, England came to America as British soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Family tradition has it that they were both taken prisoner by the American Army and later served in the American Army and became American citizens, but we find nothing about them in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.; however, the records are incomplete and it is possible that such tradition could be fact but we have no way of verifying it.

 

Notes for George Potter:

 

The _Potter Family in America_ book states that Hannah Fitzhugh and George Potter were married on 6 June 1782 but their marriage was not recorded until 11 June 1782.  The marriage record states, Signed with the consent of Robert Fitzhugh, signed Wm. Ewing, Bedford Co., VA.

 

George Potter was born in London, England in the year of 1755 and came to America during the Rev War.  On June 6, 1782 he married Hannah Fitzhugh who was born August 20, 1758.  Their marriage was not recorded until June 11, 1782.  The marriage record states, Signed with the consent of Robert Fitzhugh, signed Wm. Ewing, Bedford Co, Va.  To their marriage were born:

 

John Potter, born 5/19/1783, d 2/20/1864 m. 7/20 1820 to Martha (Patsey) Edgar.

Elizabeth Potter born 3/19/1785

Samuel Potter born 8/20/1787 md Cynthey Wells, Wednesday, Mar 15, 1809

Frances Potter born 12/5/1789

Mary Potter born 5/7/1793

Hannah Potter (deceased) born 6/1796 died 1797

William Potter born 9/27/1798 died 1845, md Nancy Dillard Thursday March 18, 1819

 

Hannah Potter born 5/30/1801 born in Kentucky died 6/20/1837 in Cooper Co., Mo. m 1st 4/24/1819 in Cooper Co., Mo to Isaac Newton Ewing, md 2nd 7/20/1820 Cooper Co., Mo book A-5

 

George Potter died in Cooper Co, Mo. 1/17/1826 and is buried in an old cemetery at Boonville, Mo.  Hannah Fitzhugh Potter died 2/16/1831 and is also buried in Cooper Co., Mo.

 

Source: Cooper County Missouri Probate Records 1818 - 1847 (by Carolyn M. Bartels)

 

More About GEORGE POTTER:

Burial: Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

 

 

       

 

 

More About GEORGE POTTER and HANNAH FITZHUGH:

Marriage 1: 18 Mar 1813, Bedford County, Virginia

Marriage 2: 11 Jun 1782, Bedford Co., VA15

       

Children of HANNAH FITZHUGH and GEORGE POTTER are:

26.              i.    JOHN N20 POTTER, b. 19 May 1783, Rockingham, Bedford County, Virginia; d. 20 Feb 1864, ?, Cooper County, Missouri.

                  ii.    ELIZABETH POTTER, b. 19 Mar 1785, Rockingham, Bedford County, Virginia; d. Unknown; m. AUSTEN BRYON, 30 Apr 1804, Missouri; d. Unknown.

 

More About AUSTEN BRYON and ELIZABETH POTTER:

Marriage: 30 Apr 1804, Missouri

 

                 iii.    SAMUEL POTTER, b. 20 Aug 1787, VA; d. Unknown; m. CYNTHIA WELLS, 15 Mar 1809, Missouri; d. Unknown.

 

More About SAMUEL POTTER and CYNTHIA WELLS:

Marriage: 15 Mar 1809, Missouri

 

                 iv.    FRANCES POTTER, b. 12 May 1789, VA; d. Bef. 1826; m. MATTHEW BOYD, 08 Oct 1810, Missouri; d. Unknown.

 

More About MATTHEW BOYD and FRANCES POTTER:

Marriage: 08 Oct 1810, Missouri

 

                  v.    MARY POTTER, b. 05 Jul 1793, VA; d. Unknown; m. JOHNATHAN ADISON, 05 Sep 1810, Missouri; d. Unknown.

 

More About MARY POTTER:

AKA (Facts Pg): Polly

 

More About JOHNATHAN ADISON and MARY POTTER:

Marriage: 05 Sep 1810, Missouri

 

                 vi.    HANNAH POTTER, b. 06 Jun 1796; d. 1797.

27.           vii.    WILLIAM POTTER, b. 27 Sep 1798, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 19 Aug 1845, Cooper County, Missouri.

28.          viii.    HANNAH POTTER, b. 20 May 1801, Kentucky; d. 20 Jun 1837, Cooper County, Missouri.

                  ix.    JOSEPH P. POTTER, b. 1803, KY; d. Unknown; m. ELIZABETH GUYER, 01 Sep 1825, ?, Cooper County, Missouri; b. 1808, St. Charles, MO; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for JOSEPH P. POTTER:

Notes from Claudia:   In 1850 Joseph left MO with one of his sons and went to CA.  In 1853 he returned to MO< sold his farm and moved his entire family to California.  All of his children were born in MO.

 

More About JOSEPH POTTER and ELIZABETH GUYER:

Marriage: 01 Sep 1825, ?, Cooper County, Missouri

 

 

Generation No. 20

 

25.  MARY ANNA RANDOLPH20 CUSTIS (MARY LEE19 FITZHUGH, WILLIAM18, HENRY17, WILLIAM "EAGLES NEST"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 01 Oct 1808 in Arlington, Lexington County, Virginia, and died 05 Nov 1873 in Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia.  She married GENERAL ROBERT EDWARD LEE 30 Jun 1831 in Arlington House, Lexington County,  Virginia, son of HENRY LEE and ANNE CARTER.  He was born 19 Jan 1807 in Stratford Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia, and died 12 Oct 1870 in W & L University, Lexington, Rockbridge, VA.

 

Notes for MARY ANNA RANDOLPH CUSTIS:

[Randolph.FTW]

 

Born at "Annefield," where her mother was visiting.[Washington.FTW]

 

[Lee.ged]

 

Born at "Annefield," where her mother was visiting.

 

More About MARY ANNA RANDOLPH CUSTIS:

Date born 2: 1808, "Annefield, " Clarke, VA

Died 2: 1873

Burial: Unknown, College Chapel

 

More About GENERAL ROBERT EDWARD LEE:

Burial: Unknown, W & L University, Lexington, Rockbridge, VA

 

More About ROBERT LEE and MARY CUSTIS:

Marriage 1: 30 Jun 1831, Arlington House, Lexington County,  Virginia

Marriage 2: 1831

       

Children of MARY CUSTIS and ROBERT LEE are:

                   i.    GEORGE WASHINGTON CUSTIS21 LEE, b. 15 Sep 1832, Fortress Monroe, Virginia; d. 18 Feb 1913, Ravenswood, Fairfax County, Virginia.

 

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON CUSTIS LEE:

Burial: Unknown, Lexington County, Virginia

 

                  ii.    MARY CUSTIS LEE, b. 12 Jul 1835; d. 1918.

29.            iii.    WILLIAM HENRY FITZHUGH LEE, b. 31 May 1837, Arlington, Fairfax County, Virginia; d. 15 Oct 1891, Ravensworth, Fairfax County, Virginia.

                 iv.    ANNIE CARTER LEE, b. 18 Jun 1839, Stratford Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia; d. 20 Oct 1862, White Sulphur Springs, Warren County, North Carolina.

                  v.    ELANOR AGNES LEE, b. 27 Feb 1841, Stratford Hall, Westmoreland County, Virginia; d. 1873.

30.            vi.    ROBERT EDWARD LEE, JR., b. 27 Oct 1843; d. 1914.

                vii.    MILDRED CHILDE LEE, b. 1846; d. 1905.

 

 

26.  JOHN N20 POTTER (HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 19 May 1783 in Rockingham, Bedford County, Virginia, and died 20 Feb 1864 in ?, Cooper County, Missouri.  He married MARTHA PATSY EDGAR 18 Mar 1813 in Christian Co., KY.  She was born 28 Jun 1795 in Logan Co, KY, and died 22 Sep 1872 in Clifton Cty, Cooper Co., MO.

 

Notes for JOHN N POTTER:

John Potter, eldest son of George Potter the immigrant, and Hannah Fitzhugh, was born in Rockingham County, Virginia, May 19, 1783 and died at Cooper County, Missouri February 20, 1864 and is buried in the Potter Cemetery in Cooper County.  His parents moved to Kentucky wher his sister, Hannah Potter was born May 30, 1801.  John Potter married Martha (Patsey) Edgar on March 18, 1813 who was born July 27, 1795 and died September 22, 1872 and is buried in the Potter Cemetery in Cooper County Missouri.

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett

 

More About JOHN POTTER and MARTHA EDGAR:

Marriage: 18 Mar 1813, Christian Co., KY

       

Children of JOHN POTTER and MARTHA EDGAR are:

31.              i.    MINERVA21 POTTER, b. 23 Dec 1813; d. 12 Apr 1895.

                  ii.    MARY POTTER, b. 08 Jan 1817; d. Unknown; m. JOHN BROWNFIELD, 10 Dec 1840, Cooper County, Missouri; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for MARY POTTER:

 

 

 

More About JOHN BROWNFIELD and MARY POTTER:

Marriage: 10 Dec 1840, Cooper County, Missouri

Marriage contract: B120

 

32.            iii.    WILLIAM POTTER, b. 28 Dec 1819, KY; d. 07 May 1870, Cooper County, Missouri.

                 iv.    JANE POTTER, b. 23 Sep 1821; d. Unknown.

                  v.    SAMUEL I POTTER, b. 06 Sep 1823; d. Unknown.

33.            vi.    ABRAHAM POTTER, b. 12 Nov 1825; d. 25 Nov 1924.

34.           vii.    THOMAS PINDAR POTTER, b. 01 Jan 1828; d. 09 Aug 1917.

35.          viii.    PERMELIA ANN POTTER, b. 06 Aug 1830, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 20 Dec 1915.

36.             ix.    LARKIN DEWITT POTTER, b. 23 Jan 1833; d. Unknown.

37.              x.    MARTHA ANGUS POTTER, b. 25 Oct 1834; d. Unknown.

                  xi.    DOLPHUS P POTTER, b. 13 Dec 1837; d. 07 Sep 1838.

38.            xii.    GEORGE P POTTER, b. 1816; d. 03 Nov 1883, Blackwater, Cooper Co., Missouri.

 

 

27.  WILLIAM20 POTTER (HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 27 Sep 1798 in Cooper County, Missouri, and died 19 Aug 1845 in Cooper County, Missouri.  He married NANCY DILLARD 18 Mar 1819 in Cooper County, Missouri.  She was born 01 Dec 1802 in Wayne County, Kentucky, and died 14 Dec 1898 in Cooper County, Missouri.

 

Notes for WILLIAM POTTER:

Last Will of William Potter

Executor to sell what of property is necessary to pay debts.  In as much as real and personal estate is small and many of my children are still minors and having the utmost confidence in the fidelity, integrity, prudence and discretion of my wife Nancy Potter and that so long as my minor children shall be and remain prudent and obedient to the rule and government of my wife, their mother...she will carry on and manage the affairs and the business of the family....wife to have all of estate of every kind....wife to educate the children in a good country school, they to be educated as the older children...children while minors to remain with their mother.  Sons James D. Potter and Abraham Potter and Sarah Ann Potter all of whom are to have upon marriage property valued at $100.00.

Abraham has since died and left a widow with children yet unborn, the widow of Abraham is not to have any part of the estate whether begotten by Abraham or born of her body he already has received a portion of the estate.

Wife Nancy with the minor children, Joseph A. Potter, Mary Potter, Jauor Ellen Potter, William S. Potter, Elizabeth Potter, John Potter, Stephen Cole Potter and Thomas Potter property valued at $100.00 at their marriage or as soon as convenient.

Executor: wife Nancy Potter

Signed 26 July 1844

Witnesses:  H. L. Pope, Ferry Rockwell, and P.R. Hayden

Probate: 19 August 1845

 

Source:  Cooper County Missouri Probate Records 1818-1847 (by Carolyn M. Bartells)

 

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History of Cooper County Missouri by W. F. Johnson, Pages 600 - 650

 

William Potter operated a ferry boat and was one of the first to operate a ferry boat at Boonville. His boat was run by horsepower. That was in the days when the Indians were here. The Potters came to Missouri with the Coles and the Stephens in 1807, among the first settlers of Missouri. The mother of Nancy (Dillard) Potter was a member of the Cole family. William Potter and Mrs. Potter are both deceased, and he is buried in Hail Ridge cemetery, and she is buried in the cemetery at Boonville.

 

Last Will of William Potter

Executor to sell what of property is necessary to pay debts.  In as much as real and personal estate is small and many of my children are still minors and having the utmost confidence in the fidelity, integrity, prudence and discretion of my wife Nancy Potter and that so long as my minor children shall be and remain prudent and obedient to the rule and government of my wife, their mother..she will carry on and manage the affairs and the business of the family..wife to have all of estate of every kind.

..wife to educate the children in a good country school, they to be educated as the older children..children while minors to remain with their mother.

Sons James D. Potter and Abraham Potter and Sarah Ann Potter all of whom are to have upon marriage property valued at $100.00.

Abraham has since died and left a widow with children yet unborn, the widow of Abraham is not to have any part of the estate whether begotten by Abraham or born of her body..he already has received a portion of the estate.

Wife Nancy when the minor children; Joseph A. Potter, Mary Potter, Major Ellen Potter, William S. Potter, Elizabeth Potter, John Potter, Stephen Cole Potter and Thomas Potter property valued at $100.00 at their marriage or as soon as convenient.

Executor: wife Nancy Potter

Signed: 26 July 1844

Witnesses: H.L. Pope, Ferry Rockwell, and P.R. Hayden

Probate: 19 August 1845

 

Source: Cooper County Missouri Probate Records 1818 - 1847 (by Carolyn M. Bartels)

 

 

 

 

 

More About WILLIAM POTTER:

Burial: Unknown, Hail Ridge Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

Notes for NANCY DILLARD:

1850 United States census, Cooper County, Missouri

 

Potter, Thomas, age 25, Farmer, born Missouri

Potter, Catharine, age 19, born Missouri

Potter, Nancy, age 48, born Kentucky

Potter, William, age 14, born Missouri

Potter, Betsey, age 11, born Missouri

 

From a Boonville newspaper -

Died at the Age of 96

Mrs. Nancy Potter, one of the oldest residents of this county, died at her home Wednesday, December 14, 1898 after a tedious and patient suffering from a broken limb, which she received some time ago, aged 96 years and 14 days.  Mrs. Potter was born in Wayne County, Ky., December 1, 1802.  Deceased leaves two sons and two daughters and several other near relatives to mourn her death.  The funeral services were held in the Hale Ridge school house at 2 o'clock p. m., Friday, Dec. 16, 1898, and interment was made in the Hale Ridge cemetery, followed by a large concourse of people.  May she rest in peace, is the wish of us all.

 

Thomas Robertson was administrator for Nancy Potter's estate, but he was sued by T. V. Sampson, Andy Robinson and wife, Elizabeth Robertson, and Mary Robertson for withholding the personal property in her estate.  Order issued on 23 Sept 1899

for court to be held on 27 September 1899.

 

More About NANCY DILLARD:

Burial: Unknown, Walnut Grove Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About WILLIAM POTTER and NANCY DILLARD:

Marriage: 18 Mar 1819, Cooper County, Missouri

       

Children of WILLIAM POTTER and NANCY DILLARD are:

39.              i.    JAMES DILLARD21 POTTER, b. 1820; d. Unknown.

40.             ii.    ABRAHAM POTTER, b. 1822; d. 1844.

41.            iii.    THOMAS POTTER, b. 10 Aug 1826; d. 01 Nov 1883, Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri.

42.            iv.    SARAH ANN POTTER, b. 1828; d. Unknown.

43.             v.    JOSEPH POTTER, b. 1830, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 27 Jan 1899, Cooper County, Missouri.

44.            vi.    MARY POTTER, b. 13 Feb 1832, Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 07 Jan 1912, Cooper County, Missouri.

                vii.    ELLEN POTTER, b. 1834; d. Unknown.

45.          viii.    WILLIAM S POTTER, b. 16 Sep 1836; d. 20 Mar 1913, Cooper County, Missouri.

                  ix.    ELIZABETH POTTER, b. 1839; d. Unknown; m. THOMAS B ROBERTSON, 08 May 1856; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for THOMAS B ROBERTSON:

History of Howard and Cooper Counties, Missouri, 1883

 

THOMAS B. ROBERTSON, farmer. In 1797 Mr. Robertson's father, Captain Andrew Robertson, came with his parents to this state, who immigrated from Louisville, Kentucky, that year, and settled at New Madrid on the Mississippi river. In the fall of 1816, they came on further west and settled in Boonville township this county. Here Andrew Robertson, having been born in Kentucky, January 1st, 1794, grew up to manhood and married Miss Catherine Sherley, who came with her parents from Kentucky in 1826. They reared a family of six children, Charles S., Andrew J., Thomas B., Cyrus J., Alvira M. and Susan F.  Captain Robertson became a wealthy farmer and died July 9, 1861, leaving an estate of over 1,500 acres of land besides personal property. His wife preceded him in death about fifteen years, dying December 15, 1847. Thomas B., the subject of this sketch, was born September 18, 1834. Farming has constituted his life occupation and he has an excellent farm of over 300 acres, on which he grows grain and raises stock in considerable quantities. He is a good farmer and a worthy and well respected citizen. May 8, 1856, be was married to. Miss Bettie Potter, of this country, who still comforts and brightens

his domestic life.

 

 

More About THOMAS ROBERTSON and ELIZABETH POTTER:

Marriage: 08 May 1856

 

                   x.    JOHN POTTER, b. 1839; d. Unknown.

                  xi.    STEPHEN COLE POTTER, b. 29 Jun 1842; d. 05 Apr 1845.

 

More About STEPHEN COLE POTTER:

Burial: Unknown, Hail Ridge Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

 

28.  HANNAH20 POTTER (HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 20 May 1801 in Kentucky, and died 20 Jun 1837 in Cooper County, Missouri.  She married (1) ISAAC NEWTON EWING 14 Apr 1818 in Cooper County, Missouri.  He died Bef. 1820 in Cooper County, Missouri.  She married (2) LARKIN DEWITT 20 Jul 1820 in Booneville, Cooper County, Missouri, son of BENJAMIN DEWITT and MOLLY LARKIN.  He was born 05 Sep 1794 in Near Salisbury,Herkimer Co.,New York, and died 03 Sep 1873 in Cooper County, Missouri.

 

More About HANNAH POTTER:

Date born 2: 20 May 1801, Logan Co., KY16

Died 2: 20 Jun 1837, Cooper Co., MO16

Burial 1: Unknown, Potter DeWitt Cemetary

Burial 2: Potter Dewitt Cemetery

 

More About ISAAC EWING and HANNAH POTTER:

Marriage: 14 Apr 1818, Cooper County, Missouri

 

Notes for LARKIN DEWITT:

Larkin DeWitt served in the war of 1812 and was released from the army in St. Louis, MO. (Gary Farley)

 

War of 1812 Pensions

(from National Archives files in Washington DC)

Pensions for War of 1812 established in 1836

DeWitt, Larkin - Capt. Ramsey's Co. Regt. from 18 Sep 1812 to 17 Sep 1817 - 1871 - in Cooper Co. Missouri md. Priscilla Casteel 12 Jul 1840 - Cooper Co. Missouri (she died 19 May 1887) Larkin died 3 Sep 1873 - Pettis Co. Missouri

 

 

Larkin DeWitt, son of Benjamin DeWitt, the immigrant, was botn in the colony of New York, September 5, 1794, and was left an orphan at 8 years of age.  During the War of 1812 he enlisted at Sacckett's Harbor, New York, September 18, 1812, for a term of 5 years and served as a private, U.S. Rifles, Captain William Smith's Company and was discharged September 17 or 18, 1817, at Bell Fontaine, Missouri, by reason of expiration of Service.  (National Archives, Washington, D.C.)  Larkin DeWitt served under Colonel Forsyth at the battle of the Thames in which battle the Indian Chief Tecumseh, who was fighting fro the British slipped up and killed Colonel Forsyth by lying in wait and catching him between Canada and the Tavern.  In the Battle of the Thames, Chief Tecumseh was mortally wounded.  Larkin DeWitt was the first man to the Chief and was preparing to scalp him when Tecumseh said, "Young man, please don't scalp me".  Larkin DeWitt then took Tecumseh's sword, pistol, and watch to Tecumseh's widow and gave the sword and pistol to his commanding officer.

 

Once while on guard duty during the War of 1812, Larkin DeWitt was looking toward a wheat field and noticed a sprout growing in the wheat.  He turned his head and when looked again the sprout had moved.  Knowing Indian customs, this attracted his attention and he watched the sprout and an Indian jumped out and fell dead.  The sprout was a signal to the rest of the Indians who were approaching.

 

After the expiration of his term of service and discharge at belle Fontaine, Missouri, Larkin DeWitt made his way up the Missour River to Boonville and took charge of a farm in Cooper County as an overseer in 1820.  After working there for awhile he married Hannah Potter (Ewing) a widow on July 20, 1820.

 

Larkin DeWitt went to Green County, Missouri, and settled on the Little Sac about 1832. John Ross, William Ross and R. Ross went with him and werer early settlers in Campbell Township, which comprised teh greater portion of Green County.  He later returned to Cooper County where he lived the remainder of his life and died there September 3, 1873 and is buried in the Potter Cemetery in Cooper County not far from Clifton City, Missouri.

 

One time when Larkin DeWitt was walking along the main street in Boonville, Missouri he saw a man approaching who was his sworn enemy.  he saw that this man was armed and as he was unarmed himself and knowing that the man would attempt to kill him, he stepped into a store and borrowed a horse pistol and went out to meethim.  When they were within firing range the other man attempted to draw and Larkin DeWitt being the faster drew and fired, shooting the pistol out of the other man's hand and breaking his hip.  This ended the feud.

 

The first settlers of Franklin Townshipo like those of other parts of Green County had to go to St. Louis and Boonville for their supplies.  Sometimes the journey was made with Ox teams andd the trip occupied a month.  Sometime in 1831, James K Alsop, Samuel Scroggis, and Daniel Johnson settled on the Little Sac, and were followed in 1832 by John Headlee and two brothers-in law, Benjamin Johnson and James Dryden.

 

In the same year came Thomas P. Whitlock, the father of W.P. Whitlock.  he arrived in June, from Harkeman County, Tennessee, and settline in what is now Franklin Township, in the north part of the county.  He brought with him a wife and son.  Zachariah Simms, Benjamin Johnson, Henry Morrison, David and John Roper, Drury Upshaw, and Larkin DeWitt, all settled about the same time in that part of the country.

 

Larkin DeWitt, John Ross, William Ross, and R. Ross were early settlers of the section of the country now comprising the great portion of Green County-then called Campbell Township.

 

 

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett.

 

According to records on Pettis County, Missouri Larkin was only a second generation in United States and was of Dutch descent, however, family has been traced back to early 1600's in United States originating in France and that Larkin's father Benjamin changed name from Witt to DeWitt.  Per our family Nancy DeWitt granddaughter of Larkin was Indian.  Her children were born on the reservation and went to Indian schools.   Per the National Archives in Washington (as stated in the Bennett-DeWitt Family book by Paul Bennett) it stated in the Civil War Military records for Larkin's sons Ezra and Martin that they had Black eyes and Black hair and dark complexion.  Martin was 5'6" and Ezra was 5'5". Most of Larkin's children married into Anglo families.  I feel that the Jennings family and the Copeland family were indian.  This caused the families to move into Oklahoma onto the reservations. 

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Cemetery:

Dewitt: Larkin. d. Sept. 3, 1873, aged 74 yrs, 11 ms, 28 ds. Husband of Priscilla (Casteel) DeWitt; Soldier of "War of 1812."

 

 

More About LARKIN DEWITT:

Burial: Unknown, Potter DeWitt Cemetary

 

More About LARKIN DEWITT and HANNAH POTTER:

Marriage: 20 Jul 1820, Booneville, Cooper County, Missouri

Marriage license: Record #A-5

       

Child of HANNAH POTTER and ISAAC EWING is:

                   i.    ISAAC NEWTON21 EWING, b. 08 Jul 1819; d. Unknown.

 

       

Children of HANNAH POTTER and LARKIN DEWITT are:

                  ii.    MARTHA21 DEWITT, d. Unknown, as infant.

46.            iii.    MARY ELLEN DEWITT, b. 17 Oct 1821, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 19 Jan 1891, Cooper County, Missouri.

47.            iv.    THOMAS P. DEWITT, b. 27 Feb 1823, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 24 Aug 1898, Cooper County, Missouri.

48.             v.    ISAIAH DEWITT, b. 05 Aug 1825; d. 15 Apr 1891.

49.            vi.    HANNAH DEWITT, b. 27 Feb 1827, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 21 Nov 1907.

50.           vii.    JANE DEWITT, b. 09 Mar 1829; d. 07 Oct 1877.

51.          viii.    BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DEWITT, b. 02 Oct 1830, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 31 Jul 1917.

52.             ix.    JOHN PINDAR DEWITT, b. 12 Jan 1833, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 08 Apr 1917, Noble, Cleveland County, Oklahoma.

53.              x.    GEORGE LAFAYETTE DEWITT, b. 22 Jan 1835; d. Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 21

 

29.  WILLIAM HENRY FITZHUGH21 LEE (MARY ANNA RANDOLPH20 CUSTIS, MARY LEE19 FITZHUGH, WILLIAM18, HENRY17, WILLIAM "EAGLES NEST"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 31 May 1837 in Arlington, Fairfax County, Virginia, and died 15 Oct 1891 in Ravensworth, Fairfax County, Virginia.  He married (1) CHARLOTTE WICKHAM 1859.  She died Unknown.  He married (2) MARY TABB BOLLING 28 Nov 1867 in Dinwiddie, Petersburg, Virginia.  She died Unknown.

 

More About WILLIAM LEE and CHARLOTTE WICKHAM:

Marriage: 1859

 

More About WILLIAM LEE and MARY BOLLING:

Marriage: 28 Nov 1867, Dinwiddie, Petersburg, Virginia

       

Children of WILLIAM LEE and CHARLOTTE WICKHAM are:

                   i.    UNKNOWN22 LEE, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    ROBERT EDWARD LEE, b. 11 Feb 1869, Petersburg, Virginia; d. Aft. 1912, Ravensworth, Fairfax County, Virginia.

 

       

Child of WILLIAM LEE and MARY BOLLING is:

                 iii.    GEORGE BOLLING22 LEE, b. 30 Aug 1872, Lexington County, Virginia; d. Aft. 1912, Fairfax County, Virginia.

 

 

30.  ROBERT EDWARD21 LEE, JR. (MARY ANNA RANDOLPH20 CUSTIS, MARY LEE19 FITZHUGH, WILLIAM18, HENRY17, WILLIAM "EAGLES NEST"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 27 Oct 1843, and died 1914.  He married (1) CHARLOTTE TAYLOR HAXALL 16 Nov 1861.  She was born 23 Oct 1848, and died 22 Sep 1872.  He married (2) JULIET CARTER 08 Mar 1894 in Washington, D. C..  She died Unknown.

 

More About ROBERT LEE and CHARLOTTE HAXALL:

Marriage: 16 Nov 1861

 

More About ROBERT LEE and JULIET CARTER:

Marriage: 08 Mar 1894, Washington, D. C.

       

Children of ROBERT LEE and JULIET CARTER are:

                   i.    MARY CUSTIS22 LEE, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    ANNE CARTER LEE, b. 21 Jul 1897; d. Unknown.

 

 

31.  MINERVA21 POTTER (JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 23 Dec 1813, and died 12 Apr 1895.  She married ROBERT ROSS 15 Apr 1833 in Cooper County, Missouri.  He died Unknown.

 

Notes for MINERVA POTTER:

Minerva Potter, daughter of John Potter adn Martha Edga was born December 23, 1813.  On April 15, 1833 she married Robert Ross.

 

Minerva Potter Ross died testate, at Pettis County, Missouri, April 12, 1895 leaving a last will and testament dated June 12, 1890 whic is recorded in Book 96 on Page 204 of the will records of Pettis County, Missouri.  Also, see Probate Records of Pettis County 2586.  Thomas P Potter was the Executor of her estate.  At the time of her death she left the surviving spouse and was the owner of, "the South Half of the Southeast Quarter of the Sout Range Twenty, Containing Twenty acres, mor or less, situated in teh County of Pettis and State of Missouri".  By the terms of her last Will and Testament she devised all of her real estate of whater kind and wheresoever situated to her beloved chiled Mary E Ross for her long and continuous and unvarying care and kindness in her old age..  Final distribution was made of her estate May 10, 1897.

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett

 

More About ROBERT ROSS and MINERVA POTTER:

Marriage: 15 Apr 1833, Cooper County, Missouri

Marriage contract: A-150

       

Children of MINERVA POTTER and ROBERT ROSS are:

                   i.    DAVID MARION22 ROSS, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    ANDREW JACKSON ROSS, d. Unknown; m. ELIZABETH J. WHEELER, 27 Aug 1868, Pettis County, Missouri; d. Unknown.

 

More About ANDREW ROSS and ELIZABETH WHEELER:

Marriage: 27 Aug 1868, Pettis County, Missouri

Marriage contract: C-67

 

54.            iii.    GEORGE WASHINGTON ROSS, b. 27 Jul 1837; d. 01 Aug 1914.

                 iv.    ELIZABETH JANE ROSS, b. 28 Feb 1849; d. 26 May 1913.

                  v.    MARY E. ROSS, d. Unknown.

 

Notes for MARY E. ROSS:

Never married resided with her mother in Pettis County, Missouri until her mother's death 4/12/1895

 

 

                 vi.    WILLIAM JOHN ROSS, d. Unknown; m. MATILDA ??; d. Unknown.

                vii.    MARTHA J ROSS, d. Unknown; m. CHARLES E THOMAS, 25 Jul 1865, Pettis County, Missouri; d. Unknown.

 

More About CHARLES THOMAS and MARTHA ROSS:

Marriage: 25 Jul 1865, Pettis County, Missouri

Marriage contract: B-214

 

 

32.  WILLIAM21 POTTER (JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 28 Dec 1819 in KY, and died 07 May 1870 in Cooper County, Missouri.  He married HANNAH DEWITT 14 May 1843 in Cooper County, Missouri, daughter of LARKIN DEWITT and HANNAH POTTER.  She was born 27 Feb 1827 in Cooper County, Missouri, and died 21 Nov 1907.

 

Notes for WILLIAM POTTER:

William Potter son of John Potter and Martha Patsey was born on a farm in Cooper County, Missouri December 28, 1819 and died in Cooper County, Missouri, May 7, 1870. On May 14, 1843 he married Hannah DeWitt daughter of Larkin Dewitt and Hannah Potter.  William and his wife Hannah are both buried in the Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri.

 

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett

 

More About WILLIAM POTTER and HANNAH DEWITT:

Marriage: 14 May 1843, Cooper County, Missouri

Marriage contract: B-157

       

Children of WILLIAM POTTER and HANNAH DEWITT are:

55.              i.    GEORGE W22 POTTER, b. 01 Jul 1844; d. 01 Aug 1928.

56.             ii.    ALEXANDER C POTTER, d. Unknown.

                 iii.    MARY ANN POTTER, b. 01 Feb 1847; d. 01 Jul 1931; m. WILLIS NORMAN PHILLIPS, 28 Apr 1868, Cooper County, Missouri; b. 11 Jan 1846; d. 01 Feb 1913.

 

More About WILLIS PHILLIPS and MARY POTTER:

Marriage: 28 Apr 1868, Cooper County, Missouri

 

57.            iv.    JOHN POTTER, d. Unknown.

58.             v.    WILLIAM POTTER, d. Unknown.

59.            vi.    MARTHA E POTTER, b. 08 Oct 1855; d. 18 Jun 1891.

60.           vii.    JOSEPH A POTTER, d. Unknown.

61.          viii.    DR. NELSON POTTER, d. Unknown.

                  ix.    LEVI POTTER, b. 21 Feb 1861; d. 01 Aug 1872.

 

More About LEVI POTTER:

Died 2: Accidentally shot and killed by brother.

 

62.              x.    REVERAND THOMAS POTTER, d. Unknown.

                  xi.    DR. JAMES POTTER, d. Unknown; m. (1) SULA SEAL; d. Unknown; m. (2) MAE ??; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for DR. JAMES POTTER:

Practiced medicine and surgery in St. Louis, Missouri

 

 

33.  ABRAHAM21 POTTER (JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 12 Nov 1825, and died 25 Nov 1924.  He married SALLIE ELIZABETH ERWIN 06 Dec 1866 in Pettis County, Missouri.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for ABRAHAM POTTER:

Abraham Potter, son of John Potter adn Martha (Patsey) Edgar, was born on a farm in Cooper County, Missouri, November 12, 1825 and died on a farm near Clifton City, in Cooper County, Missouri, November 25, 1924.  He went to California in the gold Rush of 1849 with his brother Thomas Pindar Potter and Benjamin Franklin DeWitt, Thomas P. DeWitt, and John P. DeWitt.  After his return from teh gold Fields he settled on a farm in Cooper County, Missouri on the East side of the County line between Cooper and Pettis Counties and acquired a large acreage.  On  December 6, 1866 he married Sarah Elizabeth Erwin. 

 

Abraham and his wife Sarah Elizabeth are both buried in Providence Cemetery, in Pettis County, Missouri

 

 

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More About ABRAHAM POTTER:

Burial: Unknown, Providence Cemetery, Pettis County, Missouri

 

More About SALLIE ELIZABETH ERWIN:

Burial: Unknown, Providence Cemetery, Pettis County, Missouri

 

More About ABRAHAM POTTER and SALLIE ERWIN:

Marriage: 06 Dec 1866, Pettis County, Missouri

Marriage contract: C-30

       

Children of ABRAHAM POTTER and SALLIE ERWIN are:

                   i.    LAURA LOVE22 POTTER, b. 09 Oct 1867; d. Unknown; m. J. W. NEAL; b. Sedalia, Missouri; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    ELLA B POTTER, b. 22 Feb 1869; d. 22 Mar 1954.

                 iii.    GRANVILLE POTTER, b. 02 Dec 1870; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    JOHN J POTTER, b. 26 Nov 1872; d. Unknown; m. JENNIE PHILLIPS; d. Unknown.

                  v.    CLAYTON POTTER, b. 10 Jan 1874; d. 20 Jul 1876.

                 vi.    FLORA POTTER, b. 31 Jan 1877; d. Unknown; m. A. M. HARLAN, 04 Mar 1896, Pettis County, Missouri; b. Sedalia, Missouri; d. Unknown.

 

More About A. HARLAN and FLORA POTTER:

Marriage: 04 Mar 1896, Pettis County, Missouri

Marriage contract: H-637

 

                vii.    EVA POTTER, b. 17 Dec 1879; d. Unknown; m. F. B. RICHARDS; d. Unknown.

               viii.    HETTIE ANN POTTER, b. 02 Sep 1881; d. 1934.

                  ix.    ETHEL POTTER, b. 04 Nov 1883; d. Unknown; m. FRANK B GRIFFIN; d. Unknown.

                   x.    BROOKIE POTTER, d. Unknown; m. T. A. HUFFINE; b. Napton, Missouri; d. Unknown.

 

 

34.  THOMAS PINDAR21 POTTER (JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 01 Jan 1828, and died 09 Aug 1917.  He married LUCIE M WEARE 19 Jul 1868 in Pettis County, Missouri.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for THOMAS PINDAR POTTER:

Thomas Pindar Potter, son of John Potter and Martha Edgar, his wife, was born on a farm in Cooper Counnty, Missouri, January 1, 1928, and died on the farm in Pettis County, Missouri, August 9, 1917.  He went to California in the Gold Rush of 1849, with his brother Abraham Potter and his cousins Benjamin Franklin DeWitt, Thomas P. DeWitt, and John P. DeWitt, and upon his return fromt eh gold fields settled on a farm on the Pettis County side of the line between Pettis and Cooper Counties and acquired a considerable acreage.  he married Lucy M Weare, July 19, 1868. 

 

Thomas Pindar Potter and his wife Lucy are both buried in Providence Cemetery, in Pettis County, Missouri.

 

Thomas P. Potter - Farmer, post office, Clifton City. The subject of this sketch is one of Missouri's most noble sons, and was born January 1 ,1828, in Cooper county.  He father was one of hte firsst settlers of this part of the country.  John Potter, father of our subject, was born 1783, in Bedford Counnty Virginia and when quite small emigrated to Kentucky.  He was married in 1811 to Miss Edgar, a native of Kentucky and this union was blessed with eleven childres: L.R., George, Mary, William, Jane, Samuel, Thomas P, Penola A, Martha A, Larkin D, Dolly P.  His father came to Pettis County, and located on the line of Pettis and Cooper Counties in 1822, and was among the first settlers.  He died in 1864 and the mother in 1864.  The subject of this sketch went to California in about the year of 1850 and remained there a few years then returned to Pettis County, and was married in 1869 to Miss Lucie M Weare.  this union was blessed with three children Mary, Rober A, and James M.  Whn our country was involved in war, he offered his services and was Captain of the home militia, and also for a short time int eh State service.  He began business for himself with quite limited capital, but through his good management, he now owns a fine farm of 569 acres of good land.  He is consisten member of the Baptist Church and among its liberal contributors and supporters. 

 

History of Pettis County, Missouri (1882) page 961

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett

 

More About THOMAS PINDAR POTTER:

Burial: Unknown, Providence Cemetery, Pettis County, Missouri

 

More About LUCIE M WEARE:

Burial: Unknown, Providence Cemetery, Pettis County, Missouri

 

More About THOMAS POTTER and LUCIE WEARE:

Marriage: 19 Jul 1868, Pettis County, Missouri

Marriage contract: C-64

       

Children of THOMAS POTTER and LUCIE WEARE are:

                   i.    ROBERT22 POTTER, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    MARY POTTER, d. Unknown.

                 iii.    JAMES POTTER, d. Unknown.

 

 

35.  PERMELIA ANN21 POTTER (JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 06 Aug 1830 in Cooper County, Missouri, and died 20 Dec 1915.  She married BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DEWITT 13 Mar 1856 in Cooper County, Missouri, son of LARKIN DEWITT and HANNAH POTTER.  He was born 02 Oct 1830 in Cooper County, Missouri, and died 31 Jul 1917.

 

Notes for PERMELIA ANN POTTER:

Permelia Ann Potter, daughter of John Potter and Martha Edgar, was born on a farm in Cooper County, Missouri, August 6, 1830, and died in Pettis County, Missouri, December 20, 1915.  On March 13, 1856 she married Benjamin Franklin DeWitt son of Larkin DeWitt and Hannah Potter.

 

Permelia Ann and her husband Benjamin Franklin DeWitt are buried in the Potter Cemetery in Cooper County, Missouri.

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett

 

Notes for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DEWITT:

Benjamin Franklin DeWitt, was born on a farm in Cooper County, Missouri, October 2, 1830.  In 1849 whenhe was 19 years of age, he and his two brothers, Thomas P. DeWitt and John P. DeWitt (my ancestor) together with Abraham Potter and Thomas Pindar Potter left Cooper county on foot headed fo California and the gold fields.  He had only $2.50 in money, his rifle, and some ammunition when he left home.  They left in the spring of 1849 and walked barefoot, carrying their boots so that they would have them to wear in the mountains.  The first day they walked to William Potter's place near Warrensburg where they spent the night and the next morning left for Independence, Missouri, where their trail crosed the Santa Fe Trail.  Here they separated and Thomas P DeWitt and John P DeWitt took the Santa Fe Trail.  Benjamin with Abraham and Thomas Pindar Potter took the overland or Oregon Trail and tramped up the trail to Tecumseh Nebraska and followed the North Platte River to Fort Laramie, Nebraska which is now in Wyoming.  On the way, Thomas pindar Potter took sick with the cholera.  They had to camp a few days' however, they could not wait long and they decidedone night that if he wasn't better by morning they would leave him some water and provisions and go on.  By morning he was much better and accompanied them on to California and returned home with them.  On their way they saw grizzly bears in the mountains but as they were inexperieced and knew that they were very hard to kill, they did not shoot at them.  At Fort Laramie, Wyoming, which was then Nebraska they spent the winter of 1849-1850.  In the spring they resumed their journey by way of the Overland Trail.  Once while riding a mule through the mountains at night, he heard an Indian warwhoop up a canon which was answered by an Indian from down in the canyon.  Fearing the mule might bray and give awy his location, he got off the mule and knocked him in the head and proceeded on foot.  At Fort Laramie he hired to the Government and drove 6 oxen and hauled a wagon loaded with barrels of whiskey to San Francisco.  He crossed the great salt desert on foot and paid $0.50  a pint for water to drink from a man who was taking water out on the desert and selling it to those who were crossing.  On the trip to California after they had joined the wagon train at Fort Laramie, one fellow boasted that he was going to kill the first Indian that he saw.  They tried to persuade him not to start any trouble unless they were attacked, but he would not listen to them.  The first Indian that he saw was a squaw and in spite of their warnings, the man killed the squaw.  That evening the Indians surrounded their camp and demanded they turn over to them the man who had killed th esquaw and they would not harm the rest of them.  In order to prevent a fight, they trned the man over to the Indians who took him a short distance aside and in full view of those in camp they skinned him alive with their skinning knives and the man soon died.  After many hardships Benjamin Franklin DeWitt and the Potter boys reached California and set up their mining camp at Rough and Ready where they mined gold until they left for home in 1855.  while at their mining camp toward the end of their stay a couple of strangers set up camp near by and pretended to be prospecting for gold.  However, these stranger seemed more interested in watching what he an dthe Potter boys were doing than in their own mingin operations.  The strangers kept coming over to see what he and the Potter boys were doing, so one day after they had prepared buckskin bags for their gold and after sacking and hiding their gold and getting everything in readiness for their departure they went to town pretending to be restocking for another 6 week stay.  The strangers followed them to town and came into the store where he and the potter boys were trading.  In their presence he and the Potter boys purchased another 6 week supply of provisions and said "when we eat these up we are going where the women do the cooking as we are tired of batching". They returned to their camp and store their provisions in their shack as though they were going to stay a while longer and that night they loaded their gold and slipped away and headed for San Francisco.  They carried the buckskin bags of gold under their arms suspended by straps over their shoulders with a loose out coat or duster concealing the bags.  The next day about the middle of the afternoon the strangers overtook them on their way to San Francisco and attempted to rob them of their gold, but he and the Potter boys got throught to San Francisco with all of their gold and took a ship down to Panama where they purchased mules and rode across the Isthmus of Panama on mules and took a ship and sailed for New york.  From there they went to Philadelphia where they had their gold minted.  They returned to Cooper Coutny, Missouri.

 

After returning home he and the Potter boys built the Lamine Baptist Church, furnished it and secured a preacher and were regular attndants at services there.  Uncle Frank and Aunt Ann as he and his wife were affectionately called, usually rode horseback to church, she riding her side saddle.  They were often a little late, but th congregation would wait for them.  When they saw them coming would say, "We can now have services--here comes Uncle Frank and Aunt Ann."

 

After returning home Benjamin Franklin DeWitt rode horseback to McDonald County, Missouri, and visited relatives.  He retuned home and on March 13, 1856 married Permelia Ann Potter, sister of the Potter boys who had made the trip to the gold fields of California in 1849, at Thomas Potter's residence in the presence of a large number of young people.

 

AFter his marriage he began to purchase land and accumulated 17 forties.  He built a large frame home which is still standing and is now owned and occupied by his grandson Elmer DeWitt and family.

 

While in California, flour cost $1.00 per pound and an axe cost $5.00 without the handle.

 

Benjamin Franklin DeWitt died testate at his home on the farm in Pettis County, Missouri, on July 3, 1917.  His son Joseph A DeWitt was named executor in his Last Will and Testament and administered upon his estate.  See Probate Records of Pettis County, MO 5017-178-3.  Those named as surviving heirs:

Permelisa Ann DeWitt - Widow

Joseph A DeWitt

Calvin I DeWitt

Benjamin F DeWitt

Larkin T DeWitt

Cevia McMullin

 

Above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and realted families" by Paul Bennett.

 

More About BENJAMIN DEWITT and PERMELIA POTTER:

Marriage: 13 Mar 1856, Cooper County, Missouri

Marriage contract: C-132

       

Children of PERMELIA POTTER and BENJAMIN DEWITT are:

63.              i.    LARKIN THOMAS22 DEWITT, b. 13 Dec 1856; d. 1940.

                  ii.    MARTHA DEWITT, b. 31 Dec 1857; d. 17 Sep 1859.

                 iii.    JOHN POTTER DEWITT, b. 30 Mar 1859; d. 14 Jan 1860.

 

More About JOHN POTTER DEWITT:

Burial: Unknown, potter-DeWitt Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

                 iv.    UNNAMED SON DEWITT, b. 14 May 1861; d. 22 Jul 1861.

                  v.    UNNAMED SON DEWITT, b. 10 Sep 1862; d. 10 Sep 1862.

                 vi.    UNNAMED DAUGHTER DEWITT, b. 10 Sep 1862; d. 18 Sep 1862.

64.           vii.    BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DEWITT, b. 04 Oct 1863; d. 09 Nov 1949.

65.          viii.    CALVIN ISAIAH DEWITT, b. 22 Jul 1866; d. 08 Sep 1940.

66.             ix.    JOSEPH ANDERSON DEWITT, b. 15 Jun 1869, Heath Creek Township, Pettis County, Missouri; d. 15 Mar 1945.

67.              x.    CEVIA ANN DEWITT, b. 28 Aug 1873, Heath Creek Township, Pettis County, Missouri; d. 09 Aug 1950.

 

 

36.  LARKIN DEWITT21 POTTER (JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 23 Jan 1833, and died Unknown.  He married MARIAH LOLLER.  She died Unknown.

       

Children of LARKIN POTTER and MARIAH LOLLER are:

                   i.    ROBERT22 POTTER, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    MARY POTTER, d. Unknown.

                 iii.    JAMES POTTER, d. Unknown.

 

 

37.  MARTHA ANGUS21 POTTER (JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 25 Oct 1834, and died Unknown.  She married WILLIAM H BURKE 30 May 1861 in Pettis County, Missouri.  He died Unknown.

 

More About WILLIAM BURKE and MARTHA POTTER:

Marriage: 30 May 1861, Pettis County, Missouri

Marriage contract: B-153

       

Children of MARTHA POTTER and WILLIAM BURKE are:

                   i.    MARION22 BURKE, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    MARTHA BURKE, d. Unknown.

                 iii.    ANN BURKE, d. Unknown.

                 iv.    TILLIE BURKE, d. Unknown.

                  v.    THOMAS BURKE, d. Unknown.

                 vi.    ROBERT BURKE, d. Unknown.

                vii.    STEPHEN BURKE, d. Unknown.

 

 

38.  GEORGE P21 POTTER (JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 1816, and died 03 Nov 1883 in Blackwater, Cooper Co., Missouri.  He married NANCY YARNALL.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for GEORGE P POTTER:

George P Potter, son of John Potter and Martha Potter was born on a farm in Cooper County, Missouri, September 15, 1815.  On May 31, 1868 he married Harriet Ann Allison.

 

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George Potter, 43, is listed in the 1860 census, Bowling Green, Pettis Co., MO m. to Ann, 26, with children Jabez H. 7, John 5 and Abram 3, which seems to indicate that George and Ann were married bef. 1860.  Mo Marriages to 1850 Ancestry.com has George Potter m. Ann Patten Dec 1850 Pettis Co., MO.  In the 1850 Census I believe George may be listed twice, once in the household of John Potter and again in the household of Jabez Potter in Pettis Co., MO.

 

 

 

More About GEORGE P POTTER:

Date born 2: 15 Sep 1815

       

Children of GEORGE POTTER and NANCY YARNALL are:

                   i.    SILAS22 POTTER, b. 1838; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    JACOB POTTER, b. 1840; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    JABEZ POTTER, b. 1842; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    CAIN POTTER, b. 1844; d. Unknown.

68.             v.    GEORGE ROTHWELL JACKSON POTTER, b. 30 Jul 1846, Blackwater, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 29 Oct 1914, Blackwater, Cooper County, Missouri.

                 vi.    GEORGIANA E. POTTER, b. Abt. 1851; d. Unknown.

 

 

39.  JAMES DILLARD21 POTTER (WILLIAM20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 1820, and died Unknown.  He married SUSAN ??.  She was born 1827 in Virginia, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for JAMES DILLARD POTTER:

1850 United States census, Cooper County, Missouri

 

Potter, James, age 30, Farmer, born Missouri

Potter, Susan, age 23, born Kentucky

Potter, Martha E., age 5, born Missouri

Potter, Nancy E., age 3, born Missouri

 

       

Children of JAMES POTTER and SUSAN ?? are:

                   i.    MARTHA E22 POTTER, b. 1845; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    NANCY E POTTER, b. 1847; d. Unknown.

 

 

40.  ABRAHAM21 POTTER (WILLIAM20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 1822, and died 1844.  He married ELIZABETH BENNETT 10 Nov 1842 in Cooper County, Missouri.  She died Unknown.

 

More About ABRAHAM POTTER and ELIZABETH BENNETT:

Marriage: 10 Nov 1842, Cooper County, Missouri

       

Child of ABRAHAM POTTER and ELIZABETH BENNETT is:

                   i.    NANCY E22 POTTER, b. 1844; d. Unknown.

 

 

41.  THOMAS21 POTTER (WILLIAM20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 10 Aug 1826, and died 01 Nov 1883 in Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri.  He married CATHERINE ??.  She was born 1831 in Missouri, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for THOMAS POTTER:

1850 United States census, Cooper County, Missouri

 

Potter, Thomas, age 25, Farmer, born Missouri

Potter, Catharine, age 19, born Missouri

Potter, Nancy, age 48, born Kentucky

Potter, William, age 14, born Missouri

Potter, Betsey, age 11, born Missouri

 

 

More About THOMAS POTTER:

Burial: Unknown, Hail Ridge Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

       

Children of THOMAS POTTER and CATHERINE ?? are:

                   i.    JOHN22 POTTER, b. 1854; d. Unknown.

69.             ii.    LUCINDA POTTER, b. 1855; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    NANCY POTTER, b. 1857; d. Unknown.

 

 

42.  SARAH ANN21 POTTER (WILLIAM20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 1828, and died Unknown.  She married PETER MCMICKLE 20 Feb 1844 in Cooper County, Missouri.  He was born 1820, and died Unknown.

 

More About PETER MCMICKLE and SARAH POTTER:

Marriage: 20 Feb 1844, Cooper County, Missouri

       

Children of SARAH POTTER and PETER MCMICKLE are:

                   i.    MARY22 MCMICKLE, b. 1845; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    WILLIAM MCMICKLE, b. 1847; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    THOMAS MCMICKLE, b. 1850; d. Unknown.

 

 

43.  JOSEPH21 POTTER (WILLIAM20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 1830 in Cooper County, Missouri, and died 27 Jan 1899 in Cooper County, Missouri.  He married MARY JANE KENRICK 20 Jun 1849 in Cooper County, Missouri.  She was born 1831 in Virginia, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for JOSEPH POTTER:

From Cooper County, Missouri Marriage Book 6

State of Missouri

County of Cooper

Be it remembered that on the twentieth day of June A.D. 1849, I solemnize the rites of matrimony between Joseph A. Potter and Mary Jane Kenrick according to the (      ) of the M. E. Church south and the laws of Missouri.  All of Cooper County, Missouri.  Given under my hand this the 7th day of July 1849.  (Signed) J. K. Lacy

 

1870 Cooper County, Missouri Census

Joseph Potter, age 40

Mary, age 39

Catharine, age 21

William, age 16

Emiline, age 15

John, age 12

Mary J., age 10

Nancy, age 8

Susan, age 6

Joseph, age 4

Hugh, age 2

 

1880 United States Census

Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri

James Dunnavant, age 39, fisherman, born Missouri, father born Kentucky, mother born Tennessee

Emma Dunnavant, age 23, born Missouri, father born Missouri, mother born Virginia

Edward Dunnavant, age 5, born Missouri

William Dunnavant, age 3, born Missouri

Kate M. Dunnavant, age 7 months, born Missouri

John Potter (brother-in-law), age 21, born Missouri, mother and father born Missouri

Joseph A. Potter (father-in-law), age 50, farmer, born Missouri, mother and father born Kentucky

 

From a Boonville newspaper -

Deaths

JOSEPH POTTER

Joseph Potter, living at Overton, died of pneumonia Friday, January 27, 1899.  He was buried at Hail Ridge cemetery Sunday January 29, 1899.  Deceased was 68 years old.  His wife preceded him several years ago.  He leaves several children to mourn his departure, several of whom are residents of this city.  Mr. Potter was born and raised in Missouri and spent the largest part of his life in Cooper County.

Mr. Potter's mother died at Overton December 14, 1898 at the age of 96 years.

A. K. Mills of this city had charge of both funerals.

 

Notice of Final Settlement in the Boonville (Mo.) Advertiser during July 1901:

 

All creditors and others interested in the estate of Joseph A. Potter, deceased, are hereby notified that the undersigned administrator of the said estate, intends to make final settlement thereof at the next term of the Probate Court of Cooper County, Mo., to commence and be held at the courthouse in the city of Boonville on the second Monday in August, A. D. 1901.

 

D. T. Draffen, Public Administrator

 

 

More About JOSEPH POTTER:

Burial: Unknown, Hail Ridge Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

Notes for MARY JANE KENRICK:

1840 Cooper County, Missouri census -

Jacob Kenrick, age 30 - 40,

William Kenrick, age 30 - 40, and

John Kenrick, age 50 - 60,

all with at least one daughter age 5 - 10.

1850 Cooper County, Missouri census - No records of any Kenrick

 

 

More About JOSEPH POTTER and MARY KENRICK:

Marriage: 20 Jun 1849, Cooper County, Missouri

       

Children of JOSEPH POTTER and MARY KENRICK are:

                   i.    CATHERINE22 POTTER, b. 1849; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    WILLIAM POTTER, b. 1854; d. Unknown.

70.            iii.    EMILINE POTTER, b. 1857; d. Unknown.

71.            iv.    JOHN HENRY POTTER, b. 16 Apr 1858, Hail Ridge, Missouri; d. 02 May 1949, Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri.

                  v.    MARY J POTTER, b. 1860; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    NANCY POTTER, b. 1862; d. Unknown.

                vii.    SUSAN POTTER, b. 1864; d. Unknown.

               viii.    JOSEPH POTTER, b. 1866; d. Unknown.

72.             ix.    HENRY POTTER, b. 08 Feb 1869, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 10 Jun 1937, Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri.

 

 

44.  MARY21 POTTER (WILLIAM20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 13 Feb 1832 in Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri, and died 07 Jan 1912 in Cooper County, Missouri.  She married JOHN ROBERTSON 1850.  He was born 1827 in Kentucky, and died 1890 in Missouri.

 

Notes for MARY POTTER:

Obituary - Central Missouri Republican, 11 January 1912

 

Mrs. Mary Potter Robertson Dies In 80th Year

 

Mrs. Mary Potter Robertson died at her home about five miles southeast of Boonville, Sunday morning, January 7, 1912, at the advanced age of 79 years, 10 months, and 25 days.  After funeral services at the home, the remains were brought to Boonville and interred at Walnut Grove Cemetery Tuesday morning.

Mrs. Robertson is survived by five children, namely: Mrs. Joseph Gillman, Mrs. Eb Miller, Thomas, Dee, and Warner Robertson.  A sister, Mrs. Thomas Robertson, also survives.  Deceased was born in Boonville on February 12, 1832.  She was married to Mr. Robertson in 1850.  The husband died about twenty-three years ago.  She resided in Cooper County all her life, lacking but a few weeks of extending to the four-score years.  During this long time, she was regarded by those who knew her as a woman of high Christian character.  Mrs. Robertson was ill but a short time and her death was unexpected by the family.

 

 

More About MARY POTTER:

Burial: Unknown, Walnut Grove Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

Notes for JOHN ROBERTSON:

History of Cooper County Missouri by W. F. Johnson, pages 600 - 650

 

Charles E. and Warner W. Robertson (Transcribed by Jim Thoma)

 

Charles E. Robertson and Warner W. Robertson, proprietors of "The Petite Saline Stock Farm" are natives of Cooper County. Charles E. Robertson was born on the farm where he now lives Oct. 27, 1853, and Warner W. Robertson was born Sept. 12, 1868, sons of John and Mary (Potter) Robertson. John Robertson was a native of Kentucky. Mary (Potter) Robertson was a daughter of William and Nancy (Dillard) Potter, who located in Boonville township, and later settled in Boonville in the early days. William Potter operated a ferry boat and was one of the first to operate a ferry boat at Boonville. His boat was run by horsepower. That was in the days when the Indians were here. The Potters came to Missouri with the Coles and the Stephens in 1807, among the first settlers of Missouri. The mother of Nancy (Dillard) Potter was a member of the Cole family. William Potter and Mrs. Potter are both deceased, and he is buried in Hail Ridge cemetery, and she is buried in the cemetery at Boonville. John Robertson died at the home place in the nineties, and Mrs. Robertson died Jan. 7, 1912, and the remains of both are interred in the cemetery at Boonville. Elizabeth Robertson, familiarly known as "Aunt Betty", an aunt of Charles E. Robertson and Warner W. Robertson, now makes her home with them. She is at the time of this writing, 81 years of age, the only one of the Potter family of 11 children who is now living. She is still active and alert, physically and mentally. The father of the Robertson brothers was a veteran of the Mexican and of the Civil Wars.

 

"The Petite Saline Stack Farm" in Boonville township, comprises 388 acres of land, located five miles from Boonville. This farm is one of the best stock farms in the county. The residence was built in 1903. It is a ten room structure, modern in every respect. The farm is equipped with three good barns. The Robertson brothers are partners in the management of the stock farm, and at the present time in 1919 they have sixty head of calves and one hundred head of hogs. About one-half the farm is bottom land, and they have one hundred acres of the farm in wheat.

 

Warner W. Robertson is a member of the Woodmen of the World and The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Both Warner W. Robertson and Charles E. Robertson are members of the Bethel Presbyterian Church. The Robertson brothers are numbered among the best citizens of Cooper County.

 

 

More About JOHN ROBERTSON and MARY POTTER:

Marriage: 1850

       

Children of MARY POTTER and JOHN ROBERTSON are:

                   i.    CHARLES E22 ROBERTSON, b. 27 Oct 1853; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for CHARLES E ROBERTSON:

Charles E. and Warner W. Robertson (Transcribed by Jim Thoma)

 

Charles E. Robertson and Warner W. Robertson, proprietors of "The Petite Saline Stock Farm" are natives of Cooper County. Charles E. Robertson was born on the farm where he now lives Oct. 27, 1853, and Warner W. Robertson was born Sept. 12, 1868, sons of John and Mary (Potter) Robertson. John Robertson was a native of Kentucky. Mary (Potter) Robertson was a daughter of William and Nancy (Dillard) Potter, who located in Boonville township, and later settled in Boonville in the early days. William Potter operated a ferry boat and was one of the first to operate a ferry boat at Boonville. His boat was run by horsepower. That was in the days when the Indians were here. The Potters came to Missouri with the Coles and the Stephens in 1807, among the first settlers of Missouri. The mother of Nancy (Dillard) Potter was a member of the Cole family. William Potter and Mrs. Potter are both deceased, and he is buried in Hail Ridge cemetery, and she is buried in the cemetery at Boonville. John Robertson died at the home place in the nineties, and Mrs. Robertson died Jan. 7, 1912, and the remains of both are interred in the cemetery at Boonville. Elizabeth Robertson, familiarly known as "Aunt Betty", an aunt of Charles E. Robertson and Warner W. Robertson, now makes her home with them. She is at the time of this writing, 81 years of age, the only one of the Potter family of 11 children who is now living. She is still active and alert, physically and mentally. The father of the Robertson brothers was a veteran of the Mexican and of the Civil Wars.

 

"The Petite Saline Stack Farm" in Boonville township, comprises 388 acres of land, located five miles from Boonville. This farm is one of the best stock farms in the county. The residence was built in 1903. It is a ten room structure, modern in every respect. The farm is equipped with three good barns. The Robertson brothers are partners in the management of the stock farm, and at the present time in 1919 they have sixty head of calves and one hundred head of hogs. About one-half the farm is bottom land, and they have one hundred acres of the farm in wheat.

 

Warner W. Robertson is a member of the Woodmen of the World and The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Both Warner W. Robertson and Charles E. Robertson are members of the Bethel Presbyterian Church. The Robertson brothers are numbered among the best citizens of Cooper County.

 

 

 

                  ii.    CATHERINE ROBERTSON, b. 1857; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    THOMAS ROBERTSON, b. 1860; d. Unknown.

73.            iv.    WARNER WHITLOW ROBERTSON, b. 12 Sep 1868, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 03 Dec 1964, Cooper County, Missouri.

 

 

45.  WILLIAM S21 POTTER (WILLIAM20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 16 Sep 1836, and died 20 Mar 1913 in Cooper County, Missouri.  He married MARTHA L GEORGE 28 Apr 1863 in Cooper County, Missouri.  She was born 1845, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for WILLIAM S POTTER:

Obituary - Central Missouri Republican, 27 March 1913

 

OLD CITIZEN DIES

 

W. S. Potter Passes Away in the Seventy-seventh Year of His Age

 

W. S. Potter was born in Cooper County September 16, 1836; died at his home in this city March 20, 1913 at the advanced age of 76 years, 6 months, and 4 days.  After funeral services at residence Saturday afternoon, the remains were interred at Walnut Grove cemetery.  Deceased is survived by the wife and four children, three sons and one daughter.  He resided in the county of his birth his entire life with the exception of three years which he spent in Johnson County.  His illness was of short duration.  On the morning of the day of his death, he remarked he felt better than he had felt for some time, and in the afternoon told his wife he felt like eating something.  A few hours thereafter he began to cough heavily and within a short time expired.   The surviving wife of many years and the children have the sympathy of all their friends in their bereavement.

 

1880 Missouri Census, Cooper County

William, age 40

Martha, age 35

Alonzo, age 15

Jessie, age 12

Delia, age 8

Lula, age 7

 

 

More About WILLIAM S POTTER:

Burial: Unknown, Walnut Grove Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About WILLIAM POTTER and MARTHA GEORGE:

Marriage: 28 Apr 1863, Cooper County, Missouri

       

Children of WILLIAM POTTER and MARTHA GEORGE are:

                   i.    ALONZO22 POTTER, b. 1865; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    JESSE POTTER, b. 1868; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    DELIA POTTER, b. 1872; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    LULU POTTER, b. 1873; d. Unknown.

 

 

46.  MARY ELLEN21 DEWITT (HANNAH20 POTTER, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 17 Oct 1821 in Cooper County, Missouri, and died 19 Jan 1891 in Cooper County, Missouri.  She married (1) REV. ELIJAH NEWTON FARLEY17,18,19 13 Oct 1842.  He was born 03 Oct 1818 in Sevier Co., MO, and died Oct 1863 in MO.  She married (2) WILLIAM KABLER 31 Mar 1881 in Pettis Co, MO.  He died Unknown.

 

Notes for MARY ELLEN DEWITT:

After Mary moved to Pettis Co. in 1870 she  remarried William Kabler and had a marriage contract before they married.   "Marriage Records Book "D" 1877-1881"; March 23, 1881 "Marriage contract.  Mary Farley of Pettis Co., MO and William Kabler of same.  Mary Farley is possessed of following premises in Pettis Co." S 1/4 of NE 1/4 and E 1/2 and NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 except 15 acres in Sec 22 TWP 47 range 20, also a tract comprising 80 acres cornering on the above on the south east corner, the latter having been purchased by her from one Abner Clopton and in addition to the above names parties contemplate entering into the bonds of matrimony and whereas both of said parties are desirous of preserving and containing their property rights and relations as they are now and as the rights and relations of single persons exist under the law.  Therefore in consideration of their mutual promised to marry and of the grants and concessions herinafter set forth.  Said Mary Farley shall acquire no right, title or interest in or to the property real, personal now owned by said William Kabler.  She is to have no claim for expenses incurred for her children and his children not to be held accountable for repairs material or improvements.  Witt. W. A Fast. D/185-6-7."

March 31, 1881:  "William Kabler to Mistress Mary Farley at her residence, By Joseph Settles, J.P, D/167.  Wit:  E.M. Scott"

(Source:  Paul Peoples

 

 

More About MARY ELLEN DEWITT:

Name 2: Mary Ellen Potter Ewing DeWitt20,21

Date born 2: 17 Oct 1821, Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri22,23

Died 2: 19 Jan 1891, Cooper, MO, USA24,25

Died 3: 19 Jan 1891, Pettis county, Missouri25

AKA (Facts Pg): Polly

Burial 1: Unknown, Potter DeWitt Cemetary in Cooper County, Missouri

Burial 2: Potter DeWitt Cemetery in Cooper County, Missouri26,27

Occupation: 1870, Farmer28,29

Residence 1: 1850, Jefferson, Johnson county, Mo30,31

Residence 2: 1860, Jefferson, Johnson county, Mo32,33

Residence 3: 1870, Heath's Creek, Pettis county, MO34,35

Residence 4: 1880, District 120 Heath's Creek, Pettis, Mo36,37

 

Notes for REV. ELIJAH NEWTON FARLEY:

Elijah Newton Farley was a farmer and a pioneer Baptist Minister.  He is listed in the census of Johnson Co., MO of 1850 as a farmer and in the 1860 census for the same county as minister.  He served briefly in the Union Army in the War between the States.  He was in Co "B", 27th MO infantry Union Army.  He was in the battle of Lexington in LaFayette Co. in the late summer--early fall of 1861.  He and his company including his oldest son, John Thomas Farley, were captured.  Elijah contracted pneumonia and never fully healed and died at his home in October 1863 when he was 45 years old.  Elijah was buried near the house.  Mary, his wife,

was pregnant with their daughter, Susan.  Elijah never saw his only daughter.  The old homestead, located 5 mi. south of Knob Nobster State Park, eventually was sold to a Mr. Ellis and became a cemetery and a pasture field for cattle.  During the following years of the Civil War whenever the rebel soldiers came by the house Mary would take the children and go down in the holler that wasn't far from the house and hide until the soldiers left.  For the next 18 years Mary became a woman of substance.  She raised the children and worked the farm.  After 1870 she moved to Pettis County where she opened a general store and farmed.

(Source:  Paul Peoples)

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A great many thanks to Gary Farley for sharing the following lineage notes on the Pettis county, Missouri web site.  <sites.rootsweb.com/~mopettis/lineages/>

 

He was born in Tennessee in 1818.  He moved with his family to Missouri in 1833.  He married in 1842, Mary (Polly) DeWitt, a neighbor, three years his junior. Her father was Larkin DeWitt.  He was a native of New York State, of Dutch descent.

He fought in the War of 1812 and was released from the army in St. Louis.  In BENNETT-DEWETT AND RELATED FAMILIES it is reported that he fought the Shawnee Indian chief, Tecumseh, in Canada and was present when he died.  Larkin married Hannah Potter DeWitt Ewing, a widow with one child.  Their vows were heard by Rev. Finis Ewing, probably some kin to her first husband.  The Potters and Ewings were early settlers in Cooper County.  Finis Ewing was one of the founders of the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination.  He took some land in the area and formed a "preacher" school to train ministers in the village of New Lebanon.  Later Finis moved on to Lexington, Mo., where he managed the land office for the U.S. government and pastored the First Cumberland Presbyterian congregation.  (A fine old Presbyterian church house still stands in New Lebanon.  After bearing 7 additional children for Larkin DeWitt she died in 1837 at age 39.  He remarried to a Casteel (Castile) woman, probably a Farley cousin, and she bore an additional 9 children.  They lived for a while in the Springfield, Mo., area as one of the earlier settlers.  Later he moved back to Cooper County.  Among the children of Larkin and Hannah was Mary.  (Among her kin were several Potters and DeWitts who participated in the 1849 Gold Rush.)

 

The 1850 census finds Elijah and Polly on a small farm in Johnson County, about 5 miles south of the village of Montserrat.  It was near the Clear Fork of the Blackwater River.  A trail from Boonville to Fort Scott, Kans., passed through the community.  It was later to be known as the Sedalia Trail and was to become in the years after the Civil War one of the early cattle trails.  (Recall the Rawhide TV show in the early 1960s with Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates.)

 

In the 1860 census Elijah is listed as a farmer and minister.  The form says Methodist, but this must be wrong.  He is listed in the 1860 minutes of the Blue River Baptist Association as a licensed minister (not ordained) along with John

DeWitt, who is probably his brother-in-law.  They were members of the Clear Fork Baptist Church.  Like many other congregations on the Western frontier it did not survive the Civil War.  And its records seem to have been lost.  (Well after the war the area became active as a coal mining region and two new Baptist congregations are to be found.  In the 1920s they merge to become Pleasant Bethel.  Francis Marion Farley, a son, was an important lay leader there.)  I have found several marriage licenses in county records where Elijah was the one who signed the bonds as minister.  I do not know if he pastored a church, but at the very least, he performed pastoral duties.  Many Baptist churches of that era had multiple "elders."  The biographical information on Mary DeWitt Farley's brother, John, does not mention his having been a minister.  He was among the early settlers in Oklahoma territory.  His trade is listed as being a blacksmith.

Elijah and Polly had 10 children, 9 boys and one daughter. By all accounts the war in Western Missouri was terrible for non-combatants.  Bushwhacking was widespread.  No one was safe.  Elijah and his two oldest sons served.  (Why would a 43-year-old minister with 9 children be among the first volunteers to join the Union home guard?)  Son Will contacted Rubeola at the Jefferson barracks at St. Louis and died.  Son John T. served with the Company B of the Missouri 27 Mtd. (This is the same unit in which Elijah served.)  Elijah was involved in the Battle of Lexington, an early scrap (September 20, 1861).  He was taken prisoner.  While in the custody of the Confederates, or while making his way back home, he became ill with consumption.  Later he escaped or was paroled.  At home he was able to father his 10th child, but died in 1863 a few months before she was born.  He was buried on his home place.  The graveyard has since become known as the Ellis cemetery and can be reached off of country route Y.  I did not find his stone there, but his name is listed in an census of the cemetery in the Johnson County historical library.  The library is next to the old Johnson County Courthouse, a building that dates from the days of E. N. Farley.  (There is a request for a Civil War widow's pension which reports most of the above.)  A family story tells of General Sterling Price's army marching along the Sedalia Trail.  When they ask about the whereabouts of Elijah, and old Black man, Sam, tells a lie and saves Elijah's life.

 

Following the war Polly apparently moved most of her children to a village of Lookout, along the Pettis/Cooper county line.  This is an area where her DeWitt and Potter kinspeople are heavily present.  She ran a store at Lookout.  (That settlement is now gone.  The store location is a hole in the field.  The village also boasted a post office.  Nearby are the ruins of the school house.  Granddaughter, Myrtle, once taught there.)  I wonder what Mary's life was like.  Left a widow and pregnant.  In a dangerous time and place.  How did the family make it through?  I have heard that she was red-headed and strong willed.

I came across an interesting document in the Pettis County marriage book from the early 1880s.  Polly DeWitt Farley contracted to marry William Kabler.  In essence the document allows each to pass the property they will bring to the marriage on to their children.  I found the marriage license.  And I have seen the documents where she is referred to as Mrs. Kabler.  But her gravestone in the Potter-DeWitt cemetery does not mention Kabler.  Had she already had the stone made?  Did her heirs not recognize the marriage?  Did it not last?  She died in 1891.  Another interesting note is that in the 1880 census record she has some of her grandchildren living with her.  I believe that a little later this was also the case for the first three children of Daniel Lee Farley.  A further story concerning her is that she provided a 40-acre farm for each of her children.  I have some verification for this in a deed from her to Daniel Lee for just such a place

near Lookout, signed Mrs. Mary Kabler.

 

Let me list the children John (Barnhart and McMullin), Francis Marion (Roark), Jasper Newton (White and Black), Larkin Dewitt (Berry), Daniel (Aikens, Lee, and Ross), George Washington (Bowles), James Henry (Davidson and Frost), Andrew Jackson

(Lee and Wasson/Henderson), Susan Hannah (Farris). The descendants of the children of Elijah are many. We have many of them listed.  They were born in the last quarter of the 19th and the first of the 20th centuries.  Most lived in and around Sedalia, Missouri. This was the age of the railroad, and Sedalia was a rail center with shops for the MKT and the MoPac.  Many of the descendants of Elijah Newton and Polly Dewitt Farley moved from subsistance farming to modern agriculture or to working for the railroad.

 

Ken Farley, 8464 W. 66th Circle, Arvada, Co. 80004, has developed the list of descendants with the addresses and some information about many of them.

 

More About REV. ELIJAH NEWTON FARLEY:

Date born 2: 13 Aug 1818, Sevier county, Tennessee38,39

Died 2: 03 Oct 1863, Ellis cemetery (near Knob Noster), Johnson county, Missouri40,41

Burial: Unknown, Ellis Cemetery, Johnson county, Missouri42,43

Cause of Death: Consumption43

Military service: Served in Civil War with the Missouri 27th Mtd., B Co.44,45

Occupation 1: Baptist Minister46,47

Occupation 2: 1860, Methodist Clergyman48,49

Residence 1: 1850, Jefferson, Johnson, Missouri50,51

Residence 2: Moved to Missouri in 183352,53

Residence 3: 1860, Jefferson, Johnson, Missouri54,55

 

More About ELIJAH FARLEY and MARY DEWITT:

Marriage 1: 13 Oct 1842

Marriage 2: 16 Oct 1842, Cooper County, Missouri56,57

 

More About WILLIAM KABLER and MARY DEWITT:

Marriage: 31 Mar 1881, Pettis Co, MO

       

Children of MARY DEWITT and ELIJAH FARLEY are:

74.              i.    REVEREND JOHN THOMAS22 FARLEY, b. 24 Feb 1844, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 20 Aug 1906, Old Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Montgomery county, Kansas.

                  ii.    FRANCIS MARION FARLEY58,59, b. 08 Apr 1848, Jefferson, Johnson county, Mo (probably)60,61; d. 1918, Warrensburg, Missouri; m. BARBARA FRANCES BARNHART62,63,64, Bef. 1877, Unknown65; b. 1846, MO, USA66,67; d. Unknown, unknown67.

 

More About FRANCIS MARION FARLEY:

Died 2: Bet. 22 Sep - 12 Oct 1918, Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri68,69

Occupation: 1870, Farmer70,71

Residence 1: 1850, Jefferson, Johnson county, Mo72,73

Residence 2: 1860, Jefferson, Johnson county, MO (with parents)74,75

Residence 3: 1870, Heath's Creek, Pettis county, MO (22 with mother)76,77

 

More About BARBARA FRANCES BARNHART:

Date born 2: Abt. 1846, Missouri, USA77

Residence: Cole county, Missouri78,79

 

More About FRANCIS FARLEY and BARBARA BARNHART:

Marriage 1: Bef. 1877, Unknown79

Marriage 2: Jul 1874, Unknown80,81

 

                 iii.    WILLIAM FRANKLIN FARLEY82,83, b. 24 Feb 1846, unknown84,85; d. 04 Jan 1864, (Knobnoster)Jefferson Barracks, St Louis, Missouri86,87.

 

Notes for WILLIAM FRANKLIN FARLEY:

Union Soldier in Civil War

 

More About WILLIAM FRANKLIN FARLEY:

Name 2: William Farley

Residence 1: 1850, Jefferson, Johnson county, Missouri, USA88,89

Residence 2: 1860, Jefferson, Johnson county, Missouri, USA (with parents)90,91

 

                 iv.    JASPER NEWTON FARLEY92,93, b. 28 Feb 1850, Jefferson, Johnson county, Mo94,95; d. 30 Jul 1931, Basin, , Wyomin, USA96,97; m. (1) JEMINIA WHITE98,99, 01 Mar 1874, Unknown100,101; b. Unknown, unknown101; d. Unknown; m. (2) ANDRUM BLACK102,103, 1877, Unknown104,105; b. 1863, Corsicana, co., MO106,107; d. 1915, unknown108,109.

 

Notes for JASPER NEWTON FARLEY:

Went to Wyoming

 

More About JASPER NEWTON FARLEY:

Name 2: Jasper Farley

Occupation: 1870, Farmer110,111

Residence 1: 1850, Jefferson, Johnson county, Mo112,113

Residence 2: 1860, Jefferson, Johnson county, MO (with parents)114,115

Residence 3: 1870, Heath's Creek, Pettis county, MO (listed with Mary Farley)116,117

 

More About JASPER FARLEY and JEMINIA WHITE:

Marriage: 01 Mar 1874, Unknown118,119

 

More About JASPER FARLEY and ANDRUM BLACK:

Marriage: 1877, Unknown120,121

 

                  v.    LARKIN DEWITT FARLEY122,123, b. 20 Dec 1852, Jefferson, Johnson county, Mo (probably)124,125; d. Bet. 24 - 25 Sep 1888, Adams Cemetery (near Knobnoster), Johnson co, Missouri USA126,127; m. ANGELINE BERRY128,129, 27 Oct 1878, Unknown130,131; b. 16 Feb 1856, Johnson Co, Missouri, USA132,133; d. 22 Sep 1892, unknown134,135.

 

More About LARKIN DEWITT FARLEY:

Cemetery: GPS coordinates 384515N 0933752W Warrensburg East (nothwest of Knobnoster State Park)135

Residence 1: 1860, Jefferson, Johnson county, MO (with parents)136,137

Residence 2: 1870, Heath's Creek, Pettis county, MO (listed with Mary Farley)138,139

 

More About LARKIN FARLEY and ANGELINE BERRY:

Marriage: 27 Oct 1878, Unknown140,141

 

75.            vi.    DANIEL LEE FARLEY, b. 21 Jun 1855, Warrensburg, Johnson county, Mo; d. 17 Nov 1930, Near Otterville, Cooper county, MO.

                vii.    GEORGE WASHINGTON FARLEY142,143, b. 05 May 1857, Jefferson, Johnson county, Mo (probably)144,145; d. 03 Feb 1933, Old City Cemetery, Richmond, Ray county, Missouri, USA146,147; m. (1) ELNORA R148,149; b. 1857, unknown149; d. 1935, Old City Cemetery, Richmond, Ray county, Missouri, USA149; m. (2) SARAH EMALINE JOSEPHINE BOWLES150,151, Unknown, Unknown151; b. Unknown, unknown151; d. Unknown, unknown151.

 

Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON FARLEY:

Went to Ray County, Missouri

 

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON FARLEY:

Name 2: George W. Farley

Residence 1: 1860, Jefferson, Johnson county, MO (with parents)152,153

Residence 2: 1870, Heath's Creek, Pettis county, MO (listed with Mary Farley)154,155

Residence 3: 1880, District 120 Heath's Creek, Pettis, Mo156,157

 

More About GEORGE FARLEY and SARAH BOWLES:

Marriage: Unknown, Unknown157

 

               viii.    JAMES HENRY FARLEY158,159, b. 22 May 1859, Jefferson, Johnson county, Mo (probably)160,161; d. 14 Aug 1948, Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri, USA162,163; m. (1) NANCY E DAVIDSON164,165, Abt. 1884, Unknown166,167; b. Abt. 1884, unknown168,169; d. Abt. 1907, unknown170,171; m. (2) ELLA FROST172,173, Bet. 1908 - 1910, Unknown174,175; b. Unknown, unknown175; d. Unknown, unknown175.

 

Notes for JAMES HENRY FARLEY:

[ElijahNewtonandMaryPolly(DeWitt)Farleyandchildren.FTW]

 

Thanks to Iris Lee Holt <irislee@ipns.com> and Ken Farley for the following

 

James H and Nancy E (Davidson) Farley had no children of their own but they cared for Larkin and Angie (Berry) Farley (James' brother and sister-in-law's) children after Larkin and Angie died and before Nancy died. 

 

More About JAMES HENRY FARLEY:

Residence 1: 1860, Jefferson, Johnson county, MO (with parents)176,177

Residence 2: 1870, Heath's Creek, Pettis county, MO (listed with Mary Farley)178,179

Residence 3: 1880, District 120 Heath's Creek, Pettis, Mo180,181

 

More About JAMES FARLEY and NANCY DAVIDSON:

Marriage: Abt. 1884, Unknown182,183

 

More About JAMES FARLEY and ELLA FROST:

Marriage: Bet. 1908 - 1910, Unknown184,185

 

                  ix.    ANDREW JACKSON FARLEY186,187, b. 01 Feb 1862; d. 03 Oct 1925, unknown188,189; m. (1) NANCY ELIZABETH LEE190,191, 18 Oct 1883; b. Bet. 15 - 18 Apr 1861, Beaman, co, Missouri, USA192,193; d. 12 Oct 1919, unknown194,195; m. (2) ROSE (WASSON) HENDERSON196,197, Unknown, Unknown197; b. 15 Jan 1867, West Viriginia, USA198,199; d. Unknown, unknown199.

 

More About ANDREW JACKSON FARLEY:

Date born 2: 01 Feb 1862, Knobnoster, Johnson co, Missouri USA200,201,202

Fact: 1870 Census taker recorded His name As Anderson (instead of Andrew)203,204

Residence 1: 1870, Heath's Creek, Pettis county, MO (listed with Mary Farley)205,206

Residence 2: 1880, District 120 Heath's Creek, Pettis, Mo207,208

Residence 3: 1910, PRAIRIE TWP, PETTIS, Missouri209,210

 

More About NANCY ELIZABETH LEE:

Name 2: Nancy E. Lee

 

More About ANDREW FARLEY and NANCY LEE:

Marriage 1: 18 Oct 1883

Marriage 2: 18 Oct 1883, Pettis County, Missouri211,212

 

More About ANDREW FARLEY and ROSE HENDERSON:

Marriage: Unknown, Unknown212

 

                   x.    SUSAN HANNAH FARLEY213,214, b. Abt. 1855; d. 16 Mar 1902, Lamonte, Missouri; m. MELGAR B FARRIS215,216, Unknown, Unknown216; b. Unknown, unknown216; d. Unknown, unknown216.

 

More About SUSAN HANNAH FARLEY:

Name 2: Susan H. Farley

Date born 2: 07 Apr 1864, Missouri, USA217,218

Died 2: 16 Mar 1904, Lamonte, Missouri219,220

Residence 1: 1870, Heath's Creek, Pettis county, MO (listed with Mary Farley)221,222

Residence 2: 1880, District 120 Heath's Creek, Pettis, Mo223,224

 

More About MELGAR B FARRIS:

Name 2: M. B. Farris

 

More About MELGAR FARRIS and SUSAN FARLEY:

Marriage: Unknown, Unknown224

 

 

47.  THOMAS P.21 DEWITT (HANNAH20 POTTER, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 27 Feb 1823 in Cooper County, Missouri, and died 24 Aug 1898 in Cooper County, Missouri.  He married RHODA JENNINGS, daughter of ? JENNINGS and MARY ??.  She was born 11 May 1833 in Missouri, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for THOMAS P. DEWITT:

Thomas P DeWitt b 2-27-1823 d 8-24-1898 m. Rhoda Jennings

 

on page 210 it gives more detail:

 

Thomas P DeWitt son of Larkin DeWitt and Hannah (Potter-Ewing) DeWitt, was born in Cooper County, Missouri, February 27, 1923.  he went to California in the gold rush of 1849 with his brother John P DeWitt taking the Santa Fe Trail.  His brother bejamin Franklin DeWitt, Abraham Potter and Thomas Pinder Potter accompanied them from Cooper county to Independence, Missouri where his brother Benjamin Franklin DeWitt nd the two Potter boys left them and took the overland trail up the Platte River and on through Fort Laramie.  After his retun from Califonia he married Rhoda Jennings and to their marriage was born:

Sarah DeWitt

 

He died at Cooper County, Missouri, August 24, 1898 and is bured in the Irvin Cemetery in Pettis County, Missouri.

 

IRWIN CEMETERY, BOWLING GREEN TOWNSHIP, PETTIS COUNTY MISSOURI

 

COMPILED IN EARLY 1960'S BY MRS J R CARTER

TRANSCRIBED BY LAURA PAXTON

 

DEWITT, THOMAS P.  B FEB 27 1823 D AUG 24 1898

DEWITT, RHODA A  WIFE OF THOMAS B MAY 11 1833

 

 

More About THOMAS P. DEWITT:

Burial: Unknown, Irvin Cemetery in Pettis Co, MO

 

Notes for RHODA JENNINGS:

Thomas Pindar Dewitt 1823-1898 & Rhoda A. Jennings b 1833

through their child: Nancy Diana Dewitt 1854-1933 (m. Isaac S. Ellis III) Thomas Dewitt and Rhoda had two living children. My ancestor was not listed in the Bennet book but all census records support it.

 

What I really am having a hard time is on the Jennings family. Do you have any idea who Rhoda Jennings parents are? Rhoda is a sister to your Lucinda Jennings.

 

Great web site! Sandra Gregg Ihrig, The Dalles, OR.

 

 

More About RHODA JENNINGS:

Burial: Unknown, Irvin Cemetery, Pettis County, Missouri

       

Children of THOMAS DEWITT and RHODA JENNINGS are:

                   i.    NANCY DIANA22 DEWITT, b. 1852; d. 1933; m. ISAAC S. ELLIS III; d. Unknown.

                  ii.    SARAH DEWITT, b. 1867; d. Unknown.

 

 

48.  ISAIAH21 DEWITT (HANNAH20 POTTER, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 05 Aug 1825, and died 15 Apr 1891.  He married (1) NANCY JANE BRYANT.  She was born 1830, and died Unknown.  He married (2) SARAH DOUGHTON 16 Oct 1882 in Mrs. Doughtons residence, McDonald County, Missouri.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for ISAIAH DEWITT:

"Isaiah DeWitt 1825-1891.  Isaiah DeWitt, son of Larkin DeWitt and Hannah (Potter-Ewing), DeWitt, his wife, was born in Cooper County, Missour, August 5, 1825. 

 

He was enrolled at Springfield, Missouri, December 14, 1863, as private, company I, 2nd regiment, Missouri Ligt Artillery, U.S.A., and as mustered out with the battery and honorably discharged at Benton Barracks, Missouri, August 23, 1865, a private.

 

On Ocober 16, 1882 he married Sarah Doughtons at Mrs. Doughtons' residence in McDonald County, Missouri, Ceremony by A. N. Jones, J.P.

 

He died at Powell in McDonald County, Missour, April 15, 1891 and is buried in that vicinity."

 

 

More About ISAIAH DEWITT and NANCY BRYANT:

Marriage settlement: Performed by J. P. Jones

 

Notes for SARAH DOUGHTON:

From: Department of Interior,

        Bureau of Pensions,

        Washington DC

 

Dated: September 5, 1899

 

To: The Chief of the S. E. Division

 

Sir:

 

Herewith plase find the papers in th claim of Sarah, pensioned as the widow of Isaiah DeWitt, a late private, Co. I, 2" MO. L. Art., Ctf #447,395, and voucher representing the first payment covering the period from July 11, 1891, to May 4, 1897, and paid and ceancelled check issued thereon for th esum of $548.13.

 

The widow is pensioned under the act of June 27, 1890.  She is now prosecuting the invalid claim under the general law, which was pending at the time of the death of her deceased husband, the soldier.

 

In a letter of Aug. 7, 1899 one Wiley Doughton states that he is the son of the pensioner and that she is not entitled to a pension by reason of the fact that she is not dependent, as required by the provisions of the act of June 27, 1890.  That his mother is engaged in the illicit sale of liquor from which she derives a considerable income.  That she is also possessed of considerable property -- 80 acres of land, and mules and horses, and other personal property.

 

In addition to that portion of his letter referring to his mother's non-dependence, the writer states that one J.A. Foster, who was instrumental in the prosecution of the widow's claim under the June act and who is also intrumental in the prosecution of the pending invalid claim, widow completing, has an agreement with the pensioner that he is to receive one half of whatever amount is allowed under the old law.  It is also intimated that he may have received a considerable portion of the sum allowed under the June act.

 

The claim under the old law is about ready for final action, and the Southern Division has recommended that it be approved.

 

All parties live in or newar Cyclone, McDonald Co., Mo., and it is requested that the papers be forwarded to an examiner whose territory embraces that locality, with instruction ta make a full investigation o fthe charges relative to the property owend by the pensioner.  If it be found that she is possessed of property to such an extent as would prevent her being entitled to a pension under the provisions of the act of June 27, 1890, the special examiner shoudl secure a description of said property, which shoudl appear as an exhibit in the his report, together with a full statement as teo when and how she became possessed of such property.  If any of the pendion money received by the pensioner has been by her invested in this property, then that fact should appear.

 

In addition to his investigation touching the pensioner's dependence, the examiner should carefully inquire into any fee that the said J. A. Foster may have received from the pension granted under the act of June 27, 1890, and any agreement he may have had as to the fee he is to receive from any pension that may be granted under the general law.  If an illegal fee has beenn received by the said J. A. Foster, evidence bearing thereon should be secured sufficient to sustain successful criminal proceedings, provided such proceedings should be instituted.

 

This letter should appear as an exhibit in the special examiner's report.

 

Very respectfully,

 

 

Chief Law Division

 

More About ISAIAH DEWITT and SARAH DOUGHTON:

Marriage: 16 Oct 1882, Mrs. Doughtons residence, McDonald County, Missouri

       

Children of ISAIAH DEWITT and NANCY BRYANT are:

                   i.    MARTHA22 DEWITT, d. Unknown.

 

Notes for MARTHA DEWITT:

Died at age 19

 

76.             ii.    THOMAS L DEWITT, b. 1851; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    NANCY E DEWITT, b. 1852; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    MARY ELLEN DEWITT, b. 1854; d. Unknown.

77.             v.    LARKIN WASHINGTON DEWITT, b. 1859; d. Unknown.

78.            vi.    JEFFERSON ISAIAH DEWITT, b. 1861; d. Unknown.

79.           vii.    WILLIAM FRANKLIN DEWITT, b. 1863; d. Unknown.

               viii.    SARAH DEWITT, b. 1865; d. Unknown.

80.             ix.    JAMES H DEWITT, b. 1866; d. Unknown.

                   x.    JOHN DEWITT, b. 1868; d. Unknown.

 

 

49.  HANNAH21 DEWITT (HANNAH20 POTTER, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 27 Feb 1827 in Cooper County, Missouri, and died 21 Nov 1907.  She married WILLIAM POTTER 14 May 1843 in Cooper County, Missouri, son of JOHN POTTER and MARTHA EDGAR.  He was born 28 Dec 1819 in KY, and died 07 May 1870 in Cooper County, Missouri.

 

Notes for WILLIAM POTTER:

William Potter son of John Potter and Martha Patsey was born on a farm in Cooper County, Missouri December 28, 1819 and died in Cooper County, Missouri, May 7, 1870. On May 14, 1843 he married Hannah DeWitt daughter of Larkin Dewitt and Hannah Potter.  William and his wife Hannah are both buried in the Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri.

 

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett

 

More About WILLIAM POTTER and HANNAH DEWITT:

Marriage: 14 May 1843, Cooper County, Missouri

Marriage contract: B-157

       

Children are listed above under (32) William Potter.

 

50.  JANE21 DEWITT (HANNAH20 POTTER, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 09 Mar 1829, and died 07 Oct 1877.  She married THOMAS LICKLIDER.  He was born 14 Feb 1810, and died 04 Feb 1882.

       

Child of JANE DEWITT and THOMAS LICKLIDER is:

                   i.    DANIEL PARRON22 LICKLIDER, b. 05 Sep 1842; d. 1873.

 

Notes for DANIEL PARRON LICKLIDER:

Name: Daniel Parron Licklider

Birth Date: 05 Sep 1842

Death Date: 1873

son of Thomas L. & Jane (-) Licklider; hus. of - DeWitt (dau. of Larkin DeWitt)

Cemetery: Pilot Grove Cemetery

Description: location: At front (south) center; east of main drive (right side); extending to fence on east boundary & north to 1st W - E driveway 

Cemetery Records of Cooper County, Missouri, Volume X

 

 

More About DANIEL PARRON LICKLIDER:

Burial: Unknown, Pilot Grove Cemetery

 

 

51.  BENJAMIN FRANKLIN21 DEWITT (HANNAH20 POTTER, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 02 Oct 1830 in Cooper County, Missouri, and died 31 Jul 1917.  He married PERMELIA ANN POTTER 13 Mar 1856 in Cooper County, Missouri, daughter of JOHN POTTER and MARTHA EDGAR.  She was born 06 Aug 1830 in Cooper County, Missouri, and died 20 Dec 1915.

 

Notes for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DEWITT:

Benjamin Franklin DeWitt, was born on a farm in Cooper County, Missouri, October 2, 1830.  In 1849 whenhe was 19 years of age, he and his two brothers, Thomas P. DeWitt and John P. DeWitt (my ancestor) together with Abraham Potter and Thomas Pindar Potter left Cooper county on foot headed fo California and the gold fields.  He had only $2.50 in money, his rifle, and some ammunition when he left home.  They left in the spring of 1849 and walked barefoot, carrying their boots so that they would have them to wear in the mountains.  The first day they walked to William Potter's place near Warrensburg where they spent the night and the next morning left for Independence, Missouri, where their trail crosed the Santa Fe Trail.  Here they separated and Thomas P DeWitt and John P DeWitt took the Santa Fe Trail.  Benjamin with Abraham and Thomas Pindar Potter took the overland or Oregon Trail and tramped up the trail to Tecumseh Nebraska and followed the North Platte River to Fort Laramie, Nebraska which is now in Wyoming.  On the way, Thomas pindar Potter took sick with the cholera.  They had to camp a few days' however, they could not wait long and they decidedone night that if he wasn't better by morning they would leave him some water and provisions and go on.  By morning he was much better and accompanied them on to California and returned home with them.  On their way they saw grizzly bears in the mountains but as they were inexperieced and knew that they were very hard to kill, they did not shoot at them.  At Fort Laramie, Wyoming, which was then Nebraska they spent the winter of 1849-1850.  In the spring they resumed their journey by way of the Overland Trail.  Once while riding a mule through the mountains at night, he heard an Indian warwhoop up a canon which was answered by an Indian from down in the canyon.  Fearing the mule might bray and give awy his location, he got off the mule and knocked him in the head and proceeded on foot.  At Fort Laramie he hired to the Government and drove 6 oxen and hauled a wagon loaded with barrels of whiskey to San Francisco.  He crossed the great salt desert on foot and paid $0.50  a pint for water to drink from a man who was taking water out on the desert and selling it to those who were crossing.  On the trip to California after they had joined the wagon train at Fort Laramie, one fellow boasted that he was going to kill the first Indian that he saw.  They tried to persuade him not to start any trouble unless they were attacked, but he would not listen to them.  The first Indian that he saw was a squaw and in spite of their warnings, the man killed the squaw.  That evening the Indians surrounded their camp and demanded they turn over to them the man who had killed th esquaw and they would not harm the rest of them.  In order to prevent a fight, they trned the man over to the Indians who took him a short distance aside and in full view of those in camp they skinned him alive with their skinning knives and the man soon died.  After many hardships Benjamin Franklin DeWitt and the Potter boys reached California and set up their mining camp at Rough and Ready where they mined gold until they left for home in 1855.  while at their mining camp toward the end of their stay a couple of strangers set up camp near by and pretended to be prospecting for gold.  However, these stranger seemed more interested in watching what he an dthe Potter boys were doing than in their own mingin operations.  The strangers kept coming over to see what he and the Potter boys were doing, so one day after they had prepared buckskin bags for their gold and after sacking and hiding their gold and getting everything in readiness for their departure they went to town pretending to be restocking for another 6 week stay.  The strangers followed them to town and came into the store where he and the potter boys were trading.  In their presence he and the Potter boys purchased another 6 week supply of provisions and said "when we eat these up we are going where the women do the cooking as we are tired of batching". They returned to their camp and store their provisions in their shack as though they were going to stay a while longer and that night they loaded their gold and slipped away and headed for San Francisco.  They carried the buckskin bags of gold under their arms suspended by straps over their shoulders with a loose out coat or duster concealing the bags.  The next day about the middle of the afternoon the strangers overtook them on their way to San Francisco and attempted to rob them of their gold, but he and the Potter boys got throught to San Francisco with all of their gold and took a ship down to Panama where they purchased mules and rode across the Isthmus of Panama on mules and took a ship and sailed for New york.  From there they went to Philadelphia where they had their gold minted.  They returned to Cooper Coutny, Missouri.

 

After returning home he and the Potter boys built the Lamine Baptist Church, furnished it and secured a preacher and were regular attndants at services there.  Uncle Frank and Aunt Ann as he and his wife were affectionately called, usually rode horseback to church, she riding her side saddle.  They were often a little late, but th congregation would wait for them.  When they saw them coming would say, "We can now have services--here comes Uncle Frank and Aunt Ann."

 

After returning home Benjamin Franklin DeWitt rode horseback to McDonald County, Missouri, and visited relatives.  He retuned home and on March 13, 1856 married Permelia Ann Potter, sister of the Potter boys who had made the trip to the gold fields of California in 1849, at Thomas Potter's residence in the presence of a large number of young people.

 

AFter his marriage he began to purchase land and accumulated 17 forties.  He built a large frame home which is still standing and is now owned and occupied by his grandson Elmer DeWitt and family.

 

While in California, flour cost $1.00 per pound and an axe cost $5.00 without the handle.

 

Benjamin Franklin DeWitt died testate at his home on the farm in Pettis County, Missouri, on July 3, 1917.  His son Joseph A DeWitt was named executor in his Last Will and Testament and administered upon his estate.  See Probate Records of Pettis County, MO 5017-178-3.  Those named as surviving heirs:

Permelisa Ann DeWitt - Widow

Joseph A DeWitt

Calvin I DeWitt

Benjamin F DeWitt

Larkin T DeWitt

Cevia McMullin

 

Above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and realted families" by Paul Bennett.

 

Notes for PERMELIA ANN POTTER:

Permelia Ann Potter, daughter of John Potter and Martha Edgar, was born on a farm in Cooper County, Missouri, August 6, 1830, and died in Pettis County, Missouri, December 20, 1915.  On March 13, 1856 she married Benjamin Franklin DeWitt son of Larkin DeWitt and Hannah Potter.

 

Permelia Ann and her husband Benjamin Franklin DeWitt are buried in the Potter Cemetery in Cooper County, Missouri.

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett

 

More About BENJAMIN DEWITT and PERMELIA POTTER:

Marriage: 13 Mar 1856, Cooper County, Missouri

Marriage contract: C-132

       

Children are listed above under (35) Permelia Ann Potter.

 

52.  JOHN PINDAR21 DEWITT (HANNAH20 POTTER, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 12 Jan 1833 in Cooper County, Missouri, and died 08 Apr 1917 in Noble, Cleveland County, Oklahoma225.  He married LUCINDA JANE JENNINGS 30 May 1852 in Cooper County, Missouri, daughter of ? JENNINGS and MARY ??.  She was born 1837, and died 13 Oct 1919 in Noble, Cleveland County, Oklahoma.

 

Notes for JOHN PINDAR DEWITT:

Middle name is possily Potter per John Hall's daughter Cherry.

 

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Was a blacksmith at one time.  According to Grandson Hiram Vincent (who lived with him as a child) he was also a Baptist Minister and a Doctor and was called away from the pulpit many times to deliver babies.

 

John P DeWitt, son of Larkin DeWitt and Hannah Potter, his wife, was born in Cooper County, Missouri, January 12, 1833.  He went to California in the Gold Rush of 1849 with his brother Thomas P. DeWitt traveling the Sante Fe Trail from Independence, Missouri.  On May 30, 1852 he married Lucinda Jane Jennings, of Cooper County, MO, ceremony by W.M. Fargus, a Baptist Minister, (Marriage Records of Cooper County, MO, c-58).  Their license was issued at Boonville, Missouri, and they were married about 12 miles frm Boonville.

 

John P. DeWitt enlisted at Otterville, Missour, August 15, 1864, private, Company B, 48th Regiment, Missouri, Infantry, and was honorably discharged June 29, 1865, (National Archives, Washington, D.C.)

 

He was a blacksmith by trade and died at Noble, in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, April 8, 1917, aged 84 yrs., 2 mo., and 25days.  he is buried there in Dripping Spring Cemetery.  his wife died October 31, 1919 and is buried 6 miles east of Noble, Cleaveland County, Oklahoma.

 

More About JOHN PINDAR DEWITT:

Burial: Unknown, Fairview/Maguire Cemetery, Cleveland County, Oklahoma

Census 1: 1880, 7th Precinct Grayson County, Texas

Census 2: 1900, Washita, Custer County, Oklahoma

Census 3: 1910, MALPAIZ, UNION, NM

 

More About LUCINDA JANE JENNINGS:

Burial: Unknown, Fairview/Maguire Cemetary, Cleveland County, Oklahoma

 

More About JOHN DEWITT and LUCINDA JENNINGS:

Marriage: 30 May 1852, Cooper County, Missouri

Marriage license: Booneville, Cooper County, Missouri

Note: Performed by: W.M. Fargus, a Baptist Minister

       

Children of JOHN DEWITT and LUCINDA JENNINGS are:

81.              i.    MARY HANNAH22 DEWITT, b. 23 Feb 1853, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 1882, Texas.

                  ii.    MARTHA P. DEWITT, b. 01 Jan 1855, Cooper County, Missouri; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DEWITT, b. 22 Jan 1856, Cooper County, Missouri; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    RHODA J. DEWITT, b. 01 Oct 1857, Cooper County, Missouri; d. Unknown.

 

More About RHODA J. DEWITT:

Name may be: Rhonda

 

82.             v.    LARKIN JOHN DEWITT, b. 16 Oct 1859, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 12 Sep 1928, Noble, Cleveland County, Oklahoma.

83.            vi.    LUCINDA ANN ELIZABETH DEWITT, b. 18 Jan 1861, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 11 Dec 1953, Sayre, Oklahoma.

84.           vii.    NANCY ANGELINE DEWITT, b. 01 Mar 1863, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 01 Jan 1940, Portalas, Roosevelt County, New Mexico.

               viii.    LAURA R. DEWITT, b. 27 Sep 1865, Cooper County, Missouri; d. Unknown.

85.             ix.    SARAH ISABELLA DEWITT, b. 22 Apr 1867, Cooper County, Missouri; d. 27 Feb 1927.

                   x.    RHODA ISABELLA DEWITT, b. 17 Nov 1870, Cooper County, Missouri; d. Unknown.

86.             xi.    THOMAS E. DEWITT, b. 28 Nov 1873, Cooper County, Missouri; d. Unknown.

87.            xii.    WILLIAM L. DEWITT, b. 01 Apr 1875, Cooper County, Missouri; d. Unknown.

 

 

53.  GEORGE LAFAYETTE21 DEWITT (HANNAH20 POTTER, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 22 Jan 1835, and died Unknown.  He married LOUISA D BLACK.  She was born 1839, and died Unknown.

 

Notes for GEORGE LAFAYETTE DEWITT:

He was a Medium or Spiritualis and often held meeting and demonstrated his ability as such (Paul Bennett in Bennett-DeWitt book).  He enlisted in Newton County, Arkansas September 15, 1862, private, Company G, 3rd Regiment of Missouri Cavalry, C.S.A, known as Shelby's Brigade.  He also served in Smith's Regiment Missouri Cavalry; Thompson's Regiment Missouri Cavalry; and Hooper's Regiment Missouri Cavalry, but designated by the Confederat War as the 6th Regiment Missouri Cavalry.

 

Affectionately called "Uncle Lafe" by his nephews who enjoyed attending his spiritualist meetings.

 

 

       

Children of GEORGE DEWITT and LOUISA BLACK are:

                   i.    ISAIAH22 DEWITT, b. 1856; d. Unknown.

88.             ii.    SARAH MISSOURI ANN DEWITT, b. 1858; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    HANNAH DEWITT, b. 1860; d. Unknown.

 

 

Generation No. 22

 

54.  GEORGE WASHINGTON22 ROSS (MINERVA21 POTTER, JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 27 Jul 1837, and died 01 Aug 1914.  He married (1) MARTHA STEELMAN 06 Feb 1862 in Pettis County, Missouri.  She was born 14 Jan 1838, and died 10 May 1888.  He married (2) MELISSA BOLLINGER 19 Nov 1896 in Pettis County, Missouri.  She died Unknown.

 

More About GEORGE ROSS and MARTHA STEELMAN:

Marriage: 06 Feb 1862, Pettis County, Missouri

Marriage contract: B-161

 

More About GEORGE ROSS and MELISSA BOLLINGER:

Marriage: 19 Nov 1896, Pettis County, Missouri

Marriage contract: I-100

       

Children of GEORGE ROSS and MARTHA STEELMAN are:

89.              i.    ADELIA GAY23 ROSS, b. 13 Jul 1874; d. 06 Apr 1912.

                  ii.    ELIA MAE ROSS, b. 13 Jul 1874; d. 13 Feb 1966; m. (1) ?? HARPER, Bef. 1917; d. Unknown; m. (2) BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DEWITT, 06 Nov 1917, Pettis Co, MO; b. 04 Oct 1863; d. 09 Nov 1949.

 

More About ELIA MAE ROSS:

Burial: 1966, Browning, Missouri

 

More About ?? HARPER and ELIA ROSS:

Marriage: Bef. 1917

 

Notes for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DEWITT:

Benjamin Franklin DeWitt, son of Benjamin Franklin DeWitt and Permelia Ann Potter, was born on a farm in Heath Creek Township, in Pettis County, Missour on October 4, 1863.  He attended the county district shool at Lookout School and later the Academy at Pilot Grove, Missouri.  On August 2, 1899 he married Adlia Gay Ross daughter of George Washington Ross and Martha Steelman.  After the death of his first wife he married Elia May Ross twin sister of his first wife, from whom he obtained a decree of divorce 9/2/1924, the Circuit Court of Pettis County, Missouri.  After which he returned to the country and lived with his two sons Milas Lee DeWitt and Newton Ulysses DeWitt, later moving to Sedalia, Missouri where he resided at 119 E. Walnut Stree until his death November 9, 1949.  He is buried in Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri. 

 

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett.

 

 

More About BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DEWITT:

Burial: Unknown, Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About BENJAMIN DEWITT and ELIA ROSS:

Divorce: 02 Sep 1924, Pettis Co, MO

Marriage: 06 Nov 1917, Pettis Co, MO

 

 

55.  GEORGE W22 POTTER (WILLIAM21, JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 01 Jul 1844, and died 01 Aug 1928.  He married CANDICE LUCINDA PHILLIPS 07 Apr 1869 in Cooper County, Missouri, daughter of AUSTIN PHILLIPS and JANE MCALESTER.  She was born 04 Jan 1848, and died 04 Nov 1940.

 

More About GEORGE W POTTER:

Burial: Unknown, Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About CANDICE LUCINDA PHILLIPS:

Burial: Unknown, Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About GEORGE POTTER and CANDICE PHILLIPS:

Marriage: 07 Apr 1869, Cooper County, Missouri

       

Children of GEORGE POTTER and CANDICE PHILLIPS are:

90.              i.    ULYSSES GRANT23 POTTER, b. 01 Feb 1870; d. 26 Aug 1962.

91.             ii.    JOHN J POTTER, b. 17 Dec 1884; d. 12 Dec 1950.

92.            iii.    SAMPSON POTTER, b. 06 Sep 1879; d. Unknown.

                 iv.    MINNIE POTTER, b. 19 Apr 1886; d. Abt. 1892.

93.             v.    MARTHA ANN POTTER, d. Unknown.

                 vi.    NETTIE MAY POTTER, b. 1884; d. 29 Sep 1957; m. SAMUEL DURLEY; b. 1871; d. 1941.

 

More About NETTIE MAY POTTER:

Burial: Unknown, Potter-DeWitt Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About SAMUEL DURLEY:

Burial: Unknown, Potter-DeWitt Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

94.           vii.    LILLIAN POTTER, d. Unknown.

               viii.    JESSIE F POTTER, d. Unknown; m. THOMAS W. FAIR; d. Unknown.

95.             ix.    RUTH POTTER, d. Unknown.

 

 

56.  ALEXANDER C22 POTTER (WILLIAM21, JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) died Unknown.  He married JULIA FRANK, daughter of JOHN FRANK.  She died Unknown.

       

Children of ALEXANDER POTTER and JULIA FRANK are:

                   i.    ORPHA23 POTTER, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    ORSON POTTER, d. Unknown.

 

 

57.  JOHN22 POTTER (WILLIAM21, JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) died Unknown.  He married MARY SHEFFER 28 Dec 1877.  She died Unknown.

 

More About MARY SHEFFER:

AKA (Facts Pg): Mollie

 

More About JOHN POTTER and MARY SHEFFER:

Marriage: 28 Dec 1877

       

Children of JOHN POTTER and MARY SHEFFER are:

                   i.    DUDLEY23 POTTER, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    DAISY POTTER, d. Unknown.

                 iii.    LOUIS J POTTER, d. Unknown; m. GERTRUDE GEHRINGER, 08 Apr 1909, Pettis County, Missouri; d. Unknown.

 

More About LOUIS J POTTER:

Name 2: Louis J. Potter

 

More About LOUIS POTTER and GERTRUDE GEHRINGER:

Marriage: 08 Apr 1909, Pettis County, Missouri

 

                 iv.    BENJAMIN H POTTER, d. Unknown; m. ORA ELLIS, 12 Apr 1911, Pettis County, Missouri; d. Unknown.

 

More About BENJAMIN POTTER and ORA ELLIS:

Marriage: 12 Apr 1911, Pettis County, Missouri

 

                  v.    ROY L POTTER, d. Unknown; m. RUTH M LEFTWICH, 18 Jun 1913; d. Unknown.

 

More About ROY POTTER and RUTH LEFTWICH:

Marriage: 18 Jun 1913

 

                 vi.    GRACE POTTER, d. Unknown.

 

 

58.  WILLIAM22 POTTER (WILLIAM21, JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) died Unknown.  He married MARGARET E. STEELMAN 07 Sep 1879 in Pettis County, Missouri.  She died Unknown.

 

More About WILLIAM POTTER and MARGARET STEELMAN:

Marriage: 07 Sep 1879, Pettis County, Missouri

       

Children of WILLIAM POTTER and MARGARET STEELMAN are:

                   i.    OLEVIA GRACE23 POTTER, d. Unknown; m. JESSE MAR RENFRO, 17 Feb 1904, Cooper County, Missouri; d. Unknown.

 

More About JESSE RENFRO and OLEVIA POTTER:

Marriage: 17 Feb 1904, Cooper County, Missouri

Marriage contract: 6-131

 

                  ii.    CARRIE POTTER, d. Unknown.

                 iii.    ROBERT POTTER, d. Unknown.

                 iv.    LAURA A POTTER, d. Unknown; m. FRANKLIN A. SPIELER; d. Unknown.

                  v.    GERTIE POTTER, d. Unknown; m. MAHLON TAXENNER; d. Unknown.

                 vi.    JEWEL POTTER, d. Unknown.

                vii.    TRUEX POTTER, d. Unknown.

 

 

59.  MARTHA E22 POTTER (WILLIAM21, JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 08 Oct 1855, and died 18 Jun 1891.  She married JAMES G. MCBRIDE.  He was born 1851, and died 1908.

 

More About MARTHA E POTTER:

Burial: Unknown, Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

       

Children of MARTHA POTTER and JAMES MCBRIDE are:

                   i.    CORA23 MCBRIDE, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    MYRTLE MAY MCBRIDE, b. 14 Feb 1884; d. 29 Feb 1884.

 

More About MYRTLE MAY MCBRIDE:

Burial: Unknown, Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

                 iii.    EVA MCBRIDE, d. Unknown.

                 iv.    ELSIE MCBRIDE, d. Unknown.

                  v.    LULA MCBRIDE, d. Unknown.

                 vi.    OLLIE MCBRIDE, d. Unknown.

 

 

60.  JOSEPH A22 POTTER (WILLIAM21, JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) died Unknown.  He married SARAH DEWITT 14 Nov 1888 in Pettis County, Missouri.  She died Unknown.

 

More About JOSEPH POTTER and SARAH DEWITT:

Marriage: 14 Nov 1888, Pettis County, Missouri

       

Children of JOSEPH POTTER and SARAH DEWITT are:

                   i.    ALMA23 POTTER, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    DEWEY POTTER, d. Unknown.

                 iii.    STELLA POTTER, d. Unknown.

                 iv.    MAUDE POTTER, d. Unknown.

                  v.    SULA POTTER, d. Unknown.

                 vi.    NORMAN POTTER, d. Unknown.

                vii.    SPERGEON POTTER, d. Unknown.

 

 

61.  DR. NELSON22 POTTER (WILLIAM21, JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) died Unknown.  He married MARY SCHUPP 01 Apr 1891.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for DR. NELSON POTTER:

Practiced medicine and surgery in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

More About NELSON POTTER and MARY SCHUPP:

Marriage: 01 Apr 1891

       

Children of NELSON POTTER and MARY SCHUPP are:

                   i.    BESSIE23 POTTER, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    HARRY POTTER, d. Unknown.

                 iii.    ELLA POTTER, d. Unknown.

                 iv.    MAE POTTER, d. Unknown.

 

 

62.  REVERAND THOMAS22 POTTER (WILLIAM21, JOHN N20, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) died Unknown.  He married LAURA MAY THOMAS 26 Jan 1890 in Pettis County, Missouri.  She died Unknown.

 

Notes for REVERAND THOMAS POTTER:

Thomas Potter, son of William Potter and Hannah DeWitt, was born on a farm in Cooper County, Missouri.  On January 26, 1890 he married Laura May Thomas, sister of Zeb Thomas, a Baptist Minister. 

 

After farming a few years, Thomas Potter sold his farm and attended William Jewell College at Liberty, Missouri, and became a Baptist Minister and preached for 35 years at 2 charges.  he and his wife both died in the vicinity of St. Louis, Missouri

 

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett

 

More About THOMAS POTTER and LAURA THOMAS:

Marriage: 26 Jan 1890, Pettis County, Missouri

       

Children of THOMAS POTTER and LAURA THOMAS are:

96.              i.    LUTIE ETHEL23 POTTER, d. Unknown.

                  ii.    DR. ALLEN BREWER POTTER, b. Curryville, Pike County, Missouri; d. Unknown; m. R.N. OMA KILBY; d. Unknown.

                 iii.    MAUDE ESTELLE POTTER, d. Unknown.

 

 

63.  LARKIN THOMAS22 DEWITT (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN21, HANNAH20 POTTER, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 13 Dec 1856, and died 1940.  He married JIMANN LEE 14 Oct 1886 in Pettis County, MO.  She was born 1861, and died 1940.

 

Notes for LARKIN THOMAS DEWITT:

Larkin Thomas DeWitt, son of Benjamin Franklin DeWitt and Permelia Ann Potter was born on a farm in Heath Creek Township in Pettis County, Missouri, December 13, 1856 and attended thi county district school.  On October 14, 1886 he married Jmann Lee who was born in 1861

 

More About LARKIN THOMAS DEWITT:

Burial: Unknown, Potter-DeWitt Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About JIMANN LEE:

Burial: Unknown, Potter-DeWitt Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About LARKIN DEWITT and JIMANN LEE:

Marriage: 14 Oct 1886, Pettis County, MO

       

Children of LARKIN DEWITT and JIMANN LEE are:

97.              i.    WILLIAM SHERIDAN23 DEWITT, b. 02 Jan 1888; d. 11 Dec 1970.

98.             ii.    JAMES LESLIE DEWITT, b. 17 Jul 1892; d. 26 Nov 1957, Marshall, Missouri.

 

 

64.  BENJAMIN FRANKLIN22 DEWITT (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN21, HANNAH20 POTTER, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 04 Oct 1863, and died 09 Nov 1949.  He married (1) ADELIA GAY ROSS 02 Aug 1899 in Pettis Co, MO, daughter of GEORGE ROSS and MARTHA STEELMAN.  She was born 13 Jul 1874, and died 06 Apr 1912.  He married (2) ELIA MAE ROSS 06 Nov 1917 in Pettis Co, MO, daughter of GEORGE ROSS and MARTHA STEELMAN.  She was born 13 Jul 1874, and died 13 Feb 1966.

 

Notes for BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DEWITT:

Benjamin Franklin DeWitt, son of Benjamin Franklin DeWitt and Permelia Ann Potter, was born on a farm in Heath Creek Township, in Pettis County, Missour on October 4, 1863.  He attended the county district shool at Lookout School and later the Academy at Pilot Grove, Missouri.  On August 2, 1899 he married Adlia Gay Ross daughter of George Washington Ross and Martha Steelman.  After the death of his first wife he married Elia May Ross twin sister of his first wife, from whom he obtained a decree of divorce 9/2/1924, the Circuit Court of Pettis County, Missouri.  After which he returned to the country and lived with his two sons Milas Lee DeWitt and Newton Ulysses DeWitt, later moving to Sedalia, Missouri where he resided at 119 E. Walnut Stree until his death November 9, 1949.  He is buried in Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri. 

 

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett.

 

 

More About BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DEWITT:

Burial: Unknown, Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About ADELIA GAY ROSS:

Burial: Unknown, Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About BENJAMIN DEWITT and ADELIA ROSS:

Marriage: 02 Aug 1899, Pettis Co, MO

 

More About ELIA MAE ROSS:

Burial: 1966, Browning, Missouri

 

More About BENJAMIN DEWITT and ELIA ROSS:

Divorce: 02 Sep 1924, Pettis Co, MO

Marriage: 06 Nov 1917, Pettis Co, MO

       

Children of BENJAMIN DEWITT and ADELIA ROSS are:

                   i.    MILAS MILLS LEE23 DEWITT, b. 26 Jul 1900; d. 20 Mar 1963.

 

More About MILAS MILLS LEE DEWITT:

Burial: Unknown, Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

                  ii.    BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DEWITT, b. Aug 1903; d. Feb 1904, Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri.

                 iii.    ADA FRANKLIN DEWITT, b. 29 Jun 1906; d. 24 Nov 1974; m. PAUL WARREN BENNETT, 25 Dec 1935, Center, Ralls County, Missouri; b. 17 Jul 1906, Kinderhook, Pike County, Illinois; d. Unknown.

 

More About ADA FRANKLIN DEWITT:

Burial: 1974, Vandalia, Missouri - Memorial Stone at DeWitt/Potter Cemetery in Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About PAUL BENNETT and ADA DEWITT:

Marriage: 25 Dec 1935, Center, Ralls County, Missouri

 

                 iv.    JOHN ELMER DEWITT, b. 25 Dec 1910; d. 28 Dec 1910.

 

More About JOHN ELMER DEWITT:

Burial: Unknown, Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

                  v.    NEWTON ULYSSES DEWITT, b. 23 Dec 1911; d. 04 May 1954; m. (1) NONA SHULL, Private; b. Private; m. (2) ADDIE GLENN, Private; b. Private; m. (3) ELSIE MARGARET PRICE, Private; b. Private.

 

More About NEWTON ULYSSES DEWITT:

Burial: Unknown, Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About NEWTON DEWITT and NONA SHULL:

Private-Begin: Private

 

More About NEWTON DEWITT and ADDIE GLENN:

Private-Begin: Private

 

More About NEWTON DEWITT and ELSIE PRICE:

Private-Begin: Private

 

 

65.  CALVIN ISAIAH22 DEWITT (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN21, HANNAH20 POTTER, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 22 Jul 1866, and died 08 Sep 1940.  He married REBECCA JANE WILSON 24 Dec 1897 in Pettis Co, MO.  She was born 25 Jan 1872, and died 27 Oct 1955.

 

More About CALVIN ISAIAH DEWITT:

Burial: Unknown, Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About REBECCA JANE WILSON:

Burial: Unknown, Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About CALVIN DEWITT and REBECCA WILSON:

Marriage: 24 Dec 1897, Pettis Co, MO

       

Children of CALVIN DEWITT and REBECCA WILSON are:

                   i.    GERTUDE23 DEWITT, d. Unknown; m. WILLIAM M BURTON, 20 Nov 1920, Pettis County, Missouri; d. Unknown.

 

More About WILLIAM BURTON and GERTUDE DEWITT:

Marriage: 20 Nov 1920, Pettis County, Missouri

 

                  ii.    JESSE DEWITT, d. Unknown; m. MILDRED SHELLEDY, Private; b. Private.

 

More About JESSE DEWITT and MILDRED SHELLEDY:

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                 iii.    DERBY DEWITT, b. 25 Jan 1903; d. 20 Dec 1980; m. THELMA MAE LAUGHMAN; b. 03 Mar 1920; d. 20 Dec 1980.

 

Notes for DERBY DEWITT:

Derby and Thelma found dead in their home, of gunshot wounds on Dec. 20, 1980. Authorities concluded it was a case of murder and suicide.

 

 

                 iv.    BESSIE DEWITT, d. Unknown.

                  v.    DONALD DEWITT, d. Unknown; m. GRACE PHILLIPS, Private; b. Private.

 

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                 vi.    MAUDE DEWITT, d. Unknown.

                vii.    MAMIE DEWITT, d. Unknown.

               viii.    HELEN DEWITT, b. Private; m. LLOYD MILLER, Private; d. Unknown.

 

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66.  JOSEPH ANDERSON22 DEWITT (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN21, HANNAH20 POTTER, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 15 Jun 1869 in Heath Creek Township, Pettis County, Missouri, and died 15 Mar 1945.  He married MARGARET JOSEPHINE WILSON 18 Oct 1894 in Pettis Co, MO.  She was born 17 May 1875, and died 28 Feb 1945.

 

Notes for JOSEPH ANDERSON DEWITT:

Joseph Anderson DeWitt was a farmer and Baptist Minister and preached for many years at Olive Branch Baptist Church in the Bunkum neighborhood in Pettis County, Missouri.  He spent his entire life on the farm where he was born.  He died there on March 15, 1945 and his wife Margaret Josephine also died there April 29, 1945 Both are buried at Potter Cemetery.

 

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett.

 

More About JOSEPH ANDERSON DEWITT:

Burial: Unknown, Potter-DeWitt Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About MARGARET JOSEPHINE WILSON:

Burial: Unknown, Potter-DeWitt Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About JOSEPH DEWITT and MARGARET WILSON:

Marriage: 18 Oct 1894, Pettis Co, MO

       

Children of JOSEPH DEWITT and MARGARET WILSON are:

99.              i.    MAE MARIE23 DEWITT, b. 12 Mar 1895; d. Unknown.

100.           ii.    OLLIE ANDERSON DEWITT, b. 19 Aug 1896; d. 27 Feb 1957.

                 iii.    IVA HAYES DEWITT, b. 29 Oct 1898; d. Unknown; m. HENRY VOLLRATH, 14 Jan 1939, Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri; b. 04 Feb 1900; d. Unknown.

 

Notes for IVA HAYES DEWITT:

Iva Hays DeWitt, daughter of Rev. Joseph Anderson DeWitt and Margaret Josephine Wilson was born on the old homestead near Beaman, in Heath Creek Township, Pettis County, Missouri, October 29, 1898.  She attended Lookout District School.  On January 14, 1939 she married Henry Vollrath son of Emil C. Vollrath and Fannie M Shaw.  He was born February 4, 1900 and attended Bushie District School south of Smithton, Missouri.  They had no issue.

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett.

 

More About HENRY VOLLRATH and IVA DEWITT:

Marriage: 14 Jan 1939, Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri

Marriage contract: W-434

 

101.          iv.    JAMES FRANKLIN DEWITT, b. 18 Mar 1900, Heath Creek Township, Pettis County, Missouri; d. Unknown.

                  v.    PERMELIA RUTH DEWITT, b. 31 Aug 1902; d. Unknown; m. ELDON LEE VOLLRATH, Private; b. Private.

 

Notes for PERMELIA RUTH DEWITT:

Permelia Ruth DeWitt, daughter of Rev. Joseph Anderson DeWitt and Margaret Josphine Wilson was born on the old homestead near Beaman, in Heath Creek Township, Pettis County, Missouri, August 31, 1902.  She attended Lookout District School.  On January 14 ,1939 she married Eldon Lee Vollrath son of Emil C. Vollrath and Fannie M Shaw.  Eldon was born June 25, 1912 and attended Brushie District School south of Smithton, Missouri.  They have no issue and resided in Sedalia, Missouri

 

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett.

 

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102.          vi.    CEVIA JOSEPHINE DEWITT, b. 09 Dec 1905; d. Unknown.

103.         vii.    JOHN ROY DEWITT, b. 25 Jul 1907, Heath Creek Township, Pettis County, Missouri; d. Unknown.

104.        viii.    INA DEWITT, b. 31 Jul 1909, Heath Creek Township, Pettis County, Missouri; d. 06 Feb 1959.

105.           ix.    OREN WILSON DEWITT, b. Private.

                   x.    ELMER BURRIS DEWITT, b. 04 Apr 1915, Heath Creek Township, Pettis County, Missouri; d. 22 Jan 1993; m. CORA MABEL BRADY, 25 Oct 1947, Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri; b. 29 Aug 1920; d. 07 Nov 1995.

 

Notes for ELMER BURRIS DEWITT:

Elmer Burris DeWitt, son of Rev. Joseph Anderson DeWitt and Margaret Josephine Wilson was born on the old homestead near Beaman, in Heath Creek Township, Pettis County, Missour, February 4, 1915.  He attended Lookout District School.  On Octobeer 25, 1947 he married Cora Mabel Brady at Sedalia, Missouri who was born at California, Missouri, daughter of George W. Brady, Sr. and Cora Busch.  Cora Mabel Brady attended Olive Branch District School in Pettis County.  She was graduated from High School at Smithton, Missouri, and attended Central Missour State College, Warrensburg, Missouri, where she was graduated with a degree of B.S. in Elem. Ed.  Elmer DeWitt was a farmer and resided on the Old Homestead with his family.

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett.

 

More About CORA MABEL BRADY:

Burial: Unknown, Potter-DeWitt Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About ELMER DEWITT and CORA BRADY:

Marriage: 25 Oct 1947, Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri

Marriage contract: Z-437

 

 

67.  CEVIA ANN22 DEWITT (BENJAMIN FRANKLIN21, HANNAH20 POTTER, HANNAH19 FITZHUGH, ROBERT18, WILLIAM17, JOHN "MARMION"16, WILLIAM "THE IMMIGRANT"15, HENRY14, WILLIAM13, JOHN (OF GREAT BARFORD)12, WILLIAM (OF WILDEN)11, THOMAS (OF BEGGARY & MAIDBURY)10, UNK. (OF BEGGARY)9, WILLIAM (OF BEGGARY)8, UNK. OF BEGGARY7, RICHARD6, WILLIAM5, RICHARD4, ROGER3, RICHARD2, HUGH1) was born 28 Aug 1873 in Heath Creek Township, Pettis County, Missouri, and died 09 Aug 1950.  She married LEWIS ALBEN MCMULLIN 06 Nov 1892 in Pettis Co, MO, son of LAFAYETTE MCMULLIN and HANNAH ZEERKEL.  He was born 30 Apr 1865 in Ohio, and died 23 Jun 1944.

 

Notes for CEVIA ANN DEWITT:

Cevia Ann DeWitt, daughter of Benjamin Franklin DeWitt and Permelia Ann Potter, was born on the Old Homestead near Beaman, in Heath Creek Township, Pettis County, Missouri, August 28, 1873.  She attended Lookout District School.  On November 6, 1892 she married Lewis Alben McMullin, who was born in Ohio, April 30, 1865. Cevia and Lewis spent their entire married life on a farm in Heath Creek Township, Pettis County, Missouri where her husband died June 23, 1944.  She died August 9, 1950.  Both are buried in the Potter Cemetery in Cooper County.

 

 

All of the above is from the book "Bennett-DeWitt and related families" by Paul Bennett.

 

More About CEVIA ANN DEWITT:

Burial: Unknown, Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About LEWIS ALBEN MCMULLIN:

Burial: Unknown, Potter Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

More About LEWIS MCMULLIN and CEVIA DEWITT:

Marriage: 06 Nov 1892, Pettis Co, MO

Marriage contract: H-99

       

Children of CEVIA DEWITT and LEWIS MCMULLIN are:

                   i.    JESSE23 MCMULLIN, b. 10 May 1894; d. 19 Jul 1895.

 

More About JESSE MCMULLIN:

Burial: Unknown, Potter-DeWitt Cemetery, Cooper County, Missouri

 

                  ii.    ETHA MARIE MCMULLIN, b. 02 Apr 1896; d. 22 Jul 1975; m. THOMAS MONROE RETHERFORD, 03 Oct 1916, Pettis County, Missouri; b. 22 Sep 1894; d. 15 Apr 1976.

 

More About THOMAS RETHERFORD and ETHA MCMULLIN:

Marriage: 03 Oct 1916, Pettis County, Missouri

Marriage contract: O-443

 

106.          iii.    EDWIN DEWEY MCMULLIN, b. 11 Apr 1898; d. Unknown.

107.          iv.    ELSIE VIRGINIA MCMULLIN, b. 29 Jan 1900; d. Unknown.

108.           v.    LEWIS FRANKLIN MCMULLIN, b. 30 Jul 1902, Heath Creek Township, Pettis County, Missouri; d. 27 Mar 1986.

109.          vi.    JOHN FAYETTE MCMULLIN, b. 28 Mar 1906; d. 05 Aug 1982.

                vii.    LESLIE DEWITT MCMULLIN, b. 18 Jan 1908; d. Unknown; m. GENEVIEVE PAULINE SCHUPP, Private; b. Private.

 

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110.        viii.    ZELMA PERMELIA MCMULLIN, b. Private.

 

 

68.  GEORGE ROTHWELL JACKSON22 POTTER (GEORGE P21, J