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Francis Torrence Wisdom

Francis Torrence Wisdom

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Born: ABT 1715
Petsworth Parish, Glouchester Co., VA

Died: Sep 1794
Pittsylvania Co., VA



Francis Wisdom
f: Thomas Wisdom
m: Martha Collins

Ann Miller


Family #1


Mary unknown

Family #2


Sarah Buford

Married: ABT 1736
Spotsylvania Co., VA


John Wisdom
  +Druscilla Winn
        John Wisdom
        Druscilla Wisdom
        Tavenor Wisdom
Thomas Wisdom
  +Martha Lewis
        John Wisdom
        Larkin William Wisdom
        Abner Wisdom
        Sarah Wisdom
        Martha Wisdom
        James Wisdom
        Ann Wisdom
        Lewis Wisdom
William Wisdom
Frances Wisdom
  +Edward Atkins
Joseph Wisdom
  +Sarah Gardner
Ann Wisdom
  +Richard Allen
Sarah Wisdom
  +Rev. Joseph Craig

Family #3


Janey unknown

General Sources

  1. Wisdom and Related Families
    page 12, 16

    Francis was a Revolutionary War Soldier, as were his son, Thomas, and grandsons John and Larkin.

  2. Ernie Wentrcek
    email communication on December 5, 2004. "Wisdom and Stewart Info"

    Planter, Merchant, land speculator & Patriot of the American Revolution

    He appears on the militia roll for Spotsylvania Co., VA, during Nov 1776 with his son, Thomas Wisdom (see D.A.R. Magazine, Jan. 1950 issue, p. 57). He also provided supplies the Revolutionary Army (see Pittsylvania Co., VA., Supplies to Revolutionary Army Boo, pp. 20, 21, 44 & 51) in support of the cause. Francis accumulated substantial wealth as evidenced by his will, and the of GENT. (Gentleman) he was allowed to affix to documents. This title was reserved for those Southern planters who accumulated wealth from their tobacco crops, and lived life-styles similar to those of country gentlemen in England. Records indicate Francis owned more than 1000 acres of land, and had 28 slaves. He migrated to Spotsylvania Co. during the 1730s. In Dec. 1778, Francis relocated to Pittsylvania Co; settling on 485 acres of land along Sandy Creek in the lower region of the county abutting Caswell Co., NC. This relocation was apparentlynecessitated by the fact that Spotsylvania Co. had become an intense battleground with heavy fighting during the Rev. War, and Francis' wife had recently died. Married in 1737 at Spotsylvania Co., Sarah Beauford, b. early 1712 at Lancaster Co., VA. d. Nov. 1778 at Spotsylvania Co. She was the 2nd wife of Francis. His first wife had been Mary who died circa 1729. After Sarah's death, Francis m. Janey. He may well haved married on two other occasions also, but the records are not clear on this.


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