Ann Custis1

F, ID# 7261, (c 1701 - )
Father:CPT Henry Custis (of Ravenswood) (c 1657 - )
Mother:Rachel Revell (Jul 1663 - )
     Ann Custis was born c 1701 at Accomack Co, Virginia. She was the daughter of CPT Henry Custis (of Ravenswood) and Rachel Revell.

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Edward Custis1

M, ID# 7262, (c 1688 - )
Father:CPT Henry Custis (of Ravenswood) (c 1657 - )
Mother:Rachel Revell (Jul 1663 - )
     Edward Custis was born c 1688 at Accomack Co, Virginia. He was the son of CPT Henry Custis (of Ravenswood) and Rachel Revell. Edward Custis married Ann (Unknown) c 1710. Edward Custis married Patience Allen c 1735.

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Ann (Unknown)1

F, ID# 7263, (c 1690 - )
     Ann (Unknown) was born c 1690. She married Edward Custis, son of CPT Henry Custis (of Ravenswood) and Rachel Revell, c 1710.

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Patience Allen

F, ID# 7264, (c 1695 - )
     Patience Allen was born c 1695 at Accomack Co, Virginia. She married Edward Custis, son of CPT Henry Custis (of Ravenswood) and Rachel Revell, c 1735. Her estate was probated on 30 Oct 1744 at Accomack Co, Virginia.

Joseph Custis1

M, ID# 7265, (c 1691 - )
Father:CPT Henry Custis (of Ravenswood) (c 1657 - )
Mother:Rachel Revell (Jul 1663 - )
     Joseph Custis was born c 1691 at Accomack Co, Virginia. He was the son of CPT Henry Custis (of Ravenswood) and Rachel Revell. Joseph Custis married Mary Onley c 1734 at Accomack Co, Virginia. Joseph Custis died at Messongo, Accomack Co, Virginia. His estate was probated on 27 Jan 1746 at Accomack Co, Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Mary Onley1

F, ID# 7266, (c 1716 - )
     Mary Onley was born c 1716 at Accomack Co, Virginia. She married Joseph Custis, son of CPT Henry Custis (of Ravenswood) and Rachel Revell, c 1734 at Accomack Co, Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Henry Custis1

M, ID# 7267, (c 1695 - )
Father:CPT Henry Custis (of Ravenswood) (c 1657 - )
Mother:Rachel Revell (Jul 1663 - )
     Henry Custis was born c 1695 at Accomack Co, Virginia. He was the son of CPT Henry Custis (of Ravenswood) and Rachel Revell.

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Edward Revell1

M, ID# 7268, (1638 - )
Father:Randall Revell I (Burgess) (1612 - )
Mother:Rebecca (Unknown) (c 1615 - c 1658)
     Edward Revell was born in 1638 at St Mary's Co, Maryland. He was the son of Randall Revell I (Burgess) and Rebecca (Unknown). Edward Revell married Frances (Unknown) c 1663. His estate was probated on 17 Jan 1687.
      Edward Revell's 6 Oct 1686 willl made at Accomack Co, VA provides according to Moody Miles: To Frances Custis, daughter of Henry Custis and Rachell, his wife, silver tankard stamped with H.Y. To daughter Rebeca Revell plantation at Nickawamson containing 500 acres, pewter marked R.R. To son John Revell land at Pungoteague. Should Rebeca and John die without issue the land at Nickawamson to Elizabeth Custis, daughter of Henry Custis. Estate at Pungoteague to Frances Custis, daughter of Henry Custis. To Dorothy Washbourne. Wife Frances to have her maintenance on the plantation at Pungoteague during her widowhood. Son John executor. Wittnesses: John Washbourne, John Fenn, Daniel Ograhan, Jr.

According to Whitelaw, Edward Revell (wife Frances) lived at tract A52B and in 1687 left his 500 acres to his daughter Rebecca, who married Robert Coleburn. In 1699 Rebecca Coleburn, widow, discovered a surplus of 100 acres in her land, so she patented the acreage as a narrow strip along the Jackson part and gave the 100 acres to her daughter Rebecca Coleburn, who married Capt Edward Revell. In 1728 Rebecca and Edward gave the acreage to her brother William Coleburn, and in 1752 he with his wife Temperance left the land to his son Spencer under certain conditions, otherwise it was to go to his son William. The records following are not clear: it is believed Spencer retained the land, but in 1778 he died intestate; no record was found of his wife or children. Then in 1788 a Revell Coleburn sold 100 acres which had been left to him by his father (no record found).

Moody Miles detailed sources on Edward Revell and his wife Frances include:
[S958] James R. Revell Sr., Descendants of Randall Revell of the Eastern Shore, p. 97 (Second Generation).
[S958] James R. Revell Sr., Descendants of Randall Revell of the Eastern Shore, p. 16 (will of Edward Revell, wife Frances)
[S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 783 (tract A46).
[S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800
p. 14 (will of John Jenkins).
p. 16 (will of Edward Revell, wife Frances).
p. 26 (Nunc. will of Mrs. Frances Revell).

Children of Edward Revell and Frances (Unknown)

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Frances (Unknown)1

F, ID# 7269, (c 1640 - 23 Jun 1697)
     Frances (Unknown) was born c 1640 at Accomack Co, Virginia. She married Edward Revell, son of Randall Revell I (Burgess) and Rebecca (Unknown), c 1663. Frances (Unknown) died on 23 Jun 1697.
      Frances made a will before 23 June 1697 at Accomack Co, VA and died at the home of Robert Coleburne. Miles Moody transcribed her will: "To Frances Coleburn. To Frances Custis. To Frances Revell. To my daughter Custis & my daughter Rebecca Coleburne. Proved by Johannah Ogleby and Sara Beech - Rec. at the request of Henry Custis and Robert Coleburn."

Children of Frances (Unknown) and Edward Revell

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Rebecca Revell1

F, ID# 7270, (c 1664 - c 1710)
Father:Edward Revell (1638 - )
Mother:Frances (Unknown) (c 1640 - 23 Jun 1697)
     Rebecca Revell was born c 1664 at Somerset Co, Maryland. She was the daughter of Edward Revell and Frances (Unknown). Rebecca Revell married Robert Coleburn I c 1688. Rebecca Revell married Francis Wharton II c 1699. Rebecca Revell died c 1710.

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Robert Coleburn I1

M, ID# 7271, (c 1658 - )
     Robert Coleburn I was born c 1658 at Accomack Co, Virginia. He married Rebecca Revell, daughter of Edward Revell and Frances (Unknown), c 1688. His estate was probated on 7 Jun 1698 at Accomack Co, Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Francis Wharton II1

M, ID# 7272, (c 1665 - a 1731)
     Francis Wharton II was born c 1665 at Accomack Co, Virginia. He married Rebecca Revell, daughter of Edward Revell and Frances (Unknown), c 1699. Francis Wharton II died a 1731 at Accomack Co, Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

John Revell1

M, ID# 7273, (c 1666 - )
Father:Edward Revell (1638 - )
Mother:Frances (Unknown) (c 1640 - 23 Jun 1697)
     John Revell was born c 1666 at Somerset Co, Maryland. He was the son of Edward Revell and Frances (Unknown). John Revell married Agnes Burton c 1690. His estate was probated on 4 Jul 1717 at Accomack Co, Virginia.

Child of John Revell

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Agnes Burton

F, ID# 7274, (c 1672 - 1727)
     Agnes Burton was born c 1672 at Nickawampus Creek, Accomack Co, Virginia. She married John Revell, son of Edward Revell and Frances (Unknown), c 1690. Agnes Burton died in 1727 at Accomack Co, Virginia.

Randall Revell I (Burgess)1

M, ID# 7275, (1612 - )
     Randall Revell I (Burgess) was born in 1612 at Saint Michaels, Worcestershire, England. He married Rebecca (Unknown) c 1635. Randall Revell I (Burgess) married Katherine Scarburgh, daughter of CPT Edmund Scarburgh I (Burgess) and Hannah Smith, in 1659 at Manokin, Somerset Co, Maryland. His estate was probated on 8 Mar 1686 at Somerset Co, Maryland.
      After immigrating to America, Randall Revell I moved from Virgina to Maryland and back to Virginia during the early years of the colonies. He appears in the originally configured Accomack County on the Eastern Shore of Virginia as early as Jan-Feb 1633/34, and his name again appears in the Accomack Co court records in Sep 1636 and Oct 1637. Circumstantial evidence indicates this Randall lived in St. Mary's Co, MD between 1636 and 1644. After the original Accomack County's name was changed to Northampton Co, VA in 1642 he was again resident in the Northampton Co area.

Randall, who was a cooper and wine-cooper by trade, was a man of vigorous and energetic nature, endowed with considerable ability which he used to great advantage in advancing himself both politically and economically. The offices of trust successively held by Randall and the large and comfortable estate which he accumulated are unquestionable evidence of the man's ability.

Randall closely aligned with our 12th great grandfather Col Edmund Scarburgh of Accomack Co, Scarburgh's apparent sister Katherine who married Randall, and Scarburgh's mistress Anne Toft of Accomack Co. Randall entered the scene on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with the background of experience in local affairs in Accomack-Northampton Co, VA and the connection with the powerful and socially prominent Col Scarburgh and Anne Toft. Anne Toft is shown in Accomack, VA court records to have had a very close relationship, the nature of which the records fail to reveal, to the powerful Col Scarburgh, the beneficiary of whose generosity she most certainly became as well as the mother of his children. She was a person evidently of rare charm and power. A persistent tradition is Randall's wife Katherine Scarburgh was a sister of Col Scarburgh, yet no proof has been found. A very close and abiding intimacy remained between Randall and Col Scarburgh, which may be because Randall married Scarburgh's sister, and with Anne Toft. Furthermore, there was a close friendship among Randall, his wife Katherine, their children, and Anne Toft.

In Mar 1652 Randall with 175 other men signed the Engagement given by the Parliamentary Commissioners to the inhabitants of Northampton Co, VA "to be true and faithful to the Commonwealth of England as it is now established without King or House of Lords."

In Oct 1653 Randall Revell, Hugh Yeo and John Jenkins were subjects of complaint to the Northampton Court by "the Great Men of Onancock," the Onancock Indians, because the three men refused to pay the Indians for their lands on Pungoteague Creek. The court ordered Revell, Yeo and Jenkins to pay these Indians their due in the matter, and in failure thereof to appear at the next court.

At the 1657-1658 Session of the Virginia General Assembly, Randall was one of the Burgesses from Northampton Co. In Jul 1661 he was commissioned a justice of the peace for "the county of Accomack," which was at that date being formed from the northern part of Northampton Co.

In answer to a petition from Anglican residents of Northampton-Accomack in Virginia for the privilege of settling in the province of Maryland, Lord Baltimore directed the petitioners take lands in the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland near the boundary line with Virginia. The Nov 1661 proclamation by the provincial governor directing this settlement also created the territorial area of "the Eastern Shore below Choptank River" and named Col Edmund Scarburgh, Randall Revell and John Elzey as commissioners to effect this settlement and grant land warrants to the settlers. At least two of these commissioners were to be resident in the province, and Randall Revell and John Elzey fulfilled this requirement by settling within the area on the Manokin River. The exact date of Randall's move to Manokin, which was the early name of the settlement, is unknown though it was probably in late fall 1661 or early spring 1662 because in May 1662 Randall reported the settlement was well established.

Anne Toft was joint patentee in 1662 with Randall of the extensive "Double Purchase" tract of land between Manokin River and Back Creek on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, which later became Somerset County, finally disposing of her interests in these lands by deed of gift to Randall's wife Katherine and their daughters Hannah Revell and Katherine Revell, junior. From arrival in Maryland, Randall apparently lived on that part of "Double Purchase" which forms the point between Manokin River and Back Creek where he built his home which has long since disappeared, and continued to reside until his death in 1686/7. The "Double Purchase" tract, which was the home of many of his descendants, finds its identity today in the "Revells' Neck" in Somerset Co, MD and is about five miles south of Princess Anne, MD and fifteen miles west of Snow Hill, MD. Interestingly, Somerset Co which Randall helped open to settlement in the mid 1660s was the same area inhabited by our lineal ancestors from the Bosman, Dashiell, Mitchell and Revell families in the 1660s; after Randall's death in 1686 by our Downes and Russell families in the 1690s; and in the early 1700s by the Martins.

Randall was the first resident executive officer of Manokin, taking priority over John Elzey the other resident commissioner, and held this position from Nov 1661 until he was relieved of further duty in Feb 1662/3. Randall was unquestionably an effective factor in Manokin's establishment, and his retirement by action of the Lord Proprietor's Council for Maryland was no doubt the result of his sympathetic association with Colonel Edmund Scarburgh's failed scheme to annex the Manokin-Annemessex area of the Eastern Shore of Maryland into Accomack Co, VA. Col Scarburgh wrote Randall in Jan-Feb 1662/3 alleging Virginia's claim to the land and the associated quit rents (taxes) as was reported by John Elzey to the Provincial Council after Scarburgh's demand had been received.

On 4 Feb 1662 the Maryland Governor issued a new commission of the peace for the "Eastern Shore" settlement, naming John Elzey, Randall Revell and Stephen Horsey as commissioners, thus giving Elzey priority over Revell. On 20 Feb 1662 when this commission came before the Council for confirmation, that body evidently having information regarding Scarburgh's communication to Randall and suspecting Randall's sympathy with Scarburgh's demand, "Ordered that Randall Revell bee out." Thus Randall's official connection with the Eastern Shore settlement of Manokin-Annemessex ceased. His name does not appear again in the record of proceedings in regard to the settlement until Nov 1663 when the Accomack Co, VA court illegally extending jurisdiction over the Manokin-Annemessex area in Maryland appointed Randall Revell with several others to act for them in an official capacity at Manokin. However, this commission seems not to have been acted upon. In Aug 1670 Randall was appointed as High Sheriff of Somerset Co, MD.

Moody Miles detailed sources on Randall Revell and his wife Katherine Scarburgh include:
[S200] Matthew M. Wise, Boston Family of Maryland, 2nd Ed.
[S966] Cynthia McDaniel, to M.K. Miles.
[S497] James Handley Marshall, Northampton Co, VA, Abstracts of Wills & Administrations, 1632-1802: p. 1 (will of William Batts), p. 2 (will of John Symons, planter), p. 30 (death of Hungale Baker referenced), p. 214 (will of Partrick Falconer), p. 34 (Oath to be faithful to the Commonwealth of England) and in Northampton County Court Records (1645-1654) Deeds, Wills, etc. Vol. 3, No. 3 : pp. 188-189.
[S224] Clayton Torrence, Old Somerset on The Eastern Shore of Maryland, p. 306-310 (sketch of Randall Revell).
[S958] James R. Revell Sr., Descendants of Randall Revell of the Eastern Shore, p. 1 and 21 (First Generation).
[S20] Lucy Ames Edwards, Ames, Mears and Allied Lines of Accomack County Virginia.
[S19] VA Hist Society Jennings Cropper Wise, Col. John Wise, His Ancestors and Descendants.

Child of Randall Revell I (Burgess) and Rebecca (Unknown)

Child of Randall Revell I (Burgess) and Katherine Scarburgh

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Rebecca (Unknown)1

F, ID# 7276, (c 1615 - c 1658)
     Rebecca (Unknown) was born c 1615. She married Unknown Nichols a 1633. Rebecca (Unknown) married Randall Revell I (Burgess) c 1635. Rebecca (Unknown) died c 1658 at Pungoteague, Accomack Co, Virginia.

Child of Rebecca (Unknown) and Randall Revell I (Burgess)

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Unknown Nichols1

M, ID# 7277, (a 1608 - b 1635)
     Unknown Nichols was born a 1608. He married Rebecca (Unknown) a 1633. Unknown Nichols died b 1635.

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Katherine Scarburgh1

F, ID# 7278, (1628 - b 5 May 1688)
Father:CPT Edmund Scarburgh I (Burgess) (1584 - b 19 Feb 1634)
Mother:Hannah Smith (c 1594 - a 19 Feb 1634/35)
     Katherine Scarburgh was born in 1628 at Accomack Co, Virginia. She was the daughter of CPT Edmund Scarburgh I (Burgess) and Hannah Smith. Katherine Scarburgh married Randall Revell I (Burgess) in 1659 at Manokin, Somerset Co, Maryland. Katherine Scarburgh died b 5 May 1688 at Somerset Co, Maryland.

Child of Katherine Scarburgh and Randall Revell I (Burgess)

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Anna Russell1,2

F, ID# 7279, (c 1823 - 2 Mar 1891)
Mother:Diadamia 'Damey' Russell2 (a 1792 - a 1 Sep 1825)
     Anna Russell was born c 1823 at Virginia. She was the daughter of Diadamia 'Damey' Russell.2 Anna Russell married Columbus W. Livingston on 21 May 1851 at Greene Street Methodist Episcopal Church, New York, New York. Anna Russell died on 2 Mar 1891 at New Jersey. She was buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hightstown, Mercer Co, New Jersey.
      Anna Russell could be the daughter of Diadamia Russell or of Mary Russell, noted below. Anna is tentatively judged to be the daughter of Diadamia Russell because Mrs. Damey Russell signed Anna's 1851 marriage certificate in New York and Diadamia's granddaughter Susan Satchell Martin Perry (1876-1958) recalled her mother Martha Harriet Ruff Martin (1839–1923) told her Diadamia "left home with two children" and there are no other known possible children. In addition to Damey Russell witnessing Anna's marriage, the other witness was Mrs. Mary Livingston, perhaps the groom Columbus Livingston's mother; the minister was Davis Stocking. Alternatively, Anna could have been the daughter of Mary Russell found living with her in 1860 as discussed below.

Anna's husband Columbus W. Livingston was noted in the city directory as a carpenter was living in New York City, NY in 1857; there is no Mary Livingston listed separately that year in the directory. Columbus at age 36, still working as a carpenter, appears on the New York 1860 Federal Census taken on 3 Jul 1860 with Anna Livingston age 36 and Maria Russell age 56, the latter two born in Virginia.

The Maria Russell in the 1860 census might be Diadamia living in their home as Maria (or Diadamia misspelled by the census taker), although Diadamia would have been closer to age 68 than the age 56 of Maria in the census.

On the other hand Maria Russell in the Livingston household in 1860 might have been the widow of William Russell and the Maria Russell living with the McDonalds in 1850. There was a Mary Russell, widow of William Russell, in the 1845-1846 New York City directory. In the 1850 New York federal census taken on 23 Aug 1850 there was a Mary Russell age 45 born about 1805 living in the William and Sarah McDonald household along with two McDonald children and a 12-year-old boy named Louis Russell. Sarah McDonald age 23, Mary Russell and Louis Russell were all born in Virginia. This Mary Russell is of the correct age to have been the Maria Russell found ten years later in the Livingston household.

By 1880 Anna and Columbus had relocated to Hightstown, Mercer Co, NJ where he was working as a carpenter.

Moody Miles's detailed sources:

[S2259] findagrave.com (Anna Russell Livingston)
[S802] Ancestry.com web page, Ancestry.com, 1860 Federal Census, New York Co, NY.
[S2475] Virginia 'Ginny' Custis Winslett, to M.K. Miles.
[S2259] findagrave.com, Columbus W Livingston in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current.

Citations

  1. [S446] Livingston-Russell Marriage.
  2. [S1] "Virginia Winslett Research."

Columbus W. Livingston1

M, ID# 7280, (c 1824 - 13 Mar 1891)
     Columbus W. Livingston was born c 1824 at New York, New York. He married Anna Russell, daughter of Diadamia 'Damey' Russell, on 21 May 1851 at Greene Street Methodist Episcopal Church, New York, New York. Columbus W. Livingston died on 13 Mar 1891 at New Jersey. He was buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hightstown, Mercer Co, New Jersey.
      Columbus Livingston reported in the 1880 census that his father was born in Scotland and his mother in England.

Citations

  1. [S446] Livingston-Russell Marriage.

Elizabeth (Unknown)1

F, ID# 7281, (c 1675 - )
     Elizabeth (Unknown) was born c 1675. She married John Mathews, son of Walter Mathews and Sarah Custis, c 1692.

Child of Elizabeth (Unknown) and John Mathews

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

John Custis Mathews1

M, ID# 7282, (c 1700 - b 8 Apr 1777)
Father:John Mathews (c 1670 - )
Mother:Elizabeth (Unknown) (c 1675 - )
     John Custis Mathews was born c 1700. He was the son of John Mathews and Elizabeth (Unknown). John Custis Mathews died b 8 Apr 1777.

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Edmund Johnson II1

M, ID# 7283, (a 1706 - )
Father:Edmund Johnson I (c 1676 - )
Mother:Ann Kelly ? (c 1675 - )
     Edmund Johnson II was born a 1706. He was the son of Edmund Johnson I and Ann Kelly ?

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Esther Royal1

F, ID# 7284, (c 1725 - )
Father:Benjamin Royal I (a 1699 - )
Mother:Rachel Townsend (a 1704 - )
     Esther Royal was born c 1725 at Accomack Co, Virginia. She was the daughter of Benjamin Royal I and Rachel Townsend. Esther Royal married Salathiel Russell, son of Samuel Russell (weaver) and Anne (Unknown), c 1750.

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Tabitha Lewis1

F, ID# 7285, (c 1763 - )
Father:Spencer Lewis I (a 1713 - 1778)
Mother:Mary Willett (c 1736 - )
     Tabitha Lewis was born c 1763 at Accomack Co, Virginia. She was the daughter of Spencer Lewis I and Mary Willett. Tabitha Lewis married Milby Russell II, son of Milby Russell I and Abigail Lewis, c 1784.

Children of Tabitha Lewis and Milby Russell II

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Spencer Lewis I1

M, ID# 7286, (a 1713 - 1778)
Father:Sheriff John Lewis III (a 1687 - a 1768)
Mother:(1st wife of John Lewis III) (Unknown) (a 1690 - )
     Spencer Lewis I was born a 1713 at Accomack Co, Virginia. He was the son of Sheriff John Lewis III and (1st wife of John Lewis III) (Unknown). Spencer Lewis I married Mary Willett c 1755. Spencer Lewis I died in 1778. His estate was probated on 25 Nov 1778 at Accomack Co, Virginia.

Children of Spencer Lewis I and Mary Willett

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Mary Willett1

F, ID# 7287, (c 1736 - )
     Mary Willett was born c 1736 at Accomack Co, Virginia. She married Spencer Lewis I, son of Sheriff John Lewis III and (1st wife of John Lewis III) (Unknown), c 1755.

Children of Mary Willett and Spencer Lewis I

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Rachel Townsend1

F, ID# 7288, (a 1704 - )
     Rachel Townsend was born a 1704. She married Benjamin Royal I a 1724. Rachel Townsend married Unknown Cook a 1738.

Children of Rachel Townsend and Benjamin Royal I

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Unknown Cook1

M, ID# 7289, (a 1713 - )
     Unknown Cook was born a 1713. He married Rachel Townsend a 1738.

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."

Jane Thornton1

F, ID# 7290, (c 1770 - )
     Jane Thornton was born c 1770. She married Joshua Russell, son of Milby Russell I and Abigail Lewis, c 1790.

Children of Jane Thornton and Joshua Russell

Citations

  1. [S2] "Moody Miles Research."