Jimmie Nell McDonald1

F, ID# 811
     Jimmie Nell McDonald married Roy Wright, son of Lafayette R. Wright and Jessie Luetta "Lue" Hawk, on 21 Sep 1951 at Montgomery, Alabama.

Citations

  1. [S400] Stephen Weathers Family Records.

James Calvin Counts1,2

M, ID# 812, (13 Sep 1885 - 18 Feb 1955)
Father:George Washington Counts (Apr 1852 - 17 Apr 1916)
Mother:Clara Jeffries (Jul 1851 - 2 Jan 1919)
     James Calvin Counts was born on 13 Sep 1885 at Wesley, Madison Co, Arkansas. He was the son of George Washington Counts and Clara Jeffries. James Calvin Counts married Edith Howell a 1915. James Calvin Counts died on 18 Feb 1955 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, Oklahoma, at age 69.
      J. Calvin Counts was working as a school teacher in 1910 and living with his parents in Hobart, Oklahoma. Later he lived in Oklahoma City, OK.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S488] Counts Family Records.

Minnie Lenora Counts1,2

F, ID# 813, (19 Jan 1880 - 20 Nov 1951)
Father:George Washington Counts (Apr 1852 - 17 Apr 1916)
Mother:Clara Jeffries (Jul 1851 - 2 Jan 1919)
     Minnie Lenora Counts was born on 19 Jan 1880 at Madison Co, Arkansas. She was the daughter of George Washington Counts and Clara Jeffries. Minnie Lenora Counts married John Andrew Ellis on 11 Oct 1905 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, Oklahoma. Minnie Lenora Counts died on 20 Nov 1951 at Hobart, Kiowa Co, Oklahoma, at age 71.
      Minnie Counts was a schoolteacher who lived in Hobart, OK.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.
  2. [S488] Counts Family Records.

Olive Bessie Counts1

F, ID# 814, (1 Nov 1890 - 11 Dec 1984)
Father:George Washington Counts (Apr 1852 - 17 Apr 1916)
Mother:Clara Jeffries (Jul 1851 - 2 Jan 1919)
     Olive Bessie Counts was born on 1 Nov 1890 at Arkansas City, Arkansas Co, Arkansas. She was the daughter of George Washington Counts and Clara Jeffries. Olive Bessie Counts married (Unknown) Kilpatrick a 1910. Olive Bessie Counts died on 11 Dec 1984 at Newberry, Newberry Co, South Carolina, at age 94.
      Bessie Counts was working as a school teacher in 1910 and living with her parents in Hobart, Oklahoma. She later lived in Elk City, OK.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.

Ora Counts1

F, ID# 815, (Oct 1887 - )
Father:George Washington Counts (Apr 1852 - 17 Apr 1916)
Mother:Clara Jeffries (Jul 1851 - 2 Jan 1919)
     Ora Counts was born in Oct 1887 at Arkansas City, Arkansas Co, Arkansas. She was the daughter of George Washington Counts and Clara Jeffries. Ora Counts married (Unknown) Smith a 1907.
      Ora Counts was a schoolteacher and lived in Waco, TX.

Citations

  1. [S486] Interview, Claude Curtley Counts (1901-1984), 1983.

Shirley Anna Hilty1

F, ID# 816
Father:Glenn Wingate Hilty (21 Oct 1904 - 1994)
Mother:Itha Jane Allgire (26 Apr 1913 - 17 Feb 1993)
     Shirley Anna Hilty is the daughter of Glenn Wingate Hilty and Itha Jane Allgire. Shirley Anna Hilty married COL Gerald 'Jerry' Lamar Schmidt, son of Frederick Lamar Schmidt and Juanita 'Jan' Bessie Counts, on 27 Feb 1965 at Shelbyville, Indiana.

Citations

  1. [S1] "Virginia Winslett Research."

Herbert Calvin Wright1

M, ID# 817, (28 Mar 1925 - 30 Dec 2012)
Father:Lafayette R. Wright (25 May 1889 - 29 May 1974)
Mother:Jessie Luetta "Lue" Hawk (15 Jul 1893 - 19 Oct 1974)
     Herbert Calvin Wright was born on 28 Mar 1925 at Alabama. He was the son of Lafayette R. Wright and Jessie Luetta "Lue" Hawk. Herbert Calvin Wright married Dorothy Mae Dillard on 18 May 1945 at Montgomery, Alabama. Herbert Calvin Wright died on 30 Dec 2012 at Montgomery Co, Alabama, at age 87.

Citations

  1. [S400] Stephen Weathers Family Records.

Betty Ann Winslett1

F, ID# 818
Father:George Harper Winslett (22 May 1894 - 19 Apr 1973)
Mother:Ethel Lenna Horn (15 Nov 1899 - 2006)
     Betty Ann Winslett is the daughter of George Harper Winslett and Ethel Lenna Horn. Betty Ann Winslett married Chelse Landis Nash on 5 Sep 1959 at Wilton Baptist Church, Wilton, Shelby Co, Alabama.

Child of Betty Ann Winslett and Chelse Landis Nash

Citations

  1. [S15] Betty & Cyndi Nash Research.

Dorothy Mae Dillard1

F, ID# 819, (2 Feb 1927 - 25 Feb 2008)
     Dorothy Mae Dillard was born on 2 Feb 1927 at Alabama. She married Herbert Calvin Wright, son of Lafayette R. Wright and Jessie Luetta "Lue" Hawk, on 18 May 1945 at Montgomery, Alabama. Dorothy Mae Dillard died on 25 Feb 2008 at Montgomery, Montgomery Co, Alabama, at age 81.

Citations

  1. [S400] Stephen Weathers Family Records.

Ada "Odie" L. Wright1

M, ID# 820, (16 Nov 1915 - 10 Aug 1959)
Father:Lafayette R. Wright (25 May 1889 - 29 May 1974)
Mother:Jessie Luetta "Lue" Hawk (15 Jul 1893 - 19 Oct 1974)
     Ada "Odie" L. Wright was born on 16 Nov 1915 at Elmore Co, Alabama. He was the son of Lafayette R. Wright and Jessie Luetta "Lue" Hawk. Ada "Odie" L. Wright married Mary D. Jarrett on 5 Dec 1936 at Wetumpka, Elmore Co, Alabama. Ada "Odie" L. Wright died on 10 Aug 1959 at Montgomery, Montgomery Co, Alabama, at age 43.
      Odie Wright's first marriage was witnessed by Henry and Robert Wright. Odie was also noted as Adie on the 1930 census and his death record.

Citations

  1. [S400] Stephen Weathers Family Records.

Grady Herbert Wright1

M, ID# 821, (13 Mar 1918 - 24 Mar 2005)
Father:Lafayette R. Wright (25 May 1889 - 29 May 1974)
Mother:Jessie Luetta "Lue" Hawk (15 Jul 1893 - 19 Oct 1974)
     Grady Herbert Wright was born on 13 Mar 1918 at Alabama. He was the son of Lafayette R. Wright and Jessie Luetta "Lue" Hawk. Grady Herbert Wright married Doris Harrelson a 1942. Grady Herbert Wright died on 24 Mar 2005 at Montgomery, Montgomery Co, Alabama, at age 87.

Citations

  1. [S400] Stephen Weathers Family Records.

Mary Louden Wright1

F, ID# 822, (c 1923 - 10 Feb 1936)
Father:Lafayette R. Wright (25 May 1889 - 29 May 1974)
Mother:Jessie Luetta "Lue" Hawk (15 Jul 1893 - 19 Oct 1974)
     Mary Louden Wright was born c 1923 at Alabama. She was the daughter of Lafayette R. Wright and Jessie Luetta "Lue" Hawk. Mary Louden Wright died on 10 Feb 1936 at Montgomery, Mondgomery Co, Alabama.

Citations

  1. [S400] Stephen Weathers Family Records.

Jewel Kathleen Thatch1

F, ID# 823, (19 Sep 1907 - 21 Dec 1988)
Father:Oscar Walker Thatch (28 Feb 1873 - 12 Dec 1961)
Mother:Dixie Susan "Ann" Hickey (1 Apr 1880 - 11 Feb 1943)
     Jewel Kathleen Thatch was born on 19 Sep 1907 at Orange Co, California. She was the daughter of Oscar Walker Thatch and Dixie Susan "Ann" Hickey. Jewel Kathleen Thatch married Samuel D. Pemberton on 22 Sep 1923 at Santa Ana, Orange Co, California. Jewel Kathleen Thatch died on 21 Dec 1988 at San Bernardino Co, California, at age 81.

Child of Jewel Kathleen Thatch and Samuel D. Pemberton

Citations

  1. [S400] Stephen Weathers Family Records.

Kathleen Adele Michaels1

F, ID# 824
Father:Willard Paul Michaels (20 Nov 1924 - 5 Jan 1996)
Mother:Virginia Charlotte Pemberton
     Kathleen Adele Michaels is the daughter of Willard Paul Michaels and Virginia Charlotte Pemberton. Kathleen Adele Michaels married Thomas Trassare a 1970.

Child of Kathleen Adele Michaels and Thomas Trassare

Citations

  1. [S400] Stephen Weathers Family Records.

Thomas Trassare

M, ID# 825
     Thomas Trassare married Kathleen Adele Michaels, daughter of Willard Paul Michaels and Virginia Charlotte Pemberton, a 1970.

Child of Thomas Trassare and Kathleen Adele Michaels

Joe Trassare

M, ID# 826
Father:Thomas Trassare
Mother:Kathleen Adele Michaels
     Joe Trassare is the son of Thomas Trassare and Kathleen Adele Michaels. Joe Trassare married Lisa Michelle Post Joyner a 1999.

Pamela Jane McDonald1

F, ID# 827
Father:Wallace L. McDonald (9 May 1930 - 30 Jun 1994)
Mother:Dorris Laverne Weathers
     Pamela Jane McDonald is the daughter of Wallace L. McDonald and Dorris Laverne Weathers. Pamela Jane McDonald married Larry Grantham a 1977.

Citations

  1. [S633] Scott McDonald Research.

Evelyn Elizabeth Weathers1,2

F, ID# 828, (c 1928 - 5 Jan 2006)
Father:Lemuel "Lem" McDuffie Weathers (16 Jul 1894 - 14 Oct 1965)
Mother:Mary Francis Garris (1901 - Feb 1949)
     Evelyn Elizabeth Weathers was born c 1928 at Coosa Co, Alabama. She was the daughter of Lemuel "Lem" McDuffie Weathers and Mary Francis Garris. Evelyn Elizabeth Weathers married Arthur Bass Riley on 15 Nov 1943 at Russell Co, Alabama. Evelyn Elizabeth Weathers died on 5 Jan 2006 at Columbus, Georgia.

Citations

  1. [S638] Tom Weathers and Amanda Beam.
  2. [S645] Weathers - Beam Records.

James Michael Riley1

M, ID# 829
Father:Arthur Bass Riley (20 Apr 1927 - 1 Jul 1984)
Mother:Evelyn Elizabeth Weathers (c 1928 - 5 Jan 2006)
     James Michael Riley is the son of Arthur Bass Riley and Evelyn Elizabeth Weathers. James Michael Riley married Jeanette Johnson a 1975.

Citations

  1. [S638] Tom Weathers and Amanda Beam.

Mary Francis Garris1

F, ID# 830, (1901 - Feb 1949)
     Mary Francis Garris was born in 1901 at Shelby Co, Alabama. She married Lemuel "Lem" McDuffie Weathers, son of Hiram Floyd Weathers and Sarah Alabama "Bama" Crawford, a 1915. Mary Francis Garris died in Feb 1949 at Sylacauga, Alabama.

Children of Mary Francis Garris and Lemuel "Lem" McDuffie Weathers

Citations

  1. [S645] Weathers - Beam Records.

Cynthia Baker

F, ID# 831, (c 1812 - )
     Cynthia Baker was born c 1812 at Georgia.

Sir John Woods I1,2,3,4,5,6

M, ID# 832, (1628 - 1689)
Father:Richard Woods7 (1610 - 1674)
Charts:Susan Paulding Ruff * lineage
     Sir John Woods I was born in 1628 at England. He was the son of Richard Woods.7 Sir John Woods I immigrated in 1649 to Ireland. He died in 1689. He was buried at Co Meath, Leinster, Irish Republic.
      Sir John Woods I lived in Yorkshire, England. John served as a captain and cavalryman in Oliver Cromwell's army which invaded Ireland in 1649. He liked County Meath, Ireland so well he made it his home. All the Protestant Woods of Ireland ultimately descend from this man according to an article citing Landed Gentry, England by Burke of Burke's Peerage publications page 2267, no edition/year.

As of 2017 according to Woods family researcher Cecelia Fabox-Becker, the oft-report information that John Woods married Isabella Bruce is likely a myth. No evidence shows any of the several John Woods in Meath, West Meath, Offaly (King's) or Dublin were ever married to an Isabella much less an Isabella Bruce.

Children of Sir John Woods I

Citations

  1. [S3] "Elizabeth Harriet Perry Research."
  2. [S121] Rev. Thomas Boyer Ruff (born 1887), Ruff Forebears, 1962.
  3. [S17] Rev. Neander M. Woods, Woods-McAfee Memorial.
  4. [S76] Mrs. John Russell Sampson (1854- ), Kith and Kin.
  5. [S85] Melba Woods Rugg, Patsy Woods Young, Woods - Campbell Family.
  6. [S86] Charles Hamiton Young, Wallace-Frierson Family.
  7. [S10] Unsourced Data.

Larry Grantham1

M, ID# 833
     Larry Grantham married Pamela Jane McDonald, daughter of Wallace L. McDonald and Dorris Laverne Weathers, a 1977.

Citations

  1. [S633] Scott McDonald Research.

Mary Campbell1,2,3,4,5,6,7

F, ID# 834, (1682 - 1742)
Father:Unknown Campbell (a 1657 - 1752)
     Mary Campbell was born in 1682 at Argyll Co, Scotland. She was the daughter of Unknown Campbell. Mary Campbell married Michael Woods, son of Sir John Andrew Woods II and Elizabeth Woods, in 1705. Mary Campbell died in 1742 at Albemarle Co, Virginia.
      The work on Mary Campbell's line remains underway while searching for additional records. Numerous Campbell clans left Scotland and went to the Ulster area of Northern Ireland. Several lines immigrated to America together as well. Some researchers noted Mary Campbell's name may have been Mary Catherine or Mary Margaret.

Mary's marriage record was not found in Scotland; more likely she was married in London where her father was serving in Parliament between 1705-1707. Additionally, brothers Michael and Samuel Woods were in Marlborough's first campaigns with the Irish regiments on the Continent, and every few years a number of men were being sent to London for awards for services such as knighthoods and money. The first such awards were made about 1705. Thus, Michael and Samuel were likely to have been in London at the same time Mary's possible father, the 3rd baron of Auchinbreck who was serving in Parliament and trying to find enough husbands and keep expenses down (he was not that wealthy) for about 13 children. The baron had also just acquired his third wife.

Controversy exists concerning Lady Mary Campbell's lineage. The Clan Campbell Society genealogist confirmed our ancestor Mary Campbell who married Michael Woods was not the third daughter of Sir James Campbell of Auchinbreck, second son of Sir Duncan Campbell, in the service of the Duke of Argyle by his second wife his cousin, Lady Susan Campbell of Cawdor, whose father was Sir Archibald Campbell. Mary Campbell was born about 1682-1688; Sir James Campbell of Auchinbreck died 14 Oct 1756 at the age of 74 thus dating his birth as 1681 or 1682 -- about the same time Mary was born. Another unproven theory was Mary was distantly related to the Duke of Argyle through a different line.

As of 2017 Woods family researcher Cecelia Fabos-Becker reported the two Campbell females who married two Woods brothers are Campbells of Skeldon in Ireland. The Campbells of Skeldon were a cadet house to Campbells of Cessnock, itself cadet to the Campbells of Loudon. In fact, the main line went extinct and the head of the Campbells of Cessnock became Earl of Loudon at one point. The family was originally from Ayrshire in Scotland, and came with the Montgomery Laird of Braidstane who became Viscount Ards in County Down. They were related through their maternal line the Shaw family. The on-line original papers, some digitized materials and her transcriptions of the Campbells and the Montgomery family are on her website www.AmeriCeltic.net at ancestors/documents and ancestors/sources.

Sisters Mary and Elizabeth Campbell who married the Woods brothers are not the sisters of Gilbert Campbell. Gilbert Campbell, third son of the baronet of Auchinbreck, married Prudence Osman and their daughter, Prudence Campbell married Andrew Hays. The Mary and Elizabeth in legal and will records who are sisters of Gilbert appear to be younger half sisters and they stayed in the UK and did not immigrate. Gilbert was the son of Sir James Campbell whose will named daughters Elizabeth Woods and Mary Woods, a Stuart daughter, and sons including Gilbert Campbell.

Children of Mary Campbell and Michael Woods

Citations

  1. [S90] Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta Co, VA.
  2. [S121] Rev. Thomas Boyer Ruff (born 1887), Ruff Forebears, 1962.
  3. [S3] "Elizabeth Harriet Perry Research."
  4. [S43] John S. Wurts, Magna Carta.
  5. [S76] Mrs. John Russell Sampson (1854- ), Kith and Kin.
  6. [S77] Leslie Lyle Campbell, Campbell Clan in Virginia.
  7. [S518] Cecilia Fabos-Becker Research.

Magdalena Woods1,2,3

F, ID# 835, (c 1706 - c 1800)
Father:Samuel Woods I (a 1681 - )
Mother:Elizabeth Campbell (a 1685 - )
     Magdalena Woods was born c 1706 at Ireland. She was the daughter of Samuel Woods I and Elizabeth Campbell. Magdalena Woods married CPT John McDowell, son of Ephraim McDowell and Margaret Irvine, in 1733 at Ireland.2 Magdalena Woods immigrated in 1733. She married Benjamin Borden II, son of Benjamin Borden I, in 1744 at Timber Grove Meeting House, Augusta Co, Virginia. Magdalena Woods married COL John Bowyer in 1754. Magdalena Woods died c 1800 at Lexington, Virginia.
      According to testimony in suits in Augusta Co, VA records and transport records found in Albemarle Co, VA Magdalena Woods married John McDowell as his second wife in 1733 in Ireland and immigrated soon after with him, his father and other members of the McDowell family. She was about 21 when married, this means she was born in about 1711 -- not 1706 as often reported. Her son Samuel was born in Pennsylvania after they emigrated.

Her sister-in-law Mary McDowell Greenlee described Magdalena's arrival in the Valley: "With her family she rode a white stallion wearing a green velvet riding habit that fell to the ground, and with a hat with twelve ostrich plumes." In the space of the next two years, the McDowell's built a log home, cleared and planted crops of hemp, rye and wheat and had two more children James and Sarah. As more people arrived and the settlement grew, Magdalene's home became the center of the community as well as the sales office for the Borden Grant. Her husband John was the land agent representing the Borden interests. One of the visitors received by Magdalene in early 1742 was Benjamin Borden, Jr. who was viewed with coldness and suspicion by Magdalene and the other settlers.

In Dec 1742 the newly appointed Captain John McDowell assembled his militia company in front of the house and marched off to fight the Indians, and it is here that his bloody body was returned and Magdalene prepared him for burial. Magdalene was not completely alone in the wilderness. Her son Samuel was seven and able to help with his three siblings, she had three servants, and there were McDowells, Greenlees, Woods and Wallaces living all around her.

After Magdelana's husband was killed she reportedly "sold herself into servitude." It was not easy being alone and when Benjamin Borden, Jr arrived to take over the land business after his father's death, the temptation was great to change her poor feelings about him. Benjamin had been interested in her even before her first husband died. There was a minor scandal about the quickness of the second marriage, but none of the local families blamed Magdalena; the family made sure that the Bordens paid dearly though. Essentially, Benjamin put her into a situation where she could not refuse his offer of marriage, even though it was less than one year after John McDowell died. It was not that something had necessarily happened, but Benjamin made sure it appeared there had been a compromising situation. Being a survivor Magdalena married Borden even though she thought him uncouth. The decision ultimately made her quite wealthy. They were married and he moved into the homestead. She had two more children by him, Martha and Hannah, before he and Hannah died from the smallpox epidemic in 1753.

Magdalena was one of the three women who placed their names on the call for the pastoral services of the Rev. John Brown to the Timber Ridge and New Providence Churches. When the Rev. John Blair "set in church order" the people of the Timber Grove Meeting House in 1746, Magdalena Borden placed her name on the roster; Benjamin Borden, Jr., being a Quaker as was his father before him, never became a member. Her signature to the call for the Rev. Brown indicates she was recognized as one of the mainstays of the congregation.

Magdalena was now executrix of two estates, probably the wealthiest if not the most eligible widow on the Borden tract, the richest woman west of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a famous beauty. She was a woman known for her decided force of character. Magdalena was described as tall and straight, handsome with dazzling white skin, big blue eyes, long yellow hair, a witty tongue, and great charm. An old letter tells of her riding a famous black stallion in a hunter's green riding coat with gold buttons and a bonnet of many plumes.

A young schoolteacher named John Boyer won her affections and in 1754 they were married. Magdalena's third husband, a school teacher, some-time accountant and estate manager named John Bowyer, came into the area as a younger son of a decent family. None of her children were grown yet and her household and estate were a mess. Bowyer brought order to her life. There was friction from the beginning; many said he was a pretender to the throne -- that he married Magdelene for her money. Others said he saved the business by bringing coherence and stability to a land business that was in a mess. He was charged with being extravagant and irresponsible in running the tract and by manipulation gaining control of Magdelene’s property. A vague family traditions was that Magdelene had a prenuptial agreement with John Bowyer, but he destroyed it. According to the custom of the time, his elevated social status would one day bring him the military rank of Captain, then Colonel. He would outlive Magdelena, marry again, and leave a fortune to his nieces and nephews when he died.

Thornhill was an estate that started out as land paid to John McDowell by the Bordens for surveying and helping to bring in settlers -- mostly family -- to the grant so the Bordens could retain it. John Boyer bought the land from the McDowells and added later land purchases to the estate, but did not build the mansion until around 1792. Thorn Hill Plantation mansion is about one-half mile south of Lexington on the left side of Thorn Hill road at what is now 1196 Thorn Hill Road, Lexington, VA in the 1990s. The mansion overlooks beautiful, rolling countryside. Boyer never had any children with Magdalena, yet it was his relatives who inherited Thornhill. Thus, the inheritance lawsuits unfolded; first the McDowell children had to sue to get their land, then Magdalena and Benjamin Borden’s only surviving daughter and her spouse had to sue John Bowyer.

Bowyer went on to become one of the first Justices of Rockbridge Co, VA along with his stepson Samuel McDowell, and remained a judge for 32 years and a State Delegate for 49 years. Magdalene lived to be about 90 years old and witnessed the founding of Lexington and Rockbridge, the birth of our nation, and the birth of many, many grandchildren. (Alex Taylor p. 391,Rockbridge County Heritage Book 1778-1997.

In identifying all the parties to the suits, the testimony laid out a lot of relationships. Additionally, two wills among the sons of Peter Wallace and Martha Woods identify Magdalena as Martha’s sister and the aunt of famous Captain Adam Wallace -- the tragic hero of the Waxhaws Massacre, killed by Tarleton’s men.

Magdalena died soon after the end of a witchcraft trial against her and her sister-in-law Mary Elizabeth McDowell Greenlee. That trial was underway in 1795 and maybe extended into 1796. There are mentions of it in Chalkley's Chronicles and it fills up two volumes of court records in Augusta Co. Magdalena died near the Timber Ridge Church.

Children of Magdalena Woods and CPT John McDowell

Children of Magdalena Woods and Benjamin Borden II

Citations

  1. [S3] "Elizabeth Harriet Perry Research."
  2. [S17] Rev. Neander M. Woods, Woods-McAfee Memorial.
  3. [S518] Cecilia Fabos-Becker Research.

CPT John McDowell1,2

M, ID# 836, (c 1707 - 25 Dec 1742)
Father:Ephraim McDowell (1673 - c 1737)
Mother:Margaret Irvine (a 1680 - )
     CPT John McDowell was born c 1707 at Co Londonderry, Ireland. He was the son of Ephraim McDowell and Margaret Irvine. CPT John McDowell married Magdalena Woods, daughter of Samuel Woods I and Elizabeth Campbell, in 1733 at Ireland.3 CPT John McDowell immigrated in 1733. He died on 25 Dec 1742 at Balcony Falls, Virginia. He was buried at 'Red House', Rockbridge Co, Virginia.
      When John McDowell first came to Virginia he stayed at the home of John Lewis, his cousin before proceeding to the John Borden land grant for which John McDowell became the surveyor. Magdelene's relatives also moved onto the Borden grant, including Peter Wallace junior with his wife Martha, who was Magdelene's sister. They located their farms next to one another on a massive ridge abundant with timber and called it Timber Ridge. Their plantations were built right in the middle of the Indian Trail.

Unlike the other settlers in the region, John stripped the bark from the logs when he built his log cabin and stained the wood red. His house thus became known as the Red House. On 28 Feb 1739 John McDowell made an oath at Orange Co, VA Court that he imported himself, his wife Magdalene, his son Samuel, and John Rutter -- his servant from Great Britian -- in the year 1737, a year which does not align with other records, but was likely given in order to quality for free land.

John McDowell was given the rank of captain in the militia. About 1 Dec 1742 a party of Indians came into the settlement in Borden's Grant on the way to raid another tribe. The Indians were entertained for a day by CPT McDowell and even treated with whiskey and then moved on. "They hunted, went to the homes of white people, scaring women and children, taking what they wanted, and shot horses running at large." Colonel Patton ordered CPT McDowell to locate the Indians and escort them away from the area which he did. At Balcony Falls where the North River comes into the James River the two forces met again, and when CPT McDowell stepped forward under a white flag he was killed.

Children of CPT John McDowell and Magdalena Woods

Citations

  1. [S3] "Elizabeth Harriet Perry Research."
  2. [S90] Joseph A. Waddell, Annals of Augusta Co, VA.
  3. [S17] Rev. Neander M. Woods, Woods-McAfee Memorial.

Benjamin Borden II1

M, ID# 837, (a 1706 - Apr 1753)
Father:Benjamin Borden I (a 1680 - )
     Benjamin Borden II was born a 1706. He was the son of Benjamin Borden I. Benjamin Borden II married Magdalena Woods, daughter of Samuel Woods I and Elizabeth Campbell, in 1744 at Timber Grove Meeting House, Augusta Co, Virginia. Benjamin Borden II died in Apr 1753.

Children of Benjamin Borden II and Magdalena Woods

Citations

  1. [S36] Edmund Pendleton Tompkins (1868-1952), Rockbridge Co, VA History.

COL John Bowyer1,2,3

M, ID# 838, (a 1726 - 1806)
     COL John Bowyer was born a 1726. He married Magdalena Woods, daughter of Samuel Woods I and Elizabeth Campbell, in 1754. COL John Bowyer died in 1806. He was buried at 'Thorn Hill' Plantation, Lexington, Rockbridge Co, Virginia.

Citations

  1. [S3] "Elizabeth Harriet Perry Research."
  2. [S36] Edmund Pendleton Tompkins (1868-1952), Rockbridge Co, VA History.
  3. [S518] Cecilia Fabos-Becker Research.

ENS William Anderson I1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, ID# 839, (c 1722 - 1793)
Father:John Anderson I (a 1691 - )
Mother:Margaret (Unknown) (a 1696 - 1764)
Charts:Susan Paulding Ruff * lineage
     ENS William Anderson I was born c 1722 at Ireland. He was the son of John Anderson I and Margaret (Unknown). ENS William Anderson I immigrated c 1735 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He married Mary Reid, daughter of Joseph Reid, c 1742. ENS William Anderson I married Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of Patrick Campbell I and Elizabeth Taylor, c 1746 at Augusta Co, Virginia. ENS William Anderson I died in 1793 at Augusta Co, Virginia. He was buried at Old Stone Church, Middle River, Augusta Co, Virginia. His estate was probated in Jun 1794 at Augusta Co, Virginia.
      William Anderson and his three brothers John, James and George were of Scot-Irish descent, meaning they had Presbyterian Scot ancestors who immigrated to Ireland in search of religious freedom before immigrating to America. The Anderson brothers immigrated to Pennyslvania where they lived for a while in Lancaster Co, probably in East Nottingham Township, Chester Co, PA. William was likely the youngest of the four brothers. William married first in PA to an Elizabeth, Mary or Margaret Reid who died in childbirth.

William and his brothers likely came to Virginia from Pennsylvania with the first wave of Scot-Irish immigrants who followed the pioneer John Lewis into Augusta Co, VA. Seven or eight heads of families who bore the name of Anderson were among the earliest settlers in the Shenandoah mountain area of Virginia. Four of the families consisting of William and his three brothers settled circa 1738 in the Old Stone Church neighborhood, at what is now Fort Defiance, and were among the first settlers in Augusta Co.

Virginia Land Office records show William and his brothers received from King George II large land grants in Augusta Co, VA as early as 1738. In 1740 William's brother George Anderson went to Orange Co, VA court and stated he imported himself, Elizabeth his wife, William, Margaret, John and Francis Anderson from Ireland to Philadelphia, and then to VA. From 1740 to 1744 records show William received grants amounting to about 1300 acres in Augusta Co, VA. William received a patent for 400 acres on a branch of Cathey's River called Anderson's branch, on the corner of James and John Hogshead's land, just outside Beverley Manor NE. William was granted a patent by Gov. James Blair for 90 acres on the south side of Cathey's River, Augusta Co, VA, bounded by John Moffett and John Francis. The William Anderson home was built on the Middle River south of Long Meadow and adjoined the Moffetts' property.

William added land by purchasing other tracts from 1747 until 1796. In 1747 he purchased 400 acres and later that year deeded to Robert Gilkeson for 75 pounds 400 acres on a branch of Cathey's River called Anderson's Branch, granted to him by patent in 1740 and cornered by the land of James and John Hogshead; his wife Elizabeth released her dower for this land sale. In 1748 Samuel Lusk, a farmer, deeded to William, notes as a yeoman, land on Middle River of Shannadoe, bounded by the land of John Finley. In 1756 William purchased another 82 acres. In 1776 for 200 pounds William and Elizabeth deeded John Daily 400 acres on the North Branch of the James River, opposite an island in Augusta Co, VA.

Numerous records show the Anderson brothers were prominent, influential and always at the front in defense of their country. The History of Orange Co, VA by Scott indicates William Anderson was an ensign in 1742 under Colonel Thomas Patton in Orange Co, VA. In 1760 William served under Col William Byrd and at King's Mountain. He is noted NSSAR Patriot Ancestor number P-103668,

The Anderson brothers were staunch supporters of the Old Stone Church as long as they lived and are said to have been buried in the old cemetery near this church. Neither William Anderson nor is his wife Elizabeth are listed on the index of graves published in 1953, however many early grave markers were wooden and long ago disappeared.

William Anderson's 27 Aug 1792 will proves his wife Elizabeth, his children and their spouses. At the time of his death he owned a plantation and tracts of land which were left in lots of about 200 acres each to his sons. He left daughter Margaret and her husband James Clendening land to be divided with her half sisters and their husbands; son John 244 acres; son Robert 149 acres where Robert lived; son Alexander 200 acres and also apparently the home plantation of 290 acres; ; son George tract known as Burnt Cabbin where George lived;

The name Anderson is Scandinavian and their remote ancestors came with the Danes, who for a time held the eastern coasts of Scotland and England from Pentland Firth to the Humber. The name is now fairly common throughout Scotland; in the highlands it is MacAndrew and in the lowlands it is Anderson.


Alice Gedge's detailed sources:

(1) "Anderson Genealogy," by Mary Lynn Steward (1915/1916), typed manuscript from Miss Elizabeth Perry, Staunton, VA, 1976. Cites:
(a) Lyman C. Draper Collection, letter of George Christian.
(b) Virginia Land Office Records 1738-1747.
(c) "History of Orange Co., VA," by Scott.
(d) Elizabeth Thurman Edington of Tucson, AZ, deceased 1952; left her records to cousin Mr. J. Eugene Lewis, Chattanooga, TN.
(e) Augusta Co., VA Court record, Dec 1757. Sworn statement of Margaret Anderson.
(f) Will of Margaret Anderson, Augusta Co., VA, Will Bk 3, p.311.
(g) Will of William Anderson, Augusta Co., VA, Will Bk 8, p.114, dtd 27 Aug 1792, proved Jun 1794.
(h) Orange Co., VA, Order Book B, p.158, 22 May 1740, statement of George Anderson.
(2) Janet Beall Broadbent, Beall Broadbent Family Org., Inc., Los Altos, CA. Cites:
(a) Unproved will of William Anderson 1780.
(b) Will of William Anderson cited in 1g.
(c) Will of Margaret Anderson cited in 1f.
(d) Anderson Genealogy, 1 above.
(e) Records of Augusta Co., VA, by Chalkey, Vol. 3 - Land Grant 1740.
(f) Marriages of Augusta Co., VA 1785-1816, by Chalkey, Vol. 1.
(3) Samuel O. Ruff, Arlington, VA. Cites: (a) Mrs. Beverley Suter, Staunton, VA.
(4) "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800," by Lyman Chalkley, (Genealogical Pub. Co., Baltimore, 1966). Vol. 1, p.387; Vol. 2, p.166-167; Vol. 3, p.203. FHL #975.591/F2s.
(5) "Gleanings of Virginia History," by William Fletcher Boogher (1965) p.308-309. FHL #975.5 H2bw.
(6) Susan McNair. E-mail: susiemac@open.org (1998). Cites: (a) Family Bible of Jane Anderson Henninger, daughter of John Anderson/Rebecca Melissa Maxwell.
(7) Arlis Anderson Renfro, Vancouver, WA (1998). Cites: (a) Sarah Suter, Staunton, VA.
(8) "William Anderson Family - The Campbell Connections," by William L. Anderson, Bethesda, MD (2005). Cites:
(a) "The King's Mountain Men," by Katherine Keogh White, George Christian letter to Lyman Draper, 4 Dec 1842.
(b) "Chronicles," by Chalkey, p.425, citing Vol. III, p.303.
(9) "Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia" (http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Early_Settlers_of_Augusta_County%2C_Virginia, 10 Mar 2012). Cites:
(a) Augusta Co. Historical Society.
(b) "Ulster-Scots in Virginia, from Pennsylvania to Shenandoah," by Richard McMaster.
(c) "Kegley's Virginia Frontier: The Beginning of the Southwest," by E.F. Kegley.
(d) Wikipedia.
(e) Rootsweb.
(f) J. R. Hildebrand map.
(g) "Skillern and Allied Families," by Jo Thiessen.
(h) "Skillern Family History and Genealogy, Including the Family of John and Rebecca Maxwell Anderson," comp. by Darlene R. Appell and Ethelmae Eylar Carter, p.27.
(i) "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800," by Lyman Chalkley, p.75, 107, 114, 119, 129, 221, 231, 241, 325, 340, 366, 370, 395, 472, 521, 789.

Child of ENS William Anderson I and Mary Reid

Children of ENS William Anderson I and Elizabeth Campbell

Citations

  1. [S3] "Elizabeth Harriet Perry Research."
  2. [S121] Rev. Thomas Boyer Ruff (born 1887), Ruff Forebears, 1962.
  3. [S193] "Scots Ancestral Homes."
  4. [S9] "Davidson Family History."
  5. [S464] Mary Lynn Steward, Anderson Genealogy.
  6. [S430] Joseph McClester, Scotch-Irish in America.
  7. [S519] Lyman Chalkley(1861-1934), Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish.

Elizabeth Campbell1,2

F, ID# 840, (a 1726 - c 1799)
Father:Patrick Campbell I3 (1696 - 1769)
Mother:Elizabeth Taylor3 (c 1699 - c 1753)
Charts:Susan Paulding Ruff * lineage
     Elizabeth Campbell was born a 1726 at Ireland. She was the daughter of Patrick Campbell I and Elizabeth Taylor.3 Elizabeth Campbell married ENS William Anderson I, son of John Anderson I and Margaret (Unknown), c 1746 at Augusta Co, Virginia. Elizabeth Campbell died c 1799 at Augusta Co, Virginia. Her estate was probated on 27 Nov 1804 at Augusta Co, Virginia.
      Alice Gedge's detailed sources about Elizabeth Campbell:

(1) "Anderson Genealogy," by Mary Lynn Steward (1915/1916), typed manuscript from Miss Elizabeth Perry, Staunton, VA, 1976. Cites: (a) Will of William Anderson, Augusta Co., VA Will Bk 8, p.114.
(2) Arlis Anderson Renfro, Vancouver, WA (1998). Cites: (a) Genealogy by Dorothy York?, received from Theresa Hodge, thodge@magicnet.net.
(3) K. Witt. E-mail: witt_k@firn.edu (2005).
(4) "William Anderson Family - The Campbell Conections," by William L. Anderson, Bethesda, MD (2005). Cites: (a) "The Bulletin of William Anderson Family Association" (Winter 1984), Skillern family historian Darlene Appell, citing Maxwell family history. (b) Blakemore family genealogy. (c) Steward family genealogy. (d) Bristol, VA historian Bud Phillips, citing correspondence between Gov. David Campbell of VA and Joseph Rhea Anderson of Bristol, VA, Duke University. (e) "Origins of the Campbells" (http://members.tripod.com/~philnorf.origins.htm). (f) "Annals of Augusta County, Virginia 1726-1871," by Waddell, p.147-150. (g) Draft history of Arthur Campbell by historian Gordon Arinhome (Library of VA, Richmond). (h) Orange Co., VA importation record (VAGenWeb, Addendum 2). (i) Augusta Co., VA Will Bk 9, p.398.
(5) "Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia" (http://www.werelate.org/wiki/, 6 Oct 2009).

Children of Elizabeth Campbell and ENS William Anderson I

Citations

  1. [S3] "Elizabeth Harriet Perry Research."
  2. [S121] Rev. Thomas Boyer Ruff (born 1887), Ruff Forebears, 1962.
  3. [S9] "Davidson Family History."