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Edmund Pendleton's public career as Burgess, Member of Convention,
Speaker of House of Delegates and Judge. He states that the dates, and


some of the facts in his sketch are taken from a manuscript account of
himself, written by Pendleton in his latter days. Mr. Grigsby adds, that
this may be seen in the archives of the Virginia Historical Society.

But it has gone astray, and is not there now. Luckily, however, it is
also printed in the Norfolk, Virginia, Beacon, of October 3, 1834. Camp-
bell's History of Virginia, with Mr. Grigsby, evidently follows this ac-
count for dates, and gives Pendleton's birth as in the year 1721; also the
fact that he was bound as an apprentice to Colonel Benjamin Robinson,
of Caroline County, Virginia, while in his fourteenth year.

I have an entry from the Order Book for Caroline County, Virginia,
which throws some additional light upon the obscure early history of
this remarkable Virginian. From this his father's name will be learned.
If Pendleton was, as stated by himself, in his fourteenth year when bound
as an apprentice, he must have been bom in 1720, instead of 1721, or
was a year older at that time, than he imagined himself. The indenture
is also interesting as showing that Pendleton was bovind to learn "all
things belonging to a Clerks office."

J. H. Whitty.

At a Court held for Caroline County on Friday the 14th day March ,

William Woodford Thos. Catlett \

John Martin Wm. Taliaferro r^^' J"^^''^^^-

Its ordered and considered of the Court that Edmund Pendleton, son
of Henry Pendleton Dec'ed, be bound (and is hereby boimd), unto Benj
Robinson, Clerk of this Court, to serve him the full end, and term of six
years and six months as an apprentice, to be brought up in the said office,
which time the said apprentice his master faithfully shall serve, accord-
ing to the usage and custom of apprentices. In consideration whereof
the said Benjamin Robinson doth agree, that he will use the utmost of
his endeavors to instruct his said apprentice in all things belonging to
a clerks office, and that he will provide for him sufficient meat, drink,
apparill, &c fitting for an apprentice during y's s'd time.

From the records of the Order Book.
A Copy.

Teste. Thomas W. Valentine, Deputy Clerk."

Nelson— Teac kle

Hand holding fleur-de-lys
Palman qui Meruit Ferati.

Thomas Nelson or Neylson of York Merchant of the Staple. Lord
Mayor of York 1454-14G5. His will proved March 22, 1184-5. One of


the Lord Mayors direct decendants by Joan his wife was William of
Belfast Co. York. Married Elinor Oglethorpe of that place.

Their son William was of Bedale County, York. His son Robert
Nelson of Barnard's Inn London was buried at St. Dtmstans in the West,

December 21, 1641. Will proved 1642. He married Helen .

Their son Robert admitted to Grey's Inn March 11, 1630. Will proved
August 4, 1698. M. Mary the daughter of St. John Temple, Staunton
Bury, Kent & Sister of Sir Thomas Temple, Bart. Gov. of Nova Scotia.
Their only daughter, Margaret, married Rev. Thomas Teackle.

Rev. Thos. Teackle Margaret Nelson

John Teackle \ c tt i,

d, > Susanna Upshur

Burgess J

Thomas Teackle ..Eliz. Custis

Thomas Teackle 1735-1784 ]

Rev. Soldier, brother of j Elizabeth Upshur

Severn 1756 J

John Teackle Ann Stockley Upshur

Lavinia Teackle Wm. Graham of Ireland

Wm. Hamilton Graham Isabella Brown

Elizabeth Graham Wm. H. Whitridge

A very interesting old wallet was found in the papers of the late Severn
Teackle Waters decendant of Severn son of Thos^ containing the births
& deaths of his children in Thos. (1711-1769) handwriting. It is now
owned by a great-grand-daughter, Mrs. Giflfin of Baltimore, also a very
interesting record of Severn Teackle's Revolutionary record.

If you so desire I know she would send you copies.

Mrs. W. H. W., Baltimore.

Two Students from Virginia at the University of Edinburgh; with

a note regarding early botanical dissertations by Virginians at the

University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. James Jones of Nottoway County, member of the Virginia Council
of State and member of Congress, [1819-1823], was a graduate, in med-
icine, of the University of Edinburgh, 1796. See his Disputatio Medica
Granguralis de Tetano, Edinburgh, 1796 [Library of Hampden Sidney
College]. This book of 50 pages is dedicated to Dr. George Brown of
Baltimore, and Dr. John Patterson of Virginia. Dr. Jones was a grad-
uate of Hampden Sidney College, 1791.

Dr. David Floumoy of Prince Edward County, (probably a son of
Thomas Floumoy, See Magazine II, 200), was a student at the Univer-
sity of Edinburgh before 1800, as appears from a note book kept by him.
This book came into the possession of the celebrated Dr. John Peter


Mettauer of Prince Edward County, and passed from his library to that
of the late Dr. J. D. Eggleston, whose son, the Hon. J. D. Eggleston,
formerly Superintendent of Public Instruction, now owns the book, as
well as very many other valuable books from the library of Dr. Mettauer.

In this connection, it is of interest to recall the names of certain Vir-
ginians who about 1800 submitted dissertations on botanical subjects for
the doctor's degree at the University of Pennsylvania, under the elder
Barton. Dr. Miller printed a list of such dissertations in his Retro-
spect OF THE Eighteenth Century, New York, 1803, I, p. 511, on
the Kalmia Latifolia and Angustifolia, by George Thomas of Vir-
ginia; on the Prunus Virginiana, by Charles Morris of Virginia; on the
Magnolia Glauca, by Thomas D. Price of Virginia; on the Bignonia
Catalpa, by Robert Holmes of Virginia; on the Polygala Senega,
['About 1740, Dr. Tennant of Virginia published a small work on the
Pleurisy, in which he brought into view the virtues of Seneka Snake root,
before unknown' — Miller, I, 318.], by Thomas Massie of Virginia; on
the Cornus Florida, and Sericea, and the Cinchona Officinalis, by
John M. Walker of Virginia.

Dr. Miller's list contains twelve items only, the authors representing
the States of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and the
'Kingdom of Ireland' . Virginians therefore contributed half the number.
It may be remarked that the "Virginia Doctors" before 1825 in Phila-
delphia were often, if studious, also uproarious.

Of his list, Dr. Miller observes, "The authors of all the dissertations
above-mentioned, reside to the South of New York, excepting the stu-
dent from Ireland." The University of Pennsylvania naturally drew
its patronage from the region south of New York, but Dr. Miller, in
another part of his work (I, 317) brings out the fact that "during the
greater part of the century tmder review, and especially the earlier
periods of it, medical science was cultivated with most success in the
Middle and Southern States.*) A taste for researches in natural his-
tory also appeared, particularly the States of South Carolina, Virginia,
Pennsylvania and New York, long before a similar taste was formed to
the Eastward."

Alfred J. Morrison.

* — Dr. Miller (Professor in the Theological Seminary at Prince-
ton), quotes a letter (I, 491) to him from Bishop Madison, President of
William and Mary— "Dr. McClurg, of our City (Williamsburg), was
educated at this college. After completing the usual course here, he
studied physic at Edinburgh; was a favorite pupil of the celebrated
Black; and gained much applause by his treatise De Calore. Indeed, I
have lately seen in the Annals de Chimic, I think, for the year 1800, the
confession that Dr. McClurg first started the idea concerning heat,
which the French philosophers have since pursued with so much sue-


Lord Effingham

1686 July 5 London Gazette p. 22

London, June 30. This day came into the River the Ship Barnaby
from Virginia, having on Board the Body of the Right Honourable the
Lady Howard of Eflfingham, who died in Virginia; And of her eldest
Daughter Mrs. Margaret Howard, who died in her Passage hither, both
which are to be Interred at Lyngfaeld in Surrey, among the Ancestors
of that Noble Family. This Ship left my Lord Howard very well re-
covered of his late Sickness.

Early Virginians in Maryland
(Communicated by Charles H. Browning, Ardmore, Pa.)

In his book, "Virginia Genealogies," (1891), Mr. Hayden, in his ac-
count of the Ball family, (pp. 52-3), in giving the issue of Col. William
Ball, the presumed immigrant of this family, states:

"1. Richard, d. infant, as he is not named in Col. B's will," (which
was dated 15 Oct. 1680).

Already, it has been sufficiently proved in this Magazine (Vol. VIII.
p. 80), that this "Richard Ball" did not die an infant, as Hayden sup-
posed, but lived to die in 1677, about three years before the date of his
father's will and decease, at what age is imknown, but it was some thirty
years after it was presumed that he "died an infant."

In addition to v^^hat has been recorded of this Richard Ball in this
Magazine, there are the following items from Maryland records, which
also concern other early Virginians.

Baltimore C. H. Record Office, Deed Bk. Lib. IR, No. PP, fo. 88.

"Know all men by these presents, that I, William Clapham, in ye
County of Lancaster, Virginia, have made, and constituted, ordained,
and appointed Mr. Thomas Todd, of Patapsco, Baltimore County, Prov-
ince of Maryland, my la'W'ful Attorney to be acknowledged either in
Baltimore County, or the Provincial Court of Maryland. In Witness, I
have hereunto sett my hand and Seal this 26th Day of May, 1670.

William Clapham.
Signed, sealed and Delivered in the presence of us,

Wm. Ball.
Richard Lunsfield.

"I, Jane Clapham, wife of the above named William Clapham, doe
hereby give, and grant my full and free assent and consent to the Saile
of ye above mentioned 500 acres of Land, and doe hereby constitute and
ordain the above named Mr. Thomas Todd to be my true and Lawful


Attorney to acknowledge the same in any of the Courts above mentioned,
allowing and confirming what he shall doe. Jane Clapham.

(Witnessed as above, by Ball and Limsfield).

These two powers of attorney were part of the following deed of con-

"Whereas, Walter Dickerson by his Ingagement, or condition, under
hand bearing Date 22d Day of Nov. 1639, doth bind and oblige himself,
his heirs and Executors, to take up 500 acres of land in Patapsco River,
in the Province of Md. and to erect two houses, or Edifices thereon, and
to deliver a Patent for the same soe taken up and built upon, to William
Clapham, Sen'r, or his assigns, at or before the first day of Feb. 1660,
as by the said Condition more at large appeareth.

"Now, for as much as ye sd Dickerson failed of Performance of the sd
Condition both in delivering a Patent and building ye sd Houses, which I,
the sd William Clapham, was utterly incapable to force him to in regard
of ye great distance of my residence from him, did therefore on ye 20th
Day of Oct. 1668, for a valuable consideration to me paid by RICHARD
BALL, of Patapsco afsd in ye Province of Maryland, assign and sett over
unto ye sd Richard Ball, his heirs and assigns forever the said Judgement,
or Condition with all my whole right title and claim to and in ye same,
with a Letter of Attorney bearing the same date, to sue for and recover
the sd 500 acres of Land, to his, the said Richard Ball's own proper use
and behoof, by virtue of which Letter of Attorney having treated with
ye said Dickerson hee ingaged himself by the first of month last past,
1669, to deliver to said Richard Ball a Patent for 500 acres of Land lying
in Patapsco River, aforesaid, which hath remained upon Record in the
sd Province since ye year * * * *

"Entered by said Dickerson, in the said Clapham's name, to be the
Land for satisfaction of ye said Condition, and then also to build ye said
Houses, but hath not yet performed the said promises, nor put into ac-
tual possession thereof. "Now, these presents thereof Witness, that I, the
sd WILLIAM CLAPHAM, doe here by from myself, my heirs and admin-
istrators, grant, bargain and sell and confirm unto the sd RICHARD
BALL, his heirs and assigns, forever, 500 acres of Land, with all Edi-
fices and priveleges thereunto appertaining, or belonging, and for the
better and more authentique confirmation of ye said Saile have ap-
pointed Mr. Thomas Todd of Patapsco, to be my true and Lawful At-
torney to act for me and in my name to acknowledge the same.

William Clapham."

William Clapham, Sr. and Jr., are noticed in this Magazine, in Vols.
IV. p. 81, V. pp. 159. 431, XII. p. 404, XIII, p. 129, showing that William
Clapham was a grantee for Va. land as early as 1635, and that he and
his son were tithables in Lancaster Co. and officers of the parish church,
1652, &c.


Richard Ball died intestate in Maryland, in 1677, and his father. Col.
William Ball, administered on his estate, and after paying the debts,
what was left of the aforesaid 500 acres went to his only child, Hannah,
wife of Thomas Everest, also a Lancaster Co. man, who was"an evidence"
to the signature of Col. Wm. Ball affixed to his will, 5 Oct. 1680. The
Everests sold the tract, by deed dated 12 May 1681, to Nathaniel Hinch-
man, and removed into Calvart Co., where they lived at The Cliffs,
in 1683. The tract, known as "Clapham Point," lay in "the East side
of the Patapsco River," in Baltimore Co. Md. and in time was divided
and sold. Col. John Thomas, by indenture dated 6 Nov. 1700, sold 102
acres of it "for £140 of good Lawful money of England."

Further as to Mr. Hayden's "Ball" pedigree, (p. 65), he states that
Capt. Joseph Ball, of "Coan," No'd Co., will proved in 1721, m. Mary,
dau. of Col. Nicholas Spencer. This is an error. His wife was Mary,
dau. of Spencer Mottram. Mr. Hayden also was uncertain as to who was
the wife of Capt. George Ball, (p. 66), will proved in 1746. She wa*
Grace, dau. of Anthony Haynie, will proved in 1709, and his wife, Sarah,
dau. of Major John Harris, will proved in 1713. This Sarah m. 2d,
Francis Waddy, of No'd Co. And Capt. Ball's son Joseph (p. 67) m.
Hannah, dau. of Capt. William Haynie and his wife, Jane Waddy, andsaid
Joseph Ball's sister Sarah Ball, m. Christopher Dameron, of Wicomico,
will proved in 1764.

Entries in Read Bible

The Revd Thomas Read was bom on Gwyns Island in Virginia, 18th
March 1748 [he died 1826], and was married to Sarah Magruder Daugh-
ter of Zadok and Rachel Magruder 14th October 1779 — Sarah his wife
was bom 23d Jime 1755; and had Issue as in record of Births —

The Revd Thomas Read, is the son of Gwyn and Dorothy Read, who
was the daughter of the Revd Mr. Clack & Jane his wife, bom 24
August 1714, they had Issue —

1. Robert Read born 4 April 1734.

2. Lucy Read bom 26 Deer. 1735.

3. James Read bom 20 Mar. 1737.

4. Gwyn Read born 5 Apl. 1740.

5. Dorothy Read bom 11 Nov. 1742.

6. Jane Read bom 25 Nov. 1744.

7. John Read born 12 Mar. 1746.

8. Thomas Read bom 18 Mar. 1748.

9. Mary Read bom 27 May 1751.

10. Mildred Read bom 30 May 1753.

11. William Read bom 20 July 1755.

12. Francis Read bom 6 Augt. 1756.

13. William Read bom 25 Oct. 1758.


The Revd Thomas Read's children —

1. John Magruder Read bom July 12th 1780.

2. Ann Read bom June 8th 1783.

3. Elizabeth Read bom Jany. 12th 1787.

4. Robert Read bom Apl. 22nd 1789.

5. Susanna Read bom July 4th 1791,

6. Thomas Read bom May 7th 1794.

7. James Read bora June 4th 1796.

Deaths of the above —

Ann Read died 14 June 1783.

Gwyn Read, Father of the Revd Thomas Read died June 1762 — Doro-
thy his wife May 1797.

Col. Zadok Magmder died 12 April 1811 aged 81. Rachel his wife
died 8th Jany 1807— The Father and mother of Sarah Read wife of the
Rev. Thomas Read.

Marriages —

John Magruder Read to Mary Ann Clark the 9 November 1802.
Susanna Read to Alexr. Suter April 20, 1815.
Robert Read to Jane Lynn Lackland Oct. 21st 1817.

[Gwyn Reade, who died Jime 1762, was son of Benjamin Reade and
grandson of Col. George Reade. See William and Mary Quarterly, XV,

Will of Christian Eppes — 1799.

In the name of God, Amen

I Christian Eppes of City Point, being in soxmd mind and perfect
Health, though knowing the uncertainty of Life; do ordain the folowing
to be, my last Will and Testament.
In. primis.

I give and Bequeath unto my loving son Archibald Eppes, one third
of my Slaves, with one half of my Stock of Horses, Cows, Hogs, and Sheep
also my Carriage and carriage Horses, together with all the Fumiture
of my House, Kitchen utensils, and plantation utensils, and everything
else that belongs to me, which shall not hereafter be expressly given
away, —

I give and bequeth unto my loving son Robertson Eppes, one third
of my Slaves, with the remaining half of my stock of Horses, Cattle, Hogs
and Sheep, —



I give and bequeath unto my loving son William Eppes, the Remain-
ing third of my slaves, together with one Feather Bed, a Horse Bridle
and Saddle, — In case any one on my sons should die before the age of
Twenty one or without Will, — I then give and bequeath, that property,
which I left my deceased son to my two Remaining sons, and in case two
should die before the age of twenty one, or without wills, I then give and
bequeath all my property to my Surviving son. So that it is my full wish

and Meaning, that neither of my Daughters, shall have any part

of the above property, dtiring the Life of either one of my three Sons —

I give and bequeath unto my Loving Daughter Christian Gilliam
twenty five pounds to be laid out in some thing by which I may be Re-
membered, I also give and bequeth unto my Loving Daughter Polly
Eppes, one Negro girl, by name Tabby, together with twenty five pounds
to be laid out in a like manner — It is my wish and desire, that the five
Hundred and fifty potmds which I lent my son Richard Eppes, should be
paid by his heirs, to my son William, as a part of the Legacy left him by
his Father.

I likewise wish my Crops and all other property arising from the
Estate, and money due it, first to be appropriated to the payment of my
debts, and the ballance if any, to be divided equally between my Sons, —
To the full execution of this my last will and testament. I appoint my
two Loving Sons, Archibald Eppes, and Robertson Eppes, Together

with my Brother Archibald. In witness whereof, I have hereunto

Sign my Name, this tenth day of February in the year of our

Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and ninety nine

Christian Eppes.

It is my wish that the five Hundred and fifty pounds which I lent
my son Richard Eppes for the purpose of building, should not carry in-
terest untill my death and then for it to be appropriated in the way which
I have before directed, so that the principle and interest arising there-
from, shall by no means exceed the legacy left my son William Eppes by
his Father.

Marshall Notes

„, ,, „ , Ft. Smith, Ark., March 22, 1913.

Hon. Wm. M. Paxton,

Platte City, Mo.

My Dear Honored Sir: —

It is with profoimd respect and esteem that I greet you, my venerable
friend, after a long silence. You have passed the 94th mile post in life's
journey, and may you pass many more, is my prayer.

I made the trip of my life during Aug., Sept. & Oct. of last year, spend-
ing nine weeks in Kentucky and Virginia, searching State and County


records, old family Bibles, tombstones &c. for genealogical data. I
am happy to state that I found a great deal of most valuable and inter-
esting data, relating to several families, among them, the Marshalls of
Henry Co., Ky. Soon after my return home I was taken down sick and
have not been able to get to my office now for several months. Am
slowly improving now and hope to get out as soon as the weather turns

There were two William Marshalls who lived and died in Henry
County, Ky. at an early day, one the Rev. Wm. Marshall, whose will
you give a partial copy of at pp. 33-34 of your Marshall Family. I made
a full copy of this will, dated Dec. 18, 1806, probated at New Castle
Dec. Term of Co. Court, 1809. My copy I made from the original will.
The other William Marshall lived and died at "Fairhope," (name of
residence) on his 1,000 acre survey on Little Kentucky, and he was the
ancestor of the wife of Col. R. C. Anderson, Judge Wm. S. Pryor, who
will be 88 years old on April 1st. next, Mrs. Wiley of Fresno, Cal., who
has the wonderful old Marshall Bible, my nephew, Arthur Pryor Strother,
et, al. This Wm. Marshall died intestate in 1810; the appraisers were
sworn by "W. Webb," Justice of the Peace, Aug. 25, 1810; see Will Book 1
p. 240. His son, John Marshall, was appointed administrator and filed his
inventory, of date Sept. 3, 1810, which was ordered recorded at Sept.
Term 1810, see p. 241. Report of sale of date Oct. 25, 1810, approved at
Dec. Term 1810, id. pp. 255-256, id. pp. 304 to 308 is settlement of John
Marshall Admr. Est. of William Marshall, Deed. Among the items are
the following: "For clothing bought for Lucy Marshall at her father's
funeral 16.673^." "Paid to James John for making coffin for said Lucy
Marshall 11.00."

This settlement was filed at May Court 1812.

From Deed Book 4. p. 504, I abstracted the following:

"We William Middleton, David White, Jun, & Isham Henderson ap-
pointed by virtue of a bond executed on — day of — 1813, arbitrators
to settle the personal estate of Wm. Marshall deed. & Lucy Marshall
deed, between the heirs and representatives of said decedents John
Marshall being one of the heirs — also former administrator of the Est.
of said William deceased & having met at the house of John Samuel in
New Castle on the 25th February 1813 & having made adjournments to
this day & having proceeded according to the conditions of said bond.
Do now finally award that the said John Marshall Admr. as aforesaid is
indebted to Richard C. Anderson in the right of his wife Sally the sum
of two hundred fifty seven dollars twenty seven cents, to William Webb
in right of his wife Polly the sum of seventy Dollars nine cents, to Anne
C. Samuell one hundred and fifteen dollars seventy nine cents, to Robert
Tompkins in right of his wife Frances Sixty seven dollars seventy nine
cents, & that the said Administrator make payments to the said heirs


accordingly or execute his note to them respectively for the same."
Dated March 5th, 1813. Recorded March 6, 1813.

In deed Book 1 p. 115, is deed from William Marshall of Henry Co.
Ky. to Wm. Kinice, dated, Feby. 10, 1801, conveying 100 acres on Pat-
ton's creek (now in Trimble county.) His wife must have been dead
at this time.

In D. B. 4. 656, July 18, 1809, "Wm. Marshall of Henry Co. Ky." to
John Doag (?), 25 pounds conveys tract "on waters of Little Ky.
being part of said Marshall Survey of 1000 acre tract." 100 acres is
Recorded Aug. 7, 1809. (signed) "Wm. Marshall (seal)."

"Kentucky Patents in Virginia

State Land Oflfice, Book 23, p. 457, is patent to William Marshall, 3,
March, 1791, 1000 acres adjoining James Pattons 8400 acre survey, upon
Land Office Treasury Warrant No. 3352, issued 4 Mch 1780.

The marriage records of Henry County, Ky. show that John Marshall
(the Administrator above) married Milly Field April 11, 1813. She was
a descendant of Col. John Field, who was killed at Point Pleasant, Oct.
10, 1774. John Marshall, ("Capt. Jack") was drowne4 in the Ohio river
during a storm. He was the ancestor of Mrs. Wiley of Fresno, Cala.
but not of my nephew, Arthur Pryor Strother, as you state in some of
your letters. He is a descendant of said John Marshall's sister, "Polly
Webb," who married William Webb, Jr. son of Wm. Webb, Sr., who
resided on lands adjoining said William Marshall, and the Wm. Webb.,
Jr. homestead is said to have been a part of the William Marshall 1000
acre survey. I found the old Wm. Webb, Sr. Bible in Lagrange, Ky.
& copied the family records therein, Wm. Webb, Sr. was b. Apl. 21, 1741.
Mary, his wife b. Mch. 14, 1749, married Dec. 7, 1769. "Will son of
William and Mary b. May 1, 1772." Wm. Webb, Sr. died June 15, 1827.

I visited the old William Marshall home, "Fairhope," in the edge of
Trimble coimty, Ky., which county was cut off from Henry and other
counties, in 1836. I ate dinner there with the present owner, Mr. James B.
Sibley, an old friend of mine. I was greatly surprised to find this old Mar-

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