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shall home to be the identical old John Sibley place I visited over fifty
years ago, with my good old grandfather, Rev. George Strother, who was
bom in Culpeper coimty, Va., Feb. 14, 1776, and died in Trimble county,
Ky., July 30, 1864. I visited Mr. James B. Sibley and his sister there
in 1870 odd. After a splendid dinner, in company with Mr. James B.
and his elder brother, Mr. Leonard Sibley, I went to the old William
Marshall grave yard, east of the dwelling some 200 yards, and there


examined the tombstones to the many graves, but unfortvinately there
was but one marble stone among them, and that is to the grave of "Polly
Webb," and reads as follows:

"Polly M.

Wife of

Wm. Webb

Died of Cholera

Aug. 25, 1850

in her 62 year

Prepare to follow me."

The grave yard is in the edge of a grove, and a large wild cherry tree
has grown up on the grave of Polly Webb and has pushed the stone over
considerably. All other graves were marked by native rough stones of
good size, but with no inscriptions on them. Mr. Leonard Sibley stated
to me, then and there, that he was present when the grave of Polly Webb
was dug, and saw her body put therein. That the negro man who dug
the grave was standing by him when the sled, bringing the remains to
the grave came near, gave an exclamation of fright and disappeared
in the woods.

When we returned to the house, Mr. James B. Sibley pointed out a
spot in the garden, just back of the dwelling, and remarked that, "Maj.
Anderson of Sumter fame, was bom on that spot; that a log house once
stood there, which was the original Marshall home, and that he had re-
moved a number of the foundation stones from that spot."

That wonderful old Marshall Bible now in the possession of Mrs. Mary
Marshall Wiley, of Fresno, California, gives the date of birth of Mary
(Polly) Marshall as follows: "Mary Marshall, b. Nov. 10, 1776, m.
William Webb." This entry and the tombstone inscription do not tally
by a good deal. This old Marshall-Sibley home is located on the north
side of the Little Kentucky Creek, about one and a half miles E. of N. of
Sulphur station, on the Louisville and Cincinnati Short Line, now oper-
ated by the Louisville and Nashville R. R.

Mr. John Sibley, the father of the above named James B. and Leonard
Sibley bought this Marshall place a few years after the death of Wm.
Marshall and lived there until his death, which occurred Aug. 14, 1877.

This William Marshall, and Samuel Pryor, (the grandfather of my
old friend and kinsman, Judge Wm. S. Pryor, of New Castle, Henry Co.,
Ky., who will be 88 years old on the 1st. day of next month, as above
stated,) were among the 12 jurors who were appointed by the County
Court of Henry County, Ky., to assess the damages to adjoining prop-
erty owners, by reason of the mill race, dam &c. of George Strother's
mill site on Com Creek, Henry county, Ky. The jury reported on Aug.


24, 1802, that there were no damages to other property owners, as the
race and dam were on the lands belonging to said George Strother.
This George Strother was the writer's grandfather.

I trust this letter will be of interest to you, and will say that I could
give more of the Henry county, Ky. records, which would be of interest
to the direct descendants of this William Marshall, but will not mention
them now.

With kindest regards and great respect, I am

Sincerely yours,

Henry Strother.

Ft. Smith, Ark., March 10th, 1913.
County Clerk of Westmoreland County, Montross, Va.
Dear Sir:—

I desire to know from you who made the Marshall will, stated by Mr.
Wm. M. Paxton in his "Marshall Family" as of date 1st day of April,
1752, Probated May 26, 1752, with Benjamin Rollins, William Houston
& Augustine Smith, witnesses, "and which mentions the following
children: daughter, "Sarah Lovell," daughter, "Ann Smith," daughter,
"Lizzie Smith," wife "Elizabeth Marshall," son, "John," son, "Thomas,
son, "William," son, "Abraham," daughter, "Mary," daughter, "Peggy."

Mr. Henry Marmaduke, who recently examined records in your office,
reports this as the will of William Marshall, and from other source it is
reported to be the will of Thomas Marshall. Please settle this ques-
tion for me! Last Sept. I examined the record of the will of the above
widow, Elizabeth Marshall, of date April 17, 1779, proven May 17,1779,
recorded in Will Book "B." p. 287-9 in Culpeper C. H. "Abraham"
above is called "Markham," which was his correct name. I know

there is a Thomas Marshall will in your office of date, , probated,

May 31, 1704, but I am not after that will now.

It may be of interest to you to know that the above Henry Marmaduke
was a Lieutenant on the Merrimack in her fight with the Monitor, and
is about the last survivor of that crew. He is a son of Governor M. M.
Marmaduke, and a brother of General and Governor John S. Marmaduke
of Missouri. I have known him many years.

I hope some day to get to your county and himt up what Strother
records you may have in your office. Is the original will mentioned
above, in your office now, or were the old papers destroyed during Rev-
olutionary War, or Civil War?

Trusting that you may give me an early reply, I am,

Sincerely yours,

Henry Strother.


(Note— On March 21st, 1913, I reed, from the Clerk the following,
written on the bottom of the original of this, which was returned to me.
The red ink marks &c above correspond to the Clerk's check marks &

H. Strother.

'Dear Sir:—

The will above to which you have reference is neither the will of
Thomas nor of William Marshall, but is the will of John Marshall, and is
of the date and mentions the children as you have them stated above
and of which I have checked. We have no will on record of a William
Marshall but there is a will of Thomas Marshall, probated 1704 as stated
above in your letter.
Trusting this is satisfactory, I am.

Yours very truly,
(signed) "Albert Stuart, Dept. Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Westmoreland County, Virginia.
March 17, 1913."
(The above is a true copy of the reply of the Clerk, made by me this
March 21, 1913.)

Henry Strother.

PoiNDEXTER CORRECTION. In Vol. XX, 107, fot Triton, read Irion.
Sarah Poindexter born about 1744, married Aug. 12, 1765, Philip Jacob
Irion, and died October 27, 1814, leaving a large family. Most of her
descendants reside in Louisiana.



Chronicles of the Scx)tch-Irish SETn.EMENT in Virginia [Abstracts of
the Records of Augusta County, Virginia]. Extracts from the
original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800. By Lyman
Chalkley, Dean of the College of Law of Kentucky University,
late Judge of the Cotinty Court of Augusta Coimty, Virginia.
Published by Mary S. Lockwood, Honorary Vice-President Gen-
eral, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Complete in three volumes, Vol. IL Printers — The Common-
wealth Company, Rosslyn, Va. pp. 653, with full index.
All the good things which have been said about the first volume
of this series can be repeated and emphasized in regard to this one. It
includes abstracts of the papers filed in suits in the old district and cir-
cuit courts at Staunton, comprising depositions, wills, deeds, bills and
answers, &c, which contain so much information that, literally, it seems
there cannot be a name between the Potomac and the North Carolina
line, the Blue Ridge and the Ohio, which is not mentioned. As many
Eastern Virginia people owned land in the Western portion of the colony
and state, and as the jurisdiction of these courts extended to some of
the counties this side the mountains, there are also many references to
Eastern people. For instance, in 1804, there is a suit by Chiswell's
heirs, which gives the names of all of the descendants of Col. Jno. Chis-
well up to that date.

The genealogical interest is only a part of the value of the book.
It shows, in a way never shown before, the immense and long continued
emigration from Augusta and adjoining coimties to the West and South.
It gives details of many early settlements along the frontier, and shows
who built the forts and cabins. It illustrates a land-hunger such as has
only been revealed in later times when the United States has opened up
new areas for settlement. There are masses of information about the
soldiers of the French and Indian, and Revolutionary wars. Hundreds
of pages are given to the marriage records of Augusta, Rockbridge and
Rockingham. There are references to schools and school-masters on
pages 24, 28, 78, 124, 144, 160, 200, 208, 217, (two), 218, 221, 224, 226, 264,
268, and possibly others places.

On p. 258 is a very interesting extract from the will of Dr. James
Hopkins of Amherst Co., who, in 1803, made what was probably the first
bequest of its kind in Virginia; and who left property to found a small
hospital for the treatment of consumption, cancer and venereal disease.
Only an examination of the book itself can give a proper idea of the va-
riety and value of its contents.


There are probably, of course, errors in transcription or printing,
but one which has been noted is of interest. The Richmond County
home of John Monroe, a kinsman of the President, is printed Fanlis. It
should be Foulis, showing that the Virginia family remembered the old
home in Scotland.

As was the case with the previous volume the index is very good.

Mrs. Lockwood's address is The Columbia, Washington, D. C.

Portraits of Patrick Henry. By Charles Henry Hart, Philadelphia,
1913. Reprint from Proceedings of the Numismatic and Anti-
quarian Society of Philadelphia, pp. 5, with engravings of the
Thomas Sully portrait and Lawrence Sully miniature.
In the paper here printed Mr. Hart studies the two portraits of
Patrick Henry, pronovinces against the accuracy of the well-known por-
trait by Thomas Sully, formerly owned by Mr. W. W. Henry of this city,
and attributes high value to the miniature, imtil recently the property of
Mr. J. Syme Fleming, also of this city. Mr. Hart discovered that the
miniature was by Lawrence Sully and was painted in 1795.

Virginia and the Independence of Texas. By James E. Winston.

Reprint from the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, January,

1913, pp. 7.

Professor Winston briefly but interestingly describes the part
taken by Virginians in securing the independence of Texas. Besides
such leaders as Austin, Houston and Archer, there were many other
Virginians who did honorable and useful service.

Carlyle Family and Descendants of John and Sarah (Fairfax) Car-
lyle. The Carlyle House and its Associations. By Richard
Henry Spencer, Richmond, Va. Whittet and Shepperson, 1910,
pp. 58, with 14 illustrations.

Mr. Spencer has given a carefully prepared and interesting account
of the Carlyle family in Scotland, of their descendant, John Carlyle, of
Alexandria, Va., and of the few old houses still standing in that City,
which he built, and which is noted as having been the scene of the con-
ference at which Braddock planned his unlucky campaign.

Literary Influences in Colonial Newspapers, 1704-1750. By Eliza-
beth Christine Cook, Ph.D., New York. Columbia University
Press, 1912. Lemcke & Buechner, New York, Agents, pp. 279,
with index.

A thesis for a doctorate in a college or vmiversity of good standing
is usually quite a worthy product of grubbing among "the sources" for
information in regard to a subject which the writer has previously known
little or nothing about. Often the investigations of the student produce
something of real value. They rarely do more, and the results are fre-
quently dreary reading even for the most interested.


Not so with Miss Cook. She has taken a subject which evidently
appealed strongly to her and in regard to which she already had much

From Boston to Charleston all of; the Colonial newspapers prior
to 1750 have been carefully studied and the various literary influences
shown are noted. The result is a book which is not only very instructive,
but which will prove most attractive to all interested in English litera-
ture and its influence in the Colonies. It is a delightful book.

The author treats, in separate chapters, of The New England
CouRANT, The New England Weekly Journal, Bradford's American
Mercury, The Pennsylvania Gazette, the war between Bradford's
New York Gazette, and Zenger's New York Weekly Journal, The
Maryland Gazette, The Virginia Gazette, The South Carolina
Gazette and a good bibliography.

We in Virginia are, of course, most interested in the chapter on
our gazette. The author examines at length a series of essays in the
Virginia Gazette of 1738, entitled "The Monitor", and finds them to be
evidently by a Virginia author. As compared with other original essays
in the colonial press, she gives this series a high place. In concluding
this chapter, Miss Cook says: "The extant files, as we have seen, furnish
a variety of excellent prose and tolerable verse. Most of the prose could
stand comparison with the best pieces in the Pennsylvania Gazette
[Franklin's paper], while it would be a poor compliment to the verse
in the Virginia Gazette to compare it with that in any other Colonial
weekly except the Charleston paper."

The opinion of a scholarly New England woman in regard to sub-
jects of which she is so competent to speak must have much weight.

JOHN MARSHALL— An Address by Mary Newton Stanard. Read
before the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, at
the opening of John Marshall House, Thursday, March 27, 1913. To-
gether with a description of the House and its contents. Published by
the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities. William
Ellis Jones's Sons, Inc., printers, Richmond, Va., 1913. pp. 48. Seven
full page illustrations.

For sale at the John Marshall House, Richmond, Virginia. Price,
Fifty Cents.


Virginia Magazine



Vol. XXI. OCTOBER, 1913. No. 4


A Bibliography of Muster and Pay Rolls, Regimental

Histories, Etc., with Introductory and Explanatory

Notes by C. A. Flagg, Catalogue Division, and

W. O. Waters, Bibliography Division,

Library of Congress.

(Continued from Vol. XX, 281.)

Regiments of the Virginia State Line.

A note on the status of these regiments was given in the
introduction (Virginia Magazine, October, 1911, v. 19, p. 407).
These state regiments were regular troops of Virginia, raised
in addition to the regiments in the Continental line. As with
the latter, their service was not confined to the defence of the
commonwealth, but several of the state regiments rendered
aid to the general cause beyond the present boundaries of


In 1782 a Board of field officers, appointed by the Governor
of Virginia, made a report on the officers entitled to half-pay.
The list of state organizations included in their report (see
House report 191, 22d Congress, 1st session) is as follows:

First state regiment.

Second state regiment.

State artillery regiment (Marshall's).

State garrison regiment (Muter's).

Illinois dragoons (Rogers').

State cavalry regiment (Nelson's).

Illinois regiment (Clark's).

Crockett's regiment.
It seems proper to add to the list Taylor's Convention guards,
an organization raised and officered by the state at the request
of Congress, for the ptupose of guarding Burgoyne's troops
dtuing their residence in Virginia. Although on Continental
establishment, this was not a Continental Hne regiment, nor
can it be considered as belonging to the militia.

The two legions authorized by an act passed in June, 1781,
should also be included in the list of state regiments. These
were raised for defence of the state at the time of the British
invasion, and served until the close of the war.

First State Regiment, 1776-1782.

One of three regiments authorized by the General Assembly in Decem-
ber, 1776. Field officers for the First regiment were elected by the
General Assembly, December 19-20, 1776. William Grayson was chosen
Colonel, but did not accept his commission and entered the Continental
service soon after Enlistments for the state regiments were slow, Governor
Henry reporting in March, 1777, that the quotas were not half full. In
June, 1777, Lieutenant-Colonel Haynes Morgan was chosen by the General
Assembly to succeed Colonel Grayson. In July, 1777, the First regiment'
commanded by Colonel George Gibson, was on the march to join General
Washington. Colonel Gibson had been elected colonel of the Third reg-
iment the previous month, and the reason of his transfer to the First
regiment is not clear. It would appear, however, from the Journal of
the House of Delegates, November 28, 1777, that Colonel Morgan had
been placed in command of all the state infantry. By act of the General
Assembly, passed in January, 1778, it was directed that the First state

Virginia's soldiers in the revolution. 339

regiment, "now in Continental service, be continued in the said service
instead of the Ninth Virginia regiment, made prisoners by the enemy
in the battle of Germantown." Colonel Gibson's regiment served under
Washington till the close of the year 1779, when it was ordered to Virginia.
The details of its further service have not been ascertained. By act of
the General Assembly passed in January, 1782, it was directed that the
state troops be consolidated into one or more corps, with a corresponding
reduction in the number of officers. This reduction was eflFected and the
organization so formed (Dabney's legion) was placed under the command
of Colonel Charles Dabney, of the Second state regiment.

Field Officers.

Colonel. — William Grayson, December 19, 1776 — January, 1777.
Declined commission.
Haynes Morgan, Jime 5, 1777— July (1) 1777.
George Gibson, July (?) 1777— February (?) 1781. Resigned.
Lieutenant-Colonel. — Haynes Morgan, December 20, 1776 — June 5, 1777.
John Allsion, February, 1778— February, 1782.
Supernumerary, 1782.
Major.— Nathaniel Cocke, December 20, 1776— (?).

John Allison, 1777 (?)— February, 1778. Promoted.
Thomas Merriwether, February 2, 1778-1782. Supernumerary,
February or April, 1782.


List of balances due the dead and deserted of the 1st Virginia
state regt., commanded by Col George Gibson, Sept. 16, 1777
to Jan. 1, 1778. (Gleanings of Virginia history. By W. F.
Boogher. Washington, D. C, 1903. p. 181-184).

Second State Regiment, 1776-1782.

Authorized by the General Assembly in December, 1776. Field
officers were elected by the Assembly, December 20, 1776. By act of
Assembly, passed in January, 1778, it was provided that such state troops
as had already been enlisted should be formed into a battalion of eight
companies and marched to join the Continental army. The act of Decem-
ber, 1776, authorized the enlistment of three regiments of state troops.
Officers were chosen for the Third regiment in December, 1776, and June,
1777. As we have found no later mention of the Third regiment, it seems
probable that its organization was abolished and that the men already
enlisted were incorporated with the Second regiment. This would


appear to be the intent of the act of January, 177S. The Second regiment
probably marched in May, 1778 to join Washington's army. It remained,
with the First state regiment in the Continental service till the close of
the campaign of 1779. In April and May, 1780, 280 men were discharged,
about 30 remaining for the war. The remnants of the state regiments
appear to have been collected by Colonel Charles Dabney in the summer
of 1781 and to have been imder his command at the siege of Yorktown.
A consolidation of all the state troops into one battalion was directed by
an act passed by the General Assembly in January', 1782. The state
troops were finally disbanded in April, 1783.

Field Officers.

Colonel. — James Dimcanson, December 20, 1776 — ?.
■^Gregory Smith, June, 1777—?.

William Brent, January 1, 779-1782. Supernu erary, April,
Lieutenant-Colonel. — Thomas Blackburn, December 20, 1776 — ? June
12 (?) 1777. Resigned.
William Brent, June 14, 1777— January 1, 1779.

Charles Dabney, 1778 (?)
Major.— William Brent, Jr., December 20, 1776— June 14, 1777. Pro-
John Lee, February 1, 1778-1782. Supernumerary, February or
April, 1782.


Revolutionary army orders for the main army under Wash-
ington, 1778-1779. (Virginia magazine of history and biog-
raphy, Apr. 1906— Apr. 1913. v. 13-21.)

From papers of Charles Dabney, lieutenant-colonel, Second
state regiment. Includes general, brigade and regimental

Third State Regiment, 1776-1778.

Authorized by the General Assembly in December, 1776. Field officers
were elected by the Assembly, December 20, 1776. In March, 1777,
Governor Henry reported that the three state regiments were about
half filled. By an act passed in January, 1778, the troops enlisted for the
Third state regiment were added to the Second state regiment, which
was sent to the North in May, 1778, to join the Continental army.

Virginia's soldiers in the revolution. 341

Field Officers.

Colonel. — Philip Love, December 20, 1776 — ? Did not accept com-
George Gibson, June 10, 1777— July (?) 1777. Appointed
Colonel of First state regiment.
Lieutenant-Colonel. — Gregory Smith, December 20, 1776 — ^June (?) 1779.

Appointed Colonel of Second state regiment.
Major. — Charles Dabney, December 20, 1776 — ? Later lieutenant-
colonel of Second Continental regiment till September, 1778. Lieu-
tenant-colonel of Second state regiment, 1778 (?) —

Artillery Regiment, 1777-1781?

The act authorizing this regiment was passed by the General Assembly
in Jime, 1777. The regiment was to consist of ten companies of 68 men
each, besides officers. Field officers were elected by the General Assem-
bly, November 15, 1777. Governor Henry reported the regiment not
yet nearly filled in May, 1778. In December, 1779, its strength was
about 350 men. It suffered severe losses at Camden in August, 1780.
The regiment returned to Virginia early in 1781, and most of the men
were discharged. Those that remained were mustered into Dabney's
legion after Comwallis' surrender.

Field Officers.

Colonel.— Thomas Marshall, November 15, 1777— February, 1781 ?
Appointed in 1781 commissioner to settle public accounts
in the West.
Lieutenant-Colonel.— George Muter, November 15, 1777—1780?
In command of Garrison regiment in 1780.
Elias Edmunds, April 16, 1780 — February or April,
1782. Supernumerary, February or April,
Major. — Thomas Mathews, November 15, 1777 — ?

John Mazarett. In command as major, February, 1781. In
list of "discriminated" officers, 1782.

State Cavalry Regiment, 1778-1781?

Formed under an act passed in May, 1779, which authorized the gov-
ernor and council to enlist as many troops of cavalry as should seem need-
ful to meet the emergency of the British invasion of that year. Four
troops were raised. An act passed in December, 1779 ordered that the
battalion be reduced to three troops, to be completed and retained in the
service of the state. Under Major Nelson's command, the organization
was ordered south in 1780 and was present at Camden . After Yorktown
the remnants of the corps appear to have been consolidated with other
state troops as Dabney's legion.


Field Officer

Major-commandant. — John Nelson, June 24, 1779-1783?

Garrison Regiment, 1778 —

This regiment was authorized in Jxine, 1778. Its purpose was to gar-
rison the harbor fortifications of the state. It was to consist of eight
companies of 68 men each, with the usual officers. Service was to be for
three years. The regiment took part in the southern campaign of 1780
under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Porterfield. In January,

1781, the strength of the organization was 174. During this year it was
united to the remnants of the First and Second state regiments by order
of the Governor and Council. Under an act of Assembly of January,

1782, a second consolidation was effected of the remnants of the various
state organizations into a legion under Colonel Charles Dabney.

Field Officers.

Colonel. — George Muter, ? — Apr. 1, 1781. Appointed Commissioner

of the Virginia War Office, 1780.

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