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By Tuomas McApory OWEN. 

The Strother family* is an ancient one, and is supposed to 
be of Scandinavian origin. The name exists in Sweden and 
Denmark at the present time. Whatever its remote deriva- 
tion, the name in its present form has existed several hun- 
dred years. David Hunter Strother says: “It was carried 
by the Danish rovers and planted in the county of Nor- 
thumberland, England, sometime in the tenth century.” In 
this county the name and family have been conspicuous for 
centuries. Its inter-marriages have been with some of the 
most influential and prominent families in Northern Eng- 
land. Alan del Strother, Lord of Lyham, was High Sheriff 
of Northumberland, from 1354 to 1357, and “warden of the 
border.” His son Alan del Strother was also High Sheriff 
and warden of the castle and shire of Roxburgh, and he in 
turn was succeeded by his son Henry. In 1440 William del 
Strother, a grandson of Lord Lyham, married a daughter of 
Robert Wallington, and lived at Castle Strother in Glendale. 

*In the preparation of this genealogy aid has been generously 
furnished by Col. John Bel! Brownlow, of the P. O. Dept., Wash- 
ington, D. C.; Mrs. J.-L. Abbot, 1408 Main St., Little Rock, Ark; 
Mrs. John B. Clotworthy, Hillman, Ga., and Judge Philip Wil- 
liams Strother, Pearisburg, Va. The completeness of the work has 
only been made possible through the exhaustive and intelligent re- 
searches made in the original records by Judge Strother. The 
printed sources consulted, in addition to those cited, are: Meade’s 
Old Churches, etc., Gilmer’s Georgians, p. 60, Slaughter’s St. Mark's 
Parish, 120, 155, 169, and Paxton’s Marshall Family, besides a num- 
ber of notes published in the Genealogical and Historical depart- 
ment of the Courier-Journal, 1895-08. These accounts are all in- 
complete, and more or less erroneous. 

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The records are preserved of various branches, but the links 
of connection with the Virginia family are not known. There 
is a great similarity of given names, and it is not improbable 
that William Strother named below is a direct descendant of 
some branch of the Northumberland family. Coming to 
Virginia the early generations were loyal and active church- 
men, as is attested by the old church records of King George, 
Stafford and Culpeper counties. They became large land 
holders, lived the life of the cultivated planter of the times, 
and their children and children’s children inter-married with 
the leading families of the Colony. 

I. William Strother,? first of the name and founder of the 
family, is supposed to have emigrated from Northumber- 
land, England. Date and particulars of emigration are un- 
known. Reaching Virginia, he settled in Cittenborne par- 
ish on the Rappahannock river, near the present Port Con- 
way, then in Rappahannock, later in Richmond, and now in 
King George Co. His name appears the first time, when 
on July 12, 1673, he came into a court of old Rappahan- 
nock* Co., to designate the mark of his cattle. Rappa- 
hannock was at this period a frontier county, and the settiers 
unprotected and scattered. Much suffering was experi- 
enced from attacks “by ye Barbarous Indyans.”{ Among 
his neighbors were Capt. Anthony Savage, and the latter’s 
son-in-law, Francis Thornton. His will, dated Dec. 30, 
1700, was probated in Richmond Co., Nov. 4, 1702; names 
wife Dorothey; devised one half the land he lived on with 
the “mansion” to his eldest son William,’ after death of his 

. ? 

*Formed in 1656 from Lancaster, but abolished in 1692, when 
Richmond was créated north, and Essex south of the river. King 
George was formed in 1720 from Richmond. For list of Virginia 
counties see Va. Mag. of Hist. and Biography, July and Oct. 1894, 
ii, oI, 218. 

+The “Cetternborn Parish Grievances,” fully detailing the frontier 
difficulties and hardships in 1675 and 1676, are printed in full in the 
Va. Magazine, etc., July 1893, iii, 35-42. 

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wife; the other half to son James;? the rest of his lands to 
sons Robert? and Benjamin: after providing for the educa- 
tion of his son Joseph,? and with a special bequest to grand- 
son “Will” Strother,’ it is provided that “all the rest and resi- 
due of my personal estate goods and chattels, with all the 
crop of corn and tobacco and servants, I give and bequeath 
to my loving wife Dorothey Strother, during the time of her 
widowhood; but if my s’d wife, shall otherwise dispose of 
herself, as to marry again, my will is that my son James? do 
order an account to be taken of my s’d personal estate and 
that it may be equally divided between her and my sons 
James,? Jeremy,? Robert,2 Benjamin? and Joseph?” ex’ors— 
wife and son James;? wits.—James Phillips, Edward Lang- 
dree, William Smith. His wife was Dorothey She 
was living in 1716, in which year she witnessed the will of 
their son James.? 

II. (1) William Strother, m. Margaret Thornton 
(2) James,’ d. s. p. in 1716, in which year his will was prob. 
in Richmond Co.; devises property to bro. Joseph,"- 
his mother being one of the witnesses to the will. 
III. (3) Jeremiah, m. Eleanor ; 
(4) Robert,? m. Elizabeth Berry, daut. of a clergyman; lived 
in King George Co., where he d. in 1735, his wili be- 
ing prob. Nov. 7; wife Elizabeth ex’trx, with Joseph 
Berry security. Children: 

i. Elizabeth Strother; m. twice, but d. childless, 

ii. Enoch,’ m. Mary Key, and d, prior to June 4, 1772, 
when she administered his estate; after his death, 
in consequence of the annoyance of the British, she 

r removed to Clarke, and thence to Fauquier Co., 
where descendants now reside. 
iii. John*; iv. Robert* v 
(5) Benjamin, m. Mary, daut. of Adam Woffendall; lived in 
King George, where he d. in 1752, his will being prob. 
May 5; was a justice in Richmond, and continued as 
such in King George, in which county he was vestry- 
man, sheriff and large landed proprietor. In his will 
names children: 


i. Richard Strother? d. s. p. in 1761; will dated Noy. 22, 
and prob. Dec. 1761. 

ii, George,* m. Mrs. Tabitha (Payne), widow of Wm. Woi- 
fendall; lived in King George; will dated Nov. 13, 
and prob. Dec. 13, 1761; names wife Tabitha and 
sons: 1. John Strother;* and 2, George.* 

iii. Benjamin,? m. Anne In 1754 Mary Strother 
gave to her son Benjamin,’ of Hanover parish, the 
land given by her father. July 20, 1758, Benjamin 
Strother? and Anne, his wife, of same parish, exe- 
cute a deed, In 1759 he was fined for not keeping 
a road in order to Port Royal. 

iv. John?; vy. SanueP; vi. Francis. 

(6) Joseph,? m. Margaret, daut. of Grace and Berry; 
was a justice in Richmond, and continued as such in 
King George, where he was also a yesiryman and 
sheriff; owned and lived on a part of his father’s old 
home place near Port Conway. His will was prob. 
Aug. 7, 1766, in which he names his children: 

i, Mary? m. Wm. Wren, 

ii. Margaret,* m. Clannahan, 

iii. Dorothy,* m. Walker. 

iv. Thomas,’ m. ; lived in Stafford Co. 

y. Nicholas,’ m. ———; d. 1779. 

vi. Joseph,* m. Berry; d. in King George, 1762, As 
“Capt. Joseph Strother” he was granted, May 28, 
1748, lands lying partly in King George and partly 
in Westmoreland county. In will names wife and 

‘bro.-in-law, Benj. Berry, ex’ors; an only daut,, 
Elisabeth Nicholas, d. unm., and left legacies to his 
nephews, Nicholas Wren, Wm. Clannahan,? and Jo- 
seph Walker.‘ 

IJ. William Strother? (William*) was born probably 1665-" 
75. He was a planter, and lived at the original seat of his 
father, now in King George Co. On Dec. 20, 171%, there 
was patented to Wm. Cocke, Chicheley Corbin Thacker, 
Francis Thornton, Jr., and Wm. Strother,? 6,000 acres of 
land in St. Mary’s parish, Essex county (now Spottsylvania), 
beginning on a great swamp called Massaponnax, about 
three miles from the Falls of the Rappahannock. He was 
a vestryman of Hanover parish; and Sheriff of King George 


Co. He married Margaret, b. April 2, 1678, daut. of Fran- 
cis Thornton,* (son of the first William Thornton, of 
Gloucester Co.) and his wife Alice, daut. of Capt. Anthony 
Savage, of Gloucester county. In 1722 he gave to his son 
“Will” Strother,® Jr., the land devised him by his father, ex- 
cept what had been sold to John Strother. On Aug, 1, 
1727, Margaret Strother, widow, conveyed to her son Wil- 
liam,® 300 acres of land given by her grandfather Anthony 
Savage to her father Francis Thornton and wife Alice, on 
the Rappahannock river, except one half-acre for burying 
ground including the graves therein. On the same day she 
gave by deed to her son Francis,® of Hanover Co., certain 
slaves with reversion to her grandson William Strother.‘ 
On July 26, 1726, his will was admitted to probate, and his 
widow qualified as ex’trx, but the first Will Book (1720- 
1744) of King George Co., containing it was lost during the 
late war. 
Children, order conjectural: 

IV. (1) William Strother” m. Margaret Watts, 
V. (2) Francis,’ of St. Mark's, m. Susannah Dabney. 
VI. (3) Anthony, b. Aug. 1, 1710; m. (1) Behethland Stark, (2) 
Mary James. He bears the name of his ancestor, 
; Capt. Anthony Savage. 
(4) Benjamin,’ of Stafford, m. Mary (Meson), widow of 
George Fitzhugh On Jan. 8, 1723-4, “Margaret 

*An admirable account of this family, prepared by W. G. Stanard, 
genealogist of Richmond, Va., has been published in the Hilliam 
and Mary College Quarterly, beginning Oct. 1895, vol. iv., and con- 
tinuing through the several issues to the current number. See also 
Meade’s Old Churches and Families of Virginia, Slaughter’s St. 
Mark's Parish, p. 174, DeBow's Review, xxxi, 128, the Richmond 
Standard, ii, 29, 31, and iii, 5, 21, and Goode’s Virginia Cousins. 

+She was a sister of George Mason of “Gunston Hall,” and daugh- 
ter of Col. George Mason and wife, Mary Fowke. The latter fam- 
ily was of King George and Stafford counties. See Hayden's 
Virginia Genealogies, p. 156. This is an elaborate and most 2dmira- 
ble book, and.a veritable mine of genealogical information as to 
Virginia families. ‘ 


Strother, wife of Wm. Strother? Jr.,” gave a power 
of attorney to “loving brother” Benjamin Strother’ to 
convey dower. This was Margaret Watts, wife of 
William,’ and the power of attorney fixes defi- 
nitely the fact that Benjamin® was son of William 
Strother, On July 14, 1741, he received a grant of 
419 acres of land in Stafford Co. In 1756 Thomas 
Hurt exccttes a conveyance to him; and in 1760 he 
makes a deed of certain slaves to his daughter Anne.‘ 
He was a vestryman of old Acquia Church in 1756. 
In 1790 John James, his admr., asked for commission- 
ers to settle his accounts. Children: 

i. Mary Strother, m, Col. Wm. Bronaugh, of London. 

ii. Alice,6 m. Dec. 16, 1756, Robert Washington,* b. 
June 25, 1729, son of Townsent and Elizabeth (Lund) 
Washington, of King George. A son, Lund lWVash- 
ington,’ b. Sept. 25, 1767, was the father of Col. Peter 
G.° and Col. L. Q. Washington.* 

iii. ,.m. Henry Tyler, who was clerk of Stafford 
Co., 1764, whose son, Thomas G. Strother Tyler? 
succeeded him. 

iv. Anne,’ m, John James, and had a Jarge family, The 
third son, Hon. Benjamin James,’ of Stafford, m. Jean 
Stobo, of Charleston, S. C., and had Susan,* b. May 
9, 1804, who married John Garlington,7 of Laurens 

III. Jeremiah Strother? (William) was a freeholder in 
Westmoreland Co. as early as 1703, as appears by a purchase 
from J. W. Smith; and subsequently a planter in King 
George Co., where he resided until probably as late as 1736, 
when he moved to Orange county (now Culpeper). Here 
he died in 1741. His will dated June 7, 1740, was prob. 
March 26, 1741, and recorded in Orange Co. Hill Book No. 
I, p. 141; devised all property to wife Elener (sic) for life or 

widowhood, and after her marriage or death to son Christo- 

~ *Hayden, p. 521. 

+For Garlington genealogy see Phil. E. Chappell’s Genealogical 
History of the Chappell, Dickie and Kindred Familics (1895), pp 
177-183, a third edition of which is now in preparation. Sce also 

Hayden, p. 259. 


pher;* special legacies to sons James,* William," Trancis,* 
Jeremiah,*® and Lawrence,’ and dauts, Catharine® and Tliza- 
beth*®; ex’ors—sons James* and William*; wits—John Cat- 
lett, Francis Slaughter, Wm. Lightfoot. His wife was 
Eleanor , who survived him, 

VII. (1) James Strother,” m, Margaret French. 
(2) William, m. Mildred, dau. of Charles Taliaferro® in 
Spottsylvania county in 1729, and d. in Westmoreland 
in 1749, date of will. He is probably the grantee in a 
patent, June 20, 1749, for 190 acres of land in Westmore- 
land county. Names son JVilliam,* who m. Winifred 
Charles Strother, who died at Charleston, §. 
C., in 1773, and was buried in St. Michael's Churchyard, 
leaving sons George’ and JWilliam”, is thought to be a son 
of William? George Strother’ was a Lieut. in Marion's 
Brigade, 1781.** Both he and Jilliam® settled in the old 
Cheraw District, Chesterfield county, S. C.7 
(3) Francis.* 
(4) Catharine.® 
(5) Elizabeth. 
(6) Lawrence, m. Elizabeth 
(7) Jeremiah, m. Catharine Kennerly; lived in Culpeper Co.; 
removed to S. C. and settled on Saluda river. One son, 
John F. Strother, returned to Va., and m. Anne,’ daw. 
of Capt. John Strother,* and had a son George Strother,’ 
who removed to Trimble Co., Ky., and was long a 
(8) Christopher,’ m. Ann ————. In 1746 as of Caroline Co. 
he executed a conveyance of 350 acres in Culpeper; and 

In 1742 lived in Orange 

*Taliaferro vs. Taliaferro, 4 Call’s Reports (Va.). 

**Grege’s History of Old Cheraws; also Charleston Year Book, 
1893, p. 236. The latter contains a compiled list of South Carolina 
troops in the Revolutionary War. 

fTwo William Strothers and a Richard Strother were members, 
1777, of the Mount Zion Society, formed “for the Purpose of found- 
ing, endowing and supporting a Public School in the District of 
Camden,” S. C. They have not been identified. See Charleston 
Year Book, 1887, p. 343. 


Oct., 1749, as of Fairfax Co. he conveyed to Capt. Benja- 
min Strother “the lands in King George in Hanover 
Parish, the land given him by his father, Jeremiah 
Strother.” About 1750 he renioved to Edgecombe Co., 
N. C., but on the formation of Franklin was thrown in 
that Co. One dau., Ann Strother,* m. Garrett Goodloe, 
son of Rey. Henry Goodloe, of Caroline Co., Va., and 
had a son, James Kenip Goodloe? who m. Mary Reaves 
Jones (daut. of Daniel Jones, son of the first Edward, 
early prominent in Granville Co., N, C.), and had Col, 
Daniel R. Goodloe, now of Washington, D. C. 

IV. William Strother? (William,? William’) was b. about 
1700. After the destruction of the old mansion house of his 
grandiather, the first William Strother,’ he sold his estate 
near Port Conway, and purchased on the river Opposite 
Fredericksburg in 1727. The latter place was sold by his 
widow and ex’trx Noy. 3, 1738, to Augustine Washington, 
father of General George Washington. On May 26, 1727, 
he received a grant for 266 acres in King George Co., and 
Sept. 12, 1731, as “Captain” William Strother, 372 acres in 
Prince William Co. He was sheriff and justice of King 
George Co., and vestryman of the parish. He married Mar- 
garet Watts, who, on his death, married (2) John Grant, 
In March, 1737, she asked for a reapportionment of the es- 
tate of her late husband, and Hancock Lee, Abram Kenyon, 
and John Grant were appointed to make it and to set aside to 
her one seventh of the estate. On Nov. 3, 1738, Anthony 
Strother* qualified as “guardian of Elizabeth,‘ Agatha,* Mar- 
. garet,* Ann‘ and Jane,* five of the children of William Stro- 
ther® dec’d,” and gave bond to pay five sevenths of the debts 
of said William. ‘This indicates six children instead of thir- 
teen, as he is generally reputed to have had. He died in 
1732, and in his will directs sale of his lands in King George 
and Prince William Cos., and names his wife as ex’trx. 


(1) Elizabeth Strother,‘ m. Nov. 9, 1738, John Frogg, of Prince 
William Co., who subsequently moved to the Valley of 

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Virginia, and lived near the families of his wife's sisters 
A son, John Frogg, Jr.* m. Agatha Lewis," his first 
cousin, and was killed at the battle of Point Pleasant.® 

(2) Agatha,‘ m. John Madison ** (a near relative of President 
Madison), first clerk of Augusta Co., 1745; member of 
the vestry, and also of the Va. House of Burgesses, and 
the House of Delegates. He d. in Botetourt Co., March 
1784. Children: : 

i. William Strother Madison? of Botetourt, m. Elizabeth 

ii. Geo. Thomas, m, Susanna Henry, sister of Hon, Patrick 
Henry; was a lawyer in Botetourt. 

iii. Roland,” m, Anne,+ daut. of Gen, Andrew Lewis, “the 
Hero of the Point” (son of John Lewis, “the founder”); 
and removed to Ky. 

iv. James,’ b. Aug. 27, 1749, near Port Republic, then in 
Augusta, now in Rockingham Co.;i was an ardent 
patriot in the Revolutionary war, and first Resident- 
Bishop (1785) of the Episcopal Church in Va.; m. 1779, 
Sarah Tate, of Williamsburg, and had children: 1. James 
Catesby Madison,’ and 2. Susan,’ m. R. G. Scott, of 
Richmond, Va. 

v. George, m. Jane, daut. of Major Francis Smith. 

vi. Margaret,” m. Judge William, son of Judge Samuel Mec- 
Dowell, of Ky., and had among other children, Agatha, 
who m. Hon. James G, Birney, first Abolition candi- 
date for President.|} 

(3) Margaret,‘ b. in King George county, m. (1) April 26, 1744, 
George Morton, who d. in a short time; (2) Oct. 16. 
1749, Gabricl Jones, “The Lawyer,” b. near Williams- 
burg, May 17, 1724, son of John and Elizabeth Jones; 
prepared for the bar at London; in 1745 admitted as an 
attorney in Augusta Co., and April 14, 1746, elected dep- 

*Peyton’s History of Augusta County, Virginia, p. 288. This book 
contains much detail as to the families of the several dauts. of Wii- 
liam Strother, of Stafford, as will appear from frequent citations. 

**Peyton, pp. 32, 36. tlbid., pp. 290, 335. tlbid. For full sketch, 
see pp. 345-49. 

{Jbid, p. 304. 
\|See Life of, by his son, Gen. Wm. Birney, now of Washington, 



uty attorney for the county, “as a fit person to transact 
his Majesty’s affairs.”* He and his brother-in-law, Thomas 
Lewis, represented Rockingham Co. in the Va. Conven- 
tion of 1788. He d. near Port Republic, Oct, 1796, and 
his wife d, near same place in 1822, in her o7th year. 

i. Margaret Jones,’ m. Col. John Harvie, lawyer of Albe- 
marle, signer of the Articles of Confederation; seven 
children, of whom a daut., Gabriella J.,° m. (1) Col. 
Thomas Mann Randolph, and (2) Dr. John Broken- 
borough, who erected the “Jefferson Davis House” at 

© was 3d wife of John Lewis (son of Fielding Lewis 

and Catharine Washington), who moved to Ky. 

iii. * m. John Hawkins. 

iv. Strother, b. March 21, 1756, was a captain in the Revolu- 
lutionary War;t m. Fanny, daut. of Francis Thornton, 
of “Fall Hill,” and his wife Anne, daut. of Rev. John 
Thompson, and had an only child, William Strother 
Jones, who m. Anna Maria, daut. of Charles and Lucy 
(Pickett) Marshall. 

(4) Anne,‘ m. May 17, 1744, Francis Tyler, resided in Culpeper 
and later in Augusta Co. 

(5) Jane, m. Jan. 26, 1749, Thomas Lewis, b. in Donegal, Ire- 
Jand, April 27, 1718, the eldest of the distinguished sons 
of Col. John Lewis, “the founder,” and his wife Margaret 
Lynn. He was 2 man of cultivated mind, great spirit and 
enterprise, and rendered many important services to his 
country.J He lived and died near Port Republic. Chil- 

i. Thomas Lewis, d. 1788. 
ij. Margaret Ann, m. (1) —— McClenahan; (2) Wm. 



*Peyton, p. 32. 
+Publications Southern History Association, i. 326. 
$For record see Va. Magazine, ii. 247. 

GFor full genealogy of the family of John Lewis, immigrant from 
North Ireland, and “the first European settler of Augusta Co., Va., 
see Peyton, pp. 285-301. See also for biographical sketch of his 
son, Thomas Lewis,” Ibid, pp. 333-5- 


iii. Agatha,’ m. (1) Capt. John Frogg,* her first cousin, (2) 
John Stuart. 

iv. Jane,* m. Thomas Hughes. 

v. Andrew, d. unm. 

vi. Thomas,’ d. unm, 

vii. Mery, m. John McElhany. 

viii. Elisabeth? m. Thomas Meriwether Gilmer, of Rocking- 
ham county, Va., removed to Ga., parents of George &. 
Gilner,s M. C. and Gov. of Ga. and author of the 

ix, Anne’ m. (1) —— Douthat; (2) ——French, of Ky. 

x. Frances,’ m. Layton Yancey. 

xi, Charles,’ m. —— Yancey. 

xii, Sophia* m, John Carthrae, removed to Mo. 

xiii. Win. Benjamin, m. M. Hite. 

(6) —-——* 


V. Francis Strother® (William?*, William’) was born prob- 
ably in Richmond, now King George Co. On Aug. 1, 1727, 
Margaret Strother gave by deed to her son Francis Stro- 
ther,? of Hanover Co., certain slaves with reversion to her 
grandson William Strother.* On Jan. 22, 1745, Wm. Cole- 
man conveyed to Francis Strother, of St. Martin's parish, 
Hanover Co., 583 1-3 acres in St. Mark’s parish, Orange 
Co., near the county seat of the present Rappahannock 
county. Here he removed and settled close by his son 
John,* and probably here he died. He married Susannah 
Dabney,* of the Hanover family of that name, probably in 

*Dabnry.—The names of her parents, and to what branch of the 
family Susannah (Dabney) Strother belongs, has not been ascer- 
tained. It has been popularly but erroneously supposed that she 
was the daut. of Cornelius Dabney and his wife, Sarah Jennings. 
-and much has been written and said as to the claim of her descend- 
ants to a share in a great “Jennings estate.’ The absurdity of the 
claim will be apparent when it is understood that her son, John | 
Dabney Strother, was b. in 1721, the same year Sarah Jennings wae 
married. The latter fact is proven by the following entry in the 
first minute book of Hanover Co. (formed from New Kent in 1729): 
“Ordered that it be recorded that on — day of April, 1721, Cornelius 
Dabney, late of Engiand, intermarried with Sarah Jennings.” There 


that Co., where it is known his son John‘ was born. His 
will, dated April 17, 1751, is probated in Culpeper county 
and is recorded in Will Book “A,” p.57. He died in 1752. 
Names wife Susannah, who is made ex’trx; sons John,‘ 
George,‘ Anthony,‘ Robert and Francis* (the three latter 
under sixteen years), and dauts. Mary, Behethland,* Eliza- 
beth* and Susanna‘; wits—J. Lewis, John Strother, Thomas 
Baker. He was a planter, and in his will refers to himself 
as “of St. Mark’s Parish in the county of Culpeper.” 

Children, order conjectural: 
VIII. (1) John Dabney Strother,‘ b. 1721, in Hanover Co.; m. 
Mary Willis Wade. 
IX. (2) William,‘ m. Sarah (Bayly) Pannill. 
X. (3) Elizabeth, m. James Gaines; # A 
(4) Mary,* m, j Law! 
(s) Behethland, m. Oliver Walliss. — 
(6) Susannah,‘ m. Thomas Gaines, son of Henry and Tsa- 
bella (Pendicton) Gaines. Children: 

i. Phillip Gaines,’ m. —— McGavock, 

ii. James Strother, m. Judith Easley, and had among 
other children, John Strother Gaincs,’, who m. Le- 
titia Dalton Moore, and had Amanda M. Gaines, 
who m. Charles A. Rice, and who are the parents 

are various other Dabney traditions not necessary to recount. It 
seems clear, however, that Dabn vs were in the Virginia colony as 
early as 1664, as will appeat from land grants, the spelling 
of the name, however, being different. But these early gen- 
erations have never been cleared up, and it were mere speculation 
in the absence of records to attempt to say who were the parents 
of Susannah. On the matter Dr, Charles W. Dabney, of Knoxville, 
Tenn., Feb. 8, 1898, writes: “We have the same story about Sarah 
Jennings, and I suppose there is no doubt about that. But every- 
thing back of Cornelius, her husband, is very vague and uncertain, 
and I have very little faith in it. The bulk of my family believe that 
Cornelius was the first emigrant himself, because there are no re- . 
liable records back of him.” For printed sources see Smedes’ 
Memorials of a Southern Planter (Baltimore, 1887), pp. 7-16; Slaugh- 
ter’s St. Mark’s Parish, 186; Gilmer’s Georgians, p. 166; Page's Poze 
Family, p. 163; Richmond Standard, ii, 34, iii, 24; Sketches of Lynch- 
burg, p. 245, and Meade’s Old Churches, etc. 


ii. John? a seaman, d. in England. 
iii. Samuel? and iv. George, both d. young. 
(10) Robert,‘ m. Elizabeth In 1771 he executed a 
deed to Charles Browning to land in Culpeper. 

VI. Anthony Strother® (IVilliam,? William’) was b. Aug. 
1, 1710; and d. Dec. 10, 1765. He was a merchant in Fred- 
ericksburg. In 1751 Gov. Dinwiddie, who had appointed 
James Patton, Joshua Fry, and Lunsford Lomax, commis- 
sioners to treat with the Indians, wrote Col. Patton to pro- 
ceed immediately to Fredericksburg “and there receive from 
Mr. Strother the goods sent as a present by his majesty to 
the Indians.” He lived across the river from the town, and 
the I'redericksburg ferry was on his land.* On Jan. 27, 
1724, he received a grant for 609 acres in Spottsylvania Co., 
on “Goard Vine Fork.” In 1739 William Thornton con- 
veyed to Anthony Strother and Behethland his wife, 250 A. 
below the Falls of the Rappahannock in King George Co. 
His will, prob. Oct. 1766, directs his property to be kept to- 
gether as a whole for ten years, and then sold and the pro- 
ceeds equally divided between his widow and children, He 
married (1) Aug. 25, 1733, Behethland} Starke, b. Dec. 27, 
1716, who d. after Dec. 2, 1753: and (2) in 1754, Mary 
James, b. Dec. 28, 1736. His widow Mary, m. (2) Col. 
Henry Smith (bro. of Daniel Smith, U. S. Sen. from ‘Tenn. 
and also of Enoch Smith, great-grandfather of Janes Milton 
Bourne, Louisville, Ky.), and removed to Russell Co., Va. 
The names of the children, with dates below, are from the 
family bible. 

*Hening’s Statutes at Large of Va., vi, 18. He is also mentioned 
in an Act of Sept. 1758, “for the defence of the Frontiers of the col- 
ony,” vii, 213. 

+This is an unusual name, and was apparently the surname of an 
ancestor of Bethethland Starke. Among the sixty “Gentlemen” given 
in a list of the first one hundred colonists to Va. in 1607, is the 
name of Robert Behethland (p. 152); he is again named amorig the 
twenty “Gentlemen” of the first supply who visited Powatan at his 
town (p. 166); and again (p. 213-215) he is named among those who 
visited Opecancanough. See Smith's Travels (1819), vol. 1. 

Children, by his first wife: 
(1) William Strother,’ b, Aug. 29, 1734; d. March 18, 1743-4. 
(2) Anthony,‘ b. May 10, 1736, m. Kenyon, daut. of 
' Abram Kenyon; was both sheriff and justice of King 
George; and lived at the old home of his father. Chil- 
dren; ) 
ae George Strother,> who inherited the family seat. 
ii. Anthony,’ m. —— Newton, and removed to the Valley. 
iii. John,” m, —— Price. 
(3) Elizabeth,‘ b. Sept. 22, 1738; d. Aug. 3, 1745. 
(4). Margaret,* b. Sept. 23, 1740; d. Feb. 4, 1740-1. 
(5) John,’ b. Feb, 11, 1741-2. 
(6) Francis,‘ b. Nov. 23, 1743; d. Aug. 15. 1745. 
(7) Alice,‘ b. Jan. 18, 1744-5; d. March 18, 1744-5. 
(8) William (2)‘, b. April 30, 1746. 
(9) Betty, b. Aug. 8, 1747; d. Sept. 10, 1748, 
in,‘ b. June 25, 1750; d. 1805; in 1776 entered the 
f : ved three years; later he entered the 

until the end of the war; 


—— time 


ther,? sheriff; in 1741 was sheriff and justice; in 1742 was ap- 
pointed collector, and in 1747 inspector at Falmouth (then 
in King George). Later he removed to Culpeper, where he 
d. intestate in 1761, leaving a large personal estate, divided 
between his children by William Green and Nathaniel Pen- 
dleton; his real property passing to his eldest son, Francis 
Strother. He m. Margaret, daut. of Daniel French (d. 
1736), of King George Co., and Margaret his wife, who was 
daut. of John Pratt and Margaret his wife, of King George. 
Daniel French belonged to the prominent family of that 
name of Roscommon Co., Ireland. 

Children: ; 
XI. (1) French Strother,‘ m, Lucy Coleman. 
(2) James,‘ d. unm. in 1764; will prob. in Stafford Co., 
property given to brother French,‘ and sister Mary 
ex’or, George Gray. 



(1) Joseph Strother, m. Nancy Stewart, and in 1800 removed 
to Jefferson Co., Ky, A son, Benjamin,* d. s. p. at Warm 
Springs, Va.; was in U. §. Army, 1792-97." A son, 
William,® had a daut. Harriet,’ who m, Rev. Horace String- 

(2) Susannah,’ m. John Lawler. 

(3) Mary,® m. Charles Browning. 

(4) Sarah, m, William Hughes. 

(5) Lucy,’ m. Francis Covington. 

(6) Mildred,’ m. William Covington. 

(7) Anne,’ m, John F, Strother. For record see Jeremiah,* son 
of III. Jeremiah. 

(8) Elizabeth? m. Capt. John Browning, of the Continental 
Line, son of Frank Browning. D. P. Browning, of Lew- 
isburg, Ky., is a descendant. 

(9) John,’ m. Helen Piper. He inherited “Wadefield,” and d. 
in 1818. Among his children, a daut., Nancy Strother,* 
b. Nov. 20, 1784, m. June 1799, Willian Pendleton, whose 
son, Albert G. Pendleton, m. Elvira Chapman, the par- 
ents of the wile of Judge Philip IVilhams Strother’ Wil- 
liam Pendleton was the son of Capt. James Pendleton and 
Margaret Bowie, son of James Pendleton and Susan 
Clayton, son of Henry Pendicton and Mary Taylor (daut. 
of the first James Taylor), son of Philip Pendleton and 
Isabella Hert. 

IX. William Strothert (Francis,? William,? William’) was 
b., probably in Hanover Co., about 1725. From the failure 
of Francis Strother,’ of St. Mark’s, to mention him by name 
in his will, doubt has been expressed as to his being a son. 
But apart from this failure, the cause for which does not ap- 
pear, there can hardly be a reasonable doubt on the point. 
On Aug. 1, 1727, Margaret (Thornton) Strother gave by 
deed to her son Francis Strother,* of Hanover Co., certain 
slaves with reversion to her grandson William Strother.* 
The connection here would clearly indicate that William 
was the son of Francis, rather than of any one else, a con- 
clusion further strengthened by the fact that none of her other 

*Gardner, p. 432. 


sons, so far ascan bediscovered fromrecordand othersources, 
had a son named William of his age. In 1749, there was a 
grant of 4oo acres in Orange Co., forks of Rush river, ad- 
joining Francis* and John Strother,* to William. Strother, 
son of Francis,® which grant was subsequently sold by Wil- 
liam‘ to John Strother.t Rev. George Strother,’ of Trimble 
Co., Ky., b. in Culpeper Co., Va. (son of John F. Strother,‘ 
and Anne,® daut. of Capt. John Strother) was consequently 
a great nephew of this William,* and living in the same re- 
gion must have known him. The former has left a record 
in which he places William* as son of Francis,® of St. Mark’s, 
and brother of his grandfather John,* who he says was b, in 
Hanover Co, As will be seen below, the names of the chil- 
dren all show evidence of descent from a Dabney inter-mar- 
riage—such as “Susannah” (name of the wife of Francis of 
St. Mark’s, and also of his daut.), and William *Dabney” 
Strother. He was a large landed proprietor in Culpeper and 
Orange. He m., prior to Feb. 20, 1752, (1) Mrs. Sarah 
(Bayly) Pannill,* widow of William Pannill. She was 
originally of Urbana, in Middlesex Co., Va. On Oct. 25, 
1759, he as “of the county of Orange, Planter, and Sarah his 
wife, late widow and relict of William Pannill, late of the 
county of Culpeper,” convey to her sons William and David 
Pannill 400 acres in Orange. His wife d. 1774, and her will 

*In the William and Mary College Quarterly, Oct. 1897, and Jan. 1898, 
vi, 113, 155, is an account of the Pannill ancestors of Gen. J. E. B. 
Stuart. ‘The earliest of the name mentioned is William Pannill, who 
m. 1735 Sarah Bayly, above, and had six children: 1. Samuel; 2. 
William; 3. John; 4. Joseph; 5. Frances, m. —— Banks (see her 
mother’s will supra); and 6. David. The Va. Land Register shows 
grants to Thomas Pannell, of Richmond Co., of 135 acres, Oct. 19, 
1705; Wm. Pannell, 45 acres in Richmond Co., July 30, 1706; and 
Wm. Pannell and John Burkett, 300 acres in same Co., Dec. 15, 
1708. Branches of the family some time after 1750 were living in 
old Granville Co., N. C., comprising the present county of the 
name, and Warren, Franklin and Vance. See also Richmond Stend- . 
ard, ii, 32, iii, 13. 



dated Aug. 23, 1774, was prob. Dec. 22, 1774, in Will Book 
No. 2, p. 489, Orange Co. records, legacies to grandson Wil- 
liam, son of David Pannill, to granddaut. Sarah Bailie (sic) 
Morton Pannill, daut. of William Pannill, to grandson Ger- 
ard Banks, son of daut. Frances Banks, to granddaut. Sarah 
Bailie Hawkins, to Sarah Runnolds (relationship not stated), 
daut. of Tabitha Runnolds, to first child that may be born to 
son Joseph Pannill; and balance of estate to be divided 
equally between son William Dabney Strother, and dauts. 
Frances Banks, Susanna Hawkins and Sarah Strother. He 
m. (2) Anne Kavenah (sic), bond dated June 9, 1775 (Orange 
records). Late in life he removed to Woodiord Co., Ky., 
where he d. 1808. 


(1) Susannah Strother m. Capt. Moses Hawkins,* of the 14th 
Va. Regt., who was killed Oct. 4, 1777, in the Revolu- 
tionary War. His children received a Jand warrant for 
his services. They lived in Woodford Co., Ky., and are: 

i. Sarah Baily Hawkins‘; ii, William Strother,? m. Katherine 
Keith; iti. Moses,’ m. Castleman; iv. (daut.). 

(2) William Dabney,’ thought to have been killed at the battle 
of Guilford C. H. in the war of the Revolution. 

(3) Sarah,’ b. Dec. 11, 1760, m. Richard Taylor, son of Zachary 
‘Naylor and Elizabeth Lee, son of James Taylor (IL) and 
Martha Thompson, son of James Taylor, immigrant, and 
ist wife, He was a Lt. Col. in the 2d Va. Regt. in 
the Revolution. Children: 

j. Hancock Taylor,’ m. (1) Elizabeth Hord; (2) Annah Lewis. 
ii. Zachary,’ b. Nov. 24, 1784; m. Margaret Smith; was twelfth 
President of the U. S$. 
jij. George.” 
iv. William Dabney. 
y. Richard. 
vi. Joseph Panaill,” m, Evaline McLean. 

_ vii. Elizabeth Lee,’ m. John Gibson Taylor. 

viii. Sarak, m. French Strother Gray,’ son of Col. George 
Gray, son of George Gray and Mary,’ daut. of (VIL) 
James Strother.* 

ix, Emily, m. John §. Allison. 

*Courier Journal, Jan. 12, 1896. 


X. Elizabeth Strother (Francis? William? William,*) m. 
James Gaines, son of Henry Gaines* and his wife Isabella 

*Garnes.—This family appears to have been seated in Va. in the 
first fifty years. of the Colony. The Virginia Land Register shows 
the following grants: Thomas Gaines 1030 A. in old Rappahannock 
Co., in 1656; Daniel Gaines and Nicholas Williard (sic) 1376 A. in 
Freshes of Rappahannock, Jan. 24, 1665, for transportation of 28 
persons; Thomas Gaines, 28 A. in Rappahannock, April 20, 1685; 
Robert Gaines, 186 A. in Rappahannock, in 1683; William Gaines, 
240 A. in Lunenburg Co., both sides of Hound's creek, Sept. 10, 
1755; William Gaines, 261 A. in Culpeper, Jan. 12, 1756 (Northern 
Neck Grants); Francis Gaines, 318 A. in Culpeper, Nov. 12, 1786 
(Northern Neck Grants); and Hieram Gaines, 339 A. in Albemarle 
Co., Feb. 16, 1771. In Goode’s Virginia Cousins, p. 479, it is stated 
that the Gaines immigrants settled probably in New Kent Co., but 
the foregoing would indicate that they settled higher up; and again, 
p. 290, that John Collier m. Miss Gaines, “of a family early seated 
in King and Queen County,” and it is conjecturally stated that she 
was a sister, or cousin, of the “two men named Gaines” who m, the 
two Pendletons. There were also members of the family in Essex 
Co. No satisfactory deductions as to descent from any of the above 
named patentees have been shown by any of the families bearing the 
name. ‘he several printed records start with Henry and James 
Gaines, said to have been brothers, who married respectively Isa- 
bella and Mary Pendleton, sisters of Judge Edmund Pendleton. 

In Book “B,” p. 169, Culpeper Co. records, is the will of 
Francis Gaines, dated Sept. 26, 1775, prob, July 15, 1776, in which is 
named wife Dorothy, son James and other legatees, and also I sa- 
bella, daughter of his nephew, Henry Gaines. ‘This is undoubtedly the 
Henry Gaines, who m. Isabella Pendleton. Ex’trs—son James, 
friends Edward Watkins and Samuel Clayton. In Book “B,” p. 
339, is the will of Humphrey Gaines, dated July 3, 1778, and prob. 
Oct. 17, 1779, in which he names wife Sarah, son William, and 
datits. Sarah and Frances Watts, besides others; wits—Ignatius 
Freeman and Charles Braking. It is not improbable that Francis 
and Humphrey were brothers. 

Henry Gaines, names of parents not known, but probably of the 
third or fourth generation of the family in Va. m. Isabella Pendle- 
ton, when and where d. unknown. In the old Vestry Book, 1705-1785, 
p. 74, of St. Paul’s Parish, Hanove: Co., Va., is this order,—June 
21, 1745: “Ordered that the new Gallery lately Built by Mr. Henry 
Gains be appropriated to the use of the Gentlemen Justices, and 


Pendleton, in Culpeper county, probably about 1765-1775. 
James Gaines was b. in Culpeper county in 1742, and after 
marriage removed to N. C. “Capt. James Gaines was an offi- 

Vestry men and their Familys.” And in the same order Henry 
Gains was directed to make certain specified repairs, and to be paid 
500 tbs of tobacco. No conjecture is hazarded as to the identity of 
the two Henrys. It does not appear, however, that Henry d. in 
Culpeper, and it may be that he never left the lower country. 
George Strother Gaines,’ son of James Gaines and Elizabeth 
Strother,* left a record in which he says that his grandfather was 
Henry Gaines, and that he married Isabella Pendleton. This, to- 
gether with the reference to Isabella, daut. of Henry, in the will of 
Francis Caines, above, would seem to leaye no doubt as to the 
identity of Henry as the husband of Isabella Pendleton. Children: 
i, Benjamin Gaines; ii. Richard; iii. Henry, will dated Oct. 19, 1810, 
prob. June 27, 1811, Will Book ‘‘2,” p. 302, Madison Co., Va.; iv. 
James, m, Elizabeth Strother,’ supra; v. Robert; vi. Thomas, m. 
Susannah Strother,’ supra; vii. Phillip; viii. Nancy; ix. Isabella, 
m., —— Brown. 

James Gaines, said to have been a brother of Henry, m. Mary 
Pendleton, sister of Isabella Pendleton, above. In Book “C,” p. 
239, Culpeper Co. records, is the will of James Gaines, dated May 24, 
1781, prob. March 20, 1786, in which he names wife Mary and chil- 
dren as hereafter given. The will of Mary Gaines, dated March 7, 
1803, prob. March 24, 1803, is recorded in Will Book “I,” p. 302 
of the Madison Co. records (formed in 1792 from Culpeper). She 
names “my surviving children, seven in number,” corresponding 
exactly with those named in the will of James, some having died 
between the dates of the two wills. In 1801 Judge Edmund Pen- 
dleton prepared an account of his family, in which he men- 
tioned his sister Mary Gaines as then alive, aged &4. From these 
facts it appears clear that James Gaines was the husband of 
Mary Pendleton, etc. Children: i. Isabella Gaines; ii, Henry; iii. 
Jane; iv. Richard Edmund; v. Joseph; yi. Francis Thomas; vii. 
Mary, m. Herndon; viii. Sarah, m. —— Broadus; ix. Cath- 
arine, m. Broadus; x. James; xi. William. 

TayLOR AND PENDLETON. Isabella and Mary Pendleton were 
dauts. of Henry Pendleton, b. 1683, d.. May 1721, and his wife Mary 
Taylor (m. 1701), son of Philip (son of Henry Pendleton, of Nor- 
wich, Eng.), b. 1650, emigrated to Va. 1674, and d. in New Kent Co. 
1721, m. Isabella Hert. Mary (Taylor) Pendleton, b. June 2, 1688, 


cer of the Revolutionary War, during a part of which he 

served with distinction, at the head of a company of volun- 

teers. He was the nephew of Edmund Pendleton, who was 

for many years presiding judge of the Court of Appeals in 

Virginia. * * * James Gaines was aman of great intel- 

ligence, considerable talent, and high character.”* Te was 

in the battle of Eutaw Springs and other engagements.t He 

was a member of the N. C. Convention which ratified the 

Constitution of the U. S. Some time after this he removed 
to Tennessee, and d. at Kingsport in 1830. 

Children, order conjectural: 

(1) Edmund Pendicton Gaines, b. in Culpeper Co., Va., March 

20, 1777; d. in New Orleans, La., June 6, 1849; m. (1) 

Frances Toulmin, daut. of Judge Harry Toulmin, first 

"Territorial Judge in the Alabama portion of the Missis- 

sippi Territory; (2) Barbara Blount, daut. of Gov, Wim, 

Blount, of Tenn., a son, E. P. Gaines,t Jr., now resides in 

Washington, D. C.; and (3) Mrs. Myra (Clark) Whitney, 

daut. of Daniel Clark. He entered the U. S. Army as an 

ensign Jan. 10, 1799, became successively brigadier and 

d. 1770, was a daut. of the first James Taylor (who settled in New 
Kent, now Caroline Co., where he d. April 30, 1608), and his 2nd 
wife Mary Gregory, to whom he was m, Aug. 12, 1682, For Gaines 
records, see Meade’s Old Churches, etc.; Slaughter’s St. Mark's Par- 
ish, 149, 164; Richmond Standard, iii, 14; Goode's Virginia Cousins, 
passim; for Taylor, see Meade, ii, 98; Page's Page Family, 241; Pax- 
ton’s Marshall Family, 183: Richmond Standard, ii, 7, iti, 16, 17, 23, and 
iv, 12, 25; Carter Tree, and Gilmer’s Georgians, 217; Hayden's Virginia 
Gencalogies, and the Louisville Courier-Journal, Aug. 2, 1896; and for 
Pendleton, see Slaughter, 148, 173; Meade, ii, 298, and Courier- 
Journal, Feb. 7, 14 and 21, 1897, and Page. 

*In a sketch of his son, Gen. E, P. Gaines, in U. S. Magazine and 
Democratic Review, June 1848, p. 550. See also for facts 2s to James 
Gaines, Lossing’s Field Book of the Revolution, ii. pp. 494, 5+ and 497, 
and Elliot's Debates. 

+Journals of Congress, vii, 167. 


major general, remaining continuously in the army until 
his death.* 
(2) George Strother, born in Stokes Co., N. C., 1784; d. in 
Ala. 1873, m. Ann Gaines; was an early and influential 
settler in Alabamaj (then Miss. Territory). 
(3) Frances,’ m. Charles Lynn. 
(4) James, m. Fannie Rodgers. 
(5) Agnes,” m. Joseph Everett. A daut., Susan Dabney? m. 
James O’Brien, and had a daut., Elica Ann O'Brien, b. 
Sept. 25, 1810, m. Sept. 11, 1835, Gov. Wm. G. Brownlow, | 
and now resides at Knoxville, Tenn. They had seven 
children, one of whom, Col. John Bell Brownlow,’ m, Mary 
Fouche, and now resides in Washington, D. G 
(6) Patsy,* m. —— Everett. : 
(7) Nancy, m. —— Asher. \ 
(8) Lucy,’ m. David Childress. Y : 
= (9) Elizabeth, m. Samuel Moore. 
(10) Susanna, d. unm. 
(a1) Sarah,’ d. uam, : 
(12) Behethland,’ m. James Lyon, of Stokes Co., N. C. Chil- 
dren: . 
j. James Gaines Lyon,’ m. Rosanna 
George Fisher, of South Ala., so 
and Ann McBride, of Rowan 


children, Mery A. Lyon,’ who m, William Henry Ross, 
a prominent citizen of Mobile, Ala., son of Jack Ferrill 
Ross* (first Treasurer ci Ala.) and Anne Amelia Fisher, 
daut. of Col. George Fisher above. He was the son 
of John Ross and wife Temperance Ferrill, of Franklin 
county, N. C. A daut, Amelia L. Ross,* m, James L. 
Abbot, and now resides at Little Rock, Ark. 

iii. William’; iv. Kittie’; v. Elisabeth,{ m, —— Martin; vi. 
Sallie,’ m. Flippin; vii. Nancy.‘ 

XI. Trench Strother* (James,? Jeremiah,’ JVilliam*) was b. 
173— in King George Co. He lived on a handsome estate 
of 1,500 acres, lying on Mountain Run, on the Fredericks- 
burg road between Culpeper and Stevensburg. He was a 
vestryman and warden of St. Mark’s parish. He repre- 
sented Culpeper Co. for more than a quarter of a century in 
the General Assembly, before, during and after the Revolu- 
tion, was 2 member of the Va. Conventions of 1776 and 1788, 
opposing in the latter, with Patrick Henry, George Mason 
and others, the adoption of the Constitution of the United 
States. He was county lieutenant, and also presiding 
justice of the County Court of Culpeper. For his boldness 
and aggressiveness during the Revolutionary struggle, he 
has been denominated by Grigsby as “the Fearless.” He 
was in every way a useful and public spirited citizen. The 
General Assembly at various times imposed upon him public 
duties, as that of trustee of the town of Stevensburg, trustee 
of an academy to be established in the old gun-factory at 
Fredericksburg, commissioner to settle certain trustees’ ac- 
counts, commissioner of a road from Chester’s gap in Cul- 
peper to Richmond, etc.t He d. intestate in Aug. 1800, 
and is buried at Fredericksburg. His wife was Lucy, daut. 
of Robert Coleman (d. 1793) formerly of Caroline Co. She 

was connected with the Claytons, Fosters and Stevens. 
*Brewer, p. 392. For sketch of W. H. Ross, see Memorial Record 
of Alabama, ii, 582-3. 

;Hening, xi, 36, 204; xii, 219, 375: 

' 51 
, (1) Margaret French Strother,’ m. Capt. Phil. Slaughter of 
| the Revolution; b. 1758, d. 1849, and had many distin- 
guished descendants. 
(2) Gilley,’ m. Col. John Evans. Commander French Chad- 
wick,’ of the U. S. Navy, is a grandson. 
(3) Lucy,’ d. unm. 
(4) Elizabeth,’ m. Nimrod Evans, d. s. p. 
(5) Mary,” m. Daniel Gray,’ her first cousin. 
(6) Daniel French,* m, Fannie, daut. of Judge John Thomp- 
{ son, of Louisville, Ky., son of Rev. John Thompson, and 
| wiie, the widow of Gov. Spotswood; lived and d. at Louis- 
\ ville. 
(7) George Trench,’ m. (1) Sarah Green Williams, daut. of Gen. 
James Williams, of “Soldier's Rest,” Orange Co.,and wife 

1 Eleanor, daut. of Moses Green, youngest son of Robert 
{ Green, the immigrant. Gen. James Williams was the 
1 gon of the second William Williams and Lacy, the daut. 
4 of Philip Clayton, of Catalpa, who was himself the grand- 
| son of the first Philip Pendleton. He was a lawyer, 

member of the Va. Assembly, and in Congress, 1817-20, 

by when he resigned to become Receiver of Public Moneys 
at St. Louis, where he died in 1840.* He m. (2) Theo- 
dosia, daut. of John Hunt, of Lexington, Ky., by whom 
he had two children, ii, Sallie,® and iii, John’ By his first 
wife he had only one child: 

i. James French Strother,’ b. at Culpeper C. H. Sept. 4, 1811, 
d. Sept. 20, 1860; m. Nov. 2, 1832, Elizabeth Reb- 
erts, daut. of John Roberts, of Culpeper, who was com- 
missioned major in Revolutionary War March 5, 
1779. He was @ member of the Va. Assembly, 
member of the Constitutional Convention of 1850, 
and in Congress 1851-53. He was 4 lawyer; @ 
citizen of character, and universally esteemed. His 
widow is still alive, over cighty years of age. Chil- 
dren: 1. George F. Strother,’ d. s- P+ 3 John Roberts.’ 
m. —— Payne; 3. James French,’ m. —— Botts; 4 Wil- 
liam,’ d. s. p-3 5+ Judge Philip Williams,” distinguishe!! 
lawyer of Pearisburg, Va. ™. Nannie Strother, daut 
of Col. A. G. Pendleton; 6. Sallie Williams’; 7- Token 
Hunt; 8. W. Johnson, m. —— Shackleford; 9. Lewis 
Harvie’; and 10. Charles, 4. s. D- 

*J,anman, p. 458- 
;Lanman, p- 455.