Elizabeth Lee1

b. 1654
     Elizabeth Lee was born in 1654.1 She was the daughter of Richard Lee and Anne Constable.1

Citations

  1. [S688] Paul C. Nagel, Lees of Virginia.

Anne Lee1

b. 1654, d. 1701
     Anne Lee was born in 1654.1 She was the daughter of Richard Lee and Anne Constable.1 Anne Lee died in 1701.1

Citations

  1. [S688] Paul C. Nagel, Lees of Virginia.

John Wayles Eppes

b. 19 April 1773, d. 13 September 1823
     John Wayles Eppes was born on 19 April 1773 at Eppington, Chesterfield Co., VA. He married Mary Jefferson, daughter of President Thomas Jefferson and Martha Wayles, on 13 October 1797. John Wayles Eppes owned as a slave Betsy Hemmings, daughter of Mary Hemmings. John Wayles Eppes died on 13 September 1823 at Milbrook, Buckingham Co., VA, at age 50.

Among wedding presents from Thomas Jefferson was the 14-year-old slave Betsy Hemmings (who may have been Jefferson's illegitimate daughter). Betsy Hemmings is recorded as being the nurse of John's son Francis. When Betsy had a daughter by Eppes the child was named Frances.

Eppes was interred in the private cemetery of the Eppes family at Millbrook, near Curdsville, VA. When Betsy Hemmings died in 1857 she was buried next to Eppes's grave with an elaborate stone. Patsy Eppes died at Millbrook in 1862 and ws buried at her daughter's home in nearby Chellowe instead of beside her husband at Millbrook. Anecdotal evidence suggests that Patsy Eppes would not be buried near her husband's mistress.

Sarah Allerton1

b. circa 1670, d. 17 May 1731
     Sarah Allerton was born circa 1670 at Westmoreland Co., VA.1 She married Hancock Lee, son of Richard Lee and Anne Constable, circa 1700.1 Sarah Allerton died on 17 May 1731 at Wicomico, Northumberland Co., VA.1

Child of Sarah Allerton and Hancock Lee

Citations

  1. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 33.

Leroy R. Edeburn

b. 1 November 1899, d. 21 April 1989
     Leroy R. Edeburn was born on 1 November 1899.1 He married Merle Roxy Holcombe, daughter of Nahum W. Holcombe and Blanche MacMurray. Leroy R. Edeburn died on 21 April 1989 at age 89.1

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 272-05-1106.

Elizabeth Lee1

b. circa 1707, d. circa 1750
     Elizabeth Lee was born circa 1707 at Northumberland Co., VA.1 She was the daughter of Hancock Lee and Sarah Allerton.1 Elizabeth Lee married Zachary Taylor circa 1734 at probably Northumberland Co., VA.1 Elizabeth Lee died circa 1750 at Orange Co., VA.1

Child of Elizabeth Lee and Zachary Taylor

Citations

  1. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 33.

Benjamin Franklin Randolph

b. 16 July 1808
     Benjamin Franklin Randolph was born on 16 July 1808.1 He was the son of Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. and Martha Jefferson.

Citations

  1. [S679] William H. Gaines Jr., Thomas Mann Randolph, page 71.

Sarah Dabney Strother1

b. 14 December 1760, d. 13 December 1822
     Sarah Dabney Strother was born on 14 December 1760 at probably Orange Co., VA.1 She married Richard Taylor, son of Zachary Taylor and Elizabeth Lee, on 20 August 1779 at Woodford Co., KY.1 Sarah Dabney Strother died on 13 December 1822 at Woodford Co., KY, at age 61.1

Child of Sarah Dabney Strother and Richard Taylor

Citations

  1. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 33.

Benjamin Harrison VI1

b. 1757, d. 1799
     Benjamin Harrison VI was born in 1757 at Berkeley, Charles City Co., VA.1 He was the son of Benjamin Harrison V and Elizabeth Bassett.1 Benjamin Harrison VI died in 1799 at Berkeley, Charles City Co., VA.1

Citations

  1. [S686] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne, Pyne's Register, page 381.

Hannah Ludwell1

b. 1701, d. 1750
     Hannah Ludwell was born in 1701.1 She married Thomas Lee, son of Richard Henry Lee Jr. and Laetita Corbin.1 Hannah Ludwell died in 1750.1

Children of Hannah Ludwell and Thomas Lee

Citations

  1. [S688] Paul C. Nagel, Lees of Virginia.

Capt. (?) Hemmings

Child of Capt. (?) Hemmings and African Woman (?)

Rebecca Tayloe1

b. 17 January 1751, d. 7 January 1797
     Rebecca Tayloe was born on 17 January 1751.1 She married Francis Lightfoot Lee, son of Thomas Lee and Hannah Ludwell, on 9 March 1769 at Mount Airy, Richmond Co., VA.1 Rebecca Tayloe died on 7 January 1797 at Menokin, Richmond Co., VA, at age 45.1

Citations

  1. [S686] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne, Pyne's Register, page 814.

Dewey Leo Eaken

b. 20 January 1899, d. 8 June 1960
     Dewey Leo Eaken was born on 20 January 1899 at Lafayette, Medina Co., OH. He married Velva Cleo Wightman, daughter of Otto Leon Wightman and Mertie Lura Fosier, on 24 December 1921 at Medina Co., OH.1 Dewey Leo Eaken died on 8 June 1960 at Medina, Medina Co., OH, at age 61.

Children of Dewey Leo Eaken and Velva Cleo Wightman

Citations

  1. [S681] MR: Eaken and Wightman.
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 272-28-4619.
  3. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 299-30-0366.
  4. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 275-48-9441.

Anne Aylett1

b. circa 1738, d. 12 December 1768
     Anne Aylett was born circa 1738.1 She married Richard Henry Lee, son of Thomas Lee and Hannah Ludwell, on 3 December 1757.1 Anne Aylett died on 12 December 1768 at Chantilly, Westmoreland Co., VA.1

Citations

  1. [S686] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne, Pyne's Register, page 10.

James Madison Randolph

b. 17 January 1806, d. 1834
     James Madison Randolph was born on 17 January 1806 at Executive Mansion, Washington, DC. He was the son of Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. and Martha Jefferson. James Madison Randolph died in 1834.

Anne Gaskins1

d. 10 January 1796
     Anne Gaskins married Richard Henry Lee, son of Thomas Lee and Hannah Ludwell, in June 1769.1 Anne Gaskins died on 10 January 1796 at Chantilly, Westmoreland Co., VA.1

Citations

  1. [S686] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne, Pyne's Register, page 10.

Meriwether Lewis Randolph

b. 1810, d. 1837
     Meriwether Lewis Randolph was born in 1810. He was the son of Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. and Martha Jefferson. Meriwether Lewis Randolph died in 1837.

Hannah Lee1

b. 1729, d. 1782
     Hannah Lee was born in 1729.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Lee and Hannah Ludwell.1 Hannah Lee died in 1782.1

Citations

  1. [S688] Paul C. Nagel, Lees of Virginia.

George Wythe Randolph

b. 10 April 1818, d. 3 April 1867
     George Wythe Randolph was born on 10 April 1818 at Monticello, Albemarle Co., VA.1 He was the son of Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. and Martha Jefferson. George Wythe Randolph married Mary Elizabeth Adams on 10 April 1852. George Wythe Randolph died on 3 April 1867 at age 48. He was buried at Monticello, Albemarle Co., VA.

George was a lawyer and the Confederate States Secretary of War during the American Civil War. He was also Thomas Jefferson's grandson.

Named in honor of George Wythe (a signer of the Declaration of Independence), he was a relative of Edmund Randolph, who served in George Washington's cabinet as the first Attorney General of the United States, as well as colonist William Randolph through both his mother and father's sides of the family.

Randolph briefly attended school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and served as a midshipman in the United States Navy. He attended the University of Virginia before moving to Richmond and becoming a lawyer.

As the Confederacy was established and the United States divided into two hostile camps, both sides moved steadily toward open conflict. A special delegation, composed of Randolph, William B. Preston and Alexander H.H. Stuart, travelled to Washington, D.C. where they met President Abraham Lincoln on April 12, 1861. Finding the President firm in his resolve to hold the Federal forts then in the South, the three men returned to Richmond, Virginia on April 15. He joined the Confederate army, serving as a major in the Battle of Big Bethel, and was promoted to brigadier general on February 12, 1862. Randolph was appointed by Jefferson Davis as Secretary of War on March 18, 1862, and he took office on March 24, 1862, but resigned on November 17, 1862.

Randolph chose exile in Europe after the Confederacy fell. He later returned to Virginia where he died two years later in 1867 from pneumonia.

He is pictured on the $100.00 bill of the Confederate States of America.

Citations

  1. [S679] William H. Gaines Jr., Thomas Mann Randolph, page 104.

Alice Lee1

b. 1736, d. 1817
     Alice Lee was born in 1736.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Lee and Hannah Ludwell.1 Alice Lee died in 1817.1

Citations

  1. [S688] Paul C. Nagel, Lees of Virginia.

Caleb Spencer1

b. 28 June 1718
     Caleb Spencer was born on 28 June 1718.1 He was the son of Samuel Spencer and Hephzibah Church.1 Caleb Spencer married Hannah Downer circa 1760.1

Caleb is mentioned in Harvey’s History of Wilkes-Barre. He was one of the earliest settlers of Westmoreland County, Connecticut (now Luzerne County, Pennsylvania). He came there under the auspices of the Connecticut Susquehanna Company that was formed in 1753 after the purchase of the Wyoming Valley from the Iroquois Indians. The first settlement of the Wyoming Valley was made in the spring of 1762. Caleb first appeared on a list of inhabitant in 1771 and in 1772 he owned four lots in Wilkes-Barre. In 1775 he was appointed to the Committee of Inspection for the town of Westmoreland. In 1776 Caleb was listed on a Hanover Township tax list. In 1778 Caleb was a private in the Westmoreland Militia, part of the 24th Connecticut. His son, Walter Spencer and his son- in-law, Richard Inman, also belonged to the regiment. During the Revolution the Wyoming Valley was the scene of the Wyoming Valley Massacre. Most of the able-bodied men had joined the Continental Army. A force of about 300 old men and boys, at Forty-Fort, made up the Valley’s defenses. Forty-Fort was so named because it had been built by 40 of the Connecticut settlers. On 3 July 1778 they were attacked by Butler’s Rangers, a detachment of Sir John Johnson’s Royal Greens and a force of 700 Seneca and Cayuga Indians. At first charge the Fort surrendered. Two-thirds of the defenders were slain in battle and the Indians tortured many of the survivors, who had surrendered. Among those killed were Josiah, (his sister Esther Spencer married Major John Garrett), James and Levi Spencer. Caleb, Walter and Edward Spencer survived the battle. In 1779 Caleb Spencer inventoried the estate of Elisha Inman, Jr. (slain in battle and brother of Caleb’s son-in-law, Richard Inman.) Hannah Spencer died of smallpox at Wilkes-Barre in the spring of 1779, age 55. Caleb was named on a militia payroll in 1780 and on the Bill of Losses; he was listed as having lost 182 pounds. The 1781 poll tax for the town of Westmoreland listed Caleb with four horses and one head of cattle and the tax owed was in excess of 40 pounds. The Wyoming Valley was fertile and with rich deposits of coal. For 30 years it was an object of dispute between Pennsylvania and Connecticut (the Pennamite Wars). On 30 September 1788 Caleb conveyed to his son, Walter, (both of Hanover Township) lot 20 in Hanover for 300 pounds. For 40 pounds he conveyed Lot 7 in Hanover to his son-in-law, Richard Inman. In 1789 Caleb Spencer, yeoman, conveyed to Hugh Conners, for 18 pounds, town lot 44 in Wilkes-Barre consisting of three-quarters acre. Caleb may have died accompanying his son, Walter, to Kentucky.

Citations

  1. [S685] Chet Leo Spencer, "William Spencer," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 25 March 2009.

Mary Carter

b. 1712, d. 1736
     Mary Carter married George Braxton Jr.1 Mary Carter was born in 1712. She was the daughter of Robert Carter and Elizabeth Landon. Mary Carter died in 1736.

Child of Mary Carter and George Braxton Jr.

Citations

  1. [S686] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne, Pyne's Register, page 817.
  2. [S686] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne, Pyne's Register, page 818.

Thomas Nelson Carter1

b. 8 October 1801, d. 5 April 1883
     Thomas Nelson Carter was born on 8 October 1801 at Shirley, Charles City Co., VA.1 He was the son of Robert Hill Carter and Mary Nelson.2 Thomas Nelson Carter married Juliet Muse Gaines on 19 February 1826.1 Thomas Nelson Carter married Anne Willing Page on 19 November 1835.1 Thomas Nelson Carter died on 5 April 1883 at The Glen, Clarke Co., VA, at age 81.1

Child of Thomas Nelson Carter and Juliet Muse Gaines

Citations

  1. [S686] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne, Pyne's Register, page 526.
  2. [S686] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne, Pyne's Register, page 513.

Judith Fleming1

b. November 1689
     Judith Fleming was born in November 1689 at St. Peters, New Kent Co., VA. She married Thomas Randolph, son of William Randolph and Mary Isham, on 16 October 1712.1

Children of Judith Fleming and Thomas Randolph

Citations

  1. [S689] Jonathan Daniels, Randolphs of Virginia.

George William Griswold1

b. 23 May 1794
     George William Griswold was born on 23 May 1794 at East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of George Griswold and Esther Johnson.1 George William Griswold married Betsey Talcott on 1 January 1822 at Vernon, Tolland Co., CT.1

Child of George William Griswold and Betsey Talcott

Citations

  1. [S377] Coralee Griswold Griswold 6 & 7 Vol 1, page 307.

Elizabeth Graves1

     Elizabeth Graves married Edward Randolph, son of William Randolph and Mary Isham.1

Citations

  1. [S689] Jonathan Daniels, Randolphs of Virginia.

Benjamin Lamphier

b. circa 1868, d. circa 1896
     Benjamin Lamphier was born circa 1868 at NY. He married Mertie Lura Fosier, daughter of Lyman Fosier and Mary Augusta Holcombe, in 1891. Benjamin Lamphier died circa 1896 at Wellington, Lorain Co., OH.

Children of Benjamin Lamphier and Mertie Lura Fosier

Mary Randolph1

b. 1692
     Mary Randolph was born in 1692.1 She was the daughter of William Randolph and Mary Isham.1 Mary Randolph married Capt John Stith.

Child of Mary Randolph and Capt John Stith

Citations

  1. [S689] Jonathan Daniels, Randolphs of Virginia.

John Randolph

b. 11 September 1779
     John Randolph was born on 11 September 1779 at VA. He was the son of Col. Thomas Mann Randolph and Anne Cary.

Alexander Burnett McWhorter

b. 22 January 1862, d. 26 August 1900
     Alexander Burnett McWhorter was born on 22 January 1862 at Cross Keys, AL. He was the son of Major Eliphalet Ariel McWhorter and Anna Gore Shepherd. Alexander Burnett McWhorter died on 26 August 1900 at St. Marys, Camden Co., GA, at age 38. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, Camden Co., GA.

Mary Isham Randolph1

     Mary Isham Randolph was the daughter of Thomas Randolph and Judith Fleming.1 Mary Isham Randolph married James Keith on 28 April 1754 at Fauquier Co., VA.

Child of Mary Isham Randolph and James Keith

Citations

  1. [S689] Jonathan Daniels, Randolphs of Virginia.

Otto Leon Wightman

b. circa 1857, d. 23 April 1918
     Otto Leon Wightman was born circa 1857 at Lafayette, Medina Co., OH. He married Mertie Lura Fosier, daughter of Lyman Fosier and Mary Augusta Holcombe, on 24 June 1897. Otto Leon Wightman died on 23 April 1918 at Lafayette, Medina Co., OH.

Children of Otto Leon Wightman and Mertie Lura Fosier

Citations

  1. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 283-10-2223.
  2. [S182] Social Security Death Index (on-line), Ancestry.com, SSDI, Ancestry.com, SSAN 280-09-8925.

Elizabeth Beverley1

b. 1 January 1691, d. 26 December 1723
     Elizabeth Beverley was born on 1 January 1691. She married Col. William Randolph II, son of William Randolph and Mary Isham, on 22 June 1709.1 Elizabeth Beverley died on 26 December 1723 at age 32.

Children of Elizabeth Beverley and Col. William Randolph II

Citations

  1. [S689] Jonathan Daniels, Randolphs of Virginia.

Lyman Fosier

b. circa 1857
     Lyman Fosier was also known as Lyman Mosier. He was born circa 1857 at NY. He married Mary Augusta Holcombe, daughter of Nahum Holcombe and Matilda Hastings.

Child of Lyman Fosier and Mary Augusta Holcombe

Elizabeth Randolph1

b. 1680, d. 22 January 1719/20
     Elizabeth Randolph was born in 1680.1 She was the daughter of William Randolph and Mary Isham.1 Elizabeth Randolph married Richard Bland on 11 February 1701/2. Elizabeth Randolph died on 22 January 1719/20.1

Child of Elizabeth Randolph and Richard Bland

Citations

  1. [S689] Jonathan Daniels, Randolphs of Virginia.
  2. [S690] ANB, online http://www.anb.org

George Harry Eaken

b. 17 December 1922, d. 19 December 1922
     George Harry Eaken was born on 17 December 1922 at Medina Co., OH. He was the son of Dewey Leo Eaken and Velva Cleo Wightman. George Harry Eaken died on 19 December 1922 at Medina Co., OH.

Elizabeth Lightfoot

     Elizabeth Lightfoot married Beverley Randolph, son of Col. William Randolph II and Elizabeth Beverley, on 22 December 1737.

Isham Randolph

b. December 1684, d. November 1742
     Isham Randolph was born in December 1684 at Turkey Island, Henrico Co., VA. He was the son of William Randolph and Mary Isham. Isham Randolph married Jane Lilburne Susan Rogers in 1717 at London, England. Isham Randolph died in November 1742 at age 57.1

Child of Isham Randolph and Jane Lilburne Susan Rogers

Citations

  1. [S689] Jonathan Daniels, Randolphs of Virginia, page 57.

Elizabeth Randolph1

b. 24 October 1715
     Elizabeth Randolph was born on 24 October 1715.1 She was the daughter of Col. William Randolph II and Elizabeth Beverley.1

Citations

  1. [S689] Jonathan Daniels, Randolphs of Virginia.

Carter Bassett Harrison1

b. circa 1760, d. 1804
     Carter Bassett Harrison was born circa 1760 at Berkeley, Charles City Co., VA.1 He was the son of Benjamin Harrison V and Elizabeth Bassett.1 Carter Bassett Harrison died in 1804 at Maycox, Prince George Co., VA.1

Citations

  1. [S686] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne, Pyne's Register, page 381.

Mary Randolph

b. 21 July 1719
     Mary Randolph was born on 21 July 1719. She was the daughter of Col. William Randolph II and Elizabeth Beverley. Mary Randolph married John Price circa 1740 at Henrico Co., VA.1

Child of Mary Randolph and John Price

Citations

  1. [S689] Jonathan Daniels, Randolphs of Virginia.

John Lee1

b. 1643, d. 1673
     John Lee was born in 1643.1 He was the son of Richard Lee and Anne Constable.1 John Lee died in 1673; unmarried.1

Citations

  1. [S688] Paul C. Nagel, Lees of Virginia, page 17.

Anne Harrison1

     Anne Harrison was the daughter of Benjamin Harrison IV and Anne Carter.1 Anne Harrison married William Randolph, son of Col. William Randolph II and Elizabeth Beverley, in 1735.

Citations

  1. [S689] Jonathan Daniels, Randolphs of Virginia.

George Washington Randolph

b. 19 December 1781
     George Washington Randolph was born on 19 December 1781 at Tuckahoe Plantation, Goochland Co., VA. He was the son of Col. Thomas Mann Randolph and Anne Cary.

Jane Randolph1

     Jane Randolph was the daughter of Colonel Richard Randolph and Jane Bolling.1 Jane Randolph married Anthony Walke.1

Citations

  1. [S689] Jonathan Daniels, Randolphs of Virginia.

Archibald Cary Randolph

b. 24 August 1771
     Archibald Cary Randolph was born on 24 August 1771 at Tuckahoe Plantation, Goochland Co., VA. He was the son of Col. Thomas Mann Randolph and Anne Cary.

Mary Scott1

Citations

  1. [S689] Jonathan Daniels, Randolphs of Virginia.

President Thomas Jefferson1

b. 2 April 1743, d. 4 July 1826
     President Thomas Jefferson was born on 2 April 1743 at Shadwell, Goochland (now Albermarle) Co., VA.1 He was the son of Peter Jefferson and Jane Randolph.1 President Thomas Jefferson married Martha Wayles, daughter of John Wayles and Martha Eppes, in 1772. President Thomas Jefferson had as a slave Sarah Hemmings, daughter of John Wayles and Elizabeth Hemmings.2 President Thomas Jefferson died on 4 July 1826 at Montecello, Albermarle Co., VA, at age 83.1

Genealogy vs. History

In a discussion that will probably never end, there are specific differences between genealogy and history. Genealogy is concerned with provable dates and places; whereas history accepts what is probable. It is not surprising, therefore, that genealogists do not accept the children of Sally Hemmings as descendants of Thomas Jefferson, whereas historians seem now to acknowledge it without question. However, genealogists are slowly accepting DNA as proof of some relationships, and may yet accept the Hemmings family, but this situation is a textbook example of why DNA is not yet accepted by genealogists: there are multiple males in the Jefferson family that could have fathered her children. It is probabaly history that will provide the final proofs necessary as other male candidates are eventually eliminated. The latest book that attempts this is Annette Gordon-Reed's second on the subject, The Hemingses of Monticello. I will attempt to list the Hemmings family under Sally's listing without making the final "genealogical" connection to Thomas Jefferson.

Children of President Thomas Jefferson and Martha Wayles

Citations

  1. [S676] Gary Boyd Roberts, Presidents 2009 Edition, page 11.
  2. [S678] Annette Gordon-Reed, Hemingses of Monticello.