William Randolph

b. 16 January 1770
     William Randolph was born on 16 January 1770 at Tuckahoe Plantation, Goochland Co., VA. He was the son of Col. Thomas Mann Randolph and Anne Cary.

John Carter

b. 1689
     John Carter married Elizabeth Hill. John Carter was born in 1689. He was the son of Robert Carter and Judith Armistead.

Child of John Carter and Elizabeth Hill

Ariana Jennings1

     Ariana Jennings married John Randolph, son of Sir John Randolph and Susannah Beverley, in 1750.1

Citations

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

Richard Taylor1

b. 3 March 1744, d. 19 January 1829
     Richard Taylor was born on 3 March 1744 at Orange Co., VA.1 He was the son of Zachary Taylor and Elizabeth Lee.1 Richard Taylor married Sarah Dabney Strother on 20 August 1779 at Woodford Co., KY.1 Richard Taylor died on 19 January 1829 at Woodford Co., KY, at age 84.1

Child of Richard Taylor and Sarah Dabney Strother

Citations

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

Sarah Wormeley1

Citations

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

Lyman Ellsworth McWhorter

b. 1 September 1854, d. 12 September 1905
     Lyman Ellsworth McWhorter was born on 1 September 1854 at Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL. He was the son of Major Eliphalet Ariel McWhorter and Anna Gore Shepherd. Lyman Ellsworth McWhorter died on 12 September 1905 at St. Marys, Camden Co., GA, at age 51.

Johannah Addams1

     Johannah Addams married Isaac Phelps, son of Isaac Phelps and Mary Mosley, on 8 May 1755 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.1

Citations

  1. [S691] Nancy J. Pennington, "Isaac Phelps."

Major Eliphalet Ariel McWhorter

b. 22 July 1830, d. 16 January 1898
     Major Eliphalet Ariel McWhorter was born on 22 July 1830 at Edgefield District, SC. He married Anna Gore Shepherd, daughter of Job Shepherd and Abigail Sage Ellsworth. Major Eliphalet Ariel McWhorter died on 16 January 1898 at Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL, at age 67. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, Camden Co., GA.

Children of Major Eliphalet Ariel McWhorter and Anna Gore Shepherd

Rebecca Phelps1

b. 22 July 1732, d. 25 April 1811
     Rebecca Phelps was born on 22 July 1732 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.1 She was baptized on 23 July 1732 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.1 She was the daughter of Isaac Phelps and Sarah Barber.1 Rebecca Phelps died on 25 April 1811 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA, at age 78.1

Citations

  1. [S691] Nancy J. Pennington, "Isaac Phelps."

Samuel Spencer1

b. circa 1668, d. 28 March 1748
     Samuel Spencer was born circa 1668 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Samuel Spencer and Sarah (?)1 Samuel Spencer married Hephzibah Church on 16 September 1696 at Hadley, CT.1 Samuel Spencer died on 28 March 1748 at Bolton, Tolland Co., CT.1

Child of Samuel Spencer and Hephzibah Church

Citations

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

Mary Phelps1

b. 12 July 1739
     Mary Phelps was born on 12 July 1739 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.1 She was the daughter of Isaac Phelps and Sarah Barber.1 Mary Phelps was baptized on 22 July 1739 at Westfield, Hampden Co., MA.1

Citations

  1. [S691] Nancy J. Pennington, "Isaac Phelps."

Philip Grymes1

     Philip Grymes married Mary Randolph, daughter of Sir John Randolph and Susannah Beverley.1

Child of Philip Grymes and Mary Randolph

Citations

  1. [S686] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne, Pyne's Register, page 510.

Martha Mills1

b. 11 March 1721/22
     Martha Mills was born on 11 March 1721/22 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1 She married Dr. Isaac Phelps, son of Cornelius Phelps and Sarah Mansfield, on 5 September 1745 at Wintonbury (now Bloomfield), Hartford Co., CT.1

Children of Martha Mills and Dr. Isaac Phelps

Citations

  1. [S691] Nancy J. Pennington, "Isaac Phelps."

Philip Ludwell Lee1

b. 1727, d. 1775
     Philip Ludwell Lee was born in 1727.1 He was the son of Thomas Lee and Hannah Ludwell.1 Philip Ludwell Lee married Elizabeth Steptoe.1 Philip Ludwell Lee died in 1775.1

Child of Philip Ludwell Lee and Elizabeth Steptoe

Citations

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

Tryphenia Phelps1

b. circa 1750, d. 17 June 1817
     Tryphenia Phelps was born circa 1750 at probably Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Dr. Isaac Phelps and Martha Mills.1 Tryphenia Phelps married Daniel Barber, son of Gideon Barber and Anna Gillett, by 1 Sep 1770.1 Tryphenia Phelps died on 17 June 1817.1 She was buried at West Cemetery, Shelburne, VT.1

Children of Tryphenia Phelps and Daniel Barber

Citations

  1. [S691] Nancy J. Pennington, "Isaac Phelps."
  2. [S298] Donald S. Barber, Thomas Barber 2nd Ed, page 77.
  3. [S298] Donald S. Barber, Thomas Barber 2nd Ed, page 76.

William L. Browning

b. circa 1905
     William L. Browning was born circa 1905 at WV. He was the son of William Lloyd Browning and Hattie Lorene Corpening.

Anna Gillett1

b. 13 December 1726, d. 15 May 1768
     Anna Gillett was born on 13 December 1726 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1 She married Gideon Barber, son of John Barber and Jane Alvord, on 9 November 1744 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1 Anna Gillett died on 15 May 1768 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, at age 41.1

Child of Anna Gillett and Gideon Barber

Citations

  1. [S298] Donald S. Barber, Thomas Barber 2nd Ed, page 31.

Nathaniel Harrison1

b. circa 1763
     Nathaniel Harrison was born circa 1763.1 He was the son of Benjamin Harrison V and Elizabeth Bassett.1 Nathaniel Harrison died; unmarried.

Citations

  1. [S686] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne, Pyne's Register, page 380.

Pamelia Barber1

b. 9 October 1788, d. 5 January 1855
     Pamelia Barber was born on 9 October 1788 at Shelburne, Chittenden Co., VT.1 She was the daughter of Daniel Barber and Tryphenia Phelps.1 Pamelia Barber died on 5 January 1855 at Shelburne, Chittenden Co., VT, at age 66.1

Citations

  1. [S298] Donald S. Barber, Thomas Barber 2nd Ed, page 76.

Capt John Stith

     Capt John Stith married Mary Randolph, daughter of William Randolph and Mary Isham.

Child of Capt John Stith and Mary Randolph

Citations

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

Huldh Barber1

     Huldh Barber was the daughter of Daniel Barber and Tryphenia Phelps.1

Citations

  1. [S298] Donald S. Barber, Thomas Barber 2nd Ed, page 77.

Henry Randolph1

b. 1687
     Henry Randolph was born in 1687.1 He was the son of William Randolph and Mary Isham.1 Henry Randolph died at England; unmarried.1

Citations

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

Elizabeth Oviatt

b. 23 April 1786, d. 12 September 1859
     Elizabeth Oviatt was born on 23 April 1786 at Goshen, Litchfield Co., CT. She married Elisha Ellsworth, son of John Ellsworth and Hannah Birge, on 26 November 1808 at OH. Elizabeth Oviatt died on 12 September 1859 at OH at age 73.

Child of Elizabeth Oviatt and Elisha Ellsworth

Charles Carter

     Charles Carter married Ann Butler Moore. Charles Carter was the son of John Carter and Elizabeth Hill.

Child of Charles Carter and Ann Butler Moore

Mercy (?)

     Mercy (?) married Thomas Hinckley, son of Samuel Hinckley and Sarah Pope.1

Child of Mercy (?) and Thomas Hinckley

Citations

  1. [S549] Wargs: George Walker Bush, online http://www.wargs.com/political/bush.html

Zachary Taylor1

b. 17 April 1707, d. after 29 March 1768
     Zachary Taylor was born on 17 April 1707 at Orange Co., VA.1 He married Elizabeth Lee, daughter of Hancock Lee and Sarah Allerton, circa 1734 at probably Northumberland Co., VA.1 Zachary Taylor died after 29 March 1768 at Orange Co., VA.1

Child of Zachary Taylor and Elizabeth Lee

Citations

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

Ruth Merrick1

     Ruth Merrick married Thomas Hinckley, son of Thomas Hinckley and Mercy (?).1

Child of Ruth Merrick and Thomas Hinckley

Citations

  1. [S549] Wargs: George Walker Bush, online http://www.wargs.com/political/bush.html

William Randolph

b. 7 November 1650, d. 11 April 1711
     William Randolph was baptized on 7 November 1650 at Moreton-Morrell, Warwickshire, England. He married Mary Isham in 1678 at Henrico Co., VA.1 William Randolph died on 11 April 1711 at Turkey Island, Henrico Co., VA, at age 60.1

William was a colonist and land owner who played an important role in the history and government of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He moved to Virginia sometime between 1669 and 1673, and married Mary Isham a few years later. His descendants included several prominent political figures, including Thomas Jefferson and John Marshall. Genealogists have taken an interest in him for his progeny's many marital alliances, referring to him and Mary Isham as "the Adam and Eve of Virginia".

William Randolph was born in Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire, England, to Richard Randolph (1620–1671) and Elizabeth Ryland (1625–1699). Like several other immigrants from the English gentry, he was a second son. William was educated at home, concentrating his studies on Greek, Latin, and law.

His uncle, Henry Randolph, emigrated to North America in 1642 and rose to the position of Clerk of the Colony. Henry paid a visit to England in 1668 and may have encouraged his nephew to emigrate. Henry died a few years after William arrived in Virginia.

The Randolphs were established gentry, in England, meaning that they had property and a family tradition of knightly military service signified by a coat of arms. Although the family can be directly traced back only as far as 1500, the name appears in the Domesday Book and there is a distinguished Scottish family with which they may have been connected. There is better evidence that they were descended from Surety Barons of Magna Carta through a female line. The historian David Hackett Fisher shows a chart illustrating gentry intermarriages in which the Randolphs and Ishams figure. Although there is no record of William's attending a university, his half-uncle Thomas Randolph was an Oxford don and noted poet.

After his arrival in Virginia, Randolph began working as an "undertaker" (building contractor), before turning to tobacco farming. Even after he had acquired property, a tax roll refers to him as "William Randolph, Merchant". At some point he owned a ship which traveled between Bristol, England and his dock at Turkey Island.

Randolph's early acquisitions were in the neighborhood of Turkey Island. This land had been settled for decades, and was held by several owners, from whom he purchased. Possibly his first purchase was 591 acres (2.39 km2) of land on Swift Creek, south of the James.

In 1676, the colonist Nathaniel Bacon rebelled unsuccessfully against the colonial government, and his estate, Curles, was forfeited. Randolph made an assessment of the estate for Governor Berkeley and was allowed to buy it for his estimated price, adding 1,230 acres (5.0 km2) to his land holdings. This conflict of interest was criticized by his neighbors.

After the capital of Virginia moved from Jamestown to Williamsburg in 1699, Randolph was able to use his political power and influence to acquire almost 10,000 acres of land in the vicinity of Richmond; a 3,256-acre tract at Tuckahoe Creek and a 5,142-acre plot at Westham. This land became the basis of the Tuckahoe and Dungeness Plantations founded by two of his sons.

William Randolph owned a considerable number of slaves. This reflected the rise of slavery during his business career. Around 1675, Governor Berkeley reported that the population of the colony was 40,000, with 4,000 indentured servants and 2,000 slaves. But as the supply of indentured servants declined late in the 17th Century, the planters turned to slaves for work in the labor-intensive business of tobacco culture.

It is difficult to determine the acerage or number of slaves he owned at his death. His will has been transcribed and a copy appears on the internet. One estimate is that he had 20,000 acres (81 km2). He paid property taxes on 1,655 acres in Surry County and 19,465 acres in Henrico County in 1704.

Randolph held multiple official appointments. At the local level, he became clerk of Henrico County Court in 1673 and held the position until he was asked to serve as a justice of the peace in 1683. He also served as sheriff and coroner.

In addition, Randolph represented Henrico County in every assembly of the House of Burgesses from 1684 to 1698, was the Speaker of the House of Burgesses in 1698, and was the Clerk of the House from 1699 to 1702.[10] He fell ill in August of 1702 and his son, William, took his place. Randolph resigned the clerkship completely in March of 1703.

Randolph was also one of the founders and first trustees of the College of William and Mary. His son, John Randolph, was awarded a knighthood on a trip to London to secure a royal charter for the College.

Randolph was a friend of William Byrd and served as an advisor to Byrd’s sons during their political careers. He is mentioned in one of Byrd's diaries without the supercilious tone Byrd employed with most of his contemporaries, no small character reference. Byrd also describes a visit to Tuckahoe Plantation around 1733.

He built a mansion on the Turkey Island plantation on high ground overlooking the island and the river. It featured a ribbed dome and was known as the "Bird's Cage".

With William Randolph as its patriarch, the Randolph family became extremely well-respected in Virginia. Randolphs and close relatives formed the predominant political faction in the colonial government during the 18th Century, with many members of the elected House of Burgesses and the appointed, and more exclusive, Council. The Randolphs, like the rest of the Virginia gentry, strongly supported the Revolution.

Turkey Island derives its name from the first explorers of the James River, who noted that it contained a large population of wild turkeys. The term can refer to the surrounding area as well as the island. William Randolph's residence overlooked Turkey Island, and he is buried near the site of the house.

Tuckahoe was the Native American name for and edible water plant. It became a pejorative reference for members of elite Tidewater society. It is highly likely that the cultural term tuckahoe derives from Tuckahoe Plantation, established by William Randolph's son, Thomas. Tuckahoe is the only remaining intact plantation of William's sons.

Dungeness is the headland of a shingle beach in Kent, England. The founder of Dungeness Plantation, Isham Randolph, spent several years of his youth in England, which may explain the choice of name.

Children of William Randolph and Mary Isham

Citations

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

Richard Randolph1

b. between 1723 and 1725, d. 5 June 1786
     Richard Randolph was born between 1723 and 1725 at VA.1 He was the son of Colonel Richard Randolph and Jane Bolling.1 Richard Randolph died on 5 June 1786 at VA.1

Citations

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

William Randolph1

b. 22 November 1720
     William Randolph was born on 22 November 1720.1 He was the son of Col. William Randolph II and Elizabeth Beverley.1 William Randolph married Anne Harrison, daughter of Benjamin Harrison IV and Anne Carter, in 1735.

Citations

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

Lois Judd1

     Lois Judd married Nathaniel Hinckley, son of Nathaniel Hinckley and Rhoda Barber.1

Child of Lois Judd and Nathaniel Hinckley

Citations

  1. [S549] Wargs: George Walker Bush, online http://www.wargs.com/political/bush.html

John Parke Custis

b. 27 November 1754, d. 5 November 1781
     John Parke Custis was born on 27 November 1754 at VA.1 He was the son of Daniel Parke Custis and Martha Dandridge. John Parke Custis married Eleanor Calvert on 3 February 1774 at Mount Airy, MD.1 John Parke Custis died on 5 November 1781 at Eltham, New Kent Co., VA, at age 26.1

Child of John Parke Custis and Eleanor Calvert

Citations

  1. [S752] Burke's Peerage Limited, Presidential Families, page 40.

Angeline Wilcox Noble1

     Angeline Wilcox Noble married Ira Nathaniel Hinckley, son of Nathaniel Hinckley and Lois Judd.1

Child of Angeline Wilcox Noble and Ira Nathaniel Hinckley

Citations

  1. [S549] Wargs: George Walker Bush, online http://www.wargs.com/political/bush.html

Thomas Henry Carter

b. 13 June 1831, d. 2 June 1908
     Thomas Henry Carter was born on 13 June 1831 at Pampatike, King William Co., VA.1 He was the son of Thomas Nelson Carter and Juliet Muse Gaines.2 Thomas Henry Carter married Susan Elizabeth Roy on 7 November 1855.1 Thomas Henry Carter died on 2 June 1908 at Romancoke, King William Co., VA, at age 76.1

Child of Thomas Henry Carter and Susan Elizabeth Roy

Citations

  1. [S686] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne, Pyne's Register, page 557.
  2. [S686] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne, Pyne's Register, page 526.

Ada Bitner1

Child of Ada Bitner and Bryant Stringham Hinckley

Citations

  1. [S549] Wargs: George Walker Bush, online http://www.wargs.com/political/bush.html

Francis Browning

b. circa 1910
     Francis Browning was born circa 1910 at WV. He was the son of William Lloyd Browning and Hattie Lorene Corpening.

Marjorie Pay

d. 6 April 2004
     Marjorie Pay married Gordon Bitner Hinckley, son of Bryant Stringham Hinckley and Ada Bitner, in 1937 at Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT. Marjorie Pay died on 6 April 2004.

Edward Randolph1

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

Citations

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

Ann Lee1

b. 1683, d. 1732
     Ann Lee was born in 1683.1 She was the daughter of Richard Henry Lee Jr. and Laetita Corbin.1 Ann Lee died in 1732.1

Citations

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

Thomas Nelson Jr.1

b. 26 December 1738, d. 4 January 1789
     Thomas Nelson Jr. was born on 26 December 1738 at Yorktown, VA.1 He married Lucy Grymes, daughter of Philip Grymes and Mary Randolph, on 29 July 1762 at Williamsburg, VA.1 Thomas Nelson Jr. died on 4 January 1789 at Mont Air, Hanover Co., VA, at age 50.1 He was buried at Grace Churchyard, Yorktown, VA.

Thomas was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, representing Virginia in the Continental Congress and was its Governor in 1781.

For most of his life, Thomas was usually styled Jr. to distinguish him from his uncle of the same name. He used this designation in signing the Declaration of Independence. At 14, Thomas was sent to school at Hackney, England, after which he entered Christ's College, Cambridge. In 1761 Thomas Nelson was elected from York County to be its representative in the House of Burgesses. By 1766, with the Stamp Act crisis, Thomas bean to take an active role in the House of Burgesses an ardently supported the patriot cause as the crisis with the mother country continued to deteriorate.

By May of 1774 the then Royal Governor of Virginia, Lord Dunmore, dissolved the House of Burgesses over protests resulting from the Boston Port Bill that closed the Port of Boston. In that same year, after the royal governor had dissolved the House of Burgesses, delegates created the First Virginia Convention whose members met at the Raleigh Tavern in Williamsburg. Nelson was one of the members of this body. Although he had spent many formative years in England, Nelson keenly felt the injustices that were imposed by Royal authority on the American colonies. In July of 1775 Nelson was elected Colonel of the Second Virginia Regiment and in August as a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress. Nelson was outspoken in his desire to sever America's political bonds with England. 2

Child of Thomas Nelson Jr. and Lucy Grymes

Citations

  1. [S686] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne, Pyne's Register, page 510.
  2. [S686] Rev. Frederick Wallace Pyne, Pyne's Register.

Robert Hill Carter1

b. 30 November 1774, d. 14 November 1805
     Robert Hill Carter was born on 30 November 1774 at Shirley, Charles City Co., VA.1 He married Mary Nelson, daughter of Thomas Nelson Jr. and Lucy Grymes, on 3 December 1794.1 Robert Hill Carter died on 14 November 1805 at Shirley, Charles City Co., VA, at age 30.1

Child of Robert Hill Carter and Mary Nelson

Citations

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

Elizabeth Steptoe1

b. circa 1741, d. 1789
     Elizabeth Steptoe was born circa 1741.1 She married Philip Ludwell Lee, son of Thomas Lee and Hannah Ludwell.1 Elizabeth Steptoe died in 1789.1

Child of Elizabeth Steptoe and Philip Ludwell Lee

Citations

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

Tommy Hathaway

b. 1874
     Tommy Hathaway was born in 1874. He was the son of Murray Lindley Hathaway and Emma Liza English.

Matilda Lee1

b. 1764, d. 1790
     Matilda Lee was born in 1764.1 She was the daughter of Philip Ludwell Lee and Elizabeth Steptoe.1 Matilda Lee married Maj. Gen. Henry Lee III, son of Maj. Gen Henry Lee II and Lucy Grymes.1 Matilda Lee died in 1790.1

Child of Matilda Lee and Maj. Gen. Henry Lee III

Citations

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

George Braxton Jr.1

     George Braxton Jr. married Mary Carter, daughter of Robert Carter and Elizabeth Landon.1

Child of George Braxton Jr. and Mary Carter

Citations

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