Daniel Barber1

b. 15 June 1745, d. 10 May 1819
     Daniel Barber was born on 15 June 1745 at Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Gideon Barber and Anna Gillett.2 Daniel Barber married Tryphenia Phelps, daughter of Dr. Isaac Phelps and Martha Mills, by 1 Sep 1770.1 Daniel Barber died on 10 May 1819 at Shelburne, Chittenden Co., VT, at age 73.3

Children of Daniel Barber and Tryphenia Phelps

Citations

  1. [S691] Nancy J. Pennington, "Isaac Phelps."
  2. [S298] Donald S. Barber, Thomas Barber 2nd Ed, page 31.
  3. [S298] Donald S. Barber, Thomas Barber 2nd Ed, page 76.
  4. [S298] Donald S. Barber, Thomas Barber 2nd Ed, page 77.

Richard Bland Lee1

b. 20 January 1761, d. 12 March 1827
Virginia Historical Society
     Richard Bland Lee was born on 20 January 1761 at "Leesylvania", Prince William Co., VA.1 He was the son of Maj. Gen Henry Lee II and Lucy Grymes.1 Richard Bland Lee married Elizabeth Collins in 1794.1 Richard Bland Lee died on 12 March 1827 at Washington, DC, at age 66.1

Richard, congressman, was born at "Leesylvania," in Prince William County, Virginia, the son of Henry Lee, a plantation owner, and Lucy Grymes. Scion of the preeminent Virginia political dynasty, his older brothers were the revolutionary war hero Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee and Charles Lee, future U.S. attorney general; Arthur Lee and Richard Henry Lee were second cousins. Lee abandoned his studies at the College of William and Mary in 1780. He subsequently settled on the family's Loudon County plantation "Sully" inherited by his father and presently part of Fairfax County. He resided there until debts forced him to sell the property in 1815. Even in the midst of his later congressional career in New York and Philadelphia, Lee corresponded closely with supervisors about the management of Sully and maintained frequent contact with northern Virginia's political and social leaders.

Lee launched his political career as a member of the state House of Delegates from 1784 to 1786 and served again in 1788. Like his brother Henry Lee, one of the leaders at the state convention, Lee was a Federalist during the debate over ratification of the Constitution, playing a notable role in the unsuccessful attempt to steer the ratification ordinance through the legislature without an Antifederalist-inspired circular letter calling for a second constitutional convention. In the first federal election, Lee was one of several candidates seeking to represent the congressional district that boasted both George Washington and the Antifederalist leader George Mason as constituents. Although complete returns are not extant, Lee outpolled his closest Antifederalist opponent in Fairfax County by a ratio of almost four to one.

Lee's recorded votes and speeches on the floor of the House reflect a moderate Federalist's support for a loose constitutional construction favoring a strong central government. He supported the extensive judicial establishment proposed by the Judiciary Act, but his promotion of a strong executive branch was tempered by an ambivalent stance on the president's prerogatives under the Constitution's "advice and consent" clause. A faithful, if reticent, member of the coalition led by James Madison for a Bill of Rights devoid of more structural amendments to the Constitution, Lee ardently supported Madison on such broad economic proposals as levying discriminatory impost and tonnage duties that would have favored America's allies. On more parochial economic matters, Lee adequately defended his district's interests. For example, he attacked high duties on steel farm implements, claiming they aimed at protection of northern manufactures rather than revenue.

Lee's overall contributions to the work of the First Federal Congress were admirable, even apart from considerations of his youth and relative inexperience. His numerous committee assignments focused on trade, revenue collection, and appropriations. His other assignments addressed two issues of particular concern to his constituents: western land sales and the location of the federal capital. Lee's pivotal role in resolving the site of the seat of government was perhaps his greatest contribution to the economic welfare of his district. When, near the end of the first session, the first resolution was made for a centrally located site, Lee moved an unsuccessful substitute that stressed the importance of convenient communication between the Atlantic and the West. Although at the time Lee doubted "the practicability for a long time to come of prevailing on the Eastern and Middle States to remove to Potomack," he was the first congressman to make a formal proposal to locate the capital there.

During the second session, the capital city location became tied to the federal assumption of the states' revolutionary war debts, an item in Hamilton's proposed funding program particularly dear to northerners. Under the terms of the crucial Compromise of 1790, southerners pledged to support assumption in exchange for northern pledges not to obstruct passage of a Potomac site for the permanent capital. Lee initially shared his state delegation's majority position against the assumption, although as early as April 1790 he privately confided to his brother Charles that with a centrally located seat of government to "diffuse the wealth of the Capital in equal measure to the extremes of the Empire . . . the poison of the measure would be very much diminished." By the end of June, he joined the other Virginia representative with a Potomac constituency in promising his vote to the assumptionists. Lee delivered a "very handsome and pathetic speech" when the residence act was first debated on the floor of the House, four days after a Senate committee was ordered to prepare resolutions recommending assumption as part of the funding act.

Lee's alliance with the Hamiltonians was limited to his last-minute switch in favor of assumption and his subsequent vote for duties on distilled spirits to finance it. In the third session he resumed his place in the southern minority that voted against a national bank. His role in the Compromise of 1790 nevertheless continued to haunt him politically; as late as 1797, political enemies were still making reference to "Lee's defection." He won reelection to the Second and Third Congresses, although his support for the administration's foreign policy initiatives led to his increasing political alienation at home. Lee lost his bid for a fourth congressional term after a pamphlet war that focused on Lee's earlier vote for assumption and his later support for Washington's neutrality proclamation and John Jay's unpopular mission to Great Britain.

Lee had married in 1794, and he returned to Sully with his wife, Elizabeth Collins, the daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia Quaker. The couple had six children. He resumed his seat in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1796 and again in 1799-1806, during which time he remained outside the swelling tide of Jeffersonian Republicanism. Lee moved to Washington, D.C., in 1815. He procured an appointment as judge of the orphans' court for the district four years later, serving in that position until his death, in Washington.2

Citations

  1. [S688] Paul C. Nagel, Lees of Virginia.
  2. [S690] ANB, online http://www.anb.org

JoAnna Callanan

     JoAnna Callanan was the daughter of Francis Jospeh Callanan and Prudence Celeste Holcombe. JoAnna Callanan married Robert Weir.

William Waldorf Astor

b. 19 May 1879, d. 30 September 1952
     William Waldorf Astor was born on 19 May 1879 at New York City, NY. He married Nancy Witcher Langhorne, daughter of Chiswell Dabney Langhorne and Nancy Witcher Keene. William Waldorf Astor died on 30 September 1952 at age 73.

Mary Frances Callanan

b. 17 September 1942, d. 29 July 2010
     Mary Frances Callanan was born on 17 September 1942 at Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY. She was the daughter of Francis Jospeh Callanan and Prudence Celeste Holcombe. Mary Frances Callanan died on 29 July 2010 at Queensbury, NY, at age 67. She was buried on 17 September 2010 at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Keeseville, NY.

From the PostStar.com, 13 September 2010:

QUEENSBURY - Mary-Frances Callanan passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2010, at her home in Queensbury.

She was born on Sept. 17, 1942, in Plattsburgh, N.Y. The daughter of Francis J. and Prudence (Holcombe) Callanan, both of whom predeceased her. Mary-Frances was a graduate of Keeseville Central School, Keeseville, N.Y. and the College of St. Rose, Albany, N.Y. Mary-Frances was retired from the State of New York Department of Human Services. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Society of Mayflower Descendents.

She is survived by her sister, Joanna (Callanan) Weir and her husband, Robert of Lexington, Va; her two nieces, Anne Elizabeth Weir of Richmond, Va. and Mary-Frances Weir Billups and her husband, William III, their children, Sarah Catherine and Robert of Meridian, Miss.

Per her wishes a graveside service will be held Friday, Sept. 17, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery in Keeseville, N.Y.

Chiswell Dabney1

     Chiswell Dabney was the son of Capt. George Dabney and Elizabeth Price.1 Chiswell Dabney married Nancy Wythe in 1816 at VA.1

Child of Chiswell Dabney and Nancy Wythe

Citations

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

Ella May Bechtle

b. circa 1871
     Ella May Bechtle was born circa 1871. She was the daughter of John Bechtle and Mary Eliza Messenger.

John S. Langhorne

b. 1 June 1819, d. 20 August 1886
     John S. Langhorne was born on 1 June 1819. He married Sarah Elizabeth Dabney, daughter of Chiswell Dabney and Nancy Wythe, on 14 February 1839 at Lynchburg, Campbell Co., VA. John S. Langhorne died on 20 August 1886 at Lynchburg, VA, at age 67.

Child of John S. Langhorne and Sarah Elizabeth Dabney

Rachel Holcombe1

b. circa 1773, d. before 1815
     Rachel Holcombe was born circa 1773.1 She was the daughter of John Holcombe and Rachel Wright.1 Rachel Holcombe married Michael Dafoe Sr. before 1788 at Quebec Province, Canada.1 Rachel Holcombe died before 1815.1

On the 1851/2 Fredericksburgh census, Michael shows as born in Vermont. At the time of his birth, "Vermont" did not exist; it was still "New York Province".

"There is no record of the marriage of Rachel and Michael Dafoe. It therefore, took place elsewhere, possibly in American colonies, just before the baptism. Michael Dafoe came to Fredericksburgh in 1784, aged 17 or 18 (he was called 15 in July, 1781, in a Subsistence List in the Haldimand Papers, coming with parents from Pownall, Vermont. It is very possible that he returned to Vermont for Rachel about 1787, having known her before 1781. John [Holcombe] Junior, likely her brother, came with, or shortly after her. I fully believe that they were orphans, seeing that no John Holcomb, Sen., is found in the census of 1790, in either New York or Vermont." [Dr. Burleigh's notes]

Eleanor Moult subsequently found that they were married in Lower Canada.

It has been commonly thought that Michael had three wives, the second being one Rachel Ross. This "Rachel Ross" petitioned for land as "daughter of Zenas Ross U.E. and wife of Michael Dafoe Sr." and received her Order in Council on 10 Oct. 1797. About 1989, this situation was carefully considered by a special committee, comprised of Brian Roberts, Seattle, WA; Jean Dafoe Lake, U.E. and Joan Lucas, Peterborough, Ontario; and Eleanor Carleton Moult, U.E., Scarborough, Ontario. Stephen Wood of Whitby, Ontario also showed keen interest in our research. After a week of research, it was felt that "Rachel Ross" was, in reality, the daughter of John Holcombe and Rachel Wright. Apparently John died early in the War and her mother, Rachel Wright Holcombe was re-married to Zenas Ross; thus Rachel Holcombe Dafoe was actually the stepdaughter of Zenas, when she applied for land as "daughter of Zenas Ross".1

From the Canada Christian Advocate, Wednesday, 8 February 1860, p. 4:

"On Dec. 31, in South Fredericksburgh, Michael Dafoe, aged about 100 years. A large circle of children and relations surrounded the home and death-bed of the venerable patriarch. He was honoured and beloved in life. Survivors believe he died in peace..

Citations

  1. [S697] Dorcas Aunger, "Rachel Wright," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 29 July 2009.

Elisha Ellsworth

b. 22 November 1785, d. 11 October 1859
     Elisha Ellsworth was born on 22 November 1785 at Winchester, Litchfield Co., CT. He was the son of John Ellsworth and Hannah Birge. Elisha Ellsworth married Elizabeth Oviatt on 26 November 1808 at OH. Elisha Ellsworth died on 11 October 1859 at Hudson, Summit Co., OH, at age 73.

Child of Elisha Ellsworth and Elizabeth Oviatt

Vilet Moore1

b. 1770, d. 1852
     Vilet Moore was born in 1770.1 She was the daughter of Eziekel Moore.1 Vilet Moore married Aaron Moore Jr., son of Aaron Moore and Mary Prather.1 Vilet Moore died in 1852.1

Child of Vilet Moore and Aaron Moore Jr.

Citations

  1. [S698] Donna Waldron, "Aaron Moore Sr.," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 August 2009.

Mary Prather1

b. 1729, d. 1785
     Mary Prather was born in 1729.1 She married Aaron Moore, son of George Moore and Elizabeth Lucas, circa 1750 at Washington Co., MD.1 Mary Prather died in 1785 at Fayette Co., PA.1

Children of Mary Prather and Aaron Moore

Citations

  1. [S698] Donna Waldron, "Aaron Moore Sr.," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 August 2009.

Nathaniel Hinckley1

     Nathaniel Hinckley was the son of Thomas Hinckley and Ruth Merrick.1

Child of Nathaniel Hinckley and Mercy Nickerson

Citations

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

Elizabeth Lucas

b. circa 1695
     Elizabeth Lucas was born circa 1695. She married George Moore in 1716 at Prince George Co., MD.

Child of Elizabeth Lucas and George Moore

Isabell Hannah1

b. 7 June 1766, d. 22 February 1851
     Isabell Hannah was born on 7 June 1766 at VA.1 She married Hosea Moore, son of Aaron Moore and Mary Prather, in 1788 at Fayette Co., PA.1 Isabell Hannah died on 22 February 1851 at Brush Creek, Adams Co., OH, at age 84.1

Children of Isabell Hannah and Hosea Moore

Citations

  1. [S698] Donna Waldron, "Aaron Moore Sr.," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 August 2009.

Ira Nathaniel Hinckley

b. 30 October 1828, d. 10 April 1904
     Ira Nathaniel Hinckley married Angeline Wilcox Noble.1 Ira Nathaniel Hinckley was born on 30 October 1828 at Bastard Twp., Leeds Co., Upper Canada. He was the son of Nathaniel Hinckley and Lois Judd. Ira Nathaniel Hinckley died on 10 April 1904 at age 75.

Ira was an early Mormon leader who supervised the construction and maintenance of Cove Fort, a strategically-placed fortification located about half-way between Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah. He was the father of author Bryant S. Hinckley and Mormon apostle Alonzo A. Hinckley, as well as the grandfather of Mormon church president Gordon B. Hinckley, and an acquaintance of Joseph Smith Jr.

Hinckley was born in Bastard Township, Leeds County, Upper Canada. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1844.

In 1867, Hinckley was living on his farm in Coalville, Utah Territory, when Brigham Young asked him to build a fortified way station at Cove Creek. Hinckley left for the area within days. The fort was restored in the early 1990s.

Hinckley practiced plural marriage. He was married to four wives, but never more than three at one time: Eliza Jane Evans, Adelaide Cameron Noble, her sister Angeline Wilcox Noble, and Margaret Harley, who was 31 years his junior. Hinckley was the father of 21 children. The last born, a daughter of Margaret Harley who was born when Ira was 61, never got to meet her father until she was almost two years old because he was afraid to visit the house and be arrested for cohabitation. Hinckley ultimately was arrested and fined $200.

Child of Ira Nathaniel Hinckley and Angeline Wilcox Noble

Citations

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

Ruhamah Moore1

b. 9 May 1795, d. 2 June 1859
     Ruhamah Moore was born on 9 May 1795 at Manchester, Adams Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Hosea Moore and Isabell Hannah.1 Ruhamah Moore died on 2 June 1859 at Brown Co., OH, at age 64.1

Citations

  1. [S698] Donna Waldron, "Aaron Moore Sr.," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 August 2009.

Richard Lee1

b. 1679, d. 1718
     Richard Lee was born in 1679.1 He was the son of Richard Henry Lee Jr. and Laetita Corbin.1 Richard Lee died in 1718.1

Citations

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

Mahala Moore1

b. 10 December 1800, d. 20 September 1852
     Mahala Moore was born on 10 December 1800 at Adams Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Hosea Moore and Isabell Hannah.1 Mahala Moore died on 20 September 1852 at Adams Co., OH, at age 51.1

Citations

  1. [S698] Donna Waldron, "Aaron Moore Sr.," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 August 2009.

Chester Barber1

b. 25 May 1787
     Chester Barber was born on 25 May 1787 at Shelburne, Chittenden Co., VT.1 He was the son of Daniel Barber and Tryphenia Phelps.1

Citations

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

Tirzah Moore1

b. 5 June 1803, d. 21 August 1863
     Tirzah Moore was born on 5 June 1803 at Adams Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Hosea Moore and Isabell Hannah.1 Tirzah Moore died on 21 August 1863 at Richview, Washington Co., IL, at age 60.1

Citations

  1. [S698] Donna Waldron, "Aaron Moore Sr.," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 August 2009.

Philip Lee1

b. 1681, d. 1744
     Philip Lee was born in 1681.1 He was the son of Richard Henry Lee Jr. and Laetita Corbin.1 Philip Lee died in 1744.1

Citations

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

Mary Ann (?)1

b. 16 April 1812, d. 7 September 1867
     Mary Ann (?) was born on 16 April 1812.1 She married John Moore, son of Hosea Moore and Isabell Hannah.1 Mary Ann (?) died on 7 September 1867 at Adams Co., OH, at age 55.1

Child of Mary Ann (?) and John Moore

Citations

  1. [S698] Donna Waldron, "Aaron Moore Sr.," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 August 2009.

Francis Lee1

b. 1685, d. after 1754
     Francis Lee was born in 1685.1 He was the son of Richard Henry Lee Jr. and Laetita Corbin.1 Francis Lee died after 1754; no male issue.1

Citations

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

Ruth Eveleen Newman1

b. 30 September 1855, d. 23 May 1928
     Ruth Eveleen Newman was born on 30 September 1855 at Galena, OH.1 She married David Coleman Moore, son of John Moore and Mary Ann (?), on 26 November 1874 at Galena, OH.1 Ruth Eveleen Newman died on 23 May 1928 at age 72.1

Child of Ruth Eveleen Newman and David Coleman Moore

Citations

  1. [S698] Donna Waldron, "Aaron Moore Sr.," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 August 2009.

Aaron Moore Jr.1

b. 1765, d. 12 March 1834
     Aaron Moore Jr. was born in 1765.1 He was the son of Aaron Moore and Mary Prather.1 Aaron Moore Jr. married Vilet Moore, daughter of Eziekel Moore.1 Aaron Moore Jr. died on 12 March 1834 at Winchester, Adams Co., OH.1

Some online records give his birth as 1751.

Child of Aaron Moore Jr. and Vilet Moore

Citations

  1. [S698] Donna Waldron, "Aaron Moore Sr.," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 August 2009.

Dana Ethel Frost1

b. 30 March 1899, d. 26 September 1958
     Dana Ethel Frost was born on 30 March 1899.1 She married Earl Edmund Moore, son of David Coleman Moore and Ruth Eveleen Newman.1 Dana Ethel Frost died on 26 September 1958 at Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH, at age 59.1

Child of Dana Ethel Frost and Earl Edmund Moore

Citations

  1. [S698] Donna Waldron, "Aaron Moore Sr.," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 August 2009.

Herman Bechtle

b. circa 1876
     Herman Bechtle was born circa 1876. He was the son of John Bechtle and Mary Eliza Messenger.

Jessie Neal Matthews1

b. 1 September 1924, d. 27 March 1974
     Jessie Neal Matthews was born on 1 September 1924 at Manchester, Adams Co., OH.1 She married Donald Earl Moore, son of Earl Edmund Moore and Dana Ethel Frost, on 29 November 1945 at Mason Co., KY.1 Jessie Neal Matthews died on 27 March 1974 at West Union, Adams Co., OH, at age 49.1

Citations

  1. [S698] Donna Waldron, "Aaron Moore Sr.," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 August 2009.

Nahun Holcombe

     Nahun Holcombe was the son of John Holcombe and Rachel Wright.

Thomas Hinckley1

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

Child of Thomas Hinckley and Ruth Merrick

Citations

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

Hannah Strong1

b. 1704
     Hannah Strong was born in 1704.1,2 She was the daughter of Thomas Strong Jr. and Mary Stebbins.3 Hannah Strong married Benoni Hills on 29 December 1723 at Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA.1,2

Child of Hannah Strong and Benoni Hills

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, page 166, item 360.
  2. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, vol. I, page 275.
  3. [S84] Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight Elder John Strong, vol. I, page 230.

Eziekel Moore1

Child of Eziekel Moore

Citations

  1. [S698] Donna Waldron, "Aaron Moore Sr.," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 August 2009.

Jerusha Loomis1

b. 6 February 1761, d. 6 October 1827
     Jerusha Loomis was born on 6 February 1761.1 She was the daughter of Capt. Epaphras Loomis and Mary Hills.1 Jerusha Loomis married Noadiah Bancroft, son of Lieut. Ephraim Bancroft and Esther Gleason, on 7 September 1780.1 Jerusha Loomis died on 6 October 1827 at age 66.1

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, page 166.

Hosea Moore1

b. 26 December 1763, d. 25 April 1832
     Hosea Moore was born on 26 December 1763 at MD.1 He was the son of Aaron Moore and Mary Prather.1 Hosea Moore married Isabell Hannah in 1788 at Fayette Co., PA.1 Hosea Moore died on 25 April 1832 at Adams Co., OH, at age 68.1

Isabel was enumerated in the household of son-in-law William Young in the 1850 Jefferson Township, Adams Co., OH, federal census. She was 88, born in VA.

Hosea is buried in the old village cemetery at West Union, Ohio (Punpkin Ridge) on the Prather lot by Wilson Prather. 1

Children of Hosea Moore and Isabell Hannah

Citations

  1. [S698] Donna Waldron, "Aaron Moore Sr.," e-mail to James H. Holcombe, 8 August 2009.

Rachel Loomis1

b. 29 May 1772, d. 6 March 1774
     Rachel Loomis was born on 29 May 1772.1 She was the daughter of Capt. Epaphras Loomis and Mary Hills.1 Rachel Loomis died on 6 March 1774 at age 1.1

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, page 166.

Nathaniel Hinckley1

     Nathaniel Hinckley was the son of Nathaniel Hinckley and Mercy Nickerson.1

Child of Nathaniel Hinckley and Rhoda Barber

Citations

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

Mary Loomis1

b. 15 March 1775, d. 22 July 1804
     Mary Loomis was born on 15 March 1775.1 She was the daughter of Capt. Epaphras Loomis and Mary Hills.1 Mary Loomis married Daniel Coe Hudson on 16 February 1797.1 Mary Loomis died on 22 July 1804 at age 29.1

Citations

  1. [S137] Elisha Scott Loomis, Joseph Loomis, page 166.

Carter Braxton1

b. 10 September 1736, d. 10 October 1797
     Carter Braxton was born on 10 September 1736 at Newington, King and Queen Co., VA.1 He was the son of George Braxton Jr. and Mary Carter.1 Carter Braxton died on 10 October 1797 at Elsing Green, Richmond, VA, at age 61.1

Citations

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