The Descents of Bryan and Jason Godfrey and of Their Stepfather, Nelson Cornell Watkins, Jr., and His Relatives, from the Custis Family of Virginia's Eastern Shore,

With Summaries and Delineations of Their Other Connections and Eastern Shore Ancestry

 

This chart is designed to show all descendants of the patrilineal great-grandparents of Bryan and Jason, all descendants of the patrilineal great-grandparents of their stepfather, Nelson Cornell Watkins, Jr. and his sister Judith Watkins Moore, the immediate family, siblings, nephews, and nieces of their stepfather's brother-in-law, Dr. Alfred Phillips Moore, and limited information on the ancestries of those who married Custis descendants shown herein.

 

John Smithier

 (?-ca. 1626) of Arlington, Gloucestershire, England

He apparently held his land through socage (land tenure by payment of monetary rent). He wrote a will 16 Feb 1618 in Arlington, Bibury Parish, Gloucestershire, England, probated in 1626 in the Public Record Office, London, England.

Bridget Smithier

m Edmund Cliffe/Custis (ca. 1568-aft. 1618) of Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, England and Bibury, Gloucestershire, England;

His surname was apparently Cliffe originally and he adopted Custis as an alias, perhaps because Cliffe was a common surname around Gloucestershire. His parents and family's place of origin are unknown.

He was a clothier--probably served an apprenticeship to a master clothier or weaver in his early teens, where he probably learned the wool trade for seven years; apparently lacked formal schooling.

On 25 Oct 1609, he was a deponent to the noncupative (oral) will of Margerie Shoell, Widow of Bisely, Gloucestershire; Edmund was described as a clothier who was born 41 years earlier near Minchinhampton and had lived in Bibury 30 years.

Henry Custis

 (ca. 1596-  ? ) of Bibury Parish, Gloucestershire, England, and of Rotterdam, present-day The Netherlands; believed to have married

Joane Smithier Powell (his first cousin), daughter of ? Powell and ? Smithier and granddaughter of John Smithier

Before 1631, he was a merchant in Gloucestershire, probably a clothier. He was a brogger (broker) of cloth rather than a cloth manufacturer. After 1626, Henry Custis and his brother John settled in Rotterdam, Holland, probably due to a depression in wool prices in England and other difficulties in the cloth trade. At that time Holland was part of the Dutch Republic. The fact that the Dutch textile market was booming whereas the English cloth trade was depressed is probably what prompted the Custises to migrate from England to the United Provinces. Upon settling in Rotterdam, Holland, he opened an inn. He purchased "St. John's Head" on 23 May 1631 from the heirs of Adriana van Crimpen, located on the north side of Nieuwe Haven. In 1940, during World War II, most of the old town of Rotterdam was destroyed by German bombs, including the St. John's Head inn.

 Their 13 children included:

Maj. Gen. John Custis, II

 (ca. 1628-ca. 1696)

of Rotterdam, The Netherlands and “Arlington,” on Old Plantation Creek, Northampton Co., VA USA; m (1) Elizabeth Robinson, daughter of William Robinson, Jr. and Elizabeth Mewe of Shadwell, Middlesex, England (mother of John III below). He and his grandson John Custis IV are buried at The Custis Tombs on the former "Arlington" plantation on Old Plantation Creek, Northampton Co., VA.

 

John Custis II was probably the first male Custis to enter the Virginia colony, and he probably accompanied his sister Anne and her husband, Argol Yeardley. On 13 Mar 1652, John and William Custis took the oath of allegiance to the Commonwealth, the first evidence of their presence in Virginia. Acquired 1000 acres on Old Plantation Creek, Northampton Co., VA, where he built his home, "Arlington," said to be the most advanced 17th century dwelling in the Chesapeake, the remains of which have been excavated in recent years. It is uncertain as to whether John Custis named Arlington for his ancestral village in England or for his benefactor, Sir Henry Bennet, who became Lord Arlington in 1664. He may have named it for both. At any rate, the county and later city of Arlington, VA, below Washington, DC, was a namesake of his home, for his great-great-great-grandson, George Washington Parke Custis, settled there and established his plantation called "Arlington House" on what became Arlington National Cemetery after the Civil War. On 7 Apr 1658, John and his brother William were granted naturalization. They could not hold office or own land before then because they were not naturalized citizens due to the fact that they were born in Holland instead of England. In 1659, he was appointed Sheriff of Northampton County. In 1663, John Custis and Isaac Foxcroft were appointed surveyors to draw up the dividing line when Accomack County was formed from part of Northampton County. In 1676, during Nathaniel Bacon's Rebellion, Governor William Berkeley escaped to Arlington. He made John Custis' home the temporary capital of Virginia. As a reward, Berkeley appointed Custis to the Governor's Council. He eventually became Major General of the Eastern Shore Militia. After 1677, his third marriage to Mrs. Tabitha Scarborough Browne, daughter of the landowner Edmund Scarborough, also catapulted John Custis' rise to power as a leading landowner and public official on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Thomas Custis

 (ca. 1632-  ?)

of Rotterdam, The Netherlands and of Baltimore, Ireland

 

Nothing is known of his wife, his death, or any of his children besides his son Edmund who settled in Virginia, but he had a grandson Samuel Custis who was living in Dublin, Ireland in 1746 according to a letter from him to John Custis IV of Williamsburg. In 1672, he sailed from Brielle, Holland to Harwich, England during the third Anglo-Dutch War, possibly to assist his brother Edmund in the use of the latter's wreck-fishing device that he invented. Letters suggest Thomas may have left Baltimore, Ireland by 1690.

William Custis

 (ca. 1633-1692)

 of Rotterdam, Holland and Accomack Co., VA USA

m Joan Hall? (ca. 1620-ca. 1668)

 

 

Before 13 March 1652, he settled in Virginia. William and his brother John did not have citizenship rights including land ownership or political office because they were born abroad, but in 1657 they could become citizens after a bill was passed. In 1657, he was arrested and charged on suspicion of murder; was freed. In 1657, he acquired 200 acres on the seaside of the tip of the Eastern Shore through his marriage to Joan, widow of Francis Stockley. In 1663, he bought 1200 acres on Finney's Creek near Locustville in Accomack Co., VA. On 22 Mar 1676, William Custis and John Wise were appointed by Governor Sir William Berkeley to the quorum of Accomack County Court, a position similar to justice of the peace. In 1676-77, he represented Accomack County in the Virginia General Assembly.

 

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William was born circa 1633 at Holland. He married Joan Hall after 1 January 1656 at Accomack Co, VA.1 Capt. William Custis (Ravenswood) deeded land as a gift in 1672 at Accomack Co, VA. It was in this year that William Custis deeded 300 acres to William and Francis Sacker, they being the heirs of Edward Sacker, dec'd, who had married Frances Stockley, a stepdaughter of Custis. At the seaboard it was north of the piece later sold to Black and from there extended westward along his land and the rest of the Custis land to its head line. In 1688 Francis Sacker died intestate, and a few months after his brother William became sole owner, he left it to his cousin Elizabeth Custis, the daughter of his uncle Henry Custis, who was a half-brother of Sacker's mother Frances (Stockley) Sacker. Elizabeth married Delight Shield, who in 1705 built the first courthouse, other than a tavern, at the present Accomac. Upon the death of Delight Shield in 1744 the title passed to his eldest son William Sacker Shield, who in 1789 left 150 acres each to his brothers Peter and Aser; Peter was to have the home place and after his death it was to go to his son Aser, while upon the death of Peter's brother Aser, his part was to go to a son William S. Shield.2 William died in 1698.1

 

Citations

1.[S958] James R. Revell Sr., Descendants of Randall Revell of the Eastern Shore, Custis Family Lineage Appendix & additional information provided by Emails from James R. Revell Sr.

2.[S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack

 

 

 

Col. John Custis, III

 (ca. 1653-ca. 1713) of “Hungars,” Northampton Co., VA; m (1) Margaret Michael (ca. 1658-bef. 1690), daughter of Capt. John Michael and Elizabeth Thoroughgood, granddaughter of Capt. Adam Thoroughgood (ca. 1603-ca. 1640) and Sarah Offley (ca. 1609-ca. 1657) of London, England and  present-day Virginia Beach, VA, great-granddaughter of Rev. William Thorowgood (ca. 1560-1625) of Felsted, Co. Essex, England and Grimston, Co. Norfolk, England and Anne Edwards (?-ca. 1610) born Norwich, England, and of Robert Offley, Jr. (1561?-1625) and Anne Osborne (1570-1654) of London, England. John Custis III is buried at "Wilsonia" at Wilsonia Neck in Northampton Co., VA.

 

He was a planter and attorney. As an Anglican/Episcopalian, he served as a vestryman of Hungar's Parish, Northampton Co., VA, demanding the first and finest pew when the church was erected. He was appointed or elected  Deputy Coroner of Northampton 1675; House of Burgesses 1684; disqualified upon becoming sheriff; served as a Burgess again 1685-86, 1693-99; member of the Governor's Council 1699-1713, and Commander in Chief of the Eastern Shore. In 1699, as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, he was chairman of the committee which selected the location of the colony's proposed new capital (Middle Plantation or present-day Williamsburg). The original capital was Jamestown. His tenure on the Governor's Council spanned the last years of Governor Francis Nicholson's administration and the first years of Alexander Spotswood's. This was when the new capitol and "Governor's Palace" were built at Middle Plantation (Williamsburg). In 1704, he owned 5950 acres in Accomack County and 3400 acres in Northampton County. In his 1708 will, he itemized much silver items, 7000 acres of land, over 30 slaves, and about six Indians.

 

Source for the above generations: James B. Lynch, Jr. (1919-     ) of Alexandria, VA, The Custis Chronicles: The Years of Migration,  (Copyright 1992 by Picton Press of Camden, ME). The sequel to this book is The Custis Chronicles: The Virginia Generations (published 1997), which mainly deals with the Virginia descendants.

 

His second marriage was to Mrs. Sarah Littleton Michael (?-1720), by whom he had no children, but he and Margaret Michael had 5 children, 2 of whom were:

Edmund Custis

 (ca. 1650-ca. 1701),

brought to VA by his uncle John Custis II, resided at "Deep Creek Plantation," Accomack Co., VA

m

Tabitha Scarborough Whittington, daughter of Col. William Whittington (ca. 1650-ca. 1720) of Northampton Co., VA and present-day Worcester Co., MD and Tabitha Scarburgh Smart (ca. 1656-ca. 1679) of Virginia’s Eastern Shore and granddaughter of Capt. William Whittington (ca. 1616-1659) and Elizabeth Weston and of Col. Edmund Scarborough (1617?-1671?) and Mary ? of VA's Eastern Shore.

Henry Custis

 (1663-ca. 1709)

 of Accomack Co., VA

 m Rachel Revell, daughter of Edward Revell (ca. 1636-ca. 1688)  and Frances ? (ca. 1638-1697) and granddaughter of Randall Revell (ca. 1610-ca. 1685) of France and Northampton Co., VA

 

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Henry was born circa 1657 at Accomack Co, VA.2 He married Rachel Revell, daughter of Edward Revell and Frances (-----), circa 1683.3,2 Capt. Henry Custis (Ravenswood) was named as the executor of a will on 7 November 1688 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as my uncle Henry Custis and named Extr in the will of William Sacker.4 He made a will on 28 May 1698 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Reavell Custis. Son Henry Custis. Son Joseph Custis. Daughters (no names). Wife Rachel Exec. Sons under 21, daughters under 16. Witt: Thomas Ironmonger, Mary Ironmonger, Francis Croston..5 Henry died before 1 February 1708 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated..5

Family

 

Rachel Revell b. Jul 1663, d. b 3 May 1720

Children

◦Elizabeth Custis+ b. c 1684, d. b 16 Nov 1742

◦Frances Custis+ b. c 1686

◦Edward Custis+ b. c 1688, d. b 1 Aug 1739

◦Joseph Custis+ b. c 1691

◦Revell Custis+ b. c 1693, d. b 29 May 1744

◦Henry Custis b. c 1695

◦Sarah Custis+ b. c 1696, d. b 1940

◦Rachell Custis+ b. c 1697

◦Jane Custis b. c 1699

◦Ann Custis b. c 1701

 

Citations

 1.[S572] Ralph T. Whitelaw, Virginia's Eastern Shore (A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties), p. 867 (tract A66).

 2.[S958] James R. Revell Sr., Descendants of Randall Revell of the Eastern Shore, p. 135 (Third Generation).

 3.[S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 15 (will of William Taylor).

 4.[S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 17 (will of William Sacker, unmarried).

 5.[S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 40 (will of Henry Custis, wife Rachel).

Councillor John Custis, IV (ca. 1678-ca. 1749) of Williamsburg, James City Co., VA and of Northampton Co., VA; m Frances Parke

 (ca. 1686-ca. 1715)

 of Queen’s Creek, York Co., VA, daughter of Daniel Parke (ca. 1664-ca. 1710) and Jane Ludwell of James City Co., VA and the Leeward Islands. Her sister Lucy Parke was first wife of William Byrd II (1674-1744) of "Westover," Charles City Co., VA.

 

Justice of the Peace for Northampton Co., VA in 1701. Member of the Northampton Co., VA House of Burgesses 1705-06; represented College of William and Mary in the House of Burgesses 1718; member of the Governor's Council 1727-Apr 1749. John IV was a well-known but eccentric colonial botanist at his home (no longer standing) on Francis Street in Williamsburg, VA. Made a fortune as a tobacco planter. Was able to secure better prices for his tobacco by not confining his business to one merchant or port. In 1714, he owned more than 15,000 acres, mainly in Northampton, King William, New Kent, and York Counties. Owned about 200 slaves at the time of his death. His father-in-law, Daniel Parke, also served on the Virginia Governor's Council but became governor of the Leeward Islands. Custis managed his Virginia properties. Parke was murdered in 1710, which caused a long estate dispute for Custis.

Col. Henry Custis

 (aft. 1678-ca. 1733) of “Mount Custis,” Metompkin, Accomack Co., VA;

m (2) Ann Kendall (ca. 1695-1760), daughter of Capt. William Kendall, Jr. (ca. 1659-ca. 1696) and Ann Mason of Northampton Co., VA.

 

Henry inherited from his father large tracts of land at Jengoteague (Chincoteague) and "Wild Catt Island." In the 1689 will of his uncle Adam Michael, he inherited 1000 acres of land at Metomkin, later called "Mt. Custis," located off Rt. 627 on Parker's Creek on the seaside of Accomack Co., VA. The original part of the present house there was said to have been constructed by him.

 

Henry and Ann had 8 children including:

Thomas Custis

 (ca. 1685-ca. 1720) of Accomack Co., VA

 m (2) Ann Kendall (ca. 1695-1760), same as Ann Kendall on left

--granddaughter of Col. William Kendall (ca. 1621-ca. 1686) of Brinton, Co. Norfolk, England and Northampton Co., VA and Susanna Baker (ca. 1625-ca. 1683) and of

Lemuel Mason (ca.1628-ca. 1702) and Ann Sewell (ca. 1635-ca. 1706) of present-day Norfolk, VA

--great-granddaughter of John Kendall and Anne Pleasance of Brinton, England, of John Baker of Northampton Co., VA and ?., of Francis Mason (ca. 1595-1648) and Alice Gany? (ca. 1596-after 1652) of present-day Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA, and of Henry Seawell/Sewell and ? of Sewell's Point, present-day Norfolk, VA. Ann Kendall's aunt, Mary Kendall (ca. 1661-1694), was 1st wife of Hancock Lee (ca. 1653-1709) of "Ditchley," Northumberland Co., VA, son of Richard Lee (1617?-1664), immigrant ancestor of the famous Lee family of Virginia and great-great-great-grandfather of Gen. Robert E. Lee on left.

Edward Custis

 (ca. 1688-before 1739)

 of Accomack Co., VA

m ?

 

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Edward was born circa 1688 at Accomack Co, VA. He married Ann (-----) circa 1710.2 Edward was named in his mother's will on 8 December 1718 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a son Edward Custis in the will of Rachell Custis, son Edward Custis & Thomas Stringer Extrs..1 He married Patience Allen, daughter of Edmund Allen and Margaret Drummond, circa 1735.2 He made a will on 3 June 1739 at Accomack Co, VA. To son William Custis. To son Thomas Custis (under age) Daughter Bridget Wharton. Daughter Susanna Custis. Grandson Spencer Bagwell. To daughters Ann & Susanna all their mother's wearing apparel (both under 18) Wife to have use of land given Thomas until he comes to age. Son Thomas & daughters Ann & Susanna residual legatees. Thomas & Susanna to live with my wife until they come to age & daughter Ann to live with Revel Wharton until she comes to age. Wife (no name) & Revel Wharton Exrs. Witt: W: Bagge, Stephen Allen, Thomas Bagwell..3,4 Edward died before 1 August 1739 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that his will was probated..5,4

 

Family

Ann (-----) b. c 1690

Children

◦(d|o_Edw'd) Custis+ b. c 1710

◦Bridget Custis b. c 1717

◦William Custis+ b. c 1718, d. b 25 Nov 1766

◦Thomas Custis b. c 1722, d. 1801

◦Ann Custis b. c 1724

◦Susanna Custis b. c 1726

 

Citations

 1.[S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p.63 (will of Rachell Custis, son Edward Custis & Thomas Stringer Extrs.).

 2.[S958] James R. Revell Sr., Descendants of Randall Revell of the Eastern Shore, Custis Family Lineage Appendix & additional information provided by Emails from James R. Revell Sr.

 3.[S887] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 97 (Bagwell Family).

 4.[S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 120 (will of Edward Custis).

 5.[S887] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5.

Daniel Parke Custis

 (1711-1757)

 of Williamsburg, VA and “White House,” New Kent Co., VA;

m 15 May 1750 at "Chestnut Grove," New Kent Co., VA to

Martha Dandridge

 (1731-1802),

 daughter of Col. John Dandridge (1700-1756)  and Frances Jones (1710-1785)  of “Chestnut Grove,” New Kent Co., VA. She m (2) General/U.S. President George Washington (1732-1799) of Westmoreland Co. and “Mount Vernon,” Fairfax Co., VA, where President and Mrs. Washington are buried. Daniel Custis was originally buried on his mother's Queen's Creek plantation in James City Co., VA, but remains and marker were relocated to Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, VA. Much of George Washington's wealth and prestige was due to the social position of his wife Martha's first husband, Daniel Parke Custis, whose father John Custis IV opposed his marriage to Martha, believing the Dandridges were socially  inferior to the Custises.

Ann Custis

 (1725-1790)

 of “Matomkin” and “Fairview,” Accomack Co., VA;

m Peter Hack Hack (1716-1802), son of Peter Hack (ca. 1675-ca. 1717) and Matilda West (?-1742), grandson of Lt. Col. George Nicholas Hack (ca. 1657-ca. 1705)  and Ann Wright and of Anthony West and Elizabeth Rowles of Hack’s Neck, Accomack Co., VA; and great-grandson of Dr. Joris (George) Hack (ca. 1620-ca. 1665) of Cologne, Germany; New Amsterdam; Cecil Co., MD; and "Evergreen," Accomack Co., VA and Anne Verlet (ca. 1630-ca. 1685), of Richard Wright (ca. 1633-ca. 1663) and Ann Mottrom of Northumberland Co., VA; of Lt. Col. John West (ca. 1638-ca. 1703) and Matilda Scarborough (ca. 1642-ca. 1717) of Accomack Co., VA; and of John Rowles (ca. 1630-ca. 1709) and Alice Major of Accomack Co., VA. Matilda was daughter of Col. Edmund Scarborough II. Anna Verlet was daughter of Caspar Verlet (ca. 1591-ca. 1662) and Judith Tintenier of Amsterdam, Holland and Fort Good Hope (present-day Hartford, CT) and sister of Janetjie Verlet who married Augustine Herrman (?-ca. 1686) of "Bohemia Manor," Cecil Co., MD. Ann Mottrom was daughter of Col. John Mottrom of "Coan," Northumberland Co., VA, often regarded as the founder or first white settler of VA's Northern Neck.

 

Peter Hack Hack and wife Ann Custis are buried at "Fairview" AKA "Andua" at Fairview Neck in Accomack Co., VA--original tombstones replaced with a Hack memorial obelisk in 1929 by a wealthy descendant and genealogist, Mrs. Henrietta Dawson Ayres Sheppard (1871-1960), wife of Harper Donelson Sheppard (1868-1951), cofounder of Hanover Shoe Company and resident of present-day Sheppard Mansion at Hanover, PA. Peter and Ann had 6 children including:

Elizabeth Custis

 (ca. 1718-ca. 1770)

of “Deep Creek,” Accomack Co., VA

m 9 Nov 1732 in Northampton Co., VA to Thomas Teackle, II

 (1711-1769) of “Craddock,” Accomack Co., VA, son of Maj. John Teackle (ca. 1693-1721) and Susanna Upshur (ca. 1693-ca. 1738)  and grandson of Rev. Thomas Teackle (ca. 1624-ca. 1696) (born in Gloucestershire, England) and Margaret Nelson (ca. 1653-ca. 1695) (born in London, England) of "Craddock" on Craddock Creek, Accomack Co., VA and of Arthur Upshur, Jr. (ca. 1654-ca. 1738) and Sarah Browne of "Warwick," Upshur's Neck, Accomack Co., VA; great-grandson of Robert Nelson (?-1698) and Mary Temple (ca. 1623- ?) of London, England, of Arthur Upshur (ca. 1624-1709) of Co. Essex, England and "Warwick," Upshur's Neck, Accomack Co., VA, and of Thomas Browne (ca. 1640-ca. 1705) of "Brownsville" farm near Nassawadox, Northampton Co., VA and Susanna Denwood (?-ca. 1719). Thomas and Susanna Denwood Browne's daughter Anne Browne  (?-1736) married famous lawyer Andrew Hamilton (ca. 1676-1741) of Scotland; Northampton Co., VA; Chestertown, Kent Co., MD; and Philadelphia, PA, parents of PA Colonial Governor James Hamilton (ca. 1710-1783), founder of Lancaster, PA, and of Margaret Hamilton (?-1760) who married William Allen, Jr. (1704-1780) of Philadelphia, PA, namesake of Allentown, PA. Thomas Browne was son of John Browne (ca. 1593-ca. 1656)  and Ursula ? (?-ca. 1661) of the "Brownsville" farm in Northampton Co., VA, listed on below right.

 

Elizabeth Custis and Thomas Teackle II had 13 children including:

? Custis

m Henry Bagwell, Jr. (?-ca. 1735), son of Henry Bagwell and ? Crippen of Accomack Co., VA and grandson of John Bagwell (ca. 1640-ca. 1686) and Ann ? and great-grandson of Henry Bagwell (ca. 1589-before 1663) and Alice ? (previously married to Benjamin Stratton (ca. 1585-1627) of Shotley, Co. Norfolk, England)

 

He was married to Sabra Milby, and many sources list her as the mother of his son Spencer, but Spencer Bagwell is listed as a grandson in the will of Edward Custis, indicating that Henry Bagwell, Jr. was also married to a daughter of Edward Custis and that Spencer was a son of that marriage.

 

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Henry was born circa 1702 at Accomack Co, VA. He married (d|o_Edw'd) Custis, daughter of Edward Custis and Ann (-----), circa 1725.2,3 He married Sabra Milby, daughter of Peter Milby and Mary Sullivan, circa 1730.2 He made a will on 1 March 1735 at Accomack Co, VA.2 Henry died before 3 June 1735.4,5

Family 1

Sabra Milby b. c 1714, d. b 28 Feb 1764

Child

o            Heli (69) Bagwell b. c 1732, d. Mar 1761

 

Family 2

(d|o_Edw'd) Custis b. c 1710

Child

o            Spencer (68) Bagwell+ b. c 1734, d. b 23 Feb 1779

Citations

1.            [S887] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 93 (Bagwell Family).

2.            [S887] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 97 (Bagwell Family).

3.            [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 120 (will of Edward Custis, wife no name, Stephen Allen & Thomas Bagwell witnesses).

4.            [S887] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5.

5.            [S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 104 (will of Henry Bagwell, wife Sabra).

 

John Parke Custis

 (1754-1781)

 of “White House” and “Eltham,” on Pamunkey River,  New Kent Co., VA;

 m 3 Feb 1774

at "Mt. Airy," Prince George's Co., MD to

Eleanor Calvert

 (ca. 1750-1811),

daughter of Benedict Swingate/Calvert and Elizabeth Calvert of “Mount Airy,” Prince George’s Co., MD. Their 6 children included:

George Hack

 (1743-1817)

 of “Shirley,” Hack’s Neck, Accomack Co., VA

m 2 May 1765 in Northampton Co. or Accomack Co., VA to Margaret (“Peggy”) Teackle (1749-1823)

 

Their tombstones are extant in the family graveyard at "Shirley," which home is also standing.

 

They had 10 children including:

Margaret (“Peggy”) Teackle (1749-1823)

m George Hack (1743-1817), 4th cousins through the Custis family. George and Margaret are buried in the Hack family plot at "Shirley," Hacks Neck, Accomack Co., VA. They had 10 children including:

Spencer Bagwell

 (ca. 1734-before 1779)

m Sophia ?

 

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Spencer was born circa 1734 at Accomack Co, VA.3 Spencer was named in his father's will on 1 March 1734/35 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as son Spencer Bagwell (under age) in the will of Henry Bagwell, wife Sabra.4 Spencer was named in his grandfather's will on 3 June 1739 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as a grandson Spencer Bagwell in the will of Edward Custis..2 He chose a guardian on on 31 January 1749/50 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Spencer Bagwell chose John Kellam as his guardian, with Sebastian Cropper his security.3.5 Spencer died before 23 February 1779 at Accomack Co, VA.5

 

Citations

1.[S887] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 97 (Bagwell Family).

2.[S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 120 (will of Edward Custis).

3.[S2013] JoAnn Riley McKey, Accomack Co, VA, Court Order Abstracts, 1744-1753, Volume 18, p. 272.

4.[S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 104 (will of Henry Bagwell, wife Sabra).

5.[S887] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 104 (Bagwell Family).

 

Because Spencer Bagwell and his 3rd cousin Thomas Bagwell both had wives named Sophia, it is uncertain which Sophia was the daughter of John Kellam and Ursilla Smith, but circumstantial evidence makes it more likely that Sophia Kellam was wife of Thomas Bagwell. John Kellam's will mentions a daughter Sophia Bagwell with no references to husband or children.

 

Will of BAGWELL, SPENCER - 23 Sept. 1778 - 23 Feb. 1779 - To wife Sophia use of all my lands & water mill during her wid, then my son John Bagwell to have the plantation where I live containing 120 acres & my water mill, also my right on Cedar Island. To son Heli Bagwell land at Folly Landing which I leased to Thorowgood Smith for a term not yet expires, & for want of heirs to my son John. To son Heli 26 acres in the woods purchased of Thomas Hargriss. Clothing to be divided between 3 sons, John Heli & William. Bal. of estate to be divided between all my children except John, viz: Betty Bonnewell, Sarah, Anne, Heli & William Bagwell at their mother's death or marriage. Children to live with their mother, she to give them good learning & to bind out my younger sons to trades as she conveniently can. Wife & son John Exrs. Witt: James Henry, Elizabeth Fitzhugh. In order of probate: John Bagwell heir at law to the testator.

 

They had 6 children including:

George Washington Parke Custis

 (1781-1857)

 of “Arlington House,” Arlington Co., VA; m

7 Jul 1804 at

 Christ Episcopal Church, Alexandria, VA to

 Mary Lee Fitzhugh

 (1788-1853)

 of “Chatham,” Stafford Co., VA, daughter of William Fitzhugh (1741-1809) and Anne Randolph (1747-1805). They are buried at present-day Arlington National Cemetery at their home in Arlington, VA. Children included:

Elizabeth Hack

 (1768-ca. 1837)

of Northampton Co. and Accomack Co., VA

m 2 Jan 1789  in Northampton Co. or Accomack Co., VA to

Col. Robert  Jacob (1766-1808),

son of Robert Clark Jacob (ca. 1729-ca. 1809)  and Ann Stratton (ca. 1729-ca. 1784) of Northampton Co., Lancaster Co., and Savage Neck, Northampton Co., VA, grandson of Hancock Jacob (ca. 1700-ca. 1787) and Elizabeth Bell and of John Stratton (1695-ca. 1751) and Susanna ? , all of Savage Neck near Eastville, Northampton Co., VA, great-grandson of Richard Jacob, Jr. (1661-1720) and Elizabeth Clark, of William Bell (?-ca. 1744) and Elizabeth ?, and of Benjamin Stratton (1657-1717) and Anne Wilkins (1662-1700) of "Stratton Manor," Northampton Co., VA; great-great-grandson of Richard Jacob (ca. 1615-ca. 1663) of England? and Northampton Co., VA and Mary Clark (later wife of Arthur Upshur, Sr.), of Robert Clark (ca. 1660-before 1698) and Mary Benthall, of Robert Bell (?-ca. 1725) and Mary ?, of Accomack Co., VA, of Thomas Stratton (ca. 1624-1659) of Shotley, Norfolk, England and "Stratton Manor," Northampton Co., VA and Agnes ? ; and great-great-great-grandson of Alice Stratton Chilcott Bagwell on above right by her first husband Benjamin Stratton.

Col. Robert Jacob and his mother (probably his father also) are buried in the family plot on the Fisher farm near "Mt. Airy" at Savage Neck, Northampton Co., VA (graves have not been located by Bryan Godfrey as of 2012 after following directions given in Eastern Shore cemetery books)

 

Elizabeth and Robert had 9 children including:

Elizabeth ("Betty") Bagwell

 (ca. 1755-before 1796)

m Stephen Bonnewell

 (ca. 1750-1805)

 of Accomack Co., VA, son of John Bonnewell (ca. 1702-before 1796) and Mary Lurton; grandson of John Bonnewell (ca. 1680-1729) and Gratiana Michael (ca. 1682-?)  and of John Lurton (ca. 1690-ca. 1740) and Rachel ? of Accomack Co., VA; great-grandson of James Bonnewell, Jr. (ca. 1658-ca. 1699) and Mary Watson (?-ca. 1732), of John Michael the Younger (ca. 1645-1685) and Anne Tilney (ca. 1650-ca. 1736) all of Accomack Co., VA, Anne Tilney daughter of John Tilney (ca. 1618-1701) and Anne Smith, daughter of Thomas Smith (ca. 1600-ca. 1644) and Sarah ? of Northampton Co., VA and sister of William Smith (?-ca. 1674) listed below and to the left. Mary Watson was daughter of Robert Watson and Susan ? listed on below left. John Michael the Younger was brother of Capt. John McKeel/Michael on above left near top who m Elizabeth Thoroughgood.

 

http://espl-genealogy.org/MilesFiles2/p639.htm#i44901

 

Stephen was born circa 1750 at Accomack Co, VA.2 Stephen was named in his uncle's will on 8 December 1769 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown as Stephen Bonewell, son of John Bonewell, in the will of Jacob Lurton Sr..1 He married Betty (166) Bagwell, daughter of Spencer (68) Bagwell and Sophia Kellam, circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA.3 He married Peggy Topping on 21 May 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. George Topping was the security on the M.L.B. of Stephen Bonwell and Peggy Topping..4 He married Ann 'Nancy' Snead, daughter of Maj. Thomas Snead and Catharine (-----), circa 1800.5 He made a will on 15 February 1805 at Accomack Co, VA. To son Jesse Bonewell the land whereon I now live & ... To daughter Nancy Wise $1. To daughter Rosey Topping $1. Remainder to my son William & daughter Elizabeth, except what shall be given to my wife Nancy. The monies from the sale of my estate to my son William (underage) & he to be bound to some trade or Extr. to keep him himself. To wife Nancy ... Friend William Seymour Extr. Witt: John Bonewell, Susey Wise & Elizabeth Bonewell..6 Stephen died in February 1805.6 Stephen's will was probated on 25 February 1805 at Accomack Co, VA. John S. Ker & John K. Revell securities. Estate settlement: 26 Feb 1805 (Invy), 28 Feb 1805 (Sale), 13 Apr 1808 (Order to Audit), 26 Apr 1808 (Rec'd) - Appraisers: Samuel Waples, James Poulson & Charles Snead. Buyers: Nancy Bonewell, Jesse Bonewell, Negro Peter (Wests). Legacy left son Jesse. Cash paid James Wise for legacy left to his wife. Cash received of Negro Peter West. Cash received of Negro Bill (Guys). Cash received of Isaiah Bagwell for Stephen Bonewell..6

 

Family 1

Betty (166) Bagwell b. c 1754

He married Betty (166) Bagwell, daughter of Spencer (68) Bagwell and Sophia Kellam, circa 1770 at Accomack Co, VA.3

Children

◦Nancy Bonnewell b. c 1770

◦Rosey Bonnewell b. c 1775

◦Jesse B. Bonnewell b. c 1779, d. Feb 1857

 

Family 2

Peggy Topping b. c 1775

He married Peggy Topping on 21 May 1796 at Accomack Co, VA. George Topping was the security on the M.L.B. of Stephen Bonwell and Peggy Topping..4

Children

◦William Bonnewell b. c 1796

◦Elizabeth Bonnewell b. c 1798

 

Family 3

Ann 'Nancy' Snead b. c 1775

Marriage*

He married Ann 'Nancy' Snead, daughter of Maj. Thomas Snead and Catharine (-----), circa 1800.5

 

Citations

 1.[S570] Stratton Nottingham, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 250 (will of Jacob Lurton Sr.).

 2.[S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.

 3.[S887] John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 104 (Bagwell Family).

 4.[S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

 5.[S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns), p. 44 (marriage of George Bull and Ann Bonwell showed her as the widow of Stephen).

 6.[S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 82 (will of Stephen Bonewell).

 

Elizabeth Bagwell and Stephen Bonnewell had at least 3 children including:

Mary Anna Randolph Custis

(1808-1873)

m 30 Jun 1831 at "Arlington House," present-day Arlington, VA to

Gen. Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870)

of “Stratford Hall,” Westmoreland Co., VA; "Arlington House," Arlington Co., VA; and Lexington, VA, son of Maj. Gen./Gov. Henry Lee III (1756-1818) and Ann Hill Carter (1773-1829). Gen. and Mrs. Lee, and several family members, are buried in the Lee Chapel on campus of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA. Their 7 children were:

Elizabeth Bell Jacob

 (1793-1835)

 of Eastville, Northampton Co., VA and of “Evergreen,” Hack’s Neck, Accomack Co., VA;

m (2) 23 Jan 1819 in Northampton Co., VA to

Col. Thomas Hatton Kellam (1790-1841)

 of “Evergreen,” Accomack Co., VA, and of Northampton Co., VA, son of Capt. John Kellam (1769-ca. 1800) and Margaret Hatton (ca. 1768-ca. 1846)  of  "Evergreen," Accomack Co., VA, grandson of Zorobabel Kellam (1721-1791) and Mary Jacob (he and father buried behind Herbert Powell Park at Wachapreague, VA) and of Walter Hatton (?-ca. 1784) and Margaret Muir (1745-1774) (she buried at "Evergreen," Accomack Co., VA); great-grandson of John Kellam (ca. 1696-1771) and Ursilla Smith, of John Jacob, Jr. and ? Savage, of Lord John Hatton and ? of Hatton Gardens, London, England, and of Adam Muir (1705-1772) and Francina Hack (1706-1784) of "Evergreen," Hack's Neck, Accomack Co., VA; great-great-grandson of Edward Kellam (ca. 1662-ca. 1737) and Sarah Watson, of Thomas Smith (ca. 1670-ca. 1730) and probably Mary Fisher, of John Jacob (?-ca. 1729) and Mary ?, of Richard Savage (before 1675-ca. 1739) of "Mattchipungo," Accomack Co., VA, and of Capt. George Hack (?-ca. 1712) and Sarah Preeson (?-after 1732) of "Evergreen," Hacks Neck, Accomack Co., VA; and great-great-great-grandson of Richard Kellam (ca. 1619-ca. 1703) (born probably in Aslackby, Lincolnshire, England) and Sarah Ansley?, of Robert Watson (ca. 1635-ca. 1703) and Susan ? of Accomack Co., VA, of William Smith (?-ca. 1674) and Sarah Browne of Northampton Co., VA, of Phillip Jacob (ca. 1643-before 1713) and Martha ? of Northampton Co., VA, of Rowland Savage (ca. 1640-ca. 1718) of near Pungoteague, Accomack Co., VA, of Lt. Col. George Nicholas Hack and Ann Wright (listed above), and of Thomas Preeson (?-1723)  of Liverpool, England and Northampton Co., VA and Elizabeth Browne (?-1733), Elizabeth daughter of Thomas Browne and Susanna Denwood listed above, granddaughter of John Browne and Ursula ? and of Levin Denwood (ca. 1602-ca. 1665) and Mary ? of Northampton Co., VA. Phillip Jacob son of Richard Jacob (ca. 1615-ca. 1663) of Northampton Co., VA and half-brother of Richard Jacob, Jr. who m Mary Clark, parents of Richard Jacob, Jr. (ca. 1661-1720) who m (1) Elizabeth Clark, parents of Hancock Jacob (ca. 1700-1787) above.

Elizabeth Bell Jacob and second husband Col. Thomas Hatton Kellam were 4th cousins through the Hack family, 1/2 4th cousins once removed through the Jacob family, and 5th cousins through the Brown family. They are buried in the Hack-Muir-Hatton-Kellam family plot overlooking Pungoteague Creek at "Evergreen," Hacks Neck, Accomack Co., VA. Elizabeth and Thomas had 7 children (and he had 1 more by his second marriage to Mrs. Harriet Burley Darby Parramore Parramore) including:

Rosa Bonwell

 (ca. 1775- ?)

m 24 Dec 1795 in Accomack Co., VA to

George T. Topping

 (ca.1770-ca. 1824)

 of Accomack Co. and present-day Poquoson, then part of York Co., VA, believed by circumstantial evidence and process of elimination to be a son of Garrett Topping (?-ca. 1772) and Scarburgh West of Accomack Co., VA and grandson of Garrett Topping and Sarah Duvall who were married 28 Jun 1720 in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD and of John West and Agnes Burton, mentioned below as almost-certain great-grandparents of his son-in-law William "Smith" Bunting, which would make Smith Bunting and wife Ann Topping second cousins through the West family.

Rosa and George are probably buried in the Topping Cemetery off Bunting Lane at Poquoson, VA.

They had 9 children including:

1. George Washington "Custis" Lee (1832-1913)

2. Mary Custis Lee (1935-1918) m Hunter DeButts

3. William Henry Fitzhugh ("Rooney") Lee (1837-1891) m Mary Tabb Bolling

4. Anne Carter Lee (1839-1862)

5. Eleanor Agnes Lee (1842-1873)

6. Capt. Robert Edward Lee, Jr. (1843-1914) m (1) Charlotte Taylor Haxall (1848-1872); m (2) Anne "Juliet" Carter (1860-1915)

7. Mildred Childe Lee (1846-1905)

Thomas Hatton Kellam, Jr.

(1826-1907)

 of Nansemond Co., VA; “Evergreen,” Accomack Co., VA; and Shady Side, Northampton Co., VA;

m 23 Jun 1845 in Accomack Co., VA to

Susan Ann Taylor (1824-1874),

daughter of David Crippen Taylor (ca. 1802-1855) of Guilford and "Poplar Grove," Hacks Neck, Accomack Co., VA and Margaret S. Dalby (ca. 1807-1861)  from Northampton Co., VA; granddaughter of Crippen Taylor (ca. 1760-1826) and Sinah Fitchett (ca. 1760-1830) of Guilford, Accomack Co., VA and of William Dalby and Susannah Kendall of Northampton Co., VA; great-granddaughter of Shadrack Taylor (ca. 1730-ca. 1802) and Keziah Staton (ca. 1735-ca. 1805) of Accomack Co., VA, of Salathiel Fitchett (ca. 1726-1774) and Shady ? of Northampton Co. and Accomack Co., VA, and of John Dolby of Northampton Co., VA; great-great-granddaughter of James Taylor III (ca. 1695-ca. 1769) of Miona, upper Accomack Co., VA, of Thomas Fitchett (ca. 1688-ca. 1727) and Cleare ? of Northampton Co., VA, of Warrington Staton (ca. 1716-ca. 1761) and Catherine Crippen of Accomack Co., VA; great-great-great-granddaughter of James Taylor, Jr. (ca. 1671-ca. 1730) of Miona, Accomack Co., VA and ?, of Joseph Staton (ca. 1689-ca. 1724) and Susannah Warrington of near Temperanceville, Accomack Co., VA, of Thomas Crippen, Jr. (ca. 1684-ca. 1727) and Elizabeth Bayly of Accomack Co., VA, of Joshua Fitchett (ca. 1645-ca. 1710) and Esther Weatherington?  of James City Co. and Northampton Co., VA; great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Edmund Bayly (ca. 1665-ca. 1717) and Hannah Scarborough of Joynes Neck, Accomack Co., VA; great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Maj. Richard Bayly, Jr. (ca. 1645-ca. 1728) and Mary Jones and of Lt. Col. Edmund Scarborough III (ca. 1647-after 1703) and Ursula Whittington of Accomack Co., VA;  great6-granddaughter of Col. Edmund Scarborough, Jr. (ca. 1617-ca. 1671) and Mary ?; and great7-granddaughter of Capt. Edmund Scarborough (ca. 1584-ca. 1635) of North Walsham, Co. Norfolk, England and Accomack Co., VA and Hannah ?, parents also of distinguished English mathematician and court physician, Sir Charles Scarborough (ca. 1615-ca. 1694) of London, England.

 

From the above it is seen that Thomas and Susan were 7th cousins through the Scarborough family (from which he was descended 2 ways and she 1 way) and  1/2 7th cousins through the Whittington family. They were also probably 5th cousins several ways through the Kendall family, but the parents of Susan's maternal grandmother, Susanna Kendall Dalby, have not been proved, though land records indicate Susanna's grandparents were probably Lemuel Kendall and Susanna Godwin, who were first cousins as grandchildren of Capt. William Kendall, Jr. and Ann Mason.

 

All but one of his siblings having died young, Thomas was sole heir to his paternal grandmother's ancestral "Evergreen" plantation in 1846, which he deeded around 1874 to his eldest son, Thomas Hatton Kellam, III (1848-1931), but lost it shortly thereafter due to financial difficulties following the Civil War, living his later years with his son David Cornelius Kellam (1854-1925) at Shady Side on present-day U.S. Highway 13, Northampton Co., VA, where he is buried beside David and family at Johnson's United Methodist Church on Bayside Road. Susan  is probably buried in an unmarked grave in the Hack-Muir-Hatton-Kellam family plot at "Evergreen."  Thomas and Susan had 9 children including:

Ann (Nancy)  Topping

 (1805-1881)

 of present-day Poquoson, then part of York Co., VA

m 14 Jul 1819 in York Co., VA to

William "Smith" Bunting

 (ca. 1780-ca. 1845)

(his 3rd wife)

of Accomack Co. and present-day Poquoson on Back River, then part of York Co., VA, almost certainly an orphaned  son of Smith Bunting, Jr. (ca. 1752-ca. 1786), grandson of Smith Bunting (ca. 1715-ca. 1770) and Ann West (?-ca. 1760), great-grandson of Jonathan Bunting (ca. 1690-ca. 1754) and Bridgett Smith (ca. 1698-after 1742), of John West (ca. 1690-1755) and Agnes Burton (ca. 1710-1760); great-great-grandson of William Bunting (ca. 1645-before 1716) and Rebecca Hollowell? (ca. 1660-before 1741), of Thomas Smith (ca. 1660-ca.1730) and probably Mary Fisher, of Alexander West (ca. 1670-ca. 1728) and ? Bayly, and of William Burton, Jr. (1677-1731) and Frances ? ;  great-great-great-grandson of William Smith (?-ca. 1674)  and Sarah Browne, of Col. John West (ca. 1638-ca. 1703) and Matilda Scarborough (ca. 1642-ca. 1717), of Maj. Richard Bayly, Jr. (ca. 1645-ca. 1728) and Mary Jones, and of William Burton (ca. 1635-1695) and Ann Stratton (ca. 1650-1710); and great-great-great-great-grandson of John Browne and Ursula ? of "Brownsville" farm near Nassawadox, Northampton Co., VA, of Anthony West (?-ca. 1652) and Anne ? of England and Accomack Co., VA, of Col. Edmund Scarborough (ca. 1617-ca. 1671) and Mary ?, and of Thomas Stratton (ca. 1624-1659) and Agnes ? (ca. 1634-1687) (see left above for more)

 

Ann Topping is buried beside her daughter (or at least there is a relatively recent marker there for her) in the Smith Cemetery on the former "Ashland" farm off 338 Wythe Creek Road, Poquoson, VA, just through the woods and in sight of the home of their great-great-great-grandchildren listed below, Dr. Alfred P. Moore and wife Judy Watkins Moore. Her husband, Smith Bunting, lived near and is probably buried in the Topping Cemetery off Bunting Lane in Poquoson, VA, that area of Poquoson having been known formerly as Jeffs, where Buntings have concentrated for generations.

 

Smith Bunting is believed to have moved across the Chesapeake Bay from the Eastern Shore (probably the Onancock vicinity of Accomack County)  to present-day Poquoson (then part of York County) in 1811, where he  worked and resided on Back River. In the War of 1812, he was a member of Capt. Samuel Shield's Company of Light Infantry on the muster roll of 1 Mar 1813. This company participated in the Battle of Hampton 25 Jun 1813.

 

The following information about the Poquoson Smith Bunting is quoted from Thomas Vincent Watkins' "A History of Poquoson, Virginia," part two, page 15:

 

There were the watermen who were expert seamen, identified by the title "Cap'n." There is an account of a motion made to the court at York by Smith Bunting and Jesse Topping, and so ordered by the court that they be permitted to purchase and transport oysters from the waters of York or Poquoson rivers, out of the state in their vessel called the "Union" with a burthen of 22 tons whereof the said Jesse Topping is master. They posted bond with security as the law required. At court of Monday, 17 September 1820 [York Order Book 10 (1820-1825), p. 85].

 

In October of the same year, Bunting petitioned that John Powell, "in the room of" William Topping be accepted as security for him and Joseph Topping as carrying oysters out of the state in the vessel, "Union of York."

 

Smith Bunting's first wife was Nancy Rogers, whom he married in 1805, probably in Accomack Co., VA, by whom he had 1 daughter. By his second marriage to his probable first cousin, Ann Maria Bunting (ca. 1788-1819), whom he married 22 Dec 1806, probably in Accomack Co., VA, Smith Bunting had 6 children, and he and Ann Topping had 15 more children, 2 of them being:

 

Rebecca Susan Kellam

 (1856-1931)

of “Evergreen,” Hack’s Neck, Accomack Co., VA; Baltimore, MD; and Shiloh, Camden Co., NC;

m 6 Sep 1881 at Baltimore, MD to

John Gregory Stevens (1855-1942)

 of Shiloh, Camden Co., NC, son of Noah Berry Stevens (1829?-1865) and Sarah Sawyer Gregory (1837-1892) and grandson of John Stephens/Stevens (ca. 1798-before 1861) and Matilda Berry (1810?-?) and of John Roberts Gregory (ca. 1795-1838) and Mary Bell Sawyer (1810-1852), all of near Shiloh, Camden Co., NC. Rebecca graduated from the Southern Literary Institute at Baltimore, MD in 1872, was said to have taught school in Maryland afterwards, and was staying with her older brother Dr. William Dalby Kellam (1852-1918), who practiced medicine at Shiloh, NC, when she met John Stevens, who was a first cousin once removed of her brother's first wife, Mary Wright Stevens (1857-1903). Two years after her marriage to John Stevens, Rebecca's youngest sister, Annie Lee Kellam (1866-1952), married Mary's nephew, Caleb Walston Stevens (1862-1935), and they also settled in Camden Co., NC and shortly thereafter at 800 West Main Street, Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., NC. Rebecca, John, William, Annie, Caleb, and most of their immediate family members are all buried in Old Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City, NC. They were members of Shiloh Baptist Church, Camden Co., NC, and she also attended Christ Episcopal Church, Elizabeth City, NC.

 

Rebecca Susan Kellam and John Gregory Stevens had 6 daughters including:

Mary Ann Bunting

 (1820-1906)

m 18 May 1839 in York Co., VA to

 Daniel Carmines, Jr. (1802-1869)

 of present-day Poquoson, then part of York Co., VA, son of Daniel Carmines (ca. 1750-ca. 1803) and Dorothy "Elizabeth" Phillips, grandson of ? Carmines and ? and of William Phillips (1731-1777?) and Elizabeth Eggleston (1739-      ), great-grandson of Thomas Phillips and Rachel Tabb (?-1732 of Charles Parish, York Co., VA and of Benjamin Eggleston and Elizabeth Jackson of "Powhatan," James City Co., VA, Benjamin being a son of Joseph Eggleston (1678?-1730) and his unknown first wife of "Powhatan," and Joseph and his second wife Ann Pettus (1702?-1736) being ancestors of Janet Lee Overstreet and her sons below. Daniel Carmines, Jr. was a farmer in the present Rens Road vicinity of Poquoson, VA, where they are buried in the Phillips-Carmines Cemetery off 55 Rens Road. By his first wife, Hillegan Digge, Daniel Carmines, Jr. had 6 children, and  he and Mary Ann Bunting had 11 children including:

Joseph Bunting

 (1841-1923)

 of Jeffs on Bunting Lane in present-day Poquoson, then part of York Co., VA

m (2) 16 Apr 1870 at St. John's Church, Hampton, VA to

 Virginia "Vianna" Forrest (1853-1935),

daughter of Henry Harry Forrest (1818-1897) and Mary ("Polly") Rogers Simpson (ca. 1819-1904) of present-day Poquoson, VA. Henry was son of Abraham Forrest (ca. 1780-ca. 1865) of Mathews Co. and York Co., VA. Polly was probably identical with Mary R. Simpson daughter of Reuben Simpson and Dorothy Rogers, who were  married in Accomack Co., VA 22 Jun 1814, Reuben being a descendant of Hannah Scarborough Wise, traditional sister of Col . Edmund Scarborough II (though primary source records have not been located proving that Col. John Wise's wife Hannah was a Scarborough). Joseph, Vianna, Vianna's parents, the first 2 generations listed below, and many other Topping-Bunting descendants are buried in the Weston/Western Cemetery off Poquoson Avenue, Poquoson, VA. In the Civil War, Joseph enlisted in the  Confederate States Army 27 May 1861 at Williamsburg, VA; mustered out 4 May 1862. In the 1860 census, he was an inland sailor, living with his mother; in the 1870 census, he was an oysterman; in the 1880 census, he was a sailor; and in the 1910 and 1920 censuses, he was a farmer. They lived in the area around present-day Bunting Lane and Church Road in Poquoson, and that section of  present-day Poquoson at the time was known as Jeffs. Many of their descendants continue to live on Bunting Lane. They were members of Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson, VA.

Joseph had 2 children by his first marriage ca. 1862  to Sarah Page (daughter of William Page and Rachel Messick listed below), and 10 more by his second marriage to Vianna Forrest, including:

 

Rebecca Irene Stevens

 (1888-1963)

of Shiloh, Camden Co., NC and of Butner, Granville Co., NC; m 23 Mar 1913 in Camden Co., NC to

Charles Forbes Godfrey (1886-1962) of Camden Co., NC and Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., NC, son of John Hughes Godfrey (1859-1934)  and Mary Bray ("Mollie") Forbes (1859-1900)  of Shiloh, Camden Co., NC, grandson of Samuel Godfrey (1828-1906) and Sarah Ann Hughes (1834-1898) mostly of Shiloh, Camden Co., NC but also of Kempsville, present-day Virginia Beach, VA in the late 1860s and early 1870s, and of Evan Ross Forbes (1833?-?) and Elizabeth Bray (1839?-before 1881) of Old Trap, Camden Co., NC. Charlie, Rebecca, his parents, and paternal grandparents all buried in cemetery across from Shiloh Baptist Church on Rt. 343, Shiloh, Camden Co., NC, to which they and their parents belonged. Their only child was:

Evelyn Bailey Carmines

 (1846-1908)

m John Wesley Phillips

 (1836-1898),

son of William Phillips, III (1801-1863) and Mary Cox (1808-1894), grandson of William Phillips, Jr. (1772-?) and Dorothy Parsons (1767-?) and of Absalom Cox (1769-?) and Rachel Phillips (ca. 1775-?), and great-grandson of William Phillips and Elizabeth Eggleston, of James Parsons and Martha Holloway (1739- ?), of Thomas Cox (1738-?) and Amy ?, and of William Phillips and Elizabeth Eggleston,  all of

 present-day Poquoson, then part of York Co., VA. John Wesley Phillips was an oysterman and farmer. They are buried in the Phillips-Carmines Cemetery off 55 Rens Road, Poquoson, VA.

They had 7 children including:

Mary Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Bunting

 (1871-1953)

m 30 Jun 1888 in York Co., VA to

Edward Lee ("Eddie") Watkins (1869-1953)  

of present-day Poquoson, then part of York Co., VA, son of Littleton W. Watkins (1832-1908) and Sara "Eleanor" Messick (1834-before 1880) and grandson of William Watkins and Ann Russell and of John Messick (1804-1883)  and Ann Mariah Linton (ca. 1804-1875) of present-day Poquoson. The Messicks and Lintons, like the Buntings and Toppings, came from the Eastern Shore to York Co., VA, for John Messick was son of Zadock Messick, Jr. and Dorothy Paul, who were married 4 Aug 1790 in Dorchester Co., MD, and Ann Maria Linton was born in Mathews Co., VA but was daughter of Elijah Linton, Jr. (ca. 1768-ca. 1835) and Ellinor Robertson (ca. 1775-ca. 1820), who were married 29 Sep 1801 in Somerset Co., MD. Mr. and Mrs. Watkins owned Messick Grocery at Poquoson, but in the 1900 and 1920 censuses, his occupation was listed as oysterman. They were members of Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson, VA. They, his father (and probably mother also), her parents, and all 3 sons listed below are buried in Western/Weston Cemetery off Poquoson Avenue at Poquoson, VA. Their 3 sons were:

 

Garland Stevens Godfrey

 (1914-1996)

 of Camden Co., NC; Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., NC; and Newport News, VA m 15 May 1937 in South Mills, Camden Co., NC to

Katherine Elizabeth Godfrey (1920-2010)

of Pasquotank Co., NC; Newport News, VA; and Hampton, VA, daughter of Gilbert Godfrey (1889-1965) and Mattie Elizabeth White (1891-1993) of Pasquotank Co., NC; granddaughter of Ephraim Godfrey (1854-1918) and Susan "Rebecca" Turner (1862?-1917) of Perquimans Co. and Nixonton Township, Pasquotank Co., NC and of Willis Doctrine ("Willie") White (1865-1894) of Whiteston, Perquimans Co., NC and Weeksville, Pasquotank Co., NC and Grizzelle Frances Ellis (1869-1922) of Weeksville, Pasquotank Co., NC and Elizabeth City, Pasquotank Co., NC; great-granddaughter of Gilbert Godfrey (1822?-ca. 1854) and Penelope Sawyer (1835-1883) of Perquimans, of Alfred Turner (1823-1871) and Martha Jane ("Patsy") Godfrey (1838-ca. 1908) of Perquimans, of Doctrine R. Perry White (ca. 1806-1883) and Elizabeth "Catherine" Whitehead (1828?-before 1891) of Perquimans, and of William Hithe Ellis (ca. 1847-1926) of Weeksville, Pasquotank Co., NC and Norfolk, VA and Elizabeth Ann Pailin (1838?-1892) of Weeksville, Pasquotank Co., NC. Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey resided at 636 Sterling Street, Newport News, VA, after 1947. He was a burner in the ship repair department of Newport News Shipbuilding from 1941-1978. They are buried in Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, VA. They were members of Calvary Baptist Church, Newport News.

They had 3 children including:

Henry Jefferson Phillips

 (1875- ?) m Mary Elizabeth ("Lizzie") Holloway (1879-?), daughter of James Holloway and Martha Louise Forrest of present-day Poquoson, VA. Mr. Phillips was a farmer.

William Horatio Phillips

(1872-1940)

 of present-day Poquoson, then part of York Co., VA

m Effie Mae Hunt (1878-1933)

 daughter of Benjamin Wise Hunt (1833-1919) and Mary Elizabeth Moore (1851-1892); granddaughter of Thomas Hunt, Jr. (ca. 1809-ca. 1835) and Sarah Wilson (ca. 1818-?) and of Starkey Wright Moore (1824-1905) and Mary Elizabeth Freeman (1829-1878) of present-day Poquoson, VA; great-granddaughter of Curtis Patrick Hunt (1785-1828) and Sarah Roberts, of William Wilson (1782-ca. 1829) and Elizabeth Topping (ca. 1789-?), of William Edward Moore (ca. 1791-1841) and Elizabeth Wright (ca. 1802-after 1869), and of John Freeman (1802-1837) and Martha Watkins, all of present-day Poquoson, then in York Co., VA. William H. Phillips was a retail grocery merchant and farmer, and he and Mrs. Phillips are buried in the Phillips-Carmines Cemetery off 55 Rens Road, Poquoson, VA. They had 9 children including:

 

Capt. Henry Estridge ("Essie") Watkins

 (1889-1941)

m 12 Apr 1909 to

 Pearl Jane ("Pearlie") Forrest (1893-1973), daughter of

Capt. Robert James Forrest (1865-1936) and Eliza "Ann" Huggett (1866-1942), granddaughter of William Thomas Forrest (1833-1909) and Ann (Nancy) Page (1833-1905) and of John Bonaparte Huggett (1825-1889) and Sarah Margaret Forrest (1829-1886); William and Sarah being children of Thomas Humphrey Forrest (ca. 1798-1846) and Mary Weston (ca. 1805-ca. 1838) of Poquoson; Ann Page daughter of William Page (ca. 1803-after 1857) and Rachel Messick (1806-?), daughter of the above-mentioned Zadock Messick, Jr. and Dorothy Paul; Thomas Humphrey Forrest son of Abraham Forrest (ca. 1780-ca. 1865), born in Mathews Co., VA. Essie Watkins was a laborer at Langley Field in 1920 and a seafood fisherman most of his life at Poquoson, VA, where he and his wife were members of Trinity United Methodist Church and where they are buried in Western Cemetery. Their only child was:

Lionel E. ("Lonny") Watkins

 (1895-1916)

 m Annie Sedelia ("Delia") Ward (1896-1968)

 (no children). He died of cholera, and his grieving mother insisted on decorating his grave every Friday, according to her great-granddaughters. Delia m (2) 19 Apr 1919 to Ollie James Carmines (1887-1949), both buried in Weston/Western Cemetery, Poquoson, VA, by whom she had 2 children.

Thomas Hope

 ("Tom Hope")

Watkins

 (1898-1969)

 m Edith Christine Hawkins

 (1899-1990),

daughter of Robert T. Hawkins (1865-1934) and Julanie "Anne" Evans (1874-1944) of present-day Poquoson, VA, granddaughter of Thomas Hawkins and Harriett Obie and of William Evans (ca. 1850-1922) and Sarah "Elizabeth" Martin (1850-1889), great-granddaughter of Josiah Evans, Jr. (1814-1890) (born in Mathews Co., VA, died in York Co., VA) and Nancy Messick (1812- ?) and of David Martin and Julaney Holloway (ca. 1830- ?), great-great-granddaughter of Josiah Evans and Sarah Linton, of Zadock Messick, Jr. and Dorothy Paul (parents also of Sarah listed on next line), of John Martin and Sarah Elizabeth Messick (ca. 1809- ?),  and of Robert Holloway (ca. 1811- ?) and Elizabeth Linton (1820-ca. 1845), Elizabeth daughter of Elijah Linton, Jr. and Ellinor Robertson listed above.  Tom Hope was a seafood fisherman in early life but took over his father's store, Messick Grocery, and he and his wife also ran Messick Post Office. They are buried in Western Cemetery at Poquoson, VA. Their residence at 1330 Poquoson Avenue was torn down after the 2003 Hurricane Isabel, and another house is at the site. On the east side of this house is the home of his parents, Eddie Lee and Lizzie Watkins, and on the west side is the home of his brother Essie, his wife Pearlie, and later of their son Nelson and his wife Jeannette, both of which are still standing. All were members of Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson.

 

Their only child was:

 

Barbara Jean ("Bobbie") Godfrey

(1939-      ) of Newport News and of Tyro, Nelson Co., VA

m

Clarence Preston ("Buddy") Newton, Jr. (1936-      ) of Wise Co., VA, Newport News, VA, and Tyro, Nelson Co., VA, son of Clarence Preston Newton (ca. 1911-1957) and Dorothy ("Marcella") Lloyd (1918-1992)

Gilbert “Wayne” Godfrey (1945-2012)

 of Newport News, VA; Tuscaloosa, AL; Coshocton, OH; Petersburg, VA; Hopewell, VA; Prince George Co., VA; and Sandy Point, Charles City Co., VA; (cremated)

m (1) 22 Jun 1968 at Newport News, VA to Janet Lee Overstreet (1945-      ) of Newport News, VA, daughter of Melvin “Ray” Overstreet (1920-1984)  and Ella Perrow Pearson (1921-2008) of Newport News, VA. Wayne and Janet divorced 1982.

Through the Custis family, on their father's side, the 2 sons of Wayne and Janet, Bryan and Jason, are 12th cousins of their stepfather, Nelson Cornell Watkins, Jr. and of his sister's husband, Dr. Alfred Phillips Moore. As some extraneous comments and lineage delineations in these boxes reveal, Bryan and Jason's father was also distantly related to their stepfather and his brother-in-law, within 10-14 generations, through several other Eastern Shore of Virginia families, including the Smiths, Brownes, Wests, Scarboroughs, Michaels, Crippens, Baylys, Watsons, and Strattons-Bagwells.

 

Luanne Godfrey

 (1954-     ) of Newport News and Hampton, VA m Charles French ("Charlie") White (1948-    ) of Seaford, York Co., VA, Newport News, VA, and Hampton, VA, son of John French White (1908-1973) and Lucy Ann Tillage (1911-2003) of Seaford, York Co., VA

 

 

Elwood "Glenn" Phillips

(1916-1982)

of Poquoson, VA m

Rev. Nell Wilson

 (1921-2010)

 of Charlotte, NC, daughter of Robert J. Wilson and Bonnie ?. They are buried in Parklawn Memorial Park at Hampton, VA.

They had 2 children including:

Pearle Virginia Phillips

 (1908-2001)

m William Thomas Preston ("Willie") Moore

 (1905-1968)

of Poquoson, VA, son of William Franklin Moore (1868-1946) and Annie Florence Phillips (1871-1952) of Poquoson, grandson of James Presson Moore (1834-1915) and Virginia Anne Moore (1947-1924) and of Capt. Thomas S. Phillips (1838-1915) and Amanda "Malvina" Wilson (1843-1923), great-grandson of William Henry Moore (ca. 1808- ?) and Sarah Freeman (1806- ?), of Starkey Wright Moore (1824-1905) and Mary Elizabeth Freeman (1829-1878), of Richard Eggleston Phillips (1809-1884) and Mary Elinor Linton (1815- ?), and of Wilton Wilson (1816-1886) and Amanda Addine Huffington (1818-1853); great-great-grandson of Merritt Moore (1788-ca. 1830) and Frances ?, of Henry Curtis Freeman (1778- ?) and Elizabeth Presson (1782- ?), of William Edward Moore (ca. 1791-1841) and Elizabeth Wright (ca. 1802-after 1869), of John Freeman (1802-1875) and Martha Watkins (1802-1837), of Thomas Phillips (1770- ?) and Rosa Dixon (1770- ?), of Elijah Linton, Jr. (ca. 1768-ca. 1835) and Ellinor Robertson (ca. 1775-ca. 1820), of William Wilson (1782-ca. 1829) and Elizabeth Topping (ca. 1789- ?), and of Jesse Joseph Huffington (ca. 1792-1835) and Mary Rooksland Sheild (ca. 1800-ca. 1877); all of the above from Poquoson except the Lintons and Jesse Huffington from Somerset Co., MD  . Pearle and Willie Moore were teachers before marriage, and he was also employed by National Aeronautics and Space Administration at Hampton, VA. They are buried in Parklawn Memorial Park at Hampton, VA. They were members of Emmaus Baptist Church, Poquoson. Mr. and Mrs. Moore had 3 children:

Nelson Cornell Watkins

 (1912-1976)

 of Poquoson, VA  m 1932 in South Mills, Camden Co., NC to

Ellen "Jeannette" Rowe

 (1915-1993),

daughter of Andrew Folks Rowe (1889-1955) and Daisy Bell Rowe (1893-1983) of Gloucester Co. and Hampton, VA, granddaughter of Robert Dallas Rowe (1848-1928) and Mildred Frances Hogg (1857-1933) and of James "Washington" Rowe (1859-1946) and Mary Ellen Robins (1863-1898), great-granddaughter of Richard Hall and Mildred F. Rowe, of Thomas Hogg, Jr. and Elizabeth Jenkins, of James Rowe and Margaret L. Rowe, and of Joel Robins (ca. 1833-1912) and Mary Rowe (ca. 1839-1878), all of Gloucester Co., VA. Mr. Watkins was employed by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company at Newport News, VA as a piecework counter and bookkeeper. After 1968, they resided at 97 Cedar Road, Poquoson, VA. They were members of Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson, VA, and many other civic organizations. Mr. and Mrs. Watkins are buried in Parklawn Memorial Park at Hampton, VA. Their 2 children were:

 

Roxie Lee Watkins

 (1922-2008)

m 7 Dec 1942  at Poquoson, VA to

Charles Bradley ("Charlie")  Haight

 (1920-1972)

of Poquoson, VA,

 son of Charles Isaac Haight (1870-1937) and Mary Elizabeth Bradley (1876-1957) of York Co. and Fox Hill, Hampton, VA; grandson of Benjamin Franklin Haight (1823-1903) (born near Poughkeepsie, NY, died in York Co., VA) and Jane Deyerle (1838- ?) (born in VA) and of Thomas Marion Bradley (1852-1926) and Cora/Corry Holloway (1852-1891); great-grandson of Willis Holloway (ca. 1811-1854) and Mary Forrest (ca. 1830-?). Mrs. Haight and her mother resided together at 1330 Poquoson Avenue until her later years, when she moved in with a daughter in Poquoson. They were members of Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson. Mr. and Mrs. Haight are buried in the Clark Cemetey at Fox Hill, Hampton, VA. Their 3 daughters were:

 

David Glenn Newton

(1961-      ) of Newport News, VA

Bryan Scott Godfrey (1973-      ) of Tuscaloosa, AL; Coshocton, OH; Petersburg, VA; Newport News, VA; Williamsburg, VA; Charles City Co., VA; Austin, TX; and Henrico Co., VA; unmarried as of 2012.

 

Jason Paul Godfrey (1978-      ) of Petersburg and Newport News, VA m Jessica Taylor Abbitt (1983-      ), daughter of Randolph Dashiell ("Randy") Abbitt and Sue "Carol" Singletary of Newport News, VA

 

Kimberly Nicole White

(1983-      ) of Hampton, VA

Glenda Charlene Phillips

 (1943-      ) m

William Thomas Preston ("Billy") Moore, Jr. (1942-      ) of Poquoson, VA

 

William Thomas Preston Moore, Jr. (1942-     )

m Glenda Charlene Phillips (1943-   ) of Poquoson, VA

Evelyn Bailey Moore

 (1948-    )

 m Terry John Connery of California

 (no children)

Alfred Phillips Moore, DDS (1946-     ) of Poquoson, VA

m Judith Ann Watkins

 (1948-      )

(4th cousins through the Bunting family)

Judith Ann Watkins (1948-      ) m Alfred Phillips Moore, DDS (1946-      )

 

Nelson Cornell Watkins, Jr. (1938-2012) of Poquoson and Newport News, VA m 15 Jun 1957 at Poquoson, VA to  (1) Betty Carol Holloway (1937-      ), daughter of Arthur "Vaden" Holloway (1906-1986) and Mary Emma Insley (1908-1979) of Poquoson (mother of the 3 sons below); m (2) 30 Dec 1985 at Newport News, VA to  Janet Lee Overstreet (1945-      ) of Newport News, VA, daughter of Melvin "Ray" Overstreet (1920-1984) and Ella Perrow Pearson (1921-2008) and ex-wife of Custis descendant G. Wayne Godfrey on left

 

 

Brenda Lee Haight

 (1942- ) m Henry Wilbur Simpson, Jr. (1943-      )  son of  Henry Wilbur Simpson (1896-1955) and Emily Christine Stiles (1910-1974) of Poquoson, VA

Patricia Anne ("Patti") Haight (1946-     ) m Dennis Moody Firman (1946-     ), son of William Moody Firman (1918-1986) and Pauline Elizabeth Wainwright (1921-2006) of Poquoson, VA

Victoria Jane ("Vikki") Haight (1950-      ) m John Stiles Diggs, son of John W. Diggs and Jacquelin Stiles of Poquoson, VA

 

 

 

 

1. Ella Finley Godfrey (2010-     )

 

1. Pamela Kaye Moore (1962-       ) m Steven Reed Hornsby, 2nd cousin of singer Bruce Hornsby

a. Steven "Reed" Hornsby, Jr.

b. Ellen Hornsby

2. Thomas "Glenn" Moore (1966-     ) m Lessley ?

a. Katelyn Moore

b. Allyson Moore

 

1. Lori Ann Moore (1973-     ) m William George Harper, DDS (1973-      ) of Fairfax Co. and Poquoson, VA

a. William "Jackson" Harper (2002-      )

b. Elizabeth Scott ("Libbie") Harper (2004-      )

c. Caroline Phillips Harper (2007-      )

2. Michael Ryan Moore (1979-       ) of Colorado m Caroline Sachs

a. William Louis Moore (2011-      )

1. Bradley Carol Watkins (1960-      ) m Susan Puckett (1961-2011)

2. Andrew Scott Watkins (1964-     ) m (1) Angela Elizabeth Jones (1968-     )

a. Nicholas Vaden Watkins (1994-      )

3. Todd Harrison Watkins (1968-      ) m Tabitha Miscol

a. Andrew Joseph Watkins (1998-      )

b. Kyndall Brooke Watkins (1999-      )

 

1. Kelly Hope Simpson (1966-  ) m (1) John Richard Allen; m (2) Jeffrey Silver

a. Kristen Lee Allen (1985-      )

aa. Taylor Chase Allen (2001-    )

b. Amanda Lynn Allen (1987-      )

c. Renee Elizabeth Silver (1993-       )

d. Emily Ilene Silver (1994-      )

2.  Korry Lynn Simpson (1970-      )

3. Troy Dane Simpson (1972-      )

1. Scott Moody Firman (1971-      ) m Cherie Dawn Edwards

a. Brittany Nicole Firman (1999-      )

b. Madison Grace Firman (2002-      )

2. Jason Patrick Firman (1973-      ) m Rachel Fraker

a. Zachary Jeremiah Firman (2002-      )

1. Kristine Nicole ("Nikki") Diggs (1975-      )

2. Charles William Diggs (1980-      )