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Descendants of Thomas Markham, Sr.(ENGLAND1)

Generation No. 4

      4. Thomas4 Markham (ARTHUR3, THOMAS2, Thomas1) was born Abt. 1712 in Virginia, and died 1749 in Amelia County, Virginia. He married Agnes in Virginia. She was born in Virginia.
Child of Thomas Markham and Agnes is:
+ 8 i.   Thomas5 Markham, born 1740 in Amelia County, Virginia; died Bet. 1800 - 1810 in Stokes County, North Carolina.

      7. ARTHUR4 MARKHAM II (ARTHUR3, THOMAS2, Thomas1) was born Bet. 1720 - 1730 in Henrico County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1791 in Bedford County, Virginia. He married (1) Martha Hill May 02, 1770 in Bedford County, Virginia. She was born in Virginia. He married (2) Unknown Bef. 1952 in Virginia. She was born Abt. 1704 in Amelia County, Virginia.

[Markham III.FTW]

"Arthur, the second son of Arthur of Henrico, owned a plantation in Prince Edward County, and had four sons, all of whom fought in the Revolutionary War. (20) They were: 1) James, born in 1752, 2) Thomas, born 15 July 1757 according to his pension application, 3) Arthur, also born in 1757 if his enlistment age is correct, and 4) John, born is 1764. (This is our ggggg grandfather)

The Markham plantation was 200 acres described in the deed as bounded by the property of Samuel Morrison and William North and the Ridge Road; and on the tax roll it is described as "adjacent to Peyton Randolph's Spring Creek Estate". (25)

First of the sons to see action in the Revolution was Thomas, who volunteered in the local company of "Minute Men" of Prince Edward County. Minute Men companies were organized in most counties prior to the Revolution to be ready to go anywhere needed on a "minute's notice" for however long they might be needed. The Price Edward unit was called 1 April, 1776 to perform guard duty along the coast at Hampton, the strategic entrance to Chesapeake Bay and mouth of the James River. They were on this duty nearly nine months, and exchanged fire with British ships several times. In his pension application many years later, Thomas recalls that when news of the Declaration of Independence reached the unit, they proudly paraded up and down the beach within sight of the British warships offshore, and fired thirteen rounds (for the Thirteen colonies) in honor to the great event! What a day in history!.(26) "

Date born 2: 1732, Amelia Co., Virginia
Child of ARTHUR MARKHAM and Martha Hill is:
+ 9 i.   Sarah5 Markham, born Abt. 1771 in Bedford County, Virginia; died Bef. 1830 in Bedford County, Virginia.
Children of ARTHUR MARKHAM and Unknown are:
  10 i.   James5 Markham, born 1752 in Prince Edwards Co., Virginia; died March 14, 1829 in Morgan County, Georgia. He married (1) Sally. He married (2) Sabrina Reynolds 1787 in Bedford County, Virginia.
  More About James Markham:
Owned Plantation: Abt. 1785, On the Appomattox

  More About Sally:
Owned Plantation: Abt. 1785, OOn the Appomattox

+ 11 ii.   Arthur Markham III, born 1757 in Prince Edward Co., Va..
+ 12 iii.   Thomas Markham, Sr., born July 15, 1758 in Prince Edward Co., Va.; died May 04, 1840 in Botetourt County, Va..
+ 13 iv.   JOHN MARKHAM, born 1764 in Prince Edward Co., Va.; died Abt. 1838 in Bedford County, Virginia.

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