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Dandridge Family 9

Brown Family 57

Corbin Family 63

Willis Family 75

Spottiswoode Family 91

Hunter Family 127

Tucker Family 161

Pendleton Family 175

Lane Family 199

Cooke Family 261

Paca Family 277

Taylor Family . . . . . . . . . 285

Ross Family , 291

Moore Family 303

Eskridge Family . . . 317

Thompson Family 327

Beverley Family 333

Byrd Family 355

Berkeley Lineage 365

Winston Family 369

Henry Family . . . . - 383

Croshaw Family 413

Stephen Family 419

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Lindsay Family 443

Clayton Family 451

Chapline Family 463

Newton Family 479

Brewer Family 501

Graves Family 543

Willoughby Family 547

Allen Family 563

Appendix 569

Index 593



Dandridge Arms 11

Corbin Arms 65

Spottiswoode Arms 93

Portrait of Governor Alexander Spottiswoode . . . 100

Hunter Arms 129

Tucker Arms 159

Pendleton Arms 177

Lane Arms 201

Cooke Arms 263

Taylor Arms ' . . 287

Moore Arms 305

Eskridge Arms 319

Portrait of George Eskridge 321

Portrait of Mrs. George Eskridge . . . . . . 323

Beverley Arms 335

Byrd Arms 357

Henry Arms 385

Portrait of Dorothea (Dandridge) Henry 391

Steven Arms 421

Lindsay Arms 445

Newton Arms 481

Brewer Arms 503

Willoughby Arms 549



The following account of the Dandridge family is taken, mainly, from an article by Mr. Wilson Miles Cary, which appeared in the William and Mary Quarterly. Col. William1 Dandridge, of "Elsing Green," King William County, and Colonel John Dandridge, of New Kent, were the ancestors of the Virginia family. They were probably brothers, for they made their earliest appearance together in Virginia at about the same period, and in the same county, Elizabeth City. They settled on opposite sides of the Pamunky River, the one in King William and the other in New Kent. Their ancestry is entirely unknown. The family used the same arms as those borne by the Dandridges of Great Malvern, Worcestershire. They are blazoned, viz.. :

Arms : Azure, a lion's head erased or, between three mascles argent.

Crest : A lion's head erased charged with a mascle argent.

Motto : In adversis etiam fide.

Their use of these arms is proved from the tombstone of Mrs. Euphan Dandridge, still to be seen in Elizabeth City County. This lady lies buried at "Eroll," the old home of the Wallaces, on Back River. She was doubtless a Wallace, and most probably the daughter of the Rev. James Wallace (a Scotchman) ; who is also buried there. She was the first wife of William Dandridge, but was a widow when he married her (see Wallace Family). An extract from the County records, under date of Septem-


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ber 19, 1717, shows that "Wilson Roscow, dec'd of Eliz'h. City Co. (one of the executors of Coll'o. Wm. Wilson) did possess himself of the greater part of the estate of the said Collo. Wilson and died possessed of a considerable estate. Euphan, his widow, intermarried with William Dandridge, who gave bond for admin, afs'd. estate, "&c." The same record shows a bill in chancery for i500 sterling brought against the same parties, "as admd's. of the est.'' of her son, Wilson Roscow, deceased, by his mother, Mrs. Mary Cary, Widow of Col. Miles Cary of Warwick County, deceased (see Cary Family, Number 35). Colonel William Wilson (Mrs. Cary's father), died June 17, 1713. If the Obituary date on Mrs. Dan- dridge's tomb, April 22, 1717, is correct, she did not long survive her second marriage, by which it is not known that there was any issue.

The tomb of Mrs. Dandridge and that of the Rev. James Wallace, have been removed from "Eroll," by the Hampton Chapter of the A. P. V. A., and placed in St. John's Churchyard, at Hampton, Virginia. The oldest is the tomb of the Reverend James Wallace. On it appear the family arms, below which is the following inscrip- tion:

"Here lyes the body of the Reverend Mr. James Wal- lace late Minister of this Parish, he was born at Erroll in Perthshire in North Britain. He was serviceable to this Colony in a double capacity both as a Divine and Physician for the space of one and twenty years. He exchanged this life for a better on the 3d of November A. D. 1712, and in the 45 year of his Age "Excuse deceased Friend if I Forbear "T'attempt thy praise 'tis far above my Sphere "Only in silence let Me drop a tear

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"Say Virtue fled and left one temple here"

"In the arms surmounting the epitaph there is no crest,

and no motto. Above the shield is a baronet's or knight's helmet, full faced and open. On the shield, a lion rampant on a plain field. The tincture, if it was indicated, has worn away.

"The tomb of Euphan Dandridge bears the following :

[Arms] "Here lyes the body of M. Euphan Dandridge "Who was kind and Charitable to all poore people. "She exchanged this life for a better on the 22 day "of April A. D. 1717 and in the 21 year of her age. "In silence let my tears Make known "Our dearest friend is from us fled "Whose virtue pure was trully Shown "til God did take her to his home. "Tho she lyes here she's not there dead. "Under this same stone lyes the Body of her Son "Wilson Dandridge who departed this life "the 21 Day of October 1716. "In the arms surmounting the epitaph there is no crest, and no motto. Above the shield is an esquire's helmet, in profile, vizor closed.

"On the shield a lion's head erased, between three fusils. The tincture, if it was indicated, has worn away." January 19, 1717, William Dandridge built a house and wharf at Hampton. In 1717, July 19, William Dan- dridge, of Elizabeth City, and Governor Alex. Spotts- woode sign a charter for a vessel belonging to Dan- dridge, in which the latter engages to transport twenty men to South Carolina (Colonial Virginia State Papers, I, pages, 176, 190).

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July 11, 1719, William Dandridge and Thomas Wythe obtained a grant of water front in Hampton (Land Registry, Volume X, page 450).

In a deed of 1719, William Dandridge is described as "late of Hampton, now of King William County, gent." His removal to that County was doubtless occasioned by a settlement of 1,247 acres in the Parish of St. John (recorded in Henning, VI, 428), made March 17 and 18, 1719, on his marriage with Unity, only child of Colonel Nathaniel West (see West Family, Number 13).

"In 1727 he becomes a member of the Colonial Coun- cil, and on Dec. 14 of that year he is appointed with Col. Byrd one of the (3) commissioners to settle the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina. In 1728 he has a grant of 496 acres on Allen's Creek, in Hanover, adjoining his King William lands.

"June 17, 1728, the following entry occurs in the York records : 'Wm. Dandridge Esqr. having produced a cer- tificate under the hands of Rev. Francis Fontaine, minis- ter, the clerk, and church wardens of the York-Hamp- ton parish, that he received the holy sacraments of the Lord's supper in their parish church, upon the 9th day of June, A. D. 1728, and having taken the oaths to the Government, and repeated and subscribed the Test, on said Dandridge's motion, it is ordered to be certified.' In 1729 we find him styled 'Colo. Wm. Dandridge' and enrolled among the vestrymen of St. John's parish, King Wm. We now come to his naval career. In 1737 it is stated in the Virginia Gazette that Wm. Dandridge, Esqr. would soon be given the command of one of his Majesty's ships, and later on there occurs mention of the presenta- tion to him of a sword by the Duke of Montague. In Feb., 1741, 'Capt. Wm. D.' commanded the Wolf, 12-

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guns, on the Virginia station, and in Nov., 1741, he was transferred to the command of the South Sea, of 40 guns, and served in Oglethorpe's attack on St. Augustine, and Admiral Vernon's siege of Carthagena. He subse- quently commanded the man-of-war Ludlow Castle. In 1743 the 'colonel-captain' died, while on a visit to his Hanover estates. His will is dated Aug. 25th of that year. 'Elsing Green/ the name of his King Wm. estate, would seem to suggest that he was a native of Norfolk, England, or had some connection with that shire, in which there is a village and parish called 'Elsing.' But, however that may be, he bore the arms of the Dandridges of Great Malvern, Worcestershire, the first of whom on record (see Foster's Alumni Oxonienses) was John Dandridge (son of Wm. of Oxford), born 1679, who matriculated at New College, May 13, 1696, became M. A., 1702, and vicar of Weston Beggard, Co. Hereford, in 1705." (William and Mary Quarterly.) Children : 1 i Martha, married Philip Aylett.

ii Elizabeth, married Philip Whitehead Claiborne.

iii Anna, married Dancy.

iv Mary, married John Spots wood (see Spottis- woode Family, No. 14).

5 v William, married Agnes West.

6 vi Nathaniel, married Dorothea Spots wood.

1 Martha2 Dandridge (William1) was born in 1721, and married Philip Aylett, of Fairfield, King Wil- liam County, Virginia, in 1739. She died April 25, 1747, and was buried in the Aylett burying ground at Fair- field Farm. The inscription on her gravestone is given below :

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"Here lies interred the body of Martha Aylett wife of Philip Aylett & daughter of Hon. William Dandridge & Unity Dandridge who died the 25 of April 1747 in the 26 year of her age & left behind her two daughters & two sons, viz : Unity, William, Ann & John Aylett."

Children :

i Unity Aylett.

2 ii William Aylett, married Mary Macon, iii Ann Aylett.

iv John Aylett.

2 William3 Aylett (Martha2 Dandridge, Wil- liam1) married Mary Macon in 176G. Their son.

3 i Philip, married Elizabeth Henry.

3 Philip4 Aylett (Philip3, Martha2 Dandridge, William1) was born in 1767. He married, in 1786, Eliza- beth, daughter of Patrick Henry, the Revolutionary patriot, and his wife, Sarah Shelton (see Henry Family, Number 2). Elizabeth (Henry) Aylett was born April 23, 1769, and died October 24, 1842. Philip Aylett died in 1831. Their son.

4 i Philip, married Judith Page Waller.

4 Philip5 Aylett (Philip4, Philip3, Martha2 Dandridge, William1) married in 1832 Judith Page Waller. Their son,

i William, married, in 1860, Alice Brockenbrough. (See "Aylett," in "Old King William Homes and Families," by Pay ton Neal Clark.)

5 William2 Dandridge (William1) married Ag- nes, daughter of Colonel Francis West, probably the

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Francis West, who was Governor of the Colony, 1627-29

(see West Family, Number 9.) His son,

i Francis, married Lucy Webb. In the Virginia Ga- zette is to be found the following record of their mar- riage: "Mr. Francis Dandridge, of King Wm., mar- ried April 16, 1779, to the amiable Miss Lucy Webb, of New Kent."

6 Capt. Nathaniel West2 Dandridge (William1) was born September 7, 1729. He was a captain in the British Navy. He married, June 18, 1747, Dorothea, daughter of Sir Alexander and Ann Butler (Brayne) Spottiswoode, Governor of Virginia (see Spottiswoode Family, No. 13). She was born in 1733. In early times this name appears spelled "Spoottiswoode," and in Vir- ginia each family seems to have varied the spelling. H. Browning, of Ardmore, Pennsylvania, says, in his "Am- ericans of Royal Descent," "Colonel Nathaniel West Dandridge and his wife Dorothea were both descendants of Norman and Plantagenet kings of England; Mrs. Dandridge through her father, Major General Alexander Spotswood, and Colonel Dandridge through the Wests, Lord Delaware." The Dandridge Coat of Arms, which is represented here, was on a seal ring belonging to Captain Dandridge which has been handed down by his descendants. The following is from the Bible record and was contributed by Mrs. Mildred Spottiswoode Mathes, of Memphis, Tennessee :

"N. W. Dandridge was married to Jane Pollard, Au- gust 3, 1779.

"Mrs. Dorothea Dandridge departed this life 25th September, 1773.

"On January 16, 1786, fifteen minutes after 2 o'clock in the morning, departed this life Nathaniel West Dan-

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dridge, Sr., born 7th of September, 1729, in King and Queen County.

"Mrs. Martha Payne departed this life on Tuesday, the 28th day of September, 1791."

The following record of their children is also from the same Bible :

i "Martha, born September 20, 1748," m. Archer Payne. 6-a ii ''William, born April 6, 1750; married Anne

Boiling. 7 iii Alexander Spotswood, born August 1, 1753, married Anne Stephen, iv John, born April 15, 1756," m. Mrs. Goode. v Dorothea, born September 25, 1757, married as his second wife, Patrick Henry (see Henry Family, No. 2). 23 vi Robert, born June 21, 1760, married Mildred Aylett Allen, vii Nathaniel West, born October 26, 1762. viii Eliza, born September 12, 1764. ix Anna K., born July 27, 1767, m. John S. Moore. 29 x Nathaniel West, b. Jan. 14, 1771, married Mar- tha Fontaine, xi Miary C, born January 14, 1772, m. Geo. Woodson Payne.

6-a William3 Dandridge (Nathaniel West2, Wil- liam1) married Anne, daughter of John Boiling. Their daughter, 6-b 1 Jane Butler, married Rev. Joseph D. Logan.

6-b Jane Butler4 Dandridge (William3, Na- thaniel West2, William1) married Reverend Joseph D. Logan. Their son was,

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6-c i James William Logan, married Sarah Ann Woodville Strother.

6-c James William5 Logan (Jane Butler4 Dan- dridge, William3, Nathaniel West2, William1) married Sarah Ann Woodville, daughter of Jeremiah and Ann (Clayton) Strother. They had thirteen children: i Mary Louisa, born 1839 ; died 1863. ii Anna Clayton, born 1841; married Robert Henry Logan, in 1871; (see appendix for correspondence), iii Jean Dandridge, born in 1843; married Samuel

White, in 1869. iv George Woodson, born in 1845 ; married, first, Letty Grant, of Atlanta, Georgia, and, second, Kate Burks, of Virginia, v John Lee, born March 5, 1847; married Gertrude Powell, daughter of Hon. John Randolph Tucker, of Virginia; made Associate Justice of Idaho, by Grover Cleveland; died in Idaho, January 15, 1890. Ellen Lewis, born in 1849 ; died in 1854. James William, born in 1851; died in 1873. Joseph D., born in 1853; married Georgine Wash- ington Willis, great-great-niece of George Wash- ington, through Lewis descent. Edith Erskine, born in 1855 ; married Thomas El- dridge Huet, of Nottoway County, Virginia. Mercer Patton, born in 1857; married Elizabeth Kent Caldwell of Wythe City, Virginia; Episcopal clergyman, Rector of St. Anne's Church, Nashville, Tenn.

Ellen Lewis (second), born in 1859; died in 1875. Sidney Strother, born in 1862; died in 1893. , lived a few hours.

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7 Capt. Alexander Spottswood3 Dandridge (Nathaniel West2, William1) was born August 1, 1753. He married, after June, 1779, Anne, born in 1762, daugh- ter of General Adam Stephen, of the "Bower," Jefferson County, Virginia (see Stephen family, Number 1). The "Bower," is near Martinsburg, and is a beautiful old home, owned by General Stephen, and from him descend- ed to his grandson, Adam Stephen Dandridge, who has in his possession the English parchment deed of the land granted to General Stephen, and signed by Lord Fairfax, in 1734, since which time it has been occupied by the family. It is known throughout Virginia for its delight- ful hospitality, a reputation its present mistress, Mrs. Lemuel Dandridge, a daughter of Judge Lawrence, of Long Island, keeps up.

In 1775, probably through the interest of his brother- in-law, Patrick Henry, young Dandridge became as- sociated with the Hendersons, Boones, and others, in the settlement of Kentucky, and was one of the eighteen men who met in legislative assembly under a large elm tree near the walls of the fort at Boonsborough, May 23, 1775, to establish a government in the new country. The news of the fight at Lexington, however, cut short the proceedings of the Legislature, and most of the members hastened to the defence of the Colonies. It is shown by family letters that for a time young Dan- dridge was attached to General Washington's staff, but this was apparently non-commissioned service, as his name does not appear in any staff-list. It is probable that he was only temporarily a member of the General's military family, being a young cousin of Mrs. Washing- ton. He was made Lieutenant of the Fourth Virginia Dragoons, June 13, 1776; Captain of Virginia Artillery

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Battalion, November 30, 1776; and Captain of the First Continental Dragoons, March 15, 1777. He resigned from the army April 14, 1780. Toward the end of the war, so the story goes, Captain Dandridge was in Win- chester for a short time, and, one day, standing with a group of officers, near the entrance of old Fort Loudoun, he saw riding toward them General Adam Stephen and a beautiful young girl in a red riding dress. This was the General's daughter, Anne Stephen, who had ridden with her father from their home in Berkeley County, twenty miles away, to see the soldiers.

The gallant young Captain soon fell a victim to the fair Anne's charms, and their marriage was celebrated not long after. He then left Hanover County and settled on a large plantation called the "Bower," in what is now Jefferson County, in the Valley of Virginia, about eight miles from Martinsburg. Here he died in April, 1785, leaving his young widow with an only child, Adam Stephen Dandridge, but little over two years of age. Cap- tain Dandridge is buried in Martinsburg. His will was probated in 1785. His widow married Moses Hunter, and had a large family (see Hunter Family No. 4). She died September 25, 1834. Sally Wister's journal has some interesting records of Captain Dandridge as a very young officer, from which are the following extracts :

"His person is more elegantly formed than any I ever saw; tall and commanding; his forehead is very white, tho' the lower part of his face is much sunburned; his features are extremely pleasing; an even white set of teeth, dark hair and eyes. I can't better describe him than by saying he is the handsomest man I ever beheld. Betsy and Liddy coincide in this opinion * * *.

"After I had sat a while at home, in came Dandridge.

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He entered into chat immediately, ask'd if we knew Tacy Vandever. Said he courted her, and that they were to be married soon. Observed my sampler which was in full view. Wish'd I would teach the Virginians some of my needle wisdom, they were the laziest girls in the world. Told his name, laugh'd and talk'd incessantly. At last 'may I (to Mama) introduce my brother officer?' We assented ; so he called him. 'Mr. Watts, Mrs. Wister, young Miss Wister. Mr. Watts, ladies, is one of our Virginia children * * * Miss Sally, are you a Quaker?'

" 'Yes.'

"'Now are you a Quaker?'

" 'Yes, I am."

" 'Then you are a Tory?'

" T am not indeed.'

" 'Oh dear,' replied he, T am a poor creature. I can hardly live.' Then flying from that subject,

"'Will you marry me, Miss Sally?'

" 'No, really; a gentleman after he has said he has not sufficient to maintain himself to ask me to marry him.' 1 'Never mind what I say, I have enough to make the pot boil.' . . .

"We sat at the door till nine. Dandridge is sensible and divested of some freedom [which might be called gallant in the fashionable world]. He is polite and agreeable. His greatest fault is a propensity to swearing, which throws a shade over his accomplishments. I asked him why he did so. 'It is a favorite vice Miss Sally.' At nine he went to his chamber Sets off at sunrise.

"Fourth day morn 12 o'clock I was awaked at four this morn, with a great racket of the Captain's servants call- ing him : but the lazy fellow never rose till about half an hour before eight.

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"This his daylight ride. . . . About nine I took my work and seated myself in the parlor, not long had I sat, when in came Dandridge, the handsomest man in ex- istence, at least that I have ever seen. But stop here while I just say the night before chatting upon dress, he said he had no patience with those officers who every morn, before they went on detachment would wait to be dress'd and powder'd. 'I am' said I, 'excessively fond of powder and think it very becoming.'

" 'Are you?' he reply'd. 'I am very careless, as often wearing my cap thus [turning the back part before] as any way.' I left off where he came in. He was pow- der'd very white, a pretty colour'd brown coat lapelled with green and white waistcoat &c, and his sword be- side him negligently hung. He made a truly elegant figure. 'Good morning, Miss Sally. You are well I hope.'

" 'Very well. Pray sit down/ which he did close by me. 'Oh dear,' said I, 'I see thee is powder'd.'

" 'Yes ma'am, I have dress'd myself Tor you.' . . .

"Watts drank tea with us. A conversable man. Says that the Dandridges are one of the genteelest families in Virginia relations of General Washington's wife. He appeared very fond of the Captain, who has had a liberal education. Very sensible and brave."

The following is a letter from Patrick Henry, brother- in-law of Captain Dandridge, to General Stephen :

"Hanover County, June 10, 1779. "Dear Sir:

"By Captain A. S. Dandridge you will receive this. He informs me that he wishes to form a connection with your daughter but that as you are a stranger to him, he desires you might have such information as was

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natural to expect you wanted touching an affair of so interesting a nature. I therefore take the liberty of saying that the Captain's father is owner of about one hundred and fifty slaves that as near as I can be in- formed together with 4 or 5,000 acres of land with valuable improvements. He is, I believe, pretty clear of debt now having lately sold some slaves to pay off old scores. He made his will not long since by which he g:ave the Captain an equal share with his other sons and that will, he put into my hands to keep. From this short detail of the number of the Captain's brothers and sisters you will see he has no great expectations from his father. However he has a right to expect a hand- some compency from him and besides he has 3,000 acres of land well chosen near Kentuckie in right of his uncle Robert Spootiswood. I can say with great truth that the integrity of the Captain's heart and his uprightness of intention will recomend him on a further acquaint- ance. He was the darling of his poor deceased mother till her death and is so still of his brothers and sisters and every member of his family. He lived with me sev- eral years until the commencement of the war. I do assure you from long and intimate knowledge of him, he despises a mean action. A connection with the object of his wishes will be highly pleasing to his father and all his friends, and if it takes place I hope it will prove last- ingly happy to all concerned my connection with the young Captain and his family and my acquaintance with you will, I trust, be my apology for so much freedom in this affair. I refer you to the bearer for the news this way. A long and painful attention to public matters obliges me to go for a while into retirement which is

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equally necessary to my health, finances and domestic life.

"I wish you happy and am dear General

Your Affti h-b-l-e servant,

"P. Henry.

"General Stephen excuse bad paper.

"General Stephen Berkeley."

This is a literal copy of Patrick Henry's letter, found at ''the Bower," the home of A. S. Dandridge, made by his great-granddaughter, Mrs. S. P. B. Harrison, Patrick Henry's second wife was Dorothea, sister of Alexander Spootswood Dandridge who married Miss Stephen.

The following letter was addressed to Mrs. A. S. Dandridge just after the death of her husband, by his sister Dorothea Dandridge, wife of Patrick Henry.

"Richmond, April 8, 1785. "Dear Sister:

"The news of my poor dear unfortunate brother's death, came to me the day before Solomon arrived. The melancholy situation he has been in for some time past prevented my being as much shocked as I should have been, this time 6 years, which was the last time I saw him, Poor dear man he was then a favorite brother of mine.

"Indeed my dear sister from all accounts, I have sin- cerely pitied you. I wish very much for a personal acquaintance with you madam, as your character has always been highly agreeable to me. I have a great desire to see my dear little nephew, who I hear is very promising. Solomon tells me you talk of coming down this summer. It will give me great pleasure to see you here with your dear little boy.

"Please remember me respectfully to your papa, whom

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I never had the pleasure to see and believe me dear madam your affct. sister, D. Henry.

"Mrs. Anne Dandridge,

"Berkeley. "By Solomon."

A letter from Adam Stephen Dandridge to his mother, who was then Mrs. Hunter.

"Woodbury, March. "Dear Mama:'

"I begin to fear I trouble you with writing so often, but indeed I can not help it for it is the greatest pleasure I have next to receiving letters to write them, but, dear Mama, you write so seldom, that it makes me think you forget me. If you knew what comfort I stood in need of in this place you would write oftener for I never saw a man so altered as uncle is, he calls us Mohawk Indians, Stupid Asses, Wild horses, and tells us we are not fit to eat at the same table with human beings and in short everything he can think of. So I hope you will not for- get to come and see me as soon as possible for I hope to be fit to go to college soon. I am very well at present and hope you are all the same. Give my love to all friends. I am your affectionate son,

"A S. Dandridge.

"Mrs. Anne Hunter, Martinsburg, Virginia, Berkeley Springs."

The only child of Captain Alexander Spotswood Dan- dridge was, 8 i Adam Stephen, born December 5, 1782, mar- ried Sarah, daughter of Philip and Agnes (Pat- terson) Pendleton.

8 Adam Stephen4 Dandridge (Alexander Spots-

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wood3, Nathaniel West2, William1) was born at the "Bower," Jefferson County, Virginia, December 5, 1782. He married, January 1, 1805, Sarah, daughter of Philip and Agnes (Patterson) Pendleton (see Pendleton Fam- ily, Number 18). She was born June 18, 1785, and died March 13, 1855. Adam Stephen Dandridge died in 1821. His tomb, at Martinsburg, bears the following inscrip- tion:

"Adam Stephen Dandridge died 1821 aged 39

"Drop a tear upon his tomb ye men of genious for

he was your brother "Weep for him ye afflicted for he was your friend "Rejoice in the hope of his felicity ye devout for he was a Christian. "He was a bright and joyous man, elegant in appear- ance, and loved greatly by all who knew him." Children :

i Ann Spottiswood, born October 19, 1806, died

in infancy, ii Sarah Stephena, born November 7, 1811 ; mar- ried Anthony Kennedy (see Kennedy Family, No. 32) ; died October 25, 1846. 9 iii Ann Spottiswood, born June 18, 1813 ; married

T. E. Buchanan. 13 iv Adam Stephen, born December 13, 1814; mar- ried Serena Pendleton ; died January, 1890. 18 v Philip Pendleton, married, first, Caroline Golds- borough, second, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Taylor) Bliss (see Taylor Family, No. 4, branch de- scended from James Taylor, of Carlisle, Eng- land), vi Mary Evelina, married Hon. R. M. T. Hunter

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(see Hunter Family, descended from James Hunter of Scotland). 20 vii Alexander Spottiswood, born 1819, married Martha Pendleton; died 1889.

9 Ann Spottiswood5 Dandridge (Adam Stephen4, Alexander Spotswood3, Nathaniel West2, William1) was born June 18, 1813. She married, at the "Bower," Octo- ber 11, 1832, Thomas Elie Buchanan, son of Chief Justice John Buchanan of Maryland. He died in 1888 at the age of seventy-eight.

The following is an account of his death : "Mr. Thomas Elie Buchanan died Monday last, at "Waverly," the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Anna Washington, near Stephenson's Depot, Frederick County, Virginia, aged seventy-eight years. Mr. Buchanan was a son of Judge John Buchanan of Washington County, Maryland, a distinguished jurist in his day, and lived at the old family seat, near Williamsport, Maryland, until about the year 1855, when he removed with his family to Martinsburg, West Virginia. The deceased was a brother-in-law of the late Honorable Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter." Children :

10 i Ann Dandridge Buchanan, born August 18,

1833 ; married Washington.

11 ii Sarah Pendleton Buchanan, born December 8,

1835 ; married Rev. Dabney Carr Harrison.

12 iii Sophia Williams Buchanan, born November 23,

1838 ; married Doctor William Stephenson, iv J. Charles Buchanan, born July, 1841 ; married and had children.

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v Thomas Elie Buchanan, born 1843 ; died unmar- ried.

vi Mary Spottiswood Buchanan, born April 7, 1845.

vii Alexander Spottiswood Buchanan, viii Serena Pendleton Buchanan, born May 28, 1848, died in childhood.

ix Louisa Aegbert Buchanan, born June 10, 1852 ; married Samuel Thomas, of Frederick Co., Maryland; children.

10 Ann Dandridge6 Buchanan (Ann Spottis- wood5 Dandridge, Adam Stephen4, Alexander Spots- wood3, Nathaniel West2, William1) was born August 18,

1833. She married Washington. They resided at

"Waverly," near Stephenson's Depot, Frederick County, Virginia.

Child: i Anne.

11 Sarah Pendleton6 Buchanan (Ann Spottis- wood5 Dandridge, Adam Stephen4, Alexander Spotts- wood3, Nathaniel West2, William1) was born December 8, 1835. She married Rev. Dabney Harrison.

Children :

i Dabney Carr Harrison, married .

ii Ann Spottiswood, died unmarried.

12 Sophia Williams6 Buchanan (Ann Spottis- wood5 Dandridge, Adam Stephen4, Alexander Spots- wood3, Nathaniel West2, William1) was born November 23, 1838. She married Doctor William Stephenson, of Berryville, Virginia.

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Children : i Pendleton Stephenson, ii Ann Spottiswood Stephenson. iii Sarah Stephenson.

13 Adam Stephen5 Dandridge (Adam Stephen4, Alexander Spottswood3, Nathaniel West2, William1) was born December 13, 1814. He married his cousin, Serena Catherine, daughter of Judge Edmund Pendleton, Feb- ruary 21, 1837, in Winchester, Virginia (see Pendleton Family, Number 24).

Children :

i Serena Catherine, born March 16, 1838; died

1904. ii Sarah Pendleton, born July 7, 1839 ; married Blackburn Hughes, of Martinsburg, West Vir- ginia; three children, all died in infancy. 14 iii Edmund Pendleton, deceased, born 1841 ; mar- ried Elizabeth Pitts ; deceased.

16 iv Lemuel Purnell, born 1842 ; married Isabella


17 v Adam Stephen, born September 30, 1844;

married Caroline Bedenger.

vi Mary Roberta, born March 20, 1846. vii Philip Pendleton, born 1848; died unmarried, viii Alexander Spottiswood, born December, 1849.

ix Ann Spottiswood, born 1851.

x Martha Pendleton, born 1853.

14 Edmund Pendleton6 Dandridge (Adam Stephen5, Adam Stephen4, Alexander Spotswood3, Na- thaniel West2, William1) was born in 1841. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Charles Pitts, of Baltimore.

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Children : 15 i Serena Pendleton, married Hugh Nelson Pen- dleton. ii Helen Nicholson, married Robert L. Martin,

Jr..; no children, iii Edmund Pendleton.

15 Serena Pendleton7 Dandridge (Edmund Pendleton6, Adam Stephen5, Adam Stephen4, Alexander Spotswood3, Nathaniel West2, William1) married Hugh Nelson Pendleton.

Children : i Serena Dandridge Pendleton, ii Hugh Nelson Pendleton, iii Helen Boteler Pendleton.

16 Lemuel Purnell6 Dandridge (Adam Ste- phen5, Adam Stephen4, Alexander Spotswood3, Nathan- iel West2, William1) was born in 1842. He married Isa- belle Lawrence, of Flushing, Long Island.

Children : i Florence.

ii Edmund P., a clergyman; married, September, 1909, Mary Robertson Lloyd, daughter of Rt. Rev. Arthur Selden Lloyd (see Selden Family, No. 49). iii Martha. iv Lawrence Effingham.

17 Adam Stephen6 Dandridge (Adam Stephen5, Adam Stephen4, Alexander Spotswood3, Nathaniel West2, William1) was born September 30, 1844. He married Caroline Danske, daughter of the Hon. Henry Bedenger of Virginia.

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Children : i Violet.

ii Adam Stephen, died unmarried, iii Dorothea Spottiswood.

18 Philip Pendleton5 Dandridge (Adam Ste- phen4, Alexander Spotswood3, Nathaniel West2, Wil- liam1) married, as his first wife, Caroline Fitzhugh, daughter of Governor Charles Goldsborough of Mary- land. They were married at Shoal Creek, Dorset County, Maryland, May 16, 1839, by the Rev. William McKenny. He married, second, Mrs. Elizabeth (Taylor) Bliss, by whom he had no children. She died at Winchester, Vir- ginia, July 25, 1909. The following is an account of her funeral from a newspaper of the time :

"Mrs. Dandridge was in the eighty-sixth year of her age, having been born at what is now Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, in Minnesota, on April 20, 1824. She was the third daughter of President Taylor. Mrs. Dandridge's mother was Margaret Mackall Smith, a member of a distinguished Maryland family. Her first husband was Col. William Wallace Bliss, whom she mar- ried in 1848. Colonel Bliss died near New Orleans on August 5, 1853.

"As Mrs. Bliss Mrs. Dandridge presided over the White House at Washington during the 16 months her father was president, her mother being an invalid. She was noted for her grace and charm and the elegance of her entertainments.

"Some years after the death of Colonel Bliss she mar- ried Philip Pendleton Dandridge, member of the promi- nent Virginia "family of that name and came to Win-

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Chester to live in 1858. Her second husband died in 1882.

"The elder sister of Mrs. Dandridge, Sarah Knox Tay- lor, was the first wife of Jefferson Davis. Another sis- ter was the wife of Dr. Wood, former surgeon general of the United States Army. Her only brother was Gen. Richard Taylor, a distinguished Confederate general.

"The pallbearers were Dr. William P. McGuire, John W. Rice, H. D. Fuller, Dr. William S. Love, Major Holmes Conrad, Major Eugene W. Baylor, Major Rob- ert W. Hunter and Shirley Carter, all of Winchester; John E. Boyd, of Martinsburg, W. Va., and L. P. Dan- dridge, of the Bower, Jefferson county, W. Va.

"One of the pallbearers, Mr. John E. Boyd, of Martins- burg, W. Va., owes his life to the late Mrs. Dandridge. During the Civil War she was a strong Southern sym- pathizer and was a friend of many soldiers in the Con- federate Army. While General Sheridan and his troops were encamped in this city John Boyd, a Confederate soldier, started to visit his home, at the Lefever place, near Bunkerhill, Berkeley county, W. Va., and when it became known that he was here and his presence be- trayed by servants he was arrested, imprisoned and con- demned to die.

"From the window of his lonely cell he could see work- men erecting his scaffold and others making his coffin. Efforts made by friends to save him were futile, and Mrs. Dandridge, upon learning of his plight, went in person to General Sheridan and interceded for him, with the result that his death sentence was changed to that of imprisonment, and later he was exchanged and returned to the Confederate Army."

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Children :

i Mary Fitzhugh. ii Ann Spottiswood. iii Philip Pendleton. 19 iv Sarah Goldsborough, married, first, Holmes Boyd, second, Alexander R. Pendleton, v Charles Goldsborough. vi Caroline Fitshugh. vii Alexander Spottiswood. viii William Goldsborough.

19 Sarah Goldsborough6 Dandridge (Philip Pendleton5, Adam Stephen.4, Alexander Spotswood3, Na- thaniel West2, William1) married, first, Holmes Boyd of Winchester, Virginia. Her second husband, whom she married February 24, 1910, is Alexander R. Pendle- ton, of Winchester.

Children (by first husband) : i Ann Spottiswood, Boyd, married Peyton Harrison,

of Martinsburg, West Virginia, ii Sarah Goldsborough Boyd, twin sister of the above, iii Holmes Boyd, died young.

20 Doctor Alexander Spottiswood5 Dandridge (Adam Stephen4, Alexander Spotswood3, Nathaniel West2, William1), the youngest son of Adam Stephen and Sarah (Pendleton) Dandridge, was born at the "Bower," November 2, 1819. He graduated from Princeton College and then studied medicine at the Uni- versity of Pennsylvania. He married, May 4, 1843, Martha Eliza, daughter of Colonel Nathaniel Green Pendleton of Cincinnati, Ohio (see Pendleton Family, Number 14). Doctor Dandridge was a trustee of the

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Cincinnati Hospital for fifteen years. He was a vestry- man of Christ Episcopal Church. He died in Cincinnati in 1889. His sister, Mrs. Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, and his brother, Stephen Dandridge, of the "Bower," are the only members of his family who sur- vived him. Children :

i Jane Pendleton, married, August 12, 1841, Gen. William Dalton Warren of Charleston, S. C. ; no issue, ii Nathaniel Pendleton, born in Cincinnati, April 16, 1846; died in November, his obituary ap- peared in the Cincinnati Enquirer, and is here given: "Dr. Nathaniel Pendleton Dandridge, known throughout the United States as one of the foremost surgeons and physicians in the country, a member of the Medical Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Hospital, passed away at his home at 422 Broadway last even- ing, shortly before nine o'clock, after a brief illness. Prior to last Thursday Dr. Dandridge had enjoyed his usual good health, when he was suddenly stricken with a complication of kidney troubles. On Saturday his condition became desperate, but he rallied somewhat on that evening, and his physicians thought he had a slight chance of recovery. All day Sun- day, however, he grew steadily worse, until the end came peacefully. At his bedside when he died were his sisters, Miss Lena Dandridge, Mrs. Lewis Irwin of Walnut Hills ; Mrs. W. D. Warren of Mt. Auburn, and his cousin, Elliott Hunt Pendleton. Another sister, Mrs. John

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M. Bowers, died in New York about a year ago. Nathaniel P. Dandridge was born in this city on April 16, 1846, being 64 years of age at the time of his death. His father, Dr. Alex- ander Spottswoode Dandridge, who was born in Virginia, was a direct descendant of one of the oldest colonial families and of Governor Spottswoode, of that State. Dr. A. S. Dan- dridge was a medical practitioner of the high- est repute in this city for many years. The old Dandridge homestead is at 310 East Fourth Street, directly opposite Lytle Park. His moth- er, also a descendant of a Virginian that settled there long before the Revolutionary War, was, prior to her marriage, Martha Eliza Pendleton, a sister of the late Senator George H. Pen- dleton. The old family home of the Pendle- tons still stands at the top of the Milton street hill. After attending a private school of this city young Dandridge went to Kenyon College at Gambier, Ohio, and graduated in the class of 1866. During the remainder of the year 1866 and the year 1867 he attended the Medical College of Ohio and late in 1867 he went abroad. The following winter he studied in Paris and then continued his preparation for the practice of medicine in the Colleges of Vienna. Returning to this country with the knowledge of medicine of both continents, he entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and graduated in 1870. He then returned home and commenced the practice of medicine and surgery. In 1872 he was made

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pathologist of the Cincinnati Hospital and in 1880 was appointed surgeon to that institution. The same year he was