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151 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Shashaguay, B.R. (I17637)
152 Before her marriage Suzanne lived with her father in a house located at St. Georges Street in Mauvezin, that her father had inherited from his father, Pierre Gariépuy, royal attorney. Gariépuy, Suzanne (I9582)
153 Before she married James Latrobe, Elizabeth Thornton was a widow with four children. She bore James Latrobe thirteen children of whom Benjamin Latrobe was the only one to survive. Family F402
154 Beirne Gordon may have been born in Huntsville, AL. Gordon, Beirne (I3252)
155 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Knisely, B.G.L. (I840)
156 Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Source (S337)
157 Benigna Antes died of smallpox at Bethlehem Boarding School. Antes, Benigna (I10005)
158 Benjamin and Elizabeth were first cousins. Family F6636
159 Benjamin and Maria were first cousins. They were married by Rev. Henry M. Mason. Family F4
160 Benjamin and Sarah were step-siblings. Family F5924
161 Benjamin and Susannah were 1st cousins. Family F2750
162 Benjamin Berry left the bulk of his estate to Mary his wife for life with remainder to his oldest son, Benjamin, parts of "Charles and Benjamin" he left to a grandson Thomas Long and his daughter Verlinda; to his son Jeremiah he left 900 acres of "Charles and Benjamin and 340 acres part of the Level," 70 acres to brother-in-law Captain Thomas Claggett; to Mary he gave Evans Range and to Baruch Williams 200 acres of the Level, his son Jeremiah to be of age at 18. John Willett, Sam Magruder, John Claggett and Thomas Hilleary to be overseers. Charles Beaven a neighbor was an attesting witness, 1719. Berry, Benjamin (I24395)
163 Benjamin Brown he was elected as a Senator from Missouri to the US Senate from 1863-1867. He was Governor of Missouri from 1871-1872. Brown, Benjamin Gratz (I800)
164 Benjamin Henry Harrison Butts enrolled 15 Oct 1836 as 2nd lieutenant of Capt. Lettlewood W. Peebles' company in the War for Texas independence. He served as a private 5 May - 3 Dec 1848 in Connor's company of Bell's Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers during the Mexican War. Butts, Benjamin Henry Harrison (I21691)
165 Benjamin Henry Latrobe designed a house for the Markoe family on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, PA. It was built about 1811. Markoe, John (I4379)
166 Benjamin Henry Latrobe proposed to Lydia Sellon in the true eighteenth century manner. The Reverend Dr. Sellon acquiesced at once, apparently with enthusiasm, but among the rest of the family there was much opposition. Years later in Richmond, Latrobe wrote out in 1797 a vivid account of the affair, with pungent character sketches of all members of the Sellon group. It was obvious that Mrs. Sellon was more worldly than her husband and had hoped for a wealthy marriage, but was eventually brought around to accept. One married daughter was violently opposed, the other favorable, and the sons were equally divided. Finally after various family meetings - at some of which Latrobe, to his great embarrassment, was forced to be present - the father won out and the marriage was at last approved.

Then came the question of a settlement. Lydia's father was generous; she had been his favorite daughter, and she was to be protected at all costs. Here he was adamant; the hostile children raged, without avail. On Lydia the Doctor settled a generous income during her lifetime, a small reversion to her husband, and a large reversion to her children after her death. It is ironic to find that after Lydia's death, when Latrobe (in 1795-6) and the children (in 1800) had come to America, all Latrobe's efforts to collect for his daughter and his son what was their due came to naught. The children's estate had been left in charge of their uncles, William and John Sellon, who never paid. Again and again, when Latrobe found himself faced with almost insoluble financial difficulties and his mind turned to this inheritance, he wrote to his brother Christian in London, urging him to seek a settlement. He suggested that Christian call on John Sellon (which Christian did), without result) and later that the whole matter be put in the hands of John Silvester, the Latrobes' counsel, for handling. In one of those letters, (May 7, 1804) Latrobe wrote:

"The conduct of the Sellons to me & my children, in not rendering an account of the money accumulating in their hands is unpardonable, and even dishonest, & the neglect of John Sellon in not returning your visit is ungentlemanly. William, I know, is no better than a bankrupt. If justice were done, he should pay, principal and interest, to my children of at least £20,000. But they will never get a penny."

Latrobe tried through his brother, Christian Ignatius, and with John Silvester, legal counsel to get the Sellons to pay - all to no avail. The efforts finally ended after some two decades with the bankruptcy of William Sellon.

After their marriage the couple lived in a house on Grafton Street. 
Family F1
167 Benjamin Henry Latrobe was the founder of the Latrobe family in America, and is considered the father of the American architectural profession. He was architect of the U.S. Capitol under Presidents Jefferson, Madison and Monroe. Other works include the Bank of Philadelphia and the Basilica of the Assumption, the nations first Roman Catholic Cathedral in Baltimore. The cathedral has been restored much in the way Benjamin Henry Latrobe originally designed it.

He also designed the Washington Navy Yard, Main Gate, which since 1973 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

He designed the nation's first steam-powered waterworks in Philadelphia, PA. He also was a fellow of the American Philosophical Society.

The Maryland Historical Society under the direction of Professor Edward C. Carter II, Editor, has completed The Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe which are comprised of the Virginia Journals 1795-1798, writings, watercolors, architectural and engineering drawings. The works took 25 years to complete and is comprised of ten volumes.

In Talbot Hamlin's Book, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, there is the following paragraph: The Latrobes were an exceptional family. At the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, in 1685, the family of Boneval de La Trobe was divided, brother against brother, one a Protestant and the other a Roman Catholic. The Protestant, Count John Henri, fled the country with his wife and went to Holland, where he joined the army of the Prince of Orange. An uncle of his, a Catholic, later became famous (or at least notorious) in his own right; a wanderer, an eccentric, bored with France, he journeyed to Constantinople, embraced Mohammedanism, was created a Pasha by the Sultan, and had a luxurious palace complete with a large harem on the Bosphorus. Casanova visited him there in 1741 and later left in his Memoires an extensive if somewhat scandalous account of the visit.
Nor was the life of the young Protestant count without adventure. He accompanied William III to England, then joined the Irish expedition, and was wounded at the Battle of the Boyne. Later he made Ireland his home and settled in Dublin, where he prospered.
Long afterward the architect, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, then in faraway America, remembered the legend and remarked in a letter to his elder brother, Christian, in England, "From the days of our old grand uncle Count Boneval, Pacha of Belgrade, we have been an eccentric breed."

In a letter dated 20 June 1817 from Benjamin Henry Latrobe to Samuel Hazlehurst, his second wife's brother, in Philadelphia, he writes, "I have a ....letter from my sister, Foster (Anna Louisa Eleanora). Two of her sons are married to two daughters of Sir William Bagshawe, a Yorkshire Baronet of very large fortune, proprietor among other dirty lands, of the Devil's Arse of Peak. It is singular that the estate upon which William and his wife are settled, should be called - Hazlehurst".
He was born in the schoolmaster's house and on the next day he was baptized in the school chapel.
He contracted yellow fever just as his son had in 1817 and died shortly afterward. He was buried in the Protestant Section of Saint Louis Cemetery in New Orleans, where a memorial plaque was placed by Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe III, John Henry Boneval Latrobe, Virginia Latrobe Ruebensaal and Ellen Latrobe Wilson in 1984. This is the same cemetery where his son had been buried in 1817. 
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry (I1)
168 Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Jr. was born in Philadelphia, PA and educated in Baltimore where he attended St. Mary's College and took high honors in mathematics in 1824. He and his brother, John H. B. Latrobe, both attended Georgetown College where they were the only Protestant students. He passed the bar and practiced law for a short time in Alloways Town, Salem Co., New Jersey and in Baltimore with his brother. His brother wrote that Ben detested the law and decided to take up engineering. John H. B. Latrobe is quoted as saying, "It was a swap between us. I had been educated as an engineer and became a lawyer, and he, educated as a lawyer, became an engineer. He started from the very bottom measuring broken stones for ballast for the B&O Railroad west of Ellicott's Mill for $1 a day, and when he retired he was at the top of the ladder at whose foot he stood in 1829."

He took up civil engineering and became one of the most eminent engineers in the country. He was Chief Engineer of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad for twenty two years. He designed the railroad from Harper's Ferry west to the Ohio River. In this project he had to solve many engineering problems involving heavy grades, long tunnels and capacity of the locomotive. His scheme was regarded as impossible, involving as it did, grades of 116 feet to the mile for permanent work and 500 feet per mile for temporary track across the Kingswood tunnel summit. All difficulties were finally overcome, and the road was opened to Wheeling in 1852. Latrobe was appointed President of the Pittsburgh-Connellsville Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

He designed the famous Thomas Viaduct near Relay, MD which was originally designed for 30 ton trains and to this day handles 300 ton trains. It was designed to cross the Patapsco River Valley between Relay and Elkridge. The construction for the viaduct began in 1 July 1833 and was completed on 4 July 1835. It was named for B&O President Philip E. Thomas. The viaduct was the first bridge built on a curving alignment and was 704 feet long and 26 feet wide. The roadway was 66 feet above water level and each of the eight arches spanned a little over 58 feet.

He was a consulting engineer for many enterprises including the Hoosac Tunnel in Massachusetts built between 1852 and 1873. On 24 August 1866 he was commissioned by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Consulting Engineer for the Troy and Greenfield Railroad and Hoosac Tunnel with a salary not to exceed $3000.

In 1869 he was a member of the Advisory Board to assess John A. Roebling's design for the Brooklyn Bridge.

Latrobe, Pennsylvania was named for Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Jr. by Oliver W. Barnes, who as owner of the first plan of lots in Latrobe exercised his prerogative of naming the town. Mr. Barnes and Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Jr. were classmates together, both becoming civil engineers in the profession of railroad building. Incidentally, the name is pronounced. 'Laytrobe' by the town people, and it was also where the first professional football game was played.

In a letter dated 2 October 1819 from Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Jr. to John H. B. Latrobe, he writes, "As mama will not let me use my gun, I have got a very good crossbow, one of the carpenters at the cathedral made me the stock, and I got a blacksmith to make me a steel bow. I have as yet done little execution with it, having only killed two birds, one of which John McDowell, or as Mr. Grunwell calls him, "Snake", killed. He goes on to say, "that I am sure papa will be displeased, in the Cathedral, that they have made the rosette of the Great Dome of plaster instead of burnt clay".

In a letter dated 12 August 1861 from Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Jr. to his wife, Ellen, he described a trip on the Northern Central Railroad of Maryland with Pennsylvania troops protecting every bridge and a military camp at York, Pennsylvania.

According to the The Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, Vol. I, he was named Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe in the Genealogy shown. Benjamin Henry Latrobe Jr. and his wife, Maria Eleanor Hazlehurst, are buried at Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, but their markers are so badly eroded as to be almost unrecognizable.

In the 1850 census he is listed as aged 44 and his wife 43. In the 1870 census he is listed as being aged 66 and his wife 63 with his estate valued at $50,000. 
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry Jr. (I2)
169 Benjamin Hoomes was a justice of King and Queen Co., VA. He entered service as ensign in the 2nd Virginia Regiment, 29 Sep 1775. He became 2nd lieutenant, 10 May 1776, and 1st lieutenant, 28 Jun 1776. He became captain, 24 Apr 1778, was wounded at the battle of Monmouth, and retired from service 14 Sep 1778. Hoomes, Capt. Benjamin Jr. (I16215)
170 Benjamin Howard was a Congressman from Kentucky, the first governor of Missouri Territory and a brigadier general in the War of 1812.

Howard was born in Lexington, Kentucky (then part of Virginia) and graduated in 1797 from William and Mary College. He was elected to the Kentucky General Assembly in 1800. He served in the 10th and 11th Congresses from Kentucky from 1807 until 10 Apr 1810, when on 17 Apr 1810, James Madison appointed him Governor of Louisiana Territory (the Louisiana Purchase district north of modern-day Louisiana) which was renamed Missouri Territory in June 1812.

He resigned his post during the War of 1812 to become brigadier general of the Eighth Military Department. During the conflict he and Nathan Boone (Daniel Boone's youngest son) attacked Sac and Fox positions in Illinois and established Fort Clark by Peoria, Illinois.

He fell ill on the way back and died in St. Louis, Missouri. He was buried in the Old Grace Church Graveyard in downtown St. Louis and then reinterred in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Benjamin Howard is the namesake of Howard County, Missouri. 
Howard, Gov. Benjamin (I537)
171 Benjamin La Trobe was consecrated a Bishop of the Moravian Church in 1896. La Trobe, Bishop Benjamin (I1062)
172 Benjamin Pendleton Robinson served as private in Company E, 46th Virginia Infantry, and in the 1st and 2nd Regiments of Wise's Brigade, C.S.A. Robinson, Benjamin Pendleton (I20810)
173 Benjamin Plunkett and Eliza Cone had 8 children. Family F4355
174 Benjamin Tolson and Sarah Eareckson had no children. Family F2877
175 Benjamin was an attorney in Prince Edward Co., VA in 1773, and a clerk of the Prince Edward Committee of Safety in June and Nov 1775. He entered the 4th Virginia Regiment as a sergeant, Apr 1776; was regimental paymaster from 3 Aug 1777 to Jun 1779; was commissioned 2nd lieutenant, 3 Mar 1780; tranferred to the 2nd Virginia Regiment, 12 Feb 1781; and became captain by the end of the war. Lawson, Capt. Benjamin II (I7970)
176 Benjamin was his twin. Chew, Joseph (I13630)
177 Benjamin was recommended for appointment as a justice of Amelia Co., VA, 27 Feb 1777, and was captain of a company in the first battalion of Amelia County militia until Jan 1778. Ward, Benjamin (I18105)
178 Benjamin West was an artist and president of the Royal Academy of the Fine Arts. He is sometimes referred to as the "Quaker Artist," although he was not a member. West, Benjamin (I23003)
179 Bennett was his twin. Chew, Philemon Lloyd (I13471)
180 Benoni Lipscomb enlisted on 1 Jan 1776 for 3 years in the company of Capt. James Grey in the 15th Virginia Regiment and served in the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, and Stony Point until discharged late in 1779. At age 54 he joined a volunteer company for home defense at the outbreak of the War of 1812. Lipscomb, Benoni (I20276)
181 Beriah Magoffin was the 21st Governor of Kentucky from 1859 to 1862. Magoffin, Gov. Beriah Jr. (I19189)
182 Beriah was a Confederate soldier who was taken prisoner and escaped to Canada where he attended the University of Toronto. He served one term in the Minnesota legislature in 1876. Magoffin, Beriah III (I19188)
183 Bernard Gilpin and Dorothy Ayrey had 11 children. Their sons were William, Martin, Samuel, Arthur, Ranulph, Alan, and Thomas. Family F8751
184 Bernard Gilpin was an Oxford theologian and an influential clergyman in the emerging Church of England spanning the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Jane, Mary and Elizabeth I. He was known as the 'Apostle of the North', for his work in the wilds of northern England. Gilpin, Bernard (I22894)
185 Bernard-Jérémie Latrobe received a higher level of education as in 1610 he was an "escholier", a law student at the University. In October 1618 he was a graduate "docteur es droit", Doctor of Law. Unfortunately he died several years afterward. Latrobe, Bernard-Jérémye (I4017)
186 Bernarde died in infancy. Latrobe, Bernarde (I9494)
187 Bertram Henry Leatham was a Major in the Yorkshire Regiment and died in action during WWI. He was awarded the D.S.O. Leatham, Major Bertram Henry (I1476)
188 Bertram Turner and Rosina Campbell immigrated to the USA, 15 Jun 1915, with their 2 children. Family F3600
189 Bertrand was captain of militia by 1748, took the oaths as a military officer, 27 Aug 1753 and 26 Apr 1756, and was colonel in command of the Prince William County troops who marched to Winchester in May 1756. Ewell, Col. Bertrand (I16186)
190 Beside the children listed below, there were eight other children whose descendants were governors of Waterford Prison. Latrobe, Ann (I43)
191 Between 1553 and 1560 he was a farmer in Monbéqui. The information from the
archives also show that Pierre Latrobe Garguy bought pieces of land several times, which further indicates that he was a merchant or farmer. Between 1560 and 1586 he was a merchant in Mas-Granier.

Pierre Latrobe (Garguy), which in Occitan language could mean he was quarrelsome (but this is not certain, just possible!), was the oldest among four sons, as derived from #35 (1553). The question is who was their father.

According to #48 (1562) and #49a (1566), Pierre Latrobe Garguy was the oldest among several Pierre Latrobes living at that time in Monbéqui with whom he could be confused. Two other Pierre Latrobes were living in Monbéqui around 1561-1562: his younger brother, Pierre Latrobe Mecio (or Meno or more probably Mero) and another Pierre Latrobe whom we have assumed to be his half-brother. Moreover in 1562 Pierre Latrobe Garguy had several children as mentioned in #48 by the words " présent pour luy et pour ses hoirs successeurs" (present for himself and for his successor heirs).

From #75e (1586) recently uncovered which relates to a compromise between some among his heirs (this document is not a will and therefore it does not list all heirs involved), we can say, that Pierre Latrobe Garguy was still alive around 1585. But this new archive document raises a problem: Pierre and Guilhalme Sempnoa are said to be nephew and niece of Pierre Latrobe (Garguy), and co-heirs to him together with his widow, Géraude Sempnoa. That means that undoubtedly Pierre and Guilhalme Sempnoa are the children of a Pierre Latrobe (Garguy)'s sister who had married a Sempnoa, most probably a Géraude's brother. And, when seeing the choice of Christian names, Pierre and Guilhalme, we are lead to suspect the younger sister of Pierre (Garguy) who is precisely named Guilhalme, although she already had been married twice, before 1553 to Jean Faure and about 1556 to Pierre Bujes.

Now another fact happens: two citations from the Protestants records of Mas-Granier, #56 and #69, deal with a Guilhalmette Latrobe who was godmother at a christening in 1578 and who married Jehan La Man in 1582. Certainly Guilhalmette is a diminutive intended to make a difference with Guilhalme Latrobe, the sister of Pierre Latrobe (Garguy), which means that both are not far away from each other.

From that we have investigated about Pierre Latrobe (Garguy) in order to examine whether he could be Guilhalmette's father. And we observed several facts about him:
- from 1553 until 1560, he appears ten times in notarial deeds prepared by his second cousin, Jehan Latrobe, royal notary of Montbartier, some times as buyer of a piece of land or of a house, most often as witness of purchase deeds;
- then in #46a (1561), #48 (1562) and #49a (1566), he seems to be involved in strong business matters in front of other notaries, Me Thoelle notary of Bourret and Me Boneval notary of Verdun, both on the other bank of the Garonne River on either side of the village of Mas-Granier;
- at last, in #48 (1562), for the first time "his successor heirs" are mentioned, which lets us think that he was married shortly before.

From these observations, we have concluded:
- that Pierre Latrobe (Garguy) had good relationships with his second cousin, Jehan Latrobe, notary of Montbartier, and most probably he was a Protestant like him, which might explain his interest in Mas-Granier which was locally the major place were the Protestant christenings and marriages were celebrated;
- that Pierre Latrobe (Garguy) was a kind of businessman, what they called "merchant" in those early days, rather than a farmer like most family members: this fits quite well with #69 (1682) saying that Guilhalmette's father was a merchant, ... and also with the meaning of his nickname;
- at last, that Pierre Latrobe (Garguy) married Géraude Sempnoa about 1561 (while his young sister, Guilhalme Latrobe, was married for the third time with Géraude's brother) and had a first child, Guilhalmette, early 1562.

We have assumed that two other Latrobe girls, Astruge cited in #113 (1602) as godmother in a Protestant christening of Mas-Granier, and Esclarmonde cited in #173 (1611) a notarial deed of Me Motet in Bourret, are also daughters of Pierre Latrobe Garguy.

As a conclusion, certainly Pierre Latrobe Garguy was an interesting personality with a strong character. 
Latrobe, Pierre (I8765)
192 Between 1620 and 1645 he was a miller in Mauvezin. He signed a will on 22 September 1630 in Mauvezin, in the house of Jean Verdou and retained by Me. Dalbenque, notary of Mauvezin. Latrobe, Jean (I5588)
193 Beverley Kennon was appointed a midshipman in the U.S. navy 19 jul 1809, becoming captain on 9 Feb 1837. He was Chief of the Bureau of Construction Equipment and Repair from 7 Mar 1843 until his death during an accident aboard the U.S.S. Princeton. He also served on board the U.S.S. Essex, Congress, St. Mary's, Columbus, United States, Vandalia, and Macedonian. On 28 February 1844, the Princeton departed Alexandria, VA on a pleasure and trial trip down the Potomac with President John Tyler, his Cabinet and approximately two hundred guests on board. Upon the final firing of Capt. Stockton's Peacemaker, the defective gun at last burst, instantly killing Secretary Upshur; Secretary Gilmer; Capt. Beverly Kennon; Virgil Maxcy of Maryland, Chargé d'Affaires to Belgium, 1837?42; David Gardiner of New York, the father of Julia Gardiner who later married President Tyler; and the President's valet, a black slave named Armistead. It also injured about 20 people, including Capt. Stockton. When Julia Gardiner, who was aboard, found out her father had died in the explosion she fainted into President Tyler's arms. Kennon, Capt. Beverley (I16273)
194 Beverley moved to New Orleans in 1797 and was partner in the firm of Relf and Chew which carried on a mercantile trade until the War of 1812 forced them into bankruptcy. After serving as a sergeant in Capt. Beale's company of Riflemen in the Louisiana militia during the war, he was a collector of the Port of New Orleans, 1817-29. He was president of the Branch Bank of the United States in 1804 and again in 1830. He was one of the organizers of the New Orleans Canal and Banking Company in 1832, serving as its cashier until 1844, and was president of the New Orleans Savings Bank. He was at one time postmaster of New Orleans and vice consul of Russia. Chew, Beverley (I16958)
195 Beverley served as a midshipman and lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 22 Aug 1846 until 23 Apr 1861 when he resigned to join the Confederate States navy as a lieutenant. He resigned in Dec 1861 but continued serving 6 months without rank or pay. He commanded the Louisiana State steamer "Governor Moore" in 1862 where he was in engagements with Federal vessels at the passes of Fort Jackson and St. Philip. He was taken prisoner at Fort Warren from 24 Apr - 31 Jul 1862. He was captured at the Appomattox Court house, 9 Apr 1865, being paroled 18 May 1865. He later served as a colonel in the army of the Khedive of Egypt. Kennon, Beverley Jr. (I16322)
196 Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, Recensement canadien de 1881, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Bibliothèque et Archives Canada Source (S256)
197 Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, Recensement canadien de 1916 pour les provinces du Manitoba, de la Saskatchewan et de l’Alberta, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Bibliothèque et Archives Canada Source (S258)
198 Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, Soldats de la Première Guerre Mondiale (1914-1918), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Bibliothèque et Archives Canada Source (S285)
199 BIOGRAPHY: He was knighted at Newmarket, 24 Nov 1618, during the birthday celebration of the Prince of Wales, and was one of sixty "gentlemen" subscribers and share-holders under the Second Charter of the Virginia Company, 23 May 1609.

BIOGRAPHY: He was designated Deputy-Governor, 1616, when Sir Thomas Dale, appointed Governor, 1614, returned to England. He was appointed to replace Samuel Argall and officially confirmed Governor and Captain-General of Virginia, 18 Nov 1618. He was knighted six days later. He was the leader at the first representative legislative Assembly to meet on American soil, which met at the church in Jamestown, 30 Jul 1619.

BIOGRAPHY: By 1619, the Virginia Company of London had granted Sir George Yeardley a 1,000 acre tract 25 miles upriver from Jamestown. At that point of land, previously cleared by American Indians, Yeardley established a plantation and named it Flowerdew Hundred in honor of his wife's family. The settlement at Flowerdew Hundred was organized for the production and exportation of tobacco.

BIOGRAPHY: An Indian uprising in March 1622 devastated most of the English settlements in the tidewater area; however, Flowerdew Hundred was well defended and only six people were recorded killed. By 1624, this thriving plantation supported a population of sixty people who raised livestock and produced corn and a yearly tobacco crop of about 10,000 pounds. As the threat of Indian attack lessened, people moved away from the river and settled inland.

BIOGRAPHY: Increased political and economic stability encouraged a greater diversity in housing. No longer was the single-room wattle and daub dwelling dominant. Following the sale of the plantation in 1624 to Abraham Peirsey, ranked the second wealthiest man in Virginia, the merchant-planter constructed a hall and parlor house, the earliest example of permanent architecture in the English colonies. By 1673, the original Flowerdew Hundred tract was divided into two separate properties.

Yeardley, George (I8989)
200 Birth Certificate, Allegan County, Vol 4 Page 202 #659 gives name as Cornelius. Family called him "Neal". Van Leeuwen, Cornelius (I17503)

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