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July 1860. Gravestone of John METCALF in Fredericksburg, VA.

^ John Metcalfe died in July, 1860 and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery. There is no stone

over his grave but records show that he was interred there. He was the first

notary public to qualify in the Hustings Court. He was appointed by Governor

^ James Barbour, and on the 12th day of November, 1812, came into court and

produced his commission as a notary public “where upon the said John Metcalfe

took the oath of fidelity to the Commonwealth, the that he will without favor or

partiality, honestly intelligently and faithfully discharge the duties of a

notary public.”

Seven little babies of John and Catherine Metcalfe sleep in the Masonic

Cemetery, 1814-1826. In 1839, occurred the death in far away Africa of their

daughter that much loved pioneer in the mission field, Susan Metcalfe Savage.

^ In 1840, another daughter is taken to “meet her God”. Three years later the

heart broken wife and mother goes to her reward.

Fourteen years later and on March 19, 1857, the husband and father full of years

of responsibilities – but with such a measure of Christian faith and resignation

as enabled him to cheerfully carry his cross – laid down his life. Newspapers

of that day have enthusiastic tributes to the worth of Mr. Metcalfe. An

editorial in the Virginia Herald, entitled “A Good Citizen Gone” says---his was

the heart ready to feel for others sorrows and his was the hand ready to relieve

want. In his every relation of life he commanded the respect and esteem of all.

He was an active member of the Vestry of Saint George’s Church and an efficient

officer in the Farmers Bank of Virginia, with which he had been connected since

the day of its charter in 1812. The officers of the bank attended his funeral

in a body”, at the request of “A Goodwin” Cashier. Mr. Metcalfe was also a

member of the Young Men’s Christian Association.

He owned and occupied for many years the house on Princess Anne Street, which

has also been for years the residence of Mrs. Carrie Willis and her family. The

room on the west side which John Metcalfe used for his office is still here, but

the big brick chimney equipped with that ingenious secret depository where

valuable papers could be safely housed has now disappeared and its space used

for more practical purposes.

Mrs. P.V. Daniel, one of the old residents of Fredericksburg gave the following

information: “The old bank mentioned above, Farmers Bank of Virginia, was

located between Commerce and Amelia Streets, and where the old Opera House was,

and the site is now occupied by the Wakefield Apartment House.” Mrs. Daniel,

said there was a very old lady a Miss Herndon, who used to visit here in

Fredericksburg, she formerly lived here, told Mrs. Daniel that when she was a

girl she often attended entertainments given at Mrs. Daniel’s home, and that she

could get off who were working in this old Farmers Bank of Virginia. She said

they would walk through the woods to Mr. and Mrs. P.V. Daniel’s home located on

the corner of Fauquier and Charles Streets. His wife:

Sacred to the memory of

Catherine Metcalfe,

who was Catherine Johnson, born in

Louisa County and died in Fredericksburg,

11th, August 1843.

Aged 56 years.

“For her to live was Christ, and to die was gain.”

30 Dec 1845. Marriage bond, Loudoun Co., VA. MIDCALF, Aaron & Elizabeth KEYES, dau. of Alexander KEYES. Julia Ann RULKY attests groom’s age. Married 8 Jan 1846, at house of bride’s father, Leesburg. Adie. [Aldie]. Shel. [Shelburn Parish]. (Marriages of Loudoun Co., Virginia, 1757-1853, by Wertz, Mary Alice, Genealogical Publishing Co., 2002, p. 102.),

1 May 1855. Christopher METCALFE, Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311. Land Office Surveys, 1-51, (reels 191-240), A-Z (reels 241-264), and A, No. 2-P, No. 2 (reels 265-280). Fauquier County. 4 1/4 acres north of Piny Branch, adjoining land of G. W. F. Smith &c. Northern Neck Grants F, No. 2, 1847-1859, p. 556 (Reel 311). Recorded survey available. Land Office Surveys D, No. 2, p. 486-487 (reel 268). Library of Virginia Archives.

Additional Notes:

Chesapeake, VA Public Library, File Drawer 5, File 91:

Indentured Agreement Between Anthony and Mary Metcalf With Caster B. Poindexter

^ JONES/WORSHAM NOTES from Pritchett Website:

Note: In Virginia genealogy the unusual given name "Mackerness" or "Mackness" is a tracer for descendants of John Goode (1632-1709) and his first wife Martha Mackerness. This leads to speculation that John [Worsham] married a daughter of John's son Samuel Goode I (ca. 1660-1735), perhaps one of the three daughters (Margaret, Frances, and Martha) apparently unmarried at the time of Samuel's death. Another possibility is that he married a daughter of Samuel Goode II (ca. 1710-1797), perhaps as a second wife. There is no other evidence supporting either of these iddeas.

4.3. Peter4B Rowlett: Child of William3 Rowlett and Frances Worsham; born perhaps around 1711; inherited land on Beaver Pond Branch in Amelia County (then Prince George County) from his father in 1735; appears on the 1737 tithable list for Amelia County; moved to Lunenburg County betwen 1747 and 1750; married probably Elizabeth Jones; made his will 11 Jan 1754 and died before 7 May 1754.

^ Known children of Peter4B Rowlett:

William5G Rowlett, died 1817 in Halifax County VA

Philip5G Rowlett, moved to Hart County KY

John5G Rowlett, died 1813 in Lunenburg County VA

Notes: In his will, Peter4B makes bequests to his wife Elizabeth and to his "five children," but among the children only the three sons are named. His wife's maiden name is believed to be Jones, since Philip Jones witnessed the will and Philip is a given name previously unknown in the family. Pritchett believes one of the daughters was the Frances Rowlett living in Prince Edward County in 1762.[John Metcalfe of Middlesex Co. sued Philip Jones}

Frances4B Rowlett: Probable child of William3 Rowlett and Frances Worsham; born perhaps around 1717; apparently married, perhaps around 1737, John Pride, Jr., who had received 220 acres on Swift Creek in 1733; moved with him to Amelia County by 1746; mentioned in her husband's 1773 will and lived at least until 1785.

^ Peachey, Samuel. 12 Dec., 1748 - 5 Nov., 1750. Grandfather Peachey's will. Sons Samuel

and William; son Thomas Griffin, son Leroy; daugher Eustace; John Eustace and his wife my

said daughter; children Winny Griffin Peachey, Samuel, Thomas Griffin, Leroy, Anne; younger

sons to be kept at home under the tuition of Mr. Minzies; daughters Flood and Eustace, daughter

Phebe; friend Col. Leroy Griffin and son William executors.

From a family website:

^ 1. Jeremiah DAVIS (b.1794-North Carolina or Virginia,USA d.1882-Hardin Co.,Illinois,USA)

sp: Nancy (MADCAP?) BRIDGEMAN (b.1796 or 1805-North Carolina or Virginia,USA d.Illinois,USA)

No proof given by this website.

[William Crosthwait of Orange Co.; 11 Mar 1747/48-12 Aug 1748; 353 acres on fork of Rapphannock on ye Lost Mt.; adj. Jacob Medley, ye honble Jno Grymes, John Terrell, William Phillips, John Barnet. CC-Jacob Medly & Timothy Crosithwait. Surv. George Hume. An unsigned note requesting wart. For Abell GIBSON.- n.d. Culpepper Co. Abstracts of Warrants and Surveys, Vol. III, by Peggy Shomo Joyner, p. 49]

Husband: William Crosthwait

Born: ABT 1686 at: Kenswick, England

Married: ABT 1729 at: ,New Jersey

Died: 22 SEP 1743 at: Orange Co., Virginia

Other Spouses: Elsa Richardson Hannah Chew

Wife: Sarah Metcalf

Born: ABT 1705


Name: Jacob Crosthwait

Born: 12 MAY 1730 at: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Married: 11 OCT 1764 at: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Spouses: Mary Brockman

Name: Sarah Crosthwait

Born: ABT 1731 at: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Spouses: John Thomson

Name: Elizabeth Crosthwait

Born: ABT 1733 at: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Spouses: Jacob Medley

[I have not yet found documentation for the marriage of William Crosthwait and Sarah Metcalf. He moved from PA to Orange Co., Virginia about 1732.]

[A Jacob Crosthwait, in Colonel Byrd's regiment, 1758 in the French and Indian War from Orange Co., VA. The records in the Land Office at Richmond show that the following Orange people received bounty land for service in these wars. Their names are also listed in Crozier's " Virginia Colonial Militia: " Jacob Crosthwait, Francis Gibbs, William Smith, William Brock, William Rogers, Richard Bullard, James Gaines, Michael Rice, John Lamb, Richard Lamb, William Cave, James Riddle, Thomas Morris, John Furnace, David Thompson, Isaac Crosthwait, William Vaughan, Ambrose Powell, Littleberry Lane, Henry Shackleford, Patrick Fisher, Charles Watts, Simon Powell, David Watts. Then Oct 1782 the Orange Co. cenus shows Jacob with 12 whites and 4 blacks in his household.]

[Isaac Crosthwait was born circa 1726 in Orange County, Virginia, the son of Sarah and William Crosthwait. William Crosthwait probably came from County Cumberland, England, to Philadelphia, before migrating to Virginia. There he purchased 100 acres of land by 1732 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. In 1734 the western portion of Spotsylvania County was organized into Orange County, Virginia. William eventually owned over an estimated 1,800 acres at the time of his death on 22 September 1743. Two acres of the Crosthwait lands were acquired to build a Court House for Orange County.
   Both Isaac and his brother, Jacob, were soldiers during the French and Indian War (1756-1763). Isaac was in Captain Hogg's Rangers and Jacob was in Colonel William Byrd's Regiment. Both military units were under the command of Colonel George Washington during the campaign to capture Fort Duquesne in 1758. Isaac Crosthwait received bounty land (F.L.B.W. 2390) in 1779 for participating in this Colonial War. When Isaac received his bounty land on 28 October 1779, he signed a Reverse Order #153 recorded in Orange County, Virginia, on the same day to Elijah Craig.
   Isaac Crosthwait made his first purchase of approximately 100 acres of land on 23 June 1763 in Orange County, Virginia. At this time, Isaac married Elizabeth Rippetoe, daughter of Elizabeth and John Rippetoe. John Rippetoe of Albemarle County, Virginia, gave 23 acres of land on top of Piny Mountain to his son-in-law,. Isaac Crosthwait, and Elizabeth, his daughter, on 13 June 1776. Later Isaac Crosthwait purchased some 220 acres of land in Albemarle County, Virginia, from his father-in-law, John Rippetoe.
   When the Revolutionary War started in 1776, Isaac Crosthwait was over 50 years old, so he continued farming in Orange County, Virginia. He did provide Patriotic Service by supplying the Virginia Militia with 150 pounds of Beef .
   Isaac and Elizabeth had nine children from 1764 to 1808. These children included Sarah, Thomas, Patsy, John, Molly, Elizabeth, Frances, Nancy and William. Their son, Thomas, served in the 1st Virginia State Regiment. Sarah Crosthwait, their daughter, married a Revolutionary soldier, James Greening, who served in the Virginia Militia.
   After the Revolutionary War, Isaac and Elizabeth Crosthwait, sold their lands in Virginia and moved to Clark County, Kentucky, by 1795. In 1800 Isaac Crosthwait was listed as a taxpayer in Clark County, Kentucky.
   On 11 December 1810, Isaac Crosthwait made his last Will and Testament. At a Court held 28 January 1811 in Clark County, Kentucky, his Will was proven. Isaac's financial status had improved considerably through the years as the inventory of his estate in 1811 showed 794.18 pounds, household furniture, 7 slaves, cattle, horses, a wagon and farming tools. All of his estate was left to his wife, Elizabeth, then upon her death, it was Isaac's desire that his estate be equally divided among his surviving children.
   After my Crosthwait family came to Boone County, Missouri, in the 1820's, they decided to simplify the spelling of their surname to Crosswhite. on Sept 28, 2006 ]

[Related family?: Item details: J 68/502

Pedigree: Medcalf, Rich. (d.1866) Suit: Medcalf v. Crosthwaite.

Pedigree: Medcalf, Rich. (d.1866) Suit: Medcalf v. Crosthwaite

Access conditions Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years

Closure status Open Document, Open Description

Held by The National Archives, Kew. National Archives of the United Kingdom.]

[The earliest record of the "possible immigrant ancestor" for the Kentucky Crosthwaites, is William, who came to Pennsylvania in 1706 [one source] and reportedly set up the Philadelphia Library with Benjamin Franklin [Source: Pennsylvania Magazine, Vol. 23, p. 107]. This may or may not be the William who went to Virginia about 1733, and died there 9 October 1743. An early (8 Aug. 1733) land transaction in Spotsylvania County, Virginia mentions "William Crosthwait, late of the province of Pensilvania, but now of the parish, county, " aforesaid, i.e., St. Mark's Parish. By 1738 he is listed in Orange County, Virginia.

In "The First Settlers of Orange County, Virginia" by Ulysses P. Joyner, Jr. Gateway Press, Inc. 1987, page 114 and 115 refers to William Crostwait as owning an ordinary [Orange Co. Order Book 3, p. 62] on land originally purchased from Thomas Jackson. Various deed transactions are listed in Spotsylvania County Records:

^ Virginia County Records, Spotsylvania County by Crozier, Page # Book and Page # Comments and/or ActionCroz. Original:

126 Deed Bk B Thomas Jackson and Margaret, his wife, of St. Mark's Aug 8, 1733 Par., Spts. Co, to "William Crosthwait, late of the province of Pensilvania,but now of the parish, county," etc., aforsd. l 50 curr., 100 a. whereon sd. Crosthwait now lives etc., part of a pat. granted Colo. James Taylor in Spts.Co. July 21, 1722, and made over to sd. Jackson by sd. Taylor as by deeds July 6, 1725. John Red, Henry Downs, John X Scelton. Augt 7, 1733.

145 Deed Book C Anthony X Golston of Spts. Co. to William Crosthwait

April 25, 1738 of Orange Co. Lbs. 8 curr. 115 a. in Spts. Co. Richard

Pickering, James Rallings, Adam Gordon. July 5, 1738.

225 Deed Book F Wm. Croswert and Mille his wife of Culpepper Co.

Octr. 22 to Paul MacClarna of St. George Parish : Wit. John

Johnes, Alxr Wright, Chas. Harrison. Dec 7, 1761.

The Orange County court met for the first time at the home of Timothy Crosthwait in November 1749, and until the new courthouse was built. Timothy was the custodian of the courthouse as well as the local "bar tender." According to Joyner a business area built up around the courthouse as there were livery stables and other businesses supplying the needs of the local attorneys and litigants. Names of early jury and grand jury members include other Central Kentucky surnames such as:

^ Porter, Browning, Stodgill, Phillips, Richeson, Head, Conner, Bkomer, Bohannon, Bledsoe, and Cave.

Timothy Crosthwait's will was dated 15 June 1756, and appears on page 229 of Orange County Will Book 2. The abstract reads:

To my brother William Crosthwait all and hail my lands lying in Culpeper County as also one tract in Spotsylvania County containing 150 acres.

To Abraham Crosthwait my brother one tract in Orange County containing 100 acres joining Messrs. Alexr. Waugh, Erasmus Taylor, et.

^ To my brothers Isaac and Jacob Crosthwait equally one half of my moveable estate after paying my debts.

To my sister Sarah spouse to John Thomson three eights parts of my moveable estate.

The remainder one eighth part to my sister Elizabeth spouse to Jacob Medley.

My Negro wench Phillis to be sold and reconed as part of my moveable estate.

^ My brother William and Abram be my executors as also Peter Rucker and Mr. Erasmus Taylor to be likewise my executors.

Timothy had inherited all his father's land, but since he was not married, he willed it to his sister and brothers, when he died in 1756. Timothy willed to his brother, William, "all the land in Culpepper County and one tract of 150 acres in Spotsylvania County."

The William Crosthwaite who appears on the 1782 Tax List of Albemarle County, Virginia with one white male above 21 years old, 3 slaves, 8 cattle, and one horse is the progenitor of the Harrison County, Kentucky line - but which branch of the family he belonged to is definitely not clear. No one has thoroughly proved who his father was.

James William Henry Crosthwaite, also known by shortened versions of this name, paid two pounds four shillings for his land in Albemarle County where he moved sometime before April 21, 1779 when he, along with his father-in-law Henry Shelton, signed "A Declaration of Independence" in that county. For this document he signed as, James William Crossthwait.

This William Crosthwaite died in 1786, leaving several young children. His wife, Ann, then married Jacob Power and the two went to Harrison County, Kentucky with her sons, Shelton, Thomas, William, and Perry and her daughter Ann. The settlement of Wm. Crosthwaite's estate did not go smoothly as a suit against George Divers, adminstrator attests. The suit recorded in Albemarle Co., VA Order Book for March 1798 reads:

Jacob Powers and Ann his wife relict of William Crosthwait deceased Shelton Crosthwait heir at law of the said William deceased Thomas Crosthwait William Crosthwait Perry Crosthwait and Ann Bourn Crosthwait children of the said William Crosthwait deceased by Shelton Crosthwait their Guardian - Plaintiffs against George Divers administrator of William Crosthwait , dec'd. - Defendant.

^ When Ann Shelton Crosthwait married Jacob Powers her father Henry wrote a consent which is recorded as September 13th, 1787:

Sir you'll please to grant Jacob Powers and My daughter Ann Crosthwait a Licence to be Married assured of my free Consent.

Henry Shelton


Wm. Jarman

Robt Davis on Sept. 28, 2006.]


Metcalf, Elizabeth 1774

Metcalf, John 1751

Metcalf, John Jr. 1744

Metcalf, Mark 1796

Metcalf, Tabitha 1790

Metcalf, Thomas 1771

Metcalfe, Isaac 1689

Some Virginia Rev. Veterans and their Heirs, by William H. Dumont, Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 2, p. 28, 1958. Continued from V.1, p. 156. John ELLIOTT, private, Cont. Line; p. 175, 1836. Only heirs: Cassey MIDCAP; Mahala WISE; Henry RILEY; Sally LEWIS; Betsy BONWELL; and John B. and Sally WARRINGTON.

Dinwiddie Co. VA Data 1752-1865: Surveyor's Platt Book 1755-1865: 17 Apr 1751, James Roper of Brunswick Co. 44 ac. on north side of Nottoway R. adj. Ludwell Jones & Joshua Wynn.

Add to the appropriate area: 1735-The Beckwith Mill and a 2 acre surround, as well as 11 adjoining acres and 2 other acres, is sold by Marmaduke Beckwith to Landon Carter. Conveyance includes 2 a. adjoining the Mill on Pantico Run and the land of Edward Mozingo (the 2 acre surround set aside in the 1723 indentures above between Beckwith and Edward and John Mozingo). It also includes 2 a. lying in Westmoreland Co. on the other side of the Mill dam joining land of Landon Carter, and then 11 a. in Lunenburg Parish [sic: Richmond Co.] above the Mill house which Beckwith bought of Samuel Bayley on Feb 1 1718. (Richmond Co., DB 10, pp. 116-117).

Apr. 2, 1684. Old Rappahannock Co., VA. John CHEEKE and others were impressed by Col. John STONE to bring down lumber and corn belonging to the Rappahannock Indians from their fort to the riverside. John CHEEKE sought compensation for 9 days service. Others included: Richard STOAKES and his horse, John SMITH, Francis BROWN, John WILLIAMS, Robert GAINES, Edward MOSELEY, Robert MILLS, Thomas CROW, John WEST, Walter JONES, Francis STAFFORD, Thomas MUNDAY, John MEADOR, John FRANKLIN who used Maj. Henry SMITH's horse, John EVANS, Vincent PASS [VASS], John CLARK [mentioned in William Metcalfe’s will of 1655], John FARGISON, Thomas DAY, John WATERS [land of Gilbert Metcalfe next to him in 1687 in the hands of Metcalfe’s cousin Thomas Palliser], John PRICE, David ROOME, George BINCE, Maj. FISHER, Robert PAYNE, Daniel BROWN, Abraham BROWN, Morris ROBERTS, Richard TAYLER. (Court Orders 1683/5, p.209; see also Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, "Virginia's Colonial Soldiers," Gen. Pub. Co., 1988.)

[John Waters is mentioned in the 1683-1686 Rappahannock Record Book on a list of men who gave service to the county. John Waters and his horse gave nine days service. William & Mary Quarterly states that John Waters d. 1711 and m. Katherine ___ who next married Edward Price. He was on the 1704 Essex Co. rent roll.

“I John Waters, do intend God willing, for England in the Richard & Mary, Capt. Daniel Bradley, Commander.” 10 July 1692. Essex Co. deeds 1692.]

Can anyone tell me more about PRISCILLA SHIPPEY and PHEBE SHIPPEY who were the proven daughter's of a RICHARD SHIPPEY in a 1717 indenture in Richmond Co., VA? Phebe was the wife of JOHN TURNER (d.1742) and Priscilla was married to Henry METCALFE. I am wondering if Priscilla may have married EDWARD TURNER (d.1738,likely brother of John Turner above, and had a wife Priscilla) as a second husband. Pam

[Research and documentation is needed to show if Philemon Waters of Prince Wm. Co., VA was a descendant of John Waters. Philemon Water’s mother is said to have been Mary Ludwell. A Margaret Ludwell, recipient of financial assistance in Truro Parish is found with that name in close proximity. Was she Margaret Heriford, then Ludwell? A Mary Ludwell is found once in the same record. One of the first Prince William Co. courthouses was built on the land of Philemon Waters.]

[Research Bernard Fleming and sons?: Ludwell C.; Samuel; William of King & Queen Co., found in Virginia Colonial Abstracts, by Bevery Fleet.]

Find a place to put this:

^ JOHN A. METCALFE, one of the representative and leading men of the legal profession of Cherokee, Iowa, was born in Clark County, Kentucky, on April 19, 1853, and was the second child and oldest son of a family of seven. Thomas Metcalfe, his father, was born in the same county, in 1799, and died in 1873; he was a butcher and storekeeper most of his life, living on the farm during the last fifteen years of his life. the Metcalfe family are of English origin and came to Virginia in an early day from Berkshire, England. The father of our subject was the oldest son of John Metcalfe, the grandfather of our subject, and came to Kentucky, from Fauquier County, Virginia, in early youth, with five brothers and a widowed mother. He was a brother to Thomas Metcalfe, the stonemason, who became a political orator in 1809, and fought under General Harrison at Fort Meigs and the battle of Tippecanoe, where he greatly distinguished himself. After 1813 he was much in public life; was in the Legislature from 1810 to about 1820; in Congress from 1820 to 1829; Governor of Kentucky from 1828 to 1832; State Senator in 1834; president of the Board of Internal Improvement in 1840; United States Senator in 1848. Died in Nicholas County, Kentucky, in 1855. He was a Clay Whig and had great ability in public affairs. Thomas, the father of our subject, was also a soldier in 1816, though he was only sixteen years old. All the Metcalfe family were Whigs before the war and most of them Republicans since the war. Colonel Lon Metcalfe, son of the Governor, killed two rebels in duels in Kentucky about the time and during the war, and fought through the Civil War with General Nelson, with great bravery. On account of the war our subject was deprived of the public schools, only learning the common rules of arithmetic and grammar by the time he was twenty-one years old. In 1875 he came to Warren County, Illinois, and worked on a farm for five years, attending school in the winter months. In the winter of 1878 he entered Abingdon College and finished a three years' course in 1881. In the same year he entered the law office of Stewart, Phelps & Grier, at Monmouth, Illinois, and read law until fall, when he taught school five months and then during the summer of 1882 attended the Wesleyan Universitaty [University] Bloomington, Illinois; in the fall of 1882 he again returned to


Monmouth, Illinois, and taught school; in 1883, March 1, he entered the Law Department of the State University at Iowa City, and graduated March 5, 1884. He immediately began the practice at Charles City, Iowa, but in the fall returned to Knoxville, Illinois, and practiced with Judge R. L. Hannaman until 1886, when he came west to Plymouth County, Iowa, where he remained until 1888, when he moved to Cherokee and became the successor to Hon. A. F. Meservey, in practice. Mr. Metcalfe is perhaps an equal to any young attorney in Northwestern Iowa; he is careful in giving advice, is fearless in the court-room, is a sound speaker to the jury, and is a hard student in his office; keeps the same clean and always ready for business; is a Republican, but says but little on politics. In fact, he is a good lawyer. He was married in 1888 to Mrs. M. K. Dines, of Blandinsville, Illinois, a most accomplished and charming lady. She was the daughter of William Land, of Blandinsville, Illinois, who was a merchant all his life, and died in 1878. Mrs. Metcalfe was born in New Jersey and came to Illinois with her parents when a child. The mother of Mrs. Metcalfe is still living and was a Hampton, all of the Democratic persuasion, and a cousin of Hon. Wade Hampton. Returning to our sketch, John A., his mother was a Parker, of distant relative of Captain John Parker, of Revolutionary fame, who lost his life at the battle of Concord. Since Mr. Metcalfe has been in practice in this State he has had some very close escapes. In the spring of 1887, as he, in company with Mr. and Mrs. Porter, were going from Kingsley to Le Mars, on March 1, there being at that time a general thaw, they crossed many streams, and four miles south of Le Mars they attempted to cross Plymouth Creek at what is known as the Sibley Bridge; in the attempt Mr. Porter lost his team, and would have lost his wife had not himself and our subject made a bold and desperate struggle and swam sixty feet with the lady, thereby saving her life, but the team, a fine span of horses, was lost. Mr. Metcalfe is now doing a fairly good business in Cherokee, and we bespeak for him a successful career. His office is at present over the First National Bank, Cherokee, Iowa, where he can be found for anything in the way of law, real estate or loans. on Aug. 21, 2006.

i p. 135 under Fairfax Co., Virginia Carrolls and Their Neighbors 1618-1800s by Elizabeth Carroll Foster, Heritage Bks, MD 1999.

ii By Fence and Fireside, Falls Church, by Melvin Lee Steadman Jr., Falls Church, VA 1964.

iii LDS Microfiche #6330129, Fairfax Co. VA Court Orders 1749-1753 (Index)

Who is Metcalf Bowler?

John TRUSSELL (1) d. 1659 = Mary [CLAUGHTON?] = another spouse           John CHINN   = 1st  Elizabeth ______
(land patent Northumberland Co., VA, adj. John Mottrom)                                                  Alice SMOOT =  John STRETCHLEY
<>                                                                                                                                        !                                                                         
                 /                                         !                                                                                                                                      !                          
 James CLAUGHTON Jr.      John TRUSSELL (2) = Elizabeth CHINN = ____ PETTYGREW         Raleigh CHINN m. Esther Ball   
(bought some of this land)     (had land next to Matthew Rodham)                                                                                        Catherine CHINN m. Geo. Heale
<>( helped Sarah Metcalfe)                !                                                                                                                                    John CHINN
                                                John TRUSSELL (3) = Jane _______  = John HARDING                                                  Ann CHINN m.  Wm. Fox
                                                 (inherited this land from bro. Robert TRUSSELL)                                                               Sarah CHINN m. Thos. CHILTON
                                             (sold this land to)  Thomas BARECROFT  = Mary _____ = widow of  Henry METCALFE
                                                                                     !                           (was she widow of Robert Trussell also?)

                                                                                     !                                                                                       !
                          (sold this land same day to)  John TRUSSELL (4) = Mary _______                                  William METCALFE
                           widow's portion?                                                                                                               b. abt 1685

^ Gilbert Metcalfe (1) = Jane Allen

! Elizabeth

Richard Metcalfe = Anne Stone John Chinn = Alice Smoot

2) John Stretchley

! !

John Opie = Anne Metcalfe George Heale = Catherine Chinn

m. 1733/4 Lancaster Co., VA

! !

Lindsay Opie = Sarah Heale

John Trussell m. Elizabeth Chinn, half sister to Catherine Chinn.

Thomas Chilton m. Sarah Chinn

Raleigh Chinn  was also a brother of the Chinn sisters.  He is the father of Elijah Chinn who fathered two children with Rhoda Dent.  John and James Metcalfe were paid from his estate.

Centenary United Church of Christ Collection, 719 THL/WFCHS
Scope and Content:
The collection of the Centenary United Church of Christ, Winchester, VA, contains brochures, histories, record books, yearbooks, and photomechanical reproductions of records found in the Record Book of the Church 1741-1887. Records date from 1741 to 1941 and document the church history and its occupation and destruction by Union forces. Also included is a 1750 deed transferring land for a church to the Reformed Calvinists from Thomas Lord Fairfax (1693-1781). (1 box) Last updated 06/03.



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