Gen. Alexander SPOTSWOOD , Gov.
1676 - 07-JUN-1740

[1565] Father: Robert SPOTSWOOD , Dr.
Mother: Catherine MAXWELL

Family 1 : Ann Butler BRAYNE
  1. +John Spotswood, COL
  2. +Dorothea SPOTSWOOD
  3. +Anna Catherina "Kate" SPOTSWOOD
  4.  Robert SPOTSWOOD

                                                       _John , (Jnr.) SPOTTISWOODE _+
                                                      | (1565 - 1639)               
                          _Robert SPOTTISWOODE , Sir._|
                         | (1596 - 1645) m 1629       |
                         |                            |_Rachel LINDSAY _____________+
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 _Robert SPOTSWOOD , Dr._|
| (1637 - 1680) m 1676   |
|                        |                             _Alexander MORRISON , Sir.___
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|                        |_Berthia MORRISON __________|
|                          (.... - 1639) m 1629       |
|                                                     |_Eleanor MAULE ______________+
|                                                       (1585 - 1664)               
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|--Gen. Alexander SPOTSWOOD , Gov.
|  (1676 - 1740)
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|                         _William MAXWELL ___________|
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|_Catherine MAXWELL _____|
   m 1676                |
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                         |_Mrs. MAXELL _______________|
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[1565] Ref: Colonial Families of the United States. He served as Lt. Govenor of Virginia. Born in British Navy Post, Tangier Harbour, Moroco. Also Ref FTM.comThe following was taken from FTM.com"ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD, Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-In-Chief of the Colony of Virginia, 1710-1723, one of the first British colonial governors of North America to appreciate the economic value of the Western Frontier. He held the rank of Major General.Born on an English man-of-warship, Spotswood had been bred in the army, and was Aid-de-Camp to the Duke of Marlborough. He was badly wounded in the breast in the battle of Blenheim.After service under the 1st Duke of Marlborough in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14), he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, on June 23, 1710.His arrival in Virginia was greeted with joy, because he brought with him the right of HabeasCorpus -- a rightguaranteed to every Englishman by the Magna Charta but hitherto denied to Virginians.When Spotswood entered upon his duties, as Governor, he agreed with the dominant doctrines ofhis day, and was a strenuous advocate of the Royal perogatives in Church and State, he was also one of the most energetic, patriotic and farseeing statesmen that ever governed Virginia.Spotswood recommended the establishment of a Virginia Company to carry on trade with the Indians and urged the construction of a chain of forts from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi (beyond the Alleghenies) to stop the encroachments of the French; but many years elapsed before his suggestions and policy's were adopted. It was also he who conceived the idea of making tobacco notes a circulating medium. His military genius and experience enabled him to use the militia with great effect against the hostile Indians. However, he was equally zealous in the efforts to civilize the Indians and convert them to Christianity as the Indians attended the Indian school he established at Christianna on the Meherin river and by a fund of 1000 lbs. for instructing Indian children at William and Mary College.He personally organized and conducted in 1716 an exploring expedition into the Shenandoah Valley. He formed the "Knights of the Golden Horseshoe" for all of those who explored with him the Virginia and North Carolina borders.After his term as governor ended (September 1722), he remained in Virginia, living near the ironworks he had established in Germanna, a settlement of Germans in Spotsylvania County (named in his honor). From 1730 to 1739 he served as deputy postmaster general of the colonies.As a Major-General in British Army he was appointed to head the expedition to Carthegenis in 1740. He died at Annapolis that year when he was about to embark for the campaign against Cartagena. His remains were carried by water to Temple Farm at York near Yorktown and deposited at this, his favorite residence, in the tomb or temple which he had built and in which other worthies were also buried. It may be said, that there is not on allof the York River a more picturesque spot than Temple Farm. It was in the Temple Farm mansion that Lord Cornwallis met Washington and signed thearticles of capitulation which secured American independence."

The following was taken from FTM.com"ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD, Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-In-Chief of the Colony of Virginia, 1710-1723, one of the first British colonial governors of North America to appreciate the economic value of the Western Frontier. He held the rank of Major General.Born on an English man-of-warship, Spotswood had been bred in the army, and was Aid-de-Camp to the Duke of Marlborough. He was badly wounded in the breast in the battle of Blenheim.After service under the 1st Duke of Marlborough in the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14), he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, on June 23, 1710.His arrival in Virginia was greeted with joy, because he brought with him the right of HabeasCorpus -- a rightguaranteed to every Englishman by the Magna Charta but hitherto denied to Virginians.When Spotswood entered upon his duties, as Governor, he agreed with the dominant doctrines ofhis day, and was a strenuous advocate of the Royal perogatives in Church and State, he was also one of the most energetic, patriotic and farseeing statesmen that ever governed Virginia.Spotswood recommended the establishment of a Virginia Company to carry on trade with the Indians and urged the construction of a chain of forts from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi (beyond the Alleghenies) to stop the encroachments of the French; but many years elapsed before his suggestions and policy's were adopted. It was also he who conceived the idea of making tobacco notes a circulating medium. His military genius and experience enabled him to use the militia with great effect against the hostile Indians. However, he was equally zealous in the efforts to civilize the Indians and convert them to Christianity as the Indians attended the Indian school he established at Christianna on the Meherin river and by a fund of 1000 lbs. for instructing Indian children at William and Mary College.He personally organized and conducted in 1716 an exploring expedition into the Shenandoah Valley. He formed the "Knights of the Golden Horseshoe" for all of those who explored with him the Virginia and North Carolina borders.After his term as governor ended (September 1722), he remained in Virginia, living near the ironworks he hadestablished in Germanna, a settlement of Germans in Spotsylvania County (named in his honor). From 1730 to 1739 he served as deputy postmaster general of the colonies.As a Major-General in British Army he was appointed to head the expedition to Carthegenis in 1740. He died atAnnapolis that year when he was about to embark for the campaign against Cartagena. His remains were carried by water to Temple Farm at York near Yorktown and deposited at this, his favorite residence, in the tomb or temple which he had built and in which other worthies were also buried. It may be said, that there is not on all of the York River a more picturesque spot than Temple Farm. It was in the Temple Farm mansion that Lord Cornwallis met Washington and signed the articles of capitulation which secured American independence."

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Mary WHERRY
1-MAY-1804 - 12-MAY-1806

Father: Thomas WHERRY
Mother: Susannah PAGAN


                                               _William WHERRY _____
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                       _Samuel WHERRY , Sr.___|
                      | (.... - 1791) m 1770  |
                      |                       |_Isabella WHERRY ____
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 _Thomas WHERRY ______|
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|                     |_Dorcas COULTER _______|
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|--Mary WHERRY 
|  (1804 - 1806)
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|                      _Capt Alexander PAGAN _|
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|_Susannah PAGAN _____|
  (.... - 1863)       |
                      |                        _Samuel KELSO _______
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                      |_Jannet KELSO _________|
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                                              |_Susannah KELSO _____
                                                                    

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