veteran Archives: Revolutionary War

 

 

 

 

Seth Barton

 

Here lies an affectionate parent & sincere friend. SETH BARTON  Was born near Warren, Rhode Island July 29 A.D. 1755, and died at his seat near Fredericksburg, December 29 A.D. 1813, Aged 58 years and 5 months.

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ID -81



Birth -1755

Death - 1813

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[1]Letter Paula Felder to Vernon Edenfield.

Barton purchased Fielding Lewis estate 1799 and brought 5 children to live them. Originally from RI and served in the Revolution War army and afterwards became a successful shipping merchant in Baltimore. In 1802 tried make grounds as a subdivision, including the mansion itself.

1812 helped develop Liberty town at the intersection of Barton and Liberty Street.

Then a 3rd subdivision intersection Hanover and Kirkland Streets, including  both sides of Hanover Street extended and included the 10 acre tract which became the Brompton estate.

Married Sarah Emerson Maxwell.

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[1] Clipfile Virginiana Room Rappahannock Regional Library


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William Smith

 

Here lies the body of William Smith a native of Glocestershire in England Born 25th May 1746 And departed this life October 7, 1802. An honest man is the noblest work of God.

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ID -54



Birth -1746

Death - 1802

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[1] Dry goods which he is determined to sell at prime cost for cash or country produce

[2] Meeting of the subscribers of the Protestant Episcopal Church. Electing 12 trustees for 3 years. John Chew in there too

[3] Gentleman much respected by his acquaintance

[4] Former postmaster died age 64

[5] Merchant

[6] Church Warden

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[1] Virginia Herald Sept 8, 1795 3×4

[2] Virginia Herald April 2, 1799 3×2

[3] Virginia Herald 3/5/1802 2×1

[4] Virginia Herald 5 Mar 1802,    2×1

[5] Virginia Herald 27 Mar 1794    3×1

[6] Virginia Herald 2 Apr 1799     3×2


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James Duncanson

 

“Here lies The Body of James Duncanson. He was born in Scotland the 11th February 1735. Arrived in Virginia in July 1752. Died the 4th March 1791. ‘Weed his Grave clean ye Men of Goodness For he was your Brother.'”

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ID -15



Birth -1735

Death - 1791

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[1] Col. James Duncanson came to VA from Forres, Moray, Scotland in the 1750’s. He emigrated to Fredericksburg to go into business with his brother, Robert.

[3]In 1756 he joined the Virginia Militia and served until 1761 under Washington. In 1758, he participated in the Forbes expedition to Fort Duqesne (Pittsburgh). He is our only French and Indian War veteran.

[1]James served in the Masonic Lodge and was treasurer from 1767-1771.

James married Mary “Molly” McAuley. James and Mary’s surviving children were, 1. James, Polly, Ann, Finella who married Charles Urquhart

He purchased several town parcels from 1762-1773 with one purchase in 1780 – Lot No. 29, life interest of sd. Ann Finnie in Lot 22, Lot No. 30, Lots 133 and 134, Lots 91 and 92, Lot 13, Lot 60, Lot 119, and finally Lot 21 in 1780.

[2] James Duncanson served in the Committees of Correspondence in 1774. “There was a great assemblage of citizens in the town house on Wednesday, June I, 1774, when Fielding Lewis, Charles Dick, Charles Mortimer, James Mercer, Charles Washington, William Woodford, James Duncanson, William Porter, George Thornton and Charles Yates were appointed a committee “to correspond with the neighboring towns and counties for the purpose of communicating to each other, in the most speedy manner their sentiments on this present interesting and alarming situation in America.” This was in sympathy to the citizens of Boston suffering from the Intolerable Acts. He participated in the Revolution, and was one of the wealthiest men in this part of Virginia.

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[1] Web page http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:James_Duncanson_(1)

[2] Web page http://www.librarypoint.org/fredericksburg_in_revolutionary_days_part_i

[3] Web page
http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Person:James_Duncanson_%282%29

[4] Virginia Herald 5/12/1791 Blair & Urquhart Settling Estate 12 May 1791


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Alexander Rose

 

In Memory of ALEXANDER ROSE of the Parish of Vere in the Island of Jamaica. Merchant and native of North Britain who visited the United States of America for the recovery of his health and departed this life at Fredericksburg in Virginia on the 28th day of November 1800. This stone is placed over his remains in testimony of affectionate and fraternal regard by his brother William Rose of the said Island.

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ID -100


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Death - 1800

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In the northwest corner of the graveyard there is a flat brown stone marking the grave of Alexander Rose with the following unique inscription.  There is really no historical value attached to this tombstone, as far as we know, except the wording of the inscription, stone etc. [1]

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[1] Sue Gordon


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