Who were the wives of William Witcher?

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William Witcher of Pittsylvania County, VA.

Captain and Major in the Virginia Militia during the Revolution.

Born: 1724, England

Died: 1808, Virginia

Constable - Halifax County, VA

Vestryman - Camden Parish

Justice of the Peace - Pittsylvania County, VA

Children: Daniel, Ephraim, John, James, Caleb, William (Jr.), Rachel, Elizabeth.
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You might want to check his DAR record at DAR.org.
His first wife is listed as Anne Majors under some of the children.
Might help with further lineage.
 
From:  DAR.org
WITCHER, WILLIAM  DAR RECORD Ancestor #: A126994
Service:
VIRGINIA Rank(s): CAPTAIN, PATRIOTIC SERVICE
Birth:1724 ENGLAND
Death:6-8-1808 PITTSYLVANIA CO VIRGINIA
Service Source:
GWATHMEY, HIST REG OF VA IN THE REV, P 841; HISTORY OF PITTSYLANIA CO VA, PP 143,153,159
Service Description:
1) PITTSYLVANIA CO MILITIA
2) MEM OF COMMISSION OF PEACE
 
The Said William Witcher was the child of
William Witcher Sr  born on - - 1724 at England
died at Pittsylvania Co VA on - - 1808 and his ( 1st ) wife
Anne Majors born on - - at _______________
died at _______________ on - - married on - -
by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (897k points)
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by Living Lechner G2G6 Mach 6 (69.5k points)
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This link will lead you where you want to go.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/trees/index#count=20&query=%2Bsurname%3AWitcher~%20%2Bfather_givenname%3AWilliam~%20%2Bfather_surname%3AWitcher~%20%2Bbirth_place%3A%22Va.%2C%20USA%22~%20%2Bbirth_year%3A1740-1800~&offset=20

 

I turned up two, Polly Dalton who bore Daniel and Elizabeth and Rachel Anna who bore Ephriam, Wm Jr, James and Rachel.  There may be more, but this will give you a start.
by Tom Bredehoft G2G6 Pilot (214k points)
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I wrote a blog post on my opinion on this question.  If the URL does not show up, e-mail me at mosesm@earthlink.net

http://marshamoses.blogspot.com/2019/06/did-william-witcher-have-two-wives.html

by Marsha Hawkins G2G Rookie (230 points)
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Another source which may be helpful is an essay written about William Witcher by a descendant - The Story of Major William Witcher - which includes a lot of research done from old documents. 

by Robin Shaules G2G Astronaut (1.5m points)

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