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WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Raley
in Genealogy Help by Liz Shifflett G2G6 Pilot (527k points)
Here is what I have on Elizabeth Fleming Jordan....

Samuel Jordan
Elizabeth Fleming
Thomas Jordan
Margaret Brasseur
15 February 1679 - Isle Wight, VA
1760 - Isle Wight, VA
10 October 1703 - Henrico, VA
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Hi Jayne! I missed your post yesterday. Thanks so much! The "Primp this Profile" & "Monday Makeover" initiatives went away a few years ago. I just took a look at her profile & it seems it needs a re-review before I can answer your question. In the meantime... Isle of Wight and New Kent county aren't really the same area. Could you explain your info a bit (e.g., are Thomas & Margaret their children? and what is the source/sources for the names & dates)?

Thanks again!

Hello Liz....I am new to Wikitree so please excuse my mess up.  The info I posted was for Samuel Jordan.  Here is what I have for Elizabeth Fleming:

Elizabeth Fleming

Birth 28 OCT 1680 • St Peters, New Kent, Virginia, United States

Death 20 JUL 1763 • Amelia, Virginia, United States



Elizabeth FLEMING

Posted 06 Oct 2012 by Watts_James_V

Elizabeth FLEMING 23 Oct 1680 - 20 Jul 1763 ID Number: I53010

  • RESIDENCE: Henrico and Albemarle Co. VA
  • BIRTH: 23 Oct 1680, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co. VA
  • DEATH: 20 Jul 1763
  • RESOURCES: See: [S533] [S1117] [S1830] [S2737]

Father: Charles FLEMING
Mother: Susannah TARLETON

Family 1 : Samuel JORDAN

  • MARRIAGE: 7 Oct 1703, Henrico Co. Virginia
  1.  Charles JORDAN
  2.  Matthew JORDAN
  3. +Samuel JORDAN

Marriage 2 Thomas Raleye Married: Aft 1720.



Notes and History of the Fleming Family From the Frances Cowlles Document (1)

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“The Name Fleming is from Flanders, the home of the first of the Family—Stephen, who planted his name in England—the Flemings in the South Colonel Thomas, and how he fooled the Indians in a fight—the New Jersey Flemings—and the Arms of the Old Fleming Family, and the Fleminsh Motto.”




By Frances Cowlles


It is an interesting fact to the genealogist that the motto borne by the Fleming, or Flemming, family is the only motto recorded in British healdry which is still written in Flemish. [Editor's note—No, it is actually written in Gaelic] This motto, “Bhear na Righ gan”—“May the King live forever”—must date from a very ancient period, as the Flemings have been in England and Scotland for almost a thousand years.


The English chronicler gives as the first of the family Stephen of Flanders, who first assumed the name of Flanders or Fleming to show the nationality of his forefathers. The Irish descendents of Stephen say theat Stephan's Father, Archembald, a nobleman of Flanders, came from the continent with William the Conqueror and acquired the lordshoip of Bratton in Devonshire.


Stephen Flanders, or Fleming, had a son, Archembald, said to be the ancestor of the Irish family of Flemings who become lords of the estate of Slane, County of Meath, Ireland. There were twenty-three recorded generations of Barons Slane, but the title became dormant in 1726.


William, a younger son of Stephen of flanders, who died in 1197, had a son, Sir Malcom, sheriff of Dumbarton, who died in 1246, and his son Robert was the well-known supporter of Robert Bruce. Robert had two dons, at least-Malcom, who was made Earl of Wigton, and who died in 1362, and Patrick. The son of Malcom, Earl of Wigton, inherited his father's titles and estates, but later sold them.


Patrick married a daughter of Sir Simon Fraser and had a son Sir Malcolm, who had two sons, Sir David and Patrick. The former had a son Malcolm, who married Elizabeth, Daughter of the Duke of Albany, and had Lord Robert Fleming, who married Margaret Lindsay. Their son was Malcolm, who married Euphemia Christon and had Lord John, who married Janet Steward. Lord John died in 1524, leaving a son, Malcolm, who was created Earl of Wigton under a second creation.


The First Earl of Wigton under this new creation had two sons—James, who succeeded to his father's honors and was Lord High Chancellor to Queen Mary, and Lord John, who, after his brother's death, succeeded to the earldom. The latter married Lillian Graham, a daughter of the Earl of Montrose. Their two sons were John and Sir Thomas Fleming. Sir Thomas married Miss Tarleton and emigrated to Virginia and there became the originator of the southern branch of the Fleming family.


Sir Thomas, it is said, had three sons—Tarleton, John and Charles. John died in New Kent, VA., in 1686, leaving a son Charles, who married Susannah Tarleton. The children of this marriage were as follows: Elizabeth; Judith, who married Thomas Randolph; Colonel John, who married Mary Bolling; Tarleton of Rock Castle, who married Hannah Bates; Robert, who was burgess for Caroline county, and Susannah, who married first John Bates and then John Woodson.


Colonel John, the third child and “son and heir” of Charles and Susannah Tarleton Fleming, had five sons and two daughters. Of these the eldest John, was captain of the first Virginia Regiment in the Revolution and was killed at the battle of Princeton in 1776. Charles, the second son, was Lieutenant Colonel of Continental troops in the Third Virginia Regiment; Thomas was Colonel of the Ninth Virginia Continentals; William was judge of the Virgina supreme court, and the yougest son was Richard. John, the eldest, married Susannah—, and had a son John.


Colonel Thomas, the third of these five sons, was the most distinguished. He was born in 1727 and commanded two hundred men in the battle of Point Pleasnt, with the Indians, in 1774. The white forces were in command of General Lewis and the Indians were commanded by Corn Stalk. Fleming's men hid behind trees and held out their hats. The Indians, mistaking the hats for the white men's heads, shot at them. At this, Fleming's men would drop the hats and the Indians would rush forward to scalp their victims. When the Indians got near them, the whites would jump from behind the trees and tomahawk the unwary Indians. These men were all backwoodsmen and knew as well as the Indians, the methods of Indian fighting. There were a thousand Indians and only four hundred whites, but the battle was a signal victory for the whites. Unfortunately, Fleming was severely wounded in this engagement, but he was none the less willing to enter the Revelutionary army a few years later. Thomas Fleming married the daughter of Major John Bolling, the son of Colonel Robert Bolling and the daughter of Thomas Rolf, the son of Pocahontas.




Thanks for the extra info Jayne!

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Elizabeth's sister Susannah has been worked on, merged. Her profile contains much material relating to her ancestors. Unless it is repeated elsewhere it could be spread around to the various people mentioned.

by Tom Bredehoft G2G6 Pilot (195k points)
edited by Liz Shifflett

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