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WILLIAM FLEMING was born 18 February 1729 in Jedburgh, Scotland to Leonard and Dorthea Fleming, and died 5 August 1795 in Roanoke, Roanoke Co., Va. He married ANN CHRISTIAN about 1763 in Augusta Co., Va., daughter of ISRAEL CHRISTIAN and his wife ELIZABETH.
William entered George Washington’s regiment in August 1755, engaging in border warfare and rising to the rank of captain.” In 1774 he raised a regiment that he commanded as a colonel.
In 1776 he was made Botetourt (now Montgomery) County Lieutenant by the Committee of Safety. He became a senator from the district of Botetourt, Montgomery and Kentucky when the Virginia state government was formed, and later became a member of the council. After Thomas Jefferson’s second year as governor and before Jefferson’s successor—Thomas Nelson—took office, Fleming served as acting governor.
William Fleming and his wife Anne "Nancy" had six children: Leonard Israel Fleming; Elizabeth, wife of Samuel G. Ramsey; Ann, wife of George Baxter; Dorothy, wife of James Bratton; Priscilla, wife of Samuel Wilson; and William Fleming.
Former Governor Colonel William Fleming passed away August 5, 1795 in Botetourt, Roanoke County, Virginia. He and his wife were buried buried on a knoll overlooking the remains of their mansion house, the "Bell Mont". William was 66 years old.
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