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.
Source: S266 Author: Anonymous Title: Family Record Abbreviation: Family Record Publication: Unpublished/c. 1911-1920 [oldest portion] Note: The oldest portion of this notebook, which has the most detailed data about the Parks and McKnight ancestors, was likely written by Sarah Lavenia Parks, as her burial place is entered in a different hand. The latest date entered in the earlier hand is 1911. The remainder is in more modern ink, printed rather than cursive, and adds some data about the Lewis and Logan lines. There are also a few newer entries in cursive pencil. Repository: #R39 Media: Manuscript Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
Wikipedia makes reference to William's parents Leonard and Dorthea Fleming but no DOB/DOD for them.
Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 Birth, Marriage & Death. Name William Fleming Birth 1729, Wife: Anne Christian Birth 1744. Marriage Date 1763. Children: Priscilla and Dorothy Fleming (among others).
U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Birth, Marriage & Death Name Colonel William Fleming Birth 18 Feb 1729 - Jedburgh, Scotland Death 5 Aug 1795 - Botetourt, Virginia Civil 9 Jul 1925. (Note: "NSSAR" short for National Society, Sons of the American Revolution.)
Book: Life and Times of Judge Caleb Wallace by William Heth Whitsitt, 1888, Appendix IV Reference Col William Fleming, pages 80-86 
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