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Rev Eleazer Clay, born August 4, 1744 & died May 2, 1836 Chesterfield Co., Va was the son of Charles Clay & Martha "Patsy" Green. He (M) #1 Jane Apperson June 21, 1767 by whom Rev. Clay had 10 children Jane Apperson Clay was born May 8, 1751 & died July 20, 1787 Rev. Clay (M) #2 Mary Elizabeth (Swepson) Whitehead Jan 10, 1788 Mecklenburg Co., Va, Widow of Benjamin Whitehead He was an Uncle to the Noted Statesman, speaker of the House & Secretary of State, Henry Clay

"He was a Baptist Minister, left unmolested by Col. Archibald Cary, magistrate who distinguished himself in the prosecution of the Baptist ministers for preaching in the open. When asked about it Col. Cary is quoted as saying, "Mr. Clay had a livelihood, but those others were taken under a vagrant law" Ref-William B. Hill, Sept., 1952

Rev. Clay also served as Sheriff of Chesterfield County, Va.1811-1812. His tomb bears the record that he was a soldier of French & Indian Wars and fought valiantly througjhout the Revolutionary War.-Clay Fami]ly Bible

Rev. Clay (M) as his 2nd wife-Mary Elizabeth Swepson Whitehead, Wid. of Benjamin Whitehead, Jan. 1, 1788 Meck Co., Va. & eldest daughter of Richard & Jane Swepson of Lunenburg & Mecklenburg Co's., Virginia She was born June 20, 1747 & died August 17, 1825

Richmond Enquirer (Richmond, Va. Friday, September 2, 1825. Died- On August 17, in her 79th year, Mrs. Mary Clay, wife of Rev. Eleazer Clay, of Chesterfield County. (p 3, c. 5)

Children of Rev. Eleazar Clay & #2 wife Mary Elizabeth (Swepson) Whitehead:

(1) Martha Swepson Clay was born March 30, 1789 Died 1824 Chest. Co, Va. (M) Col Lawson Burfoot April 12, 1803 Chest. Co, Va. (See Below) Thomas Burfoot was Sheriff of Chesterfield County 1801-1803

(2) Matilda Clay was born Sept. 2, 1790 and died July 5, 1806 -Clay Family Bible "Fresh as the morn the blooming rose hangs withering e're tis noon we scarce enjoy the balmy gift but morn the pleasure gone"-Clay Family Bible

1790 Chest. Co. PP TL P 06-Eleazer Clay 1792 Land TL P 03-Eleazer Clay 1801 PPTL P 08=Eleazer Clay 1802 Land TL P 05-Eleazer Clay

1810 Chesterfield P62 Eleazor Clay 10101-00001-23 sl 1820 Chesterfield P 210 Eleazor Clay 000001-00101-7 sl 1830 Chesterfield P 461 Elez. Clay 00000000001-00000001 & 17 slaves

Rev. Eleazer Clay participated in the French and Indian Wars, and he organized the first Baptist Church in Chesterfield Co, Va. (Ref: Library of Va-Accession No-Misc. Reel 321 , Author-Rev. Eleazer Clay 1744-1836, Personal papers Collection-Title: Hymns and spiritual songs.

3 October 1784 - Jesse CLARKE and others give oath in Pricilla BELCHER's murder of Major BELCHER. She did "by force of arms did drown said Major" on the property of Elezar CLAY. (Chesterfield Co. WB 3, p. 476)

The Valentine Papers Vol III Randolph Family Chesterfield Co Records DB13, P 127 Jan 28, 1794 Ryland Randolph, of the Co. of Chesterfield and Brett Randolph of the Co. of Prince Edward. Deed to Eleazer Clay of the Co. of Chesterfield, for 334 pds. curr. 133 1/2 Acres in the Co of Chesterfield adj. George Woodson & Thomas Batte.

The Valentine Papers, Vol 1-4, 1864-1908 Randolph Family Chesterfield County Records Dec. 5, 1798 . DB 14, p. 384. David M. Randolph and Mary , his wife and Peter Elam of Chesterfield Co. Deed to Eleazer Clay of same Co., £130:16:0: 100 acres in Co. of Chesterfield

The Valentine Papers, Vol 1-4, 1864-1908 Bacon Family Order Books Sarah Bacon , decd. The executors named in her will refusing to qualify, Eleazer Clay, sheriff of the County qualified. 1811 , O. B. 18, p. 568. May 3, 1815 Sarah Bacon, Dec'd. Estate of; In account with Eleazor Clay, late High Sheriff of Chesterfield Co., settled by Thomas Vaden & James Clarke, Junr. WB 8, P 373

Richmond Enquirer, Richmond, Va. September 2, 1825, page 3, column 5.

Clay, Mary., in 79th yr. Place of residence at time of death: Chesterfield County, Virginia. NOTE Wife of Rev. Eleazer.

Rev. Eleazar Clay (age 84) Marr #3 Wife Phoebe Newby, age 64, Feb. 12, 1826 Chest. Co.-she is living 1850 Chest. Co

Richmond Enquirer (Richmond, Va.) Thursday, February 23, 1826. Married- On Monday, February 13, by Rev. John Wildar, Elder Eliazah (Eleazar) Clay, age 84 to Miss Phoebe Newby, aged 64, all of Chesterfield County. (p. 3, c. 5).

Clay, Eleazar, Rev. Place of residence at time of death: Chesterfield County, Virginia. Richmond Enquirer (Richmond, Va). Publication Date: May 13, 1836, page 3, column 6. (Born Ca 1742) Publication Date: May 27, 1836, page 3, column 6


Will Bk 13, P 396 Chesterfield Co, Va: I, Eleazer Clay, of Chesterfield County and State of Virginia, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, as follows, to Wit:

I leave to my wife Phoebe during her natural life my man Sam Bowman, one cow and calf, and sow and pigs, and my ancestors (sic )( sh read descendants) are to build her a small dwelling house, or furnish her with twenty-five dollars, so she may choose; my will is that my wife Phoebe be furnished the first year after my death out of my estate.

I give to my son Phineas Clay that part of the tract of land on which I live lying above (?) beginning at a corner post on Clark's land thence due N. crossing Swift's creek to my land and NW (except the land I had of Robert Akin and Pleasant Akin) my mill on Swift's creek with the appurtenances, and the Negroes I possessed him with and my man Frank and at his mother-in-law's (step-mother) death, Sam Bowman.

I give to my son Matthew Clay the remainder of any tract of land on which I live lying between Phineas Clay's line, my grandfather Henry Clay's grave and eight square poles of said ground, already (?), except four square poles of ground around my first wife's grave, and half an acre of land about my sepulcher, my mill on Nut-tose new? and my mill on Parish's branch, and the following Negroes, namely John, Peter, Prince, Mickey and her children, and her future increase, to him and his heirs forever.

I give to my grandson Robert Akin the tract of land and the half of the mill and half of the miller Jim that I had of Pleasant Akin, and a Negro man by the name of Lawson to him and his heirs forever.

I give to my grandson Eleazer Akin, the tract of land that Arthur Akin gave to his son William Akin that I had of Robert Akin and a negro man by the of Nelson to him and his heirs forever.

I give to my grandson William Akin two hundred acres of land be the same more or less (it being the tract of land I had of his father Robert Akin, and on which he now lives) and a negro man by the name of Pleasant to him and to his heirs forever.

My will and desire is that my three grandsons Robert, Eleazer and William Akin shall support their mother, so that she will not suffer for the necessities of life.

I give to my grand daughter Mary Ann Akin, one hundred dollars in silver to her and to her heirs forever.

I give to my grandson, Edward Tarlton Akin, my tract of land lying in Powhaton Co, adjoining Isaac (Salter?) of one hundred acres to him and to his heirs forever. If either of my grandchildren Akins die without issue their portion given by me shall go to their brother and sister by mother's side equally to them and to their heirs forever.

I give to my grandson Munson Burfoot my tract of land lying in Mecklenburg Co which I had of William Swepson, on his paying one hundred dollars to William Whitehead, son of my late wife, to him and his heirs forever.

The residue and remainder of my estate, real and personal, not heretofore given away, I give in the following manner Viz: to be divided into nine equal lots-one lot to Ann Russells' children, one lot to James Trabue, and one lot to Synthia Sullivant's children, one lot to Levenia Akin's children, one lot to Phineas Clay, one lot to Matthew Clay, one lot to Dorcas Grave's children now living, one lot to Samuel Clay's son, Henry Clay, and Meakins Trabue, and one lot to Martha Burfoot's children, to each of them and their heirs forever.

I appoint my son Phineas Clay Executor of this my last Will and Testament, as witness my hand and seal this twenty-fifth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five.

Eleazer Clay (Seal) Wts: Signed sealed, and acknowledged in presence of me Robert Wood, Francis O. Watkins, James B. Gregory


I, Eleazer Clay, of the Co. of Chesterfield and State of Virginia, do ordain and publish this Codicile to my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following, Viz: Whereas I have been told that my son Matthew Clay intends after my decease to bring a charge against my estate for his services rendered in looking after the house, whereas it is well known that I offered him to put his hands with mine and work them together and he was to attend to them, and he was to give one half the clear profits arising from the crops which should be made on the plantation; now if he shall bring such a charge against my estate, it is my will and desire that my overseers shall pay it out of the portion which falls to him by my will.

Also, my daughter Levenia Akins has complained against me for willing my property in the manner I have to her three sons, namely Robert, Eleazer & William Akins of land and negroes, which was intended that they should administer to her necessities and to prevent her suffering for the miseries of life; now my reasons for willing this property to her sons as I have done, is that all the land, negroe slaves and household furniture which I gave her, her husband Robert Akin swashed it, therefore I have given her portion of my estate to her children so that she might be benefited by it.

In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of September, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-five.

Signed: Eleazer Clay (Seal) Teste: Robert Wood, Mark Farmer, Finnus O. Watkins

My will and desire is that my brandy still and blacksmith tools go to my personal property for division as my will directs. October 29, 1835. A Codicile to my Will

Signed: Eleazer Clay Witness: William B. Belcher

Will Presented in Chesterfield County Court, by Phinneas Clay, July 10th, 1836 and proved by oath of Robert Wood, Finnus O. Watkins, & James Gregory; First Codicile proved by oaths of Robert Wood & Finnus O Watkins'; Second codile proved by William B. Belcher-Parker Poindexter, Clerk

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Eleazar Clay S-37 Eleazar Clay (1744-1836) led the establishment of the first Baptist church in Chesterfield County, known as Chesterfield (Baptist) Church, Rehoboth Meeting House, or Clay's Church, in 1773. He also supported the Baptist preachers imprisoned for breaching ecclesiastical law in the county jail in 1771. Ordained as a minister in 1775, Clay preached for more than 50 years, organized three other churches, served as a moderator for the Middle District Baptist Association when it was formed in 1784, and published Hymns and Spiritual Songs in 1793. Clay is kinsman of statesman Henry Clay (1777-1852). Eleazar Clay's home site and tomb are located approximately two miles south Chesterfield Co., Virginia Cemetery Records:

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA - CEMETERIES – Clay Tomb ----¤¤¤---- Source: Library of Virginia Digital Collection LVA Titled Files: Survey Report, Rev. E. Clay’s tomb: 1936 May 7 Research made by Craig Romaine Cemetery Location: 2 miles east of Bailey Road, 3 miles east of Route #360 Chesterfield County DATE: 1836 OWNERS: (blank) DESCRIPTION: None. HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: There is some contradiction as to the exact date of the birth of Rev. Eleazer Clay, sometimes referred to as Rev. E. Clay. The year is definitely established, but the day and the month are undecided. Robert B. Sample in his work entitled “A History of the Rise and Progress of Baptists in Virginia” states that Rev. Clay was born on May 2, 1744; however, the inscription on the tombstone of this once esteemed and wealthy minister, gives the date as August 4, in the same year. They both agree on the date of his death – May 2, 1836.

A devoted disciple of the Baptist religion was the Rev. Clay. In 1773 he became one of the constituent members of Chesterfield Church. Two years later he was made pastor of this church, serving as such for fifty years. “He was increasingly attached to the Bible”, someone says of him, “Besides reading the Old Testament he read the New Testament through once a month”. His life was an interesting one. It seems he was “led to Christi” through the efforts of William Webber and Joseph Anthony whom he heard preaching “up in Halifax”. Hearing the call, he immediately joined the Baptist cause and waged a bitter but apparently successful fight. At this time the Church of England still held its old power, and to profess any belief or doctrine other than that taught by this church was to deliberately submit to persecution. Through his “dauntless spirit”, Rev. Clay escaped imprisonment, and “being rich” he devoted much time comforting and administering to the needs of the less fortunate and imprisoned preachers. Rev. L.W. Moore says of him, “His labors were confined almost entirely to Chesterfield.

In the county he labored long and faithfully. Blunt in his manners, he was nevertheless earnest and constant in his efforts to do good. For a long time he was Moderator of the Middle District Association.” Feeling ill health and age creeping upon him, the Rev. Clay decided to choose a suitable place to be laid to rest. A place was selected on the old Clay tract where his first and second wives had been buried. There he had a tomb built, measuring approximately four by ten feet, and constructed out of huge stones hauled by oxen. The inscription on this tomb is given below.

This was opened in 1925 – closed in 1926 and nothing but bones were found – according to writing found on the cement used to re-seal it. In memory of Rev. E. Clay Born Augt. 4th, 1744 Went into the French and Indian War in March 1758 Made a profession of the Christian Religion in Augt. 1771, became a member of the Baptist Church & Commenced Preaching the everlasting Gospel of JESUS CHRIST the same year And continued as is believed an humble follower of Jesus to his Death which was 2nd May 1836 Aged 91 years 8 Mo. & 28 Days. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: Court Records, Chesterfield County, Virginia Tombstone Inscriptions Visit by worker

Clay Cemetery ----¤¤¤---- Source: Library of Virginia Digital Collection LVA Titled Files: Survey Report, Clay graveyard: 1936 May 8 Research made by Craig Romaine Cemetery Location: 10 miles east of Bailey, Virginia Road, 5 miles east of Route #360. Chesterfield County DATE: Earliest date - 1760. OWNERS: Clay Heirs D. H. Morrisette DESCRIPTION: None. HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE:

In memory of Elizabeth Wife of E. Clay who died 17th Aug. 1827 (MY note-Elizabeth Swepson, Whitehead, Clay, dtr of Richard Swepson & w/o Benjamin Whitehead, and 2ndly w/o Rev. Eleazer Clay-sgs)

Sacred to the memory of Capt. Samuel Clay born 8th October 1779 Died 21st Jan’y 1831 In the Fifty second Year of his age In Chesterfield Cy. Va. Rest in peace

In memory of Jane wife of E. Clay born May 8th 1751 died July 20th 1787 (My note- Jane Apperson, first wife of Rev. Eleazer Clay

In memory of Frances Consort of Macon Trabue Died 25th of March 1832 Aged 29 years She lived and died a Christian

In memory of Henry Clay who died at dinner with his children and Grand-children at an annual Festival given to them in August 1760 SOURCES OF INFORMATION: Informant: Major D.B. Morrisette Court Records, Chesterfield County, Virginia Tombstone Inscriptions Visit by worker.

Clay Cemetery ----¤¤¤---- Source: Library of Virginia Digital Collection LVA Titled Files: Survey Report, Clay cemetery and tomb: 1936 Apr. 28 Research made by Craig Romaine Cemetery Location: 1 mile north of Route #360, 18 miles from Chesterfield Court House, Virginia Chesterfield County DATE: Earliest date 1796 OWNERS: None. DESCRIPTION: Besides producing many other men and women who were to rise to fame and success, Chesterfield County may well lay claim upon the Clay family, for here within the limits of the County, in the vicinity of Falling and Swift Creeks the parents of that celebrated statesmen, Henry Clay, was born. They moved to Hanover County where Henry Clay, who was known as the “Millboy of the Slashes” was born.

There are Clays still living in Chesterfield County today and here also may be seen the graves of some of the ancestors of Henry Clay. There is a curious though true story connected with one of these. Phineas Clay, who is sealed within a large vault in a remote and almost inaccessible section of a desolate part of the country. Beside this vault lies his wife, Frances W. Clay, whose grave is marked by a fallen tombstone which is split in half and rapidly becoming covered with periwinkle. Here also is another grave which apparently has no connection with that of Clay’s. Phineas Clay, as the natives put it, “turned to stone”, that is, he became petrified in his tomb and was the cause of considerable interest and comment. (s/o Rev Eleazer Clay & #1 wife Jane Apperson-sgs)

HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Many visited his vault and viewed his body, and after a write-up a few years ago, in a local paper, the crowds which came to see him grew to such large proportions that the property owner became perplexed by the situation. He then conceived the idea of enlarging his finances and at the same time discouraging the visitors, so he charged twenty-five cents admission. But this had no effect upon the crowds, they came as fast as before and some even chipped pieces off Mr. Clay to carry home as souvenirs. After several of his toes as well as fingers were found missing the perturbation of the property owner increased, his ire was aroused and he immediately set about the task of solidly sealing the vault with cement. According to a date crudely inscribed on the cement this was done in 1923. Thus one is left to conjecture what dates and inscriptions, if any, may be within the vault. The following are the inscriptions found on the two tombstones here.

In Memory of Alfred W. Hall M.D. A graduate of Richmond Medical College Born December 9th 1818 Died January 12th 1846 He was the constant friend of the afflicted poor and kindly relieved the needy.

Sacred to the memory of Frances W. Wife of Phineas Clay Born February 4th 1796 Died April 23rd 1853 She lived a devoted wife, a tender and affectionate Mother, An humble and pious Christian, was esteemed and loved for her many extensive social and Christian virtues and died in the hope of a glorious Immortality.

SOURCES OF INFORMATION: Court Records, Chesterfield County, Virginia Tombstone Inscriptions Visit by worker.

LVA Titled Files: Survey Report, Grave at Clay house: 1936 Mar. 23 Research made by Craig Romaine Cemetery Location: 7.2 miles from Petersburg, Virginia, on Route #1; 2 miles east of Route #1. Chesterfield County DATE: 1854 OWNERS: None. DESCRIPTION: None. HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE: Just off the Richmond and Petersburg Turnpike stands the old “Clay House”, a typical dwelling of the days of the War Between the States. Here General Lee had his headquarters on June 17, 1864, on his way to defend Petersburg. On the east side of this house, which may be seen from a country road leading into Route #37, is a solitary grave, at the head of which is a stone tablet bearing the following inscription.

In memory of Henry Milton Clay who was born Dec. 9th 1804 and died Aug. 19th 1854 He lived and died an honest man which is the noblest work of God. May his soul enjoy everlasting bliss beyond the grave. SOURCES OF INFORMATION: Court Records, Chesterfield County, Virginia Tombstone Inscriptions Visit by worker.



      • John Clay (M) Sally Coleman 2/16/1805 Meck Co-James Coleman, Sec.-I do NOT know who this is-sgs

The Family of Martha Swepson Clay & Col. Lawson Burfoot (M) Chest. Co., Va. April 12, 1803 (Burfoot Bible Records has Dec 14, 1803) Martha Swepson "Patsy " Clay was born March 30, 1789 Va. Died Sept, 1824, Chesterfield Co, Va (Obit, Sept. 24, 1824 Richmond Enquirer, P 3)

Col. Lawson Burfoot was born Ca 1781/2 and died Tuesday, April 19, 1842. in his 60th yr. at his residence in Chesterfield Co, Va. Obit Tuesday, April 19, 1842.Richmond Whig & Public Adv.


Children: Burfoot/Burford 1. Eleazer Thomas (Thomas Eleazer Burfoot) born June 7, 1805 Died: St. Aug, Fla, Nov. 19, 1833 U S Dist. Attorney for the Eastern Dist. of Va. (M) Dec 7, 1827 Powhatan Co., Va Miss Mary Elizabeth Clarke, Dtr of Maj. John Clarke of Powhatan Co, Va

a. Eliza Born Ca 1828-29 Va (single, liv/w/mother 1850 Richmond, Va) b. Charlotte Matilda Born Ca 1829/1830 Died: 2/1/1832 (in 3rd yr) (Obit) (another source gives her death date as Jan. 21, 1832)*** (1830 census has only 1 dtr shown) c. Catherine J. Born Ca 1831 Died June 15, 1848 Chest. Co, Va Mary E. Clarke Burfoot (M) #2 Nathaniel P. Howard Feb. 20, 1849 2. Eloisa Matilda Burfoot (Eliza) born Jan. 25, 1807 Died: Sept 17, 1873 (M) May 27, 1822 Edward Osborne Friend Chest. Co, Va By Rev. Rice-He was born Feb 14, 1800 Died May 2, 1838* Chest. Co, Va-"Leaving a companion & 5 children to mourn their loss" Richmond Enquirer-July 14, 1846* -Edward O Friend, Chesterfield Co Bur: Friend Family cemetery, Chest. Co, Va a. Joseph L. Born May 29, 1824 Died: Oct 18, 1851 (M) Catherine H. "Kate" Murchie Oct 10, 1849 Chest Co, Va Born June 17, 1828 Died: Jan 06, 1866 "Kelburn(e)", Chest. Co., Va.-Friend Family Cemetery, Chesterfield Co, Va 1. Joseph L. Jr Born Ca 1850 Died abt 1853-aged 2 yrs, 11 mos, 19 days -Friend family Cemetery, Chesterfield Co, Va b. John Edward Born Ca 1826 Va (Physician/Farmer, Henrico Co, Va) (M) #1 Mary ____Born Ca 1835 Va (M) #2 Charlotte M. Baker Born Ca 1850 Va 1. Charles Thomas Born July 10, 1874 "Enerdale", Henrico Co, Va Died: Nov 19, 1934 Richmond, Henrico Co, Va Bur: Hollywood Cem, Richmond, Va 2. Edward Osborne Born Feb 8, 1879 Died Oct 16, 1952 Richmond, Henrico Co., Va-Bur: Hollywood Cem, Richmond, Va (M) Margaret Carter April 30, 1912 a. John Edward Friend (M) Margaret Elizabeth Cochrane c. Charles Thomas d. Peter Randolph born Jan 23, 1828 died Jan 31, 1848 (Feb. 8, 1848 Chesterfield Co-Richmond Enquirer) Friend Family graveyard, Chesterfield Co, Va e Martha Amelia died (July 14, 1846 Chesterfield Co-Richmond Enquirer) Friend family Graveyard, Chesterfield Co, Va

Eliza Matilda (Burfoot) Friend (M) #2 June 27, 1840 Chester. Co, Va- Rev. Joseph Stevens Walthall (He died May, 1870) f. Burfoot Madison Born Abt March 1846 Died July 10, 1846 (age 4 mos) in "Kelburn", residence of late Robert D. Murchie-Friend family Cemetery, Chesterfield Co, Va g. Benjamin S. Born Ca 1849 Va 3. Elizabeth Frances A. Burfoot born Oct. 10, 1808 d. Sept 17, 1860 Stockton, San Joaquin Co., Calif. (M) Feb. 25, 1834 Madison Walthall Chest. Co, Va-wife & 2 ch lived 1850 Lowndes Co, Miss, & He & family lived 1860 Douglass/Oneal T/S, San Joaquin Co, California. He was b. Oct. 19, 1793 Va d. June 15, 1868 Stockton, Calif. ("from fall from a windmill") (1850-1930 census in my file)

Madison Walthall was a rancher, Attorney & Representative in the California State Legislature (Rep. Coloma in the Assembly of 1849

a. Madison Walthall JR b. March 12, 1836 Columbus, Lowndes, Miss. d. April 28, 1873 Stockton, San Joaquin Co., Calif. (M) abt 1864 Sarah Emeline Covert. She was b. 1846 Ark. He is a farmer, 1870 O'Neal T/S, San Joaquin Co, California . Sarah app. died pr to 1880. Son "Matt" was age 8 yrs, @ school in 1880 HH of . D. Kickert, Empire, Stanislaus Co, Calif.

1. Frances Hester Walthall b. April 9, 1865 San Joaquin Co, Calif d. Nov 4, 1865 same place

2. Stella Burfoot Walthall b. Oct. 14, 1866 San Joaquin Co, Calif d. Dec 23, 1955 Shasta Co., Calif. (did not locate Stella or her mother in 1880 census) Stella (M) #1 Edward Augustus Belcher He was b. Aug., 1851 Vermont & d. Dec 19, 1926 San Francisco, Calif-They lived 1900 San Francisco, Calif. He is a lawyer, NO children. They divorced & Stella (M) pr to 1910 #2 James Benjamin Patterson b. April 30, 1878 Calif. d. Sept. 24, 1956 Humbolt Co., Calif (Stella is shown as 47 yrs old in 1920, but she is really nearly 54 yrs old, w/a 2 yr old son) He is a genl. farmer, 1910 & 1920 Junction City, Trinity Co.. Calif. & a stockman/genl farmer, 1930 Klamath, Humbolt Co., Calif.

a. James I W "Ralph" Patterson b. Feb., 1918 Trinity Co., Calif-James I W & Ralph appear to be same person-shown as age 1 5/12 in 1920 census & age 12 in 1930 Census

DAR ID # 22477 Stella Walthall Belcher, Dtr of Madison Walthall, Jr & Sarah Emily Covert, gr/dtr of Madison Walthall & Elizabeth Frances Burfoot, grt gr/dtr of Lawson Burfoot & Martha Swepson Clay

3. Octavia Rachel Walthall b. 1869 Stockton, San Joaquin Co, Calif d. Dec. 21, 1873

4. Mary Walthall b. 1869 Stockton, San Joaquin Co, Calif d. Nov 29, 1869

5. John Madison "Matt" Walthall b. Dec 31, 1871 Stockton, San Joaquin Co, Calif d. June 15, 1933 Modesto, Stanislaus Co, Calif (M) Alice A Atwood June 25, 1907 She was b. 1884 Maine He is in 1880 Empire, Stanislaus Co, Calif HH of D. Kickert, (age 8 yrs.@ school) He is single, District Attorney, 1900 Modesto, Calif, HH of Wm. Shoemake; & Attorney, 1910 Modesto, Calif. (M) 3 yrs, NO Ch; Lawyer, Genl. Practice, 1920 Modesto, Stanislaus Co., Calif, ; Attorney,, Genl. practice, 1930 Modesto, Stanislaus Co, Calif (M) @ ages 33 & 23

a. Sidney Walthall dtr-b. Oct. 4, 1911 Stanislaus Co, Calif. (single 1930)

b. Lawson Burfoot Walthall b. March 23, 1844 Lowndes Co., Miss d. April 23, 1913 Modesto, Stanislaus Co., Calif. (M) Mary Adline Covert Sept 26, 1869 Stanislaus Co., Calif. She was b. Oct. 22, 1850 Ozark, Franklin Co., Ark d. 1870's California. He is County Clerk, 1870 Emory (Knights Ferry) Stanislaus Co, Calif. (M) #2 Augusta W. Vass April 11, 1877 Stanislaus Co., Calif . She was b. Feb., 1855 Tenn. She had 8 ch-6 liv 1900 Modesto, Calif.-He lives 1880 Modesto, Stanislaus Co., Calif, Occ: Not given; He is a Real Estate Agent, 1900 & 1910 Modesto, Calif.; Augusta lives w/dtr Grace Brinkerhoff 1920 Ceres, Stanislaus Co., Calif.

1. Harry Walthall b. Aug 6, 1870 d. Jan 29, 1871 Stanislaus Co., Calif.

2. Addie Walthall b. May 11, 1872 d. June 6, 1872 Stanisclaus Co., Calif

3. Lawson Walthall b. May 11, 1872 d. June 9, 1872 Stanislaus Co., Calif

(children by 2nd wife)

4. Edward Burfoot Walthall b. Jan. 19, 1878 California d. Feb. 3, 1960 Alameda, California (Mother's Maiden Name: Vass) (He is a Bkkpr. Bank, 1900 Modesto, Calif., single-also en. in Fresno, Calif. 1900- (M) abt 1901 Winifred Jones b. Oct. 14, 1875 Iowa d. May 7, 1950 San Mateo, Calif.-1910 Fresno, Fresno Co, Calif, Mgr, Light & Power Co; (M) 9 yrs, NO ch.; 1920 Fresno, Fresno Co., Calif-Manager, Power Co; NO ch. in HH & 1930 Oakland, Alameda Co, Calif., Executive, Utility Co (M) @ age 23 & 25-No ch.. iin HH

5. Hugh Lawson Walthall b. March 12, 1879 Modesto, Stanislaus Co., Calif. d. Feb. 20, 1950 Logan's Beach, Calif. (Mother's maiden name, Vass) (M) Mary Breyoort Storm Oct 21, 1905 She was b. Jan 14, 1882 NY, d. Aug. 8, 1955 Los Angeles, Calif.-1910 WD 1, Salt Lake City, Utah 2nd Lt., U S Navy (M-I-L in HH); 1920 Highland, Orange Co., NY, U S Military Reservation, Captain, U S Army;

a. Virginia Madison Walthall b. Sept 27, 1907 Phillipine Islands, d. Oct. 8, 1985 Monterey, Calif. (M) Sidney Clinton Crane (Had 2 ch)

b. Isabel Lawson Walthall b. Oct. 22, 1913 China d. Oct. 20, 1971 Orange Co., Calif. (M) #1 Harlow B. Boyle (M) #2 Austin A. Straubel (Had 2 Straubel ch)

6. Grace Walthall b.Oct., 1880 Calif d. after 1930 census (M) George E. Brinkerhoff abt Jan, 1898. He was b. Nov, 1875 Calif. d. bet. 1920-1930 Calif. (He is a farmer, 1900 Modesto, Stanisclaus. Co., Calif, wife & 1 son, aged 1 5/12; (M) 2 yrs, Had 1 child, 1 living, His mother Mary b. June, 1846 KY in HH; He is a Real Estate Agent, 1910 Modesto, Stanislaus Co., Calif., (M) 10 yrs, Had 2 ch-2 liv. & he is a genl. farmer, 1920 Ceres, Stanislaus Co, Calif, Her mother in HH; Grace is a widow, 1930 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., Calif. , shows (M) @ age 18 yrs, w/Mother Augusta Walthall , age 75, Wid. in HH

a. Joris Madison.Brinherhoff b. Dec 7, 1898* Calif. d. January 12, 1966 Alameda, Calif. Mother's maiden name: Walthall-(age 1 5/12 1900 census HH of parents)* He is a salesman, Oil Co, 1930 Solano, Rio Vista Co, Calif, (M) abt 1925, Margaret Duncan b. abt 1900 Calif. (both (M) @ age 25 yrs.-actually he would be 26)* Death records have 1900 as birth yr

1. Duncan Walthall Brinkerhoff b.May 29, 1926 San Joaquin Co, Calif. (Mother's maiden name: Duncan)

2. James Donald Brinkerhoff b. April 22, 1930 Merced Co., Calif (Mother's maiden name: Duncan)

b. Hugh Walthall Brinkerhoff b. Oct. 4, 1901 Calif. d. Oct. 15, 1947 Stanislaus Co. Calif; Mother's maiden name: Walthall--He is a farmer 1930 T/S 17, Contra Costa, Calif., Wid'r, (M) @ age 25 yrs.-No wife/children in HH.

7. Elizabeth V F.. "Bessie" Walthall b. Nov, 1883-single 1910 Modesto, Calif

8. Octavius R. Walthall (son) b. June, 1890-does not appear 1910 census

9. Albert S. Walthall b. Nov, 1892-d. after 1930 census-single 1910 Modesto, Calif (M) Gertrude D. ____ b. abt 1896 Wisconsin He is Bkkpr, Power Co., 1920 Fresno, Fresno Co, Calif; NO ch in HH & Accountant, 1930 Fresno, Fresno Co, Calif-(M) @ ages 27 & 24, NO ch in HH

10. & 11- 2 children b. & d. bet. census records

4. Martha J. Swepson Burfoot Born Jan, 1811 (1810?) She died Columbus, Lowndes Co., Miss. Nov. 25, 1837 (Richmond Whig) (M) Benjamin H. Bransford Sept 30, 1833 Chesterfield Co, Va

a. Infant dtr born & died June 21, 1833-Friend Family Cemetery, Chesterfield Co, Va Benjamin (M) #2 Hannah Elizabeth Walker June 4, 1839 by Rev Jones 5. Lawson McKenzie Burfoot born March 1811 (sic) 1812? died June, 1813 6. Mary Ann Moseley Burfoot born Jan 6, 1814 died March 23, 1840-Friend Family Cemetery, Chesterfield Co, Va (M) July 16, 1833 Chest. Co, Va Thomas M. Burfoot-(Cousin?) born Ca 1812 Va Died: Nov, 1861 Chest. Co, Va (Will) a. Mary Susan (Only child) born Aug, 1836 Va Died: Pr to Aug, 1865 Amelia Co, Va (M) Matthew Richard Bland Feb 17, 1858 Chest Co, Va He was born Ca 1827 Nottoway Co, Va Died Apr 17, 1865 Amelia Co, Va Thomas M. Burfoot (M) twice more & had other children 7. Lawson Munson Burfoot born March 14, 1816 Died pr to 1870 (M) Sept. 28, 1835 Harriett Howlett (she lived w/son Thos. E. 1870) a. Thomas E. born 1843 (M) Mary E. _____ Both deceased pr to 1880). 1. Lawson Born Ca 1864 Va 2. John M Born Ca 1868 Va 3. Harriett Born Ca 1870 Va 8. Susan Gilbert Burfoot born Sept. 25, 1819 Died: Obit June 30, 1840 age 22 yrs 9. Octavia Julia Burfoot born May 6, 1822 (M) Oct. 25, 1840 Garysburg, NC William E. Martin of Columbus, Miss (She lived 1880 Midlothian, Chest.Co, Va.w/nieces/nephews in her HH)

The Valentine Papers, Vol 1-4, 1864-1908 Cary Family 1829, July 27. Peter M. Cary , of Chesterfield County to Milton Cary , of same County. 3 negroes, Beckey , Stephen and Moses . Deed of trust to secure said Milton Cary who is said Peter M. Cary 's surety in a delivery bond for $347-22 to Edward Cox , assignee of Higgason Cox . Lawson Burfoot , trustee. 1823, July 28 , Ibid., p. 216.

The Valentine Papers, Vol 1-4, 1864-1908 Cary Family* 1829, July 27. Peter M. Cary , to Milton Cary , conveyance of property to secure said Milton Cary who is surety for Peter M. Cary on bond to Elizabeth Cary . Lawson Burfoot , trustee. 1824 May 12 , D. B. 25, p. 602.

Cary Family 1829, July 27. Samuel Cary, deed of trust from Dan'l Belcher , whose surety said Cary has become, on an injunction bond. Thomas E. Burfoot , trustee. 1829, April 13 , D. B. 28, p. 480.

The Valentine Papers, Vol 1-4, 1864-1908 Chesterfield County Records Rebecca Smith and Sarah Roddy of the city of Richmond , Va. Deed of Trust from Green Hall of Chesterfield Co. , to Wm. Gray of Chesterfield Co. , to secure several notes held by the sd. Rebecca Smith and Sarah Roddy of Richmond , Va. 561 acres in Chesterfield Co. , whereof the late Capt. Francis Smith died siezed, conveyed by even date to sd. Green Hall by Wm. Gray , trustee, under a deed made by Lawson M. Burfoot . Mch. 24, 1847 . D. B. 37, p. 232.

Civil War Service Records- Lawson M. Burfoot Co A, 2 Va. Artillery, Rank: @ Induction-Captain @ Discharge: Captain Allegiance: Confederate

Chesterfield Co, Va Marriages-Burfoot Martha J. S. -Benjamin H, Bransford Sept 30, 1822 Eloisa Matilda-Edw. D. Friend May 27, 1823 Elizbth F.-Madison Walthall Feb. 25, 1834 Mary A. M.-Thomas M. Burfoot July 16, 1833 (cousins?)

1810 Chesterfield Co, Va P 60-Lawson Burfoot 10310-21100 16 slaves 1820 Chesterfield Co, Va P 224 Lawson Burfoot 210110-32010 & 20 slaves 1830 Chesterfield Co, Va. P 487 Lawson Burfoot 00020011-1130001 2 M 15-20, 1 M 40-50, 1 M 50-60, 1 F Und 5, 1 F 5-10, 3 F 10-15, 1 F 40-50 113 slaves P 443-Thomas E. Burfoot 1 M 20-30, 1 F Und 5, 1 F 20-30 11 slaves P 211 Eliazer Clay Clay 000001-00101-7 slaves

1840 Chesterfield Co, Va. Upper Dist P 185 Lawson Burfoot 2 M Und 5, 1 M 15-20, 2 M 20-30, 1 M 50-60 1 F Und 5, 1 F 15-20, 2 F 20-30, 1 F 30-40, 42 slaves, 12 persons eng. in Agr. P 185 Upper Dist-Thomas M Burfoot (Slave sch. only-22 slaves) P 221 Lower Dist- Thomas Burfoot 00001-0001-39 slaves P 195 Upper Dist-Matilda E. Friend 01201-100001-37 slaves P 177 Upper Dist- Benj. H. Bransford 00001-0001-24 slaves

1850 Lowndes Co, Miss HH 912-912-Elizabeth F. Walthall 40F Va $7500.; Maddison Walthall 14M Miss; Lawson M Walthall 6M Miss & 3 slaves (Madison Walthall, SR, is now in California, where he participated in organization of government of that State.

San Joaquin Co., Californ Marriage Records

Aaron Tyner-Decie Ann Cade by M Walthall, Aug 28, 1855

Feb. 27, 1856 John A Tyler-Mary Tyner, Wts: John Keenan, Elizabeth E Walthall, by M Walthall, JP

Benoni Westfall-Rebecca Barrett by M Walthall, JP 4/24/1857

Charles Werth-Ana Dutmiller by W M Walthall, JP 5/7/1857

James W Stetson-Mary S Jones, by J A Jenkins, JP Wts: Madison Walthall, Esquire, etal, June 18, 1857

1850 Henrico Co, Va P 426 (Richmond City) Nathaniel T. Howard 41 M Va Clerk $1,000. Mary E. " 38 F Va (Wid of Thomas Eleazer Burfoot) Eliza Burfoot 21 F Va (Dtr of Thomas Eleazer Burfoot) Waga P Mosly 72 M Va

1850 Henrico Co, Va P 430 Joseph S. Walthall 35 M Va Minister Matilda E. 40 F Va (nee Burfoot, wid of Edward O. Friend) James " 10 M Va (Not her son) Benj. " 8/12 M Va (Her son) Martha Morris 40 F Va Ann E. Miller 10 F Va

1850 Chesterfield Co, P 83 (Upper Dist) HH 360-384 William E. Martin 36 WM Va farmer $4435. Julia " 26 F Va (Burfoot)

1850 Chesterfield Co., VA. P 81 HH 335-360 Joseph Friend 26 M Va Catherine " 21 F Va & 3 boarders (Murchie)

1850 Chesterfield Co, Va P 112 Thomas M. Burfoot 38 M Va farmer (this is NOT their son, but their son-in-law)* Olivia 22 F Va (#3 wife) Mary 14 F Va - by wife #1, Mary Ann Moseley Burfoot-sgs Thomas 06 M Va-by wife #2 Martha 1 F Va-by wife #3 Emaline 38 F Va (His sister? -see Bible records below)

  • Son of Matthew Burfoot & Mary Trabue (M) 9/9/1811 Chest. Co, Va?

1850 Chesterfield, Va. P 112 Thos. P Hare 50 M Va Farmer Lawson M Burfoot 34 M Va Farmer $6,000 Harriett " 34 F Va (nee Howlett) Thomas " 7 M Va (Thos. E.)

1850 Chesterfield Co, Va P 122 Lower Dist HH 329-329 Benjamin H. Bransford 38 M Va Farmer $2000 Hannah E. " 30 F Va* #2 wife Martha S. " 9 F Va Mary S. " 7 F Va Catherine E. " 6 F Va Henry W. " 4 M Va John F. " 2 M Va Thomas " 2/12 M Va Mary J Brown 36 F Va Elizabeth F. Miller 9 F Va

  • wife #1 Martha J. Swepson Burfoot died Nov 25, 1837, Columbus, Miss-None of these children belong to her.
  • Benjamin H. Bransford (M) Hannah Elizabeth Walker June 4, 1839 by Rev Jones

1860 San Joaquin Co., California, Douglass/Oneal T/S HH 439-455 Madison Walthall 66M Va Farmer; Elizabeth F. " 51 F Va; Lawson B. Walthall 16M Miss Calvin Baxter 25 M Pa., farm labor

HH 440-456 Madison Walthall, Jr. 23M Miss farmer

San Joaquin Co., Calif Marriages-M Walthall, JR, age 27-Sarah Covert, 17, dtr of John Covert, by John S Burchard, MG Jan. 21, 1864

1860 Wake Co, NC (Raleigh) P 143b HH 70-70 Danl. Dupre 38 M NC Doctor Christiana 79 F Va Land Lady $10,000 R. B. " 36F NC Land lady A. F. " 37 F NC Joseph F. Walthal 48 M Va Minister of B. B. $2,000 Matilda " 52 F Va (Burfoot) Benjamin S. (L.?) " 10 M Va

Civil War Service Records-Lawson B Walthall (Whose son?) Residence: Rockingham County, North Carolina Occupation: Student Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 03 May 1861 at the age of 17 Enlisted in Company H, 13th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 03 May 1861. Promoted to Full Corporal on 30 June 1861 Promoted to Full Sergeant on 26 April 1862 Discharged Company H, 13th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 01 August 1862

1860 Chesterfield Co, Va. P 315 (Manchester PO) L (Lawson) M Burfoot 44 M Va Lawyer $10,000 Real Est Harriett " 45 F Va Pers. Prop-$12,670. (Howlett) Thomas " 17 M Va (Thos E) *(Captain, CSA-Virginia)

  • Co. A, 22nd Battn. VA Inf., Capt. Thomas E. Burfoot's Co

P 356 (Manchester) HH 328-332 Wm. E. Martin 45 M Va farmer 17,000/19,500. Octavia J.(Julia) " 37 F Va (Burfoot) Wm. Oshman? 16 M Va farming Mary " 15 F Va Jno. W. Sapesarle? /LaPrade? 11 M Va Henry " 9 M Va

1860 Chesterfield Co, Va P 500 Southern Division HH 276-286 Thos. M Burfoot 44 M Va farmer $62,000/35,861 Olivia M " 30 F Va #3 wife Thomas M " 16 M Va CSA-Virginia* Martha W. " 11 F Va Walter D " 8 M Va Ellen C " 5 F Va John M " 3 M Va Mary D Alcots 20 F Va teacher Martha A Belsher 12 F Va

Civil War Service Records

  • Thomas M Burfoot

Residence: Jones Road, Falling Creek, VA, Virginia Occupation: Student Service Record: Hospitalized at Manchester, VA (Chronic diarrhea) Promoted to Full Enlisted as a Private on 06 August 1862 Drafted in 12th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 06 August 1862. Hospitalized on 10 October 1862 at Winchester, VA Sick leave on 15 August 1863 Hospitalized on 15 December 1863 at Chimborazo Hospl, Richmond, VA Surrendered 12th Infantry Regiment Virginia on 09 April 1865 in Appomattox Court House, VA

Chesterfield Co, Va Wills THOMAS M. BURFOOT will dated: 2 April 1859 proved: 4 Dec. 186? Legatees; wife, Olivia M. Burfoot children, Thomas M. Burfoot, Mary Susan Bland-(wife of Mathew Bland)

1860 Amelia Co, Va (Finney Mills PO) P 198 HH 396-380 Matthew R Bland 34 M Va farmer 30,000/28,916 Mary S. " 24 F Va (Burfoot) John R J___(Illegible) 27 M Va teacher Wm. Hall 19 M Va Overseer

1870 Chesterfield Co, Va (Chester PO) P 250a HH 257-257 William E. Martin 56 WM Va armer $6500/3000 Octavia " 46 WF Va (Burfoot) George? LaPrade? 21 WM Va farmer Henry " 20 WM Va Robert Hockell? 13 WM Va @ School Thaddeus " 11 WM Va @ School Mary Oshman/Osburn? 25 WF Va No Occ Jane Newby 70 BF Va Domestic Sevt

1870 Chesterfield Co, Va (Chester PO) P 275a HH 653-661 Olivia M Burfoot 37 WF Va HK 3,000/1,000 (Wid of Thomas M Burfoot) Thomas M " 27 WM Va farmer 11,000 Mary E. " 22 WF Va Martha " 21 WF Va James " 19? WM Va (Not listed 1860) Walter D. " 18 WM Va farmer Ellen C " 15 WF Va @ school John M " 13 WM Va " Alice Goff 19 WF Va teacher

1870 Chesterfield, Va P216a Chester T/S Chester PO HH 359-405 Thomas E Burfoot * 27 WM Va farmer $300. Mary E " 27 WF Va John M " 2 WM Va Lawson " 6 WM Va Harriett " 56 WF Va (His mother, Harriett Howlett Burfoot) Harriett " 1/12 WF Va Thomas F Robinson 21 WM VA clerk in grocery

  • (s/o Lawson M Burfoot & Harriett Howlett)

1870 Henrico Co, Va (Fairfield T/S Richmond PO) P 292a, HH 508-522 John E Friend 38 WM Va Physician/Farmer Mary A " 35 WF Va Rosa Smith 35 WF Ireland HK Mary Smith 30 WF Ireland HK

1880 Henrico Co, Va Fairfield T/S P 371C John E Friend 54 WM Va Va Va Farmer Charlotte M " 30 WF Va Va Va wife Charles F. (T?) " 5 WM Va Va Va son Edward O " 1 WM Va Va Va son Mineonetta Swift 14 WF Va Va Va stepdtr & 2 white and 3 bl/mu servants

1880 Chesterfield Co, (Midlothian PO) Va P 233C Octavia J. Martin 58 WF Va Va Va Farming & HK (nee Burfoot) Virginia Burfoot 38 WF Va Va Va Niece @ home Thomas D. " 1 WM Va Va Va nephew @ home Lawson " 15 WM Va Va Va nephew @ school (s/o Thos. E. & Mary E. Burfoot) Egbert J Baugh 56 WM Va Farm Mgr single Jane Newby 76 BF Wid Cook

1880 Chesterfield Co , Va P 198B Wm E. Howlett 65 M Va Va Va Farmer Martha " 58 F Va Va Va Percy Bearfoot 9 M Va Va Va gr/son and 2 boarders

1900 Henrico Co, Va ( Monroe Ward, Richmond) P 41 HH 37-52 (316 Leigh St) C T Friend 25 WM July 1874 Va Va Va shipping clerk marr 2 yrs Maud " 20 WF Feb, 1880 Va Va Va wife had no children E O " 21 WM Feb, 1879 Va Va Va brother

Diocese of Richmond, Microfilm #1 (Notre Dame Archives) L Burfoot, Thomas E. [receipt] 1827/0109

  • MDRI 1 Document : Burfoot, Thomas E. [receipt] 1827/0109

The following records, Courtesy of Jackie Pierendri, were taken from Amelia Co, Va 1735-1865 miscellaneous records, compiled by Gibson Jefferson McConnoughey

BURFOOT NEW TESTAMENT (Inscription: This was originally the property of Thos. E. Burfoot, grand-father of Miss Emmeline E. Burfoot. Miss Emmeline Burfoot was born in 1810"

Marriages: Lawson Burfoot and Martha Swepson Clay were married-December 14th, 1803 Births: Eleazer Thomas Burfoot born June 7th, 1805 Eliza Matilda Burfoot " Jan'y. 25th, 1807 Elizabeth Frances Burfoot " Oct'r. 25th, 1808 Martha Swepson Burfoot " Janu'y. 18th, 1811 Lawson McKenzie Burfoot " date not recollected Mary Ann Moseley Burfoot " Jan 6, 1814 Lawson Monsey Burfoot " March 14, 1816 Susan Gilbert Burfoot " Sept 25, 1818 Octavia Julia Burfoot " May 6, 1822

Some of the following records courtesy of Patty Macsisak : All references below are via Henley Marriage & Obituary Database, Library of Virginia.

Married- On Thursday May 29, by Rev. Rice, Mr. Edward O. Friend, to Miss Eloisa Matilda Burfoot, daughter of Col. Lawson Burfoot, all of Chesterfield County. (p. 3, c. 4) Richmond Enquirer Friday, June 6, 1822.

Richmond Enquirer (Richmond, Va. :Friday, September 24, 1824. Died- On Wednesday, September 15, in Chesterfield County, Mrs. Martha S. Burfoot, consort of Col. Lawson Burfoot, in her 37th year. (p. 3, c. 5)

Thursday, December 14, 1827 Richmond Enquirer Married- On Thursday, December 7, by Rev. William H Hart, Thomas E Burfoot of Chesterfield County, to Miss Mary Elizabeth Clarke, youngest daughter of Major John Clarke of Powhatan County (p 3, col 6)

Thursday, February 2, 1832. Constitutional Whig (Richmond, VA) Died- This morning (Feb. 1), in the third year of her age, Charlotte Matilda, second daughter of Thomas E. Burfoot, of Richmond. (p. 3, c. 4)

Thursday, December 5, 1833 American Beacon and Norfolk and Portsmouth Daily Advertiser -Died- In St. Augustine (Fla.) on Nov. 19, Thomas E. Burfoot, District Attorney of the U.S. for the Eastern District of Virginia, and eldest son of Col. Lawson Burfoot, of Chesterfield County (p 3, col 4)

Saturday, December 7, 1833 Virginia Herald (Fredericksburg, VA) Died- In St. Augustine (Fla.) on Nov. 19, Thomas E. Burfoot, District Attorney of the U.S. for the Eastern District of Virginia, and eldest son of Col. Lawson Burfoot, of Chesterfield County (p 3, col 2)

Thursday, December 12, 1833. Virginia Free Press (Charles Town, West Virginia) Died- In St. Augustine (Fla.) on Nov. 19, Thomas E. Burfoot, District Attorney of the U.S. for the Eastern District of Virginia, and eldest son of Col. Lawson Burfoot, of Chesterfield County (p 3, col 1)

Married- In Chesterfield County on Sept. 29, by Rev. James B. Taylor, Lawson M. Burfoot, to Miss Harriet Howlett, dau. of Thomas Howlett, Sen'r, both of that county. (p. 2, c. 7) Tuesday, October 6, 1835. Richmond Whig & Pub. Adv.

Richmond Whig & Public Advertiser (Richmond, Va.) Died- In Columbus, Miss., on Nov. 25, Mrs. Martha J. Bransford, wife of Benjamin H. Bransford, and third dau. of Col. Burfeot, of Chesterfield, Va. (p. 4, c. 6) Tuesday, December 19, 1837.

Married- On June 4, by Rev. Jones, Benjamin H. Bransford, to Hannah Elizabeth Walker, second dau. of Dr. J. R. Walker, all of Chesterfield County. (p. 2, c. 5) Friday, June 7, 1839.Richmond Whig & Public Adv.

Died- At the residence of her father (Col. Lawson Burfoot), in her 22d year, Miss Susan G. Burfoot. (p. 2, c. 2) Tuesday, June 30, 1840.Richmond Whig & Public Advertiser

Married- On Oct. 25, at Garysburg, N.C., by Rev. Howards Publis, William E. Martin, of Columbus, Miss., to Octavia J. Burfoot, dau. of Lawson Burfoot, of Chesterfield County, Va. (p. 3, c. 1) Tuesday, October 27, 1840. Richmond Whig & Public Advertiser

Richmond Whig & Public Advertiser Tuesday, April 19, 1842. Died- At his residence in Chesterfield County Col. Lawson Burfoot in his 60th year. (p. 2, c. 7)

Died- At Kelburn, the late residence of Ro. D. Murchie, dec'd, on July 10, Burfoot Madison Walthall, infant son of Joseph S. and Matilda E. Walthall, aged 4 months. (p. 1, c. 6) Tuesday, July 14, 1846.Richmond Whig & Public Adv.

Friday, June 23, 1848. Richmond Whig and Public Advertiser (Richmond, VA) Died- On June 15, at Midlothian, the residence of A. S. Wooldridge, of Chesterfield County, in her 17th year, Miss Catharine J. Burfoot dau. of the late Thomas E. Burfoot, of Richmond, leaving her mother and sister.

Thursday, February 22, 1849. Richmond Whig and Public Advertiser (Richmond, Va) Married- In Richmond on Feb. 20, by Rev. Bishop Johns, Nathaniel P. Howard, to Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Burfoot, all of Richmond. (p. 1, c. 4)

Ref to marriages of Thomas M. Burfoot:- R. Bolling Batte Papers, Library of Virginia-These papers erroneously give Thomas Eleazer Burfoot & Thomas M. Burfoot as both being sons of Col Lawson Burfoot & Martha Swepson Clay. Thomas M. Burfoot* was their son-in-law, as he married their dtr.Mary Ann Moseley Burfoot, July 16, 1833, and she was deceased as of 1841, when Thomas M. Burfoot married his second wife in that year.-SGS & Patty Macsisak

  • Prob. s/o Matthew Burfoot & Mary Trabue, (M) 1811 Chest. Co, Va.-- Died- In Richmond, yesterday, Capt. Matthew Burfoot. (p 3, c. 5) Richmond Enquirer July 3, 1827

Burfoot, Thomas (Va). Adjutant 14th Virginia, 12th January, 1778; 2d Lieutenant, 9th September, 1778; regiment designated 10th Virginia, 14th September, 1778; 1st Lieutenant, 16th July, 1780; Captain Lieutenant, 18th July, 1781; transferred to 1st Virginia, 12th February, 1781, and served to close of war. (Died 1820.)-REF: AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICAL LIBRARY (Father of Col Lawson Burfoot?)

Died- At his residence in Chesterfield County, on Monday, Novemebr 13, Thomas Burfoot, Sr., born at the Capitol Landing, Queen's Creek, in York County, and trained to be a bricklayer. He served in the Revolutionary War, etc etc-Richmond Enquirer-Friday, November 17, 1820. (Father of Col. Lawson Burfoot?)

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