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Sketch:  Brief Notes on the Children of Evan Jones
Sketch: Brief Notes on the Children of Evan Jones
Dr Evan Jones was twice married, first to Mary Stevenson in about 1725, and secondly to Bridget Mathews. As a Mathews family researcher, I have been most interested to identify the mother of Evan Jones' children.  
 
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Sketch: A Markham wife for Cheadle Burch
Sketch: A Markham wife for Cheadle Burch
Cheadle Burch and his wife Judith are the focus of this sketch. They are first identified together in an 1806 deed in Amelia county Virginia. The question that I struggle with is – Which Judith Markham was married to Cheadle Burch? PDF 
 
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Sketch: A Wife for John Markham
Sketch: A Wife for John Markham
Despite a diligent search, I have never found an original document or significant historical evidence of the wife of John Markham. In my own branch of the Markham family it has been readily accepted that her name was Catherine Mathews. PDF 
 
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Sketch: Athlone Ireland 1690-1691
Sketch: Athlone Ireland 1690-1691
Was Benfletcher Mathews a member of the garrison at Athlone in the late 17th century? –Or, was he a merchant or man of business in the town of Athlone?  
 
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Sketch: Cooke Family from Redford's The History of Methodism in Kentucky
Sketch: Cooke Family from Redford's The History of Methodism in Kentucky
Norburn Cooke and his Christian wife, Judith V Cooke, emigrated from Virginia to Kentucky in 1810, and became members of the first class organized in Versailles in 1811. PDF  
 
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Sketch: Death Comes to John Markham
Sketch: Death Comes to John Markham
John Markham wrote his Will on the 20th of October in the year 1770. It was proved in the Chesterfield County Virginia Court on the 1st of February 1771 . . Coupling John Markham’s Will with other documents related to the settlement of his estate, we recognize that John Markham was a man of comfortable means . . PDF 
 
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Sketch: Dorcus Callaway
Sketch: Dorcus Callaway
Dorcus was born a slave in Virginia, about the year 1820. When she was very young, perhaps still an infant, she was purchased by the James Callaway family of Pittsylvania county Virginia. PDF  
 
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Sketch: Identifying Francis Smith
Sketch: Identifying Francis Smith
Francis Smith Jr, son of Francis Smith Sr and Elizabeth Waddy, is the line that we follow. He was born about 1742 and grew up in the home of his parents in Hanover county Virginia. Both Markham and Smith family records make the claim that he was first married to Catherine Markham and secondly to Miss (Elizabeth) Lewis. PDF  
 
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Sketch: Insanity - The Williamsburg Hospital
Sketch: Insanity - The Williamsburg Hospital
What was it like to be “an insane” at the beginning of nineteenth century in Virginia? This question begged to be answered when I discovered my 4xgreat-grandfather’s name on a list of patients of the Williamsburg Public Hospital. PDF  
 
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Sketch: Is Barnett Markham a misspelling of Bernard Markham?
Sketch: Is Barnett Markham a misspelling of Bernard Markham?
. . There were numerous mentions of the Markham brothers in various pension applications, as they served as Lieutentents, Captains, Majors, and Colonels. But the name Barnett Markham (Marcham, Markine) kept popping up in the applications, and this made me curious. PDF  
 
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Sketch: John Markham comes to New York
Sketch: John Markham comes to New York
John Markham first appeared in America, in the state of New York, in 1732. He was probably in his mid-twenties when he was appointed Lieutenent in the Company of Alexander Colden of Orange county New York . . PDF 
 
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Sketch: John Markham in Virginia
Sketch: John Markham in Virginia
Not long after his arrival in Chesterfield county Virginia, John Markham bought himself a sizeable piece of property – 770 acres for a price of 200 English pounds . . John Markham was past forty years of age when he arrived in Virginia. He may have been fast approaching fifty. He lived in his new home for almost twenty years. PDF 
 
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Sketch: John Markham moves on to Virginia - Where is the Evidence?
Sketch: John Markham moves on to Virginia - Where is the Evidence?
Through many years of research I have held tenaciously to the idea that the John Markham who appears in the records of Orange county New York through the 1730’s and 1740’s, is the same John Markham who surfaces in the records of Chesterfield county Virginia just after 1750. PDF 
 
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Sketch: Links to John Markham’s Story - A Table of Contents
Sketch: Links to John Markham’s Story - A Table of Contents
Over my years of research I have prepared a series of sketches to share what I have been able to learn about John Markham of Chesterfield County Virginia. This list acts as a Table of Contents to those sketches. Pam Garrett, November 2014. PDF
 
 
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Sketch: Marching Off to War - Henry Branch and the War of 1812
Sketch: Marching Off to War - Henry Branch and the War of 1812
In July of 1812 Henry Branch of Chesterfield county Virginia was preparing to march off to War. He had been appointed a Captain in the 20th Infantry Regiment, US Army in the spring of that year. PDF  
 
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Sketch: Markham Brothers in the American Revolution
Sketch: Markham Brothers in the American Revolution
The Markham family was well regarded in Chesterfield county Virginia, and it is not surprising that they filled roles of leadership in the community. At the beginning of the war, in 1775, possibly all of the Markham brothers were in Chesterfield county Virginia. PDF 
 
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Sketch: Militia of the Precinct of the Highlands, New York, 1738
Sketch: Militia of the Precinct of the Highlands, New York, 1738
In 1738 a Regiment of Militia was formed for Ulster county New York. Thomas Ellison was captain of the company for the Precinct of the Highlands . . . John Markham was a member of Thomas Ellison’s company in 1738. PDF 
 
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Sketch: Mrs Sallie Birch - Please Stand Up!
Sketch: Mrs Sallie Birch - Please Stand Up!
There is an interesting entry in a Markham genealogy, reading: "George Markham married Miss Hill. They left one daughter, Mrs Sallie Birch, who went to Pulaski, Tennessee . . " This statement does not fit well with what we know of George Markham's family. It needs further examination. PDF
 
 
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Sketch: Notes on the Patteson Graveyard, near Pulaski in Giles County Tennessee
Sketch: Notes on the Patteson Graveyard, near Pulaski in Giles County Tennessee
"Everything is a wilderness of thorn trees and bushes, vines, briars and weeds and bespeaks desolation and neglect. All of this family left here years since for Texas, Arizona and the west." PDF  
 
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Sketch: Our Colonial Governor – Three Theories
Sketch: Our Colonial Governor – Three Theories
The purpose of this sketch is to introduce three theories that have come about in response to the statement that Catherine Mathews, the wife of John Markham, was the daughter of a Colonial Governor. PDF  
 
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Sketch: Peter Mathews – Ancestral Possibilities
Sketch: Peter Mathews – Ancestral Possibilities
Considerable effort has been expended to try to identify the ancestors of Peter Mathews (#3646). I have looked at a number of Mathew, Mathews, Matthews individuals and families. To better define that research, I have placed these individuals in the Markham of Chesterfield database under a collective entry - "Mathews Ancestors ZCollector". PDF  
 
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Sketch: Siege of Yorktown - William Markham and Mary Wathen
Sketch: Siege of Yorktown - William Markham and Mary Wathen
William Markham and Mary Wathen were two of a company of Virginians who gave their lives during America’s War for Independence. William Markham is not among the records of the DAR. He does not even appear on a Virginia Militia list. But, the remembrance of a great-granddaughter marks his service to us all. PDF  
 
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Sketch: The Evans Family of Virginia - Stories of Doctors and Horses
Sketch: The Evans Family of Virginia - Stories of Doctors and Horses
On the 14th of January 1812 a deed was filed in Chesterfield county Virginia which named George Evans, his wife Mary, and six children: Mary who was the wife of William R Johnson, Elizabeth who was the wife of George Markham, George Evans Jr, Margaret Evans, Sydianna Evans and Jane Maria Evans. PDF 
 
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Sketch: The Judith Markham Story from an Old Clipping
Sketch: The Judith Markham Story from an Old Clipping
"My grandmother was a Markham, niece of Vincent Markham of Powhattan co, Va and of Bernard who lived in Dinwiddie County. Her father was a Revolutionary soldier, who sickened and died in Yorktown during the siege (1781)." PDF  
 
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Sketch: The Legend of Henry Wileman’s Burial on the Dubois Homestead
Sketch: The Legend of Henry Wileman’s Burial on the Dubois Homestead
The story below comes from “Legends of Shawangunk”, by Philip H Smith, published in 1887. It tells the story of Henry Wileman, and his burial on the DuBois homestead in Orange County New York. PDF 
 
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Sketch: The Patteson Men in the War of 1812
Sketch: The Patteson Men in the War of 1812
Two, perhaps three, of the sons of Nelson Patteson and Rebecca Markham gave service in the Creek Wars, and then moved on with General Andrew Jackson to the defense of New Orleans near the end of the War. PDF 
 
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Sketch: The Princess Anne Regiment of Foot 1685 – 1692
Sketch: The Princess Anne Regiment of Foot 1685 – 1692
In my search for ancestors for my 8x-great-grandfather, Peter Mathews, I have closely followed his likely relative, Benjamin Fletcher. In 1691 the two men are noted together in the Princess Anne Regiment of Foot, serving in Ireland – Benjamin Fletcher as Captain, and Peter Mathews as Quartermaster. PDF  
 
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Sketch: The Question of a Second Marriage for John Markham
Sketch: The Question of a Second Marriage for John Markham
There has long been a question in my mind as to whether Catherine Mathews Markham could have been the mother of all of John Markham’s children . . The argument in favor of a second wife for John Markham finds its strength in the evidence that he had three children, between 1750-1760, when Catherine Mathews Markham over age forty-five . . PDF  
 
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Sketch: The Scattering of John Markham’s Children
Sketch: The Scattering of John Markham’s Children
This sketch tells the story, in brief, of the movement of John Markham’s children and grandchildren. Most of his children married and remained in Virginia for another generation. But, as the nineteenth century dawned western movement began. PDF 
 
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Sketch: Thoughts on a Father for Peter Mathews (jr)
Sketch: Thoughts on a Father for Peter Mathews (jr)
Mathews family history suggests that Peter Mathews (jr) is the son of Fletcher Mathews, but questions remain. I have long considered whether the younger Peter Mathews might be a son of Vincent Mathews, Fletcher Mathews’ younger brother. PDF  
 
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Sketch: What John W Marshall Told Me!  The Markham – Somerville Family
Sketch: What John W Marshall Told Me! The Markham – Somerville Family
In 2003, I was in touch with John W Marshall, historian and author of two books on Mason, Tipton county Tennessee. He shared a wealth of information on the Somerville family and the many inter-related families in Fayette and Tipton county Tennessee. PDF  
 
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Sketch: Who is William Fletcher of Mitcham, Surrey?
Sketch: Who is William Fletcher of Mitcham, Surrey?
Question – Is there a relationship between William Fletcher of St Lawrence Jewry (London), and William Fletcher of Mitcham Surrey (London)? This sketch begins with information about William Fletcher Sr of St Lawrence Jewry, and considers a possible connection to William Fletcher of Mitcham, Surrey. PDF