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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Elizabeth Fauntleroy

1Robert H. Fauntleroy, Fauntleroy Family, The, Microfilm published: Washington, 1952, P 25, FHL 1318331 Item 3. "Was the Miss Betsy referred to by George Washington in a letter, to her father in 1752. This letter was published in the Alexandria.Gazette by General Fitzhugh Lee, who affirmed that "Miss  Betsy" was the "Lowland Beauty" who made such an impression on the heart of Washington when he was 20 years of age, and she was 16. Her portrait hangs in the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Va. Pictures of it, and a copy of Washington's letter may be found elsewhere in this book."

2Virginia Historical Magazine, The. Vol 1. Number 1. July 1891, Jefferson Wallace, Richmond, Virginia, pg 13. Copied by Sarah Yeiser Mason Heerman. "(j) This Elizabeth or Betsey Fauntleroy, it appears, was the "Lowland Beauty" who made an impression upon the youthful and susceptible heart of George Washington. In 1872 the following fron the original letter was published in the Alexandria Gazette over the signature of General Fitzhugh Lee. Its genuineness admits of no doubt, and it is addressed to "William Fauntleroy, Sr., in Richmond County," the father of Miss Betsey referred to.

"Winchester, May 20, 1752." "Sir: I should have been down long before this but my business in Frederick county detained me somewhat longer that I expected, and immediately upon my return from there I was taken with a violent pleurisy, which has reduced me very low, but propose as soon as I recover my strength to wait on Miss Betsy, in hopes of a revocation of the former cruel sentence, and see if I can meet with any alteration in my favour. 1 have enclosed a letter to her which I should be much obliged to you for the delivery of it. I have nothing to add but my best respects to your good lady and family, and that I am Sir,"
Your most obedient humble servant,"
Go. Washington."."


Thomas Adams

1Robert H. Fauntleroy, Fauntleroy Family, The, Microfilm published: Washington, 1952, P 25, FHL 1318331 Item 3. "of Henrico County, later of "The Calf pasture" in Augusta County. Thomas Adams was a member of the Continental Congress from Virginia. It is said that he was a suitor of Betsy Fauntleroy prior to her first marriage and was rejected. In 1762 he went to England.  He returned after the death of Bowler Cooke, renewed his suit and they were married."


Elizabeth Fauntleroy

1Robert H. Fauntleroy, Fauntleroy Family, The, Microfilm published: Washington, 1952, P 25, FHL 1318331 Item 3. "Was the Miss Betsy referred to by George Washington in a letter, to her father in 1752. This letter was published in the Alexandria.Gazette by General Fitzhugh Lee, who affirmed that "Miss  Betsy" was the "Lowland Beauty" who made such an impression on the heart of Washington when he was 20 years of age, and she was 16. Her portrait hangs in the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Va. Pictures of it, and a copy of Washington's letter may be found elsewhere in this book."

2Virginia Historical Magazine, The. Vol 1. Number 1. July 1891, Jefferson Wallace, Richmond, Virginia, pg 13. Copied by Sarah Yeiser Mason Heerman. "(j) This Elizabeth or Betsey Fauntleroy, it appears, was the "Lowland Beauty" who made an impression upon the youthful and susceptible heart of George Washington. In 1872 the following fron the original letter was published in the Alexandria Gazette over the signature of General Fitzhugh Lee. Its genuineness admits of no doubt, and it is addressed to "William Fauntleroy, Sr., in Richmond County," the father of Miss Betsey referred to.

"Winchester, May 20, 1752." "Sir: I should have been down long before this but my business in Frederick county detained me somewhat longer that I expected, and immediately upon my return from there I was taken with a violent pleurisy, which has reduced me very low, but propose as soon as I recover my strength to wait on Miss Betsy, in hopes of a revocation of the former cruel sentence, and see if I can meet with any alteration in my favour. 1 have enclosed a letter to her which I should be much obliged to you for the delivery of it. I have nothing to add but my best respects to your good lady and family, and that I am Sir,"
Your most obedient humble servant,"
Go. Washington."."


Captain John Fauntleroy

1Robert H. Fauntleroy, Fauntleroy Family, The, Microfilm published: Washington, 1952, P 29, FHL 1318331 Item 3. "He was a  captain in the Virginia militia in1776, and a member of the House of Delegates from Richmond County in 1784. He inherited the "Old Plantation" above Naylors Hole and left it to his two daughters, Louisa Temple and Lettice Lee Brockenbrough. The  name of the Temple portion was changed to "Water View", a name it still retains."

2Virginia Historical Magazine, The. Vol 1. Number 1. July 1891, Jefferson Wallace, Richmond, Virginia, pg 14. Copied by Sarah Yeiser Mason Heerman. "(l2) The Virginia legislature, at the session of 1859-60, passed resolutions expressing its high estimate of Colonel Fauntleroy's recent services against the Indians and citing resolutions of the legislature of New Mexico to the same effect."

3Virginia Historical Magazine, The. Vol 1. Number 1. July 1891, pg 6. "John and Judith (Ball) Fauntleroy had issue: 1. William Henry; 2. Louisa, married John Temple of Essex; 3. Lettice Lee, born 1788, married Dr. Austin Brockenbrough and died 1820."

4Virginia, Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5063/gpc_marriedwellandoften-0170?pid=2794&personid=LH. "Griffin, Leroy & Ball, Judith;m.3 Nov 1772; Jn. McKay (sec.);groom was from LC;bride was a dau. of Col. James & Lettice (Lee) Ball; she mar. (2) Jn. Fauntleroy, 1771; (MLB LC: MLB LC3; MRC:82)." Image.


Judith Ball

1Robert H. Fauntleroy, Fauntleroy Family, The, Microfilm published: Washington, 1952, P 29, FHL 1318331 Item 3. "Through Major Leroy Griffin she inherited a life interest in "Sion House", a plantation of 844 acres near Farnham Church and here she and John Fauntleroy made their home. Judith Ball was born in 1753, and after John Fauntleroy died she lived in Essex County, where she died."

2Virginia, Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003, https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5063/gpc_marriedwellandoften-0170?pid=2794&personid=LH. "Griffin, Leroy & Ball, Judith;m.3 Nov 1772; Jn. McKay (sec.);groom was from LC;bride was a dau. of Col. James & Lettice (Lee) Ball; she mar. (2) Jn. Fauntleroy, 1771; (MLB LC: MLB LC3; MRC:82)." Image.


Griffin Murdock Fauntleroy

1Virginia Historical Magazine, The. Vol 1. Number 1. July 1891, Jefferson Wallace, Richmond, Virginia, pg 6. Copied by Sarah Yeiser Mason Heerman. "Griffin M. and Anne (Belfield) Fauntleroy had issue: 1. Belfield; 2. Joseph, married Emily Carter Fauntleroy, removed to Kentucky and had issue Henry, of Chicago, married Emily, daughter of Joseph Fauntleroy, Ferdinand, Joseph and others; 3. Mary, married John Campbell of "Kirnan" Westmoreland (first cousin to the poet Thomas Campbell); 4. Anne, married --- Thompson and removed to Kentucky; 5. Margaret, married ---- Yerby, of Frederick county; 6. Elizabeth, born 1790, married Thomas Jones, of "Bathurst."."

2Lewis Hampton Jones, Jones, Captain Roger of London and Virginia, Louisville, Ky.: L.H. Jones, 1911. 442 p, Pg 172, FHL 1321070. "(10) Griffin Murdock Fauntleroy, who was the father of my grandmother, married (20) Ann Belfield (see that family), and died 1794. His residence was "Mars Hill," in Richmond county, Va., and his will is now on record in that county. Their children were:
I. (11) Belfield Fauntleroy, who, we think, died a bachelor.
II. (12) Joseph Fauntleroy, who married his cousin (80) Emily Carter Fauntleroy, and they had children: (13) Eliza Fauntleroy, who married Geo. White, of Evansville, Ind. and left two sons. (14) Emily Fauntleroy, who married N.G. Nettleton, and died leaving one daughter. (15) Josephine Fauntleroy, who married Mr. Faith, is living in Louisville, Ky., and has one daughter. (16) Virginia Fauntleroy, who married Mr. Pruess, and is living in Simsborough, La. (17) Thos. Moore Fauntleroy, who died without issue. (18) Frederick Fauntleroy, who is living in Gatesville, Texas, and has three children. (19) Henry Fauntleroy, who married Isa­bella Smythe, a daughter of Judge Smythe, of Vincen­nes, Ind., and had children, (20) Thos. Smythe Fauntleroy, who is his only surviving child, with whom he lives in Chicago; (21) Samuel Fauntleroy, who is dead, and (22) Eugene Fauntleroy, who also is dead. (23) Ferdinand Fauntleroy, who married at Goliad, Texas, Chloe Biscoe, who is a daughter of Alexander H. Biscoe, of Putnam county, Ga., and his wife Caroline Gresham, of Walton county, same State, and they have children: (24) Hamilton Bis­coe Fauntleroy ; (25) Ferdinand Fauntleroy; (26) Carrie Fauntleroy and Virginia Lawson Fauntleroy, who are living; (27) Rosa Fauntleroy and (28) Mattie Fauntleroy, who died in infancy. (29) Wil­liam Fauntleroy, who married and has a family liv­ing in Evansville, Ind."


Joseph Fauntleroy

1Robert H. Fauntleroy, Fauntleroy Family, The, Microfilm published: Washington, 1952, P 31, FHL 1318331 Item 3. "He was an ensign, in the Virginia Militia in the Revolution, in the same company of which his brother John Fauntleroy was captain. He resigned in 1776, and on Apr. 5, 1779 he was recommended for second. lieutenant. He receive a gift of 316 acres of land near Naylors Hole from his father in 1787, which he later sold to his brother John. In 1790 he went to Frederick County, now Clarke, and bought a tract of 409 acres on the Shenandoah River from Robert Carter Burwell, for which the latter gave him the deed in 1801 upon attaining his majority. This tract was bounded on the east by the Shenandoah River, on the south by Robert Carterus land and on the west by Greenway Court Manor. He also bought another tract adjoining Greenway Court Manor of 83 acres from Philip Nelson in 1811.
    About 1790 Joseph Fauntleroy built a large brick house in a beautiful situation overlooking the Shenandoah, and called his home "Greenville". This house still stands, and is now the home of Edward Jenkins. It is not only in perfect condition, but the place has been greatly improved by the addition of barns, and other buildings necessary to the raising of prize cattle, and is one of the show places of ClarkeCounty. It is now called "Red Gate Farm" (1951)
    After the death of Joseph Fauntleroy this place descended to his children in small lots, and these, with the widow's dower, were purchased at various times by John Kerfoot, who gave it to his son George Kerfoot. In 1827 George Kerfoot moved there to live. In 1929, when this writer paid a visit to the place, it was owned and occupied by Mr. Drury, who was engaged in raising  blooded horses. Mr. Drury, who was an Englishman, later sold it to the present owner. The place is not far from the village of White Post, in the Shenandoah Valley.
    The house in 1929, was of red brick, and had a one story porch on the front. The present owner, Mr, Jenkins has had this porch removed, and has built, a two story porch with large pillars and a pediment, in the classic style and the house is now painted white. The old graveyard where Joseph Fauntleroy and his wife were buried,  has, through the passage of  time and many changes in ownership, been entirely obliterated, so that today the location of it is not known."

2Virginia Historical Magazine, The. Vol 1. Number 1. July 1891, Jefferson Wallace, Richmond, Virginia, pg 6. Copied by Sarah Yeiser Mason Heerman. "Joseph and Elizabeth (Fauntleroy) Fauntleroy had issue: 1. Dengerfield, of Fauquier county, purser in United States Navy. When General Kearney invaded California, Mr. Fauntleroy commanded a party of United States sailors, which was landed and formed into dragoons, and with them rendered very gallant and efficient service. He was one of the most famous marksmen of his day, and once in a contest with English officers, in the Mediterranean, did such wonderful shooting that a diagram of his target was made and published in England. He married ---- Hale and died at the Pensacola Navy yard 1852. His son William was a lieutenant, United States Navy, and settled in California. 2. Thomas Turner (m) born October 6, 1796, died September 12, 1883, lieutenant in the war of 1812, member of the House of Delegates from Fauquier 1823, &c., commissioned major of Dragoons, United States Army, 1836, Colonel United States Army 1850, and Brigadier-General Virginia Provisional Army 1861; married Ann, daughter of Colonel Charles Magill, of Winchester, a distinguished officer in the Revolution; 3. Lawrence Butler married first -----, daughter of Garett Williams, member of Congress, secondly --- Bowman, of Shenendoah; 4. Robert Henry, died 1850, officer United States coast survey, married Jane Dale, daughter of the celebrated Robert Dale Owen; 5. Dr. John Foushee, married Lavinia Turner, daughter of Thomas Turner, of "Kinlock"; 6. Moore, married --- Ball, of Kentucky; 7. Joseph married ---- Bowman and had a daughter, Emily Carter, who married her cousin, Henry Fauntleroy; 8. Emily Carter, married Joseph Fauntleroy."


Elizabeth Foushee (Betsey) Fauntleroy

1Robert H. Fauntleroy, Fauntleroy Family, The, Microfilm published: Washington, 1952, P 32, FHL 1318331 Item 3. "The following is from a letter written  by Elizabeth Fouchee Fauntleroy to Mrs. Sallie Massie of Nelson County. The original was loaned to Miss Juliet Fauntleroy by this writer's aunt, Mrs. Minna Loughborough of Fairfax, Va.
                                 "Greenville", Aug. 22, 1811.
..... I have been very sorely distressed for some months passed at parting with my dear Emily, she has married a son of your Uncle Griffin Fauntleroy and gone to Kentucky .... we had much pleasure in a visit from your  Uncle Bob Fauntleroy and lady, they are dear Christians indeed... you cannot conceive the loss we have met with in our poor dear old friend Major Butler, he was truly valuable man, he was every way like a sincere Brother to us...."


Maria Bushrod Fauntleroy

1Lewis Hampton Jones, Jones, Captain Roger of London and Virginia, Louisville, Ky.: L.H. Jones, 1911. 442 p, Pg 175, FHL 1321070.


Robert Fauntleroy

1Robert H. Fauntleroy, Fauntleroy Family, The, Microfilm published: Washington, 1952, P 33, FHL 1318331 Item 3. "He inherited Naylors Hole from his father in 1793, lived there all his life, and left it to his son Henry in his will. He was an ensign in the Revolutionary Army 1777-78, and later drew a pension for this service. He was opposed to slavery, and set his own slaves free, for which he was severely criticised by some of his neigbors and relatives, such ideas at the time being contrary to public opinion. His opinions on this matter were shared by his older brother, Dr. Moore Fauntleroy."

2Virginia Historical Magazine, The. Vol 1. Number 1. July 1891, Jefferson Wallace, Richmond, Virginia, pg 7. Copied by Sarah Yeiser Mason Heerman. "Robert and Sarah (Ball) Fauntleroy had issue five children, all of whom died young except Dr. Henry (n) of "Naylor's Hole," who married Annette Lorbelle Sisson and died in 1859 leaving issue: 1. Emily H., 2. Lorhelle; 3. Sarah Ann, married  ---- Hansburger; 4. Robert Ball, served in Confederate Army, died in prison at Point Lookout; 5. William Moore; 6. Henry Hazletine; 7. Irvine; 8. Annette, married first --- Sanford, secondly ----- Sandy."


Sarah Ball

1Robert H. Fauntleroy, Fauntleroy Family, The, Microfilm published: Washington, 1952, pg 33, FHL 1318331 Item 3. "She was a cousin to General George Washington, whose mother was Mary Ball."