Markham of Chesterfield
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Markham Family ZCollector

Male 1000 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Born  1000 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I3411  markhamchest
    Last Modified  7 Jan 2016 

    Father  Markham ZCollector 
    Family ID  F468  Group Sheet

  • Sketches
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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