Markham of Chesterfield
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Timeline of Records: Francis Smith and Catherine Markham


1770: Catherine Markham Smith; mentioned in the Will of her father, John Markham of Chesterfield county Virginia.

1771; Francis Smith Jr of Hanover co deed from Benjamin Watkins, Vincent Markham and George Markham, executors of John Markham dec'd for 200# current, 200 acres in Chesterfield co, Adjoining lands of Brett Randolph, dec'd, Robert Gordon, Olive Branch, Stephen Pankey and Buckingham Road 25 Jun 1771.
[source] Edward Pleasants Valentine Papers.

1773; William Rollins, white servant about 21 ran away from Francis Smith Jr of Chesterfield co; Virginia Gazette (Willaimsburg Virginia); Sep 1773.
[source] 18th Century Virginia Newspapers; Headley.

1782; Runaway slave of Francis Smith of Chesterfield; Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg Virginia); 9 Feb 1782.
[source] 18th Century Virginia Newspapers; Headley.

1782; County to pay Francis Smith 42 pounds for building a bridge over the canal at Manchester; September 1782.
[source] Court Orders of Chesterfield county Virginia; 6-372.

1785; Will Book 3; pg 507; Inquisition taken at the house of David Morriset 1 Jan 1785 in King William Parish before me Abram Salle, Justice of the Peace, upon view of body of Catherine Smith, lying dead, and on oath of Thomas Bridgwater, John Morgan, Robert Wooldridge, Stephen Pankey, Young Short, John Short, William Trabue, Daniel Morriset, John Fore, John Cox, Elisha Wooldridge, Enox Ellyson and Daniel Saseen, good and lawful men of the said county and parish, say that on 30 Dec last past, some person unknown did by force of arms assault said Catherine Smith and did give her sundry mortal wounds about the head and face, of which wounds she instantly died.
[source] Chesterfield County Virginia Wills 1774-1802; Weisiger.

1785; March Court 1785; pg 99; An inquisition on the body of Catherine Smith being returned was ordered to be recorded.
[source] County Order Books of Chesterfield county Virginia 1749 - 1865; FHL film#30911-30913.

1816; Died July 18th, age 64, Mrs Elizabeth Smith, wife of Capt Francis Smith of Chesterfield; Richmond Enquirer (Richmond, Virginia); 24 Jul 1816. Note - likely second wife of Francis Smith, Elizabeth Lewis Smith.
[source] Marriages and Deaths from Richmond Virginia Newspapers, 1780 - 1820; Henley.

1820; Census of Chesterfield countyVirginia; Francis Smith; 1m 45+; 1f 16-26; 1f 26-45; 38 slaves. Note - William Smith is living nearby with young family.

1824; Muster Roll of Revolutionary Officers who met at Richmond on 26 Oct 1824 to welcome General Lafayette. This appeared in the Richmond Enquirer 29 Oct 1824. Includes Francis Smith, 1st Va Regiment, 83 years.
[source] Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly Vol 20 #3.

1830; Census of Chesterfield county Virginia; pg 449; Francis Smith; 1m 5-10; 1m 80-90; 1f 10-15; 1f 30-40; 1f 40-50. Note - Probably two daughters and two grandchildren in household. Son Francis Smith living nearby.

1830; Capt Francis Smith of Chesterfield co, deed to the Manchester Turnpike Company, the wood, timber and growth standing on a certain piece of land; 12 July 1830.
[source] Deeds of Chesterfield county Virginia.

1833; Will of Francis Smith recorded in Chesterfield county Virginia.

1834; "Francis Smith of Abingdon" to Francis Johnson of Louisa Co, Va. Whereas Francis Smith, late of Chesterfield county Virginia dec'd did by his last will and testament direct his executors to sell all his real estate and personal estate and did appoint the said Francis Smith, Wm Smith and Samuel Taylor, exors . . . the said Francis Smith alone qualifying; thereof the said Franics Smith has this day sold at public auction for $2.05 per acre to said Johnson, 400 a in Louisa co on S side of old Mountain Rd adjoining land of James Meriwether, Robert Mosby, Joseph Clark, Valentine Wood as described in deed executed 3 Nov 177 by Granville Smith and Wm Smith to said Francis Smith, late of Chesterfield.
[source] Chesterfield County Virginia Deed Book V, page 304; dated 6 February 1834.

1834; Francis Smith, executor of Francis Smith of Chesterfield co, decd deed to Thomas Jones $100. A lot in the town of Manchester, fronting the Manchester Tobacco Inspection.
[source] Chesterfield County Virginia Deed Book 29, page 447; dated 12 February 1834.


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Timeline of Records for Francis Smith and Catherine Markham; compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett for John Markham of Chesterfield website; 2014.