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The Lygon/Ligon Family of England & Virginia


Birth: abt 1716  Henrico Co., Virginia
Death: 1778 Dale Parish, Chesterfield Co., VA
Occupation: Surveyor
Father: Henry Charles FEATHERSTONE (1680-<1747)
Mother: Elizabeth WALTHALL (->1759)
Marriage: abt 1740 Henrico Co., Virginia

Spouse: Phoebe WALTHALL

Birth: abt 1720 Bristol Parish, Chesterfield Co., VA
Death: 1762 Virginia
Father: Henry WALTHALL (1690-1764)
Mother: Phoebe LYGON (1698-<1756)


Birth: abt 1742 Henrico Co., Virginia
Death: 15 Dec 1827 Smith Co., Tennessee
Spouse: Elizabeth MARSHALL
Marriage: abt 1768 Chesterfield Co., Virginia

Birth: 19 Feb 1743 Virginia
Death: 1828 Virginia
Spouse: Ann FRENCH
Marriage: 23 Nov 1781 Amelia Co., Virginia
Spouse: Gilly BRUNFIELD
Marriage: 23 Apr 1782
Spouse: Lucy ELMORE
Marriage: 10 Dec 1787

Birth: abt 1744 Henrico Co., Virginia
Death: abt 1792 Chesterfield Co., Virginia
Spouse: Sarah ASHBROOKE
Marriage: 28 Oct 1778

Birth: abt 1747 Henrico Co., Virginia
Death: 1800
Spouse: Thomas WALTHALL

Birth: abt 1752 Virginia - 1750/1754
Death: 16 Dec 1820 Virginia
Spouse: Irby M. HUDSON
Marriage: 4 Dec 1778 Chesterfield Co., Virginia

Notes for Charles FEATHERSTONE
Charles FEATHERSTONE and wife, Phoebe WALTHALL were first cousins. Charlesí Mother, Elizabeth WALTHALL FEATHERSTONE, and Phoebeís Father, Henry WALTHALL, were sister and brother.  Charles FEATHERSTONEíS will dated 13 November 1778.

The descendants of Charles FEATHERSTONE and Phoebe WALTHALL FEATHERSTONE are descended through the ancestry of Phoebe (Phebe) LIGON - from the Carolingian Kings of France, the Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and Plantagenet Kings of England up to and including King Edward III. they are also descended from the following 10 sureties of the Magna Carta: William DíAlbini, Hugh Bigod 3rd Earl of Norfolk & Suffolk, Roger le Bigod 2nd Earl of Glouster, Richard de Clare Earl of Clare, John Fitzrobert, William Malet Baron of Curry, William De Mowbray, Saiher de Quincy, Robert de Roos Baron of Hamlake Manor, and Robert de Vere Earl of Oxford.

Notes for Phoebe WALTHALL
It is through Phoebe LIGON WALTHALL, Mother of Phoebe WALTHALL FEATHERSTONE, that her descendants are from the lineage of Kings of France and England plus 10 sureties of Magna Carta. See Charles FEATHERSTONE notes.

Notes for Henry (Child 1)
Henry's Grandmother, Phoebe LIGON WALTHALL, was half sister to Alexander MARSHALL, who was Henry's Father-in-law and Father of his wife, Elizabeth MARSHALL FEATHERSTONE. It appears that Henry and Elizabeth were half-first cousins, once removed. Henry went from Chesterfield County, Virginia to Smith County, Tennessee. This is probably the "Henry Featherstone, Sr." listed in Deed Book D in Smith County, Tennessee: "To Charles C. Cogbill 50 acres 1 July 1811."  Henry FEATHERSTONE'S will was probated July 28, 1828 Smith Co., TN.

Information on this line comes from papers found in belongings of Sam Arnold Gaines Featherston, after her death in 1984 titled "Descendants of Judge L. H. FEATHERSTON". Additional information comes from "Genealogy of the FEATHERSTON Family" by Alfred FEATHERSTON in 1926; from Family Group Sheets of unknown origin which were given to Melinda Richarz Bailey by John Neel Featherston; from "One Branch of the FEATHERSTON Family in America" by C. Moxley Featherston in 1990.  Melinda Bailey shared with MaryCarol 2002.

Notes for Charles (Child 2)
May have been Charles Henry. Charles Featherstone had one son and one daughter. He married 3 times - 1st Ann FRENCH, 2nd Gilly BRUNFIELD , and 3rd to to Lucy ELMORE.

His son may have been Charles Henry,  FEATHERSTON [by which wife?] b. 5-3-1786 in VA d. 1865. m. 1-15-1807 Prince Edward Co., VA to Elizabeth Short THORNTON, dau. of Sterling THORNTON and Mary JONES.
Death Notices from Richmond, VA Newspapers 1821-1840 - Richmond Enquirer March 6, 1838 p. 3. "Died at res. of his father, H. FEATHERSTON, in Amelia Co., VA, L.M. FEATHERSTON, age 16."
1850 Amelia Co., VA Census
Featherston, Henry/64/farmer/$3,000 real est./born VA
Featherston, John R. 23/VA
1860 Amelia Co., VA Census P.O. Ladore 18 June 1860 page 185 Dwelling 303 fam. 291
Featherton, Charles H./74/farmer/$6,000 property value/$21,034 peronal prop. value/VA
Featherston, John/28/farmer/VA

Notes for Edward (Child 3)
Edward had 1 son and 3 daughters, Elizabeth, Lucy, and dau. born after his death. All 3 daughters died unmarried. His will was dated July 20, 1792.

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