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The Ancestors of Vickie Beard Thompson

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Captain Vincent SHELTON Jr.

Served in the War of 1812.


William Henry WRIGHT

He was 19 in 1880.


Major William BEAVERS

HISTORY: Pittsylvania County, Virginia History Chapter 17
On May 4th, 1795, the trustees of Danville offered for sale the lots into which the town had been laid off, the purchasers of the lots obligating themselves to build upon them within five years "a dwelling house sixteen feet square at least with a brick or stone chimney." In December 1799, the owners of several unimproved lots petitioned that a further time of three years be allowed them to build thereon, which petition was signed by Beverly Barksdale, George Williamson, William BEAVERS, William Spiller, James Colquehoun, James Arnett, John Sutherlin, early citizens, some of whose names are preserved in the streets of the city.

PROBATE RECORDS: Pittsylvania County, Virginia
His will was proved at Pittsylvania Courthouse in November 1822, naming sons William, Edwin R., and John Fontaine Beavers; daughter Mary Gatewood, and wife's mother Mrs. Elizabeth Fontaine. Mrs. Elizabeth Fontaine's will was proven January 1845, in which she named sons Thomas B. Fontaine, Peter Fontaine, William Fontaine and B. F. Fontaine; daughters Tabitha Thompson and Elizabeth Beavers; Edwin Beavers and William W. Keen Executors.


William BEAVERS Jr.

MILITARY RECORDS: He served in the War of 1812 in Captain Adams Sutherlin's Company of Pittsylvania County, Virginia Militia.


Major William BEAVERS

HISTORY: Pittsylvania County, Virginia History Chapter 17
On May 4th, 1795, the trustees of Danville offered for sale the lots into which the town had been laid off, the purchasers of the lots obligating themselves to build upon them within five years "a dwelling house sixteen feet square at least with a brick or stone chimney." In December 1799, the owners of several unimproved lots petitioned that a further time of three years be allowed them to build thereon, which petition was signed by Beverly Barksdale, George Williamson, William BEAVERS, William Spiller, James Colquehoun, James Arnett, John Sutherlin, early citizens, some of whose names are preserved in the streets of the city.

PROBATE RECORDS: Pittsylvania County, Virginia
His will was proved at Pittsylvania Courthouse in November 1822, naming sons William, Edwin R., and John Fontaine Beavers; daughter Mary Gatewood, and wife's mother Mrs. Elizabeth Fontaine. Mrs. Elizabeth Fontaine's will was proven January 1845, in which she named sons Thomas B. Fontaine, Peter Fontaine, William Fontaine and B. F. Fontaine; daughters Tabitha Thompson and Elizabeth Beavers; Edwin Beavers and William W. Keen Executors.


Elizabeth FONTAINE

She was 68 in 1850 living in the Southern District of Pittsylvania County, Virginia.