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CONCERNING THE SOUTHALLS OF VIRGINIA

By James P. C. Southall, New York, N. Y.


Items in [Brackets] are my notes.

Items in {Curly Brackets} are items that either could not be read or I was not sure about the transcription.


[Page 337]


Hardyman and his wife Elizabeth Eppes, married John Southall
of Charles City county (perhaps about 1805?); by whom she had three
sons. Norborne, Albert and William Southall (Wm.&M.C.Q., V, 272,
and X1. 49; Va. M.H.&B., V. 82). The reason for mentioning these
facts here is because Philip Southall, who married Maria Bradley, and
John Southall, who married Susan Hardyman, were very nearly
contemporary with the elder children of Major Stephen Southall {3} of
Richmond; although their precise relationship to one another has not been
ascertained. Norborne Southall was the grandfather of Elizabeth Southall
Clarke who married Douglas Gordon of Baltimore. His brother
Albert Southall may have been Albert G. Southall who married Virginia
F. Travis, daughter of Samuel Travis who died in 1821 (Wm. &M.C.
Q., XVIII. 143).

The names Stephen and Philip of Dasey Southall's two eldest sons survive
to this day particularly among the Southalls of Amelia county.

A younger contemporary of Philip Southall { } was a man named Holman
Southall who married Elizabeth, daughter of William Dancy, 18
August 1760, in Sussex county (Early Va. Marriages, p. 31; Wm. & M.C.Q.,
XI, 270), and who may possibly have been a son of deputy sheriff
John Southall of Charles City county or an older brother or cousin of
Furneau Southall who was also deputy sheriff of Charles City county
in 1{7}69 (W.&M.C.Q., 2d. ser, XI, 114). About this same time (1759)
a certain James Southal (or Southall) obtained from Governor Fauquier
a grant of 400 acres of land on Rocky and West Brances of Leatherwood
Creek in Halifax county (Va. County Records, VI, 274); and it
is just possible, but not likely, that he was James Barrett Southall 2, then
33 years old, who was Philip Southall's next younger brother.

--Concerning William Southall 2 (b. 16 March 1732), who was the
fourth of Dasey's five sons, almost nothing is definitely known. Doubtless
he grew up in Amelia county and accompanied his father and
mother when they moved to Henrico county, where he seems to have
lived all the rest of his life. It may be supposed that he was the William
Southall to whom Colonel Thomas Tabb of Amelia county left a legacy
of [lbs sign]10 in his will made in 1769 (W. & M.C.Q., VII, 50).

Dasey's two other sons, James Barrett Southall 2 (b. 20 October 1726),
above mentioned, and Turner Southall 2 (1736-1791), who was ten years
the younger, were both persons of considerable local prominence in
Revolutionary days. In order to account for the middle name of the
elder of the two brothers, it might be supposed that their mother had
been Edith Barrett before she married Dasey Southall, but this would be
pure conjecture and doubtless misleading.* All we know for certain is
that both Barrett and Turner were well known names in Virginia.

[Footnote:]
* In Harvie's Visitations of Suffolk (as edited by W. C. Metcalfe,
(18{8}2) pedigrees are given of "Barre{r}t" (p. 4) and "Southalls of St.
Andrew's, Ilketshall" (p. 166); in both of which it is stated that Philip
[footnote continued from page 338]
Southalls of St. Andrew's Ilketshall. Co. Suffolk, gentl, married (date
not given) Jane or Joane Barrett, dau. of Wm. Barrett of Westhall. co.
Suffolk, gent. Incidentally, one of their descendants was named Stephen.
Simply because long afterwards the three eldest sons of Dasey Southall
were called Stephen, Philip and James Barrett. It would be rather far-
fetched to conjecture that Dasey may perhaps have been related to a
family named "Southalls" that flourished in Suffolk county, England,
in the 16th century.


Source:  Transcribed from images of photocopies, 13 Mar 2002, Susan Shields Sasek.  I received this copy from June Southall many years ago, but didn't have the reference. Carol Southall Atkinson has provided me with a reference for this work, but it has different page numbers than were on my copies: Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. XLVI, No. 2 (April, 1938), pages 166 through 170. Since my copies of "Concerning the Southalls of Virginia," and "Addendum Concerning the Southalls of Virginia" have consecutive page numbers, I'm assuming my copies are from a reprint of the 1937 and 1938 articles that Carol gave the references to. Thanks to Kathi (my daughter) for scanning these images for me.


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