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Ellen Barfield (View posts)
Posted: 26 Apr 1999 1:33AM GMT
Featherston(e) is in both my husband's and my tree, [but in one place MY tree doesn't fork!!]. What I am mainly interested in is finding the lineage of several of the wives of the Featherston men, specifically, Mary May [William I], Frances Howell [William II], Susannah Grigg [William III], Ann Hightower [Burrell Sr], Elizabeth Jones [William V ], Rebecca Adams [Burrell Jr], Martha 'Patsy' Redfern, Clara Rainey and Susanna Davenport.

I am able to trace on one side to Burrell Featherstone,Sr. great grand son of William Featherston I [born abt. 1642] in Henrico Co Virginia. William III's and wife Susanna Grigg's son Burrell, Sr. married Ann Hightower whose father was Joshua. Do you have any information of them? Burrell, Jr. was born abt. 1786 in Nottoway Co. VA. He married Rebecca Adams @ 1810. I do not have ANYTHING on Rebecca. Does you research come upon her name? Their sons Reverend George Washington Featherstone [b. 26 Jul 1824 d. 1916] and Joseph Featherstone were born in Robertson Co. TN. They married Martha 'Patsy' Redjarrain [m. 29 Mar 1842] and Clara Rainey, respectively. I have NOTHING on either Patsy or Clara. The son of George and Patsy married the daughter of Joseph and Clara. These first cousins were William "Billy" Pitt Featherstone [b. 30 Mar 1843 m. 25 Dec 1870 d. 02 Jun 1923] and Rebecca Featherstone [b. 11 Dec 1851 in Yalobusa Co. MS d. 28 May 1934]. Their daughter Clara Edgar Featherstone [b. 26 Oct 1876 30 May 1912] married my mother's grandfather James Lemuel Henry [b. 19 Dec 1867 m. 18 Dec 1889 d. 01 Jan 1941]. I am William Featherston I's 8 greats granddaughter.

On the other side of the family, I have the SAME William Featherstone, III [b. abt. 1710 ] married to Susannah Grigg @ 1737 in Amelia Co. Virginia. She was the daughter of a William Grigg III and Elizabeth Mitchell. William and Susannah Featherstone's other son Richard [b. @1738] married a Susannah Davenport, her parents were William and Elizabeth Rowe Davenport. Richard and Susannah's daughter, Susannah Featherstone [b. 1777] married Reverend Henry Mayo Gaines [b. 1769 in Virginia m. 01 Jul 1797 d. 1833]. I have just about all of the Gaines line. Their daughter Frances Pendleton Gaines married James Richard Barfield. Frances and her husband are buried here in Lauderdale Co., TN in Bethlehem Cemetery. My husband is William Featherston I's 7 greats grandson.

Please email me at <> if you have any information. Thank you .

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Ellen Barfield 26 Apr 1999 7:33AM GMT 
Arooney41 10 Jul 2000 2:34PM GMT 
Ellen 12 Jul 2000 1:34PM GMT 
RoseSeay 17 Nov 2000 5:18PM GMT 
LeslieD_H 29 Oct 2003 2:23AM GMT 
EllenBarfield... 30 Aug 2000 2:36PM GMT 
EllenBarfield... 13 Sep 2000 7:12AM GMT 
jashysa 31 May 2002 6:06PM GMT 
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