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4. William White [455] was born in 1787 and was christened on 14 Sep 1787 in St Andrew-Norwich, Norfolk, England.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Meeting: meeting to oppose the election of Gen. Andrew Jackson for President, 21 Nov 1827, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 48 Herald--21 November 1827
Norfolk County Meeting
At a numerous meeting of the citizens of Norfolk County, opposed to the election of Gen. Andrew Jackson to the Presidency of the United States, convened at the Court House in Portsmouth, on Monday the 19th of Nov. 1827, the meeting being called to order, the Rev. Jesse Nicholson, a soldier of the revolution, was appointed Chairman, and John A. Chandler, Secretary.
The Chairman explained briefly the objects of the Assembly, and Holt Wilson, Esq. offered for adoption the following resolutions:
Resolved, 1st: That we entirely concur in the preamble and resolutions adopted by our fellow citizens at a meeting held on the 3rd inst. at Hickory Ground, in this county, and that we will use all fair and honorable means to promote the object of the said meeting;
Resolved, 2dly: That the Delegates appointed at the meeting to represent this county in the proposed anti-Jackson Convention to be held in Richmond on the 2d Tuesday in January next, be, and are hereby appointed Delegates in behalf of this meeting to the said Convention:
Resolved, 3dly: That ____ be and they are hereby appointed Delegates on behalf of this meeting to unite with the Delegates appointed at Hickory Ground to represent this county in the anti-Jackson Convention to be held in Richmond on the 2d Tuesday in January next:
Resolved, 4thly: That the gentlemen hereafter named, be added to the Corresponding Committee, appointed at Hickory Ground, whose duty it shall be to act in conjunction with the said Committee in securing the object of the said meeting.
The resolutions having been read, Gen. Robert B. Taylor, addressed the meeting in an animated, impressive and convincing argument, in which he exhibited the anti-republican nature of the caucus nomination by the Legislature, and the necessity of counteracting it by a ticket formed by Delegates elected for that purpose by the people in their primary assemblies. He then took a view of the biography of General Jackson, and while he extended to him the full need of praise and honor, for his glorious defense of his country, he at the same time exposed in bold relief his disqualifications from high civil office, as exhibited by his acts in almost every public station he has filled.
After General Taylor had concluded, the resolutions were again read and adopted unanimously, and the following gentlemen appointed Delegates under the third resolution: Col. William Wright, Thomas Talbot, Esq., and William B. Manning, Esq., and the following gentlemen appointed a committee under the fourth resolution:
John Thompson, Holt Wilson, Tapley Webb, George M. Bain, George Webb, Thos. Edwards, David Reynolds, John Collins Sr., H. Pendleton, Wm. Benthall, Robert Peed, James Reed, Beverly Bayton, John Talbot, Jesse Newcomb, Abel Llewelleng, George Wilson, John Gay, James Carr, Matthew Manning, Sr., William White, David Ruth, John P. Leigh, Jesse Nicholson
Resolved, 5thly: That the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the Chairman and Secretary, and published in the newspapers of the Borough of Norfolk.
Jesse Nicholson, Chairman
John A. Chandler, Sec'y

William married Elizabeth [464] [MRIN: 178].

7. Selina White [428] 1,3,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 was born on 30 Dec 1791 in Norwich, Norfolk, England,3,6,14,15,16,49 was christened on 20 Jan 1792 in Norwich, Norfolk, England,3,7 died on 1 Jul 1887 in Portsmouth, Virginia 3,6,11,12,15,17,18 at age 95, and was buried on 3 Jul 1887 in Trinity P. E. Church, Portsmouth, Virginia.3,7,19 The cause of her death was Paralysis 15.,17

Death Notes: Selina Barclay died July 1st 1887
Cause of death--Paralysis.
Place of death--Portsmouth, Va.
Age 95 yrs. 6 mos. & 2 days. Widow.
A true copy from the Register of Deaths on file in my office.
Given under my hand this 12th day of August 1887.
Virginius Butt
Commissioner of the Revenue
Ex "H', Page 4

General Notes: Selina is in 1830 census. Do source. I have record.

**Rosa B. Pendleton of 112 Crawford St., Portsmouth, Va., b. ca. 1850, granddaughter of Selina White/Dickson/Barclay. (double check how Rosa fits in)

Selina D. Wilson, granddaughter of Selina White/Dickson/Barclay (double check how Selina fits in)

Mrs. L. Emma or S. Emma Boutwell, step daughter of Selina White/Dickson, Barcaly (double check how she fits in)

Check to see how H. H. Garland, Prof. B. K. Pendleton of Bethany College, W. Va. & Lieut. Barclay fit into Selina White/Dickson/Barclay's family

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from her husband, Robert Barclay, 22 Dec 1846, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 50 Inherits from her husband, Robert Barclay, all her negroes that came into my possession by our marriage if alive--named: Miles and Henry men and woman Nelly and Martha and their increase along with $500 received from sell of girl Sally. Also her plate and furniture, provided that Selina Barclay relinguishes or does not claim any part of my estate as dower. I give one feather bed, bedroom carpet, front room carpet and passage carpet, the new sopha and mantle looking glass.

2. Land Assessement: Lot # 19, 1851, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 51 Name: Selina Barclay
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: life
Lot # 19 Town of Gosport
Value of building: 2,000 Value of lot & building: 5,000
Yearly rent of lots: 300
Amount of tax on lots at the legal rate: 8.64

3. Land Assessement: Lot # 19, 1852, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 52 Name: Selina Barclay
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: life
Lot # 19 Town of Gosport
Value of building: 2,000 Value of lot & building: 5,000
Tax: 9.00

4. Land Assessement: Lot # 19, 1853, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 53 Name: Selina Barclay
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: life
Lot # 19 Town of Gosport
Value of building: 2,000 Value of lots & buildings: 5,000
Tax: 10

5. Residence: 1854-1855, Washington, District Of Columbia. 11,12,17

6. Land Assessement: Lot # 19, 1854, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 54 Name: Selina Barclay
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: life
Lot # 19 Town of Gosport
Value of building: 2,000 Value of lots & buildings: 5,000
Tax: 10.00

7. Land Assessement: Lot # 19, 1855, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 55 Name: Selina Barclay
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: life
Lot # 19 Town of Gosport
Value of building: 2,000 Value of lots & buildings: 5,000
Tax: 10.00

8. Residence: 1878, Montgomery Co., (P.O. Sligo), MD. 11,12,17

9. Residence: lived with her "grandson" John W. Barclay and his siblings, 1880, Deep Creek, Norfolk County, Virginia. 56

10. Residence: 1887, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 11,12,17

11. Death: 1887, Portsmouth, Virginia. 15 Name: Selina Barclay Race: white Sex: female
Date of Death: July 1, 1887 Place of Death: Portsmouth
Cause of Death: Paralysis Age: 95 years, 6 months, 2 days
Name of Parents: White
Place of Birth: England Occupation: none
Consort: widow
Name of Informant: Selina Riell, grandaughter

12. Obituary: 3 Jul 1887, Portsmouth, Virginia. 57 Barclay--At the residence of her grandson, Mr. John W. Barclay, No. 112 Crawford street, Friday, at 10 p.m., Selina, the relict of the late Robert Barclay, in the 96th years of her age.
The funeral takes place from Trinity P. E. Church this (Sunday) afternoon at 5 o'clock. The friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

13. Funeral notice: 3 Jul 1887, Portsmouth, Virginia. 58 The funeral of Mrs. Selina Barclay, relict of the late Robert Barclay, whose death occurred on Friday night about 10:30 o'clock at the residence of her grandson, Mr. John W. Barclay, No. 112 Crawford street, will take place this afternoon from Trinity P. E. Church at 5 o'clock. Mrs. Barclay was at the time of her death, the oldest living resident of Portsmouth, she being nearly 96 years of age. She was well known and her funeral will no doubt be largely attended by our elder citizens.

14. Funeral: 6 Jul 1887, Portsmouth, Virginia. 59 The funeral of Mrs. Selina Barclay took place on Sunday afternoon from the Trinity P. E. Church. Rev. F. F. Reese conducted the services, after which the remains were interred in the churchyard by the side of her husband.

Selina married Capt. John Dickson [430] 7,22 [MRIN: 170], son of Henry Dickson [431] and Hannah Longstaff [432], on 20 Sep 1818 in New York, New York 20.,21 John was born in 1779 in Gosport, Norfolk County, Virginia,7,22 died on 21 Jun 1826 in Gosport, Norfolk County, Virginia 21,60 at age 47, and was buried on 22 Jun 1826 in Portsmouth, Virginia.7,22 Other names for John were Capt. Jack Dickson, and61 John Dickson.62

Marriage Notes: He married two White sisters.

*John Dickson & Selina White were married by the Rev. Wm. Montgomery.

Death Notes: Norfolk and Portsmouth herald (Norfolk, Va. : 1815) Died- In Gosport on Wednesday, Capt. John Dickson, formerly a shipmaster. (p. 3, c. 1) Friday, June 23, 1826. Henley Papers

General Notes:

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: owned a restaurant outside Shipyard gate, Gosport, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 63 John may also be the Captain Jack Dickson whom Foreman tells us operated a restaurant just outside the Shipyard gate in Gosport.

2. Residence: Gosport, Gosport, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 64 Foreman Recollections--Old Homes of Gosport
The corner next to the navy yard was owned by Capt. Jack Dickson and kept as a restaurant.......
On the street leading west by the navy yard Capt. Jack Dickson built several houses and resided in the corner where A. Cassell now resides. They were nice people. Have several daughters. One married Robert Barclay; one Sol Barclay; one Lewis Boutwell; one Caleb Herbert, and one married Prof. Pendleton of the navy. There was one sone; went away and I do not know what became of him.

3. Military Service: War of 1812, 20 Aug 1814, Norfolk, Virginia. 65,66 John Dickson, private
Detachment of Cav. (1813-1814), Virginia Militia (War of 1812)
John Dickson, Pvt.
Capt. Thomas mcCandlish's Norfolk Volunteer Troop of Cavalry Virginia Militia, attached to command of Capt. William Bolling.
War of 1812 appears on Company Muster Roll for July 31, to Sept. 8, 1813
Roll dated Norfolk, Va., Sept. 8, 1813
Commencement of services: Aug. 1, 1813
Expiration of service: Sept. 8, 1813
Present or absent: present

John Dickson, Pvt.
Capt. Thomas McCandlish's Norfolk Volunteer Troop of Cavalry Militia, 4 Reg't Cavalry. War of 1812
Appears on Company Muster Roll for Aug. 20, 1814, day on which called into service, to Oct. 20, 1814, day on which discharged.
Roll dated Norfolk, Oct. 20, 1814
Date of appointment, Aug. 20, 1814
For what time engaged, Oct. 20, 1814
Present or absent: present

John Dickerson appears with the rank of Pvt. on a muster roll of Captain William Bolling's Goochland Volunteer Troop of Cavalry from 38 Reg't Virginia Militia, stationed at Camp Fairfield. (War of 1812) for Sept. 4 to 13, 1814
Roll dated Camp Fairfield, Sept. 4, 1814
Commencement of service, Sept. 4, 1814
Expiration of service< Sept. 13, 1814
Present or absent: present
Remark: Distance from muster ground to Richmond, 86 miles

John Dickson, Pvt., Capt. Thomas McCandlish's Norfolk Volunteer Troop of Cavalry Militia, 4 Reg't State of Virginia (War of 1812) appears on Company Pay Roll for Aug. 1 to Sept. 8, 1813.
Roll dated Norfolk Sept. 8, 1813-Sept. 8, 1813
Expiration of service or of this settlement: Sept. 8, 1813
Term of service charged: 1 day
Pay per month 8 dollars
Amount of pay: 26 cents
No. of horses: 1
No. of days charged for horses: 1
Allowance of pay for horses: 40 cents
Total amount: 66 cents
Remarks: Joined since last muster

John Dickson, Pvt., Capt. Thomas McCandlish's Troop of Cavalry, 4 Reg't Virginia Militia (War of 1812) appears on Company Pay Roll for Aug. 20 to Oct. 20, 1814
Roll dated Oct. 20, 1814
Commencement of pay or of this pay roll: Aug 20, 1814
Expiration of service or of this settlement: Oct. 20, 1814
Term of service charged: 2 months
Pay per month: 8 dollars
Amount of pay: 16 dollars
No. of horses: 1
No. of days charged for horses: 60
Allowance of pay for horses: 24 dollars
Total amount: 40 dollars

John Dickenson, Pvt., Captain William Bolling's Troop of Cavalry, 38 Reg't Virginia Militia (War of 1812) appears on Company Pay Roll for Aug. 28 to Sept. 13, 1814
Roll dated: Oct. 1, 1814
Commencement of service: Sept. 4, 1814
Expiration of service: Sept. 13, 1814
Term of service charged: 10 days
Pay per month: 8 dollars
Amount of pay: 2 dollars & 66 cents
No. of horses: 1
No. of days charged for horses: 10
Allowance of pay for horses: 4
Amount of pay for travelling home: 2
Total amount: 8.66
Remarks: from Nottoway

4. Military Enlistment: private in Captain McCandlish's Va. Militia, 20 Aug 1814. 21

5. Military Discharge: War of 1812, 20 Oct 1814. 12,21

6. Home: 136 Lincoln Street, 1820, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 67 Works Progress Administration of Virginia Historical Inventory
County: Norfolk Class: Historic houses, etc.
Collection: Photograph Subject: John Dickson home
Location: 136 Lincoln Street, Portsmouth, Virignia, north side of Lincoln Street between First and Second Streets, northeast. Intersection of Lincoln and First Streets. Part of Lot # 61 & 62 in Plan of Gosport.
Date: 1820
Owners: John Dickson: 1820-1826
John Dickson Estate: 1826-1833
George W. Dickson: 1833-1855
Richard P. Beaton: 1855-1871
Mary M. H. Cassell: 1871-1892
A. E. W. Cassell: 1892-1898
P.J. Lyons: 1898 to present time
Description: This is a most attractive old hom. The basement, which is of brick, has two large rooms and hall. This no doubt was used originally as dining room and kitchen. It is dug out about three feet and extends about five feet above the ground. A boxed in stairway a the back hall connects this and the first story. A one story kitchen was built on at the back of the first story and the basement is now used only as a store room.
The first story originally consisted of large double parlors and halls. These are finished with a thirty-six inch wainscoting in one solid board and beaded chair boards. The mantels are beautiful. They are beautifully hand carved. The design is a sunburst at each side and one has carved columns, the other a latticed design.
The stairway is four flight and unbroken from the first floor to the attic. The first flight railing and balusters have been discarded for the modern turned type, but after the first turn the original mahogany railing, square balusters and small square newels are used. The flooring is original of varying widths, and heart pine. The entrance is reached by stone steps. The porch is small, also stone, and has no roof.
The transom is fan shaped and there is a fan shaped window in the gamble at the west side of the structure. There are two large bedrooms and a hall on the second story. The attic was originally one large room and hall but the hall has been converted into a bath room. This home is wonderfully well preserved.
Historical Significance: While the house itself does not date back to the Revolutionary War, the site does, it being a portion of the land confiscated after the Revolution.
About 1760 a prominent citizen and very wealthy merchant of Portsmouth, named Andrew Sprowle, purchased a tract of land joining Portsmouth on the south and established a marine yard (which is our present Navy Yard) and started the village of Gosport, which was Portsmouth's first suburb.
Mr. Sprowle's ship yard proved so useful that the British government kept it busy and soon found it necessary to place a navy agent there. Mr. Sprowle filled this office until the outbreak of the Revolution. Gosport was partially burned in 1776. Mr. Sprowle's house was set on fire by an infuriated mob in retalliation for Dunmore's bombardment of Portsmouth. Mr. Sprowle being an intimate friend, they left Portsmouth together. Sprowle's property was forfeited and in 1784 the General Assembly of Virginia appointed three commissioners to sell these lands. Gosport was laid out in lots corresponding in size with those of the town of Portsmouth. There were two hundred and twelve lots and all were sold except lots numbered nineteen to fifty six which were reserved for the Navy Yard. The site on which this home is located is part of lot number sixty one and sixty two of Andrew Sprowle's property.
What was then called Gosport is now known as Newton or South Portsmouth and now forms a part of the city.
The next person to own this site was Colonel Josiah Parker of the Isle of Wight County who was at one time aide to General Washington and first representative from this district in Congress.
Jacquelin Ambler was the name of the excheater who sold the property. John Dickson who was the next owner was a member of a very prominent family. Several of them were wealthy sea captains. After his death his widow married Captain R. C. Barclay, also a sea captain and who has many very prominent descendants here.
The Cassell family next occupied this old home and it is usually spoken of a s the Cassell home. They were also very prominent. May lawyers, Mr. V. O. Cassell and Norman Cassell and W. H. H. Cassell.
Since the Cassell family sold it in 1898 it has been rented to first one and another.
The present occupant says she has been told that several years ago a family lived there who complained to the police that they were unable to sleep because of the cries of a young babe, apparently coming from the attic and the legend goes that a young mother abandoned her young baby there and that it was its cries which were heard for years.
It is generally believed in Portsmouth that John Dickson built this home and if so he purchased the property September 20, 1820. The house was built not later than this date. Judging from the old features one would think it was built in the late 1700 or certainly early in 1800, but there are no records.
Art: Photograph
Sources of Information: Informants: Miss Mildred Holladay, 43 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth, Virignia; R. C. Barclay, 400 Hatton Street, Portsmouth, Virginia
Deed Book 34, page 280, Hustings Court of Portsmouth, Va.
Deed Book 26, page 301, Hustings Court of Portsmouth, Va.
Deed Book 25, page 144, Hustings Court of Portsmouth, Va.
Deed Book 6, page 560, Hustings Court of Portsmouth, Va.
Deed Book 82, page 543, Norfolk County Court Records
Deed Book 72, page 353, Norfolk County Court Records
Will Book 5, page 178, Norfolk County Court Records
Deed Book 49, page 78, Norfolk County Court Records
Deed Book 31, page 14, Norfolk County Court Records
Architectual Description of Building Called for in 5-A of Bulletin 3400
Name of Building: John Dickson home
Exterior: Building Plan: Sqare (originally) now "L" Cellar: (X)
No. of stories: 2 1/2 Attic classed as 1/2 story
Material: Brick (x) Frame (x)
If brick, state what bond: common (x)
Kind of roof: gabled (x)
Roof material: shingle (x)
Chimneys: number (3) brick (x) Location: 2 east 1 north
Weatherboarding: not so wide Beaded: (x)
Cornices: plain or elaborate.....plain Material: wood
Windows: number (24) size & number of panes: 15 panes 8 x 10 in.
Shutters: describe: none
Dormers: number and shape of roof: none
Porch: one story, no roof, 6 x 8 ft. iron grille
Type of Entrance: transom with fan lights
Interior:
No. of Rooms: 8 large (x) small Approximate celing height: 11 ft.
Stairway: open string (x) Describe: 4 flight
Round mahogany railing, square newels and balusters
Cellar: Describe: two rooms and hall, six windows
Doors: Style and type of wood: six panel witch doors. Hand made, Very pretty.
Probably heart pine
Walls: Panelled, papered or painted: plastered and papered
Interior Cornices: elaborate plaster paris
Hardware: Locks and hinges: outside marble knobs. Locks 5 x 6 in. Very large keys. Common hinges.
Floors: Original, pine, varying width boards
Mantels: beautiful hand carved
Misc. On each side of the one big attic room are tiny dark closets
Present condition and state if spoiled architecurally by remodeling: No. Good.
Does occupant seem to appreciate old architecutral features: yes
Your name: Sarah F. Moore

7. Religion: member of the vestry, 1821, Portsmouth, Virginia. 68 John Dickson and William Dickson were both members of the Vestry of Trinity Church in 1821 and among those renting pews in 1822, one for $20 and one for $30 a year.

8. Religion: meeting of the vestry & renting of pews, 4 Jul 1822, Portsmouth, Virginia. 69 Trinity Vestry
At a meeting of the Minister and Vestry of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Portsmouth Parish at their house of worship on Thursday the 4th day of July 1832
Present: The Revd. John H. Wingfield, Arthur Emmerson, George Webb, John Dickson, Robert Barclay, Mordecai Cooke, Richard Baugh, Robert B. Butt, John Cocke, Wm. Langhorne
The Vestry proceeded, agreeable to appointment, to rent out the pews which have been repaired, when the following persons being the highest bidders became the renters of the said pews agreeable to the numbers, and at the prices annexed to their names respectively, vz
Mr. John Cock--No. 1 at $21.00
Mssrs R. Barclay & D---No. 2 at $20.00
Mr. John Dickson--No. 3 at $20.00.......

9. Religion: meeting of the vestry, 5 Apr 1823, Portsmouth, Virginia. 70 Trinity Vestry--1823
At a meeting of the pew holders of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Portsmouth Parish, at the church in Portsmouth on the 5th day of April 1823
Present: The Revd. John H. Wingfield, John Cox, George Webb, John Dickson, John Thompson, John Cocke, James Rudder, Arthur Emmerson, Swepson Whitehead, Holt Wilson, Robert Barclay, William Langhorne, Samuel A. Browne, Enoch Cheate, Henry Bell, Jethro Howland, David A. Reynolds, Richd Blow, Wm. Dyson, Charles A. Grice, Robert B. Butt, Benj. Spratley, Alexander Leckie, John Wilson & Mordecai Cooke.
John Cox, John Thompson, Robert Barclay, George Webb, John Dickson, John Cocke, Arthur Emmerson, & William Langhorne were appointed vestry men for the ensuing twelve months.
Robert Barclay & Arthur Emmerson were appointed church wardens.

Monday the 25th August 1823--John Thompson and Robert Barclay who were appointed to examine state & settle an account of the receipts & disbursements on account of this church, having failed to perform that duty, resolved that Arthur Emmerson, John Cocke & William Langhorne be appointed in their stead, and that they, or any two of them proceed to examine state & settle the said accounts, and return to the next meeting of the vestry if practicable, if not, as soon thereafter as may be a statement of all moneys received & disbursed on account of the repairs to the said church and for other purposes, and that they set forth in said account what balance may be due to or from the said church.

10. Religion: elected to the vestry, 19 Apr 1824, Portsmouth, Virginia. 71 Trinity Vestry--1824
At a meeting of the Minister and congregation this 19th day of April 1824. Present for the purpose of electing a new vestry: Revd. John H. Wingfield, Mr. John Thompson, Arthur Emmerson, John Cox, John Dickson, James Rudder, Sol. A. Browne, John Cocke
Elected as vestrymen for the ensuing year John Cox, Jno. Dickson, John Thompson, Robert Barclay, James Rudder, Holt Wilson, William Langhorne, and Arthur Emmerson, and as church wardens Holt Wilson and Jno. Dickson.

11. Court: trustee of Portsmouth Academy, 28 Jan 1825, Portsmouth, Virginia. 72 Trustee Portsmouth Academy
1825. Passed January 28. "An act incorporating the trustees of Portsmouth Academy, in the County of Norfolk."
1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that Swepson Whitehead, Tapley Webb, Holt Wilson, Joseph Schoolfiedld, Beverly Bayton, Colonel John Hodges, John Dickson, William Wright, Mathew Manning, Richard Carney, and Robert A. Armistead of the County of Norfolk, be and they are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The Trustees of Portsmouth Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, and have a common seal, with power to purchase, receive, and hold, they and their successors forever, any lands, tenements, rents, goods, and chattels, of what kind soever, which may be purchased, or devised, or given to them for the use of said Academy.

12. Religion: elected as vestryman, 4 Apr 1825, Portsmouth, Virginia. 73 At a meeting of the minister and congregation this 4th day of April 1825 for the purpose of electing a vestry for the ensuing year. Present: Revd. John H. Wingfield, Mr. John Thompson, John Cox, Jas. Rudder, George Webb, Holt Wilson.
Elected as vestrymen: Arthur Emmerson, John Thompson, Robt. Barclay, John Cox, John Dickson, R. B. Butt, Jas. Rudder, Holt Wilson, Jno. Cocke, & Arthur Emmerson and Holt Wilson as church wardens.

13. Will: John Dickson will, 5 May 1826, Norfolk County, Virginia. 21,74,75 In the name of God, Amen, I , John Dickson of the county of Norfolk being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament revoking and nulling all other wills.

First: I resign my soul to the great and almighty being that created and has redeemed it, with a sincere trust that he will take it into his presence there to remain and my body to the dust believing in a future resurrection.

Item: It is my will and I hereby direct all my just debts to be paid and discharged.

Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Selina Dickson absolutely and at her disposal one third part of all my personal estate, and I lend to her during her natural life one third part of all my lands and real estate.

Item: I give devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate real and personal to my five children to wit: Rose Hannah, Elener Sarah, Sarah Emma, by my first marriage, and Selina Christiana and George Washington Dickson by my present wife Selina to be equally divided between my said five children to them and their heirs forever.

The Government of the United States contemplates an extension of the Navy Yard, Gosport, so as to include my lands and lots in that part of Portsmouth called Gosport, should they determine to purchase that property, I hereby impower and direct my executrix to sell the whole of said property and estate in lands and lots or any part thereof; to the said Government & convey the same in fee simple to it or any proper officer or department thereof--and in that event I direct the proceeds to be invested in United States stock or some productive funds, and do give to my said wife the interst and profits--of one third part thereof during her natural life, and the residue to my said five children; Rose Hannah, Elenor Sarah, Sarah Emma, Selina Christiana and George Washington Dickson to them and their heirs forever. The provision for my wife is in lieu of dower in my estate.

I grant and commit the custody of all my children to my wife, Selina and appoint her guardian to them.

Lastly, I nominate and appoint my said wife Selina whole & sole executrix of this my last will and testament and request and direct that the Court may not require security of her.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2 day of April 1825.
John Dickson
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of
Geo. Rowland
Urn Rowland
Urn B. Quarrier

May the fifth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty six, considering this my last will and testament, I wish to add that the child which my wife now bears to be considered as co-heir with my five children before mentioned.
John Dickson

At a Court held for Norfolk County the 18th July 1826
This will was proved by the oaths of George Rowland and Wm. B. Quaner witness thereto, and the said George Rowland and Wm. B. Quarier being first sworn deposed, that they are well acquainted with the hand writing of said John Dickson and that the codicil annexed to the said will was wholly written by him. Whereupon the said will and codicil are ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Selina Dickson the executrix named in the said will who made oath thereto, entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of three thousand dollars with condition according to law without giving security agreeably to the directions of the said will, the Court being satisfied that the personal estate of the testator is more than sufficient to pay his debts, certificate is granted her for attaining a probate of the said will in due form.
Teste:
Wm. Wilson

Copy: Teste:
Wm. Wilson

14. Alt. Death: 19 Jun 1826, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 18

15. Obituary: 23 Jun 1826, Gosport, Norfolk County, Virginia. 76 Died, at his residence in Gosport, on Wednesday last, after a long and painful illness, Capt. John Dickson, formerly a respectable ship master of this port, and a highly estimable member of our community. The benevolence of his heart and the surtity of his manners attached to him a numerous circle of firends by whom his death is deeply deplored; while his many excellent qualities as a husband and a father render it an affectious peculiarly poignant to his amiable family.

16. Occupation: shipmaster, 1826. 60 Was a "former" shipmaster.

17. Religion: elected to the vestry, 28 Mar 1826, Portsmouth, Virginia. 77 Resolved that the vestry of the last year be again elected for the present vestry viz: Arthur Emmerson, John Thompson, John Cox, John Dickson, Robert Barkley, John Cocke, Robert B. Butt, James Rudder, & Holt Wilson.
The vestry then proceeded to elect out of their own body two members as church wardens. Whereupon they resolved that Arthur Emmerson and Holt Wilson be appointed to that office.

18. Land: Bounty land, 1850. 66 Bounty Land: 97926-40-50. * This means bounty land warrant: 97926, 40 acres, awarded under Act of 1850. (This land was awarded to widow)

19. Pension Application: War of 1812, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 12 Soldier: John Dickson
Widow: Selina Dickson
Service: Pvt., Capt. McCandlish's Co., Va. Militia
Enlisted: Aug. 20, 1814 Discharged: Oct. 20, 1814
Residence of Widow: 1854, 1855: Washington, D.C.
1878: Montgomery Co. (P.O. Sligo) Md.
1887: Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Va.
Maiden Name of Widow: Selina White (2nd mar. Barclay)
Marriage of Soldier and Widow: Sept 20, 1818, New York, N.Y.
Death of Soldier: June 26, 1826, Gosport, Norfolk Co., Va.
Death of Widow: July 1, 1887, Portsmouth, Va.
Bounty Land: 97936-40-50
51033-120-55 Canceled
Remarks: Canceld B.L.W. 51033-120-55 in case
*see case of Robert Barclay W.C. 7903

20. Military Pension: War of 1812 pension application, Feb 1854. 78 Treasury Department, 3rd Auditor's Office
Feb. 18, 1854
Madam:
I reply to your application relative to the service of your deceased husband, John Dickson, a private soldier in the War of 1812, I have to state that the rolls have been examined, and it appears that he served under Captain McCandlish Va. Militia, from August 20, 1814 until Oct. 20, 1814, when discharged, and paid in full by Paymaster J. B. Cooper.
Respectfully,
Your obt. sert.
F. Burt
3rd Auditor
Mrs. Dickson,
Care of Judge Peters, Capital Hill, Washington, D.C.

District of Colimbia
City of Washington
Personally appeared before me John D. Barclay---a Justice of the Peace in & for the District & city aforesaid, Arthur Cooper, a citizen of Georgtown, who being duly sworn says, that he is 68 years of age and served during the War of 1812 with Great Britain as a cornet in the company of Virignia Militia, commanded by Captain Thomas Mcandish. Deponent personally knew the late John Dickson, late of Norfolk Co., Virginia, & knows he was a private in the same company, and served with him as such. Deponent is also acquainted with Selina his wife, formerly Selina White, & knew her or his wife, in the lifetime of said John Dickson, & knows her to be the same person now applying for Bounty Land as his widow. Deponent personally knows that the said John Dickson is dead, he having departed this life on or about the 26th day of June A.D. 1826.
Arthur Cooper
Sworn to before me this 24 February 1854
Jno. D. Barclay, J. P.

District of Columbia
County of Washington
Personally appeared before me D. Saunders, a Justice of the Peace, in & for the county aforesaid, William P. Young who being duly sworn says that he is 60 years of age, & resides in Washington City that he was personally acquainted with Robert Barclay deceased, late a resident of Norfolk County, in the state of Virginia, that the said Robert Barclay, to his personal knowledge of deponent, srevied as a private in the company of Virginia Milita, commanded by Captain Arthur Emmerson in the War of 1812, with Great Britain, & that he served about (cannot say how long he served, having forgotten it) months, & was discharged as he believes honerably. Deponent is also personally acquainted with Mrs. Selina Barclay, the widow of said Robert Barclay, and knew her in the lifetime of Robert Barclay as his wife; & visited them as such; & know she is the same lady now applying for Bounty Land as his widow.. Deponent also states that he personally knows that the said Robert Barcaly is dead, & has been dead for seven years or thereabout--& that the said Selina Barclay is still his widow & unmarried since his death.
Wm. P. Young
Sworn to before me this day of March 1854
D. Saunders, J. P.

District of Columbia
County and City of Washington
On this ____ day of March, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty five, personally appeared before me _________ a Justice of the Peace, within and for the County aforesaid in the District aforesaid Mrs. Selina Dickson, age 63 years a residenct at present of Washington City, in the District of Columbia, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is widow of Mr. John Dickson, deceased, who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Mcandish in the regiment of _____ commanded by ______, in the War with Great Britain, declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812 that her said husband was drafted at _______ on, or about the _____ day of _______ A.D. 181__, for the term of _____ and continued in actual service in said War for the term of ______ and was, honorably discharged at _______ on the ___ day of ____ A.D. 181__.
She further states, that she was, married to the said John Dickson in New York on the 20th day of September A.D. 1818, by one Mr. Montgomery, a minister of the Gospel, and that her name before her marriage was Selina White, that her said husband died at Gosport, Va. on the 26th day of June A.D. 1826, and that she is now a widow.
She further declares that she has heretofore made application for bounty land under the act approved September 28th 1850, and obtained a land warrant for forty acres, No. _____ which she has legally disposed of, and it cannot now be returned. Proof of all which allegations will appear upon reference to the application now on file in the office of Commission of Pensions. She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which she may be entitled under the Act approved March 3rd 1855.
Selina Dickson
We J. Henry Peters and Johnson Simonds, residents of Washington City, the the District of Columbia upon our oaths, declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by Mrs. Selina Dickson in our presence, and that we believe from the appearance oand statements of the applicant, that she is the idential person she represents herself to be and know her to be a widow.
J. H. Peters
Johnson Simonds
The foregoing declaration and affidavit were sworn to and subscribed before me, on the day and year above written, and I certify that I know the affiant to be creditable person; that the claimant is the person she represents herself to be , and that I have no interest to this claim.
E. H. Bates J. P.

Hon Comm of Pensions
Washington City
Sir,
Not having been aware until within a few weeks since that a widow who has had two husbands in the War of 1812, was entitled to but one warrant for land, that she might select one under which to claim, I think it but right that I should return you the within warrant issued to Mrs. Selina Dickson, widow of John Dickson, because she has already rec'd a warrant for 40 & one for 120 acres in right of her husband Robert Barklay a soldier in the War of 1812.
Very respectfully yours
J. H. Peters
26 February 1856

21. Bounty Land: Bounty Land claim, 22 Feb 1854, Washington, District Of Columbia. 21 Claim # 176741--Bounty land claim of Mrs. Selina Dickson as widow of John Dickson, War of 1812, filed on Feb. 1854 by J. H. Peters, attorney
Bounty land claim under the Act of 28th September 1850 and additional Act of the 22nd March 1852. Application of widow
On this 22nd day of February A. D. 1854 personally appeared before me the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace, within & for the city & county of Washington, in the District of Columbia, Selina Dickson aged 62 years late a resident of Portsmouth, in the State of Virginia, but now of Washington City, who being duly sworn declares that she the widow of John Dickson deceased, who was a private in the company of Virginia Militia commanded by Captain Thomas Mcandlish in the Regiment commanded by in the War of 1812.
That her husband John Dickson at Norfolk, Va., on or about the 20th day of August 1814 served in the said company as a private for the term of two months and continued in active service in said War for the time of two (2) months, & was honorably discharged at Norfolk, Va. on the 20th day of October A. D. 1814 as will appear by the Records of the proper department in Washington, there being no regular written discharge in her possession. She further states, that she was married to the said John Dickson in New York City on the 20th day of September A. D. 1818 by the Rev. Wm. Montgomery, now deceased, a clergman, & that her name before her marriage was Selina White, that her said husband John Dickson died at Gosport, Virginia on the 26 day of June A. D. 1826 & that she is now a widow. In substantiative of which fact in the alegened of record evidence , she relies upon this affidavit herewith presented and she makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty land to which she may be entitled for her husband' military service, under the Act granting Bounty land to the" Widows of certain officers & soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States", ? September 28, 1850 and 22nd March 1852, she never having received or knowing that she is entitled to land under any former Act of Congress.
S. Dickson
Sworn to & subscribed before me this 22nd day of February 1854
W. Thompson, J. P.
J. H. Peters
Power of Attorney
Know all men by these present that I, Selina Dickson of Washington City, do herewith constitute and appoint J. Henry Peters of Washington City, District of Columbia, my true and lawful attorney irevocally, for now & in my name & etrads, to ask for, demand and receive from the Department of the Interior of the United States, such certificate, or land warrant or I may be entitled to for my husband's military service in the War of 1812 under the provisions of any act of Congress, granting Bounty Lands for military service rendered the United States, and also to apply for, ask, & receive of the propert Department of Government any new claims, claims, or monies to which I may be entitled. Hereby ratifying & confirming whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done as set forth in misc. premises, & by virtue of the Power of Attorney, as though I were personally present and acting for myself.
In witness whereof, I hereto set my hand, and affix my seal this 22nd day of February A.D. 1854.
S. Dickson
Signed, sealed & delivered in presence of
W. Thompson, J. P.

District of Columbia, City of Washinton
On this 22nd day of February A.D. 1854, before me the undersigned a Justice of the peace, in & for said county & District, and authorized to administer oaths, & take acknowledgement of deeds, personally appeared Selina Dickson above mentioned, and acknowledged the foregoing Power of Attorney to be her free act & deed, as specified.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, & affixed my seal, this day & year above written.
W. Thompson, J.P.

District of Columbia, City of Washington
I, Clerk of the Circuit Court, in & for the county, certify, that W. Thompson J.P. whose genuine signature appears to the foregoing declaration, affidavit & power of attorney, is & may at this time of signing the same, a Justice of the Peace in & for the county aforesaid, and commission & sworn, that all his official act as such an entitled to full faith & audit, & that the aforesaid Court is a Court of Record, having general jurisdection.
Given under my hand & seal of my office this day of February 1854 at Washington City.
Clerk

Unites States of America, Department of Interior, Office of the Commissioner of Pensions, it is hereby certified, that under the Act of March 3rd, 1855, entitled "An Act in addition to certain Acts granting Bounty Land to certain Officers and soldiers who have been engaged in The Military Service of the United States, Selina Dickson, widow of John Dickson, Private of Captain McCandlish's Company of Virginia Militia War 1812 is entitled to locate one hundred and twenty acres at any land office of the United States in one body and in conformity to the legal subdivisions of the public lands upon any of the public lands subject to sale at either the minimum or lower graduated prices. Given under my hand and the seal of the Department, this 5th day of February 1856. No. 51.033

22. Land: Bounty land, 1855. 66 Bounty Land: 51033-120-55 Canceled. *This means bounty land warrant: 51033, 120 acres, awarded Act of 1855--then warrant was canceled due to land awarded under the pension application of Robert Barclay. (This land was awarded to widow.)

Children from this marriage were:

   15 F    i. Selina Christiana Dickson [519] 7,79 was born about 1821 in Gosport, Norfolk County, Virginia,7,80 died between Apr 1885 and Jul 1885 in Washington, District Of Columbia 81,82 about age 64, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown, District of Columbia.81

General Notes: American beacon and Norfolk and Portsmouth daily advertiser (Norfolk, Va. : 1827) Married- In Gosport, by Rev. Neil, Robert C. Barclay, of Norfolk, to Miss Rosa H. Dickson, eldest daughter of the late Capt. John Dickson of Gosport. (p. 2, c. 5) Thursday, October 19, 1837.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Will: 12 Apr 1884, Montgomery Co., Maryland. 18,83 In the name of God, Amen: I, Selina C. Pendleton, of Montgmery County, State of Maryland, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, and considering the uncertainlty of this life, do therefore make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament--that is to say,
First, After all my lawful debts are paid, and discharged, I give, devise, bequeath and dispose of all my property and estate as follows, to wit:
Second, I give devise and bequeath to my grand daughter Rose Wilson, the south one of my houses, and the one acre of land connected therewith located on the Burnt Mill road in Montgomery County in the state of Maryland, I also give and bequeath to my said grand daughter Rose Wilson all of my bed room furniture, my piano and all of my plated ware.
Third--I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Selina D. Wilson, free from the control of her husband, the north one of my houses, and the one acre of land attached thereto located on the Burnt Mills road, in Montgomery County in the state of Maryland, for and during her natural life and at her death I give devise and bequeath said property to my grandaughter and namesake Selina Pendleton Wilson, I also give and bequeath to my said grandaughter Selina Pendleton Wilson, my watch and chain. IN case of the death of my grandaughter Rose Wilosn, during her minority, then the estate hereinbefore conveyed to her shall go to my namesake Selina Pendleton Wilson, and in the event of the death of my said namesake Selina Pendleton Wilson during her minority, then the estate devised to her shall go to my other granddaughter, Rose Wilson.
Fourth--To my son, Alexander G. Pendleton, I give and bequeath a chronometer watch, the cost thereof not to exceed the sum of three hundred dollars, and I hereby authorize, and direct the executors of this my will to purchase said watch out of the personal effects, and cash lfet by me, and deliver the same to him.
Fifth--I give, devise and bequeath to my son William G. Pendleton, all of my interest in a certain lot of ground located in Gosport, in the state of Virginia, said lot being located near the Navy Yard gate, this I give to my said son in rememberance of his many acts of generosity to me.
Sixth--I give, devise and bequeath to my five children Rose B. Darrell, Edwin Conway Pendleton, Frances P. Read, William G. Pendleton, and Douglas Pendleton, all of the rest of my real estate situated in the District of Columbia, as tenants in common to share and share alike, the interest of my said daughter, Frances P. Read, to be free from the control of her husband and to continue during her natural life, and at her death the interest hereby devised to her shall go to her son Nathaniel M. Read. It is further my desire and I hereby devise that in the event of the shares of my said five children just above named exceeding twelve hundred dollars each, then my daughter Selina D. Wilson, shall share equally with said five children in the fund in excess of said twelve hundred dollars each.
Seventh--I hereby nominate and appoint Rosa B. Darrell and Edwin Conway Pendleton, my son and daughter, Executors of this my last will, and testament.
In the event of the absence of my said son from the city at the time of my death, then, and in that event, I desire that no division shall be made of (unreadable) until her return, except, as to the houses in Montgomery County, and until his return my daughter Rose B. Darrell, shall collect the rents from my said property, pay taxes, repairs and insurance upon said property and divide the remainder annually between those entitled to receive the same.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal this twelfth (12) day of April A. D. 1884.
Selina C. Pendleton
Subscribed by Selina C. Pendleton, the testatrix named in the foregoing will, in the presence of each us; and at the time of making such subscription, the above instrmt was declared by said testatrix to be her last will & testament; and each of us at the request of said testatrix and in her presence and in the presence of each other, signs his name as a witness thereto.
T.M. Hanson
R. R. Raplay
1315 E. St. N. W.
H. B. Moulton
15249th St. N. W.
Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
Holding a special term for Orphan's Court business
July 24th 1885
District of Columbia, to wit:
This day appeared Thomas M. Hanson one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Selina C. Pendleton, late of the District of Columbia, deceased, and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that he did see the testatrix therein named sign this will; that she published, pronounced, and declared the same to be her last will and testament, that at the time of so doing she was to the best of his apprehension, of sound and disposing mind, and capable of executing a valid deed or contract; and that his name as witness to the aforesaid will was signed in the presence and at the request of testatrix and in the presence of Randolph R. Raplkey & Hosea B. Moulton the other subscribing witnesses thereto.
Test: H. J. Ramsdell
Register of wills
Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
Holding a special term for orphans's court business
July 25th 1885
District of Columbia, to wit:
This day appeared Randolph R. Raplay one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Selina C. Pendleton, late of the District of Columbia, deceased, and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that he did see the testatrix therein named sign this will; that she published, pronounced, and declared the same to be her last will and testament; that at the time of so doing she was, to the best of his apprehension of sound and disposing mind, and capable of executing a valid deed or contract; and that his name as witness to the aforesaid will was signed in the presence and at the request of Testatrix and in the presence of Thomas M. Hanson and Hosea B. Moulton, the other subscribing witnesses thereto.
Test: H. J. Ransdell
Register of wills
Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
Holding a psecial term for orphan's court business
July 31st 1885
District of Columbia, to wit:
This day appeared Hosea B. Moulton one of the subscribing witnesses to the foregoing last will and testament of Selina C. Pendleton, late of the District of Columbia, deceased, and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that he did see the Testatrix, therein named sign this will; that she published, pronounced; and declared the same to be her last will and testament; that at the time of so doing she was, to the best of his apprehension, of sound and disposing mind, and capable of executing a valid deed or contract; and that his name as witness to the aforesaid will was signed in the presence and at the request of the Testatrix and in the presence of Thomas M. Hanson and Randolph R. Rapley, the other subcribing witnesses thereto
Test: H. J. Ramsdell
Register of wills
I, Selina C. Pendleton, the within named testatrix, being of sound and disposing mind, and memory do hereby make, and publish this codicil to be added to my last will and testament, bearing date the 12th day of April A.D. 1884, in manner following, to wit:
First--It is my desire, and I hereby direct that the executors appointed in my said will shall collect the rents and have the entire charge and control of the real estate, and property bequeathed and devised by me by my said will to my grandaughter Rose Wilson, until she shall become of age, and shall account to her for the same, and in the event of the death of my daughter, Selina D. Wilson, during the minority of my grandaughter, and namesake Selina Pendleton Wilson, then and in that event the executors appointed in my said will shall take charge of the property and estate left and devised to her by me, collect the rents, issues and profits arising therefrom; and account for the same to her when she becomes of age. I am thus careful to arrange for the care of the estate of my said two grandaughters, because it is my desire that their father John C. Wilson, shall in no way handle, control or interfere therewith
I further direct that when my executors shall have collected my claims against the United States for milage amounting to about twelve or thirteen hundred dollars, that they shall out of said funds,
First--First purchase a suitable monument and place the same in my burial lot at Oak Hill Cemetery, Georgetown D.C. of such design and cost as they may think best.
Second--One hundred and fifty dollars of said fund shall be placed in the hands of my daughter Mrs. Rose B. Darrell, to be used and expended by her as she thinksbest in defraying the school expenses of my grandaughter Rose Wilson.
Third--I give and bequeath to my daughter Mrs. Rosa Darrell, out of said fund the sum of two hundred dollars, in recognition of her kindness in nursing and caring for me.
Fourth--I give, and bequeath to Kate English, out of said fund the sum of twenty five dollars in recognition of her kindness to me.
The legacies included in this codicil are not to be paid until my claim against the United States for mileage shall have been collected by me executors.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of April A. D. 1885.
Selina C. Pendleton
Signed, sealed, published, and declared by the said Selina C. Pendleton, as and for a codicil to her last will and testament, in the presence of each of us, who in her presence, and in the presence of each other have at her request subscribed our names as witnesses thereto
H. B. Moulton
920 F. St. N. W.
Mrs. Henrietta Golder
1906-9th St. N.W.
C. Jackson
No. 1905, 9th St. North West
Supreme Court of the District of Columbia,
Holding a special term for orphan's court business
July 24th 1885
District of Columbia, to wit:
This day appeared Mrs. Henrietta Golder and Emanuel Jackson, two of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing codicil to the last will and testament of Selina C. Pendleton late of the District of Columbia, deceased, and severally made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that they did see the testatrix therein named sign this codicil; that she published, pronounced, and declared the same to be a codicil to her last will and testament; that at the time of so doing she was, to the best of their apprehension, of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding, and capable of executing a valid deed or contract, and that their names as witnesses to the aforesaid codicil, were signed in the presence and at the request of the testatrix and in the presence of Hosea B. Moulton the other subscribing witness thereto
Teste: H. J. Ramsdell
Register of wills
Supreme Court of the District of Columbia,
Holding a special term for orphans court business
July 31st, 1885
District of Columbia, to wit:
This day appeared Hosea B. Moulton one of the subscribing witnesses to the aforegoing codicil to the last will and testament of Selina C. Pendleton late of the District of Columbia, deceased, and made oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God, that he did see the Testatrix therein named sign this codicil; that she published, pronounced and declared the same to be a codicil to her last will and testament; that at the time of so doing she was to the best of his apprehension, of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, and capable of executing a valid deed or contract, and that his name as witness to the aforesaid codicil, was signed in the presence and at the request of the testatrix, and in the presence of Mrs. Henrietta Golden and Emanuel Jackson, the other subscribing witnesses thereto
Test: H. J. Ramsdell
Register of wills
District of Columbia, to wit:
I, Dorsey Clagett, Register of wills for the District of Columbia do hereto certify that the foregoing is a (Note**seems to be a missing page)
Selina C. Pendleton, deceased, and the probates thereto, filed and recorded in the office of the Register of wills for the District of Columbia aforesaid; and also that the said will and codicil after having been proven by the witnesses whose names appear in the foregoing probates, was by order of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, holding a special term for orphans' court business, duly admitted to probate and record on the 31st day of July a. D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty five.
In testimony whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of the said Supreme Court special term for orphans court business, this twelfth day of January anno domicini 1888.
Dorsey Clagett
Register of wills for the District of Columbia
Supreme Court of the District of Columbia,
Special term for orphans' court business
District of Columbia, to wit:
I, Edward F. Bingham, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, do hereby certify that Dorsey Clagett Esquire, who executed the foregoing attestation, is the Register of wills in and for said District, duly commissioned and qualified, and that the said attestation is in due form of law and by the proper officer.
In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hands and seal this twelfth day of January anno domicini 1888
E. F. Bingham
Chief Justice
District of Columbia, to wit:
I, Dorsey Clagett, Register of wills in and for the District aforesaid do hereby certify that Edward F. Bingham, Esquire, whose genuine signature is attached to the foregoing certificate, is the chief justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, duly commissioned and qualified.
In testimony whereof, I hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of the said Supreme Court, this twelfth day of January anno domini 1888
Dorsey Clagett
Register of wills for the District of Columbia
**As I am unable to change my will it is my request that each of my children should give to Alex K. from the amount left them instead of the watch enough to make his legacy equal to them.---Selina C. Pendleton
Virginia:
At the Court of Hustings for the city of Portsmouth, held on the 23rd day of January 1888. A duly authenticated copy of the last will and testament of Selina C. Pendleton, formerly of Montgomery County, State of Maryland, but at the time of her death residing in the District of Columbia, deceased, bearing date April 12, 1884, with the codicil annexed dated April 7, 1885, which said will and codicil have been proved in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, was this day offered for probate in this court; and it appearing from such copy and the certificate of probate thereof, that the said will and codicil was proved in the said foreign court of probate to have been so executed as to be a valid will of lands in this state by the laws thereof, it is ordered that said certified copy be and the same is hereby admitted to probate as a will of real estate.
Teste: C. T. Phillips, c.c.
By: A. W. Harvey, D.C.
A copy,
Teste: C. T. Phillips, c.c.
By: A. W. Harvey, D.C.
*Wm. G. Pendleton et als vs R. C. Barclay et als} chy
copy will & codicil of Selina C. Penleton
Exhibit "D" 1888
Febry. Rules filed


(That Selina Christiana Pendleton who married Alexander G. Pendleton died testate, she having survived her said husband, devising her interest in the said lot to her son Wm. G. Pendleton, which will together with codicil thereto was duly admitted to probate, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, holding a special term for Orphan's Court business on the 31st day of July 1885: and that said will and codicil was duly admitted to record as a will of lands, in the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, Va. on the 25th day of Jany 1888. (A duly certified copy thereof is herewith filed as an exhibit marked "D" and prayed to be taken as part of this bill)

2. Residence: Apr 1884, Montgomery Co., Maryland. 81

Selina married Alexander G. Pendleton [2257] 79,82 [MRIN: 204] on 25 Sep 1840 in Norfolk, Virginia. Alexander died on 16 Feb 1865 in Washington, District Of Columbia.82

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 18 Selina Christiana Dickson who married Alexander G. Pendleton

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: connected with the United States coast survey service, Washington, District Of Columbia. 82 Had his office in the naval observatory in Washington.

2. Military Service: professor of mathematics, 14 Aug 1848, Washington, District Of Columbia. 84 Professors of Mathematics
# 1451 A. G. Pendleton 14 August 1848
Observatory, Wash. Feb 27/58 Det'd & granted leave
Augt 19/58 To the Observatory

Sea Duty: 5 years 2 months 15 days
Shore Duty: 16 years 6 months 8 days

3. Census: U.S., 1860, Montgomery Co., Maryland. 85 Alexander Pendleton, age 41, male, professor of mathematics, value of real estate: 7,600, value of personal property: 250, born in Virginia
Selina Pendleton, age 39, female, born in Va.
Selina Pendleton, age 16, female, born in Va.
Rose Pendleton, age 14, female, born in Va., attends school
Conway Pendleton, age 13, male, born in Va., attends school
Frances Pendleton, age 10, female, born in D.C., attends school
Alexander Pendleton, age 8, male, born in D.C., attends school
William Pendlton, age 5, male, born in D.C., attends school
Douglas Pendlton, age 2, male, born in D.C.
Selina Barclay, age 67, female, value of real estate: 5,000, value of personal property: 3,000, born in England
Charles Fletcher, age 18, male, born in Maryland

4. Military Service: professor of mathematics, Feb 1865, Washington, District Of Columbia. 86 Professors of Mathematics
# 1352 1/2 A. G. Pendleton 14 August 1848
Naval Observatory
Died at Wiashington, D.C. on the 16th February 1865, see letter from Commd'r Wm. B. Whiting dated 17th February 1865

Sea Duty: 5 years 2 months 15 days
Shore Duty: 16 years 6 months 8 days

5. Death letter: from commander, Wm. B. Whiting, 17 Feb 1865, Washington, District Of Columbia. 87 U.S.N. Observatory
Washington, D.C. Feb 17th 1865

Sir:
It is my painful duty to announce to the Navy Department the sudden death last night of Prof. A. G. Pendleton U.S.N. attached to this office who died on his way home about 4 p.m. yesterday, three miles from the city of Washington at a house by the roadside where he had stopped in consequence of feeling unwell, for (as he supposed) temporary rest.
Respectfully
Your obedt servt
William B. Whiting
Commander U.S. Navy
In charge of obsy as term
Hon. Gideon Willes
Secretary of the Navy
Washington D.C.

   16 M    ii. George Washington Dickson [520] 7,88 was born before 1826 in Gosport, Norfolk County, Virginia.7,88

Noted events in his life were:

1. Deed: deeded his 1/6 interest to his brother-in-law, Robert C. Barclay, 6 Aug 1847, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 89,90 That George Washington Dickson conveyed to Robert C. Barclay his one sixth interest as devisee of John Dickson dec'd in and to the lots herein before mentioned, by deed of B & S, dated Augt. 6, 1847; the said deed is duly recorded in the Clerk's Office of the County Court of Norfolk Co, Va. in deed book no. 74, p. 425 (a copy is herewith filed as exhibit "E" and prayed to be taken as part of this bill)

Deed**
This Indenture this sixth day of August in the year of our Lord, One thousand eight hundred and forty seven, between George W. Dickson of the City of New York of the one part, and Robert C. Barclay of the City of Norfolk in the State of Virginia of the other part, Witnesseth, that the said George W. Dickson for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred and eighty seven dollars to him in hand paid by the said Robert C. Barclay at or before the ensealing and delivery of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged he the said George W. Dickson hath granted bargained and sold, and by these presents doth grant bargain sell and convey unto the said Robert C. Barclay his heirs and assigns all the estate right title and interest of him the said George W. Dickson in and to two lots of land situate in that part of the Town of Portsmouth called Gosport and known in the plan of Gosport as lots no. 18 and no. 19 and which were assigned to Selina Dickson (the widow of John Dickson decd) now Selina Barclay, to be held by her for life as dower in the estate of the said John Dickson deceased as will appear by the report of the Commissioners made in the suit of Dickson and others against Dickson in Norfolk County Court which reports was returned the 17th day of June 1833, in which said report the said lots are described as lots nos. 18 & 19 situate on Water Street in Gosport together with all the right title and interest of him the said George W. Dickson in and to the hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said lots of land, and the revision and reversions, remainders and remainders thereof, and of every part thereof, To have and to hold all the estate, right, title and interest of him the said George W. Dickson in and to the said two lots of land and premises unto him the said Robert C. Barclay his heirs and assigns forever, to and for the only proper use and behalf of him the said Robert C. Barclay his heirs and assigns forever, and the said George W. Dickson for himself and his heirs all the estate right title and interest of him the said George W. Dickson in and to the said two lots of land which is one sixth part thereof, at the death of his mother Selina Barclay, unto the said Robert C. Barclay his heirs and assigns, free from the claim of him the said George W. Dickson or of his heirs and of all and every person or persons whatsoever shall will and do warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness whereof the said George W. Dickson hath hereunto set his hand and affixed his seal the day and year first above written.
George W. Dickson
Signed, sealed & delivered in the presence of:
Moses B. Maclay
Wm. Richardson
John Moore
United States of America
State, City and County of New York, s.s.
I, Moses B. Maclay residing in the city of New York a commissioner appointed for the state aforesaid under an act of the state of Virginia entitled "An act authorizing the appointment of Commissioner of title depositions and affiavits, the acknowledgement of deeds and (?) in writing under seal, and of the State of Virginia do hereby certify George W. Dickson a party to a certain conveyance bearing date the sixth (?) 1847 and hereton annexed, persently appeared before me in my state of (?) and acknowledged the same to be his act and deed and desired (?) the said acknowledgement to the Clerk of the proper Court in the State of Virginia in order that the said conveyance may be recorded. In Testimony (?0 I have hereunto subscribed my name, and affixed my seal of office this 18th day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty seven.
Moses B. Maclay, Commissioner (?)
In the Clerk's Office of Norfolk County Court the 21st day of August (?) This Indenture was admitted to record upon the cerficiate of Moses B. Maclay Commissioner for Virginia in New York.
Teste: Wm. J. Howland
(*note: seems a page is missing from the loose papers)

2. Residence: Aug 1847, NewYork. 91

3. Census: 1860 U.S., Aug 1860, Norfolk County, City of Norfolk, Virginia. 92 Geo. W. Dickson, age 29, male, farmer, value of personal property: 1,000, born in Va.
Elizabeth H. Dickson, age 26, female, housekeeper, born in Va.
Billy Mark, age 7, male, born in Va., attended school within year
Cath. Jordan, age 18, female, domestic, born in Va.

4. Residence: Agu 1860, Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 88

5. Occupation: farmer, Aug 1860, Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 88

George married Anne Elizabeth Harrison [528] 88 [MRIN: 205], daughter of Hiram Harrison [2413] and Unknown, on 28 Oct 1847 in New York City, New York.93 Anne was born between 1826 and 1834 in New York.88

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 28 Oct 1847, New York. 94 Beacon--8 November 1847
Married--In New York, on Thursday, October 28th, by the Rev. Dr. Hatton, Geo. W. Dickson, of Portsmouth, Va., to Miss Anne E., daughter of Hiram Harrison, of N. York.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: 1860 U.S., Aug 1860, Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 88

2. Residence: Aug 1860, Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 88

3. Occupation: housekeeper, Aug 1860, Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 88

   17 F    iii. Johanna Dickson [410] 6,95 was born on 1 Nov 1826 in Gosport, Norfolk County, Virginia,96,97 died on 8 Apr 1880 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 82,96,97 at age 53, and was buried in Barclay Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virgnia.7,97

Birth Notes: Barclay Bible:
Johnanna daughter of John and Selina Dickson born in Gosport Va November the first 1826

Death Notes: Barclay bible:
Died in Norfolk County, Va. on the 8th of April 1880 Johnanna Barclay in the 54th years of her age.

Burial Notes: Barclay Family Cemetery
Paridise Creek

Johnanna Barclay
wife of S. T. Barclay
Born November 1, 1826
Died April 8, 1880

Noted events in her life were:

1. Will: 3 Jul 1880, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 18,98 That Johanna Barclay survived her said husband Solomon T. Barclay. She died about May 1, 1880. She left a will which was probated in the County Court of Norfolk County on the 3rd July 1880. Thereby she divised all her interest in the said lots to her two children Laura Barclay and Virginius Barclay to be equally divided between them. (A copy of said will is marked "G" and prayed to be taken as part of this bill)

Will of Johanna Barclay
It is my wish that all the property, I leave in my own right be equally divided between my daughter, Laura and my son, Virginius; it being too small a portion to benefit all, I deem it best to leave it as I have specified.
March 6, 1880
Johanna Barclay
At the County Court of Norfolk County held July 3rd 1880. A paper of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Johanna Barclay, late of Norfolk County deceased, was this day presented to the Court; and thereupon W. C. Corbell and John W. Barclay being duly sworn declared that they were well acquainted with the hand writing of the said Johanna Barclay deceased, and verily believe that the said will and the signature thereto subscribed are wholly in the hand writing of the said Johanna Barclay whereupon the same is ordered to be recorded as her true last will

2. Alt. Death: 1 May 1880, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 18

3. Obituary: Norfolk Co., Virginia. 99 Barclay--At her residence, in Norfolk county, Thursday evening, at 8 o'clock, Johnanna Barclay, relict of the late Soloman T. Barclay in the 54th year of her age.
the funeral will take place from her late residence this (Saturday) evening at 3 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.
New York and Washington papers please copy

Johanna married Solomon Tatem Barclay [411] 6,102 [MRIN: 169], son of Captain Robert Barclay [424] and Catherine Tatem [433], on 15 Jul 1846 in Portsmouth, Virginia 100.,101 Solomon was born on 24 Aug 1818 in Gosport, Norfolk County, Virginia,9,103,104 died on 28 Oct 1874 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 9,18,105 at age 56, and was buried in Barclay Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virgnia.9,104

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: married by Rev. George Langhorn, 15 Jul 1846. 18,96 Married by the Revd. George Langhorne on the 15th July 1846, Solomon T. Barclay to Johnanna Dickson

2. Marriage Bond: 15 Jul 1846, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 106 Know all men by these presents, that we Solomon T. Barclay and Robert Barclay are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia, Esquire, Governor of this Commonwealth, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to the payment whereof, well and truly to be made, to the said Governor, and is successors in office, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 15 day of July 1846.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound Solomon T. Barclay and Miss Johnanna Dickson.
Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed and sealed in presence of
Arthur Emmerson
S. T. Barclay
Robt. Barclay

I hereby permit my daughter Johnanna Dickson to be married to Solomon Tatem Barclay
Selina Barclay
Portsmouth, Va. July 15, 1846
Witness: Robt Barclay
Arthur Emmerson
Clerk's Office of the County Court of Norfolk County July 15, 1846
The above Robert Barclay made oath before me that the above named Selina Barclay acknowledged the above certificate as for her act & deed
Arthur Emmerson

3. Marriage: 15 Jul 1846, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 107 Married in Portsmouth on Wednesday morning, by the Rev. Mr. Langhorne, Mr. S. T. Barclay of Richmond, to Miss Johnanna Dickson

Marriage Notes: At marriage was identified as "of Richmond."

Richmond Whig & public advertiser (Richmond, Va. : 1833 : Semiweekly) Married- In Portsmouth on Wednesday,[15 July] by Rev. Langhorne, S.T. Barclay, of Richmond, to Miss Johanna Dickson. (p. 4, c. 6) Tuesday, July 21, 1846.


Death Notes: That Solomon T. Barclay died intestate leaving surviving him a widow Johnanna Barclay & children R. C. Barclay, Rosa Barclay, who married A. G. Pendleton, Laura Barclay, Selina Barclay who married Robert Riell, John W. Barclay, Nanie Barclay who married W. C. Corbett, George D. Barclay, Louis Barclay, Sol. T. Barclay and Virginius Barclay. That Johnanna Barclay the widow of Sol. T. Barclay is now dead.

Burial Notes: Barclay Family Cemetery
Paridie Creek

Soloman Tatem Barclay
Born Aug 24, 1818
Died October 28, 1874

Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: Richmond, Virginia. 101

2. Occupation: ran a large paper manufacturing pland and book bindery, Richmond, Henrico Co., Virginia. 108

3. Alt. Birth: 24 May 1818, Portsmouth, Virginia. 96 Barclay bible"
Solomon Tatem son of Robert and Catherine Barclay born in Portmsouth Va. May the twenty fourth 1818

4. Inherits: from his brother, Andrrew Barclay, 14 Dec 1830, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 109 Inherits from his brother, Andrew Barclay, 1/7th net balance to be paid at age 21

5. Deed: sells to Sarah J. Barclay, 31 Aug 1841, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 110 Grantors: Solomon T. Barclay
Grantees: Sarah J. Barclay
Date: 31 August 1841 Date Recorded: 2 Sept 1841
Consideration: $500.00
Signatures or Marks: S. T. Barclay
Witnesses:
Description: My third part of a certain lot of land on County street bounded on the south by James G. Toomer and on the north by the lot beloning to the late Talbot G. Seater and reference to the deed from Toomer To Tatem will more fully show together with one third of all the houses water and water courses profits advantages hereitments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises

6. Inherits: inherits from father, Robert Barclay, 22 Dec 1846, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 50 Inherits from father, Robert Barclay, land on Paradise Creek and that on the road leading to Deep Creek. Also eight day clock, a silver soup ladle, five table spoons, six silver tea spoons and sugar tongs and negro men Joe and John and one share in the Capital stock of the Jersey Little Falls Manufacturing Company of the State of New Jersey.

7. Census: U.S., 1850, Norfolk County, Virginia. 111 Solomon Barclay, age 35, male, farmer, value of real estate: 5,000, born in Va.
John Ann Barclay, age 25, female, born in Va.
Solomon Barclay, age 5, male, born in Va.
Mary Barclay, age 1, female, born in Va.

8. Census: U.S., 1860, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 112 Solomon T. Barclay, age 42, male, ocucpation: farmer; value of real estate: 5,000; value of personal property: 8,000, born in Va.
Johnanna Barclay, age 33, female, his wife--lady, born in Va.
Laura Barclay, age 12, female, born in Va.
Clifford Barclay, age 11, male, born in Va.
Rosa D. Barclay, age 9, female, born in Va.
Selina C. Barclay, age 8, female, born in Va.
Geo. W. Barclay, age 6, male, born in Va.
Lewis B. Barclay, age 4, male, born in Va.
Anna Barclay, age 3, female, born in Va.
Eva Cora Barclay, age 1, female, born in Va.

9. Occupation: farmer, 1850-1870, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 103,113,114

10. Census: U.S., 1870, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 115 Solomon T. Barclay, age 52, male, white, occupation: farmer, value of real estate: 2,000; value of personal property: 300, born in Va.
Johnanna Barclay, age 49, female, white, occupation: keeping house, born in Va.
Laura Barclay, age 22, female, white, at home, born in Va.
Clifford Barclay, age 21, male, white, occupation: farmer, born in Va.
Rosa D. Barclay, age 19, female, white, at home. born in Va.
Selina C. Barclay, age 17, female, white, at home, born in Va.
Lewis B. Barclay, age 14, male, white, at home, born in Va.
Anna Barclay, age 13, female, white, at home, born in Va.
Eva C. Barclay, age 11, female, white, at home, born in Va.
Alexander Barclay, age 9, male, white, born in Va.
George D. Barclay, age 6, male, white, born in Va.
Solomon M. Barclay, age 4, male, white, born in Va.
Virginius B. Barclay, age 1, male, white, born in Va.

11. Death notice: 28 Oct 1874, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 96 Died in Norfolk County, Va. on the 28th Oct 1874. Solomon Tatem Barclay in his 57 years

12. Obituary: Portsmouth, Virginia. 116 Barclay--At his residence in Norfolk county, on Thursday morning at 8 o'clock, Solomon P. Barclay, in the 57th years of his age.
The funeral will take place this (Friday) afternoon from his late residence in Norfolk county, at 2 o'clock. The friends and acquaintances of the famiy are respectfully invited to attend.
Washington, New York and Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory papers please copy.

13. Alt. Death: 1873, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 82

14. Alt Death: 28 Oct 1875. 96

15. Census: slave scedule--owns 5 slaves, 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 117 Solomon T. Barclay, slave owner
black male, age 60
black female, age 38
black male, age 12,
black female, age 10
black female, age 7

Selina next married Captain Robert Barclay [424] 9,24,25 [MRIN: 201] on 25 Dec 1833 in Gosport, Norfolk County, Virginia 23.,24 Robert was born on 18 Aug 1775 in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts,118,119,120 died on 18 Oct 1847 in Portsmouth, Virginia 6,119,121 at age 72, and was buried in Barclay Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virgnia.118,122

Marriage Notes: Capt. Dickson died and Capt. Barclay's wife died, so Capt. Robert Barclay and Selina White Dickson got married. The joke was that all the ancestors went to their mother & father's wedding. 123

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Bond: 24 Dec 1833, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 124 Know all men by these presents, that we Robert Barclay and Henry Bell are held and firmly bound unto Jno Floyd Esquire, Governor of this Commonwealth, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars; to the payment whereof, well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors in office, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals, and dated this 24 day of December 1833.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound Robert Barclay and Miss Selina Dickson
Now, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, otheriwse to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed and sealed in presence of
Wm. H. Wilson, c.c.
Robt Barclay
H. C. Bell

2. Married by: Rev. Mr. R. C. Cleveland, 25 Dec 1833, Portsmouth, Virginia. 24 A license to Robert Barclay to marry Selina Dickson recorded Dec. 25th 1833 by R. L. Cleveland
State of Virginia Norfolk County to wit:
I Arthur Emmerson Clerk of the County Court of Norfolk County in the State of Virginia aforesaid do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the return made by the Rev. R. L. Cleveland, a duly authorized minister of the Gospel, as appears by the records of the said Court.
In testimony thereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed the seal of the said Court this 15th day of February 1854 in the 78th year of the Commonwealth.
Arthur Emmerson

3. Marriage: 25 Dec 1833, Gosport, Norfolk County, Virginia. 125,126 In Gosport on Wednesday morning, the 25th inst. by the Rev. Mr. Cleaveland, Capt. Robert Barclay, to Mrs. Selina Dickson.

4. Alt. Marriage: 26 Dec 1833, Gosport, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 127 Married in Gosport, on Wednesday, December 26 by Rev. M. Cleveland, Capt. Robert Barclay to Mrs. Selina Dickson

Birth Notes: Born on his father's ship the "Modoc" in the Boston Harbor. His father later gave him the ship.

Death Notes: Barclay bible:
Died in Portsmouth, Va. on the 18th Oct 1847 at 3 o'clock a.m. Robert Barclay--aged 73 years

Burial Notes: Barclay Family Cemetery
Paridise Creek


Robert Barclay
Born Aug 18, 1775
Died Oct 18, 1847

Noted events in his life were:

1. Bio: interview. 128 Capt. Robert Barclay's picture hangs in the front entrance to Dr. Charles Old (Pat) Barclay's home at 404 Washington St., Portsmouth, Va.
Capt. Barclay lived on a farm in the Craddock area near where Craddock School now stands. He also had a waterfront home on Crawford Street in Portsmouth. During the summer he lived on the farm and spent his winters in town at the house. He would watch the ship hands from the top widow of the house to make sure they were doing their jobs.

2. Residence: description of residence, Portsmouth, Virginia. 129 Annie E. Emmerson ("Old Homes")
South of this (Crawford St.) was Capt. Robert Barclay's residence, built in the days when a lot covered one forth of a square. Its. gable faces the street, and like so many of the old homes here, the entrance door was in the yard. Like many well-to-do families in Portsmouth, the Barclays owned a country home, and the Barclay's was on the site now occupied by Cradock. This house was sold some years ago for division, but has since been bought back by a member of the family, Hugh Barclay.

3. Occupation: English sea captain. 25 Settled on a large tract of land in Norfolk County. That tract developed into the community of Craddock.

4. Religion: Capt. Dickson & Capt. Barclay got Trinity Church going again after the Revolutionary War, After 1776, Portsmouth, Virginia. 123

5. Residence: built house on Crawford Street, 1801, Portsmouth, Virginia. 123 Capt. Robert built his own home.

6. Ship: brig Elizabeth for charter, 12 Nov 1803, Portsmouth, Virginia. 130 Miscellany--November 12, 1803
For charter, for the fall sailing, Brig Elizabeth, Robert Barclay, master, burthen 1300 bbls, apply. --John Davis

7. Petition: signer of Nortolk County petition to lease out vacant lot, 17 Dec 1804, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 131 Norfolk County Petition, December 17, 1804
To the Honorable the Speakers and Members of the General Assembly,
The petition of the subscribers freeholdres and inhabintants of the town of Portsmouth respectfully represents,
Whereas William Crawford, in the year 1752 laid out a parcel of land, on the south side of Elizabeth River, opposite to the Town of Norfolk, into one hundred and twenty two lots, with commodious streets etc. and petitioned the then legislature to erect the aforesaid lots into a Town, by the name of Portsmouth, at the same time he give to the said Town, four lots of land, one for a Court House, one for a Jail, one for a Market House, and the fourth for a Church, for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of the said Town which the legislature on his petition and grant established his lots etc a town by the name of Portsmouth. The inhabitants under the aforesaid grant, shortly after, built an Episcopal Church, The other three lots remained vacant, until the inhabitants of the aforesaid town, petitioned the legislature in December 1800--their seat of justice, from the town of Washington, to the Town of Portsmouth, where the Court House, and Jail now are and were built by subscription by the inhabitants, thereof, and on the third lot, are built the Jail and Clerk's Office--and that there now remains vacant, a considerable part of the lot, on which the Court House, is erected, and that it would tend greatly to the health and advantage of the inhabitants of the aforesaid Town, if the vacant land was leased out as the present situation of the land is a very great nuisance from the number of clay holes on the lot, holding stagnated water, your petitioners therefore pray that an act may pass authorizing the Trustees of the said Town of Portsmouth, to lease out a part of the aforesaid vacant lot, beginning at Patrick Robertson's line on High Stree, and running west on High Street, one hundred and thirty feet, thence north one hundred and thirteen feet, to James Blamire's line, thence east, binding on James Blamire's line, one hundred and thirty feet, to Patrick's Robertson's line, thence south binding on Patrick Robertson's line, one hundred and thirteen feet, to the first mentioned station on High Street, for ninety nine years, renewable forever, in four equal lots or parcels in the same manner as the law passed to lease out a part of the fourth lot called the Market Lot, passed on the fourth day of January 1803--a deference thereunto, will fully appear, which was passed on a petition from the inhabitants of the aforesaid town.
And your petitioners will ever pray etc. Portsmouth 12th December 1804.
James S. Mathews
Caleb Hodges
Solomon Hodges
Henry Dickson
Robert Barclay
and others

8. Ship: brig, Elizabeth for freight or charter, 21 Aug 1805, Portsmouth, Virginia. 132 Gazette & Ledger--August 21, 1805
For freight or charter, the fast sailing brig, Elizabeth, Robert Barclay, master, 1300 bbls.--John Davis

9. Occupation: Captain on the "Modoc", 1807, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 133

10. Ship: brig John & Adeline, 11 Feb 1811, Portsmouth, Virginia. 134 The Norfolk & Portsmouth Herald--11 February 1811
Brig John & Adeline, Robert Barclay, m, 1600 bbls--Jasper Moran, Holt Wilson, Cadiz

11. Ships: brigs, Cephalus, Jones, and John & Adeline bound for port, left at St. Ubes, 26 Jun 1812, Portsmouth, Virginia. 135 Gazette & Publick Ledger--June 26, 1812
The Brigs Cephalus, Jones and John & Adeline, Barclay, of and bound for the port, were left at St. Ubes, May 12, to sail in 10 days.

12. Ship: brig, John & Adeline for sale, 31 Jul 1812, Portsmouth, Virginia. 136 Herald--July 31, 1812
For Sale--Brig John & Adeline, lying about 4 miles above City Point, on the Appomattox River, with her cargo of 5000 bu. of St. Ubes salt.
Robert Barclay, Holt Wilson, Jasper Moran

13. Military: used a flintlock rifle at the battle of the Craney Island during the War of 1812, 1812, Portsmouth, Virginia. 123 Dr. Charles Old (Pat) Barclay now owns the rifle.

14. Miliary: Battle of Craney Island during War of 1812, Feb 1813, Portsmouth, Virginia. 137 Battle of Craney Island: The town of Portsmouth and the Gosport Navy Yard narrowly averted capture and probable destruction in the War of 1812, when a large British landing force was defeated at the Battle of Craney Island. The habor had been blockaded since February 1813 by a squadron under Admiral Sir John B. Warren, who with 2600 troops under Brig. General Sir Sydney Beckwith, made his attack in June on the barren island which guarded Portsmouth at the mouth of the Elizabeth River. The island was defended by the state militia, regulars, and some seamen from the U.S. Frigate Constellation, a total of about 750 under the command of Brig. General Robert B. Taylor of Norfolk. The Portsmouth Light Artillery, later known as Grimes Battery, played a prominent part in this battle under the command of Captain Arthur Emmerson of Portsmouth.

15. Military Service: enlisted in War of 1812, 22 Aug 1814, Lamberts Point, Near Norfolk. 24,138 Robert Barclay, Pvt., Capt. Arthur Emmerson's Co. of Art'y Mil. War of 1812 appears on Company Muster Roll for Aug. 22 to Oct. 25, 1814
Roll dated: Lambert's Point near Norfolk Oct. 25, 1814
Commencement of Service: Aug. 22, 1814
Expiration of Service: Oct. 25, 1814
Present or absent: present

Robert Barkley, Pvt., Capt. Arthur Emmerson's Co. of Virginia Mil. Art'y, War of 1812 appears on Company Pay Roll for Aug. 22 to Oct. 25, 1814
Roll dated: Oct. 25, 1814
Commencement of Services or of this settlement: Aug. 22, 1814
Expiration of Service or of this settlement: Oct. 25, 1814
Term of Service charged: 2 months, 4 days
Pay per month: 8 dollars
Amount of pay: 17 dollars, 3 cents

16. Miliary Pension Application: War of 1812, 1814, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 11 Soldier: Robert Barclay
Widow: Selina Barclay
Service: Pvt., Capt. Arthur Emmerson's Co., Va. Mil.
Enlisted: Aug. 22, 1814 Discharged: Oct. 25, 1814
Numbers: W. O. 13792 W. C. 7903
Bouty Land: 98517-40-50 33821-120-55
Residence of Widow: 1854, 1855: Washington, D.C.
1878: Montgomery Co., (P.O. Sligo) Md
1887: Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Va.
Maiden name of widow: Selina White (1st mar. Dickson
Marriage of Soldier & Widow: Dec. 25, 1833, Portsmouth, Va.
Death of Soldier: Oct. 18 or 19, 1847, Portsmouth, Va.
Death of Widow: July 1, 1887, Portsmouth, Va.
Remarks: See case of John Dickson, Pvt. Capt. McCandlish's Co., Va. Mil.
B. L. W. 98517-40-50
B. L. W. 51033-120-55

17. Miltary Pension: War of 1812 pension, 22 Aug 1814-25 Oct 1814. 17 Service Pension, War of 1812, Widow's Brief
Selina Barclay, widow of Robert Barclay
Rank: private
Captain: Arthur Emerson
Regiment: Militia
State: Virginia
Post Office: Sigo, County of Montgomery, State of Maryland
Attorney: none
Application file: April 4, 1878
Alleged Service: In Cap't Emerson's Co.
Record evidence of service: Robert Barckley served in Capt. Arthur Emerson's Co. Va. Mil. from Aug. 22 to Oct. 25, 1814; and rep. in B. L. case
Length of service: 65 days
Proof of identity: Testimony of identifying witnesses; general correspondence with B. L. case; similarity of signatures
Admitted: August 8, 1878, to a pension of eight dollars per month from March 9, 1878, the date of the act.
No pension previously applied for
John F. Miller, pension searcher
Warrant for Bounty Land claim 33.821--120, 55 issued
O'Briell, Bounty Land Searcher
M. C. Fosnes, Examiner

Summary of Proof
Marriage: Date: Dec. 25, 1835, of Robert Barclay to Selina Dickson, shown by certified copy of public record of the marriage. Marital cohabitation shown by testimony of Wm. P. Young, Rosa Barclay & S. E.Bontwell, swear they were present at the marriage.
Death of soldier: Date: (as alleged in B.L. case) Oct. 18, 1847
Fact of death shown by affidavits Rosa Barclay, S. E. Bontwell (who attended the funeral) and W. P. Young
Widowhood: Shown by affidavits of S. E. Bontwell and Selina D. Wilson

Service Pension War of 1812, Widow's Brief
Claim No. 12792
Act of March 9, 1878
Claimant: Selina Barclay
Soldier: Robert Barclay
Action: Admmitted
Examiner: M. C. Fosnes

Claim of Widow for Service Pension
State of District of Columbia, County of Washington
On this 3rd day of April, A.D., one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight, personally appeared before me, Clerk Sup. Ct. D.C., the same being a court of record within and for the county and State aforesaid, (1) Mrs. Selina Barclay age 86 years, a resident of Montgomery Co., in the State of Maryland, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of Robert Barclay deceased, who was the identical Robert Barclay who served under the name of Robert Barclay as a (don't know) in the company commanded by Captain Emerson, in the Va. Regiment of Troops commanded by (don't know), in the war of 1812, that her said husband (don't know) at Craney Island on or about the (not known) day of (not known) A.D., for the term of ____, and continued in actual service in said war for the term of (not known), and whose services terminated, by reason of (not known), at Craney Island, on the (not known) day of (not known), A.D. ____. She further states that the following is a full description of her said husband at the time of his enlistment, viz: was not his wife at time of his enlistment. She further states that she was married to the said Robert Barclay, at the city of Portsmouth, Va. in the county of Norfolk, and in the State of Virginia, on the 25th day of December, A.D. 1834 she thinks by one Rev. Neill, who was a clergyman; and that her name before her said marriage was Mrs. Selina Dickson and she further states that her first husband's name was John Dickson died in Portsmouth date not remembered and that her said husband, Robert Barclay, died at Portsmouth in the State of Virginia on the date not remembered and that she has not again married; and she further declares that the following have been the places of residence of herself and her said husband since the date of his discharge from the Army, viz: that most of the time since her husbands death she has lived in Washington D.C. & Montgomery Co., Md. she makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the persion to which she may be entitled under Sections 4736 to 4740, Revised Statutes, and the Act of March 9th, 1878, and hereby appoints ________, her true and lawful attorney, to prosecute her claim; and she further declares that she has heretofore made an application for bounty land and received a warrant numbered 177257 in or near the early part of the year 1854 and that her residence is city of Sligo, county of Montgomery, State of Maryland, and that her post office address is Sligo, Montgomery Co., Md.
Selina Barclay
Also personally appears S. E. Bontwell, age 63 years, residing at No. 7th St. Road Montgomery Co., Md and Selina D. Wilson, aged 32 years, residing at No. 7th St. Road Montg Co. Md., persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say that they have known the said Selina Barclay for many years and for many years, respectively; that they were present and saw her sign her name to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and they further say that they are able to identify her as the person who was the wife of the identical ______ who rendered the service allaged in the above application.
S. E. Bontwell
Selina D. Wilson
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3rd day of April, A.D. 1878; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing
R. J. Meigs
Clerk Sup. Ct. D.C.
P. R. Meigs, Jr Asst.

Deposition: Case of Salina Barclay No: 7903 War 1812
On this 1st day of August 1887, at Portsmouth, County of Norfolk, State of Va., before me, H. P. Maxwell, a special examiner of the Pension Office, personally appeared Rosa B. Pendleton, who being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propunded to her during this Special Examination of aforesaid pension claim, deposes and says: I am 37 years of age. Residence No. 112 Crawford St., Portsmouth, Va.
I am the granddaughter of Selina Barclay, the widow of Robert Barclay a soldier in the War of 1812, on whose account shw was pensioned under certificate No. 7903. I know her to have been the lawful widow of the said Robert Barclay, and that she died at this place on the 1st day of July 1887, and that she is the identical person whose name appears with certificate of death hereto attached.
Rosa B. Pendleton, deponent
Sworn and subscribed before me this 12th day of August 1887, and I certify that the contents were fully made known to deponent before signing.
H. P. Maxwell, Special Examiner

Norfolk, Va.
August 12th, 1887
Hon. John C. Black
Comm'r of Pensions
Washington, D.C.
Sir:
I have the honor to submit the following report of an inquiry made in the case of Mrs. Selina Barclay, dec'd, late a pensioner under Certificate No. 7.903 as widow of Robert Barclay, dec'd, late a soldier in the war of 1812.
I find that the pensioner died at her late residence No. 112 Crawford St. Portsmouth, Va. July 1st 1887, as is shown by the certificate of death, and the deposition of Mrs. Rosa B. Pendleton hereto attached. pension was paid at the Washington D.C. agency.
The records of death for the City of Portsmouth, Va. are kept by the Commissioner of the Revenue instead of by the Board of Health. Here's his certificate.
In my opinion the name of Salina Barclay may properly be droped from the pension rolls and I so recommend.
Very respectfully,
H. P. Maxwll, Special Examiner

No. 7.903 War 1812
Name: Salina Barclay
late, P. O. Address: Portsmouth
County: Norfolk State: Va.
Recommendation: Have to be dropped from rolls
H. P. Maxwell, Special Examiner
Reference: Died July 1, 87

To the Hon'r J. A. Bently
Sir:
Yesterday I was informed a Bill was out relating to acres of Pensions, my certificate is dated 9th of March 1878, No. 7903. I wish to be informed if I am to recieve, acres. I am the widow of Robert Barclay, who was in the War of 12.
Very respectfully,
Selina Barclay
Portsmouth, Va.
October 11th, 1879

I Mrs. Selina D. Wilson state that I am Mrs. Selina Barclay's granddaughter and have lived with her nearly all the time since the death of Robert Barclay her husband have never been far enough separated from him not to be well aware of her continued widowhood.
Mrs. L. E. Boutwell, Mrs. Barclay's step-daughter is qualified to make the same statement.
I have known Mrs. Barclay for the past 20 years during that period she has been known as the widow of Robert Barclay.
Mary Thomas
S. E. Boutwell

I certify on this twentieth day of July 1878, came before me Selina D. Wilson, Mary Thomas and S. E. Boutwell and made oath in due form of law to the writtin statement that it is correct and true.
Sworn before
Causon Condict, J.P.
for 5 District of Montgomery County, Maryland
We, Mrs. Emma Boutwell & Mrs. Selina Wilson testify under oath, that we are personally and well acquainted with Mrs. Selina Barclay, widow of Robert Barclay, who is an applicant for pension under the Act of March 9, 1878, that we have known her for 63 and 30 years repectively, and know that she has never remarried since the death of the said Robert Barclay, and that we have no pecuneary interest in the claim of Selina Barclay for pension.
L. E. Boutwell
Selina D. Wilson
Subscribed & sworn before me Aug. 7, 1878
R. J. Meigs, Ck. S. C. D.C.
P. R. J. Meigs, Jr. Asst.

U. S. Pension Agency, Washington, D.C.
Sept. 5th, 1887
John C. Black, Commissioner of Pensions
Sir:
I hereby report that the name of Selina Barclay, who was a pensioner on the rolls of this Agency, under Certificate No. 7903, and who was last paid at $12, to 4 June , 1887, has been dropped
Very Respectfully,
S. L. Ninson, Pension Agent

Department of the Interior, Pension Office
Norfolk, Va.--Febry 12, 1887
Hon. John C. Black
Commr of Pensions
Washington, D.C.
Sir:
In obedience to the requirements of office circular letter dated January 19th 1887 (just received) relation to pensioners of the war of 1812. I have the honor to submit the following report in the case of Salina Barclay of 112 Crawford St., Portsmouth, Va. a pensioner under Ct. # 7.903 as widow of Robt. Barcaly, War of 1812.
The pensioner and her history are familiar to me and from traditional reports and her own statements I have no doublt of her right to pension. She is now 95 years old and is the honored mother of honorable descendants, among whom are Hom. H. H. Garland, Prof. B. K. Pendleton of Bethany College W. Va. and Lieut. Barclay U.S.N
It is with pleasure I make this report.
Very respectfully,
H. P. Maxwell, Special Examiner

Department of the Interior, Pension Office
Washington, D.C.
July 16th, 1876
Madam:
In your claim for service pension under the act of March 9.18.78, No. 13,792, you are required to show, by the affidavits of two or more witnesses who have known you during all that period, whether you have remained in continuous widowhood since the death of the soldier, Robert Barclay.
S. E. Boutwell and Selina D. wilson, identifying witnesses in your declaration for pension, fail to state by what facts or circumstances they identify you as the widow of Robert Barclay, soldier in the war of 1812, and this omission should be supplied by a supplemental affidavit.
Return this letter with the evidence.
Very respectfully,
O.P.G. Clarke
Acting Commissioner
Mrs. Selina Barclay
Sligo, Montgomery Co., Md.

No. 7.903, Act of 1878
War of 1812--Widow's Pension
Maryland
Selina Barclay, widow of Robert Barclay
Rank: pivate
Company: Capt. Arthur Emerson's
Regiment: Va. Vol.
Washington Agency
Ret per month: eight dollars
Commencing March 9, 1878
Certifcate dated: Aug. 21, 78 and sent to Pension Agent 26 Aug. 78
Van Heuser, Clerk
Oct. 25/79--Claimt the arreas act of Jany. 25/79 makes no provision for soldiers War of 1812 or their widows
Sept. 3rd, 87--Pens. died July 1, 87. Pen. Agt. to drop. 3rd Aud. advised

Treasury Department, third Auditor's Office
8th of February 1854
Madam:
With regard to your application in relation to the service of Robert Barckley, a private in Captain Arthur Emerson's Company of Virginia Militia, during the late war with England, I have to inform you, that on examination, it appears, he served from 22nd August, to the 25th of October 1813, for which service he was paid in full by Paymaster Jno. B. Cooper.
It does not appear that a Captain Herbert had the command of a company of Virginia Militia, during War of 1812. The letter of J. B. Gibb is herewith returned.
Very Resp'ly Y'r Ob't Sv't
F. Burt, 3rd Auditor
Mrs. Selina Barckley
Care of Judge Peters
2nd Street, East Capital Hill
Washington City, D.C.

Selina Barclay, widow of Robert Barclay dec., private
Capt. Arthur Emerson's Vols. Virginia Mil. 1812
Enl: 22 Aug. 1814
Dis: 25 Oct 1814
See set 3rd Aug. enclose
40 acres
J. H. Peters, present



18. Military Discharge: War of 1812, 25 Oct 1814, Lamberts Point, Near Norfolk. 121

19. Ship: Prince Madoc, 1 Jan 1816, Portsmouth, Virginia. 139 American Beacon--January 1, 1816
Ship Prince Madoc, Robert Barclay, master

20. Religion: meeting of the vestry & renting of pews, 4 Jul 1822, Portsmouth, Virginia. 69 Trinity Vestry
At a meeting of the Minister and Vestry of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Portsmouth Parish at their house of worship on Thursday the 4th day of July 1832
Present: The Revd. John H. Wingfield, Arthur Emmerson, George Webb, John Dickson, Robert Barclay, Mordecai Cooke, Richard Baugh, Robert B. Butt, John Cocke, Wm. Langhorne
The Vestry proceeded, agreeable to appointment, to rent out the pews which have been repaired, when the following persons being the highest bidders became the renters of the said pews agreeable to the numbers, and at the prices annexed to their names respectively, vz
Mr. John Cock--No. 1 at $21.00
Mssrs R. Barclay & D---No. 1 at $20.00.....

21. Religion: meeting of the vestry, 5 Apr 1823, Portsmouth, Virginia. 140 Trinity Vestry--1823
At a meeting of the pew holders of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Portsmouth Parish, at the church in Portsmouth on the 5th day of April 1823
Present: The Revd. John H. Wingfield, John Cox, George Webb, John Dickson, John Thompson, John Cocke, James Rudder, Arthur Emmerson, Swepson Whitehead, Holt Wilson, Robert Barclay, William Langhorne, Samuel A. Browne, Enoch Cheate, Henry Bell, Jethro Howland, David A. Reynolds, Richd Blow, Wm. Dyson, Charles A. Grice, Robert B. Butt, Benj. Spratley, Alexander Leckie, John Wilson & Mordecai Cooke.
John Cox, John Thompson, Robert Barclay, George Webb, John Dickson, John Cocke, Arthur Emmerson, & William Langhorne were appointed vestry men for the ensuing twelve months.
Robert Barclay & Arthur Emmerson were appointed church wardens.

Monday the 25th August 1823--John Thompson and Robert Barclay who were appointed to examine state & settle an account of the receipts & disbursements on account of this church, having failed to perform that duty, resolved that Arthur Emmerson, John Cocke & William Langhorne be appointed in their stead, and that they, or any two of them proceed to examine state & settle the said accounts, and return to the next meeting of the vestry if practicable, if not, as soon thereafter as may be a statement of all moneys received & disbursed on account of the repairs to the said church and for other purposes, and that they set forth in said account what balance may be due to or from the said church.

22. Religion: elected to the vestry, 19 Apr 1824, Portsmouth, Virginia. 71 Trinity Vestry--1824
At a meeting of the Minister and congregation this 19th day of April 1824. Present for the purpose of electing a new vestry: Revd. John H. Wingfield, Mr. John Thompson, Arthur Emmerson, John Cox, John Dickson, James Rudder, Sol. A. Browne, John Cocke
Elected as vestrymen for the ensuing year John Cox, Jno. Dickson, John Thompson, Robert Barclay, James Rudder, Holt Wilson, William Langhorne, and Arthur Emmerson, and as church wardens Holt Wilson and Jno. Dickson.

23. Religion: elected as vestryman, 4 Apr 1825, Portsmouth, Virginia. 141 At a meeting of the minister and congregation this 4th day of April 1825 for the purpose of electing a vestry for the ensuing year. Present: Revd. John H. Wingfield, Mr. John Thompson, John Cox, Jas. Rudder, George Webb, Holt Wilson.
Elected as vestrymen: Arthur Emmerson, John Thompson, Robt. Barclay, John Cox, John Dickson, R. B. Butt, Jas. Rudder, Holt Wilson, Jno. Cocke, & Arthur Emmerson and Holt Wilson as church wardens.

24. Religion: elected to the vestry, 28 Mar 1826, Portsmouth, Virginia. 142 Resolved that the vestry of the last year be again elected for the present vestry viz: Arthur Emmerson, John Thompson, John Cox, John Dickson, Robert Barkley, John Cocke, Robert B. Butt, James Rudder, & Holt Wilson.
The vestry then proceeded to elect out of their own body two members as church wardens. Whereupon they resolved that Arthur Emmerson and Holt Wilson be appointed to that office.

25. Religion: elected to the vestry, 12 May 1827, Portsmouth, Virginia. 143 Vestry: Arthur Emmerson, John Cox, John Thompson, George Webb, Robert Barkley, James Rudder, Holt Wilson, John cocke, John W. Murdaugh & Ed Hatton.
Wardens: Holt Wilson and J. Rudder

26. Politics: meeting of the anti-Jackson committee, 18 Apr 1828, Webb's Tavern, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 144 Beacon--18 April 1828
At a meeting of the Anti-Jackson Committee of Norfolk County, held at Capt. Webb's Tavern, in Portsmouth, on Tuesday, the 15th day of April 1828, the number of the said Committee was increased to two hundred--the following persons now composing it:
Geo. M. Bain, William Benthall, Beverly Bayton, Robert Barclay, Francis Benson, Isaac Bagley...
John Collins, John A. Chandler, John Cox, William Collins....
John Day....
Lion Esdras, Arthur Emmerson....
John Foreman, Peter Heron, John Hodges, William Holmes....
John Nash, Jesse Nicholson......
Robert Peed.....
David A. Reynolds, John Rutter......
John Thompson, John Talbot......
Holt Wilson, Tapley Webb...
J. Nicholson, Chariman

27. Religion: elected to the vestry, 22 Apr 1828, Portsmouth, Virginia. 145 Trinity Vestry--1828
Easter Monday 1828
Vestry elected: John Cox, James Reed, Arthur Emmerson, John Thompson, R. Barkley, Holt Wilson, Dr. R. B. Butt, Henry Young, Charles A. Grice, and John Cocke.
April 22, 1828
At a called meeting of the above named persons elected to serve as vestrymen of this parish for the incoming year, the following were present, and qualified to their office according to the direction of the 10th canon of the Protestant Episcopal Church, by subscribing severally to the following form:
"I do believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the Word of God, and to contain all things necessary to salvation: and I do solemnly engage to conform to the doctrine and worship of the Protestant Episcopal Church in these United States.
Jno. Cox, Arthur Emmerson, J. Thompson, Holt Wilson, Chas. A. Grice, Henry A. F. Young, James Reed, John Cocke
The vestry then proceeded to select our of their own body two members as church wardens: Whereupon they resolved that Arthur Emmerson and Holt Wilson be apoointed to that office.

28. Religion: elected to vestry, 1829, Portsmouth, Virginia. 146 Trinity Vestry--1829
Easter Monday, 1829--Vestry elected: John Cocke, John G. Pinner, Esq., Holt Wilson, John Cox, James Reed, Charles A. Grice, Dr. Robert B. Butt, Arthur Emmerson, John Thompson, Henry A. F. Young, R. Barkley, and Mordecai Cooke.
"Qualifiec 5/11/29"--John Cox, Arthur Emmerson, Holt Wilson, M. Cooke, Henry A. F. Young, J. Thompson.

29. Inherits: from his son, Andrew Barclay, 14 Dec 1830, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 109 inherits from his son, Andrew Barclay, 1/7 th of net balance and all of his books and surgical instruments.

30. Property: house for rent, 20 Sep 1831, Portsmouth, Virginia. 147 Beacon--20 September 1831
For Rent--The two story house, forty by twenty-four feet, three rooms on a floor, near the Ferry Wharf, in Crawford street, in Portsmouth, and now occupied by Mr. Holmes. Possession given the first of January 1832, and perhaps one month sooner. For terms apply to Robt. Barclay

31. Religion: elected to the vestry, 1834, Portsmouth, Virginia. 148 Trinity Vestry--1834
Vestry: Arthur Emmerson, Holt Wilson, S.M. Latimer, Wm. D. Young, Robert Barkley, Dr. Robt. B. Butt, John Cocke, Charles A. Grice, C. L. Cocke, D. Nash, Henry A. F. Young, and T. Webb. Wardens: A. Emmerson and Holt Wilson.

32. Religion: elected to the vestry, 1835, Portsmouth, Virginia. 149 Trinity Vestry--1835
Vestry: Arthur Emmerson and Holt Wilson, 11 votes each; Charles L. Cocke, S. M. Latimer and Charles A. Grice, 9 votes each; John Thompson, John Cocke and Robert Barkley, 8 votes each; and Tapley Webb and Robt. B. Butt, 7 votes each.

33. Town meeting: town meeting for a memorial to the Legislature and to the incorporation of a bank, 23 Sep 1835, Portsmouth, Virginia. 150 Herald--23 September 1835 Town Meeting
At a meeting of the citizens of Portsmouth, Va. held in the Court House on Saturday evening, the 19th of September, pursuant to public notice, for the purpose of conferring on the subject of a memorial to the Legislature, praying the incorporation of a Bank, to be located in the Town, and for other purposes--the Meeting haveing been called to order by Arthur Emmerson, Esq. on motion of that gentlemen, Dr. Wm. Collins was called to the Chair, and John T. Hill appointed Secretary.
After an explanation from the chairman of the first object of the meeting, the following resolutions, prefaced by some brief remarks, were offered by John A. Chandler, Esq. and after an address in their support by John W. Murdaugh and Samuel Watts Esq'rs were unanimously adopted.
Resolved: 1. That the general interest of the Commonwealth renders an enlargement of Banking Capital highly expedient.
2. That a Banking Institution to be located here, is absolutely essential to the proper growth of this town; and that strict and impartial justice requires this to be done.
3. That a Committee of seven gentlemen, to draft a Memorial to the Legislature, expressive of the foregoing views be appointed by the Chair:
Whereupon the following gentlemen were so appointed: John A. Chandler, Samuel Watts, Arthur Emmerson, Wm. P. Young, Robert B. Butt, James H. Langhorne, and Stephen Cowley.
On motion of John B. Levy, Esq. it was then
Resolved, that the Chair appoint a Committee of thirty-one gentlemen to obtain to the memorial the signatures of the citizens of Portsmouth.
Whereupon the following were appointed:
John B. Levy, Isaac R. Bagley, Chas. Grice, Joames Jarvis, Dempsey Nash, David Griffith, Thomas B. Hopkins, Benjamin Reynolds, James Toomer, John Collins, Wm. G. Micks, Samuel Happer, Edward Blamire, George M. Bain, Overton Bernard, John Accinelly, John Talbot, Henry V. Niemeyer, Joseph A. Bilisoly, Thomas C. Godwin, Charles Etheridge, Bernard O'Neill, Benjamin Spratley, Robert Barclay, John Wilson, John H. Nash, John Lane, Levin Gayle, Henry Bell and Winchester Watts......

34. Religion: elected to vestry, 1837, Portsmouth, Virginia. 151 Trinity Vestry--1837
Vestry: Arthur Emmerson, Sen., Holt Wilson, Sen., John Cocke, Chas. L. Cocke, Saml. M. Latimer, Chas. A. Grice, John Thompson, Geo. Webb Sen., Robt. B. Butt, Thos. Williamson, Robt. Barkley, Wm. H. Doggett.

35. Religion: elected to vestry, 1838, Portsmouth, Virginia. 152 Trinity Vestry--1838
Vestry: Arthur Emmerson, Sr., Holt Wilson, Robt. Barkley, Chas, A. Grice, and Wm. H. Doggett.

36. Will: 22 Dec 1846, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 153 In the Name of God, Amen, I, Robert Barclay being sound in mind and memory, but knowing that it is appointed for all men to die, Do make and declare this instrument of writing to be my last will and testament, written with my own hand.
first--I give or return to moving wife Selina Barclay at my death all her negroes that came unto my possession by our marriage if alive and under my control of the following names viz:Miles and Henry men and women Nelly and Martha and their increase, likewise give up all right to five hundred dollars received for girl Sally sold and the amount loaned to Alexander G. Pendleton for which my wife Selina Barclay has his note also her plate and furniture, provieded the said Selina Barclay relinquished or does not claim any part of my estate as dower or in any other way. Secondly--I give unto my son Robert Charles Barclay my part of lot of land No. 32 on Crawford street in the town of Portsmouth with the houses thereon forever, likewise, a silver tea pot, sugar dish and milk pot and one share in the Capital stock of the Jersey Little Falls Manufacturing Company of the State of New Jersey and negro man George.
Thirdly, I give to my Solomon T. Barclay my land which I bought John Nivison on Paradise Creek and that on the road leading to Deep Creek bought of Arthur Emmerson as trustee also my eight day clock a sliver soup ladle five table spoons six silver sppons and sugar tongs and negro men Joe and john and one share with above stock.
Fourthly I give to my daughter Sarah Jane Riell negro man Jim and woman Sarah also I give all my right and title to lot of land and house on King and Dinwiddie Streets on Portsmouth given to her by her mother's will; also all articles of household furniture in her possession and five silver table sppons six silver tea spoons a easy chair and washstand a looking glass with gilt framted and one share in the Capital stock of the Jersey Little Falls Manufacturing Company of the State of New Jersey.
Fifthly I desire that all my debts be paid and the balance of my personal property disposed of as follows to my wife Selina Barclay I give one feather bed bed room carpet front room carpet and passage carpet the new sopha and mantle looking glass.
And I do hereby appoint my sons Robert Charles Barclay and Solomon T. Barclay or either of them executes or executors to this my last will and testament without giving security. In witness I have here unto set my hand and seal in Portsmouth Norfolk County this twenty second day of dear one thousand eight hundred and forty six 1846.
Witness
Robert Barclay
At a Court held for Norfolk County the 15th day of November 1847. A writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Robert Barclay decd was produced in Court and their being no subscribing witnesses thereto Lewis Boutwell and Chas. Etheredge were sworn and severally deposed that they were well acquainted with the testator's handwriting and verily believe the said writing and the name thereto subscribed to be wholly written by the Testator's own hand. Whereupon the said writing is ordered to be recorded as the true last will and testament of the said Robert C. Barclay dec'd and on the motion of Robert C. Barclay one of the executors therein named who made oath thereto and entered unto and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of $8.000 with condition according to law without security agreeably to the directions of the will, the Court being satisified that the personal estate of the testator is more than sufficient to pay his debts. Certificate is granted the said Robert C. Barclay for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form.
Teste: Arthur Emmerson,c.c.

37. Obituary: 19 Oct 1847, Portsmouth, Virginia. 154 Beacon--19 October 1847
Died--In Portsmouth yesterday morning after a short illness, in the 73rd year of his age, Capt. Robert Barclay, for many years a highly respectable shipmaster of this port.
The friends and acquaintences of the family are invited to attend the funeral from his late residence on Crawford street, this morning at 11 o'clock.

38. Land: Bounty land, 1850. 121

39. Bounty Land: Bounty land claim, 27 Feb 1854. 24 Bounty Land Claims
City of Washington, District of Columbia
On this 27th day of February A.D. 1854 personally appeared before me B. B. French a Justice of the Peace within & for the county of Washington in the District of Columbia Mrs. Selina Barclay, aged sixty two years a resident of the City of Washington, who being duly sworn according to law, declares, that she is the widow of Robert Barclay deceased, who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Arther Emerson in the Regiment of Cavalry commanded by ___ in the War of 1812; being a privt. of the Virginia militia. That her said husband Robert Barclay served at Norfolk in the State of Virginia on or about the 22nd day of August A.D. 1814 for the term of two months, and continued in actual service in said War for the term of two months and three days and was honorably discharged at Norfolk on the 25th day of October A.D. 1814, as will appear by the records of the proper department at Washington there being no regular milita discharge in her possession.
She further states that she was married to the said Robert Barclay in Portsmouth Virginia on the 25th day of December A.D. 1833 by Rev. Mr. R. C. Cleveland a clergyman, & that her name before her said mariage was Selina Dickson, that her said husband died at Portsmouth on the 19 day of October A.D. 1847 and that she is still a widow; in the substantiation of which fact, in the absence of the proper record evidence she relies upon the affidavit herewith presented and in addition to the actual service above described, she claims for ___ miles from Norfolk at which place her husband volunteered to where he was mustered into service, & also for ___ miles from at which place he was discharged to Norfolk the place of his home.
She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty Land to which she may be entitled, for her husband, military service under the "Act granting Bounty Land to the widows of certain officers & soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States:, passed September 28th, 1850 & 22nd March 1852, she never having received, or knowing that she is entitled to land under any former act of Congress.
Selina Barclay
Sworn to & subscribed before me the day and year above written
P. B. French
F. H. Peters

Power of Attorney
Know all men by these presents, that I Selina Barclay, of the City of Washington and District of Columbia, do herewith constitute & appoint John H. Peters of the same place my true & lawful attorney inevocably, (with powers of substitution) for me & in my name & stead to ask, & receive from the Department of the Interior of the United States such certificate or land warrant, as I may be entitled to for my husband's military services in the War of 1812, under the provisions of any act of Congress granting Bounty Land for military services rendered the United States. And also to apply for and ask & receive of the proper Department of Government any other claims, claims or monies to which I may be entitled. Hereby retifying & confirming whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done or set forth in these premises, and by virtue of this Power of Attorney, as though I were personally present, and acting for myself.
In witness whereof, I have hereto set my hand & seal this 27th day of February 1854.
Selina Barclay
Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of B.B. French
City of Washington, District of Columbia
On this 27th day of February 1854 before me B. B. French a Justice of the Peace in & for said District, authorized to administer oaths, personally appeared Selina Barclay above mentioned, and acknowledged the foregoing Power of Attorney to be her act for act & deed as specified.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year last aforesaid.
B.B. French
Justice of the Peace
City of Washington, District of Columbia
I, clerk of the Circuit Court of the United States in & for the City & District aforesaid do hereby certify, that _____ whose genuine signature appears to the foregoing declaration & affidavit is & was, at the time of signing the same, a Justice of the Peace and commissioned & sworn that all his offical acts as such an entitled to full faith & credit, & that the aforesaid Circuit Court is in Court of Record having general jurisdiction.
Given under my hand & seal of my office at Washington City this day of February A.D. 1854

The District of Columbia
County & City of Washington
On this 13th day of March A.D. 1855 personally appeared before me C. W. C. Dunnington a Justice of the Peace in & for the County and District aforesaid Selina Barclay, widow of Robert Barclay deceased, aged 63 years a resident of Washington City aforesaid, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of Robert Barclay deceased, who was a private in the Company commanded by Captain ____ in the regiment of _____, commanded by ____ in the War with Great Britain, declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812, that her said busband was drafted at Norfolk, on or about the ___ day of ____ A.D. 181__, for the term of ___ and continued in active service in said War for the term of ____ and was honorably discharged at ____ on the ___ day of ____ A.D. 181__.
She further states that she was married to the said Robert Barclay in Gosport, Va. in the State of Virginia on the 25th day of December A.D. 1833 by one Mr. Cleveland a minister of the Gospel, and that her name before her said marriage was Selina Dickson, that her said husband died at Portsmouth, Va. on the 18th day of October A.D. 1847 and that she is now a widow, all which is now on file in the office of Commissioner of Pensions, in her previous application for bounty land.
She further declares, that she has heretofore made application for bounty land under the act approved September 28th, 1850 and obtained a land warrant for forty acres No. ____ which she has legally disposed of and it cannot be now returned.
She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which she may be entitled under the Act approved March 3rd, 1855.
S. Barclay
We, Thomas P. Trott and Richard M. Hanson, residents of the City of Washington & district of Columbia, upon our oaths declare, that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by Mrs. Selina Barclay in our presence, and that we believe form the appearance and statements of this applicant that she is the identical person she represents herself to be.
Thomas P. Trott
Richard m. Hanson
The foregoing declaration and affidavit were sworn to and subscribed before me on the day and year above written, and I certify that I know the affiant to be credible person, that the claimant is the person she represents herself to be, and that I have no interest in this claim.
C. W. C. Dunnington, J. P.

District of Columbia
County of Washington
Personally appeared before me Thomas Dunn a notary Justice of the Peace in & for the County of Washington, Mrs. Selina Barclay widow of Robert Barclay, late of Norfolk County, Virginia, deceased & a soldier in the War of 1812 who being duly sworn say that she is yet the widow of said Robert Barclay. That she was married to him on the 25th day of December 1834 & that there is no record evidence of said marriage, so far as she knows, except the certificat heretofor filed in her applicaton for the Bounty Land under the Act of 1850 (of Congress) that she had in her family Bible a written entry of her said marriage, & the date thereof, but that some time since that said record was destroyed by the mutilation of her Bible & that she has no other record of the same to produce of her marriage or know of the existence of any record thereof.
Selina Barclay
Sworn to before me this 8th day of Nov. 1855
T. C. Dunn, J.P.

The District of Columbia
County of Washington
Personally appeared before me Thomas C. Dunn an acting Justice of the Peace, in & for the County aforesaid, Mrs. Rosa Barclay of the County of Norfolk, in the State of Virginia, aged 44 years, who being duly sworn says that she was personally acquainted with the late Robert Barclay of Norfolk County aforesaid, who was the father of the husband of deponent, that she was present when the marriage was solemnized between the said Robert, deceased and the said Selina Barclay, his widow who is now applying for bounty land as his widow, which said marriage was solemnized on the 25th day of December 1834. Deponent is also personally acquainted with Mrs. Selina Barclay aforesaid, and has known her for sixty years maybe more, that the said Selina is now the widow of the said Robert never having married since his death so for as deponent knows & believes. Deponent also knows personally that the said Robert Barclay is dead, having attended his funeral aos. Deponent has no interest whatever in the said Selina obtaining said land warrant.
Rosa Barclay
Sworn to before me this 8th day of November 1855
T. C. Dunn, J.P.

District & County Washington
Personally appeared before me W. Thompson, a Justice of the Peace in & for the County of Washington and District of Columbia, Mrs. S. E. Boutwell, who being duly sworn deponent & says that she is personally acquainted with Mrs. Selina Barclay & has known her for thirty years past. That she was also personally acquainted with the late Riobert Barclay of Norfolk County, Virginia, now deceased. Deponent further says that she was present at the marriage of the said Robert Barclay deceased with the aforesaid Selina Barclay who was previous to her marriage Selina Dickson & that she is the identical person now applying for bounty land, and is still the widow of the said Robert not having, so far as deponent knows & believes, been married since his death. Deponent also knows personally that the said Robert Barclay is dead having been present at his funeral. The marriage of the said Robert & Selina was solemnized at Portsmouth, Va. on the 25th of December 1834 by the Reverend Mr. Cleveland of said town.
S. E. Boutwell
Sworn to & subscribed before me this 2nd day of November 1855
W. Thompson, J. P.

Act of March 3, 1855
Pension Office
Oct. 27th, 1855
Sir:
Before the application of Mrs. Selina Barclay widow of Robert Barclay dec'd No. 81.875 for Bounty Land under the Act of 3d March, 1855, can be allowed, satisfactory evidence must be produced that she was the lawful wife of said Robert Barclay that he is dead, and that she was a widow at the time of making her said application, and is now a widow.
Very respectfully,
F. J. Minot
Commissioner of Pensions
J. H. Peters, present

No. 81875
Act of Mch. 3, 1855
Received April 19, 1855
Selina, widow of Robert Barclay, private
Capt. Emmerson Va. Mil. War of 1812
Warrant No. 33,821 for 120 acres.

40. Land: Bounty Land, 1855. 121

41. Residence: WPA historical inventory, 19 Nov 1937, Portsmouth, Virginia. 155 Captain Robert C. Barclay Home
Location: 112 Crawford Street, on west side of street, between Glasgow and North Streets, Portsmouth, Virginia
Date: 1770
Owners:
Colonel William Crawford 1770-1772
Francis Miller 1772
John Agnew 1772-1776
Josiah Parker 1775-1799
John Day 1779-1825
Captain Robert C. Barclay 1825-1867
Solomon T. Barclay 1867-1881
Laura Barclay & children 1881-1904
Virginia B. & Hugh C. Barclay 1904-1937
Description: This is one of the oldest homes in Portsmouth. It is very simple, but still is in good condition. It is a frame structure with a brick cellar which is about four feet above ground and has two rooms which no doubt were used as kitchen and dining room. Later there was a cistern for water supply in a part of the cellar and evidence of it stills remains. The beaded weatherboarding is unusually wide. The nails are hand made and the nail heads are over half inch broad. All timbers are morticed and tenoned. The gable faces Crawford Street and is now the front entrance, but the original entrance was a small one-story porch which was at the south side of the structure and faced Glasgow Street. The house stands in about the center of the blocik. From the position of the entrance it is apparent that it was the first home built on this square. There is now a small room built on the second story just over the original entrance which spoils the appearance to some extent. The stairway is an unattractive closed-in one.
Historical Significance: JOhn Agnew, who once owned the house, according to one deed, was clerk of Nansemond county. Another deed speaks of him as Rev. John Agnew, of Nansemond county. Colonel Josiah Parker, who purchased this property after the Revolutionary War, was at one time aide to Genreral Washington. He was the first representative from this district in Congress.
Robert C. Barclay, who purchased the property in 1825, was a sea captain. Many of his descendants are still living in Portsmouth and some are prominent lawyers. The house was once used as a post office and was once occupied by the Masonic Lodge.
Deed book # 26, page 5 of Norfolk county records recites that Francis Miller sold to John Agnew, a British subject, and then leased the house with a part of the lot at the back for his natural life for one pepper corn to be paid on each Lady's Day.
Art: photograph
Sources of Information:
Informant: R. C. Barclay, 400 Hatton Street, Portsmouth, Virginia
"Recollections of Portsmouth" by J. A. Foreman
Norfolk county court records: Deed book # 20, page 231
Deed book # 26, page 5
Deed book # 38, page 39
Deed book # 39, page 15
Portsmouth City court records: Deed book # 4, page 227
Deed book # 13, page 182
Deed book # 15, page 130-131
Deed book # 47, page 572
Deed book # 99-A, page 169
Architectural Description of Building: Captain Robert C. Barclay home
Exterior:
Building Plan: originally square, now "L" Cellar (x)
No. of stories: 2 1/2 Attic classed as 1/2 story
Material: Brick & frame
If brick, state what bond: Flemish
Kind of roof: gabled
Roof material: metal
Chimneys: 2 brick Location: center & west
Weatherboarding: very wide beaded
Cornices: plain wood
Windows: 27 Size & number of panes: 18 & 15 panes, 8" x 8"
Shutters: hand-made slat blinds
Dormers: none
Porch: Originally a small one-story 5' x 8' porch was on south side. There is now a one-story porch across entire front of house.
Type of entrance: six-panel door with transom
Colomns: square
Interior:
No. of rooms: 10 large Ceiling height: 11 feet
Stairway: closed string--boxed in type: one flight
Cellar:four feet above ground and dug out, six windows, six panes each, 8" x 8"
Doors: six-panel painted, wood unknown
Walls: plastered & papered
Interior cornices: none
Hardware: plain iron locks and hinges, marble knobs
Floors: original wide boards, 5" -6"-7", pine
Mantels: wood mantels
Present condition: good condition, spoiled to some extent
Does occupant seem to appreciate old architectural features: no
Your name: Sarah F. Moore
1035 North Street, Portsmouth, Virginia

8. Edwin White [134] 26,27 was born on 19 Oct 1793 in Norwich, Norfolk, England,28,29 was christened on 1 Nov 1793 in Tabernacle-Countess Of Huntingdons, Norwich, Norfolk, England, and died on 9 Jul 1837 in Portsmouth, Virginia 29,30,31,32,33 at age 43.

General Notes: William WHITE (AFN:22NJ-RW1)
AFN: 22NJ-S4F

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: 1837, Portsmouth, Virginia. 29 He was a clerk in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

2. Obituary: 12 Jul 1837, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 156,157 Died on Sunday (July 9), Edwin White, one of the clerks at the Navy Yard, Gosport. A native of England, he had been a resident of this country for many years

3. Audit: His estate was audited, 15 May 1843, Norfolk County, Virginia. 158 Audit of Estae fo Edwin White, deceased -Mary Annn White, Admin. Mentions paid Ransine White actt., coffin $19, sale of four negros brought $500.

Edwin married Mary Ann Amelia Manning [133] 36,37,38,39,40 [MRIN: 65], daughter of Matthew Manning Jr. [40] and Mary Hodges [41], on 14 Oct 1834 in Lake Drummond Hotel, North Carolina 34.,35 Mary was born on 31 Jul 1813 in Norfolk County, Virginia 39,159,160 and died on 4 Apr 1886 in Portsmouth, Virginia 35,39,161 at age 72. The cause of her death was bronchitis.162

Marriage Notes: Lake Drummond Hotel is in North Carolina and seems to have been a favored location for marriages. The John B. Henley papers in the Library of Virginia note several marriages at this hotel of people from the Portsmouth area.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage announcement: 20 Oct 1834, Norfolk, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 34,163 Married--On Tuesday, October 13, at Lake Drummond Hotel, by Willie (Willis) McPherson, Edwin White to Miss Mary Ann Manning, youngest daughter of Matthew Manning, all of Norfolk County.

Birth Notes: Afe of 72 years, 7 months given in obituary. But her bible record is more precise: aged 72 years 8 months and 2 days.

Death Notes: Name: Mary Ann Matthews
Race: white Sex: female
Date of Death: April 4, 1886 Place of Death: Portsmouth
Cause of Death: Bronchitis
Age: 72 years 7 months
Parents: Matthew & Mary Manning
Place of Birth: Norfolk Co.
Occupation: none
Status: widow
Informant: F. S. Hope, H.O.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Property: 19 Sep 1849, Portsmouth, Virginia. 164 Sells lot and house in Gosport--James W. and Mary Ann Amelia Mathews sell house and lot in Gosport to Barnard O'Neil, "beginning at intersection of Lincoln and Second Street, and running along 2nd Street, north 60' to Samuel J. Staples lot, thence along said lot west 50' to Barnard O'Neil's lot, thence along said lot south 60' to Lincoln Street, thence along said street, east 40' to the beginning.

2. Census: U.S., 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 165 *living with husband, James W. Mathews & children

3. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 160 *see husband's record

4. Occupation: keeping house, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 160

5. Residence: 56 Second Street, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 160

6. Relatives: 1880, Portsmouth, Virginia. Grandniece Maggius Manning living with Mary, age 20, according to 1880 census.

7. Obituary: Apr 1886, Portsmouth, Virginia. 161 Entered into death Sunday night, April 3rd, 1886, Maryann Amelia White Mathews, aged 72 years, 8 months, the last of a family of four brothers and two sisters whose fore-fathers settled upon Julians Creek in Norfolk County, Va. (17.00 inserted here) A good wife, mother and sister is gone. May we meet her in heaven.

8. Obituary: Apr 1886, Norfolk, Virginia. 166 Mrs. Mary Ann Mathews, grand-mother of Mr. Edward Cassell, who shot the saloon keeper of Norfolk, not long since, died Sunday night, it is thought from grief. Mrs. Mathews was 72 years old. Her funeral will take place from the residence of her son, Mr. Alex W. Cassell on Second street, today. [ Alex W. Cassell was her son in law, married to her daughter Mary Hodges White.]

Children from this marriage were:

   18 F    i. Mary Hodges Manning White [135] 26,27,167 was born on 1 Aug 1836 in Portsmouth, Virginia,26,27,35,167 died on 16 Jul 1890 in Portsmouth, Virginia 37,167,168,169 at age 53, and was buried on 18 Jul 1890 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.167,168,170 The cause of her death was consumption.27

Death Notes: Name: Mary H. M. Cassell
Race: white Sex: female
Date of Death: July 16, 1890 Place of Death: Portsmouth
Cause of Death: consumption
Age: 54 years 11 months
Parents: Edward & Mary Ann White
Place of Birth: Portsmouth
Occupation: Jan. 7, 1898--erased by order of court
Consort of: A. E. W. Cassell
Informant: A. E. W. Cassell, husband

Burial Notes: Oak Grove Cemetery. Grave is next to half-brother, Mathew James Mathews

Tombstone reads:
Mary H. M.
Wife of Alexander W. Cassell
Born Aug. 1, 1836
Died July 16, 1890
Tho Lost to Sight
To Memory Dear


Record of Graves--Oak Grove Cemetery
Lot # 440 East of Avenue A--betw. 10th & 11th St.
Matthew J. Matthews, owner

Mary H. M. Cassell July 16, 1890

Record of Graves--East Oak Grove Cemetery
West Half of Walk 11--South
Lot # 440 Avenue A--west Walk 11
M. J. Matthews, owner north half
A. W. Cassell, owner south half
Mary H. M., wife of Alexander W. Cassell
Born: Aug. 1, 1836
Died: July 16, 1890

*Record of Graves info found on 2 separate pages of Vol. III of Oak Grove Cemetery book

Noted events in her life were:

1. Baptism: 9 Apr 1836, Portsmouth, Virginia. 35 By Rev'd M. Crowder.

2. Inherits: Jan 1837, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171 Inherits from her grandfather, Matthew Manning, one feather bed

3. Census: U.S., Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 172 *listed as Mary H. Mathews, but her name is actually Mary H. White and she is living with her step-father, James W. Mathews

4. Census: U.S., 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 165 *listed with her step-father, James W. Mathews & mother, Mary Ann Mathews. Her name is given as Mary C. Mathews. Actually by this time, it is Mary Ann Hodges White Cassell as she married Alexander W. Cassell in 1855. Why was she with her parents?

5. Census: U.S., 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 173

6. Residence: 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 173

7. Census: U.S., 2 Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 174

8. Residence: 56 Second Street, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 174

9. Occupation: keeping house, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 174

10. Obituary: death of Mary H. M. Cassell, 16 Jul 1890, Portsmouth, Virginia. 175 18 July 1890---Died---Cassell
So peacefully, so calmly passed away on the morning of the 16th inst. At 8:30 o'clock, Mary H. M., beloved wife of A. W. Cassell, U.S. N.
Funeral services will take place at the residence, corner Second and Lincoln streets, this (Friday) afternoon at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

Mary married Warrent Officer Alexander William Cassell U.S.N [198] 176,177,178 [MRIN: 68], son of Charles Cassell [1498] and Sarah Murry [200], on 10 May 1855 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia.36 Alexander was born on 8 Mar 1824 in District Of Columbia,178 died on 8 Oct 1897 in Portsmouth, Virginia 170,177,179 at age 73, and was buried on 10 Oct 1897 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.170,180 The cause of his death was Volvulus.181

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: of Alexander W. Cassell & Mary H. M. White, 10 May 1855, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 178 Date of Marriage: May 10, 1855
Place of Marriage: Portsmouth, Virginia
Husband: Alex W. Cassell Age: 30 Status: single
Wife: Mary H. M. White Age: 19 Status: single
Husband's Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Wife's Birthplace: Portsmouth, Va.
Husband's parents: Chas. & Sarah Cassell
Wife's parents: Edwin & Mary A. A. White
Husband's Occupation: sailmaker
Person Performing Ceremony: Geo. M. Bain

Birth Notes: Age based on exact calculation of age 73 years, 7 months in cemetery records.

Death Notes: Obituary--A.W. Cassell
Mr. A. W. Cassell, retired carpenter of the United States Navy, died at 9 o'clock last night at thr residence of his son, Mr. Edward Cassell, orner of Fifth street and the Gosport road, aged 73 years. The deceased was a member of Chosen Friends and Naval Veterans. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 8 o'clock.

Burial Notes: Oak Grove Cemetery. Next to wife. Grave not marked.

Name: Alexander W. Cassell
Age: 73 years, 7 months
Died: October 8, 1897
Buried: October 10, 1897
Cause of Death: Volvulus
Undertaker: C. H. Sturtevant
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C.
Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Place of Interment: Oak Grove Cemetery, Avenue 11, lot 440


General Notes: Served in the Union Army during the Civil War with his wife's sister's husband, Steven Kenney. They were both hospital stewards in the 23rd Maine Infantry. [Check Cassell in Union book.]

Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year Alexander W Cassell 336 Harrison Portsmouth VA 1888 Alexander E W Cassell carpenter boards 336 Harrison Portsmouth VA 1888 Alexander E W Cassell carpenter 307 Fayette Portsmouth VA 1890 Alexander Cassell Wh 136 Lincoln Portsmouth VA 1890
Norfolk City Directory, 1888. Norfolk, VA: J. H. Chataigne and Co., 1888. Norfolk City Directory, 1889. Norfolk, VA: J. H. Chataigne and Co., 1889. Norfolk City Directory, 1890-91. Norfolk, VA: J. H. Chataigne and Co., 1891.

Father was foreign born per his 1870 U.S. Census. This fits Capt. Charles Cassell who was born in Italy. See his tombstone.

Died Oct. 8, 1897, aged 73 years, 7 months.

Warrant Officer
The "warrant" portion of the Warrant Officer’s title comes from the old French word warrant that meant variously a protector, a defense and an authorization. It is also the source of our modern word "warranty". In 1040 when five English ports began furnishing warships to King Edward the Confessor in exchange for certain privileges, they also furnished crews whose officers were the Master, Boatswain, Carpenter and Cook. Later these officers were "warranted" by the British Admiralty. They maintained and sailed the ships and were the standing officers of the navy. Soldiers commanded by Captains would be on board the ships to do the fighting, but they had nothing to do with running the ships. the word "soldiering" came about as a seaman’s term of contempt for the soldiers and anyone else who avoided shipboard duties.
The warranted officers were often the permanent members of the ships’ companies. They stayed with the ships in port between voyages s caretakers, supervising repairs and refitting. Other crewmen and soldiers might change with each voyage. Early in the Fourteenth Century the Purser joined the warrant officers. He was originally "the clerk of burser". During the following centuries the Gunner, surgeon, chaplain, Master-at-arms, Schoolmaster and others signed on.
Warrant Officers were members of our Navy right from its beginning. There were Warrant Officers on the ships of the Continental Navy during the Revolutionary War. When Congress created our Navy in 1794 it listed the Warrant Officers as the Sailing Master, Purser, Boatswain, Gunner, Carpenter, Sailmaker and Midshipman.
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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
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WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

Of the duties of a Boatswain and Master Sail Maker. 1814
1. The boatswain is to receive into his charge the rigging, cables, cordage, anchors, sails, boats, &c.
2. He is not to cut up any cordage or canvass without an order in writing from the captain, and under the inspection of the master; and always to have by him a good quantity of small plats for security of the cables.
3. He and his mates are to assist and relieve the watch, see that the men attend upon deck, and that the working of the ship be performed with as little confusion as may be.
4. His accounts are to be audited and vouched by the captain and master, and transmitted to the navy-office.
5. If he has cause of complaint against any of the officers of the ship, with relation to the disposition of the stores under his charge, he is to represent the same to the navy-office, before the pay of the ship. He is not to receive his own wages until his accounts are passed.
6. He is not to sign any accounts, books, lists, or tickets, before he has throughly informed himself of the truth of every particular therein contained.
7. Master Sail-Maker. He is, with his mate and crew, to examine all sails that are brought on board, and to attend all surveys and conversions of sails.
8. He is always, and in due time, to repair and keep the sails in order, fit for service.
9. He is to see that they are dry when put into the store- room, or very soon to have them taken up and aired, and see that they are secured from drips, damps and vermin, as much as possible.
10. When any sails are to be returned into store, he is to attend the delivery of them for their greater safety.
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Royal Naval Dockyards
Military Records Information 41
1. Introduction
Until its abolition in 1832, dockyards and naval establishments were the responsibility of the Navy Board, a body technically subordinate to the Admiralty, but distinct from it, and in large measure independent of it. Victualling yards and depots were in the same way answerable to the Victualling Board, and it in turn to the Navy Board and the Admiralty. The gunwharves, however, belonged to the Ordnance Board, an entirely independent body responsible only to the Master-General of Ordnance and the King. When the Ordnance Board was abolished in 1855, control of naval ordnance passed to the War Office and was not recovered by the Admiralty until 1909. This leaflet deals with the personnel only of naval and victualling establishments, though it should be noted that there are in The National Archives some records of Ordnance employees, mainly among the Ordnance Office Registers (WO 54 </DisplayCatDetailsGoto.asp?CATREF=WO+54&ACCESSMETHOD=6> ).
2. Organisation Before 1832
Dockyards were entirely run by naval officers, civilian employees of the Navy Board, not sea officers. The senior official of each yard was the Commissioner, appointed by, and nominally a member of, the Navy Board. Under him were the Clerk of the Cheque and the Storekeeper, who with their clerks were responsible for the financial and administrative business of the yard; the Master Shipwright, who with his colleagues the Master Sailmaker, Anchorsmith, Rigger, Boatbuilder etc, was in charge of the building and repair work of the yard; the Master Attendants and the Boatswain, who supervised the yard craft, the ships afloat and 'in Ordinary', that is in reserve, and finally the Master Ropemaker who ran the Ropeyard. These senior officers, together with the clerks and foremen known as Inferior Officers, were salaried, and borne on the Ordinary vote, as were the established artificers and labourers of the yard; unestablished employees were borne on the Extraordinary vote. Although all yard officers were naval and not sea officers, there was movement between the two services. The Commissioners and Masters Attendant were usually retired sea officers; dockyard shipwrights, having served their apprenticeship, often became carpenters in the Navy, and might return to be Master Shipwrights, and in the same way the other Master Tradesmen and the Boatswain were normally recruited from the Sea Service. The career of any man, therefore, especially one of the skilled men, the 'artificers' or 'tradesmen', may have to be traced in the records of both services.
The senior officers of a Victualling Yard were the Agent Victualler (in the larger establishments only), the Storekeeper or Naval Officer, and the Clerk of the Cheque.
In or around the dockyards might also be found the Transport Agents, Agents for Prisoners and Hospital Agents who represented the Transport Board and the Sick and Hurt Board, and each had their own clerks and labourers.
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Medical Notes: *An obstruction of the bowel caused by twisting itself 181,182

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: Carpenter w/U.S. Navy. 177

2. Organizations: member of Chosen Friends & Naval Veterans. 177

3. Military Service: as sailmaker in U.S.N, 18 Feb 1847, Portsmouth, Virginia. 179,183 Alex. W. Cassell
Sailmaker, 18 February 1847
Resigned 27 July 1847
Sailmaker, 7 April 181859
Retired LIst, 28 March 1886
Died: 8 October 1897

Sailmaker: # 2367: Alexander W. Cassell--18 Febry 1847
Febry 18/47 Acting appointment, March 3/47 To the Germantown
July 27/47.. Resignation accepted--Resigned

4. Military Discharge: as sailmaker, U.S.N., 27 Jul 1847, Portsmouth, Virginia. 179 Was on Resigned List.

5. Occupation: sailmaker, Aug 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 184

6. Residence: Aug 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 184

7. Census: 1850 Federal U.S. census, Aug 1850, Norfolk County, City of Portsmouth, Virginia. 184

8. Occupation: sailmaker, 10 May 1855, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 178

9. Military Service: as sailmaker, U.S.N.,, 7 Apr 1859, Portsmouth, Virginia. 179,185 Sailmakers---# 2666
Alexander W. Cassell--7 April 1859
April 7/59 Acting Appointment, April 11/59 To the John Adams 25 Inst
Feb 16/60 Warranted Jany 20/61 Det'd two weeks leave
Feb 15/62 To the Reg
Stop at New York Sept 9/63 Det'd to the Niagara

Sea Duty: 3 years 0 months 16 days
Shore Duty: 1 year 6 months 24 days

10. Military Service: as sailmaker, U.S.N.,, 2 May 1859, Portsmouth, Virginia. May 2, 1859 - NAVY YARD. - Commodore Dorin retired from the command of the Navy Yard on Saturday, and Captain Bell entered upon the duties of the office. A letter of appreciation upon the commodore's departure, was signed by the following: .... Alex. W. Cassell, Master Sailmaker.

11. Law suit: sale of land, 7 Sep 1859, Portsmouth, Virginia. 186 Alexander W. Cassell
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Sarah Cassell, Virginius O. Cassell, & Charles E. Cassell

This cause came on this day to be heard upon the bill of the complainant answer of the defendants and exhibits filed with the bill of complainant general replicaiton thereto and was argued by counsel. On consideration whereof the Court being of opinion that the lot of land conveyed by Charles Cassell in his lifetime to Virginius O. Cassell by deed bearing date the 28th July 1854 and admitted to record in the Clerk's Office of Norfolk County Court on the 10th day of November 1855 was an advancement made by the said Charles Cassell to the said Virginius O. Cassell and that the said Virginius O Cassell must bring the same into hotch potch with the real estate descended and account for the value of the same at the time of the execution of the said deed and being further of opinion that the interest of the parties manifestly requires a sale of the lot of land in the bill mentioned situate in the City of Portsmouth bounded east by Court Street west by Dinwiddie Street, east by Binford's lot Queen Street and Williams lot and north by lots of Emmerson, Wilson and others. On consideration whereof the Court doth order adjudge and decree that James Murdaugh and by consent of parties by counsel Virginius O. Cassell either of whom may act if the other declines, be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners to sell the above described lot of land to the highest bidder after twenty days notice by public action in same newspaper published in the City of Portsmouth or City of Norfolk and by notice published at the front door of the Court house of the City of Portsmouth on the following terms, viz: so much cash as may be necessary to pay the costs of suit and the expenses of sale may be demanded of the purchaser and for the residue of the purchaser or purchasers shall execute his or their several bonds with approved security each for one third of the residue of said purchase money with interest from the day of sale, payable in six nine and twelve months thereafter respectively the title to be retained until the further order of this Court. And the said commissioners or either which may act shall have power to sell said lot of land in seperate parcels or lots as he or they may deem most judicious and advantageous and after the said sale and the bonds for the purchase money shall be returned with a report of the proceedings of the said Commissioner that a Commissioner of this Court ascertain and report to the Court what will be an equitable portion of the proceeds of such sale to which the defendants Sarah Cassell is entitled in lieu of her dower interest in the real estate in the proceedings mentioned. But the said Commissioners are not to make sale under this decree until they shall have respectively executed bonds in the Clerk's Office of this Court and before the Clerk thereof in the penalty of one thousand dollars conditioned for the faithful discharge of their duties under this decree and they are directed to report their proceedings to the Court.
Ordered that Court be adjourned till tomorrow morning twelve o'clock
Rich H. Baker

12. Deed: J. K. Cooke to V. O. Cassell & als, 4 Oct 1859, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 187 Whereas at a Sale made by V. O. Cassell and James Murdaugh Special Commissioner for that purpose appointed by the Circuit Court for the City of Portsmouth in the suit in Chancery styled Cassell agt. Cassell rendered on the 7th day of September 1859 which sale was made on the 4th day of October 1859. John K. Cooke became the purchaser of the lot with its appurtenances opposite the Baptist Church on the West side of Court street in said City of which the late Charles Cassell dec'd seized and possessed at the bid of four thousand three hundred dollars, and whereas the said John K. Cooke has not complied with the terms of said sale and has no deed for the said property, and is willing and desirious to relinquish all claim to the same by virtue of said bid and proceedings--Now between John K. Cooke and Fanny B. his wife of the one part and the heirs at Law of the said Charles Cassell dec'd who are Sarah Cassell, his widow, Alex W. Cassell, V. O. Cassell and Charles E. Cassell of the other part. Witnesseth: that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the premises and of the sum of one dollar to them in hand paid by the said parties of the other part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged do hereby relinquish and recopy unto the said parties of the other part all the right title and interest which they may possess either in law or in equity to the said property of regarding the sale. Witness the following signatures and seals.
J. K. Cooke
T. B. Cooke
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, Jno. Nash Justice of the Peace for the city aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Fanny B. the wife of J. K. Cooke parties to a certain deed bearing date on the 25th day of November 1855 and hereto annexed personally appeared before me in my City aforesaid and being examined by me privily and apart from her husband and having the deed aforesaid fully explained to her, she the said Fanny B. Cooke acknowledged the same to be her act and deed and declared that she had willingly signed sealed and delivered the same and that she wished not to retract it. Given under my hand and seal this 10th day of January 1866.
John Nash J.P.
In the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth the 10th day of December 1866---This Deed was acknowledged before me by John K. Cooke a party thereto and together with the Certificate annexed of John Nash a Justice of the Peace in and for said City is admitted to record.
Teste: Dempsey Nash, c.c.

13. Occupation: as sailmaker, U.S.N.,, 3 Feb 1860, Portsmouth, Virginia. 188,189

14. Law suit: sale of land, 4 Sep 1860, Portsmouth, Virginia. 190 Tuesday the 4th day of September1860
Present: The Honbl Richard H. Baker, Judge
Alexander W. Cassell
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Sarah Cassell, Virginius O. Cassell and Charles E. Cassell

This cause came on this day to be further heard upon the papers formerly read and the report of the sale made by the Commissioners pursuant to the order of the 7 day of September 1859 and the report of Commissioner Murdaugh showing the equitable portion of the proceeds of the sale to which the defendant Sarah Cassell is entitled in lieu of her dower interest therein to which reports there are no exceptions. On consideration whereof the Court approving and confirming the said reports, doth adjudge order and decree that the Clerk of this Court deliver to James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell the Commissioners of sale the three bonds of W. W. Davis and Wm. C. Wingfield each for the sum of five hundred dollars and executed by them to the said James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell Commissioners as aforesaid and filed amoung the papers in this suit for the purchase of the lots of land in the said report mentioned and described; also deliver to the said Commissioners, the three bonds of Charles E. Cassell and Charles R. McAlpine for one hundred and seventy five dollars each executed by them to the said Commissioners as aforesaid, filed among the papers in this suit and given for the purchase of the lots of land in the said report mentioned and also deliver to the said Commissioners the three bonds of John K. Cooke and Arthur Emmerson each for one thousand three hundred and eighty-one dollars forty one and two third cents executed by them to the said Commissioners as aforesaid filed among the papers in this suit and executed for the purchase of the lot of land in the said report mentioned and that the said Commissioners do proceed to collect the said several bonds executed as aforesaid and when collected that they execute deeds with special warranty to said purchasers for the lots of land purchased by them severally as mentioned in the said report. and the Court doth further order adjudge and decree that when the said Commissioners have collected the said bonds aforesaid that they pay to the plaintiff Alexander W. Cassell and the defendants V. O. Cassell and Charles E. Cassell each the sum of sixteen hundred and thirty nine dollars thirty two and one third cents with interest thereon to be computed after the rate of six per centum per annum from the fourth day of October 1859 till paid, and pay to the defendant Sarah Cassell the sum of twelve hundred and fifty seven dollars and twenty seven cents with like interest from the fourth day of October 1859 till paid and pay to c. W. Murdaugh Commissioner three dollars and make report of their proceedings to the Court. But this decree is to be suspended until the said James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell shall either seperately or jointly execute a bond with sufficient security in the Clerk's Office of this Court and before the said Clerk in the penalty of seven thousand dollars conditioned for the faithful discharge of their duties as Commissioners under this decree.

15. Law suit: sale of land, 12 Sep 1860, Portsmouth, Virginia. 191 Wednesday the 12th day of September 1860
Present: The Honbl. Richard H. Baker, Judge

Alexander W. Cassell
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Sarah Cassell, Virginius O. Cassell and Charles E. Cassell

By consent of the parties and for reasons appearing to the Court the dcree pronounced in this cause during the present term is set aside and annulled. And this cause coming on to be again heard upon the papers formerly read and the report of the sale made by the Commissioners pursuant to the order of the 7th day of September 1859 and the report of Commissioner Murdaugh showing the equitable portion of the proceeds of the sale to which the defendant Sarah Cassell is entitled in lieu of her dower interest therein and also showing the portions to which the plaintiff and the defendants are entitled, which reports there are no exceptions. On consideration whereof the Court approving and confirming the said report doth adjudge order and decree that the Clerk of this Court deliver to James Murdaugh and v. O. Cassell the Commissioners of sale, the three bonds of W. W. Davis and Wm. C. Wingfield each for the sum of five hudndred dollars and executed by them to the said James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell Commissioners as aforesaid and filed amoung the papers in their suit for the purchase of the lots of land in the said report mentioned and described; also deliver to the said Commissioners the three bonds of Charles E. Cassell and Chalres mcAlpone for one hundred and seventy five dollars each executed by them to the said Commissioners aforesaid filed among the papers in this suit and given for the purchase of the lots of land in the report mentioned; and also deliver to the said Commissioner the three bonds of John H. Cooke and Arthur Emmerson each for one thousand three hundred and eighty four dollars and forty one and two third cents executed by them to the said Commissioners filed among the papers in this suit and executed for the purchase of the lot of land in the said report mentioned; and that the said Commissioner do proceed to collect the said several bonds executed as aforesaid and when collected that they execute deeds with special warranty to the said several purchasers, for the lots of land purchased by them severally as mentioned in the said report. And the Court doth further adjudge order and decree, that when the said Commissioners have collected the said bonds aforesaid, that they pay to the plaintiff Alexander W. Cassell and the defendant Charles E. Cassell each the sum of one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine dollars thirty two and two third cents with iinterest thereon at six per centum per annum; from fourth day of October 1859 till paid & pay to the defendant V. O. Cassell one thousand four hundred and thirty nine dollars and thirty two and two third cents with like interest from the fourth day of October 1859 till paid, pay to the defendant Sarah Cassell the sum of twelve hundred and fifty seven dollars and twenty seven cents with like interest from the fourth day of October 1859 till paid, and pay to C. W. Murdaugh Commissioner three dollars and make report of their proceedings. But this decree is to be suspended until the said James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell shall either seperately or jointly execute a bond with sufficient security in the Clerk's Office of this Court and before the said Clerk in the penalty of seven thousand dollars conditioned for the faithful discharge of their duties as Commissioners under this decree.

16. Military Service: sailmaker, Sep 1865, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 192 Sailmakers
# 2167 Alexander W. Cassell ---7 April 1859
To Frigate Niagara, Sept 23/65
Det'd & w.o. April 19/66 To the Navy Yard Norfolk, Va.
Oct 5/69 Det'd to the Powhatan per stu of 21 Inst.
Dec 23/69 Det'd w.o.
July 29/70 To the California / Sept
Sept 20/70 Det'd to the Nanagansett
Previous order revoked w.o. Nov 21/70 To the Pawnee

Sea Duty: 7 years 0 months 1 day
Shore Duty: 3 years 1 month 0 days

17. Military: 1866. 179 Co. F, 23 Maine Inf. hosp. Stew.

18. Law suit: suit settled, 13 Sep 1866, Portsmouth, Virginia. 193 Thursday the 13th day of September 1866
Present: The Honbl. Richard H. Baker, Judge

Alexander W. Cassell, pltff
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Sarah Cassell, Virginius O. Cassell, & Chas. E. Cassell, deft.

This cause came on this day to be further heard upon the papers formerly read and the report of the Commissioner made pursuant to the order of the 12th day of September 1860 towhich there is no exeception and was argued by counsel: On consideration whereof the Court approving and confirming the said report by which it appears that the object of the suit has been obtained is is ordered that this suit be discontinued from the docket.

Ordered that the Court be adjourned till tomorrow morning eleven o'clock
Rich'd H. Baker

19. Military Service: as sailmaker, U.S.N.,, 7 Jan 1867, Portsmouth, Virginia. 194 January 7--List of Officers Attached to the Naval Station, Norfolk, Virignia
We publish today the complete list of officers attached to this station, including the Marine Corps U.S. Naval Hospital, Receiving ship, New Hampshire, Ordinance navigation Light-house, and Civil Departments; for which we are indebted to the courtesy of an officer attached to the United States Navy.
Alexander W. Cassell
Rank: sailmaker

20. Census: U.S., 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 195 Margaret Manning, age 10, female, white, orphan, born in Va., cannot read or write, idotic
Alexander W. Cassell, age 46, male, white, occupation: sailmaker U.S.N., vaule of real estate: 2,000; value of personal property: 3,000, birthplace: D.C., father foreign born, eligible to vote
Mary H. Cassell, age 34, female, white, occupation: boarding, born in Va.
Edwin W. Cassell, age 10, male, white, at school, born in Va.
Stephen B. Kenney, age 31, male, white, occupation: huster clerk in Navy Yard, value of personal property: 1,500, born in Maine, eligible to vote
Rosa E. Kenney, age 33, female, white, boarding, born in Va.
James W. Kenney, age 2, male, white, born in Va., born in Jan.
Rosa N. Kenney, age 4 months, female, white, born in Va.

21. Occupation: sailmaker U.S.N., 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 196

22. Residence: 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 196

23. Miliary Service: sailmaker, Dec 1872, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 197 Sailmaker
# 2740 Alexander W. Cassell 7 April 1859
Pawnee Dec 10/72 Det'd & w.o.
Jany 3/73 To Navy Yard Norfolk Va
July 23/73 Det'd to the Alaska 5 Augt
Sept 29/76 Det'd & w.o. Dec 26/76 To Equipt duty Navy Yard Norfolk

Sea Duty: 12 years 1 month 13 days
Shore Duty: 5 years 8 months 2 days

24. Miliary Service: sailmaker, Dec 1879, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 198 Sailmakers
# 2671---Alexander W. Cassell 7 April 1859
Equipt duty Navy Yard Norfolk Dec 6/79
Det'd to the Powhatan 10 Inst
Dec 11/82 Det'd & w.o.
Dec 12/83 To Navy Yard Norfolk 31 inst to continue until 28 March 1886
March 24/86 Det'd and placed on the Retired List from the 28th March 1886

Sea Duty: 15 years 1 month 14 days
Shore Duty: 8 years 10 months 6 days

25. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 199 Alexander W. Cassell, white, male, age 57, married, occupation: sailmaker U.S. Navy, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Mary Cassell, white, female, age 44, wife, married, occupation: keeping house, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Edwin Cassell, white, male, age 24, son, single, occupation: sailmaker, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Dinah Wright, black, female, age 45, widowed, occupation: servant, cannot read or write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.

26. Occupation: sailmaker U.S. Navy, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 174

27. Residence: 56 Second Street, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 174

28. Residence: 1882, Portsmouth, Virginia. 200 Living at 3rd N. Henry Street

29. Residence: 1012 Dinwiddie Street, 1883, Portsmouth, Virginia. 201 1012 Dinwiddie Street

30. Residence: 1884, Portsmouth, Virginia. 202 Is a sailmaker living at 136 Lincoln Street in Portsmouth, Virginia

31. Residence: 416 Second Street, 1885, Portsmouth, Virginia. 203 Alexander W. Cassell, U. S. N. h 416 Second

32. Occupation: U.S.N., 1885, Portsmouth, Virginia. 203

33. Military: Was on Retired List. U.S.N., 18 Mar 1886, Portsmouth, Virginia. 179

34. Residence: 136 Lincoln Street, 1889, Portsmouth, Virginia. 204

35. Residence: 1897, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 181

36. Record of Grave: 8 Oct 1897, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 181 Alexander W. Cassell
Died: Oct. 8, 1897
Aged: 73 years, 7 months (grave unmarked)

Record of Grave--East Oak Grove Cemetery
West Half of Walk 11--South
Lot # 440 Avenue A--west Walk 11
M. J. Mathews, owner of north half
A. W. Cassell, owner of south half

37. Funeral: 10 Oct 1897, Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia. 205 The funeral of the late Mr. A. W. Cassell took place yesterday afternoon from the residence of his son, Mr. Edward Cassell, corner of Fiftth street and Gosport road. Rev. Dr. A. E. Owen conducted the servies and the remains were laid to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery.

38. Letter: letter of appreciation, 2 May 1859, Portsmouth, Virginia. 206 Argus--May 2, 1859--Navy Yard--Commodore Dornin retired from the command of the Navy Yard on Saturday, and Captain Bell entered upon the duties of the office.
A letter of appreciation upon the commodore's departure, was signed by the following: Alex W. Cassell, master sailmaker

39. Obituary: 12 Oct 1897, Portsmouth, Virginia. 207 12 Oct 1897
The funeral services of the late Alexander W. Cassell, sailmaker, U.S.N., took place at the residence of his son, A.E.W. Cassell, Fifth street extended, Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
The solemn services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Owen, D.D., of Court Street Baptist Church, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Eggleston, of the Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Cassell being a retired officer in the United States Navy, the funeral was attended by a military escort, under command of Sailmaker Charles E. Minter, U.S.N.
The following officers were honorary pall-bearers: Sailmaker Geo. Barnes, Carpenter L. L. Martin, Carpenter J. T. Miller, Carpenter H. Rigby, Mate H. Neilson, Boatswain Petere Y. Johnson, Boatswain J. B. Moncrief, Boatswain A. Ohmson; also Messrs. Stephen Bowers and Thomas Gleason, citizens, and Captain William Ryder, of the Naval Veterans.
The casket was handled by sailors, who acted as body-bearers, under charge of L. L. Martin, U.S.N.
Besides the military escort there was a detachment of Naval Veterans and members of Chosen Friends. The entire procession was headed by the Naval Post Band.
During the services at the residence Miss Katie Ashe sang "The Christian's Good Night."
The ramains were interred in Oak Grove Cemetery, beside the grave of his wife, who preceded him about eight years ago.
The deceased was a brother of Mr. V. O. Cassell and Mr. Charles Cassell, architect, now of Baltimore, Md., and uncle of Messrs. Norman, Charles, V. O., Heber and Rev. Mortimer Cassell, aso of Mrs. Dr. Webster and Miss Ella Cassell.

   19 F    ii. Rose Hannah Edwin White [136] 208,209 was born on 2 May 1837 in Portsmouth, Virginia,35,210,211 died on 4 Sep 1915 in Windsor, Bertie County, North Carolina 208 at age 78, and was buried in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Windsor, Bertie County, North Carolina.212

Birth Notes: Named after her father's mother.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: U.S., Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 172 *listed as Rose E. Mathews, but her name is actually Rose E. White, living with her step-father James W. Mathews

2. Census: U.S. , 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 165 *listed as Rosa Mathews, although her actual name is Rosa White and she is living with her step-father, James W. Mathews and mother, Mary Ann Mathews.

3. Census: U.S., 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 210

4. Residence: 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 210

5. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 211 **Mathews lived next door to Kenneys & Cassells. Job & Sophronia Manning were Rosa Kenney's first cousins, her mother's sister's children.

6. Residence: 56 Second Street, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 211

7. Occupation: keeping house, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 211

8. Obituary: 9 Sep 1915, Windsor, Bertie County, North Carolina.
Obituary of Rose Edwin White Kenney

From The Windsor Ledger, Volume 31, Windsor, N. C., Thursday September 9, 1915, Page 1. Copy from Department of Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina, Raleigh 27601-2807. Abstracted by Lynn Hopewell.

At sunset on Saturday last this gentle lady passed from earth to the gracious promise of eternal life. She so spent her days in life as to assure her of her life beyond the grave. "Blessed assurance Jesus is mine."

Mrs. Kenney came to make here home in Bertie county in December 1886. She was not a stranger to North Carolina. In 1587 her ancestor in a direct line was Governor of Sir Walter Raleigh's Colony on Roanoke Island. There her kinswoman gave birth to Virginia Dare.

Her cousin, Gen. William Dorsey Pender, was the bravest of the brave in the Confederacy. Her North Carolina relatives, Col. R. H. Bridgers, Col. John L. Bridgers, Dr. W. B. Mercer and the Penders, all of Edgecombe county, have been foremost in the social business and civic life of her adopted state.

She was the close kinswoman of honorable and useful Virginia families, Mannings, Cassells, Matthews, Herberts Barclays, Hodges and Boteteauts. In 1867 she married Dr. Stephen Bartlett Kenney of Maine, a descendant of Josiah Bartlett, who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence on the part of the State of New Hampshire. Dr. Kenney died Christmas day 1907.

On the 30th day of May, 1889, this good couple came into my life. On that day 1 married their only daughter, Rose Mary Kenney. Since the burial of her husband Mrs. Kenney has lived in my home. I brought her there from the funeral of her husband.

Mrs. Kenney was a communicant in full fellowship in St. Thomas' Episcopal church. She was buried by the side of her husband in that sacred church yard. Rt. Rev Thomas C. Darst, Bishop of East Carolina, read the burial service. Her young friends who had been most deferential to her in life, and to whom she was greatly attached bore her body into the church where she had loved to commune and gently placed it to rest by the side of her husband. She has never been the name person since Dr. Kenney's death. Her heart was in the church yard with him. They were one again.

Her pall bearers were: Maj. Fred M. Dunstan, H. M. Bell, Jerry O. Mitchell, Josesh B. Cherry, George M. Holder, Thomas Gillum, Jr., Claude Pierce, Philemon M. Allan, J. T. Stokes.

The following were her honorary pall-hearers: Dr. Leslie B. Evans, Dr. Charles J. Sawyer, Jesse B. Stokes, Hon. Thomas Gillam, Rev L. D. Hayman, W. S. Hayes, P. H. Sessoms, Frank Allen, T. C. Bond, R. W. Askew, Sr., W. L. Lyon, J. H. Matthews, E. W. Gray, J. B. Gray.

Her's was a most beautiful life A gentleman who has known her a quartet of a century, sitting by her bedside as she passed away tearfully said, "She passes out of life as she lived in it, quiet, peaceable and gentle."

A friend of Mrs. Winston writes "My memories of her are all pleasant, a gentle, kind, affectionate, industrious wife and mother, a typical woman."

Letters and telegrams and flowers have come to us from those near and dear, in this and other states. They lighten the crushing burden of our grief.

I never knew a word of anger to escape her lips. I never heard her speak in disparagement of any living creature. I never heard a word of scandal spoken by her or traced to her. Her devotion to those she loved was tender and gentle, but strong and unmovable. I am happy that I dwelt in her love.

The constant attention and devotion of our friends here have greatly comforted and strengthened us. I must pay a word of heartfelt gratitude for myself and wife to Dr. Leslie B. Evans for his constant professional and friendly attention. Our hours of sorrow were lifted when he cane to our anxious hearts.

Mrs. Kenney's only children are too well known to require a statement as to who they are, Mrs. Francis D. Winston and Mr. Stephen W. Kenney, James Newell Kenney, a lawyer who died ten years ago, was her oldest son.

During Mrs. Kenney's long illness she was tenderly and constantly waited on by Lucy Stone, a former servant of my family. It was a beautiful service she rendered.

Mrs. Kenny took small part in public duty. Her work was in her home, around her fireside, with her associates, friends and loved ones. She loved the beautiful and the good; birds and flowers charmed her senses. The animals and fowls flocked around her when she came in view. Her's was a profitable and beautiful life. It is hard therefore to give her up. We shall see her again is our belief and our prayer. She is waiting for us. FRANCIS D. WINSTON.

Rose married Asst. Surgeon Steven Bartlett Kenney U.S.N. [137] 210,214,215 [MRIN: 69], son of Steven Kenney [206] and Sophia Clark Bartlett [207], on 26 Feb 1866 in Portsmouth, Virginia 35,212.,213 Steven was born on 20 Aug 1838 in Bethel, Oxford Co., Maine,210,216,217 died on 25 Dec 1907 in Windsor, Bertie County, North Carolina 216,218 at age 69, and was buried on 26 Dec 1907 in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Windsor, Bertie County, North Carolina.212

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Married at: residence of her mother and stepfather, Portsmouth, Virginia. 35 Corner of 2nd and Henry St. Portsmouth, by the Rev. Joseph Wheeler.

2. Married: 26 Feb 1866, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 213 Marriage License
Virginia, City of Portsmouth, to wit:
To any person licensed to celebrate marriages: You are herby authorized to join in the Holy State of Matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your church, or regligious denomination, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Dr. S. Bartlett Kenney and Miss Rosa E. White.
Given under my hand, as Clerk of City, Court of the said City this 26 day of February 1866.
Dempsey Nash, Clerk
Certificate to obtain a marriage license
Time of Marriage: February 26th 1866
Place of Marriage: Portsmouth, Va.
Name of Parties married: S. Bartlett Kenney & Rosa E. White
Age of Husband: 27 years
Age of Wife: 27 years
Condition of husband: widowed
Condition of wife: single
Place of husband birth: Bethel, Maine
Place of wife's birth: Portsmouth, Va.
Place of husband's residence: U.S. Navy
Place of wife's residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Names of husband's parents: Stephen & Sophia Kenney
Name of wife's parents: Edwin & Mary A. White
Occupation of husband: surgeon U.S. Navy
Given under my hand this 26th day of February 1866.
Dempsey Nash, clerk
Minister's return of marriage: I certify, that on the 26 day of February 1866 at ___, I united in marriage the above named and described parties, under authority of the annexed license.

Marriage Notes: MARRIAGE: Stephen B. Kenney pension file--General Index to Pension Files 1861-1934, Micropublication T-288, roll 258; Records of the Veterans Administration, Record Group 15, National Archives, Washington:
Marriage License, Virginia, City of Portsmouth to wit:
To any person licensed to celebrate marriages:
You are hereby authorized to join together in the Holy State of Matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your Church or religious denomination, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia:
Dr. S. Barlett Kenney and Miss Rosa E. White
Given under my hand, as Clerk of the City Court of the said City this 26 day of February 1866.
Dempsey Nash, Clerk
Time of Marriage: February 26, 1866 Place of Marriage: Portsmouth, Va.
Names of Parties Married: S. Bartlett Kenney & Rosa E. White
Age of Husband: 27 years Age of Wife: 27 years
Condition of Husband: widowed Condition of Wife: single
Place of Husband's Birth: Bethel, Maine Place of Wife's Birth: Portsmouth, Va.
Place of Husband's Residence: U. S. Navy Place of Wife's Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Name of Husband's Parents: Stephen & Sophia Kenney
Name of Wife's Parents: Edwin & Mary A. White
Occupation of Husband: Surgeon U. S. Navy
Given under my hand this 26 day of February 1866
Dempsey Nash, Clerk
Certificate of Time and Place of Marriage:
I certify that on the 26th day of February 1866 at Portsmouth, Va., under authority of the above license, I united in marriage the persons named and described therein...
Joseph R. Wheeler

General Notes: Interview with Mary Barkley Porter, Portsmouth, Virginia about 1976.

S. B. Kenney went to Windsor because he was shunned by Mannings, etc. after war because he was Yankee soldier.

Mary Porter's father (Barkley) was same relationship to Rosa Kenney Winston as Mary Porter's mother. Related through Edwin White.

"Mannington" owned suddenly by Johnston
Mary Porter's mother had cousin Alice Smith in Atlanta who did all family genealogy. Wadsworth Bugg helped Mary's mother.

Norman Wilcox; mother was Cassell and lived across street from Mary Porter.

He was from Maine and served with the husband of his sister in law.

Stephen Bartlett Kenney found in:
Vital Records: Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929
Died: Dec 30, 1907 in: Windsor, NC
Type of practice: Allopath
Journal of the American Medical Asociation citation: 51:937

MILITARY SERVICE: Stephen B. Kenney, Index to Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Maine; Micropublication M-543, Co. F, 23rd Reg't Maine Infantry, Record Group 94, National Archives, Washington:
Stephen B. Kenney, Rank: Hosp. Steward, 23 Reg't Maine Inf.
Age: 24 years
Appears on (non com-staff) Field and Staff Muster-In Roll of the organization named above. Roll dated Camp "A. Lincoln", Portland, Maine, Sept. 29, 1862
Joined for duty and enrolled
When: Sept. 10
Period: 9 mos
Remarks: Mustered Oct. 14/62
Name not borne in any rolls of F. & S. except M. J. & M. O. rolls

Stephen B. Kenney, Pvt., Co. F, 23 Reg't Maine Infantry appears on Company Muster Roll for Nov. & Dec. 1862
Remarks: Appointed Hospital steward but his name was not dropped from the roll of Co. F till Dec. 1st.
Only roll of B. F. in which name appears

S. B. Kenney, H. Steward, Co. F, 23 Reg't Maine Infantry appears on Returns as follows:
Nov. 1862. Oct. 31, Non-com. Staff *Error made by being reckoned with Co. Should have been dropped from Co. rolls

Stephen B. Kenney, Rank: Hosp. Steward, 23 Reg't Me Inf.
Appears on Field and Staff Muster-out Roll of the organization named above. Roll dated Portland, Me. July 15, 1863.
Muster-out to date: July 15, 1863
Last paid to: Apl. 30, 1863
Remarks: Amt for clothing in kind not drawn $5.35

MILITARY PENSION: Stephen B. Kenney pension file, General Index to Pension Files 1861-1934, Micropublication T-288, roll 258, Records of the Veterans Administration, Record Group 15; National Archives, Washington:
Declaration of Invalid Pension, State of No. Carolina, County of Bertie:
On this 30th day of May A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety two personally appeared before me Clerk of the Superior Court within and for the County and State aforesaid Stephen B. Kenney aged 54 years, a resident of the city of Windsor, county of Bertie, State of No. Carolina, who, being duly sworn, according to law declares that he is the idential Stephen B. Kenney, who was enrolled on the 18th day of April 1862 in 23 Maine Vols. apptd Hosp. Ste. same day, in the war of the Rebellion, and served at least ninety days, and was honorable discharged at Portland, Maine on July 1863. That he is partly unable to earn a support by reason of an injury to back, side, and chest the result of a railroad accident. That said disabilities are not due to his vicious habits, and are to the best of his knowledge and belief permanent. That he served subsequently as A. A. Surg. U. S. Navy Nov. 4/63 to Mch 15/66 from Feby 1868 to Jany 1869 as Ast. A. surg. U. S. Army and he has not performed any military or naval service other than set forth above. That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of June 27, 1890. He hereby appoints J. C. DePutron, Washington, D.C., his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim, and he hereby promises and agrees to pay his said attorney the sum of ten ($10) dollars for his services herein, which sum he authorizes and requests the Commissioner of Pensions to pay out of the pension which may be granted him under this application. That his post office address is Windsor, County of Bertie, State of No. Carolina.
Stephen B. Kenney

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D.C., Nov. 3, 1892
Sir: This Bureau will esteem it a favor if you will, at your earliest convenience, answer the questions enumerated below. This information is desired for statistical purposes and it may be of great value to your family in the future.
Very respectfully, Charles P. Lincoln, Acting Commissioner
1. Are you a married man, and if so, what is your wife's full name, and what was her maiden name? Rosa Edwin White
2. When and where were you married: Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia February 26, 1866
3. What record of marriage exists? Recorded in Portsmouth City Court House Clerks Office
4. If you had been previously married state the name of your former wife and the date of her death or divorce. (left blank)
5. If you have any children living state their names and dates of birth.
James Newell Kenney, Febry 12, 1868
Rosa Mary Kenney, January 26, 1870
Stephen White Kenney, Octo 7, 1874
Date of reply, November 14, 1892
Post office address: Windsor, Bertie Co., North Carolina
S. B. Kenney

Original Pension Claim No. 35685
Name: Stephen B. Kenney Rank: Actg. Asst. Surg.
Company______ Reg't: U. S. Navy Windsor, N.C.
Claimant's Address: Windsor, N.C. Febry 22, 1893
I hereby certify that in compliance with the requirements of the law I have carefully examined this applicant who states that he is suffering from the following disability, incurred in the service, viz: injury to back, side & chest
He makes the following statement upon which he bases his claim for orginal:
In April 1892 was injured by a wreck of logging train and am suffering from the effects of same now
Upon examination I find the following objective conditions: Pulse rate, 72; respiration, 17; temperature, normal; height, 5 feet, 6 1/2 inches; weight: 125 pounds; age, 55 years.
This claimant was injured in R. R. wreck in 1892. From injuries received he has chronic nephretis and suffers with dysuria according to his own opinion--but all the symptoms, in my mind, point to chronic cystitis. As I believe it to be a diseased condition of the bladder rather than the kidneys. The accident produced no external injury. I do not find any evidence that would indicate that there is a diseased condition of any organs of the chest.
Amendment: Specific gravity of urine 1.020 no albumen or sugar--passes about 3 pints in 24 hours. No enlargement of prostate gland. A constant and continuous desire to empty the bladder, attended with pain, passing a very small quantity at each effort. Cannot perform any manual labor. No indications of injury to side or chest. He is in my opinion entitled to 12/18 rating for the disability caused by chronic cystitis except as above, no disability of any kind exists. H. V. Dunstan

War Department, Surgeon General's Office, Washington, D. C.
Oct. 28, 1893
Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Revenue
There is no record at this office of the service of Dr. Stephen B. Kenney as Acting Assistant Surgeon U. S. Army in 1868-9.
Dr. Stephen B. Kenney was on duty as a Medical Officer in Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, the records of which are not on file at this office.
Dr. W. M. Stewbery, Surgeon General, U.S. Army

Record and Pension Office, War Department, Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions.
Stephen B. Kenney, Co. F, 23 Reg't Me. Inf. was enrolled Sept. 10, 1862 and MO with F. & S. July 15, 1863, to which transferred Oct. 14, 62
From Sept. 10, 1862 to July 15, 1863, he held the rank of Pvt. & Hosp. Steward and during that period the rolls show him present.
The medical records show that S. B. Kenney, Act. Asst. Surg., Bureau of Regugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, served under a contract made Feb. 14, 68 (date of contract also shown as Feb. 4, 68) and was discharged to date from Dec. 31, 68 on account of discontinance of Bureau. No record of disability or treatment found.

Navy Department, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington
April 18, 1894
Sir:
In reply to your communication of February 2, 1894, relative to the disability of Stephen B. Kenney. Rate: A.A. Surgeon, U.S. N., you are informed that the reports of this Bureau show that the Journals of the "Seneca" not on file after June 28, 1864. Journals others ships named afford no information in this case.
Very respectfully, J. R. Tryon, Surgeon General, U.S. Navy

No. 703-A.M.E. Endorsement, Navy Department; February 7, 1894
Subject: Pension Office: Service of S. B. Kenney, late Acting Asst. Surgeon
Respectfully referred to the Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
The records of this office show that S. B. Kenney was appointed an Acting Assistant Surgeon November 4, 1863, to take effect from October 30, 1863, and ordered to proceed to New York and report to Rear Admiral Paulding for duty on board the Receiving Ship "North Carolina". Detached from the "North Carolina" 10 November 1863, and ordered to Philadelphia, Pa. for duty on board the U.S.S. "Galena"; served thereon to Jan'y 23, 1864 when he was detached and ordered to report to Commo. Stribling, Navy Yard, Philadelphia, for a passage to the South Atlantic Block'd g. Squadron, and report to Rear Admiral Dahlgren for duty on the "Marblehead". Feb'y 4, 64 detached from the "Marblehead" and ordered to report at the Navy Yard, New York, for a passage to Charleston, S.C., and on arrival there report to Rear Admiral Dehlgren. He served on the U.S.S. "Fernandina" to April 18, 1865, then detached and placed on waiting orders. May 18, 1865 ordered to report to Capt. J. M. Berrien, Norfolk, Va. for duty on board the U.S. SL "Seneca"; served thereon to June 19, 1865. September 11, 1865 ordered to report to Capt. J. M. Barrien for temporary duty on the Receiving Ship "Constellation". Detached Jan'y 10, 1866 and granted a leave of absence until honorably discharged 15 March 1866.
By direction of the Secretary of the Navy:
Benj. Mison, Chief Clerk
Washington, D. C., Feb. 2, 1894
Respectfully returned to the Hon. Secretary of the Navy requesting names of all vessels and dates of service on each with a view to obtain claimants medical history. Please return through the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
No. 55685 Stephen B. Kenney

General Affidavit, State of North Carolina, County of Bertie
In the matter of the claim of Stephen B. Kenney, Orig. # 35685 O.W. and ? Div. On this 26 day of September A.D. 1895, personally appeared before me, a Clerk Superior Court in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, Stephen B. Kenney, aged 57 years, a resident of Windsor in the County of Bertie and State of North Carolina well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to foresaid case as follows: that he enlisted in the 23rd maine Reg't Vols. Sept. 10, 1862, was mustered out July 15th, 1863 with the Field and Staff as Hosp. Steward. That he entered the Naval Service at Portsmouth, N.H. Nov. 4th, 1863 as A. A. Surgeon. After a short time of service at the Phila Navy Yard was ordered to report to Rear Adml Dalhgren S.A. B. squadron serving on the U.S.S. Huron and U.S.S. Fernandina until Apr (abt 20th) 1865. Was ordered early in May 1865 to the U.S.S. Seneca Norfolk. She went out of commission and was ordered to the U.S.S. Constellation where he remained until honorably discharged March 15, 1866.
Febry 14th, 1868 was appointed an Act'g Asst. Surgeon U.S.A. and assigned to duty at Richmond, Va. Bureau R. F. & A. Lands was honorably discharged at Yorktown, Virginia Jan. 1st 1869.
His Post Office address is Windsor, Bertie Co., N.C.
S. B. Kenney

General Affidavit, State of North Carolina, County of Bertie
In the matter of the claim of Stephen B. Kenney, Orig. Inv. # 35685 U.S. Navy--on this 26th day of September A.D. 1895, personally appeared before me a Clerk Superior Court in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, Stephen B. Kenney, aged 57 years, a resident of Windsor, in the County of Bertie and State of North Carolina well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows: That on the 26th day April 1892 while employed by the Cashie and Roanoke R.R. and Lumber Company as a sealer of lumber and in charge of a loaded train, and riding in the cab of the engine. The engine left the track at an open switch and turned over an embankment into a ditch that he jumped and was thrown violently across the track. That his injuries confined him to his bed and home for a long time. And that they were in no ways caused by vicious habits on his past.
S. B. Kenney

**Pension file also includes affidavits of John Bunch, Hardy Ward & Thomas Miller, all of Windsor, Bertie Co., N.C. who declared that they were on the train when the accident occurred and was the injuries of Stephen B. Kenney.

Invalid Pension
Claimant: Stephen B. Kenney
P.O. Windsor, County: Bertie, State: N.C.
Rank: Acting Asst. Surgeon, U.S. Navy
Submitted for admission, Dec. 23, 1895
Approved for rejection in accordance with no medical action or record of notable disability under Act. June 27, 1890, on acc't of injury of back, side and chest. Hickox, Legal Reviewer, Jan. 6, 1896
Approved for rejection, no notable disability from alleged causes under Act of June 27, 1890. Shively, M. , Medical Referee, Jan. 3, 1896
Service Shown by Record
Enlisted: Sept. 10, 1862 honorably discharged July 15, 1863.
Appointed from Oct. 30, 1863 honorably discharged March 15, 1866.
Declaration filed June 2, 1894 alleges permanent disability, not due to vicious habits from injury to back, side and chest.

Invalid Pension: Claimant: Stephen B. Kenney
P.O.: Windsor, County: Bertie, State: N.C.
Rank: Act. Asst. Surgeon, U.S. Navy
Rate: $12 per month, commencing June 2, 1892
Disabled by disease of urinary organs
Submitted for admission, Feb. 3, 1896
Approved for injury of back, side, and chest, organ and sufficiency of above allegation to cover disease of urinary organs accepted by Hom. Comm'r see attached slip
Hickox, Legal Reviewer, Feby 4, 1896
Approved for disease of urinary organs. $12---
Reilly D. Genback, Medical Referee, Feb. 4, 1896

Washington, D. C., Jan. 10, 1908
Stephen B. Kenney, certificate # 23720, Invalid, Service: Navy
U. S. Pension Agent, Washington
Sir: You are hereby directed to drop from the roll the name of the above-described pensioner who died Dec. 25, 1907.
L. M. Kelley, Commissioner
Report: Commissioner of Pensions:
Sir: The name of the above-described pensioner, who was last paid at $12 per month to 4 Dec. 1907, has this day been dropped from the roll of this agency.
Jno. R. King, U. S. Pension Agent
Jan. 11, 1908

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D.C.
January 15, 1898
Certificate No. 23720 Name: Stephen B. Kenney
Sir: In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below.
Very respectfully, M. Say Evans, Commissioner
First: Are you married? If so, please state your wife's full name and her maiden name: Rose E. Kenney---Rose E. White
Second: When, where, and by whom were you married?: By Rev. J. R. Wheeler, Portsmouth, Va., Feb. 26, 1866
Third: What record of marriage exists?: Certificate, record in City Court Witness by Director J. A. Smith
Fourth: Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce: no
Fifth: Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth: J. W. Kenney, Feb. 12, 1868, Rose Mary, Jan. 25, 1870, Stephen W., Nov. 7, 1875
Date of reply: 4 June 1898 Stephen B. Kenney

Declaration for Widow's Pension
State of North Carolina, County of Bertie
On this 18 day of January A.D. one thousand nine hundred and eight personally appeared before me, a Clerk Superior Court within and for the county and State aforesaid, Rose E. W. Kenney, aged 70 years, a resident of Windsor, County of Bertie, State of North Carolina, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain pension under the provisions of the act of Congress approved June 27, 1890, as amended by the act of May 9, 1900.
That she is the widow of Stephen B. Kenney, who was an acting assistant surgeon under the name of Stephen B. Kenney in the United States Navy having enlisted on 4th day of Nov. 1863 and who was honorably discharged Mar. 15, 1866, having served ninety days or more during the late war of the rebellion. That the soldier was in the military or naval service of the United States as stated above. Also, Nov. 21, 1862 was appointed Hospital Steward of the 23rd Reg't of Maine Inf. & to later such rank from Sept. 8, 1862.
That she was married under the name of Rose E. White to said soldier at Portsmouth, Va. on the 26 day of February 1866, by Rev. Jas. R. Wheeler, ME. Church, that there was no legal barrier to the marriage; that she had not been previously married; that the soldier had not been previously married.
That the said soldier died Dec. 25, 1907 at Windsor, N.C. that she was not divorced from him; that she has not remarried since his death; and that she is without other means of support than her daily labor and an actual net income not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars per year.
That the said soldier left the following named chidren who are now living and under sixteen years of age, to wit: none under 16 years of age
That she has not heretofore applied for pension.
That her post-office address is Windsor, County of Bertie, State of North Carolina. Rose E. W. Kenney
Attest: Mary L. S. Jones Francis D. Winston
Also personally appeared Mary L. S. Jones residing at Portsmouth, Va. and Francis D. Winston residing at Windsor, N.C., persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, say they were present and saw Rose E. W. Kenney, the claimant, sign her name to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her of 33 years and 21 years respectively, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Mary L. S. Jones Francis D. Winston
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18th day of January A.D. 1908

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D.C.
Army and Navy Division, No. 26,583
In the matter of Rose E. W. Kenney, widow of Stephen B. Kenney, Ast. Surgeon U.S. Navy, Act June 27th, 1890
Rose E. W. Kenney maketh oath:--
First: That she first became acquainted with the late Stephen Bartlett Kenney in the City of Portsmouth, Va., in the year 1865; that at that time she was a single woman and had never been married; that she and the deceased were married by Rev. Joseph R. Wheeler a duly ordained Minister of the Northern Methodist Church in the City of Portsmouth on the 26th day of February 1866, and that she has never been married to any other man; that from the moment of her married to deceased until his death on December 25th, 1907, she and deceased lived together; that Stephen Bartlett Kenney her husband at the time of his death did not own any real estate and owned but a small personal estate consisting of house hold and kitchen furniture of less than two hundred dollars in value; that she has not disposed of any real estate or other property since Jan. 22nd, 1908; that she has not owned any real estate within twenty years, and has not owned any personal estate except her clothing and other wearing apparel, all worth less than one hundred dollars for many years; and that she never owned and does not own any stocks, bonds or investments of any kind, and she does not have any interest insuch and that she has no source of income at all and has had none since Jan. 22nd, 1908, and that no person is legally bound for her support; that she is now living with her son-in-law Francis D. Winston who since the death of her husband has given her a home; that he is under no legal obligation to do so; that the life of her husband Stephen Bartlett Kenney was not insured for any amount.
Rose E. W. Kenney

**Affidavit of Solomon Cherry, Register of Deeds of Bertie Co., N.C. stating he knew Stephen Bartlett Kenney 15 years and he owned no real estate.

**Affidavit of J. B. Stokes, Sheriff of Bertie Co., N.C. stating he knew Stephen Bartlett Kenney and his wife for 15 years and they owned no real estate. That prior to his death on December 25, 1907, the couple lived with their son. That since S. B. Kenney's death, his widow has lived with her son-in-law, Francis D. Winston.

**Affidavit of Charles J. Sawyer, licensed physician at Windsor, Bertie Co., N.C. states he has known Dr. Stephen Bartlett Kenney and his wife for a number of years and they lived together as husband and wife. That Stephen Bartlett Kenney died at his home in Windsor, N.C. on 25th December 1907 and buried in St. Thomas Episcopal Church yard on December 26, 1907. That there is no public record of the death in North Carolina and no report required by the authorities of Windsor, and no public record exists.

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D. C.
Army & Navy Division, No. 26, 583
In the matter of Rose E. W. Kenney, widow of Stephen B. Kenney Ast. Surgeon U.S. Navy
Act June 27th 1890
Mary L. S. Jones maketh oath:--That she is of the age of fifty years and resides in Portsmouth, Va.; that about the year 1877, she moved to said City to live with her father then emploed in the Norfolk Navy Yard; that she then became acquainted with Dr. Stephen Bartlett Kenney and his wife Rose E. W. Kenney; that they were then living together as man and wife in the City of Portsmouth where they continued to live for many years and until about the year 1887, when they moved to Windsor, North Carolina where they have since resided until the death of Dr. Stephen Bartlett Kenney on December 25th, 1907; that since their removal to North Carolina and up to the date of his death Dr. Stephen Bartlett Kenney and his wife Rose E. W. Kenney lived together as man and wife and that from her first acquaintance with them in 1877, to the date of his death December 25th 1907, Rose E. W. Kenney lived with Dr. Stephen Bartlett Kenney; that she was not present at the marriage of said persons but she has often heard it discussed in the family and that since the removal of said parties to North Carolina affiant has frequently visited them at their home in Bertie County, N.C., and that affiant has no interest in this application for pension by claimant and she makes this affidavit in North Carolina for the reason that she is now on a visit to the daughter of Rose E. W. Kenney with whom she now lives since her husbands death.
Mary L. S. Jones, affiant

Marriage License, Virginia, City of Portsmouth to wit: To any person licensed to celebrate marriages: You are hereby authorized to join together in the Holy State of Matrimony, according to the rites and ceremonies of your Church, or religious denomination, and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Dr. S. Bartlett Kenney and Miss Rosa E. White. Given under my hand, as Clerk of the City Court of the said City this 26 day of February 1866.
Dempsey Nash, Clerk
Time of Marriage: February 26th, 1866
Place of Marriage: Portsmouth, Va.
Names of Parties Married: S. Bartlett Kenney & Rosa E. White
Age of Husband: 27 years Age of Wife: 27 years
Condition of Husband: widowed Condition of Wife: single
Place of Husband's Birth: Bethel, Maine
Place of Wife's Birth: Portsmouth, Va.
Place of Husband's Residence: U.S. Navy
Place of Wife's Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Names of Husband's Parents: Stephen & Sophia Kenney
Names of Wife's Parents: Edwin & Mary A. White
Occupation of Husband: Surgeon U.S. Navy
Given under my hand this 26 day of February 1866
Dempsey Nash, Clerk
Certificate of Time and Place of Marriage
I certify that on the 26th day of February 1866 at Portsmouth, Va., under authority of the above license, I united in Marriage the persons named and described therein. Joseph R. Wheeler

State of Maine, County of Cumberland, City of Portland:Record of Marriage
Date of Marriage: October 4, 1862
Names: Stephen B. Kenney of Dixfield, Me. and E. Josephine Favor of Portland
Name and Official Station of Person by whom married: Rev. E. C. Bolles
I hereby certify, that the above is a true copy of the record with the exception of the date and figures, which are expressed in the record in fair legible date and figures, as follows: Oct. 4, 1862
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto affixed my signature, and the seal of the City of Portland, this 24th day of February, A.D. 1908.
A. L. T. Cummings, Clerk of the City of Portland

State of Maine, Cumberland, Clerk's Office, Supreme Judicial Court
Portland, March 5th, A.D. 1908
I, Llewellyn Barton, Clerk of all the Judicial Courts in said County, hereby certify that by the consideration of the Justices of our Supreme Judicial Court, holden at Portland, aforesaid, on the second Tuesday, of January A.D. 1866, on the twenty-eighth day of the term, being the sixteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-six.
A divorce from the Bonds of Matrimony was duly decreed between Josephine E. Kenney of Portland, County of Cumberland and Stephen B. Kenney of residence unknown as will more fully appear by the record of the proceeding as set forth at large in this office; and all persons are required to govern themselves accordingly.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the Seal of said Supreme Judicial Court, the day and year first above written.
Llewellyn Barton, Clerk

**Affidavit of Georgia A. Browmley of Portsmouth, Va. that she has known Rose E. W. Kenney since childhood and that she was not married prior to her marriage to Dr. Stephen Bartlett Kenney in the City of Portsmouth in 1866, and that they have been married since that time.

**Affidavit of M. J. Mathews of Portsmouth, Va. that he has known Rose E. W. Kenney since childhood and that she was not married prior to her marriage to Dr. Stephen Bartlett Kenney in Portsmouth in 1866. That he waited on her at her marriage which was performed by Rev. Joseph R. Wheeler, a Methodist minister.

Widow's Pension
Claimant: Rose E. W. Kenney
P.O.: Windsor, Bertie Co., North Carolina
Soldier: Stephen B. Kenney Rank: Acting Assistant Surgeon U.S. Navy
Submitted for Adm. Mch. 19, 1908, John R. Weathers, Examiner
Approved for admission under Act. of June 27, 1890 as amended by Act of May 9, 1900
Mch. 21, 1908 E. E. Alger, Reviewer
Mch. 23, 1908 H.S.M. Candlish, Reviewer
The soldier was pensioned at $12 per month under Act. of June 27, 1890
Enlisted: Sept 10/62 Dis July 15, 1863
Appointed from Oct. 30, 1863 and honorably disch'd Mch. 15, 1866
Died: December 25, 1907
Declaration filed January 22, 1908
Soldier's app'n filed June 2, 1892
Clt's app'n under other laws: none
Former marriage of sailor: set, none
Divorce of former wife: Feby 16, 1866
Clt's marriage to soldier: Feby 26, 1866 no divorce
Cl't not remarried
Hon. Claude Kitchin, M.C.

Navy, Act of June 27, 1890 United States of America, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions: It is hereby certified that in conformity with the laws of the United States, Rose E. W. Kenney, widow of Stephen B. Kenney who was an Acting Assistant Surgeon, United States Navy is entitled to a pension under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890, at the rate of eight dollars per month to commence on the twenty-second day of January 1908 and to continue during her widowhood.
Given at the Department of the Interior this twenty-fourth day of March one thousand nine hundred and eight and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty-second.
James Rudolph Garfield, Secretary of the Interior

Application for Reimbursement, State of North Carolina, County of Bertie
On this 17th day of Feby, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and sixteen personally appeared before me, a Clerk Sup. Court within and her the county and state aforesaid, Francis D. Winston, aged 58 years, a resident of Windsor, County of Bertie, State of North Carolina, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain reimbursement from the accured pension for expenses paid in the last sickness and burial of Rose E. W. Kenney, who was a pensioner of the United States by certificate no. 19156, on account of the service of Stephen B. Kenney in Acting Assistant Surgeon U. S. Navy. That pension was last paid to June 4th, 1915.
That the answers to questions propounded below are full, complete, and truthful to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief, and that no evidence necessary to a proper adjustment of all claims the accrued pension is suppressed or withheld:
1. What was the full name of the deceased pensioner: Rose E. W. Kenney
2. In what capacity was decedent pensioned: Widow of Stephen B. Kenney Acting Asst. Surgeon U.S. Navy
3. If decedent was pensioned as an invalid soldier or sailor: (left blank)
4. Did pensioner leave a child under 16 years of age: no
5. Is any such child still living: no
6. Were any sick or death benefits paid on pensioner's account? none
7. Was there insurance in force on life of pensioner at time of death: no
8. If so, give the name of each company in which a policy was carried and the amount in which each policy was written: none
9. Who wa the beneficiary named in each policy: none
10. What was the relation of each beneficiary to the pensioner: none
11. Were the premiums paid by the deceased pensioner: none
12. If not paid by the deceased pensioner, state the amount of premiums paid by each person who made payment on that account: none
13. Is there an executor or administrator, or will application be made for appointment of any person as administrator: no
14. Did the deceased pensioner leave any money, real estate, or personal property: no
15. If so, state the character and value of all such property: none
16. What was the assessed value of the real estate: none
17. How was the pensioner's property disposed of: none
18. Did pensioner leave an unindorsed pension check: yes, in post office at death
19. What wa your relation to the deceased pensioner: son-in-law
20. Are you married: yes
21. What was the cause of the pensioner's death: old age and general debility
22. When did the pensioner's last sickness begin: March 1915
23. From what date did the pensioner become so ill as to require the regular and daily attendance of another person constantly until death: March 1915
24. Give the name and post office address of each physician who attended the pensioner during last sickness:
Dr. Leslie B. Evans, Windsor, N.C.
Dr. Charles J. Sawyer, Windsor, N.C.
25. State the names of the persons by whom the pensioner was nursed during the last sickness:
Miss Josephine Curran, trained nurse, Norfolk, Va.
26. Where did the pensioner live during last sickness: with affiant, Windsor, N.C.
27. Where did the pensioner die: at home of affiant Windsor, N.C.
28: When did the pensioner die: Sept. 5, 1915
29. Where was the pensioner buried: Episcopal Church yard, Windsor, N.C.
30. Has there been paid, or will application be made for payment to you or any other person, any part of the expenses of the pensioner's last sickness and burial by any State, County, or municipal corporation: yes
31. State below the expenses of the pensioner's last sickness and burial. Write the word none where no charge is made in case of any item of expense noted.
Sawyer & Evans, Physician, paid $125.00
Miss Josephine Curran, nursing and care, paid $75.00
G. D. Mizell, undertaker, paid $65.00
Total: $265.00
32. Is the above a complete list of all the expenses of the the last sickness and burial of the deceased pensioner: yes
That my post-office address is No. 1 & 3, on Winston Bldg. Main Street, town or city of Windsor, County of Bertie, State of North Carolina.
Francis D. Winston
Also appeared Stephen W. Kenney and Sue W. Kenney, who, being duly sworn, say that they saw Francis D. Winston, the claimant, sign his name to this application; that they know the claimant herein and that their answers to the following questions are true:
1. Did pensioner leave a widow or a minor child under age of sixteen years surviving: no
2. When did the pensioner die: Sept. 5th, 1915
3. Did pensioner leave any property: no
4. We knew pensioner over 10 years. We believe above statements to be true because we are the son and daughter-in-law of deceant, lived next door to her and were intimate with her.
Name: Sue S. Kenney Address: Windsor, N.C.
Name: S. W. Kenney Address: Windsor, N.C.
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 29th day of February A.D. 1916; and I certify that the contents of the foregoing application were fully made known and explained to the claimant and witnesses before swearing, that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim, and I further certify that the reputation for credibility of the witnesses whose signatures appear above is good.
Statement of Attending Physicians
Give date of the pensioner's death: Sept. 5th 1915
Give date of commencement of pensioner's last sickness: March 3rd 1915
From what date did the pensioner require the regular and daily attendance of another person constantly until death: from March 3rd 1915
During what period did you attend the pensioner: from Mch 3rd til Sept 5th 1915
State nature of disease from which pensioner died: Maroamsis (hard to read), general debility and cystitis
Give name of each person who rendered service as nurse, and who had made or will make a charge for such service:
Miss Josephine Curran, Norfolk, Va.
Miss Nettie Hume, Warrenton, Va.
Lucy Stone, Windsor, N.C.
Give name of any other physician who attended the pensioner in last sickness: Dr. C. J. Sawyer
Does your bill include a charge for all medicine furnished the pensioner during last sickness: yes
Has your bill been paid; if so, by whom: yes, by Judge F. D. Winston
I certify that the foregoing statement is correct.
Feb. 24th, 1916 L. B. Evans, M.D.
Feb. 24th, 1916 Chas. J. Sawyer

The pension accruing from date of last payment to date of pensioner's death in this case is ________ and no greater sum is available for reimbursement. Reimbursement
I hereby certify that I hold Francis D. Winston responsible for the payment of any portion of the accrued pension to which I may be entitled for services rendered, supplies furnished, or money expended during the last sickness and burial of Rose E. W. Kenney late a pensioner by certificate number 19156. Wid. Civil War Navy
Witness: Miss Margaret Manning Nettie S. Hume
Lucy (X her mark) Stone

Paid @ $12 to 4 June 1915
To the Chief, Finance Division:
You are hereby notified that check # 8575630 for $36 dated Sept. 4, 1915, in favor of Rose E. W. Kenney, post office: Windsor, N.C., certificate # 19156, Apr Navy Section 9, has been returned to this office by the Postmaster with the information that the pensioner died Sept. 4, 1915 and said check has this day been canceled.
Very respectfully, Guy O. Taylor, Disbursing Clerk

Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Navy
Oct. 9, 191__
Certificate No. 19156 Class: Act of April 19, 1908, Navy
Pensioner: Rose E. W. Kenney Soldier: Stephen B. Kenney
Service: Acting Asst. Surg.
The Commissioner of Pensions.
Sir: I have the honor to report that the name of the above-described pensioner who was last paid at $12, to June 4, 1915 has this day been dropped from the roll because of death Sept. 4, 1915






Research Notes: He was married in 1860 Census.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Miltary Service: stationed aboard the "Galena." 219 Page 49--On October 19, Harper's Weekly published a picture of the still-unnamed Galena, then building in Mystic, Connecticut.
Ericsson incorporated many novel features in his new creation wile the other two Union ironclads, Galena and New Ironsides, were conventional wooden ships with armor attached. Galena had an iron-roofed gun deck, but her sides were protected by iron bars and plates--a system that proved to be inadequate in battle.

Page 90--the Union Navy Tries to Take Richmond
As soon as the Virginia was out of the way, the long-restrained Monitor was ordered to accompany a small fleet that was to run up the James River to Richmond and "shell the place into a surrender." Union intelligence knew that obstructions had been placed in the river to prevent such an attempt, but it was hopefully believed that a passageway could be cleared. The naval opertion was to be coordinated with MCClellan's drive up the Peninsula.
The fleet set out, preceded by the armored Galena, and in command of John Rodgers, who had organized the first Union attempts to create a navy on Western waters. The ships met with no serious opposition until they were about eight miles below Richmond, where further progress was barred by the obstructions which were more elaborate than the Union commander had been led to believe. The Confederates had sunk ships, barges, huge crates of stones, and scrap iron between rows of pilings driven into the riverbed. Nor could the Federal Navy leisurely go to work to open a way through this barrier, for the heights along the shore were strongly fortified.
The Confederate battery at Drewry's Bluff--called Fort Darling in Union dispatches--had heavy guns from Jamestown. To these, several naval guns had recently been added. The fort was a formidable one, 200 feet above the water--so high that it was hard to elevate a ship's gun to reach it, although the cannon in the fort were mounted so they could fire down at the river. Some of the men manning the battery had come there from the Virginia or her escorting ships. Now they were facing their old enemy, the Monitor again, but this time they were in a much better position than they have been before.
At 7:30 a.m. on May 15, the Monitor, the Galena, the Naugatuck (also called the "Stevens Battery"), an armored vessel carrying one powerful long-distance gun, and two wooden ships came in sight of the fort. The Galena boldly ran up to inspect the obstructions, anchored, and began firing up at the battery. The men on the Monitor quickly discovered that at such close range they could not elevate their guns through the turret's small ports to reach the fort on the bluff. They had to drop farther down the river, where the flatter angle of fire enabled them to aim their shots higher.
The hill battery wasted only three shots on the Monitor's thick armor and concentrated on the more thinly plated Galena. The heavy shells, plunging down, broke through the iron covering and exploded inside the ship, splintering iron and wood into lethal fragments that killed 14 men and wounded ten others. It was the first test by battle of the ironclad that had been ordered by the Union Navy at the same time as the Monitor. As the Galena's commander, John Rodgers, said in quiet understatement: "We demonstrated that she is not shot proof."
The Naugatuck fared no better. She was not only exposed to shellfire; her single gun, one of the 100-pounder rifled Parrotts that were to give trouble, blew up, hurling part of its massive breech into the river.
Only the seemingly invulnerable Monitor escaped punishment. The two wooden gunboats, even though farther away, were hit several times by accurately aimed shots. After nearly four hours, the thoroughly riddled Galena (hit 28 times and perforated 18 times) was running out of ammunition. The five ships started down the river, plagued along the way be Minie balls fired from concealed rifle pits on the shores. When the Galena was examined later, she was found to be so badly shot up that her cracked armor had to be removed, and she became an ordinary wooden gunboat.
Thus ended the attempt to take Richmond by naval power. No Union ship was to get through to that stubbornly defended city untiol the very last days of the war.

2. Alt. Birth: 10 Aug 1837. Per gravestone.

3. Marriage Banns: 4 Oct 1862, Portland, Cumberland Co., Maine. 220

4. Military Service: Hospital Steward, Co. F, 23 Reg't Maine Infantry, 10 Sep 1862, Porland, Maine. 221

5. Military Service: as a Hospital Steward, 1863. 215,222,223 23rd Regiment, Maine Infantry (9 months, 1862-63)
Organized at Portland and mustered in for nine months service, September 29, 1862
Left state for Washington, D.C., October 18.
Attached to Grover's Brigade, Defences of Washington, to February 1863.
Jewitt's Bridage, 22nd corps to June 1863.
Slough's Bridage, Defences of Alexandria, 22nd Corps. to July 1863.
Service: Campt at East Capital Hill till October 25, 1862. Moved to Seneca, Md., October 25, and guard duty along the Potomac River til April 19, 1863. Stationed at Edwards Ferry, December 1862 to April 1863. Moved to Poolesville, April 19, thence to Washington, May 5, and to Alexandria, May 24. Moved to Poolesville, Md., June 17, thence to Harper's Ferry, W. Va. Mustered out July 15, 1863, expiration of term. Regiment lost during service 56 enlisted men by disease.

6. Military Service: as Acting Assistant Surgeon, U.S.N., 4 Nov 1863, Portsmouth, Virginia. 224 Stephen B. Kenney
Acting Assistant Surgeon, 4 November 1863
Honorably discharged: 15 March 1866

7. Divorce Filing: 16 Feb 1866, Porland, Cumberland Co., Maine. 225

8. Marriage Banns: 26 Feb 1866, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 226

9. Military Discharge: (Honorably) U.S.N., 15 Mar 1866. 227 Stephen B. Kenney
Acting Assistant Surgeon, 4 November 1863
Honorably Discharged: 15 March 1866

10. Alt. Marriage: He was a widower when he married Rose White, 1866. 213

11. Mentioned: treated patients who ate deadly toadstools, 5 Aug 1867, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 228 McCance family, mother, two grown daughters and two children narrowly missed death from eating toadstools with their mushrooms. Drs. C. R. McAlpine & S. B. Kenney applied "the usual emetics" Crawford St. near Navy Yard gate.

12. Occupation: druggist, 18 Oct 1867, Portsmouth, Virginia. 229 Journal--October 18, 1867
Store at 4th and Henry, occupied by Kenney and Mercer, druggists, purchased by Wm. Taylor for $1,460.00

13. Occupation: chief clerk, Bureau of Engineering in Norfolk Naval Shipyard., 14 Jan 1868, Portsmouth, Virginia. 230 The JOURNAL of 14 January 1868 mentions the name of his wife, Rosa E., and the death of their son. The same paper, 29 Sept 1869 states he had been appointed chief clerk, Bureau of Engineering in the Navy Yard. Only "radical politicians" received such coveted appointments at this time and it is believed he was probably in this catagory and not a permanent resident of Portsmouth.

14. Occupation 1: Appointed chief clerk, Bureau of Engineering in Norfolk Naval Shipyard., 14 Jan 1868, Portsmouth, Virginia. 231

15. Occupation 2: Appointed an examining surgeon of the Pension Bureau., 10 Sep 1869, Portsmouth, Virginia. 232 Journal--September 10, 1869--Dr. S. B. Kenney of this city has been appointed an examing surgeon of the Pension Bureau

16. Occupation 3: Appointed chief clerk Bureau of Engineers at the navy yard at a salary of $1, 200., 29 Sep 1869, Portsmouth, Virginia. 232 Journal--September 29, 1869--Dr. S. B. Kenney appointed chief clerk Bureau of Engineers at the Navy Yard at a salary of $1,200

17. Occupation 4: Muster clerk of yards and docks, Navy Yard, 20 Nov 1869, Portsmouth, Virginia. 233 Journal. Nov. 20, 1869 . Appointments in the navy yard - many listed below had been serving for some time, their appointments just being confirmed by the military authorities: .... Muster clerk of yards and docks - Dr. S. B. Kenney.

18. Census: U.S., 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 210 Margaret Manning, age 10, female, white, orphan, born in Va., cannot read or write, idotic
Alexander W. Cassell, age 46, male, white, occupation: sailmaker U.S.N., value of real estate: 2,000, value of personal property: 3,000, born in D.C., father foreign born, eligible to vote
Mary H. Cassell, age 34, female, white, boarding, born in Va.
Edwin W. Cassell, age 10, male, white, at school, born in Va.
Stephen B. Kenney, age 31, male, white, occupation: muster clerk Navy Yard, value of personal property: 1,500, born in Maine, eligible to vote
Rosa E. Kenney, age 33, female, white, born in Va.
James W. Kenney, age 2, male, white, born in Va., month of Jan.
Rosa N. Kenney, age 4 months, female, white, born in Va.

19. Occupation: muster clerk at Navy Yard, 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 210

20. Residence: 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 210

21. Election: Vice president of The Grant Club, 7 Jun 1872, Portsmouth, Virginia. 234 Journal. June 7- THE GRANT CLUB REDIVIUS. - The Radical association known as the Grant Club, so hated by the Thomasites, was dissolved by the edict of Peanut Platt preceding the election, for the alle ged reason that it formented distraction in the Republican ranks, and threatened defeat to the party in the municipal contest, has been thoroughly revived ... Vice-pres. - Dr. S. B. Kenney; .... It i s a terrible thorn in the side of the Thomasites, and will give them more uneasiness than convention could probably do.

22. Arrested: charged with negligence, 1873, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 235 1873--S. B. Kenny Negligence
nolle pros Box 2, file 210


*Nolle pros--a formal entry upon the record, by the plaintiff in a civil suit, or, more commonly, by the prosecuting attorney in a criminal action, by which he declares that he "will no further prosecute" the case, either as to some of the defendants, or altogether. The voluntary withdrawal by the prosecuting attorney of present proceedings on a criminal charge. (Henry Campbell Black, M.A., Black's Law Dictionary (St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Co., 1990), p. 1048)

23. Census: U.S., 1 & 2 June 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 211 S. B. Kenney, white, male, age 44, married, occupation: clerk in store, born in Maine, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine
Rosa Kenney, white, famale, age 41, wife, married, occupation: house keeping, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Stephen Kenney, white, male, age 5, son, single, at school, born in Va., father born in Maine, mother born in Maine
James N. Kenney, white, male, age 12, son, single, at school, born in Va., father born in Maine, mother born in Va.
Rosa M. Kenney, white, female, age 10, daughter, single, at school, born in Va., father born in Maine, mother born in Va.
Stephen Kenney, white, male, age 76, son, married, occupation: ship master, born in Maine, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine
Sophia C. Kenney, white, female, age 69, wife, married, occupation: keeping house, born in Maine, father born in Maine, mother born in Maine
Job Manning, white, male, age 31, boarder, single, occupation: laborer, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Sophronia Manning, white, female, age 29, boarder, single, occupation: seamtress, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Martha McMahan, mulatto, female, age 16, married, occupation: servant, insane, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.

24. Occupation: clerk in store, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 217

25. Residence: 56 Second Street, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 217

26. Occupation: surgeon in the U.S. Navy Yard, 1882, Portsmouth, Virginia. 200

27. Residence: 418 Second Street, Between 1883 and 1884, Portsmouth, Virginia. 201

28. Occupation: a physician, Between 1883 and 1884, Portsmouth, Virginia.

29. Residence 2: Moved to, Sep 1886, Windsor, Bertie County, North Carolina. 218

30. Residence: 1907, Windsor, Bertie County, North Carolina. 236 Personals--Dr. and Mrs. S. B. Kenny of Windsor, N.C., formerly of this city, are visiting Mrs. Kenny's brother, M. J. Mathews of 1512 Prentis Avenue.

31. Obituary: 2 Jan 1908, Windsor, Bertie County, North Carolina. Obituary of Stephen Bartlett Kenney,from The Windsor Ledger, Volume 20, Windsor, N. C., Thursday January 2, 1908, Page 1. Copy from Department of Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina, Raleigh 27601-2807. Abstracted by Lynn Hopewell, February 23, 2001.

STEPHEN BARTLETT KENNEY DIES CHRISTMAS DAY. Stephen Bartlett Kenney was born in Bethel, Maine. August 10th, 1838. His father was Captain Stephen Kenney who for many years was master of several of the great trading vessels that plied between the great commercial ports of the world. His mother was Sophia Bartlett, a descendant of Josiah Bartlett who signed the Declaration of Independence.
He was a student of both Bowdoin and Dartmouth Colleges, graduating in medicine from the latter institution in 1861.

At the breaking out of the war he enlisted in the 23rd Maine Regiment and was hospital steward. After a few months of service he was transferred to the Navy and was commissioned Assistant Surgeon. At various times he was on board the best American ships.

At the close of the war he located at Portsmouth, Va., where he married Feb. 26, 1866, Miss Rose E. White. Mrs. Kenney's relatives in North Carolina are the Penders, Bridger's and Mercers of Edgecombe County. Gen'l. W. D, Pender was her mother's cousin.

In 1867 Dr. Kenney was appointed an Examining Surgeon for the National Soldiers Home at Hampton. Va., and later he was appointed by President Grant to an important civil position in the Norfolk Navy Yard where he continued in office until 1886. In September 1886, he came to Bertie County in the employment of Reeves, Oatman & co., and continued with that concern a number of years.

He was a well known man in Bertie Co. His genial disposition, his gentlemanly manners; his keen intellect, his friendship made him very popular with all our people. He loved the people of Bertie co. He was warmly attached to the people of the South. He was just to them. He recognized the great burdens they bore and he sympathized with them. Dr. Kenney had traveled in most of the countries of the old world and was an interesting talker.

He leaves a wife and a daughter, Mrs. Francis D. Winston and a son Stephen W. Kenney, Editor of the Windsor Ledger, a son James N. Kenney died three years ago. He was a most devoted husband and father.

For a year past age an sickness have weakened him, and those near him felt that the end was drawing near. A week of pain brought no murmur. "It is best he repeated quite frequently. Concern for loved ones to be left was constantly uppermost in his mind. The day before he died, he turned to me and said: "Judge, there are no better people than those in Windsor. They have been kind to me and mine. I hope God will bless them all."

The end came on Christmas Day; some months ago Dr. Kenney was confirmed in the Episcopal church by R. Rev. Robert Strange, D. D. Bishop of East Carolina. On Thursday of last week he was buried in the Episcopal church yard. Rev. J.B. Gibble rector of St. Thomas Church reading the burial service.

He was buried as he wished to be. He loved the flag of his country; not as the emblem of a conqueror, but as the emblem of a great world power. He had spent the first years of his life in the service of his country. He wished to buried as a soldier. The casket containing his body was enveloped in a brigade flag and placed on an open vehicle. His military escort and pall-bearers were - Capt. W.M. Sutton, Lieut. R. W. Askew, and seamen P.R. Gillam, Paul Best; W. L. Turbynl, Arthur Morris, Eugene Sessoms, A. K. Davis. At his request, expressed in writing, the following gentlemen were named as honorary pall?bearers; W, L. Lyon, T. Gillam,
J. B, Stokes. T. C. Bond, Sol Cherry and Capt. E. R. Outlaw.

A large crown of our people attended the funeral, Beautiful flowers attested the love and respect of relatives and. Friends. The beautiful ritual was read, the flag was placed at his grave, and underneath a floral emblem -a star The benediction was said. The sun went down behind the hills. Henry W. Lyon, Bugler, sounded "Taps" and slowly the people turned away, Many sympathizing friends had called at the home and again came forward around the closed grave and gave the bereaved the strong support of their sympathy.

Many handsome flowers were sent by friends here and from a distance and telegrams brought loving messages from distant friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Matthews, Miss Mary S. Manning and Mrs. F. P. Errade of Portsmouth, relatives of Mrs. Kenney reached here Thursday night. Dr. Kenny's only near relative, a sister, Mrs. E. O. Drew, of Middleboro, Mass. He has a host of cousins and remote kin living in Maine.

I have known Dr. Kenney more than twenty one years. I have never known him to do an unworthy act. I never heard him disparage others. The people of this community were his friends and he had an abiding faith in their future development. We shall miss his hearty greeting, his comradeship, his genial narratives, his warm friendship, his strong love. F. D. W. [Francis Donell Winston, his son-in-law.]

14. Sarah White [454] 22,46,47 was born in 1780,22 was christened on 5 Mar 1780 in St Andrew-Norwich, Norfolk, England,22 died on 15 Aug 1817 in Gosport, Norfolk County, Virginia 22,46,47 at age 37, and was buried in Aug 1817 in Trinity Church, Portsmouth, Virginia.46,47

Burial Notes: Sacred to the memory of Sarah, the beloved wife of John Dickson, who departed this life Aug. 15th AD 1817, in the 36th year of her age.
Also, their sons William Henry and John Predein (Dickson)

Noted events in her life were:

1. Tombstone: 1817, Portsmouth, Virginia. 46,237 Obelisk**broken w/2 sides unreadable

Sacred to the Memory of Sarah
The Beloved Wife of John Dickson
Who Departed This Life August 15th 1817
In the 36th Year of Her Life
Also, Their Sons William Henry & John Frederic

2. Tombstone: Trinity cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia. 47,68 Secred to the memory of Sarah, the beloved wife of John Dickson, who departed this life Aug. 15th 1817, in the 36th year of her age.
also, their sons William Henry and John Predein (Dickson)

Sarah married Capt. John Dickson [430] 7,22 [MRIN: 199], son of Henry Dickson [431] and Hannah Longstaff [432]. John was born in 1779 in Gosport, Norfolk County, Virginia,7,22 died on 21 Jun 1826 in Gosport, Norfolk County, Virginia 21,60 at age 47, and was buried on 22 Jun 1826 in Portsmouth, Virginia.7,22 Other names for John were Capt. Jack Dickson, and61 John Dickson.62

Death Notes: Norfolk and Portsmouth herald (Norfolk, Va. : 1815) Died- In Gosport on Wednesday, Capt. John Dickson, formerly a shipmaster. (p. 3, c. 1) Friday, June 23, 1826. Henley Papers

General Notes:

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: owned a restaurant outside Shipyard gate, Gosport, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 63 John may also be the Captain Jack Dickson whom Foreman tells us operated a restaurant just outside the Shipyard gate in Gosport.

2. Residence: Gosport, Gosport, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 64 Foreman Recollections--Old Homes of Gosport
The corner next to the navy yard was owned by Capt. Jack Dickson and kept as a restaurant.......
On the street leading west by the navy yard Capt. Jack Dickson built several houses and resided in the corner where A. Cassell now resides. They were nice people. Have several daughters. One married Robert Barclay; one Sol Barclay; one Lewis Boutwell; one Caleb Herbert, and one married Prof. Pendleton of the navy. There was one sone; went away and I do not know what became of him.

3. Military Service: War of 1812, 20 Aug 1814, Norfolk, Virginia. 65,66 John Dickson, private
Detachment of Cav. (1813-1814), Virginia Militia (War of 1812)
John Dickson, Pvt.
Capt. Thomas mcCandlish's Norfolk Volunteer Troop of Cavalry Virginia Militia, attached to command of Capt. William Bolling.
War of 1812 appears on Company Muster Roll for July 31, to Sept. 8, 1813
Roll dated Norfolk, Va., Sept. 8, 1813
Commencement of services: Aug. 1, 1813
Expiration of service: Sept. 8, 1813
Present or absent: present

John Dickson, Pvt.
Capt. Thomas McCandlish's Norfolk Volunteer Troop of Cavalry Militia, 4 Reg't Cavalry. War of 1812
Appears on Company Muster Roll for Aug. 20, 1814, day on which called into service, to Oct. 20, 1814, day on which discharged.
Roll dated Norfolk, Oct. 20, 1814
Date of appointment, Aug. 20, 1814
For what time engaged, Oct. 20, 1814
Present or absent: present

John Dickerson appears with the rank of Pvt. on a muster roll of Captain William Bolling's Goochland Volunteer Troop of Cavalry from 38 Reg't Virginia Militia, stationed at Camp Fairfield. (War of 1812) for Sept. 4 to 13, 1814
Roll dated Camp Fairfield, Sept. 4, 1814
Commencement of service, Sept. 4, 1814
Expiration of service< Sept. 13, 1814
Present or absent: present
Remark: Distance from muster ground to Richmond, 86 miles

John Dickson, Pvt., Capt. Thomas McCandlish's Norfolk Volunteer Troop of Cavalry Militia, 4 Reg't State of Virginia (War of 1812) appears on Company Pay Roll for Aug. 1 to Sept. 8, 1813.
Roll dated Norfolk Sept. 8, 1813-Sept. 8, 1813
Expiration of service or of this settlement: Sept. 8, 1813
Term of service charged: 1 day
Pay per month 8 dollars
Amount of pay: 26 cents
No. of horses: 1
No. of days charged for horses: 1
Allowance of pay for horses: 40 cents
Total amount: 66 cents
Remarks: Joined since last muster

John Dickson, Pvt., Capt. Thomas McCandlish's Troop of Cavalry, 4 Reg't Virginia Militia (War of 1812) appears on Company Pay Roll for Aug. 20 to Oct. 20, 1814
Roll dated Oct. 20, 1814
Commencement of pay or of this pay roll: Aug 20, 1814
Expiration of service or of this settlement: Oct. 20, 1814
Term of service charged: 2 months
Pay per month: 8 dollars
Amount of pay: 16 dollars
No. of horses: 1
No. of days charged for horses: 60
Allowance of pay for horses: 24 dollars
Total amount: 40 dollars

John Dickenson, Pvt., Captain William Bolling's Troop of Cavalry, 38 Reg't Virginia Militia (War of 1812) appears on Company Pay Roll for Aug. 28 to Sept. 13, 1814
Roll dated: Oct. 1, 1814
Commencement of service: Sept. 4, 1814
Expiration of service: Sept. 13, 1814
Term of service charged: 10 days
Pay per month: 8 dollars
Amount of pay: 2 dollars & 66 cents
No. of horses: 1
No. of days charged for horses: 10
Allowance of pay for horses: 4
Amount of pay for travelling home: 2
Total amount: 8.66
Remarks: from Nottoway

4. Military Enlistment: private in Captain McCandlish's Va. Militia, 20 Aug 1814. 21

5. Military Discharge: War of 1812, 20 Oct 1814. 12,21

6. Home: 136 Lincoln Street, 1820, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 67 Works Progress Administration of Virginia Historical Inventory
County: Norfolk Class: Historic houses, etc.
Collection: Photograph Subject: John Dickson home
Location: 136 Lincoln Street, Portsmouth, Virignia, north side of Lincoln Street between First and Second Streets, northeast. Intersection of Lincoln and First Streets. Part of Lot # 61 & 62 in Plan of Gosport.
Date: 1820
Owners: John Dickson: 1820-1826
John Dickson Estate: 1826-1833
George W. Dickson: 1833-1855
Richard P. Beaton: 1855-1871
Mary M. H. Cassell: 1871-1892
A. E. W. Cassell: 1892-1898
P.J. Lyons: 1898 to present time
Description: This is a most attractive old hom. The basement, which is of brick, has two large rooms and hall. This no doubt was used originally as dining room and kitchen. It is dug out about three feet and extends about five feet above the ground. A boxed in stairway a the back hall connects this and the first story. A one story kitchen was built on at the back of the first story and the basement is now used only as a store room.
The first story originally consisted of large double parlors and halls. These are finished with a thirty-six inch wainscoting in one solid board and beaded chair boards. The mantels are beautiful. They are beautifully hand carved. The design is a sunburst at each side and one has carved columns, the other a latticed design.
The stairway is four flight and unbroken from the first floor to the attic. The first flight railing and balusters have been discarded for the modern turned type, but after the first turn the original mahogany railing, square balusters and small square newels are used. The flooring is original of varying widths, and heart pine. The entrance is reached by stone steps. The porch is small, also stone, and has no roof.
The transom is fan shaped and there is a fan shaped window in the gamble at the west side of the structure. There are two large bedrooms and a hall on the second story. The attic was originally one large room and hall but the hall has been converted into a bath room. This home is wonderfully well preserved.
Historical Significance: While the house itself does not date back to the Revolutionary War, the site does, it being a portion of the land confiscated after the Revolution.
About 1760 a prominent citizen and very wealthy merchant of Portsmouth, named Andrew Sprowle, purchased a tract of land joining Portsmouth on the south and established a marine yard (which is our present Navy Yard) and started the village of Gosport, which was Portsmouth's first suburb.
Mr. Sprowle's ship yard proved so useful that the British government kept it busy and soon found it necessary to place a navy agent there. Mr. Sprowle filled this office until the outbreak of the Revolution. Gosport was partially burned in 1776. Mr. Sprowle's house was set on fire by an infuriated mob in retalliation for Dunmore's bombardment of Portsmouth. Mr. Sprowle being an intimate friend, they left Portsmouth together. Sprowle's property was forfeited and in 1784 the General Assembly of Virginia appointed three commissioners to sell these lands. Gosport was laid out in lots corresponding in size with those of the town of Portsmouth. There were two hundred and twelve lots and all were sold except lots numbered nineteen to fifty six which were reserved for the Navy Yard. The site on which this home is located is part of lot number sixty one and sixty two of Andrew Sprowle's property.
What was then called Gosport is now known as Newton or South Portsmouth and now forms a part of the city.
The next person to own this site was Colonel Josiah Parker of the Isle of Wight County who was at one time aide to General Washington and first representative from this district in Congress.
Jacquelin Ambler was the name of the excheater who sold the property. John Dickson who was the next owner was a member of a very prominent family. Several of them were wealthy sea captains. After his death his widow married Captain R. C. Barclay, also a sea captain and who has many very prominent descendants here.
The Cassell family next occupied this old home and it is usually spoken of a s the Cassell home. They were also very prominent. May lawyers, Mr. V. O. Cassell and Norman Cassell and W. H. H. Cassell.
Since the Cassell family sold it in 1898 it has been rented to first one and another.
The present occupant says she has been told that several years ago a family lived there who complained to the police that they were unable to sleep because of the cries of a young babe, apparently coming from the attic and the legend goes that a young mother abandoned her young baby there and that it was its cries which were heard for years.
It is generally believed in Portsmouth that John Dickson built this home and if so he purchased the property September 20, 1820. The house was built not later than this date. Judging from the old features one would think it was built in the late 1700 or certainly early in 1800, but there are no records.
Art: Photograph
Sources of Information: Informants: Miss Mildred Holladay, 43 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth, Virignia; R. C. Barclay, 400 Hatton Street, Portsmouth, Virginia
Deed Book 34, page 280, Hustings Court of Portsmouth, Va.
Deed Book 26, page 301, Hustings Court of Portsmouth, Va.
Deed Book 25, page 144, Hustings Court of Portsmouth, Va.
Deed Book 6, page 560, Hustings Court of Portsmouth, Va.
Deed Book 82, page 543, Norfolk County Court Records
Deed Book 72, page 353, Norfolk County Court Records
Will Book 5, page 178, Norfolk County Court Records
Deed Book 49, page 78, Norfolk County Court Records
Deed Book 31, page 14, Norfolk County Court Records
Architectual Description of Building Called for in 5-A of Bulletin 3400
Name of Building: John Dickson home
Exterior: Building Plan: Sqare (originally) now "L" Cellar: (X)
No. of stories: 2 1/2 Attic classed as 1/2 story
Material: Brick (x) Frame (x)
If brick, state what bond: common (x)
Kind of roof: gabled (x)
Roof material: shingle (x)
Chimneys: number (3) brick (x) Location: 2 east 1 north
Weatherboarding: not so wide Beaded: (x)
Cornices: plain or elaborate.....plain Material: wood
Windows: number (24) size & number of panes: 15 panes 8 x 10 in.
Shutters: describe: none
Dormers: number and shape of roof: none
Porch: one story, no roof, 6 x 8 ft. iron grille
Type of Entrance: transom with fan lights
Interior:
No. of Rooms: 8 large (x) small Approximate celing height: 11 ft.
Stairway: open string (x) Describe: 4 flight
Round mahogany railing, square newels and balusters
Cellar: Describe: two rooms and hall, six windows
Doors: Style and type of wood: six panel witch doors. Hand made, Very pretty.
Probably heart pine
Walls: Panelled, papered or painted: plastered and papered
Interior Cornices: elaborate plaster paris
Hardware: Locks and hinges: outside marble knobs. Locks 5 x 6 in. Very large keys. Common hinges.
Floors: Original, pine, varying width boards
Mantels: beautiful hand carved
Misc. On each side of the one big attic room are tiny dark closets
Present condition and state if spoiled architecurally by remodeling: No. Good.
Does occupant seem to appreciate old architecutral features: yes
Your name: Sarah F. Moore

7. Religion: member of the vestry, 1821, Portsmouth, Virginia. 68 John Dickson and William Dickson were both members of the Vestry of Trinity Church in 1821 and among those renting pews in 1822, one for $20 and one for $30 a year.

8. Religion: meeting of the vestry & renting of pews, 4 Jul 1822, Portsmouth, Virginia. 69 Trinity Vestry
At a meeting of the Minister and Vestry of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Portsmouth Parish at their house of worship on Thursday the 4th day of July 1832
Present: The Revd. John H. Wingfield, Arthur Emmerson, George Webb, John Dickson, Robert Barclay, Mordecai Cooke, Richard Baugh, Robert B. Butt, John Cocke, Wm. Langhorne
The Vestry proceeded, agreeable to appointment, to rent out the pews which have been repaired, when the following persons being the highest bidders became the renters of the said pews agreeable to the numbers, and at the prices annexed to their names respectively, vz
Mr. John Cock--No. 1 at $21.00
Mssrs R. Barclay & D---No. 2 at $20.00
Mr. John Dickson--No. 3 at $20.00.......

9. Religion: meeting of the vestry, 5 Apr 1823, Portsmouth, Virginia. 70 Trinity Vestry--1823
At a meeting of the pew holders of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Portsmouth Parish, at the church in Portsmouth on the 5th day of April 1823
Present: The Revd. John H. Wingfield, John Cox, George Webb, John Dickson, John Thompson, John Cocke, James Rudder, Arthur Emmerson, Swepson Whitehead, Holt Wilson, Robert Barclay, William Langhorne, Samuel A. Browne, Enoch Cheate, Henry Bell, Jethro Howland, David A. Reynolds, Richd Blow, Wm. Dyson, Charles A. Grice, Robert B. Butt, Benj. Spratley, Alexander Leckie, John Wilson & Mordecai Cooke.
John Cox, John Thompson, Robert Barclay, George Webb, John Dickson, John Cocke, Arthur Emmerson, & William Langhorne were appointed vestry men for the ensuing twelve months.
Robert Barclay & Arthur Emmerson were appointed church wardens.

Monday the 25th August 1823--John Thompson and Robert Barclay who were appointed to examine state & settle an account of the receipts & disbursements on account of this church, having failed to perform that duty, resolved that Arthur Emmerson, John Cocke & William Langhorne be appointed in their stead, and that they, or any two of them proceed to examine state & settle the said accounts, and return to the next meeting of the vestry if practicable, if not, as soon thereafter as may be a statement of all moneys received & disbursed on account of the repairs to the said church and for other purposes, and that they set forth in said account what balance may be due to or from the said church.

10. Religion: elected to the vestry, 19 Apr 1824, Portsmouth, Virginia. 71 Trinity Vestry--1824
At a meeting of the Minister and congregation this 19th day of April 1824. Present for the purpose of electing a new vestry: Revd. John H. Wingfield, Mr. John Thompson, Arthur Emmerson, John Cox, John Dickson, James Rudder, Sol. A. Browne, John Cocke
Elected as vestrymen for the ensuing year John Cox, Jno. Dickson, John Thompson, Robert Barclay, James Rudder, Holt Wilson, William Langhorne, and Arthur Emmerson, and as church wardens Holt Wilson and Jno. Dickson.

11. Court: trustee of Portsmouth Academy, 28 Jan 1825, Portsmouth, Virginia. 72 Trustee Portsmouth Academy
1825. Passed January 28. "An act incorporating the trustees of Portsmouth Academy, in the County of Norfolk."
1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that Swepson Whitehead, Tapley Webb, Holt Wilson, Joseph Schoolfiedld, Beverly Bayton, Colonel John Hodges, John Dickson, William Wright, Mathew Manning, Richard Carney, and Robert A. Armistead of the County of Norfolk, be and they are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The Trustees of Portsmouth Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, and have a common seal, with power to purchase, receive, and hold, they and their successors forever, any lands, tenements, rents, goods, and chattels, of what kind soever, which may be purchased, or devised, or given to them for the use of said Academy.

12. Religion: elected as vestryman, 4 Apr 1825, Portsmouth, Virginia. 73 At a meeting of the minister and congregation this 4th day of April 1825 for the purpose of electing a vestry for the ensuing year. Present: Revd. John H. Wingfield, Mr. John Thompson, John Cox, Jas. Rudder, George Webb, Holt Wilson.
Elected as vestrymen: Arthur Emmerson, John Thompson, Robt. Barclay, John Cox, John Dickson, R. B. Butt, Jas. Rudder, Holt Wilson, Jno. Cocke, & Arthur Emmerson and Holt Wilson as church wardens.

13. Will: John Dickson will, 5 May 1826, Norfolk County, Virginia. 21,74,75 In the name of God, Amen, I , John Dickson of the county of Norfolk being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament revoking and nulling all other wills.

First: I resign my soul to the great and almighty being that created and has redeemed it, with a sincere trust that he will take it into his presence there to remain and my body to the dust believing in a future resurrection.

Item: It is my will and I hereby direct all my just debts to be paid and discharged.

Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Selina Dickson absolutely and at her disposal one third part of all my personal estate, and I lend to her during her natural life one third part of all my lands and real estate.

Item: I give devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate real and personal to my five children to wit: Rose Hannah, Elener Sarah, Sarah Emma, by my first marriage, and Selina Christiana and George Washington Dickson by my present wife Selina to be equally divided between my said five children to them and their heirs forever.

The Government of the United States contemplates an extension of the Navy Yard, Gosport, so as to include my lands and lots in that part of Portsmouth called Gosport, should they determine to purchase that property, I hereby impower and direct my executrix to sell the whole of said property and estate in lands and lots or any part thereof; to the said Government & convey the same in fee simple to it or any proper officer or department thereof--and in that event I direct the proceeds to be invested in United States stock or some productive funds, and do give to my said wife the interst and profits--of one third part thereof during her natural life, and the residue to my said five children; Rose Hannah, Elenor Sarah, Sarah Emma, Selina Christiana and George Washington Dickson to them and their heirs forever. The provision for my wife is in lieu of dower in my estate.

I grant and commit the custody of all my children to my wife, Selina and appoint her guardian to them.

Lastly, I nominate and appoint my said wife Selina whole & sole executrix of this my last will and testament and request and direct that the Court may not require security of her.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2 day of April 1825.
John Dickson
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of
Geo. Rowland
Urn Rowland
Urn B. Quarrier

May the fifth, one thousand eight hundred and twenty six, considering this my last will and testament, I wish to add that the child which my wife now bears to be considered as co-heir with my five children before mentioned.
John Dickson

At a Court held for Norfolk County the 18th July 1826
This will was proved by the oaths of George Rowland and Wm. B. Quaner witness thereto, and the said George Rowland and Wm. B. Quarier being first sworn deposed, that they are well acquainted with the hand writing of said John Dickson and that the codicil annexed to the said will was wholly written by him. Whereupon the said will and codicil are ordered to be recorded and on the motion of Selina Dickson the executrix named in the said will who made oath thereto, entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of three thousand dollars with condition according to law without giving security agreeably to the directions of the said will, the Court being satisfied that the personal estate of the testator is more than sufficient to pay his debts, certificate is granted her for attaining a probate of the said will in due form.
Teste:
Wm. Wilson

Copy: Teste:
Wm. Wilson

14. Alt. Death: 19 Jun 1826, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 18

15. Obituary: 23 Jun 1826, Gosport, Norfolk County, Virginia. 76 Died, at his residence in Gosport, on Wednesday last, after a long and painful illness, Capt. John Dickson, formerly a respectable ship master of this port, and a highly estimable member of our community. The benevolence of his heart and the surtity of his manners attached to him a numerous circle of firends by whom his death is deeply deplored; while his many excellent qualities as a husband and a father render it an affectious peculiarly poignant to his amiable family.

16. Occupation: shipmaster, 1826. 60 Was a "former" shipmaster.

17. Religion: elected to the vestry, 28 Mar 1826, Portsmouth, Virginia. 77 Resolved that the vestry of the last year be again elected for the present vestry viz: Arthur Emmerson, John Thompson, John Cox, John Dickson, Robert Barkley, John Cocke, Robert B. Butt, James Rudder, & Holt Wilson.
The vestry then proceeded to elect out of their own body two members as church wardens. Whereupon they resolved that Arthur Emmerson and Holt Wilson be appointed to that office.

18. Land: Bounty land, 1850. 66 Bounty Land: 97926-40-50. * This means bounty land warrant: 97926, 40 acres, awarded under Act of 1850. (This land was awarded to widow)

19. Pension Application: War of 1812, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 12 Soldier: John Dickson
Widow: Selina Dickson
Service: Pvt., Capt. McCandlish's Co., Va. Militia
Enlisted: Aug. 20, 1814 Discharged: Oct. 20, 1814
Residence of Widow: 1854, 1855: Washington, D.C.
1878: Montgomery Co. (P.O. Sligo) Md.
1887: Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Va.
Maiden Name of Widow: Selina White (2nd mar. Barclay)
Marriage of Soldier and Widow: Sept 20, 1818, New York, N.Y.
Death of Soldier: June 26, 1826, Gosport, Norfolk Co., Va.
Death of Widow: July 1, 1887, Portsmouth, Va.
Bounty Land: 97936-40-50
51033-120-55 Canceled
Remarks: Canceld B.L.W. 51033-120-55 in case
*see case of Robert Barclay W.C. 7903

20. Military Pension: War of 1812 pension application, Feb 1854. 78 Treasury Department, 3rd Auditor's Office
Feb. 18, 1854
Madam:
I reply to your application relative to the service of your deceased husband, John Dickson, a private soldier in the War of 1812, I have to state that the rolls have been examined, and it appears that he served under Captain McCandlish Va. Militia, from August 20, 1814 until Oct. 20, 1814, when discharged, and paid in full by Paymaster J. B. Cooper.
Respectfully,
Your obt. sert.
F. Burt
3rd Auditor
Mrs. Dickson,
Care of Judge Peters, Capital Hill, Washington, D.C.

District of Colimbia
City of Washington
Personally appeared before me John D. Barclay---a Justice of the Peace in & for the District & city aforesaid, Arthur Cooper, a citizen of Georgtown, who being duly sworn says, that he is 68 years of age and served during the War of 1812 with Great Britain as a cornet in the company of Virignia Militia, commanded by Captain Thomas Mcandish. Deponent personally knew the late John Dickson, late of Norfolk Co., Virginia, & knows he was a private in the same company, and served with him as such. Deponent is also acquainted with Selina his wife, formerly Selina White, & knew her or his wife, in the lifetime of said John Dickson, & knows her to be the same person now applying for Bounty Land as his widow. Deponent personally knows that the said John Dickson is dead, he having departed this life on or about the 26th day of June A.D. 1826.
Arthur Cooper
Sworn to before me this 24 February 1854
Jno. D. Barclay, J. P.

District of Columbia
County of Washington
Personally appeared before me D. Saunders, a Justice of the Peace, in & for the county aforesaid, William P. Young who being duly sworn says that he is 60 years of age, & resides in Washington City that he was personally acquainted with Robert Barclay deceased, late a resident of Norfolk County, in the state of Virginia, that the said Robert Barclay, to his personal knowledge of deponent, srevied as a private in the company of Virginia Milita, commanded by Captain Arthur Emmerson in the War of 1812, with Great Britain, & that he served about (cannot say how long he served, having forgotten it) months, & was discharged as he believes honerably. Deponent is also personally acquainted with Mrs. Selina Barclay, the widow of said Robert Barclay, and knew her in the lifetime of Robert Barclay as his wife; & visited them as such; & know she is the same lady now applying for Bounty Land as his widow.. Deponent also states that he personally knows that the said Robert Barcaly is dead, & has been dead for seven years or thereabout--& that the said Selina Barclay is still his widow & unmarried since his death.
Wm. P. Young
Sworn to before me this day of March 1854
D. Saunders, J. P.

District of Columbia
County and City of Washington
On this ____ day of March, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty five, personally appeared before me _________ a Justice of the Peace, within and for the County aforesaid in the District aforesaid Mrs. Selina Dickson, age 63 years a residenct at present of Washington City, in the District of Columbia, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is widow of Mr. John Dickson, deceased, who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Mcandish in the regiment of _____ commanded by ______, in the War with Great Britain, declared by the United States on the 18th day of June 1812 that her said husband was drafted at _______ on, or about the _____ day of _______ A.D. 181__, for the term of _____ and continued in actual service in said War for the term of ______ and was, honorably discharged at _______ on the ___ day of ____ A.D. 181__.
She further states, that she was, married to the said John Dickson in New York on the 20th day of September A.D. 1818, by one Mr. Montgomery, a minister of the Gospel, and that her name before her marriage was Selina White, that her said husband died at Gosport, Va. on the 26th day of June A.D. 1826, and that she is now a widow.
She further declares that she has heretofore made application for bounty land under the act approved September 28th 1850, and obtained a land warrant for forty acres, No. _____ which she has legally disposed of, and it cannot now be returned. Proof of all which allegations will appear upon reference to the application now on file in the office of Commission of Pensions. She makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the bounty land to which she may be entitled under the Act approved March 3rd 1855.
Selina Dickson
We J. Henry Peters and Johnson Simonds, residents of Washington City, the the District of Columbia upon our oaths, declare that the foregoing declaration was signed and acknowledged by Mrs. Selina Dickson in our presence, and that we believe from the appearance oand statements of the applicant, that she is the idential person she represents herself to be and know her to be a widow.
J. H. Peters
Johnson Simonds
The foregoing declaration and affidavit were sworn to and subscribed before me, on the day and year above written, and I certify that I know the affiant to be creditable person; that the claimant is the person she represents herself to be , and that I have no interest to this claim.
E. H. Bates J. P.

Hon Comm of Pensions
Washington City
Sir,
Not having been aware until within a few weeks since that a widow who has had two husbands in the War of 1812, was entitled to but one warrant for land, that she might select one under which to claim, I think it but right that I should return you the within warrant issued to Mrs. Selina Dickson, widow of John Dickson, because she has already rec'd a warrant for 40 & one for 120 acres in right of her husband Robert Barklay a soldier in the War of 1812.
Very respectfully yours
J. H. Peters
26 February 1856

21. Bounty Land: Bounty Land claim, 22 Feb 1854, Washington, District Of Columbia. 21 Claim # 176741--Bounty land claim of Mrs. Selina Dickson as widow of John Dickson, War of 1812, filed on Feb. 1854 by J. H. Peters, attorney
Bounty land claim under the Act of 28th September 1850 and additional Act of the 22nd March 1852. Application of widow
On this 22nd day of February A. D. 1854 personally appeared before me the undersigned, a Justice of the Peace, within & for the city & county of Washington, in the District of Columbia, Selina Dickson aged 62 years late a resident of Portsmouth, in the State of Virginia, but now of Washington City, who being duly sworn declares that she the widow of John Dickson deceased, who was a private in the company of Virginia Militia commanded by Captain Thomas Mcandlish in the Regiment commanded by in the War of 1812.
That her husband John Dickson at Norfolk, Va., on or about the 20th day of August 1814 served in the said company as a private for the term of two months and continued in active service in said War for the time of two (2) months, & was honorably discharged at Norfolk, Va. on the 20th day of October A. D. 1814 as will appear by the Records of the proper department in Washington, there being no regular written discharge in her possession. She further states, that she was married to the said John Dickson in New York City on the 20th day of September A. D. 1818 by the Rev. Wm. Montgomery, now deceased, a clergman, & that her name before her marriage was Selina White, that her said husband John Dickson died at Gosport, Virginia on the 26 day of June A. D. 1826 & that she is now a widow. In substantiative of which fact in the alegened of record evidence , she relies upon this affidavit herewith presented and she makes this declaration for the purpose of obtaining the Bounty land to which she may be entitled for her husband' military service, under the Act granting Bounty land to the" Widows of certain officers & soldiers who have been engaged in the military service of the United States", ? September 28, 1850 and 22nd March 1852, she never having received or knowing that she is entitled to land under any former Act of Congress.
S. Dickson
Sworn to & subscribed before me this 22nd day of February 1854
W. Thompson, J. P.
J. H. Peters
Power of Attorney
Know all men by these present that I, Selina Dickson of Washington City, do herewith constitute and appoint J. Henry Peters of Washington City, District of Columbia, my true and lawful attorney irevocally, for now & in my name & etrads, to ask for, demand and receive from the Department of the Interior of the United States, such certificate, or land warrant or I may be entitled to for my husband's military service in the War of 1812 under the provisions of any act of Congress, granting Bounty Lands for military service rendered the United States, and also to apply for, ask, & receive of the propert Department of Government any new claims, claims, or monies to which I may be entitled. Hereby ratifying & confirming whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done as set forth in misc. premises, & by virtue of the Power of Attorney, as though I were personally present and acting for myself.
In witness whereof, I hereto set my hand, and affix my seal this 22nd day of February A.D. 1854.
S. Dickson
Signed, sealed & delivered in presence of
W. Thompson, J. P.

District of Columbia, City of Washinton
On this 22nd day of February A.D. 1854, before me the undersigned a Justice of the peace, in & for said county & District, and authorized to administer oaths, & take acknowledgement of deeds, personally appeared Selina Dickson above mentioned, and acknowledged the foregoing Power of Attorney to be her free act & deed, as specified.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, & affixed my seal, this day & year above written.
W. Thompson, J.P.

District of Columbia, City of Washington
I, Clerk of the Circuit Court, in & for the county, certify, that W. Thompson J.P. whose genuine signature appears to the foregoing declaration, affidavit & power of attorney, is & may at this time of signing the same, a Justice of the Peace in & for the county aforesaid, and commission & sworn, that all his official act as such an entitled to full faith & audit, & that the aforesaid Court is a Court of Record, having general jurisdection.
Given under my hand & seal of my office this day of February 1854 at Washington City.
Clerk

Unites States of America, Department of Interior, Office of the Commissioner of Pensions, it is hereby certified, that under the Act of March 3rd, 1855, entitled "An Act in addition to certain Acts granting Bounty Land to certain Officers and soldiers who have been engaged in The Military Service of the United States, Selina Dickson, widow of John Dickson, Private of Captain McCandlish's Company of Virginia Militia War 1812 is entitled to locate one hundred and twenty acres at any land office of the United States in one body and in conformity to the legal subdivisions of the public lands upon any of the public lands subject to sale at either the minimum or lower graduated prices. Given under my hand and the seal of the Department, this 5th day of February 1856. No. 51.033

22. Land: Bounty land, 1855. 66 Bounty Land: 51033-120-55 Canceled. *This means bounty land warrant: 51033, 120 acres, awarded Act of 1855--then warrant was canceled due to land awarded under the pension application of Robert Barclay. (This land was awarded to widow.)

Children from this marriage were:

   20 M    i. John Frederick Dickson [526] 22,238 was born on 19 Feb 1800 in Christ's Church, Norfolk, Virginia,22 was christened on 19 Feb 1809 in Christ's Church, Norfolk, Virginia,22 died before 1826, and was buried in Trinity Church, Portsmouth, Virginia.47 Another name for John was John Predein Dickson.47

Death Notes: *Not mentioned in father's John Dickson's will, therefore probably had already died.

   21 F    ii. Rose Hannah Dickson [524] 22,102,239 was born on 2 Nov 1811 in Norfolk, Virginia,22,240 was christened on 1 Jan 1812 in Christ's Church, Norfolk, Virginia,22 died on 17 Jun 1882 in Norfolk, Virginia 22 at age 70, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia.22

General Notes: Named after her grandmother.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Deed: sold 1/6 interest to half-brother George W. Dickson, 21 Mar 1881, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 18 That Rose Hannah Barclay wife of Robert Barclay, after the death of her said husband, and Sarah Emma Boutwell who married Louis Boutwell, after the death of her husband, both united in a deed conveying their one sixth interest each to Geo. W. Dickson Sr. by deed of B & S dated March 21, 1881 which deed is duly recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, Va. in Deed Book No. 13, page 90 which deed is filed herewith as an exhibit marked "C" and prayed to be taken as part of this bill.

Rose married Robert Charles Barclay [592] 118,239,242 [MRIN: 208], son of Captain Robert Barclay [424] and Catherine Tatem [433], on 18 Oct 1837 in Portsmouth, Virginia 20.,241 Robert was born on 19 Oct 1810 in Norfolk, Virginia,118,240,242 died on 19 Aug 1855 in Norfolk, Virginia 118,242 at age 44, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia.118,242

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Bond: 17 Oct 1837, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 18,243 Know all men by these presents that we, R. C. Barclay and Louis W. Boutwell are held and firmly bound unto David Campbell Esquire, Governor of this Commonwealth, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars; to the payment whereof, well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors in office, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 17 day of Octo. 1837
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound R. C. Barclay and Miss Rosa H. Dickson. Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed and sealed in presence of
Wm. H. Wilson, c.c.
R. C. Barclay
L. W. Boutwell

2. Marriage: 18 Oct 1837, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 244,245 Married in Gosport yesterday morning by the Rev. Mr. Neil, Mr. Robert C. Barclay, of Norfolk, to Miss Rosa H. Dickson, eldest daughter of the late Capt. John Dickson of Gosport.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from brother, Andrew Barclay, 14 Dec 1830, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 109 inherits from his brother, Andrew Barclay, 1/7th net balance to be paid when he reaches age 21 and my gold watch

2. Occupation: owns book store, 16 Dec 1835, Portsmouth, Virginia. 246 Herald--16 December 1835
"The Portsmouth Times & Commercial Advertiser" is arranged to be issued in Portsmouth this day. The published, Mr. Theodorick J. Bland, solicits of the advertising public in Norfolk & Portsmouth, a share of patronage. A box for manuscript advertisements and communications from Norfolk, is left at the Bookstore of Mr. R. C. Barclay.

3. Occupation: lithographed & published by Robert C. Barclay, 2 Dec 1836, Portsmouth, Virginia. 247 Herald--2 December 1836
Norfolk Centennial March, composed by Signor George, and performed by the scientific band under his direction, at the Centennial Celebration of our Borough, has been handsomely lithographed and published by R. C. Barclay......

Norfolk Centennial March, composed by Signor George, and performed by the scientific band under his direction, at the Centennial Celebration of our Borough, has been handsomely lithographed and published by R. C. Barclay. To those who heard it performed on the above occasion, it is unnecessary for us to speak of its merits.
Signor George was, or had been bandmaster at Fortress Monroe. His band accompanied the more elaborate steamboat excursions, and on occasion he gave recitals in Norfolk and Portsmouth. In 1856 he composed the "Ocean House Schottisch," for the opening of that hotel in Portsmouth, and now the Hotel Monroe.

4. Occupation: owns book store, 8 Mar 1837, Portsmouth, Virginia. 248 Beacon--8 March 1837
Signor G. George--Professor of Instrumental & Vocal Music & Theacher of the Piano-Forte & Guitar.
Returns his sincere thanks to the public for the great encouragement he has received during the past year, and having removed his residence from Bank street to Church street, flatters himself with a continuation of the same, as no pains will be spared on those who may honor him with their patronage.
His method of teaching is one that has been much approved of, being in the best Italian style.
Order may be left at Mr. R. C. Barclay's book store.

5. Deed: sells to Sarah J., Susan B., & Solomon T. Barclay, 9 Feb 1839, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 249 Grantors: Robert C. Barclay & his wife Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Sarah J. Barclay, Susan B. Barclay & Solomon T. Barclay
Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date: 9 Feb 1839 Date Recorded: 14 Feb 1839
Consideration: $375.00
Signatures or Marks: R. C. Barclay Rosa H. Barclay
Witnesses: William Boushall, Robt Peed Jr., Rob. Barclay
Description: All our interest being one fourth in a certain piece or parcel of land with a brick house thereon lying being and situated in the Town of Portsmouth, Norfolk County, State of Virginia being part of a lot on Court Street beginning at the north east corner of the brick house on said lot, or the line of Mrs. Elliott, so called when sold to Solomon Tatem by Sheldon Toomer and wife, thence running and binding on Court Street, sourth ffity feet, thence west one hundred and thirteen feet, thence north fifty feet, thence east one hundred and thirteen feet to the beginning

6. Occupation: debt collector, 4 Jul 1844, Norfolk City, Virginia. 250 Beacon--4 July 1844
The undersigned will undertake the collection and bonding of debts in Norfolk and Portsmouth and their surrounding country on reasonable terms, and pledge himself to those who may confide their business to his care, to use the utmost diligence and promptness. He begs to refer to the individuals whose names are hereto subjoined.
Norfolk: Drs. Baylor & Tunstall, Mr. A. Tunstall, Messrs. C. & G. Reid, Col. Wm. Etheridge, R. C. Barclay, Wm. Reid, Nash & Co.
Portsmouth: John A. Chandler, John Nash, Jethro A. Jenkins, Col. J. H. Langhorne, Jas. Murdaugh, Arthur Emmerson
Any communication left with Drs. Baylor and Tunstall, Nash & Company, Col. Wm. Etheridge, in Norfolk; and John Nash, Esq. in Portsmouth, will be promptly attended to
Stephen S. Barrett

7. Occupation: tickets of admittance to Feast sponsored by ladies of the Presbyterian Church, 25 Aug 1845, Portsmouth, Virginia. 251 Beacon--25 August 1845
A Feast--The ladies of the Presbyterian Congregation of Portsmouth, intend giving a Feast, to commence of Tuesday evening next, 26th inst. and to be continued every evening during the week. The proceeds to be applied to repairs, etc. of the Presbyterian Church. Supper, with refreshments, will be served up each evening, and several ladies and gentlemen have kindly volunteered their services to add music to the other attractions of the occasion. Many articles, both useful and ornamental, will be offered for sale.
Tickets of admittance 25 cts. each--to be had at the book stores of Messrs. Hodges & Company, Portsmouth, and Mr. R. C. Barclay, Norfolk.

8. Inherits: from father, Robert Barclay, 22 Dec 1846, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 50 Inherits from his father, Robert Barclay, lot of land no. 32 on Crawford St, with the houses thereon. Also a silver tea pot, sugar dish and milk pot and one share in the Capital stock of the Jersey Little Falls Manufacturing Company of the State of New Jersey and negro man George.

9. Census: U.S., 1850, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 252 Robert C. Barclay, age 38, male, occupation: book seller, value of real estate: 4,000, born in Va.
Rosa H. Barclay, age 35, female, born in Va.
Emma S. Boutell, age 13, female, born in Va.
Frances Smith, age 23, female, black, born in Va.

10. Occupation: bookseller, 1850, Norfolk, Virginia. 240

   22 F    iii. Eleanor Sarah Dickson [525] 22 was born on 29 Jun 1813 in Gosport, Norfolk County, Virginia 22 and was christened on 27 Nov 1813 in Christ's Church, Norfolk, Virginia.22

Noted events in her life were:

1. Deed: deeded 1/6 interest to D. J. Godwin & J. F. Crocker, 6 Feby 1867, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 18 That Elenor Sarah Dickson, wife of Caleb M. Herbert and Caleb M. Herbert conveyed to D. J. Godwin and J. F. Crocker the interest of the said Elenor Sarah Herbert the same being an undivided one sixth in and to the lots above described by deed dated Feby. 6, 1867, which deed is duly recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, Va. in Deed Book No. 4, p. 79. (An office copy thereof is herewith filed marked exhibit "F" and prayed to be taken as part of this bill)

Eleanor married Caleb M. Herbert [1881] [MRIN: 644].

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 18 Elenor Sarah Dickson married Caleb M. Herbert

   23 F    iv. Sarah Emma Dickson [527] 22 was born in 1815 in Gosport, Norfolk County, Virginia,22 died on 3 Oct 1892 in Norfolk, Virginia 22 at age 77, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia.22

Noted events in her life were:

1. Deed: sold 1/6 interest to half-brother George W. Dickson, 21 Mar 1881, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 18 That Rose Hannah Barclay wife of Robert Barclay, after the death of her said husband, and Sarah Emma Boutwell who married Louis Boutwell, after the death of her husband, both united in a deed conveying their one sixth interest each to Geo. W. Dickson Sr. by deed of B & S dated March 21, 1881 which deed is duly recorded in the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, Va. in Deed Book No. 13, page 90 which deed is filed herewith as an exhibit marked "C" and prayed to be taken as part of this bill.

2. Petition: 1888, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 253 In the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, Virginia
William G. Pendleton, et als vs. R. C. Barclay, et als
In equity--
To the Honorable Judge of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth,
Your petitioner, Sarah Emma Boutwell, humbly complaining, prersents this her case, to wit: That she is the holder of two certain promissory notes dated march 3rd 1881, and for the sum of three hundred dollars each. Both of said notes are payable five years after date; one paysble to said petitioner with six per cent interest and the other payable to Rosa H. Barclay. Both of said notes are made by G. W. Dickson, he being the George W. Dickson whose heirs are, according to the allegations of the bill filed in this cause & entitled to eight -twenty-fourths of the property, the partition of which is therein prayed.
YOur petitioner is a creditor of the said George W. Dickson to the extent of the face value of the said notes and the interest thereon, which said notes were given by the said George W. Dickson in part payment for the respective interests of the said Rosa H. Barclay and your petitioner in the said property, partition of which is prayed in said bill and which was sold by Norman Cassell, special commissioner on the 27th day of April 1888, under a decree entered in this cause on the 13th day of April 1888.
Your petitioner, therefore prays that she may be made a party, planitiff in the above entitled cause and that the same may be referred to one of the commissioners in chancery of this court to take and report an account showing as follows:
1. The amoun to which the heirs or estate of George W. Dickson is entitled to receive from the proceeds of the sale of the property described in said bill.
2. The debts and liabilities of the estate of George W. Dickson, together with the amounts and priorities thereof, and to whom they are payable.
3. All other matters and things which may be deemed pertinent by the commissioner or required by any party to be stated.
That a decree may be entered directing such sum as may be found to be due to your petitioner from the estate of said George W. Dickson, to be paid to her out of such portion of the proceeds of sale of said property as may be assigned to the heirs of said George W. Dickson.
And your petitioner further prays that she may be accorded such other, further and general relief as the nature of her case requires and to equity may seem meets.
And your petitioner will ever pray etc.
Sarah Emma Boutwell
by Watts & Hatton
her counsel

Sarah married Lewis W. Boutwell [593] [MRIN: 209] on 26 Jan 1836 in Norfolk, Virginia. Lewis died before 1881.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 18 Sarah Emma Dickson who married Louis Boutwell

2. Marriage: 26 Jan 1836, Gosport, Norfolk County, Virginia. 254 Married on Tuesday evening last, by the Right Rev. Bishop Meade, Mr. Lewis W. Boutwell to Miss Sarah Emma, third daughter of the late Capt. John Dickson of Gosport.

   24 M    v. William Henry Dickson [1685] 47,238 was buried in Trinity Church, Portsmouth, Virginia.47


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