Capt. John Stith, Jr.

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John Drury Stith, Jr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Swinyards, Charles City, Virginia
Death: Died in Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. John Drury Stith, Sr.; Major John Stith, Sr.; Jane Stith and Jane Stith
Husband of Mary Stith
Father of John Stith, III; William John Stith; Agnes Stith and Mary Randolph Stith.
Brother of Anne Bowling; Agnes Jane Wynne; Ann Bolling; Jane Llewellyn and Lt. Col. Drury Stith, Sr.
Half brother of Agnes Wynne

Occupation: public servant, militaman, planter
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About Capt. John Stith, Jr.

Capt. JOHN STITH (John) had patents, 29th April, 1692, for 470 1/2 acres in Charles City County made out to "Capt. John Stith, Jr. (Va. Land Patents, Book 8, p. 240) and (of same date) for 595 acres on the south side of Chickahominy River, in James City County (ib., p. 237), addressed to "John Stith, Jr. " 21st April, 1695, "Capt. John Stith" had a patent for 595 acres on the south side of Chickahominy River (ib., p. 110), probably a confirmation of the preceding patent issued 29th April, 1692. Capt. Stith was High Sheriff of Charles City County in 1691 (Palmer's Calendar, I., 27), and he was a Burgess for the county 1692-1693 (Col. Va. Register). The date of his death is uncertain. He was living in 1714 (W. & M. QUARTERLY. V., 178) and, according to the statement of the Rev. Hugh Jones, he died before 1724, when his widow was matron at William and Mary College.

Capt. John Stith married Mary, daughter of Col. William Randolph of Turkey Island, and Mary (Islam) his wife, and they had issue. (See Genealogical Charts.)

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The son of Major John Stith and 2nd wife, Jane Mosby (Gregory) (Parsons) Stith, his father a Major in the Charles City militia, a practicing lawyer, magistrate of Charles City, Virginia and representative in the Virginia House of Burgesses. John and Jane were the progenitors of the Stith lineage in America.

John Drury Stith, was born about 1658 in Charles Cittie Shire (sic), one of the first four "boroughs" in the royal colony of Virginia, the eldest son of Major Stith. He held offices as High Sheriff of Charles City County in 1691, county Representative in the Virginia House of Burgesses 1692-1693 (Colonial Virginia Register), held patents for large tracts of land on the south side of the Chickahominy River along with a large estate and mill bequeathed him by his father in 1694. He married Mary Isham Randolph, daughter of the prominent Colonel William Randolph and Mary Royall Isham of Turkey Island. John and Mary had at least the following children; Lieut. Colonel John Stith whom married Elizabeth Anderson, Mary Stith became the wife of Reverend William Dawson of Queen's College Oxford, and Reverend William Stith, became President of William and Mary College.

John died while his widow was still matron of William and Mary College. And, while the dates entered are approximate, they are as close to accurate as can be based on historical data available. The Vital Records of the era were destroyed at the burning of Jamestown during Bacon's Rebellion, an uprising of Virginia farmers led by Nathaniel Bacon against the colonial officials, where John, a Captain in the Continental Militia, was actively engaged. This event left the exact dates and place of birth, death and burials of many of its citizens unknown.

The foregoing biographical information is a compilation of historical data as found in various writings of the era and not one particular source. § By CL Hileman

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Capt. John Stith, Jr.'s Timeline

1658
1658
Charles City, Virginia
1691
1691
- 1692
Age 33
Charles City County, Virginia
1692
1692
- present
Age 34
Virginia Militia
1692
- 1693
Age 34
Charles City County, Virginia
1698
1698
Age 40
Charles City, VA, USA
1707
1707
Age 49
Charles City, VA, USA
1712
1712
Age 54
1712
Age 54
Henrico, Virginia
1724
1724
Age 66
Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia
1727
1727
Age 66
Charles City, VA, USA