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John Spotswood, Jr.

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Birthplace: Orange, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Orange, Virginia, United States
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Son of Col. John Spotswood and Mary West Spotswood (Dandridge)
Husband of Sarah Spotswood
Father of Elliott Spotswood and Dandridge Spotswood Spotswood
Brother of Mary Randolph; Gen. Alexander Spotswood and Anne Burwell (Spotswood)

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About Capt John Spotswood Jr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor # A107499

Col. John Spotswood, Jr. served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution and was seriously wounded at the Battle of Brandywine.

Col. John Spotswood, Jr. and his family are referred to in the "Family History of Dr. Robert Wellford ' who came to America as Surgeon of the Battalion of Royal Grenadiers in Gen. Howe's British Army.

From Dr. Robert Wellford's Family History:

"His very high professional merits were readily recognized. He was with General Howe when Philadelphia was captured, and, as a consequence, many wounded and disabled American victims of the disasters of Brandywine and Germantown fell into the hands of the British requiring medical care and attention. They were inhumanly cared for, and many curable wounded Americans died from utter neglect, if not wanton cruelty. To such an extent did this ill treatment prevail that Gen. Washington made a formal complaint, with threat of retaliation to Gen. Howe. He was so much impressed by the complaint and himself a humane gentleman, ordered investigation , which resulted in the disgraceful discharge of a Tory Surgeon, then in charge of the Hospital, and the substitution of my Grandfather. His administration of the high trust was eminently successful in preserving the lives of many American Officers and privates, and in winning for himself their affectionate regard. His success and popularity with the his patients provoked among the Hessians and other low toned British officers an antagonism which occasioned some professional discourtesy to him by his superior officers of the line, in resentment for which my Grandfather, while the British were in occupancy of Philadelphia, tendered his resignation, proposing to remain in America as a private practitioner. His many patients, relieved from captivity and restored to the Continental Army, were much attached to him, and bore such unanimous and appreciative testimony to his humanity and skill that his relations with the high officers of our Army were very cordial. One of his patients, who always attributed to him his preservation was desperately and it was supposed, mortally wounded at the battle of Brandywine or Germantown. He was Col. John Spotswood, ...grandson of the always venerated old Virginia Governor, whose name was given to the county of Spotsylvania, in which Fredericksburg was situated. Gen. Washington's early local and social associations made the Spotswoods and Washingtons very close friends, and the first acquaintance and ever after unbroken friendship of my Grandfather and Gen. Washington then began. When Col. Spotswood's brother came from Virginia to take his brother home, they both encouraged my Grandfather to accompany him-- advising him, as he proposed to remain in America, to make his home in Fredericksburg, then the home of Gen. Washington's mother and many kindred and within a few miles of the Spotswood estate of Newport upon the Rappahannock River. Gen. Washington concurred in this suggestion and proffered letters of introduction and recommendation to his old-time friends and kinspeople. I have in Richmond the original autograph of one of these letters addressed to Mr. Fitzhugh of Chatham immediately across the river from Fredericksburg, who was the Grandfather of Mrs. Robert E. Lee".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Brandywine

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Captain John Spotswood

By Craig Swain, May 9, 2009

1. Captain John Spotswood Marker

Inscription. Spotswood park is dedicated to Captain John Spotswood born circa 1748, grandson of Royal Lieutenant Governor Alexander Spotswood of Virginia. Captain John Spotswood, soldier of the American Revolution, served honorably as a member of the Continental Army 10th Virginia Regiment. He was wounded at the Battle of Brandywine in September of 1777 and taken prisoner at Germantown in October of 1777. He retired on February 12, 1781 and died post 1800. Married to Sarah (Sallie) Rowsie on September 19, 1771, they established their home here at Orange Grove on part of his grandfather's original Germanna Tract. Their descendants lived on this land well into the 20th Century.

Presented to Lake of the Woods, Virginia by Susannah Chandler Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution May 19, 2007

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Memorandum of the Ages of My Children - 1800 John Spotswood ۩ Sallie Rowzie Bible Page from SFD 2nd Vice President: Pattie Boykin Mary Voss was born 25 Aug 1772 J S 1 Feb 1774 Susan C Spotswood 17 Jan 1776 Sally S was born 1 Feb 1780 Robert Spotswood 8 Nov 1781 Lucy Spots 21 July 1783 Elliott Spotswood 21 Apr 1785 D Spotswood 28 Jan 1787 Norborn B Spots 20 July 1788 Ann Spot 1 Sept 1792 E. N. Voss was born 19 March 95 J. S. Voss was born 8 April 97 Jane C. Voss was born 8 August 98 Mary S. Voss was born 3 Feb 1800 Mary Voss departed this life on the 9 day of February 1800 The transcription above is exactly as handwritten on the Bible page. Since the page is dated 1800, it is apparent that the Mary Voss at the top of the page is Mary Spotswood, who married Nicholas Voss 30 April 1794 and produced the children shown below the double lines. The Mary Voss at the end of the document no doubt also refers to John and Sallie Spotswood’s firstborn daughter, Mary.

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Capt John Spotswood Jr.'s Timeline

1748
June 7, 1748
Orange, Virginia, United States
1771
September 19, 1771
Age 23
1785
April 21, 1785
Age 36
Orange, Virginia, United States
1797
1797
Age 48
Orange, Virginia
1800
October 31, 1800
Age 52
Orange, Virginia, United States