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Birth: Apr. 17, 1743 Rosewell Gloucester County Virginia, USA Death: Oct. 11, 1808 Richmond Richmond City Virginia, USA
He served under George Washington during Washington's expedition during the French and Indian War. He served as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1776-1779. He raised a militia regiment from Gloucester County and served as a colonel in the Revolutionary War. A United States Representative from Virginia from 1789 to 1797 and Governor of Virginia from 1802 to 1805, he was serving as United States Commissioner of Loans for Virginia at the time of his death. His family home, "Rosewell," in Gloucester County was a showplace for Virginia hospitality. (bio by: Garver Graver)
Parents: Mann Page (1716 - 1764) Alice Grymes Page (1724 - 1746) Spouses: Frances Burwell Page (1745 - 1784) Margaret Lowther Page (1760 - ____)* Children: Mann Page (1766 - 1813)* Frances Page Berkeley (1776 - 1853)* Francis Page (1780 - 1849)* Lucy Burwell Page Saunders (1808 - 1885)*
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Burial: Saint Johns Episcopal Churchyard Richmond Richmond City Virginia, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave Originally Created by: Garver Graver Record added: Dec 06, 2002 Find A Grave Memorial# 6993430
- Info added per DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895. Ancestor #: A085866
- Service: VIRGINIA Rank(s): CIVIL SERVICE, PATRIOTIC SERVICE, COLONEL
- Birth: 4-17-1744 GLOUCESTER CO VIRGINIA
- Death: 10-11-1808 RICHMOND HENRICO CO VIRGINIA
- Service Source: CAMPBELL, HIST OF THE COLONY & ANCIENT DOMINION OF VA, P 712; JOURNALS OF THE STATE OF VA, VOL 2, P 289, VOL 3, PP 59, 295; ABERCROMBIE & SLATTEN, VA PUB CLAIMS, VOL 2, PP 398, 399
- Service Description: 1) COL OF MILITIA; EMPOWERED BY COUNCIL TO MONITOR PUBLIC SALTWORKS 1781; MEM OF CONVENTION 1782-83; FURNISHED SUPPLIES
John Page (April 28, 1743 – October 11, 1808) was a figure in early United States history. He served in the U.S. Congress and as the 13th Governor of Virginia.
Page was born and lived at Rosewell Plantation in Gloucester County. He was the son of Alice (Grymes) and Mann Page. His great grandfather was Colonel John Page (1628–1692), an English merchant from Middlesex who emigrated to Virginia with his wife Alice Lucken Page and settled in Middle Plantation. He was the brother of Mann Page III.
John Page graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1763, where he was a friend and closest college classmate of Thomas Jefferson, having exchanged a great deal of correspondence. He then served under George Washington in an expedition during the French and Indian War. He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1776. He also served during the American Revolutionary War as an officer in the Virginia state militia, raising a regiment from Gloucester County and supplementing it with personal funds. During that war, he attained the rank of colonel.
Page was also involved in politics. He became the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and served 1776-1779. He was then a member of the Virginia House of Delegates 1781-1783 and 1785 - 1788. Page was elected to the First United States Congress and reelected to the Second and Third, and to the Fourth as a Republican. Overall, he was Congressman from March 4, 1789 to March 3, 1797.
After his terms in Congress, he was again a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1797, 1798, 1800, and 1801. He became the Governor of Virginia in 1802 and served to 1805. After being governor, he was appointed United States commissioner of loans for Virginia and held office until his death in Richmond, Virginia on October 11, 1808.
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April 17, 1743
Rosewell, Gloucester, Virginia
Isle of Wight Co., Va
October 11, 1808