John Stith (c.1755 - 1808)

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Birthplace: Rock Spring, Brunswick, VA
Death: Died in Rock Spring, Brunswick, VA, USA
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A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of MAJOR. DAR Ancestor # A110259

  • 17. COL. JOHN STITH5 (Buckner4, Drury3, Drury2, John1 ) was born 24 March, 1755, and died in 1808. He entered the service as Lieutenant, and was promoted in the course of the war to the rank of Major taking part with distinguished gallantry in the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth. He was captured at Charlotte in 1780, but was exchanged and returned to duty with his command. He is usually styled Colonel, but this was probably a brevet rantk. Col. John Stith and Ann, his wife, who died in 1824, daughter of Lawrence Washington of Chotank, King George County had issue. (See Genealogical Charts.)
  • Many of the Stiths in Virginia were either related to some of the families of great Americans or were their contemporaries.  A Miss Virginia Washington Stith who lived in Washington D. C. in 1940, writes that she was a descendant of Capt. John Stith4 (Buckner3, Drury2, John1) and Anne Washington, a cousin of George Washington.  She advises that John and Anne lived on land that adjoined the Mount Vernon Tract and that later George Washington acquired this tract when John and Anne died.  This tract, according to Miss Stith is now a part of the Mount Vernon Estate and is still known as "Stith's Field", and that George Washington's diary contains frequent references to Capt. John Stith and his wife Anne (nee Washington).

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  • Stiths. by Charles R. Stith. date: prior to June 1994. printed here with permission of Mrs. Charles R. Stith

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Born March 24, 1755, son of Captain Buckner Stith, and Susanna ---, his wife; was lieutenant in the revolutionary army, and major, taking part in the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth. He was taken prisoner at Charlotte, in 1780, was exchanged, and returned to his command. He is usually styled Colonel, probably a brevet rank. He married Ann, daughter of Lawrence Washington, of Chotank, King George county. He died in 1808.

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Maj. John Stith's Timeline

1755
March 24, 1755
Brunswick, VA
1781
1781
Age 25
1783
December 11, 1783
Age 28
King George Co, VA
1789
1789
Age 33
Brunswick, VA, USA
1799
June 1, 1799
Age 44
Brunswick, VA
1800
1800
Age 44
1805
1805
Age 49
Brunswick Co Va
1808
1808
Age 52
Rock Spring, Brunswick, VA, USA
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