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Captain John Lillard

Also Known As: "Captain John Hutchling Lillard", "John H Lillard Capt"
Birthplace: Culpeper County, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: May 30, 1801 (63)
Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Mercer County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Lillard, Sr. and Elizabeth Ann Lillard
Husband of Polly Lillard; Susannah Lillard and Anne Thomas
Father of Lt. Christopher C. Lillard; Thomas Lillard; John Hutchings Lillard, Jr.; Elizabeth Chiles; Daniel Lillard, Sr. and 8 others
Brother of Captain James L Lillard, Sr.; William Lillard; Thomas Lillard; Moses Lillard, Sr.; Benjamin Lillard, Jr. and 1 other

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About Captain John Lillard

John LILLARD Sr. (Captain) died in 1802.

Spouse: Susannah BALL. John LILLARD Sr. (Captain) and Susannah BALL were married. Children were: Elizabeth LILLARD, David LILLARD, Anna LILLARD

Revolutionary Soldier

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor #: A070356

The chapter takes its name from John Lillard, the son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Lightfoot Lillard. John was born on November 3, 1737, in Culpeper County, Virginia. During the American Revolution he formed, under the direction of George Washington, his own Company known as the "Culpeper Minutemen," and he became its Captain. His wife, Susannah Ball Lillard, was the niece of Mary Ball Washington. She died at the birth of their thirteenth child, David, on November 18, 1782, while in route to the Kentucky District of Virginia. Captain John Lillard died on August 5, 1801, in Mercer County, Kentucky. He is buried on a farm near Harrodsburg.

John was married twice, first to Susannah (surname frequently given as Ball, though no authoritative source has been found to substantiate this) and second to Anne Moore (widow of Robert Thomas and daughter of Francis Moore, both of Orange, Virginia) about 1791 (sources still needed to confirm).

Lillard, A Family of Colonial America. Stout Lillard. Page 191

Susanna (Ball) Lillard, wife of Captain John, died either in child- birth or shortly afterward, when their youngest child David Lillard was born on November 18, 1782. Whether this was enroute to Kentucky from Virginia or whether it was shortly after their arrival at Harrodsburg is not known. However Captain John Lillard married a second time to Mrs. Anne (Moore) Thomas, widow of Capt. Robert Thomas, who had eleven children. Anne Moore Thomas was the daughter of Colonel Francis Moore, of Orange County, Virginia, who was a Colonial officer commis- sioned under King George of England. Anne Moore Thomas Lillard was a sister of Sarah Moore Spencer, wife of Joseph Spencer, also a Colonel of Orange County, Virginia. Capt. Robert Thomas and Anne Moore were married in Orange County, Va., on April 9, 1757. Another of her sisters, Mary Moore married William Price. Her brothers were Reuben, Francis and Bernard Moore .


  • ↑ David H. Lillard Jr, compiler, Lillard: A Family of Colonial Virginia, two volumes (Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc, 1991), , Vol II, p. 759.
  • ↑ "DAR Genealogical Research," database entry, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Daughters of the American Revolution ( : accessed 8 March 2017), entry for John Lillard, Ancestor #: A070356; The GRS is a collection of databases that provide access to the many materials amassed by the DAR since its founding in 1890.
  • ↑ Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General 1774–1985, Record Group 92, "U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963," database with images, ( : accessed 8 November 2016), entry for John Lillard; Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941. Microfilm publication M1916, 134 rolls. ARC ID: 596118. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Record Group 92. National Archives at Washington, D.C..
  • ↑ Ron V. Jackson Accelerated Indexing Systems, compiler, "Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890," digitized images, ( : updated 8 November 2016), entry for John Lillard in Culpeper County, Virginia; Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.
  • ↑ Augusta B. Fothergill and John Mark Naugle, Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87: Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974), 76.
  • ↑ "Kentucky Land Grants, 1782-1924," database, Provo, UT: Operations, Inc., 1997, ( : accessed 8 November 2016), entry for John Lillard, 26 Nov 1784; extracted from Willard Rouse Jillson, The Kentucky Land Grants, Vol I-II (Louisville, KY: Filson Club Publications, 1925), book 10.
  • ↑ Harry Kennett McAdams, compiler, Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: abstracts of early wills, deeds, and marriages from court houses and records of old Bibles, churches, grave yards, and cemeteries (Lexington, KY: Mrs. H. K. McAdams, 1929), p. 63; digital images, Operations, Inc., ( : accessed 8 November 2016; Chapter: Mercer County, Kentucky. Harrodsburg Court House.
  • ↑ David H. Lillard Jr, compiler, Lillard: A Family of Colonial Virginia, two volumes (Greenville, SC: Southern Historical Press, Inc, 1991), Vol II, p. 773

Capt John Lillard

  • BIRTH 3 Nov 1737 Culpeper County, Virginia, USA
  • DEATH 30 May 1801 (aged 63) Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
  • BURIAL Lillard Family Graveyard, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA Show Map
  • MEMORIAL ID 29068384 Photos by Kelly Darney

Revolutionary Soldier

Susannah Ball Lillard 1735–1782

Susanah Suley Lillard Jones 1770 – unknown
David Lillard 1782–1861

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Captain John Lillard's Timeline

November 3, 1737
Culpeper County, Virginia, Colonial America
Culpepper, Virginia, United States
August 16, 1760
Bromfield, Culpeper, Virginia, United States
Culpeper County, Virginia, United States
July 8, 1764
Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia, United States
October 12, 1768
Culpeper, Culpeper County, VA, United States
Culpepper, Virginia, United States
August 3, 1769
Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia, United States
August 3, 1769
Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia, United States