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Maj. John Stith

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Rock Spring, Brunswick, VA
Death: 1808 (48-56)
Rock Spring, Brunswick, VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Buckner Stith, Sr. and Susannah Stith
Husband of Ann Stith
Father of Putnam Stith; Sarah Washington Irby; Lawrence Washington Stith; Needham Stith; Ariana Washington and 1 other
Brother of Elizabeth Daniel; Robert Stith; Buckner Stith, Jr.; Susanna Meade; Anne Dade Bolling and 4 others

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About Maj. John Stith

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).


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


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

March 24, 1755
Brunswick, VA
Age 25
Age 33
Brunswick, VA, USA
June 1, 1799
Age 44
Brunswick County, Virginia, United States
Age 44
Age 49
Brunswick Co Va
Age 52
Rock Spring, Brunswick, VA, USA