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Botetourt County, Virginia, USA

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  • Elizabeth Phebe Hart (1849 - 1891)
    Page 325 Page 436 Bibliographic information: The Grant family : a genealogical history of the descendants of Matthew Grant, of Windsor, Conn.1601-1898 by Grant, Arthur Hastings, 1865- P...
  • George Clare, of Botetourt County (c.1738 - 1790)
    Biography George Clare was born about 1738, in Ireland, to father Henry Clare and an unknown mother. We know from available sources he was in the Virginia Colony by 1774. [1] Family Mariah "Polly...
  • Mariah (Mary) (Polly) Clare (c.1738 - c.1787)
    Mariah Cox b.Abt 1738 d.Abt 1787 Botetourt County, Virginia Children include (unverified) John F. Clare Abt 1774 -. Wife? Thomas Clare,Abt 1774 - 1845, married 1) Sarah Miller 2) Anna Gast...
  • Harriet Clark (1788 - 1831)
    Harriet (Kennerly) Radford Clark was one of the daughters born to Samuel Kennerly and his wife Mary Talbot Hancock. Harriet was united in marriage twice during her life-time: first, on December 23, 18...
  • Catharine Eby (1742 - 1791)

First proposed in the House of Burgesses in 1767, Botetourt County was created in 1770 from Augusta County.[3] The county is named for Norborne Berkeley, Baron de Botetourt, more commonly known as Lord Botetourt (1718–1770), who was a popular governor of the Virginia Colony from 1768 to 1770, when he died suddenly while in office.

In 1772, the county was reduced to the area east of the New and Kanawha rivers by the creation of Fincastle County. Most of that latter county became the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1792. The other counties established directly from portions of Botetourt County are: Rockbridge (1778), Bath (1791), Alleghany (1822), Roanoke (1833), and Craig (1851).

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