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Botetourt County, Virginia, USA

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  • Ludowick Lewis Francisco, Jr. (1767 - 1850)
    Information came from National Society Daughters of American Colonists Lineage Book # 36434
  • Christopher Francisco (1804 - 1884)
    Husband of Halana Bowen Francisco
  • Margaret Francisco (1833 - c.1933)
  • Mary J Bryant (c.1830 - c.1880)
  • Sewell Preston Champe (1820 - 1866)
    Sewell Preston Champe BIRTH 1820 Botetourt County, Virginia, USA DEATH 21 Sep 1866 (aged 45–46) Davis Creek, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Cobbs Cemetery Spring Hill, Kanawha County, West ...

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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