Do any of you have a "DANIEL" connection to the family of Col. William
FLEMING I, RS-VA (1727-1795) of Roanoke, VA. He married an Anne Nancy
"Annie" CHRISTIAN, d/o Israel CHRISTIAN and Elizabeth STARK of
Montgomery/Hanover County, VA. Their daughter, Elizabeth Christian FLEMING
married Samuel Graham RAMSEY (1771-1817), son of Reynolds RAMSEY RS-VA and
Naomi ALEXANDER - my 5th great grand parents.
Annie's brother, Col. William CHRISTIAN II (1743-1786) married Anne
HENRY, sister of Patrick HENRY.
Samuel Graham RAMSEY's sister, Jane RAMSEY born 1765, married Thomas
Means RENEAU RS-VA (1760-1840) -- my 4th great grand parents. I do not
know where Jane died but Thomas died in Blue River TWP, Harrison County, IN.
His grave, near Friendship, IN, was dedicated last year by the DAR and SAR
in a big ceremony.
The RAMSEYS were from New Castle, MD. Col William FLEMMING I, a doctor,
was born in Jedburgh, Scotland, the son of Lord Fleming Of HUGIL and Dorthea
There would seem to be a connection on this side of my DANIEL family -
the RENEAU side.
The following is a note from the History of Augusta County, VA relating
to Col. William FLEMING II. Maybe someone will see a DANIEL link in this
information. Notice the mention of Holston in the information about Col.
FLEMMING. My 2nd GGF, Rev. Russell RENEAU, (1807-1865) was admitted to the
Holston Conference of the Methodist Church in 1837. He married an Elizabeth
STOCKTON who I will bet is out of the STOCKTON family of Princeton, NJ.
Col William FLEMING II's children married into the FISHBACK, BULLITT,
WARFIELD, DICKENSON and POPE families. The children of Israel CHRISTIAN and
Elizabeth STARK married into the HENRY, FLEMING, TRIGG and WALLACE families.
TIA, any information is appreciated.....
From: "Annals of Augusta County", p. 125
William Christian, son of Israel, was born in Augusta in 1743. He
was a member of the House of Burgesses in 1774 (from Botetourt),
and leaving Williamsburg he raised a company and hastened to join
General Andrew Lewis, but failed to overtake him till the night
after the battle of Point Pleasant. In 1775, he was chosen
Lieutenant-Colonel of the first Virginia regiment of which Patrick
Henry was colonel. In 1776, however, he became colonel of the
first battalion of Virginia militia, and commander of an expedition
against the Cherokee Indians. The troops under his command
consisted of two battalions from Virginia and one from North
Carolina, which with other men employed, composed an army of one
thousand six hundred to one thousand eight hundred men. The
campaign lasted for three months. Not one man was killed, and no
one died. The Indians fled at the approach of the army, but many
of their towns were destroyed and their fields wasted. On the
return of the army to the settlements, Fort Henry was built at Long
Island, in the Holston, near the present Virginia state line, and
supplies were taken to it from Breckenridge and Augusta counties.
The fort was then supposed to be in Virginia.
In 1780, he commanded another expedition against the
Cherokees. In 1781, he was appointed by General Green at the head
of a commission to conclude a treaty with the Indians, his Virginia
associates became Arthur Campbell, William Preston and Joseph
Martin. In 1785 he removed to Kentucky, and settled near
Louisville. The year following he and others pursued a party of
marauding Indians across the Ohio River, and overtook two of them
near the spot where Jeffersonville, Indiana, now is. There he was
shot and killed by one of the Indians, both of whom were instantly
killed by Christian's companions. His body was carried home, and
the inscription on his tombstone states that he was killed April 9,
1786, aged 43. His wife was a sister of Patrick Henry. Colonel
Bullitt, of Kentucky, was his son-in-law. His only son died while
John R. Clarke