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Taliaferro STRIBLING, Sr.

Male Abt 1723 - 1774  (~ 51 years)


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  • Name Taliaferro STRIBLING 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Abt 1723  Stafford County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 1854-BQW 
    Will 4 Oct 1774  Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 5 Oct 1774  "Hopewell," Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 7 Dec 1774  Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) McIlhany, Hugh Milton, Some Virginia Families, Staunton, VA: Stoneburner & Profer, printers, 1903, pp. 35-37, 76, 84-85:

      Taliaferro Stribling, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Taliaferro Stribling, was born in Stafford County about 1723. In early manhood he moved with his father to Frederick County, and at the latter's death inherited the 600 acre plantation referred to above. This he "and Elizabeth his wife" sold Nov. 7, 1771, the deed stating that the property had been willed to him by his father Thomas Stribling. On Oct. 16, 1771 he purchased the estate called "Hopewell", which descended to his son Francis. His will, made Oct. 4, 1774, was recorded in the Frederick court Dec. 7, 1774. His personal estate, including 30 negroes, was appraised April 24, 1775 at ??1569. I have not been able to determine accurately the maiden name of his wife Elizabeth. The uniform tradition in the family has been that this Stribling, name unknown, married a Mary Taliaferro of Gloucester County, sister of the Elizabeth Taliaferro who married Edward Snickers of Frederick. . . . This could not have been the case. The fact that his own name was Taliaferro and that his mother was Elizabeth Taliaferro is sufficient ground for the tradition. And his wife was certainly named Elizabeth, as shown by the deed referred to above. I conjecture that her name was Elizabeth Wright, for the following reasons. Two of their grand-children, Elizabeth Stribling Wright Milton and Dr. Matthew Wright Stribling, bore that name, and I know of no other source from which it could have come. Then there is on record in Prince William County, dated March 29, 1742, the will of one Francis Wright, son of John Wright of that County, mentioning his wife Anne, and three young daughters, names not given. Sigismund Massey of Stafford County, probably a relative of the Striblings, was executor of the will. A short while after the death of Francis Wright, Thomas Stribling, Sr., was appointed guardian of these children. If Taliaferro Stribling had, about 1755, married one of these daughters, named Elizabeth, with whom he must have been well acquainted, all the facts in the case would be explained, as well as the origin of the name of his only daughter Anne Milton.

      Taliaferro and Elizabeth Stribling had at least six children. In his will he leaves to his son Francis Stribling "the land whereon I live on condition he pay my son Taliaferro 100?? as soon as he become 21 years of age". After the payment of his just debts, the rest of his estate was to be divided equally among "my six children-Francis, Taliaferro, Ann, Thomas, William and John". From the wording of this will I conclude that Francis, at that time only eighteen years of age, was the oldest child; that Taliaferro was the second; that the other children are named in the order of their ages, this fact being supported by the dates of their marriages and other points to be mentioned later; that they were all, therefore, under age at the time; that those six were all of his children; and that his wife had died between the years 1771 and 1774, as she is not mentioned in the will. . . . He died Oct. 5, 1774, and was buried at "Hopewell". The following are his descendants: . . .

      [i] FRANCIS STRIBLING, b. Frederick County, in 1756; d. "Hopewell", Sep. 6, 1823, "aged 67"; m. "Belvidere", near Charlestown, W. Va., in 1783, Nancy Tate (b. ib. Feb. 15, 1763; d. "Hopewell", July 4, 1825 . . . ); they were both interred at "Hopewell". He inherited this estate from his father, and lived there all his life, by his industry and thrift accumulating a great amount of property. Here all of his ten children were born, and to them he gave the best education available. He was a man of lasting influence in the community, being especially interested in the public charities of the county. At the time of his death his personal property was valued at $8000.00, while his landed possessions were very large. In his will, made June 4, 1823 and approved Oct. 6, 1823, he mentions his children,-Erasmus, Taliaferro, Francis, Magnus T., Thomas, George W., Nancy Neill, and Margaret P. Pennybacker; the children of his daughter Mary T. Crawford, deceased; and the daughter and only child of his son Sigismund, deceased. The "Hopewell" estate he left to his wife Nancy, to be sold at her death and equally divided among his children. Accordingly in 1826 it was sold to Fayette Washington, and the name was changed to "Waverly". His son Dr. Taliaferro Stribling qualified as executor of his will on a bond of $70,000.00. . . .

      [ii] TALIAFERRO STRIBLING, b. Frederick County, about 1758; was living there in 1784, but probably died shortly afterwards unmarried, as nothing further is known of him. . . .

      [iii] ANN STRIBLING, b. Frederick County, about 1760; d. "Milton Valley", near Berryville, Jan. 15, 1811; m. "Hopewell", July 20, 1782, John Milton. . . .

      [iv] THOMAS STRIBLING, b. Frederick County, about 1761; d. Red House, Putnam County, W. Va., in 1821; m. Frederick County, Dec. 4, 1788, Elizabeth Snickers (b. ib. Nov. 11, 1761; d. ib. April 19, 1819. . .). He was a merchant at Battletown, now Berryville, and owned a great deal of property in that neighborhood, being one of the trustees of the town when it was established in 1798. About 1786 he made a very perilous journey to Boonsborough, Ky., by way of the Kanawha River and down the Ohio in a canoe, intending to establish a trading post with the Indians, but afterwards returned to Berryville; and about 1810 he removed to Kanawha, West Virginia. . . .

      [v] WILLIAM STRIBLING, b. Frederick County, about 1763; d. ib. in the early part of 1793; m. ib. April 23, 1789, Mrs. Sarah Berry-Humphreys, widow of John Humphreys (who in his will, made July 8, 1775, approved March 4, 1777, mentions his wife, Sarah Humphreys, and her father Benjamin Berry, but no children), and daughter of Benjamin Berry of Berryville (who in deeds mentions his daughter Sarah Stribling and his grand-daughter Elizabeth T. Stribling). It is recorded in April, 1783, that William Stribling, orphan of Taliaferro Stribling, dec'd, chose Francis Stribling as his guardian. He was a merchant in Winchester, and at his early death left property valued at more than $8000.00. His wife must have been several years his senior, and she lived to an old age, dying in Butler County, Ky., in 1827. It was partly on her land that Berryville was established Jan. 15, 1798. In her will, a copy of which is on record in the Frederick court house, she mentions her two daughters. . . .

      [vi] JOHN STRIBLING, b. Frederick County, about 1765; d. ib. about 1797; m. ib. January 20, 1792, Sarah Drummond, an only child of one John Drummond. After his death she married July 8, 1802, Alexander Ross Milton. . . . He had two children.
    Person ID I18162  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 

    Father Thomas STRIBLING, Sr.,   b. Bef 5 Mar 1684, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 25 Mar 1755, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth TALIAFERRO,   b. 1695, Essex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1746 and 1750, Prince William County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1715  "Taliaferro's Mount," Essex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6480  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth WRIGHT 
    Children 
     1. Thomas STRIBLING,   b. Abt 1761, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1821, VA [now WV] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)  [natural]
     2. William STRIBLING,   b. Abt 1763, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)  [natural]
     3. John STRIBLING,   b. Abt 1765, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1797  (Age ~ 32 years)  [natural]
     4. Francis STRIBLING,   b. Abt 1756, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1823, "Hopewell," Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)  [natural]
     5. Taliaferro STRIBLING, Jr.,   b. Abt 1758, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1784  (Age ~ 27 years)  [natural]
     6. Ann STRIBLING,   b. Abt 1760, Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1811, "Milton Valley," Frederick County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2017 17:00:28 
    Family ID F8115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart