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Ancestors of William Marchant
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Ancestors of William Marchant


Generation No. 1

1.  William Marchant, born September 15, 1725 in
Baltimore Co.,MD.; died June 18, 1772 in CharlesTown,Berkeley Co.,WV. (now Jefferson Co.).  He was the son of 2. Richard Marchant and 3. Mary Elizabeth Ebden.  He married (1) Priscilla Brooks March 25, 1747 in Frederick Co.,VA..  She was born February 02, 1731 in Frederick Co.,VA., and died 1787 in Berkeley Co.,WV..

Notes for William Marchant:
     Their families were descendants of
French Huguenots who fled from France to England and then to America. They were prusecuted because they were Protestants. This story has been passed down through oral tradition. Note: Most of the Huguenots came to England either after the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre, in Paris, in 1572, or after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes by Louis XIV, in 1685.



Generation No. 2

2.  Richard Marchant, born 1700 in
Queen Anne's Co.,MD.; died September 01, 1752 in Frederick Co.,VA..  He was the son of 4. William Marchant and 5. Mary Ann Stoaker.  He married 3. Mary Elizabeth Ebden July 28, 1723 in Old St. Paul's Church Baltimore Co.,MD..
3.  Mary Elizabeth Ebden, born Abt. 1700 in Baltimore Co.,MD.; died 1753 in Frederick Co.,VA..  She was the daughter of 6. William Ebden,Jr. and 7. Elizabeth //.

Notes for Richard Marchant:
" In 1725 Richard Marchant, weaver,and Mary, his wife, deed to Samuel Harrison all that tract or parcel of land called Johns Interest, lying on the south side of Back Rr., being a part of a greater tract of land called Todds Range, surveyed in 1669 for Capt. Thomas Todd, 50 ac. of land.  ( This was recorded on Aug. 3, 1725 Baltimore Co., Md. 50 acres that was originally patented April 7, 1699.) In 1732, Richard Marchant, weaver,deeds a gift of some cattle to George Blankenship, orphan of William Blankenship of Arundel Co.,MD. No wife signs deed of gift. "Richard Marchant became a
Quaker, when he did is unknown. About 1734 he moved his family to Frederick Co., MD. in the Opeqon area near Mill Creek, close to the Village of Hopewell. Richard recieved his grant of land thru Alexander Ross who recieved a grant of 1000,000 in 1730 providing he would settle 100 planters within the grant. His description of land is as follows: "187 and one-half ac. on the north side of Mill Creek near the Opequon Creek". Alexander Stewart was also one of these families to reside in the same area. Hopewell Meeting was established in 1734, and Hopewell Friends Meeting House was set up near what is now Hopewell, VA., and between Winchester, VA., and Martinsburg, WV., west of Opeckon Creek. The earliest records of Hopewell Meeting have been lost, with the exception of a few items: "At our Monthly Meeting of Hopewell at Opeckon the fourth day of the Second month A.D. 1748. .....Ja. MaGrew and Jno. Hiatt are appointed to enquire into Richard Merchant's Conversation and what else may be Necessary & prepare a Certificate Accordingly to North Carolina or elsewhere...." Richard Marchant remained in Frederick Co. and died there. He made his will Mar. 25,1752; probated Sept. 1,1752. Some of his descendants sold their plantation and moved to Edgefield, SC. at Bush River.

Notes for Mary Elizabeth Ebden:
"Baltimore Co.,MD.: Edward Sweeting, planter, makes deposition in 1714 regarding the bounds of a tract called Upper Spring Neck,150 ac.,belonging to Edward Sweeting. The tract was surveyed in 1661,lying on west side of Bear Creek, a branch of Patapsco Rr. In 1716, Mary Sweeting, widow, deeds to Phillip Washington, Upper Spring Neck."

Children of Richard Marchant and Mary Ebden are:
1i.William Marchant, born September 15, 1725 in Baltimore Co.,MD.; died June 18, 1772 in CharlesTown,Berkeley Co.,WV. (now Jefferson Co.); married Priscilla Brooks March 25, 1747 in Frederick Co.,VA..
ii.Ellinor Marchant, born March 12, 1727 in Baltimore Co.,MD; married Benjamin Barrett in Warren Co.,OH.

Notes for Ellinor Marchant:
They moved to Warren Co.,OH.

iii.Mary B. Marchant, born July 27, 1734 in Baltimore Co.,MD; married Johnathon Taylor; born March 18, 1718 in Long Island,SuffolkCo..

Notes for Johnathon Taylor:
One of his daughters was called "Ann" and she married Jacob Chandler 9-27-1764. She was probably from his first marriage. His first wife's name was Ann. He and his 2nd wife moved to the Carolina's.
"Bush River Monthly Meeting",Newberry Co.,SC.

iv.Richard Marchant,Jr., born 1744 in Frederick Co.,VA; married Elizabeth // 1771 in SC.

Notes for Richard Marchant,Jr.:
He was or became a Quaker as attested by Hopewell Monthly Meeting, Jan.3,1763, he was "Disowned" for "Training in militia and fighting." (Indian Wars at that time). He sold the estate in WV. in 1771 & moved to SC.

v.Rosannah Marchant, born 1748.


Generation No. 3

4.  William Marchant, born 1673; died in Charles Town,VA..  He was the son of 8.
Abishai Merchant and 9. Mary Taylor.  He married 5. Mary Ann Stoaker.
5.  Mary Ann Stoaker

Notes for William Marchant:
     Notes from Dana Padgett (d9999_@hotmail.com): William and his brother John kept the name Marchant. While Abishae (father) and other brother Samuel used the name Merchant. William Sr. settled on a plantation on Mill Creek,near Charles Town (now part of West Virginia). He died there.


Children of William Marchant and Mary Stoaker are:
2i.Richard Marchant, born 1700 in Queen Anne's Co.,MD.; died September 01, 1752 in Frederick Co.,VA; married Mary Elizabeth Ebden July 28, 1723 in Old St. Paul's Church Batimore Co.,MD..
ii.William Marchant
iii.Abraham Marchant
iv.Isaac Marchant
v.Prescilla Marchant, married // Swimley.
vi.Nancy Marchant, married // Lewis.


6.  William Ebden,Jr., born Abt. 1667 in Baltimore Co.,MD.; died October 04, 1699 in Baltimore Co.,MD..  He was the son of 12. William Ebdon,Sr. and 13. Jane //.  He married 7. Elizabeth // Abt. 1690 in Baltimore Co.,MD..
7.  Elizabeth //, born Abt. 1670 in Baltimore Co.,MD..

Children of William Ebden and Elizabeth // are:
3i.Mary Elizabeth Ebden, born Abt. 1700 in Baltimore Co.,MD.; died 1753 in Frederick Co.,VA; married (1) Edward Sweeting; married (2) Richard Marchant July 28, 1723 in Old St. Paul's Church Batimore Co.,MD..
ii.Sarah Ebden, married Nicholas Herbert.

Notes for Sarah Ebden:
She had no children.

iii.Penelope Ebden, married James Judd.


Generation No. 4

8.  Abishai Merchant, born January 10, 1649 in
Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA.; died 1712 in Edgartown,Dukes Co.,MA..  He was the son of 16. LT. John Marchant III and 17. Sarah //.  He married 9. Mary Taylor 1673 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA..
9.  Mary Taylor, born December 18, 1650 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA.; died February 01, 1717 in Edgartown,Dukes Co.,MA..  She was the daughter of 18. Richard Taylor and 19. Ruth Wheldon.

Notes for Abishai Merchant:
     Notes from Dana Padgett (d9999_@hotmail.com): He was of
Martha's Vineyard on Dec 6, 1693 when he sold land to Lt. John Coffin. The following is from handwritten notes in the Edgartown Historical Society; Plymouth Colony Records Vol. 5, p. 43: July 5, 1670, " Abishai Marchant, for being found to be in bed with Mary the wife of Morgan Jones, was fined the sume of 40s to the use of the Collonie." Plymouth Colony Records Vol. 8, p. 132: " July 1670, fined L2, for above offence" July 5, 1670 (CM, PCR 5:43): Abisha Marchant, for being found to be in bed with Mary, the wife of Morgan Jones, was fined the summe of forty shillings to the vse of the collonie. August 11, 1670 (PCR 5:48): Abisha Marchant, for being in bed with Mary, the wife of Morgan Jones,
fined forty shillings. Plymouth Colony Records Vol. 5, p. 12: "Mar. 4, 1672/3 - Abishai Marchant
& Mary Taylor for committing fornication with each other, fined each of them L5." March 4, 1672/1673 (CM, PCR 5:112): Abisha Marchant and Mary Tayler, for committing fornication with each
other, fined each of them five pound. In the book; " History of Cape Cod [ History of Barnstable County ],
Annals of Yarmouth, Vol. 2. p. 195: April 26, 1676, Abishai Marchant of Yarmouth " rated L1:15:3, towards the charge of the late was." Evidently Abishai neglected to show up for duty and subsequently was
fined. In the book "History of Barnstable County", "Annals of Yarmouth" pages 195-195. "towards to late war", shows both the tax-paying inhabitants at this date, and their comparative wealth. We retain order of names, inasmuch as it probably indicates neighborhood. Abishai Marchant, 1.15. 3, he appears 28th on the list in the first colum, between Anthony Fry and Mr. Sunderland. Abishai's father John appears in the second column, second to last on the list. John Marchant, 2.11 ( Dana Padgett states that John is the father of Abishai as he is not dead until 1693, and son John b. 1679/80, of Abishai would have been too young.)



Children of Abishai Merchant and Mary Taylor are:
4i.William Marchant, born 1673; died in Charles Town,VA; married Mary Ann Stoaker.
ii.John Marchant, born 1679.
iii.Samuel Marchant, born 1683.


12.  William Ebdon,Sr., born Abt. 1640; died Abt. February 22, 1677 in Baltimore Co.,MD..  He married 13. Jane // Abt. 1665 in Baltimore Co.,MD..
13.  Jane //

Children of William Ebdon and Jane // are:
6i.William Ebden,Jr., born Abt. 1667 in Baltimore Co.,MD.; died October 04, 1699 in Baltimore Co.,MD; married Elizabeth // Abt. 1690 in Baltimore Co.,MD..
ii.// Ebden
iii.// Ebden


Generation No. 5

16.  LT. John Marchant III, born 1625 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA.; died 1693 in Edgartown,Martha's Vineyard,Dukes Co.,MA..  He was the son of 32. John Merchant II and 33. Sarah //.  He married 17. Sarah // 1646.
17.  Sarah //, born 1625 in ENGLAND; died in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA..

Notes for LT. John Marchant III:
     Notes from Dana Padgett (d9999_@hotmail.com): JOHN MARCHANT, JR. Son of John Marchant and Sarah Marchcant Born abt. 1625, died bef. 1693; married bef. 1648, wife's name unknown, and continued to reside in Yarmouth, MA., with his family after death of father. Admitted freeman, June 3, 1652; ensign, 1664; lieut., 1670.
In 1676 was "rated" for "the late war" (King Phillip's) and in list of townsmen, 1679 (Yarmouth Town Records); granted land in town, 1682, which was sold by his son Abisha Dec. 6, 1693; probably removed to Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, abt. 1682.
Bibliography: History of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., by Charles Edward Banks, M.D., 1911, Vol. 2, pp. 77-79 and Vol. 3, pp. 291-97. also from RANDALL and ALLIED FAMILIES, oage 317.
     John II continued to reside in Yarmouth, and is known as Lieutenant John. It is not known whom he married nor the Christian name of his wife, but he had taken a wife before 1648, when children were recorded to him in Yarmouth.
     In the "History of Barnstable County", "Annals of Yarmouth", pages 194-195, "...towards the charge of the late war", shows the tax-paing inhabitants at this date, and their comparative wealth. We retain order of names, inasmuch as it probably indicates neighborhood.
John Marchant, 2.11, He appears in the second column, second from the last entry. Also on the list is son, Abishai Marchant, 1.15.3, 28th on the list in this first column. Lived in Edgartown, Mass. He obtained freeman status in 1652.
     Listed in the book, "Society of the Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Mass 1906": page 354
MARCHANT, LIEUTENANT JOHN,(???), Yarmouth, Mass. Ensign of Yarmouth Company,, June 8, 1664. Lieutenant of the Military Company in Yarmouth, August 11, 1670
     From "Soldier in
King Philips War: page 456, LIEUTENANT.
William Holmes, Plymouth, 1635
John Vassell, Scituate, 1652
James Torrey, Scituate, 1655
Peregrine White, Marshfield, 1655
Ephraim Morton, Plymouth, 1664
Samuel Nash, Duxbury, 1645
Josias Standish, Bridgewater, 1660
George Macy, Taunton, 1665
Peter Hunt, Rehoboth, 1654
Isaac Bucke, Scituate, 1670
John Smith, Dartmouth, 1674
William Palmer, Yarmouth, 1643
Samuel Ryder, Yarmouth, 1653
John MARCHANT, Yarmouth, 1670
John Blackmore, Sandwich, 1638
William Newland, Sandwich, 1647
John Ellis, Sandwich, 1653
Joseph Rogers, Eastham, 1647
Thomas Dimmock, Barnstable, 1643
Thomas Hayward, jr., Bridgewater, 1664
James Wyatt, Taunton, 1651.
     In the year 1643 an official canvass of every town in Plymouth Colony was made, to find the men, between the ages of sixteen and sixty years, who were able to bear arms. These lists are preserved in the Plymouth Records, but I have not thought best to insert them here, as the men were not properly soldiers.
     In 1643, a more compact and responsible military organization was established in the three towns, Plymouth, Duxbury, and Marshfield. While a careful canvass of the colony was made that year, and account taken of every man "able to bear arms," this company was made up of chosen men, and was independent. None were received unless they were freemen, honest, and of good repute, and by the election of the members of the company. Training exercises were begun and ended with prayer. Strict order was enjoined, and any infringement of rules was punished with dismission from the company. Each man, upon election, must provide himself with a musket or sword, rest, bandoleers, etc. Only one third of whole company were allowed to carry pikes. The following rules were in force:
     "All who are elected chief officers in this military company shall be so titled and forever afterwards so reputed, except he obtain a higher place. That every man enlisted in this company shall pay sixpence a quarter for the use of the company. That when any one of this company dies, the company shall come together with their armes, upon warning, and 'interr his corps' as a soldier, and according to his place and quality. All must take the oath of fidelity before admission to the company. All postures of pike and muskett, motions rankes and files, &c., messengers, skirmishes, sieges, batteries, watches, sentinells, &c., must be always performed according to true military discipline."

The officers appointed over this company were,

Capt. Myles Standish,
Lieut. Nathl Thomas,
Nathl. Souther, Clark,
Matthew Fuller, | sergeants.
Samuel Nash, |
(Listed is John MARCHANT of Yarmouth, 1670)

More About John Marchant, Lt.:
Military service: Ensign in 1664, Lieutenant in 1670

The above notes from Dana Padgett (d9999_@hotmail.com).
      


Child of John Marchant and Sarah // is:
8i.Abishai Merchant, born January 10, 1649 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA.; died 1712 in Edgartown,Dukes Co.,MA; married Mary Taylor 1673 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA..


18.  Richard Taylor, born 1622 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA.; died December 04, 1673 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA..  He married 19. Ruth Wheldon October 27, 1646 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA..
19.  Ruth Wheldon, born 1625 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA.; died Bef. December 04, 1673 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA..  She was the daughter of 38. Gabriel Wheldon and 39. Margaret Quadequina.

Child of Richard Taylor and Ruth Wheldon is:
9i.Mary Taylor, born December 18, 1650 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA.; died February 01, 1717 in Edgartown,Dukes Co.,MA; married Abishai Merchant 1673 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA..


Generation No. 6

32.  John Merchant II, born 1600 in Somerset,ENGLAND; died Bef. 1670 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA..  He was the son of 64. John Marchant and 65. Joane Cottington.  He married 33. Sarah // Abt. 1624.
33.  Sarah //, born Abt. 1595 in ENGLAND; died December 03, 1638 in MA..

Notes for John Merchant II:
JOHN MARCHANT Born 1600, died prob. bef. 1670; married SARAH (d. Dec. 3, 1638);
Feb. 24, 1638/9, there was granted 8 acres for himself and another male at
Mount Wollaston, Braintree, MA.;
June 2, 1638, admitted inhabitant of Newport, R. I. There was a William Merchant of Watertown, MA., 1641, and John removed there prob. in 1642 and was there, 1645; removed to Yarmouth, MA., bef. 1648 and June 7, 1648, was chosen constable there.
John prob. died prior to 1670, when his married son John was promoted from ensign to lieut. in militia and was called "Senior". Bibliography: History of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., by Charles Edward Banks, M.D., 1911, Vol. 2, pp. 77-79 and Vol. 3, pp. 291-97.

(It is recorded in one source that)... JOHN MARCHANT the emigrant was descended from John Marchant and Joan Surbridge, who were married in Oxted, Surrey, July 14, 1566. He came from England to Newport, R. I., where he was an inhabitant June 2, 1638. He died prior to 1670, at which time his son John was called Senior. Other children are unknown.

Although it is unclear as to exactly when John came to this country, it is certain he was here before 1625, as this is when his son John was born in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

There are two different references to "Captain Marchant", both of which place him in Virginia between 1619-1621, in the P.R.O., England.
The first is a letter to Sir Edward Sandies in England from John Rolf "...a Dutch Man of Warr in the burden of 160 tones arrived at Point Comfort, the Commandors name Capt. Jope. He brought not anything but 20 odd Negroes, which we the Governor and Capt. Marchant bought for victualls * at the best and easier rate they could". (*whereof he was in great need as he pretended)
The second in the book, "Newes from Virginia", by John Smith. This is an excert of the book, page 70:
..."As yet, we have no houses to cover us, our tents were rotten, and our Cabbins were then nought: our heat commoditie was
ypon which we made chissels, the president and Capt. Martin's sickness constreyed me to be Caoe Marchant, and yet to spare no pains in making houses for the company, ----"

This is an article written by the New England Historical Society, "New England's Colonial Wars", A Consice History 1521-1775 by James R. Brann. F.A.C.G. It lists Major Colonies and their dates, 1620 Plymouth Bay Colony, 1626 Massachusetts Bay Colony. Given this time frame, perhaps this Capt. Marchant was our John Marchant, who very possible migrated northward.


From "Savage, Vol III, Dictionary of First Settlers of New England", page 120 and 193
MERCHANT, or MARCHANT, JOHN, Braintree, whose w. Sarah d. 3 Dec.
1638, removed, I think, soon to Rhode Island and 2 June 1639 was allowed as an inhabitant of
Newport. Perhaps he was afterward of Yarmouth, there had:
Mary, b. 20 May 1648;
Abijah, 10 Jan. 1651.
WILLIAM, Watertown, 1639, by wife
Mary had Mary, b; 24 Mar. 1642, and removed to Ipswicb, there died. 4
Sept. 1668.


From "A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Vol 1", page 302
(This is the earliest record I found of Marchant records.)

HELLIER GOSSELIN, removing into Guernsey, m. first, Perotine, daughter of Francis Henry, of that island, and had issue,
NICHOLAS, his successor.
Collette, m. first, to Thomas le Marchant, esq. and secondly, to Peter Pelley, esq. This lady d. in 1621.

Hellier Gosselin wedded two other wives, but had no other children. He was sworn in September, 1546, KING'S PROCUREUR for Guernsey, was bailiff of the island during the reigns of HENRY VIII. EDWARD VI. MARY and ELIZABETH, and was elected in 1564, a jurat of the royal court. He d. in 1579, and was s. by his son,

NICHOLAS GOSSELIN, esq. one of the clerks of the council to Queen ELIZABETH,



Child of John Merchant and Sarah // is:
16i.LT. John Marchant III, born 1625 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA.; died 1693 in Edgartown,Martha's Vineyard,Dukes Co.,MA; married Sarah // 1646.


38.  Gabriel Wheldon, born 1600 in Arnold,Nottinghamshire,ENGLAND; died April 04, 1655 in Malden,Yarmouth Co.,MA..  He married 39. Margaret Quadequina Abt. 1619 in ENGLAND.
39.  Margaret Quadequina, born 1600 in Village of Pokonet,MA.; died 1651 in MA..  She was the daughter of 78.
Chief Quadequina Wampanag.

Notes for Gabriel Wheldon:
Made his Will on 11 Dec 1653, prob. 4 Feb. 1654. !ALSO SPELLED WHEELDON-WEELDEN-WHEILDON-WHEILDEN-WELDING. !Was married to a Margaret at the time of his death, Do not know if this is Katherine's mother or step-mother.

!"Gordon B. Hinckley, Shoulder for the Lord" by George M. McCune page 35- " Two of the early immigrants to Plymouth colony were Gabriel Wheldon, of Arnold, Nottingham, England, and his brother (name unknown). Gabriel had been married in England before sailing to America but his first wife named Margaret evidentally was deceased at the time of his migration.
Both brothers had a free spirit much like Staphen Hopkins and found their way to the camps of the Wampanoags. There they both fell in love with two of the daughters of chief Quadequina, younger brother of the Great Chief. They each married and Gabriel gave his second wife the English name 'Margaret' after his first spouse. The two counseled with their father-in-law and his older brother Massasoit regarding what to do. The Plymouth Colony would probably punish them for their intermarriage. Massasoit advised them to return to the colyn and all would be well.
The Plymouth Colony tribunals saved face by banishing the couples from Plymouth for life but did not send them back to England. Gabriel and Margaret established their home in Barnstable where the Hinckleys came in late 1630's and here Gabriel and Margaret raised a large family of girls.
One of these was Catherine "Catone" Wheldon who married Stephen Hopkins' oldest son Giles on October 9, 1639. Giles had been given the home his father had build in Yarmouth and the couple established their home and raised four children there. When Giles' father Stephen passed away about July 1644, his father left an estate....


Child of Gabriel Wheldon and Margaret Quadequina is:
19i.Ruth Wheldon, born 1625 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA.; died Bef. December 04, 1673 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA; married Richard Taylor October 27, 1646 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA..


Generation No. 7

64.  John Marchant, born September 08, 1571 in Yoevil, Somerset,ENGLAND.  He was the son of 128. John Marchant and 129. Eva Cominge.  He married 65. Joane Cottington Abt. 1594 in Yoevil Parish,Somerset,ENGLAND.
65.  Joane Cottington, born 1574.

Notes for John Marchant:
There are claims the parents of John Marchant, the Emigrant, were John Marchant and Joan Surbridge who married 14 July 1566 at Oxted, Surrey, England.


Notes for Joane Cottington:
Her last name can be spelled "Coddington".

Child of John Marchant and Joane Cottington is:
32i.John Merchant II, born 1600 in Somerset,ENGLAND; died Bef. 1670 in Yarmouth,Barnstable Co.,MA; married (1) Collette Gosselin; married (2) Sarah // Abt. 1624.


78.  Chief Quadequina Wampanag, born 1576.

Child of Chief Quadequina Wampanag is:
39i.Margaret Quadequina, born 1600 in Village of Pokonet,MA.; died 1651 in MA; married Gabriel Wheldon Abt. 1619 in ENGLAND.


Generation No. 8

128. 
John Marchant, born 1540 in Yoevil, Somerset,ENGLAND; died 1593.  He was the son of 256. William Marchant.  He married 129. Eva Cominge July 08, 1568 in Yoevil Parish,Somerset,ENGLAND.
129.  Eva Cominge, born Abt. 1548 in Yoevil, Somerset,ENGLAND.

Notes for John Marchant:
     From research of Bruce & Carol Hayward, from their notes of Jerry Bird: This family hails from the Island of Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK. We are direct descendants of Peter Le Marchant who died in 1335. Peter was the Lieutenant Governor and Bailiff of the
Island of Guernsey early in the fourteenth century. In 1689, a petition for recording the descent and genealogy of the Le Marchants in the Court of Hearaldy, was made and granted. Three brothers, descendants of this family came to America. They settled on Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard in the 1600's. John was required, along with two other men to produce one pair of Almain Rivetts; he was keeper of the poor. Almain Rivetts was light armour made flexible by overlapping plates sliding on rivets. They were guards for the elbows, which would account for the pairs. They were invented in Germany (hence "Allmain" - "allemand").


Child of John Marchant and Eva Cominge is:
64i.John Marchant, born September 08, 1571 in Yoevil, Somerset,ENGLAND; married Joane Cottington Abt. 1594 in Yoevil Parish,Somerset,ENGLAND.


Generation No. 9

256.  William Marchant  He was the son of 512. Jean Baptiste Marchant.

Child of William Marchant is:
128i.John Marchant, born 1540 in Yoevil, Somerset,ENGLAND; died 1593; married Eva Cominge July 08, 1568 in Yoevil Parish,Somerset,ENGLAND.


Generation No. 10

512.  Jean Baptiste Marchant

Child of Jean Baptiste Marchant is:
256i.William Marchant

Note: From generation 4, Abishai Marchant from notes of Dana Padgett (d9999_@hotmail.com). I have suspected for several years now that my Marchant's were from the Martha's Vineyard line. When I found the work of Dana Padgett & Jerry Bird, that helped to confirm my research.

Farmington,Fulton Co.,ILDescendants of William Marchant


Generation No. 1

1.  William10 Marchant  (Richard9, William8, Abishai7 Merchant, John6 Marchant III, John5 Merchant II, John4 Marchant, John3, William2, Jean Baptiste1) was born September 15, 1725 in Baltimore Co.,MD., and died June 18, 1772 in CharlesTown,Berkeley Co.,WV. (now Jefferson Co.).  He married Priscilla Brooks March 25, 1747 in Frederick Co.,VA..  She was born February 02, 1731 in Frederick Co.,VA., and died 1787 in Berkeley Co.,WV..

Children of William Marchant and Priscilla Brooks are:
+2i.Rebecca11 Marchant, born March 23, 1748 in Frederick Co.,VA.; died July 15, 1829 in New Albany,Floyd Co.,IN..
+3ii.Richard Marchant, born August 29, 1750 in Frederick Co.,VA.; died December 1823.
+4iii.William Marchant, born November 19, 1752 in Frederick Co.,VA.; died 1822 in Berkeley Co.,WV..
5iv.Jacob Marchant, born December 27, 1754 in Frederick Co.,VA.; died Bef. 1805.
+6v.Mary Marchant, born March 24, 1757 in Frederick Co.,VA.; died 1822.
+7vi.Isaac Marchant, born July 17, 1758 in Bunker Hill,VA.(now WV.); died September 01, 1814 in Bunker Hill,WV..
+8vii.Abraham Marchant, born December 15, 1763 in Berkeley Co.,VA.; died October 17, 1815 in New Martinsburg,Highland Co.,OH..
9viii.John Marchant, born 1765.  He married Sarah Bishop November 16, 1790 in Frederick Co.,VA..
10ix.Frances Marchant, born May 07, 1765 in Frederick Co.,VA..  She married // Caperton.
+11x.Elizabeth Marchant, born September 17, 1767 in Frederick Co.,VA.; died 1816 in Washington Co.,VA..


Generation No. 2

2.  Rebecca11 Marchant (William10, Richard9, William8, Abishai7 Merchant, John6 Marchant III, John5 Merchant II, John4 Marchant, John3, William2, Jean Baptiste1) was born March 23, 1748 in Frederick Co.,VA., and died July 15, 1829 in New Albany,Floyd Co.,IN..  She married James Stewart,Jr. June 01, 1765 in Frederick Co.,VA., son of James Stewart and Elizabeth Davies.  He was born June 08, 1743 in Frederick Co.,VA., and died December 29, 1812 in near Charlestown,Clark Co.,IN..

Children of Rebecca Marchant and James Stewart are:
12i.William12 Stewart, born March 17, 1766 in Frederick Co.,VA.; died September 08, 1805 in Harrod's Creek,Jefferson Co.,KY..  He married Mary Nancy Ann Daniel November 17, 1793 in Jefferson Co.,KY.; born Abt. 1770.
13ii.James Stewart, born January 05, 1769 in Frederick Co.,VA.; died 1794 in Ohio by Indians.
14iii.John Stewart, born May 02, 1771 in Frederick Co.,VA.; died September 25, 1805 in Jefferson Co.,KY..  He married Elizabeth Hughes May 15, 1791 in Jefferson Co.,KY.
15iv.Priscilla Stewart, born September 03, 1772 in Redstone Fort,PA. (now Brownsville,PA.); died September 02, 1854 in Clark Co.,IN..  She married Thomas Downs March 02, 1789 in Jefferson Co.,KY.; born October 01, 1765 in Baltimore,Baltimore Co.,MD.; died February 27, 1824 in Clark Co.,IN..
16v.David Davis Stewart, born March 06, 1776 in Redstone Fort,PA. (now Brownsville,PA.).  He married (1) Eleanor Scott August 20, 1799 in Jefferson Co.,KY.; born 1778 in Hampshire Co.,VA..  He married (2) Minnie Blackwell March 23, 1809 in Clark Co.,IN.; born in Berkeley,Norfolk,VA..  He married (3) Minta Gullett May 07, 1821 in Clark Co.,IN.; born Abt. 1800.
17vi.Anna Stewart, born December 15, 1778 in Beargrass,VA.; died in infancy. Beargrass,VA..
18vii.Rebecca Stewart, born October 26, 1781 in Beargrass,Kentucky Co.,VA.(now Louisville,KY.); died September 29, 1862 in New Albany,Floyd Co.,IN..  She married (1) Jeremiah Mayes November 03, 1796 in Jefferson Co.,KY..  She married (2) Josiah T. Akin May 24, 1806 in Henry Co.,KY.; born March 15, 1777 in Beargrass,Kentucky Co.,VA.(now Louisville,KY.); died March 18, 1858 in New Albany,Floyd Co.,IN..
19viii.Marchant Stewart, born January 26, 1784 in Beargrass,Kentucky Co.,,VA.(now Louisville,KY.); died December 19, 1849 in Jefferson Co.,KY.  He married Sarah Thomas May 22, 1812 in Jefferson Co.,Ky.; born December 03, 1792 in KY.; died October 26, 1865 in Owensboro,Daviess Co.,KY..
20ix.Stephen Stewart, born July 20, 1786 in Beargrass,Kentucky Co.,VA.(now Louisville,KY.); died Bef. May 11, 1812 in Charlestown,Clark Co.,IN..  He married Elizabeth Kirkpatrick July 19, 1806 in Harrod's Creek,Jefferson Co.,KY.; born Abt. 1782 in PA.; died 1818 in Jefferson Co.,KY..
21x.Elizabeth Stewart, born December 19, 1790 in Beargrass,Kentucky Co.,VA.(now Louisville,KY.); died Abt. 1815 in probably childbirth in IN..  She married John Stewart January 1807 in Beargrass,VA.; born Abt. 1777; died February 02, 1841 in Wabash Co.,IL..
22xi.Isaac Stewart, born April 03, 1792 in Beargrass,Kentucky Co.,VA.(now Louisville,KY.); died August 13, 1863 in Sullivan ,Sullivan Co.,IN..  He married (1) Susan Chewksbury Winn Redman December 23, 1813 in Clark Co.,IN.; born March 08, 1795 in Montgomery Co.,MD.; died October 04, 1832 in New Albany,Floyd Co.,IN..  He married (2) Mary Murphy March 28, 1841 in New Albany,Floyd Co.,IN.; born 1817 in VA.; died July 29, 1889 in Sullivan,Sullivan Co.,IN..


3.  Richard11 Marchant (William10, Richard9, William8, Abishai7 Merchant, John6 Marchant III, John5 Merchant II, John4 Marchant, John3, William2, Jean Baptiste1) was born August 29, 1750 in Frederick Co.,VA., and died December 1823.  He married Sarah // in Frederick Co.,VA.. 

Children of Richard Marchant and Sarah // are:
23i.William12 Marchant, born 1777; died 1829.  He married (1) Russey Jeans 1805.  He married (2) Clarissa Offut Abt. 1807.  He married (3) Hannah Anderson August 05, 1828.
24ii.Rhoda Marchant, born 1779.  She married Justes Gerrard September 16, 1797 in Berkley Co.,WV..
25iii.Frances R. Marchant, born 1781.  She married Joseph Cameron June 23, 1798 in Berkley Co.,WV..
26iv.Abraham Marchant, born January 28, 1784 in Winchester,Frederick Co.,VA.; died in Tuscarawas Co.,OH..  He married Nancy Furbay February 13, 1812 in Berkeley Co.,WV.; born March 28, 1795.
27v.John Marchant, born 1785.  He married Jane // Abt. 1812.
28vi.Jessie Marchant, born 1787.  He married Rachel Housman September 02, 1808.
29vii.James Marchant, born September 10, 1788 in VA.; died June 29, 1859 in Morrisonville,Loudoun Co.,VA..  He married Mary Morrison.
30viii.Priscilla Marchant, born May 01, 1791; died December 14, 1849.  She married (1) Jacob Gilbert.  She married (2) Bacon Burwell November 27, 1813 in Berkley Co.,WV.; died 1825.
31ix.Nancy Marchant, born 1793.  She married George Slonaker April 15, 1816.


4.  William11 Marchant (William10, Richard9, William8, Abishai7 Merchant, John6 Marchant III, John5 Merchant II, John4 Marchant, John3, William2, Jean Baptiste1) was born November 19, 1752 in Frederick Co.,VA., and died 1822 in Berkeley Co.,WV..  He married Mary //.  She was born in PA..

Child of William Marchant and Mary // is:
32i.William12 Marchant, born 1806 in Warren Co.,OH.; died June 11, 1851 in Warren Co.,OH..  He married Lydia H. //; born in Warren Co.,OH..


6.  Mary11 Marchant (William10, Richard9, William8, Abishai7 Merchant, John6 Marchant III, John5 Merchant II, John4 Marchant, John3, William2, Jean Baptiste1) was born March 24, 1757 in Frederick Co.,VA., and died 1822.  She married David Lewis IV, son of David Lewis and Mary //.  He was born 1750 in Frederick Co.,VA., and died 1791 in the Ohio Valley while fighting Indians.

Children of Mary Marchant and David Lewis are:
33i.David12 Lewis.  He married Elizabeth Snider April 18, 1802.
34ii.John Lewis.  He married Mary Cooper December 27, 1803.
35iii.Mary Lewis.  She married Hiram Baldwin August 01, 1801.
36iv.Fielding Lewis.  He married Elizabeth Bowers April 20, 1802.
37v.Stephen Lewis.  He married Julia Ann Griffith.
38vi.Rebecca Lewis.  She married James Cameron.
39vii.Benjamin Lewis.
40viii.Priscilla Lewis.  She married Robert McDonald August 22, 1808.
41ix.Lewis Lewis, born 1790; died November 16, 1873.  He married Mary Zachmann August 17, 1812.


7.  Isaac11 Marchant (William10, Richard9, William8, Abishai7 Merchant, John6 Marchant III, John5 Merchant II, John4 Marchant, John3, William2, Jean Baptiste1) was born July 17, 1758 in Bunker Hill,VA.(now WV.), and died September 01, 1814 in Bunker Hill,WV..  He married Mary Bull November 05, 1780, daughter of Robert Bull and Sarah Littler.  She was born Abt. 1762, and died July 02, 1798 in Bunker Hill,WV..

Children of Isaac Marchant and Mary Bull are:
42i.Nathan12 Marchant, born September 19, 1784.  He married Mary Lindsey November 18, 1805 in Berkley Co.,WV..
43ii.Edon Marchant, born July 04, 1785.
44iii.Isaac Marchant, born August 31, 1788.
45iv.Rachel Marchant, born November 01, 1790.
46v.Sarah Marchant, born January 07, 1793.
47vi.Jacob Marchant, born 1795.
48vii.Mary Marchant, born June 27, 1797.


8.  Abraham11 Marchant (William10, Richard9, William8, Abishai7 Merchant, John6 Marchant III, John5 Merchant II, John4 Marchant, John3, William2, Jean Baptiste1) was born December 15, 1763 in Berkeley Co.,VA., and died October 17, 1815 in New Martinsburg,Highland Co.,OH..  He married Sarah Bull April 03, 1786 in Frederick Co.,VA., daughter of Robert Bull and Sarah Littler.  She was born March 20, 1767 in Frederick Co.,VA., and died April 07, 1845 in Fulton Co.,IL..

Children of Abraham Marchant and Sarah Bull are:
49i.Lydia12 Marchant, born January 22, 1786 in Berkeley Co.,WV.; died August 22, 1878 in Highland Co.,OH..  She married Rees Morgan January 30, 1805 in Berkeley Co.,WV..
50ii.Rebecca Marchant, born April 07, 1790 in Berkeley Co.,WV.; died August 1844 in probably Fulton Co.,IL..  She married David Dunn April 25, 1808 in Berkeley Co.,WV.; born June 11, 1785 in Berkeley Co.,WV.; died September 12, 1842.
51iii.Jonah Marchant, born September 23, 1794 in Berkeley Co.,WV.; died February 25, 1872 in Farmington,Fulton Co.,IL..  He married (1) Sarah Jane Brown December 03, 1814 inManchester,Adams Co.,OH..; born 1796 in Berkeley Co.,WV.; died February 1849 in Farmington,Fulton Co.,IL..  He married (2) Lydia Mattice April 21, 1850; born in NJ..
52iv.Joel Marchant, born 1796 in Berkeley Co.,WV.; died June 04, 1889 in Farmington,Fulton Co.,IL..
53v.Abraham Marchant,Jr., born November 04, 1798 in Berkeley Co.,WV.; died April 06, 1889 in Farmington,Fulton Co.,IL..  He married Elizabeth Brown January 05, 1817 in Manchester,Adams Co.,OH.; born May 17, 1799 in TN.; died February 25, 1875 in Farmington,Fulton Co.,IL..
54vi.William Marchant, born June 13, 1800 in Berkeley Co.,WV..  He married Elizabeth Smith May 19, 1822 in Fayette Co.,OH.; born September 16, 1805.
55vii.Nathan Marchant, born 1803 in Berkeley Co.,WV.; died March 23, 1864 in Big Grove,Benton Co.,IA..  He married Mary Davis March 20, 1833 in Fayette Co.,OH.; born 1811 in PA.; died January 10, 1863 in Big Grove,Benton Co.,IA..
56viii.Isaac Marchant, born August 10, 1804 in Berkeley Co.,WV.; died October 12, 1887 in Trivoli,Peoria Co.,IL..  He married Jane Todhunter December 28, 1826 in Fayette Co.,OH.; born November 29, 1810 in Fayette Co.,OH.; died May 12, 1865 in Trivoli,Peoria Co.,IL..
57ix.Fanny A. Marchant, born October 31, 1806 in Berkeley Co.,WV.; died January 31, 1870 in IL..  She married (1) John W. Walter.  She married (2) Mark Thurman July 29, 1824 in Knox Co.,IL.; born October 26, 1802 in VA.; died October 26, 1845 in Knox Co.,IL..
58x.Sarah Marchant, born 1810 in Berkeley Co.,WV..  She married Elias Simmons January 11, 1829 in Fayette Co.,OH..


11.  Elizabeth11 Marchant (William10, Richard9, William8, Abishai7 Merchant, John6 Marchant III, John5 Merchant II, John4 Marchant, John3, William2, Jean Baptiste1) was born September 17, 1767 in Frederick Co.,VA., and died 1816 in Washington Co.,VA..  She married Phillip Kestner Abt. 1784 in VA..  He was born Abt. 1755 in MD., and died 1808 in Washington Co.,VA...

Children of Elizabeth Marchant and Phillip Kestner are:
59i.Jacob Marchant12 Kestner, born Abt. 1785.
60ii.Mary Kestner, born 1785.
61iii.William Kestner, born Abt. 1786.
62iv.John M. Kestner, born Abt. 1787.
63v.Jane Kestner, born Abt. 1795.
64vi.Elizabeth Kestner, born Abt. 1796 in Washington Co.,VA.; died Aft. July 28, 1879.
65vii.Rachel Kestner, born 1799.
66viii.Philip Kestner, born Abt. 1800.

I have many more descendants if anyone is interested in exchanging information.
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My Great-Great-GreatGrandmother
Rebecca Marchant
Born March 23, 1748
in Frederick Co., VA.
Died July 15, 1829
in Clark Co., IN.
    In 1755 Rebecca Marchant was living in Berkeley Co.,WV., then known as Frederick Co.,VA. when Col. Braddock's Troup passed the Opeckon Creek and the drains of Mill Creek on her father's land. She was seven when she heard the guns of Braddock's defeat.  After her husband died in 1812,she went to live with her daughter, Rebecca Akin. Her death has been given as July 15,1815 in some publications but according to three different family Bible records the correct date should be July 15,1829. Jennie Murray Stewart had her date correct in her composition notebook, but in her 23 page book she wrote 1815. I think she just mistyped having the number 15 on her mind. So many people have quoted her on the date, that there are lots of publications with the wrong date; including DAR & SAR applications. For more about her life please refer to my Stewart homepage under James Stewart, Jr.
My Great-Great-Great-Great
Grandfather

Willliam Marchant
Died June 18, 1772
in Charles Town,
Berkeley Co.,WV.
Born Sept. 15, 1725
in Baltimore Co., MD.
     William Merchant's will was the first will on file in Berkeley Co.,WV.(Martinsburg) when it became a new Co. in 1772 when it was laid off from Frederick Co.,VA. The will was written Dec. 27, 1771 & was probated in Berkeley Co.,WV.,June 18,1772 when Priscilla Merchant "relict" presented the will. Appraisal was done 8-18-1772 Berkeley Co.,WV.
To Rebecca Stuard a heifer when she can spare it.
To Richard, William, Jacob, Isaac, Mary, Francis, Abraham, Elizabeth and John Merchant, personality.
To Jacob, Abraham and John, land.
Wits.: David Lewis (deeds land to Rebecca Marchant's husband, James Stewart, Jr. in 1766. *LSC) &
Sarah Knite
     Then follow a number of deeds to settle the division of land between ALL the sons. The deeds describe the tracts as being on the drains of Mill and Opeckon creeks, etc.
 
Descendants of William Marchant -
2 generations
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