Genealogies and Reminiscences

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The author, 1897 - 213 pages

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Page 169 - Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.
Page 10 - Carolina plantation, being in perfect health and of sound mind and memory thanks be to almighty God for the same...
Page 178 - Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing and obtaineth favor of the Lord,
Page 10 - ... estate as it hath pleased God to bestow on me, I give and dispose thereof as followeth : First — I .will that my just debts and funeral expenses be paid and satisfied.
Page 64 - ... The dismantled relic is now in the possession of Mrs. Alexander Glasgow of Rockbridge county, Virginia. Though he afterwards showed republican proclivities and eventually sided with the majority of his countrymen in the war of the Revolution, Colonel McNutt highly valued this token of royal favor. As long as he lived he wore the court costume of the reign of George II, with buckles and ornamented buttons of silver, and trimmings of gold lace, a cocked hat, powdered hair and top boots. His sword...
Page 11 - And if any or either of my said sons should die before they arrive at the age of twenty-one years, or should die without any legal heir of their body, then and in that case their share or shares shall descend equally to their surviving brother or brothers.
Page 57 - The tradition, handed down in widely divergent branches of the family, is everywhere the same in asserting that John MacNaught, last of his name in Scotland, crossed to Londonderry, Ireland, with his four sons, and that the names of the four sons were Alexander, William, John and Samuel. The name of MacNutt is then found for the first 1 Much of the information that follows has been gleaned from Mrs. Henrietta Hamilton McCormick's "Genealogies and Reminiscences
Page 3 - The past gives no clue to the future. The fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live forever?
Page 46 - College 1830-43; died February 6th, 1863. (See obituary, Richmond Enquirer, February loth, 1863). An interesting incident in the boyhood of James Grigsby has been transmitted. Whilst hunting with a pack of hounds near the Natural Bridge in 1781, he encountered the French tourist, the Marquis de Chastellux...
Page 140 - HAMBLEDON finding his attendant's gaze directed towards them, hastily cried out, " Through " — and thus diverted him from the imprudence of revealing his features to their view. From this circumstance, continues the legend, the HAMILTONS borrowed their crest — " an oak tree penetrated transversely in the main stem by a frame saw...

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