Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Edward Colston

Male 1786 - 1851  (64 years)


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  • Name Edward Colston  [1
    Born 25 Dec 1786  Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Apr 1851  "Honeywood, Berkeley County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I004758  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2021 

    Father Rawleigh Colston,   b. 11 May 1747, Exeter Lodge, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1829, 'Honeywood', Berkeley County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Marshall,   b. 1756, Germantown, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1842, 'Honeywood', Berkeley County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1785  Richmond Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/henrico/vitals/marriages/misc0001.t xt

      Henrico County VA - Marriages performed 1700-1791; St. John's Church 1785: Oct 15.........COLSTON, Rawleigh, and MARSHALL, Elizabeth
    Family ID F03551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane Marshall,   b. 1794, Warrenton, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1815, "Honeywood, Berkeley County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Married May 1814  Berkeley County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F03549  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Jane Brockenbrough,   b. 1805, Richmond, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 2 May 1825  Richmond., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F03550  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [Paxton.FTW]

      162 (a) EDWARD COLSTON, b. near Winchester, Virginia., Dec. 25, 1786; d. at "Honeywood, Berkeley County, Virginia., April 23d, 1851, = 1st, May, 1814, JANE MARSHALL, b. in Warrenton, Virginia., August 28, 1794, d. at Honeywood, childless, March, 1815, = 2d, May 2, 1825, SARAH JANE BROCKENBROUGH, b. 1805, yet living with her sons at Martinsburg, W. Va. At the time of Edward's birth, Rawleigh Colston was living at "Hill and Dale," near Winchester, Virginia. In 1801 the family removed to "Honeywood," in Berkely County, and built a fine mansion overlooking the Potomac river. Here Edward was raised in the midst of affluence, with one of the noblest of women for a mother. At Honeywood Edward lived and died. Having graduated with honor at Princeton College in 1806, he prepared himself for business and usefulness, by studying law. He was a Federalist by birth, education and conviction, and as such, was elected, in 1821, to the Virginia House of Delegates, and in 1817 was elected to Congress. There he found among his comrades, Henry Clay, W. H. Harrison, Henry Baldwin, John Floyd, R. M. Johnson, Geo. Tucker, and other honored names; yet Mr. Colston was able to take an active and highly influential part in the debates on the important questions before them. Upon the expiration of his term in Congress, Mr. Colston found it necessary to give his personal attention and counsel to his aged mother; and, as her agent, took charge of large estates situated in Virginia and Kentucky. But in 1826 and 1827, 1833 and 1834 he was again in the House of Delegates. While in Richmond, he was married to Miss Sarah Jane Brockenbrough, who is the mother of all his children
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      Contributed by Elizabeth Middleton 2008-01-17
      From "The Martinsburgh Gazette."

      "Died- At Honeywood, in Berkeley County, Va. (now W. Va) on Sunday, March 5, in the 21st year of her age, Mrs. Jane Colston, wife of Edward Colston, and daughter of the late Charles Marshall, of Fauquier Court House. On the Saturday following the infant cause of this mournful catastrophe followed its mother to the grave." (p. 3, c. 2)

      Publication Thursday, March 23, 1815.

  • Sources 
    1. [S044832] Paxton.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jul 20, 2002

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