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Jacob Lumpkin

Male Abt 1644 - 1708  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name Jacob Lumpkin 
    Born Abt 1644  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Sep 1708  King and Queens County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I944  Nichols
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2014 

    Family Ann [Lumpkin],   b. Abt 1649, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1708  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married Abt 1670  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Lumpkin
     2. Robert Lumpkin,   b. Abt 1688, King and Queens County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1784, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 96 years)
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F308  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • 1. JACOB2 LUMPKIN (THOMAS1) was born 1644 in England, and died September 14, 1708 in King & Queen Co., St. Stephens Parish, Va. at his home "Newington". He married ANN. Notes for JACOB LUMPKIN: In 1677 he was a Captain and in 1678 he was in the service for 5 months. In 1690 in court held on Sept 29, in New Kent, charges of Jacobitism in Virgina were brought against Jacob Lumpkin. Capt. Lumpkin still retained old loyalty to the Stuarts. (Virginia Magazine, VI; 389-396) Resided in King and Queen County, Virginia, settling there in 1682. "Newington" on the Mattaponi River was the original home of the Lumpkin Family. It contained about 1000 acres. In 1704 the Virginia Quit-Rent Rolls of King and Queen County contained the name of Jacob Lumpkin, and credited him with 950 acres at that time. He died 14, Sept 1708 at "Newington", King and Queen County, Virginia. Lower St. Stephen Church, now Mattaponi Baptist Church. Near the north door of the "Mattapony Church" lies a marble slab inscribed: JACOB LUMPKIN Obit 14 die September 1708, Aetatis 64 Dux Militum, Victor Hostium Morte Victus. Pax adsit, vives requias Eterna Sepultis. Transulated this reads: "A leader of soldiers; Conqueror of the enemy; Conquered by death. May peace be with him; you shall live. eternal rest for the buried." Authorities: "Lumpkin Lore" (1928) by L.L. Cody, pp. 2-4. "Lumpkin -- Wilson" (1929) by L.L. Cody, p. 57. "King and Queen County, Va." (1908 by Bagby, p. 58,62, 75-6, 85. Virginia Magazine, Vol. 6 p. 387-396. Vol. 32, p. 151. Vol. 41, p.202. Bagley's "King and Queen County, Virginia," published in 1908 contains on page 85 a letter written to Jame Southgate, Esq., as follows: Newington was the original seat of the Lumpkin family. It was owned by George Braxton, the father of the Carter Braxton who signed the Declaration of Independance. He died in 1736. It was passed from the Braxtons to the Roanes, a family of aristocratic and proud of their English descent. A son John married a Miss Fraizier, a butiful woman (from whose family Fraizier's Freey is now called) but beneath him in point of family connections and standing in society. He was so grieved over the mistake he made, that in a fit of desperation he killed his wife and the house servant, who tried to save the wife from the brutal attack of the husband. He was tried, convicted of murder, and sentanced to be hung, but before the time arrived he commited suicide in prison by drinking laudanum. This fine estate of nearly one thousand acres, was afterwards purchased by the Harwoods, about 1810 or 1820, and still (1900) is in the hands of this family. Cody's "Lumpkin Lore," published in 1928 contains on page 2 the following: There have been no records found so far antedating the time of Col. Jacob Lumpkin's arrival in Virginia. On the Mattapony River in King and Queen County, St. Stephen's Parish, there is an old church, build perhaps as early as 1690, known as the "Mattapony Church." Before the door leading to the North transept is a marble slab, marking the grave of Col. Jacob Lumpkin. One must almost step on it entering the church. The inscription, thanks to interested friends of Virginia antiques, has been rechiseled. . . The home of Col. Lumpkin (very near) was known as "Newington." The foundation walls of his residence may still be seen from the church door. He was evidently a man of wealth and station, and doubtless preceded by a line of honorable ancestors before comming to America. Traditions say, the stone that covers his grave was brought from England, the work of inscribing having been done after it arrived in America. He was born during the Cromwellian Era, and reached his majority soon after the accession of Charles Second. In the records of Middlesex County is an order dated October 2d 1677 stating that 18 men with horses were sent out of the country (by command of Governor Jeffreys) on May 20th preceeding, under the command of Capt. Jacob Lumpkin, and in Lancaster, May 29, 1678, is a certificate in regard to a horse which was taken out of service against the Indians, under command of Captain Jacob Lumpkin, and was out five months. (Virginia Magazine, Vol. 6, p. 389-396.) An altenate Lumpkin line at the "Ancestory World Tree": Husband: Anthony Lumpkins Father: Wife: Marye Dorothy Melbourne. Marriage Date: 21 Jul 1633 Marriage Place: Kirby-on-Bain, Lincolnshire, P/Tumby Woodside, England. Children: Thomas Lumpkins Husband: Thomas Lumpkins. Children: Jacob Lumpkins Husband: Jacob Lumpkins Father: Thomas Lumpkins Wife: Martha. Marriage Date: WFT Est. 1663-1693. Children: Elizabeth Lumpkins Thomas Lumpkins Mary Lumpkins Robert Lumpkins Husband: Robert Lumpkins. Wife: Martha. Marriage Date: WFT Est. 1707-1737. Children: George Lumpkins(married Mary Cody) Joseph Lumpkins Anthony Lumpkins Husband: George Lumpkins Wife: Mary Cody (Father: James Cody Mother: Sarah Womack). Marriage Date: 20 Sep 1748 Marriage Place: Halifax Co Va. Children: Mary Lumpkins1750- WFT Est. 1764-1844 m. John Wilson; John Lumpkins(1763 Va- 1834) m. Lucy Elizabeth Hopson. WFT Est. 1780-1807 [missing george and robert, I'm down the robert line -SJT] Husband: John Lumpkins MOTHER: Mary Cody Wife: Lucy Elizabeth Hopson; Marriage Date: WFT Est. 1780-1807. Children: William Lumpkins;Wilson Lumpkins (gov);Jack Lumpkins;George Lumpkins;Henry Hopson Lumpkins, Sr;Samuel Lumpkins;Robert Lumpkins;Martha Lumpkins;Joseph Henry Lumpkins;Thomas Jefferson Lumpkins;James Neville Lumpkins. Note that this line goes: Anthony (?-?) Thomas (1620-1648/1711) Jacob (1644-1708) Robert (1688-1732/80) George (Abt1723-1800) (wife is Mary Cody) The other goes: Jacob (1644-1708) Thomas (?-?) George (1727->=1800) (wife is Mary Cody) The Lumpkin Family of Georgia By L. L. Cody MACON, GEORGIA 1 9 2 8 INTRODUCTORY Many interesting facts relating to the Lumpkin family of Georgia, are recorded upon the pages that follow; though the writer does not claim the record to be complete. It was the intention to include in this narrative all the sons, and the only daughter of John Lumpkin, (born 1762), and his wife, Lucy Hopson; and the two succeeding generations; but owing to the fact that satisfactory information could not in some instances be obtained; some lines have of necessity been omitted. Mrs. E. B. Spalding of Savannah, Georgia, has been an enthusiastic and generous contributor, and doubtless knows more of the family history than any other. She is great grand daughter of Gov. Wilson Lumpkin, sister of 'he late Judge Pope Barrow, of the East Judicial Circuit; who was one of the most highly esteemed citizens of the State. The record as here given is of course only a synopsis; there having been several members of the family; whose careers in life would easily furnish material for a volume. It is a time honored customs with our best people; to record in the Family Bible-the dates of births and deaths, as they occured in the family circle. They families more highly endowed than others; more favorably situated in life, whose intellectual gifts, as well as attainments in life, call for a more extended recognition. Among the Lumpkin family and connections, have een many of this favored class. Mrs. W. L. Peel of Atlanta, died Feb. 1923. She had been for years collecting data, and planning a family history, to consist of two volumes. I brought to her attention, the fact; that I had compiled much information relating to the Lumpkin family, and suggested that she use my work as part of her work, and as a contribution from me. After examination, she readily accepted my proposition. And but for her untimely death; the work as here recorded would have appeared in her family volumes. The information here given, will be invaluable to the future chronicler of the family. On pages 236 and 395, "Whites Statistics of Georgia", much information relating to the Lumpkin family may be found. JACOB LUMPKIN Died on the 14 day of September 1708, 64 years Of age- A leader of soldiers; conqueror of the enemy. Conquered by death. May peace be with him; you shall live. Eternal rest for the buried. This grave has been visited by, other members of the family; and though diligent search made for a "Thomas" among the Virginia Records, the name does not appear except at a later date. Gov. Lumpkin speaks of "Dr. THomas Lumpkin... as having been the first American ancestor, and the one from whom all others are descended- it is eveident that he knew of Jacob, and that he came from England; how then could Thomas be ancestor of all the family in America. The Public Records of King and Queen County have twice been destroyed by fire; once in 1828 , again in 1864, and for this cause, all information relating to the earlier Lumpkins has been lost. The first family after Jacob of whom there is authentic record consisted of three brothers; George, Joseph, and Anthony Lumpkin. They were born about 1725, and lived in Pittaylvania County, Va. They were perhaps grand children of- Jacob, the pioneer. George Lumpkin married Mary Cody, daughter of James Cody, and his wife Sarah Womack. They reared three sons; John, George, and Robert; and one daughter, Mary; named for her Mother. This daughter married Col. John Wilson and remained in Virginia. They left many decendants who rank among the beat people of the State. The family chart will be found elsewhere in these writings. It is believed that "Dr. Thomas Lumpkin MAY be the father of Jacob Lumpkin. There are several variations of theories, including the fact that this Thomas maynothaveevenexisted." More About JACOB LUMPKIN: Political: A Jacobite; a Stuart loyalist Child of JACOB LUMPKIN and ANN is: 2. i. ROBERT3 LUMPKIN


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