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Nathaniel Barksdale[1]

Male Est 1785 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Nathaniel Barksdale 
    Born Est 1785  Prob. Caswell Co., North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I17596  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2017 

    Father Peter Barksdale,   b. Abt 1757, Charlotte Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1825, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Watlington,   b. Abt 1760, Lunenburg County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Halifax Co., Virginia, Caswell Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Jan 1781  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F6263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S107] Family Histories,
      The first record of the Barksdale family found in this county is the will of Nathaniel Barksdale, who married Mourning Dickerson. His will was recorded July 21, 1789, in which he left a goodly estate to be divided among his eight children ? four sons and four daughters and wife Mourning (see will). His eldest son, Peter Barksdale, married Elizabeth Watlington, January 11, 1781, and their son, Nathaniel Barksdale, married in 1805 Patsy Hurt (they were married by Rev. Robert Hurt, a distinguished Baptist minister of the well-known ministerial family of Hurts).
      Their son, Elisha Barksdale, Jr., married Judith A. Barksdale, October 22, 1835, and their son, the subject of this sketch, William Randolph Barksdale, born 1849; married first Miss Hallie Bailey Craddock.

      They had the following children:

      William Randolph Barksdale, Jr., married Miss Mary Jane Moran.
      Fannie Poindexter Barksdale, married first Mr. H. Vaughan. Their children are Henry, Frances, Catherine, Bird and Barksdale. She married, second, Mr. Edward C. Craddock.
      Charles Craddock Barksdale, married Miss Avis Walker Grant.
      Elisha Barksdale, married Miss Rose McWane.

      Louise Jasper Barksdale, married Mr. Tucker Carrington Watkins, Jr., son of William J. Watkins and Elizabeth (Coles) Watkins, of Charlotte county. William J. Watkins was a son of William M. Watkins, of Charlotte, and Elizabeth W. (Venable) Watkins (daughter of Col. S. W. Venable, of "Springfield"). William M. Watkins was a son of Joel Watkins, proverbial for his honesty, integrity and piety, and Agnes (Morton) Watkins, of Charlotte county. (See Watkins.) Mr. Tucker Watkins? ancestors belong to Charlotte county, but for many years he has been a progressive, eminent and conspicuous citizen of South Boston, where he has a beautiful modern home, but being a controlling member of the Co-operative Tobacco Association, he, with his family, are living pro tem. in Richmond, Va. They have three children: (1) William, (2) Tucker, (3) Mary.

      Helen Barksdale married Mr. John Martin, a prominent lawyer of Halifax. He is the son of Miles Macon Martin and Edmonia Blair (Read) Martin (born at "Ingleside" November 23, 1851). She is the daughter of William Watkins Read and Pauline E. (Carrington) Read. Born at "Retirement" October 22, 1825. Miles Macon Martin is the son of Rev. Alexander Martin and Elizabeth (Macon) Martin.

      Mary Own Barksdale.
      Alfred Dickerson Barksdale.
      John Craddock Barksdale.

      Judge Barksdale married for his second wife Miss Virginia Douglas Watkins, sister of Mr. Hal Watkins, superintendent of public schools for this county.

      Judge Barksdale was born in Halifax county near Meadsville. He attended Powell?s school at the Court House and at Leighwood, taught by Mr. John Henry Powell, father of the celebrated John Powell, pianist. In 1870, he took the M. A. degree at the University of Virginia and began the practice of law the following year. Was made judge in 1874.

      The Barksdales are professional and educational people, and have always been prominent in the progress of the county. They have been considerable land and slave owners, and their influence in politics and religion is well established, Judge Barksdale being a representative member of the Baptist denomination in this county.

      In the Land Office, Richmond, Va., we find one John Barksdale, subaltern of Continental line three years. He received a land grant for 666 2-3 acres issued to William Barksdale, his heir. This John Barksdale was dead in 1784. The Revolutionary war roster for Virginia gives Nathaniel Barksdale, (auditor?s account), Peter, Joseph, John, Daniel, Claiborne and Samuel Barksdale. So we find them representative fighters as well as adjusters of the law. The family is extensive by virtue of intermarriage with many of the leading people of the county, and the kinship, though interesting, is difficult when it comes to connecting the various lines.

    2. [S46] Marriage Record/Certificate,
      Peter Barksdale m. E. Watlington 11 Jan 1781 Halifax County, VA