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Martha Yeo Lear Burwell
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Birth: 1668
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1704
Gloucester County
Virginia, USA

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m. 1) 1690 in Warwick Co., VA to William Cole
m. 2) 1694 at Fairfield Plantation, Gloucester Co., VA to Lewis II Fairfield Burwell

Issue with Wiiliam:

1. Col. William Cole, Jr.

Issue with Lewis:

2. Mary Lear Burwell (1696-1704)
3. Col. Lewis III Fairfield Burwell (1698-1744)
4. Jane Lear Burwell (1700-?)
5. Martha Lear Burwell (1703-1738)


Mistress of Fairfield Plantation. She married Lewis and moved into the brand new Fairfield manor mansion.

Daughter of Col. John Lear & Rebecca Yeo. Born in Nansemond County and died at Fairfield Plantation, near present day White Marsh, Gloucester Co., VA.

Nansemond County is now extinct. It comprised rougly the area of the modern sprawling city of Suffolk, VA.

Grave was moved from Carter's Creek (Fairfield) in 1911.

Stone is damaged. Inscription courtesy of "Epitaphs of Gloucester and Mathews Counties in Tidewater, Virginia, through 1865" by the APVA, 1959.

"Sacred to the memory of the dearly beloved --- Martha, daughter of ----- Nansemond
County in Virginia, married to Col
William Cole by whom she had two sons and
two daughters. Afterwards married to
Major Lewis Burwell, by whom she had
two sons and three daughters; resigned
This mortal life the 4th day of Aug., 1704."


I am descended from Lewis II Burwell through both his wives and 3 of his grandchildren (lines that married back into the Burwell line). ~ Hank Rogers 
Family links: 
  William Cole (1638 - 1694)
  Lewis Burwell (____ - 1710)
  Mary Burwell (____ - 1690)*
  Martha Cole (1690 - 1698)*
  Lewis Burwell (1698 - 1744)*
*Calculated relationship
Abingdon Episcopal Church Cemetery
White Marsh
Gloucester County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec 1
Maintained by: Hank Rogers
Originally Created by: Egg_and_Dart
Record added: Aug 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41152374
Martha Yeo <i>Lear</i> Burwell
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Martha Yeo <i>Lear</i> Burwell
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I wish I'd known you (8th) great grandmother. Come and visit me, I believe in ghosts.
- Debra Whitehead Bergner
 Added: Jan. 8, 2016
- Mary Hall Nelson
 Added: Feb. 24, 2015

- Donna Brockish
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