William Brockman is believed to have been the fourth child in Samuel I's and Mary Brockman's large family of eight children (W.E. Brockman in a 1965 publication available at the Virginia State Library & Archives). It is thought that William was born near Newtown, in King and Queen County, Virginia, where his parents lived before migrating to Orange County (W.E. Brockman, 1965 publication, p. 19). As a younger son, William soon realized that he would inherit scant land if he remained in Orange County at his father's White House plantation. Instead, during the French & Indian War in the 1750's, William enlisted in the Virginia Militia and sought fame and fortune. In 1761 he moved to land of his father's in neighboring Albemarle County, where William's long successive line of Brockmans were raised. William (Sr.) and his wife Betty had at least 10 children, of which Samuel II was one of the younger ones, if not the youngest. Many of William Sr.'s children migrated west from Virginia, to Kentucky and Illinois, and known not to have been buried in this Albemarle Co. family cemetery. Even though Samuel II remained in Albemarle Co., not even he is not buried in the Preddy's Creek Annex cemetery, but Samuel II's wife, Annestar, and many of his children's remains are in this cemetery. WIlliam, Sr., owned a grist mill and saw mill at the Three Forks of Preddy's Creek. William, Sr., was a devout Baptist who bequeathed some of his land as the site of an early predecessor of today's Preddy's Creek Baptist Church.
Samuel Brockman (1685 - 1766)
Mary Madison Brockman (____ - 1776)
Elizabeth Embree?orMason? Brockman
William Brockman (____ - 1834)*
Thomas Brockman (1759 - 1838)*
Ambrose Brockman (1764 - 1823)*
Samuel Brockman (1766 - 1806)*
Plot: unmarked grave but thought to be in furthest northeast corner of cemetery
Created by: A Brockman
Record added: Feb 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85640087
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