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Maj John Hereford, III
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Birth: Feb. 3, 1758
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA
Death: May 13, 1846
Virginia, USA

John Hereford, a son of John and Margaret (Ammon) Hereford, was born in Fairfax County VA February 3, 1758 and died in Mason County VA May 13, 1846. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Margaret Patterson in VA July 20, 1784. Betty, a daughter of John and Susannah (Lamphier) Patterson, was born in 1764
and died in 1800.
John married Sarah Mauzey April 8, 1804. Sarah was born in
Alexandria, VA October 20, 1781 and die in Mason County VA September 28, 1855.

Children of John and Betty (Patterson) Hereford

(1). Thomas Patterson b.Jun 26 1786 d.Feb 21 1867
m.Elizabeth Newman
m.Matilda Lacey Aug 9 1839

(2). James Madison b.Jun 12 1788 d.Sep 26 1794

(3). John Wesley b.Sep 26 1790 d.Aug 13 1832
m.Juliette Hereford Mar 18 1815

(4). William Patterson b.May 28 1794 d.Sep 18 1872
m.Mary "Polly" Cox Oct 23 1814

(5). James Henry b.Dec 11 1796 ad.Feb 9 1885
m.Cynthia McComas Aug 19 1825
m.Mariba Ratliff Jun 16 1840

Children of John and Sarah (Mauzey) Hereford

(1). Warren Mercer b.Apr 12 1805 d.Apr 1806

(2). Robert mauzey b.Mar 24 1807
m.Elizabeth Adam Sep 12 1834

(3). Elizabeth Ann b.Oct 21 1809 d.Oct 28 1809

(4). George Washington b.Jul 17 1811 d.Nov 9 1884
m.Mary S. Harrison Mar 28 1841

(5). Ann Elizabeth b.Nov 27 1814 d.c. 1873

(6). Margaret Ann b.Sep 19 1817

(7). Francis b.Dec 14 1818 d.Dec 21 1818

(8). Benjamin Franklin b.Jan 24 1820 d.Mar 10 1874

(9). Mary Mausey b.Apr 23 1822

(10). Marquis Lafayette b.Apr 4 1825 d.Aug 1869

(11). Ammon Barnes b.Dec 16 1827 d.Aug 15 1872


John Hereford, who was born in Fairfax county, Virginia, who was of Revolutionary fame, held the rank of Adjutant Major under General Lafayette at the siege of Yorktown. Few men ever enjoyed higher reputation for sterling honesty and veracity. In his nature, brave, generous, and magnanimous he commanded respect and won esteem wherever he went. Without an enemy in the world he lived; admired and regretted by all he died in the 89th year of his age. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Hereford (1725 - 1793)
  Margaret Ammon Hereford (1735 - 1809)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Anne Mauzey Hereford (1759 - 1833)*
 
 Children:
  James Henry Hereford (1796 - 1885)*
  Ann Elizabeth Hereford George (1814 - 1873)*
  Mary Mauzey Hereford Bradley (1822 - 1910)*
  Ammon Barnes Hereford (1827 - 1872)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Hereford (1758 - 1846)
  Nancy Anne Hereford Ansley (1766 - 1792)*
  Francis Henry Hereford (1767 - 1821)*
  Robert Hereford (1769 - 1853)*
  Margaret Hereford Adams (1774 - 1843)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
According to Genealogies of West Virginia Families, from The West Virginia Historical magazine Quarterly, 1901-1905: A relative, who knew him well, says it was his request the following couplet should mark his grave: "Stranger, pause and shed a tear, A revolutionary soldier is buried here." It is thought such was done on a sandstone which crumbling by time, was replaced by a descendant with the present white marble on which is inscribed: "He served in War of 1776, as adjutant under Gen. Geo. Washington."
 
Note: Very difficult to find. I used GPS coordinates to get close and then had to trust the one other clue I had...that it is on private property and on a hill. GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 38.64030, Longitude: -82.16350
 
Burial:
Maj John Hereford III
Mercers Bottom
Mason County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Lisa Young
Record added: Jul 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73563739
Maj John Hereford, III
Added by: David Taylor
 
Maj John Hereford, III
Added by: Lisa Young
 
 
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- Diane
 Added: Apr. 5, 2016
My direct lineage...hopefully, the property owners will allow me to visit the grave site.
- Patti Lee
 Added: Mar. 10, 2016
 
 
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