Capt John Spotswood, Jr

Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Death 31 Oct 1800 (aged 52)
Orange County, Virginia, USA
Burial Locust Grove, Orange County, Virginia, USA
Plot not known
Memorial ID 129687779 · View Source
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Captain John Spotswood, Jr. was the 2nd eldest child & Son of Colonel John Spotswood, Sr. by his wife Mary Dandridge, he was educated @ Eton College in England along with his brother Brig-Gen. Alexander Spotswood after the death of John & Alexander Spotswood's father Col. John Spotswood their Aunt & Uncle Colonel Bernard Moore & Anne Catherine nee-Spotswood Moore was left Guardian over them. He married 19 September 1771 @ Essex County, Virginia to Sarah "Sallie" Rowzie or Rowsie daughter of John Rowsie by his wife Susanna Brooke, He was commissioned Captain of the 10th Virginia Continental Line November 29, 1776, Wounded @ the Battle of Brandywine, Delaware September 11, 1777: then again he was Severely Wounded by a Cannon Ball which shattered his right thigh bone @ the Battle of Germantowne, Pennsylvania October 4, 1777 & taken Prisoner @ Germantowne, Pennsylvania, then in November 1780 he was released by British-Prisoner Exchange he was accompanied home by Dr. Robert Wellford a British Surgeon & didn't return to the Army, & Received Pensions. He had a Grandson named after the British Surgeon that helped him, named Robert Goode Welford Spotswood


there was no Headstone with dates of birth & death just a field stone.



  • Created by: Spotsgenie
  • Added: 12 May 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 129687779
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Spotswood, Jr (7 Jun 1748–31 Oct 1800), Find A Grave Memorial no. 129687779, citing Spotswood Family Cemetery, Locust Grove, Orange County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Spotsgenie (contributor 47070097) .