Eleanor <I>Smallwood</I> Grayson

Eleanor Smallwood Grayson

Charles County, Maryland, USA
Death 22 Sep 1789 (aged 44–45)
Frederick County, Virginia, USA
Burial Woodbridge, Prince William County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 175935126 · View Source
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Daughter of Bayne Smallwood and Priscilla Heabard.

Wife of Col. William Grayson

Brother: Maj. Gen. William Smallwood. His mother's Will, Executrix: my daughter Priscilla Heaberd Smallwood. Signed Mar 7, 1780 - Priscilla Smallwood. Wit - Amelea Powell, Thos Ne[l]son, James Craik.
Probated on Oct 14, 1784 by the oath of the executrix and by the oaths of witnesses Thomas Nelson & Doctor James Craik. Major Genl William Smallwood, the heir at law, was present & assented to the taking of the above probates.

When Maj. Gen. William Smallwoood died in 1792 his estate, known as Mattawoman, including his home the Retreat, passed to his sister Eleanor who married Colonel William Grayson of Virginia.

Sister: Lucy Heabard Smallwood Stoddert (1833-1868) m. John Truman Stoddert (1733-1765)

Brother: Heaberd Smallwood (Will Charles Co., MD, dated Jul 24, 1778, probated Aug 23, 1780.
Willed all of his Estate to his mother Priscilla while living. To be divided upon her death equally among siblings: William Smallwood, Elizabeth Liper, Margaret Stoddert, Eleanor Grayson, Priscilla Hearbert Smallwood. To my nephew William Truman Stoddart - at my death, my wearing apparel, my gun and sword.


Frederick Grayson

Alfred William Grayson m. Letitia Preston Breckenridge
1. Smallwood Grayson
2. John Breckenridge Grayson
3. William Lewis Grayson

William Grayson

George William Grayson m. Octavis Edmunds
1. George W. Grayson, Jr.
2. William Grayson
3. Frances Grayson

Heabard Smallwood Grayson m. Robert Wormley Carter
1. Landon F. Carter
2. Hebe Carter
3. William Grayson Carter
4. Alfred Grayson Carter
5. Robert Grayson Carter

Robert Hanson Harrison Grayson m. Sophonisba E. Cabel
1. William Powhatan Bolling Grayson
2. Joseph Cabell Grayson
3. Hebe Carter Grayson
4. Robert Bolling Grayson
5. Robert Harrison Grayson
6. Mary Ann Elizabeth Grayson
7. Benjamin Blair Grayson
8. Pocahontas Rebecca Bolling Grayson
9. Sarah Bolling Grayson
10. Eleanor Smallwood Grayson

Burial: http://www.historicprincewilliam.org/docs/graysonswilliamtomb.pdf

Gravesite Details Died a year before her husband. Buried on family property with husband, brother-in-law, mother and father-in-law. Property willed to his brother Spence Grayson. Occupied during the Civil War by Union Troops. Some graves apparently destroyed.



  • Maintained by: dcterri
  • Originally Created by: John Blakemore Sellers
  • Added: 1 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175935126
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eleanor Smallwood Grayson (1744–22 Sep 1789), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175935126, citing Grayson Family Vault, Woodbridge, Prince William County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by dcterri (contributor 47511169) .