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 Rebecca <I>Bonum</I> Eskridge

Rebecca Bonum Eskridge

Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
Death 27 Oct 1715 (aged 49–50)
Sandy Point, Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 41245772 · View Source
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Daughter of Samuel Bonum/1621 - 1702)/and mother Margaret "Philpot" Bonum/(1640 - 1698) of Sandy Point, Westmoreland Co., VA.
Wife of Colonel George Eskridge (d.1735) of Sandy Point, Westmoreland County; he was guardian to Mary Ball, mother of George Washington.

George Eskridge's portrait, together with that of his wife Rebecca "Bonum," hung for several years at Mount Vernon plantation but is now in the Department of Archives of the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, Va.
George Eskridge and Rebecca Bonum:
(1) William (b) c 1680-83 (d) c 1744 mar Abigail "Coulbourne" & Ann "Revel."
(2) George Jr., (b) 1683 (d) c 1731/32 m Hannah "Rust" c 1720 (dau of Samuel RUST & Martha "Butler," (d) before George Sr (1735).
(3) Samuel (b) 1704 (d) 1746/47 m Jane "Ashton" c 1736 (dau Charles ASHTON & Margaret "Hart.) (d) before 28 Aug 1781.
(4) Robert (b) after 1702 (d) 16 July 1747 m Jane "Biglands" 13 Feb 1735 (dau of _____& Ann "Biglands."
(5) Daniel (b) ?(d)? living Feb 1726 not named in
Col. George's will 1735; his existence is proven by the
will of John King, VA 1726; may have been named for
Col. George Eskridge's good friend Daniel McCarty.
(6) Sarah (b) 1707 (d) 2 Dec 1753 VA m c 1725 Capt Willoughby "Newton" (son of Capt Thomas "Newton" & Elizabeth "Starke" (b) Oct 1703 (d) 26 May 1767.
(7) Rebecca ESKRIDGE (b)?(d)? m Patrick SPENCE c 1715; not named in Col. George's will.
(8) Margaret (b) 1715 VA (d) 8 Oct 1801 VA m Maj Howson Francis "Kenner" 1732 (son of Francis "Kenner" & Hannah "Howson" (d) 24 May 1778.

As the Chairman of the Cemetery Committee of the Westmoreland County, VA History Documentation Committee, I can tell you there is no such cemetery as Cople Parish Cemetery in Westmoreland Co., VA.

It is not known where George Eskridge and his family are buried! He was most likely buried on his plantation at Sandy Point or possibly in the cemetery at Yeocomico Episcopal. But the Parish Records that would prove or disprove this fact were burned in a fire at the Rectory in 1914.

Because of the above stated facts, I believe you should change the place of burial to UNKNOWN. They way this memorial reads it leads people to believe that his burial site is known and if they look for this cemetery will not be able to find it.

We do not want to give people the wrong information.

Thank you for your time and attention in this matter.
Dal Mallory #46586597

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