expbul1a.gif (699 bytes) Mary Bishop Taylor

born:   29 June 1688 in Caroline County, Virginia
died:  10 June 1770 in Culpeper County, Virginia

Father:  Col. James Taylor
Mother:  Mary Bishop Gregory

Spouse:  Capt. Henry Pendleton
06 August 1701 in Caroline County, Virginia

Children:
1. Phillip Pendleton (m. Martha Ruffin)
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2.  Nathaniel Pendleton (m. Elizabeth Clayton)
High Sheriff of Culpeper Co.
Chief Magistrate 1765, first to sign the protest against the Stamp Act
One of the founders of Fairfax

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Elizabeth Pendleton m. Benjamin Tutt
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Charles Pendleton Tutt m. Anne Mason Chichester
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Eliza Pendleton Tutt m. Josiah Colston
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Pendleton Colston m. Electra Louisa Semmes, daughter of Adm. Raphael Semmes, CSN

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3.  John Pendleton (m. Sarah Madison;  Phoebe James)
Member of the House of Burgesses 1765
Sheriff of King & Queen County 1766
Justice 1765-69
Member of the Committee of Safety, Hanover County, 1770 (American Revolutionary organization)
Member of the House of Delegates, 1779

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4.  Edmund Pendleton (m. Elizabeth Roy January;  Sarah Pollard)
Studied law with his cousin, John Penn (signer of the Declaration of Independence)
Member of the House of Burgesses
Delegate to the First Continental Congress, 1775
President of the Conventions of Dec. 1775 and May 1776
Helped Jefferson draft the Declaration of Independence
President of the Court of Appeals 1779-1803
President of the Virginia Convention which ratified the Constitution
First Chief Justice of the State of Virginia
Friend and correspondent of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison
Edmund wrote the Resolutions adopting a Declaration of Independence, which were included almost verbatim afterwards in the Declaration by Jefferson.
Pendleton Co., Virginia, is named for him -- it was created in 1788 from parts of Augusta, Hardy, and Rockingham counties.

LETTER FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON TO EDMUND PENDLETON
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5.  James Pendleton
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6.  Mary Pendleton (m. James Gaines, Sr.)
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7.  Isabella Pendleton (m. William Henry Gaines)

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Spouse: Edward Watkins

Children:
1. Edward Watkins, Jr.