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From: "Olivier Pasteur" <>
Subject: [PASTEUR] About William Pasteur and Martha Harris
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 11:11:02 +0200
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Hello Lynn,

William Pasteur (1706-1791) is actually the son of Martha Harris and Jean Pasteur. William family record is available on the
Pasteurs' Genealogical Database at the following URL:;lang=en;p=william;n=pasteur

See also "Descendants of Jean Pasteur, a French Huguenot who settled in Virginia in 1700" at:

and "Family Notes of Holmes, Pasteur and Allied families" at:

Below are some notes on William Pasteur from several sources:

"William Pasteur, a descendant in the second generation, probably of the refugee, was, in 1752, an apprentice with Dr. George Gilmer
(surgeon, physician and apothecary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and the ancestor of the distinguished Virginia family of the name),
and served as a surgeon in the Virginia line during the Revolutionary war." [Source : Documents, Chiefly Unpublished relating to the
Hugenot Emigration to Virginia and to the Settlement at Manakin Town, Published by the Virginia Historical Society in 1886]

Dr. William Pasteur established his first Williamsburg shop in 1759. He then combined forces with John M. Galt and open the Pasteur
& Galt Apothecary Shop on Duke of Gloucester Street.

He was mayor of Williamsburg City from 1775 to 1776

Dr. William Pasteur died March, 1791. In his Will he mentions his wife Elizabeth Pasteur, his nephew William Pasteur, his niece Anne
Smith, and his sister Ann Craig, wife of Thomas Craig. Mrs. Pasteur died in 1792 intestate, and the fact that her sister Mary Stith,
who survived till 1816 was her sole distributee would indicate that any children which she and her husband Dr. William Pasteur,
might have had, had pre-deceased her. (Burwell VS. Anderson, 3 Leigh's Reports, 348.) [Source: Stith Family Genealogy]

>From Edward Pleasants Valentine Papers. Vol. 4, p. 2285. William Pasteur (son of Jean and Martha (Harris) Pasteur) of Williamsburg,
Virginia. As early as 1752 he was an apprentice under Dr. George Gilmer, apothecary and surgeon in Williamsburg. After concluding
his "apprenticeship" William Pasteur entered on the practice of medicine and surgery. In 1767 and later years he had an apothecary
shop in Williamsburg and in 1775 he and Doctor Galt formed a partnership for the practice of "physic and surgery". In 1773 Doctor
Pasteur was chosen an alderman for the town. In December 1774, he was a member of the Williamsburg Committee of Safety, and in
December, 1775, was chosen mayor of Williamsburg. Dr. Pasteur was a surgeon in the Revolutionary War. [Source: Stith Family

Vol. 4, p. 2286. William Pasteur died 1791; md. Elizabeth daughter of Rev. William St ith and had issue:
1. William Stith Pasteur, baptized Nov. 12, 1762; died young. Source: Stith Family Genealogy]

Hope this helps. Any information you have on Martha Harris' ancestors is welcome.

Best regards,

Olivier Pasteur

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lynn Reid" <>
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Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2001 6:40 AM
Subject: [PASTEUR] William Pasture

Seeking information Regarding William Pastura, Pasteur? who married Martha
Harris about 1700 in Henrico Co. VA. Have information on Harris side.

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