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Subject: Re: Isaac Quarles in King William Co VA and his huge family
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 12:58:45 EST
I don't believe Isaac is a direct ancestor of mine, but with that many
offspring, who knows? At any rate, I am interested in any information on the
I think there must be a typo in your paragraphs 4 & 5 where you mention
Isaac's marriage date as 1754 and "...first child born in 1754...."
There is an entry in the "Henley Marriage & Obituary Database" in the Library
of Virginia (LVA) web site that gives the publication date of the marriage
notice of Isaac & Miss Southerland as 5 May 1774. The same source also gives
a md. of 18 May 1809 for Archer Coleman and "Miss Margaret Quarles, daughter
of Isaac Quarles of Kg Wm Co. Another notice of 4 Feb 1818 gives a md. for
Capt Armistead Coleman to Miss Betsy S. Quarles at Woodberry, the residence
of the late Isaac Quarles.
In Vol 5, Series I, of "Marriages of Some Virginia Residents 1607 - 1800" by
Dorothy Ford Wulfeck of Naugatuck, Conn, there is an entry that indicates the
marriage of a Elizabeth Southerland Quarles to a Hardin Littlpage. Could this
Elizabeth be Lizzie, the dau. of Isaac & his Elizabeth Southerland? There is
no date or location.
In that same source there is an entry that indicates the marriage of a Sarah
Coleman Quarles to a Thomas Littlepage - no date, no location. There are also
entries for 5 Jane Quarleses and 5 Mary Quarleses all with different spouses
and no other identifications.
The info I have on the relationship of Isaac, Capt Henry, and Major James
matches yours. Any idea who Isaac's mother was? Or his grandfather? I am
trying to establish a connection to Capt John Quarles (abt 1660 - 1734) & his
wife Jane Mallory (1665 - ??) of Kg Wm Co. I would like to hear from anyone
with evidence or logical speculation.
Warner Robins, Ga
Subj: Isaac Quarles in King William Co VA and his huge family
Date: 2/20/01 11:48:12 PM Eastern Standard Time
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Not even sure that Isaac is my ancestor - in fact he likely is not - but I
am studying all of the early families of King William County in order to try
to see where my line could fit. Just thought I would throw out some data I
have found on Isaac.
He was born ca 1754 or 55, probably in King William Co., and was the brother
of Capt. Henry Quarles [per his probate records 1810 Essex Co VA], and thus
a son of Major James Quarles [ca 1720 - 1799]. Several bits of hard
evidence exist about Isaac Quarles. One is the Bible record of his grand
daughter which gives the birth date of her father, George W. Quarles as
occurring in 1792, and further elaborating that her father George W. was the
youngest and best looking of the 22 children of Isaac Quarles.
There is a very nice obituary for Isaac [he died 24 Jan 1817] in the
Richmond Enquirer of 1 Feb 1817, of which I have a copy. Some is worth
quoting, "...Maj Isaac Quarles, in the 63rd year of his age. When a
beardless boy, he was made an officer in a volunteer corps of dragoons -
with his brethren in arms, he fought the foe during the revolutionary
struggle...He was married at the early age of 19 to his late and only wife;
and they were the joint and affectionate parents of twenty-three
children....Hw was acting as Justice of the peace for near forty years..."
The marriage date for Isaac and "Miss Sutherland" was reported in the
newspaper in Apr 1754. The obituary for Mrs. Elizabeth Quarles, wife of
Major Isaac, appeared on 3 Jul 1810, and stated that she was the "fruitful
mother of twenty four children, whom it was her incessant care to rear up in
the habits, of honest and virtuous industry."
Altogether this makes for some interesting calculations. If their first
child was born in 1754, the year of their marriage, and their last one was
in 1792 - the birth date of George W. Quarles, then the average was more
than one child per year! All kinds of possible explanations could be put
forth - some children born after 1792 could have died, there could have been
several multiple births, there could have been adoptions, and there could
have been exaggeration.
Isaac's known children - due to recovered deeds etc. from fragmentary
records, and a couple of miscellaneous newspaper notices are: Betsey S.,
Sarah Coleman, Isaac Jr., Mary, Jane, Lizzie, Margaret and George W.
Quarles. Some others who lived in the vicinity, and who I think could well
have been sons are Benjamin Quarles and Fleming Quarles, and whoever was the
husband of the widow Christian Quarles in the 1820 Census in King William
Co.(perhaps Robert F. Quarles.)
My William Quarles was apparently born between 1770 - 1774, and perhaps was
a son, but I'm beginning to doubt it.
Would enjoy hearing from anyone who knows or thinks they are descendants of
Isaac, or for that matter, any of the early King William people.
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