Edward Alexander  Queensberry

Edward Alexander Queensberry

Male 1837 - 1917  (80 years)

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  • Name Edward Alexander Queensberry 
    Born 1837  Prince Edward Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Sep 1917  Richmond, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Maury Cemetery, Richmond, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0908  avefamily
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2016 

    Family Lucy A. French,   b. 1839, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BET. 1880 - 1900  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1858  Nottoway Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William E. Queensberry,   b. Jul 1866, Amelia Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Eugene E. Queensberry,   b. 1868
     3. Mary Virginia Queensberry,   b. 1871
     4. Leora Queensberry,   b. 1878
     5. John T. Queensberry,   b. 1880
     6. Lucy A. Queensberry,   b. 9 Jun 1883, Chesterfield Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Born in Prince Edward Co., VA per app for Confederates Home in old age.
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      History Of Prince Edward County, Virginia by Herbert C. Bradshaw (1955 ) Page 309 Among those to whom ordinary licenses were granted in this pe r iod were John QUEENSBERRY, 1795, and Mackness ROWLETT, 1797. The Herita ge Of Virginia by James Hagemann 1988 Green Bay Prince Edward VA. T wo ordinaries competed for trade here in 1797, one operated by John QU EEN SBERRY and the other by Mackness ROWLETT. The names of the taverns ar e no t in the history books, but since this hamlet has been known as Gree n Bay for nearly two hundred years and there is no bay within 125 air mil es of the locality, undoubtedly the more popular tavern bore that name.

      Pvt., 23rd VA INF, wounded, captured at Spotsylvania, lived in Richmond Old Confederates Home in later years.

      1860 Amelia Co., VA census:

      , Edward Queensbury, 22, M, Laborer, VA
      7, Lucy Queensbury, 20, F, VA

      from the web:
      I have been researching the surname of QUEENSBERRY, often spelled Quesenberry/Quisenberry.
      John Queensberry died 1813 in Prince Edward Co. VA. He married Mary Bruce in the 1790's, daughter of Alexander Bruce who left will in Nottoway Co. VA 1795.
      John and Mary's children were:
      Alexander, John, Washington, William, Rachel, Nancy, and possible other daughters, all born between 1797 and 1812.
      I believe, but have not proven that John Queensberry was a son of Aaron or Nicholas Queensberry of Amelia Co. VA.

      The Quesinberry family came from Germany to Virgina in Colonial times. There were six brothers who came to this country, two locating in Floyd Co. Vir., two in Carroll Co. and two in North Carolina. The members of the family who settled in North Carolina spell their name Queensberry.

      Mary/Polly BRUCE was born about 1774 in Amelia Co. VA. Died 23 Sept 1859 in
      Prince Edward Co. VA. She was daughter of Alexander BRUCE and second wife,
      which her name is unknown, but I believe her mother to have been Rachel WOODSON.
      Married John QUEENSBERRY before 1795. No marriage record survives but she
      is named as Polly CUSHENBERRY, wife of John CUSHENBERRY in her father's
      September 1795 Nottoway Co. Will. In the Prince Edward Co. VA 1859 Death
      Register, Mary/Polly QUEENSBERRY is listed as being 85 years old, died of
      "old age", parent is listed as Alexander BRUCE, widow of John QUEENSBERRY
      and the informant was a son, Alexander QUEENSBERRY.

      John QUEENSBERRY operated an "Ordinary" in the area of Green Bay, VA.
      (P.E. Co) He died in 1813. Left no will but his inventory covers several
      pages in the Prince Edward Co. Court Books and several Deeds are recorded
      for his children and wife after his death.

      The 1810 census for Prince Edward Co. VA listed John QUEENSBERRY as head
      of household, age 45 plus. Three males under 10 years of age, and one
      between 10 and 16 years old. Females included were two females under 10
      years and one female between 26 and 45 years old.

      Children are not in the order that they were born. Names taken from a list
      of heirs of John QUEENSBERRY in the division of his estate..

      Alexander QUEENSBERRY born about 1796 Prince Edward Co. VA removed to
      Lunenburg Co. VA

      Elizabeth Nancy QUEENSBERRY born about 1808 Prince Edward Co. VA. Married
      on 20 May 1825 to Thomas WALLER, P.E. Co. VA.

      John QUEENSBERRY born about 1811 Prince Edward Co. VA. Died of consumption
      at age 55 in August 1866. Found in the 1866 Death Register for P.E. Co. VA

      Washington J. QUEENSBERRY born 13 November 1806 Prince Edward Co. VA Died
      14 Jan 1856 Guilford Co. NC. Married 11 Nov 1841 Mary Jane BURKE Prince
      Edward Co. VA. Daughter of Richard F. BURKE and Sally FOSTER.
      This may have been a second marriage, I lose Washington QUEENSBERRY for
      the years 1832-1841. He sold all of his land in 1831-32 in Prince Edward
      Co. and can not be found as head of household in VA, GA, KY, or N.C. in 1840.

      William QUEENSBERRY born about 1803/4-Died in Lunenburg Co. VA. in 1826.
      Estate filed in Lunenburg Co. VA. Married Nancy ROBINSON.

      Rachel QUEENSBERRY born about 1805 Prince Edward Co. VA married in Prince
      Edward Co. VA on 15 June 1821 to McNess SHIPP son of John SHIPP.

      Mary QUEENSBERRY born 1812/13, married Edward B. MILLER on 1 Dec 1831,
      consent given by her guardian R.M. DEJARNETT
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      Children of Washington J. QUEENSBERRY and Mary Jane BURKE
      Victoria Anne QUEENSBERRY born 4 Jan 1848 Guilford Co. NC-died 21 Sept
      1919 in Rockingham Co. NC. Married Pinckney L. WALL
      Caroline QUEENSBERRY died as an infant
      Mary W. QUEENSBERRY born 1856 after the death of her father, she died at
      age 8 years (guardianship records)

      After the death of Washington QUEENSBERRY, Mary BURKE married as her second
      husband Jesse Harper BEVIL of Guilford Co. NC. Marriage bond dated 1 Oct
      1856. Mary died 24 Nov 1884 and is buried at Center Church Cem, Guilford
      Co. NC. in the BEVIL plot. They had one daughter:
      Permelia BEVIL born 1858, married Mack WARREN and died in Caswell Co. NC

      Sources:
      North Carolina:
      Guilford County Court Records, 1856-1858
      Marriage Bonds
      Dates taken from Tombstones in Center Methodist Church Cemetery
      Virginia:
      Nottoway Co. VA
      Court Order Book 2
      Will Book 1, page 200

      Prince Edward Co. VA
      Court Order Books 8/11/13
      Marriage Bonds
      Deed Books

      Richmond, Virginia City Directories, 1889-90 Record
      Name: Alexander E Queensberry
      Location 2: Midlothian tpk, Swansboro
      Occupation: carp
      Year: 1889
      City: Manchester
      State: VA

      He and wife Lucy living on French farm in 1860

      ID: I1661
      Name: Edward QUEENSBURY 1
      Sex: M
      Death: UNKNOWN

      Marriage 1 Lucy FRENCH b: 1840
      Married: 22 DEC 1858 in Nottoway Co., VA

      Sources:
      Title: Descendants of Robert French
      Author: Tom French/ Larry Maier
      Publication: 1995
      Note: Work was probably prepared by M. Amundson of Fredrick, Md.
      Repository:
      Note: Hard copy held by Jim Supan
      Call Number:
      Media: Manuscript