John Wait and Frances Graves
born in Culpeper County, Virginia on August 15, 1757 to John and Keziah Waite. He was in the 3rd Continental
Virginia Line during the Revolutionary War under Captain John Thornton. His Pension Certificate # is 23860 and it was
issued on April 17, 1834 in Laurens, South Carolina. He moved to Laurens County, South Carolina around 1790 with a number
of his wife’s relatives. He bought land
on the Saluda River at the junction of the Reedy River. He died in Laurens on March 7, 1836. He was
buried on his lands, of which some are now under Lake Greenwood, but there is a marker for
him at Old Bethlehem Church where he was a member.
born in Culpeper County, Virginia around 1765 to Thomas and
Elizabeth Graves. Frances and John were
married in Culpeper on December 11, 1781. She died in 1844 in Laurens, South Carolina. She was a descendent of Captain Thomas Graves
who was a Jamestown Settler. She came to South Carolina with her husband, her
brother Lewis and his wife, her sister Elizabeth Sims, and her sister Ann Waite
Jones. Ann was married to Richard Waite
in Culpeper, Virginia and he died before 1785. She was remarried to Mr. Jones by 1788 in Virginia. Ann had three children by Richard Waite;
Elizabeth, James, and unknown. The relationship
of Richard Waite to John Wait is still unknown but it is suspected that Richard
Waite was the youngest son of Richard and Sarah Blake Wayte of Culpeper. This would make him the uncle of John Wait. Elizabeth Sims was the widow of Zachariah
Sims and she remarried Dr. John Creecy in Laurens, South Carolina in 1810. Elizabeth had children by Zachariah
Sims; James, Joel, Thomas, Rebecca, Lydia, Sarah, and Frances (Fanny). Lewis Graves was married to first Ann Sims,
and then he married Rebecca. He had at
least seven children, Nancy, Lucy, Martin, William, Lewis, Frances (Fanny), and Amey S.
Will of John Wait Sr. of Madison, VA
Estate Sale of John
Wait Sr., 12-24-1801
JOHN WAIT PENSION APPLICATION
Will of John
Wait, Jr. of Laurens, S.C.
Wait Family Bible
children of John and Frances were:
Philip Born September
20, 1782 in Culpeper, Virginia. He died in Laurens, South Carolina after the 1850 census and
before February 6, 1851. He was married to Rhoda Frances Powell on February 1, 1807 in Laurens. She
died on July 20, 1847. She was the daughter of William and Nancy
Bobo Powell, and granddaughter of Absalom Bobo and Amy Sims. Their children were Obed Madison, Lilly
Franklin, Polly Bobo, John Culpeper, Mariah Powell, Rhodah Frances, Peachy
Level, Philip Crain, and Melinda Elizabeth.
Franklin Born between 1783-1785 in Culpeper, Virginia. He died in 1838 in Laurens, South Carolina. He was married to Orphie Hansel Sims on April 27, 1828 and she died on August
11, 1830. He then married Sarah West on April 5, 1837. His
children were John Louis, John Travis, Elizabeth and Luda Jasper. It is thought that John Louis died as a child
and was a twin to John Travis.
Peachey Born March 2, 1786 in Culpeper, Virginia. She died in Lauderville County, Tennessee. She was married to William J. Crocker, they moved first to Alabama and then to Tennessee.
Mariah Parks Born April 3, 1788 in Culpeper, Virginia. She died on November
22, 1815 in Laurens, South Carolina. She was married to James Sims. Their children were John and Rhoda. Rhoda married her cousin, Thomas Wait, son of
Sarah Sims & James Wait,
grandson of Richard Wait & Ann Graves.
Frances Born February 14, 1790? (Her birth year is hard to
read in the Family Bible notes.) She
died in Laurens, South Carolina in 1865.
She was married to James Anderson. Their children were Martha Ann, George F.,
William, Elizabeth, Thomas, John, James, and Louisa Jane.
Elizabeth Born February 27, 1790? (Her birth year is also
hard to read in the Family Bible notes.) She also married a Sims but her death is still
Mary Polly Born about 1792 in Laurens, South Carolina. She died between 1836 1844 according to her
fathers will date and dispersal of his lands date. She married her first cousin, William Graves,
son of Lewis Graves and Ann Sims. Their
children were Joseph Franklin, Elizabeth Monroe, Obed Wait, John Lewis, Nancy
Sims, James Thomas, Mary Frances Polly, Peachy Keziah, William Wesley Jr., and
W. Born July 10, 1794 in Laurens, South Carolina. He died after the 1820 Census and before March 28, 1829 because he is not listed in his fathers will dated
at that time.
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This is my personal line and most of it is completed. Amanda
page was last updated October 30, 2005.
John Waite and Keziah