Obediah Waite and Mary Ann Harrison
born on February 14, 1766 in Culpeper County, Virginia to John and Keziah Waite. It is now confirmed that this is the Obediah
Waite who later moved to Frederick County, Virginia as a law clerk and became a
judge and the mayor of Winchester. Obediah was a witness to the will of Thomas
Graves, father to his brother John’s wife, Frances. Thomas Graves will was written in 1788 and it
listed all of his assets and children. At
that time, Obediah was the right age to be a young law clerk. Frances’s brother Lewis Graves was
very interested in Law and it is possible that he was a big influence on
Obediah. It is also known that Richard
Waite, grandfather to Obediah, did not have a will and it took a number of
years for the children to settle the affairs of their father. Perhaps this is why Obediah impressed upon
Thomas Graves and his own father, John Wait, the need for a proper will. He died on January
15, 1845 in Winchester, Virginia. He was the Mayor of Winchester from 1824 to
1831 and the President of the Bank of the Valley from 1823 until his death.
was Obediah’s first wife and they were married in March of 1794 in Winchester, Virginia. She was the daughter of Mary Wood and Matthew
Harrison. She died before 1830 in Winchester, Virginia.
Obediah’s second wife and they were married on February
4, 1830 at Christ’s Church, Winchester, Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Dr. David Stuart of Ossian Hall, Fairfax County, Virginia and the sister of Charles
John Wait Will
Estate Sale of John
Letter to WG
Singleton about Hannah Waite
children of Obediah and Mary Ann were:
about 1796 in Winchester, Virginia.
F. Born in 1798 in Winchester, Virginia. He died on June
11, 1820 in Sheperdstown, Virginia.
Maria Antoinette Born about 1800 in Winchester, Virginia.
Charles Born 1806 in Winchester, Virginia. He died March 1815 in Martinsburg, Virginia.
page was last updated on October 30, 2005.
John Waite and Keziah