submitted by Rhonda
photos and additional info in parenthesis added by Rhonda Smith 2006
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Fotheringay was the home of George Hancock (1754-1820),
a colonel in the Virginia Line during the Revolutionary War and
aide-de-camp to Count Casimir Pulaski.
He later served in both the Virginia House of Delegates
and in the U.S. Congress, and was the father-in-law of explorer William Clark.
Fotheringay, an elegant expression of the Federal style, was built around 1796 with
a steep mountain as a dramatic backdrop.
Fotheringay's interior woodwork, particularly its chimneypieces and doorways, features
delivately carved motifs copied from the pattern books of English architect William Pain.
April 24, 1844
January 2, 1914
Strother Lewis Eskridge
Born February 22, 1877
Died December 20, 1909?
died December 16, 1890
age 75 years
(Henry Alonzo Edmundson - Born in Blacksburg, VA, June 14, 1814 died at "Falling Waters", Shawsville, VA.
U.S. Representative from Virginia 12th District 1849-1861)
Sgt. William R. Edmundson
4 VA INF
Lieut. Col. David Edmundson
2 VA CAV
John M. Adams
aged 66 years
Maria L. Adams
(can't read marker-appears to be age at death)
Henry E. Adams
October 21, 1872
November 27, 1914
Vault built in the side of the mountain behind Fotheringay for Colonel George Hancock and several other families Members.
According to 1935 newspaper article other burials are: Julia Hancock, John Strother Hancock and Mrs. Patrick Lockhart.
Judith "Julia" Hancock Clark wife of William Clark daughter of
Col. George Hancock
She was born in November 21, 1791 at Fotheringay and died June 20, 1820 at Fotheringay.
Married William Clark in Fincastle, VA January 5, 1808.
John Strother Hancock, died age 8, son of Col. George Hancock Born March 25, 1787 died August 2, 1795.
Mrs. Patrick Lockhart who was the former Mary Kennerly (Mrs. George)Strother
and mother of Margaret Strother Hancock, wife of Col. George Hancock.
Mary Kennerly Strother Lockhart was born September 10, 1746 died June 2, 1830
We assume Margaret Strother Hancock and Mary Hanock Griffin to
also be buried in the tomb.
Margaret S. Hancock was born September 16, 1763. Married George Hancock September 18, 1781 Fincastle, VA.
Mary Hancock Griffin born February 14, 1783 died April 26, 1826
These 2 old photos were found in the files of Lucille Smith.
Colonel George Hancock
Born June 13, 1754 Chesterfield County, VA
Died July 18, 1820 at Fotheringay
served in Revoluntary War -Virginia Line Infantry
Married Margaret "Peggy" Strother on September 18, 1781 In Fincastle, VA
Commonwealth attorney of Botetourt County from March 4, 1787 to October 11, 1789
Member of Congress March 4, 1793-March 3, 1797
Legend says he was buried sitting up.
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