Joseph Blackwell said to have been born July 9th 1715 Northumberland Co VA, his parents

were Samuel and Margery Downing Blackwell. Joseph Blackwell married


Joseph Blackwell married in Northumberland Co., cir. 1740, Lucy Steptoe , born cir. 1720;

died in Fauquier Co., after Apr. 26, 1787; daughter of Capt. John Steptoe and his wife

Elizabeth, of Northumberland Co., Said Capt. John Steptoe's will is dated Jan. 5, 1741,

and probated in Northumberland Co., in which he names his daughter Lucy Blackwell, and

son-in-law Joseph Blackwell.


Joseph died May 30, 1787. And left issue named in his will proved in Fauquier County.

Will dat. Apr. 26, 1787; pro. June 25, 1787 His will is dated Apr. 26, 1787; probated

June 25, 1787, in Fauquier Co., (Will Book No. 2, p. 116) in which he names his "beloved wife"

(no name), sons, Joseph, Samuel, John and George Steptoe; daughters, Anne, Betty, Lucy and

Judith (names the latter as "Judith Keith") the representatives of his "deceased daughter

Lettace Chilton'' his "son-in-law Martin Pickett." Names as Executors "beloved wife and four sons."


Northumberland County Virginia was formed in 1648

Westmoreland County Virginia was formed in 1653 from Northumberland Co

Northumberland County to Stafford County 1664 to Richmond County 1692 to King George County 1721

Prince William County Virginia was formed in 1731 form King George County

Fauquier County, Virginia was formed 1 May 1759 from Prince William County, Virginia





1767 Joseph B. and Lucy, his wife, made deed May 25, 1767. (F. 638.)





Joseph and Lucy Steptoe Blackwell’s Children:


1 Elizabeth Blackwell, b. 1742; m. in Fauquier Co., Dec. 19, 1760, Capt. Charles Chilton, of

Fauquier Co., Va., b. 1741; served in the Revolutionary War, Captain of Militia, Apr. 27, 1778;

He was also a signer of the Westmoreland Protest, in 1765 some of the leading men of the Northern

Neck of Virginia met at Leeds to form the first public association in the land for resistance to

the Stamp Act.  He was the son of Thomas & Jemima (Cooke) Chilton, of Westmoreland Co., Va.,


2 Samuel Blackwell b.1745 M Elizabeth Taylor Capt. Samuel B., Va. State Line, 1776-1783; died in

1783. He rec'd 4000 a. land Oct. 15, 1782, for 3 years' service; He was educated in England, and

for the ministry, but when Virginia declared herself Independent of the British Empire and a

Sovereign State, Elizabeth Taylor Blackwell died 1828, in Morgan Co., Al


3 Ann Blackwell, b. 1747, in Prince William Co., Va.; d. prior to 1800 in Fauquier Co., Va., m.

May 31, 1764, Col. Martin Pickett, of "Paradise," Fauquier Co., Va., b. 1740 in King George Co.,

Va.; d. 1804, in Fauquier Co., Va.  He represented Fauquier in two of the most important Conventions

ever held in Virginia, the Convention of 1776, which assembled at Williamsburg, and declared Virginia

Independent of the British Empire, and a Sovereign State.  (See writings of Hugh Blair Grigsby; Bishop

Meade's Old Churches and Families, Vol. I. p. 153; Stanard's Colonial Virginia, p. 208).  He was also a

delegate to the Convention of 1788, which accepted the Constitution of 1787, under which the Union now

is governed.  (See Elliott's Debates; Col. John Scott's Lost Principles).  He served in the French and

Indian War, 1761, as Lieutenant in Capt. William Edmonds Co. of Va. Troops; (Hening's Statutes). In the

Revolutionary War, as Lieutenant-Colonel, Fauquier Militia, Sep. 28, 1778 (Crozier's Virginia County

Records, Vol. VI.), Colonel Virginia Militia, 1778-1779, (Heitman's Historical Register), Colonel,

2nd Battalion, Aug. 27, 1781, (McAllister's Virginia Militia, p. 201).  He received for his services,

243 acres, 1780; 798 acres, 1758; 183 acres, 1789; 1/2 of 93 acres, 1790; 139 acres, 1792, (Crozier's

Virginia County Records, Vol. VI. p. 90, 91, 92 and 235).  He served as Major at the Battle of Monmouth,

(Letters of that period).  He was Tax Commissioner of Fauquier Co., 1782; Coroner, 1783; and High Sheriff,

1785; (Fauquier County Records).  He was a staunch and liberal Churchman, and a Vestryman, of the old

Church at Warrenton. His will is dated May 4, 1803, Codicils, Apr. 12, 1804; probated Apr. 24, 1804, in

Fauquier Co., (Will Book No. 3, p. 518), in which he names his daughters, Lucy Marshall, Nancy Brooke,

Millie Clarkson, Judith Slaughter, and Betsy Pickett; and "representatives of daughter Lettie Johnston,"

his sons, George Blackwell Pickett and Steptoe Pickett; his sons-in-law, Charles Marshall, Francis Brooke,

Charles Johnston, William Clarkson and Stanton Slaughter; Executors, George Blackwell Pickett, Stanton

Slaughter and Joseph Blackwell.  He was the son of William & Elizabeth (Cooks)) Pickett, of Fauquier Co.,



4 Lucy Blackwell b.1749 m. 1773 Sept.24 William Stanton son of William and Diana (Field)


5.Leticia Blackwell, b. Oct. 3, 1750; m. Apr. 10, 1768, Capt. John Chilton, of "Rock Spring," Fauquier

Co., Va., b. Aug. 29, 1730, in Westmoreland Co., Va., d. Sep. 11, 1777 on the Battlefield of Brandywine;

served in the Revolution, Captain of 3rd Virginia, Apr. 29, 1776 (Heitman's Historical Register, p. 154.)

A number of most interesting letters written by him, during his military career, are now in the possession

of his descendants, also a diary. Son of Thomas & Jemima (Cooke) Chilton, of Westmoreland Co., Va.,


6 Joseph Blackwell, of Fauquier Co., Va., bo. 1752; served in the Revolutionary War, as Major in the

Subsistence Department Virginia Line; received a large grant of land in



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