Generation No. 1 1. HENRY2 HARTLESS (SAMUEL1)1 was born Abt. 1725 in Caroline County, VA2, and died July 09, 1803 in Amherst County, VA2. He married ISABELLA UNKNOWN in Caroline County, VA(?)2.
Notes for HENRY HARTLESS:
Samuel Hartless may be the father of Henry Hartless. Needs further research.
Children of HENRY HARTLESS and ISABELLA UNKNOWN are:
i. ISABELLA3 HARTLESS3,4, m. JAMES GRAHAM, May 13, 1812, Rockbridge County, VA5,6.
ii. MERIANT "MARCHANT" HARTLESS7,8.
iii. ANNIS "ANNES" HARTLESS9,10.
iv. TABITHA HARTLESS10, m. JOHN COOPER.
2. v. JAMES HARTLESS, b. Abt. 1752, Caroline County, VA; d. 1804, Amherst County, VA.
3. vi. WILLIAM HARTLESS, b. Abt. 1754, Caroline County, VA; d. January 1836, Amherst County, VA.
vii. RICHARD HARTLESS11,12, b. Abt. 1760; m. MARY UNKNOWN13,14, Unknown.
viii. HENRY HARTLESS15,16, b. Abt. 1777; m. JANE CLARKE, July 07, 1798, Amherst County, VA17,18; b. Abt. 1780.
Marriage Notes for HENRY HARTLESS and JANE CLARKE:
William Clark, surety
ix. NANCY HARTLESS19,20, b. Abt. 1780; m. WILLIAM WILSON, October 08, 1798, Amherst County, VA21,22.
Marriage Notes for NANCY HARTLESS and WILLIAM WILSON:
Thomas Allen, surety made the oath that Nancy was 21. Consent of Nancy.
Generation No. 2 2. JAMES3 HARTLESS (HENRY2, SAMUEL1)23,24 was born Abt. 1752 in Caroline County, VA, and died 1804 in Amherst County, VA25. He married MARY ELIZABETH WARDROPE. She died Unknown.
Notes for JAMES HARTLESS:
Estate inventoried on September 16, 1805 for 71 pounds. Administrator paid board and schooling for (his sons) Richard and Henry Hartless. (WB 5:64, 6:223, 306)
Children of JAMES HARTLESS and MARY WARDROPE are:
i. HENRY4 HARTLESS.
ii. RICHARD WARDROPE HARTLESS.
iii. MARY HARTLESS, m. JOHN CLARK, March 10, 1804, Rockbridge County, VA26,27.
iv. PATSY HARTLESS28, b. Abt. 1788, Amherst County, VA; m. NATHANIEL COOPER, December 31, 1813, Rockbridge County, VA29.
Marriage Notes for PATSY HARTLESS and NATHANIEL COOPER:
Bond or License date only.
v. NANCY HARTLESS, b. October 06, 1771, Amherst County, VA30; d. 1842, Rockbridge County, VA; m. JOSEPH JARVIS, November 16, 1804, Rockbridge County, VA31; b. May 21, 1779, Amherst County, VA32; d. 1861, Amherst County, VA.
Marriage Notes for NANCY HARTLESS and JOSEPH JARVIS:
Daniel Blain officiated marriage.
vi. SUSANNA HARTLESS33,34, b. Abt. 1785, VA; m. REUBEN PETERS, January 08, 1812, Amherst County, VA35,36.
Notes for SUSANNA HARTLESS:
Susanna is a probable daughter of James Hartless. Needs further research.
October 1, 1852 Reuben and Susan Peters gave their children Clara and Henry Peters 142 acres "where we now reside" and all their personal property: cows, sheep, hogs, utensils, etc. The children in return would furnish their parents with "good and sufficient waring (sic) apparel, food lodging and washing will protect attend to them in sickness and in every way to make them as comfortable as their circumstances will admit" both Reuben and Susan made their marks. (Deed book BB, page 385) "Strangers in Their Midst" by Sherrie McLeroy.
3. WILLIAM3 HARTLESS (HENRY2, SAMUEL1)37,38 was born Abt. 1754 in Caroline County, VA, and died January 1836 in Amherst County, VA. He married NANCY STATON February 07, 1785 in Amherst County, VA39,40, daughter of THOMAS STATON and ANNE MOORE. She died Unknown in Amherst County, VA.
More About WILLIAM HARTLESS:
Military service: Revolution
Marriage Notes for WILLIAM HARTLESS and NANCY STATON:
William is listed as a bachelor and Nancy, spinster. John Jarvis, surety. Consent of her mother Ann Staton. Certificate of marriage by the Rev. Joseph Ballinger, February 14, 1785 (Order Book 7184-1787, p. 111.)
Children of WILLIAM HARTLESS and NANCY STATON are:
i. MARY "POLLY"4 HARTLESS41, b. Amherst County, VA; d. 1838, Amherst County, VA42.
ii. BETSY HARTLESS43.
iii. JOHN HARTLESS44,45, b. Abt. 1784, Amherst County, VA; d. April 14, 1858, Amherst County, VA45; m. MARY UNKNOWN.
More About JOHN HARTLESS:
Cause of Death: Paralysis
iv. BENJAMIN HARTLESS46, b. Abt. 1790, Amherst County, VA; d. June 21, 1855, Amherst County, VA47; m. MARY LOUISA BURCH48,49,50,51, September 24, 1852, Amherst County, VA; b. Abt. 1828, VA; d. April 16, 1899, Amherst County, VA52,53.
Notes for BENJAMIN HARTLESS:
Benjamin Hartless Sen. served two tours of duty in the War of 1812. In the first tour of duty he was a substitute for his brother Richard Hartless serving under Captain Thomas Bibbs, Fifth Regiment Virginia Militia. Honorably discharged on August 18, 1814 at Peach Orchard Camp Norfolk. In the second tour of duty he substituted for Jeremiah Shoemaker serving under Captain Isaac Tinsley, Eighth Company, Fourth Brigade on or about the 27th day of November 1814 and continued in actual service for the term of 2 months and 26 days and was honorably discharged on the 23rd day of February 1815 at Camp Carter.
More About BENJAMIN HARTLESS:
Burial: June 1855, Amherst County, VA
Military service: War of 1812
Notes for MARY LOUISA BURCH:
Need to find more information. Parents possibly Simeon Burch and Sally Rees, place of birth.
Marriage Notes for BENJAMIN HARTLESS and MARY BURCH:
Married by Rev. Pitt Woodroof at the residence of Nancy Hartless on September 24, 1852.
v. NANCY HARTLESS54, b. Abt. 1800.
vi. LINDSEY HARTLESS55, b. Abt. 1810, Amherst County, VA; d. February 03, 1884, Amherst County, VA56; m. (1) REBECCA HILDRETH, March 19, 1827, Amherst County, VA; m. (2) REBECCA BROSIUS, September 04, 1834, Rockbridge County, VA57,58,59; m. (3) MARY LOUISA BURCH60,61,62,63, Aft. 1855; b. Abt. 1828, VA; d. April 16, 1899, Amherst County, VA64,65.
Marriage Notes for LINDSEY HARTLESS and REBECCA BROSIUS: