William Roane
Born 1683 Gloucester Co. VA
Died Dec, 1757 Essex Co. VA

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Sarah Upshaw

m. 1732?
b. 1710
Gloucester VA
d. 1760
Essex Co. VA

b. 1730?
Essex Co. VA
d. Apr 8, 1799
Newington VA

b. 1735
Essex Co. VA
d. 1757

b. Aug 12, 1736
Rumford VA


b. 1736?

d. Dec, 1785
Essex Co. VA

b. 1741


b. 1750

d. 1810
William was living in Petsworth Parish in Gloucester in 1726 when he bought land in Essex County. He died in 1757 leaving land in Essex, King and Queen, and Culpepper counties.
Known as Col. William Roane, he represented Essex County in the Assembly.
Son Thomas was one of the executors of the will of grandmother Hannah Forrest, dated Dec 1, 1762, and proven Jun 30, 1763. In 1765, Thomas married one of her granddaughters, Mary Ann Hipkins (1745-1808), daughter of Margaret (Hannah's daughter) and Samuel Hipkins, Sr.
Dorman, John Frederick, comp., Essex County, Virginia, Wills, Inventories and Settlements of Estates No. 3, 17171721, pages 143144.
"Roane Family," Wm. & Mary Coll. Quarterly Hist. Mag., ser. 1, 18:194-200, 1910
Sweeny, Lenora Higginbotham, "The Upshaw Family of Essex," Genealogies of Virginia Families from Wm. & Mary Coll. Quarterly, 5:249, Baltimore, 1982.
Upshaw, Sophie W., comp., Captain William Upshaw, Gent., Planter of Virginia, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, 1975, part I, p. 13 ,15.