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This post includes a letter written by Anne Pritchard Woodard on March 9th 1878 at age 9 from Clifton. Ann was the daughter of Martha Ann Wyatt and Theodore Hoyt Woodard. The tree is …

(Rev) Haute Wyatt (1594-1638)
John Wyatt (1663-)
Col. Richard Wyatt (1715-1785)
Capt John Wyatt (-1750)
Richard Wyatt (1763-1845)
Richard Ware Wyatt (1806-1881)
Martha Ann Harris Wyatt (1831-1898)
Ann Pritchard Woodard (1869-1961)

More letters can be found at: https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=e3aa8082bf4ed580&id=E3AA8082BF4ED580%21309&Bsrc=SkyMail&Bpub=SDX.SkyDrive&sc=Photos

This is the Clifton Inn today: http://www.cliftoninn.net/

Do not miss the history of the Clifton Inn – here are some quick quotes:

“Clifton is significant because it was built and used by Thomas Mann Randolph (Jr) (1768-1828) who served as Governor of Virginia, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, member of the U.S. Congress and was son-in-law of Thomas Jefferson (married to Jefferson’s daughter Martha).

1830- Thomas Jefferson Randolph sold to Fontaine Wells
1835- Fontaine Wells sold to Stapleton C. Sneed
1851- Stapleton C. Sneed sold 305 acres to Richard Wyatt for $8,000
The Wyatt family cemetery is located in a small yard behind the brick office. It is likely that Colonial Richard Wyatt, owner from 1851 – 1891 is buried in this area, but little else is presently known of other graves. Wyatt named the property “Clifton” during his residence. In 1870 Ida May Wyatt, who had grown up at Clifton, married her cousin Joseph Marion Wyatt at Clifton.

During the Civil War the wife and children of Colonel John Singleton Mosby, the “Grey Ghost of the Confederacy” sought refuge at Clifton after being driven from their home near Middleburg. When Union troops were in the area, Mosby would deliver supplies to a secret hiding place outside the main house.

1891- Richard Wyatt heirs sold 305 acres called” Clifton” to J. Cummings McKennie for $3,000
Grantors reserve the family burying ground with access for purpose of burial and attention to the grave yard.”

Anne Woodard’s letters follow:

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Richard Wyatt left school at 14 to enlist and serve in the Revolutionary war. (This is the Wyatt who burned his family Coat of Arms – see that post.) 

On December 8, 1796 Richard Wyatt married Nancy Ware, daughter of Captain John Ware and Ann Harrison Ware. One of their sons – Richard Ware Wyatt – was born December 22, 1806. He became a colonel of the Virginia militia and was “prominently identified” with the Whig Party.

THIS IS VERY COOL. In April of 1830 Richard Ware Wyatt set out on a four month journey from Virginia to Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Missouri on horseback.  Check it out.


On September 19, 1833, RWW married Harriet K. Harris, (born November 16, 1811). Their children were “Martha Ann, who married Theodore H. Woodard; Richard Overton, who died while in the service as a surgeon in the Confederate army; James Walter, major in the Confederate army and killed at the battle of Cold Harbor; Evalina Harris; Alice Elizabeth; Ida May (born May 1, 1846, died April 29, 1904), who married Joseph Marion Wyatt; Mary Nelson; and Kate Harrison, who married Samuel E. Wilson and (second) Rev. John W. Lea.”  (See and/or purchase the source, below.)

Richard Ware Wyatt died May 24, 1881.

Family connections are as follows:

John Wyatt (born in 1684) was a grandson of Haute Wyatt by his second wife Anne.

John Wyatt and Jennie Pamplin’s son Richard Wyatt was born May 20, 1720; (he died at “Plain Dealing” in November, 1803.)

Richard Wyatt’s first wife was Elizabeth. She died at the birth of her first child in 1744. Richard then married Amy Chiles, daughter of Walter Chiles on November 17, 1752. (Walter was a descendant of immigrant Walter Chiles who represented Charles City county in the General Assembly, was Speaker and member of the James City Council.)

Richard Wyatt and Amy Chiles Wyatt’s son Richard Wyatt was born January 1, 1762.  Richard Wyatt (II?) married Nancy Ware – daughter of Captain John Ware – on December 8, 1796. Their son Richard Ware Wyatt was born December 22, 1806.

The quotes are from Volume II of:

“Historical and Biographical Annals of Columbia and Montour Counties Pennsylvania”

Containing a Concise History of the Two Counties and a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families. (In two volumes, illustrated.)

Chicago – J.H. Beers & Co., 1915. 

The Wyatt family is on pages 913 & 914. You can also google it to read the whole thing.

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