Those who follow Bartholomew Stovall are aware that a picture of his life can be drawn given the few critical dates that are recorded about this man’s life. Bartholomew’s birth date, August 24, 1665. is substantiated by Quaker records of Guilford that currently resides in the Library of the Religious Society of Friends, Friend’s House, Euston Road, London, England.
The orphan Bartholomew Stovall did sail from England in 1684 on a ship captained by Peter Pagan and made a life in the Virginia colonies. He served as an indentured servant for Richard and Elizabeth Kennon, and then became a farmer. He married Ann Burton and had six Children. The union of Bartholomew and Ann is the root of a lineage that today, numbers into the hundreds of thousands.
Happy Birthday Bartholomew and thank you for your decision to migrate west.