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James Madison Sthreshley

Born 1795 - Died 1869

James Madison Sthreshley was the son of Capt. William Sthreshley and Elizabeth Buckner Jones, widow of Thomas Jones of Stafford.  The surname of this family sometimes appears in early Virginia records as “Trashly.”  In 1828 James married Mary Peyton Bolling Fitzhugh (born 1808), the daughter of John Bolling Stith Fitzhugh (1778-1825) and Humphrey Frances Toye Tabb (died c.1794) of Bellair, Stafford County, Virginia.  James M. Sthreshley was a Confederate veteran.  He and his wife are buried in the Bellair cemetery on Leeland Road (Route 626).