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John Catesby Edrington

Born 1800 - Died 1879

John Catesby Edrington (1800-1879) was the son of John Catesby Edrington (1775-1820) and Sarah Porter Stone (1769-1816).  The younger John married his cousin, Elizabeth Hawkins Stone (1810-1891), the daughter of Hawkins Stone (1748-1810) and Elizabeth Burroughs (dead by 1833) of Stafford.  John resided at Myrtle Grove on the north side of Aquia Creek where he had a store, a fishery, wharf, and a freestone quarry.  The 1830 census listed John with 42 enslaved persons who were likely employed on the Myrtle Grove plantation, and at the store, fishery, and quarry.  During the War of 1812, John C. Edrington served as a captain in charge of a light infantry company in the 45th regiment of Virginia militia (Stafford County).