William Letcher Pannill
- Born: 10 Sep 1803
- Died: 9 Sep 1875 at age 71
The 1850 United States Federal Census, Virginia, Pittsylvania Co., North District, page 207B records William L. (46) and Maria (35) Pannill with children William (8), Samuel (7), Louisa (5), Ann (4), and Ruth (2). William is rather wealthy Merchant with real estate valued at $45,000.
see notes on daughter Susan for 1860 census facts.
The text below is from The William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 3. (Jan., 1898)
THE GENEALOGY OF GENERAL J. E. B. STUART, AND OF HIS COLLATERAL RELATIONS ON HIS MOTHER'S SIDE - PANNILL, STROTHERS, BANKS, BRUCE, Etc. (Continued from page 116) James Ewell Brown Stuart, sixth child (son is a typographical error on page 116) of Hon. Archibald Stuart and Elizabeth Letcher Pannill, was born in Patrick county, Va., on the sixth day of February, 1833. On the recommendation of Mr. Averett, who then represented his district in Congress, he received the appointment of cadet to West Point. On completing the course he was commissioned a lieutenant, and sent to the western plains, where he was wounded in an encounter with the Indians. While in the west he married Miss Flora, daughter of Col. Philip St. George Cooke. As soon as Virginia seceded, he returned to his native State, and was raised first to the rank of lieutenant-colonel, and ordered to report to Col J.E. Johnston at Harper's Ferry. His subsequent career is matter of general history. On May 11, 1864, he was mortally wounded at the battle near Yellow Tavern. he was taken to Richmond, where he lingered until the evening of May 12th, when death ended his sufferings.
William Letcher Pannill, the second child of David Pannell, was born September 10, 1803, about two months before his father's death. He married Maria Bruce Banks, the daughter of W.B. Banks, before mentioned. He died September 9, 1875, lacking only one day of being seventy-two years old. Like his paternal granfather, the second William, he had fourteen children, ten of whom, or their children, are now living. Their names are 1, David Henry; 2, James Bruce; 3, Susan P. Rucker; 4, Bethenia P. Martin; 5, Fanny Pl Ficklen (dead, leaving children); 6, Louisa Banks Griffith; 7, Nannie P. Ballard; 8, Ruth H. Gordon; 9 John Taylor; 10, Alexander Stuart. Notes on Above Genealogy by D.H. Pannill
William married Living