5th Generation: John Page

John Page at age 16
John Page at age 16
Richard Channing Moore Page, Genealogy of the Page Family in Virginia (p.73)

Born: April 17, 1743 at Rosewell in Gloucester County
Married: Francis Burwell c.1764
Married: Margaret Lowther, 1789
Died: October 11, 1808 in Richmond
Burial: Saint Johns Episcopal Church in Richmond

Parents: Mann Page II and Alice Grymes

Children with Francis Burwell:
Mann Page (1766)
John Page (1768)
Robert Page (1770)
Sally Burwell Page (1771)
John Page (1773, after earlier John Page had died as an infant)
Alice Grymes Page (1775)
Frances Page (1777)
Francis Page (1781)
Judith Carter Page (1783)
[plus three unnamed infants who died]
Children with Margaret Lowther1:
Margaret Lowther Page (1790)
William Lowther Page
Mary Mann Page
Gregory Page
John Page
John William Page
Barbara Page (c. 1795)
Lucy Burwell Page (1807)

John Page was elected to three one-year terms as governor of Virginia for the years 1803-1805, after serving in the US Congress between its start in 1789 until 1797.1

He appreciated living in New York City after election to the First US Congress, and opposed moving the national capital to Philadelphia. He was also a well-read theologian, to the point that some friends sought to have him chosen as the first Episcopal bishop in the United States.2

John Page with his mother Alice Grymes Page
John Page with his mother Alice Grymes Page
Source: Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) (attributed to Charles Bridges)
Picture in color on Flickr


1. "Page, John, (1743 - 1808)," Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000018 (last checked March 20, 2016)
2. Richard Channing Moore Page, Genealogy of the Page Family in Virginia, Publishers' Printing Company, 1893, p.76, https://books.google.com/books?id=cOBBAAAAMAAJ (last cheked November 25, 2019)

The Grymes Family