Patrick NAPIER (b: abt 1608 London, ENG d: Nov 1659 London, ENG) married Joan WALLIS/WLLLAS (b: abt 1607 London, ENG) on 4 July 1628 St. Gregory, London, ENG. Their children:
1. Patrick NAPIER (b: abt 1634 Edinburgh, Scotland d: bef 12 Apr 1669 Goochland CO., VA) m: Elizabeth Booth
1. Robert NAPIER (b: 2 May 1660 Hampton Parish, York CO., VA d: aft 3 Sep 1731 York CO., VA) m: Mary Perrin
Robert NAPIER (b: 2 May 1660 Hampton Parish, York CO., VA d: aft 3 Sep 1731 York CO., VA) married Mary PERRIN (b: 1675 Henrico CO., VA d: 1705 Henrico CO., VA), daughter of Richard PERRIN and Katherine ROYALL, on 11 Oct 1688 in New Kent CO., VA.
Captain Robert NAPIER ownde land in New Kent, King and Queen, King William, Henrico, and Goochland Counties, VA.
(SOUTHERN HISTORICAL FAMILIES b John Boddie VOL XV "NAPIER OF VA, TENN, MISS" p. 221-5):
Robert NAPIER, son of Patrick, was born ca 1660, and appears as Capt. Robert Napier in the records of Old King William CO., VA. He was evidently an officer in the Colonial Militia. Between the years 1690 and 1701, he received nearly 1300 acres for the importation of settlers. He married on Oct 11, 1688, Mary Perrin, the daughter of Richard Perrin and his wife, Katherine Royall. Katherine's father, Joseph Royall, was one of the earliest Virginia settlers, having arrived in the "Charitie" in July 1622 and was listed at the Neck of Land in Charles City the following year. (Hotten, ORIGINAL LISTS, p. 169.)
ROBERT NAPIER'S lighthearted attitude towards his responsibilities is evidenced by the following: "Captain Soane had made an agreement to run his horse against one belonging to Mr. Littleberry Epee, which was backed by Mr. Robert Napier, 10 lb a side. Mr. Napier did not produce the payment at the appointed time and the suit was for the amount of the stake, as an agreement had been made that the horse which did not appear should forfeit the whole amount.
(Henrico CO., VA Records, 1688-90, p. 74)
It is also recorded that Robert's wife, Mary, went to court to prevent him from gambling away their childrens' money, and to ensure that he would spend a percentage of his income to support his family.
1. Robert NAPIER Jr. (b: 16 Sep 1697 St Peter's Parish, New Kent CO., VA d: 5 Jan 1763 or 12 May 1763 Albemarle, VA) m: Mary Tarleton Hughes
Twenty First Generation
Robert NAPIER Jr. (b: 16 Sep 1697 St. Peter's Parish, New Kent CO., VA d: 5 Jan 1763 or 12 May 1763 Albemarle, VA) married Mary Tarleton HUGHES (b: abt 1700 Henrico CO., VA d: abt 1756), daughter of Jesse HUGHES and Sarah TARLETON, 1722 in Henrico, VA.
May 1734 - sued for seperation by wife for abuse. Will dated 9 Dec 1755, proved 12 May 1763. - "DR. PATRICK NAPIER" by John Napier.
("SOUTHERN HISTORICAL FAMILIES VOL. XV"by Bodie "Napier of Virginia Tennessee Mississippi and other southern States" p. 221-225.)
p. 223-4 Robert Napier, Jr. was born Sep 16, 1697. He is believed to have inherited his father's plantation in a will dated 1744, which has not been found. He is known to have received at least two royal grants of 300 acres in Goochland County, in 1734 and 1735, by which time he had apparently moved inland, to the James River valley. In Goochland, he deeded a negro girl to his wife on 5 Jan 1743 and a negro boy named Will to his daughter, Frances. He moved again to Albemarle CO., VA, where he made his will 9 Dec 1755; it was proved 12 May 1763.
Robert Napier married Mary Hughes ca 1723, the daughter of Jesse Hughes and his wife, Sarah Tarleton, of Henrico County.
1. Ashford NAPIER (b: 1734 Goochland CO., VA d: bet Jun 1801-1818 Franklin CO., VA) m: Mary Ann Staples
Twenty Second Generation
Ashford NAPIER (b: 1734 Goochland CO., VA d: bet Jun 1801-1818 Franklin CO., VA) married Mary STAPLES (b: abt 1756 Campbell CO., VA d: aft 1803 Franklin CO., VA).
Military Service: 7 Apr 1780 commissioned to Rev. War as Ensign of Fluvanna CO. militia
Occupation: Attorney/1791 delegate to the Virginia Assembly; planter in Albemarle, Fluvanna, Buckingham, Bedford, and Franklin Counties.
1. John Staples NAPIER (b: 24 Jul 1778 Fluvanna, VA d: aft 6 Jul 1852 Jasper CO., MS) m: Frances B. Hawkins
Twenty Third Generation
John Staples NAPIER (b: 24 Jul 1778 Fluvanna, VA d: aft 6 Jul 1852 Jasper CO., MS) married Frances B. HAWKINS (b: 1790 NC d: aft 1850) 1821 in Smith CO., TN.
John served in the War of 1812, enlisted on 24 Dec 1812 and served until 23 May 1814. For his service, he received 160 acres of bounty land in Mississippi. John moved his family from Virginia to Gallatin CO., Illinois and, then, to Sumner CO., Tennessee. In 1831, he moved his second family with his third wife, Frances, to Jasper CO., Mississippi. John had no children by his first wife, Elizabeth.
From "Dr. Patrick Napier" by John Napier - 1810 moved to Davidson County, then Sumner County, Tennessee. 1831 moved to Mississippi.
There were 3 Napier clans in Scotland originally; The Napiers of Kilmahew; the Napiers of Wrichtishousisi; and the Napiers of Merchiston. We are tracing our line to the Kilmahew Napiers - D.A. Davis.
1. John Creed NAPIER (b: 21 Sep 1823 Sumner, Smith CO., TN d: 6 May 1879 Gandsi, Covington CO., MS) m: Sarah Leah Martin
Twenty Fourth Generation
John Creed NAPIER (b: 21 Sep 1823 Sumner, Smith CO., TN d: 6 May 1879 Gandsi, Covington CO., MS) married Sarah Leah MARTIN (b: 23 Dec 1833) daughter of Benjamin Burton MARTIN and Mary. Their children:
1. Rosetta John NAPIER (b: 1874 Covington CO., MS d: 4 Apr 1949 MS) m: James Madison Kelly
Twenty Fifth Generation
Rosetta John NAPIER (b: 1874 Covington CO., MS d: 4 Apr 1949 MS) married John Madison KELLY (b: 1863 Covington CO., MS d: 19 Dec 1924 Covington, MS), son of John D. KELLY and Rosetta Emeline ROWELL. Their children:
1. John D. KELLY m: Velma Cranford
Twenty Sixth Generation
John D. KELLY married Velma CRANFORD (b: 14 Feb 1904 MS d: Aug 1973 MS). Their children:
1. Mildred Lucille (Ceil) KELLY (b: 19 Apr 1931 MS) m: (1) Morris D. Custer (2) Max Varnell
Twenty Seventh Generation
Mildred Lucille (Ceil) KELLY (b: 19 Apr 1931) m: Morris D. CUSTER (b: 29 Jun 1925 OK), son of George Lebbeous CUSTER and Glendorah MILLER, in Corpus Christi, TX (2) Max VARNELL in Corpus Christi, TX. Children of Ceil and Morris:
1. Victor Glen CUSTER (b: 1954 Corpus Christi, TX) m: (1) Mary Jean Wood (2) Gladys Korean Looney (3) Diana Kay Taylor
2. Charles Dewayne CUSTER (b: 1957 Corpus Christi, TX) m: Jerri Jeanenne Malone
3. Mark Douglas CUSTER (b: 14 Mar 1960 Corpus Christi, TX) m: (1) Pamela Joy Teague (2) Orene Elizabeth Ehlers
4. Patti Rochelle CUSTER (b: Mar 1962) m: (1) Mark Edwin Brown (2) Marty Koehl
Twenty Eigth Generation
Mark Douglas CUSTER (b: 14 Mar 1960 Corpus Christi, TX) married (1) Pamela Joy TEAGUE, daughter of Waylon TEAGUE and Shirley Ann BUCKMASTER, in Nov 1982 in LA (2) Orene Elizabeth EHLERS, daughter of Orea A. EHLERS, Jr. and Norma Jean CLENDENNEN on 13 Mar 1999 in Bandera, TX. Children of Mark and Pam:
1. Shane Douglas CUSTER (b: 29 Sept 1983 Jefferson, LA) M: Sydney Jo Sugarek
2. Jason Ray CUSTER (b: 20 Apr 1986 Corpus Christi, TX)
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Prepared by: Orene Ehlers Custer
Date prepared: 15 March 2002
Last Update: 23 January 2004
The information contained in these pages pertains to Mark Douglas Custer's family genealogy and is the most correct I have found in my genealogy searches. I continuously search and update the information as I obtain it.