(Abt 1715-1777)
Elizabeth GRAVES
(1752-Aft 1821)
Sarah Sallie HENDERSON
(Abt 1780-Abt 1845)


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Justine KEATON

Reuben SANDRIDGE 1 2

  • Born: Abt 1780, , Albemarle, Virginia, USA
  • Married: 1804, , Albemarle, Virginia, USA
  • Died: Abt 1845

   Another name for Reuben was SANDIDGE.

   Ancestral File Number: 135G-TJ9.

   General Notes:

George Selden Wallace, Cabell County Annals and Families (Seamonds), Pg 484-485, Cabell Co Public Library, 455 Ninth Street, Huntington, WV 25701, 1001008985. "SEAMONDS ...Elijah Seamons married a Keeton, sister to Mrs Justine Keeton Sandridge, wife of Reubens Sandridge, who were early settlers in Cabell County, and it has been said that the two families came to the county at the same time, as they both lived near Barboursville, one on Mud River, and the other on Merritts Creek, a tributary of Mud River."

Sandridge Family - England To Cabell County
Posted by Andre' Jack Shye <AShye@aol.com> on Sun, 31 Jan 1999
The following is taken from the publication “Cabell County Heritage 1809-1996”
SANDIDGE/SANDRIDGE - The history of the Sandidge/Sandridge family dates back to the emigration from England to Virginia in the mid 1600s by James, John and Thomas Sandridge.
Martin Sandidge of El Paso, Texas, has been collecting recording and documenting information on this family. An early discovery was the family name was spelled over a dozen different ways, often with the handwritten first letter “L”, instead of “S”. Martin’s major research indicates that the surviving line in America is most completely traced through Col. James Sandidge (b. 1620 in England) who left there due to political unrest, in the mid 1600s during the reign of Oliver Cromwell.
Settling in King and Queen County in VA, James undoubtley became a planter. He married and starting raising his crops and his family. His son, John b. 1666, married Mary Vaughn in 1690. John was both a planter and a surveyor. Three children of record are known, Thomas, John and William I. The family line continues through the generations of William I and William II, Stephen and Reuben. The father John, died in New Kent Co., VA in 1798.
William I b. 1678 married Ann _____ (some believe Pulliam) in 1718 and settled in Carolie Co., VA. Records indicate there at least five children; William II, b. 1719, Mary, b.1720, James, b.1726, David, b. 1728, and John, b.1730.
It was William II who changed the family name to Sandridge. He married Elizabeth Graves, b. 1720, in Spotsylvania County in the late 1740s. Their ten children were born between 1748 to 1762. Following William’s death, Elizabeth accompanied her son John and his family to Green County, KY. She was buried there in 1826 at the age of 106. Two other sons, John and William, were members of the Revolutionary Army. Son Stephen, after moving to Albemarle Co., married Sarah ______ had seven children and moved to TN between 1810 and 1820.
Several of Stephen’s children remained in Albemarle Co. Among them Reuben, who married Justine Keathon in 1804. Shortly after 1820, Reuben, with his family and others from Albemarle moved westward to Cabell Co., VA. Their number of children is unknown but count records reveal the marriage of Benjamin to Lucy Holdryde, daughter Emily married Jacob Traux, and daughter Mary, b. 1817, d. 1852, married Asa Lee Wilson, a boat builder and farmer. Mary and Asa had 8 children before her death at age 35, and she is buried at Mud River Baptist Church cemetery. She and Asa was stalwarts in the church until Asa’s death. The records of Mud River Baptist Church indicate 1800’s membership by many of the Sandridge, Holdrydes, Traux, Wilson family members. The detailed church records are of much history and genealogical value and are located at both MU and Cabell County libraries.
Emily, a child of Asa and Mary, is an ancestor of the writer. Emily married Thaddeus W. Flowers in 1867, their daughter Justine, married Charles Reed in 1889 – written by Roland Reed.

Ancestral File Ver 4.19 135G-TJ9.

   Marriage Information:

Reuben married Justine KEATON, daughter of James KEATON and Ankey BALLARD, in 1804 in , Albemarle, Virginia, USA.


1 Ancestral File Ver 4.19, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998.

2 Cabell County Annals and Families, George Selden Wallace, Cabell County Annals and Families, (1001008985), Pg 484-485.

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