Person:RAMSAY, William ()

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RAMSAY, William ()
Family(s): Ramsay
Person ID (Link to genealogy): GED link doc.gif I12539
Sex: M
Date born: unknown
Date died: unknown
Father: RAMSAY, William (1716 - 1785)
Mother: BALL, Ann McCarty (1731 - 1785)
Spouse(s): MCCARTY, Ann ()
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Occupation(s): Entrepreneur, Federal Service, Merchant
Occupation details: He served as the Alexandria postal agent (1790-96) with an office on Royal Street near Market Square, before becoming the tax assessor (1818-21), William Ramsay was in the mercantile business with Alexander and Andrew Ramsay (1793-1801). His grocery/mercantile store was at 209 Prince Street, constable
Military service:
Military campaign War of 1812
Military branch
Description served as a Captain in the War of 1812
Fawcett book: RAMSAY, William ()
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From Bill Fawcett's book:

Biographical sketch

WILLIAM RAMSAY JR. married Ann McCarty in Alexandria, Virginia on April 7, 1785 (Alexandria Gazette 7/4/1785:3). He served as the Alexandria postal agent (1790-96) with an office on Royal Street near Market Square, before becoming the tax assessor (1818-21). William Ramsay was in the mercantile business with Alexander and Andrew Ramsay (1793-1801). His grocery/mercantile store was at 209 Prince Street. They declared bankruptcy in 1795, and he sold his house, lots and George Tavern. In 1803 the Prince Street store was robbed. Another grocery opened in 1803, closed the following year to pay off debts. During the same year William Ramsay engaged in a fight with A. Moore to protect his brother. In 1804 he became a partner with Edward Hackley in a mercantile at King and Pitts Streets near Washington Tavern. In 1807 his business went bankrupt, and he was in jail. A new store opened in 1810 opposite Marsteller's store on Prince Street, and another across the street from Elizabeth Potts. In March 1812 he planned to sell his stock and leave Alexandria (Miller 1991). William Ramsay served as a Captain in the War of 1812-14. On August 29, 1814, the British captured Alexandria. Later he became the constable of the Second Ward (1814-15). He may be the William Ramsay who clerked in the Third Auditor's Office in Washington, D.C. (1827-30), while residing at Ea near 20W (Directory)


Source

From A History of the Fawcetts and Related Families in America by William Bloys Fawcett. Used by permission of Dr. Fawcett.

This book was first published in 1996 and some of the information is quite dated. If you find errors or want to add updates, contact me, and I will add notes to the page.

Copyright © 1996, 2007 by William Bloys Fawcett, Jr. All rights reserved. No copies may be made of this document through any electronic, photocopying or other means without permission of the author.






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