Person:Benjamin Fleet (1)

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m. abt 1795
  1. Christopher Bennett Fleet1796 - 1845
  2. Col. Alexander Fleet1798 - 1877
  3. Dorothy Ann Fleet1805 - 1849
  4. Unknown Fleet
  5. Susan Fleet1806 - 1887
  6. Dr. Benjamin Fleet1818 - 1865
m. 1842
  1. Col. Alexander Frederick Fleet1843 - 1911
  2. David Fleet
  3. Benjamin Fleet1846 - 1864
  4. Maria Louise Fleet1847 - 1917
  5. Florence Fleet1852 - 1903
  6. Betsy Pollard Fleet1854 - 1904
  7. James William Fleet1856 - 1926
Facts and Events
Name Dr. Benjamin Fleet
Gender Male
Birth? 25 Jan 1818 King and Queen, Virginia, United States
Marriage 1842 to Maria Louisa Wacker
Death? 08 Mar 1865 King and Queen, Virginia, United States

Green Mount Plantation

  • Green Mount is Located in St Stephens Church, VA, and was built in 1795.
Green Mount was formally known as Pickle Hill and was originally owned by the Pendleton Family.
After several transfers of ownership the property was purchased by Benjamin Fleet in 1839. In 1842 it was rechristened to Green Mount.
It was occupied by both Federal and Confederate Troops as the farm was near the river crossing used by both troops. Post Civil War the property was documented to be a boarding school for girls.
  • Several books have been published about the Fleet Family during the Civil War
Green Mount: A Virginia Plantation Family During the Civil War: Being the Journal of Benjamin Robert Fleet and Letters of His Family, by Benjamin Robert Fleet, Betsy Fleet, John Douglas Pitts Fuller, University Press of Virginia, 1977 - Biography & Autobiography - 374 pages

Source http://books.google.com/books/about/Green_Mount.html?id=2kclAAAAMAAJ

A memoir of one young girls story at boarding school.
  • Green Mount is located on Todds Bridge Road, St Stephens Church, VA and is close to the Mattaponi river, approximately 45 min from Richmond and about 1.5 hrs to Washington DC.
References
  1.   Brown, John Howard. Lamb's Biographical Dictionary of the United States;. (Boston, Mass.: James H. Lamb Company, March 1900)
    Page 119.

    FLEET, Alexander Frederick, educator, was born in King and Queen county, Va., in 1843 ; son of Dr. Benjamin and Maria Louisa (Wacker) Fleet. His father, Dr. Benjamin Fleet, born Jan. 25, 1818, and died March 8, 1865, was a physician and magistrate in King and Queen county, state of Virginia. His first ancestor in America was Capt. Henry Fleet, who came to Virginia about 1621, and was a member of the Maryland legislature and of the Virginia house of burgesses. He received his education at Fleetwood and Aberdeen academies, Va., and -at the University of Virginia, which he left in 1861 to enter the military service of the Confederate states. He remained in the service throughout the entire period of the war, and at its close he returned to the university, where he studied, 1865-67. He was a teacher at Kemnore school, Fredericksburg, Va., 1867-68; and had charge of the department of Greek in the William Jewell college 1868-73. He also served as chairman of the faculty. He was president of the Baptist female college at Lexington, Mo., 1873-79; was professor of Greek in the Missouri state university, Columbia, Mo., 1879-90, and in 1890 founded and became superintendent of the Missouri military academy at Mexico, Mo. In 1891 he was president of the Missouri state teachers association. In 1896, upon the destruction by fire of the Missouri military academy, he transferred his school to Culver, Ind., and united with the Culver military academy, of which he had twice been superintendent. This school in 1900 had an enrollment of 220 cadets.

  2.   Bagby, Alfred. King and Queen County, Virginia. (New York: Neale Pub. Co., 1908)
    Page 378.

    This from Col. Fleet of Culver: "Thos. Walker, ancestor of the distinguished Dr. Thos. Walker, and Riveses of Albemarle (see Thomas Walker (explorer)), and Gov. Thos. Walker Gilmer (see Thomas Walker Gilmer), was from K. & Q." - Semple, John and James S., were sons of Rev. James Semple of England. John settled in King and Queen, marrying a Miss Walker. There son, Robert B.A. Croghan[sic] Semple[recte] married Lucy Clark, and their son, Major Croghan, then a mere youth, held the fort at Sandusky against Gen. Proctor (see Henry Procter (British Army officer)) with a large force of Indians and whites. He also distinguished himself at Tippecanoe (see Battle of Tippecanoe).