Etheldred Dance1

Male, #39760, (circa 1750 - 4 Feb 1828)
Birth*circa 1750 Etheldred was born at Virginia circa 1750.2 
Marriage*say 1775 He married Sarah Woodard say 1775.3 
American Revolution*between 1775 and 1783 He provided service in the American Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1783
(DAR Listing: Ethelred Dance, born 1750 in Virginia, died 4 Feb 1828 in North Carolina, married Sarah Woodard, Ensign, North Carolina, Soldier Pensioned.)2 
Birth of Soncirca 1794 His son James W. Dance was born circa 1794 at North Carolina
Death of SonOct 1823 His son James W. Dance died in Oct 1823 at Nash Co., North Carolina
Death*4 Feb 1828 He died at Nash Co., North Carolina, on 4 Feb 1828.4 
Biography* Chesterfield Co. Va. Wills 1774-1802 by Benjamin B. Weisiger III, page 49:
Will of Henry Dance of Dale Parish
To son Edward ewes and lambs
To son Henry, 125 acres bounded by Joseph Vaden, John Williams, Bass's line, Joseph Royall, Edward Osborne, and items.
To son Etheldred, 100 acres, bounded by Nooning Creek Road, Edward Dance, Buckner Traylor, Silvester Andrews and Wintopock Road; also 1 Negro. [Yes, this is spelled "Wintopock" ....jeb]
To son Drury, all my land on north side of the main road.
To son Ezekiel, all rest of my land and 1 feather bed and 1 Negro.
To daughter Rhoda Dance, 1 feather bed, cow, and calf, chest, ewes and lambs.
Executors: sons Henry and Ezekiel
No date [but circa 1784]
Wit: Joseph Royall, Joseph Vaden, Daniel Moore
From Volume 3, William and Mary Quarterly, page 650: [coming under the title "Dance and Hite Family Notes" starting on page 649]
[Henry Dance was the son of Thomas.] Proven in Chesterfield County Va. will. "On January 19, 1749, Thomas Dance, the Elder, of Dale Parish, Chesterfield County, conveyed certain lands, goods, chattles, etc. to his son Thomas Dance, the younger, and one Negro man to his son Henry Dance (Chesterfield Records, Deed Book I, page 76.)" 


Sarah Woodard (say 1755 - )
Marriage*say 1775 He married Sarah Woodard say 1775.3 
Last Edited30 Apr 2012


  1. Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of early records of Nash county, North Carolina 1777-1859, Rocky Mount, NC: Dixie Letter Service, 1963.
    p. 172.
  2. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
  3. DAR Patriot Index, Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2003.
    Etheldred Dance.
  4. Heitman, Francis B. Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution. Rev. ed. Washington, D.C.: The Rare Book Shop Pub. Co., 1914.