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Capt. Benjamin CAVE
Hannah BLEDSOE
Husband:  Benjamin CAVE
Birth:  1703, probably VA
Death:  1762, Orange Co., VA
Disposition:  buried Pine Stake Church Cemetery/Montebello, Orange Co., VA 

Father not:_Rev. William CAVE, Canon of Windsor, Chaplain to King Charles II
Mother not:_Anna STONEHOUSE

A phony genealogy by an Englishman named Tyrell gives Benjamin's parents as Canon CAVE & Anna STONEHOUSE.  But Anna died in 1691, so it is impossible for her to be Benjamin's mother, and there is no indication that Canon CAVE took a second wife.  The will of Canon CAVE mentions no living wife and no living sons, only daughters and one deceased son named Ralph (i.e., no son Benjamin, living or dead).

Marriage:  ca. 1727, Spotsylvania Co., VA
Wife:  Hannah BLEDSOE
Birth:  ca. 1705-10, VA
Death:  ca. 1770
Father:  William BLEDSOE

Some sources give 1698 as her birthdate, but I don't buy it.  She would have been 29 when she married (five years older than her husband) and 52 when she gave birth to Richard, which simply is not possible (not without modern medical technology and, even today, extraordinary).  It's more likely she was born at least ten years later.

Children born Orange Co., VA:
1.  Elizabeth CAVE, b. 1728 
2.  John CAVE, b. 22 Feb 1731/2 
3.  Nancy Ann CAVE, b. 1734, VA; d. aft. 1808; m1. William STROTHER; m2. 9 Jun 1775, Orange Co., VA, Philemon KAVANAUGH, Jr
4.  Benjamin CAVE, Jr., b. 20 Nov Dec 1735 
5.  William CAVE, b. 1738; d. ca. 1804; m1. 28 Dec 1761, Mary MALLORY; m2. 1783, Susannah BARTLETT; m3. ca. 1786, Susannah MOSBY
6.  David CAVE, b. ca. 1739 or 1742; d. 7 Jul 1775 or 1792
7.  Sarah CAVE, b. 1745, VA; m. Edward CAYSON or John GULLEY
8.  Hannah CAVE, b. 1748; d. 1817, VA; m. 1768, Uriel MALLORY
9.  Richard CAVE, b. ca. 1750
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Virginia

Sources:

1.  Dorothy Brown Thompson.  1949.  "Ancestors and Descendants of the Rev. John Taylor (1752-1835)."  Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, v. 47, pp. 21-51 (reprinted 1981 as pp. 450-482 in Genealogies of Kentucky Families by Genealogical Publ., Co., Baltimore; Broderbund CD-185).

2.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 12, Pedigree No. 2241, submitted by David G. Kyle (3107 Barton Point Circle, Austin, TX 78733).

3.  Housley-Bedwell Genealogy Connection [link died].

4.  Cave's Cove. [link died]

5.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Ancestral File (AF).  Wrongly gives Capt. Benjamin's parents as William CAVE and Anna STONEHOUSE, and given that the LDS seems never to remove errors from the AF, this mistake will be perpetuated forever.

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