Hi Laura,Thanks for input concerning Robert Webb and Elizabeth Breeding.
Please go to message# 143 this forum for comments about Robert and Elizabeth.
To further confuse the Breeding/Short connection in Russell County,VA , found the following in Russell County,VA court records:Time frame around 1790-1800,a man last name of Short took Sarah Breeding to court for having a bastard child. Who is this Sarah. Whose child is Sarah.
She doesn't belong to Clinch River Spencer and Elizabeth Finney. They were married around 1785-86.
She doesn't belong to James because he returned to Rockingham, migrated to TN with sister , never married although had children with his slave girl.
She is not a child of John Jr and Elizabeth Napper.
Sarah just doesn't fit in with anyone except maybe Old man John Sr. that died about 1801-02.We know he was married to someone when he died because Spencer had to take the widow of John Sr. to court to comply with the will of John Sr. He could have been married to a lady name of Short and they would be parents of the Sarah in question. I have found previous connections of the Breeding and Short family up North Rockingham, Augusta and Shenandoah. Best regards, Pat Owen Breeding