Finally, we can now say with documentation that Nathaniel, Malachiah and Enoch Fitz Randolph were brothers!
As many of you know, Nathaniel (Fitz) Randolph was an explorer and survey crewman in KY as early as 1775 with the Hites and Peter Casey.Nathaniel purchased a mill that Peter had built and in about 1825, the heirs of Peter Casey sued the heirs of Nathaniel Randolph.In 1842, Elizabeth Randolph made a deposition in which she stated that Nathaniel Randolph had never married and that he had no children.His only heirs were the children of his two brothers, Enoch and Malachiah, both of whom were also deceased by 1842.
Enoch's children, as listed by Elizabeth Randolph were: 1. Malachiah Randolph 2. Mary Randolph 3. Sarah Glenn, late Randolph, wife of David Glenn 4. Nathaniel Randolph 5. Rulannah Randolph (name is actually almost illegible) 6. Enoch Randolph 7. Hall Randolph
Malachiah's children were, as listed by Elizabeth: 1. Clarkson E. Randolph 2. Jeremiah Randolph 3. Jeptha Randolph 4. Nathaniel Randolph 5. Malachiah Randolph 6. George Randolph 7. Elizabeth Randolph 8. Mary Green [wife of Solomon Green]
So from this it can be seen, I think, that some of what we have had previously pieced together was incorrect, particularly the idea that Enoch was a son of Nathaniel.However, it can easily be seen why this has been such a confusing family to work with and dates are crucial since there are two sets of brothers with the names Nathaniel, Malachiah and Enoch.
I think this is pretty exciting and hoping that there will soon be some discussion of this new evidence.