In his 1836 will, my 4G grandfather Lt. William McGuire of Tazewell, VA. appointed as executors, his "good friends" John Cecil and Chapman Spotts.
Do any Cecil family researchers know if this is this the Capt John Cecil mentioned in Pendelton's History of Tazewell County and Southwest Virginia?
"Captain John Cecil, son of William Cecil, was a prominent figure in the Civil and military life of the county. He was for many years a member of the county court; and represented the county in the Virginia House of Delegates at the sessions of 1808-09, 1810-11 and 1811-12. While the War of 1812 was in progress he raised a company of volunteers and was made captain of the company, but the Government declined to muster it into service. After he married, Captiain Cecil made his home on Little River, known as the Maiden Spring Fork of Clinch River. He there acquired what is now one of the most beautiful and valuable farms in Tazewell County. He sold the place to John Baylor for Confederate money during the Civil War, and thus lost his splendid estate."