Friday, December 7, 2018

Albemarle County Virginia Wills, Estates, Marriages, Genealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Albemarle County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages

Albemarle County, VirginiaAlbemarle County was established 1744 from Goochland County. The county seat is Charlottesville. The county was named in honor of Willem Anne van Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle and titular Governor of Virginia at the time. In 1761 the county was divided to form Buckingham and Amherst counties, at which time the county seat was moved from the formerly-central Scottsville to Charlottesville.

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Marriages

  • Marriages 1780 to 1868
  • Marriage Register Index 1854 to 1893

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Wills 1748 to 1752
  • Deeds 1748 to 1752
  • Wills, Estates, Appraisements 1752 to 1785

Images of Albemarle County Wills, Estates, Inventories, etc. 1748 to 1752

Testators: Abney, Abner;Allen, William Hunt; Arrington, William;Baber, Robert;Ballon, William, inventory; Brock, George;Bruce, John;Burke, Charles, estate;Cannon, William, inventory;Christian, Robert;Dameron, Lazarus; Dameron, Richard;Duncan, Martin, inventory;Finley, Margaret; Franklin, Benjamin;Gains, Bernard, inventory;Gorden, John, estate;Hamilton, inventory;Hamilton, Henry, inventory; Hamner, Robert;Lifely, Mary; Lynch, Charles; Mahoney, James, inventory; Maxwell, Edward, inventory; Morrell, William; Osborne, Arthur, appraisement; Osborne, Arthur; Phelps, Thomas; Phelps, William; Reid, Andrew;Robertson, James;Rose, Robert; Shehornes, John Darby;Spurlock, William;Sublet, James; Tuley, John;Webb, Wentworth, inventory and Williamson, James, inventory.

Images of Albemarle County Wills, Estates, Inventories, etc. 1752 to 1785

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Ship: The Flower de Luce #virginiapionersnet

The Flower de Luce

vesselsThe Flower de Luce was a shipping vessel which transported persons and supplies into the colony of Virginia. One of its major merchants was George Menefie of James City, Virginia who gave his deposition in March of 1640, while a resident of the parish of St. Helen's in London. At the time he stated that he was forty years of age. more The testimonies of a number of passengers was such that it was the opinion that if the vessel were not pumped day and night, that it would sink. Thomas Davis of Chuckatuck, Virgiia, also a merchant, aged 26, and others were on the voyage with George Menefie, apparently on board the sister ship Bonny Bess, as well as Mr. Hugh Weston and Mr. Zachary Flute also en route to Virginia. Flute had already transported over one hundred persons onboard the Marchant's Hope on July 31 of 1635 and made his testimony before the Minister of Gravesend, as well as the ship's manifest. Source: English Adventurers and Emigrants, Vol. I, by Peter Wilson Coldham; Public Record Office, London.  Nansemond County VA Ancestors

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Coins in Circulation in the Virginia Colony

Coins in Circulation in the Virginia Colony

Dutch CoinsIt is significant to find that among the different kinds of money sterling in circulation in the counties along the Eastern Shore was the lion or dog collar, as it was called from the device on its face. Perhaps this was a Dutch coin obtained during the smuggling of traffic into the colony (despite Navigation Laws). The merchants of of Holland found easy trade with the colonists during the 17th century which undoubtably assisted the early colonists in their survival. A petition in 1696 from the planters of Accomac to their representatives in the House of Burgesses, asked that a legal value be set upon the lion or dog in order that it might be used to advantage in current business transactions. Source: Palmer's Calendar of Virginia State Papers, vol. I, page 52.



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Friday, November 30, 2018

Interesting Estates in Halifax County Virginia

Interesting Halifax County Estates 

In Virginia, the inventory of an estate usually followed the last will and testament and contained interesting facts concerning the life of the deceased person. The inventory of the estate of Francis Lawson in August of 1785 revealed that his primary crop was tobacco and at the time of his death was indebted to John Lawson for 2 gallons of rum, the building of a tobacco house, carrying tobacco to Petersburgh, 14 yds of osnaburg and other fabrics. John Lawson was paid four times, twice with 23 hogsheads of tobacco and twice with 21 hogsheads of tobacco. A hogshead is a large cask of tobacco or liquid, such as wine, ale or cider. hogshead tobacco

The tobacco hogshead was a large wooden barrel used in British and American colonial times to transport and store tobacco. It measured some 48 inches by 30 inches in diameter and weighed about 1,000 pounds when fully packed. Tobacco grew well in Virginia, was used as money (locally and abroad) since the first settlers arrived in Jamestown. At the death of Thomas Haskins, he had eight children, one of whom was a daughter who married to Miles Finney. Thus, Finney, as the husband of Fanny, was bequeathed a tract of land land in Mecklenburg County which adjoined Blue Stone Creek. Of further interest is the fact that he mentioned the land of his deceased brother, Creed Haskins. This last will and testament provides another county to research for the Haskins (Mecklenburg) families and one can get an idea of where this land was located by studying local maps. 

Contrasted, when one, Thomas Lawson died iin 1788 , the inventory of his estate revealed that he was in possession of 32 head of sheep, 7 hogs, and 14 hens. His widow, Hannah Lawson, received her dower a year later. 



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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Names of Prince George County Ancestors #virginiaioneersnet

Prince George County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Probate Records


Brandon Plantation South

Prince George County was established in 1702 and was named in honor of Prince George of Denmark, who was the husband of Queene Anne of England. Queen Anne. It was formed from Charles City County, one of the original eight shires, and its boundaries stretched from south of the James River down to the North Carolina line. 

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Digital Images of Wills and Estates 1713 to 1728 

Anderson, John 
Anderson, Peter 
Batte, Henry 
Bilbro, Thomas, estate 
Bolling, Drury, Capt., estate 
Braine, John 
Bridges, Timothy, estate 
Brooks, George, estate 
Chambliss, Elizabeth deed from Thomas Taylor 
Clifton, Thomas 
Clifton, Thomas, inventory 
Clifton estate 
Connell, Timothy 
Crawley, David 
Cray, Thomas 
Davis, Christopher, estate
Duke, Henry, Capt., estate
Epes, William Sr. 
Epess, William, Sr., estate
Fauquier, Francis 
Goodrich, Charles
Goodrich, Charles, estate
Goodrich, Edward, estate
Goodrich, Margaret
Griffith, Elizabeth
Griffith, Thomas
Grigg, William
Grigg, William, inventory
Hamlin, John
Hamlin, John, estate
Hamlin, John, estate continued 
Hardyman, Fitt 
Hardyman, Littlebury, estate
Harrison, Thomas, estate
Harrowell, John, land patent 
Hooper, Thomas, estate
Ingram, Richard, estate
Jackson, William
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Friday, November 23, 2018

A Time of Genealogy Changes on the Internet


A Time of Change
May I suggest Mastodon.social as a place to post your genealogy items?  It is a new social media AP, similar to Twitter, except that it contains no ads, politics, or anger.  This clean little AP is ideal for us genealogists.  my handle is @genealogy    

Another source is the Genealogy History Blog which can easily added to your phone  In the address bar, type https://www.georgiapioneers.com.genealogyhistory.info/

Next, on the iphone, click on the then up arrow (bottom); then scroll acrross and click on "+ Add to Home Screen".  This makes for convenience in viewing.  Or, you can go to the blog and choose to have the articles sent directly to your email address.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Where to Read Microfilm of Virginia County Records

Where to Read Microfilm of Virginia County Records

If you are unable to receive inter-library loans to your local library from the Virginia State Archives, this is due to staff issues.  They do not have anyone to pull the microfilm. May I suggest the Washington Memorial Library in Macon?  They have an impressive collection of Virginia microfilm, including some of the oldest county records.  This library is the best for genealogists in the State of Georgia and has an amazing collection for most Southern States.   An online source of the oldest Virginia records is Virginia Pioneers

Needless to say that irregardless of the genealogy available on the Internet, we need to support our local libraries.  The genealogy collection of every library is different as it includes data shared by working genealogists and genealogical societies.  Also, the inter-library loan system helps to supplement the genealogy records of any given library. I cannot tell you how often I have visited the Switzer Library in Cobb County and discovered microfilm on loan which I needed to view!  The key is to ask the librarian in the Georgian Room.



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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Names of Greene Co. Virginia Ancestors #virginiapioneersnet

Greene County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Bonds, Deeds



Greene County
Greene County was established in 1838 from Orange County. The mountainous region which encompassed it became known as Stanardsville and included Piney Mountain. The county is named for American Revolutionary War hero Nathaniel Greene.

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Indexes to Probate Records

  • Wills, Estates, Deeds, Bonds 1838 to 1860
  • Wills, Estates, Deeds, Bonds 1860 to 1925
  • Wills, Estates, Deeds, Bonds in Circuit Court 1842 to 1902

Images of Wills, Estates, Deeds, Bonds

  • 1838 to 1860
  • 1860 to 1925

Images of Wills, Estates, Deeds, Bonds in the Circuit Court 1842 to 1891

Testators: Beazley, James | Beazley, John S. | Blakely, Angus | Blakey, Virginia | Bonds | Bradford, Patrick | Carpenter, P. M. | Cox, Joab | Davis, Darby | Dulaney, John | Dulaney, William | Finks, Oliver | Garth, Jesse | Gibson, James | Gilbert, Joseph | Jarrell, John | Lee, John C. | McMullan, James | McMullan, John | McMullan, William | Rawls, Ann | Rumble, William | Shotwell, Jeremiah | Sims, Hiram | Smith, Gasper | Walker, James | Walker, Josey | Walker, Joyce | White, William
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Monday, November 19, 2018

William Overton Came to Virginia to Findhis Father #virginiapioneersnet


William Overton Came to Virginia to Find his Father

Pamunky RiverWilliam Overton of London was married to a daughter of Samuel Waters and this ceremoney was recorded in the Parish of St. Sepulchre. Family tradition says that William Overton came to the Colony of Virginia in search of his father ca 1669, and failing to find him, remained in Hanover County. A year later, he brought over his fiancee whom he married onboard ship on November 24, 1670. It cost him 50 pds. of tobacco for her passage to America. In 1681 he received 4,600 acres of land on the Southside of the Pamunky River on Falling Creek for transporting 29 persons into the colony. In 1690 he was deeded addition land in St. Peter's Parish. 



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Names of Testators of Old Wills in Accomack County

Accomack County, Virginia Genealogy, Wills, Estates

Accomack CountyAccomac Shire was established in 1634 as one of the original eight shires of Virginia. The name comes from the Native American work Accawmack, meaning on the other side. In 1642 the name was changed to Northampton. Northampton was then divided into two counties in 1663. The northern section assumed the original Accomack name, the southern, Northampton. In 1670, the virginia Colony's Royal Governor William Berkeley abolished Accomack county, but the Virginia General Assembly re-created it in 1671. The justices of Accomac held their terms of court for many years at Pungoteague in the tavern belonging to John Cole, who did not charge for this use. In 1677 it was decided to erect a court-house where the majority of the freeholders chose. Cole, reminding the judges of his liberality, asserted that, having recently purchased the Freeman plantation, he was sure that it would offer a very convenient site for the projected county seat. He also offered to furnish thirty thousand bricks for the construction and also all of the timber. These bricks were to be burned on the spot by James Ewell, who was indebted to Cole. Three years passed and the projected structure had not been completed. In 1680, there was an order of the court directing Major Charles Scarborough to engage workmen at once to proceeding with the construction. Source: Letter of John Cole dated Dec. 20, 1677, Accomac County Records, vol. 1676-8, p. 97.

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Images of Wills (Testator names not provided for lack of space

  • 1671 to 1674
  • 1673 to 1676
  • 1676 to 1690
  • 1678 to 1682
  • 1682 to 1697
  • 1692 to 1715
  • 1715 to 1729

Images of County Wills, Inventories, Appraisements, Divisions 1729 to 1737

Ardies, Edward, inventory | Armitrader, Henry | Ash, Bridget | Ashly, Charles | Aymes, James | Bagwell, Henry | Bagwell, John, inventory | Baily, Richard | Baker, John, appraisement | Beavans, William | Bensten, Ambrose | Benstene, James | Benston, James | Benstone, William | Biddle, Thomas, inventory | Blake, John, inventory | Blake, Joseph | Bonnewell, John, division | Bonwell, John, inventory | Bowles, Daniel, inventory | Bradford, William | Brittingham, John, inventory | Brittingham, Nathaniel, Jr. | Brittingham, Samuel, estate | Brymer, Samuel | Bundock, Richard | Burton, Samuel, division | Burton, Thomas | Burton, William | Cole, Robert, appraisement | Copes, Giles | Crippen, Thomas | Cropper, Edmund Bowman, inventory | Croston, Francis | Custis, Hancock | Custis, Henry | Custis, John | Curtler, Richard | Darby, Daniel | Davis, Samuel, inventory | Dix, William | Drumond, Anne, Sr. | Drummond, Hill | Drummond, Richard | Duberly, John, inventory | Dunton, Waterfield, inventory | Edwards, Evan | Ewell, Mark, inventory | Ewell, Solomon | Flack, Mary, inventory | Fletcher, Thomas | Fletcher, William | Gibson, James | Gore, William | Green, John, inventory | Griffin, Elizabeth | Harmanson, Argol | Harmanson, Barbara | Harristoy, John | Heath, William, inventory | Hinman, Benjamin | Hope, Thomas | Huebanks, Mary | Hughs, Joseph, inventory | Hutchinson, John | Jackson, Elizabeth | Jackson, Henry, inventory | Jackson, John | Jenkinson, Thomas | Johnson, George | Johnson, John | Jones, Richard | Justice, Ralph | Kellam, Edward | Kellam, Richard | Knight, George, inventory | Laughlan, Cornelius | Lewis, Elizabeth | Linsey, Elizabeth | Longo, James | Lurton, William, inventory | Major, William | Marshall, John | Mathews, William | Melson, John | Mercy, John | Michael, Simon, inventory | Milby, Garrison | Milby, John, inventory | Milby, Salathiel, inventory | Murray, John | Murrough, Daniel, inventory | O'Grahan, Daniel | Osburne, Jenifer | Owen, Timothy, inventory | Park, Mary | Parker, Dorothy | Parker, George | Patrick, John | Phillips, William Sr. | Powell, John, inventory | Pritchard, William | Pruitt, Catherine, inventory | Read, Henry | Richerson, Charles, inventory | Rite, William | Robins, Edward | Robins, John | Robins, Thomas, inventory | Rogers, John, inventory | Rogers, Peter | Rogers, William | Rowles, Major | Rowles, Daniel Sr. | Sallisbury, John, inventory | Savage, John | Savage, Mary, inventory | Savage, Rowland | Scarburgh, Bennet | Scarburgh, Henry | Scot, Thomas, inventory | Smith, Valentine, inventory | Smith, William, appraisement | Snead, Charles (Capt.), inventory | Solsbery, John | Stockley, Joseph Sr. | Taylor, Charles | Taylor, Joshua, inventory | Taylor, Thomas, appraisement | Taylor (orphan) | Teackles, Margaret | Teackles, Thomas | Tellott, James | Thomson, John, inventory | Tomson, John | Townson, Thomas, inventory | Walker, Joseph | Wallop, Skinner | Watson, Benjamin | Watts, Esther, inventory | Watts, John, inventory | Watts, Priscilla | Watts, William, inventory | Watts, William, orphan | Welburne, Daniel | Welburne, Samuel, inventory | West, Edward, inventory | West, John | West, William | Willis, Daniel, inventory | Wilson, Henry, inventory | Wimbrough, William, appraisement | Windom, George | Young, Francis

Marriages

  • Marriages to 1699
  • Marriage Bonds 1784-1785
  • Marriage licenses and Bonds 1787-1788; 1790-1791; 1792-1798



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Friday, November 16, 2018

Where to Share your Genealogy Posts Now

With all the fanfare of losing viewers at Facebook due to the new algorithims and now the loss of Google+, I am now posting on https://www.georgiapioneers.com.genealogyhistory.info/
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Names of New Kent County VA Ancestors #virginiapioneersnet

New Kent County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Probate Records, Marriages

New Kent Court House

Captain John Smith visited this area in 1607 and since that time many Europeans began immigrating into Virginia. New Kent County once formed part of Charles River County, one of the eight shires into which the colony of Virginia was divided in 1634. It originally included part or all of the present day counties of King & Queen, King William, Spotsylvania and Hanover, the modern day borders of New Kent took place in 1766 through exchange of land with James City County. Actually, researchers will see the mention of "Brick House". This was the first town and this was the seat of the first government. This historical site knows its history, starting with Nathaniel Bacon who, when the Governor refused to do anything about Indians who killed settlers and looted the area, formed his famous rebellion among his neighbors. The historical genealogy of the Bacon family is traced on Virginia Pioneers and is available to members. The village of New Kent appears to have been the County seat since 1691. Most of the County's colonial records were destroyed in the burning of the clerk's office in 1787, and later records were destroyed in the burning of Richmond during the Civil War. Providence Forge was one of the earliest settlements and the site of a colonial forge that was destroyed by Banister Tarleton during the Revolutionary War. Another site, St. Peter's Church at Talleysville was established in 1678 and built in 1701. It was enlarged in 1740 by the addition of a tower and vestry room and in the 1760's by the building of a north wing, believed to have been torn down in 1854. Martha Dandridge Custis who lived in White House on the Pamunkey, worshiped here at the time of her marriage to George Washington. The road leading from Richmond to Williamsburg is one oldest roads in America. 

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Marriages

  • Marriages to 1699
  • Consents and Licenses
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Wills 1864-1887
  • Index to Wills, Inventories, Appraisements, 1880-1938
Images of Wills 1864-1887

Testators: Adams John;Apperson, John C.;Atkinson, Thomas M.;Atkinson, William F.;Bailey, Nancy;Baker, Sarah;Bailey, William B.;Bond William;Bowles, Ira;Brawers, William B.;Chandler, Harman;Chandler, Robert;Christian, Ann; Couch, Isaac;Craborn, Judith;Crump, Anderson;Crump, William B.; Drake, Robert;Ellyson, Daniel;Elmore, James;Foster,  more names ....

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

John Lederer Explores the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains #virginiapioneersnet

John Lederer Explores the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains

John Lederer Map

Johann Lederer was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1644 and studied medicine at the Hamburg Academic Gymnasium where he matriculated in 1662. In 1668 he immigrated to Virginia, well-versed in French, Italian and Latin in addition to German. However, he had to learn English. Lederer came to know the colonial Governor of Virginia, who believed, as other Europeans, that the passage westward could easily be traveled by sea. Sir William Berkeley who was anxious to find that passage to the West and the Indian Ocean. Therefore, he commissioned three expeditions expeditions into the Appalachian mountains. On 9 March 1669, Lederer left Chickahominy, an Indian village located near the headwaters of the York River and traveled northwest to Eminent Hill. During this expedition,   Shenandoah County VA Ancestors

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Lowest Rate for Seniors Genealogy

Lowest Rate for Senior Genealogy 

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Names of Ancestors in Shenandoah County Virginia #virginiapioneersnet

Shenandoah County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Probate Records

Shehandoah Valley

Shenandoah County was established in 1772 and was first named Dunmore County for Virginia Governor Lord Dunmore. The county was renamed Shenandoah in 1778, being named after the Senedos Indian tribe. 

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Miscellaneous
  • McKay, George, LWT (1797)
  • McKay, James, LWT (1797)
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Wills and Inventories 1772 to 1784
  • Wills and Inventories 1783 to 1789
Digital Images of Wills 1772 to 1784
  • Abell, Joseph
  • Andrews, Frederick
  • Bell, Samuel
  • Darling, Adam
  • Dellinger, Christian
  • Downey, William
  • Durst, Isaac
  • Garret, Philip
  • Guyger, Jacob
  • Hoop, Peter
  • Hoy, John
  • Hurst, William
  • Miller, William
  • Nively, Anthony
  • Odell, Jeremiah
  • Offenbacher, Jacob
  • Peters, Ulrich
  • Pickenberger, Abraham
  • Pfifer, Henry
  • Prantz, Susan
  • Rohrer, Jacob
  • Slaughter, Francis
  • Snapp, Lawrence
  • Suddell, John Sr.
  • Surf, John Macon Sr.
Digital Images of Wills 1783 to 1789
  • Allen, Jackson
  • Ather, Henry
  • Barnett, Michael
  • Baughman, Henry
  • Beyer, Jacob
  • Calfee, John
  • Campbell, Alexander
  • Cloud, Henry
  • Denton, John
  • Derk, Simon
  • Dodson, John
  • Garber, John Sr.
  • Hackman, Benjamin
  • Harrow, David
  • Holeman, Jacob
  • Houburt, Nicholas
  • Huddle, David
  • Kagy, Henry Sr.
  • Keesling, Winny
  • Keller, George
  • Kiser, Henry
  • Lambert, Christopher
  • Layman, Benjamin
  • Loghmiller, George
  • McCarty, James
  • Mathis, Alexander
  • Miller, Henry
  • Mowren, Mary
  • Nulen, David
  • Oberhold, Samuel
  • Oldenbrouch, Daniel
  • Ruddell, Archible
  • Ryan, Edward
  • Stephens, William
  • Taylor, Charles
  • Volckner, Allen
  • Woolman, David
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Friday, October 26, 2018

Front Porch Genealogy


Front Porch Genealogy Solutions

front porchSometimes it seems like there is little hope of finding records of the ancestors. The process is like unto an intricate puzzle of small pieces which do not seem to fit anywhere. Everyone has scaps of genealogical data on their surnames. But how do we find something more specific, something which will connect to our information? The answers lie in discovering the people in the neighborhood where your ancestor resided during a certain time period. They all connect, you know, whether as friends or relatives. The American past can be subdivided into eras and locations which is occupied by a specific group of people. The task is to assemble each family in family group sheets, regardless of whether they are in your direct line. If they have the same surname, a good practice is to consider them relatives and the only way to establish this is with family group sheets. Then, the marriages on these sheets help to establish relationships. It is a cousin thing. The sheets provide a place to enter the little scaps of paper. Eventually, we understand more about the relationships, which helps to eliminate certain people. Image sitting upon a front porch in a rural area. It is spring and the land is being plowed for planting. A neighbor has come to assist. On Sunday, this same neighbor is at church with his wife and children. Who do you suppose your children will marry? The answer is someone in this setting. That is why the names of witnesses to documents, such as deeds, marriages and old wills is so important. As the community grows and documents are recorded at the local court house, the neighborhood is being documented. 


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Names of King William County Ancestors

King William County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Deeds, Court House Records

King William County Court House

King William County, Virginia was created in 1702 from King and Queen County, Virginia and was named after William of Orange, King of England. The court house was built in 1725 and is the oldest court house in continuous use in the United States. The county seat is King William, which includes the metropolitan area of Richmond, Virginia. There was a court house fire in 1880 which apparently destroyed most of the probate records. The only surviving records found are four books of deeds, Nos. 5 through 8. The burnt portions of the pages were cut away and microfilmed. The deeds begin in 1800 and are published to this website. 

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Miscellaneous wills, estates
  • Dabney, George, LWT, transcript
  • Garlick, Samuel, LWT (Transcript)
Tax Records found with Deeds
  • Tax Digiest 1796 to 1812
  • Those who paid taxes in 1815
Images of King William County Deeds, Book 5, 1806 to 1810

Abraham, Mordecai (bond) | Bagwell, Hickerson | Bagwell, John | Bartholomow to Mill | Bernard, Johnson | Blackwell, Robert | Blackwell, Thomas to Martha Blackwell | Bowles, Thomas to Thomas Smith | Burke, William | Courtney to Lipscomb | Dabney, William to Thomas Elliott | Dandridge, William | Day, Nathaniel | Elliott, Temple, et al | Elliott, Temple, Joseph Hillyard, et al | Evans, Thomas to William Gregory | Fairfax, Thomas | Foster, Blackwell | Fox, Barley | Fox, John and Henry Timberlake | Fox, John to Thomas Redd | Fox, John to William Samuel | Garlick, Samuel | Garlick, Samuel to Robert Hill | Gregory, William, et al | Gwaltney, Richard to Richard Patterson | Gwaltney, Richard and Charlotte | Gwathney, Templeton | Hill, John | Isbell, George | Johnson, Richard and Ann Barber | Johnson, Thomas | Killgard, James | King, John and Polly | King, John and Reuben Dugar | King, John and Polly | Lambeth, Francis | Langhorne, William | Lipscomb | Lipscomb to Lipscomb | Lipscomb, Ambrose | Lipscomb, Madison (bond) | Lipscomb, Samuel | Littlepage, Hardin to Montague Williams | Littlepage, James | Madison, Ambrose | Madison, George to Polly Madison | Madison to Chamberlayne | Madison, Pamela | Mill, John to Eliza Camp | Mitchell, Grany | Mitchell, John | Moore, Thomas | Neale, James to William Newman | Newman, Catharine | Newman, William | Oliver, Benjamin Jr. (bond) | Pemberton, William to James Edwards | Pemberton, Wilson | Quarles, Francis | Quarles, Francis West | Quarles, Isaac | Redd, Robert | Redd, Thomas | Reynolds, John to Thomas Baker |   more....

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Did you Like what you Discovered about your Ancestors?



Did you Like what you Discovered about your Ancestors?

plowing with oxenDiscovering the past is interesting. It concerns earlier times and how people handled good and bad situations. Sometimes we think that we are in the worst of times, however, a glimpse into the past will awaken a new truth. The ancestors left foreign shores to come to America and hone out an existence in wilderness county full of hardships. For many centuries the average person lived to be about thirty or forty years of age. They died of disease and misfortune. Thousands more



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Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A Gentleman's Purse #virginiapioneersnet

A Gentleman's Purse

gentleman's purseWomen did not carry pocketbooks during the 17th to late 19th century, but they had at least one pair of invisible pockets sewn underneath their petticoat. A pocket was a handy place to keep everyday implements, such as a pincushion, thimble, pencil case, knife and scissors, but so far as money was concerned, coinage was heavy. Many pockets were handmade and they were acquired from the local haberdasher and presented as gifts. Yet despite the effort to conceal pockets, many were stolen from women by cutting the strings. Thus the common phrase "pickpocket" described a thief. The gentlemen had pockets sewn into the linings of their coats, waistcoats and breeches. However, they did have a purse. My guess would be that gentlemen carried no more than five or six shillings in the purse.  Fauquier County VA Ancestors. See Names.

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