Monday, May 15, 2017

Smith's Fort in Virginia #genealogy #history #virginiapioneers.net


Smith's Fort

Smith's FortHistorical Tidbits: Capt. John Smith's fort in Surry County, Virginia; also called the Rolfe-Warren House. The fort no longer exists. This area was selected for the site of a town. As an inducement to build, settlers were granted in fee simple a half-acre lot. In 1652, Surry County was formed from a portion of James City County in the Royal Colony of Virginia south of the James River. In 1676, a local Jacobean brick house was occupied as a fort or castleduring Bacon's famous Rebellion against the Royal Governor, Sir William Berkeley. Want to receive more historical tidbits on Virginians? Join our free blog 
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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Images of Surry Co. VA Deeds, Wills, Estates, Marriages #genealogy #virginiapioneers.net

Surry County Genealogy, Deeds, Marriages, Wills, Estates, Probate Probate Records



Pt. Pleasant, Scotland, Virginia

Point Pleasant, Scotland, Virginia

Surry County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Miscellaneous

Banks, John, LWT (extract of lost records)
Gording, John, LWT (extract of lost records)
Harrison, Benjamin, LWT (transcript)
Taylor, Thomas, LWT dated 1744
Warren, Willis, LWT (extract of lost records)
Watkins, Martha, LWT (extract of lost records 

Marriages
  • Marriages to 1695.
  • Marriage Register 1768 to 1853
  • Marriage Index to Register 1768 to 1853
Indexes to Surry County Deeds 

Index to Deeds 1741 to 1746
Index to Deeds 1746 to 1749 

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Those Who Gave Freedom #genealogy #history #virginiapioneers.net

Those Who Gave So Much for Freedom

The Virginia ConventionThe name of Reverend William Johnson of Albemarle County was listed among the signers of a petition to the Virginia Convention asking for Independence from England. The first Virginia Conventions were a series of five self-governing political meetings administering the legislative, executive and judicial functions of government. The House of Burgesses had been dissolved in 1774 by Royal Governor Lord Dunmore, and so the conventions served as a revolutionary provisional government until the Fifth Virginia Convention established a republic for the Commonwealth of Virginia in its Constitution of May 1776. Later, in Bedford County he appeared in Court on April 22, 1782 and proved that he had furnished the Convention with 396 pds. of beef for which he was allowed 10 pds. 5 shillings. After the war, he went to Tennessee where he died.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Images of Albemarle Co. VA WIlls, Estates, Marriages #genealogy #virginiapioneers.net

Albemarle County Genealogy, Wills, Estates



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. 

Albemarle County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to Members of Virginia Pioneers

Marriages
  • Marriages 1780 to 1868
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Wills 1748 to 1752
  • Deeds 1748 to 1752
Images of Albemarle County Wills, Estates, Marriages 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.

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

He Came to Virginia to Find his Father #history #genealogy #virginiapioneers.net

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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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Hanover County, Virginia Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Court House Records



Old Church TavernHanover County, Virginia was formed on November 26, 1720 from New Kent County. It was named after King George I of England,who was the Elector of Hanover in Germany. 

Digital Images of Wills 1785 to 1893
Testators:Anderson, Alexander ;Anderson, John ; Anderson, John F. ;Baker, Martin; Blair, James ;Boswell, Benjamin ;Bowe, John ;Bowe, Nathaniel ;Bowe, William ;Bowles, William ;Brawn, Milton ;Christee, Charles; Cocke, Francis ; Cocke, Joseph A. ;Cocke, William ;Cross, Nathaniel ;Dabney, Mehitabel ;Darracott, John ;DeJarnette, William ;Dickie, Barbara ;Dunn, Thomas ;England, William ;Gardner, John ;Gentry, David ; Gibson, Henry ;Glenn, German ;Glenn, Hannah ;Goodman, Timothy ; Goven, Archibald ;Grantland, Samuel ;Graves, Herman ;Green, William ;Hambleton, Sarah ;Harris, Thomas; Honeyman, Robert; Hughes, John; Jones, Thomas ;Kennedy, Martin; Kidd, Pelman; King, Henry ;Lankford, Sarah ;Littlepage, Sarah; Lord, Reuben ; Lyons, Peter ;McCook, Neal ;Mills, Charles; Mitchell, Charles ; Nelson, Edward ;Norment, J. B.;Parsley, William ;Pate, Maria ; Patterson, James ;Picot, Josephine Micault ;Pollard, William ; Priddy, Thomas ;Pryor, William ;Ragland, Pettus ;Reerie, J. E. Payson ;Richardson, John ;Schick, Petters ;Sims, Patrick ; Smith, Richard G.; Snead, Edwin ;Spindle, Fanny ; Stewart,Daniel ;Strong, Jane ;Strong, Judith ;Thornton, Anthony ;Thornton, John ;Timberlake, Francis; Traincum, Austin ; Wharton, Charlott ;Whitlock, David
Digital Images of in the Circuit Court 1852 to 1865
Testators: Braxton, Carter; Clarke, Thomas G.; Gardiner, Thomas S. ;Gentry, Henry D.; Nuckulls, Reuben; Robinson, Moses; White, Susan
Digital Images of Hanover County Wills, Book 1, 1862-1868 
Testators: Anderson, John T.; Archer, Obediah; Atkins, Lucy B.; Atkisson, Andrew; Batt, Dumas; Berkeley, Billy Landon; Berkeley, Edmund; Blunt, Francis ;Bowles, Lucy; Brown, John D.; Bumpass, Polly; Carpenter, William W. ;Carraway, George ;Carter, Bartlett ;Carter, Thomas; Carver, Elizabeth Rose ;Chiles, William; Clarke, Elizabeth C.; Clough, George A.; Clough, John; Cooke, John ;Crenshaw, Eliza; Crenshaw, Nathaniel ;DeJarnett, William U. ;Dillard, Stephen ;Dowell, Sally Ann; Fleming, Maria ; Ford, Samuel ;Fortune, James; Fox, Thomas ;Gilman, Mary ;Green, Harriett M. ;Gregory, Thomas ;Gwathmey, Richard; Hundley, George; Jones, Catharine; Jones, John B.; Kersey, Henry; Minor, Lucius H.; Moreley, Mary Ann; Nelson, Robert H.; Nuckols, Charles G. ;Overton, Samuel ;Pollard, William T. H. ;Redd, Sally ;Royster, John ;Royston, Mary; Saunders, John C. ;Slaughter, David S. ;Snydner, Edward ;Snydner, William B.;Stack, John ;Stanley, Abram ;Stewart, Daniel (2) ;Stone, William P. ;Tate, B. F.; Tate, Maria W.; Taylor, John J. ;Terrell, Charles ;Thornton, Sarah ;Timberlake, Archibald; Timberlake, Elizabeth; Tinsley, Thomas; Todd, Samuel ;Tucker, John ;Utley, John ;Vaughan, Joseph; Via, Gilson ;Via, William; Wash, Edmund ;White, Mildred; White, Silas ;White, William ;Winston, William ;Yarbrough, Jesse G. ;Yeamans, Francis; Yeamans, Pleasant
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Wills in the Circuit Court 1785 to 1893
  • Index to Circuit Court Wills, Inventories, Estates, 1852 to 1865
  • Index to Wills, Inventories, Estates 1862 to 1893
Miscellaneous Hanover County Wills, Estates, available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Allen, James, LWT, transcript
Beal, John (transcript)
Brown, Benjamin, LWT (transcript)
Clay, John, LWT (transcript)
Coles, Walter, LWT (transcript)
Dandridge, Nathaniel West, LWT (transcript)
Fleming, William, LWT (transcript)
Glen, James, LWT (transcript)
Henry, Patrick, Rev., LWT (transcript) (1777)
Hill, James, LWT (transcript)
Hudson, George, LWT (transcript)
Lipscombe, Nathaniel, LWT (transcript)
Meriwether, Nicholas, LWT (1744)
Page, Robert, LWT (1744)
Street, Charles P., LWT (transcript)
Thomson, John, LWT (transcript)
Turner, William, LWT (1836) (transcript)
Walton, John, Last Will and Testament

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Images of Spotsylvania Co. VA Wills & Estates #genealogy #virginiapioneers.net

Spotsylvania County Genealogy, Wills, Indentures, Bonds



Walnut Grove Plantation

Spotsylvania County was named for Alexander Spotswood, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1710 to 1722. It was formed from Essex, King and Queen and King William counties in 1720. 

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Wills, Indentures, Bonds 1722 to 1749
  • Wills, Indentures, Bonds 1722 to 1749 (second index)
  • Wills, Indentures, Bonds 1749 to 1760
Images of Wills 1722 to 1749
  • Allen, Thomas
  • Blake, John
  • Ellis, Robert
  • Goodloe, Henry
  • Grayson, Ambrose
  • Hollady, John
  • Leavil, Edward
  • Martin, John
  • Morris, Thomas
  • Samuel, Anthony
  • Taylor, James
Images of Wills 1749 to 1760
  • Allan, John
  • Allen, Elizabeth
  • Barnes, Thomas
  • Battaley, Mary
  • Bullard, Ambrose
  • Carr, William
  • Carter, Joseph
  • Chew, John
  • Childs, Richard
  • Collins, Joseph
  • Collins, Thomas
  • Fox, John
  • Garton, Uriah
  • Gilbert, John
  • Goodloe, Elizabeth
  • Gordon, John
  • Hawkins, Nicholas
  • Herndon, Edward
  • Hunter, William
  • Lynn, William
  • Mathis, Benjamin
  • Matthews, William
  • Minor, John
  • Minor, William
  • Moor, Robert
  • Musick, George
  • Pollard, Ame
  • Procter, William
  • Pulliam, Thomas
  • Rawlins, James
  • Reeves, George
  • Shepard, George
  • Spotswood, John
  • Stubblefield, George
  • Taliaferro, Francis
  • Thomas, Owen
  • Thornton, Francis
  • Waller, Dorothy
  • Waller, John
  • Waller, William
  • Warren, Elizabeth
  • Warren, Thomas
  • White, Agnes

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Braddock's Retreat #genealogy #history #virginiapioneers.net

William Peake

Braddock's DefeatWilliam Peake signed a memorial to Her Majesty, Queen Anne, in regard to the death of her late brother-in-law, from King William County, Virginia. Peake was several times vestryman for Truro Parish and a member of the Fairfax County Militia in 1756. It is said that Peake was with General Washington at Braddock's Defeat during the summer of 1755 when the British attempted to capture the French Fort Duquesne during the French and Indian War. The defeat occurred at the Battle of the Monongahela on July 9th and the survivors retreated. 

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Images of Frederick Co. VA Wills, Estates, Genealogy #virginiapioneers.net

Frederick County, Virginia Genealogy, Wills, Estates


Belle Grove Plantation
Frederick County was named for Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales and the eldest son of George II. It was created from Orange County in 1738; part of Augusta County was added later. The county seat is Winchester.

Frederick County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Digital Images of Frederick County Wills 1743 to 1751 
Testators: Alford, John; Anderson, Thomas; Ballender, Josiah; Barrett, Arthur; Berry, Patrick; Borden, Benjamin; Branson, Thomas; Brown, Thomas Sr.; Buice, John; Chenowoth, Joseph; Dumas, Lewis; Gillaspy, Patrick; Hart, Daniel; Helm, Leonard; Hobson, George; Hoge, William; Hollingsworth, Abraham; Hollingsworth, Ann; Howell, William; Jesper, William; Job, Hannah; Jones, Spencer; Lilburn, Anna; Little, Thomas; Littler, John; Loftin, Thomas; Lucas, Rebecca; McHenry, Barnaby; McKell, James; McMahan, William; McName, Bayan; Melderick, John; Mellon, John; Meter, John; Moon, Simon; Morris, Samuel; Movebought, Jacob; Neill, John; Nickton, John; Parker, Gilbert; Parrott, Hugh; Paul, Hugh; Ross, Alexander; Ross, David; Tomson, Samuel
Miscellaneous Records
  • Crumbs, Henry H., LWT (1776) (digital image)
  • Mckee, Robert, LWT, transcription
  • Denton, John, LWT (1767) (digital image)
  • Reagan, John, LWT (1775) (digital image)
  • Hopewell Friends History 1734-194, misc. pages
  • Marriages 1771-1825, misc. pages
  • Marriage Bonds (Tilman to Webb)

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