Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Dinwiddie Co. VA Genealogy Records #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Dinwiddie County Genealogy, Wills, Estates


Petersburg, Virginia Dinwiddie County was formed May 1, 1752 from Prince George County, Virginia and is named after Robert Dinwiddie, the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1751 to 1758. Revolutionary War battles were fought in and around Petersburg.

Probate Records available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Digital Images of Dinwiddie County Wills 1758-1799
---Fragments of the only surviving wills---
Testators: Brewer, John;Brown, Noah;Cardwell, Jane; Davis, Edward;Jackson, Joseph;Poythress, Francis;Poythress, Mary;Poythress, Mary (2);Ravenscroft, Robert;Skipwith, Tulwar; Williams, Rachel;Wills, Amey
Digital Images of Dinwiddie Wills 1801-1869
---Surviving records---
Testators: Allgood, John;Bass, Elizabeth;Coleman, Robert;Cryers, Elizabeth; Coupland, Mary;Crowder, Nelson;Grant, John;Hardaway, Frances; Hargrove, J. E.;Ledbetter, Suzanne;Lewis, William;Meriwether, Francis;Perkins, Elizabeth;Perkins, Lewis;Pool, Mary;Poythress, P. H.;Reese, William;Scott, Rebecca;Stewart, Thomas;Stewart, Thomas(2);Thomas, Anna;Valentine, Howard;Vaughan, Philip;Wells,William;Wills, Martha
Miscellaneous Wills

Cardwell, Jane, LWT (extract of lost records)
Davis, Edward, LWT (extract of lost records)
Eppes, Francis, LWT (extract of burned records)
Grant, John, LWT (extract of burned records)
Hudson, William, LWT (extract of burned records)
Jackson, Joseph, LWT (extract of lost records)
Muir, Anne Downman, LWT, transcript
Skipwith, Fulmer, LWT (extract of lost records)

County and Probate Records to Help you Find your Virginia Ancestors

SUBSCRIBE HERE
Memberships has its benefits
Become a Member Click on Bundle and Save



Click on Subscribe

Monday, September 26, 2016

Images of Chesterfield Co. VA Wills, Estates, Genealogy #virginiapioneersnet #virginiagenealogy

Chesterfield County Genealogy, Wills, Marriage Bonds, Indexes to Probate Records


Chesterfield CountyChesterfield County was formed in 1748 from part of Henrico County.Early settlers: John Archer, Stephen Cheatham, Richard Baugh, Abraham Bowman, Benjamin Granger, Creed Haskins, Caleb Davis, Burrell Parkinson, David Watkins, Daniel Gill Sr., Elick Moore, Essey Worsham, Francis Dyson, William Vaden, John Dier Sr., John Frailey, James Ferguson, Henry Walthall, Henry Turpin, Gregory Grant, Gilbert Elam, George Hastings and Francis Mean, Hamblin Cole, Joseph Bills, Ambrose Cobbs of the Cobbs of America family, and more.

Wills and Other Records Available to Members of Virginia Pioneers

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Wills 1774 to 1785.

  • Index to Wills 1785 to 1800.
Digital Images of Wills 1774 to 1785
Testators: Adkins, William;Amonett, John;Anderson, John;Archer, John;Atkinson, James;Baker, Sarah;Bass, Joseph;Batte, Richard; Baugh, James;Baugh, John;Baugh, Peter;Beaseley, Benjamin;Beech, John James;Black, William;Bowles, James;Bowman, Abraham;Bowman, John Sr.;Branch, Olive;Branch, Thomas;Cary, Hannah;Chappell, Abraham;Charolton, Christopher;Cheatham, Stephen;Christian, Turner;Cobbs, Ambrose;Cogbill, Thomas;Cole, Hamblin Sr.;Cole, Robert;Cosby, John;Cox, Henry;Crisp, John;Dance, Thomas;Davis, Caleb;Dier, John Sr.;Dyson, Francis;Edwards, Thomas;Elam, Gilbert;Elam, MarthaElam, Robert Sr.;Ellys, Thomas;Farmer, Elam; Farmer, Thomas;Ferguson, James;Ferguson, Martha;Frailey, John; Francis, Robert;Franklin, James;Franklin, Thomas;Franklyn, Archibald;Featherstone, Charles;Gates, James;Gates, James (2); Gibbs, Mary;Gill, Daniel;Gill, Daniel Sr.;Gills, Joseph;Granger, Benjamin;Grant, Gregory;Graves, William;Harrison, Sarah;Haskins, Creed;Hastings, George;Herbert, Whiddon;Hill, Edward;Jackson, Richard;Johnston, Edward;Keys, Michael;Kennon, Robert;Lacy, Nathaniel;Lassun, Alexander;Lassun, Elias;Ligon, Judith;Linn, George;Mann, Daniel;Martin, John;Martin, Mary;Mean, Francis; Miles, James;Minggo, John;Monifett, John;Moore, Elick;Moore, John;Moore, Thomas;Moore, William;Moseley, William;Nevins, Samuel;Osborne, Edward;Osborne, Edward (2);Osborne, Thomas; Parkinson, Burrell;Pride, Thomas;Randolph, Elizabeth;Roberts, Morris;Robertson, George;Robertson, George (2);Rowlett, John; Rowlett, Mary;Rowlett, Thomas;Rucks, William;Saddler, Thomas; Scott, Walter Sr.;Short, Samuel;Smith, Martin;Smith, Obediah;Stiles, John;Stratton, Thomas;Stuart, Sarah;Todd, Betty; Towler, John;Trabur, John James;Traylor, Elizabeth;Traylor, John; Traylor, Joseph;Turner, William;Turpin, Henry;Vaden, William; Valeneiu, Valentine;Vest, John;Vinton, Mardune;Walker, Francis; Walthall, Francis;Walthall, Henry;Walthall, Henry (2);Walthall, Thomas;Ward, Benjamin;Ward, Leonard;Ward, Seth;Washam, John; Watkins, Benjamin;Watkins, David;Watkins, Joseph;West, Valentine; West, William;Wilkinson, Joseph;Williamson, George;Wilson, William;Winfrey, Mary;Wisham, John;Wooldridge, John;Worsham, Essey;Worsham, Rosamond
Digital Images of Wills 1785 to 1800
Testators: Archer, Elizabeth;Archer, Mary;Ashurst, Francis;Baugh, Peter Sr.; Baugh, Richard;Belcher, Thomas;Berry, David;Bowman, John; Branch, Benjamin;Branch, Edward;Branch, Matthew;Branch, Samuel;Burton, Hardin;Burton, Thomas;Cary, Archibald;Cary, Nathaniel;Cashon, James;Cheatham, Francis;Cheatham, Josiah; Cheatham, William Sr.;Cogbill, Charles;Cogbill, George;Cox, Judith;Edwards, Ann;Elam, Daniel;Elam, Robert;Farmer, Dorothy; Farmer, Mary;Farmer, Phebe;Fleming, Charles;Folkes, Edward; Gibson, Miles;Giles, Nicholas;Gill, Thomas;Goode, John;Goodwyn, Collins;Granger, Ann;Graves, Michael;Graves, William;Hall, David; Hall, John Jr.;Harden, William;Hatcher, Nathaniel;Hatcher, Samuel;Hill, John;Hudson, John;Jackson, Isaiah;Johnston, Andrew; Kibbon, John;Leigh, William;Mann, Obedience;May, John;Moore, Eleazer;Moseley, Matthew;Norris, James;Nunnally, Henry;Osborne, Thomas;Pankey, Stephen;Perkinson, John;Robertson, Lodowick; Royall, Joseph;Spears, Mary;Thomas, Elizabeth;Trabert, William; Turpin, Philip;Vaden, Daniel;Walthall, Jeremiah;Walthall, illiam; Walthall, William (2);West, George;Williamson, Richard;Winfree, Henry;Winfree, Valentine;Womack, Thomas;Worsham, William

County and Probate Records to Help you Find your Virginia Ancestors

SUBSCRIBE HERE
Memberships has its benefits
Become a Member Click on Bundle and Save



Click on Subscribe

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Why Finding the Old Home Place is Important to the Genealogist #virginiapioneersnet

Jeannette Holland AustinFinding the Old Home Place
By Jeannette Holland Austin

The actual site can be discovered. It simply requires some detail work and exercise! The last will and testament of James Cunningham specified that his tobacco crop of 1774 and 1775 were to be used to pay his last expenses, yet he did not succumb until five years later. The plantation was located on the Banister River near Markham and Riceville. The Banister begins as an anonymous trickle in the mountains west of Chatham and trinkles its way into Pittsylvania County. The real clue to locating old home places is to read all of the documents, that is wills, estates, deeds and tax digests. Then, acquire a county map, search out the waterways and other clues, and go to the locale. The site of the plantation would be near a community of sorts, a church, churchyard or even unidentified cemeteries in the woods.
Banister River
The Banister River which may actually be in Pittsylvania County

County and Probate Records to Help you Find your Virginia Ancestors

SUBSCRIBE HERE
Memberships has its benefits
Become a Member Click on Bundle and Save



Click on Subscribe

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Gloucester Point #genealogy #virginiapioneersnet

A Flush of Towns
By Jeannette Holland Austin Jeannette Holland Austin

In 1662, the following new towns were approved to be built: Varina in Henrico, Fleur de Hundred in Charles City, Smith's Fort in Surry, Jamestown in James City, Patesville in Isle of Wight, Huff's Point in Nansemond, mouth of Deep Creek in Warwick, the Jervise Plantation in Elizabeth City, the Wise Plantation in Lower Norfolk, the Read Plantation in York, the Brick House in New Kent, Tyndall Point in Gloucester, the Wormsley Plantation in Middlesex, Hubb's Hole in Rappahannock, Pearce Point in Stafford, Calverts Neck in Accomac, the plantation of the Secretary located on Kings Creek in Northampton, Corotoman in Lancaster and Chickacony in Northumberland.

Gloucester Point

County and Probate Records to Help you Find your Virginia Ancestors

SUBSCRIBE HERE
Memberships has its benefits
Become a Member Click on Bundle and Save



Click on Subscribe

Friday, September 23, 2016

Images of Gloucester Co. VA Wills Estates Marriages #virginiapioneersnet

Gloucester County, Virginia Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages


Rosewell Plantation
Gloucester County was created in 1651 but Indian activity dominated the scene. The fortress of Chief Powhatan was located on the north side of the river in Gloucester and Powhatan had built his home Werowocomoco on land that is now in Gloucester County. This location is where Princess Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powatan, saved the life of Captain John Smith, earning both of them prominent places in our nation's history books. Apparently an order was given in the colony to erect brick courthouses because there is a menton the Middlesex County Orders (1680-94) that the Gloucester court-house building was of brick and that the Middlesex Court House should be at least of equal goodness and dimensions " as ye brick court-house lately built in Gloucester County."

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

Marriages

Gloucester County Marriages to 1699

Miscellaneous Wills and Estates

Bernard, Robert
Blacknell, Charles
Leavit, Thomas
Roane, Alexander
Singleton, Robert, LWT

Digital Images of Wills 1862 to 1896
Testators: Allen, David ; Andrews, William ; Backhouse, John W. ; Baytop, Sarah A. ; Blake, James ; Bland, Archer ; Bland, Delilah Ann Elizabeth ; Bland, Scuyler ; Bohannon, John ; Bray, Thomas; Bristow, William; Bristow, William L.; Broaddus, Edwin; Brown, George Washington ; Brown, Randall; Bryan, Catharine A.; Bryan, Lucretia ; Bryan, Julia ; Burwell, Beverly; Cary, John R.; Catlett, John W. ; Cattell, Powell ; Catlett, Temple ; Chapman, Mary; Chapman, William ; Clarke, Colin ; Clayton, Lucy M.; Cooke, Peyton; Cooke, Thomas S. ; Cooke, Washington ; Curtis, Charles C. ; Cutler, Emily; Dabney, James K.; Daniel, Susan ; Davenport, James ; Dean, Gains; Deans, Josiah Herbert; Dews, Zachariah ; Dobson, John; Driver, Samuel; Duer, Isaac J. ;Duncan, Mary Frances ;Dunford, John W.; Dunn, Washington; Dutton, Elijah ;Eaves, Mary Harwood; Enos, Susan; Fambrose, Elizabeth ;Field, Humphrey ;Field, Lucy ;Field, William ;Fletcher, William R. ;Flowers, Lucy; Folkes, L. E., Mrs.; Fox, Eleanor ;Fox, Thomas Booth ;Foxwell, Nancy ;Freeman, Mark ;Freeman, William ;Gayle, Robin ;Graves, James C. ;Green, Randol ;Grissill, Lucy Ann; Guest, James; Gussett, Martha W.; Gussitt, William W.; Guthrie, Essex ;Hall, H. P. ; Hall, William F. ;Harwood, Thomas S. ;Hau, Robert ;Haynes, George ;Haywood, James C. ;Haywood, William B. ;Hiatt, Thomas ;Hibble, John L. ;Hibble, Letty R.; Hibble, William ;Hinkle, Catherine ;Hinman, Martha ;Hobday, William ;Hogg, John;Hogg, John (2) ;Howard, Lucy ;Hughes, George ; Hughes, John ; Hughes, Johnnie F. ;Jackman, Francis A. ; Jenkins, John ;Jones, Catesby; Jones, Fanny E.; Jones, John H.; Jones, William Catesby ; Kemp, Gregory ;Kemp, Sarah; Kilee, Thomas; Lambeth, Elizabeth ;Lambeth, William M. ;Landis, John ; Lewis, John T.; Mann, Charles ;Marchant, Thomas ;Marshall, Samuel Washington ;Massey, Edward Y.;Massey, William C. ;Massey, William Y.; Mason, Philip F. ;Mathias, Britton ;Medlicott, Joseph ;Medlicott, Samuel ; Mitchell, Rachel W. ; Monroe, Betsy ;Monroe, Elijah ;Moore, Henry M. ;Munford, George W. ;Nelson, Mary Augusta ;Page, Lucy Ann ;Page, P. R. ;Patterson, Charles; Pearce, George C. ;Pearce, John H. ;Penos, Samuel ;Perrin, William K. ;Perrin, Willis;Pointer, Seth ; Pointer, Thomas W.; Pointer, William D. ;Pratt, Benjamin ;Preben, Henry ;Proctor, Elizabeth ;Proctor, James H. ;Rayfield, William ;Richardson, Carlton ;Richeson, Leonard ;Roane, E. P. ;Roane, George A. ;Roane, Henry ;Roane, Samuel F. ;Robins, Elizabeth P. ;Robins, Thomas C. ;Rowe, Benjamin ;Rowe, Catherine ;Rowe, Robert R. ;Rowe, Robert S. ;Rowe, Thomas W. ;Roy, Martha ;Royston, Maria ;Sears, Edward ;Sears, Lucy A. ;Seawell, John H. ;Seawell, John T. ;Seawell, Thomas M.; Sedgwick, William; Selden, Robert ;Shackelford, George W. ;Sheldon, Harriett ;Shepard, Chancy B. ;Sinclair, John ;Singleton, Dorothy ;Smith, Frances ;Smith, Johnson ;Smith, Judith ;Smith, Peyton; Smith, Rachell ;Smith, Sally Kerr ;Smith, Sarah ;Smith, Thomas F. ;Smith, William ;Smither, John W. ;Smither, William T. ;Stewart, Robert H. ;Stubblefield, Julia A. ;Tabb, Evelina M. C. ;Tabb, John ;Tabb, John Prosser ;Taliaferro, Edwin ;Taliaferro, Fanny ;Taliaferro, Leah ;Taliaferro, William ;Tazewell, Frank; Thomas, William Sr.; Thornton, Thomas ;Thruston, Emanuel ;Thruston, John M. ;Thruston, Robert ;Thruston, William ;Tompkins, Evalina; Tyler, James ;Van Antwerk, Zoe ;Vandegriff, Henry ; Vaughan, Hetty ;Vaughan, William; Walker, John H. ;Walker, William S.; Walter, Margaret ;Ware, Ella S. ;Ware, James B. ;Watlington, Frances ;Wells, Moses E.; Wiggins, Maria ;Williams, Thomas ;Willis, John ; Withers, Alfred Dunham ;Wood, Randall

County and Probate Records to Help you Find your Virginia Ancestors

SUBSCRIBE HERE
Memberships has its benefits
Become a Member Click on Bundle and Save



Click on Subscribe

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Studying Deeds for Genealogy Research #virginiapioneersnet

Jeannette Holland AustinThe Genealogical Process of Studying Deeds
By Jeannette Holland Austin

The deed records should not be ignored when researching ancestors. This includes land grants, plats and lotteries. Anyone who has drawn a modern-day deed heads the document with "John Smith of Goochland County, Virginia" The first land and bounty grants contain vague descriptions of the land. That is because the boundaries contained no neighbors or traditional measurements as we know them today. Instead, 18 chains to an oak tree adjoined by a pine forest is about the best that you can expect. Therefore, one goes in search of a deed record which mentions the names of neighbors, who received the original land grant and the date thereof, and designates gifts to children and other relatives. As time goes on and the community grows, the names of adjoining neighboring lands and witnesses appear in the documents. Also filed with the deeds are "Gift Deeds" and " Marriage Contracts". This is where the details provide further clues. One should follow the deed records from the first day of acquisition to the last deed, when the land is either sold or inherited. Then, a similar search should be done in the Tax Digests. The research should be able to recite the activities of the ancestor year-by-year.

County and Probate Records to Help you Find your Virginia Ancestors

SUBSCRIBE HERE
Memberships has its benefits
Become a Member Click on Bundle and Save



Click on Subscribe

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Goochland Co. VA Wills & Estates #virginiapioneers

Goochland County Genealogy, Marriages, Wills, Estates


Grace Episcopal Church
Goochland County was named after Sir William Gooch, the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1727 to 1749. It was created from Henrico County in 1728.

Goochland County, Virginia Court House Records available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Marriages
  • Goochland County Marriages 1750 to 1854

Digital Images of Goochland County Wills 1741 to 1745
Testators: Atkinson, Robert;Ballenger, Joseph; Bell, David ;Christian, Thomas;Cunningham, James; Dillon, William; Dupuy, Bartholomew; Ford, Peter; Harrar, William ;Holland, Michael; Holland, Michael the elder to Michael, Jr. (deed); Horros, William; Marton, Peter ;Mayo, William ;Meriwether, Nicholas ;Parrish, Humphrey Sr. ;Payne, George ;Purkins, Abram ; Randolph, William ;Sampson, Francis ;Spear, John ;Taylor, Charles; Trabue, Anthony

Digital Images of Goochland County Wills 1745 to 1749
Testators: Butler, Edmond; Carter, Edward; Clements, Stephen; Coleman, Samuel ;Cox, Sarah; Easly, John ;Hix, John ; Holland, Michael (deed); James, Francis ;Levillain, Jean ;Levillain, John ;Lockett, Thomas ;Mogginson, William ;Morgain, Robert ;Mosby, Richard ;Netherland, Sarah ;Phelps, John ; Randolph, William ;Turpin, Obedience ;Warron, Daniel

Will Abstracts
  • Wills (abstracts) 1736 to 1742
Indexes to Probate Records

Index to Wills, Deeds, Inventories, 1741 to 1745

Miscellaneous Wills

Bostick, John, LWT dated 1749
Chastain, Peter (1728)
Clement, Stephen (LWT) 1745
Hutcherson, Matthew, LWT (1749) (Digital Image)
Lewis, Charles, LWT (transcript)
Perkins, Constantine, Inventory dated 1860
County and Probate Records to Help you Find your Virginia Ancestors

SUBSCRIBE HERE
Memberships has its benefits
Become a Member Click on Bundle and Save



Click on Subscribe

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Historic Ride of Jack Jouett #history #genealogy #virginiapioneersnet

The Face of Jack Jouett was Scarred for Life
By Jeannette Holland Austin
Jeannette Holland Austin
Jack Jouett was at the site of the Cuckoo Tavern (a square, red-brick house, located on the road from Louisa County to Charlottesville) when he learned that The British General "Butcher" Tarleton was approaching. Thus, he began a forty mile ride to Monticello to warn Thomas Jefferson and the members of the Virginia Assembly (recently removed from Richmond) of the advancing troops. His father kept Jouett Tavern (later the Red Lands Club) in Charlottesville, within a stone's throw of the Monticello Hotel. Jouett was able to out distance the aggressive Tarleton by taking unfrequented lanes and side paths, through thorns and brambles, and it is said that, to the day of his death, Jack Jouett's face was scarred from custs and scratches received on his ride. Thomas Jefferson later introduced a resolution to Congress that a pair of pistols and sword be given to the heroic rider, but eight years passed before he received but a sword. After warning Jefferson, Jouell rode to Castle Hill. Some people believe that Tarleton was delayed at her mansion because Mrs. Walker had given orders that everything possible be done to delay Tarleton. The rumor has it that he ate two breakfasts. Source: Historic Houses of Early America by Lathrop.

Cuckoo Tavern
The point from which Jack Jouett began his heroic ride.

County and Probate Records to Help you Find your Virginia Ancestors

SUBSCRIBE HERE
Memberships has its benefits
Become a Member Click on Bundle and Save



Click on Subscribe