Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Where to Find Free Genealogy Information - Pulaski Co. VA Wills, Estates #genealogy #virginiapioneers.net

Where to Find Free Genealogy Information
By Jeannette Holland Austin
Jeannette Holland Austin
Most genealogy websites contain some free information, irrespective of whether a fee is charged. Such is the case with the Virginia Genealogy Website known as Virginia Pioneerswhich contains (free) lists of those who left wills or estates. The names are listed alphabetically! Simply use the Index Clicking on this link can not only provide information concerning where your ancestors may have died and left estates, but saves lots of time. You can obtain the record from the local court house or the Virginia State Archives, or join the websites where additional records such as genealogies, marriages, bible records, pensions and origins are foun

Pulaski County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Indexes to Probate Records


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Pulaski County was formed on March 30, 1839 from parts of Montgomery and Wythe counties. It was named after Count Casimir Pulaski, an exiled polish nobleman who fought during the American Revolution as part of the army of George. He joined the army in 1777 and became a brigadier general and chief of cavalry in the Continental Army. On October 11, 1779 Count Pulasi was fatally wounded in Savannah and died on October 11, 1779, and his fame is that of being an honored American hero.

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Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Wills 1859 to 1871
  • Index to Wills 1848 to 1902 | Images of Wills 1848 to 1902
Images of Wills, Guardianships, Inventories, Estates 1840 to 1859

Abraham, Martha | Adair, James | A. | Allison, James | | Baithwaite, guardians | Barger, Franklin | Baskerville, George | Baskerville, John B. | Baskerville, Spencer | Beard, George W. | Bell, Peyton | Bell, William | A. | Belles, John | Bently, Henry | Black, Hugh | Black, John | Burkholder, William | | Caddall, John | Calfee, William | | Carnahan, John | Clark, Elizabeth | Cloyd, David | Cloyd, Thomas | Cook, Henry | Crawford, John | Danfer, John | Davis, Meredith | Davis, Sarah | Dill, Peter, Mrs. | Draper, Margaret | Eaton, Crozier | Eversole, Phillip | Farmer, Martha | Fugate, Jesse | Galbreath, Catharine | Gesse, William | Gifford, Harman | Glendy, John | Grass, Elizabeth | Guthrie, Elizabeth | Guthrie, Richard | Hager, John | Hoge, Elizabeth | Hoge, J. M. | Howard, Alexander | Hurst, John | Jordan, Michael | Kelly, John | Kent, David F. | King, James | Lasley, William | Mannis, Richard | McGlendy, Polly | Mennahan, Martha | Meredith, Jeremiah | Miller, James | Miller, William | Morris, Mary | Morris, Robert | Muirhead, Andrew | Patton, Henry | Peck, Joseph | Peirce, James | Pittman, Henry | Pryor, John | Raines, Richard | Rankin, James | Rankin, Mary | Safford, Adam | Sanger, Joseph | Sayers, James | Stone, William | Sutton, John | Swope, John Jr. | Taylor, James | Tipton, William | Turner, Francis | Twinkle, William | Wygal, John | Wygate, James

Images of Wills, Guardianships, Estates, Inventories 1859 to 1871

Alexander, John E. | Allison, Francis | Barger, Jacob | Baskerville, G. S. | Baskerville, Nancy | Bigbee, Augustus | Boston, Martha | Brown, Michael | Brown, S. | Butler, P. A. | Butler, W. M. F. | Calfee, Evelina | Calfee, Mary | Calfee, William | Clark, Elizabeth | Clark, John | Cloyd, David M. | Cloyd, Gordon | Cobb, Claiborne | Clark, Joseph | Craig, Robert M. | Crawford, John | Dollins, William | Eaton, Crozier | Eaton, Keziah | Ewing, Lydia | Farmer, James C. | Floyd, Moses B. | Frigate, J. H. | Glendy, John | Godby, Francis | Goss, William A. | Hall, James | Henaker, Henry | Hoge, James | Hoge, William | Hudson, Isaac | Huff, Samuel | Hyser, Benjamin F. | Hyser, Henry | Ingram, Samuel | Kelley, John | Kent, Elizabeth | Lasley orphans | Martin, D. T. Dr. | McGarock, David | Miller, James | Miller, Margaret | Morehead, James | Morehead, orphans | Murrill, William | Nunn, John | Owens, A. | Pack, Sarah | Painter, George | Parks, James W. | Pierce, James | Poage, Margaret | Poage, Thomas | Redaford, James | River, N. | Rook, John | Sadler, John | Sadler, Joseph | Sadler, William | Saunders, Hiram | Sayers, Hamilton | Sayers, John | Shearman, Jacob | Smith, Hiram | Snow, Samuel | | Stewart, Thomas W. | Stone, William | Sutton, John | Swope, John | Taylor, James L. | Taylor, John | Taylor, John M. | Taylor, Jonas | Temple, Stephen | Thornton, Peter | Thornton, Thomas | Trinkle, Henry | Trinkle, William | Twingler, John | Vermillion, A. H. | Vermillion, John N. | Vermillion, Rozen | Walker, Samuel | Walters, T. | Ward, Rupe | Way, John | Whitaker, James | White, W. G. | Wiggins, John | Wygal, John | Wygal, Sebastian | Wygal, William | Wyser, Benjamin | Wyser, George W. | Wyser, James


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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

17th Century Colonists to Virginia - Images of Princess Anne Co. VA Wills, Estates #genealogy #virginiapioneers.net

17th Century Colonists to Virginia
By Jeannette Holland Austin
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Some of the largest landowners of the 17th century were Richard Lee, William Byrd, Adam Thoroughgood and the elder Nathaniel Bacon. The English spirit prevailed and class distinctions were upheld. As in England, the class of a gentleman was distinctly different from the yeoman, and the yeoman separate from the agricultural servant or mechanic. The population of the colony was mostly of pure English blood and a good many of the first adventurers had title and rank, and transported servants which entitled them to be granted large tracts of land. The idea was to amass large tracts of land based upon the number of servants transported into the colony and to establish colonial plantations. The true adventurer uprooted his family for the opportunity of what later became "the American dream." The emigrants were not drawn because of religious differences (as in New England), but rather based on customs and traditions of their native land. 

Adam Thoroughgood House
Adam Thoroughgood House in Princess Anne County, Virginia.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Tippling Houses - King William Co. VA Wills, Estates - #genealogy -#virginiapioneers.net

Tippling Houses
By Jeannette Holland Austin
Jeannette Holland Austin
Virginians brewed peach and apple brandies, described as Virginia drams, however, there were certain restrictions. These brandies were to be sold within the rates laid down for English spirits. 

Jamestown FerriesHowever, permission was granted to keepers of ordinaries to secure as large a profit from the sale of beer as they could make within a limit of four shillings a gallon, or forty pounds of tobacco. This was a very high price in those days. To make things worse, although innkeepers charged at established prices, for many years their accounts were not been pleadable. The right to sue upon these accounts in a court of justice and recover judgment was not granted until 1668. But the requirement was that the action be brought within a year after the debt was contracted. There were so many taverns and tippling houses in the colony during 1668 that the number was reduced in each county to one or two, unless they could accommodate travellers. More were needed at ports, ferries and the crossings of great roads. It seems that every court house was also a drinking-shop! During the high time of the rebellion of Nathaniel Bacon against the local government, many laws were passed (1676) for the purpose of suppressing long-standing abuses, and a legislative attempt was made to enforce what amounted to general prohibition. Thus, the licenses of all inns, alehouses and tippling-houses (except those at James City and at the two great ferries of the York River) were revoked! Source: Hening's Statues, vol. II, p. 113.

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.

King William County Probate Records available to members of Virginia Pioneers

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 | Reynolds, Nathaniel to Thomas Bryant | Roane, John, Hardin Littlepage, et al | Roane, John (bond) | Slaughter, James to Robert Blackwell | Smith, James and Thomas Smith | Taylor, Richard Squire | Thomas, James | Tompkins, Christopher to Templeton Elliott | Watkins, Susannah and William | White, William to Thomas Chamberlayne | Williams, James to Reuben Dugas | Winfrey, Mary | Wyatt, William to John and Robert Pollard | Wyatt, William to Reuben Atkins

Images of Deeds, Book 6, 1811 to 1816 (Grantees): this book survived the court house fire of 1880 and the burnt edges of the pages removed Abrahams, Mordecai | Armstrong, Dudley | Avera , Thomas | Bird , John | Bradberry , John | Brand, Oliver | Browne, Andrew | Burke , William | Burnett , William | Burruss, Samuel | Burwell, Robert | Butler , John | Butler, William and Martha | Chamberlayne, W. D. | Cotterell , William | Crump, Fielding | Dabney, George | Dugar, Francis | Dyson, Manor | Dugar, Muntilyon | Edwards , Thomas | Elliott, Daniel | Elliott, Temple and Robert Hill | Elliott, Thomas and Priscilla | Elliott , William | Evans, Thomas R. | Figg, Benjamin | Fitzhugh, Philip | Foster, John B. | Fox, Nathaniel and Pondall Gregory | Frazer, Alexander | Garnett , John | Garnett, John and Lockey | Gregory , William | Gwathmey, Richard | Gwathmey, Temple | Hewett, Jane | Hill, Richard | Hill, Robert | Hillyard, Nathaniel | Johnson, Philip | Keneday, Alexander | Lewis , John | Lipscomb, Bernard | Lipscomb, Madison and John Quarles | Lipscomb, Yancy and Elizabeth | Lipscomb, Yancy | Littlepage, Edmund | Madison, Reuben | Mitchell, Fleming | Mitchell, Gracey to Wasey | Page, Charles Carter | Pegg, Charles | Quarles, Isaac and George W. Smith | Quarles, Francis, executor of John Quarles | Quarles , John | Robinson, Judith | Roper, Charles | Ruffin , John | Satterwhite, , Thomas | Slaughter, George | Smith, George W. | Spiller, Catharine | Taliaferro , John | Taliaferro, Walker | Talley, Billy | Tanner, Robert | Taylor , John | Temple , William | Terry, Polly | Terry, Stephen | Toler, George | Tompkins, Christopher | Tompkins, Christopher and George Smith | Tuck, Bennett | Wade, Andrew | White, Richard | Winn, Seaton | Wormesley, Eleanor | Wormsley, Walker | Wormsley, Warner

Images of Deeds, Book 7, 1816 to 1819 (Grantees): this book survived the court house fire of 1880 and the burnt edges of the pages removed

Abraham, Mordecai Jr. | Alexander, John and Elizabeth | Avera, Ann | Braxton, Carter | Burke, Elizabeth | Burriss, Jacob, estate | Burriss, William T. | Catlett, Benjamin | Claiborne, Herbert | Claiborne, William P. | Cobbitt, Henry | Cook, George | Dabney, Thomas, trustee of John M. Taliaferro | Dugar, James, deceased | Dugar, Mary | Edmonds , John | Fox, Bailey and Sarah | Fox, Thomas R. | Fox, Thomas and John Lumpkin | Garnett , Thomas | Gregory, Thomas W. | Hay, Gibson | Hill, John and Baylor | Howard, James | Jones , Thomas | Jones, William and Jeremiah Fox | King, John and Mary | King, Robert and Daniel Elliott | Knighton , Thomas | Lipscomb, Martin and Ann | Lipscomb, Theodrick | Madison, Elizabeth | McNabb , John | Minor, Garrit | Nelson, Elizabeth | Paterwood, Joseph | Pemberton, Wilson | Quarles, J. | Reins, Richard | Riddock, Jane | Robinson, Beverley | Robinson, B. | Rowe, Joseph | Samuel, Henry | Taliaferro, Walker | Thornton, Elizabeth | Timberlake, Richard G. C. | Tompkins, Christpher Sr. | Winn, Curtis | Wooddy , John

Images of Deeds, Book 8, 1818 to 1822 (Grantees): this book survived the court house fire of 1880 and the burnt edges of the pages removed

Braxton, Carter M. | Burch, William | Burke, Edward | Chamberlayne, Lewis | Chamberlayne, Thomas D. and Lodowick Slaughter | Drewry, Robert | Finch, William | Fox, James | Landrum, James and Elizabeth | Lipscomb, Daniel | Mallen, Richard McNabb, John | Mill, Baylor | Newman, Robert | Paine, William | Pollard, a plat | Roane, Newman | Slaughter, Roger | Spiller, Catharine | Spiller, William and Robert Pollard | Stark, Thomas and Isabella | Wicker, Francis 


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Sunday, May 1, 2016

17th Century Stockings and Shoes - Prince William Wills, Estates #genealogy #virginiapioneers

17th Century Stockings and Shoes

The inventory of the store of Edward Phelps was taken in 1679, showing enormous disproportions of cloths and clothing as compared with other kinds of goods. There was 675 yards of linen of many varieties and 300 yards of woollen, 81 pairs of stockings, 50 pairs of shoes, tape, gimp, thread buttons, felt hats, blankets, curtains and valance. Source: Inventory of personal property of Phelps at his death, Records of York County, vol. 1675-1685, p. 172. One finds such personal information in the old Wills and Estates where colonials imparted inventories of their plantations and gave legacies to their heirs. Virginia Pioneers has a large collection of old Wills and Estates on the website. Stockings












Prince William County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages, Probate Records


Old Town Hall in Prince William County

When Captain John Smith and other English explorers came to the upper Potomac River beginning in 1608, they reported that the area within present Prince William County was occupied by the Doeg tribe. The Doeg Indians maintained several villages in this area into the 1650s, when colonists began to patent the land. The County was named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, the third son of King George II. Prince William County was created on 1 February 1727 from King George and Stafford Counties. The Act of 1731 of the General Assembly included parts of Stafford county and King george County and part of Prince William County originally included all of what later became Arlington County,the City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, the City of Fairfax, the City of Falls Church, Fauquier County, Loudoun County, the City of Manassas, and the City of Manassas Park. The county seat is Manassas.

Prince William County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Wills, Inventories, Accounts 1734 to 1744
  • Wills, Inventories Accounts 1782 to 1792
Wills
  • Abstracts of Wills 1734 to 1781
Digital Images of Wills 1734 to 1744 
Testators: Ashford, Ann; Ashford, Michael; Awbroy, Francis; Bridges, William; Bullock, Richard ; Chapman, Joseph; Coffer, Mary; Deakers, Thomas; Debee, William ; Doyle, Edward ; Drakefoot, Richard ; Edge, John; Farrow, Abram ; French, James ; Gibson, Jacob; Gosling, John ; Gosling, Simon; Gregg, John; Greshon, James ; Hager, Henry ; Hardin, Mark ; Haurork, Scarlot ; Henderson, James; Hishback, John ; Jordan, Thomas ; Lacon, Francis ; Lawson, Marmaduke; Marr, John; Morris, Ann; Neal, Rodham ; Oriar, Daniel ; Overall, John ; Paddorfou, Catherine ; Page, John ; Simos, Richard ; Simson, Thomas ; Sparkes, William ; Suto, Edward ; Tobbs, Daniel ; Walker, John ; Williams, Jonas Jr. ; Wright, Francis and Young, Edward
Digital Images of Wills 1778 to 1791 
Testators: Ashmore, John ; Atwell, Thomas ; Bennett, William ; Botts, Joshua ; Brown, Elizabeth ; Brown, James ; Bullitt, Cuthbert ; Burroughs, John ; Burrows, John ; Carr, William ; Carter, Giles ; Chapman, John ; Chapman, Thomas; Cheek, John ; Cooper, Henry ; Crook, Zephaniah ; Dagg, Thomas ; Delgarn, John ; Dowell, John ; Ewell, Thomas Winder ; Fennell, Francis ; Foley, Mary ; Forbes, David ; Foster, William ; Goodman, John ; Graham, John ; Graham, John (2) ; Gray, Francis ; Green, George ; Harrison, Ann ; Harrison, Burr ; Harrison, Cuthbert ; Haskins, John ; Helm, Linaugh ; Higgs, Truman ; Hogan, Thomas ; Hutchinson, John ; Ismongrove, Lydia Musgrove ; Jackson, Francis ; Jackson, Samuel Sr. ; Kitchen, George ; Landrum, William ; Lee, Henry ; Love, Samuel ; Lowe, John ; Moseley, Robert ; Murray, John ; Peachey, Samuel Jr. ; Petty, Joseph ; Peyton, Henry ; Peyton, Valentine ; Powell, William ; Purcell, William ; Quisenberry, James ; Randolph, John ; Reeves, John ; Reeves, Mary ; Ross, John ; Ross, William ; Rove, George; Scott, James ; Scott, Sarah ; Shute, Fanny ; Simms, Jane ; Smith, Caleb ; Smoot, Thomas ; Sparks, William ; Stone, Thomas ; Suel, Margaret ; Tackett, William ; Tennison, William ; Tibbs, Foushee ; Whitledge, William ; Wilson, Henry; Wilson, Sarah






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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ultimately, How will we Stack Up? - Images of Prince George Co. VA #genealogy #virginiapioneers.net

Ultimately, How will we Stack Up?
By Jeannette Holland Austin
Jeannette Holland Austin
The stuff that we are made of literally flows through our veins. Our DNA is a blueprint of ourselves which may be traced back in time to our ancestors. And we are a mixture of many individuals who played their roles in history. Siblings born of the same parents possess features from a variety of ancestors, and the dosage is not equal. Although it is quite interesting to discover the origin of our features, statue, and personality traits while viewing old photographs (everyone should do this), the more interesting aspect of it is the decisions made in the face of adversity. No generation escapes troubles, for all are tested. We share many common elements of those past lives, viz: war, religious beliefs, immigration, marriages, divorce, death and so on. And our trials of today run a pretty close parallel to those of the past. After it is all done, scholars write a history of those days. Owing to the difficult times of our ancestors, how did they stack up? Everyone's history is not written by the scholar. Yet, the ancestors left their story for us to tell. It is in the records (census, county court houses, pensions, bibles, cemeteries, etc.) During troubling times, the memories of their era is somewhat consoling, especially when we know that they stood among the righteous, exhibited bravery in the wars, and had a strong belief in freedom. Yes, this country was founded upon that one belief. Freedom! I found some old letters of one of my great-grandathers and discovered that he was overtaken by a deep sadness when he left his family during the Civil War. In this way, I understood that same sadness existed during my own unhappy moments. As one traces the families further back in time, the old last wills and testaments display a virtual reality of those days. We can almost put ourselves there, in the shoes of our kin. There are many questions concerning the migrations and lifestyles of our ancestors. And the answers are there, but require a great diligence and patience. And might I say, time? During this era, genealogy research is very much improved, however, as more records are added to the internet. Virginia Pioneers is processing more old wills and estates, and I must say, the answers are in the details. 

The final question is: "How will we stack up?" 

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Finding Genealogy is Tedious - Prince Edward Co. VA Wills, Estates #genealogy #virginiapioneers

Before the 17th century, finding Genealogy is Tedious 
By Jeannette Holland Austin
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A major goal of the genealogist is to find the country (or place) of origin of his ancestors as well as other families and friends. Colonists enjoyed entertainment with them in social gatherings. They married someone in the neighborhood. Therefore, one should not overlook the community nor its historical setting. In other words, the activity of the times is history. Once the genealogist traces back to the 17th century, finding records becomes for tedious. London in the 16th CenturyYet, our ancestors were part of history, and tidbits of information concerning them is scattered about in a wide variety of resources. A unique list of Origins of some of the earliest settlers to Virginia is compiled and published on Virginia Pioneers

Prince Edward County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Probate Records


Linden Plantation

Prince Edward County, Virginia was formed in 1754 from Amelia County. It was named after Prince Edward, the second son of Frederick, Prince of Wales and the younger brother of George III of the United Kingdom. The original county seat was called Prince Edward Courthouse; it is now the village of Worsham. In 1798, the town of Farmville was formed (incorporated in 1912) near the headwaters of the Appomattox River. The county seat was moved from Worsham to Farmville in 1871.

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Indexex to Probate Records

Index to Inventories, Accounts and Wills 1785 to 1795

Miscellaneous Wills and Estates

Collicot, James LWT ca 1770
Harris, Thomas (1792), LWT, (transcribed)
Whitlock, James

Images of Wills 1754 to 1785

Testators: Archdeacon, James | Atkins, Robert | Atwood, James | Baker, Duglass| Baker, Martha | Baker, Martha (2) | Baker, Mary | Baker, Robert | Barns, William | Beaker, Caleb | Booker, William | Bryan, Thomas | Caldwell, Thomas | Caldwell, Thomas (2) | Carter, Theodrick | Cary, William | Christian, Ann | Coffee, Peter | Collicott, James | Crisman, Daniel | Cunningham, Alexander | Davidson, John | Dearman, Michael | DeJarnett, Daniel | DeJarnett, Elias | DeJarnett, Mary | Donnel, James| Ewing, Samuel | Fielder, Thomas | Flournoy, David | Garden, James | Gillespie, Patrick |Gillespie, Robert A.| Gordon, John| Graven, John| Griffin, James| Hackley, Samuel| Harper, Edmund | Harris, Micajah| Harris, Thomas | Harrison, William | Hawkins, Benjamin | Hill, William | Hughes, Leander| Johnston, Edward | Ligon, Henry Sr. | Littlejohn, Joseph | Lugh, Zachariah | Martain, Samuel | Martin, James | Mathews, Samuel | MacCartney, James | McCroy, James | McLard, David | Moor, Royall | More, George | Nash, John | Nash, Mary | Owens, John | Price, Pugh | Read, James | Reed, John | Reed, Samuel | Rice, Charles | Rice, Joseph | Richey, Hugh | Rowlett, John | Tuggle, Benjamin | Walker, George Sr. | Watkins, John | Whitlock, Sarah | Wimbish, Benjamin | Wimbish, James | Woodson, Constant | Woodson, Obadiah | Woodson, Richard | Yarbrough, William

Images of Wills 1785 to 1795

Testators: Adams, William Robert | Allen, James | Armstrong, Thomas | Baker, Samuel | Brooks, Isaac | Burks, George | Carr, Hugh | Cawthon, John | Chambers, Josiah | Childres, Robert | Clarke, John Jr. | Clark, Thomas | Cobb, Sarah | DeJarnett, John | Dixon, John | Gillespie, Francis | Hambleton, Alexander | Harper, Hannah | Hay, Daniel | Holt, Plunkett | Hughes, Jesse | Jackson, Thomas | Johnston, Henry | Lawson, Benjamin | Lewellin, Daniel | Lewellin, Thomas | Lewellin, William | Lockett, Stephen | McFeley, Manassah | Moore, Joseph | North, William | Price, Charles | Ritchie, Charles | Scott, John Scott, Mildred | Ward, Robert B. | Watts, Sarah | Woodson, Charles | Zachery, Bartholomew

Images of Wills 1795 to 1807 

Anderson, William | Anderson, William (2) | Baker, Andrew | Baker, Christian | Baker, Douglass | Baldwin, Caleb | Baldwin, John | Baldwin, William | Beasley, Peter | Bever, John | Blanton, Richard Sr. | Booker, Mary | Brightwell, Reynold | Cardwell, John | Cason, Seth | Cathern, Adam | Chambers, Mary | Clarke, Joel | Downs, Margaret | Elliott, Andrew | Farley, William | Fears, James | Flournoy, Thomas | Foster, Richard | Gibson, Ann | Goode, Robert | Goode, Samuel | Hambleton, Obedience | Hartgrove, Thomas | Haskins, Thomas | Hix, John | Holland, Dick | Holland, Sarah | Hudson, James | Hudson, Thomas Sr. | Hudson, William | Hunt, Elizabeth | Huskegson, Luceasy | Jackson, Matthew | Jackson, Nancy | Jenning, Eleanor | Lewis, David | Ligon, James | Maner, Ferguson | Mason, Benjamin | Mason, William | Matthews, William | Meadows, Joel | Miller, John | Milley, Thomas | Moore, George | Morton, John | Nash, John Sr. | Neat, Stephen | Owen, Thomas | Pankey, Mary | Peek, William | Phillips, Richard | Pinick, Mary | Pinick, Charles | Price, James | Redd, Thomas | Ritchey, Mary | Ritchey, Mary (2) | Shepherd, Isaac | Smith, Henry | Thompson, John | Tucker, Joseph | Venable, Matthew | Waddell, Richard Sr. | Wade, Phillip | Walthall, Christopher | Walton, George | Watkins, Henry | Watkins, Robert | Watson, John | Williams, Willis | Winge, Andrew 

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Indians Cooking Meat - Powhatan Co. VA Wills Estates #genealogy #virginiapioneers.net

Indians Cooking Meat
By Jeannette Holland Austin
Jeannette Holland Austin
Indians broiled meat by either laying the meat itself upon the coals, or by laying it upon sticks raised upon forks at some distance above the live coals, which heats more gently and dries up the gravy. The fowl was plucked and drawn, and fish was dressed leaving the scales on without gutting. But while eating they left the scales, entrails and bones to be thrown away. They made broth of the head and umbles of deer, which they put into the pot all bloody. Indians



Indian Villages during the 17th Century
By Jeannette Holland Austin

Indian Village
Village of Powhatan Indians. Indians cohabitated in townships of from fifty to five hundred families. Each town was known as a kingdom. The construction of houses consisted of stick saplings into the ground by one end, and bend the other at the top, fastening them together by strings made of fibrous roots, the rind of trees or the green wood of the white oak. The smallest houses or cabins was conical like a bee-hive, while the larger structures were oblong and covered with a bark of trees. The windows were little holes left open for the passage of light, which were stopped up with bark in bad weather. The chimney was a little hole at the top of the house to dispel smoke, and the fire is made in the middle of the cabin. The door was a pendent mat when the Indians are near home, but barricaded with great logs of wood set against the mat when they are out of town. 

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Powhatan

Powhatan County was named after Powhatan, the Indian chieftain who ruled and terrorized the native inhabitants of tidewater Virginia in the early seventeenth century. It was formed from Cumberland County in 1777, and part of Chesterfield County was added later. The James River forms its northern border and the Appomattox River is on the south side. Historically the area had been occupied by the Monacan, and in 1700 French Huguenot refugees settled at their abandoned village, known as Manakin Town. Powhatan County is located southwest of Richmond along US Route 60 in the Richmond-Petersburg region.

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Images of Wills 1777 to 1795
Testators: Ballow, Thomas; Banton, William Sr.; Baskerville, John; Baugh, Joseph; Bayley, William; Bingley, Matthew; Bryant, James; Cheatwood, William; Cox, Edward; Cox, George; Cox, Henry ;Cox, John; Dickens, Ann; Edwards, William; Elam, Lodowick ;Farley, Matthew ;Flournoy, Elizabeth; Flournoy, Thomas; Franklin, John; Harris, Edith ;Harris, Joseph ;Harris, William; Haskins, Edward; Hatcher, Elizabeth; Hughes, Martha ;Hughes, Robert ;Jordan, Robert ;Langston, Esther ;Macon, John ;McCraw, James ;Moseley, Benjamin; Moss, James; Moss, Mary ;Porter, John ;Roper, Shadrack; Smith, Magdalene ;Trent, Alexander ;Wilkerson, Nicholas ;Wilks, Thomas; Woodson, Charles; Woodson, Joseph

Images of Wills 1797 to 1806
Testators: Ballew, Tabitha; Baugh, John; Brackett, Boyle ;Brackett, Thomas ;Causby, James ;Cosby, Charles ;Cox, John ;Crump, Abner ;Davis, Elizabeth; Davis, Jerry; Elam, Thomas ;Goode, Thomas ;Gordon, Robert; Harris, Benjamin ;Harris, John Sr. ;Haskins, Martha ;Hughes, Ann; Hughes, Mary ;Jude, Benjamin ;Marshall, William ;Martin, Anthony ;Maxey, John ;Mayo, Joseph ;Mayo, William ;McLaurine, Elizabeth ;Miller, Jesse ;Moseley, John ;Netherland, John ;Royall, John Jr.; Smith, Betsy ;Smith, John ;Smith, Mary; Smith, W. S. ;Spears, Nancy ;Taylor, Elizabeth ;Thompson, Josiah ;Toney, Edmund; Willbourn, Tabitha ;Woodson, Ann
Images of Wills 1806 to 1811 
Testators :Bagby, Elizabeth; Barnes, John ; Brummer, William ; Bryant, James; Davis, Walter ;Depp, Peter; Dupuy, Judith ;Hobson, Samuel ;Hobson, Sarah ;Logwood, Mary ;Macon, Henry ;Mosby or Mosley, Littleberry ;Mosley, Arthur ;Owens, David; Pankey, Samuel ;Pleasants, Robert; Porter, William ;Price, Jerusha ;Swann, John ;Tucker, Thomas Sr. ;White, William ;Williamson, Jacob
Miscellaneous Probate Records

Adams, John (1796 Court Minutes)
Adams, Philip(1796 Court Minutes)
Baugh, Abraham (1796 Court Minutes)
Cheatwood, Polly, orphan of William (1796 Court Minutes)
Gant, Arthur (1796 Court Minutes)
Gant, James Clarke (1796 Court Minutes)
Cheatwood, Lott, orphan of William (1787 Court Minutes)
Clarke, William (1787 Court Minutes)
Evans, Patrick(1787 Court Minutes)
Gay, William (1796 Court Minutes)
Harris, Benjamin(1787 Court Minutes)
Harris, James(1796 Court Minutes)
Hopkins, William (1796 Court Minutes)
James, George (1787 Court Minutes)
Laurens, William(1787 Court Minutes)
Lipscomb, Colonel (1787 Court Minutes)
Logan, Charles, deceased (1796 Court Minutes)
Low, Edward (1787 Court Minutes)
McLaurine, Joseph(1796 Court Minutes)
Mosby, Benjamin (1787 Court Minutes)
Mosby, Hezekiah (1787 Court Minutes)
Mosby, Littleberry (1787 Court Minutes)
Mosby, Wade (1787 Court Minutes)
Smith, Josiah(1796 Court Minutes)
Spears, Nicholas(1787 Court Minutes)
Steger, Hans (1787 Court Minutes)
Swann, John (1796 Court Minutes)
Whaling, James(1796 Court Minutes)
Wilson, Samuel (1787 Court Minutes)
Woodson, John(1796 Court Minutes)

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