Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mecklenburg Co. VA Wills and Deeds: Genealogies, Ancestors

Mecklenburg County, Virginia Court House Records



Mecklenburg County Court HouseMecklenburg County was established in 1765 from Lunenburg County. There are five incorporated towns within the county: Boydton (county seat), Chase City, Clarksville, La Crosse, and South Hill. The county has a rich tradition of agriculture, primarily in tobacco. The town of Clarksville is known as the oldest continuous flue-cured tobacco market in the world. tobacco

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

Digital Images of Wills 1765 to 1782
--Note: These old documents were pasted together and there is some blurring --

Anderson, Thomas | Arnoll, James | Arnoll, James (2) | Atkinson, John | Baker, Zachariah | Baskerville, George | Bell, William | Bland, Merit | Bott, Ann | Bugg, Jacob | Bugg, Samuel | Burnett, John | Burton, Hutchins | Burton, Nowel | Burwell, Thacker | Cheatham, Leonard | Clarke, Jesse | Cockerham, Philip | Connell, Robert | Cooper, James | Cox, Bowling | Cradle, Briant | Dortch, Noah | Eastland, Thomas | Fargason, Sarah | Fox, Richard | Griffin, Francis | Greenwood, James | Greenwood, Robert | Greer, Joseph | Harris, William | Hatchell, William | Hester, Abraham | Hill, William | Holloway, James | Holmes, Isaac | Holmes, Samuel | Hudson, Charles | Hudson, Christopher | James, Robert | Jefferson, Field | Jeffries, John Jr. | Johnson, Daniel | Ladd, William | Lambert, James | Lawton, John | Lee, Walter | Lewis, Edward | Lucas, William | Luck, Dennis | Mabry, Anne | Maclin, Thomas | Mason, Ann | Mason, Thomas | Murphey, John | Murray, John | Phillips, Martin | Poole, William | Pughe, John | Ragsdale, Benjamin | Reed, John | Roberts, Alexander | Roberts, John | Rudd, Joseph | Ruffin, John | Ruffin, John (2) | Russell, Richard | Shelton, John | Skelton, William | Smith, Preston | Smith, Robert | Speed, John Jr. | Stewart, Martha | Stovall, Thomas | Stroud, John | Tarry, Samuel | Taylor, Thomas Sr. | Taylor, William | Thomason, James | Thompson, Wells | Tillman, Roger | Townsen, William | Tucker, James Tucker, Mat | Walker, Edward | Watson, James | Whitterman, Abraham | Whittmore, Lewis | Wiles, Robert | Willis, Richard | Wilton, Richard | Wright, Reuben | Young, Richard |

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Wills 1782-1788
  • Index to Wills 1788-1798
  • Index to Deed Book 5, 1777 to 1778
  • Index to Deed Book 6, 1779 to 1786
  • Index to Deed Book 7, 1786 to 1791
  • Index to Deed Book 8, 1792 to 1795
  • Index to Deed Book 9, 1795 to 1797
  • Index to Deed Book 10, 1798 to 1801
Digital Images of Wills 1782-1788
Testators: Arnold, John | Ballard, John | Blackbourne, Thomas (first page missing from will book) | Bowen, Hicks | Bressie, Elizabeth | Bugg, Jacob | Burwell, Lewis | Camp, John | Carleton, Thomas Christopher, David | Clark, James | Clemonds, Edmund | Collins, Howell | Culbreath, William | Delony, Henry | Duncan, George | Evans, Thomas | Fox, William | Gregory, William | Hill, William | Hix, Amos | Johnson, James | Jones, Robert | Malone, Drury | Malone, Jones | Marable, Matthew | Marshall, John | Maynard, Nicholas | McNeel, John | Munford, R. | Newton, Henry | Ornsbey, Matt | Parish, John | Parish, Peter | Parish, Samuel | Perkins, David | Puryear, John | Puryear, Seymour | Ramsey, Gilbert | Roffe, William | Sandyland, James | Simpson, Richard | Smith, Drury | Speed, John | Stanback, George | Talley, Abraham | Taylor, Goodwyn | Vaughan, William | Walker, Silvanus | Watson, Isaac |
Digital Images of Wills 1788-1798
Testators: Allen, William | Baker, Jean | Bevell, Edward | Brame, John | Bugg, Jesse | Chandler, David | Draper, Joshua | Frankling, Owen | Gold, Daniel | Harper, John | Hyde, John Sr. | Jefferies, John | Jones, John Sr. | Keeton, John | Knight, Joseph | Lark, Robert | McGuire, John | Mealer, Philip | Moore, Thomas | Poindexter, Philip | Poindexter, Sarah | Rhodes, William | Smith, Augustin | Stevens, Mary | Taylor, Jesse | Vaughan, Mildenredge | Walker, Henry | Williams, Jones | Witton, Richard |

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Road to the Past

Country Road in Albemarle County, Virginia
We are linked to a certain road to the past via our thoughts, deeds and actions. The genetic structure of each person contains specific traits from an assortment of ancestors.  Who are you?  Why, the answer is that your body has a vast pool of genetic features which generates the driving force of existence.  Perhaps now is the time to learn something about those family members from the past and get to know them!  Understanding how our ancestors dealt with hardships, trials, disappointments, and challenges re-enforces who we are and helps to reveal our personal missions.  Those who work crossword puzzles know where I am aiming.  The only place to discover the careful details which those ancestors wrote into their last will and testament is Virginia Pioneers

Those old documents are snapshots of details possessions such as furniture, farm tools, animals and the history and economy of the times.

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Lunenburg Co. VA Genealogy and Images of Wills

Lunenburg County, Virginia Probate Records



Lunenburg County Court HouseLunenburg County Lunenburg County was established on May 1, 1746 from Brunswick County and was is named for the former Duchy of Brunswick-Lunenburg in Germany, because one of the titles also carried by Britain's Hanoverian kings was Duke of Brunswick-Lunenburg. A familiar reference to genealogists is "The Old Free State" and this is because as the War Between the States was approaching reality, Lunenburg County informed the Commonwealth of Virginia that it would break off and join North Carolina if they did not join The Confederacy. Some of the first settlers were: Ziner Gregory, William Taylor, William Ragsdale, William Johnson, William Hood Jr., William Ambrose, Edmund Bacon, George Hatchell, George Clarke, Henry Gill, Green Smithson, Henry Freeman, Edward Jordan, Archibald Hatchell, Bass Fowlke, Baxter Jordan and James Hazlewood.

Lunenburg County Records available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Digital Images of Wills 1810-1818
Testators: Bagley, Anderson; Barnett, Joel ;Betts, Barbara ;Betts, Riston ;Bohanon, Joseph ;Brown, Robert ;Burnett, Jeremiah ;Cameron, John ;Crafton, Thomas; Edwards, Elzabeth ;Erskins, Alexander ;Gardner, John ;Gee, Benjamin ;Gee, Mary ;Gordon, Elizabeth ;Hazlewood, Daniel Sr. ;Hightower, Nelson ;Jeter, Armstead ;Jones, Peter Sr. ;Jones, Thomas ;Jones, Thomas(2) ;Jordan, Thomas ;Lambert, Jeremiah ;Ragsdale, John ;Saffon, Matthew ;Slaughter, John ;Stone, Richard Sr. ;Tatum, William ;Tomlinson, Benjamin ;Wilkes, Minor ;Williams, William
Digital Images of Wills 1818-1826
Testators:Abernathy, William; Andrews, George ;Ambrose, William;Bacon, Edmund ;Billups, John ;Blackwell, Robert ;Blackwell, Thomas ;Boswell, John ;Branch, Jones ;Brown, Stephen ;Brown, Thomas H. Burnett, Joel;Cabaniss, Sterling; Carter, Mary Ann; Chambers, Thomas;Chappell, Robert; Clarke, George;Clay, Olive; Craghead, Mildred; Dunn, Billington; Ellis, Thomas; Fowlke, Bass ;Fowlkes, Jennings; Freeman, Henry; Freeman, Thrower ;Gee, Jesse Sr.; Gee, Nowel; Gill, Henry; Gregory, Ziner; Hamlett, Jesse ;Hatchell, Archibald;Hatchell, George;Hatchell, Phebe;Hatchell, William; Hazlewood, James;Herring, Stephen ; Hood, William Jr.; Jackson, Elizabeth;Jefferson, Martha;Jeffriess, Thomas ;Johnson, William; Jordan, Baxter ; Jordan, Edward ;Jordan, Susanna; Knott, Robert; Leonard, William; Lightfoot, Elmira;Masters, Rebecca; Parrott, William ;Phillips, Robert;Potts, Nathan ;Ragsdale, William;Ryland,Thomas;Shellbourne, James;Smith, Elizabeth; Smith, Joseph M.;Smith, Robert;Smithson, Green;Taylor, William; Vaughn, David ;Wilkinson, John;Williams, Agness;Winn, Francis; Winn, John; Winn, John Sr.; Winn, Ossamus;Winn, Priscilla; Winn, Sarah

Marriages

Lunenburg County Marriages 1819 to 1825 found in Will Book 1818-1826

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Wills and Estates 1810-1818
  • Index to Wills and Estates 1818-1826

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Louisa Co. VA Ancestors: Images of Wills and Estates

Ferncliff, Virginia

Louisa County, Virginia Court House Records



Pictured is Ferncliff, Virginia. Louisa County was created in 1742 from Hanover County, Louisa County and was named for Princes Louise of Great Britain, the youngest daughter of King George II and the wife of King Frederick V of Denmark. Patrick Henry was known to have resided in Louisa County for a short time on Roundabout Creek. Thomas Johnson was a representative of Louisa County in the House of Burgesses. Patrick Henry established himself as an eloquent lawyer and won his first election in 1765 and represented Louisa County.

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

Marriages
  • Marriages 1757 to 1856
Digital Images of Wills 1745 to 1766
  • Belscher, Patrick
  • Buckner, Philip
  • Clark, Christopher
  • Cosby, John
  • Fleming, Robert
  • Harris, Benjamin
  • Johnson, John
  • Kimbro, William
  • Lea, Francis
  • Mackalester, William
  • Meriwether, Francis
  • Moorman, Elizabeth
  • Sumter, William
  • Terrill, Richard
  • Waddy, Samuel
  • Woodall, James
  • Yancy, Archelaus
Digital Images of Wills 1767 to 1783
  • Anderson, David
  • Anderson, Pouncey
  • Arnett, James
  • Barrett, Charles
  • Belscher, Judy
  • Bibb, Benjamin Sr.
  • Bourn, William
  • Bunch, Samuel
  • Byars, John
  • Carr, John
  • Carr, John (2)
  • Carr, Samuel
  • Christmass, John
  • Chiles, John
  • Clark, Francis
  • Clark, Joseph
  • Cory, Edward
  • Cosby, David
  • Davis, John
  • Dickenson, Charles
  • East, Joseph
  • Fernham, Robert
  • Garland, Nathaniel
  • Garrett, William
  • Gooch, William
  • Glynn, Jeremiah
  • Hall, John
  • Hall, John
  • Henderson, Joseph
  • Henson, Richard
  • Hester, Robert
  • Hunter, Andrew
  • Jackson, William
  • Jones, Richard
  • Jones, Richard (2)
  • Jordan, Francis
  • Kingfield, Robert
  • Laurance, Elizabeth
  • Laurance, Henry
  • Lea, Ann
  • Lipscomb, Thomas
  • Lowry, William
  • McCullock, Elizabeth
  • Moore, John
  • Parish, Jolley
  • Paulet, Thomas
  • Pettus, John
  • Poindexter, Christian
  • Smith, Charles
  • Smith, James Jr.
  • Statham, Love
  • Tait, John
  • Tate, James
  • Terrill, Richmond
  • Terry, James
  • Thomason, George
  • Thomson, Thomas
  • Thomson, Wilson
  • Trumyear, William
  • Venable, Abraham
  • Waddy, Mary
  • Wadkins, John
  • Whitlock, Thomas
  • Woodleif, Catherine
  • Wright, Richard
  • Yancey, Robert
Miscellaneous
  • Sims, William-Last Will and Testament
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Search Alexander City for 18th and 19th century Ancestors in Virginia

View of Washington DC from Potomac River
Alexander City flourished along the Potomac River during the early 19th century.  Today, this is called "the historic district of Washington, D. C."  The old residents consisted of political figures.  Among those names were member of the Washington family, James Madison, William Ludwell Lee, Thomas Jefferson and many others.  It was located in the district of Columbia during those years and some records were ultimately put into Arlington County.  If you even suspect that your ancestor was a politician or resided around Washington, D. C. the very historical wills and estates are available on Virginia Pioneers   To view a list of testaments found and posted on this website,  click here.  You are not going to find these documents elsewhere on the internet.  The discovery of the William Ludwell Lee last will and testament (from the famous Lees of Virginia) was a shocker, as his home residence was Jamestown, Virginia and those records were lost when Jamestown burned down.   

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Lancaster Co. Virginnia Genealogy: Images of Wills and Estates

Lancaster County, Virginia Court House Records



Lancaster County JailPictured: Lancaster County Jail.

Whitestone, VirginiaWhitestone, Virginia.

VervilleVerville, Merry Point, Virginia.

Lancaster County was created in 1651 from Northumberland and York counties.

One of the most important personal estates which came before the court of Lancaster between 1690 and 1700 was that of John Carter, Sr., valued at 2260 pounds. Smaller estates in the counties of Lancaster and Westmoreland were those of David Myles, 320 pounds, John Washington, 377 pounds and John Pritchard, 476 pounds. In the case of the latter, the personalty included debts owed him of 30 pounds and 101,307 pounds of tobacco.

Sources: Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. II, p. 236; Records of Lancasgter County, Vol. 1674-1687, p. 36 and 1675-1689, orders, 8 Feb 1674.

Lancaster County Court House Records available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Marriages
  • Marriages to 1699
Miscellaneous Estates
  • Ball, Hannah, LWT (1694) (image)
  • Cheatwood, Thomas- Inventory of Estate (1678) (image)
  • Haynes, Thomas, LWT (1679) (image)
  • King, William, LWT
  • Pinckard, James, LWT (1751)
  • Pinckard, Mary, LWT (1749)
Digital Images of Wills 1700 to 1719
  • Ashford, John
  • Ball, Joseph
  • Batt, Margaret
  • Bostwick, Robert
  • Brightman, William
  • Burkley, Thomas
  • Bradley, John
  • Carter, Thomas
  • Chapman, William
  • Chappell, William
  • Chilton, George
  • Christian, Oliver
  • Clark, Nicholas
  • Davenport, William
  • Dillon, Stephen
  • Draper, Josias
  • Fox, Hanah
  • Garton, William
  • George, Nicholas
  • Glass, Joseph
  • Harrot, Thomas
  • Hart, John
  • Harvard, George
  • Heard, William
  • Hill, Job
  • Horton, Robert
  • James, Daniel
  • Kilgore, Peter
  • Ladner, Hugh
  • Landor, Duke
  • Laurie, John
  • Lawne, James
  • Lawson, Rowland
  • Lawne, John
  • Lot, Thomas
  • Lyne, Thomas
  • Margae, John
  • Mewzoy, David
  • Moore, Francis
  • Moore, John
  • Morinton, Thomas
  • Nash, William
  • Nickolson, Francis
  • Parfitt, Thomas
  • Payne, Richard
  • Pitman, John
  • Pollard, Robert
  • Price, Elinor
  • Roberson, Landers
  • Robinson, John
  • Rott, Brian
  • Sharp, John
  • Sharp, Margaret
  • Shaw, John
  • Stonum, Henry
  • Straton, James
  • Sweatman, John
  • Taylor, Job
  • Tillman, Elizabeth
  • Timson, Percival
  • Wales, Benjamin
  • Walis, Francis
  • Wells, Robert
  • Williams, Rodger
  • Wills, John
  • Wren, Nicholas
  • Wren, William
  • Young, Robert

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