Sunday, February 7, 2016

"How will we Stack up?" Prince George County VA Wills, Estates #genealogy #virginiapioneers


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Prince George County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Probate Records


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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.

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

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
Jackson, William, inventory
Johnson, Edward
Johnson, Edward, inventory
Jones, Abraham
Jones, James
Jones, Mary
Jones, Peter
Jones, Robert Jr.
Jones, Robert Jr., inventory
Kirkland, Richard, inventory
Lee, John, estate
Lewis, Thomas
MacKenny, Morgan
Maylor, Simon, estate
Maynard, Henry, inventory
Mobberly, Edward
Moore, Richard
Moore, Richard, inventory
Mosby, Joseph
Mosby, Joseph, inventory
Naylor, Simon, estate
Newman, Richard
Newman, Richard, estate
Nodan, Charles
Norden, Robert, estate
Pettypool, William
Poythress, John, estate
Smith, John, estate
Smith, Richard
Smith, Richard, estate
Stafford, Cuthbert, estate
Taylor, Elizabeth
Thomas, John, inventory
Tidmarsh, Richard
Tidmarsh, Richard, estate
Tucker, John, inventory
Tucker, Thomas, estate
Vandivan, John
Williams, John, inventory
Womack, John
Wyatt, Edward Sr.
Wyatt, Edward, inventory
Wyatt, Edward, Captain, estate
Wynne, Francis

Digital Images of Wills 1759 to 1760

Binford, William, estate
Birchett, Robert
Carter, Joseph
Chambliss, William
Chambliss, William (2) Chambliss, William, inventory
Gary, Thomas
Leath, Peter, inventory
Lee, Samuel
Lee, Samuel, inventory
Smith, Sarah
Tatum, Robert
Tatum, Robert, inventory
Woodleif, Edward
Woodleif, Edward, inventory

Miscellaneous Wills and Estates

Avery, Billy, LWT (abstract from burned records
Bland, Theodrick, Colonel, LWT, transcript
Jones, Peter, LWT (transcript)

Marriages
  • Prince George County Marriages - St. Paul's Parish Register 1715 to 1728
  • Prince George County Births - St. Paul's Parish Register 1715 to 1728
  • Prince George County Deaths - St. Paul's Parish Register 1715 to 1728

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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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