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Wayne Parks Byrd Jr (Email address not shown), Mon, 15 Jul 2013 02:37:10 -0700.   
Subject: John Parks & Thomas G. Parks (landed at Jamestown 1612)


Thank you, Gail, for the fast response. I have your book on the Parks Family of the Chesapeake Bay, and have enjoyed it a great deal. I'm fortunate enough to have several Family Bibles from my great-grandfather, N.J. Parks (1887-1980), and to have known him well. Thanks again for the reply!
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Sun, 14 Jul 2013 20:21:28 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Parks


I am also a descendant of John Parks db 1709 through his son Arthur.

Some have claimed that the Thomas G. Parks that landed at Jamestown in 1612 was the father of the John Parks, father of Arthur, (of Smith's Island), John and their half siblings William, Edmund Bailey, Mary and Sarah, to date I haave found no documentation of that fact. The surname Parks ans with Parker originated in England as one who took care of the King's Parks and there were many King's Parks.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com
Wayne Parks Byrd Jr (Email address not shown), Sun, 14 Jul 2013 07:29:30 -0700.   
Subject: John Parks & Thomas G. Parks (landed at Jamestown 1612)


I am a descendant of John Parks (b.1650, d. 1709) of Acc. Co. and would like to know if the Thomas G. Parks that landed at Jamestown in 1612 is his father. The John Parks I am talking about is followed by: John, Mark, John, John, Noah, Cornelius and Noah J. Parks(b1887, d 1980-my great-grandfather).
Richard A. Colbert (Email address not shown), Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:28:45 -0700.   
Subject: Katherine Pannell's will aka Penuell


Will of Katherine Pannell was written 22 Nov 1660 and probated 29 Nov 1660. In it, Katherine bequeathed to her husband, John
Penuell, "my plantation with all the lands and housing." Witnesses: William Custis and John Walter.
Katherine was my 9th Great-grandmother. I'm trying to determine who her parents were. Was she related to Custis?? or possibly John Walter? Katerine's husband, John, died less than two months after she died.
Wayne Stith (Email address not shown), Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:00:32 -0700.   
Subject: Re: Wise Cemetery


I would be glad to photograph the memorial plaque the next time I am on the Shore. It is also possible that one of my friends and contributors to this site will beat me to it. Stay tuned - WS
Eva Douglas (Email address not shown), Sat, 20 Apr 2013 18:41:43 -0700.   
Subject: Wise cemetery


Not an error but my father's ashes were interred in the Wise Cemetery, Accomac County. You did pictures before he was interred. I'm wondering if you could possibly take a picture of his plaque.
Henry A Wise Jr. October 17th, 1909 to July 1999. Thank you, Eva Douglas (was Wise)
Misty (Email address not shown), Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:32:38 -0700.   
Subject: Looking for Coulbournes or Birchs


I am a descendant of James Marshall Coulbourne (b.1917) and Addie V. Birch (b.1915). I am attempting to put together some genealogy papers for my relatives and myself and I would love help from anyone who may be related to me. Thank you.
Shelley Hawker (Email address not shown), Sun, 07 Apr 2013 18:20:19 -0700.   
Subject: Looking for Accomack, VA Chandlers


I am looking for the parents of Isabella Chandler born Oct.1813 in Accomack County, VA. Married Laban J. Gunter 1869. died 1884. She and Laban J. are buried in the Gunter Family Cemetery in Northampton Co., VA. Would certainly appreciate any information anyone could supply. Thanks, Shelley
Elaine Matson (Email address not shown), Sun, 03 Mar 2013 11:05:30 -0700.   
Subject: Addl to previous message to Peter Saltzman


Zera is my ggg grandfather through his daughter Harriet - I can trace him when he lived in Philadelphia but not when he lived in Virginia. Any help with his Virginia roots wold be great.
Elaine Matson (Email address not shown), Sun, 03 Mar 2013 10:59:43 -0700.   
Subject: Peter Saltzman need your help on Zerababbel Bundick


Zerabbabbel Bundick has been a brick wall for me for a long time. Any help appreciated. Please reply to this website with any information you have and are willing to share. Many thanks.
George Bloxom Jr. (Email address not shown), Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:57:25 -0700.   
Subject: Lilliston twins b. 1854


trying to find the father of Levin Thomas Lilliston and Alexander Washington Lilliston twins born 12 May 1854,Levin died 1930 and Alexander died 1932 Accomac
tia whitfield (Email address not shown), Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:50:49 -0700.   
Subject: CONQUEST Relatives of Accomack County VA


Do you have any CONQUEST relatives from Accomack VA? Please contact me via email.
russ chambers (Email address not shown), Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:31:26 -0700.   
Subject: Chambers family


I am seeking any information on John Grandyson Chambers Sr. born in 1901 and died in 1940. He lived and died in Cape Charles and is buried there. I am also seeking information of David C. Chambers sr., born in the 1820's in I believe Accomac Co. His wife was named Jane. I need his parents, children or any information aviable.thu189
wes mears (Email address not shown), Sun, 16 Dec 2012 17:55:02 -0700.   
Subject: Mrs David Farlow


My great grandmother, Alexine kellam Spence died in Quinby Va 11-16-31. Her obituary lists, among others, a sister referred to as "Mrs David Farlow" of Quinby. Sisters' first names were not given. Family has heard of all the listed except for her. Does anyone have any info on who she is? She would be daughter of Thomas A Kellam and Mary Lawson Kellam.
Clare Milliner (Email address not shown), Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:23:07 -0700.   
Subject: Henry Milliner


Hi Gail,
I've read your pages with much interest. I'm a descendent of Henry Milliner through Smith and his 2nd wife Nancy Grinnalds, then through Southey. Would you consider trading email addresses to compare ideas about Henry's origins?
Clare
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:45:12 -0700.   
Subject: Re: Henry Milliner


Hi Clare,

I am a Henry Milliner descendant through his son Smith and his first wife Mary. See St George District 17 - Household 26 - Smith Milliner. I have aslo been searching for his father for over 30 years and haven't found him but I haven't given up yet.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http:///petersrow.com
Clare Milliner (Email address not shown), Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:58:02 -0700.   
Subject: Henry Milner


For many years, I have been searching for the parents of Henry Milner (Milliner) of Accomac Co. He was married to Amy (Neomy) Bunting, daughter of Jonathan and Bridgett Bunting and he died leaving a Will on Jul 25, 1771.His children were
Henry Milliner 1740 – 1778
Smith Milliner 1741 – 1819
William Milliner 1745 – 1783
Lavinia "Laney" Milliner Melson 1748 – 1798
Robert Milliner 1751 – 1781
Southey Milliner 1754 – 1796
Rachel Milliner Guy 1757 –
Elizabeth Milliner 1760 – 1781
Anne Milliner 1762 –
I can find no hint as to who his parents might have been.


Bruce R Killmon (Email address not shown), Sun, 04 Nov 2012 14:47:51 -0700.   
Subject: Villages of Genoa and Martin


Does anyone know of the locations of the Villages of Genoa and Martin in Accomack Co during the late 1800s ?
deb (Email address not shown), Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:17:31 -0700.   
Subject: place for rent


Iso....house or apt. That accepts sec. 8 housing between 455 and 535 depending on oil gas or electric. Please email me at debrarief@gmail.com. thank you. If you know of anyone, let me know. Thanks.
Peter Salzman (Email address not shown), Mon, 17 Sep 2012 06:41:52 -0700.   
Subject: Zerababbel Bundick b 1813 Virginia a genealogy escapee


Seen the message dated Sep 5 2009 in reference to this subject by Elaine Matson.
Zerababbel is my great, great grandfather
I do have some information on Zerababbel Bundick. Not much but it could help you in your search.
Rply back to this message if you would like more info.
Judy Haynes Faust (Email address not shown), Sun, 09 Sep 2012 05:37:49 -0700.   
Subject: Carmine Reunion


The "Great Carmine Reunion" is in the planning stages and will be held on April 20, 2013 in Gloucester County! Our goal is to have a huge reunion for all descendants of Smith R Carmine and his siblings.
If you are a descendant of Smith R Carmine or one of his siblings, please contact Judy at Carminefamily@comcast.net so we can keep you up to date on the plans.
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Sat, 08 Sep 2012 03:47:48 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Mary Ann Adams


Hi Laura,

I have a Maria Ann Adams, the daughter of James C. Adams and Susan E. Rayfield in my database. She was born circa 1832 and the grand daughter of Obed Adams and Ann Nock.

Gail M. Walczyk
Laura Eades (Email address not shown), Fri, 07 Sep 2012 19:04:08 -0700.   
Subject: Mary Ann Adams


Looking for Mary Ann Adams. I think she may be the mother of Emily Amelia Adams Lankford. I have a picture of her and would say it was taken around the civil war period.
Laura Eades (Email address not shown), Fri, 07 Sep 2012 18:53:24 -0700.   
Subject: Gary Taylor and the IPL Bottle.


I am several years late on this message. I noticed in Aug 09 Mr Taylor asked about the IPL Bottle. Ira P Lankford lived in Franktown Virginia and ran a soda shop out of the shed in his back yard. Ira P Lankford would be the uncle of Charles Lankford Rt 13 is named for.
Terry Wilke (Email address not shown), Sun, 20 Nov 2011 19:25:12 -0700.   
Subject: Wayne & Pat Lucor


Look for these two friends who were at the Ponderosa Nature Resort in Ontario gave me a email address that doesn't work I would really like to get in touch with them
they live at 22 Franklin Ave St. John's N.F.L. so if anyone knows Wayne & Pat Lucor any help would be appreciated Thanks to everyone
carol halsey (Email address not shown), Mon, 14 Nov 2011 09:24:43 -0700.   
Subject:


still looking for information on chandlers of pungateaque, va.,joseph chandler,his father edward and farther back....help!
Wayne Stith (Email address not shown), Sat, 05 Nov 2011 12:37:36 -0700.   
Subject: Re: Oak Grove Cemetery


Oak Grove Cemetery is located near Chancetown in Accomack County. From Rt. 13 (above Keller) take Rt. 180 east toward Wachapreague. Turn left on Rt. 600 (Seaside Road). You should find the Oak Grove Methodist Church (Burton's Chapel) about 1 or 1 1/2 mi. up near the intersection with Pickpenny Road (Rt. 624).
Randy Gravenor (Email address not shown), Fri, 04 Nov 2011 17:56:50 -0700.   
Subject: Holland's Island


Gail,
I am doing a project on Holland's...I am meeting with Casey Todd in January and met with Phil and Bobby Goldsborough yesterday. Today I met with Prof Thompson at Nabb Research Center. Both Phil and Prof Thompson suggested I contact you..I would like to either talk with you or email you regarding this project..I do not want to go into detail hereon. I understand that you are in the lower shore from time to time...pls email me and I will explain what it is that I am doing..or if you wish we can converse via phone or in person...many thanx
Randy Gravenor
Linda Dickerson (Email address not shown), Wed, 02 Nov 2011 15:40:58 -0700.   
Subject: Any suggestions would be appreciated


Since I found my ggg grandfather in the LDS microfilm Virginia deaths and burials I have more questions than answers. Does anyone have an idea why his cause of death would be listed as "KILLED" (not shot, stabbed, murdered, etc.)? It was 1863 and although the Civil War was progressing there was no activity in Accomac according to Dr. Miles Barnes. Was there a known funeral home in Metompkin/Accomac area? Was there a local paper that may have an obituary? I certainly don't mind doing the research.....I just don't know where to start.
Thanks. Linda
floyd smith (Email address not shown), Mon, 31 Oct 2011 10:09:37 -0700.   
Subject: John F Turner


I would like to contact Nancy Motley. I am also a descendant of John F. Turner. She sent an email on sept 4, 2011. If you want you can send her my email and i contact her that way. I would appreciate any help in this matter.
NCWarner (Email address not shown), Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:17:46 -0700.   
Subject: Thank you again! Gail M W - re William Warner


I had not seen the data you directed me to before. Considering this information, I now assume the William Warner of Accomack, whom I have been trying to prove as an ancestor for more than 15 years, is not my ancestor.

I am at a loss as to where to search now.

My family has handed down oral history through the years that we are related to George Washington. This came from my father, grand father, and great grandfather, all born in Davidson County, NC. The only link I can find that ties the Washington family to the Warner family is Augustine Warner. Do you have any idea how William Warner of Rowan County, NC might be related to Augustine Warner, the first of Warner Hall?
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Mon, 24 Oct 2011 22:31:45 -0700.   
Subject: More Warner


If you haven't seen it yet there is a whole file on William Warner and his wife Elizabeth at Eastern Shore Heritage. Click on Procession Districts. It's the eighth one down from the top. Click on Accomack County and then Accomack District 6. William Warner is #43.

Gail M. Walczyk
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Mon, 24 Oct 2011 22:17:06 -0700.   
Subject: Two William Warners


Hi

William Warner b.c. 1730 and William Warner b.c 1734 in the Miles Files are the same man. He died before 25 June 1803. His son William is missing under the William Warner b.c. 1730 listing. An abstract of his will reads:

WARNER, WILLIAM - 20 June 1803 / 25 June 1803 - Son George Warner Extr. To son George Warner ... To daughter Nancy Bishop L10. To daughter Elizabeth Nock $1. To daughter Elizabeth Nock's 4 children William, George, Nancy & Lewis L7.10. to son Isaac Warner's children Jacob, George and Nancy L10 & to son Isaac's child Solomon $1.. To son WILLIAM Warner my sea side plantation adjoining the lands of Thomas Evans Esq. & if no heirs, then to son Isaac's 2 sons Jacob & George. To son WILLIAM all the timber & scantling he needs to build a house. To my wife Elizabeth the plantation where I now live during her widowhood or until my youngest child Polly arrives to lasful age. & at my wife's marriage or death the plantation to my daughters Lucretia, Hessy & Polly. The remainder except the other half of my shop tools which I give to my 4 children WILLIAM, Lucretia, Hessy & Polly. Witt: Richard Grinnalds & Charles Stockley. prob; Major Hinman, Southey Satchell securities.

(Miles & Miles, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860 p. 565).

BTW I've given him a circa birth year of 1732 in my data base.

Gail M. Walczyk
NCWarner (Email address not shown), Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:09:51 -0700.   
Subject: Thank You - Gail M Walczyk


I appreciate your informative response, re William Warner son of Issac Warner and Christian (---?---), dated 8 Aug 2011.

I have another question: In the Miles files there are three William Warner's listed. one is born 1876, who could not be my ancestro. Of the other two, one is born 1730, another is born 1734. Are you saying the two earlier William Warner's are the same person.
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:00:15 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Temperance Parker Burges Wilcocks


GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND. 6

Capt. John Wilcocks, late of Plymouth, now of Accomac, intending
to go on service against the Indians, made his will, dated in Elizabeth City,
Virginia, 10 September, 1622, proved the last of June, 1628. He named
wife Temperance, his daughter in law, Grace Burges, legitimate daughter
of his said wife, and his sisters Katherine and 1 Susanna Wilcocks.

Barrington, 55.

GENEALOGICAL GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND. 6. Genealogical gleanings in England. [Parts I-xxiii,xxv] (1901]). 24 October 2011. .

In the above abstract of the will of John Wilcocks he names only his wife Temperance, a step daughter Grace and his two sisters Katherine and Susanna Wilcocks He didn't name any children from Temperance or a previous wife.
Mona Starke (Email address not shown), Mon, 24 Oct 2011 09:48:03 -0700.   
Subject: Descendents of Temperence Parker Burgess Wilcocks


Temperence Parker married, lastly, John Wilcocks, who died about 1628, when she probated his will in England. Did they have any children who then had families on the Eastern Shore? I believe there may have been a son named John Wilcocks who married Ann Custis and a Henry Wilcocks or Wilcox in Maryland.
Linda Dickerson (Email address not shown), Sun, 23 Oct 2011 07:31:36 -0700.   
Subject: Breaking through the "Brick Wall"


I just wanted to give some hope and encouragement to the family historians who have hit a brick wall in their research. I finally found the death info. for my phantom ggg grandfather Emory Dickerson from Accomack County. He is listed in Accomack County Register of Deaths that can be found in the Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912. This is a microfilm from the LDS Batch Number: B86846-4 Source Film Number: 30107. There are also Accomack County marriage records on this film from 1805-1850 and 1850-1853. I was able to borrow the film for $5.50 and view it at the local LDS family history site. This film was the ONLY source that I could find that listed his death. Hope it helps.
NCWarner (Email address not shown), Sat, 22 Oct 2011 19:50:28 -0700.   
Subject: response to post below


the following is copy and pasted from the bottom of the MilesFiles webpage:
To offer additional information, recommend changes, obtain customized reports and charts or to obtain a CD version of the MilesFiles contact the compiler
Compiler: M.K. Miles, 42 Meadowood Drive, Stafford, VA 22554

Terry Mielke (Scooter) (Email address not shown), Mon, 17 Oct 2011 07:26:45 -0700.   
Subject: Looking???


I am looking for Wayne & Pat Lucor who visited the Ponerrose Nature Resort in Ontario.They live in Newfoundland.Anyone knowing there E-mail address please forward it to me, it would be greatly apprecated.Been sending E-mail to a address they gave but no reply.... thak-you.....Terry Mielke(Scooter)
Audrey Post (Email address not shown), Mon, 03 Oct 2011 06:50:36 -0700.   
Subject: Corrections to Mears Collection or Miles Files


Who can be contacted to make corrections to the Mears Collection or Miles Files?


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Steve Moore (Email address not shown), Sat, 01 Oct 2011 16:09:32 -0700.   
Subject: John Neale's parents and parents-in-law


Is Eastern Shore merchant and Burgess, John Neale/Neal, born c. 1596 and who died c. 1644, descended from John Neale and Grace Butler through Raphael Neale and Jane Baker, or, perhaps through John Neale and Elizabeth Conquest? Was his wife, Elizabeth Southey, the daughter of Henry Southey, victim of the 1622 massacre? Thank you.
Audrey Post  (Email address not shown), Sat, 01 Oct 2011 11:13:07 -0700.   
Subject: Mother of James Allen of Worcester Co Md.


I am trying to determine who the mother of my gg grandfather was. James Allen was brn. Dec 22, 1811. He married Ann W Tatham ( daughter of John and Nancy Tatham of Accomack co) in Jan 1837 in Wo. Co. He became a Methodist Minister. In the Minutes of the Annual Meth. Episcopal Conference for the yr. 1851, it says that both of James' parents died in his early youth. However, his father, John Allen of Joshua, named Euphemia as his widow in his will which was probated in Wo. in 1823. In the Mears Collection it says that John married Eupehmia Wilkerson Milbourne in 1807. Euphemia Allen is still alive on the 1830 census. I suspect that John was married before to Lucretia Brumbly daughter of Ezekiel in 1796.COuld the Mears collection be incorrect as to the year of the marriage between John and Euphemia? And possibly Lucretia Brumbly is the real mother of Rev James ALlen?

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Brittney Eder (Email address not shown), Thu, 29 Sep 2011 17:34:39 -0700.   
Subject: Capeville flower company coin


My grandmother has a Capeville Flower Company Coin an I am trying to find all the imformation for it . |I am trying to find out the year an how much its worth. If anyone can help me out i will surely be appreciated . If anyone knows about it please email me .
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:35:48 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Mother of Woney Rew


To date there is no proof of the marriage of John ARew to Dorothy Truitt

Gail M. Walczyk
Steve Moore (Email address not shown), Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:10:41 -0700.   
Subject: Mother of Woney/Wonney Rew


Is Woney/Wonney Rew, son of John Rew/Arew, descended from George Truitt and Alice Watson through Dorothy Truitt, born ca. 1656? Dorothy may have first married John Arew, and upon his death ca. 1689, married William Jarman/German.
Bishop Godwin (Email address not shown), Mon, 19 Sep 2011 07:59:34 -0700.   
Subject: Oak Grove Cemetery


Many years ago I found a cemetery that had orininally been with a church that had been moved. The cemetery was left and it was in the woods. I don't know if it is now cleaned up. I have relatives there, Elliotts, and I would like to visit the cemetery. The Elliotts I have found on this site are listed in Oake Grove. I am having trouble finding where this cemetery is located. I remember it being in the Capeville area. I have lots of relatives in the cemetery in Capeville. Any help would be appreciated. I am retired and now live in Elizabeth City, N.C. Thanks
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Mon, 05 Sep 2011 09:38:39 -0700.   
Subject: RE: John Furbush Turner


There is a whole file on John Furbush Turner and his wife Bridget at Eastern Shore Heritage. Click on Procession Districts. It's the seventh one down from the top. Click on Northampton County and then District 2. John F. Turner will be #48.

Or Click on Procession Districts. Click on Locate your Ancestor and search for Turner, John F.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
Http://petersrow.com

Nancy Motley (Email address not shown), Sun, 04 Sep 2011 22:56:08 -0700.   
Subject: John Furbush Turner


I am a descendant of John Furbush and Bridgett Turner. They were my gggggg grandparents. I am very interested in any local information regarding them. Thank you very much!
Judith E. Rogers (Email address not shown), Wed, 24 Aug 2011 11:40:15 -0700.   
Subject: Solomon Ewell born 1748-1750 Lancaster, VA moved Eastern Shore, MD


Have been searching in vain for information of any kind about Solomon Ewell (1748-50) who moved from Lancaster Co. VA to the Eastern Shore of MD. He was the son of Solomon Ewell of Lancaster Co., VA (1716-1760) and Eve Ball (1713-1778). Can find no trace of him. Please help or give suggestions.
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Sun, 14 Aug 2011 19:31:14 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Runnymeade


Whitelaw, Ralph T. Virginia's Eastern Shore A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties. Camden ME: Picton Press, 1996, p. 1060.

A95 1830 - He [Thomas Cropper] wife Elizabeth sold to William Parrimore "247 acres where George W. Cropper now dwells," and in 1841 Parrimore left to his son James H. 1894 He left to his daughter Elizabeth A Parrimore, who never married and in 1918 Miss Betty left to her niece Lizzie E. Parrimore for life and then to a grandnephew Custis P. Mabie, who some time later assigned his reversion interest to his aunt Miss Lizzie.

A94A For a long time the property has been called RUNNYMEADE. The smaller part of the house is the older, and has a brick end with a semi outside chimney in which there is a brick with the date 1797. The one main room in it has horizontal wainscoting, the end wall is similarly paneled, and the narrow mantel is set quite high above the fireplace. The larger section was built in 1862 and has a brick end up to the second floor. It has good eight-panel doors at each end of the cross hall, and the porches have semicircular brick arches. The whole is a nice example of the Eastern Shore type of "Big Room, Little Room, Cononnade, and Kitchen" house.

Mihalyka, Jean & Wilson, Faye Downing. Graven Stones. Inscriptions from Lower Accomack County, including Liberty and Parksley Cemeteries. Bowie MD: Heritage Books Inc., 1966, p. xxxix.

#337. Runnymeade - (in Bayly's Neck N. of Accomac) 2 mile E of R13 to the S of R664; .3 miles in land. Plot NW corner of yard. (Cooper; Hope; Mabie; Parrimore).

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
Http://petersrow.com
Karen (Email address not shown), Sun, 14 Aug 2011 17:06:13 -0700.   
Subject: Runnymeade Near Accomac, Virginia


My Parramore Ancestors are buried here, but I am not sure if the name of the cemetery is Runnymeade or something else, I can't seem to find any information about this a Runnymeade cemetery online....
Eugenia Last (Email address not shown), Sat, 13 Aug 2011 11:39:38 -0700.   
Subject: looking for my half brother


I am searching for my half brother. I believe his mothers last name was Mahone or Mahoney. She had a son with my father Eugene Last. I believe it was in 1948,49 or 50.
Eugenia Last (Email address not shown), Sat, 13 Aug 2011 11:38:04 -0700.   
Subject: looking for my half brother


I am searching for my half brother. I believe his mothers last name was Mahone or Mahoney. She had a son with my father Eugenia Last. I believe it was in 1948,49 or 50.
NCWarner (Email address not shown), Mon, 08 Aug 2011 08:10:49 -0700.   
Subject: Issac Warner father of William Warner


I know this is not the William Warner, my ancestor.

I found this information in Miles Files
Isaac Warner1
M, b. circa 1760, d. January 1800

Isaac Warner|b. c 1760\\nd. Jan 1800|p137.htm#i13676|William Warner|b. c 1730\\nd. Jun 1803|p137.htm#i13677||||||||||||||||
Father William Warner b. c 1730, d. Jun 1803
Charts Descendants of Henrie Carsley (First Families of Virginia)

Isaac was born circa 1760 at Accomack Co, VA. He married Sophia Staton, daughter of Warrington Staton and Catharine (-----), circa 1780.2 He married Sally Boston, daughter of Solomon (184) Boston and Elizabeth Litchfield(?), circa 1787.3 Isaac died in January 1800 at Accomack Co, VA.4 Administration of Isaac's estate was filed on 27 January 1800 at Accomack Co, VA. It was on this date that Zadock Nock was named to settle the estate of Isaac Warner. James Abbott and Benjamin Nock were securities.4
Family Sally Boston b. 15 Jan 1768, d. c 1801
Children ◦Ann C. 'Nancy' Warner+ b. c 1790, d. b 29 Dec 1845
◦Solomon Warner Sr.+ b. c 1791, d. Sep 1838


Citations
1.[S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 565 (will of William Warner).
2.[S1041] Rev. John Samuel Staton (compiler), Staton History revised from 1960, p. 4.
3.[S200] Matthew M. Wise, Boston Family of Maryland, 2nd Ed.
4.[S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 564 (adm. of Isaac Warner).
William Warner
M, b. circa 1730, d. June 1803
William was born circa 1730 at Accomack Co, VA. He married Elizabeth (-----) circa 1785.1 He made a will on 20 June 1803 at Accomack Co, VA.1 William died in June 1803.1 William's will was probated on 25 June 1803 at Accomack Co, VA.2,1
Family 1
Children ◦Isaac Warner+ b. c 1760, d. Jan 1800
◦George Warner Sr. b. c 1764
◦Elizabeth Warner+ b. c 1766
◦Nancy Warner b. c 1768

Family 2 Elizabeth (-----) b. c 1760
Children ◦Hester 'Hessy' Warner+ b. c 1785, d. b 1838
◦Lucretia Warner+ b. c 1785
◦Polly Warner+ b. c 1794


Citations
1.[S688] Barry W. Miles & Moody K. Miles III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860, p. 565 (will of William Warner).
2.[S7] 1860 Accomack Co, VA, Census.

NCWarner (Email address not shown), Mon, 08 Aug 2011 08:06:05 -0700.   
Subject: Issac Warner (b c1810) not the father of William


I found this information in the Miles files regarding Isaac Warner:
1.[S638] Family Tree Maker's Family Archives, 1850 Virginia Census Microfilm Records, CD#309.
Isaac Warner
M, b. circa 1810
Isaac was born circa 1810 at Accomack Co, VA. He married Elizabeth Savage on 20 July 1843 at Accomack Co, VA. He was shown only as Isaac Warner, widower, and she as Elizabeth Cole, widow. No other information was given..1
Family Elizabeth Savage b. c 1820
Children ◦Robert Warner b. c 1845
◦Elizabeth Warner b. c 1847


Citations
1.[S558] Nora Miller Turman, Accomack Co, VA, Marriage Records, 1776-1854 (Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers's Returns).

Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:46:52 -0700.   
Subject: RE: William Warner - dated Wed, 30 Mar 2011


On
30 March 2011 you wrote:

My 5th grandfather William
Warner born Accomac Co, VA 14 Aug 1724. Died Rowan County (now Davidson County) 1806.
I find conflicting regarding his mother. I find his mother is named as Sarah Hill
married to Philemon Warner in Ipswich, MA. I also find his mother as Christian Warner.
She was second wife of William Hickman.

1. I would like to document Williams father was Philemon Warner was father to William.
2. I would like to document location of William Warner's birth.
3. I would like to document Sarah Hill or Christian ?? as William's mother. (I know that William Warner is named in Christian's will, but not sure if this is my William)
4. William's wife was Elizabeth West.
I would like to find any dates and/or her family lineage.
5. I cannot determine where/when William and Elizabeth were married. Is there a record?

1. William Warner was the son of Isaac (McKey, JoAnn Riley. Accomack County, Virginia Court Order Abstracts 1737-1744 Vol. 17. Bowie MD: Heritage Books Inc., 2007, p. 87), and Christian [-----] Warner (Nottingham, Stratton. Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia 1663-1800. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1990, p. 241).
William Warner of Accomack County died before 25 June 1803 ( Miles, Barry W. & Miles, Moody K. III, Accomack Co, VA, Wills & Administrations, 1800-1860.Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 2000, pp. 565, 566. - the Will of William Warner.
On 6 February 1739 - William Warner (orphan of Isaac Warner) was bound till lawful age to William Smith to learn the trade of a joiner and turner (McKey, p. 87). The Oral will of Christian Hickmon names her son William Warner (Nottingham, p. 241). In his will dated 20 June 1803 (Accomack County) he named his children: Isaac, George, Nancy, Elizabeth, Hessy, Lucretia, and Polly (Miles & Miles, pp. 565, 566).

Conclusion:

1. William Warner was the son of Isaac and Christian Warner. After Isaac's death Christian married William Hickman.
2. William Warner of Accomack did not died in Accomack County in 1803.
3. He was not the William Warner who died Rowan County (now Davidson County) in 1806.

NC Warner (Email address not shown), Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:58:24 -0700.   
Subject: Warner Hall


I know these are very general questions, but here goes:

Who where the Warner's that came to Virginia with Augustine Warner in the 1620's and 1630's, or possibly they came soon afterward? I have read on a few websites that these Warner's migrated from Warner Hall to inhabit areas northward toward Maryland. I assume some of them might have moved into Northampton and/or Accomack Counties. Who were they? Who are their descendants?

I have also found a few Warner's, who were transported to Virginia, recorded in ships' manifestos of the period, but have been unsuccessful in finding them in colonial documents after they arrived. Where did they go? Which families descended from them?
NCWarner (Email address not shown), Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:01:14 -0700.   
Subject: Thanks


Gail,

Thanks, I appreciate your responses!

My quest: Since the mid 1990's I have been searching for the parents of my ancestor, William Warner born in Accomac. Some people say he descended from a family originating in Ipswich, MA., but I can disprove this. I found a document in the Archives of Harvard University, where it is recorded that this William Warner's death occurred circa 1760. My ancestor was in NC during the 1790 census and died in NC in 1806.

My hope; I might discover some shred of evidence that has been missed by others, if I go look at original documents. I guess I'm grasping at straws, trying to keep my search afloat!

I'm open to any suggestion!

Thanks again
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:42:46 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Colonial Records of Accomack County, VA - up date


Whitelaw, Ralph T. Virginia's Eastern Shore A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties. Camden ME: Picton Press, 1996.

Whitelaw states:

1642 By Act of Assembly, the name of this shire [Accomacke] was change to Northampton, . . . (both Accomack and Northampton were one county) (p. 28).
1663 No existing record tells us when the division into two counties was actually authorized or what was to be the dividing line . . . (p. 32).

Accomack County records start with: Accomack County Virginia Orders 1666-1670 and Accomack County Virginia Wills & Deeds 1664-1671. Prior to 1666 the records of the one big county are housed in Northampton County Court House. There is no other location for of the Colonial Records of Accomack after 1666 but the Accomack County Court House.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Wed, 03 Aug 2011 09:12:16 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Colonial Records of Accomack County, VA


In two previous messages you asked:

I want to know where the ORIGINAL RECORDS are kept, those that have not been included in microfilm. I am interested in the records for early 1600's through 1800. and I know some colonial records of Accomack County, VA are kept at locations outside of present day Accomack, but WHERE?

Contact the Court Houses of both Accomack and Northampton Counties or the Library of Virginia. There are also some bible records for both counties available on line at the Library of Virginia.

My question to you is what records are you looking for?
http://easternshoreheritage.com
Http:petersrow.com

NCWarner (Email address not shown), Wed, 03 Aug 2011 08:30:05 -0700.   
Subject: Colonial Records of Accomack County, VA


I asked in a prior message about the location of colonial records. I was not clear in my request, so I will try again.

Some old Accomac County records from colonial times are not kept in present day Accomack County, since this area was included in different counties at different periods of history. I know several of these records are available on microfilm, but this is not what I want to know. I want to know where the ORIGINAL RECORDS are kept, those that have not been included in microfilm. I am interested in the records for early 1600's through 1800.
Thanks for any help!!!
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Mon, 01 Aug 2011 14:51:07 -0700.   
Subject: Re: John Parker of Metomkin


Yes.

PARKER, John (ca 1754 - bef 28 Sept 1801)

Parents: John Parker and Sarah
Grand parents: George Parker and Amy Major.
Grgreatgrand parents: George Parkes and Mary
Grgrgreatgrand parents: John Parker and Amy Anderson
Grgrgrgreatgrand parents George Parker and Amy Barlow

See: John Parker (ca 1754 - bef 28 Sept 1801) in the Navi Bauble at Eastern Shore Heritage

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com
Steve Moore (Email address not shown), Mon, 01 Aug 2011 14:11:12 -0700.   
Subject: John Parker of Metomkin


Is this John Parker, who married
Sarah Simpson and is listed in Household 19, descended from George Parker and Abigail Barlow? Thank you.
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Sun, 31 Jul 2011 15:54:36 -0700.   
Subject: Wise/Tigner


Tignal/Tigner same name (Whitelaw, Ralph T. Virginia's Eastern Shore A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties. Gloucester MA: Peter Smith, p. 1500. [Index]

Turman, Nora Miller. Marriage Records of Accomack County, Virginia 1776-1854, Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers' Returns. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1994. p. 328.
Wise, Henry of Solomon / Eliza. Tigner of Eliza. - 24 December 1816. Solomon Wise security.

Henry died before 29 November 1819. (Miles, Barry W., and Miles Moody K. III. Accomack Co. Va, Wills & Administrations 1800-1860. Bowie MD: Heritage Books Inc. 2000, 618).

a clue

A Dennis Tignal died before 31 October 1775. In his will dated 26 November 1774, he named his sons: Southy, Phillip, and Major Tignal.

An abstract of his will reads:

Nottingham, Stratton. Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia 1663-1800. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1990, p. 288.

TIGNAL, DENNIS - 26 Nov. 1774 - 31 Oct. 1775 - To wife Mary Tignal the dwelling house commonly called my son Southy Tignal's & 1/3 of my lands during her life. Should I have a child by my said wife said child to have all that I got by my aforesaid wife at our marriage. To son Philip Tignal planta, where I live including all my land. Grandson Dennis Tignal, son of Philip. Son Southy Tignal. To daughter Sarah Bayly & to her daughter Pegga Bayly. Daughter Tabitha Turner. To daughter Comfort Martain for life, reversion to her daughter Betty Martain. My forner wife's side saddle &c. to my son Major Tignal, reversion to his children. Children, except Philip, residual legatees. Son Philip & wife Mary Exrs. Witt: William Banfield Walker, John Belote.

Gail M. Walczyk

Sally Branham (Email address not shown), Sun, 31 Jul 2011 11:06:28 -0700.   
Subject: Wise/Tigner


looking for family of elizabeth Tigner-b.1789 m. Henry Wise-b.1791-m. 1816 he died 1819-Accomac,she went to Mason co, Ky with sons
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Wed, 27 Jul 2011 20:57:05 -0700.   
Subject: Where to search


The Library of Virginia has some if not all of the Colonial records of both Accomack & Northampton Counties on microfilm.

The Mormon Library in Utah and the NABB Research Center also have some Microfilm.

Gail M. Walczyk
NCWarner (Email address not shown), Wed, 27 Jul 2011 17:10:13 -0700.   
Subject: Where to search


I know some colonial records of Accomack County, VA are kept at locations outside of present day Accomack, but WHERE?
Can someone tell me where and the date ranges of the different locations?
I am looking for pre-1800 to ealy 1600's
Thanks!
Gwendolyn Pittman (Email address not shown), Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:11:22 -0700.   
Subject: geneology


My father is the brother of Sadie Ames of Northampton,Va
(Cape Charles). He has a niece whose last name is Spady.
Her mother's married named was Sadie Ames and birth name
Sadie Moses.She as well as my father, Samuel Moses are brother and sister. You may contact us at the below address
since we have little acces to computers.
2227 Hanson Ave. Norfolk, Va 23504.
Some of the othe family in the Moses line had biblical names.
Ezekiel Moses, Levin Moses,
Barbara (Email address not shown), Tue, 26 Jul 2011 10:32:23 -0700.   
Subject: Samuel Evans


Thanks
NCWarner (Email address not shown), Sun, 24 Jul 2011 22:46:20 -0700.   
Subject: another thought


You said you are looking for info on your ggg grandfather. Since I do not know anything about you or your family, I'll assume you are looking for information from the 1800's. I do not think you will find a death certificate. In those days the county where the death occured would have kept a "death roll", that is just a list of who died and dates. You can request information from the state where the death occured, from their deptartment of vital statistics or the state archives. If you found your ggg grandfathers death on FamilySearch, the state was listed in the data.
I recently found the original will of my gggg dated 1806 in my state's archives, so it is possible to find the unexpected. Keep trying!
NCWarner (Email address not shown), Sun, 24 Jul 2011 22:12:44 -0700.   
Subject: how to


Linda,
When you search at FamilySearch.org and then open the file of the name you search, you will see a list similar to what is below my message here (I cut and pasted this from a search I did) By using this information is how you can request specific items. Use the website in my prior message and you can figure it out. I have not, yet. I'm definetly not an expert!

Enumeration District Number: 140
Family Number: 389
Sheet Number and Letter: 17A
Line Number: 4
NARA Publication: T626, roll 1094
Film Number: 234082
Digital Folder Number: 4610048
Image Number: 00385

Linda Dickerson (Email address not shown), Sun, 24 Jul 2011 16:38:26 -0700.   
Subject: Re: Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912


To NCWarner,
Thank you for such a quick and informative response. Is it somehow possible to determine the exact location where the volunteers went to scan copies of the original documents? Would I be able to get a copy of the original document if I went to an LDS family center? I would really like to have a hard copy of my ggg grandfather's death certificate.
NCWarner (Email address not shown), Sat, 23 Jul 2011 12:30:41 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912 - CORRECTION


Correction:
I said volunteers go where "public" records are stored. They also go to private places to make copies of family bible records, church records, etc. If you would like to find answers to more questions, this is a good place to start:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhc/frameset_fhc.asp?PAGE=faq_fhc.asp
NCWarner (Email address not shown), Sat, 23 Jul 2011 12:19:31 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912


Linda, Yes there are real documents that backup the data for FamilySearch.com. Volunteers provide services. They go to places where public records are stored and scan copies of original documents. These copies are stored in a facility owned by the LDS. These scanned documents are available to other volunteers online. When these documents are available to other volunteers they can download copies to transcribe into a data format that can be searched by anyone at FamilySearch.org. I recently started volunteering as a transcriber. I am not affiliated with nor have I been approached in any way by the Church of the LDS, I am only a volunteer in the effort to make information available to the public.
Linda Dickerson (Email address not shown), Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:47:17 -0700.   
Subject: Virginia Deaths and Burials, 1853-1912


Does anyone know where the LDS obtained these death records and if there are actual hard copies (certificates)? This was the only source that listed the death of my ggg grandfather Emory Dickerson.
Steve Moore (Email address not shown), Wed, 13 Jul 2011 08:37:38 -0700.   
Subject: Spouse of Beverly Copes


I have Beverly Copes, born Abt. 1762; died 1819 in Accomack Co. Virginia; married (1) Sarah Parker Abt. 1790 (daughter of John Parker and Sarah Simpson); married (2)Nancy Moore abt 1812 in Accomack.

However, on April 4, 1793 - Drake Drummond gave an affidavit stating that John Drummond married Elizabeth Jackson, daughter of John Jackson and Mary Partridge, and had several children, only 3 of which lived to maturity and had issue:

1: William Drummond died leaving issue Elizabeth, now wife of Col. Selby Simpson
2: Anne, now wife of John Dix, Jr.
3: Sarah who intermarried with Beverly Copes, but is now dead.

I am aware of only one Beverly Copes, born about 1762. Is the Beverly Copes referred to by Drake Drummond the same or different person than the one who married Sarah Parker and Nancy Moore? Could it be that Sarah Drummond and Sarah Parker are the same person, or that Beverly Copes married all three?
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Tue, 05 Jul 2011 13:37:12 -0700.   
Subject: Navi Bauble


The Navi Bauble is one of the sectiona on Eastern Shore Heritage
judy haynes faust (Email address not shown), Tue, 05 Jul 2011 09:51:44 -0700.   
Subject: Smith Carmine


Gail, What is the Navi Bauble?
Teresa Smith (Email address not shown), Mon, 04 Jul 2011 04:26:29 -0700.   
Subject: Captain William Smith Northampton County Va


Looking for info on Captain William Smith, Master of Schooner "Julie Ann" who died in Northampton County Va in June 1821, I believe he could be father of William A. Smith of Northampton County Va who married Frances "Fanny" Haley, daughter of Benjamin Haley. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Sun, 03 Jul 2011 15:32:47 -0700.   
Subject: Smith R. Camine


Seems possible but I haven't found any proof as of yet.

There is some unconnected Carmine information at Eastern Shore HeritageUse the search feature and search for Carmine. There is also some Carmine information in the Navi Bauble.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com

judyhaynes faust (Email address not shown), Sun, 03 Jul 2011 14:40:51 -0700.   
Subject: Smith R Carmine and Elizabeth Grant


ok...I just re read your message..you were talking about the Smith R born in 1826.
So you know anything about Smith Carmine the "Tory Villian" from Shomette's book Pirates of the Chesapeake?
judy
judyhaynesfaust (Email address not shown), Sun, 03 Jul 2011 14:37:08 -0700.   
Subject: Smith R Carmine


Oh my! Thank you, Gail. The Gloucester County descendants of Smith R had concluded that his father was Smith Carmine the pirate. We also believe that his brothers are William S, John,and James...does that seem correct? The Smith R born in 1826 is the son of William S Carmine.
judy
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Sun, 03 Jul 2011 12:25:44 -0700.   
Subject: Smith R. Carmine


There were a least two Smith R. Carmines that lived on the eastern shore. The one that was born in 1784. The other was born in 1823.

This Smith R. Carmine [bc 1823] was the son of William Carmine and his wife Nancy Topping.

Miles, Barry W. and Miles, Moody K. Marriage Records of Accomack County 1854-1895. Wesminster MD: Heritage Publishing Co., 2006, p. 80.

Carmine, Smith R. 32, single, laborer, born in Accomack, son of William Carmine & Nancy Topin to Elizabeth Kelly 26, single born in Accomack, daughter of William East and Mary Kelly on 28 December 1857 by P. Warren.

I have four of the children of William [bc 1793] and Nancy but siblings as of yet.

I hope this helps a little

Gail M. Walczyk
Judy Haynes Faust (Email address not shown), Sun, 03 Jul 2011 06:31:41 -0700.   
Subject: Smith R Carmine and Elizabeth Grant


I am looking for information about Smith R Carmine(b.1784) and his wife Elizabeth Grant (b.1788). They left Accomack County about 1825 and moved to Gloucester County. I'd be interested in any Carmine family members .
W Warner (Email address not shown), Tue, 28 Jun 2011 06:07:17 -0700.   
Subject: Accomack research


I read that some colonial records of Accomack County are kept in other counties, since the county did not exist at various times and county boundries changed. Does anyone know the dates of records held elsewhere and the locations of these records?
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Sun, 26 Jun 2011 21:51:11 -0700.   
Subject: Isaac Smith


One of the problems lies in the fact that there was more than one Isaac Smith on the Eastern Shore in the early 1700's.
Steve Moore (Email address not shown), Sat, 25 Jun 2011 06:56:57 -0700.   
Subject: Margaret Copes born c 1797


Seeking information regarding husband and/or parents of Margaret Copes (married name) born c. 1797 on Eastern Shore, died after 1880 in Philadelphia, had children named Eliza (born c. 1818 Virginia), Beverly Copes (born c. 1831 Maryland), Martha Copes (born c. 1835 Pennsylvania). Thank you.
James Malone (Email address not shown), Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:43:45 -0700.   
Subject: John Smith son of Isaac


Looking for information on John Smith, son of Isaac Smith b. 1692 or 98 and d. 1760 in Accomack Co Va. Dorman has Isaacs' son John as dying in 1741 or 42 and married to Keziah (Kesiah) with a son Fairfax. Other sources have Isaacs' John as b. 1745 d. 1814 and married to Sarah Parker. The John Smith I'm interested in had a daughter Agnes who married Stephen Warrington. Does anyone know if either of these is the John Smith I'm looking for or is there another?





Timothy Warrington (Email address not shown), Tue, 21 Jun 2011 13:27:17 -0700.   
Subject: Researching the Warrington name in Accomack county


I am planning a visit to Accomack county the week of july 18h-22nd to research my

Regards,
Tim Warrington
gregorey sworden (Email address not shown), Wed, 15 Jun 2011 18:27:18 -0700.   
Subject: my last name


was looking for the country of origin for my last name. i typed it in search engine and came up with this site. if anyone has my name and could give me some info
carol halsey (Email address not shown), Wed, 15 Jun 2011 14:31:40 -0700.   
Subject: chandlers of the eastern shore


looking for info. on edward chandler married to mary stanley married on 11-1828.who was his father,grandfather, great-grandfather?
WAW (Email address not shown), Thu, 09 Jun 2011 18:43:34 -0700.   
Subject: Samuel Evans


Barbara,
Try this website

https://www.familysearch.org/#form=advanced-records
Barbara Turner (Email address not shown), Sun, 05 Jun 2011 19:27:13 -0700.   
Subject: Evans/Spady family


I am looking for any information on the Evans/Spadys from Northampton, Cape Charles area. Through other sites I do need to specify that we are African American as those names are common on both the white/black communities. My grandfather was Samuel Evans. He died in the 1965
wendy (Email address not shown), Thu, 02 Jun 2011 03:02:58 -0700.   
Subject: wendy.bal1


slm

Wayne Stith (Email address not shown), Fri, 27 May 2011 06:13:48 -0700.   
Subject: Missing message


Hi all,

Someone sent me a message from the contact page several weeks ago, but I do not know who it was. Through some email snafus that I did not anticipate, the message was lost forever.

If you sent me a message via the contact page and have not yet heard from me, please contact me again via the contact page.

Wayne

Wayne Stith (Email address not shown), Thu, 26 May 2011 11:24:12 -0700.   
Subject: Re: Cemetery Records


There are several cemetery books for Acomack County: Tombstones of Upper Accomack, by Carey, Miles and Miles; Graven Stones, by Mihalyka and Wilson. Both should be available on the net or from the Bookbin in Onley.

The courthouse would not be the place to look for cemetery records. Your best bet would be to contact the funeral homes that service Groton's Cemetery. Try Williams Funeral Home in Onancock first. If they did not provide the funeral, they might be able to suggest other funeral homes you could try.

WS

Wayne Stith (Email address not shown), Thu, 26 May 2011 10:58:29 -0700.   
Subject: Scam


Please note that there were two identical scam messages posted here recently. They have been removed and the messages will be forwarded to the authorities (for all the good that will do!).

The scam was a pyramid scheme in the old chain-letter fashion.

Wayne Stith
Wendy Ball Williams (Email address not shown), Fri, 13 May 2011 18:04:37 -0700.   
Subject: Re: George Pierce Ball (1899-1984)


George Ball was a half brother of my grandfather, Josiah Milton Ball. I understand people on the Eastern Shore may have known him as Joe. George lived with his parents, Benjamin T. Ball and his second wife, Drucilla. At some point, I believe after they died he lived and worked in a store attached to his house. Does anyone remember George or his store? I am also looking for how to find out records to Groton Cemetery in Hallwood. Thanks.
g (Email address not shown), Fri, 13 May 2011 10:52:28 -0700.   
Subject: Middleton/Calvert


Richard,

Ellenor Satchell, the daughter of William, married Thomas Middleton circa 1680. (Walczyk, Gail M. Orders 1678-1683, p. 95).

The text reads:



At a court held in Northampton County the 28th day of February anno 1680.



Judgement is this day granted to Mathew Shipp against Thomas Middleton as marrying Ellenor the daughter and one of the exec’rs of Wm. Satchell deceased for the sum of four hundred and seventy pounds of tobacco and cask appearing due by bill from the said Satchell to be paid immediately after the next court (in case the said Middleton then show no cause to the contrary) with costs of suit.
ats execon.
g (Email address not shown), Fri, 13 May 2011 08:22:26 -0700.   
Subject: Middleton/Calvert


Richard,

Ellenor Satchell, the daughter of William, married Thomas Middleton circa 1680. (Walczyk, Gail M. Orders 1678-1683, p. 95).

The text reads:



At a court held in Northampton County the 28th day of February anno 1680.



Judgement is this day granted to Mathew Shipp against Thomas Middleton as marrying Ellenor the daughter and one of the exec’rs of Wm. Satchell deceased for the sum of four hundred and seventy pounds of tobacco and cask appearing due by bill from the said Satchell to be paid immediately after the next court (in case the said Middleton then show no cause to the contrary) with costs of suit.
ats execon.
Richard Colbert (Email address not shown), Fri, 13 May 2011 07:13:29 -0700.   
Subject: Middleton/Calvert connection


In 1682 Charles Calvert, son of Christopher and Elinor Calvert, was living at the home of Thomas Middleton when his father died.

A short time after that Thomas Middleton married a woman
named Elinor. She is named in his will along with his older
children. And the will mentions that he and Elinor had a daughter named Mary. Was Thomas Middleton's wife Elinor the
widow of Christopher Calvert?
W Warner (Email address not shown), Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:13:28 -0700.   
Subject: William Warner born Accomac VA


Mark,
Regarding your post Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:12:17 -0700. Will you contact me to share information re our common ancestor William Warner of Accomac? W_A_W at hotmail
Wendy Ball Williams (Email address not shown), Tue, 26 Apr 2011 18:17:42 -0700.   
Subject: Cemetery Records


I recently visited Accomac and found it difficult to locate cemetery records. My grandfather's half brother was buried at Groton's cemetery there in Hallwood. I found what I think is his grave but it is not marked. George P. Ball was his name and he died in 1984. Apparently he is buried with his father and step mom but not sure where to find the documents. Would the courthouse be the place? George also ran a store that was connected with his home. I know his house was moved not long ago and I found that. Was wondering if anyone would remember the store. It was in the Messango area originally, I think. Thanks for any help.
Pamela Savage (Email address not shown), Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:49:20 -0700.   
Subject: Ebe Savage m. Nancy Taylor


Looking for the parents of Ebenezer (Ebe/Ebi/EB) Savage who married Nancy Taylor Feb 3 1835 in Delaware. Their children were Joseph, Jane, Ebenezer, John H., Ezekiel, Mary E and James. I'm descended from James, who married Mary E. Lewis, daughter of Jonathan and Zippy Lewis (of what is now Ocean City, MD).
Richard Colbert (Email address not shown), Mon, 25 Apr 2011 08:45:03 -0700.   
Subject: Middleton family


I'm trying to find out if Thomas Middleton of Accomack/Northampton counties, VA was related to Robert
Middleton, born ca. 1651 and d. 1708 in Charles Co., MD. He
married Mary Wheeler ca. 1672, daughter of John Wheeler and Mary.

In 1682 Charles Calvert, son of Christopher Calvert of
Accomack/Northampton counties, VA, was living at the home
of Thomas Middleton. Trying to determine if Charles might
have married member of Middleton family.

Richard Colbert
rchrd_clbrt@yahoo.com

Eleanor Erion (Email address not shown), Thu, 21 Apr 2011 08:21:22 -0700.   
Subject: Nick Mason


In response to your 2-18-2011 post I asked you to contact me about the father of John Savage. I did not give you a contact number. You may contact me at eleanorerion@att.net.

Thanks,
Eleanor Erion (Email address not shown), Wed, 20 Apr 2011 15:09:23 -0700.   
Subject: Resonse to Nick Mason who posted 2-18-2011


Please contact me about your John Savage whose father died July 31, 1792 and his wife was Margaret and sons William, George, Severn Eyre, Charles, Joseph and daughter Anne .
Thank You.
Mark Warner (Email address not shown), Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:12:17 -0700.   
Subject: William Warner question


I agree there is a problem with the lineage here. William Warner (b.1734 in Accomack Cty, VA) is supposed to be the son of Daniel Warner and Sarah Hill. Unfortunately there is no record Daniel and Sarah ever left Portsmouth, NH (except that Sarah's place of death is supposed to be England, which I doubt) and traveled to VA which is where William Warner was born. I am also a decendant of William Warner, though his son William Warner). Doesn't make sense.
Walter A Warner (Email address not shown), Wed, 30 Mar 2011 17:21:13 -0700.   
Subject: William Warner


My 5th grandfather William Warner born Accomac Co, VA 14 Aug 1724. Died Rowan County (now Davidson County) 1806. I find conflicting regarding his mother. I find his mother is named as Sarah Hill married to Philemon Warner in Ipswich, MA. I aslo find his mother as Christian Warner. She was second wife of William Hickman.
1. I would like to document Williams father was Philemon Warner was father to William.
2. I would like to document location of William Warner's birth.
3. I would like to document Sarah Hill or Christian ?? as William's mother. (I know that William Warner is named in Christian's will, but not sure if this is my William)
4. William's wife was Elizabeth West. I would like to find any dates and/or her family lineage.
5. I cannot determine where/when William and Elizabeth were married. Is there a record?
Walter A Warner (Email address not shown), Wed, 30 Mar 2011 17:02:40 -0700.   
Subject:



Edward l. conquest (Email address not shown), Sat, 26 Mar 2011 22:40:27 -0700.   
Subject: conquest family



Wayne Stith (Email address not shown), Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:02:33 -0700.   
Subject: Four Generations of the Evans Family of The Eastern Shore


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Julia Raby (Email address not shown), Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:38:57 -0700.   
Subject: Four Generations of the Evans Family of The Eastern Shore


I have recently found that I am a decendent of John, Mark, Nathaniel, Joseph and Joseph's son Joseph. I want your book on the four generations, what do I need to do to order it? Thank you
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Sun, 13 Mar 2011 10:29:57 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Phillips Family


There isn't any marriage record for Thomas Phillips and Mary Harrison (widow of James Harrison) in Accomack County. There might be one in Worcester Co. MD. or even Somerset Co. MD> Sometimes couples would go to Maryland to get married.

Check:

Powell, Jody. Worcester County Maryland Marriage Records 1795-1865. Roanoke TX: Jody Powell, 1990.

Pollitt, Roy C. Somerset County Marriage Records 1796-1871. Prince George, VA: Old Somerset House, 1986.

I don't know if the Library of VA has copies of these books.

Gail

Jane (Email address not shown), Sun, 13 Mar 2011 08:04:34 -0700.   
Subject: Phillips Family


Gail, thanks for the two orphan's accounts (1785, 1787) for Stephen Harrison. I found both sources at the Library of Virginia. Has anyone come across the marriage record (circa 1779) for Thomas Phillips and Mary Burley Harrison, widow of James Harrison?
gail taylor (Email address not shown), Mon, 07 Mar 2011 07:20:00 -0700.   
Subject: william cherricks


Ihave been trying to find info. on william cherricks circa 1805.He was father of John J. Cherricks circa 1835. I have found him to be father of John J. but can't find out who his parents were or his heritage. He was born in Worcester, Maryland. Can you help point me in a better dirrection? thanks!

Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Sun, 27 Feb 2011 12:44:21 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Phillips Family


As far as I can figure out the marriage license bond in Turman, p. 225 is correct in the fact that Abel Phillips was the son of Thomas Phillips Thomas Phillips did marry Mary Harrison, the widow of James Harrison not John Phillips. There are two orphan's accounts for Stephen Harrison. One recorded in September 1785 (Walczyk Fiduciary, p. 58) and the other in September Court 1787 (Walczyk Orphans 1787-1793, p. 5). Both these accounts list Thomas Phillips not John Phillips as the guardian of Stephen Harrison. The John Phillips who died in 1801 did not name a son Abel. (Miles & Miles Wills, p. 424). NOTE: Mary Harrrison married Thomas Phillips circa 1779.

Gail M. Walczyk
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Jane (Email address not shown), Sun, 27 Feb 2011 07:51:25 -0700.   
Subject: Phillips family of Accomack Co.


Does anyone have any other sources for the father of Abel Phillips (1785-1835), besides Nora Miller Turman's Marriage Records of Accomack Co.,VA 1776-1854, Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers' Returns?
In Eastern Shore District Court 1805-1816 compiled by Gail M. Walczyk (p.74), it states that Abel Phillips and Stephen Harrison, were half brothers, sharing the same mother. James Harrison was the father of Stephen Harrison.
In Susie Warren Johnson's Genealogical File at the Accomack County Public Library, Susie states that Abel Phillips' father was John Phillips (d.1801) who married Mary Burley Harrison, widow of James Harrison (d.1777).
Does anyone have a source for this marriage between John Phillips and Mary Burley Harrison?
Douglas Scott Porter (Email address not shown), Tue, 22 Feb 2011 09:28:12 -0700.   
Subject: Scott's of Onancock


I am trying to find information on the scott family that lived in Onancock,Accoamack. I have traced my roots back through Tully Scott Sr. and his father Severn Scott. I'm looking for anymore information anyone can provide. Thanks.
Nick Mason (Email address not shown), Fri, 18 Feb 2011 21:15:36 -0700.   
Subject: John Savage


I have been searching still with no results for the Father of John Savage Died July 31, 1792. His wife was Margaret and they had sons William, George, Severn Eyre, Charles,Joseph,and daughter Anne. I am so confused with the different Savage lines. If anyone could help in any way it would be much appreciated! Thanks so much!
gail taylor (Email address not shown), Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:54:53 -0700.   
Subject: cherricks/cherrix family accomac co. chincoteague, va.


i have been trying to find a great-great grandfather in cherricks/cherrix family.my grandfather was thomas b. cherricks who married della bowden. thomas' father was ananais cherricks born sussex county del. circa 1840-1850.does anyone have any suggestions? thanks
Steve Moore (Email address not shown), Tue, 15 Feb 2011 04:33:26 -0700.   
Subject: Nicholas Waddelow


Thanks, Gail, for your kind response. I meant Pungoteague Creek, but I see that I'm off even in that regard. Any other information or lead with respect to Waddelow would be deeply appreciated. Thank you again.
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Mon, 14 Feb 2011 13:25:25 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Nicholas Waddelow


I disagree with your premise that Fowkes Tavern was a parcel land on the south side of Pungoteague. SEE: The Bear and the Cub Click for map

Gail M. Walczyk
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Stephen Moore (Email address not shown), Mon, 14 Feb 2011 12:27:04 -0700.   
Subject: Nicholas Waddelow Waddilow Wadlow


I have been researching my ancestors on the Eastern Shore, particularly Nicholas Waddelow and I have been unable to find much on him except some land transactions and the fact that he was a cooper, married to Amy Anderson, and had the three daughters. I am particularly interested in what any one might be kind enough to share regarding his move to Saint Mary's in 1658. I also was interested in any information any one might forward regarding Hack's Neck as a port. Would any one happen to have any information regarding the actual land parcel on which Waddelow resided-I believe he had a "store" in an out building in which a young George Johnson resided, and which became the subject of a trial of Susanna Sellicke in 1654. I suspect it was the parcel on the south side of Pungoteague near Anthony Johnson and the Bundicks, since that is apparently the parcel that contained Fowkes Tavern, which Amey brought to her marriage to Thomas Fowkes. I'm also trying to find any information indicating his arrival in Virginia and/or his possible relationship to John Wallop/Waddelow/Wadlow. Any information you might share or lead me to would be most sincerely appreciated.
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Sat, 12 Feb 2011 20:48:08 -0700.   
Subject: Rolley & Phillips Families


ROLLEY

ROLLY George A 26 S Oysterman Nh Nh s/o Raymond & Clara to Anna O Phillips 18 S Nh Nh d/o Evans & Patsy on 11 Dec 1893 at Nh by H Petty. Certificate of mother

ROLLEY Raymond M 24 S Lighthouse Keeper Acc Nh s/o William & Mary to Clara G Costin 24 S Nh Nh d/o Bowdoin R & Mary on 19 Aug 1860 at Nh by L Nottingham. Cert Ret 29 Aug 1860 (Elmore, Phyllis, Northampton County Marriages 1854-1922. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2007, p. 175).


Phillips

Phillips, Abel of Thomas / Margaret Edwards daughter of Zerobabel; 18 March 1820; John Turlington security (Turman, Nora Miller. Marriage Records of Accomack County, Virginia 1776-1854, Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers' Returns. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1994, p. 225).

Ann Owens Phillips

Library of Virginia - 12 February 2011

Ann Owens Phillips Daughter of C. Evans of Parskley & Patsy Spady his wife (b) 23 September 1875 (George Albert Rolley Bible).

Gail M. Walczyk
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Jane (Email address not shown), Sat, 12 Feb 2011 15:42:41 -0700.   
Subject: Rolley and Phillips Family


Anna Owens Phillips Rolley (b. 1875 Northampton Co,VA) was the daughter of Charles Evans(Evins)T.Phillips and Patsy E. Spady. She was the granddaughter of Abel Phillips (1785-1835) and Margaret Edwards. Anna married George Albert Rolley on 11 Dec 1893 in Northampton County. Anna died 30 Apr 1924 and is buried at the Lower Northampton Baptist Church Graveyard.
Edward J Curry (Email address not shown), Sat, 12 Feb 2011 09:53:16 -0700.   
Subject: Edward W. Moore


Edward Moore was my grandfather. I acquired some information from a 1910 census, that he lived on Smith'Island,Maryland. I'm trying to determine his date of birth,the date of his marriage to Minnie Cordrey and his father's name and date of birth. Hid mother's name was Maria or Maris. Need her date of birth and date of death.
I believe that she is buried on Smith's Island.





Wayne Stith (Email address not shown), Sat, 05 Feb 2011 20:47:22 -0700.   
Subject: Re: Massey's & Gunter's


Sara,

I don't have any info about where Joseph Massey and Margaret Gunter Massey might be buried. They are not listed in Mihalyka's book on Northampton Co. tombstones.

I don't know who manages the cemetery at Gunter Farm.

Wayne

Carolyn Wiley (Email address not shown), Fri, 04 Feb 2011 06:14:40 -0700.   
Subject: Marquis Lafayette Simpson


Yvonne ... I am looking.
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Wed, 02 Feb 2011 15:13:46 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Research William Polk


William Polk left Accomack County after 1 May 1805

See Court Documents and Such - ACCOMACK INDENTURES 1798 - 1835 on this site.

Gail M. Walczyk
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Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Wed, 02 Feb 2011 12:51:46 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Research William Polk


William Polk was living in St. George Parish District 5 in 1795/96, which is on the Seaside. SEE: Eastern Shore Heritage - Procession Districts - Accomack County - St. George Parish - Procession District 5. This District borders Procession District 11, which is a Bay side District. I have evidence of early travel (1680 and later) to and from the Western Shore from Evans Wharf which is in that District.

He could have left from Evans Wharf to where the Pungoteague meets the bay and then traveled down the bayside (calmer waters) to North Carolina.
Becki Pavlik (Email address not shown), Wed, 02 Feb 2011 12:10:44 -0700.   
Subject: Research in Accomac County, VA


Thank you Gail, for directing me as to where I could do some research on land records in Accomac Co, when I visited there last summer. Although I had only 3 days in the county, I was excited to find a lot of info that I was looking for and the wonderful people at the court house and library were very generous with their time in helping me search. I have a couple of questions for anyone that might be familiar with 'early' Accomac County history around approx. 1800-1805. I am researching my ancestor Capt. William Polk, whom I believe moved from Accomack Co., Virginia (possibly to go live with one of his MARRIED children whom all lived in NC)since it seems he disappeared off the face of the earth after he sold the remainder of his property and personal goods down to all livestock and even the beds in the house around 1800 to his son, James, unmarried and only 26 years old at the time, whom he directed to sell at Public Sale for him. My question is, what route might William Polk have traveled around that time period (1800-1805) to go to North Carolina? It seems the shortest route and therefore probably most likely would have been a boat trip across the Bay. He had at least two married daughters living in Chatham County, NC and one grown son living in Guilford County, NC, so he probably went to live with or near one of them). I was not able to find any information on my short trip to Accomac County about possible wharfs, docks etc. on the western shore of Accomac County that were available during that period. Does anyone have any suggestions of where I might look for this information? Please contact me at beckipavlik@hotmail.com if you have any suggestions for me. Thank you!
Michelle (Email address not shown), Tue, 01 Feb 2011 21:42:56 -0700.   
Subject:


I am looking up info on my grandmother Edwina Parks Becker, I was told thru family that Edwina Parks grew up on Tangier Island, I think her mother was almita or Almedia Crocckett any info would we helpful.
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:27:55 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Thorntons of Accomack Co VA


I found this at the Eastern Shore Public Library website:

http://www.espl.org/genealogy-research/death-notices

PE = Peninsula Enterprise (Accomac Court House)

ESH = Eastern Shore Herald (Eastville)


Thornton, James - Date of Death; 30 Oct 1906 - Aged; 85 - Interment in the Clayton burying ground - Survived by widow and 2 sons - Parksley - PE 3 Nov 1906.

Thornton, James - Date of Death; 30 Oct 1906 - Aged; 85 - Of Parksley - Local - ESH 9 Nov 1906.

The Library has microfilm of these newspapers. There might be more information in them.

Gail M. Walczyk
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sue nicholon (Email address not shown), Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:31:04 -0700.   
Subject: Thorntons of Accomack Co VA


Need ancestries of James W Thornton b 1834 d Jan 07 1906...son of William...married (Mildred) Jane Killmon.
Audrey Post (Email address not shown), Wed, 26 Jan 2011 08:10:46 -0700.   
Subject: Ayres W Tatham


I am looking for anyone with any information about the murder of Ayres W Tatham in Accomack Co Virginia in 1866. He was murdered with an axe by a black man who called himself John Walkabout. I have found numerous newpaper articles about the murder. And was wondering if anyone else knows more about the murder.
Sara (Email address not shown), Tue, 25 Jan 2011 23:43:40 -0700.   
Subject: Massey's & Gunter's


Wayne, thanks for your response, I do have pics of Laban & Isabella Gunter's head stones and also Andrew L Massey son of Joseph and Margaret buried out at Gunter Farm. Do you know where Joseph Massey & Margaret Gunter Massey themselves are buried as I dont see them in the cemetary documentaton project. Also does any of the Gunter Family still manage the cemetery out at Gunter Farm?
Thanks :)
Wayne Stith (Email address not shown), Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:38:10 -0700.   
Subject: Re: Cape Charles Cemetery


Warren,

It is quite possible that the cemetery management has records about these burials. You might try to contact them in Cape Charles. (I don't have an address or phone # for them.)

WS
Yvonne Widgeon (Email address not shown), Mon, 24 Jan 2011 11:01:34 -0700.   
Subject: Marquis Laffitte Simpson


Carolyn, I hope you are still around..Please contac me at ywidgeon@verizon.net
Warren Reynolds (Email address not shown), Mon, 24 Jan 2011 06:56:19 -0700.   
Subject: Cape Charles Cemetery


Frank and Sally FLETCHER Reynolds are buried at Cape Charles, no dates on stones. Are their records from the cemetery showing burial dates?
Thanks
Wayne Stith (Email address not shown), Thu, 20 Jan 2011 16:52:50 -0700.   
Subject: Re: Gunter-Massey Family


Laban and Isabella Gunter were buried in Gunter Cemetery in Northampton Co. Photos of their tombstones are on this site in the Cemetery Documentation Project. The cemetery is near Franktown.
Sara Trimble (Email address not shown), Thu, 20 Jan 2011 00:11:00 -0700.   
Subject: Gunter-Massey Family


I am looking for information regarding a William J "Joseph" Massey who was married to Margaret S "Peggy" Gunter who also went by Maggie. They were married in Gloucester County in 1874 but she was from the ES of VA. Her father was Laban J Gunter & mother was Isabella Chandler. I would appreciate any info as I am particularly looking for information on this Massey line.
Thanks :)
Sara
osogan (Email address not shown), Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:30:12 -0700.   
Subject: Thornton


Trying to find connection for Thorntons of Stafford Co VA and Thornton family of Accomack Co VA
My father samuel marion aka junebug mothers name annie ruth marion lived on state st and worked at reily cafe in (1958) i was born at roper hospital in charleston sc (Email address not shown), Wed, 29 Dec 2010 08:40:26 -0700.   
Subject: There a Black family the marion


Thanks for your help.
My father samuel marion aka junebug mothers name annie ruth marion lived on state st and worked at reily cafe in (1958) i was born at roper hospital in charleston sc (Email address not shown), Wed, 29 Dec 2010 07:58:46 -0700.   
Subject: There a Black family the marion


Thanks for your help.
Ruth V. Kraybill (Email address not shown), Tue, 28 Dec 2010 19:29:57 -0700.   
Subject: Collins Greenbackville VA


Contact by.george@comcast.net
Ruth V. Kraybill (Email address not shown), Tue, 28 Dec 2010 19:25:00 -0700.   
Subject: Collins Greenbackville VA


Sorry I spelled Greenbackville wrong.
Ruth V. Kraybill (Email address not shown), Tue, 28 Dec 2010 19:22:31 -0700.   
Subject: Looking for all Collins form Creenbackville VA.


Looking for information on Eli Collins and Mary Ann Murray. Childern William born 1827 Maryland, Isabella born 1833 Maryland, Sarah born 1835 Maryland,Peter Robert Williams Collins 25 Dec 1843 Died 06 Jul 1920, Ebe or Eba W. Collins B 1849, Emma Born 1852, Isaac J b 1852 Harriet B 1855 Maryland, Matilda b 1868 VA, Mary Ann (Collins) Barlow born Sept 9 1856 or Dec 10 1869 in Cenuse and birth record wrong. Deid 17 Apirl 1931 Married around 1877 to Randolph R Barlow, Sewell 1859 and John S. 1859. Eli and Mary where married in DE. There maybe Collins from lower DE and Snow Hill Maryland who are part of this family tree. Plases write me.
 (Email address not shown), Sun, 26 Dec 2010 22:04:33 -0700.   
Subject:


Please help samuel marion family moved out of sc once gmom passed anne ruth mr. n. brooks-lynard my mom ad dad
diane Rehm (Email address not shown), Thu, 23 Dec 2010 12:24:42 -0700.   
Subject: Peter Nottingham


Looking for Peter Nottingham b.abt 1843 Northampton County,VA, married Betty/Bettie. Their childrens names are Maggie,Ida,Esther,& Louise. Louise 1880-1953 married Henry Adrian/Aden Carpenter 1865-1936. Would anyone know when Peter died & where he is buried? Thank you,Diane
Rick Boyer (Email address not shown), Thu, 23 Dec 2010 09:03:28 -0700.   
Subject: Info for Richard Crockett


I have made contact with Richard Crockett who builds model boats, if you contact me I can forward you his information. rickboyer@verizon.net or 410-533-8846.
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Sun, 19 Dec 2010 00:32:34 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Elizabeth Ellen Crockett.Charnock


Gail M. Walczyk can be contacted at Petersrow.com. Use the Contact Us feature.

Nancy Pletcher (Email address not shown), Sat, 18 Dec 2010 17:53:10 -0700.   
Subject: Elizabeth Ellen Charnock/Crockett


I opened my Xmas present early (will rewrap) attempting to dispel a discrepancy in my family tree. Edward T. Evans of Smith Island, Somerset Co., Md. married Elizabeth Ellen Crockett(?)of Tangier Island, Va. Received "Graven Inscriptions of North End" and Edward Evans' wife is listed as both Elizabeth Ellen Crockett and Elizabeth Ellen Charnock. Does anyone have any info as to which one may be correct or was she married twice?
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Thu, 16 Dec 2010 11:22:03 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Elinor Odait


Besides Robert Parker, Ann Parker, and George Parker Ralph Barlow also applied for a patent for transporting 10 other people. Nugent: Mr. Ralph Barlowe was granted 850 acres of land in Northampton County on 5 October 1649 lying north northwest upon great Noswattock River from Arokoko Creek Mouth bounded west southwest with said creek, east north east with Mansotanzick Creek. His headrights were himself, Ann Parker, William Bosman, Walter Norton, Bridgett Richardson, Abraham Morgan, Robert Parker, Thomas Daniell, James Kemp, George Parker, John Meller, Elinor Odait, John Peter, one negro, Roger Hengan and William Hopkin (Nugent, Nell Marion, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. One, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. (Baltimore 1983):185).

Again, you are miss reading the headright system. Just because all the above people appear on the same application does not mean that they arrived on the same day or with each other. Ralph Balowe applied for the grant because he was claiming he paid for their transportation to come over. Ralph Balowe was George, Robert and Ann Parker's uncle, their parents being George Parker and Abigail Barlowe of Southampton, England. In 1620 there were no Odaits living in Southampton, England.

The George Parker who wrote his will in 1708 was NOT the son of George Parker and Florence Cade. He was the son of John Parker and Amy Anderson, and lived at Parkers Creek that his step grandfather has bequeathed him in his will (Whitelaw, p. 1132). This was seaside. John Parker was younger brother of George and Robert Parker and the Ann Parker was their sister (Geneaologies of Virginia Families From the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Co. , Inc., p 607). George Parker, wife Florence lived on the north side of Onancock Creek. John Parker lived on the south side. Christopher Calvert's land was in the middle in what was called Egg's Neck. (Today's Mt. Pleasant, Onancock.) Without hard citations, All one can only assume by the below information is that George Parker and Christopher Calvert lived in the same area and knew each other.

Richard A. Colbert (Email address not shown), Thu, 16 Dec 2010 09:07:56 -0700.   
Subject: Elinor Odait


Trying to find maiden name of Christopher Calvert's wife Elinor. Christopher and Elinor married ca. 1651 and had five children. They were neighbors and close friends of the Parkers of Accomack/Northampton counties. In 1672 their 15 year-old daughter Mary became a servant of George and Florence Parker and took care of her younger children.
In 1674 George died and Mary Calvert secretly married Garrett Sipple. In 1708, George Parker, Sr. (son of George) mentioned Christopher's son John in his will.

On Oct. 5, 1649, Ralph Barlow was issued a patent for 850 acres in Northampton County for tranporting himself and 16 others to Northampton. Among those he transported were Elinor Odait, Robert Parker, Ann Parker, and George Parker.

I'm wondering if it is more than a coincidence that Elinor Odait arrived in Northampton Co. at the same time as the Parkers, and that Christopher and Elinor Calvert were such good friends of the Parker family?

Could Elinor Odait be Elinor Calvert? And could Elinor Odait be related in some way to the Parker family?
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Tue, 14 Dec 2010 02:57:28 -0700.   
Subject: Re: Contact


Gail M. Walczyk can be contacted at Petersrow.com. Use the Contact Us feature.
Ann Barton (Email address not shown), Mon, 13 Dec 2010 20:04:28 -0700.   
Subject: Contact


Want to get in touch with Walczyk, Gail M.
james smith (Email address not shown), Sat, 11 Dec 2010 16:28:46 -0700.   
Subject: Moores and Bradys


need info on these two lines, most in South- Northampton County,VA, spadys are in mix too I need William Moore and Peggy Dalby Lines Need their parents
Wes Mears (Email address not shown), Thu, 09 Dec 2010 20:03:53 -0700.   
Subject: John Barnes-Elizabeth Jacob


Can anyone verify, or refute, that John Barnes, Father of Parker Barnes, married Elizabeth Jacob 12/25/1775 or 1776? If This Marriage took place, was Elizabeth the mother of Parker Barnes? The Elizabeth in question was the daughter of Betty Haggomann and Esau Jacob.
Thanks for any insight.
Corey (Email address not shown), Mon, 06 Dec 2010 08:58:25 -0700.   
Subject: Conquest Family


Anybody ahas any info about the Conquest family please let me know. In Accomac County. Any generation. The old the better.
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Subject:



Constance v lynand (Email address not shown), Sat, 04 Dec 2010 18:38:43 -0700.   
Subject: Need my father samuel marion


1958 samuel marion aka junebug worked at reily cafe on king st his mother annie ruth george,anthony,ruth mc mcbride go family we use to live with grandmom she drown and uncle george die he was in a band my mom is fair skin she with anneruth kids sarah ann abree adrain aunt ruth would spend alot of her time in new york and them go back to charleston sc to her moms house with another baby grandmom use to sell diners at the ship yard samuel was in the marine at one time dad was a short order cook people said that this marion left sc years ago cousin sam r marion may god bless you and george who take care of the reuion dad short neet and dark skin
Baker -- Taylor (Email address not shown), Sun, 21 Nov 2010 19:36:26 -0700.   
Subject: regarding Ann Barton message


I am not sure if they are related. I have a lot of Charles W Taylor that were related to me that were born in Guilford, Va back then. But that other name isn't very familiar and Guilford ... I believe was a small town back then. So who knows. :)
Ann Barton (Email address not shown), Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:59:59 -0700.   
Subject: Charles W. Taylor


Looking for a Charles W. Taylor that is the son of Edward C. Bailey according to a Bible record. This is all I know.

Thanks
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Thu, 18 Nov 2010 03:02:23 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Archie Family


Charles W. Archie was alive in 1881 when he reported the birth of his grandson Andrew Gordon Archie.

Walczyk, Gail M. Accomack County Birth Register, Vol I 1753-1876. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2000, p. 4.

Archie, Andrew Gordon, W/m, 10 Dec 1880. in St. Geo. No 2, Father not listed, living in Acc., s/o Archie, Tabitha, Archie, Charles W., Grandfather g/info.
Jan Hylton (Email address not shown), Wed, 17 Nov 2010 15:03:37 -0700.   
Subject: Archie/Archer Line


Does anyone have any information on Charles Archie, born about 1809 in New York? His name was later changed to Archey/Archie. He died between 1870-1880 in Accomack County. he is my 2nd Great grandfather.
Thank you.
Baker -- Taylor (Email address not shown), Tue, 16 Nov 2010 20:59:12 -0700.   
Subject: regarding Ann Barton message


My family is from Guilford, Va. Is the Charles Taylor had a wife or a mother named Elizabeth. There were many Charles Taylor in my family.
Ann Barton (Email address not shown), Mon, 15 Nov 2010 16:01:02 -0700.   
Subject: Posted message


Looking for the person that posted the following message:
She married James H Mahone and I believe she died in Portsmouth Va in the ...... I am looking for information of Charles W Taylor of Guilford, Va. ...... Bible records do say Edward Carr Bailey is his father born in 1852 on the Shore. ...
Please contact Mr.Stith to get my email address and contact me.
Thanks
Ann Barton (Email address not shown), Mon, 15 Nov 2010 16:00:15 -0700.   
Subject: Posted message


Looking for the person that posted the following message:
She married James H Mahone and I believe she died in Portsmouth Va in the ...... I am looking for information of Charles W Taylor of Guilford, Va. ...... Bible records do say Edward Carr Bailey is his father born in 1852 on the Shore. ...
Please contact Mr.Stith to get my email address and contact me.
Thanks
Liz Allen (Email address not shown), Tue, 09 Nov 2010 23:32:26 -0700.   
Subject: Joe Dvo - R.J.Crockett Boat Model


Contact me: lizmallen@yahoo.com with the subject heading Boat Model and your name in the email address (avoiding spam). If your name is not in your email address, post it on this blog so I will know what to look for, otherwise I won't open the message. Can you tell we have had our computer crash on us before?!
Joe Dvo (Email address not shown), Sat, 06 Nov 2010 18:20:26 -0700.   
Subject: Richard J Crockett Boat Model


Saw two beautiful Skipjack Boat Models displayed at Captain's
Galley Restaurant in West OC. They were made by Richard J Crockett. I am interested in Ricahrd's Chesapeake Boat models, andwould like to have him make/purchase a model of my grandfather's buyboat.
Nathan Bundick (Email address not shown), Thu, 04 Nov 2010 10:53:25 -0700.   
Subject: Modest Town Cemetary


Gail
many of the newer unmarked graves are most likey pet graves.
Ann Barton (Email address not shown), Mon, 01 Nov 2010 17:10:41 -0700.   
Subject: Contact


I would like to get in touch with Beverly Rogers if you could give me her email address.

Thanks,

Ann
Liz Allen (Email address not shown), Thu, 21 Oct 2010 13:37:36 -0600.   
Subject: Richard Crockett - Model Boat


I have a wooden boat model of a Chesapeake Bay Buy Boat, very large, that was made by Richard Crockett. I am trying to find some history on him - his work as an artist in making model boats. Any info or articles would be greatly appreciated.
michelle jonker (Email address not shown), Mon, 11 Oct 2010 07:31:03 -0700.   
Subject: Re: Becky Pavlik, Accomac County Research


Becky, Have you been to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, In? It has the third largest genealogy center in the country. I live in Fort Wayne and spend one day a week there searching Accomac and Somerset County. They have all the records you could ever want. I can literally spend six hours just searching books on Accomac County. It is an awesome place for genealogy. If you have any questions I will try to check back and see if you posted any.
mary Carter (Email address not shown), Sun, 10 Oct 2010 15:42:04 -0700.   
Subject: Reply to Robert L. Shores' post on 31 Aug 2010


Check the records of Hampshire Co., WV for information on Thomas Shores. His wife's name was Jemima Reed.
Hope this helps~
Wayne Stith (Email address not shown), Sun, 03 Oct 2010 18:21:26 -0700.   
Subject: Re: books


The following page on this site has a list of the relevant cemetery books:

http://easternshorestuff.com/cemeteryproject/abbrev-1.htm.

Wayne Stith
suzette d nicholson (Email address not shown), Sun, 03 Oct 2010 11:45:26 -0700.   
Subject: books


Which books of the tombsstones would you recommend for me?(Parks family)
Wayne Stith (Email address not shown), Sat, 02 Oct 2010 20:13:38 -0700.   
Subject: Re: j kiely ball


No, I have received no messages from you.

WS

rebecca vargas (Email address not shown), Sat, 02 Oct 2010 18:15:46 -0700.   
Subject: j kiely ball


did you get the message i sent i belive it went through facebook i have'nt figured out how to email you through msn. through the tool bar it dosen't go through
EDWARD L. CONQUEST (Email address not shown), Fri, 01 Oct 2010 08:16:47 -0700.   
Subject: CEMETERY RESTORATIONS


AFTER VISITING MY GR,GR,GRANDFATHER'S GRAVESITE IN ACCOMACK CO.VA. I FIND IT NECCESSARY TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE CONDITIONS OF THIS AND MANY OTHER SITES. I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW THESE CEMETERIES ARE SO ABANDON. MANY GRAVES ARE ALREADY LOST FOREVER. THE THOUGHT OF ANYONE LYING THERE AND THE FAMILIES NOT BEING ABLE TO FIND THEM 200 YEARS LATER IS FAR FROM COMFORTING.THESE CONDITIONS WILL ONLY GET WORSE EACH YEAR UNLESS SOMEONE TAKES AN INTEREST AND INSIST THAT THE COUNTY DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. I PERSONALLY WOULD MAKE IT A NON PROFITORGINIZATION OF RESTORATING THESE BADLY CONDITIONED SITES IF THE COUNTY WOULD ASSIST ME AND A CREW WITH PROPER EQUIPMENT,TRAVEL EXPENSES,MODERNING AND HISTORICAL BURIAL RECORDS,AND WEATHER RESISTANT GRAVE MARKERS.THIS MESSAGE BOARD HAS A COMMON THYME, "WE ARE WONDERING WERE OUR ANCESTORS ARE LAID TO REST". I WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS RIGHT NOW BECAUSE IT'S LONG OVER DUE AND WE CAN'T EFFORD FOR OUR HISTORY TO BE LOST BENEATH THE EARTHS SURFACE THAT WE MAY BE WALKING ON TODAY. ANYONE WITH IDEAS PLEASE REPLY, THIS IS AN URGENT FAMILY MATTER THAT SHOULD CONCERN EVERYONE BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE ROOTS SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. SINCERELY, ED CONQUEST
Mary Beth Graf (Email address not shown), Wed, 29 Sep 2010 18:55:13 -0700.   
Subject: REEDS of Chincoteague Island


Seek information on John Avery Milton REED, my great grandfather, who was born on Chincoteague island to Joshua W & Charlotta "Charity" (Hill) REED/REID. John was married first to Clara GAMBLE. We cannot locate information on Clara, and cannot find any information on this marriage. My grandfather John Roland REED was born in Chincoteague in 1886. John A.M. REED left the Island and relocated to Washington, D.C. He married again to Mae Agnes HARDY on 05 Mar 1892 at Addison, PA. On the REED-HARDY marriage license, John A.M. says his first wife died 04 May 1889, but we do know where. Would be thrilled to locate any information on his first wife and to learn more about my great grandmother.
Wayne Stith (Email address not shown), Mon, 27 Sep 2010 18:24:17 -0700.   
Subject: Re "Hollands Island Disappearing"


Please contact the publisher at her business web site, http://petersrow.com.
Suzette D Nichoson (Email address not shown), Mon, 27 Sep 2010 09:53:34 -0700.   
Subject: Book


Haven't received my "Holland's Island Disappearing". Is there a problem?
Richard Colbert (Email address not shown), Fri, 24 Sep 2010 08:19:34 -0700.   
Subject: Calvert Clue Response


Appreciate the information you sent re: Calverts of Somerset Co., MD and info about Rumbley Marsh in George Parker, Sr.'s will.
David Bell of Calvert Genealogy and others in group believe William Calvert of Somerset Co., MD is possibly related to Lord Baltimore's Calvert family and not Christopher Calvert of Accomack.
Info. about Rumbley Marsh is another matter. I had always assumed Rumbley Marsh was in Accomack or Northampton counties, VA and not in MD/DE.
If John Calvert (Colvirt) lived near Rumbley Marsh at time George Parker wrote his "will," it may be because his sister, Mary Calvert Sipple, and her husband Garret and children were living in Kent Co., DE.
This is only supposition on my part, though. I have not been able to find out where any of Christopher Calvert's sons lived after he died in 1682 in Accomack Co.
If you find any leads regarding Christopher's sons -- Christopher II, Charles, John, and George -- please let me know.
Richard Colbert
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Sat, 18 Sep 2010 16:55:02 -0700.   
Subject: A Calvert Clue


10 February 1713/14
Maryland -
These certifies that I John Riggen of Somerset County and province abovesaid do promise and oblidge my self my heirs exec'rs admin'rs or any of them to pay to Lewis Carvill his exec'rs admin'rs or his assignees the whole debt as of the cost accrued by means of two actions brought against me by the said Carvill late depending and likewise do promise to pay the said Lewis Carvill all his cost he has expended that is officers fees and evidences attendance in defending himself in an action brought against him concerning a horse in witness where of I have here unto set my hand and afixed my seal this 10th day of February 1713/14.
John Riggen
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us; <> Joan Callvert Moses Fenton
[Original Page 260]
Cost and Charges
Lewis Carvill - Against - John Riggen
Capis and return, 16
Filing declaration and agreed, 20
Declaration six summons, 60
Sheriff for arrest to the summons, 215
Attorneys fees, 100
Wm. Calvert 5 days attendance, 150
Edward Peacock 5 days attendance, 150
Sarah Peacock 5 days attendance, 150
John Kersey 5 days attendance, 150
Bill cost and copy, 16
[Total]1027

Walczyk, Frank V. Somerset County Maryland Judicial Records 1713-1715. Coram NY: Petersrow, 1998, 234.

QUESTIONS:
Is the above mentioned William Calvert the son of Christopher?
Is the John Calvert the son of the above William and not the son of Christopher Calvert but his grandson?
Is the above Joan William's wife?

Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Sat, 18 Sep 2010 09:45:37 -0700.   
Subject: A Calvert Clue


10 February 1713/14
Maryland -
These certifies that I John Riggen of Somerset County and province abovesaid do promise and oblidge my self my heirs exec'rs admin'rs or any of them to pay to Lewis Carvill his exec'rs admin'rs or his assignees the whole debt as of the cost accrued by means of two actions brought against me by the said Carvill late depending and likewise do promise to pay the said Lewis Carvill all his cost he has expended that is officers fees and evidences attendance in defending himself in an action brought against him concerning a horse in witness where of I have here unto set my hand and afixed my seal this 10th day of February 1713/14.
John Riggen
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us; <> Joan Callvert Moses Fenton
[Original Page 260]
Cost and Charges
Lewis Carvill - Against - John Riggen
Capis and return, 16
Filing declaration and agreed, 20
Declaration six summons, 60
Sheriff for arrest to the summons, 215
Attorneys fees, 100
Wm. Calvert 5 days attendance, 150
Edward Peacock 5 days attendance, 150
Sarah Peacock 5 days attendance, 150
John Kersey 5 days attendance, 150
Bill cost and copy, 16
[Total]1027

Walczyk, Frank V. Somerset County Maryland Judicial Records 1713-1715. Coram NY: Petersrow, 1998, 234.

QUESTIONS:
Is the above mentioned William Calvert the son of Christopher?
Is the John Calvert the son of the above William and not the son of Christopher Calvert but his grandson?
Is the above Joan William's wife?

Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Sat, 18 Sep 2010 09:20:06 -0700.   
Subject: RE: Christopher Calvert


The Will of George Parker Sr.

Item 20 - Item 20 I doe give John Colvirt a three year ould heffer and a claf att Rumly Marsh ye next may after my deace

Id give John Colvert a three year old heffer and a Calf at Rumley Marsh the next May after my decease

_______. Accomack County Wills &c. 1692-1715. p. 603.

NOTE: Rumbley Marsh was in Sussex County DE. which at the time was in Somerset Co. MD. In 1743 This part of Somerset became Worcester County MD. and later Sussex County Delware. George Parker kept his stock there.

Gail M. Walczyk
Richard A. Colbert (Email address not shown), Sat, 18 Sep 2010 08:19:23 -0700.   
Subject: sons and grandsons of Christopher Calvert


Trying to locate descendants of Christopher Calvert. I know he had four sons -- Christopher b.ca. 1652, Charles b.ca. 1655, John b.ca. 1661, and George b.ca. 1665. However, I have not been able to find out if any married or if they had children and their names.
Christopher II was tobacco planter; Charles vocation unknown - he was living with Thomas Middleton family at time Christopher died - 1682; John was a carpenter and godson of Anthony Hodgkins (Hoskins)and mentioned in will of George Parker, Sr; and George was apprenticed in 1680 to become boatwright (carpenter) to Thomas Hooks. Believe Hooks lived in Somerset Co., MD.
Gail M. Walczyk (Email address not shown), Wed, 15 Sep 2010 10:12:28 -0700.   
Subject: Re: Research


Both the wills and deeds and other types of Court Records are in the Accomack Court House on Court House Road in Accomac. Another place to look is in the Family Room at

Main Library
23610 Front Street
P.O. Box 360
Accomac, VA. 23301

This room is closed on Thursdays
Gail M. Walczyk

Becki Pavlik (Email address not shown), Wed, 15 Sep 2010 08:15:57 -0700.   
Subject: Accomac County Research


I'll be traveling from Ohio to spend 5 intensive days of Accomack Co. VA genealogy research from 9/20/2010 to 9/24/2010 and am looking for suggestions on the best places to go. My 4th great grandparents were Capt. Wm. Polk/Sabra Bradford, who raised a family in Accomac County. Where can I search old land and Will records of the late 1700's? Are they at the Accomack Co. court house? Thanks for any quick help!
suzette nicholson (Email address not shown), Tue, 14 Sep 2010 15:54:45 -0700.   
Subject: Thomas G Parks 1897


Looking for whoever has his research on Parks family. My grandmother was his sister Esther. I also have famiy photos from late 1920's to about 1945. Names on them but need more info.
Robert L. Shores (Email address not shown), Tue, 31 Aug 2010 17:53:15 -0700.   
Subject: Shores Line


Anyone have any info on 1st Shores in Somerset County...
William Shoares....came in about 1665.
My line is back to Thomas Shores b.abt 1740...but cannot
tie in with the William line....any help appreciated.
Wayne Stith (Email address not shown), Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:43:17 -0700.   
Subject: Site partially online


At present the message board is working again, so go ahead and post messages. The cemetery project section has been uploaded. Other areas of the site will be uploaded soon. - WS
jim sorden  (Email address not shown), Fri, 13 Aug 2010 19:40:41 -0400.   
Subject: sorden family


Anyone researching or know anything about the sorden/sordon/sworden family of the Eastern Shore?

They entered at Oxford, Maryland
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:02:56 -0400.   
Subject: George Parker born 1825 Brownsholm


http://web.utk.edu/~corn/parkerdna/park5.htm

The Parker Family DNA Project Results Page might give you some clues.

Gail M. Walczyk
eric van haren noman  (Email address not shown), Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:09:11 -0400.   
Subject: looking for George Parker born 1825 Brownsholm.


Please can anybody help me find someone in my family by the name of George Parker born around 1825 in Brownsholm, England?
He may have been Christened in Clitheroe 1825?
He married Olivia Sommarive born Brescia, Italy in 1856. They had 2 children. Frances Ann Parker, one of the 2 children is my Fathers great grandmother. If anyone can help for information, please contact me above.
Baker -- Taylor  (Email address not shown), Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:38:42 -0400.   
Subject: in response to earlier response to my post


Do you know why it would list Maryland as where the number was issued? She never lived in Maryland.
WES MEARS  (Email address not shown), Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:30:35 -0400.   
Subject: Social Security


Social Security numbers were not always issued at birth. The number may have been issued many years later. They are issued at birth now.
Baker -- Taylor  (Email address not shown), Wed, 11 Aug 2010 08:32:26 -0400.   
Subject: regarding Social Security


This may seem odd, but I was curious how accurate is the Social Security record was.

For instnce, my mother says that my half-sister was born at Northampton-Memorial Hospital....I believe her. But her social security record lists where the number was issued was Maryland. Her death was listed correctly. How can I find out if this is correct?
Valinda  (Email address not shown), Thu, 05 Aug 2010 14:25:11 -0400.   
Subject: Wife of Samuel Alexander, early Presbyterian in VA, then MD


I understand the problems, which is why I have been skeptical of that claimed tie even though other descendants have posted that information over and over and over, even in published articles, as a known fact.

My real query is does anyone know who the wife of Samuel Alexander was?

There has been quite a lot written about that Alexander family. It does appear that he was one of 7 bros/2 sisters than immigrated from Ulster, first settling in Northampton County, VA, then in the 1670's moving to Somerset County, Maryland, and then to New Munster, Cecil County. He appears to have married a Mary Taylor, possibly in Maryland. His first known child was James Alexander (born 1 January 1685 in Pocomoke, Annamessex, Somerset Co, MD). My ancestor was Martin Alexander (born in Annamessex, Somerset Co, MD); married Susannah Foster.

Samuel eventually became an elder of the Broad Creek Presbyterian Congregation.



Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 04 Aug 2010 23:43:52 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Wife of Samuel Alexander, early Presbyterian in VA, then MD


It seems to me that there are at least three problems in your query.

First - Elias Taylor never used the name George.

Will abstracts:

The will of his father, William, names his son Elias Taylor.

Nottingham, Stratton. Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia 1663-1800. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1990, p. 15.

TAYLOR, WILLIAM - 21 Sept. 1686 - 21 June 1687 - To son Elias Taylor land on Assawoman Creek containing 850 acres , 600 acres being granted me by patent dated 1664, & the remaining 250 being part of 1050 acres purchased of Col. John Stringer, remainder to his heirs, with remainder to my son William Taylor, with remainder to my daughter Winefred, formerly wife of Peter Parker, deceased To son Elias 450 acres, being the South end of said 1050 acres between Geangoteage & Assawom­an Branches. To daughter Winefred, formerly wife to Peter Parker, deceased To son William land on the seaboard side between Geangoteage & Assawoman Branches, containing 800 acres, being the northermost part of said 1050 acres, also 450 acres in the woods. To my 4 grandaughters Elizabeth, Mary, Rachell & Sarah Parker, daughters of Winefred Parker. To daughter Elizabeth Ratclif & her husband Charles Rattclife - To grandaughter Elizabeth Rattclife. To grandson William Taylor, Jr. Son Elias residual legatee & Ex'r. Witt: William Whittington, William Paine, John Elliot.

Elias Taylor wrote his will on 19 April 1717 in which he named his daughters, Hannah Taylor, Esther Taylor, Mary Taylor, Elizabeth Whittington, Naomi Davis, Comfort Ewell and son Joshua Taylor.

Nottingham, Stratton. Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia 1663-1800. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1990, p. 30.

TAYLOR, ELIAS - 19 Apr. 1717 - 4 June 1717 - To son Joshua (under 18) all my land at Assawoman devised me by my father William Taylor, also 450 acres called Queenhive at Assawoman. To daughters Hannah & Esther Taylor 500 acres purchased of Col. John Custis of Northampton. To daughter Mary Taylor. To daughter Elizabeth Whittington. To daughter Naomi Davis. To daughter Comfort Ewell. Wife Comfort Exec. Should she die before my son becomes 21 then my son in law William Whittington to be Exr. Witt: Thomas Perry, William Taylor, Mary Taylor.

Second - Elias Taylor's wife Comfort then married William Finney and in her will written 21 January 1742, she names her daughter Elizabeth Whittington, her daughter Mary Kendall, her Ewell grandchildren, her Davis grandchildren, etc.

Nottingham, Stratton. Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia 1663-1800. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1990, p. 128.

Abstract of the will of Comfort Finney

FINNEY, COMFORT - 21 Jan. 1742 - 31 May 1743 - To daughter Eliza­beth Whittingham (Whittington) To grandaughters Naomy, Ann & Mary Ann Ewell. To daughter Naomy Stockly for life, reversion to grandaughter Comfort Davis.  To daughter Mary Kendall. Grandchildren Joshua, Jabez & Mary Kendall. Grandson William Kendall. Grandaughter Elizabeth Beavans till her son Samuel Beavans comes to the age of 21.  Grandson Elias White. Grandaughter Comfort Wishart.  Grandsons John  Kendall  & Thomas Wishart.  To son in law James Wishart.  Daughter  Hannah Wishart.  Grandaughter Betty Williams. Daughter Ester Williams. Grandaughter Naomi Davis.  Son in law John Williams.  To 5 daughters Elizabeth Whittingham, Naomy Stockley, Mary Kendall, Hannah Wishart & Ester Williams 200 acres of land & marsh called Sister Island. 5 daughters residual legatees & Executrices. Witt: Thomas Teackle Taylor, Stephen Shay. - p. 467 In order of prob: Jedidiah Ewell, one of the heirs at law appeared by William Arbuckle, his attorney, and the rest of the heirs at law appeared by George Douglas, their attorney, and having nothing to object the said will was admitted to probate.

Note: there are at least 5 Taylor families in Accomack County alone.

Gail M. Walczyk
Valinda  (Email address not shown), Wed, 04 Aug 2010 15:07:27 -0400.   
Subject: Wife of Samuel Alexander, early Presbyterian in VA, then MD


I am searching for the indentity of Samuel's wife. He was one of the 7 bros/2 sisters of Ulster Scots. A number of posting by other descendants list his wife as Mary Taylor, daughter of Elias (George) Taylor and Comfort Anderson, but that does not jive with postings I find on the Anderson family. He does seem to have run in the same circles with the known Presbyterian families and I would expect him to have married within that community.
Jennifferre  (Email address not shown), Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:26:11 -0400.   
Subject: Family History Needed


I am the daughter to Butch Mule Harmon. I am in search of family background. Any information you know please contact me. I do know a little but I need more. With his passing I am lost. So little time spent with him and no time spent on history. Please Help.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Tue, 20 Jul 2010 20:03:34 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Christopher Calvert & Richard Kellum


Richard,

In your query below you do cite Northampton County Virginia Orders & Wills, Book IV, 1651-1654, transcribed by Frank V. Walczyk, but you do not cite or source the certificate that was granted to Richard Kellam in 1655. What is the source of this information? If you were to carefully read Walczyk's transcription, the original page numbers are embedded in the text. If Frank did make an error in transcribing the court order, the original entry could be checked in the original book at the Northampton County Court House. If you read what Frank had transcribed correctly, Christopher Calvert received a "Certificate" for 200 acres, not the actual patent.

Under the headright system the patentee requested a "certificate" to obtain a patent for paying transportation costs of the persons he listed. He was to be allotted 50 acres per person. Certain steps had to be approved before the actual patent was awarded by the Secretary of the Colony. http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cnoelldunc/land_patents.htm

The Library of Virginia does have the actual patents available on line at http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F When you get there type in who you wish to search in the Search For box and click on submit.

If you do a search for Christopher Calvert patents the two patents issued to Christopher Calvert will pop up. Click on the one you wish to view. When that pops up click on the link.

The 1655 Patent was for 800 acres.

The 1661 Patent was for 700 acres.

Although he was granted a "Certificate" for the 200 acres of land. It would seem that Christopher Calvert did not follow through with the conditions set forth by the office of the Secretary of the Colony.

Although the same persons were listed on the certificates that both Christopher Calvert and Richard Kellum petitioned the court of Northampton for, there is no way to tell whether these "certificates" were for the same land.

NOTE: The headright system was racked with abuse, with many of the same people appearing multiple times on many different lists.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com
Richard Colbert  (Email address not shown), Tue, 20 Jul 2010 10:22:39 -0400.   
Subject: Christopher Calvert & Richard Kellum


I've come across a descrepancy and wonder if anyone has an answer. In "Northampton County Virginia Orders & Wills, Book IV, 1651-1654, transcribed by Frank V. Walczyk, there is the following entry: 28 July 1652, Certificate this date granted unto Christopher Calvert for two hundred acres of land due by the righrts underwritten: John White, Rowse McCloyden, Elizabeth Perciuels, John ____.
Three years later there is another Certificate-- This time it's for Richard Kellum to receive 200 acres for transporting the following: John White, Rose McCloyden, Elizabeth Percival, John Percival.
It looks to me like the same people were transported by C. Calvert and R. Kellum.
Is this the same 200 acres as well? Did Walczyk make a mistake in transcribing, or was fraud involved? Or did C. Calvert transfer land to R. Kellum?

A Cox  (Email address not shown), Thu, 15 Jul 2010 08:59:43 -0400.   
Subject: AA registry


Yes Ms Walczyk but I didnt come up with anything I will try again. Thanks
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sun, 11 Jul 2010 00:01:28 -0400.   
Subject: Jim Hales Mill


Have you checked out the African American Index at Eastern Shore Heritage?

Gail M. Walczyk
Ava Cox  (Email address not shown), Sat, 10 Jul 2010 14:24:58 -0400.   
Subject: Jim Hales Mill


Looking for information on negroes working at Jim Hales Mill. My great great grandmother Phoebe Johnson, her husband Tiggy any Hall or Chandler slaves or decendants in Onancock. Please help
CAROL LANKFORD-GROSS  (Email address not shown), Thu, 24 Jun 2010 16:32:37 -0400.   
Subject:


ANYONE WITH INFO ON jOHN lANKFORD'S BIRTHPLACE IN ENGLAND/ SHIP PASSAGE ETC. FATHER BORN ABOUT 1625 ENGLAND/ MARRIED 1650. SON JOHN BORN 1652 AND IMMIGRATED ABOUT 1676 (TRANSPORTED BY EDWARD NOBLE OF LONDON)FAMILY IN CRISFIELD/MARION LATER
Anne Kimble  (Email address not shown), Thu, 24 Jun 2010 11:43:45 -0400.   
Subject: Dennis & Hyslop


Looking for information about JAMES DENNIS, born about 1800 Eastern Shore and died in Norfolk 1853. Also looking for data on the HENRY HYSLOP, born 1851 and his father HARVEY HYSLOP, born 1803, both in Northampton County. Please contact me at greerules@sbcglobal.net
Anne Kimble  (Email address not shown), Thu, 24 Jun 2010 11:42:36 -0400.   
Subject: Dennis & Hyslop


Looking for information about JAMES DENNIS, born about 1800 Eastern Shore and died in Norfolk 1853. Also looking for data on the HENRY HYSLOP, born 1851 and his father HARVEY HYSLOP, born 1803, both in Northampton County.
Edwina Miles Covington  (Email address not shown), Mon, 21 Jun 2010 16:24:11 -0400.   
Subject: Miles or Rolley families


Looking for information on the families of Edward T. Miles and Nonie Guy Miles or George Albert Rolley and Anna Owens Phillips Rolley.
Baker -- Taylor  (Email address not shown), Mon, 21 Jun 2010 15:08:52 -0400.   
Subject: regarding Dennnis and Robert C. Thornes


This might seem odd but in the Miles Files on Person page 1274, Elizabeth Thornes is listed as having a Dennis and a Robert Thornes. However,in the 1870 census it does mention Georgeanna, Nancy, James, Dennis, and Betsy...but there is no Robert C.

Is there by a small chance that Robert C and Dennis could be the same person...maybe Dennis could be the extra middle name or something?

Thank you
Baker -- Taylor  (Email address not shown), Sun, 20 Jun 2010 19:58:59 -0400.   
Subject: responding to Wayne


Thanks. It says that the information was from someone's obituary (which I already have...but sometimes obituaries don't tell you the truth) and an interview with a guy named Mason Dennis. I might contact him (if I have enough nerve). I know that someone in my family...maybe a generation back married an Annis...so maybe that's why he says that Dennis was his father. I can't understand why there is nothing on her what's so ever.

It is such a shame that the 1890 census was destroyed. That census would tell me soooo much. Because she wasn't born doin the 1880 census and the 1900 census...she isn't living with family....she's a ward.

I appreciate you helping me though.
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Sun, 20 Jun 2010 19:39:10 -0400.   
Subject: Eastern Shore Public Library and Miles Files


In case you cannot see the address of the Miles Files below, here it is:

Miles Files

I don't know what sources he cites for Dennis Thornes.
Baker -- Taylor  (Email address not shown), Sun, 20 Jun 2010 13:01:12 -0400.   
Subject: response


Thanks. :)

How frustrating.

I will look at it...and go look to see where the information came from and carry on from there. Thanks for all that you can do. I can't expect more than this. :)
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sun, 20 Jun 2010 12:57:10 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Elizabeth Thornes


There is contact information on the bottom of the home page at Eastern Shore Public Library-Miles Files

Gail M. Walczyk
Baker -- Taylor  (Email address not shown), Sun, 20 Jun 2010 12:42:19 -0400.   
Subject: regarding Elizabeth Thornes


Thanks for looking, though. It's weird how there is no sign of her. I know that she existed because she was my grandmother. My daddy has always told me that his parents were Robert C. Thornes and Elizabeth Thornes. This Elizabeth Thornes did get married to Charles Taylor and then remarried to a Tom Thornes. Who did the Miles Files? They said that Dennis Thornes was her father.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sun, 20 Jun 2010 01:10:36 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Crowson Burial Permits


Crowson Burial Permits are located in the E. T. Crowson Papers at the Eastern Shore Public Library. They are not in book form and do not have a call number. They are among the many collections that reside at the Library.

Accomack County does have birth records recorded between 1853 to 1896. I transcribed and published them about 10 years ago. There is no record of the birth of Elizabeth Thornes among those that were recorded. Robert C. Thornes and his wife Rebecca E. only recorded the birth of one child, Louis, who was born in February of 1893. (Walczyk, Gail M. The Accomack County, Virginia Birth Register, 1853-1896, Volume III, 1887-1896. Coram, NY: Petersrow, 2000.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Gail M. Walczyk
Baker -- Taylor  (Email address not shown), Sat, 19 Jun 2010 21:56:39 -0400.   
Subject: in response to earlier response to my post


My father died when I was 12 years old when I died. My mother also keeps telling me that Robert C. Thornes is my father's daddy. I guess, going to the Courthouse might be my only hope. I just don't get there...too much family drama. LOL.
I know what you mean about the internet...can't be too believeable. My gut does say that daddy wouldn't lie...unless as far as he was concern, Robert C. Thornes was his daddy. It is hard too tell.
Thank you
Baker
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Sat, 19 Jun 2010 21:40:07 -0400.   
Subject: Baker - Taylor


Regarding confusion of records: Go with what your father told you first. Relying on ancestry.com or on the Miles Files is at best relying on secondary sources. Your father is a primary source, as are Bible records, birth, death, and mortality records at the courthouse or at the Bureau of Vital Statistics, land records, court orders, deeds, wills, and marriage records. If courthouse records are not available, see if the records you need have been published. Rely on databases only if you have run out of other possibilities.
Baker -- Taylor  (Email address not shown), Sat, 19 Jun 2010 20:55:35 -0400.   
Subject: regarding death database


I went on that database to find Elizabeth Thorns Taylor Thorns...but she isn't on there. I know that she died in 1960 and was born on 1883. That is what who grave says at my family's grave site says.
I noticed on the Miles Files (which I love),says that Elizabeth Thornes's father was Dennis Thornes. My daddy used to tell me that his father's name was Robert C. Thornes. This Elizabeth Thornes that I am looking for is my grandmother.
I guess what I am saying is that I am so confused how there are records saying two different things.
Does anybody know if the Accomack County has birth records for 1883? I tried looking on Ancestry.com...but they have no records for Accomack County and what they do have is just a few of the records.

Thank you
Baker  (Email address not shown), Sat, 19 Jun 2010 20:30:53 -0400.   
Subject: regarding Crowson Burial Permits


I was wondering where this book is located in the library. I am not living there anymore and I will get lost in finding it. Does it have call number?
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sat, 19 Jun 2010 13:57:32 -0400.   
Subject: Cowson Burial Permits


Crowson Burial Permits were the approximately one hundred burial permits filed in the 1920s and 1930s by J. H. Crowson, an undertaker of Justiceville, Metompkin Magisterial District, Accomack County. Originals are located in the E. T. Crowson Papers at the Eastern Shore Public Library. The information on them has been included at - Genealogy Research - Eastern Shore Death Notices: 1881-1912. NOTE: Also this section covers Death Notices between 1881 and 1912, it also incudles these permits.

Have you tried the 1900 Census for Accomack County?

Gail M. Walczyk
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Baker  (Email address not shown), Fri, 18 Jun 2010 11:46:56 -0400.   
Subject: Crowson Burial Permits


I see that many of my family is buried by Crowson Burial Permits. Can anybody tell me what that mean? I am hoping that it might help me find who Elizabeth Thornes parents were. My father told me that Robert C. Thornes and Rebecca Tyler were her parents, but in the Miles Files, Dennis Thorns was her father. How do I find out who her real father was?
Thank you
Donald Voss  (Email address not shown), Mon, 07 Jun 2010 10:19:38 -0400.   
Subject: Hart family member


Hello Gail
I am very happy to hear from you. I was beginning to think I would never hear from a family member. I live in the Baltimore, Md area and have been to Accomack, Va. several times doing research on the family and until now I have not located or heard from a member of the Hart family. I would love to discuss with you what I have found during my research if you or any other family member would so kind as contact me through my e-mail address I will give you telephone number and we can chat about the family. I don't know if you are aware of it or not but Sarah's brother James and his wife are buired in a wooded area just a short distance outside of downtown Accomack. By the way my 3rd great grandfather is John Hart, brother of Sarah.
Thanks very for answering my e-mail and I hope to hear from you again.
Donald Voss
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sat, 05 Jun 2010 08:59:58 -0400.   
Subject: Hart Family


Hi Donald,
I, myself, am a Hart descendant. My 3rd great grandmother was Sarah A. Hart, who married Thomas Lewis on 9 February 1837. She was the daughter of John Hart and his wife Henrietta and the grand daughter of John Hart bc 1750. Sarah Ann did have a brother John T. Hart, who was born ca 1810 and died on 19 December 1894.SEE: Genealogical Navi-Bauble For more on this Family.
Gail M. Walczyk
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Donald Voss  (Email address not shown), Fri, 04 Jun 2010 14:46:28 -0400.   
Subject: Looking for members of the Hart family


I have traced my roots back to John Hart who was born about 1745 and died about 1800. He was a Revolutionary War soldier from Accomack Va. He served from 1775 to 1783. This man was my 4th great grandfather and I would like to meet and speak with any of his descendants. My grandmother was Elishia Hart born in Accomack Va. in 1874. She was the daughter John T. Hart and Nancy (Gray) Hart. She had a brother named William another named John and sisters named Betsy, Rachel and the youngest Della. All the children mentioned were born between 1870 and 1885. Thanks for any assistance in this matter
Baker  (Email address not shown), Tue, 25 May 2010 11:52:51 -0400.   
Subject: regarding Charlotte Knight


I am looking for my great great granmother. Her maiden names was Charlotte Knight. She married Lloyd Joseph Taylor. I believed that she died between 1900 to 1910 or at least that's when I couldn't find her anymore. Does anyone know any information on her death or where I could find this information out?
diane rehm  (Email address not shown), Mon, 24 May 2010 11:33:20 -0400.   
Subject: arthur parks/parkes


Looking for info on my Gr-Gr Grandfather Arthur Parks/Parkes Parks/Parkes, born prob.Maryland,(w/ties to Accom Co,Va) abt 1775, married Nancy Mitchell 1801 in Somerset Co.Maryland- they had sev children,Milcah Ann,Elizabeth,Jane,John H,Charlotte,William J.,Thomas S, Polly,and Nancy L. Any info greatly appreciated.
Baker  (Email address not shown), Sun, 23 May 2010 16:36:55 -0400.   
Subject: where to find marriage records


I am having trouble finding my fathers census records in 1930. He grew up in Accomack County, Virginia. His father died in 1920. I remember a story that daddy used to tell that he had a new stepfather at one time. I am having a hard time finding any information about him. He was born in 1920. I tried to find information on his mother's new marriage....but I can't seem to find any information on her either. How do you think that I should go about finding any information in 1930 about my father?
eunicemacdonald  (Email address not shown), Fri, 21 May 2010 01:26:35 -0400.   
Subject: lookin 4 a friend 4 a friend


I am lookin for ahester sewell elliot from alberta originally from boise idaho a great friend who is pallitive wants to find her
Clara Thomas  (Email address not shown), Mon, 17 May 2010 13:40:22 -0400.   
Subject: Location of Byrds in Muddy Creek


Mary Thompson asks about Byrds of Muddy Creek. I don't know where they lived, but maybe on the farm where they are buried. I have directions to that farm.
Edward L. conquest  (Email address not shown), Tue, 04 May 2010 22:42:27 -0400.   
Subject: PULLING A FAMILY BACK TOGETHER


IF ANYONE HAS MET OR KNOW OF ANY PERSON WITH THE LAST NAME CONQUEST PLEASE DIRECT THEM TO THIS MESSAGE BOARD. I AM TRYING TO PULL A LARGE FAMILY BACK TOGETHER AFTER BEING SEPERATED FOR APPROXIMATELY EIGHTY YEARS.I STARTED THIS SEARCH NOT LONG AGO AND POSITIVE RESULTS ARE STARTING TO COME IN. JUST ONE CONNECT BRINGS WITH IT ANOTHER FAMILY PART OF THE WHOLE FAMILY. I AM AFRO-AMERICAN WITH A PASSION FOR TRUTH; THERFORE, IT IS NECCESSARY TO INCLUDE THE CONQUEST FAMILIES THAT WERE THE SLAVE OWNERS ALSO. THIS IS HISTORY AND A WAY TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT AS TO
WHAT THAT TIME WAS REALLY ABOUT. WHITE OR BLACK, OUR FAMILIES SHARED A SPACE IN TIME. DESPITE THE DIFFERENCES, THEY WERE ALTERMENTLY ONE FAMILY UNDER DIFFERENT ROOFS.
Mary Thompson  (Email address not shown), Mon, 26 Apr 2010 20:38:37 -0400.   
Subject: location of Byrds, Bulls, and Ebournes


Does anyon know exactly where on Muddy Creek the Byrds lived? How can I find the locations of where the Byrds, Ebournes, and Bulls lived?
James  (Email address not shown), Sun, 18 Apr 2010 14:00:22 -0400.   
Subject: Smith family line


looking of the names of the parents of James I Smith whom married Hallie Simpson whom might lived on Hog Island, VA..

please contact me at jamestsmith72 at gmail . com
James  (Email address not shown), Sun, 18 Apr 2010 12:05:47 -0400.   
Subject: Bradfords family info


need some help on find my Grandmother parents Lilly Bradford,whom married james t smith, She lived on Hog Island then Willis Wharf.

contact me at jamestsmith72 at gmail . com
Diane Miller  (Email address not shown), Sat, 17 Apr 2010 16:07:06 -0400.   
Subject: Joseph Webster Manders


Am interested in any info for Joseph Webster Manders born abt. 1778 in Virginia. According to the death certificate of his son James Thomas Manders it states his father was born in Virginia. Any help would be appreciated.
James Malone  (Email address not shown), Wed, 14 Apr 2010 22:18:23 -0400.   
Subject: Rev Thomas Warrington


Need info re: Rev Thomas Warrington rector Hampton Parrish 1756-1770. Was he related to Accomack Co Va Warringtons? What was his wifes name? Any info appreciated.
James Malone
James  (Email address not shown), Sat, 10 Apr 2010 09:07:08 -0400.   
Subject: Family search


Looking for info on the Brady's that lived the oyster area of the Eastern shore. Parents and bothers and sister of Bretha Eleanor Brady. who married Dick Reynolds..
contact me at jamestsmith72 at gmail com
Richard Colbert  (Email address not shown), Mon, 05 Apr 2010 10:26:01 -0400.   
Subject: Parker family


I saw notice that Charles Calvert Parker died ca. 1956 in Accomack Co. Was he named after Lord Baltimore, or Charles Calvert, son of Christopher Calvert of Accomack Co., VA.?
I understand George Parker Sr. and Christopher Calvert were close friends during 1600's and lived one another.
Richard Colbert  (Email address not shown), Mon, 05 Apr 2010 10:25:45 -0400.   
Subject: Parker family


I saw notice that Charles Calvert Parker died ca. 1956 in Accomack Co. Was he named after Lord Baltimore, or Charles Calvert, son of Christopher Calvert of Accomack Co., VA.?
I understand George Parker Sr. and Christopher Calvert were close friends during 1600's and lived one another.
Myrna Cherrix  (Email address not shown), Mon, 05 Apr 2010 09:57:51 -0400.   
Subject: Mary Cherrix


I am looking for the maiden name and parents of Mary Cherrix b. abt 1807 m. 1. William Cherrix bef. 1830 and m. 2. Purnell Watson.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Fri, 02 Apr 2010 17:29:18 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Parks roots back to the 1200's?


For some information on the origin of the Parks surname see:

<http://www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=Parks>

I've also seen information that states that the "Parks/Parkes" name was originally Duparkes, without sources or citations . . . as usual.

Gail M. Walczyk
Ruth Gehr  (Email address not shown), Fri, 02 Apr 2010 06:28:10 -0400.   
Subject: Parks roots back to the 1200's!


I have researched my grandfather "Parker Parks" roots all the way from him living on Tangier Island and his ancestors from Smith Island, Maryland,and England. The last name went from Parks, to Parkes, Parke, and the original name of "DE Parco" in 1249..The last name was changed to Parks in the late 1200's to the early 1300's by on of the "DE Parco" sons who was an att. some folks used the spelling of Parke and Parkes until after the wars...but after much research it all led me back to "DE Parco"!
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 31 Mar 2010 02:27:47 -0400.   
Subject: RE: RE: JAMES ATKINSON


The date of the below court order (6 August 1690) is in error. It should read: 6 August 1700.

Gail M. Walczyk
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 31 Mar 2010 02:24:35 -0400.   
Subject: RE: JOHN ISAAC HAGGOMAN-HIGGAMAN


The will of John Hagaman (Haggoman) is on this site (Eastern Shore Stuff) under Court Documents - Wills. In it he names his sister Patience and a "cousin" (niece), Rachell, the daughter of James Atkinson

Marshall, James Handley. Abstracts of the Wills and Administrations of Northampton County, Virginia 1632-1802. Camden Maine: Picton Press, 1994, p. 86.

Hagomond, John -10 Oct. 1672 / 28 Nov. 1672 - Of Hungars Parish. To my Eldest son Marcus Hagamond my hand mill, a set of silver wastcoate buttons, a gun, and cattle of his own mark. To my 2nd son Isaac Hagamond one gun and a large silver spoon. To my 3rd son John Hagamond one hand mill and a set of silver wastcoate buttons. To my two daughters Patience and Comfort Hagamond four cows when they come of age or marry by the consent of their mother. My son Marcus to be at his own disposing. My sons Isaac and John at full age when 18. My loving wife Margaret resd. legatee and extrx.Witt: (capt.) Isaac Foxcroft, Edmund Yardley

Gail M. Walczyk
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Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 31 Mar 2010 02:11:27 -0400.   
Subject: RE: JAMES ATKINSON


McKey, JoAnn Riley. Accomack County, Virginia Court Order Abstracts 1697-1703 Vol. 9. Bowie MD: Heritage Books Inc., 1999, p 103.

6 August 1690
Mr. William Martiall and Mr. George Parker presented the inventory of the estate of James Atkinson (deceased) and the division they had made between Henry Allin and the children: Elizabeth, John and James Atkinson. Sebastian Cropper, who had been ordered to take care of the Atkinson orphans estates. presented security (George Parker and Thomas Copes) to be responsible for it and deliver it to the Children when they reached lawful age.

Gail M. Walczyk
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Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 31 Mar 2010 02:01:41 -0400.   
Subject: RE: JAMES ATKINSON


McKey, JoAnn Riley. Accomack County, Virginia Court Order Abstracts 1697-1703 Vol. 9. Bowie MD: Heritage Books Inc., 1999, p 103.

6 August 1690
Mr. William Martiall and Mr. George Parker presented the inventory of the estate of James Atkinson (deceased) and the division they had made between Henry Allin and the children: Elizabeth, John and James Atkinson. Sebastian Cropper, who had been ordered to take care of the Atkinson orphans estates. presented security (George Parker and Thomas Copes) to be responsible for it and deliver it to the Children when they reached lawful age.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com

Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 31 Mar 2010 01:49:09 -0400.   
Subject: RE: JAMES ATKINSON


Nottingham, Stratton. Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia 1663-1800. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1990, p. 22.

ATKINSON, JAMES - Adm. his estate to Henry Allen as marrying Eliza­beth Atkinson, widow of said James - 7 Apr. 1697.

Gail M. Walczyk
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Betty Gordy Schulz  (Email address not shown), Wed, 31 Mar 2010 01:28:30 -0400.   
Subject: JOHN ISAAC HAGGOMAN-HIGGAMAN b. 1632 Northampton Co.VA


Looking for info on John Isaac Haggoman/Higgaman who was b. 1632 Northampton Co., VA, d. 1672 Northampton Co VA, married Margaret___ b. 1630, d. 1687. Their daughter may be Patience who married JAMES ATKINSON. Any info appreciated.
Betty Gordy Schulz  (Email address not shown), Wed, 31 Mar 2010 01:24:12 -0400.   
Subject: JAMES ATKINSON


James Atkinson/Adkinson, born?, died 7 April 1697 in Accomack Co VA. Does anyone know if he had a will, and where it might be? Who was his wife? Children? Thanks for any information.
Edward L. conquest  (Email address not shown), Fri, 26 Mar 2010 19:03:19 -0400.   
Subject: i've just about tapped out on locating my ancestor before 1820


EDWARD L. CONQUEST -- I'M LOOKING FOR A DIFFERENT APPROACH IN CONNECTING MAJOR CONQUEST ( BORN 1820 ACCOMACK CO. VA. ) WITH ANY OF HIS POSSILE SIBBLINGS. I AM ALMOST CERTAIN THAT HE DID HAVE SOME BECAUSE THE SLAVE OWNERS RICHARD, EDWARD H., HARRIET, GEORGE, WILLIAM ESQ. NATHANIEL, AND WILLIAM CONQUEST SR. HAD MY GREAT, GREAT, GREAT GRANDFATHER IN THEIR CAMPS. THERE WHERE OTHER CHILDREN BUT THE MENTION OF KINDSHIP WAS NEVER NOTATED IN MY RESEARCH SOURCES. THIS IS VERY FUSTRACTING, BECAUSE I FEEL THAT I AM VERY CLOSE @ CRACKING THE SAFE. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HINTS TO OVERCOME THIS MAJOR OBSTACLE. MY GOAL IS TO BRING TOGETHER APPROXIMATELY 1,000 FAMILIY MEMBERS OVER A TWO YEAR PERIOD. IN JUST THREE WEEKS MY COUSIN TOMMIE AND I ARE AT ABOUT TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY DESCENDANTS OF MAJOR CONQUEST. THESE NUMBERS ARE EXCLUDSIVELY FROM ONE BRANCH OF MAJOR'S FIVE CHILDREN. THANKS AGAIN GAIL WALCZYK. YOU ARE REALLY GOOD AT WHAT YOU DO. YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME TO EXPLORE MY GREATEST CHILDHOOD DREAM, BECAUSE I REALIZE THAT HISTORY IS LIFES ONLY CONSTANT.
Nick  (Email address not shown), Wed, 24 Mar 2010 00:06:57 -0400.   
Subject: John Savage V


Does anyone know who the father of John Savage V husband of Margaret Waters was? I am stuck here. Thanks for any help Nick
Diane Rehm  (Email address not shown), Sun, 21 Mar 2010 16:04:18 -0400.   
Subject: Capt.Thomas S. Parks


I'm looking for info on Capt.Thomas S.Parks and his schooner the Wm. Ogden in abt 1863. Capt.Parks b.1819 d.1880 is my great grandfather. His son William Zedward Parks is my grandfather. Thank you, Diane Rehm
Richard Colbert  (Email address not shown), Thu, 18 Mar 2010 11:42:42 -0400.   
Subject: Christopher Calvert family


Seeking info. on descendants of Christopher and Elinor Calvert. Christopher was transported to Accomack Co. in 1636 by Capt. William Bibby. Families he is related to -- Bibby, Pannell (variant spellings), Colson (variant spellings), Cooper, Custis/Curtis.
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Mon, 15 Mar 2010 21:59:01 -0400.   
Subject: Re: the advantages of mass communication


Edward,

I am very glad that you have found a cousin through this message board. That makes it all worthwhile to keep this web site going.

Wayne Stith

Edward L. conquest  (Email address not shown), Thu, 11 Mar 2010 18:52:59 -0500.   
Subject: the advantages of mass communication


I Edward conquest posted a message on your message board ( Gail W.) the response came shortly by a cousin that i did not know even existed. the both of us are on the same family research frequency. it is a joy to know that i have a major aid in taking on such a task. we have been connecting the dots as if it was a game and we love every minute of it.there is a calling on both parts to do what we are doing. as a black man i have long given up the need to house the angured edge of oppession. what was done can not be changed. what is more important to me is the fact that my family made a hugh difference in the developement of this country as i try to do today,the only difference is; " I have a choice, my ancestors did not.let it be known that the descendants of Major conquest are of proud skin and very tuff skin indivisuals. Thru time we have proven and passed
every test imaginable.Whenever anyone of us fell short of completing a task there seem to have been another to forfill that empty slot.Moreover,there is not one single family on this planet that is flawless, so we must work with what we have in order to exist whelther it be in slavery or freedom. I thank god that the one quality that shines above all in our family is the ability to rise for any and all challenges.Having a last name like CONQUEST can be tough because it means to conquer. i find myself reminding myself that it's okay to drop back a couple of steps,because life is too short to take on the burden of a
surname.I hope that all viewers of this message read right, love right and remain right. let us never forget that THE CREATOR'S largest task would have to be forgiveness. love to all race creed or color.

" let's surprise God by making him proud of us "
Becky Tedlock  (Email address not shown), Tue, 09 Mar 2010 09:43:16 -0500.   
Subject: Tatlocke/Tadlock/Tedlock


Looking for information on any of these names.
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Thu, 04 Mar 2010 20:54:13 -0500.   
Subject: Re: subject posted on message board


Ann,

I am not responsible for the kind of searches Google does or what information Google elects to show. Google simply sends out its robots to every page it can find unless the site owner chooses to forbid Google to index a page, which I have not done for the Message Board.

This board is simply a bulletin board where people can post queries or share information. What you found at Google was simply a piece of this page, and the information you quoted is still here. To find any available information on this page about Bailey or anyone else, use your browser's search feature.

People who post here are required to give an email address, but the address is not disclosed to the public. If you find someone on this board that you wish to contact, send me a message from the Contact Page and I will forward your request on to the original poster.

You may also turn to this site's main page to look further for relevant information. There is a site-search feature that may be useful.

WS


Ann Barton  (Email address not shown), Thu, 04 Mar 2010 18:59:52 -0500.   
Subject: subject posted on message board


While doing a google search (looking for edward c bailey of portsmouth, va) I came across a site that simply says Message Board. When I clicked on this topic it takes me to easternshorestuff.com/message_board.

This search gives me the following info:

Message Board
She married James H Mahone and I believe she died in Portsmouth Va in the ...... I am looking for information of Charles W Taylor of Guilford, Va. ...... Bible records do say Edward Carr Bailey is his father born in 1852 on the Shore. ...
easternshorestuff.com/message_board/message_board.php - Cached

When I click and go to the message board I do not find anything related to this topic. How can I find this info and get in touch with the person that posted this message?

Wes Mears  (Email address not shown), Thu, 04 Mar 2010 09:43:50 -0500.   
Subject: Argyle(Argoll or Argyll) Kellam


Does anyone have anything on parentage, and wife for Argyle Kellam who was the father of Thomas of A Kellam? (Moody Miles has Thomas Married to Mary Lawson in 1852)
Thanks
Wes Mears
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Thu, 04 Mar 2010 01:18:26 -0500.   
Subject: Thomas Simpson Bayly


There is information on Thomas S. Bayly at:

Eastern Shore Heritage

Use the Search feature (third bullet from the bottom) and search for Thomas S. Bayly.

Gail M. Walczyk
Patricia A. Cordner  (Email address not shown), Wed, 03 Mar 2010 16:57:30 -0500.   
Subject: Bayly


Thomas Simpsom Bayly was my g-g-g-g-grandfather. Any information you have about his descendants would be helpful.
Thank you!
Pat
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Tue, 02 Mar 2010 16:42:26 -0500.   
Subject: Re: i am a direct descendant of major conquest ( sixth generation )


Thank you for your kind comments, but I do not deserve them. A great deal of the research that is posted on this web site is done by others, principally Gail M. Walczyk. Gail visits this message board frequently, so I am sure that she saw your message. Her site can be reached at Eastern Shore Heritage.
Edward L. conquest  (Email address not shown), Sat, 27 Feb 2010 10:48:32 -0500.   
Subject: i am a direct descendant of major conquest ( sixth generation )


your research on my family is the greatest piece of compil- ed imformation that i've ever read of witnessed. i thank you and your research team for this priceless work. if i might be of some assistance to further your
search i would be honored to help. i can provide the infomation to move into the eighth generation ( my grand children ). i am on the family tree branch of major conquest who is listed in the second generation.
please contact me if i might be of some help in anyway.
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Mon, 22 Feb 2010 18:21:06 -0500.   
Subject: RUSSELL (William T., Carroll L, ,Edward W.)


Leila,
You might try the Eastern Shore News archives for relatively recent burials. Some funeral homes might also have info on older burials. As to obits, try one of the newspapers in lower Maryland or even Baltimore. There's always a chance.
Mike Folluo  (Email address not shown), Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:24:51 -0500.   
Subject: John Folio or Samuel Folluo


I'm trying to find the burial site for these two relatives for my mother. It would have been late 1700's to early 1800's. Samuel was connected to a Major R. Doughty who is buried in Keller VA Accomack County. Thank you.
james a. pruitt  (Email address not shown), Sun, 21 Feb 2010 21:41:47 -0500.   
Subject: related to litt pruitt


do you know if i might be related to litt pruitt. my dad was andrew jackson pruitt,his dad john robert pruitt, his dad andrew jackson pruitt.

thanks james pruitt
Leila i Walker  (Email address not shown), Sat, 20 Feb 2010 22:16:39 -0500.   
Subject: RUSSELL (William T., Carroll L, ,Edward W.)


Can anyone tell me if you can find obituaries for family members that died in Accomack County? If so, how? Online or library? I know Edward is buried at Parksley...not sure on the other tow.
James Malone  (Email address not shown), Sat, 20 Feb 2010 17:32:13 -0500.   
Subject: Thanks


Gail: Many thanks for Smith info!
Carolyn Wiley  (Email address not shown), Fri, 12 Feb 2010 23:01:22 -0500.   
Subject: Simpson ... Yvonne Widgeon


Marquis Lafitte Simpson [sic] ... Elizabeth Shepard Kirby ... parents of Ben H. Simpson ...who is the brother of my grandmother Frances Carolina Simpson b. 1875. You have the correct family info on uncle Ben and aunt Gerti. I've been looking years for a clue to the family. Haven't been able to get a response from your email. If you are still out there, please reply.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Fri, 12 Feb 2010 03:14:27 -0500.   
Subject: RE: John Smith


This will be added to:

Household 1 John Smith Contributed by Gail M. Walczyk

John Smith was born in Accomack Co., VA, circa 1738. He was the son of Isaac Smith and Sarah West (Dorman, Vol III, p. 524). He married Sarah Parker circa 1775 in Accomack Co., VA. Sarah was born in Accomack Co., VA, circa 1758. John was named as an heir in his father's will (Nottingham, p. 200). An abstract reads:
SMITH, ISAAC - 6 May 1760 - 29 July 1760 - Son John Smith. To son Thorowgood Smith (under age) Daughter Sarah West. Daughter Ann West. Grandson Isaac West. Daughter Briget Smith. Son Isaac Smith. Grandaughter Sarah West, daughter of Ann West. Grandaughter Betty Smith. Wife Sarah. Children not to disturb my son Isaac concern­ing what he has already advanced my deceased daughter Betty of the estate of Charles West deceased - Wife Exec. Witt: John Spendelow, Edmund Custis.

James Malone  (Email address not shown), Thu, 11 Feb 2010 23:19:15 -0500.   
Subject: John Smith Sr


I have John Smith Sr b. cir1738 Acc co va m.Sarah Parker b. cir 1758. Need info on his parentage. They had daughter Agnes m. Stephen Warrington.
Any help appreciated. hoot8mon@comcast.net
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Tue, 09 Feb 2010 17:19:23 -0500.   
Subject: RE: Preeson descendants


Thomas Preeson was born in Liverpool, England circa 1661 (Walczyk, Orders &c. p.147). The text reads: Whereas Thomas Preeson of Leverpool, Mariner was arrested to this court at the suit of Sam'l Palmer Factor or Agent for John Drake of London, Merchant. He married Elizabeth Browne circa 1686 (Marshall, 177). Elizabeth died on 1 April 1733 (Preeson family Bible record). Thomas wrote his will on 3 April 1723 in Northampton Co., VA. It was probated 9 July 1723 (Marshall, p. 242). An abstract of his will reads:

PREESON, THOMAS - 3 April 1723 / 9 July 1723 - To my son Browne (under 21) my 1000 acres at Assawoman and 700 in Sommerset Co. on the south side of pockamock call "Littleton Neck" and for want of heirs to my three daughters Sarah Susanna and Hannah Preeson. To my daughter Hannah Preeson a piece of land bounded by George Borrer, the old road, and the bridge and a parcel of land called "Little Neck" bounded by Jacob Waterfield. To Susanna Preeson the other part of my plantation where I now live bounded by Benjamin Dolby and the bridge. To my grandson Thomas Preeson son of Zerobabel, if my daughter Margaret will quit her accounts against me. To my grand daughter Elizabeth Preeson (under 18). Remaining estate to my wife Susannah and Hannah. Wife extrx. Witt: Matthew Harmanson, Elizabeth Lucor, George Lucor, Dent Gascoyne. Thomas died on 5 April 1723 (Preeson family Bible record).

The children of Thomas Preeson and Elizabeth Browne were:

1. Sarah Preeson was born on 20 November 1688. (Preeson family Bible record). She married James Gibson circa 1728 (Walczyk, Causes p. 19).

2. Zerobabel Preeson was born on 25 August 1689. (Preeson family Bible record). He married circa 1713. Her surname is unknown. (Preeson family Bible record).

3. Susanna Preeson was born 27 May 1696. (Preeson family Bible record). 1688-1803. She married Peter Bowdoin on 13 May 1733 in Northampton Co., VA (Mihalyka, p. 27).

4. Joseph Preeson born on 1 July 1704. (Preeson family Bible record). Joseph died on 8 October 1722. (Preeson family Bible record).

5. Hannah Preeson was born on 30 May 1706, (Preeson family Bible record). Hannah died on 2 March 1733. (Preeson family Bible record).

6. Browne Preeson was born on 30 September 1710. (Preeson family Bible record). 1688-1803. Browne died on 28 December 1733. (Preeson family Bible record).

Sources:

_____. Preeson family Bible record, 1688-1803. Archives and Manuscripts Room; Manuscripts; 21030, Misc. reel 775, Library of Virginia.

Mihalyka, Jean M. Northampton County, Marriages Virginia. 1660/1-1854. Bowie MD: Heritage Books Inc., 1990.

Walczyk, Frank V. Northampton County Orders & Wills 1686-1689, Vol II 1686-1689. Coram NY: Petersrow, 2001.

Walczyk, Gail M. NORTHAMPTON CHANCERY CAUSES 1721-1816, VOL I 1721-1760. Coram NY: Petersrow, 2009.
Valerie Preeson - PalumboTribe@comcast.net  (Email address not shown), Tue, 09 Feb 2010 15:10:00 -0500.   
Subject: Preeson Decendants.


Any information would be appreciated.
Valerie Preeson  (Email address not shown), Tue, 09 Feb 2010 15:08:18 -0500.   
Subject: Searching for Preeson Family


I am trying to locate family from the Preeson bloodline. Related to William Preeson Master of the Vine and also the Borthwick family.

Please write to me with information.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Mon, 08 Feb 2010 13:42:51 -0500.   
Subject: Re: Places to stay


There is a list of Hotels and B& Bs at http://www.esvatourism.org/lodging.asp. They have seemed to miss The Fisherman's Lodge at Quinby.

Keep in mind both the Accomack County Court House and the Eastern Shore Library are in the town of Accomack which is close to Onancock VA.

Gail M. Walczyk
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Deborah Padgett Barr  (Email address not shown), Mon, 08 Feb 2010 12:26:19 -0500.   
Subject: Where to stay while doing research


I am related to the Scarburgh (Scarborough), Wise, Hill, and Drummonds of Accomack. Your information has been invaluable to me in my research. Thank you so much! We are planning a trip to the Eastern Shore and I wanted to get your advice on where to stay. Of course I would like to visit some of the areas where my ancestors lived and I woould like to do as much research as possible. What area would be a good location for me? Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sun, 31 Jan 2010 22:53:30 -0500.   
Subject: RE: Advice


The first place to start with what you know; your parents and grandparents and may be your great grandparents; their birthdates, place of birth, death dates, (all vital records). Interviews with older relatives on the family would help on this.

The next step I would take is to review the US Censuses. Starting in 1790 until to modern day a census was taken every ten years. The US Government has released till 1930 to the public. The 1890 census does not exist anymore. It was damaged in a fire.

There are all types of Court Records to look at such as Court Orders, Wills, Inventories, Deeds.

If your doing Eastern Shore genealogy locating where your ancestors lived will help sort the many same named people you might find.

How far you can go back depends on the time you want to put into it. It is a never ending story; traveling back from you to where you want to stop.

This website and are a good source for Eastern Shore Genealogy.

Both sites have a Search This Site feature.

All the books that Petersrow has published can be found at. There you can search for surnames in the books that Petersrow has published

Gail M. Walczyk
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Foston Chandler  (Email address not shown), Sat, 30 Jan 2010 23:55:13 -0500.   
Subject: Advice for Research


Hello to anyone that may read this. I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me or give any advice concerning how I might begin to research my family's ancestry. I'm just curious as to how far I would be able to trace it back. If you could email me with any information that would be much appreciated.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 27 Jan 2010 12:19:35 -0500.   
Subject: RE: Thomas family


The term "Uncle" did not always mean "the brother of one's Mother or Father like it does today, but was used as a term of respect. Sometimes the person called "Uncle" was "kin." But in other cases he was just a repected man with some age. In Parson of the Islands a man called "Uncle Sol" is mentioned. When I was young, my mother had an "Uncle" Will who lived down the lane. When I got into genealogy I couldn't figure out how he fit into my mother's family tree until I found out that he was her father's elder cousin.

Wallace, Adam. The Parson of The Islands, A Biography of the Rev. Joshua Thomas. 1861; Cambridge MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1978.

Gail M. Walczyk
Diane Miller  (Email address not shown), Wed, 27 Jan 2010 11:36:44 -0500.   
Subject: Thomas Family


Ms. Walczyk, Thanks again for your answer. I have no documentation, just the memories of a great grandmother handed down thru the family who said she and her siblings called Joshua Thomas "Uncle Joshua". I would be happy to explain further but would rather it be private. Thanks again for the help. Is there anyplace I could contact to confirm the facts?
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:39:19 -0500.   
Subject: RE: John & Martha Hall Thomas


First:

1. What documentation do you have that Maria J. Thomas was the daughter of Peter Thomas?

2. What documentation do you have that Peter Thomas was the son of John & Martha Hall Thomas?

3. Is the documentation from an original source, (court records etc.), a secondary source, (books etc.) or a website source?

Second:

John Thomas had three brothers who lived in Somerset Co. MD, Levi Thomas, Benjamin Thomas, William Thomas. Levi Thomas' wife was named Nancy. Benjamin Thomas' wife was named Sarah. William Thomas married Charity Mister, the daughter of Marmaduke Mister.

Benjamin Thomas died before 19 March 1798.

Powell, Jody. Somerset County 1810, 1820, 1840 Census. Roanoke, Texas: Jody Powell, 1991.

Levi Thomas 1 male 26-45, 1 male 45+, 1 female 0-10, 1 female 10-16, 1 female 26-45, 1 female 45+.

The abstract reads William Thomas 2 males 0-10, 1 male to 45, 2 females 0-10, 2 females to 16, 1 female to 45.

I haven't done anymore work on Levi, Benjamin or William Thomas then the above and I don't have a Peter Thomas in my data base.

Gail M. Walczyk
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Diane Miller  (Email address not shown), Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:09:20 -0500.   
Subject: John & Martha Hall Thomas


Ms. Walczyk, Thank you for the quick response to my query. I am still a little confused though since I have a Peter Thomas in my family tree and he is supposed to be a son to John & Martha Thomas, and father to Maria/Mariah J. Thomas. Could you steer me in the right direction with this? Thanks again for your help.
Sharon Dingus  (Email address not shown), Sun, 24 Jan 2010 16:52:46 -0500.   
Subject: Bowden/Bowdoin


I am trying to locate the father of Parker Bowdoin, Sr., born 1805 and see if there is a connection to John Bowdoin (born in France) who came to Northampton County, VA in the early 1700's. Thanks for any help.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Thu, 21 Jan 2010 21:44:22 -0500.   
Subject: RE: Rev. Joshua Thomas


John Thomas and Martha Hall only had one son, Joshua Thomas, "Parson of the Islands".



Martha Hall and her second husband, George Pruitt, had two sons, George ca 1779 & Elijah Pruitt ca 1783. They were Joshua Thomas' half brothers.



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Diane Miller  (Email address not shown), Thu, 21 Jan 2010 18:23:50 -0500.   
Subject: Rev. Joshua Thomas


I am trying to find out how many brothers Rev. Joshua Thomas, the man who was called the Parson of the Islands had. Some reports say he had two brothers and other reports say he had three. Does anyone know their names and who their spouses were and where they were born, lived and died. I know his mother remarried. At this point I am mainly interested in the brothers born to John and Martha Hall Thomas. Thanks for any help.
Matthew Krogh  (Email address not shown), Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:08:16 -0500.   
Subject: doughty brother, blockade runners


Hi, I am looking for info on the doughty brothers from hog island who were blockade runners in the civil war. also, any info on other blockade runners in general. Thanks for your help!
~Matthew Krogh
Mary Laws  (Email address not shown), Sun, 17 Jan 2010 22:03:12 -0500.   
Subject: Information on John Laws Jr. and his wife Ann Adair


Does anyone have any information about John Laws Jr; born 1787, in Accomack County, VA and/or his wife Ann Adair? Their year of marriage might be 1816. John Jr. might have become a deacon in 1841 and an ordained elder in 1848, but left the area to become a traveling minister.

His parents were John Laws Sr. and Adah Core.

If you have any information or suggestions, please let me know.

Thanking you in advance,

Sincerely,

Mary
Ann C. Davis  (Email address not shown), Fri, 18 Dec 2009 18:57:46 -0500.   
Subject: Thanks


Dear Ms. Walczyk, I wanted to thank you for your kindness in posting an answer to my query on Dec. 6th concerning the relationship of Christopher Striblinge to the Richard Tatlock Family. I am always very appreciative of any assistance offered. My thanks again and best wishes for a wonderful season. Sincerely, Ann C. Davis
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Fri, 11 Dec 2009 00:13:28 -0500.   
Subject: RE: Tatlock / Striblinge Connection


The only thing I could find on Christopher Stripling/Stribling/Striplin not listed in the post titled Tatlock / Striblinge Connection, (and not much help),is this:

Nottingham, Stratton. Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia 1663-1800. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1990, p. 2.

SIMES, ROBERT - 11 July 1667 - 24 Oct. 1667 - To Robert Hewitt all my goods in Virginia. Witt: Christopher Stribling, Thomas Hall, Joseph Pitman, Roger Barker.
Ann C. Davis  (Email address not shown), Sun, 06 Dec 2009 15:48:50 -0500.   
Subject: Tatlock / Striblinge Connection


I am writing in regard to a message posted in Feb. of 2008 by Kene G. Tadlock-Boyd concerning Henery, Richard & Thomas Tatlock. I recently received a copy of a will of an assumed ancestor of mine, Christopher Striblinge. In his will he gives to Richard Tatlock & his wife Mary some of his estate due to their kindnesses to him. Another reference in the will is that of Robert Hayes & son, Christopher Hayes. Christopher Striblinge, name also spelled as Stripling, Stribling, Striplin, etc., was b. circa 1617 / came to Va. circa 1657 as the master of the ship "Edward". He died in 1669 in Northampton Co. where his will is recorded. Some researchers have listed two sons for Christopher: Joell & John. But no wife or family are listed in his will. However in late 1668, there is a Joell Stribling listed in "Records of Indentured Servants and Certificates for Land, Northumberland Co, Va., 1650 -1795" by W. Preston Haynie. Joell is seventeen years of age & is to "serve his said master Col. Peter Ashton." This would be close to the time that Christopher died. Christopher is listed in the book: "Ye Kingdom of Accawmache, or The Eastern Shore of Va. In the 17th Century" by Jennings Cropper Wise. I have found a few other references for Christopher but cannot establish a family. Could anyone help to connect the dots between Christopher Striblinge, Joell Stribling, Richard & Mary Tatlock, Robert Hayes & Col. Ashton??? I would be so appreciative of any assistance. I realize that records from Accomac, Northampton, Northumberland, Lancaster, Westmoreland can all overlap so I'm hoping someone has something that they might share. Best Regards, Ann C.Davis
Beverly Rogers  (Email address not shown), Sun, 06 Dec 2009 12:10:18 -0500.   
Subject: James & Louisa Anderton


Looking for info on James & Louisa Anderton. He was born abt 1813. They moved to Gloucester County Va and had two children. James Thomas Anderton- 1833-1907 and Elizabeth Anderton 1836-not sure of death date. She married James H Mahone and I believe she died in Portsmouth Va in the 1890's.
James and Louisa died young and their two young children were sent back to Accomac to be raised by relatives. Any additional info would be greatly appreciated as I have hit a dead end.
Doy Louise Groenenberg  (Email address not shown), Sat, 28 Nov 2009 20:44:51 -0500.   
Subject: ENSIGN THOMAS'S WIFE p. s.


Sorry! I told you wrong! Ensign Thomas, of course, died in 1631-2. It was Ann/Hanna who died in 1641.
Doy Louise Groenenberg  (Email address not shown), Sat, 28 Nov 2009 20:42:17 -0500.   
Subject: WIFE OF ENSIGN THOMAS SAVAGE


Hi again, Gail. I have info that when Ensign Thomas died,1641, his heirs were his wife Hanna and son John, obtaining patents to 9,000 acres. My source for this is the book Anne Ortland's Bastard -- p. 132. Doy
Doy Louise Groenenberg  (Email address not shown), Sat, 28 Nov 2009 18:29:04 -0500.   
Subject: Ann/Hannah TYNG/ELKINGTON


Thanks, Gail. I'll have to look further into this.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sat, 28 Nov 2009 18:11:40 -0500.   
Subject: RE: Margaret Waters


Margaret Waters was born circa 1748. John Savage was born circa 1741. They were marries circa 1766. Their first child was born circa 1768.

Gail M. Walczyk
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sat, 28 Nov 2009 18:02:17 -0500.   
Subject: RE: Mother of John Savage = Hannah TYNG, or, ELKINGTON?


You haven't seen any documentation for the surname "Tyng" nor have I. The lastest edition of Purse & Person does not give the surname of Ensign Thomas Savage's wife Hannah nor does the Muster Roll for

Dorman, John Frederick. Adventurers of Purse & Person 1607-1624/5. Vol I, A-I. Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. p. 69.

ANICENT THOMAS SAVAGE HIS MUSTER
Thomas Savage in the John and Francis1607
Ann Savage in the Sea Flower 1621.

Hannah Tyng was born after the death of Ensign Thomas Savage.

Dorman, John Frederick. Dorman, John Frederick. Adventurers of Purse & Person, Fourth Edition. Vol III R-Z. Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. p. 119.
Fotenote:
7. Conway Whittle Sams, the speaker at the unveiling of the tablet to Ensign Savage at Jamestown, 13 May 1931, stated she [Hannah] was Hannah, daughter of Edward Tyng of Boston. Edward Tyng's daughter Hannah was born 7 March 1640 and married (1), 8 May 1661 Habijah Savage and (2) Daniel Gookin

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Doy Louise Groenenberg  (Email address not shown), Sat, 28 Nov 2009 16:47:55 -0500.   
Subject: Mother of John Savage = Hannah TYNG, or, ELKINGTON?


Gail -- most info I've ever seen shows the mother of John Savage born in the 1620s to be Hannah (or aka Ann) TYNG (his father being Ensign Thomas Savage). Of course I don't have the documentation for this info in my computer notes..... Comments? Thanks, Doy
Doy Louise Groenenberg  (Email address not shown), Sat, 28 Nov 2009 16:36:24 -0500.   
Subject: Margaret Waters


My data shows Margaret marrying 1) Major John Savage; no date, but their first (I think) child was born 1772-7. They had 7 children that I know of. She married 2) William Smith Custis bef 26 Oct 1801, probably in Accomack Co. Margaret died in 1813, and William died in 1821. I'm sorry that I don't have a DOB for Margaret, nor do I have names for her parents. And I don't yet have names for John Savage's parents, either. Not much help, I'm afraid.
Kenneth Bunting  (Email address not shown), Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:25:12 -0500.   
Subject: Buntings of Accomack


The Bunting/Bunton DNA Project indicates that my ancestry is linked to the Buntings of Accomack Co VA. Can anyone there help me find the connection? Ken
Diane Miller  (Email address not shown), Mon, 16 Nov 2009 19:47:39 -0500.   
Subject: Manders Family


I am looking on any information on the Joseph Webster Manders family. In the 1850 census they are listed in Tyaskin, Md. Joseph married 3 times, his 3rd wife was named was Mary Abdel. Joseph was b. abt., 1778 and Mary abt. 1812. They married Jan. 27, 1835 and had 4 children, Henrietta, Mary E.F., James T., and Margaret. Joseph & Mary are my great~great~grandparents and their son James T. and his wife Emily are my great~grandparents. I would like to know anything that is available about them. The only info I have is their names. I have no idea who their parents were, when they died or where they are buried. Any information on any of the family members would be appreciated, thank you.
Diane Miller  (Email address not shown), Mon, 16 Nov 2009 19:35:10 -0500.   
Subject: Family Search


I am searching for any information on Maria J. Thomas b. abt. 1834 and from the Somerset Co. Md. area. The only info I have is that she is supposed to be a niece of Rev. Joshua Thomas. Maria married Samuel J. Somers on June 4, 1850 and they had 7 children. Their children were Henrietta, John H., Samuel S. who married Annie M. Moore, Emily J. who married James Thomas Manders and they were my great~grandparents, Sarah E. who married George Twigg, Anna who I think married John W. Williams and Charles W. Somers. The 1860 & 1870 census has the family in the Potato Neck area and in 1880 Maria is listed with Sarah and George Twigg in Salisbury, Md. I would appreciate knowing if we are related to Rev. Thomas as well as knowing who the parents of Maria & Samuel were, their dates of death and where they are buried. I would appreciate any info on their children as well. I have looked everywhere I can think of and have hit a major wall. Any information on this family would be welcome.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sun, 01 Nov 2009 05:33:04 -0500.   
Subject: Re: James F. Mister


James F. Mister was the son of John Mister and the nephew of Benjamin Mister (_____. Accomack County Virginia Wills, 1824-1825, p. 60.) See: Court Documents Wills - Mister, Benjamin br>

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Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sat, 31 Oct 2009 22:02:21 -0400.   
Subject: RE: John Smith


John Smith was the son of Isaac Smith (Nottingham, Stratton., Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia 1663-1800 (Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1990, p. 200). and his wife Sarah West (Nottingham Wills, p. 94, 188).

For more on John Smith see: Procession Districts Accomack County - St. George Parish District 11 - Household 1 - John Smith.




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James Malone  (Email address not shown), Sat, 31 Oct 2009 20:01:36 -0400.   
Subject: Info re Smith Family


Am seeking info re Smith family. I have John Smith m. Sarah Parker 1775. Had daughter Agnes m. Stephen Warrington d. before 25 Nov 1814. I am descendant of them. Would like as much as can be had on this Smith line.
Any thing much appreciated.
James Malone



Eve Epstein  (Email address not shown), Wed, 28 Oct 2009 16:31:40 -0400.   
Subject: James F. Mister


Anyone with info on a James F. Mister born 1785 in Accomack Co., VA He married Rachel Mason (b. 1780) Oct. 21, 1803. Their son Gilbert H. Mister was born in 1805.

James then married a Catherine "Caty" Salisbury (b. 1795) on Feb. 2, 1812 and they had a son David R. Mister b. 1835.


I have no info on who James F. Mister's parents were.

Also if anyone knows where he is buried. Any information would be helpful. Thank you, Eve
Nick Mason  (Email address not shown), Fri, 09 Oct 2009 09:53:43 -0400.   
Subject: Margaret Waters married John Savage d 1792


Does anyone have any information on the family of Margaret Waters when she was born, married? It appears that she married William Custis after the death of John Savage in 1792? Still trying to figure out the father of this John Savage d. 1792. Any help would be great. I am young and was just given this research challenge by my Grandfather.
Nick and Mason  (Email address not shown), Fri, 09 Oct 2009 09:33:28 -0400.   
Subject: John Savage d. 1792


Mrs. McClellan would love to contact you to discuss your research. I have so many unanswered questions. Have been going crazy to see what Savage line John was from? Thanks you for this info. It may help. Nick
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Thu, 24 Sep 2009 19:09:06 -0400.   
Subject: Capt John Savage UPDATE message dated 23 Aug 2007


In my research on the Savage Family I have recently round that the above John Savage did not marry Ann Elkington. He married Anne Harmanson (Mackey, Dr. Howard. Northampton County Virginia Record Book, Orders, Deeds, Wills & etc. Vols. 7, 1657-1666. Rockport MA: Picton Press 2002; p. 319.) Note: Brother Harmanson I do request you do me a favour to acknowledge these Writings John Stringer shall deliver to you on my behalf in open Court and what you do I shall Ratify as abovsaid resting your Loving Sister to Poiner Ann Savage Recorded the 11th of September 1665 pr me Will Mellings Cl Cur Co. Northampton
His mother was Hannah Elkington (Mackey, Dr. Howard. Northampton County Virginia Record Book, Orders, Deeds, Wills & etc. Vols. 8, 1657-1666. Rockport MA: Picton Press 2002; p. 340.) Note: A certificate is granted to Capt. John Savage for 1300 acres of land due to p Rights underwritten Of which was Hannah Elkington, John Savage, Ann Savage and Ann Savage are listed among others.
He married Mary Robins, the daughter of Obedience Robins ca 1668. Afther the death of John Savage Mary married her husband's son-in-law William Cowdrey (The husband of his daughter Ann) ca 1680 (Dorman, John Frederick. Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5, p. 704,O'Neil-Robins Family.
Elkington was not built for Ann Elkington. Its name did not appear in the records until after the ownership by John Stratton ca 1790 (Whitelaw, Ralph T. Virginia's Eastern Shore, A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties, Two volumes, Picton Press: Camden ME. p. 239.)




Henrietta McClellan  (Email address not shown), Thu, 24 Sep 2009 15:24:59 -0400.   
Subject: Maj. John Savage V d. 1792 and wife Margaret


Att: Nick: Maj. john Savage V who died in 1792 was married to Margaret Waters - you have the wrong wife. The children you mention are correct. Contact me if you want more information.
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Thu, 24 Sep 2009 11:11:53 -0400.   
Subject: Email addresses in messages!!!


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Yvonne Widgeon  (Email address not shown), Thu, 24 Sep 2009 07:10:56 -0400.   
Subject: Mary Ellen Bradford Simpson


I am looking for the family of my great grandmother, Mary Ellen Bradford Simpson. She always said that she was raised by the Bradfords from Quinby, Va. She was born on Oct 14, 1863, She came to Hog Island as a young girl to work in the hotel and there met great grandfather James Waylon Simpson. They were married on April 19, 1885. They had 8 children, John, Vernon (my gradfather), Alfred, Hallie, Mary, Fanny, Isabell, and Eva. She died on Sept 19, 1885. Shle gave the name Bradford when she married, but that may not have been her maiden name, as grandfather Vernon said that she always said she was raised by the Bradfords. If any relative knew of her background, they have all passed on and I have run into a brick wall to this side of the Simpson family. Any help or suggestions of how to search would be appreciated. ywidgeon@yahoo.com
Yvonne Widgeon  (Email address not shown), Thu, 24 Sep 2009 07:08:57 -0400.   
Subject: Mary Ellen Bradford Simpson


I am looking for the family of my great grandmother, Mary Ellen Bradford Simpson. She always said that she was raised by the Bradfords from Quinby, Va. She was born on Oct 14, 1863, She came to Hog Island as a young girl to work in the hotel and there met great grandfather James Waylon Simpson. They were married on April 19, 1885. They had 8 children, John, Vernon (my gradfather), Alfred, Hallie, Mary, Fanny, Isabell, and Eva. She died on Sept 19, 1885. Shle gave the name Bradford when she married, but that may not have been her maiden name, as grandfather Vernon said that she always said she was raised by the Bradfords. If any relative knew of her background, they have all passed on and I have run into a brick wall to this side of the Simpson family. Any help or suggestions of how to search would be appreciated.
Earl MacFarland  (Email address not shown), Tue, 22 Sep 2009 20:43:15 -0400.   
Subject: Nottingham, Spady, Scott & Custis


"crzypopmac@aol.com"
Earl MacFarland  (Email address not shown), Tue, 22 Sep 2009 20:41:38 -0400.   
Subject: SCOTT & SPADY & NOTTINGHAM


Looking for info on Maragret Nottingham & William Spady, chn Sarah, William & John (so fa)
Nick  (Email address not shown), Thu, 10 Sep 2009 23:13:13 -0400.   
Subject: Major John Savage d. 1792 and Wife Margaret


Can anyone help me? I can not figure out who was the father of John Savage married to Margaret Parker and father of William,Thomas,George,Severn Eyre,Charles,Joseph,and Annie? Also does anyone know if there is a family plot or any headstones on or off the land that would have been Metompkin Plantation? I am stuck! Any help would be wonderful.
Elaine Matson  (Email address not shown), Sat, 05 Sep 2009 13:49:58 -0400.   
Subject: Zerababbel Bundick b 1813 Virginia a genealogy escapee


His family in Virginia is hiding behind the mother of all brick walls. He shows up in Philadelphia on the 1840 census occupation seaman)onward. There are plenty of Zerababbels from the Eastern Shore and plenty of Bundicks, too. But no Zerababbel Bundick. Wife is Mary J. His male childrens' surnames are William and George. Any Help appreciated.
Dale  (Email address not shown), Sat, 05 Sep 2009 10:05:40 -0400.   
Subject: Thank you Gail


Gail, Thank you so much for the information on the Crockett's.

You are WONDERFUL.
William Birney  (Email address not shown), Sat, 05 Sep 2009 05:14:17 -0400.   
Subject: Accomac County Civil War Info


I am currently working on putting together a living history program for the 150th anniversary of the 1861 Federal occupation of Accomac County. My research is currently focused on the old hospital at Accomac, now a residence. I found a passing reference to United States soldiers buried behind said hospital. Has anyone else heard of this? Likewise, if anyone knows any landowners in Accomac or Somerset Counties who would interested in this project, please let me know. Thanks. Bill Birney
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 02 Sep 2009 12:43:48 -0400.   
Subject: RE: John A. Crockett - Tangier Island


John A. Crockett is the great, great, great grandson of Sampson Crockett.

The line goes John A. Crockett b.c. 1866, John W. Crockett b.c. 1829, William Crockett b.c. 1794, John Crockett, 11 August 1763, Joseph Crockett, 19 May 1722, Sampson Crockett b.c.1700.

For more Genealogy see: Genealogical Navi-Bauble

John A. Crockett (ca 1866 - )

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Dale  (Email address not shown), Wed, 02 Sep 2009 12:17:46 -0400.   
Subject: John A. Crockett - Tangier Island


I am looking for the parents of John A. Crockett. John was born in 1866 or April 1870 and was born on Tangier Island.

I am trying to see if he was a decendent of Sampson Crockett.
Greg Bennett  (Email address not shown), Wed, 26 Aug 2009 19:25:59 -0400.   
Subject: Bennett Family Web Site


Hi and building a web site on my side of the Bennett family (James H. Bennett and Margaret Ann Watson). If you are interested here is the site location http://sites.google.com/site/taleof2shores/
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Wed, 05 Aug 2009 21:58:29 -0400.   
Subject: Re: Old Eastern Shore soda? bottle


I don't know about the bottle, but "I. P. Lankford" probably refers to Ira P. Lankford (1874-1948), buried at Franktown Cemetery. He may have kept a small dairy. Check with someone in Franktown or at the Eastern Shore Public Library.
Gary Taylor  (Email address not shown), Wed, 05 Aug 2009 19:58:29 -0400.   
Subject: Old Eastern Shore soda? bottle.


I have an old bottle made of thick glass that is light green in color. There are imperfections in the glass, but there is a seam that runs the length of both sides of the bottle. The bottle is closed with a cork, which is missing. On the back of the bottle, at the bottom, are the words: THIS BOTTLE IS NEVER SOLD. There is a raised oval on the front of the bottle. Arched across the top of the oval, in raised letters, are the words: I. P. LANKFORD. Arched around the bottom of the oval, in raised letters, are the words: FRANKTOWN, VA. In the center of the raised oval are the stylized initials: I. P. L. The bottle is probably six or seven inches tall and about two inches across its circumference. Does anyone know anything about this bottle? Obviously, there was a bottling factory in or near Franktown....who was I. P. Lankford?.... what was put inside the bottles?.... etc. Thanks in advance for any help. Gary Taylor
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 05 Aug 2009 00:49:56 -0400.   
Subject: RE: MORE PARKS FAMILY


For more Genealogy see: Genealogical Navi-Bauble

EVANS, Alexine S. (12 Nov 1859 - )
PARKS, Major Irwin (4 March 1858 - )
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 05 Aug 2009 00:37:33 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Parks


Brower Melson Parks was the son of Major I. Parks and Alexine S. Evans he was born of 14 January 1898 and Baptized on 12 June 1898 (Mihalyka, Jean M., Parks, Millie, Wilson, Faye D., Tangier Abstracts (Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Records Committee).
Becki  (Email address not shown), Tue, 04 Aug 2009 23:33:25 -0400.   
Subject: Parks Family


My father and family was from Tangier Island I am not sure where to start looking for info on my family. My grandparents names were Brower & Flora Parks. If anyone has any ideas please point me in the right direction. Thanks!!
Tom Wessells  (Email address not shown), Tue, 28 Jul 2009 12:46:03 -0400.   
Subject: Geraldus Wessells


I would like to contact Gail Walczyk to shar my research on Geraldus/Gerardus Wessells. Email me at tommot22@aol.com
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Mon, 20 Jul 2009 21:35:13 -0400.   
Subject: Re: Chincoteague Bowden Daisey Bloxom


The address for GHOTES is not GHOTES.INC, but rather ghotes.net.

There may be a link at GHOTES for the Miles Files, but the Miles Files are located at the Eastern Shore Public Library site (espl.org).

I urge all to use material at genealogy sites (including my own) with a careful eye to unsupported or poorly documented information. There is a tremendous amount of junk on the web that keeps getting circulated as if it were accurate information.

- Webmaster
Debbie Greene  (Email address not shown), Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:11:59 -0400.   
Subject: Chincoteague Bowden Daisey Bloxom


Janice go to GHOTES.INC look under Miles files. It has some info.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Mon, 20 Jul 2009 19:07:02 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Bowden & Bloxom


Miles, Barry W., and Miles Moody K. III. Accomack Co. Va, Wills & Administrations 1800-1860. Bowie MD: Heritage Books Inc. 2000, p. 61.

Bowden, Ira 50 Widower, Oysterman, born in Accomack, living in Accomack, son of Parker and Anna to Rebecca Jones, 44, Widow, daughter of John and Margaret Birch, on 7 August 1792 at Chincoteague Island, by R. B. Sanford.

Walczyk, Gail M. The Accomack County Death Register 1853-1896. Coram, NY: Peter's Row,1999 p. 19.

Bowden, Parker Sr., W/m, 20 Mar 1878, Acc. P., pneumonia, 73yr b. Acc, preacher, h/o Betsy. Bowden, Parker Jr., son g/info.

Bowdoin, Anna, W/f, in Mar 1873, Chinco., rheumatism, 69yr c/o Russell, John & Ruth, b. Acc, housekeeper, w/o Parker. Husband g/info.

For the 1870 Census taken of Chincoteague Island see:

<http://easternshoreheritage.com> - Miscellaneous - The 1870 Census of Chincoteague and Assateague or use the Search feature there.
Janice Parks hylton  (Email address not shown), Mon, 20 Jul 2009 17:26:20 -0400.   
Subject: Chincoteague Bowdens and Bloxoms


My maternal grandparents were John Selby Bowden and Mary Comfort Bloxom. Great-grandparents: Ira Bowden and Mary A Daisey and Richard Bloxom and Patience Jones. I would so appreciate any information on further lines. I would love to copy any available pictures. Thank you.
AUdrey Post  (Email address not shown), Fri, 17 Jul 2009 22:45:00 -0400.   
Subject: Ann W Tatham


I noticed on the Mears collection, that Ann Tatham Allen was cited as having died in Virginia. Ann W Tatham and James Allen were my great great grandparents. They died in Philadelphia and are buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery in West Philadelphia Pa. James was a Methodist Minister, his last assignment was at Ebenezer Methodist church, he served there from 1849 -1850. He died in Aug of 1850 of typhoid fever. Ann outlived him by fifty years and was buried next to him.
Barbara Palmer  (Email address not shown), Sun, 12 Jul 2009 21:14:31 -0400.   
Subject: Samuel M.Townsend, b. 1806/7 Virginia, possibly Accomack Co., oysterman


I'm searching for the parents of Samuel M. Townsend, b. in VA in 1806/7, possibly in Accomack Co., possibly at Horntown or Chincoteague Island, possibly the son of a Zadock Townsend who purchased land at Chincoteague Island in 1810.

Samuel had a son Robert J. Townsend, born Nov. 1824 in Virginia. They both migrated to Philadelphia by 1840 and Samuel lived out his life on Norfolk Ave. in Southwark Ward 3 of Phila., near the docks. Samuel and Robert were both oystermen. Samuel died at Phila. in 1890 and his wife Sarah ____, b. PA c. 1810, died at Phila. in 1893. Son Robert J. Townsend moved to Baltimore in 1870 and died there in 1906. His wife was Mary Ann ___, b. in PA.

A possible brother of Samuel's may have been Zadock W. Townsend. b. about 1810 at Horntown, Accomack Co, VA. According to the Miles Files, Zadock married Mary "Polly" Roach in 1832 and he died at Horntown in 1852. Zadock's son was Samuel J. Townsend, b. 1836. Samuel J. was 14 on the 1850 census for Accomack Parish, Acc Co, VA and he married Emaline _____ around 1870. Samuel J.'s son Lemuel Townsend was b. about 1875 at Accomack.Co. He married Ocea Maud Corbin in 1895 at Greenbackville, Accomack Co, and at the time of his marriage he was a 20-year-old oysterman. Lemuel moved down the Accomack Co coast to Atlantic, then to several other places, and he was buried at Cape Charles, VA.

I'm trying to connect Samuel Townsend to the Snow Hill Townsends down from John of Accomick Co, b. c 1640. My research has been greatly facilitated by a publication by Ruth Dryden on the Snow Hill Townsend line.

The closest I can get into the Snow Hill line is a Zadock Townsend, No. 63 of that line, who was born 23 Jun 1757 in Somerset Co, MD. He died 1822 Worcester Co, MD. This Zadock was a Loyalist during the Revolution. He had children by a second wife Mary Townsend including Nancy, b. 1800, Littleton, b. 1801, James, b. 1802 and Benjamin, b. 1804. These children were all all b. at Worcester Co, MD. Because of their birth location it is problematic that this Zadock Townsend is the father of Samuel, but Zadock was a Loyalist who may have, for some reason, broken away from the Snow Hill Townsends long enough to have purchased land on Chincoteague Island in 1810.

Thanks for any help I can get on this line!!! Barbara Palmer



Debbie Greene  (Email address not shown), Mon, 29 Jun 2009 17:17:06 -0400.   
Subject: reeds


Thanks for the info Gail
Marla  (Email address not shown), Mon, 29 Jun 2009 14:34:51 -0400.   
Subject: Cadena family


I am trying to locate Michelle Cadena, she grew up in Cape Charles, i think her maiden name was Boheome(pronounced beam) she had a sister who lived on Tangier island please help me locate her or family her husband was in the air force thanks!!
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Mon, 29 Jun 2009 12:21:58 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Parks


Cokesbury Methodist Church, Marriage Records, Copy at Eastern Shore Public Library, Accomac VA.

Edward Parks born in Accomac Co., living in Accomac Co., Oysterman, son of Travis Parks and wife and Eliza Burres born in Northumberland, the daughter of Joseph and Virginia Burres were married by Rev. R. C. Jones on Tangier Island, on 22 May 1875.

Mihalyka, Jean M., Parks, Millie, Wilson, Faye D., (Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Records Committee), p 59.
Harrison T. Parks age 19, s/o E. S. & Eliza J. Parks to Ida Brown age 19, born on the Western Shore, d/o of William and Britanna Brown. 25 August 1895 Harrison T. Parks age 19, s/o E. S. & Eliza J. Parks to Ida Brown age 19, born on the Western Shore, d/o of William and Britanna Brown.
Sherri Parks  (Email address not shown), Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:10:19 -0400.   
Subject: parks


Tangier Island...Harrison Parks (Ida Mae), Edward Parks (Eliza Jane), ? Thomas Edward Parks (Polly). I would appreciate any info. Thank you
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Mon, 29 Jun 2009 01:18:49 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Reeds


I wasn't able to find the parents of Littleton B. Reed but I did find this:

Walczyk, Gail M. The Accomack County Death Register 1853-1896. Coram, NY: Peter's Row,1999, p. 129.

Reed, Mary A., W/f, 7 Feb 1877, Acc. P., measles, 35yr c/o Savage, Thos., b. Acc, housekeeper, w/o Litt. Husband g/info.

Walczyk, Gail M. Accomack County Birth Register 1853-1896 Vol. I 1853-1876. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2000, p. 122.

Reed, Molly H., W/f, 16 Oct 1873, on Chingo Is., d/o Reed, Litt., Carpenter living on Chingo. Is., & Mary A.
Debbie Greene  (Email address not shown), Sat, 27 Jun 2009 16:37:35 -0400.   
Subject: Reed from Snow Hill MD


I am looking for info on Littleton B Reed born in MD c1821 lived in Snow Hill MD. His wife was named Mary ---- had twin sons John Edward and Cyrus Littleton born Dec.15,1859 also William c1855 Littleton later lived on Chincoteague Va I am tring to find out who his parents were and what Mary's maiden name was
Glenn Major  (Email address not shown), Wed, 24 Jun 2009 17:47:32 -0400.   
Subject: Inventories


A few years back I requested an inventory from the Nabb Center. They were having some computer problems so instead of sending me a single inventory they sent me ALL of the inventories for early Somerset. Can make them available if webmaster is interested.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Mon, 22 Jun 2009 21:09:12 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Budd / West


Hi Terry,

I have never seen the book you make reference to so I can't say how reliable it is. Assuming that the information in The West Registry is correct, and that Peggy and Mckeel Budd sold land he had inherited from her father John, I searched for a John with a daughter Peggy or Margaret and found nothing to that effect. I did find a John who died intestate in circa 1798. There might be an inventory for him. I there is, probably be in _____. Accomack County Virginia Wills &c 1798-1800. You can find this book _____. Accomack County Virginia Orders 1796-1798and in the Accomack Court House.


Nottingham, Stratton. Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia 1663-1800. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1990, p. 439.

WEST, JOHN - Adm. his estate to Jonathan West - Charles Snead sec. - 30 Jan. 1798 - [_____. Accomack County Virginia Orders 1796-1798] p. 353.

Gail
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Terry Stevens  (Email address not shown), Mon, 22 Jun 2009 18:50:20 -0400.   
Subject: Budd / West


Hi Gail,
I was wondering if you have information on this line ?
Mckeel Budd and Peggy. I found a marriage record for a keely Budd and Peggy West in Worcester Md in 1811. I also found a book called The West Registery by Mrs. Stone which states that Peggy and her husband Mr. Budd sold land inherited from her father John west who in turn was descended from Anthony West. I wasn't able to find the deed mentioned in The West Registery. What I am trying to find out, if Peggy was a descendent of Anthony West ? Do you think this book is a reliable source ? I heard you were at the Library last month but I missed you. I hope you are doing well take care

Terry
Lisa Williams  (Email address not shown), Sun, 21 Jun 2009 02:06:28 -0400.   
Subject: joseph thomas perdue


father george thomas perdue son joseph thomas perdue married anna laura long and had 2 female children maryellen perdue worsham and imogene perdue johnson, (boundurants/france/virginia/joseph thomas perdue gun shot wound fatal henderson county kentucky 1930)
John W. Felton  (Email address not shown), Mon, 15 Jun 2009 18:59:57 -0400.   
Subject: Williams family tree


Gail: Thank you for sending me the information I needed
about my Grandfather Rev. Walter Wyatt Williams family.
I will now go to York Co.Virginia records to gather added information....Jack Felton
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Mon, 15 Jun 2009 15:13:40 -0400.   
Subject: Peter Williams


_____. Accomack County Virginia Marriage Records #4 1896-1925, P. 40.



August 20 1899; Peter G. Williams Waterman, 27 single, born in York Co. VA, son of Payton Williams and Catherine his wife; Rosa L. Chambers 19 single, born in Accomack Co. VA. daughter of John A. Chambers and Leah his wife. Married by C. P. Swain.

The next step would be to look in the York Co. VA census for this Williams family.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com
John W. Felton  (Email address not shown), Mon, 15 Jun 2009 14:11:20 -0400.   
Subject: Seeking family tree for Capt. Pete Williams, wife Rose Chambers. Uncler Pete was brother to my grandfather Rev.Walter Wyatt Williams who married Ella Lohrfink of Baltimore. I have other family history but lack name of the first Williams on Tangier Island and where he cam from . England?


I need to know the names of the first Williams family settlers on Tangier Island --when the arrived and where they were from. England? Wales?
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Mon, 08 Jun 2009 22:14:56 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Hack's Neck and It's People


Hack's Neck and It's People written in the 1930's, has been out of print for years. The Eastern Shore Public Library has a copy in the Family Room.

Eastern Shore Public Library
(Main Library)
23610 Front Street
P.O. Box 360
Accomac, VA. 23301

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com
Kathleen  (Email address not shown), Mon, 08 Jun 2009 21:02:44 -0400.   
Subject: regarding book


Did you try some of the local book stores? Some of them has genealogy books?
Larry  (Email address not shown), Mon, 08 Jun 2009 16:51:47 -0400.   
Subject: James Mears Book


Can anyone tell me where I can find a copy of James Mears book: Hacks Neck and It's People Past and Present?
Thanks
Baker  (Email address not shown), Mon, 25 May 2009 16:56:59 -0400.   
Subject: crawson burial permits


Does anyone knows where i can find anymore information on the crawson burial permits. I am still having trouble on Charles W Taylor and now I am thinking that crawson might have some more information out there about this and more.
baker  (Email address not shown), Sat, 23 May 2009 23:27:41 -0400.   
Subject: taylor family


Thanks. I think that it will help a lot.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sat, 23 May 2009 22:49:08 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Charles W Taylor



<http://www.espl.org/genealogy/notices/Deathstu.htm>

Taylor, Charles W. - Date of Death; 15 May 1920 - Age; 46 - Male White - Cause of Death; Chronic Nephritic - Town of; Not listed - Place of Burial; Guilford - Date of Issue; 17 May 1920 - Crowson Burial Permits. If this is the Charles Taylor your are looking for he was born circa 1874.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com

Baker  (Email address not shown), Sat, 23 May 2009 11:30:19 -0400.   
Subject: Charles W Taylor


I have some about information that I did find from the census, which I did find helpful. But I am not sure when he was born because I can't find any records of him on the social security index. My family back then didn't believe in the social security. That's what my mother tells me anyhow. Also, I think I know where he is buried at but there isn't a tombstone. My daddy used to tell me that he was buried next to my grandmother. There is a grave next to her unmarked, so I know that it is her. I will try some more on the espl.org website, though. I am still trying to find some information on his wife, Elizabeth Thornes Taylor Thornes.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Fri, 22 May 2009 23:07:15 -0400.   
Subject: Re: Hills Farm Cemetery search - Bayly


The Notation on the bottom of the page on Hills Farm Cemetery in Accomack at <http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/accomack/cemeteries/tombs001.txt> is just additional information where "a" William Bayly can be found" " It does not say that William Bayly of West-Shirley Hundred is buried at Hills Farm. There is no proof that this particular William Bayly ever lived on the Eastern Shore or Virginia.

The land where Hills Farm Cemetery is located was previously patented in 1664 by John Tilney and passed though Parker, Selby, Custis, Pettit, Cropper, and finally to a Thomas M. Bayly who was buried there(Whitelaw, Ralph T. Virginia's Eastern Shore A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties, Vol. I. Gloucester MA: Peter Smith , p. 1062-1063), along with the list found at <http://files.usgwarchives.org/va/accomack/cemeteries/tombs001.txt>:

The Baylys that are buried there are the Ancestors of a Richard Bayly bc 1600 W 9 June 1661 WP 29 October 1661 with one son Richard (Marshall, James Handley. Abstracts of the Wills and Administrations of Northampton County, Virginia 1632-1802. Camden Maine: Picton Press, 1994, p. 65.)

A18 Patent to Richard Bayly for 700 Acres at "Cradicks." This was the part of the tract on the south side of Craddock Creek next to A17, and the land around the head of the creek. Bayly is said to have come to Barbadoes in 1640, (Whitelaw, Ralph T. Virginia's Eastern Shore A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties, Vol. I. Gloucester MA: Peter Smith , p. 635).

There is no known connection between William Bayly of West-Shirley Hundred and Richard Bayly of Craddock.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com

WStith  (Email address not shown), Fri, 22 May 2009 11:16:19 -0400.   
Subject: Re: Hills Farm Cemetery search - Bayly


I have not visited this cemetery, but I doubt that there are any extremely old, i.e. 17th century, tombstones there. There is no natural stone on the Eastern Shore of VA. All tombstones had to be imported.
WStith  (Email address not shown), Fri, 22 May 2009 11:11:41 -0400.   
Subject: Re: Charles W Taylor


You might try looking at late 19th century census data for Accomack Co. Another possibility would be to try the Eastern Shore Public Library (http://www.espl.org/). I believe there is a death index available online.
Baker  (Email address not shown), Thu, 21 May 2009 21:52:53 -0400.   
Subject: Charles W Taylor


I did look there for that. The one that I found was his son. they both have the same name, but one is the junior. Is there other places that I can look for it at?
Lloyd L. Kirk  (Email address not shown), Thu, 21 May 2009 21:27:14 -0400.   
Subject: Hills Farm Cemetery - Bayly


Correction for E-Mail address ( above )
Lloyd L. Kirk  (Email address not shown), Thu, 21 May 2009 21:22:24 -0400.   
Subject: Hills Farm Cemetery search - Bayly


According to the return respone by Wayne Stith, Hills Farm Cemetery in Accomac Co.does exist; and he has given explicit location instructions. According to (google) Hillsfarmcemetery - there is a listing of several people buried there - as stated by WILLIAM & MARY COLLEGE QUARTERLY HISTORICAL MAGAZINE Vol 7 #2 ( Oct. 1898 ) The very last entry is my IMMIGRANT ANCESTER - WILLIAM & MARY BAYLY (no conection to the college)of WEST & SHIRLEY HUNDRED. The year of William's birth - 1583/wife- Mary / and their one son Thomas - given in this report $ as stated in Hotten's List of early Virginia settlers -EVERY
THING MATCHES PERFECTLY. According to Wayne Stith, NO
LISTING FOR THE BURIAL OF WILLIAM & MARY is given in
Mihalyka's GRAVEN STONES listing.

My question then is: Does anyone know what are some of the
earlist BURIAL DATES that are known in the cemetery. My
William would have to be about the first to be buried there (abt. 1650/60 )? Perhaps no grave markers were even used at that early date?

Would appreciate any response)S) to this inquiry.

WStith  (Email address not shown), Thu, 21 May 2009 00:30:54 -0400.   
Subject: Re: Taylor family


Please see the name index for the cemetery documentation project.
Baker  (Email address not shown), Wed, 20 May 2009 13:52:47 -0400.   
Subject: Taylor family


I am looking for information of Charles W Taylor of Guilford, Va. I think he died in 1920.
Ruth Gehr  (Email address not shown), Sat, 25 Apr 2009 16:34:22 -0400.   
Subject: Monnie Crockett of Tangier Island


I was curious if anyone had any info on a lady by the name of Monnie Crockett of Tangier. Miss. Monnie as she was known by the islanders ran a millinery shop on main ridge road next to Dr. Gladstone's old doctor's office. My grandmother would take me to visit Miss Monnie and was a friend of her's. This was back in the mid 1960's. I think that Monnie Crockett passed away in the late 60's or early 70's. I don't think that Miss Monnie was ever married or had any children.

I've heard that she had an Aunt "Sallie" that ran the millinery shop before Miss Monnie did. I'm not sure if Sallie was a Crockett or not. Island folks say that Miss Monnie was one of the most beautiful woman on the island when she was young.

Anyone know anything about Miss Monnie?

Thanks!
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Thu, 23 Apr 2009 19:46:51 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Elmer Frank Russell and relatives


I was able to find this with the little information that was supplied.

Miles, Barry W., and Miles Moody K. III. Marriage Records of Accomack County, Virginia 1854-1895. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 284.

Russell, William J. 25, Single, Farmer, son of William, to Catherine Custis 25, daughter of John H. and Sally, on 3 January 1867, at Accomack by J. E. Bundick.

Walczyk, Gail M. Accomack County 1870 Census Part I, Accomack Parish. Coram NY: Peter's Row, p. 175.

(Modesttown Post Office)

MT396 421 1 Russel, William 35 M W oystering
MT396 421 2 Russel, Catherine 26 F keeps house
MT396 421 3 Russel, Frank 1 M W
MT396 421 4 Custis, Sally 22 F W house keeper
MT396 421 5 Custis, Thomas 40 M W farm laborer

Walczyk, Gail M. Accomack County Birth Register Vol. III 1886-1896. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2000, p. 166.
Russell, Mary C., W/f, 20 Nov 1876, in Dist #1, d/o Russell, Wm. of Wm., Farmer, & Cath. A. Father g/info.
Russell, None, W/m, 16 Nov 1870, in Acc., s/o Russell, Wm., Oysterman living in Acc., & Cath. Father g/info.

(167)
Russell, Wm., W/m, 25 Sep 1873, in Met. Tship, s/o Russell, Wm., Farmer living in Acc., & Cath. Father g/info.

Walczyk, Gail M. Accomack County Birth Register Vol. II, 1877-1886. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2000, p. 130
Russell, Annie C., W/f, 7 Dec 1877, in Acc. Dist., d/o Russell, Wm. of Wm., Farmer living in Acc., & Cath. A. Custis, Robt. T., Uncle g/info.
Russell, Emma G., W/f, 20 Feb 1880, living in Acc., d/o Russell, Wm. Jr. of Wm., Farmer living in Acc., & Catherine A. Father g/info.
(131)
Russell, Samuel G., W/m, 30 Sep 1883, in Acc. Dist., s/o Russell, Wm. of Wm., Farmer living in Acc., & Catharine A. Mother g/info.

Walczyk, Gail M. The Accomack County Death Register 1853-1896. Coram, NY: Peter's Row,1999, p. 133.
Russell, Jas., W/m, 24 Dec 1875, Acc. P., burnt, to death, 3yr c/o Wm. & Cath., b. Acc. Russell, Slyvester W., friend g/info.
(134)
Russell, Sam’l J., W/m, 1 Feb 1876, Dist. No1, burned, 2yr c/o Wm. & Cath., b. Acc. Father g/info.


Leilani Russell Walker  (Email address not shown), Mon, 20 Apr 2009 00:08:08 -0400.   
Subject: Elmer Frank Russell and relatives


I looking for information on the grandfather I never knew - Elmer "Frank" Russell, his siblings: Edward Washington Russell, William T. Russell, Carroll Russell (parents were: William J. and Catherine?
Kyle Harris  (Email address not shown), Mon, 13 Apr 2009 19:13:20 -0400.   
Subject: Taylor Family History


I am looking for any history regarding my great grandfather, Sewell Augustus Taylor, born in 1874. His father was Henry Teackle Taylor, mother was Sallie Francis Northam Taylor and they lived around Wallops Island on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Carole Sturgeon  (Email address not shown), Sun, 29 Mar 2009 17:21:54 -0400.   
Subject: Want to read obit for Virginia Lee Morrison Edward Elmer Morrison



Jennifer Slusher  (Email address not shown), Sat, 28 Mar 2009 16:44:12 -0400.   
Subject: Alexander Savage


Hello - I'm looking for information on Alexander Savage, who married Sarah Eliza Lee. Anything would be helpful! Thank you!
Pat Ferguson  (Email address not shown), Sat, 28 Mar 2009 14:06:53 -0400.   
Subject: Norman MASON, Maria AILSWORTH Middlesex County, VA


Looking for information about this couple who were married in 1844; son James Norman MASON, b Sept 1856 in Middlesex. He married Zulia ALLEN in Alabama about 1890. Thanks.
Rohit  (Email address not shown), Tue, 10 Mar 2009 13:45:02 -0400.   
Subject: Many Many happy returns of the day



Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Thu, 19 Feb 2009 20:07:54 -0500.   
Subject: Publicizing your email address


Folks,

The email address you give me when posting a message is automatically stripped out before the message is made available. If you wish others to see your email address, you can put it in the body of your message. BUT I STRONGLY recommend that you not do this, as your address will be publicly available not only to legitimate visitors to this site but also to address-harvesting robotic programs. You will find the amount of spam you receive increase substantially.

Please be forewarned. I accept no liability whatsoever for any consequences of your email address being displayed publicly.

WS
bob banks  (Email address not shown), Wed, 18 Feb 2009 17:55:07 -0500.   
Subject: taylor family


i'd like to have my email address posted. artistbob1937@aol.com
bob banks  (Email address not shown), Wed, 18 Feb 2009 17:51:00 -0500.   
Subject: james taylor


need info on james taylor born 1742 in baltimore co md. i need to know who he married, children and where he ended up. james taylor was my ggggrandfather. we are penna taylors and its getting harder to find our ancestors. i hope ssomeone can help me. thank bob banks
Ann Camper  (Email address not shown), Mon, 16 Feb 2009 12:36:56 -0500.   
Subject: Hendrich/Hedrick?/Hedrick?


My grgrandfather Alfred Hendrich born in 1805 supposedly migrated from Virginia to Tennessee. I found him & wife Elizabeth&siblings listed in the Knox Co. Tn. census for 1860. Wife was Elizabeth Lovely born in Virgina. This is all I have to go on. If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.
Jan Silverthorne Urban  (Email address not shown), Sat, 14 Feb 2009 16:57:34 -0500.   
Subject: Silverthornes


Would like to make contact with Silverthornes in the area. I am a descendent of William Silverthorne, b. 1637 in England, that came to Accomack Co., VA. My line left in 1700s to locate in NC, where they remained untile my father left in 1940s. Would like to visit Accomack and see family related areas, so I would like some direction with that and possibly meet distant cousins. Let me know if you have any interest. Thank you.
Jan
Barbara Draper Thuesen  (Email address not shown), Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:34:46 -0500.   
Subject: Draper Book


Descendants of Peter and Hannah Draper. Stories, wills, genealogy, and History. On sale now by Barbara Draper Thuesen
Harold Kidd  (Email address not shown), Wed, 21 Jan 2009 06:37:44 -0500.   
Subject: Widgen/Widgeon


I'm looking for family of William Widgen/Widgeon born about 1866 in Northampton Co. He was sailor, possibly son of Southey Widgeon.
Kathy Bittner  (Email address not shown), Mon, 05 Jan 2009 16:41:57 -0500.   
Subject: obituary


My old boss William (Bill) Savage passed away February of 2008. I would like to read his obituary, but do not know where to look. I think he lived on the East Coast.
val wilson (brown)  (Email address not shown), Mon, 15 Dec 2008 03:14:53 -0500.   
Subject: searching for siblings


my mothers name was florance(pat) mcdonald, she married douglas earl brown from calgary alberta, my father.he remarried (mary) and they had a son william.(billy) we met once in my early teens. if anyone can give me any information on the brown family
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Thu, 20 Nov 2008 17:28:21 -0500.   
Subject: Re: Bennetts of Accomack and Northampton


Check at http://petersrow.com to see if there are any books that might interest you. You can use the search feature to see which books have a Bennett in them.
Cheryl Bennett Vikaros  (Email address not shown), Wed, 19 Nov 2008 09:48:18 -0500.   
Subject: Bennetts of Accomack and Northampton


I may have located our early Samuel Bennett as an apprentice to the cobbler Robert Clarke of Northampton as stated in his will. This might be the son of the Samuel Bennett who was claimed as headrights along with a William Willet by a John Stringer on Pimmenoe (Pimeno) Creek near Capeville. I'd like to purchase books that might make reference to any of these families.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sun, 16 Nov 2008 11:12:11 -0500.   
Subject: RE: Charles Alva Fountain and Fannie Rippon Fountain


Charles A. Fountain was from Prince William Co., VA which borders on Washington DC.

Elmore, Phyllis, Northampton County Marriages 1854-1922. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2007, p. 81.
FOUNTAIN Charles A 22 S Blacksmith b: Prince William Co VA living in Nh s/o Luther E & Virginia to Fannie L Rippon 19 S Nh Nh d/o Thomas E & Sudie E on 28 Nov 1900 at Nh by JW Reams. License issued 27 Nov 1900

Gail M. Walczyk
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sun, 16 Nov 2008 04:22:08 -0500.   
Subject: RE: Charles Alva Fountain and Fannie Rippon Fountain


Charles A. Fountain was from Prince William Co., VA which borders on Washington DC.

Elmore, Phyllis, Northampton County Marriages 1854-1922. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2007, p. 81.
FOUNTAIN Charles A 22 S Blacksmith b: Prince William Co VA living in Nh s/o Luther E & Virginia to Fannie L Rippon 19 S Nh Nh d/o Thomas E & Sudie E on 28 Nov 1900 at Nh by JW Reams. License issued 27 Nov 1900

Gail M. Walczyk
Richard Mahoney  (Email address not shown), Sat, 15 Nov 2008 23:53:32 -0500.   
Subject: Charles Alva Fountain and Fannie Rippon Fountain


Looking for information on this family, my grandfather was Charles Alva Fountain's half brother, his name is Richard Pickett. Anyone with knowledge of the family, please contact me.
Charles Alva Fountain had used both Bayview and Cheriton as his address in the past.
Robert D. Doebbeling  (Email address not shown), Sun, 09 Nov 2008 05:51:41 -0500.   
Subject: African American Scarbers- Virginia Shepard


I am looking for a friend by the name of Earl Scarber. He lives in Cleburne, TX. and knows he has African American ancestors. There is a Scarber buried in a African American cemetery in Arkansas. He is just trying to learn more about his ancestors. Thanks for any information.
Virginia Sheppard  (Email address not shown), Tue, 21 Oct 2008 13:49:35 -0400.   
Subject: African American Scarbers


Just saw your answer to my query and want to thank you.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Thu, 31 Jul 2008 15:55:32 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Wharton Place Cemetery Puzzle


Carey, Mary Frances Miles, Barry W. and Miles, Moody K. III. Tombstone Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, VA. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books Inc. 1995.

There are other burials in the Wharton Cemetery (near Mappsville besides John and Elizabeth Wharton; John F. Bayne, Nephew of Elizabeth Wharton, 10 January 1818 - 17 April 1819, (43), and Sallie W., wife of Dr. W. H. (not dates) (291).

The infant that you speak of is probably John F. Bayne.

Whitelaw, Ralph T. Virginia's Eastern Shore A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties. Gloucester MA: Peter Smith, p. 1183.

Although Wharton was in Philadelphia frequently in connection with his extensive business interests. No relationship to the Wharton family there can be found . . .

Without an actual citation (document? book and page?) for the 1828 marriage of aFrancis West b. 1810 PA m. 1828 to a Maria Emily Reed b. Philadelphia, and since there are different West and Wharton families all over the U. S. there is no way anything can be done with this marriage.

Gail
Cheryl Bennett Vikaros  (Email address not shown), Thu, 31 Jul 2008 15:04:43 -0400.   
Subject: Wharton Place Cemetery Puzzle


At Roots I found a posting for a Francis West b. 1810 PA m. 1828 to a Maria Emily Reed b. Philadelphia. Two interesting clues are that Francis had a brother named John Wharton West and that many of his other brothers were seaman. Still trying to figure out who the infant is that is buried in the Wharton family plot.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Mon, 28 Jul 2008 17:50:55 -0400.   
Subject: Tunnel vs Wharton


_____. Accomack County Virginia Deeds 1797-1800, p. 199.

(Abstract)

On 4 August 1797, Joseph Tunnel mortgaged his land to Jno Wharton, payable on demand. In turn John Wharton gave him Fifty Three Pounds Nineteen Shillings & eight pence.
Cheryl Bennett Vikaros  (Email address not shown), Mon, 28 Jul 2008 15:08:10 -0400.   
Subject: John Wharton


I recently found that my Roland Bennett was indentured to John Wharton thanks to your posting of the Accomack Indentures 1798-1835. So to learn about Roland's life I've been tracing John Wharton. Another court case related to Joseph Tunnell states the date as 1814. This can be found inLand Causes, Accomack County, Virginia 1727-1826: Accomack County by Stratton Nottingham.
Another puzzle is the infant buried with John Wharton. Is this child a Francis Wharton West or a Francis Wharton ?
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Mon, 28 Jul 2008 12:39:14 -0400.   
Subject: RE: John Wharton


There seems to be some discrepancy on his date of death: 1811? 1813? or 1814?

Miles, Barry W., and Miles Moody K. III. Accomack Co. Va, Wills & Administrations 1800-1860. Bowie MD: Heritage Books Inc. 2000, p. 597.

John Wharton (presently of Philadelphia) wrote his will on 23 February 1814. It was partly proved on 28 March 1814, fully proved on 13 April 1814 and recorded on 26 April 1814.

Whitelaw, Ralph T. Virginia's Eastern Shore A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties. Gloucester MA: Peter Smith, p. 1183.

The Inscription on his stone reads:

In Memory of John Wharton Esq.
Who was born in the County of Accomack, State of Virginia, Nov. 25th 1762, Departed this life in the City of Philadelphia, February 25th 1811, was moved to this place March 25th 1811. Married Elizabeth Williams June 10th, by whom this tomb is erected.

Carey, Mary Frances Miles, Barry W. and Miles, Moody K. III. Tombstone Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, VA. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books Inc. 1995, p. 291.

The death date of Febuary 25th 1811 was also recorded as such in the above book. Both John Wharton and his wife Elizabeth are buried at Mappsville, VA, on the Wharton Farm, on Wharton Drive. On my next trip to Accomack I will get a copy of his will. It's in _____. Accomack County Virginia Wills 1812-1814, p. 417.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com

Cheryl Bennett Vikaros  (Email address not shown), Mon, 28 Jul 2008 11:25:06 -0400.   
Subject: John Wharton


In the Taylor Family Papers, 1686-1890 Accession number 28954, A Collection in the Library of Virginia is a copy of the Will of John Wharton of Accomack dated 23 February 1814.( That might be the date of a court action) John died March 1813 in Philadelphia. Dr. Joseph Parrish's note is online at the new LDS pilot site under Philadelphia Deaths. He was buried from Christ Church.
In a Taylor court case it states 1814 as his passing. I have more info


David Scott  (Email address not shown), Wed, 23 Jul 2008 17:06:02 -0400.   
Subject: Wills and Administrations of Northampton County 1800-1854


Please note that my new book, Abstracts of the Wills and Administrations of Northampton County Virginia 1800-1854 has been published and is available from Picton Press on their web site and also from the Book Bin in Onley. Hard cover, 380 pages, $47.50.
Cheryl Bennett Vikaros  (Email address not shown), Tue, 22 Jul 2008 21:24:09 -0400.   
Subject: Bells of Ulster/Dublin


The LDS site has my Matilda Bell born 1688 Dublin, Ireland married Samuel Bennett b. 1685 of Virginia. They married 1708 in the Accomack /Northampton area. The site stated her father was John Bell. This is in response to "Bells of the Boarder" The Family members of Bennett have been located in Accomack, Smith Island, Hollands Island and Kent County, MD.
Phyllis  (Email address not shown), Mon, 21 Jul 2008 13:57:54 -0400.   
Subject:


This is the most awesome genealogy site I have EVER seen. How wonderful it is to see information properly sourced and sited. "Oh happy day" for all genealogists! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Kelley Miller  (Email address not shown), Sat, 19 Jul 2008 19:34:02 -0400.   
Subject: Looking for Bowden


I emailed someone a long time about about some Bowdens from Chincoteague. She sent me a listing that went back to Parker Bowden. We spoke of a family reunion. I now have a date. Can you contact me at kelleymiller@tmail.com
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sat, 19 Jul 2008 16:58:52 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Researching African American Scarber or any variation thereof


At quick glance this is all I was able to find regarding your query:

Walczyk, Gail M. Accomack Death Register 1853-1896; Arfican American Deaths. Coram NY: Petersrow Publishing, 2006.

Scarborough, Dan’l, C/m, 10 Mar 1888, in St Geo P, unk, 70yr b. Acc, h/o Mary, Bull, Wesley W., friend g/info.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com

Virginia Sheppard  (Email address not shown), Fri, 18 Jul 2008 11:26:20 -0400.   
Subject: Researching African American Scarber or any variation thereof


Looking for a Shepherd Scarber, born about 1855 in Accomack. I believe his fathers' name may be Dan.Found who I believe may be him in 1880 and 1860 census. Can find no other information on him. Believed to be married and divorced to a Tena Bayton.They had three children. Annie Virginia aka Jenn, Thomas and I believe Kate. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thank you
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:36:28 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Tubman Dashiell


Here's all that I have on Tubman Deshield and his brother:

James Fairfax Dashiell son of George and Arasy Dashiell, was born on 6 May 1761 in Somerset County, MD and was christened in Stepney Parish. (Wright, F. Edward. Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records 1751-1775. Westminster MD: Family Line Publications, 1994, p 44).

Tubman Dashiell son of George and Arasy Dashiell , was born on 17 August1763 in Somerset County, MD and was christened in Stepney Parish. (Wright, F. Edward. Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records 1751-1775. Westminster MD: Family Line Publications, 1994, p 47).

Gail M. Walczyk

Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Mon, 14 Jul 2008 20:55:42 -0400.   
Subject: Message Content


Folks,

This message board is intended for messages about the Eastern Shore of Virginia and relevant portions of Maryland and Delaware. Please restrict your queries to those areas.

Thanks,
Wayne Stith
Webmaster
Edward DeShields  (Email address not shown), Mon, 14 Jul 2008 17:04:21 -0400.   
Subject: My email address


edeshields@austin.rr.com
Edward DeShields  (Email address not shown), Mon, 14 Jul 2008 17:03:02 -0400.   
Subject: Tubman Dashiell


We are trying to locate the origins of a Tubman Dashiell that showed up in the Tyrell County, NC Census in 1810 Tubman was listed as 26 to 44 which would have made his birth date approximately in the 1766 – 1788 range.
kay eubanks gillen  (Email address not shown), Sat, 05 Jul 2008 01:19:23 -0400.   
Subject: Mariah Allen


Looking for parentage of Mariah Allen,born 1822 or 23,Northamton Co. NC. Thanks,K.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Fri, 27 Jun 2008 19:19:10 -0400.   
Subject: Ancestor John Smith (sigh)


(Whitelaw: 527)
1667 He [Ralph Dow] and his wife [sold the 400 acre southern part of A115] to Henry Smith and six years later he, now of Somerset Co., [MD] sold to John Smith.

(Mckey Accomack Orders 1671- 1673: 111).
8 February 1772/73
Deed: Henry Smith of Somerset County Maryland, sold to John Smith $00 Acres between Occahannock Creek and Nuswattattocks Creek on the Bay Side. It was formerly owned by Nathaniel Bradford, by Henry Eldredge and Ralph Dow. Signed 7 Febuary 1672/73, Hen. Smith Wtiinesses Jno. Fawsett and Geo. Watson.

He becomes known as John Smith (Occahannock) by 1691. (After he purchased the 400 acres from Henry Smith.)

At a court held in Northampton County the 28th day of January anno 1691 . . . Upon the complaint of Judith Lawrence a poor lame impotent woman whom Capt. Isaac Foxcroft brought into this county and disposed by him to John Smith of Occahannock by whom she declared she was very ill used and therefore was in dread and fear of her life if she should return thither again. It is therefore the judgement of the court that the Sheriff summons the said John Smith to the next court and that till then she the said Judith continue with Robert Lewis and the said Smith to make him the said Lewis reasonable satisfaction for the same and such further care to be taken for her till the time is expired she was disposed to him for as shall appear most just and legal.

Athough the deed recorded in Accomack (the land in question was close to the Accomack line), he became a first time owner with the purchase of this land. It's impossible to tell by this deed whether is was an immigrant. If that were the case the deed might read John Smith of (-----) instead of John Smith of Northampton County, Planter. I think that he was living in Northampton County prior to this deed as a tenant and emassed the 6000 lbs of tobacco by farming leased land.

Will of John Smith 1694 is on this site in COURT DOCUMENTS - WILLS.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com
Silver F. Smith  (Email address not shown), Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:43:29 -0400.   
Subject: Ancestor John Smith (sigh)


Thanks Gail. I have had a copy of John Smith's will for
some time but then found your transcription on line. I
was impressed that you figured out that SCRUL was squirrel.
It was the one word that I couldn't get. I was surprised that they would have such a specialized gun back in those days.

I had not heard that he was referred to as John Smith of
Occohannock. And I was not aware that he had any servants
or slaves. He had 9 sons and at least one daughter. I
assumed that would be enough help to run his plantation.

Your assessment of the situation is very logical. I'll
try to find land lease records on my John Smith. John
Smiths are a bear to research. Thanks again. Silver
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Fri, 27 Jun 2008 04:32:06 -0400.   
Subject: Ancestor John Smith (sigh)


(Whitelaw: 527)
1667 He [Ralph Dow] and his wife [sold the 400 acre southern part of A115] to Henry Smith and six years later he, now of Somerset Co., [MD] sold to John Smith.

(Mckey Accomack Orders 1671- 1673: 111).
8 February 1772/73
Deed: Henry Smith of Somerset County Maryland, sold to John Smith $00 Acres between Occahannock Creek and Nuswattattocks Creek on the Bay Side. It was formerly owned by Nathaniel Bradford, by Henry Eldredge and Ralph Dow. Signed 7 Febuary 1672/73, Hen. Smith Wtiinesses Jno. Fawsett and Geo. Watson.

He becomes known as John Smith (Occahannock) by 1691. (After he purchased the 400 acres from Henry Smith.)

At a court held in Northampton County the 28th day of January anno 1691 . . . Upon the complaint of Judith Lawrence a poor lame impotent woman whom Capt. Isaac Foxcroft brought into this county and disposed by him to John Smith of Occahannock by whom she declared she was very ill used and therefore was in dread and fear of her life if she should return thither again. It is therefore the judgement of the court that the Sheriff summons the said John Smith to the next court and that till then she the said Judith continue with Robert Lewis and the said Smith to make him the said Lewis reasonable satisfaction for the same and such further care to be taken for her till the time is expired she was disposed to him for as shall appear most just and legal.

Athough the deed recorded in Accomack (the land in question was close to the Accomack line), he became a first time owner with the purchase of this land. It's impossible to tell by this deed whether is was an immigrant. If that were the case the deed might read John Smith of (-----) instead of John Smith of Northampton County, Planter. I think that he was living in Northampton County prior to this deed as a tenant and emassed the 6000 lbs of tobacco by farming leased land.

Will of John Smith 1694 is on this site in COURT DOCUMENTS - WILLS.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com
Silver F. Smith  (Email address not shown), Thu, 26 Jun 2008 19:12:06 -0400.   
Subject: Ancestor John Smith (sigh)


So far I've discovered that I had 23 multi-great grandparents and between 500 to 750 cousins, aunts and uncles who lived on the Shore in the 1600s and 1700s. One
in particular has had me stumped for years. Yes, his
name was JOHN SMITH. In 1672/73 he bought 400 acres of land
from Capt. Henry Smith (no relation that I know of). In his deed Capt. Henry Smith referred to my John Smith as "of
Northampton County, Planter." My John Smith paid 6000 lbs. of tobacco and caske in hand." I can find no previous data on the Shore for my John Smith so I'm thinking that he may have been an immigrant. BUT, I don't think that he would have hauled 6000 lbs of tobacco from Europe, would he ?
Tobacco was going in the other direction. So where would he have gotten the tobacco ? Oddly enough, this deed was not
recorded in Northampton Co., but in the Accomac County
court ORDERS. Any thoughts on my John Smith, anybody ? Silver
WES MEARS  (Email address not shown), Tue, 24 Jun 2008 10:57:37 -0400.   
Subject: THANKS


THANKS GAIL! YOU ALWAYS SEEM TO HAVE AN ANSWER. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! AS I TOLD YOU EARLIER, SHOULD YOU EVER REDO "THE SPENCE FAMILY OF THE CHESAPEAKE ISLANDS" LET ME KNOW.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Fri, 20 Jun 2008 07:51:15 -0400.   
Subject: RE: JAMES SPENCE


About 20 years ago a fellow genealogist researched the below for me but he didn't include citations. He is now deceased. Over the years I have NOT FOUND THE TIME TO RESEARCH THIS MYSELF but he did tell me that he had found most but not all of it in Leslie Dryden's information that is now at the at Salisbury State Research Center in Princess Anne MD and that the citations could be found there. Before you use it reseach be done. Besides Mr. Dryden's work at Salisbury, some suggestions are:

Wright, F. Edward. Maryland Eastern Shore Vital Records 1648-1725. Westminster MD: Family Line Publications, 1993.
Powell, Jody., Somerset County Maryland Livestock Marks 1665-1722. Roanoke, TX: Jody Powell 1998.
_____. Genealogies of Virginia Families from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine. Vol. I-IV. Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc. 1981

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com

1 David Spence

David was born circa 1640. He married Ann, Mrs. David Spence circa 1665. The cattlemark of David Spence was recorded on 26 November 1666 in Somerset Co, MD: cropt of both ears and slits in the left. David died in 1679.

2 David Spence of David

He moved to Northumberland Co. VA. David was born in Somerset Co, MD on 25 January 1666/67. The cattlemark of David Spence of David was recorded on 4 April 1681 in Somerset Co, MD: "the spade of the right ear and cropt on the left". He married Sarah Downing the daughter of John circa 1695 in Northumberland County, VA. He married Mrs. Ann Edwards in 1711 in Northumberland County, VA. Both David and Alexander inherited "Spence's Choice." In 1755 David's grandchildren sold the Somerset County land. David Spence appears often in Northumberland County VA records on grand jurys and as appraiser of estates.

3 Ann Spence of David

Ann was born in Northumberland County, VA 19 April 1702.

3 John Spence of David

John was born in Northumberland County, VA 21 March 1707.

3 Sarah Spence of David

Sarah was born in Northumberland County, VA 18 December 1718.

2 Alexander Spence of David

Alexander was born in Somerset Co, MD on 13 September 1669. The cattlemark of Alexander Spence was recorded on 4 April 1681 in Somerset Co, MD: "cropt of both ears and slit in the right, one hole in the left". Both David and Alexander inherited "Spence's Choice."

3 James Spence of Alexander

James was born circa 1700.

2 John Spence of David

Thomas Roe assigned his patent of "Hereafter" to John Spence. John was born in Somerset Co, MD on 11 April 1672. He married Katherine, circa 1695. It was undocumented. In 1710 in Somerset Co, MD an unknown person bought "Dispence" from John Spence of David. In 1713 in Somerset Co, MD an unknown person bought "Hereafter" from John Spence of David.

3 John Spence of John

John was born in Somerset Co, MD circa 1711. John registered to pay taxes on the 1734 Tax List in Somerset Co, MD. John Spence witnessed the will of Ann Samuel in 1748.

4 James Spence of John

James was born in Somerset Co, MD circa 1750. He married Elizabeth Parks of Job Sr circa 1774. It was undocumented. James was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census in Somerset Co, MD. James was listed as the head of a family in the 1810 Census in Somerset Co, MD. James was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Somerset Co, MD.

2 James Spence of David

Thomas Roe assigned his patent of "Hereafter" to James Spence of David. James was born in Somerset Co, MD on 5 January 1674/75. He married Esther Booth of John circa 1698. The cattlemark of James Spence of David was recorded in 1702 :. In 1710 in Somerset Co, MD he bought "Dispence" from James Spence of David. In 1713 in Somerset Co, MD an unknown person bought "Hereafter" from James Spence of David. He moved to North Carolina after 1724.

3 Bridget Spence of James

Bridget was born in Somerset Co, MD circa 1700.

2 Ann Spence of David

Ann was born in Somerset Co, MD on 30 October 1677. The cattlemark of Ann Spence of David was recorded on 4 April 1681 in Somerset Co, MD: "cropt of both ears, two slits on the right, hole in the ear".
WES MEARS  (Email address not shown), Thu, 19 Jun 2008 22:07:47 -0400.   
Subject: JAMES SPENCE


DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFORMATION LINKING JAMES SPENCE, BORN 1755, MARRIED TO ELIZABETH PARKS CIRCA 1775, TO ANY OF THE SPENCE LINES IN SOMERSET CO MD?
Floyd Smith  (Email address not shown), Tue, 17 Jun 2008 08:19:30 -0400.   
Subject: Pictures for the virtual cemetery


I wanted to know what I have to do so I can take pictures for the virtual cemetery. Could you give me some insight on the process.
Sheila  (Email address not shown), Mon, 16 Jun 2008 15:10:40 -0400.   
Subject: Hi


Hi Gail!I'v not spoke with you in a while and wanted to say hi, and thank you and Wayne for stopping in and seing me about a month ago. I was just so lucky to have been there at the library the same time you were there.If you get time send me a email I want to up date you on the house. I will talk with you soon.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Mon, 16 Jun 2008 00:47:54 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Levi Parker & Susannah Dowden


Around 1808 some of the soldiers (comissioned) in the Revolutionary were given bounty land in Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia and other territories. Maybe both your Parker and Dowden ancestors recieved bounty land after the war and traveled to Kentucky.

Two web sites that migh be useful are:

http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/land
http://sos.ky.gov/land/military

Or do a goggle search for Bounty Land Records or Kentucky Bounty Land Records

There is an on going Parker Family YDNA project that can be found at:

http://web.utk.edu/~corn/parkerdna/park5.htm

This project has been going on for about 5 years and has had 170 partipants and has isolated 76 different and distinct Parker families. Maybe you will find some assistance there.

The info that you have posted here is hard to anything with.

Good Luck,

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com
Julia Parker  (Email address not shown), Sun, 15 Jun 2008 23:55:17 -0400.   
Subject: Levi Parker & Susannah Dowden


Need help finding a Levi Parker And his parent's Birth around 1780 1790 Death 1830 He married Susannah Dowden Sept 16 or 17 1818 Madison Co. Ky. Susannah Dowden Father is James Dowden born 1758. Lived around the St. Mary's Co. Maryland. Some say he is from Virginia. He Moved to Bourbon Ky. 1791 and the to Madison Co. Ky.1792. I thought maybe they traveled together. Would love to hear from some one with info
Phyllis  (Email address not shown), Fri, 13 Jun 2008 00:14:46 -0400.   
Subject: Original Wills & Deeds


Thank you so very much for these scans. They are so very helpful and clear and sure do beat abstracts. This is a wonderful genealogy gift!
Lori  (Email address not shown), Mon, 02 Jun 2008 14:12:00 -0400.   
Subject: Smith, Bell, Tilney Families


I'm looking for information on William Smith, s/o Thomas Smith, bn abt 1700 & married to Susanna Tilney. Also, any info about William Bell, s/o Thomas Bell, married to Sarah Tilney. Susanna & Sarah were sisters, daughters of John Tilney & Sarah Nottingham. Thanks for the assistance! Lori
Jordano Parkes  (Email address not shown), Mon, 19 May 2008 14:21:49 -0400.   
Subject: Buscando ancestros


Soy de santiago de chile y busco descendientes de Thomas Parkes Cooke o Coffe no recuerdo el ultmio apellido de mi bisabuelo el debio llegar a chile en 1840


Jordano Parkes  (Email address not shown), Mon, 19 May 2008 14:21:41 -0400.   
Subject: Buscando ancestros


Soy de santiago de chile y busco descendientes de Thomas Parkes Cooke o Coffe no recuerdo el ultmio apellido de mi bisabuelo el debio llegar a chile en 1840


Jordano Parkes  (Email address not shown), Mon, 19 May 2008 14:21:03 -0400.   
Subject: Buscando ancestros


Soy de santiago de chile y busco descendientes de Thomas Parkes Cooke o Coffe no recuerdo el ultmio apellido de mi bisabuelo el debio llegar a chile en 1840


Baba  (Email address not shown), Sun, 11 May 2008 19:38:36 -0400.   
Subject: Tracing relatives


Hello
Hope you can help. I'm tracing details about the family of James H Hope and Loubelia from lee estate Accomac (1893 approximately). Any information would be greatly appreciated
Thanks
Baba
Baba  (Email address not shown), Sun, 11 May 2008 19:36:21 -0400.   
Subject: Tracing relatives


Hello
Hope you can help. I'm tracing details about the family of James H Hope and Loubelia from lee estate Accomac. Any infomration would be greatly appreciated
Thanks
Baba
Iris [name withheld]  (Email address not shown), Sat, 10 May 2008 16:39:57 -0400.   
Subject: Sheila [name withheld]


Gail, It was so much fun hearing my niece tell about being with you about the ghosts in her house. You are so neat. I had mentioned that she should talk to you and she said "let me tell you what happened" and it was all about you. thanks for being what you are....Iris
Brenda Shields  (Email address not shown), Sun, 04 May 2008 14:42:08 -0400.   
Subject: Cemetary on Tilghman Island


My mother just passed away on December 26, 2007 and we buried her on Tilghman Island along with the rest of my family and ancestors (my grandmother, her parents, and all the ancestors of my grandmother's parents). My maternal grandmother's family members are all from Tilghman Island and there are some who still live there, including one of my grandmother's uncles. I have become more and more interested in my heritage on that side of my family and when I discovered this site I was thinking that perhaps I could be related in some way to many of you. I might also be able to provide information for some of you. There is a book that was written by one of my grandmother's cousins called "Twig and Turf" all about my family, relatives, and ancestors. I'm going to keep checking this site.
S Bell  (Email address not shown), Mon, 28 Apr 2008 08:53:58 -0400.   
Subject: Bell of the Border, Scotland


Hi! I am trying to locate Bells from the Borders of Scotland, who emigrated to Accomark and NorthHampton Counties between 1707 and 1729. They would have probably come by way of the Ulster to North America.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 16 Apr 2008 17:25:09 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Emory Dickerson


In 1999 I transcribed and published: Walczyk, Gail M. The Accomack County Death Register 1853-1896. Coram, NY: Peter's Row,1999. Emory Dickerson does not appear there. I did I search for "May 1863 and found only one death recorded in 1863, that of a James White, age 70, son of Joahim & Mary. It seems that there were only a few deaths recorded in Accomack for the Civil War years. Did he die in Accomack?

I found an earlier Emory marrying in Somerset County.

Pollitt, Roy C. Somerset County Marriage Records 1796-1871. Prince George, VA: Old Somerset House, 1986, p. 38.

Emory Dickerson / Polly White, 30 November 1803.

I do not find an Emory Dickerson of the age of the Emory Dickerson (32) that appears in the Accomack 1850 Census in any of the below books:

Powell, Jody. Accomack County Virginia 1840 Census. Roanoke TX: Jody Powell.

Turman, Nora Miller. Marriage Records of Accomack County, Virginia 1776-1854, Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers' Returns. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1994.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com
newman thomas  (Email address not shown), Wed, 16 Apr 2008 16:52:19 -0400.   
Subject: margaret thomas


hi gail, i'm sure i have a photo copy. i photo copy all the documents that i transcribe from the library. i'll send it to you gladly. you may have a point that peggy could be margaret. margaret was listed in the household of her father, john in 1850. so was her brother, joshua m. thomas, yet listed next door in another household was his wife, julia ann (julian) and children margaret, william, george, nelly and aaron. when johns wife, ann died in 1870, his will called for the estate to be settled. john and ann's son, joshua m. died of pnuemonia in march of 1870. the will called for joshua and his sister rachel to pay sister margaret i think 150.00 each. the chancery order was "trevis parks & wife:who sue,etc: Pltffs. against joshua thomas, adm. and others, defts.} in chancery. named in the suit were joshua's children william, margaret, george, nelly and arron. i think i have a few more abstracts concerning this. i think they concern the auction of the land left to joshua (the oyster creek land), his son william seymour thomas bought it. if i find them, i'll send those also.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 16 Apr 2008 16:16:24 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Margaret Thomas


Newman,

Do you have a photo copy of the original order (order bk. 1870-73, p.164,165)? If you do would you send it to me.

There aren't any recorded deaths in Accomack Co., VA, for a or Peggy Margaret Parks/Parkes in 1874. Nor are there any marriage records in Accomack Co., VA. or Somerset Co. for a Travis Parks.

The reference to the twins born to Travis and Margaret Parks on http://easternshoreheritage.com - Since Peggy is a nickname for Margret, this Margaret must have been the Peggy listed with Travis in the 1850 census, since the informant was John Thomas, FRIEND, not BROTHER.

Gail M. Walczyk
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http://petersrow.com
newman thomas  (Email address not shown), Wed, 16 Apr 2008 14:19:31 -0400.   
Subject: margaret thomas


hi gail, on tangier island, in the cemetery on long bridge road, there is a tombstone for margaret parks. the grave is in the thomas family section, located next to ann thomas, john thomas, john p. thomas, lybrand thomas, etc. margaret's stone reads....in memory of margareth parks, born oct.1, 1827 died march 29, 1874, affliction, sore for years i bore, physicians were in vain, at length God pleased to give me ease, and freed me from my pain. margaret thomas parks was married to travis parks(marriage was unrecorded). she was his second wife(evidence in order bk. 1870-73, p.164,165). his first wife, "peggy" by 1850 census must have died shortly after the census. margaret is listed in your research of multiple births, informant "john thomas, friend" gave information. was margaret listed on the accomack death register?
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 16 Apr 2008 11:47:08 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Emory Dickerson


In 1999 I transcribed and published: Walczyk, Gail M. The Accomack County Death Register 1853-1896. Coram, NY: Peter's Row,1999. Emory Dickerson does not appear there. I did I search for "May 1863 and found only one death recorded in 1863, that of a James White, age 70, son of Joahim & Mary. It seems that there were only a few deaths recorded in Accomack for the Civil War years. Did he die in Accomack?

I found an earlier Emory marrying in Somerset County.

Pollitt, Roy C. Somerset County Marriage Records 1796-1871. Prince George, VA: Old Somerset House, 1986, p. 38.

Emory Dickerson / Polly White, 30 November 1803.

I do not find an Emory Dickerson of the age of the Emory Dickerson (32) that appears in the Accomack 1850 Census in any of the below books:

Powell, Jody. Accomack County Virginia 1840 Census. Roanoke TX: Jody Powell.

Turman, Nora Miller. Marriage Records of Accomack County, Virginia 1776-1854, Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers' Returns. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1994.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com
Linda Dickerson  (Email address not shown), Wed, 16 Apr 2008 09:25:04 -0400.   
Subject: Re: Emory Dickerson


Regarding Emory Dickerson's death I was told by a distant cousin also researching Emory that he was on some type of death register as being "killed" in May, 1863.
I have every other piece of information that I need EXCEPT who his parents were. Thank you all for such a quick response.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Tue, 15 Apr 2008 17:39:03 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Thomas Documents


Thanks,

Gail M. Walczyk
newman thomas  (Email address not shown), Tue, 15 Apr 2008 14:56:35 -0400.   
Subject: joshua thomas documents


hi gail, i am sending you some documents relating to the parson by e-mail. one is a grant to the governor of virginia and the other is his last will and testament. i hope you find them of some interest.
newman thomas  (Email address not shown), Sat, 12 Apr 2008 18:35:23 -0400.   
Subject: re: maryland marriages


hi gail, thanks for checking. i've had the same problem locating the marriage record for lybrand h. thomas, the grandfather of lizzie. he married in 1909 for the second time. perhaps, it being the age of steamboat travel, they may have traveled to baltimore or norfolk to marry. i "visit" your site all the time and have learned quite a bit about my family from tangier island. thanks again, newman.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sat, 12 Apr 2008 17:11:08 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Somerset Co. Marriages


Hi Newman,

I've looked in _____. Accomack County Virginia Marriage Records #4 1896-1925.
Dryden, Ruth T. Lower Eastern Shore Maryland Marriages including the Counties of Somerset, Worcester, Wicomico. San Diego CA: Ruth T. Dryden, 1991( 1865-1906).
and
Mihalyka, Jean, Parks, Millie & Wilson Faye D. Tangier Abstracts - Tangier Island, Virginia. Genealogical Records Committee, Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution, Mrs. Eldred Yochim, State Regent, Mrs. William H. Austin Jr. State Chairman, 1978, Copy at the Eastern Shore Public Library. (Contains the marriage the couples married in the Methodist Church there whether no matter which in which state they applied for the license in and goes to 1910).

No record in any of the above. If there was a license recorded for Elizabeth Dean Thomas after 1910 it would be of record at the Court House in Princess Anne MD.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com
newman thomas  (Email address not shown), Sat, 12 Apr 2008 15:32:42 -0400.   
Subject: somerset co. marriages


dear gail, i'm looking for marriage information on tangier island resident elizabeth dean "lizzie" thomas. she married early d. lane circa oct. 1909. she was the daughter of isaiah and nelly thomas of tangier. she was mentioned in her grandfather, lybrand h. thomas' will as "lizzie lane." she was listed in maryland 1910 census in household headed by father in law "louis lane" who was living in district of lawsons, somerset co. my question is would you know someone who might i contact for maryland marriage information. thanks for any help you could give. newman thomas
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Fri, 11 Apr 2008 23:04:25 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Emory Dickerson


Scherzinger, Patricia. Accomack County Virginia 1850 Census. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1988, p. 35.

Accomack Parish HH732
Dickerson, Emory , lbr, 32, m, VA
Dickerson, Bernetta, 27, f, VA
Wilson Miceah, 50 f, VA
Stovkley, Milly B, 55, f, VA
Stockley, Lotty B, 22 f, VA


Gail M. Walczyk
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newman thomas  (Email address not shown), Fri, 11 Apr 2008 18:44:36 -0400.   
Subject: re emory dickerson


linda, emory dickerson can be found in 1860 census, accomack parish, p.o. metompkin in household 846/845. the last name is blurred somewhat and listed as follows..
emory dickerson, age 48,w,m,occupation "day laborer,"b. va.
bernette dickerson, age 37,w,f,b.va.
wesley f. dickerson, age 10,w,m,b.va.
susan j. dickerson, age 7,w,f,b.va.
sewell? dickerson, age 3,w,m,b.va.
how do you know date of death?
Linda Dickerson  (Email address not shown), Thu, 10 Apr 2008 20:48:00 -0400.   
Subject: Emory Dickerson


I am searching for any information on Emory Dickerson, born approx 1818 and died May of 1863 in Accomack County.
Married Burnette in ...???
Thank you.
newman thomas  (Email address not shown), Wed, 02 Apr 2008 13:58:23 -0400.   
Subject: death certificates


searching for death certificate of isaiah thomas in crisfield, somerset co.maryland. he was age 64 in 1930 crisfield census in hh#110/116 headed by his son "ashby s. thomas. parents were lybrand h. & polly thomas of tangier island. i have va. death certificates 1912-1938 for tangier if someone needs a look up. thanks
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Fri, 21 Mar 2008 18:03:15 -0400.   
Subject: RE; Hornsby Family of Accomack


Turman, Nora Miller. Marriage Records of Accomack County, Virginia 1776-1854, Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers' Returns. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1994, p. 136.

Hornsby, James / Elizabeth Bradford 30 December 1851.

Walczyk, Gail M. The Accomack County Death Register 1853-1896. Coram, NY: Peter's Row,1999.

Hornsby, Jas. H., W/m, 29 Jun 1893, 2nd Dist., cancer, 72yr c/o Jas., b. in VA, farmer, h/o Eliz. Hornsby, Jas. T., son g/info. (born circa 1821).

Although the marriage of Abel and Mattie does not appear in the records of Accomack County, they might be the Abel Lee Hornsby and Martha J. Hornsby who are buried in St. George Churchyard.

Crowson, E. Thomas and Hite, Susan Crowson. Accomack County, Virginia 1860. Bowie MD: Heritage Books Inc. 1987, p. 337, 338.
(337)
Household 1297 Family 1426
James Hornsby 39 (born circa 1821)
Elizt Hornsby 28, (born circa 1832)
James Hornsby 8 (born circa 1752)
(338)
Wm. Hornsby 7 (born circa 1753)
Geo. 4 (born circa 1756)
Mary 2 (born circa 1758)
John R. 2/12 (2 months, born circa 1660)
Joe Kelly  (Email address not shown), Fri, 21 Mar 2008 14:51:20 -0400.   
Subject: Hornsby Family of Accomack


James H. HORNSBY m. Lizzie BRADFORD ca 1851. Seeking information on their parents, gparents etc. Their son, Abel, m. Mattie BRADFORD ca 1890. Who were Mattie's parents?
Thanks much Joe K
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Fri, 14 Mar 2008 16:08:03 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Andrew Hamilton DNA


To find out more about Hamilton DNA projects do a Google search for Hamilton DNA.

Gail M. Walczyk
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Fri, 14 Mar 2008 15:59:50 -0400.   
Subject:


I don't know of any male decendants of Andrew Hamilton, m. Ann Brown Preeson, that have submitted their DNA to any genealogy project. Here's the URL of the Hamilton DNA Porject http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/g/a/gah4/HamDNA/H1.html

Gail M. Walczyk

Diana Fields  (Email address not shown), Fri, 14 Mar 2008 11:58:03 -0400.   
Subject: Andrew Hamilton DNA?


I am wondering if there are any mail decendants of Andrew Hamilton, m. Ann Brown Preeson, that have submitted their DNA to any genealogy project. Also, looking for 18th century connections with any Fields families. I have an orphaned Hamilton raised by Fields in KY, that I am trying to place.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Thu, 06 Mar 2008 20:24:34 -0500.   
Subject: RE:Bradford


You wrote: I interpreted the birth date for Lillia from the 1882-1892 AccCoBR :491 as 1888Feb25 vs Feb02. Any way to double check the date?,

I took a look at the database that was created before that the book was written from. The database has: 491 48 Bradford, Lillia S., w/f , a, 2/25/1988, born in Acc., Bradford, Frank M., Farmer, living in St. Geo. # 2, Bradford, Rachael, Bradford, F. M., Father. The 5 in 25 must have been lost is editing.

Bradford, None, w/m, 13 Aug 1892, born in Acc., s/o Bradford, Frank M., Farmer, living in St. Geo. #2, & Rachael. Mother g/info.
Bradford, None, W/m, 21 Apr 1892, St. Geo. P., unk., 8da c/o Frank M. & Rachel, b. Acc. Mother g/info. (died)


Both databases contain the same information as written below. It seem to me it was the same child.
Joseph Kelly  (Email address not shown), Thu, 06 Mar 2008 15:28:16 -0500.   
Subject: Bradford Family


Gail:
Thank you very much for the information on the Bradford's. You show an unnamed w/m b. 1892Aug13 & an unnamed w/m (8days) d.1892Apr21. Did you mean to indicate d. 1892Aug21?
For your information/file, the unnamed female b. 1896Jan12 was named Nannie Lee. She married Littleton Cropper, 1911Jul25. I interpreted the birth date for Lillia from the 1882-1892 AccCoBR :491 as 1888Feb25 vs Feb02. Any way to double check the date?
Gratefully;
JoeK
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sun, 24 Feb 2008 14:17:41 -0500.   
Subject: Re: Bradford


Here is some infromation on Francis M. and Rachel Bradford.

Miles, Barry W., and Miles Moody K. III. Marriage Records of Accomack County, Virginia 1854-1895. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., p. 63

Bradford, Francis M. 25 Single, Farming, born in Accomack, living in Accomack, son of William and Maria, to Rachel A. Poulson 24 Widow, born in Accomack, living in Accomack, daugther of William & Mary Miller on 2 September 1883 at Locust Mount by JWA Elliott.

Walczyk, Gail M. Accomack County Birth Register Vol. III 1886-1896. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2000, p. 23.

Bradford, Lillia S., w/f, 2 Feb 1888, born in Acc., d/o Bradford, Frank M., Farmer, living in St. Geo. #2, & Rachael. Father g/info.
Bradford, William E., w/m, 17 Jun 1889, born in Acc., s/o Bradford, Frank M., Farmer, living in St. Geo. #2, & Rachael. Mother g/info.
Bradford, None, w/m, 13 Aug 1892, born in Acc., s/o Bradford, Frank M., Farmer, living in St. Geo. #2, & Rachael. Mother g/info.
Bradford, Frank W., w/m, 2 Nov 1890, born in Acc., s/o Bradford, Frank M., Farmer, living in St. Geo. #2, & Rachael A. Father g/info.
Bradford, Emerson, w/m, 17 Jul 1893, born in Acc. Co., s/o Bradford, Frank M., Farmer, living in Dist. #2, & Rachael. Father g/info.
Bradford, Henry C., w/m, 19 Oct 1894, born in Acc. Co., s/o Bradford, Frank M., Farmer, living in Dist. #2, Rachel. Mother g/info.
Bradford, None, w/f, 12 Jan 1896, born in Acc. Co, d/o Bradford, Frank M., Farmer, living in Dist. #2, & Rachael. Father g/info.

Walczyk, Gail M. The Accomack County Death Register 1853-1896. Coram, NY: Peter's Row,1999. p. 20.

Bradford, Emma Lee, W/f, 15 Aug 1891, St. Geo. P., pneumonia, 4yr c/o Frank M. & Rachael, b. Acc. Father g/info.
Bradford, None, W/m, 21 Apr 1892, St. Geo. P., unk., 8da c/o Frank M. & Rachel, b. Acc. Mother g/info.

Gail M. Walczyk
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Kayellen Stakes  (Email address not shown), Sun, 24 Feb 2008 13:43:07 -0500.   
Subject: Stakes/Parker


What a wonderful site this is I am so glad I found it!
I have been on the hunt for my paternal ancestors. The earliest recors I have of them is a marriage record of Johannes/Johannas Stakes to Anne Parker in Accomack in 1799. From digging I have also come across information that Anne was the daughter of 1stLt.Richard Parker of the Diligence Galley during the Revolution. Also information in the Miles Files and Mears collection pointing to some Parker history pertaining to the Stakes/Parker union.

My problem is that I cannot locate any information (within my reach) of any "Stakes" in or from the areas of Accomack or surrounding counties.

Is there anyone out here that can either enlighten me on the "Stakes" or point me in a direction where I might locate such information? I have no access to genalogy libriaries here and cannot afford to travel beyond a few towns over.

Any help, clue or suggestion would be greatly appreciated!

Kayellen Stakes
Joe Kelly  (Email address not shown), Fri, 15 Feb 2008 16:14:27 -0500.   
Subject: Bradford-Hornsby Families


Tracing the subject families for my wife's step-brother. His grandparents were William Edward BRADFORD (1889-1948) & Nannie Elizabeth HORNSBY. William was the s/o Frank M. & Rachel Ann (nee unknown)Bradford. Nannie was the d/o John W. & Clara A. Wallace Hornsby. Seeking information on the gggranparents & gggggrandparents on both sides of the family. I believe the lines go as follows but have no proof. John, Herman, William E.[Nannie], Frank M.[Rachel},William [Maria]; John, Herman, Nannie [Wm. E.], John W. [Clara], James H. [Lizzie]. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks JoeK
Kene G. Tadlock-Boyd  (Email address not shown), Mon, 11 Feb 2008 15:57:50 -0500.   
Subject: Henery and/or Richard Tatlock (abt. 1654-1663)


I am trying to determine if the following people are related to me. I've only been able to trace my family tree back to an Edward Tatlock who is found in North Carolina in 1702. I think he is connected to the following people somehow but need more information. I am looking for information on a Henery, Richard & Thomas Tatlock. Old family records indicate that Henery and Richard both came to the Colony of Virginia at the same time, but no specific dates are given. We did find that Richard died in Accomack County Virginia on July 1, 1684 and left a widow by the name of Mary (last name unknown). At this time I haven't been able to find any info. for Henery. Other information shows that a Thomas Tatlock was involved in an attempted theft in 1663, arrested in Accamack Co. and subsequently released. I am very interested in obtaining any additional information on these folks if someone has it to share or can point me in the right direction.
There is also information that on 17 Sep 1672 a certificate was granted to Capt. Dan'l Jenifer for 800 a. of land for transporting (among many others) Richard Tatlock. I would also like to know more Capt. Daniel Jenifer if possible.
Best regards and thanks for your help, Kene G. Tadlock-Boyd
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 06 Feb 2008 19:57:13 -0500.   
Subject: RE: Savage Information


Here's a few more clues I found:

Walczyk, Gail M. Accomack County Processioners Returns 1797-1816. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2004.

On Febr 23 1895/96 Severn Savage was noted in St. George Parish District 5. The text reads in part: Lines between John Downing & Severn Savage. Lines between Robinson Savage & Severn Savage.

In the 1803/04 Procsssion Sever Savage was noted In St. Geroge Parish District 5. the Text in part reads: Lines between John Downing & Severn Savage. Lines between Robinson Savage & Severn Savage (64).

In the 1808, Severn Savage was noted in St. George District 5. The text in part reads: Lines between Jno Downing & Severn Savage. Lines between Severn Savage & Robinson Savage, John Downing, John Harmon & Kendall Richardson present (Walczyk Processions p. 117).

Severn Savage died before the 1812 Procession as did his brother Charles. (Walczyk Processions p. 153).

In the 1812 Procession Severn Savage was again noted in District 5. the text in part reads: March 23rd Lines between Joseph Savage & The heirs of Severn Savage, Wm S. Custis present. Lines between The heirs of Severn Savage & William S. Custis. Lines between William S. Custis & The heirs of Charles Savage. Lines between William S. Custis & The heirs of Severn Savage (153).

Miles, Barry W., and Miles Moody K. III. Accomack Co. Va, Wills & Administrations 1800-1860. Bowie MD: Heritage Books Inc. 2000; pp. 464.

SAVAGE, CHARLES, 31 Januar 1825 (Order, Audit , & Recorded) - Lovey Savage Admr. of Charles Savage dec'd. Balance due from the estate of Major John Wise dec'd late admr. & per audit & settlement by William Gillett his extr. Cash received of William S. Custis for payments on the Northampton land. Cash received of William P. Custis for sale of Negro Mary. Cash received of William P. Custis for rent of Severn E. Savage's land for 1816 & 1817. Cash recieved from Major S. Pitts, Thoomas R. Joynes & William Gillett for balance due from the estate of Severn E. Savage. Auditors: William P. Moore & William Gillett.

Gail M. Walczyk
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Sally Savage Rudolph  (Email address not shown), Wed, 06 Feb 2008 15:45:56 -0500.   
Subject: re:Savage info


Gail,
Thank you for response and info. I'm going to follow this trail and see if it is answer to my "brick wall"
Sally
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 30 Jan 2008 18:04:18 -0500.   
Subject: Re: Savage family line


The Severn Eyre Savage mentioned in the will of John Savage below might be Severn E. Savage.

Gail M. Walczyk
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 30 Jan 2008 18:00:46 -0500.   
Subject: Re: Savage family line


Nottingham, Stratton. Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia 1663-1800. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1990; p. 396.

SAVAGE, JOHN - 30 Mar. 1792 - 31 July 1792 - To wife Margaret my Metompkin plantation & 10 negroes in lieu of dower in the rest of my land & slaves during her wid, she to bring up & educate my children. To son William Savage. To son Thomas Waters Savage. To son George Savage. To son Severn Eyre Savage. To son Charles Savage. To son Joseph Savage. To daughter Anne Savage. Bal. of estate, real & personal, to be sold except the plantation I bought of James Henry, which I leave to bring up my children until the youngest arrives to the age of 18 years, & then to be equally divided between all my children. Wife Marga­ret Exec. Friends John Stringer of Northampton & George Waters of Somerset County, Maryland, Exrs. Witt: William Gibb, William Bowman, George Corbin, Tully Snead, William Parker. In order of probate: 26 Oct. 1801 - On the motion of Margaret A. Custis, Adm. with the will annexed, granted her on the estate of John Savage, deceased William Custis, Thomas Custis & John Custis, (S.S.) sec.

Gail M. Walczyk
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Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 30 Jan 2008 17:59:04 -0500.   
Subject: Re: Savage family line



Sally Savage Rudolph  (Email address not shown), Tue, 29 Jan 2008 19:23:43 -0500.   
Subject: Savage family line


Looking for info on Samuel Henry Savage, born near Baltimore, MD @ 1810. Living near Norfolk, VA, per family lore, when emigrated to Dearborn County, IN, to become steamboat pilot. Found a reference to "Savage, Sally Accomack County 1817/12/04 Widow of Severn E. Savage of Baltimore who died intestate, asking for permission to sell lots left by her husband's father John Savage. Includes release of claim by Lovey Savage. 1 1 57 "
This is closest reference to time frames of my gggrandfather, that I have found.

Any info on this line greatly appreciated.

Sally Savage Rudolph


Norma Ford  (Email address not shown), Tue, 22 Jan 2008 02:20:52 -0500.   
Subject: James Hewitt family that used to live in Somerset county, Maryland


Looking for any of the James Hewitt family that used to live in Somerset County, Maryland
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Mon, 07 Jan 2008 08:44:49 -0500.   
Subject: William and Nancy Polk


I went through the below books of the marriages recorded in Accomack and the surrounding counties and did not find a marriage record for William Polk and his second wife Nancy. This doesn't mean he didn't marry her, just, as with many marriages, there is no record of the recording of this marriage.

Turman, Nora Miller. Marriage Records of Accomack County, Virginia 1776-1854, Recorded in Bonds, Licenses and Ministers' Returns. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1994, Powell, Jody. Worcester County Maryland
Mihalyka, Jean M. Marriages. Northampton County, Virginia 1660/1-1854. Bowie MD: Heritage Books Inc., 1990.
Marriage Records 1795-1865. Roanoke TX: Jody Powell, 1990.
Pollitt, Roy C. Somerset County Marriage Records 1796-1871. Prince George, VA: Old Somerset House, 1986.

Gail M. Walczyk
Becki (Polk) Blair  (Email address not shown), Sun, 06 Jan 2008 23:30:39 -0500.   
Subject: Wonderful website!


What a treasure I found when I stumbled onto your website this evening while seaching the internet for information about Accomack Co., Virginia, where my ancestors, Capt. William and Sabra (Bradford) Polk lived. After Sabra (Bradford) Polk died, supposedly William Polk remarried but I've never been able to find any proof to that effect until now. On your website I found a deed where in 1800 our William Polk and his 'wife, Nancy' sold some land to William (and Sabra's) son, James Polk. Now at last I have proof that there WAS a second wife and that her name was Nancy. Is there anyone that has access to old marriage records for Accomack County between 1786 (when Sabra Bradford Polk died, daughter of William and Sarah Bradford)and 1800 where I might be able to find a record of this second marriage? I'm from Ohio and not physically able to travel. Would appreciate any help or guidance!
Becki (Polk) Blair

Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Tue, 01 Jan 2008 16:27:03 -0500.   
Subject: Re: Richard Hanby


Sorry, but tombstones for 17th century Virginians are extremely rare. He is not listed in any of the ESVA cemetery books.
ronnie bishop  (Email address not shown), Tue, 01 Jan 2008 16:12:15 -0500.   
Subject: richard hanby


hi,
i was trying to locate a photo of richard hanby's headstone, if he has one.
richard hanby was born abt. 1626 and died abt. 1683.
thank you.
ronnie
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 26 Dec 2007 14:03:18 -0500.   
Subject: RE: Pruitts


Hi Mary,

Pictures of both the tombstones of Raymond P. Pruitt and his wife Ida A. can be found in the Virtual Cemetery Project on this site.

Gail M. Walczyk
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 26 Dec 2007 13:59:27 -0500.   
Subject: RE: Pruitts


Hi Mary,


Mihalyka, Jean M., Parks, Millie, Wilson, Faye D. Tangier Abstracts. Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Records Committee,Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution, Mrs. Eldred Yochim, State Regent, Mrs. William H. Austin Jr. State Chairman, 1978.

The above book contains the Birth and Baptismal Records of some of the people of Tangier Island. It also contains some Marriage records until 1910.

The below book contains some of the Tombstone data until 1966.

Mihalyka, Jean, Parks, Millie & Wilson Faye D. Tombstone Inscriptions - Tangier Island, Virginia. Genealogical Records Committee, Virginia Daughters of the American Revolution, Mrs. Eldred Yochim, State Regent, Mrs. William H. Austin Jr. State Chairman, 1978.

Both books can be found at the in the Family Room at the Eastern Shore Public Library, Accomac VA. I don't think there are many copies out there.

About 10 years ago I published both the Birth Register and the Death Register for Accomack Co., VA. Neither Raymond Perry nor Ida A.'s births were recorded though the births of some of their siblings were.

Gail M. Walczyk
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Mary  (Email address not shown), Wed, 26 Dec 2007 12:51:02 -0500.   
Subject: Pruitts


Gail, wow, thanks for such a quick and informative reply about the Pruitts! Do you know where I might find birth/death dates for them? Also, I'm trying to find out the 'real' name of Virginia Pruitt (we found it listed two different ways on two different forms). We got a typed 'copy' of her birth record, but the first/middle names do not match at all from what she called herself or how the family knew her. Any suggestions?
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 26 Dec 2007 11:27:03 -0500.   
Subject: RE: Raymond Perry Pruitt families


Raymond Perry Pruitt was the son of Edward Stephen Pruitt and Margaret Emily Crockett. He was born on 1 October 1883 and baptised on 2 September 1884.

Ida A. Eskridge was the daughter of Mahlon Eslridge and Esther "Jane" Dise. She was born on 3 September 1882 and baptised on 8 November 1883.

Gail M. Walczyk
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Mary G. O\'Brien  (Email address not shown), Wed, 26 Dec 2007 10:41:37 -0500.   
Subject: Raymond Perry Pruitt families


I'm looking for info on my husband's mother's family...Capt. Raymond P. Pruitt and wife Ida A. Eskridge.
Their daughter, Virginia Pruitt is my deceased mother-in-law. The family is interested in her full name (Anna, Anne?) Virginia Pruitt or Virginia Lee Pruitt, etc. Any other info on Raymond's parents and Ida's family also much appreciated. Thanks so much
Floyd Smith Jr  (Email address not shown), Tue, 18 Dec 2007 09:07:20 -0500.   
Subject: updating the Hacks Neck book by James E. Mears


I just want to state that I have enjoyed using the virtual cemetery for my research. I am trying to update the genealogical part of the book to the present time.
Joyce Sharpley  (Email address not shown), Mon, 03 Dec 2007 13:00:05 -0500.   
Subject: SHARPLEY surname and CD


Hi Gail,

How lucky I was to meet you at the library in Accomack. You said you would put me in touch with someone who could help me with the Gordy Surname (Margaret Gordy b. 1852 in DE). Also, Please e-mail me so I can send you that pictures Chris took. I can cut a copy CD for you and snail mail it to you. There are many of the original documents we copied in the court house. We plan another trip there next May.

Joyce
joycesharpley@comcast.net

Cheryl Bennett Vikaros  (Email address not shown), Sun, 30 Sep 2007 19:34:11 -0400.   
Subject: Holland's Island and Deal Island


I'm researching the family of George B. Walter of Holland's Island and his daughter who married William H. Jones AKA Henry Jones. This line also connects to the Bennetts of Accomack. I have found your research very helpful. Thank you for making so much available online.
Robert Parker  (Email address not shown), Wed, 26 Sep 2007 15:07:18 -0400.   
Subject: a word of encouragement


dear Gail
when i first heard of your work, i thought that you were just a hobbyist, with a casual interest in family history.
but now that i had a chance to browse around on the various web sites, i am totally impressed with the level of dedication and professionalisim you bring to the picture. you are a trully remakable woman. thank you for
the wonderfull contributions. you go girl.....
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Mon, 03 Sep 2007 18:28:52 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Jepetha Bell


Mihalyka, Jean M. Marriages Northampton County, Virginia 1660/1-1854. Bowie MD: Heritage Books Inc., 1990: 7.

A quick look found this:

BELL, Jeptha, to (Miss) Louisa Bell 11 Jan. 1830 d/o of Jesse Bell security & as to Jeptha's age; Married 12 Jan. 1830 by G. Wescoat.

Gail M. Walczyk
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Johanna Hamilton  (Email address not shown), Mon, 03 Sep 2007 17:18:45 -0400.   
Subject: Bell family of Northampton County, VA


Hi! I am looking for information on a Jepetha (sp?) Bell b. 1805 found on 1850 census for Smith Island, Northampton County, VA. He was married to a Louisa and had 6 children: George, Mathilda, John E., Henrietta, Lucy, and Virginia Catherine. VA Catherine married William John Hamilton. I can't find Jepetha on any other census and I don't know who is ancestors are. If anyone has information on this family I would greatly appreciate help with this brick wall.
Thanks!
Diane Rehm  (Email address not shown), Tue, 28 Aug 2007 21:55:27 -0400.   
Subject: Thomas S. & Sarah Parks


Gail, Thank you for all your help. Maybe someday I'll find when & where they married. I did forget to add Levin Parks to the list of their children, and also there was a Revel A.Parks b.11 Mar 1867, d.14 Nov 1869 that I forgot to add.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Mon, 27 Aug 2007 14:19:38 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Marriage Date - Thomas S. Parks


The marriage of Thomas S. Parks and a Sarah (Lewis?) was not recorded in Accomack County. (Some of his siblings marriages were.) It might have been recorded in Worcester County Maryland (Some Eastern Shore Virginians were married there. The age requirements were different in Maryland.) There might be a Bible record somewhere but I have not come acroos it as of yet.

It would be great if all the Births, deaths, marriages and censuses were properly recorded.But they weren't.

Below is what I have found available.

Lewis, Mary E. - Aged; 39 - Wife of Capt. S. A. Lewis; Daughter of Capt. Thomas S. Parks - (Peninsula Enterprise, 2 Apr 1898.) [1898-39=1859]

Walczyk, Gail M. Accomack County Death Register 1853-1896. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 1996: 123. (With a few exceptions from 1896 to 1915 Accomack does not have records of deaths.)

Parks, Thos. S., W/m, 27 Feb 1880, St. Geo. P., cancer, 59yr c/o Arthur, b. Acc, farmer, h/o Sarah R. Parks, John H., son g/info.

Parks, Thos. S. Jr., W/m, 20 May 1881, St. Geo. P., cnspt., 28yr c/o Thos. & Sarah, b. Acc, farmer, h/o Susan. Small, John S., father-in-law g/info.

(Not all of thier children's births were recorded, only three between 1853 and 1796, the years the Book covers. You show 7. The below census shows 8.

Walczyk, Gail M. Accomack County Birth Register, Vol I 1753-1876. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2000 :117

Parks, None, W/m, 14 Sep 1854, s/o Parks, Thos. S., Sailor living in Acc. Co., & Sarah A. R. Father g/info. (Thomas Jr. Notice the Sarah's initials.)

Parks, Mary S., W/f, 8 Oct 1858, d/o Parks, Thos. S., Farmer, & Sarah. Father g/info.

Parks, Wm. L., W/m, 1 Oct 1860, in Acc., s/o Parks, Thos. S., Farmer living in Acc., & Sarah A. Father g/info.

Walczyk, Gail M. Accomack County Birth Register Vol II 1877-1886. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2001: 118.

Parks, Sarah A., W/f, 25 Oct 1878, in St. Geo. No 2, d/o Parks, Thomas S. Jr., Farmer living in Acc., & Susan. Father g/info.


Wlacyzk, Gail M. 1870 Accomack County Census, St. George Parish. Coram NY; Peter's Row, 2002: 217.
Household1534 Family 1574
1 Parks, Thos. S., 45 M/W, farming $3,500.00, $500.00
2 Parks, Sarah 44 F/W, keeps house
3 Parks, Sarah J. 21 F/W, at home
4 Parks, Milky A. 18 F/W, at home
5 Parks, Thos. S. 15 M/W, farm laborer
6 Parks, John H. 13 M/W, farm laborer
7 Parks, Mary E. 11 F/W at home
8 Parks, Wm. L. 10 M/W at home
9 Parks, Virginia 7 F/W at home
10 Parks, Levin R. 1M/W at home

An attempt to find the Parks Cemetery behind Perdue which not avail. It is on the list of things to do at a future date when someone can down on the Shore.

Gail M. Walczyk
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Diane Rehm  (Email address not shown), Mon, 27 Aug 2007 10:38:40 -0400.   
Subject: marriage date for Thomas S. Parkes/Parks and Sarah/Sara (nee Lewis?)


I am still trying to find the marriage date for Thomas S. Parkes/Parks b.Mar 1,1819, d.Jan 18,1880 and Sarah/Sara (nee Lewis?)b.Dec 17,1825, d.May 2,1897. They lived in Accomac Co,VA.They were probably married before 1848 as their first child Sarah J.Parks was born about 1848. Some of their other children are Thomas S.Jr, Milcah Ann, John Henry, Mary E., William Zedward, and Virginia Parks. William Zedward Parks,b.Sept 30,1860 is my grandfather. Thomas S. and Sarah are buried in (Parks Burial Ground)on Mr.Berry's property behind Purdue Plant off Rt#13 in Accomac. If anyone could get me a picture of their tombstone, I would gladly pay for developing and postage. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Diane
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Thu, 23 Aug 2007 14:00:56 -0400.   
Subject: RE: RE: Captain John Savage


In the previous message I stated that John Savage (son of John Savage) was born circa 1663. It should read 1673.

Gail M. Walczyk
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Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Thu, 23 Aug 2007 13:57:05 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Captain John Savage


The location of the marriage of John Savage to Ann Elkington is unknown. John Savage was born in Northampton County circa 1624 ( Houston, William R. M. & Mihalyka, Jean M. Colonial Residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore. Baltimore MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1985: 91).

He does not appear on the Muster of 1624 with His father Ensign Thomas (Dorman, John Fredrick C. G. F. A. S. G.. Adventurers of Purse & Person Virgina 1607, Vol One, Fourth Edition. Baltimore MD: Geneaological Publishing Co, Inc., 2002: 69.)

On 16 December 1667 950 acres were deeded to Mary Robins in prenumpial agreement Dorman, John Fredrick C. G. F. A. S. G.. Adventurers of Purse & Person Virgina 1607, Vol Three, Fourth Edition. Baltimore MD: Geneaological Publishing Co, Inc., 2007: 120).

Only the approximate ages of three of the children of John Savage and Mary Robins can be found.

1. As to the age of Mary Savage (daughter of John Savage):

circa 1672

Walczyk, Frank V.. Northampton Orders &c 1689-1698, Vol II 1686-1689. Coram NY: Peter's Row:107.

At a court held in Northampton County the 28th day of May anno 1688.

On the petition of Mary Savage daughter of Capt. John Savage deceased (it appearing to the court by the oath of Wm. Cowdrey that to the best of his knowledge she is sixteen years of age). It is therefore ordered by the Fcourt that she be paid and delivered her such estate as she is due to her according to the will of her said deceased father she paying cost.

2. As to the age of John Savage (son of John Savage) and the marriage of Mary (Robins) Savage, widow of John:

circa 1663

Walczyk, Frank V.. Northampton Orders &c 1689-1698, Vol II 1686-1689. Coram NY: Peter's Row:136.

At a court held in Northampton County the second day of January anno 1688. [1689]

Upon the petition of John Savage son of Capt John Savage deceased being sixteen years of age or there abouts as declared by him and his brother in law George Corbin for his father in law Wm. Cowdrey to be his guardian. The court concedes thereto the said Cowdrey signifying his acceptance thereof at the next court and tendering security accordingly to [Page 400] render an account of his proceedings and to be responsible for what he shall act therein.

3. Elkington Savage.

circa 1675

Walczyk, Frank V.. Northampton Orders &c 1689-1698, Vol II 1686-1689. Coram NY: Peter's Row: 139.

At a court held in Northampton County the 28th day of February 1688. [1689]

This day Elkinton Savage son of Capt. John Savage deceased appearing to the court by the attestation of Mr. George Corbin and Mrs. Susanna Warren that he was fourteen years of age the 13th or 14th day of this instant February and therefore desired to choose his guardian and accordingly made choice of Mr. Henry Warren to be his guardian which the court concedes to the said Warren entering into bond with security to be responsible for what he shall receive of the said Elkintons estate and he continue with him untill eighteen years of age (unless the court find cause to the contrary in the meantime) and that the said Elkinton hath such liberal education as his estate will bear by being put to school to learn to read and write and at convenient times to be instructed to labor according to his capacity and ability.

Gail M. Walczyk
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Judy Elkington  (Email address not shown), Thu, 23 Aug 2007 09:36:09 -0400.   
Subject: Captain John Savage


I am looking for confirmation of details I have on Captain John Savage. Could you coinfirm the place of marriage to Ann Elkington born in England. He had threee daughter by her. Do you know the date of his second marriage to Mary Robbins and their 5 children. I have a picture of Elkington House at Savage Neck built for Ann. Is it correct that William Cowdrey his son-in-law married John Savage's second wife.

Many thanks, Judy
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 22 Aug 2007 15:41:43 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Subject: KELLAM/TYLER?


Miles, Barry W., and Miles Moody K. III. Marriage Records of Accomack County, Virginia 1854-1895. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc. 1997:308

SPENCE, JOHN C 20 S Farm Laboror Acc Acc s/o Joshua & Rachel to Elexiue Kellam 22 S Acc Acc d/o of Thomas & Mary on 26 Jul 1882 at Locust Mount by J. W. A. Elliott

Gail M. Walczyk
WES MEARS  (Email address not shown), Wed, 22 Aug 2007 14:19:23 -0400.   
Subject: KELLAM/TYLER?


TRYING TO FIND INFO ON PARENTS OF ALEXINE KELLAM WHO MARRIED JOHN COLBURN SPENCE. MILES FILES SHOWS THOMAS KELLAM B 1826 AS FATHER. ONE OTHER SOURCE LISTS MARY TYLER B1834 AS MOTHER, BUT I DONT KNOW WHERE TO GO FROM THERE.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sun, 12 Aug 2007 06:40:51 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Subject: Rasco/Roscoe Family


There were Rascos / Rascoes in Northampton County VA. The earliest one being an Arthur W 26 March 1719/20 WP 20 April 1720 leaving a wife Elziabeth and 9 children; John, Sarah, Lues, Elizabeth, Arthur, James, William, Peter and Daniel.

Gail M. Walczyk
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Mark  (Email address not shown), Sat, 11 Aug 2007 23:29:02 -0400.   
Subject: Rasco/Roscoe Family


Has anyone come across a Rasco/Roscoe family in this area?
PAM BYRD  (Email address not shown), Fri, 10 Aug 2007 03:24:06 -0400.   
Subject: LOOKING FOR A BURIAL SITE.


DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE NATHANIEL LITTLETON IS BURIED? ARE THERE ANY REMAINS OF HIS HOME?
THANKS FOR ANY INFO.
PAM BYRD
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Fri, 20 Jul 2007 14:30:54 -0400.   
Subject: Re: Teacher?


I'm not sure. The only Stiths on the Shore that I know of are my cousin and his wife, and I don't think she was a teacher.
WS
India Birch  (Email address not shown), Thu, 19 Jul 2007 09:16:55 -0400.   
Subject: Teacher?


I rmember a teacher my children had named Mrs.Stith at Cheriton.Any kin?
Joyce Sharpley  (Email address not shown), Thu, 12 Jul 2007 17:32:07 -0400.   
Subject: Sharpley family connections


I am trying to prove the parents of William W. Sharpley b. 1823 in VA, died 1881 in Accomack Parish, VA. He married Harriet Blades b. 1826 in Worcester Co. MD d. 1876 in Accomack Co. VA. I think Wm. is the son of William Sharpley b. 1794 and Betsy Lewis. A son Wm. is mentioned in Wm Sr's will. My Sharpley family were oystermen. Would also like to know if anyone has information on Wm. Sr's Father, Joseph and his heritage. I've searched all cemeteries that are on this site and more and found no Sharpleys. Wm. Jr. had 2 children, Cordelia b. 1846 who married Wm. Tatham (Tatem). My line of Sharpleys descends from Wm. Jr's son, Albert b. 1851 in Accomack. Albert married Margaret E. Gordy and they moved to Philadelphia. The line from there goes Howard Ethelbert b. 1883 in Phla., Thelbert Everman Sharpley b. 1907 moved to NJ, Ronald Walter b. 1833 in NJ and his sons, Ronald, Christopher, Timothy, and Terry. Would like to share Sharpley information. joycesharpley@comcast.net
Johanna Hamilton  (Email address not shown), Wed, 27 Jun 2007 18:07:15 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Hamiltons of Northampton County, VA


Thanks! That earliest marriage looks like the Andrew Hamilton listed in "The Provincial Councilors of PA 1733-1776. page 557. His wife, Anne passed away abouty 1736. They had moved to PA in 1713. He passed away Aug 4, 1741. It doesn't look like any of his children came back here so unless he had a brother here I don't know if I can link him to my family. He was born 1676 in Scotland and evidently came here fleeing from his country.It says once he went by the name Trent, James Logan. He settled in Accomack County, VA. At Accomac he obtained employment as steward of a plantation, and for a time kept a classical school. At what date he assumed, or, if it was his real name, resumed the name of Hamilton , we do not know. In 1706 , Rev. Francis Makemie , the Father of Presbyterianism in those parts (a native of Co. Donegal, Ireland , who came to America in 1684 , and was in Accomac engaged in trade in 1690 , and married Naomi Anderson of that County, removing to Barbadoes , and returning to Accomac about 1699 with a license to preach), bequeathed his law books to "Andrew Hamilton Esq." His marriage while steward with the widow of the owner of the estate, so the story goes, brought him influential connections, and he began the practice of law. He removed to Chestertown, Kent Co., Md. , in the neighbourhood of which, it is to be remarked, were a large family of Hambletons.
Andrew Hamilton 's wife, who died before him, about 1736 , was Anne , widow of Joseph Preeson , and dau. of Thomas Brown of Accomac by his wife Susannah Denwood of Munny , sister of Arthur Denwood . Bp. Meade , in his Old Churches &ct. of Virginia , Vol. I, p. 255, quotes a record that "Thomas Brown and his wife, though Quakers, were yet of such known integrity that their affirmation was received instead of an oath," and says that the old family seat called Brownsville on the sea shore of Northampton still in possession of an Upshur was the ancient residence of the Browns , who were there visited by some of the more eminent Friends from Philadelphia ; which fact, if Hamilton first landed in New Jersey or Pennsylvania , would explain how he went to Virginia . A MS. in the handwriting of John Gibson , Mayor of Phila. in 1772 , says: "Grandfather Brown married Susannah Denwood of Munny , the sister of old Arthur Denwood , Elizabeth , Sarah [,Ann,] Mary-Elizabeth married Thomas Preeson of Liverpool and had [ ], Sarah , Susanna , Zorobabel , Joseph , Ann , Hannah-Sarah was] my mother, Zorobabel was Thomas Preeson 's Father, Susannah [was] the Mother of Preeson Bowdoin , the others died without issue.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 27 Jun 2007 01:16:37 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Hamiltons of Northampton County, VA


Here's some more tidbits I found:

HAMILTON William John 31 S Laborer Nh Nh s/o William & Peggy to Catherine Bell 21 S Nh Nh d/o Jeptha & Louisa on 16 Mar 1870 at Acc by L Moore (Elmore, Phyllis. Northanpton County Marriages 1844-1922. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2007: 96.)

Hampleton, William to Margaret Williams 15 Decmeber 1832; daughter of John Williams decd; Legustus Roberts security & as to ages; m 20 December 1832 by P Williams. (Mihalyka, Jean M. Marriages Northampton County, Virginia 1660/1-1854. Bowie MD: Heritage Books Inc., 1990: 49)

The earliest Hamiton marriage noted in the records of Northampton:

Hamilton, Andrew to Ann Preeson 6 March 1706; Widow; Wm Waters & John Luke securities; Rob't Denham & Henry Custis witnesses. . (Mihayka: 49.)

One of the earliest records of a Hamilton in Northampton:

The deposition of Robert Hamilton aged 38 years old or there abouts saith, That in September being at the house of Ann Parkes heard Capt. Kendall say to Ann Parkes as soon as they could they and his neighbor Pettitts would set the Ten Pound Branch and further saith not. Robert Hamilton

The above written is the whole truth to the best of my knowledge.
John Stockley

February the 10th 1695, both the said depondents sworn in open court.
Teste Daniel Neech Clk. Cur.
Recorded Daniel Neech Clk. Cur. Co. Northampton
(Walczyk, Frank V.. Northampton Orders &c 1689-1698, Vol I. Coram NY: Peter's Row. 2000: 66, 67.)

Gail M. Walczyk
Johanna  (Email address not shown), Tue, 26 Jun 2007 21:46:33 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Hamiltons of Northampton County, VA


Thanks! That adds some new information to my tree. It looks like Howard Lee married Sally F first and they had a daughter Sallie A. Sally F died in childbirth and the baby died almost a year later and then he married VA Catherine. I found that information from the headstones. Do you have any advice on where I should look to go back for the Hamiltons? For some reason I can't find a lot of information for them.
Thanks!
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Tue, 26 Jun 2007 15:31:12 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Hamiltons of Northampton County, VA


There two marriages recorded in Northampton for Howard L. Hamilton I have citations for:

HAMILTON Howard L 28 S Carpenter Nh Nh s/o William J & Virginia to Mae Lea Hamilton 17 S Nh Nh d/o L J & Mary E on 27 Dec 1899 at Nh by Rev Blankenship. License issued 26 Dec 1899 (Elmore, Phyllis. Northanpton County Marriages 1844-1922. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2007: 95.)

Notice the name of the bride, it's Mae Lea Hamilton not "McLee (MaconLee)".

2. HAMILTON Howard Lee 25 S Farmer Nh Nh s/o W J & Catharine C to Sally F Nottingham 35 S Nh Nh d/o George & Margaret Scott on 26 Apr 1897 at Nh by WR Crowder. (Elmore: 95.)

Gail M. Walczyk
Johanna Hamilton  (Email address not shown), Tue, 26 Jun 2007 09:20:48 -0400.   
Subject: Hamiltons of Northampton County, VA


Hi, I am looking for information on the Hamiltons of Capeville, Northampton, VA. It's my husband's family and he was always told they were Scottish so I am trying to trace the family back there, or anywhere. The farthest I have gotten is an Andrew Hamilton b.1780/1790 married Margaret Wheeler. But I don't have verified info about birth in Northampton, VA or anything else. Andrew and Margaret had William Andrew 1809, he had a son William John Hamilton 1843 who married Virginia Catherine Bell 1849 and had a son Howard Lee 1872 who married McLee (MaconLee) and had a son William Leonard Hamilton. Anyone with information or who could point me in the right direction I would be grateful. You can email me at jodustoby@verizon.net
Gail M. Walcyzk  (Email address not shown), Sun, 24 Jun 2007 12:44:35 -0400.   
Subject: Re: Orphans Info


There are more Orphans Accounts at - http://easternshoreheritage.com

Gail M. Walczyk
Gail M. Walcyk  (Email address not shown), Sun, 24 Jun 2007 12:41:08 -0400.   
Subject: George William Bailey Mar 20, 1875


George William Bailey Mar 20, 1875

The error in the birth date can be found at http://espl-genealogy.org - Miles Files - George William Bayly1 (M) b. 20 March 1876, d. 13 May 1951 not here at http://easternshorestuff.com

Gail M. Walczyk
David A. French  (Email address not shown), Sun, 24 Jun 2007 10:51:35 -0400.   
Subject: Orphans Info


Hi,
Thanks for posting the information about orphans. I had not thought of it in that way.
David
Gale Bailey Harvell  (Email address not shown), Sun, 3 Jun 2007 17:32:02 -0400.   
Subject: Looking for grandfathers parent


Gave you the wrong birth for George William Bailey Mar 20, 1875
Gale Bailey Harvell  (Email address not shown), Sun, 3 Jun 2007 17:27:10 -0400.   
Subject: Looking for grandpa 's real parent


As we knew our grandfather,George William Bailey his father was Edward Carr(Kerr) Bailey and Sarah Ann Elliott the daughter of George Elliott was not his mother. Born Mar 10, 1875 (we were told) in Saint George Parish, Hacks Neck was to be his stomping ground. We know he had a half brother William Sidney Finley born in Norfolk. Mar 11, 1886 by the same women. Sidney went by the name Bailey until he married in 1905 using the name of his father Thomas Henry Finley. The family has searched over 100 years to put this puzzle together. Bible records do say Edward Carr Bailey is his father born in 1852 on the Shore. His father was Edward born in 1829 0r 1830. His wife was Lovey Gardner Bailey. We have placed George in Portsmouth, Virginia when he was 13 and are able to follow him through his life and death. WE were told to study the Wessells and Edwards family. We do know the Edwards are close kin and do see Jacob Edwards on the shore. WE still are unabe to find his mother. We believe he went by a different name. Can someone help? Thanks

Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Sat, 2 Jun 2007 21:34:37 -0400.   
Subject: Re Bell Haven Cemetery


I don't have the answers to your questions. Your best bet would be to contact the Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.
Ray Floyd  (Email address not shown), Sat, 2 Jun 2007 15:10:13 -0400.   
Subject: Origin of Belle Haven Cemetery


I am trying to find out inofrmation about the origin of Belle Haven Cemetery. What year did it become a cemetery? Who owned the property & how was it obtained? I believe it may have been connected to my family. Please email me at address above. Thanks
Robert A.Mason,Jr  (Email address not shown), Thu, 29 Mar 2007 20:32:11 -0500.   
Subject: Holt Family Research


Attempting to find Parentage of James S.HoltB:11/20/1803 D:3/19/1842. Wife #1 Ann T. Mapp. Wife #2 Mary L'Ashby . They had one son, George Ashby Holt,my maternal Gr.Grandfather.All of Accomack Co
Brenda Salinas  (Email address not shown), Fri, 23 Mar 2007 22:13:19 -0500.   
Subject: McKeel Wise, James Douglas Wise


I am seeking parentage for McKeel Wise, born about 1773 VA. and also parentage for James Douglas Wise, born late 1700's. Accomack Co. VA. any help would be appreciated.
Richard F America  (Email address not shown), Fri, 23 Mar 2007 17:35:52 -0500.   
Subject: re surnames America and Bowman


I am looking for information on John America. He was a headright of Captain William Bowman, around 1680.
Alan Sturm  (Email address not shown), Thu, 8 Mar 2007 13:49:47 -0500.   
Subject: Doughty


I am seeking information on the ancestry of John R. Doughty (b. March 6, 1806. d. before 1880). He married Mary R. Colonna. Their children were Margaret, Augustus, John B., Elizabeth, Henrietta, and Abel T. Thanks
the Stevens  (Email address not shown), Tue, 6 Mar 2007 17:55:48 -0500.   
Subject: historical artifact


I found a token from Capeville flower company in my house, it says good for 1.00$ in cash, how old is this and where did it originate at?
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:38:57 -0500.   
Subject: Re: Parks Family


Diane,
The best place to start would be at easternshoreheritage.com.
Wayne
Diane Rehm  (Email address not shown), Thu, 22 Feb 2007 10:32:08 -0500.   
Subject: Parks family


I just saw read a response from Gail M. Walcyk regarding Arthur Parks who had a grandson Arthur Parks from Hollands Island. My gr-gr-grandfather Arthur Parks b.abt 1775 d.bef 1840 married July 24,1801 to Nancy Mitchell b.abt 1787 d.bef 1840. They had several children, one being my great grandfather Capt.Thomas S.Parks 1819-1880 who was married to Sarah A. Lewis 1825-1897. My question is, could Arthur Parks of Holland Island be my gr-gr-grandfather, and if so would you have any info on Arthur or tell me where I could find info on him. Thank you, Diane Rehm
Deryl Bennett  (Email address not shown), Mon, 19 Feb 2007 18:35:03 -0500.   
Subject: John and Rose Bennett arriving in Perquimans Pct. NC 1700 with 4 Children


I am trying to find the parents of John Bennett born 1660-1670. They purchased land in Perquimans, Chowan and Bertie Co. Their son Thomas purchased land 1730 ss of morotuck river Tyrrell Co which finally became Martin Co. near Williamston,NC Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Fri, 16 Feb 2007 00:08:37 -0500.   
Subject:


This is another test
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Subject: TEST


This is a test. Please ignore.

Gail M. Walcyk  (Email address not shown), Thu, 15 Feb 2007 20:28:22 -0500.   
Subject: RE; Parks of the Eastern Shore


The Parks family began in with John Parks born ca 1652 died ca 1707 in Accomack County. Through 3 of his sons Arthur, John, and thier 1/2 brother, Edmund Bailey (different mothers), the Parks Family quickly grew. The before mentioned Arthur had a grandson named Arthur who moved to Holland's Island. I only hasve one child, Arthur for him. This Arthur, (Holland's Island), was born circa 1764. It's very possible that he (Arthur Holand's Island) had other siblings.

Gail M. Walczyk
Gail M. Walcyk  (Email address not shown), Thu, 15 Feb 2007 19:11:30 -0500.   
Subject: RE; Parks of the Eastern Shore


The Parks family began in with John Parks born ca 1652 died ca 1707 in Accomack County. Through 3 of his sons Arthur, John, and thier 1/2 brother, Edmund Bailey (different mothers), the Parks Family quickly grew. The before mentioned Arthur had a grandson named Arthur who moved to Holland's Island. I only hasve one child, Arthur for him. This Arthur, (Holland's Island), was born circa 1764. It's very possible that he (Arthur Holand's Island) had other siblings.

Gail M. Walczyk
John Kennedy  (Email address not shown), Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:37:18 -0500.   
Subject: Parks of Eastern Shore


My Parks ancestors originated on the eastern shore of MD and VA. My branch eventually migrated to Baltimore (just when is unknown), where the earliester identified member, Archibald (born 1765)clearly resided by the late 1700s. The question of his parents names is an open one. There can be found both an Archibald Parks and an Archabel Parcks in the 1790 MD census around Baltimore, making my ancestor a possible namesake of his Father. However, another candidate is Edward Parks (who married Elizabeth Sinclair the daughter of Nathan between 1760 and 1765). I wonder if records exist that might help identify my Parks family's line to the Eastern Shore?
John Kennedy  (Email address not shown), Wed, 14 Feb 2007 10:36:18 -0500.   
Subject: Parks of Eastern Shore


My Parks ancestors originated on the eastern shore of MD and VA. My branch eventually migrated to Baltimore (just when is unknown), where the earliester identified member, Archibald (born 1765)clearly resided by the late 1700s. The question of his parents names is an open one. There can be found both an Archibald Parks and an Archabel Parcks in the 1790 MD census around Baltimore, making my ancestor a possible namesake of his Father. However, another candidate is Edward Parks (who married Elizabeth Sinclair the daughter of Nathan between 1760 and 1765). I wonder if records exist that might help identify my Parks family's line to the Eastern Shore?
Gail m. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 14 Feb 2007 02:33:39 -0500.   
Subject:


I can't answer your questions or questions with the information you supplied.
Information needed:

1. What is your second Parker line?
2. How far can you trace this second line?
3. Who was the father of Scarburgh Parker 1721-1761?
4. Can you document Scarburgh Parker's year of birth or year of death?
5. Who was his wife? ( Scarburgh's)

There is a lot of Parker information on http://easternshoreheritage.com. When you get there use the Search feature. It's the fourth item from the bottom on the front door. Search for Parker.

Gail M. Walczyk

Gail m. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 14 Feb 2007 02:32:49 -0500.   
Subject:


I can't answer your questions or questions with the information you supplied.
Information needed:

1. What is your second Parker line?
2. How far can you trace this second line?
3. Who was the father of Scarburgh Parker 1721-1761?
4. Can you document Scarburgh Parker's year of birth or year of death?
5. Who was his wife? ( Scarburgh's)

There is a lot of Parker information on http://easternshoreehritage.com. When you get there use the Search feature. It's the fourth item from the bottom on the front door. Search for Parker.

Gail M. Walczyk

gwen hignutt-wint  (Email address not shown), Wed, 14 Feb 2007 01:52:51 -0500.   
Subject: Parker - Scarbourgh


I have two "seperate" Parker lines, but only one documented. My grandmother was Mary Parker and her line came from George Parker 1617/1674 born in England and died in Accomack Co, VA. George's great grandson is Scarbourgh Parker 1721 - 1761. I am guessing that the Scarbourgh is from a surname somewhere in the family tree. Can anyone give me any information here, please send me a message if you have any information or if you are looking for any on the Parker line. grwint@comcast.net
Thank you so much
gwen hignutt-wint  (Email address not shown), Wed, 14 Feb 2007 01:52:06 -0500.   
Subject: Parker - Scarbourgh


I have two "seperate" Parker lines, but only one documented. My grandmother was Mary Parker and her line came from George Parker 1617/1674 born in England and died in Accomack Co, VA. George's great grandson is Scarbourgh Parker 1721 - 1761. I am guessing that the Scarbourgh is from a surname somewhere in the family tree. Can anyone give me any information here?
Thank you so much
gwen hignutt-wint  (Email address not shown), Wed, 14 Feb 2007 01:51:33 -0500.   
Subject: Parker - Scarbourgh


I have two "seperate" Parker lines, but only one documented. My grandmother was Mary Parker and her line came from George Parker 1617/1674 born in England and died in Accomack Co, VA. George's great grandson is Scarbourgh Parker 1721 - 1761. I am guessing that the Scarbourgh is from a surname somewhere in the family tree. Can anyone give me any information here?
Thank you so much
Brenda  (Email address not shown), Mon, 12 Feb 2007 23:45:05 -0500.   
Subject: Wise family


I am seeking information on three Wise men from Accomack Co. VA. One is McKeel Wise, born about 1773. Need parents. Also James Douglas Wise, born probably late 1700's early 1800's. And third is James Wise who married Nancy Bonewell. Any information would be appreciated.
Gail M. Walcyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 27 Dec 2006 16:33:26 -0500.   
Subject: Re: Chance Family


Along with some incorporated cemeteries, the fields on the Eastern Shore of Virginia are dotted with small family burial plots. Most of the incorporated cemteries date back to the last half of the 1880s and include some earlier graves from private family plots that have beem moved with the permission of the family.

If you are inquiring about the burial site for Henry Chance who lived on the Eastern Shore in the late 1600s, there is no stone marker denoting such.

Gail M. Walczyk
Norman F Chance II  (Email address not shown), Tue, 26 Dec 2006 23:54:15 -0500.   
Subject: Chance Family


I have been able to track back my ancestors to Henry Chance, who came over as a head right for Ann Tofts property around 1669. I found a Chancetown in Accomack, but wondered if anyone knew if the cemetary was still there? I am considering a trip out there next year, and want to see where my ancestors came from.
Gene Scarboro  (Email address not shown), Sun, 10 Dec 2006 11:52:16 -0500.   
Subject: migration circumstances to North Carolina


I am a direct descendant of the "infamous" Edmund Scarborough of Accomack County. I am new to geneaology research though others have provided a great deal of information (an unbroken line). I have little information about one ancestor William Scarborough who migrated to North Carolina receiving a land patent in what is now Montgomery County (Mt Gilead). My query is re: any known circumstances of early migration. Anyone having information please respond.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Tue, 28 Nov 2006 21:18:32 -0500.   
Subject: Re: Shores


Your best bet would be a local Eastern Shore Paper. The Eastern Shore Public Library has some copies of the old ones. I don't know if they have 1922 but it's worth a try.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Tue, 28 Nov 2006 16:44:23 -0500.   
Subject: Re: Shores


Your best bet would be a local Eastern Shore Paper. The Eastern Shore Public Library has some copies of the old ones. I don't know if they have 1922 but it's worth a try.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://easternshoreheritage.com
http://petersrow.com
Tiffany Spencer  (Email address not shown), Tue, 28 Nov 2006 15:14:34 -0500.   
Subject: Shores


I am trying to locate an obituary for James Edward Shores who is buried on Tangier Island at Swain. His birth year was 1922 and death year 1965. i do not have exact months. Does the church there keep records of that type of thing? Any help woudl be greatly appreciated.
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Thu, 23 Nov 2006 15:08:11 -0500.   
Subject: Re: Identity of unknown gravestone


Floyd,
Thank you very much for supplying the information on the Tilghman page. I have uploaded the corrections.
Best -
Wayne
Floyd Smith  (Email address not shown), Tue, 21 Nov 2006 18:19:01 -0500.   
Subject: Identity of unknown gravestone


I notice that you entered unknown gravestone under the Tilghman section which is located in Belle Haven. That gravestone is William Bishop Henderson Tilghman, husband of Addie Victoria Tilghman who is buried beside him. He was my great-great grandfather.
Barnacle Bill Crockett  (Email address not shown), Wed, 15 Nov 2006 20:04:24 -0500.   
Subject: Visiting in February


Thank you for the web page information. I have ordered two books that will help me with my quest for a link to the Crocketts of Tangier Island. Now I have to figure out how to get there in January or February while I am in classes at Piney Point, MD. I may have to charter a boat to take me across? "More will be revealed" Aloha.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Wed, 15 Nov 2006 12:16:42 -0500.   
Subject: Re: Crockett Heritage- pending visit in January/February


Bill,

At http://easternshoreheritage.com there is a whole lot of Crockett info including a section devoted to "Islands of the Bay," of which Tangier is one. There is also an article in the "In Focus" section. Use the Search feature there.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://www.easternshoreheritage.com
http://www.petersrow.com
William James Crockett  (Email address not shown), Wed, 15 Nov 2006 10:15:11 -0500.   
Subject: Crockett Heritage- pending visit in January/February


I am a descendent of the Joseph Crockett branch of the family from West Virginia and Pennsylvania (primarily coal miners originally), but I live in Hawaii, as my father joined the Navy. We had a family reunion in July, and I am still learning about ancestry, and was told we have a connection to the Tangiers Island Crocketts. Hope to visit there next year to pursue that "connection" further. Can you advise? I will buy the book, "A Primer On The Crocketts of the Eastern Shore" if it is available? Aloha, Barnacle Bill
Ronda Bradley  (Email address not shown), Sat, 11 Nov 2006 12:48:14 -0500.   
Subject: Thank you!


Wow! What a plethora of information!! Thanks so much...this is an EXCELLENT start for me! I really appreciate your help!
Gail M. Walcyk  (Email address not shown), Fri, 10 Nov 2006 13:27:14 -0500.   
Subject: RE: Info on Wises, Richardsons, Vadens, and Whiteheads


Elmore, Phillis, Northampton County Marriages (to be published by Petersrow sometime after December 1st, untitled and unpaged as of yet.)

RICHARDSON Thomas 19 S Farmer Nh Nh s/o Thomas & Mary to Kate Whitehead 20 S Nh Nh d/o Thomas H & Missouri on 18 Apr 1905 at Nh by CR James. License issued 18 Apr 1905.

RICHARDSON Thomas 24 W Fisherman Nh Nh s/o John & Sarah to Mary Abbott 22 S b: Deal Island MD living in Nh d/o Major & Beck on 4 Apr 1880 at Nh by JL Spencer.

Milalyk,Jean M. Marriages, Northampton County, Virginia, 1660/1-1854. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc. 1991: 88.

Richardson, John to Sarah Ann Evans 14 August 1743; Sarah orphan of William Evans deceased; John Elliott security & as to Sarah's age. Married 31 August 1843 by P. Williams.

NOTE: 14 August 1743 is the date the marriage license bond was taken out. 31 August 1843 was the date they were married.

NOTE: The name there are nor was there a Vaden family from the Eastern Shore. In the later part of the 1800s there was a Methodist minister by the name of Carroll Vaden and a lot of children were named after him.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://www.easternshoreheritage.com
http://www.petersrow.com
Ronda Bradley  (Email address not shown), Fri, 10 Nov 2006 11:15:46 -0500.   
Subject: Info on Wises, Richardsons, Vadens, and Whiteheads


Am beginning a search and am not really sure where to begin. I know very little of my biological father's (Randolph Wise Richardson, died 2001) family. Originally from the Capeville area, his father's name was Thomas Richardson, he has a brother named Thomas Vaden Richardson, so naturally am assuming that the Wises and Vadens are "in there" somehow...I believe a grandmother was Kate Richardson (whose maiden name may have been Whitehead.) Any help with these families is most appreciated...I've looked at the virtual cemetery and see where some Vadens were related to/married to some Wises...any idea of which Wises or Vadens, what sort of background, etc. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Thu, 5 Oct 2006 22:24:03 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Shores, Marshall and Murphy families


The Murphy Family arrived on Tangier Island from Dorcester County MD about 1850. The Marshall Family also arrived late (1880s) from Saxis Island VA via Smiths Island MD. The Shores family arrived earlier (1820s,) proprobably from Smiths' Island.

Information on these families can be found at http://easternshoreheritage.com

Information on the Shores, Murphy and Marshall Families can also be found in the following publications:
by Peter's Row at http://www.petersrow.com

ACCOMACK COUNTY BIRTH REGISTER Vol II
ACCOMACK COUNTY BIRTH REGISTER Vol III
ACCOMACK COUNTY DEATH REGISTER 1853-1896
A Record Of Baptisms On The Accomack Circuit
Smith Island 1870
The Parks of the Chesapeake

NOTE: A Record Of Baptisms On The Accomack Circuit and Smith Island 1870 have been placed on line at http://easternshoreheritage.com

It might be possible to obtain a copy of the licenses you request (for a fee) at:

Accomack County - Courts, General District Court
Accomac, VA 23301

Or inter-library loan the below book.

Barry W., & Miles, Moody K. III, Marriage Records of Accomack Virginia 1854-1895, Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc. 1997.

Gail M. Walczyk
gail@petersrow.com
tiffany spencer  (Email address not shown), Thu, 5 Oct 2006 20:33:18 -0400.   
Subject: Shores, Marshall and Murphy families


I am trying to locate info on Shores family members who maybe buried on tangier island. i woudl also liek to know where to obtain marriage licenses for Tangier. The Shores family lived on the island from what I can tell from census 1860 to 1940 and beyound. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I live in Nelson County Virgina about 40 miles south of Charlottesville (UVa).
Tiffany Spencer  (Email address not shown), Thu, 5 Oct 2006 20:30:28 -0400.   
Subject: Shores, Murphy and Marshall Familes living on Tangier Island


I am trying to locate members of the Shores fmily who maybe burried on tangier Island. I also woudl to know where to obtain marriage certificates for marraiges performed on Tangier Island in mid to late 1800's. Any help woudl be greatly appreciated as I live in Nelson County Virginia.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Mon, 25 Sep 2006 19:09:02 -0400.   
Subject: RE: Dr. William Savage


Nottingham, Stratton. Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia 1663-1800. Bowie MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1990:296.

SAVAGE, JOHN - 30 Mar. 1792 - 31 July 1792 - To wife Margaret my Metompkin plantation & 10 negroes in lieu of dower in the rest of my land & slaves during her wid, she to bring up & educate my children. To son William Savage. To son Thomas Waters Savage. To son George Savage. To son Severn Eyre Savage. To son Charles Savage. To son Joseph Savage. To daughter Anne Savage. Bal. of estate, real & personal, to be sold except the plantation I bought of James Henry, which I leave to bring up my children until the youngest arrives to the age of 18 years, & then to be equally divided between all my children. Wife Marga­ret Exec. Friends John Stringer of Northampton & George Waters of Somerset County, Maryland, Exrs. Witt: William Gibb, William Bowman, George Corbin, Tully Snead, William Parker. In order of probate: 26 Oct. 1801 - On the motion of Margaret A. Custis, Adm. with the will annexed, granted her on the estate of John Savage, deceased William Custis, Thomas Custis & John Custis, (S.S.) sec.

Whitelaw, Ralph T. Virginia's Eastern Shore A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties. Gloucester MA: Peter Smith:883.

A68 1788 The Henrys [James and Sarah] now of Northumbeland County to Major John Savage of Northampton. 1792 Savage left his Matompkin plantation to his wife Margaret for 18 years, to allow her to bring up their several children ... Margaret married a neighbor William S. Custic whose first wife had been Bridget Penncock. The property was divided in 1808 and the Widow [Margaret] received the house and the adjacent land.

Walczyk, Gail M. Accomack County Processioners Returns 1796 -1816 For Accomack and St. George's Parishes. Coram NY: Peter's Row, 2004:153

On March 23rd Lines between Joseph Savage & The heirs of Severn Savage, Wm S. Custis present. Lines between The heirs of Severn Savage & William S. Custis. Lines between William S. Custis & The heirs of Charles Savage. Lines between William S. Custis & The heirs of Severn Savage.

Note: Joseph Savage, Severn [Eyre] Savage, and Charles Savage were William's brothers. William S. custis was his stepfather.

I can't help you with the Waters. But i sense Maryland maybe be a good place to look for her.

Gail M. Walczyk
http://www.easternshoreheritage.com
http://www.petersrow.com
Henrietta D. McClellan  (Email address not shown), Mon, 25 Sep 2006 12:43:54 -0400.   
Subject: Dr. William Savage


Can any one help me find information on Dr. William Savage, b. abt. 1772 in Accomack, VA, son of John Savage V and Margaret Waters. He married 1st. Hester Anna Dennis in Dorchester Co., MD on 8 Sept 1794 and 2nd Mary Hubbell Polk on 16 Apr 1813 in Somerset, MD.
He moved to Augusta, Georgia with his second wife, Mary Hubbell Polk in about 1818.

They had two children born there:

1. Mary Hubbell Savage b. Jan 1826 in Augusta, Richmond, GA d. 21 Jun 1854
in Jefferson Co. Georgia.
m. 26 Apr 1843 to Ambrose Ransom Wright

Issue from this union: 1. William Ambrose, 2. Sarah Hammond, 3. Ellen
Gobert, 4. Henry Gregory.

2. John P. King Savage b. abt 1829 Augusta, Richmond, GA d. 10 Dec 1858
in Tallahassee, Leon, FL.

I need D. O. D. , a copy of his will, place of burial and any other available information.
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Tue, 8 Aug 2006 18:37:46 -0400.   
Subject: Harrison + Trott


Pam,

I would love to help. Can you tell me where in Maryland and where in Virginia?

Gail M. Walczyk
Pam  (Email address not shown), Tue, 8 Aug 2006 16:06:00 -0400.   
Subject: Harrison + Trott


Can anyone help me make a connection My ggggrandfather was Louis(Lewis) William Harrison and wife name was Ellen Trott.Born: 10/22/1836 Maryland moved to Virginia,bounced between the states for a # of years he was a waterman, clerk, bar tender. Unable to locate Louis family ***Father, brothers, sisters. anyone. I am starting to think this man was dropped off in a space ship. HELP PLEASE Thank you Pam
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sun, 16 Jul 2006 23:34:27 -0400.   
Subject: Looking for Fenwick/Wise connection


You've stated that your anscestor was a Henry Wise born circa 1763. Have you exhausted the Henry Wises' born about that time

Gail
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Sun, 16 Jul 2006 23:31:19 -0400.   
Subject: Ancestors of McKeel Wise, born c. 1770-1780


Hi Bob,
Both Wises and Bonewells were living in St. George Parish, district 13 in 1795.yet As of yet I only have three families up on easternshoreheritage.com - proseiisons - Accomack - St George District 13, but the district, when completed will contain all 22 "households", including those of the Wises and Bonewells living there at the time. as I gather more information I will let you know.

Gail
Shirley Silverman  (Email address not shown), Sun, 16 Jul 2006 21:39:19 -0400.   
Subject: Looking for Fenwick/Wise connection


I have read of a will being probated in PA for a "Fenwick Wise." My Wise ancestry is supposedly from VA. My ancestor was Henry Wise who was born in 1763, listed as a silversmith in the 1790 US Census in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, PA. I believe this Fenwick Wise could possibly have been my Henry Wise's father. I have found no local land records in PA for this Fenwick Wise. I am wondering if it was just noted there and probated elsewhere. I've found one person in Accomack County, a Dr. Fenwick Fisher who died in 1816, his will and inventory listed in the Miles & Miles book page 205. Any clues on a possible Wise/Fenwick relationship would be appreciated.
Robert Steele  (Email address not shown), Sun, 16 Jul 2006 19:54:30 -0400.   
Subject: Ancestors of McKeel Wise, born c. 1770-1780


Information I have on McKeel Wise is as follows:

Married Betty Bonwell (b. 1779), daughter of Joachim McKeel Bonwell and brother of Thomas Bonwell, Master in VA Navy. McKeel Wise died June, 1809. Children were Sukey, John J., Tully R., William C., Tabitha L. and Elizabeth.

Tully R. Wise and Tully R. Wise Jr. were prominently mentioned in the sale of his estate. Based on the fact that he also named a son Tully R., I assume he is a descendant of Tully Robinson. With the given name 'McKeel' I assume also that he falls in the line of the Michael family as well.

Despite this, I don't have information on his parents. It is believed that he had a sister named Leah, who married his brother in law Elijah Bonwell (he was a bondsman on her marriage bond). Any help on this would be appreciated.
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Fri, 16 Jun 2006 20:19:59 -0400.   
Subject: Matthews-Wyatt Cemetery


Sarah,
Based on your description you were in the right place. Near the fence was a bunch of asphalt covering the graves of ancestors of my cousin. The rest of the stones are in that general area, but at this time of year will be difficult to see. Some of the stones were lying down. I agree with you about the ticks and poison ivy. Not the time to visit secluded graveyards.
Sarah Johnson  (Email address not shown), Fri, 16 Jun 2006 19:43:42 -0400.   
Subject: Matthews-Wyatt Cemetery


My Smith descendant and I travelled to the Shore this week looking for his gg-grandfather James P Smith in the Matthews-Wyatt Plot. We followed directions found online and climbed over roadbed debris, but there were LOTS of piles of roadbed debris. Looking closely at the online photos, we were sure we were in the right place (near a propane gas enterprise enclosed by a chain-link fence) but we found no graves. We won't try again till winter, when the ticks and the poison ivy are gone, but I hope someone can help with more specific instructions.
Lillie M. Parker  (Email address not shown), Mon, 5 Jun 2006 13:45:45 -0400.   
Subject: Bowdens and Merritts


I am searching Bowdens and Merritts...... Parker Bowden was my ggggrandfather. My gg grandfather was Ira Bowden and my ggrandmother was Sara Jane Bowden who was married to Issac L. Merritt Wo. Co. Md... she later married Emory Bowden.... Any info would greatly be appreciated.... Thank You Lillie M. Parker
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Fri, 10 Feb 2006 22:53:07 -0500.   
Subject: Re: Not forgotten ...


Tom,

Thanks!

Wayne

Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Fri, 10 Feb 2006 22:50:36 -0500.   
Subject: Re: Photos


Pat,

Thanks for your kind offer, but I must decline. I won't be duplicating the material already posted at the GHOTES site. If that site disappears, things might change.

Wayne
Pat Scherzinger  (Email address not shown), Tue, 7 Feb 2006 21:39:48 -0500.   
Subject: Photos


You have permission to post any photos or information that was previously on Ghotes to your new web site. We all are hoping to get things up and going and I will be glad to help in any way I can.

thanks for being on board for all of us.
Gail, certainly enjoyed your web site and the new reports you are doing. Keep up the good work.

Pat
Donna Smith Baker  (Email address not shown), Sat, 21 Jan 2006 17:20:43 -0500.   
Subject: TO GAIL re: Scott Farm


Thanks so much for your response concerning the location of the Scott farm. You mentioned that "Smith" was also a name on the stones there and my excitement rose. I am looking for my grandmother's Scotts, but she married a Smith (my maiden name). I intend to drive there and find it using the info you posted when I visit my mother in Parksley soon. Thanks again!
Tom  (Email address not shown), Fri, 20 Jan 2006 11:39:36 -0500.   
Subject: Not forgotten ...


Hi Gail & Wayne,

Just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten you. It seems like I've been on the go since last June -- all genealogy and family history stuff :-) Including a Dunaway, Ellington, Trent Family Reunion (my other side of the family) after Thanksgiving which we had over 100 people at.

I haven't been able to get to the Shore since Sep, but daughter Lisa took some friends from England on a little tour of it in late Dec. As expected, they had a great time.

The website is looking great! Nice and clean :-) Keep up the great work ...
Tom
Royalty to Rogues
http://www.l-dunaway.net/
Gail  (Email address not shown), Sat, 7 Jan 2006 02:01:12 -0500.   
Subject: Re:


Normally a person had to be of "lawful age," 21 for males, 18 for females, but I have come across witnesses being as young as 18.

Gail
James Revell  (Email address not shown), Fri, 6 Jan 2006 21:41:11 -0500.   
Subject: Age


Does anyone know how old a person had to be to witness a will?
Gail M. Walczyk  (Email address not shown), Tue, 3 Jan 2006 23:02:04 -0500.   
Subject: Scott Farm


There are Scotts listed as being buried on what Jean milhalyka named "The Harison Plot. The discription of this plot reads: (SW of Cashville) .4 W of the junctionwith Rte 638 turn north off 717. In a dirt lane to an old house. Plot to the right at end of yard. (Chandler; Custis; Harrison; Scott; Smith.)
Mihalyka, Jean & Wilson, Faye Downing. Graven Stones Inscriptions Lower Accomack County, including Liberty and Parksley Cemeteries. Bowie MD: Heritage Books Inc., 1966 p XXXiii.
This Plot is in the Cashville area.

Gail M. Walczyk
Donna Smith Baker  (Email address not shown), Tue, 3 Jan 2006 22:24:43 -0500.   
Subject: Scott Farm


Does anyone know where the Scott Farm in the Cashville area is(was) located? I am looking for the burial plots of several Scott relatives that I think might be located on the land that was the Scott Farm.
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Sun, 11 Dec 2005 21:46:59 -0500.   
Subject: Dr. Bill


George, you are quite right. We have lost an important friend. He will certainly be missed. Dr. Bill was always willing to share his material, "warts and all", as he would say. I'm sure you remember the ready smile, especially when chatting with him at his "tea parties."

Dr. Bill's funeral is on Monday at 11:00 at Belle Haven Presbyterian, with interment in Belle Haven Cemetery.

I hope to put up a page here or somewhere where people can type in their favorite recollections of Dr. Bill and read what others have to say as well.

Best -
Wayne

George Yeardley Scarborough  (Email address not shown), Sun, 11 Dec 2005 12:50:12 -0500.   
Subject: Dr. Bill


The Ghotes have lost an important friend.

My family extends our sympathy to the family
of Dr. Bill.

I will miss him.
Agnes Killough  (Email address not shown), Mon, 5 Dec 2005 20:14:50 -0500.   
Subject: GREAT Great Great Greatt(?) grandfather Isma Doughty/dowdy


I seem to be looking in all the wrong places for Isma and his wife Ann (?) Doughty/dowdy. I have information on the others but these two hide. Isma is supposed to be burried in Belle Haven. Where is Ann? Any one Know?
Also I am looking for info on Walter Frentress Parents he married Ida Lecato in West Va. She is burried with her parents in quimby. Her father was a Dr. Lecato
Agnes Killough  (Email address not shown), Mon, 5 Dec 2005 20:02:26 -0500.   
Subject: GREAT Great Great Greatt(?) grandfather Isma Doughty/dowdy


I seem to be looking in all the wrong places for Isma and his wife Ann (?) Doughty/dowdy. I have information on the others but these two hide. Isma is supposed to be burried in Belle Haven. Where is Ann? Any one Know?
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Thu, 1 Dec 2005 16:37:16 -0500.   
Subject: rd: two halves a whole do not make


Bill,

Good to hear from you. The current split could not really be avoided, and it's a shame, as the original concept behind GHOTES was excellent. But I felt I had no choice.

Best -
Wayne
Bill Wilkins  (Email address not shown), Thu, 1 Dec 2005 12:21:11 -0500.   
Subject: two halves a whole do not make


Wayne as an old GHOTE I am so sorry to see the Eastern Shore split for second time, 1663 & 2005 I think all of us are the loosers.

Bill
sue morin  (Email address not shown), Wed, 23 Nov 2005 13:02:57 -0500.   
Subject: Eliza W. (Bundick)


If anyone can help, I'm trying to find the maiden name of Eliza W. who married William Bundick. Eliza was born May 23, 1811. She died June 28, 1893. They lived in Accomack
Co., and were buried at the Bundick Plot, Quail Circle, Modest Town, on the farm. This is across from the Old Ebenezer Church Cemetary in the northern part of Modest Town. I have more family info. if it would help. Thank you.
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Fri, 18 Nov 2005 01:42:02 -0500.   
Subject: Hi


Hi, Pat, glad to see you stopped in. I've got most of the cemetery material posted, but am still contacting contributors for permission to post their photos, so it won't be "complete" for a while. The rest of my material previously posted at GHOTES will get here, too. Anyway, it's being put up for the public, and I hope people will continue to contribute photos, etc.

Enjoy,
Wayne

Pat Scherzinger  (Email address not shown), Fri, 18 Nov 2005 00:41:47 -0500.   
Subject: Hope to hear more for you


Hi, Glad that someone is on board for the rest of us out here. Looking forward to seeing more on your site. Hope you continue in your good work for the Eastern Shore and our many ancestors. Good Luck.
Pat
diane rehm  (Email address not shown), Mon, 7 Nov 2005 08:30:37 -0500.   
Subject: marriage date


I am still looking for the marriage date of my great grandparents Capt.Thos S.Parks and wife Sarah. They were probably married by 1848 as their first child Sarah J.Parks was born about 1848. Thos S.Parks,Jr, Milcah Ann, John Henry, Mary E, William Z, and Virginia Parks are some of their other chldren. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Diane
Wayne Stith  (Email address not shown), Sun, 6 Nov 2005 14:12:20 -0500.   
Subject: Greetings


Please use this facility to post comments.

Thanks,
Wayne



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