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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Anne Washington Wright #52ancestors

Today's #52ancestors blog is about my 8th great grandmother, Anne Washington Wright...

Birth: 1660
Northumberland County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1697
Westmoreland County
Virginia, USA

Anne Wright was the daughter of Col. John Washington and Ann Pope Washington. Anne married Francis Wright about 1682 in Virginia. She died before the date of the will of her brother Capt. Lawrence Washington, which was March 11, 1697. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Washington (1627 - 1677)
  Ann Pope Washington (1635 - 1668)
 
 Spouse:
  Francis Wright (1660 - 1773)*
 
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSsr=41&GSvcid=424577&GRid=54942673&  

Anne Washington was born ca 1662 in Bridge’s Creek, Westmoreland County, VA, daughter of Col. John Washington and Anne Pope. She died March 1697 at Great House Point, Westmoreland Co., VA. In 1680/82 she married Maj. Francis Wright (1656/Aug 1660 Northumberland Co, VA; died 17/23 Jun 1713, Westmoreland County, VA.) Charles Hoppins’ account of Maj. Wright starts: "Mr. Francis Wright, gentleman, captain, major, surveyor, attorney, sheriff, and justice of Westmoreland County, is abundantly of record as having increased the excellence of the social position and material independence of his father, Captain Richard Wright...”
“The long intimate friendship between the Wrights and Washington’s suffered a mutual loss in the death of Capt. Lawrence Washington in March, 1698, whose will, naming his deceased sister Anne and her husband Francis Wright, conveys an esteemed impression of the social and intellectual position and material independence of these allied families. The Washington’s at this time resided along Pope's and Mattox (Appomattox) creeks in the northern part of Westmoreland near where the national memorial to the family:
Montross, Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds & Wills No. 2 pg. 133, etc: "Item I give and bequeath to my sister Anne Wright's children, one man Servant a piece of four or five years to serve or Three Thousand pounds of Tobacco to purchase the same, to be delivered or paid to them when they arrive to the age of twenty years old Item I give that land which I bought of my Brother Francis Wright, being 200 acres lying near Storke's Quarter, to my son John Washington (etc) 11th day of March, 1697-8."
"The Pulpett cloth of velvet bequeathed to Appomattox church by Lawrence Washington was stolen in 1715 and made into breeches, as was related in full by the present author in the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. XXVII, No. 1.
Anne (Washington) Wright had died before the date of his will, March 11, 1697-8, hence no bequest to her, and hence the reference of the testator to being buried by the side of my Father and Mother & neare my Brother and Sisters, in the family burying ground on the original Washington estate near Pope's Creek in Washington parish, Westmoreland, where now stands the tall granite shaft erected by an act of Congress.
The death of Anne (Washington)Wright, when aged under thirty-eight, is also established the deed of sale, executed by her only son John Wright and his father, of land she had inherited from her father Col. John Washington, viz: (Montross, Westmoreland county, Virginia. Book entitled Deeds & Wills No. 4 Page. 175).
Daughter, Anne, supposed to be Francis Wright’s daughter by his second wife, Martha Cox, whom he married about 1709. I have also seen another son, Richard, but haven’t studied this carefully.

http://www.geni.com/people/Anne-Minor-Wright/6000000007549531991  

Sunday, January 26, 2014

William Hancock, Planter of Jamestown #52ancestors

William Hancock was born in England and died in Berkeley Hundred, Jamestown, VA. in 1622. He was one of many English settlers killed by the Indians in the 1622 massacre. He was the son of Thomas Hancock and Agnes Nickolls of England and was the father of Simon, William and Augustine.  

After his death, his sons came to the Old Dominion and founded my Hancock line in America. Simon married Susan Poynter and William married Elizabeth Spencer.....  

"He came to Jamestown in 1619 in a group that founded the Berkley Hundred. William was killed at Berkley Hundred on March 22, 1622 in the Indian Massacre. He had left his wife and young family in England. In the 1630's, three of his sons, August, Simon, and William came to America
According to a record contained in an old Hancock family Bible, William left England in 1619, aboard the ship "Margaret of Bristol" bound for America. He was coming to America in search of lumber for his shipbuilding business. Leaving his family behind in England, William sailed out through the Bristol Channel on Thursday, September 16, 1619. The "Margaret" dropped anchor in Chesapeake Bay on November 30, 1619. Then on December 4, 1619, William stepped off the "Margaret" and onto American soil at a site on the north shore of the James River, about halfway between present-day Williamsburg and Richmond, Virginia. The Berkeley Hundred Plantation was built at this location. It is still there today, but none of the original houses are still standing.
Berkeley Hundred Plantation is a huge plantation consisting of many homes. It resembled a small village. It was also the site for the first official Thanksgiving Day Service held in America, which William Hancock attended. Berkeley Hundred Plantation was the home of many of the first Govenors of Virginia, and later home to many early American Presidents.
"Thorpe's House" at Berkeley Hundred Plantation was home to several of the English gentlemen who were associated with the Virginia Company. This is where William lived. It was owned by Captain George Thorpe. Captain Thorpe put much confidence in the Indians and wanted to convert them to a more civilized way of life. During the winter of 1621-1622, it seemed he was making progress. The Indians seemed more friendly and were frequent visitors to the plantation and other surrounding settlements. The settlers were convinced that their Indian troubles were over. Little did they know, it was all a trick.
In the early morning hours of March 22, 1622, which was not on Good Friday, groups of Indians drifted into the settlement of Berkeley Hundred. They were unarmed, but soon armed themselves with guns and knives that were easily accessible in most homes. They then attacked the settlers. William Hancock, along with about 300 others were massacred. It was said the settlers were so surprised, they never had a chance to defend themselves.
There was one Indian who had befriended a family in Jamestown. When he learned of the impending attack, he couldn't bear the thought of this family being killed. He warned this family of the attack, and he was credited with saving Jamestown. When the attackers arrived at Jamestown, they were met by armed settlers. The Indians returned to their tribe without incident. -------------------- The progenitor of this Hancock family line was William Hancock who was born about 1580 in England. He was a member of The Virginia Company Of London which was created by King James I for the purpose of colonizing in America. The first settlement was established at Jamestown in 1607. William was a member of "The Virging Company", which was a company chartered by the King of England and it's purpose was to start a colony in America. William left his family in England and traveled to America in 1620. He came in search for timber for his shipbuilding business according to an old Hancock Bible record. As an investor in the Virginia Company, William traveled to Jamestown in 1619 aboard the "Margaret" of Bristol. He was a member of a group that founded Berkeley Hundred. On 22 March 1622 the settlement was attacked by Indians and William, along with many others, was massacred. He lived at Thorpe's House at Berkeley Hundred Plantation. William, along with about 350 other settlers were massacred by Indians at Berkeley Hundred Plantation on Good Friday, March 21, 1691/1692.
Shortly after 1630, three of William's sons came to America. Augustine, Simon and William became prominent planters in Virginia and established a family line that today includes many thousands of their descendants. From Virginia, their descendants migrated throughout the southeastern and midwestern states and today are living in all parts of the country."  
http://www.geni.com/people/William-Hancock/6000000002233710741


LINKS

http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I81449&tree=00 

http://www.geni.com/people/William-Hancock/6000000002233710741


Reverend William Robert Duncan, martyr. #52ANCESTORS


Reverend William Duncan, was born January 07, 1627/28 in Perth near the Firth of Tay, Perthshire, Scotland. He was beheaded January 02, 1690/91 near Glasgow, Lanard, Scotland.
William fell martyr during the religious troubles that afflicted Scotland at the time Charles the Second was restored to the throne, and William refused to take the Jacobite oath. He received his degree in theology from the King's College at Aberdeen on 1648. When William was ejected from office for informing against members of the resistance to Episcopalianism, his children fled to Virginia where they settled in the region of Northern Neck."

Source: http://users.lynchburg.net/sbarry/duncan.html    
Born: 7 JAN 1629/30 in Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
Married: c1658 to SusanSarah HALDANE
Died: 1692 in Glasgow, Scotland
Father: John Duncan (1600-?)
Mother: Janet MACARTHUR (c1600-?)
Children:
William DUNCAN II (1659-?) 1 OCT 1659 in Perthshire, Scotland
Charles DUNCAN(1662-?) 6 SEP 1662 in Glen Eagles, Perthshire, Scotland
Henry DUNCAN 1663-?) 14 JAN 1663/64 in Scotland
Susan DUNCAN (11664-?): 28 JAN 1664/65
Thomas DUNCAN (1664-?) 28 JAN 1664/65 in Perthshire, Scotland
Mary DUNCAN (1666-?) 1 FEB 1666/67 in Perthshire, Scotland

Blackburn Akers, Sr., Revolutionary Soldier #52ancestors

Blackburn Akers, Sr. is my 6th Great Grandfather. 
Blackburn Akers, Sr. was born about 1735 in Virginia and died about 1799 in Buckingham County, Virginia. He was the son of William Akers and Susannah Blackburn. He married Elizabeth Blackburn. She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Blackburn.
He was sworn to the American cause on 13 Sep 1777 in Montgomery Co VA, and served in the militia in 1781 in Montgomery Co VA. He was placed on the unfit-for-duty list of the militia company of Captain Daniel Trigg, indicating he was 50 or more years of age.
Blackburn's life can be traced through many documents. He was a witness to the will of John Mossum on 7 Oct 1754 in Cumberland Co VA [Will book 1, page 97, 7 Oct 1754.]. He was on the tithe list in 1764 in Buckingham Co VA. He was shown with one tithe, 245 acres of land and no wheel carriages. He was tithed in 1771 in Botetourt Co VA. His land on the head of Little River later became part of Fincastle and then Montgomery Co VA.
He was shown on the personal property tax list in 1782 in Montgomery Co VA. He had one tithe and eight cattle He was shown on the land tax list in 1782 in Montgomery Co VA. He was assessed with a tax of one shilling sixpence for twenty acres, value seven pounds, ten shillings
He was entered in court documents on 17 Oct 1787 in Montgomery Co VA. "In the matter of Walter Crockett vs. Blackburn Akers et al. Blackburn Akers and John Bishop held & bound unto Walter Crockett, Sheriff, thesum of 12 lb 11 shillings. (This stems from a suit of John Plank vs.estate of Blackburn Akers for the sum of 6 lb 5 shilling 6 pence. Notewas signed by Blackburn Akers and John Bishop. Jno. Bishop signed in German. Witnessed by Marthy Akers and Nancy Akers." He was entered in court documents on 4 Sep 1794 in Montgomery Co VA. "In the matter of William Hall vs Blackburn Akers.By acct. Blackburn Akers owes Hall 2 lb 12 shillings." He was entered in court documents in 1795 inMontgomery Co VA. "In the matter of Ingles & Russell vs Blackburn Akers for 5 lb damages & 7 lb 14 sh; to appear in ct. Dec 3, 1795." He was entered in court documents on 6 Nov 1795 in Montgomery Co VA."In the matter of John Van Lier (Lear) vs Blackburn Akers; 8 lb 16 sh & damage 5 lb owed on April 2, 1793." He was entered in court documents on 6 Apr 1796 in Montgomery Co VA. "In the matter of Geo.Taylor & Co. vs Blackburn Akers; note for 4 lb 6 shilling 1 penny for value rec'd. To appear in court Dec. 7, 1796." He was entered incourt documents on 12 Sep 1796 in Montgomery Co VA. "In the matter of John Van Lear vs Blackburn Akers et al; Owed 8 lb 16 sh & costs (et al was Samuel Merriday, who was on Blackburn's bond)." He was entered in court documents on 5 Oct 1797 in Montgomery Co VA. "In the matter of Ingles & Russell vs Blackburn Akers. Blackburn Akers owes 7 lbs 14shillings 5 pence & 5 lb damage. Note signed by Akers 29 Mar 1794 promised to pay 6 lb 17 shilling 4 pence on demand. This went on from 24 Mar 1794 to 1799. Many papers never served "for lack of time" and"for want of men". Note on back of one paper says "keep of by the force of arms". (kept off)."
Blackburn died about 1799 in Montgomery Co VA.Since he was summoned to appear at the 3 Oct 1799 term of theMontgomery Co VA court, he must have been living that summer. He doesnot appear on the personal property tax lists after 1798. He wasentered in court documents on 3 Oct 1799 in Montgomery Co VA."Summoned in the matter of Messenger Lewis vs Blackburn Acors for anote dated 11 May 1793 for 3 lb." He was entered in court documents1780, 1793 and 1795 in Montgomery Co VA. "In the matter of Herd'sExecs. vs Blackburn Akers; debtor to Mordecai Herd $3.00 for salt."
Children of Blackburn Akers , Sr
  • Jonathan Akers was born 29 MAY 1757 in Montgomery Co., VA, USA, and died 11 DEC 1827 in Montgomery Co., VA, USA. He married Hannah Howard 25 MAR 1795 in Montgomery Co., VA, USA. She was born ABT 1774.
  • Solomon Akers Sr was born ABT 1757 in Buckingham Co., VA, USA, and died ABT 1820 in Floyd Co., KY, USA. He married Lorton ABT 1781 in Montgomery Co., VA, USA. She was born ABT 1763 in VA, USA, and died ABT 1848.
  • John B Akers was born 12 MAR 1758 in Buckingham Co., VA, USA. He married Anne Jefferies. She was born ABT 1762.
  • Valentine Akers was born ABT 1762 in Buckingham Co., VA, USA, and died ABT 1834 in Floyd Co., KY, USA. He married Frances Branham ABT 1784 in Montgomery Co., VA, USA. She was born 3 FEB 1770 in VA, USA, and died ABT 1850 in Floyd Co., KY, USA.
  • Augustine Akers was born ABT 1763 in Buckingham Co., VA, USA, and died ABT 1845 in Montgomery Co., VA, USA. He married Rhoda Thompson 9 FEB 1785 in Montgomery Co., VA, USA. She was born 23 OCT 1767 in Buckingham Co., VA, USA.
  • Claybourne Akers was born ABT 1765. He married Elizabeth Thompson 17 APR 1789 in Montgomery Co., VA, USA. She was born ABT 1768.
  • Martha Akers was born ABT 1766 in Montgomery Co., VA, USA. She married Elswick Thompson 27 NOV 1788 in Montgomery Co., VA, USA. He was born ABT 1763.
  • William J Akers was born ABT 1767.
  • Susannah Akers was born 1770 in Montgomery Co., VA, USA, and died 1859 in Montgomery Co., VA, USA. She married Francis Charlton 3 FEB 1792 in Montgomery Co., VA, USA. He was born ABT 1766.
  • Jacob Akers was born ABT 1772 in VA, USA, and died AFT 1850 in Montgomery Co., VA, USA. He married Ruth Howard 21 DEC 1796 in Montgomery Co., VA, USA. She was born ABT 1766 in VA, USA, and died ABT 1815.
  • Blackburn Akers was born ABT 1770. He married Susannah Skaggs, daughter of James Skaggs and Rachel Susannah Moredock. She was born 1735 in VA, USA, and died 4 OCT 1797 in Montgomery Co., VA, USA. He married Eleanor Howard 17 APR 1797. She was born ABT 1776.
  • Adam Akers was born ABT 1774 in Montgomery Co., KY, USA, and died BEF 1850. He married Nancy Altizer in Montgomery Co., KY, USA, daughter of Emera V Altizer Sr and Mary Miller. She was born 1790 in Floyd Co., KY, USA, and died in Montgomery Co., KY, USA.
Links to additional material:

Childern of John and Elizabeth Witt Hancock #SundaySource

1b) John Hancock and Elizabeth Witt's children
1b1)Charles married 14 Jan 1830 Nancy A Koger in Patrick County
1b2)Greenville Lewis married 7 April 1839 ( ditto with the month and
day)Elizabeth Stegall in Patrick Co
1b3)Benjamin F married 13 Jan 1840 Lucy Harris in Patrick County
1b4)Martha married Joseph Edwards 4 Dec 1840 ( same with the day and
month) in Patrick County
1b5)John Witt Hancock married Jane Edwards ( daughter of Brice and Jane
Edwards) 14 Oct 1841 in Patrick County, VA
1b6) Peter G Hancock ( born 1820) married Betsy Edwards ( daughter of
Brice and Jane Edwards) 25 Dec 1839 died around 1891 served in CSA

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Little Jim Akers #52ancestors

The following is from a paper by Lucy Hudson Akers, a daughter-in-law of 
Brooks. She says that Brooks told her this as he would sit in his chair and 
she would be cleaning up the house.
She says that Jonathan was married to Rebecca Kunode who was raised in 
England. They were the parents of James who was one of their six children. 
James married Sarah Reed in 1840. They had eight children, six boys and two 
girls. George, Jonathan,Ed, Brooks,Psaulters and Willam The girls were 
Elizabeth and Nancy.
George and Jonathan fought in the civil war. George was killed at the battle 
of Bull Run. Jonathan was wounded, being shot through the mouth and about the 
face. (note: family lore has it that Jonathan had deserted and knew that the 
soldiers were sseeking him so he dressed in his mother's clothes and was 
sitting at the spinning wheel when they came. Apparently they didn't check 
very close)
Brooks' grandfather died during the first year of the war Becky died at the 
age of 95 during the second year from nose bleed.

James was the first school teacher in these parts and built the first school 
house in the neighborhood. It was built from logs and was just one room. He 
taught for fifty cents per month for each child often taking his pay in 
foodstuff. He also did public writing, such as deeds and such documents. 

In 1868 he helped build the log cabin for his son Jonathan which later became 
the home of his son Brooks.It was in this house that Sarah/Sally died in 
early Eightys. James lived alone for awhile, later marrying Nancy Leffew who 
was the spinister aunt of Brooks' wife Louise 
James had been used to being a free spirit and couldn't adapt himself to the 
peculiar ways of the spinister woman. They only lived together for a short 
time and then he lived among his children.
He was found dead one winterey day near his son Ed's house. (Note: some say 
he froze to death)
He was on his knees as if he were praying.

The letter stops here with the word "continued" but no one has seen any more 
writing. I don't know if she stopped there or if she wrote more and it was 
lost. I wish I could have received this letter before she passed away.    

7. Eula Akers (1922- 2002) #52ancestors

Now if there was ever a woman that should have been wrote about, it's my maternal grandmother Eula. One of the nicest people you would have ever met and her sausage gravy was to die for.

Eula Akers was born in Virginia in 1922 to William Akers and Vennie Lee Bourne. She married Garnett Hancock, son of Burrell Hancock and Ida Linville.  Eula had 11 children and 5 siblings.
She passed away in 2002.  

http://www.angelfire.com/nc3/ray/bc/family/eula.html

IN LOVING MEMORY 
OF
Eula Akers Hancock
age 80
sunday, june 4, 1922
thursday, August, 29, 2002
SERVICES
Vaughan-Guynn Chapel
Saturday, August 31, 2002
2:00pm
OFFICIATING
Rev. Titus Anderson
INTERMENT
Fries Cemetery
SURVIVORS
DAUGHTERS & SONS-IN-LAW
Belva Hancock
Juanita Marlow
Mary Mitchell
Stella & Jim Pierce
Ruth Heninger
Lorene & Howard Nichols
SONS & DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW
Harold & Christine Hancock
Fred & Angela Hancock
Jimmie Hancock
Bobby & Kim Hancock
SISTERS
Betty Hancock
Edna Leath
BROTHERS
Frank Akers
Hobert Akers
24 GRANDCHILDREN
37 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN
1 GREAT-GREAT-GRANDCHILD
SEVERAL NIECES & NEPHEWS





6. Private Garnett Hancock, World War Two Veteran.(1912-1994) #52ancestors #ancestorlist

Birth:1912 in Grayson, Virginia, United States
Death:19 Nov 1994 in Virginia.
Sex:M
Father:Burrell Hancock b. 1 Jul 1890 in Floyd County, Virginia
Mother:Ida Mae Linville b. 1 Feb 1891 in North Carolina, United States

 1. Garnett Hancock was born in Virginia to Burrell Hancock and Ida Linville. He married Eula Akers, the daughter of William Akers and Vennie Lee Bourne.

In 1942, he enlisted in the Army at Camp Lee in Virginia where he served with pride. Garnett and Eula had many children and grandchildren before he lost a leg to diabetes and died in a Veterans Admin Hospital in 94.



70. Christopher Richards, Sr. (1802- 1892) Lost 5 sons in the war. #52ancestors

Found a memorial to my ancestor Christopher Richards, Sr. on FindAGrave.com by my cousin Harold G. Richards. It reads....

Christopher was the son of Waitman Richards and Sarah "Sally" Hodges. Waitman's family lived about 6 miles south east of Rocky Mount in Franklin County Virginia [between Sydnorsville and Sontag]. Waitman's father had established a large plantation there in 1758.
Christopher married Nancy Adeline Moore, daughter of Jacob Moore and Frances Shuffield; on February 9 1826 in Franklin County, and raised their family there.
Children I know of: 1. Clarissa Betty [1827] +James Henry Williams 2. Hamilton Wade [1834] +Mary Jane King 3. Robert E. [1835] +Sarah Jane Shilling 4. Christopher Jr. [1836] +Hannah Adeline Gearhart 5. Aly Anne +James B. Maxey 6. William [1838] +Sarah Jane Moore 7. Samuel M. [1840] 8. Sarah F. [1844] died at age 14 9. Louisa Abigail [1846] +Bruce Everett Maxey 10. Octavia [1847] +Robert Jackson 11. Lewis P. [1850] 12. Mary H. [1858]
1860 census South West Dist, Franklin Co VA Christo [sic] no family listed
Christopher had 5 sons serve and give their lives in the Civil War. Company "B", 42nd Virginia Infantry Regiment Roster RICHARDS: Christopher Jr., Hamilton Wade, Robert E., Samuel M., and William.
1880 census Maggodee Dist, Franklin Co VA Chris Richards 80 wife Nancy Richards 68 grandson Sam Mcd Richards 13 grandson Wm. C. Richards 15
LINEAGE: Waitman RICHARDS [1765] Franklin Co VA Edward RICHARDS [1731] MD/ Franklin Co VA Benjamin RICHARDS [1710] MD/old Lunenburg & Franklin Co VA Edward RICHARDS [1678] Manchester, Lancashire England/MD
Family links: Parents: Waitman Richards (1765 - 1845) Sarah Hodges Richards (1775 - 1830)
Children: Hamilton Wade Richards (1834 - 1862)* Christopher Richards (1834 - 1862)* Robert E. Richards (1835 - 1862)* William Richards (1838 - ____)* Samuel M. Richards (1840 - 1862)* Sarah F. Richards (1844 - 1858)* Louisa Abigail Richards Maxey (1845 - 1929)*

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvcid=424577&GRid=93128960&


Harold has extensive records on the Richards line that we come from and I am glad to have found him and friended him on FindAGrave. The Richards line goes back to Lancashire England.
#52ancestors

Friday, January 24, 2014

Sgt. Wright Bond: Minute Man and Revolutionary Soldier #52ancestors

UPDATE although i was previously led to believe that my NICHOLS bloodline was descended from Wright Bond, DNA proved that was wrong. Wright Bond is not an ancestor but one of his descendants did marry a descendant of my HATCHER bloodline and so he is still in the family tree...
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Sgt. Wright Bond was a Minute Man and Revolutionary Soldier. He was the son of Page Bond and Ann Holland. He married Martha Brown, daughter of James Brown and Mary Spearman.
He was a descendant of Major John Bond of Virginia, who married Dorothy Harris.

http://revwarapps.org/w3382.pdf     
http://home.earthlink.net/~fbond/bond01/d1.htm   
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ywhite/wilmic/d0/i0000402.htm

 Wright2 Bond (Page1)(57) was born in Cumberland Co., VA. April 13, 1759. Wright died February 10, 1843 in Bedford Co., VA., at 83 years of age.
He married Martha "Patsy" Brown in Cumberland, Va, November 17, 1781.(58) Patsy was born about 1760. She was the daughter of James Brown and Mary Spearman. Patsy died after March 1848. Information taken from Bible records and with Pension Application. Patsy was 83 in 1843, and a widow. Dennis Johnson provided this info.
Wright was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census in Bedford Co.,VA..(59) According to Dennis Johnson: "It would appear that WRIGHT BOND was born 13 Apr 1759 in CUMBERLAND Co., VA. He married MARTHA "Pats/Patty" BROWN in Cumberland Co., VA. in Nov. 1781. (It states they married in Cumberland Co., VA. in the Pension file...ymw)
It is not clear where he was after November 1781 but we do know that he moved to Bedford, Va. in 1799-1800. Thus it would appear that all the children were born in CUMBERLAND CO., VA. up until Rhoda who could have been born in either location.

WRIGHT WAS A REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER. HE ENLISTED IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY, VA. WHERE HE WAS BORN AND RAISED. HIS AMERICAN REVOLUTION PENSION # W3382.
"Dennis has a record of the letter sent to Miss Jane Smith in 1930 from the National Archives: "REV. AND 1812 WARS SECTION; MCS:MLB NOVEMBER 7, 1930
MISS JANE E. SMITH BEDFORD, VIRGINIA

DEAR MADAM:
YOU ARE ADVISED THAT IT APPEARS FROM THE PAPERS IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PENSION CLAIM, W. 3382, THAT WRIGHT BOND WAS BORN APRIL 13, 1759 IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
WHILE A RESIDENT OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA, HE WAS ENGAGED IN 1775 TO SERVE FOR ONE YEAR AS A MINUTE MAN, AND DURING THAT PERIOD HE ENLISTED AND SERVED THREE TOURS IN CAPTAIN JOSPEH CARRINTON'S (Joseph Carrington - ymw)VIRGINIA COMPANY. A TOUR OF ABOUT ONE MONTH AS A PRIVATE, (a tour) ONE OF THREE AND A HALF MONTHS AS A PRIVATE AND WAS AT NORFOLK AT THE TIME LORD DUNMORE BURNED THAT TOWN, AND A TOUR OF FOUR MONTHS AS CORPORAL. HE ENLISTED IN SEPTEMBER, 1777 AND SERVED SIX WEEKS AS SERGEANT IN CAPTAIN BENJAMIN WILSON'S VIRGINIA COMPANY AND HE STATED THAT THIS SERVICE WAS AS SUBSTITUTE FOR HIS FATHER-IN-LAW, MOSES HUBBARD.

( It was first thought that he was married before Pasty Brown became his wife. But we (Linda Lawson ; David Bell ; Marcia Witt ; Janice Kay Markham ; Dennis Johnson & I) have since learned that "father-in-law" was a frequent term for "step-father" in Colonial times...This news supports the theory that Page & Ann Holland Bond were Wrights parents...David Bell says, "Sometime before 1768 - when Anne's father identified her as "daughter Anne Hubbard" in his LWT - Anne had married Moses Hubbard." ...Yvonne Anspach White)

HE ENLISTED IN 1777 AND SERVED FOUR MONTHS AS SERGEANT IN CAPTAIN ROBERT ANDERSON'S VIRGINIA COMPANY.
HE ENLISTED IN 1779 AND SERVED TWO MONTHS AS SERGEANT IN CAPTAIN ROBERT ANDERSON'S VIRGINIA COMPANY.
HE ENLISTED IN 1780 AND SERVED AS SERGEANT IN CAPTAIN ROBERT ANDERSON'S VIRGINIA COMPANY.
IN 1799 OR 1800 HE MOVED TO BEDFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA
THE SOLDIER DIED FEBRUARY 10, 1843 IN BEDFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA.
THE SOLDIER MARRIED IN NOVEMBER, 1781 IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY, VIRGINIA MARTHA OR PATSEY BROWN.
WRIGHT AND MARTHA BOND HAD THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN:
SALLEY BORN JANUARY 23, 1783 DIED JULY 5, 1798 (Then this typewritten form has the following hand written notes with no comment as to whom the author is. dj)

Handwritten notes as follows:
MADE NO REFERENCE TO BATTLE OF CAMDEN (?GATES or TATES DEFEAT. dj) AS SOLDIER DID NOT STATE THAT HE ACTUALLY PARTICIPATED IN THE BATTLE.
(Page 2, dj)
CHILDREN CONTINUED
ALLEN BORN JULY 21, 1785
MEHALA BORN DECEMBER 4, 1787
WILLIAM BORN JULY 8, 1790 DIED JULY 20, 1790
ANNEY BORN OCTOBER 7, 1791
PLEASANT BORN JULY 2, 1794
MARY SPEARMAN BOND BORN SEPTEMBER 15, 1797
RHODA BORN FEBRUARY 6, 180-(ILLEGIBLE) (this is what they wrote.dj)
Very truly yours
E. W. MORGAN
ACTING COMMISSIONER

The dj notes are Dennis Johnson's.
Wright Bond is most probably the uncle or cousin of the following child:
child 3 i. Tirzah3 Bond was born in Cumberland Co.,VA. about 1778. Estimated from marriage date. She married Francis G. Hardwood in Bedford Co.,VA., June 9, 1798.(60) Francis was born about 1778. Estimate based on marriage date. Wright Bond was surety, meaning he posted the $500 bond, so we assume Tirzah was close kin.

Wright Bond and Martha "Patsy" Brown had the following children:
child 4 ii. Sally Bond was born in Cumberland Co.,VA on January 23, 1783. Sally died July 5, 1798 at 15 years of age. Her body was interred July 17, 1798 in Bedford, Va.(Cumberland Co.,VA?).
child + 5 iii. Allen Sr. Bond was born July 21, 1785.
child 6 iv. Mahala Bond was born in Cumberland Co.,VA. on December 4, 1787. She married Micajah Turner in Bedford Co., VA. on July 28, 1806. Wright Bond, Surety.
child 7 v. William Bond was born in Cumberland Co.,VA. July 8, 1790. William died July 20, 1790 in Cumberland Co.,VA, at less than one year of age. His body was interred after July 20, 1790 in Cumberland Co.,VA.
child 8 vi. Anne "Anney" Bond was born in Cumberland Co., VA on October 7, 1791. She married John B. Turner in Bedford Co., VA. on October 9, 1811. Wright Bond, Surety.
child 9 vii. Pleasant A. Bond was born in Cumberland Co.,VA. on July 2, 1794. He married Elizabeth Jeter in Bedford Co., VA., April 4, 1826. (From Bedford Co., VA. Marriages: Mar. 21, 1826; Pleasant Bond & Elizabeth Jeter, dt John; Wily Noble, Surety; Married by John Ayers, April 4, 1826.) Pleasant A. Bond died January, 1863 in Bedford Co.,VA. (death date from Marcia Witt)
child 10 viii. Mary Spearman Bond was born in Cumberland Co., VA. on September 15, 1797. She married Pleasant Brown in Bedford Co., VA., December 2, 1824.(From Bedford Co., VA. Marriages: Dec. 1, 1824; Pleasant Brown & Mary S. Bond; Pleasant Bond, Surety; Married by John Ayers, Dec. 2, 1824.
child 11 ix. Rhoda A. Bond was born in Cumberland or Bedford Co., Va February 6, 1800. Rhoda died May 28, 1869 at 69 years of age. Her body was interred after May 28, 1869 in Bedford Co., VA. She married Isaac Henderson Nichols, Sr. in Bedford Co., VA., September 29, 1818. (From Bedford Co., VA. Marriages: Aug. 24, 1818; Isaac Nichols & Rhoda Bond; Wright Bond, Surety; Married by John Ayers, Sept. 29, 1818.)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

5. Mamie Catherine Collins Nichols #ancestorlist #52ancestors

Here is my 7th post for #52-Ancestors-in-52-Weeks , a challenge posed by Amy Johnson Crow. #5 on the Pedigree. My paternal grandmother...  


May Catherine Nichols (Collins) 

PLACE OF BURIAL:Jacksonville Burial Ground, Floyd Co, VA
BIRTH:September 8, 1895
FLOYD, VA.
DEATH:December 11, 1936 (41)
Floyd Co, VA

The daughter of D. J. Collins and Martha Bartlett, "Mamie" married Rufus Nichols in Floyd, Va. She passed away at the age of 41.  

Place of Burial: Jacksonville Burial Ground, Floyd Co, VA
Birth: September 8, 1895 
FLOYD CO, VA
Death: December 11, 1936 (41) 
Floyd Co, VA 
Immediate Family:
Daughter of D. J. COLLINS and Martha Collins (BARTLETT)
Wife of Rufus S. Nichols
Mother of Hettie B. Dunford (Nichols); Ruby Irene Hancock; Pop; Deacon Maynard E. Nichols; Valentine Nichols; Peggy Hoback (Nichols); Wilburn Nichols; Hazel Woods and Elsie Isom 
Sister of Maude E. Starkey (COLLINS); Lula A. Nichols (COLLINS) and Nancy COLLINS

Sarah Jarman (Morgan) Boone, the woman behind the Legend. #52ancestors

Meet Sarah Jarman Morgan Boone, the mother of Daniel Morgan Boone, Sr. and the wife of Squire Boone, Sr.
Sarah is my fifth great aunt.


Among the Welsh Quakers was a family of Morgans. In 1720 Squire Boone, a son of George and Mary (Maugridge) Boone married Sarah Morgan. A Welsh American planter of note who came early to Pennsylvania was Edward Morgan, the grandfather of two great Americans: Daniel Boone of Kentucky, son of Squire and Sarah (Morgan) Boone and Gen. Daniel Morgan, according to Quaker records. (Ref. P.22 Boone Bulletin and American Pioneer Records, Vol II 1934-39)
   
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ccsnyder&id=I1568  
http://www.data-wales.co.uk/boone2.htm


Place of Burial:Joppa Cemetery, Mocksville, Davie, North Carolina, United States 
Birth:September 23, 1700 
Towamencin Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, Colonial America 
Death:January 1, 1777 (76)
Mocksville, Davie, North Carolina, United States 




http://www.geni.com/people/Sarah-Boone/6000000000965106239
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8117559

35. Clarissa "Betty" Richards Williams #52ancestors

My third great grandmother, Clarissa A. Richards Williams AKA Betty. Ancestor 35.

http://www.hodges-hodge-society.org/db/getperson.php?personID=I466&tree=37
http://www.geni.com/people/Clarissa-Betty-Williams/6000000011016399093
http://records.ancestry.com/Clarissa_Betty_Richards_records.ashx?pid=126138363

Born in Franklin, Virginia, USA on May 1827 to Christopher Richards and Nancy Moore. Clarissa Betty married James Henry Williams and had at least 2 children. She passed away on 1910 in Virginia, USA


Betty's husband was a professional gambler and was a CSA private in the Civil War and died as prisoner of war June 1, 1862. After Betty's husband and five of her brothers died during the Civil War, Clarissa hid one of her boys in a cave, to keep him from being drafted or caught and hanged by the "Home Guard."

Sometimes Isabelle would go with her to take him food. They would walk down a stream bed, so they couldn't be tracked. After the war, Clarissa went with her daughter and son-in-law, who was a minister, to Bluefield, West Virginia. She owned a large amount of land in Franklin County, bought with her husband's gambling winnings (but we have not yet located the land records).

 In 1910 at age 85, she was living with her son Noah H. "Hank" Williams in Montgomery County, Virginia. *
 * This is taken from the book of John Marchel Reed and Anne Cora Nichols Reed by Nancy Mae Little Randers-Pehrson and Glenn Randers-Pherson

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Project Ancestor List #AncestorList #pedigree

So its kind of self explanatory but the project goes like this.

List all the people in the Ancestor List in order and blog about each one.

i.e.

1. Me
2. Pop
3. Mom
4. Grandpa Nichols
5. Grandma Nichols
and so on...
label each entry with the tag #ancestorlist
and you end up with a nice orderly look at everyone on your ancestor list.
You can also label them with #pedigree.
The ancestor must be a direct ancestor of your #bloodline.
I have already started this project but felt that some degree of explanation was in order.
Those of you who are into genealogy already knew what was going on, but those other guys were scratching their heads a little bit.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Rufus Samuel Nichols' Old Man's Draft Card

The year was 1942 and the selective service was registering older men for the draft. The 4th of 7 registrations was called the old men's draft because it registered men aged 45 to 64... My grandpa was about 49 when he registered.
#DraftCard  #MilitaryRecord #WWII

WWII "Old Man's Draft" Registration Cards
Each card contains the registrant's name, age, birth date and place, residence, employer, and physical description. After Pearl Harbor, the U.S. initiated a draft that reached beyond younger age groups. This registration was not intended to be used for military service, but to provide a complete inventory of manpower resources that could be used for national service. Registration on April 27, 1942, included men not already in the military who were born on or between April 28, 1877, and February 16, 1897. 
http://www.fold3.com/document/283110822/ 

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WWII "Old Man's Draft" Registration Cards
Each card contains the registrant's name, age, birth date and place, residence, employer, and physical description. After Pearl Harbor, the U.S.see more...









Year:
1942     


              Given Name:
Rufus Samuel 
Surname:
Nichols 
Birth Date:
22-Aug-1893 
Race:
White 
Birth City:
Floyd 
Birth State Or Country:
Virginia 
State Headquarters:
Virginia 
State:
Virginia 
City:
Floyd 

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