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Friday, July 20, 2018

John Yeargain of Charlotteville, Virginia #vagenealogy #vaancestry #vawils #vaestates #vamarriages #virginiapioneersnet

John Yeargain

John Yeargain, a resident of Charlottesville since about 1790, was born in a small village four miles from Hampton. From the time of his youth, he enjoyed the game of catch and keep. The object was that if anything valuable was within his grasp, he possessed it. He continued playing the game when he became an adult. As a result, he became wealthy and "sometimes boasting exhibits the first four-pence half penny that was ever in his possession." Ultimately, he shunned his neighbors and and began buying and selling whiskey, which became his primary employment. After residing in different parts of the village, he purchased a home near the court house square where he conspicuously refused to treat any one and never receives paper money. He supplied himself with water from the pump at the court house. The eccentric behavior of John Yeargain left its imprint on Charlottesville when an article appeared in the Southern Recorder, Milledgeville, Georgia, dated April 4, 1829. 

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Searching for Marriage Records #georgiapioneerscom

Searching for Marriage Records
1886

One of the more difficult aspects of looking for ancestors is the discovery of a marriage record at the local court house.  As so many marriages occurred in churches went unrecorded at the court house simply because it was not always required by law.

For this reason, it is incumbant upon the genealogist to do a through search into the activities of those concerned.  Let us say that the search is for the name of the bride.  One must begin, however,  with the groom and trace his whereabouts during certain years.  In other words, find enough information so to draw certain conclusions.   A normal practice was to marry one's neighbor.  This could be in the vicinity of the home of the groom, or in another locale which also included relatives with whom he often visited.

An important resource is a visit to the cemetery is indicated because sometimes the bride's maiden name is also on the tombstone.  While you are there, look around and see who was buried near your families.  This is the local neighborhood; friends and relatives of your ancestors!  If you have performed a thorough search of the deed records (another good source), you will recognize some of these people.

Also, in more recent years, the death certificates of all of the children of a couple is a good bet because the name of the mother could be listed.   And, a death certificate of the husband as well.

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Finding the Old Homeplace #genealogy #gawills #gaestates #gamarriages

Finding the Old Homeplace

The actual site can be discovered. It simply requires some detail work and exercise! The last will and testament of James Cunningham specified that his tobacco crop of 1774 and 1775 were to be used to pay his last expenses, yet he did not succumb until five years later. The plantation was located on the Banister River near Markham and Riceville. The Banister begins as an anonymous trickle in the mountains west of Chatham and trinkles its way into Pittsylvania County. The real clue to locating old homeplaces is to read all of the documents, that is wills, estates, deeds and tax digests. Then, acquire a county map, search out the waterways and other clues, and go to the locale. The site of the plantation would be near a community of sorts, a church, churchyard or even unidentified cememteries in the woods.

Banister River
The Banister River which may actually be in Pittsylvania County 

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Names of Virginia Ancestors --- > Charlotte County #vagenealogy #vaancestry #vawils #vaestates #vamarriages #virginiapioneersnet

Charlotte County, Virginia Genealogy, Wills, Estates


CharlottesvilleCharlotte County was formed in 1764 from Lunenburg ounty and was named for Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III of England. It is located in the south central part of the Commonwealth of Virginia. John Randolph and Patrick Henry were from Charlotte County and their names are found in the old will records. 

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

Miscellaneous
  • Franklin, Robert, LWT (1809), transcript
Digital Images of Will Book No. 1 (1765 to 1791) 
Testators: Adams, William;Adkins, William;Allen, Elizabeth;Allen, Joseph;Anderson, John;Ashworth, Isaac; Barksdale, Collier; Barnes, Henry Jr.;Bedford, Stephen; Bedford, Thomas;Boulden, Thomas;Brent, John;Bunkley, Joshua; Burton, James;Caldwell, David;Cardwell, Richard;Cargill, Daniel; Carter, Christopher;Carter, John;Childers, Jeremiah;Christopher, William;Clements, Francis;Coles, James;Collier, Thomas;Comer, Elizabeth;Cunningham, James;Davenport, Jack Smith;Davis, William; Dawson, William;Dickerson, Jane;Dudgen, Richard;Dudgins, William; East, William Sr.;Edenfield, Thomas;Farrar, Charles;Fletcher, Mary;Foster, George;Francis, James;Fuqua, Elizabeth;Fuqua, Samuel;Grigg, James;Gwin, George;Haley, James;Hall, William; Hannah, John Sr.;Harra, Isabella;Harra, Michael;Harvy, Thomas Sr.;Harwood, Francis;Haskerson, John;Hays, Richard;Hendricks, Gustavus;Henry, Robert;Herndon, John;Hudson, James;Hunt, Charles; Isbell, James; Jackson, Robin;Jamison, William;Johns, John; Johns, Thomas;Johnson, William;Joyce, Thomas;Lackland, John; Lane, James;Landsman, William;Lawson, George;Lea, John; Mann, Francis;Marshall, John;Martin, Abraham;May, Daniel;May, David;May, Henry;Middleton, John;Mills, William;Mitchell, John; Morris, Joshua;Morton, Joseph;Morton, Josiah;Morton, Samuel; Mullins, John;Oliver, Joseph;Orr, James;Orr, Shadrack;Perrin, Joseph;Pettus, Dabney;Porter, James;Portman, Thomas;Pryor, Robert;Pugh, Willoughby;Read, Clement;Read, Clement (2);Read, Isaac;Read, Mary;Redman, William; Roberts, John;Rodgers, Thomas; Smith, Conrad Mercer;Smith, Robert;Spencer, James;Spencer, Sion; Stanton, John;Stowe, Joel;Stowe, Matthew;Subblet, William; Sublet, Abram;Sullivant, Owen;Taylor, John;Thompson, Sarah; Toombs, Elizabeth;Towles, Japeth;Townes, William;Watkins, William;Watson, Elizabeth;Watson, Mathew;Watts, John;Weatherford, Majer;White, John;Williams, William;Williams, William(2); 

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

1941 Chevrolet

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Names of SC Ancestors --- > Marion County #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet #scwills

Marion County Wills and Estates

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Marion County was initially created in 1785 as the county of Liberty in old Georgetown District, one of the original judicial districts created in 1769. In 1798 when courthouse districts were created in South Carolina, the name Marion District was named after General Francis Marion who was born in St. John;'s Parish, near Georgetown, South Carolina. Early settlers: William; Britton, Joseph Burch, John; Burnett, Joshua Dennis, James; Crawford, Joseph Gregg, William; Griggs, James; Keen, Edwards Owens, Daniel Stone, Anthony Sweet, Jesse Wiggins.

Marion County Records Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers
  • Index to Marion County Will Book I (1796-1853).

Transcripts of Marion County Wills, 1796 to 1840

Testators: Allen, Bennett; Arrington, Benjamin; Avant, Abraham; Ayres, Darius; Baley, William;; Ballard, Rachel; Barrow, Benjamin Post; Bartell, Mary; Bass, Right; Beckwith, Henry; Bellune, James C.; Benson, John; Berry, Eli; Bethea, John; Bethea, Philip; Bethea, William; Bigham, James; Bird, Arthur; Britton, Stephen; Britton, William; Brown, Edward; Brown, Jeremiah; Brown, Samuel; Bryant, Jesse; Burch, Joseph; Burkett, Thomas; Burnett, John; Campbell, James; Campbell, Peter; Carter, Josiah; Carter, Stephen R.; Clark, Joseph; Coward, John; Coxe, Judith; Crawford, James; Creel, James; Davis, Benjamin; Davis, Francis; Davis, Hanna; Davis, James; Davis, Joseph; Davis, P. F.; Davis, William; Dees, Arthur; Dees, Malakiah; Dennis, Joshua; Dennis, Thomas Sr.; Dew, Christopher Sr.; DeWitt, Thomas; Douge, Tully; Dozier, Ann; Dozier, John; Dozier, Leonard; Drew, Thomas; Edwards, Samuel; Evans, Nathan; Exum, Benjamin; Exum, Robert; Exum, William; Finkler, John; Flowers, Nathan; Ford, Preserved; Fore, Judith; Foxworth, James; Foxworth, Job; Gibson, Jordan; Godbold, Thomas; Gourley, Joseph; Greaves, William Henry; Greavis, John; Gregg, James; Gregg, John; Gregg, Joseph; Gregg, Robert; Gregg, William Sr.; Grice, James; Grice, William; Griggs, William; Harlee, Thomas Sr.; Harrell, James; Harrell, Lewis; Harrelson, Jeremiah;   ...more names....


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

1941 Ford

1941 Ford


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Names of NC Ancestors --- > Cherokee County #ncgenealogy #ncancestry #ncwils #ncestates #ncmarriages

Cherokee County Genealogy: Wills and Estates

Smokey MountainsCherokee County was formed in 1839 from a part of Macon County. This county is bordered by the states of Tennessee and Georgia, and is located in the southern tip of the Great Smokey Mountains. Cherokee County was named to honor the Cherokee Indians who inhabited this area before being removed and relocated to Oklahoma in 1838. Every Cherokee was not removed. The industrious families remained behind and their descendants reside in the area today. In 1900 the Dawes Commission opened up the lands in the State of Oklahoma to anyone who could prove at least 1/32nd blood. Over 32,000 applications flooded Washington, D. C. from Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Unfortunately, few were able to prove descent as most of them were relying upon memory, however, those who proved ancestry through the various Indian Rolls received free land grants.

Cherokee County Wills and other Records Available to Members of North Carolina Pioneers

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Wills and Estates 1869 to 1918
  • Wills and Estates 1918 to 1934

Miscellaneous

  • James, Emeline Parker, LWT (image) (1915)
  • Parker, Martin, LWT (image) (1894)
  • List of Wills 1857 to 1941
  • List of Estates 1843 to 1940
  • Miscellaneous List of Probate Records 1866 to 1948
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

1941 Hudson

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Names of Kentucky Ancestors --- > Garrard County #kygenealogy #kyancestors #kywills #kyancestry

Garrard County Wills, Estates, Guardianhips, Annual Returns, Inventories, Settlements

Map of Garrard County

Garrard County was formed in 1796 and was named after James Garrard, the Governor of Kentucky from 1796 to 1804. The county seat is Lancaster. 

Indexes to Wills, Estates, Guardianships, Distributions
  • 1797 to 1805
  • 1807 to 1811
  • 1805 to 1809
Militia Records
  • Paymaster Records of 7th Regiment Kentucky Militia 1808 to 1813
Images of Wills, Estates, Inventories, Guardianships, Distributions, Book A, 1797 to 1805

Alford, John * Ball, John * Banks, Jones Banks, Levin * Banks, Lynn Banks, Samuel * Barbour, James* Blanton, Joshua Bowen, William* Brady, Charles* A. Carns, Alexadnder* Carpenter, Sopher* Compton, Zachariah* Cosden, Matthew* Cummins, Moses* Dickens, Benjamin* Gooch, Elizabeth* Gooch, Jesse* Hayden, James* Harris, R. Harris, Solomon Harrison, Richard Havis, Robert* Hays, William* Hiett, Abner Hinds, James* Hogan, John * Huffman, Frederick* Irvine, Joshua Kincaid, Robert* Lambton, William* Lawson, Elisha Macklin, James* Marksburg, Samuel * Mayfield, Micajah Miller, Jacob* Nelson, Ambrose Nickern, Michael Perrel, Henry* Poor, Robin Sapery, John * Scott, Samuel * Smith, James* Smith, John to Sally Smith* Smith, Liberty, orphan of Henry* Smith, Mark* Smith, William, Capt.* Stapp, Gholson* Stapp, Rachel* Sutton, Rowland* Terrill, Joseph* Terrill,, Robert* Toney, Bishop Wooley, William* 
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