MARTIN, SAMUELS, CHENAULT, FARMER - I'm researching the Martin's of Essex CO. A John Martin died 1740 naming sons:John, William, wife Mary (Samuels) and her father James. Also children by Mary named James, George, Sarah and Mary Martin. Mary died 1780-85. Estate divided into 1/5ths. James, John, George Martin, John Chenault and Ralph Farmer in right of wives. Looking for what happened to any of these families. Believe that some moved out of County. Thanks.
NOEL, WARING, UPSHAW, GARDNER - I am searching for information on the Noel line prior to Theodoric Noel and his son, Silas Mercer Noel. I am also trying to clear up confusion regarding the parentage of the wife of Silas Mercer Noel: Maria Waring, daughter of Captain Robert Payne Waring. It is not clear if she is the daughter of Robert Payne Waring I or Robert Payne Waring II, and she is listed as the daughter of Sarah Upshaw, wife of RPW II, and as the daughter of Elizabeth Gardner, third wife of RPW I. Any information regarding these two lines would be helpful in straightening out this confusing situation. I have a date of birth of Maria Waring as 1790, and a date of birth for Silas Mercer Noel as 13 August 1783. They were married in 1805. I have no information regarding Elizabeth Gardner.
CAUTHEN - I am searching for the name of the mother of William Cauthen, b. 1760 Essex Co. VA. Father was James Cauthen. I would like to know where they originated. I have been unable to find the origin of the Cauthen name. Can anyone help. Thanks .
DANGERFIELD/DAINGERFIELD - Looking for information on the Dangerfield/Daingerfield Family of Essex Co. Looking for information on Robinson Daingerfield or any of the family that moved to the Pittsylvania/Franklin/Pulaski County areas of Va about 1800 or earlier. Especially Edward Dangerfield who married Sarah Hoffman in 1847.
ATKINS, BROOKS, HUNDLEY, LUMPKIN - Looking for information about the ATKINS family of 19th century Essex County. Ezra C. ATKINS married Columbia BROOKS. Ezra's father was Clayton ATKINS. He married Laura HUNDLEY. Clayton's father was another Clayton ATKINS. He married a Lumpkin. Looking for anything before that. I can't establish parentage for the elder Clayton.
GRAVES, REYNOLDS - Searching for information on Francis GRAVES and wife Ann REYNOLDS. Francis was born ca. 1680 in Essex Co, Va. His parents were Frances Graves and Jane Maguffy or Jane Davenport. Francis married Ann Reynolds ca. 1700 in Essex Co, Va. Ann was born abt. 1698 in Essex Co, Va. Francis and Ann had 5 children: 1. William, 2. Jane, 3. Ann, 4. Mary, 5. Elizabeth. Any information would be appreciated.
ISAACKS - Seeking info re: Samuel ISAACKS born in England, came to Essex Co VA abt 1698, died 4 DEC 1749 Frederick Co VA.
CHRISTY - Researching Samuel CHRISTY who was born in England around 1700. He came to Essex County, Virginia around 1700-1730. He supposedly had four children. Samuel, Mildred, Julius I., Judy/Juda. He lived and died in Essex County, but that fact has not been substantiated. Do not know his wifes name or where in England he was from. Also do not know what ship he came to the U.S.A. in. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
NOEL - I would appreciate if anyone has information on the parents and marriage of William Noel b. abt 1771 in Essex Co. Thanks.
NEWTON, BRUCE - Order Book #2 Essex Co., VA, 7 June, 1699 says that Mrs. Elizabeth NEWTON was the administrix of Dr. William BRUCE. Can anyone tell me the relationship between these two people ? Any help will be appreciated.
CLEMENTS, LATANE - JOHN CLEMENTS in Essex by (if not before) 1700, m. MARY ANNE LATANE', dau of REV. LEWIS LATANE' & wife, MARY DEANE. The Clements home was Mt. Clements, Tappahanock, Essex Co, VA. John was a physician. Would like to know his ancestry. Have the Latane's back to France. Glad to correspond on these lines. Also: JONES, SMITH, CATLETT
BLACKBURN - I am searching for Henry S. Blackburn who was born in VA around 1811. I have reference to a Henry S. Blackburn in Essex Co. but I need a little more proof to assure he is my Henry! Any help GREATLY appreciated!
GRIGSBY, PROSSER - John GRIGSBY (ca. 1623 - bef. 11 Nov. 1730, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford Co., VA) came from England with his brother, Thomas Grigsby ca. 1660 and settled in Essex County, near the Rappahannock River, with his wife Jane Prosser (Rosser). Seeking information on the parents, family & history of John Grigsby & Jane Prosser.
SLAUGHTER, PEACHEY, LATANE - Looking for the first husband and date of death for Phebe Slaughter Peachy who's 2nd husband was Lewis Latane. Phebe was married to Lewis Latane prior to her mother's will dated 1708/09, in Essex Co VA. She had a son Samuel Peachy.
HOLT, POWELL - My gggrandfather was William Holt, m. Rhoda Powell and d. Hinds Co. MS 1835. I think he was son of William, Sr. who was son of Ambrose Holt who lived in old Rappannock County before it was divided. He lived in the part that became Essex. He later moved to Maury Co. TN where he died. Ambrose married Barbara Estes in Rappahannock County. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
NEWTON - I'm looking for info on the following people. If we make a connection, please let me know. Henry Newton I b: Abt. 1654 in Essex Co., VA., English Colony d: 1713 in St. Ann's Parish, Essex Co., VA., English Colony; wife Elizabeth b: Abt. 1670 in Essex Co., VA., English Colony m: Abt. 1689 in Essex Co., VA., English Colony d: Bef. November 20, 1718 in Essex Co., VA., English Colony. Children: 1) Henry Newton II b: Abt. 1690 in Essex Co., VA., English Colony d: February 13, 1732 in St. Anne's Parish, Essex Co., VA., English Colony; wife Sarah m: Aft. 1712 in St. Anne's Parish, Essex Co., VA., English Colony; 2) Elizabeth Newton b: Abt. 1692 in Essex Co., VA., husband Edward Or James Faulconer b: Abt. 1692 in Essex County, VA m: Abt. 1710 in Probably Essex County, VA; 3) Leonard Newton b: Abt. 1694 in Essex Co., VA.; 3) Martha Newton b: Abt. 1696 in Essex Co, VA d: Bef. May 18, 1737 in Essex Co, VA; 4) Thomas Newton b: Abt. 1698 in Essex Co, VA; 5) Emma B. Newton b: Abt. 1700 in Essex Co., VA.
VOSS, VANCE - I am looking for Ephraim VOSS (VANCE) who may have been in Essex Co. Va. in the early to late 1700's. I have no other info about this Ephraim VOSS (VANCE), other than he may have came from the Shenandoah Valley of Va. and eventually ended up in NC. Any information about this VOSS (VANCE) or any other around this time period (1700-1775) would be most appreciated. (The last name could have been spelled VASS, VANSE, VANS.) Thank You for reading my post!
THARP/THORP, CRAIG - Seeking data on Thomas THARP/THORP b. 1695 Essex VA wives #1 and #2 unknown #3 Sara TRIPLETT>son James THARP/THORP b. 1735 Essex VA wife Sara Craig (b 1FEB1743 PA? buried Augusta City VA, father James Craig, son of William and Jane)>son John THARP/THORP the Elder b. 9DEC1770 VA.
WILLIAMS - After treading over a half dozen cemeteries in upper Essex county, I found my grandfather's (Dr. Chastine Gillespie Williams) grave site in Enon Baptist Church cemetery on Supply Rd. (st. ret. 625) in Essex Co., VA. I've always been told that my grandfather was buried in Essex Co. The grave site inscription is: C.G. Williams, M.D./ son of/ W.A. & S.F. Williams/ Nov. 5, 1871/ Oct. 3, 1942. Dr. C.G. Williams practiced medicine in Westmoreland Co. but was originally from Essex Co. Does anyone have any information W.A. & S.F. Williams, the parents of Dr. C.G. Williams or other ancestors in this line? Mailing address: William G. Thompson, 715 Shore Dr., Colonial Beach, VA 22443-4406.
SPEARMAN, CATLETT, MARTIN - I am looking for information on the Spearman family of Essex co. John who was married to Susannah Catlett and died before 1683. His son Thomas Job who was born around 1670 and married Elizabeth Martin. They had John, Susannah and Thomas all born in Essex Co.. Thomas Job Jr. wife unknown died in 1770 in Essex. His son Thomas born in 1740 married Elizabeth Cattlet first. And are these Cattlet's related to the John Catlett who transported Valentine Allen to America?
BROWN, ALLEN, COLEMAN - Looking for information on the following families: Valentine Allen who married Mary Paige in Essex Co. around 1645. Robert Coleman who married Elizabeth Grizell and lived in Essex Co. Their son Robert who married Ann Spilsbee. Robert and Ann's daughter Elizabeth who married Daniel Brown around 1703 in Essex Co. Daniel's father died in 1709 in Essex and was married to Valentine Allen's daughter Elizabeth. I am also looking for information on the Nalle family. John Nalle born about 1703 in Tappahannack, Essex co. married Mary Brown daughter of Daniel. Willing to share what I have.
RUSSELL - Seeking parents, siblings of Enoch Russell, b. October 1760 or 1761 in Essex Co., Va.
AWBREY - Hello to you all. I am looking for information concerning a Henry Awbrey (died in 1694); and a Richard Awbrey (died in 1697); both in Essex County, VA. Anyone having information please email me. Thanks, Sally Jo.
MEADE, MINOR, VIVION - My ancestor HENRY MEADE was possibly the son of JOHN MEADE, who, along with other MEADES,lived in ESSEX COUNTY. HENRY MEADE had sons named MINOR and VIVION, strongly suggesting a connection to the MINOR and VIVION families. In ESSEX Co., at the intersection of Rt. 621 and 622 is a tiny community named MINOR. Continue up Rt.622 only two miles and at its intersection with Rt.620 is another tiny settlement named MEADE!! Can anyone tell me what MINORS and MEADES lived in these areas and any known marriages between these families (prior to 1760)?? I will be terribly grateful for any information on this. Bob Hancock, Rt 3, Box 32 Castlewood, Va.
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