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Moses Halsey of Grayson County, Virginia (born ca. 1770 – died 183?)

After being dissatisfied with the lack of proof of parentage for Moses Halsey of Grayson County, Virginia and wondering why William Halsey would travel to Virginia with a distant cousin, I began looking for some record of Moses Halsey in … Continue reading

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The Wills and Children of Richard Northcross and Jane Cragg Northcross

The Register of Albemarle Parish Surry and Sussex Countyies, Virginia recorded by the Rev. William Willie and transcribed by Gertrude R. B. Richard in 1958 lists the births of several children born to Richard and Jane Northcross. The first recorded … Continue reading

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Will of Richard Burkes of Prince Edward County, Virginia 1793

Will of Richard Burkes of Prince Edward Co., Virginia This will was taken from Chancery Records of Prince Edward Co. in the case of Administrator of Christopher DeJarnett against Richard Burks. β€œIn the Name of God amen: I Richard Burkes … Continue reading

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Isaiah Worley, Tennessee, 1812

Found this article in The Star, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 19, 1812, p. 1. State of Tennessee, Lincoln County. Whereas Isaiah Worley, having been legally Committed to the Gaol of Lincoln County on a charge of Felony – did on … Continue reading

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John Worley, II of Buckingham and Powhatan Counties, Virginia

The first definite mention uncovered for John Worley, Jr. was a patent in the Virginia Land Office Book 20 which recorded that he purchased β€œ250 acres on branches of Skinquarter Creek, Goochland Co.” on January 30, 1741. In June 1742, … Continue reading

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Philip Spiller of Colonial Virginia

There are at least five distinct men named Philip (or Phillip) Spiller that came from the area around Prince William Co., Stafford Co., and Fauquier Co., Virginia during the Colonial period. This post has taken me a long time to … Continue reading

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Early Land, Court and Church Records for the Northcross Family in Virginia –

The earliest mention uncovered by this researcher of a Norcross/Northcross in Virginia was found in Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. 3, 1695-1732 compiled by Nell Marian Nugent. She records that in March of 1725, when William Jones purchased 150 acres of … Continue reading

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