Anglesey · English Links · genealogy · Hobson Family

Thomas Hobson (circa 1544–1 Jan 1631)

Today as I returned to my Hobson (Hopson) research, I ran across a note I scribbled to myself months ago–to search for info on Thomas Hobson. Not that my line in Old Virginia leads back to Thomas of Cambridge but merely as a matter of curiosity. After all, poet John Milton satirized Thomas multiple times… Continue reading Thomas Hobson (circa 1544–1 Jan 1631)

genealogy · Colonial Virginia · Simmons ancestors · Wade Family · Farrar Island

On the Wade Family of Virginia

Okay, for some reason (because Facebook annoyingly prompts me that I’ve not posted recently on my Strickland page there) I’m posting this in an opposite direction by adding a link here to what I just published to FB concerning the Wade Family of Virginia. So far, I’ve not managed to link my Wade ancestor, Nancy… Continue reading On the Wade Family of Virginia

Claiborne Family · genealogy · Hampton Virginia

Is There a Claiborne Link to My Family’s Love of Cornbread?

Appalachian Cornbread Recipe My attempt to locate online an unsweet cornbread recipe exactly like the one my mother and her mother made has failed but if you follow the above link to a wonderful blog about Appalachia and family you’ll find an approximation of it (I’ll give ours, below). The photo favors my mom’s cornbread,… Continue reading Is There a Claiborne Link to My Family’s Love of Cornbread?

Colonial Virginia · family ties · genealogy · Jamestown Colony · Slavery

Jamestown Colony: Along with the Leaf Came Slavery

Remnants of ‘Old Church’ at Jamestown Colony, Virginia; photo 1890s. CREDIT: Jackson, William Henry, photographer. “Old Church, Jamestown, Virginia,” 1902. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number LC-D4-14191. You know the tale: settlers from England landed on Jamestown Island (as it began to be called) on May 14, 1607 to establish the first… Continue reading Jamestown Colony: Along with the Leaf Came Slavery

Childress-Barnett-Strickland-Coile · genealogy · Hardman/Hardeman family · Simmons ancestors

William Claiborne Surveyor of Jamestown

Description: William Claiborne; Source: Appleton’s 1880 Cyclopedia of American Biography. Perhaps you’ve seen before this portrait of William Claiborne of Kent, England and Jamestown, Virginia. William is the progenitor of a branch of the Claiborne (Cleborn; Clayborn, etc) family in America and was an early settler, government official and surveyor of Virginia, arriving as a… Continue reading William Claiborne Surveyor of Jamestown