family ties · genealogy · Moore family · Virginia Genealogy

Visit a Tobacco Farm Virginia 1771

In my rambles today on a search for my maternal grandmother’s Moore family I ran across the following video of a reenacted, modest Virginia tobacco farm as life had been prior to the Revolutionary War, circa 1771. The video seems to have no audio but you may appreciate the view which includes the necessity to… Continue reading Visit a Tobacco Farm Virginia 1771

family ties · genealogy · Moore family

Moore Search Leads to 1921 Fire

Locating information about my maternal grandmother, Mary Lee Moore (m. M. Cleveland Simmons), is proving just as difficult as expected especially given the abundance of Moore (More, etc) families in America (England, Ireland, and Scotland). But apparently their abundance isn’t what’s blocking the trail. Mary Lee Moore was born in 1884 in Carroll County, Georgia so naturally… Continue reading Moore Search Leads to 1921 Fire

family ties · genealogy · Hickman Family · Strickland

Earliest Hickman Ancestor Found!

This morning my earliest known Hickman ancestor was discovered by yours truly, a mere armchair researcher. Never before had I seen the lineage of Mary Hickman wife of Henry Peter Strickland so I was glad to follow her parentage back to England. Here is what researchers have found so far about this particular early Hickman (sometimes spelled ‘Hitchman’) line:… Continue reading Earliest Hickman Ancestor Found!

Archaeology · Claiborne Family · Colonial Maryland · genealogy

Anne Wolseley Calvert of Maryland

For those who may be searching for ancestors of the Baltimore family, you have probably discovered an excellent resource, one I only just discovered today. Having on my shelf a copy of Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers 1607–1635, I immediately checked to see which of the Calverts were listed. Two of the male line were there:… Continue reading Anne Wolseley Calvert of Maryland

English Links · genealogy · Puritans · Slavery · US History

History Comes with Genealogy

As I read more and more about our Puritan and Cavalier ancestors, both of which describe my lineage in part, I came across the following quote from the author of the America’s Forgotten History series. Perhaps you’re familiar with it: “Puritans and Cavaliers each brought their own customs. In England, Puritans baked while Cavaliers fried,… Continue reading History Comes with Genealogy

genealogy · History of Parliament · Strickland · Virginia Genealogy

Walter Strickland’s “example of flight”

Biographical details of his “flight” and a handsome portrait of Walter Strickland (circa 1600 — 1671) of Westmoreland may be viewed here: History of Parliament And yes, I am still finding sources that give my paternal grandmother’s Strickland line going back to the Sizergh Castle Stricklands (who go back to the de Vauxs of Normandy).… Continue reading Walter Strickland’s “example of flight”