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

American Revolution · Crossing the Delaware · genealogy · Power Family · Simmons ancestors

Francis P Power Revolutionary soldier

It must be because January 3rd is my birthday that I returned today (January 2nd!) to my notes on a maternal ancestor Francis P. Power who enlisted in the 14th Continental Army under Col. John Glover on January 3, 1776, Marblehead Regiment. His enlistment was part of the push of January 1, 1776 to gain new recruits for… Continue reading Francis P Power Revolutionary soldier