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
By National Park Service Digital Image Archives [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons As my ‘armchair genealogy’ research continues, I find myself delving into the history of the Jamestown Colony of 1607 and beyond which I hadn’t done since school days. Guess I should’ve known since I was aware that some of my ancestors… Continue reading Researching the Jamestown Colony
an image of Liverpool in 1680
The following video concerns the life of Powhatan’s daughter, Pocahontas, a princess with descendants famous and not so famous. Mention of John Rolfe begins around the 15-minute mark if you’re interested. Their son Thomas Rolfe is said to have had a daughter Anne who married a William Barnett though some dispute that ‘Anne’ existed. Update… Continue reading The Story of Pocahontas – video
Last evening a sudden break through occurred in my Childress family research when I located information on my Childress great-grandmother in the line that leads directly to the Strickland family of my paternal grandmother. For years (online only–I’m an armchair genealogist of sorts) my Childress ancestors of Georgia remained elusive for I didn’t know the parents’… Continue reading A Childress Family Break Through!