This evening as I lazily searched the internet for clues concerning my Hayes (Hays, etc) ancestor (Louvicy Hayes m. David Barnett of Christiansburg, Virginia) I came upon such a beautiful historical landmark that I had to share its image with any hapless reader who wanders into this genealogy blog of an armchair researcher. Discovered as… Continue reading Sharing Natural Bridge, 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 born… Continue reading On the Wade Family of Virginia
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
Today I ran across an article from 1993 on the pronunciation of Old Virginia surnames and colonial place names that I thought you might like. Dropping Ws was a typical practice (as in England) and a good example is the family name ‘Burwell’ which is pronounced ‘Burl’. Check it out if you have a chance… Continue reading Pronouncing Old Virginia Names
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