Tidewater Virginia Families: The Books


Jamestowne Ancestors, 1607-1699 (2006)
Commemoration of the 400th Anniversary
      of the Landing at James Towne
                     1607-2007

             Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis

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In its SEVENTH Printing!

The year 2007 marks the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, the first permanent English colony in America. It started tentatively as a small fort of approximately 150 persons on the James River, and has grown as a milestone to become the United States of America and the foundation of our democracy. Thus "Jamestowne Ancestors" provides a list of approximately 1,000 persons who are known (and documented) to have owned land or resided on Jamestown Island between 1607 and 1699. It also gives the individuals' dates, official positions, places of origin or county of residence. The book includes the early history of the settlement with diagrams and maps of the expansion of the fort itself, of the city, and the archaeological work now in progress. The growth of the colony is shown in the development of the plantations, the shires and hundreds. Maps depict the formation and dates of the early counties and provide graphic image of where these settlers migrated and established their homes. The book can be used authoritatively to establish lineage and descent from these early settlers. 6"x9", 108 pp. illus., cloth. 2006. $20.00 (#1381)


Albemarle Parish Vestry Book, 1742-1786 (2005)
Surry and Sussex Counties, Virginia

          Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis
           Andrew Wilburn Hogwood

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The Vestry Book of Albemarle Parish is one of the priceless original records of the Old Dominion that has survived the vicissitudes of time, war, invasions, fire and neglect. It is the last of the colonial vestry books to be made available to researchers and historians. It is now widely available in a printed, readable form because of the expertise and dedication of these two authors in transcribing this early Virginia handwriting. The colonial vestry books include the proceedings of the vestries of the Anglican Church of England, as well as the processioners' returns, marking the land ownership and boundaries of the lands. It begins on November 16, 1742, some four years after the formation of the parish, (with some of the earliest pages missing) and runs to 1786. There are some 6,500 Surry and Sussex County residents, as well as some persons identified with Prince George County, with all of their deeds and misdeeds recorded. 6"x9", 280 pp.illus., indexed, hardcover. 2005 $38.50 (#9875).


Tidewater Virginia Families (1990)
Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis

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The original volume is back in print with the FOURTH Printing!

Considered a landmark publication and so powerful a contribution to Virginia genealogy that it is numbered among a handful of genealogical compendia that command the respect and admiration of all serious genealogists. It is also an engaging window of early Virginia life for other readers. Starting with the earliest identified colonial Virginia settler in each family it covers the families of: Bell, Binford, Bonner, Butler, Campbell, Cheadle, Chiles, Clements, Cotton, Dejarnette, Dumas, Ellyson, Fishback, Fleming, Hamlin, Hampton, Harnison, Harris, Haynie, Hurt, Hutcheson, Lee, Mosby, Mundy, Nelson, Peatross, Pettyjohn, Ruffin, Short, Spencer, Tarleton, Tatum, Taylor, Terrell, Watkins, Winston and Woodson. In each instance the family history, its vital statistics, brief accounts of collateral issue in each generation, events of the time, as are vignettes of individual lives. Published in the same format as the original (8x11, 730 pages, soft cover), it is offered at the same price, $75.00 (#1382).


Tidewater Virginia Families: Generations Beyond (1998)
Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis


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The original volume is back in print with the SECOND Printing!

In the intervening eight years, new information has come to light that has warranted the publication of this supplement, Generations Beyond. It is not a mere addendum, but adds a number of new family connections: Alsobrook, Bibb, Edwards, Favor, Gray, Hux, Ironmonger, Laker, Southern, Taylor and Woolfolk. It also covers almost 400 years of colonial Virginia history and identifies an Ancient Planter (arrived before 1616) among the inter-related families. The supplement includes vignettes and anecdotes of family life, descriptions and locations of family homes and cemeteries, extension of sibling lines and identification of neighbors. Also included are county maps, every name index, a place name index, and where necessary, corrections and updates to the original volume. In addition the accounts provide new insight into sources for research, the use of circumstantial evidence and in how to interpret data acquired. This book is a companion to Tidewater Virginia Families, soft cover, 8x11, 225 pages, $45.00 (#1383).

Order both books (add shipping $3.50; second book add $1.25) from Genealogical Publishing Co, 1001 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202-3897. Call 1-800-296-6687. FAX 1-410-752-8492.