Isle of Wight County Query Page #3

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SAULS, SALLE - Am researching the Sauls family. I have never found an immigrant by that name, but am wondering if the Abraham Sauls whose will around 1735 is the immigrant, Abraham Salle who came to Isle of Wight Co. about that time. I saw an abstract of the Sauls will and his sons, Abraham and John are mentioned. They apparently left Va. for the Carolinas and my gggrandfather was born in S.C. in 1802. His father's name is given as John and John's father as Abraham. Where could I find resources in your county to find this change of name, if it was, and are there any Sauls families still there? Ellen Eanes, Boise, Idaho

May 28, 1997 - 10:03 - From: -

SCREWS, DELK, WALL, BLOUNT - Seeking any descendants, and info on: John Screws (1658-1720, Isle of Wight) and wife Mary (Tooke?). John had a sister who married Richard Blount. Children of John and Mary: William, Robert, Edward, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph and John. John (d. 7 Nov 1929, IOW) married Mrs. Elizabeth Delk Owen, who had a brother John Delk. John and Elizabeth had children: John, William, Joseph, Arthur and Elizabeth. William married Anne Wall and moved to Edgecombe Co, SC.

Jun 1, 1997 - 14:25 - From: - Carolyn Drost

CARR, KOONTZ - Was there a Maria Graham Koontz who married a Dr Watson Carr living in Isle of Wight Co.

Jun 1, 1997 - 15:12 - From: - B.J. Molnar

GEORGE, COLE, FAWDEN, ELMORE, ELLIOTT, JORDAN - GEORGE, Col. John b. 1604 m. COLE, Jane, had son Isaac GEORGE b. 20 Feb 1635 m. FAWDEN, Hester, had son Robert GEORGE b. 1665 m. Sarah Elmore ELLIOTT, had son John GEORGE m. Mary JORDAN. Need additional proofs on this line. Please contact Floy Adkisson (

Jun 2, 1997 - 15:45 - From: - Floy Adkisson

ASKEW, BOYKIN, OGELTHORPE, SMITH, WILKINSON - Looking for info on ASKEW family and allied lines such as BOYKIN, OGELTHORPE, Nicholas SMITH, and WILKINSON. William ASKEW was born in England, descendants emigrated to Isle of Wight, VA and lived there 1700's.

Jun 6, 1997 - 16:32 - From: - Elaine Young

WILLIAMSON - I am trying to get any information possible on a Francis Williamson who married Susannah Clayton in Isle of Wight County in 1756.

Jun 13, 1997 - 23:26 - From: - Charlene Freeland

BRASSEAU - I am looking for information on Margaret Brasseau, b. July 1642 in Isle of Wight; died 7 Oct 1708 probably in Isle of Wight. She married Edward Jordan (b. 1634, d. 8 Nov 1699) on Jul 1659. They had several children, including Samuel Jordan, b. 15 Feb 1679. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Jun 18, 1997 - 14:41 - From: - Mary Nell Snoddy

GLOCKER, PEYTON - I am trying to find out which County Norfolk, VA was in in 1860's. I am looking for the surname's of Glocker and Peyton. Thank you.

Jun 21, 1997 - 18:24 - From: - Lynn Glocker Condley

BROWN - BROWN, Adam and wife, Mary. Would like to correspond with anyone researching Adam Brown of Newport Parish in 1746 time period.

Jun 27, 1997 - 15:34 - From: - Berta Fletcher

HILL - Sarah HILL - b in Isle of Wight Co., VA. in the early 1800's - probably between 1825 and 1840. She married Samuel Vesser on August 28 or 30, 1857, in Jefferson Co., TN.; and died July 8, 1914 in Jefferson Co., TN. I have no other information. She was my great grandmother. Seeking any info about her. Samuel Vesser

Jun 29, 1997 - 15:00 - From: - Samuel F. Vesser, Jr

BROWN, ADAM - Would like information on Adam BROWN, wife Mary in Newport Parish, IOW, 1740's.

Jun 30, 1997 - 16:39 - From: - Berta Fletcher

BROWN, BODDIE - I am looking for any info on Thomas BROWN of Isle of Wight died in Chowan Co NC 1718. Had a daughter, Sarah Brown (b abt 1695) m Daniel McDaniel. Also looking for Mary BODDIE daughter of William BODDIE b1633 both of Isle of Wight.

Jul 1, 1997 - 18:53 - From: - Beverley Motycka

LANE - LANE, Thomas b. abt 1715. Was grantee of deed in Johnston Co., later to become part of Dobbs Co. NC. Married unknown on unknown date. Children: LANE, Isham Sr., b. abt. 1738 in Wayne Co., NC. died 1801. m. LANE, Lewerry [Lucy] unk date of marriage.

Jul 12, 1997 - 00:07 - From: - Carl L. Lane

BOWDEN - I am searching for information on Nicholas Bowden son of Reading Bowden jr. of Isle of Wight county. He was married to Prudence Davis Wren This couple had four children Samuel born 1735, John born ?, Nicholas born 1739, and Mary born ?

Jul 14, 1997 - 14:04 - From: - David Bowden

CHETWODE - Seeking info on Edward Chetwode and his brothr. His will is listed in the VA Will Records.

Jul 17, 1997 - 16:38 - From: - Julie Chitwood

SIMMONS, RUFFIN, JONES, BUTTS, WAINWRIGHT - Is there a copy of the LW&T of John SIMMONS, who died in 1749 in IOW or Southampton Co., naming children, among whom is Charles SIMMONS? Is there an extant copy of the LW&T of Charles SIMMONS, who died 1755, in IOW county? Am trying to group all the Simmons families into groups ie Charles(wife Mary?), William and wife Sarah BUTTS, Benjamin and Elizabeth SPRATLEY, Henry and unk.wife,Martha; Ann who married Edwared RUFFIN; Lucy who married Benja- min RUFFIN, Elizabeth who married Abington JONES, and perhaps John Simmons who married Rebecca (?) I have extensive abstracts and seek to get them into the proper lineages. Believe some of the descendants went into Campbell, Bed- ford, and Franklin Counties of Virginia, before going south into Georgia about 1795 to 1800. Anne Bruce; Sandpoint, Idaho

Jul 17, 1997 - 19:44 - From: - Anne R. Bruce

BRYAN - William Smith BRYAN b. Ireland abt. 1590. Exiled from Ireland to Va. in abt. 1650. He had eleven sons and three dau. I beleive one of his sons name was William BRYAN he lived in Bertie Co. N.C. .

Jul 18, 1997 - 10:10 - From: - Irene Massey

LANE - LANE, Thomas, b. abt 1715. Married unk @ unk date. Son, LANE, Isham, b. abt 1738 in Wayne Co., NC. Our research shows that Thomas migrated to and died in Wayne Co., NC. but we aren't sure he migrated from Isle of Wight Co. Several references to a Thomas Lane in Isle of Wight. Any assistance appreciated. Carl L. Lane, Long Beach, CA

Jul 19, 1997 - 00:17 - From: - Carl L. Lane

RUSHING/RIESIN/RUSSIAN/RUSHIN - I am looking for any information regarding the arrival and settlement in Isle of Wight Co. of a Mathys Riesin and family. He is sometimes known in the records as Mathew Rushing/Rushin/Russian. He was supposedly of German origin, and came to VA via Holland. He patented land in Isle of Wight Co in 1714, but later moved to Chowan Precinct, NC. Any information on him would be appreciated.

Jul 21, 1997 - 09:49 - From: - A. L. Kennedy

VELLINES/VILLINES, CLAYTON - Louise Semones 26 July 1997 VELLINES=CLAYTON My 5th & 6th great/g/parents. Both in the county by 1752 from Gloucester Co Va. Twaites s/o Isaac & Ann seems to have moved with his in laws John & Elizabeth Clayton. In Person Co NC a t/s was found that Thomas s/o Twaites & Twaites s/o Isaac--My question is was there really other sons who went to NC prior to 1800 where they married?? Interested to data trade with anyone working these lines..

Jul 27, 1997 - 15:28 - From: - Louise Semones

CHAPMAN, PITMAN, VELLINES/VILLINES - Louise Semones == my 2nd, 3rd& 4th great/grand parents Camilla 1836/1900 m) Junius VELLINES. Camilla d/o William b.1800 Holly- is s/o Francis & ? (needs data) Holly b.1803 d/o one of the Thomas Pittman/Pitman's Which ?? Will like trade with other os these surnames researchers

Jul 27, 1997 - 15:43 - From: - Louise Semones

DAY, CHAMBLISS - I am interested in the William H. and Amanda Chambliss Day family of Smithfield, Isle of Wight County, Virginia. I have no issue for them. Have been researching the Chambliss/Chambless family for 30 years. Would be happy to share. Thank you, Mary M. Chambless, 309 S. 4th St. Davis, Oklahoma 73030

Jul 29, 1997 - 04:29 - From: - Mary M. Chambless 309 S. 4th St., Davis, Oklahoma 73030

ALLMOND - I am looking for information on William J. Allmond, born December 12, 1837, who married Maria Pleasants on September 8, 1859. His father was William Allmond. William J. Allmond later had a son Robert Grant Allmond who was born on September 5, 1863 in Norfolk.

Jul 29, 1997 - 06:00 - From: - Everett Padgett

BARDIN - I am researching Jonathan BARDIN who resided in Isle of Wight Co., Va., 1704.

Aug 8, 1997 - 03:44 - From: - KMosley

RICHARDSON, HATCHELL - Need information on William Richardson who purchased land in Isle fo Wight County in 1760 from William Hatchell and wife Christiana (Morris). Four years later (1764) William Richardson witnesses will of William Hatchell of Lunenburg County thought to be the father of William Hatchell, mentioned above. After Revolutionary War a William Richardson and brother John Richardson leave Roanoke, VA to settle in Marion County, SC, also home of some Isle of Wight County, VA Hatchells. Any leads would be appreciated and will exhange information.

Aug 8, 1997 - 17:45 - From: - William Hatchell

PEARCE/PIERCE - I am searching for info on Philip Pierce/Pearce who died in 1727. I am looking for the maiden name of his wife Sarah. They probably had the following children: George, Philip. Mourning, Richard, Nathan, Thomas, SImon and Arthur. I am descended from Arthur. I would like family info on any of his children also.

Aug 9, 1997 - 20:52 - From: - Virginia Howell

DUCK, HOUSE - Looking for ancestors of Josiah DUCK b. Isle of Wight Co., VA 1750-1760 m. there to Sarah HOUSE 2 Jan 1792, moved to Pulaski Co., KY in 1804. Will share descendents

Aug 9, 1997 - 23:36 - From: - Linda Flesch

CARTER - I am looking for the names of the offspring of George Carter, son of Thomas Carter, who lived in Isle of Wight County in the mid to late 1600's. Moore Carter was a brother of George Carter. Did George Carter have a son named Jacob who was in Colleton County, South Carolina, in 1767 and later? Dale M Crawford (

Aug 11, 1997 - 14:37 - From: - Dale M Crawford

BRUCE, DAVIS, HENSFIELD, NOCTON, SAYERS - Looking for information on the BRUCE family around 1630 - 1800. Names include: Andrew, Walter, William, Nicholas, John, George and Robert Bruce. John Bruce, d1678, had married a woman named Mary, who later married a Mr. John DAVIS as her 2nd husband. Also, Robert Bruce, d1666, married a Elizabeth NOCTON or NORTON according to his inventory list. Walter had married, around 1650, Elizabeth SAYERS, widow of Thomas SAYERS. George had married, around 1670, possibly a daughter of Robert HENSFIELD, moved to Richmond county, being that George named one of his male children, Hensfield Bruce. Any help on these names would be greatly appreciated.

Aug 12, 1997 - 13:10 - From: - Thomas Bruce

BEALES/BEALS, GODWIN - Info regarding Sarah Beales/Beels/Beals (daughter of Benjamin Beales) who married William Godwin (son of Thomas Godwin II) circa 1740's in Isle of Wight. Later moved into Nansemond County. Thank you!

Aug 13, 1997 - 16:50 - From: - Charlanette Godwin-Smith

GULLEDGE - Gulledge any from 1700's,specifically John Gulledge

Aug 14, 1997 - 05:28 - From: - Ken Gulledge

FULGHUM, IZZARD - Looking for information on the children of Michael FULGHUM who died in 1690/91. Wife was Ann IZZARD. I am a descendant of the son, Anthony.

Aug 14, 1997 - 20:53 - From: - Virginia Pierce Howell

FENERYEAR, FULGHUM, IZZARD - Looking for info on Richard IZZARD born about 1611 and died about 1669. Had a daughter Ann who married John FENERYEAR and Michael FULGHUM.

Aug 14, 1997 - 20:56 - From: - Virginia howell

INGRAM - I am searching for info on Roger INGRAM who died about 1734. He had sons, John, Roger, Richard, William and a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth. Was this the John, Richard and William who moved to Dobbs/Wayne Co, NC?

Aug 14, 1997 - 20:59 - From: - Virginia Howell

PEARCE/PIERCE, TEASLEY - I am searching for information on George PEARCE/PIERC and his wife Ann. They were in Isle of Wight in the late '1600s. They are probably the parents of Philip PEARCE who died in 1727. Philip married a Sarah ?. Does anyone know her maiden name. Could she have been a TEASLEY?

Aug 14, 1997 - 21:04 - From: - Virginia Pierce Howell

NEWMAN - My Great (times 9) Grandfather Robert Newman landed near Burwell's Bay in 1618. His brother William landed in 1622. Brothers Thomas and John arrived in 1635 in seperate ships. Would appreciate any info re: any of the brothers and the Newman family. I have a book of the Newman Story that chronicles the family from Robert to today that I hope to post the entire text as soon as I can clear the copyright. The Newmans married into many of the families posted here. Stay tuned...

Aug 16, 1997 - 01:17 - From: - William Newman Sandidge

MORRIS, PEARSON - Am searsing for information on John Morris, wife Jane, children Mary and John, Isle of Wight County, about 1710. Beleve Mary Morris married William Pearson of New Kent County about 1705, and that William and Mary (Morris) Pearson were parents of John Pearson, born 1723, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County. Any information on these people would be appreciated.

Aug 20, 1997 - 14:34 - From: - Woodring Pearson

WILKINSON - I'm looking for any information on the family of RICHARD WILKINSON who died on April 3, 1741 in Isle of Wright. Thanks.

Aug 21, 1997 - 02:03 - From: - Rebecca Stephens

CROCKER, GRAY, ATKINSON, BEALE - EDITH Irene CROCKER was born in lsle of Wight Co. on Aug 21, 1916- her parents dies in 1918 leaving her and a brother orphaned and rasied by various relatives- (mostly ATKINSON) Father Leon Norfleet CROCKER b. abt 1894 Isle of Wight (father Wm (?) CROCKER- mother Lilly GRAY) and had several siblings Mother- Nettie ATKINSON d. abt 1896 Isle of Wight (?) father- Archer(?) ATKINSON- mother Fannie BEALE and had several siblings Irene lived in or around Isle Wight, Smithfield & Surry Co. Other clues given by Irene as to her life are: lived near the residents of John MOODY and Hattie BARLOW- Hattie had a sister named Queenie Grt Aunt (on the BEALE side) married a Gwaltney An uncle on the ATKINSON side - was wounded in the war (assume WW1) and drank alot - don't know if it is 1st uncle or grt uncle. Question: can any one tell me which CROCKER, GRAY, ATKINSON or BEALE family Irene is from- There seems to be quiet afew in the co. Thanks Sandra Mann Oakley

Aug 28, 1997 - 09:12 - From: - Sandra Oakley

YOUNG, DRISKILL - I am seeking information on the family of Francis YOUNG, son of Michael Cadet YOUNG of VA. Francis came to Isle of Wight abt 1768, and served as Clerk of the Court, as did several of his descendants. My primary interest is in finding relationship of my ggg-grandmother, Nancy YOUNG, b. 1781 Brunswick Co VA, m. Obadiah DRISKILL abt. 1803, removed to Williamson Co TN 1804.

Sep 1, 1997 - 09:57 - From: - Ed Driskill

BOLTON/BOULTON, CHAMBLEE/SHAMLEE - Does anyone have any references to Boltons/Boultons or Chamblees/Shamlees in any Isle of Wight documents?

Sep 4, 1997 - 20:43 - From: - Carla Tate

RANDOLPH, LEE, VAIL - Would like to locate information on descendents of Wm. (d. Surry co 1826) & Hannah (Browne) (d. prob York co 1843-50) Randolph. Three of their four children; Richard H. (c1812-1895), Mary A. E. Lee (c1815-1892), & Harriet Bathurst E. Vail (c1821-1858) lived in Isle of Wight from c.1850 and left descendents there. I would especially like to know the name of Mary's husband, when & where they were married, and where they lived from 1850-70. She appears as a widow living with her niece, Florence B. Herrant, in Smithfield in 1880. Hannah and the children moved to York co to live with her sister Lucy and her husband Frederick B. Power after Wm. Randolph's death. Harriet was married there in 1845, but there is no marriage there for Mary (York co. appears to lack marriage records from 1850 to 1853). There was another son, Wm. E. E., with whom the family lost touch, as Mary A. E. Lee left a legacy to his children, if any, if they could be found within 2 yrs. of probate (they weren't). I would also like to know where the siblings and their descendents are buried, if anyone knows. I have quite a bit of earlier research on this branch of the Randolphs, which I will be happy to share. Thanks. Anne Gwaltney vlhd87a@prodigy

Sep 10, 1997 - 09:13 - From: - Anne Gwaltney

GRIFFITH, DELOACH - Hello, I am researching (trying to) the family of Rowland Griffith b. 1615 he lived in the Isle of Wight and had a dau. named Jane Griffith b. 1645 in Isle of Wight who married Micheal DesLoges (DeLoach). I would love any info or help on Rowland's family. Thank you. Other names I am looking for in Isle of Wight are Collins, Oliver, Gwaltney, Wall, Grimes, Jordan, Stevens, Scott.

Sep 10, 1997 - 20:51 - From: - Kimberly Nash

OLIVER, COLLINS - I am looking for the Oliver family from Isle of Wight. I have a John Oliver whose dau. Eleanor Oliver b. abt 1660 in Isle of Wight married John Collins and their dau. Eleanor Collins b. abt 1683 in Isle of Wight married William DeLoach. I will share all that I know. Thank you, Kimberly in Fl.

Sep 10, 1997 - 20:58 - From: - Kimberly Nash

TARLETON - Roger Tarleton had 167 acres on the banks of the Nanzemond River in 1679 bordering Henry Plumton, Tho. Markes, Wm Smelly + Ra Boozeman Can any one add to my knowledge of Roger his forebears or his descendants

Sep 13, 1997 - 14:30 - From: - Adam Tarleton

DARDEN - Stephen (1671-1752) married Elizabeth Carr. Am trying to get the names of their children with dates in order to "straighten out" a generation. Too many Stephens and Williams! They've become confusing and out of order! Would appreciate any help.

Sep 15, 1997 - 08:19 - From: - Patricia B. Buck


Sep 16, 1997 - 13:30 - From: - Linda Neely

JONES, CRUMPLER - Thomas JONES, ca 1670-1748, patented 440 a. land along Seacock Swamp, 1724. Sons Thomas Jr., William, Jacob, Phillip, daughters, Martha Catherine, Ann, Mary Sarah. Several daughters married JOHNSONS. GGrandson was Mathew JONES (1758-1836) who married Mary CRUMPLER, dau of Beasant CRUMPLER in 1785 Southampton Co.

Sep 17, 1997 - 19:49 - From: - Jay B. Jones

KENDRICK, STOCKTON - Looking for information on Mary Kendrick whose father was born in Isle of Wight County in 1735. I am wondering if she is the wife of Marshall Stocktonwho married a Mary Kendrick in Blount County, Tennessee Feb. 5, 1801. Mary was born 1775. Thanks!! Brenda

Sep 23, 1997 - 21:44 - From: - Brenda Scoby Nikirk

WILLS, CASEY, GODWIN, PITT - Need information on John Wills, will dated 31 October 1765, proved 7 May 1772, Isle of Wight County Miscellaneous Wills; names wife, Martha [Casey m. 1745] ; sons John Scasbrooke, Thomas, James, Willis, Emanuel, Micajah; the will names Benjamin Wills, Mills Wills, Hannah Godwin, Lydia Pitt. Could the Benjamin Wills be the same Benjamin Wills who married Lurana Nixon in Henry Co., VA in 1802.

Sep 24, 1997 - 19:00 - From: - Leon Rowland Moore

SHIVERS - looking for information on Jonas SHIVERS Sr & wife Patience DIXON, and their son Jonas SHIVERS Jr who married Lilory GODWIN date they live in Isle of Wight and marriage dates as well as death dates would be helpful.

Sep 25, 1997 - 00:40 - From: - Beverly Aldridge

PAULEY - A group is researching the Polly/Polley/Pauley line in VA. We have an Edward Polly b 1713 in Pittsylvania Co VA who's wife is unknown. Edward is my ancestor. My grandfather told my mother that he believed his line came from the Isle of Wight. Since you are on the James River, a likely landing spot for some French Heugonots, I thought you may have a lead for me/us. Possible spellings could have been Paulett, Pauley, Paullie, Paul, Paulin. My line of Pollys/Polleys changed their name to Pauley in VA around 1820. Thanks Steve Pauley MD

Sep 28, 1997 - 13:06 - From: - Steve Pauley MD

KINCHEN - Looking for decendants of William Kinchen. He was in Isle of Wight Co., VA by 1700. He was involved somehow with the Rev. He had a son and a grandson named William. I would also like to know where he came from. My husband was told by his mother that they came from Germany (the name means Little Child) to England, then to America. I have quite a bit of information about this family, but have a weak link in the branch that moved to McNairy Co., TN. Sure would appreciate any help. Thanks.

Sep 28, 1997 - 22:28 - From: - Myra Chambers

FULLER - Would like to exchange information on Ezekial and Solomon Fuller family. They were in the Isle of Wight during the late 1600's, early 1700's. Married into the Spivey family.

Sep 28, 1997 - 23:40 - From: - Carole Moore

BETTS, GARY - I am searching for BETTS and GARY in Virginia and NC. It has been suggested to me that my BETTS line of Oxford, NC, originated in Isle of Wight and traveled to Wake, NC in 1803. I'm searching for: JUDGE CALVIN CARROLL BETTS who md. MARY STOKES BETTS. Their children were HETTIE EVELYN BETTS, JAMES H. BETTS, SIDNEY BRANCH BETTS, and FLORENCE EDMUNDS BETTS who md. GEORGE MAY GARY (b. 1857 in Lunenburg, VA). My grandmother ESTHER MAY GARY was their daughter. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks.

Sep 29, 1997 - 08:34 - From: - Jean Marie Johnson

WORLEY - Sir Richard WORLEY Need further info re WORLEY and family. Did he stay in VA upon arriving on that first supply ship? Did he have a wife in England prior to the 1968 voyage.? Thank you. Jamestown Voyages under the first charter 1606-1609 List of original planters; Worley (Worsley), Richard, gent. (on 1st Supply Ship, Jan 1608). Richard Worsley was knighted and made a Baron June 29 1611. Richard Worley had a plantation in ----Va. He named The Isle of Wight after his home land, although it was not called that till many years later.

Sep 30, 1997 - 16:27 - From: - Sandra Gosnold

CARTER - I am trying to establish the correct line from Thomas Carter, Sr.(b 1607, d 1669), Married Eleanor(?). Came to Isle of Wight abt. 1637. His son Thomas Carter, Jr.(b1648 d aft 1714 m Aug 11 1673) married Magdalen Moore. I need the line through Moore Cater, one of his sons, through Jacob Carter and down to William Patrick Carter(b Jun 11 1808 @ S.C. d Nov 16 1859 @ miss)

Oct 2, 1997 - 11:31 - From: - James Clyde Gates

BUSH, WILLIAMS, WILLIS - I am searching for information about Thomas BUSH and his son William BUSH who lived in Isle of Wight County in the mid 1600s. They also owned land in Nansemond County; information I have indicates that the county lines changed; their land could have been in either county. I am also searching for information about Lewis WILLIAMS, who was born in English and moved to Isle of Wight in the mid to late 1600s. Anthony WILLIAMS, his grandson, married Mary Willis.

Oct 3, 1997 - 00:10 - From: - Cheryl Chandler

JOHNSTON - JOHNSTON,William. . .am searching for information on William JOHNSTON. Will was probated Sept. 28, 1791 Isle of Wight,VA. His family moved on to North Carolina.

Oct 8, 1997 - 16:52 - From: - Carol Morris

WALL - Wall family who came into Isle of Wight before 1750 then moved into Prince George, Surry, Brunswick and Halifax, NC. By 1bt 1800 the majority of the line I an seaarching had moved itto NC and from there several came to Tennesee, I would appreciate any information any one has on these early members of our family. Sincerely, and thanks! Margaret Wall

Oct 8, 1997 - 16:48 - From: - Margaret Eleanor Rosson Wall

BREWER - Seeking information on John Brewer III, b. ca 1650 Isle of Wight, Va. Son of John Brewer, II and Ann (unknown). John Brewer, III m. (unknown). Children listed are: Horace; William; James; Nicholas; John; Henry; George; and Peter. Peter is one I am very interested in. Need all I can find on him, dates, marriage, and children. Thank You in advance. Laura Owen, email;

Oct 13, 1997 - 18:58 - From: - Laura Owen

SUMMERELL, SUMMERLIN, BARNES, MOORE - I am looking for the parents of Owen SUMMERELL. Owen was born abt.1770-1780 (I'm not sure where). He bagan having his family around 1800. His children were William, Owen Jr., Sarah, James, Thomas, Jesse, Asa, Micajah, and Mary "Polly" SUMMERELL. I think he may have come from the James that was the son of Henry SUMMERELL and sarah BARNES who were from the Isle of Wight. I know that Owen SUMMERELL Sr. was living in Laurens Co., SC by 1820, and that is where he died. But where was he and his children before that? And who were his parents? If anyone can shed any light on the subject for me, it would be greatly appreciated. My e-mail address is Thanks

Oct 14, 1997 - 09:38 - From: - Glenda B. Sumerel

BUNN - BUNN, John born ??? in Isle of Wright Co., VA son of Owen Bunn/Burn/Burne/Bourn. Owen Bunn died before 9 Oct 1705 (Will proven). Owen's Will names wife Hannah, sons John, William, Davy and daughter Ann. From the copy of the extract of the Will that I have, I would say that all of the children were of age (over 21). Because there was no wording to the effect that any of the children were underage and needed special care. Words such as "a calf when he is 10 and the land when he comes of age" Is the above John the John Bun whose Will (dated or proven) 27 Jan 1727 in Bertie Co., NC? Does anyone have a complete copy (original or extract) of Owen Bunn's Will and of John Bunn's Will? Tom Bunn

Oct 22, 1997 - 08:58 - From: - Tom Bunn

GWALTNEY - Hello, I am researching the Gwaltney family in Isle of Wight and Surry Counties of VA. I have alot of info but I do have some stray Gwalney's that I am trying to place. I am willing to share info with anyone and I am always looking for more Gwaltney's. Please e-mail me if you are looking for your Gwaltney family or if you have some Gwalney's to share. I am also looking for: Clarke, Clayton, Scott, Wombwell, Stevens, Ellis, Oliver, Wall, DeLoach, Edwards, Penny and other Ilse of Wight/Surry county families. Thanks, Kimberly Nash

Oct 23, 1997 - 15:38 - From: - Kimberly Nash

TAYLOR - Need information about any Isle of Wight Taylors who went to NC, settling in Edgecombe, Franklin Counties, NC. Perhaps Cornelius or Daniel Taylor. My ancestor, Britton Taylor, left Nash Co, NC in 1818 for Whitley Co, KY.

Oct 24, 1997 - 15:55 - From: - Arnold Taylor

SCARBOROUGH, DEWELL, GWALTNEY, POND, JELKS, KING, HOLLOWAY, RICHARDSON, JONES, BAILEY, WILLIAMS, HOLDSWORTH, BROWN - Searching for information on my mother's family from the Surry, Sussex, Southampton, Isle of Wight and Prince George County areas of southside Virginia. Names are BAILEY, BROWN, DEWELL, GWALTNEY, HOLDSWORTH, HOLLOWAY, JELKS, JONES, KING, POND, RICHARDSON, SCARBOROUGH, WILLIAMS. Parents of Zachariah SCARBOROUGH (b. abt. 1811, d. abt. 1854), were Alexander SCARBOROUGH (b. abt. 1775, d. abt. 1825) and Rebecca ? (b. abt. 1775, d. abt. 1835), Alexander SCARBOROUGH was probably the son of Thomas SCARBOROUGH (d. abt. 1782) and Amelia (possibly Mildred) (d. abt. 1811). Seeking information on Rebecca, Thomas SCARBOROUGH and Amelia as well as any unknown spouses and parents. Zachariah's wife was Anne Elizabeth JELKS (b. abt. 1820, d. 1882), daughter of Benjamin JELKS (b. abt. 1790, d. abt. 1827) and Martha JONES. Benjamin JELKS was son of Kinchen JELKS. Seeking information on Kinchen JELKS, and Martha JONES and any unknown spouses and or parents. John Archer GWALTNEY (b. abt. 1834) married to Sarah L. KING (d. abt. 1881). John Archer GWALTNEY was son of John GWALTNEY and Elizabeth BAILEY. Believe Elizabeth BAILEY is daughter of Samuel BAILEY and Rebecca BROWN. Sarah L. KING was daughter of George & Annie KING. Annie's maiden name is unknown. Seeking information on John GWALTNEY, Samuel BAILEY, Rebecca BROWN, George KING (and his wife Annie) as well as information on any of their parents, unknown spouses, etc. Thomas B. DEWELL (b. abt. 1796, d. abt. 1861), was married to Nancy Collier BAILEY. Henry DEWELL (b. abt. 1765, d. abt. 1830) was father of Thomas B. DEWELL. Thomas B. DEWELL's son was John Samuel DEWELL (b. 1829, d. 1914) who was married to Susanna Elizabeth HOLLOWAY (b. abt. 1835, d. abt. 1901). Susanna Elizabeth HOLLOWAY was the daughter of Alexander "Sandy" J. HOLLOWAY (b. abt. 1804) and Susanna WILLIAMS (b. abt. 1809). Susanna WILLIAMS was the daughter of John WILLIAMS. Seeking information on Henry DEWELL, Nancy Collier BAILEY, Alexander J. HOLLOWAY, John WILLIAMS and any of their respective spouses, parents, etc. John Henry POND (b. abt. 1846) was married to Susan B. RICHARDSON (b. abt. 1845). John Henry POND was the son of John POND (b. abt. 1820) and Caroline RICHARDSON. Caroline RICHARDSON was the daughter of David RICHARDSON (d. abt. 1851) and Mary HOLDSWORTH (d. before 1851). Susan B. RICHARDSON was the daughter of John G. RICHARDSON and his wife Mary (maiden name unknown). Seeking information on John POND, David RICHARDSON, Mary HOLDSWORTH, John G. RICHARDSON and his wife Mary as well as any information on the unknown spouses, parents, etc.

Oct 26, 1997 - 12:57 - From: - Lee Edmondson

UZZLE, BLAND, ATKINS, HARRIS - I found a photograph in my grandparent's things that has the name 'Mrs.Sallie BLAND UZZELL' written on the back. I believe her to be a sister of my great grandmother Alice May BLAND (ATKINS ATKINS HARRIS) b.1876.If anyone has info on this family I would appreciate help in finding anscesters of the BLAND family. Thanks. Mary Sue

Oct 28, 1997 - 16:53 - From: - Mary Sue Cash

JOHNSON/JOHNSTON - Looking for info on Johnsons and Johnstons of Isle of Wight. Especially interested in James Johnston that married Mary Johnson daughter of Robert about 1692. I am trying to trace several of their children. Thanks for you help.

Nov 8, 1997 - 21:32 - From: - annemarie

DENSON, DRYTON, TAYLOR, ASHBURN - Researching the ancestors and descendants of William DENSON who came to Isle of Wight County in 1638, sponsored by Robert Pitts. He received a patent for 450 acres in 1657 . The land was in Upper Norfolk, Nansemond County. He was a Burgess (before joining the Lower Virginia meeting of Quakers). He married Francis __?___ and had children: Francis (b. 1651), William(b. 1653) James (b. 1657) m. Sarah DRYTON or TAYLOR, Katheren (b. 1659) m. __ Kensey, Sarah (b. 1663) m. Joseph MERRIDETH, John (b. 1666) m. Mary BOYDELL, and Joseph (1669-before 1675). Sarah DRYTON/TAYLOR was from Isle of Wight Co. born circa 1676. She and James' daughter, Sarah m. William ASHBURN and moved to North Carolina. I'd appreciate any information on the above.

Nov 16, 1997 - 12:24 - From: - Donna Mohney

MILNER, GODWIN, WILKINSON - I am searching for information regarding Capt. John MILNER who married Elizabeth Godwin, who was born in 1748. She was the second child of John Barnaby GODWIN and Wilkinora WILKINSON of Isle of Wight. Col. Morrison's history mentions Milners Creek in relation with a section on the Pitt lands. Is the MILNER family also from Isle of Wight County. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Nov 16, 1997 - 13:38 - From: - Katrina Godwin Garrett

DURAND - I am looking for information about the Puritan minister William Durand. He came from Boston to Isle of Wight in the late 1640s to preach the Puritan gospel. In the early 1650s he was forced to leave Isle of Wight and settled in Maryland, along the Severn River. There, he and several other Puritans began a new settlement called Providence. This area later becameAnnapolis. I want to know who his children were (he had 5), where he died and when. I know that he became the Secretary for State for Maryland, but not if he died there. Some say that one of his children was George Durant, my ancestor.

Nov 17, 1997 - 13:11 - From: - Debbie Barclift

SEYMOUR - I have a Thomas SEYMOUR, Jr born in Isle of Wight VA in 1690 he died 7-04-1749 in Lunenburg VA only have a first name for wife SARAH. They had 2 sons William born in 1730 and George in 1735. Any info would be appreciated

Nov 18, 1997 - 22:47 - From: - Dottie Heavner

BARNES - Looking for information on Edward BARNES born 1610 in England and arrived in Isle of Wight around 1635. His sons were: Humphrey, Jacob, John, Joshua, and Thomas Barnes. Thomas was born 1645 and died 1683; his wife was Diana Bragg. Most of their sons moved to what is now Wayne & Wilson Counties in North Carolina.

Nov 20, 1997 - 00:23 - From: - Rita Korbach

BOULTON - Does anyone have the surname Boulton or Bolton mentioned in any of their Isle of Wight Co. documents? If so, please E-mail. Thanks.

Nov 23, 1997 - 15:34 - From: - Carla Tate

GRIFFIN, HARDY - Am searching for information on JOHN GRIFFIN 1680 d.1761 in NC. who married MARY HARDY 1680. Johns father was OWEN GRIFFIN of Isle of Wight. Any information on GRIFFIN or HARDY families of Isle of Wight appreciated.

Nov 28, 1997 - 11:30 - From: - Vivian Phillips

BARNES - Looking for information on Edward Barnes born 1610 in London and arrived at Isle of Wight in 1635. His wife's name is not known; his sons were Humphrey, Jacob, John, Joshua and Thomas. Thomas married Diana Bragg and many of their descendents settled in North Carolina. Would like to know any information at all on Edward and his other sons' family lines. Thank you.

Nov 28, 1997 - 17:33 - From: - Rita Korbach

FULGHAM - I am interested in learning as much as possible about Michajah Fulgham, born 2-10-1767 in Isle of Wight, Va. He was my gr,gr,gr, grandfather. I am related to him through his son, Henry, born 4-22-1803, in North Carolina.

Nov 29, 1997 - 21:47 - From: - Myra Musick

DURAND - I am looking for information on William DURAND and his family. Williamwas a Puritan minister from Boston who came to Isle of Wight in the 1640s to preach. He later left the colony and settled along the Severn River in Maryland. I am looking for the names of his wife and five children.

Dec 1, 1997 - 15:48 - From: - Debbie Barclift

BOX, PARNELL, MURPHY - My ggggggfather John BOX born m. Rachel ca 1671 Need help in finding his parents, His son Robert BOX Sr. b.03 Nov.1691 m. Mary Ellen. Would be greatful in any info, Allied names Murphy, Parnell. they were in Warrosquyoake Co. Va. 1600s. will gladly share info.

Dec 6, 1997 - 02:38 - From: - OOwens

BURT - Seeking any and all information relating to a John BURT who purchased land in Isle of Wight County on 7 March 1750 from John COGEN and then John BURT apparently died about July 1752 leaving a widow Sarah and a son John, Jr. Sarah possibly remarried to a Mr. PASS. Gladly share family information. Bill Adams

Dec 8, 1997 - 08:57 - From: - Bill Adams

VICK - I'm searching for info on Harry (possibly) Henry Vick who left Virginia fo North Carolina in Mid 1800s. Among his descendents were Jesse Vick, son. I have info on descendents if interested. Any help?

Dec 9, 1997 - 21:28 - From: - Felicia Byrum

BARRADALL - Researching the BARRADALL surname. William H. Barradall found on 1840 census Leola Barradall died Mar. 1986 Norborne D. Barradall d. 1906 Claude W. Barradall d. 1884

Dec 10, 1997 - 09:54 - From: - Jacquie

ROBERTS - I'm looking for an old family saw mill. Was owned by Stephen Wyatt Roberts (Civil War era) supposed to be on Lake Prince or Prince Lake in or around Smithfield. Stephen Wyatt Roberts is also supposed to be buried in or around Smithfield. I'm sorry I don't have any dates or any more information other than whats given. Thank you for your help.

Dec 12, 1997 - 00:23 - From: - Timothy Roberts Dudley

BUTLER - Looking for help on Stephen Butler b 1778, m 1805 Sally Marshall. Had son Stephen Decatur Butler b 1820. We think Stephen's father was named Jacob.

Dec 12, 1997 - 01:01 - From: - Richard S. Butler, III (Rick)

CRAFT - John CRAFT, b Isle of Wight Co, Abt1700, d1760 Bertie Co., N.C. He resided in South Carolina at one time. I am searching for that area in S.C., because my CRAFT was born in Darlington Co, SC, and I believe John was his father. Please Help. JH Craft

Dec 23, 1997 - 11:41 - From: - James H. Craft, Sr

BRESSIE - Trying to find out where William Bressie came from. He was a nephew of an other William Bressie and his wife Susannah nee Jones who migrated to America together. The younger William appears in Isle of Wight records from about 1690. Some reachers have surmised that he, with his brother, Hugh, might have accompanied the elder William when he and Susannah returned after a visit to England between 1670 and 1673. Would like to know also where in England the Uncle originated. I know where Susannah came from but there is no evidence that William was from the same place. email would be appreciated.

Dec 26, 1997 - 02:15 - From: - Frank Bracey II

ROBERTS , LARKIN - Searching for information on CATHERINE ROBERTS Born in Isle of Wright abt 1618. She married a JOHN LARKIN and later moved to Maryland. John Larkin was expelled from Virginia abt 1650-60 for religious reasons. Any information appreciated. Thanks

Dec 26, 1997 - 14:38 - From: - Billy Cox

REYNOLDS - Josiah REYNOLDS was; b. January 1, 1758 in Nansemond County, Virginia; d. 1833 in Smith County, Tennessee; m. Abt 1800 to Sarah EXUM in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. They raised a family in isle of Wight County, Virginia and Smith County, Tennessee. Seeking information on the genealogy of this family. Doyle T. Brittain:

Dec 26, 1997 - 18:12 - From: - Doyle T. Brittain

CLAYTON, MILLER, VILLINES, WILLIAMSON - Would like to know more about the ancestry of John CLAYTON who wrote his will in Isle of Wight in 1756, went to probate 1759. He is believed, reasonably, by some to have migrated from Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co. VA. His sons were William, John and George. His daughters Elizabeth and Rebeccah m. MILLER, daughter Mary m. VILLINES, and daughter Susannah m. WILLIAMSON. There were other John Claytons in the near vicinity before 1756...I am sure we who research John Claytons would like to know more, i.e. what happened to John Clayton who patented land at Butterwood Swamp prior to 1756 etc.

Dec 27, 1997 - 07:30 - From: - Jim Clayton

BURT - Seeking information of the families of William Burt and John Burt. William Burt bought land in Isle of Wight ca 1746 and later moved to Brunswick County (now Greensville County). John Burt bought land in 1750 and then died in Isle of Wight county ca 1752. Son John Burt disposed of the land in 1774. Seeking any and all information concerning ancestors of either William and John as well as any additional information of descendants of John.

Dec 27, 1997 - 09:36 - From: - Bill Adams

BEALE - I am searching for information on Robert Beale & Holland Brewer Beale, both reported to be the parents of Jordan Beale of Potecasi, NC, Northampton, Co. Jordan Beale was born in VA January 10, 1797, and died at his home place in Potecasi, NC on December 22, 1857. He married Rachel [?] about 1818. They had ten children; Angelina b Jan 20, 1820; Eveline, Emily & Emma b 1822; Mary Ann b 1824; Eliza b 1825; Willis M. b 1826; Elizabeth Cornelia b 1831; Ferdinand Cortez b 1836; & Harriet b 1840. Jordan married Eliza Martin Copeland Mar 1842. Their children were Robert I.; Dallas M.; and John Randolph Beale. Willis Beale was Jordan's older brother & head of household in Northampton County, NC per 1810 Census. I am trying to determine if John Beale was a third brother who was living in Northampton with Willis and Jordan in 1810. We have been told that Robert & Holland Brewer Beale of Isle of Wight Co., VA, were their parents. Robert & Holland were married in Southampton Co., on Oct. 29, 1789 per minister's return. We also think that Robert Beale had two brothers, William & Burwell Beale, but have been unable to confirm this. The early land records in Northampton Co. show transactions for John, William, Burwell, Robert, Jordan & Willis Beale (Beal, Beel). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Robert Allen Beale, 11004 Saffold Way, Reston, VA 20190-32801 703-787-8290 My e-mail address is

Dec 27, 1997 - 17:12 - From: - Robert Allen Beale

BREWER - I am searching for information on Robert Beale & Holland Brewer Beale, both reported to be the parents of Jordan Beale of Potecasi, NC, Northampton, Co. Jordan Beale was born in VA January 10, 1797, and died at his home place in Potecasi, NC on December 22, 1857. He married Rachel [?] about 1818. They had ten children; Angelina b Jan 20, 1820; Eveline, Emily & Emma b 1822; Mary Ann b 1824; Eliza b 1825; Willis M. b 1826; Elizabeth Cornelia b 1831; Ferdinand Cortez b 1836; & Harriet b 1840. Jordan married Eliza Martin Copeland Mar 1842. Their children were Robert I.; Dallas M.; and John Randolph Beale. Willis Beale was Jordan's older brother & head of household in Northampton County, NC per 1810 Census. I am trying to determine if John Beale was a third brother who was living in Northampton with Willis and Jordan in 1810. We have been told that Robert & Holland Brewer Beale of Isle of Wight Co., VA, were their parents. Robert & Holland were married in Southampton Co., on Oct. 29, 1789 per minister's return. We also think that Robert Beale had two brothers, William & Burwell Beale, but have been unable to confirm this. The early land records in Northampton Co. show transactions for John, William, Burwell, Robert, Jordan & Willis Beale (Beal, Beel). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Robert Allen Beale, 11004 Saffold Way, Reston, VA 20190-32801 703-787-8290 My e-mail address is

Dec 27, 1997 - 17:13 - From: - Robert Allen Beale

STRICKLAND, LOREEN - STRICKLAND, Matthew married to Elizabeth LOOREEN. I have information that he came from Westmoreland, England, and setled in Isle of Wight County. He reportedly received two land grants, 902 acres in 1678 and another 1,806 acres in 1680. I would like more information on the offspring of Matthew and Elizabeth. I know of 4 sons, Matthew (I am from this line), John, Samuel, and William. I do not know of any daughters, nor any information about the sons except Matthew. Thank you.

Dec 29, 1997 - 00:49 - From: - Jeff Strickland

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