Summer 2019 Issue of Central Virginia Heritage Available Online

In this issue, we have a fascinating article by Karen Lucas Williams, presenting research and analysis of “a letter written by Margaret Donald of Aberdeen, Scotland, to her cousin Patrick Henry in Virginia, dated 13 April 1790. The original letter is housed in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C., in the personal correspondence of Patrick Henry.

“The letter is important to the descendants of Col. John Henry of Virginia, father of the famous orator, lawyer, and first post-colonial governor of Virginia, Patrick Henry, and also to the descendants of William Diuguid of Buckingham Co., Virginia. It allows us a glimpse into the family relationships of the Henry, Diuguid, and Donald lines in Virginia and helps us to find traces of their elusive common Henry ancestors and relatives in Scotland. It is my hope that other researchers will build upon these findings and share any new findings in the spirit of kinship with which I have presented this article. …”

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Contents of the Summer 2019 issue:

  • Margaret’s Letter by Karen Lucas Williams
  • Diuguid Funeral Home Database, Lynchburg, VA
  • Dogwood Vietnam Memorial, by Charles C. Crenshaw
  • Armed Forces Medical Examiner System: The DNA Identification Laboratory, by Diane Inman
  • The Story of Bleak House, by Alice Cannon
  • President’s Column, by Patricia Lukas.

If you have any articles you’d like to share with CVGA members, please send an email to the editor, eleanordew@gmail.com. — The Editor.

June 8, 2019 – Making the Most of a Cemetery Visit

 

For our June meeting we will discuss visiting the cemeteries where our ancestors are interred and taking care of their gravestones. We will hear from Amy Johnson Crow in her Ancestry Academy video, Written in Stone and talk about cleaning tombstones and markers. One question we hope to answer is: What’s best for cleaning a stone marker – a special cleaner or just plain water?

The meeting will take place from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The address of the Church is 1275 Timberwood Blvd., Charlottesville, VA. It is located on the corner of Airport Road and Timberwood. Coming from U.S. 29, the entrance is on the right (north) side of Airport Road immediately before you reach the church. Drive to the back of the building where you will see the entrance to the Family History Center.

Preservation of Revolutionary War Veteran Gravesites

You never know where you are going to find useful information.

I was randomly searching on the Internet, and came across a JLARC (Joint Legislative Audit And Review Commission) Report on the Preservation of Revolutionary War Veterans Gravesites. Why would I be interested in a Virginia government audit? Because this audit just happens to have “Lists of the Revolutionary War Veterans Buried or Recognized at Specific Locations in Virginia” in its appendices. These reports give the first and last names, the birth and death dates (if known), and the location of burial (city/state) in various indexes.

  • Appendix B-1: Index of Revolutionary War veteran burials reported during this review, organized alphabetically by the last name of the veteran
  • Appendix B-2: Listing of veterans reportedly buried within the boundaries of Virginia’s counties, organized alphabetically by the name of the county
  • Appendix B-3: Listing of veterans reportedly buried within the boundaries of Virginia’s independent cities, organized alphabetically by the name of the city
  • Appendix B-4: Listing of the French veterans honored at the French Memorial Cemetery, organized alphabetically by the last name of the veteran
  • Appendix B-5: Listing of veterans honored by the Yorktown Victory Monument Tablet, organized alphabetically by the last name of the veteran
  • Appendix B-6: Inventory of the sources used in compiling these lists of veterans reportedly buried in Virginia

I was delighted to find this report! The link is http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt264.pdf

I think I’m going to look through the JLARC files and find more historically useful reports!

Spring 2019 Issue of Central Virginia Heritage Available Online

This issue begins with Joanne L. Yeck’s article, Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way:

“The Fall 2018 issue of Central Virginia Heritage included three Allen family wills transcribed by Jean L. Cooper. These rare documents go a long way toward illuminating one of Buckingham County’s earliest and largest families who migrated west from New Kent County, Virginia, to Henrico/Goochland/ Albemarle/Buckingham counties during the eighteenth century.

“In 1995, Rev. Richard Fenton Wicker, Jr. published a genealogy of this line entitled The Allen Family of England, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas and Illinois, 1600–1995. Over the years, along with many other Allen researchers, I have relied heavily on his solid research. Genealogy, however, is ever evolving and, recently, I learned that some of Rev. Wicker’s conclusions have been disproved based on subsequent findings, including Y-DNA evidence. While it is always best to seek primary documents, secondary sources, such as Rev. Wicker’s book, remain useful and his work is fundamental to this article.

“The patriarch of this Allen line, Capt. William Allen (1692–1751/1752), born in eastern Virginia, was destined to become one of the founders of the newly formed Albemarle County. …”

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Contents of the Spring 2019 issue:

  • Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way: Dissecting Last Wishes in Three Buckingham County Wills, by Joanne L. Yeck
  • Buckingham County 1764 Tithable List & 1782 Personal Property Tax, by Joanne L. Yeck
  • Planning Your Cemetery Research, by Susan DuBar
  • Marriage Announcements in the Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA) June 1893, by Diane Inman
  • New Jersey to Virginia: Murphy–Henry/Hendry—Borden, by Dr. Shelley Murphy
  • Library of Virginia and Virginia Museum of History and Culture Combine Databases of Enslaved Virginians
  • Statue of George Washington by Jean Antoine Houdon
  • Some Musings on the U.S. Census and Birth Dates, by Jean L. Cooper
  • Message from CVGA President, by Patricia Lukas

If you have any articles you’d like to share with CVGA members, please send an email to the editor, eleanordew@gmail.com. — The Editor.

CVGA Address

Hi all — CVGA got a new PO Box last year, and the free forwarding has run out. Please make sure all your postal correspondence goes to:

Central Virginia Genealogical Association
P.O. Box 817
Earlysville, VA 22936-0817

All general email correspondence should go to: cvgaboard@gmail.com

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Winter 2018 Issue of Central Virginia Heritage Available Online

In this issue:  Diane Inman’s transcribed article, Marriage Announcements in the Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA) March-May, 1893:

[Notes: The Daily Progress began publication in March 1893. The initial date on these entries is the date the announcement appeared in the newspaper, not the date of the event.Editor]

29 Mar 1893—Mr. James C. Bishop and Miss Carrie L. Dudley were married at the residence of the bride’s parents near B. M. church last evening, the Rev. George F. Cook officiating.

03 Apr 1893—A marriage license to Marshall R. Graves and Polly A. Thurston was issued by the clerk of the County Court on April 1st. …

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Contents of the Winter 2018 issue:

  • A Country Thanksgiving, by Charles C. Crenshaw … p. 1
  • Connections to the Mayflower Society, a letter from Andrew Gutkowski … p.3
  • Buckingham County Gold: The Allen Family Papers, by Joanne L. Yeck … p.4
  • Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations for Family Historians, by Jean L. Cooper … p.9
  • What’s All This About DNA? by Diane Inman … p.11
  • Geo. W. Layne Died At Sea … p.13
  • Marriage Announcements in the Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA) March-May, 1893 … p.14
  • Last Will & Testament of Samuel Overton of Hanover County, VA (1812) … p.16
  • Two Eastin Documents from Orange County, VA … p.19
  • Spanish Influenza in Central Virginia, 1918, by Patricia Lukas … p.21
  • President’s Column, by Patricia Lukas … p.23
  • Comparison of Major DNA Testing Companies, by Deborah R. Harvey … p.24

If you have any articles you’d like to share with CVGA members, please send an email to the editor, eleanordew@gmail.com. — The Editor.

Fall 2018 Central Virginia Heritage Available Online!

In this issue:  Jean L. Cooper’s article, Crowd-Sourcing With Zooniverse.org:

One of the most interesting websites I recently discovered is www.Zooniverse.org. Zooniverse is a site that offers the opportunity to crowd-source the work involved in
transcribing collections of documents. Some of the projects are scientific in nature,
studying climate, biology, or medicine. Others have to do with language, history, or the arts. Among the projects: Helping transcribe the military records of African-American Civil War Soldiers, and transcribing records in The American Soldier, to provide access to a one-of-a-kind collection of reflections on war and military service by American soldiers who served during the Second World War. …

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Contents of the Fall 2018 issue:

  • Fall Conference of the Virginia Genealogical Society and the Central Virginia Genealogical Association, to be held 5-6 Oct., 2018, in Charlottesville, VA;
  • The Genealogical Library of the Daughters of the American Revolution;
  • Preservation Grants for Presbyterian Churches;
  • Obituary: Charles R. Moore;
  • Out of the Frying Pan and into the Fire;
  • Census Instructions;
  • Are You Missing Most of the Available Genealogy Information?;
  • Benjamin Bartley, Free Negro Registration, 1808;
  • Three Allen Wills from Buckingham County;
  • The Southall Family of Virginia;
  • Crowd-Sourcing on Zooniverse.org;
  • Fredericksburg National Cemetery;
  • Rockingham County Cemetery Indexes.

As a little extra gift, the online edition contains an extra, one-page guide to Basic Steps for African American Slave Research, courtesy of Dr. Shelley Murphy.

If you have any articles you’d like to share with CVGA members, please send an email to the editor, eleanordew@gmail.com. — The Editor.

Summer 2018 Central Virginia Heritage Available!

In this issue:  “President’s Column” by Patricia Lukas:

“I hope you are planning on joining us on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the Fall Conference we are hosting with the Virginia Genealogical Society. The conference will take place at the University of Virginia Inn at Darden on the beautiful grounds of the University in Charlottesville. The conference will feature two tracks: Virginia Gems, presented by noted Virginia genealogy specialist Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS. … The second track is German Settlers and Migration Routes. These four sessions will be presented by Dorothy Boyd-Bragg, Ph.D., and Ashley Abruzzo, CTA. …”

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Contents of the Summer 2018 issue:

  • Lost Jeffersons / Joanne L. Yeck. Page 1.
  • Two indentures of the Eastin Family, Orange County, VA. Page 4.
  • Register of Negroes Owned in Buckingham County, VA, by Robert T. Hubard, 1841-1859. Page 6.
  • A Visit to Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church in Augusta County, VA / Jean L. Cooper. Page 8.
  • James Madison and the Louisiana 16 / Patricia Lukas. Page 10.
  • Poppin’ the Trunk in Charles Town, WV / Dr. Shelley Murphy. Page 11.
  • Estate of Dr. Samuel Griffin Died January 24, 1812, Bedford County, VA / Jean L. Cooper. Page 14.
  • Sheriffs of Nelson County Updated to 2018 / Becky Howard. Page 19.
  • Sheriffs of Fluvanna County from 1777 to the Present / Tricia Johnson. Page 20.
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Now Online. Page 21.
  • President’s Column / Patricia Lukas. Page 22.
  • Always Keep Backups of Your Online Genealogy Information / Dick Eastman. Page 23.

If you have any articles you’d like to share with CVGA members, please send an email to the editor, eleanordew@gmail.com. — The Editor.

Spring 2018 Central Virginia Heritage Available!


Cover of Central Virginia Heritage, vol. 34, no.1

From this month’s issue:  “Two Alexander Moseleys” by Joanne L. Yeck:

“During the 18th and 19th centuries, naming practices among Virginia’s planter class were purposeful and surprisingly consistent. Maternal surnames were preserved as “first” names. Grandparents and, sometimes, rather pointedly, wealthy aunts and uncles were remembered in succeeding generations. These practices frequently give valuable clues to family connections. Often, they also result in multiple individuals with the same name, living concurrently in the same county. This can be maddening for researchers. As time passes, biographies become conflated, and genealogists can spend years untangling crisscrossing lives.

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Contents of the Spring 2018 issue:

  • Finding Those County Line Changes, by Judy G. Russell p. 1
  • Four Freedom Documents from Albemarle County, VA, transcribed by Jean L. Cooper p. 3
  • Connecting the Pieces of a Chancery Cause, by Jean L. Cooper p. 6
  • Sheriffs of Nelson County, VA, Through 1925 p. 10
  • Sheriffs of Augusta County, VA, Through 2016 p. 10
  • Sheriffs of Albemarle County, VA, Through 2016  p. 11
  • Getting Acquainted with the Revised Version of Find-A-Grave.com, by Ted Bainbridge p. 12
  • Will of Andrew McWilliams, Albemarle County, VA, 1772, transcribed by Jane J. Davis p. 15
  • The Key to Understanding Family Relationships p. 16
  • Diane Keeton Files Donated to CVGA, by Patricia Lukas p. 19
  • Index of Surnames in the Keeton Files p. 20
  • Passenger Lists to Virginia Before 1820, by Lorine McGinnis Schulze p. 23
  • Two Alexander Moseleys, by Joanne L. Yeck p. 24
  • President’s Column by Patricia Lukas, p. 26
  • Family Relationship Chart p. 28

If you have any articles you’d like to share with CVGA members, please send an email to the editor, eleanordew@gmail.com. — The Editor.