Central Virginia HeritageISSN 1043-4895 (print); ISSN 2472-4629 (online) — is a quarterly journal. The online edition is available to members only. Print copies may be purchased via at The Tables of Contents of all issues of the Central Virginia Heritage can be downloaded here: CVH Tables of Contents

Publication Information – All material submitted for publication, unless otherwise noted, is copyright 2013-2017 by the CVGA and may not be reproduced without written permission. Opinions expressed in the Book Review section are those of the author of the review.  We encourage you to submit articles via email to the CVGA Board at, or in print to Central Virginia Genealogical Association, PO Box 5583, Charlottesville, VA 22905-5583.

Editorial Policy – CVGA does not pay for contributions. We welcome unpublished source data of genealogical and historical interest to the Central Virginia area. The editor reserves the right to edit submissions. The editor reserves the right to refuse to publish any article submitted, and does not assume any responsibility for errors of fact in the article.

Geographic Focus – Our primary focus is on the old Virginia counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Hanover, and Orange, that is, the present Piedmont counties of Albemarle, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Buckingham, Campbell, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Hanover, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Orange, as well as Augusta, Page, Rockbridge, and Rockingham in the Shenandoah Valley. This does not mean that material from other counties would be excluded, but rather that it should have some relevance to the counties listed above.

Publication Dates – Quarterly. (March, June, September, December)

Queries — Queries and responses will be posted on the website for a period of one year, then will be archived and made available to members only.

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  1. I have been researching the history of families who lived in Orange Co VA and am stuck on the Cleaveland family. Is there anyone who can help me or guide me on this family.
    The person I need help with is Alexander Cleaveland Jr. who lived in Gloucrester Co VA and then later moved into the Blue Run area of Orange Co VA. His name has been mentioned with Lawrence Franklin who had purchased about 400 acres of land and then sold some of it at least 100 acres to Alexander Cleaveland Jr.
    Alexander Cleaveland m. Milly/Mildred Presley and had many children which included John Cleaveland b. 1714 and Jane Cleaveland b. ca 1725. She movedinto Wilkes Co NC with other Cleaveland relatives and is said to have married Chesley Joel Coffey. They had a son, Nathan Coffey who served in the Revolution and died in Al in 1823. It’s possible Chesley or Joel Coffey, his father also contributed Patriotic Service.and died in NC about 1789. Jane Cleaveland Coffey is listed in the 1790 census as head of the house and died later that year.
    Her marriage record is in NC according to Ancestry. Can anyone help me find the death of Jane Coffey and any of her other children. I also need to establish the place and death date for the father of Alexander Cleaveland, Jr. One record indicates that they both, arrived in VA from England. It’s possible that Alexander Cleaveland, Sr used other parts of his name to distinguish the difference between him and his son. Some think his name is Alexander Roger Cleaveland, who may have died in Orange Co VA. Did the father, Alexander Roger Cleaveland provide any service or activity to the Colony when he moved into the area of Orange Co or Gloucester Co VA? . Is he elgible to be listed as a patriot for Colonial Dames of America?

    • Hello — I would like to post this on our Queries page, so see if anyone in our group knows something about the Cleaveland family. May I include your email address on this post? — Jean Cooper, Editor, Central Virginia Heritage

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