“George W. Cleek’s Early Western Augusta Pioneers, which was originally published in 1957, has been the source of many of the genealogies of the early pioneers of the Highland region. These include the Lightner, Cleek, Harper, Hull and numerous other families. As a Lightner descendant I thought a worthwhile project would be to update Cleek’s book regarding the section on the Lightner family. What I thought to be a relatively straightforward task turned into a yearslong effort culminating in 2006 with the publication of my book, The Lightner Heritage. With the advent of the Internet which opened up new research opportunities, the publication of new material and the discovery of new sources, Cleek’s premise that John Michel Lochtner is the progenitor of the Virginia Lightners may not be accurate….”
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Contents of the Fall 2021 issue:
- Early Western Augusta Pioneers Revisited
- Will of Captain John Warwick, Amherst County, VA
- Will of James Callaway the Elder, Bedford County, VA
- Will of Henry Bell, of Buckingham County, VA
- Obituary of Horace E. Fidler, Jr.
- Company F, The Fluvanna Hornets, and Company K, The Fluvanna Guards, at the Battle of Fredericksburg, December, 1862
- List of Cumberland County Sheriffs, 1753-Present
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