Category Archives: NEW KENT COUNTY VA

Notes on Selected Families from the Register of Saint Peter’s Parish in New Kent County, Virginia

I believe that the practice of accepting “family trees” that assert parent-child relationships in one’s ancestral lines often fail to place the relationships in context, and sometimes result in false information that results in spurious “family tree” lines of descedancy. … Continue reading

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Quakers in Gloucestershire and Other Possible Ties with New Kent County VA

On March 6, I posted a “speculative genealogy” from Anthony Crump, based on various hints he received from ancestry.com forums etc. and other internet research. Although his summary of his findings is loosely documented, there are some clues to further … Continue reading

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A speculative ancestral history for Anthony Crump

The following excerpt is from a communication from Anthony Crump, who has developed an extensive genealogy based on sharing information with persons from ancestry.com and perusing such sources as the Victoria County Histories of England. Although it is a rare … Continue reading

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Ancestral Quaker Lineages in New Kent County, Virginia: An Exploration of Some of the Published Research

WHB – If one spends a few hours perusing the pedigree charts of persons descended from one or more of the John Johnsons identified in 17th and 18th Century Virginia, who show in the vestry or Quaker monthly meeting minutes … Continue reading

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John Johnson c. 1702-? (New Kent, Hanover Counties, VA)

1725 JOHN JOHNSON, son of JOHN JOHNSON of Hanover County and ELIZABETH ELYSON [ELLISON], dau. of GERERD ROBT. ELYSON of New Kent County, married on 6 day., 8 mo., 1725. From Rhoda Moorman Coffin, Her Reminiscenses, Addresses, Papers and Ancestry, … Continue reading

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Notes on Selected Quaker Families of Hanover County, Virginia

One of the few old colonial churches is Cedar Creek Quaker Church, which was situated in western Hanover County, Virginia, near the village of Montpelier. The church was constructed in 1770, by a man named Kimbrough. Most of the material … Continue reading

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Benjamin Johnson (1728-1769), Bedford County, VA

[WHB: I now believe Benjamin Johnson was the brother of my 5th great grandfather, JOHN JOHNSON.] 1728 Son of JOHN JOHNSON and LUCRETIA MASSIE, born about 1728 at St Peters Parish, New Kent County? 1730 Mary Bolling Moorman born in … Continue reading

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The Quaker Johnsons of Bedford County VA and Their Antecedents

My fourth great-grandfather John Johnson, Jr, who appears to have perished in the War of 1812, is from a Quaker lineage. [See John Johnson, Jr (?-1812/3) Bedford County, VA.] Each of the following quotations appear to be relevant to the … Continue reading

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Hughes and Saunders: New Kent, Hanover, Albemarle, Fluvanna and Bedford Counties, VA

[WHB – This page is devoted to tracing the relationships of the Hughes and Saunders families in five Virginia counties.] 1649 The following excerpts are from the work of Forrest Hughes, a researcher on the Hughes family: “I am fairly … Continue reading

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Julius Saunders (1720-?) New Kent, Goochland, Albemarle, Fluvanna Counties, VA

A critique of Saunders family history research: [WHB – The dates and genealogical relationships from the following 2000 GenForum “Saunders Family Genealogy Forum” post from a K. Lund has been widely accepted by various persons researching the Saunders family history: … Continue reading

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