first Pennsylvanians arrived in 1699 [also of the Howard Ascendancy] ,
Abraham Piersey was an influential man who appears to have been among our
Quakers, but unlike Pennsylvania which provided Quaker shelter, Virginia
actively sought to repress the sect, while actively relying on and utilizing
Abraham Pierseyís substantial business and governmental skills which appear
in some ways distinct from the disputes of faith found also in contemporaneous
text. His daughter Mary, our direct line, appears in Quaker disputes as
well, her husband , when remonished for faith, and in danger of imprisonment,
suggesting they retrieve he and his wife Mary at meeting, they
were always there, weather permitting. Mary , her sister Elizabeth,
and their step mother Frances shared in the inheritance of Abraham
Pierseyís very substantial estate and there is evident subsequent and lingering
dispute regarding it, found mostly through the experiences of the [several]
husbands of the three women post Abraham Pierseyís will [dated 1 March
1626-7, proved 10 May 1633], the villain in which seems to be Elizabethís
highly controversial second husband Sir John Harvey, twice governor of
Virginia, and much despised by the persons he governed.
While some online
reference is made that Elizabeth Draper , Abraham Piersey's first wife
did arrive to Virginia, this is nearly disproven, and certainly can not
be confirmed. His second wife Frances, step mother to Mary and Elizabeth,
is also frequently misidentified.
, John [Jamestown 1619] [Howard
Elizabeth Draper, Daughter of Clement and Elizabeth Draper
mother to Mary Piersey, our direct, and her sister Elizabeth, did
not accompany her daughters named in grandmother Draper's will [will
London 17 August 1625, proved 3 September 1625] on the ship Southampton
on which they crossed.No record of her there exists that this researcher
Grenville, Frquently found as Hinton [step mother to direct Mary
Piersey and Mary's older sister Elizabeth]
Abraham Piersey remarried in Jamestown, his wife is mentioned as
Frances in his will. Although often identifed asFrances Hinton, dtr of
Sir Thomas Hinton, she is more likely Frances Grenville who arrived to
Jamestown in 1620 on the ship "Supply" The dispute regarding his
second wife's identity is covered at Abraham Piersey's own page
John Woodson and
his wife Sarah followed closely on Abraham Piersey, and shared with him
not only Jamestown proper but the region of Jamestown colony known first
and later as Fleur de Hundred and second and between as Piersey's Hundred
where the Woodsons were living in 1624, the year of Piersey's acquisition
of it from Gov Yeardley. John Woodson was Listed as a
Surgeon, and they both emmigrated 1619, to Jamestown,
VA on the "George" and in company of Governor Sir Yeardley. Both
Sarah and John survived the first devastating massacre
of 1622 in which Jamestown was nearly extinguished, but he was
killed in the Indian massacre
of 1644 at Fleur de Hundred, Henrico County, VA [part of the Jamestown
colony] while she is credited, without proof to support the story,
with overcoming attacking braves in her home , killing two, and preserving
the lives of her two boys. John Woodson and his wife are some
of the first citizens to have in their household persons of color in all
American history, but they do not long remain in their enumeration.
In any scholarly discussion of the history of black Americans or the history
of black slavery, there is the inevitable and rightful inclusion of the
"20 and some odd" first Black Americans of known origin [6 of which
are found in the Woodson household in 1623 ]. Begininning unwittingly and
before the concept of slavery was developed in America but during the time
when indenture sometimes closely mimicked it , this marks the first generation
involving black Americans within our white household's censuses, and shortly
thereafter slave ownership among our plantar [and Quaker] families
of Virginia was strongly in place. These "20 and some odd" black
Americans are often found called slaves and not indentures but the
use of the word slave to define them is not historically accurate
when study is made of the
nomenclature of the census involved, the evolving law regarding
black American slavery and white
and black early indenture ,or the
conditions of early indenture itself . Extant letters and documents
relating to white indentures suggests that their condition was no
better than slavery, though its time frame was limited. After the massacre
of 1622, it was found that some women had been taken captive. One was bought
back by paid ransom ransom by the man to whom her murdered husband
still owed time and for the purpose of her payment of that time. Within
a year she lamented that her slavery to him was no better than her
slavery while an Indian captive and sought relief through governmental
Because of the obvious
interface of the first two generation Woodsons with the native Powhatan
Confederacy and particularly their fascinating leader Openchancanough,
[himself with perhaps THE most interesting bio in all these pages] several
pages studying these peoples are provided.
Thomas [Capt] [Howard
[Howard Allied Surname]
her husband to Virginia in 1619. See husband Dr John Woodson above. Sarah
is said to have been born Sarah Winston, but this is not proved.
She was married and present with her husband on 1624 census for Jamestown.
is credited with saving her sons in the Indian massacre which took her
husband's life 1644, and so assured the Woodson and all its subsequently
allied lines. Her Will was proved in Henrico County, VA January 17,1659/60.
See Dr John Woodson entry above.
Arrived by 1626
when he was one of the original patentees for Elizabeth City County, Virginia.
In 1643 he took up 600 acres in Warwick County where he lived . Thomas
Taylor, described as a "mariner" in patent, was probably a Bristol [England]
sea captain who later retired in Warwick County. Harrison Fairfax
provides excellent information on him in his "Virginia Carys" and
informs that no evidence has yet appeared to identify this Taylor family
definitely in England. Thomas wife is not known. Capt Thomas
Taylor died after 1652 in Warwick County, Va,
Capt Taylor's daughter
Taylor married, in Virginia, to Miles
Cary , an immigrant from Bristol, England, and Thomas Taylorís plantation,
Windmill Point, and land adjacent , known as Magpie Swamps were given
to his son in law Miles Cary. Miles Cary went on to amass thousands of
acres in which is also the plantation PearTree Hall later formed
out of the land . These are the plantations with which the
Cary family of Virginia are asssociated for many , many generations. Our
interest in the Taylor line encompasses only Thomas and his daughter Ann,
Ann's progeny being found in the Cary Line.
Lewis [Major] [Howard
Major Lewis Burwell immigrated with
his mother and stepfather after 1626 when his father died. There is a possibility,
and Keith, in his Ancestry of Benjamin Ancestry strongly suggests, that
Lewis grandfather Edward Burwell, who died 19 Nov 1620 in England, was
the Edward Burwell known to have been in the second supply to Jamestown
in 1609, stating that that he later returned to England. This has
not been proved. Like all our early virginians, Major Burwell took
the title the local mlitary establishment in Virginia gave him. He died
at Carterís Creek Plantation, Gloucester County Va. He married Lucy Higginson
[TAIT], James [Howard
James TAIT arrived
to Virginia 27 Apr 1635 On ship "Ann and Elizabeth" . This recently identified
surname in the ascendancy of Jabus Everett McGehee of the civil war is
under research, and is amply studied by Tate researchers and the many allied
surnames claiming them. More detail on James TAIT and his progeny, and
our direct line within the family is expected to be encountered.
, Richard Present Prince George Co. VA ca 1630s
[Howard Allied Surname]
Unknown date of
emmigration. Richard Ferris was present in Prince George Co., Va ca 1630s
for dtr Elizabeth was born there that decade [She married Robert
Woodson of Virginia] . Richard Ferris is said to have been
born 1596, London, England. He was of Curles [Plantation] , Henrico
Co., VA and he also purchased land Varina Parish, at a place called
White Oak Swamp .The Ferris family was originally from Leicestershire,
England, and Richard is said to have been descended from Henri de Ferriers,
son of Gwalchelme de Ferriers, Master of Horse to the Duke of Normandy.
Unknown date of
emmigration, unknown spouse. His daughter Jane born 1638 in Curles, Henrico
County, Virginia. Jane married as her second husband our direct John
Pleasants in Henrico Co., Va .
Susannah [Howard Allied Surname]
Susannah BATES is
said to have been born in 1638 at Middletown, Bruton Parish, York
Co. VA. Although no primary record has yet been found by me, she is said
to have married Stephen Woodson TARLETON and to have borne
him several children, including two daughters both of whom are direct to
It is assumed but
by no means proven that Susannah BATES belongs to the John BATES family
with first record in Colonial Virginia in 1639-John Bates was born in Kent
County, England in 1598. The Bates family in America is first found in
connection with the distribution of 750 acres in 1639 Colonial Virginia
in what was then known as Charles River County, at the head of Queenís
Creek [Pat 1:638]. Bates apparently soon sold most or all of his portion.
He was then given a patent of 50 acres at Middle Plantation in 1655, with
this patent renewed in 1665/6 [pat. 5c:566]. John Bates , of York
County, Middlesex Parish, was listed as owning a plantation with houses,
and as growing tobacco. Little else is known about him. Wife Elizabeth
[of unknown surname] bore John BATES several children, among whom is perhaps
Susannah.John BATES wrote his will in 1666, and Susannah is not mentioned
therein, making her either NOT of this family, or dead before her father.
[Father to Thomas of Bacon's Rebellion.]
The earliest origins
of the Hansford family in Virginia is found in Hampton Parish, York County
where in 1647 John Hansford was a resident. Evidence of him appears in
1651 by form of deed. He was Commissioner York County, Named 8 May 1652;
Justice York County 1655, and a man of both wealth and position.
In 1651 he was granted lands for West's creek, in York county. His will
was proved November 24, 1661.
ìJohn Hansford might
have been a son of the merchant tailor of London of the same name mentioned
by Mr. Alexander Brown in his ëGenesis,í as entered in a list of the Virginia
Company in 1620, and who was probably brother of Sir Humphrey Hanford,
Handford, or Hanforth, as the-name is variously written.î [Mrs. Annie Tucker
Tyler . ìThomas Hansford: First Native Martyr to American Libertyî 1891]
He married Elizabeth,
Unknown Surname, who was born England and died as evidenced by her will
in York County, proved January 24, 1675/6. She represents then another
Surname Immigrant not yet uncovered.
She , with her husband,
is a double ancestor.
Two of the seven
children mentioned in their fatherís will are direct to this study: Major
Thomas and Capt Charles Hansford. Both these men produced direct line progeny,
Thomas through his marriage to Elizabeth Jones, and Charles through his
marriage to Elizabeth Folliott or Foliot . Subsequent generations reconverge
in the union of Lydia Hansford Hill and Richard Cole, occuring in 1737
As for direct Thomas
Hansford who married Elizabeth Jones , he was one of four men of York county
who died for his role in Bacon's Rebellion. At age 30 and in 1676 while
on the scaffold he spoke to those around, praying them to remember that
he died a loyal subject of the King, and a lover of his country. He has
been called the first martyr to American liberty.
in Bristol, England year 1622, Miles Cary emigrated to Virginia ca 1645
and was certainly present there by 1652. Our Cary line of Bristol is documentable
to Miles' great grandfather William Cary, who died 1572 in that town. This
is a line of drapers, and the famous Cary Wool is likely named for earlier
Cary drapers of the region and in a time beyond the ability to determine
our Carys exact line amongst them. In 16999, the Carys of Bristol
sharing descendancy from Miles own line, applied for the right to
bear the arms of the Devonshire Bristols which right they were granted.
The exact relationship to the Devonshire Carys has been lost. Miles Cary
's tomb was discovered in the mid 19th century, in fragments, but
remountable to allow definition of the coat of arms of the Carys
of Devonshire,in whose history is found the husband
to Anne Boleyn's sister, Mary.
The first record for Miles Cary
in Virginia is on the bench of the Warwick County Court 1652. He served
in the militia as Major 1654, Lieutenant-Colonel 1657, Colonel and
County Lieutenant 1660, and was Collector of the Tobacco Duties for James
River, Escheator General for the Colony, Burgess 1660-1665, being member
of the Publique Commitee of the Assembly ; He advanced to the
Council 1665. He married in Virginia not later than 1646 , Anne Taylor
, dau of Captain Thomas Taylor, and
Miles Cary maintained a water mill and a mercantile business, both
of which are mentioned in his will. He died, probably from wounds, during
the Dutch raid on Hampton Roads in June, 1667. Inheriting from his father
in law, by the end of his life he had aggregated more than 2600 acres
in Warwick, including the plantations afterwards known as The Forest, Richneck,
and Skiffs Creek (Mulberry Island).
Miles Cary is a Double and Triply important
ancestor to our study.
CARY married Captain William Bassett and her descendants include
our surname groups of Alabama and Georgia.
CARY married a young widow Mary
[nee Wilson] Roscow with two children whom he stepfathered. Mary Wilson
Roscow Cary is direct to us, as is her son William Roscow, raised by Miles
Finally, eldest son Thomas
CARY was a slave holder, like his father, Miles, our Immigrant. This
son Thomas [ who married Ann Milner] continues our line and precense
in Warwick County. Dorothy Cary Pleasants, an unproven but probable daughter
of Thomas, married John Pleasants of Henrico County ca 1694 and from
them m our direct line continues and with whom's death in 1774our
Cary interest fades. If in absence of absolute proof Dorothy Pleasants
was born Dorothy Cary and dtr of Thomas CARY, Miles and his wife Ann Taylor
are direct through Thomas's sister Bridget CARY, above mentioned
See Also accused witch Elizabeth
William [Capt] [Howard
Allied Surname] Arrived
perhaps 1639, certainly by 1655
He possibly emmigrated as early as 1639
[when a William Bassett patented land in James City County] but certainly
was present by Oct 1655 when the General Assembly in Virginia put him in
charge of construction of a fort at Jamestown. This site was abandoned
and the final fort was actually constructed by Thomas Cary.
William was born in England and he died
before Jan 4 1671 on his large estate "Eltham" , Blissland Parish, New
Kent County, Va He was an officer in the English army serving in
Rutherfordís regiment at Dunkirk and the garrison at Tangier; and he was
a Colonel in The Va Military Establishment. His armorial tomb in Va carries
his coat of arms showing him " son of Willím Bassett, Esqír, and
Bridget His Wife of ye County of Southampton in ye Kingdom of England."
His wife was Bridget Cary, daughter
of Miles Cary [our immigrant CARY ancestor], and she was a sister to Thomas
Cary, who is also in our direct line. Bridgett Cary and William Bassett's
line continues down to our McGehees and allieds while Bridgetts brother
Thomas Caryís line continues down to our Howards of Texas.
As Fannie McGehee married ìPatî Howard,
they were distantly related, though they surely did not have a farthing
of an idea.
Arrived 1643 to Virginia. Formerly a Painter
Stainer of London, he Commanded Middle Plantation Virginia, a palisaded
settlement on the future site of Williamsburg and was ìone of the
first Commandírs that subdued the county of Virginia from the power of
the heathenî according to his dtrís tomb. He hailed from Berkswelle, Warwick,
England. His daughter Lucy married Lewis [Major] Burwell.
William [Colonel] [Howard
Joannawife to Robert Higginson, is not further identified and
it is not clear to me if she married in England or Virginia, but dtr Lucy
was born in Virginia. No Tokesky has yet been found in Virginia by
me; I suspect she married in England and that she arrived with her
husband in 1643.
Abigail. Dtr of Anthony and Martha Bacon Smith of England.
Born ca 1656 as per tombstone extant in Virginia. It is unknown when Abigail
herself crossed, she was married to Hon Lewis Burwell, son of Lewis Burwell
the immigrant above detailed Abigail's mother, Martha Bacon,
was sister to Va Gov Nathaniel Bacon, and her mother's
1st cousin once removed was anotherNathaniel Bacon, orchestrator of "Bacon's
Rebellion" Anthony and Martha Bacon Smith appear to have remained
in England where Anthony was , as early as 1642 , a collector of assessments
fo St James Parish, Colchester.
Born 1646 [Va or England] Arrival date
of Wilsons unknown. Member of the House of Burgesses, JP and County Lt
for Eliz City County; Naval Officer for Lower James 1699-1710. A Succesful
merchant of Hampton County, Va, he accumulated a large estate and his plantation
was called ìCeelysî and was in Elizabeth City County, Va]. He married
Jane Surname Unknown. His daughter Mary
Wilson had three marriages. The first was to William
ROSCOW through which our direct line continues. But William Roscow
died in 1700 leaving two small children, who were then step fathered by
Cary, the namesake son of our immigrant Cary
and his wife Anne TAYLOR and he was 2nd husband to Mary. Mary third married
to Dr Archibald BLAIR of Williamsburg. He too had three marriages, with
only one of his four children being certain in their matrilineage. There
then exists the possibility that any of these three
BLAIR children are Mary Wilson's own. Elizabeth Blair, one of these
three Blair children of uncertain matrilineage, herself produced
a son , John BOLLING , who married Martha Jefferson, sister to Thomas Jefferson,
HILL, Thomas is the first documentable
Hill in his ascendancy. Thomas Hill patented land in Potomac, 1657. He
married Mary Piersey in 1638, the bride being dtr of our first know American
immigrant, Hon Abraham Piersey, defined
above. Thomas Hill and Mary Piersey had several children, among them, John
Hill [inherited the plantation known as ìessex lodgeî who married Martha
Whitmere [ as per Cole, Robert Franklin, ì The Capt. A.B. Cole genealogyî
, 1964] Mary Piersey Hill, widow, after married [said to be Sept
1657] to Thomas Bushrod.
While there is much in the literature stating
that the Capt Hill who married Mary Piercey has ascendancy to John Hill
[will recorded Dec 9 1670] , there is some question as to its fact. The
question in ascendancy involves a confusing scenario regarding Essex
Lodge and one Thomas Hill who married Eleanor Charles, and who claimed
his ascendancy, by deed, to John Hill [will made dec 9 1670] allowing for
the possibility that ThomasHill married Mary Piersey in 1638 does
NOT have the ascendancy as often shown to John Hill , whose Will
was recorded Dec 9 1670. He may in fact be the son of Edward Hill
of Elizabeth City, died Virginia 15 May 1624, married Mary Boyle,
but this has not been proven.
Thomas Hill's Great grandaughter
Lydia Hansford HILL [ born York County,Virginia Colony 1720, and died in
1755 ] married Richard Cole, Esq. , decendant of our first known Cole
, Hon William., below. The Hill/Cole union involves the
recently discovered ascendancy of
Jabus Everett McGehee of the Civil
Born 1664 in Chorley, Lancashire, England,
it is unsure when he came, but he died at his estate ìBlunt Pointî Warewick
County, in 1700/ He married Mary
Wilson and died when their children were still young .
His widow remarried in 1702 to Miles
Cary who was then step father to our direct of this line. Miles Cary
is the namesake son of our immigrant Cary and his wife Anne TAYLOR,
and this son Miles was brother to both Bridgett Cary Basset and Thomas
Cary married Mary Pleasants, both of whom Carys are in our direct lines.
Miles Cary and Ann Taylor are thus triple ancestors.
[Howard Allied Surname]
Known ancestor born 1638, and said by
some to have been born in Virginia, but this is not yet proven through
primary records [by this writer] . His father is probably William
of Tillingham,Essex,England. Our William's four wives include Ann
Digges, dtr of the Va Gov, but it is his following wife, and third spouse,
LEAR who produced the progeny direct to our line. William was
the nearest neighbor of our direct immigrant Miles
Cary, and he was also Miles' succesor as leading man in Warwick County.
His Estate, Boldrup, on Warwick River, was acquired from Sir William Berkeley
and Dame Frances. 3 March 1674 became member Governorís Council, 22 Oct
1689 attained office of Sec of State[ -the position next in importance
to governor " William Cole bought, 1671, the 'Bolthrupe"' plantation of
1350 acres lying on the Warwick River between 'Denbigh,' the Mathews
plantation, and 'Windmill Point,' the seat of the Carys. In addition, on
20 April 1685 Cole acquired 1433 acres laying largely in Warwick County
but partly in Elizabeth City, ' commonly called Newport News according
to the most ancient and lawful bounds.' This was the major portion of a
grant to the heirs of Daniel Gookin, who had settled at Newport News, March
1621/22. It extended along the James River from its mouth approximately
four miles." He bought his estate from Gov Berkeley and was staunch
supporter of the Gov in Baconís Rebellion 1676. On Jan 17 1690/1 he was
appointed Secretary to the Gov but did not long survive in office ìAfter
more than 17 years of public service Secretary Cole petitioned the King
to be relieved from his offices, complaining that ë he was lately much
decayed in strength and bodyí, and was ëincapable to serve their Majesties
as he ought toí [also that 'a deep melancholy had siezed himî' ] 'His petition
granted, he died soon therafter and was buried on his beloved ëBoldumî
where there is still to be seen the massive marble slab bearing his Coat
of Arms and the inscription ending with the impressive epitaph î Unspotted
on ye bench, untaynted on ye barî ì
Honorable William Cole, born 1638, died
4 march 1694. cond and Third streets. He subsequently
acquired additional land adjoining and also on Sassafras street, by which
name Race street was formerly known. He married twice, first to Eleanor
ALLEN, dtr of Penn's commissioner, and second to Hannah GARRETT through
which marriage our line is traced. George Emlen, I, was a success in the
Pennsylvania colony. Hannah Garrett and George Emlen's son George continues
our line. George Emlen II, married Mary HEATH, an esteemed minister of
the society of friends, and they had Hannah EMLEN. This daughter
married William LOGAN, Penn's Secretary. Hannah Emlen Logan is the last
of our Emlen Directs.
, William [Howard
is present in Virginia records April 1653 where he appears in the headright
of a William Hoccaday as William MackGahye and in 1658 in York , York County
Virginia in court testimony as William McGahee. Although no evidence
exists to support it, our known ancestor Thomas MackGehee is felt to be
his son. William's probable son is associated with the area surronding
Williamsburg, the founding of which that son, and perhaps this father,
witnessed [Jamestown had burned yet again and its population abandoned
it , retreating to a more favorable, less swampy locale in 1699]
. Thomas MackGehee, the probable son and certainly our earliest assured
McGhee, first appears in the records of Virginia in 1689; His extant
will of 1727 in St John's Parish , King William County, near Williamsburg
shows he died a wealthy man and with many children. For many years it was
felt that Thomas was our first immigrant McGehee, and that he had
been born James MacGregor. Contemporary thought is that he is the son of
William of the Headright, as above shown, and that it is William
who was born James MacGregor, though the MacGregor connection is not able
to be proved. It is , however, known exactly who the James MacGregor
was, son of a chief of a branch of MacGregors, who is known to have
emmigrated to Virginia but who does not appear in records there. This emmigration
occured during the outlaw of the MacGregor name, and it is felt James
MacGregor was forced to change his name. James MacGregor's father was the
chief of a branch of the Gregor clan who were known, due to their hunted
and wild existence in the Highlands, as "Children of the mist", or, in
Gaellic "MacEagh". Because the current chief MacGregor has ascendancy,
as did his father Sir Gregor MacGregor, to James MacGregor's older brother,
the European ascendancy of our McGehee family is documented , if one accepts
the McGehee MacGregor connection, through the mists of time and Scotland's
Highlands. Our American McGehees travel down 8 generations to our last
direct of the family Frances Beatrice McGehee of East Alabama, wife to
Jonathan Patterson "Pat" Howard. She is Ben Howards mother, this writer's
Great Grandmother. See also Williamsburg
, Virginia, and our colonial family there.
John [Howard Allied Surname]
He first appears
in the Records of the Land Office in Richmond VA in 1653. . His son Charles
married Susannah TARLETON.
John [Col] [Howard
Allied Surname] arrived
1656 to Virginia, settled Nansemond County
Like many of our male Virginia Carys,
he was known by his title in the local military establishment. He is probably
of the Devonshire Family of the Lear name . John Lear was member
House of Burgesses 1666 and Member Gov Council, 1683. He married
four times, but evidence of children exists only with his first marriage,
a woman known only as a widow ìMrs Mary Bastardî. John Cole died in 1706.
Daughter Martha married Hon William Cole [1638-1693/4].
will proved 12 November, 1660. Of York
County, Va. Present unknown amount of time before . He however ammassed
an impressive Virginia estate, left to his sole surviving heir Elizabeth.
Dtr Elizabeth married Thomas Hansford
of York County, Martyr to Baconís Rebellion.
Her position as daughter and sole heir
is substantiated through extant indenture and also the will of Richard
Jones, her father. Although she did have two brothers, they predeceased
her, leaving her providing substantial fortune to her husband, who himself
is clearly named through indenture . By the time of Baconís Rebellion,
in which her husband played large part and for which he was executed, she
had born five children, included among them Elizabeth Hansford, first wife
of Richard Burt. Elizabeth Hansford is clearly identified in her mother
Elizabeth Jones Hansfordís will.
Child born 1660
York County , Va
wife to John Hill [son of Thomas Hill and
Mary Piersey Hill Bushrod, the dtr of Abraham
Piersey, our first American Immigrant thus far encountered] is not
well defined. She is said [ by Cole, Robert Franklin, ì The Capt. A.B.
Cole genealogyî, 1964] to have been the mother of Samuel Hill born
in 1660, in York County, Va., thus placing her in that county and that
timeframe. Coleís reliance for her surname is not known, and she is not
there further defined.
Stephen [Howard Allied Surname]
New Kent, Va 1661 when daughter Susanna was born [St. Peter's Parrish]
. He was born 1637, probably in England. Str Susanna married John
[FOLLIOT], Edward [Rev]
Present from England
to Virginia by 1661 in which year he is found the Minister
of Westover Parish and Hampton Parish in York County, Va 1661. He had been
Rector of Alderton, Northans, from 1634 until sequestered by Parliamentary
Committee. He was of Hampton Parish, York County, and his will dated 4
March 1684, was probated 24 July 1690. His wife is unknown.
His father Sir John
Folliott had been knighted 10 June 1603. His mother was Elizabeth AYLMER.
Sir Johnís own father was Thomas Folliot of Pirton County Worcestor;
The Foliots were Lords of Fenwick and Foliots Fee, County York in time
of William the Conqueror.
Dtr Elizabeth [eldest
dtr and Relict of Josias Moody] 2nd married Charles Hansford. This 2nd
union produced our direct line progeny.
Will 1744 Virginia.
Felt born Va 1665, but under research.
Our first documentable
Burt appears with Richard who married Elizabeth Hansford, dtr of the Hansford
Martyr of Baconís Rebellion. Richard Burt is felt by Burt researchers
to have been born ca 1665 in Virginia. His ascendancy and exact place of
birth is not truly known. Burt researchers provide documentation of many
Burts present in Virginia prior to his given birth year. His will,
(1744/5) was probated Nov 18th 1745 York County. A Richard Burt was living
in Charles River County, Colonial Virginia in 1642 which in 1649 became
Elizabeth Burt who
married Samuel Hill in 1719 is often presented as their daughter, but Richard
Burtís will does not substantiate that, though her absence there does not
refute entirely the possibility. The events of her life make her far more
likely a granddaughter. There are many grandchildren in Richard Burt Srís
will, among them Elizabeth Burt, but whose child she is is not made clear.
It is felt
to this researcher that she is the daughter of Richard Burt Jr, who
married Catherine Moody. However primary evidence to substantiate this
John [Howard Allied Surname]
Emigrated to Va
ca 1665 ; settled Henrico County. He was an original landed proprietor
and attorney. The PLEASANTS family remains direct to us for four generations,
and until the marriage of Mary Pleasants to CHarles Logan in 1779.
The PLEASANTS family were influential in Virginia, and our direct line
included many PLEASANTS plantation owners, Quaker, of great wealth.
Anne [Howard Allied Surname]
Present Virginia 1680s substantiated by birth of daughter Dorothy CARY
[BAYSTROP], Ann [Howard
presented wife to Thomas MACKGEHEE does not appear verified in any place
where she is mentioned that I have found. When presented as Thomas MACKGEHEE's
wife, her marriage date appears both as 1676 and 1688 and the marriage
is said to have occured in Virginia, while Ann is said to be the daughter
of Thomas Bastrop born about 1638 in England, and Thomas Bastrop's wife,
Unknown PELL. Ann Baytop and documentation supporting the BAYTOP inclusion
in this surname roster is underway.
George [Howard Allied Surname]
in 1682 from England with William Penn. Jordan details that as per
George Emlen's sons, George himself was early orphaned, placed in
the care of his Presbyterian Aunt, converted to Quakerism while in England,
was disowned by his aunt, and so to make his way in the world came with
William Penn on Penn's first trip to his colony. Jordan further informs
that on On 12mo. 3, 1687-8, George Emlen "Vintner", received a Proprietory
grant of property on the north side of Chestnut street, between
Second and Third streets. He subsequently acquired additional land adjoining
and also on Sassafras street, by which name Race street was formerly
known. He married twice, first to Eleanor ALLEN, dtr of Penn's commissioner,
and second to Hannah GARRETT through which marriage our line is traced.George
Emlen, I, was a success in the Pennsylvania colony. Hannah Garrett and
George Emlen's son George continues our line. George Emlen II married Mary
HEATH, an esteemed minister of the society of friends, and they had Hannah
EMLEN. This daughter married William LOGAN, Penn's Secretary. Hannah
Emlen Logan is the last of our Emlen Directs.
Charles [Howard Allied Surname]
Said by some to
be born about 1660 in Burlington NJ. Father said to be Thomas of that place.
The history of Quaker
occupation of Burlington and its environs seems to disallow his birth
in that place, but he may have been associated with it before his marriage
1690, in neighboring Bucks County, Penna
Amy [Howard Allied
Alone Bought 500
acres from Penn, came to America between 1681-1686 it appears. She
later married Charles Reed. Ascendancy under research. See Bucks
County and our Ancestors involved there.
, William [Howard Allied Surname]
to Darby , Penna. sometime before 1694. Daughter Hannah married
1694 in Philadelphia
Ann [Howard Allied Surname]
to Darby , Penna. sometime before 1694 with husband William Garrett.
Daughter Hannah married 1694 in Philadelphia. Ann's ascendancy is under
This surname in the recently discovered
ascendancy of Jabus Everett McGehee of the Civil War is under research.
What is known at present is that Mary Roscow was born Blunt Point,Warwick
County,Virginia in 1694. She married Colonel William COLE, and she died
James [Howard Allied Surname]
Arrived Phily 1699.
James Logan, a poor
Quaker, emmigrated as William Penn's secretary and in company of same on
Penn's second and final voyage to his Colony. As William Penn's Secretary,
this central and most prominent of Early Pennsylvania Citizens: agent,
book-keeper, steward, Surveyor and Receiver General, Councillor, and later
Judge and Governor, early, and largely due to his role as Surveyor, became
'the wealthiest man in the colonies" and his book collection, the then
largest in all the colonies, was often accessed by a young Ben Franklin,
and was by James Logan presented to the city of Philadelphia. It is because
of James Logan, a remarkably able diplomat acting on behalf of his
employer with the native American population, that the Mingo Chief James
Logan took that name. It is also because of him that the Delaware [Lenni
Lenape] felt cheated in "the Walking Treaty" , were forced to the west,
encountered the French in the Ohio Valley, and came back in the 1750s to
terrorize the frontier and sparsely inhabited interior of colonial Pennsylania.
He also is credited with being the inventor of the Conestoga wagon, bringing
worth beyond now understood alliance with our other pioneering
American lines. Beyond being an avid reader, he was a writer in Scientific
Journals, a translator of texts from Latin, and , as a result of his guidance
to Linneaus in botanical knowledge, his close friend and correspondant,
"had named for him an order of herbs and shrubs 'Loganiaceae', containing
thirty genera in over three hundred and fifty species. He was a close student
of scientific phenomena and contributed a number of papers, now in the
Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, on the result of his
scientific observations " [John W Jordan, L.LD, Colonial & Revolutionary
Families of Pennsylvania; Geneological and Personal Memoires, Vol. I]
His line does not appear, as some will claim, to align directly with the
Logans of Restalrig in which line existed the 7th Laird of Restailrig,
dug from his grave, hauled into court, and posthumously attainted
being found guilty of conspiracy to kidnap James VI of Scotland,
later James I , of England in the earliest years of the 17th century. That
Logan line rises directly to the the protective and intimate side of the
Scots Kings of the early14th century and misty,
unsubstantiated claims are made that Admiral Logan of the late 14th married
a [Claimed , Unlikely , Unproven and probably mythological Wife
and Daughter] Stewart Princess, dtr of Robert II Scotland.
James Logan does,
however, rise through his maternal heritage into the Peerage of Scotland
and some of its most notable names, including DUNDAS, DOUGLAS, HAMILTON
, FRASER, De HAYA, HOME etc. See Pennsylvania
and our Pennsylvanians, Philadelphia and our Philadelphians,
and Our Peers and Royals Within the Vines.
son William Logan, also our direct,
continued service to the Penn family, acting as provincial councellor and
Robert [Howard Allied Surname]
Came from Staffordshire,
England, about 1701.
Philip [Capt] [Howard Allied Surname]
First of our known
Moodys, he is not yet well defined and remains under research.
His will was presented
to York County , Virginia Court March 21st 1719/20 , by his wife
and executrix Elizabeth. The will mentions two plantations, and involves
slaves. It involves lands in York and Warwick & James City Counties.
According to The
Burt Family Webpages, maintained by Barbara Goodson, "the
will of Captain Philip Moody (York County, VA records # 15, Orders, Wills,
etc., 1716-1720, parts 1 & 2, pages 577-578) identifies two daughters
(Elizabeth and Catherine) who married Burt men, and names his granddaughters
Martha Burt, Elizabeth Burt, and Judith Burt. "
daughter of Philip and who married Richard Burt is felt but not yet
proven the mother of Elizabeth Burt who married Samuel Hill ca 1719.
Some genealogies instead have Elizabeth Burt a sister to Richard who married
Catherine Moody, thus Catherine Moody Burt's sister in law, but the
events of Elizabeth Burt Hill seem to make this less likely.
[Howard Allied Surname]
This surname in the recently discovered
ascendancy of Jabus Everett McGehee of the Civil War is under research.
At present, information is limited to Abraham Mayfield and his wife Ann
being mentioned as parents to Martha Mayfield who married Zimri TATE
of Louisa County Virginia. Zimri TATE died in Elbert County Georgia, having
served with Washington at Valley Forge. Martha's first child known to this
researcher was born Nancy TATE 29 Jul 1769, and in Louisa County Virginia,
making the time frame for Abraham Mayfield at the latest the early
1730s. This Mayfield family , apparantly of Louisa County Virginia, is
, Elizabeth [Howard
This wife to Samuel McGehee died 1745
in Virginia. Samuel McGehee and his wife, Elizabeth, joined others in a
deed, July 15, 1735, conveying the wifeís interest in 217 acres of land
in Hanover County which she had inherited from her mother, Susan Ellit
making the Ellit line present in Hanover County before that time. At times
she is called the daughter of Susan Ellis, and appears in both forms of
the name in family research of her descendants. The reason for this is
not yet understood to me. This surname in the recently discovered
ascendancy of Jabus Everett McGehee of the Civil War is under research.
, John [HowardAllied
Born North Carolina
in 1766. His Ascendancy is under research, but may pertain to the
Cofields of Virginia.
, Frances [HowardAllied
Of Washington County,
Ga, born ca 1760s
, David P [HowardAllied Surname].
See Howard Family Title Page.
Born Va 1780-1790.
Resided in Powhatan County with wife. Ascendancy under research.
Likely an Old line of Virginia and possibly Maryland, his ascendancy is
as yet elusive. The P may befor Patterson, and a Patterson female
may help uncover this line. Patterson is a middle name present in the direct
line sons for three generations following him.
, James [HowardAllied
The earliest of
this more recently discovered line in the ascendancy, its earliest
known member is at present , James Simpson. James is currently found
in records regarding his death in Oct of 1794 and in Wilkes County Georgia.
Dtr Easter was born about 1788 according to a later census involving her,
and was a native of Wilkes County. James SIMPSON and his wife Lucy [currently
of unknown surname] were likely present in Georgia for some time before
the known 1788 birth of Easter Simpson there. Easter had several older,
and younger siblings, one of whom, Elizabeth, appears to have been
her husband's first wife.
, James [HowardAllied Surname]
Born South Carolina
in 1806, emmigrated to Texas by 1850. Ascendancy Unknown.
, Eleanor [HowardAllied Surname]
Born Houston County,
Ga. 1820. Ascendancy under research.
Surname] [Surname under research]
The wife to William
M Booker was said, in an 1893 study of the history of Elbert County, Georgia
, to have been born Edith Clay "aunt of the great commoner, Henry CLAY,
whose name is so inseparably connected with the political history of the
United States." But Edith died 14 Feb 1822. Since the parents of
Henry Clay are known to be John and Sarah Watkins Clay, and since in 1790,
long before Edith's death, court records of Va show that Sarah Watkin'
s father gave testimony that his daughter Sarah "intermarried with
John Clay, deceased, ....John Clay and his Brother Edward (are) the only
Children or Issue of (my) Daughter" it is clear that this purported Aunt
status of Edith to Henry Clay the statesman is not accurate. She may be
a relative, however, IF the surname CLAY for Edith can be verified.
Sarah [HowardAllied Surname]
Arrived 1917 to
Ellis Island with her brother Willie, but he soon returned to Ireland.
She met her future husband Ben Howard, a southern transplant and telegraph
operator in New York's Manhattan and raised her children with
her husband in Colombus Heights, although they lived for some
years in New Jersey when the children were very young. She is our last
immigrant of either line, The Howard Allied Surnames or The Swope Allied
Surnames involved in the study of Within the Vines. . See Our
Irish Within The Vines.