The Howard and Allied Surnames General History, and Their Presentation In Order of Appearance in America
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Howard and Allied, General History:

Although the Howard Surname itself is traceble at present only to late 18th century Powhatan County, Va, the allied groups associated with those who married into the Howard Line, and so also direct to the study,  are often far more developed . 

The Howard Line and all surnames with which it intermarried are  distinctly southern [ through and involving Texas, Georgia, Alabama, the Carolinas, Virginia and possibly Tennesee ]  from 1800 to 1917 [the year of emmigration to NYC of southern born Benjamin Pattereson Howard, this writer's grandfather]. Before and including 1800  the surnames involved in this  ascendancy involve two colonies: Pennsylvania from the1690s to the late 18th century involving  early and greatly influential Quakers of Philadelphia and  Virginia as far back as 1619 and until ca 1854, thus  involving  the Jamestown Colony ,  the later planning, building, and settlement of Williamsburg, and  mostly eastern Virginia incipient plantation culture to the years just preceding  ante bellum period demise.  Among this allied group's  persons are the first 10,000 of  survivors of British America's first permanent Colony [ See Jamestown ] , and the second wave of Quakers brought to early  Pennylvania by William Penn himself .  Quakers suffered  in early Virginia colonial history, and most of our early Virginians were Episcopalian, but  even our first Virginian, arrived 1616 , Abraham Piersey, appears to have been  Quaker , with disputes regarding his religion evident in extant text. By the late 17th century, devout Quakers practising in opposition to Virginia law are  evident in many of the surnames of this Allied group of Virginia. [See Our Quakers

The root surname of this allied surname group, HOWARD, never pertained to Pennsylvania  minus the bride of 
Don Swope who,   once married in 1947,  took residence there. Still, our direct line Howard ascendancy involves Pennsylvanians like  its Swope counterpart and what it lacks in stick-to-itness for the state in comparison to the Swope and  Allied Family Pennsylvanians  it makes  up for in impact upon it. From  1682 until 1800 Howard allied direct surnames LOGAN and those marrying into it resided in Pennsylvania in  its far eastern aspect and in  the area of Philadelphia  including early New Jersey [and  the Quakers of Burlington in the late 17th involving surname REED]  and this during the period that our Swope and allied families were contemplating, arriving and  then forging west in the state towards their most western aspect in  Adams County. The presence of these Howard allied  Pennsylvanians in our lines represents a different experience than our Swope and Allied Family Pennsylvanians, being among  the most powerful, and in one case the most powerful, persons of that early colony. The Swope and allied surnames in comparison involve the general poor and working or small farmer class populace of Pennsylvania , with slow and moderate advancing wealth evident in subsequent generations. 

Among the Howard ascendancy is that of McGehee, a family who, through much effort, has been unravelled to its first Americans in 1653 Virginia, and in the region surronding  Williamsburg Virginia [ the city having been founded in 1699] in its first 28 years, from which in the late 18th the family left for Georgia, and then East Alabama. Beyond the McGehees and their allied surnames, only recently uncovered in ascendancy,   The Howard study is rather hour glass shaped at present, and the neck of the hourglass occurs with the marriage [1815] of Harriet Logan to David P Howard occuring in Virginia, though she was born in Philadelphia, her father having emmigrated to that state. Below the Howard/Logan marriage is the bottom bubble of the hourglass,with  robust detail from the present time to   the period 1766-1838 , these years representing the birth years of our earliest known direct ancestors  in this portion of the Howard Allied hourglass, all of whom were born in America's south, and none of whom's ancestral  date and  place of emmigration is curently known. States represented for the earliest of these lines include Virginia, Alabama, Georgia,  Carolina, Texas,  and possibly Tennessee, again from the period 1766-1838 as years of introduction of  this American born group.

The neck of the hourglass involved in  Harriet Logan's  own richly documented paternal and maternal ascendancy ,  allows the hourglass to bubble again above her introduction, yielding another 147 years of American residency before 1766 and divided between Virginia history back to 1619 Jamestown [Harriet's mother's ascendancy] and  to 1682 and Philadelphia Pennsylvania and its environs in southern New Jersey [Harriet's father's ascendancy]. Point of emmigration and,  less often , dates of immigration in this portion of the Howard and allied lines is often known.  No matter what the timeframe, our Howard and allied names  are found  devoid of German surnames beyond that found in the Swope/Howard union in Gettysburg, Adams C., Pa of 1947, with England , Scotland and Ireland strongly represented from its earliest known members through to the Swope / Howard union, making the Howard line as deeply Isle as the Swope line was nearly entirely Germanic. 

 In general, the Howard and Allied Family study involves early and prominent Virginians present at the earliest 1619 many of whom  are  Quaker and  marrying 1779  into an also Quaker and prominent  Pennsylvania ascendancy spanning back to the earliest 1682.   From Virginia and in 1850 the direct lines involved went to Texas . Marrying into the  Virginia-Texan and Texan directs were families with histories in the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, clearly involved in westward expansion as regions in the interior of these states came open, with several surnames  moving into the new state of Texas almost the moment it gained statehood.  Our Southern bred Benjamin Howard was born in Alabama and lived in Texas, Georgia and Alabama in the homes of various family members after he was orphaned in 1896 and  before finally travelling north to New York City ca 1910. 

Minus the precense of this,  our Grandfather Howard in New York, and the arrival of his Irish immigrant wife in 1917 through Ellis Island, this is a distinctly southern study after 1800. Prior to that time it involves Colonial  and early Statehood Virginia from the 1619 Jamestown settlement to 1850 Powhatan County,   and the gentry of Pennsylvania from the time of 1682 to ca 1800. 

See our Irish [and Scotsh Irish lines. 
See England and our English
See  the Howard and allied Surnames in order of known precense in America.
See Virginian and Our Virginians
See  Texas and Our Texans
See  Our Quakers of Pennsylvania and Virginia
See also Our Surnames of Pennsylvania  where Surnames are presented in terms of historical and geographical reference, and in which the Howard Allied Lines feature prominant from the 1690s to 1800. 

Howard and Allied Surnames 
In Order of Known Presence 
TOKESEKY [under research] 
MOODY [under research] 
[The Other  Alpha Name Studied Within the Vines-Howard is the 2nd Alpha Name, having intermarried with Swope in 1947] 
Chronological Presentation Howard and Allied Surnames to America

Footnote 1: 
Because many immigrants were coming to meet previously arrived family members and to  build communities with their extended
families, the wives accompanying their husbands on the voyage to America, no longer holding their birth surnames and neglected 
entirely in the ship's lists,  are presented within this list indented and italicised. Their inclusion will perhaps allow for insightful future 
research regarding those women whose ascendancy and familial alliance's are unknown or sparse through identification of a 
perhaps more obvious male member of her birth family in the immigrant community. 
The females coming with their husbands, whose surnames can not be considered truly American but who were among 
the brave female spirits settling the new world, are clearly identified.


Chronological Presentation of  Howard Allied Surnames 
In Order of Appearance in the New World

PEIRSEY [PERSEY] , Abraham  [The Honorable]  [Jamestown 1616] [HowardAllied Surname] 
First known Immigrant [His own Page Under Construction] 

The first of our immigrants, Swope or Howard alligned, Abraham Piersey arrived on the ship Susan to Jamestown in 1616, returned to England, and returned to Virginia, travelling three times to the colony and besides made  a trip to Newfoundland on behalf of his government. As a result of disputes between the Virginia company and  ìTo endeavor to discover something more authentic against the company than his  secret conclave of commissioners had yet been able to obtain, the king now thought proper to send Oct 24 1623 John Harvy, John Pory, Abraham Piersey, Samuel Matthews, and John Jefferson as commissioners to Virginia . ì [Henry Howe. ëHistorical Collections of Virginia']. This document posts dates by a year and a half the post massacre muster of 1623, in which the dead and living were ennumerated and to better ascertain the toll of the  first massacre/action  by Openchancanough of  the Powhatan confederacy [1622] ,  in which list Mr Piersey does not in any way appear, appearing then, to be in absence of the colony at the time of that census but not neccesarily the event yielding it. 

Abraham Piersey, merchant,  served for a number of years (as early as 1619) in capacity of  Cape-Merchant or Treasurer;  member of Council at Virginia; Member of the Virginia Co.; Member House of Burgesses where he is present 1625. He acted as Treasurer , present in that capacity in the  Colonial Virginia Register. He with John Rolfe in 1619 bartered for the "victuals" requested of the passing ship holding and releasing in return for food the ì20 and someî Blacks it bartered. These are the  first Black Americans of known origin in what would be the United States, sseveral of whom are felt to be those blacks appearing in John Woodsonís houshold in 1623-see Woodson entry below.  By 1622, Peirsey was seated on the Appomattox River "some five miles off the College People", where four of his men were slain in the massacre of 1622.ÝThe land of the "College People" apparently involved the later and present site of  William and Mary College.

Amongst the lands Abraham held figures Windmill Point, so central to our Cary line in Virginia, and the site of the first windmill in the now United States on land passed down for generations in the Cary line. In 1624,  Windmill Point included twelve dwellings, three storehouses, four tobacco houses and one windmill erected in 1621 by the original owner, Sir George Yeardley.  Piersey was a wealthy merchant indeed for the time and circumstance,  and had a home in Jamestown and a farm at Flowerdieu Hundred, which greater region he owned, having bought Flowerdieu Hundred from Sir George Yierdley, Gov of Va, in 1624, after which it can be found referred to as Flowerdieu Hundred and Pierseyís Hundred, a place, regardless of how it is found referred to, involving 1000 acres and   central to our Woodson line. This is where our immigrant  John Woodson died in the second massacre/action mounted by Openchancanough of  the Powhatan confederacy [1644] . At the same time as the Flowerdieu hundred acquisition, Piersey bought also Weyanoke of the Governor (2,200 acres), and by 1626 had acquired in addition 1,150 acres ëuppon Apmatucke.í In 1625 Piersey patented 1000 acres on the south side of the James, and by 1626 had acquired in addition 1,150 acres ëuppon Apmatucke.í

Like our 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. 

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 has found

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

WOODSON , John  [Jamestown 1619]  [Howard Allied Surname]
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 intervention. 
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.  
Sarah  [possibly WINSTON ]  [Howard Allied Surname]
Sarah  accompanied 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. She 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. 
Taylor,  Thomas [Capt] [Howard Allied Surname]
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 Ann 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. 
BURWELL, Lewis [Major]   [Howard Allied Surname]
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 
TATE [TAIT], James  [Howard Allied Surname]
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. 

FERRIS , 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.

LARCOME, Rene [Howard Allied Surname]
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 . 

BATES, 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 us. 
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. 

HANSFORD, John [Howard Allied Surname]
Double Ancestor. [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 Virginia. 
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.

CARY, Miles  [Howard Allied Surname]
Baptized Episcopalian 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. 
Daughter Bridget CARY  married Captain William Bassett and her descendants include our surname groups of Alabama and Georgia. 
Son Miles 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 Cary. 
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 Cary

BASSETT, 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. 

HIGGINSON, Robert [Captain]
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.

TOKESKY, 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. 
Smith, 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. 
WILSON,  William [Colonel]  [Howard Allied Surname]
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 Miles 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, Pres US.

HILL, Thomas   [Howard Allied Surname]
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 War .

ROSCOW,  William  [Howard Allied Surname]
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. 

COLE, William [Honorable]   [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, Martha 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. 

McGehee , William  [Howard Allied Surname]
 William McGehee 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. 

FLEMING, 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. 
LEAR, 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]. 

JONES, Richard [Howard Allied Surname] 
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. 

WHITMERE, Martha  [Howard Allied Surname]
Child born 1660 York County , Va
Martha Whitmere, 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. 

TARLETON, Stephen  [Howard Allied Surname]
 Present in New Kent, Va 1661 when daughter Susanna was born [St. Peter's Parrish] . He was born 1637,  probably in England. Str Susanna married John FLEMING. 

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.

BURT, Richard [Howard Allied Surname]
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 Gloucester County. 

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 continues. 

PLEASANTS, 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. 

MILNER, Anne  [Howard Allied Surname]
Unknown ascendancy.  Present Virginia 1680s substantiated by birth of daughter Dorothy CARY there.

BAYTOP [BAYSTROP], Ann [Howard Allied Surname]
This frequently 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. 

EMLEN, George  [Howard Allied Surname]
To Philadelphia 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. 

REED, 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

CHILD, Amy    [Howard Allied Surname]
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.

GARRETT , William  [Howard Allied Surname]
Apparantly emmigrated to Darby , Penna. sometime before  1694.  Daughter Hannah married 1694 in Philadelphia

KIRK, Ann  [Howard Allied Surname]
Apparantly emmigrated to Darby , Penna. sometime before  1694 with husband William Garrett.  Daughter Hannah married 1694 in Philadelphia. Ann's ascendancy is under research.

ROSCOW, Mary [Howard Allied Surname]
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 in 1750.

LOGAN, 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.
James Logan's son William Logan, also our direct, continued service to the Penn family, acting as provincial councellor and their attorney.

HEATH, Robert  [Howard Allied Surname]
Came from Staffordshire, England, about 1701.

MOODY, 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. "
Catherine Moody, 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. 

MAYFIELD, Abraham  [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 under research. 

Ellit , Elizabeth  [Howard Allied Surname]
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.

COFIELD , John   [HowardAllied Surname]
Born North Carolina in 1766. His Ascendancy is under research, but  may pertain to the Cofields of Virginia.

GRAY , Frances    [HowardAllied Surname]
Of Washington County, Ga, born ca 1760s

HOWARD , 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.

SIMPSON , James [HowardAllied Surname]
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. 

FOWLER , James  [HowardAllied Surname]
Born South Carolina in 1806, emmigrated to Texas by 1850. Ascendancy Unknown.

WHITE , Eleanor  [HowardAllied Surname]
Born Houston County, Ga. 1820. Ascendancy under research.

CLAY,  Edith [HowardAllied 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. 

WILLIAMSON, 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.

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