The Daniels are the most numerous in this county than any other county. This post goes from 1686 to 1854.
In this short post, women folk were rare in 1624, so they had the upper hand in the marriage contract. They were betrothed to two or more men—usually two—by verbal agreement.
After the Father of the Constitution dies on June 28, 1836, his wife, Dolley P. Madison, has to distribute $9,000 within three years to his many nephews and nieces. Here are the court records of the ordeal, to fulfill the conditions of the President’s Last Will and Testament. These records also reveal the names of his nephews and nieces, for anyone doing genealogical research.
Dateline: Edgefield County, South Carolina, 1810-1847. This is a list of church members who attended Bethany Baptist Church. Both slaves and owners went to the same Christian community—certainly blacks and whites attended together.
Dateline Virginia: 1619. His Majesty’s Council in Virginia enacted these laws. Would you like to live under them?
This is the long version of their troubles, and it is startling.
This post goes from 1682 to 1816 and ranges from Germany to Pennsylvania. It includes transcriptions of two wills and two inventories of items owned at their decease, revealing how everyday people lived back then.
This post goes from Germany to Pennsylvania.
This post goes from 1717 to 1793 and ranges from Germany to Pennsylvania, USA.
Dateline: 1623/4, Virginia.
The earliest settlers on the American shores suffered greatly in the first twelve years. What follows is their entire firsthand account of their deadly ordeal. This is the short version with my comments.