Dateline: Virginia, 1619-1660. This post is about the membership list for the Burgesses. Long list of names for family research too. Some of them are royal gateway ancestors.
This post, using primary documents like wills, traces President Monroe’s ancestry back to the original immigrant, with other collateral families.
This post covers the end of his life. How generous was he? What did he do for society just before he died?
George Washington had no natural children, so the names in this post, from primary sources, are his siblings, parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins.
He was President Thomas Jefferson’s father. Peter’s wife and Thomas’s mother is a royal gateway ancestor, too. Here is a transcription of his complete will.
This post has the last wills and testaments of John, Lawrence, and Augustine: his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father. They are royal gateway ancestors. That is, they descend from royalty many generations back and then John moved to America.
“IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. I GEORGE WASHINGTON of MOUNT VERNON, a Citizen of the United States, and lately President of the same” .… This post includes only the family essentials of his will, plus his landholdings and investments, which other online sites don’t have. How rich was he?
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.
By Act of Assembly, Virginia ordered men (and women) to be recruited for service in some capacity during the War of Independence. Here is New Kent County’s recruitment quota list, containing 428 names, done in August 1782.