Lt. Col. Thomas Ligon is a royal gateway ancestor; that is, his ancestor was a king, yet Ligon moved to America many generations later. He and his descendants left behind a lot of excellent records and family connections. This post goes from 1656 to 1823.
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.
This study looks at the OT passages that Paul quotes in his writings, and the post places the references in categories.
Does your past haunt you? Are you bitter even about America’s past?
This post updates the one at American Thinker with supplemental Q&A. Now updated Feb. 2, 2017.
“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?
Dateline: 1694, Philadelphia. The earliest Americans, even peaceful Quakers, supported the death penalty—that’s for sure.
Dateline: 1684, the Quakers recognize how beneficial public education is. Or was it private education?
Dateline, Virginia: March 12, 1651/52. How did the Virginia Colony, meeting in Jamestowne, respond to this historical change?
These records go from 1671 to 1770.