Friday, April 19, 2013

Trip to library of Virginia

Unfortunately I did not solve the mystery of parents of Thomas R. Hawkins today.  But I did look at a few things of interest.  One is a transcription of the will of James Coleman.

11th day of August 1831

son Ambrose and his son James.
Grandson Robert Morris
Son James in Kentucky

Other children nancy falconer
James Coleman
France's preacher
Daughter Elizabeth hawkins wife of James Hawkins

Executor James Coleman and friend Phillip Malloy
Attest:  George Scott, John graves and James graves

Remember that Moses Hawkins' wife married after his death a Coleman and that Benjamin Hawkins names Sarah Coleman in his will.

I also noticed that Lucy Hawkins who was the daughter of  Moses and Susannah stir other Hawkins married in Orange County.  I had always assumed that the children of Moses had moved to Kentucky and married there. Need to think about other children in Lucy's generation who could have married in orange or Culpeper and stayed behind when everyone moved to ky.

And then I noticed that the transcription of the division of land and slaves at Reuben Scott's death between Elijah and Elizabeth Scott Hawkins, Alexander and Ann Scott Hawkins and Henry Scott and George Scott mentions that some of the land adjoins land of James Coleman.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Update for April

March was a very busy month for me which left me little time for my blogs and my hobbies.  On March 31, I opened my blogs to find that many of my photos, maps, and illustrations were skewed, backwards, or had what looked like strips cut that were then rearranged out of order.  I spent last night chatting with someone who has explained to me that Picasa which is the "holder of the photos" for Google Blogs isn't totally compatible with the TIFF format.  So I am in the process of changing the format for all of the photos from TIFF to JPEG.  It will take me a while to get to every photo, so please, if you are interested in a particular blog post, let me know so that I will fix those photos first.  I have a very busy but very fun April as I am hoping to do lots of traveling for genealogy ....every weekend I have at least one event....hope to see some of you at some of the events!  And I hope to have all sorts of new ideas and at least one brick wall knocked down in my research by the end of the month!  And don't forget to use the search box in the upper left hand corner  to pull up the posts that refer to the surname or geographical area that you are interested in.  My blog posts are in no particular order.  I tend to talk about whatever is on my mind any day.  Go to the site that is listed to the right on ancestry to see my family tree if you want to know how someone is related to me.