Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Old King William County

Old King William Homes and Families...: By Peyton Neale Clarke:

The Library of Virginia's Out Of The Box blog has a post, KING WILLIAM CO. CHANCERY NOW ONLINE!:

Chancery Records Index
Locality Index Number Original Case Number
King William Co. 1886-015 14
Surname(s) Coleman, Johnson, Lipscomb, Luckard, Luckhard, Lukhard, Neale, Smith

An excerpt:


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Daniel Boone's Kentucky

Frankfort, Kentucky

From The New Nation Grows, Volume Two:

1769--Daniel Boone Discovers A paradise -- "Even before the Revolution restless men in the colonies began to cross the Alleghenies, sometimes only to hunt, sometimes to clear little farms on virgin land that could be had for the taking. Though not the first to explore the western country, Daniel Boone has come to stand for the many men of his kind whose daring, skill in woodcraft, and willingness to endure hardship blazed trails for the millions of settlers who followed them."

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Bateaux In Michigan

Recovered Shipwreck From Lake Huron On Display At Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

April 6 Philadelphia [1761] It will be necessary to build more bateaux at Detroit; the ship carpenters are to be ordered there. [Source]