Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tyler County, VA Early Records


Submitted by Cindy Young

The Library of Virginia
Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys : Catalog Card

Goin, Rozel 9 Jun 1829 Tyler County
100 acres on waters of Nob Fork of Fish Creek
Land office Grants # 78, 1828-1830, p. 166 (Reel 144)

Giles County, VA Early Records



Giles County was established in 1806 from MontgomeryMonroeWythe, and Tazewell counties. The county is named for William Branch Giles who was born in Amelia County in 1762. Giles became a lawyer and from there was elected to the United States House of Representatives where he served from 1790 to 1815. He also served on the Virginia General Assembly from 1816 to 1822. In 1827, he was elected Governor. In all, he served his nation and state around a total of forty years.


Submitted by Cindy Young

The Library of Virginia
Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys : Catalog Card

Goings, David 13 Jan 1815 Giles County
90 acres on Sinking Creek a branch of New River adjoining his own and the land of Frederick Williams
Land office Grants #64, 1813-1815, p. 374 (Reel 130)

Lunenburg County, VA Early Records

Lunenburg was established May 1, 1746 from Brunswick County, VA.

Submitted by Cindy Young

The Library of Virginia
Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys : Catalog Card

Gowin, John 14 Feb 1761 Lunenburg County
400 acres beginning at William Hills corner on the Reedy Branch adjoining Ruffins line.
Land office Patents # 34, 1756-1765, p. 809 (Reel 33-34)

From: The OLD FREE STATE – A Contribution to the History of Lunenburg County and Southside Virginia – By Landon C. Bell, Ph.B., M.A., LL.B., Volume I.

Some of the original rolls of Captain Nicholas Hobson’s Company are also preserved. The War Department’s archives contain the “Muster roll of Captain Nicholas Hobson’s Company of the Sixth Virginia Regiment of Continental Forces, commanded by Lieut.-Col. James Hendricks to the 31st of May, 1777. “ This shows the following:

Rob. Going (enlisted)

Greensville County, VA Early Records


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Greensville County was established in 1781 from Brunswick County. The county is probably named for Sir Richard Grenville, leader of the settlement on Roanoke Island, 1585. There is also belief that it may be named after Nathaniel Greene, a Major General of the Continental Army and one of George Washington's brightest officers.

Drury Going was living in Greensville County, Virginia, on 12 March 1782 the court credited him with the value of a gun impressed for the public use (during the Revolution) [Orders 1781-9, 13-14].

Submitted by Emma Kelsey

This Indenture made this twenty first Day of October 1787 BETWEEN Drury Going of the County Greensville of the one part and Daniel Harrison of the County of Brunswick of the other part . . . for and in consideration of thesum of eleven pounds . . . hath granted bargained and sold unto the said Daniel Harrison, a certain tract or parcel of Land lying in the County of Brunswick on the South side of Meherrin River containing fifty acres . . .and is bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at the Dividing Branch at thewest end of the said land running along the said Harrison's land to Pompay'sline, thence to Rebeccah Stewart's line, thence along her line to Freeman's line, thence along Freeman's line to Burnets line to the Dividing Branch,and thence along the said branch to the BEGINNING . . . Signed by Drury Going. Brunswick County Court June 23rd 1788. This Indenture was acknowledged by Drury Going to be his act and deed and ordered to berecorded. Deed Book 14, page 366.

Submitted by Cindy Young

The Library of Virginia
Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys : Catalog Card

Gowings, Benjamin 26 Jun 1809 Greensville County
6 ¾ acres adjoining Peter Avant, and Isaac R. Walton, Jr. &c.
Land office Grants # 58, 1809, p. 249 (Reel 124)

Fairfax County, VA Early Records


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Fairfax County was formed in 1742 from the northern part of Prince William County. It was named for Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (1693–1781), proprietor of the Northern Neck.

The oldest settlements in Fairfax County were located along the Potomac River. George Washington settled in Fairfax County and built his home, Mount Vernon facing the river. Gunston Hall, the home of George Mason is located nearby. Modern Fort Belvoir is partly located on the estate of Belvoir Manor, built along the Potomac by William Fairfax in 1741. Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron, the only member of the British nobility ever to reside in the colonies, lived at Belvoir before he moved to the Shenandoah Valley. The Belvoir mansion and several of its outbuildings were destroyed by fire immediately after the Revolutionary War in 1783, and George Washington noted the plantation complex gradually deteriorated into ruins.[3]

In 1757, the northwestern two-thirds of Fairfax County became Loudoun County. In 1789, part of Fairfax County was ceded to the federal government to form Alexandria County of the District of Columbia. Alexandria County was returned to Virginia in 1846, reduced in size by the secession of the independent city of Alexandria in 1870, and renamed Arlington County in 1920. The Fairfax County town of Falls Church became an independent city in 1948. The Fairfax County town of Fairfax became an independent city in 1961.

Located near Washington, D.C., Fairfax County was an important region in the Civil War. The Battle of Chantilly or Ox Hill, during the same campaign as the second Battle of Bull Run, was fought within the county; Bull Run straddles the border between Fairfax and Prince William County. For most of the Civil War, Union troops occupied the county, though the population remained sympathetic to the Confederacy.

Submitted by Cindy Young

The Library of Virginia
Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys : Catalog Card

Elzey, William 27 Nov 1742 Fairfax County
300 acres adjoining John Gowen, Colonel Carter &c.
Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 144 (Reel 292)

Gowen, John 10 Jul 1744 Fairfax County
144 acres beginning &c in a glade near a branch of the No. Run of Pohick, and corner to Robert Carter Esqr.
Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 191 (Reel 292)

Gowen, John 6 Jul 1744 Fairfax County
155 acres adjoining Thomas Fork and Capt. Connyers
Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 187 (Reel 292)

Mason, George 5 Sept 1767 Fairfax County
218 acres on the Little or Lower Falls of Potowmack River adjoining Thomas Going’s Patent now the property of said Mason
Northern Neck Grants O, 1767-1770, p. 87 (Reel 296)

From: The Library of Virginia at

AuthorLinkElzey, William. grantee.
TitleLinkLand grant 27 November 1743.
SummaryLocation: Fairfax County.
Description: 300 acres adjoining John Gowen, Colonel Carter &c.
Source: Northern Neck Grants F, 1742-1754, p. 144 (Reel 292).
Original survey exists.
Part of the index to recorded copies of land grants issued by the agents of the Fairfax Proprietary between 1690 and 1781 and by the Commonwealth between 1786 and 1874. Original and recorded surveys are also indexed when available. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Other FormatAvailable on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
Subject - PersonalLinkElzey, William. grantee.
LinkGowen, John.
LinkCarter, Col.
Subject - TopicalLinkLand titles. -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Fairfax County
Subject -GeographicLinkFairfax County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/FormLinkLand grants -- Virginia -- Fairfax County.
LinkSurveys (land) -- Virginia -- Fairfax County.
Added EntryLinkNorthern Neck Land Office. Northern Neck grants, 1690-1874.
LinkNorthern Neck Land Office. Northern Neck surveys, 1697, 1722-1781.
LinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives.

System Number000852551

Stafford County, VA Early Records

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The First settlers on the area known as Stafford was the Brent family. They were a family of English nobles who converted to Catholicism. In order to escape anti-Catholic persecutions in Baltimore, they fled into Virginia and created a plantation near Aquia Creek.[citation needed]

Stafford County was established by the British colonial government of Virginia in 1664 from territory that was previously part of Westmoreland County, Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, and Prince William County, and thusly encompassed the majority of what is now considered Northern Virginia. The county is named for Staffordshire, England.

Pocahontas, the Indian princess, was kidnapped at Marlborough Point in the eastern part of the county and taken to a secondary English settlement known as Henricus (or Henrico Town). While there, she converted to Christianity and married an English settler named John Rolfe in April 1614. See also Kidnapping of Pocahontas Highway Marker or Pocahontas Highway Marker.

George Washington spent much of his childhood in the lower part of the county on his family's home, Ferry Farm, along the Rappahannock River across from the city of Fredericksburg. It was during this time that George supposedly cut down the legendary cherry tree. Colonial Forge High School was built on a tract of land owned by his father, Augustine Washington.[2]

George Mason also spent his formative years in Stafford.[3]

Aquia Church, a National Historic Landmark, was built in 1757 and remains open today [4].

During the Revolutionary War the Stafford iron works furnished arms for the American soldiers [5].

Aquia sandstone quarried from Stafford's Government Island was used to build the White House and the U.S. Capitol [6].

More than 100,000 troops occupied Stafford during the American Civil War for several years. The Battle of Aquia Creek took place in Stafford in the Aquia Harbour area.

Submitted by Cindy Young

The Library of Virginia
Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys : Catalog Card

Goin, Thomas 8 Dec 1708 Stafford County
653 acres on Potomack River side near the falls, beginning on the upper side the mouth of the Lower Spout Run by or near the land called Ousleys land.
Northern Neck Grants #3, 1703-1710, p. 204 (Reel 288)

Goin, William 23 Nov 1714 Stafford County
124 acres on both side of the main run of Jonathans Creek which said crrek issues out of the west or upper side of Occaquan River
Northern Neck Grants #5, 1713-1719, p. 8 (Reel 289)

Brechin, James 20 Dec 1716 Stafford County
795 acres about two miles below the falls of Potomack River adjoining Thomas Going.
Northern Neck Grants #5, 1713-1719, p. 44 (Reel 289)

Goin, William 28 Feb 1719 Stafford County
180 acres on the main run of Accotink Creek
Northern Neck Grants #5,, 1713-1719, p. 229 (Reel 289)

Goeing, Peter 7 Oct 1724 Stafford County
187 acres in King George and Stafford Counties, adjoining Alexander Clements and Skrines land.
Northern Neck Grants A, 1722-1726, p. 86, folio (Reel 290)
(This deed cancelled and land granted to John Mercer see Book B, p. 116)

Ford, Thomas 12 Feb 1725 Stafford County
282 acres on a branch of Occaquon known by the name of Popes Head adjoining land of William Gowin.
Northern Neck Grants A, 1722-1726, p. 200, folio (Reel 290)

Gowing, William 12 Nov 1725 Stafford County
112 acres on a branch issuing out of a run called Popes Head the said branch known by the name of Rattle Snake Branch.
Northern Neck Grants A, 1722-1726, p. 171 folio (Reel 290)

Going, James 4 Mar 1730 Stafford County
652 acres on Four Mile Run near Brandymore, adjoining the Chestnut lands of Thomas Pearson decd.
Northern Neck Grants C, 1729-1731, p. 118, folio (Reel 290)

Gloucester County, VA Early Records

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Native Americans
The recorded history of Gloucester County, located in the first district of the United States, began soon after the settlement of Jamestown in 1607. Prior to that time, it was long-inhabited by the hunter-gatherer groups of Native Americans during the late Woodland Period and earlier. By the late 16th century, the Powhatan Confederacy had been formed in the area. Werowocomoco, a stronghold of Chief Powhatan was located on the north side of the York River, in what is now Gloucester.

Arrival of Europeans
Around 1570, Spanish Jesuits priests attempted to establish what was called the Ajacan Mission across the York River from Gloucester but were eliminated by Natives led by a supposed Christian-convert named Don Luis who was affiliated with a village in current York County (on the gorunds of the current Naval Weapons Station Yorktown) which was known as Chiskiack.

When English settlers arrived at Jamestown in 1607, they soon came into conflict with the natives (who they called "Indians") as well. In late 1607, when captured along the Chickahominy River, John Smith was brought to Powhatan at his eastern capitol in Gloucester County, Werowocomoco. According to legend, his daughter, the Princess Pocahontas saved the gallant John Smith from death at the hands of the Indians, and thus, entered the pages of Virginia's history. Some historians question the accuracy of Smith's account of that ceremony, but the existence of Werowocomoco as a capital of Chief Powhatan was confirmed by a later visit when Smith was accompanied by other Englishmen.

Lost Site of Werowocomoco
The site of Werowocomoco was lost during the 17th century, after it was abandoned around 1609, when the chief moved his capital to a safer more inland location. The current site of West Point (a town established at the confluence of the Pamunkey River and Mattaponi River at the headwaters of the York River clearly meets a description in writings of John Smith, and early leader at Jamestown. From there, a distance downstream to Werowocomoco was provided.

It was long thought that Werowocomoco was located near Wicomico, which is the site of Powhatan's Chimney, and is about 25 miles east of present-day West Point, Virginia, based largely upon the mileage figure provided by Smith. However, also according to Smith, when Jamestown was established by the English colonists in 1607, it was 12 miles away from Werowocomoco as the crow flies. The long-thought location near Wicomico is much further from Jamestown than that.

A location some distance from Wicomico on Purtan Bay was first identified in 1977 as the possible location by Daniel Mouer, an archaeologist at Virginia Commonwealth University. An associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Dr. Mouer collected artifacts from the surface of plowed fields and along the beach. He found fragments of Indian ceramic from the Late Woodland/Contact Period and determined that this area was the "possible site of Werowocomoco. [1]

After years of collecting artifacts at ground level, a later landowner authorized additional archaeological exploration. Between March 2002 and April 2003 archaeologists conducted an archaeological survey of a portion of the property. Initial testing included digging 603 test holes, 12 to 16 inches deep and 50 feet apart, where thousands of artifacts, including a blue bead that may have been made in Europe for trading, were found. [2] There, along with historical descriptions, suggest the farm was the site of Werowocomoco. We believe we have sufficient evidence to confirm that the property is indeed the village of Werowocomoco," said Randolph Turner, director of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources' Portsmouth Regional Office in 2003. [3]

Two Gloucester-based archaeologists, Thane Harpole and David Brown, were instrumental in the work at the site since 2002 and are involved in the excavations there. [1] Starting that year, the Werowocomoco Research Group began excavations at the Werowocomoco site. The Research Group is a collaborative effort of the College of William and Mary, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and Virginia tribes descended from the Powhatans. The excavations have identified a dispersed village community occupied from A.D. 1200 through the early seventeenth century. Artifacts recovered during the excavations include Native pottery, stone tools, as well as floral and faunal remains from a large residential community. The Research Group has also recovered large numbers of English trade goods produced from glass, copper, and other metals originating from Jamestown. The colonists' accounts of interaction at Werowocomoco emphasize Powhatan's efforts to obtain large numbers of English objects, particularly copper, during the early days of the Jamestown colony.

It is notable that, unlike some earlier projects, at this site, the archaeologists and other researchers have carefully incorporated ongoing consultation with members of the local Native American tribes, the Mattaponi and Pamunkey, who are prominent among the decedents of the Powhatan Confederacy, as such sites which include burial artifacts are sacred to these tribes.

"When I step on this site folks...I just feel different. The spirituality just touches me and I feel it." Stephen R. Adkins, chief of the Chickahominy Tribe and a member of the Virginia Indian advisory board [4]

Even through the controversy over years of the purported location of Werowocomoco, Gloucester County has been able to embrace the fact that Werowocomoco and a lot of other significant Powhatan heritage are portions of the county's history. It has been noted that both the newly identified site on Purtan Bay and the site of Powhatan's Chimney at Wicomico, also long-thought to have been the site of Werowocomoco, are each located within an area that the Native Americans may have considered as Werowocomoco. It has been noted in the minutes of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors that the village of the chief in the Algonquian language was not a place name, but more correctly translated, a reference to the lands where he lived, and the lifestyle included frequent relocations of various quarters within a general area.[5]

English Developments
In 1619, the Virginia Company divided its developed areas into four incorporations, also called "citties" (sic). At that time, most of not all of the area which became Gloucester County would have been considered part of "James Cittie", although essentially not settled. Then, in 1634, by order of King Charles I, the colony was divided into the Eight shires of Virginia. York County was originally named Charles River Shire, to be renamed in 1642 during the English Civil War. (The York River was earlier known to the natives as "Pamunkey" (as a portion upstream from West Point still is) and to the English colonists as Charles River, also renamed during the English Civil War).

Early land patents in the area were granted in 1639, but it was not until after 1644 that Gloucester was considered safe for settlement. George Washington's great grandfather received a Gloucester County land patent in 1650.
Submitted by Jack Goins

Christopher Gowen born about 1659, married Anne unknown. they were living in Gloucester County when son Michael was born in Jan. 1679 ( Abington Parish, Gloucester County register)


From the Virginia Library Patent

Title Gohon, Daniel.
Publication 1 May 1679.
Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
Location: Gloucester County.

Description: 100 acres adjoining his own and Henry Prestons land.

Source: Land Office Patents No. 6, 1666-1679 (pt.1 & 2 p.1-692), p. 679 (Reel 6).

Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
Subject - Personal
Gohon, Daniel. grantee.

Preston, Henry.
Subject - Topical
Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Gloucester County.
Subject -Geographic
Gloucester County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Land grants -- Virginia -- Gloucester County.
Added Entry
Virginia. Colonial Land Office. Patents, 1623-1774.

Library of Virginia. Archives.


Submitted by Cindy Young

The Library of Virginia
Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys : Catalog Card

Gowin, Daniel 26 Apr 1698 Gloucester County
52 acres adjoining the land of Henry Preston, Ambrose Dudley and Capt. Ramson
Land office Patents # 9, 1697-1706 (v.1 & 2 p. 1-7420, p. 147 (Reel 9)
From the Library of Virginia

TitleLinkGoing, Mary.
Gen. noteCommissioner’s book(s): III, p. 43.
NotePlace of residence: Gloucester County.
NoteCourt booklet(s): p. iv, 19.
NoteLists: p. 5.
SummaryThe certificates issued by the commissioners of the provision law include date, a description of the item impressed including its value, and the name of the owner of the item. Court booklets and lists compiled by the county courts contain excerpts from the court proceedings and lists of authenticated certificates. The commissioner’s books recorded the date payment was authorized, the name of the claimant, and a description of the property.
Other FormatAvailable on microfilm. Public Service Claims. Court Booklets and Lists (reels 1-4) (arranged by county).
Available on microfilm. Public Service Claims. Commissioner’s Books (Nos. 1-3, reel 5; Nos. 4-5, reel 6).
Biog./Hist. NoteDuring its session begun in May 1780 the General Assembly passed an act authorizing the governor to impress supplies needed by the American army. The governor appointed commissioners of the provision law in each locality to carry out the terms of the act. The commissioner, when he impressed property, gave the owner a certificate describing what was taken. Between 1781 and 1783 county courts held special sessions at which certificates were presented and authenticated, and booklets listing authenticated certificates were compiled and sent to Richmond for settlement. Two commissioners appointed to settle the claims recorded those for which they authorized payment, and warrants were issued by the auditor of public accounts.
Related WorkThese records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Military Expenditures - Public Claims. Impressed Property Claims and are housed in the Library of Virginia.
Subject - PersonalLinkGoing, Mary.
Subject -GeographicLinkVirginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Equipment and supplies.
LinkVirginia. -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Claims
Genre/FormLinkClaims -- Virginia -- Gloucester County.
SubjectLinkGowen, Mary.
Added EntryLinkLibrary of Virginia. Archives.
LinkVirginia. Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). Court Booklets, indexes and lists, 1781-1783.
LinkVirginia. Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). Commissioner’s books, 1783.

System Number001068664

Miscellaneous Early South Carolina Records


Various American Indian Records Submitted By Steven Pony Hill

RECORDS HELD BY THE SOUTH CAROLINA DEPT. OF ARCHIVES & HISTORY FOR COPIES CONTACT: Reference Services; South Carolina Dept. of Archives & History; 8301 Parklane Road; Columbia, SC 29223
Series:S165015 item:88; Date:November 20, 1828

Betty Hunter, a supposed mulatto, petition and supporting papers, since she has been compelled to pay double taxes as a free negro under a misconception, she requests a refund. (12 pages) (mentions names of Betty Hunter, Robert Foster, Isaac Going, Rebekah Going, Absalam Bailey)

Henrico County, VA Early Records



Henrico County is one of the eight original Shires of Virginia established by the English in 1636 in the Virginia Colony, and one of seven considered still extant in their original form (county).


Formed originally as Henrico Shire, and shortly thereafter termed a "county," Henrico County was named for Henricus, a community founded in 1611 by Sir Thomas Dale. During theIndian Massacre of 1622, the chief Opechancanough led the Powhatan Confederacy against the English settlements to try to expel them from the territory; warriors destroyed Henricus.
Cape Henry at the southern mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Henricus, Henrico Cittie, and later Henrico County, were all named for Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of James I of England. Prince Henry showed great promise, and his death from typhoid fever at the age of eighteen was regarded as a tragedy for England.
On November 18, 1618, the Virginia Company of London, proprietor of the colony, gave instructions on the formation of a laudable government for the Colony to Sir George Yeardleywhen he departed from London to become full governor of Virginia. As directed, in 1619, Governor Yeardly established four large corporations, termed citties, which were designated to encompass the developed portion of the colony. These were Kecoughtan (later renamed Elizabeth Cittie), James CittieCharles Cittie, and Henrico Cittie.
In 1634, the King of England ordered the colony, which numbered about 5,000 settlers, to be divided into eight shires, or counties. One of these original shires (of which six are still considered extant) was Henrico County.
Henrico County originally extended to both the north and south sides of the James River (named in 1607 for King James I). Henrico's first boundaries incorporated an area from which 10 Virginia counties were later formed in whole or in part, as well as the independent cities of RichmondCharlottesville, and Colonial Heights.
Archeologists located the original site of Henricus late in the 20th century. On the south side of the James River (across from the original site of Varina, it is now located inChesterfield County. The county developed Henricus Historical Park around the archeological site.

[edit]County seat, College of William and Mary

Henrico County Courthouse, ca. 1898
The original county seat was at Varina, at the Varina Farms plantation across the James River from Henricus. John Rolfe and his wifePocahontas were thought to have lived there, where their son Thomas Rolfe may have been born. (In modern times, Varina Farm is still actively cultivated and can be seen from Interstate 295 to the east just north of the Varina-Enon Bridge.)
The Henrico-Glebe house at Varina was the location where Reverend Dr. James Blair, rector of Henrico Parish, is believed to have drawn up the plans for a new school, long a goal of the colonists of Virginia. Working in the last quarter of the 17th century, he was believed to have based his plans on earlier ones from Henricus, where a college had been started. After Blair's two-year mission to England at the request of the House of Burgesses, the government granted a charter for the college. It was built and named the College of William and Mary at Middle Plantation in 1693, the second oldest school of higher education in the United States.
The county seat remained at Varina until 1752, when it was relocated to the new Henrico County Court House, located at 22nd and Main streets (2125 East Main Street). There it remained for more than 200 years, although after Richmond was separated as an independent city, the county seat was within the city limits.

[edit]American Civil War battle sites

Cannons at the site of the Battle of Malvern Hill
During the Civil War, in 1862 Henrico County was the site of the following numerous battles during the Peninsula Campaign:
Additional significant battles took place in 1864 during the Overland Campaign prior to and during the Siege of Petersburg, which led to the fall of Richmond. Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart was mortally wounded in Henrico County at the Battle of Yellow Tavern on May 12, 1864.

Submitted by Cindy Young

The Library of Virginia
Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys : Catalog Card

Staples, David 15 Sept 1752 Henrico County
400 acres begg. at a corner pine of Michael Goings thence on Orphants line; south &c. to a corner white oak on Farrars Branch
Land office Patents #31, 1751-1756 (v.1 & 2 p. 1-175), p. 193 (Reel 29)

Various American Indian Records Submitted By Steven Pony Hill

November 6, 1752 - Henrico Co. VA
Grand Jury presentment against Thomas Moseley, David Going, James Matthews, and William Gwinn for not listing their wives as tithables, "being mulattos". Presentment against Jane Scott, Patt Scott, Lucy Scott, Betty Scott, Elizabeth Scott, Sarah Scott, and Hannah the wife of John Scott for not listing as tithables, "being mulattos."