Month: October 2017

Elizabeth Longmire

Elizabeth Longmire – who was she? Where did she come from? And was she a previously unknown daughter of the hat thief? While researching the neighbors and possible friends of William Longmire Jr in Lunenburg County, Virginia I first ran across her name. Having already looked into the […]

James Jones

Some years ago I decided to go to the Library of Congress to begin research on the Edward Dixon Business Papers held in the Manuscript Reading Room there. These are a set of ledger books from King George County, Virginia, beginning in the year 1743. And it was […]

Captain Nicholas Smith

It was a few years ago that I was researching in Richmond, Virginia – one of my favorite places – and I ran across what was, to me, a very curious entry found in the 1740’s King George County Orphan Accounts. While flipping through microfilm at a semi-leisurely […]