Category: Genealogy

Our intrepid hat thief left quite the legacy in terms of children and their descendants. It is not my intent to make a serious genealogical study here but to lay the family framework of William’s 3 sons, and a possible daughter, and comment on several branches for historical context. Yes, William did have several famous and noteworthy descendants. And many a scholar, doctor, or physicist. Yep, that’s right. Our former felonious denizen of London has quite the notable cadre of useful citizen descendants under his watchful eye from heaven. But more importantly, his children and grandchildren were a part of the birth of this nation. A veritable study in American Colonial migration and family partnering. A sturdy stock who overcame the great hardships of life in the day. We descendants of William Longmire owe him and his posterity a huge debt of gratitude. And it is our duty to look to the past and pay tribute, to understand and know, where we came from. For more please go to Genealogy blog below.

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 […]