Category: People

William Longmire met and interacted with many people in his capacity as court recorder and while working at the store. Here we will take a look at several of these people and how they influenced his life.

John Garrett – part 1

One of the more intriguing people in my research of William Longmire’s life and posterity is John Garrett. John lived in Caroline County just across the Rappahannock River from William. He was a Tobacco Inspector at Conway’s Warehouse at various times previous to William’s death in late 1748 […]

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 […]