Grandpa’s pedigree

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┌─   128. Isaac Nichols more treemore tree ancestors descendants 1720 – 1802 Loudoun Co VA

┌─   64. William Nichols ancestors descendants 1742 – 1802 Va.

└─   129. Margery Cox more treemore tree ancestors descendants 1716 – 1806

┌─   32. Isaac Nichols ancestors descendants 06 Feb 1773 –

┌─   130. Samuel Spencer JR. more treemore tree ancestors descendants

└─   65. Sarah Spencer ancestors descendants

└─   131. Mary Dawes ancestors descendants

┌─   16. Isaac H. Nichols ancestors descendants abt 1793 –

└─   33. Mary Gibson ancestors descendants abt 1773 –

┌─   8. John Nichols ancestors descendants 1814 Bedford, VA, USA – abt 1861

┌─   34. Wright Bond ancestors descendants 13 Apr 1759 Cumberland, Virginia, USA – 10 Feb 1843 Virginia, USA

└─   17. Rhoda Bond ancestors descendants abt 1800 – 28 May 1869 Bedford County, VA

┌─   140. Buckingham Browne more tree ancestors descendants 1671 LONDON –

┌─   70. James Browne ancestors descendants 1726 –

└─   141. Elizabeth Mestich ancestors descendants abt 1680 –

└─   35. Martha P. Brown ancestors descendants abt 24 May 1760 Cumberland County, Virginia, United States – Bedford County, Virginia

┌─   142. Thomas Spearman ancestors descendants

└─   71. Mary Spearman ancestors descendants 13 Nov 1730 Essex, Va. – 07 Jul 1822 Cumberland, Va.

└─   143. Elizabeth Martin ancestors descendants

┌─   4. Ezekiel H. Nichols ancestors descendants 18 Dec 1849 Franklin, VA. – 1920

┌─   18. Ezekiel S. Jones ancestors descendants

└─   9. Martha A. Jones ancestors descendants

┌─   38. William Prindle ancestors descendants

└─   19. Elizabeth Prindle ancestors descendants

┌─   2. James I. Nichols ancestors descendants 1872 Franklin, VA. –

┌─   20. Father of James Williams ancestors descendants abt 1840 –

┌─   10. James H. Williams ancestors descendants 1818 – 1862

└─   21. Malinda Smith ancestors descendants

└─   5. Harriet I. Williams ancestors descendants 29 Jul 1852 – 24 Aug 1905 FRANKLIN, VA.

┌─   176. Benjamin W. Richards more treemore tree ancestors descendants 1710 Maryland – 1790 Franklin, Virginia

┌─   88. Edward Richards ancestors descendants 1731 – 1812 Virginia

└─   177. Ann Merryman more treemore tree ancestors descendants 1711 Maryland, USA –

┌─   44. Waitman Richards ancestors descendants

┌─   178. James Stewart SR. more tree ancestors descendants 1720 –

└─   89. Elizabeth Stewart ancestors descendants 1742 Henry, VA. – 1812 Franklin County, Va.

┌─   22. Christopher Richards SR. ancestors descendants 1802 – 1892

┌─   90. Robert Hodges SR. ancestors descendants abt 1740 Ireland – 05 Nov 1832 Franklin County, Va.

└─   45. Sarah Hodges ancestors descendants

└─   11. Clarissa A. Richards ancestors descendants May 1827 VA. – 10 Jan 1911 Allegheny Springs, Montgomery Co., Va.

┌─   46. Jacob Moore ancestors descendants

└─   23. Nancy A. Moore ancestors descendants

└─   47. Frances Shuffield ancestors descendants

1. Rufus S. Nichols ancestors descendants 22 Aug 1893 Copper Hill, Floyd, VA. – 14 Sep 1958 Floyd, Va.

┌─   192. Harmanus King ancestors descendants 1652 – 01 Sep 1726 Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, USA

┌─   96. John King ancestors descendants 1678 – 1739

└─   193. Marcy Green ancestors descendants 1653 Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, USA – 24 Jan 1741 Nottingham Twp., Burlington, New Jersey, USA

┌─   48. Anthony King ancestors descendants 1711 New Jersey –

└─   97. Elizabeth Woodward ancestors descendants 1678 – 1741

┌─   24. Anthony King Sr. ancestors descendants abt 1761 New Jersey –

└─   49. Flora McClane ancestors descendants abt 1711 –

┌─   12. Anthony King Jr. ancestors descendants abt 1810 Montgomery, Va. –

└─   25. Dorces Pickle ancestors descendants 1772 –

┌─   6. Michael O. King ancestors descendants 02 Aug 1848 VIRGINIA – 29 Nov 1931

┌─   104. John Wright Jr. ancestors descendants 1710 –

┌─   52. William Wright ancestors descendants 1729 –

┌─   26. James Wright ancestors descendants

└─  53. Mary Grant ancestors descendants 1734 –

└─   13. Margaret Wright ancestors descendants abt 1806 Franklin Co., VA – 13 Jul 1871 Locust Grove Twp, Floyd Co., VA

└─   27. Margaret Young ancestors descendants

└─   3. Teressa M. King ancestors descendants 1872 Franklin, VA. –

┌─   56. William Aldridge ancestors descendants

┌─   28. Leonard Aldridge ancestors descendants

┌─   14. Madison M. Aldridge ancestors descendants 1815 –

└─   29. Catherine Flynt ancestors descendants

└─   7. Louisa O. Aldridge ancestors descendants

┌─   30. Absalom Gibson ancestors descendants abt 1790 –

└─   15. Mary Gibson ancestors descendants abt 1815 –

┌─   124. William Highley ancestors descendants 1724 ENGLAND –

┌─   62. James Highley Sr. ancestors descendants 1765 –

└─   31. Elizabeth Highley ancestors descendants abt 1795 –

└─   63. Nancy Mayberry ancestors descendants abt 1765 –

Buckingham Notables: Rev. Henry James Brown

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Whilst researching my family tree, I discovered a distant cousin who was a portrait painter. In fact, he may have some work in the Smithsonian. As I was searching for images of his portraits I found a blog post about him on WordPress.

The post not only had a painting by him but also some more info that I did not know. Turns out, he moved from Cumberland County to Buckingham County and he was a Reverend too.

The Reverend Brown is the grandson of my 6th great grandfather James Brown who was the son of Buckingham Browne and a descendant of Sir Thomas Browne, a doctor and author who was knighted by Charles II.

Buckingham Browne was the grandson of Sir Thomas who migrated to America and started a family with Elizabeth Mestiche.

http://genealogytrails.com/vir/cumberland/bios1.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Browne

 Here is that post on my 1st cousin six times removed Reverend Henry James Brown…

slate river ramblings . . . .

Buckingham Polka

 Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute

Those of you who follow Slate River Ramblings via the Slate River Press Facebook page will recognize the image above of the Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute. Used to illustrate “The Buckingham Polka” composed by the Institute’s music teacher, Arnaud Préot, this image also appeared with the chapter “A Noble Idea: Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute,” in “At a Place Called Buckingham.”

The drawing was executed by Rev. Henry James Brown (1811-1854), a Methodist minister and fellow instructor at the Institute. He also served as vice-president of its board.  Born in Cumberland County, Brown began painting when he was about sixteen years old, eventually studying with the renowned artist Thomas Sully.  In 1833, Brown married Susan Ann Hobson and together they had eight children.  In 1850, they were living in Buckingham County adjacent Dr. John C. Blackwell, President of the Institute.  In 1854, Brown died at the Institute…

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