Genealogy

Tentative mtDNA Connection to Martha Marston and Joshua Lewis of Virginia

*Unconfirmed on paper as of Oct 16, 2017*

Just saying.  We have two perfect mitochondrial DNA matches.  One connected my furthest known maternal line ancestor, Sarah Evans, to her parents Henry Evans and Sarah Hayes by way of her sister Nancy Evans of Northampton County, North Carolina (Nancy married Elijah Gumbs Boon).  I just need to figure out the parents of Sarah Hayes who was likely born in Virginia, particularly her mother.

The second connection is through Mildred “Millie” Lewis b. 1738 d. 1801, wife of Daniel Drewry/Drury, both of Virginia. Her parents were Joshua Lewis and Martha Marston.  Given the DNA evidence, I have a strong hunch these families are connected through the maternal line even though I don’t have quite enough of a paper trail yet to firmly connect them.  I just need to figure out a daughter who could have been the mother of Sarah Hayes.

Children of Joshua Lewis and Martha Marston (from Marston Book/Marston Plantation by Barry Lee Marston):

  • James Lewis, b. 05 Sep 1726; d. 1815
  • Anne Lewis, b. 08 Nov 1727; d. 1727
  • Edmund Lewis, b. 20 Jan 1728/29
  • Joanna Lewis, b. 1730; m. John Vaughn; d. 1797
  • CATHERINE LEWIS, b. 1732; m. WILLIAM HAYES; d. 1789
  • Sarah Lewis, b. 1734
  • Martha Lewis, b. 1736; d. 1788
  • Mildred Lewis, b. 1738; d. 1801 (married Daniel Drewry)

Marston Book

It is important to note Joshua Lewis and Martha Marston’s son James Lewis eventually ends up in Northampton NC with his family (from the Genealogy Web Page for Charles E. Lewis: Descendants of Lewis ap David of Cardiganshire, Wales):

Descendants of Lewis ap David of Cardiganshire, Wales

I would love to know more about Judie King of Texas and her letter #293!

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The Southside Virginian on Internet Archive Volume 3

Volume 3 Number 1

  • Three Wills from “Burned Counties” from Sussex Court Suits
  • Amelia Marriage Fees 1770, 1771
  • Interments in Blanford Cemetery, Petersburg
  • Sussex County Powers of Attorney 1802-1823
  • Prince Edward County Will Book 1754-1784
  • Princess Anne Marriages 1737-1744
  • Cumberland County Tithable Lists for 1759
  • Unrecorded Wills of Brunswick County
  • Unrecorded Southampton County Deeds
  • Lunenburg County Insolvent Militia Fines, 1846
  • Some Unrecorded Minister’s Returns from Powhatan, Cumberland, and Chesterfield Counties
  • Warwick and York County Militia Fines

Volume 3 Number 2

  • Dinwiddie County Marriages 1861-1865
  • Sussex County Removals 1825
  • A List of White Souls and Buildings Taken in the County of Greensville, 1785
  • Marriages and Deaths from the Petersburg Intelligencer, 1824-1828
  • Sussex County Tithables List, 1777
  • Bible of John Limbrey Wilkins (1768-1850)
  • Princess Anne Marriages 1717-28
  • Certificates of  Allegiance, Southampton County
  • Halifax Tithables 1771

Volume 3 Number 3

  • Lunenburg County Powers of Attorney, 1815-1819
  • Norfolk County Oaths of Allegiance
  • Henry County Revolutionary War Militia List
  • Removals from Sussex County Insolvent List, 1823
  • Barksdale Family Bible
  • Goode Family Bible
  • Removals from Sussex County Insolvent List, 1822
  • A Moseley-Whitehurst Marriage
  • Unrecorded Wills of Brunswick County
  • Bible Record: Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Cary) Watkins
  • Three Buckingham County Wills
  • Pittsylvania County Powers of Attorney, Deed Books 1-11
  • Prince Edward County Will Book 1754-1784
  • Deaths from the Blanford Interment Register

Volume 3 Number 4

  • Orphan’s Records, Dinwiddie County, 1789-1791
  • An Early Brunswick Importation
  • Petitions to Bring Slaves into Virginia
  • Will of Stephen Dewey of Dinwiddie County
  • Powhatan County Tombstone Inscriptions
  • John Murphrey, Revolutionary Soldier of Isle of Wight County
  • Brunswick County Chancery Suit for Dower, 1787
  • Powhatan County Powers of Attorney, 1784-1818
  • Hicks Bible
  • Lunenburg County Militia Fines, 1805 and 1819
  • Hobson vs. Hendricks, 1819
  • Prince Edward Will Book 1754-1784
  • Halifax County Revolutionary War Claims
Genealogy

The Southside Virginian on Internet Archive Volume 2

Volume 2 Number 1

  • Nottoway Indian Census, Southampton County 1808
  • Two Dinwiddie County Wills
  • Amelia County Insolvent Militia Fines
  • Princess Anne County Deed Book No. 5, 1735-1740
  • Certificates of Allegiance
  • Records of a Sussex County Family, 1745-1845
  • Tombstones, “The Oaks”, Brunswick County
  • Chesterfield Tithables, 1756
  • Charlotte County Powers of Attorney, 1797-1830
  • Southampton County Insolvent Lists, 1807
  • Unrecorded Deeds from Isle of Wight County, 1770-1797
  • Interments in Blanford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia

Volume 2 Number 2

  • Sussex County Will Book A
  • Prince Edward County Deed Book 8, 1788-1790
  • Certificate of Allegiance, Amelia County
  • Surry County Militia Fines
  • Unrecorded Southampton County Deeds
  • Southampton County Residents from Nansemond County
  • Some Edmunds Heirs
  • Chesterfield Tithables, 1756
  • Interments in Blanford Cemetery, Petersburg
  • A Gardner Family of Southampton County
  • The Tobacco Plant

Volume 2 Number 3

  • Losses to the British in Nansemond County, 1782
  • Vick Family Register
  • Some Burned County Wills
  • Cumberland County Tithable Lists for 1759
  • Southampton County Insolvent Lists 1818, 1819
  • Halifax County Powers of Attorney, 1752-1811
  • Family Record of Dr. Henry Lewis of Brunswick County
  • Brunswick County Undecided Chancery Causes
  • Marriages from Amelia County Fee Books
  • Sussex County Will Book A
  • Mecklenburg County Chancery Suits

Volume 2 Number 4

  • Some Robert Chappels of Amelia and Lunenburg Counties
  • Cumberland Tithables, 1759
  • Losses to the British in Nansemond County
  • The Tobacco Plant
  • Some Unrecorded Pittsylvania County Marriage Bonds, 1810
  • Interments in Blanford Cemetery, Petersburg
  • Unrecorded Southampton County Deeds
  • Lunenburg County Militia Fines
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The Southside Virginian on Internet Archive Volume 1

Volume 1 Number 1

  • Brunswick County Will Book 2
  • Amelia County Tithable List for 1737
  • Urquhart Family Cemetery, Southampton County
  • Account Book of Estates put into the Hands of the Sheriff’s Office, Nansemond County, 1840-1845
  • Registers of Births and Deaths of William Browne and Ann his wife of “Cedar Fields”, Surry County
  • Some Importations from Lunenburg County Order Books
  • Wills from Southampton County Loose Papers
  • Removals from Delinquent Tax Lists
  • Greensville County Powers of Attorney
  • Black Creek Baptist Church, Southampton County, Register of Births

Volume 1 Number 2

  • Halifax County Will Book O
  • Interments in Blanford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia
  • Camden Parish, Pittsylvania County, A List of Indentures
  • Lawrence Family of Nansemond County
  • Memorandum of the Age of the Children of Timothy Tharp and Martha his wife
  • Southampton County Marriages
  • The Watkins Family
  • Removals from Insolvent Lists of Amelia County
  • Nottoway County Powers of Attorney
  • Chesterfield County Militia Fines
  • Isle of Wight County Marriages from Land Tax Books, 1821-1829
  • Chesterfield Tithables 1756
  • A Copy from the Register of Benjamin Lewis, Sr.
  • Certificates of Allegiance

Volume 1 Number 3

  • Norfolk County Guardian Bonds, 1751-1761
  • Briery Presbyterian Church Session Book
  • Clack Robinson Family Bible
  • Isle of Wight County Marriages from Land Tax Books, 1821-1829
  • Removals from Amelia County Insolvent Lists, 1750
  • Interments in Blanford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia
  • Bible of John Limbrey Wilkins of Brunswick County, Virginia
  • Militia Fines for Henry County for 1821, Recorded 1822
  • Halifax County Will Book O
  • Ages and Birth Dates, Southampton County
  • Meade Family of Amelia County

Volume 1 Number 4

  • Henry County Powers of Attorney, 1806-1823
  • Interments in Blanford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia
  • Brunswick County Militia Fines
  • Removals from Sussex County Militia Fines
  • Norfolk County Guardian Bonds, 1751-1761
  • Powhatan County Insolvents and Removals
  • Buckingham County Probate Records
  • A Williamsburg Will
  • The Rideout Family
  • Princess Anne County Deed Book No. 5, 1735-1740
Genealogy

Evans 1789 Personal Tax List Greensville County Virginia

Tax list from Binns Genealogy (“1790” Census, reconstructed.  Index)

People listed on the 1790 marriage record:

Henry Evans

Evans 1789 Personal A Tax List
Henry Evans on the 1789 tax list in Greensville County, Virginia. I don’t know who either William Evans are just yet. Could be of interest.

 

John Goodwyn

John Goodwyn 1789 Personal Tax List A
John Goodwyn, the bondsman, on the 1789 tax list in Greensville County, Virginia.
Esau and Armistead Goodwyn 1789 Tax List B
Esau Goodwyn and Armistead Goodwyn, possibly related to the bondsman John Goodwyn. Tax List 1789 Greensville County, Virginia.

 

J. Parks

J Parks 1789 Personal Tax list A
Could be one of these J Parks that was the witness.

 

William Andrews

William Andrews 1789 Tax List A
Possibly William Andrews, the Methodist minister in Greensville County, Virginia.
Genealogy

Evans Family of Northampton County New Lead

About a year ago we received our first mtDNA match, a descendant of Nancy Evans of Northampton County, North Carolina who married Elijah Gums Boon and moved to Missouri.  Since then we’ve also received a match who is a descendant of Martha Marston through her daughter Mildred “Millie” Lewis.

I’ve been looking for a way the families paths could have crossed and think it may have been in Virginia.  I’ll get back to this point later.

The first match, Nancy’s descendant, mentioned a letter from her maternal line ancestor, Nancy Morrison (married Samuel Mize) from 1910.  The letter states, “you want to know about Grand Mother [sic], her maiden name was Evans, her mother’s name was Sarah Hayes.  Grand Mother was born in 1795, her father was a soldier in the Revolutionary war…”

Nancy Morrison Mize letter 1910
Excerpt from Nancy (Morrison) Mize’s letter about her grandmother Nancy Evans. She states Nancy was born in 1795, and that her mother was a woman named Sarah Hayes. The identity of Sarah Hayes’ husband is not revealed, although we know he is an Evans. This letter was found at Ancestry.com, on cousin match (moderate) and user RossEddy1’s family tree. I am not the owner of this letter.

Credit to RossEddy1 for the family letter on Ancestry.

Since I didn’t find mention of Henry Evans prior to 1810 in Northampton County, North Carolina so I spoke with a local professional genealogist at the McClelland Irish Library.  She told me to keep an open mind and also search Virginia records since Northampton was on the highly porous border.  She also told me to search for marriage records for Sarah Hayes, which I finally did today.

Greensville County Marriages page 25
From microfilm of the book “Register of Marriages, Greensville County, Virginia1781-1853” page 25 near the bottom, “Evans Henry and Salley Hayes 21 Sep 1790”

From microfilm of the book “Register of Marriages, Greensville County, Virginia1781-1853” page 25 near the bottom, “Evans Henry and Salley Hayes 21 Sep 1790; b- John Goodwyn wit- J Parks min-William Andrews (Methodist) 30Sep1790

Page 25 also mentions a couple from Northampton County getting married in Greensville County, so there’s that.

Now, this part is just speculation, but I couldn’t help notice Greensville County isn’t terribly far from Isle of Wight County.  According to online trees (I know, I know), Darling Drewry/Drury’s mother Mildred Lewis was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.

Virginia Counties
Greensville County (top) Isle of Wight County
Genealogy, Immigration

Benito Juarez

Benito Juarez was my paternal grandmother Amelia Juarez Rangel’s father.  I’ve previously found him on the 1940 census in the household of his parents, Miguel Juarez and Juana Conde.

It appears Miguel Juarez and Juana Conde had six children:

Pedro Juarez 1910-1935 married Micaela Yzaguirre

Teresa Juarez 1911-1927

Benito Juarez born about 1918, married Maria Rangel

Anna Juarez born 1920-1960 married Chavo Rosendez

Gertrudes Juarez 1924-1960 married Yzaguirre

Luz Juarez born about 1928

 

Teresa Juarez death certificate
Teresa Juarez’ 1927 death certificate shows she was born in Monterrey, Mexico. Her parents were Miguel Juarez and Juana Conde. The informant was Antonio Juarez.

 

Pedro Juarez death certificate
Pedro Juarez died of tuberculosis in a sanatorium in 1935. He was also born in Monterrey, Mexico according to his death certificate.

 

Anna and Gertrudes both passed away in 1960 and both of their death certificates state they were born in Texas.

 

Juana Conde death certificate
It appears Miguel Juarez was the informant on his wife Juana Conde’s 1947 death certificate. Which state in Mexico she was from is not listed. Her parents are named as Carmen Conde and Paula Romero.

 

There is a death certificate for a Miguel Juarez in San Benito, Cameron, Texas in 1963, but he is estimated to be about 88 years old at the time of his death.  If he were born around 1892 as it says on the 1940 census, he’d have been about 71 years old if he died in 1963.  The thing that makes me think it might be him is that the informant is Luz Juarez and that he is widowed.

Miguel Juarez death certificate