Monthly Archives: October 2012

Russell 1

Here is the information I have been able to collect from the Nansemond County land books on the Russell family. Not set in stone, but things look this way: Generation 1 Mary Russell (d. about 1805) Children: James Russell (b. … Continue reading

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Where they are not …

While I have hinted that John Collins (1690-1752) of Bertie County, North Carolina, may be an ancestor, as his name shows up on deeds that feature the ancestors of neighbors of our Collinses, the truth is that I have no … Continue reading

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Native 1

So, by now, you may have been wondering about that cool image at the top of this blog. It’s a depiction of the capture of John Lawson by the Tuscarora during the 1711-1713 Tuscarora War. One issue that continues to … Continue reading

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Collins 5

Ah, Internet genealogies, the bane of human existence. As discussed previously, I have been looking into one John Collins, who appears to have owned land and done land deals with the ancestors of our Collins’ neighbors. But who is John … Continue reading

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