Monthly Archives: November 2016

‘John West, Indian’

LOOKING THROUGH the militia list of Capt. James Arline in Gates County, I kept an eye out for others listed with no property.  Two of my ancestors, Thomas Collins and George Russell, are on this list. Another name that appears … Continue reading

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‘Late of New Kent County’

IN RECENT POSTS, I have revealed research that shows that many of the families living in and around Sarum in Gates County at the end of the 18th century had their origins in what is called Pamunkey Neck, the finger … Continue reading

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Black Mingle Pocosin

ONE INTRIGUING GEOGRAPHIC feature in Gates County is Black Mingle Pocosin. This is located in the northern reaches of the county, in Haslett Township, south of the community of Drum Hill. According to colonial era maps, there was no major … Continue reading

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New Kent Characters

In reviewing George Russell’s estate record from 1791, I have come to realize that a great number of those listed had some kind of link to the New Kent County area. To review, sometime in early 1791, George Russell died … Continue reading

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