Monthly Archives: June 2017

It’s All in a Name

SOMETIMES A GIVEN NAME offers a valuable clue, but not always. I descend from a man named Graham Collins (1802-1880), who was born in Gates County, North Carolina, and died in Nansemond County, Virginia. In looking around for this relatively … Continue reading

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Pamunkey Langs

THE WAY THAT GATES COUNTY is situated, it is correct to assume a natural migration from Suffolk, formerly Nansemond County, Virginia. The reasons for this are geographic — Gates County is bordered on the east by the Great Dismal Swamp, … Continue reading

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