Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   
Banner Map
 
Help Icon Button  

Colonial Virginia Families - 1641 to around 1810

Berkeley, Botetourt, Franklin, Frederick, Hampshire,
Henrico
, JamesCity, Page, Shenandoah, and Stafford

Google maps may be slow to load - wait for colored pins to show
Virginia State Flag

The Old Dominion State 10th state in the United States June 25, 1788. Charles II of England quartered the arms of Virginia on his shield in 1663, thus adding Virginia to his dominions of France, Ireland and Scotland. Called the “Mother State” because it was the first state to be colonized.

The 1770 Library of Congress map A New And Accurate Map on the right shows the rivers and relationship of families locations to others. The 1751 Library of Congress Inhabited Virginia map by Joshua Fry shows the Waggon Road from Philadelphia that goes right past the area where Thomas FOLLIS bought his 1750's land. To see the details it's best to download a copy from the Library of Congress website. It's a JPEG 2000 file at around 35 MB, not a standard JPEG file which imaging software will convert to around 200 MB in size or if converted to a TIFF file is up to 500 MB or half a GB!

My third great-grandparents Edmund TIMMONS 1790-1866 from an unknown county in Virginia to Pickaway-Madison Counties, Ohio to Clark County to Logan County to Delphos, Van Wert County, Ohio and Rachel FIRMAN 1794-1874 Clark County, Kentucky to Clark County, Ohio to Logan County to Delphos, Van Wert County, Ohio.

Edmund's father John TIMMONS 1757-1834 Maryland or Virginia to Pickaway-Madison Counties, Ohio and unknown wife. John was a three year sergeant in the Revolutionary War from Virginia. Some evidence for Frederick County.

The Shenandoah River figures prominently in John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads," which associates the river with the state of West Virginia. Only the last 20 miles (32 km) of the river are in the semi-detached Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, with the vast majority of the river and its forks and tributaries flowing through Virginia.

The folk song "Oh Shenandoah" has been covered by a number of different artists including Tennessee Ernie Ford, the Statler Brothers, jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, and Bruce Springsteen. The song may or may not refer to the Shenandoah River or Valley.


Click to View Virginia - West Virginia in a larger map
Click + or - to Zoom In or Out, Click on the colored pin to see the details of the location
Click and drag the hand to move the map, or click the link above to see all my ancestor locations.

Back to top

Berkeley County

Historic Shepardsville by Danske Dandridge - page 317 3 Forman brothers came to county, pages 65, 66, 308, 317-318

Botetourt County

My third and fourth great-grandparents Hannah HECKMAN 1777-1852 Botetourt County, Virginia to Montgomery County, Ohio to Whitley County, Indiana and Christian KINSIE 1788-1859 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Botetourt County, Virginia to Montgomery County, Ohio to Whitley County, Indiana. Their daughters Saba married Joseph ZEIGLER and Juda married Henry ZUMBRUN. Christian was a Church of the Brethren Deacon and along with my ZEIGLER, ZUMBRUN, and other families from Montgomery County, Ohio formed the Blue River German Baptist now Church of the Brethren Church in Whitley County, Indiana.

Christian's parents Christian KUNZI 1740-1825 Switzerland to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Botetourt County, Virginia and Mary Unknown 1748-1828 Berks County, Pennsylvania to Botetourt County, Virginia.

Culpepper County

Jacob VAUGHAN died 1774 is thought to be the husband of Elizabeth, and father of John VAUGHAN married to Phebe FALLIS and Mercy VAUGHAN married to my Isaac FALLIS. Culpepper County is just south of Vaughn's Summit near Jeremy's Run where the Vaughan's apparently moved from Culpepper County.

Franklin County

My fifth great-grandparents Fronica GROFF about 1735-1805 of Franklin County, Virginia and Peter EIKENBERRY 1731-1812 New York to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Preble County, Ohio.

My third great-grandparents Samuel EIKENBARY 1798-1871 Franklin County, Virginia to Preble County, Ohio to Union County then Wabash County, Indiana and Mary ALBAUGH 1790-1871 Frederick County, Maryland to Preble County, Ohio to Union County then Wabash County, Indiana.

My fourth and fifth great-grandparents were John Jacob HECKMAN before 1741-1789 Germany to Franklin County, Virginia and Anna Barbara MYER.

Samuel's parents Mary LANDIS 1772-1858 Franklin County, Virginia to Preble County, Ohio and Henry EIKENBERRY 1771-1828 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Franklin County, Virginia to Preble County, Ohio.

Mary's parents Mary GARBER or CARVER about 1740-1788 Hunterdon County, New Jersey to perhaps Maryland to Franklin County, Virginia and Henry LANDIS 1740-1825 Ringoes, Hunterdon County, New Jersey to perhaps Maryland to Franklin County, Virginia to Preble County, Ohio.

My fourth great-grandparents Mary "Polly" WEBB 1780-1818 Franklin County, Virginia to Greene County, Ohio and Martin KINGERY 1774-1865 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Franklin County, Virginia to Greene County, Ohio to Union County, Indiana. Martin remarried to Mary HILDEBRAND. His tombstone says he was around 91 years old making him one of my oldest ancestors.

Mary's parent's were James WEBB before 1755-1808 Franklin County, Virginia to Greene County, Ohio and Lucy before 1755-1823 Franklin County, Virginia to Greene County, Ohio to Montgomery County, Ohio.

James' parents were Jacob WEBB 1730-after 1788 of Franklin County, Virginia and Mary Molly AUSTIN 1723-1788 New Kent and Wythe Counties, Virginia, perhaps daughter of John AUSTIN of England.

  • Franklin County GenWeb
  • Cemeteries - Rootsweb
  • Early Virginia Religious Petition December 14, 1799 has signatures of ancestors Peter Ikenberry, Henry Ikenberry, and Jacob Kingery. This is part of LOC's Early Virginia Religious Petitions. "The second petition was made on December 14, 1799 by the Brethren of Franklin County, Virginia. It reads as follows: "To the Honbl Speaker & Gentlemen of the Genl Assembly of Virginia The Petition of the people resident in Franklin County Calld Tunkers pray that for their Consciencious scruples they may be Exempt from performing Military duty but as they do not wish to shrink from supporting Government they are willing that in addition to their proportions of the Revenue tax any thus Scrupulous and having a Certificate of Connection with sd Church may be taxed 2 Dollars each pr year as an equivalent for such Military Service Required of them but in case of invasion or insurrection they are then willing to bear a part as other militia Grant us our prayer & we will pray Jacob Miller John Beckleheimer Isaac Nave acob Nave Peter Ikenberry Jacob Nave, Jr. John Beckleheimer, Jr. Henry Ikenberry John Boon Jacob Kinsey Michael Peters Jacob Kingery Joseph Flora Stephen Peters" From Betty Naff Mitchell's web site.
  • KINGERY, KINGARY, KINGRY, KINGSEY marriges
  • KINGERY, Christian, and Jenny HUDSON, dau. of Abraham ABSHIRE - 9 Nov 1800.
  • KINGERY, Daniel, and Elizabeth PERRY. George PERRY, sur. - 5 May 1795.
  • KINGERY, Jacob, and Leah KELLY, dau. of Wm. and Rachel KELLY - 7 Jan 1799.
  • KINGERY, John, and Anny RICHARDSON, dau. of Caty . - 15 May 1800
  • KINGERY, Joseph, and Caty KELLY. William KELLY, sur. - 27 Jun 1796.
  • KINGERY, Joseph, aand Eva RITTER. Jacob MILLER, sur. - 12 Aug 1794.
  • KINGERY, Peter, aand Sarah DAVIS, dau. of Joseph DAVIS - 20 Dec 1800 or 1806.
  • KINGERY, Samuel, (son of Jacob), and Sally HICKMAN, dau. of Barbara HICKMAN - 4 Apr 1803.
  • KINSEY, John, and Barbara HICKMAN, dau. of Barbara HICKMAN, Sr. - 3 Sep 1804.

Back to top

Frederick County now Hampshire County, West Virginia

My fifth great-grandparents were Jacob FALLIS born after 1742-1797 New Jersey to Frederick and Shenandoah Counties, Virginia and Sarah SPRINGER about 1746-1809 daughter of Isaac SPRINGER of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Shenandoah County, Virginia.

Jacob's parents Thomas FALLIS born before 1710 to 1755-1756 possibly Ireland or Wales to New Jersey to Frederick County, Virginia and Elizabeth of Frederick County, Virginia now Hampshire County, West Virginia was his wife in his 1755 will. It is quite possible Elizabeth was a second wife and a first wife may have been Jane CHELDON.

About 798 acres of Thomas Follis land in Old Frederick County index and notice Ridgeway's who interacted with the Follis family.

My fourth great-grandparents Benjamin FOREMAN 1745-1828 Frederick County, Virginia to Clark County, Kentucky to Clark County, Ohio and Nancy "Polly" VanDIVER 1760-1770 to before June 25, 1860 probably in Virginia.

Back to top

Henrico County

My seventh great-grandparents were John WEBB 1690-1736 perhaps New Kent and Henrico Counties, Virginia and Hannah CARTER 1693-1747 of Henrico County, Virginia.

John's parents were John WEBB died before 1725 and Sarah.

James City

Thomas FOLLIS, of unknown relationship, was a burgess January 12, 1641 in James City according to the Jamestowne Society. I have only documented my Thomas FOLLIS to 1731 New Jersey so the possiblity exists there maybe a connection. James City was the first European settlement in the new world in 1607. US GenWeb has postcards of the old church. The county is home of William and Mary second oldest college in the United States.

Page County

When my fifth great-grandparents Jacob FALLIS and Sarah SPRINGER lived on Jeremy's Run it was part of Shenandoah County, today it is part of Page County. Two of their daughters married husbands who owned slaves. Susanna FALLIS' husband the Primitive Baptist Minister Ambrose C. BOOTON appears in slave records as a father of slaves reinforcing the slavemaster father stories seen in books and movies. A.C. BOOTEN - BOOTON performed many marriages from Hardy County, West Virginia records. There is a rambling article on a slave block in Luray, Virginia where the family lived that mentions Judge John BOOTON son of Ambrose BOOTON and his second wife Elizabeth GRUBB.

Back to top

Shenandoah County - population 41,000 (2008)

My third great-grandfather Jacob FALLIS born between 1798-1800 Virginia and probably died in 1824 Greene County, Ohio. The tombstone for Jacob FALLIS in the FALLIS Pioneer Cemetery has an age of only 17 years making Jacob 13 when his first son was born. Most likely the age is wrong actually 27 years old, his wife Hannah KINGERY 1801-1858 of Virginia to Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio remarried to Ginnethon KELLEY moved to Miami County and Wabash County, Indiana.

Jacob's parents Isaac FALLIS 1779 Shenandoah County, Virginia to Lincoln County, Kentucky to 1858 Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio and Mercy VAUGHAN 1774 probably Virginia to Lincoln County, Kentucky to 1834 Bellbrook, Greene County, Ohio. Both are buried with Jacob in the FALLIS Pioneer Cemetery on their 160 acre pioneer farm. October 10, 1797 Isaac FALLICE chose Benjamin WOOD as his guardian in the Shenandoah County, Virginia Minute Book 1795-1798. This confirms Isaac was an 18 year old minor when his father Jacob died.

Isaac's parents Jacob FALLIS born after 1742-1797 New Jersey to Frederick and Shenandoah Counties, Virginia and Sarah SPRINGER about 1746-1809 daughter of Isaac SPRINGER of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Shenandoah County, Virginia.

Mercy's mother Elizabeth VAUGHAN and children are found in Shenandoah County, Virginia before 1785. They may have been from Wales as son John's family recalled he was born in 1755 Wales coming to America with his father and brothers William and James although the same source says he was born in Winchester, Frederick County, or Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia. They did not mention the mother or other children. An email source says the place in Wales was Cardiff, It is not known if that was their residence or place of departure.

Jacob and Sarah's daughter Sarah FALLIS married Benjamin WOOD and had a daughter Ann who married Wharton JONES who owned over a 1,000 acres of land in Shenandoah County, Virginia worked by slaves. One account describes how it took several days on horseback to survey all of his land. His estate left slaves to his children. His descendants were prominent in establishing the funding for the Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia. His son George Morgan JONES was a leading philanthropist and industrialist of Lynchburg, Virginia.

Stafford County

Cousin Thomas Fallis to my Jacob Fallis purchased a lot of land. He bought 42 acres November 24, 1794 on Deep Run. Assume this is the same Deep Run where he had mills referred to by his grandson Daniel James Fallis in his biography.

Back to top

Genealogy research is never complete, important details might be missing, and often contains errors, so let me know if your research contradicts mine. My Indiana and Ohio family research comes from conversations with relatives, scrapbooks, library research, online records, visits to courthouses, final resting places on family farms and cemeteries. Families in other states rely mostly on the research of others. Links to other web sites often change then won't work, so if you find broken links, have additional information on any families, corrections, photos, or anything to add to the history of our families, please leave a Comment in my Guest book, join my Follis Families on Facebook page for updates and new discoveries, or send an Email. The Wayback Machine archives most old web pages so copy and paste the broken URL address to find the missing 404 pages that disappeared. Read Dick Eastman's newsletter on using Unverified Data from the internet. This web site is designed to work with JavaScript and the latest browsers. If you experience display problems you may need to update your browser.

Back to top