This will be a short one since it is a work in progress. It is great to meet you William Hendry/Henry who was born in 1760-64 in Frederick, Virginia and moved on to Greene County, Tennessee. I am thrilled to meet one of your slaves named Roseann, who was born about 1790, also in Frederick, Virginia. You and Roseann are now taking your position as my 4th great grandparents on my paternal side. and other children by your wives. You are an interesting man, involved in plenty of things and married several times . Ut Oh, here comes some more Europeans. You had two children from Roseann. Your two children by Rosann is a son, John Henry/Henry and your daughter is Delphia Hendry/Henry. Read more about Delphia at A’Leila Bundles blog: http://www.aleliabundles.com/2014/10/14/delphia-the-price-of-freedom/
I can see your line back a few more generations, but I am going forward first and then back. Now William, what did you do with your son John Henry who was born about 1811 in Frederick, Virginia? I will analyze your will. I know John married Ester who was born about 1811 (unknown last name). I have lots of questions; was John born as slave like his sister Delphia, of course he did and did he get freed as well? One of John’s children is Rose Henry. I am assuming you named after your mother. Well your daughter Rose Henry, is how you are coming down my line. Rose married John McCorkle and one of their children was Nellie. Nellie McCorkle is my great grandmother who married William Michael Murphy and the parents of William Columbus Murphy, my father’s father. Nellie also married Henry Giles out of North Carolina. Whew!
So for those of you that connect to William Hendry’s line, contact me at email@example.com I am open to learn more about the Hendry’s and what happened to John Hendry. The evidence will tell this story! More to come on the Hendry line.
” DNA and Genealogy: How to Tell the Story”
Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) (www.maagiinstitute.org)
May 12, 2018 – 8:30am to 5pm
Location: At the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
233 4th St. NW, 2nd Floor, Charlottesville, VA
Presented by MAAGI Coordinators:
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- DNA Basics-What you need to know
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- Finding the Unexpected, and Crafting a Story
- Bringing the Story Alive
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Was James Roper lucky to be born a mulatto and the only child of his father?
Let me introduce you to James Roper who was born 12 May 1783 in Jefferson County, Virginia. James died 8 Dec 1867 in Jefferson County, Virginia. His father is Nickolas Roper who was born 22 Jan 1739 in Suffolk, England. Nicholas died 13 Jan 1817 in Jefferson County, Virginia. James’ mother was a slave owned by Nicholas Roper. We do not know her name.
An interesting fact about James Roper, he is the only known and illegitimate son of Nicholas Roper. He freed his mulatto son at the age of 11, who becomes the largest landowner in Jefferson County, Virginia, which is now West Virginia. (Jefferson County becomes Jefferson County in 1801, and the state becomes West Virginia in June 1863. Nicholas also gave James a 99-year lease on all his holdings. So what that also means is James becomes a slave owner as well, just like his father. Was James, born as a slave-lucky? He is freed and inherits land and becomes well respected. Hmmm…
My connection to the Roper’s is three of my 2x great grandmother Mary Catherine Goens/Goings/Goins siblings married three of James Roper’s grandchildren.
Visit the website to see a photo of James, his emancipation paper, deeds for the buying and selling land, etc.: http://nicholasroper.com/index.html The website was developed by distance cousins Jacqueline Milburn and Judy Meade.
Meet my 3x great grandmother Sarah Ann “Hart” Goings/Goins/Goens. We have no photos of her or her husband. She was married to Lawson Goens/Goings/Goins, who was born in Loudoun County, Virginia in 1807 and passed in 12 July 1874, in Clarke County, Virginia. I know that they had 11 children. Now Sarah was born in 1 April 1810, in Virginia-I have not been able to locate where in Virginia. She passed in 8 Feb 1886, and we do not know where in Virginia she died. So far there is no death record in Jefferson County, Virginia/West Virginia. Here is a photo of her headstone that is located in St. Paul’s Church, Kearneysville, West Virginia:
Now here is something interesting -a friend took this photo back in the 90’s and sent the photo to my oldest brother. We know that the friends were in the town of Kearneysville, Jefferson County, West Virginia but we do not find the headstone anymore. We were told that a car flew off the road and knocked down several tombstones. We assume her headstone was one of them.
Now this is what I know about Sarah Ann “Hart”, what we don’t know is who her parents are or siblings. She has a limited timeline and a detailed research plan built of unknowns, and many questions. She lived with her daughter apparently after her husband died because she shows up in the 1880 Jefferson County census with her daughter Nancy (Goens) Johnson.
That’s it! Thank you!
It was my pleasure to present at the Fredericksburg, Virginia Barbara Geslock Women’s forum. As promised I am attaching the power point and the timeline for you to use. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or post a note. I will leave it up for a couple more days. Thank you for attending!
Woman’s forum getting started Fredericksburg 3-10-18
Thank you for attending. Here is the information I promised linking to the timelines…enjoy and have fun with it. Let me know if you have any questions. RootsTech Timelines are for You.
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