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Subject: Re: [LDR] I truly need help
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2010 06:20:23 EDT
The Library of Virginia also offers some excellent resources. They don't
always have much available online, but almost all records are on microfilm
and available through ILL. There is also your Local Family History center,
and their catalog is online at _www.familysearch.org_
(http://www.familysearch.org) . Generally, if none of us respond, it is because the question
involves a person or place about which we have no information.
In a message dated 8/27/2010 8:34:29 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
>Over the past 10 years, I have posted many times asking for help in
finding a specific person but have had no responses, >so I am trying again.
Robert Russell b. about 1756, Accomack, VA; d. 1832 Elizabeth City Co., Va.; m.
Margaret "Peggy" >Lewis, dau. of James Lewis and (Peggy Bonewell).
>After Robert Russell's wife Peggy died, Robert married someone by the
name of Tabitha which is proven by his Will and >several Land Deeds.
>Robert and Tabitha are our direct ancestors. I have no problem with
Robert Russell's ancestors BUT I am looking for >Tabitha's maiden name.
>Please. If anyone knows anything about this Tabitha, would you please
help me. If you supply the name, I will do the >research work and I don't
copy from Ancestry.com.
In addition to checking out the Wikipedia entry for Elizabeth City County
previously suggested by Roy, you also might like to look at the interactive
historical map of Virginia counties at
http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Virginia/viewer.htm. The newberry site shows the boundaries of
Virginia's counties/independent cities from 1634 forward. This site is a
bit slow and cranky on my dial-up server, but hopefully will work great for
I can't vouch for the site's accuracy, but the site seems to show that
Elizabeth City County (including in its previous names) never included any
territory on the peninsula now known as the Delmarva Peninsula. I think it's
very good that you are inquiring on the LDR, because of Robert Russell's
stated birthplace, and because of the proximity of old Accomac and Elizabeth
City, but as others have suggested, be sure that you also are checking with
other resources, such as other rootsweb lists, the appropriate genweb
sites, various Virginia sources, etc.
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