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Madison County

Madison County

Author: Trish Crowe

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738587206

Category: History

Page: 132

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This fertile and beautiful land, with its small rivers and valleys and surrounding mountains, was designated Madison County in 1792. The county was named for the family of James Madison, fourth president of the United States and the father of the Constitution. His family ran a mill on the Rapidan River, which is now located in the southern section of Madison County. Early in the 18th century, descendants of English and French colonials settled the southern sections of the county, and Quakers and German Lutherans settled the northern sections. Madison County's first church, Hebron Lutheran, was built in 1740, and its public church school was opened in 1748. Archaeologists have gathered evidence that Native Americans hunted and gathered in the region thousands of years earlier.

Archaeology of Communities

Archaeology of Communities

Author: Marcello-Andrea Canuto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135125431

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

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The Archaeology of Communities develops a critical evaluation of community and shows that it represents more than a mere aggregation of households. This collection bridges the gap between studies of ancient societies and ancient households. The community is taken to represent more than a mere aggregation of households, it exists in part through shared identities, as well as frequent interaction and inter-household integration. Drawing on case studies which range in location from the Mississippi Valley to New Mexico, from the Southern Andes to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Madison County, Virginia, the book explores and discusses communities from a whole range of periods, from Pre-Columbian to the late Classic. Discussions of actual communities are reinforced by strong debate on, for example, the distinction between 'Imagined Community' and 'Natural Community.'

Genealogies of Virginia Families

Genealogies of Virginia Families

Author: Tylers Quarterly Historical and Geneological Magazine

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806309477

Category: Reference

Page: 3680

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From Tyler's quarterly historical and genealogical magazine.

Thornton Family History of Greene County, VIrginia

Thornton Family History of Greene County, VIrginia

Author: Diana Jean Muir

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359486472

Category: History

Page: 196

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The first Architect of the Capitol, William Thornton, was raised in England and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Dr. Thornton traveled extensively on a study tour in Europe before briefly practicing medicine in Philadelphia (1786-1790) where he met and married Anna Maria Brodeau. His descendants can now be found across the United States, including Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois and Florida. Originally from Yorkshire, England the name Thornton means ""thorn hill.""

The Colonial Churches of St. Thomas' Parish, Orange County, Virginia

The Colonial Churches of St. Thomas' Parish, Orange County, Virginia

Author: Lizabeth Ward Papageorgiou

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806353777

Category: Reference

Page: 126

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St. Thomas CO Parish in Virginia was formed from St. Mark COs Parish in 1740. The new parish encompassed present-day Orange, Greene, and a strip of southern Madison counties. Based on an extensive examination of primary sources, the work at hand is the first accurate description of the formation of St. Thomas CO Parish, its member churches, its ministers, and others who played a significant part in its colonial history. In the absence of surviving vestry books for St. Thomas CO Parish, or even an accurate map of the parish, the author was able to extract valuable information pertaining to St. Thomas CO Parish from the surviving vestry books of the neighboring parishes of St. Mark COs and St. George COs.However, as Mrs. Papageorgiou explains in her Preface, Spotsylvania and Orange County road orders comprise the backbone of her study. The road orders for the construction and maintenance of roads, as recorded in county court order books, provide evidence to the existence of churches and chapels throughout the parish. The road orders CO value to the genealogist is that they identify the overseers and work crews assigned to maintain the road and any bridges along it. So, for example, the road orders tell us that, between November 1, 1726, and April 2, 1734, John Rucker, Thomas Jackson, Joseph Hawkins, Abraham Bledsoe, Henry Downes, John Davis, and George Eastham all served as overseers of roads near Southwest Mountain Chapel in St. Thomas CO Parish.This work is an excellent example of historical reconstruction. The Introduction explains how, when, and why St. Thomas CO was established from its parent and grandparent parishes, St. Mark COs and St. George COs. Next, the author uses the road orders and other sources to pinpoint the timing and location of each of the following places of worship: Germana Church, Southwest Mountain Chapel, Southwest Mountain Church, Upper Chapel, St. Thomas CO Parish, Upper Church, Middle (Brick) Church, Pine Stake Church, and New (Orange) Church. (Mrs. Papageorgiou has also appended a number of important court orders at the back of the volume.) The third chapter gives the tenure of every parish minister and his family members. The final chapter recounts how previous writers--notably Bishop William Meade and Philip Slaughter--have recorded the history of St. Thomas CO Parish and where, more often than not, they went astray. Students of Virginia church history will welcome the comprehensive bibliography that follows the appendices."

The 1996 Genealogy Annual

The 1996 Genealogy Annual

Author: Thomas Jay Kemp

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0842027408

Category: Reference

Page: 376

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The Genealogy Annual is a comprehensive bibliography of the year's genealogies, handbooks, and source materials. It is divided into three main sections. FAMILY HISTORIES- cites American and international single and multifamily genealogies, listed alphabetically by major surnames included in each book. GUIDES AND HANDBOOKS- includes reference and how-to books for doing research on specific record groups or areas of the U.S. or the world. GENEALOGICAL SOURCES BY STATE- consists of entries for genealogical data, organized alphabetically by state and then by city or county. The Genealogy Annual, the core reference book of published local histories and genealogies, makes finding the latest information easy. Because the information is compiled annually, it is always up to date. No other book offers as many citations as The Genealogy Annual; all works are included. You can be assured that fees were not required to be listed.