Would anyone in this group maybe recognize the name, Frances ALLEN, b. abt. 1792, VA., d. 1851, Barhamsville, New Kent Co., VA., m. Bennett Tompkins BARHAM, b. abt. 1784, James City Co., VA., d. 1827, New Kent Co., VA. Issue: 1. Thomas BARHAM, b. 1821, Warwick Co., VA., d. 1896 in Norfolk, m. Susan VanBuren LIGGAN. 2. Martha Moore BARHAM, b. July 18, 1824, Barhamsville, New Kent Co., VA., d. April 12, 1873, same place.
I would love to know the parentage of Frances ALLEN.
1823 - It was about this time that Bennett Tompkins Barham moved to New Kent County from Richmond. His daughter, Martha Moore Barham was born in New Kent on the 18th of July 1824. He was listed as a merchant in New Kent and at his decease, his widow also had a merchant's license. Apparently the Village of Barhamsville got it's name from the family, as they served the area as the U.S. Post Ofiice, which had been moved from Hickory Neck, James City County, to New Kent.