Looking for any clues that a child of Abraham Bush who died in 1687 in Lancaster Co., VA may have married with a Howard/Heyward family.
In 1705 Lancaster Co., VA John Bush and his wife Margaret of St. Mary's White Chapel Parish, Lanc. Co sold to a William Howard a 200 acre tract where said Bush was living.
This John Bush is a known son of Abraham who died in Lancaster Co. in 1687.
In 1706 Lancaster Co. Abraham Bush with his wife Jane of White Chapel Parish sold 84 acres being part of 253 acres conveyed by the Proprietors Office to George Bush, John Bush and Abraham Bush on 1/13/1695 to William Howard.
Again these are all known children of Abraham Bush who died in 1687.
Does anyone know of a relationship between the Bush and Howard families from this early n Virginia?
Later in Caswell Cunty, NC (ca 1790-1810) a Groves Howard, son of Francis had close connections with Joseph Bush there. This Joseph descends from the John Bush named above.
Yet later in 1840 Caldwell County, KY, the above Groves Howard's 2 sons married with the Thorpe family and sued the heirs of William Bush who died there about 1823.They were awarded some 200 acres in caldwell County.
Some undocumented Howard sources show a William Howard (ca 1658-1719) who married Mary Groves. Their son also named William Howard (ca 1702 - 1751 Lunenburg Co., VA) appears to be the father of the Francis Howard who died in Caswell County. It was this Francis Howard's descendants who had dealings with both Joseph Bush in Caswell County and the heirs of William Bush in Caldwell Co.
Any ideas or info will be greatly appreciated.THanks.