I am interested in tracing the Stringfellow family in Surry Co., VA.They are half-siblings of my Humphries family through Jane (Harris) Stringfellow Humphries. She was married to James Stringfellow in the 1670s in Surry Co., VA, and had a son Richard and then, after James died, married Evan Humphries, with whom she probably had at least two sons, Robert and Evan/John Jr. My family is descended from Evan Jr.There is good evidence that Jane and James Stringfellow were Richard Stringfellow's parents.
I have seen claims by Peacock family descendants that William Peacock of Surry Co. VA who lived there in the late 1600s had a son Samuel who married a Mary Stringfellow.There is no evidence of a Mary Stringfellow in the Surry co. records, but that doesn't mean she wasn't there. I would like to know if anyone has any evidence for this marriage.
Two pieces of evidence have turned up lately that tie this Richard Stringfellow to the Peacock family in Surry Co.Surry co. records indicate that William Peacock gave Richard Stringfellow a cow some time after Richard's father's death.There is a also a record stating that William Peacock gave Richard Stringfellow and "his sister" some kind of gift.There had not been any clues previously that Richard had any siblings.I wonder why William Peacock would be giving gifts to Stringfellow children if there were not some kind of connection.
Another interesting piece of information is that some people have Mary Stringfellow listed as Mary "Taylor" Stringfellow.Jane Harris's sister was married to Walter Taylor, which would make him the uncle of her children. If true, this might some more evidence that Mary is connected to these Stringfellow and Humphries families, but of course, there doesn't seem to be any actual proof that she a.) existed, b.) that her name was Mary or c.) that her middle name was Taylor.
If anyone has any evidence of the Samuel Peacock-Mary Stringfellow connection or just wants to toss around ideas, please reply.Richard Stringfellow stayed around Surry county Va. into the 1720s, but then is lost from sight.There are Stringfellows that lived not far from the Humphries family later on in South Carolina, and I have wondered if they are related, but haven't been able to tell.