At any time, if you decide you prefer to just e-mail, I’m firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE double-check your information. (1) Was Christopher Robinson Taliaferro born in 1764 or in 1742 (as in your previous e-mail)? And (2) was it Lucy Anderson or Sallie Anderson (as in your previous e-mail) that he married?
Personally, I have never noticed Mary and Nancy to be used interchangeably.
“Martha Ann Aylett Taliaferro” who married Capt. Ellett is not my grandmother. I have my “Tree” nailed down securely back to my great-great grandparents on all “Branches.” My folks did better than most in recording family history. For that I am very grateful!
Yes, cousins marrying cousins was a common occurrence. I have a first cousin who thinks only the Jeters did that! Ha – not so!
And, let me be sure I understand what you are saying, so far, because there are a lot of similar names and it gets not only “strange,” as you say, but VERY CONFUSING!
Beginning with Walker Taliaferro (b. 1707) and Ann Walker (b.1707) ……… By their children (not in necessarily in chronological order): Lucy Taliaferro Walker Talliaferro Christopher Robinson Taliaferro (b. 1742 or 1754) and Sallie or Lucy Anderson(he also married Elizabeth Pollard) 1. Walker Taliaferro a. Lucy Taliaferro(married her cousin’s son, as below) b. Willliam Ellett Taliaferro and Nancy Brooke Taliaferro 2. William Harris Taliaferro 3. John “Jack” Taliaferro (b. 1764) and Nancy Brooke a. *Christopher William Taliaferro (1790) and Eliza Parsons son William Christopher Taliaferro (1817) and Lucy Taliaferro (cousin, as above) (he also married Mary An McGhee) their son Daniel Aylette Taliaferro (1846) b. *Christopher Walker Taliaferro (1791) and Fannie Fleet *2 sons named “Christopher” ???
It’s been some years since I visited the King William County Library. However, I usually get the Library of Virginia in Richmond one day a month and plan to go this Saturday (Oct 18th). If I don’t run out of time, maybe I can poke around a bit with their microfilm records from King William County. Generally, though, am MOST SUCCESSFUL when I go direct to county courthouses and search. I’m always VERY CAREFUL when I go to Richmond. All areas there are fascinatingly historical, but they’re not all SAFE!
Yes, genealogy certainly IS time-consuming and it is addictive! One thing leads to another to another, and sometimes “rabbit trails” can kill a lot of time.
Nevertheless, it IS “wonderfully interesting,” as you said. Often it is difficult to come back to reality – supper, like you said, for example. Worse, the reality of today’s news! Whereas, the past is set, the future is unstable.
I live in southern Maryland and am about 2 ½ hours from Richmond. However, most of my research time and miles take me to Halifax and Pittsylvania County, Virginia. That’s the area where my parents grew up, before they married and moved to Maryland. However, being the secretary-treasurer of my church, besides a wife, mother, and grandmother, does not allow me as much time as I’d like to work on genealogy. It’s not a priority, although I often act as if it is !
Oh, and don’t worry, I’ll point out descrepancies, etc. Not to be picky, but to be accurate. I would certainly want someone – anyone – to do the same for me.