Hello again from Vikky in San Diego.I continue to find reading your many postings a real pleasure.And the information that I have gleamed is wonderful!Thanks so very much.
I just have some general comments to make.Please keep in mind, that some of these are hunches, others my own theories and of course some solid evidence too. I will note acccordingly.
1. Hunch...I think it likely that Mourning Lewis might well be the start of many other women in my Wilburn family cluster named Mourning and or Morning.I have at least six or seven Mournings in my database...c 1750 to 1850.
2. Hunch again...I feel it likely that the Lewis family has some (hidden connections) to my Wilburn line.And that Lewis Wilburn b. c 1735 and later lived in Goochland, VA had ancestors that connected to the Lewis families of Goochland, VA.
3. I located a Capt Richard Wlborun in VA muster 1624. Next Wilburn so noted was in 1636. BY 1656, Richard Wilburn of York Co VA was delinquent on taxes...
4. My hunch is that the above noted Richard Wilburn was the ancestor of Richard Wilburn b. c 1690 m to Ann Whitlock and lived in Middlesex, co VA. c 1725, if not much sooner.
5. Fact ....later on there was a Mourning Whitlock.
6. The Blevins family arrived in colonial VA in 1655.My hunch is that they were allied to the same Lewis line of Mourning Lewis.
7. Fact: The Blevins/Wallens/Wilburns were allied familes. I have a Blevins and Lewis marriage and I believe that this connects to the Lewis line of those who settled into Goochland VA.
8. The name Achillies Wilburn and Aquilla Scott are noted as allied families.
9. Wilburns and Ships and Bowles were allied families in Goochland, VA c 1750, if not sooner. (fact)
10. Richard Wilburn b. c 1690 died in Goochland, VA (1756) ...his children were allied with Page, Ship, Whitlock, Shelton, Thompson and Christian, Woodson and Bowles families. (fact)
General info...Richard Wilburn or Willbourn was a man of modest means..a true frontier man...No slave holdings, etc. (thank goodness)...so he certainly was not in the same league with the movers and shakers around him.
At any event, there there a Mouring Wallen, Mouring Wilburn, Mourning Blevins, Mourning Osborne, to name just a few that I have uncovered.
And and and, lastly.....later generations of Wilburns m into the James and Jarvis families and also Younger families...before 1855...(fact)...reportedly the James and jarvis families were kin to the famous outlaws...At least, their descendants claim this with considerable pride.
Any comments that you might wish to add, would be delightful...Even if you convince me that my hunches cannot be right.
Thanks to consciencious researchers like you who generously share their knowledge, my database is rapidly growing....I have at least a hundred Wilburn allied families with roots in early colonial Va, PA and MD... also in KY and TN and NC, IN and OH....before 1850.
If you think that I might have some data of interest, please let me know...