I am a descendent of the Beckham family of Culpepper Va. The British emigrant, William Beckham is listed in my geneaology as leaving Norfolk in 1701, settling in eastern Virginia, Orange County where he married a Miss Randolph of the "James" family Some of his childeren settled in Orange and narby Counties, and others moving to the Carolinas and Georgia. A daughter of Joseph Beckha, of the above famile married a Cobb of Spotsylvania County, VA, nad this couple move to Georgia in early life and became the head of the widely known Cobb Family of Georgia, one of whom was the Hon. Howell Cobb Se. of the US Treasury under James Buchanan, Pres.General TRR Cobb, prominenent in the US Civil War, as of the same connection. This is but one of many strong lineages in the early US.
I would like to know if anybody has information about my emigrant William Beckham prior to his arriving in the New World/Colonies? thanks! email@example.com