I noticed the names Russel and also Blewford.Blewford appears in the descendants of Jacob Light, some of whom moved to Indiana, as well as Missouri, and Kentucky.The name Russel is very significant.One of the first Light Russell intermarriages occured between Jacob Light and Anne Russel (a daughter of William Russell, the hero of the Blackhawk war and founder of Russel County Kentucky).An earlier William Russell, the grandfather was william russel the ranger.Russell was the leader of the August County militia around 1700.His associates included the Bean family, who had the first white child born in Kentucky, or was it Tennessee.also in the Augusta county militia were the Rentfros and John Cole.John was with John Light (Jacob Light's father) in 1746 when John Light surveyed his first Halifax co Virginia plantation on Ellis Creek.A decade earlier, Cole, William Russell, and the Greens were hunting in Southwest Virginia (about 1736) bringing pelts into the fur trading post at the falls of the Appottomax.William Russell the Ranger, his son and grandson are all famous military people.Swem's Virginia Historical Index lists them by generation quite clearly.Russel the ranger testified in a famous case in about 1676 to settle the boundry of Maryland, in which Russell testified that the highest settlement on the Rappahonack belonged to Fauntleroy's.Russell the Ranger was a favorite of governor spotswood, partly because his girlfriend was Katherine Russell, his housekeeper at the Governor's Mansion.Russell (both Wm and Katherine) were members of the Knights of the Golden Horshoe, the first 'Westerners' in Virginia.They made a famous toast on top of Mount George and looked beyond the Blue Ridge in the starlight.The Byrds tried to make a scandal about Katherine in London, where the affair was reported at the Board of Trade.John Light and William russell (the 2nd or 3rd) both lived in Amelia county, but at different times.I think Amelia was where you got married, at the Hopewell meeting.I get confused because there are more than one Hopewell, one in Amelia another way up in august County (which is Pennsylvania now).Daniel Boone lived with the Russells for ayear while boone mourned the death of his son or brother, who had fallen behind the group and was tortured by a Cherokee half blood named ??The gory details are in the latest Boone biography.Be sure to read the biogrphy of Alexander Spotswood to get the story of the Russels. william russell the ranger and Katherine both appear in the will of Sarah Hollowell in 1717 in Norfolk or thereabouts.Russell didnt live there, but Sarah calls william russel her "loving grandson" in 1717.Anyway, the point is that the Hollowels, specifically sarah's son John of Norfolk married a Norfolk neighbor, Sarah Light, the daughter of William Light of Norfolk (married about 1740, about the same time John Light of Halifax got married.I think it is pretty obvious that John Light and William Light are brothers or close kin in Norfolk.Especially since John Light's son Vachel Light joined the Norfolk militia in the Revolution, while the rest went toTN in 1780.The custom would have Vachel at an old count, inthis case Norfolk.The Lights had strong ties to Norfolk and those counties since John Sidney was the Burgess and Sherrif in 1625-1650 approx.Sidney was related to the Lights, he married one and deserted her. Also the governor of Maryland John Seymour married Elizabeth Lyte (born 1624).Seymour was probably a relative several generations removed of Jane Seymour (wife of Henry VIII) but is called illegitimate although he grew up in the same town, by some Seymours.The Lytes have a great genealogy dating back to Edward I.I recently visited the record office in Taughton Castle and saw the old pedigree of Thomas Lyte (d1638).The Lyte line is as old as the hills (25 generations). If you ever get to England visit the Lyte home Lytescary in Somerset.I visited the grave of the first William Lyte at the Charleton Mackrell parish.He designed the window around 1200 (I'm lousy with dates).The Lyte family is so distinguished that they deny or forget relatives that "fouled up" and wound up in Virginia (i.e. John Sidney).George Lyte (born 1628) always carried a beer before him, which he called Governor and told a good country (dirty) joke.