Friday, February 6, 2015
Markham of Chesterfield, A new website
After a generous year’s work, I finally have a new genealogy website up and running – Markham of Chesterfield. It is a project that has been long on my heart. It tells the story of my 6xgreat-grandfather, John Markham of Chesterfield county Virginia, his ancestors and descendants. John Markham was born in county Kilkenny Ireland, just after the opening of the Eighteenth Century. As a young man, about 1730 – 1735, he immigrated to America, settling first in Orange county New York, and eventually moving his large family to Chesterfield county Virginia. I have been researching and gathering stories on the Markham family for thirty-five years.
In December 2013 I determined to set aside work on the Family Stories website and blog until I could complete my Markham project, and get it up onto the web. I hoped for a four to six month hiatus. But, as those things go – here I am, almost fourteen months later – ready to return to my Family Stories project. I look forward to picking up where I left off – with some accounts of my Fry and Tanner families.
Coming soon – Joshua Fry at William and Mary College
I would love to have you visit at my new Markham of Chesterfield website. I have also made some recent additions on the Van Lear family at the Family Stories, pamgarrett.com website. To help place the Van Lears on the family tree - Jane Van Lear and her husband Archibald Robinson are the grandparents of Elizabeth Robinson Clarkson.
Moving back in time: Albert Luther Clarkson 1901 > Aubin M Fry 1878 > Eliza Brooks Hutchins 1844 > Aubin M Markham 1817 > John Markham 1770 > Bernard Markham 1737 > John Markham of Chesterfield, abt 1700.
Moving back in time: Albert Luther Clarkson 1901 > Samuel Edwin Clarkson 1875 > Elizabeth Jane Robinson 1848 > Preston McGready Robinson > Jane Van Lear 1795 > John Van Lear 1747 > Jacob Van Lear 1710.