Ancestor Spotlight

5.10.20 – Happy Mothers Day

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Mrs. Elizabeth Freake (1642-1712) & Baby Mary (1674-1752), the 8th and youngest child of John & Elizabeth Freake. Artist unknown, American, late 17th century. Courtesy of the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]See more on the Art Museums of...

4.23.20 – ANCESTOR SPOTLIGHT: William Cole

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]William Cole (1638/9-1694) was a second generation Virginian, a lawyer and statesman of the Virginia Colony. He married three prominent women and had had 4000 acres of land in Warwick CO. His estate was named “Bolthorpe” where his...

4.17.20 – ANCESTOR SPOTLIGHT: Robert Beheathland

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Robert Beheathland of Cornwall & Jamestown is the earliest documented colonial immigrant ancestor to the Virginia colony, with descendants living today. He was survived by two daughters; therefore, his surname is not well known. Scion of a wealthy...