Ancestor Spotlight

6.9.20 – ANCESTOR SPOTLIGHT: Alexander Spotswood

[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]LT Governor Alexander Spotswood of Virginia is a qualifying ancestor for The CDA. He was joined on an westward expedition by numerous Prominent VA “grandees” with names such as Mason, Washington, Beverley, Fontaine, Taylor and Brooke. These gentlemen...

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...