|According to legend Antipoison Creek was named when Captain John Smith was stung on the wrist by a stingray and brought to the creek by Natives who washed his wound to save his life.
|1676 armed uprising by Nathaniel Bacon against governor William Berkeley that began in the Northern Neck.
|The opening of the Downing Bridge in 1927 and the Robert O. Norris Bridge in 1957 changed the Northern Neck in many ways.
|Located in Richmond County halfway between Haynesville and Village. The home of Reuben Alexander Bryant and possibly older Bryant family generations. A small cemetery is on the property.
|The property was referred to as Centerville on the 1923 death certificate of Robert Early Bush. Later documents call the farm Centerview. The small cemetery contains only two marked graves.
|Carmel United Methodist Church was formed in 1851. Many Barnes and Allen family members are buried in the cemetery there.
|Founding dates of some Northern Neck Churches.
|Church Parishes served both religious and civic roles in colonial Virginia. Parish names often evolved into the names of magisterial districts.
|Church Revival Camps
|Church Revival camps became popular in the late 1800's. Three camps operated at one time in the Northern Neck.
|No major battles were fought in the Northern Neck but life was difficult because many men left to join the army and the peninsula fell victim to frequent raids from federal troops.
|Northumberland County formed in 1648 and originally encompassed the entire Northern Neck, over time it was divided into Lancaster, Richmond, Westmoreland and other counties.
|Dameron Marsh is point of land located in Ball's Neck, Northumberland County, VA. It is where the first Dameron immigrants made their home and the land stayed in the family until 1850. Lawrence Dameron the immigrant is assumed to be buried there.
|Dameron Will Collection
|Searchable list of wills and death information for Dameron's in the Northern Neck of Virginia.
|Enon Hall is a farm in Lancaster County near White Stone on the headwaters of Antipoison Creek. Generations of the Dameron family have lived on the Enon Hall farm since 1952.
|Franklin Family Cemetery
|The Franklin Family Cemetery contains six marked graves. It is likely at the location of the home site of Thomas J. Franklin.
|The George Home-place was built in 1909 by Alice Columbia Jett, the widow of Luther H. George.
|Gibeon Baptist Church
|Gibeon Baptist Church was formed in 1840. Many ancestors are buried in the cemetery there, including possibly Leroy O. Dameron.
|Hutchinson's Farm borders Enon Hall to the south and Tabbs Creek on the north. The farm has been in the Dameron family since the 1960's.
|Irvington Baptist Church
|Irvington Baptist Church grew out of Morattico Baptist. Luther H. George was buried in the cemetery before the church was built.
|Jones Family Cemetery
|The Jones Family Cemetery is on the land where Stanfield Jones lived until his death in 1875.
|Many of the early immigrants to the Northern Neck came through Kent Island, MD.
|A Baptist campground that opened in 1892. Isaac Henry Marsh assisted in the formation of the camp and worked there in the early years.
|Lebanon Baptist Church
|Lebanon Baptist Church formed in 1841 in Alfonso, Lancaster County. Many Bush and Haynie family members are buried in the cemetery there.
|Liberty Cemetery Company was charted in 1903 and has operated as a private cemetery ever since. John P. Barnes is buried there.
|The Northern Neck was first depicted in the 1608 map by John Smith. The Cuttatawomen, Wighcocomoco and Meraughtacun Indian tribe names still survive today with different spellings.
|Marsh Family Cemetery
|The Marsh Family Cemetery is the resting place of Isaac Henry Marsh and Mary Jane Marsh.
|Millenbeck was the seat of the Ball family in the Northern Neck for over 100 years. The site was first known as Quiacomock, the name of a nearby Indian town.
|Monaskon was mentioned in the 1702 will of David Fox, Jr. In the late 1970's Monaskon was purchased by Elton Ralph Dameron, Jr., 7th Great-Grandson of David Fox, Jr.
|Money in Virginia
|Before the US dollar British pounds and fiat currencies such as tobacco were commonly used in Virginia.
|Morattico Baptist Church
|Morattico Baptist Church is called the mother church of all Baptist churches in the Northern Neck. Many ancestors are buried here.
|European immigrants are often referred to as settling the Northern Neck, but the area was already inhabited by Native American tribes.
|A collection of family member obituaries taken from newspaper clippings and digital sources. Mostly siblings of direct ancestors.
|A collection of obituaries for non-family members and some very distant relatives.
|Peckatone Plantation was originally established by Henry Corbin in 1664. After the Civil War Samuel Redman Hardwick purchased the estate.
|A sample of plantations in Northern Neck including some estates that are still standing and others that have been lost to time.
|Politicians, Justices & Sheriffs
|A listing of individuals in the family tree that held prestigious offices in colonial Virgina. Also includes Burgesses, Councillers and a colonial Governor.
|Population totals across the Northern Neck counties every ten years since the beginning of the census in 1790.
|An incomplete listing of current and historic Post Offices in the Northern Neck taken from the United States Postal Service website.
|Ralph Dameron, Supervisor
|A collection of newspaper clippings from the term that Ralph Dameron served on the Lancaster County Board of Supervisors.
|The Redd House was the home of the George family after they departed the George Home-place. The farm is named after the previous owners.
|Reference Tables & DNA Notes
|Notes and charts for figuring out generation size, shared DNA and family relationships.
|Research Wish List
|A small list of brickwalls and missing documents that I need help in solving. Also includes a list of rare books and a list of family members that I would like to find more about.
|A listing of books and on-line resources I have found helpful in my family history research.
|Some brief notes on the history of Roddam Family of England which traces it's name back to 927 AD.
|The Royal Ancestry of Henry Fleet
|Henry Fleet the Immigrant (1603-1661) had many documented family connections to the plantagenet and norman kings with lines that can be traced back to Charlamange and many signers of the Magna Carta in 1215.
|Sisson Cottage 1893
|This group photo at the Sisson Cottage was taken during the second camp meeting at Kirkland Grove. Three generations of the Sisson family are depicted.
|St. Marys Whitechapel
|Saint Mary's Whitechapel was founded in 1669. Rev. Benjamin Doggett served as the first minister.
|Totuskey Baptist Church
|Organized in 1871, Hempsel Clarke, Anna Elizabeth Clark and John Taliaferro Sisson were three of the 16 founding members. Many family members are buried in the church cemetery.
|Totuskey Church Picnic
|This 1903 photograph made at the Totuskey Baptist Church Picnic includes many members of the Franklin and Bryant families. This is one of the few pictures of Columbus Bryant and the only known photograph of Bradley Bryant, brother of Louise Bryant.
|Totuskey Creek is a marshy body of water in Richmond County that flows into the Rappahannock River a mile east of Sharps.
|Towns and Villages
|A listing of towns and villages by county (does not include extinct place names).
|Photographs from the Bush Home-place and the Redd House that are waiting to be solved. Please help if you can.
|War of 1812
|The Northern Neck endured frequent coastal raids during the War of 1812. County Militia units were the only line of defense, but they were poorly equipped and often unable to prevent the British from burning homes and crops.
|White Stone Baptist Church
|White Stone Baptist Church was officially chartered in 1895 as an offshoot of Morattico Baptist Church. Fairfax Lewis and Zepporah Ella Hale are buried in the church cemetery.
|Wilder Family Cemetery
|The Wilder Family Cemetery in Irvington is the burial spot of Nancy Hammond and perhaps other Wilder ancestors in unmarked graves.