Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Volume 1


This is the first volume of a planned series of Colonial Families of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The first volume is devoted to the works of Mary Frances Carey, whereas subsequent volumes also include the works of Barry Miles and M. K. Miles. Mary Frances has devoted many years to research of early Accomack County families and is in the process of turning over her research to Barry and M. K., whose collaboration has generated a database of Accomack County families. The database initially focused on the upper portion of Accomack County, but it has expanded into the rest of Accomack and Northampton Counties.

These three individuals have over twenty-five years of experience each with Accomack County families and the various local records, cemeteries, and people still living in Accomack County. Mary Frances has researched and locally printed over forty family booklets, and, with Barry and M. K., she has published the Tombstone Inscriptions of Upper Accomack County, Virginia. The Miles team published the Marriage Records of Accomack County, Virginia, 1854-1896 in 1997 and the Abstract of the Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia, 1800-1860 in 2000. They have also assembled over 40,000 names in a genealogy database representing hundreds of Accomack families.

This volume is devoted to families of Accomack and Northampton Counties including descendants of: James Bonnewell, Richard Bundick, William Mason, Edward Thornton, Henry Trader/Armitrader, and Henry Wright. A full-name and place index adds to the value of this work.

Mary Frances Carey, Barry W. Miles and Moody K. Miles

(2004, 2013), 2019, 5½x8½, paper, index, 250 pp.

ISBN: 9781680347333