Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Volume 1, May 1992-Feb 1993


In 1992, following the publication of her award-winning book of the same name, Virginia Hutcheson Davis launched Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy. Devoted to new research and information concerning Tidewater Virginia, Mrs. Davis' periodical would focus on Tidewater counties lying north of the James River, namely, Caroline, Charles City, Elizabeth City, Essex, Gloucester, Hanover, Henrico, James City, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond, Warwick, Westmoreland, and York. Cognizant of the number of Tidewater counties that have lost their records to courthouse fires, war, and the ravages of time, Virginia Davis started her quarterly magazine in order to preserve or make accessible any number of records that had never before been published. Now in its sixth year of publication, Tidewater Virginia Families is widely recognized as the best new source of valuable genealogical findings for Virginia's oldest area of settlement. Each volume is perfect bound and contains complete name indexes to the contents of all four issues. The five volumes range over Bible records, lists of marriages, abstracts of deeds and wills, military records, tax records and tithables, guardianship records, parish registers, tombstone inscriptions, and so on. Mrs. Davis has also sprinkled the magazine with a variety of methodological essays germane to the Tidewater region, including tracing Virginia ancestors, county and parish formation, records pertaining to "burned counties," vital statistics, map collections, and places of note.

Finally, each of the following families is featured in the tables of contents to the first twenty issues of the magazine: Alford, Blakey, Bland, Bradway, Broche, Brown, Burruss, Butler, Byrom, Carr, Carter, Catesby, Cathon, Catlett, Chiles, Clements, Cock, Cole, Downer, Drake, Dunbar, Eubank, Faulkner, Garrett, Hargrave, Harrison, Herring, Higby, Hill, Hockaday, Howerton, Hubbard, Hudgins, Jones, Ladd, Latham, Lewis, Lumpkin, McAdam, Macon, Medlicott, Morris, Moseley, Munday, Page, Parrish, Rogers, Ross, Sanders, Shadwick, Spiller, Stiff, Taylor, Utie-Otey, Vaughan, Walden, Washington, Watkins, Williams, and Winston.

Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis

(1999), 2013, 5¾x8, paper, index, 232 pp.

ISBN: 9781585496617