This volume will be of great interest to anyone with Poquoson, York County, Virginia ancestors, and to any library, society or archive that collects Virginia-related material. This work greatly expands on the Holloway, Messick and Linton chapters of the Poquoson Watermen (pub. 1988). The Holloway family came to the Jamestown Colony in the 1620s, and eventually settled in what is now Poquoson, (then) York County, Virginia. The Messick and Linton families came before the War of 1812.
Every census record from 1790 to 1910 known to pertain to these Poquoson families has been abstracted and cited. The current volume brings each family from its earliest mention in the colonial era down to the present. Many female lines have been followed for one or more generations. The text is well illustrated with early photographs and includes a bibliography and an index of every individual known to be related by birth or marriage to the families studied in this volume. Most of the family photographs in this volume have never before been published.
This is Mr. Willett’s seventh volume of family history, and his fourth volume on the Messick area of Poquoson, York County, Virginia. Mr. Willett is related to most of the Poquoson families through his maternal Martin and Hopkins ancestors; he is a family history researcher and recognized authority on the Willett surname and on his maternal families of Poquoson, York County, Virginia.
Albert James Willett, Jr.
(2002, 2009), 2023, 5½x8½, paper, index, 472 pp.