Selected Early Blackman Families of England, Virginia and North Carolina
Selected Early Blackman Families of England, Virginia and North Carolina.
The family name BLACKMAN has deep roots in the colonial period of America. Some of the earliest of that namesake appear in records about 1620. The authors have chosen to trace the family and descendants of Jeremiah Blackman, the mariner, who first appeared in Virginia records in 1628 as the master of a the vessel Roebuck of London. The records for this family are searched assiduously in both English sources as well as colonial Virginia and North Carolina. This is a wonderful piece of scholarship and excellent example of what can be done with a disparate number of sources. Although the family begins its colonial experience in the earliest Virginia counties (primarily Henrico and Charles City), it quickly fans out into neighboring regions of Virginia and into North Carolina, especially modern-day Johnston county, North Carolina. [N.B.] All royalties from the sale of this book have been donated to benefit the Boy's Farm, Inc., Newberry, S.C.