continued…..Unveiling the First Africans in English America Next, we must explore the men who owned and captained the three intersecting ships on that fateful day. The San Juan Bautista was captained by the Don Manuel Mendez de Acuna. Known to be of the powerful Acuna family to which Don Diego Sarmiento de Acuna, the Count […]
About Kinfolk Detective
K I Knight
As a professional Genealogist and researcher the author believes, "If you CAN prove it, it's Genealogy, if you CAN'T, it's Mythology!" A statement that is frequently made among those who search the records of history looking for that all important clue. But, when a story appeared through the ashes of history that she couldn't shake she made the choice to write a Novel, the story, was too important.
Holding true to her background as a genealogist she based all the characters, scenes and locations on the historically documented evidence she discovered on her seven year journey.
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On this day, April 18, 1644 More than 500 settlers are killed in the second major Powhatan uprising. This event touched off a two-year war between Native Americans and the colonists up and down the James River, ending in the capture and execution of the Powhatan Chief Opechancanough.
This Bungalow style home was built in 1919 by Gus Hall, General Manager of South Lake Apopka Citrus Growers Association.
Gus Hall Citrus Fruits Gus Hall (1881-1956) began his long tenure in the citrus industry when he joined the South Lake Apopka Citrus Growers Association as General Manager in 1910. Under his leadership, South Lake grew from humble beginnings to an operation handling 641,000 boxes of fruit annually. One of Hall’s successful innovations while at […]
The following is a link to the List of the Living that was completed in February of 1623. This was after the Great Massacre of 1622, in March and after the plague, brought with the Abigail from England on December 20, 1622. http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/jamestown/census/1623cens.txt
The day would be like no other yet it started as every other had. The fields were active and the town was a bustle with merchants trading up and down the river as the natives began to arrive with their own trade. Then, like a bell tolling out, the natives turn savage mutilating one unsuspecting […]
Historians have long believed that the earliest documented Africans to arrive on American soil were brought in August of 1619, courtesy of a Dutch Captain. The evidence was confirmed in the earliest known count of the inhabitants of Virginia, known as the ‘List of the Living’, compiled after the Great Massacre of 1622. However, in […]
Discovering Margaret….. Twenty and Odd Africans arrive in Virginia in 1619. Most of their names are unknown, or quite possibly they were concealed. The less known about the incident would be best. The names we have are from the ‘List of the Living’ compiled after the Indian massacre of 1622. They were Angela, Anthony, Isabel, Frances, Peter, Anthony, […]