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Southside Virginia Families, Vol. #1


By: John Bennett Boddie, Pub. 1955, Reprinted 2019, 398 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-876-5.

The Tidewater area of Virginia was one of the early regions within the colonies that received large amounts of colonial settlers.  This set of books on the early families of this are among some of the most frequently consulted works on that area due to Mr. Boddie’s impressive and detailed research. The first volume in this valuable two-volume set contains genealogies of families from the early counties of Isle of Wight, Prince George, and Surry. The families covered are as follows: Allen, Bailey, Ballard, Barker-Bradford-Taylor, Batte, Bell, Bennett-Pierce, Bishop-Stokes, Blunt, Boyce-Scott-Tatum, Braswell, Biggs, Browne, Burges, Cato, Champion, Clark, Cocke, Cooke, Corker, Dixon, Eaton, Faulcon, Flake, Fort, Goodrich, Gordon, Graves-Hancock, Hamblin-Hamlin, Hancock, Hill, Hines, Howle, Irwin, Jennings-Hill, Johnston, Jones, Jordan, Lanier, Lewis, Long, Massengill, Norfleet, Overton-Harris-Day, Pitt, Plummer, Rudulph, Sitgreaves, Sledge, Smith, Sweeney, Tyrus, Weldon, West, and Whitmel.  The index to this volume has approximately 10,000 names.