Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

meant what they said, said what they meant

a new map

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I started this one as a “study” of the Back Swamp area of Nansemond… but for a while I have been intrigued with the idea of mapping the entire colonial county … resurrecting it from the ashes as it were. It has been thoroughly burned three times in its history. It is the worst of the worst “burned counties” and has even been trashed as a county by ending its name and calling it by a town’s name… all for the purpose of collecting taxes from the farmers for the city folk (in my humble opinion).

But to “toot my own horn” a bit… this bit of mapping takes on a new level of accuracy. I have been doing this for over ten years and my “methods” have improved. Now I make a “data sheet” for each colonist from the Library of Virginia and any other pertinent source I can muster up. All of which will allow anyone to “check” my data… Which is the very essence of true genealogy.

Check over to the right under Pages… feel free to ignore my rants about politicians… I can’t help myself, its like some sort of Touretts symdrome.

Written by anderson1951

February 18, 2022 at 6:33 am

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  1. Love the new map! I see an ancestor of my late partner: James Norfleet, 527 acres 1763. There were a lot of Norfleets, some who intermarried. I’m sure you can come up with a clever remark!



    February 18, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    • Glad to see that it can zoom in… I wuz curious if it could be read. You can zoom in further by using Cntr + or Comm + on a mac. If you have aa teeney computer screen just use a lot of pluses ++++++++++.

      The Isle of Wight map needs a re-work. I will soonly offer up a Southampton map… pretty excited about that one; it has many of the folks I consider “kin” such as Brantleys, Pitmans, and God only knows who else.



      February 18, 2022 at 1:58 pm

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