I just got DeedMapper in mid-February and have not had time to do much with
it yet. However, one of the areas I'm interested in is the area of Lunenburg
Co VA from the Middle Fork of the Meherrin River west into Charlotte Co.
I have concentrated until now on tracking down records from the Edgefield
District of South Carolina, many of which belong to people who came from
Lunenburg. I have now "moved back" to Lunenburg itself and am just beginning
to learn the ins and outs of Virginia deeds and patents. I don't feel
capable of offering much in the way of help since I don't know much about VA
records, but I would be happy to order copies of Lunenburg or Charloote deeds
and share results with those who are also researching this area.
I feel almost overwhelmed at learning a whole new area, and I don't have a
lot of time because of work constraints. But I would be delighted to help out
in any way possible. The direct line family I'm researching in Lunenburg is
the JOHNSON family descending from Joseph who came from Goochland about 1746
with his brother Isaac. His children intermarried with the WILLINGHAMs,
WOODs, MELONEs, FOSTERs, SULLIVANTS and other families I have not yet been
able to identify. if someone with more knowledge of the area would like to
suggest what I can contribute to this research, I would welcome the
suggestion and be happy to contribute what I can.
I am eager to learn how to use DeedMapper (I did manage to "draw" one plat so
far) but I haven't tried putting it together with other from a neighborhood.
David JOHNSON, my direct ancestor, had land he got from Josiah Shipp on
Crupper Run, I believe.