The Mayes, Harris and Tucker families are connected to the Pentecosts. It was my understanding that the maps and many articles which would place these properties were destroyed during the Civil War period. It would be interesting to know if any of the materials survived. Our goal is to learn more about the Pentecost family in Virginia, and to place George Pentecost in England before he came to America. George lived in Prince George Co.....probably that area later became Dinwiddie Co., but I don't know if they moved or that area again changed counties and bedame Brunswick. Scarborough Pentecost is believed to be the son of George Pentecost also....though we have not found any document that directly links him. Also, Dorsey Pentecost who went to Pennsylvania from Virginia is thought to be son of George. Also Mary Pentecost who married Col. John Rees is thought to be dau. of George P. They moved to the Santee River in South Carolina. Some mention is made of the possibility of Anne having married and also moved to South Carolina, though I have never found any documentation on her. The only evidence we have for Dorsey P. is documentation that his sister was Lucy Pentecost who married Col. Joseph Beckett. They lived in Westmoreland Co. Pennsylvania. William Pentecost (the only proven son of George) and Jane married Phoebe Traylor. His son William moved to Georgia.
Several of the children of George and Jane Pentecost : William, Anne, Elizabeth and Lucy are registered in the Bristol Parish Register. Then George and Scarborough (my ancestor) are on a list in the mid 1770's in St. Andrew's Parish (which followed the lines of Brunswick Co. Did that area change from Prince George to Dinwiddie then to Brunswick Co.? We have not found anything more on Elizabeth.
Scarborough P. had a son named Francis and he died young leaving at least two children: Scarborough (who moved to Madison Co. Tenn) and Nancy who married a Lewis and lived in Petersburg, Va. All but one of this Scarborough Jr.'s children moved into Mississippi. There are over 10 or more Scarborough Pentecosts scattered about who descend from Scarborough Sr. There is a list of 16 of them on Pentecost.org, but some of them are duplications.
If you find any document which lists a Pentecost coming over on a ship...I would be estatic! Where did these other families come from in England? I can only presume that the Pentecosts come from there too, but at least it would be a good place to start looking in England.
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