Here is some more information about the Surry Co., VA Stringfellows.
"p. 50 4 May 1686...William Peacock gives Richard Stringfellow one black cow & calfe and a brown Heyfer. William (X) Peacock."
This would have been a few years after the widow Jane Harris Stringfellow married Evan Humpheys. Why would Mr. Peacock be giving Jane's young Stringfellow son livestock? I wonder if William Peacock is a relative of some kind--through the Harrises or Stringfellows perhaps. Have any of you Stringfellow descendants come across the Peacock family before?
Also, I have previously seen abstracts showing that Richard Stringfellow sold the land in Surry Co., VA that he inherited from his grandfather Harris through his mother Jane Harris Stringfellow in 1707. But I guess I had never seen a complete record:
(p. 380) 17 Nov 1707...Richard Stringfellow and wife Susannah Stringfellow of Lawnes Creek Parish to Thomas Deren (Drew?) for 6000 pounts tobacco... 145 acres
Wit": William Deren (Drew?), John Dren and Robert (X) Umphrey
Rec> 18 Nov 1707
Richard (X) Stringfellow
Susanna (X) Stringfellow
So Richard Stringfellow interacted with at least one of his Humphreys half-brothers into adulthood.
After I posted an earlier message showing that Samuel Blackgrove of Surry Co., VA left a bequest for a Sarah "Strinkfeler" in his will dated 1728, I looked on this bulletin board and found that several people mentioned a William Stringfellow of King George Co., VA whose first wife was supposed to have been Mary Blackgrove. Given that there aren't that many Stringfellows or Blackgroves, finding another Stringfellow/Blackgrove connection in early VA seems like an amazing coincidence, if there is not some real link.
Brent Holcomb, author of "Ancestors and Descendants of Charles Humphries (d. 1837) of Union District, South Carolina 1677-1984" has told me that there was a William Stringfellow in Chester Co., S.C. in 1830. Is anyone familiar with him? Charles Humphries, probably a grandson of Evan and Jane Humphreys, and many of his descendants lived in Chester Co., SC from about 1779 on.
The connection between Evan Humphries and the next generation of Humphries is likely, but not supported by direct proof at this time. Finding that Evan's descendants interacted with Stringfellow relatives over the next generation or two would strengthen the case that Evan is progenitor of this Humphries family in America.
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