THE EASLEY FAMILY PAGE

             

THE GENEALOGY OF ROBERT (ROBIN) EASLEY, THE FRENCH HUGUENOT IMMIGRANT, AND ANN PARKER,

THROUGH GEORGE WOODSON EASLEY AND DELLA JEANETTE WHITTON AND THEIR FAMILY


     VIRGINIA ANCESTORS

ROBERT EASLEY, JOHN EASLEY AND WARHAM EASLEY  (1668-1790)

Virginia Counties and Our Family Residents


Henrico Parish-County, Henrico County, which became Goochland in 1727, Cumberland in 1748 and Powhatan since 1777

Families of Henrico Parish:  Easley, Parker, Benskin, Warham, Woodson, Powell, Tucker

Robert Easley's, The Immigrant, Land Grant


Robert's and Ann's Home Site 

The knoll above the Falls is where the recent Manor Home is for golf guests.  Most likely the homes were built upon the old dwellings or nearby.  This knoll is as described above the Falls in the deed of Robert Easley.

...and had a patent jointly with Thomas Jefferson [grandfather of President Thomas Jefferson], Thomas Turpin and John Archer for 1,500 acres on Fine Creek, in Henrico County, which became Goochland in 1727, Cumberland in 1748 and Powhatan since 1777, for bringing 18 people to dwell in colony (Book -10, page 378, Cradle of the Republic)."

Note:  Out of the 1,500 acres owned by four individuals posted above, Robert Easley was owner of 900 acres of the patent at the time of his will and subsequent death in 1711/12.

 

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1. Fine Creek Falls, Easley Home Site

 

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2. Geological Flat Rock Around Fine Creek, Easley Home Site

 

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3. Fine Creek Down Stream From Falls 4. View of Two Armory Buildings and Manor 5. Saint James Church

 

6. My dream was to stand on Robert's and Ann's Home Site.  I believe I have done just that.

 

1.  These three photos are views of the fine Creek Falls.  Robert's deed starts above the falls and one of the deed partners, Turpin, owned the quarter deed south of the falls and partner Thomas Jefferson (President's grand-father) owned the quarter north and I'm not sure where Artcher's quarter was.  The Turpins stayed on the original deed land for many years as evidenced by the old grave yard.

2.  The geological structure of flat rocks have prevented a significant change in the creek's course over time, so one can imagine that those of the 17th century experienced the same beautiful creek views.

3.  This photo is the creek down stream a bit where the creek slows on its way to the James River.

4.  In the early 1800s, the government built an armory to produce ammunition; however an epidemic killed most of the slaves working on the project and the government abandoned the project.  You can see the restored buildings in the photo.

5.  The Saint James Church is now a Baptist Church.  The graveyard is of the 1800s; however, an old map showed the church present as the Saint James Parish and the land adjacent to Robert Easley's land.  Most likely several churches have been built on this same site over several hundred years..

6.  How astounding that this pristine land is still so untouched.  Truly over several hundred years, it has remained as it was.

The Armory Golf Course is not like most business courses.  The developers have taken decades to prepare the site as a unique testimony to the game.  Once again, the Fine Creek Falls will be kept in its natural state of nature.

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

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