It is always exciting when your genealogy research brings your family in (near) contact to major historical events and individuals. This post is about such a discovery!
Note: throughout this post are links to Wikipedia pages which are worth exploring in their entirety. I only capture here the elements required to provide context. I would review these in detail after reading this post.
The end of this post has links to two documents that were used to trace the family back to the origins of Virginia.