Salmon/Sammon Family of Virginia!

I think I am getting a breakthrough on our Sammon family line today! I have traced our Sammon/Salmon family back to a James Salmon born 1675 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Then this morning I found a Joseph Salmon that was a Isle of Wight County Burgess in 1641 and a commander of the county in 1641-42! It looks very promising that this could be our immigrant ancestor! I have more research to do, but it is pretty exciting as this Joseph Salmon was probably well-to-do and part of the beginnings of the Isle of Wight County, Virginia!

Below is taken from…


Assembled January 12thJames City: Captain Robert Hutch inson, Mr. Francis Fowler, Mr. John White, Mr. Thomas Hill,
Mr. Richard Richards, Mr. Ferdinand Franklin, Mr. Jeremie Clement, Mr. Thomas Follis, Mr. William Butler.
Henrico: Mr. John Baugh, Mr. Francis Fulford.
Charles City: Mr. Walter Aston, Mr. Joseph Jackson, Mr. Walter Chiles.
Charles River: Captain Richard Townsend, Mr. George Ludlowe, Mr. George Worleigh.
Warwick River: Mr. Thomas Barnett, Mr, William Whittbey.
Isle of Wight: Captain John Upton, Mr. Joseph Salmon, Mr. George Harddie.
Upper Norfolk: Captain Daniel Coogan [Gookin], Mr. John Carter.
Lower Norfolk: Captain John Shipsie [Sibsie], Mr. John Hill, John Sidney
Elizabeth City: Mr. John Branch, Mr. Flo. Payne.
Accomack: Mr. John Wilkins, Mr. John Neale.

Source: A manuscript, evidently of contemporary date, which contains the list of members and some of the acts of a session of Assembly begun January 12, 1641, has just been presented to the Virginia Historical Society. It was picked up in Virginia during the Civil War. This session is not mentioned in Hening.




About Teresa Hamilton/Pepper Rust

Married to Brad Rust for 41 years. Mother of two lads and two lasses and the gran of Aidan and Jacob Wesley. My current hobbies are family history research and blogging. I love reading, especially history, and British 18th and 19th Century literature. I really like traveling and look forward to new travel adventures!
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2 Responses to Salmon/Sammon Family of Virginia!

  1. Abbie Rust says:

    These posts are very well written =]

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