Friday, August 26, 2016


NYPL Digital Collections. Yorktown, VA. 1902.
Yorktown, Virginia is on our list for an end-of-summer visit. As a reminder, Yorktown was founded by my 10th-great-grandfather Nicolas Martiau. This was also the site of the Battle of Yorktown, the last major land battle of the American Revolution. My 6th-great-grandfather Joseph Thornhill Sr died at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781.

I am interested to see the historic waterfront town which was once part of the Martiau plantation, a 1300 acre land patent issued in 1630.

This part of Virginia also features prominently for other lines in the family. It will be interesting to see Yorktown in person, and of course, I will post pictures here.

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