Admittedly, I’m not the traditional Thanksgiving Day observer. As I sit here tonight, relaxing after enjoying movies and junk food with the kids, my mind landed on the WINGFIELD WHITLOCK Slave Ancestors of Virginia. Connected to my family line, I have no idea how much of their bloodline departed Hanover VA with Thomas WINGFIELD in 1783 in-route to Washington-Wilkes GA. 23 Slave Ancestors counted as WINGFIELD’s property are evidence my lineage didn’t begin in 1783 Wilkes County GA, so I can certainly count among these souls DNA Ancestors.
DNA connections don’t really matter much tonight. On a day when we traditionally draw family close, my Ancestors deserve a home here, among kin who shared common experiences and a descendant doing all she can to restore and preserve their legacy.
Slave names and data transcribed here are in alphabetical order accompanied by the names of slaves from the wills of Thomas WINGFIELD (1837) and Martha WHITLOCK (1825).
Peace and ease WINGFIELD WHITLOCK Ancestors. Thankful to have you home.