By Don Taylor
Continuing my research of Samuel Pankey (1739-1807) has led to my learning more about his wife, 4th great-grandmother Betsy Kinsey Binford. I learned of three additional Ancestors. They are the parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents of Betsy. The new ancestors include:
- 5th Great-grandfather: Thomas Binford & his wife, Elizabeth.
- 6th Great-grandfather: James Binford (wife unknown).
- 7th Great-grandfather: Anthony Binford (wife unknown).
I also learned that Betsy Kinsey Binford had at least six siblings. To wit:
- John Binford Married Susanne Ellyson.
- James Binford Married Margaret Mosby.
- Thomas Binford Married Judith Ladd
- Sarah Binford Married Amos Ladd
- William Binford Married Mary Peebles
- Priscilla Binford Married Benjamin Watkins
Betsy’s family was from Henrico County, Virginia Colony, near the Chickahominy Swamp. The swamp is formed by the Chickahominy River, an 87-mile-long river. It rises about 15 miles northeast of Richmond and flows to the James River.[i]
I also learned of several more property transfers for Samuel Pankey and his father, Stephen Pankey. Additionally, I learned that Samuel Pankey received the authority to build a grist mill.
New lines of research.
I learned of several original documents I should search for, mostly at Powhatan County. Finally, I learned of three other books I should look at for further research of the Binford line.
Finding the names of four more ancestors and the names of a dozen 5th Great aunts and uncles is a good day. As is usually the case, after spending a day or two researching, I find clues to many more days of research.
George Edward Pankey, John Pankey of Manakin Town, Virginia, and His Descendants: Descendants and Connections of His Son Stephen Pankey, Sr., of Lucy’s Springs, Chesterfield County, Virginia (Lousiana: Ruston, 1969), Page 50 – Samuel Pankey (Continued). Personal Library.