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March 27, 2019 / Joanne Yeck

Book News: “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way”

The Spring 2019 issue of Central Virginia Heritage, published by the Central Virginia Genealogical Association, is now available and includes my article “Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way: Dissecting Last Wishes in Three Buckingham County.”  In it, I expand on the Slate River Ramblings series “Buckingham County Notables “The Allens of Hunts Creek.”

The essay opens, “The patriarch of this Allen line, Capt. William Allen (1692–1751/1752), born in eastern Virginia, was destined to become one of the founders of the newly formed Albemarle County. Sometime after the spring of 1720 and following the death of his first wife, Hannah, Allen left New Kent County, Virginia, and moved westward to Fine Creek in Goochland County. There, his neighbor was Peter Jefferson, the father of President Thomas Jefferson. Together, Allen and Jefferson served the county as Gentleman Justices. . . .”

Print copies are now available at Amazon: Central Virginia Heritage, Spring 2019


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  1. Joanne Yeck / Mar 27 2019 1:19 pm

    Thanks, Jean.

    Here’s hoping Slate River Ramblings readers are inspired to share their genealogically-related articles in Central Virginia Heritage.


    PS: Jean can be reached at Central Virginia Genealogy Society. Here’s how:

    “We encourage you to submit articles via email to the CVGA Board at, or in print to Central Virginia Genealogical Association, PO Box 5583, Charlottesville, VA 22905-5583.”

  2. Jean L. Cooper / Mar 27 2019 9:43 am

    I have to say that I enjoyed this article, even as I was formatting it into the newsletter.
    Great work, Joanne!

    As the editor, I’m looking for more great articles for future issues of the Central Virginia Heritage.

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