Family Tree

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This is a draft of the family tree prepared by Randy Merrill. Please bring corrections and additions to the meeting.

I always have trouble following our family lineage (and explaining it to younger members of our family) and finding specific individuals through multiple pages so I put together the attached based on the most recent information which I have in my files. Since the most recent info I have is largely 20 years old with some minor family updating, there is information missing – some recent generations, as well as middle names etc. This is meant to be a compact sheet (currently two pages) which hopefully is easy to follow (at least for me!).

Spouses are not shown except to the extent our direct family member is a female and her husband’s name then becomes the family name (the married name for female members is shown in brackets) or in some cases where a male name is joined with a female’s name and becomes a hyphenated name for the next generation.  To preserve space, Surnames are generally not repeated in family groupings.

The numbers after the names of the initial two generations refer back to the numbering system in the genealogy section of The Captives of Abb’s Valley. Our later generations can easily be grafted onto those numbers following the numbers I have placed by each name in order of birth. For example, my granddaughter, Tinsley Grace, becomes M65376311 as my mother is Sarah Harrison Merrill (# M65376), and I am her third child (# M653763). Michelle (Tinsley’s mom) is my first (and only) child (thus M6537631) and Tinsley is Michelle’s first (and only) child (thus M65376311). My mother’s number of M65376 +3 for me +1 for Michelle +1 for Tinsley.

Mount Prospect, Exum Lewis House, Edgecombe County, North Carolina

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This is the childhood home of William Caswell Sugg, Senior (Red) and his brother Joseph Speight Sugg (Joe).

Mount Prospect, also known as the Exum Lewis House, was a historic plantation house located near Leggett, Edgecombe County, North Carolina. It was built about 1772, and was a two-story, five bay, Late Georgian style frame dwelling. It had a Quaker Plan; two-story, 19th century addition; and a one-story hip roofed front porch. Also on the property are the contributing family cemetery, a smokehouse, barn, brick dairy, and office. The house burned and was torn down in 1976.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

For a detailed description from the historic register click here


Head Count needed for 2019 Virginia Reunion

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Hello VSLVA Family –

At the last meeting, Ben Merrill, David Merrill and I were asked to plan the 2019 VSLVA reunion. It is scheduled for Thursday – Sunday, June 20-23, 2019. We are strongly considering The Boar’s Head Resort in Charlottesville, VA.

Nothing is finalized yet. We need to get a “loose non-binding estimate” from each of you if you think you will attend and how many people will be in your party. We expect to have enough in the meeting budget to reimburse 2 or 3 nights lodging expense per shareholder family, depending on total atttendance. We also expect to provide hosted dinners on on Friday (casual cookout) and Saturday (dining room at Boars Head).

Please send me an email ASAP with just quick answers: THIS IS NOT A COMMITMENT! Just give your best guess!! But we need an idea. Thanks!!

Do you plan to attend the 2019 VSLVA reunion?

How many in your party plan to visit the property on Friday?

What are the names of potential attendees? Please include ages of any children under 21. i.e.

Ben Merrill, Chrissie Merrill, Caroline Merrill(8yrs) Benjamin Merrill (5yrs), Brooks Merrill(11mos)

Will you come for all 3 nights?

Would you prefer a king or double guestroom?

Is there anything special you would like us to plan/consider??

Other info:

Serviced by air- US Airways Express, United Express and Delta Connection serve the Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Airport, which is 10 miles north of the resort.

Dulles International Airport is about two hours away from the resort by car.

Richmond International Airport is about one hour and 25 minutes away from the resort by car.

Thanks and God bless you!

Sarah Merrill

swimsarah519 at gmail dot com

Train up a child in the way he should go and when he grows old, he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6

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