What is it which causes one to leave their native land and migrate elsewhere, to change centuries of tradition and life-styles? Religious Persecution, starvation, tyranny, all of these stirred persons to immigrate to America. But are you aware of how your ancestors played a pivotal part in history? These articles feature families never written about, yet who made history!
Monday, December 10, 2012
Richard Cole in Westmoreland County, Virginia named his plantation "Salisbury Park" and in 1674 gave instructions that his coat-of-arms be stamped in brass on his tombstone and that it be a slab of black marble, engraved in metal, which marble should be purchased in England after his death, brought over, and laid on the spot where he desired his body be buried.
Map of Coles Point, Virginia.