HISTORICAL & GENEALOGY OF THE WOODSONS AND THEIR CONNECTIONS by Henry Morton Woodson. Abraham Michaux was an inscribed member of the French Huguenot Church in Amsterdam on 28 Jan 1691. The Michaux family left Amsterdam on 8 May 1701 for London.
The book states that there is a Michaux family Bible and Prayer Book in the Episcopal Seminary, Alexandria, VA. [There is a Bible but it has no real genealogy value and lists no births, deaths, marriages, with the exception of inside the back cover is written "Paul Micaux Was born In ye year of our Lord 1078, March 17th". This statement is meaningless unless the writer intended to say he was born in 1708.]
THE DOUGLAS REGISTER lists Abra. Michaux in a list of French Protestant Refugees (Hugenots) in Henrico, Virgina. The list is assigned to the period 1714. Shows Abraham with wife, 4 sons, 6 daughters.
HUGUENOT EMIGRATION TO VIRGINIA, COMPILED FOR THE VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY BY R. A. BROCK, GPC, 1966, pp.165-166. In listing the Descendants of Bartholomew Dupuy, Asa Dupuy (1817-1884) was married (1) to a Michaux and the footnote says she was a descendant of Abraham Michaux from Sedan France.
"...whose will is of record in Henrico county court, July, 1717. Legatees--wife, Susanna
A deed in Cumberland Co dated 27 Oct 1760, shows that Abraham Michaux made a will 13 May 1717. Children of Abraham were Jacob, John, Paul, James, Magdalene, Susanna, & Olive Judith who married Anthony Morgan after his death. Morgan had since departed this life leaving Elizabeth, wife of John Minter, and Agnes, wife of Benjamin Clopton. [There was also a son named Abraham as proved by Deed in Goochland Co VA DB 5, p.5]
CAVALIERS & PIONEERS; Vol III,
p.98 2 Nov 1705 574 acres in Henrico Co South side of James & both sides of lower Manakin Towne Crk. Import of 12 persons.
[This land was sold: Deed #17 1 April 1707 Abraham MICHAUX of King William Parish, Henrico County,to Rane LAFORCE, of Henrico Parish, Henrico County, for 11,574 lbs, as by patent 2 Nov 1705 granted to said Michaux, being on south side of James River on both sides of Lower Manakin Town Creek. Wit: Joseph Pleasants, John Cox Recorded 1 Apr 1707.]
p.139 27 Jan 1713 850 acres Henrico Co, South side of James. Adj. Mr. Charles Fleming on the river. Import of 9 persons. [See patent to son-in-law Anthony Morgan 27 Sep 1729]
p.181 23 Mar 1715 230 acres Henrico, South side James adj. Capt Abraham Salle; on North side lower Manakin Crk on line of Bartholomew Dupee. Part of 1st 5000 acres surveyed for the French Refugees.
Will of Abraham Micaux, Henrico Co Book 1714-1718, p.187. States he was born in the City of Cedent [Sedan] France in 1672; now of Henriico County, Virginia. Son Jacob to have 200 acres of tract I live on to be laid off at upper end. Son John to have 100 acres of same tract adjacent to Jacob. Son Abraham, 100 acres adjacent John. Wife Susanna the plantation on which I now live with 100 acres to return to my son John Paul Michaux. My three eldest daughters, Anne, JaneMagdalin, & Susanna, 300 acres to be laid off at the lower end. To Daughter Olive Judi the remaining part on one side or other of the plantation. To wife Susanna my land and plantation at Manakin Town, 233 acres with privilege to make sale of the same to purchase slaves which after her decease return to my three youngest daughters: Elizabeth, AnnMadlin, & Easter Mary. Susanna & son Jacob to be Executrix & Executor. Dated 13 May 1717. Wit: John Atkinson, Bartholomew C. Cox. Recorded by the Court on 5 Aug 1717.
Goochland Co VA Deed Book 4:
p.5 29 Dec 1741 Abraham Michaux sold 100 acres to Robert Burton; land patented by his father and left to him by Will. Jacob Michaux was one of the witnesses. States that this land was patented by Abraham's father and left to him by Will.
p.48 5 Mar 1741 Samuel Atkinson sold 50 acres to Jacob Michaux
p.123 25 Jun 1742 John Adkinson sold 49 acres to Jacob Michaux. The Adkinson land [200 acres] had been left the four heirs of Thomas Atkinson.
p.191 10 May 1743 Jacob Michaux bought the remaining 100 acres from John and Samuel Atkinson.
p.353 20 Mar 1743 Paul Michaux witnessed a deed of John Nichols to Richard Owen
Deed Book 5:
p.279 24 Mar 1744 Inventory of estate of Jacob Michaux, dec'd.
Source: S231 Abbreviation: Ancestry of William Clopton Title: Lucy Lane Erwin, The Ancestory of William Clopton of York County, Virginia, (Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Publishing Co., Inc., 1939) Repository: #R10 Call Number: CS/71/C641/1939
Repository: R10 Name: NEHGS Lending Library Address: New England Historic Genealogical Society Address 1: New England Historic Genealogical Society Note: 2008. No longer lends books, available only at the Library.
Source: S234 Abbreviation: The Douglas Register Title: Edited by W. Mac Jones, The Douglas Register. Detailed record of Births, Marriages, Deaths.....as kept by the Rev. William Douglas, from 1750 to 1797. [Note: Douglas went to Goochland in 1750 but did not start the Registter until 1756.] An Index of Goochland Wills. Notes on the French-Huguenot Refugees who lived in Manakin-Town. (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore Reprinted 1985; Original, 1928. c1966) Available online at Ancestry.com by subscription. Note: Copies sent by Jean B. Willis (1977 printing) CONT National Genealogical Society Lending Library (1985 Printing) CONT Also available at FHC in Montgomery Repository: #R3 Page: p.372-373
Repository: R3 Name: My Files Address:
Source: S587 Abbreviation: Genealogies of Virginia Families Title: Introduction John Frederick Dorman; Index by Carol Lee Ford, Genealogies of Virginia Families From the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine. Vol I: Adams-Clopton (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1982) Repository: #R12 Page: Vol I, p.850-865
Repository: R12 Name: Birmingham Public Library-Tutwiler Collection Address: 2100 Park Place CONT Birmingham, AL 35203 Address 1: 2100 Park Place City: Birmingham State: AL Postal Code: 35203 Note: M-T 9AM-8PM CONT W-Sa 9AM-6PM CONT Su 2PM-6PM Phone Number: 205-226-3665
Source: S802 Abbreviation: Virginia Genealogies Title: Genealogies of Virginia Families IV; "The Huguenot Abraham Michaux & Descendants" (Geanealogy.com Online Library.) Repository: #R6 Page: No. 1, p.325
Michaux’s Grant Family Cemetery, Powhatan County, VA
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The Michaux Family Cemetery at Michaux’s Grant is located east of 522 and just south of the James River in Powhatan Co., VA in a subdivision called Michaux’s Grant Farms.
The family did not use engraved headstones until the time of the Civil War. Between 9 to 12 Fieldstones were use to mark graves, but often the family just knew where someone was buried. Over the years, that information has been lost. Some of those reported to be buried in the cemetery are Abraham Michaux and his wife Susanne Rochet Michaux, their son Jacob Michaux and his wife Judith Woodson, their son Jacob Michaux whose wife was Sally Neville (she is believed to have remarried and is not buried there), their son Jacob Michaux and his wife Mary Ann Elizabeth Woodson. Other children of these couples may also be buried there, as well as the family slaves and local Indians.
The Headstones are as follows:
Marian Michaux Word
born April 5, 1859
died September 7, 1885
Fannie A. Michaux
died March 20, 1890
Richard H. Ludlam
born May 9, 1848
died September 20, 1908
William Walthall Michaux
July 30, 1864 - June 16, 1944
Byrd Sublett Michaux
September 28, 1869 - March 31, 1962
Frank E. Michaux
born Oct. 29, 1888
died March 9, 1890
A Sleep in Jesus
Page D. Michaux
September 27, 1901
May 9, 1919
Miller Woodson Michaux
Feb 16, 1892
November 6, 1961
Frances Howell Michaux
Wife of Miller Woodson Michaux
March 16, 1899
December 19, 1918
Cora Ludlam Michaux
August 29, 1851
October 19, 1930
W. R. Michaux
November 11, 1889
December 3, 1911
Waddy Thompson Michaux
April 8, 1848
January 13, 1920
Joseph N. Michaux
April 6, 1865
Aged 20 years
A brave soldier and
Christian. One of pure
of heart who shall see God.
Sleep in Jesus
Robert and Kate Dunn
born August 28, 1860
died September 25, 1863
Age 3 yrs and 28 days
In the 1990s a monument was placed in the center of the cemetery by Richard A. Michaux that reads:
In Memory Of
born 1672 Sedan, France
died 1717 Michaux Grant, Powhatan Co., VA
and his wife
born 1676 Sedan, France
died 1741 Michaux Grant, Powhatan Co., VA
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Abraham by comparing test results with other
carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Abraham:
The copied and pasted material has a copyright notice included stating not to do so without permission which is not noted. This will need to be removed. Also, a space page for the cemetery would be a great place to list all of the headstones.
see p 229... named in his will, probated in Henrico County, July 1717:
"Wife, Jacob, John, Paul, Abraham, Anne, Jane, Magdalene, Susanna, Judith, Elizabeth, Amanda, and Esther; Jacob married Judith Woodson and had four children — Jacob, Joseph, Elizabeth and Judith, and from this last Jacob, grandson of the immigrant, are descended all who bear the Michaux name in Virginia)"
Obviously, not all that is in the will, but the source isn't clear - I think list of legatees from will ends at the semicolon (after Esther).
Michaux-47 and Michaux-3 appear to represent the same person because: Same dates of and places of birth and death. Same spouse. Spouse needs to be merged. Children are not the same and need to be sorted out. Please consider merging.