Kennon Family Genealogy

Purchase of “The Neck” The early history of the Kennons in Virginia is sketchy at best. Some facts are well known and documented, such as the marriage of Richard Kennon to Elizabeth Worsham, and Richard’s purchase of the land known then as “the Neck.” Anecdotal references to Richard may be found in a variety of […]

Worsham Family Genealogy: Will of Elizabeth Worsham Eppes

Will of Elizabeth Worsham Eppes, mother of Elizabeth Worsham Kennon of Old Brick House as recorded in the Henrico Co., VA, Court Order Book 1678-1693, pp 59-60, from Worsham and Washum Family History NOTE: The Worshams were early settlers in the Bermuda Hundred area. After William Worsham the immigrant died, his wife Elizabeth (maiden name […]

Remembering Christmas in the Colony of Virginia

Christmas is come, hang on the pot, Let spits turn round, and ovens be hot; Beef, pork, and poultry, now provide To feast thy neighbors at this tide; Then wash all down with good wine and beer, And so with mirth conclude the Year. – Virginia Almanac (Royle), 1765 The holidays were celebrated with great […]

Our Ongoing Projects

We have quite a few projects underway here at the Old Brick House. Here’s a brief sampling of what we have going on: Gravestone Preservation Project: Headed up by JoAn Jones, with estimated completion in August 2018. Designated donations are welcome and will go toward covering the expenses of the archeological study, plinth construction, relocation […]