Grandparents – Nicholas Martiau, French Huguenot and Jamestown Settler, 1620

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Golden and Belcher family history — grandparents that you may not know that you have.

Nicholas Martiau Captain and Virginia Burgess Nicholas Martiau (1591-1657) settled at Jamestown in 1620 and was in the first Virginia House of Burgesses (legislature).

>>> I am related to this grandfather via my grandmother Readie Mae Belcher Golden (1907-1993) … married to Henry Roosevelt Golden (1904-1987).

>>> Trivia note: President and General George Washington also descends from Nicholas Martiau.

GEN 12 — Captain and Burgess Nicholas Martiau (1591-1657), born in France, was a French Huguenot (Protestant), who settled at Jamestown in 1620 during the second wave of settlers.

Yorktown, Virginia sits on the former estate of Nicholas Martiau and there is a monument to commemorate ‘York’s founding’.

LINE OF DESCENT

GEN 11 — Elizabeth Martiau (1625-1686) … married to George Reade (1608-1671)

GEN 10 — Mildred Reade (1643-1686) … married to Augustine Warner (1642-1681)

GEN 9 — Elizabeth Warner (1672-1720) … married to John Lewis (1669-1725)

GEN 8 — Martha Anne Lewis (1712-1764) … married to William M. Clay (1709-1774)

GEN 7 — Mary E. Clay (1735-1793) … married to Isham Belcher (1732-1798)

GEN 6 — Richard B. Belcher (1766-1829)

GEN 5 — John Horton Belcher, Sr. (1797-1882)

GEN 4 — John Horton Belcher, Jr. (1831-1912)

GEN 3 — Thomas R. Belcher (1852-1922)

GEN 2 — John Allen Belcher (1875-1957)

GEN 1 — Readie Mae Belcher Golden (1907-1993) … married to Henry Roosevelt Golden (1904-1987)

GEN Father — John Henry Golden (1934-2001)

GEN Current — William Golden (1956-still drinking coffee … as of 2017)


You are welcome to add to or to correct this story by contacting: Bill Golden, Norfolk1956@gmail.com

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