Extensive, unpublished notes of Blanche Adams Chapman, once a researcher in the Library of Congress, who spent years examining court records of several Virginia counties.
Her published works are "Abstracts of Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight, 1647-1800," published 1938; "Marriages of Isle of Wight, 1628-1800," published 1933; "Marriages of Southampton County," published 1948; "Wills and Administrations of Elizabeth City County, 1688-1800," published 1941; "Surry County Records, 1652-1672," and "Wills and Administrations of Surry County, Virginia, 1671-1730."
Blanche Adams Chapman was born in 1895 in Newport News, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Carter Adams. She married Lewis Chapman and moved to Isle of Wight, where she died July 22, 1958, at age 63 and was buried in Ivy Hill Cemetery.
(Courtesy of "Unpublished Notes Found In Attic" by Daily Press columnist Virginia H. Rollings dated June 5, 1999)