UPDATE: As of January 2018, I am working to add many more Upshaws and descendants to the database, In the last 15-20 years, sadly, many people have died and much of an additional generation can be added now to many family tree branches. On the positive side, a great deal of good information has been put on the Find-a-Grave site by many dedicated volunteers and it is a rich source of information on many Upshaw families. I have added hundreds of new people to my records and that is just a start; I have no idea when I will finish the update. But I am actively working on it again. The caveat still applies: I am still employed for another year or so, and have little time to handle correspondence; it may be weeks before I reply to you.
This website is dedicated to the memory of Nancy Morel Carter, who generously provided me with the massive initial family tree database which I have been adding to over the past 20 years. Her dedication in researching ALL the Upshaws was unparalleled. Sadly, Nancy lost her battle wtih cancer in 2010, and she is always in mind when I turn to working on Upshaw genealogy.
This page is offered as a home base for genealogists researching the Upshaw and related families. I have plenty of room to share if you have related records or pictures to include here. If you have questions about your ancestors, please note that the web family tree (see below) contains all the names and dates for individuals in my database as of Sept 2001. Also, due to the large volume of e-mail I receive, I regrettably cannot promise to reply in a timely fashion.
More information will be posted at a future date. Please send me any information that I don't have already on individuals in the Upshaw and related families, their siblings, children, ancestors or descendants!
And please join the UPSHAW-L mailing list for ongoing sharing of genealogy information (see below).
Finally, please send any info you have on the Upcher/Upsher/Upshere family in England, which I am collecting in a database in the hope that the overseas link from Essex, England to the Upshaw family of Virginia can eventually be proven.
I have also begun collecting information on the African-American Upshaws (see family tree below), but the information so far is scant and is not connected together well. Progress is slow; any such information you could share would also be helpful.
Graphic courtesy of Malcolm Felmingham
Praestat opes sapientia
-- Lenora Higinbotham Sweeny, "The Upshaw Family of Essex,"
William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 18, Series 2, 1938, p 64.
Upcher Sheringham Hall, Sheringham, Norfolk, England
(courtesy of Malcolm Felmingham)
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