Category Archives: Henry Clay Village

The Brandywine Manufacturers’ Sunday School

By | 5 April 2014

I’ve written several times about the richness of the records at the Hagley Museum and Library for family history research, assuming you’re fortunate enough to have a family member that was associated with the duPont Company during it’s early years in Delaware. If your family did work in the duPont powder mills during the early-to-mid 1800s, or in… Read More »

Where Rosanna Toy Lived

By | 2 August 2013

Whenever possible, I like to go beyond the events and dates of genealogy and learn a bit more about how and where my ancestors lived. This particular bit of research starts with the Brandywine Banks inset found in the Pomeroy and Beers 1868 Atlas of Delaware. Included in this map, and show at left, is the Henry Clay… Read More »

A Family History Photograph for Mother’s Day

By | 12 May 2013

The Toy Family (my wife’s family) came from Ireland to Delaware in the early 1800’s and settled in Henry Clay Village on the banks of Brandywine Creek.  Just in time for mother’s day, my research turned up this photograph of the main Toy property in Henry Clay, which was owned by three generations of Toys: James A Toy… Read More »