Family History Web Site!
started this web site on a hot summer day in July, 1997 as a project to
learn how to design web pages. It wasn't long before I discovered the
of using Internet e-mail and was soon connected with genealogists from
around the world. My search has since expanded to include the many
of the Wimberly/Wimberley surname.
Our home page
has been improved over the years by including features suggested by my
many genealogy friends. It is now a "one-stop" Internet
where you can find queries from descendants of various Wimberly
in the United States, Europe and South Africa, about their ancestors.
is a researchers page which lists the name and e-mail address of
family surname researchers. Don't overlook the document download page
there are genealogy reports on various Wimberlys (and other families)
Adobe Acrobat© .pdf format.
all of the Wimberly/Wimberley entries in the 1790 to 1910 US Census for
many states of the Union.
Wimberly surname was introduced in the Colony of Virginia in 1673
by either John Wimberley of Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire County,
Wimberley (son of William Wimberley) of London, or John
of Lancashire County.
There were two
other Wimberley's that immigrated to Virginia - William and
Wimberley - in October 1672 that could be our connection to
England. These two Wimberley's were transported to Virginia by Thomas
I who was born in 1610 in Yorkshire, England and brought his
family to Richmond Co, VA in the early to mid 1600's. Milner then moved
to Nansemond County, Virginia in 1672.
to the land grant, Milner received 150 acres of land for the
of 3 persons, William Wimberley, Peter Wimberley, and Catherine
these connections have been proved. We assume, therefore, there is a
ancestor (John or William) to start our search for our Wimberly roots
the United States. For additional information on the Virginia Colony,
to the Features section..
discovered another William Wimberly who immigrated from England to
County, Illinois in the early 1800's.He was born in about 1790 and died
early, leaving a wife, four sons and one daughter.
Then there is
the branch of the Wimberly family who spells their last name with an
"e" (Wimberley) and claims not to have descended from our John Wimberly
(or William Wimberly) but from a Wimberley that imigrated to Savannah,
GA from Ireland (or Scotland). They live mostly in the Hill Country of
Texas (Wimberley, Texas) and are descendants of Zachariah W.
and Pleasant Wimberley. My feeling is they, also, are from John
(or William) of Virginia and one day we will have proof of the
to Elijah Wimberly data (which is my branch of the family),
are links to other web pages that may be of interest to you if you are
doing research on any of the other Wimberly family branches. You may
to start with the on-line Wimberly family database to look up over
surnames and over 2,500 Wimberlys. This database has not been updated
1998. I do, however, maintain an up-to-date database (Family Tree Maker
7.0) on my master computer that has over 20,430 entries of Wimberly's
other surnames that have married into the Wimberly family since 1455.
Good luck and
good genealogy hunting for your family roots. I began my quest for
on the Wimberly surname at the LDS library in Salt Lake City, Utah in
and haven't been able to quit since.
like reading a good mystery book; you don't want to quit until you find
all the answers. Any information you can contribute to make this web
more accurate or complete, please let me know. Send an e-mail to
and I will answer as soon as I'm able or phone me at (618) 997-9610
or (618) 751-0009 to answer questions about the Wimberly
my sincere hope this website will help bring all branches of the
family together and remove all doubts of how and where the surname was
established in the United States.
Thomas L. Wimberly