Who Are We?

The Joseph Vick Family of America (JVFOA) is a non-profit association dedicated to the genealogy of Joseph Vick, who was a planter, of Lower Parish, Isle of Wight County, Virginia. His exact place of birth is unknown; he was probably born about 1640 and immigrated to America in Virginia in the mid-to-late 1660s. He died in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, around 1700. The organization maintains a database of Joseph Vick descendants, sponsors family reunions, and publishes a quarterly newsletter. We are a Non-Profit Corporation with a 501(c)(7) US Internal Revenue filing code and incorporated in the State of North Carolina in the United States of America.

Vick Family Donor Benefactors

Anyone interested in knowing more about their Vick ancestry is invited to join the association. We have changed from a membership fund raiser to an annual fundraising campaign. This year, those who contribute $500 or more will receive a copy of our new book.

The Vick Genealogy: The Study of a Southern American Family in White and Black by John Beatty, CG®, will be published in a two-volume set.  It totals over 1,000 pages and includes photographs.  The limited first edition will be hardcover with dust jackets in a slipcovered box.  This book will be the highest heirloom quality available.  Many generations of Vicks beyond today will be able to read and enjoy this book. See a detailed description of the book in the attachment to this email.

We plan to print the first edition this winter in time for Christmas.  You may acquire copies of this book by donating toward publishing costs.  The number of books you receive depends on the level of your contribution.  See the attachment to this email for details and contribution levels.  Donations must be received by September 15, 2022, to meet our publishing deadline.  We do not have plans to publish another hard copy version of this book beyond this First Edition set.  If you want to ensure that you get a copy, you need to make your donation during the solicitation time frame.  We have already received significant contributions toward our goal of $40,000.

If you would like to acquire copies of this book and donate, you may select your level of donation here: https://bit.ly/3O4Rdd0

Genealogy and Family Research

Descendants of the Joseph Vick Family of America seem to all have a very passionate interest in common...finding their common ancestors. Within the association are wonderful resources and individuals who can help you find what you're looking for. More information.


History of the Organization

In July 1972, Sam Vick of Panola County, Mississippi, hosted a gathering of 170 descendants of Joseph Vick at the John Kyle State Park. It was the culmination of months of working to track down as many descendants as he could through his genealogical connections. After the success of this gathering. other family members sought to organize an association. Finally, a dozen years later, Mary Jo McCrary and James M. Perrin (both descendants of Newit Vick, founder of Vicksburg) organized the Joseph Vick Family of America and started the quarterly newsletter.

In 1990, Gailen Vick and O. Richard Wright had the Association formally incorporated in the State of North Carolina. The extended family organization meets together each year at a location identified with the Vick family, at these annual meetings, members along with the community are educated in classes on family genealogy, family research and DNA testing. The JVFOA Board meets together annually and via teleconference quarterly.

There are currently over 675 individuals that look at our activities on FaceBook and this web page for information. Some of the family names in the descendants includes Barnes, Barrett, Batchelor, Brantley, Bunn, Cook, Dean, Equals, Ferguson, Gardner, Garlington, Harrelson, Hart, Joyner, Minshew, Odom, Perry, Pittman, Pope, Powell, Ricks, Storey, Strickland, Threadgill, Westray, White, Whitfield, Worrell, Yeargin and related families. 

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