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Battle of Cedar Creek

Cedar Creek, Middletown, Virginia, USA
Contributed by: US137 Charles Molineaux   |   29 May 2014

The Battle of Cedar Creek was fought on October 19, 1864. It was the last of three major battles in thirty days for control of the Valley and the last major battle in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War.

There is a rather new historic sign out near Middletown, Virginia, commemorating the Battle of Cedar Creek which was an 1864 episode in the War Between the States (aka the "Civil War") and it mentions Gen. Edward Leslie Molineux' participation (then Col. Edward L. Molineux, 2nd Brigade). (As has been noted in past MX newsletters, he was born in the UK and appears in the Nellie book (p. 183); one of his three sons, Roland, was later involved in two prominent murder cases in New York (described in the 2007 book, "The Devil's Gentleman."


 

City of Moline

Moline, Illinois
Contributed by: Wayne Straight US332   |   30 Apr 2017

City of Moline

I’d like to highlight one last Mx place name—Moline, Illinois—one for which we do know the provenance. Moline is a good-sized city (almost 400,000 souls) in N.W., IL, situated on the Mississippi, on the border with Iowa, not far from Davenport.

Established in 1848, it grew from a frontier mill established in 1837 by one David B. Sears and associates, and was named by Charles B. Atkinson, in reference to it’s mills. He called it Moline ("City of Mills”) from the French moulin, which of course is also the source of our various Mx surnames. Thus, though it’s not named for a person, it seems more than appropriate to include it in our Mx Gazetteer.


 

Matthews Muliner Playground

Bronx, New York 10462 USA
Contributed by: US332 Wayne Straight   |   19 Dec 2014

This playground is named for two New Yorkers who lived here 200 years ago. David Mathews (d. 1800) served as mayor of New York from 1776 until 1783 during the British occupation of New York and throughout the Revolutionary War. The British forces took control of New York after the defeat of the Revolutionary forces in Brooklyn and Upper Manhattan in 1776 and the British-born Mathews was installed as the Loyalist mayor. Mathews was known as a thief, an embezzler, and a spendthrift.

In 1776, American colonial forces arrested and jailed Mathews for conspiring to kidnap and assassinate General George Washington. He was soon returned to office, though, and the British held New York City as their last official post in the newly formed United States until 1783. Evacuation Day on November 5 of that year, the day British military control ended in New York and in the United States, marked the end of Mathews’ mayoral term as well. After Evacuation Day, Mathews, along with many other British loyalists, fled to British-held Nova Scotia.

Thomas Muliner (1620-1701) (alternate spellings include Mulinex, Molinex, Mallener, and Molenaer) was a 17th century English settler who emigrated to New Netherlands in 1652 and settled with his family in Westchester County in 1658. Dutch rule of this area began in 1621, twelve years after the first Dutch exploration of the Hudson River valley, when the Dutch West India Company received its charter to settle the New Netherlands, the area stretching from the Delaware River to the Connecticut River. Manhattan developed into the nucleus of this settlement effort. Settlers sought their livelihoods in various ways in the region, including farming, trapping, and trading. In order for non-Dutch settlers like Thomas Muliner to settle there, they were required to give an oath of fealty to the Netherlands.

In July 1954, land was cleared between Matthews and Muliner Avenues for a new park. Parks Commissioner Robert Moses determined that the surrounding blocks lacked sufficient parkland and that a playground would be appropriate for this space. A fully equipped park, complete with wading pool, sandpit and comfort station was installed that year. In 1997, Parks restored the handball courts and other play equipment with city funds allocated by the City Council.

The above text is part of Parks Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Or see: http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/matthews-muliner-playground/history  or

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/matthews-muliner-playground and

https://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/tag/new-york-mayor-david-matthews/

BTW: according to one site the play ground is located in Pelham Manor--the former estate of John Pell, nephew of Thomas Pell, the founder of the Pell Colony. For a brief history of Pelham see:  http://www.townofpelham.com/history.htm


 

Mollineaux Inn

Crystal Lake, Frankfort, Michigan, USA
Contributed by: US294 George Mollineaux   |   01 Sep 2014

My Grandfather (George Mollineaux Sr.) and two brothers, Walter and Charles ran the place for 30 plus years while spending Winters in West Palm Beach, FL.

The Mollineaux Inn, built in 1911 by M. Mollineaux, had a reputation for chicken and fish dinners. It was advertised as "overlooking clear blue waters which rival Switzerland's Lake Geneva in scenic charm." It spanned along the peninsula to Bay Point with a string of cottages. It also had the privilege of being a flag stop for the Ping Pong train between Frankfort and Beulah, which assured it easy access for its many visitors from Chicago and St. Louis.


 

Mollineaux Mill

Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, USA
Contributed by: US297 Christina Mollineaux Witcher   |   06 Dec 2014

The Mollineaux Mill, according to 'Dingmans Ferry' by Matthew M. Osterberg, considered to be the first gristmill in the village, was constructed in 1827 on Mill Street, where the road veers to the right toward Dingmans Falls. Begun by James Mollineaux, it ceased operation in the 1880s, (Courtesy Pike County Historical Society).

My paternal 3rd great-grandparents, James B. Mollineaux, Sr. and Ester A. Lang Mollineaux, along with my 2nd great-grandparents, George Washington Mollineaux and Sarah E. Van Auken Mollineaux, lived in Dingmans Ferry, PA and operated the Mollineaux Mill. Google has the name of the road as Mollineaux Road/Johnny B. Road.


 

Mollineaux Place (Street)

Roosevelt, NY 11575, USA
Contributed by: US137 Charles Molineaux   |   29 May 2014

This is probably connected to the Mx family which was for many years in the Hempstead area in the wood business and later oil (Mollineaux), which originally came from the New Rochelle area in Westchester County,  and is now represented by George Mollineaux, a member of the IMFA, whose father, George, was with the Roslyn Savings Bank for years. (The map indicates Mollineaux Street, however the street sign shows the name as Mollineaux Place. Which is correct???)

Postcard of Mollineaux's Grocery Store in Roosevelt, NY. Great picture contributed by US297 Christina Witcher. US294 George Mollineaux recalls family lore talks about this store but this is the first picture I have seen. The store was located on the NE corner of Mollineaux Place and Nassau Road in Roosevelt, Long Island, NY. I submitted Mx Place to the World wide Street Name project and I think you even helped with a current photo of the street.. The owner was Royal Horseman Mollineaux (1858-1931), Royal was a brother of my great grandfather Allen R Mollineaux. I think I may have more info on the store in my files but what I can recall is that it was located at the edge of the farm county when it was founded which is now totally developed.

This a picture of Mollineaux St. as it looks today (2015):


 

Mollineaux Road

Frankfort, Michigan 49635, USA
Contributed by: US294 George Mollineaux   |   01 Sep 2014

Exact history of the road is not known; however, it runs along Crystal Lake, site of the Mollineaux Inn.


 

Molyneaux Cemetery

Ridge Road, Lockport, Niagara County, New York, USA
Contributed by: US350 Karen Rhea White   |   11 Apr 2015

See historical information on the Molyneaux Corners posting.


 

Molyneaux Corners

Cambria Township, Niagara County, New York, USA
Contributed by: US332 Wayne Straight   |   24 Aug 2014

In 1811, William Charles Molyneaux (1841-1870), the son of John Thomas Mx and Jane Bridget Turk, and grandson of Levi Mx Sr. and Ann Hinckley (my 4x g-grandparents) purchased a tavern from one John Gould, at which time the location became known as Molyneaux Corners. The tavern also became the first post office in Cambria and William was the first postmaster. In 1826, he built a fine hotel at the intersection of Ridge and North Ridge Rds., and a brick Greek Revival style home on the south side of the ridge. He operated the Molyneaux Hotel until his death in November, 1830. It remained in the family until 1864, and then passed through the hands of several other owners until destroyed by fire in the 1920’s.

Molyneaux Corners was among the contenders for county seat of Niagara Co. when the county was first established, but lost out in July, 1822, when the fast growing Village of Lockport, a by-blow of construction on the Erie Canal, was chosen instead.

Although Molyneaux Corners is currently listed as a “hamlet’ and may have been a bustling population center in 1812, its now apparently just a crossroads in Lockport, NY, hosting a few private homes and the Ridge Family Restaurant. There aren’t even even any signs in the area announcing its existence—at least I couldn’t find any. The cemetery, at 4453 Ridge Rd., Lockport, NY. This photo portrays it in its entirety:

Nevertheless, an interesting historical highlight is the minor role it played in the War of 1812, as cited in the following article from the The Buffalo News: City & Region, and written by Teresa Sharp, Niagara correspondent, on May 19, 2013 reporting on a presentation by Ann Marie Linnabery, the center’s assistant director and education coordinator, “The War of 1812 in Niagara County”

“One of the lesser known skirmishes occurred at what is now known as Molyneaux Corners, at the corner of Route 104, North Ridge Road and Plank Road, in the Town of Cambria, After the British and their Native American allies burned Lewiston in December of 1813, people fled along Route 104 east toward Orleans County, When they got to Gaines, in Orleans County, they told the people there what had happened, and the Gaines Militia gathered and walked to Niagara County. When they got to the area around what is now Molyneaux Corners, there was a tavern there, and they heard noise inside. They weren’t sure what to expect. One of the militia went in and confronted the British soldiers and Native allies he found inside, and there was some shooting, “From what I’ve read, two British soldiers and two Natives were killed, but no Americans. In fact, those two British soldiers were the first to be buried in Molyneaux Cemetery, which is just a little west of where the tavern was on Route 104. It’s called Molyneaux Corners because just before this all happened, the property had been sold to William Molyneaux. He later built a large hotel and tavern on the site, and it lasted about 100 years, burning down around 1927. ”

“Linnabery said the center would like to get a marker at the site some day. We are still looking for an original letter or diary or newspaper article as a primary source of information.

“Linnabery said she has relied on help from Old Fort Niagara, the Historical Association of Lewiston and the Cambria Historical Society for the project. She has 25 years of experience in the museum field, with a master’s degree in history from the University at Buffalo.

“She also is working on a map of sites throughout Niagara County that are marked because of their connection to the War of 1812. She hopes it will be available by the June 22 presentation.”


 

Molyneaux Dam & Molyneaux Road

Camden, Maine, USA
Contributed by: US297 Christina Mollineaux Witcher   |   07 Dec 2014

Although only 3 miles long, Megunticook River was the lifeblood of Camden for many years. It had as many as 10 dams at one time. The need for this river has perhaps diminished over the years, but its history remains.

At the foot of Megunticook Lake, the river began with a saw and gristmill owned by Molyneaux. The next dam, known as the "Bachelder privilege," was the Megunticook Woolen Company, organized in 1888. It later became the Seabright Woven Felt Company, making tennis balls and pool table covers. Below that was Bisbee, Marble & Company, a powder mill built around 1846. It had nine (2 fatal) explosions, so their payroll was small. In 1892, it became the Mt. Battie Manufacturing Co., producing woolen fabrics. Later it became the Huse Mill, then a poultry company, and eventually Moss Tents before its move to Belfast. 


 

Molyneaux Plantation

Broome County, New York, USA
Contributed by: US350 Karen Rhea White   |   11 Apr 2015

No historical information available at this time.


 

Molyneaux Ranch

Quay, New Mexico, USA
Contributed by: US350 Karen Rhea White   |   11 Apr 2015

Molyneaux Ranch NMNo historical information available at this time. Location is outside of Tucumcari, New Mexico. 


 

Molyneaux Road

Valley Stream, Hempstead, Nassau County, NY 11580, USA
Contributed by: US137 Charles Molineaux   |   29 May 2014

“I've heard there is a Molyneux Street in Hempstead, Nassau County, Long Island, NY (spelling may be off). This is probably connected to the Mx family which was for many years in the Hempstead area in the wood business and later oil (Mollineaux), which originally came from the New Rochelle area in Westchester County,  and is now represented by George Mollineaux, a member of the IMFA, whose father, George, was with the Roslyn Savings Bank for years.


 

Molyneaux Road

Camden, Maine, USA
Contributed by: US294 George Mollineaux   |   20 Mar 2015

Molyneaux Rd


 

Molyneux Hill

Forks Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, USA
Contributed by: US350 Karen Rhea White   |   11 Apr 2015

No historical information available at this time.


 

Molyneux House

Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Contributed by: US350 Karen Rhea White   |   11 Apr 2015

No historical information available at this time.


 

Muliner Avenue

Bronx, New York 10462 USA
Contributed by: Wayne Straight   |   12 Nov 2014

Named after the Branford Mxes’ Thomas Mulliner2, son of the immigrant Thomas Mulliner1 of Ipswich, Suffolk & Branford, CT. Thomas moved to Westchester, NY (now in the Bronx) as part of the Pell Grant/Colony, with his wife, Martha Browne Mx, ca the 1650’s. The location shown is in the East Bronx just NNE of old Westchester Village (Latitude: 40.84150 x Longitude: -73.84485).


 

Mullenix Ridge Elementary School

3900 SE Mullenix Rd, Port Orchard, Washington, USA
Contributed by: US101 Marie Mullenneix Spearman   |   28 May 2015

Mullenix Ridge Elementary is committed to the education of all students in the skills needed to become responsible members of society and to instill in them the value of learning as a lifelong process. We promote a positive community learning environment which fosters family involvement, cooperation, responsible decision making, and respect for self and others. We are dedicated to working with families as we prepare our diverse population to meet the challenges of the future.


 

Mullenix Road

Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington, USA
Contributed by: US101 Marie Mullenneix Spearman   |   28 May 2015

I have now spent two delightful afternoons with Clarence Mullenix, a grandson of James and Margaret Ellen Mullenix. Clarence celebrated his 88th birthday on 28 September 2005 and he has answered all the questions I have had the mind to ask so far! I look forward to meeting his twin brother, Lawrence, who also still lives in Kitsap County. Clarence's grandparents did not homestead - they bought their land from an existing owner ofthe property. Mullenix Road was not named because his grandparents' land was there, nor his father Raymond's farm land, but was so named sometime in the 1960s because his Uncle Estel and Aunt Ethel's land was on this road. It is Estel and Ethel's photo on the cover of the August issue, and it was Estel who donated several items to the Kitsap County Historical Society in 1954, when their address was still Route 3, Box 373. —MxWorld, Vol. 20, No. 2, November 2005.

More about the Mullenix Family of Kitsap, County, WA can be found on the pages of MxWorld in our archives:
MxWorld, Vol. 20, No. 1, August 2005, pages 12-16
MxWorld, Vol. 20, No. 2, November 2005, pages 4-5
MxWorld, Vol. 23, No. 3, February 2009, page 4


 

Mullinax Cove

Horse Shoe, Henderson Co, North Carolina, USA
Contributed by: AU019 Brian Seddon   |   09 May 2015

Valley with an elevation of 648 m on the edge of the Pisgah National Forest, Northern Carolina. A vast forested area for camping and hiking.

Mullinax Cove was named after the Mullinax family that came from South Carolina and settled in the Mills River area – Meadows Mullinax (1835-1925) and his wife Phoebe Anders (1843-1928). Meadows Mullinax was the son of Joseph and Lively Mullinax of Gap Creek, Greenville Co, SC, where they farmed.

When relating some 1961 activities, Frank L FitzSimmons in his 1979 book ‘From the Banks of the Oklawah’ by Golden Glow Publishing Company, 1979, mentions George Washington Mullinax (1880-1968), a son of Meadows:
When Mr McElrath reached the house, he suggested that we get his uncle, George Mullinax, to go with us as he could tell me much about the early history. George Mullinax was then past his four score years. He was born nearby and had lived his entire life in the vicinity. Shortly after the war his father, a Confederate veteran, had brought his family through the mountain gaps in a one-horse wagon and settled on the South Fork of the Mills River. Soon after the family had settled the horse died, which was a real tragedy. To help get a new start in life, his mother made baskets out of white oak splints to sell; his father walked eight miles to and from his job where he worked for Solomon Whitaker and Billy Cairnes, two well-established early settlers at the time.

Meadows’ brother Joseph was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in the 18th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry.


 

Mullinax Hollow

Humphreys Co, Tennessee, USA
Contributed by: AU019 Brian Seddon   |   09 May 2015

Valley with an elevation of 173 m  in the vicinity of Blue Creek, approximately 9 miles east of Waverly, Tennessee. No historical information at this time.


 

Mullinaxes Creek

Albemarle County, Virginia, USA
Contributed by: US339 Wendy Arnim   |   30 May 2014

"Mullinaxes Creek" in what was Albemarle County, Virginia, in 1782.  See two attachments for what I pieced together after several research trips to Virginia in 2009 and 2010.  If memory serves, it seemed most likely to me that this creek would have been named after John Mullinax (# II. on page 10 of Otto Mullinax's book).


 

Mullineaux Lane

Ellicott City, Maryland 21042, USA
Contributed by: US332 Wayne Straight   |   22 Aug 2014

Here's an entry from Ellicott City, Howard Co., MD, near where I live. Its just one of many places and businesses with a variation of the name. I assume that it was named after one of the numerous descendants of Jonathan MULLINIX Sr. (1705 England--1790 MD) and Rebecca Haslip (1709 MD-1776 MD), founders of the Elkridge Mx clan--the area is rife with them. However, since most of their descendants use the spelling MULLINIX (or close variants thereof), and since the MULLINEAUX variant is most common among certain branches of the Branford Mx clan, I can't be sure that this is the case. Note that the Mulineaux Dr. shown is a short spur off of Mullineaux Ln. Other Mx place names and businesses in the general area include: Mullineaux Rd. in Elkridge; Mullinix Mill Rd. in Mt Airy (unfortunately the eponymous mill is no more); Mullinix (near Damascus); Mullinix Mill Estates in Damascus; ‎A.E. Mullinix Rd. and Roland H. Mullinix & Son in Woodbine; Mullinix Park and Mullinix Alley in Frederick; Mullinix's Auto Body Frame on Baltimore National Pike (Rte. 40), in Ellicott City; ‎J. David Mullinix & Sons in Dayton; and Mullinix Bus Services Inc. in Fulton. Note that Mullinix farm operations were, at one time, the breeders and purveyors of prime beefalo--a hybrid between cattle and American bison.


 

Mulliner Ditch

Moral, Indiana, USA
Contributed by: US332 Wayne Straight   |   19 Dec 2014

Mo historical information at this time.


 

Mulliner's Neck

Branford, CT 06405, USA
Contributed by: US332 Wayne Straight   |   19 Dec 2014

THOMAS MULLINER was the first settler in Totokett, coming before the country was bought by the New Haven colony in 1638, and gaining ownership from the Indians. He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Mulliner of Ipswich, England, each of whom left him a legacy in their respective wills, dated 1625 and 1627.

"A restless and independent spirit," who preferred an isolated life. He had located near the sea, which section retains the name of Mulliner's Neck*. He objected to being ignored by the grant to New Haven, claiming land included in their purchase.

He evidently had been trained to the occupation of his father, that of joiner, as in 1647 the governor informed the Court that the King's arms had been carved for the town by Mr. Mulliner and was to be set upon a post on the highway.

The Mulliners, father and son, were troublesome for many years, and were frequently arraigned before the Court for trespassing upon the territory of the settlers and violating their laws. "Samuel Swayne complayned of Mr. Mulliner for neglecting of traynings, watchings & bringing of his armes when it was his turne one the Lord's days."

"February 5, 1644, Thomas Mulliner sen. and Thomas Mulliner his son were under bonds of 100 pounds to keep the publique peace and be of good behaviour towards all people especially towards the Inhabitants of Totokett."

Thomas, sen., died in 1690.

November 10, 1691, Thomas, jr., with his wife, Martha Browne, yielded their claim to the land and were granted 200 acres in the northwest corner of the town. Later they sold to Nathaniel Johnson and removed to Westchester, N. Y.’

*Mulliner’s Neck is now known as Branford Point.


 

Mullinix Agro Park

Frederick, Maryland, USA
Contributed by: US350 Karen Rhea White   |   11 Apr 2015

Business park located on the west side Ballenger Creek Pike, south of Manor Woods Rd. No historical information available at this time.


 

Mullinix and Choate Ranch

Humboldt, Nevada, USA
Contributed by: US350 Karen Rhea White   |   11 Apr 2015

The Mullinix and Choate Ranch is a locale located in Humboldt county Nevada in the United States of America. The Choate and Mullinix families came to Nevada from Tennessee. The Choate line is traceable to Robert Choate born 1470 in Essex, England. The Mullinix line is traceable back to Robert Milnor born Wrapping, Middlesex, England 1650.


 

Mullinix Creek

Humboldt County, Nevada, USA
Contributed by: US350 Karen Rhea White   |   11 Apr 2015

Mullinix Creek is a stream located 38.4 miles from Winnemucca, in Humboldt County, in the state of Nevada, United States, near Paradise Valley, NV. The Solid Silver Mine is located on Mullinix Creek.


 

Mullinix Creek

Hood River County, Oregon, USA
Contributed by: US350 Karen Rhea White   |   11 Apr 2015

Mullinix Creek is a physical feature (stream) in Hood River County. Mullinix Creek is located within the Cascade Locks CCD at latitute 45.6460 and longitude -121.8037.


 

Mullinix Farm

Lisbon, Maryland, USA
Contributed by: US350 Karen Rhea White   |   11 Apr 2015

One of the few full-scale beef cattle operations in the state - the only one in Howard County - and that part of the farm likely will disappear in a few years. The family farm, named Roland H. Mullinix and Sons, dates back seven generations in Howard County. In the 1940s, Gene Mullinix's father changed the operation from dairy to beef. A strong local market for beef existed in the 1940s. But trucking and refrigeration have made it easier and safer to transport beef from Western states, where raising cattle is more cost-effective. The Mullinix farm is on A.E. Mullinix Road, off Route 94.


 

Mullinix Mill Road

Mount Airy, Maryland, USA
Contributed by: US137 Charles Molineaux   |   29 May 2014

There is a Mullinix Mill Road in Maryland up near Damascus, MD, which appears routinely on the maps.   This is quite probably connected to the Maryland  line (C. Allen, et al.) and there are many Mxs (of various spellings) in that area.

The Mullinix Mill site, which is located on Mullinix Mill Road at the Patuxent River near Damascus, at one time contained Mullinix Mill, a miller's house, and a barn that was built in 1910 after the mill burned. John J. Mullinix ran a grist, saw, and cider mill here in the late 19th century. These structures have all deteriorated and are no longer visible due to the dense vegetation that covers them.


 

Mullinix Park

Frederick, Maryland, USA
Contributed by: US350 Karen Rhea White   |   11 Apr 2015

Located between Carroll Creek and All Saints, Mullinix Park offers playground equipment, benches, grills and more for a great family outing. The setup is very nice. There's little shops along part of the park, which is all along Carroll Creek. It looks to be well-kept and orderly. Nice little nature break in downtown.


 

Mullinix Pit

Chaves County, New Mexico, USA
Contributed by: US350 Karen Rhea White   |   11 Apr 2015

The Mullinix Pit is located in Chaves County, New Mexico, United States. The place is catalogued as Mine by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names and its elevation above sea level is equal to 3763 ft. Location is near Roswell, New Mexico.


 

Mullinix Road

Greenwood, Indiana 46143
Contributed by: Wayne Straight US332   |   12 Jan 2017

According to Wikipedia: “The first inhabitants of the area currently known as Greenwood were the Delaware Indians (Lenape). In 1818, the Treaty of St. Mary's opened central Indiana to European American settlement, and by 1823 the first cabin in northern Johnson County was erected by settlers John B. and Isaac Smock on land currently occupied by Greenwood Park Mall. Greenwood was first known as "Smocktown" or "Smock's Settlement" in honor of the Smock brothers, and became "Greenfield" in 1825. Since this clashed with another Greenfield located in Hancock County, the name of the settlement was changed to Greenwood. Some claim the town's name was in honor of Samuel Greenwood, who platted the community in 1872.”


 

Mullinix Way

San Jose, California 95136
Contributed by: Wayne Straight US312   |   12 Aug 2017


 

Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery

Livermore, California 94550, USA
Contributed by: US332 Wayne Straight   |   14 Dec 2014

In 1998, US239 Nancy and Garry Rodrigue started a journey to fulfill a long-standing dream of owning a winery in the Livermore Valley. The journey began when they planted grapes on their newly purchased property on Marina Avenue. Some years later, in 2004 they opened their winery, showcasing wine made with their first crop of grapes. They named it Rodrigue Molyneaux Estate Winery & Vineyard in honor of both of their families. Since then, it has become an expanded family operation as daughter Lindsey Roffey and son-in-law Robert Roffey have joined the team. They are all very proud of their membership in the growing Livermore Valley wine region.