BATH COUNTY, VIRGINIA        QUERY PAGE   for  1996

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Jean Hendricks                     September 16, 1996
Need information on children/descendants of Michael Cleek and Mathias Cleek. They were brothers of Jacob Cleek of Augusta Co., and Palser Cleek of Bath Co.(Geo W. Cleek book no help on either of these.) What happened to Michael? Who were his descendants? Where in TN did Mathias go? Have found a will for a Michael "Click" in Hawkins Co., TN from 1814. Believe this is too late for above Michael Cleek. However, Michael "Click" named sons, Jacob, Michael and Mathias (VA. Cleek names) and 2 other sons, George and John. His wife was Margaret?. Could he have been a grandson of the original Michael or Mathias. It is known that Mathias lived in Botetourt Co, as he and wife Margaret sold land there is 1772 and bought land in Botetourt in 1774. Any help would be appreciated.


Thomas Tidd                        September 11, 1996                                                                John William Walter Tidd (1887-1963) was born in Highland Co VA and died in Augusta Co., VA at the home of his son, Charles Franklin Tidd (1928- ). Trying to locate the father of John William Walter Tidd, who is said to have been named Cyrus Tidd.   He may have come from MA down to VA, but do not have conclusive evidence. Lillie Kelley of Highland/Bath County, VA had children out of wedlock, married a Harris or Harrison in 1906, then married John W.W. Tidd (1887- 1963) in Highland Co VA. Lillie's parent's were John and Florinda Griffin (daughter of Robert Hopkins "Hop" Griffin) Kelley. Charles Franklin Tidd (1928- ) is the son of John W.W. and Lillie Kelley Harris(son) Tidd and currently resides in Stuarts Draft, VA in Augusta Co. John William Walter Tidd (1887-1963) carried the mail daily from Warm Springs to Mountain Grove for four years, beginning in 1910. He and his horse, Gertie, left Mountain Grove at 7am and were scheduled to return from Warm Springs by 4pm. The mail route was under contract to Asbury Hiner. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Have information to share. Thanks.


Linda Trentham                        August 18, 1996
Randolph Wilson born Loudon Co. VA, married  in Fauquier Co, Susan (Brown) Randolph Wilson. Came to Bartow Co. GA from Bath Co. VA in 1864 need ancestors,  had two brothers named Benjamin and Henry Wilson that possibly were killed in the Civil War Randolph  B: 1814-1818,   Susan Brown  B: 1818.  Randolph was a constable in the 1860 Bath Co. VA Census.
Thank you


Christopher Dunn                  Mon. October 28, 1996

I have been doing research on the Foglesong Family. They arrived in Bath County about 1793. George Washington  Foglesong (1772?- ?) and his Mary Swartz (1776 - ?) were married in Shenandoah County, VA. in February 1793. By 1793 their first child John Foglesong was born, in December 1818,  he married Mary Fox.  Their second child was Catherine Foglesong, born Sept. 2, 1796, and married John Mayes in January of 1818.  Their third son, my great-grandfather was born in Nov. 1798 and married Jane Waddle (Woodell, Waddel). Their fourth child was Elizabeth Foglesong, born 1800 and married Jacob Minich in April 1819. Fifth child was Sally Foglesong, born 1803, no other information.  Sixth child was Sarah Foglesong, born Feb. 1805 and married Jacob Riffle in 1830.  I have complete information on George Foglesong, the third child and Sarah Foglesong, the sixth child, but lack more detailed information on all the other children, and  what may have occured to their parent's.  I have been though the Bath County Courthouse for marriage licenses, as well as to the Bath County Gen. Society building (brief visit).  Information on how to perhaps find burial information and further details would be appreciated. Information anyone else may have would be appreciated as well.


Jerry Gilliam                           October 27, 1996

Looking for information on the Gillam Family. Also looking for Judith Stidham, wife of Richard Gilliam.  Johnny Gilliam married Mattie and had several children. Trying to prove the father of Johnny Gilliam, born in 1800's, lived in Wise.

I am gathering information on the Gilliam Family in order to do a book on the Family History.


CONNIE WILSON                     November 5, 1996

Looking birth location of Andrew J. McManaway born 1794-97, died near Deerfield, Augusta Co., VA. March 21, 1877, also need his parents. I have his  1812 Pension Records from the National Archive's and there  is no birth & etc. mentioned in them. He married Mary Jane Madison in Bath Co., VA. Sept. 25, 1845, both must have been of age, no one consented for them.  Mary Jane was born ca: 1813 and died prior to July 10, 1895. I also need Mary Jane's birth information as well as her parents.  It is possible that Andrew J. McManaway was married prior to Mary Jane Madison to Nancy Hanley on November 9, 1821, both having been of age as no one consencted for them.

Any help would be appreciated.


Patricia G. Viellenave                   Novemeber 9, 1996

Looking for anyone you knows where Judith D. Hamilton, d/o James Hamilton 1st married John Simms. I need to know if John died, if so where and when, was there issue, did they divorce or ???  Judith married 2nd Mustoe Gay, s/o Samuel and Margaret Catherine Mustoe. Where is Judith buried??? Did she died in Pocahontas Co. or did she return to Bath Co.. Her two daughters Margaret Alice and Mary did return to Bath Co. by 1866. Any information on this family appreciated.  Thank You


Jennifer Day                                     November 10, 1996

Am looking for Patrick Bruffey and Annie Slaven who married on March 26, 1812 in Bath Co., Virginia.  I would appreciated any info. on either family. 


Johnita P. Malone                          November 11, 1996

Looking for information concerning Ralph Laverty/Lafferty who left a will in Bath Co., VA., and whose daughter, Agnes, married a Haddon.  Which Haddon did she marry?  Believe Agnes to be the same Agnes who is later found in Franklin Co., KY., and that she married a John Haddon?  Can anyone confirm this?  Her sister, Martha, married a Meek and Agnes still Meek connections in Franklin Co., KY.  Also looking for the parentage of Ralph Lafferty and his wife.


Joseph & Besty Thomas             November 11, 1996

I am trying to find the Father of Peter Lemon/Lemmon, who was married to Ellen Davis in the early 1800's.  I also need the  date and place of their marriage, (not in Bath Co. marriage book)  They had 10 children and the 3rd in birth order was John Harvey, who was my gg grandfather.  He was born 16 July 1825 and since there were two children before him,  I suspect Peter & Ellen were married earlier than 1823.  I also need the death dates for Peter & Ellen. thank You.


Robert Harter                                November 19, 1996

According to the information  I have collected to date, Samuel James (1748- 14 Feb. 1843, married Rachel Haas 30 June 1770 in Amelia County.  Apparently they subsequently moved to Bath County, where their son Isaac James was born. Any information on this family would be appreciated.


Jennifer McCray                         November 23, 1996

I am looking for additional information on Henry D.Ratcliff (b: 1819 Bath Co., VA.),  s/o Martin and Mary Ratcliff, m. 1st. Lydia Stallman (7/27/1819-9/6/1872), d/ Henry and Sarah Stallman, bef 1847 and 2nd. Elizabeth B. Wyant 11/20/1872 in gilmer Co., WV.  Any help with this family would be greatly appreciated. TIA


Debbie Malec                               November 25, 1996

I am researching the Burns & Shipe surnames in bath Co., VA..  I have Mary Shipe-Burns b: abt 1750 m. John Burns.  In the 1810 Bath Co., VA. census is listed Mary Burns as widow & a Henry Shipe. Do you have info on these Shipe & Burns ancestors?  Thanks.


Penny Fraley Richardson                   November 30, 1996

Looking for information on family of William Fraley. Believe father Frederick Fraley/Froelich and mother Chloe_______? William's daughter Mary married Michael Linsey in Rockingham County 1791. Have evidence that a Frederick Fraley and a Mais Fraley appeared in Alleghany County MD 1850 census. Frederick also showed in 1810 census of Alleghany Co MD. Any info on Fraley family appreciated. Will answer all. Thank you.


Robert Yeatts, Sr                         November 30, 1996

The family of JUDE DAVID YEATTS or J.D. YEATTS and wife STELLA MOORE YEATTS, came to Texas in or about the 1870's from Virginia. J.D. YEATTS, b. 2 Feb 1825 in Virginia (county unknown), d. 6 Sept 1905 in Collin County Texas; wife STELLA MOORE YEATTS, b. 27 Aug 1825 in Virginia (county unknown), d. 9 Sept 1913 in Collin County  exas; left Virginia with 3 adult sons, 1 daughter-in-law, 1 grandchild, and 4 minor children. Unable to find the county of birth for J.D. and STELLA are the names of their parents. J.D. YEATTS and STELLA MORE YEATTS are my great-great-grandparents. Any information on this family would be appreciated


Ray & Evelyn Anderson          December 10, 1996

I am looking for information about Thomas Crawley Anderson(Born November 16, 1809 in Virginia)(Left Virginia in 1837 and went to Kentucky)(1840-1865 in Missouri)(1870-til Death in 1888 in Delta County, TX). Thank You Ray.

5331 FM 2892,  Athens, Texas 75751 Phone/Fax: 903-675-5716


David P Ware                   December 10, 1996

Trying to find out any information on Richard "Dickie" Ware prior to his arrival in Alexandria VA in approx. 1774.

Richard moved to Halley Head WV after his arrival in Alexandria VA. I have all kinds of info on him after his arrival in WV, but no info before her arrived state side. I only have an approx. dob: 1740-1750.

I'm related to Richard, he would be my gggg or g grandad. Any help would be welcome.


Dave Anderson                     December 18, 1996

I have finally come to an interesting couple. At least there names are. I hope some of you have some information for me. The following is copied from an old Mollohan Family Bible once in the possession of Clive Mollohan but since his decease I don't know where it is.

It was inscribed as follows; William Fulton Strong b. December 10, 1803 m. Julia Ann Risk b May 11, 1811

Their children;

Diana F. Strong b. February 18, 1836  Christian Martin Strong b. November 29, 1837  Jane K. Strong b. May 9, 1839   Infant B&D May 29, 1841 Esther Amelia Strong b May 22 1842

MARY ANGELIA STRONG MOLLOHAN, June 18, 1844, m. BERNARD MOLLOHAN June 18, 1860    Roxey Ann Strong b. May 26, 1846

William Fulton Strong and all his family were Born and Raised in Bath County. Any data will be appreciated.


Patte Wood                        Sun December 15, 1996

HOLLOWAY  I am trying to find the family of Priscilla HOLLOWAY who married Carlos WOOD in 1785 in Prince Edward Co. VA. Priscilla was the daughter of John HOLLOWAY. Carlos was the oldest son of Joseph and Martha Epperson WOOD. They had one child, James Morton WOOD.

Priscilla apparently died by 1797 when Carlos remarried. Carlos lived in Prince Edward County and Charlotte County. He had relatives in Botetourt County and Bath County. He died in Prince Edward County in 1828 at the home of a RUSSELL.

Any help is appreciated.


  Mary D. Pielemeier                          Mon Dec 23, 1996

Daniel Davidson, born abt. 1786 in Virginia married Mary Enochs, daughter of Thomas Enochs of Rowan County, N.C. Date approx. 1806. Where were they married. Family tradition say  they were from Culpeper Co., Va. Another tradition say they were probably from Roanoke, a. Daniel Davidson and wife Mary B. 1790 were in 1810 census of Jefferson Co., Ky. with three small children and an elderly man and woman in the household. In 1816 they sold their land and moved to Sullivan County, Carlisle, Indiana. Another Davidson named George is in Jessamine County Ky., court records where his estate was settled. His son Richard and wife Mary Handley, daughter of Handy Handly, also came to Carlisle and is buried on adjoining farm. We are related to this George but am not sure how. The Benefiel History states Daniel Davidson was born in Culpeper Co., Va. Does anyone know anything about the Davidson family. Have been looking for his birthplace, marriage record and parents for nearly 35 years. Any help is appreciated. The Sullivan County, Indiana court house burned in 1850 and  the family cemetery was plowed over and help appreciated. Daniel Davidson died March 5, 1865 at Carlisle, Indiana. The Enochs Family came to Middletown, Ky. and settled. Then after Thomas Enochs died, wife Nancy Bryan Enochs moved to Monroe County Mo. with son David and other relatives. Mary Pielemeier, 4513 Lockerbie Court, Carmel, Indiana, 46033


Jan McGee                      Sat.  Dec. 28, 1996

Researching Samuel WEBSTER, born abt. 1775 in VA. He and his family were living in Bath Co., VA for the 1810 and 1820 census. Wife's name was Ann (last name unknown), born about 1779 in VA. The family moved to Madison Co., AL by the 1830 census. Two known sons, James L. WEBSTER and Samuel WEBSTER. I am a direct descendent of James L. WEBSTER and have much info to share (once they arrive in AL). Anything is appreciated.


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