Index to Surnames   Submitted to Bath County, Virginia Surname List 

Wayne Coffey                   Thu Jan 9, 1997  Address is boucing pleawe send update address, thanks

Looking for the parents and any other ancestors of Mary Ann WRIGHT. Mary Ann is my maternal G grandmother, b. 13 Feb 1842, m. Benjamin F. WOODZELL, Millboro Springs, Bath Co., 29 Oct 1868. Mary Ann d.12 Apr 1923 and is buried at Lyle's Chapel, Millboro, Bath Co. Any info about Mary Ann's family will be greatly appreciated.                             THANKS! Wayne

JOHN E HOPE                          Wed.    Jan15, 1997

I am looking for information on Robert Snead b. April 20, 1801 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He immigrated to Sweetwater, Monroe County, Tennessee in 1824 and shortly there after married Frances Henley. Angela Ruley from Rockbridge County said she was unable to find any info on Sneads in that county, but suggested that I check in Bath County. Can you help?

Ward H. Oliver                     Thu Jan 16, 1997

William OLIVER married Jucy JOHNSTON in Charlotte Co. in 1791. He was the son of Joseph OLIVER, d. Charlotte Co. 1786. He moved to Bath Co. ca. 1796, where he died ca. 1833. He had children Joseph, John, James, Nancy, Sally, Polly,Betsy, and Lucinda. I have some information on the Charlotte family, and will share data with descendants or anyone interested in this family.

Wayne Dunn                      Fri., Jan. 24, 1997

COSBY, James married Sarah B. DUNN in Louisa Co. VA in 1827, and they moved to Bath Co. before 1860. James died between 1850 and 1860, but Sarah was listed as "a resident of Bath Co." in a lawsuit filed in 1866. Any information would be appreciated.

Patricia Hall                  Tues. Mon Jan 27, 1997

Seek information on the Thomas and Agnes Meek (Meck) family. They had Elizabeth Meek m. to James Rhea; Martha Meek m. to Robert Rhea; Daniel Meek; John Meek; Samuel Meek; Mary Meek m. to a Vochub. He died June 26, 1786 and his will proved Jan. Court 1788. James Reah and John Meek were the Executors. (name Reah and varient spellings accepted by 1800 as Rhea.)Would like to know who the Meek's were. Occupation of Thomas and his wife's maiden name and any other information you would like to offer.

Virginia Davidson               Sun. Feb. 16, 1997

Need to find the parents of Samuel McCorkle who married Elizabeth Hicklin 12 Jan 1798  Bath County, Virginia. Elizabeth born 1775 was the daugh John Hicklin from Chester County, Pa and died in Augusta County, Virginia.

I think Samuel was born ca: 1774 in Rockbridge County the son of Andrew McCorkle and Mary unknown both of Augusta County, Virginia.

Virginia Davidson               Sun. Feb. 16, 1997

Need to find a family SCOTT's in Bath County around the late 1700's. Lanty (Lancelot) Kincaide married a Catherine Scott 5 Feb 1798 Bath County. Her father was John Scott. Mathew Kincaid also married a Betsy Scott 18 Jun 1804 Bath County with consent by John Scott and Landy Kincaid as a witmess. No other data avaiable on the Scotts.

Jack Childer       RD 3 Box 480      Fenwick Island DE 19944

Marilyn Stroup          Tues.  Feb. 18, 1997

GILLISPIE, Jacob md. BERRY, Rebecca abt 1778. Jacob's will from Bath Co dated Feb. 1821. Looking for death dates on these know children: Jacob Jr; John md. Mary McDannald; Rachel md. John Sutton; Martha md. James Frazer; Alexander md. Sarah Griffin; Mary Jane md. John Burner; Jemima md. James Tallman; Margaret md. Adam Burner; James md. Margaret Wanless; Nancy md. William Kerr.

All of these marriages in Bath Co. from 1799-1818. Rebecca md. Thomas Beal; Sarah md. Richard Sammons. These 2 marriages were in Poca Co VA/WV. Elizabeth md. John Wiley in Bath Co.

Debbie Malec                        Wed. Feb. 26, 1997     

I am looking for info on a James LEMMONS b. abt 1800 m. Elizabeth. This James is on the 1830 Bath Co. VA census with an Andrew & Peter LEMMONS. Later, James LEMMONS & wife Elizabeth are in 1840-1860 Lewis Co. WV census. Thanks for any info you have on the LEMMONS family.

The following queries were posted March 4, 1997. Most are from those not on the internet, so their mailing address is included so that you may write to them. Some have listed phone numbers as well. If you find someone who you would like to call and their number is not listed, try a search engine like Switchboard to find a listing for them

Mrs. Max Mustoe, 26174 State Hwy. BB. Bevier, MO 63532-2421, is searching for info about Anthony Mustoe, Sr. and his wife, Mary Dorothy Seiler. Need marriage record. Also for other spouse, Mary Wright. Need will or probate. Died. June 18, 1807,
Linda French Dawson    211 W. 36th St., Vancouver, WA. 98660

Linda  is looking for info on Stephen Wright b, 1817 Kent, England Came to Bath Co. Before 1840. Married Catherine Alexander. 25 Nov. 1840 Alleghany Co.,VA. Moved about 1854 to Seguin, Texas.  

Helen Akeman Reidenback, 422 Brass Lamp Dr, Ballwin, MO 63011-3404. Phone No. 314-256-3645, is researching the Akeman Family,. George Akeman m. Jane McMullen, dau. of   Samuel McMullen and  Jannet Stuart. Phobe Akeman, m. Jarred Williams. George Akeman, m Mary Ann Patton. Jacob Akeman m. Patson Watson. Polly Akeman m. John Hoover. Phebe Akeman m. #1 Richard Mays, #2 Simon Mennech, #3 Butler Stonestreet. John Akeman m. Mary "Polly" Milhollin.
Sharon Decker,  517 Clayton St., San Francisco, CA 94117-2906,  is seeking info on Mary Arbaugh, who married in Bath Co., VA. 25 Mar 1810 to Edward Kellison.
Elva Tharp Clyne, 1528 Elmwood Ave., New Ulm, MN 56073 is seeking any info on her GGG Grandfather, Daniel Tharp and his wife, Margaret Barkley, dau. of Lazarus Barkley.  Their children were Joshua m. Elizabeth Smith-Dunahoo,  Mary m. Daniel Callison,  Martha m, Mordica James,  Robert B. m. ?,  Eaton m ?, Ashsah m. Eli Stitt,  Rachel m. Jacob Stitt,  Icabod m. Lecinda Carr. Possibly other children.
Joseph Marshall, Rt, 1, Box 162 A, Tunnelton, WV 26444,  Phone No. 304-568-2272 is seeking parentage of David Marshall (died about 1865) and his wife Elizabeth Lockridge.
Doris Geiger    7712 12 Mile Road, Burlington, MI 49029,   is researching the Shelton family.  Grandmother was Sara Ann Shelton, b, 20 Aug. 1877 in Covington, VA. Parents were  John & Martha Fisher Shelton. In 1903, she married  John Robert Geiger and moved to has Kalamazoo, Mi.
Ms. Elizabeth Tate    4740 Harris St. E.,Point, GA 30344-6930   is seeking any info on David Tate/Tait and his wife Catherine living in Bath Co. 1791-1795
Doris Siever   P. 0. Box 302 B., Singer,Glen, VA 22850   is researching the Thompson Loan and Mary Lacy Loan Family.
Mary Lee Ewing   1387 Northhampton Ct., Harrisonburg, VA 22801  is seeking any info on a Christian Huffman/Hoffman. He had a daughter Catherine who may have lived in Bath County.
Doris Greaver Snyder   3409 Keene Ave. Baltimore, MD 21214   is seeking info on the McGlaughlin/McLaughlin Family. Need the father of Squire Hugh McGlaughlin who m. Nancy Gwin 16 Dec. 1825.
Connie Metheny   or write to her at  Route 1, Box 140 Millboro, VA 24460.

Seeking parents and siblings of Matthew Howard  m. I April 1802, Botetourt Co., VA to Barbara Baughman, dau. of Henry Baughman. Matthew and Barbara lived in Bath Co,,VA.  about ten years before moving to Sevier Co., TN. Several Howard families were in Botetourt and Greenbrier Counties, 1787-1810. Barbara Surber Howard, wid. of a John Howard moved to madison Co., IN (I 830). Where did all the other Howard families move to?

Mr. John J. Davis 10859 Racetrack Road, Sonora, CA 95370-9431   is searching for any information on Jessie Davis. When and where he died and what are the names of his children. Also need information on Richard Davis and his wife Sabina Harrison.
Mr. H. Juhling McClung   6470 Havens Road, Blacklick, OH 43004   is seeking information on Thomas Malone, Sr. He was said to have been bom in County Waterford. Ireland where he wed Sarah Oiler ( ? Spelling). They immigrated in 1775 to Pennsylvania and later to the James River above Buchanan, Botetourt Co., VA. Seeking info on either of their families. He is also seeking info on Black, McClung, Meek (s) families and marrieages  from Bath/Augusta/Rockbridge counties. Did Nancy Black marry Thomas McClung (17341774)?   Samuel Blacks's daughter Nancy, mentioned in his will of 1782 suggests she was under age 21. Was it David Meek (s) daughters who married both Samuel Black and Thomas McClung?
Ms. Sue W. Lee   3007 Winterberry Avenue  Covington, VA. 24426. She is trying to locate the parents of  William H. Fridley born 1817, Clinton Forge, VA. m.#1  Mary Elizabet McCormick, #2. Angeline Houchins
Mrs. Virginia Weaver Buck  P.O. Box 142, Grantsville, WV. 26147 is researching Barr, Marshall and Lockridge families. and would be willing to share research information.
J. William McClintic  P.O. Box 7592  Roanoke, VA. 24019-0592

He is seeking information on Nancy Estill who married Thomas M. McClintic on 14 Feb. 1843 in Augusta Co.,VA. by: John VanLear.  Nancy was sist Benjamin Estill and Dr. Thomas Estill.

Sally Kasey Emily                    Thur. Mar. 6, 1997  

I'm looking for information on the Graham family of Bath Co., mainly, John Graham,  his dad David, and John's son Robert who married Sally Brown, dau. of Thomas Brown all in the 1700s and early 1800s. I believe Robert left the area about 1806-07 for Nelson Co. Ky. and had a dau. named Jane.

Since there are about a zillion and two Grahams around there at that time, I would appreciate anything you might suggest as a means of pinpointing these anc.for me. Thanks,

Jack Childers                               Tue Mar 4, 1997

Researching the KINCAID family of Augusta County, Virginia. Thomas Kincaid born in Scotland and died 1750 Augusta County, Virginia. His son Jon born 1757 Augusta Co. and died 1810 Greenbrier County, Virginia and was married to Anne GRAHAM. Their son Lancelot & Landy' Kincaid born 1774 , died 1850 Summers County, West Virginia was narried to a Catherine Scott 5 Feb 1798 at Bath County, Virginia.They Had Julia KINCAID who married Samuel McCORKLE 29 Aug 1833 at Greenbrier County, Virginia. Any help would be appreciated.

Jack Childers                  Tue Mar 4, 1997

Researching the McCORKLE family of Augusta County, Virginia. Samuel McCorkle born about1720 died 1788 m. Sarah Chapman Andrew McCorkle born about1750-74 Rockbridge Co. Died 1822 Greenbrier Co.married Elizabet Hicklin 12 Jan 1798 Bath County.      Jack Childers RD 3 Box 480, Fenwick Island DE 19944.

Nancy Brower                      Sun.  Mar. 9, 1997

Looking for information on Israel HUGHES (wife unknown) who lived in Bath Co. in the early 1800's. He was there at the time of the 1810 census. He had probable children Hannah and Israel Jr. A Hudson HUGHES was also possibly a son. The family moved on to Mason Co., WV, between 1810 and 1820. Would be happy to share any information that I have on this family.

Nancy C. Adkins                  Tue. Mar. 12, 1997

Researching my McCartney line. Margaret McCartney married William Nelson 1796 in Bath Co. Va. Daniel McCartney Witness-Surety Bond. Andrew McCartney father of Margaret. Would like a copy of this marriage record if anyone has one. Would also like information on this family. Is Daniel McCartney, Margaret's brother? I really need to know this. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

Juliet Daniel                        Fri.  Mar. 14, 1997

Searching for Pascal Davis b mid 1700's in Bath Co VA.

Mary C. Frick               Sun. Mar. 16, 1997

Looking for information on Rachel Cauley b.? married to Hazael Williams October 25, 1838. Any information appreciated tracing my husband's g g grandfather. Thanks

 Ron Frame                 Sat Mar 15, 1997

Looking for maiden name of Margaret FRAME wife of John Frame. John died in 1750 Margaret sold her land March 18, 1777 to George LEMMON. Where did she go after the sale. Cannot find her. Looking for the maiden name of second wife of David FRAME. She was married first to Richard BOTKIN (Elizabeth (?) BOTKIN FRAME.

Julie McGrew-Ayres           Wed. Mar. 19, 1997

The individual I hope to learn more about is Robert MCGRAW of Bath County, VA. listed in the 1810 census. Hopefully there is a connection between he and my McGrew/McGraw ancestors of Greenbrier County, WV.  Thank you

Ella Walker May            Sun. Mar. 23, 1997

WALKER...Seeking info on Elverton Walker, who paid taxes in Bath Co in 1795. He later moved to Nicholas Co VA (now West Va). Does he have a connection with Solon Walker (b. 1809), who appears in the the 1830 Nicholas Co census as head of household? Query submitted by Ella Walker May,

Debbie Billings                  Mon. Mar. 24, 1997

COX/James D.(no dates known)married HOUSMAN/Arizona b.1874 d.? had two daughters Trula b.1910 or 1909 d.?& Ruth Jane b. 1913 or 1914 d. 1983. Need all information possible on James, it is believed that he was married once before or maybe after his marriage to Arizona. Need his parents and siblings, they may of lived in old parts of what are now Bath County, VA. Thanks- email to

Michael VanBaaren        Mon. Mar. 24, 1997        Home Page

DINWIDDIE: Wish to corresp. with anyone researching this name in Augusta Co., VA (or alternate spellings of DINWOODY, DUNWOODY, etc.). My ancestor, Mary Polly DINWIDDIE was b c1768 in Augusta Co., VA. Her father, Robert DINWIDDIE's Will was proven Oct 1796 in Bath Co., VA. Mary migrated to Jessamine/Shelby Co., KY with her husband, John KINKEAD, whom she md 17 July 1786 in Augusta Co., VA.   Thanks!

 Carolyn Byrd Snodgrass           Sat Mar 29, 1997

TYRUS P. BIRD, born in Bath Co., Aug 19, 1823, married MARY POLLY TAYLOR, born Jan 1827. She was supposed to have been born in Bath Co VA also. I haven't any information on her family. If you have any info at all on her family, I would greatly appreciate it if you would contact me. Tyrus was the son of William C. Bird. Thanks, Carolyn

Myrna Pletcher                   Sat Mar 29, 1997

My ancestor in Bath Co. is John S. Burns, born in 1843. I am looking for a birth record, the identity of his parents, his marriage record sometime between 1860 and 1880 to Alice ?),  or a Confederate Army record. He was living in Texas by 1880.

Honey Lanham Dodge       April 1, 1997 updated June 1, 2009

Seeking info on Archibald Clendenen of Augusta Co, later Bath Co on the Cowpasture River. He died 1748-9. First wife unknown, son Archibald Jr. Second wife Esther Mayse? Burnside (widow of Robert) children John & Margaret.

Jody Sizemore                Mon.  Apr. 7, 1997

I am looking for information regarding ANNA WYATT, widow of EDWARD WYATT. Anna appeared in the 1810 Bath County Census. Several of her children married in Bath County. Her brother-in-law Rueben Wyatt was also a resident of Bath County. ANNA WYATT was present when her husband EDWARD was killed by indians in what is now West Virginia. Their home was likely in Botetourt County..a section that later became Bath? She returned to their home and raised her children, including a son Edward, Jr. born the spring following his father's death in November. Thank you.

Holly Wanless Cochran        Mon. Apr 7, 1997  

Does anyone know the relationship between William & Martha Ayres and the Wandlesses named in the following Bath Co. land deeds? 1828 12 Sep: Stephen Wandless and Harriet his wife, of Bath Co. sold to William Ayres land which Stephen Sr. died possessed of and Stephen his son inherited. Land is called Scotchtown; sold 1/5 part of 2 tracts; 1 of 70 acres, the other 95. 1839 2 Sept: Stephen Wandless bought from William Ayres & Martha his wife and Catherine Wandless 4/5 of 170 acres for $400. Land is Scotchtown bounded by Blakes and Mathews surveys, on the waters of Stuarts Creek.

Stephen is Catherine's son. Was Martha Ayres a Wandless or somehow related, or were the Ayres simply land partners with Catherine Wandless? Thanks, Holly Cochran

Fred W. McMullin           Sat. Apr. 12, 1997

Searching for McMullin ancestors in formerly Augusta Co., Rockbridge Co., and GreenBrier County. Circa 1739 - 1800

Edward McMullin   Birthplace is unknown He fought in the French & Indian War in Virginia in 1758. 1st spouse is unknown   2nd spouse was Sarah Robinson He died in Virginia 1788

John McMullin ( Edward's Son) He was born in Virginia about 1760 He married Fransinah Gulley in Rockbridge Co., Virginia on May 2, 1780 He died in Garrard Co., Kentucky in 1809

Arthur McMullin ( John's Son) He was born in Greenbrier Co., Virginia in 1782 He married Mary Trimble in Garrard Co., Kentucky Aug 17, 1802 He died in Washington Co., Kentucky in 1866

Any help you might be able to provide will be greatly appreciated.

Tracy D. Jones-Koegler          Apr. 24, 1997

I am researching my great-great grandfather by the name of Alexander Able JONES b. April 24, 1836 in Bath County Virginia. He married Rebacca Susan FINK June 29, 1871. They were married in West Virginia at the house of the bride in Hundreds Creek. They have two children by the name of Dollie A. JONES b. April 22, 1871 and William David JONES b.September 24, 1878. Alexander Able Jones remarried. He married Rosa DILLEY in Bath County, Millboro Springs September 1913.

Daneille Griffin Grimes     Wed Apr 23 1997

I am looking for the parents (and farther back) of Jonathan GRIFFIN, b.1777 PA or CT m. Rachel______ who was born in 1787 in Bath Co. VA. I find him later listed in Pocahontas Co. WVA and my lineage traces through his son William, b. VA 1812, m. Elizabeth ROGERS or RODGERS, b. VA  Thanks for any help. Daneille Griffin Grimes of Roswell, GA.

Joe E. Wallen                 Wed Apr 231997

Searching for parents and other ancestors of HENRY PRICE b. 1769ca Bedford, Augusta, or Fincastle Counties, VA. Died 1808 and buried at Presbyterian Church in Bedford. AUGUSTUS PRICE and DANIEL PRICE may have been his brothers. HENRY PRICE married CATHERINE WAX in 1787 in Winchester, VA. The family moved to Hawkins County, TN shortly after their marriage and Henry died of typhoid fever while on a trip back to Bedford in 1808.

STACI SNYDER                  Thu Apr 24 1997




Mary Haines                         Mon, 28 Apr 1997

Hi! Please post: According to Geo. W. Cleek, Duncan MCFARLAND died in Bath Co. VA after 1790 and is buried in the Cleek cemetery, and was m. to Anne Porter. Their children were Robert, Alexander and William. Do you know who his parents were and where he was before he came to VA? Am tracing back from Duncan and any info. will be appreciated. I have lots and will share.

MR DONALD L WILLIAMS SR      Mon, 28 Apr 1997

I would like to register MITCHELL for Bath Co. research. Our line is El Dee Mitchell, brother John Mitchell. Lived in Mitchelltown for awhile. ElDee moved on over to Hot Springs.  John Henry Mitchell born circa 1865, died after 1931, married several times - had lots of children. El Dee born circa 1867 died 1952 married Georgianna Hamlet, had 11 children.

Russell W. Adams         Sat May 3,1997

Searching for birthplace of Samuel Adams who married Anne Adams, daughter of William Adams (who immigrated to U.S. with James McCoun from Ireland) and Mary Walker. Samuel and Anne moved to Salt River in Mercer county, Ky about 1773 along with the McAfees, Anne Adams' parents, and Ashbys.

William Adams also had a son named Samuel who was in the original party of 6 or so, The McAfee company who left Virginia to explore the Ohio river and its' tributaries in May 1772, returning to Virginia in August, this Samuel is the brother in law of the Samuel who I am looking for.

This means these are two groups of Adams. I believe Samuel b.c.1743, my 5th gg. immigrated from County Cavan, Ireland c.1758, and probably therefore of the Cavan Adams, who immigrated to Ireland from Scotland c.1600 (Adam) of Gordon, but am unable to find documented proof. Anne Adams' parents, William Adams and Mary (Walker) and many of their children left Mercer County and settled up the Wabash in Indiana and Illinois (See Ruby Cronk's work). Many Adams in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio are descended of these lines. My 4gg., Thomas b.1772, son of Samuel and Anne, m. Anne Ashby and moved to Hopkins Cty., KY c1800 along with other Ashbys. Thomas was the 1st sheriff of Hopkins in 1806. I have the nearly complete Bible records of my lineages to Thomas.

Cynthia Hughart                 Sun May 4, 1997

I'm looking for the father of Campbell Hughart who was born in Adair County (c.1830),KY but whose father and ancestor were born in VA. I believe they are from the Bath County, VA and Greenbrier County, WV areas.

Also in that same area were the Shannons(Samuel) who married into the Hughart family later.

Linda Smith                     May 25, 1997

Looking for information on Christiana COOK b. Dec 1763 and Phillip HAMMOND b 1753. Christiana and Phillip married in Greenbriar Co, VA (now Bath Co.) on Mar 3, 1780. Thanks, Linda Smith

Barry Hughes                                    Sun May 25, 1997

Seeking Parents of Israel Clark HUGHES and Permelia WITT CROUCH Israel born ca 1807 Bath Co., VA Permelia WITT born ca 1807 in Bedford Co., VA. Both were married in 1841 Mason Co., WV.

Children: Jarred P., James J., William W., Permelia Chattie and Samuel George Hughes

Christopher Dunn                 Tue Jun 3, 1997

I can't thank everyone enough who has helped me with sorting out the Foglesong Family of the Shenandoah Valley and West Virginia. I am reposting my query to see if anyone can help me locate information on Catherine Foglesong, b. Sept 22, 1796 and her husband John Mayes (Mays). They were married in Bath County Virginia in January 1818. The marriage bond was issued on January 18, 1818 and the return was filed on January 23, 1818. The majority of Catherine's brothers and sisters moved in the 1820's to Mason County and Jackson County in what is West Virginia today.

Catherine, also had a sister Elizabeth Foglesong who married Jacob Minich in Bath County, VA in April 1819. The marriage bond was issued on April 5, 1819. Her father George Foglesong consented for her, and her brother John Foglesong was a witness. I have been unable to locate information on them in Bath County or Mason. I have not really focused on Jackson County. Any information would be much appreciated. Sincerely, Christopher Dunn

Katreena Crookshanks       Sun. Jun. 8, 1997

I am researching the Riley family, specifically Harrison and Mary (Thomas) Riley and their children Samuel F, Peyton (last known residence Nimrod Hall), George, William, and Peter B.D. Riley.The children were all born in Bath or Rockbridge counties, most were married in Bath county, and all resided in Bath County between 1891-1926. Thanks

Judy Rucker Wright     Thur. June 12, 1997

I am looking for Jacob HERRON b. abt.1813 m. Lucy McDaniel s/o Willis HERRON and Elizabeth Mull Roach. Thanks.

Bill DeCoursey                 Fri Jun 13, 1997

Would like to hear from descendants of John and Susanna (WINTROW) BIRD of Augusta (Bath) County, Virginia.

My line John BIRD - David BIRD m. Elizabeth HULL- David BIRD m. Martha RIDER - Henry BIRD m. Verona GILBERT - David BIRD m. Treva HAYNES -Mertle BIRD m. William DECOURSEY.

See the ahnentafel on my homepage:

Beverly A. Harbourt            Sun. Jun 15, 1997

I am doing research on the Hites (also spelled Heydt). There is a linkage with Long Meadows, Middletown, Frederick County, Virginia for Hans Jost Hite and his wife Anna Maria Merckle and their ten children, including Isaac Hite Jr. who married Nellie Conway Madison. I have found conflicting information on some of the family as generations moved from Long Meadows to Belle Grove Plantation to Rockingham, Augusta, and Bath Counties.

I would like to meld this conflicting data into a complete entry that my daughters can give to their paternal grandparents. As I am fairly new to the genealogy field, any guidance on acquiring source documents and information

Christopher Dunn              Tue Jun 17, 1997

I am interested in seeking clarification of the origns of the Foglesong Family of Wythe/Bland Counties, VA. The LDA database lists a Simon Foglesong b. 1715 married a Susannah b. 1725. They are listed as having three children, Christian Foglesong b. 1762 m. Barbaray Mary Kegley; Maria Catherina Foglesong b. 1769 m. Nicholas Yenders; and Charles Foglesong b. 1772 m. Margaret Yew (Ewe). I know that Charles Foglesong and Margaret Ewe were married about March 11, 1794, and that Catherine Foglesong m. Nicholas Yenders on Jan 5, 1789. Both marriages took place in Frederick County, VA.

I am seeking clarification because I have been able to trace my Foglesong line (Bath, Mason, and Jackson Counties) back to Stephen City (Stephensburg, Va). My fourth great grandfather George Foglesong lived in Stephen City. He died in 1773, and left a wife Catherine, and two known children George Foglesong and Jacob Foglesong. George Foglesong m. Mary Swartz in 1793 in Shenandoah County, and Jacob Foglesong m. Catherine Spurr in 1792. Jacob d. in 1802 with no children and his wife Catherine remarried to Peter Mauk in 1804 and moved to Indiana. George Foglesong, who died in 1773, also had a brother Christian Foglesong who lived in Stephen City. He died in 1777. In his will he leaves his sister-in-law Catherine some items, and also leaves his brother Simon of Germantown, PA (Philadelphia) some items. Simon I know was in Germantown by 1776 and died there in 1791.

I feel uncomfortable with the LDS data regarding Simon and Susannah because Simon would have been 52,54 and 57 when his children were born, and his wife would have been 42,44 and 47. While this is possible, I have some reservations.

The data from the LDS database does not have a submission source, so I can not contact anyone.

I have information on a Simon and Sussannah Foglesong of Frederick County, VA. Simon was granted 150 acres in 1787 and he sold it in 1793 to John Wetzel. Also, they lived there at the same time that Charles Foglesong b. 1772 and Catherine Foglesong b. 1769 were married in Frederick County, VA. I have not been able to find information in Frederick County identifying them as the children of the Simon and Susannah who lived in Frederick County, Va. I am wondering if it is possible, that this Simon was not born in 1715 but perhaps later, about 1745 - 1750, perhaps in Germany, and that he may be the son of Simon Foglesong of Germantown, VA. I would like to discuss with anyone who has answers to these questions, or can let me know the source of the LDS information. I know this is a long shot, but would appreciate any input. Thanks, Chris Dunn

Lydia Foley                  Sun  June 29, 1997

I am looking for the parents of JACOB P. GUM(M). He was born about 1825, married (abt 1846) JULIA ANN PECK dua of JOHN PECK and ELIZABETH BEVERAGE.

Jacob and Julia moved to West Virginia at some time. They both show up in the 1850 census of Ritchie County, WV.

I was able to locate Julia and Jacob in a Highland County history book, as well as on the Highland County web page.

Peggy Sue Wilson             Wed Jul. 9, 1997

WELLS --I am interested in finding other WELLS family researchers.

William WELLS b. 1806 in VA. I have reason to believe his family was in Augusta Co., VA. Other surnames in common are NICKELL, PRATER, WILLIAMS.

Please contact me at if you have any WELLS family research for this time frame.

Kristy Edenfield                     Mom. July 21, 1997         

#1......  Deperately looking for information on the following family: Elizabeth CALLISON, b:27-Aug-1796 married James Morrison (1761-1858) on 4-Mar-1796. She died 24-Jun-1838 in Pocahontas Co. Elizabeth is from the Locust area in Bath Co., but I can find no information on her parentage. I only know her birth and death dates from Pocahontas Co. records, where she passed away.

Early records show CALLISON spelled as KELLISON & also COLLISON.

#2.... Looking for infomation on the following family: Edward KELLISON, b: circa 1793 in Bath Co. married Mary ARBAUGH on 25-Mar-1810 in Bath Co. Who is Edward KELLISON? Is he related to Daniel CALLISON-KELLISON Sr. of Bath Co.? Or perhaps another of the CALLISON-KELLISON families of the area?

Who is Mary ARBAUGH? I have no parentage for her family as well.

What about children?

I know my relative, Daniel KELLISON is from this union. He was born 12-Feb-1812 presumably in Bath Co. He later married Elizabeth McNEIL (b: circa 1844) on 18-Mar-1833 near Buckeye, VA. This KELLISON family shows up on the 1860 Pocahontas Census with the following children: John M, Mary A., Rebecca, William Andrew, Clark, George W., Adam V., Aaron S., Rachel E., and later Sally.

Who is Daniel's wife Elizabeth McNEIL?

KELLISON can also be spelled CALLISON or COLLISON.

Any help would be appreciated.

 Or write to Kristy Edenfield  397 Medway Drive, Orangeburg SC 29118 or phone her at (803)-531-0119

Dwight Moore                  Wed. July 23, 1997

I am looking for any info. on JOHN GINGER and his wife ANNA (MCALLISTER) GINGER, daughter of BENJAMIN MCALLISTER of Rockbridge. They were married in Rockbridge in 1825 and moved to Bath at some time before 1825. Several of their children were HENRY GINGER, JOHN GINGER, JAMES P. GINGER, GEORGE GINGER, MATHEW GINGER, SAMUEL GINGER, NANCY GINGER, SARAH GINGER, MARY MARGARET GINGER, and CATHERINE GINGER. Any info would be greatly appreciated and I would be more than willing to share what info I have.

Jackie Hudgins                 Fri. July 25, 1997

Looking for information on my Campbell family. Colin Campbell (an officer of the Revolutiionary Army) was born in Scotland & moved to Abingdon, VA. Colin married Jean McPherson (1752-1830) in Abingdon.  Colin (1749-1834) is buried in the Hank Cemetery, 3-1/2 miles North of the courthouse at Abingdon. Colin & Jean's son, Archiblad (1774-1848) married Mary Polly Hawk in Abingdon. Archibald inherited his father's place (now (year-?) known as the "Newt White" place called "Jordan's Springs" or "Chip Ridge" in Washington Co. Would like to correspond with any who has information on this family. Thanks . You can also write to me at:    Jackie Hudgins    P.O. Box 430, Dutton, VA.  23050

Cara Plumb                                Thur. Aug. 7, 1997

I'm looking for information on parents, siblings and children of my great(x4)-grandmother ELIZABETH JACKSON LEMMON or LEMONS. b early 1800's., m 1820s in Bath Co. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Alan Cook                                      Thur. Aug. 28, 1997

John ABERNATHY, b. 9/25/1772, married Elizabeth ?, b. 5/2/1772, in 1795 in Warm Springs, Bath Co. This folks are my GGGG-grandparents. I would like to know their marriage date in 1795, and her surname. The family moved to Berkeley Co., (now WV) by the fall of 1796, where they raised at least 5 children. Mr. & Mrs. Abernathy both passed away in October of 1855 in Montgomery County, Indiana.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Alan Cook

or mail: 1416 White Blaze Ct., Va Beach, Va. 23464

Lisa Gregory                       Sat. Aug. 30, 1997

Isaac GREGORY b. 1772 in Bath Co., VA. Married Sarah Given in Bath Co., VA on March 26, 1790. Isaac and Sarah had 9 children, 6 or 7 of them were born in Bath Co. The other two were born in Nicholas Co.,(WV) where Isaac moved his family. I am searching for more info on Isaac and his family. We believe his parents were William and Mary GREGORY. Any info on his parents or any brothers and sisters would be greatly appreciated!

Nancy Scott                      Wed Sep 3, 1997

For the Unknown County. I am looking for Lorenzo D. Scott, born 1830.  Married Harriet Dew 1848-49 in Alleghany Co. Va.

Children are Mary A. J. Scott,  Rebbeca, Isaac C.,  Lorenzo Jr., and Wade W. Scott. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Gloria Deitz                        Sat. Sep. 20, 1997

I am looking for the Birthdate of Samuel Loan and His wife Betsy Ann.They livid in Bath County. I think her last Name was Rhea.

The only thing I have at all to do with Samuel Loan's age was taken from a book on the Civil War. "He was a pvt. Co. K. Bath Co. 1830 ? Age 30." Since their was a question mark after 1830 I am not sure. I do know one of his sons "James Lewis Loan " was born Nov. 1848.

Anything at all on these two would be appreciated.  Thank you

 Holly Wanless Cochran            Thur. Oct. 2, 1997

Does anybody know where the John Wiley graveyard is or if anybody has done a transcription of tombstones in this graveyard? G.W. Cleek, in "Early Western Augusta Pioneers", mentions this graveyard, but gives no hint of its location. I suspect it's in modern-day Augusta, Bath, or Highland counties. I'd like to find the information on the tombstone of James Gillespie who md. Margaret Wanless in 1818 in Bath Co. Their dau. Elizabeth md. John Wiley (probably the son of James Wiley and Agnes Crawford) in 1839 in Bath Co. James Gillespie is buried in the John Wiley graveyard and his grave is supposed to have a government marker indicating he served in the War of 1812. Please contact me if you have any information or even guesses! Thanks,

June Martin                        Wed. Oct. 22, 1997

I am searching for a connection between Thomas Edington of Bath County with James Edington of Rockingham in the late 1700's. Any help appreciated. Thanks, June

Dale Skinner                      Thur. Oct. 23, 1997

Would like to share information with those who are researching the family of John DEAN by abt 1720 md. Agnes. They had the following children

Jane Dean  b. abt 1743 md. Andrew MCCLUNG,

William Dean b. abt 1744,

Alice Dean b. abt 1748 md. John KINCAID,

Sarah Dean md. James VENERABLE, ( according to the "Bath County Marriage Bonds and Minister's Returns 1791-1853" complied by: the Bath County Historical Society, Inc., page 15,  a Sally Dean  and James Venable applied for a bond on Oct. 2, 1797 with Surety by William Dean.) ,

Nancy Dean Md. James ANDERSON,

Mary Dean Md. William BOURLAND,

Elizabeth  Dean md. James KINCAID

Margaret Dean b. 2 Jun 1766 md. William CRAWFORD.

John was said to at one time be the sheriff of Bath co. and lived to age 90.

Mary E Seamster                   Fri. Oct. 31, 1997


Looking for descendants of Samuel GIVEN, the son of William GIVEN and Agnes BRATTON, b. 3 October 1776 in Warm Springs and died 10 June 1851 in Middle Grove MO. He married Elizabeth GWIN, the daughter of David GWIN and Jane CARLISLE. She was born 8 April 1778 and died 31 October 1864.

Their known children: William GIVEN b. 1803 married Susan ..............; Robert GIVEN(s) married Mary BLAKER; David Gwin GIVEN b. 26 October 1815 in Bath Co., VA. married to Catherine BOWYER 22 April 1829 in Monroe Co. WV. Polly GIVEN married John IRONS; Martha GIVEN died young, Nancy GIVEN married Thomas IRONS. My line is David Gwin Given.

Sharon J. Farmer               Wed.  Nov. 5, 1997

P. O. Box 244      Mabank, TX 75147

BETHURUM, Robert Portor believed born in Bath Co, VA. abt 1791-1795 son of Benjamin Bethurum and ????Portor.

Robert married Sophia ??? and their children were born in OH. I would appreciate any information which would help several family researchers find this elusive ancestor.

Thanks for a reply.

Kenneth Storm                    Thur. Nov. 6, 1997

P.O.Box 37   Pine Valley, Ca 91962

Kenneth is researching the following surnames and would like to make contact with other 's researching the same surname's in the Bath Co., VA. area.

Rodgers          Pullin           Gwin           Campbell

Daphne Nunley                Sun. Nov. 16, 1997

Would like any information on family members and parish in which the following served as clergy and/or vestrymen from the years of 1732-1786. I am confused as to whether Nicholas Lanier and Samson Lanier were brothers and if they served in Bath Parish, St.Andrews Parish, or the Church of Brunswick. In the information I have it also mentions churches in Lawrenceville, a place called Wilkins Chapel and a third church about eighteen miles from Lawrenceville. Any information on these two men and the churches they may have served in would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you,

Lisa Gregory                           Tue. Nov. 18, 1997          My homepage   

Looking through my Gregory notes trying to find out who Isaac belongs to! I noticed that a David GREGORY m. Margaret WARRICK on Feb. 9, 1786 in Augusta Co. Does anyone happen to know anything about this David? I am just trying to find out anything about the Gregorys in Augusta/Bath Co.  Thanks,


I am looking for any information on Isaac GREGORY b. 1772 in Augusta/Bath Co. Isaac married Sarah Hannah GIVEN in 1790 and then moved to Webster Co., WV(VA). I am interested in any GREGORY from Bath Co. I have no information on Isaac's parents or siblings. Thanks,

Linda                                      Sun. Nov. 23, 1997

I am trying to find some info on my grandfather and I am not having a lot of luck - he was Roland Hansel Wiseman, b.1/22/1897? in Williamsville, Bath Co, VA and d. 7/21/1935 in Clifton Forge, VA. I understand he had moved to Clifton Forge shortly before his death (he was 1st m. to Agnes Leona Jackson then 2nd m. Bessie Chaplin)his obit. mentions that he was a partner in business w/ J C Davie in Hot Springs, VA.

Do you know anything about J C Davie or his business?

Anything you could help with I would really appreciate.....thanks....

Bob and Ann Shelton Baker         Sun. Nov. 23, 1997

Would like information on any of the ancestors or descendants of Henry Shelton, b: abt 1801 Albemarle Co., VA, d: bef 4 Feb 1878 Bath Co., VA. m:(1) 15 Feb 1834 Sarah (Sally) Ruple b: 1803 Augusta Co., VA d: Bath Co., VA. m:(2) 11 Aug 1864 Bath Co., VA Catherine A. Tyree Walton

Jane Sarles                           Tues. Nov. 25, 1997

TORR/TARR. Looking for birthplace of children of William and Elizabeth (Crawford) Torr. Given as James River. Does anyone know of a town or area of this name in Bath Co.? E-mail correspondence though he remembered on.

John Brach                          Fri. Dec. 5, 1997         

I am looking for information about James Elliott and his wife, Elizabeth Trimble Elliott. They lived in augusta County, (James was born in 1744)on the Calf Pature River. About 1808 or so he was granted 108 acres of land in Bath Co., VA, based on Archibald Elliott's service in the Revolutionary war.(he was killed at German Town.) James shows up later in Tennessee and I am looking for a deed transfer when he sold his land. I am wondering how I can find when James left Bath county to go to Tennessee.

 Any help, suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. You can write to me at:     John Brach   P.O. Box 217   Whiteriver AZ 85941   520-338-4794

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