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November 21, 2002 from
I am looking for information on a James/John Goff was married to a Mary Rider and had a son Jack Goff born 1-11-1867. In information given to the funeral home for my g grandfather Jack it showed that his father was John but I got information from a Rider researcher that Jack's father was James. I know that Jack had a brother James. Jack married Bettie Rider and James his brother married a Emma Vassel. I know this family was in Bedford, Botetourt, and Allegany counties before moving toward Indiana. This is about all I have to go on and looking for anyone who might have any other information to share. I do have quite a little bit on Jack/Bettie Rider Goff family and a little on James/Emma Vassel Goff family.

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November 17, 2002 from
Sarah SAUNDERS married Zachariah Parker Oct. 5, 1836 in Bedford County. The 1850 Census records this family in Kanawha County, now WV. Several SAUNDERS families were also in 1850 Kanawha County Census, same district as the Parker family. Seeking info on Sarah Saunders' parents and siblings.

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October 27, 2002 from
I am resarching the Mitchell family from Bedford, VA. I have traced the Mitchell line back as far as 1714 in Ireland, but have not been able to make the connection to John A. Mitchell, of Bedford, VA, who is my great- great-great grandfather. John A Mitchell Born April 18, 1816, Died Sept. 9, 1882, married to Eliza Clator, Born Oct. 30, 1821. I would like to have as much information as I can get on the parents of John A., can anyone help??

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October 26, 2002 from
I'm looking for any info on a David Beard born 1743/1745 in Bedford County Va. He married Isabell Carson, also of this county. He served in the Revolutionary War and was a Captain. He is my distant relation. Thanks.

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September 22, 2002 from
Samuel and Benjamin Bellamy, 1800 Personal B Index. Seeking names of their parents, wives or children. Thank you.

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September 2, 2002 from
I am searching for information on a John D. Morgan born 9-15-1852 in Bedford County Va. He married a Roena Bryant or Bryan on 4-17-1877, Not sure where. Roena was born 10-15-1858 in Botetourt Cty, Va. They had 16 children Wilbert, John, Sara, Willie, Viola, Frank, Bertha, Fitch, Louvinia, Willis, Pinkney, Ruth, Ruby, Mildred, Hildreth, Charles. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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August 26, 2002 from
I am searching for Ambrose Arthur born in Bedford Co. Va. cir.1805. He married Ester Storms the dau. of James Storms and Sarah McHargue 10/19/1831 in Whitley Co. Ky. Died 10/06/1883 in Rockcastle Co. Ky. Their children were Julie Ann, Sarah(Sally), Margret (Sis), James, William (Willoby), Deliah (Lyle), Hannah E., Milton?, all born in Ky. Any help woulld be appreciated and will be glad to share any information that I have. Thank you in advance K. Reynolds

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July 14, 2002 from
A John Mcmurry married a Elizabeth McClelan in Botetourt Co Va Oct 6 1785. A person sent me some notes that says another person told them they found this marriage recorded in Bedford Co Va. SInce then I have read there was a John McClellan in Bedford Co Va. Does anyone know anything about his family? Sincerely yours,

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June 26, 2002 from
I'm trying to locate an article that sketched the life of Amanda Jane TATE, published in the "Bedford Bulletin" in the summer of 1916 (referred to in her obituary later that year). The angle was that she was one of the last surviving Bedford County women whose son had fought in the Civil War. The microfilm copy of the "Bedford Bulletin" skips the last half of 1916. Does anyone know if other copies of the newspaper exist somewhere, or where else I might look? Thanks,

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May 23, 2002 from
Interested in the Lewis and Galloway families listed on the 1790 and 1800 tax lists. I have a Thomas Lewis b.abt 1770 who married an Elizabeth Galloway in Wythe Co. VA in 1799. I do not know the parents of Thomas Lewis and would like to find them. I believe Elizabeth's father was a William Galloway. He is present on the 1800 tax list for Wythe Co. along with a Thomas and Maney Galloway. I would be interested in finding any links between these Wythe families and those in Bedford. Thanks, Mandy Colgan

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May 11, 2002 from
Drury Holland (Rev. War sol.) b. abt.1754, m. Sarah ((Sally) Turner, dau. Elijah Turner. Seek info from anyone who has untangled Holland or Turner descendants - I can add

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May 10, 2002 from
Looking for an obituary for Charlotte C. Kemp, who died on August 4, 1999 in Huddleston (Bedford co.) Virginia 24104... according to the SSDI. Thank you for your assistance

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March 31, 2002 from
James McFalls, b. abt 1809 in VA married Virginia Jane "Ginsey" Asberry/ Asbury on Apr 25, 1842 in Bedford Co, VA. Probably his second marriage. They had: Mary Ann, b. abt 1843; John C., April 1846 in Bedford Co, VA; Benjamin, b. abt 1850; and Jane, b. abt 1856 Where and when was James born? Who were his parents? ANY info on this family appreciated.

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February 28, 2002 from
I am looking for any info on Joseph PAYNE who was born ca 1720 in Bedford Co., VA and died ca 1803 in Bedford Co. He supposedly married Phoebe Offill. Joseph left a will naming sons; Thomas, Joseph, John, Obadiah, James and Barnett; daughters; Lucy Stanley, Betsey Crabtree, Susannah Slinker, Nancy Brown and Dicey Brown, dated 6-27-1803. Any information would be appreciated.

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January 31, 2002 from
Looking for any information on the Thomas Sexton that is found on a 1758 roll of the Bedford County Militia. Thomas is re-imbursed (2.10.0) for service.

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January 30, 2002 from
Seeking information on Thomas Jefferson FEAZEL, b. 24 April 1807 in Bedford County, VA. His parents are unknown but I suspect they are Joseph and Rachel SINKLER/ ST.CLAIR FEAZEL. TJF married Mariah THOMPSON 24 December 1835 in Carroll County, GA. They moved to Smith County, MS in the early 1850s. TJF died 6 September 1886 in Smith County. MS. Their children are as follows: Rachel, Sarah, Miranda, Mary Virginia, Drusa, Nancy Mariah, Georgia Ann, and Joseph Robert. Another FEAZEL marriage in Carroll County, GA was between Isaac FEAZEL and Louisa Ann PHILLIPS on 16 December 1832. Isaac and Thomas Jefferson FEAZEL may be brothers. Any FEAZEL information, clues or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

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January 26, 2002 from
Looking for a Woodson A. Burton, listed on 1820 census in Bedford Co. I'm not certain if this is the namesake of Woodson A. Burton b. abt.1770 or the son b. abt.1800. If any one can share some insight, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you,

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January 6, 2002
Am looking for a "Mrs. M. Sweeney," sister of Richard Davis, b. abt. 1780s, mentioned in a Bedford Co. will. Can anyone help to identify her? Many thanks, Anne

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