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December 13, 1996 from
COFER, TANKERSLEY -
I'm trying to locate information on a James E. TANKERSLEY, died sometime after 1914 in Bedford County, VA; married a Theodocia F. COFER; members of a Methodist church. Thanks, Mark

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November 22, 1996 from
BRADLEY, BROWN, VEALEY, VEILY -
Searching for any information on VEALEY/VEILY families who lived in Bedford Co. in early 1800s. In the 1810 census are listed Isaac and Michael VEALY, the latter who married Lucy BROWN on 14 Sept. 1807. Also listed is marriage of Joshua BRADLEY to Harriet VEALEY, 27 March 1813. A Simon VEILEYS is listed in the Bedford Co. insolvency records in 1817. Peter VEALEY is listed in Bedford Co. census in 1820, Botetourt Co in 1830 before moving to Fayette/Raleigh Co. area by 1840. Any information on possible parents of Peter VEALEY would be helpful.

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November 13, 1996 from
COFER, LAINHART, MORTON, ROSE -
Looking for any information on John Christopher LAINHART or his Isaac LAINHART. John died in 1779. He willed Isaac 250 acres and his daughter Catherine 240 (she married Josias COFER and raised a large family in Bedford Co (who they were & how many I don't know). Josias was the son of Thomas COFER who moved to Bedford from Culpepper Va in 1754. I am also looking for any information on a Nathaniel and Robert ROSE. Nathaniel was born about 1775 and moved to Estill Ky. He married Esther MORTON.

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November 4, 1996
MELTON, MILTON, WILSON -
Seek any information on who may be parents of Josiah MELTON/MILTON b. ca. 1818 who resided in Bedford Co. and married Mariah WILSON. A Samuel MELTON/MILTON (who was Josiah's brother?) married Susan's sister Mariah. In 1840 Bedford census a Mary MILTON is listed as head of household. Several other MILTONs of similar age lived in adjacent counties- Pleasant (Botetourt), Jubal (Roanoke), and William (Franklin). I presume all these came from east/central Virginia where this surname is more common?

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November 4, 1996
WILKERSON, WILSON -
Seek information on parents of my three WILSON lines in Bedford Co. James M WILSON (1810-1865) married Emaline N. WILSON (1812-after 1880) whose marriage bond stated she was daughter of William WILSON. James WILSON (ca. 1790-1876) married Judith WILKERSON.

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November 4, 1996
FIELDS, GROSS, HOGAN -
Nancy Jane GROSS (1830-1860), married Washington HOGAN of Bedford Co. Their marriage bond states she was daughter of Polly. Were here parents John and Polly (FIELDS) GROSS of Botetourt County?

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October 23, 1996 from
BROWN, CLARK, FERGUSON, GREER, HEPTINSTALL, JOYCE, KNIGHT, LAWRENCE, SAPP, SHELTON, STOVALL, WILKINS, WOOD -
Seeking information on ancestors of Caleb William "Will" FERGUSON, b. 1865 Patrick Co VA? - d.1944 Henry Co. VA, m. Maggie Jane JOYCE 1888. Maggie was b. 1871 - d 1943 in Stokes Co. Maggie was the dau of Livingston Lafayette JOYCE and Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" KNIGHT. "Will" was the son of Caleb Heptinstall FERGUSON and Frances Fuqua SHELTON - both, at the time of his birth of Patrick Co. VA They had 8 children: Lillie Virginia WOOD (Elmer), Jesse - died as a small child Ella Maude BROWN (John "Booker") - my grandparents, Grover (Irene CLARK), William F. (died as a small child), Sally CLARK (Harry) , Lula LAWRENCE (Harvey), and Raymond (Alice STOVALL). I have a fair amount of information contained in my Mormon PAF (Mac) program. Primarily seeking information on his ancestors - his father Caleb Heptinstall FERGUSON (1826-1907) may have been born in Franklin Co. VA and died in Stokes Co. NC. "Will" was the last of 6 children - preceeded by:Thomas Hardy, John Henry, Victoria SAPP ("Bud"), Sophia Ann FERGUSON FERGUSON (TJ), and Sarah WILKINS (Dave). Believe Caleb Heptinstall FERGUSON to be the son of John P. (Parker?) FERGUSON and Sophia HEPTINSTALL. Sophia was the dau of Caleb HEPTINSTALL B. CA 1770/80 and a Tege GREER of Bedford Co. VA Would appreciate any information and be willing to share what I have.

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October 10, 1996 from
CLAY, CLAYTON, DAVIES, FILMER, GREEN, MAYO, TABB, TREVILLIAN, TREVILLION, WATKINS -
If anyone out there is researching the following surnames in Virginia, please contact me and I am willing to exchange information. Henry FILMER; Thomas GREEN "The Sea Gull" married Martha (Eliz?) FILMER b. ca 1640; Rev. Charles Green CLAY b. 24 Dec 1745 in ?Powhatan, VA, married Editha Landon DAVIES (b. 17 Apr 1777 in VA, d. 03 Jul 1838 in Forest, Bedford, VA; daughter of Henry Landon DAVIES and Ann CLAYTON) Paulus Aurelius CLAY b. 11 Oct 1807, died 18 Sep 1880 ? (perhaps in Amherst Co., VA or Lynchburg, VA) Married Mary Louise WATKINS 01 Dec 1837 in Presqu'isle, Chesterfield, VA. Edward Osbourne WATKINS born 1800/01 in Chesterfield, VA, died ?1865 in Va.; married 21 Sep 1820 in Johnson's Spring, VA to Harriet Tabb TREVILLION b. 15 Feb 1801 in VA, died 15 Nov 1858 at Presqu'isle, Chesterfield, VA. Col. John TREVILLIAN of Goochland, VA d. pre 1820, married Mary MAYO, daughter of Joseph MAYO and Martha TABB of ?Fine Creek, Cumberland, VA.

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October 2, 1996 from
DOOLEY, SHARP -
I'm searching my SHARP/DOOLEY line in Bedford Co. In particular, I'd like info on John SHARP, 1740-1830, Rev. War Vet, and his son, Sampson SHARP, 1767-1854. Both father and son were married to DOOLEY women, John to Anne DOOLEY and son Sampson to Nancy DOOLEY. If anyone is following these families, I'd love to make contact. Ed Harkness in Seattle

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Aug 13, 1996 from
LAINHART -
Looking for information John Christopher Lainhart or his son Isaac Lainhart. John died in 1779 and was member of the Russell Parish of Episcopal church.

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Aug 11, 1996 from
BOWMAN,KELLEY, SPENCER, WINKLER -
I am looking for information on John Spencer b. 1730's who probably married in Bedford Co. VA to Mary (maiden name unknown). Their children were: William Spencer b. 1/19/1755 Bedford Co. VA m. ca. 1777 in Bedford Co. VA to Fannie Spencer, d. 1830's in NC; John Spencer Jr. b. ca. 1757 Bedford Co. VA m. ca. 1785 in Burke Co. NC to Ann (maiden name unknown), d. 1824-25 Gibson Co. TN; Benjamin Spencer b. 1760 Orange Co. NC m. 6/5/1783 Bedford Co. VA Elizabeth Kelley, m. 2nd 3/29/1827 Lincoln Co. NC to Mary Winkler, d. 12/15/1842 Burke Co. NC; Mollie Spencer m. Sherwood Bowman; Keziah Spencer. John Spencer is not on any census records after the 1800 Burke Co. NC census. Does anyone know what happened to him after 1800?

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Jul 1996 from
BENJEY, ROLLINS -
Looking, information about the family of Anthony Rollins, who died testate in Bedford Co. in 1774. His will mentions a wife Mary and son Benjamin. He also had a daughter, Elizabeth, who married Joseph Benjey in Montgomery Co., VA in 1786.

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