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December 30, 1998 from
EMERY, EMRY, HIBBS -
Adam EMERY (EMRY) b abt 1759 (parents/place unk). Married Sarah HIBBS (a Quaker from Bucks Co PA) in Frederick Co MD 1779. Lived in Loudoun Co VA for a time and some children were born in Bedford Co VA. They eventually moved to Hardin Co KY where they lived out their lives. Children: Isaac, Joseph, Sarah (Sally, Mary (Mercy, Mussy), Elizabeth (Fanny) and January (Janny, Jamy). Need info as to Adam's parents. Will share info I have with those interested. Thanks!

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December 27, 1998 from
CARTER -
I am new to geneaology, and am trying to locate information about the Carters that lived in Bedford County around 1800. Before knowing any of this, my husband and I had purchased land on Carter's Mill Road in Bedford County (south of Huddleston, Rt 630). Can you please direct me, or give me some suggestions as to how I can find out if Carter's Mill Road (Rt. 630) is named for the Carters that lived in Bedford County? Or, the history of the name of the road? I appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you,

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December 22, 1998 from
ASHWELL, DOWDY, LIPSCOMB, NOEL -
I am researching William Henry Lipscomb who supposedly ran a mill in Evington area, Bedford County in the 1800s. One of his five sons, James Washington Lipscomb, married Janette Gertrude Noel in Amherst County 1892. Have little additional info on William, though, and how he got to Bedford County. Also researching Malankton Davis Dowdy married Frances Elizabeth Ashwell in Bedford County on June 18, 1856. I descend from the Dowdy and Newman lines, my husband from the Lipscomb and Hackworth lines, as well as Layne and Lawhorne lines. Dowdy, Laynes and Lipscombs buried in Bedford County. Looking for others researching same lines.

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November 29, 1998 from
ALIFF, EDWARDS -
Seeking info on parents of Sophia Edwards that married William Aliff in Bedford Co. on March 25, 1805. Any info on the Edwards family would be appreciated. Thanks.

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November 20, 1998 from
McGUIRE -
Looking for a connection with Lawrence McGUIRE. He was in Bedford abt 1765. Had children Mary, Nancy, David, Jesse, Margaret all born in Bedford. Thanks. Kay Hoover (5th gr granddaughter)

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November 16, 1998 from
ARTHUR -
Looking for information on an ARTHUR family in Bedford Co, Va. I have a Jeremiah ARTHUR (b) abt 1812 Bedford Co, Va. He mar'd Jul. 26, 1838 Fayette Co,WV to Mary ARTHUR. In most all census of Kanawha Co, WV 1850-1870 there is a John and Elizabeth (??) ARTHUR lives within a few houses of Jeremiah (aka- Jerry). Could they be the parents of Jeremiah or his wife Mary as she was also an Arthur. Would like to know information on the birth of Jeremiah, his parents and siblings. Would greatly appreciate any help, information and/or leads to this information. Thank You.

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November 14, 1998 from
HAWKINS -
Seeking information on the death of Celine Hawkins, wife of Fountain M. Hawkins. last listing on Celine was 1852 on the birth of Spotswood Hawkins. She is missing in the 1860 census. of Bedford Co. Va.

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November 14, 1998 from
CENTER, SENTER -
Seeking additional information on family of Stephen SENTER, of Bedford County, VA, who married Susannah ???. Stephen was born bef 1740, and died in 1799 in Grainger County, Tennessee. May have had earlier children (possibly a Mary (b. 1754) and Tabitha Senter (b. bef 1759) that married in Bedford Co.) Proven children: William Tandy Senter, b. 1761, Milton Center, b. abt. 1768, Susannah Center, b. abt. 1776, Stephen Willis Senter, b. abt. 1780, Abner Senter, b. abt. 1787. Thank You, willing to share information.

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November 10, 1998 from
BANKS, HALL, JONES, MITCHELL -
Seek info on the ancestors of William BANKS b. ca. 1720 in VA. His will is dtd Aug 1785 in Bedford Cty. His wife was Elizabeth Jones or Mitchell. His daughter, Keziah, m. Hezekiah Hall in 1774 in Bedford.

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November 10, 1998 from
OVERSTREET -
Seek info on the ancestors of Thomas OVERSTREET b. ca. 1730 Scot/Eng. He d. 1791 in Bedford Cty. His wife was Agness. His children were John, Thomas Jr., Ann, William, Mary and Elizabeth.

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September 27, 1998 from
CRESWELL, MOSELEY, MUNGER, TALBOT, TRIPLETT, WALKER -
Seeking descendants of John TALBOT, sons Thomas and Matthew, daughters Elizebeth, Mary and Sarah, who married Walker, Creswell and Tripletts. John Talbot's wife, Phoebe MOSELEY dau. of Benjamin MOSELEY, son Thomas TALBOT married Elizabeth CRESWELL, son Matthew TALBOT, married Margaret MUNGER. All this occured in 1770-80s, they moved from Bedford Co. Virg. to Wilkes Co. Ga. in 1785. ... Rumor has it family descends from John TALBOT, 10th Earl of Shrewbury.

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September 27, 1998 from
REES, REESE -
I am trying to document the father of James Robert Rees/ Reese B:5/12/1800 Bedford Co. Va.

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September 23, 1998 from
OXLEY -
I'm looking for any information I can find regarding Jenkin OXLEY. Thought to be the grandson of Henry OXLEY. I do not know the names of Jenkin OXLEY's parents. Jenkin OXLEY b. 1762? in Loudoun Co. VA, married in Bedford Co. VA to Hester ????? and died in Franklin Co. VA. Thanks for the help.

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September 22, 1998 from
ANDERSON, PAYNE, WALKER -
Looking for any information regarding Micajah WALKER, b. Jan. 1783 in VA. There may have been two Micajah WALKERs perhaps father and son. A Micajah WALKER living in Bedford Co. stated he was raised with Joseph PAYNE. Also a younger Micajah WALKER married Jennie ANDERSON in Bedford County. She was the daughter of David ANDERSON. Thank you for any help.

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September 13, 1998 from
DAVIS, LANE, OVERSTREET, WALKER -
Hello from Oregon --- Looking for information about John Overstreet (b. 1790 Bedford County VA, m. 1813 Green County KY to Elizabeth "Betsy" Davis, d. 1857 Marion County KY) and his children: Moses, Eunicy, Nancy, Amanda, America Jane, Judith, Mary Isabella, John " Rezin Davis Overstreet. John Overstreet was the son of Thomas and Judith (Walker) Overstreet who moved from Virginia to Mercer County KY in 1792. Was John's daughter America Jane Overstreet the same America Jane Overstreet who married 1850 Casey County KY to Daniel Alfred Lane? Daniel Alfred Lane " American Jane (Overstreet) Lane resided 1850 in Casey County KY, 1860 in Washington County IL, 1870 in Wayne County IL " 1880 in Barry County MO.

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September 3, 1998 from
GOODMAN, MAHON -
Seeking information on parents and siblings of Robert R. Goodman, b. March 10, 1795 in Bedford Co. VA. Robert married Susanna Mahon, December 15, 1818 in Pittsylvania Co. VA. and moved his family to Osage Co. MO. abt. 1835. Possibly brother David and sister Permelia. Names of parents unknown. Robert is my ggggrandfather.

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August 1, 1998 from
RORRER -
I am trying to find out some info on my family. Most all are from Patrick County except one! David Rorrer was born 1792 in Bedford, parents unknown, he died 8/25/1880 in Patrick Co., VA. I am wanting to know birth date and parents names. Can you help?

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July 25, 1998 from
DAWSON, SUMMERS, WOOD -
Zacariah SUMMERS md. Sarah DAWSON in Bedford Co. VA, 1 Mar 1786. Sarah's parents, John DAWSON and Susanah ?WOOD d/o Thomas WOOD probably from Bedford Co. Can anyone verify this for me? I would sure appreciate any help and will glady exchange information.

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July 23, 1998 from
DAVENPORT, KING -
I'm researching my King line in Bedford Co, Va. The earliest information I have is for Samuel B. King, Sr. who was born in Ireland in 1746. He moved to Bedford County and married Elizabeth Underwood Davenport in 1769. They had 5 children (Joseph, Samuel B., Jr., Jonathan, Benjamin and Elizabeth). I am descended from Samuel B., Jr. who was born in 1772 in Bedford Co. I need information on this family. Thanks.

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July 21, 1998 from
BALES, KARNS -
I'm looking for the family of Michael Karns, a native of Bedford Co. He had at least 2 brothers, all three fighting in the war of 1812. Michael married Mary Bales in Bedford Co. in Nov, 1803. They had nine children, several dying young. Among the Children were a daughter Lea, John N, James C., and the youngest son , George S. The family moved to Missouri in 1837. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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July 19, 1998 from
BRACKETT, WHITESIDE -
Elizabeth "Betsy" BRACKETT married Samuel WHITESIDE in 1777 in Bedford Co. Elizabeth's father was Hawkins BRACKETT. Who was Elizabeth's mother and siblings? Any information on the BRACKETT family would be greatly appreciated.

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July 2, 1998 from
GILPIN -
Searching for additional information on Francis Green Gilpin whose will was probated 1826 in Bedford Co. VA. We descend from his son William who came to KY after 1810.

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July 2, 1998 from
HACKWORTH, LAUGHON -
Isham LAUGHON married Nancy HACKWORTH in the late 1700s or early 1800s. Their son, Joshua Ward LAUGHON I, was buried in family cemetery in Bedford County, VA in 1877. I am looking for any information on Isham or Nancy HACKWORTH LAUGHON. Isham and Nancy are my great great great grandparents. Thank you, Onnie Daniel Laughon, Lakeland, Florida

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June 21, 1998 from
DOLLARD, HOBBS -
I seek information on James Hobbs who married Mary Dollard on April 22, 1799 in Bedford, Virginia. James had at least one son, Thomas Jefferson Hobbs who moved to Giles County in 1820?. James paid taxes in Bedford County until 1820, and owned land near the Peaks of Otter. I seek information on when he came to America, where in England he came from, his ancestors and his descendants. Thank you, William C. Hobbs, Jr., Floyd Virginia

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June 20, 1998 from
KELLEY, MITCHELL, TANNER, YOUNG -
Nathaniel Tanner, the father, left a legacy of land to son Nathan in his LW&T recorded in Bedford County, Oct 1781. Some months before his death, Nathaniel added a codicil, stating son Nathan was "deceased". Within months, the Tanner's land fell into Campbell County. Nathan Tanner, the son, is my ancestor and he did not die. "Revolutionary Soldiers of Virginia" lists Nathan as serving in the Bedford Militia. What records relating to his enlistment and service might be found in the Bedford County records? After the end of the Revolutionary War, Nathan and Seth, his brother, settled in Sussex County, VA where both married: Nathan to Mary Mitchell, 1786, and Seth to Sally Kelley, 1787. Nathan returned home to find that his original legacy had been given to Joel, another brother. The story ends with Nathan ultimately gaining possession of his legacy, also having two sons: Nathan, Jr. and Nathaniel Tanner. His daughter, Elizabeth, married Nathaniel Young in 1811, and they moved to Wythe and Tazewell Counties, VA. Nathan, the father, died in Campbell County, 1814. Thanks for your assistance.

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June 14, 1998 from
CROUCH, FOWLER, PARKER, WOOD -
Mary Crouch, daughter of William and Mildred (Wood) Crouch, married John J.M. Parker in Bedford County on August 11, 1856. John was the son of James and Melvina (Fowler) Parker. 1860 Botetourt Census shows John and Mary living there. 1870, John was in Calhoun County, West Virginia and believe the Mary Parker who showed up in the Botetourt County Poor House, was Mary Crouch Parker. Did she and John have any children.? When and where did Mary die? Thanks.

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May 26, 1998 from
MAJORS, STANDLEY -
Can anyone give me information on Roland Majors who married Elizabeth Standley 16 October 1795 in Bedford Co? Is this the same Roland Majors who is in Campbell Co. TN 25 years later? Any help greatly appreciated.
Cindy Stamps
524 Carol Court
Richardson, TX 75081-4202

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May 13, 1998 from
BELL, FITZHUGH, MACLAURINE -
FITZHUGH, Robert or Peter in Bedford Co. late 1700s. Looking for wife of Robert Sr. was she Margaret, widow of Maclaurine, nee Bell. Where did they come from before going to Bedford Co. Who were the ancestors of Robert Fitzhugh, Sr. ??

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May 3, 1998 from
BEWLEY, BULEY, HUCKABY -
My ancestor, JESSE BULEY, also spelled BEWLEY, lived in Bedford County. He married MOLLY HUCKABY on September 25, 1802. He sold land in September 1806 and moved to Barren County, KY. Researchers in our family have been unable to find any record of Jesse's parents; he is our earliest known ancestor. I would appreciate any information which may lead to information on Jesse or his family.

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April 28, 1998 from
ARTHUR, BARKER, BULLINGTON, BURNETTE, JOHNSON, LEFTWICH, NICHOLS, OVERSTREET, PAYNE, WHITE, WILDMAN, WILKERSON -
Looking for more information on William Whitten JOHNSON (possibly brother of Johnny JOHNSON b. 1810 d. 1876 m. Sallie WILDMAN (daughter of Isreal and Sarah White WILDMAN) 1832 Bedford Co.?)) and Ruth Ann NICHOLS, daughter of Samuel NICHOLS and Mary ? married in 1850 in Bedford Co. VA. Their children are: Edward J. b 1854 d 1922, m. Bettie BURNETTE, Mary S. BARKER, and Rachel ?. William S. b. 1863 d. 1940 m. Frances Ardella WILKERSON. Powhatan m. Victoria S. OVERSTREET, and ? LEFTWICH. Samuel W. b. 1871, d. 1910 m. Blanche Davis PAYNE 1894 (this is my line, what did Grandpa Sam die of?). Russ m. Lennie BULLINGTON, Lockey m. William Henry ARTHUR. Ronie m. Green JOHNSON and ROBERT PAYNE. All the children were born in Bedford CO. VA. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you. My Great Grandma just died in Feb. at the age of 98. She was the daughter of Samuel and Blanche JOHNSON.

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April 27, 1998 from
AYERS, BRADLEY, FRANKLIN, HOLT, KASEY, MATTOX, SAUNDERS -
Looking for anyone descended from Henry W. FRANKLIN and Martha T. HOLT. Henry was born about 1788, in Bedford, Co., and believed to have served in the War of 1812. Martha was born in 1802. They were marriage bonded April 23, 1821, Bedford Co. Their children were Temperance Jane b. Oct. 1823, married Peter Bradley and ?. John Callaway b. Aug 1824, married Louisa F. SAUNDERS and Marcella V. KASEY. (My line). Martha M. b. Oct. 1826 married Robert MATTOX, Jesse H. b. Oct, 1828, Sarah E. b. July 1830 married J. AYERS, James E. b. April 1832, and Benjamin FRANKLIN (still verifing this child). Also looking for the descendants of John Callaway FRANKLIN and Louisa B. SAUNDERS and Marcella V. KASEY. Their issue: William Davis (my line from Louisa, who died in childbirth). Unknow infant born July 1871, John Mchenry(?) born May 21, 1873, Ida M. Dec. 15, 1875, James H. born c.1869, and Norman K. FRANKLIN born c. 1872. I am seeking the parents of Henry W. FRANKLIN. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you,

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April 23, 1998 from
KEENEY, YOAKUM -
I would like to find out any information on the KEENEY/ YOAKUM family from Bedford County, Virginia. Peter KEENEY and Ann Yoakum KEENEY lived in Bedford Co. in 1767. Their son, Michael KEENEY, was born on March 22, 1767 in Bedford Co. They also had sons, Moses, and Daniel. I would appreciate if someone could give me information about them. Thank you.

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April 21, 1998 from
HUSTON, McGINNIS, REEDY, WEBB -
Three McGinnis marriages are listed in the Bedford Co Marriage Bonds: John McGinnis & Mary Huston in 1784, Nathaniel McGinnis & Polly Reedy in 1813, and Nicholas McGinnis & Frances Webb in 1814. Are Nathaniel McGinnis and Nicholas McGinnis brothers? Are John McGinnis and Mary Huston their parents? Are Nathaniel McGinnis and Polly Reedy the parents of William H. McGinnis who was born 1817 in Christian Co, KY? Any help with these questions would be very much appreciated. Will be happy to exchange information.

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April 7, 1998 from
BUTLER, WADE -
I am searching for the parents and/or siblings of Alfred BUTLER, born in VA around 1800-1805. Alfred married Catherine (perhaps WADE?) also born in VA around 1805. The two oldest sons of Alfred and Catherine were Braxton (b. abt. 1822) and James K. (b. abt. 1823) both born in Bedford County, Virginia. Other children of Alfred and Catherine were Talitha, Eliza, Wade Hampton, Demarques, Jerome, and Julia. Alfred and Catherine BUTLER were living in Smith County, Tennessee, by the time of the 1830 census. Any information will be greatly appreciated!

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April 7, 1998 from
HURT, STONE -
Looking for information on the parents and siblings of Mary J. Hurt. Born between 1781 and 1788 in Bedford County. Also known as Nancy Hurt. Married Littleberry Stone in Bedford County on November 12, 1809. Died in Henry County. Father's name is James Hurt, but I have no idea of who her mother was or how James Hurt connects with the other Hurts of Bedford County.

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March 8, 1998 from
MORGAN -
I am interested in finding information of MORGANs in Bedford Co. VA. PETER N. MORGAN, b.@ 1814, Bedford Co. came into Meade Co. KY @ 1830 or so. He married in Meade Co. & reared his family. I do not have parentage of PETER N MORGAN. A family outline located in files in Meade Co. KY suggests that MORGAN families there were descendents of MORGAN MORGAN of Bedford Co. I am interested if anyone is researching this particular family line. Will share any information I have.

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March 7, 1998 from
ANDERSON -
Looking for information on John H. ANDERSON b. 1758 in Bedford Co. VA. I think he was married to Margy UNK. His father was reported to have been John ANDERSON b. in scotland and died in VA. I am the ninth generation in this line any information that you could give me would be appreciated. You can e-mail me, or Snail mail me at
Sam Anderson
207 Cushman St.

  • Pensacola FL. 32505.

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    March 1, 1998 from
    McGRADY -
    Looking for info on Laughlin MCGRADY, said to have been born early 1700's in Bedford co., later known to have lived in Franklin Co. before moving to Wilkes Co., NC. Need his wife's name, parents' names and from where this family originally came. Any info appreciated.

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    February 22, 1998 from
    MARTIN, OWNBY, OWNSBY -
    I am looking for information on MARTIN/OWNSBY AKA OWNBY families. MARTIN, James W. s/o Pleasant MARTIN and Rebecca aka Bell JOPLIN b. abt 1791 OWNSBY, Elizabeth b. abt 1793 d/o Powell OWNBY Bedford Co Marriage Bond between Elizabeth and James posted Oct. 1812.

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    February 13, 1998 from
    GARRETT -
    Need information on Thomas Garrett, born about 1770-1780 in VA. wife, may have been Mary "Polly". Children: Silas, b 1803 gives his birthplace as Bedford Co., VA; George Washington, b 1810; William, b 1820; Francis, b. 1826. Probably some daughters whose names I do not have. Thanks.

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    February 10, 1998 from
    BROWN, HATCHER, SNIDER -
    Wyatt Brown b. 1814 d.? m. Jemina Hatcher on 10-28-1835 in Franklin County. Wyatt's Father was Daniel Brown b.? d. 1834 in Bedford County m. Martha Joyce Snider ln 2-12-1802 Bedford. Searching for Daniel's full name and date of birth, where he is buried, who are his parents, does he have siblings? Daniel was in Bedford County all his life as far as I can tell but it seems his children were born in Bedford Co., then the next generation came to Franklin County,VA. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    January 4, 1998 from
    BOONE, BOUNDS, ROUSOM, ROWSOME -
    My familty name is Rowsome and I am trying to work out where it originated. We have been in Ireland since 1650. I have found namesakes in the Ontarion graves list. Some emigrated to Ontario in 1817 and from same village as my forebears in Co. Wexford, Ireland. Others were there in Ontario from the 1700's at least. Most interesting of all- while surfing I found a Rebecca Rousom (an earlier spelling) - married to James Bounds of Roanoak Bedford Co. VA. He was born c. 1723 and his niece was married to Nathan Boone - son of Daniel Boone. I am trying to find out as much as I can about how the name got to Bedford Co. and if she had other relations. To recap: Rebbecca Rousom (or Rowsome) married to James Bounds Jr. B. 1723 in Roanoak. Many thanks

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