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December 21, 1999 from
CHRISTMAS, RUFF -
I am a gg-daughter of Eliza RUFF Christmas, born 1842 in VA, possibly Bedford County. According to Heinegg's website, www.freeafricanamericans.com a Joseph RUFF, a "free Black" was the head of a Bedford County household of 6 "other free" in 1810. Seeking info on the 6 "other free" RUFFs in Bedford County. TIA, Ms. Dale Colston

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December 6, 1999 from
PADGETT, RUSHER -
Looking for information on Waller Padgett, who married Ann Rusher on Dec. 23, 1815. Who were his parents, siblings, and children ? I can find no record of them after a land sale in the 1820s.

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November 26, 1999 from
PADGET, WITT -
My grandfather was adopted. I have recently learned that his name at birth was Dutch Bradford Witt. He was born in Bedford County. He had an older brother and sister who were placed in an orphanage. Dutch was never legally adopted by the people who raised him, Lizzie and Aubry Padget, although they named him Paige Hamner Padget. I am trying to find out the names of his real parents, who I assume were Witts. No one in the family seems to know what happened to them, or how my grandfather came to be adopted by the Padgets. My grandfather and his adoptive parents have long since died. I would appreciate any information on this, or information about where I may locate these records. Thank you

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November 26, 1999 from
BURNETTE, KEESEE -
I am seeking info on Burnettes. My gggrandfather, I believe William Burnette, left Bedford County, Va. prior to 1850. First moving to Pittsylvania County, Va. and then to Gladys in Campbell County Va. Gladys may have been called "Pigeon Run" at that time. My ggrandfather was John Edward Burnette, b 6-9-1851, my grandfather was Otey Guster Burnette, b. 11-27-1887 and grandmother was Mary Hester Keesee Burnette, b. 2-6-1889. I would appreciate any info from the Bedford County period.

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November 11, 1999 from
BLASSINGAME, CLAYTON, HARVEY -
Seeking connections to Joel Vincent HARVEY, Sr. b. 1764 VA; mar. Nancy Amzi/Amsi CLAYTON b. 1766 Bedford Co., VA (who are her parents?) on 09 May 1782 Charlotte Co., VA. Believe Nancy may be connected to the John Willis Clayton, Sr. lines of Bedford Co., VA and am trying to connect an Augustine Willis CLAYTON who was b. ca. 1765 VA who served in Rev. War from SC. Believe the CLAYTON families of Bedford Co., VA connect with a Thomas HARVEY, SR. b. 1705 VA and wife Elizabeth BLASSINGAME in Charlotte Co., VA later (deeds).

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November 8, 1999 from
BARKER, YANCEY -
I'm researching a Layton Yancey who is listed in the marriage bonds as marrying a Sarah Barker in Bedford County on December 20, 1830. If any further information is known on these two (parentage, descendants, other vital statistics, etc.) would be greatly appreciated!

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October 29, 1999 from
RICHARDSON -
I am looking for Amos Richardson, born about 1761 in Beford County, Virgina, according to his pension files. Also, Amos died in Campbell County, TN after 1850, where according to the 1850 Campbell County Census he was 89 years old. He is also buried in Campbell County, TN. According to the Census in 1850, he was around several Richardsons, and I'm trying to figure out if they were related, and how. Anyway, what I need is birth recognition, with parents, and possible other siblings he grew up with. What kinds of Records are available on the Richardson Family in Beford County in mid to late 1700s, and how do I go about getting copies made?. I live in California, and would be willing to pay for copies of records etc. First I would like to find Amos' birth record if possible. I hope I am not asking too much... Let me know if I am.

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October 29, 1999 from
NIXON -
Joseph R. (or E.) Nixon, born in Bedford in 1879. Father was Hugh Nixon, born about 1844-45, married to Mary Ann. Brothers were William A. Nixon, born in Prince Edward and Robert H. Nixon, born in Appomattox, Va.

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October 3, 1999 from
BUNCH, HART, WRIGHT -
Am searching for Winston BUNCH b abt 1759 Bedford Co., VA, son of Henry and Ann BUNCH. He mar Eliza abt 1784. He was in Rev War and received a land warrant in KY where he died 1830. His sons were David W. b abt 1785 and William b 1787. David mar Elizabeth WRIGHT in 1806 Louisa Co., VA. William mar Martha HART. Thanks for any help.

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October 3, 1999 from
NUCKOLS, STINNETT -
I am looking for the parents of Robert Nuckols, born 1870, possibly Bedford County VA, married Sallie T. Stinnett on September 5, 1892 in Amherst County, VA. He was the father of my great-grandfather Homer Robert Nuckols, and of Effie Loving Nuckols. Any info would be appreciated. I have checked every file I could find on VAGenWeb and posted queries eveywhere I've come across so far...he had to have had parents!!! But so far I can find absolutely no evidence of them...anywhere! I would also appreciate any suggestions of further places to look. So far I've posted to the Nuckles forum at Genforum as well as the Nuckols page on Common Threads...I've checked the LDS pages, Ancestry.com, and as I said, all of the wonderful files at VAGenWeb. Any help at all would be so much appreciated, as I'm trying to get my family tree prepared as a Christmas gift for my Grandma Myra. Robert was her grandfather. Thank You,

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September 25, 1999 from
CRANE, CROUCH, HOLT, ROBINSON, WIGGENTON -
I am looking for any information about my Fourth Great Grandfather who is John Crane Sr. I do not know when he was born. All I know he was from Bedford Co., VA. He married Sarah - Children are: William Watson Crane - B. Nov. 6, 1900 Bedford Co., VA. D. April 13, 1876 Boone Co., MO, Nashville Cem. Boone Co., MO. M. Mary Ann Holt Aug. 28, 1829 Possibly in Bedford Co., VA. John Crane Jr. - B. est. 1818 Bedford Co., MO. D. March 26, 1892 near Burnett, Morgan Co., MO. M. Elizabeth Crouch Jan. 11, 1838 Bedford Co., VA. Armstead D. - B. Jan. 22, 1802 Bedford Co., VA. D. July 17, 1896 Morgan Co., MO. Big Rock Cem. M. Elizabeth Wiggenton Jan. 11, 1832 Bedford Co., VA. Wyatt - B.? D.? M.(1) Martha Robinson Feb. 14, 1831 Bedford Co., VA. (2) Angeline - Feb. 9, 1836 Bedford Co., VA. Martha - B.? D.? M. William Holt. Aaron - B.? D.? M.? Another Son - B.? D.? M.? Thank you for your time and help.

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September 23, 1999 from
CARTER, KELLY, ST.CLAIR -
I'm look for some information on a family, their name is CARTER, that is from Bedford County, VA. Charles Lilburn Carter was born 4-24-1850 and died 6-6-1907. His wife was Sarah Elizabeth St.Clair and she was born 7-14-1850 and died 2-4-1915. Their children were: William Berry, George Lilburn, Charles Newsom (married Minnie Lee St.Clair), and Robert Daniel Carter. Sarah Elizabeth St.Clair's father and mother were Robert Mitchell St.Clair and Sarah Elizabeth Kelly, but I do not know Charles Lilburn Carter's father or mother. Could you help me find my family please. Or his father and mother and so on so on. I think that Charles Lilburn Carter's father is Littleberry Carter I am not for sure I would appreciate the help. If there are any files or any information on this family, I would really appreciate it. If you need more information please write me at
407 W. Millett,
Dallas, Texas 75232
or call (214) 374-7292

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September 17, 1999 from
GILLESPIE, WILSON -
I am looking for the family of Larkin/Larcen GILLESPIE who married John Hubbard Wilson. He was born in 1812, they had a child born in 1835, Robert N. Wilson, and a dau. Victoria H. Wilson born about 1840. They were living in Campbell County by 1850, but I have reason to believe the wife Lxxxxx GILLESPIE was from Bedford County. Any information whatsoever on her and her family will be greatly appreciated!
Sallie Hurt
P. O. Box 245
Bristol, TN 37621
(423) 323-6656

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September 15, 1999 from
RUSHER, TURMAN -
I am looking for any information about Andrew RUSHER who was born in 1746 or shortly before that year. He purchased land in 1767, from the Calloway family, along the banks of Sycamore Creek, near a mountain that used to be called Johnson Mountain. He is believed to be the brother of George RUSHER who served with Col Byrd in 1760. Andrew Rusher married Ann Turman, daughter of Benjamin Turman, Sr. The Turmans lived next to him on Sycamore Creek, but moved shortly after Andrew and Anne were married. I am specificaly looking for the parents and siblings of Andrew Rusher, and the birthplace of Andrew Rusher. He died in Bedford County in 1822. Ann Turman Rusher died in Bedford County in 1823. The origin of the Rusher family is said to have been Germany.

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September 5, 1999 from
JENNINGS, ROBERSON -
Searching for information on Bessie Jennings born 1869 and James Buchanan Roberson born 1857 who were married in Bedford County, Virginia in 1883

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September 5, 1999 from
CHASTAIN, WHEAT -
Seeking information on Zachariah Wheat born 1767 and Edith Chastain Wheat married in Bedford County, VA in 1791

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September 3, 1999 from
KARNES -
Seeking information on Rachel Karnes believed to have been born in Bedford County, Virginia in 1830. Possible daughter to Jonathan & Cynthia Karnes (no proof at this time). Rachel may be lised in either the 1830 or 1840 Bedford County Census. Last place that she lived that can be verified is in Fremont County, Iowa in 1850 which is also the last place that I can verify Jonthan & Cynthia Karnes lived. Thanks, Tim McCord

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August 29, 1999 from
RUCKER -
I would like any and all (no matter how small) information & documents on Ambrose L. RUCKER b:/10 May 1805 in Bedford County, Virginia. Does anyone have a picture of him, That I could get a copy of? I am willing to pay for all copies and postage, if you can not E-Mail it to me.
Carla V. Leighton  715 E Marquam Street
Mt Angel, Oregon 97362

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August 27, 1999 from
DAVENPORT, HARRIS, WALKER -
I am looking in Bedford County for Lewis Davenport who was born in Virginia approx 1800 to 1810. Does anyone know if Lewis is related to Christopher Davenport who is listed as a head of household in the 1820 census? Lewis married Mary Harris in Sumner County, Tennessee in 1829, and may have earlier married Cecelia Walker. Thank you, Steve Siegrist,
182 Kettlebrook Dr,
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054.

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August 24, 1999 from
HALL, KEAGLE, RODGERS -
In search of Angeline HALL b.1823 Bedford Co, Virginia. d/o James HALL and Eleanor RODGERS. Married 1842 to Joseph B. KEAGLE b.1819. Then moved to Sangamon Co, IL. and Mernard Co, IL. All help appreciated.

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August 7, 1999 from
CAMDEN, HALE -
Looking for info on Nannie Spencer Hale, born 6-11-1868 in Lynchburg, married Jay Hugh Camden.

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July 24, 1999 from
BAKER, BOYD, BROOKS, EWING, LINN, MCCRARY, OLESON, SMALL -
I descend from Robert Ewing 1718 Ireland - 1787 Bedford and his wife Mary Baker 1730 VA - 1789 Bedford d/o Caleb and Martha Brooks Baker s/o Robert s/o John s/o Andrew. Martha d/o Robert. Robert and Mary's daughter Sidney 1753 Bedford - 1814 Cadiz, Trigg, KY m 1772 Norfork, VA to Adam Linn Jr 1750 - 1839 Trigg, KY s/o Adam and Isabella Linn Sr. Through Nancy Linn m Abraham Boyd. Alfred Boyd m Martha Gordon Small. Adelaide Crittenden Small m George Jameson McCrary. Gladys Jameson McCrary m Harold Emil Oleson my grandparents. Looking to correspond with others on this line. Just got snail mail possible father to Robert Ewing as Findley Ewing. The lady stated she had no proof but in 25 years that's the first potential lead.

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July 11, 1999 from
MADDOX, PARKER, TROWELL -
Looking for any information on the parents of Charles Washington PARKER born in Bedford County, Virginia in 07 Dec 1811 and died 01 March 1902 in Fountain Green Township, Hancock County, Illinois. He married Rebecca Oaks TROWELL daughter of James TROWELL and Alcey MADDOX. PARKER family from Botetourt County, Virginia and appear to have married Quakers. Any help with this family would be appreciated.

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July 6, 1999 from
DEW, HOLLY, LOGSDON, PINKLEY, SIEBERT, WEDDLE -
Searching for the parents and siblings of William HOLLY. He was born Sept 18, 1816 in Bedford Co., VA. He lived alone in Allegheny Co., VA per 1840 census. On Feb. 17, 1842 he married Malinda DEW in Allegheny Co., VA. She was the daughter of Charles and Nancy PINKLEY DEW. They sold their land in 1848 and moved with several of Malinda's siblings to Macoupin Co., Illinois. Their children were: John Wesley (single), Lewis R (single), Sarah Catherine married Francis C SIEBERT, Nancy Virginia married James LOGSDON, Benjamin Franklin married Martha Mariah WEDDLE, and Charles William (single). Wiilliam died Sept 19,1872 in Macoupin Co., and Malinda and family moved by ox and wagon to Pottawatomie Co., Ks in 1878.

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June 19, 1999 from
FOLDEN, TALER, TAYLOR -
James FOLDEN b 1769 Bedford Co VA d 1845 Monroe Co VA m Elizabeth TAYLOR (TALER) b 1773 Bedford Co VA m Feb 23, 1791 Bedford Co VA. Please email me

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May 22, 1999 from
FREEMAN, KASEY -
Polly or Mary KASEY married Walter FREEMAN 22 Sep 1828 in Bedford County. They have the following children Deborah A. b. 1841, Mary E. b. 1843, Sarah C. b. 1832, Andrew b. 1838, Jesse b. 1833. William W. 1834. They moved to Patrick County. Do you know who Polly or Mary KASEY's parents are?

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May 20, 1999 from
AUSTIN, HOLLAND, MOORE -
I am researching the Holland Family in Southwest Virginia in the counties of Bedford, Floyd, Franklin and Montgomery. My great grandfather was William Reily Holland b. about 1820, d. 14 September 1897 in Floyd County, Virginia. He married Mary Jane (Polly) Moore, of Franklin County, VA on 27 December 1843. They had 13 children, 11 of which lived to maturity. I am trying to determine the parents of William Reily Holland. The parents of Polly Moore were John Moore and Annie Austin of Franklin County, VA. Thank you. Irby N. Hollans, Jr. of Fairfax, VA

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May 17, 1999 from
GOINS, MELTON, POLLARD -
I am searching for information regarding the Francis POLLARD family. His will was written in Bedford County, VA in 1771 and his estate as settled in 1780. I am particularly interested in finding the descendants of daughter Mary POLLARD who married William MELTON who eventually lived in Lawrence Co. IL and daughter Judtih POLLARD who married Joseph GOINS who moved to KY. Any information appreciated.

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May 8, 1999 from
JETER, TURNER -
Lt. Henry JETER is my ancestor and I want to know more about him. My Gr Gr grandfather James Monroe TURNER was his grandson through Lucy Carter JETER who married John H. TURNER. I understand there is a monument in Bedford County comemorating his role in the Revolutionary War. Is that correct? John H. TURNER died 11 Oct. 1864 in connection with the War Between the States. Was he a civilian or a soldier?

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May 8, 1999 from
CARTER, WRIGHT -
In the 1850 Census of Bedford County Joel and Emaline CARTER and their two children Harvey and Liona have Grief WRIGHT in their household. In one of Emaline's records of her child's birth it gives her maiden name as WRIGHT. I want to know what her connection is to Grief WRIGHT. Joel and Emiline's other children are William Washington. Samuel F., Thomas G. Sarah C., and Emiline.

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May 1, 1999 from
BOWLES, CHAPMAN, COLEMAN -
Searching for family of Nathaniel (Nathan) CHAPMAN (1761-1829) who married Elizabeth (Betsy) COLEMAN in 1791 in Franklin Co., VA. Nathan was a Revolutionary War Soldier and enlisted in either Cumberland Co., VA or Amelia Co.,VA. Moved to Bedford Co., VA c. 1784 after war ended but, not sure what county he moved from! I do know that he had a brother named Thomas and a sister named Elizabeth BOWLES. I have "hit a brick wall" with my research and would appreciate any help! I am more than willing to share any information that I might have with anyone interested. Thanks,

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April 19, 1999 from
ANGEL, GAULDEN, ROSS, TAYLOR -
Alsup TAYLOR was in Bedford County as early as 1800 where he was surety for Washington TAYLOR. His wife Penelope ANGEL TAYLOR was my 4 g grandfather's sister. They were in Franklin County, VA after 1810 and before 1820. Who were their children? What connection if any to the GAULDENs. He was Surety for Susannah GAULDEN married a ?ROSS in 1810 in Bedford.Thanks for your help. Lois Cleveland in Alabama

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April 17, 1999 from
BROWN, EVERETT, LOWRY, PERROW, PULLEN, WILKES -
I am searching for information on the family of Triplette Estes Lowry born ca 1797 who married, as his second wife, 25 February 1839 in Bedford Co, VA, Matilda C. Brown. They had five children as follows: Elizabeth B., born 1840, married 02 Oct 1867 Bedford Co, VA, Henry B. Wilkes, born 25 Oct 1833, died 06 Dec 1920; Marshall Milton, born 15 Aug 1842, died 19 Jun 1888, married 20 Dec 1865, Bedford Co, VA, Susan Turner Everett, born 05 Apr 1842, died 03 Apr 1914; Harriett M., born ca 1844, married 24 May 1866, Bedford Co, VA, Thomas B. Perrow, born 1836; Edmonia P. born ca 1846, died 28 Oct 1912, Bedford Co, VA, never married buried Timber Ridge Baptist Church, Bedford Co, VA; and George W. Lowry, born ca 1848, married Lizzie ____. Triplette Estes was the first child of William B. Lowry, Jr. who married Elizabeth Pullen in Lunenburg Co, VA. The children of William B. and Elizabeth Pullen Lowry were: Triplette Estes, Milton, Albert M., Thomas, Eleanor Howard, Nelson, Howard, Mary Isabel, Richard Warren, Nancy Ann and Sarah. Can anyone help me develop the families of any of these children?

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April 3, 1999 from
Am researching my Maiden name, DOWDY, in Cumberland Co., Va. and trying to make a connection between them & the extensive DOWDY clan who lived in Bedford Co. in the 1700s & 1800s. If anyone has made such a connection, please get in touch.

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March 2, 1999 from
BALLARD, FIELD, FIELDS, HURT, JOINER, JOYNER -
I am looking for birth evidence on my grandparents, who were born in Bedford County. They are: (1) Cora C. Field or Fields, born 21 Feb 1879. Her parents are Henry Clay Field or Fields and Sally J. Hurt. (2) Samuel Madison Joyner or Joiner, born 22 May 1869. His parent were Robert Joyner or Joiner and Anna C. Ballard. If anyone finds any records on these two, please let me know. Thanks!

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February 25, 1999 from
KRANTZ -
Researching the Krantz family in Bedford Co., Virginia. Jacob, Michael, Thomas, & William who were there in 1810. I would be glad to exchange any info. Thank you,

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February 6, 1999 from
HALL -
Seek info on Robert Hall and family. Robert was reportedly born in Albemarle County in 1761. Enlisted in militia in Henry County in 1778. After term, he "returned home" to Bedford County. In 1779, he re-enlisted under Capt Trigg and Col Merriweather and after that term returned to Bedford. He was "drafted" in 1781 and served under Capt. Clamments(?), Lt. Cobb and Maj Ward. Fought in Battle of '96. Believe he then lived in Bedford for a short time before going to Henry County.

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January 30, 1999 from
ANGEL, ANGELL, ANGLEA, MITCHELL, ROSS -
I am searching for Thomas Mitchell, who was married to Eleanor ????. Thomas died before 1787. Eleanor married John ROSS in Bedford county at that time. Sarah MITCHELL married William ANGLEA, ANGELL, etc. in 1797. I would like to know Eleanor's maiden name, parents, etc. Thomas's parents, where he was from, etc. William's brother Burton Angel lived in Bedford county. He had several children that married there. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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January 29, 1999 from
LANCASTER, THOMAS -
Cammuel THOMAS, born 1804 in Bedford Co, died June 1874 in Bedford Co., married Anna LANCASTER 7 Aug 1829 in Bedford Co. I am interested in finding information on both Cammuel's parents and Anna's parents. I know from the marriage record (I think) that Cammuel's parents names are John and Susan, but I can find no information on them. I have nothing on the parents of Anna. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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January 16, 1999 from
STINNETT, WRIGHT -
Would appreciate assistance in identifying Sally Wright who married Charles A. Stinnett on December 27, 1830, at Bedford County, Virginia. Charles was a son of Charles Stinnett. The witnesses were Raefael (?) Stinnett, Marbell E. Stinnett, and Richard Stinnett and the surety was John Wright.
Robert N. Grant
15 Campo Bello Court
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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January 16, 1999 from
TANNER, WRIGHT -
Would appreciate assistance in identifying Eliza Wright who married Manuel Tanner on November 2, 1816, at Bedford County, Virginia. The surety was Moses Farrar.
Robert N. Grant
15 Campo Bello Court
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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January 16, 1999 from
HOWELL, WRIGHT -
Would appreciate assistance in identifying David Wright who married Amelia Howell on March 4, 1797, at Bedford County, Virginia. Amelia was a daughter of David and Rebecka Howell. The witness and surety was John Howell and the minister was Alderson Weeks.
Robert N. Grant
15 Campo Bello Court
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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January 16, 1999 from
GATEWOOD, WRIGHT -
Would appreciate assistance in identifying Meredith Wright who married Lucy Gatewood on December 25, 1794, at Bedford County, Virginia. Lucy was a daughter of James Gatewood. Witnesses were James Gatewood, Jr., and Charles S. Gatewood. Surety on the bond was John Murphy, Jr., and the minister was Alderson Weeks. Robert N. Grant
15 Campo Bello Court
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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January 16, 1999 from
EDGAR, WRIGHT -
Would appreciate assistance in identifying Phebe Wright who married James Edgar on April 15, 1778, at Bedford County, Virginia. She was age 22, the witnesses were Sarah Trigg and Rachel Donoho and the surety on the bond was Harey Innis. Robert N. Grant
15 Campo Bello Court
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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January 15, 1999 from
DELANY, FERRALL -
Thomas Delany married Martha Ferrall in Bedford Co. on Dec 20, 1774. Chris Lynch Surety. I would like to find the children of Thomas and Martha. Also information of their birth and death records. Thanks

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January 10, 1999 from
JOHNSON, RANDOLPH -
John Johnson married Milley Randolph in Albemarle Co., VA 1 January 1782. He was in the Rev. War and obtain land in Bedford Co. for this service. He supposedly died in Bedford Co. in the sping of 1799.. they had a son by the name of William Johnson. I do not know if there were other children. Would like to share information with anyone researching this line.

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January 5, 1999 from
CUNNINGHAM, DOWDY -
James C. Cunningham b. 1822 in Montgomery County, Va. m. Lavinia Dowdy Nov. 28, 1842 in Bedford County. Does anyone have info. on this family? Was James' father William Cunningham? If so, where was he from?

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