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June 1, 2017 from
MINOR -
I am seeking information on the Minor family, specifically William, Threesivelluss, and Armistead Minor. William and Threesivelluss are brothers originally from King William County, Virginia. Records indicate that Threesivelluss moved to Bedford County around 1820. I would like to prove who is the father of Armistead Minor, who died in 1832. Thank you. Suzi

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November 9, 2016 from
CREESY, DOWDY, FREEMAN -
I need information regarding Henry Freeman born in 1821. Supposedly his parents are Jesse Freeman and Mary Creesy both born in 1801 and married on July 28, 1820 in Bedford VA. Jesse Freeman's father is supposedly James Freeman, mother Nancy Dowdy married Nov 18, 1796. I cannot seem to find any reliable source connecting Henry Freeman with Jesse and Mary Freeman. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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May 25, 2016 from
CONNAWAY, FARMER, RICHARDSON -
I am looking for parents of my Amos Richardson Born 1762 in Bedford Co., VA, according to his Revolutionary Papers, which I have a copy of. By the time the Revolutionary war started Amos was living in Burke Co., North Carolina, where he enlisted Twice.
Anyway, I have been trying to figure out who his parents were since 1994 with not much luck.
My Amos Richardson settled in Campbell Co., TN his 2nd wife was Frances Farmer of Anderson Co., TN, and he died a pauper in Campbell Co., TN in 1853. So, he was old. He had several sons, Thomas, Aaron, Daniel, John. By names alone, he matches best with Jonathan Richardson who married Catherine Connaway, their kids names totally match with my Amos Richardson. I just can't figure out which one of their sons was his father. Their kids: possible father, would be John born 1707, Daniel 1712, Thomas 1717, Abraham 1719, Amos 1721, Aaron 1723, David 1725.
My Amos Richardson who I have just described above, his son Aaron named one of his daughters Catherine. It would seem, if there is a match it might be after Jonathan Richardson's wife Catherine Connaway'. Jonathan died in Franklin Co., VA 1745, and Catherine died by 1749 when Their kids, all mentioned above sold the property and supposedly ended up in Bedford County, VA, where my My Amos Richardson was born. Later, his family must have moved North Carolina where my Amos Richardson Enlisted.
Anyway, I'm wondering what land deeds there are and possibly who would have been selling there property, from about 1765 on. It's possible that My Amos Richardson may also be related to John Richardson who was born in 1760 in Beford Co., VA, According to his Revolutionary papers, which I do have. This John also says that his family moved to Rowan Co., North Carolina, when he was just 6 years old, according to his Revolutionary papers. According to My Amos Richardson, there is a mark like this, Burke 67, North Carolina, when asked a question of when he resided in North Carolina. I'm wondering, if "67" stood for the year 1767.
Anyway, If you have any good ideas, how I could go about searching this out. I would appreciate in knowledge or directions.
Sincerely, Cathi Gross

PS: I know in 1758 These Richardson were a part of the Militia for Bedford Co., VA: I'm probably most interested in Daniel Richardson or John Richardson, because perhaps he is the son of Jonathan Richardson & Catherine Connaway. If so, maybe he is the person I am looking for. I know Jonathan Richardson, was the father of another Amos Richarson born in Loudan Co., VA in 1764.

p. 67-69 In 1758, Bedford County, VA militia consisted of these Richardson's:

1. John Richardson, 2. Joshua Richardson, 3. Jonathan Richardson, 4. Daniel Richardson, 5. Joseph Richardson, 6. Nathan Richardson.

Thanks for any help. :)

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November 7, 2015 from
HAINES, LONG -
John Long was born in Bedford abt. 1735 & married Mary Haines there in 1772. I am looking for John's parents. Are there any names, birth or even death records for this couple? It would not have been Bedford when he, John was born. Do I need to look in Lunenburg County for this info? TY

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August 25, 2015 from
THOMAS, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON -
Looking for more information on John A Thomas, possibly the one mentioned in Bedford Co. marriage bonds:
Dec. 25, 1820; John Thomas & Jane Williamson; Joel Leftwich, Surety; Married by John Ayers, Dec. 27, 1820.
from http://www.vagenweb.org/bedford/bedf-m_t.htm
John Ayers was Methodist minister. Methodist church has a Thomas chapel.
John A Thomas, born ca 1800; Jane Williams[on], born 1793. Moved to Hennepin, Putnam, Illinois in 1830's. Four children: Henry Calahill Thomas, born ca 1824; Nancy Ann, born 1825; George F, born 1827; all in Virginia. A fourth child was born in Ohio, possibly on the way to Illinois: James W, born in 1830.
A George F Thomas, born 1771 is with them in Illinois, but cannot establish their relationship. Probably not father of John A. Perhaps uncle?
So many Thomas's in Bedford County. Hoping to find a link.

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August 9, 2015 from
BEAUFORD, BUFORD -
I am looking for info about Thomas Buford, also spelled Beauford, who reportedly died in Bedford County on 9 December 1716. Another interesting tidbit is that he died on the same day as his father Thomas Beauford. I'm wondering if they were in an accident or something? Or if there is any way to confirm that the dates in fact are the same, or is it a mistake in the records I received. The family seems to have been in Middlesex County, VA as well.

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April 27, 2015 from
LEE, THOMPSON -
I am looking for parent and death information for Black persons below. I think born in Otter, Bedford: Henry 'Harry' Thompson born abt. 1837 - ? Dianna / Dinah, wife of Henry Thompson  abt. 1837 - Bedford Va. I think her maiden name was 'Lee' but not certain. Can not find death records for either. Hoping that the death records will give me names of their parents.
Son of Henry & Dinah: George Thompson abt.1885. This is my G-Grandfather. I can not find any records on him after 1900. My grandfather, his son is Charles Thompson who is listed on the census with George's mother but never with George. Charles marriage certificate list father as George Thompson and Mother as Mary but no last name for her so I am missing this entire branch of my family with Mary.

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October 17, 2014 from
MUNCIE, RICHARDSON -
I recently started doing my genealogy and I am stuck on Jonathan Richardson. He was born 2 Nov 1760 in Bedford County, VA, but I do not have any parents or siblings names. If it is possible to get the names of his parents and siblings I would appreciate it.
Jonathan Richardson died 5 Dec 1836 in Clinton, TN, Married Mirum Muncie (born 1760/1770 in VA, died 1846 in Overton County, TN) Children: John, b. 1792 in VA (twin?); William, b.1792 in VA (twin?); Margaret, b. 1795 in VA; James A., b. 1797 in VA (My GGGrandfather); James Harvey, b. 1 Nov 1802 in Sullivan County, TN, I also learned that Mirum Muncie may have been full blooded Muncie/Munsee Indian. I also found a few references to Jonathan being part or full blooded Cherokee. I do not know if this is true or not but it may be likely since I can't find any records of eithers relatives.

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August 4, 2014 from
CUNDIFF, GAINES -
I am searching for information on William Cundiff b. @ 1786 in Bedford County. At some time he relocated to Prince William County. I believe his wife was Elizabeth. He had a daughter Mary who married Thomas Brawner Gaines from Prince William County. He and Elizabeth are my 4 g grandparents. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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June 6, 2014 from
BARNETT, CROCKETT, KENT, KRANTZ -
My research on my father's family has led me to Elizabeth Kent who married Thomas Krantz. They moved to Davidson Co TN. I know her father was John Kent, perhaps married to Rachel Barnett. I believe his father may have been Jacob Kent who married Mary Crockett. (See marriage bonds) in Bedford county for all these people. Looking for any proof or documentation of this family. I am just beginning in Virginia, but anyone who needs help on their Tennessee relations, send me a note.

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March 8, 2014 from
ARTHUR, AYERS, BROWN, CUNDIFF, GLASS, PAYNE, POWER, QUARLES, SAUNDERS, STARKEY, WRIGHT -
I am researching the POWER Family in Bedford, Pittsylvania and New Kent Counties. James POWER died in Bedford Co., in 1807/8. His widow was Elizabeth (QUARLES?) POWER. It has been found that James POWER migrated from New Kent County to Bedford ca. 1805. There were 7 children from this union: Mary md. John W. AYERS, Elizabeth Q. md. George W. SAUNDERS, Nancy Ann md. James Campbell ARTHUR, Sarah W. md. John PAYNE. Janetta F. md. John WRIGHT; all marriages were in Bedford Co. Two sons: Rev. John W. POWER md. Elizabeth Malone GLASS and William W. POWER md. Mary Bright STARKEY both married and resided in Pittsylvania Co. There was also considerable Bedford County interaction with the CUNDIFF and BROWN families. I will be glad to exchange info on any of these families.
Craig C. Emerson
5816 S. Mills Manor Ct.
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

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October 1, 2013 from
CAMPBELL, JONES -
Hey from down here in the bayous of south Louisiana. I recently came into possession of an old letter that was mailed during the Civil War. It is addressed to Mrs. Susannah Jones, Liberty, Bedford county, Virginia. It has 2 Jefferson Davis stamps attached and cancelled. It was sent in care of Thomas Campbell. I am guessing her husband was off fighting those d-----d Yankees. It was mailed and cancelled in Atlanta, Georgia. Can anyone help me flesh out this mystery mail recipient? Any help greatly appreciated.

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September 3, 2013 from
WILLS -
I am helping a descendant of Justinian Wills with her DAR application. We are trying to determine if Justinian Wills had any form of service during the Revolutionary War. If he is on the Virginia Personal Property Tax list for 1783 he would be eligible for Patriotic Service, or if he was on a committee or performed a service for Bedford County connected with the war, he might be eligible for Civil Service. Since he had already served in an earlier war, it is possible that he did not serve in the military. Any information on him during 1776-1783 would be appreciated.

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April 10, 2013 from
PARROTT, SMITH -
I have been trying for about forty years to identify the parents of John Smith both in Bedford County on 25 October 1799. I have recently learned that his maternal grandfather may have been Benjamin Parrott. Would love to hear from anyone who can tell me more about my great-great=great grandfather John.

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January 26, 2013 from
COOPER -
Looking for a William Cooper who was a surety to several marriages in Bedford Co., Va. Also would like to know who Adam Cooper's parents are. I am researching Cooper name that came from Loudoun Co., Va and we believe he may have came to Bedford Co., VA.'

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April 27, 2012 from
GADDY, STARKEY -
I am looking for information on John B. Starkey b. 1808 in Bedford County, Va. He was the son of Elijah Starkey and Elizabeth Gaddy. I believe that John was put into Indentured Servitude by the Overseer of the Poor after the death of Elijah Starkey. I can find no other information except for his birth in my on-line searches. Elijah Starkey is my 3rd Great Grandfather. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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April 12, 2012 from
MAGEE, McGEE, MITCHELL -
Need information on John Mitchell b. 11 Sep 1771 Bedford County Virginia, d. 1820 Gallatin County Kentucky. Married 16 Oct 1792 Woodford County Kentucky, to Sarah McGee/MaGee b. 1775 Virginia, d. 1830 Decatur County Indiana. Anyone researching this family? I lack a lot of information on this couple. I know John was born in Bedford co. Virginia.

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April 6, 2012 from
BRIGHT, MABERRY, MABRY, REYNOLDS, SHELOR -
I am looking for proof that John Reynolds b. 1786 in VA; d. in Patrick Co., VA 1863 and married Amelia (Millie) Mabry (Maberry) in 1809 IS a son of Jesse David Reynolds & Mary Bright.
(John and Amelia's son James Bartholomew Reynolds married Roxana Shelor in Meadows of Dan, Patrick Co.; their oldest child, Powell Benton Reynolds of Co. K, 50th VA was my great grandfather)
The Shelors and Reynolds of Patrick Co., believe and accept and publish this, but I cannot find documentation.
Joan Reynolds Gibson, Morgantown, WV

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March 21, 2012 from
NANCE, WITT, WOOD -
In Bedford Co Va Census of 1910, my gg grandfather, Joseph Wood, is listed as M2 (married for the second time) and that the length of this second marriage is 9 yrs. However, there is no wife listed and I have been unable to find a marriage record for Joseph. His first wife was Susannah (Susan) Nance and his daugther, Martha Ellen Witt, is living with him in 1910 with two of her children.
Does anyone have any info about who Josepsh's second wife was? Thanks!

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November 11, 2011 from
COX, MASSEY, RICHARDSON, RICHESON, TAYLOR -
Hi, my maiden name was Richardson. I have recently started doing some family history research and I have come to a dead end. I have reached all the way back to Canada Richardson who was supposedly the son of Johnathan Richardson. Canada married a woman named Jane Cox who was the daughter of Captain John Cox. Anyway, I have got stuck at Johnathan Richardson. Records which I have found in various online sites say he was born in Bedford, VA. He married a woman named Elizabeth Taylor and then remarried a woman named Anne Massey. Some records have all of the same information but different birth and death dates. I have found some that say Johnathan was born in 1715 and others that say he was born in 1748. It is possible that he spelled his Last name as "Richeson" as well, instead of Richardson. All, I am trying to figure out is his correct birth date and who his parents were, and who their parents were. Ultimately I am trying to find out when the Richardson or "Richeson" family immigrated to the America. If you have any information that could lead me to these answers I would greatly appreciate it! I have been doing a lot of research and just can't seem to find anything else. It's getting very frustrating.

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October 3, 2011 from
BURNETT, COOPER, JOHNSON, KYLE -
Looking for Saluda A. Burnett who m. Charles Cooper and went to Smith Co. TN. along with her sisters Agnes and Sarah. Her will mentions John H. Burnett who has her "share of grandfather Johnson's estate" which she leaves to dau. of my David Kyle (b.1840). She and her husband are mentioned in court case involving James Burnett d. 1815 Smith Co. TN. Can't tie Burnetts to my Kyles and Johnsons. Any help?

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