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March 31, 2008
POMPEY -
ISO reference/info about Fielding Pompey, born @1805 in eastern Virginia. I have info from later in Indiana, Ohio, but no record of parents/siblings, city born., etc.

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March 27, 2008
GREEN, LEWIS, REED -
I am searching for a VA link to my great-great-great grandfather Benjamin Reed who settled in Floyd County, KY just before 1820, having immigrated from Tazewell, VA according to family oral history. He is believed to have been married to Sally Green in Montgomery County, VA in 1824, although this is not certain. Benjamin's known children were Daniel Reed, born 1806 in VA, Stephen Reed, and James Reed.
My great-great-grandfather Daniel Reed was married to Martha "Patsy" Lewis, born 1808 in VA. They were married in 1829 in Morgan County, KY. The KY settlement of this Reed family was known as Cow Creek or Stella and was on the Johnson Fork of the Licking River which was in Floyd County in 1820 but became Morgan County before 1830 and Magoffin County before 1890.
I have failed to find this VA link after searching 1810 census, marriage, and will records in Montgomery and Giles Counties. I would like to contract a local geneologist to help with the search.
I would appreciate any direction you could provide,
David Reed Beatty
Lewisburg, WV

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March 25, 2008
HOLLYMAN, HOLOMAN, WOOD -
I'm looking for the parents of Dawson B. HOLOMAN. He was born about 1805 in Virginia. He married Dilly WOOD on 31 July 1833 in North Carolina. I am convinced that Dawson is related to the Christopher Hollyman line from Isle of Wight, VA. I have been stumped for many years trying to find the link. If anyone can help me, I would be eternally grateful!!

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March 25, 2008
BALDWIN, FLEMING, FOWLKES, PILLOW, ROACH -
BALDWIN, Unk. Children: Catherine born abt 1798; Mary born abt 1800; St Clair born abt 1801; Eliza born abt 1816.
Catherine married 15 Dec 1819 Warren Co NC Kenner Fowlkes
Mary married 29 May 1823 Charles Roach Hickman Co KY
St Clair married 01 Jan 1821 Amelia Co VA Sarah Maria "Sally" Pillow
Eliza married 17 Aug 1834 Hickman Co KY w/ guardian consent of Kenner Fowlkes to Wm B. Fleming
Catherine died circa 1825-1834 Hickman Co KY
St Clair died 09 April 1856 Hickman Co KY
I am not sure about the other two girls' deaths or whether or not they remained in Hickman Co KY after their marriages.

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March 21, 2008
HANKS -
I am trying to find a book "The Hanks Family of VA and Westward." If you know of this book, please send me the address so I can order it for our genealogical society. Thanks,

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March 18, 2008
DU_GUESCLIN -
Looking for any information on the Surname Du_Guesclin in Virgina. Thanks

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March 15, 2008
BARTON, CARTER -
Looking for descendant of James Carter and Jane Barton Carter married in 1829 in Fauquier County Virginia, daughter of Thomas Barton.. possible father of James, a Zachariah Carter.. all of Fauquier County Virginia......anxiously waiting...

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March 15, 2008
HARRISON, ROBERTSON -
I am searching for the parents of James Monroe Robertson who was born in Virginia in 1817. His wife's name was Elizabeth Ann Harrison. They married in 1835 in Daviess Co., Indiana. I have no idea what county in Virginia he was born in.

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March 15, 2008
HITT, JONES -
I am in serch any info. on my GGGrandfather Thorton Alexander Jones. Born 22 Feb 1817 in Va. (Co. Unk.) He married Ann Elizabeth /Hitt/ m.10 Dec 1840 in , Oldham, Kentucky,USA. She was Born 18 May 1824 in Kentucky,USA He died 05 Mar 1889 persumably in Ky. I do not know who his parents are but would Love to have help in fining this and more Info. on him and his family. Thank you, Belva Hall

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March 14, 2008
COOPER, FULGHAM, GASKINS, OLIVER, YOST -
I am interested in any research done on Thomas Gaskins who married Milley Fulgham and appears in the Isle of Wight 1790 Census. Their son, William married Elizabeth and lived in Isle of Wight. William's son, Murdock M. Gaskins was born in 1835 married Elizabeth had a son, George Thomas Gaskins and at least two daughters. Murdock served in Co. D 6th VA Infantry, died and was buried in Lynchburg VA in 1862. George Thomas Gaskins married Cornelia Frances Cooper and had 12 children. My grandfather, James Henry Gaskins, married Elsie Virginia Oliver from Suffolk and their only son, George Nathaniel Gaskins was my father. He married Miriam Lee Yost of Fairmont, WV and had 5 children in Portsmouth, VA. Those children were: Larry Douglas, James Y., Richard Nathaniel, Thomas Frank, and Patti Ann Gaskins.

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March 8, 2008
DURRAT, DURRE, DURRES, DURRETT -
Seeking more information of my father's family, Francis Durres, 1705, of perhaps Caroline County, or elsewhere. This is one original ancestor that I know of. My daughter is in school at Randolph-Macon in her final year; this is our last attempt at discovering distant relatives, or something. I understand there are many Durre, (es,te,tt's) in the Rapidan or Rappihonick River regions. I do know that the tt's were added during the Civil War, maybe by my grgrgrandfather of Ky. Thank you very much,

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March 8, 2008
BRIDGES, GARDNER -
Hi! - Hope someone can help me. I am looking for Lt. Thomas Gardner b. abt 1770 and died 1796 and was married to Eleanor Bridges. They had 2 or 3 children; Sarah (Sally) John D. and Nancy (?). I was told he was in the militia in the Hamtranck Expedition under the Capt. Hardy Hill. If anyone has any information I would appreciate it. Thank You,

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March 6, 2008
DISHMAN, OLDHAM -
OLDHAM, Edward b.d. & place unknown, m. 1791 Sarah DISHMAN. Inherited land King George Co. VA 1791 from Samuel OLDHAM, magistrate & judge Westmoreland and King George counties. Edward was a member of the vestry of Hanover Parish, King George Co. VA. Edward d. 1795 King George Co. VA. Who were his parents & what was his link to Samuel Oldham?
Susan Oldham Craig, 157 Baytree Dr., Rotonda, FL 33947

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March 5, 2008
PRESCOTT -
I am looking for a birth record for Genevieve Prescott born 16 May 1921. We believe that her mother was Helen E Prescott - and father is unknown. We are trying to find out if, in fact, Helen's maiden name was Prescott or did she marry a Prescott - then what was her maiden name. Helen was born in Michigan on 4 March 1899. Is there a way to look up births by given name and birthdate in Virginia? Thank you for your help!! Debi

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March 5, 2008
BOYD, SIMPSON -
I am looking for a James Boyd who married Nancy Simpson around 1800 in unknown county in VA. James was born in VA and the first child born in VA (m aybe more children but the first for sure) The first child b in 1804. thanks Helen J

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March 4, 2008
VIZIER -
Does anyone have knowledge of Peter Vizier b. where in VA about 1795?

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March 3, 2008
AKIN, DAVIS, EVANS, PROBY, RANSOM, TERRY -
Researching half-brothers Peter R. Proby and Keeble Terry (b. 1799), who are the sons of Dorothy Ransom Proby Terry. Peter's father was James Proby and Keeble's father was Daniel Terry, son of Moses Terry, son of Daniel Terry and Christain Evans. This is documented in a lawsuit started in 1819 Halifax Co VA. This info found by Margie Brown of Oakton VA. "Family tales" of Keeble being part Cherokee too are now proven false BUT his wife Rebecca is still Cherokee, as the Cherokee connection came from the mouth of Julia H. Terry ...their grandaughter...to my mother back in the 1930's. 1823 Halifax Co VA court records shows: Keeble Terry, John Terry, Thomas Terry (all brothers) Lucy R. Terry dau. of deceased brother Daniel Terry and siblings Peter R. Proby, James Proby, Nancy B. Proby.
My Julia H. Terry is the dau. of Kibble & Rebecca Terry's dau. Lucy B. Terry age 15 b. abt 1845 d. 1861-1865. Biological father for my Julia H. Terry is Ludwell George Davis b. 1844 d. 1937 in Ark. Ludwell's sister Belinda (Davis) <Akin is the "Indian" that raised her niece Julia H. Terry. Reference to Julia's "Indian" mother, turns? out to be the woman that raised her is who she called mother. The Davis line out of SC is the Cherokee in the family.
Fran West, Rockford, MI

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