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December 31, 2002
Hope someone can help me out have been doing family tree and hit a brick wall. The only thing I know for sure is Walter Roberts was born in 1875 and Mary Angle was born 1882. These are my grandparents and am just getting no where with the little I have to work with. Sure hope that someone can tell me something about them.

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December 23, 2002
Looking for any information on John B. Sargent/ Sargeant b. ca 1799 in Va, Both parents born in Va. per census data. He was in Franklin Co. Tenn., Franklin Co. AL., then in Lee/Itawamba Co. Miss. Do not know wife's name, I believe it was Lucy who was born in Va. also ca 1802. He had some sons named Hartwell, William J., John, Q.T. ,and Temple. He also had daughters but still working on their names. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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December 19, 2002
I am looking for the parents of Gordon Taylor who was born in Virginia 1811-1813. He ended up in Greene County, Tennessee. His son W. Luther Taylor born 1851 was my great grandfather. Luther was born in Tennessee. His 2nd wife was Catherine Taylor from Greene County/Washington County, Tennessee. I am not sure exactly when Gordon came from Virginia to Tennessee, however all the census records from 1850 on list him as living in Tennessee and being born in Virginia. Please let me know if you have any information on Gordon or who his parents were. Thanks

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December 14, 2002
Looking for info on Wilson Bailey, b-10/20/1884, Virginia. He m/ Leannah Shepherd in Kentucky and d-06/06/1969. I believe his parents were John or James Bailey and Louisa Baker. Any info helps.

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December 14, 2002
Searching for info on William MORGAN b. 1782 in VA.-d. 1859in NC Married Nancy ? b. 1785 in Maryland Moved to Anson County, NC around 1800 This area is known as White Store, NC I have all info available for White Store, but can not find info back into Virginia and early ancestors. His Children born in NC: John C. b. 1808; Robert b. 1810; Masten C. b. 1812 (My Great Grandfather _C.= Cellingham ?); Louisa b. 1829.

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November 21, 2002
Subject: VAGenWeb "Unknown County" QueryPage Herman Woods sent the following query: Seeking information on a Dollie/Dolly/Dooley Davis who was married to John Woods. Just wondering if researchers have ran across her. We have found her listed as Dooley Davis in the Sudie Clemmer files. These files are listings of Polk County, Tenn. residents. We have found John and Dollie listed in the following census:
1860 US Census, Polk County, Tennessee, Dist. 3, ED ____, Stamped Page 39A
Woods, John Head 58
Priscilla Dau 24
Dollie Wife 50
Nancy Dau 21
James Son 20
Samuel Son 18
George Son 16
Joseph Son 14
Jane Dau 12
1870 US Census, McMinn County, Tennessee, Dist. 14, Page 17
Woods, John Head 65
Dollie Wife 68
Priscilla Dau 33
Samuel Son 23
Rebecca Dau 15
Benjamin Son 12
And Dollie is listed in the following:
1880 US Census, Polk County, Tennessee, Dist. 3, Page 10
Woods, Dollie Head 66
Priscillia Dau 43
John W. Gson 14
I suspect that her name could be Dorothy Elizabeth due to the name being carried on by several other female descendents who were called Dolly, Lizzie, etc. and being named Dorothy. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,

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November 20, 2002
I'm looking for a William L. Dixon born approx. 1894 s/o John an Ann Dixon farmers. He somehow joined the Canadian army and ended up in Nova Scotia, Canada, married, had 2 daughters, then he and his wife broke up. He left around 1922 and no one knows what happened to him. He listed on his marriage license he was born in West Virginia. I thought he might have gone back home to his parents home could have married again and had a family there as well. Any information on this missing person would be a big help.

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November 17, 2002
Trying to find any info. on David T Cobbs and his wife, Dolly. They moved from Virginia to Kentucky around 1834 and show up in KY census after that, but census data only gives birth state, so I have no idea where in VA they lived. Dolly's maiden name is believed to be Burton and she was born in 1800. Thanks, Dick Brann

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November 16, 2002
Seeking information on: William G. BURKS b}1811 in VA married 1833 in IL to Phepe Merile b}1812 in TN They had 10 children in Saline Co., IL Mary E. b} abt 1834, James F. b} abt 1838, Alvis Green b} 1841, Margaret b} abt 1843, William Louis b} 27 Jul 1844, Melissa b} 1848, Richard b} 1849, Julia b} 1850, Charles S. b} 1855 and Harvey Samuel b} 21 oct 1856. He, wife & 1st eight children listed in 1850 Saline County, IL census

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November 11, 2002
Looking for the parents of Louisa C. Canby/ Cambe b. 1814 in VA. Died Abt. 1854 Boone Co., IN Louisa married Dr. Isaac T. Wilds b. 2-14-1799 in PA d. 5-12-1883 Frankfort, Clinton Co., IN. Isaac & Louisa were married 8-31-1831 in Clinton Co., IN Any information about county of birth or parents greatly appreciated.

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November 7, 2002
VANWINKLE- (VA 1749 & 1772-6); BUFORD, Thomas Jefferson; FOSTER; HAYS; JONES; OLD, NELSON, HALL. Searching for lineage of Jesse VAN_WINKLE- (VA 1772-6, whose father was Reportedly born in VA in 1749. Also searching for wife of Jesse VAN_WINKLE- Catherine or Katherine- (last name unknown) born in VA in 1790.

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November 6, 2002
Interested in Lewis A. Smith born 1844 in VA and moved to Saline Co, Mo in around 1860 or so. Lewis's father is belived to be a William O. Smith of England.

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October 29, 2002
My ancestors who lived in Virginia include: William Perryman (1759-1854) and Silvanus Stokes (he died after 1780 in Halifax County, Virginia). William Perryman was born in Charles County, Maryland and died in Russell County, Kentucky. William married Ann Stokes, daughter of Silvanus Stokes, in 1782, Caswell County, North Carolina. William militarily served during the American Revolutionary War from Virginia. I would like to communicate with anyone who has documented information concerning the parentage of my ancestors.

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October 29, 2002
My ancestors who were born in Virginia include: William Burton (he died in 1814, Pulaski County, Kentucky), Elizabeth Burton (Mrs. William Burton; she died after 1814, probably in Pulaski County), Elizabeth Tarter Burton (ca. 1795-after 1869 probably in Adair County, Kentucky), John Pendleton (he died after 1850 in Adair County), and Elizabeth Pendleton (Mrs. John Pendleton; she died after 1849 in Adair County). I would like to communicate with anyone who can document the parentage of my ancestors. William Burton probably married Elizabeth in Virginia before they arrived in Kentucky. Their son, Arthur Burton, probably married Elizabeth Tarter ca. 1813 after their families arrived in Kentucky from Virginia. John Pendleton probably married Elizabeth in Virginia before they arrived in Kentucky. Three of John and Elizabeth's daughters married members of the Harmon family who probably also came to Kentucky from Virginia.

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October 29, 2002
William Trent, born 1817, county unknown, Virginia. Both of his parents were born in Virginia. In the 1880 US Census for Missouri, his wife is noted as "America", age 52, born in Kentucky. Because William was noted as being 63 years old in the census, I'm beginning to think that he may have been previously married (just a hunch). At this time the only facts that are verifiable is his name, year of birth, and place of birth. Any information would be appreciated!

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October 19, 2002
Looking for the death dates and burial place of: Marion George or George M. or George Marion Parr b abt 1819 in Nelson County, lived in Botetourt with family in 1850 died right before 1870-do not know if he was in 1860 census. Wife Eliza or Eliza V., or Eliza Hill Parr born abt 1822 in Nelson County, lived in Botetourt with family in 1850. In 1880 lived with son George W. or George Parr, my great grandfather, last child born 1907. So died that year or after but before 1911 because rest of family in Roanoke, Va. before 1911 because his son married my grandfather in 1911. Thanks so much!

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October 14, 2002
I am looking for information on James P Kelly, He was born about 1850 in Virginia, He was next found in Gunnison Colorado in 1873 He then settled in Water Canyon New Mexico and he died in 1934 I would appreciate any help you could give me, Nancy

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October 12, 2002
I've discovered my Powers family in Frederick Cty., Va. John "Jack" married in 1792 to Frances Whitehead. His siblings are: James, Eliz. "Betsy", Ann/Nancy and Yancy. I'm trying to discover their parents??? Thank you
Winifred Powers Dixon
2075 Sunnyside Ave. #10
Moscow, ID 83843

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October 5, 2002
I am looking for any information on John Carter, born VA, June 9, 1769, married Mary Lehr (sp) December 25, 1797, Shenandoah County, VA. Mary had one daughter at the time of their marriage, Rebecca Burke. John and Mary had a daughter Nancy prior to 1800. The family moved to Gallia County, Ohio between 1800 and 1809. Please contact me with any information.

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October 4, 2002
Looking for information on John Cox born in an unknown county of Virginia. Lived in Sullivan and Washington County, Tennessee. Married Ruth Gray in Washington Co., Tennessee in 1812. John would have been born approx. 1794.

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October 2, 2002
I am looking for information about the Larimer, South, Clark and Lewis, Woolary, Rogers, Parlot, Parlet or Parlette families in VA in the early 1800's or late 1700's

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September 29, 2002
Interested in history related to Sameul J Atkins. Originally from Culpepper, VA. was a Baptist preacher in Rices Depot and Burkenville, VA. He was born in 1811 and died in Rices Depot, VA in 1890. His first wife was Rebecca Anderson, I think from the Culpepper, VA area. His second wife was Applia Mosby (Woodson). This children were James C. - 1854-1886, Samuel T. - 1847-1936, Lucy C, - 1852-1935, and William Thomas - 1842-1930.

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September 28, 2002
I am looking for parents of William WEBB b. 8/11/1777 in VA, then moved to Warren Co. TN and m. Jane HILLIS b. Warren Co., TN. He died 5/25/1842 in Keokuk Co., IA. Jane d. 5/15/1834 in Petersburg, IL. They had 14 children:
Elizebeth WEBB b. 11/7/1802 m. WARD, then Samuel NEAL.
Robert WEBB b. 11/29/1804 d. 12/15/1885, m. Elizabeth LOFTON or (LAWLER).
Sally WEBB b. 12/06/1806 d. 12/20/1892 (Sally was a deaf mute).
William WEBB b. 2/25/1809 m. Innocent BROWN 4/24/1834 (b. unknown) in Sangoman Co., IL.
Isabelle WEBB b. 10/24/1811 d. unknown m. Samual BLUE 3/9/1837 (d. unknown).
Melona WEBB d. infant.
Effie WEBB d. infant.
John WEBB b. 2/28/1819 (d. unknown) m. Susannah TAYLOR b. 1823 on 3/28/1840 in Sangoman Co.,IL.
Jenny WEBB b. 5/21/1814 d. 7/1833.
Polly WEBB b. 2/1/1817.
James WEBB b. unknown (possibly grandson instead of son) m. Lydia (unknown).
Anne WEBB b. 5/6/1822 (d. unknown) m. Tandy CALVIN (b. unknown) on 7/13/1842 in Jefferson Co., IA.
Fannie WEBB b. 7/26/1826 m. David H. BLUE on 5/19/1844 in Sangoman Co., IL.
Isaac WEBB b. 7/26/1829 d. 6/8/1920 m. Nancy Ellen OSBORN (or CROSBORN) on 1/22/1852.
Have a lot of information on other WEBBS from this area.

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September 24, 2002
Researching a Wharton family. Have traced it back to a Joseph Wharton born 1771 someplace in Virginia. He died in Indiana in 1862. Joseph's wife was Sarah (Sally Tull) whom he married in 1797 in Kentucky.

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September 20, 2002
Looking for William CRIGHTON (b 1829 Panbride, Angus Co, SCT) & wife Margaret Miller CAMPBELL (b, md 1858 Angus Co, SCT. Lived in Dundee, SCT , occ. =3D ship owner and surveyor for Lloyds before migrated some time after 1881 Dundee census to Virginia, USA. with all but one of their family. All chn born in Dundee, SCT
1 Catherine b 1859 remained single
2 David b 1860 md Jean MIDDLEMAS - 5 chn Elizabeth, Ronald, David, Mary & Ralph
3 Mary Tate b 1862 md K THOMSON (only one to stay in SCT)
4 Thomas Campbell b1863 md F JACKSON - 5 chn Campbell, William, Robert Stewart, Thomas, Florance
5 William b 1865, md Elizabeth MIDDLEMAS (no chn)
6 Margaret Miller b 1867, md G VOGEL (no chn)
7 John b 1869, md1 Maud TRACY - 5 chn - Katherine, Byron, Lillian, George Alexander, Margaret, David & Donald, Mary, Elizabeth (Belly) md2 Mrs ROBEY when visiting back in SCT
8 George b 1871 md abt 1893 Maddie CALHOUSE
9 Eliza or Lily B. b 1876 remained single
The family details comes from a letter written in 1932 by child #3 Mary Tate Crighton. William Crighton b 1829 was the bro of my ggdmother Margaret Ann Crighton Many thanks for your assistance - Pat Watt, Hamilton, New Zealand

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September 13, 2002
I am interested to learn about Gravett families in VA. I am looking for different spellings, could be Gravitt, Gravatt, Greevatt, Grevit, and more. I am especially interested in families around the late 1700s up to and including 1800. I descend from a John Gravett who had two sons, Henry and William Gravett, and he farmed these boys out when young and disappeared. It is unclear if he died or went somewhere to try to claim land. It looks as if my Gravettes are visiting VA in one of the census records, mid 1800s (visiting relatives?), but I haven't substantiated this, although all the names fit. Spotsylvania and Stafford Co are in my notes, but it has been so long, I do not know why I have those counties written down. ANY info, however small, is worth its weight in gold. This family seems easy to find because the name is slightly unusual. Please help me! Thanks in advance.

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September 8, 2002
I am researching the name Hudson Johnson or Johnston, One clue is a Hudson Johnson Private served in the war of 1812 with 23 Regiment (Browns) Militia ANY Hudson Johnson information is appreciated as I am back tracking my Hudson Johnson who died in Dickson Co. Tn in 1828 married to Agnes. Families around him are Choates, Wallace, Adams, Curtis, Ward, King, Craig. Mary Polly Johnson and John Johnson are his siblings, Mary married Joel Shropshire, and then Sterling May, John was married to an Ann some how is related to Dodson families (unknown how) any INFORMATION is appreciated. Thanks

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September 3, 2002
I am searching for any info on David John Bradford. He married Mollie Brandon and went to Texas.

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August 24, 2002
I'm trying to resarch the Rice family. I'm looking for Charles Rice. He was married to Hannah Cooper? I think he would've been born about 1815. His children were Samuel, George W., Hiram, Lucinda, Selah, and Wilson. Samuel was born Aug. 4, 1833, Wilson about1854. That's about all I know right now. If you can help me, I would appreciate it so much.

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August 15, 2002
Looking for The county that John Quincy Adams was born. He was born Oct 20, 1842 he was the only Child to Cordy and Margaret Adams. We do not know his mothers maiden name or his fathers full name. Some how he he related to the late presidents Adams. Can anyone help?? please!!

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August 3, 2002
Looking for a father for James Madison Rains. He was born in Va. about 1827. Was in Wilson, Co. Tn. in 1847, where he married Frances Moseley. He was in Union, Co. IL. in the 1850 Census. Madison, 24, VA. Frances Ann, 23, Tn. Sarah,3, Il. William, 1, Il. I would appreciate any help. Thanks,

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August 1, 2002
I am looking for the county that William and Elizabeth Shields lived in (Virginia). I don't have much about them, but I know that they were in the state around 1840s. Thanks for your help.

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July 28, 2002
I am a 9th generation descendent of Caleb Otterson. He is supposed to have been born in Princess Anne county Virginia around 1722. I am trying to get more info on this person, if anyone can help I would appreciate it.

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July 24, 2002
I am searching info about my grandfather, John Nichols. I have his dates from his tombstone in Churchville but I have no idea of his ancestors. He might have had a brother, James, from Deerfield. He married Saville Reynolds of Rockbridge Co, VA and they lived in Fordwick until he was killed at Bells Valley by a train in the 1930s at the closed station. They had 2 sons and 3 daughters. Edie

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July 22, 2002
I am looking for any information on my great, great grandfather, Richard (Dick) Hardaway (born circa 1810's-1820's) of Amelia County, Virginia. His wife was Ellen Hamm Hardaway. One of their daughters was Hannah L. Hardaway Johnson (d. 1932) who married W. Isham Johnson, last of Richmond, Va. & their children were: a son, Cogie and four daughters, Alice B. Johnson, Mayme H. Johnson Coleman (1887-1962), who was my grandmother, last of Richmond, Va., Lavinia Johnson Banks (1885- 1968) last of Richmond, Va. and S. Ella Johnson Carrington, last of Ashland, Va. - Richard and Ellen's other children were Lillian Harris (d. 1964), Cecelia Hardaway Wallace (d. cicra 1919)& her husband John Wallace (d. 1899), Lizzie Hardaway Ross (d. 1948), Abraham Hardaway (d. 1923) and Phil Hardaway (d. 1917). Mayme H. Johnson Coleman and her husband Grant Ulysses Coleman had four children; Grant Hardaway Coleman, Sr.(my father), last of Norfolk, Va., Lenora Coleman Zeigler who married James Zeigler and Tena Coleman Cannon who married John Cannon both last of Richmond, Va. and Aurelius Coleman. S. Ella Johnson Carrington (d. 1976) married Julian Carrington and their children are Ruth C. de_Murrie, Hannah C. Malloy whose son is Anthony Malloy, DDS., Julian L. Carrington, Howard H. Carrington, William Carrington (d. 1962) and Eunice Caster who married James Caster and their daughter was Mabel Caster Lighty. Alice B. Johnson married Elmore Johnson and their children were Gladys J. Brandon, Willinette C. Jones whose son is John Jones, Elmore W. Johnson and Lenora J. Harris who married Charles Harris whose children are Alice and Elmore. Lillian Hardaway Harris heirs are O. G. Walker, Gladys Mitchell, Hartright Walker, Loretta Tillman and Helen Tillman who married Booker Tillman and they adopted Loretta Tillman. Cecelia Hardaway Wallace children were Pauline H. Puller (d. 1974) who married Eugene Archer Puller (d. 1974)and they had a daughter, Eugenia Moseley, and Naomi H. Wallace (d. 1938) who married Lorenza Miller, Sr. and their son is Lorenza Miller, Jr. - Lizzie Hardaway Ross (d. 1940) married Willie Ross (d. 1942) and their children were Freddie Clements and Gwendolyn Clements who married Freddie Clements (d. 1956). Abraham Hardaway heirs were Georgia D. Hardaway Scott who married Alexander D. Scott who named their daughter Georgia Scott., Fannie B. Woods, Abraham Hardaway, Jr., Ruth Hardaway Collins, Lillian Hardaway Garrett, Jessie Mae Haggard who married Willian Haggard. Abraham Hardaway had a granddaughter Ruth Helen Collins Smith and grandson Hertel Johnson and Hertel's wife was Gladys Johnson. Abraham Hardaway also had a granddaughter by the name of Naomi Johnson Davis who married Joseph Davis, Sr. and another grandson, William Garrett who married Lillian Hardaway.

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July 22, 2002
I am currently looking for any information about my grandparents who were born in Virginia and then moved to Missouri. Eli Everett Hammond born abt. Nov.26, 1866 and Katherine A. Cross born abt. June 4, 1872. I have not idea which county or what year they left Virginia. I believe they were probably married in VA before they moved. I can find their names in the Kansas City, MO 1920 census. If you have any information or can let me know where I can get the needed information I would appreciate it.

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July 19, 2002
Searching for siblings and ancestors of William Clay Sharp, born 1803, Virginia. Married Louisiana Boord July 20, 1839, in Edgar County, Illinois. Eventually settled in Mt. Auburn, Illinois.

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July 18, 2002
I am trying to find the marriage date and location for Nathan Wesley Hale and Laura A. Sebastian. He was born in 1860 in Scott county, VA to Drayton and Ruth Hale. She was from Kentucky. I am thinking they might be married somewhere in VA, but I don't know where. Any help greatly appreciated.

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July 16, 2002
I have just discovered this reference. I am trying to locate information on my greatgrandfather, Newton Williams. He maried Emeline (Emmaline) V. Bonham on August 8, 1883 in Smyth County Virginia at the home of A. F. Bonham. I have the original marriage contract as my mother was named after her grandmother. I have little informaton on the Bonhams or the Williams. Both of my grandmother's siblings died as babies. Any information that you can give me as to how I proceed from here would be appreciated. Thank you.
Doris M. Nickoles
17516 Shenandoah Court
Ashton, MD 20861-9774

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July 13, 2002
I am researching the ancestors of my great great grandfather Spencer LANE b. about 1799 in Orange county Virginia. His grandfather was Edward LANE, Jr... I have pretty much ran into a brick wall. Can you help me ?

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July 11, 2002
I am looking for information on John Henry Wayman b.1789 in Maryland (according to census records), and his wife Margaret Francis b. 1790 in Botetourt Co., Va. They married in Botetourt Co. Va. in 1813. Specifically want to find out who his parents were, and what county John Henry was born in.

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July 9, 2002
I'm searching for information on Elizabeth Thompson and her son Ernest. Elizabeth was born in Virginia about 1870 and her son Ernest 1903. They moved to Wash.DC and she operated a rooming house in 1930. Ernest was married but I do not know his wifes name. If they had children I would like to hear from them. Response will be greatly appreciated.

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July 8, 2002
I am trying to locate informatin on Church Edgerton or Martin Edgerton, who may have migrated from West Virginia to Kentucky. Church would have0 been born around 1870-1880, and Martin would have been born around 1900. I believe that they may have worked in the mines. Church may have been a nickname for Jessie Edgerton. I believe that he is my great grandfather.

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July 8, 2002
Looking for information on parents of a Nicholas Sneed/ Snead who married a Sarah (Sally ) Mcdaniel in Albemarle County, Va. in 1820. He was the father of a John W. Snead who married Mary Anne Tooley in Albemarle County, Va., in 1850's. Nicholas seems to have appeared with no background. Sarah may have been a second marriage. This is not the Nicholas Tate Sneed who went to Tennessee. Any help on this Nicholas would be apreciated. Thanks in advance.

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July 7, 2002
Looking for information on the Payne family of Richmond. I have information going only back to Charles Albert Payne, Sr and his wife Katie Cecelia Devoto. She died 1973, he cira 1950. Would like any information going further back, especially any Civil War and/or Revolutionary War information.

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July 5, 2002
Looking for any info on Peter B KENDALL, born 8 Aug 1814 in ?,VA. Wife Keziah MCFARLAND, born 25 Jan 1813 in ?,VA. They marry about 1835 in ?,VA. First child born in VA in 1837. Then family removes to Fountain Co., IN. Peter gets land from James B. KENDALL from VA in IN. Related??? Family born in IN: Mary James/Jane, Sarah, Benjamin, Rebecca, Silas, Rachel, Samuel, Laura, and twins William and Frances Caroline. Peter dies 3 April 1855, Fountain Co., IN. Keziah remarries Nathan Voliva and when she dies 19 July 1872, she is Keziah Erwin. Keziah has a brother, George, who is in Fountain in 1850 with wife, Hermine, who dies with no issue. There is a Rachel McFarland in Fountain in 1840...related?? James KENDALL states in a will in Oct 1840, that he is going west, give Peter his land and leaves everything else to his heir-in-law, Elizabeth Fletcher. Who is she? Any help or seggestions for VA research?

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July 4, 2002
I am typing a will dated 1755 and the writing is extremely scrolled. It mentions a Jonathan SEAMAN of: Docosod ??? of Frodonchy ????County in the province of Virginia. Does anyone have a clue where this is? Or possibly some county that starts wtih and F or T and ends with nchy? Perhaps an old county that has been renamed? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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July 4, 2002
Looking for info of the LOVELESS family from Winchester City Virginia area. Of particular interest is family and ancestors of the late Governor Herschell Loveless who died in Winchester City in 1989 and is buried in the Ottumwa, City Cemetery at Ottumwa, Iowa.

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July 2, 2002
I am looking for any information on Fannie Evelyn Campbell. She is my husband's Grandmother. She married Thomas Walter Brooks. They are from Smyth Co Va. She was born June 21, 1874. I am trying to find her parents names. Thank you for any help.

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July 1, 2002
Pleasant COBBS was born in Virginia about 1800. Pleasant married Mary Ann Wade. Mary Ann was born about 1812 perhaps in Buckingham County. Pleasant and Mary Ann had the following children: James Anderson, born about 1846 in Lynchburg County; Levi, born about 1848; and Mary Elizabeth, born about1852 in Lynchburg County I have only the 1850 and 1860 Census to document these events. Any assistance you could provide concerning marriage information will be most appreciated. Thank You!

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June 28, 2002
Zerinah West Jackson was born in 1809, county unknown. Her father was Reuben Fletcher Jackson. I am looking for information on Reuben Jackson and want to find the name of Zerinah's mother. At some point, the family did migrate from VA to TN. ANY help appreciated!

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June 26, 2002
My ancestors, William and Martha Johnston, left present Tennessee 1781, fleeing indian attacks, moving to northern Kentucky. I have been informed many Tennesseans moved to KY counties of MAson and Montgomery. It is said they were formed from Fincastle VA. I have a sworn affidavit made in 1820 stating they returned to Robertson Co., TN in 1784 where they remained the rest of their lives. Can you help me in locating a county that might have records 1781-84? Thank you so much as I am at a DEAD END!!

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June 22, 2002
Looking for info on Wiliam A. Adams born abt 1817 in Mecklenburg County Va. Married Mary Mallett in 1839. They had 10 children, the oldest Robert (my gg granfather) was born in 1840. He married Julia Spain in 1863. Robert was killed in the Civil War. His son Daniel moved to Warren County NC with his mother Julia after the War. William was on the 1840,1850 & 1860 census in Mecklenburg County. In 1870 he was in Warren County. He moved to Amelia Va before 1880. William's other children were, Martha, Thomas, William, Mary, Samuel, Alexander, Bejaman, Sally, Callie. I can not find anything on William after 1880. Need help, would like to find his parents and what happen to William. Thanks

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June 22, 2002
Am looking for information on the family of these McCoy siblings, Charles Thomas, Clarence Cleveland (Bud), Arthur (Ott), William (Bill), John Franklin and Pearl. There are probably others, but the information on this branch of my family tree is sketchy. I do know that these all went to California, I do not know when. I also know that they were born in the late 1800's. Thank you for anything that you can supply.

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June 20, 2002
Trying to find information on parentage of Jeremiah Brooks, born 1773 Virginia, married Elizabeth Thomas 1795 Caswell County, North Carolina and died in Person County 1871.

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June 13, 2002
I'm looking for a cemetery on Swords Creek. It is either in Russell or Buchanan co. I think the latter. It would be on the property once lived on by J. Marion Hale and Delima Noonchester Hale. It's where Delima was buried. Any information would be greatly appreciated. thank you,

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June 4, 2002
I am trying to find any information on the Theophilus Miller Family. He had a brother named Nimrod, one named William and possibly some named James, John or Jacob. The family moved to Tennessee sometime around early 1800s, probably coming through North Carolina. They settled in the Campbell County area known as Fincastle. Oral family tradition says three original Miller or Mueller brothers came to Amercia in the 1700s from Heidelberg, Germany through Jamestown, VA. Their names were John (or Johannes) Issac and Jacob. I can connect back to Theophilus but not any earlier. Would appreciate any help.

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June 3, 2002
I'm searching for info concerning my great grandparents James M. COLLINS born Oct. 8,1858 died April 11,1931 at Stephens Clinic Welch W. Va. from injuries in Bosevain coal mine. He was married to Virginia SMITH. I have no other info on either of them.... James and Virginia were both buried in Bosevain which is outside of Pocahontas. My other great grandparents were: Tyler Frazier DILLON born July 26,1877 died July 10,1961 and his wife Altie D. DILLON (DYE) born Nov 1,1879 died June 13,1959 both buried on Laurel Hilltop outside of Bosevain. Altie's parents were C.C. DYE born Feb 24,1848 died May 31,1930 and Mary DYE born approx 1859 and died approx 1942 ... Mary's mother is Sallie PERDUE born March 20,1817 died Sept 4,1923 aged 106 years 5 mo 14 days... Tyler had a brother named William B. DILLON born May 5,1865 died Nov 8,1954 married to Susan B. DILLON (BAILEY) born Feb 19,1875 died Oct 11,1958... Tyler and William's father was a Confederate soldier but I do not have his name other than DILLON or any other info on him or his wife. Any help or further info would be greatly appreciated thank you

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June 1, 2002
Looking for information on Col. Dibdal Holt. His son David, married Rebecca Belk, moved to MS and his son Benjamin moved to Natchitoches Parish, La. Dibdal also had a son William and I think he may have been my gggrandfather who died in Hinds County, MS in 1836. William had 13 children and married to Rhoda Powell. I believe Dibdal was in Virginia,but I don't know the County. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks, Ray Holt

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June 1, 2002
Looking for information on Albert Monroe Robertson, b:abt 1816 in VA. Later moved to Lafayette Co., MO where he was married to Sarah (last name unknown) and had the following children: Lovella b:abt 1872, Franklin Lupton b:12/12/1874, George Ann b:abt 1878. I'd like to find out where in VA he was from, who his parents were, who were his siblings. Anyone having any info on any of the mentioned individuals, please contact me! Thanks!

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May 26, 2002
I am looking for genealogy for Robert Lee Garnett, and his wife was Dorilee Fields, parents of my grand father: Fred Roland Garnett, born 21 Feb 1895, Richmond, Virginia. Thank you.

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May 23, 2002
Looking forward information about Nancy Ransome b. about 1765 in Virginia. Married John Murphy possibly in Alexandria, VA. Can't find her parents or any more about her.

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May 22, 2002
I am desperately trying to locate anything on Daniel Medley or Elizabeth Humes, who were the parents of my Grandfather, Daniel Medley. My mother thinks that they may have been from Orange County, va. I know definitely that they were from Virginia. Do you think you can help? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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May 22, 2002
Looking for information on Jonathan and Ann Reid (not Ann Woods) the parents of James H Reid b 1814 Va and married in Tazewell Co, Illinois 1837 to Sarah Ayers. Jonathan had other sons who might have been William F, and Thomas. Also, daughters Kitty Ann Reid married to Allen Donahoo and Elizabeth Reid married to Benjamin Ayers in Illinois. Any help sure would be appreciated.

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May 21, 2002
I am looking for my great great grandparents Evaline and Hyatt(also spelled Hiet and Hiatte) ROCKHOLD. He was born about 1814 she was born about 1816. Both were born in an unknown county of Virginia, both their sons George and Charles ROCKHOLD were born in Virginia. Both brothers married Mary Jane BELL in what is now Wirt county West Virginia. George supposedly served in the Civil War, but I can find no record of that. I seem to be hitting dead ends any which way I go. My family seems to have disappeared from all records. Thanking you in advance.

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May 21, 2002
Seeking documentation on the following names: Jon SYKES, June 20,1642, Isle of Wight County. No information from 1642-1660 Thomas SYKES b. circa 1660, wife ? CULLEN, daughter of Thomas CULLEN, Thomas SYKES, SR., d.29 April, 1708. He had three children Thomas,Jr., Elizabeth, John, and Mary. Thomas, Sr., has a second wife Elizabeth Hampton. Thomas SYKES JR.,had three children and moved to Northhampton County, Circa 1750. Thomas, Sr., son JOHN SYKES, married Sarah, their children were JOHN, JR., Sarah, Soloman, Ann, William, Grace, and another child (name unknown. JOHN, JR.'s, wife named Sarah. in 1719 his will was probated. He left his property to his wife, Sarah and young son Joshua. JOSHUA SIKES/SYKES families came into Anson County, North Carolina, after the Revolutionary War. I have the names and dates but need documentation on the above, any help would be appreciated.

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May 18, 2002
I am seeking the parents and siblings of Abraham MARTIN born 9-4-1797 SC (or KY); died 7-28-1852 Wayne County, IL. POSSIBLY son of James MARTIN Sr. (??). Did James and his wife (unknown) move to SC prior to migrating to TN.KY? ANY info appreciated- will share!

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May 14, 2002
I am searching for the ancestors of my Great Great Grandfather, William Edward Berry, born around 1827 in the Berryville, Va. area. His Mother died at/soon after childbirth and his Father died when William Edward was about 12 (late 1830's to early 1840's). He then ran away from home, leaving a large family farm. I am looking for names, marriage info, deaths, any info you can find on his ancestors. I have his census records and know he came from this part of Virginia. You may respond to me at this email address or, by "snail mail" to:
Eddie Berry
104 South Springs Dr.
Bonaire, GA 31005
Phone: 478-987-6830
Please help.

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May 13, 2002
Looking for info on Thomas Stranger or Strange. Moved to Tazewell Co. in 1860's or 1870's. In Early 1900's he left VA with his daughter Octavia and is believed to have went to Indiana. If anyone has any info it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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May 11, 2002
My great great grandfather and his son were both Virginia residents. Philip A. Conner (Jul. 11/1755) was a young Brit who migrated to Virginia and in late 1775 at Hampton, enlisted in the 3rd VA regiment of the Continental Line, where he served until 1781. We then lose most track of Philip until he pops up in the Cincinnati area in 1815 seeking a War pension, in company of his elder of two sons, Willoughby, born, we think, in Prince William Co., perhaps elsewhere, on March 13, 1785. Similarly brother John B. Conner was born in 1793, somewhere in VA. While we known Philip was a ferrier (horse shoer), Methodist lay minister or circuit rider (no evidence of ordination), and lived for a period on a farm, we do not know: a) their County of residence for sure, b) the name of Philip's spouse or the date or location of their marriage. While there is some suggestion that the Conner's migrated to the Green River tract for VA war vets in KY, we so far have no trace of them there. Any help in pinpointing the Conners in post War Virginia by persons with access to records, would be much appreciated. As a partially disabled retiree on social security only, I do not have the resources to hire a researcher or to travel back there to do it myself. Thanks. Richard Conner, Las Vegas, NV.

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May 6, 2002
Looking for information on Joseph Miller (sic, John Miller) born in 1798, married Nancy Miller in 1831 (daughter of John) in Rockbridge Co.. They were married in Kerr's Creek Presbyterian Church. Also James Henry Miller born in 1840 in Rockbridge Co., the family moved to Lewis Co., Va. in late 1840's. Looking for parent of Joseph could possibly be Andrew and Sarah Jean Archibald.

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April 30, 2002
I am searching for info on Michael Wilkin b. 26 July, 1831 in either Virginia or Tennessee, county unknown. I would love to find his parentage and siblings.

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April 30, 2002
A. T. Reeves, Pvt. of Pickens, SC was killed at Rappahanock on August 23, 1862. I am unable to locate his place of burial. Any help greatly appreciated.

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April 27, 2002
William T. Barrow born about 1824, married Elizabeth Lavinder born Feb. 1, 1825 in Franklin County, Va.. Elizabeth is the daughter of Chilton and Mary Elizabeth Ashinhurst Lavinder from Franklin County, Va. Elizabeth Barrow is listed in Chilton Lavinder's will. BUT, No one seems to know where this family settled, did they have children, did they leave the area? Any help appreicated. Thanks,

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April 16, 2002
Looking for parents of Thomas Henry Robertson born about 1883, in Virginia, I think. He married Natalie Holmes Coleman. Thanks.

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April 13, 2002
Looking for anone researching the Batman surname. John Batman from Virgina born abt 1750 went to Jefferson Co Kentucky had children Issac b. 1770 (who married Eleanor Read), Nancy, John, Thomas, William, and Henry Batman. Issac had Elizabeth, Mary, Nancy , Samuel, and Owen Batman.

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April 13, 2002
I am looking for relatives on Andrew Alder Jennell m. Nannie Elliott Scott; daughter Paulin Elliot Jennell Scaggs Baker. The parents are from Giles County. I am also researching my tree and need help with the Jerrell family out of Spotsylvania county. My grandfather was Robert Scott Jerrell Jr. I am also in need of information about Dr. William Virgil Atkins from Nottoway County, VA, I think. I know his wife was Henrietta Hoagland Budd whose mother was Rosa V. Bonduvant whose father was the Reverend Thomas Bonduvant. Any help would be appreciated and I will share what I have also.

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April 13, 2002
I am seeking information on John BOWERS born about 1760 and had the following children, Richard born abt 1788, Edward born 1790, Anderson Andrew born 1792 in Virginia died 1860 in Lancaster S.C. and Robert born 1793. Any information would be helpful.

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April 8, 2002
I am looking for information about Elizabeth Savage. She was born about September, 1853 in Lynchburg, VA and married James Halloran. According to the 1900 Census the couple was living in Washington, DC. She died in 1932. I would like to find out about her parents if possible. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

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April 4, 2002
Trying to find my ancestor: George Moore. He married Margeret Edmunson shortly before 1800, in Bath or Augustus county, Va Their oldest child was born 1799, Bath Co. Her name was Jane Moore. Thanks,

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April 2, 2002
I am looking for anyone researching FIERS / FIRES / FEARS during the 1700s in the James River (or Tidewater) area of Virginia. I have found WIlliam FIERS in Sussex Co., VA in 1760. His wife was Lucy DAVIS or LAWRENCE. Other lines are BISHOP, SPENCER, & VICK. He was living in Southampton Co., VA in 1810. Thanks in advance for any help.

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March 27, 2002
James HUFFMAN born 1844-1850? somewhere in VA, later changed name to James Wimmer. Settled in Buchanan County, VA and McDowell County, WV before death. I desperately need to find out his parents names, and where they were from. Thanks.

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March 13, 2002
I am looking for any information on John Perry who was in Virginia around 1775-1792(He is listed as head of house in 1792). There are several John Perry's, but the one I am looking for was a schoolteacher. He was supposed to have written an Arithmetic Book that was used in the early VA and NC schools. I would appreciate any information on him.

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March 12, 2002
I am searching for information on my ancestor David D. Shackelford. He was born in Virginia around 1790. He came to East TN around 1800. Trying to locate his parents' names and where he was from in Virginia. There was a Dav. Shackleford who served as a Private in the Virginia Militia from Sept. 1, 1794 to Oct. 30, 1794 in Suttons Company, Campbells Regiment, Williams Brigade. How can I find out where this military unit was formed and any other information about their operations? Thanks.

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March 7, 2002
Nathaniel Kendrick (Kindrick) married Mary Peake (d 1809) in either Frederick or Louisa County VA around 1720-1725. They are my ggggggrandparents. They had a son John from whom I am descended. I know little more about these ancestors. I would greatly appreciate any additional information.

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March 6, 2002
Daniel Hill b. 1822 in Virginia m. Neda Steward b. 1836 in Va. I do not know when or where they married. Three children James Gowers, Martha, Lucinda. Daniel is my grgrgrandfather am trying to find out any info about his parents or him.I know he moved to Kansas by 1860 as all the children were born in Bourbon co. Ks.

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March 4, 2002
Samuel Phariss stated that he was born in Virginia 1742 but he never said where. If anyone has any details about his first 30 years of life, we Phariss cousins would be very grateful. He first shows up in Fauquier Co., VA in the mid 1770's. Next he is in Shenandoah Co. in the 1780's, maybe going back and forth between Shenandoah and Fauquier. He seems to have been educated, signing off on wills, being an elder in Baptist churches and a surveyor of roads. He then goes to east TN where he spends the rest of his life.

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March 4, 2002
Robinson, Edmund-Born about 1777 in Virginia per 1850 census of Marengo County, Alabama. Had two sons known of John Alexander and James Wesley Warren. Sur-name could have alternate spellings. He turns up in Alabama in 1816 and in 1830 is in Wilcox County in Alabama. He has a household with five boys nd several girls. If anyone has a clue would appreciate.

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March 3, 2002
I am searching for parent and siblings of Mary ESTEP/ EASTEP, who was born in Virginia ca 1817. She married, at an unknown date in an unknown state, Ephraim Edward NORTON, born ca. 1818, in Tennessee. I believe they were in Alabama on the 1840 Jackson County census. By 1850 they were in Madison County, Arkansas, on the 1860 Carroll County, Arkansas census and finally settled in Christian and Stone Counties, Missouri. Any help or clue will be sincerely appreciated. Thank you.

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February 24, 2002
Trying to find information on Mary Alice Armstrong d/o J Riley Armstrong and Katherine S. Jones. She was born February 7, 1894 according to her marriage record. She married Bert Howard in Lawrence Co., Ohio in 1913. Also listed he place of birth as Dor Hill, Va. I can't located what county that is in. Thanks for all help. Jackie

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February 21, 2002
I am looking for any lead as to the parents of Scott and William Denniston born in the late 1700's Scott was born in 1794 in Smyth Co Va .These two were orphaned as boys and raised by their future inlaws, The Phillip (and Leah Smith) Umbargers. There is a debate as to whether or not Joseph Denniston and Martha Scott Denniston were their parents Any leads would be appreciated. Thanks

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February 18, 2002
I would like some help on where to research my ancestor. On the Census in IN it says that he was born in VA. His name is Daniel Wools b: 1778 and had a brother Philip who was a few years older. They lived with their parents, Christopher and Elizabeth Wools and other female siblings in KY in 1788. Other than checking each and every county for these names, is there another way that would be quicker?

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February 16, 2002
I am researching for the family of Rebecca COOPER, born 1805 to unknown parents. Unknown county. In Virginia. She married Jeremiah MERRICK, born in NJ. They were in Washington County, Ohio when they had their children. They ended up in Jackson Vounty, Iowa. Any help is very much appreciated. Thank you. Mary Lou

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February 10, 2002
I am looking for information on John T. Atwood born-1768 in Va. Father- unknown Atwood, Mother- unknown McGehee. Family legend said that John was a cooper. I do not know his wife's name but they had 7 children. It appears that he and his wife were born between 1765 and 1775. If you have any information please email

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February 10, 2002
I am looking for the parents of John Petty. John was born in the 1840's he married Catherine Osborne born 1846, their children were as listed; Sarah Jane b. 1864, Lucinda b. 1866, Everette, and Burton David b. 1884. John's wife Catherine was from Ashe Co. N.C. Any information on the Petty line send to me via email

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February 3, 2002
Searching for birth, marriage and most important the parents of Ebenezer Donelson. He was born in 1784 or 1782 in VA. Married Barbara Shaffer in 1817. Don't know parents but have eliminated Col. John Donelson and any of his children. Could be Andrew, Col. John's brother who was born in 1722 in VA, son of Capt. John Donelson. Also have information on Ebenezer's stone in Mercer, Missouri. It lists his parents as H.M. and R. It also references his siblings as Matilda and Weslie (or Leslie?). Appreciate any help you can give or suggestions you might have. Thanks,

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January 29, 2002
Trying to tie my Jane Field born about 1785 in VA, married George Kelly 2/17/1803 in Culpeper by Fredrick Kabler. Jane and George Kelly moved to Ohio and Daviess County Kentucky by 1805, and alway lived near other Field families, mostly Captain Benjamin Field and his children by Mildred Slaughter. Would love to prove a relationship between Jane Field and Captain Benjamin Field. She would have been about 5 years old when he married Mildred Slaughter. Jane named her children: Benjamin, Mildred, Jemima, Ruth,Harriett, Elizabeth, Agnes, Mary "Polly", Barnett, Thomas and George W.. Some of these are definitely Field names. Thanks for any help!

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January 29, 2002
Desparately seeking any info. on Margaret Walker Massie, born approx. 1907 to a prominent Virgnia family. She was quite possibly an only child. She gave birth to a daughter in 1927 in Wash. DC, my mother. I'm sure this info. on the child is not well known. Would like to help my mother gather more information on her biological family.

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January 29, 2002
I am looking for a William Hill, born in 1775 in VA. He was in TN. by at least 1813 when his son William was born. I have information that he died around 1850 but the place is unknown. His son William was in Rutherford Co. TN., in 1840 and I have his whereabouts in TN. after that time. I do not know the county/ies that the senior William may have lived while in TN.

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January 29, 2002
Looking for information on a Merriman/ Merryman/ Merimon Delph. He was born Feb 7, 1786 in Virginia and died Sep 30, 1871 in Barren Co, Ky (I believe- he was there on the census in 1870). He was in Warren Co, KY by the 1820 census, was in Barren County for the 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860 and 1870 census. He was first married to a Lucinda Taylor born May 3,1793 UNKNOWN and died May 21, 1849 (again I believe Barren Co., KY). I have him with 8 children, I only have information on two. Would appreciate any leads.

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January 27, 2002
I am looking for Charles Smith born abt 1720 some where in Virginia. Her married a Margraret ???? and they had the following children: John born abt 1745, Ann born abt 1746, Robert born abt 1746, Jenny born abt 1748, Jame born abt 1750, Charles born abt 1752, Daniel born 1752, William born 1753, and Margaret born abt 1776. Charles died in Greene county Tennessee abt 1797

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January 22, 2002
I am looking for J.P. Thompson (male) born about 1805 in Virginia. His mother's name was Elizabeth. J.P. married Lucinda Batts, they can be found in Robertson County, TN, in 1850 and Graves County, KY, in 1860.

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January 20, 2002
I am searching for Peter DEMPSEY b. abt. 1813 Ireland. He married in VA. abt. 1851 wife ? He was in the US Army in 1836 discharged 1839. Have lost trace of him. Had brothers Michael, Cornelius, Christopher, James, sister Mary.

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January 20, 2002
I'm trying to find Jane/Jennie Thompson, daughter of Robert Thompson and his second wife, the widow Katherine Hammock. Jane married Joel Simmons of VA probably around 1778. Joel was a Revolutionary War veteran. I have been told Jane was deceased by 1828 prior to Joel's move to IN. Their first child was named Robert. I'd like any information on Jane that you might know of. Thank you!

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January 20, 2002
Looking for Gilson Preston b abt 1765, son of John Preston and unknown. Gilson married Ruth STONE. We know nothing abt Ruth, can anyone help?

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January 14, 2002
Looking for information about Francis BAYLESS married to Jeramiah Sanders They had a son Absolom Black Sanders in 1833. Appreciate any help.

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January 14, 2002
I'm looking for information on John Erwin Collin. He had a son Maynard and another, Herbert b.5/11/1882 there were also some daughters, his wife is unknown. I have been looking for information on him for years.If you have any information it would be a great help. Thanks, Jan

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January 9, 2002
I am looking for information about James Etchison Witt born September 16, 1845 and died on May 8, 1936.

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January 8, 2002
I am trying to located family connected to: Orville M., Ambrose H., William F., Thomas E., Issac Newton and a sister Margaret Elizabeth BROWN, born ca 1830-1846 possibly all in Tazewell County. The parents of these 6 children were William T. BROWN and Martha/Patsy HALL. William T. was the son of Isaac BROWN and Mary/Polly THOMPSON. Martha HALL was the daughter of Ambrose HALL and Margaret PEERY. Thanks,

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January 5, 2002
Researching Elias G. Helmintoller born January 18th 1869 . Exact location of birth unknown. It is either in Allegheny County Va. or in southern West Virginia.

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