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December 4, 2008
BLACK, JONES -
I am looking for information on the John Jones. He was born March 07, 1817. I believe his parents were Lewis Jones and Mary (Black) Jones. I have John Jones born in Virgina. Any information would help, I have hit a brick wall. I also would like to know if they were Native American Indian, and if so, what tribe. Thank You very much

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December 1, 2008
FOLKS, FOOKS, FOWKE, FOWLKES -
Looking for JOHN FOOKS/FOLKS/FOWLKES who moved to North Carolina from Va. circa 1753, who descends from Thomas Fowke of Accomack. Thomas had nine children. Benjamin of Thomas is well documented. His son William with wife Mary Foster has never been documented until my work. Please if you have any information on this or other Fowlkes family data contact me. Sincere thanks.

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November 16, 2008
McKINNEY, McMANAWAY -
I am looking for the parents of Samuel McManaway, born about 1782 in Virginia. He moved to Shelby County, Kentucky and married Mary Polly McKinney on 19 May 1809. It is probable that this was a second marriage for Samuel, but I am unable to find anything on him before his marriage to Mary Polly. Many thanks in advance!

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October 26, 2008
BROWN -
Looking for any information on Daniel Brown or his siblings of Charlotte County Virginia who married a full blooded Cherokee Indian, her name was Sally N. (dont know last name) They had sixteen children, five born in Charlotte County named Hattie, Benjamin, Goodrich, Eliza, and Emma.

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October 4, 2008
DIXON, DIXSON -
Researching Carrington, Carrentan, M. Cainton, Carnton, Charentan Dixon-Dixson b. abt. 1797 per mytrees.com. Found in 1820-1830-1840 census Orange Co. Indiana. No info about Carrentan Dixon after son Carrinton b. 1845 Orange Co. In. 1854 letter John Dixson, Blacksmith in New Market, Va. wrote to sons of Carrentan Dixon: John and Nathan Dixon of French Lick, Orange Co. Indiana (neffus) mentioned built a wagon for Carrington and said brother Carrington lived four miles from him in Va. Researching New Market, Va for Carrington Dixon and John Dixson for their parents

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September 28, 2008
CASSELL -
I am trying to figure out when Nicolas Cassell (and maybe John Cassell) left Pennsylvania in the late 18th century (maybe 1785) for Virginia. They later (by 1800) show up in Franklin County census+ records but I have not been able to identify which county Nicolas originally went to and/or when he left Pennsylvania. I found a lot of Nicolas Cassells up here in PA, and have made notes on them but am not sure any of them are linked to me and the Franklin County line.
Thank you!
ATR

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September 26, 2008
BAKER, BATTLE, BUMPAS, BUMPASS, BUMPUS -
We are searching for the origins of Richard Baker; born about 1827 in VA, and died Oct 20, 1875 in Whitakers, Edgecombe County, NC. Richard lived and worked in Nash and Edgecombe counties from around 1849 to the time of his death in 1875.
He married Nancy Bumpas (Bumpass, Bumpus) 1849 in Edgecombe County. Children: Laura, Mary Francis, John Henry, Martha Ann, James Carter, Richard Walker.
He served in Co G, 1st NC Artillery during the civil war, enlisting in Sept 1863.
He, and other family members are buried in the Baker family cemetery, on Fisher Road just west of Whitakers.
He apparently died intestate and Jacob Battle was appointed to administer his estate. In 1884, son James Carter Baker purchased 93 acres in Whitakers from the estate for $675. Later in 1886, Nancy divided up a 25 acre plot giving each of her six children a plot of a little over 4 acres.
We are specifically looking for any information about where in VA he might have come from, and who his parents might have been. All references to his origins that we have found to date, simply state "born in VA" and this has become our brick wall.
Thank You
Mike Hallett & Jacqueline Baker Hallett

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September 14, 2008
BLAIR -
I am searching for infomation on an Afican American family, found in the 1870 census TN. Dick Blair, born around 1825 in Virginia do not know the county, and his wife listed as Evaline born in Va also not sure of county. I have found that Dick was the same person as Richard Blair, however have not pinpointed who his father is, If any one can help me with this line I would be greatful.. Richard Or Dick Blair had son Samuel Blair born in TN in 1845. Thank you

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September 10, 2008
SHAFER -
I am seeking information on my 5th great grandfather Siegfried Shafer (the spelling may be different) but I was born in 1936, my father was born in 1893,and my great grandfather died in the civil war at Clarksburg, West Virginia in 1864 and his name was Peter Shafer a descendant of Siegfried Shafer. I am unable to tell you the names of Siegfried's sons that migrated to Pennsylvania and Western Virginia. Can you put me on the right track and hopefully help me to complete my family tree and if possible tell me the manifest and ship of transport and maybe the town in Germany that he came from. Any help that you may provide shall be beneficial.Thank you. .Thank you,
Kenton Shafer
4502 Kentland Dr
Woodbridge,Va. 22193.

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September 7, 2008
BROCKMAN, RICHARDSON -
Richardson, Washington Irvin b.10 Nov 1832
I am looking for W.I. Richardson who according to Arkansas census records, he said that he was born in South Carolina, but I have reason to doubt. I have a letter from an older relative (whose father knew WIR) that said: "that he was born in Virginia Nov. 10-18-1832, he appeared in Cane Hill (Ark) after the war. They called him Captain. No one knew where he came from. His family never knew. Nor did they know anything about his wife Maggie or where she came from. No one knew his name was Washington Irving." I have a copy of the marriage record WIR married Margaret Brockman 25 Jul 1869.

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September 1, 2008
DILDINE -
Jonathan Dildine was Revolutionary War soldier. He stated in his pension application that he was born on the South Branch of the Potomac River in VA. He also statet that he was carried to the Carolinas by his parents when he was a child. His age listed made it 1763. It is now WVA. I would like to know if there are any records of any DILDINEs in the VA/WV area in the 1700s or 1800s? He may be the grandson of Johannn Hermannus DILDINE whose will in NJ was written in 1769. In Hermannus's will he was missing a son named Herman. Jonatha's father was a Herman DILDINe of NC/SC who fought for the British and was captured in the Snow Campaign and taken prisoner to Charles Town. He was later pardoned I believe. Going from NJ to the Carolinas would have taken them down the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road which started in NJ and ended in GA. It was basically the Cherokee Indian trail. Jonathan is my ggggg-grandfather.

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August 27, 2008
FOSTER -
I am trying to find out the parents of my ggg-grandfather Samuel Stratton Foster. He was born 27 May, 1818 in Cumberland County, New Jersey. His family moved when he was quite young to Virginia. It may of been to the Richmond area but am not positive about that. He became an American Consulate in Samoa and died in Guam in 1880. Any information anyone has would be greatly appreciated. Thank You,

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August 24, 2008
McCLURE, PURSLEY -
I am searching for John McClure born in Smyth County, VA. on May 23, 1826. I need to know if he had a middle name. I need to know more about where he was born. I also need to know who his Parents were. John was my gg grandfather. I have every thing backto him so far including who he married - my gg grandmother Mary Melissa Pursley. And I have all his children. Also I would like to know if he had any brothers or sisters. Please let me know if you can help me,

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August 13, 2008
SMITH -
I am looking for information about John M. (Maltimore) Smith born around 1857 in Virginia. We know that John was a Cherokee Indian born in Virginia. I do not have the name of his parents or siblings. All that I know about John is that I found him in the Arkansas census in 1900's listed as Mullato. I know that John was Cherokee because the family has a picture of him with whom we think is his eldest son John L. Smith born in1894. If anyone can help or have any information on John M. (Maltimore) Smith please contact me asap. Good Luck to all who's searching for their past.

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August 10, 2008
GOODBY, YOUNG -
I am looking for a Benjamin Franklin Young. Born 1827 or about 1827. All the info I have says he came from Fredricksburg, VA. I don't actually know if he was born in Fredrickburg or not. He was married in Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana in 1850 to Martha Ann Loid (or Lloyd) Goodby. He died in Louisiana around 1879.
He named a son Ernest -born in 1859 who became a doctor. Benjamin had other children John, Benjamin, Duncan and Alice. Two of his sons John and Duncan were in the publishing and newpaper/printing business. Duncan was a writer.
Thanks, Linda

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August 6, 2008
LONG -
My grandfather was Louis Melvin Long (Sr.) and he was born in Staunton, Augusta Co., on 28 January 1895. His father was a store owner, but we're not sure what kind of store it was. He served in WWI, and later moved to Richmond, then on to Baltimore, MD (1923). Grandfather died in Baltimore on 16 August 1959. Would appreciate any information regarding the family. My Father and his Sister are the only family remaining. My Dad has Alzheimer's disease and his memory has slipped away. Thank you for your time. Best regards, Jon.

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August 4, 2008
WHITE -
I am searching for John White, born about 1795 in Virginia. I do not know which county he was born in. He married Mary A. Stroup, from Lincoln County, North Carolina. By the time their children were born, they were living in South Carolina. Their children were Celia, Elizabeth, Alexander, Martha Adeline, Lavinia, Moses, John, Mary E., Nancy C., William, Sarah Ann and Benjamin Franklin White. The children were born from 1819-1844. He died November 4, 1876 in York County, South Carolina. I would like to discover who his parents were.

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August 3, 2008
WHARTON -
Hi. I'm looking for information on Vincent Wharton b.1796 in Virginia and married Rosanna ? b. 1798. born in Virginia. I do not know the parents of both but they came from Virginia and settled in Tennessee. Thanks so much.

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August 2, 2008
DEAN, DEEN, HICKS, HIX -
Hicks or Hix family from Virginia Kerney Hicks born December 16, 1824 in Virginia married Martha Ann Dean / Deen in Guilford County North Carolina 1844 Then came to Indiana by large wagon train in that same year. Isaac Hicks born in Virginia April 1, 1797 is said to have been Kerney's brother in spite of age difference. Isaac married May Jane Deen /Dean in Parke County Indiana 1845 he was nearly 30 years older than Mary. Does anyone have any information on this family? Thank you, Judy Bradburn

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July 17, 2008
CHASE, TWYFORD -
My grandparents lived in Onancock, Va. Their names were Spurgeon and Nora Chase. My father was Spurgeon L. Chase, Jr. I had an aunt and uncle that also lived in Onancock. They were Dick and Mildred Twyford. I would be interested in any information and stories, pictures someone might have about any of these people. Thanks. Jeanne Bowman

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July 16, 2008
GUTHRIDGE, SMITH -
I am looking for some info on my great great grandfather Charles W. Smith born 16 Apr 1836 in Virginia - unknown county. His father's name was Alexander Smith, mother's name was either Louise or Catherine Guthridge, also of Virginia. Any info on Alexander Smith and Louise or Catherine Guthridge would be helpful as well; as I have no info on either of them. Alexander's possible DOB is 1806-1810, also in Virginia - unknown county. I thank you in advance for your help.

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July 16, 2008
FORD, PANNELL, PETTY, THORNTON -
I am looking for information on a John FORD born abt 1705, and died abt 1750. He married Mary PANNELL, she was born abt 1705 and died abt 1750. They had a son named John FORD born 17 Jun 1725 in Culpeper, VA. He married a Alfia PETTY and a Elizabeth THORNTON

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July 14, 2008
MARTIN -
Searching for any information on Sidney [initial M. in 1900, A. in 1910] Martin, born 1856, in Virginia. In 1900 census he was in Philadelphia, 1910 in New Jersey. Birth place recorded as Virginia in both. Believe he died before 1920 census as his wife, Ida, is found in the 1920 census, New Jersey, recorded as mother-in-law and widow. He does not appear in either Ancestry or Heritage Quest, born or living, in Virginia. I have subsequent family history for any one interested.

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July 8, 2008
HAZEL -
Caleb HAZEL, Sr. The only clue I have as to his home is the fact that he enlisted from VA. to fight in the Revolutionary War. I wish I had access to the PA. archives! Thanks,

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June 28, 2008
BOWIE, MILLER -
I think the county is Westmoreland, VA. I'm seeking ancestry of Walter Bowie born 11 Nov 1843 VA and died 23 Dec 1901 Davidson Co., RN. Also need all data for his wife, Eugenia Miller of VA. Thanks.

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June 12, 2008
JENNINGS, McDONALD -
Kate McDonald, born in VA, 1848; parents both born in VA--searching for names of parents. Kate married Gollahugh Jennings, 1865 in Lawrence Co. MO. Any help appreciated!

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June 7, 2008
BAINS, LONG -
I am searching for a Robert Long, b. 1784 VA, died abt. 1843 OH, married Eliza Bains in Ohio, she was born 1784 VA, died abt. 1840 IA
I found Robert's and Eliza's marriage record (unknown date, just stated Ohio as the state where married) in the U.S. and International Marriage Records on Ancestry
So far we are not sure if this line of Longs came from Germany or Ireland, or if even either
We are not sure how Robert and Eliza met and eventually married in OH with both born in VA
Robert and Eliza Long came to Iowa, Cedar County around 1838 from Ohio, Champaign Co., along with their sons, Evan B. & Parker and whose other brother Wm. C. Long had already came to Iowa, Cedar County ahead of Robert, Eliza and their other 2 sons
Robert's & Eliza's children are: Evan B., Edwin P., Wm. C., Parker, Lucinda, Sarah Ann, and Elizabeth Long.
After the death of Evan B. abt. 1840 and Eliza abt. 1840 in IA, Robert went to Indiana with his son, Parker and later went on back to Ohio where he died abt. 1843

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June 2, 2008
CAMPBELL, CHRISTIAN, COOK -
John Christian b. Virginia m. Keziah Cook 1799 Henderson County, VA. Father believed to be William m. Mary Campbell Christian, m. Siblings: Mary, William, Mathew Campbell. Need documentation of birth, going to Kentucky. thank you for any assistance.

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May 5, 2008
CARTER, McCANN -
Seeking information on James Carter b. ca. 1815 d.? and his wife, Martha McCann. Who were his parents? where was he born and died? Martha lived in Halifax County, VA and is listed in the 1850-60-70 census but James is not listed with the family. Thanks.

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May 1, 2008
THOMAS -
John Thomas last known address: Madin Spring dist. Tazewell County Va. in the year 1900

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April 29, 2008
BLACK, SMITH -
I am looking for Genealogy Information on my Great Great Great Great Great (May 1765) Grandfather, Joseph SMITH, Sr. He was said to have been born on a ship coming to the Colonies from Scotland or Ireland in May 1765. He and, at least his mother, unknown name, LIVED in and around Prince Edward County Virginia until At LEAST 1793. Joseph SMITH Sr. married an Elizabeth BLACK or Wythe County Virginia Dec 19, 1793 in Prince Edward County Virginia. They may have been married in a Methodist of Episcopal or Methodist-Episcopal Church, as his relatives that lived later in Indiana were Methodist-Episcopal. Joseph and Elizabeth Smith raised 9 children, 7 of whom survived, and moved from Grayson County Virginia to Johnson County Indiana in about 1828. The Smith family is listed on the 1830 and 1840 USA Census.
Joseph Smith Sr. died May 6, 1847 in Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana and is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Indiana.
Can you confirm or provide any documents, census, birth, death,marriage of Joseph SMITH Sr?
I am age 60 and a retired US AIR FORCE Vietnam/Desert Storm Vet with a 60% service connected disability that has limited mobility and really needs your help.
My return mailng address is:
Milton Paul Smith
2162 - 64th Street Apt 2
Brooklyn NY 11204-3062

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April 27, 2008
LEFTER, McMILLEN -
I am looking for any information on Jacob LEFTER, Joseph LEFTER, or any other LEFTERs living in Virginia during the 1700's. These two men were referenced in the Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement of Virginia, by Lyman Chalkley Vol.2 p297. The reference was to the March 7, 1791 marriage of John McMillen to Polly LEFTER, daughter of Jacob LEFTER. Joseph LEFTER was a surety. No location was listed. Any information on these individuals would be very much appreciated.

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April 9, 2008
ADKINS, ALLEY, SAUL, WARNER -
I am looking for Mary Elizabeth Alley who married James Saul Nov. 12, 1897 in Wythe, Co. She was the daughter of William Hezekiah Alley and Melisha Jane "Biddie" Alley. Also for her sister Martha Jane Alley who married Elbert Warner. Also other sister Maggie Alley who married Samuel Saul (born in Pulaski, Va.) married in Alleghany,Co., NC. Also other sister Sallie Maria Alley who married Erasnus Kyle Adkins Aug. 28, 1889 in Wythe, Co., Va.

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April 6, 2008
HARRISON, REEVES -
I am looking for any information on Josiah Reeves, I found an article that states that he was one of the first settlers in Harrisonville, MO and came to MO from VA with the Harrison family. I do not know what county he came from. He was born somewhere around 1782. He may have come from NY to VA with his parents. Parents names are not known. Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.

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April 5, 2008
ADAMS, FOSTER, JONES -
I am looking for information on my great-grandparents, Peter Beverly Jones, b. 18 June, 1824 and Mary Frances Foster, b. 16 June 1822. Mary Frances Foster's parents were Joshua Foster and Susan Wood Adams. This is all the information any of my family has on them. They are reported to have been born in Virginia and were married in Henderson County, Tenn. All of their children were born in Dyersburg, Tenn. The names of their children were Robert Fenner b. 24 May 1854, Sarah Beatrice b. 1857, Eldridge Valson b. 18 Aug. 1859, Walter Seaford (my grandfather), b. 13 July 1861, Beverly Davis b. 25 April 1863, George R. b. 1866, and Sidney Floyd Jones, b. 1868.
Any information regarding the Jones or Foster families would be greatly appreciated.

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April 5, 2008
THICKSTON -
I am looking for information on John Thickston possibly born in Kentucky County Virginia or nearby. He was born before 1750. Any information would be appreciated.

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April 29, 2008
BLACK, SMITH -
I am looking for Genealogy Information on my Great Great Great Great Great (May 1765) Grandfather, Joseph SMITH, Sr. He was said to have been born on a ship coming to the Colonies from Scotland or Ireland in May 1765. He and, at least his mother, unknown name, LIVED in and around Prince Edward County Virginia until At LEAST 1793. Joseph SMITH Sr. married an Elizabeth BLACK or Wythe County Virginia Dec 19, 1793 in Prince Edward County Virginia. They may have been married in a Methodist of Episcopal or Methodist-Episcopal Church, as his relatives that lived later in Indiana were Methodist-Episcopal. Joseph and Elizabeth Smith raised 9 children, 7 of whom survived, and moved from Grayson County Virginia to Johnson County Indiana in about 1828. The Smith family is listed on the 1830 and 1840 USA Census.
Joseph Smith Sr. died May 6, 1847 in Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana and is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Indiana.
Can you confirm or provide any documents, census, birth, death,marriage of Joseph SMITH Sr?
I am age 60 and a retired US AIR FORCE Vietnam/Desert Storm Vet with a 60% service connected disability that has limited mobility and really needs your help.
My return mailng address is:
Milton Paul Smith
2162 - 64th Street Apt 2
Brooklyn NY 11204-3062

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April 27, 2008
LEFTER, McMILLEN -
I am looking for any information on Jacob LEFTER, Joseph LEFTER, or any other LEFTERs living in Virginia during the 1700's. These two men were referenced in the Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement of Virginia, by Lyman Chalkley Vol.2 p297. The reference was to the March 7, 1791 marriage of John McMillen to Polly LEFTER, daughter of Jacob LEFTER. Joseph LEFTER was a surety. No location was listed. Any information on these individuals would be very much appreciated.

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April 9, 2008
ADKINS, ALLEY, SAUL, WARNER -
I am looking for Mary Elizabeth Alley who married James Saul Nov. 12, 1897 in Wythe, Co. She was the daughter of William Hezekiah Alley and Melisha Jane "Biddie" Alley. Also for her sister Martha Jane Alley who married Elbert Warner. Also other sister Maggie Alley who married Samuel Saul (born in Pulaski, Va.) married in Alleghany,Co., NC. Also other sister Sallie Maria Alley who married Erasnus Kyle Adkins Aug. 28, 1889 in Wythe, Co., Va.

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April 6, 2008
HARRISON, REEVES -
I am looking for any information on Josiah Reeves, I found an article that states that he was one of the first settlers in Harrisonville, MO and came to MO from VA with the Harrison family. I do not know what county he came from. He was born somewhere around 1782. He may have come from NY to VA with his parents. Parents names are not known. Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.

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April 5, 2008
ADAMS, FOSTER, JONES -
I am looking for information on my great-grandparents, Peter Beverly Jones, b. 18 June, 1824 and Mary Frances Foster, b. 16 June 1822. Mary Frances Foster's parents were Joshua Foster and Susan Wood Adams. This is all the information any of my family has on them. They are reported to have been born in Virginia and were married in Henderson County, Tenn. All of their children were born in Dyersburg, Tenn. The names of their children were Robert Fenner b. 24 May 1854, Sarah Beatrice b. 1857, Eldridge Valson b. 18 Aug. 1859, Walter Seaford (my grandfather), b. 13 July 1861, Beverly Davis b. 25 April 1863, George R. b. 1866, and Sidney Floyd Jones, b. 1868.
Any information regarding the Jones or Foster families would be greatly appreciated.

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April 5, 2008
THICKSTON -
I am looking for information on John Thickston possibly born in Kentucky County Virginia or nearby. He was born before 1750. Any information would be appreciated.

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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
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 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 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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February 27, 2008
HARRIS, HELMANDOLLAR -
This is the info that I have and am looking for the marriage certificate so I can get a copy of it. John P. HARRIS and Matilda HELMANDOLLAR 06 Dec 1854 Mercer, Tazewell W. VA

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February 26, 2008
FOWLER, JANUARY, YOUNG -
I have been trying to find the lineage of an ancestor in 1810 KY by the name of John Fowler who was married on March 8, 1809 to Ann Marie January in Jessamine Co., KY. He may have been a nephew of the famous Capt. John Fowler from Lexington, Fayette, KY, but I don't know when he was born or where, whether in VA or KY. I am suspecting that he was born in the 1780s sometime, so I suspect that it was in VA but don't know if his father's name was Benjamin or William Fowler (he named his first child William A. Fowler) there in Jessamine Co., KY and that son later moves to Perry Township, Clinton, Indiana where he dies in 1873). John Fowler is deceased after serving (I think) in the 1812 war and is dead by 1814 I believe. Ann Marie January-Fowler is auctioning off their land and possesions in the newspaper there with two young children and then re-marries in Sept. 1816 to a William Young, and has more children I believe by him. John just appears and then disappears after a short time of being married to her, so if anyone has any information of how to find who he's related to and/or where to find this obscure "John Fowler", I would appreciate your input! I've got him listed in the Jessamine County, KY 1810 census, but that is about all I have on him.

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February 23, 2008
DAVIS -
I am looking for information on My ggg-grandparents James and Ellen Davis. All I have is James Davis was born in Virginia in 1808 and was farming in Ohio when my gg-grandfather Jacob Davis was born in 1837. Ellen Davis was born in Pennsylvania in 1808. Thank You.

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February 23, 2008
LAMB, STAKES -
I am searching for information on Henry Stakes who married Hester Lamb in 1799 Accomack Virginia. Any information, help or clue would be greatly appreciated. THanks
Kayellen Stakes

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February 23, 2008
CONWAY -
CONWAY from VA, TN & KY
Charles b. 1813 TN m- Elizabeth
Thomas b. 1806 KY m- Elizabeth
Jesse b. 1809 TN m-Nancy
Joseph b. 1825 TN m-Rebecca * my direct line
Joseph b. 1817 TN m- Meahala GA
James b. 1812 TN m-Rhoda
Louis b. 1818 TN
Benjamin b. 1828 TN m- Elizabeth GA
Any help from which county they came from would greatle\y be appreciated............I've been searching for years!
Judi in MO That is where these Conway's ended up.

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February 23, 2008
GRAY, MOONEY, THOMPSON -
I am looking for a John Gray, b. ca Jan/Feb 1784/1785 in VA. He m. Susanna Thompson Sep 1816 Monroe Co., VA(WV). Susanna a d/o James & Temperance (Mooney) Thompson of New River. Thank you.
John Gray, Grove City, OH

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February 17, 2008
CAMPBELL -
Silas Campbell born VA abt 1817, county unknown, parents unknown. Married (possibly Susanna b. ca 1822 in PA) Found in 1850 census OH, Warren Co. in Shaker Village working as a carpenter. Children: Martha A.M.A. b. 1840 VA, Mary A.A. b. 1842 VA, Mary b.1843 VA, Sarah A. b. 1845 VA, John E. b, 1847 VA, Elizabeth Jane b. May 1849 OH. Unable to find Silas in 1860 anywhere or find a death. Some of children are living together in OH.

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February 16, 2008
BLOSSER, MATHIAS -
Searching for Parents of Isaac Blosser, census records show he was born in Virginia. He was born 9 May 1819 and died 1893. Lived in Ohio and Later Illinois. Headstone in Hays cemetery Christian County, Illinois. He married Mary Mathias (b. 27 Jul 1820 in OH) married on 17 Dec 1842, Hocking County, OH. Also buried in Hays cemetery. Like many Blossers, I believe his parents were born in Penn.

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February 7, 2008
ADKINS -
Looking for the last name ADKINS from Charles City County Va. Thanks

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January 27, 2008
REEVES -
I am trying to find information on the following people who lived in Pittsylvania County: Abraham (Abram) Reeves 1800's, Son: Robert Reeves (died in the civil war), Granddaughter: Mary Elizabeth Reeves 1860 - October 6, 1925. We think they had a plantation in Pittsylvannia County near or at Summerlin, VA. Thanks.

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January 19, 2008
ROUSE -
I and other Rouse researchers have failed to link our TX Rouses to our VA Rouses over the past 25 years. For us, the key figure is one James M. (Mattison?) ROUSE 1832-1912, who was a VA native but left VA c1850 (age 18), heading for Texas. We have found him documented in 1850 in MS, then in 1855 in TX. He left descendants no records about his ancestors, so the going has been rough.

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January 17, 2008
BIAS, MITCHELL, ROWSEY -
Have been working on my GGGrandfather Seaton B. Rowsey b/ 1825 Rockbridge Co, (school teacher) for over 20 years. My great Uncle told me years ago that we had two of Seaton's, and that the school teacher Seaton married Mary Drusille Mitchell b/ 1825 Nov 20 1843, Amherst Co. I have never found anything on having two of them. But I can't find where he is buried He came to Lincoln Co (WV) and no records of his death, burial has ever been found. Records do show that Drusille married Linsey Bias Feb 21 1861. I am at a real lose on this can you be of any help. If not I thank you for your time.

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January 16, 2008
LOGAN, SILVER -
I am looking for possible marriage place for William Logan and Lucetta (Silver) Logan. I have they were married 10 Nov 1831. I don't know where, but they had their first child in Virginia. They lived most of their lives with their children in Little Georgetown, Berkeley Co., West Virginia. He had 5 Children Mary J., William Thomas, Hester Ann, John Francis, and Margaret Ellen Logan. I hope someone has a connection.

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January 13, 2008
TOWLER -
Searching for information on William Towler born abt 1784 in Virginia. Married an Abigail in Kentucky and their 1st son Benjamin was born there. The remaining known children were born in Indiana. Their names are William H, John O, Reuben, Elizabeth, and Juliana. I do not know at what point/age William emigrated from Virginia to Kentucky.

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January 13, 2008
BETHEL, PATTERSON -
I am looking for information on David J. Patterson,(parents unknown) born 11-30-1797 in Virginia dies 12-4-1849 Charlestown, Indiana. Moves to Nelson County Kentucky from Virginia and marries Jemima Bethel then moves to Clark County Indiana.

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January 11, 2008
QUAID -
I am looking for info on QUAID family. Richard QUAID was born 6 June 1825 in Virginia. Don't know anything about mother, father or Siblings. Would appreciate any info. Thanks

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January 6, 2008
HUNT, TOLLIVER, WOODS -
We're trying to find information on either Randolph John Hunt and/or Julia B. Tolliver-Hunt born circa 1928. Also, Helen Norcart Hunt-Woods. I am trying to gather info for a family reunion. Looking primarily in Amherst, Virginia 24521 Appreciate your help.

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January 6, 2008
BRIGGS, CARPENTER, LITTERAL, LITTRELL -
Am looking for any known connection between the families of (1) BRIGGS and LITTERAL/ LITTRELL and (2) BRIGGS and CARPENTER in Viginia during the period 1650 to 1810. Thanks , Lee

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January 4, 2008
MARTIN, TOMLIN -
Seeking information on my Bio. Grand Mother, Lucinda Martin Married to Hary Tomlin. She Died in Child birth April 19, 1902 Near Forks of Buffalo in Amherst County, Virginia Her Brothers were John, Will, Tom & George Martin. Uncle George Had a Son Named Al/Ally Martin THANKS CUZ A T

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January 1, 2008
BEISEL, BENTON, POISAL, SHOTWELL, STEWART, WILLIAMS -
I have a couple of surnames I only know were born in VA. First is William N. Stewart, born in Berkeley Co, now WV, then VA about 1793 to William Stewart and Catherine Poisal. Catherine was the daughter of Adam and Catherine Poisal. The Poisals were named Beisel in Germany but were known as Poisals in America. He shows up in Mason County KY in 1801, apprenticed to Samuel Stevens. In 1818 he marries Abigail Shotwell there.
#2 is George L. Williams, born 6-22-1800 in Va. He shows up in Scott KY in 1833, where he marries Elizabeth Benton. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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