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Genealogy - Online 2000

Online: 2000


Dear Readers,

A new history book is now available that might help people researching Patrick County, Virginia:

HISTORY OF PATRICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA, recently published by the Patrick County Historical Society, consists of 484 pages of text, 88 photographs, and a detailed index. The principal author of the history was Mr. O. E. Pilson (1910-1999), a well-known historian of the county. Topics in the hard cover book include early settlement, communities, churches, schools, industries, and county participation in military services. The listing of Civil War soldiers contains over 1,400 names.

The book may be ordered by sending a check or money order to the Patrick County Historical Society, P. O. Box 1045, Stuart, VA 24171. Copies picked up at the museum are available for $35.00 each, with tax included. For each copy sent by mail, the cost will be $39.00 to include tax, postage, and handling.


1/3/00- This is a request for information about Clarence Hodges, born in Floyd County in the 1870's or 1880's. He was a sharecropper and had 13 children in various locations before settling down in Henry County in the 1930's. His father was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian, also from Floyd County. They would be my paternal grandfather and great-grandfather, respectively. Also, any information about the Cockram family from the Charity section of Patrick County would be appreciated. These are relatives on my mother's side of the family.

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1/6/00- I am Larry Anders, originally from Brevard, NC.  I am looking for genealogy help to find references to my family, The Anders. My father is Alfred James Anders, his father was Capp Anders.  We know one of our ancestors was David Asbury Anders, a Confederate soldier.   David came up to North Carolina from S. Carolina or Georgia after the Civil War. Brevard is in the Western part of North Carolina.   Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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1/7/00- I am searching for these family ties. My grandmother was Nannie Thuston and my father Robert Lee Fleenor was married to a Grace Glover. They came from Washington Co. Va. and Washington and Sullivan Co. Tn. Any help would be really appreciated.

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1/7/00- Seeking information on a James Spence that married Priscilla? All I know about them is they had at least two children, Zachariah T. Spence born Sept. 1848 and Emeline born 1852. In the 1860 Surry Co., NC census, Zachariah is living with a John Nixon family. Zachariah lived in Surry Co. and married there Julia Smith Nov.10,1870 . They was my gr. grandparents. Judy died and Zachariah married 2nd Jane Burris. On his 2nd marriage he lists his parents as James and Priscilla both deceased. I have not been able to find James and Priscilla in any records. so I hope someone can help me.

Thanks. Edgar Phipps, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


1/10/00- I am doing research on my family tree. Right now I am stuck at my great-great-great granddad whose name was William David Austin married to Cora Valanda Humphries. Their son was John Allen Austin, his son was Albert Sidney Austin dob 12-23-1865 died 4-14-1947, and his son was Paul David Austin dob nov.27 1895 died oct.23 1968 any information that you can give me will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You, Lewis David Austin e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


1-18-00- I want to start a family tree on my Otis side. My father was Renzie Otis. He was born June 2, 1902. His father was Martin Vanburen Otis son of Caleb Otis. If you can help it would be greatly appreciated. They lived in Ky. and Pa. mostly. Thanks,

Louise (Otis) Correll, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


1-18-00- I'm researching William and Phoebe Dunn from Smyth Co. VA. They are my gr grandparents. My grandfather and grandmother William and Gertrude(Rhudy) Dunn were from there too. After having their children they moved to WV. My grandparents had several children one of which was my father Charles W. Dunn who married Naomi Jane Fizer and lived in Ward, WV. ANY HELP PLEASE>>>> I'M STUCK.

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1-18-00- I am seeking help in determining the DOB and/or DOD of Thornton Walker of Burke's Garden, Tazewell County Va. He had a daughter Annie Belle born in 1863.

Thanks, Robert Barger, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


1/24/00- My great-grandmother's name is Margaret Warren Rogers. She married Hilliard Rogers in Wake, NC on Oct. 12, 1858. Hilliard was born in 1843 in Wake, NC. I don't know much about either grandparent. I believe Hilliard met Margaret in Wythe, VA. He was a NC Confederate (Private) and enlisted in service at age 18 in 1862 in Wake County, NC. He was captured at the South Side Railroad near Petersburg, VA on April 2, 1865. I believe he met Margaret sometime in between. She brought him food and hid him in the old Shot Tower in VA during the Civil War. He was possibly injured at that time. She went with him throughout the war. They had a son, John Rogers, who had 3 sons and a daughter. The only clue I have for Margaret Warren is the Shot Tower incident. If anyone has any info on any "Warrens" in that area, please e-mail me.

Thanks

Peggy Rogers Johnson, Charlotte, NC, e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


1/28/00- I'm searching for Hubbards that married into Hyltons in southwest Virginia. Everett Hubbard (b. abt 1849) and Nancy (b.abt 1853), both in Meadows of Dan, Patrick, Virginia, had a daughter Anna Elizebeth Hubbard, b. June 20, 1875, also in Meadows of Dan. Anna married James Henderson Hylton (b. May 16, 1875, in Smith River Twp, Va.) about 1896. James' parents were Harden (b. abt 1849) and Nancy Hylton (b. abt. 1853), both from Smith River Twp. Va. Everett was said to be a full-blooded Cherokee Indian. James died in 1941 in Madaline, Raleigh, West Virginia. Harden and Nancy Hylton, and Everett and Nancy Hubbard are my gg/grandparents.

Any help is greatly appreciated! Therese T. Parker, Hopewell, Virginia, formerly of Mullens, West Virginia

Ron & Therese Parker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3414 Vinton St, Hopewell VA 23860 804-458-7453


2/2/00- Researching family info on JOHN JAMES HOLLAND (b @1859) and JULIA PATTON HANNAH (b 21 Sep1871 Eagle Rock, Virginia, daughter of SAMUEL HANNAH and EDNA THOMAS) who conceived a child EMMER VIOLA HOLLAND (b 25 Nov1890 Clifton Forge, Virginia).

Family gossip has it that JOHN JAMES HOLLAND was from a Virginia family of  means, including plantations and diamond mine connections, who was disowned for marrying a child (JULIA PATTON HANNAH was 13 years old, 12 years his younger) of no means - from common stock.

JOHN JAMES HOLLAND abandoned his family @1908 in Deepwater (Fayette County) WV and reportedly worked for the railroad as a detective and later died from alledged gunshot injuries received in the line of duty.

All lineages contained here-in represent a dead-end in a nearly completed family tree of 21 generations.

HOLLAND - HANNAH - THOMAS surnames(branch of BALLARD Family Tree) E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2/3/00- I am trying to find the parents of my husband's ancestor, Daniel Caylor/Kaylor of Washington Co. Va. Daniel b. 1759 in Virginia and d. 1854 in Washington Co. Va. Married Elizabeth Weeks, d/o John Weeks and wife Elizabeth. Daniel's daughter, Elizabeth Kaylor married Andrew E. Lewis as his first wife. She died 4th July, 1846; he married wife 2, Sarah Smiley, in Wash. Co.

Other names I'm stuck on are William Cannaday, in 1787, in Franklin Co, Va; Nathan Basham whose estate was settled in 1850 in Boone Co. Va; Jordan Smith b. ca. 1780 was a soldier in War of 1812, mar/1 Mary Austin, mar/2 Millie McCormick, mar/3 Lucinda Lacy. Will share any and all info when possible.

I am trying to find the parents of Mary Hale who married Peter Sigmon ca. 1780 or earlier and probably in Maryland for Peter Sigmon moved to Franklin (then Henry Co) Virginia from Maryland in the 1780's, maybe soon after he married. Other Hales lived in the area so probably they are Mary's relatives. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have oodles of ancestry in the Blue Ridge area so you might want to see my home sites for surnames: http://maxpages.com/ancestral and http://home.switchboard.com/billiereddinglewis

Write me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks Billie


2/4/00- Searching for any information on my third gr-grandparents who settled in  Franklin Co. Va. I know who the children of Isaac and Hannah were, my g-g-grandparents Moses and Margaret Dixon Janney, and Burwell and Mary Radford Janney my gr-grandparents and my grandparents Robert and Mary Elizabeth Janney.

What I am especially searching for is the surname of Hannah that I might gain   some insight on her side of my family. Isaac and Hannah were married in 1773 in Pa.

They were in Montgomery Co. in 1782 and in Franklin Co. by 1786. In 1793 they purchased land from David Barton. Hannah started paying taxes in 1805 so Isaac must have died in 1804/05 before taxes were due. It is hard for me to believe that no one kept any family records or Bibles. I would be so grateful for any info on this family.

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2/7/00- What a great surprise to run across the Mountain Laurel Site. I was born in Meadows of Dan, Va., went to High School there, first going to the Lawson School my father, Turner Madison Lawson, helped build on land and with lumber he donated until the new High School could be built. I finished my education by graduating from the Townson University in Baltimore, Md. but I love reading the stories about my roots. You are doing a great job. I wish I had your back publications.

I am presently searching for the parents of my great grandfather William "Billy" Lawson who was one of the first settlers in Meadows of Dan, Va., so I am very excited to find this site, and I hope that someone will have the information I seek. I am filled with pride when I read the stories and I know personally what good people live in and around Meadows of Dan, Va. Thank you.

Wilma Lawson Padgett (formerly from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia) e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2/7/00- Hi, My name is Dee Beaman-Heroux. My maiden name is Pruitt. I was told by my father, Charlie H. Pruitt, (many years ago) that he and his people came from Stokes County, North Carolina and many were from the Blue Ridge Mt. area. He told me that the Pruitt family split up during the Civil War due to some of the 5 or 7 brothers were selling horses to the Union Army. I feel that this must have some truth to it as most of my information stops during that time frame. My father was the son of Benjamin and Sarah "Throckmorton" Pruitt of Stokes Co. Benjamin Pruitt was the son of James Olivier Pruitt (some refer to him as Jacob Pruitt) and Elizabeth Nancy Fry (Stokes Co.) James Olivier Pruitt was the son of William ? & Mary ? Pruitt. Can anyone help me with this lineage of Pruitt's? My records indicate that William Pruitt had 5 sons...One being James Olivier Pruitt...

Help? and Thanks, Dee Beaman-Heroux, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2/7/00- Researching JOHN LACY & ELIZABETH (BETSY) GRIFFITH of Pittsylvania Co., VA, also JOHN CANTERBURY and NANCY LOWE of Monroe Co., VA/WV.

Gordon K. Lacy
Canterbury & Lacy Researcher
HC 2 BOX 18154
San Sebastian, PR 00685

Phone: 787-896-6282; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2/8/00- Looking for parents of John Allen and his wife Polly. They came to Kentucky around 1778. One of his children was Bailey Allen who was born in Kentucky 1779. His wife was Jemima. John Allen seems to have been killed by the Indians around Boonesboro, while going to a meeting. Polly and her children returned to Virginia or N. C. Bailey returned to Kentucky and moved to Grayson Co. Kentucky around 1820. He died there in l852. Bailey had these children: Joseph, John, Carr, Daniel, Elizabeth, Robert and others. Please help me if possible.

William Allen 3430 Coldstream Ct. Lexington,Ky 40517; e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2/9/00- I am looking for info on Francis Wallen b.5/22/1908 in Floyd County, KY and d.12/3/1991 in Findlay Ohio.

She m. Sherman Shepherd, he was b. 2/26/1904 in Breathitt County, KY and d.2/26/1980 in Findlay Ohio.

Parents of Francis were Walter Wallen and Julian McGuire. Children were Francis, mentioned above, Ernestine, she died young of TB and Kate, b.1914; d.1953 Floyd County, KY and married Charles Hammonds, b.1902; d.1982 Floyd County, KY.  Walter married the second time to Sarah Wright and had a son Frank Wallen who m. Rose Howard.

Parents of Walter Wallen were Martin Wallen and Kate Sizemore.   Martin was b.2/1866 Floyd County, KY.  They were married 4/8/1887 Floyd County, KY.

If you recognize any of these names would appreciate communicating with you for I am missing dates and data for them.  Thanks

Phyllis, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2/14/00- I AM TRYING TO LOCATE ANY GENEALOGY THAT I CAN FIND ON A WILLY AND EMILY MINK FROM AROUND THE APPALACHIA OR BIG STONE GAP, VA AREA. THEY ARE MY GREAT-GRANDPARENTS. MY GRANDMOTHER WAS ISABELL MINK AND SHE MARRIED WALTER MARCUM FROM THE ST CHARLES, PENNINGTON GAP AREA. MY GRANDMOTHER DIED WHEN MY MOTHER WAS ONLY 3 YEARS OLD IN 1937.

SINCE MY GRANDMOTHER WAS ONLY 27 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME, SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN BORN AROUND 1907. I HAVE TRIED SEVERAL AVENUES TO FIND OUT INFORMATION ON THEM AND IT IS LIKE THEY HAVE NEVER BEEN. MY GRANDFATHER REMARRIED A VINA PHILLIPS AND THEY NEVER TOOK THE CHILDREN BACK AROUND THE MINKS. I WOULD REALLY LIKE SOME INFORMATION ON THESE KIND PEOPLE. WE KNOW NOTHING OF OUR FAMILIES' MEDICAL BACKGROUND AND WE ARE HAVING SOME HEALTH PROBLEMS ARISE THAT WE CAN FIND NO LINK TO. ANY HELP YOU MAY BE ABLE TO GIVE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

ANY REPLY SHOULD BE MADE TO MY HOME E-MAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ANY HELP AVAILABLE.

ANNA M. HOLLAND


2/15/00- Trying to find information of my dads family. His name Paul Artrip, born to Alta Artrip and Walter Combs on Sept.15,1905 in Rusell County, Virginia. There was a sister, Love Marie. My grandmother had a number of sisters and brothers, some family could still be in that same area. Not much information on my grandfather, in later years he lived in Washington Court House, Ohio. Any information will be helpful.

e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you Barbara Artrip Serio


2/18/00- I am searching for someone in the family of Fanny Ann Cocke, daughter of Louisa V. Cocke, cousins of Jefferson T. Lawson. They lived in Patrick County, Va., Smith District, in the 1880 Census. Email

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2/18/00- I am searching info. on my grandfather Oliver Collins from Floyd Co. KY. He was alias Jack Jones due too running moonshine. He was shot by the sherriff and died from the gun shot. This happened in Betsy Lane, KY. This happened in 1928. My mother would love to know about him. We do know he was adopted by whom we do not know. He was married to Florence Thompson and before that to a Phebee Jane Leslie in Ohio, Porstmouth I think. My mother was born in 1926 so it was sometime before that he married to this Phebee Jane Leslie.

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2/23/00- Elden d/o/b 1922 d/o/d 1953 and Jess Adkins d/o/b 1896 d/o/d 1971. I would like to know who were Jess'es parents and where they came from.Jess and Elden were both from Key Rock,Wv. Any help is greatly apreciated.

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2/23/00- SEXTON family is the group I am searching for.  Noah SEXTON born about 1880 had 6 siblings. Parents James W. Sexton and Mary died in 1880 when Noah SEXTON was an infant. What happened to the children?  Struggling to find information. Please contact me if you have any SEXTON relatives in the southwestern part of Virginia.

Abigail, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2/28/00- My name is Katie Wilson Endreson and currently serve as Historian of the Wilson Family Association, Est., 1933, Iowa. From the work that has been done on our lineage, it seems that our family was in Virginia 1600-1700 time span. I recently published our lineage - The Wilson Genealogy Book - last year. It documents from 1800 to present time.

I am sure that we are missing some of our lineage since we start with John McGrew Wilson, son of Isaac Wilson, b 1800 d 1862 m 1824 Hannah Brewster Hubbard. I'm sure that Isaac had brothers and sisters and also additional children. This is the task that I am now trying to document. I found some information when I researched the Scots-Irish in Virginia, Vol 1,2,3. I found that Isaac was married to Ann States, daughter of John States. I know this is not much to go by, but do you have information on the surname Wilson?

Thank you, Mrs. Katie Wilson Endreson, Historian, The Wilson Association - e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2/28/00- Requesting information on PRITT family before 1800 in Bath County.

William Pritt, e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ireland, West Virginia 26376


2/28/00- I am looking for information on the name Fairlight. I named my 5 yr. old Fairlight after an Appalachian character in the book "Christie" by Catherine Marshall.  I still have not been able to find the official meaning of the name.  I have heard there are still older ladies in Appalachia named Fairlight.  Thanks so much.

Mandy Mathieu, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2/28/00- In the 1700's these 5 brothers sailed from Europe to America. They took the name of Crowder."Carruthers" James Rielly m an Indian Girl and moved to AR. My ancestor was married on the ship. Abt. 1830 James M.Crowder was born. In VA. Abt.1850 he m Emily A. and moved from VA to ILL. In 1857 William, George,Claude,Charles and ???. From1857 to 1916 the family lived in ILL. They were Harness makers. Who was the father of James M. Crowder?

Patricia, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2/29/00 - I am trying to locate a book put out on Patrick County called "Mabry Book." It has on page 18 the sale of land from Charles Mabry to a James Lawson, so I have been told. I would like to purchase this book if it is still in print. Would you or anyone have a copy or know where I could get a copy? Also trying to find the census of Patrick County in 1820, knowing it only tells of the head of the household. Hoping for a reply.
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Wilma Lawson Padgett (formerly from Meadows of Dan, Patrick County, Va.)


2/29/00- My grandfather was Lawrence Timson, married to Myrtle Ballinger or Ballenger in the late 1800's. They had a number of children. I have been trying to find out more about them and their families. They lived in Columbus, Ohio. Most of the time they lived on Morse Rd. and on Maize Rd. Any information will be helpful.

Thank you , Barbara Serio, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2/29/00- Hi fellow searchers,

I am looking for info on my mom and dad's families. My mom, Lucy Elnora Covington b 1/6/34 of James Benjamin Covington & Lottie Lorene Cathcart Covington.Lottie's father was Avery S Cathcart b 1860/d 9/12/15 at age 55. Lottie's mother was Alice Eads b 7/3/1881/d 4/9/32. Alice Eads married James Monroe Honeycutt after death of Avery,   After death of James, she married ____ Crews.

Lottie L Cathcart had 8 siblings: Flora Cathcart Brown (deceased), Grace Cathcart Dishman Brack (deceased), Salinda Cathcart Mayhew (deceased), Virginia Cathcart Byrd (living in Va), James Monroe Honeycutt  (deceased), Lola Crews _____   (deceased), Evelyn Crews _____   (deceased), infant boy Jason Cathcart   (deceased).

There was a book of research published app 1973 on Covingtons that I have read. Also searching for info on dad's parents. I know pawpaw, Arter Sylvester McFalls, born around Siler City. His brothers were Went, Oat, Sam, James,  sisters, Evie and Leathie Ann.   Little known about mawmaw',  Nina Bell Wiggins McFalls, other than that her father was Joseph A Wiggins and mother was Hattie Lawless Wiggins.  Both are buried at Deep Creek. I do have a picture of the gravesite from last visit. Mawmaw's brothers were Arthur Wiggins of Clover, Roy Wiggins of Mooresville, and Clyde Wiggins, who I believe died in the 60's.

Sorry this is so long winded, but perhaps it will be of help to someone else who is searching.
Doris M Al-Taher, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


3/6/00- Looking for information on the Durnel family in Grayson/Carroll Co.'s. James Durnel had bought land in Grayson Co. Va in 1798 and later sold it. His wife Phebe had joined the Quaker Church and was reported to have gone to Tennessee but no record of her there. James & Phebe had the following children: William, John, James, Levi, Eli, Thomas, Aaron, Joseph. Looking for any and all help with these. Where did James die and was buried? What happened to Phebe? Who are their descendants?

Sharon Minton Hill e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


3/13/00 - Hi,

I am searching for any information that you might have on Samuel Price, Pasha Stewart Price, Samuel's Mother was believed to be Martha Cornett Price.

They came from around Asheville, North Carolina to Washington County Virginia in the early 1900's. Samuel had a farm growing Tobacco etc. in the Denton Valley area. They had several Children, My Father Oklen Mayland Price married my Mother Katherine Dunn Price. However their marriage license says Margaret? They moved to New York in the 1930 era. (My Parents That is).

PLEASE if anyone can help me find any of my roots I would be so happy!! Have been searching for months now and it seems I just hit brick walls.

Thank You, Linda Price Diamond, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


3/17/00- To Whom This May Concern,

I am trying to find a Samuel David Strong, possible lived in the middle Tennessee area sometime in the mid-1800's to 1900.  His daughter was Martha Loretta Strong, who was born in middle Tennessee on August 8, 1870.  I want to learn the whereabouts in Tennessee Samuel David Strong lived; he would be my great-great grandfather.  I want to know the date Samuel David Strong died, so I can learn who he married, and who his parents were.  I am in a Indian ancestor research of this man; futhermore, I was informed by my grandmother, that Samuel David Strong's Father was a full-blooded Indian Chief.  If you can help me in any way I sure will appreciate it.   I DO NOT DESIRE TO DRAW SOME KIND OF PENSION, I AM DOING THIS FOR PERSONAL REASONS.   My e-mail address, is  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .   Thank you very much,  Deborah B. Reece


3/30/00 - Genealogy search for John Carpenter send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


3/30/00- I am looking for info on Martha Hulen. She was born in NE Ark about 1878. Left there to elope with John Moss, a Native American. They came to Indian territory. She was a very young girl when she left. She was my Grandmother. This is about all I know about her. She said she was Black Dutch. She said her mother ran a wood shed on the Mississippi.

Would be very thankful if any one has any info. Hersell Brassfield, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


4/3/00- Trail, Epperley, Bower family names - looking for connections to grandparents families, in Floyd, Montgomery and Pulaski counties. I am looking for Trail connections-grandmother was Essie Mae Trail-married Thomas Mckinley Epperley. G-G-parents were James Efron Trail & Joanna O'dell  Trail. Also g-g-parents Joseph H. Epperley and Nancy Cora Bower Epperley. Trail family connection with the Trail cabin in Smart View Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Need further info on that also.

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4/4/00-  I'm resarching my family lines: The Reynolds Family, The Cassell Family, The Light Family - all from in and around Patrick County,Virginia. I'm also researching the McGhee Family - both from Patrick County and Southwestern Virginia. Also the Newberry Family and the Compton Family from Southwestern Virginia. I would like any information anyone has on these families, also would love to have photos if anyone has any to make a copy of.

Thanks for any information and your time.

Tammy Beswick - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


04/10/00- I am researching the family surnames of Adams, Anderson, Baker, Bedsaul,  Brannock, Creed, Dickens, Golding (Golden), Gollehon, Goodson, Norman, Rowland, Suits (Suit), Upchurch, Williams, & Wymer in the areas of Grayson, Carroll, and Smyth County, Virginia and of Surry County, N.C. Would appreciate correspondence with anyone researching the same and happy to share my data.

Julia Williams Kodak, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


4/17/00 - Looking for information on Edward King who was listed in 1860 census of Russell Co.,Va. He was supposed to have been born near Campbell Co.,Va. and was married to Elizabeth? who was born in Wythe Co.,Va. E-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


4/27/00- Hancock's of Walkers Little Creek, Bland County, VA. Looking for information about Obediah and Jane Hancock, 1850's. Also George Washington Hancock born 1830.

L Patterson, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


6/4/00- Ever since I first heard it in Grapefield, I have been looking for the words &/or music to the song "The Convict & the Rose". (not to be confused with The Prisoner Song) I heard it on a player piano. I lived in Bluefield, WVA for years, & my family played music on WHIS. My sister Dottie Lee played with Salt & Peanuts. Other family members played locally at dances & was known as The Harrison Family. If anyone can help me out with this, I will gladly pay postage.

Thank you,

Marjorie (Harrison) Reed, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


6/4/00- I need help in finding friends and family members of Henry and Ella BOYD from Patrick Co. They were my G-Grandparents. I know that a few of my great uncles are still alive, and Papa and Granny had several children. PLEASE if you know anything on the Boyd's and where I might be able to locate them, it would be GREATLY appreciated. My Grandfather was Coy D. (BOYD) Grant, Sr, and died in 1989, in Eden, NC.

Thank You, Lynn Grant, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


6/4/00- I am looking for any descendants of James G. Alexander and Samaria Ellen Oaks or James G. Alexander and second wife Edmonia Day Barksdale Alexander of Albemarle County Virginia.Some of the names in these lines are Alexander, Oaks, Ballard, Rodes, Randall or Randolph , Grayson. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Lelia Neely, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


6/4/00- I am seeking any information about Houdyschell families. Old spelling could be Howdyshell. Seems families were centered in W. Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; but I can't seem to obtain any information.

Thank you,  Jon Houdyshell, Elliot Lake, Ont., Canada, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


6/4/00- I would appreciate any information regarding my grandfather Charlie Creed Harris, who was born in Patrick County in 1878 and died in West Virginia in 1929. His first wife was Ada A. Wood (1888-1918). His stepmother was Nancy A. (Minda) Harris, daughter of Greenville and Rhoda Harris. Any information about that family also welcome.

C. Leon Harris, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


6/4/00- I am looking for the name of a coal company operating in the 1870's in Whitley County, Kentucky, most likely near Williamsburg. There was a Jewish doctor who was the doctor at the coal camp. I am looking for this doctor's name and the name of the coal company.

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6/4/00- Request any info on Joseph Goff, Bedford Co., married 6 Dec1821, to Patience Parker. Need parents of Joseph.

Thanks, Ray Goff, e-mail, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


6/13/00- Hello! I am looking for information on Robert R. Nelson born around 1864 in NC and moved to Bland Co. Virginia when he was 16 and later married Elizabeth Clark. His son John Lorenzo married Ada Josephine French Jan. 25th 1907. If anyone has any information I would love to hear from you.

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6/19/00- Searching for the brothers and sisters  of my grandfather George  W. Keith killed in WV coal mines.  If any one has info on his mother, Mary Dalton, father George W, Keith, or any of his family or the Dalton family from Carroll County, VA, any information will be appreciated.

My mother was an orphan and doesn't have a lot of information on them. Does anyone know where they are buried or any relatives that they may have left?

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6/22/00- Searching information about "Jimmy Aldridge" from Wautaga Co, N. C. Married Betsy Calloway.....Need to know Jimmy's father and mother, maybe from Va.

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6/23/00- I am looking for any info about Peter Anderson M/Martha? Lee Co. Va and Hancock Co. Tenn.

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6/30/00- We're trying to make a family tree and we can't find out much about Tillman Tilley. He went off to the Civil War and for some reason he went and fought for the north. The younger part of the family doesn't know anything because the gr-grand father's brother wouldn't never say. Something weird happened for him to go aganist us and fight for the north. After he left for the north the family never took him back. We would ike to find out any information we can. There was a church named after the Tilley's and a road. They lived off  Eska Rd somewere in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Please help if you can. We have a little more info if you can tell me what you need.

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7/13/00- Yes I would just like some information on my family "LANE". Any and all information is appreciated. We are all over North Carolina/ the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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7/13/00- Searching for Cager Griffin although born in Tennesee (eastern?), his father was from Virginia, his mother from Tenn. It can be assumed that he married a Cherokee or was half Cherokee himself. Cager was born between 1840 and 1848. Since Cager lived in the Mts. of Tenn perhaps his kin are from the Mts. of Virginia. Any help greatly appreciated. The White County, Tenn. census of 1880 has him listed with wife Martha and two step daughters and one step son.

Thanks, David Marks, Katy, Texas, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


7/13/00- I am trying to locate infomation about Thomas Seth Morgan - Perquimans County, Hertford, North Carolina. Could be Seth Thomas Morgan - a family member said he changed it from Thomas Seth because he didn't like it. I doubt it was legally done. Thanks

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7/17/00- Looking for any Shinault in Burkes Garden and Wythe Co., VA area.

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7/20/00- Looking for information on Frank X. Seckler of   Martinsburg, MO, born in 1864 in Metamora, Illinois to John X. Seckler and Theresia (Meyers) Seckler. Living relatives may still live in this area.

THANKS, ROGER SECKLER, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


7/20/00 - James WRIGHT in Wythe Co. VA

We are looking for a living descendant of the James WRIGHT who was born about 1878, possibly in the Lead Mine District of Austinville.

His father was William WRIGHT born in 1848 in Franklin, VA. His mother was Sallie (?) born abt 1853. In the VA 1880 Census (taken in the Lead Mine Dist) there are siblings: Olrie (?) - b. 1872, Mandy - b. 1875, William - b. 1876, and Walter - b. 1879. This is his first family. William WRIGHT moved to FL in 1895, and we are curious to know if   Sallie had died before he left VA.

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7/21/00- Looking for any info Anderson, Peter wed Martha, son John M. Believe brother to Peter is Morgan. Lee Co Va./Hawkins and Hancock Tn. early 1800s late 1700s.

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7/27/00- Josiah Jackson family search - great great grandfather. It would be most helpful if someone just happened to have information on my  great great grandfather. His son Robert Jackson was my great grandfather and his son Lewis Christopher Jackson was my grandfather on my dad's side. I  think he married an Elizabeth Rogers out of Floyd County, Va. I have him on a 1850, 1860 census but I can't seem to find him after that. Elizabeth his wife on the 1870 and 1880 census with their son Robert Jackson.

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8/14/00- I am trying to locate my mother. She was married to my father, George Montgomery. Her maiden name is Carolyn Virginia Sturm. My name is Carrie Yvonne Montgomery. More details will be given to her.

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8/21/00- I am seeking the parents and siblings of DOSWELL ROGERS who was born 1736 probably in VA. He lived in the following counties which in some instances was a line changing and not a physical move--Halifax, Pittsylvania, Botetourt, Fincastle, Montgomery, Wythe, Russell, Lee. His son William married Rosannah Heard in 1786 and their marriage is recorded in Henry Co., but I am not sure why. Joseph Anthony was the minister.

I wrote a book DESCENDANTS OF DOSWELL ROGERS. However, I was never able to get any further than Doswell. He ran around with the Heard, Walling, Roberts, Blevins families. Any information would be appreciated as I am trying to find his roots.

Eleanor Rogers Edmondson, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Odessa, Texas 79762
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8/21/00- I am searching for David Huffmon, born 1794, in Rockingham County, Virginia. The information I have is: (1) Married 10/15/1815. (2) On the master roll of Co. A, Inf., US Comm., Rockingham County, Virginia. (3) Died 1845, location unknown. My Great Grandmother's maiden name was Huffmon. David was her Grandfather. Any information on him, his antecedents, etc., would be greatly appreciated.

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8/23/00- Looking for information on Walter Jackson Dalton and his father, Whitman Dalton. Walter married Bertie Nester, daughter of William Nester and Mary Jane McPeak. Walter moved from Carroll Co., VA to Maryland and later remarried. He died in 1942. Whitman Dalton's wife was believed to be named Nancy.

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8/28/00- I am searching for any info on Joseph and Tabitha Gilbert of Russell Co, VA.  Joseph was born about 1795 place unknown.  He shows up in Russell ca 1830.  Tabitha's Maiden name is unknown.

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8/28/00 - Do you have any info about the Wages or (maybe it's Wage) or the Whitehead families? My grandmother's name was Bessie Wages and her mother's maiden name was Whitehead I think. Also any information on Norris family--my grandfather's name was Dallas Norris.
I know this is not much to go on but I wanted to give it a try. They came from that area or nearby.

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8/28/00- I am looking for any information about the Watt "Walter" WALKER family. He was b. c. 1776 maybe Ky. He lived in Ky. and had known sons (born in Ky.), Francis D. WALKER (b. 1801), William and Green (or Greenberry) WALKER. Francis D. moved to Jackson Co., Tn. and was there in 1850. Large family of children. Can anyone help?

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8/29/00 - I am looking for descendents of Abner VANCE b. abt. 1759 maybe in Surry Co. NC. He swore the pledge of allegiance in Pittsylvania Co. Va. in 1777. He married Susannah HOWARD in 1779. Susannah HOWARD was born 1767 she was the d/o Abraham HOWARD and Jane ALLEN. Abner VANCE migrated to Russell/Tazewell Co. Va. in the late 1780's. There are several records of him being in Russell Co. Va. after 1790. He died on 16-Jul-1819 in Washington Co. Va. Some of the surnames I am researching are: WHITE, SMITH, HELTON, ELSWICK, BURNSIDES, PERRY, RADER-RADAR, FARMER, BROWN, HATFIELD, MAYNARD, BARRETT, BROWNING, KISER, KENNEDY, STREET, GRIFFITH, LESTER, LAWSON, MCCLOUD, HORNSBURY and many more.
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Thanks,
Tim VANCE, G,G,G,G,Grandson of Abner VANCE and Susannah HOWARD.


9/4/00- Hi, I'm looking for any information I can find on my grandmother's and grandfather's families. My grandmother's maiden name was Kelso and My grandfather's name was Pleasants. I have quite a bit of information about my grandfather but very little about my grandmother. Both families were from the Virginia and West Virginia area. I would greatly appreciate any information provided.

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9/13/00- I am looking for information on Samuel Bowling and Mary Etta Bowling in Endicott Va. Samuel was Born April 18, 1878 and Died Oct. 24, 1957. He is my Great Grandfather. Mary Etta was born Nov.13, 1882 and died May 11, 1952.

Thank You, Maurice Bowling Jr., e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


9/22/00 - I'm reaching for the James & Catherine Puckett family. Know to be in Tazewell 1870's. with a large family. Two of their sons (Rawley & John) married a mother & daughter Victoria & Mary Jane Durham. Rawley & Victoria about 1900 & John & Mary Jane about 1904. Victoria's parents were William H. & Pheoba Durham. Rawley had a first wife named Sally Sawyer. This is as far back as I've gotten. Looking for the 1850 census for Surry Co. N.C on Wm. & Pheoba, states on it that one of them were free colored, Native American, would like to find out more on this.
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9/22/00- I am researching the Stewart Family of Franklin Co. VA. I am a descendant of that William Stewart who was in Henry Co. VA in 1781 where he enlisted there to serve in the Rev War. He was a private in Capt. Hairston's company in Colonel Penn's Regiment. He also served in Capt. George Cretz's Virginia Company. He was living in Franklin Co. VA in Dec. 3, 1832 and was 71 years old.

He is reported to have the following children: Sarah, (married to Abram Betz) Robert, Mary, John, William Jr, Rhoda. Rhoda Married Wiley Pleasant Blanketship and had the following children: Julie Ann who married John Betz; Louise, married John Hawley; Evilina, married Jacob Smalters; Nancy, Married William McCray; Wiley, Tazewell, Giles, and two more children who are nameless on my record.

This William Stewart died in Franklin Co. Va. Dec 31, 1858. The person giving death info was Thomas J. Holland. I would greatly appreciate any help you or your readers can give me. I will share my info. I have many lines including: SPENCER, MARTIN, IDDINGS, HALL, LYONS, INGRAMS, CORN, ADAMS, AKERS, YOPP, HOLLINSWORTH, HAYNES.

Cordially, Ruth Spaulding, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


9/22/00- I am looking for information on Samuel Bowling and Mary Etta Bowling in Endicott Va. Samuel was Born April 18 1878 and Died Oct. 24 1957 He is my Great Grandfather Mary Etta was born Nov.13 1882 and died May 11 1952

Thank You, Maurice Bowling, Jr., E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


9/22/00- I am new to genealogy and am looking for any information regarding the Mitchell Family. I am looking for information my great grandfather William Mitchell. My grandfather is James Mitchell and has been gone for many years. He was born and raised and died in the mountains any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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9/27/00- I am searching for the HAMILTON, MELVIN, AND COLLINS families of Bland Co, VA. What I have is as follows: Thomas Hamilton married Matilda Elizabeth Melvin, Bland Co, VA, in 1873. Thomas' parents are unknown, and Matilda Elizabeth Melvin's parents were Edmond and Catherine Melvin (from NC). These would be my great grandparents. They had a son, Kelly Orson Hamilton, b 20 Jul 1890, d 30 Mar 1925. Kelly Orson Hamilton married Mary Josephine Collins on 15 Sept 1909. They had two children, Ruby Hamilton, and Elsie Marie Hamilton (b 7 Apr 1924). Elsie Marie is my mother. Kelly Orson Hamilton was killed in a lumberyard accident when my mom was about 13 months old, so she never really knew him. I know nothing about the parents of Mary Josephine Collins ( b 16 Sept 1890, died April 1985 in Houston, TX.) I do know that Mary had a brother, but don't know his name. In 1950, Mary Hamilton had moved to San Antonio, TX with her two daughters, which is where my mom and dad met, and also the point at which we lost contact with Ruby.

Any info on any of these family members would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Regina Wells Johnson, Houston, TX e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


9/27/00 - Searching info on my ancestor Richard Dillon, born Oct 1745 here in Norfolk.  His father is James Theo. Dillon of Ireland.  Mother is known as Mary.  No maiden name is known.  Any other siblings are unknown.  Richard m. Ann Morris.  He had 8 children.  These children married in the Pike County area of Mississippi and moved onto several of the Louisiana parishes. Many of these descendants of Richard have moved into the Louisiana and Texas areas.  I am looking for information that extends from Richard to his parents and before them.  Does anyone have this info?  I sure would appreciate it.  Thanks......  my email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


10/9/00- Looking for info. on James M. Brim who married Nellie Abshire (Eleanor?) of Franklin Co., VA. two known children Millie Melissa Brim (born 1875) who married Hundley P. Graham and Rhoda Brim who married a Lacy Greenwood. Please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you.


Dear Readers,

We received the following e-mail and thought it would be of interest to those of you who are looking for your roots in and around Patrick County, Virginia:

I lived in Meadows of Dan, Va. and most all of my people were or are there. I am publishing a book titled "Early Virginia Settlers, Blackards, DeHarts, Hubbards, Hursts, Lawsons, Shelors, Southerns, Thompsons and Turners. The price of this book is $49, plus $4 shipping. If anyone is interested, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to 14209-204 Quail Creek Way, Sparks, Md. 21152.


10/12/00- I am looking for any info on Peter and Martha Anderson.. John M. ad Susan (Raines) Anderson and Morgan and Jane Anderson. All located in Hawkens/Hancock Co. TN. and Lee Co VA.

Thanks Virginia Welding POB 97 Nickerson NE. 68044, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


11/2/00- I am looking for any information on Wisemans, Dodds, Wards or Grimmetts from Summers County, WVa.

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11/7/00- Looking for father of Winfield Scott plantation near Peterburg, VA. Wm Scott married Ann Mason looking for their daughter or son named Winfield.

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11/7/00- Bartletts and Kings in the Copper Hill, Floyd area. Leroy Bartlett b: 1814 married Olive King, native American, in 1840. Olive born 1819 in Montgomery which is now Floyd. Children are William or Wilson H., Sarah, George, Joseph, Mary Jane, Jefferson Adolphus, Charles, and Emily. They were farmers and had a small plantation. Any info would be appreciated.

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11/15/00- My grandmother has been telling me of a Blackman by the name of "January" possibly an escaped slave. It is said that he arrived at this name by the Native Indians with whom he lived. They gave him this name because January was when he reached their settlement.

Monroe County, West Virginia  is where these particular Indians are said to be from. He lived with the tribe until his death and is buried somewhere there. According to her there are no markings or grave site. I was hoping that there is some information that could help locate his grave or verify any of this?

Perhaps there are records or data or information that, if true, could shed some light on the matter. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you in advance for your time, consideration, cooperation and effort!

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11/15/00- I'm looking for George and Jane (Huff) Ferrell. They were from VA. Children Wyatt, Mayme, May, Luther, Clarence and Bert. Jane and children moved to KY. The only date I have is 1901 when Wyatt (my grandfather) was born.  If anyone has info on Ferrell from Va please let me know.

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11/15/00- I am searching for families of my husband surnames of Phipps, Brewer, White and Profitt. If anyone knows of a Rebecca Ann Phipps, who married Eli Brewer and after he died married a Profitt man, please let me know. Rebecca had a brother Columbus who lived in Grayson County, VA and Eli's father Bill Brewer supposedly lived in or near Wolfe Creek. Rebecca had two daughters, Ellen and Celia Jane who married Robert White from Wise County.

I am searching for family names of Robert White; Charlie Gilbert; Oscar Wright, all of these lived in Va, Wise, Russell and surrounding counties.  Anyone with information, please e-mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , thank you for any help you could give with these names. This Robert White married Celia Jane Brewer and Charlie Gilbert married Nora Hess, also Oscar Wright married Mahala Frances Elkins Hess.
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11/27/00 - Hi  I am looking for family members of the late Carson Hubbard. He had family that lived in Knoxville Tenn. by the name of Sara B Holland, he had a nephew of the name Robert H. Bowling and a brother by the name of Greer Hubbard. If any one has any info on any of these people please reply I have some wonderful mementos that I would like to pass on to the correct party.
Cub Simpson
Jim Simpson Cutting Horses
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12/5/00 - I am looking for info on my husbands Great Grandmother, Permilla Thompson, who married Carroll Burnette Jackson. He was born in NC, but died in Carroll County, VA. I believe she died during the Civil War, about 1864. Thanks for any help you can give me.  Anna.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


12/5/00 - I am searching for any information on William Arnold Jr, supposedly born in Bedford County, VA in 1775. Verification of any sort would be greatly appreciated.  Am attempting to apply for DAR.
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12/6/00 - I am looking for the ancestors of West and Ebby Buchanan. They lived in Spruce Pine, NC. Ebby was originally married to Bob Pitman and had one child which she named Bob. She later married West Buchanan and had 5 children. There were Sherman, Betty, Lela, Lillian and Sam. We are currently trying to get our family history but have very little information.  If anyone has any information on this family please E mail me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


12/20/00 - I'm researching WILLARD, JOHNSON, HUTCHINSON, HAYES, TAYLOR, and DAVIS in the Wythe Co. area.  My grandmother, Susie Janie WILLARD, was born 25 Jun 1879 in Crockett, Wythe, VA. Her father was Charles F. Willard, b. c 1857 in VA, and her mother was Elimira HUTCHINSON, b. c 1860. Charles appears in the 1880 Wythe Co. census. Charles' father was Allen Willard (c. 1827). He served in Co. B. 51st VA Inf and was captured in the Battle of Waynesboro.  Allen and family were in Ft. Chiswell Twp in Wythe Co in 1860 and 1870, and perhaps in Patrick Co. in 1850. My grandfather was Joseph Asbury JOHNSON, b. 5 Mar 1881 in Washington Co.  His parents were Lawson and Sarah Anne HAYES Johnson. Lawson was born 15 May 1853 in Wytheville. Sarah was born 29 Mar 1853 in Roanoke Co. Lawson's parents were Abraham and Ann E. TAYLOR Johnson. Abraham (c 1816 Wythe Co.) was blind and lived for some time in the poor farm.  Anne was b. c 1831 in Bedford Co. Abraham's parents were Larkin (c. 1772 in NC) and Mary DAVIS (c. 1772 in Wythe Co.) I'd be very glad to trade information on any of these people.
Janie Parrish  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    915-394-4558  Big Spring, TX


12/28/00- I am searching for info. on M.F. Curtin or (Kerton) my great-great grandfather. He had a daughter named Mary Jane. She married George McNeely in 1875 in Red Clay, Ga. Any info. will greatly appreciated.

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