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FULCHER - FULCHER, Jefferson, James--My g-g-g-grandfather, Jefferson FULCHER, moved to Jackson Co. Alabama from Virginia between 1830 and 1850. Family tradition says that his father was James FULCHER, who settled in Lowesville. Tradition also says that Jefferson's son, Henry Clay, was born in Lynchburg. Jefferson was born in 1815, from the 1850 Alabama Fed census, the only census that Jefferson ever appears in. I believe that this is because he lived with his parents in VA through the 1830 census, when children weren't listed by name. Then, he left home and fought in the Creek War which probably kept him out of the 1840 federal census. I need to find Jefferson's parents so that I can trace my branch of the FULCHERS back to England. Please help. Clay Fulcher,

Jan 1, 1997 - 22:12 - From: - Clay Fulcher

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SLEDD, TINSLEY, SLANE - I am looking for information about the parents and siblings of Thomas Sledd and Sarah/Sally Tinsley, who married in Amherst Co. in 1797. Thomas and Sally moved to Nicholas/Bourbon Co area in Kentucky in the early 1800's, where he died in 1814. Sally lived in Nicholas Co. past 1850. They had five children, William T., Belinda, Nancy, Nelson, and Thomas. Around 1830, the children began using the name "Slane", even Sally is referred to as "Slane" in later tax records. Does anyone know the origin of this name?

Jan 3, 1997 - 12:05 - From: - Ed Slane


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HENDERSON, McCLAIN, CAMPBELL - Need help sorting the early HENDERSON families. Specific interest is JOHN HENDERSON who d 1800 Amherst, and his first wife. Their daughter, ESTHER HENDERSON, m HENRY McCLAIN ca 1780, Amherst. John m (2) the widow, MARGARET CAMPBELL. Was he from Augusta or Lunbenburg?

Jan 4, 1997 - 00:17 - From: - Gay Edens Carrigan



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McCLAIN, WOODS - Need any info on RICHARD McCLAIN, father of HENRY and JAMES McCLAIN. Richard d ca Oct 1777 in Amherst Co., VA. Was his wife named Ufious/Euphorious? Could she have been a WOODS?

Jan 4, 1997 - 00:22 - From: - Gay Edens Carrigan


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GARRETT, TAYLOR - William GARRETT m TAYLOR Amherst VA>Davidson Co TN>Madison (later Limestone) Co AL; about 12 children. Was one of them John b1791?

Jan 8, 1997 - 20:37 - From: - Terry GARRETT

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BURGER - Looking for any info on my GGG grandmother, Elizabeth BURGER. She would have been born c1775 and m. Edmund F. COFFEY in Amherst Co. 3 Apr 1802. Elizabeth and Edmond owned property in what is now Nelson Co. near the forks of the Tye River. Any information about Elizabeth or and BURGER family in that area would be greatly appreciated. THANKS! Wayne

Jan 9, 1997 - 17:05 - From: - Wayne Coffey

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WRIGHT, WHITEHEAD - Seeking info on Moses WRIGHT, Sr. and his wife Elizabeth WHITEHEAD. Moses died March 1830 in Amherst Co. They married Nov 1772 somewhere in VA. Is Moses the son of Benjamin and grandson of Francis WRIGHT? Would like to correspond with anyone having information on this early branch of the family.

Jan 10, 1997 - 17:24 - From: - Carolyn Ericson


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WRIGHT, MASSEY, WASHINGTON - Seeking info on Francis WRIGHT who died by 7 Sept 1767 in Amherst Co. VA and his wife Anne MASSEY who he married 7 Dec 1737 in St. Paul's Parish. Is he a son of Francis and Ann WASHINGTON WRIGHT?

Jan 10, 1997 - 17:26 - From: - Carolyn Ericson


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GOFF, REYNOLDS - Looking for any info on a Issac Goff b.2-11-1795 in Va. Married Polly Reynolds b.unknown.from Va.I was told that both the Goff and Reynolds family was in Amherst Co,Va. in the mid 1700.The names may have been spelled different I'm not sure.When they left Va they went to Ky.Any information will be of great help. They are my gggrandparents.Thank you in advance for your help. Linda (Goff my surname)

Jan 11, 1997 - 12:34 - From: - Linda Williams


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ANGLIN, AUSTIN, BURTON, HATCHER, LAMB, PINSON, QUALLS, STOVALL, SHARP - Hello, If I have already sent this letter, please excuse my duplication. I am researching the following surnames that are direct ancestors to myself. They all migrate back to VA and I would appreciate any information anyone would have on these lines. ANGLIN, AUSTIN, BURTON, HATCHER, LAMB, PINSON, QUALLS, STOVALL, SHARP, plus others listed. Charles SHARP, b. Dec, 25, 1777 in VA., (possibly Abingdon), married Matilda ANGLIN in VA on Aug. 20, 1807. Her father Adron (Phillip?) ANGLIN was b. 12-20-1742 on Slate River Area, Albermarle Co., VA. Adron married Elisabeth or Frances COX. Adron(Phillip?) was the son of Adrion ANGLIN and Mary THORNHILL. The senior Adrion was b. 1693 in France and died 4-25-1777 in Buckingham Co., VA. He married Mary THORNHILL in Albemarle Co., VA. David QUALLS b. 1740 in Colonies (Virginia) married Judith *Unk in 1755. David died in 1804 in Henry Co., VA. His son William QUALLS married Mary LAMB 1-12-1788 in Botetourt Co., VA. Archibald LAMB, b.Bedford Co., VA, married Elisabeth AUSTIN bef. 1800. He was the son of Henry LAMB. Robert AUSTIN, b. bef 1650 in Surry Co., VA, had a son John AUSTIN, born in Surry Co., VA. John died in Lunnenburg Co., VA. He married Hannah *Unk. and Hannah died bef Feb 1784 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. Their son John AUSTIN b. 9-14-1726 VA married Mary MAYBEE. John and Mary had a son Stephen b. 11-4-1755 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. Stephen AUSTIN married Dorcas PINSON in VA? Dorcas was the daughter of Aaron PINSON and Delilah STOVALL. Aaron PINSON b. bef July 1759, died April 1801 in Granville Co., NC. His father Aaron PINSON Sr. died in Lunenburg Co., VA. Aaron Sr. married Elisabeth RAMBO, daughter of Christopher RAMBO. Delilah STOVALL was the daughter of John STOVALL and Dorcas *Unk. She was b. in Goochland Co., VA. Her father John was b. 1700 in Henrico Co., VA. He was the son of Bartholomew STOVALL and Susannah BURTON. Susannah BURTON was the daughter of Thomas BURTON and Susannah HATCHER. Thomas died aft Jan. 1, 1684/85 in Bristol Parish, Henrico Co., VA. Susannah HATCHER was the daughter of William HATCHER and Mary *Unk. William died aft 1646 in Henrico Co., VA. Their descendants that consist of my line, migrated to Hardin Co., TN. I have much info. to share! Please reply to . Debbie Cossey Wasserburger Huntsville, AL

Jan 11, 1997 - 15:23 - From: - Debbie Cossey Wasserburger

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WHITE, STEWARD, WHITT, GOODWIN, MARCUMS, ELKINS, BRADLEY, SANSON - Looking for information regarding John WHITE, Sr. b 1758 who settled in Amherst Co., Va. He was reportedly married to Patience. He sailed to America aboard a ship called the Mayflower. I don't know what year he arrived. It is reported that he sailed with two brothers, names unknown, who were killed by indians sometime after their arrival. Patience and John had six children: John "Jack", Sr. b 1775 married Susanna MARCUMS in 1796; Benjamin b 1784 married Anna STEWARD; James b 1785 married Lucretta ELKINS in 1814; William b 1790 married Polly SANSON; Nancy married Robert WHITT (b 1755 in Amelia Co., Va) in 1792; and Thomas b 1787 married Agnes BRADLEY in 1822. John Sr. enlisted in the Revolutionary War 1778--81 under Col. McClellanis Regiment for the state of Conn. In 1780 he moved to Giles Co., Va and remained there until his death between 1840-1847. In 1792, John Sr. married Franley MILLS in Montgomery Co., Va. and possibly had children: Arthur and Archibald. Benjamin White married 7-10-787 in Amherst Co., to Nancy GOODWIN d/o Micjah and Elizabeth Burford Goodwin. I don't know if this Benjamin could have been related to John Sr. By the dates I doubt this was his son. Does anyone have information regarding this family. I would appreciate anything on this family. Thanks!

Jan 15, 1997 - 14:48 - From: - Gina Rose

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BARGER, WOODSON, RIPLEY - My 2nd Greatgrandmother was a Barger. Here is some info that I have on her: Martha A. BARGER (b. Jan 31, 1821, d. Apr 6, 1886, m. Aug 18, 1864) Husband: Samuel S. WOODSON (b. abt.1809 d.December 11, 1851 Botetourt Co, VA) (2nd husband to Martha A. Barger: John RIPLEY b. Unknown d. May 2, 1989 in Botetourt Co. VA. Parents of Martha A. Barger: George Barger b. Unknown d. Unknown Wife: Burlieny (Unknown last name) Samuel, Martha, are buried in Presbyterian Church yard in Botetourt Co. VA. near I-81. Church records were burned. Rumor is Samuel Woodson was from Amherst Co. VA before moving to Botetourt Co., VA. Searching for: BARGER, RIPLEY, WOODSON --Botetourt, Amherst, Rockbridge Co. Va.

Jan 15, 1997 - 23:41 - From: - David Woodson

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GILLUM - Archibald, listed in 1790 census for Amherst Co. My family can trace back to John Gillum, b. 1825 in VA. would like more info

Jan 17, 1997 - 04:59 - From: - Deborah

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CARTER - Looking for any information on Henry F Carter married to Mary Thompson, if any one knows anything about there children please let me know . It would be greatly appreciated

Jan 17, 1997 - 20:49 - From: - Greg Carter

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HACKWORTH - William, son of George, Sr. Sr. was alive in mid-1750's. In particular, George Washington Hackworth who married Melinda Debo.

Jan 21, 1997 - 18:05 - From: - Sharon Fakkema

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THOMPSON, BROWN - Searching for information on the THOMPSON family of Amherst, Virginia. Dr. William W. THOMPSON, b. 1809 in Virginia, md. Martha BROWN, 12-28-1842 in Amherst. Had children James Murray, William A., Rebecca, John, Rosa B., George B. Thomas, Susan, Martha B., Lucas P., and Sallie. James Murray THOMPSON fought in Civil War 2nd Vir Cav, Co. E, Amherst Mounted Rangers,attended medical school, later moved to Texas, settled in Dewitt Co, city of Cuero, was town doctor till death in 1912. My brother and I are the last heirs of James Murray Thompson. Was Dr. William W. THOMPSONs father a DR. John THOMPSON from Ireland? US census shows Dr. William W. THOMPSONs family in Amherst in 1850, 1860, and 1870. Dr. William W. THOMPSONwas a physician in Virginia for 56 years. Any help on the THOMPSON family in Amherst would be greatly appreciated, and am willing to trade my extensive info on Texas branch of this family.

Jan 22, 1997 - 21:16 - From: - Lance McInnis Thompson



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DINSMORE, BRIGHT, ALLEN - DINSMORE I am seeking any information on ancestors/descendents of JAMES DINSMORE of Amherst Co who died before 1799. Known children were JUDITH who married DAVID BRIGHT and SAMUEL who married ELIZABETH ALLEN. Was James' wife MARY? Was there another son THOMAS who married in 1790? When did James die? Were there other children? Any help would be greatly appreciated

Jan 22, 1997 - 21:28 - From: - Dolores Rajca


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WARREN, LUTTRELL - Families of Amherst County, Seeking passenger lists for John Warren family emmigrating to Virginia circa 1680. 1st gen. John married Rachael (unknown): 2nd gen. son William (1660 in old Rappa. County, married Elizabeth Witt); 3rd gen. son James Warren (Essex Co. 1700, died Amherst Co. 1769); 4th gen. son John Warren, 5th gen. son Benjamin Warren (circa 1760 , moved to Pulaski County, Ky---several Luttrell family descendants in KY). Write to

Jan 23, 1997 - 00:53 - From: - Jack L. Warren

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WOOD - I am looking for the parents of Charles Washington Wood. He is believed to have been a minister in Amherst Co., Va. between 1840 and 1860. May possibly be connected with the John Wood Family of this area.

Jan 26, 1997 - 11:32 - From: - Carolyn H. Brown

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McCLAIN - Desire info on RICHARD McCLAIN (d.c.1777 Amherst Co), HENRY McCLAIN SR. (d.c.1785 Amherst Co), HENRY McCLAIN JR. (1750-1843) and JAMES W. McCLAIN (c1755-1813) - all in Amherst Co c1762>. Am especially interested in THOMAS McCLAIN, son of HENRY SR., who was indentured in 1770. Any idea what became of him? Also, was HENRY McCLAIN SR. son or brother of RICHARD? Both JAMES W. and HENRY JR. named daughters EUPHIAS - apparently after UFIOUS McCLAIN who signed marriage license of JAMES W. in 1787. Was she JAMES' mother?

Jan 26, 1997 - 19:10 - From: - Don Marsh


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BAILEY, McCLAIN, SMITH - Desire info on SARAH BAILEY (who married JAMES W. McCLAIN in 1787 Amherst County, VA. She was daughter of PHILLIP and MARY (SMITH) BAILEY. Is anyone researching the BAILEY and SMITH families of Amherst County?

Jan 26, 1997 - 19:12 - From: - Don Marsh




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BURKS, LYON - I am looking for a marriage record for JOHN BURKS and ELIZABETH LYON sometime in the 1780 in Amhurst County ,VA. Can anyone help?

Jan 27, 1997 - 13:44 - From: - Linda Burks

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CLEMENTS - I seek info on CLEMENTS, John James, b. 1/3/1837, d. 11/19/1920, and who married Margaret Ann FELLOWS and who lived in Botetourt County, Virginia. I also seek info on CLEMENTS, William H., b. 1825 in Amherst County, Virginia.

Jan 28, 1997 - 09:01 - From: - Michael H. Cole


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WARREN, WHITTLE, COFFREY, RUCKER, LITTERAL - Goochland and Albermarle co. 1734---1759. James WARREN Sr. and descandants...Jams,Jr....John WARREN, Betty wife of Mathew WHITTLE, Sarah wife of James COFFREY, Eleanor wife of John RUCKER..and Grace WARREN...all of Albermarle Co..named as heirs in will......of James WARREN of Amherst Co., July 3, 1769. Email to Jack Warren, (

Feb 1, 1997 - 14:13 - From: - Jack Warren






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TINSLEY - TINSLEY, Anson, son of David, grandson of Edward, died in TN CA 1840, need date of death, and names of children. T. Tinsley,

Feb 6, 1997 - 11:22 - From: - Thomas David Tinsley


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GUE - I am looking for info on JOHN GUE who was believed to have enlisted in Amherst Co 6th & 10th Contiental Line. He married Margaret Peggy Whitten on 4-9-1782. Of particular interest are his children Balinda, Rosemary & John Jr. that I know of. Thank you!!

Feb 9, 1997 - 08:36 - From: - Julie Gue Smith

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MCCLAIN, HENDERSON, BAILEY - Am interested in all MCCLAIN, HENDERSON, and BAILEY families who lived in the Amherst and Nelson Cos. area from the Revolutionary War period through the early 1800's. Willing to exchange information.

Feb 9, 1997 - 12:53 - From: - Nancy Brower


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PROFITT, PROFFIT, PROFFITT, PROPHET - Profitt, Proffit, Proffitt or Prophet - We are researching and gathering info about the PROFFIT Family that resided in Goochland and Amherst Co. prior to 1740. Specifically Sylvester Prophet who arrived Goochland in 1716 and his sons David, John, James, and William. Any information will be greatly appreciated - and if necessary paid for.

Feb 9, 1997 - 15:38 - From: - Bernard G. "Reb" Proffit

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SHELTON, CAMPBELL - I am seeking information about the family of William Lee Shelton who moved to the Woodson area of Amhurst County around 1820. He married "cousin" Nannie Campbell at about that time. I would really like to know about her family, if anyone can help me. V. Carter at

Feb 9, 1997 - 18:47 - From: - CARTER Violet

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HAYS, LAWMAN - I am looking for the parents, and descendants of, for Margaret Ann LAWMAN b 1 Jan 1827 Amherst Co and married 14 Mar 1843 in Amherst Co to Henry J. HAYS b 2 May 1818 Albemarle Co. Father of Margaret thought to be Samuel LAWMAN b about 1892 PA. Appreciate any help and willing to share any information on the HAYS famlies of Albermarle, Amherst and Augusta Counties. Terris C. Howard 6535 Seaview NW #303B Seattle, WA 98117-6051

Feb 9, 1997 - 19:02 - From: - Terris C. Howard



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REDD - I am looking for any information about my great-grandmother, Lalah May Redd, from Prince Edward or Amherst Counties. She married Sterling Fletcher Watts of Wythe County in about 1892. I think her date of death was either 1906 or 1907. Can you help me? Thanks so much. Pam

Feb 13, 1997 - 12:47 - From: - Pam Ruffner

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HAYS, LAWMAN - I am trying to locate information on, and descendants of, the LAWMAN family. Margaret Ann LAWMAN b. 1 Jan 1827 Amherst Co m. 14 Mar 1843 Amherst Co to Henry J. HAYS b. 2 May 1818 Albemarle Co. Margaret LAWMAN's father thought to be Samuel LAWMAN b. c 1892 PA. Please contact: Terry ( Terris C. Howard, 6535 Seaview NW #303B, Seattle, WA 98117-6051.

Feb 13, 1997 - 12:55 - From: - Terris C. Howard

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VICTOR - Seeking information on OCTAVIUS VICTOR, born Lynchburg 1836 or 1837, married 10 July 1860 in Camden, Wilcox, AL to Amanda M. Armstrong. Killed 1 July 1862 at Battle of Malvern Hill, VA. Buried in Lynchburg.

Feb 16, 1997 - 12:55 - From: - Kathleen Haughton

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MORRISON - I am searching for ancestors and relatives of JOHN and SARA (ANKRIM) MORRISON. John was born about 1801 in VA. Sara was born about 1799 in OH. They were married April 15, Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH. They had at least 3 children: James A.- b. 1828; John- b. 1830; Thomas W. b. 1841

Feb 18, 1997 - 21:49 - From: - Bruce Morrison

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STEELE - I am searching for information on Augustine STEELE who died February 8, 1790 in Amherst Co, VA. Any information on this man or his family would be welcome.

Feb 22, 1997 - 01:10 - From: - R Wagner

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WARREN, WHITTLE, COFFREY, RUCKER, LITTERAL - Goochland and Albermarle co. 1734---1759. James WARREN Sr. and descandants...Jams, Jr....John WARREN, Betty wife of Mathew WHITTLE, Sarah wife of James COFFREY, Eleanor wife of John RUCKER..and Grace WARREN...all of Albermarle Co..named as heirs in will......of James WARREN of Amherst Co., July 3, 1769. Email to Jack Warren, (

Feb 22, 1997 - 23:44 - From: - Jack Warren




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CARTWRIGHT - Seek information on WILLIAM L. CARTWRIGHT born circa 1740 Amherst Co died circa 1828 TN? who married REBECCA born VA? 1753 died TN? 1844. One known child was JOSHUA born 1775 died 1840 who married ELIZABETH born 1776. William was, according to family lore, related to the minister, PETER CARTWRIGHT. Is this true? Who were William and Rebecca's parents/other children. Exactly when and where were they born? Did they die? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Feb 24, 1997 - 21:44 - From: - Dolores Rajca

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SMALL, HENDERSON, MCNEELY, RUTLEDGE, ARMSTRONG - Looking for others interested in the Small Family, William Small married Mary Henderson c. 1740-70 in Amherst Co., they had four known sons, William, James, John, Henry. John married Nancy McNeely 3-1-1802 in Logan Co., Ky. Williams' wife Mary Henderson was d/o John Henderson and Margaret Campbell and they had a large family. John Small and wife Nancy's parents were George McNeely and Sarah Rutledge. Sarah Rutledge was the d/o Edward and Sarah Armstrong Rutledge.

Feb 28, 1997 - 12:46 - From: - James D. Small

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ROBINSON, HILL, HUTCHESON, PLUNKETT - I am seeking information on Robert Robinson who married Nancy Hill, in Amherst Cty, VA. Robert is beleived to be the son or grandson of the John Robinson who was the speaker of the House of Burgesses/House of Lords. I have info to share on the Hill, Hutcheson,Plunkett lines.

Feb 28, 1997 - 14:46 - From: - PM Johnston

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WARE, THOMPSON, VEALE - I am researching the Ware Family. Nicholas Ware married to Mary Thompson. They had boys James Ware B. 19 Nov 1745, Married Mary Veale, born 19 Oct 1760 daughter of Carnaby Veale. Their son was James Ware II born 9 Dec 1779 All of Amherst Co. James Sr. Had two brothers Edward and William Alexander. All three were officers in Rev. War and were at surrender of Cornwallis. All three brothers took land grants to Georgia. Help is appreciated, David Cates.

Mar 4, 1997 - 16:20 - From: - David Cates


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TINSLEY, DAWSON - Edward M Tinsley b. 1782 in Amherst Co, d.Jul1859, m. Sarah Jane Dawson 6Aug1811 in Amherst Co. need info on their children: Judith, Robert, Chapman, Lucy, Frances,Virginia and Edward M Tinsley Jr.

Mar 6, 1997 - 20:06 - From: - Joe Downing


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GUE - Please help!! Need info on James H. GUE born 1838 in Amherst Co. who were his parents and did he have any siblings??Anything will help me.

Mar 7, 1997 - 21:04 - From: - Julie Gue Smith

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COFFEY, CLEMENTS - Information on G Grandfather

Mar 10, 1997 - 08:13 - From: - Don Coffey


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GOUGH - Conducting research on Thomas Stapleton Gough who disappeared after Civil War. His son Thomas S. Gough, Jr. born in Peddler's Mills, VA 10 January 1852. Ama Beck is the mother.

Mar 10, 1997 - 11:19 - From: - Bill Green

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DINSMORE - Desire any information on JAMES DINSMORE died before 1789 Amherst Co. Was he the father of SAMUEL DINSMORE born 1764 Amherst Co? Who were his wife/children/parents. I have a small amount of material on Samuel. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Mar 10, 1997 - 22:08 - From: - Dolores Rajca

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HIGGINBOTHAM - I am trying to get some information on Burrough Higginbotham R. S. born in Amherst VA around 1750. Later moved to Nassau Co. Fl

Mar 13, 1997 - 01:45 - From: - Brenda Romney

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REED - Seeking information on Sanders Alexander Reed (Reid), b. 9/9/1756, d. 12/2/1847, married (1769?) to Anne Dalton, offspring William S. (b. ~ 1790), Nancy and Julianne ( m. Wm Hatfield in 1813 in Rockingham Co.). Married in 1803 to second wife Elizabeth Crosby, daughter of George Crosby. Offspring Anne and John. Moved to Estill Co., KY about 1803, later to Lawrence Co., IN. Seeking to determine if these relationships are correct and also to determine if father and grandfather of Sanders are Alexander Reid and John Reid of Amherst Co.

Mar 13, 1997 - 22:53 - From: - Herb Reed

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WRIGHT, CASH - Would like any information on ELLIS WRIGHT Born 1809/1810 in Amherst Co.died 07/31/1896in Rockbridge co. Married JANE CASH 12/22/1836 in Rockbridge co.

Mar 17, 1997 - 13:48 - From: - Joe Wright


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SHANNON - I am interested in Shannons from the area

Mar 20, 1997 - 21:21 - From: - Frankie Shannon

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TINSLEY - Looking for information on old settlement/cemetary called "Wilderness"(Pedlar Mills area) and ANY information on Tinsley family. Specifically searching for date of death and location for Wm Wyatt and Elisabeth Tinsley nee Harrison.

Mar 21, 1997 - 14:17 - From: - Sabrina Holmes

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DEMASTERS, MORAN - I'm looking for parents or any information on John Demasters and his wife Martha Moran: John Demasters VA Continental Line, Revolutionary War b: 14 Oct 1754 in Amherst Co, VA d: Mar 1831 in Nelson Co, VA +Martha Patsy Moran b: 17 Jul 1760 in VA m: 29 Jul 1779 in Augusta Co, VA d: 1850 in Nelson Co, VA

Mar 21, 1997 - 16:12 - From: - Charles Demastus

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MCANNELLY - Looking for anyone with information on a John MCANNELLY who lived in Amherst County in 1783. This family moved to KY by 1810 from what I can tell.

Mar 23, 1997 - 08:17 - From: - Chris Summers

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WARE, VEAL, THURMOND, TUCKER, POWELL - I am interested in corresponding with descendants of Edwar WARE and Lettice POWELL, Carnaby VEAL, and Philip TURMOND and Judith TUCKER. My great great great great grandparents, James WARE and Lettice WARE were both born 1779 and 1783, respectively, in Amherst Co., VA. Their fathers, James and Edward WARE were sons of Edward WARE and Lettice POWELL who came from Caroline Co., VA. Edward and Lettice also had; William WARE, John WARE, Elizabeth WARE, Anne WARE and Sarah Ware. Often times these children were known as POWELLS due to the fact that their parents were not married until later. Edward WARE, father of James and Edward, was a son of Nicholas WARE who died in the 1740s in Caroline Co., VA. His mother may have been a GRESHAM or a GARROTT. Lettice POWELL was very likely daughter of Thomas POWELL and Mary PLACE. James WARE, son of Edward and Lettice, married Mary VEAL, daughter of Carnaby VEAL, and his brother, Edward WARE, married Sarah THURMOND, daughter of Philip THURMOND and Judith TUCKER. Who were Judith's parents? Who was Mary VEAL WARE's mother? Would like to correspond with anyone having information on these families. All information is documented and it is advised when researching the WARE family to ignore much of the data in the book by William M. WILDER.

Mar 24, 1997 - 14:59 - From: - John H. Smallwood, Jr.


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BROCKMAN, SMITH, EMBREE - I am interested in corresponding with descendants or people with information on the BROCKMAN and SMITH families of Amherst County. My great great great grandmother, Elizabeth BROCKMAN WRIGHT, was born in Amherst County in 1787, daughter of John BROCKMAND and Elizabeth SMITH. John BROCKMAN died early and his son, Elijah, was made guardian of Elizabeth and his other minor heirs. Elijah removed to Franklin Co., VA where Elizabeth married Hiram WRIGHT in 1809. Elizabeth SMITH BROCKMAN later married W. W. EMBREE and removed to Kentucky. According to published information, Elizabeth SMITH BROCKMAN was a daughter of Thomas SMITH and his wife, Elizabeth. Was she an EMBREE?? John BROCKMAN was born in Orange Co., VA to William BROCKMAN. Who was his mother? Was she also an Elizabeth EMBREE? Any help appreciated. I have seen the BROCKMAN SCRAPBOOK and that series and have found many, many errors. Also, the generations are not correct in that book.

Mar 24, 1997 - 15:12 - From: - John H. Smallwood, Jr.

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JONES, BEASLEY/BEAZLEY, MILLS - I am interested in corresponding with descendants of or persons with information on the JONES, BEASLEY/BEAZLEY and MILLS families. My ancestor, Russell JONES, married Anne BEASLEY/BEAZLEY in the 1770s. Who was his father? Anne was dau of James BEASLEY/BEAZLEY and Anne ELizabeth MILLS. Who were James and Elizabeth Anne's parents? Was James a son of John BEASLEY???? ANy information appreciated.

Mar 24, 1997 - 15:18 - From: - John H. Smallwood, Jr.

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HENSON, EVANS - I am seeking information on ancestors and descendants of Joseph HENSON and his wife Jemima (Jemimah) EVANS, my ggg-grandparents. Joseph and Jemima sold 300 acres both sides Lovelady Creek, Amherst County, to Elisha EVANS (possibly her father) in July 1804 and 410 acres in 3 tracts Lovelady Creek to Chas. P. Taliaferro in April 1807. Joseph provided surety in the marriage of his brother Murray to Elizabeth Roberts in 1797.

Mar 30, 1997 - 08:48 - From: - Larry R. Henson

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PERKINS, MOORE - Seeking information on Richard PERKINS, born 1756, married to Elizabeth MOORE on November 12, 1779 in Amherst Co, Virginia. Thank you!

Apr 1, 1997 - 17:17 - From: - Key Gresham-Blab

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KAYS/KEYS - I am looking for a George Keys or George Kays that moved to Kentucky around 1780. He married Mary Huffman. Her father was Frederick Huffman and her mother was Mary Huffman.

Apr 2, 1997 - 19:40 - From: - Chuck Kays

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GATEWOOD - Seeking info on GATEWOOD slaves. Amhurst co. VA. Possibly owned by William Gatewood (b)abt 1720-(d)1785 Strong possibility that slaves were also owned by family members of William.

Apr 3, 1997 - 02:07 - From: - Dawn Gatewood Daniels


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BOWLING, GILLESPIE - Would like to find the parents of Gabriel BOWLING b 1788, d 1864 who married Catherine S. LAVSUDER on 15 OCt 1815 in Franklin County, VA. Their children were: John W., Sarah, Mary, Henry T., Nancy, William and Gabriel P. BOWLING, b 10 OCT 1823 and died 30 JAN 1885 and is buried in Patrick Memorial Gardens in Patrick County, who married Alaminta ADAMS on 17 NOV 1849. I am trying to confirm or refute that Gabriel is the brother of Marvel BOWLING and one of the sons of James BOWLING Sr. of Patrick County. James may have been born in St. Mary's County, MD, but was married in Amherst County, VA to Litty Moore GILLESPIE.

Apr 4, 1997 - 08:47 - From: - Carol R. Schutt

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LAWHORN, BROWN - I am searching for info. Re. Sarah LAWHORN, born c. 1809-10, who married Callaway BROWN in 1833 in Botetourt County. Sarah probably lived in Amherst County. I believe this was Sarah's 2nd marriage, i.e. - Sarah ??? married ??? Lawhorn between 1825 and 1830. Her son Noah Lawhorn was born around 1829. Do you have any connections here?

Apr 8, 1997 - 13:38 - From: - Tracy J. Brown

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WARE, BURFORD, RUCKER, GOFF - John Ware b.Dec.12,1736 Amherst Co. d.1840.Father of Anderson Ware b.June 6, 1790. Looking for wife of John, mother of Anderson. Anderson's wife, Cynthia Headly Burford Ware b.Nov.11,1792. Father Philip Burford m. Margaret McDaniel Rucker Burford, April 4, 1791.Who was mother of Philip Burford? Parents of Margaret McDaniel, George McDaniel and Margaret Goff McDaniel. Who were parents of Margaret Goff?

Apr 8, 1997 - 21:57 - From: - Mrs. Gerri Nordell


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GATEWOOD - Seeking names of slaves belonging to the following GATEWOOD family mem. LARKIN (5)-AMBROSE(1)-RICHARD(4)- WILLIAM JR (1) # of slaves found listed in 1783 census for Amherst Co.

Apr 11, 1997 - 03:13 - From: - Dawn Gatewood Daniels

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SMOOT - I would like to know the name and birth/death dates of the father of Benjamin Watson Smoot, who died in Amherst County in the 1890's.

Apr 12, 1997 - 21:58 - From: - Raymond D. Smoot, Jr.

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RUBY - I am interested in any information about Serena Jane Ruby, born 2/27/1796 in Amherst County (actually listed as Nelson Co., though that wasn't formed until 1807. She was married on 3/1/1796 to Valentin Baysinger from Rockingham Co. Am particularly interested in any Native American roots for Ruby (or Baysinger).

Apr 15, 1997 - 13:36 - From: - Jennifer Dilley


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RUBY, BAYSINGER - Information on Serena Jane Ruby (born 2/27/1796 in Nelson, then Amherst Co.). Married to Valentin Baysinger (born 3/1/1796 in Rockingham Co.)on 5/12/1814. Need information on any Native American blood for either family.

Apr 17, 1997 - 09:31 - From: - Jennifer Dilley

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