Queries (1998)

The following queries are not yet included in the Index. However, you should be able to use your Internet Browser's "FIND" feature (generally found under the word "Edit" on your tool menu above) to locate a SURNAME quickly.


CRAWFORD, MAXWELL - I have just received information regarding Charles CRAWFORD, b. 23 Dec. 1738 in Amherst Co., son of David Crawford and Ann Anderson; married to Jane Maxwell; died 22 Oct. 1813. I don't know if he connects to my Crawfords. Would appreciated any information on this family, including descendent information.

Jan 1, 1998 - 09:05 - From: - Patsy Michaud


MCCOY, TIREY/TIRA - Searching for Marriage record of James S. MCCOY and Lucy Jane TIREY/TIARA on 17 June 1845. Also would like info on either family, names of parents, siblings, etc.

Jan 1, 1998 - 13:21 - From: - Laura M. McCoy


COFFEY, GILES - Looking for the children of William and Betsey GILES COFFEY. William and Betsey were m. 18 Apr 1800 in Amherst Co. Thanks!!!

Jan 3, 1998 - 10:34 - From: - Wayne Coffey


DUFF, MARTIN - I believe Daniel Dillard Duff's parents are Jeremiah and Eliza Duff but can't verify it. Can someone help me. If so who are their parents? Daniels wife has been listed as both Annie Jane Hall and Nancy Ann Hall. I have him married to Annie Jane in 1899 but their daughter says her name was Nancy Ann. Does anyone know? Mark Tyree

Jan 4, 1998 - 21:59 - From: - Mark & Robin Tyree


HALL - Does any one know about Moses HALL?

Jan 4, 1998 - 22:00 - From: - Mark & Robin Tyree


NOE - Looking for information about the Noe family which lived in Amherst County prior to 1770. Peter Noe, John Noe, and especially Samuel Noe. Later moved to Henry County, and took the 1776 oath of allegiance in Henry County.

Jan 6, 1998 - 20:41 - From: - Charles M. Starks


COOPER, POWELL - Researching PINN, COOPER, HARRIS, EVANS, HARTLESS, POWELL, BEVERLY and REDCROSS families of early Amherst County. Philip Cooper died and left a William and John Powell as Guardians over his daughters estate. The youngest daughter was Jane Cooper who married Benjamin Powell about 1783. He was her first husband and her second husband was James Pinn, they are my ancestors. The Pinn's intermarried with Evans, Redcrosses and Hartless as well as the Coopers. They were some of the families mentioned in the book "Indian Island", by Dr. Houck. The information I am seeking is on Jane Coopers family who were documented about 1774 on. Philip left a will and if anyone can go to Amherst County courthouse and look this up for me, or better yet send me a copy I would appreciate it. I would also like a copy of the guardian bond for Jane Cooper and her sisters (1783)and if possible a copy of her marriage license with Benjamin Powell. I would like to know if there were any children from the marriage. Also, if there is any other genealogical information that pertains to my family members. Thanks to all. Anita

Jan 8, 1998 - 00:18 - From: - Anita L. Wills


BROOKS - BROOKS, Bailey, Sr., b. 1773 in Amherst Co. and d. 1 Nov 1843 in Nashville, TN. He marr Charity DAVID ca 1795. Was his father Wm. Brooks and his mother Mary ???. Who were his siblings and children? (reposted with new email address)

Jan 8, 1998 - 17:13 - From: - Richard Brooks


KIDD, MILTON - I am researching John Kidd (1771-1862) married to Lucy MILTON they were married on May 02,1792 in Amherst,VA. They had a son named Elisha (1808-1890). Any information is appreciated.

Jan 9, 1998 - 00:01 - From: - Mischelle Harpster


BOWLING/BOLLING - BOWLING/BOLLING, Thomas H. was the son of John and Sarah Bolling. Thomas was born ca 1798 and died Occt. 15, 1860 in Nelson Co. He married Rhoda Campbell, daughter of John and Frances (Wright) Campbell of Amherst Co. I am looking for the parents of John Bolling, his father. I believe he may have been son of Archibald Bolling, a decendant of Pochantas.

Jan 9, 1998 - 14:21 - From: - Shirley Craft


BURTON/BURTON, CHAMBERS, GILBERT - I am loking for info. on Richard Gilbert who moved from Amherst Co., VA. to Wilkes Co., GA. in the late 1700`s. I believe Richard was born in England. He was a relative (poss. brother) of Thomas Gilbert. Thomas was a surveyor and moved to Wilkes Co. at the same time as Richard.

Jan 10, 1998 - 19:49 - From: - Ed Russell


MITCHELL, WORLEY - I am researching my husbands ancestors. Just recently I was able to obtain a death certificate on ANNA AMERICUS MITCHELL born about 1839 in Amherst Co., Va. She was married to a PETER WORLEY and both are buried in Lynchburg, Va. On her death certificate it states her fathers name as RICH MITCHELL born abt 1797 mother unknown. Does anyone have any info on this family. Would appreciate any info you may be able to give me. Thanks, kathie

Jan 11, 1998 - 23:05 - From: - Catherine Trent


BANKS - Hello! My name is Walker Burrell Banks, Jr. (African American). I currently live in Illinois,but was born & raised in Clifton Forge,Va. My dad's family were from Amherst, Va. My grandpa(Burrell Banks)& grandma(Annie) were landowners in Amerst. Grandma was a Robinson prior to becoming a Banks. They had 12 children (Walker-Merle Richard-Elsie-Hattie-Gladys & others. Most family mem- bers moved to Washington, D.C., New York & surrounding cities. Any infor., books, addresses, pictures would be extremely helpful. Thank You!!!

Jan 12, 1998 - 09:46 - From: - Walker Burrell Banks, Jr.


CAMDEN - I am looking for information on Greenville C. Camden. Born ~1827 Married to Charity Jane Tolar on December 18, 1850. Enrolled in active service on 15 Aug ‘61 at Millner’s Store in Amherst by Capt. William A. Higginbotham Mustered into service on 24 Sep ‘61 at Staunton by Maj. Harmon, as 1LT, Capt William A. Higginbotham’s Co. (Amhurst Johnson Guard) Listed on Company Muster rolls 31 Dec ‘61 as 1LT, Co I, 58th Virginia Regiment for Nov-Dec ‘61 28 Feb ‘62 as 1LT, Co I, 58th Virginia Regiment for Jan-Feb ‘62 not dated as Capt., Co F, 58th Virginia Regiment for Feb-Aug ‘62 Elected as Capt. on 1 May ‘62 Listed in Confederate Archives as died on 18 July ‘62

Jan 13, 1998 - 10:19 - From: - Richard S. Camden


STEPHENS, HOWARD, BURNETT - My ancestor Phillip Stephens married Mrs. Mary Howard Burnett Aug. 8, 1780 in Amherst Co., Va. Does anyone have information on Phillip and/or Mary? Thanks.

Jan 15, 1998 - 20:44 - From: - Betty Cason


BAILEY - Seeking parents and siblings of William Bailey, born 24 Dec 1756, Albemarle Co.(?). Lived in Campbell and Am- herst Co. from ? until 1816 when he moved to Smith Co., TN with son Wyatt Bailey and daughter-in-law Dolly Tinsley Bailey. Other children of William Bailey were Lucinda, Susannah, Jonathan, and Sarah. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Jan 16, 1998 - 22:11 - From: - Nancy Maxwell


WILLOUGHBY - Hi! I am looking for information on the parents and siblings of William Willoughby, who was born in Amherst Co. 1759. Also any information on James Willoughby who I suspect was the same Family. The two served in the same unit during thr revolution. Are there any local sources that would make it worthwhile to Visit Amherst Co.?

Jan 17, 1998 - 08:26 - From: - Larry P. Willoughby


CHILDERS/CHILDRESS, SANDIDGE - Searching for info on JESSE CHILDERS or CHILDRESS who married ANNE SANDIDGE in Amerhest Co. VA on Oct 13, 1792

Jan 17, 1998 - 17:27 - From: - Virginia Gillespie


TERRY, RAINE - I am looking for Thomas Randolph Terry who married Valerius and had a daughter Camilla Ann Terry who married George W. Dawson 1842 in Amherst, Va. Also George William Augustus Raine who married Elizabeth Dozwell Goodwin (Goodwyn) in Cedar Hill, Amherst, Va. 7 Sept 1845. Would appreviate any information on any of these three families.

Jan 21, 1998 - 19:42 - From: - Barbara Wells


WORTHAM, COX, DAWSON - WORTHAM, COX, DAWSON I am searching for information on James E. Wortham b.@1857, Samuel P. Wortham b.@1859, Charles D. Wortham b.@1862 and Robert B. Wortham b.@1863. They were all sons of Samuel Ragland WORTHAM and Mary Jane COX. All these sons were born in Amherst County. Also looking for info on Leighton D. Wortham b.@1868 and Thomas T. Wortham b.@1871. They were sons of Samuel Ragland WORTHAM and his second wife, Mary Susan DAWSON. Both boys were likewise born in Amherst County. I am reasearching the Wortham surname in Virginia. Have much info; willing to share. Tom Wortham Madisonville, KY

Jan 21, 1998 - 21:43 - From: - Tom Wortham


SANDS - Looking for information reagrding Nancy Sands b 03 Dec 1793 Amherst Co, VA. Who were her parents. She married Hugh Tygett/Taggart 24 Jun 1811 in Amherst Co, VA. They had 10 poss 11 children. Between 1823-28 they moved to TN and then on to ILL. I would like to find out any thing on Hugh or Nancy and their families. I would be happy to trade any information I have on these families.

Jan 22, 1998 - 14:28 - From: - Jeana Gallagher


COOLEY, JORDAN - Jacob COOLEY & wife Sarah JORDAN moved from Cumberland Co. to Amherst Co. and purcharsed land 1775. I am looking for any COOLEY & JORDAN info: hoping to locate the parents of these my 5th great garndparents. Thank you. Donna

Jan 22, 1998 - 23:46 - From: - Donna F. Bowen


BAILEY, LIVELY - Seeking information on Mark LIVELY and Elizabeth(Betsey) BAILEY. I believe they were married in Albemarle County, VA on Oct. 26, 1802. Mark LIVELY was a land owner in Amherst County, VA from 1792 to 1799. Elizabeth BAILEY was his second wife. Mark LIVELY died in Nelson County, VA in 1813.

Jan 23, 1998 - 20:12 - From: - Patrick Murphy


**DAVIS, ADKINS - NOTE: OLD POST - PLEASE UPDATE e-mail address to DAVIS, ATKINS - Searching for any details concerning Nathanial DAVIS (parents possibly Robert DAVIS & Elizabeth ATKINS) who d 1 Jan 1779 leaving Will in Amherst Co., VA [WB 2:83, l0 May l778/1 Nov 1779]. Nathanial DAVIS m Elizabeth ATKINS. Their Ch were (1) Charles, (2) Robert, (3) Isham, (4) James, (5) Nathaniel, Jr., (6) Elizabeth, (7) Sarah, (8) Theodosha, (9) Matilda & (10) Nancy Davis. There are lots of Nathaniels & Roberts in this family and I'm having trouble untangling everyone. Will greatfully appreciate any help. Thanks Jun 5, 1997 - 12:33 - From: - Carole Ruff, 3001 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA NOTE NEW e-mail address is

Jan 25, 1998 - 20:48 - From: - Carole Ruff


LOGAN - Alexander (Elix) LOGAN was born in Ireland, came to the US and settled in Richmond, VA prior to the American Revolution. He was the only son among several daughters. We donot know the name of his wife. He had a son John Malone LOGAN, b. 1767 who married Elizabeth LOGAN, (no relation) The move west and settled in Missouri. Any information on this family would be appreciated.

Jan 26, 1998 - 18:32 - From: - Mike Weber


TAYLOR - Need info of Richeson TAYLOR who married Isabella --?--. he was a Tailor by trade. His wife and children are listed as mullatto's in the census. His son Richard married Mary --?--, she is also listed as a mullatto and so are their children. Family tradition says this family was Indian (Monacan?) Richard and family removed to Jackson county, Ohio. Any info on this family would be appreciated. Dan Johnson - 198 Twp Rd 321, Ironton, OH 45638

Jan 27, 1998 - 09:44 - From: - Dan Johnson


MCDOWELL - Am looking for any information on Mary Ann CASH who married Caleb HIGGINBOTHAM in Amherst Co., Virginia about 1775. Thanks

Jan 28, 1998 - 11:46 - From: - BobbiKae


GILES - I am interested in the family of William Giles. He is my husband's ggg-grandfather. They have been told that he was the governor of Virginia. I have several generations back, but don't know if William Branch Giles is the one that is next on the list. Does anyone have a list of his children, or know where I might buy a biography of him/ Thank you, Linda Giles

Jan 30, 1998 - 17:58 - From: - Linda Giles


CAMDEN - I have been searching for Jacob CAMDEN. He was born in Virginia about 1826. He moved to Lincoln Co., Ky. by 1853 and married Minerva MINTON. He does not appear in any of the Kentucky Census records in 1850. In the Lincoln Co. census he shows up as a 34 yr. old miller with wife Minerva. In their household they have a "g. 13"...this child would have been born in 1847 and this marraige was 1853...is this child from a previous marriage or is it a younger sibling that he brought with him?? By 1869 Minerva is remarried to Albert Lanham, so Jacob must have died. I have searched cemetery books but I can't find him there either. Any information would be appreciated!

Feb 1, 1998 - 11:57 - From: - Phyllis Peterson


ALLEN, TRIBBLE - Researching John Allen b. 6/24/1752 near Allentown Pa. d. 8/10/1829 Amherst County Va. Married Marth Tribble on 5/8/1782. d. 11/02/1829 in Amherst County Va.

Feb 1, 1998 - 12:19 - From: - Bobby Allen


GARLAND - Thomas Garland- I am seeking info on him- In the 1783 tax rolls he is listed with 6 whites, no blacks; in 1785, 4 whites, no blacks. His daughter, Nancy Garland married Higgason Harris 16 Dec 1800, in Madison Co., KY.

Feb 1, 1998 - 18:14 - From: - Chet OGAN


GILLENWATERS/GILLENWATER/GILINWATER/GILLINGWATERS - Like everyone else I'm looking for family or information about family in the Amherst region. Thomas (Gilinwater) m. Elizabeth MATCUM 12 Nov. 1721, Church of Christ, Middlesex, VA. Varient spellings found include GILLINGWATER. I'm sorta new at this jig saw puzzle and would appreciate any and all help and encouragement.

Feb 7, 1998 - 02:32 - From: - JudyAnn


PAGE, HENDRICK - James Francis PAGE born 1838 in Amherst Co., died June 2, 1927 in Salem, married Amanda HENDRICK Apr 16, 1867 in Amherst Co. She died Nov 18, 1901 in Salem. They had eight children: Olivia, Edward, Wilbur, Luther, Maude, Willis, Charles, Mary. I need his parents and any other information about either family.

Feb 7, 1998 - 15:34 - From: - Donna Howell


PAGE, HENDRICK/HENDRIX/HENDRICKS - James Francis PAGE born 1838 in Amherst Co., died June 2, 1927 in Salem, married Amanda HENDRICK Apr 16, 1867 in Amherst Co. She died Nov 18, 1901 in Salem. They had eight children: Olivia, Edward, Wilbur, Luther, Maude, Willis, Charles, Mary. I need his parents and any other information about either family.

Feb 7, 1998 - 15:35 - From: - Donna Howell


GOOLSBY, MARR - I am looking for information on John Marr, who died in 1802, and John Goolsby, who left Amherst Co. for Georgia c. 1785. I have the census and public marriage records published up until recently. I would especially like to find any information about their immegration from Scotland and any family connection there.

Feb 7, 1998 - 20:28 - From: - Mahlon Marr


THOMAS - Seeking info on Cornelius THOMAS of AmherstCo. Wills & Adm Bk 1 gives his will pro. 2 Oct 1775, ex bond rec same date, inv & appr rec 5 Feb 1776 and rep of div of estate 3 Feb 1777. He was Rev War public service claimant. Info on birth, death, marriage, family etc. much appreciated. TIA. Lucy Brown

Feb 8, 1998 - 13:59 - From: - Lucy BROWN


WEBB, GUILLIAMS, GOFF - Families in about 1768 in Amherst Co., VA. I am trying to ascertain the father of my John Webb who married Ursula ______ about 1755. County unknown, but may have been Albemarle Co., VA.

Feb 8, 1998 - 20:23 - From: - Pat White


MASSIE, McGINNIS, ANDERSON - I'm looking for information on my wife's great-grandmother, Alice Pauline Massie (b.Aug., 1862), who married Charles H. McGinnis (b.Nov.26,1858 in Amherst Co.) on Jan.28, 1885. They had two children, Nellie Murrell and Hiram, but Charles may have died soon thereafter. Alice remarried Richard M. Anderson of Nelson Co. in 1893. Thanks!

Feb 10, 1998 - 23:06 - From: - Chuck Greene


DUNCAN, TOLER - I am looking for information on a Mary Charity DUNCAN born 12 Dec 1830 in Amherst Co VA...her parents were John I DUNCAN and Margaret Gray TOLER... This is all the information I have on this particular family...would appreciate anything even suggestions of where else I can look.

Feb 11, 1998 - 10:46 - From: - Cheryl


DODD - I am searching for the parents of William C (E?) Dodd. Information I have indicate he was born in Amherst Co. VA in Aug. 1817. There were DODDS in the Pedlar Mill Section of Amherst Co. at this time. I suppect his family moved to Monroe Co. Va. (WV). He married Melinda Skaggs in Monroe Co. Va. on 2 June 1840. He moved to Roane Co. WV shortly after the Civil War. His son William Remley Dodd was my g,g.grandfather. William Remley Dodd's first wife was Caroline Paxton, daughter of Abner Jehu Paxton and Hester Elmore Paxton of Botetourt Co.,VA. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Charles A. Butler

Feb 11, 1998 - 21:33 - From: - Charles A. Butler, Sr.


WILLIAMSON - Would appreciate any information on Ludy Williamson or his son Beverly Adam Williamson (born Amherst County, VA late 1700's-early 1800's). Family moved to Rutherford County, Tennessee around 1811(?).

Feb 13, 1998 - 14:16 - From: - L. P. Carney


KING, VESSER, PUCKETT - KING, VESSOR and PUCKETT families traveled by wagonfrom Amherst County Virginia to Estill County Kentucky in late 1790's. I would like to connect and share information.

Feb 15, 1998 - 02:39 - From: - Aleita Huguenin


RAY/WRAY - I am looking for more information regarding Moses and William RAY/WRAY. I believe that William is the father of my g/g/g/grandfather John "Jehu" RAY. I also believe that William is the son of Moses RAY. I know that William died in Franklin County, Ga on April 6, 1832. I also know that he married Martha "Pattey" Wilson on March 31, 1804 in Oglethorpe Co, Ga. A Moses RAY married Polly Wilson that same year on January 6, 1804. Any help would be appreciated. Joan Duvall

Feb 15, 1998 - 16:26 - From: - Joan Duvall


LAVINDER/LAVENDER - LAVINDER/LAVENDER of Amherst County. WILLIAM H. AND SALLIE BURLEY LAVENDER married in Amherst in 1858. Looking for info on his parents, possibly WILLIAM H. AND SARAH A. LAVENDER. Her parents were URIAH AND TEACY ANN BURLEY from Amherst, also.

Feb 18, 1998 - 17:08 - From: - Lynlee Lambeth Long


GILBERT - I am looking for any information on Charles A. Gilbert, born Jan. 12, 1830 in Amherst Co. and his wife Elizabeth A.V. Templin.

Feb 21, 1998 - 10:49 - From: - Charles E. Ackerman


SCHRADER/SHRADER, SWADER, DEVASHIER - Daniel & Henry Schrader lived in Amherst Co., VA 1810 prior to coming to TN where they both died prior to 1850. Where did the Schraders migrate from to Amherst Co., VA?

Feb 22, 1998 - 17:54 - From: - Wanda Muncey Gant


HILL, WILLS - John HILL of Amherst Co., was the father of Ezekiel HILL, d. between 1816 and 1824. Ezekiel was married to Mary (Polly) E. WILLS, 12 Jan. 1790, and had the following children: Nancy (WILLIAMSON), John L., James W., Thomas J. (b.1805), Jefferson L. (b.1808), and Clifton G. (b.1813). I need info on Ezekiel HILL and his father, John HILL.

Feb 25, 1998 - 12:46 - From: - Alex Sanchez


DAY - Looking for information on the Day family of Amherst County; specifically, Daniel, Solomon, Ezekiel, William, John, Polly Day Hill, and Sally Day Carter. All were siblings, born about 1770 and deceased before 1860. Any information you can share will be greatly appreciated.

Feb 28, 1998 - 13:00 - From: - James King


TAYLOR - Monacan Indians: Looking for info on Richeson TAYLOR who married Isabella --?--. Isabella was supposed to be an Indian (Monacan?). Richeson worked as a Tailor in Amherst Co. and died sometime after 1860. Isabella died between 1850-60. Their son Richard went to Jackson Co., OH during the 1850's and from their to Missouri. Richard married Mary --?-- who also appears to have been an Indian. They had a son Palentine (not listed in 1850 census for some reason) and he is my great-great-grandfather. Any Info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

Mar 1, 1998 - 18:40 - From: - Dan Johnson


CLARKE - WILLIAM CRAWFORD CLARKE He died abt 1821 in Amherst Co. His will was administered by three of his four known sons, Goerge, Henry, & James. About 1822 they sold the Plantation and bought a quarter section of Ohio Woodlands and then began a four year trek to Union Co. Ohio! John, George, Henry, & James along with their sister Sarah's family entered their emense properties in 1826. Wm Tonguet, Sarah's husband died on the wagon trail, and left her a widow with eight children. Tom Watson Union Co. Ohio.

Mar 3, 1998 - 13:31 - From: - Tom Watson


MORRIS - I am looking for information on Charles MORRIS m. Theadosia Fitzgerald b. 1880-1900. Lived on family farm, an apple orchard named "Roselyn" in the Piney River area of Amhurst Co. I was mistakenly told this was in Rockbridge Co and was researching the wrong Co. Thank you, Winnie Minson

Mar 3, 1998 - 19:19 - From: - Winnie Minson


ROBERTSON - ROBERTSON, David. Born in Augusta Co., Va. 1730, married 1)Jane HOWESin 1750,. David grew up in Augusta Co., but lived in Albermarle Co. and Amherst Co. during his first marriage. In 1762 he may have enlisted in the Virginia Militai that was encamped in these counties; his rank when the militia disbanded was that of a Lieutenant Colonel. He later enlisted in the continental Army from Amerest County. He participated in the Battles of Brandywine and Germantown in 1777 and at Morristown, New Jersey in 1780. In 1780 he remarried (unknown) and moved to Georgia.Children of first marriage: David b.1757, James b. 1759-1838, Mathew b. 1762, Elijah b. 1764, Mary and Jane. Children by 2nd marriage were: George b. 1781, Sarah (Sally) b. 1783, Hezekiah b. 1797 and Priscilla b. 1800. The later children I'am not real sure of . (David was 70 years old in 1800!) David ROBERTSON was the son of James ROBERTSON/ROBINSON and Mary DAVIES of Augusta Co., Va. Their other children were: James b. 1720, Isaac b. unknown, Jonathan b.. unknown. I'm also searching McMullen, Easom and Newberry

Mar 4, 1998 - 12:13 - From: - Doster L. McMullen


GUE - I am looking for any books that contain cemetary readings for Amherst Co. Thank You Julie

Mar 7, 1998 - 07:03 - From: - Julie


NASH, LOVING - I am searching for any information on Beverly Nash born 1796 in Amherst County. He married Cordelia Loving on May 29, 1823 in Nelson County. They had nine children. They were: William Nash (1827), Nathaniel Nash (1829), Beverly Nash (1832), Cynthia Nash (1833), Elizabeth Nash (1834), Thomas Nash (1846). I am particularly interested in who Beverly Nash's parents were. Any help would be appreciated.

Mar 7, 1998 - 14:32 - From: - Louis T. DeVito


WICKER - WICKER, Charlie Edward who married Dora TAYLOR. They had a daughter Nellie, born in 1903, I'm sure there were other children as well. I would like any info on this family. Nellie married Ross Albert DAWSON and lived in Pittsylvania Co.

Mar 8, 1998 - 08:51 - From: - Barbara Keys


GILBERT - I am looking for information on my gg grandfather, William Gilbert, who supposedly was born in Virginia in either 1753 or 1758 (I've seen both dates). I've recently been told that his father and mother were Edward and Mary GILBERT of Guilford Co., NC, but I'm pretty sure that they originally came from Virginia. I am also trying to connect William and his parents to a Reverend Thomas GILBERT and a Joseph GILBERT. Does anyone have any information about these particular GILBERTS? Thanks for any help given. Sue Howard carolyn.s.howard@lmco.com

Mar 9, 1998 - 15:21 - From: - Sue Howard


PAMPLIN - I am looking for any information on The Pamplin Family & anything On Armistead Pamplin around 1701 - 1882. Thank You.

Mar 12, 1998 - 12:08 - From: - Mary Shoemaker


DILLARD - Looking for any info on a plantation on the James River in Amherst County called "Tressalia". This is where my G-G-Great Grandfather John Dillard was born.

Mar 12, 1998 - 22:04 - From: - John Andrew Dillard, Jr.


BROOKS - BROOKS, Bailey, Sr., b. 1773 in Amherst Co. and d. 1 Nov 1843 in Nashville, TN. He marr Charity DAVID ca 1795. Was his father Wm. Brooks and his mother Mary ???. Who were his siblings and children? [reposted with new email address]

Mar 13, 1998 - 11:07 - From: - Richard Brooks


ROWSEY, SCHRADER - On 19 March 1808 Betsy Milstead recorded her will and it was probated 17 October 1808 with witnesses Waller Sandidge, BETSY ROWSEY, Abram Carter. A codicil by Nelson Crawford and Abram Carter. Son, PETER MILSTEAD a heifer at Josh Milstreds; daughter Anna King. Executors PETER MILSTRED & JOHN ROWSEY. Codicil son LINDSEY MILSTEAD; daughter Belinda Key small amounts as shares have been given to them. I am seeking information on all SCHRADERS, particularly Daniel who wed Patsy ROWSEY. Was this the same man on the 1810 Amherst Co., VA census.

Mar 14, 1998 - 21:11 - From: - Wanda Muncey Gant


MORRIS, FITZGERALD - Researching Charles MORRIS m. Theadosia FITZGERALD born @1880's-Lived on family farm(an apple orchard) in the Piney River area of Amhurst Co. named "Roselyn".

Mar 15, 1998 - 16:47 - From: - Winnie Minson


LOVELADY - I am seeking the person (s) for whom a creek (Big Island) and summit (Tobacco Row Mountain) located in Amherst county were named. The information following the feature is the USGS map sheet.

Mar 17, 1998 - 02:21 - From: - Karl Kiser


SIMPSON - Looking for information on Agnes (Nancy) Simpson who lived here late 1700s early 1800s. Has anyone heard of her?

Mar 17, 1998 - 17:11 - From: - James Harvey


HITCHCOCK - Looking for info on William Hitchcock who was listed as head of family in Amhurst Co., VA in1783.

Mar 21, 1998 - 14:49 - From: - Glenn Hitchcock


CLARK, TONGRET/TONGUET/TONGATE - Good Morning: I am descended from William Tongate(Tongret) who married Sarah(Sally) Clark. William and his brother came to America from France. He settled in Virginia and married Sarah(Sally) Clark, daughter of William Crawford Clark and his wife, Sally. The marriage register by D. Blain said the marriage took place on February 12, 1807. William was on the Amherst tax list from 1805-1817. Sarah(Sally) Clark had the following known brothers; James, George, Henry, John, and William Jr. About 1817-1822 the Clarks sold their plantation and the Clarks and Tongrets left in a wagon train for Ohio where William took sick and died as they went through Chillicothe Ohio. Do you have any information on this line? Nancy White

Mar 22, 1998 - 13:48 - From: - Nancy White


HARRIS - Looking for info about a Zephaniah Harris who owned land in Amherst Co VA in 1782? Any info/hints would be appreciated.

Mar 25, 1998 - 07:03 - From: - Judy Harris Cunningham


CASH, MAYS - Rhoda CASH married Charles Garland MAYS on 24 Sept 1791 in Amherst C.VA. They had a daughter Mahala CASH who married ??????. Two of Mahala's sons were; Daniel Shelton CASH b. 1837 and Benjamin M. Cash. I'm trying to find information on the parents of these two sons. The CASH line descends from William CASH, Howard CASH, Joel CASH, Rhoda CASH MAYS, Cynthia MAYS who married Jesse CASH 25 Nov 1814. Thanks for any help!

Mar 25, 1998 - 21:19 - From: - Mary Sue Cash


BANISTER, SHORE - Tinsley Banister married Milly Shore between 1805-1810.Does anyone have any information on this couple? On Amherst cesnus for 1810. claren917@aol.com

Mar 29, 1998 - 22:21 - From: - clarence leathers


LOGAN, SADLER, KIDD, PEARSON, NEAL, ROBINSON, YORK, BEAN, GRAVES - JOhn Malone LOGAN son of William, married Elizabeth LOGAN, daughter of Alexander, 20 May 1813, they had 16 children all born in Amherst Co: 1. Cynthia Jane LOGAN b 15 Jun 1813 2. Sarah Thomas LOGAN b 9 Jan 1815 3. Mahana LOGAN b 18 May 1816 4. David LOGAN b 14 Jun 1817 m Judith KIDD 5. Geo. Wash. LOGAN b 31 Jan 1819 m Matilda Caroline PEARSON 6. Anthony Malone LOGAN b 17 Aug 1820 m Lucinda ROBINSON 7. Eliza Ann LOGAN b 9 Apr 1822 m Robert NEAL 8. John Malone LOGAN jr b 11 Sep 1823 m Louisa KIDD 9. Alexander LOGAN b 29 Oct 1824 10. Katherine Virginia LOGAN b 12 Aug 1825 m John YORK 11. Elizabeth LOGAN b 9 May 1828 12. Jacob Henry GArroon LOGAN b 16 Aug 1830 m Sarah Elizabeth BEAN 13. Dicy Rice LOGAN b 23 Nov 1832 14. James Wesley LOGAN b 3 Apr 1835 m Mary E GRAVES 15. Pleasant LOGAN (twin) & Samuel LOGAN (twin) b 15 Jul 1837.

Mar 30, 1998 - 00:56 - From: - Marjorie PACE


PHILLIPS GRADY - Need help finding parents of Johnson Phillipa and Sarah Grady who were married in Amherst Co. 6 Aug 1792 Thank you. Nancy Taylor

Mar 31, 1998 - 12:13 - From: - Nancy Taylor


SIMPSON, DINWIDDIE - Looking for any information on William Simpson who was a veteran of the Revolution and member of Morgans Rifles. He had a son or brother Robert and he may have married a Dinwiddie.

Apr 2, 1998 - 23:24 - From: - James Harvey


HARTLESS - HARTLESS, BENJAMIN served as PVT, I company 19th Virginia Infantry. POW at Gettysburg. Died 10/30/1863 Ft. Del., buried Finn's Point National Cemetery, New Jersey. Believed to have been born at Buffalo Springs or the Forks of the Buffalo area. Looking for any information on family, past or present.

Apr 3, 1998 - 12:17 - From: - Jeffrey S. Hartless


KING, PUCKETT, CRAWFORD - I am looking for any information on Jacob King of Amherst County VA. His son Major KING was born in 1762 in Va. MAJOR KING m CELIA PUCKETT daughter of JOHN PUCKETT and LUCY CRAWFORD PUCKETT . All have connections to this county. Please help me if you can!!I have a lot of descendent information .

Apr 5, 1998 - 21:47 - From: - Kellie Vanlandingham


WARE - This is Amherst Conty Query. I am looking for parents of Harvey WARE born about 1817-1820. He later moved to Ky and married Elizabeth Crutchfield in 1839. Thanks

Apr 11, 1998 - 18:09 - From: - KellieVanlandingham


WARE - The following WARES have been in Amherst County.There was Edward, Robert, William , George and Thomas. I am looking for their descendents. Did any of them have a child named Harvey or marry a woman named Lydia? Thanks Kellie Vanlandingham

Apr 14, 1998 - 19:25 - From: - Kellie Vanlandingham


WADE/WAID - Eleanor (or Elizabeth) WADE or WAID Coffey Shasteen, who married Archelus Coffey, circa 1775 in AMHERST COUNTY, VA, is one of our ancestors and we would like to learn more information on her and on her parents JOHN AND ELIZABETH WADE or WAID. Any information would be appreciated and will share what little information we have.

Apr 15, 1998 - 12:48 - From: - Robert Campbell


GREGORY, LONDON - Looking for information on John GREGORY, born 1808 to Lewis Gregory and Nancy London in Amherst County, Virginia. John moved to Lewis Co., MO and rasied a family. We would love to learn more about his parents and appreciate any help.

Apr 15, 1998 - 18:54 - From: - Candace Gregory


GREGORY - I'm researching a John Gregory, born abt 1808 in Amherst County, Virginia. His parents were Lewis Gregory and Nancy London.

Apr 15, 1998 - 23:37 - From: - Jerry Gregory


ELLIS, HARDING - I am a descendant of Charles ELLIS, son of John ELLIS, and Charles' wife Susannah HARDING ELLIS. The Ellis family removed from Tuckahoe, in Henrico Co., to the Pedlar River in Amherst Co.(Albemarle at that time)abt 1754. Many of the Ellis family were buried in the family burying ground at "Red Hill" on Pedlar River between 1755-1830. I'd like to find the exact location of Red Hill, and locate the cemetery there, if it still exists. Can you help?

Apr 20, 1998 - 00:33 - From: - Kenneth Dunlap


MARTIN, WILLS - MARTIN, James Looking for info on James N. MARTIN son James MARTIN and Rebecca WILLS

Apr 24, 1998 - 19:47 - From: - Earl H. May


JOHNSON/JOHNSTON, ESTES - JOHNSON(JOHNSTON) Looking for info on James J. JOHNSON m Elizabeth Goodlow ESTES 4April 1808 d of Elisha.

Apr 24, 1998 - 19:52 - From: - Earl H. May


LETCHFORD/LITCHFORD - JOHN LETCHFORD/LITCHFORD: I believe that he died in either 1882 or 1883 at the age of ninety. I am trying to information regarding his father and mother.

Apr 25, 1998 - 23:10 - From: - Craig Nelson


BECKNELL - Would like to correspond with descendants of William Becknell/ Bicknell who died in Amherst Co.VA in 1781. He was married to Hannah Cash d/o Howard Cash. First appears in Goochland Co. ca. 1750s (see Virginia Gazette) Later serves in French-Indian War from Amherst Co. Lived on Rock Fish Creek (now in Nelson Co).

May 1, 1998 - 21:09 - From: - Mike Becknell


ANGUS, MARTIN - I am searching for further infotmation on the ancestry of William ANGUS who appears in Amherts Co shortly after it's formation. His wife's name was Elizabeth and may have been a MARTIN as a John MARTIN gave their children several slaves. Their daughter Jane married William ENGLAND and moved to Barren/Monroe Co, KY.

May 2, 1998 - 16:53 - From: - Phillip Rhoton


DAY - Searching for information on the Day family living in Amherst County in the 1780s and 1790s. Family members included: Samuel Day Sally Day Carter John Day Polly Day Hill Solomon Day William Day Ezekiel Day Daniel Day Most of these Days eventually migrated to MO except for Daniel and Polly, from the information I have. Five of the brothers were Methodist ministers. Their mother's name was Maryanne or Mary Ann Day; father's name unknown. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

May 6, 1998 - 16:52 - From: - James King


IRVINE - Do you have any information on John R. Irvine or Samuel R. Irvine who lived in Amherst County in mid-19th century? Thanks

May 8, 1998 - 20:35 - From: - William I. Jefferies


ARMS, TAYLOR, THOMPSON, WILLS - I'm researching the famlies of Mary Arms THOMPSON, b. 1805 Nelson Co. VA, d. 1884 Victoria Co. TX. I believe her parents were John THOMPSON and Judith WILLS. Her grandparents may have been James THOMPSON and Mary ARMS, and James WILLS and Charlotte TAYLOR. any information on these families will be most appreciated. R. Paul Adams, Baton Rouge, LA.

May 14, 1998 - 15:21 - From: - Robert Paul Adams


BLANKENSHIP - Does anyone have information on Synclar (Sinclair) Blankenship and his ancestors. His oldest son was James Ira Blankenship born in the Madison Heights/Lynchburg area in the 1910's - 20's. Synclar may have had a brother or uncle named Bevly who possibly moved to the Christiansburg area. Kevin J. Grantham

May 15, 1998 - 01:44 - From: - Kevin J. Grantham


WOOD - I am seeking information on the following Wood family which lived in Lynchburg, Va. in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Mr. R. H. Wood and Mrs. S.M. Wood had the following children: Robert Cornelius Wood, Sr. m. Bessie Jordan Their children were: Robert Cornelius Wood, Jr. James Marshall Wood Mrs. W. L. Pierce(moved to Richmond) Mrs. W. I. MIlls(moved to San Jose, California) Howell F. Wood Jesse M. Wood This family may be related to Landon Wood, E.M. Wood, and Jones Wood.

May 17, 1998 - 23:14 - From: - Diana Wood Powers


BUSH, TILLMAN/TILMAN - I am looking for information concerning John Bush and Mary Polly Tillman (Tilman?) who were married in Amherst County on May 7, 1782. Thank you! Mary L. Sier

May 18, 1998 - 13:26 - From: - Mary L. Sier


ANDERSON, HARDY, WALKER, PAYNE - Looking for information on David ANDERSON who married Elizabeth HARDY 5 Aug 1782 in Amherst. Are these the parents of Jennie ANDERSON who married Micajah WALKER in Bedford Co. in 1803? Did they also have a daughter named Sallie who married James PAYNE? Did they eventually moved to Hawkins Co. TN? Thank you for any information.

May 18, 1998 - 17:22 - From: - Justine Miller


SHASTEEN - Seeking further information about Jesse SHASTEEN (also Chastain or Chasteen) (do not know date of death) and of his wife Eleanor Wade Coffey Shasteen (c. 1755-c. 1830) who ended up in Wayne County, Kentucky, but were formerly of Madison County and she formerly of AMHERST COUNTY, VIRGINIA and WiIkes County, North Carolina. Jesse's brother was James Shasteen. Any information would be greatly appreciated and will share what little information we have. Sincerely, Robert Campbell of Belmont Shore, Long Beach, California, descendant of Eleanor Wade and Archelus Coffey. BlmtShore@aol.com

May 21, 1998 - 00:54 - From: - Robert Campbell


KYLE - I am searching for information about William KYLE residing in Amherst Co. in 1785.

May 21, 1998 - 21:19 - From: - Hazel Bonner


CUNNINGHAM, CANNON - Alexander WRIGHT b Abt 1781 Amherst Co,VA m Lucy GRIFFIN b Abt 1785 in VA. They married 07 Oct 1861, Amherst Co. Their dau Ester b. Abt 1806 VA d. 03 Nov 1859,Holt Co, MO. Ester married Isaac CUNNINGHAM b. abt 1798 in VA and d. 14 April 1869 Holt County,MO. Marriage was 08 Jan 1826 Mercer Co,KY. Trying to figure out 1st wife of Isaac CUNNINGHAM. I found a piece of paper that says Isaac CUNNINGHAM was married to_____CANNON. Isaac had a sister Sara A and there was a half-brother William P. Father of Isaac and Sara is James CUNNINGHAM of VA; this means James CUNNINGHAM is also father of William P. Sara A CUNNINGHAM m Jacob T ADAMS 14 Sep 1833 Edgar Co, IL. No clues for wives of James CUNNINGHAM. There were quite a few James CUNNINGHAMs in VA during this time, so I could continue to be confused. Can anyone help?

May 22, 1998 - 21:36 - From: - Gail Cunningham


ISBELL - I'am looking for the name of Zachariah Isbell wife, they were married about 1805 in Amherst Co.

May 24, 1998 - 16:02 - From: - Helen Lewis


NEW, PLEASANTS - Looking for any information on David New, and wife Susanna (PLEASANTS) NEW. Amherst Co. Va. tax lists 1782-1787. Sons were Pleasant New, John New, William New, maybe others. Were in Green Co. Ky 1797. Please E-mail Bette (New) Sousa imanewtoo@aol.com

May 26, 1998 - 10:57 - From: - Bette (New) Sousa


ARRINGTON, BOLLING/BOWLING - I am a descendant of John Arrington and Susannah Bolling. Their marriage states they were married in Amherst County, Virginia. The bond is dated August 8, 1796, signed by John Arnonton and Edward Bowling. John Arrington is listed in the 1800 tax of Amherst County, Virginia. I would appreciate any information on their ancestors or descendants.

May 26, 1998 - 23:53 - From: - Del Kuhlman


HESLIP/HASLIP/HASLEP/HAZLEP - Looking for information on WILLIAM HESLIP who was born about 1784 in Va. He married SUSAN E.??? and/or/either MARTHA ???. His 12 children was born in Amherst County, Va from 1815-1840. He later moved to Botetourt County, Va. Who is GEORGE HAISLEP who married MARTHA CLEMENTS in Amherst County, in August 1823? All help is appreciated.

May 27, 1998 - 12:20 - From: - Debbie Bowers Johns


BRYANT - Looking for info on Littleberry Bryant. His dau Mary "Polly" married James Bias in the early 1800's in Amherst.

May 27, 1998 - 17:54 - From: - Alan S. Bias


TILLER - TILLER, WILLIAM born bef.1740,died abt.1812 wife ANN, Children JOHN, WILLIAM, LUCY. Searching for Williams parents and where he came from. Thanks for any help you can give.

May 27, 1998 - 21:33 - From: - Frank Tiller


BATEMAN, PHILLIPS - I am looking for any information pertaining to an ALEXANDER BATEMAN who married SUSAN PHILLIPS I believe in Amherst County, Virginia.l They had a son born there, JOHN WESLEY BATEMAN, b. November 26, 1825. John Wesley married an ELIZABETH HARRIETT GRAY. Can you help?

May 28, 1998 - 09:09 - From: - Gail Bateman Bliss


BOGGESS - I'm looking for Shumakers. My great-grandfather was Dr. Hezekiah King Shumaker and he was a doctor in Roane County, WV. When he and my great-grandmother applied for a marriage license he wrote he was born in Amherst County. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has any info.

Jun 2, 1998 - 09:02 - From: - Arlene Boggess


POWELL, MARTIN - I am looking for information on Edward Morris Powell who was married to Martha Anderson Martin - both from Amherst Co. Thanks!

Jun 3, 1998 - 15:55 - From: - Mary Powell


STAPLES - Looking for information on Joseph A. Staples & Nanny Staples Of Amherst County VA, Several Children LUCIAN M. STAPLES My grand father, Possible brother Richard And two possible sisters, And other Brothers, Joseph Was divorced And remarried, Any help will be very much appreaciated. Norman H. Staples

Jun 6, 1998 - 15:06 - From: - NORMAN H. STAPLES


ANDERSON, HARDY - I need information about David ANDERSON who married Elizabeth HARDY in Amherst Co. in 1782. What were the names of their parents, and what were the names of their children? Thanks.

Jun 8, 1998 - 19:14 - From: - Justine Miller


DAY - Seeking information on Peter Day (d. 8/1787) from Amherst Co. Wife was Maryane (Unknown). Children included: Mary (Polly) Day Hill, Samuel Day, John Day, Sarah (Sally) Day Carter, Daniel Day, William Day. Solomon Day, Ezekiel Day. Five of the six sons were Methodist ministers. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Jun 9, 1998 - 16:35 - From: - James King


HAMILTON, HAMBLETON - Researching any and all HAMILTON'S or HAMBLETON's from Amherst Co. and Nelson Co. Thanks Jami Hamilton

Jun 13, 1998 - 19:38 - From: - Jami Hamilton


CAMPBELL - My name is Carroll W Campbell I'm a Marine serving in Okinawa Japan, I am trying to research my family heritage as far back as possible. If you can give me any assistance on where to get information of records of marriage, birth and death in Amherst, it would be appreciated. My family still lives in Amherst and have very little info collected so far My father is Dandridge B Campbell, His father was Vivian M Campbell, My great grand father was Jesse V Campbell and my great great grandfather was Dandridge Campbell this is as far as I've been able to get without access to records in Amherst, can you help? Thank you Carroll Campbell

Jun 14, 1998 - 12:00 - From: - Carroll W Campbell


BOATRIGHT/BOATWRIGHT - Would like to correspond with decendants of John Joseph Boat(w)right. He was born ca 1764 in Amherst Co, VA. He married Frances Elizabeth Tinsley 24 Nov 1785 in Powhatan Co, Va. They had 12 children, but some of the names I am unsure of. Have inconsistencies and I would like to compare with other's research. Would love to share any/all info with fellow Boatright researchers.

Jun 14, 1998 - 17:19 - From: - Shawnda Kimmel


ELLIS - I am seeking info on where the home, designated as a State Landmark in Amherst County is located of CHARLES ELLIS, b abt 1719 & wife, SUSANNAH HARDING ELLIS. They built it on the Pedlar River and it is called "Red Hill"

Jun 15, 1998 - 14:49 - From: - Kennye Decker


CASH, PEACHEY - Seeking information on Jemima PEACHEY who married Thomas CASH about 1785. Would like to correspond with anyone having information on Jemima.

Jun 16, 1998 - 10:35 - From: - Carolyn Ericson


KING - Need info on John KING b. 1785 Amherst Co VA. Had children born starting 1812. Need to know 1st. wife. Maried Jane Larrison Skinner in Estill Co. KY in 1838, and Lucinda Morgan in 1849 in Boone Co. IN

Jun 16, 1998 - 15:44 - From: - Kathy Venable


WOOD - WILIAM WOOD,(B 1780, D.1840) MARRIED MILDRED LAVENDER (B.1783, D.1840) JAN.1803,IN AMHERST,VA. BOTH BORN IN VA. Migrated to Greencastle, Monroe Township, Putnam Co,Indiana approx. 1820. Both died in Greencastle, Ind, and enterred in Brick Chapel Methodist Cemetery, 8 miles north of Greencastle, Ind. Have info on 9 of 10 children who migrated with family; no info on son Willis who remained in Va. Seeking forebears and siblings of WILLIAM WOOD. Thanks for any info. on the above or any other info on WOOD families of VA. lww Seeking forebears and siblings of William Wood (b. 1780, d. 1840) married ii Jan., 1803 to Mildred Lavender(b.1783, d. 1843) Both born in Va. Migrated to Greencastle, Monroe Township, Putnam County, Indiana. approx. 1820. Both died in Greencastle, Ind., and enterred in Brick Chapel Methodist Cemetery, 8 miles north of Greencastle, Ind. Have info on 9 of 10 children who migrated with family ; no info on son, Willis who remained in VA. Would appreciate any info on the above and any other info on Wood families of Va. Thanks!! lww

Jun 18, 1998 - 12:04 - From: - laurence wood


PETERS, DRUMHELLER - Searching for information on Ellen Victoria PETERS b. about 1855 in Amherst Co, Va. She married Alex DRUMHELLER. They had several children. One daughter was Lillie Belle Drumheller b. 1878. Would like dates on Ellen and names of her parents. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

Jun 18, 1998 - 22:13 - From: - Gary Beard


HARTLESS, TYREE - I am searching for information on the parents of Mary Jane HARTLESS b. about 1855 in Amherst Co. Va. She married Andrew Jackson TYREE 1875. Any information on Mary Jane or her parents would be helpful. Thanks.

Jun 18, 1998 - 22:17 - From: - Gary Beard


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