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MORAN, OWEN - I am interested in info regarding Moran and Owen families in Amhearst during the 1700's and early 1800's. Nelson Moran married Mary Owen in 1802 in Amhearst but we can find no other info on them- parents? siblings? Thanks for your help! Jon Moran

Jun 25, 1998 - 20:30 - From: - Jon Moran

STAPLES - Looking for information on Joseph Andrew Staples, His Father was Joseph Staples, His father was John Staples, Joseph Andrew Staples was My Great Grand father Joseph was My great great Grand father, John Staples was Joseph Staples father, Joseph Andrew Staples was married 3 times, My grand fathers mother was Nannie or Nanny Maiden name unknown to me My grand father was Lucian M Staples, A brother Richard, A sister Naomi Ruth Staples, A sister Betty Staples, My Grand father was born in 1883 and came from Amherst co, I know very little of my family, Any help will be much appreaciated, Thank You, Norman Staples.

Jun 26, 1998 - 19:11 - From: - Norman H. Staples

WOOD - I am doing research on the Wood family of Amhurst. A James Wood who signed his son marriage as James Wood of Nelson Co. Looking for someone that is looking for same family.

Jun 27, 1998 - 20:49 - From: - Karen Booth

MCGHEE, HUDNALL, SAUNDERS, POLLARD,BROWN - I would like information about Samuel McGhee b c1761, married Frances Saunders b c1765. They lived in Amherst Co., later descendants moved to Bedford Co., then to Pittsylvania Co. I have the names of 3 of their children, James D. McGhee, who m. Susanna Hudnall, Charles McGhee who m. Martha Patsy Pollard, and Elizabeth McGhee, who m. Reuben Brown. However, I believe they had more children. Would like to hear from anyone with any info about this family and their descendants. Thank you.

Jun 30, 1998 - 14:09 - From: - Lucy McGhee

PARRISH, CURTIS - PARRISH, Meredith MD Elizabeth CURTIS IN Amherst Co., Va in 1786. Child Pleasant Born 1799 is ancester. I would appreciate any information and will exchange what I have. Thank you. L Parrish

Jun 30, 1998 - 23:05 - From: - L. Parrish

COX RADFORD - Cox,Redford. I am looking from information on the wife of Henry Cox, her name was Judith Radford, their sons Archiculas and Valentine lived in Amherst Co. Virginia,1750,

Jul 1, 1998 - 22:23 - From: - Helen Lewis


Jul 2, 1998 - 17:09 - From: - T.J.

FRANKLIN - I would like to correspond with others who descend from James Franklin d. 1813 Amherst Co., VA, m. Nancy Crews.

Jul 5, 1998 - 16:59 - From: - Donna Hunter

CHRISTIAN, FRANKLIN - Hi, Iam the ggrand daughter of Sam Christian, from Temprence Township in Amherst County VA. Sam is listed on the 1870 census with a Peter and Amanda Franklin, I dont know if Amanda was his mother or not. Any ifno any one may have would wonderful. Thanks in advance Lisa

Jul 13, 1998 - 09:23 - From: - Lisa

MORRISON - I have a deed from a land purchase in Green Co. KY, April 1805. Purchased by James MORRISON of Amherst Co. VA. I believe this property is then transferred to James Morrison, John Morrison and William A. Morrison in Oct of 1836. I am trying to find more about James Morrison who was born in TN 1797 and John who was born in TN 1806 . James Morrison will be my ggggrandfather. I have other information that tells me John and James were brothers. They married sisters Nancy Bell and Mary Elizabeth Bell in Green Co KY.The Bells are from Franklin Co and Goodland Co. VA.

Jul 16, 1998 - 23:14 - From: - Stephen Morrison

TRUSLER/TRUSLOW - TRUSLER/TRUSLOW Searching for info on James Trusler b. 1754 Amherst Co. m. Susannah Wilson 7/4/1776. Served in Rev. War. Also looking for John, Hezekiah, Joseph, William, Samuel Trusler/Truslow.

Jul 17, 1998 - 03:38 - From: - Cheryl Trusler

SHOEMAKER - Interested in any information about Zedikiah SHOEMAKER who lived in Amherst County in the 1780 era. One of his sons was Joshua and would also like information about him. Thanks very much.

Jul 17, 1998 - 09:11 - From: - Linda Hindman

BALDOCK, ROBINS - Rev. Levi Baldock m. 1783, prob. in Amherst Co. to Ann Robins. Moved to Lincoln Co. KY where both died. Who were Ann's parents?

Jul 17, 1998 - 15:15 - From: - Betty S. Cravens

JONES, LOVE, HILL WRIGHT, HENSON, PHILLIPS - jones, hill, phillips, love, wright

Jul 19, 1998 - 23:34 - From: - pat mitchell lyttle

BOND - I am loking for info on William Wellington Bond. He married Margaret Davis, daughter of David Davis, on Dec. 9,1794 in Amherst CO. Va. That is about all I know about them, any thing would help. Thanks James Salyer

Jul 20, 1998 - 17:41 - From: - James Salyer

Simmons/Stowe - I am looking for any information on Clyde Randolph Simmons born approx. 1906 and deceased in 1948 married to Eva Evelyn Stowe born approx. 1904 and deceased in in 1938. Any information will be helpful.

Jul 22, 1998 - 12:19 - From: - Sherry Lee

WATSON - Am looking for any information on the family of William WATSON who lived in Amherst Co. in the early 1800's. His children include William H. WATSON, Ann Eliza WATSON and possibly John J. WATSON. Just beginning on this family and ANY Watson information is appreciated.

Jul 22, 1998 - 17:21 - From: - Anne Ferguson

CLARK/HUGHES - Seeking decendants of Henry Blanton Clark b: 1802 in Amherst Co. Married Catherine Hughes in 1834 possibly in Tennessee. Looking for siblings and parents of Henry Blanton Clark and more information on Hughes line. Will share/exchange information.

Jul 23, 1998 - 00:04 - From: - Debbie Clark Schafer

CAMDEN DUNCAN ESKEW - CAMDEN DUNCAN ESKEW Washington CAMDEN b 1781 m Nancy DUNCAN on 11/4/1807 in Amherst Co. Va. Need to locate Wash and Nancy Children to find my Amanda Camden b 1822! Wash and his family are residing next to the Eskew family Amanda m into in 1846. Wash and Nancy are in Rockbridge Co. Va. by 1840 and 1850.

Jul 23, 1998 - 04:30 - From: - Karyn Cooper

NUCKOLS - I am searching for more information on L. Allen Nuckols (b. May 1855) in Amherst County. He married his first wife, Julia Ann Rodgers December 22, 1875 in Amherst County. Did he only have 2 children before she died? George Edward and Lewis Vollie? Was there a third child named Stephen? How did she Julia Ann die? He married his second wife, Victoria K. Grant, December 10, 1884. Would like to fine the children from that union. I know of a Harry Nuckols who lived in Lexington and twin boys. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Jul 27, 1998 - 23:54 - From: - Lisa Taylor Blondino

TAYLOR - I am looking for any information on John Thomas Taylor, B. Oct. 10, 1826 in Campbell County(?), married Laura Jenkins Nov. 24, 1853 in Amherst County, Died Dec. 24, 1906. He was an overseer on the Dillard Island Plantation, ISLINGTON, in Campbelll/Amherst County. Who where his parents? Any siblings. Thanks.

Jul 28, 1998 - 00:01 - From: - Lisa Taylor Blondino

GILBERT, TURNER - Amherst County My mother, Ruth Gilbert Humphreys, is the granddaughter of Spottswood Dandridge Gilbert. Mother has made reference to her Great, Great Grandmother Turner. We can't find any information on the Turner family. I believe they would have lived in Amherst County and related to Spottswood Dandridge Gilbert.

Jul 28, 1998 - 09:40 - From: - Anne H. Talman

STAMPER - I'm searching my family history on the STAMPER'S. John Stamper B. abt 1590(Holland)& Ann ?. Son is William Stamper B. abt 1615 md to Elizabeth Partridge B. 4-28-1648(England?). Son is John Stamper B.abt 1640 md to Carew 'Susannah'Powell (Eng. or VA.?). Son is Powell 'Virginia Powell' Stamper B. abt1690 (VA) md to Mary Martha Brooks (VA). Son is Jonathan Brooks Stamper 4-21-1719 VA. D 1799 in Wilkes co. N.C. md to Rachel Parks B12-3-1733 King George, VA. Son Joel Stamper 5-17-1755 Amherst co. va. D. 4-30-1833 in Rowan co. N.C. md to Nancy Cannady. Son is Jonathan Stamper B. abt 1783 Wilkes co. N.C. D. abt 1854 in Breathitt co. Ky. md to Mary 'Polly' Sebastian. I would love to hear any information at all about these peoples, their lives , any pictures would really be appreciated. Anyone with any information at all would love to hear from you. Thank you, Pamela Stamper-Fitch.

Jul 29, 1998 - 10:28 - From: - Pamela Stamper-Fitch

PROFFIT - David Allison Proffit was born in Amherst County in 1822. He may have lived in the Piney River area and worked briefly for Sweet Briar College. He and his son, John wesley Profitt came to Roanoke in the 1880s. David died on May 7, 1908. Roanoke records show that his daughter, Margaret, had the body removed to Amherst for burial. David's wife was Sarah. Does anyone have information on where David is buried and Sarah's family name?

Jul 31, 1998 - 09:19 - From: - Orban Gregory

HUTS (HUTTS, HUTH, HOOTS) - Jacob Huts (Huth, Hutts, Hoots) was born about 1727 and emigrated from the Palatinate area of Germany in 1751, through Philadelphia, to the western area of Virginia. He may have lived in Amherst County between 1751 and 1782. After serving in the Virginia Militia and Continental Army from at least 1757 to about 1780 he moved to what is now Yadkin County, NC, where he died in 1801. His wife's name was Margaret. Any information would be appreciated.

Jul 31, 1998 - 12:01 - From: - Rodney Hoots

CARTER, SMITH, BOURNE, FARIS,FERIS - Robert E. Smith, Amanda Carter, Robert J. Smith, Phoebe Bourne, Joseph R. Carter, William Bourne, Rebecca A. (Faris,Farris,Feris Jr)

Aug 1, 1998 - 15:10 - From: - angela smith

RULEY CAMPBELL - George Ruley and Stilly Jane Campbell were married in Amherst Co. Va ca. 1800. Who were her parents and siblings? Where were they married?

Aug 4, 1998 - 12:00 - From: - B. K. Henritze

MIKE COYLE JOHN BOWLES - I,am interested in finding out about John Bowles Born around 1840 He was in the Civil War.

Aug 6, 1998 - 20:50 - From: - mike coyle

FLOYD & BALLARD - John J. Floyd and Eliza Ann Ballard were married May 17, 1842 in Amherst County. I'm trying to find their parents' names, and ]thought they might be on the marriage record. Can someone help me? Thanks. Anne

Aug 11, 1998 - 18:15 - From: - Anne Proffitt

ERNE - Looking for Info. about Sarah Morrison(my natural paternal Grandmother)who may have lived in Amhrdst Co. in late 1800s.I have no info. about a spouse. Sarah had at least 4 children: Matthew A. ,John Luke (my Father),Eleanor(Ella), and Richard.In 1891, Sarah gave Matthew and John Luke to Sebastian and Mary Erne by an indenture.The Erne's lived in Bedford Co. at the time but later moved to west Lynchburg. I am trying to establish my family tree and need help.

Aug 11, 1998 - 19:12 - From: - Robert L. Erne

TUCKER AND MARTIN - William Tucker, b. abt 1813 and Ann Martin, b. abt 1822, both in Amherst Co. They were married about 1840 and had about 13 children: Susan, Sophia, Frances E., Mary, Millie, Caroline, Emma/Emily (my 3rd g-gmother), another Mary, Marcellus, Charlotte, James, Lucy and Charles. I need info. on both lines, especially Ann's, I do not know her parents or siblings yet. Would love to find relatives to this family !!

Aug 11, 1998 - 20:30 - From: - Phil Miller

RICE - Would like some info on ROBERT & ELLA RICE. Living in the Elon Pedlar District aound 1910 Robert was a mechanic & lived in the Campbell Ave/Campbell Co area in the 1920's & worked at a garage in that area owned by JOSEPH H RICE Thanks Kathy

Aug 12, 1998 - 10:31 - From: - KATHY PEIRCE

THOMPSON - Creed Taylor Thompson was born in 1800, Amelia Co., to James and Mary Thompson. Later moved to Botetourt Co,where he married Eliza Coleman. Siblings include Elizabeth, James, John, Anderson, Mary, and Bartlett Thompson.

Aug 12, 1998 - 13:58 - From: - Ed Driskill

HARTLESS - Any history regarding the family history of Henry Clay Hartless or Polly Ann Hartless - who died on the North Fork of the Buffalo River in Allwood.

Aug 12, 1998 - 17:49 - From: - Debbie M. Jones

DOWNEY / WELLS - Re: AMHERST COUNTY. How can I find the date of death of my grandmother, VIOLA DOWNEY b. abt 1873 Amherst County, Parents were C.C. and JANIE WELLS. She married SAMUEL EDWARD DOWNEY,14july1893. Had one child WILLIAM DOWNEY b. 28nov.1897 She died either in1903 or 1904, your county. Please help. I've exausted my resources. Thanks

Aug 13, 1998 - 16:13 - From: - Delivia O'Connor

FREEMAN - I am looking for information about Robert Freeman who lived in Amherst around 1825. He had 7 sons: Lawson, Joseph, Terrell, Motan, Dobson, Ike, and Jay. He left there and apparently some went to Henderson Co., NC around 1830.

Aug 16, 1998 - 15:47 - From: - Cindie Runnion

GOODE - Looking for any information on GOODES and especially JOHN C GOODE b. 1775 and who migrated from Amherst co, Va., to Kentucky and settled in LINCOLN CO., CASEY, MERCER and BOYLE counties. He died in 1843 Boyle CO. ,kY,. Any information would be apreciated. Thanks, Barb

Aug 18, 1998 - 14:27 - From: - Barb Schwartz

GOODE - Looking for any information on GOODES and especially JOHN C GOODE b. 1775 and who migrated from Amherst co, Va., to Kentucky and settled in LINCOLN CO., CASEY, MERCER and BOYLE counties. He died in 1843 Boyle CO. ,kY,. Any information would be apreciated. Thanks, Barb

Aug 18, 1998 - 14:27 - From: - Barb Schwartz

DOWNEY/ WELLS/ TAYLOR - DOWNEY / WELLS/TAYLOR SAMUEL ( Ed.) DOWNEY married LIZZIE TAYLOR, in Amherst County on Dec.28 1904. Samuel was a widower with a 7 year old son by VIOLA WELLS. I'm the daughter of that son. I have a problem trying to locate any information on VIOLA'S parents.The marriage license say's simply, C.C.& Janie Wells. I have recently learned that LIZZIE was a "FIRST COUSIN" of VIOLA and lived with the DOWNEY family in order to care for the very ill VIOLA and her small son.She cared for this family several months before Viola died. The marriage license of Lizzie and Samuel, names William and Elizabeth A.Taylor as the parents of the bride. These people lived in Amherst for while before moving to Hopewell. Lizzie is also related to the DUFF's in some way. I hope there's someone who can tell me how these girls were cousins.If I knew what Elizabeth Taylors maiden name was, it might give me a clue. Thanks D. O'Connor

Aug 19, 1998 - 18:17 - From: - Delivia O'Connor

MARTIN -GILES - I am researching the family of Ronald Shepherdson MARTIN, b. 1909, believed to have been in Amherst Co., VA. He was the son of Carroll B. MARTIN and Bessie GILES. Are these names familar to anyone researching the MARTIN and GILES names. Thanks. Nora Barden

Aug 19, 1998 - 22:17 - From: - Nora Barden

HENSON - EVANS - Joseph HENSON md. Jemima EVANS and moved to Pulaski and Casey cos. KY. I would like to share info on this family and connecting families. I especially need ancestry of both Joseph and Jemima.

Aug 20, 1998 - 15:07 - From: - Jim Golden

FLINT - Trying to find out about John Flint born abt. 1763 in Amherst Co. and died Bef. 1810 in Rockbridge who was his parents and on back.He married Elizabeth Williams Oct. 21,1784 in Rockbridge Co.Va.and sometime between 1792 and 1796 they moved to Amherst Co.

Aug 22, 1998 - 21:31 - From: - Richard Flint

FERGUSON - Looking for information on my gggrandfather, Edward Ferguson (or Furgerson) born about 1825 in Amherst. He married Derusha (or Jurusha) about 1845. They had one child, Silas Franklin (my ggrandfather) while in Amherst around 1845 or 1846. They moved from Amherst County sometime after 1846 and possibly as late as the Civil War. They settled in Poquoson, VA, and had another child, John Edward in 1848. Would like to find parents of Edward and Derusha Ferguson. Appreciate any help.

Aug 23, 1998 - 15:35 - From: - Linda Barnes

BLANKENSHIP,BAXTER,TYRE,SMITHSON - My grandfather,FELIX BLANKENSHIP, was born in March 1883 in PEDLAR MILLS, VA. His father's name was WILLIAM HENRY BLANKENSHIP. His mother's name was SALLY N. BAXTER. Sally Baxter Blankenship was born in Kentucky, but her mother was a Tyre who was born in Virginia. I do not know the Baxter's first names. Family lore has it that we are related to Daniel Boone's wife Rebecca. Family stories also say that Sally Baxter named my grandfather after a friend who died. FELIX BLANKENSHIP had a brother (half or step?) named WILL SMITHSON who was older and lived on the Pedlar Mills property as a child, I believe. Will Smithson was a circuit preacher and may have served in the Spanish-American war. I am seeking information about any of these people and their forebears and any of these families. It may be a sad story. Felix and Nancy Balnkenship left Pedlar Mills when Felix was 10 years old Ido not know why, but I do know William Henry did not go with them. The homesite is now park land. In the late 1950's my cousin and Grandfather revisited the home site and they were able to find the foundation and the porch steps as well as the remains of an old rose arbor. My grandfather had a nursemaid as a child. I wonder who she was and what became of her. In the late 1950's at the time of my grandfather's visit, there was an old man in Pedlar Mills at a store or near the crossroads who remembered playing with Will Smithson as a boy and was able to direct them. Perhaps someone in his family remains. I am researching genealogy for myself and my cousins. We would like to know the story of our family in addition to our ancestral background. If anyone reading this can offer just a crumb of information I would greatly appreciate it. Please do not hesitate to respond even if what you know is sad or scandalous. I promise I cannot be offended. I am also seeking information about where William Henry Blankenship is buried and whenhe died. Sally Baxter Blankenship died in 1933 in Cincinnatti, and is buried in the German Protestant Cemetery there. Her death certificate lists her as a widow. In great appreciation to all who may respond, I remain. Yours truly, Hildegarde Minstein

Aug 24, 1998 - 05:29 - From: - Hildegarde Minstein

BURK - Looking for information on Joseph Burk of Amherst County. He married Mary Ann Campbell, dau. of Lawrence Campbell and Henreitta Catlett of Amherst County. They were married on 28 Oct. 1789 in Amherst County. Joseph and Mary Ann moved to Monroe County, W Va. in 1801. Who were Joseph's parents? When was Joseph born? Any information on the above would be appreciated.

Aug 24, 1998 - 15:14 - From: - Mike Gentry

SNIDER/SNYDER, COCKBURN - Looking for information on John SNIDER/SNYDER living in Amherst County 1750-1774. His daughter Elizabeth married GEORGE COCKBURN who lived in Amherst county until 1779. Would like to trade information with anyone else interested in these people.

Aug 25, 1998 - 13:48 - From: - Sharon Bowie

PINN/PENN - Seeking information on Rolly, James & Turner Pinn/Penn who resided in Amherst County beginning about 1774. Rolly Pinn/Penn served in the Revolutionary War and was part of the Amherst County Militia. I am seeking a roster of his service in the Revolutionary War. The Advance Newspaper which is located in Lynchburg ran an article about his unit [May 22, 1884] and Hardesty's Histoircal & Geographical Encyclopedia, Special Edition also has his name along with such notables as Patrick Henry. It seems that the printed lists I have for my ancestors service is not sufficient evidence for the Daughter's of the American Revolution. I need to find a copy of the original Roster. ' The other information I am seeking is any documentation showing my direct ancestor as the son of Rolly Penn/Pinn. There may be a will, census records or something pertaining to their relationship. They attended Fairmount Baptist Church in Stapleton and they may have documentation. I have had no luck in contacting them. Thanks for all assistance. Anita Wills

Aug 25, 1998 - 21:43 - From: - Anita L. Wills

PINN, HARRIS - Seeking information on a Evelina Pinn born in Amherst County to Nancy [Redcross] and James Pinn about 1798. She married a James Harris about 1823 and they had a number of children. I would like information on Evelina's father James Pinn and her mother Nancy. This would help me a lot in my research since Jame Pinn is my direct ancestor.

Aug 25, 1998 - 21:54 - From: - Anita Wills

TILLER, GROSS, CANNON, DABNEY - I am looking to find the parents of William TILLER (1730-1800), a Corporal who served 3 yrs ('78-'91) and was born in Amherst Co. He had two wives, and at least one son named Daniel TILLER (1751-1815), who had 2 wives, and had a son Daniel TILLER Jr. (1772-1832), who had two wives and a son, Thomas H. TILLER (b. 1792). He married Cassandra GROSS (b. 1801) and they had Angeline TILLER (b. 1824), who married Jackson CANNON. Their daughter, Sarah CANNON, married George Washington DABNEY. Any info related to these people is greatly appreciated.

Aug 27, 1998 - 02:16 - From: - Jen Dabney

LUTTRELL - I am searching for information on Francis Luttrell who moved to Indiana from Virginia in the early 1800s. He had a daughter, Elizabeth, who was born in Virginia in 1801. 1790 census records show that the only Luttrell families in Viriginia were in Amherst and Northumberland Counties. Any information on this family would be appreciated.

Aug 27, 1998 - 12:45 - From: - Rich Southers

HARTLESS - I am looking for any information on the Hartless family. My grandfather was John Wilson Hartless, born 3/3/03 and my great-grandfather was Lyndsey Hartless. I don't know any relatives beyondd this point. Any tidbits would be most appreciated.

Aug 29, 1998 - 17:02 - From: - Debbie Jones

WILMER, WILLMER, WILLMORE - Seeking information on James Wilmer married to Nancy Mahon c. 1750 or their son Reuben and other persons in that line. Will be pleased to share information. See my homepage: Ann Wilmer

Aug 29, 1998 - 20:22 - From: - Ann Wilmer

RYAN - RYAN RYAN, William c1755. Moved to Alabama following Creek Indian War. Spouse name: unknown. Brother: John Sons: John, Philip, Thomas

Aug 31, 1998 - 18:10 - From: - Mary Ryan

WILLIAMSON - I am looking for the family of Ludy Williamson or his son Beverly Williamson (born Amherst County, VA on October 21, 1805). The family moved to Rutherford County, TN in 1811. I'm looking for the parents and/or wife of Ludy Williamson.

Sep 4, 1998 - 21:44 - From: - Laura Carney

PEDLAR - I am a descendant of the "Pedlar" family of Cornwall. I am interested how the Pedlar River and Pedlar Mills in Amhurst County got its name. Was it named after a Pedlar family?

Sep 5, 1998 - 18:11 - From: - Judy

PEYTON - I am looking for information on Leroy Peyton. He married Millie Rogers (a Cherokee). Exactly who his parents are is a mystery. Some Have said his parents to be Phillip Peyton and Winnifred Bussell. Others say that Leroy's parents are Henry Peyton and Margaret Gallagher. I have beenunable to confirm either. All of these people were known to have been in the Amherst Co area in the 1760 to 1770 time period. Any information would be greatly appreciated

Sep 11, 1998 - 09:38 - From: - Mike Payton

GODFREY - Can anyone tell me if Arthur Godfrey, the entertainer and host to a variety show on television called "The Arthur Godfrey Show" in the 1950's, was born in Amherst County or did he have a home there? Thanks. Nora Barden

Sep 11, 1998 - 11:22 - From: - Nora Barden

DILLARD - I am looking for a Sarah Dillard born in Amherst County 1736 and died 10/12/1758. Supposedly, her parents were James Stephen Dillard and Lucy Wise. There have been several discrepancies regarding the Dillard's and would like to find someone that has more information.

Sep 16, 1998 - 19:06 - From: - Lorna K. Lueck

CAMPBELL - Am seeking ascendency and decendency information for a George (1721-1777) and Margaret (? - ?) Campbell and their children: John, George, Thomas, Audley, Catherine, Ruth, Elizabeth, Margaret and Archibald all of Amherst County, VA Will appreciate any information Regards- James Campbell

Sep 18, 1998 - 12:38 - From: - James H. Campbell

SMITH, COX, DICKEN(s) - I'am looking for anyone that may be able to shed some light on who the parents and siblings of my 4th great grandpa was. Thanks. Donata Boyle MY 4th great grandpa was SAMUEL SMITH Sr. b. 6-15-1760 in AMHERST CO.VA. d. 10-9-1844 in CUMBERLAND CO. KY. in (WHETSTONE which is in Burkesville) his wife was Dorcus (DICKEN) also born in Va. (no dates on her). Samuel Smith Sr. was a Rev. War Veteran I have a copy of his pension papers and he is a verified soldier with the DAR. His pension papers say that he enlisted into the Rev.War in April of 1778 in Montgomery Co. Va. in the pension papers he states that he had lived all his live before and during the War in Amherst and Montgomery Co. Va. after the war he moved his family to Russell Co. Va. till he moved to Clinton Co. Ky. in 1804 two years later in 1806 he owned land on Illwill Creek in Clinton Co.Ky. with his son Britian Smith(My 3rd great grandpa) (In 1806 Samuel got Land Grant of 151 acres of land on Illwill Creek) and his son Britian got a land grant of 400 acres of land on Illwill Creek). Illwill Creek is right on the Clinton and Cumberland Co. Ky. boarder. Later on Samuel moved into Cumberland Co. Ky. where he died in Whetstone which is outside of the town of Burkesville. At the time of his death in 1844 Samuel's wife Dorcus and all 10 of their children were still living. Here is the ABSTRACTS OF PENSION OF SOLDIERS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, WAR OF 1812 AND INDIAN WARS WHO SETTLED IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY KENTUCKY COMPILED BY: ANNIE WALKER BURNS R1 BX119 BENNINGS, WASHINGTON, D.C. in 1935. On page 29. SMITH, SAMUEL Rejected R.9848 Virginia The above named soldier was living in the county of Cumberland, state of Ky. when he applied for pension on the date of Aug. 29, 1834, aged 74. He states that he was born in the county of Amherst, state of Va., date of June 15, 1760. That he enlisted in the county of Montgomery, state of Va. , April 1778. Prior to the war he lived in Amherst and Montgomery Counties, Va. After the war he moved to Russel Co. Va., until 1804 when he came to Cumberland Co. Ky. In 1844, he was survived by his widow Darcus Smith and the following children: Polly,Jane,Britian,Fanny,Robert,Samuel,Darcus,Margaret, Eliza,William. He died Oct. 9, 1844. My NOTE: The Eliza above should be Elisha and there was an affadvid for this abstract for pension. From Samuel "Written by someone else" and also a affidavid from Elizabeth Pery and Robert Smith in Ky. on his character. See below for list of Samuel's kids; Thanks, Donata (Johnson) Boyle Here is a list of their Children and their spouses and the # of children they had. Note I only have info on 5 of the 10 kids they had.(My line is the 3rd child Britian Smith) Children of SAMUEL SMITH b.1760 and DORCUS (DICKEN) 1) MARY "POLLY" (SMITH) b. abt. 1799 d.aft. 1880 sp1. William FROGGE they had 9 kids sp2. John KOGER they had 3 kids 2) JANE (SMITH) no info on her *3) BRITAIN SMITH pronounced Britton bquery=I'am looking for anyone that may be able to shed some light on who the parents and siblings of my 4th great grandpa was. Thanks. Donata Boyle MY 4th great grandpa was SAMUEL SMITH Sr. b. 6-15-1760 in AMHERST CO.VA. d. 10-9-1844 in CUMBERLAND CO. KY. in (WHETSTONE which is in Burkesville) his wife was Dorcus (DICKEN) also born in Va. (no dates on her). Samuel Smith Sr. was a Rev. War Veteran I have a copy of his pension papers and he is a veriquery=I'am looking for anyone that may be able to shedJohnson is my father's mother and she is still living at age 91 the mother of 11 kids all living but 3. 4) FANNY (SMITH) no info on her 5) ROBERT C.SMITH b.abt.1802 sp.Cynthia(unknown)they had 10 kids 6) SAMUEL SMITH Jr. no info on him 7) DORCUS (SMITH) b.7-31-1811 m.8-6-1831 in Ky. d. 4-21-1881 in Clinton Co.KY.buried Mackey Cmty. sp.Alexander MACKEY they were the parents of 12kids 8) MARGARET (SMITH) no info on her 9) ELISHA SMITH this is a male and have no info on him 10) WILLIAM SMITH m. 1808 sp.Mary "Polly"(BLACK) they were the parents of 4 kids

Sep 18, 1998 - 18:13 - From: - Donata Boyle

MCCLOUD CLEMENTS - My ggggrandfather Angus MCCLOUD was in Amherst Co, VA in late 1700s. Believe he was born about 1740. Know of daughter Tabitha born about 1765, who married John Hilliard CLEMENTS on 3 Jan 1802 in Amherst Co. Have reference to an Angus MCCLOUD who landed in Port Hampton 3 May 1775 on the Rainbow prisoner ship from Liverpool. Grateful for any info.

Sep 19, 1998 - 00:43 - From: - Randy SMITH

CAMPBELL - Am seeking ascendency and decendency information for a George (1721-1777) and Margaret (? - ?) CAMPBELL and their children: John, George, Thomas, Audley (might be spelled Edley), Catherine, Ruth, Elizabeth. Margaret and Archibald, all of Amherst County, VA. Will appreciate any information.

Sep 19, 1998 - 16:57 - From: - James

SKINNER, KNUCKLES - Searching for the families of Talifero Skinner and Elizabeth Knuckles married in Amhert Co. VA on 9 Sep 1825. Thanks

Sep 20, 1998 - 15:29 - From: - Carolyn Hickey

MAYS - Looking for the names of Anderson Mays' parents. Anderson Mays was married to Elizabeth Jane Wright on 6 May 1851. Anderson was listed missing in action in Gettysburg around July 3, 1863. Anderson's children included: William, Susan, John, George Anderson, and Jessie W Mays. Need to know who his parents were and/or which county Anderson was born in. Or what his actual birthdate was. Would love to here from any descendants.

Sep 20, 1998 - 23:39 - From: - Sharon Mays Williamson

ROBERTSON - I'd like to know more about the family of George Wayne Robertson, from Lynchburg, Va who passed away in Oct. of 1976

Sep 22, 1998 - 15:01 - From: - Rhonda Carter

KELLEY - I am searching for information on a Benjamin Kelley who was given a land grant in Amherst County Va. in 1799. Any help appreciated

Sep 23, 1998 - 18:56 - From: - Maureen Johnson

TOLBERT, BROWN ,LEWIS - I am searching for information about A Mary A. Tolbert born in Amherst who married George W. Brown. She is the daughter of R.and H. Tolbert. Also information on Randolph Tolbert who was a widow and married Mary Lewis. Randolph being the son of R. and J. Tolbert. Thanks, Tammy Tolbert Hudson

Sep 27, 1998 - 00:54 - From: - Tammy Tolbert Hudson

OAK GROVE LODGE - I have a relative that was buried on the property of Oak Grove Lodge when it was known as "the poor house". It is outside of Chatham in Pittsylvania County. I am posted here because this is a Consolidated District Home for six counties Amherst is one of these counties. I am trying to find others who may have relatives who were buried there and the forgotton about by the home. I first saw these graves ten years ago and only in the last couple years did the home admit it was their graves. There are no old record. There are some grave but there are also just metal markers with numbers and no records. I was told by someone you might find that on that persons death certificate. If you feel a may be there please contact me at: and I will tell you what names are there. Thank you, Alva

Sep 30, 1998 - 17:40 - From: - Alva Balter Noonan

TAYLOR, WEBB - Seeking information on Polly Taylor and her father Edward Taylor. Polly married William Webb in Amherst County in 1799. Believe that they had 2 sons - Abraham and Joel.

Oct 2, 1998 - 20:34 - From: -

ISOM - Looking for precedants and family of Charles Isom, born Amherst County, April 24, 1784. Any help would be appreciated.

Oct 3, 1998 - 16:32 - From: - Lewis Webb

DAVIS - I have researched one branch of my family back to John Davis, Sr. who may have lived in Amherst County. He was born in 1732, married Jemima Jefferson, and had a son, William Davis, who was born in 1747 in Augusta County, Va. Any further info would be greatly appreciated.

Oct 8, 1998 - 00:30 - From: - Carolyn Berger

GOODE - Searching for the mother of Nancy Campbell who married James Miller (1786-1880) in 1808 Amherst Co, VA. Was she the daughter of William Campbell and Sally (Goode) Campbell, a daughter of Daniel Goode b. 1715/20 and Mary (Campbell) Goode? Would welcome documentation to confirm this Goode-Campbell connection. Rubinette MillerNiemann

Oct 11, 1998 - 18:29 - From: - Rubinette Niemann

MCDANIEL TERRY BIBB - Seeking info. of John McDANIEL and his wife Sarah Ira TERRY McDANIEL. John was born 7 April 1781. I would like to learn about the TERRY family, dates and their history in Va. Also learn the history of the father of John. I understand that Sarah Ira TERRY had a twin sister named Nancy Bibb TERRY. Also what are the names and dates of any brother and sisters born in Amherst Co.

Oct 12, 1998 - 22:46 - From: - Jerry E. Brown

CAREY - CARY - On 1 Nov 1799, Daniel Carey married Susannah Fox and William Cary married Mrs. Betsy Choop in Amherst County. Are William and Daniel brothers? Who are their parents?

Oct 14, 1998 - 01:31 - From: - Linda Emry

BARNET, BARRETT, HOWARD, NAPIER - I am looking for information about John BARNET of Amherst Co. VA who died previous to 1826. The administrator of his estate was Charles S. BARRETT who was living in Nelson County, VA in 1826. I am trying to ascertain the relationship between these men and Samuel HOWARD of Harlan Co., KY, who gave his power of attorney to Edmund NAPIER of Harlan Co., KY to pursue HOWARD's interest in the estate of John BARNET. Thanks.

Oct 16, 1998 - 12:32 - From: - Tom Howard

PROFFITTS/ROBERTSON/COCKRAN - PROFFITT, ROBERTSON, COCKRAN. I'm seeking informatino on Augustine Proffitt and Elizabeth Robertson who married in Amherst County in 1790. I'm particularly interested in Elizabeth's family. If anyone has information regarding the ROBERTSON family of Amherst County, please let me know. I also need information on the family of Sally Cockran who married David Proffitt, son of Augustine.

Oct 16, 1998 - 15:55 - From: - Cynthia Ranucci

GILLESPIE, CARTWRIGHT - Seeking info on George GILLESPIE. Daughter Frances m. Justinian CARTWRIGHT

Oct 18, 1998 - 20:29 - From: - Ann Farnsworth

GILLESPIE, CARTWRIGHT - Researching Matthew CARTWRIGHT b St. Mary's Co. Md. d. 1772 Fairfax Co. Va. Lived in Charles Co. Md., Fairfax Co. & Amherst Co. Va. Ch: John b 1779 Margaret Patterson Peter b 1748 Amherst Co. Va. m.1787 Cristina Garvin Matthew d. at Battle of Brandywine m. Margaret William Justinian b 1752 d 1832 Ky. m. 1777 Va.. Frances Gillespie

Oct 18, 1998 - 20:33 - From: - Ann Farnsworth

SMILEY, WATSON - Seeking information on James SMILEY who married Kiturah WATSON in Amherst, VA in 1805. All information will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Oct 19, 1998 - 01:02 - From: - Mary Sias

SOUTHARD (OR SOUTHWARD) PHILLIPS - JAMES SOUTHARD, (SOUTHWARD) and MARY ANN PHILLIPS, AMHERST COUNTY VA in the 1800-1828 time period. Probably marr in 1821, this couple lived in Amherst Co until 1828, when they left VA to move westward. They had 3 children, LEMUEL, b]13 July 1822 ELDRIGE, b]1823 and CHRISTINA, b]1828 Description of life in Amherst Co on son Lemuel's obit: " My parents were early VA settlers, 'coming from England', I was born in Amherst Co, near the town of Lynchburg. Our home was on the banks of the James River, and near the Amherst Co Courthouse. My Father raised horses. We left VA for IN about 1828." I would be most grateful for references, suggestions, referrals, record look-ups, for any records this family left behind, as marriage or birth records, land title or deeds, or census information that could tell me anything about them; I don't know what family they belonged to, and have no records to help trace them. Can you advise? Shirley Southard Schach;

Oct 19, 1998 - 03:16 - From: - Shirley Southard Schach

HIGGINBOTHAM - HIGGINBOTHAM, William born ca. 1788 Amherst County, Va. William's father was Caleb Higginbotham born ca. 1761 Amherst County, Va. Caleb married Mary Ann Cash. Caleb's father Benjamin Higginbotham born ca. 1729 Amherst County, Va. Benjamin married Elizabeth Graves. Any information on this family would be appreciated.

Oct 19, 1998 - 12:00 - From: - Shirley Baker

FRANKLIN - Looking for info on Henry M. Franklin, born 1717 in Amherst Co, VA and died 1792 in Amherst Co. I believe he married Margaret Peachy or Hensley about 1736. They had a son, Samuel Franklin, Sr born 1762 Amherst Co and died 1836 Bedford Co, VA. He married Rachel Powell 1794 Amherst Co. Any info on this family appreciated.

Oct 20, 1998 - 20:43 - From: - Flo Cox

McFALLS - Looking for info on Sampson McFalls born abt 1808 in Amherst Co, VA. I believe he married Susan. They had Thomas McFalls in 1833. Any info on this family greatly appreciated. God bless you, Flo

Oct 20, 1998 - 20:49 - From: - Flo Cox

McDANIEL, RUCKER,TERRY, WARE, TINSLEY, GOFF - My primary line is McDANIEL, starting with George McDANIEL and his wife Margaret GOFF. McDANIEL family members have married into the following surnames: TERRY, RUCKER, GOFF/or GOUGH, TINSLEY, PENDLETON, WARE. I have the somes names, but would like to have dates and places of birth, deaths, marriges etc. McDANIEL family members later removed to the old 96th Dist. SC, mainly Edgefield Co., then on to Ga. and Ala., Miss. and Txs.

Oct 22, 1998 - 00:20 - From: - Jerry E. BROWN

TOTTEN - Looking for information on Benjamin TOTTEN who died in Lynchburg in 1790  Children of Jonas Totten and Ann Fulton are:  582i. James Totten, born 1734 in Fishkill, Dutchess Co., NY; died in Ulster County, NY; married Marian Bedell Sep 3, 1756 in Fishkill, Dutchess Co., NY.ii. Jonas Totten, born 1736 in Fishkill, Dutchess Co., NY; died 1840 in Crawford Co., IN.iii. Benjamin Totten, born 1730 in Fishkill, Dutchess Co., NY; died 1790 in Lynchburg, VA; married Esther Hicks.

Oct 22, 1998 - 18:10 - From: - Brad Wilson

SOUTHARD, PHILLIPS - Moses Phillips; Lemuel Phillips; and Mary Ann Phillips who married James Southard Would appreciate hearing from the descendants of any of the above 1800 inhabitants of Amherst Co or referrals to Library materials for records or look-ups of same.

Oct 23, 1998 - 04:20 - From: - Shirley Schach

AARON - Seeking info. on DANIEL AARON, b.abt.1697,-d.Apr.1,1765 in Amherst Co. Va., wife was Anne???. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much. Wayne Pailloz Dillard,Ga.

Oct 24, 1998 - 09:42 - From: - Wayne Pailloz

RUSHER - Looking for information on Alexander Rusher who was on the 1850 census.

Oct 24, 1998 - 17:19 - From: - David Rusher

NATHAN BEVERLY EDWARD PARKER WILLIS - Looking for info on parents of Samuel Beverly,His Father is listed as Nathan Beverly on his marriage papers to Rhoda Terry..Am also looking for info onEdward Parker Willis who married Margaret Ann Beverly in Amherstin 1883

Oct 28, 1998 - 00:29 - From: - Robert l. Callahan

LOGAN - I'm searching for information on Alexander LOGAN b.1762 in Amherst Co.,VA ? He married Jenny Sadler and they had ten children. I believe most of their children were born in Amherst Co.,Va. Any info on this LOGAN family would be appreciated. Thanks! Brenda Bruneau

Oct 28, 1998 - 11:54 - From: - Brenda Bruneau

CLARKSON, JONES, HIGHT (HITE) - CLARKSON, JONES, HIGHT (HITE) seeking parents of Thomas JONES b 1755, d 08 Jul 1835 and for wife Catherine CLARKSON b 11 Jun 1760 d Mar 1847 m 17 Oct 1780 and for their son Shelton JONES' wife Mona HIGHT(or HITE).

Oct 29, 1998 - 13:48 - From: - Joe Ware

SMALL - William Small b.c.1740 married Mary Henderson, alledged to be in Amherst Co., They had children, John, James, William Henry and other unproved siblings. They moved to Logan Co., Ky in the late 1700's. Anyone knowing the parent of William Plaese e-mail.

Nov 1, 1998 - 19:56 - From: - Jim Small

CHILDRESS - Searching for information on Robert Childress, b. ~1765 m. Mary Tompkins 1810, Amherst Co. Va. Anyone know his ancestors? Please E-Mail.

Nov 4, 1998 - 21:01 - From: - Greg Whitlock

DUNKLE, GRAGG - I need help in finding a marriage record for William Gragg, Jr. and Nancy Dunkle. Nancy believed to have been born in Amherst County area. However, I believe this may be her second marriage; so I phrase that search this way , giving you all the facts that I know. I search for a Nancy DUNKLE and her parents. Let me state my case and what I think Nancy's profile is: I am looking for a Male DUNKLE/DUNKEL born about 1794 that married a Nancy about 1814; and he died about 1826. His wife Nancy was born about 1794 and died about 1836. After our male DUNKLE died, Nancy remarried to a William Gragg, Jr. born Augusta County April 15, 1758 (this his second marriage)and moved to Ashe County, NC where Harvey GRAGG (my wife's great grandfather) was born in 1827. Nancy and William may have had three male children born between 1815 and 1820. The 1820 Census should have listed a Male DUNKLE as Head of Household at age 26, with a female at age 26 and perhaps three male children 0 to 9. It is Nancy's last name and parents that I seek. Can you help, even if it is only locating them in the wilderness!! Regards,

Nov 7, 1998 - 09:32 - From: - Harvey R Nickerson

LANHAM, NIGHTENGALE - Looking for information on the family of Greenberry LANHAM and Catherine (NIGHTENGALE?) LANHAM. GreenBerry might be the Berry Lanham listed on the 1787 Amherst Co. VA tax list.

Nov 7, 1998 - 20:53 - From: - Vic Lee

DILLARD, CLARK - I am searching for information on B F DILLARD, b Feb 29, 1820 in Amherst Cty, VA; d. Oct 20, 1884 in Union Parish, LA. He married Ellen Jasper CLARK in Feb. 1848. Her parents were William and Margaret CLARK. Any information would be greatly apprecialted. Martha

Nov 11, 1998 - 10:46 - From: - Martha Stinson

NELSON - I am trying to locate any information about my grandmother, Emily Whitehead Hudson. Her mother was a Nelson and I would like to research the Nelson family. Thank you.

Nov 11, 1998 - 11:02 - From: - Emily Grace Tyree

HUGHES - Seeking information on the family of William Hughes who bought land in Amherst Co on Fawn Creek, a branch of Harris Crek in 1769. His will was probated in 1802 and list his sons: Harrison Hughes, William Hughes and Orlander Hughes. The sons, William (Jr) and Harrison inhertited the land. William (Jr) died in 1813 and the land went to his sons: David G Hughes and Spottswood H. Hughes. The land included 92 acres and a mansion house with an additional 375 acres. Any information on this family or the exact location of Fawn Creek, greatly appreciated. B.V. Hughes

Nov 11, 1998 - 15:54 - From: - B.V. HUGHES

BYERS - I am looking for any information pertaining to James William Byers of Amherst Cty. He was the son, I am told, of "Hooker" Byers. This is all I have to go on....If anyone has ANY information, I would greatly appreciate the next link.....thanks

Nov 11, 1998 - 21:26 - From: - Sandee Pinkston

DILLARD - I am researching the family history of B.F. Dillard. He was born in 1820. I am told that his tombstone records his birth as occuring in Amherst, VA. By age 20 he had moved to northern Louisiana where he lived the balance of this life. I would appreciate any assistance that you care to offer and would be glad to share my research.

Nov 15, 1998 - 15:17 - From: - Darryl Templer

FERGUSON - Im looking for any information on the family of John Ferguson b. 1780 in VA. Married Jane Smith on Nov. 30, 1809 in Nelson County VA. Died March 28, 1840 in Gasconade Co. MO. Thank you

Nov 15, 1998 - 18:26 - From: - Sandi Smith

HORTON, ARTHUR - Looking for information on the HORTON's of Amherst County. I can trace back to 1730, but all is verbal. I am specifically looking for any information on James Madison HORTON b 23 Dec 1837 d 4 Aug 1899 and his wife, Kathrine (sometimes Catherine) Leftwich ARTHUR b 14 Jan 1853 (or Sep 1852, or 16 June 1853) - depends on the source and died 20 Nov 1932. Kate was apparently a pension applicant, although I cannot find for what at this point. They had ten confirmed children - William abt 1870; May or Mae 1872; Arthur 1873; James Madison II 1876; Richard 1878; Annie 1881; Lulu 1886; Minnie 1888; Edwin 1892; Emma 1893. It is rumored that James Madison served for the Conferacy, although I have no proof of that as of yet. Perhaps that is where Kate's pension would be from?? I am also looking for the Centinary Methodist Church Cemetary, Naola, where many of these folks are buried. I hope to find James's parents and grandparents in this cemetary as well, although I really have no clue where they might be. I have never been to Amherst County, and would like to plan a trip to investigate this cemetary, as well as the church records. Any guidance would be much appreciated!

Nov 17, 1998 - 00:13 - From: - Cyndi Hermey

TURNER, THOMAS - I have found the marriage notice of terisha turner and elizabeth thomas in August 1780 in the Amherst County records. The father was Stephen Turner. My grandmother was a sixth generation Turner. I would appreciate any information on the Turners or the thomas of that period.

Nov 17, 1998 - 15:44 - From: - wilse b. webb

SYDNOR - Arthur Randolph born in Amhurst 1880. Seeking correspondance with descendants about missing branch on our family tree.

Nov 18, 1998 - 15:46 - From: - A.C.Sawyer

MCDANIEL - Looking for Willie B. McDaniel married Sallie Bettie, had at least one son Ward McDaniel born 1887 David Agee or 927 Rose Clifton Forge, Va 24422

Nov 18, 1998 - 23:24 - From: - David Agee

MARTIN - I would to find out who the ancester's of John Philip Martin Were. John Philip Martin b.abt 1813 Amherst,VA died Mar.1882 Gilmore,Neb Wife was Milissa Waren b.June 6 1840 Fairfield,Vt died Nov.29 1916 Prairie Cty Iowa.

Nov 19, 1998 - 00:32 - From: - Don Trail

-ROBERTSON - I am seeking any information on the parents of HARVEY ROBERTSON born abt 1816 in Amhearst Co, VA. He married Fannie A. Henson. Harvey was one of five brothers whose father migrated from Scotland abt 1750. Two of his brothers were Thomas and Benjamin ROBERTSON. If you know anything about this family, I would really appreciate hearing from you.

Nov 22, 1998 - 23:02 - From: - Jan Lowry

DAVIS, BARKER, LIVELY, RAGLAN - I am seeking information on Rev. John Davis, his wife Mary (Lively?) Davis, their daughter Sophronia Davis Barker, Rev. Davis' fathr and mother, Daniel Davis and ____ (Raglan?). Am seeking to prove ancestry for my husband for the Sons of the American Revolution. A DAR entry from around 1910 contains these names as the ancestors, and I find many weddings done by Rev. John Davis in the Amherst County area and Fredricksburg. Any help would be appreciated. Conni Barker

Nov 24, 1998 - 23:54 - From: - conni barker

WOOD BEVERLY PHILLIPS - WOOD/BEVRLY/PHILLIPS - Amherst Co. I am seeking information regarding the parents of an AURORA WOOD b: 1846 according to her marriage license. On her 1881 marriage license to RICHARD BEVERLY b: 1843 she list her parents as "CABELL & MARY WOOD". Aurora & Richard's marriage license may be dated 1881, but on the 1900 Amherst Co. census report they apparently told the census taker that they had been married 35 yrs. And indeed, they are found together on the 1870 Amherst Co. census with a child named, MORRIS BEVERLY b: 1866. Aurora is quite often found listed as RORA ANN, NORA ANN, and ROWANNA. Her marriage license simply states AURORA, but I suspect her middle name was ANN. In an 1863 Will at the Amherst Co. Courthouse for a CABELL WOOD b: 1786 there is an AURERA ANN WOOD mentioned as an enheritant along with his other children. This could be the Cabell she gave as her father, but he is married to an ELIZABETH PHILLIPS b: 1790, and both these persons would have been well into their 50's when she was born. His other children are: OLIVER C. WOOD b: 1825, ELIZABETH WOOD (MITCHELL) b: 1828, and JAMES WOOD b: 1835. Perhaps there is ANOTHER Cabell Wood? Perhaps ELIZABETH WOOD is actually MARY ELIZABETH WOOD? Perhaps AURORA is the daughter of another deceased son, therefore "entitled" in Cabell's Will on his behalf? Anyone with any information that would help me with this delemna, please contact me: Pam

Nov 26, 1998 - 08:41 - From: - Pam Thoenen

STATON - I'm looking for information on Thomas Staton, b. about 1732, d. about 1785. Will recorded in Amhearst April 23, 1785. Wife Ann Moore. Info about him, his parents & children are very much appreciated. My web site is: , If I have any info you need or want, I'll be glad to share. Thank you, Dell Staton

Nov 27, 1998 - 20:43 - From: - Dell Staton

LAVINDER/LAVENDER - I am looking for additional info and William Henry Lavender and wife, Sara Burley, both from Amherst. They are buried at Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg, with his death in 1912. (Their marriage certificate states that his parents were Wm. and Sarah Lavender from Amherst. Her parents were Uriah and Teacy Ann Burley.) Wm. and Sarah B. had 7 children, I believe, all born in Amherst and Lynchburg. Sure would like to make some more connections. There does not appear to be a connection with the Lavinder's of Franklin County. Thanks.

Nov 28, 1998 - 16:48 - From: - Lynlee Lambeth Long

ROBERTSON, HENSON - ROBERTSON/HENSON - Seeking information about the parents of Harvey ROBERTSON (1816 Amherst Co, - 1895 Polk Co, MO). He married Fannie A. HENSON (1820-1887. Harvey had four brothers, two of which were Thomas and Benjamin. I am told their father came from Scotland abt 1750. Any information about this line would be appreciated!

Nov 30, 1998 - 00:51 - From: - Jan Lowry

Lawhorn(e) - I am looking for info on the family of John A LAwhorn(e)Jr born in Amherst County April 30 , 1835. I am looking for info on his parents John A Lawhorn Sr and unkn mother. John Jr later was married in Nelson County to a Missouri A CAmpbell born 1839.

Nov 30, 1998 - 14:46 - From: - Tammie Eggleston-Wooldridge

LAWHORN(E) - Looking for info on a John A Lawhorn(e) Jr as well as John Sr from the part of Amherst that became Nelson county in 1807. Any info on them or the relatives, ancesters, wives, would be great.

Dec 2, 1998 - 23:15 - From: - Tammie Wooldridge

ISHAM, ISOM, ISON - Isham/Isom/Ison I am seaching for information on my family of Michael R. ISHAM/ISOM born 4 July 1793 in Amherst Co.,VA died in 11 Oct 1871 in Washington Co., Ky 1st marriage to Margaret (peggy) ISON b. abt 1798 in Washington Co.,KY d. bef.1838 in KY d/o John ISON, b. 22 Apr 1778 in Amherst Co.,VA and Celis NEW b. 15 MAy 1779 (Michael and Margarent were cousins) Michael R. ISHAM/ISOM s/o James ISOM/ISON b. 1750-60 in Amherst? and Mary(Polly) Michael's 2nd marriage was to Priscilla Wickersham of Mercer Co., KY

Dec 3, 1998 - 12:58 - From: - Robin Moulton

EVANS MORRIS - EVANS MORRIS EVANS b abt 1829 m AMERICA ? b abt 1837. Listed on the 1870 census as living in the Elon Twp with children : WALTER aged 16, BARNES aged 14**, ROBERT LEE aged 4 & SARAH aged 1 MORRIS listed his occupation as carpenter **Not sure if I have the name right, but it looked like that on the census. Any info on this family would be much appreciated. Also if anyone is researching names I am interested in the MORRIS both as a given & last name. Thank you Kathy

Dec 7, 1998 - 12:23 - From: - KATHY PEIRCE

McGhees/Lights/Cassell's - Searching for any McGhee's- I am searching for the ancestors of my great grandmother: Martha Jane McGhee Light. b. 5-4-1870 & d. 2-12-1950 of cancer. I believe her parents were: William & J.A. McGhee. (J.A. -I believe is Julia (July Ann Compton) We know nothing of her past. She was a mystery woman-who was she? Where did she come from? Any info would be so appreciated. We were told that she spoke of: Swords Creek, Ravens, Red Ash, Va.

Dec 9, 1998 - 07:28 - From: - Wanda Moran

KENT, LUCK - John D. KENT was born about 1829 in Amherst County, Virginia. He was the son of William and Elizabeth KENT. He had many brothers and sisters. He married Mary Ophelia LUCK in 1854.

Dec 9, 1998 - 17:27 - From: - Jim Williams

ATTKISSON, CLEVELAND, BURROUGHS, SANDIDGE - Seeking any info on Isaiah ATTKISSON who left a will dated Oct 20, 1818; probated Aug 20, 1820 in Amherst Co., VA; wife unknown. Known children were: Patsey ATTKISSON who m. Benjamin CLEVELAND; Elizabeth ATTKISSON who m. Peter BURROUGHS and William ATTKISSON, wife unknown - had children Walker ATTKISSON (m. Rachel SANDIDGE Mar 27, 1799 Amherst Co., VA) and Molly ATTKISSON.

Dec 12, 1998 - 10:21 - From: - James L. Atkisson

ADAMS - Looking for any information on ROBERT KIDWELL ADAMS born Amherst County Virginia 1804 died Nelson County Virginia 1838

Dec 13, 1998 - 18:34 - From: - Dorothy Steinke

CAMPBELL - I am Carroll W. Campbell searching for info on my gggrandfather Dandridge Campbell ?-? my ggf was Jessie Vivian Campbell b. 6 Oct 1885 d. 7 Aug 1972. My gf was Vivian Massie Campbell b. 7 Aug 1910 - d. 11 Jan 1975. My Father whose named after my gggrandfather is Dandridge Byron Campbell b. 17 May 1932 and still resides in Amherst,VA. I am currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in Japan and finding it hard to get any research data from home, any assistance on my family line would be appreciated. Thank you. My Mailing address is: Carroll W. Campbell PSC 559 Box 6014 FPO AP 96377-6014

Dec 14, 1998 - 07:10 - From: - Carroll W. Campbell

COLEMAN - Seeking information on Lindsey Coleman who married Permelia Stinnett in Amherst Co. in 1836. Some of their children include:Rosetta narrued Alfred Cooper; John D. married Lucinda Staton; Josiah married Mahala Henson; Evelina married Wm. Sorrells Samuel married Mattie/Molly Duff; Susan and Lucy. Especially need death dates and parentage of Lindsey.

Dec 18, 1998 - 23:06 - From: - Carol Hite Harlow

DAVIS, SORRELLS, JARVIS - I am seeking information on Benjamin H. DAVIS(b Jan. 1, 1832) who married Roxsinia Coffey( I have info on her) Also, I need information on Joseph SORRELLS(b Feb. 4,1836 & d. Dec. 3, 1909) & his wife Mary M. JARVIS(b Jan 18. 1841 & d. Oct. 28, 1930) All lived in Coffeytown or nearby. I need their parents names & any info as to birth/death dates & locations. I also believe I am related to John & James LONDON'S who were in Amherst Co. in the 1700s

Dec 22, 1998 - 16:33 - From: - Brian Lonon

BURNETT/SMALL - Looking for information on Elizabeth Burnett ca 1768 Amherst Co., Va married Thomas Small. Her father Jeremiah Burnett ca 1740 where? married?. Thank You

Dec 22, 1998 - 16:46 - From: - K

ANGUS - I am looking for info. on William Angus who faught in the A.R. and had several sons and daughters. Alexander Angus is my ancestor. Alexander is one of the sons of William. Thank you, Ray Angus

Dec 27, 1998 - 17:07 - From: - Ray Angus

MARTIN - 1 Samuel (Lieut) Martin b: in Devonshire, England d: 1683 +Phoebe Bisbey Bracey b: in London, England m: 1644 in New Haven, CT 2 Samuel Martin, Jr. b: 1648 2 David Martin b: 1650 2 William Seaborn Martin b: 1653 in North Atlantic Ocean d: Jul 4, 1715 in Woodbury, CT +Abigail Nichols b: Feb 6, 1663/64 in Stratford, Connecticut d: Jan 4,1734/35 in Woodbury, CT m: Jun 25, 1685 3 Joseph Martin b: Nov 1691 d: 1740 +Sarah Harris 4 Abijah Martin b: 1720 4 Ashel Martin b: 1724 4 Andrew Martin b: 1726 4 Amos Martin b: 1728 4 Joseph Martin b: 1730 4 Gideon Martin b: 1736 Does anyone know if this was the Gideon Martin in Amherst County in 1770-1785 time period and later moved to and died in Warren County, Kentucky?

Jan 3, 1999 - 06:00 - From: - Herb Scott

GATEWOOD - Seeking any Ainformation on Edmond Gatewood,son of William Gatewood and Sarah Foster, born ca. 1778, Amherst Co. Leased land "down Buflow River" in 1789; had land patent in 1799.

Jan 3, 1999 - 15:22 - From: - Ann Hagerty

Eggleston, Campbell - Looking for info on the Eggleston family. Moved to the Amherst/Madison Heights area from Reidsville NC. Family of George C Eggleston Sr married to Mae Elizabeth Campbell from the Shenendoah Valey area.

Jan 3, 1999 - 23:34 - From: - Tammie Eggleston-Wooldridge

RICHARDSON/WILLS - My grandfather, Tarquin S. Richardson was born in Amherst Co., 24 Sep 1843, s/o James Muse Richardson and Narcissa(Nicessa T.)Wills, his 2 brothers, Atwell Smallwood, and James Delarine and 2 sisters, Elzira Elizabeth and Melissa Susan were all born in Amherst Co., In 1850 Census they were in Cloverdale, Botetourt Co., I am seeking information on parents and seblings of James Muse Richardson. I have published a book on the descendants of James Muse and Narcissa, but have not been able to find his parents. Could he have been the s/o Jesse Richerson? Would appreciate any information on them.

Jan 4, 1999 - 00:05 - From: - Lucille R. McMillan

POFF, PAUFF - I am looking for information on my GGG Grandfather Riley POFF or PAUFF. Also may be identified as James Riley or J. R. He wound up in Coffee County Tennessee in the 1850 census married to Nancy KIDD. He received a land grant from TN in Warren County (Coffee formed from Warren) in 1838. I have Ancestral File AFN:1FRT-3LO listing Amherst County as birthplace. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Kevin Poff.

Jan 4, 1999 - 12:17 - From: - Kevin W. Poff

Lawhorn(e) - Looking for info on the following people: John A Lawhorn(e) Sr, would like parents names, and any brothers and sisters names as well, and wife. Had a son named John Jr born in Amherst April 30,1835. John Jr maried Missouri Ann Campbell possibly from Nelson County born about 1839. George Lawhorn(e) possible father of John A Lawhorn Sr Nancy Parsons wife of George Lawhorn(e)

Jan 5, 1999 - 14:05 - From: - Tammie Eggleston Wooldridge

PENCE , CAMPBELL - Looking for info on the following people: any family of the late Mae Elizabeth Campbell and George Cabell Eggleston Sr , from Madison Heights area at time of death. Mae was the daughter of William Edward Campbell (June 19,1883- march 20,1966)and Bessie Mae Pence (March 6 1886- April 28 1947) both burried at SpringHill Cemetary Lynchburg Va. Looking for brothers and sisters, as well as both their parents info.

Jan 5, 1999 - 14:12 - From: - Tammie Eggleston Wooldridge

MARTIN - In 1850 a blacksmith, R C MARTIN, age 41, with his wife Nancy and 5 children lived in Amherst County. Looking for information on the parents of R C and Nancy.

Jan 6, 1999 - 00:47 - From: - Herb Scott

WRIGHT,ELLIS,HARDING - My g.g.g.g. grandparents were Isaac WRIGHT b. 1730-40 in Amherst Co. VA and Susannah ELLIS. Susannah born on Nov. 9, 1744, Her parents were Capt. Charles ELLIS, and Susannah HARDING. Any help? Terry D. Wright

Jan 6, 1999 - 17:49 - From: - Terry D. Wright

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

Jan 10, 1999 - 10:39 - From: - L. Carney

SNOW - Charles SNOW b. abt 1816 in Virgina. Married Martha. Appears the SNOW family resided at one time in Amherst Co. I also found a William SNOW, b. 4 May 1827 in Mattison, Amherst, VA; d. 17 May 1891 in Moweague, Shelby, IL. M. Arminda MONTGOMERY on 16 May 1851. Both Charles and William ended up in Shelby Co, IL. May be brothers. Thank you.

Jan 12, 1999 - 11:23 - From: - Mike Malerich

FRANKLIN/HENSLEY - HENRY FRANKLIN - born ca. 1728 in Amherst County married MARGARET HENSLEY who was born ca. 1730 in Amherst County. Would appreciate any info on their descendants. Will share info. Thanks.

Jan 13, 1999 - 20:21 - From: - Carol Sikes

POWELL, WORTHAM, WHITEHEAD, PHILLIPS - I am searching for cousins who descend from the POWELL line. My earliest POWELL is John, b. abt 1725, whose wife was Eliza. They had a son, Francis, b. about 1749 in Amherst Co. Francis married Mary WHITEHEAD. Francis and Mary POWELL had a daughter named Jane, b. 6 Nov 1795, probably in Amherst, d. 28 Aug 1862. Jane POWELL married Samuel WORTHAM on 19 Nov 1812 - not sure where. Samuel was b. 6 Sep 1784, and d. 2 Nov 1867. Their daughter, Mary Ormond WORTHAM was born 6 Nov 1813 in Georgia, according to my files. Mary died abt 1865 in Alabama. When she was 19 years old, on 7 Dec 1832, she married Ichabod PHILLIPS in Meriwether Co., GA. Any help with any of these names would be greatly appreciated.

Jan 14, 1999 - 01:04 - From: - Jayna Quinn

BROWN - Looking for the parents of Starke BROWN.

Jan 14, 1999 - 22:26 - From: - Jackie Smith

PRYOR/PRIER/PRIOR - Looking for parentage and children of James Pryor/Prier/Prior who along with brothers Nicholas and William moved to Kanawha Co WV.

Jan 15, 1999 - 11:08 - From: - Velma Sippie

PRYOR/PRIER/PRIOR - Looking for parentage and children of James Pryor/Prier/Prior who along with brothers Nicholas and William moved to Kanawha Co WV.

Jan 15, 1999 - 11:08 - From: - Velma Sippie

SMITH, LANHAM - I am looking for information about Leddy Smith who married John Lanham in Amherst Co, Va. Her father was Childers or Childress Smith.

Jan 15, 1999 - 13:49 - From: - Patricia Brown Dominguez

SALE - Sale, Alexander: b. 1824 in Amherst Co., d. 1907 in Amherst Co. Interested in his parents and ancestry. Thanks!

Jan 15, 1999 - 21:17 - From: - Leslie Bohon

TAYLOR - Looking for the parents of Henry Taylor of Amherst County. He was married to Mary Taylor on December 24, 1794 in Amherst County, VA. Her father is John Taylor who was born April 15, 1752, mother unknown. Henry is named on John's Rev. War pension as his nephew, "a son of his sister's". They all moved to KY. Help!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 17, 1999 - 15:12 - From: - Mary Ann Norris

GRAYSON - I am searching for the family of John Grayson, b. 1770 in Amhurst Co. He was a surveyor and married Sallie Carter of Red Hills in 1792 and then came to north Alabama. Joy coker

Jan 17, 1999 - 19:09 - From: - Joy Coker

BLEDSOE - Looking for Bledsoes lived in Amherst and Orange Va 1700 on

Jan 19, 1999 - 23:00 - From: - Marisa Baldwin

WARWICK / PATTERSON - WARWICK / PATTERSON I'm searching for any info concerning John M. Warwick of Amherst Co.,Virginia, and his freeing of approx. 300 slaves about 1850, purchasing land, building cabins, and providing all support for 1 year, in Logan Co., Ohio, where he moved them in 1851/52.He employed Dr. David Patterson to carry out this project. Two of the slaves names are recorded as Mingo Banks, and Richard Thomas. I am interested in all aspects of this story. Their lives before, during, and after their brief stay in the "Warwick Settlement". Please send reply to:

Jan 19, 1999 - 23:25 - From: - Michael R. Armstrong


Jan 22, 1999 - 22:18 - From: - KENNETH E. HILBURN

STRATTON - STRATTON, SOLOMON Looking for parents of solomon (m jane whitten) b abt 1745. Unconfirmed source states they were John and Mary Stratton. Later moved to Wythe Co and then Floyd Co Ky. Ron Stratton

Jan 23, 1999 - 18:53 - From: - Ron STRATTON

HEGARTY - If you are descended from a Peter Hegarty (Hagarty), who was born in County Cork, Ireland, in the 1820s and who emigrated to Virginia, possibly Amherst County, in the 1840s, I would be very interested in talking to you. I am publishing a book this spring on the Hegarty family (he had five brothers and two sisters, most of whom settled in Canada), their origins in Ireland (I have found their farm and house they lived in) and the lives the eight children carved out in North America. Peter’s younger brother Michael joined him in Virginia and spent his life there, dying in an accident at Richmond in 1879. I have next to no information about Peter and I really want to include him in this book. He may have married a Foley, but I don’t know. If you can help, please e-mail me. If not, thanks for your time and sorry for the intrusion. P.S. If you’re descended from any of Peter’s brothers, Michael, Cornelius, Timothy, John or Daniel, or sisters Ellen and Bridget, I’d also be happy to hear from you. Thanks again, Jim Hagarty

Jan 29, 1999 - 16:20 - From: - Jim Hagaty

HAGER - Looking for the family of John Hager,b.1786, Amherst County. Married Elizabeth Johnson, need all childrens stats.

Jan 30, 1999 - 16:04 - From: - Frank Covey

SCOTT - Looking for info on George Washington Scott. DOB 11/22/1795. Moved to Shady Valley Tenn.

Jan 31, 1999 - 00:26 - From: - Lacy Scott

CRAWFORD - Searching for ANTHONY CRAWFORD who was born in VA est 1780-81 He died in Lincoln Co, TN in 1857. I noticed most of the Crawfords who were listed in the 1790 VA census index were in this county. Anthony was married to Elizabeth MOSS b. in NC on 9/3/1801 in Warren Co, KY He married a 2nd time to Elizabeth Cashon in Lincoln Co, TN 10/28/1848 - he was 67 she was 44 at the time. Any information on Anthony's parents or any clues would be greatly appreciated.

Jan 31, 1999 - 10:47 - From: - Ola Horton Cates

Wright - Looking for info on Alexander Wright born Amherst Va about 1780.

Jan 31, 1999 - 15:58 - From: - john moore

Rowsey (Rowzee) - Seeking the parents of Thomas Rowsey who settled in Barren County Ky about 1790-1800. He married in Bedford County Virginia before moving on to Kentucky. Thomas was born about 1765.

Jan 31, 1999 - 16:37 - From: - Tom Fields

FLINT, THOMAS - FLINT, THOMAS looking for any decendants of Thomas Flint who owned land on Pedlars Creek in Amherst Co. around 1818-1824 Willing to exchange information.

Jan 31, 1999 - 23:18 - From: - Judi Paul

FITZGERALD, JAMES - FITZGERALD, JAMES & MARY received bounty land 1758. for service in Colonial Wars (record in Amherst Co. VA) I am looking for any information about this family. I am in all references to the family of JAMES & MARY. Or to their children. We believe that some of the children resettled in what became Pittsylvania Co. and Halifax Co. Can you help? Thank you. Ava Shoemaker

Feb 1, 1999 - 16:50 - From: - Ava Shoemaker

LOVING - LOVING, JOHN. I am searching for info on John Loving of Virginia c1705, specifically, who were his parents, where was he born, when did he come to America, what was his wife's maiden name, was he married more than once. I have in hand Carl Read's fine book "The Loving Family in America" and am aware that various family histories contain speculative answers to these questions, but none offer any proof. John believed to have immigrated from England to K & Q County c 1715 and then moved to Amherst County c1734. Any thoughts?

Feb 2, 1999 - 09:48 - From: - George G. Loving

TAYLOR - Looking for information on John Taylor who was born in Amherst County, VA and lived there until he was grown and then moved to Albemarle County, VA where he lived at the commencement of the Revolution. Will share information with family members. Email

Feb 9, 1999 - 22:57 - From: - Mary Ann Norris

BOWMAN - Bowman, I am looking for the name of the wife of William Harrison Bowman, Revolutionary War Vet. b: 1761

Feb 11, 1999 - 19:25 - From: - Raymond Bowman

LOVING - JOHN LOVING c1705. Searching for name of father and mother and maiden name of his wife; also, where he lived before moving to this area.

Feb 13, 1999 - 09:31 - From: - George G. Loving

GRISSOM - GRISSOM I am searching for the parents and siblings of Robert GRISSOM. I first found him married to Catherine ? and living in Montgomery Co, VA. He died there in 1796 (estate settlement). His children were: David, William, Elizabeth Ann, Prudance, Frances, Nancy, Charles, Robert, and George. Most of these children married in Montgomery Co and then moved to Preble Co., OH. I have found entries in Amherst Co deeds for Charles and Susannah GRISSOM, Thomas GRISSOM, William GRISSOM, and Robert and Robert, Jr. GRISSOM. I'm wondering if the Robert, Jr. could be my ancestor. I know he most likely came to Montgomery from somewhere else and it's possible that he came from Amherst Co. Penny Woodford

Feb 14, 1999 - 11:39 - From: - Penny Woodford

NOE, PATRICK, DENNIS - Peter Noe and Rebecca Noe are listed in one of Amherst, Va. churches as poor on that list. John C. Noe and Elizabeth Patrick Noe daughter of Hugh and Susannah Patrick, John and Elizabeth had a number of children born in Amherst Co, Va John Noe Jr., Aquilla Noe, David Noe and others. Samuel Noe and Mary Ann Dennis Noe, Samuel a brother to John C. Noe. They all lived in Amherst, Va. in the 1760's. Any information would be very helpful. I have been trying to find the connection of Peter and Rebecca Noe to John and Samuel Noe and also when John C. and Elizabeth Noe were married thanks, Gerald F. Noe

Feb 15, 1999 - 08:48 - From: - Gerald F. Noe

WARTERFIELD, MARTIN, PATTERSON - I am trying to gather info on Peter Warterfield (1760-1849). He married Mildred Martin in Amherst Co,VA in 1783. He was a Revolutionary War soldier.He lived in Amherst County until 1819 when he moved family to Caldwell County,KY. Will appreciate any info on Peter and his parents Phillip J. Warterfield and Ann Patterson.

Feb 16, 1999 - 18:43 - From: - Bill Dahnke

HOLLOWAY,HOLLIWAY,CAMMACK - THOMAS S. HOLLOWAY b 1765 Caroline Co, d 1824, Amherst Co.I believe it is possible that Thomas S. was the father of Thomas P. Holloway, b 9-17-1817 Amherst Co, d 2-6-1897 Osage Co., Mo. Need proof, surname of wife (2nd?) of Thomas S's spouse, and information on 1st wife of Thomas S. and names of other family members. THOMAS S. HOLLOWAY'S parents were George HOLLOWAY & ELIZABETH CAMMACK Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Feb 16, 1999 - 21:39 - From: - John T. Hollaway

HILL, COX - Looking for family of Jane Hill who married Thomas Cox in Amherst County in 1831. Their son believed to be Samuel Preston Cox born 1834.

Feb 17, 1999 - 22:25 - From: - Sandy Rowe

WADE-BALLENGER - Wade-Ballenger Seeking info on Capt. Pierce Wade.Also on his father Pierce who married Mary Ballenger

Feb 18, 1999 - 16:53 - From: - Marcy Tomaselli

WADE-BALLENGER - Wade-Ballenger Seeking info on Capt. Pierce Wade.Also on his father Pierce who married Mary Ballenger

Feb 18, 1999 - 16:53 - From: - Marcy Tomaselli

MONTGOMERY - Looking for more information about Joseph MONTGOMERY b. abt. 1760, father of James MONTGOMERY b. 1786 in Amherst County. Believe they moved together to Wayne Co, MO before 1819.

Feb 19, 1999 - 16:12 - From: - carolyn montgomery

MCFALL(S) /ASBERRY/ASBURY - Looking for the parents of James McFall(s), born abt. 1819 in Amherst Co, VA. He married Jane Asberry/Asbury in 1842 in Bedford Co, VA. They had at least one child, John C. McFall, born abt 1846 in Bedford Co and married Rhoda Fannie Wheeler in 1867 in Bedford Co. Any help with this family will be grearly appreciated. God bless you, Flo visit my Surname Index page at

Feb 19, 1999 - 18:50 - From: - Flo Cox

MCDANIEL: Henry, Mary Rucker, John MCDANIEL,Sara I. Terry -

Feb 20, 1999 - 21:39 - From: - Golda D. Griffin

PURSLEY - Looking for the PURSLEY Family of Amherst. My Elizabeth was born 1763 in Va. but do not know which county. There are some early PURSLEY marriages in this county. Willing to exchange PURSLEY family informatin. Thank You. Suzette Thompson

Feb 22, 1999 - 16:13 - From: - Suzette Thompson

SHARP,PENDLETON,WILCHER - Looking for information on Nancy Sharp ward of ____Wilcher who married James Pendleton, Wm Tinsley surety, as listed in Campbell Co. Marriage Bonds. Also interested in any information on the said James Pendleton or his family

Feb 24, 1999 - 11:44 - From: - Steve Gredell

FISHER, WOODS - Looking for info on Glenna May Woods, she was married to my grandfather William Fisher, they divorced around 1929. I want to know if they had any children. Her family was from Amherst co., fathers name was Thomas, mothers name Maggie. Williams mother was never married her name was India Fisher. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you, Wanda

Mar 4, 1999 - 18:03 - From: - Wanda Fisher

BUSH CASH - Need information on James Bush b abt 1739 m Mary ? and son Austin Bush b 1778 Amherst Co. m Nancy Cash?

Mar 7, 1999 - 13:13 - From: - Judy Ring

ISOM ISHAM ISON - I am seeking information on James Isom b.abt 1755 in Amherst Co.,VA he married Mary___? they had a son Michael R. Isom/Isham b. 4 July 1793 in VA Other siblings unknown.

Mar 8, 1999 - 15:50 - From: - Robin Moulton

SWANN, JENKINS, LAMB - Looking for family of Major Thomas Swann who married in Fairfield, Amherst/Rockbridge Co., VA in 1764. James Swann married Mary Lamb in 1792, Leven Covington Swann married Elizbeth Jenkins in 1792, Thomas Rezin Swann was born in Amherst/Rockbridge County in 1776. Leven and Thomas Rezin Swann are brothers who moved to Cabell Co., (W)VA in 1806. James Swann and Major Thomas Swann fell off the map, Looking for clues to their whereabouts and descendants.

Mar 9, 1999 - 16:57 - From: - Jeff Swann

EGGLESTON - Looking for any and all info on the families of Eggleston, Pence, (William Edward)Campbell, as well as, Missouri A Campbell, John Wright, Jr & Sr. I know William Edward moved to Amherst county after being married in Shenandoah Va,in 1905, later possibly lived in Buena Vista, and died in Amherst County.

Mar 9, 1999 - 19:22 - From: - Tammie Eggleston

EGGLESTON CAMPBELL PENCE WRIGHT - Looking for any and all info on the families of Eggleston, Pence, (William Edward)Campbell, as well as, Missouri A Campbell, John Wright, Jr & Sr. I know William Edward moved to Amherst county after being married in Shenandoah Va,in 1905, later possibly lived in Buena Vista, and died in Amherst County.

Mar 9, 1999 - 19:23 - From: - Tammie Eggleston

CAMPBELL and MAYS - I am looking for informaton on Bartholomew CAMPBELL b. abt. 1800 married Tabitha MAYS in Amherst on March 28, 1820. I found their marriage listed in the Marriage Records Amherst 1800-1821. That is the only thing mentioned about Bartholomew that I can find. It is like he fell of the earth. Some say they saw his probate listed November 21, 1827 but didn't say where. I know they had 1 son named James Anderson CAMPBELL b. 5-19-1823. James moved to Buchannon, Va.

Mar 10, 1999 - 12:31 - From: - Debbie Campbell-Mullinax

TENNYSON TENNISON TENNEYSON TENNISSON TENISON - TENNISON/TENNYSON I have found references to a Henry Tennisonwho owned land in Amherst Co., VA. Does anyone have info on any Tennyson/Tennison in this or other Counties?

Mar 10, 1999 - 16:07 - From: - Franklin Tennyson

GARNER, BARKER, SMITH, STATON, LEWIS, HILL - I am trying to find the parents of Frances Susan Garner who was born about 1760 "and is thought to have been of French descent." She was born in Amherst Co. and thought to have been the daughter of Joseph. She married Jacob Barker, eldest son of James Barker, immigrant who settled in Richmond; married Mary SMITH in England in 1751. Jacob was evidently a wild one for he left Frances Susan GARNER BARKER and went to Boone County, (W)Va. where he changed his name to WELCH and married Elizabeth Hill and had a second family without getting a divorce. If anyone can help with the Garner family I would be more than appreciative. BRL

Mar 11, 1999 - 16:05 - From: - Billie Redding Lewis

ANGUS TUCKER LITLE LYTLE - James ANGUS and Mary TUCKER married in Amherst Co. VA and moved to Giles Co. TN around 1810. Their daughter Mariah ANGUS married Luke LITLE (LYTLE)possibly in Amherst Co. before they moved. Mariah lived from 1800 to 1836. This is my dead end.

Mar 12, 1999 - 18:30 - From: - Anthony Martini

BURCH WILCOX - Seeking info on; Eli BURCH m. Sally (Sarah?) WILCOX 1-4-1813 in Lexington Parsh, Amurst Co.

Mar 13, 1999 - 17:46 - From: - Marilyn Jakobsen

WORTHAN - I am looking for information on Rose Worthan married 1796 in Amherst county to Michael Bailey. Where did they go after the marriage? Any information would be appreciated

Mar 14, 1999 - 18:05 - From: - Myrna Crapo

FITZPATRICK - looking for information on Jane Fitzpatrick who married Charles Bailey 1800 in Amherst County. What happened to her after her husband died? Any information on this family would be appreciated.

Mar 14, 1999 - 18:07 - From: - Myrna Crapo

HYTON - Need information on Susanna Hyton who married Nelson Bailey in 1813. Nelson was born at Rockfish Gap. What happened to this family?

Mar 14, 1999 - 18:09 - From: - Myrna Crapo

HARTLESS - HARTLESS - Amherst County - Looking for information on father's family. Grandfather was John Wilson Hartless (b. 1903) and his father was Henry Clay Hartless. My gg grandfather was Lindsey Hartless and I do not have any dates on him, but I believe he was married twice, both times to women named Rebecca. I am trying to locate his father, who I believe may be William Hartless (b.1754 in Caroline County and then moved to Amherst County at 28 years of age) who married a Nancy Staton.

Mar 15, 1999 - 01:00 - From: - Debbie Jones

WARE MOTHERSPAUGH - I'm researching the Ware family tree, and trying to find info on my grandmother's family. She is Minnie Motherspaugh, who married W.B. Ware, son of Lucy and William Thomas Ware of Amherst Virginia and grandson of Margaret Watts and Edwin Spotswood Ware. I am told Minnie's mother was named "Smith" and was Indian. Do you have any connection with the family I'm describing?

Mar 15, 1999 - 21:29 - From: - Marsha Ware Montori

CONNER - Daniel Conner born ca 1740 married Elizabeth Bryant 26 Sep 1787 in Amherst Co Va. I would like to get a copy of their marriage certificate/bond. Who or where can I call to get info for ordering one from the court house? Appreciate any help, Kenneth.

Mar 16, 1999 - 09:04 - From: - Kenneth Powell

THACKER/BLACKBURN - I am searching for any information on my ggggrandparents Nancy Thacker and William Blackburn, they were married in the early 1800's either in Va or KY. Nancy's parents may be Joel Thacker and Sarah Burford who were married May 3, 1797 in Amherst CO, Va. Their children were: Francis Marion, Nancy, Lewis, Frances, Alfred, Sameul, Polly, Asa, Sarah, Rhoda and Lenearis. Any help would be greatly appreciate.

Mar 16, 1999 - 17:59 - From: - DeLoris Howell

ANDERSON BEAUMONT BEAMONT - ANDERSON, Elizabeth - 1837 Amherst Co.. Looking for information about her, her parents, her siblings, the names of her children and the names of her (deceased?) husband . She appears in the following book from the library at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville: The Wills of Amherst County, Virginia 1761-1865 by The Rev. Bailey Fulton Davis Southern Historical Press, Inc. P.O. Box 738 Easley, SC 29641-0738 This book contains just abstracts of wills and related documents and there is no more information other than what is below. "ELIZABETH ANDERSON & C -- Book 9, Page 332 --Trustee Bond, August 21, 1837. Trustee: HENRY BEAMONT. [sic but correct name is Henry F. BEAUMONT] For ELIZABETH ANDERSON and Children. Bondsman: STERLING C. ANDERSON -- attorney-in-fact." Information about Henry BEAUMONT and Sterling C. ANDERSON would also be welcome. It's the only mention of Sterling C. Anderson in the book.

Mar 16, 1999 - 23:57 - From: - Sue Eggins

TENNYSON, TENNISON, TENNESON, TENISON, TENEYSON - I have had people tell me there was a Henry Tennyson/Tennison in AMherst County. He would have been there in the 1700's. Any information on any Tennyson, or variations, especially Henry, Hiram, or James Tennyson appreciated. Please e-mail

Mar 17, 1999 - 22:05 - From: - Hiram Franklin Tennyson

PAYNE - I am looking for Alexander Spottswood PAYNE of Amherst Co. Va. His daughter, Cornelia Anne Payne went to Albemarle Co. for schooling at the Boyden School in Cismont (Keswick). She married John Lewis Boyden in the 1870's. Please contact if you know any thing about Alexander Spottswood Payne.

Mar 18, 1999 - 21:01 - From: - Kimberly McDaniel

MARTIN - Researching family of Jesse MARTIN, b. ca. 1750, VA; d. 1826 (will) Oglethorpe Co., GA; m. Elizabeth THOMAS (dau. of Edward THOMAS, who died 1760, Tillotson Parish, Albemarle Co., VA). Jesse appeared in Amherst Co. land records, 1779, and migrated to Georgia in 1796, selling his land in Amherst Co. Jesse's son Hezekiah MARTIN (b. ca. 1775; d. 1841, Ogle. Co., GA; m. (second marriage) Mary "Polly" WINGFIELD, dau. of Charles WINGFIELD and Elizabeth DAY of Albemarle Co.) remained in Nelson Co. until 1820, when he and his family also migrated to Ogle. Co., GA. Jesse's siblings: sister Mildred (m. Peter WARTERFIELD); Micajah; James, and prob. Moses MARTIN of Amherst Co. Jesse's will mentions son Hezekiah and daughter Lucy and "other children", not named. Searching for parents of Jesse.

Mar 18, 1999 - 21:13 - From: - Judie Eaves

CLEMENT - Looking for any kind of information, legal or historical on James Clement or Clements b. 1736 in Amherst married Catherine or their son William Andrew b. 4-19-1769 in VA married Sarah Skaggs from VA..

Mar 20, 1999 - 15:51 - From: - Margaret Scott

Reid - I am looking for infor about Alexander Reid who was born in Amherst Co Va in 1750. He received a pension from va for the REv. war in 1832 in Garrard Co Ky in 1832 at age 82. I am trying to prove that he is the father of Joseph Barnett Reid born in the 1780's in Rowan Co. NC. I need to find Alexander Reid's parents,wife, children and siblingss.

Mar 21, 1999 - 09:56 - From: - Larry and Frances Reid

SMALL - Small, Lawrence. Looking for parents, siblings, or children of Lawrence Small. Lawrence had a son/brother named William who married Mary Henderson.

Mar 22, 1999 - 20:04 - From: - Jim Small

DENNIS/WEST - DENNIS/WEST Looking for information on William Dennis who married Mary West in Amherst County 22 August 1801. Who were their children? Who were parents of William Dennis? Would appreciate any help!!

Mar 25, 1999 - 10:15 - From: - Margaret F. Glass

TENNYSON - Between 1770 and 1810 Henry Tennyson lived in Amherst County. According to the 1810 census his son Henry had already left the County. Henry is said to have owned land in Amherst County. Does anyone have information on Henry Tennyson or copies of the census records he is on? Please e-mail

Mar 25, 1999 - 14:22 - From: - H. Franklin Tennyson

PHILLIPS - Zachariah Phillips born 1740 married to Frances White Married around 1760 Died October 1807 Amherst Va. Children 10 Would like info on his son Conyers b. 1782

Mar 25, 1999 - 22:10 - From: - James H Phillips Jr.

TUCKER - TUCKER. I am looking for information regarding Charles Tucker, who lived in Amherst Co., until his death in 1846. He was married to Adaline B. Plunkett, who married Littleberry Hughes after Charles' death. Charles and Adeline had the following children: James William, John W., Harriett T., Mary E., Bettie F., and Nannie W. In the 1850 census, she was listed as living next to Wiatt Tucker, who may have been a relative of Charles's. I am looking for information about Charles's parentage, his DOB, etc.

Mar 28, 1999 - 09:14 - From: - Kay Tucker Addis

KNIGHT - I am searching for any links to my ancestors.(KNIGHT) Our family bible list Amherst Va.,Henderson Co.(?)and then to Flat Top Mtn. W.Va. My family is now all over the U.S. and now I have to find them.Seeking Mathew Knight and a Betsy ( )Walker Knight.I am the 6th Generation of Knights.

Mar 31, 1999 - 04:52 - From: - Barry D. Knight

DAVIS JEFFERSON COLLINS - John Davis (b. ca. 1732) m. widow Jemima Jefferson Collins in Goochland, later Amherst County. They later moved to Albemarle. Family tradition has it that she was related to president Thomas Jefferson. I'd like to do a quick reality check on this Jemima Jefferson Collins Davis connection. Let's examine all the facts. 1. We know from written sources that three of John and Jemima's sons, Robert, Thomas and William, claimed to be first cousins of President Thomas Jefferson. 2. In order for them to be first cousins with President Thomas Jefferson, Jemima would need to be a daughter of Peter Jefferson's (Thomas' father) father, Thomas Jefferson (the president's grandfather). 3. In order for them to be first cousins once removed (more likely) she would have to be a first cousin of President Thomas Jefferson and would have to be a daughter of Peter Jefferson's only brother, Field Jefferson. 4. In order to be first cousins twice removed (actually less likely due to the dates involved) she would have to be a daughter of one of Field Jefferson's four sons: Thomas (b 1743), Peterfield (b. 1735), George (b ca.1745) or John Jefferson. 5. None of these six men are known to have had a legitimate daughter by the name of Jemima. 6. In the FIRST LIST OF TITHABLES OF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, YEAR 1767 (an early form of census) on the list of George Jefferson there appears "George Jefferson (Mechkenburg), John Davis, overseer, & Negroes, to-wit: Sam, Chance, Pompey, Phillis, Patt & Lacy" 7. On the same list there appears Daniel, William and Samuel Collins. Those are all the facts that I have regarding this pair. Given recent revelations, including DNA evidence that a Jefferson fathered at least one child by President Jefferson's slave Sally Hemings, I find the conjecture that Jemima (b. ca. 1736) was a bastard child of one of the Jeffersons quite plausible. The best candidate would be the president's Uncle Field Jefferson (b. 1702, m Mary Robertson 1734, d. 1762) though it is also possible that Field's father Thomas Jefferson (b. 1679 d. 1735) is her father but this seems unlikely. If Jemima is Field Jefferson's illegitimate child it would make the Davis brother's claim of being first cousins with the president valid (although they would be half first cousins once removed). If Jemima was fathered on one of Field Jefferson's slaves, and Field was as good at keeping slave records as was his nephew the president, there might actually be a way of proving or disproving this conjecture. Are these records still extant in the Virginia Archives? It would certainly be worth a search to solve this long standing family puzzle.

Mar 31, 1999 - 16:34 - From: - Steve Higley

KNIGHT - My ggg grandfather was a Thomas Knight of VA. He married a Lucinda (maiden name unknown), and they had a son-- James L. Knight (b. abt. 1818). The family later moved to Franklin County, TN. Anyone with information about this couple--particularly who their parents were--please e-mail me. Thank you. David Knight.

Apr 5, 1999 - 11:10 - From: - David Knight

PHILLIPS/WOOD/EVANS - - Does anyone have ANY information on any of the following: a John Phillips who married "Elpee" (possible Penelopy) Evans in 1790 in Amherst Co. Her mother, Elizabeth Evans signed along with a Saml. Arrington, surety. On the 1830 Amherst Census there is a Penelopy Phillips as head of household. Who I am assuming is the widow of John Phillips. John Phillips & Penelopy had a daughter Elizabeth Phillips, who married Cabell Wood in 1821. (this information is in a will filed in Amherst co courthouse). If any of this is familiar to anyone or you have information that you would be willing to share please contact me. Thanks.

Apr 6, 1999 - 17:43 - From: - Diane Williams

BOWLES, WHITE - Looking for any information on Lucinda Bowles and on John W. White who she married 10 July 1823. Her mother Elizibeth signed the marriage bonds in Amherst Co., VA.

Apr 9, 1999 - 23:35 - From: - Maria Mitchell

OWEN(S) , MORAN - I am interested in any info regarding John Owen(s) who was a andowner in Amhearst in 1767 and any family connected to him. Also, Levi Owens, David Owens, John Owens, Sarah Owens Smith(married to Hillary Smith?), and Mary Polly Owens Moran who were siblings. Mary Owens married Nelson Moran in Amhearst in 1802. Levi Owens shows up in Nelson Co. after it split from Amhearst so I believe the family all were in Amhearst prior to the split. Any assistance is appreciated!

Apr 11, 1999 - 18:07 - From: - Pamela Moran

THOMAS, ELWILDA, CARTER, MITCHEL - Searching for information on James A. and Mary M. Carter. 1850s - 1920s. Had 3 daughters and 3 sons. M. in Marys name posibly Mitchel. Also seaking information on Elijah and "Snow" Thomas. Snow's maiden name was Elwilda. They were share cropers near Forest Va.

Apr 11, 1999 - 22:43 - From: - James W. Wills

HILL , BAILEY, PARKS - I am searching for information on I. Y. Hill who married Sarah Judith Bailey. She would have been born around 1745. Her parents were Samuel Bailey and Augusta Parks. I. Y. i s a many greatgrand father. It would be nice if I could find out what I. Y. stood for Thanks for any help. Corinne Murray, Greensboro, N. C..

Apr 12, 1999 - 23:16 - From: - Corinne Murray

GREGORY - John GREGORY was b1808 Amherst Co., VA. He was in Marion Co., MO in 1838 where he married. The problem is that I think he may have had no parents. I would either like to prove this or find his missing parents. In a later census, he claims that he did have a father and that his father was born in England. But you know that you cannot always believe what the census says. . . I am not sure if his parents and the whole family moved to MO or if it was just John. He settled in Lewis Co., MO. He named his children Marsall, Sarah, Margaret Virginia, Alexander A., George S., American Lilburn, Robert, William, Joel and Florence. Can anyone shed light on my John GREGORY?

Apr 15, 1999 - 00:43 - From: - Candace Gregory

WHEELER,,STATON, WISE - Seeking information on Polly Ann Wheeler Lawhorne Hartless, b. 1866, d. 1954, her parents, Josephine and Esau Wheeler, all dates unknown. Also, looking for any information on John William Staton who married Cordelia Elsie Wise. I know that Ollie Belle Staton, Nina Staton, and Jim Staton were their children, but I know nothing else of them. I am particularly interested in the parents of these folks.

Apr 17, 1999 - 20:57 - From: - D. Jones

TYLER CASH - TYLER, CASH. I am seeking information on the parents of Daniel Tyler B. 18 Feb 1758 in Amherst Co. Who was married in 1784 in Amherst Co. to Sarah Cash b. 16 Jul 1763 to Stephen Cash and Hannah (unkn) who were married 26 May 1747 in King George Co. Stephen is the son of Robert Howard Cash and Ruth (?Howard?). Daniel Tyler and Sarah Cash moved to Highland Co. and were active in the Quaker community there, later moved to Highland Co., OH and were active in the Quaker coummunity the also. Thanks.

Apr 20, 1999 - 00:16 - From: - Jerry Beddes

MCCLAIN - I am looking for family of Richard McClain form Scotland, He arrived in the US form Ireland around 1746.THis is what we know He was b.1681 in Scotland d.Amherst County ,VA 1777. He traveled form Scotland to Ireland then to PA, then VA. were he lived and died. I am looking for his wife also (unknown) Please help. Sharlet

Apr 20, 1999 - 13:16 - From: - Sharlet Beck

JEFFRIES, SALES, CARTER, SANDIDGE - JEFFRIES, SALES,SANDIDGE - Interested in George T. SALES & wife, Melinda CARTER (B1827). Their daughter, Nannie Clary SALES, married Isaiah JEFFRIES (B1856; son of Enoch P. JEFFRIES & Regina M. SANDIDGE) in Amherst Co. in 1887. All of these folks are my husband's g & gg grandparents. Does any of these names ring any bells? Thanks. Mary Thomason-MOrris

Apr 20, 1999 - 19:56 - From: - Mary Thomason-Morris

MOON - OSCAR MOON & RUSSELL SCOTT MOON ..... born 10/29/1903 in Amherst County, Va. Father was Oscar Moon born in Clinton Co. Ohio circa 1861. Looking for information on Oscar, who he married, his parents.

Apr 21, 1999 - 03:18 - From: - Deborah Kay (MOON) Clark

Davis, Morral - Issac Davis that married sarah Winston about 1732. They tie into Samuel Morral and Mary Davis. If you have any information on them it would be greatly appreciated

Apr 22, 1999 - 19:08 - From: - Phyllis Morrral Johnson

HUDSON, REPPETOE - Searching for parents, DOB and siblings of Taliaferro Hudson, who married Ardena Reppetoe, Aug. 16, 1841 in Amherst Co., WV. Surety and Witness was William Hudson. What was relationship between Taliaferro Hudson and William Hudson?

Apr 23, 1999 - 00:53 - From: - Bert W. Hudson

EDMUNDS HUGHES LAVENDER THOMAS WRIGHT - I believe that my husband's family decends from Wm. Edmunds. Based on what I have found, William Edmunds of Amherst Co. VA married Sarah (or Sally) Hughes in 2/1789 producing Samuel, Willis, Lavender,James, Nancy, Moses, Rebecca and Charley Lavender. (This info is from a message board posting and I need someone to verify this) Moses moved to St. Francois Co, Mo. where he married Mariah Thomas on 11-Feb-1832 but is not the Mose Edmonds that we are looking for. At first I thought that this was an earlier marriage of Wm. Edmunds, son of James and Sarah Lavender Edmunds. I now think that this William might be the son of Samuel (James' brother) and Alice Edmunds. It seems that the Lavender name appears in our line and one question is whether Alice (who was a widow with the married name of Wright at the time of the marriage) might have been a Lavender. Part of the problem in tracing our roots stems from the fact that my husband's great grandfather Mose (or Moses may be the given name) Edmonds (Edmunds may be the given name) was orphaned days after his birth (possibly born in Arkansas 1-2-1867). His parents Charles Lavender Edmunds (b. 1812 in Lovington, Nelson Co.VA) and Jane Copling were married in St. Francois Co. MO on 1-22-1854 and both of them died 1-7-1867 (along with Mose's twin) We also believe that it was during this time that spelling of the name Edmunds was changed to Edmonds. We are hoping to verify the names of the parents of Charles Lavender Edmunds as well as their birthdates. At one point, they believed them to be Samuel Edmunds (b. 1795 VA) and Sarah (Sally) Thomas of Amherst Co. Married in 1808, they came to MO in 1824 and settled in St. Francois Co. It seems that they both died in Farmington, St. Francois Co. on 9-29-1845. I have not been able to verify this are exactly how this all ties into William and Sarah (or Sally) Hughes Edmunds. My husband's father remembers going out to a cabin in MO to check on the welfare of "Lav" (probably Lavender) so the names are familiar. Do you have any ideas or information on our branch of the family? Thank you very much in advance. Jan Edmonds

Apr 23, 1999 - 11:04 - From: - Jan Edmonds

CAMPBELL - I am trying to continue a search. I have date of birth for Burnard Campbell in Amherst County on 4-16-1889 and his parents were N. W. Campbell and Emma Campbell. I have not gotten any further.

Apr 23, 1999 - 13:55 - From: - Terry L. Campbell

QUARLES - Looking for family members from Amherst County, Surname of Quarles (Cato)

Apr 23, 1999 - 20:35 - From: - John J. Quarles

TAYLOR - I am interested in information about Snellen Johnson, and family of Amherst.

Apr 24, 1999 - 20:42 - From: - Wallace L. Taylor

ROBERTS - Looking for Jacob Roberts b. 1770 and wife Parsy Dodd b. 1775 Children: Moses, William, Josiah, Benjamin, Zachariah, Sarah and Nancy

May 2, 1999 - 18:04 - From: - Harry Hesidence

PATTON, BARNETT - Does anyone know if Alexander PATTON that died in 1784 in Amherst VA has a daughter by the name of Elizabeth that married Robert BARNETT and moved to Kentucky. Robert BARNETT's children are mentioned in the will of Alexander but no relationship was given.

May 3, 1999 - 00:50 - From: - Susan White

Cheatham, Davis, Meadows, Wood, Woods - Searching for anyone who is researching the Cheatham family. All I have so far is John Henry Cheatham who married Carrie White. Their children are: Annie Cheatham b) 10-9-1905 d) 4-5-1996; Eldridge Lee Cheatham b) 2-9-1912 d) 9-17-1997; Henry Joseph Cheatham (still living). Anyone with any information on this family please contact me.

May 5, 1999 - 00:18 - From: - Vicky Cheatham

SMITH - Researching: Jacob Smith (17??)father of Abraham Smith

May 7, 1999 - 08:42 - From: - Clarence Smith

VICKERS - Seeking information on Edward Vickers who married Elizabeth Jarvis on April6 1801 in Amherst County, VA.

May 8, 1999 - 05:20 - From: - Linda Vickers Walker

MARTIN and GANNAWAY - I am searching for information on John W. MARTIN and his wife Judie Jane GANNAWAY. They were married in Amherst Co. June 22, 1860. As of the 1910 Census they were living in the Temperance District of Amherst Co. They had 2 children that I know of: Emma Martin born around 1885 and Maitland Martin born 1899. My mother Ruby Gannaway was Judie Jane Gannaway Martin's niece, she called her Aunt Jenny. All information appreciated.

May 8, 1999 - 15:16 - From: - Nadine Picard

CARTER - I am searching for info on my ggGrandfather, Henry Carter. According to his civil war muster roll, he was born in Amherst Co. in I believe 1818 since he was discharged in 1863 at age 45 from the 25th Ill. volunteers. He married someone named Mary (last name unknown). Children were William, John, Robert, Mary, Ferdinad, Emily etc.

May 11, 1999 - 21:49 - From: - Phillip M. Carter

MCKUSICK - I am looking for information on Constantine and Mary Alice Langford Wingfield. He is listed in the 1870 census as "Constine Wingfield".

May 12, 1999 - 18:00 - From: - Charles E. McKusick

TOOLEY - Am seeking information about James and John Tooley who appear in 1787 tax list for Amherst County. I believe my ancestor, Elizabeth Tooley born 1804 was a granddaughter. Is anyone out there researching this family? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

May 13, 1999 - 18:28 - From: - Brenda Evans

STAPLETON - Does anyone have any information pertaining to the Stapleton family and/or how the community of Stapleton near the James River got its name?

May 16, 1999 - 11:24 - From: - Linda G. Graham

DEMPSEY - Susannah Dempsey was in Amherst county between 1783 and 1799. Trying to locate a husband and find out what relation she is to Elizabeth miller if any, or the Rose family. Susannah Dempsey witnessed a deed with Elizabeth Miller and Hugh Rose for George Blain to George Galispie.

May 16, 1999 - 19:59 - From: - Norma Dempsey

WHITE, SMITH, RAMSEY - I am seeking information on the parents of Silas Smith who was born in Amherst Co on July 19, 1852. He was married to Kate White who was also born in Amherst Co on Aug 19, 1855 and was the daughter of William H. White and Almira ______. Silas died in Monroe, Amherst Co in 1875/76. His father was a Jacob Smith and mother, Geneva Ann ______. Silas and Kate White Smith had 7 children, one of whom was my greatgrandmother, Mary Geneva Smith who married Charles Thomas Ramsey. The Ramsey's were also of Amherst. If anyone has ANY info on these families,it would be greatly appreciated!! Please e-mail me directly, Thanks!!!

May 16, 1999 - 20:55 - From: - Stephanie Scott

BUSH - BUSH, James m. Mary ? They were in Amherst Co. in the 1700's- later moved to Russell Co. VA I need his wife's maiden name, marriage date, any information.

May 18, 1999 - 11:36 - From: - Judy Ring