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HART, SELLERS posted by William Hart on Monday, December 1, 1997

I am searching for information on an ancestor named John HART. The information I have is that he was born in Pennsylvania in 1773 and moved when young to Augusta County, Virgina where he married Elizabeth SELLERS (no date given). He moved to Prebel County, Ohio in 1808. Any information on either John or Elizabeth would be welcome.

FAUBER, GARDNER, JORDAN, LIGHTNER, LONG, SENSABAUGH posted by Steve Bast on Monday, December 1, 1997

Interested in finding information on the LIGHTNER familiy, specifically Samuel LIGHTNER (spouse Elizabeth SENSABAUGH), son Alexander Brownlee LIGHTNER (first spouse Sara E. GARDNER), son William Thomas LIGHTNER (spouse Madora Mildred LIGHTNER). Also interested in the JORDAN family near Churchville, specifically Issac Ruddle JORDAN (spouse Sara A. FAUBER), son James Manoah JORDAN (spouse Henrietta E. LONG. I would also like more info on the parents of Henrietta LONG (David LONG and Elizabeth Jane ECKARD). Other family names are ERWIN and HAMILTON.

HENDERSON, HICKS posted by Linda Fluharty on Monday, December 1, 1997

Looking for ancestors of David HENDERSON( b. 1772; d. 13 Nov 1847Upshur Co.) who married 30 Mar 1809 in Augusta County, Lucy A. HICKS. Their daughter ,Elisabeth D. HENDERSON, b abt 1811, married 12 Dec 1827 in Augusta Co., Joshua M. SMITH b 1803 Upshur Co. Any help will be appreciated.

BRUCE, FINLEY, HENDERSON, HENDERSONS, OBRIEN posted by Bob Henderson on Monday, December 1, 1997

Can anyone assist me with the the HENDERSONS of Augusta VA. Data on line shows that a David, received 580 acres in 1749, a William 1415 acres in 1747, a Thomas 785 acres in 1738 and a John 520 acres in 1747. Other on line data refers to a George as the Father of John who married Rose FINLEY, a brother of John, being James; a Samuel and Jean selling land to a Joseph; a John and Mary selling land to a third party; a John and Jean selling land to Joseph; a Daniel selling land to John; and Robert and Mary selling land to John. With all these Hendersons families; someone should have their lineage worked out and maybe it appears in some published form. In addition Worth S. Ray, in his book Tennessee Cousins, says that the eastern shore PA HENDERSONs migrated to the Beverly Manor area during the last part of the 1700s. Are these early Hendersons which obtained the land patents, children or grandchildren of William Henderson born April 30, 1676 in Scotland and Margaret BRUCE born March l, 1679 in Ireland/Scotland? Is there a relationship between these Hendersons and Capt. John Henderson and Mary OBRIEN of Montgomery VA? By chance does anyone have a Benjamin Henderson in their data base who was born in 1777 in ? VA? Any help or assistance would be gratly appreciated.

SHERE posted by Brad Shere on Monday, December 1, 1997

Looking for John SHERE who lived in Augusta County, VA in 1810. Also Stephen SHERE lived in Elizabeth City County, VA in 1624 and listed as a Virginia Pioneer in the complete book of imigrants to Virginia. Willing to share info.

BURTON posted by Robert (Bob) D. Burton on Monday, December 1, 1997

I am interested in information concerning Edmund and George BURTON, brothers who were brought from an English prison to VA about 1733. Supposedly, they joined the American cause for liberty in Augusta Co, VA. I'd appreciate any information about these fellows. I may be related to them. Thank you.

BEARD, DUNCAN posted by Larry Morgan on Monday, December 1, 1997

Trying to confirm marriage of Henry T. DUNCAN b. 1870 and Annie E. BEARD. Also looking for Henry's parents. My grandmother Edith Marie DUNCAN said she was born in Staunton , VA sep 13, 1908.

BYERS, FISHER posted by Sharon Gire on Monday, December 1, 1997

My great grandfather Jacob FISHER was born in Staunton VA in 1862. His death certificate lists his father as unknown his mother only as Miss BYERS. I have checked the 1870 and 1880 census for Staunton and have identified no Fisher family with a child named Jacob. Could he have born out of wedlock? Can anyone help me figure out how to locate Jacob, his parents and siblings? Thank you Sharon Gire

CHISM, CHISUM, GEIGER posted by Sue Moyer Chism on Monday, December 1, 1997

Searching for information on family (parents, brothers, sisters) of John Franklin CHISM, born Staunton area, November 1807. In 1835 he arrived in Fairfield County, Ohio where he met and married Elizabeth GEIGER in 1838. We have always been told that he walked the entire distance, so we do not know even the approximate date he left the Staunton area. This was my husband's great great grandfather.

HOUSE posted by C. Thomas Floyd on Monday, December 1, 1997

Matthias HOUSE, b ca 1739, probably in Germany, died Oct 20, 1829 in Madison Cty, VA. Description of House Hollow Farm says "ownership of this property, located in a valley between spurs of the Blue Ridge, goes back to Matthias HOUSE of Augusta County, who bought 200 acres in the Great Fork of the Rappahannock in 1771." When did Matthias HOUSE come to Augusta County, where did he live in the County, and from where did he come?

BAKER, CALLAWAY posted by Patricia Gail Jennings-Davis on Monday, December 1, 1997

Looking for any information on Mourning Dove CALLAWAY, wife of Solomon BAKER. Solomon was born April 13, 1770, and is the oldest son of Andrew BAKER, b. abt. 1749 at Grayson Co., VA, (then Augusta Co.) and Elizabeth Avent, b. Sept 12, 1751(maybe 1752) at Brunswick Co., VA. Mourning Dove CALLAWAY is said to be half Cherokee Indian. I know that Solomon was born in Wilkes Co., NC and listed in the 1800 Census of Ashe Co., NC with wife and one small child. Solomon and Mourning Dove had a total of 10 or more children and their descendents lived in NC, VA, TX. KY, TN and OH.

FILES posted by Lynn Long on Sunday, December 7, 1997

I am looking for Information on the FILES Family of Augusta Co. Virgina. Looking for anything on Capt. John FILES (rev.war) and his children. Will be happy to exchange info with any one researching this family

LATHROP, LOTHROP posted by Lynn Long on Sunday, December 7, 1997

I am looking for Information on the Rev. John LATHROP/LOTHROP who came to the colonies in the early 1640 after being inprisioned in England for disagreeing with the doctorn of chruch of england. I would love to hear from anyone doing any reasearch on the Rev. John LATHROP. will be happy to exchange info. Thank you

TALIAFERRO, TOLIVER posted by Robert J Childs Sr on Sunday, December 7, 1997

I am researching the TOLIVER family from the years 1700-1850 from Augusta County, VA. Some of the names would be Willliam, Charles, Allen, Jesse, Moses, Elizabeth, Lucy. I don't have much information to go on as of today, I know that some left Augusta and went to NC. If you have any information on these Tolivers, Please let me know Thanks-Charlotte

ROLLER posted by LTC Charles E. Rolle on Sunday, December 7, 1997

Prior to 1753, John Roller received land grants from Lord Fairfax. Where does one research the grants from Lord Fairfax? Are there any other Rollers listed as receiving grants from Lord Fairfax. In 1716, Governor Spotswood and his Knights of the Horseshoe led the first expedition into the Shenandoah Valley. Is there a Roller among those who accompanied Govener Spotswood? In 1732, Jost Hite took a group of Alsatian settlers to a hundred thousand-acre tract near the present city of Winchester, earlier granted to John Van Meter. Is there a Roller among those who accompanied Hite? Hite? Records in Holland show that there were some Reformed people at Massanutten about 1727. In 1924, Harry M. Strickler of Harrisonburg published "Massanutten" in which many particulars, both historical and genealogical, are collected. Adam Strickler and Jacob Stoever were listed as Massanutten pioneers. Strickler and Stover were also listed in residence on Hawksbill Creek, just above Luray, Virginia. Their neighbors were Rollers, Heistands, Beidlers and later, Ruffner. Can anyone identify the Rollers on Hawkbill Creek around 1739 and tell me about their ancestry? In 1726 Jacob Stover led a group of German and Swiss settlers into the Shenandoah Valley. The year after Adam Miller (Muller) guided a group of his friends down from Pennsylvania, settling between the Massanutten Mountain and the Blue Ridge. Were there any Rollers in this group of settlers? .

BALSLEY, COINER, COYNER, FABER, KEINADT, KOINER, SLAGLE posted by Norma (Van) Lewis on Sunday, December 7, 1997

FABER, Rose, married Valentine FABER circa 1770, what was her maiden name? Witmer, Mary, married Philip Koiner-Coiner II, circa 1820, who were her parents? Smith, Mary and Estaline, daughters of William Smith of Sherando, Augusta County, married Henry and Andrew Coiner circa 1848, who was their mother? Who was William Smith? Also interested in any early history of Sherando, Augusta County, VA and the "Coiner Churches".

CALBREATH, GALBRAITH, GALBREATH posted by Glenn Smith on Sunday, December 7, 1997

Seeking more info on Thomas CALBREATH, b. ca1735, d. ca1787 Augusta Co., VA. He marr. Margaret JOHNSTON, dau. of William and Anne JOHNSTON. Margaret was a sister of Zachariah JOHNSTON. These families attended Tinkling Spring Church and lived in that area of Augusta Co. Will exchange documented information..

BIRD, CLINEDINST, GREGORY posted by Pat CUMMINGS on Sunday, December 7, 1997

Seeking any information on Washington CLINEDINST and Sarah GREGORY family of Augusta Co., VA. Washington and Sarah were parents of Mary Ann who was born in Augusta Co.near Staunton, 20 Nov. 1822. In 1842 her family moved to Ohio where she met and married a year later, Richard BIRD. She raised 9 children, 6 of whom were boys. In 1866 she moved to Tipton Co., In. Mary Ann (Clinedinst) BIRD d. in December 1923 at the age of 101 in Indianapolis, IN.

DOUGLASS posted by Beverly Hintergardt on Tuesday, December 9, 1997

I would like to correspond with others interested in the Robert DOUGLASS family that lived in Augusta County, beginning in the mid 1700s. Thanks. Beverly Hintergardt

KARR, KERR, ROBERTSON posted by Beverly Hintergardt on Tuesday, December 9, 1997

William ROBERTSON and wife, Letitia KARR/KERR lived in Augusta County during the mid 1700s. Would like to correspond with any of their descendants. Thanks, Beverly Hintergardt

FISHER, TAYLOR, TROUT, TROUTT posted by Robert T. Reed on Tuesday, December 9, 1997

I am seeking information on two of my ancestors who lived in Augusta County in the late 1700's and early 1800's. The first ancestor is Samuel TROUT(T), who was apparently born around 1795 in Augusta County and married Mary (maiden surname unknown) just prior to 1820. They are known to have had "at least" one child born in Augusta Co. (John G.- my direct ancestor in 1820) and very likely had several more (several sons likely). We do know that John G. TROUTT was residing in present-day Craig Co. (then Montgomery Co.) in 1840 (with his family?) and that he first married there in the mid 1840's. In any event, any ancestral information on Samuel's family (his parents, etc.) or any other Trout(t) families residing in Augusta Co. in the late 1700's and/or early 1800's would be very much appreciated. The second ancestor I'm seeking information is Samuel Fisher who was thought to have been born in Augusta Co.,Va around 1803. It is presently assumed that he moved with his family to present-day Craig Co. (then Montgomery Co.) by the 1820's as he married an Elizabeth TAYLOR there around 1826. I am descended through their son Joseph, who was born in that county around 1827. Any information on Samuel's ancestral line or any other Fisher families residing in Augusta Co. during the late 1700's or early 1800's would be appreciated.

RAY posted by V.G. Wedgeworth on Tuesday, December 9, 1997

I am seeking information on the RAY family of Virginia. I am seeking information about a family member, Treva Ann RAY, born 1942, North Carolina. She graduated from high school in Virginia in 1959. if she is apart of your family tree, then we may be related. Appreciate family history. V.G. Wedgeworth Cedar Hill, Texas

MANN posted by Cindy Musgrove on Saturday, December 13, 1997

Searching for others researching MANN's in Augusta County. My ancestor, John C. MANN b. 1836 in Augusta Co., VA. His parents were Alvin T. MANN and Harriet ? MANN. Would like to know more about his parents and siblings.

BELL posted by Jim J Straughan on Saturday, December 13, 1997

Information on parents of William Harvey BELL b 2-10-1760 Augusta Co VA. any other data such as service in Rev War. Have info on his descendants will exchange.

PICKERING, WOODLEY posted by keith SUERDIECK on Saturday, December 13, 1997

Seeking information on William PICKERING, who arrived in Augusta County, VA in about 1770 and married Barbara WOODLEY, a daughter of Jacob WOODLEY, in about 1775.

BUTCHER, DILLEY, DILLY, ISSAC, WARWICK, WVA posted by Lola Butcher Given on Sunday, December 14, 1997

Warwick BUTCHER was born in 1819. He married Mary Margaret DILLEY. He had a brother Thomas BUTCHER who married Susan DILLEY and she was Mary Margaret DILLY BUTCHERs sister. These people appear in the Greenbrier/Nicholas Counties of then VA. I am looking for the parents of Warwick and Thomas. Isaac Dilley lived in the Nicholas Co. area of Va/WVA area. Any information would be appreciated. Lola Butcher Given

FULLER, SALLING posted by Peggy C Keen on Sunday, December 14, 1997

Searching for information on Henry FULLER, married Catherine SALLING in August County on April 15, 1751. Later moved to Caswell County North Carolina. He died there. Some of his son's moved to Russell County Va. Searching for parents and and any siblings of Henry FULLER. Especially interested in his son George FULLER. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I live in Buchanan County. I have a lot of information on FULLER's.

GIVEN, GREGORY posted by Lisa Gregory on Sunday, December 14, 1997

I am searching for information on the parents or siblings of Isaac GREGORY b. 1772 m. 1790 in Augusta CO. to Sarah Hannah GIVEN d/o William and Agnes Bratton GIVEN. We have NO proof/info on Isaac's parents or any of his relatives. ANY help would be appreciated.

BARE posted by Kevin A. Thompson on Tuesday, December 16, 1997

My 2G grandfather, Samuel BARE (1796-1874), settled in Monroe Co., WV, in 1824. I am told that he came from Staunton and that his father, Jacob BARE, was an immigrant from Germany. I am seeking any available assistance. Kevin Thompson

GRAHAM, HOLT, WILSON posted by Kapua Sewell on Tuesday, December 16, 1997

I am searching for information regarding a Minerva GRAHAM, b. abt 1810 in Augusta, VA to Joseph GRAHAM and Catherine WILSON. She married Thomas HOLT in 1831. Anyone have any info?

COON, MORGAN, PATTON posted by Jan Robinson on Tuesday, December 16, 1997

Trying to find a Jane A. PATTON b. May 11, 1824 , born in Va. On a 1880 census listing for Mo. she stated that both her parents were from Va. Do not know their names. She may be from Augusta/Botetourt County. She married a Jacob COON and by 1857 was living in Mo. Any information on a Jacob COON will be helpful. He must have died by 1870 because by then Jane is married to a David MORGAN.Jacob may be from Botetourt/Roanoke counties

BUCHANAN, SMITH posted by Roger Smith on Friday, December 19, 1997

Looking for the SMITH Family of Augusta County. The Father was Philip, one daughter was Catherine, another was Elizabeth, and a son, I hope is George SMITH. They are listed in court records as Philip died. The son was bound to Col. John BUCHANAN. The girls went to two other families. Please help but this branch together. George SMITH of my records was raised an orphan by John BUCHANAN, the court records say son of Philip bound to a John BUCHANAN. Thank you.

CROCKETT, GALBREATH, RAMSEY posted by William Gilbreath on Friday, December 19, 1997

Information requested on family, friends, neighbors of Robert CROCKET born 1740 Beverly Manor to Robert CROCKETT (d. 1746) of Cowpasture and Margaret (later wife of John RAMSEY). Robert moved with brother Archibald to Anson Co. NC before 1760, married Jennet ( ), settled on Long Creek of Mecklenburg Co. NC with 6 daughters. Next neighbor on Long Creek were Joseph and Martha GALBREATH. Was Martha daughter to Robert or perhaps cousin (the Martha of Joseph and Jean CROCKETT of Augusta)? Was Joseph GALBREATH from Augusta, brother/son perhaps to John GALBREATH of Buffalo Creek.

WYATT posted by Gary L. Wyatt on Friday, December 19, 1997

Edmund WYATT, Pendleton, Co. Va. 1798, Searching for parents of Edmund and where they came from in Virginia.

SHERRILL, WHITE posted by Nancy Lehto on Friday, December 19, 1997

I would like to exchange information on Agnes WHITE who married Captain William SHERRILL. She is said to have been born 26 Feb 1725/26 and died 25 Nov 1795. I keep finding the notation that she was "of Augusta Co, VA". Was she a widow or maiden lady when she married? I found a notaion in Marion Co, NC, which said she was sister to William and John White. Nancy Lehto

FLINT, MCKENZIE, SHOEMAKER, WILLIAMS posted by Judith Paul on Monday, December 22, 1997

Looking for parents of David SHOEMAKER moved to Ross county Ohio around 1803 married Barbara?

PAGE, SMITH posted by Chris Baer on Monday, December 22, 1997

I am looking for descendants of David Porter SMITH (1836 - ?) of Tisbury, MA and perhaps Staunton and Fork Union, VA. He had at least two children by an unknown spouse: (1) Marion E. SMITH (probably born before 1888) who married George A. PAGE before December 1905, and was living in Fork Union, Virginia on that date. (2) Jessie E. SMITH (probably born before 1888) was also living in Fork Union, Virginia in December 1905. Both daughters were still believed to be living in July 1919, although a letter mailed to them at Staunton, Virginia in August 1918 was returned stamped "not known." Thanks for any help! Chris Baer Chris Baer RR2 Box 247 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568


Any info appreciated re John David WILPERT lived Staunton, Augusta Co, Va ca 1754 on, m 1758 Mrs. Mary BAUGHMAN, widow of Henry. Especially interested in millitary info rev war and war of 1812 on John, and names, dates and places of birth of children, and the maiden name of wife Mary. Also interested in MCCORKLE family of Staunton, especially Samuel m Sara BUCHANAN and their 3 rev war patriot sons; John, Samuel and Robert.

ATKINSON, BOYER, LYNCH, MILLS, SMITH posted by Joe L. Kropp on Monday, December 22, 1997

Isaac SMITH, b. abt 1786, d. bef. 1850 TN?, m. Kathryn LYNCH Sept 14, 1803 in Staunton, Augusta Co, VA; ch. Benjamin F. m. Suzanna; Martha, b. 1808, m. Henry MILLS; James S., b. 1809; Isaac, b. 1815 TN, m. Jude/Judah; Morgan m. Mahalia BOYER; Lucinda, m. Joseph W. ATKINSON; Elizabeth; Joshua m. Margaret A.; Mary Ann; Simon P. m. Jarusha. Isaac SMITH (Jr.) & Judah, b. 1817 VA, appear in 1850 Daviess Co, MO census w/ch. Chesley D., b. 1834; Elizabeth, b. 1837; Charles, b. 1845; Samuel M., b. 1847; Thomas, b. 1850. Looking for ancestors of Isaac. Will gladly share info with others of this line.

ADAMS, DANIELS, FIFER posted by Joseph N. Adams on Monday, December 22, 1997

Looking for the parents of Ezekiel ADAMS. He was born 30 Jun 1809 and spent until about 1850 in Augusta County and married Elizabeth DANIELS on 19 Aug. 1830. Also, looking for the parents and wife of Joseph DANIELS, born in about 1775. Also, looking for the family of John FIFER, born in about 1804 and married Mary DANIELS 15 Jan 1827. Both Mary DANIELS and Elizabeth DANIELS were daughters of above Joseph DANIELS.

BURK, EASTHAM, FRAZIER, HARLESS, JACKSON, WILLIAMS posted by Phyllis Janousek on Friday, December 26, 1997

Seeking information about Isaac JACKSON who married Elizabeth EASTHAM. They had at least 2 sons. Robert JACKSON who married Clara BURK, and Joseph JACKSON b. June 4, 1782 in Chester County, Pa. and d. Jan. 24, 1851. He married Rebecca Burk b. Aug. 6, 1793, d. Sept 26, 1852. Rebecca Burk was the daughter of William and Margaret (Williams) Burk. William was the son of Capt. Thomas Burk (1741-1808) and his wife Clara Frazier, daughter of Robert Frazier. Clara Burk was the daughter of John and Margaret (Davidson) Burk. John Burk was also the son of Capt. Thomas Burk and Clara Frazier. Any information about this line of Jackson's would be greatly appreciated. I am desperate for information about who these Jackson's were and where they came from. My source of information is the manuscript by J. A. Kelly "Burk(e) Family of Southwest Virginia and the Valley"

TEAFORD posted by sidney j. teaford on Friday, December 26, 1997

I'm looking for information concerning Jacob TEAFORD (d. 1800) of Staunton, VA Thanks, Sid Teaford 4506 Commons Drive, Apt 12 Annandale, VA 22003 (703) 941-3724

PRICE posted by Phil Price on Sunday, December 28, 1997

I am searching for a Calem, Callum, or Celun PRICE (the first name has been spelled several ways in Augusta Co. records). He is mentioned in two books - Engish Duplications Of Lost Va Records and Records Of Augusta County Va 1745-1899, Vols. II and III. He apparently moved to eastern KY later in life and raised a family there. We have been unable to find much about him, or research the line further back from him. Any help would be appreciated.

BLAIRS, BRECKENRIDGE, BROWN, HOWARDS, MARSHALLS, PATTON, PRESTON posted by Godfrey Preston Miles on Monday, December 29, 1997

I am looking for, and have, information about John Preston, son of Archibald. The latter came from Yorkshire in the beginning of the 18th century. John Preston married Elizabeth Patton, when and where? They lived on an Estate known as "Spring Hill." Col. William Preston, a son of John,engaged in expeditions against the Cherokee Indians. The legislature of North Carolina included him with his kinsman, Col. William Campbell of King's Mountain fame in a vote of thanks for their service. Col. Preston, along with his son, Thomas Preston, were revolutionary soldiers. Col. Preston married, Susannah Smith, when? They had 10 kids: John, Francis, William, jr., James, Thomas, Sarah, Susan, Mary, Eliza, and Lottice. I have more information, and would like to communicate with interested parties. This information was transcribed in 1953 by Sallie Mood Preston Snow, daughter of Henry Harrison Gillam Preston (husband to Martha Emma McCoy) son of Archibald Preston, son of Thomas Preson, son of William Preston.

BROWN, HOGSHEAD, PAGE posted by Rick Brown on Tuesday, December 30, 1997

My great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Hogsett BROWN (c.1792-1880), daughter of John BROWN (1749-1830) and Mary HOGSHEAD. She had an illegitimate son, Charles Page BROWN (c.1812-1886). I am looking for his father. I am thinking his father might have been a PAGE. There was a Charles PAGE living near the BROWN home around the time of Charles' birth. The father might have been named Robert also. Charles' oldest son was Robert John BROWN. There was a Robert PAGE in the area also. Anybody have any ideas or information on the PAGE family please contact me at my email - - or my home at 1048 Orr Road, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601

BUTT posted by Dalene Butts on Tuesday, December 30, 1997

BUTT, Van or Vance: Applied for Rev. War pension in Augusta Co. Wish to contact descendants

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