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HOLEMAN, HOLMAN posted by Joe Holman on Wednesday, April 1, 1998

I would like any Information on Daniel HOLEMAN 1700-1770 Of Holamns Creek Va. I would also like to Know who to contact, Preferably by e-mail,about his will. Thank You, Joe Holman

DANIEL, DEVORE, KELLER, MARTIN, WILSON posted by Cathy Keller on Wednesday, April 1, 1998

We have searched the KELLER line and because of a kind searcher on the Internet, have gotten back to Martin KELLER. Martin Keller m. Margaret Rich about 1763 of Augusta Co.,Va ; later as part of PA. Their descendents settled in Monroe Co., Ohio and then onto Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.. Other descendents, of George KELLER , settled in Iowa in the 1850's .Anyone searching in these areas, please let me know. Thank you !! The DEVORE family go back to the mid 1800's and were from Pennsylvania and later, Monroe Co., Ohio..... C. Keller

BRUCE, GARRISON, LAMB, MCALLISTER, SHIFFLET posted by Barbara J. Smith on Thursday, April 2, 1998

Looking for connections and descendents with the family of Lemuel and Mary BRUCE MCALLISTER. Married circa 1893, found in Harriston Precinct, Middle River District, Augusta Co. in 1900 and 1910. Mary, daughter of Larkin and Polly Ann SHIFFLET BRUCE, born April 1877. Lemuel, born circa 1874. Known children were Hester A. (June 1894), Daisy B.(July 1898), David W.(1903), William F. (1906) and Mary B.(June 1909).

BOSANG, GRIEVER posted by steven wacker on Thursday, April 2, 1998

David BOSANG B-c1732 Staunton, Augusta co., VA M- ? (Barbara ? ) D-1777 Augusta co. ? Daughter-(my line) Margaret BOSANG B-1750 Augusta co. M-1773 (Phillip GRIEVER) D- ? Wife of David BOSANG? Parents of David BOSANG? Date/place Margaret BOSANG GRIEVER died? Any information appreciated. Thanks, Steven


Looking for the parents of Isaac MCCULLEY b in Augusta/Botetourt Co May 1, 1801. Married Rebecca SCOTT daughter of Nathan SCOTT & Sarah POAGE in 1819. Were they Joseph MCCULLY & Mary CONNELLY? Was he a member of the MCCULLOUGH's of Beverly Manor? The MCCULLEY's later moved to Hopkins Co, KY. Can anyone help? Thanks.

CROWE, DICKERSON, MATHEWS, MAXWELL, SENSEINTAFFAR posted by Dianna Maxwell on Friday, April 3, 1998

I am looking for the above ancestors in Augusta County.

ANDERSON, GREEN, LIVELY, PARKER, PORTER, TAGGART, TETER posted by Ed Greene on Saturday, April 4, 1998

I'am researching Francis Burdette GREEN b:c1786 possibly Augusta Co., VA parents possibly lived in Linvils Creek and Branch Joe's Creek area. (Earlier their kin may have come from Bucks Co., PA.. tho this is very ifffy) Land Survey for Augusta /Rockingham Co., VA shows a Francis GREEN on 24 Dec 1770, again 19 Dec 1771 and 24 Feb 1787 .. One of my GREEN's born very close to 1786-87. GREEN families during that period lived near the TETER families, later traveling and intermarrying into this family in So. IL Randolph County IL and Monroe County IL. In land adjacent to Francis GREEN in Augusta Co., VA were James GREEN, Robert GREEN and Hugh GREEN. Also an Ezekial GREEN lived near them in Augusta Co., VA. The problem is I have many hunches and not enough facts and confirmation to the above to know if my Francis Burdette GREEN is related. Can you shed some lite on any of Augusta Co., VA GREEN's here? Francis Burdette GREEN b:c1787 d:25 May 1849 in IL m. Rebecca PARKER b. 1797 in Abbeville Co., SC, m.31 July 1819. Francis buried Old Salem Cem. Coulterville, IL, he and Rebecca had 7 Children: Benjamin Parker GREEN b:9/10/1822 d.11 April 1890; Isabella GREEN b:8/30/1824 d:1/12/1912; Mary "Polly" Ann GREEN b:1/14/1826 d:1/19/1895;James W. GREEN b: 4/27/1829 d:4/27/1877; Robert GREEN b: abt 1830 d: abt 1863; Hugh Porter GREEN b 8/23/1833 d:4/5/1890; Margra Jane GREEN b:1/6/1835 d:9/18/1845. Their children James, Robert and Hugh GREEN may have been named for Augusta Co., VA James, Robert and Hugh GREEN's. Any information would be appreciated. I am also willing to share the information that I have. Other family names I'm searching are: LIVELY, PORTER, TAGGART, PARKER, TETER and ANDERSON. see URL for Joseph ANDERSON at: for other information Ed Greene MI> Jefferson Co., IL > San Diego, CA Ed Greene 3538 Elsinore Place San Diego, CA 92117-4509 Or phone me toll free 888-901-3391

MATHEWS, REDPATH, RIDPATH posted by Edward A. Ridpath on Saturday, April 4, 1998

Chalkley's has several references to John REDPATH between 1767 and 1772 as an indentured servant to Sampson MATHEWS. Also there are references in 1789/1790 which seem to indicate that John REDPATH is no longer in Augusta County in this time frame. I am looking for evidence of a marriage possibly to an Elizabeth or Charlotte and/or the birth of a son James between 1760-1775.

DUDLEY, HOWDYSHELL posted by ruby g. simmons on Sunday, April 5, 1998

I'm researching the DUDLEY family of Augusta Co.,Va,Martha Ann DUDLEY who married Lorenzo HOWDYSHELL

GIBSON, THOMPSON posted by Bob Thompson on Sunday, April 5, 1998

THOMPSON,Joseph is believed to have been born in Augusta Co circa 1745. He married Mary GIBSON during 1760's and migrated to Fayette Co Ky where he died in 1808/09. It is possible that he is son of Col. Alexander THOMPSON of Augusta Co. But, Alexander's will does not name his as an heir. Seeking information on parents of Joseph THOMPSON. Any and all help appreciated

HARMON, WALKER posted by Lin Van Buren on Sunday, April 5, 1998

WALKER and HARMON, posted by Lin Van Buren on Sunday, 5 April 1998 Seek any documented information about the Alexander WALKER who married Mary Magdalene HARMON in 1790 in Augusta Co VA, and also on the Alexander WALKER and David WALKER who were named as sons of the testator in the 1784 will of Alexander WALKER of Augusta Co VA, whose wife was Jean. Thank you.

GRAGG, GREGG, HARRISON posted by James Gragg on Monday, April 6, 1998

I am looking for information on Alice HARRISON who, tradition holds, married Robert GRAGG of Augusta Co. VA. Also any info on Robert's parents. I would exchange info on his descent.

EAGLE, MCINTOSH, MEYERS, PAUFF, TUTWILER, WEITZELL, WETZEL, WHITSEL, WHITSELL posted by Jeralyn W. Lillard on Wednesday, April 8, 1998

In the August Co. VA Marriage Records there is a Samuel WEITZELL who married Elizabeth MEYERS 4 Dec 1810, Peter WEITZELL who married Mary PAUFF 26 July 1792, Barbara WHITSELL, who married 27 June 1803 to John EAGLE, Peter WHITSEL who married Mary TUTWILER 19 Oct 1796. I am researching George, Sr. and George Jr. and Peter Wetzel. Peter Wetzel was born about 1774 and he and wife Elizabeth went to Wythe co. VA about 1793 and remained until Peter's death 1835 and wife Elizabeth then went with son Jesse to Blount Co. TN. I would like to know if these families are related as I believe they must be. I will share information that I have also especially in Wythe Co. VA. Thank you

ANDERSON, BRIANT, BRYANT, REID posted by David Reid on Thursday, April 9, 1998

William REID and Jane ANDERSON born about 1745. Is there anything on thier marrage in Augusta Co? They were found in Spartanburg, SC around 1800. Sons " John " and " Thomas "

HUDLOW, HURDLOW, WALLACE posted by Pam Parsons Bethune on Friday, April 10, 1998

I'm looking for information on James Jackson HURDLOW (HUDLOW). The name was originally HUDLOW but my family believes that James himself added the "R". He is my husband's great grandfather and according to his daughter his family was originally from Augusta Co. VA. He travelled out west in the late 1800's, and married Jessie Owney WALLACE around 1905 in Hartshorne OK. They lived there until their death. I would love to hear would anyone researching the name.

FITZGERALD, HAMILTON, WALKER posted by Colleen Busby on Saturday, April 11, 1998

James Andrew HAMILTON: I am looking for information on James Andrew HAMILTON, born Sept 4, 1765 in Augusta Co. He married Susan Elizabeth WALKER who was born about 1767 and had a son James M. Hamilton, born in Lovingston. I have traced my family this far but now I'm stumped. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

COLE, MCCOSKEY, SWEARINGEN posted by Carolyn Wright on Saturday, April 11, 1998

I am searching for info on John MCCOSKEY, poss b 1690-1700 in Augusta County. His granddaughter, Mary COLE married Leonard SWEARINGEN in 1789 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Anyone with info on the MCCOSKEY and COLE families please contact me. Thanks.

CRAIG, HINCH posted by Patty Chiles on Sunday, April 12, 1998

Am looking for the ancestors of George CRAIG (b. Feb. 1, 1783 VA; d. July 31, 1868 Howard Co. MO) and of his wife, Charity Humble HINCH (b. Feb. 21, 1788 KY). Charity's family originated from Augusta County, Virginia.


I am looking for information on Christian MESSER (MESNER), b. abt. 1760, d. 1850; who married Rebecca INSLE, 15 June 1793 in Augusta County. George BERNARD (BARNHART acted as bondsman for marriage. I do not know for sure if this is my Christian MESSER or not, but I am looking at all possibilities. There has been older people in the area where my Christian settled, Haywood County, NC, that Christian made trips back and forth from NC to Greenbriar. I am collecting information on all MESSER and variant spellings from the earliest records that I and several other MESSER researchers are working on in order to try and find some of our missing ancestors. Any information on the Augusta County Christiann MESSER will be greatly appreciated and if I can help others in their quest, I will be glad to share information. Brenda Messer

PERRY, PULLINS, SHIPP, STOTT, USHER posted by Shirley on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Researching Loftus PULLINS, Sr.,born 1718, married Ann Jane USHER. Ann"Jinny" 's parents were Annette PERRY and Edward USHER, who eloped and came to America. Who were Loftus PULLINS, Sr's parents? Indications tend toward the names of STOTT or SHIPP for his mother or grandmother. Who was his father - did his father die early and his mom remarry? Any and all help most appreciated. I have worked on this (as have many others more talented than I - so., we need some help-PLEASE) Many thanks.

HINEGARDNER, MESSICK posted by Terri on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Seeking information on Alfred and Elizabeth MESSICK. They had a daughter, Zudah Florence MESSICK, b. 1884 in Rockingham County, d. 1948 Alexandria, VA. Zudah (Zada) married Perry Robert HINEGARDNER b. 1881, d. 1968 in Alexandria, VA. Also, seeking information on Perry Robert HINEGARDNER, SR. Supposedly came from the same area, but I've hit a dead end. All help greatly appreciated.

SEWELL posted by Donna L. Duwe on Wednesday, April 15, 1998

Seeking information on John Jackson (J) SEWELL, born in Augusta Co., Va April 16, 1816. Moved to Boone Co., Missouri 1837. Would like to know his parentage or any other information.

COOK, FULTZ, HEISER, PROPST posted by Nancy Allen on Friday, April 17, 1998

Does anyone have information on these children of Martin and Elizabeth PROPST who lived in Augusta County in 1850 and 1860 - Susannah b. c1837 who married --- Johns, Mary b. c1839 who married Madison COOK, J. F. b. c1841, and J. Martin b. c1843.

ARCHER, CLARK, RENICK, THOMPSON posted by Susan Gervasi on Friday, April 17, 1998

I am interested in any information pertaining to the Augusta County pioneer families RENICK, ARCHER, CLARK and THOMPSON. I am a descendant of all of these families. Thanks very much. Susan Gervasi Greenbelt, Maryland

ANDERSON, PRYOR, TOMPSON posted by Walter L. Williams on Saturday, April 18, 1998

PRYOR, South River Twp, Augusta, County, Virginia I am seeking information relating to my great-great-grandfather, specifically where he was born, when he was released from slavery and the date and place he died. His wife's name was Keziah "Kizzie" TOMPSON born in 1830 in VA. He had a brother George PRYOR born in 1826. George was married to Caroline ANDERSON.

EAST, ROWE posted by John W. East on Sunday, April 19, 1998

Looking for information about parents and other ancestors of Luther Nelson EAST, born abt. 1865, Augusta Cty., VA, a son of Charles H. EAST. Moved to Berrien Springs, MI, when small boy. Later purchased and resided on farm in Stark Cty., IN. Had a least one sister named Cora Augusta and one brother named William (resided in Chicago,IL). Uncle's name was John ROWE who died 7 Feb. 1934, near Middlebrook, VA.

BARTLEY, TROXELL posted by Elizabeth Bartley Restrepo on Sunday, April 19, 1998

I am looking for info on my grandparents, Edgar Hall BARTLEY - born 1888 I believe - and Mae Sidney TROXELL BARTLEY, my grandmother, born about 1894. They lived in Stuart's Draft and Staunton but I am not certain where either was born. I would like information on their parents, grandparents, etc. I am intersted to know their ancestry since I have not one idea about this side of my family. Any information you could provide would be appreciated. Thank you for you assistance.

ARBUCKLE posted by Scott R. Arbuckle on Sunday, April 19, 1998

Interested in James ARBUCKLE (abt1766-1820) son of James & Rachael ARBUCKLE who are listed in Chalkleys.

ROACH, ROBINSON, SEE posted by nan sabulsky on Monday, April 20, 1998

Searching for the grandchildren of William ROBINSON and Margaret SEE ROACH.William ROBINSON b. 1743 in Clarksburg,VA.d.1815 Ohio.Their children were William Jr., James, John, Benjamin, Mary , Catherine, Rebecca,Margaret Sarah, Elizabeth.I beleive they were all born in VA and moved with their parents to Ohio.

MCCALLISTER, MCCOWN posted by Clarence Lee on Tuesday, April 21, 1998

Would like to correspond with anyone researching early,pre 1800, MCCALLISTER ,MCCOWN ,and related families of Augusta Co. especially the group that removed to Cabel Co WVa.

SHANKS posted by Becky Weber on Tuesday, April 21, 1998

My name is Becky Shanks Weber and I am trying to locate some information concerning a William SHANKS. I found in the chronicles of the Scots/Irish Settlement In Virginia, volume 1, Augusta County Court Records. March 19, 1784 (191) William SHANKS, no inhabitant Anyone with any information as to what INHABITANT means or knows of any information on the SHANKS family of Virgina I would greatly appreciate

MINOR posted by Linden Lawrence on Tuesday, April 21, 1998

George W. MINOR, (1838-1889) Augusta County, my wife's G- grandfather. Migrated to New Lexington, Ohio (1880 Census & Perry Co, Ohio Death records). George MINOR married Mary E. (?), their children: William J. MINOR (b. 1862); Fredrick Lewis MINOR (1872-1943; George A. MINOR (1875); and Virginia MINOR (Abt 1888). Would appreciate any information that would establish George W. MINOR and his ancestors in Virginia. Linden & Marilyn (Minor) Lawrence

BUMGARDNER posted by Betty Rossow on Wednesday, April 22, 1998

Need info on the parents of John BUMGARDNER b: 1810 Augusta Co. Va. In a marriage license info he listed his parents as H. and E. BUMGARDNER. 1810 census lists a Henry BUMGARDNER. Not in the 1820 Augusta census. Moved to Gallia co. Ohio. John moved to Jackson Co. WV abt 1841 or so and lived his life out there. His parents apparently stayed in Ohio. Betty in Idaho

HUTCHISON posted by Bob Hutchinson on Wednesday, April 22, 1998

Researching: James Hutchi(n)son b. 1782 +/-, wife Catherine, daughter Sarah b. in VA before going to SC.

AHSFFER, ALENGER, ALINGER, ERHLINGER, OLINGER, SHAVER posted by Anna Hourez on Thursday, April 23, 1998

ALENGER; Augusta VA. 1798-1831 I'm for information on my G.grandfather, William ALINGER. He died in Madsion twp. Carroll Co. In 03/16/1858. He married Elizabrth Shaver B: 1811 Augusta Va. My grandfather, their 3rd child William Henry ALINGER was born in Ohio 06/21/1841and died in Menard Co. IL. 05/14/1901. I'm interested in finding William ALENGER Parents. In my research on this name I have found it spelled ALINGER/ALENGER/ OLINGER/ERHLINGER.

DAVIS, SNODGRASS posted by Marilou Cory-Nyblod on Thursday, April 23, 1998

Looking for info on the family of Robert SNODGRASS in Augusta Co., VA

BARTLETT, BLACKBURN, CANNON, EDGAR, MACFARLAND, TUNNELL posted by Benjamin Bartlett Cannon V on Thursday, April 23, 1998

Seeking verification that a Josiah BARTLETT b. 1747 who was married to Mary BARTLETT b.1751 lived in Augusta County, VA. If so, did Mary BARTLETT later marry a Cannon? A much better known Josiah BARTLETT, also married to a Mary BARTLETT was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and said to be my gggg grandfather. This is untrue according to published records so I am seeking confirmation of the VA Josiah BARTLETT to send my research efforts toward this possible ancestor. The latter BARTLETTS were from NH, and my early ancestors thought to be from VA and later ones (Zachariah CANNON) confirmed early residents of TN.

BELL, CLAIBORNE posted by Raymond E. Bell on Saturday, April 25, 1998

I'm searching for the parents of John BELL & Mary CLAIBORNE. John & Mary were born about 1728, probably in the Augusta County area. John died about 1775 in Augusta County. Mary died 04 Dec 1825 in Knox County, TN, having accompanied their son William BELL, when he moved to TN. John & Mary had four children: William BELL born 1760 in Augusta County, died 05 Mar 1815 in Knox County, TN; Robert BELL born 1765 in Augusta County, died before 1835 in Rhea County, TN; Sarah BELL born about 1770 in Ireland (this is suspect), died 11 Mar 1845 in Hawkins County, TN

LAWLER, LONG posted by Irene Marnell on Saturday, April 25, 1998

I am looking for information regarding William LONG who married Caty LAWLER sometime before 1788. They had children Samuel, Margaret, William, George, Caty, Henry, Polly, Betsy, John, Benjamin, and Lewis and lived part of the time in Grayson County, VA. If you have any information regarding these two families to share it would be appreciated. I am a descendent of their Samuel Long.

MCCOMMIS, TAITT, TATE posted by Dan Norgard on Saturday, April 25, 1998

Looking for anything on the life or parents of Sturman TAITT and/or his wife Elizabeth McCOMMIS. They were married in Augusta Co. 10 August, 1795.

ANDERSON posted by John B Anderson on Sunday, April 26, 1998

Looking for information on John ANDERSON who settled in Augusta County Virginia in 1738-1739. He had five sons Robert,Andrew,James,John,&William. William would be my great,great,great, great,great Grandfather. William left and went to Kentucky outside Lexington. Robert went to South Carolina where he fought in the revolutionary war and was a general. ANDERSON county South Carolinia is named after him. If you need more information please e-mail me.


I am looking for more information on the following family members who were early pioneers in Augusta County, Virginia. Thomas CALBREATH was born sometime around 1730-1740, but his exact birthdate and birthplace have not been discovered. Based on the birthdate of their first child, Thomas CALBREATH must have married Margaret JOHNSTON sometime around 1758 to 1760. Margaret was the daughter of William and Ann JOHNSTON of Augusta County, Virginia.. The children of Thomas and Margaret (JOHNSTON) CALBREATH, with the exact birth order still uncertain: +(1) William CALBREATH, b. 12 June 1761, d. 1828,. m. Mary HAMILTON, 20 Aug. 1787. +(2) John CALBREATH, b. 2 June 1763, d. 1825, m. Elizabeth HAMILTON, 18 Apr. 1785. (3) Margaret CALBREATH, b. ca1765?, m. Andrew WALLACE, 3 March 1796. Andrew WALLACE and Thomas GALBREATH, surety. Margaret was of age, dau. of Thomas GALBRAITH, dec'd, sister of Thos. GALBREATH. Marriage performed by Rev. John McCue, at the Tinkling Spring Church. [n.f.i.] +(4) Thomas CALBREATH, b. Feb. 1768, d. 6 Oct. 1855, m. Jane "Jennett" HUTCHINSON, 26 Nov. 1801. +(5) Ann CALBREATH, b. ca1770, d. 15 May 1833, m. Thomas MITCHELL, 11 Jan. 1798. (6) Elizabeth CALBREATH, b. ca1772-75?, m. John GOLD, 26 March 1798. John Gold and Nicholas Spring, Jr., surety. Elizabeth was dau. of Thomas COLDBREATH, dec'd. Marriage by Rev. Wm. Wilson. +(7) Mary CALBREATH, b. 4 Oct. 1776, d. 16 Sept.1845, m. George RUTLEDGE, 7 May 1800. +(8) Jane CALBREATH, b. ca1778-80?, m. William ALLISON, 9 Oct. 1816. +(9) Sally CALBREATH, b. ca1780-1785?, d. ca1812, m. Brydon WILSON, 22 Feb. 1809.

GILLESPIE, SIMPSON posted by Dennis W. Gillespie on Wednesday, April 29, 1998

SIMPSON-GILLESPIE (?), August County, ca 1756. Searching for details of the James Simpson vs. Margaret Campbell Case in 1756 in Augusta County. William and Mary Gillespie and Robert Gillespie were named as witnesses. Hoping to learn if there is a family relation between Simpson and Gillespie, Mary especially. Was she possibly nee Mary Simpson? If so, that would be evidence that William and Mary were the parents of Thomas Gillespie (1757-1842) of Tazewell County. A reference to this case is found in "Centennial History of Allegheny County," p. 12-13, but I gather the details are not spelled out (the book is unavailable here). Will appreciate any leads or suggestions. Dennis Gillespie

BELL, HARBERSON, HARBISON posted by Clare Pebworth on Wednesday, April 29, 1998

Looking for the parents and siblings of John B. BELL, b,. Aug. 1, 1789 Augusta Co., Va. John married Elizabeth HARBISON, in Barren Co., KY, Jan. 10, 1812. In 1835, John and Elizabeth moved to St. Francois Co. (Iron Co.), Missouri. Of their children they had 3 sons: Henry Bell, Moses Harbison Bell and James Stacy Bell. Need help. Thanks. Clare -

KELLEY, PULTZ posted by Cecil Edward Pultz on Wednesday, April 29, 1998

Looking for any information on the PULTZ family of Staunton, Augusta county Virginia about 1890-present. Seeking link to fathers family for genealogical purpses only. Father is presumed to be "Dewey Pultz" ? First name at present is in question, having found no actual documents with his name. Was around Big Stone Gap, Va. early 1950's. Occupation as I was told was "lumberjack" or in forestry and logging? Mother was Elsie Geneva (Jones) KELLEY of Big Stone Gap. I as born 5-6- 1952. Dad was supposed to have left when I was approx. 2yrs. old (1954?). Will be in Wise county Va. week of May 5th 1998. Hope to have more information upon return. Thanks in advance, Cecil

ABRAHAMS, ABRAMS, SPENCER posted by Lynda L. Wirth on Thursday, April 30, 1998

Searching for information on Henry ABRAMS (ABRAHAMS)m. Rhoda SPENCER and James SPENCER m. Mary ABRAMS (ABRAHAMS) According to information I have they were in Augusta Co., Va. Some of their children were listed as being born there in the 1750's. Both families were in Turkeyfoot Twp., Somerset Co., Pa by 1768. Would like to hear from anyone who might have any information on these families.

MULLER posted by Boyce Lee Muller on Thursday, April 30, 1998

I am trying to research the ancestry of Lottie Coyner MULLER, born in Staunton or Fisherville, Virginia about 1891. She graduated from Mary Baldwin College. Date of inquiry 4/30/98

BRAGG, WHITSON posted by Ann Farnsworth on Thursday, April 30, 1998

Need info on Thomas BRAGG b1721 Richmond Co. Va. m. 22 May 1753 Augusta Co. Va. Elizabbeth WHITSON.

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