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MILLS posted by Brett Michael Mills on Wednesday, December 2, 1998

I am looking for information on Arthur Franklin MILLS, who was born in Augusta County in 1892. His son, Charles Hollis MILLS was my grandfather, but he died in 1947 and I have no way of gaining any knowledge of my families history. If anyone could help me I would very much appreciate it. I am a historian, working in Spring, Texas. Thank you very much!

MCCLURE, ROSS, RUSSELL posted by Roger Liess on Thursday, December 3, 1998

Looking for family and ancestors of Jane MCCLURE, who married Joshua Russell. He was born ca 1808 in Augusta County, VA to Moses and Jane (ROSS) RUSSELL. Jane was born ca 1806 in or near Augusta County. They were married 8 Oct 1834. Their children were: William A., Moses J.,Cyres H.,John A., Mary J., Margaret E., and Martha E. The faqmily moved to Green County, OH in 1832 and to Shelby County, OH soon after that. Contact Roger Liess at if you have any info on this lady or her family.

CAMPBELL, MATTHEWS, TITUS posted by Patsy Wickern on Thursday, December 3, 1998

Looking for parents or siblings of Thomas Campbell born April 19,1779. Not sure where he orginated from. Married Jershua TITUS,daughter of Joseph TITUS and Elizabeth MATTHEWS,March 5,1795 in Madison Co,KY. I found a Benjamin A CAMPBELL that married around the same time frame in Madison Co,KY and he was born in Augusta Co,VA in 1766. Hoping this might be the lead I need on Thomas CAMPBELL. Any info, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated. You never know what may lead to something bigger. Thanks

BOGARD, CURRENCE, MACE posted by Becky Bozic on Thursday, December 3, 1998

I am looking for information on Henry MACE born c. 1750-60 in Augusta Co., VA. He married Anna CURRENCE. I think his parents might be Henry MACE b. 1720 and Anna BOGARD. If that is the case, I would like info on them as well.

FULTON, MURRAY posted by Maryann Robbins on Thursday, December 3, 1998

Would like information on Archibald MURRAY and Sarah FULTON MURRAY. Archibald Murray was born c1760 d. 1830, not sure of Sarah's dates. They were married in Augusta CO VA in 1792. Sarah was the daughter of Hugh Fulton. They moved to Meigs Co OH in 1806.

FRANKLIN, SCOTT posted by Margaret Baldock on Thursday, December 3, 1998

Am researching a SCOTT and FRANKLIN family in Augusta Co., VA. Jacob SCOTT b. 22 Mar. 1744 Augusta Co., VA. His parents were: Robert & Ann SCOTT and his siblings were: Jean b. 23 Dec. 1740 & James b. 5 Dec. 1745 (both in Augusta Co.). Jacob md. Milley Franklin (parents unk). The only child I know of at this time is Nancy who md. Willis Crutcher. Any help on this family would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you.

JORDAN posted by Hugh Jordan on Friday, December 4, 1998

I am looking for information on the JORDAN family that settled in Augusta County. Specifically looking for information on John David JORDAN Jr.; Issac Riddle JORDAN; George Davis JORDAN; and George Rollin JORDAN. I am from the Indiana branch of the JORDAN family and we have had no knowledge of what happened to the JORDAN family that stayed in Virginia. Most of childern of John David JORDAN Sr. moved to Harrison County, Indiana from Virginia in the early 1800's.

TAYLOR, TAYLOT, TETTER posted by Edgar R. Taylor, Jr on Saturday, December 5, 1998

Isaac TAYLOR first appears in the records of the District of West Augusta in 1772 - Ohio Co. -although he may have taken up land there before that time. I am trying to find what TAYLOR family he may be related to. Near him are Robert TAYLOR and Henry TAYLOT and Samuel TETTER. I would be happy to share what info I have on him for others who may be researching TAYLORs in Ohio Co. VA and Washington Co PA prior to 1800.

LOCKHART, MILLS posted by James G. L. Howard on Sunday, December 6, 1998

William MILLS, born in 1799, youngest of twelve children, moved to TN where he ran a mill. He named one son John LOCKHART Mills. I seek William's parents in Augusta County noting a landgrant to John Mills in 1744 and another to Jacob LOCKHART in 1749. Could anyone help or advise?

MCDOWELL, SWOOPE posted by Carl Coleman Rosen on Monday, December 7, 1998

Looking for the parents of Mary MCDOWELL (1772-1816) and parents of her husband Jacob SWOOPE (1766-1832). They resided in Augusta County, Va. Thanks for any leads.

ALEXANDER, BRITTON, CALLAGHAN, HUTCHINSON, JAMES, MCCOMB, YOUNG posted by Robert W. Frey on Monday, December 7, 1998

Seeking info re: Thomas Alexander (b. ca 1740) & Mary Britton (b. ca 1745), Augusta Co. to Bedford Co., 1740-1820; John Davis Callaghan (1759-1839) & Margaret Hutchinson (1766-1836), m. 2 Nov 1792, Bath Co.; Edward James, whose dau., Elizabeth (b. 1800, Gallia Co., OH, m. John Davis Callaghan/Callahan, 24 Dec 1818, Gallia Co., OH; Andrew McComb (d. 1788, Augusta) & Jane Raeburn, whose dau., Mary m. James Young, and dau., Elizabeth m. Robert Curry; Robert Young and Agness N.N., who settled Augusta abt 1737.

HARPER, WARDLAW posted by Tommie L. Wardlaw on Tuesday, December 8, 1998

William WARDLAW md ca.1728-30 Jane HARPER. Children born Aug.Co VA; some removed to Abbeville SC. Have information to share.

DAFT, GROAH, GROW posted by Carol Hite Harlow on Wednesday, December 9, 1998

Looking for information on Phillip GROAH, poss. s/o William & Elizabeth who married Margaret DAFT, parentage unknown, were living in Augusta Co, Va in 1850 1860. They were the parent of 5 daughters all of whom were married in Augusta Co. Any information appreciated, will share what I have.

MCDANIEL, MCDONALD posted by Stephen McDaniel on Wednesday, December 9, 1998

I am looking for information on Bryan MCDANIEL. I have found two referances to the name in Augusta County (Va Wills and Administrations MCDANIEL Augusta Co Bryan Sr. 1758) and (Chalkley Chronicles, Bryan MCDANIEL appointed road overseer from Fort William to the Market Road 1764.) I have been looking mostly in Montgomery County for the parents of Anthony MCDANIEL (MCDONALD) (he has used both names) b 1814. Family records list his father as Bryant McDaniel m Catherine Unknown. I Know that a number of families from the Scotch- Irish Settlement in Augusta County migrated to Montgomery County.


I am interested in descendants of William MCPHEETERS b North Ireland d 1773 Augusta Co. VA. m1 Rebecca THOMPSON (8 known children) m2 widow Mary PIERCE/PEARCE/PEERY d 1773 Augusta Co. VA. (no children). Kelle Metz

LAWRENCE, NEWMAN, SMITH posted by Darin Scott Lawrence on Thursday, December 10, 1998

I've reached a dead end in researching the LAWRENCE Family in Staunton/Augusta County Area. I am looking for Thomas S. LAWRENCE m Sarah Jane SMITH b. 1837 d. 1910 These two were the parents of James William, George Thomas, Mary Virginia, John Smith, and Fannie Cornelia


I am interested in descendants of William MCPHEETERS b North Ireland d 1773 Augusta Co. VA. m1 Rebecca THOMPSON (8 known children) m2 widow Mary PIERCE/PEARCE/PEERY d 1773 Augusta Co. VA. (no children).

GABHART, MCCLUNG posted by Lynda Evans on Thursday, December 10, 1998

I am looking for any information relating to Charles MCCLUNG born 1805 in Augusta County and his wife Sarah GABHART McClung born 1810. They had 10 children: Juliann, Mary J.B., James A., Jacob, George W., William Harrison, Charles E., Marcellus M., John L., and McCloud. The family moved to Harrison County, (West) Virginia in the early 1800's.

CONNAWAY posted by Lenwood Clark on Friday, December 11, 1998

Seek information on Lawrence CONNAWAY, b. 1756 Ireland, d. before 1800. He enlisted 15 July 1776 in Harford Co. and signed Oath of Fidelity and Allegiance to Maryland in 1778. He is listed in Augusta Co. personal property tax records in 1791-94, and in 1800 Elizabeth CONNAWAY gives permission for Rosannah CONNAWAY d/o Lawrence CONNAWAY, dec. to marry John Brown. Are there additional records of his living in Augusta Co.?

GIVENS, POWELL, ROBINSON posted by Millie Conrad on Friday, December 11, 1998

Looking for information on Powell ROBINSON b. 17 m. 1822. Possibly grandson of Margaret ROBINSON who married Robert GIVENS around 1785 in Augusta Co. Powell eventually migrated to Hawkins Co., TN. Powell's mother's maiden name possibly POWELL. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

MCCAULEY posted by Hal McCawley on Friday, December 11, 1998

Researching the MCCAULEY families of 1750-1850 Augusta and Frederick Cos, VA.

ALLEN, CATHEY, GIVENS, WOHOAB posted by William D. Allen Sr. on Saturday, December 12, 1998

Our Benjamin ALLEN, son of Robert ALLEN and Sarah CATHEY GIVENS, was born in Frederick county, Virginia, in 1775. Benjamin and his wife, Margaret Green WOHOAB, lived in Augusta and Botetourt counties in the late 1700s. They left for Kentucky about 1785. We would like to correspond with anyone who has family connections to our surnames. Thanks, William and Loydean ALLEN

CRAIG, EVANS, MILLER posted by Joyce Fuller on Saturday, December 12, 1998

Am trying to find where my ggggrandfather Rev. Alexander MILLER and his wife Jane(EVANS)MILLER are buried. He came to Cooks Creek about 1756 at the invitation of Rev.John CRAIG. He also was at Peaked Mountain. There is a thought that he is buried in the old Cooks Creek cemetery- does anyone have any knowledge of this. Would appreciate any help. Thank you. Joyce Fuller

FULTON, MCCLURE, STEELE posted by Millicent Helm McClure on Monday, December 14, 1998

Searching for the parents of John Fulton MCCLURE (b.11 Sep 1829 in Adams Co., OH) and his brother, William Steele MCCLURE. The parents are believed to be from Augusta Co. VA.

COONROD, DRESTERN posted by Russell J. Arnsberger on Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Elizabeth DRESTERN was b. Abt. 1739 in Augusta Co., VA. She m. Abt. 1763 Woolrick COONROD who was b. Abt. 1734 in VA, probably in Augusta Co. I am looking for information on Elizabeth's parents. I have COONROD information that I will share.

LEACH, LEECH posted by Kevin Roe on Wednesday, December 16, 1998

My great great grandfather, Andrew LEACH (possibly also spelled LEECH), was born in Augusta County in 1836 and relocated sometime in his childhood to Perry County, Ohio, in Somerset. Trying to find out any information about his parents and other Virginia ancestors to trace him back farther.

HIGHT, HITE posted by Carol Hite Harlow on Wednesday, December 16, 1998

I am looking for information on Benjamin HIGHT or HITE s/o of William Albert and nancy Fitzgerald HIGHT. In 1894 he murdered a Henry Weeks and was sent to prison at Richomnd, Va. In Dec 1900 he was pardoned and returned to Augusta Co., Va. I am trying to loacte his date of death and place of burial. He had a sister, Willie who marriae a Taylor and they lived in the western pert of Augusta Co. Any help will be greatly appreciated.


I am searching for info on the descendants/ancestors of Moses and Jane Slaughter. They lived in Pulaski county in a place called Draper. Their son, Austin, was my great-grandfather. His son, Burchard Austin, was my grandfather. I am trying to find info on any of Moses' and Jane's children, particularly Roseanna who married a James or John robinson or on Burchard.. I have been told there is a connection between the Slaughters and the Russells who also lived in Pulaski. My great-great- grandfather was a James Russell whose wife was Sarah Jane. I find the death of Sarah Jane who was formerly a Carpenter but not mine who was a Sanders. Would also like info on Ella Nowlin who married Henry or Harry Templeton and Charles Washington. She also lived in Pulaski. Thanks

ANDERSON, CRAWFORD, DOOLEY posted by Kelly Oliver on Thursday, December 17, 1998

I am looking for more information about the ancestors of the followign people: Elizabeth CRAWFORD (m. George ANDERSON), who died abt. 1788 in Middle River, Augusta Co, VA. George ANDERSON (m. Elizabeth CRAWFORD), who was born abt. 1710 and died in 1788. He must have lived in Augusta Co. at some point (I don't know if he was born there) because at least one of his children was born there. Margaret Jean ANDERSON (Anderson was her married name; I don't know her maiden name), who was born abt. 1695 in Scotland and who died Feb, 1764, in Augusta Co. Margaret Jean was George's mother. Martha ANDERSON, (m. Henry DOOLEY in Orange Co, VA, in 1735), who was born in either 1715 or 1720 in Augusta Co, VA, and died in 1788 in Bedford Co, VA. If you know the names of any of the ancestors of these people, please contact me!! Thanks!

STEPHENS posted by Alton E Martin on Friday, December 18, 1998

Caleb W STEPHENS served as a male nurse from 1861-1864 in the Army Hospital in Staunton, Va. He was a private in Confederate army. Co C, 19th Ga regiment and served in the Hospital after being sick and unable to serve in the field activities. He surrendered with his unit at Greensborro, NC in April 1865 at the close of the War. He was a resident of Campbell County, Ga. (now South Fulton). Later he drew a confederate pension in DeKalb County, GA. Does anyone no how to find detail information of Civil War Conederate service persons that were in this hospital. Is there a history of this hospital? Thanks for any help.

SHELL posted by bob shell on Saturday, December 19, 1998

Searching for info. on Arnold SHELL..Was in Montgomery-Augusta- Fincastle area ca-1770 to 1775..Dunsmore war record..Newriver area tithables..1772-73..No record of wife or children there..he appeared in Sullivan Co. NC/TN. in 1778 with NC land grant..Known sons in Tenn. Andrew, Aaron Joseph, poss. john..Arnold died taxes paid on land after 1812...would appreciate any response of this family.....regards.....Bob Shell

GREGORY posted by Michael W. Dalton on Monday, December 21, 1998

Looking for information on Leonard Lynwood GREGORY, born September 15, 1871 in Staunton, Virginia. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

GOOCH, JARMEN, PERKINS posted by Joyce Rose on Monday, December 21, 1998

Need information on Horace C. GOOCH, born about 1830 in Albemarle o., VA, but records show he lived in Augusta Co. He married three times, first wife unknown, second wife, Sarah JARMEN, third wife Victiria PERKINS. Trying to find out who his parents were. Thanks.

BROWN, GASTINEAU, GASTINUE, MARVEL, MERCER, NUTTERWELL posted by Janie Budd on Tuesday, December 22, 1998

Looking for any data on these families in Augusta Co. in the late 1700's. I will be glad to share data. Please e-mail.

CHESNEY, HEARN, MCCHESNEY posted by Jennifer Lyon on Thursday, December 24, 1998

Looking for John MCCHESNEY or CHESNEY of Augusta County, VA. Had daughter named Ann/Annie (or maybe Mary Ann) who married John HEARN date unknown but around 1782 based on birthdates of children. DAR lineages say that John MCCHESNEY lived in Augusta County. I have no idea if this is accurate or if he did, if he was father of Annie (Mary Ann) CHESNEY/MCCHESNEY who married John HEARN. This is a long shot ... I am working right now from very vague secondary sources on this line. Any help appreciated.

BATEMAN, SCHIFFLER, SHIFFLER posted by Sarah Sall on Sunday, December 27, 1998

I am looking for any information and any family members to MY GGGandfather John Wesley BATEMAN and Mary E. SCHIFFLER/SHIFFLER from Mt.Sidney,Va. in the years of 1850 to 1875...I know of only one child of John and Mary Bateman that was my ggrandfather John W. BATEMAN JR. born in Mt. Sidney in 1857...Any one having these names in there family tree or know any information about them please e-mail me at Thanks

DIXSON, MOORE posted by Sue Phillips on Monday, December 28, 1998

Seeking to share information with other researchers of the MOORE family of Augusta County, Virginia and Licking County, Ohio. Jacob Moore, b. 1788 in Augusta County, married in that state and had three children, including John MOORE, b. 1813 and living in Delaware County, Ohio in 1894. Upon the death of his first wife, Jacob married second Mary DIXSON, b. 1786 also in Augusta County. This couple came to Licking County, Ohio, as part of the migration of many people from Augusta County in the 1810s. Jacob MOORE and Mary DIXSON had five children, Caroline, Allie Ann, Harvey, Van R., b. 1821, and Allen. I would like to share information with others researching this family.

CROWE, JONES, MOORE, PATTERSON posted by Sue Phillips on Monday, December 28, 1998

Seeking to share information with other researchers of the family of Adam PATTERSON, b. 1774 in Augusta County, Virginia d. 1855 in Licking County, Ohio. Adam was married three times. First, to Sophia JONES in 1796 in Augusta County. Two daughters were born to this marriage, Elizabeth and Lydia. Sophia died about 1804 and in November 1805, Adam married Rebecca MOORE, b. about 1789 in Augusta County. A son Ephraim and daughter Rebecca were born to this marriage. Adam PATTERSON and Rebecca MOORE were one of the pioneer Augusta families moving to Licking County in 1810. Rebecca died about 1821 and Adam married for a third time, to Anne CROWE in Licking County. This marriage produced seven children: Lurinda, Melinda, Matilda, Jurdan, Cordelia, Addison, and Maria. I would like to share information with others researching this family.


I am researching the above, Augusta/Orange Co, VA, surnames and would like to communicate with anyone doing the same. I am also interested in the TAYLORS, MADISONS, COCKES, CRAIGHEADS, CATLETTS, SMITHS, MCCOYS, ADAMS, MILLS, and MCGHEES of that area. Fran

BARBER, MOORE posted by David McKercher on Tuesday, December 29, 1998

I am searching for information on George BARBER and his wife Elizabeth MOORE. George was born in England around 1700 and died in Augusta County in 1745. Elizabeth may have been born in Augusta County and left after George died to move to North Carolina, possibly with her new husband Mr. Patton. George and Elizabeth's children were Sarah, Pli(y)er, George Jr., John and William. John and William both appear in land records in NC by 1796, near Anson County. Chances are they migrated to Wilkes County NC with their mother and step-father since they were only in the early teens when George died. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

BOYER, CLEMENS, CLEMMONS, FLEMINGS, FLEMMONS posted by Gail Carter on Wednesday, December 30, 1998

John CLEMMONS b. c 1780-1790 d. 1830 Union Twp., Madison Co., OH m. Anne BOYER(S) b. 1789 or 1790 d. 1856 Noble Co. IN, bond. Isaac FLEMMONS (FLEMINGS, CLEMMONS?), consent Phillip BOYER(S). Oldest son born Augusta, VA. States parents were farmers in the Shenandoah. Any information on any of these people would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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