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Brunswick County Queries #8

BIGGS, WILLIAMS- Hello I'm looking for researchers of the surname BIGGS. Mine start with Willis Biggs and Mary Williams, birth ca 1759 fought in the War of 1812, died Oct 6, 1813 Fort Seneca Ohio, his widow lived in Jefferson, TN and Hagerstown, Indiana. Will share all. Sheila

Jun 21, 1999 - 02:52 - From: - Sheila Bryant Gonzales

REVIS, REVAS, REAVES - My g-grandfather, Henry W. Revis, (Revas, Reaves) was born a slave n Brunswick county abt 1835, his wife Julia ? was born abt. 1838. He had an older brother Stephen d.b. abt. 1830 and a younger sistre Martha (Maragret)d.b. abt 1840. Oral history has it that their father Richad (Dick) Revis came to Brunswick Co. Va in the early 1800's. It is also rumored that Henry aand Stephen at one time were slavers, respectively, on the Willie(William) and Peter Ross plantations. They could have lived on the W.T.Hall plantation at one time. I would like any info on the Revis family prior to 1865, especially their slave history. Thanks. Coleman R. Seward Greatgrandson.

Jun 21, 1999 - 10:00 - From: - Coleman R. Seward

PRICE, HURT - William HURT PRICE was born in Caroline County,VA on 31 March 1788. His middle name would indicate that his mother possibly was a HURT. About 1767, the family moved to Brunswick County. By age 19, William was in Warren County, NC, and in 1703 when he married Mary Price, no relation as far as we know, he owned land in Green County, KY. Can anybody help?

Jun 22, 1999 - 17:39 - From: - Tom O'Neil

HARRIS - HARRIS: Meherin Parish, Brunswick Co. Seek other descendants of Isaac HARRIS (d. 1777) of Meherin Parish. Son, Wooten, a RW Veteran who later removed to NC, TN & IL, where he died in 1840.

Jun 22, 1999 - 21:07 - From: - Rev. David McDonald

PERRY - Interested in any Perrys who were in Brunswick. I am supposed to be descended from Francis Perry, one of 7 brothers who were sons of Phillip Perry III. There is a little evidence that two of the brothers were in Brunswick Co. Phillip I landed at Isle of Wight Co. about 1634, or after.

Jun 23, 1999 - 02:06 - From: - Lois Perry Richardson

BOWLES - Oney (Arizona) BOWLES, my gggg grandmother, was born in Brunswick County in 1737, Married Andrew Yeargian. I am looking for her parents.

Jun 23, 1999 - 13:21 - From: - W. Cassandra Copass

BURNETT, HUNTER, AMOS, PATSEL - BURNETT, AMOS, HUNTER, PATSEL I'm looking for relatives of Austin B. and Frances Burnett, Bedford Co, VA, who had a daughter, Lelia (or Lillian). She (Age 16) married Peter Hunter (26 yrs), Nov 11, 1896. Peter's mother was Bettie. Later, Lillian married J.C.Amos. J.C. Amos and Lillian adopted a son Roy Lee Patsel (born: Apr 3, 1928) in Roanoke, VA. His name was changed to Benjamin Francis Amos, my father. Benjamin's biological mother tried to get him back when his father came back from the war. The Amos' ran with him from town to town. Lillian settled in Augusta, GA. J.C. Amos died somewhere in route possibly Columbia, SC, or Savannah, GA. If you have any information on any of these, please email me at Thank you, Alice Ware

Jun 24, 1999 - 03:34 - From: - Alice Amos Ware


Jun 24, 1999 - 18:48 - From: - Jay Harrell

LIFSEY/LIVESAY/LIVESEY - Reseaching LIFSEY/Livesay/Livesey/ and other variations of spelling in Brunswick County 1720 - 1798. Have extensive records thus far, any information is apppreciated John Lifsey

Jun 25, 1999 - 09:28 - From: - John R. Lifsey

WARD, LEDBETTER - I am looking for the parents of James Ward b. 1786 Brunswick VA. married Martha Patsy Ledbetter in Rutherford NC. Moved to Gilmer Co Ga abt 1832. Children were Frederick, Jonathon, John Marion, Albert, Jane and Nancy. Thanks Barbara

Jun 26, 1999 - 00:05 - From: - Barbara Frisby

VAUGHAN, SIMMONS - Searching for anyone that may have information on the Vaughan Cemetery, Brunswick Co., looking for what Vaughans or perhaps Simmons that may be there-thank you-Tree (Carol Dompier)

Jun 27, 1999 - 15:54 - From: - Carol Dompier

DAVIS, PELHAM, GOODE - Searching for information about Ashton DAVIS (1881-1949) of Brunswick County, White Plains, VA, African American,; m. Mary Pelham of Brunswich Co in 1903, four children: Beulah, Herman, Rosebud, and Everett; 2nd wife Grace Goode, married 1916, eight children: Floyd, Lois, Ruth, Hilda, Elsie, Gracie, Ashton. He was my maternal grandfather. Any info at all would be greatly appreciated. contact:

Jun 27, 1999 - 20:07 - From: - Robert L. Harris

CROOK - Looking for information on David Crook, b. abt 1792 in Brunswick and his son, William Alexander Crook, b. 1813 in Brunswick. Patriarch of the family was Joseph Crook, immigrant to Virginia, Brunswick County. Please email with info (

Jun 28, 1999 - 02:09 - From: - Patti & Fred Sells

DANIEL, CHAMBERLAIN, SMITH, LANIER - Seek information regarding the family connections of Randall Daniel (d. c1801), of Brunswick Co., Va. He was the second husband of Lucy (Smith) Lanier (d. 1829, Davidson Co., N.C.), widow of Shepherd Lanier. Lucy Smith was a dau of Cuthbert Smith (d. 1780) and Elizabeth Chamberlain (dau of Samuel Chamberlain), whose first husband was Sampson Lanier, Jr. (c1712-1757), son of Sampson Lanier, Sr., of Brunswick Co. Sampson Lanier, Sr. had a brother Robert Lanier who lived in Chowan Precinct, N.C., whose dau Elizabeth married Thomas Daniel (1679-c1750, Tyrell Co., N.C.), whose father was John Daniel, brother of Deputy Gov. Robert Daniel of North Carolina. This Robert Daniel's first wife was Dorothy Chamberlain. Seek to learn any family connection to Elizabeth, wife of (1) Sampson Lanier, Jr., and (2) Cuthbert Smith.

Jun 28, 1999 - 15:48 - From: - Chris B. Morgan

STROUD - Seek info re Joshua STROUD who died in Brunswick Co. after 1739. Ancestors, descendants. Believe he was son of John Stroud of Prince George Co.

Jun 28, 1999 - 22:02 - From: - Bob Wilson

WESSON - Looking for any information about Wessons who later went to Cleveland county, NC, before the early 1900's. Any one who is familiar with a "McDowell Wesson"---please contact me! Thanks! Lynn Wesson

Jun 28, 1999 - 23:07 - From: - Lynn E. Wesson

RAINEY/RAYNOR - Looking for the parents of Francis Marion Rainey, b.c1830, Nash Co. NC, probably to parents from Brunswick Co VA. He married Catharine P. "Kate" Delbridge, daughter of Rev. Robert Warren Delbridge of Virginia and NC. Children were Benjamin F. Rainey and Elizabeth Rainey. Francis M. Rainey died during the Civil War. Francis's grandchildren changed the spelling of their surname to Raynor. I am wondering if Francis was related to an earlier Franics Rainey in Brunswick Co., VA.

Jun 30, 1999 - 10:53 - From: - Annie Jo Gardner

WILSON, WYNNE/WYNN - Researching John WILSON, will, Sept, 1809, Brunswick Co., (Father of Winifred WILSON WYNNE). Was Henry WILSON, will, July 1775, the father of this John WILSON? Who were the parents of Rev. Peter WYNNE of Brunswick Co.? What was the denomination of his church? Winifred WILSON married Peter WYNNE, Jr. in 1797 in Brunswick Co. Peter WYNN died in 1808 in Mecklenburg Co. Did Winifred WYNN marry again?

Jul 1, 1999 - 23:46 - From: - Margaret Pate Finley

JONES - In Reference to information posted on Jan. 19, 1998 by Bill Cheatham. Need source of information about John Robert JONES and names of his children; brothers/sisters and/or any other family background. Thank you. L.R. Jones

Jul 5, 1999 - 22:01 - From: - L.R.Jones

WALKER - Looking for the parents of William Richard Walker, born April 8, 1816, in Brunwick County, Virgina married Mary E. (last name unknow) William died in Tippah county, MIssissippi on his tomb stone, he has put brunswick county, Al information will be grately appreicated,

Jul 7, 1999 - 15:43 - From: - Robin

RUSSELL - Looking for information about wills for Samuel Russell 1740 - 1765.

Jul 7, 1999 - 21:24 - From: - Betty Russell

THRIFT - Looking for information on Drury Thrift an inhabitant of Brunswick Co., VA 1773, and Greensville Co., VA 1782,1783

Jul 11, 1999 - 16:11 - From: - Nancy Brown

BAGWELL - I am looking for anyone that has info on Richard Bagwell his son was Drury Bagwell that later went to montgomery county Tenn. i have a lot of info on Drury in tenn,but not much on Richard.

Jul 12, 1999 - 16:18 - From: - Terrie Wyatt

ABERNATHY - I am searching for information about the Abernathy Family. The family moved into North Carolina in the late 1800's. Any help would be appreciated.

Jul 13, 1999 - 07:10 - From: - Sherman Wright

BELCH , CAPPS - can anyone tell me the parents of rosa capps, born 7-25-1900 and died 9-1975. she lived in lawranceville, brunswick co. virginia and probably died there.hope she was a belch.i am researching the belch's and would appreciate any info.

Jul 14, 1999 - 22:49 - From: - Dave Mizelle

COLEMAN, HAWKS - I am researching the Scott and Cornelia Hawks Coleman family. Particularly would like to here from Scott Sellen. Your e-mail address is invalid. Please contact me. My e-mail is Thank you.

Jul 15, 1999 - 13:01 - From: - Terri Maitland

RIVES, REVIS, REAVIS - Hi, | was born and raised in Brunswick Co. Went to St Paul's High School and graduated in 1949. My Great-great-grandfather, Richard Rives, a slave, according to oral family history, came to Brunswick County in the early 1800s from Henderson, NC. He had three children: Stephen DOB abt. 1830, Henry, my great-grandfather, DOB abt 1835 and Margaret (Martha) DoB abt 1840, all born in Brunswick Co. according to the 1870 census. I know nothing about Richard and little about his childres prior to 1870. I would like any info or suggestion as to where I might be able to fine their plantations, marriages, deaths, master's name etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Coleman.

Jul 15, 1999 - 15:40 - From: - Coleman R. Seward

COLLIER, WILLIAMSON - Vines Collier married Sarah Elizabeth Williamson in Brunswick County, Va. ca. 1760. Sarah Elizabeth was the daughter of Maj. Benjamin Williamson. I am trying to establish her date of birth. Any help gratefully received. William Collier

Jul 16, 1999 - 07:59 - From: - William R. Collier

BROWDER SCOGGIN JOHNSON KELLEY STONE ELMORE COLE SAMMONS - Note new email address from that posted on query in 1998. I would still like to hear from any cousins or researchers of my families.

Jul 17, 1999 - 12:22 - From: - Ed Browder

FISHER, CHEELY - Searching for the children of WILLIAM FISHER b abt 1784 s/o JONATHAN FISHER who married 27 Oct 1806 POLLY CHEELY d/o JOSEPH M. CHEELY and wife WINNEFRED LANIER. Will exchange info on family of JAMES FISHER d 1784 Brunswick Co.

Jul 20, 1999 - 11:28 - From: - Connie Fisher