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December 31, 1997 from Betty Purcell
DUNCAN, HATCHER - I am looking for the cemeteries where the following DUNCAN family members are buried: Layfayette DUNCAN, 1850-1887, Alum Ridge, Floyd Co., VA. Louisa DUNCAN, 1854-?, last known in Alum Ridge, Floyd Co. Ada DUNCAN, 1880-?, last known in Alum Ridge, Floyd Co. Litany or Lucera DUNCAN, 1887-?, last known, Alum Ridge. Thomas DUNCAN, 1830-?, last known, Alum Ridge. Eunice (Unis) DUNCAN, abt. 1828-?, last known, Alum Ridge. And finally and most important, Geraldine Duncan HATCHER, ~April 5, 1874, last known in Riner, Montgomery County, VA. I would also like to correspond with any descendants of the above.

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December 28, 1997 from Norma Jones
KINGREA, AKERS - Am researching the family of William KINGREA (born abt 1824 in Botetourt Co.) who married Mary Ann EPPERLY in 1849 in Floyd County. Known children are David Gideon KINGREA, John H. KINGREA, Margaret KINGREA, and Elizabeth B. KINGREA. All were born in Floyd County. David married Nancy Foster AKERS and they moved to Giles County. Would like to find out more about any of these families.

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December 28, 1997 from Barb Stanley
Where is it ? - I am looking for a cemetery at the foot of Lookout Mountain. This mountain is in the Montgomery - Floyd - Franklin, Virginia area. Can anyone tell me where Lookout Mountain is? Thanks.

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December 16, 1997 from ANC1779
REED - I am seeking any and all info on the ancestors of Andrew REED (c1795 - C1845) who lived and died in present-day Floyd Co., VA. He apparently married a woman by the name of Elizabeth (surname unknown) and his (male) children were Michael M. (c1831 - 1912), Fleming (c1836 - 1864); died of pneumonia in a civil war P.O.W. camp, John M. (c1839 - c1910), my direct ancestor, Andrew Michael REED (c1842 - ?). I do know that there's a record of him selling a portion of his 100-acre tract along the Beaver Creek area in 1837 and this makes me think that he is related to George REED, the "REED patriarch" in Floyd Co. however I do not think that he is directly related to him unless it is through George's son Michael (bc1760) on whom I can find no information at all, other than an 1810 VA Census record placing him in Rockbridge Co., VA. Any info on these ancestors of Andrew Reed (c1795 - c1845), or George REED's son Michael would be appreciated. P.S. The Andrew REED I am looking for is not Andrew A. Reed, the Floyd Co., minister (c1809 - c1880).

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December 09, 1997 from Carolyn
PUCKETT, WILSON - I am seeking John D. PUCKETT b. Sept.22, 1863 and d. May 24, 1945 Floyd Co. He married Liona Elizabeth WILSON b. Sept. 22, 1867 and d. Jan. 6, 1934. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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November 24, 1997 from Alice Addair
ADAIR/ADDAIR - I'm searching for John ADAIR/ADDAIR from Floyd Co. He had a son named Moses who moved into McDowell Co. via of Tazewell Co, VA. I would like to have wife's name and children's names. Thanks.

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November 10, 1997 from Sean Williams
REED, CHAFIN - Looking for information on Amos REED and family. Amos REED is listed on the 1860 Floyd Co. VA census as being 29 years old. His wife, Milly CHAFIN REED is listed as 28. Their children included Siegler (age 6), Dillard G. (age 4) and Cahill (1 year.) This REED family is listed as neighbors to Humphrey E. REED (age 60) and Nanny (or Nancy) REED (age 53.) I am assuming that Amos was the son of Humphrey E. and Nanny REED. Other children listed as still living at home are Delilah (age 15), Humphrey (age 17) and 3 others whose names I can not make out: one 13 year old male, one 9 year old female and another younger female whose age I can't make out. Please e-mail if you have any other info on these REEDs or any ideas regarding the origin of the REED family in Floyd Co. VA.

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November 06, 1997 from Richard E. Mitchell
MITCHELL - I'm looking for any info I can get, on my great great grandfather, John Oliver MITCHELL. He was shot to death at Indian Valley while trying to break up an argument between two men at an auction. This was probably in the late 1860s or 1870s, since he served in the 54th VA infantry during the War for Southern Independence. Thank you for any help you can give me.

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November 04, 1997 from Barbara Armstrong Samuelson
BARTLEY, SHANKS - I am looking for information on a Floyd Co. 1860 Federal census listing for Charles BARTLEY, age 47; his wife Mary, age 40; and children Letitia, Elizabeth, George, and Martha. I am wondering if they are related to my g-gf McDaniel BARTLEY who was born probably in either Grayson Co., VA or Surry Co., NC; married Susan M. SHANKS c1868; and lived in Lee Co., VA in the 1880 census. McDaniel was the son of Elijah and Prudence BARTLEY and the grandson of Revel and Mary BARTLEY. The Charles BARTLEY in the 1860 Floyd Co. census lived 6 households away from a Susan SHANKS, age 57, and her son Joel(?) and his family. Information about either family would be much appreciated.

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November 04, 1997 from Barbara Armstrong Samuelson
SHANKS, ANTONI, BARTLEY - I am looking for information on a listing in the Floyd Co. 1860 Federal census for Susan SHANKS, age 57; her son Joel(?) SHANKS, age 25; his wife Mary ANTONI(?), age 18; and their infant daughter Olive. I am wondering if they may be related to my g-gm, Susan M. SHANKS, who married McDaniel BARTLEY c1868, and who were living in Lee Co., VA in the 1880 census. My g-gm Susan was born in either VA or TN. McDaniel was probably born in either Grayson Co., VA or Surry Co., NC. This Susan who was listed in Floyd Co. lived 6 households away from a Charles BARTLEY, age 64, who was born in N.C. Information on either of them would be appreciated.

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November 01, 1997 from Jeralyn Lillard
STRAW, WETZEL/WHETSELL - I researching the families of STRAW and WETZEL/WHETSELL. I do know that there were STRAW in New Albany from 1835 -1847. John Frederick WETZEL/WHETSELL and wife Elizabeth STRAW stopped in New Albany and was with the family of Jacob or Daniel STRAW from 1836-1838. I will share information and would appreciate hearing from anyone knowing about these lines. Thank you

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October 30, 1997 from Dean Clifton
CLIFTON, UNDERWOOD, WOOD - Searching for the ancestors on Jonathan "John" CLIFTON. Born abt 1765. Died after 1850. Married Ursley WOOD, June 16, 1795, in Campbell County, Va. and Polly MARTIN, June 8, 1827, in Franklin Co., VA. In the 1850 Floyd County census he is living with Joshua and Polly UNDERWOOD and three children. Have lots on his descendants and will share.

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October 27, 1997 from Phyllis Gibbs Zentgraf
WALTERS, IDDINGS, ALIFF - Jacob WALTERS who married first Hannah IDDINGS 1822 in Montgomery County. Later he married Elizabeth ALIFF. I am looking for anyone who knows anything about the children of Jacob and Hannah WALTERS and later the Children of Jacob and Elizabeth Aliff WALTERS. Also the ALIFF family, I believe they came from Floyd or Franklin County.

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October 19, 1997 from Jim Loving
LOVING - Is there a Pigg River Meeting House with a cemetery in Floyd County? I have an ancestor, Christopher Jefferson LOVING, that his wife, Judith says in the Rev. War pension application that he died in Floyd County. Other sources say he is buried in Pigg River Meeting House. I am trying to put the two together.

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October 14, 1997 from Shirlene Long
WADE, MORAN, EANES - I am researching Henry and Elizabeth WADE. I think Henry is from Franklin or Floyd Co. One of their children is Isaac WADE that married Martha MORAN on Oct 11,1860 in Floyd Co. Isaac was born in Floyd and Martha was born in Patrick Co. Isaac and Martha children are: Eunice, Sarah, Nannie, Elizabeth, Cassie, Naomi, Eden, Winston, Flemon and Josh. Elizabeth was born 10/20/1885 and died 5/26/1963. She married James A. EANES on April 13,1905. I am also researching the EANES family. Joseph D and Jennie EANES (not sure where they are from, Floyd or Franklin I think) their children are: James Abraham, George William, Lemuel Dano, Eurey, Mary, Lora and Zula. James Abraham EANES was born on 5/17/1877 in Floyd Co. and died 4/10/1958. James and Elizabeth EANES children are: John, Ollie, Minnie, Norman and Eva. Both James and Elizabeth were born in Floyd Co.

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October 13, 1997 from Vicki Thomas
WINGFIELD, HICKS/HIX - I am looking for the children of John H. WINGFIELD and Lucy HIX or HICKS. John and Lucy are listed in the Floyd Co. 1860 census. However, I am trying to confirm the names of thier children, birth dates and marriages if possible. I believe they had 10 children, and at least 3 of their sons were in the Virginia Infantry. The parents of both John and Lucy would be helpful also. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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October 12, 1997 from Jeffrey K. Wade
WADE, COX, PHILLIPS - Looking for parents of Allie WADE who married Robert PHILLIPS in Floyd County. Also any info on the following: Henry WADE b. abt 1799 in Floyd County m. Elizabeth COX; Nathan WADE b. abt 1807 m. Delphia COX; Owen WADE b. abt 1809 m. Lucida?.

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October 6, 1997 from Kitty E. Minnix
FOLEY, MINNIX - Would like any information of the FOLEY family of Floyd Co., VA. Elizabeth FOLEY married Avil MINNIX from Roanoke Co, VA in early 1900's. Elizabeth was the d/o Pickard and Isabella Witt FOLEY. Avil was the son of Otey and Sarah Aliff MINNIX, Roanoke County, VA. Thanks.

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October 4, 1997 from Vicki Thomas
WINGFIELD - I am seeking information about Thalais WINGFIELD b.1846 in Floyd Co. I would like to know who his parents were. I would appreciate any help that I can get. Thank you.

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September 28, 1997 from Robert D. Hylton
HYLTON - Is or was New Hoden Baptist Church in Floyd County, VA? My ancestor, Martha Jane Gill HYLTON was a member and I'd like to know if any of the church records would give some more information about her and her parents.

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September 24, 1997 from Dorothy F. Dunn
UNDERWOOD, GRAYER, FRANCIS - My great great grandparents were in Floyd Co. at some time but I do not know where they were before Floyd County. Then they came to Monroe County, VA, now WV. Joshua UNDERWOOD was born sometime in the 1820's. I don't know if he was born in Floyd county. Also I'm very anxious to see if there is any info on the GRAYER family. Could have been native american. Don't know if there is a connection with a Rachel UNDERWOOD. The inquery of Rachel UNDERWOOD is for a friend. Eliza UNDERWOOD is my great grandmother and Joshua and Polly Grayer UNDERWOOD were her parents. My FRANCIS family came to this area from Cecil County, MD. Henry was the father of John FRANCIS. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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September 22, 1997 from Teri Pettit
WHITE, SLUSHER, WADE - Seeking info on Richard WHITE of Franklin Co. and Montgomery Co., VA, father of Celia WHITE (8 Nov 1791-26 Nov 1858) who married Peter SLUSHER, s/o Christopher SCHLOSSER. Richard WHITE signed his consent on the marriage bond 2 Nov 1812 in Montgomery Co. VA. Celia's death record in Floyd Co. VA lists her parents as Richard & F. White, and place of birth as Franklin Co. VA. I can't find any other info on Richard, such as a marriage record, estate record, or the name of his wife, known only by her initial "F" from Celia's death record. (My descent is from Celia and Peter SLUSHER's son Joseph H. SLUSHER who m. Nancy Ann WADE 29 Nov 1838 in Floyd Co. VA.)

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September 19, 1997 from Morgan Zinsmeister
REED, DUNCAN - I am searching for information on two ancestors of mine who resided in Floyd County, Virginia; Nancy Ann REED (1776-?) who married Blanch DUNCAN 4 April 1797. I am looking for information on the REED family. Feel free to contact me via e-mail (m-zinsmeister@nga.gov) or write to me at 1833 New Hampshire Ave. NW #807, Washington, DC 20009

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September 17, 1997 from Wayne Smart
SMART, TURNER, RAKES - I am looking for any information on the SMART, TURNER and RAKES families in Patrick and Floyd counties. I am just beginning my search and would appreciate any leads at all.

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September 16, 1997 from James Muncey
MUNCEY, WILSON - Luke MUNCEY jr. - This gentleman lived in what had been Montgomery County prior to Floyd County splitting off. He must have lived very close to his father whose place remained just over the Montgomery County line on the south fork of the Roanoke River. Luke Jr. married Olive WILSON daughter of Peter WILSON 18 July 1828. Olive was shown as a single woman with 2 children under 5 on the Floyd Cty. 1840 Fed. Census. Can anyone add meat on these bones? Thanks.

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September 11, 1997 from James Stump
COLLINS, RATCLIFF, STUMP - I'm seeking info on my Grandfather William M. STUMP. He married Mary J. COLLINS Feb. 12, 1890, they had 11 children: Cathern, Bettie, Dania, Earnie, James, Lillon, Nannie, Willie, Matt, John,and Mary. They were born from Feb.5,1891 to Aug. 26, 1915. He then married my Grandmother Hattie Lee RATCLIFF (widow) {She married Thomas RATCLIFF in Bristol Tenn. April 17, 1907. He served in Co. E 24th Va. Inf. Reg. for 3 years,they had 6 children: Maynard, Lenord, George, Ward, Hava, and Addie. Thomas died May 1, 1923. He was 63 yrs. old and my Grandmother was 19 when they married.} Hattie then married William STUMP, my grandfather, and they had 3 children Burnett, Frank, and Robert. Married Aug. 28, 1924. William died May 3, 1928. I'm looking for William's father's name or any info there might be on his family. They lived in Montgomery County very close to Radford,close to a place (they) use to call Crosswitch near the rail tracks. I have reason to believe some of William's children moved to Floyd and Pulaski Countys. Thank You for your time in reading this request. From a seeker of his Southern Roots - James Stump

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August 31, 1997 from Marilyn L. Canfield
ALLEY, THOMPSON - Seeking information on ROBERT THOMPSON, married Aug 1852 in Floyd Co. to Missouri Ellen THOMPSON, daughter of Andrew and Jemima Sled THOMPSON. Missouri shown as head of household 1870 Floyd Co. census. Seeking information on William THOMPSON, father of Narcissa THOMPSON married to Zachary Samuel THOMPSON 1852, Samuel s/o Andrew and Jemima Sled Thompson. Lived in Floyd Co. 1870. Children of Missouri THOMPSON and Samuel THOMPSON married children of David and Evaline ALLEY.

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August 29, 1997 from Swinfield9
AKERS, HILL, JONES, SWEENEY - Wilson HILL b. 1835 in Franklin Co VA , m. 1/29/1856 in Floyd Co. to Luemma JONES. Their children are: James "Monroe" HILL, Amelia HILL m. Wm. Blackburn AKERS, Zachary "Taylor" HILL m. Mary Jane SWEENEY, Peter Edward HILL b. 1857 m. Nannie SWEENEY.

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August 29, 1997 from Swinfield9
HILL, HUFF, JONES - Wilson HILL b. abt 1794-1813, in Franklin Co. VA, m. Nancy ?. They are later found in the Floyd Co. area. They're children were: male b. 1812, male b. 1816, Mary b. 1828 (who may have m. George HUFF), Wilson Jr. b. 1835 (who m. Leuma JONES in 1856 in Floyd Co. VA).

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August 29, 1997 from Swinfield9
HILL, YOUNG - Looking for desc. of Stephen H. HILL b. abt 1818 in Franklin Co. VA, m. 3/23/1847 in Floyd Co. to Mary Patsy YOUNG (he was her 2nd spouse). Stephen and Mary's children were: Elizabeth b. 1848, Swinfield b. 1850-Nancy b. 1852, Octavia b. 1855.

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August 18, 1997 from Virginia Koseff
DIXON, JANNEY, KING - Searching for info. On Moses JANNEY who married Margaret (Peggy) DIXON in 1802 by Samuel KING. In the 1810 and 1820 census of Franklin Co. there is listed Moses, Issac, Hannah and Aaron JANNEY as head of household. I believe these people were related so if anyone has info that would tie these people together, I would be most grateful for it. Moses and Margaret Dixon JANNEY were my GGGrandparents. They had six children,Issac, Nathaniel, John, Sarah, Burwell (my GGrandfather), and Flemon. Anything at all from any descendents of the above people would be great. I will share what little I have on Burwell's children. My grandfather, Robert, his brothers Moses and Peter. Thank you.

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August 15, 1997 from Louise
DOTSON, GOAD, SEMONES, SUTPHIN - James Allen SEMONES b. 22 Oct 1872 Floyd Co. VA. s/o Joshua A. SEMONES and Mary Ann SUTPHIN. James m) Louisa GOAD then Georgie DOTSON. James d. 21 Sept 1953 Lone Ash, Wythe Co. VA. Anyone searching these families PLEASE contact me. THANKS, Louise.

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July 25, 1997 from Dakota Holt
SMITH, THOMPSON, BEVERLY -I am looking for a Florentine SMITH who married a Richard or John THOMPSON in Floyd Co. VA. between 1870-1880. She was born in Franklin Co. VA along with her brother John SMITH. Florentine was born 1857 and John was born 1858. Their mother Mary Jane SMITH was born 1836 in Franklin Co. Va. Mary Jane second marriage was to James Madison BEVERLY 07 May 1871 in Montgomery Co. VA. but the marriage record is recorded in Floyd Co. VA. James Madison had a large family by his first wife I believe to be Elizabeth BEVLEY. J. Madison and Mary Jane had at least three children all born in Floyd Co. VA. 1) Daniel BEVERLY born 1872 2) Noah BEVERLY born 1877 3) Mary A. BEVERLY born 1880. I think that both Mary Jane and James Madison had wills that were probated in Floyd Co. VA. I am seeking any information on any of the individuals listed above. Where did Florentine move to after she married? Who was her father? Thank you for your help and assistance!

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July 24, 1997 from Ed W.
JUSTICE, MURRY, RADFORD - Any information about a Margarate J. JUSTICE listed as the parent of the wife on Marriage License Jan. 25, 1872, Floyd Co. VA, between Catharine MURRY? and Jacob RADFORD. Husband's parents were listed as James and Nancy RADFORD. Minister was W.R. RADFORD.

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July 9, 1997 from Allen Akers
AKERS - I would appreciate any information in regards to Colonel Dudley AKERS. He was born in Floyd Co. 1876. He was married to a woman named Anne (Annie) and they made their home in a small community named Walton in Montgomery Co. They both are buried in the Lytton Cemetery near Walton. They had several children, James Walter, is one and he was my grandfather, others are Roy, Ivy, Eara, Mosby, Hobert Ocie, Christaline, and Colonel Randolph. I would appreciate any information relating to Colonel Dudley AKERS.

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July 9, 1997 from Sandra Lawson
HYLTON, JONES - I am looking for Monroe HYLTON, b. about 1878 in Floyd Co., Va. He emigrated to Mercer Co., W. Va. and married a Rozetta JONES. They had 6 children. He died around 1959 in W. Va. I am trying to find his parents. Does this name ring a bell to anyone out there? He was my husband's G-father. Which I have more information.

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July 7, 1997 from Sheralene Thompson
DICKERSON, HYLTON, SUTPHIN, GOAD - Seeking info on Griffith DICKERSON b. 1829 Floyd Co., married Jan. 27, 1853 Susannah HYLTON b. April 14, 1835 Floyd Co. d/o Elisha HYLTON and Catherine GOAD. Griffith DICKERSON died in Atlanta, GA Dec. 13, 1863 (CSA). Susannah remarried to Daniel W SUTPHIN. Would like to find out who Griffith's parents were. Thanks.

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July 2, 1997 from Jackie Graham Hudgins
GRAHAM, BOOTHE, ALTIZER - Alexander M. GRAHAM (1837/1840, Montgomery Co. - Oct 1922) m. 27 Dec 1866, Floyd Co., Emma C. BOOTHE. Any information? Amos A. GRAHAM (20 Feb 1825, Floyd Co. - 11 Feb 1904, Floyd Co.). His parents were ? Graham and Rachel (?) ALTIZER. Any help on his parents? Thank you.

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June 26, 1997 from Stephanie Moran
MORAN, CONNER, HOLLAND, DAWKINS, BRUMFIELD - I'm looking for information on my great-great-grandfather. His name is William David MORAN. He married Rosie Lee (or Rosalie) CONNER in 1893 in Floyd, Co. Their third child was my great-grandfather, Elmer Lee MORAN . He appears to have been born on March 24, 1898 in Meadows of Dan, which on today's maps, shows up in Patrick County, Virginia. Both William David and Rosalie were 24 years old at the time of my great-grandfather's birth. I believe Elmer Lee had an older brother, whom I only know by the initials A.E. MORAN. He also may have had brothers named Samuel and Dewey. I would like to find out more on the lineage of William David MORAN. If it's any help to other researchers, I can give you my family's short history. Elmer Lee Moran married Minnie HOLLAND (Hollin)of Floyd March 21, 1921, at the Church of the Bretheren in Rockingham County. They had my grandfather, Elmer Lee MORAN, Jr. on March 1, 1922 in Roanoke, Va. He was their only child. Elmer Lee Jr. married Dorothy Douglas DAWKINS in the early 1940's. Their first child, David Lee MORAN, died at age 1 in 1946 or early 1947. My father, Samuel Stephen MORAN, was born on December 28, 1946. His sister Rosalie Sharon (married Sharon Booth) was born in 1951, and his brother, Matthew Timothy MORAN was born in 1960. My father married Sheryl Jane BRUMFIELD (of Danville-Pittsylvania) on June 19, 1971. Their only child, Stephanie Karen MORAN (me) was born November 11, 1972. That's all I have, and I would greatly appreciate any responses to help on my quest.

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June 17, 1997 from Donna Smith
SWINNEY, ALLEN, YOUNG - I am looking for any information on my great grandfather Samuel SWINNEY son of Joel SWINNEY and Nancy ALLEN. He was married first to Margaret (surname unknown) and then Mary YOUNG, my great grandmother.

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June 11, 1997 from Orland C. Allen III
ALLEN, COX - I am the grandson of Lula I. ALLEN who was the daughter of Thomas David COX b. 1858 in Floyd Co. His parents were John and Sarah COX. They moved from Floyd Co. and ended up in Summers County, WV sometime before 1880 I think. I would like to know when and where his father and mother were born and the dates of their births. I would also like to know the maiden name of his mother. Any information would be very helpful.

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June 3, 1997 from Betty Moore
MOORE, HOPKINS - Seeking any information about William S. MOORE, b abt 1823, m Susan HOPKINS 7-May-1847 in Franklin Co. VA. Susan was b abt 1823. They had 5 children: Chesterfield, b abt 1849, James E., b 11/10/1851, Harvey Greenfield b May 16 1854 in Floyd Co. VA, Wanda J., b abt 1858, and Rosabele V. b abt 1859. The 1860 Floyd Co census shows Wm and Susan living in Floyd County.

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May 20, 1997 from Gary Brumfield
CONNER, FERRIS - Seeking information on the family of Jacob CONNER, father of John Quincey CONNER (born Aug. 30, 1857 in Floyd Co.) John Quincey CONNER married Sallie A. FERRIS (born 4/15/1862) on 4/18/1876 in Floyd Co. They had nine children and several of them ended up in Roanoke Co. Background information on Sallie A. FERRIS would also be important to me.

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May 18, 1997 from Jessie I. Brown
DICKERSON, BROWN, BOOTH - I am searching for information on my Grandmother, Mattie Jane DICKERSON, b. Jan. ? 1906/1907 in Floyd County VA. She is on the 1910 census, listed as a three (3) year old boarder, in the home of Noah BOOTH. I believe her father was James Floyd DICKERSON, but who was her mother? I have been told that Mattie Jane was raised (not adopted) by another family in the area. Mattie married my Grandfather Ray Jessee BROWN and moved to Oakvale, Mercer County, WVA. She died in Richlands, VA on Jan. 23, 1950. I would love to know any infomation there is, as I never knew my Grandmother and my Father never spoke of his family. Would greatly enjoy speaking with cousins or other related family or friends. Thank You, Jessie I. Brown

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May 14, 1997 from Violet Carter
REED, ALDERMAN - I am currently researching the William Alfred REED Family. He was born in Ashe Co., NC and married Elizabeth ALDERMAN who was also born in Ashe Co. I have been told that the REEDs moved to NC from Floyd Co., VA. Does anyone know anything about the REEDs of Floyd Co. and more especially the father & mother of William Alfred REED? He was born in 1827.

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May 6, 1997 from Craig Lester
LESTER - I am requesting information about John LESTER Sr b. 11 Jan 1752. I am looking for his parents. He may have been born in Bucks Co. PA. and he died in Montgomery Co. VA. His son James LESTER Sr. died in Floyd Co. VA in 1880.

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May 3, 1997 from Jan Medeiros
SHOWALTER - I am searching for parents of David SHOWALTER b. 30 Dec 1803 d. 12 Apr 1877. They were Henry and Magdalena (HALDEMAN) SHOWALTER. They lived somewhere in what was Montgomery County originally. Any help appreciated.

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April 30, 1997 from Jan Medeiros
SHOWALTER - I am searching for the parents of David SHOWALTER b. 31 Dec. 1801 in either Pulaski or Floyd Counties. Also I would be interested in hearing from any other SHOWALTER researchers.

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April 28, 1997 from Thomas E. Meeks
DUNCAN, KEITH - Seeking parents or any data on Madison Luke DUNCAN, d. Mar. 8, 1967; m. Nov. 10, 1910, Floyd Co., Va., Julia Ann KEITH. Had at least eight children; Della, Mary, James, Toy, Peyton, Marcie, Velma and Julius. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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April 28, 1997 from Beverly Wallen Williams
WALLEN - I am looking for all and any information regarding my ggggrandfather Elias WALLEN . I believe he was born in or near Montgomery of Floyd County's abt. 1790-95. A number of families of WALLENs were listed on the 1772-78 tax rolls, for Montgomery Cty. Perhaps one of these families contained his parents. I only know that He lived in Lee Cty. in 1810, and had a son, Isaac WALLEN, who was my gggrantfather. I wish I had more information to offer. Thanks for any assistance you might be able or willing to give.

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April 27, 1997 from Charles K. Jennings
JENNINGS, EPPERLY, WICK(H)AM, PAYNE, WIM(M)ER - I am researching the fore mentioned names for Floyd and Montgomery counties in Virginia. My gf Jackson T. JENNINGS of Pilot married my gm Mary Gertrude EPPERLY of Christiansburg in 1921. Jackson's father is Charles Flemming whose wife is Lilly WICKHAM(?) Charles' father is John. Mary's father is Noah EPPERLY whose wife is Maude PAYNE. Noah's parents are William and Eli EPPERLY(WIMER). Maude's parents are Thomas Arthur and Thelma (?) PAYNE. Would appreciate any related info as I am at a dead end street. Thank you. CKJ.

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April 24, 1997 from Jaculene G. Masters
DEWEESE, HALL, SMITH - My ancestors Andrew DEWEESE and Rosina or Rosannah HALL lived in Floyd County when their daughter Liona married Albert SMITH of Mercer County in 1871. Andrew was listed as a private in Co. H 8th VA Calvary AND Co. H. 60th VA Infantry. I have SMITH info and want more DEWEESE/HALL.

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April 22, 1997 from Donna Wernet
ALDERMAN, MARSHALL, MCGRADY, NEWMAN - I am looking for information on Isham Lafayette ALDERMAN (b.5/15/1875, d.4/1/1930) of Floyd County, VA, who married Martha Ada MARSHALL (b.7/8/1876, d.5/25/1967) of Carroll County, VA, about June or November 1898. They moved to Montrose, Colorado, in 1905. Isham's parents were John Wm. ALDERMAN (b.abt 1850) and Lelitia NEWMAN (b.abt 1851).... his brothers included Andrew J., Jacob A., Charles (there may have been more but I don't show them anywhere). Martha's parents were Harbert MARSHALL and Valeria MCGRADY...I am also interested in info on my Grandmother's side. And, yes, I'm a rookie so please don't get too technical....

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April 21, 1997 from Betty Jo McDaniels
YOUNG, BURTON, DAY - Would appreciate help in filling in all the blanks on my family group sheet for Joseph H. (Joe Henry) YOUNG b 1839 , s/o Nathaniel YOUNG and Hannah DAY, married Sally BURTON in 1869 Floyd Co., Va. Who were their children?? Betty Jo McDaniels, 2566 Va. Beach Blvd., Va. Beach, Va. 23452

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April 20, 1997 from Mark Parsons
CRAWFORD - Cary & Olive Jane CRAWFORD were listed on the 1860 Franklin Co VA census, in the "Southwest District". Cary joined Co B 42 VA at Floyd Court House VA, 15 Mar 1862. He died of typhoid fever, 7 Dec 1862, in Franklin Co VA. Where did he live and where is he buried? What happened to his widow, Olive Jane CRAWFORD? Cary's death record says his parents were John & Elizabeth CRAWFORD (probably of what was Botetourt Co VA in 1824). Can anyone place John & Elizabeth CRAWFORD?

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April 15, 1997 from Jack Spangler
SPANGLER - Researching Daniel (1767ca-1787) and Mary (1720-1820) SPANGLER who settled in Pigg River area of Franklin Co., Va. 1773ca. Where did they come from? What was Mary's maiden name? I have compiled a listing of over 2000 of their descendants.

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April 10, 1997 from Jan Willis Williams
WILLIS - Looking for info on Greenville WILLIS (b. 1783 d. 1865) who lived in Floyd Co. near the Patrick Co/Carroll Co. area. He and his wife Sarah (Gunnells?) are buried at Bluemont Presby. Church. Some of Greenville's descendant's stayed in Floyd County, but others moved into KY, OH and WV. I have info to share but am also looking for additional info. Jan Willis Williams, Stone Mountain, GA

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April 7, 1997 from Kathy Marshall
MARSHALL, PACK, DALTON, BOWMAN - I am researching surnames of MARSHALL, PACK, DALTON, and BOWMAN, from the counties fo Patrick, Floyd, and possibly Carroll.

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April 6, 1997 from Ron Bryant
BRYANT, WRIGHT, McALEXANDER - Looking for ancestors of Ambrose & Frances BRYANT who lived south of the city of Floyd in Floyd County during the 1850-1870 census's. They had a son, Peter, who married Lucretia WRIGHT in Floyd County. Peter & Lucretia moved to Hancock County, Illinois circa 1853. Also looking for ancestors of William Lee and Polly McALEXANDER who lived near Ambrose BRYANT.

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April 5, 1997 from Deanna Adams Holm
BECKELH(E)IMER - Researching , In the 1850 Census of Montgomery Co. VA Levi BECKELHIMER b. 1814 was living with Harrison b. 1837 and Henderson b. 1840. Can anyone tell me if Harrison and Henderson were sons of Levi's?? By 1860 Harrison was still listed with Levi and new wife Elizabeth and Henderson. was listed with Isaac BECKELHEIMER in Floyd Co. Henderson was living with wife Sarah E. and three daughters in the 1870 census next door to Levi on Brush Creek. Three of Henderson's children were born on Brush Creek. Can anyone help me solve this mystery??

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March 27, 1997 from archer@dns.thewebcorp.com
TATE, GOGGIN - Trying to find names of children of Obadiah TATE and Nancy GOGGIN who were married in Bedford County 12 Dec 1798. I have found Obadiah on several land transactions in Floyd County between 1834 and 1841. Also found him in some Patrick County records. Now would like to find information on his children, and of course any other information would be appreciated.

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March 23, 1997 from Mrs. Betty R. Purcell
HATCHER, DUNCAN- I am trying to find the burial place for my grandmother, Geraldine Duncan HATCHER. She was living in Montgomery County, VA, in 1900. She died May 23, 1902. I have been unsuccessful finding her in Montgomery County. Her family (parents, Layfayette and Luisia DUNCAN) was from Floyd County. Perhaps she is buried there? If anyone has access to newspaper microfilms from that era, I would be greatful if they would check either the Montgomery County area (Auburn District) or the Floyd County area (Alum Ridge) for an obituary. Thanks in advance for any help. Betty in KS

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March 23, 1997 from Tony Nance
SOWERS, PERCISE- Trying to find any information on Jacob SOWERS and Rebecca PERCISE who married in Floyd Co. VA on Feb. 2, 1844. Need any info. on any PERCISE only other one I have found was a John PERCISE.

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March 17, 1997 from Doug Kreis
JANNEY, RADFORD- Seeking information on decedants of Burwell and Polly (Mary) Radford JANNEY. Burwell born 1822(?) Floyd Co, VA. Mary was the daughter of Robert RADFORD, also of Floyd Co, VA. Will correspond with any or all.

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March 16, 1997 from Sherry B. Bell
HARMON, REED, REID - Am trying to help find verification for a line of HARMONs which should have the name REID/REED. The story handed down is from the time period of a particular war, believed to be the Civil War but could have been further back to the Revolutionary War, etc. Apparently a young REID or REED man went to war and was to have married his betrothed upon his return. Unbeknownst to either of the young couple, she was already pregnant when he left. The REID/REED man was killed and therefore the baby boy took his mother's maiden name. Because the older family members who may have known specific names and dates are now deceased and only the story was handed down, we're left with last names and a probable county, that being Floyd Co., VA. If anyone has knowledge of this story or the family names mentioned, please reply by email. THANKS! Sherry B. Bell

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March 16, 1997 from Jeffrey K. Wade
DOMPHERD, WADE - Looking for any info on John DOMPHERD and wife Fannie from Floyd Co., VA who had a daughter, Susan Ann DOMPHERD. Susan was born abt 1875, I think in Floyd County, Va. Susan married George Peter WADE in 1892 in Franklin County, VA. Thanks, Jeffrey K. Wade

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March 11, 1997 from Jan Willis Williams
DODD, MARSHALL - I am a native of Floyd Co looking for more info on my ancestor Susannah DODD (1785-1859). She lived near the Floyd/Carroll border and married Robert MARSHALL Sr. in Carroll Co. sometime in the early part of the 1800's. I have tried to see if she is part of the Benjamin DODD family (for whom Dodd Creek was named) but I have not been successful. Thanks in advance for your help. Jan Willis Williams, Stone Mtn, GA

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March 9, 1997 from Eddie Palmer
PALMER - Malachi PALMER, son of William PALMER living in Floyd Co., VA around 1750. Looking for any relatives, brothers and sisters or land transitactions. Thanks. Eddie Palmer

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March 4, 1997 from Debbie Malec
CAMPBELL, PARKER - Looking for info on the PARKER and CAMPBELL families of Floyd Co. VA. I have a William Riley PARKER m. Margaret Jane CAMPBELL 8 DEC 1848 Floyd Co. VA. They may be related to the PARKER/CAMPBELLs of Franklin Co. VA. Thanks!

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March 1, 1997 from Candie
BOOTH, HARVEY, MARTIN - I'm looking for any information on Harvey MARTIN and Hannah BOOTH from Floyd Co., Va about the middle of the 1800's. I have found Hannah in the 1860 (I think) census living with another family and I've never been able to find, HARVEY. I understand there are MARTIN families living in the area today who are decendants of this couple. I have no marriage dates for them although I can supply more info later if you like. Can you help me with these two names? Candie

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February 27, 1997 from Jeffrey K. Wade
WADE, DANIEL, PETERS - Looking for any infomation on the following: Cehus WADE , Lalia (DANIEL) Wade (Wife of Cephus WADE, Sarah (PETERS) DANIEL (Mother of Lalia (DANIEL) WADE. Cehus could be nickname. There is a L. Cephus WADE buried in the DANIEL Cemetery in Franklin County, Va., born September 15, 1877, died September 21, 1921. Any help would be appreciated.

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February 21, 1997 from Lawnthing@aol.com
CRONK, EPPERLY, KINGREA - I am researching the family of Henry CRONK and his son, William Henry CRONK, who married Elizabeth EPPERLY. The family came to Floyd Co. from Shenandoah around 1815. Their son Soloman married Elizabeth KINGREA and then moved to Roanoke Co. in the late 1800s. I would appreciate any info about all three families, especially KINGREA.

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February 19, 1997 from Rebecca Larsen
BURNETT(E), LARSEN - My name is Rebecca LARSEN and I am the daughter of Frances Burnett LARSEN, who was the daughter of Iturea Week BURNETT and Eddie Sam BURNETT. All recently from Floyd County, town and Indian Valley. I will be happy to hear from any people related to or friends of the family.

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February 18, 1997 from John Holt
HUGHETT - Seeking information on William E. HUGHETT, in Floyd Co VA circa 1780. Seeking similar information on John HUGHETT.

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February 14, 1997 from Mrs. Betty J. McDaniels
YOUNG, SUTPHIN, DUNCAN, QUESENBERRY - I am working on the family of Henry A. YOUNG b 1867 d 1946 Floyd Co., VA, s/o Andrew J. YOUNG and Sally (Sarah) SUTPHIN (d/o Isabelle SUTPHIN, d/o Harriet SUTPHIN). Henry A. YOUNG md 1865 in Carroll Co., VA, Elizabeth DUNCAN, d/o Henry M. DUNCAN and Sarah Irenia QUESENBERRY of Floyd Co., VA. Trying to fill in the blanks on their family group sheets - willing to share what I have. Through this QUESENBERRY connection in the DUNCAN family - I found out that I am a distant cousin to my husband!!! Betty Jo McDaniels, 2455 Va. Beach Blvd., Va. Beach, Va. 23452

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February 14, 1997 from Frank Rice, Jr.
PAUL, PALMER, DALTON - Micajah Jackson PAUL married Sarah PALMER at the home of Josiah Smith in Floyd County on 26 Dec 1865. Micajah b. 17 Apr 1832 and Sarah b. 29 Nov 1841. Micajah's parents were Thomas P. PAUL and Jane G. DALTON. Thomas and Jane had 10 children, five of the sons served in the civil war. I am looking for the parents of Thomas P. PAUL. Any info that you may have on the PAUL family will be greatly appreciated. I have considerable info on the descendants of Thomas P. PAUL and will share. Thank you.

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January 21, 1997 from Mrs. Zandra S. Walker
HOWELL, JAMES, CHEASY - I am looking for any information on g and gg grandparents  John Mariam HOWELL b. 1868 Floyd Co., VA; m. Linda Miranda "Randy" JAMES b. 1869. John's parents were Hundley HOWELL b. 1832 Montgomery Co., VA; m. 1853 in Floyd Co., VA to Rosannah M. CHEASY. Any one with a line on any of this family, I would love to share information. Zandra

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January 20, 1997 from Don-Wms@prodigy.com
WILLIAMS, POLK - Need help on Philip WILLIAMS, married Jane POLK in 1804 died in 1834 buried in Williams Cemetery, Floyd Co..   Had children John, Joseph, James, Elizabeth, Sarah and Isabel.  Had kin in Franklin Co.

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January 15, 1997 from Robert D. Hylton
GILL, HYLTON - Searching for any information about Martha Jane GILL, b. 1 Jan 1820 Halifax Co., VA; d. 23 Jun 1908 Washington Co., TN; m. 10 Oct 1844 to James Eliljah "Doc" HYLTON, Floyd Co., VA. Who were their parents and siblings?   Robert D. Hylton, 1610 Seward Dr., Johnson City, TN  37604-7144

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January 9, 1997 from Gay Edens Carrigan
WOOD, WOODS - Would like to work with anyone who is interested in adding to information on pre-1850 WOOD/WOODS of SS and SW VA. Sorting families, particularly in Lunenburg, Bedford, Halifax, Henry, Franklin, Floyd, Patrick and Montgomery Counties, and over the VA/NC border. Will gladly exchange. Especially looking for info on John and Nellie WOOD/WOODS, said to be parents of Richard WOODS of Patrick Co.

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January 9, 1997 from Regina Shrader
AKERS, ALLEY - I am looking for any information on a Silas Miminger ALLEY, b. Floyd Co, and married there to Hallie Frances AKERS. I do not have any dates on either one of them but they had 6 children: Silas Denton ALLEY, Racheal Katherine ALLEY, Mary ALLEY, Orbra Ellen ALLEY, Cecil ALLEY, Henderson ALLEY. Silas Miminger ALLEY later was a sheriff in Oakvale, W. Virginia. Any info on this family would be greatly appreciated. Regina Shrader.

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