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Queries Posted in January 1998

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January 23, 1998 from ()
Am searching for proof that Robert ELLIS (Welsh) d. 1766 in Loudoun Co., VA lived in what is now Franklin county prior to 1750. Some if not all of his children were supposed to have been born there: Marget; Nancy; Ruth; Mary; Samuel; Robert; Jessie; and Elias. Other names associated with this family: GEORGE, JONES, DEHAVEN, HUDSON. Land records and tithe tables should show this family.

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January 22, 1998 from (Clyde V Antrim)
I have been digging for my roots and they come back to Franklin Co Va My G.G.G.G.Grandfather Godfrey Antrim in and around Franklin from 1780 thru 1805 taking people to Tenn from Va , he was a land trader. thank you

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January 20, 1998 from (Barbara C. Beck)
Searching for parents and wife of James Coleman born about 1730-40, do not know where, died Franklin Co. about 1799, lived on Indian Run in Franklin Co and was on their first tax list in 1786. Issue: 1. John Coleman b. 1763 m. Martha "Patsy" Arrington 1792, my gggg grandparents. 2. Elizabeth b. 1770, m. Nathan (Nathaniel) Chapman 1791, died Salem, VA. 3. Milly m. Thomas Arrington 1791 4. James m. Cloe. Maybe others. Am interested in exchanging information on any of the above names. Am also interested in Colemans of Bedford Co., as James land was located in Bedford Co. until Franklin Co. was formed.

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January 19, 1998 from (Edwin L. Jones)
Searching for the parents & family members of my gr gr grandmother Lucinda, Cindy, MANNING born 1804 in Franklin County, Va. believe she was first married to a man named RUSSELL. Second marriage to Thomas ADAMS who was born 1807 in Nicholas County, Ky. They were married 1836, probably in Ky. Thanks for your help.

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January 17, 1998 from (Robert M. Allen)
Searching for ancestry of William TONEY (c.1727-1804). He died in Franklin Co., VA in 1804. He lived in the part of Bedford Co., VA which became Franklin Co., VA as early as 1760. His children were: Jesse who married Frony SINK on 16 Dec. 1806, Rebecca who married Joshua FERGUSON on 18 Aug 1792, Avirila who married William THOMPSON on 8 May 1783 (my wife's ancestor), Carey (1763-1859) who married Elizabeth DORAN on 27 Aug. 1789, Poindexter who married (1st) Mary RAWSON on 24 Apr. 1788 and (2nd) Jane LILLY, Edmund who married Linna CHASTEEN on 6 Feb. 1795, William who married Leah GATLIFF, John who married Molly TONEY, Hannah who married Matthew PETERS on 20 Jan 1791, and James who married Mildred DORAN on 3 Mar. 1806. Is there any old Toney bible record contain vital statistics on this family? Who were William TONEY'S 1st and and wife? I understand his 3rd wife was Margaret SOUTHERLAND. I can be contacted by mail at
Robert M. Allen
2329 Constitutuon Dr.,
San Jose, CA 95124

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January 17, 1998 from (Robert M. Allen)
Searching from the ancestry of Squire THOMPSON (1786-1850) who was born in Franklin Co., VA. His parents are believed to be William THOMPSON (c. 1760-c. 1810) and Avrilla TONEY who married in Franklin Co., VA in 1783. I believe that this William THOMPSON and his wife and children, including Squire THOMPSON, moved to Kanawha Co., VA (now W.V.) about 1794 and that William THOMPSON died in Kanawha Co., VA c. 1810). I am looking for proof of William THOMPSON's death and of his paternity of Squire THOMPSON. I am also looking for any bible record of the genealogy of this THOMPSON family. My mailing address is
Robert M. Allen
2329 Constitution Drive,
San Jose, CA 95124.

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January 15, 1998 from (Gloria Lambert)
RAKES, Charles William Anthony ... Oldest Rakes ancestor identified to date. b.1775/80. There supposed exists a will made by this man in Franklin Co. Will made 10th day of Aug 1822. Exhibited into court 6th Jan 1823. Witnessed by David Rakes & Jacob Sigmon (sp?). Nuncupative will subscribed and ordered to be recorded by "Teste" Caleb Tate CFC. Interested in obtaining copy of records; Anyone able to verify this information, please E-mail
RAKES, Chesley and wife, Sarah "Sally" DEHART supposed to appear on 1850 Census w/ 6 children and then again on 1860 census. Interested in obtaining copy of records; Anyone able to verify this information, please e-mail. Gloria Lambert Clinton Twp, MI

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January 13, 1998 from (M.R. Tooley)
I am seeking information on the family of Daniel C. and Elizabeth (Sarah SHOWALTER) PERDUE of Bonbrook District, Franklin County, VA. According to the 1880 census, Daniel is 24 years old, Elizabeth is 19, and their daughter is just three months old. Listed above this family on the census is believed to be Daniel's parents, Daniel and Rebecca F., and his siblings. When I checked the 1900 and 1910 census for Franklin County, the only remaining family members are Daniel's siblings, Wade, Sarah C., Elva (Alvera?) and Dock C. The Daniel C. and Elizabeth PERDUE family are gone. I cannot connect with their daughter, Ida born April, 1889, until she marries my great uncle in San Francisco, CA in the 1920's. Is there any information on natural disasters or diseases that occurred during this time that perhaps explains why the families disappeared. Any help would be appreciated.

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January 11, 1998 from (Mona)
I am looking for any information on Edward James and Jullia Ann SMITH STARKEY of Franklin Co VA in the 1880's. My Great Grandfather was James Henry STARKEY 1857-1945. I need info on other family members. I have names but no other info. Paul "Pank" STARKEY, John STARKEY. Martha STARKEY, Dupree "Dupe" STARKEY, Julia STARKEY, Mary STARKEY, and Thomas Edward STARKEY. My grandmother was Mahalia Frances "Fanny" ROBERTSON or ROBINSON 1861-1951. I don't have any information of this family. Thanks for your help

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January 11, 1998 from (André Jack Shye)
Looking for information on the parents of Edward Shy (b. 1767) and Elizabeth (W)ray (b. 1765). They were married in Franklin Co. on Sept. 18, 1810 and later moved to Cabell Co., WV (then western VA). Also looking for parents of Benjamin (W)Ray who is believed to have been an uncle or brother of Elizabeth and also came to Cabell Co. from Franklin. Thanks for your assistance,

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January 10, 1998 from (Jane Pate)
Looking for parents and wife of Samuel HENDERSON who died in 1808. Will book #1, page 369 Franklin Co. VA lists children: Jane, Sarah, Martha, Nancy, Rebecca, Samuel, William, James and John. Jane born 1763, married 17 NOV 1782, in Bedford Co. VA, Joseph MASON, son of John MASON of Augusta Co. VA. Any help with this family will be greatly appreciated. thanks

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January 3, 1998 from (Nadine Hansen)
I am looking for OYLER in Franklin County. Daniel OYLER b. abt 1793 in Rockymount. Ammon OYLER b. 22 Jan 1820 in Rockymount. Nancy OYLER b. 3 Feb. 1863 in Taylor's Store. Prior to coming to VA, the OYLERs were in New York.

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January 1, 1998 from (Karen Zach)
Desire hearing from descendants of James PRUNTY (Bronte) who died 1813 Franklin Co, Va. His daughter Patsy married Reuben DAY.

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