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February 28, 2000 from snowdove@magiclink.com (Li Ann Lee)
BROCK, EASTES, ESTES, ESTIS -
Looking for any information on an Elisha ESTES (ESTIS/ EASTES) b. abt 1755-60 who married Margaret (maiden name unknown). They had a daughter Fanny (Frances) Estes who married Joshua BROCK 1800 in Franklin Co., VA. Also had children Elisha Jr. and Hiram M. (my line). Trying to prove parentage of my Hiram M. ESTES. Can connect him with Joshua and Fanny ESTES BROCK, and with Elisha ESTES, Jr. The BROCKs moved from Franklin Co. to Rockcastle Co., KY and were there in the 1810 census and then on to Franklin Co., MO. Hiram, Elisha, Jr. and Joshua BROCK are all there together. Any information leading to the children or any other information on Elisha ESTES and Margaret will be greatly appreciated. Li Ann Lee

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February 27, 2000 from SWOCEAN7@aol.com (Myra Smith)
GOAD, SMITH -
Rachel Smith married Stephen Goad in Franklin Co., VA. She was the daughter of John Smith. Does anyone know which John Smith? Also searching for information on a Dicey Smith and Achilles Smith. Thanks,

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February 26, 2000 from astjohn1@bellsouth.net (Anne)
DELANCY, GUILLIAMS, WEBB, WIMMER -
Does anyone have any additional information on: WEBB, Eli b 1805 mar Mahala Delancy Mar 13, 1830 in Franklin County, VA d 1886 in Callaway, Franklin County, VA. WEBB, Flemon/Fleming b 1836 in Franklin County, VA mar Mahala Catherine Shilling Wimmer Jan 18, 1869 d abt Mar 17, 1905 in Callaway, Franklin County, VA. WEBB, Thomas Flemon b 1883 in Callaway, Franklin County, VA mar Mary Catherine Guilliams Feb 18, 1900 d Aug 21, 1967 in Callaway, Franklin County, VA. Thanks in advance,

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February 26, 2000 from daniell@crosstel.net (Marsha Daniell)
AKERS, SMITH -
I'm searching for info. of my 4th great grandparents James AKERS and Susannah SMITH- they were married in Franklin Co. VA. 3 Jan. 1811 Thank you for any information that you might have. Marsha

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February 22, 2000 from depden@aol.com (Beth Dinwoody)
DINWIDDIE, DUNWOODY -
I am looking for any information on the Dunwoodys or Dinwiddies. I believe they were from Franklin County before they moved to Greene County, Tennessee. I am searching mainly for Adam W. Dunwoody born about 1851, married Eliza or Elizabeth. Any information on any Dunwoody or Dinwiddie moving to Tenn. would be most helpful.

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February 22, 2000 from lcannaday@aol.com (Mary)
MIDKIFF, SCOTT -
Looking for information on William Scott married to Masin possibly Masia; maiden name unknown. One son that I know of named Robert who is my grandfather. Robert married Rozina Midkiff in 1893. On the marriage license his residence is listed as Franklin County. Rozina was a resident of Patrick County . I have been unable to find anything on Robert's parents. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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February 21, 2000 from kglamers@yahoo.com (Duane E. Lamers)
NEWGEN, SOUDER, SOWDER -
SOWDER (SOUDER), Jacob & Elizabeth (Newgen?): Jacob was likely born in Franklin Co. c 1734. Son Michael was born there in 1768. Son Christian (Christley), my ancestor, was likely born here c 1765. Wish to establish parentage of Christian and date of birth.

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February 21, 2000 from wheelers@kimbanet.com (Pat Wheeler)
MARTIN -
Am searching for the parents of George Clinton Martin of Franklin Co. (Snow Creek/Penhook area). Any info would be appreciated.

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February 19, 2000 from TJENKINS@prodigy.net (Tom Jenkins)
DANGERFIELD, HUFFMAN -
Looking for Edward Dangerfield born abt 1818, married Sarah R. Huffman in Franklin Co in 1847. Tom

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February 19, 2000 from TJENKINS@prodigy.net (Tom Jenkins)
MEECE, THOMPSON -
Looking for information on Senia Thompson of Franklin Co married Pendlton Meece in Pittsylvania Co, Va in 1813.

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February 15, 2000 from neals@erols.com (Donn Neal)
CHASTAIN, STATON -
Interested in knowing more about George CHASTAIN and Rebecca STATON, married in Franklin County in 1791. I am particularly eager to contact STATON researchers.

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February 12, 2000 from ktrygal1@aol.com (Donna Brown Wilkes)
BROWN, FERGUSON, HATCHER -
Wyatt Brown married Jemina Hatcher 10/28/1835 in Franklin County, Va. She is the daughter of Elijah Hatcher and Nancy Ferguson Hatcher. Do you have any info on this family. I am searching for photo's for the Brown family and info on the Hatcher family.

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February 10, 2000 from GRMINTER@aol.com ()
BYRD, FRITH, GARRETT, MEADOWS -
Seeking information on Joseph Thomas Meadows, Lizzie Frith Meadows, my grandparents. They died in the 1920's/ The family was in Va., we in N. C. He was a preacher at Gladehill Baptist/Methodist Church in late 1880s for The Meth. Episcopal Church S. Her mother was Adelia Ap Byrd Frith of Franklin Co. I was told the church was named Anson, or Anderson Chapel His father was Francis Meadows and mother Cassie Jane Garrett Meadows m. @1845.

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February 7, 2000 from whumphrey@usa.net (G. Wayne Humphrey)
BANKS, SHORT -
I am looking for varification of a marriage of James Banks and Lydia Short on 9 Oct 1817 in Franklin County. I would like any other info that may be available on these people. James and Lydia had daughters Susannah, Ledona? and possibly son Joel, all born in Virginia before they moved to Dark County, Ohio. They moved between 1826 and 1832. After moving to Ohio they had Mary, Ruth and Lucenda. This would be my 3rd great-grandparents and any help would be appreciated.

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February 6, 2000 from ls1davis@aol.com (Linda Davis)
COCHRAN, MILES, NEWBERRY, PROFIT, TURNER, VIER -
Looking for information on Thomas NEWBERRY. Found him in 1830 & 1840 Franklin Co but then no record. His daughter, Rosena/Rosanna b 1840 m.(1) John TURNER (husband of deceased Sarah "Sally" MILES) and (2) Harvey G. PROFIT, s/o David & Sarah COCHRAN PROFIT. Children of John & Rosanna: Celie R. (Rosanna?) b c 1860 Franklin Co m. John A. NEWBERRY s/of Anderson and Amanda VIER NEWBERRY; Isaac b c 1859; Charles R. b c.1858 m. Mary A. TURNER; Tazewell b. c 1865; James A. b c.1856; Nancy b c.1857. **There may have been more children**

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February 6, 2000 from mjarrett@bellatlantic.net (Marian Fernsler)
BLANKENSHIP, DILLARD, HAMBRICK, SHOEMAKER -
Am looking for theparents of Lewis BLANKENSHIP B. cir 1805; he married Frances Dillard/ Hambrick?? about 1840 and Lucy Shoemaker 1856. His father may have also been a Lewis born about 1786. They were all born in Franklin County in the Gill Creek District. Any help would be appreciated.

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February 5, 2000 from sarah@cablenet-va.com (Sarah Quinn Hambrick)
ALLEN, PEARSON, PEERSON, SMITH -
In researching the Allens of Allentown (near Endicott, Virginia), I have found one major issue that seems to stump many people researching this family. I would like to share information that I believe clarifies the confusion in this family in the hopes that others who are researching the Allens will not be misled the way I way when I originally started my research. Many people believe that William Allen Sr. who wed Clary Peerson (Pearson) on Feb. 11, 1812, was the father of William Allen who wed Susannah Smith on March 10, 1812 assuming that the older father was marrying during the same year his grown son was marrying. However, after much in depth research, I have come to the conclusion that this is not true. The following is my reason:
1. According to the book "Franklin County Virginia Death Records 1853-1896" by Nell Hailey, William Allen Sr. (white male), farmer, died Oct. 17, 1876 in Franklin County, aged 89 yrs. He was born in Franklin Co. and was the spouse Of Clary Allen, Clary Allen reporting. According to this information, William Allen Sr. would have been born about 1787.
2. The 1850 Franklin County census identifies the William Allen who married Susannah Smith:
Allen, William age 65 farmer $600 rl est (He would have been 27 yrs old when he married in 1812 which means he would have been born around 1785.); Susanah age 55 wife; Elizabeth age 38; Ruth age 35; Rachael age 32; Susanah age 18; Frances age 12; and William age 23.
Therefore, the William Allen Sr. who married Clary and the William Allen who married Susanah could not have been father and son because they were born within 5 years of each other. In my research, I have found that William and Susanah Allen are the Allens of Allentown (Endicott, Virginia) from which my family descended. I hope this information helps to clarify the confusion between William Allen Sr. and William Allen. sarah@cablenet-va.com

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February 5, 2000 from whbdb@msinets.com ()
BERNARD -
I am looking for decendants of John Bernard who lived in Fluvanna County, and either he or his son, Peter came to Franklin County and settled on the Blackwater River. Peter had a son named Peter, Jr., who had a son named William, and his sons included twins, Peter Jasper and Robert Newton. Robert Newton had a son named Russell Barbour, and he is my father. My father never talked much about his family, and so now my brother Russ, Jr., are trying to fill in some of the other relatives, such as who did they marry, who were the children, etc. My father was born in Franklin County in 1896. His father Robert Newton is listed on the 1850 census as six months old. I have talked to a lady who did some research, and she says that my father's line came to Franklin County from Fluvanna County, while her line which includes a Walter Bernard, came from Maryland to Franklin County, and that there seem to be two diffrent lines here. If you can help on this in any way, I would be more than happy.

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February 5, 2000 from Tdm3157@aol.com (Judy Marshall)
PAYNE, PEARCY, RICHARDSON -
I am trying to find the parents, siblings and their descendants of Turner Richardson b. abt. 1804 in Franklin Co. VA. Turner and Eleanor Payne m. abt. 1825 and had 3 children. Eleanor d. abt. 1834. Turner and Harriet Payne m. abt 1834 and had 12 children and moved to Daviess Co. Mo. abt. 1856. I would like any information about Turner that anyone is willing to share. Turner had at least one sister Lucy who married Nathan Pearcy they also moved to Daviess Co. after the war. I have information to share.

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February 4, 2000 from ellisjm@OnlineXpress.net (Joanne Ellis)
DRAKE -
I am looking for the burial location of William Drake, died 06 January, 1829, Franklin County, VA.

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February 3, 2000 from poore9838@webtv.net (D. Johnso-Poore)
HARRISON, PARKER, STORY -
Looking for STORY, PARKER, HARRISON Franklin Co., Va. James Harrison b1890, Addie PARKER (h/w). The STORY names are: Frank, Edward or Henry all born about 1900-1905. Believe Frank Story was a merchant seaman or worked on the Naval Shipyard. Thank you,

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February 1, 2000 from mdfoley@duo-county.com (M. D. Foley)
HALE, WOOD -
Seeking info on the Citizen S. Wood that married Jane M. Hale on 15 Mar 1821 in Franklin Co. Who were Citizen's parents? What is his middle name? Did he stay in Franklin Co?

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February 1, 2000 from tadkins@kimbanet.com (Truman Adkins)
ADKINS, TURNER -
Seeking information on Samuel Adkins, of the Salt House Branch area of Franklin County, Va. who died in 1888. I have a death certificate for him that says he was the son of Hanah Adkins. Tradition has that he was a "Woodschild", or born out of wedlock (about 1817) He was married to Mary Turner of Patrick County about 1850.

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