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Queries Posted in February 1997

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March 12, 1997 from (Helen McClure)
I am a descendant of Samuel FISHER, son of Jacob and Sarah (PEFLEY) FISHER who married in Nov. 1821, in Botetourt Co. Other children include: Anna, Elizabeth, Mary, Susan, Catherine, Sarah, Jacob, Hannah, George and Martha. The family later lived in Franklin Co. VA, where Samuel married Rebecca GRISSO, daughter of Jacob and Rebecca (BAKER) GRISSO, on July 4, 1843. By 1870, the family had moved to Carroll Co. IN. Would like to exchange information with any who are interested in these families.

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March 12, 1997 from (David Damico)
I'm looking for information on the NEWBILL family, who were closely associated with the ODINEALs of Franklin Co., VA. Three of the children of Nathaniel Parker & Hope Sutherland NEWBILL married ODINEALs in the 1840's Nathaniel & Hope were m. in 1807.

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March 12, 1997 from (Myrna Crapo)
I am looking for information on Randolph RICHARDSON and his family. His wife is Lucy. Their children are Mourning who married Allen BRADSHAW 1793 Franklin Co.; Margaret or Peggy; John who married Catherin PEARCY; Clinton who married Peggy; Benjamin who married Eleanor HOLT; and Randolph Richardson Jr.

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March 12, 1997 from (Pat SPURLOCK ELDER)
Researching Anna SIMMONS b. ca 1794 m. John O. HOPKINS in Franklin Co. VA. She is the d/o Charles SIMMONS and Francis MEADOR. Anna and John removed to Jackson Co. TN in the early 1800s.

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March 12, 1997 from (Pat Cooper McGehee)
I would like contact with anyone having information about a David BOWLES and Elizabeth CLOWERS. They were married May 20, 1803 in Franklin Co. The minister was Samuel King. CLOWERS - GREEN - BOWLES - COOPER were related by marriage. I know GREEN - CLOWERS were in Franklin County, VA during the 17-1800's.

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March 4, 1997 from (Baxter, Jean T.)
I am looking for any information on Ancil ASCUE (b. 1825, Franklin County, VA) who married Prudence Ann MARTIN (b. 1826, VA) in 1848 in Russell County. Trying to determine who Ancil's parents are. Prudence's father was James MARTIN (b. 1793) and mother was Margaret PRICE (b. 1791). Would be willing to exchange any information I have.

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March 4, 1997 from (Jeffrey K. Wade)
Searching for Children of Charles Anderson WADE and Sally STARKLEY of Franklin County. Charles Anderson WADE was born abt 1854 and was son of Robert Anderson WADE and Rachael Mary LEMON.

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March 2, 1997 from (Jeffrey K. Wade)
Looking for information on Bradley WADE, born Abt. 1786, Son of John Utley WADE. Bradley WADE married Rachel Mary LEMON on February 05, 1810 in Franklin County. Who were their children?

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March 2, 1997 from (Suzanne Malone)
Riley FINNEY and Ellender SLOAN were married 27 March 1793 in Franklin Co. VA. In 1792 Riley FINNEY was living in Botecourt Co.. Any information on these two people is appreciated.

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March 1, 1997 from (Lisa Savage)
Looking for information on a man by the surname of SHORT. He married Sarah D SHORT and they had a daughter by the name of Alberta A. SHORT in 1862. The father died sometime between 1862 and 1868 and Sarah remarried a man named Thomas INGRAM. Thomas INGRAM and wife Sarah were listed on the Franklin County census in 1870. They are buried in the Ingram cemetery in Franklin county. Any information on the SHORT's of Franklin or Floyd County would be appreciated.

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March 1, 1997 from (Pat Lemonds)
Looking for William C. GRIFFITH, Jr. born 11-4-1758 in Franklin County, Virginia and died in Anderson County, Tennessee. He married Susanna JONES on 8-3-1782 in Henry or Franklin County, Virginia. She was born on 4-6-1765 in Blackwater Creek, Franklin County, Virginia and died 2-10-1843 in Anderson County, Tennessee. They had 12 children. Would like to know his Mother's maiden name and more information about his Father's family. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and happy hunting,

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March 1, 1997 from (Kelli Crook Moulden)
The history of my family starts with Jacob and Artemia CROOK They raised William Jacob Crook FRALIN in their home. He married their daughter Susan and they had 7 children. The first three had the name of Crook but at this point the rest were given the FRALIN name, not sure as to why this took place. my great grandfather was Daniel Madison CROOK born in Franklin co. my grandfather was DeWitt CROOK he was born in Boones Mill Va he later moved to Ohio. Looking for anyone with info on the CROOK or FRALIN clan.

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March 1, 1997 from (Jeffrey K. Wade)
Looking for any infomation on the following: Cehus WADE, Lalia (DANIEL) WADE (Wife of Cephus WADE, Sarah (PETERS) DANIEL (Mother of Lalia (DANIEL) WADE. Cepus 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 27, 1997 from (Rose Peterson)
Seeking the parents of David M. WINGO who married Susan Ann PUGH in Franklin Co., VA 6 Sep 1832. The Franklin Co. 1860 census indicate David was also married to Elizabeth YOUNG, but I have not found a marriage yet.

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February 23, 1997 From: (Eldon Edgin in Dallas, Texas)
My great great great grandparents, Daniel CHANDLER and Ann ROAN were married in Franklin Co., VA in 1790. I would like to trade any information concerning CHANDLER or ROAN

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February 23, 1997 from (Mary Ellen Wexler)
Jesse EDGE married Elizabeth CHILDRESS 3 Mar 1788, Franklin Co. Does anyone know anything more about these people? I am trying to see if they connect to my Jesse b ca 1807 GA > AL > FL. Thanks!

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February 23, 1997 from (Joan Barrett)
I am looking for any information on my Greatgrand parents John W. SMITH or Amanda SMITH who lived in Franklin County about 1879 or earlier. And also my Grand father John Robert SMITH. I know in 1903 they moved to Peru Indiana, but at the time of my grandfathers birth in 1879 they lived in Roanoke Virgina. Any information would be welcomed. Thank you

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February 18, 1997 from (Christie Ferguson Cirone)
Need connecting family info for children of John FERGUSON, Jr. (c1755/60 Chesterfield Co. VA - c1836 Bedford Co. VA) & unkn. wife, son of John FARGUSON, Sr. (1725-1786) & Mary GILL (1735-1813). Children: William (c1784?-bef1836) m. unkn. w/ ch. Josiah & Barthena; Joseph (1781/1785 -1856 Barren Co. KY) m. 1801 Sarah HUGHES; Archibald 'Archy' (1784-1850/52 Patrick Co. VA) m. 1807 Frances 'Fanny' HIX; John K. (1785-1854 Monroe Co. KY) m. 1805 Mary 'Polly' PHELPS; Mary 'Polly' (c1787-aft1850 Franklin Co. VA) m. 1804 John PHELPS IV (?-1815); Caleb (c1787-aft1836) m. 1809 Willey MARSHALL; Judith 'Judy' m. Nathan GREER (was he son of Nathan GREER & Lucy ARTHUR?); Moses (1794-1857 Monroe Co. KY) m. 1815 Sophia Sophronia PHELPS; George W. (c1790-? Cincinatti, Hamilton Co. OH) m. 1812 Pamela HUGHES; Daniel (1798-1863 Monroe Co. KY) m. 1816 Anna 'Anny' HEPTINSTALL; and Permelia 'Milly' FERGUSON (1800-1848 Cumberland Co. KY) m. 1818 James ALLEN.

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February 16, 1997 from (LaHonda Jo Morgan)
Researching William WALTON b ca 1742 VA who mar Mary HUNT b 1761 in Bedford or Franklin Co VA. Mar ca 1781 Franklin Co. Mary was one of fourteen children. Need names of Mary HUNT's and William WALTON's parents. Believe surname HENSON or ESLI (EASLEY ?) may be in background of HUNT family because these are common given names among families of Mary HUNT's siblings. After American Revolution, William and Mary WALTON and their children relocated to St Louis MO (possibly by way of KY.

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February 15, 1997 from (Jeffrey K. Wade)
I am looking for parents of George Peter WADE, b. ~1860 in Franklin County. He married Susan Ann DUMFORD in Franklin County, don't know date. They moved to Ohio before 1911. George Peter Wade died April 08, 1937 in Ohio Susan Ann Wade died July 15, 1925 in Ohio Also lookin for siblings of George Peter WADE and Susan Ann WADE. Thanks,

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February 15, 1997 from (Mark H. EASTER)
ISO info on GGFather Steven Oscar EASTER who married Agnes Gertrude CARPENTER of Roanoke, VA in 1906. I believe he is the son of Joel and Mary F. EASTER of Franklin County, Va. as listed in the 1880 Census. It stated that Joel and Mary had 9 children among them a Stephen. While it did not list his middle name or initial it did state that he was 1 year old at the time of the Census. Thanks in advance! Mark H. Easter, email or call (804)758-3748

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February 11, 1997 from ()
Looking for any information on Payton SMITH or Thornton SMITH. I believe they were residents of Franklin Co. around 1790 to 1810. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

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February 4, 1997 from (Kenneth)
Looking for info on the families of Edward POWELL b.1781 Bedford Co d. Nov 1870 Franklin Co. Married (1) Sarah DIVERS m. 16 May 1818 Franklin Co (2) Jane WINGO m. 8 Jan 1831 and (3) Mary Ann BETZ m. 8 Feb 1853. Son, William Aaron POWELL b. 12 Feb 1821 Franklin Co d. 26 Jul 1882 Franklin Co, buried Wm Aaron Powell Cemetery on his own farm near Scruggs Va which I would like to locate. Franklin Co Deed Book #25 pg 70 lists the POWELL farm (60 acres) bordering on the BETZ property on Gills Creek. Appreciate any info on these families and/or locating the POWELL farm. Thanks, Kenneth

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February 3, 1997 from (Nell Blumel Ocala, Fl)
Am interested in any info re Berry WOODS who m first Deliah PROFIT, Franklin Co, VA in the 1830s and second, Abigail QUINLEY, Smyth Co in the 1840s. Berry's father may have been Peter or Josiah WOOD who came from possibly Amherst Co. There may be a connection between Francis WOOD m Nancy who bought land in Lee Co, VA in 1819 and Joseph WOOD m Mary who bought land in Lee Co in 1822. In the 1860 census it shows that Francis WOODS was b in Charlotte Co, VA but in the 1870 census it shows both he and his wife b in Amherst Co, VA. Berry Woods was my gr grandfather.

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