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Queries Posted in March 1999

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March 31, 1999 from ()
I am searching for information regarding Lee or E. E. Willis (born in 1798 in Virginia) and Ann Webb (born 1809 in Virginia) who married 3-5-1827 in Franklin County, Virginia. They had a family including: Thomas E. b. 1829 in VA, William b. 1830 in VA., Mary Ann b. 1831 in MO, Jane b. 1838 in MO, Lee Jr. b. 1840 in MO (married Sarah F. Campbell), Harriet b. 1841 in MO, Matilda b. 1843 in MO (married J. B. Pierce), Charles Cobb (my great grandfather) b. 1846 in MO (married Julia McKinney) 12-19-1871, Joel b. 1848 in MO, Tampo b. 1849, in VA?, Fleming b. 1-10-1850 and died 8-5-1859. When Lee married his guardian F. Saunders signed for him. Ann died 4-2-1852 and Lee married Sally Ann Berkshire. Lee later became so frail and his mind failed so that the younger child or children were left to a guardian. He evidently was always called Lee Willis, but on his gravestone, it says E. E. Willis. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My address is:
Rt. 2, Box 6A-1,
Minco, OK 73059,
phone number (405) 352-4620

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March 25, 1999 from (George Frazier)
Looking for ancestors and descendents of Samuel TAYLOR who married Elizabeth CONNOR, possibly in Franklin County. Their daughter Mary TAYLOR, born in Franklin County in December 1789 married John VAN_DOVER, son of Thomas VAN_DOVER and Honor STOCKWELL VAN_DOVER, also of Franklin County. Seeking information on any of the above persons. Thanks!

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March 22, 1999 from (Clinton L. Kingery)
I'm looking for information on Peter KINGERY and wife Sarah DAVIS, married in Franklin co. in 1800. To the point I need to know if they had a son, Elijah Franklin Kingery (my gg grandfather). Peter's father was Christian and John and Barbara Saetzin his grandparents. I think John came to the US. from Germany. CLK

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March 19, 1999 from ()
Looking for the parents and other family information on Citizen S. Woods. Citizen shows up on the 1820 Franklin County VA Census, page 168. I believe he was born in Franklin County in 1799 (on the 1860 Carroll County TN Census he states his age as 61 and birthplace as VA). Franklin married Jane Hale in Franklin County VA on 15 March 1821. Jane was born in Franklin County VA 1798-1800. Jane is the daughter of Sarah Turnbull (b. abt 1771) and Joseph Hale (b. abt 1770) who were married in Franklin VA 21 July 1797. I would appreciate any information.

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March 19, 1999 from (Jean Ann Frost Mayhew)
I am searching in Franklin County, Va for Alexander Mayhew. I know that he was there in 1793 as his son Amos Mayhew was born there. I was looking for census or records online, but have not found any for Va. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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March 17, 1999 from (Lana)
I am searching for more information about Henry L. Bell born about 1808 in Franklin Co., Virginia. If this name sounds familiar to anybody please contact me! Thanks!

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March 16, 1999 from (Mike Pearson)
I am looking for parents and/or siblings of James Pearson/ Pierson born 1816. He may have been married to a woman named Frances (?). In 1846 he was residing in Henry County, Indiana. The 1860 Indiana Census has him as born in Virginia. One of my ancestral family lines has a Nancy Pearson born 1809 as being from Franklin County, Virginia. She resided in the same community as James Pearson/Pierson. Since several of my family lines travelled together, I am hoping that James and Nancy were related and that he was from Franklin County, Virginia. Any information on James Pearson/Pierson would be appreciated. Thank you,

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March 16, 1999 from (Marilyn)
I'm looking for any information on the CANTER surname. Truman CANTER married Cynthia HARRIS on March 19, 1792 in Franklin Co. I found Truman in Montgomery Co; KY in 1820. Who were the parents and siblings of Truman Canter? Where did they live prior to Franklin Co.? Who were the parents and siblings of Cynthia Harris? Any leads on the CANTER name would be appreciated.

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March 14, 1999 from (Carl Doss)
I am looking for the parents and family of Joseph Doss or Daws who married Eliza Bryant in Franklin Co March 23, 1854. His wife and children appear in the 1860 census in Franklin Co. He is said to have died in 1867. His widow and children appear in the Montgomery Co census for 1870 prior to their move to the Huntington area of WV. His occupation was miller in 1860 and listed in the SW District. Who were his parents? brothers, sisters? Thank you.
Carl Doss,
1506 N. Greenway Dr,
OKC 73127

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March 13, 1999 from (Carleen Frazier-Adlam)
Am looking for my 4GGrandfather, John Frazier, who married Mary ????. I suspect that John and Mary Frazier were probably born in the Franklin Co area, and may have been born around 1750. They "settled" in what was then Russell Co., VA, now Scott Co., in the spring of 1772. They had son Joseph, born in 1771 and son, Solomon, born in Fairfax County, VA in 1773. I would like to find their marriage record, birth records, and who and from where their parents were. I believe they removed to Fairfax County from Moccasin Creek in Scott Co. for only a short while to escape the frequent and tragic Indian raids in what was then Russell Co. I would be happy to hear from anyone also researching the Fraziers in VA, who moved on from there into TN and KY in the late 1700s and 1800s. Most moved to Floyd and Letcher Counties in KY.

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March 13, 1999 from ()
Looking for information on Leonard Herringham DANGERFIELD who married Polly KESLER, Oct 29, 1829 in Franklin Co. Leonard and Polly had three children: Jane who married Haston THOMAS; Nancy who married Michael HUFFMAN IN 1831; and Polly who married George MILLION Ocober 24, 1828. All married in Franklin Co. Who were the children of Polly and George? Did they have a son named William Henry ? Looking for information on Senia THOMPSOM who married Pendleton MEASE July 17, 1826 in Franklin Co. Senia and Pendleton had five children: John; Mary who married Abram HAMMOCK; Salley; Susie; and Lucy, who may have married a Bub ANDERSON. Who were Senia parents and brothers and sisters ?

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March 12, 1999 from (Lester)
I am looking for information and ancestry of John RADFORD and Nancy CRAWFORD, married in Franklin Co. VA 25 May 1799. Any bit of data could be a great help. Thanks

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March 10, 1999 from (Ted Findley)
Searching for information on Daniel G. Franklin and his wife Julia Ann Arthur. Daniel was born in Bedford. He and his wife may have died in Franklin Co. after 1875 but before 1891. Also Milton Franklin is listed in 1860 census and is possibly related to Daniel Franklin.

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March 8, 1999 from (Ed O'Brien)
I am seeking information on Abel Peak born 1756 in Buckingham Cty married Lyda Jones on 8 May, 1794 in Franklin Cty, Va. Died 4 Feb, 1883 in Scott County, Tenn. Particulary interested in his brother, William or in brothers Jesse, Aron and in his parentage or that of Lyda Jones.

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March 7, 1999 from (Jared and Patricia Smith)
Looking for info on Tabithia MARTIN born in Franklin Co.,VA on December 16th, 1780. She married James Gardener in Franklin Co. on May 20th 1797. Looking for her parents and any other info about her family or her. Thanks

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March 4, 1999 from (Ellen Brown)
I am looking for names of the parents of Owen Price Turner who was born 10 Dec. 1813, Reed Creek, Franklin Co., VA. He later was in Buchanan Co., MO where he married Melissa/Mazela Toney in 1842. Owen and Melissa, with other members of her family, in 1847 traveled to Oregon where they settled in Yamhill County. Owen P. Turner died there 11 May 1895. Information about this Turner family in Virginia will be much appreciated.

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March 4, 1999 from (Kathy)
Looking for parents, family members, any clues re: Alice SHERIDAN, b. 1790, VA?, m. Daniel GRIFFITH, Dec. 29, 1808, Franklin Co., VA. ... Suspect they had at least seven children, may be many more. One was Martha who married John GRIFFITH, Nov 28, 1830, Franklin Co., VA. Anyone with any information on Alice and Daniel GRIFFITH, please, let's share, exchange ... will respond to all e-mail received.

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March 1, 1999 from (Sandra Phelps)
My husband's grandfather, James Franklin Phelps, was born in Franklin Co., VA on July 12, 1873. His father's name was Andrew J. Phelps, farmer, and the mother's name was Alezy A. Phelps. We would like to know the mother's maiden name. We have pictures of all of these people if you are interested, along with pictures of all of Andrew J. Phelps' children. Will be happy to share information that we have. We have been told that my husband's family had a Boone in the family also, but we don't know where this is. Anything you can help us with, please let us know. Thanks for any help you can give us. Will be ordering some of the books. Just found this site tonight. Sandra Phelps (Mrs. Jackson Andrew Phelps, Hickory, NC)

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