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Queries Posted in April 1998

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April 28, 1998 from (Steve Thrasher)
Looking for parents and information on family of Peter ABSHIRE born August 1831 in Franklin County, Va., moved to Pike County, KY. Was he the son of Peter ABSHIRE and grandson of Abraham ABSHIRE? Pete R. ABSHIRE, born 1831, married 1st Artilda JUSTICE in 1857 in Pike County, Ky, married 2nd Jane (__?__).

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April 27, 1998 from (Bill Simpson)
I am looking for any information on the following surnames: Simpson, Beckner, Radford, Brammer, Ingram, Pate, and Peters. I believe that the Simpsons, Beckners, Radfords, Brammers, Pates, and Peters lived either in Ferrum or Chattham, or near the Franklin-Floyd Co. lines. Any info on these families would greatly be appreciated. Particular names include Thomas B. Simpson and John Pate, who was married to an American Indian (believe Cherokee). Their daughter was Mary Jane Abigail Dixie Pate. Thanks for your time and help.
Bill Simpson  11105 N. Main St.
Kansas City, Mo. 64155

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April 27, 1998 from (Anne Gardner)
Looking for family of Mason PERDUE. On Civil War discharge papers states he was born in Franklin Co., VA. Birthdate ca. 1795. Married Elender Walters 1829 or 1831 in Montgomery Co., VA. In 1850 was in Kanawha Co., 1861 was in Pike Co., OH.

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April 27, 1998 from (Sue)
Abner SAUNDERS m Mary "Polly" GILBERT 7 Aug 1828, Franklin Co., with bondsman Joseph WRIGHT, who m Judith AGEE on 23 Feb. 1824, Franklin Co. Judith was d/o Matthew AGEE, Sr. & Mary LIGON. In his will probated 3 Nov. 1823, Matthew left a cow to Polly GILBERT. Was Polly somehow related to the AGEE or LIGON families? Her mother was Betsy (---) GILBERT, in later records. Abner & Polly went to Gasconade Co., MO, 1830s, joining Matthew AGEE, Jr., who had gone there earlier. Also seeking family of Abner SAUNDERS. Any help greatly appreciated.

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April 25, 1998 from ()
Looking for any information on James YOUNG, in Ferrum, VA, about 1850-1890. This is my greatgrandfather, and this is all the information I have on his life.

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April 23, 1998 from (Yvonne)
Looking for info on Thomas MULLINS, b. 1799, Franklin Co VA, known as "Lonesome Tom". Thanks

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April 21, 1998 from (James H. Lane)
William Floyd Belcher born 1784-5 in Franklin County. Moved to what is now WV. Would like to find parents or sisters and brothers. Thanks

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April 21, 1998 from ()
Need to find the parents of Elizabeth Parcell, who married Chapman Coleman around 1858 both are native to Franklin Co. They lived near Synderville Va. and are buried there.

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April 19, 1998 from (Irene Scott Brown)
I am looking for great great grandchildren of Jesse Scott and Elizabeth Jones. Jesse was born 1815 in Rockingham Co. NC to William Scott, born about 1774, who married Elizabeth Leffew March 30, 1796 . Jesse was one of 6 chilldren, John, James, William, Eliza and Ann Scott. Ann married Michael Reel. Jesse married Elizabeth Jones in Franklin Co. September 13, 1837. I have no marriage info on the other children. Jesse is my gg grandfather. His son James Wise P. Scott was my great grandfather, he married Sarah Jane Rakes on Jan 2, 1879 in Franklin Co. Va.. Jesse had 10 chilldren, Lurinda Scott, born 1839, married James Huff in Franklin Co. Va in 1863 and moved to WVA.. I have recently made contact with this family. I have no info on the other eight children of Jesse. They are Jackson, born 1840, Lorany, John , Alice , Asa, Sarah Ann, Thomas and Charles. Sarah Ann was the last child, born 1858. Would appreciate any info on these Scott's. Have lots of Scott information that I will be happy to share. Irene Scott Brown, Tampa Fl.

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April 17, 1998 from (Lynn Ingram)
I am looking for any information for Issac Ingram. I believe that he is my great great grandfather. He had a son named James Ingram listed on the 1870 Census that I believe to be my great grandfather. James had a brother also named Issac that is also listed on the census and his mother's name was Jane. I think this is the same Issac Ingram that is buried with his wife Jane in the France / Ingram cemetery off of 623 near Ingramville.

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April 11, 1998 from ()
Was Levi S. Kean b. 2/19/1808 (Franklin?) Co.,Va. marr. 5/17or27/1841 Spencer Co.,Ky. to Mary Jane Shelburn, a son of John KEEN & Nancy SHOCKLEY who marr. 3/22/1802 in Franklin Co.,Va.?? If so, does anyone have Levi's siblings or his paternal & maternal ancestry? Any help or clues would be appreciated. Thank you.

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April 9, 1998 from ()
I'm researching Sarah (Farley?) GRAHAM of Bedford/Franklin Co. My question is: What churches were in operation in the mid 1700s where records may be researched in an effort to find my Sarah and discover who her GRAHAM/GRIMES husband was. Thanks

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April 7, 1998 from (Kathy Dudley)
I am looking for these members of the Franklin County Dudley family. Most only know the years of their birth. James DUDLEY 1752. William DUDLEY 1752 (son of James) William Fredrick DUDLEY 1843 (grandson of William. Don't know fathers name.) William Fredrick moved to Baltimore Maryland after Civil War. Wifes name is Mary E. (don't know if this middle initial or last name) Four Children ages listed in 1880 census are Annie 12 James 12 Corra 8 Amanda 2. Any information on these names would be very helpful.

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April 6, 1998 from ()
Seek husband for Elizabeth Keys. Elizabeth born about 1808, died 1862 in Franklin County, Va., On the 1850 Census, Elizabeth and Children Hetty born 1826, Amanda F, born 1829, Margaret, born 1831 and Floyd Keys born 1834. All were in Franklin County, Va., in 1850. Hetty Married Saunders Young 11 Jan 1843 in Franklin County, Va.

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April 5, 1998 from (Karen Peters)
My g-g-grandfather, William D. Young, and his wife Tarmesia Sloan (Slone) were from Franklin County, according to our family records. They are supposedly buried at "Onie Slone's place" according to an old letter among my mother's possessions. I am looking for info about their parents, siblings, and children. My great-grandfather was their son James Madison Young. Any help you can give would be appreciated. Thanks.

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April 3, 1998 from (Dallas L Endicott)
Could anyone give me some information on the town of Endicott Va. How the town got its name, any dates on the town. As my ancestors came from NJ to the southern part of Virginia in the 1700's and later moved on to Lawrence County Ky. I am looking for some tie of them in southern Va. They were grandsons of Gov. John Endicott of Ma., the names were Thomas Endicott married to Sarah Welsh, Moses, Joseph, Aarron, Barzella, Thomas Jr. Samuel, William, John B, Nancy, Phoebe. Thanks for any help anyone can give, please send to the above email address, Dallas L Endicott. Katherine Williams

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April 2, 1998 from (Kerry Drake)
Looking for information on William DRAKE and Mary DRAKE of Franklin County. Their children were William, Carter, Braxton, Turner, Clary, and four other daughters (names unknown.) William DRAKE and Nancy DRAKE of Franklin County (I think) had the following children Andrew, James, Cad, Anne, William and Abram. William DRAKE b. 6-27-1794 and Mary T HOLLAND b. 1-21-1799 married on 8-28-1820 in Bedford Virginia. Any information on these three generations of William DRAKE would be much appreciated. It appears that the DRAKE family was in Franklin County around 1750 to 1830. Thank you -

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April 2, 1998 from ()
Researching the CHESTERFIELD family who came in 1848 from England. In 1870 Census Index is listed Samuel CHESTERFIELD in Franklin Co. Maggodee Twp. p. 403. Any information on this family would be appreciated.

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April 1, 1998 from (Rachal Koo)
Looking for information on the following Franklin County Virginia family: Hardin WILLIS b. abt. 1803 Virginia married Miriam CHITWOOD b. abt. 1805 in Virginia They had the following children on the 1850 census: Adaline b. 1834; Abigail b. 1836; Nancy b. 1838; William F. b. 1841; Miriam b. 1843; Charles b. 1849; Cherenza (spelling?) b. 1822. I am especially interested in Adaline Willis and whether or not she ever married. Any information would be appreciated. PLEASE EMAIL REPLY- Rachal Koo, Charleston, WV

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