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Queries Posted in April 1999

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April 27, 1999 from (Vicki Evans)
I am looking for any information on Ellison Chavers. He married Susannah Chandler in 1825 in Franklin Co. VA, he was listed in the 1830 Census of Franklin Co. VA. I have his estate papers from the 1840s in Franklin County. I just can't find him anywhere prior to 1825 Franklin Co. If anyone has any information on him or his family please contact me.

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April 24, 1999 from (Betty Boyd Caroli)
I'd be grateful for information about parents of Joseph Boyd, born about 1769 in Franklin County, died in 1850s in Russell County.

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April 22, 1999 from ()
Looking for information about James Whorley (Whirley, Worley). I found him in the 1870 Franklin Co. census index (p. 370, Long Branch Twp); can someone provide the actual data for the household he's in? Is this 1870 James the same as: 1. James Whorly, 1850 Floyd Co census, "in jail", age 22? 2. James Whirley married Elizabeth Swiney/ Sweeney in 1849? Trying to uncover relationships between Worley/ Moore/ Sweeney in Franklin/Floyd, 1800-1870.

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April 22, 1999 from (Brett F. Woods)
I am trying to determine precisely where to get copies of the wills of Robert Woods (1719-1811) and his son, John Woods (1756-1800). Both of these individuals died in Franklin County VA and, at least back in 1915, one researcher obtained copies from someplace in Franklin County. Accordingly, I suspect they remain extant. This particular Woods family (according to maps circa 1750) owned property just below Sydnorsville on Little Chestnut Creek. I have found a reference that this property was known as Freecastle. It should be noted that, if I cannot order them directly from some repository, I am amenable to contracting with a researcher to obtain the two documents. Thanks for any information or suggestions. Brett F. Woods, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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April 21, 1999 from (Stephanie Boone)
Looking for information on Rosa Ann MOORE (born Rocky Mount, VA on 9/21/1883 & died 11/8/1859 Mercer Co., WV) married on 2/14/1900 to Eli Thomas BAILEY (son of Wilson Lee Bailey and Elizabeth McComas) in Mercer Co., WV. Her death certificate lists her parents as William MOORE and Mary KINGREA. The family relocated from Franklin County to Mercer County sometime after 1885. I am interested in any information or prospective leads regarding the MOORE and/or KINGREA/ KINGERY families and will be glad to share what info I have. Thank You.

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April 19, 1999 from (Lois Cleveland)
Alsup TAYLOR was in Bedford County as early as 1800 where he was surety for Washington TAYLOR. His wife Penelope ANGEL TAYLOR was my 4 g grandfather's sister. They were in Franklin County, VA after 1810 and before 1820. Who were their children? What connection if any to the GAULDENs. He was Surety for Susannah GAULDEN married a ?ROSS in 1810 in Bedford.Thanks for your help. Lois Cleveland in Alabama

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April 18, 1999 from (Kathy)
There was a Mark SHERIDAN in the 1793 - Index to Wills and Administrations. Would like to know any information about this man. Who were his parents? Who did he marry? Date of Birth? Date of Death? Children? Any information at all will be greatly appreciated? Anyone with access to Franklin Co., VA records: What information is available there?? Thanks,

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April 18, 1999 from (Donna Dodd Black)
Seek information on father of John Poteet DODD b. Franklin Co. 29 Nov 1784. Mother was Sarah Poteet DODD dau of William and Keziah POTEET. Sarah believed to be widow by 1800. Siblings of John Poteet Dodd were Susannah MARSHALL, Elizabeth HENLEY, Rebecca, Rachel HARRISON, Mary (Polly) HARRISON, William (died War of 1812) and Lewis DODD. John Poteet DODD married Sarah DICKERSON dau of Elijah DICKERSON 27 May 1806.

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April 17, 1999 from (Carol Friend)
I am searching for information about Mankin Teel. He was born in Franklin Co. about 1795 amd m. Amelia Ferguson. Any help would be appreciated.

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April 16, 1999 from ()
Looking for the parents of "Rebecca A." or "Annie" or "Anna" or "Ann" ALDRIDGE. She was the wife of Riley D. COLLINS. According to the IGI (in which she appears as "Anna"), they married in Floyd County, VA on 16 Dec 1874. They appear on the 1900 Franklin County census (she is called "Rebecca A.") and the 1910 Roanoke census (she appears as "Annie"). I see no births for her under any of the name "Rebecca" or "Annie" in the IGI, but the only one listed who's birth is about right is a "Ann ALDRIDGE" born 1859 in Franklin County to a Madison ALDRIDGE and Mary GIBSON. Does anyone know if these are the same "Ann.. ALDRIDGE"? I've seen Riley's father, Thomas COLLINS (husband of Elizabeth BOOTHE), who's in the 1850 Floyd Co. census, listed as being born abt 1800 in both Giles County and Montgomery County. Which is right, was he born in Giles or Montgomery? Who were Thomas' parents? Riley's daughter Sally married Jessie BOOTHE, son of Joseph BOOTHE and Mary SHIVELY. Does anyone know who Joseph and Mary's parents were?

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April 12, 1999 from ()
Seeking info on Philip Angling Webb b.1828 in Franklin Co. Va. I am hoping to tie him with my great grandfather James W. Webb b. 1847 in VA. county is undecided. His father's name ????. John Webb was said to have had a brother named Philip. James Webb moved to KY at least by 1872 that is the date of his marriage. Any help will be greatly appreciated as I am at a dead end with very little to go on.

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April 12, 1999 from ()
gggg grandfather Isham Hodges was born approx. 1730-1732 probably in Franklin Cty or Henry Va. He died in 1782 in Henry Va. (don't know whether Henry is a Cty or town). He married Nancy Hill b 1740 (?) d 1774 (?). Looking for info prior to 1730 on both. Thanks.

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April 10, 1999 from ()
I am seaching for information on Isaac Worley. Born between 1840-1855 in Shooting Creek. Married Mary Nowlin around 1870. Any help would be very much appreciated.
A. H. Worley Jr.
3007 Warren Way Apt. D
Carmel, IN. 46033

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April 10, 1999 from (Brenda Witcher-Page)
I am looking for information on Anderson Via and Jane Vest Via, who were from Franklin Co., VA. Their children included Mary Via Arrington and Malinda Via Janney. Anything would be greatly appreciated! Thanks,

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April 10, 1999 from (Stephen David Cabaniss)
Need info on parents of Hiram MILLS, Sr. Possibly Arthur MILLS (b.1770) and Nancy WEST (b.1765) (m. 8-18-1800) Nancy was the daughter of Jenny ABSHIRE (WEST) and unknown WEST. Hiram MILLS, Sr. Married Christina WRIGHT, 6-17-1825 (daughter of George WRIGHT, Jr. And Polly ABSHIRE). Polly was the daughter of Luke ABSHIRE. My line descends from Hiram MILLS, Jr. and his second wife, Sarah Margaret MILES (SMITH). This was also her second marriage. Descendents of this MILLS line currently reside in present day Franklin Co., Va. Thank you
Stephen David Cabaniss
105 Point Laurel
Williamsburg, VA. 23185

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April 5, 1999 from ()
Trying to find the link between Charles Roberson b:02/12/1824 d:01/04/1892. Married Elizabeth Proffitt b:05/26/1830 d:07/04/1892. And George Robertson b:1776, Jamestown VA d:07/1856, Yancy Co NC, Married Susannah B. Woody b:1780 VA, d:1867 Yancy CO NC. George and Suaannah were married Nov 1795 Franklin CO VA. I know that some changed their surname to Robinson.

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April 4, 1999 from (Jane Matherly)
Looking for more information concerning Moses Layfette DAVIDSON, b. March 4, 1841 in Pittsylvania Co, Va-d. April 26, 1923 in Franklin Co., Va He married Dec 3, 1868 in Franklin Co., Va to Cleopatra Mathra Friscovia DOSS, b Dec 23, 1852 in Franklin Co., Va. d/o James L Doss & Eliza N.R. Ferguson- d. May 20, 1937 in FCVA. They are both buried at "Old Chapel Primitive Baptist Church" Cem., Penhook, Va. CHILDREN: #1- James Henry (Jimmy) Davidson, b. Jan 26, 1870 in FCVA-d. ______ married Dec 23, 1891 in Franklin Co., Va to Callie Elizabeth Williams

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April 2, 1999 from (Sarah Agnew)
I am searching for information on James Monroe King, b. July 1837 in either Franklin or Floyd Co., Va. He married Mildred Jane Kennett, d/o Solomon Kennett & Rebecca Hudson, Aug. 16, 1864 in Floyd Co., Va. I need the parents, siblings, & etc. of James. I am told that the Kings came from Franklin Co., Va. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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