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May 26, 2000 from ()
My great great grandparents Adam and Francis (?) Mullins lived in Franklin county. There my great grandfather was born, David Mullins abt. 1825. I believe a son Waley was born also. I can not find the marriage of Adam and Francis Mullins in any state. I find Adam Mullins in the census for Franklin county. I would guess my great grandpa David Mullins leaves Franklin county to Wyoming county W. Va. about 1850. On his way he marries, I can not find his marriage. I do find a daughter Mary Mullins at age 16 marrying the brother of David Mullins' 2nd wife Mary Polly Green in Wyoming W. Va. in Jan. 1869. There is a strong story told about my Mullins family group. The story goes that we were once Skyberry. Because of the persecution of the German decent of Skyberry, one of my greats grandfathers took the maiden name of his mother which was Mullins. Anyone that can give me any information of persecutions of family because of where they were from would be helpful. Anybody that can give me info on the above marriages, births, family connections would be appreciated. Perhaps some one is related to this Mullins group, please write to me. Thank you,
Rev. Jim Mullins
Route One
Conneaut, Ohio 44030-3131

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May 25, 2000 from (Mary Peters Thorpe)
Does anyone have any info on the WARD Family of Franklin Co., VA? I'm searching for Elizabeth Ward, married to Grissom Hodges in 1880 Franklin Co., VA Census, with a 7 mos old dtr, Martha. Also living with them were Josephine Ward, age 13 yrs.; Rufus, 11 yrs; Griffin, 9 yrs.; Stephen, 8 yrs; Eliza, 5 yrs; and Edna, 3 yrs. I think the mother's name was Elizabeth ? Ward, but don't have any father's name. I know Josephine married in Sept, 1886 to Josephus H. Peters & they came to Princeton, Caldwell Co., KY. I need any info on any of this family. Thanks very much. Mary Peters Thorpe Gd. dtr of Josephine & Josephus H. Peters

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May 24, 2000 from (Betty Overfelt)
I am looking for information on "Evie K. English" b: Mar 23, 1885 and d: Mar 13, 1905 in Franklin County, VA. She is buried on a farm outside Rocky Mount once owned by Silas Overfelt and now owned by the Dillon family. The grave is located next to the grave of Ephraim Overfelt, father of Silas Overfelt. Would like to know her connection to the Overfelt family or possibly, to the Dillon family.

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May 20, 2000 from (Faye)
Am looking for the parents and siblings of Jacob Boyd who was born in Franklin Co., VA in 1829. In the 1850 census he is in Floyd Co where he married and lived until the 1880 when he moved to Patrick Co., Va. Any help will be appreciated.

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May 17, 2000 from (Susan)
I am looking for info on my ggrandmother Roxie Danna Adams Carter b 1898 and married Thomas Jefferson Cochran in 1912 in Eckman WVa. My grandfather tells me she was from Ferrum Va. Her parents were Frank Carter (whose father may have been a Quence or Quincy Carter) and Sarah Lewis Thomas (she may have been an Adams). I have a Bible Record that shows Sarah's parents as Sally Rakes and Lewis Young. It was said that Roxie's mother Sarah had 5 children whom all had different fathers, Happy Adams (who lived in Tazewell Co; an Odie and Codie Adams and 2 other children. Any help would be appreciated on this hard to locate family. Thanks, Susan

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May 17, 2000 from (Skeet Brown)
Seeking information on a William Greer who married Elizabeth Harkrider 30 Apr. 1791, in Franklin Co. She was the daughter of Conrad Harkrider. They were married by Randolph Hall. Surety was by Daniel Brown. I suspect that he's my gggggrandfather and that they then moved to TN and then to Henry Co., Ga. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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May 17, 2000 from (William M. Hunt)
Searching for personal information about a Thomas Hunt who lived in a part of Bedford which became Franklin. He had patent to 304 acres S. Side Staunton R. 1780. In 1783 this Thomas Hunt made joint deed with wife Ann to Benj. Clardy for 206 acres of same tract. 1785 he had another Survey for 300 acres S. Side Staunton (no patent found). In 1786 he & wife Ann sold remainder of 1st patent to John Hook (Franklin Co. DB 1). 1788 Thomas Hunt, John Hook, Wm Smith witnessed will of Joel Meador in Franklin. 1789 Thomas Hunt on Franklin Jury. In 1791 Thomas Hunt, John Hook, Wm Smith & John Taylor witnessed deed from Wm Martin to Thomas Charter (sic) on Gills Creek. This Thomas Hunt and Ann basicially disappear from the Franklin records after 1791. Need documentable proof for age of this Thomas Hunt, surname of his wife Ann, names of children if any, and what became of each of them after ca 1791.

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May 17, 2000 from (Bob Hyde)
Clarence Omar WALTON was my grandfather born 29 Aug 1871 in Rockymount Va. , his father was Samuel W. WALTON and mother Elizabeth Ann LEFTWICH who were married 1 Nov 1870 in Franklin county. He had three brothers James S, William Taylor, and Walter H. all younger, and probably born in Franklin county also. I would like to find out about the brothers.

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May 4, 2000 from (Rebecca)
Seeking information on the parents of Dabney Carter, b. 7 May 1788 in Franklin County, VA, m. Celia Brock and d. 18 Sept. 1808. There is supposed to be a family cemetery at "Turkeycock Mt." in Franklin County where several of the Carters are buried. Any information about this cemetery would also be appreciated. Thank you, Rebecca

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May 4, 2000 from (Carrie Newton)
I am looking for information about John Pinkard that married Mary Waller 3 June 1811 in Franklin Co. In particular, I need to know about Mary Waller and whether or not there was a previous marriage. My research indicates there were at least three children born prior to 1811, namely Lucinda, Robert and James, 1805, 1806 and 1807, respectively. There are 10 children named in John Pinkard's will, Will Book 5 pgs.491-492, Franklin Co., including the aforementioned names. Any help or leads would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, Carrie .

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May 1, 2000 from (Billy Gene)
Hi, I am looking for John P, Allen born 1818 VA and Teresse Bradley born 1830 VA. They were married 29 Feb 1848 Franklin county Virginia. They are my gg grandparents. They had 8 children, James W., Peter, Mathew, John H., Mary C., Virginia, Robert Lee, amd Clarissa, My g grandmother. They moved to Carrington, Callaway county, Missouri about 1860, where they had at least the last two children. Any help appreciated. thank you

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