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Queries Posted in May 1998


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May 29, 1998 from stokes@alaska.net (Richard Adams Stokes)
ADAMS, CRUMP, HERNDON, HUNT -
An Indenture was made 11 August 1794 whereby Richardson and Nancy Martin HUNT sold 1000 acres of land on Beaverdam Creek in Elbert County to Josias P. ADAMS for the promise of delivery of five slaves by 1 January 1798. The document stated Josias was late of Virginia, but at the time of the Indenture of Augusta (in Richmond County). The land had been granted to HUNT in 1787 when the land was in Wilkes County. After a sheriff's sale, an Indenture made 1 September 1795 returned the 1000 acres to Richardson HUNT as the highest bidder at a public sale. LDS records list a Josias ADAMS born 23 September 1762 in Fauquier County, VA. LDS records also list a marriage of 1 February 1792 between a Josias P. ADAMS and Elizabeth CRUMP in Fauquier County, VA. Are these the same Josias? Can anyone help supply more information about Josias? Did he have children in either Virginia or Georgia? What was his fate? I search for the parents of a James ADAMS, born in Virginia, supposedly in Franklin County, in 1795, married Frances HERNDON in 1820 in Elbert County, and died in 1857 in Jasper County, Georgia. This James is not James B., born the same year in Virginia, whose father was Thomas ADAMS, a Revolutionary War soldier. Any clues would be appreciated.
Richard Adams Stokes, 
3800 Glacier Highway,
Juneau, Alaska 99801.

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May 23, 1998 from griceb@webtv.net (Juanita)
HILL, JONES, LAMB, YOUNG -
I am interest in any info on William Young b 1787 d. 1882 marr Elizabeth Lamb. Their son Isaac (my GGgreatfather) marr. Ruth Hill d/o Lot & Sophronia Jones Hill They were all in Franklin Co. Thank you

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May 21, 1998 from pament@sosinc.net (Patty)
JOHNSON, PYRTLE, SPENCER, STONE, WATSON -
...and the search goes on. I have found a number of my family names around the Henry area in Franklin Co., VA cemetary records. At this time, I am looking for David "Johnnie" JOHNSON, b. abt 1812, the parents of Cassandra WATSON, b. abt 1812, the parents of John STONE, b.about 1831 who m. 10-19-1875 Mary Lou PYRTLE, b. 1855, and the parents of Nancy SPENCER, b. 1818, d. 1925. She lived 100+ years. Any info would be appreciated. I have some to exch.

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May 18, 1998 from kat@bright.net (Mary K. Goodyear)
STANDLEY, STANLEY -
Looking for information on Alina "Aley" Stanley/ Standley, b. 1770-1790 Franklin Co VA, who married James Stanley/Standley. James and Alina left Franklin Co VA and moved to Scott Co VA, but family tradition states Alina went back to Franklin Co VA after James died, and she died in Franklin Co VA in the 1850s. Any help appreciated.

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May 17, 1998 from sirish@erols.com ()
HICKS, RADFORD, WEBB, WELLS -
Seeking information on Joseph Stonewall WEBB born 1871 in Prince Edward County - died March 3, 1921 in Mecklenburg County. Information on the death certificate shows father as W. J. Webb and mother as Anna Wells. Information on the death certificate was provided by C. L. Webb. Joseph's children were Arthur Joseph, Bertha, Florence, Graham Syndor, Herbert Stonewall, Margaret, and Edward Dallas. He was married to Katherine Dallas Hicks. Discovered the will of James RADFORD of Franklin County (1849) showing his daughter to be Elizabeth Graham Anna Webb. Is this Joseph Stonewall Webb's mother?

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May 17, 1998 from PorterPM@NewWave.Net (Peggy Porter)
HALE, MORGAN -
Vincent Hale m/ Jane Morgan, 6 August 1818, Franklin Co, VA Looking for parents of both Thanks
Peggy Meadows Porter 
731 Stratton St
Logan WV 25601

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May 14, 1998 from Cox2410@bellsouth.net
FRANKLIN, LOYD, WEBBER -
Looking for info on William Reeves Franklin, born 3 22 1878 who married Lydia Ann Loyd, born 11 4 1881. They lived in Bedford Co, VA. Children: Ora B. born 11 16 1897 and India Finetti Franklin, born 12 14 1900. Need to know where William was born, I think in Franklin Co, VA, who his parents were, siblings, etc. Family says that William died about 1902. There was a William R. Franklin who married Berta Webber on 12 30 1901 in Bedford Co. Need to know if this was William Reeves. Where he died and is buried. Any help appreciated. God bless you,

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May 14, 1998 from edwinpuckett@sprintmail.com ()
KITTERMAN -
I am looking for information on Christopher Kitterman and his wife Christina who supposedly died in Franklin Co., Va abt 1806 and abt 1809. Any help I could have in finding proving this would be greatly appreciated.

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May 13, 1998 from DRIFTIE@aol.com (Anne Gardner)
PERDUE -
Wanted, any information on MESHACH PERDUE, found on the early settlers map of Franklin Co. Map showed "Meshach Perdue, 1774." Need his children. Is there a will? Any info will be helpful.

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May 9, 1998 from rladkins@newwave.net (Russell L. Adkins)
ADKINS, ATKINS, FREEMAN -
Hey, has anyone run across a Pleasant and Mary (Freeman) Adkins (Atkins) being married February 28, 1825 in Franklin County VA. They married then by 1832 had settled in Lawrence County Ohio. Any Info would be greatly appreciated.

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May 9, 1998 from tmjoyce@mail.neocomm.net ()
LAVINDER, MAYES, SMITH, STEGALL -
I am looking for info about Silas Smith son of William Smith of Franklin co. He married Francis "Virginia" Lavinder daughter of George and Sara "Sally" StegallLavinder in 1858 in Franklin Co. Francis is my great great grandmother. Silas is her first husband. My great great grandfather, Thomas Mayes, her second. Also would appreciate anything about Thomas Mayes or family.

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May 7, 1998 from smhamlett@att.com ()
HAMLETT, MAHAN -
Found Robert and Elizabeth Hamlett in Franklin Co. census for 1850, 1860 and 1870. 1860 Census indicates middle initials are Robert B. and Eliz. A. Hamlett. Seeking the maiden name of Elizabeth and names of any children. Suspect they might have fathered James S. Hamlett who married Catherine Ball Mahan in Pittsylvania Co. in 1852. Your help is appreciated.

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May 4, 1998 from desbemon@erols.com (Dusty Smith)
RIGNEY -
Searching for information, all vital stats of the Rigney family of Franklin Co. in 1840. I believe the head of Household is John Rigney and wife Nancy. There may also be head of household Washington G. Rigney. Need all pertinent information from census for individuals living in these households. Will very much appreciate your help.

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May 4, 1998 from estock@nas.com (Ethel Stockton)
GROVES, RYAN -
John GROVES m Annie/Nancy RYAN December 1790 in Franklin Co VA. I need parents, siblings, children. Any info appreciated. These are my grgrgrandparents. I'm stuck. Please help. Will gladly exchange. Ethel

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May 3, 1998 from slamerso@indy.tds.net (Stan Lamerson)
KING, PUGH -
I'm lost!...Traced my ggggrandparents to Franklin County VA,but cant seem to go further. They are Moses King b.Abt 1779 in Franklin Co. He married Mary Alice (Polly) Pugh there Nov 10th 1810. Moses enlisted in the War of 1812 at Rocky Mount. Served at Norfolk about 2 years. I cant believe there arn't some records about them. Stan Lamerson, Lebanon, IN

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May 2, 1998 from blankens_e@popmail.firn.edu ()
BLANKENSHIP, CHITWOOD -
I am looking for information on Annie Chitwood (and her ancestors, siblings, decendents) who married George W. Blankenship in March 1870 in Franklin County. They are my great-grandparents. Any information on George's siblings and their decendents is welcome.

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May 2, 1998 from cdavis@hsonline.net (Carolyn Davis)
RAE, WRAY -
Both my father's family, WRAY, came from Franklin County in the early 1800s and my mother's family, WRAY, came from Bedford County in the early 1800s by way of KY. The two families settled in Owen Township in Jackson County in Indiana and members of both families were co-founders of two local churches and the two families never intermarried. I want to find out if the two families came from the same family tree sometime in the late 1700s. I have read that Benj. Wray (Rae) (my father's family) was in Franklin County in 1795 at which time he was 95 years old -- described in a Franklin County Bicentennial article. Thank you for any information that would let me trace the family.
Carolyn Davis 
12370 W. Co. Rd. 100 N.,
Norman, IN 47264

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May 1, 1998 from lolds@infowest.com (Linda Olds)
DALTON, HODGES -
I am looking for any info on my Hodges line from Franklin Co. I was told this is a probable: Isham Hodges (d 1782) > William Hodges (b ca 1754 d 1817) > John "Redhead" Hodges who married Lucy Dalton 1786 > Peyton Hodges > Hebron Hodges. I would like any more info I can get. Thank You

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