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Queries Posted in July 1998

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July 31, 1998 from (Robert Williams)
John Bunker AKERS and wife Selina WOODS were born about 1820, possibly in Franklin County, Virginia. They had two children that we know about; Maranda AKERS, born 1 Jan 1842, and Jonathan Burl AKERS, born 29 Sep 1845. Maranda married Giles Otley HAMBRICK, and Jonathan married Mary Catherine Elizabeth SMITH. Does anybody recognize the above family? Sure could make my day.

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July 31, 1998 from (Char Dansberger)
I am trying to find out if Robert Guilliams born 1785, the son of Edgecomb Guilliams and the husband of an Elizabeth Luke, had any any other children other than a William M. Guilliams born 1825 in Franklin County, Va. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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July 22, 1998 from (Mary)
I am searching for information (parents and/or descendants) of the Aliff family in Franklin Co. Thomas Aliff/ Ayliff, son of Thomas Aliff and his wife Jane Hunt of Bedford Co., lived in Franklin from the early 1840s to at least 1862 when his daughter Margaret died. Several of his children married in Franklin and raised families. Children of Thomas and Nancy Aliff are: Minerva Ann m. James L. Wood; Josiah m. Sarah Richards; Rhoda m. William Terry; Elizabeth m. Jacob Walters; Thomas William m. Nancy Glover; Nancy A. E. m. Peter R. Wilson; Sarah A. m. Griffith G. Glover; Margaret, and (possibly) Sophia J. m. Geo. Washington Brown. Sophia may be the daughter of Thomas' brother David Aliff, also in Franklin Co. Any help would be appreciated.

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July 21, 1998 from (Brenda Brockman )
I am searching for the ancestors of Thomas D. HARRISON who was married to Melinda SHY. Thomas D. HARRISON was b. 1814 in KY. but was connected with the SHY family, who had connections with the HARRISON family from Franklin Co. VA. It is very probable that he is from the William Henry HARRISON line (cousin to Pres. Harrison) of Franklin Co. VA. Thomas D. HARRISON had one child, Elvis and moved to SE MO. as of the 1840 Census. Thank you very much.

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July 19, 1998 from (Bob Pate)
I am researching Anthony Pate b. 1807 & Francis McCormack Pate b. 1809. They were married in Franklin Co., in 1828. According to the 1850 Census they had moved to Floyd Co. with 6 children. I don't know if they ever lived in Franklin Co. or just got married there. Any info on them between 1809-1828/ 1828-1850 & after 1860 would really help. They were supposed to have a child named Richard b. 1840s but cannot find any record of him. Their children were Rhoda b.1834, John H.B. b. 1839, Edward b. 1842, Mary A. b. 1844, Laury Jane b.1845, & J.B.L Pate. All listed in the 1850 Floyd Co. Census. Thanks,

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July 18, 1998 from (Ernie)
I am looking for the families of the 16 children of Isham Miles of Bedford and Franklin Counties VA. These children were found listed in a record in Pulaski Co., KY involving an estate settlement which listed the heirs of William MILES, all of his siblings from 2 different marriages born in Cumberland, Buckingham, Bedford and Franklin Co.'s in VA. His father, Isham Johnson MILES, b. before 1748, was not mentioned in the estate settlement. Children from the first marriage with Judith Hatcher: John deceased (b. before 1779), Elizabeth (Hudgins), and Judith (Hudgins -dec'd). The remaining children were half blood, mother Elizabeth Carter: Joseph, Henry, Edward, Jordon, Thomas J., Samuel A., Armistead J. (b. 1796), Polly wife of David JOHNSON, Rebecca wife of John OXLEY, Nancy wife of Dabney GRUBBS, Susan wife of Benjamine HAIL, and Sally (deceased wife of John Turner). Researcher Robert B. Waddle stated: Major portion of above at the time lived in Robertson Co. TN although the record is not clear - the heirs of Juda Hudgins at least did so. Geo. W. and Elizabeth Saunders, Albin, William, and Tilman Turner appear to have been residents of Wayne Co. KY. Benjamin Hail and wife Susan came to Pulaski Co. and then went to on to Andrew Co., MO above St. Joseph, MO Thanks in advance, Ernie

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July 17, 1998 from (Barb)
My JANEY line begins in Franklin Co.VA- and ends in Cabell Co WV: Gr-Gr-Grandfather: John McCALLISTER (m) Viola Ann JANEY [Vila] in Cabell Co. WV, 1875: She was 15 yrs. old; Viola Ann JANEY (B) 1860 in Franklin Co VA -daughter of: J. & E. JANNEY -Franklin Co. VA. Viola had a brother Burl Janey: probably more: If anyone in Franklin co would have access to census records for 1870 and could find the family of Viola Ann Janey (she would be about 10) please email me. I would greatly appreciate any help. I am interested in the origin of the JANNEY name.

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July 11, 1998 from (Donna Trewitt)
Seeking Doctor PEARSON m. Phoebe R. BROWN daughter of John, in Franklin County, Oct 3, 1814. Doctor PEARSON was listed on the 1820 Franklin County census between Thomas PEARSON and Palmer PEARSON. Doctor PEARSON was listed on the 1830 McMinn County TN census.

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July 10, 1998 from ()
I am working on my Waldron family tree. They are in Bedford, Pittsylvania, Franklin and Campbell County, Virginia. I would like to know who Benjamin Walrond/ Waldron Sr, parents were. He was m(1) to Elizabeth? she died, m(2) Lucy Ellington 6 August 1788 Pitsylvania County, VA, her father was Jeremiah Ellington. Anyone that can help ... appreciate any information.

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July 9, 1998 from (Dorles L. Repass)
I am seeking information about a James JAMES who married a Ruth ?? and lived in Franklin County, Virginia. Their son, Samuel married Martha "Patsy" SNEED or SNEAD (daughter of John SNEED) in Franklin County in 1791. James JAMES had other children named Fielding and Mildred. The James family all moved to Kentucky, where Fielding JAMES married Sally CUSTER and Mildred JAMES married a ?? CARR or KERR. Samuel JAMES was my great-great-great grandfather. His son was Smith S. (Sneed??) JAMES. There was another Smith James who married in Franklin County about the same time as Samuel James; this Smith James could also be connected to my line of James'. Any information about the James and Sneed families would be appreciated.
Dorles L. Repass
425 E. Harwood Road #1225
Euless, Texas 76039

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July 9, 1998 from (Charles Davis)
Looking for information on the family connections of the following two individuals: John Terry was born in Buckingham Co. in late 1700s. He married (date?) Nancy Graley, who was born in Franklin Co. They were in the census of 1850 and 1860, living in the Long Branch district (the southwest section of the county, south of Ferrum). Nancy was living in Monroe Co., West Virginia in 1870 (with her children, including my gr.grandmother Harriet Eliz. Terry, b. in Patrick Co.) as the head of household. I presume John had died (he was considerably older than she). 1. Was John the son of Rev. War pensioner Joseph Terry who lived in the same region (where Franklin,Henry,and Patrick Co.'s meet)? NEED MORE INFO ON BOTH INDIVIDUALS. 2.Who were Nancy Graley's parents? I have not encountered that name before in the local records. NEED INFO ON GRALEY FAMILY. ANY HELP OR CLUES WILL BE APPRECIATED. Yours, Charles Davis.

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July 7, 1998 from (Richard Woodcock)
I am trying to determine the parents of Thomas Woodcock Born about 1765, Died 1822, Wilson County Tennessee, Married Mary Standifer July 3, 1786 Franklin County Virginia. 1820 Wilson County Census, page 75, Jan 21 Lebanon, Tennessee:
Thomas Woodcock:
Males 0-10 (1) 10-16 (2) 18-26 (1) 45+ (1)
Females 16-26 (2) 45+ (1)
A possibility is Henry Woodcock. 1790 Virginia Census Chesterfield County, Henry Woodcock: 9 white, 4 black. A Henry Woodcock married Salley Wade 19 December 1792 in Henrico County Virginia (possible second marriage) I have also located several Woodcocks in Franklin County. Any information concerning Thomas and Henry Woodcock, their siblings, birth records, marriages, deaths, etc. will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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July 7, 1998 from ()
Looking for information, help or leads for these families in Franklin and Floyd Cos, Va. Robert O. BROGAN (b) 1781 Va (d) unk Kanawha Co, WV (mar'd) Feb. 18, 1806 Franklin Co, Va, Gracie ALLEN (b) 1788 Va (d) unk Kanawha Co, WV. Would like to find the parents and siblings of this couple, also any children that may be listed as born in that County. Have 2 known children: Allen BROGAN (b) 1814 Franklin Co, Va (d) abt 1890 Lincoln Co, WV (mar'd) 1st Esther HESTER 1835 Floyd Co, Va, 2nd Annie PARSONS Apr. 6, 1848 Kanawha Co, WV (my husbands line); Isaac BROGAN (b) 1830 Va (d) unk WV (mar'd) 1st Sarina MILLER Apr.7, 1852, 2nd Mary PARSONS Mar. 16, 1865. Any help, information and/or leads as to these families will be greatly appreciated. If there is any documents available, would like to know where I may be able to get copies of them. If there is a family connection, will gladly exchange information. Thank you in advance.

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July 6, 1998 from ()
Looking for information or others researching the PERDUE family, originally of Franklin County, Virginia. Daniel C. "Tuck" PERDUE (1855-1929) son of Daniel and Rebecca F DIVERS PERDUE, and Sarah Elizabeth SHOWALTER (1860-1933) daughter of Randolph and Judith JOHNSON SHOWALTER, and ten of their fifteen children moved from Franklin County, Virginia, to Logansport, Indiana, about 1895 or 1896. Five more children were born in Logansport from 1896 to 1902:
1. Ollie Genevia (1880-?) married Arthur McINTOSH (Mackinstosh?) in 1907.
2. Dorssie Ella (1881-1929) married Clayton SHIRES in 1904. They had at least two children, Belle Mares and Florence.
3. Daisy James (Cora?) (1882-1975) married Otto POWLEN (1881-?) in 1908, Logansport. They had at least four children, Marian, Agnes, Betty, and unnamed.
4. Bufford (1884-1949).
5. Margaret "Maggie" Lee (1885-1972) married Edwin HALL in 1908.
6. Minnie Bell (1887-1911) married Jess STUBER.
7. Willie Ida (1889-1946) married Henry Paul LACHMANN (1891-1958), and had one son, Robert Henry (1926-1995); my line.
8. Emma Judea "Judy" (1890-?) married Henry STREMMEL in 1909.
9. George Thomas (1892-1918).
10. Laura Estella (1894-?) married Wilber H. HANSEN (1896-1968) in 1916. They had at least two children, Geraldine and Hellen.
11. Henrietta (1896-1935) married Alonzo REED (1882-1966) in 1920.
12. Doc Cable (1897-?) married Belda FORD, later married Mildred HARVEY.
13. Otto C. (1899-1900).
14. Fred (1900-before 1910).
15. Ross Alvia (1902-1954) married Thelma HESTON.
We are looking for any descendants of the PERDUE's 15 children. Can you be of any help? Thank you for your time.

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July 6, 1998 from ()
Elijah PARIS / PARRIS m. 2nd Judith Harmon, 1816, Franklin Co, VA. Sons(?) Obadiah & Jeremiah Paris also married in Franklin CO in 1849. Seeking any descendants of Paris family from this area.

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July 2, 1998 from (Patty Holmes)
I have traced the history of Joseph Woods 1833-1865 to Civil War Roster. All the Woods in my family so far have come from Franklin County, Virginia. Joseph was apparently born on the family farm there and I am convinced that after he died his widow Alzira Woods remarried. I believe the new husband was Thomas Quintrill. According to 1870 census he was head of household with Joseph and Alzira's children plus some. I would appreciate knowing more about that. I also request any knowledge of Joseph's parents George H. Woods and Abigail P. Sample who lived in Franklin County after they married February 16, 1824, or any other family members of Joseph's. Thank you,

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