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August 31, 1999 from kayetkay@aol.com (Kathie Kingery)
BLANKENSHIP, KINGERY -
Looking for Isaac KINGERY m. Louisa BLANKENSHIP (of Franklin Co VA) birth and marriage records. Their children were: Cohas, George A, Janie O, Abuly, Arbelia, James, Viola, Isaac b. 1 Jun 1894, and Ballard 15 Jun 1896. Thanks Kathie Kingery, Chesterfield, VA

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August 30, 1999 from Merry5000@aol.com ()
MOORMAN, MORRIS -
I am looking for any info on the community of Shady Grove and the store of AH Moorman that was operated there in the early 1800s. I am specifically looking for info on Doctor Daniel Franklin Morris who worked there as a clerk in 1835. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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August 27, 1999 from mihartman@InfoAve.Net (Bushy)
FERGUSON, MCGUIRE -
Looking for anyone with information relating to: Joseph MCGUIRE m Nancy FERGUSON 3 Jan 1830 in Franklin Co., VA. They migrated to Monroe KY and had several children. Hise, John Richard, Martin, William, and Zera (Kit). I am more than happy to share information and photos. Thank you.

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August 27, 1999 from msellers64@alltel.net ()
RAKES, SCHWAB -
I am searching for any information on Carter T. Rakes, who was supposed to have migrated from Franklin Co. VA in the early 19th century. He had a daughter, Delilah, who later married John Schwab. Carter T. Rakes was very instrumental in the early history of Nebraska, primarily in Cass Co.

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August 27, 1999 from LABCONS@aol.com (Mary H.)
STUMP -
I am loking for marriage of a Jane ------ last name unknown, to a Christopher (C.C.) Stump in approimatley 1850. Various census stated her place of birth as Franklin but I do not know her last name. Her ages varies form census to cesnus and grave stone. She was on the 1860 census in Russel Co. and then later moved to Lawerence Co. KY, where she died in 1883. Her grave stone says 1820 as her birthdate. Christopher was from Tazewell co. orginally but I have hit sort of a brick wall. If anything sounds familiar or are there records I can search, let me know. Thanks

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August 23, 1999 from eeupnorth@voyager.net (Kathy)
ENGLISH, PERDUE -
I am researching my husband's English relatives from Virginia. John H. English married Gillie Ann Perdue, he also was in the Civil War, and registered for service in Franklin Co., Virginia, according to the one Civil War document of his that we have. I am unsure whether or not John H. English lived in Franklin Co. or not, but hope that someone will have some information. Thank you!

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August 23, 1999 from mgarrity@mindspring.com (Martha Garrity)
BARBERRY, GRIFFFIN, WINGFIELD -
Looking for Decendants of Judge Gustavus A Wingfield from Franklin County, Va. I am trying to locate a Lewis Wingfield that married a Elizabeth Barberry, had a son Judge Gustavus A Wingfield married a Grifffin and had a son James Frank Wingfield. Any information needed.

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August 20, 1999 from jpickens@peoplescom.net ()
GOODE, HAWKINS, HUNT, WALTON -
Searching for parents/ancestors of William WALTON b. 1742 in Prince Edward Co. Va. and Mary Hunt b 18 Feb 1761 Bedford Co., VA d/o of Thomas Hunt b 1711 (Eng.) They married in (1781) in Franklin Co. VA. Our ancestor was their son Jacob b. 1782 (possibly VA or MO) who married Jane Goode b. 1785, d/o Thomas J. Goode b. 12 Feb. 1760 and Sarah (Sally) Hawkins b. 1762. (Jacob's siblings: Meshack, George, John, William (1780), Nancy 1781, Henry 1784, James 1787, Elizabeth, Rebecca, Joseph 1800.) Any info on a family connection would be appreciated.

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August 17, 1999 from j.r.shade@worldnet.att.net (Janet)
BLANKENSHIP, JONES -
James M. Jones married Elizabeth Blankenship 11-15-1792 in Franklin county, Virginia. Any info on these to would be appreciated.

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August 15, 1999 from Jeffred@prodigy.net (Tim Rodabaugh)
ADAMS, HAYNER, RODABAUGH, WHITTINGTON -
I am searching for information regarding William O. and Sarah A. Rodabaugh Adams, and their family. They may have moved into Franklin Co., Va. from Roanoke Co., Va. sometime in the 1930s. William was a foreman in the railroad car shops at Roanoke for a number of years. William and Sarah had four daughters, Martha, Lillian, Alice and Daisy. Martha was a school teacher. Alice married a man by the name of Whittington and had a daughter named May. Daisy married a man by the name of Hayner and had a daughter named Sarah Ann. If anyone recognizes these people please email me. Thank you,

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August 15, 1999 from Ktrygal1@aol.com (Donna)
BROWN, DILLON, ENGLISH, FORBES, HUTTS, KEMP, PERDUE, SLOAN -
I have a William Brown and he and Permelia Hutts had several children: 1. William T.H. b. abt. 1834; 2. Silas H. b. abt. 1835 m. Elizabeth Sloan, 1857; 3. James H. b. abt. 1837 m. Julia Perdue 1856; 4. Sarah H. b. abt. 1839 m. Calvin E. Forbes; and 5. Mahala b. abt. 1842.
I have William Brown b. abt. 1808, son of William Daniel Brown, Sr., married Lucy S. English 1/13/1840. (Lucy had married Charles Henry English before) Children: 1. Elizabeth b. 1832; 2. Julia A. b. 1836; 3. Thomas Henry b. 2/19/1840 m. Sarah E. English; 4. John b. 1842; 5. Agnes b. 1844; 6. Sarah b. 1846; 7. James D. b. 1847 m. Nancy K. Kemp; 8. Peter b. 1853; 9. Nancy b. 1854; and 10. Lucy Wilmoth b. 1849 m. David Lewis Dillon.
Any help in sorting out the William Browns ??? I would appreciate. They all lived in the same area of the county, Gills Creek District, now Smith Mountain Lake. Thank you,

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August 14, 1999 from rhoots@starpower.net (Rod Hoots)
GOUGH, HUTTS -
I am looking for any information on Jacob Hutts, Jr. - born about 1756 in Hampshire or Franklin County, Virginia - served in the Virginia Line during the Revolutionary War - married Ann Gough 29 April 1786 in Rustburg, Virginia. His brothers Leonard, Michael and William Hutts were all born and died in Franklin County but I have been unable to find any record of Jacob after his marriage. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Rod Hoots, Arlington, Virginia

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August 14, 1999 from Rnallenweg@aol.com (Rich Nallenweg)
RICE, ROBINSON, RUNNION -
Seeking info on the family of Nancy RUNNION and Edward ROBINSON. Has anyone located them in the 1800 census? Does anyone have a marriage or death record for them? Edward's parents lived in Franklin Co, VA, so he may have been married there. Thanks for any help.
Nancy Runnion, born abt. 1790; buried in Josiah graveyard, Yancey, NC. She married (1) Edward Robinson, born abt. 1778 in near Jamestown, VA; died in Madison, NC, son of John Robinson and Elizabeth? (---). She married (2) Jesse Rice.
Notes for Nancy RUNNION !CENSUS: 1860 US Census, Madison Co., NC, family #184, a 70 yr old Nancy Rice is living with the family of George Robinson.
Notes for Edward ROBINSON !MILITARY: Edward and George Robertson are listed in the 'Muster Roles of the Soldiers of the War of 1812, detached from the militia of NC in 1812 & 1814', @ ACPL, Buncombe Co., 3rd reg., under Capt. Levi Bailey. Not sure if this is our Edward. !CENSUS: 1810 US Census, Buncombe Co, NC; 1 male 26-45, 3 males under 10, 1 female 26-45, 1 female under 10 1820 US Census, Buncombe Co, NC, pg 92, Edward Robinson. Males: under 10, 4 (Mitchell and 3 others), 10-16, 3 (George, Thomas and 1 other), 45 and over, 1 (Edward is 42), Females: under 10, 1 (Sarah), 10-16, 1 (Elizabeth), 26-45, 1 (Nancy is 30)
Children of Nancy RUNNION and Edward ROBINSON were as follows:
i. Elizabeth born abt. 1806 in NC; died aft. 1880. !CENSUS: 1830 US Census, Buncombe Co, NC, pg 290, E. Woody, Males: 20-30, 1 (Edward), Females: 20-30, 1 (Elizabeth) 1840 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, page 283, Edward Woody, Males: under 5, 2 (George W. and Wiley G.), 5-10, 1 (Jimerson), 30-40, 1 (Edward), Females: under 5, 1, 30-40, 1 (Elizabeth) 1850 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, pg 440, Edward Woody is a farmer 1860 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, pg 804, Ledger Twp, Edward is a farmer 1870 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, pg 758, Brush Creek Twp, Edward is a farmer 1880 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, #45-45, Jimerson is a farmer. Widowed mother, Elizabeth, age 65, is living with the family.
ii. George born abt. 1807 in , Buncombe, NC; died bef. 1870. !CENSUS: 1830 US Census, Buncombe Co, NC, pg 266 lists George Robertson, age 30-40. Too old! Our George would be 23. 1840 US Census, Buncombe Co., NC, Males; 30-40 (George), 10-15 (William H.), two 1-5 (Mitchell and Joseph), Females; 30-40 (Polly), 5-10 (Nancy) 1850 US Census, Buncombe Co., NC, family #1458 & #1804 (enumerated twice). Jane A. Blackwell, age 14 is living with the family. 1860 US Census, Madison Co., NC, family #184, a 70 year old Nancy Rice is living with the family (This is George's mother who remarried to Jesse Rice). !PROPERTY: 'Buncombe Co., NC Deed Index, 1783-1850', George D. Robinson sold 342 acres on Sandy Mush Creek to Alexander D. Smith. Book 24, pg 220 !QUERY: 'A Lot of Bunkum', May 1997, vol 18, no 2, OBCGS 'Echoes of Madison', June 1997, Vol 1, issue 2, Madison Co Genealogical Soc !RELIGION: Madison Co, NC Heritage Book, Vol I, pg 28, sketch 71, Forks of Ivy Missionary Baptist Church: ...is an arm of the old Middle Fork Missionary Baptist Church. It was established in a log house on the bank of Little Ivy Creek in Madison Co, NC in 1843. The article then lists George Robertson and wife Polly, W.H. Robertson, and several Deaver's as charter members.
iii. Thomas born abt. 1807 in NC; died 1871. !CENSUS: 1840 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, page 287, Thomas Robison, Males: 10-15, 2 (Samuel and William R.), 15-20, 1, 30-40, 1 (Thomas), Females: under 5, 2 (Margaret and Sarah), 30-40, 1 (Nancy) 1850 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, 85/87 1860 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, pg 808, Ledger Twp, Thomas is a farmer 1870 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, pg 814, Crabtree Twp, there is a 60 year old Thomas (which fits) living with a 45 year old Nancy (her age doesn't fit). There is a 21 year old Jasper M. living with them who was not in the 1860 census. Unknown if this is the correct family.
iv. Sarah (Sally) born 1810 in Buncombe, NC. !CENSUS: 1830 US Census, Buncombe Co, NC, pg 296, David Robinson, Males: under 5, 1 (John or Morgan), 20-30, 1 (David), Females: 15-20, 1 (Sarah) 1840 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, page 270, David Robison, Males: under 5, 2 (Martin and Josiah), 5-10, 1 (John or Morgan), 30-40, 1 (David), Females: 5-10, 1 (Nancy), 20-30, 1 (Sarah) 1850 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, 345/359 1860 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, pg 804, Ledger Twp, David is a farmer 1870 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, pg 757, Brush Creek Twp, David is a farmer
v. Mitchell A. born 1819 in Buncombe, NC. !CENSUS: 1840 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, page 283, Michell Robinson, Males: 20-30, 1 (Mitchell), Females: 20-30, 1 (Margaret) 1850 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, 1307/1376 1860 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, pg 897, Ledger Twp, Mitchell is a farmer

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August 14, 1999 from Rnallenweg@aol.com (Rich Nallenweg)
ROBINSON, WOODY -
Seeking info on the family of Wyatt G. WOODY and Mary (Polly) Emily ROBINSON. Has anyone located them in the 1800 census? Thanks for any help. Wyatt G. Woody, born abt. 1774 in Franklin, VA; died aft. 1850. He married on 21 Aug 1799 in Franklin, VA, Mary (Polly) Emily Robinson, born 1780 in Franklin, VA; died 1850 in Yancey, NC, daughter of John Robinson and Elizabeth? (---). Notes for Wyatt G. WOODY !DEATH: Will of Wiatte Woody Sr. dated 3 Feb 1848. He left everything to his wife, Polly. No other family members are mentioned. Notes for Mary (Polly) Emily ROBINSON !MARRIAGE: 'Franklin Co. Computer Indexed Marriage Records', @ACPL !CENSUS: 1810 US Census, Buncombe Co, NC, next to Edward Robinson 1820 US Census, Buncombe Co, NC, pg 96, Wiatt Woody. Males: under 10, 3, 10-16, 2 (Edward and 1 other), 16-26, 1, 45 and over, 1 (Wyatt is 46), Females: under 10, 2, 26-45, 1 (Mary is 40) 1830 US Census, Buncombe Co, NC, pg 296, Wyatt Woody, Males: under 5, 1, 10-15, 1, 20-30, 1 (Edward), 50-60, 1 (Wyatt), Females: under 5, 1, 5-10, 1, 10-15, 1, 30-40, 1 (Mary would be 50) 1840 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, page 285, Wiatt Woody, Males: under 5, 2, 20-30, 1, 60-70, 1 (Wyatt), Females: 15-20, 1, 20-30, 1, 50-60, 1 (Mary) 1850 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, 795/835, pg 440, Wyatt is a farmer living next to his son, Edward !TAX LIST: 1815 Yancey Co, NC, 'Wiot Woody S toe River ajoining Baley', the next entry is 'gorge Robertson Soth toe River ajoining Cook' !OCCUPATION: Yancey Co, NC Minute Docket, Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Feb Session 1838, 'Ordered that Wiatt Woody have license to retail Spirituous Liquors in the Town of Burnsville for one year.'
Children of Wyatt G. WOODY and Mary (Polly) Emily ROBINSON were as follows: Edward Woody born 1808 in NC. He married Elizabeth Robinson.

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August 13, 1999 from joan-gaines@mindspring.com ()
HODGES, LOVE -
Looking for family members of Daniel Love and Nancy Jane Hodges, parents of 9 children born between 1847 and 1862 in the Franklin or Pittsylvania County areas of VA. I know that their son, Franklin Pierce Love was born November 24, 1852 in Lynchburg, Bedford County, VA. Any help will be appreciated.

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August 12, 1999 from jlj@wvinter.net (Johnny Jackson)
BECKLEHEIMER, DORAN, JACKSON -
Looking for help with the DORANs -- my ggrandmother Callie F. married John L. Jackson. She was born 1 Aug 1883 in Franklin Co. Her Father was Tyree M. Doran born 25 May 1860 also Franklin Co. He married a BECKLEHEIMER, Any help would greatly be appreciated.

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August 11, 1999 from davis@budget.net (Marta Davis)
BYRD -
Looking to purchase a copy of Linda Nezbeth's book "The Byrds of Franklin Co., VA." Does anyone know where Linda is or how to reach her, especially by email or phone? Thank you.

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August 8, 1999 from jjjscott@intplsrv.net (Janet Scott)
I am searching for my husband's gr-gr-grandparents, Wm. P. Scott and Jeannette "Janetty" Jones. They were married in Franklin County, 3 Nov. 1842. The only other thing we know about them is that she was born in 1828. I will very much appreciate any help you can give.

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August 7, 1999 from Rnallenweg@aol.com (Rich Nallenweg)
LEGRAND, ROBERSON, ROBINSON, ROBISON, ROLLAND, RUNNION, WOODY -
Seeking info on the family of Elizabeth? (---) and John ROBINSON. I am lacking the following: - Marriage may have occurred in Goochland Co, VA abt 1760; - John may have died in Buncombe Co, NC before 1835; - 1800 census (Franklin Co, VA?); - 1820 census (Burke Co, NC?); - 1830 census. Thanks for any help.
1. Elizabeth (---) married abt. 1760 in Goochland, VA, John Robinson, born abt. 1740 in near Jamestown, VA; died bef. 1835 in Yancey, NC, son of Thomas Robinson and Jane Magdalin Legrand. Notes for John ROBINSON !CENSUS: 1810 US Census, Burke Co, NC, pg 326 and 335, There are 2 John Robisons that match. Census is faint, but both are 45 and over. !PROPERTY: 'Abstracts of the 18th century Deed books, Franklin Co, VA', @ACPL, db #2, pgs 41-42, 23 Aus 1788, 'John Roberson & Elizabeth his wife (Fr. Co.) to Joel Chitwood...78a on the waters of the Pig River.' Deed, Burke Co, NC Registers office, book A, pgs 154-155, 28 July 1795. On 9 Feb 1795 Waightstill Avery sold John Robinson 200 acres on both sides of South Toe River (now Yancey Co) for a black gelding. Chancery Suit, 3 Nov 1835, Franklin Co, VA Court Order Book 10, pp 523-524 names 4 of John's children. IBID, 1836, November, pg 66, names all 5 of John's children.
Children of Elizabeth? (---) and John ROBINSON were as follows: Susannah born 1765 in Franklin, VA; died 15 Jul 1852 in Franklin, VA; buried in Ash Pone Road on Hodges Farm, near Rocky Mount, Franklin, VA. She married on 27 Oct 1785 in Franklin, VA, Martin Woody born 31 Mar 1758 in Goochland, VA; died 6 Dec 1846; buried in Ash Pone Road on Hodges Farm, near Rocky Mount, Franklin, VA. !DEATH: Margaret Heinek wrote 1 Aug 99 that she saw the tombstones on land that was formerlly Henry Woody land.; Edward born abt. 1778 in near Jamestown, VA. He married Nancy Runnion; George born abt. 1778 in near Jamestown, VA. He married Susannah Woody; Mary (Polly) Emily born 1780 in Franklin, VA. She married Wyatt G. Woody; Sarah married Henry Rolland !CENSUS: 1850 US Census, Yancey Co, NC, #134/139 Rowland, Henry Sr. 73 f w Farmer $2,000 NC Sarah 70 f w VA Silas 14 m w NC Not sure if correct family.

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August 5, 1999 from skc@acd.net (Sharon Cornell)
WOODS -
I have a copy of a 1840 Franklin Co VA census. On this I have found a James W WOODS, with 2 males under 5, 1 male 5 under 10, 1 male 20 under 30, 1 female 15 under 20, 1 female 30 under 40. I am trying to find my gg grandfather Wiley S WOODS' parents. Wiley was born in 1821 in VA. The son of James W WOODS 20 under could be my Wiley. I would like to prove this or rule it out. My Wiley was sometimes called Burrell. Is there anyone researching this line?

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August 4, 1999 from zachary.real@cwix.com ()
COBB, FREELAND, GREER, PORTMAN, REAL -
I'm new to research, trying to predate U. S. ancestors. My ancestors were in VA- Montgomery, Wythe, Franklin Cos. George Real born 1762 father Michael Real resides Franklin Co 1777 Married 1787 wife Hannah Greer father William Greer mother Sarah Freeland. Edward Real son of George Real resides Bledsoe Co., TN 1812-1815 Married Sarah Portman father John Portman mother Mary Cobb. Any tips regarding further research would be appreciated.

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August 3, 1999 from Ourright61@aol.com (Jeffery A. Viar)
PARKER, VIA, VIAR, VIE -
Looking for information concerning Robert Via/ Viar d.ca.1808 in Franklin Co., Va. He was listed in the 1807 Personal Property Tax lists of Franklin Co., Va. as Robert Vie. He left an orphan, also named Robert Viar, who married Frances Parker in 1819.

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August 3, 1999 from Ourright61@aol.com (Jeffery A. Viar)
PARKER -
I am trying to locate the individual who placed a query concerning Sterling Parker b.1759, d.1861 in Franklin Co. and Campbell Family. Supposedly they placed an ad in the February 1997 issue. I cannot seem to find their address.

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August 1, 1999 from Rnallenweg@aol.com (Rich Nallenweg)
LUNEY, ROBERTSON, ROBINSON, ROBONSON, WOODY -
Seeking info on George ROBINSON. Any information at all will be appreciated.
1. George Robinson, born 1750 in, Franklin, VA; died 1835 in, Franklin, VA. Notes for George ROBINSON !CENSUS: 1810 US Census, Franklin Co, VA, pg 310, George Robonson, Males: 45 and over, 1 (George would be 60), Females: 45 and over, 1. There is a Peter Luney living nearby who could be George's brother-in-law. !DEATH: Chancery suit, 3 Nov 1835, Franklin Co, VA Court Orders Book 10, pgs 523-524. George died w/o children, so the suit was to divide George's land with his brothers and sisters. '...to Susannah Woody, wife of Martin Woody, Polly Woody, wife of Wiatt Woody, Edward Robertson, and George Robertson children of John Robertson deceased...'

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