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Queries Posted in December 1999

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December 31, 1999 from (Shirley Edillon)
Seeking the parents of these Menefees who married 1786-1849 in Franklin County, Virginia. Amelia Menefee & John SCRUGGS 11 Mar 1786; Polly Menefee & Samuel McCARROLL 08 Dec 1806; Susannah Menefee & Thomas HALE Jr. 24 Nov 1810; Martha Menefee & William B. SHARROCKS 16 Dec 1807; Harriet Menefee & Robert WILLIAMS 15 Oct 1832; William Menefee & Naomi Jane WARD 01 Jan 1839; Marcia Menefee & Creed LEMON 04 Nov 1843; Mary Menefee & Samuel DOBYNS 07 Dec 1846; Emeline Menefee & George C. TURNER 02 Aug 1847; and Letitia Menefee & Henry L. GILLESPIE 06 Aug 1849. There were also five Menefee marriages 1774-1791 in nearby Montgomery Co., VA and one in Henry County, VA in 1778. Shirley Edillon

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December 25, 1999 from (Charles Rudy Heath II)
Seeking ancestors and descendants of Daniel RUDY of PA and/or Frederick Co. MD who settled in Franklin Co VA about 1786. Children: Samuel b.1770 m. 1795 to Sally MCGUIRE; Sarah/Salome m. DeVault Crowell in 1803; ?Daniel; Elizabeth m. 1795 to John HISER; Catherine m. 1794 to Jacob Coffman; Fanny m. 1798 to John ANGLE; and Anne RUDY m. 1798 to Jacob BROWER. The BROWER, CROWELL, HISER and RUDY families moved about 1806 - 1810 to Miami Co. Ohio. In July 1803, Daniel RUDY and others executed a deed to Henry SPANGLER and Peter SPANGLER which was certified by the Franklin Co. VA Court to the Orphans Court of Dauphin Co. PA. A copy of this deed has not been found in the records of either county. What relationship exists between the SPANGLER and RUDY families?
 Charles Rudy Heath II,
6586 Fields Ertel Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241-1367

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December 25, 1999 from (Carolyn)
Seeking the parents and family of Thomas Augustus Cooper born in Franklin Co., VA about 1819. Married Amanda O'DELL 1840 in Pulaski Co., VA and appeared on 1850 Pulaski Co. Census. By 1860 he was living in Washington Co., VA with his wife and children: William Floyd m. Anna HARTSOCK; James Monroe m. Mary Ann RATLIFF; Chester B. m. Rhoda LEONARD; Alfred A. m. Jane V. RATLIFF; Agleston, Amanda Leonora; Lewis m. Susan; Martha m. Isaac HARTSOCK; Margaret A.; Sarah E.; Nancy; and Agleston. He was missing on the 1870 Census and it is presumed that he died in the Civil War, as he served in both Goodman's Co. of the Wash. Co. Militia and the 63rd VA Inf. CSA. Siblings may include: Robert, Johnson, Betty and Daniel. I would be grateful for any help.

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December 25, 1999 from ()
looking for any information about Charles Clark Lee born to Francis L. Lee & Sallie Moorman in Franklin County before 1825. I know he had a home on Snow Creek that still stands. He was brother to my gg grandfather Samuel E. Lee.

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December 25, 1999 from (William Temple)
Does anyone know who the parents of William C. BOOTH and Mary LONG were? William & Mary married 31 Dec 1841 in Franklin County. The book "Marriage Bonds of Franklin County 1786-1858" by Marshall Wingfield says Mary's guardian was Nancy BOOTH and the person who paid the surety was George R. BOOTH. Does anyone know if or how Nancy & George were related to William or Mary?

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December 24, 1999 from (Vickie Bruce Gorby)
Need information on John Hickman who lived in Franklin County Vriginia in the 1700s. He was born about 1747. Wife's name unknown. They had a son named Nicodemus b. abt 1767, md Charlott Edwards there in the county. They migrated west after their marriage. Would appreciate any clues to the Hickman or Edwards families. If you see a connection please e-mail me

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December 21, 1999 from (Joe Pierce)
Searching for info. on the children of the following family: William Robertson d. 1807 1st m. _______-? Clyborne 2d m. Anna Preston Children: b. in Franklin Co., VA 1. Richard d. 1850 Franklin Co., VA m. 24 Dec., 1790 Franklin Co., VA: Mary Kemp dau. of John Kemp & Mary Craighead; 2. Wm. d. 1822 Franklin Co., Va m. Bedford Co., VA: Mary Freeman dau. of James & Sarah Freeman; 3. Sarah m. 7-1791 Franklin Co., VA: Elijah McGuire; 4. John d. 1859 Franklin Co., VA m. 3 Sep., 1804 Franklin Co.

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December 18, 1999 from (Betty Overfelt)
Looking for information on the OVERFELT families in Franklin County, VA. Specifically, Matthias, Charles, John and Michael OVERFELT. The name OVERFELT has been found on the 1800, 1810, 1820 and 1830 Franklin Co, VA census reports. Allied families are: Vineyard, Ayers, Howell, Greer, Dillon, Waldon, Divers, Carper and English. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you,

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December 13, 1999 from (Bim Tudor)
I am looking for info on Robert and Martha TUDOR/ TUDER, who lived in Franklin Co., VA in 1820, then moved to Patrick Co., VA sometime before 1834. Where can I get a copy of the 1820 Franlin Co., VA census? (I have a copy of the 1820 Virginia Census Index). Thanks in advance for your help!

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December 13, 1999 from ()
I am descended from Thomas Hunt who settled in Bedford Co. around the time of it's creation. He was the father of Stephen Hunt, born around 1740s or 1750s, who married a Mary Elizebeth unknown. Stephen had a son Stephen Hunt Jr. who married Catherine Bird in 1805 in Bedford Co. Va. These Hunts ended up in Franklin Co. after it's creation in 1783. Thomas Hunt died in Franklin Co. in about 1800 or so. His estate appraisal dated 1801 listed his son Stephen Hunt as administrator. I would like to find out what I can on Thomas Hunt. Supposedly, he was father of 14 and may have been married twice. Once to an Ann unknown and I found a miscellaneous record for Stephen Hunt of Bedford Co. listing his parents as Thomas Hunt and Martha from 1756. Can anyone help me with this mystery man?

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December 11, 1999 from (Rich Nallenweg)
Seeking marriage record of Martin WOODY and Susannah ROBINSON. Although I believe they were married 27 Oct 1785 in Franklin Co, VA, I have no documentation to prove this. Thanks for any help. Martin Woody, born 31 Mar 1758 in Goochland Co, VA; died 6 Dec 1846; buried in Ash Pone Road on Hodges Farm, near Rocky Mount, Franklin Co, VA. He married on 27 Oct 1785 in Franklin Co, VA, Susannah Robinson, born 1765 in Franklin Co, VA; died 15 Jul 1852 in Franklin Co, VA; buried in Ash Pone Road on Hodges Farm, near Rocky Mount, Franklin, VA, daughter of John Robinson and Elizabeth? (---). NOTES: Margaret Heinek wrote 1 Aug 99 that she saw their tombstones on land that was formerly Henry Woody land.

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December 6, 1999 from (Judy)
I am trying to find out where Mary Ann McGhee is buried or the date she died. I'm guess the time frame from 1902-1910. She was not listed in the 1910 census with her husband, he was listed as widow. I'm trying to join the United Daughters of the Confederacy and need this information on her. Mary's husband was William Preston Oakes in the Civil War. I know she is the daughter of Martin and Sarah McGhee. Mary Ann was born abt. 1837 in Franklin and married in Franklin County 1/10/1812. She and Preston lived in Pennsylvania County, where I'm not sure. If you have any light to shed on this I really would appreciate it. Thanks.
Judith Simpson Lienhardt
POB 14007
Roanoke, VA 24038
(540) 857 7341 Voice
(540) 857-7544 FAX

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December 1, 1999 from (Betty Naff Mitchell)
There seems to be some controversy over the parentage of Susanna Naff. I have John Boitnott's book, "Naff and Related Families, Swiss Ancestors of Naffs and Neff's in the USA...". In this publication, on page, 25, he states that Susanna Nafe (Naff), b. circa 1765 in PA, was the daughter of Jacob Nafe (Naff) and Katherina (aka Eva Catherine) Florin Naff. On page 28, John Boitnott states that Susanna Naff married in Franklin County, VA, on 10-Nov-1824, Jonathan Fisher. He gives as his source for the marriage, "Pioneer Families of Franklin County, Virginia," page 165, and "Marriage Bonds of Franklin County," no page number. Both books are by Marshall Wingfield. Some sources say John Boitnott was mistaken about the parentage of Susanna Nafe (Naff) who married Jonathan Fisher. They contend that the Susanna born to Jacob and Katherina Nafe (Naff) did not marry Jonathan Fisher. They further state that the Susannah Nafe (Naff) that married Jonathan Fisher was the child of David Naff (also a child of Jacob Naff & Katherina Florin) and Magdalena Brower Naff. It is further contented that David and Magdalena had a daughter named Susannah who married Jonathan Fisher. They further state that John Boitnott did not list Susanna who married Jonathan Fisher as a daughter of David because he put her in Jacob's family, and that she is the oldest daughter of David Naff (Neff) and Magdalena Brower. This would mean that if Jacob Nafe (Naff) had a daughter named Susanna who married Jonathan Fisher at about age 59, or that she did not marry Jonathan Fisher and was the aunt of Susannah, child of her brother, David Naff (Neff) who married Magdalena Brower; or that Jacob Naff actually had no daughter named Susanna. Does anyone have any documentation regarding a Susanna (Susannah) Nafe (Naff/ Neff) born to David Naff (Neff) and Magdalena Brower? Thank you so much for your help.

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