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Queries Posted in November 1997

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November 30, 1997 from (Jerry Grass)
I am researching my gggrandfather, John (Johnny) BIRD m Theba OTLEY no dates avil. They had a son Sam Henry BIRD b Dec 13 1840 in Franklin Co. Sam d Aug 23,1908 in Wv. Sam m. Lucy GOODE born Aug 9. 1847 d July 17, 1907. Thanks

November 18, 1997 from (Edna Clack)
Does anyone know of any early Baptist Church records for Franklin Co and where I can find them? I'm looking for information prior to 1800, probably ca 1750. Thank you.

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November 17, 1997 from (Vickie Bruce Gorby)
Nicodemus HICKMAN b. 1767 Franklin Co. Virginia d. 1840 Fountain Co. Indiana son of John HICKMAN md. Charlott EDWARDS b.1771 Franklin Co. Virigina. The couple married in Franklin County Virginia 22 Mar 1792. Charlott the daughter of Thomas EDWARDS. Does anyone know the origins of the HICKMANs or EDWARDS of Franklin County Virginia?. Would like to have confirmation of the parents of this couple and also the mother's names of both Nicodemus and Charlott, as those names are yet unknown to me. Would also love to know the siblings of both Nicodemus and Charlott.

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November 17, 1997 from ()
I am searching for my relatives and have the following information: GGGGrandfather: William GUTHRIE B: 1794 - Virginia, Wife: Elizabeth RIGNEY B: 1800 Virginia; LDS Possible - William GUTHRIE B: 18 Aug 1796 Franklin County, VA, Wife: Elizabeth RIGNEY B: 1800 Franklin County, VA (F: David GUTHRIE B: 7 Feb 1756 Henrico County, VA, M: Mary BOOTH; F: Richard GUTHRIE W: Susan or Naqncy CALHOON) Please let me know if someone can confirm these dates or any additional help that can be obtained. Thank you

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November 13, 1997 from (Greg Bryant)
Greetings, I have begun to pursue concrete evidence of a story concerning an ancestor on my spouses maternal line. The story was told to me in October of 1997 by a distant cousin of my spouse. The relation is my spouses gggrandfather, and it is the cousins grandfather who told the story. The story goes briefly as follows: The ancestor's name was George William LAVINDER, born in 1820 to William and Rachel LAVINDER. George was married to Sarah "Sallie" STEGALL on 1-1851. They had 8 children by 1869. George does not show as head of household on the Franklin Co. Census Record in 1870 of the Rocky Mt. Township, Franklin Co., Va., so I am assuming the incident happened from the last childs birth in 1869 to 1870. During this time George LAVINDER had attended some type of political rally in Rocky Mount. He was on crutches(?). An argument started between several men, George had his crutches knocked out from under him and was beaten to death. The end. I have searched the Commonwealth Court Order Books at the Franklin Co. Courthouse and found 3 or 4 murder cases, but they don't state who the victims are or where the murder occured. I would like to know what Funeral Homes were existing in 1870 and where the records are today. I also need to know what Newspapers were in existance and where to find that info.Any help or direction on this story would be greatly appreciated. It's apparent I have no death or burial info on George William LAVINDER. Sincerely,

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November 13, 1997 from (Sherrie Heyse)
McGHEE, Siciley E. b. circa 1850. Married George Washington YOUNG They were born and died in Franklin Co and are buried in Franklin Co. at the Young family graveyard. One of their children was Minnie Frances YOUNG LAVINDER. They lived in the Brown Hill District. Their children were Ailey, John R., Minnie, Emma, Nannie, Alziria, Grover, Ranie, and Lura. George was living in 1910 with 3 children in Franklin Co. Sherrie Heyse, Cincinnati, Ohio

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November 13, 1997 from (Sherrie Heyse)
LAVINDER, John Peter b. 1864 son of George William LAVINDER. Married Minnie Frances YOUNG Lavinder, b. 1874. She was the daughter of George Washington YOUNG and Siciley McGHEE YOUNG. The LAVINDER family has been in Franklin and Henry counties for generations and I have data on some of the family. The older form of the family name was De la Vinder. They were Huguenots. Anyone interested in sharing information please contact. Sherrie Heyse, Cincinnati, Ohio

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November 10, 1997 from ()
Looking for James HALE and John HALE of Franklin county Va. Floyd county Kentucky marriage bond book has my great grandfathers father James HALE born Franklin county Va. giving permission to his son to be married. John HALE is the father of James HALE both of Franklin county Va. James HALE is the father of my great grandfather Jacob HALE of Floyd county Ky. according to marriage bond book 15 Oct. 1870

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November 8, 1997 from (Naomi Emmich)
Pigg River, Chestnut Creek, Blackwater River: STOVER, Jeremiah 1768 land entry for Pittsylvania Co VA, Jacob STOVER Jr. and Jacob STOVER in Henry Co VA tax lists and deeds, Jacob STOVER and Jacob STOVER Jr in 1786 tax list for Franklin Co VA. Deed shows STOVER-Howser marriage. Marriage records for Franklin Co VA show STOVER-McGhee and STOVER-Ryan/Rynard. Would like to chat with others studying these families.

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November 7, 1997 from (Richard E. Mitchell Greenville SC)
I'm looking for the parents of Decovid E. MITCHELL and Elizabeth CRAIGHEAD, who were married in Franklin Co. on 12 Mar. 1821. Any info I can get on these people would be very helpful. They are my g g g grandparents. Thanks,

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November 6, 1997 from (Ruth (HARTWELL) Eklund)
I am searching for information on my children's paternal ancestors (HARTWELL). John HARTWELL Jr. b: 1781 in Franklin Co. VA married Sally ? their son: Lorenzo Dow HARTWELL b: 1803 in Franklin Co. married Sisily Harriett HODGES and their children: John D. HARTWELL b: 1830 John Lewis HARTWELL b: 1830 and several other children born in Tenn and Ill and Minn. Do you have any records at your disposal that can verify this information. The above information I copied from the LDS library. I look forward to hearing from you.
Ruth (HARTWELL) Eklund
3810 Bennett Ave
Bellingham WA 98226

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November 6, 1997 from ()
Searching for any inf. on Cosley (Costly) STONE (b.1830). Appears in Brown Hill TWP, Franklin CO in 1860 & 1870 U.S. census. Wife Docia (Dosia)(b. 1836), children, Nancy (b. 1858) & John (b. 1860). Cosley was member of Co. B, 57th Virginia Regiment, Infantry "Franklin County Sharpshooters". What is the relationship to other STONEs in same locale as appears on census records? I appreciate your help.

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November 3, 1997 from (Zoe Smith)
Searching for parents of Townley RIGG/RIGGS/REGES b. ca 1770 in MD; d. 1860 Meigs Co. TN. Resided Rhea Co. and Meigs Co. Married Charity GUILLIAMS 4 Feb 1799, Franklin Co. VA. Children: Adison b. ca 1799 Franklin Co. VA, m. Lucinda PHILPOTT, d. aft 1880 Monroe Co. TN; Susannah b. ca 1802 Franklin Co. VA, m. Jesse MAVITY 1819, d 1870-80; Matilda b 29 Jan 1803, Franklin Co. VA, m. Samuel GAMBLE, d 5 Oct 1855; Martin b. ca 1806, married Delilah BLACK(E) 21 Jul 1825, d. aft 1870, Dallas Co. TX; William B. b. ca 1808, Franklin Co. VA , m. Clarissa Ann ? ; Nancy b. ca 1812, Franklin Co. VA, m. Isaac CLEMENT, d. bef 1860, Rhea Co. TN; Martha b. ca 1814, Franklin Co. VA, m. Howell WHITMORE; Jane b. ca 1817, m. James E. COLLINS, d. 1861 Meigs Co. TN. Any information on the RIGGS or GUILLIAMS families greatly appreciated.
Zoe Smith
703 SE 2nd
Tulia, TX 79088-2407

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November 3, 1997 from ()
Looking for info on John WADE who married Alley HALE March 24, 1814 in Franklin County, Va. Also lookin for parents of Frances SIGMON who married Samuel Fowler HALE August 18, 1842 in Franklin County, Va.

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November 3, 1997 from ()
Looking for the parents of Zackery WADE who married Kittie B. GREER Seeptember 02, 1871 in Franklin County, Va. Also looking for parents of Ikey WADE who was listed as father of Margaret WADE who married Zennie WADE in Franklin County, Va.

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