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Hanover County, Virginia

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Sept. - Dec. 1997

John Wilson was a land-owner in Hanover, VA in 1733 (DB 1730-1750). Will Wilson witnessed a deed in the same book. Is anyone researching the Wilsons of Hanover? Ann Mitchell Horne, El Centro, CA Ann Mitchell Horne 12/14/97

William Hudson b. Hanover c. 1727 m. Frances Greene c. 1750. Wm. d. Apr. 1800 in Pr. Edward, VA. Who were the parents of Frances Greene? Ann Mitchell Horne, El Centro, CA Ann Mitchell Horne 12/14/97

Seeking any information on a John Anderson who is said to have been born in Hanover County in 1740:
-moved to Wilkes County, GA 1783-1784; verifiable in county deeds
-wife's name verifiable in her Wilkes County will as Mary Southard Anderson; recently Sudduth researchers have corroborated Southard as a variant of Sudduth and they verify marriage between Mary and John in Stafford County, VA in 1770/71; her father identified as James Sudduth who also came to Georgia
-wife's will identifies him as a Revolutionary War veteran (presumably in VA)
-county records verify he died in 1810 in Wilkes County
-their children identified in Wilkes County records as: Thomas b. 1772, John Rogers b. 1785 and daughters Elizabeth/Betsy, Catherine, Sally, Jean/Jane, Frances who married into Davis, Jenkins, Lane, Heard, and Anthony families; some researchers have wanted to tack a Rogers middle name on the father, but I cannot verify that
-one author suggested the Andersons came to Georgia in a group from Virginia led by a Captain Anthony. The Anthonys and Andersons settled near each other in Wilkes County
-he is definitely NOT the Captain John Anderson who served in the Continental line; that man's death has been verified in the mid-West. Charles Danforth Saggus 12/10/97

John White d. Charlotte Co. 1782 is believed to be the John White Jr of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover Co. and to be the son of Col. John White of the same parish. Col. John White and wife Catherine (Barrett?) are known from a devise published in Louisa Co to have had children Elisha, William, Edith Holt, Tillah King, Helena Holt, and Martha Brewer. Col. John White is also believed to have had, probably by more than one wife, children John, Barrett, Samuel, James, and Mary Price. I would like to correspond with descendants to try to understand this family better and, if possible, trace them to the immigrant. Ward H. Oliver 12/10/97

I am looking for ROBERTSONS who came to the Stony Point area, Southwest Mountains, of what is now Albemarle County. My earliest proven record is for a John Robertson who died in July 1842. I have found him in the 1785 census in Fredricksville Parish. His son Archelaus Jonathan Robertson moved to Hillsboro in the western part of Albemarle Co. in 1814. I have good records after that.. I don't know when or how they got to Stony Point. Did they come by way of Hanover County? I would appreciate any help available on this family. Frank P. Robertson 1340 Parkhill Drive, Boise, ID 83702 Frank P. Robertson 12/10/97

Captain Ambrose Joshua Smith 4372 ac Hanover Co on both sides Pritties Creek 1735. Looking for info on Ambrose Joshua or his brother Christopher who had 600 acres on both sides Snelson's Branch and Harrowing Creek 1730. These two brothers were sons of Captain Christopher Smith who taught school at U. of William and Mary,1696 until his death in 1716. I would love to learn more and swap info with others. Charles C. Miller 11/27/97

I am searching for any information on John Denton, born about 1760 and residing in Hanover County at the start of the revolution. He served with Capt Dandridges Company of Virginia Artillery. He married Sarah probably after the end of the war. He had at least one daughter, Agnes, before moving to Rutherford County, NC about 1800. Any assistance greatly appreciated. RDENTON@InfoAve.Net Richard Denton 11/26/97

I am searching for details about one Dr. Thomas Hinde who, before moving to KY in 1797, lived in Hanover Co., near a place called Taylor's Ordinary (It has been mentioned in the few references I have to him. He is said to have been personal physician to Patrick Henry, and to served with him during the Revolution. Can anyone provide me with more information on this man or his family? (Wife was Mary Todd Hubbard) Wade R. & Katherine D. Sharp 11/26/97

I'm just beginning and I need a starting point. I have Civil War discharge papers for my GGF, John W. Hobbs. He was born in Hanover County, Virginia in 1845, birth date would be prior to July 31 of that year. He went to Ohio and served in the Union Army when he was 20 years old. He had at least one child, my grandfather Frank, born in 1873. I would like to find out the names of John's parents and his children with their birth dates if possible. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. a href=""> Susan Hobbs11/15/97

Looking for Haws-Taylor Connection: The following was in Overton Co. TN Records by Edythe R. Whitley: John Taylor and Frances Taylor of Hanover Co VA "for love and affection to Edmund J. Taylor" all right and interest in Estate of James Haws late of Overton Co. TN, deceased. August 8. 1829. Proved Hanover Co. VA.

I am direct descendant of Edmund/Edward J. Taylor who lived in Campbell Co. VA from1800-1824 where he died. Wife: Elizabeth____ Ch: Hezekiah Taylor (my gr-Grandfather) in Overton TN, Chesley, David, John (perhaps the one mentioned above??) dau: Massey and Spicey Taylor who m. John and Wm. Pryor, Jane, Polly and Elizabeth Jr. Any information appreciated. Will exchange information. akunkel@mail.tds.netAnn Kunkel 11/15/97

Looking for the following names, Hanover Co., ca. 1760-1815. Esp. John Tinsley m. Sarah Austin (Sarah dau. of Thomas Austin & Constance Pearson Chapman). Couldn't get through to query. Thanks. Win in Houston 11/15/97

Does anyone have any information on a Charles Talley b. abt 1794 (possibly in Hanover County) d. September 1833 in Sumner County, TN. Married Sarah Wade. Thanks, Mike Bacon, Murfreesboro, Suzie Morris Ball 11/7/97

I am descended from George Morris, who moved from Hanover Co to Louisa Co before the Revolutionary War. He died in 1786 in Louisa Co. I am trying to find information about his wife, parents, etc. Thanks. Suzie Morris Ball 11/7/97

Richard Brooks, b. circa 1665 and d. 1734, lived in Hanover Co. I believe this man to be the grandfather of Arthur Brooks, my ancestor. Am looking for additional information on Richard Brooks, his first wife, his birthplace. Is his son Robert Brooks (1700-1778) who died in Halifax Co., VA? Connee Kroeger 11/2/97

In 1796, David Oliver married Elizabeth Armistead; in 1804 John Oliver married Sarah Armistead, both in Charlotte County. Elizabeth and Sarah were daughters of William Armistead of Charlotte County; David and John were sons of Benjamin Oliver Sr. of Hanover County, where these families lived. I am especially interested in the origin of this Oliver family. Ward H. Oliver 10/27/97

Looking for info for John Plant Sr., b. after 1691 in New Kent Co., d. 1767 in Caroline Co. Father William Plant--mother Elizabeth (surname unknown). John m. Margaret Mary Williamson d/o John Williamson. Their children were: John Plant Jr. b. 1739 in Caroline Co. m. Elizabeth Watts; Mary Plant b.c. 1740, m. James Mayo on 28 Sep 1758 in Hanover Co; Williamson Plant b. before 1742 in Louisa Co; John Plant Jr. and wife Elizabeth Watts, children: Stephen Plant b. before 1755 , William Plant b.c. 1755 in Hanover Co., d. 28 Oct. 1829 in Newberry District, SC; American Revolution War soldier, married Ruth; Williamson Plant b.c.1763 in Hanover Co., d.c. 1831 in Bond Co., Illinois. m. Frances Watts c. 1784. Soldier in the American Revolution. Enumerated on the 1790 North Carolina census. Jerrie Harper 10/19/97

William Plant, born before 1677. Married Elizabeth in New Kent Co. Children: Mary, baptised 11 July 1686, Ann, baptised 3 Jan., 1688-89, Elizabeth married Charles Richardson in New Kent Co., John Plant born after 1691, died in 1767 in Caroline Co., married Margaret Mary Williamson. Jerrie Harper 10/19/97

I am trying to track down some elusive Smiths who were connected to Col. William Preston and to the Waddy Family. My Waddy connection is Anthony Waddy and Sarah Drake who were parents of Elizabeth Waddy. Elizabeth married Francis Smith and I believe they were the parents of Susannah, Francis and Parke Smith. Susannah married the famous Col. William Preston and Francis married W.P.'s sister Ann or Elizabeth Ann. These families moved to KY and are connected to Thomas Hart Benton. According to a Henry Strother of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, who had two entries in the William and Mary Quarterly in 1913 and 1914, the Smith lineage begins with Dr. John Smith who m. Elizabeth Ballard. These were the parents of the above Francis Smith and Elizabeth Waddy of Hanover County, VA. It is Parke, whom I believe might well be my ancestor, who remains obscure. I found one deed reference which said he had gone to KY and d. there. Parke or Park Smith was the parent of John Smith, b.c. 1773 and d. Henry County, KY on December 8, 1855, and is b. near Jerico. According to Henry Strother, John Smith m. Mary Storrs Russell, d/o John Russell, a Rev. War officer. My g-g-grandfather was George Strather Smith, b. KY, migrated from MO and was killed in the Bannock Indian War in 1878. I believe he is of this family, and would appreciate any information. Thank you. Carolyn M. McDaniel 10/15/97

Would like to correspond with anyone researching John Hall of Hanover Co., Va., who m. Martha (Patsy) Harper, daughter of John and Martha (Patsy) Harper. Daughter Martha Frances Hall b.c.1836 m. James Fleming Moss. They lived in Fluvanna Co. Also looking for information on John and Martha Harper. Shirley Stertz Hawn 10/15/97

I have the descendants of Nathaniel Harris (born 20 Jan 1763) in Louisa Co., VA ?) He served 14 mo. in the army. He died in Smyth Co., VA 25 Apr. 1854. He was married to Martha Byars (she is descended from James Henry Byars) she was born 17 May 1766 and m. 29 May 1788. I am looking for more info about said Nathaniel. He was enlisted in Louisa Co., VA. Martha's family is well documented in Louisa Co. I have the descent from Nathaniel to present but I would like to find out his parents and so on. Wilma J Kelly 10/15/97

Looking for KEY researchers in the Hanover/Louisa Co. area. Martin Key, Jr. (b. ca 1700, d. May 1757), son of Martin Key, Sr. (b. ca 1670) and Elizabeth ?, m. Elizabeth Burford (b. ? , d. 1761/1762). Martin and Elizabeth had Martin III (m. Ann), Elizabeth (m. Richard Thompson), unknown female (m. ? Trower), William (m. Sarah Wash), Jacob (m. Elizabeth ?), Luck (m. Winifred Kimbell) and Thomas (m. Mary Sims). Philip Burford (m. Millicent /Terrell?/) had close ties to the Key family and was possibly the brother of Elizabeth. Philip R. Shipp 10/15/97

I am searching for more information on Pleasant Henderson b abt 1798 VA & d 1870/80 Campbell Co, TN. He was m to Jane Walden b abt 1800 & d 1870/80 Campbell Co, TN. Pleasant was listed on the Roane Co, TN Tax List of 1816, 1817, 1818 & 1819. If I read the tax list correctly, he owned 750 acres of land on Caney Creek in Roane Co, but I haven't located the deed for him in the co. Pleasant doesn't appear after 1819. I believe Pleasant, Jerry {Jeremiah}, & William listed in 1830 Anderson Co, TN & Jesse Henderson 1830 Knox Co, TN were brothers. Listed in the 1840 Anderson Co, TN Census Records: Mary, 2 Michaels, 1 of them I believe was suppose to be Pleasant, Jesse & William. Jeremiah was listed in Knox Co. By 1850, Pleasant Henderson & family had removed to Campbell Co, TN. Jesse and William served in the War of 1812. Also, in Roane Co, TN, Richard Henderson, George Dougherty, Samuel Henderson, & Robert Burton. They were listed as Heirs & Devisees of Richard Henderson, the Heirs & Devisees of George Dougherty, Samuel Henderson, & Robert Burton. S#570 6-4-1812. I have reason to believe the above Henderson's were b in Hanover or Halifax Co, VA. Gloria Fay Burris 10/8/97

Lambuth, William b. 1765 Hanover Co. Wife, unknown. Son: Henry Sarver Lambuth. William d. 1837 Fountainhead, Sumner Co., TN. Need info on his parents wife, children,etc. Thanks for your help. Norman Deniston 10/8/97

Looking for descendants of: Philip Thurman b. May 2, 1704 New Kent Co., d. 1774 Goochland Co. In1735 he married Mary Henderson in Goochland Co. She was the daughter of Richard Henderson. Mary was b. 1720 in Hanover Co. Va. & d. 1775 in Albemarle Co., Va. Philip is the father of John Thurmond who went to Edgefield, SC in the 1790's with his wife Elizabeth Goode. Thurmond Home Page Joe Cole 9/22/97

I'm searching for the "burial place" of Thomas Smith RUFFIN. He was born in 1843 and died 1873. His parents were Edmund Ruffin, Jr. and Mary Cooke Smith Ruffin. In 1867, he married Alice Lorraine. Since several of the Ruffins lived in Hanover, perhaps Thomas and Alice were also living in Hanover County and perhaps he was buried in this county? I only have the year he died and am searching for where specifically he was buried. Patricia Buck 9/22/97

SPICER, William born 1614 in England and arrived in the Colonies on April 27, 1650. He settled in Northumberland County on a small branch of the Great Wicomico River called "Dennis Creek". I would like to know who he was married to. Also, I only have one child listed for him and would like to know if he had any others. The son I have listed for William is Benjamin SPICER who was born in Northumberland about 1659. I know he had a son named William but again I don't know who he married or who his other children were. William had a son named William SPICER born around 1682 and married a woman named Elizabeth they settled in Hanover County, VA.Tammy Honaker 9/22/97

I am looking for any connection to the Charles ALLEN that married Mary WITHERS in the 1824 time frame. I believe they lived in the Hanover or Henrico County area at that time. I also believe they were in Allegheny County in 1830 before moving to Missouri. Charles was the son of Isham ALLEN, Jr. I have most of the info on Charles, need info on Mary WITHERS and her ancestors. Don W. Allen 9/22/97

Searching for George White, supposedly of Hanover County VA. Son Edmund/Edmond was born about 1792. Wife Ruth/Ruthie/Rutha. Moved to Barren County KY in 1798. Any information on George in VA would be appreciated. John White 9/3/97

I am seeking information on Daniel Hawes who was married to Margaret Miller. They had at least one child, William Miller Hawes b. abt. 1780. Some Hanover Co. census and other records list Daniel and William in Hanover Co. in the mid-to-late 1700s. 9/2/97

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