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Hanover County, Virginia

Genealogy Project


Page Library of History and Genealogy

 

MARTHA HARRIS STRONG DIARY 1922-1995

SURNAME LIST 1922-1965

Mrs. Strong lived in Beaverdam, Virginia, from 1902-1995. She began a journal just before her marriage to William Atwell Strong in 1922 and made daily entries about the people and events in her community until the day she died. Most entries are brief about the comings and goings from her house near the intersection of Rocky Ford Road and Shiloh Church Road. She was active at Shiloh Church and with the Rebecca Lodge; Mr. Strong was in the Oddfellows and a Republican Party leader. They come in contact with a surprising number of people in their daily lives. Births, marriages, and deaths are noted, as are many ordinary events in the Western Hanover area.

The Page Library received a grant from the Virginia Genealogical Society (VGS) in 1999 to provide greater access to the Strong diary. A detailed index is being created noting the entry dates for proper names, including people and places, with the exception of close family members and co-workers who are mentioned almost daily. There are approximately 3,000 individuals and places named in the first 43 years of the diary which have been indexed to date.

Continuing research is taking place in the form of interviews with local residents to enhance understanding of the diary contents. A second grant has been provided by VGS to transcribe the oral history recordings that are part of the collection at the Page Library. In addition, new recordings are being created.

The diary, index, and oral histories are available at the Page Library. Hours are 6 p.m.-9 p.m. on Mondays, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Please feel free to visit, write or call e-mail is not available at this time.

We would also be happy to receive copies of other family histories, photographs, letters, recordings, etc. which relate to Western Hanover County.

The following is a surname list of the diary which has been indexed through 1965. In many cases, there are multiple given names indexed for a surname.

Abrams

Adams

Albright

Allen

Allison

Altizer

Alvis

Amber

Amos

Ancarrow

Anderson

Andrews

Anthony

Applebee

Armitage

Arritt

Arville

Askew

Atkins

Atkinson

Aubrey

Auburn

Avery

Axline

Axselle

Bagby

Bailey

Baker

Ballard

Barnes

Barnhart

Bartholomew

Bartlett

Barton

Battenfield

Baughan

Bazille

Beadles

Beavers

Beazley

Beckham

Beckley

Beihl

Bell

Bellemoy

Belman

Bemiss

Benedict

Benson

Bew

Bishop

Black

Blackburn

Blades

Blankenship

Blanton

Blunt

Bond

Boots

Borden

Bourne

Bow

Bowen

Bowles

Boxley

Boyd

Bracks

Bradshaw

Branch

Brandon

Brandt

Breedlove

Brice

Brimmer

Brooks

Browder

Brown

Bruce

Bryan

Buford

Bullington

Bullock

Bumpass

Bunn

Burch

Burchead

Burgess

Burns

Burruss

Butler

Caffrey

Campbell

Cannon

Cardwell

Carter

Cassell

Cauthorne

Chapman

Chewning

Chick

Childress

Chillcock

Chisholm

Clark

Clay

Clements

Clodfelter

Coakley

Coates

Cobbs

Cocke

Coffey

Coghill

Cole

Coleman

Colter

Conway

Cook

Cooper

Corbin

Corker

Cosby

Cousins

Cowan

Cox

Crack

Crawford

Crisp

Cropp

Crowder

Crumb

Cunningham

Curtis

Dabney

Daunehl

Davis

Day

Deals

Dean

Deaner

Deming

Demott

Dempsey

Demson

Dennison

Detcher

Devine

Dews

Diggs

Dilbridge

Dillon

Dishner

Doub

Dougan

Douglas

Drake

Driver

Duggins

Duke

Dunningham

Dupont

Durham

Durrette

Durvin

Echo

Eddington

Eddleton

Edwards

Elba

Ellerson

Ellett

Elliott

Ellis

Elvin

Embrey

Erhardt

Eskew

Eubank

Evans

Everhart

Faber

Fairchild

Fent

Ferguson

Fielder

Figg

Fisher

Fleet

Fleming

Flippo

Flowers

Flynn

Folley

Forbes

Fortune

Foster

Fox

Francisco

Fruit

Funkhauser

Fuqua

Gale

Gallamore

Garland

Garrett

Gibson

Gilman

Gladding

Glisson

Goode

Goodins

Goodman

Goodyear

Gordon

Gorman

Grace

Grassberger

Gratts

Graves

Green

Grey

Grimes

Grizzard

Grosman

Gross

Grubbs

Haga

Haley

Hall

Hambee

Hamner

Hancock

Hankey

Hanson

Hardcastle

Hardin

Hargrove

Harlow

Harman

Harold

Harper

Harris

Harrison

Hart

Hartley

Hatch

Hatcher

Haw

Hayes

Henderson

Hendrick

Henley

Henshaw

Hester

Hewlett

Heywood

Hicks

Higgason

Hill

Hilman

Hisard

Hitt

Hockaday

Hogge

Holden

Holland

Hollins

Holloway

Holt

Holzgrefe

Hope

Hopkins

Hopwood

Hornsby

Hosteler

Houchins

Howard

Huddleston

Hudson

Huff

Hughes

Hugo

Humphrey

Hunt

Hutchinson

Iler

Isbell

Ivy

Jackson

Jacobs

Jacobson

Jarvis

Jay

Johns

Johnson

Jones

Jordan

Katts

Kay

Keiffer

Keilhacker

Keith

Keller

Kelly

Kennedy

Kenney

Kent

Kersey

King

Kinney

Knibbs

Knight

Knotts

Koons

Kosler

Lacy

Ladd

Laine

Lambert

Landrum

Lane

Langner

Lanning

Lassiter

Lauderback

Leadbetter

Leake

Leatherberry

Lee

LeFevre

Leibert

Leonard

Lillard

Limple

Lipscomb

Littlepage

Lloyd

Longest

Loving

Lowry

Luck

Luckado

Lutz

Mack

Maddox

Mahanes

Mallory

Markey

Marks

Marshall

Martin

Mason

Massie

Matthews

May

McAllister

McChesney

McDonal

McGee

McKay

McKensie

McNeely

McWayne

Meek

Melton

Mercer

Meredith

Merritt

Mickens

Miers

Miller

Mills

Minor

Minter

Mitchell

Monihan

Montgomery

Moody

Moore

Morris

Morton

Moser

Mosley

Moss

Mount

Muller

Murphy

Murray

Myers

Nash

Nelson

Nevin

Newman

Newton

Nicholas

Noble

Noland

Norton

Nuckols

O'Berry

O'Rosie

Oliver

Osborne

Ostrander

Overton

Owen

Page

Parker

Parrish

Partlow

Pate

Patterson

Payne

Pearl

Peatross

Peerman

Pendleton

Pepper

Perdue

Perkins

Perry

Petrey

Pettitt

Pettyjohn

Peyton

Phillips

Pinchbeck

Pitts

Pleasants

Plumb

Poindexter

Pollard

Ponsford

Potter

Powell

Powers

Presnol

Preston

Price

Priddy

Pritchett

Proffit

Puckett

Purcell

Quarles

Quisenberry

Rainey

Ray

Redd

Reed

Register

Reynolds

Rice

Richardson

Richerson

Rigsby

Roberts

Robinson

Rodgers

Roles

Rolland

Rose

Ross

Rounquest

Ruffin

Rushall

Russell

Russo

Ruth

Rutherford

Sagle

Sansford

Sapter

Satterwhite

Saunders

Schneider

Schwartzchild

Scott

Seay

Seldon

Sharp

Sheets

Shelton

Shenton

Shepherd

Shifflett

Shumaker

Simmons

Simms

Sirles

Slaughter

Smeeman

Smith

Snelson

Soaper

Southworth

Spain

Spencer

Spicer

Sprinkle

Sprouse

Stanley

Starke

Steele

Stewart

Stone

Stratten

Strong

Stroud

Stuart

Swift

Swinks

Sydnor

Talley

Tate

Taylor

Terrell

Thacker

Thelps

Thelps

Thomas

Thomasson

Thompson

Thorp

Throckmarble

Tignor

Tiller

Timberlake

Todd

Tompkins

Trainum

Trevillian

Trice

Trimble

Trimmer

Triplett

Trivett

Tuming

Turner

Tuttle

Tyler

Upson

Utley

Van Scoys

Vandergraff

Vardentine

Varkenstein

Vaughan

Vea

Wade

Waldrop

Walker

Waller

Wallinger

Walter

Walton

Ward

Ware

Wash

Washington

Waters

Watson

Weaver

Webb

Weeks

Weems

Weet

West

Whitaker

White

Whitner

Wicker

Wickham

Wighten

Wild

Wiley

Wilhoit

Wilkie

Williams

Williamson

Willis

Winfrey

Wingfield

Wingo

Winston

Wood

Woodson

Woody

Woolfolk

Wright

Wugat

Yancey

Yeaman

Yeatts

Zaun


PAGE LIBRARY OF LOCAL HISTORY & GENEALOGY
P. O. Box 323, Montpelier, VA 23192
Phone: (804) 883-5355



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