1999 Nelson Co. Queries (Apr 1999 - Jun 1999)

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27 Jun 1999 submitted by Jackie Oliver
CAMPBELL, LAWHORN -

Looking for descendant of Samuel Campbell b.1788 , wife Susan b. 1792, daughter Eliza b 1822, (sometimes called Betsy) believe to have married Daniel Lawhorn 15 Oct 1853 Nelson Co., Va. d. after 1910 census in Massie Mill, VA.

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27 Jun 1999 submitted by Jackie Oliver
HATTER, OLIVER, PARRISH -

Roxie Parrish b. abt 1796 Amherst Co.married Jesse L. Hatter of Tyro, Nelson Co., Va. he died 1860. Believe she remarried a Coffey. Looking for her death date. She had a daughter Lucinda Jane Hatter b. Nov 1828 Married Samuel A. Oliver of Massie Mill Nelson. Looking for death date of both They were my husbands greatgrand parents & ggreatgrandparents all of Nelson Co. Va.

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22 Jun 1999 submitted by Sandy
MADDOX -

I am searching for any info on James Nelson MADDOX married Mary MAYS Following children: John Daniel, B.1872, Albert, Marion, James (Neeley) Cornelious B.1883, and sisters, Mrs. Preza Jane Cash and Mrs. I. S. Campbell.

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21 Jun 1999 submitted by Pam Moran
MORAN, OWENS -

I am interested in any connections to Levi Owens who resided in Nelson in the early 1800's and died there. He evidently was not married but had a close friend, Lunsford Loving who was mentioned in his will along with several Owens siblings and a close friend Nelson Moran. Nelson Moran married Mary Owens in Amherst in 1802 just prior to the split into Nelson and Amherst.

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21 Jun 1999 submitted by Kay (Graves) Allgood
GRAVES -

I am researching my family, and have gone back to a John Graves, B-1750 VA, D-1823 Nelson, VA, M-1772 VA to Elizabeth Davidson. This John Graves had 10 children, Thomas Graves, William Lynch Graves,(my G.G. Grandfather, if these records are correct), Richard Graves, Sally Graves, Nancy Graves, Susannah Graves, John Graves, Elizabeth Graves, S. Graves and Ann Graves. All were born in Albermarle, VA. Could you point me to other sources which might help me go back farther?

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21 Jun 1999 submitted by Dee Rochon
FITZGERALD -

I am looking for information on John Fitzgerald b. 1735 in Ireland. I need info on his parents, wives, siblings and children. Specifically a son Richard Thomas b.1774. Any information that can help me sort out the many John Fitzgeralds would be very welcome. John lived in an area of the county that originally was Orange Co. and then changed to Albemarle and then to Amherst and finally to Nelson Co., I think. Least ways he lived in all of those counties and died in Nelson. If I can document John with his parents and with his son, I will have the line back to the year 1000 AD.

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14 Jun 1999 submitted by Trina L. Woods
CHEWNING -

I am VERY interested in ANY information that I can get regarding the children of John Chewning and Mary Pugh of Nelson County Virginia. I am a desc. of Granville Washington Chewning b. 1807, and we have been unable to locate his parents. I have a hunch that John and Mary may be his parents. We have run into a dead end with Granville but there seems to be a number of common names in our line and that of James Chewning children (son of John Chewning and Mary Pugh). Granville Washington had children named: John Washington, Catherine E., Ann M., James Madison, Mary Frances, Granville William (Alias Granville Patsy), Elizabeth A., Moses W., Henrietta, Rueben, George and Stephen. Granville's two oldest children were born in VA, the rest in MO. Granville married Mary Ann Hanvey in Frederick County VA. Thank you for any help you can give me.

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13 Jun 1999 submitted by Sylvia J Gardner
BARKER -

I'm looking for any information on the John G. Barker and his wife Lucy "Pinkie" (Hopkins) family that are listed in the 1900 Census of Nelson Co. At that time they had 2 daughters and 6 sons. Thanks.

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12 Jun 1999 submitted by Diane B. Hamshar
RAGLAND -

I'm looking for any information on William (Billy) Henry Ragland DOB: 1844(?) or his wife Martha (Pat) Ellen Terry DOB: 1852 (?). I believe they were married in 1901. I believe they both were from Buckingham Country and than moved to Nelson after they got married around the 1900s. Henry (Billy) Ragland was a mailcarrier. That's all the information I have on them.

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12 Jun 1999 submitted by Jack & Rubinette Niemann
MILLER -

Looking for descendants of David and Mary (TAYLOR) Miller whose marriage is recorded in Nelson Co., VA 22 Nov 1830. They moved to St. Joseph, MO. Children: Mary married Peter Habig; Virginia A married B.F. Case; Frances 'Fanny' (1844-1870) married Anderson Hankins who died 1890; Marion (1844-1871) m. Sarah (age 22 in 1870 Census - St. Joseph MO), William age 5 and Fanny age 3; and Betsy Miller (deceased in 1867) married Mr. Powell. The David Miller will dated 25 Oct 1867 also names grandchild: Mary E. Abrell and David and James Powell.

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9 Jun 1999 submitted by Jane Campbell
WHITE -

I am seeking the birth place, dates, and parents of Elizabeth White, who married Emmanuel Essex, and later Frank Gamble. We are aware that Elizabeth lived near the Tye River, in Massie Mills Run Twp, Staunton, Va., and Washington, Pa. We believe she might have been born in the middle or early 1800s. She had either a sister or sister-in-law who lived in Amherst County and another in Nelson County. Although she was a person of color, she was not a slave. Her parents, who are unknown to us, probably were slaves. Any information that we could use for further research would be greatly helpful.

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8 Jun 1999 submitted by Mary Thomason-Morris
LEE, MORRIS -

Interested in George Morris (c1790SC-1860, Nelson Co.); Md first 1817 to Jane LEE; 2nd c1859 to a Mrs. Martin. May have been a son of Zach Morris, RW soldier from Albemarle Co, later moved to Parkersburg, WV in his 90s. Any help appreciated. Visit my Morris web page at the following address: http://www.geocities.com/marytmorris/

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6 Jun 1999 submitted by Gagliardi Margaret
THACKER -

I am looking for information on Addison THACKER and his wife Mary who had a son Jefferson Lee THACKER who was born in 1862 in Nelson Co, VA. What is Mary's maiden name and what are the names of their other children. Who are the parents of Addison and Mary?

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6 Jun 1999 submitted by Barb Morris
HAMLET/HAMBLETT, SANDERS, WITT -

Nelson County families of Eli SANDERS b. Feb 11 1810 Nelson co. m. Dicey HAMLET/HAMBLETT Mar 16 1841 Nelson Co. Eli joined 2nd Co G infantry under Gen. Imboden and was kia at New Market. I am looking for any information on his family, parents or siblings. Also joined army in Braxton county. In 1850 Randolph county census. Dicey Hamlet/Hamblett d/o Wm. Burgess Hamlet and Dicey WITT Hamlet also of Nelson county. Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated.

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27 May 1999 submitted by Barbara
DAMERON -

Searching for a Elizabeth DAMERON born in Nelson County about 1809. Parents may be John Dameron and Phebe. Any info on this helpful! Return to index


25 May 1999 submitted by Tammie Wooldridge
CAMPBELL, PENCE, WATTS -

Looking for info on an Alphonso Lee CAMPBELL and his wife Sallie WATTS of Nelson county. Their son was William Edward CAMPBELL, born June 19, 1883 died March 20, 1966 in Amherst County, married Bessie Mae Pence in Shenandoah, Va (Page County). Looking for other children in the family and dates.

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25 May 1999 submitted by Betsy Thomas
FARRAR, THOMAS -

My great great grandfather, Tucker W. FARRAR, married Susan H. THOMAS in Nelson co., VA on January 19, 1841, at the approximate ages of 26 and 22, respectively. The marriage record shows under Securities, the name of Edwd. Thomas, and To Whom Fee Was Paid, it shows Edward Thomas. Thinking this may be my great great grandmother's father, I have checked the 1850 census and find an Edward Thomas, shown as a Baptist Preacher and age 58, with wife Mary, age 60. The census shows a male, Alsin, age 32 as living with them. There is no record of a Susan. There is another Edward Thomas, also a Baptist preacher, with wife Louisa (and my great grandmother - one generation down - was named Emily Louisa!) and two dgtrs., neither of whom is a Susan. I checked all the Thomas families on the 1850 census in Nelson County but none had a dgtr. named Susan. Does anyone have any info about this family? They were found on the 1860 census in Cooper county, Missouri, showing they were born in VA. I wonder why I can't find them in 1850? I will appreciate any help and will be glad to share what info I have.

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20 May 1999 submitted by Jerome Bradley
PARR -

Am serching for any information on William Parr, and Isabella Parr, of Nelson County Va., 1850. census. Any help would be welcomed.

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10 May 1999 submitted by BC Patterson
GROUH/GROW -

I am looking for any info on Joseph Grouh (Grow) married Eliza C. Miller in Nelson,Co. on August 11,1834. Joseph Miller was the security. I would appreciate any info on this line of Millers as well.

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9 May 1999 submitted by Susan Brantley
KIDD -

I am researching my Dad's family. His father was Harvey Bernard Kidd, birth date 2 June 1905. Harvey lived in Nelson County. I am searching for information on Harvey's father Herbert Oliver Kidd who married Daisey Lee White. I have names but no birth, death or marriage dates. If you could direct me to any sites or know of anyone that I might contact for more information, I would be very grateful. Thanks!

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9 May 1999 submitted by Al Zopp
EVANS -

I am looking for the parents of Samuel EVANS born abt 1830 in Nelson County. He listed Nelson as his birth place on his marriage certificate. The only information I have found was in an 1850 census for Amherst Co., VA, he is 20 years old. His father is not listed, his mother Elizabeth b. abt 1810 and his brother Moab b. abt 1834.

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6 May 1999 submitted by William Bowling
CAMPBELL, LAWHORN -

I am seeking information on the descendants of Nellie M. Campbell born in Nelson Co. in 1881. She is the daughter of John H. and Mary D. Campbell. In 1897 she married Samuel A. Lawhorn (b. abt. 1875) son of Sarah M. Lawhorn also of Nelson Co. They had a daughter named Lelia.

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3 May 1999 submitted by John Goodwin Graham
GOODWIN, McCLAIN, WARE, RODES, HARRIS, CAMPBELL -

Looking for info about siblings/decendants of Thomas Goodwin b. 5/25/1765 m. Temperance Harris, who lived at River Bluff in Nelson Co. I know of son Edmund Chisman Goodwin b 1807, m. Maria Ware.
Looking for ancestors/siblings of Maria Ware d. 1845 Nelson Co, m. Edmund Chisman Goodwin, see previous paragraph.
Looking for decendants/siblings of John Shelton McClain b. 1856 Nelson Co, m. Lucy Virginia Crist b. 1856 Nelson Co. (one of their children was Mary Dell McClain b 1876 Nelson Co, d. 1976). John Sheltin McClain's father was Seaton McClain b. 1830, m. Mary Ann Rodes b. 1832 d. 1914 in Nelson Co.
Looking for ancestors/siblings of Mary Ann Rodes, see prev. Paragraph.
Looking for ancestors/siblings of Rachel Campbell b. 1744 d. 1809 in Amherst or Nelson Co., m. Maj. James Higginbotham b. 1729 d. 1813.

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29 Apr 1999 submitted by Champ Smith
HARRIS -

Who were the parents of John Woods Harris, b. Nelson Co., VA in 1810? Were the William B & Elizabeth Harris who were the parents of Elizabeth Woods Harris, b. in Nelson Co., VA in 1818? John Woods Harris received his law degree from the University of VA and came to Brazoria Co., TX in 1837, where he had a distinuished career as a judge and a legislator.

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25 Apr 1999 submitted by Sandy Rowe
COX -

I am looking for information on Thomas M. COX who was shown as marrying Jane Hill in Amherst County in 1831. He is shown on Amherst census in 1840; and is later shown on the 1850 Census as living in neighboring Nelson County. Son believed to be Samuel P. COX.

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18 Apr 1999 submitted by Nina Roberts
ROBERTS -

I am looking for information on Ambrose Roberts. He left Nelson Co. about 1839 and died in Lawrence County, Ohio in 1840. His wife was Elizabeth Johnson. Is there any information there on this family. His children born in Nelson were. James Miles, Patterson, Naman, Reason, Absolum, and a daughter Mildred. Any information would be a great help. Thanks

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17 Apr 1999 submitted by Donna Leap
BOLTON -

I am looking for Richard and Elizabeth BOLTON family listed in the 1850 census in Nelson County, VA. I am trying to make a link with my William H. BOLTON and their son listed as William H. BOLTON.

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15 Apr 1999 submitted by Mike Chrisman
HARRIS, THURSTON -

Sallie A. HARRIS b. May 10, 1863 d. May 15, 1920 buried in Adial Baptist Church, Nelson County, Va. She is the wife of Reubin THURSTON. There is a tombstone for Sallie and beside her is a tombstone for Mattie Lee THURSTON b. July 14, 1880 d. 1900 or 1909?. I think Reubin THURSTON could have been buried beside Sallie but has no stone marker. Reubin and Sallie had at least two sons, Wesley and Fulton William. Wesley was b. May 10, 1893 and d. 1970. Fulton William was b. June 8, 1900 and d. July 1995. I am trying to find the birth and death dates of Reubin THURSTON and any information about him.

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14 Apr 1999 submitted by Rruuss207@aol.com
PROFFIT, TAYLOR -

I would appreciate any assistance on the following:
William Benjamin TAYLOR, Nelson Co., b. Jun 1857, d. 19??, Gladstone, Nelson Co. and his Spouse; Ophelia Jane PROFFIT, Nelson Co. and his father; William T. (Thomas?) TAYLOR, b. 1822

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14 Apr 1999 submitted by Susan Overby
BABER, LANE -

I am looking for infromation on my great-grandfather, William Walker Baber, who was born on August 6, 1871 (in Nelson County, I think) and died on April 2, 1931 in Nelson County,VA. He was married to Willie Susan Lane of Albemarle County, VA and they had 9 children--6 girls and 3 boys. Any information will be appreciated.

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12 Apr 1999 submitted by Richard D. Griffin
GRIFFIN, MELTON -

I am looking for information on Doctor GRIFFIN, who was married in Nelson Co. Virginia to Martha P. MELTON on Feb. 2nd 1815. He was Born in Virginia in 1787. Any info on his ancestors will be greatly appreciated.

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12 Apr 1999 submitted by David Hurt
SHEPHERD, WINGFIELD -

James H. Shepherd married Martha Moore Wingfield in Nelson Co. 11/25/1825. Looking for Lineage/information on this union.

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10 Apr 1999 submitted by Rosemary Thomas
ADAMS, COFFEE -

I am researching for Benjamin & Candis W. COFFEE - married (28 Jan. 1836); and for William N. and Anne/Annie ADAMS (their son, J.N. ADAMS married C. E. COFFEE - 20 Dec. 1881). Would like to find approximate area of Nelson County that they lived in. Thank you!

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7 Apr 1999 submitted by Lois Bond Ringham
BOND, SPEARS -

I am looking for information on the John BOND who married M. SPEARS in Nelson Co. Va Dec. 15, 1816. Would like to know M. Spears' 1st name and who their parents were.

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1 Apr 1999 submitted by William Bowling
BOWLING, CAMPBELL -

Seeking information on my great grandparents. Mary CAMPBELL was born in Nelson Co. in 1881 and died in Augusta Co. in 1932. She married Robert Thomas BOWLING, very little is known about him. He died sometime between 1901 and 1918. They had a son, William Thomas BOWLING born in Staunton Va. in 1901. Mary CAMPBELL remarried in 1918 to Robert Lee Furr.

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