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January 4 from Fran Clark

Looking for info on Abraham Moses and son Noah Alexander Moses.   NA Moses
established a mill on Cherrystone Creek near Ragsdale estate about 1867-8.
[He is g-grandfather of Preston Moses, former editor of the Star-Tribune

Need birthdates of both, and parent's names of Abraham.  Also, any sibling
info.  would be helpful.

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January 4 from (wade hampton)

We are searching for information about Collins Hampton (ca1737-1805) m.
(??) and Stephen Hampton (1768-1813) m. Elizabeth Walker (1780-1852).
We believe Collins, the father, and Stephen, the son, were born either
in Pittsylvania or Patrick Co. VA.  They moved from VA to NC and settled
in Surry/Stokes Co. NC.

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January 4 from Gerald Clement <CLEM241@BELLSOUTH.NET

 I need either suggestions or help in attempting to find out what happened
to my great-grandfather, how he died, etc.  I have the following
information only:

David Washington Clayton (nicknamed "King") was born in 1869 in North
Carolina and died on 5-2-1899 in Danville, VA.  It is said that King was
a flagman for the railroad (possibly Southern Railway but not sure of
this) and that he died as a result of a railroad accident.  This is very
sketchy but it is all the info I have.

If you can suggest to me names or web sites that might could help me to
look up what caused my great-grandfather's demise, I would surely
appreciate it.  I don't even know where he is buried, if indeed he is
buried somewhere in Danville or surrounding area. I really hope to see
maybe a newspaper account of this accident and perhaps an obituary, but
I know to not to "hold my breath".   This is one of the few "missing
links" that I have in attempting to trace my paternal lineage.  Thank
you in advance for any help you can offer! You can reach me at
Martha Clayton Clement

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January 4 from Alyce A. Rufi" <

looking for the children of john league and polly betterton,  i know john was son of benjamin league and ann hubbard,but have been
unable to find a listing of the children of john or even his death. any heip or clue would be appreciated.  alyce

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Jan 4 from James E. Craddock" <

I need any reference anyone has that includes Raleigh (or Rawley) S.
(Smith?) Craddock.  He may be the son of Samuel Craddock and Elizabeth
Warren, born about 1805 in Pittsylvania County.  I located his marriage
to Frances West, daughter of Joseph West and Catherine McHaney, 6 Sep
1831 in Pittsylvania County, but I have nothing about his parents.
Raleigh (Rawley) and Frances (Fannie) had three children: John Thomas
Craddock, born in 1832 and twins: Joseph William Craddock and Catherine
Ann Frances Craddock, born abt 1834 (1850 census).  Raleigh apparently
adopted the name Smith (middle name?) and was found in the 1850 and 1860
census in Halifax County.  He is shown as Smith Craddock on the marriage
certificate of his daughter Catherine, and as Raleigh on the marriage
certificate of his son Joseph William.  The marriage certificate of John
Thomas to Mariah Louise Gravins has not been located.

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January 4 from Mary Moore" <>

My great-grandfather (William FLoyd Burks) was married to (Lucy William Vaden) April 11, 1876 in Pittsylvania County, Va.  They
are buried in a small town, Red Oak at their old home place which is still standing.

Any information would be appreciated.

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Jan 4 from Teresa Rigney <

I would like any information on Jasper Billings who was listed in the 1782 census for Pittsylvania Co. Thanks for any help.
Teresa  Rigney

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Jan 4 from Tommy Carter

      I recently unearthed my GGGGrandfather's (Thompson CARTER) tombstone; on
the tombstone it has that he was born 8 Aug 1808 in Pittsylvania Co., VA and
died 5 May 1857 in Madison Co., TN.
     Thompson was married in Halifax Co., VA on 13 Feb 1830 to Nancy W.
YANCEY (also thought to have lived in Pittsylvania Co., VA at one time).  I'm
trying to find out information on both Thompson and Nancy's parents.
     Any information will be appreciated.  THANKS!!!

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Jan 4 from Judy Lienhardt <>

        Museville Christian Church Cemetery

I'm trying to find a couple of ancestors living in Pittsylvania County sometime during 1872-1900, supposely buried in Museville
Christian Church cemetery.  I'm having trouble finding anything on Mary Ann Mcghee who married William Preston Oakeson
1/10/1872.  Mary Ann's parents were Martin and Sarah Heard Mcghee (from Franklin County), William's parents were Joab
and Elizabeth Kirby Oakes (from Pittsylvania).

I am trying to join the United Daughters of the Confederacy and I am stuck right now.  So any light you can shed on the
location of the cemetery would be helpful.  My understanding of the court house, they have no one part-time who can help.

Judith Simpson Lienhardt
POB 14007
Roanoke, VA 24038
(540) 857 7341 Voice
(540) 857-7544 FAX

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Jan 4 from   Dewey Yates <>

i`m searching for any info on alexander yates born 1860 and died 1911 in
danville va.
his wife was agnes young they had several kids
any info would be very helpful

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Jan 4 from Murphy, Patrick" <>

      I'm interested in finding out the location of Cherrystone Creek in
Pittsylvania County.  I'm researching my Griffith ancestors who lived along
the creek in the mid to late 1700's.  Thanks, Patrick Murphy

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Jan 4 from Ken Smith <>

I'm looking for an elusive ancestor MOSES OVERTON. He married in
Pittsylvania Co to Louzana Hankins, Sep 4, 1837; he was mentioned in
deed in 1844; he was listed in 1850 census. Then nothing. His wife and
children are found in the 1860 census of Henry Co, VA but theres no
death record I can find or any other clue. Perhaps someone out there
knows something? His children were:
Elizabeth Overton b. 1839
William T. Overton (1840-1909); married Susan Eanes 11/4/1866
Pittsylvania Co.
Tabitha Overton b. 1843(listed as "Tennie" on 1850 census
Moses Overton Jr.b 1846, married Mary Stephens 11/6/1867 Pittsylvania Co
Mary Overton b.1848
James R. Overtonb.1851 m. M.A. Guilbert 1/15/1885 Henry Co., VA
Sally Overton b 1852
John Holm Overton(1853-1946)m. Nannie Hundley Henry Co., VA
Amanda L. Overton b.1856, m. C.F. Carter 12/24/1890 Henry Co., VA
Letitia Overton b. 1861

Moses Overton's wife, Louzana, was the daughter of Reuben Hankins and
Elizabeth Covington who married 2/7/1800, Pittsylvania Co. Reuben was
grandson of Daniel Hankins, a sheriff in Pittsylvania Co., Va during the
1700's Betsy Covington was the dau of Edmund Covington and Fannie Austin
who married 10/3/1777 in Pittsylvania Co., VA.

With these Pittsylvania Co roots going back so far, there must be
something on my Moses Overton. HELP!!!!

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Jan 4 from

I was born in Danivlle, VA in 1932.  My father was George Harrison Doss who
was married to Mary Ann Amos.  All of my relatives were from Pittsylvania Co.
I have just started to working on the internet.  Would appreciate all the
help I can get on these families.
Thank You

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Jan 4 from Alice Knapp

I'm looking for documents that shows the name of the children for Rubin
Stephens and Edith Hubbard who were married in 4 Nov 1799 in Pittsylvania
Co., VA were. They lived in Pittsylvania Co. from the time of their marriage
and were noted on the tax lists and census of 1820 and 1830 period. Any help
would be most welcome.

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Jan 4 from Lynda Mahorter

I am looking for info on a Thomas Shelton, b. in Pittsylvania Co. in 1802.
He moved to TN in 1806 with his parents.  I am trying to determine if his
parents were Bennett Shelton and Mary Ausling.  Bennett is supposedly the son
of a Thomas Shelton and Jane Bennett.

The reason that I believe that Thomas b. 1802 may be the son of Bennett is
that Thomas' second son was named Bennett Lindley Shelton.

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Jan 4 from Barb Graves

Would like to hear from anyone connected to Ulyses Grant Doss who married
Virginia Frances Brumfield in Pittsylvania Co. VA.  They are my grandparents.
 I would like any info on the relatives those two grandparents. I was born in
Danville, VA and moved to Illinois in 1956.

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Jan 4 from Mike Parrish

 Parrish and Richardson Families of Pittsylvania County

I am seeking any information on the following people:
William Perkins Parrish m. Rebecca Frances Stone and Lucinda Walker, lived
near Callands, tobacco farmer
William Cephus Parrish married Mary L. Hicks from Henry County in 1868, farmer
Celeste Sussanne Parrish, educator in VA and GA
Joseph Cephus Parrish who married Minnie Maude Richardson in 1908, daughter
of Permelia Ann Carter and James H. Richardson, siblings Charles, Joseph
C.,Tom, and James E. or Ed, store owner in Westover community.
Also looking for the location of the Richardson family graveyard somewhere on
Westover Drive.
Any information greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Jan 4 from George & Betty" <

Would appreciate any and all information on "Jacob SARTAIN born about 1770 in Pittsylvania County, VA so I've been told.
I was also told that his father was also named Jacob SARTAIN, and that his Grandfather was a "John SARTAIN" of
Culpeper County, VA. . I would appreciate any information on his mother and father and if he had any brothers and sisters. I
have searched for my G-G-Grandfathe Jacob SARTAIN (1770) most of my adult life. Any help and information would be
appreciated. Thank you for your time, kindness and help.
                                George M. Atwood, Idaho, USA

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Jan 4 from  "Lewis Garrett" <>

THOMAS GARRETT  and wife Anne Curry moved to Pittsylvania County and had several children.  I am looking for information on the
descendants of Thomas.  I have information on son LEVI GARRETT.  Other children are: Salley, Peggy, Isaac, James, Jesse, John, Ann,
Rebeckah and Elizabeth.

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Jan 4 from  Robin K Duncan <>

i am in search of the ancestors of  James allmond and tamsey lou potter
allmond . any information will be greatly appreciated.all i know is that
they are from pittsylvania county.they are related to my husband.

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Jan 4 from  Mary  Nelson <>

John Thompson, Jr. m. Polly Edwards in Pittsylvania Co. VA  5 Sept,
1814.  Was he the son of John Thompson Sr., whose will was filed in
Mecklenburg Co. VA , 1829?
Mary Nelson

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Jan 4 from Nelda Husko

I am looking for information about the marriage of Job Hamblen and Eleanor
Mullings about 1780 in Pittsylvania Co. VA

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Jan 4 from Morton Dorothy

Archibald and Diskin Grant operated "Watkins Mills" on Cascade Creek,
Pittsylvania Co. VA, between 1836 and 1850. Where was the mill located? Is
there any historical info about the mill? Does anyone have any info about
these Grants? They were from Caswell and Rutherford Co. NC, and moved to
Jefferson Co. IL around 1857.

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Jan 4 from James Ross <>

I am trying to locate the ancstry of the late John Jesse Ross. He died
in 1964 or 1965

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Jan 4 from "Dede Mines" <>

  My mother, Edith Frances Overman, was born on 17 March 1917 in Pittsylvania
County to Altson (Alston) Arlendo (Lendo) Overman (April 1877) and Caroline Augusta Chappel
Overman (1875).  The post office on her birth certificate is Sandy Level.  Apparently, they
moved back and forth between Virginia and North Carolina.  I have had  great difficulty in
locating my gr-grandparents whom I believe were named David Hatch Overman and Julianne Freeman
Overman.  They don't seem to be included on any census.  Any information on this line would be
greatly appreciated.

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Jan 4 from Bim Tudor

I am researching the family of Robert and Martha Tudor, born circa 1785, in a
portion of Henry County that is now Patrick County, VA.  I am interested in
their ancestry and am posting this message in Pittsylvania County as the land
now comprising Patrick County used to be a part of Pittsylvania County.  Any
help would be greatly appreciated.

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Jan 4 from "Wanda J. Cole" <>

My husband's gr gr grandfather was a James Morton, who was born in Va in
about 1802.  He married twice.  Once to a louann Wells in Jackson Co,
Ala in about 1820.  And second to a Susanna Alexander in Jackson Co,
Ala.  In 1830 Alabama Census, James is listed next to an Isaiah Morton.
On the same page in 1820, Pittsylvania Co, VA, I find an Isaiah Morton
and a David Morton.
In 1830 James and Susanna Morton moved back to KY near her parents where
another daughter is born to them.  From there this Alexander family and
James Morton and family move to Missouri in 1832/3.
It is said that James Morton's sister was Nancy Morton.  She married an
Alexander and named a son David.
I seek the relationships between David Morton and Isaiah Morton who
appear in the 1820 USCensus.  I found a Isaiah Morton's father, mother,
and siblings in Pittsylvania. I seek relationships between David Morton
and James and Nancy Morton.  Was he their father?
Thanks, Wanda Cole

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Jan 4 from Sherry Berger Ellison

Doyle Ancestors...1800's

Looking for info on Doyle Ancestors in or near Pittyslvania County, Campbell
County, Sycamore, Leesville...Virginia

During the mid 1800's, Sarah Cooper Doyle had six children, Mildred, Emerson,
Eliza, Mary Elizabeth, Parris and Peter.  They had the last name of Lee.
Sarah married a Doyle and had one more child named Mattie.  Doyle adopted the
other six children changing their last name to Doyle.

Do any of these names look familiar?
Mildred Doyle
Emerson Doyle
Eliza Doyle
Mary Elizabeth Doyle
Parris Doyle
Elizabeth Doyle
Mattie Doyle

Some Doyles stayed in Virginia...many Doyles settled in Iowa.

Thank you,
Sherry Berger Ellison

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Jan 4 from

Seeking information about my ggggrandfather William H. Camp who was born in
1804,  in Pennsylvania County. He married Catherine Whitehead, born 1810 in
Virginia in 1927.  Seking information on his father and mother, place of
mariage and burial.  Also any information on Camp's living in Pennsylvania
County diring that time period.  Thank you for your time.

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Jan 4 from F Dave Atkinson <>

1690 Thomas Atkinson was born. Where was he born? We found Charles Atkinson
1624 Census Elizabeth City. Thomas lived in Pittsylvania county as well as
his descendants.
F Dave Atkinson
117 Somerset Place
Lompoc CA 93436
805 736 5706

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Jan 4 from  Pamela Hancock-Ruiz

My request may seem somewhat different from that of others doing research on
their families.  You see the family I am trying to find is not related to me,
nor does the time line go back hundreds of years.
I am trying to help my father, Clyde F. Hancock, find the family of a fallen
comrade from the Korean War.  The young soldiers name was Calvin C. Grant,
age 24, died 24 April 1951, Killed in Action during the Korean War.  This
young man listed Pittsylvania, VA as his hometown.  Soon after his death his
widow gave birth to a child.  My father and another veteran are trying to
find this family. Calvin C. Grant died in the arms of his friend and the
memory of that moment has never left that soldiers mind. We realize that many
years have passed and that the family may have moved on or even be deceased,
yet this is an endeavor that we must undertake.  Any leads or information on
how to go about finding the names of the widow/children would be greatly
I thank you for taking the time to read this and for your help in this
matter. The friends left behind of Calvin C. Grant thank you.
Please contact me at the above email address or contact my father, Clyde F.
Hancock, at
Again, we thank you!
                                        Pamela Hancock-Ruiz

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Jan 4 from

I am trying to find information on a man named William Freeman or Freeman
Williams. He was born between 1927 through 1932. If you have any information
please email me.

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Jan 4 from

BERRYMAN REYNOLDS married NANCY ADKINS 16 November 1829 Pittsylvania
or in 1816 depending on source.
Berryman is found in the Pittsylvania 1830 census.  Can anyone give me info
on him and his family? I am especially interested to know if he is the father
of Joseph REYNOLDS and grandfather to Demarius RENYOLDS.
Many thanks!

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Jan 4 from   lee & gilda morris <>

. i am looking for my wife's
mother's grandmother, gilla anne oakes. my wife was named after her, except
for the one letter change. i can find nothing on her, but believe she was
born in pittslvania  county. she married john william hines. they had at
least one child, maggie dale hines, who married john samuel stanfield. if
you can help, i'd appreciate it.

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January 21 from Roy Johnson

I would like to find the parents Names of Col Haynes Morgan,  b. abt 1751, Wales, d. Mar 22, 1794/1795, Halifax, VA, married Oct
27, 1774, Halifax, VA, Mary Thompson, b. abt 1753, children: Mary, Elizabeth L., Haynes Morgan 2nd, Mary.

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January 21 from Richard Olderman <
        Richard Olderman <>

Have you come across any references to a plantation, existing
around 1846, on the Dan River,  called Bachelor's Hall and the family that
owned it -- Decatur Jones and his wife Nancy Harriet Keene Jones?

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Jan 21 from Michelle Donnelly <>

I am hoping to find some information on Gallant (aka Garland, Garlint)
Ayers/Ayres. Gallant is believed to have been born between 1770-1775 in
Pittsylvania County, VA. He is listed in Surry County NC and in Buncombe
County NC census. His will was Filed in Buncombe County in 1831, and he
died in Yancey county NC. He paid taxes in Franklin County Ga, in 1807
also. He witnessed the will of Mordica Mendenhall in Guilford County in
1803. Although I have much info on his descendants, I have been unable
to locate parents or siblings. I believe that he may be the child of
Moses Ayers, and am looking for anyone who can provide information to
this effect. Old family rumor is that his mother was Cherokee, and that
is why we can't find information. This is unsubstantiated rumor. Can
anyone out there help? Any information would be MUCH APPRECIATED!!!
Thanks in advance for anything sent my way!

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Jan 21 from    sally hurt <>

Need information/parents  on GEORGE NATHANIEL WILSON
living in Danville, PITTSYLVANIA, Virginia in 1888,
married to ROSE LEE JEFFRESS,Keysville,Va on 9-5-1888.

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Jan 21 from   "LaMona Phillips" <>

Benjamin Walrond/Waldron married wife(1) Elizabeth? about 1775/1780 they were in Halifax County, VA, proof land deed 11 Oct
1777 Benjamin Walrond of Henrico purchased 300a while in Halifax County, VA, from a Harwood and Mary Bacon on the branches
of Runaway Creek deed Bk 10, pp 320.321 Elizabrth signs a release of Dower 18 Nov 1779 and again 21 Oct 1784 this is the last
know record we have of Elizabeth she died about 1787/1788. Benjamin Walrond/ married (2) August 6, 1788 Pittsylvania County,
VA, to Lucy Ellington the daughter of Jeremiah Ellington born August 6, 1770, so I need a marriage date for Benjamin and
Elizabeth??? Benjamin and Lucy moved to Campbell County, VA, they are recorded there for 1810 census. Will share. LaMona

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Jan 21 from Cindy Taylor

 I am trying to find my
grandparents' ancestors and I live in Scott Depot, West Virginia, about a 5
hour drive from the area my grandparents were born.  I wish it were closer
because I would be visiting more often.  So I am quite often on the internet
looking for clues, especially your website.

Last fall I was visiting relatives who live in Hurt, Virginia, and decided to
look for family cemeteries near that area. My family, the Roark Family, used
to live in a town called Jacobsville, which is no longer a town, and is close
to Hurt.  My gr-gr grandfather, James Edward Roark and his wife, Tabitha
Shields Roark, operated Roark Mill from about 1880 through about 1920.  I
spotted a cemetery in a field off of Roark Mill Road and discovered the
graves of my gr-gr aunt and her family.  I took pictures of some of the
tombstones (unfortunately I ran out of film).  I didn't know if you wanted to
list this cemetery since I really don't have good directions to get there.
(All I can tell you is that we drove down Prospect Road, past New Prospect
Baptist Church, for several miles til the road forks, stay to your right and
then make a right on Roark Mill Road.  Go several miles, not sure how many,
didn't seem too far though.  The cemetery is on a hill top on the left side
of the road near a large barn.  It is easy to spot but you have to climb a
fence to get to it and the cemetery is also fenced.  As you go down the hill
past the cemetery, Jacobs Road is to your left.  If you stay on Roark Mill
Road, it takes you to Motley.)  The next time I visit, I will try and get
better directions to it.

Wyatt W. Walker, Born Jan. 22, 1827, Died Jan. 1, 1899
Sarah C. Walker, Wife of W. W. Walker, Born May 10, 1836, Died July 11, 1895
Thaddeus A. Walker, Son of W. W. & S. C. Walker, Born Apr. 27, 1860, Died
      20, 1888
R. E. Walker, Born Apr. 30, 1858, Died Dec. 11, 1922
Dolly R. Walker, Wife of R. E. Walker, Born Oct. 19, 1863, Died Feb. 26, 1931
(Note:  Dolly's maiden name is Roark - She is the daughter of James Edward
Roark and Tabitha Shields Roark.  Her name is also spelled wrong on the
tombstone, should be Dollie)
Willie B. Walker, Son of R. E. & Dollie A. Walker, Born Jan. 14, 1886, Died
in France
       Oct. 10, 1918
Sallie C. Walker, Daughter of R. E. & Dollie A. Walker, Born Apr. 26, 1887,
        Sept. 10, 1897
Rufus E. Walker, Son of R. E. & Dollie A. Walker, Born Nov. 19, 1888, Died
May 30,
James T. Walker, Son of R. E. & Dollie A. Walker, Born Nov. 20, 1896, Died
Nov. 10,
Lucian Walker, Son of R. E. & Dollie A. Walker, Born Dec. 25, 1902, Died Aug.
Sue Ella W. Farmer, Jan. 26, 1866 - July 19, 1895
Andrew P. Walker, March 18, 1881 - June 29, 1938
William Wirt Walker, June 28, 1871 - July 6, 1896

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Jan 21 from Laura Irby

Am looking for any descendants of George Zacharias Irby 1794-1871.  He was
married to Polly Davis circa 1800-?.  I have his children as:  Thomas b.
1835, Julia b. 1840, Peter b. 1837, Frances b. 1825 and my husbands
ggrandfather, Zachariah b. 1817.  There may be others.  Any connections
greatly appreciated.
Happy Familying

Laura Irby

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Jan 21 from Shelly Dooley

Rhoda Ward COOLEY died in 1846 in Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
(Her obit was in Hillsboro, NC, newspaper.)   I believe she may have been
living with a married daughter, whose name I don't know.  Would appreciate
any help.  Thanks.
Shelly Dooley, Indianapolis, IN

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Jan 21 from .L. Ray Pigg

Greetings from Amelia Island!!

I am searching for some conformation about the birth of my G-grandfather
William L. Pigg (Maybe William Larkin Pigg).  He was born in 1811 in VA, died
in 1885 and is buried in Sevier County, TN.

>From an  ancestory chart for William Gregory Richards I find that a William
Pigg was born in 1811 in Pittsylvania Co, Va.  He was the son of John Pigg
and Polly King.  John was the son of Hezekiah Ford Pigg who was in turn the
son of John Ghent Pigg.

If you could point me in the right direction for me to confirm that the
William Pigg referred to in this ancestory chart is my William L. Pigg, I
would forever be grateful.

Thanks...........L. Ray Pigg      Amelia Island, FL

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Jan 21 from   "Janet Fentress" <>

Hi - my name is Janet Fentress and I have just recently started researching my husband's family.  The Bassett genealogy library has been a
wonderful source and a lot of help to me.  I thought you might be interested in what little family history I have gathered on the Owenline in
Pittsylvania County.  My mother-in-law was a Owen before marrying and her father was born and raised just off what is now Route 40 barely
into Pittsylvania County, very close to Penhook.  The census records list the area as"Pigg River District".  The house where he was raised is
still there although now only used to store tobacco, potatoes, and junk.  Across the road we found the old family cemetary and I will list our
findings there.  It is quite overgrown and probably no one knows it is there except for a very few.  Following is my findings so far on the family:
William T. Owen - b. June 2, 1821, d. May 13, 1891. married Sarah E. Gilbert d/o John Gilbert August 21, 1848. (I think the "E" stands for
"Elizabeth" but am not sure) Both are buried in the family cemetary.
They had 8 children of which 4 lived to maturity (1900 census):
    John - 1m. 1850 census
    E....  b. May 1851
    Julia Ann  - d. 1856 aged 10 months
    William T. - b. Aug 1861, d. Nov. 1861
    Walter Jackson - b. Aug. 29, 1865, d. January 16, 1934
    baby - b. Nov 28, 1866, d. Nov. 29, 1866
    Robert Lee - b. April(?) 28, 1867, d. Sept. 29, 1943 (buried in family cemetary)
my information on the above is obviously fragmented

Walter Jackson Owen - b. August 29, 1865, d. Jan. 16, 1934. married Sallie Jane "Tommie" Davis July 4, 1889.
     They are both buried in the family cemetary.  Sallie Jane was born Oct. 15, 1869 and died Nov. 25, 1941.  Her parents are Thomas Franklin
Davis - b. 10/25/1846, d. Aug. 1869 and Susan Davidson Davis - b. Jan 22, 1846, d. Apr. 9, 1922. They are both buried in the family cemetary.
children of Walter & Sallie:
Lola - b. Apr. 1890
Lena - b. Sept. 1891
Edith Mae - b. May 22, 1892, d. Oct. 14, 1963 (buried in family cemetary)
William Frank - b. Aug 16, 1895, d. July21, 1984 (my husband's grandfather, buried Roselawn, Martinsville)
Lillian - b. Feb 1899
Claude - b. 1901 or 1902, d. July 1962 (?)
I have more research to do on these children. I know Edith, Lillian and Claude all died in Pittsylvania County.
Naturally I have extensive information on William (we called him "Daddy Frank") but he lived his adult life in Franklin County and later Henry

other headstones in the cemetary are as follows:
Sallie B. Owen b. 10/21/1859, d. 9/19/1889; wife of J.A. Davis
John B. Quarles  Co.E  6 VA. Cav  CSA
Mary B. wife of John B. Qualles (2 different spellings), died with LaGrippe, b. 6/15/1824, d. 12/16/1891
Joseph C. Drury - b. March 27, 1863, d. June 18, 1891 or 1894
There are also several stones with no writing on them.

I hope this information will be interest to you. I am quite a novice at all this so am probably not very organized.  If you or anyone would like to
contact me about any of the above my e-mail address is  Eventually I plan to spend a day in the courthouse as I just live
in Martinsville.

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Jan 21 from   "WilkPoncho" <WilkPoncho@Cinternet.Net>

        Researching the surname: POLLEY.  My gggrandfather, David Polley was born in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia abt. 1780.  He had two
known brothers, William and James.  All three were in Adair Co., Ky. in 1803 or before.  I have been unable to find the parents of
Daivd Polley.  His parents were probably born abt 1759 or before in Pittsylvania or Halifax Co.,
Any information on any Polley in Virgina prior to 1780 will be most helpful.

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Jan 21 from  Cindy Hall Driscoll -

ISO any information regarding George BOWLES b. c1842 in Pittsylvania Co., VA
(according to his marriage record in Washington Co., VA).  George BOWLES'
parents were William A. BOWLES & Martha A. _____.  George BOWLES married on
1-29-1867 in Washington Co., VA to Martha A. MERRITT (d/o Wm. S. & Catherine
WILHELM MERRITT of Botetourt Co.).  I have been at a "brick wall" for years
on my BOWLES family and any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you, Cindy Hall Driscoll -

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Jan 21 from    "Crystal Lee" <>

I am searching for info on the following family.
Generation No. 1

1.  JOHN1 MCDOWELL  He married EUNICE A. WEATHERFORD.  She was born

Moved to Pitts. Co., VA after the death of her husband from Halifax,

2. i. JOSEPH T.2 MCDOWELL, b. 1835, Pittsylvania Co., VA; d. October
06, 1909, Climax, VA.

Generation No. 2

2.  JOSEPH T.2 MCDOWELL (JOHN1) was born 1835 in Pittsylvania Co., VA,
and died October 06, 1909 in Climax, VA.  He married MARTHA F. MAHAN
October 15, 1857.  She was born 1838, and died 1894 in Climax, VA.


Generation No. 3


Children of JOHN MCDOWELL and NELLIE are:
4. i. FLOYD DAY4 MCDOWELL, b. December 02, 1895; d. December 15, 1968.

This info came from the Danville Library's McDowell file in their
genealogy dept.
Crystal Lee

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Jan 21 from Elizabeth Vaughan Mingus

My grandparents Susan E. (Cole) and Thomas Edwin Vaughan were married in
Laurel Grove, Va (Pittsylvania County) on November 21, 1888.  Her parents are
listed as A. F. and Lucy Cole.  I have no listing for the parents of my
grandfather.  She died in Lunenburg County on March 14, 1930 and is buried in
Victoria, Va.  My grandfather died in Alexandria, Va on March 24, 1948 and is
also buried in Victoria, Va.
Susan was born June 4, 1873 but I do not know where.  Thomas was born October
15, 1860 and I have no birthplace for him either.
I would appreciate hearing from any one that has information that would help
in tracing this family tree.

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Jan 21 from Zahn Burdick

I am looking for information in Pittsylvania County VA for early Chaney and
Burton families. I can trace my Chaney line back to Pulaski Co KY. Obadiah
Chaney states in records that he was born in VA. He married Elizabeth ?. I
think her maiden name was Burton as they named their first son John Burton
and there were Burtons in Pulaski Co who migrated from Pittsylvania Co VA.
In looking at your web site (excellent) I noticed that om 1820 census there
are  two William Burtons and Ezekial and Jacob Chaney. Earlier records show
Jacob, James and Ezekial Chaey in the county in 1767, and Elisha and James
Burton in 1782.
Is there anyone researching BURTON or CHANEY families?
Zahn Burdick

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Jan 21 from "dale mclaughlin" <>

I am researching a line from pittsylvania county with the surname of joyce.
martha ann joyce, born may 31, 1882 in the danville, va area. at this time,
i do not know who her parents were. if anyone knows any information on this
line, please e-mail me at
thank you

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Jan 21 from Bill Fitzgerald" <>

 I've been trying to locate some Fitzgerald
ancestors and wonderd if you might point me in the right direction.

My great-grandfather, William Harrison Fitzgerald, moved from Pittsylvania
county in the 1830s or 1840s with his family,(including his wife, Jane
Calland Fitzgerald, and his father, Walter Fitzgerald). They settled in
North Mississippi, where the Fitzgerald family flourished for more than a
century. A few years ago, I met Ed Fitzgerald of Gretna, Virginia (this is
the younger Ed). We became close friends and figured we must be related, but
we could not find a "paper trail" proving it. Ed's family descends from
Edmund Boxley Fitzgerald (born in 1745).  The first Edmund Fitzgerald may
have had a brother named Walter. That is the connection we are trying to

Have you come across any official documents concerning Edmund, Walter or
William ?

I hope this question isn't too much of an imposition and will gratefully
anticipate your response.
Bill Fitzgerald
Creative Group Head
CJRW, Inc.
303 W. Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR  72201

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Jan 21 from  "mounty" <>

I am trying to find information about a man who lived in Danville, Va around 1900. His name was Albert Swann Hudson. I did find an
Albert Hudson in the Greene County Va. 1850 census.  That early Hudson was a  school teacher.  The Albert Swann Hudson I seek
had a daughter in Danville in 1922 but soon left the area and the mother never mentioned him again. His daughter is now in her 70's
and trying to learn more about her father. If anyone knows anything about this Albert Swann Hudson I would like to help her (she is
not an internet user).  Thank you, Marie

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Jan 21 from D. Davis

I am hoping that you may provide me with for an address that I can find on
the web to give me some information on Moses Hubbard and his son, Moses A.
Hubbard. I am looking for either tax records and genealogical charts.   Do
you know of anywhere on the web that I may find them, or should I write the
vanc genealogy society for that information......(I am a member)
Thanks for any information that you may provide......
D. Davis

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Jan 21 from  SANDY C MANN <>

Hope you can help....Have you run across anyone researching the Carper
family in Danville?
My great great grandfather is suppose to be buries there.  He died ca
1920.  His name was
William Charles Carper.  Do you have any cemetery books on this county?
I am in Birmingham, and am having a hard time finding what I need.
Any help would be appreciated.
thanks ,
Sandy Mann

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Jan 21 from   "Robert N. Marion" <>

CARTER, Joseph was made recommended for ensign in the Pittsylvania Co
Militia in Feb 1777.
In 1778 he married Nancy Menefee in Henry Co. VA.  How can I find out more
information about the Militia and would it tell me where Joseph might be
from or who his family is?  Anything greatly appreciated.  Joseph is my grgr
grandfather and brick wall.
Lynn Marion

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Jan 21 from  "Robert N. Marion" <>

CARTER,  George Capt was Captain in the Pittsylvania Co Militia, I believe
in 1780's.
Does anyone know anything about this George CARTER?  Or how I can find out
about him and the Militia?
Lynn Marion

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Jan 21 from  "reesa" <>

Subject: Gabriel Shelton 1777

In 1777 Pittsylvania County Virginia Gabriel Shelton signed an oath of allegiance to the newly formed United States of America. Does anyone
know who his children are?
 My great great grandfather Gabriel Shelton b.1831 in Stokes County, NC, is the first born son of William Shelton b.1800 VA. I am wondering if
perhaps my William Shelton is a son of the Gabriel in the 1777 list who names his son ( Gabriel ) after his father. Any help would be appreciated.
S. Covington

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Jan 21 from Cindy Davis

 I am acturally looking for in-laws of my Doss family.  Amy Keese,
born 1775 married John Doss (born1745) married 1775.  Also, two generations
later, esther Jane Britt married to William Henry Doss born 1851 in
Pittsylvania County.  Thank you.  Cindy Davis

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Jan 21 from     Jo Anne Atkinson <>

Family of Thomas J and Jane Hodnett

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Jan 21 from Jackie Humphrey <>

Would like corresp. with anyone researching William NASH b. 1768, m.
1827 Pittsylvania Co. VA Catherine CRAIN. Trying to ascertain if Crain
was widow of Conrad Crain who d. 1818 Pitts VA. Nash prob. had prev. wf
and ch. Anyone know this family? When and where did Wm Nash die?
Jackie Humphrey

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Jan 21 from  petecokr <>

HAMPTON, Talitha was born about 1820 [census approximation] in VA.
Scraps of information lead me to believe she was of the Cascade
HAMPTONS. Any information on her lineage would be very happil;y
received. please and thank you,
pete coker, Oviedo, FL 32765. <>

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Jan 21 from  Sandi Partin

Hezekiah Pigg married Peggy Pams (possibly Parris) August 1795 in Harrison Co., Kentucky.  There was a Hezekiah Pigg that received a land
grant in Pittsylvania Co., VA in 1779 and 1784.  He was also on the 1782 Census.  If there is there a connection?  Are they the same person,
brothers, father and son?  Thanks, Sandi Partin

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Jan 21 from Ellen

I am seeking information on any William or Thomas Seymour born in the mid

I have a great grandmother by the name of Lelia Redd Seymour born Nov. 30,
1874 and died Jan. 16, 1960.  She was born in Cascade, VA and died in
Rockingham Co, NC - stoneville.  Her parents on her death certificate are
listed as William Seymour and Mary Matthews.

Some believe that Mary Matthews was known as Mary "Mollie" Matthews.  She was
born Aug. 6, 1851 and died Aug. 17, 1933.  She is said to be buried in the
Cascade Cemetery...
Some believe that Lelia's father and Mary's husband was one Thomas B.
Seymour.  I believe this William Seymour and Thomas B. Seymour are the same
person and would like help finding information on him and his family.
Perhaps the B stood for Billy short for William.... I have no idea.  But I
will go by William Seymour since that is what Lelia's daughter, Gertrude
King, gave as the name of Lelia's father for her death certificate.

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Jan 21 from Sandie Morrison

I just picked up the info you had submitted to the VA GenWeb on Pittsylvania Co deaths.  I just recently started researching my mother's
family.  Her father, Roy Oakes was the gg grandson of William H Oakes.  I was delighted to find the info from you on Margaet Kirby, daughter
of Daniel and Catherine Oakes. Every bit of info I pick up is one more piece to the Oakes family tree.  Any info you have and would be willing to
share is most welcome.
Sandie Morrison

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Jan 21 from  Norman R Barber <>

I am trying to find information on who the
father of Joseph Barber might be:
  b. abt 1765 Pittsylvania Co., VA.
 md 1 Jean Goad (2) Nancy Goad.
 I have the following brothers and sisters
of Joseph Barber:
Hezekiah Barber  b. abt 1766 Pittsylvania Co., VA
spouse  Elizabeth Smith
Randolph Barber b. abt 1768   Pittsylvania Co.,VA
spouse  Mary Foster
Elisha Dyer Barber b. abt 1769 Pittsylvania Co.,VA
Spouse  Drusilla Priscilla Thurman
William Barber b. abt 1772   Pittsylvania Co., VA
Spouse  Nancy Turley
Allen Barber b. abt 1775    Pittsylvania Co., VA
spouse Isabel McDaniel
Shadrack Barber b. 1783  Pittsylvania Co., VA
spouse Sally Winfree
I would appreciate any information that you might have
or reference of people to contact with regards to finding
this information.  Any information to the above as to who
the father might be of any of the above individuals.  I would
be happy to pay for this information.

Norman Barber
Ph# 435-792-3035

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Jan 21 from Brian Martin Goolsby.

  I live in Mechanicsville, VA just outside
of Richmond.  I did a web search and found my uncle's name listed under your
His name is Rawley M. Goolsby, Jr.  He was killed in WWII and is burried in
Chatham.  I'm looking for family information about the Goolsby's and the
My grandfather was Rawley Martin Goolsby and I think he was from Danville.
My grandmother was Ann Bendall Goolsby.  My dad, Paul Carter Goolsby, was
born in Richmond and raised in Danville.  The aforementioned family members
are all deceased. My mom tells me that my grandfather is burried in Chatham,
where there are also many Paul Goolsby's burried.  My aunt was Nancy Marie
Goolsby Grau and she was very familiar with the family history, but she is
now deceased.  I have visited your site in the past and was unable to find
any Goolsby or Bendall information.  When my uncle's name came up I was
thrilled.  It was the first link to my family I have found.  Thank you for
publishing that.  Do you have any suggestions or links to help me find
Goolsby and Bendall information in the Danville, Pittsylvania or Chatham
areas?  Thank you for any information.
Brian Goolsby or

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Jan 21 from  "Daniel W. Miller" <>

I had an address for a local library there of,
but when I tried it, it would not go through, so the address must be in
error.  Someone online suggested I try there.  I am looking for
something I saw on this line;  a reference to something called Roberts
Papers by Tolva Roberts Whitehead.  I have Roberts in Virginia but do
not know where they came from.  thank you, Mary Miller

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Feb 7 from Judy

I am looking for a marriage date of a Solomon Seal to a Nancy Thompson who
was from Pittsylvania ,VA and later moved to Hancock County TN.

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Feb 7 from "John (or) Lynne Tweedell" <>

 I am looking for information on William Tweedwell/Tweedell/Tweedle who I think
resided in Pittsylsvania County in the 1700's. His will was probated in 1794. We think, he had four sons: Benjamin, Silas,
William and John. There may have been a son named George. One daughter: Sarah. William's wife's name was Abigail. The
daughter, Sarah, married James Nelson. Any info you can provide will be appreciated.
John Tweedell

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Feb 7 from  Sidney Scholl <>

 Susan C. LEFTWICH (dau. of Dr. William LEFTWICH, physician of Bedford
Co.VA, and
Elizabeth [Smith] CALLAND) m. Col William T. SMITH, of Lynchburg, VA, 4
Oct 1837.  They had 5 children:  John H. b1838, Matty A. b1840, Samuel
L. b1845, George W. b1847, and Bettie L. b1849.
(Mattie A. SMITH m. Frank T. POLLARD, 26 Jul 1859, in Campbell Co.)
 [Dr. William LEFTWICH, is the son of Cpt John LEFTWICH and Susannah
SMITH.  Elizabeth
(Smith) CALLAND is the dau of Samuel SMITH and Sarah WARD.  In addition
to Susan C., Dr.
William and Elizabeth  had two other children:  William Leftwich and
Samuel S. Leftwich - these
brothers relocated to Louisiana before 1850.]
 Col William T. Smith’s family appears in the 1850/VA Census for
Campbell Co., City of
Lynchburg.  Col William died 31 Dec 1856 (I have no info on his
ancestry).  His widow Susan and
children appear in the 1860/VA Census for Campbell Co., City of
Lynchburg & 1870/VA Census for Pittsylvania Co., Chatham PO.  Susan has
not been found in the 1880/VA Census.
 Would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who may have information
about this family.
 Audrey Leftwich Scholl

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Feb 7 from Vonna

Hi, I am trying to locate info on parents of Mumford Sled Taylor  b 1798 in
Pittsylvania Co. and his wife Mildred Shackelford.  Both born in the county
and married there in 1817.  His parents were Obadiah Taylor and Mary Choice
but that is as far as I have gotten with Obadiah's line.  Two other brothers
also married Shackelford sisters.  About mid 1830's these three couples moved
to Missouri.I would appreciate any info on these families you can give me.

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Feb 7 from Vicki Bailey Waln

 My great-great grandfather , Ferdinand Jackson Baileywas born in Pittsyvania countyon 11/5/1837.  near Toshes Virginia.  He
immigrated to Hancock County indiana and in 1862 married Virginia Holliday.  They had four children.  Martha( who married a
James Parker) where unknown.   Nellie Scruggs (later Harvey Pontius) ( where of the first marriage unknown.)  Etta (who married
Warren Eakins) in Indiana , Emma( who married Robert L. Staley (in Indiana) and later Charles Eaton; and Charles Henry my great
grandfather.  I know that Ferdinand traveled back and forth between Indiana and Virginia and after his wife died he moved back to

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Feb 7 from Steve Covington

I am researching The Joseph Austin Family and Edward Covington Family of Pittsylvania
County. This is a bit of the info I have now . Joseph Austin b. 1730-35 VA married Wealthy Prewit in Nov 1777 in
Pittsylvania Co. I have been told that this couple had a daughter born before the marriage (1750-1760) named Frances
"Fanny" Prewet who married my 4th Great Grandfather Edward Covington in April 1777  Pitts. Co. In Oct. 1787 Pittsylvania
Co. Joseph Austin sells to Edmond/Edward Covington ( his son-in-law?) land on the fork of the Sandy River. Does anyone
know the ancestry of this Edward Covington? Where did Edward live prior to coming to Pitts. Co.? Did his family move with
the Austins who I understand came from Lunenburg Co.? Edward had a son named Joseph Covington who was born in Pitts.
Co around 1780 and later moved to Rockingham Co NC. Does anyone know who he married ca. 1800. Any help would be
appreciated. Thanks

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Feb 7 from  "Elizabeth Sly" <>

COCHRAN, Abner  -- listed on the 1767  Pittsylvania Co. Tax lists.  He may be the same Abner Cochran who prepared his
will in Greene Co., GA in 1819.  Does anyone know the names of Abner's parents, with documentation?  Some researchers
report that Abner is the son of William/Jemima (Brame) Cochran.  I would enjoy corresponding with anyone connected with
this Cochran family.  Liz Sly

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Feb 12 from "Sue Waite-Langley" <>


Could use some help with this mystery.  Moses EDWARDS aka Moses HOPPER an illegitimate child born  1762 in
Pittsylvania Co. to a Mr. HOPPER and a Miss EDWARDS per his Rev. War Pension.  He was bound out to a Mr. William
TRAINUM of Pittsylvania Co. under the name Moses EDWARDS.  Due to the harsh treatment he received from Trainum he
ran away and joined the army using the name Hopper.  When he left the army he went to Guilford Co., NC where he had
family...especially an Uncle Charles GILLEY.  He resided there for 30 years and may have married.  Ultimately he married a
Mary TWEEDLE and moved to Grayson Co., KY where he spent the rest of his life.  Moses may have had half brothers
Gillium and Raleigh HOPPER...and possibly a Thomas and Absalom HOPPER as well.  It has been suggested that his
mother's name was Elizabeth and that her surname may have been GILLEY...and that she may have later married a Mr.
BROWN.  She may have been the Elizabeth EDWARDS who married a Samuel BROWN.  This is all terrribly confusing and
I'd appreciate any help you can offer.   Pls contact me if you can shed any light on any of these people.

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Feb 12 from  Sue Crawford <>

I'm trying to locate information on the parents of Edward Adkins.  He
was married to Mary Frye and they lived in the Chatham during the late
1700's.  He died about 06/19/1826.  They had the following
children all born in Pittsylvania County, Va:  John m: SarahOwen;
Drury S. m: Susannah Price they moved to Dickson/Houston County, TN in
1806; Alcy m: William Oakes they moved to Halifac County, VA; Susannah
m: Jesse T. Carter; Ann m: John Mitchell, Ann died in
04/03/1868 Pittsylvania County, VA.

There is a possible third son, Abner,  I found only a deed indicating
him as a son.  This could also be a second name for John, of the
relatives researching I'm the only one with this information on Abner.

Any help on the parents of Edward or any other member would be

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Feb 12 from "Jean Terry" <>

Looking for information to find parents of Friend S. Terry, born 1795
Pittslyvania and married Nancy Corder in 1824, had three male children age
fifteen to twenty living in household in 1830 and two female children under
five years. I am also looking for decendents. I do not know if Friend L.
Terry is the same person but he married Emily Rowe in 1836 in Pike Co. Ky.
My husband's family is from Friend L. Terry.
Jean Terry, Orlando, Fla.

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Feb 12 from Mary E. (Price) Smith

I am researching the following Price's from Pittsylvania county;
Thomas Price  1730-1792
Reece Price 1755(b.Pittsyvania Co.) -1830(d. Rockingham county)

If you know anything about this Price line either prior to Thomas' father Rice or anyone else researching the line I would
appreciate whatever you can give me.  I am brand new to geneology.

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Feb 12 from Mary

I wondered if you might have any record of a George Watson married a Annie
Davis probably before 1892. Thank You, Mary

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Feb 12 from Vicki Viccellio Braun. <>

  My father (and I think all the fathers before him) was Henry Viccellio.  I am interested in information on when the Viccellio's immigrated to Virginia (Chatham) from Italy/Austria.
 I have already discovered on the Pittsylvania County web site that my Great Grandfather (I think) was in the Chatham Grays and may have participated in Pickett's Charge.  I also know, because I have been there that there are at least 3 Henry Viccellio's buried in Chatham.  My brother, who is also a Henry, said it was really wierd seeing his name on so many tombstones.  Look forward to meeting friends on line.

At least one other family name is Hodges (my grandmother, Minnie Averette).  They are related to the Motley's and I have a copy of the Motley family history.

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Feb 12 from

Seeking info on Mary Elizabeth Barber. She was born in Pittsylvania County
Va. on June 15,1860. Her father was John Barber. Mothers name unknown. She
James William Martin. She lived in Staunton, Va. at the time of her death on
June 10, 1950. She was my great grandmother.

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Feb 12 from Mikki Shields

My father's family, both maternal & paternal, were from Pittsylvania County
from forever as far as I can remember being told!  My father was raised on a
farm near Tightsqueeze just outside of Chatham.  Over the years I have
visited Chatham more times than I can count and have done some helter-skelter
research.  Now that almost all my relatives in the area have passed away, I
am trying to fill in the gaps: too bad we don't pay more attention when we
are children!

My father's mother was Rebecca C Thomas (married to James H Shields) and her
parents were George H Thomas and Nancy Owen (commonly referred to as Nannie
W).  I know that George and Nancy were married on 11 Oct 1860 at the house of
Anderson Owen ( Sandy Level area??) who I imagine was her father.  The four
named above are buried in the small private cemetary on the former Thomas
farm near Whittles, along with numerous now unknown relatives.  George served
as a "Sergeant" in Co D, 57th VA Infantry throughout the Civil War and was
captured at Five Forks and imprisoned at Point Lookout.

I am attempting to trace the ancestors of Nancy Owen & George H Thomas.  I
think his father may have been William Thomas.  I am also interested in any
information on the 57th and any photos if existant.

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Feb 12 from Stacy Abbott Clark

Looking for any info on J. Thomas Abbott 53rd VA Infantry Co I and William H.
Abbott 53rd VA Infantry Co A.  Any ABBOTT info is appreciated.
Stacy Abbott Clark

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Feb 12 from Norma

Married 11 Nov 1846 in Pittsvania Co. VA

Would appreciate any additional infomation on this marriage, or parents of
either or both Groom and Bride.

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Feb 12 from LuAnn Roberts

Looking for any information on the parents or siblings (if any) of George
Washington HALL b. January 1850, married in Henry County, VA on Nov. 08, 1842
to Martha W. MARTIN b. 1847, daughter of  William Orson MARTIN and Mary
Katherine RIDDLE of Henry County,VA.

George Washington HALL's parents are listed as James HALL and Nancy (Unknown)
of the Callands District of Pittsylvania County, VA. Thanks for any info!

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Feb 13 from Carolyn Watts Lambert

Researching WATTS family from Pittsylvania.  Richard, Elizabeth, John, Nancy
married Jarrett BOLLING, Joshua married Sarah WRIGHT, Catherine married John
WRIGHT, Greenberry  (my GG Grandfather) married Elizabeth LAW/LAY, Sally
married Daniel WRIGHT, Levi married Betsey RAGSDALE, Patsy married James
WRIGHT, and a Martha, Marshall and Martin Watts.  Also looking for Richard
RAMSEY who was bondsman on my GG Grandfather's marriage license.

Richard Watts was in the Heads of House census.  Would like to share info
with anyone researching these families.

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Feb 13 from Sherry

I am trying to find info on my great-grandparents. My ggrandfather was Robert
Ernest (Ern) Shields. We think he was a mine worker. My ggrandmother was Cora
Lee Haley. Robert was her first husband. My grandmother was born in 1904
(Ethel Viola Shields). Robert died in 1914 or 1915. My ggrandmother remarried
Floyd T. Doss. I knew her as Nanny Doss. She had a son in 1928, Floyd Lyle
Doss. They were her only two children. She had a brother J.K. Haley (Uncle
Kel)- I do not know if there were other brothers and sisters. Her father was
John Haley (9/28/1838- 3/15/1900) and mother was Virginia S. Koesee or
Koosce. John's father was Charles L. Haley, Sr. (1/21/1803-2/21/1877). We are
pretty sure he was Irish but do not know if he was born here or in Ireland.
Nanny Doss told me Robert E. Lee was her third cousin. I am researching this
possibility as well as any possible connection through my ggrandfather to
James Shields who owned Shield's Tavern in Williamsburg in the 1770's. There
probably isn't, but as much as I love Williamsburg and Virginia history, I
have to try! Thanks for any information you may have.

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Feb 13 from  LaVerne Rodgers <>

James Barr of Jackson Co. Ga. state on his Rev. War Pension claim that his father
was from Pittsylvaia Co., Pa.  Suspect father's name was James also.  Does anyone
know about the Barr Family. LaVerne

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Feb 13 from C. Douglas Russell, Jr.  <>

I need help establishing residence of John Russell and his wife
Margarett Hayden. By oral accounts lived in the Sandy Level area around

Their son, ( my great grandfather ) James William Russell, later married
Cora Ann Price and resided in Henry County, Irisburg District.
C. Douglas Russell, Jr.
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Feb 13 from Frances Colling <>

>From photographs of my grandmother Fanny Owen and her sister Mary
Elizabeth Owen it is   a concluded fact that they are   strongly Native
American.  Mary Elizabeth was born in Saltville, VA and Fanny either in
Richmond, Va. or more possibly Pittsylvania County, Va. Aug. 9, 1872.
Were  the Cherokee Indians in Virginia or were there many different
tribes?    I have found it difficult to find information.

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Feb 13 from

Researching roots from James Clement (s) son of Benjamin Clement (s) in
Pittsylvania County born about 1745; children were Vachel, Benjamin, Webster,
Isham, James, Martha and Mary Clement.  My ggrandfather James Cary of
Amherst/Nelson Counties was the son of a James P Clements (Amherst Co.) that
we have not been able to trace.  He was married to Victoria Henson.  On the
marriage certificate where a parent was designated to sign is a much
disfigured name that resembles Frances.  Thanks!

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Feb 13 from   JEFF KELLEY <>

My name is Jeff Kelley - married to Shari Poor.  I've done quite a bit of
research on my family in Marshall Co., WV and am interested in my wife's
ancestry.  It appears that the Poor clan was in Pittsylvania during the turn
of the 19th century.  Any information on this family would be greatly
appreciated.  Apparently they moved to Patrick Co. somewhere around 1810 but
may have moved to North Carolina before that.  George Poore b 1723 in VA
married Martha Fleming 1760 in Pittsylvania.  Son Hugh Poor (Poore) b. July
21, 1774 in Pittsylvania, married Martha Hutchins December 18, 1798 in
Patrick, VA.

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Feb 13 from  "Helen Crittenden" <>

Surname is Henry, have research 6 generations, and still looking.  Family that I am bonded to have
reunions every year however, in different places.  To this date the family have printed 2 family books,
consisting of multiple families.  But the main families are Fitzgerald;Glass;Henry;Terry.  All originated
here in Pitts. Co.  However, I need to find record before 1850 on my great greatgrand parents.  Some how
I feel they may have come to Pitts. Co. from another County possibly Patrick from wherever the
Woodlawn Home of the Henrys were located.  Names are Israel and Fannie Henry.  Haven't been by the
Clerks office in a couple years, just getting started again, but when I find something concrete I'd like to
send you the information that I have on hand which is awsome from the main (4) families listed above,
with their permission.  I attempted the Fitzgeralds a few nights ago and without finishing, so far I have
atleast 450 family members just from that one union of Thomas and Moaning Fitzgerald and still haven't
completed their list of 15 children yet.  thanks for whatever you can offer.  H. LeVonda

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Feb 13 from  "Gail Blankenau" <>

Looking for info on WALDENs of Pittsylvania and Halifax counties.  Pursuing
Elijah WALDEN/WALDING b. 1760-1770 in VA; d. 1839 Harrison Co. IN; m. Martha
NOWLIN 8 Jan 1800 Garrard Co. KY, marr. bond signed by Joel SHORT
(originally from Pittsylvania Co.).  Elijah also res. in Dearborn Co. IN.

Also marrying in Garrard Co. in 1800 was William WALDEN to Tabitha WOODSON
(another Pittsylvania Co. family).  There were a William WALDEN Sr. and Jr.,
on the 1799 Garrard Co. tax list.

Also James WALDING died in Madison County KY(later became Garrard) in 1796,
wife Ann, sons Benjamin, William, Jesse, James, dau. Elizabeth Chisum "and
all my children," named in his will; researchers claim he was also from
Pittsylvania Co., administrators were William Walden, Joel SHORT, and
Randall YARBER.  Zechariah SHORT m. Sukey WALDEN in 1790s; Joel SHORT
married Phoebe WALDEN.

IN addition, Elijah's wife Martha "Patsy" NOWLIN, b. abt 1780 in VA; was the
dau. of James NOWLING who d. 1802 in Garrard Co. KY; heirs were Elijah and
Martha WALDEN; Richard and Nancy DUGGAN; Patrick Nowlin, David Nowlin,
Zechariah NOwlin, Tabitha and William WOODSON; Polly and Zachariah LEWIS;
Peggy Nowlin & Sally Nowlin, the last two not of age.  A Bethaniah Nowlin
was the administrator with Zachariah LUCAS; witnesses were John BANTON and
Weeden SMITH.

I suspect James NOWLING to also have connections to Pittsylvania Co.

Anyone that might be able to sort these all out, HELP!

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Feb 13 from "Gail Blankenau" <>

Looking for par. for Rebecca WARD, b. 1770s? who m. 6 Dec 1796 Thomas
BLAKELY in Pittsylvania Co. VA.

Suspect she's a sister to the George WARD who m. Rebecca BLAKELY 28 Feb 1793
in Pittsylvania Co.

Other WARD marriages in Pittsylvania county:  Benjamin m. Rebecca EDWARDs 28
Jan 1786; Rebecca m. Jonathan ELLIOTT 28 May 1800; William m. Rebecca
WALLACE 9 Jan 1800; Rebecca m. Joel SAVIDGE 13 Mar 1782; Seth m. Rebecca
GRIFFIN 24 Jul 1799.

I'm interested in the following poss. parents:  Henry WARD (1751-1823);
Jeremiah WARD; George WARD.

I believe there might be a connection to Major John WARD of Pittsylvania and
Campbell counties, who m. Ann CHILES.

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Feb 13 from Gail Blankenau" <>

Looking for the line of James NOWLIN, NOWLING -- reputedly from Pittsylvania
Co. VA; d. 1802 in Garrard Co. KY.  Don't have a birth date, but researchers
have guessed 1760s.  When he died in 1802, his last two children were not
"of age," but the rest married 1790s - 1800.

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Feb 13 from

I am researching the Bird/Byrd family of Pittsylvania County (Danville).

Below is listed what I have been able to find any help will be greatly

Thank you so very much.

According to family they lived in Danville, Pittsylvania County and then
moved to Fairfax County, I don't have dates of this migration.

Descendants of Lewis Bird

    1   Lewis Bird
.       +Ann A. Bird
....    2   Robert Byrd 1875 -
........        +Rosie Byrd
........... 3   Walter E. Byrd, Sr. 1903 - 1988
...............     +Margaret "Martha" L. Coles 1899 -

Please e-mail me at

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Feb 29 from (Helen Ramsey Norman)

I am looking for the parents & grandparents of William S. Ramsey married
to Mary George.  He was born in Pittsylvania Co. and had a son named
Simeon Clay Ramsey  b.10-28-1854 in Sycamore, VA and d. 1-29-1936 in
Buncombe Co., NC

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Feb 29 from "John Agan" <>

I am seeking any possible information about the family of my grandfather,
James Allison Murphy, born circa 1870 in or around Pittsylvania County. He
had a sister named Nannie or Nancy two years older than he, and an aunt and
uncle in Pittsylvania County assumed guardianship when Nancy and James'
parents died. It is not clear if the children moved or the aunt and uncle
took up residence where the children already lived. My grandfather ran away
from that home at about the age of 16 when his sister married. He ended up
in Louisiana where he died in 1926 when my mother was 3 years old. With so
little information we have been hitting a stone wall for many years. Any
possible leads will be appreciated.

John Agan
Louisiana and Genealogy Section
Webster Parish Library
521 East & West
Minden, LA  71055
(318) 371-3080  Ext. 26

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Feb 29 from Michael James Chilton

. John Chilton was born December 20, 1800 in Pittsylvania Co., VA.. He was my 3rd
great grandfather. He married Elizabeth Harriett Epperson on October 16th,
1827. She was born May 3, 1807. They had seven children together. William M.,
James Logan (My line), Francis M., Robert Tribble., John Jr., Sally V., and
Milly T. Chilton.

Would love to have this info posted on your site. Looking for information On
John's father whom I believe to be William Chilton.

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Feb 29 from

Looking for information Re:  Reverend Joel Hubbard who married Elizabeth
Fitzgerald Stone, dtr of James Hoskins Stone and Elizabeth Fitzgerald.
(Pittsylvania Co.,Va.)

The dau of Rev. Joel Hubbard and Elizabeth Fitzgerald Stone was Prudence T.
Hubbard b. 10 Sept 1830 (prob. Halifax Co.,Va)
Married : John Billups Glass of Halifax Co.,Va.

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Feb 29 from Barbara Jenkins Gavin

Searching for my GG Uncle, Jonah Campbell b. circa 1880 in Augusta County,
VA. , his residence in 1948 was Danville, Pittsylvania Co., VA. No further
data on this family.

Jonah's parents are unknown.

Jonah had  two brothers :
1)  James Grant Campbell ( my g grandfather) b.4 May 1887 in Augusta County,
VA d. 24 Jun 1948 in Winchester, Frederick Co., VA., buried at Mt. Hebron
Cemetery, Winchester, VA .  He married  ABT 1903 in VA, to Lillie Victoria
Bailey  b. 4 May 1890 in Shenandoah County, VA , d. 15 Oct 1954 in
Winchester, Frederick Co., VA , she was the  d/o John T. & Elizabeth Lucy
Ellen (Ellen) Mauck McCulley Bailey.

2)  Emmett Campbell b. circa 1882 in Augusta County, VA. Residence in 1948
was Augusta County, VA. No further data on family.

Would like to make contract with anyone who may be researching this family.
Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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Feb 29 from "TOM JENKINS" <>

Looking for information on Edward Dangerfield born abt 1818 in Pittsylvania Co married Sarah R
Huffman in Franklin Co Va 24 Aug 1847.

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Feb 29 from "TOM JENKINS" <>

Looking for information on Senia Thompson Pendlton Meece in Pittsylvania Co, Va in 1813.

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Feb 29 from  "Bob Mitchell" <>

I'm trying to locate the names of the parents of James Henry Mitchell who was born in Pittsylvania
County in 1788.  He married Rebecca Taylor & November 1832 in Pittsylvania county. My grandfather,
John Thomas Mitchell was born in 1847 in North Carolina. My father Robert Lee Mitchell was born in
1906 in Mulberry, Florida. I was born in 1943 in Pulaski, Tennessee but grew up in the Tampa Bay area
of Florida. I now live in Kingston-Upon-Thames (London.)

Any help you could provide would be very much appreciated. I am hoping to find the European roots as
I am in a good postion (living in the UK) to research our Mitchell branch heritage.

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Feb 29 from "T.D. Hayden" <>

While the current spelling of our name is HAYDEN my GGGrandfathers
headstone is spelled HADEN.  I have been able to find out that his father
was John L. Haden of Pitts. Co. Va. DOB 06-24-1820 who married Lucy E.
Watson DOB 06-22-1822.  I am trying to find proof that his father was John
Haden Jr. who was born on 01-23-1798 and married Jane H.Shelton on
02-17-1817.  John Haden, Sr. was born on 11-29-1767 and married "Susannah"
in Pitts. Co. Va.

I have the complete Hayden (Haden) Line from Charles Edward Hayden (Son of
John L. Haden) who married Mary Susan McCarthy on 05-25-1890 if anyone
needs it.

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Feb 29 from Miriam Klar

My second,third and fourth great grand fathers were residents of
Pittsylvania co. from approximately 1750 to 1783, Names  were Thomas
Dillard,Sr.,Jr. and 111. need information on marriages in these families
during this time period. Many thanks in advance.

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Feb 29 from Elizabeth Vaughan Mingus

Susan Elma Cole married Thomas Edwin Vaughan in Laurel Grove, Pittsylvania
Cty, Va  on Nov 21, 1888.  My paternal grandparents.  From marriage license I
see A.F. and Lucy Cole as Susan's parents...For Thomas Vaughan.....I see his
mother's name is Martha but cannot decipher his fathers name.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Feb 29 from   "Helen Crittenden" <>

  I would like to know in your research if you've come across the Henry's of Pitts. Co.  For I
cannot find any owner Henry before 1860, however, in the County records I can find some of my family
indicated after marriages for parents, but no info of where they lived or who owned them.  Nor any
records of Henry owners.  If you can recall where you may have seen any Henry owers would you let
me know.

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Feb 29 from

I am searching for info on Amelia/Pamelia/Permelia Motley married Nathan
Riddle.  Who were her parents, date she was born and died?  Thanks.

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Feb 29 from Nell

I am researching the ancestors of Hyram Wyattborn around 1808. Married Jane
Arnold 12-06-1831. Died 01-06-1878. Children: George, Agnes, William,
Fountain, Mary, Charles (my g-grandfather). His mother's name was Mildred & I
think his father's name was James. They were all from Pittsylvania County,
Va. Town of Danville I think. If any of this is familiar please let me know.
Thank you for your time. Nell

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Feb 29 from  "Dee Freeman" <>

Seeking  information on William H. Shelton b.~1777-80-Pittsylvania Co. VA who married in 1806 Mary
Ann Campbell, b~ 1790 daughter of John Campbell and Catherine LaPrade Campbell. They had one son,
William C. and a daughter Annie. They moved  to (?) in MO. where in 1825 Willis HC was born.  By 1830
they were in Greene Co. Ill where Mary Ann died.  In 1828 he married Elizabeth Henry.  They migrated to
Texas in 1844.  In 1850 Census William H, William C and Willis HC were in Lancaster Co. Tx.  Dee
Shelton Freeman (e-mail)

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Feb 29 from Cherry

 My line is documented to Abednego Hodges (believe to be Jr. and son of
Abednego Hodges who was in the area of Pittsylvania that was changed to
Franklin Co., Va. Do you have anything on this line? I believe his father was
Robert but not documented to date. My ggg grandfather is James Robert Hodges
Ky. Cherry

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Feb 29 from Nell Kirk

I am looking for information on the Hyram Wyattfamily. He was born around
1808, & died in 1878. He was married in 1831 to Jane Arnold. His children :
Fountain, George, Agnes, William, Mary, Charles (my g-grandfather). His
mother's name was Mildred & I think his father's name was James.

I am also seeking information on the parents of John W. Crowder. His wife's
name was Sallie (Sarah). Children: Virginia, Thomas, Amos, Laura (my
g-grandmother). There were other children but I am unable to list them now.

Both families were living in Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia around
1800-1905. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for your time, Nell Kirk

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Feb 29 from  Lorraine Smith

Looking for information on a John ThompsonBorn abt 1816 married a Nancy
Radford of Franklin County on 12-24-1836 in Franklin County.  Other than this
record the only other time we start see him is on the 1850 Franklin County
census with his wife Nancy and 6 of his ten children William 12 M, Joshua 12
M, Elizabeth 8 F, Peter 6 M, John 4 M, Emeline 2 F. We know her Father was
Joshua Radford of Franklin County and his father James Radford of Franklin
County. We figure he must have lived with his father on his father's farm the
first years of his and Nancy's marriage.  We were wondering if by chance you
have anything on a Thompson family that would have fit this profile. We know
nothing of his past no brother's, sisters, father's name, mother's name
nothing that indicates were he would have come form. since we cannot find him
in Franklin County prior to the 1850 census we searching in surrounding
Counties. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Feb 29 from   Nancy Sicotte

Seeking info on Thomas Phillips, b. ca 1730/40, who married Margaret
Buchanan. Their daughter Susannah Phillips, b. 1762 Pittsylvania Co. VA,
married 1794 Josiah A. Sparks in Pitts. Co. They lived in Union Co. SC, then
Jefferson Co. TN, then Adair Co. KY. Susannah Phillips Sparks died in Adair
Co. KY 1843.

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March 7 from Dorothy

Is anyone searching the Worsham family name?  I am a descendant of Joshua
Worsham b abt 1719 Henrico Co., VA s/o John Worsham & Mary Wynne.  Joshua
wrote his will 20 Apr 1771 in Pittsylvania Co  I descend through his son,
Robert b abt 1748 & wife, Ruth Wynne.  Robert & Ruth went to Washington Co.,
VA where he died in 1807 & she died in 1808.

I have records of other Worshams of Pittsylvania Co., VA .

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March 7 from Michael Gann

I am Michael Gann and I live in Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky.  I was
looking for information on Benjamin Sadler.  Any Help would be appreciated.

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March 7 from  "Phillip Duke" <>

Seeking any information related to Jared W. Nance, b. 5 Jul 1825, and listed
on 1850 Pittsylvania county census.  Jared married Pauline ______ circa
1847.  Their children included George W. Nance and Williard(?) G. Nance.

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March 7 from John Crump

    How could I find out information about my ggggrandfather, Robert G. Crump
Jr. born in 1781?

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March 7 from Ruth Butcher Harris

I am looking for the following items of information in Pittsylvania County:

1.  Death date of Benjamin Butcher (b. 1857), married Lucy J. Hodnett, 1880.

2.  Birth date of Mary Hall (d. 1896) who married another Benjamin Butcher

3.  Maiden name of Jane (d. 1810) who moved to Pittsylvania County with her
husband, William Butcher (d. 1800).  I presume it would be on his or her
death certificate.

4.  Names of the aforementioned William Butcher's parents; I presume their
names would be on his death certificate.

I have had no luck in obtaining this information, although I have written to
the Pittsylvania County Courthouse but was told that the information wasn't

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March 7 from  Myra Smith

    Achilles Smith who moved from VA to Boonville, IN - probably via TN - as
a bondsboy with the Goad family.  Later married a Jane Goad in Warrick Co,
IN.  They had a son, Simon Peter Smith who is my great, great, great

    Cannot find any information on an Achilles Smith  --- father was possibly
a Bowker or Guy Smith.

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March 7 from DEEDRA.GIBSON" <>

I am searching for information on Joel Gibson who was the executor of a
Thomas Gibson's will in 1780 in Henry County.  He might be the father of
Johnson Gibson
born 1787 in Virginia then to Alabama then to Arkansas.  My family comes
from Palo Pinto Co. Texas and Johnson's son William moved there in 1858.

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March 7 from

I'm researching Walden/Wallen/Walding/Walling, from Thomas I, Thomas ll,
Elisha l, Elisha ll, ______, Benjamin 1765, born in Pittsylvania Co. VA,
William, Benjamin Franklin 12/11/1835, Wm Noah, 10/10/1869. The last  3
generations listed  died in Campbell Co., TN. I have proof on all but the
blank, parents of Benjamin and wife. HELP!! NWH The person asking about
Riceville, it is located in Tennessee. Henry Rice is the son of Margery
Walden(daughter of Elisha Walden, the Longhunter) and Isaac Rice. He was one
of 10 children born to Margery Walden and Isaac Rice.

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March 8 from   Jim Clark" <>

Leonard Clark, a Pvt. in the Revolutionary War, died in Pittsylvania
Co., Va in 1830.  Do you have any record of him or where he is buried?
He received a pension.

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March 8 from  "DEBORAH L PITEZEL" <>

Looking for info on a Rev William Davis who died in Pittsylvania County
around 1836.  Was his wife's name Lucy?  I'm descended from a William Davis
and Lucy Meade who married in 1804 and this Rev William may be the same

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March 8 from Craig Adkins <Craig_Adkins@HMC.Edu>

I am looking for ANY information on Alex ADKINS (b. 1869 d. 1937, buried in
Crooks Cemetery, Huntington). He married Laura FRANCE (b. 1872, d. 1929).
They owned a grocery store in Huntington and had seven children:
Harvey (Pete) ADKINS (b. 04/26/1911, d. Feb. 1980 in FL. And buried in
Crooks Cemetary)
Rueben ADKINS (b. 04/30/1903 in Reubens Branch WV, d. 02/01/1956 in
Cleveland and buried in Crooks Cemetary)
Sarah ADKINS of Cleveland
Clarabelle? Or Cara Bills? ADKINS

It is believed that Alex was born in Pittsylvania Co, and possibly moved to
WV at an early age. Both Alex and Laura have been a real mystery, so any
tip, no matter how small it may seem will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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March 8 from Dennis E. A. Keesee

I am searching for any and all information concerning Jeremiah Keesee and
wife Sarah Burch Else (my great-great-great grandparents) of Pittsylvaniua
County and their children.

    Jeremiah Keesee, Son of Richard Keesee and Ann (  ), b. 12 October 1751,
Amelia County, VA., d. 9 January 1825, Pittsylvania County, VA.

    Wife, Sarah Burch Else, parents unknown, b. 4 October 1757, Pittsylvania
Co. (?), d. 3 December 1813, Pittsylvania Co.  The third name Else denotes
she may have been a widow.

    Jeremiah and Sarah married on (?) date unknown.  They had seven children
all born in Pittsylvania Co. who all married in Pittsylvania Co

    (1)  Ella Keesee, b. ca. 1778, married (?) Arnold.
    (2)  Virginia "Jinsey" Keesee, b. ca. 1789, married William Taylor in
1804 and after their marriage moved to White Co., TN.
    (3)  Ann "Amey" Keesee,, married Thomas G. Turley on 5 January
    (4)  Benjamin Burch Keesee,, married Susanna Hutchison on 27
September 1809, and around 1810 migrated west into KY settling around
1817-1827 in Union Co., KY.
    (5)  Arthur Keesee, b. ca. 1785
    (6) Jeremiah Keesee, Jr., b. ca. 1786.  Married a woman named Sarah
surname unknown, also migrated west into KY, and member of David Fork Baptist
Church, 9 miles from Lexington, KY.
    (7)  Sarah B. "Sally" Keesee, b. 8 April 1797, d. abt 1838.  Married
David Hodges Grubb (1790-1844) on 4 July 1821.  Received possession of the
Jeremiah Keesee house which passed to the Grubb family.  The house still
stands today, although in bad condition and is located at the north-east
junction of Grubb Road and Double Ridge Road, about 5 miles west of Chatham
on Hwy 57.  The Jeremiah Keesee-Grugg house is currently the property of
Leland and Mary Moschler, Chatham, VA.

Any help or assistance, or just a push in the right direction will be
sincerely appreciated.

Dennis E. A. Keesee
17 Byron Close
Laguna Niguel, CA. 92677-4757
Tp (949) 661-9004

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March 8 from  Bob Simpson, e-mail

I am looking for info on my great great grandparents both from
Pittsyvlania County, VA. in the late 1700's or early 1800's.  Their
names are:
J. R. Simpson
Winnie (Bailey) Simpson
The only other info I have is that they migrated to Kentucky around

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March 8 from JoAnna Ramsey,

My husband's g-grandfather was John Ziegler Ramsey; Born in Pittsylvania
County. Married first Sarah Ann Wright. They had one child, Esther Elizabeth,
born August 23, 1851. Accounts of John Z. indicate that Sarah died when
Esther was one year old. He is buried in Grayson County, TX, and his
tombstone has a tribute on the back: Sarah A. wife of J.Z. Ramsey born Oct 25
1828 Buried in Va. 1852. Entry #91 on the schedule of 1853 deaths lists Sarah
A. Ramsey, d Mar 20 1853 Consort of J. T? Ramsey. Parents last name Wight. If
I were betting I would say that this is the Sarah we are looking for. The
family of John Z. would easily assume 1852 as they had been told that Esther
was one year old when her Mother died.
Could your "T?" possibly be a "Z"?

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March 8 from Pam Morris

You have a marriage listing for Dr. F. Morrisand Sarah Shaon married
12-27-1835 in Pittsylvania Va.  Does this record list Dr. Morris parents?  He
is my ggggrandfather and I have not been able to go back any more.  He
married a second time after Sarah died and I am from that line.  The marriage
record list his mother as Nancy Morris but it doesn't list a father any help
would be appreciated.

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May 1 from Julie Ward" <


I am looking for info on Dr. James B. Cumbey.
He was born in Pittsylvania Co., VA Nov. 1,
1818.  He married Martha Winifred BoweDec. 22,
1840, daughter of Ozias Bowe and Sarah Oakes.
Martha was born Feb. 26, 1815 VA and died Jan.
31, 1883 in VA.  James B. Cumbey (1850 census
pg. 219b spelled CUMBY)  died after 1900
because he is on the 1900 VA census as head of
household, living with a new wife Elizabeth age
67 and his youngest daughter Sally, age 51.
According to this census, he married Elizabeth
in 1885.  He lived in Cherry Stone.

Children of Dr. James B. Cumby and Martha
Winifred Bowe are:
William M.   b. Sept. 29, 1844
Sarah A. "Sallie"   b. Oct. 30, 1848
Elizabeth H. "Betty"  b.  May 31, 1851
Thomas Edward  b. May 25, 1854   m. Matilda
Francis Motley Oct. 9, 1873 near Chatham,
Pittsylvania Co., VA, daughter of James W. and
Martha A. Motley.  Matilda was born Feb. 19,
1856 in Pittsylvania Co., VA.

Can anyone help me find the parents of Dr.
James B. Cumbey?  Does anyone descend from
siblings of Thomas Edward Cumbey?  I need
any information available for William M., Sarah
A. "Sallie", Elizabeth H. "Betty", and the parents
of James B. Cumbey.  No Cumbey's are listed on
the 1782 head of household Pittsylvania Co.,
VA, so they muct have moved there after that.
Does anyone have access to 1790 or after
census records?

Thanks very much in advance for any info.

Julie Ward

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May 1 from Donna Minke" <>

THOMPSON: Searching for Ancestors and Descendants of the following family.
Rachel THOMPSON m. abt. 1820-25 ? THOMPSON. Children: William Richard b.
1828 m. 1860 Pittsylvania CO, VA Delila Jane CUSTARD; James b. 1830; Andrew
b. 1831 and possibly a Gabriel b. 1827 m. Mar ? abt. 1850 Pittsylvania CO,
VA. Thanks for any help! Donna Minke,

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May 1 from Donna Minke" <>

       CUSTARD: Searching for the ancestors and descendants of this Pittsylvania CO
Family. Elizabeth CUSTARD b. abt. 1810 m. ? CUSTARD abt. 1835. Children:
Delila Jane b. 1836 m. William Richard THOMPSON 1860 Pittsylvania CO;
Tabitha b. 1837; Temperance A. b. 1839; Mary F. b. 1841; Joab b. 1843 m.
1868 Pittsylvania CO Winnie PICKERELL; Matilda b. 1845 m. Henry BOOTH 1881
Bedford CO; William H.C. b. 1845. Any help greatly appreciated! Donna Minke,

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May 1 from Stacy Abbott Clark

 Looking for any info on J. "Thomas" Abbott born about 1820. Desperately need
parent's names. Married Sarah Jane Smith in 1840. Also need her parent's
They had nine children and lived in Pittsylvania Co.
Children are as followed:
Ardrew 1842
Mary Jane 1844
Thomas Alexander 1846
Levesta 1847
John W.S. 1849
James Henry 1854
Hezekiah 1857
Francis Luther "Lafayette" 1859
Lewis 1862
ANY info on this family is appreciated.
Thanks! Stacy Abbott Clark        email

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May 1 from

am looking for info on the Hyram Wyatt family & the John W. Crowder family.
Both were born around 1810 in & around Danville. Any help would be

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May 1 from Clare at

Looking for the maiden name and parents of Sarah m ca 1755  in Pittsylvania
Co., VA to James MAGBEE/McBEE/Mockbee who was b. ca 1736 Halifax Co, VA? d.
1813 Franklin Co., GA.  James MAGBEE was son of William MAGBEE/McBee and
Susannah VARDRY and father to James MAGBEE who married Rachel BUCKLEY ca 1780
(need wedding date). They also probably married in Pittsylvania.  She was dau
of James BUCKLEY who died in 1787 Pittsylvania Co m. Mary ca 1753.  Any help
would be most appreciated.  Thanks  Clare at

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May 1 from J. Nell Truitt

Searching for documentation for the Revolutionary War services of my
ancestor, WILLIAM DEVIN (DAVIN/DIVEN), SR.    Also need copy of document
where he served on the Grand Jury, and a copy of where he paid taxes in 1767
in Pittsylvania County Virginia Colony.  Anyone have War Records No. 4, p.
Thank you so much.   Write to me at
J. Nell Truitt

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May 1 from  Doug Travis <>
        Doug Travis <>

I am searching for information on John Travis who I believe was born on
03-15-1768, and died in 1853 in Pittsylvania County. (His wife was named
Sarah)  I have reason to suspect that he is the father of my
gg-grandfather Ellis E. Travis, born in Pittsylvania County 06-27-1813,
and died in Robertson Co, 08-20-1879.
John Travis and wife Sarah are shown in the 1850 Pittsylvania Co, census
living in the Household of Isaac Travis, who I believe was a brother of
Ellis Travis.
I also have some evidence that this John Travis might be the son of a
Champion Travis, who was a member of the Jamestown Travis family.  Thank
You. Doug Travis-e-mail,

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May 1 from sherman pillis <>

My great great grandfather died in Danville Va Dec 14, 1864. His name
was James Overton Turner. He is buried some where in Danville. Most
probably in a mass grave He was  a Prison guard for the Confederate
goverment.  He was a member of the 5th Bn Va  Reserves. Thanks Sherman

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May 1 from  Jack Wilson <>
seeking information   mothers family.ELVA M AUSTIN henry co va.

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May 1 from  Robert Grant <>

Attached is an email I sent to JoAnna in response to her Pittsylvania
County, Virginia, query.  I thought you might like to post this response
on the query list.  No problem if you think that would be inappropriate.

Best wishes,

Bob Grant

Dear JoAnna,

I saw your query in Pittsylvania and thought I would write.  My records
list Sarah Ann (Wright ) Ramsey as born on Oct 25, 1828, and married to
John Z. Ramsey on Sep 9, 1850, at Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

She was a daughter of 1851 (year of death) Christopher Wright of
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, (place of death) and Elizabeth (Debo)
Wright, granddaughter of 1845 Thomas Wright of Pittsylvania County,
Virginia, and Sarah Elizabeth (Pullen) Wright, great granddaughter of
1814 John Wright of Bedford County, Virginia, and Mary (Pace) Wright,
and great great granddaughter of John Wright (Goochland County
Carpenter) and Judith (Easly) Wright.

I have nothing on Sarah and John's descendants and would be happy to
exchange information, if you would like.

Best wishes,

Robert N. Grant
15 Campo Bello Court
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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May 1 from Judy Kem <>
            I am looking for information on YANCEY BOHANNON (born 1805?), son
of Henry and Nancy Bohannon.  Henry died in 1807; I found a copy of his
will, which mentions Yancey and several other siblings.  I would like to
know Nancy Bohannon's maiden name and Henry's date and place of birth.
Yancey married a Martha Cox on November 17, 1823, in Caswell County,
North Carolina and later moved to Tennessee.  Any information about the
family in Pittsylvania County would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks, J.
Kem (

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May 1 from "Fred Richard" <>

        I am seeking information about William Gregory
Sr and Sally Graves Gregory who live in your
county in the l770,s.They had a son William
Gregory Jr born there Feb 8,1776.

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May 1 from

Joseph Lane SMITH died in Floyd County, VA
He married Ann Amanda Smith, d/o John SMITH of Pittsylvania County
I need his Civil War records
He supposed served from Pittsylvania County
I cannot find any records

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May 1 from Pete Coker
        petecokr <>
     seeking information on Talitha Hampton, b abt 1820, VA [suspect
Pittsylvania Co., VA]. please and thank you. pete coker, 1770 lake
street, oviedo, florida 32765-8929, <>

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May 1 from (Sylvia Tarpley)

    I am interested in finding history on the Tarpley
Chapel in Callands Va. I am married to
Robert Allen Tarpley and we live in Uniontown
Penna. We are planning to attend a family
reunion in Danville in July.

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May 2 from (WBH)
i am looking for my grand mother.  she had four chrildren,  henry,
alice, john and my dad william edward, all born in henry county. any
assistance will be appricated. herb wooten.

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May 2 from "Betty Edwards Atkins" <>
 I'm looking for info. on John T. Atkins b. 1828
in Charlotte Co., Va.  M.April 12, 1852 in Halifax
Co., Va.  AlsoSignal Ferrell b. 1809. M.Oct.
28,1844 to Narcissa Spencer. Any info.
appreciated. Betty Atkins.

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May 2 from Joanne Huntsberry,

        Thomas MURRY/AY

    There was a Thomas Murry/ay in
PIttsylvania Co. on the 1787 tax I believe
and mine "suddenly appeared" in East TN
in 1799.  I am looking for a connection.
He may have been married to Susanna
McCargo in VA.  If mine, he married
Mary (Polly) Buzby, nee Coulter. Jan.
1800 in Grainger Co., TN.

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May 2 from

 Am researching Henry Sanders who
married Nancy Love dau to James and Sarah Love of
Pittsylvania Co., Va.  Nancy married Henry Sanders Dec 30,
1804.  They resided in Va until about 1820 when they moved
west to Kentucky and then moved westward again to Shelby
Co., Ind. in 1825.  Henry was born Jan 24, 1776.  Am seeking
info on his parents and siblings.  Who were James and Sarah
Love's parents and siblings?

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May 2 from Beth Griggs" <

I am searching for the parents of Edmund Ferguson, born in Danville (?) in l800 - married Nancy
Whitehurst of Halifax County in l825.  Covington Ferguson of Pittsylvania County had a son
named Edmund, but the dates seem to be wrong for  my Edmund .  I hae searched long and
hard for the parents of my Edmund.  His children were Mary, Robert Bethel, Joseph, Henry
Bedord, Felix and Patsy.  The family moved to kentucky about l840.  Can you help?  I would be
so grateful.

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May 2 from

I am looking for the parents of John Midkiff-wife agnes Parsons- Bd
approximately 1740--

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May 2 from Charlsie

My name is Charlsie Chapman Gatlin,
I live in Winter Haven Florida.  I am trying to undertake family research, I
was born in LaFollette Tennessee, 1956, we did not stay there.  My brothers
age 2 and 4 almost, were lost
to a house fire there in TN Jan 10, 1956, I was born March 3, 1956, so her ,
my Mother's parents and siblings,
had moved to Indiana, so she wanted to be near them, so my Dad secured work
etc, so I know very little, as of November I started to search.  I found
the roots there in LaFollette TN, but there are three elders from VA,
someone else had told me Pittsylvania
Co VA, I do not know that for sure.

Robert Chapman born about 1760-1770, married to an Elizabeth?.
William Chapman born 1770-1780 VA
married to Delilah Spencer? There is
a Thomas born 1780-1790 married to
a Winna or Winne possibly Spoling or

They just seem to appear in Tennessee  and don't know when they
died etc.  The courthouse there has been burned out three times, but you can
get the census online and I have
looked at it.  The three root guys,
I don't know their relationship.

My GGGrandfather is Joel and Margaret Woods Chapman. Their
son Harvey Chapman is my Great
Grandfather. Manda Wells he married.
Kip Chapman from LaFollette TN is
my Grandfather I have supportive docs for this, who Joel's father is and
mother is my question.

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May 2 from

I'm researching the families of Bow/Bowe/Boe and Richard Thurman who lived
for a while in Pittsylvania Co. before going on to Kentucky.
Have reference to a 1787 Census of Pittsylvania Co..  It mentions Jemima Boe
and Henry Boe.  Where can I find this tax record, or any others of the same
time period?   Thanks,
Sally Byers

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May 3 from "Bill Fitzgerald" <>

 I've been trying to locate some Fitzgerald
     ancestors and wonderd if you might point me in the right direction.

     My great-grandfather, William Harrison Fitzgerald, moved from Pittsylvania
     county in the 1830s or 1840s with his family,(including his wife, Jane
     Calland Fitzgerald, and his father, Walter Fitzgerald). They settled in
     North Mississippi, where the Fitzgerald family flourished for more than a
     century. A few years ago, I met Ed Fitzgerald of Gretna, Virginia (this is
     the younger Ed). We became close friends and figured we must be related, but
     we could not find a "paper trail" proving it. Ed's family descends from
     Edmund Boxley Fitzgerald (born in 1745).  The first Edmund Fitzgerald may
     have had a brother named Walter. That is the connection we are trying to

     Have you come across any official documents concerning Edmund, Walter or
     William ?

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May 3 from

John Payne 1780/1781 Will recorded Children, William, Samuel, Charles, Reuben,
John Jr, Josiah, Mary, Rhoda.

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May 3 from "Laban West" <>

I am looking for any information on Faulkners who I know lived in southwest VA (Wythe/Scott
Co's) between 1790 and 1850. A David Falkner (and spouse Celia Grizzle) along with David's
sister Mary Falkner (and spouse William Grizzle) moved to IN from Scott Co. VA c.1835. Born
in Wythe Co in 1811, David Falkner had 21 children by two wives. After Celia died in 1856, David
married Mary Clark in 1857 in IN. He and his family eventually settled in Brown Co. TX c.1881.  I
know there were Faulkners in Pittsylvania and surrounding counties....which are quite close to
Wythe Co.  I am Hoping someone will have information on this family.  If you are descended
from, know who David's parents were, or have other ancestral information on this family I would
love to hear from you. Please email me at

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May 3 from Joseph D. Craddock" <

      I have been trying unsuccessfully to find the parents of my gggrandfather Edmond M. Craddock.  I
found a marriage record in Pittsylvania Co. of his marriage to Elizabeth Pitts and I know a lot about his
children and his migration from VA to TN then to Laclede Co., MO.  But who were his parents??

Edmond was born in VA about 1796 and died 1855 in MO.  He and Elizabeth had 9 children in VA before
moving to TN where they had 5 more children.  All these children apparently went to MO with him since
census records in MO support this.  I have not yet found his gravesite but have found many of his
children in MO.  One of his children, Caswell C. Craddock b.1/8/1842 in TN d. 8/4/1876 in MO was my

Any help in discovery of the parents of Edmond M. Craddock and his siblings would be greatly
appreciated.  Thank you.

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May 3 from Fred & Barbara Naef <

I am searching for the parents of Nancy Payne (b. abt 1755) (m. 1774 to
Gabriel Richards in Milton, Caswell, North Carolina).

Nancy and Gabriel resided just over the border in Pittsylvania County,
Virginia, on the Dan River, where they raised their nine children along
with four more from Gabriel's first marriage.

Gabriel's first marriage was to Mary Durrett (m. 18 Jan 1765 in Caroline
County, Virginia). That marriage produced four children before Mary died
in February 1774.

I've searched through your web site and cannot find any connections. Are
there any records from this period that have not been put into the
database... but could be researched if I drove down to Pittsylvania
County ?

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May 3 from Dawn Taylor

I am a descindent of Capt. Benjamin Clement.  Last week I was able to go
"Clement Hill" in Hurt,Va.  It gives you odd feeling knowing your
ancestors stood
on the same spot you are that many years ago (1700's).  I would like to
hear from
anyone who is a descident of Capt. Benjamin,especially from the Adam
line.  This is a great site !!!
Dawn Taylor

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May 3 from Bob D. Barger" <>

JACOB BARGER is listed in the 1782 census of Pittsylvania County with 6 persons. Does
anyone know who the 6 are?
He was born in Germany in 1749 and participated in the Revolutionary War as a wagoneer for
G.Washington. Could Jacob be the father of Philip Barger born 6 Jan.1777? Does anyone have
any information? Bob Barger

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May 3 from Noellie

Does anyone have any information on a TABITHA DOVE, TABITHA BIBY, TABITHA BIBEE,
TABITHA BYBEE???Also a WASHINGTON BYBEE??? I think Washington BYBEE may have been
from CAMPBELL CO.  TABITHA DOVE was born around 1845 in Pittsylvania and her mother may have
been NANCY DOVE.  I know that TABITHA BIBEE'S "Death Certificate" says she died on 2/4//1916
and that her father was JOE BIBEE and that she was buried in Pittsylvania Co. on the KEESEE FARM.
When TABITHA was 16  she lived with the HENRY HAGOOD family as a housekeeper.  TABITHA had
a son JOSEPH HENRY BIBEE born 1/24/1884 in Pittsylvania Co. and his father is listed as
WASHINGTON BYBEE.  She also had a daughter, Arthear (Alice) and a son RALEIGH BIBEE,,born
6/1873.  RALEIGH died in Sycamore, Va on 10/29/1935.  His parents on his "Death Certificate" are listed
as Joe & Tabitha BIBEE.  His wife was ANNIE DALTON BIBEE.  It seems as MS TABITHA changed
names like people change hats but maybe someone can give us some information.  Thanks, Noellie

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May 3 from MJ Zimmerman

Would appreciate any help regarding the following: " CHARLES MATLOCK had a
survey made on his land in Pittsylvania Co., Va. on May 19,1786:  One survey
of 150 acres for Charles Matlock by JOSHUA STONE.  "Two of his children were:
 Susannah H. and Charles. "

Has anyone ever seen such a record?  Does anyone know anything about a
Charles Matlock in Pittsylvania County or his children ie a Charles or
Susannah H.?  Could anyone suggest where this information may be found
regarding a survey?

Also is anyone familiar with a suit regarding the daughter of Charles Medlock
whose name was "Susannah" in which she refers to her grandfather Lt. Col.
Charles Medlock?  Is or was there a Henry and Karenhoppach Sanford Medlock in
Pittsylvania County in the 1700s?

Would surely be pleased if anyone could help me find this information or
suggest where it could be found.  I am searching for Medlock/Matlock
relatives, with some often conflicting names.  Thank you very much.  MJ

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May 4 from Fred Richard" <

I am seeking information onPhilemon Gregory who lived there in the early l700s. He had a son Thomas
who had a son William who is in my line.

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May 4 from "larry & jean sullivan" <

Searching for a cousin of Thomas SIMPSON, who is said to have moved to
Pittsylvania County in the fall of 1797 from Fairfax County, VA, I stumbled
upon a tree with the following information: "On August 16, 1989, the Star
Tribune of Chatham Virginia published an article, written by Guy Lewis,
titled 'The Legacy of the Brushy Mountain Simpsons' and a great deal of
Simpson material is contained in that article." Can anyone tell me where I
might obtain a copy of this article?

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May 4 from dewey yates <

looking for info on alexander yates dies on his farm in pittsylavania co danville b apr 27 1860 d jun 27 1911 in pittsylvania co
wife agnes young
children nathan dewey ,lewis,george washington, henry,
i would love any info on any of these
thanks dewey yates

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May 4 from "Louis Power" <

I am researching my familytree. This project is a lot of fun, and a headache. I am looking for
James Power (roughly 1807-ish)  This is my
The research was done another family member. I have only what they did. I plan on connecting our
family to the Power family of Ireland. It looks like a rough road ahead. Another family that I am
connected to that's not on that list is John Fitzpatrick. I am related via Jesse Mae Carr Power my
Great-Grandmother. If you have anything on eather James Power or John Fitzpatrick I would greatly
appreciate it.

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May 4 from Richard Fuller" <

Does anybody Know the date of death and where he is buried of TAYLOR LEE
FULLER born 1849(son of Arthur Fuller and Sarena Elizabeth Reynolds) in
Callands District, Pittsylvania Co?

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May 4 from "Didi Rief" <

 I am looking for parents and ancestry of both Charles Demetrius
Flynn and Julia A. Boyd, d. Jefferson Boyd, who were married in Pittsylvania
Co., Va., 12 February 1861 by Samuel F. Shelton.  ...  C. D. Flynn may have
been son of Valentine and Catherine Wroe or Payne Flynn; or of Valentine and
Hannah ___ Flynn.  He was buried from Calvary Methodist Church, Danville,
Va.  ...  Siblings names were said to be William m. Davis, John M. P. m.
Monroe, Coriolanus W. m. Terrell, Euphroneus A. m. White, Leonadus Lycurgus,
and Frances Adilade b. 1837.  ...   Jefferson Boyd may have been son of
Thomas and Mary Jane Moffett Boyd.  ...  Thank you.  MWR

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May 4 from S. Turney

My g-g-g-grandfather was Joseph A. Covington of Pittsylvania County, Va.  He
was born about 1778 in Va and is believed to be the son of Edward (Edmond)
Covington and Fanny Pruitt (daughter of Wealthy Pruitt and Joseph Austin)
who married there in 1777.  I have believed that Joseph was named after
Joseph Austin and the A in his name may stand for "Austin" - no proof!

Joseph Covington is found in the Pittsylvania County census up to 1810, then
he is found in the Rockingham County, NC census in 1820.  He is next door to
Mary Covington, widow of John Covington who died in 1817 in Rockingham

Do you have any knowledge of any of these Covingtons or Austins?  I have
never been able to find the name of Joseph's first wife who would be my
g-g-g-grandmother; he married a second wife (Elizabeth Hudnall) in 1833.

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May 4 from Mike & Sherryl Whittle" <

        Griffith Dickerson Shelton was born about 1796 in Pittia, VA.  Is this in Pittsylvania?  I
would like to find his parents.  Thank You,  Sherryl

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May 4 from brett nunley

     I am trying to locate any information on an Absolom Nunnelee(or similer
spelling),married to Patsy Motley on september 11, 1811. I have strong reason
to believe that I am a direct descendant of them. I can trace my tree back to
a William Nunley b. july 15, 1815. I have a deed mentioning an Absolom Nunley
in it as being his former property. I also find a Patsy Nunley on an 1838 tax
list, and I think she is Absolom's widow. I live in the northeast corner of
KY as did the persons listed above, so I have been able to visit every
courthouse in the area in which they lived. If I can make this
connection(William being Absolom's son) this will be of a great help, as I
have been trying to locate William's parents for 12yrs.

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May 4 from

 Looking for information on Frances Witcher m.
James Clements  c.1835-39.  If you can help me I would most appreciate it.
Thank you.

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May 4 from Lynn
   Is anyone researching the Leonard Morris Line, son of William Morris and
Elizabeth Stepp? I need information......................Thanks  Lynn

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May 4 from Malcolm Parker

I am researching the Chocklett family from Pittsylvania Co. I have info on 2
lines of Chockletts that lead back to Pittsylvania Co. Both have ties to
Roanoke Co. also.
I know they connect but haven't been able to connect them yet. My ggrand
mother was a Mary Roberta Chocklett from Bedford. Her father was a Henry A.
Chocklett from Pittsylvania Co. He was born 1838-1845 and died 3/23/1910. He
married Jane Meador in 1860 and then married her sister 30 years later. He
served in Company I
58th Regiment, Early's Brigade in the Civil War.

The other family of Chockletts is the family of Jesse A. Chocklett. He
married Margret
Keesee. They had 10 children. One died at age 18 months. the other children
were Jesse, Margret, Mayme, Andrew, Minnie Mattye, Marion, Katheryn, and
Jesse served in the Civil War also. He was in Company H 3rd Va. Reserves.

There also is record of a 3rd Chocklett, John Chocklett died from measles
during the war. He was a member of Company I Va 58th Infantry before being
captured. He died as a prisoner of war.

I feel that all 3 are brothers and possibly the children of John Chocklett.

Do you have any info on any of these Chockletts?

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May 4 from
Surnames:  LYNCH, MOON  for Pittsylvania CO. VA

Searching for siblings and parents of William Lynch born 1742.  In mid and
late 1700's he was living in Pittsylvania and owned considerable land.  First
wife was Elizabeth with children Abner, Joseph and Sarah.  Married Anne Moon
Stone in Halifax Co in 1785.  Their children were William, John Moon,
Nathaniel, Nancy Ann, Lavinia and Harriett.  Family moved to Plendleton SC
around 1791.  William and Anne died in SC.

Son William married Violet Chapman of SC.  Family moved to Simpson Co. KY
around 1819.  Known children are Jeremiah b 1810, John b 1815, William Wood b
1821 m. Mary Catherine Groves 1846, Frederick b 1831, Levi b 1836 m. Emily K.
Groves and Henrietta m Jeremiah Saver of TN 1850.

This is not the William Lynch in VA with 34 children.

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May 4 from Bill Poindexter" <

I know this is not much to go on but I am hunting info William Shelton
who was born 1784 in Pittsylvania CO VA.  He mrd Nancy McGuire in
Rockinham CO NC.  They may have moved to TN, where son Thomas was born
and the to AR where Grandson John B was born.

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May 4 from Tracy MacDonald

WILLIS BRADFORD SMITH.  I'm looking for the family of Willis Bradford Smith
born January 10, 1814 supposedly in Danville, VA.  He migrated to MS about
1845.  I know absulutely nothing about his family.  Does anyone recognize
this name?  His parents are both supposed to have been born in VA according
to census information.
Thank you.
Tracy MacDonald

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May 4 from  Carolyn Lansdon <

Need some help in locating the names of ELISHA MITCHELL'S parents,
brothers, and sisters.  Any family connection would be most helpful.
B.  Abt. 1780 or 1783 or 1788  (Henry County, VA)
D.  17November1860  (Wise County, VA)
B.  Abt. 1798 or 1806  (Greenbrier County, VA or Greenborro, NC)
D.  12Sept1853  (Russell County, VA)
     B.  Abt. 1820  (Franklin County, VA)

     B.  Abt. 1829 or 1830  (Monroe County, VA or Greenbrier County, VA)
     Married  07February1856  (Russell County, VA)
     B.  Abt. 1835  (Russell County, VA)
          B.  Abt. 1856 or 1857  (VA)
          B.  Abt. 1859 or 1860  (VA)

     B.  Abt. 1832  (Monroe County, VA or Russell County)
     D.  30August1853  (Russell County, VA)

     B.  13JULY1835 or 1839  (Monroe County, VA)
     D.  03March1899  (Sandy Ridge, VA)
     B.               (Sandy Ridge, Old Buchanan Home Place)
     Married  12December1858  (Wise County VA)
     B.  25November1834  (Yancy County or Mitchell County, NC)
     D.  02Sept1905  (Kitt's Hill, Lawrence County, OH)
     B.              (Mamre Cemetery, Kitt's Hill, Lawrence County, OH)
          B.  1859  (VA)
          (1)  CASEY B. BUCHANAN
               B.  1879

          B.  1861  (VA)
          B.  1865
          (1)  ORY W. BUCHANAN
               B.  1884
          (2)  BERTHA J. BUCHANAN
               B.  1887
          (3)  JESSE E. BUCHANAN
               B.  1893
          (4)  DICY H. BUCHANAN
               B.  1895
          (5)  BETTY F. BUCHANAN
               B.  1898

          B.  1863  (VA)
          B.  1867

          B.  1866  (VA)

          B.  15May1870  (VA/1870 Federal Census, 1900 Federal Census, Death Certificate)
          D.  21March1934  (Death Certificate/Sisters Hospital, Polson, Lake County, MT)
          B.  24March1934  (Lakeview Cemetery, Polson, Lake County, MT)
          B.  20July1867  (VA/Death Certificate)
          D.  09October1942  (Death Certificate/1322 Toole Avenue, Missoula, Missoula County, MT)
          B.              (Lakeview Cemetery, Polson, Lake County, MT)
          B.  1872  (VA)

          B.  Sept1875  (VA)
          D.      1937
          B.  1879
          D.  1902
               B.  1899
               GLEN RYDER
               (1)  FRANCES RYDER
               (2)  CHARLES RYDER
               B.  1901
               D.  1979
               ED GOLDERN
               B.  1893
               D.  1941
               (1)  HARVEY GOLDERN
                    B.  1920
                    D.  1920
               (2)  HIRSTON GOLDERN
                    B.  1921
               (3)  ADMAR GOLDEN
                    B.  1923
               (4)  ERNEST EDWARD GOLDEN
                    B.  1926
                    D.  Abt.  1992
               (5)  REUBEN GOLDEN
                    B.  1928
               (6)  ROBERT GOLDERN
                    B.  1932
               (7)  ADDIE LORENE GOLDERN
                    B.  1934
                    D.  1980
                    J. T. SIMMONS
               (8)  IZTTIA PEARL GOLDERN
                    B.  1937
               (9)  BASIL GOLDEN
          B.  1888
          D.  1944
          (1)  ROBERT BUCHANAN
               B.  1906
               D.  1958
               MYRTLE PERKINS  (Frist wife of ROBERT BUCHANAN)
               B.  1916
               (1)  EARL EUGENE BUCHANAN
                    B.  1935
                    TESS PUTNAM
                    B.  1940
                    (1)  EARL EUGENE BUCHANAN, JR.
                         B.  1958
                         JENNEL LIVELY  (First wife of EARL EUGENE BUCHANAN, JR.)
                         (1)  JASON BUCHANAN
                              B.  1983
                         SANDRA  (Second wife of EARL EUGENE BUCHANAN, JR.)
                    (2)  RICHARD LANE BUCHANAN, SR.
                         B. 1963
                         KATHY POORE  (Frist wife of RICHARD LANE BUCHANAN, SR.)
                         (1)  KRISTIE BUCHANAN
                              B.  1984
                         (2)  RICHARD LANE BUCHANAN, JR.
                              B.  1988
                         BRENDA  (Second wife of RICHARD LANE BUCHANAN, SR.)
                    (3)  CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN
                         B.  1965
                         MIKE SYNDER  (First husband of CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN)
                         (1)  MIKE ANTHONY SYNDER
                              B.  1984
                         EDWARD BELLERE  (Second husband of CHARLOTTE BUCHANAN)
                         (1)  ASHLY BELLERE
                              B.  1989
                    (4)  SHERRY BUCHANAN
                         B.  1965
                         THOMAS DILKS  (First husband of SHERRY BUCHANAN)
                         (1)  JENIFER DILKS
                              B.  1988
                         PAUL RAMEY  (Second husband of SHERRY BUCHANAN)
                         (1)  SEAN ALLEN RAMEY
                              B.  1993
               (2)  RICHARD LEE BUCHANAN
                    B.  1939
                    NANCY JEAN BRODIE
                    B.  1941
                    (1)  ROBERT MARTIN BUCHANAN
                         B.  1969
                    (2)  JEFFREY LEE BUCHANAN
                         B.  1969
                         LORA HUFF
                         B.  1971
               ELIZABETH HUFF  (Second wife of ROBERT BUCHANAN)

          (2)  EMMY BUCHANAN
               B.  1911
               D.  1968
               B.  1914
               D.  1956
          (4)  PRESTON BUCHANAN
               B.  1915
               D.  1971
               B.  1916
               D.  1959
          (6)  BARNEY N. BUCHANAN
          (7)  MAXIE BUCHANAN
          (9)  BURITA BUCHANAN
         (10)  BONNIE BUCHANAN

          B.  (VA)

     B.  Abt. 1837  (Henry County, VA)

     B.  Abt. 1840 or 1841  (Henry County, VA or Greenbrier County, VA)
     Married  19August 1861  (Wise County, VA)
     B.  Abt. 1839  (Russell County, VA)

     B.  Abt. 1844 or 1845  (Henry County, VA)

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May 5 from carrie guynn  e-mail

My ggg grandfather Pearce Gwynn was in Patrick co. when it was formed in
1791 and was at least 60 yrs. of age at that time.  Since Patrick at one
time was part of Pittsylvania I saw the 1767 tithables list with Pyerce
Guinn,jas.Guinn,and George H. Gwin shown.  I was wondering if they were
brothers,? and ANY info on this family.  I have searched for years and
just recently discovered Pearce.  I was also recently told this family
originally came from Perquimans county, N.C. and I did find a Jno Gwin
on that 1713 tax list.  Would greatly appreciate any info. thanks.
carrie guynn  e-mail