ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Sept - Oct Queries
Seek confirmation of marriage between Eli Chapman NORTHCUTT
and M.E. MCCOY. Supposedly married in Lexington, Rockbridge Co., VA but
found automated archive record of a marriage between Elisha NORTHENT and
Margaret McCoy in Albermarle Co., VA. Same? Northent and Northcut sometimes
misread. Administrator of McCoy matriarch for E.C. Northcutt in Darlington,
SC in c.1870s noted he was an heir to her estate. Served CSA first from
VA then in SC. Please contact PJ Achramowicz at: email@example.com
Can someone please tell me the approximate location of the Salem Turnpike
of 1889. My ancestor, John Crouse, owned 42 1/2 acres on it near the corporation
limits. It sold in 1889 for $15,600 to a Mr. John Epps. This seems like
a large amount of money for that amount of land. The letter to my gggrandmother
about the sale of her father's property indicated that at the sale there
was a large attendance, including representatives of several syndicates
and the bidding was conducted with considerable spirit. Does anyone know
whether a railroad or something may have been planned there at that time?
Rockbridge County, VA: Looking for descendants and history on the family
of Samuel Winfield LOWMAN, born 12/21/1806 in Rockbridge Cty, VA...have
much information to share on the Lowman's...
I am looking for any information on George Allison KAHLE
b. Dec. 23, 1853 in Lexington, Rockbridge County, VA. By 1888 he had moved
to Selma, Alabama where he died. I can use ANY information on George or
his parents. Thank you,
From:D M Tidd
for information on Margaret B. Tidd,born Bath Co. abt 1823. 4 children
Virginia abt 1853,Sarah abt 1851, George William abt 1857, Henery Nelson
abt 1859. Also info o n William K. Tidd, Elizabeth Adonis Tidd, Ann Walker
Tidd, John B. Tidd, Sarah Tidd, Polly Tidd, Rachel Tidd, Martha Tidd. last
known in Bath Co. 1850.
Rockbrige County Query: Searching for information on the
Topping family of Rockbridge Co. John Joseph Topping was born in Vesuvius,
VA on July 31, 1887 and died in Charlottesville, VA on August 8, 1936.
He is the son of Robert Topping and Ellen Harris. Thank you.
I am looking for information on the Camden family but only a specific line.
My grandfather was Hubert Camden and my grandmother was Anna Laurie Tolley.
I believe that we are also related to the Mays family, but am not sure
where the connection comes in.
My ancestor,Samuel McCormick,lived in Rockbridge County,VA.in the late
1700's.According to marriage records of some of his children,his wife's
name was Grisel(?).His son James married Elizabeth Hanna on 18 Dec. 1784;daughter
Isabella married John Spence on 06 Feb.1786;daughter Anne married Philip
Stoops on 09 Apr.1789;daughter Elizabeth m.Abraham Campbell on 08 Aug.
1793;daughter Diana(Dinah)m.William Dawson on 25 Dec. 1794; daughter Nancy
m.James Hayslet on 23 Jan.1798;daughter Margaret m.John Thompson on 03
July 1798.Samuel and Grisel McCormick also had another son named William.I
was told that this Sam'l.McCor- mick was the one who served in the Revolutionary
War in the Second Company of the First Battalion of Cumberland County,PA.
in the year 1779,leading me to assume that he lived in PA.before moving
to VA.Can any one give me any info.on who Samuel's parents might have been?What
about his wife Grisel's maiden name?Any knowledge of which Dawson's William
Dawson,husband of Diana, belonged to?I'll happily share any info.I have,and
would GREATLY appreciate ANY facts or leads you could give me,as I'm at
a deadend now.
ARCHEY-MORRIS I am looking for information on
Peter Archey who married Abigail Morris in Rockbridge Co. Va. they came
to Shelby Co. In in 1866. Would like to find Abigails parents and siblings
Would like to find someone who has info on Steele from Rockbridge also
From:Kyle J. Wear
I am searching for descendents of GABRIEL ALEXANDER who died in Augusta
Co., VA in 1779. He had a brother named JAMES ALEXANDER (d. 1778 in Augusta
Co., VA) and possibly another brother ANDREW ALEXANDER (d. 1778 or 1779
Augusta Co., VA). I believe that I am descended from Gabriel's son JAMES
ALEXANDER (d. 1809 "Long Meadow" Augusta Co., VA). When Gabriel's son James
dies in 1809, he leaves a will mentioning the following children: John,
William, Gabriel, Andrew*, James, Mary, Dorcus, Martha, Margaret, and Elisabeth.
I believe that I may be descended from Andrew (son of James who dies in
1809). If anyone has any information on this family, it would be greatly
The furthest I can trace back is to Joseph Kirkpatrick
who married Keziah Mitchell in Bourbon Co., KY in 1790. This use to be
Kentucky Co., VA and before that Fincastle Co., VA if I am correct. I am
looking for pre-1800 information on Kirkpatrick or Mitchell. Where should
I look!? Especially since there doesn't seem to be a Fincastle Co., VA
or Kentucky Co., VA anymore.
From:Mary Kay Lawson
I would like to correspond with anyone researching Lawsons in Rockbridge
County, VA 1790-1810.My Robert Lawson married Margaret Hicks (dau. of Joshua)
in Rockbridge County in 1800. Their first son was named Joshua and the
second Elijah Harvey. Where did that name come from? Cannot figure out
who the parents of Robert were.Anyone have any ideas? Thanks for any help.
add my names that I am researching---John Skaggs, Zachariah Skaggs, Thomas
Skaggs, Peter Skaggs, and the Hankins family. Ida Lancaster firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for information on John PATTON who located in Rockbridge County
about 1774. He was married in 1775 to Martha SHARP, and died in 1809. His
will was probated in October, 1809. He owned land on the Upper Natural
Bridge Road, about 5 3/4 miles from Lexington. One son, also named John
PATTON, was married 9/9/1813 to Phoebe TAYLOR 9/9/1813. Also interested
in any information on her family.
ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY FORBES I'M LOOKING FOR MORE INFO ON WILLIAM
FORBES b c1764. HIS SON WAS ANGUS FORBES b c1790 mLUCY GEER 11/5/1810,
DAUGHTER OF ELIAS GEER.
I am researching the HOLLEY surname in southwest Virginia. My G-Grandfather
Luther HOLLEY b. 1884 was from Russell Co. His sibblings were Bob HOLLEY,
Kate HOLLEY, William HOLLEY, and Hugh HOLLEY. Other related HOLLEYs are:
Sally (b. ca 1811), Eliza (b. ca 1831), Polly (b. ca 1842), James (b. ca
1843), Rinda (b. ca 1849), and Boone (b. ca 1849).
Looking for info on the following: Pittman Stinnett, Mary Patterson Stinnette,John
L. Stinnette, Mary Grant Stinnette, Charlie Grant and Derizer Garrett
SMITH AM LOOKING FOR INFO ON THE FATHER OF ROBERT GILMORE
SMITH, b6/22/1824 IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, SON OF WILLIAM SMITH. HE mSUSANNAH
AGNOR 1/21/1846. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF "SLY JOHN" AGNER,III.
PLOTT I AM LOOKING FOR INFO ON THE FATHER OF ABRAHAM PLOTT.
ABRAHAM WAS b c1800. HE m POLLY "MARY" GAYLOR 2/20/1823.
HIS FATHER WAS HENRY PLOTT b c1774 M CATHERINE ENTSMINGER c1791, DAUGHTER
OF (JOHN) PHILIP ENSMINGER.
GAYLOR I'M LOOKING FOR INFO ON NATHANIEL GAYLOR'S FATHER.
NATHAN WAS b c1780 AND m MARGARET FORAN. I BELIEVE HIS FATHER WAS LIVING
WITH HIM IN THE EARLY 1800'S IN ROCKBRIDGE CO.
GEER I'M LOOKING FOR INFO ON THE FATHER OF LUCY GEER. LUCY
m ANGUS FORBES 11/5/1810 IN ROCKBRIDGE CO. HER FATHER WAS ELIAS GEER. I
THINK I HAVE TRACKED HIM TO CONNECTICUT BUT NEED SOME TIPS TO CONFIRM.
MORRIS I'M LOOKING FOR INFO ON JOHN MORRIS. HE m ELIZABETH
HIGHMAN 4/24/1792 IN ROCKBRIDGE CO.THEY ALSO HAD A DAUGHTER ELIZABETH b
LAIR I'M LOOKING FOR INFO ON JOHN LAIR'S FATHER. JOHN LAIR
WAS b1790 AND m SUSAN THOMAS 10/16/1813 IN ROCKBRIDGE CO. HIS FATHER JOHN
LAIR m BARBARA BEFORE THEY CAME TO ROCKBRIDGE CO. I THINK THEY CAME FROM
WITHROW I'M LOOKING FOR INFO ON ARCHIBALD WITHROW b1777
IN LANCASTER, PA. HE m MARY HORNER IN 1805 AND THEY CAME TO BROWNSBURG.
I HAVE HIS FATHER AS WILLIAM BUT WOULD LIKE MORE INFO.
AGNER/AGNOR I'M LOOKING FOR INFO ON THE WIFE OF "SLY JOHN"
JOHN AGNER, 111. HER NAME WAS ELIZABETH AND I THINK HER LAST NAME WAS WILHELM,BUT
I'M NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE WILHELM NAME SO I NEED MORE INFO."SLY JOHN" WAS
bc1800, SON OF JOHN AGNOR, JR.
WALLACE, WILLIAM ALEXANDER 'BIG FOOT'-came to Texas where
he died. How was he kin to AMANDA M. RUFF. Was it through her mother MARTHA
SATCHELL WALLACE. Martha married Judge John Millslegel Ruff. Amanda M.
Ruff married JACOB G. SHELTMAN Rockbridge Co., VA. and came to Texas.
ESKEW, JOHN born 1807-1808 in Virginia and died February 22, 1878 in Madison
County, Iowa. Married Sarah (Sally) Coffey daughter of Salathial Coffey
and Mary Blair. I am interested in any information about the parents or
siblings of JOHN ESKEW. I have found marriage dates from 1822 to 1846 for
some ESKEWS in Albemarle, (Kanawha) and Rockbridge Counties, Virginia.
Thanks for your help.
One of my non-computer literate friends, surname Horner, interested in
genealogy found a history of his family in the Rockbridge Co. area in the
1700's. They were aparently Mennonites, and his ancestral family was severly
chastised and almost disbarred from the church for permitting one of their
children to go "belling" Does anyone know what the term means?
PERNELL - PURNELL. Exeline Pernell's tombstone says she was born
"Near "Lexington, VA, 19 Oct 1819. She probably lived in North Carolina
and Alabama, and possibly New Orleans, at some point. In 1842 she went
to Texas, where she married Michael McCORMICK of Harris Co. in 1845. They
lived in Galveston, where she died in 1893. 1880 says both her parents
were born in VA.
JOHN MURPHY married ELIZABETH LAWSON (daughter of Isaac and Agnes)
1799 in Rockbridge Co. Does anyone know who their children are ? Does anyone
know where they moved ? Is this the John Murphy who is counted in 1810
census of Pendleton Co. (now West) Virginia ? Is this the John Murphy of
Monroe and Randolph Counties, Illinois (circa 1820) whose son was LAWSON
MURPHY ? Where did JOHN MURPHY (of Rockbridge Co.) come from ? Is he related
to the John Murphy who died at Fort Young in 1763 ? LAWSON MURPHY was born
1810 in "Virginia" and is my g-g-g-grandfather. I have
a hunch that John Murphy and Elizabeth Lawson of Rockbridge Co. (m.1799)
are his parents. I know it's a long shot, but it reflects my desperation.
Thank you in advance for any help. -GUY
JORDAN, G-Grandfather John Lawrence JORDAN(6/22/1846 - 12/27/1924) of Caroline
Co., Virginia stated his family JORDAN came from Rockbridge Co., Virginia.
His father Byrd Alexander JORDAN (1824-1863) and mother Louisa Sydney ROBINSON
were both born in Caroline Co. Byrd A. JORDAN's father William JORDAN (1781-1853)
and Judith ANDERSON were married in Caroline Co in 3/23/1821 birthplaces
unknown. Looking for parents of William JORDAN possibly of Rockbridge Co.
Please reply any info to Ron Gallahan at email@example.com
I am trying to find decendents of Absolom or Absalom Ailstock.
He apparently lived in the Rockbridge County, VA area. My Great Grandfather
was William B. Ailstock who lived in Kentucky (perhaps at Florence KY).
I am trying to trace lineage from William B. Ailstock back to and beyond
particularly George BARKER b. 1758 there, married Elizabeth SATER. He was
the son of George, Sr. George, Jr. went to Ky, then Indiana where he died.
Have MUCH Barker information I'd be glad to share.
From:Paul V. Price
I am seeking information on Benjamin Gregory who moved to Washington Co.
VA from Rockbridge Co. VA around 1850. Benjamin Gregory's wife was Joanna
????, I have one source that says she was a Parmer another says Engert.
Their children: Dolly, Elizabeth, Mary, Margaret, Jacob, Samuel, Phillip
and William. Benjamin Gregory died in Washington Co. in 1857. I am seeking
information on his father and mother, also would like to know Joanna's
maiden name. I have some information on all the children except William
and would be glad to share the information I have. I am led to believe
that Dolly and Phillip married in Rockbridge Co. Dolly married Robert Wallace
McClelland and Phillip married Amanda Parmer.
GREEN Family. Looking for info. on JOHN GREEN 1750-1849 who was m. to SUSANAH
LAURENCE. They em. fr. Goochland Co. in 1830(?) with son THOMAS GREEN who
m. POLLY CHEATUM in Goochland Co. in 1813. THOMAS and POLLY parents of
JOHN CECIL GREEN (bn Goochland Co. 1814 d Jan 1872 bd. 1 Mi south of Fairfield).
He m. MARY FRANCES HORN. They had LUTHER BROWN GREEN, etc. I'm ok at this
point. Any info or corrections gladly accepted. Thanks. Luther Greene.
Looking for the ancestors of Abraham Lewis and Mary Ann Paine who married
(abt 1823) in Rockbridge Co., VA. I believe Mary Ann's fathers name was
Robert Paine. Also looking for ancestors of Julie Cash who married James
P. Lewis (son of Abraham Lewis) in 5/28/1867 also in Rockbridge Co., VA.
Julie's parnets might be John Cash and Sarah E. Cash. And last, looking
for in on Michael McNamara who married abt 1856 Margaret in Rockbridge
From:Sam D. Lawson
I would like to locate someone who would like to exchange information
on the David SHULTZ family. David SHULTZ was born 16 September, 1763, in
Frederick County, Maryland, and married Mary Magdalene NEWCOMER. By 1842
he was in Augusta County, Virginia. I believe they may be buried in the
SCHULTZ Cemetery at Spottswood (Riverheads District) in Augusta County,
Virginia, on the Brent Hutchens farm...David SHULTZ was a son of George
and Elizabeth SHULTZ. Children of David and Mary Magdalene (NEWCOMER) SHULTZ
were: Jacob, Elizabeth, Margaret, David Jr., George, Henry, John, William
G., Washington, Catherine, and Philip SHULTZ. Please send correspondence
to: Sam D. Lawson, 1929 Hiker Trace, Columbus, Indiana, 47203-3541 firstname.lastname@example.org
for parentage and family information of William NORCROSS b. Dec 1794, N.J.
md Mary ??? b. 15 Apr 1795, NJ moved to Rockbridge Co., Va. in 1820-1830
and settled there with their children: Susan M (Thomas Paxton), Rebecca
(Samuel Paxton), Sarah Ann (Thompson A. Wright), Elizabeth (James Conner),
Sophia M (James C. Black), William C, Charles M, Thomas J, Willoughby Mayberry
and George W. They were members of the New Providence Church.
Looking for anything on the following: Waldron BEACH, his daughter Sarah
BEACH or her husband, Robert BLACK, all of Augusta County ca.1740-1790.
Searching for McMullin ancestors in formerly Augusta
Co., Rockbridge Co., and GreenBrier County. Circa 1739 - 1800
info on the family of Morris YOUNG, who married Hannah LEGGET in Rockbridge
county in the 1790's. Morris and Hannah later relocated to Southeast Missouri
around 1802. Believe that Morris' father was Robert YOUNG and that Hannah's
father was William LEGGET. Any info will be greatly appreciated.
Seeking any information on my Great-grandfather Samuel H. Stephenson who
was born in Rockbridge County on May 6, 1836. He later moved to Vinton
County Ohio. Served in the Civil War with 90th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
He died Feb 17, 1910 in Wellston Ohio.
I am looking for the origin and ancestors of JOHN SUMMERFIELD.
JOHN marr. CATHERINE LOONEY 08-02-1792 in Botetourt Cty.Va. Their son SAMUEL
P. SUMMERFIELD was born 01-28-1806 . Samuel's 1st wife's name was UPHAMA----
-? Their children were: John H.,James A.,Anderson P. Fanny R. Monroe,Virginia
J., and Allen C. Samuel moved to what is now Roane Cty.Wva. He married
his second wife,Mary C. Edmond in Jackson Cty,WVA in 1873. I would appreciate
any information - also willing to share all infor I have to present time.
I am looking for information on Daniel DIEHL, who lived in Rockbridge Co.,
VA, about 1800. He had at least two daughters, Catherine, who married Charles
Walker 31 July 1798 in Rockbridge Co., and Mary Magdalene, who married
Elijah Walker 4 December 1800 in Rockbridge. Daniel died sometime between
1808-1814 in Rockbridge Co. Any help would be appreciated. E-mail to above
address or mail to: Kathleen Morgan, 2885 Acosta St., Kettering, OH 45420-3464.
I am looking for my SELPH ancestors. John A. SELPH was
born in Rockbridge County, 9 SEPT 1830. I would like information on his
parents, other family members. Any help greatly appreciated.
TODD- I am looking for cemeteries in Goshen, Virginia. According
to a copy of a letter originally written in 1853, my Todd ancestors are
buried there, and in Sissonville, West Virginia. I am looking for the parents
of James H. Todd b. abt 1817 and Addison J. Todd b. abt 1813. They were
brothers. James H. Todd married Mary E. Henderson in 1842. Addison J. Todd
married Mary J. Haynes. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you,
Searching for information on Thomas Harry Burns, born 1806,
Roanoake, Virginia. Thomas married Lucy Crockett, daughter of Samuel Crockett
and Nancy Craig. Thomas and Lucy's son James William Burns born 5 Sept
1853 Buchanan, Virginia. James William Burns married Nellie Lucy Bennett
(daughter of George W. Bennett and Lucy Sarah Evarts) on 18 Dec 1881. Their
youngest child, Clyde Arthur Burns, was my father.
Seeking info on Josias GAMBLE and wife Ann Gamwell, resided in Rockbridge
Co., Virginia with son Andrew GAMBLE b. August 9, 1775 in Rockbridge Co.,
I would like to hear from anyone with any connections
to James EAKIN and wife Isabella. Their daughter Margaret (Patsy) married
in 1805 George FORD and moved to OH by 1810. James EAKIN's father or brother
may have been named Samuel who served in the Rev War. Any information on
these families would be greatly appreciated.
husband's family, John TYLER, Rockingham co VA and Elizabeth (Betsy) Crouse,
dgt of John CROUSE, Rockbridge co. Have copy of marr. bond, 31 May 1825.
CROUSE family is said to be from PA. John William Tyler & Elizabeth
(Crouse) came to TX in 1858 so gives info in TX Civil War pension application.
Settled in Colorado co. area. email@example.com
Seeking information and the tie between the Davidson Families of Amelia,
Prince Edward, Orange and Rockbridge Counties. I'm researching the relationship
link between these families starting ca. 1694 to date. Your help will be
must appreciated. anything no matter how small
From:Carol L. Switzer
HALL-COX Am looking for any records of James HALL b bef 1752,
VA,possibly that part which became KY. His wife is unknown. They had at
least one son James HALL,Jr. b ca 1772 he supposedly md Winifred COX,b
ca 1780 her parents are unknown. They had 5 known children. James HALL
III b ca 1795, Phineas C. HALL b 1798 KY; Ryal HALL b ca 1801; Samuel B.
HALL b Oct 1805; Joseph HALL b ca 1809 and Thomas C. HALL b ca 1811. This
entire family arrived in Jackson Co., IL. ca 1812. James HALL III, and
his brother Thomas C. HALL went to Washington Co., TX in the 1820s and
James HALL, Jr and his wife followed them in the 1830s. Any information
would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. CDean46561@aol.com (Carol L. Switzer
Rockbridge County Query March 25, 1997, Paula Spaulding, firstname.lastname@example.org
Searching for ancestors/relatives of James H. Heaton, born 1829 in Rockbridge
Co., VA. James married Ann/Anna Dorcas Heflin. Ann was born Sep 1819 in
Rockbridge Co., VA. James had sisters, Mary D. and Sarah F. Heaton.
info on origins of John and Agness PATTERSON who lived on Kerr's Creek.
John was Borden's land agent. His will was written 19 Apr 1748 and probated
18 May 1749. Ch: Margaret, George, Agness, John. Dau. Margaret m. Francis
McCOWN in Ireland and they were in Orange (now Rockbridge) Co by 1740.
Francis' will was proved 18 Nov 1761. Ch: George, Francis, Malcolm, James,
Margaret (m David COX), Nancy, Katrine, Isbell. Where did the Pattersons
and McCowns live in Ireland? Did other families travel with them to PA
Searching for LEONARD SHAW b. 1795 in Rockbridge County. His father, LEONARD
SHAW SR witnessed the marriage of his sister Catherine to RICHARD PATTERSON
in 1798 testifying that she was of age and that both of their parents were
deceased. Leonard Jr married a LeVisa and migrated to western Kentucky
and Tennessee. If you have SHAW
help. Leonard left A LOT of descendants!
EDINGTON- I'M SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION ON JAMES EDINGTON
WHO OWNED LAND IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY IN THE LATE 1700'S. HIS DAUGHTER, ANN,
MARRIED EVAN DAY IN ROCKBRIGE COUNTY IN 1801. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP.
ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY QUERY I am researching Hayslett(e) and En(t)sminger families
of the Collierstown area of Rockbridge County. I have lots of info on the
Entsmingers including John Henry Entsminger who came to Virginia via Pennsylvania
in 1761 from Alsace, France. I'll be happy to share. However, I need info
on William Alexander Hayslette, born in 1850 to John and Polly Hayslette.
KEFFER (KEFFERLY) - Searching for any information on this family who migrated
from Pennsylvania to Rockbridge and Botetourt Counties late 1700s. Names
possibly Jeremiah Keffer and Jacob Keffer. Jacob married a Rebecca Snodgrass
from Rockbridge County.
WALLACE line is basically from Botetourt and Rockbridge Counties starting
with James Wallace who m. Dolly Bogan, the dau. of Andrew Bogan. James
had a sister, Mariam, who m. John Bogan, the brother of Dolly. On Mariam's
marriage record it states, John Wallace...I assume her father but cannot
find proof of this.James was born about 1775 and married Mar. of 1797 in
Botetourt Co. Will be happy to exchange info on these families. Email
I am trying to help my husband track down some ancestors. We
have identified a Charles Preston Painter of Rockbridge County around the
time of the Civil War, but little before that is certain. We have spent
days perusing the courthouse documents in Rockbridge. Any other ideas?
I am researching a PHILIP GREGORY that lived in Augusta
County 1790-1820. I have reason to believe that in 1830, he was living
in Rockbridge County with a BENJAMIN GREGORY. In 1830, PHILIP would have
been between 70 and 80 years old. I also believe that PHILIP had brothers
JACOB, SAMUEL, and THOMAS and maybe more. Any help or info on these people
would be greatly appreciated. JERRY in Kingsport, TN.
From:Mary Kay Surguine
I am seeking ANY information concerning James Surguine.I think he was born
in Virginia. He moved to Hawkins County, Tennessee in the 1780's and died
there in 1820.Since many of the residents of Hawkins County came from Botecourt
County, Va. there is a chance that he did ,also.He married a Margaret Erwin.
Looking for ancestors and descendants of Christopher Dice of Rockbridge
County Va.Born about 1760. Children were Benjamin, John, David
John ADAMS, s/o John, b. Oct 1761 [PA?] (m. lst 1780-1788 Jean/Jane HUTCHESON,
d/o Robert) d. 20 June 1837 Rockbridge. Sibs of Jean were Susanna, Robert
& Nancy. Sons of John & Jean were James William Adams [m. Sarah
Croskry dau/of Joseph & Martha Gillaspey] and Hugh. James' son Hugh
m. Amanda Joanna McCormick, sis of Cyrus. Looking for info on ADAMS, HUTCHESON,
MCCROSKRY & GILLASPEY, where they were in Rockbridge and more on
the early families.
Conducting research on Thomas Stapleton Gough who disappeared after Civil
War. His son Thomas S. Gough, Jr. born in Peddler's Mills, VA 10 January
1852. Ama Beck is the mother.
I am looking for information on my GGGGG Grandfather James
Skeen. He was born 10-26-1765 and died 2-20-1834. His wife was Mary ?Boyd
1765-1851. I have been told that he was from Rockbridge Co. and that they
married in 1790 in Rockingham co. I have been told that he is a descendant
of a Robert Skeen. Any help will be appreciated.
From:Joan C. Ackerman
Seeking information on the McCrory family in Rockbridge County. Samuel
Henry McCrory left Va. for Iowa in the late 1830's. He was the son of William
McCrory and grandson of James McCrory who were also of Rockbridge County
I am looking for information on William H. Evans who was born about 1833
in Rockbridge County Virginia. He died in the Civil War sometime in 1864
leaving his wife, Mary Jane Gardner Evans with four children, Sarah C.,
George, William, and Luella. She was pregnant with my g-grandfather, John
Wesley Evans who was born August 9, 1864 in Waynesboro, Augusta, Virginia.
I believe the parents of William H. were Harvy Evans and Beulah Deker.
That is all the information I have.
ROCKBRIDGE CO Query ROBINSON - Seeking information on family of
Sallie B ROBINSON (b.16 Jul 1844 d.08 Jan 1918) who married Moses Henderson
McCOMB of Augusta Co. Any help is greatly appreciated.
I am searching for information on the following families from Rockbride
Co. -- BOUSMAN, BROWN, RIPLEY and ZOLLMAN. The following info was passed
on by my mother-in-law: William ZOLLMAN m. Mary BOUSMAN, they had a son
William ZOLLMAN Jr. who married Ann RIPLEY abt 1809. William Jr. and Ann
had a daughter Margaret Catherine ZOLLMAN (19Apr1830 - 25Mar1896), m.(15Dec1869)
to James N. Brown (25Jun1836 - 17Feb1920). If any of the above looks familiar,
please contact me for info on BROWN family to present generation.
: Searching for Janie Rebecca HAYSLETT b: 07/23/1888 in
Lexington. Her mother died young and she stayed with W.A. and Fannie FRY.
Janie married James HEATH and moved to Lawton, Oklahoma. When she died
young, her daughter Zella HEATH was sent back to Fannie FRY until Fannie
died. Looking for any HAYSLETT'S/ OR FRY'S.
From:JULIE GUE SMITH
Looking for James H Gue believed to have been born to Linsey & Nancy(Nicely)
Gue in 1838 or 1844. It is possible that there were 2 James from this area.
Linsey was married in Rockbridge Co. in 1832. His mother is believed to
have been Balinda Gue who later married Obediah Nuckles in Rockbridge 9-7-1815.
I cannot locate Balinda's father and cannot valiate any of this info. There
is some very poor research on this family who later moved to WV. The researchers
aim I believe was to gain acess to DAR records. Please help if you can.
I am only interested in searching my family and recording an accurate account
of their history.
Seeking the parents of Andrew GILBERT, born 1831,
Rockbridge Co, VA.
I an looking for the decendants of William McCorkle. He came to America
in 1730 with his brother Matthew. He landed at Philadelphia and then moved
to Virginia. He is said to have moved form there to Ohio. I know of 1 child,
a son named Alexander who married Mary Steele. Alexander had 5 children:
James m. Margaret McCollum John m. Rebbecca McNutt William m. ____McCluer
Nancy Samuel I believe this information is correct. I have more information
on this part of the family tree. But there is so much more I want to know
Interested in any info on John Walker m. Elizabeth ? c. 1778. Children
were Joseph C. Walker m. Catherine McCorkle, John Walker m. Ana Michaels,
Andrew Walker m. Elizabeth Houston, Jennet Walker m. George Icenhower and
James. We know that John died c. 1794 and sons John and James went to Tennessee
prior to 1820
, William; 1777 Rockbridge Co Marriage to Nancy McAlpine I
am researching my ancestor William Robinson born about 1740-50? VA. He
married Nancy McAlpine in Rockbridge 1777. They had a daughter named Rachel
Robinson who married Judge Alexander Little. Nancy McAlpine, dau of Robert
SR, is listed in my files as Ann Little McCopin/McAlpine. I wonder how
that Little got there? Who was William Robinson? Was he the son of George
Robinson and Martha McKay who had a William 1757? Please email (email@example.com)
Ralph Rodriguez 29603 NW 142nd Ave
Searching for information concerning Mary Ann Staton, b.
1814 in Rockbridge Co., VA. She m. Nathaniel Dudley there 3 Nov. 1836.
Who were her parents?
William Henderson LEACH b 4 Dec 1824 ? d 5 Mar 1881 Kilgore, Gregg Co,TX
married before 1844 in Rockbridge Co? VA Martha Ann Joyner b 3 Mar 1822
Nash Co? NC d. 16 Jan 1897 Kilgore, TX. They had at least one daughter,
Mary Edith LEACH, b 15 Jan 1844 Rockbridge Co. VA. Would like any information
on parents, their marriage and other children.
I am researching the GREGORYS of Rockbridge County. They
were in Augusta County in the 1810 census. BENJAMIN GREGORY was born about
1793, married JOANA ENGERT about 1820. Benjamin moved to Washington County,
Virginia, where he died in 1857. There were 4 men listed in The 1810 Census
of Rockbridge County. They were JACOB, JOHN, PHILIP, and SAMUEL. Benjamin
named some of his sons by these names. Benjamin also had a daughter named
DOLLY ENGERT GREGORY that married ROBERT WALLACE McCLELLAND, son of SAMUEL
McCLELLAND, of Rockbridge County. I am trying desperately to find the names
of BENJAMIN'S parents.
John Peter Saling, per his signature (Salling.Sallee Salley), German
Pioneer, came to America on the Ship Pennsylvania Merchant, 18 Sept 1733.
In 1840 he moved to that part of Orange County now called Augusta. He had
a land Patent for 400 acres. He was an exployer and the first white man
to see VA's Natural Bridge. His wifes name was Ann Maria. His Children:
Catherine m Henry Fuller 15 Apr 1751 Augusta Co., VA, Mary Elizabeth m
Joseph Burton. George Adam and John Sallings were his sons. I am a descendant
of John Peter Saling. Any info will be appreciated. A.R. James arjames
I'm looking for information on my g-g-g-grandparents, Mary GOOD b.
Oct. 25, 1807 in VA, m. on Dec. 15, 1830 in Natural Bridge, VA to Daniel
Honts b. Jan. 1, 1811. They died on Illinois, Daniel in 1876 and Mary in
1893. They had 13 children, including 2 sets of twins: Sarah, Elizabeth,
John, Martha, George, Minerva, Algalina, Alvira, Nancy, James, Mary, Henry,
& Rebecca. I would love to hear from anyone who has information on
these people. Thanks!
From:Janice R. Burton
LITTLE and CAMPBELL Need parents and p.o.b of: THOMAS LITTLE b.
ca 1740 Scotland, and his wife MARY CAMPBELL, b. Ireland. They settled
in Augusta Co. VA, which became Rockbridge Co. in 1788. >From there, they
moved on to Mercer and Franklin Cos. KY. Of their 9 children, all were
born in Ireland but two: Thomas and Alexander, both b. in VA. The father,
THOMAS LITTLE was a Patriot in the Rev. War, in the Augusta Co. Militia
1775. Can anyone help with the origins of this family? Happy to exchange!
Researching early Martin SEA family of Rockbridge Co.,
VA, whose dau. Mary SEA married Frederick Lemmon of Botetourt Co., VA.
Reply to above e-mail or write: P. O. Box 522, Marietta, OH 45750-0522
Henry BRUCE and Annie CURRY(CURRIE) were married in ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY in
1795. Annies' father was Torrence Curry. Does anyone have any connections??
My great-great grandfather was William Grant who was born in Rockbridge
County and was the son of Alexander Grant and Diana Ashford. They migrated
to the WV Putnam County area in the early 1800's. I have seen Alexander's
name listed as Peter on a couple of records. Is this a nickname? Does anyone
know anything about them?
CAMPBELL/MOCK- I am looking for information on Alexander
CAMPBELL who was born in VA, in 1799. He married Tracy MOCK in Rockbridge
County on 17 Sep 1829. They had six children; Elizabeth, James, Mary Ann,
Tracy, Ann and Samuel. About 1849 or 1850, they moved to Rockbridge Twp.,
Greene County, IL. Alexander died there on 15 Feb 1864. After his death,
Ann remained in Greene County, but the rest of the family disappeared.
I think Tracy may have returned to Rockbridge County, VA with the other
children. I am trying to find the parents and siblings of both Alexander
Have you any information on the relationship connection between
Thomas Paxton Jr., who lived in Rockbridge County, VA circa 1760 and the
William Paxton (born circa 1788) who was married to Hannah Abbott. William
Paxton (c.1788 - 1860) married to Hannah Abbott (1784-1860), were the parents
of Abner Jehu Paxton (1817-1898).
ADAMS, BURRELL, LAYTON, LEIGHTON, MARKHAM, SAUNDERS, SORRELL - ISO
informtion on additional information on parents of: Lewis Edward LEIGHTON,
b:1845 as per 1860 census for Rockbridge Co. or 1846 as per 1870 census
Botetourt Co. John LEIGHTON, father of Lewis Edward was b:abt 1811 Married
Elizabeth SAUNDERS 17 May 1835. In the 1850 Census the surname was spelled
LAYTON. There was a James Leighton that m: Ann Burrell, 25 Oct. 1786. I
believe they are the parents of John. 1860 Census list wife as Eliza. Other
children besides Lewis E. were William R. b: 1842 and John L. b: 1848.
Lewis E. married Rachel Ann MARKHAM b: 1837 she died in 1932 and is buried
in Covington, Va. Their Children were Otto Samuel b: 1873, Gertrude b:
1876, Alvin Rosco b:1878 and my Grandfather John Ernest b: 1874, m: Elmyra
Austin, b: 1974 d/o John Austin and Martha Jane Tolley, Any help will be
From: V Clark
looking for Rufus Clark born 03/Sept/1933. Father was Howard G Clark
mother was Eliza Jane Ramsey.The parents lived in Rockbridge Co.from 1878
to approx 1945-50
Looking for information on JOHN GUYER (GUIER) born before
1808? in in Maryland. He married REBECCA (PEGGY) MILEY on 4-4-1825. They
had 5 known children between 1826-1835. They were living in Rockbridge
Co in 1834. He died before 1850 - wife Rebecca listed as a widow on the
1850 Census for Rockingham Co.
From: Janet Johnson
I am currently working on the Thomas/Johnson/Austin families of Rockbridge
County. I am willing to share all information I've collected, and would
like to add more.
Looking for parents of James MCKEE
born in later part of 1700s.
He married Jane Reid daughter of Joseph and Mary (McClure) Reid. They later
migrated to Bath Co.
Interested in finding information on Lewis Williams
and wife Mary Bailey
. Who were their children? They were in the
Rockbridge county in 1840. Wife Mary shows living with daughter Phebe Matilda
and her husband Benjamin Rice in 1850 census. A Benjamin Williams shows
up in the 1850 census with Mary? Who was he?
Am looking for the parents and other family members of
dob 1 Oct 1777 in Rockbridge Co., VA. It is believed
that William's father was from Scotland and fought in the Revolutionary
War. William moved to Rockcastle Co., KY in about 1795 and married Mary
Evans. I have much info on William and his descendants from that point
on and would be happy to share it.
I have an ancestor Lewis Williams
who live in that area
in 1830 & 1840; and am looking for any available information. Can you
give me an idea what it available there.Thanks for your help.
From: Sandy Allison
Working on the Allison
Lines of Va.,Ky. Ind, Ill. & Mo. Alexander
Allison born about 1768 in Rockbridge County, Va. and died in Nicholas
County, Ky. about 1814. Married Elizabeth Taylor about 6-26-1805 in Nicholas
County, Ky. Alexander Allison parent were Charles and Jane Campbell Allison
born about 1737 in Lancaster county, Pa. and died in Bourbon County, Ky.
10-2-1787. Need to know if Alexander had more than one wife and how many
children did he have. I think that Otho Allison born 1803 in Ky.? and Alfred
Allison born 1808 in Ky.? are his children? I think that he had a wife
before Elizabeth that died and he had children by her named Patsy Allison
born about 1794 and married William Brunson. Susannah Allison who married
Nelson Moore. Elizabeth Allison who married Teter Snap. Otho Allison who
married Mary Polly Leonard. and then Alfred Allison who married Mary C.
Hendricks. Hope some one can help with this family. Thank you for all your
time and help.
From: Linda Reams
Looking for the family of Montgomery Lee Wiltshire, born 1864, son of Charles
E. WILTSHIRE, born 1844. Montgomery & Lee WILTSHIRE
the railroad in western VA counties.
From: Janet (Hall)
Looking for ancestors of John C.(or John T.) Hall
and Elizabeth "Betsy " A. Rowsey
(born 1821 d/o James Rowsey) married
Aug. 22, 1816 in Rockbridge Co., VA. Their children: Seaton Benjamin (b.
June 1851, Rockbridge Co., VA), Joshua Vincent Turpin Hall (b. Oct. 19,
1857, Rockbridge Co), Drucilla Phebe Jane Hall, and Alice Mary Matilda
"Sis " Hall. John C. Hall was a plantation overseer and distiller from
near Natural Bridge area in Rockbridge Co., VA. He later moved his family
to Lincoln Co., VA (now WV) around 1862. His daughter Alice married a George
Burns in Lincoln Co, WV and they moved to Kansas or Missouri. Also looking
for James Hall, Jr. and Patsy Leech's children. They were married in Rockbridge
Co., VA on Aug. 22, 1816. He is the son of Capt. James Hall (buried unmarked
grave at Oxford Church, Rockbridge Co., Va) and Martha Gilmore. Capt. James
Hall is the son of Andrew Hall, Sr. & Margaret ?. Andrew Hall is
the son of William Hall (D. est. 1772, New Monmouth Presbyterian Church,
Rockbridge Co., VA) and Jean or Janet ? Does anyone know if John C. Hall
is the son of James Hall & Patsy Leech?
From: Steve Patterson
Searching for information on John Miller PATTERSON
, br 1820
in Rockbridge Co., VA. Moved to Mississippi and married Mary Elizabeth
on May 17, 1939. Please e-mail any information.
From: Sandra Griffith
Looking for family of Samuel DEAN
, his daughter Phoebe Dean m Thomas
WELCH in Rockbridge Co in 1817. Thomas and Phoebe moved to Greenbrier Co,
VA by 1830. Thank you.
My 2nd Greatgrandmother was a Barger
. Here is some info that
I have on her: Martha A. BARGER (b. Jan 31, 1821, d. Apr 6, 1886, m. Aug
18, 1864) Husband: Samuel S. WOODSON (b. abt.1809 d.December 11, 1851 Botetourt
Co, VA) (2nd husband to Martha A. Barger: John RIPLEY b. Unknown d. May
2, 1989 in Botetourt Co. VA. Parents of Martha A. Barger: George Barger
b. Unknown d. Unknown Wife: Burlieny (Unknown last name) Samuel, Martha,are
buried in Presbyterian Church yard in Botetourt Co. VA. near I-81. Church
records where burned. Rumor is Samuel Woodson was from Amherst Co. VA before
moving to Botetourt Co., VA. Searching for: BARGER, RIPLEY, WOODSON --Botetourt,
Amherst, Rockbridge Co. Va.
From: Leslie Countiss
Looking for information on Charles Cummings COUNTISS
sheriff of Washington Co and his wife Hattie CRAIG (part Cherokee?). Also,
Emmet COUNTISS m Rachel DICKSON
(DIXON) John COUNTISS m Dicie
Henry COUNTISS m Mary Polly YEARY
William COUNTISS m
Elizabeth WRENCH Peter COUNTISS m Rebecca WRENCH James COUNTISS m Mary
Also looking for information on Jacob SUSONG
of Andrew SUSONG?) who migrated to Fincastle/Washington Co from Botetourt
Co and Rockbridge Co VA. Thank you for your assistance.
From: Wayne H. Loney
- David b ca 1770 Rockbridge Co VA, par: Robert Stoops &
Catherine Stum(s) David Stoops m 15 Jan 1795 VA to Abigail Williams b pre
1784 her par possibly Thomas Williams & Jane unk. David & Abigail
had many children, one of whom was Thomas Stoops b 1804 in KY. Any info
greatly appreciated STOOPS STUM(s) WILLIAMS
Reynolds For Rockbridge County. va. Jacob Meadows Family 1853-1870?
Born 1843 Father: Adam Meadows Mother: Sara Deck Meadows Wife: Julia Fletcher
June 19, 1870 Sons: John Harrison 1872 James Brightwell 1873 Joechepas
STEPHENSON / PINE LARRY
PINE I am seeking information on a Miss Stephenson or Stevenson
who probably lived in Rockbridge County and about 1790 married Robert Pine.
Any information about Stephensons in this area would be appreciated.
Yarwood Looking for information on John Gilliatt, born 1784. He
married Eve Joseph. They and their family moved to Orange County, Indiana,
in the early 1800s. His family lived in and around Augusta/Rockbridge/Rockingham
ounties while in Virginia. Would like information on his parents/siblings/other
relatives. Any help is appreciated. Email me at Barb_Y@Juno.com.....Thanks!!
Brown - I am looking for information on Francis Fergus who was
married to Margaret or Mary McCormick, maybe in Cumberland Co. PA. They
had children in Rockbridge Co about 1780-90. The children were married
in Montgomery Co and later moved to OH. Believe parents came from Ireland.
One of the children, Mary (Polly) married Abram Brown. This is my line.
Dave I am looking for the ancestory of Robert Baxter Anderson,
Believed to have been born in NJ in 1776 and moved to Rockbridge County
when of age. The Rockbridge Census of 1820 lists him and 4 sons. Can some
one help with any info on Robert Baxter Anderson.
Withrow Seeking information on John H. Tolley and his
wife Rebecca who were married in Rockbridge Co., Virginia Sept. 6, 1830.
They migrated with other Tolley families to Jackson Co., Virginia(now West
Virginia in the 1830's. Rebecca's last name may be Rodes(Rhodes) as many
families with that name settled around them in Jackson Co.
E. Anderson Robert Baxter Andersons wife was named Elizabeth.
Sometime during the late 1700's or early 1800's they settled in Rockbridge
county. The US Census for Rockbridge County lists the following; Robert
B. Anderson, 44 Farmer, George M. 22, Son, William S, 20, Son, John M,
16, Son, Adam M, Son. It list his estate at $16,000.00 and he as the owner
of 10 slaves, a sizeable estate for the time. RBA is my Grandfather through
William Silas. I cannot trace him past this census but evidence points
to a NJ accestory. Can anyone help me trace him?
Sexton Please add the surname Masters to your registry
of Rockbridge Co., VA. My ancestor, Thomas Masters (b. ca. 1754 Rockbridge/Botetourt
Co., VA) served in the 11th VA Regiment of Col. Abraham Buford. Thomas
married Margaret Shields about February 1783 in Rockbridge County. They
moved their family to the Pendleton District of SC about 1790. Thomas Masters
died in Greenville Co., SC on 8/26/1838.
Pring Tresham Oyler
Ed Pring Greensboro, NC
Leighton Austin Markham Tolley Harlow
Kirby Armentrout Wren Robinson Thank you, Charlie
STEELE/VESS I am searching
for information on John Steele and Matthew Vess. They were married to Mary
Archey daughter of Peter and Abby Morris Archey. They were from Rockbridge
Co. and that John died there 1859, she married Matthew in 1860. Mary came
to Shelby Co. Indiana between 1860 and 1870. I don't know what happen to
Matthew. If any one has information on them, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Also if any one is searching for Henry Hill who came from Rockbridge Co.,
to Shelby Co., IN. just let me know, Janet
WRIGHT Would Like information
on ELLIS WRIGHT,from Amherst Co. VA., born 1809-1810, Father of SCHUYLER
BRADLEY WRIGHT (1846-1939) ELLIS moved to ROCKBRIDGE CO. prior to 1850
census. settled in VESEVUIS in 1862.died 1895 Joe
CAMPBELL, Thomas Gardiner was
born in 1799 in Rockbridge VA. He married Louisa Morris on 27 December
1827 and died at Witesburg, Madison County AL on 5 December, 1839. Looking
for information on his parents and am attempting to trace family back to
Europe. Edward S. Gregory III
FORBES Searching for information
on Rev. John Forbes whose birthplace is listed as Rockbridge Co in 1817.
Parents were Peter and Mary believed to be from Scotland. John may have
had a brother named William. John married in 1840 and lived the next 50
years in Pittsylvania Co and Caswell Co NC as a local Methodist minister.
Any information on Peter or John Forbes in Rockbridge Co would be appreciated.
SEPT. AND OCT . QUERIES
|I am researching the Tolley family of
Rockbridge, Bedford, Botetourt and beyond. I have extensive files on this
family, but am mainly concentrating on the family of William and Sarah
(Taylor) Tolley at this time. All information is fully referenced and in
word processing form. I have over 300 pages typed on this surname. Angela
I have an ancestor William Overton Watkins (1813-1890)
who cam out from under a rock and appeared in Rockbridge County, VA in
1838. The only clue to his previous residence came at the death of his
son, George William Watkins in 1914, at that time his grandson, Grier Pressley
Watkins, said his Grandfather had been born in Caroline. I have searched
the tax records of Caroline County, VA fore and aft of 1813, the year of
Wm. O's birth, and found only a William Watkins there who marriage a Turner
and had no children. If you have any clues as to William Overton Watkins
heritage, I would greatly appreciate any information. Angela
Looking for information about the family of James MCNUTT born abt. 1771
Augusta County. Moved to Tennessee about 1790.
Joseph MILLER married Polly BOOKER, 8 Jun 1812, Rockbridge
Co.VA They were in Daviess Co. KY by 1830 Census time, with the following
stats: Males: 1 <5 Females: 1 <5 1 5-10 1 5-10 2 15-20 2
10-15 1 30-40 1 30-40 Don't know for sure how many kids were born in VA.
Joseph was born in VA. I descend from their dau. Cynthia, b.19 Sep 1821.
Cynthia m. Thomas H. HENTON, Daviess Co. KY in 1839. If anyone has any
information on who the parents are of Joseph MILLER or Mary (Polly) BOOKER
please help!!!! Thanks, Pam
Wilson Jax, FL
I am searching Lawsons, Hicks, Chambers, and Tilfords
in Rockbridge County, CA. Robert Lawson, Sr. and Jr. were there in 1810.
Where did they come from? Mary Kay
Am looking for any information concerning the
following two individuals. Allison Ford married Elizabeth Tate on Jan.7,
1804 in Rockbridge Co., VA. Brenda
Please add the surname Masters to your registry
of Rockbridge Co., VA. My ancestor, Thomas Masters (b. ca. 1754 Rockbridge
Co., VA) served in the 11th VA Regiment of Col. Abraham Buford. Thomas
married Margaret Shields about February 1783 in Rockbridge County. They
moved their family to the Pendleton District of SC about 1790. Thomas Masters
died in Greenville Co., SC on 8/26/1838. Thanks, Jim
John and Rebecca McClung - Would like anyone who
is also researching this couple who lived on the Borden Tract in Lexington.
I'm trying to find information on my family. I know that
my Grandfather was Frazier Dunaway (1880-1966) of Rockbridge, and my Grandmother
was Carrie Lee Lilley (1882-1920). Specifically, I'm trying to go back
at least one more generation to determine if any relatives may have served
in the Civil War. Any information you have that may be useful would be
appreciated. Dave Arnold,
President International Range Officers Association FAX (757) 868-0569
1754 John Barger setteled in Rockbridge, Co. Va. near
Gilmore mill. Does anyone know this line of Bargers? From 1776 to 1798
there were 11 children born to John and Mary (Mollie) Barger. Karen
I would like any information about Mary Ann Dunlap
Davidson b. about 1720 and married Robert Houston. They were the grandparents
of General Sam Houston. Mary Ann's mother's name was Ann Dunlap and her
father's name was Robert Davidson. Patricia
My ancestor David Baker came to America at age
3 from Germany.. He spoke English as well as German. The only place I can
nail him down as a positive resident is Abingdon in Washington county.
I am a member of the Historical society there so that one should be covered.
His fourth son Geroge was born in Rockbridge county, he must have lived
there also. Some one may still be living there who had relatives alive
and living in Rockbridge county in the 1750 to 1850 period. My Gr, Gr,
granfather is supposed to have been born there. However I could find no
trace of him there in July of this year. Thank you. Harold
L. Baker, Racine, WI
Looking for marriage information on Thomas Vance (born
1790) marriage to Sarah Colwell (born 1792)marriage should be about 1808.
Parents of Sarah Colwell listed in IGI are James Colwelland Sarah Vance.
This couple had lived in this area I believe until about 1818 around that
time they moved to Gallia County Ohio. They had the following children
born in Virginia: Sarah Vance abt 1810 Jacob J. Vance abt 1811 Thomas Vance
Jr. abt 1815 Any information will be helpful. Thank you. Robert
Seeking information on a Jacob B. WADE who appears
in the 1860 index to the Virginia section of the U.S. census as being in
Lexington, Virginia. It is believed that he was born in what is now West
Virginia in 1808. He married in 1835 a Martha "Louisa"
McLoney. Thanks in advance for any information. Chuck
Would like you to post the following names in
Rockbridge Co VA surnames: Cunningham, Bennington, Harris, Knick, Siders,
Wilhelm, Hughes, Keller, Dietrich, Hostetter, Wolfe, Brads, Nicely, Tolley,
Taylor, Gunn, Morris, Entsminger, Clark, Thanks! James
Has anyone gathered any information on Rev.
Samuel Houston, of Rockbridge Co. VA? I would like to know how he is
related to Sam Houston, born also in Rockbridge Co, later of Texas Independence
fame. THANKS! Ed Driskill
Looking for information concerning Arthur Graham
md. to Mary (last name maybe Hack or Forgus) with sons Forgus md Elizabeth
Trimble, Robert md Elizabeth md John Wallace, James, and John md Mary Ryan,
and daughters Margaret, Mary (Polly) md. Isaac Trimble, and Jane md Thomas
Drydon. Living in Rockbridge County area abt. 1767-1790's. Move to Bourbon,
Kentucky after receiving land in Kentucky for serving in the Revolutionary
war. Looking for infomation about Arthur's and Mary's parents and where
they came from. Paula Rail
John Wright is on the 1850 census of Russell Co.,
Va.. On this census he gave his birth as ca. 1814 in Rockbridge Co., Va.
His wife was given as Susan; children Mary E., Louisa, James C., Patsy,
Caroline M. Anyone working on this line? Nancy
I am looking for information on Randall (Reynold
Randal) McDaniel (McDonald etc...). He died between 1809 and 1810 in Rockbridge
County, Virginia. Any informtation on him would be greatly appreciated.
WALLACE, WOODS I am searching for Samuel Wallace b.
ca. 1754, probably in VA, d. 1795 in TN. In the book "Tennessee Cousins",
Ray tells of the sons of Peter and Martha (Woods) Wallace and says that
Samuel "apparently died in Rockbridge County VA in 1776, leaving a will.
Rockbridge, to my knowledge wasn't formed until 1778. Other sources also
indicate that Ray's data is less than accurate. I have recently posted
a query in Botetourt, but so far no response. Any information or suggestions
would be greatly appreciated, since I've been looking for my GGGGgrandfather
for several years. Larry Wallace
SENSABAUGH: I am working on all Sinsabaugh/Sensabaugh/etc.
families in the U.S. and Canada. This includes descendants of John and
Eve Sensabaugh of Augusta County, Virginia, as well as others in Rockbridge
and Frederick County. Please email with any info. Steve
The Steeles/Ratcliffes/Whites and so on were in
Charles County, Maryland, and they were coming back and forth into Virginia
and Maryland. Anything helpful would be greatly appreciated.Prince William,
Rockbridge, Fairfax, Tazewell, Russell, Buckingham, Middlesex, Stafford,
Orange, and anything that is very close or surrounding these counties and/or
Charles Co., Maryland. Tami
Seeking info on parents of William Lewis TAYLOR,
b. 06 Dec 1780 in Rockbridge Co. VA. Married Nancy WEIR in Blount Co. TN
in Oct. 1806. Had one adopted son, Joseph Griffin Taylor, and nine natural
sons - George Weir, John Newton, William Addison, Hiram Franklin, Thomas
Jefferson, James Berry, Calvin Baxter, Christopher Columbus, and Francis
Marion Taylor. Moved from Blount County, TN to Polk County, TN. Who were
Wm. Lewis' parents & where were they from? Would like any information,
and will gladly share info we have on descendants. Lynn
Christian Clemer was born in Pennsylvania around
1760? moved to Virginia. No other information. Found a Clemer on the mortality
index of 1850 age 7 yrs David F. Clemer in Rockbridge Co wondering if this
a relative. Any help would be appreciated. Bernice
Seeking Patrick Vance (estate adm. 1791) and son
William Kirkpatrick Vance who were in the Botetourt and Rockbridge County
areas during 1760-1791 period. William K. Vance (1780-1852) seems to have
moved with relatives to Green Co. Tennessee sometime early 1800's. He married
Keziah Robertson (1793-1843) Both are buried in Old Harmony Cemetery in
Greeneville, TN. Looking for family connections with VANCE, KIRKPATRICK,
ROBERTSON. M. Reed
Looking for information on a man named Daniel
McNair who purchased land in the Borden Grant about 1738-1742. Specifically,
according to the Chalkley Abtsracts, his land was on a branch of the James
River called Borden's or Burden's Creek. Are there any records relating
to these early grants or purchases. I am looking for Daniel McNair's place
of origin. I am happy tp swap VA records for research at the National Archives
or DAR. Thanks, Chris Allen
John BARGER and Mary (Mollie) In order of birth
1776 Fredrich married Elenor 1778 Nicholas ? 1780 John married Christina
1782 Elizabeth married John Moore 1784 Adam married Susannah 1786 George
married Cathrine Ripley 1788 Jacob married Polly Bowman 1790 Catherine
married 2xs Mr Garret and Mr.Long 1791 Peter married Ann Pettigrew 1794
Wiliam Preston who married Mary Anne Shafer 1798 David married Evelyn Penn
|BEESON - I am trying to find information
on my Great-grandfather's family. His name was Barry Jackson Beeson born
April 5,1865 in or around Rockridge VA. He married Mary Catherine Simon
b.Aug.21, 1868. in Troy, WV. They names of their children are listed as
Scott, Emma, Hatti, Nela,William, Eddie and Marshall. Barry father's name
was John F. Beeson and Mother's Nancy J. Scott. Any informtion would be
much appreciated. Trixie Lee 9/96
HART - LEONARD HART (born in Germany 26 Dec 1758)
was the son of VALENTINE HART. We noted in the Virginia Wills Before 1799
by William Montgomery Clemons that a will was filed in Rockbridge Co. VA
on 3 July 1792 listing VALENTINE HARTS's four sons as LEONARD, MOSES, BENJAMIN,
AND VALENTINE. We located in "Rockbridge County Marriages, 1778-1850, (page
97) that BENJAMIN married REBECCA GABBERT 15 May 1787, MOSES married ELIZABETH
HITE 23 Jan 1788, and VALENTINE married POLLY STANDOFF 10 Feb 1795. LEONARD
moved to Sullivan Co., TN in the 1770's and to Carter Co., TN in 1807.
There are many HART decendents in Carter Co., TN today. We would request
any information concerning MOSES, BENJAMIN, VALENTINE HART, and their ancestors.
We will share our information with you. Thank you. Helen
Howington Ernst 9/96
HILL - I'm researching the Hill surname in Rockbridge,
Co. Va., before 1800 --1996 Thanks, Annette
LAWHORNE / LAWHORN - I am researching the Lawhorn(e)
famility in Virginia. The earliest record is 1740's in Isle of Wight County.
Then Fluvanna, Albermarle, Amherst, and Rockbridge among others. Pleasant
Lawhorne was a settler in Rockbridge in the early 1800's and lived in Lexington.
Sandra Lawhorne Green 9/96
MCGLOTHLEN - William McGlothlen applied for a Revolutionary
War pension in 1833 from Rockbridge County, Virginia. He used the surname
spelling "McLaughlin" in that application, which was approved on the second
submission. He was granted a pension of $40 per year and some $240 in arrears.
He lived in Rockbridge county at that time and was nearly blind and very
poor. He was born in Bedford Co, VA in December of 1857 and served in the
4th VA Line during the Rev War. He was illiterate and had used the surname
spelling "Glackin" on some earlier VA land deeds. He married an Elizabeth
Boggs and they had two children, Charles M. and Mary H. both born in what
is now Greenbrier Co, WV around 1780. I am looking for information about
William and Elizabeth's married life, possible death dates and burial locations
and anything on William's parents. Any information would be appreciated,
Don McGlothlen 9/96
REED - Researching PAUL family in Augusta; Hugh Paul
married Eleanor Fackler d. of Michael Fackler. Researching REED family
in Augusta/Rockbridge; John G. Paul married Elizabeth Reed d. of Alexander
Reed in March 1823. Ginny Guinn-Parsons
PINE / CAMMOCK - I am looking for information on Robert
Pine who, in 1895, married Mary Cammock in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
Information on either of these people and their family backgrounds would
be greatly appreciated. Larry Pine
SLY / GREGORY - I am seeking information on the families
of William M. SLY, b. 1827 in VA, and Mary Jane GREGORY, b. Jan. 1836 in
VA. William's parents were Henry V. SLY and Rachel TANKERSLY. William's
siblings were: Rachel D., b. March 17, 1833 in VA, Henry B., b. 1835 in
VA, Nancy, b. 1835, Jacob R., b. 1837 in VA, Lucy A., b. 1840 in VA, Alfred
F., b. 1842 in VA, James D., b. 1844, Dorry, b. 1845, Harvey M., b. 1847
in VA, Greebury, b. 1852, and Robert, b. 1859. Mary's parents were Thomas
and Frances GREGORY. Mary's siblings were: John, b. 1826, James N., b.
1828, Elizah, b. 1837, and Castravine, b. 1840. William and Mary had two
known children: Nettie M., b. January 1855 in VA, and Luella, b. September
13, 1859 in Rockbridge Co., VA Mark
SMITH / SIMS - William Smith son of Isaac Smith
(alias Sims) and Hannah Simms Smith is sometimes said to have been
born 1774 in Rockbridge or what was or became Rockbridge. Other children:
Mary Margaret, Henrietta, Isaac, Jr., Ezekial, Benjamin, Nimrod, Susannah,
Thomas (?), Edwin(?). Thanks! Jackie
STANDHOFF - Searching for the marriage of John
(or James) Kay to Sarah (Sally) Standhoff in Rockbridge County around 1809.
Any help will be appreciated. Ruth Filip
THORNHILL - I am researching is THORNHILL lived Rockbridge
Co. in 1700s and into 1800s. My ancestor Henry THORNHILL (Rev. War)
Margie WILLIAMS GARR 9/96
WALKER/WATKINS(DUPUY)/WALLACE/WOODS - Early to Mid 1700's
- All intermarried, my line to Lafayette Co., MO via Illinois Yvonne
WALKER /MCCORKLE - Looking for the
par/of Joseph C. WALKER b. 1780 Rockbridge Co. VA m. Catherine McCORKLE
abt 1800 d/o John McCORKLE. Would also like to know the ancestry of this
McCORKLE family. Thanks! Debbie
PRICE / ORANGE - Looking for family of Martha J. PRICE
b. ca.1843 marr. 21 Nov 1860 Calvin S. ORANGE Pamela
G. Hurak 10/96
KAY / STANDHOFF - John Kay and Sarah (Sally) Standhoff
or Standoff were both from Rockbridge County, I think!! Thanks for your
help. Have a few more details if anyone is researching the Kay family.
CRESON - Abraham, d. 1791 in surry Co., NC. Moved
to NC from Augusta Co., VA cir. 1754. His wife was Mary (Furches ?), he
had 2 children Jane and Joshua. Any/all info will be appreciated. Jim
CUNNINGHAM - Samuel, d. 11/1781 in Surry Co., NC.
He had a son named Abraham and possibly other children. It is believed
that he lived in the Augusta Co., VA area before moving to NC. He married
Jane Creson (dau of Abraham Creson). Jim
WALKER / MOORE - Looking for any information regarding
William Walker m. Eleanor Moore b. 1785. Both families are from Rockbridge
co. Lanny Walker 10/96
KNICK / WELCHANCE - William Knick married Malinda
Welchance in Rockbridge Co. Sept 1838. (Malinda's maiden name is erroneously
reported in the WPA transcription of the marriage index) Malinda's parents,
William and Charlotte (Hostetter) Welchance moved to Washington Co. TN
in1840, and Malinda and William Knick followed soon after. Sometime later
in Murray Co. GA William Knick lived with and married a MARY WELCHANCE
(B. VA ca 1825) with 3 Welchance children who later became known as KNICK.
The $64 question is WHO IS THIS MARY WELCHANCE? Barbara
Lee Gates 10/96
PRICE / CLARK / MASON / RAMSEY - My snail mail is Pamela
G. Hurak / Hurak Publications / P. O. Box 802 / Farmville, VA 23901-0802.
The last info I have on PRICE research is in the Cumberland, Prince Edward
Co., VA area. I have quite a bit of info on other related descendants of
this ancestor if anyone would like to exchange or inquire. I also research
the CLARK, MASON, and RAMSEY families in Amherst, Rockbridge, and Nelson
Co., Va respectfully. I am doing cemetery searches and transcription projects
in Nottoway and Prince Edward Co., VA also. Whew! Email or snail mail if
I can assist any one or if you have any advice to give to a rookie netter.
Thanks again. Pamela G. Hurak
MCCARTY / CRAWFORD - Seek info on the McCARTY family
of Rockbridge County, VA. John McCARTY was born in May 1825 in Rockbridge
County. He married Lucy CRAWFORD about 1849. They had one dau Frances.
Lucy apparantly died about the time Frances was born. John served in CSA
during the Civil War and he and his dau moved to Cabell County, WV after
the war. Who were his parents? send snail mail to Ralph
Hayes, 413 Reclining Acres, Corrales, NM 87048 10/96
GORE - James GORE b. c1780. His father William GORE was
born c. 1760 The father of William was born in England and came to America
in 1754.The family descendants moved to Pike CO. KY around 1810. They then
moved to Lawrence Co. Ohio. Phyllis
HAYS - am looking for info or a means to info on a James
HAYS that was born about 1758 in Augusta County and info on his father,
Samuel HAYS (b:ca1728) that came over from Ireland before 1740. Also info
on a John HAYS of Ireland that immigrated to the Rockbridge area in 1740.
His son, Col. Robert HAYS, moved to The Hermitage, TN in 1758. John
William Hays 10/96
RUSSELL / MCBATH - Looking for the descendants/relatives
of Barkley Russell McBath, who lived in White Stone (Lancaster Co.)in the
1970s. I'm trying to find who received his research and papers concerning
the Russell family of Beverley Manor (Augusta Co.). Also looking for info/research
of Frank E. Russell (cousin of Barkley Russell McBath. Toby
Matthew Boring 10/96
MCINTOSH - Looking for background of John MCINTOSH of
Rockbridge County, VA. He married Elizabeth (TOLLETT or VINEYARD). Known
daughter, Catherine, born 12 Mar 1775 in Rockbridge County and married
Thomas GREENUP. Judy Reynolds
Kerns' Books : These are the surnames that I am
researching in Buckingham County, Vawter, Walton, Stratton, Booker, Shepherd,
Davis, Chick, Jones, Word, Gregory, and Harrison Wilmer
L. Kerns 10/96
VANCE - Looking for marriage information on Thomas Vance
(born 1790) marriage to Sarah Colwell (born 1792)marriage should be about
1808. Parents of Sarah Colwell listed in IGI are James Colwelland Sarah
Vance. This couple had lived in this area I believe until about 1818 around
that time they moved to Gallia County Ohio. They had the following children
born in Virginia: Sarah Vance abt 1810 Jacob J. Vance abt 1811 Thomas Vance
Jr. abt 1815 Any information will be helpful. Thank you. Robert
Lee Vance 10/96
TALLENT - Iformation on the Elliott family of King and
Queen and Rockbridge Counties. Rev. James Elloitt was minister of Cople
and Washington Parish in Westmoreland Co. He married Elizabeth Brockenbrough,
20 Nov. 1792 , in West. Co. before he came to West.Co , he had been minister
of Petsworth Parish in Gloucester, Co, after he left West.Co ,he moved
to Ky. Was he from or connected to the Elliott families of King and Queen
or Rockbridge Counties.? Any help will be much appreciated. Darlene