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From:PJ Achramowicz 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: kylep@century.msmail.spe.sony.com 
From:Swann Reid 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? 
From:M. Fankhauser-Welty 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... 
From:Robert KAHLE Lyles 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 Looking 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. 
From:Nina Reauveau 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. 
From:Camden 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. 
From:Sandra Gilbreath 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. 
From:Janet McColley Franklin 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 appreciated. 
From:Dan Kirkpatrick 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. 
Ida Lancaster Please add my names that I am researching---John Skaggs, Zachariah Skaggs, Thomas Skaggs, Peter Skaggs, and the Hankins family. Ida Lancaster txrose@arn.net 
From:David Patton 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. 
From:STACI SNYDER 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. 
From:Jeff Robinson 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). 
From:Phyllis Harvey Looking for info on the following: Pittman Stinnett, Mary Patterson Stinnette,John L. Stinnette, Mary Grant Stinnette, Charlie Grant and Derizer Garrett 
From:STACI SNYDER 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. 
From:STACI SNYDER 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. 
From:STACI SNYDER 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. 
From:STACI SNYDER 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. 
From:STACI SNYDER 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 c1802. 
From:STACI SNYDER 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 ROCKINGHAM CO. 
From:STACI SNYDER 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. 
From:STACI SNYDER 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. 
From:LINDA FEAGIN HARWELL 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. 
From:Dorothy England 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. 
From:Ken Hart 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? 
From:Diane Bender 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. 
From:Guy Bocchino 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 
From:Ron Gallahan 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 gallacom@concentric.net 
From:Ralph Aylstock 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 Absalom Aylstock. 
From:Karen Zach BARKERS, 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. 
From:Luther Greene 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. 
From:Ken Wheeler 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 Co. 
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 lawson@hsonline.net 
From:Nancy Byrd NORCROSS. Looking 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. 
From:Dan Norgard Looking for anything on the following: Waldron BEACH, his daughter Sarah BEACH or her husband, Robert BLACK, all of Augusta County ca.1740-1790. Thanks, 
From:Fred W. McMullin Searching for McMullin ancestors in formerly Augusta Co., Rockbridge Co., and GreenBrier County. Circa 1739 - 1800 
From:Doug PowersRequesting 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. 
From:Jim IbaughSTEPHENSON- 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. 
From:SHARON LEDSOMEI 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. 
From:Kathleen Morgan 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. 
From:Carolyn Highfill 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. 
From:Karlene Hart 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, Karlene Hart 
From:Russell Burns 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. 
From:Diana McDonald 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., VA. 
From:Helen W Hamilton 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. 
From:GWEN PASCHALL.Searching 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. gbehne@elc.net 
From:William Davidson 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 Dean 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 Dean) 
From:Paula Spaulding Rockbridge County Query March 25, 1997, Paula Spaulding, paulaspa@flash.net 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. 
From:Ginger BallardSeek 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 and VA? 
From:Bonnie Danielson 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 info, please help. Leonard left A LOT of descendants! 
From:JUNE D. MARTIN 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. JDMM 
From:Dave Hayslette 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. Dave 
From:Linda Han 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. 
From:RHUFF My 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 
From:Jack Painter 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? 
From:Jerry A. Penley 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. 
From:Dan Lamb Looking for ancestors and descendants of Christopher Dice of Rockbridge County Va.Born about 1760. Children were Benjamin, John, David 
From:Kate Knox 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. 
From:Bill Green 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. 
From:gary harp 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 
From:Chloe Patton 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. 
From:John McComb 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. 
From:Steve Knight 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. 
From:Barbara Campbell HAYSLETT/FRY: 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. 
From:Illena Sletten Seeking the parents of Andrew GILBERT, born 1831, Rockbridge Co, VA. 
From:Joyce Gearing 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 
From:Don Gibson 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 
From:Ralph Rodriguez ROBINSON, 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 (afn15026@afn.org) Ralph Rodriguez 29603 NW 142nd Ave
From:Tacie B. Smith 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? 
From:Kathy Hartmann 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. 
From:Jerry A. Penley 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. 
From:A.R. James 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 @shighway.com 
From:Mari Nielsen 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! 
From:Marilyn S. Vadakin 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 Thanks, 
From:Carol Morrison Henry BRUCE and Annie CURRY(CURRIE) were married in ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY in 1795. Annies' father was Torrence Curry. Does anyone have any connections?? 
From:anna grant 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? 
From:Donna Kilroy 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 
From:Brenda Davis 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). 
From:Charlie Leighton 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 appreciated. 
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 
From: Sandy Gesler 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. 
From:  Annemarie  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. 
From: Myrna Crapo 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? 
From: William E. King Am looking for the parents and other family members of William KING 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. 
From: Myrna  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 worked for the railroad in western VA counties.
From: Janet (Hall) Cowan 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 WHITE 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. 
From:David Woodson 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 Foster 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 FLEENOR Henry COUNTISS m Mary Polly YEARY William COUNTISS m Elizabeth WRENCH Peter COUNTISS m Rebecca WRENCH James COUNTISS m Mary GREENE Also looking for information on Jacob SUSONG (son 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 STOOPS - 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 
December Queries

 
MEADOWS  Larry 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 1877 
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. 
GILLIATT Barb 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!! 
Fergus/McCormick Dave 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. 
ANDERSON   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. 
TOLLEY    Donald 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. 
ANDERSON   David 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? 
Masters Jim 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 Leighton
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 McColley Franklin
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 Wright
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. Contact deesmith1@aol.com
November 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 M. Ruley
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 M. Ruley
James McNut
t 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 Lawson
Am looking for any information concerning the following two individuals. Allison Ford married Elizabeth Tate on Jan.7, 1804 in Rockbridge Co., VA. Brenda Ford Stafford 
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 Sexton
John and Rebecca McClung - Would like anyone who is also researching this couple who lived on the Borden Tract in Lexington. Helen McClun
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 Lacey
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 Knapke
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 Lee Vance
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 Johnson
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 Cunningham 
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 Wright Bays
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. Dwight Moore 
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 Sinsabaugh
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 Steele Dyer
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 Taylor Norman
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 Clemmer 
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 Dale Peterson
SEPT. AND OCT . QUERIES

 
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 Damron 10/96 
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 10/96 
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 9/96 
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 Shaffer 10/96 
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 Masters 9/96 
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 10/96 
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 James- Henderson 


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 Malec 10/96 
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. RF1227@aol.com   10/96 
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  10/96 
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 Cunningham 10/96 
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 10/96 
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 Volgares 10/96 
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 10/96 
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 Tallent 10/96