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SHULTZ, SUMMERS, WAGNER posted by Paul A. Summers on Thursday, May 1, 1997

I am looking for the parents of Michael SUMMERS, born 10 Oct. 1792 in Rockingham Co. married 22 Nov. 1810 to Mary SHULTZ in Rockingham Co. I believe his father was also named Michael and died in Rockingham Co. before 1840. Michael and Mary were living in Ross Co. OH in 1812 and then in Tippecanoe Co. IN by 1830 where he died 4 Nov. 1848. Also need information on Rebecca SUMMERS married 19 May 1802 in Rockingham Co. to Conrad WAGNER and David SUMMERS born in Rockingham Co. 29 April 1793, died in Tippecanoe Co. IN 1 August 1843.

ARMENTROUT, BRANNER, GREEN, RODEFFER, WHITE, WOOD posted by Roy C. Wood & Sandra G. Wood on Friday, May 2, 1997

Tracing our families: Wifes side: (all events in Rockingham Co.) Sarah(Sallie)White-- married 8/15/1820; Virginia Armentrout Born: 1848; James Robert Green Born: 10/22/1864; Martha Rebecca Branner Born: 9/5/1864; Hampton Robert Green(e)Born: 4/28/1888; Tracy Elizabeth Rodeffer Born: 10/11/1887; My side: James Wood; Was in Civil War per Great GrandMother. Traced a James Wood 7th Va.. Cavalry Co. F thru the Archives in Washington. Richmond had no war records and referred me to the National records. Found (3) Muster roll records between 1863/64 where he was present for duty at Lost River and Timborville--paid by Capt. Ashby. No other record of him.

SMAILS, SMALES posted by Jennie Wright. on Friday, May 2, 1997

Looking for any information on this surname. There were Smails listed on the 1820 Federal Census in Rochingham, VA. Also looking for a marriage between John SMALES/SMAILS & ????.

CRISS, JOHNSTON posted by Angela M. Ruley on Saturday, May 3, 1997

Seeking information of Judge Robert Johnston (1818-1885) born in Rockbridge County, VA, died in Rockingham County, VA where he was a Judge from 1880-1885. His wife was Laura CRISS. I particularly need documentary proof of his birth, such as tombstone information, Family Bible information, etc. This is for an SAR paper. Thanks in advance!!

ARMBRISTER, ARMPRIESTER, FULK posted by Unknown on Saturday, May 3, 1997

I need any info on Phillip Armbrister/Armpriester and John Fulk, Peak Mt German Church members. Both died in Wythe Co., VA.

PEYTON posted by Debbi Lyon. on Saturday, May 3, 1997

James William PEYTON, born in Rockinham County in May 1851. His parents are John W. and Elizabeth Bailey Peyton. James' brothers and sisters are George A., b. May 1855; Mary W., b.1857; John M., b. 1856; Ann E., b. May 1860; Benjamin F., b. Aug 1863; Henry G., b. 1866; Charles L., b. Marcellus Campbell, b. 1874 in MD; and Julia F., b. 1876 in MD. In the 1860 census, the family lived in Harrisonburg, District No. 1, in Rockingham Co., VA. Can you suggest an old cemetery that I could check for this surname? Thank you.

EVILSIZER, GRIFFITH, WISE posted by Sandra Evilsizer Koscak on Saturday, May 3, 1997

Abel Griffith's Will, May 2, 1811 leaves to his daughter, JANE EVILSIZER'S children. This leads me to believe she is not still living. Also, am looking for the male EVILSIZER whom she married. GEORGE EVILSIZER married EVA WISE in Rockingham Co 4/11/1811. I am looking for the parents of George.

PENNYBACKER, WHITE posted by Jack Pennybacker. on Saturday, May 3, 1997

Looking for information about MEADE WHITE, a Judge in Staunton c. 1875-1910 and his children, JOHN WHITE, an attorney who later bought a restaurant in Newport News, HARRY WHITE, a physician in Fishersville, and CARRIE WHITE (15 Jan 1873 - 30 Oct. 1927), who married JOHN J. PENNYBACKER, of Broadway, Rockingham Co., VA. Carrie is my grandmother.

KIRKPATRICK, WILKINS posted by Tom Caulley on Sunday, May 4, 1997

Researching John H. KIRKPATRICK, B May 1741 in Scotland. M. Jane WILKINS in Lancaster Co., PA pre 1760. Most of their children were born in Rockinham Co., VA before they moved on to NC then TN. Their children were: David KIRKPATRICK b B 1760, Marriah K. B 1762, Hugh K. B. 1763, Rachel K. B. 1765, John K. B. 1766, Jacob K. B. 1771, James K. B. 1773, and Wilkins K. B. 1775. All Reportedly born in Rockingham Co., VA. Any and all assistance will be appreciated.

BIRD, BYRD posted by Unknown on Sunday, May 4, 1997

Tracing our family backwards from Perry county, Ill, the last definite link is John Byrd or Bird. It is believed that his father was Thomas C. Byrd who was the son of Andrew Byrd the III of Rockingham county. He would be the nephew of Mounce and Abraham Byrd. Specifically, we are trying to link how John's father came to be living in Illinois at the time of his birth (3/11/1800) and in establishing that this Thomas C.Byrd is indeed the son of Andrew.

BRUFFEY, BRUFFY, DANIEL, RAMSEY posted by Pat Ross on Wednesday, May 7, 1997

Would like to find information on the BRUFFY/BRUFFEY family, specifically on Emmett L. Bruffy who married Pearl Daniel(s). Their son was Clarence Cornelius Bruffy who was born in l92l and who married Sylvia Thomas Ramsey. Do not have any information on Emmett and would like to find his parents.

BOWERS, HARNSBERGER, SERBER, SURBER posted by Unknown on Friday, May 9, 1997

Andrew J. SURBER (b. 25 Nov 1837 in Rockingham Co), married 21 Apr 1864 to Susannah BOWERS (b. 30 Aug 1843). Andrew J. SURBER was the son of Andrew SURBER (b. ca 1799 in Bath Co, d. bef. 25 Sep 1854 in Darke Co OH ) who married 18 May 1830 in Alleghany Co VA to Caroline HARNSBERGER (b. ca 1808 in VA). This family line came from Switzerland to Pennsylvania to Shenandoah Valley areas. I am looking for ancestors and descendents of these people.

SHAUMAN, SHERMAN, SHOEMAN, SHOWMAN, SIVEY, WISE posted by Unknown on Friday, May 9, 1997

George Frederick Sherman (b. 27 Feb 1810, d. 18 Mar 1876 in Mt. Crawford, VA) married 10 Feb 1834 in Rockingham Co to Sarah Wise (b. 4 Oct 1810 in Rockingham Co). George was the son of Jacob Shauman/Shoeman who married 9 Jun 1806 in McGaheysville, Rockingham Co to Christinia Sivey. Jacob was the son of Stephen Showman (b. after 1753, d. bef. October 13, 1823 in Shenandoah Co VA). This family line came from Germany to Pennsylvania to Washington Co MD to Shenandoah Co VA then to Rockingham Co. I am looking for ancestors and descendents of these people.

FELTZ, FOLTZ, FULTZ, LURTZ, SIPE posted by Peggy Carpenter. on Monday, May 12, 1997

SIPE, Archabald/Archibald B:unknown D:June 14, 1921 to Minnie LURTZ SIPE, father unknown. Married Nancy J. FULTZ (FELTZ,FOLTZ), B:Sept. 26, 1849 in Virginia to William FULTZ (FELTZ,FOLTZ), She died North Dakota on March 12, 1913. They had seven children. All born in McGaheysville. They are Annie May, John Paul, Joseph, Catherine Harriet, and three more. Archibald and Nancy and children moved to North Dakota around 1900. Many descendants in ND,WA,NE,WI. Will share info.

BEAUCHAMP, BUSHONG, NULL posted by Neil Anderson on Tuesday, May 13, 1997

Capt. Phillip NULL from PA served in NC during the revolutionary war. After the war he returned to Lincolnton, NC and married Margaret BEAUCHAMP (BUSHONG) who was from Rockingham County VA.. They later moved to live with her father Pierre BEAUCHAMP (BUSHONG) believe to be in Rockingham County. Some of their children were born in VA, including Henry NULL, who I believe is my ggg grandfather. Henry later moved to Westmoreland Co. PA and raised a family. Any information on these lines would be appreciated.

RIDDLE posted by Charlotte Mattern on Saturday, May 17, 1997

I am researching the family of William Riddle who came to Rockingham from Greene County between 1880 and 1900 and settled in Elkton. Specifically I am interested in finding the records for the United Brethren Church in Elkton or Harrisonburg.

GARDNER, HERRING posted by Ted Gardner on Monday, May 19, 1997

Looking for connections to Wilson HERRING who moved from Rockingham County to Louisa County and married a Mary Lewis (Polly) GARDNER around 1825.

HENSLEY, MAIDEN posted by Edith Tanner on Wednesday, May 21, 1997

Information on James Hensley born about 1780 Orange Co. Married Elizabeth Maiden 12/23/1802 in Orange Co. Later was in Rockingham Co.Samuel Hensley inventory 2/17/1735, Orange Co. Will Book, pg.14. Can't find a copy of the will. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

BUCHANAN, TURLEY posted by Barbara Emery on Thursday, May 22, 1997

Seeking parents of NANCY BUCHANAN, m. ca. 1777 GILES TURLEY. She died 3 Dec. 1833, Rockingham Co., Va. Thank you.

CARVER, DUNN, GENTRY posted by Shirley L. Berg on Friday, May 23, 1997

Albemarle Co. Looking for PASCHELL & Susan GENTRY, parents of HENRY GENTRY who married AMANDA CARVER in 1860 in Rockingham Co PASCHELL could also be PASCAL B. D. as stated on marriage to SUSAN M. DUNN Nov. 6, 1837.CHRISTOPHER GENTRY, born abt 1773 could be father of PASCAL.

BOWMAN, MILLER posted by Unknown on Saturday, May 24, 1997

JOHN MILLER m. Catharine Boughman/Bowman in 1789. She is the dau. of Jacob Bowman. This is listed in "Marriages in Rockingham Co., VA from 1778 to 1816" by Harry M. Stricler. I am interested in the names of his parents and anything about this Miller family.

DECKHART posted by Eve Olson on Tuesday, May 27, 1997

I'm looking for info on the Deckhart family, Fred,Laura, Edna,Gertrude, Irene, around the late 1800's. Their father was a newspaper editor but I don't know his name.

HINEGARDNER, SHOWALTER posted by Selinda Santee Lay on Tuesday, May 27, 1997

I am looking for the surname of Hinegardner. Samuel Hinegardner married Veronia Showalter on August 24, 1815 in Rockingham Co. His father was Christian Hinegardner and his father was believe to be Godlove Hinegardner. Does anyone have these names in their line? Would like to compare information.

LINVILLE, MOULD posted by Ruby Coleman on Friday, May 30, 1997

Seeking information on William LINVILLE and Elizabeth MOULD who were married in Rockingham Co. on 9 March 1813. Need information on their parents, siblings and where they went after leaving Rockingham Co.

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