Rockingham County, Virginia

Posted Queries for July 1998



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REYNOLDS posted by R.D. Reynolds on Wednesday, July 1, 1998

Reserching the Reynolds line in Va. Albert Reynolds lived in Harrisonburg, Va. wife's name Francis ? they had 3 daughters none of their names are known to me Albert was my Father's brother Albert was born 7-24-1918 in Anderson Co., Tenn. Died Sept 1985 in Va. any help ! Many Thanks !          R.D.

CONRAD, MANN, MILLER posted by kris seibert on Thursday, July 2, 1998

I am looking for the following names that lived in Rockingham Co.They are:John MILLER b:11-9-1733 d:jun1836. Christian MILLER b:1735 Henry MILLER b:1737 Barabary MILLER b:1739 d:1819 m.Jacob MANN , Katherine MILLER b:1741 m.George CONRAD

MYERS, WINE posted by Joyce Rose on Thursday, July 2, 1998

My g-g-grandfather's name was Isaac S. Myers, born in Rockingham Co., 1823.  Married Lydia Wine, born in 1831, in 1856.  Need to know their parents name and any children they had and dates.  Thank you.

HAUFF, HOUFF posted by Larry J. Houf on Saturday, July 4, 1998

Andrew HOUFF living in Rockingham Co. during the period 1795-1820

BOYER, KERNS posted by Sandy Thompson on Sunday, July 5, 1998

I am looking for the wife of Lewis BOYER who was born in Rockingham Co, VA in 1755.  I think it is Rosanna KERNS.  Supposedly they were married in 1789.  She is suppose to be the daughter of an Adam KERNS.  Do not have Lewis Boyers parents or their children.  They moved to Miami CO Ohio.  He was a private in the army and has a DAR named after him in Ohio.  Thanks.

HUDSON, IRWIN posted by Dorothy O. Lay on Monday, July 6, 1998

HUDSON, Rachel, born 15 Oct, 1785, Rockingham County, Va. Married, 1802 Samuel Lynn Irwin.  Moved to North Carolina then Sangamon Co, Illinois. Need Information re Rachel and her ancestors

FUNKHOUSER, HEVENER, RILEY, SWADLEY posted by Kristine Wade on Monday, July 6, 1998

I am searching form information about Adam HEVENER and Rebecca RILEY.  They were married on March 8, 1838 in Rockingham County VA.  I would lkie to get information on Rebecca (birth and death) and on Rebecca's parents and Adam and Rebecca's children.  Rebecca's parents were James RILEY and Barbara FUNKHOUSER.  Adam's parents were, I beleive, Adam HEVENER and Catherine SWADLEY. Any information would be great! Krisitne

CURRY, HALL, HERRING posted by Kristine Wade on Monday, July 6, 1998

I am searching for information on Isaiah CURRY and Abigail HALL.  Thaey were married August 10 1802 in Rockingham County VA.  Isaiah is the son of John CURRY and Anna?.  Abigail is the d/o Joseph HALL and Edith HERRING.  I would love information on both Isaiah and Abigail , thier children and their parents.  I beleive Isaiah (b. 1778 in Augusta Co. VA, d. 1859, Back Alleghany VA) may be the brother of Dr. Robert CURRY but this is unconfirmed. Thanks, Krisitne

HANGER, RUSH posted by Lynne Rush Hundley on Tuesday, July 7, 1998

PROBLEM ABBREVIATIONS -- An Abstract of Rockingham County Court Records Books has a bunch of abbreviations I don't know. Does anyone know of a source for common legal abbreviations (Cha., W.E. set aside, non ass't and joinder, spl oyer, O:, A.C., C.O., and more). All help appreciated! Lynne Hundley, Smithfield VA. Hunting RUSH, HANGER in Rochingham Co.

BAUGH, CASLER posted by Julie H. Ganis on Tuesday, July 7, 1998

Confederate Veteran magazine, Vol XXXIV, No 3, March 1926: John Overton CASLER b. Frederick Co, VA Dec 1, 1838, died Jan 8, 1926. Enlisted from Hampshire Co, VA in 1861. Married Martha E. BAUGH in 1866. Settled in Rockingham Co, VA, then Grayson Co, TX, then Oklahoma City, OK..... Not researching this family, but found this and wanted to share!

SULLIVAN posted by William Sullivan on Tuesday, July 7, 1998

I am interested in any information about my GGG grandfather, SAMUEL SULLIVAN, and his direct ancestors and descendants.  Samuel lived in Rockingham and/or Augusta County, Virginia, in the late 1700's and early 1800's before moving his family to Saline County, Missouri.  Samuel's eldest son was named Tempest.  His second oldest son, from whom I am descended, was also named Samuel.

FULTZ, HART, PITTINGTON, RIDDLE, SIPE, WINEGARD posted by Penny Hart on Thursday, July 9, 1998

I am looking for decendents of James Hart son of William HART and Nancy FULTZ HART SIPE. James was their only child. James married Frances WINEGARD and they had three children. Nancy HART PITTINGTON, Harriet HART RIDDLE and Wilmer (Bill) HART. Wilmer (Bill) Hart married Effie Bell DILLARD.  They had seven (7) children, their names were:  Owen, Rosa Lee, Janet , Charles (Tommy) and Wilmer HART, Jr.,Lessie, Elizabeth. Have many names to share and would love to hear from anyone in this family line.

BRYAN, LYON posted by Alison Vigil on Thursday, July 9, 1998

Seeking information on Emma LYON who married Pendleton BRYAN in Harrisonburg around 1864. She was a painter, writer and composer. Any information about her ancestry or her talents are welcomed.

HOUF, WILLS posted by George & Shirley Will on Tuesday, July 14, 1998

Searching for WILLS, Henry.  A marriage was recorded in Rockingham County in 1809 between Henry WILLS and Sally HOUF. Can find no other reference to this Henry Wills.  Would like to know more about he or his ancestors.  All help greatly appreciated.

ELLIOTT posted by Terri Mullins on Tuesday, July 14, 1998

I am trying to find out more information on William ELLIOTT of Rockingham Co Va b. in the early 1800s. His fathers name was Archibald

BLAKELY, BOTT, BUCHANAN, FRIDLEY, HUMPHREYS, MANLEY, MCCAULEY, SELBY posted by Edgar Hanna on Tuesday, July 14, 1998

All of these families were in Rockingham or  Augusta county from before 1800 until at least 1880, some are still in the area today.   Except where noted all this occurred in AUGUSTA COUNTY. BLAKELY/FRIDLEY-> John married Elizabeth MAY in Rockingham County (parents Adam MAY of Pa? and Elizabeth BOTT of MD/Pa?)  5 children.  Adam May and Elizabeth BOTT were married in Rockingham Co., VA in 1791.     Robert Blakely b. abt 1828 d. 5/3/1863 m. 7/8/1852  (Blakeley by 5th Virginia Infantry records) married Sarah MCCAULEY (parents unknown)  they had 2 children. John Robert BLAKELY b. 6/7/1853 d. 1902 m. 9/10/1874 to Martha eve FRIDLEY b. abt 1855 (parents are James W. FRIDLEY and Elizabeth?) they had 9 children.  John and Martha son James William BLAKELY b. May 1897 BUCHANAN/HUMPHREYS/MANLEY-> Berry MANLEY married Sarah SPILTER  they had 3 children.  Lallay MANLEY b. 6/5/1857 married 2/17/1876 to Alexander F. HUMPHREYS  b. 3/5/1853 (Alex parents were John and Melinda LESSLEY). Alex and Lallay had 1 child that I know of Minnie D. Humphreys b. Nov 1882.  Minnie married John W. BUCHANAN on 9/12/1899.  John was born 9/1869 and his parents were Robert BUCHANAN and Rebecca SELBY.  Alex and Lallay had 5 children, Nora Viola Buchanan b. 1901 Married James William BLAKELY b. 1897. The vast majority of these marriages, births, and deaths occurred in STAUNTON, MIDDLEBROOKS and of course AUGUSTA COUNTY. I am at a dead end with the research any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated buddy.

BROWN posted by Herbert Brown, III on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Need information on Arabella G. BROWN and Robert E. BROWN, they were brother and sister.  They were both living in Grottoes, VA in July 1929.  Arabella was born in 1858 and Robert in 1867 prob. Rockbridge Co. They were listed in William Lewis Brown's Obituary from Frontier Co. NE in 1929, also had a brother James F. living in Salem, VA in 1929.  Father's name was William Lyle born 22 December 1822 in Rockbridge Co. VA, mother was Isabella Grimes born 02 December 1828 in August Co. VA. In 1860 and 1870 family was living in Rockbridge Co. VA.

SITES posted by Ken Gibbs on Saturday, July 18, 1998

I am a descendent of the Rockingham County/Rawley Springs/Spring Creek SITES line.  Gr Gr grandson of William Price Sites who now rests in the Mossy Creek Presbyterian Church yard.  I am interested in descendents of the Sites line in Rockingham County. 

CROSS, ROGERS posted by Lou Moses   on Saturday, July 18, 1998

William ROGERS md. 1804 (bond) Sarah CROSS in Rockingham Co.  Gabriel CROSS signed on the bond and it states Sarah is the dau. of John CROSS. Seeking parents/siblings etc. for William ROGERS and any similar information on the CROSS family.     Thank you for any help given. 

BECHTLE posted by Tom Pierce on Sunday, July 19, 1998

BECHTLE, Jacob and Samuel appear in 1850 Rockingham census.  We are trying to follow the Bechtles in Shenandoah County and suspect these two moved out a bit. Does anyone have any info, or does anyone have access to Rockingham Death Register who would be willing to check for these men or their wives? Thanks, Tom Pierce

DEAN, WHITLOCK posted by Lsc112147 on Monday, July 20, 1998

I am looking for the parents of James William Dean who appears in the 1880 Rockingham County, Virginia Census with his wife Lucinda Bell Whitlock.  James William Dean was born May 1842 in Virginia and Lucinda Bell Whitlock was born June 1856 in Virginia.  They married in about 1876 and had 8 children:  Mary Ada Dean, William F. Dean, Johnnie Wise Dean,  George W. Dean, Robert F. Dean, James H. Dean, Pearl E. Dean, and Bettie A. Dean.  Their children were all born in R'ham County, VA.

LITE, WISE posted by Chuck Seyfert on Tuesday, July 21, 1998

Seeking any information on a Harvey LITE born Sept.13, 1813 in Mt.Crawford,VA. He married Abigail WISE Dec.7, 1837. They lived in Mt.Crawford all their lives. Harvey died April 11, 1894 in Mt.Crawford. He was a Bookeeper by profession. Looking for Harvey's parents and anything else to aid my research. Thank You.

CLEMONS posted by Vicki on Thursday, July 23, 1998

I am looking for information on THOMAS CLEMONS and his wife NANCY.  I know that they had son, JOHN, born in Rockingham Co June 1800 or 1801.  I am willing to share any information I have on their descendants.  Thanks

SONAFRANK, SONIFRANK, SONNEFRANK, SPRENKLE, SPRINKLE posted by Jeanne Garner on Sunday, July 26, 1998

Looking for Sonnefrank/Sonafrank/Sonifrank family. John and Catherine(Sprinkle/Sprenkle) m June 22 1829 in Rockingham Co had George 24 Dec 1830, Christina b 1832,Anthony b 1835, and maybe Sarah b abt 1837. The first three were born in Rockingham at some point they moved to Allen Co. OH. 

SIMMERS posted by Abby Simmers Smith on Sunday, July 26, 1998

I am looking for any information concerning the SIMMERS family from Harrisonburg, Linville, Penn Laird area.  If you can direct me in anyway, please let me know.  I'll share anything I have also.

MILLER posted by Jim Smarr on Monday, July 27, 1998

Looking for information on Samual & Elizabeth MILLER, Samual born Rockingham Co. Around 1824.Elizabeth born in Augusta Co. around 1826. Marriage and Elizabeth's madian name if avalable.

ARGABRIGHT posted by Argabright on Monday, July 27, 1998

I am searching for information on the ARGABRIGHTS of Rockingham Co.,Va. I have bits and pieces on Jacob (b. ca. 1735) and some of his children, but am not clear on the Lancaster Co., Pa. connection, Jacob's father and siblings or when they first arrived.  I have my own branch of material but I can't seem to place it on the tree. Help!

LAM, LIFE posted by Ruth Porter on Monday, July 27, 1998

I am searching for James Marion LAM who married Sarah Frances LIFE on 5/11/1870.  They lived at East Point and had 8 children:Minnie, Newman,Mittie, George, Charles,John, Ilena & Larue.

CUMMINS, MINNICK posted by Galen Willis on Monday, July 27, 1998

Researching Minnick and Cummins. Noah Minnick, b 22 Dec 1828 VA, and wife Catharine Cummins, b 19 Jun 1826, m. 1 Oct 1849 Rockingham Co VA.  Noah's will probated 1893 Rockingham Co list children, Mary, William, John, Jacob, David, Ann and Caroline.  I am interested in corresponding with descendants and or persons working on their ancestors.

FAIRBURN, HANEC posted by Don Fairburn on Tuesday, July 28, 1998

William H.FAIRBURN born 1862 in Rockinham Co. Married Lydia Alice Hanec. A son vernon Calvin Fairburn born 1899 in Kentucky. Would like to establish parentage of William and locate marriage record.

COVINGTON, HASKINS, TOMS posted by Keith Alan Jones on Thursday, July 30, 1998

Seeking information on the family of Thomas HASKINS, born in Camp Holly, Henrico Co. VA in 1774. He married Sally COVINGTON in Rockingham Co. on Dec. 26, 1801. Thomas' father was Joseph HASKINS. Thomas had a son, Robert L. HASKINS, who later had Albemarle Co. connections and married Harriet TOMS. Any information would be a great help.

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