Spotsylvania Co., Virginia, Queries
Searching for information about Christopher WARD who lived in Spotsylvania
County November 6, 1769 when he witnessed a deed. Any assistance will be gratefully received.
Pauline Stanhagen (Pauline806@aol.com)
22 Dec 2000
Looking for any information on Elias Sandridge TRAINUM born 7/4/1833 from Spotsylvania county,
married Lucetta SHIFFLETTE. Served in the Gordonsville Grays during the Civil War. Settled in
Wanda Trainum (email@example.com)
15 Nov 2000
Hello. I am looking for information on Rice CURTIS III born abt 1736 in Middlesex, Virginia. He
married Frances CARTER abt 1762 in Spotsylvania county. He died in Spotsylvania county. I am
trying to tie one of my husband's ancestors into this Curtis line. The ancestor's name is
Theodocious CURTIS born abt 1760 in prob Spotsylvania and died abt 1846 in Estill county, Ky. He
married Eady or Eada. I would be interested in corresponding with a descendent of Rice CURTIS to
share information on this family. Thank you.
Maria Mastin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
14 Nov 2000
Seeking information about the owners of the MCCOOL house mentioned in Civil War reports (May 12,
1864, Spotsylvania Court House battle). Did these MCCOOL residents descend from Neil MCCOULL
(died 1791), James MCCOOL (died 1750s), or other?
Charles McCool (McCoolTrav@aol.com)
12 Nov 2000
Looking for information on the ELLIS family. William ELLIS m: Mary COCKES/COX some
time around 1740/1750. Is anyone aware of this family in Spotsvania Co.?
1 Nov 2000
I am looking for someone that has been able to find any documentation indicating, with some
degree of certainty, what the actual dates and locations for the birth and marriage of George
SHEPHERD-SHEPPARD might really be? At various internet web sites, I notice a wide range of
different dates and locations still being cited by various researchers for the birth and marriage
of George SHEPHERD-SHEPPARD. Different birth dates and locations often cited are:
1700 in Spotsylvania County, St. George Parish, VA
October 7, 1716 in Banff, Scotland
1720 in Spotsylvania County, VA
christening, April 22, 1743 in Banff, Scotland
And Marriage to Elizabeth Mary Angelicka DAY or DAYE
1720 in Spotsylvania County, St. George Parish, VA
1725 in Spotsylvania County, St. George Parish, VA
1739 in Spotsylvania County, St. George Parish, VA
Bob Nobis (email@example.com)
22 Oct 2000
interested in imformation on Robert WILSON / Mary Jane SEAY married 1850 in Spotsylvania
interested in imformation on James WRIGHT and Letitia HUMPHRIES married 1847 in Spotsylvania
have alot of imformation up to present day . thank you
8 Oct 2000
I am searching for information/parents of Henry CARTER, #S12684, Private VA
line. Born June 25, 1752, In Spotsylvania Co, VA. Lived there during his service, then moved to
Fauquier Co, Va. In 1801 he moved to Barren Co, KY. Died June 8, 1835.
His wife was Frances ?. Children William, George, Martha "Polly"
Threkill/Threlkeld, Elizabeth 'Betsy" Pulliam.
Any help would be appreciated.
Sharon Tabor (Fmlytracer@aol.com)
12 Sep 2000
I am looking for information on Edmund ALMAND born 1732, Thomas ALMAND
born 1762 and the ALMAND family from Spotsylvania VA.
Roy Hunter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
03 Sep 2000
Seeking information about the children of William DAINGERFIELD of "Belvidera," Spots. Co.; d. 15
Jan 1783 and wife, Sarah TALIAFERRO. They married 5 Jan. 1764. He was the son of Edwin
DAINGERFIELD and Mary BASSETT. I have seen several lists of William and Sarah's children but can
find nothing definitive. In particular, I want to confirm that Dr. William Allen DAINGERFIELD,
born 13 Oct 1769, was a son of William and Sarah. Thanks for any help.
Polly Zashin (email@example.com)
22 Aug 2000
James CAVE (b. May 11, 1796 - d. September 29, 1863) and his first wife
Margaret (b. July 24, 1806 - d. October 24, 1837) were both from VA. His first two children were
born in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County: Sarah Ellen (1834) and Elizabeth Jane (1836). I am
looking for information on the parents of James CAVE and on his wife Margaret, whose surname is
Roger Robison (firstname.lastname@example.org)
08 Jul 2000
SHOOTS / SHOOT
Looking for information on the John SHOOTS family. The only information I have says that he was
born in 1722 in Hampshire County VA., which at that time would have been Spotsylvania Co., VA..
He was married to Mary Wilson (daughter of Abner Wilson and Sarah Montague) abt. 1780 unknown
place. Children were Susan, John, James, Kitty, Mildred, Frederick and William. William was born
in KY in 1812, the rest of the children's birth dates and places is unknown. The parents of John
Shoots are unknown.
Sharon Wells (email@example.com)
21 Jun 2000
Does anyone have information on James Hill TRUE? He was born about 1783 in
Spotsylvania, VA. He married (1803) Mary Ellen NEWTON and then (1813) Nancy Ann NEWTON. Need
names of parents? Names of children from both marriages?
Carol Thornton (Brimgen45@aol.com)
15 Jun 2000
Surnames: COURTNEY, NORMAN, TURNER
Looking for descendants of James TURNER and Kerenhappuch NORMAN m/ca 1730 Spotsylvania County
VA. Kerenhappuch Norman, d/o Isaac NORMAN and Frances COURTNEY also of Spotsylvania/Orange
Counties. Contact other descendants through website:
Bennie Altom (BAltom@NovaOne.net)
14 Jun 2000
Seeking the death record of Joel LEWIS who died about 1813 in Spotsylvania
Co, VA. Thanks for any help.
Here is what is known of him:
Joel LEWIS, born abt 1730 in , Hanover, VA; died 1813 in , Spottsylvania, VA, son of David
LEWIS and Anne TERRELL. He married (1) Mary TUREMAN; (2) Sarah CHILES; (3) Lucy DANIEL.
Notes for Joel LEWIS
BIRTH: 'Pioneer Lewis Families', by Michael L. Cook. This reference names
his 7 children.
Rich Nallenweg (RNallenweg@aol.com)
10 Jun 2000
Seeking information about Addison, Addison L., Henry, James, and Julia
SAMUEL. In a deed in Spotsylvania, VA., Addison and Addison L. SAMUEL gave land to my
great-greatparents, Samuel and Rosa DIGGS, and to Henry SAMUEL. Julia married Addison SAMUEL.
Julia had 3 sons, John, James, and Joseph. Julia later married Isaac Lawson and had a son Elmore
Lawson. I believe Rosa maiden name was a SAMUEL. Also, I believe there was a Nellie Ann SAMUEL,
because she also received land from Addison and Addison L. SAMUEL.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
27 May 2000
I am looking for any information on Mary Catherine HOLLIDAY. She was born in
Spotsylvania County, and married Thomas Jackson YOUNG, of Louisa County sometime after the war
Between the States, probably around 1870.
George Pearson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
26 May 2000
WEST and CAMPBELL: Maria West , born in Spotsylvania ca 1800-1808, later
married Robert Campbell of Staunton, VA. Maria is one of 16 children born to Dilcie West, a Free
Black. Need help locating descendants.
Joyce S. Dennis (Jsd9angel@aol.com)
19 May 2000
Seeking information on Orlando STEWART, my gr gr grandfather. He was a
resident of Susquehanna County, PA and an itinerant Doctor/Surgeon, and was murdered in
Spotsylvania. Best guess 1869 or 1870 although could be earlier. Statement by my gr gr
grandmother says he was found with a crushed skull in a woods about 6 miles from Spotsylvania; he
was then buried there. This information came to them in a letter from the Mayor. Whoever found
him found an address and surgical instruments which allowed his identification and notification
of wife and family. Any information would be greatly appreciated: obituaries, newspaper articles,
death certificates, or other leads.
Richard Baumann (email@example.com)
28 Apr 2000
I am looking for any information on my mother's family which was founded in
the US in Spotsylvania County before 1817. John Thomas MCWHIRT was born in Scotland abt 1765 and
died in Spotsylvania Co. Va. before Aug. 4, 1817. He married Elizabeth OLIVER. They had at
least one son, William MCWHIRT b. 1794, d. 1872 in the county. At least one grandson, Cornelius
Sullivan MCWHIRT was born there on 19 Sept, 1828.
The family name may have been MCWHIRTER or even MCWHORTER at this time.
Would love any information on this family. All I really have is what you see. Any
information on wives, children, descendants, etc. would be appreciated. I will share what little
I have if it will help anyone.
Ken Moses (firstname.lastname@example.org)
8 Apr 2000
William KENNON / KANNON of Spotsylvania Co. purchased land in Louisa Co. in 1788, adjacent to
lands owned by John KENNON / KANNON, and witnessed by George KENNON / KANNON. I am searching for
any other information on William, John, or George, to see if they are related to my George KENNON
b. 1802, who lived in Louisa Co.
Jim Slone (email@example.com)
3 Apr 2000
I am looking for any information on Catherine Ann HOLLIDAY, married around
1870 in Spotsylvania County to Thomas Jackson YOUNG of Louisa County. She is my great
grandmother, and I have NO information on her family at all. I am pretty sure of the spelling for
George Pearson (VAINF57TH@aol.com)
29 Mar 2000
I am researching Theodocus and Eda CURTIS. Their daughter, Susannah married
a Charles COOPER in 1808 in Spotsyvania, Va. She came to Clark County, Ky in early 1800"s.
Evidently Charles had died and she married a Lant/Sant Sutherland circa of 1824 in Clark County,
Her son George Washington Cooper is my ggggrandfather. I am trying to prove that Charles Cooper
is George's father. I know that Susanna is his mother. I have proof of that. If anyone is
researching this Curtis or Cooper family, I would appreciate hearing from you.
Bettye Cooper Lowry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
25 Mar 2000
In a marriage record of Spotsylvania County listed was a marriage of Charles COOPER m. Susanna
CURTIS on December 26, 1808. This couple later went to Estill County, Ky. I would like any
information on this couple. I think this might be my gggggrandfather. I knew of Susanna but did
not know her maiden name. Is anyone else researching this CURTIS and Susanna CURTIS? I would
appreciate any info on this family.
Bettye Cooper Lowry (email@example.com)
24 Mar 2000
GOODLOE, COLEMAN, SAMUEL
Seeking information about Rev. Thomas E. GOODLOE (did he perform marriage ceremony for your
ancestor?) and wife Elizabeth. Both may have been born in Spotsylvania/Caroline County. Thomas
died about 1840 in Orange County. Elizabeth, age 51, is on 1850 census for Spotsylvania County,
on same page as Robert Coleman, age 66, perhaps her cousin, and other Colemans. (Elizabeth's
mother may have been Sarah COLEMAN SAMUEL and father Anthony SAMUEL, of Caroline County.) In
1860, Elizabeth Goodloe and many Colemans are living in what's then known as Berkley Parish.
Hope to hear from anyone who has some information. Thanks!
Anita Robeson (AsonicJ@aol.com)
16 Mar 2000
Which Joseph BROCK belongs to this Will ???
Who was his wife ???
Will of Joseph Brock
Will Book "G"
Pages 472 and 473
Spotsylvania Co., Virginia
dated 25 Jun 1806
Proved 2nd Oct 1809
In the name of God Amen. Joseph Brock of the County of Spotsylvania being of
sound mind do make my last will and testament in manner and forum following:
___???___ Where as on the 16th day of February 1804, I made a Deed to my daughter Mary Carter
and Catherine Chew Brock for the greatest part of my
Estate, reserving therein the power of selling any part thereof to raise the
sum of four hundred pounds. I do hereby subject the said Estate of so much as
may be necessary for payment of my Just Debts. Item, whereas on the 21st day
of May 1804 I made a Deed to my grand children, Francis Curtis Brock, Lewis
Brock, Carter Brock, and Mary Beverley Chew Brock, for four negroes named
Eliza, Jenney, ___???___ and Wiall. I do by this my will revoke the said deed
declaring the same to be null and void and do give and bequeth Eliza, Jenney
and Wiall, with their future ___???___ to the said Francis Curtis Brock, Mary
Beverley Chew Brock, their Heirs and assigns forever. Item, the remainder of
my Estate I give to my daughter Mary and Catherine Chew. In testimony where
of I have hereunto se my hand and seal the 25th day of June 1806.
signed JOSEPH BROCK *SEAL*
Sealed and Published
In presence [of]
At a Court held for Spotsylvania County the 2nd day of October 1809 ---
The Last Will and Testament of Joseph Brock, deceased, was produce in Court
and there being no witness to the same and it appearing to the satisfaction of
the Court that the said Will and Signature were wholly written by the said
Joseph Brock, the same is admitted to Record.
teste: Robert S. Chew C.S.C (Clerk Spotsylvania Court)
At a Court held for Spotsylvania County, August 6th, 1810.
On the Motion of Mary B. Brock, who made oath according to Law and with
Catherine C. Brock her Security entered into and acknowledged their hand in
the penalty of Eight Hundred pounds. Conditioned as the Law, direct a
Certificate is granted her for obtaining letters of administration on the
Estate of Joseph Brock, deceased, with his will heretofore admitted to record
in this Court, annexed in due forum.
teste: Robert S. Chew C.S.C. (Clerk Spotsylvania Court)
Joe Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org)
03 Mar 2000
HARVEY / KIRBY Searching for information about John HARVEY, son of John
HARVEY b. VA ca 1740, married in Spotsylvania County, VA, Goodspring
Patsy KIRBY b. VA ca 1740. Relocated to SC and may have been granted
200 acres on Nobles Creek in Granville Co., SC 15 JUL 1768. Children:
Henry HARVEY, Joseph HARVEY, William HARVEY, John HARVEY, Brown HARVEY.
Nancy Harvey (email@example.com)
22 Feb 2000
Seeking information on the family of William MILLER son of John Miller.
William married Jane HORD. William died in, and his Will was proved in Spottsylvania Co on Oct
1, 1766. I am interested in knowing what children William and Jane had! Please e-mail me if you
have any information. Thanks!
David Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
18 Feb 2000
My family Bible lists James Madison WALDEN, son of John and ????? Walden,
born in Spotsylvania Cty, Virginia, September Sixteenth, 1811 who married Lucy Ann BRAGG, my
great-great grandmother, born on September 11th, A.D. 1817 in Culpeper Cty, Virginia, daughter of
Thomas S. and Elizabeth (JONES) Bragg. They were married in Teayses Valley, Kanawha Cty, Virginia
on November 21st, A.D. 1833. Damon Bragg's website lists:
169. Thomas Milton5 Bragg Jr. (Thomas4, William3, Charles2, Joseph1) was born on 17 January 1791
at Culpeper Co., Virginia. 221 He married Elizabeth Jones on 21 November 1816 at Culpeper Co.,
Virginia.34 He died on 6 May 1833. 221 Elizabeth JONES was born on 4 June 1801.
Known children of Thomas Milton5 Bragg Jr. and Elizabeth Jones were as follows:
* 472. i. Lucy Ann6 Bragg was born on 1 September 1817. 221
* 473. ii. Thomas E. G. Bragg was born on 18 October 1819. 221
* 474. iii. Gabriel James Bragg was born on 20 May 1822. 221
* 475. iv. Mary E. Bragg was born on 13 April 1824. 221
Does anyone have more info re Elizabeth Jones Family??
8 Jan 2000
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