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August 27, 2000 from pbrizendine1@juno.com (Paul Brizendine)
Seeking information and descendants of the Brizendine and Hawke families in Franklin County, VA. My ancestors, Henry L. Brizendine and Charlotte Hawke were married in Franklin County, VA 30 Jun 1824.

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August 25, 2000 from wabiii@prodigy.net (Pam Broughman)
MULLINS, William M.--looking for confirmation for place of death as Franklin Co., VA in 1790. Do you know of a cemetary or a written record? Reported to have been married to Katherine Elizabeth Varner 1748.

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August 23, 2000 from MichaelPadgett@compuserve.com (Karen Padgett)
Looking for info. on the Scott family from Franklin Co. My grandfather was Charles Scott. (middle initial H. then possibily changed to Aubrey). Birthdate was Sept. 4, 1898. Had an older brother named Harvey W. Scott. Their parents were Thomas Scott, and Lula BealeScott. Thomas had at least 2 brothers--Joe (Joseph?) and Jim (James?). Joe owned J.E. Scott Manufacturer of rough pine lumber. Any info. would be helpful.

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August 19, 2000 from jerryc@socketis.net (Jerry Cooper)
Three Cooper brothers in Franklin Co Va in 1770s: Charles, John and Thomas J (Jack). Trying to locate parents: father's name may also have been Thomas. Can anyone help?

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August 15, 2000 from Itsnewbee50@aol.com ()
Looking for information on family of Rhoda F. Hutts born abt.1848 married in Franklin County, mother listed as Nancy, father unknown. Rhoda F. Hutts married James Robert Brown on 11/22/1870 in Franklin, Co. James Robert was the son of John Brown and Mary Jane (Meador) Brown. Please contact me with any information you may have on any of these people. Thanks.

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August 14, 2000 from cwray2@juno.com (Clayton Wray)
Could someone tell me where I can obtain a copy of Dorothy Chambers Watts' publication Descendants of Moses & Elizabeth Wray, Franklin County, Virginia?

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August 13, 2000 from sdross@ameritech.net (Dave Ross)
Robert Ferguson married Nancy Edmonds on Feb. 16, 1807 in Franklin Co., VA. I don't find them again until the 1820 census unless they are one of the Robert Ferguson families in the 1810 Pittsylvania Co., VA census. In the 1820 census of Franklin Co., VA, Nancy Ferguson is head of the household w/ 1 male 0-10, 2 females 0-10 and 1 female 10-16. Robert has died? On March 3, 1823 Nancy marries Samuel Manning, a widower with children on his own. The combined familes are in the 1830 Franklin Co., VA census. I am seeking information on Robert Ferguson, his parents, siblings and children.

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August 11, 2000 from jerrybarbara@earthlink.net (Bobbie)
I am seeking information on Stephen B Chaney born around 1850??? His wife was named Elizabeth and he had a daugher Martha Ellen Chaney. Martha Ellen married John Sowder and they had a daughter Ida Oma born 1895. I was told they lived in the Patrick/ Henry/ Franklin / counties areas of Virginia . Any help would really be appreciated !! Thank you! Barbara

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August 10, 2000 from heydtripa@aol.com (Pat)
Researching all descendants of the following Franklin Co, VA families: FERGUSON, John Sr - d 1790; and Elizabeth (? DAVIS); HILL, Robert - d 1778; and Violet LINUS; and STANDIFER, James - d 1807. Happy to exchange on these lines!

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August 4, 2000 from bcmolen@earthlink.net (Carol Molen)
I am seeking information on Jacob WHITE and wife, Mary (Molly or Mariah) ALLEN. Jacob died about 1802 in Bedford Co. Mary remarried John LA_FOY and moved to Franklin about 1805. I believe some of the children of Jacob and Mary were: Byrd, Thomas, Jacob, John, Nancy (who married James ALIFF in 1813) and James. I also believe Docia Ann WHITE, who married Aquilla (or Equilla) MOLDEN/ MOLEN in 1802 was another child of Jacob and Mary. Need proof of this. There was also a connection between this family and William ALLEN. How was William related to Mary? I am willing to share information. Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions. Carol

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August 2, 2000 from jones@missvalley.com (Ingrid Jones)
I am looking for some family history for my great-grandfather, John Fleming BETZ, who was born in Franklin Co., VA in 1821. He was the son of Abraham BETZ and Sarah/Sally ????. I was first told that Sarah's maiden name was Stewart, but the only marriage record I could find for an Abraham BETZ shows him marrying a Sarah RAMSEY 4 Mar 1816 in Franklin Co. Pleasant BLANKENSHIP posted the surety. This sounds about right, since John F. was the 4th of 5 children. The names I have for the other children were Nancy, Polly, Rhoda, and William. These may or may not be correct. I found some of them listed in the 1850 census. John F. BETZ married Julia Ann BLANKENSHIP (born abt. 1828) 20 Aug 1846 in Franklin Co. I would like to know more about Julia's family. Are Julia Ann BLANKENSHIP and Pleasant BLANKENSHIP related in any way? John F. and Julia moved to Callaway Co., MO in 1858. Julia died there 2 Sep 1864.

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July 31, 2000 from pnmoore@juno.com (Peter Moore)
I am searching for information on the Rev. Brice (Bryce) Miller, who lived in Lancaster County, South Carolina in the 1790s but had family connections and perhaps originated in Virginia. He transferred a Lancaster County deed to James Miller of Franklin County, VA in 1799. I have found individuals by that name in the 1810 census for Monroe and Frederick Counties, VA and in the Greenbriar County tax lists for 1783- 86, but I don't know if the Rev. Brice Miller is one of these. Any information concerning his whereabouts before 1790 or after 1800 is greatly appreciated.

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July 30, 2000 from dtreyn_2000@yahoo.com ()
I am seeking the parents/ siblings of John M. Bowles who married Mary Edwards in 1842. I have the history of some of his descendants that I will share with anyone who is working on the Bowles Family History. They were married in Henry county but were listed in Franklin Co. Va census in later years. Several of his children went to West Va during the Civil War?? His oldest son, James, was killed in the Civil War. This is family recollection, I haven't been able to confirm this.

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July 28, 2000 from rawright@email.msn.com (Bob Wright)
Trying to locate any information on: William Akers, Jr. born 1753 in Franklin VA, died 1858 in Van Buren, IA Son of William Akers born in 1719 in Franklin Co, VA Thanks,

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July 28, 2000 from ddoss1@email.msn.com (Donna Doss)
In search of information on my ggrandparents James Rice, Franklin co., VA. (Penhook or Union Hall area) b. around mid 1800s, married Maddie or Mattie ????. after James' death, Maddie married Sam Metz, also from that area. James and Maddie had 6 children, Ethel married Moore, Julie married Law, Laura married Maddox, Ellen Douglas married Richard Doss (my grandparents), and two boys Claude and Silas. All of these Rice children were also born in Penhook/ Union Hall area. Thanks

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July 25, 2000 from EUSD02@aol.com (Carol J. McCraw)
Am looking for information regarding Junius Moore Lumpkin possible son of Thomas M. Lumpkin son of Moore Lumpkin who died 1841 Pittsylvania Co. VA who left property in Franklin Co. VA to his grandson Moore Lumpkin. Thank you. Carol J. McCraw in Woodland, CA.

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July 24, 2000 from brcarter@ioa.com (Becky)
John T. Davis b. abt. 1850? md. Gertrude Gregson (family tradition say she was from England but had her name wrong so who knows). They had Willie, Edgar, Maude md. ? White, Alice and Walter Roland b. 4 April, 1878 in Franklin, VA. He d. 22 August, 1950. Walter md. Emma Lee Taylor. Daughter of William Henry Taylor and Mary Fergeson she was b. 25 December, 1879 and died 4 September, 1955. They had Edgar Lee, William Taylor, John Proctor, Alice Carolyn (died young) and Walter Roland Davis, Jr. b. 23 June, 1905 in Anniston, AL d. 30 March, 1977 md. Sara Elizabeth Melton. None of the last generation has descendants living except my Walter, Jr. I would welcome any additional information anyone might have. Thanks . . ..

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July 22, 2000 from Bervi@aol.com (Peter A. Ramsey)
John Warren Wade m. 1) 1884, in Franklin Co, Hercia Olivia McGhee. He is buried in Story Creek Cemetery with his second wife Ida C. Wade (married after 1900). Does anyone know the maiden name of this second wife of Rev. Johnny Wade? Thanks,

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July 22, 2000 from ddoss1@msn.com (Donna Doss)
Zachariah Doss, b.bef. 1720 probably in Goochland co., VA., d. 1810, wife- Elizabeth. They had 7 to 9 children and later moved to the Pigg River area near present day borders of Pittsylvania and Franklin cos. In search of info connecting that Zachariah Doss to my ggrandfather George Zacheriah Doss, b. 1848, Penhook, Franklin co., VA. George Zacheriah married Elizabeth Agnes (Bettie) Booth 1875. They had 10 children, all born in the Penhook area. The children were Luther, Fannie, Gertrude, William, George, Richard, Lessie, Claude, Hurbert, and Jesse. One child being my grandfather, Richard Melville Doss, b. 1888, married Ellen Douglas Rice, b. 1892 in Penhook. Also in search of info on that Rice line. All I have on my grandmother, Ellen Rice is she had sisters, Ethel, Laura, Julie and 1 or 2 brothers, all born in the Penhook area. Thanks for any info available.

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July 18, 2000 from annt@rma.edu (Ann H. Thomas)
Abner Howell b 1828 (1) marriage Eunice Davidson (2) Mary Jane Hunter (3) Mary E. Cooper b 1854 Married in Franklin County 4-16-1884. Seeking the parents & siblings of Abner. Others researching this line E-mail me as I have all the children in my file.

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July 15, 2000 from mtcoop@hotmail.com (Jerrie Miller Cooper)
I'm looking for the ancestors of Jahue (Johnie) Griffith and his father Issac Griffith. They were located in Patrick Co. at Jahue's birth, 3 June 1835 but came from Franklin Co. sometime before that. Any info appreciated with shared info I have.

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July 15, 2000 from EAPERFUME@aol.com (Joy)
Looking for Maude Neathawk and Simmons her husband that were born and lived in Franklin County. Thanks

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July 12, 2000 from Jbishop538@aol.com (Jim Bishop)
Looking for information on Francis C. Bishop and his family. According to Civil War docs. he was born in Franklin co, VA in 1833. By 1840 his family was in McMinn Co, TN. His parents were Jonathan D. Bishop b. 1804 VA (poss Orange Co) d. 1872 Meigs Co, TN. m. #1 Mary Jeffries b. 1800, VA? or poss #2 Elizabeth UNKNOWN. His brothers and sisters were: Mary b. 1834 m. Louis Benton; Benjamin b. 1836 m. Serena Isom; Martha b. 1839 m. #1 Issac Kyle, #2 Jesse Lovelace; and James b. 1841. Francis C. Bishop disappeared after the Civil War leaving his wife and children. He may have returned to Franklin Co. Looking for info.

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July 11, 2000 from fenniet@mounet.com (Patsy)
I'm searching for a Josiah Wood/ Woods. Born about 1856 or 57. I was told he came to Dickenson Co. from Franklin Co., Va. I think his parents were Henry & Fanny Wood. (I'm not sure about this) Josiah, married Harriet Hay. He was my g grandfather. Any information would be so helpful. Thank You, Patsy

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July 9, 2000 from jt5411242@aol.com (Johnnie King Tate)
Jeremiah Pickett HALE b: Bet 1804-1810 Married Nancy Jane WADE, Franklin Co, VA 1-03-1827. Father of Jeremiah was Francis Marion HALE and Mother, Sarah PICKETT. Seeking any information available on this family.

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July 9, 2000 from suecmiller@ecqual.net (Sue)
I am trying to find information on my g-g-grandfather Butler Bowles. I have found that he was married in Franklin Co. to Levicy Elizabeth Woods in the 1/14/1846. He is in the 1850, 60, & 70 Franklin Co. census'. He was widowed and then remarried Sarah J.D. Crook on 9/2/1874. I have been unable to find exactly when or where he was born or died. The marriage application with Sarah showed that his parents were William and Lacenia Bowles. Any help anyone could offer would be appreciated. These Bowles are tough nuts to crack!

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July 7, 2000 from Woodchippy@aol.com (Edna Clack)
Does anyone have more on the CLACK family of Franklin Co? Spencer Clack (and possibly other Clacks) lived there when it became a county but left shortly thereafter for TN. I have his Deed and copies of the information contained in the legal matter concerning the Smiths but would love to know more if you have it or just want to correspond about the Clack family.

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July 4, 2000 from board-obert@erols.com (Isabelle Board Obert)
I am trying to determine if there is a relationship between an N. H. Claiborne and an H. Coon, of Franklin County, with the Board family of Franklin County. The names appear on a probate record circa 1825. If anyone is researching these families, please contact me.

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July 3, 2000 from bhcraft@citlink.net (Betty H. Craft)
Jamed D. Craft died in Franklin Co., Va 28 Dec. 1895 leaving a large family. Eliza S. m. John W. Perdue; Abram Meador m. Sarah Jane Lemon, Queen Elizabeth m Harry R. W. Arrington, Queen Victoria m. Joseph W. Smith, Mollie (Mary) J. m. John Toney, Louisa Francis never married (was a school teacher there in Franklin Co. and died in a house fire in 1937), William Lee never married (died there in 1924)
James D. Craft married Mary Jane Wright the 10 of June 1850 in Bedford, Va. James D. Craft's father was George Craft and his Mother was Mary Ann---- We found where Mary Ann Craft is buried. (Laymantown Cemetery, Botetourt Co.,VA - Just off 460 going to the Skyline Dr. My question is: does and one know what happened to George. He wasn't there. Thank you.

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