Hanover County VA GenWeb

Hanover County, Virginia

Genealogy Project

April - Aug  1997

Am seeking information on Joseph Wilkes who married a daughter of Richard Winn of St. Paul's Parish in Hanover Co., VA November 1734. Any information would be appreciated. rebel8954@aol.com Melinda Ann Holley 8/27/97

In 1751 Daniel King of Hanover Co. bought land in Albemarle Co. On 14 May 1751, three days later, Daniel sold part of the land to John King, of Hanover Co., possibly his brother. This Albemarle land in 1777 wound up in Fluvanna Co. Other than this reference to Hanover Co., I have found no further record of this family in Hanover. Would appreciate any info that might come to light on Daniel or John pertaining to Hanover Co. jjwoods@mindspring.com John Woods 8/27/97

The 1850 Hanover Co. census, family 680 lists the following persons: Elizabeth Hutchinson (33), Mandena (12), Matilda (14), Lucy R. (9), and Sarah F. (6). Mandena marrird Peter Butler and was my GGGrandmother. What became of the other three girls? GLester500@aol.com Gary Lester 8/18/97

I would like to share information with anyone researching their Vaughn family. My nine times great-grandmother Sarah Vaughn was born in Hanover County 1755. Her parents were David and Susanah ? Vaughn. Thanks for any help! Carla Gruber PO Box 8672, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901 horse@ptialaska.net Carla Gruber 8/12/97

Seek contact with anyone researching the surname of Hancock in Orange Co., Louisa Co., Hanover Co., Spotsylvania Co., & Goochland Co., VA. If anyone has a Hancock family member in their genealogy, I would appreciate learning about the Hancock connection. Have been unable to connect our Hancock to parents or siblings. (Capt.) John Hancock mar 1774 Louisa Co., VA to Nancy Ann Graves. There appears to be relationships in these other counties mentioned above. There may be a connection to AUSTIN, MONROE, or BEADLES/BEGELS families. Any tidbit would be appreciated. Have been working to find his people for 25 years. Many records were lost due to the Civil War in the areas mentioned above. davehancock@worldnet.att.net Audrey (SHIELDS) HANCOCK 8/6/97

Family records indicate that my farthest known ancestor on the Burnett side was Pleasant Burnett. His son William Burnett was born in 1829 in Hanover Co. Virginia. William married Mary Henry of Indiana. I am seeking confirmation of the birth records of William and any other possible information. Thank You. The son of William was Howard Reason Burnett born in Oct. 1858 in Iowa. He later ran a ranch in Comanche Co., Kansas. yab@worldnet.att.net Lisa Ballout 8/6/97

July 23, 1997 Searching for information on JOPHN STORY family and JAMES STORY family in Hanover Co. VA. between 1770- and 1800. Thank you. kabaybruce@zoomnet.netNancy C. Story Adkins 8/2/97

Tinsley, Nathaniel b.c.1757 m. Lucy Pate 24 Jun 1790 in Hanover Co. Nathaniel died 20 May 1834. They had several children, looking for descendants of children. jdown@nettally.com Joe Downing 8/2/97

Martin V. Carder b. circa 1846 Tylers, VA m/ Phoebe Van Dyke
John Lee Carder d. 1900 m/ Adda Agnes Hewitt (parents: John W. Hewitt m/ Salina D (?)
pastor751@greenapple.com Teri Cleaveland 8/2/97

In the 1860, Hanover cty. Federal census, C.C. Hudgins is listed as being #151 in the Ashland Post Office area, page 343. Where was the census begun, and where was #151? A Davis lives next door, and 30 households away is a Fox farm valued at $50,000. Also, can anyone identify a Richard Smith from Hanover?,circa 1860?. ganzert@bellsouth.net Neal F. Ganzert 8/2/97

Looking for ancestors and descendants of Samuel Vaughan b. abt 1750 in VA d. 1825 Russell Co KY m. bef 1803 to Mourning Hope b abt 1760 Hanover Co. VA d. 1842 Russell Co KY daughter of John Hope and Mary Pamplin. Children:
Elizabeth b. 4-12-1803 Hanover d. 8-24-1857 m. Micajah HAIL
Frances m. John ZACHARY 3-6-1810 Adair Co KY
Mary m. John DOGAN 3-6-1810 Adair Co KY
Temperance m. Abraham SUBLETT
Margaret (Peggy) b.4-25-1796 d. 3-13-1879 Brenham, Washington Co TX m. William Woods BUSTER in Pulaski Co KY
John b. 1798 d. 1840 KY m. Elizabeth "Betsy" MCFARLAND 5-15- 1821 Adair Co KY
Kbrisbin@sage.net Kathy Brisbin 8/2/97

I am a newbie in genealogy research, but have found two main families in 1700s of Henderson. One stems from a Richard and Polly Washer and the other from Richard and Henriette Henley. Both Richards have a father named Thomas. The Richard and Polly were from Hanover County and the Richard and Henrietta were from Goochland and Cumberland County. The 1830 Census has no or almost no Hendersons listed in these counties. The members of these families moved to NC or SC, mainly NC. Does anyone know (1) when they left VA (2) which children went to NC and which went to SC (3)Was there a Benjamin who could be a grandchild of one of the Richards (4) What other Henderson families were there in VA at this time. Any answers to these questions would be deeply appreciated. Thanks, Bob Henderson. dryhole@iamerica.net Robert Henderson 8/2/97

Christopher Gentry of Albemarle Co., Va; born in Hanover Co. Va about 1773 and then settled in Albemarle Co. Married Sarah J. Dunn Aug. 2, 1810. Children: Patsy, Dicey, Polly, Henry, Pascal (who may have married Susan Dunn), Betsie, and Frances. sberg@miworld.net Shirley Berg 8/2/97

Isaac Winston b. 1681 in Hanover Cty. He was the son of Anthony Winston. His daughter Sarah md. John Henry, the father of Patrick Henry. Who was Isaac's first wife and the mother of his children? It was not Mary Dabney whom he married two years before his death c. 1760. jcthompsoo@aol.com Jack Thompson 7/8/97

Looking for any information, no matter how slim on the Grantland family of Hanover & New Kent area. Gideon Grantland, my gggggrandfather m: Sarah Bradford in 1780/81. Son, Samuel Grantland removed to Upson Co., GA and there m. Elizabeth Hackett. Would like info on parents of Gideon & Sarah, siblings of Samuel, if any. Will exchange info. gryphon@richpoor.com Lee Childress 7/6/97

Seeking information on Hudson BERRY, b. Sept. 10, 1752 in VA. m. Sarah ANTHONY, b. Nov. 3, 1756. Sarah's father was John, son of James Anthony, all of Hanover Co.,VA. mailto:mstucker@aol.com Marsha Tucker 7/1/97

MC GEORGE, Thomas b. 23JAN1758 in Hanover Co., VA Believe has father to be MC GEORGE, John who is listed in Patent Book 32 (1752-1756) of Louisa Co. (formed Hanover Co in 1742), Reel 30, pg. 427-239-" Patent for 400 acres on Owens Creek in Louisa Co. to John McGeorge on Dec 23, 1754." His son, Thomas McGeorge went to Warren Co. TN. He died there Apr 23, 1834. He married (?) Goodlow. Anyone having information on the McGeorge family of VA,or the Goodlow family, please contact me! I believe John was one of 5 brothers that came to US from Ireland, but can find no other information. Please e-mail! Thanks very much. Lin LMarkum@pacbell.net Marsha Tucker 7/2/97

My Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather John Kent married Sarah Kent his first cousin daughter of Little James Kent from Hanover County VA some time before 1778 when their son Archelaus Kent was born.  Little James Kent should have been born around 1730 or so. I am looking for information about Little James Kent and his family. What was his real name? and Why was he called Little James Kent? What information is available in Hanover County, VA this far back? Thank you. merlinsmith@worldnet.att.com Sarah Kent Smith 6/29/97

John Snead Sr. left a will dater Aug 1812 in Hanover Co. In it he names or refers to 14 children, including Mary Snead, wife of Thomas Priddy. Can anyone tell me more about John SNEAD, or Thomas PRIDDY? lucyhome@usit.net Ricky Long 6/13/97

My ancestor John Williams resided in Hanover County. He was born between 1745-1755. He served in the Revolutionary War during the period of 1776 to 1783. He married Mary Burton on Henrico County in Granville, N.C. February 25, 1783. I am attempting to connect him to the Williams' families in HANOVER County. Any assistance would be most appreciated. Thank you. lbaldwin.att@worldnet.att.net Helen Baldwin 6/12/97

Researching John Tinsley, son of Thomas, son of Thomas of Jamestown. In Hanover County about 1700. jkhcov01@neosoft.com James K. Harrison 6/12/97

I am seeking ancestors of Georgia William Dandridge, b abt 1828.His great gradfather is believed to be Nathaniel West Dandridge, Sr, b 1729, who lived in Hanover Co. George William Dandridge married Penelope Catherine Smith abt 1851 in Goochland County, VA. mlaster@edge.net Marion Lynn Laster 6/12/97

I am looking for information on Charles Gregory who was a Revolutionary War Soldier from Hanover. He and his son William died at Valley Forge,PA. in 1778. Charles left a widow Hannah, and a young son who was 15 years old in 1794. Hannah applied for and was granted a widow's pension. The name of the young son is never mentioned in any of the pension records, but I believe he is my Great-Great grandfather David Washington Gregory of Louisa Virginia. Hannah Gregory Died in Louisa in 1823. If anyone has information that can help me make the link between Charles Gregory and David Gregory please contact me. Shela1@aol.com George Gregory 6/4/97

I am searching for information pertaining to Thomas and Marcey Rice of Hanover County, VA. I have reason to believe that Thomas was the same Thomas Rice who emigrated to Virginia aboard the Bristol Merchant in October 1679 as an apprentice to John Stevens. Thomas probably married Marcey in Hanover County. Their first two sons (twins) were born in 1686, St. Peter's Parish. I am interested in all extant court, land, jury, marriage, and other records pertaining to the Rice families of Hanover County, Virginia. Thank you!! rebelyell@cafes.netWill Smith 5/30/97

I am seeking information on the WATTS family. John and Elizabeth FOSTER WATTS were living in Hanover Co., VA when their son James was born 11/6/1729. In 1755 James married Susanna Taylor (b.2/26/1731) of New Kent, VA. Their son James II was born in Hanover Co. 2/25/1766; m. 1787 to Priscilla Dendy of SC; died 4/25/1843. The family seems to have moved on to Laurens Co., SC; that is where both James are buried (the elder James died 2/16/1781). I have posted queries at SC sites as well. I would love information on the WATTS men as well as their FOSTER and TAYLOR women. I have siblings names for James II: Richard, George, John, Nancy and Frances, all born in Hanover Co.
Richard Watts, b.1759; m. Janetta Muir; d. 1813-14.
George Watts b. 11/11/1762; m. 4/21/1789 to Mary B. Walker; died 1/4/1835.
John Watts b. 1764; m. 7/21/1788 to Margaret Pollard; d. 10/13/1812.
Nancy Watts m. - Cason.
Frances Watts m. Samuel Whitworth.
c.middleton@worldnet.att.net Carol Middleton 5/30/97

I am looking for descendants of George Marion Hall, b. 1828 d. Dec. 1, 1892. His parents were William Hall b. 1788 and Louisa Baker, b. 1792 who were married on July 7, 1810. George Marion Hall operated "the store" and (during the Civil War) the "bar room" at Beaverdam, VA in West Hanover County. The store was sold in 1894 to Everett Terrell who in turn ran the store until 1944 when he sold it to Vance Hall whose grandmother was George Marion's sister. I am seeking decendants of George Marion because, I am quite sure, his first wife, Cassity C. is buried behind "the store" in Beaverdam and the grave is nearly, or by now possibly is, obliterated by a private driveway around the store. The grave with a slate headstone sat very near the roadway in the 40's and no one to my knowledge knew who was buried there. The slate headstone had been broken and parts lost. The remaining pieces had some letters. It was in later years, after I discovered the history of the store and the name of the owners wife, that I deciphered the name on the headstone. There are undoubtly laws on the books in VA regarding graves and the caring of cemetaries and graves. I do not know these laws but suspect that any action would be best taken by decendants of the interred. Please get in touch with me if you are or know anyone who may be a descendant of George Marion Hall. I will be able to direct them to individuals who know the exact location of the grave. chasL33291@aol.com Charles Layne 5/26/97

I am looking for any information on Thomas Haynes/Haines/Hains. His name could have been Thomas Templenton Haynes/Haines/Hains. He lived in Hanover County VA. before 1784 with a son, Hezikiah. He was my ggggrandfather. Thanks for any help. bigben@fuse.net Benny B. Mullinix 5/10/97

Seeking information on descendents of William Melton b. ca. 1698, Hanover Co., VA who married ca. 1719 wife Elizabeth Farr Melton b. ca. 1698 and had children William Melton b. 1730;and Thomas Melton b. ca. 1727; others unknown. Research indicates son William may have moved to Albemarle Co., VA. Any response will be apppreciated. EMelton532@aol.com Eldred Melton 5/10/97

Samuel, John P., spouse Almena Sanders, known children, Edgar J. Samuel b. 1858, and Ada Gray Samuel b. abt 1856, Hanover Co. Va. Any info on those named above appreciated. victorbrob@aol.com Victor B. Robinson 5/6/97

Seeking ancestors of my ggf Curtis Clay Rhodes b: Aug. 1828 Hanover Co. Father's name was William Rhodes. jimr1@acc-net.com Jim Rhodes 5/6/97

Need first wife and parents of Nathan TALLEY b abt 1740 Hanover Co VA, d 1814 Louisa Co VA. I believe he was the Nathan TALLEY who was inspector at the Page's tobacco warehouse in Hanovertown. Will share TALLEY information on any TALLEYs in the Hanover, Louisa, and New Kent area. Ruby Talley Smith rubygem@aol.com Ruby Talley Smiths 4/26/97

I am searching for information on when Edmond Chisman Goodwin born October 30, 1776 Hanover Co moved to Haywood Co TN. Also need information on the marriage of his daughter Mary Garland Goodwin born May 1, 1814 to Frank C. Jones. Were they married in VA or TN. Need information on the parentage of Frank C. Jones. Edmond Chisman Goodwin's 2nd wife was Elizabeth Waddy, born April 22, 1977 daughter of William Waddy and his wife Sarah of Louisa Co, VA. I need information on the identity of Sarah and the parentage of both. shrader@exis.net Carol Shrader 4/26/97

I am looking for information on Frank C. Jones, the spouse of Mary Garland Goodwin who was the daughter of Edmond Chisman Goodwin and Elizabeth Waddy. Mary Garland Goodwin was born on May 1, 1814. Also, see query below. shrader@exis.net Carol Shrader 4/23/97

Elizabeth Waddy, born 22 Apr 1777 married Edmond Chisman Goodwin of Hanover County VA born 30 Oct 1776. I am looking for information on her parents William and Sarah. shrader@exis.net Carol Shrader 4/23/97

Searching for George White who left VA (Hanover County) for Barren County, KY in 1798. Wife was Ruth/Rutha/Ruthie. Son was Edmund White b.1791 in Hanover County. Possible relative in KY was Richard White. "Daughter in law" was Elizabeth McDaniel. Family story states 3 brothers of Irish origin. May have been George White on St. Paul's Parish tax roll in 1787, listed as "overseer" for John Cunningham. 72000.3725@compuserve.com John White 4/23/97

I am looking for information on the Kelley family of Hanover. I specifically wish to know if my great-great, grandfather, Edward W. Kelley was a member of this family. My initial research shows that he did live for a time in Hanover County and may have served in the Civil War with a unit formed in Hanover (Co. K 56th Virginia Infantry Regiment, "Harrison's Guards). The info. I have shows that he was born in 1822 and was still alive when the 1900 census was taken. Any information about Edward W. Kelley and the Kelley family would be greatly appreciated. Also any information that may exist on his wife, Anne Brooks, would be appreciated. I do not know her county of origin nor her exact date of birth (1835 - 1845 is the range). abrown@grci.com Aaron Brown 4/23/97

Seeking information concerning the family of John Sizemore who died in Halifax about 1803. He is the son of Edward and Elizabeth Rachel Jackson Sizemore. John married Molly Gregory, and their son William Henderson Sizemore is my direct ancestor. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. djeatonc71@aol.com Deborah Eaton 4/20/97

Looking for anyone connected to the Barker family. They were in New Kent, Hanover, Bedford, and Washington Counties, Virginia. My William Barker was b. abt 1802 and md. a "Katherine (Kitty)" who was b. in KY. This William was given land in Illinois for his service in the Black Hawk War. He ended up in Schuyler County, IL. They had 10 children. halfpint@comteck.com Sharen A. Chambers, 4661 E. 100 S., Marion, IN 46953 4/20/97

Seeking information on John Dabney Miller who died prior to 1804 in Henrico County, VA. Dabney Miller married Sarah Curd but nothing is know of her lineage. This marriage had 9 children:
Nancy m. Patrick Henry Fontaine
Lucy Ann m. Thomas Dix
Kitty m. Samuel R. Cole
Sally D. m. Thomas Shelton
Elizabeth A. m. Ruben Alexander
Mary m. Robert Alexander
Rebecca m. Willima Perkins
Richard m. Rebecca
and John who died early. The information above was found in a book entitled "Hanover County Chancery Wills and Notes". Seeking information on both John Dabney Miller and Sarah Curd. GaleFuller@aol.com Gale Fuller 4/20/97

I am looking for information on Stephen Stone, born 1750 in Caroline County, Virginia. His wife's name was Kizziah A. (maiden name unknown). Sometime after birth, Stephen and his family moved to Hanover County, where he enlisted (or was drafted) into the Virginia Line during the Revolutionary War. He served three 3-month terms, starting in 1776 and ended around 1780. Stephen moved to Gallatin, TN and had about 12 children, most of whom lived most of their lives in and around Gallatin (many are buried in the Stone-Baulch Cemetary just outside Gallatin.) If anyone has any information regarding Stephen and Kizziah, PLEASE let me know! I would greatly appreciate it! sandra.stone@nau.edu Bill Stone 4/20/97

Would like to connect with anyone working on the Luck family of Hanover and Louisa Co., Va. JErnst3098@aol.com 4/15/97

Looking for ancestors or any information on Richard Baughan and his wife Juriah (b.c. 1775) who lived in Hanover Co. until 1804. They then moved to Bullitt Co., Kentucky. brent.f.baughn@boeing.com Brent F. Baughn 4/9/97

Seeking info on James Cauthorn and wife Patsy Cauthorn of mid 19th Cent. Hanover. Their son Thomas W. Cauthorn was my gg grandfath. He m Louisa D. Tate. Had at least two children, John m Cora Harris. Cary Jane m Jack Butler. GLester500@aol.com Gary Lester 4/9/97

Seeking info. on Samuel J. Blunt, Married to Mary J. Blunt. Mary's will is in Hanover Co. Would like to know where they are buried, and any further info. that can be found on his father and mother and any siblings. Thanks. blountto@mnsinc.com Charlin Blount 4/3/97

Rueben Nuckols, born abt 1783 in Louisa County, Virgina died after 1850 in Hanover County, VA. In 1804 he married Mary/Polly Duke, daughter of Hardin Burnley Duke and Elizabeth Swift. Their children were:
Elizabeth married (1) William N. Cocke (2) William Nuckols
Hardin Duke Nuckols married (1) Jane Ambler Jones (2) Frances Duvall
and Louise Nuckols.
Hardin Duke Nucolls raised a large family at Beverdam and died at his home on the South Anna River. Any information on the Nuckols/Nuckolls family will be appreciated. dell@lafn.org Doris Dell 4/3/97

Seeking info on family of James Henry b. 1751 in Hanover Co., Virginia. Married Jean McNabb. Believe he had brothers named Samuel and Hugh. Would like to know who his parents were. Thanks in advance for any help. nana@mexia.com Diana McDonald 4/3/97

Seek descendants of Nicholas Medlin and Ann Owen. Wife was the daughter of William Owen of Hanover County, VA who died in 1753. On April 11, 1732, Nicholas Medlin (MADELIN), Henry Tyler, Joseph Gentry, and others are ordered to help Peter Harrelson clear the roads in St. Paul's Parish of Hanover County, VA. Nicholas Medlin and wife Ann migrated before 1739 to Bertie County, NC. Their son William Owen Medlin, Sr. was born in Hanover County, VA around 1723. cmedlin@aol.com Claude Medlin 4/1/97

Am the 5th great grandson of John Ragland (of Henrico Parish) and Anne Beauford who settled in Hanover County around 1720 after coming from Wales. Their son John m. Anne Dudley and was a vestryman in 1752 in Autrim Parish in Halifax Co. Will be travelling thru the area in the late summer of 97 and would like to know what cemeteries the Ragland's graves might be in. Also any other information on the Ragland family would be appreciated. greenwood@rr1.net Randy Greenwood 4/1/97

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