Everyone has run into those "brick walls" with their genealogy research. Here is a page for those queries! You never know if a visitor to this site will be looking for the same family you are, so post your brick wall query today! Remember, the more places you post, the better your chances of a connection! Good luck...
Archived Brick Wall Queries 2002 - 2005
Archived Brick Wall Queries 2006 - 2007
Porter, Philip B. 1750/1754 Pughtown, VA
Frederick Co. Philip was also in Stafford Co. VA and so was the Brent Family. (
I understand the county name changed often) Married Brent Nancy Ann d/o Charles
Innes Brent and Anne Gunnell
abt 1786 in VA. perhaps Frederick Co. VA. I am desperately looking for the parents of Philip Porter and his
siblings. Thanks so much for any help, Dottie Porter Himes, email@example.com
I am searching for a birth record for Catherine/Katherine Calvin born in March of 1870 in Stafford County, Virginia. Her father is John Calvin. I am trying to find her mother's name. I found her in the census (her mother) but couldn't figure out her name. If possible, would a birth record on Catherine be around? I have been looking to find her mothers name since last summer and any information would be helpful. Thanking you in advance.....Doris Smith, Doris01@cavtel.net (Note: this family is African American)
Botts / Bridwell
I'm researching the Botts & Bridwell/Bredwell families in
Stafford County. Especially Thomas Botts & Sabrina Bridwell. Any help would be
appreciated, Robert Botts,
Looking for my great great aunt, Elizabeth Curtis,
daughter of William Henry Curtis and Elizabeth Unknown. Think she was born about
1868 in Stafford, but that year's births are missing. She's in the census with
the family in 1870 and 1880. Any help will be appreciated, Donna O Nunan,
Looking for more information on my Stafford Co.
Shackelford line - Given names (working back) include: Coleman > Walker > Uriah
(Uriel)> James? My family has used both spellings (el/le). Walker is my GG
Grandfather. He died in c. 1909 in Stafford. His will is recorded at Stafford
Courthouse. Walker's wife was Mary M. ? (possibly Patton). Their children were
James, Hugh, Wilson Bunnell, Lizzie, and Coleman. Coleman is my G Grandfather. I
would like to find graves of Walker, Mary, Uriah and his wife, Diadema. Other
Stafford surnames I'm working on include:
Skidmore, Snellings, Rose, Huffman, Bryant, Armstrong, Wine, etc. Family was mainly situated in the areas of Rock Hill, Roseville and Hartwood. Thank you, B.S. Butler, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a direct descendant of Dr. Gustavus Brown of Port
Tabacco, Charles County, MD. His wife, Frances Fowke Brown, died at Dipple
Plantation (1744), Stafford County, VA, and is buried in the cemetery that
Chapel in Stafford County. My line of the Brown family eventually moved on to
Breckinridge County, KY, then to Mayview, MO and then Lee's Summit, MO where I
was born. I now live in Stafford County, VA.
I have been able to find that the Family Bible is (was??) owned by another
direct descendant, a Mrs. H. Wallace of Fredericksburg. I am looking for any of
Mrs. Wallace descendants. Rob Brown,
I am doing some family history searching with my father and we came across your site. On Overwharton Parish Registry, a man named Henry Nelson is listed as having gotten married in 1742. He is believed to be my 8th grandfather. We would love any further information you may have or any known grave sites for him or any of his family members. Thanks for any help, Katie Bradshaw, email@example.com
I am researching William Bailey Cooper born between 1783
to 1790 in Stafford County, VA. Married Elizabeth Betsy Tucker. His parents
were from Ireland. He is on the 1850 Census in Kentucky and served in the
Virginia Militia enlisted 1814? I have searched high and low but can't locate
his parents. Any ideas? Allison Lee Cooper,
I am trying to locate any records pertaining to my 4xs
great grandfather, Jarrett Bowling. He is reported to have been born 18 Jan
1762 at St. Paul's Parish, Stafford, VA. If anyone has records which will
provide proof of this, or disprove same, as well as other records pertaining to
Jarrett and his ancestors, please contact me. I am trying to locate any records
which will substantiate Jarrett Bowlings' history and ancestors, etc. Thank you
in advance for any assistance you are able to give me in this quest. William C.
Atlanta, GA firstname.lastname@example.org
I am researching Thomas Clifton and Anne who had a son John born Feb 1758. Thomas is the son of Burdett Clifton and Frances Hill. I would like to get in touch with anyone who is researching this family!! Thanks, Kathy Clifton email@example.com
Williams / Corns / Polk
My G-grandfather, James Edward Williams came from
Stafford Co. VA to Wood Co. (W)VA in 1841.
James Edward Williams (1821-1904)
Nathan Polk Williams m. Mary Corns
Pierson Williams m. Mary Polk (dau. of John Polk)
John William Williams (1750-1849) m. Mary ?
Daniel Williams (b. 1730) m. Barbara Ellen ?
George William Williams (1712-1801) m. Sarah ?
Joseph Williams (1691-1782) m.. Catherine ?
John Williams Jr. (b. 1650 Staffordshire England) m. Anna ?
John Williams Sr. (b. 1629) came to Norfolk in 1651 aboard the
Any help with these names greatly appreciated! Sharon Fansler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Foley / Owens
I recently hit a brick wall looking for information on
John Foley and Nancy Owens. I have since seen an internet posting linking them
to Henry Foley and Anne Courtney of Shenandoah County VA. I now have documented
John Foley who married Nancy Owens. And I have undocumented material that shows
John's parents to be Henry & Anne (Courtney) Foley. Henry's father to be Richard
and Richard's parents to be Thomas and Martha (Bryant) Foley all from either
Stafford or Shenandoah County Virginia. Does
anyone have information on the line and if so, how is it documented? Anyone with information on this family lineage, please contact Linda Foley Surrem, email@example.com
I'm trying to locate information on James McLoed, born in Stafford in 1764. James was married to Susan Lotspeich, and died 1811 in Bourbon, Kentucky. I believe that James' father was John McCloud, born 1741 in Maryland. John's Revolutionary War Pension information states that he served while living in Stafford, VA, then moved on to Bourbon, KY where he died after 1838. James and Susan (Lotspeich) McLoed were the parents of at least five children: William Lotspeich (1789-1876, married Sarah Stark), Elizabeth (1791-1870, married George Kleiser), Emily (married Thomas Armstrong), George (1793-1870, married Catherine Miller), and Susannah (1799-?, married Samuel Wasson). Thanks, Jeannie Osborn McLoed firstname.lastname@example.org
Foley / Folio