Botetourt Co QueryPage (February 1997)

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February 27, 1997 from JFaulconer@aol.com (James Faulconer)
BROOKS, REYBURN -
Jonathan BROOKS married Margaret REYBURN in Botetourt County on Oct. 20, 1789. Who were his parents? Any help appreciated.

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February 27, 1997 from rjr@dnvr.uswest.net (Roxann Rhea)
COULTER, WRIGHTSMAN -
I have a great deal of material on the Botetourt County family of John WRIGHTSMAN, Sr. Tax records, Census, property records, court records, marriage records, Rev. War. will. He was brought into court in 1787 for beating his son, Peter. He did not return to court at the time specified, and no further record can be found of Peter. John's wife remains a mystery (Mary Christiane COULTER) She died between 1796 and 1809, and the oldest son, John, Jr. (from whom I am descended) disappears from all records by 1820. My gg grandfather, Christian WRIGHTSMAN was bound out, according to law and ordered by the Overseer of the Poor in 1815 to Jacob Gish. I can find nothing to indicate whether he returned home or where his father went. I know Christian's history from the time of his marriage until he died in Illinois. Would really like to know about wife of John, Sr. and what happened to John, Jr. Another son, Solomon, died in the Poor House in about 1865. Would love to share what I have and to exchange info with someone who has some of these answers. Thank you, in advance, for your time.

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February 26, 1997 from mariniel@ix.netcom.com (Mari Nielsen)
GOOD, HONTS -
I'm looking for info on my g-g-grandparents, Mary GOOD b. Oct. 25, 1807 in Virginia, m. on December 15, 1830 just across the county line in Natural Bridge, VA to Daniel HONTS, b. Jan. 1, 1811. They moved to Illinois at some point, as they both died there (Mary in 1893 and Daniel in 1876). I'd love to hear from anyone with any information on them. Thanks!

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February 24, 1997 From: Spjpsp@cs.com ()
CARROL, DOUGHERTY, JENNINGS, McCOY, MEDLIN, REAMS, RICHARDSON -
Hi, I am looking for info on William JENNINGS b/@ 1780-90 VA . Was living in Botetourt Co on 9 Feb 1835 when dau/ Mary m/ Andrew RICHARDSON. Wf may have been Mary. Marriage records show these other 'Daughters of William' also married there; Nancy m/ Wm McCOY; Rosha m/ Dennis CARROL; Eliza m/ Patrick MEDLIN; Elizabeth m/ Wm REAMS; and Elvira m/ James DOUGHERTY - she was given as dau/of William & Mary. RICHARDSON family moved to Jefferson Co Missouri before 1840. Any help on my JENNINGS line appreciated. Thank You.

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February 23, 1997 From: MSGCOOPER@aol.com ()
COOPER, MASON -
Looking for information on relatives of Edmond COOPER and Catherine MASON. Married 13 Sep 1797, Botetourt Co., VA. Catherine, b. 13 July 1772, somewhere in PA. Edmond b. 15 June 1768, place unknown. Both migrated to Indiana where they raised their family and died.

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February 23, 1997 from LaCornwell@aol.com (Larry P. Cornwell)
ANNSPAUGH, BARGER, CALVERT, GRANT, HELM, JONES, MOHR, PARKER -
John Daniel HELM, b Sep 1, 1741 in GER, d Sep 27, 1818 in Bedford Co. M Sophia Magdalen MOHR on Apr 1, 1772, and a Mrs. JONES. Immigrated with brother Francis HELM ca 1768 to Baltimore. Moved to Sharpsburg, PA >Fincastle, Botetourt Co > Bedford Co. Inventory of his estate Oct 27, 1818, recorded in Bedford Co Nov 23, 1818 in will Book 5, p 45. Ch: My John Daniel, Jr, b Apr 1, 1773, m Lucy GRANT and Catherine BARGER (Oct 25, 1798), d Apr 1, 1854; David, killed in Canada in War of 1812; Abram, died in Battle of New Orleans; Hannah, m Fred ANNSPAUGH; Sallie, m Reuben PARKER; Elizabeth, m William CALVERT.
Larry P. Cornwell
7725 Halcyon Forest Trail
Montgomery AL 36117-3483

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February 23, 1997 From: daviss@erols.com (Floyd Switzer)
CROSS, McCONNELL, SWITZER, THOMPSON -
Searching for information on parents, brothers and sisters of John Floyd SWITZER b: in Botetourt County, VA in 1872 married Viola Davis THOMPSON b: abt 1875. The 1880 census shows him living with an Elisa HOOK. Also searching for information on parents of Polis Porter CROSS b: 1865 married Harriett Rebecca McCONNELL, b: 1872 lived in Oriskany, VA, Polis had a brother named (nickname?) Woody. Harrietts parents were William b: 1824 and Mary b: 1843 McCONNELL. Any information on any of these folks would be appreciated.

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February 18, 1997 from tacii@olg.com (Donna Carpenter)
MIDDLETON -
The Taxpayer book by Fothingill lists Thomas and Walter MIDDLETON in Botetourt. Interested in any data on this family while in Botetort Co.

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February 18, 1997 from ChazTuna@aol.com (Charlie Leighton)
AUSTIN, BURRELL, LAYTON, LEIGHTON, MARKHAM, SAUNDERS, TOLLEY -
ISO informtion on additional information on parents of: Lewis Edward LEIGHTON, b:1845 as per 1860 census for Rockbridge Co. or 1846 as per 1870 census Botetourt Co. John LEIGHTON, father of Lewis Edward was b:abt 1811 Married Elizabeth SAUNDERS 17 May 1835. In the 1850 Census the surname was spelled LAYTON. There was a James LEIGHTON that m: Ann BURRELL, 25 Oct. 1786. I believe they are the parents of John. 1860 Census list wife as Eliza. Other children besides Lewis E. were William R. b: 1842 and John L. b: 1848. Lewis E. married Rachel Ann MARKHAM b: 1837 she died in 1932 and is buried in Covington, Va. Their Children were Otto Samuel b: 1873, Gertrude b: 1876, Alvin Rosco b:1878 and my Grandfather John Ernest b: 1874, m: Elmyra AUSTIN, b: 1974 d/o John AUSTIN and Martha Jane TOLLEY, Any help will be appreciated.

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February 16, 1997 FROM philip@gemstate.net ()
BAILEY, COFFLIN, RICE, RICHARDSON, WILLIAMS -
Looking for Lewis WILLIAMS and his wife Mary BAILEY. Was on the 1820 census for Botetourt County. Known children Minerva Ann spouse John RICHARDSON; Pheba Matilda spouse Benjamin RICE; Eliza Jane spouse John COFFLIN. Thanks.

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February 15, 1997 from oldham@pagosasprings.net (Allie Wilson Oldham)
ATHA, ATHAY, ATLEY, ROCK, TATE -
Searching for the parents of Calvin Hamilton, b 1815-1820, VA., Harvey C., b 1820, VA and Campbell H., b 1823, VA. Have found their last name spelled ATHA or ATHAY or ATLEY. Calvin md Susan Tate ROCK and Harvey md Mary Mariann ROCK in 1841, Wythe Co., Va. Susan and Mary were daughters of Samuel and Susannah (TATE) ROCK of Botetourt and Wythe Counties, VA. There were no ATHA/ ATHAY/ ATLEY's in Wythe Co., Virginia. So possibly they were in an adjoining county. Did the ATHA/ ATHAY/ ATLEY's live in Tazwell, Smyth, Grayson, Pulaski or Giles Counties, Virginia?

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February 10, 1997 from JHDanielson@prodigy.net (Jean Danielson)
NEWGEN, NUGENT, SILVERS, SOUDER, SOWDER -
Looking for information on Jacob SOUDER/ SOWDER who was in Botetourt Co from about 1787 to 1797. He married Beddy NEWGEN in 1787. Possible children of Jacob from a previous marriage are: Jonathan SOWDER who maried Anne NUGENT in 1795, Sarah SOWDER who married Aaron SILVERS in 1795. Thanks for any help.

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February 6, 1997 from Mccthescot@aol.com (James R. McClenahan)
DICKINSON, MADISON, McCLENACHAN -
Looking for information on Humphrey MADISON, son of John MADISON, first clerk of Augusta Co., married to Mary DICKINSON. Supposedly killed in Indian War on Jackson's River. Daughter, Catherine MADISON married to Capt. Robert McCLENACHAN Jr. who was killed in Battle of Point Pleasant. Humphrey was a member of Dickinson's Rangers. Appreciate any and all information on any of these people or places. Have much information on McCLENACHAN family to exchange.

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