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May 29, 1997 from (Janet)
Need marriage record/license/proof for: Daniel LEFFEL - born 1782 (either PA or Botetourt Co, VA) died 2 Nov 1863 - Clark Co, OH buried Honey Creek Cemetery, OH. married when? where? Elizabeth [CLAPSADDLE/ KLEPSETTLE] born 1786 (where?) died 30 Aug 1868 - Clark Co, OH All of their 10 children born Clark Co, OH, beginning 1810. Would prefer response by snail mail to:
480 Forest Drive
Springfield, OH 45505-1633

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May 29, 1997 from (Steve Taylor)
I am seeking information on James Lewis CRAFT and his wife Mary Susan CROWDER they had 13 children one of whom was my grandmother Lillian Elvira CRAFT who married Lake Hammond TRENOR, they had 4 daughters, Emma, Gertrude, Bessie, [my mother] and Lula Maude. James Lewis Craft once owned the Western Hotel there. Anyone with info please email me

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May 29, 1997 from (Steve Taylor)
I am seeking information on Seaton CAMPBELL who married Harriet LAVINDER. They had 13 children, and lived on Caldwell Mountain in Botetourt Co near the Craig Co line: Hezekiah, Alfred Lewis [who was my great grandfather], Angeline who married David M. FIRESTONE, Lorinda who married Abraham FIRESTONE, George Newton, Lucinda Jane who married William A. RUBLE, Fanny, Virginia who married C.L. HANCOCK, Martha Emily who married James W. CROWDER, Stuart, Wesley S., Nannie who married John BOUGHMAN, Liza B. who married John BROUGHMAN. if anyone should have any infofmation they would like to share please Email me .

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May 28, 1997 from (James Arthur)
Searching for information about James STORM (b: 1796 Botetourt County, VA, d: 1863) who married Esther (Easter) STORM (b: 1792, d:1865).

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May 28, 1997 from (Marvin Vineyard)
I have a 14 page outline of the VINEYARD family which is rather sketchy at the beginning. This is what I have. Any help in filling in the holes is appreciated. Johnathan VINEYARD -- Married Barbara ? Born Germany and came to Orange County, VA 1735. He died 1759. Christian VINEYARD -- a Son? -- Married Christinah TABLER. They had 10 children and they were all born in Botetourt County, VA. Thanks again for your help.

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May 23, 1997 from (Brenda Marble)
I am a descendant of Thomas MARKHAM and Nelly WILKERSON of Bedford Co. through their son Thomas MARKHAM, Jr. b. Feb 1791. Thomas MARKHAM, Jr was a resident of Botetourt Co., VA from 1838 until 1857. His brother, Owen also resided in Botetourt Co. along with Thomas Sr's brother, John, and several cousins. I am looking for any MARKHAM descendants from Botetourt and Bedford Co.'s that may help put these families into their proper groupings. I will share any information that I have in exchange for yours.

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May 18, 1997 from (Billie Williams)
Thomas WILLIAMS drowned in the James River in 1848, South of Clifton Forge Va,in Botetourt Co. Does anyone have any infor around there. I could I find more information on this? Can someone help me get more infor. Thank You

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May 17, 1997 from (Clare F. Magbee)
Would like to speak with anyone researching James SIMPKINS, m. Sarah, when and where? her last name? He married Patience BUTTERFIELD, 20 Jan 1823, Botetourt CO, VA. His dau. Mary (Polly) married Jacob CLARE 28 Dec 1815. Any help would be most appreciated. I have lots of CLARE information I will gladly share. Thanks.

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May 12, 1997 from TCAULLEY@MAIL.WIN.ORG (Tom Caulley)
I'm researching the ancestors and siblings of John KIRKPATRICK who is reported to have resided in Botetourt Co., Va. He was born may of 1741 probably in Scotland. He married Jane WILKINS of Lancaster Co., PA, moved on to VA, NC where he served in the Rev. War, then on to Hawkins Co., in E. TN where he died. Any and all help would be appreciated.

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May 12, 1997 from (Glenn J Matl)
Searching for marriage record or other on: Reuben Selden WARE, born 1802 in Botetourt Co., VA. He married Elizabeth Pendleton GILLIAM in 1823, prob. in Fincastle. Their chn were Mary Ann, (mrd Isaac W GLINES) , b. l7 Jul. 1825; John Gilliam b. 27 Jan. 1828; Theodore b. 5 Aug. 1830; Elizabeth Jane (mrd Jonathan J MARVIN) b. 9 Jun. 1832; Edward (died in Civ War) b. 15 Sep. 1834; James b. 3 Jul. 1838; Virginia (mrd William H HOLBROOK) b. 19. Apr. 1840; & William WARE b. 22 Oct. 1845, & d. 21Jul. 1860 in Salem NB. They moved to Wis. ca 1827. Mary Ann & John were bn in VA. It is told that GILLIAM family was related to Pocahontas, known as Mrs John ROLFE. Anyone having info on this family would be greatly apprec. Reuben Selden WARE was in Blackhawk War 1832. Abt 1859 fam moved to NB. Other GILLIAM relatives moved to the midwest area. There is a Gilliam STREET in Dubuque, IA, also an early leadmining region.

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May 4, 1997 from (Joyce Knoch)
Andrew BANDY born c1785 in Botetourt Co, son of John and Lucy BANDY. Married Rebecca WOOLDRIDGE born c1800, possibly dau of John and Ann (COLEMAN) WOOLDRIDGE. Family moved to Lawrence/ Gallia Co, OH area between 1824 and 1830. Son George born c1818 mar in OH to Elizabeth CAULEY/ CORLEY dau of Allen and Mary (SINER) CAULLEY. Elizabeth born KY or VA.

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