Botetourt Co QueryPage (May 1999)

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May 29, 1999 from ()
Need parents of John Morgan Smith, b. 10 March 1828 in Virginia (possibly Rockbridge), m. Bath County 24 October 1850 to Sarah Ellen Bulger, b. 11 July, 1834 in Shenandoah Co., daughter of William and Sophia Haun Bulger. John died May or June 1907, Sarah died March 1920. John was a farmer and owned a sawmill on his property in Salt Peter Cave near Eagle Rock in Botetourt Co. Children: Andrew J., William Edward, Elizabeth Catherine, Charles Hudson, Julia Ann, Mary Margaret, James B. M., Silas Lorenza, Henry Morgan. John and Sarah are buried at Gala, VA.

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May 29, 1999 from ()
Need parents of Spicey Scott b. in Botetourt Co. who mar. Isaac Barker (b. Buckingham Co. 1782). They moved to today's Boone County (W)Va where Spicey died in 1852. Was she the daughter of Joseph Scott of Buckingham Co. VA?

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May 28, 1999 from (Gerre Byrd)
Looking for descendants of William ENGART and Nancy EVANS of Botetourt Co., VA. This couple married in 1799 in Augusta Co., VA. He appears to be the son of Philip ENGARD of Montgomery Co., PA and she the daughter of David EVANS dec'd by the time Wm. & Nancy were married.

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May 26, 1999 from (Connie)
I would appreciate information on ancestors of John Samuel Williams b. June 24, 1824 in Botetourt Co, VA. m. Ketura Dickerson in Floyd County, VA 1850. Removed to Washington County, VA and died there in 1883. Mother's name Elizabeth no other information. thanks Connie

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May 26, 1999 from or (John Sherman)
Looking for info on my father, John Cline GWALTNEY. DOB: December 10, 1892(?). According to 1921 census, he lived in Botetourt County, VA. Son of M & Z GWALTNEY. Had brother named William GWALTNEY. He left home for work when I was 2 years old in 1930. Never returned home. He worked for Virginia Bridge and Iron Company. When did he die? How did he die? Do I have relatives? Any help would be appreciated. Please respond with any information. John Sherman, or reply to my daughter who is helping me.
Debbie Robson
434 Seashore Road
Cape May, NJ 08204

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May 22, 1999 from (Janet Jamison)
Am seeking any information at all regarding Robert Jamison who is listed as a property owner in Bottetourt Co. in late 1700s. My ancestor was Robert Jamison married to Nancy. They had 14 children: George, Thomas, Robert, Isaac Webster, William, Rose Alinda, Rebecca, Sarrah, Enos, Sidney, Permelia, Presley, Ephraim, and Andrew Jackson.

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May 20, 1999 from (Lynne Hundley)
Trying to sort out relatives -- Botetourt Co. deed bk 35, pg 656, deed of gift between Ann F. Lockett and Sarah Graves Dunnavant, dated 1868, says: Ann, for love, affection and the great attention from Sarah in Ann's declining years and for the $250 Sarah provided to Ann and family, gives Sarah 80 acres of land. Witnesses are Emmett [T.] Mason and Matthew H. Bowyer. Who is Ann? Is Sarah the Sarah G. who is daughter of William Dunnivant and Elizabeth Lockett? Help!!

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May 17, 1999 from (Darryl Tucker)
My 5ggm was Elizabeth ALEXANDER, b. abt 1692 in Co Antrim, Ireland d. abt 1755 in Rockbridge Co, VA, and my 6ggf was Capt John ALEXANDER, b. unk d. unk. Elizabeth was married abt 1715 in Co Antrim, Ireland to John PAXTON Sr b. 1692 in Balleymoney, Co Antrim, Ulster, Ireland d. abt 1746 in Chester, Delaware Co, PA. If there is any other info that anyone can provide to fill in any blanks for the above people, please reply at your earliest convenience. Thanks. Darryl Tucker (Tuck)

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May 15, 1999 from (Phyllis Owen)
I need more info about Bettie SWITZER listed as an unmarried aunt (age 80) in the household of John KEESEAR in the 1900 census Buchanan District. Was she the daughter of James SWITZER and Mary HAGINS (daughter of Peter HAGINS) who married in 1815 in Botetourt Co? I am trying to establish Bettie's relationship to Benoni SWITZER, father in law of John KEESEAR, with hope of identifying Benoni SWITZER's parents/siblings. ANY info will be appreciated.

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May 11, 1999 from (Sandy Martin)
I am looking for info on Cecil TUTTLE, dates unknown, who married Nannie HALL, bd Nov 15, 1891, dd Nov 1975. They lived in Buchanan, VA which is in Botetourt County. Any info is greatly appreciated.

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May 11, 1999 from (Scott Keith)
I am searching for info on William Riley Keith. He was born in VA in 1830. As there are many Keiths born in Botetourt Co. I am speculating he may have be from there. Scott Keith, Waynesville, MO

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May 10, 1999 from (Robert Alexander)
Joseph Alexander, born 1755. Kentucky County, escaped prison July 1777 Botetout County, Va. (Revolutionary War) served in Battle at Kings Mountain N.C.

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May 9, 1999 from ()
Searching for info on the Samuel and Elizabeth (Pendleton) family. Found Botetourt Co. 1830-1850. Migrated to Mercer Co. WV prior to the 1860 census. Elizabeth is believed to have died circa. 1870, Samuel remarried a Ellen Blankenship late 1871. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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May 7, 1999 from (Diana Lynne)
William BUSH m Mary STAYLEY June 30, 1844 in Botetourt County. ... William was b1822 ... Mary in 1826. Looking for the parents of this couple.

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