Botetourt Co QueryPage (June 1998)

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June 29, 1998 from (Heather Giles)
Looking for more information about the James Morrow who married Margaret/ Marguerite Mahan Mar 8, 1779 in Botetourt. Is James the same James Morrow who later married Jane Luddington in Greenbrier Co, WV? My James Morrow was born around 1761 in present day Greenbrier County, WV but where his family lived may have been part of Botetourt since Greenbrier wasn't formed until around 1780. Any further info about the Morrow/Mahan connection would be appreciated. Thanks!

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June 28, 1998 from (Janice Kinsler Smith)
I am looking for a Crawford link, and Botetourt County seems the likely place. A Nimrod Crawford married a Miss Gray there about 1794. This is not the Nimrod I am seeking. I need help with Nimrod T. Crawford. Born, circa 1802, in Virginia. Died, between 1860 and 1880 possibly in Summers Co., W.V. Nimrod is found in Montgomery Co., Va. for the 1840 and 1850 census and Raleigh Co., (West) Virginia for the 1860 census. I am unable to find him on the 1870 census. I believe he came from elsewhere and married Catherine who did live in Montgomery. He married Catherine Brunk, daughter of Jacob Brunk and Nancy Ann Shank, 8 Mar 1831, in Montgomery Co., Virginia, Born, circa 1806, in Virginia. In 1880 Catherine is head of household in Summers Co., W.V. with two unmarried children living with her: Magdaline and Mary A. Catherine is listed as a widow. I am unable to find her on a census in 1870. Children: Jacob Born, circa 1831, Elizabeth Born, Anne , Born, circa 1835, Susan Crawford. Born, circa 1837, Magdalin Born, circa 1840, Hannah, Catherine Born, circa 1844, Marcellus Born, circa 1846, James Born, circa 1848, in Mary A. Crawford. Born, circa 1850,--- M. Crawford. Born, circa 1853, in Their daughter Hannah was Born, 16 Apr 1842, in Virginia Died, 14 Feb 1936, in Summers Co., WV Hannah is head of household in 1880 in Summers Co., WV. Apparently her husband his died. She and both of her parents are listed on the 1880 census as born in Virginia. The death register lists her father as Nimrod Crawford. She married ?Perry? or T.? Lyon. A daughter, Emily E.E. Lyon. Born, circa 1866, in Raleigh Co., West Virginia married Joseph (James) A. Crawford, son of John A.N. Crawford and Anna A. (Crawford), 18 Jun 1885, in Summers Co., West Virginia

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June 28, 1998 from (Terri Mullins)
I am trying to find out more information on Moses Karnes who was born in 1792 and his wife Agnes Jane Thompson the d/o Joseph Thompson. If anyone has information, please let me know. They were married in Botetourt Co Va in 1812

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June 22, 1998 from (Steve Taylor)
I am posting this message for a friend, Opal Bradley Caldwell. She is seeking any information she can get on Joseph Bradley, born ca 1792 and his wife Elizabeth, born ca 1790 also on John Beckner, born ca 1803 and wife, Catherine, born ca 1807. They lived in Botetourt County, and she would like anything on them or her parents, Please email me and I will pass on any information. Thanks

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June 21, 1998 from ()
Does anyone know if the Botetourt Co. area had local directories or local Census prior to 1850? I am looking for my GGGrandfather as a youth. (Joseph SHEFF) He was born in 1835 (approx). He would not be listed as head of house prior to 1850. If anyone has a suggestion on what I should do next, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

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June 21, 1998 from (Gail Blankenau )
I'm looking for information on John LEDGERWOOD/ LEDGEWOOD who is listed in the Botetourt Co. 1771-1784 tax list. An old Virginia Genealogist query lists these children for John and an unknown wife: David, John, William, Nathaniel, Samuel, Jacob, James, Joseph, George, Mary, Rebecca & Margaret, with no sources listed. Possible link (brother) to Martha LEDGERWOOD who m. Samuel PATTERSON and went to Botetourt Co. as well? Many LEDGERWOODs in the old Augusta Co. records but haven't found John yet. Thank you. Gail Blankenau

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June 19, 1998 from (Barbie Ellington)
I am researching James Rowe from Botetourt Co. He supposedly came to the Wolf Creek Valley in Botetourt in 1781. Is the Wolf Creek Valley Area still in the county of Botetourt? I descend from James' son James that married Sophia Huffman in Botetourt in 1799. I would like to correspond with anyone reseaching this line. Thanks,

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June 14, 1998 from (Terry McGee)
Looking for information on James Anderson Russell, born in Fincastle, Virginia about 1853 - 55. He joined the Union army in 1861 and was discharged in Charleston, WV in 1865. He is my great-great grandfather.

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June 14, 1998 from (Lorie Sheff)
I have been able to trace my GGGGranparents to Botetourt Co., VA. John & (Ownie) Ona SHEFF. I know they were married in 1821. One of their children, Joseph was born in 1835 in VA. If anyone has any further information (other children of John & Ona) pleae write to me. Thank you.

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June 14, 1998 from ()
I am seeking descendants and ancestors of Dawson WADE, son of John WADE, who was born in Botetourt Co VA in 1741..

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June 14, 1998 from (Nicki Beatty)
Seeking information about Charles BLOUNT/ BLUNT and his wife, Jane. Charles may be from Botetourt. Charles and Jane had sons, James F. b.abt 1823 and Charles J., born abt 1824, in Virginia. In 1850 the BLOUNTS were in Owsley County, KY. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Nicki.

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June 14, 1998 from (Patrick H. Murray)
Zebulon Alphin lived in Botetourt Co. 1787 to 1793. Need a lookup in deed records of this county to see if he owned land while a resident there. Family moved thence to Bourbon Co. KY.

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June 14, 1998 from ()
Mary Crouch, daughter of William and Mildred (Wood) Crouch, married John J.M. Parker in Bedford County on August 11, 1856. John was the son of James and Melvina (Fowler) Parker. 1860 Botetourt Census shows John and Mary living there. 1870, John was in Calhoun County, West Virginia and believe the Mary Parker who showed up in the Botetourt County Poor House, was Mary Crouch Parker. Did she and John have any children.? When and where did Mary die? Thanks.

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June 8, 1998 from (James R. Pugh)
Seeking info on birth or marriage of John PUGH or Elizabeth MONICAL living in Botetourt county, prior to 1815.

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June 7, 1998 from (Sheila Pierce)
Elisha QUERRY born about 1740-1754 in Botetourt County. He married Sarah Brown June 22, 1792 in Little York, Pennsylvania. Children's names are: Mary Magdaline, Elisha, William, George, James, Lydia, John, Elizabeth & Nathaniel. Some of his children were born in Pennsylvania and some in Virginia. Would like to find his parents, siblings or any other information would be greatly appreicated. Thank you.

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June 2, 1998 from (Barbara Elliott)
Am searching for information on Joseph C. Mann, b. 6-17-1813 in Botetourt Co. Va. May be the son of William B. Mann who married Nancy Caldwell in Botetourt Co. on Mar. 10, 1803. Need info. on both Joseph C. or William B. Thanks in advance.

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June 2, 1998 from (Sandee McKinlay)
My line goes back to Matthew Harvey Rayhill born 11-1-1781 and who married Catharine Wolf 2-24-1808. They had 11 children born to them in Botetourt County. One of them was a son named Matthew born on 11-1-1781. About this time they migrated to Indiana. Matthew and Catharine had a son John R. Rayhill, Sr. born on 6-3-1810. John and his wife had a son named Alexander born on 7-18-1837. Alexander had a daughter named Alexandria born on 4-30-64. Alexandria married Albert B. Traylor and had a son named Noble Eli on 6-7-1889 who was my grandfather. This line also goes with the Stulls and Ritter families.

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