Botetourt Co QueryPage (July 1997)

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July 26, 1997 from (Janie G Jordan)
I am seeking parentage, wife, and siblings for one Lewis SAUNDERS who had at least three daughters: Elizabeth, Harriet, and Malinda, all of whom were married in Botetourt Co., VA. My ancestress is Malinda who married Winston COLEY, 24 Jan. 1839. William G. SAUNDERS served as a bondsman for their marriage and I had guessed he might have been Malinda's brother. Lewis SAUNDERS was located on the 1820 Bedford Co. VA census, but the first of the above marriages in Botetourt Co. was 1828. I have estimated Malinda's birthdate to be about 1810. A marriage bond in Brunswick Co., VA., dated 3 May 1798, for one Lewis SAUNDERS and Martha SAUNDERS is the best I can come to a correct time frame. I would appreciate input.

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July 26, 1997 from (Janie G Jordan)
I am seeking information on Isaac COLLEY and George COLLEY, both listed on the 1785 Tax Enumeration of Botetourt Co., VA. Isaac is listed with 8 persons and George with 4 persons, unnamed. Has anyone identified their wives or children? I am also seeking the parents and siblings of Winston COLEY who was born about 1810. Winston was married 24 Jan. 1839, in Botetourt Co. to Malinda SAUNDERS, daughter of Lewis SAUNDERS. Winston and Malinda were the parents of seven daughters: Elizabeth, Harriet, Malissa C., Mary T., Virginia, Olivia L., and Serena W. Of these seven daughters, Mary T. (Mollie) is my great-grandmother who married James K. Polk WILKERSON. I am aware of spelling variations and even recognize COLE and COLES as possibilities.

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July 26, 1997 from (Shawn GRAY)
Looking for any info on John WATKINS married Catherine LEMON/ LEMMON, dau of Peter LEMMON/LEMON and son John D. WATKINS, married to Judith Virginia BOARD, daughter of Nathan BOARD and Sarah COOPER, daughter of Charles COOPER. Sarah and Nathan COOPER BOARD married in 1819, Judith and John BOARD WATKINS married in 1844, and John and Catherine LEMMON WATKINS married in 1817 all in Botetourt Co., VA. Thanks

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July 26, 1997 from (Rebecca Ramsey)
Am looking for the parents of and any information on the following people, all born in Botetourt County, Virginia: Henry SHUEY (b. Jan 11, 1814 - d. Jan 17, 1886), Samuel David SHUEY (b. Dec 20, 1815), Daniel SHUEY (b. Sept 24, 1817 - d. Aug 10, 1872. Thanks

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July 26, 1997 from (Judith Weeks Ancell)
I am seeking any and all references in Botetourt County, VA to the following people. All three men served in the French and Indian War. I have often seen there name associated with Botetourt County in connection with land purchases and military service. I would love to find all available documentation on their activities in Botetourt Co. William RUSSELL (I) ca 1677 -18 October 1757 (place of death Orange Co., VA) married Mary HENLEY. Henry RUSSELL BEF 1735 - bef 1760 (probably died at the Fort Loudoun Massacre of which too place on or about August 5, 1759. Died single. William RUSSELL (II) ca 1735 - 14 January 1793 (place of death Shenandoah Co., VA) married Tabitha ADAMS. Katherine RUSSELL born ca 1735 married _____ ROBERTS. Thank-You so very much for taking the time to review this note. I'd love to exchange information on these people.
Judith Weeks Ancell
1810 Edgecliff Terrace
Boise, ID 83702-2911

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July 21, 1997 from (Mary Beth Edwards)
I am searching for any information on James BARRETT born in Botetourt County, on December 12, 1798. He was the son of James Michael BARRETT of Ireland.

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July 21, 1997 from ()
We are looking for any information on Bartholonew OZBUN. We know that he was married to Elizabeth BANDY, but that there may have been other marriages too. We show that he was born in Botetourt Cty in about 1777. We believe that his father was Benjamin OZBUN/OZBURN. Would greatly appreciate any help. The Sanders Family--

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July 13, 1997 from (J. Hively)
I am looking for information about my husband's G-G-grandmother who was born in Botetourt County in 1817. All I know about her (besides the year she was born) is that she moved to Tennessee with her family when she was still a young girl and she married George Washington HARRIS (born in Goochland Co., Virginia) in Tennessee in 1836. They later moved to Illinois. Thank you,

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July 12, 1997 from ()
I am looking for information on E. P. HAYTH, who served in the 2nd Virginia Cavalry. I believe that he was from Botetourt Co. He had a brother named Moorman, also of the 2nd Vir. Cav. Also would like to know where to find info that might concern the 2nd Vir. Cav. during the time they served. One last question. My family has told me that Robt. E. LEE's mother or grandmother was a HAYTH (HEATH) is that true? Is there a book available concerning Lee's genealogy?

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July 12, 1997 from (Kay Dorneman)
Searching for family of William L ROBINSON, born 1800 VA, family soon moved to Lexington, Fayette county, KY where he grew up. He married Bourbon Co. KY's Augustin A BIDDLE about 1820. Oral history has it that he's related to John BRECKENRIDGE who grew up in Botetourt County, Va. JB's mother, a Letice PRESTON and Col. David ROBINSON's 1806 Lexington will gives land to PRESTON nephews. Any information on ROBINSON's (also spelled ROBISON/ ROBERTSON) that might connect would he so appreciated.
Kay Dorneman
21 Fair Elms
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5908

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July 9, 1997 from (Sheila Hellems Kuziak)
I am looking for the parents of John HELMS b:abt 1797 in VA. He married Rebecca DRUMMOND March 19, 1818 in Botetourt Co. I don't have proof as yet, but I think John's parents were the Rev. John HELMS and Elizabeth ?. In an obituary notice in "Herald of the Valley" newspaper dated July 23, 1821, it states that "the Rev. John Helms had been an active member of the Methodist church more than 30 years, and was the second member of that society in this (Fincastle) county; he has joined more than eight hundred couples in the holy state of matrimony". Can anyone tell me how to find information on that Methodist church? They may have information on the Rev. John HELMS and his family.

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July 8, 1997 from (Steve Taylor)
I am seeking any information on Thornton LAVINDER, born in Stafford, VA and died in Botetourt County, Virginia on December 1, 1867 age 70. he was married to Delpha {Philadelphia} ????, I have found the name both ways. I know they had two daughters, One was Harriet who married Seaton CAMPBELL and the other was Sarah Ann who married Mason LEE. I need any and all information I can get. Thanks

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July 8, 1997 from (Karen Miles Mitchum)
I am seeking information on Joel and Rebecca (CLARK) BURGER, both of Eagle Rock, (Botetourt County) Virginia. Joel was a Private in the Civil War in the 52nd Va. regiment, Company E.

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July 1, 1997 from (D. E. Mayfield)
Looking for info on family of Rockbridge Co. David BARGER (c1805-1858) m Evaline PENN (d. of Richeson PENN) in 1832. Children: Mary J. (b 1833), Sarah A. (1834), Angelina (1836, m. Zachariah CAMDEN), John J. (1838. Served 4th VA Inf and 14th VA Cav), Lucinda (1839), David W. (1840. Served 4th VA Inf), Thomas (1842), Alexander (1844. Served in Home Guard during Hunter raid.), Richeson or Richard (1847), Susan, Martha, Emma, Angeline. David and Evaline may have at some time lived in Botetourt County since three brothers (John, George, Adam BARGER) and two sisters (Catherine GARRET/LONG and Elizabeth MOORE) were living there in 1832. David was uncle to the John BARGER of Eagle Rock, Botetourt Co., whose home was reconstructed for the Staunton Museum of Frontier Culture.

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