Botetourt Co QueryPage (July 1999)

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July 28, 1999 from (Evelyn Almeida)
My great great grandparents James and Esther Dishman were natives of Botetourt County, Virginia and moved to Warren County, Kentucky. I am trying to obtain more information on them. Can anyone help?

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July 27, 1999 from (Bill and Loydean Allen)
Benjamin and Margaret ALLEN settled in Botetourt county from Frederick county, Virginia about 1779. They left for Casey county, Kentucky, about 1789. Looking for any info on Benjamin's family. Yours truly,

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July 27, 1999 from (Richard Callard)
Is there any that has information on Roanoke Co. I have a letter written 5 Mar 1867 from Big Lick Post Office, Roanoke Co.VA and believe that some of my relatives may be buried in Roanoke Co. or Botetourt Co. I will be in Virginia in late September or early October and wish to lookup a part of my family. George Frederick MILLER's father was Frederick MILLER. He was a German who immigrated to US sometime late 1700s. I do not know if he was married at that time of later. I have reason to believe he was married to a CARVIN (Elizabeth?). Lucy Carvin is a name that I have found in The US Census, in Botetourt Co. 1800s (Lucinda in 1840) 1860 she is listed as being 73. All the CARVINs appear to be related. The Miller Family is large or there were a lot of different Millers in Botetourt Co. From the Marriage Index- Ann, Benjamin, and it goes on for 21 names. I would like to go to the cemeteries and photograph the tombstones. What ever help you can give will be deeply appreciated. As Roanoke Co. was a part of Botetourt Co., many of the same families may be buried in Roanoke Co. Thank You.

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July 27, 1999 from (Stephanie)
I am trying to track down information on Dr. George Stover and his son William B. Stover who Christina Schrakengast in 1829. Christina is the daughter of Daniel. Any information that you may have on either of these families would be great. Thank you very much for any assistance you may be able to provide.

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July 26, 1999 from (Kelley)
I am looking for documented information about James HARBISON and Ann LOONEY, who were married in Finecastle, Botetourt County, Virginia, October 26, 1786. I am looking specifically for a son, Aaron HARBISON, b. Jan. 11, 1793, in Lincoln County, TN. Any documentation of this child would be greatly appreciated. Other children of James HARBISON and Ann LOONEY: John; Absalom (1791-1875); Polly; Henry b. 1795; William Pledge (18 Mar 1797 - 15 Apr 1868); and James J. Thanks!

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July 25, 1999 from (Jean)
Looking for any information on Susanah Waggoner & Henry Magnus who were married on March 3, 1825 in Botetourt County, Virginia. Amy trying to figure out if Susannah is related to my 4th great grandmother Mary Margaret Wagner Gish Crumpecker. Thanks

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July 25, 1999 from (Donna Merrill)
Josiah GARRETT b. 19 Apr 1779 in Campbell Co., VA. Son of John GARRETT and Hannah GREENWOOD. Josiah married 2 Feb 1809 in Campbell Co., VA to Elizabeth WILLIAMS b. 1781, daughter of Anderson WILLIAMS and Mildred SHEPARD. Josiah and Elizabeth had these children: Albert b. abt. 1808 in Bedford Co., VA; Elijah b. 13 Dec 1814 in Bedford Co., VA md. Margaret Virginia BURGESS; Susanna b. abt. 1817 in Bedford Co., VA md. Hugh BURKS in Botetourt Co., VA; Mary Ann E. b. abt. 1820 in Bedford Co., VA md. Archibald ROBINSON; Elizabeth Anderson b. 17 Apr 1824 in Botetourt Co., VA md. John E. SMILRY; Sarah Catherine b. abt. 1828 in Botetourt Co., VA md. John W. JOPLING; Frances Jane b. abt. 1830 in Botetourt CO., VA md. William D. CRADDOCK; Analictus b. abt. 1832 in Botetourt Co., VA md. William J. REID; William H. b. abt. 1834 in Botetourt Co., VA; and John C. b. abt. 1836 in Botetourt Co., VA. Would like to correspond with anyone descended from this family!

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July 24, 1999 from ()
Searching for the ancestors of Leonard S. MARKHAM (born abt. 1818) and his wife, Nancy READ Markham (born abt. 1821). I don't know if they were originally from Botetourt Co. or Bedford Co., but they were living in Botetourt Co. as early as the 1850 census where they raised at least five children (James R., Frances A., Wilson C., Newton Patrick, and Mary E.). I am a descendant of Newton Patrick Markham and would truly appreciate any information on this branch of the Markham families. Thank you

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July 19, 1999 from (Anne Dillon)
Looking for information about my father, Ferdinand Dillon, b. May 1, 1907 in Fincastle, VA(?), d.Dec 17, 1986 in CA. Father: Harry(?) Dillon, Mother: Cecilia(?) Schwartz. There were brothers and sisters, but I only remember Louise being mentioned. I would be grateful for any information. Thank you.

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July 17, 1999 from (Robert J. Ballantyne)
Searching for info on William Champ of Botetourt Co., VA., who was one of the founders of Paint Lick, Garrard Co., KY in 1784. I have seen references to Champs after 1784 in Botetourt, but none before that date. Would welcome any information on these Champs. Regards,

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July 16, 1999 from ()
John Caldwell with a William Caldwell in 1787 had a son William according to a will written 1815 & proved 1820 in Botetourt Co. Other Children are named in the will. William was named one executor but was noted as 'refused'. Any info of either William or John's wife Susannah appreciated. Did John come from PA? Was he the grandson of Capt. John of Cub Creek, VA?

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July 15, 1999 from (Wendy Griffin)
I am looking for information on the parents of Joseph Battle CARNOHAN, b. 1833, Spotsylvania City, Botetourt Co. VA. and brothers Judson and Robert. Father was a part time Baptist minister and farmer, moved to Bowling Green KY. Joseph returned to VA to enlist in the Confederacy.

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July 11, 1999 from (Lisa Simpson)
I am seeking information on the parents of either James L. Simpson born 1831 in Montgomery County, VA and Mary Jane Woods born 1827 in Botetourt County, VA. They were married March 24, 1851 in Fincastle, Botetourt County. Thanks!

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July 8, 1999 from (Susan Prothero)
I am attempting to find more information on Thomas Prothero. The information I have indicates he might have been born in Botetourt County, Virginia in 1760. I do know he married Hannah Miles, daughter of Samuel Miles and Sarah James on October 17, 1787 in Botetourt County. Thomas died 1818 in Shelby Co., KY. Also I just received information via email that Thomas Prothero was a Revolutionary War veteran from Virginia. I appreciate any assistance that you can offer. Sincerely,

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July 6, 1999 from (L. G. Riddle.)
I am looking for information on my great grandfather Frederick S. Riddle, married to Ann E. Lawhorn and with one son, age 2 in the 1850 Census. Living in Botetourt Co, probably near the Rockbridge County Line. Any information will be appreciated.

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July 2, 1999 from (john haney)
I would deeply appreciate if anyone could tell me if they have any information on the following: William Haney born around 1814 and his wife Margaret "Davis" Haney born around 1818. I was informed both were born & married in Botetourt County & They had at least 3 children in Botetourt. I am looking for birthdates, marriage information & deaths.

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July 1, 1999 from (Tim Freeman)
My ancestor was Jeremiah Horn Compton who was born in Oct. 1754 in Brunswick, Middlesex Co., N.J. and died 19 June 1844 in Sevier Co., TN. He married in 1787 in Botetourt Co., VA. Elizabeth Layman daughter of Joseph Layman. Jeremiah's parents were John and Margaret (Raemer) Compton of Botetourt Co., VA. This Compton line descends from William Compton born 1622 in Yorkshire, England and died in Long Island, New York. Does anyone know the English linage of this Compton family? Thanks,

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