Botetourt Co QueryPage (August 1996)

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August 27, 1996 from (Carolyn Carver)
James Ellison (husband of Nancy Elizabeth Farley) died 1839,in Greenbrier Co WV. He was married 1777 at Farley's Fort. Was this fort in Botetourt or Montgomery County? Is this what is now Greenbrier County? His father - James Ellison - died 1791 at Bradshaw's Run Creek Settlement. Did wife, Ann English die here also? Was this in Greenbrier Co or Monroe Co then? Now? This family was from Burlington Co NJ. What other members settled in Greenbrier Co area? Did John & Susanna Ellison (father & gr-father of James Ellison) come to Greenbrier Co area?

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August 18, 1996 from (Scott Fifer)
Looking for any information regarding Fifers of Augusta County in the late 1700's through the mid 1800's. More specifically looking for descendants of George Fifer, Sr. and his descendants. Also interested in Jacob Fifer who was born about 1814 and married Francis Pullen in Botetort County in the 1830's.

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August 16, 1996 from (R. Paul Adams)
asks for information re the Shirkey and Poague families. My GGM Pauline Virginia Shirkey, her father John Shirkey, mother Mary Arms Thompson et als migrated from Botetourt Co. in the 1850s to south Texas. I am interested in obtaining any information re these families. sincerely, R. Paul Adams, Baton Rouge, LA.

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August 11, 1996 from (Bill Douglas)
Seeking information and vitals on Anthony Obenchain and wife Eveline (Douglas) Obenchain, they were married 3 Mar 1838 in Botetourt Co., they had eight children and I believe she lived past 1870. Her birth date was 2 May 1821 in Pattonsburg. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Bill Douglas

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