Botetourt Co QueryPage (August 1999)
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August 30, 1999 from CARROLLOUC@aol.com (Carroll (Cooper) Summers)
CAHOON, CALHOUN, CAMPER, CLERKIN, EISENHOUER, GRAFF, ICEHOWER, ICENHOWER, ICEYHOWER -
Need death date and will or probate record for Samuel Icehower, found also spelled as Iceyhower (land record) and Icenhower. Lived Botetort Co., VA early 1800s. Born PA a son/of Elizabeth GRAFF & Hans Peter EISENHOUER
1 Samuel ICEHOWER b: November 25, 1763 in Lancaster Co. (now Lebanon) PA; d: Unkn but thought to be abt. 1853 in Glade Creek, Botetort, VA. m. Elizabeth ? , in Lancaster Co. (now Lebanon) PA, Elizabeth d: in Botetort Co, VA (no dates on her) Martha and Patrick my 3rd gr grandparents. Patrick fought under Jackson. Have record of death for John Cahoon and probate - need Elizabeth's death date - about 1848/49. Thanks in advance for any help on these people. Carroll (Cooper) Summers, Oregon

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August 28, 1999 from PMcfar4665@aol.com (Pauline)
BURGER, WARNER -
Does anyone know if there is a list of people buried in the Old Zion Hill Cemetery? When I was there 23 years, I looked for the old cemetery but couldn't find it. I saw the newer one. I am looking for the grave of Henry Burger and his Wife Ann Warner Burger, Daniel Warner, Ann's father. Henry Burger passed away 1832 family says he was buried at Zion Hill, Botetrout Co., I just didn't have enough time to look. He first bought land in Botetourt Co., 1793 or so and one of his sons stayed in the area (John.)

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August 24, 1999 from HodFam@Prodigy.net (Elaine Hodde)
KEITH -
I am looking for my ggggrandfather Gabriel KEITH. He would have been born abt 1785. Will share what I have. thanks, Elaine

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August 24, 1999 from juoliver@erols.com ()
FOGG, LEFON -
Looking for informationon James Fogg married Martha Lefon 14 Oct 1816 Botetourt co. Va daughter of Francis Lefon of King & Queen Co Va.

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August 22, 1999 from jlabetts@burgoyne.com (Leatha B.)
FRANKLIN -
William Franklin, sons William Franklin Jr. and Philemon Franklin came from Botetourt Co. Virg. William Franklin received land indenture for the payment of one pound for 116 acres that was originally surveyed in Augusta Co. Virg. Botetourt came out of this ... William's land was on the South side of the James River at a branch of the Looney River. 14 Apr 1778. He was recruited into Rev. War and served under Captain Love 10 Sep 1774 and was wounded and released from service 23 Oct 1774. Son William Franklin Jr. was recruited 1781, served under Captain Mills. William and his son William Jr. Franklin received a land grant to Washington Co. Georgia and by 1787 migrated there. They paid taxes in Botetourt Co. Virg. 1787. Seeking any Franklin researchers that can determine where William Franklin was born, on his DAR Patriot Index, he is stated as being born 1733 in Virg. died 13 Feb 1797 Georgia and married Mary _____.

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August 22, 1999 from YLWTHNDR@aol.com ()
MORRIS -
Looking for information on my grandparents who were married in Botetourt Co. This is what I have: Charles MORRIS married Nannie B. MORRIS on the 30 day of April 1896. His parents were John and Nancie MORRIS, her parents William J. and Bettie MORRIS. Would appreciate any help.

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August 21, 1999 from KarenWood@aol.com (Karen Wood)
CRADDOCK, DECK, FINCH, FRANCIS, LANCASTER, MOON, TRENT, WILLIAMS -
Looking for ANY information on Samuel WILLIAMS found in Botetourt Co in 1850 and 1860 census, with wife Lucy S. Especially interested in info regarding son, Charles Anderson WILLIAMS, age 28 in 1850, and found married with wife Minerva Jane CRADDOCK in 1860, along with several children. Found in 1870 census and 1880, but Charles apparently died shortly after 1880 census, or with a year or so afterward. Minerva Jane Craddock WILLIAMS then moved to Pittsylvania Co VA with her younger children. 1850 census of Botetourt Co for Samuel Willams (near Buchanon)
Samuel Williams 51; Lucy S 52; Charles A 28; Robert 18; James E 12; Elizabeth 18.
Assume there are other children between Charles A and Robert. James died before adulthood. There are a number of other WILLIAMS in Buchanon area in later years, perhaps siblings or children of Samuel. Children of Charles Anderson WilliamsL 1. Elizabeth Sims m. William F. Francis 28 Oct 1874 Buchanon; 2. Edward A. 1858 m. Abbey Lancaster; 3. Mary E. b. 1859; 4. Fannie M. b. 1860; 5. Luther Davis b. 1862; 6. Willie Craddock b. 1863 Botetourt d. 1909 Cambpell Co VA m. Daniel D. Moon in 1885 in Pittsylvania Co VA; 7. Dabney P. b. 1866; 8. Blanche b. 1871 m. Amos Finch in Pittsylvania Co VA; 9. Kate b. 1873 m. Henry Trent in Cambpell Co VA; 10. Alice Jane b. 1877 never married; and 11. James Emmett b. 1880 m. Gessie Deck. IF any of these people ring a bell, would appreciate any info. Happy to share. Trying to find parents of Samuel and identity of Lucy S., his wife, along with other siblings. Karen Wood in Delaware

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August 20, 1999 from joego@mindspring.com ()
GRIFFITH -
Seeking information about William Griffith who settled in Bedford, Botetourt, and Greenbrier Counties before the American Revolution. I know he purchased land in Greenbrier County, Virginia in 1830. I am trying to find any connection between William Griffith and my great grandfather, John Griffith, who lived with his wife Rachel and owned property in Monroe County (which had been Greenbrier County prior to 1799) from 1830 to 1858. John and Rachel Griffith sold their property in Monroe County in 1858 and moved to Hurricane Station, Putnam County. Any information on William or John Griffith would be greatly appreciated.

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August 20, 1999 from mbccjo@mailhost.accesscom.net (Cliff Ocheltree)
BARLOW, DAVIDSON, HAYTHE, TYNES -
Am researching the family of Samuel and Frances Herndon (HAYTHE) TYNES residents of Botetourt County in the 1840 and 1850 Federal Census. Two of their children, Achilles James TYNES (born in Montgomery Co. VA, 29 Nov. 1833 and died Tazewell Co. VA 11 Nov. 1914) and Mary E. "Mollie" (TYNES) DAVIDSON (born in Montgomery Co. VA, 1 May 1837 and died in W.Va. 7 Sept. 1891) went on to earn their fame, for service to the C.S.A., as residents of Tazewell County. Samuel TYNES is believed to be the son of Obadiah and Edith (BARLOW) TYNES of Campbell and Halifax Counties, VA and grandson of Col. Samuel TYNES of Kershaw Co. S.C. who was noted for his Loyalist service during the Rev. War. Would like to exchange information with anyone interested in this family. Especially interested in any information which will prove that Obadiah and Edith TYNES died and were buried in Botetourt Co. VA. Cliff Ocheltree, New Orleans LA

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August 15, 1999 from Ndb317@aol.com (Nicole Booze)
BOOZE, HAUNTZ -
Hi, I am daughter of Leonard William Booze and am seeking info on dad's grandfather, Henry Booze who was a farmer in Botetourt Co. I believe he was born in 1868. He married Laura Hauntz. My dad's father was William L. Booze, also of Botetourt. ... living most of his life in Fincastle. Any info will be greatly appreciated. Also, any other links/sites would be great. Thanks so much. Nicole

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August 14, 1999 from crosstich@webtv.net (Mary Bryant Park)
ALDERSON, BRIANT, BRYANS, BRYANT, DODD -
Am looking forward to visiting Botetourt Co in September. I hope to learn more about the James BRYANS who married Rachael ALDERSON in Botetourt Co in 1815. Found a James Bryant on the 1784 B. Co Tax List, along with Curtis Alderson and William Dodd. Is anyone researching these names in Botetourt Co? I need to know if the James Bryant on the 1784 tax list is the father of my James T. Briant, b. 1790, VA. James T. Briant's wife was Rachael -- maybe Alderson -- need to ascertain that also. The Dodds and Bryants intermarried in DeKalb & Cannon Counties, TN in the early 1800s. Is the Dodd on the tax list one of the Dodds who went to Tennessee? Thanks! Cousin Mary Bryant Park

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August 14, 1999 from walnbrl@gate.net (Billie)
BASHAM, HOLSTEIN, HOLSTINE, HOLSTON, JAVINS, LOONEY, WILSON -
This is Billie again searching for her husband's Botetourt County ancestor. I'm still searching for the parents of Ellen-Ellenor WILSON who was b. ca. 1795-1800 and gave birth to an illegitimate son, William Holston- HOLSTINE- Holstein b. 1815, by Henry Holstine (b. ca. 1790) s/o Stephen and Jane (LOONEY). Henry HOLSTINE crossed the mountains to today's Boone County, West Virginia where he married Sarah Javins and lived the rest of his life. Ellenor and son, William, moved also to the same area where William became William Holstine Esq., a justice of the peace in both Boone and Kanawha Counties. Ellen-Ellenor lived with son William until her death bet 1850-60. William Holstine married Nancy Basham and left her a widow in 1873. Any clue will be appreciated. I think the Wilsons lived on Craig's Creek near the Holstine family.

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August 13, 1999 from pajaro@hotcoco.infi.net (Erin Flory)
CLARE, KESSLER -
We are looking for any information on Benjamin Kessler born in Botetourt County on Dec. 28, 1803. His parents were Benjamin Kessler and Margaret Clare. Any information regarding the Kessler and Clare families would be greatly appreciated. Thank you Erin Flory

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August 10, 1999 from SDurham839@aol.com (Sue Taylor Durham)
TAYLOR -
John Taylor b. abt. 1818 in Monroe Co. WV. I believe that John is the son of William Taylor Jr. John was my geat grandfather. I do not have documented evidents of this. But John's brother Moses was b. in Monroe and I have found a William and Katherine Taylor in the Monroe 1850 census; also my ggrandfather John and his family. I also had a uncle that lived in Fincastle Va. If anyone has any information on that would connect him to William Jr. I would appreciate hearing from them. Thank You

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August 8, 1999 from PLMREM@aol.com (Pat McCallister)
MCMULLIN -
Searching for information on Edward McMullin who died 1788 in Botetourt Co. Would really like to know where Dunlap's Creek and Rick Patch is located. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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August 7, 1999 from ark1@citizen.infi.net (Ann)
FORDS, GORDON -
Searching for family history: FORDS, Andrew, Jane, William A. lived in Botetourt during the 1800s and early 1900s. Also GORDON, Alexander, Annie, Sarah E. ?Any Help ?

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August 7, 1999 from cliffdavis@rica.net (Cliff Davis)
DAVIS, LESTER, MEADOWS, SHIELDS -
I am searching for any information on James Davis, b May 1828 in Botetourt County, m Martha Anne Shields in 1851. Second marriage to Permelia Lester in 1861. They were married at the home of her father John Lester and had 7 children. I have been unable to find any information on this family. The children included my g-father Lucian Herbert Davis, who married Sarah Anne Virginia Meadows. Any information you may be able to contribute will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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August 7, 1999 from fsecoy@aol.com (Frances Hubbard-Secoy)
HUBBARD, SCOTT -
I am searching for info on the Charles W. HUBBARD family found in Botetourt County, 1850 with wife Louisa (Scott). Began migration west, 1860 in Craig Co. Va., 1870 in Fayette Co. WV. 1880 in Roane County, WV. Hoping to find connection between Charles W. HUBBARD and Samuel W. HUBBARD and wife Elizabeth, also found in Botetourt Co. Va. between 1830-1850 Thanks,

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August 6, 1999 from jomello@innercite.com ()
CALDWELL, CRAWFORD, EVANS -
Can someone tell me who this H.E. S. CALDWELL is? Prussia Ann EVANS (daughter of Joseph CRAWFORD) lived in Botetourt Co near Craigs Creek & in her will dated 10 Jan 1924, she left her entire estate (both real & personal) to her beloved friend H.E.S. CALDWELL).

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August 5, 1999 from mweaver4@bellsouth.net (Mark Weaver)
NEWCOMB, UNRUE -
I am looking for information on my ggggrandfather John Newcomb. Born around 1805 in Botetourt Co. He married an Elizabeth Unrue, born 1805. My ggrandfather was Zachiriah Newcomb. As far as I can tell the whole line came from Mass. Any help on this would be great. I would love to hear from any of you that have a connection.

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August 3, 1999 from jtenlen@drizzle.com
McAFEE, McMICHAEL -
James (1707-1785) and Jane (McMichael) McAfee (1710-1783) immigrated from County Armagh, Ireland in the spring/fall of 1739, settling first in Lancaster Co., PA. By 1746 they had settled in the part of Augusta County, VA that would become Botetourt County. James Sr. had property near Catawba Creek; allied families in this region include the McCouns, McGees, Buchanans, Currys and Adams. Four McAfee sons- Robert, William, James, Jr., and John - played key roles in the surveying and settling of Mercer Co., KY in 1773-75. Jane McMichael McAfee moved with her sons, several daughters and their families to Mercer Co. in 1779. Interestingly, James McAfee Sr. stayed behind, supposedly with a daughter or niece. Would like to learn more about those who stayed behind in Botetourt Co. - exactly when in 1785 did James die? Where is he buried? Why didn't he make the trip to Mercer Co. with the rest of his family? Who stayed behind with him? My McAfee database is online at:
http://www.drizzle.com/~jtenlen/Register/RR_TOC.HTML   Would like to correspond with anyone else researching these McAfees.

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