Botetourt Co QueryPage (September 1998)

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September 27, 1998 from (Maggie Phillips)
Looking for information on my gr gr grandfather Michael YOUNG b. 14 Dec 1815 in Botetourt; d. 13 May 1902 in Union, Monroe County, WV. He m. Ellen Robinson GLOVER (d/o Bailes B. Glover and Ruth J. Bostic) 8 June 1837 at the Presbyterian Church in Union, Monroe County, VA. He m. Ricey A. MILLER (a widow) on 1 July 1873 in Monroe County, WV. I am searching for his parents. According to the 1880 federal census for Monroe County, WV, they were born in PA. Regards, Maggie Phillips, Fairfax, VA

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September 27, 1998 from (Sandra Nolan)
Searching for the parentage of Robert HARVEY and Matthew HARVEY. Robert married Martha BORDEN, daughter of Benjamin BORDEN, Jr and widow of Benjamin HAWKINS, on 9 Dec 1779 in Botetourt County. Matthew HARVEY, married Magdelen HAWKINS, 18 Aug. 1788, daughter of the above Martha (Borden) Hawkins Harvey. Witnesses to the latter marriage were James HARVEY & James HAWKINS. Any information on the above people would be appreciated.

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September 26, 1998 from (Tim )
I am searching for more information on William O. ADAMS and his family. He was a foreman in the car shops at Roanoke, Va. He was born 15 Mar 1854 at Lingleston, Dauphin Co., Pa. and married Sarah Ann RODABAUGH 15 Apr 1881 at Lock Haven, Clinton Co., Pa. William was the son of John Quincy and Hannah FORNEY ADAMS. William and Sarah were the parents of four daughters, Martha Dottie, Alice M., Lillian E., and Daisy F. If anyone is researching or has knowledge of these folks please let me know. I have information to share.

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September 25, 1998 from (Sandy Graley)
Looking for parents of James Whitten, born about 1819. He married in Botetourt Co. in 1849 to Mary Frances Mayes, daughter of Pleasant and Mary Mayes. Anyone with any info, please, email. Thanks,

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September 25, 1998 from (Pat Wheeler)
Seeking info on Joseph Darr listed 1810 census in Botetourt Co. Married Catherine Frye. The family later found in Giles Co. Their son Timothy Patterson Darr m. Lucinda Anderson. Joseph was my 4th GGFa. Would like any info.

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September 23, 1998 from (M'Lou Patton Bell)
I am seeking confirmation (in the form of written documents) that Matthew Patton (born 1730 in Ireland, d 1803 in Winchester, KY) is the father of Robert Patton, Sr.(born 1748? d 1813 in Lincoln, TN). Matthew Patton is the son of Capt. John Patton (John is the brother of Col. James Patton, who brought many settlers to Augusta Co., VA, and the surrounding area) and Mary Sarah Rogers. Matthew apparently traveled to America from Ireland with his father. Matthew married Hester (Ester) Dyer, the daughter of Roger Dyer and Hannah ____, in 1749 in Franklin, Pendleton Co. (?). Matthew and Hester had 9-11 children and may have lived in 3 different states (VA., NC and KY). Matthew's and Hester's children included William, David, Robert, John, Roger, John, Matthew, Benjamin (?), Sarah (Sally?), Mary Ann, James and Hester. I would appreciate any information or lead which can help me establish that Matthew is (or is not) Robert's father.

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September 19, 1998 from (Bonnie Fincher Rodgers )
I am a descendant of the BOHANANs of Va. I am looking for the father of Beverly Braxton BOHANNAN, who was born in Va and was in Henry co ga by 1826. I think there is a connection to the BEVERLY and BRAXTON families of Va. If anyone has info on this line I will appreciate it very much. Beverly Braxton BOHANNAN was called BB in Ga. He named his first son Alexander Allen and his first daughter Elizabeth. I find Alexander Bohanan in your list of Tithables taken in by Walter Crockett from William Sayers to the Head of Holstans River for the year 1771. I will be happy to share my Ga line if needed by anyone there.

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September 19, 1998 from (Buel Denes Rodgers)
I am seeking information on Doswell ROGERS who was on the list of tithables in Botetourt Co Va in 1771 (Captain not shown who received the Tithes) . We do know that Dosswell ROGERS left VA and settled in Tenn in the early 1800s or late 1700s. Info on this line will be appreciated. I do know that he was from Ireland.

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September 19, 1998 from (Bonnie Fincher Rodgers)
I find Thomas AKENS on the lis of Tithables taken by John Bowman in Botetourt Co Va in 1771. I am a descendant of the Akens of Jasper co Ga. My ggg-grandfather was Daniel Akens who married in Randolph Co Ga, now Jasper Co Ga in 1809. There was also at the same time a Thomas Akins as well as a John and James. I find the spelling Akens/ Akins/ Aikins all pertaining to the same people. I think this is where they must have been before coming to Ga in the late 1700s. I cannot pinpoint Daniel's father but I also found a Daniel Akens in Va in 1771 but I do not think it could be my Daniel. Maybe his father. Any help on this would be appreciated.
Bonnie Fincher Rodgers
136 Lakeloch DR
Lizella Ga 31052

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September 18, 1998 from (Roger)
Looking for information on the city Buchanan and John Buchanan it is named for. Can't seem to locate anything on the internet. Any help would be a great help. Thank you,

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September 15, 1998 from (Jeff)
In 1778 in Botetourt Co., VA a Stephen Redman purchased 100 Acres of Land near JAmes River from Joseph Dinnis. Looking for any decendants of the REDMANs of Botetourt Co., VA. Thought to have a son John Redman. Thanks,

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September 13, 1998 from ()
I have just added 54 pages of descendants of Adam Roder of Botetourt VA
. By Tradition Adam Rader was born in Germany and his parents died at sea. He and his sisters were indentured to pay for their passage. He ran away and became a saddle and harness maker. He served in the Revolution from 1775 to 1777. He sold his property in Woodstock, VA. and moved to Botetourt about 1802, where he spent the rest of his life. Their home was on old Baltimore Road near Brick Union Lutheran Church of which they were members. Adam Rader served in the Revolution as a member of Capt. Hugh Stephenson's Co. in 1775. Again enlisted in Capt Shepard's Co. in 1776 and was drafted into another Co. Jan 1st 1777.
Jim Rader,
2633 Gilbert Way
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-3513
(916) 366-6833

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September 13, 1998 from (Hazel Bonner)
Searching for the parents of Robert J. KYLE, b. March 25, 1751 in County Tyrone, Ireland, m. Sarah Runnels in Botetourt County on June 13, 1788, d. July 27, 1814 in Hawkins County, TN. Glad to share information.

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September 9, 1998 from (Bill Harper)
Zachariah LEE, Sr. b. 1765 in Albermarle Co. Va., m. in 1781 to Jean RIGHT in Rockingham Co. Va. lived in Botetourt Co. Va. until his death in 1838. Would like to have any info on his family and his ancestors. Thank you very much.

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September 9, 1998 from (Bill Harper)
Charles Gillespie is listed in 1830 census in Botetourt Co. Va. His wife was Mary ARMSTRONG. They had three daughters, Mary b. 1799, Peggy b. 1803 and Adline b. 1816. The 1850 census shows both Mary & Peggie living in the household of John B. LEE, who married Adline. Charles and Mary Armstrong GILLESPIE must have died prior to 1850. Any info on this family is needed. Thanks,

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September 8, 1998 from (Wallace L. McKeehan)
Seeking information on origin and relatives of Mary Elizabeth REITER/ RIDER who was wife of Peter Hartley. They were parents of Jane Hartley (b. 1779, Washington Co, MD) who married Jacob Seiler Jr. (1759-1826) in Botetourt Co, VA in 1793.

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September 6, 1998 from (Sandy)
I am hoping someone can tell me if they have any information on the following three marriage references. ANY help will be greatly appreciated.
Robert McElheney md. Nancy McKnight, bond 12 Aug 1794, bondsman John Allen, consent dated 9 Aug 1794 by George McKnight, father, witness William Logan & Thomas McKnight.
Samuel McEhenny was bondsman for the marriage bond of Samuel Wort and his daughter Margaret McEhenny's marriage 16 Sep 1814
Robert McElheny consented to the marriage of his daughter Elinor McElheny and Humphrey Smith 1 Jul 1785, witness John Murphy
Thank You in Advance. ... Sandy, in Fairbanks, Alaska

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September 6, 1998 from (Lou Jordy)
I am interested on any information on Cormach McCafferty, b. Abt 1730, Botetourt Co., VA, married Jane "Jinny" Green 1753 in Augusta, Va, daughter of Hugh Green and Agnus Reid. Their children were James b.1754, William b.1756, John b.Abt.1760, Thomas b.Abt.1762, Eleanor b.1764 and Hugh b.1770, all born in Botetourt Co., VA.
Lou Jordy
8072 Gracie Drive
Manassas, VA 20112

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September 3, 1998 from (Charles Austin)
I am interested in any information on James Montgomery, 1774, Botetourt Co, VA, married Elizabeth Lowry (1779) in Washington Co, VA 1797. James was possibly the orphan son of Samuel Montgomery who died before 1784, Elizabeth was possibly the daughter of David Lowry. James and Elizabeth lived and died in Rhea Co, TN from 1808 to 1840s.
Charles Austin
9322 Seasons Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37421-5322

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September 1, 1998 from (Lorna Marks)
Searching Botetourt County for anyone related to my grandmother, Virginia Leigh Woods (1882-1968), from Low Moor, Va. Her grandmother, Nancy Randolph, married John Leigh - they had one girl, Margaret. John Leigh died in the Confederate Army. Margaret Leigh (who later went by her step-father's name, Phifer) married James Henry Woods. Margaret Leigh (Phifer) Woods and James Henry Woods had three girls, Etta Jane, Emma M? (Mark?), Virginia Leigh, and one son James Roderick.

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