Botetourt Co QueryPage (September 1999)

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September 20, 1999 from (Linda Athens)
Searching for parentage of my GGGGfather Abraham Ellis. Info I have: Four brothers, Abraham, Peter, John and William Ellis came with parents from VA to Hawkins County, TN and on to MO for Abraham and Peter. Peter was born April 1, 1778 in Botetourt County. Abraham was also born around that time in Botetourt County. No info on John and William. Family were apparently Virginians, parents possibly came to VA from England via Fauquier County. There is a possibility they lived near the Samuel and Sarah Rhodes family in Botetourt County as both families ended up in Hawkins Co., TN at the same time and the families appear to be together for a number of years, buying and selling land to each other, moving to the same areas, etc.; also intermarrying. Abraham Ellis was in the War of 1812 for a time. Any info greatly appreciated. Seem to have hit a brick wall. Thank you.

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September 19, 1999 from (Alton D. Carpenter)
I Know that my ancestor was Benjamin Carpenter ( 1750), who left Amherst Co., Virginia and went to Tennessee. He had a son named Hensley who was my grandfathers great grandfather. I am trying to find evidence that the Benjamin Carpenter in my line was a son of Joseph Carpenter who died in Botetourt Co. around 1780. Thanks! Alton

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September 19, 1999 from (Kathie Trent Kingery)
Searching for info on John M. SHILLING cir. 1770-1780 His son Jacob Shilling is shown in 1790 Taxable Property Formerly Upper District Boutetourt now Lower District of Montgomery Co May 27, 1790 Fork River and Bent Mountain Little River Any info on the SHILLING family of Botetourt/ Montgomery/ Franklin would be appreciated. Thanks, Kathie Trent Kingery, Chesterfield Co VA

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September 17, 1999 from ()
I am looking for information on the ancestors of James Armstrong GILKISON. He was born in the town of Burton in Botetourt, County Virginia in 1753. I am also looking to find the town of Burton in Botetourt County Virginia since maps I have researched don't show it. I would also like to know if James Armstrong GILKISON fought in the Revolutionary War. I will share any information.

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September 16, 1999 from (Vicki Hutchison)
Looking for any information on Mary LOYD/ LLOYD who married John STORM in the early 1780s, supposedly in Botetourt Co, VA. Her children were: Elizabeth, James, John, Barbara and David Loyd STORM. She died abt 1797/1798 in Carter Co, TN.

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September 14, 1999 from ()
Looking for information on the Isaac BURKHOLDER family of Botetourt Co. VA from 1775 to present. Other names include, BOOZE, WILLIAMS PENNINGTON, HALL, THOMAS and COX.

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September 10, 1999 from (Joe Griffith)
Seeking information on Methusulah Griffith who settled on Peter's Creek in Botetourt County around 1750. I believe he later moved to Greenbrier (later Monroe) County and perhaps his descendants lived in Monroe County. Any assistance in identifying his line is appreciated.

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September 9, 1999 from (John)
SCHUY (SHUEY), Peter -- Searching for the final resting place of Peter Schuy, who died circa 1804 shortly after purchasing farmland in Botetort County. Any info would be most appreciated.

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September 9, 1999 from (Patti Sellenrick)
I am looking for information on John Anderson Carney b. January 17, 1835 Botetourt County, Virginia d. October 03, 1899 Shelbyville, Missouri. He married Susan Virginia Miller, in Shelbyville? MO. Thank you

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September 8, 1999 from (Clare Magbee)
Roanoke Co, VA Looking for parents of David WORT/ WERT b. ca 1795, possibly Botetourt Co, VA d. bef. 1890 in Roanoke Co, VA m. 14 1827 to Matilda CUSTARD dau. of Joseph CUSTARD and Martha CLEAGE/ CLEGG

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September 8, 1999 from (Philip Caldwell)
My gg grandparents are Robert Caldwell and Ann Crawford who were married on or about 14 July 1828 in Botetourt County. I'm looking for their parents, John Caldwell and Francis ????, and Nimrod Crawford and wife. The Caldwells had 2 children that I know of, Mary and Robert, who were probably born in Bath County, VA.

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September 7, 1999 from (Nancy (Simmons) Burke)
Seeking the identity of the father of Ephraim SIMMONS of Botetourt Co., VA, Ephraim was the husband of Ruth(a) CALDWELL. Ephraim was born ca 1776, birthplace not known to me. Thank you so much for any information you can provide. Nancy (Simmons) Burke

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September 5, 1999 from BRENDANKC@AOL.COM (Kenneth Crawford)
Looking for information on Sarah CRAWFORD born in 1853 to Thomas and Mary CRAWFORD. She had two children: Nelson born in 1883 and Lissy in 1889. All this took place in Botetourt Co. VA.

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September 4, 1999 from (J Erickson)
Searching for parents/ancestors of George RONK, b abt 1809, in Roanoke Co. area of what was then Botetourt Co., VA, d bef 1886; m Sarah --, b abt 1818, VA. Their children: James M., b abt 1836, VA.; Jacob Davis, b 21 Jun 1838, Putnam Co. area of what was then Kanawha Co. (then VA but now WV), d 15 Mar 1932, McClelland, Pottawattamie Co., IA; m on 16 Feb 1860 in Putnam Co., Angeline Elizabeth HIX, b 10 Mar 1844, VA, d 30 Sep 1917, Oakland, Pottawattamie Co., IA.; Henry S., b abt 1840, VA.; Andrew J., b 24 Aug 1842, VA, d 12 May 1914, Corning, Adams Co., IA; m on 10 Mar 1864, prob in IL, Rachel E. Briley, b 3 Jul 1843, d 27 Dec 1888, IA.; Samuel T., b abt 1844, VA.; John G., b abt 1846, VA.; and Robert C., b abt 1848, VA. In 1850 census, George is in Greenbrier Co. with his family. I know much of the descendancy of Jacob Davis and Andrew J., and would be happy to share this information. I am interested in the descendancies of the other children, but mainly in the parentage of Angeline HIX (is her father George HIX, of Kanawha/Fayette Co.?), and most especially of George RONK. It is my understanding that the RONKs of Botetourt should all be desc from George RANCK, b 1736, Lancaster Co., PA, d Mar 1812, Botetourt Co, m 1763 in Lancaster Co., Barbara --, b abt 1742, d 1 May 1815, Botetourt Co., who brought their six children to Botetourt Co. from Lancaster Co. probably around 1795? The children all seem to have m in Botetourt Co. and had children, and are mainly well researched, except John George RANCK/RONK, b 4 Nov 1774, d abt 1812. Does anyone recognize my George, or know more about John George, or know where Ronk/Rancks worshipped in the area, and whether there might be records I could find on such a church? Perhaps an area newspaper that might go back to the 1830s and earlier, hopefully to when George was born, around 1809? There are no birth cert this old and I don't know where or when George RONK died, so I can't try for a death cert. Very stumped on this one. Any help at all will be most welcome. Thanks in advance, James.

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September 4, 1999 from (Shirley Preston Scarborough)
Do you know where I could obtain info on parents of George Preston who married Jean Looney in Botetourt Co. in June 1787? Jean's parents were Joseph Looney & Jean Bowen. The Prestons moved to TN around 1796. They had 8 children. George is my g-g-g-g-grandfather. Abram Bogart was the adjoining neighbor and may have traveled to TN with them. Also a James Preston was here at the same time and history of Roane Co., TN suggests they were brothers. Any ideas from you would be appreciated.

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September 1, 1999 from (Judy Garst Schramm)
I am looking for the parents of Thomas Garst/ Gharst, who was born in Botetourt Co., VA 15 Jun 1815, married Elizabeth Brubaker 11 Nov 1841 or 1842 in Roanoke Co., VA, moved from there to Wabash Co., IN in 1848 or 1850, and died in Wabash Co., IN Feb 1889. Thanks,

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