Botetourt Co QueryPage (November 1997)

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November 30, 1997 from tweddy@onr.com (Ella Sheffield)
COFFMAN, WYSONG -
Need first marriage for Fayette "Feidt" WYSONG. He was b 1754 York Co PA d 1837 Botetourt Co VA. I believe he had 9 children by his first wife including mine, Elizabeth WYSONG, and 3 by his second wife Susannah COFFMAN of Botetourt Co VA.

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November 30, 1997 from tweddy@onr.com (Ella Sheffield)
FLESHHART, WYSONG -
Need parents of Francis FLESHHART m Elizabeth WYSONG in Botetourt Co on 6 Jan 1794? Francis was b ca 1769 d ca 1809 Knox Co TN. This is all the information I can find on Francis FLESHHART.

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November 30, 1997 from collingb@bellsouth.net (Gail Collins)
DUNCAN -
Am researching Maj. Benjamin DUNCAN, served with Andrew Jackson, setteled in Shelby Co. Raleigh, TN. born in western Va. in Botetourt(?) Co. according to family Bible. 7/4/1785, father Jeremiah DUNCAN from Scotland. Jeremiah came to western Va. in 1740's. Thanks,

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November 27, 1997 from pat@internetpro.net (Pat Hammond)
HAMMOND -
If anyone has info. on Martin Luther HAMMOND that was born in 1835 in Botetourt, VA. Please e-mail me

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November 27, 1997 from SEDECO@aol.com (Clay Montgomery)
MONTGOMERY, MOSS -
My grandfather was Clayton MONTGOMERY worked on C&O railroad. I believe he was raised in Clifton Forge where he married my grandmother Dasiey MOSS. He was born in 1899.

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November 25, 1997 from scheney@magiclink.com (Sharon Cheney )
CATHEY, JACK, KINDER, McFARLAND, WEBB -
Looking for information on the McFARLAND family that lived in area about 1769 to 1778. John McFARLAND and wife Mary KINDER had 11 children. Child #5 George was born 7 Dec 1779 in Botetourt Co. and married Sally JACK 6 Jan 1793 in Jefferson Co. TN. Child # 6 Jacob born 21 Feb 1772 in Fincastle Co. Married Nancy CATHEY Jan 1795, Where?. This was his second wife. Child #7 James born 20 Dec 1773 in Fincastle Co. Married France WEBB 9 Apr 1793, Where?. Who were France's parents. I have children and several generation of family. Will share what I have. Several of the large family went to Missouri and Texas. My family moved to Washington and Oregon. Will share

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November 23, 1997 from jhjohns@lowcountry.com (Debbie J.)
BOWER, BOWERS, GORDON -
I am looking for information on Jacob G. GORDON of Botetourt County, Va. He was born about 1832. He married Mary S. BOWER(S) on Jan. 03, 1856 in Botetourt County, Va. Where did this family go after marriage? Did they stay in Botetourt County? Please help me.

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November 22, 1997 from ldawson@marshall.edu (L Herbert Dawson )
ABBOTT, FARLEY, McMULLEN, McMULLIN -
Trying to find parents of John ABBOTT (ca1782-ca1830) married Esther FARLEY d/o Matthew & Esther McMULLEN FARLEY in Monroe Co. 23 Dec. 1808. Esther McMULLEN FARLEY was the d/o Edward McMULLIN whose will was probated in Botetourt in June 1788. Thanks!

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November 21, 1997 from JohnLaird9@aol.com ()
CRILL, FRANTZ, GRILL -
William CRILL and Catherine FRANTZ were married ca 1817 in this County. There were also references to this couple, and others, as Grill. I am researching this family and would like to exchange information with anyone working on CRILL or GRILL in this County during this era.

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November 20, 1997 from royalgal@vt.edu (Mary)
BISHOP, DOOLEY -
I am seeking information/parents of Joseph DOOLEY (b. 1810 d. 1850-60 Botetourt Co.). He married Mary (Polly) BISHOP, daug. of John, in 1829 in Botetourt Co. I do not know if Joseph (or Joel) was born in Bedford or Botetourt. Their childen include: John, Lewis, James A., Jacob, Edward, Marshall, Ann E., Ellen E., and Henry. Any information on Joseph's possible parents would be much appreciated. Thanks,

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November 20, 1997 from royalgal@vt.edu (Mary)
REED, TROUT -
I am seeking information on Andrew C. TROUT (b. 1780-1790 Augusta Co.? and d. 1845-1850 Botetourt Co.). Andrew married Sarah REED, daug. of Michael, in 1821 in Rockbridge Co. Andrew and Sarah moved to Botetourt Co. by 1830. Their children include: Andrew Jr. (also sometimes called Anderson), Sarah, James M., John A., George, Catherine, and Lucinda. If anyone has info. on Andrew's parents or anything else, I would love to know. Thanks,

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November 18, 1997 from lead@indy.net ()
FLORIAN, GROSS, TAYLOR -
Seeking information on Frederick TAYLOR married Megga FLORIAN 20 Dec 1797 Botetourt Co VA. I know of one daughter Sarah TAYLOR married Martin GROSS in Ohio. Frederick died 6 Dec 1858 Madison Co Indiana. What happened to Megga? Any information on Frederick and Megga's family appreciated. Will exchange information

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November 18, 1997 from lead@indy.net ()
GROSS, HYPES, TAYLOR -
Seeking information on Jacob GROSS lived Botetourt Co. Va. married Mary HYPES Botetourt Co Va Dec 3, 1794. I know of one son: Martin GROSS married Sarah TAYLOR in Ohio. Any information on this family will be appreciated.

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November 17, 1997 from ericnewsom@writeme.com (Eric Newsom)
CARTMILL, HARRISON, PERRY -
Looking for info on Henry CARTMILL of Botetourt Co., 1750s onward. Was it his daughter or granddaughter Miriam CARTMILL who m. Solomon PEERY in Cabell Co., VA/WVA in 1818? Were the CARTMILLs and/or PEERYs of Botetourt Co. linked to John, Jeremiah, Thomas HARRISON of Botetourt and Tazewell Cos.?

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November 17, 1997 from clydel@techline.com (Clyde Lavinder)
BLACKWELL, EDMONDS, LAVINDER -
I am looking for information on Jacob LAVINDER and Judith EDMONDS who were married in Botetourt Co. on the 21 day of December 1864. I would like to know who Judith EDMONDS' father and mother where and if she had any brothers and sisters. I have been told that she was married at Joseph BLACKWELL home in Faquier Co. Va. and that Joseph Blackwell's wife was her aunt. Any information would be appriciated
Clyde Lavinder
Box 707
South Bend, Wash. 98586

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November 13, 1997 from RAS1948@aol.com (Roger)
BOWEN, BUCHANAN, SMITH -
Looking for information on a George SMITH that was raised by Col. BUCHANAN around the Fincastle area. George's dad might of been John SMITH. We have reports that parents died and BUCHANAN took in the young George. George later married a Rebecca BOWEN also from this area. I believe John is listed in Seed Bed Of The Republic. Please give help as I'm in California and can't find that book. Thanks,

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November 10, 1997 from relatives@home.com (Katrina)
EDMONSON, MONTGOMERY, PRESTON, ROBINSON, VAN_LEAR -
Searching for ancestors and kin of John ROBINSON, brother to Col.'s David and William ROBINSON, and sisters: Mrs. John EDMONSON, Mrs. Francis PRESTON, and Mrs. James MONTGOMERY. He also was cousin to James who had the son, John ROBINSON killed 1756 at Vause's Fort. This John ROBINSON was married to Gertrude (Gartry) VAN LEAR, daughter of Jacob and Margaret. Kegley's book is a good start, but need more help in sorting these people and relationships, ancestors and descendants out. All help is appreciated and will share what I have.

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