Botetourt Co QueryPage (November 1998)

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November 30, 1998 from jlnelson@mindspring.com (Jack L. Nelson)
GILL, VAN_METER -
Who were the parents of Captain Samuel GILL, born in Botetourt and married in 1779 to Ruth VAN_METER? He died in Garrard County, Kentucky. Thanks!

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November 24, 1998 from BSimp19525@aol.com (Betty Simpson)
FOSTER, KEEBLE, KEYSER, PORTER, SIMPSON -
I'm trying to sort out the Simpsons that settled in Bath Co. and Alleghany Co. and possibly Botetourt Co. John Simpson married Mary Porter in 1805 in Bath Co. Their children were Alexander W. b. abt. 1803 (may be a nephew), Rezin b. 1809, Preston, b. abt. 1811, Washington, b. abt 1816, Ann Eliza, b. abt 1815, Elizabeth, b. abt 1819. Alexander married Sarah H. Foster in 1831 in Alleghany Co., Rezin married Mary Jane Keyser abt 1833 prob. in Bath Co., Preston married Rachel Keeble 1833 in Alleghany Co., Washington married Martha (Patsy) A. Keyser 1838 in Alleghany Co. No record of Ann Eliza after John passed away in 1850. There was no will or probate packet. I have hit a brick wall trying to find John Simpson's parents. He was born in 1774 in Western Pennsylvania but seems to have relatives in the Bath, Alleghany, Botetourt and Greenbrier Counties. Any information you can offer would be much appreciated.

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November 22, 1998 from gstewart@ctaz.com ()
CAMPBELL, HAY, POWELL, WARE -
Patick Campbell of Botetourt Co.VA marr Ann Ware 3 Nov 1774 in Augusta Co VA. There is also a record of the same people but reads Patrick Campbell of Botetourt Co VA marr Ann Powell 3 Nov 1774 in Amherst Co VA. Ann Powell/Ware is the same person ... fact ... but who is Patrick Campbell and his family ... we know the Ware family ... something happened to Patrick and later Ann marr. David Hay ... anyone know the Campbell family Patrick belongs?

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November 21, 1998 from dhclark@tenet.edu (Kathy Clark)
GRIM -
Looking for siblings of James Grim. Father was William Grim of Botetourt Co. James went to Texas around 1853. Thanks, Kathy

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November 15, 1998 from BAGGER@prodigy.net (Virginia Irene Martin)
FINNEY, GRAVES, MARTIN, ROBIOU -
I am looking for information on William MARTIN who married Charlotte ROBIOU in Botetourt County. They had a son named James S. MARTIN born 1810 in Botetourt Co. who married Virginia V. FINNEY born 1831 in Botetourt Co. James and Virginia had several children of which Charles Louis MARTIN born 4/30/1865 in Botetourt Co is my grandfather. Charles married Lottie Irene GRAVES born 7/10/1872. I would appreciate any information on William MARTIN and Charlotte ROBIOU and information on Charles Louis MARTIN and Lottie Irene GRAVES from Buchanan, Botetourt County, VA

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November 13, 1998 from CAGFOREST@aol.com (Chuck Greene)
CRAFT, THOMAS -
I am searching for information on William T. CRAFT (born ca. 1821 in Boutetourt Co., VA) and his wife Mary (born ca. 1822). His son John Asher CRAFT (born ca. 1847 in Boutetourt Co. and died 9/23/1904 in Lynchburg, VA) is my wife's g-g-grandfather. Other children listed in their household on p.160 of the 1850 Boutetourt Co. census are Sarah E. (born ca. 1843), Mary A. (born ca. 1844), and Margaret (born ca. 1846). John Asher CRAFT moved to Campbell Co., VA where he married Sarah F. THOMAS on 12/26/1869. I would be happy to exchange data.

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November 10, 1998 from JRose10700@aol.com (Joan Rose)
KERR, McCLELLAN, SHARP -
Would like to get in touch with others researching Sharp- McClellan families in Botetourt County. Edward Sharp married Jane McClellan, daughter of William McClellan, sometime after 1750. Sharps also owned land in Washington County. After his death in 1770 she married a man named Kerr and moved with her three Sharp children - Anthony, John and Annis - to North Carolina and to Holston River community that became Tennessee. I am particularly interested in what happened to John and Annis, and to Jane's brothers, notably William, Jr.

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November 9, 1998 from MMitch7070@aol.com (Melanie Mitchell)
WOODS -
I am attempting to locate additional information on Andrew WOODS who, I am told, was Sheriff of Botetourt County, Va., under a commission granted October 18, 1777, signed by Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia. Specifically, I know that he had a son by the name of Archibald WOODS and I would like to find out the name of his son who fathered a child named Elijah WOODS, as well as the names of any other sons he may have had. Thanks for any information!

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November 8, 1998 from jfalkner@terraworld.net ()
FRANKEBERGER, FRANKENBERGER, HARSHBARGER -
Dr. Samuel Frankeberger appears in the Jordon twp, Warren Co., IN census in 1860 with his wife Rhoda Jane Smith (age 40) and their 9 children. His listed age is 46 and VA is listed as his birthplace. Other researchers claim he was from Botetourt county. Does anyone have census data for 1820 that places him there with his parents, Samuel and Elizabeth (Harshbarger) Frankeberger/ Frankenberger? I have detailed info on their descendants but can't seem to get past this stone wall. Thanks.

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November 8, 1998 from mmrite@misn.com (Marguerite)
BOWEN, MATHEWS, McILHANEY, SMITH -
Looking for info on descendants of William Bowen and Elizabeth Smith, married Botetourt Co, VA 1795. William was born 1866 Augusta Co, VA, son of John Bowen Jr. & Rachel Mathews; grandson of John Bowen Sr. & Lily McIlhaney. I have no info on Eliz. Smith, but believe she may have had a brother(?) named Daniel. Some researchers say William remained in VA, but I find some evidence that he may have been in Rutherford/ Lincoln Co, TN later. Would appreciate any information on the children of William & Elizabeth (Smith) Bowen. Thanks.

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November 8, 1998 from sherryahrens@worldnet.att.net ()
ROBERTS -
Seeking parents of John Roberts, born 18 December 1795 in Botetourt Co., possibly Brethren since John preached in Newton Twp. Muskingum Co., OH.

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November 8, 1998 from edjaekle@naples.net (Betty Jaekle)
CARPER -
Seeking any info on Nicholas CARPER, b in Maryland, in Botetourt Co by 1779, died in Botetourt in 1813, and his wife, Elizabeth.

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November 5, 1998 from GulfPro67@aol.com (Ken)
CUSTARD, CUSTER, JAMES -
Searching for information about Hiram JAMES b.1815 in Botetourt Co., Va. His father died when he was an infant and his mother remarried a CUSTER/ CUSTARD. Send any info. Thank you for your attention to this...

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November 5, 1998 from BROWN, KELLY -
pollyanab@hotmail.com (Pollyana King Brown)
James BROWN was born in Rockbridge County, VA, in 1785/86. Since Rockbridge County was formed from Botetourt County, I think it probably the family would have a presence in Botetourt (can't find them in Rockbridge!) He moved to Blount County, TN. I do not know his marriage date, place, or name of his 1st wife. James and 1st wife had the following sons (Surely they had other children besides the two boys between 1809 and 1825, but I have no data about that.): Edward, BlountCo, TN, 1809; James G., BlountCo, TN, 1815. James BROWN's 2nd marriage was by 1825 to Anna KELLY (birthplace suspected to be TN, but otherwise unknown). James died at Sand Mountain, DeKalbCo, AL in 1876 and Anna KELLY died there 2 years later in 1878. Anna KELLY and James BROWN had the following children born in the indicated places: Stephen Woodruff, McMinnCo, TN 1825; daughter, McMinnCo, TN 1828; Michael S., McMinnCo, TN 1833; William Erby, ObionCo, TN 1835*; daughter, b. somewhere 1837; Olive Ann, MurrayCo, GA 1839; Keziah H., MurrayCo, GA 1842; Sarah, DeKalbCo, AL 1845; and Serena D., DeKalbCo, AL 1850.
*This makes little sense to me, since it is out of the way from their "normal" area of residence, but was given to me by Michael's direct descendant.
I need help with parents of James BROWN and name of his 1st wife.

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November 4, 1998 from lpclay@cwv.net (Nancy Clay)
BELLAMY, DUDDING, PERSINGER -
I am looking for info on Joseph born @1778, William born 1784, Elizabeth born 1785, Polly born @1777and John DUDDING born @ 1772 in Botetourt co, VA John married 1-Sarah (BELLAMY) February 15, 1792 and 2-Rebeckah (Rebecca) PERSINGER November 12, 1804 in Botetourt Co. John, William and Elizabeth came to Kanawha Co. W(VA) Will be glad to share info with anyone working on these families. Thank you.

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November 2, 1998 from larisalynn@datarecall.net (Larisa L. Porter)
PORTER -
I have documentation stating that Mitchell & Penelope PORTER had children in Botetourt Co, VA. I was wondering if any of you have additional information that will fill in some missing pieces. Also, Mitchell enlisted here in the Revolutionary War.

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