Botetourt Co QueryPage (October 1997)

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October 30, 1997 from (Gilda)
I have been told that there was a Richard BECKETT that lived in Botetourt County. He was to also have a son by the name of Richard BECKETT. The younger BECKETT may have been born about 1795. He was the youngest of a number of children. Do you have any information on this family - I am especially trying to figure out the middle name of the youger Richard. Thank you,

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October 25, 1997 from (Sharon Sustar)
Gasper FAUGHT b. @1725 Germany (son of John Paul & Maria Catherina VOGT) md Elizabeth WILKISS @1754 in Augusta Co., VA. Need to confirm his issue: (1) John FAUGHT b. @1773 Augusta Co., VA who md 10 Apr 1794 Botetourt Co., VA Jane STULL (dau of Frederick STULL & Catherine RITTER/RIETTER). John FAUGHT had issue: Elizabeth FOUGHT b. 1795 md 1809 Botetourt John A. BISHOP. (2) George FAUGHT b. @1771 Augusta md 22 Sep 1789 Botetourt to Mary PERSINGER.

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October 25, 1997 from (Eva Raxter Stewart)
Searching for information on Martha HILL b. 1768, VA. On Sep 1, 1789, Fincastle, Botentourt, VA wed Edward NORTON b. Sep 1, 1768 VA d.Sep 11, 1837 in Pickens Co., SC. They are my gggg Grandparents. Have a lot of information on NORTONs but nothing on Martha. Appreciate any information. Will share any infomation I have.

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October 24, 1997 from (Parke C. Bogle)
I need to find the parents of my great-great-great grandmother, Margaret ANDERSON. Family records say she was born in Botetourt County, in 1794 and died in 1879 in Pulaski County, Va. She married, in 1811, William HOGE, son of James and Elizabeth HOWE HOGE. Family records say that Margaret ANDERSON HOGE was a cousin of General Joseph R. ANDERSON, Judge ANDERSON of Virginia Court of Appeals and of General William A. ANDERSON. I will appreciate any help any one can give me.
Parke C. Bogle
1117 High Street
Pulaski, VA. 24301

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October 24, 1997 from ()
Looking for any info on my ancestor Philip H. ANDERSON b. 1816? Botetourt Co. - parents were John and Catherine. Any help would be appreciated.

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October 21, 1997 from ()
1850 Census Botetourt Co - James PARKER 59, Vina 45, Richard 16, Hezekiah 14, Charlotte 12, John 10. Are these their children? grandchildren?? Nephews, niece?? This couple md Bedford Co Oct 23 1809. Known children are Zachariah who md Sally SAUNDERS Bedford Co 1836 and moved to Kanawha Co VA now WV by the 185O Census; James who md Jane T CROUCH 1848 Bedford Co; Frances who md Willarm D CROUCH Bedford Co 1850. Jane and William CROUCH were children of William I CROUCH. Marriage recorded in Bedford Co 1855 for John J PARKER md Mary CROUCH dau of William CROUCH Was this also son of James & Vina PARKER??? Is this John J PARKER & John Jeremiah Melton PARKER who married in Calhoun Co WV and Roane Co WV the same person.? What happened to first wife Mary CROUCH PARKER? Children of John Jeremiah Melton PARKER & Mary CROUCH PARKER??

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October 19, 1997 from (Ray Parker)
Looking for information on James and Viney (FOWLER) PARKER and Aaron B. PARKER (1814) and Camilla (THOMAS) PARKER (1814) married 1838 in Bedford Co., VA. They were in the 1850 Botetourt census.

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October 18, 1997 from (Debbie J.)
I am trying to find descendants of George and Mary(Polly) BOWER(S). In the 1850 Census of Botetourt Co. the following children was listed: Mary S. --21; Philip--18; David--16; Sarah--14; Barbara J.--11; William L.--7. I am descendant of William L.; contact me if related to any of the above.

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October 14, 1997 from ()
I am searching for information on the family of Henry SHRADER and Edith DAY. Henry SHRADER b.(1816) in Tazewell Co. may be the son of Henry SHRADER That lived in Tazewell, Wythe and Boteourt Counties. Any info would be appreciated. Edith DAY is the daughter of Daniel DAY and Christina MILAM of Tazewell Co. Any info on the DAY and MILAM families would be very helpful...Thanks

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October 13, 1997 from (Barbara Ward)
Need any information on Joseph William FOX and possible connection to George T. FOX. Need parents of Joseph William FOX b. 1832 Fincastle, Botetourt Co., VA. Joseph was a cobbler by trade and as a married man lived in Limestone, Washington Co., TN. He was an older man when he moved to Washington Co., TN. At the age of 46 he married in Washington Co. TN, 02 August 1876 to Malissa Adeline McCRACKEN. He died 06 April 1905 in Washington Co., TN. 1890 Civil War Veterans Census $ Tennessee by Sistler shows a "Fox, Joseph., WA-276-1; Pv M Co. 8th MO Inf; July 63 to 65; Limestone PO; discharge misplaced." The only leads I have are the following: Family oral history remembers Joseph as being born Fincastle, area in Botetourt Co., VA along the James River. Late 1880's pictures in family bible of Hiram and Maggie Smith. Also, late 1880-1900 newspaper clipping of an advertisement with the picture of "Geo. T. Fox, Manufacturer, Pulaski, VA, 7 Herb Tonic, The Great Blood Purifier." Any help with the above family would be appreciated. Barbara Ward fax: 601-584-7953

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October 11, 1997 from (Karen Miles Mitchum)
I am seeking information on ancestors/descendants of Charles Edward BURGER, born in Botetourt County, (Eagle Rock) in 1870. He was the son of Joel and Rebecca (CLARK) BURGER, of Botetourt and Rockbridge Counties. Charles married Nettie (CHRISTIE) BARGER, widow of Lewis BARGER in 1899 and moved to Craig County. He owned a blacksmith shop in New Castle until his death in 1926. Any assistance would be very much appreciated.

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October 11, 1997 from (D. Hugh Puckett)
Am searching for the children of Francis KEARBY (CEARBY, KERBY, KIRBY) and wife Mary HAWKINS. He was b. ca 1710 place unknown. Date & place of Marriage not known. Son Hawkins KEARBY was in Rockbridge Co. 1770-1780. Would like to know siblings, origin of Francis and Mary (HAWKINS) KEARBY. Did Francis and Mary move to Wilkes Co., NC? Any help appreciated.

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October 11, 1997 from (Debie Cox)
RAINS/ GOULDEN -Culpeper County, VA - John RAINS was born 1753 in Culpeper County, VA, son of John RAINS and Barbara GOULDEN/GOLDEN. Married Christianna GOWEN. Had brothers, Richard RAINS and Meredith RAINS. Resided in Botetourt and Montgomery Counties, VA 1770's. Moved to Davidson County, TN in 1779.

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October 11, 1997 from (Lynn W. Melberg)
DAVIS, John, Nathaniel, Samuel - three brothers. (1) John DAVIS (Cpt/Rev) (1743/Rockbridge Co, VA-1810/Washington Co., VA) m. in 1766/Rockbridge Co., VA to Mary ALLISON (1742/3- 1784/Washington, Co., VA). Their children: Nancy, Sarah, Hannah, Nathaniel, Mary, Isabella, Robert, James. Intermarried with: SMITH, SNODDY, GRAY, MOFFETT, & MCMILLAN. After the death of Mary ALLISON, John DAVIS was m. in 1786/Washington Co., VA to Mary ?, widow of James CORREY/ CURRY. Their children: John B. and Elizabeth. Intermarried with: SHETTERS/SHUTTERS & WILLOUGHBY. (2) Nathaniel DAVIS (Pvt./Rev) b. 1753/Augusta Co., VA. Living in 1833 in Caldwell Co., KY. Had lived in Washington Co., VA and Sullivan Co., TN. Served under his brother, John DAVIS. (3) Samuel King DAVIS (Pvt./Rev) (1755/Augusta Co., VA - 1842/Madison Co., AL) m. to Jane/ Ginny ALLISON (c. 1751-1839/Madison Co., AL). Their children: Nathaniel, Hannah, Robert Bell, John B., Mary Jane, Samuel A., William C., & James N. Intermarried with KELSO, HANNAH, CRESSWELL, HEWLETT, CAMPBELL, WALKER, JONES, MCDANIEL, & WILLIAMS. This family migrated to Maryville, TN in the 1790's and to MS. TERR./Madison Co., AL in the early 1800's. Happy to share.

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October 11, 1997 from (Jane Baker-Hardin)
Looking for land purchase information for father & son: Adam SEEKS/ SIX/ ZICK & wife, Catharina, bought land in Wythe Co., Montgomery Co., Botetout Co. or defunct Fincastle Co. between 1772 & 1795. George SEEKS & wife Susanna, bought land in Wythe Co., I believe around 1805. I'd gladly pay for copies & postage. Or please let me know where I can get this info reasonably priced through the mail. Thanks for any help.

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October 8, 1997 from ()
Lewis WILLIAMS and Mary (Polly) BAILEY. Lived in Botetourt County in 1850 near Natural Bridge in a town called Springfield. Know children: Eliza Jane who married John COFLIN; Minervia Ann who married John RICHARDSON, Phebe Matilda who married Benjamin RICE. Seeking additional children.

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October 8, 1997 from ()
Researching a Thomas ROBERTSON or ROBINSON b in Botetourt Co in 1784 m Susannah BROOKS on 02JAN1810 daughter of William BROOKS . She was b 23APR1792. They have 10 children born in Fincastle area of Botetourt Co. William b 04JAN1811; Leticia b 22OCT1812; Robert b 19MAY 1817; Sarah Jane b 15JUL1815; John b 02MAY1819; Thomas b 22JUL1821; Mary Jane b 11OCT1823 Henry b 02JUN1826;Joseph b 14MAY1828; and Samuel b 31JUL1830. Leticia ROBERTSON or ROBINSON m Benjamin DAVIS 11JAN1830 in Fincastle. They then move to Darke Co. Ohio in 1831. Thomas is veteran of War of 1812.

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October 4, 1997 from (Jill Rayburn Cox)
I am looking for information on John Houston RAYBURN b. 7/24/1847. John married Mary Elizabeth CHRIST in 1868 Craigs Creek, VA. He died 12/18/1922 in Botetourt Co., VA. where I suspect they raised their children. Does anyone have information on the RAYBURN family? Thank you,

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October 1, 1997 from (Linda Tucker)
I am looking for information on Hugh CALDWELL he is my 6th great grandfather. he married Rutha HOLISTENE around 1819. His family is listed in Montgomery Co. and Botetourt Co. I need his parents information.

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October 1, 1997 from (Linda Tucker)
I am looking for information on James WEIR he married Elizabeth POAGE. he is my 7th great grandfather he was married 1810 in Boutetourt Co. I need information on his father and mother.

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October 1, 1997 from (Linda Tucker)
I am looking for information on Nancy CARR who is my 3rd great grandmother she was the mother of Samuel CARR it says she married Buchannan BILL or BELL but kept her maiden name and passed it on to her Children? Her name is in the Botetourt Co. Census but also Giles Co. Her marriage is in Giles 1827.

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October 1, 1997 from (Linda Stufflebean)
Would like to share info on various Miller families of Botetourt Co. 1785-1815. Am particularly interested in the several Jacobs, Martin, Peter, David, and Frederick. Would like to sort out families and identify origins and later emigration points.

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