John David Grubb, Jr. Mon, 30 Dec 1996 21:29:44
I am searching for information on the parents, brothers & sisters of MICHAEL H. GOODMAN (b.12 Apr 1858 d.03 Aug 1918). MICHAEL H. GOODMAN married Ellen Grubb (b.08 Feb 1862 d.28 Aug 1910) on 27 Sept 1884 in Alleghany County, N.C. (where they remained) & they had the following children: John Goodman (b.29 Nov 1886), Maude V. Goodman (b.13 Aug 1888), & Oscar Goodman (b.29 July 1904). MICHAEL H.GOODMAN'S father name was believed to be Robert Goodman, who married possibly Margaret? Information obtained from MICHAEL H. GOODMAN'S marriage license indicates that he was from Smyth County, Virginia. All help appreciated.......David Grubb

Rodd Hall Thu Dec 26 13:21:33 1996
Searching for George Washington Musser (b. abt 1841), father of Eugene Musser (1865-1941), who ran "Musser's Mill" in Smyth County in the late 1800s. Moved to Smyth County (Atkins) from Kentucky - was married to Martha Jane Anderson prior to 1865 - marriage was in Kentucky. Eugene Musser ran "Musser's Mill" in Wythe County and was married to Rosa Belle Love (1867-1958.

Steve Parks Mon Dec 16 15:58:56 1996
Subjects: BROWN * PARKS
I'm looking for any information about Browns or Parks in Smyth County(Sugar Grove area) going back to the early 1900's. My paternal grandparents, William Eli Parks(b. 11-13-1913) and Ethel Brown(b. circa 1913-1915) were both born in the Sugar Grove area. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Donna Buchanan Sun Dec 15 06:53:39 1996
BUCHANAN, Capt. John b. abt 1730 d. 1781 due to wounds from Battle of Guilford courthouse. Buried Locust Cove. Looking for any records both courthouse and or church burial records, etc. Family migrated to Ky.All info before Ky. is family history. Now I'm trying to document. m. cousin Martha (BUCHANAN?). Children b. in Va are: Archibald b.1776(our line) m. Polly(Patsy?)Matney(Mattonley?) Alexander, James, John,George,Patrick Campbell. Archibald's children b. Va. Any info appreciated and enjoy sharing what I may have. Donna and Don Buchanan, Tampa, FL

Lee Dearmin Mon Dec 9 07:14:36 1996
Looking for information on Samuel BUCHANAN who came from Chester Co. PA in late 1700's to Washington Co. VA and died in 1802. Lived in Holston River area. Had son named Isaac. Married to Violet Porter. I have a lot of info on this family and am willing to share.

Leigh Gunn Wed Dec 4 20:37:16 1996
I am trying to trace my mom's roots. Here are my surnames and I would like to ask for anyone who is able to help me in my search to email me. My names are, from oldest reference (great- great-parents)to my generation: Harvey Williams married to Christina ?, my great-grand parents: John Williams and Susie Jonas Williams; Nathaniel Williams and Rebecca Jane Jones Williams; grand-parents: James Wesley Williams to Nannie Christina Williams Williams (they were evidently cousins); my mom is: Mary Rebecca Williams Gunn. I am Leigh Gunn. I am trying to find out more about Rebecca Jane Jones and what we believe to be a Cherokee Indian connection. We are unsure which of the grandmothers was the Cherokee or had the Cherokee blood and are trying to tie all this in. I would also like to know if anyone can lead me further back than Harvey and Christina. All lived in Smyth County, Virginia and some of my aunts are still there. We do believe our Williams ancestors may have lived in Tennessee before Virginia. Thanks!

Hallie P. Garner 01-Dec-96

I just thought I'd let you know about me via Email because I am not on the Web. I am a descendant of Zachariah Blankenbeckler...am interested in any and all Blankenbeckler connections, in case anyone ever asks. My Aaron married Betsy Williams, d/o of Richard Williams and Kezziah Cole. His son William married Emeline DeBord, and they went to Hawkins Co. TN where the line continues after 1850. I have a large database of Blankenbecklers, including female lines if you want to give my address to anyone.

Gary D Lewis 26 Nov, 1996
Subject: DeBOARD, Simpson
DAVIS, Nancy
Simpson DeBord married Nancy Davis in Floyd Co KY abt 1840. He and Nancy are buried at Cannel City, Morgan Co, KY. Simpson was born abt 1822. Please help me find his connection to the Smyth Co DeBoard/Debord's. I have info on their descendants. Thanks, Gary D Lewis, 302 E Second St, Morehead, KY 40351 PH: 606-784-6341

Rose PETERSON Fri Nov 15 03:11:10 1996
Subject: BELTON, Thomas Jefferson
MOORE, Sarah
Thomas Jefferson BELTON and his wife Sarah are listed in the 1860 and 1870 Tazewell Co., VA Census. They were married in Smyth Co., VA 14 April 1845. Where were they living in 1850? I could not find them in either Smyth or Tazewell Counties census. Thanks.

Monique Timmons 19 November 1996
Chesley Harrision ASHLIN born: Feb,22,1793 Louisa Co VA, married Phobe Byrd JAMES on Dec.30,1822. I think it was Wythe Co VA. He died June 10,1876, he is buried Smyth Co VA, I believe there is a Ashlin Cem. there. They had 7 children: Lucy Ann married John GROSECLOSE; Frances married Andrew KINCANNON; Columbus Perry ASHLIN married Mary Ann JAMES; Cathrine M married Robert WILLIAMS Sr; Clementine ASHLIN; German ASHLIN; Hartwell ASHLIN married Elizabeth DUTTON. All the children were born, married and died in Smyth Co VA. Another story I would like to verify is that German ASHLIN saved two women in the burning of the Richmond Theatre. Any help you can give me would be great. P.S My understanding was that Chesley owned a lot of land but nobody knows how he got it, and I really need his parents name bad. Thank You, Monique Timmons

D&D Buchanan 25 Nov 1996
Researching the BUCHANAN Family in Smyth Co. Va. Alexander M. b.1836 in Smyth Co Va m. Columbia Ellen CLAIR 04 Feb 1862. Four of his children b. in Va. James Thomas 1864, Mary Ann 1866, William Lee 1868, and Hannah Laurania 1870 the younger were all b. in Ky. Alexander's parents were William BUCHANAN b. 1807 Va. and Lurena BUTLER b. 1844 Smyth Co Va., His father Archiball b. Va and Patsy MATNEY (Polly MATTONLEY?). Capt. John BUCHANAN was to have been Archiball's father. Wounded at the battle of Guilford Courthouse and buried at Locust Cove. If anyone looks familiar to your own research and would like to correspond, we would enjoy.

Sue Adolph 25 Nov 1996

BROWN, Susan T. Married Robt GOOLSBY, 8/22/1848, died Feb 19, 1862. Parent John & France BROWN. Susan was sole beneficiary in John BROWN's willinheriting Lyons Gap Farm, 6 miles from Saltville, VA. Am trying to trace this John BROWN & wife France. Any help given will be greatly appreciated. Have access to Smyth County History & Traditions, pub 1932, & will do lookups.

M. Marguerite Mathews 5 Nov 1996
Looking for info on: Martha Elizabeth ATWELL, b. 19 Jan 1863 Smyth Co, VA, m. 22 Mar 1878 to James A. MAT(T)HEWS b. 25 May 1853, Wales, UK

William T. McNutt 16 Oct 1996
I am looking for the anccestors of William MOORE who married Rhoda CAUTCHES or CUTCHER on 13 Dec 1832 by R.M. Strickland at the North Fork Christian Church. They moved to Scott County, Virginia near Mendota and reared a large family. Also, thier son John Wesley Moore married Elizabeth DeBOARD. Elizabeth's father was Silas DeBOARD and she had a brother named William. Any help with these lines would be appreciated.

Frank McCraw Jr 12 Oct 1996
Seeking information on Frank A. PARKER (1841-1894) and his wife Virginia WILEY (Abt 1850-?) of Washington County VA or near there. Virginia was a decendent of Dr. Ephraim WILEY, Pres of Emory and Henry College. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Donna Dixon
I am resarching in Southwest Virginia, Smyth Co. Va. also Wythe Co. Looking for infomation on Goerge ALLEN wife Sarah "THOMAS" ALLEN. They were married Feb. 26 1818 in Smyth Co. Va. George was gone from the household before the 1840 census, leaving Sarah "Sally" with 5 children: Male child: (B) between 1820-1825; Josiah ALLEN (B)1826; Female child: (B) 1819 ; Mary ALLEN: (B) 1822-24; Ann ALLEN (B) between 1825-1830; Above list all known children born to George and Sally. Sally died Jul. 10 1849 in Smyth Co. Va. I am trying to confirm the parents of my Mary ALLEN who married George Washington CULLOP in 1843. Please send any help.

L.Snively 28 SEPT 1996
I am seeking info. on Nelson GREEN, born 1808 in VA. He married Elizabeth HENSHEW in 1827 near Burkes Garden. She was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth HENSHEW.

Chester W. Seifers 25 Sept 1996
I am looking for information on my great grandfather Gideon SCIFERS / SEIFERS / CYPHERS / SCYPHERS. He married Mary Jane GOBBLE in 1841 in Washington County, Va. I would particulary like the to know the names of his parents and siblings. There was a second marriage by my great grandmother Mary Jane GOBBLE to Helms/Hellums MOSS in 1877.

Chuck Roberts 16 Sept 1996

Looking for info on John ROBERTS and his children. I think he lived in Grayson Co, VA for a while. He had a wife named Elizabeth STONE. They had at least one child, Micajah Stone ROBERTS. Micajah married Olive VAUGHN, then Elzira BREWER. Micajah born 1821 in Grayson Co. Any info about John's children is much appreciated. I am also looking for dates for John (birth and death) and places (birth and death) and the same for his spouse. See my ROBERTS homepage at http://wybbs.wynalda.com/~croberts/gene/gene.html

Kristina Krause 15 Sept 1996

Need help on my WASSUM research...James Henry WASSUM was born 04 May 1855 in Marion, Smyth Co., VA to David WASSUM (b. abt 1823 in Marion, Smyth, VA) and Susan NAFF or NEFF (b. abt 1827 in VA). Need date of marriage for David and Susan as well as dates of their death. Need to know who Susan's parents were. I know David's parents were Jacob WASSUM and Mary GOODMAN. Upon review of 1850 census, GOODMAN was a prevalent name. Does anyone know, too, who Mary's parents were? Thanks!

Kristina Krause 15 Sept 1996
Subject: BOX, EARL

Frances Rebecca BOX was b 29 Sep 1856 in Marion, Smyth, VA to John F. BOX (b. abt 1826 in VA) and Elizabeth V "Jane" EARL (b. abt 1830 in VA). Does anyone know any specifics about John BOX and Elizabeth EARL, i.e. exact DOB an date of death, date of marriage, parentage, etc? Thanks.

Don Timmerberg
Subject: BURKE

John W. BURKE, was a physician in Smyth Co in 1870 (per census record). I would like to know if doctors were licensed (or whatever) by the county at that time and how I might receive info of whatever kind of record is available.

Brady Eanes 1 Sept 1996
Subject: EANES

Seeking info from anyone who knew, knew of, or heard of the family of James and Molly KIRBY EANES, especially their son, Joe.

Laura Lovlace Larkin

Looking for Ellen Virginia DAVIS b. 1845 in Crockett VA d. Seven Mile Ford Va married 1867 in Dylla Co. VA. married William A. NEWSOME b. 1839 Carter Co TN d. 1930 Seven Mile Ford lived in Smyth Co. Can any one help me place this DAVIS female. Thanks for any help.

Bettye Heinrich

Do you have any data on John GRIFFITTS, Sr of Wythe Co. (now Smyth Co.) who died there abt 1823 ...yr his will was proved. I am trying to learn the name of his wife who was deceased by the time he wrote his will. It has been said she was a Jane HERRON / HERRING.

George Evan Killinger

I'm a many generation KILLINGER which settled into Smyth County during the mid 1700's (?) . My father, George Glen KILLINGER, who passed away in 1993, had an excellent memory of the KILLINGER's settlement into SW Virginia and kept excellent records. Any records, stories, or facts of the KILLINGER's of Smyth County would be welcome. Thanks.

Laura Lovelace Larkin

Looking for the family of Mary Virginia "Mittie" NEWSOME b.1870 d. 1939. Her father was William A NEWSOME and she had a brother named Eli. Mittie married 17 June 1895 James Cochran LOVELACE b.1874 d. 1939. They are my grandparents. Can any one connect with these people?

Dave Reedy
Subject: REEDY

We are finially putting together a written history of the descendants of George Peter REEDY (ca1752 - 1838) of Grayson County. If you are related to this family in any way we would like to hear from you. A large database of REEDY's and related families have already been collected.

Laura Lovelace Larkin

Looking for Sarah Ann RUSSELL b.1843 d. 1924 daughter of John RUSSELL. Married Elbert S. LOVELACE. Family tradition states they were married on horseback at Sugar Grove near Marion VA Dec. 21, 1873. It was printed in some newspaper. Can any one connect with these people or know what newspaper would have printed this in 1873?

Zandra S. Walker
Subject: SEXTON

Looking for Pryer SEXTON found in 1820 and 1830 in Grayson Co, Va. Then in 1860 In Ashe Co. N.C. William H. SEXTON who I have been told by family was his son was born in 1848 in Seven Mile Ford Smyth Co. Va. In 1860 slave owners I found Pryer SEXTON to own one slave in Antebellum New River Valley Grayson Co. Va. I need to find the connection between these two men.

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