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SURNAMES: HARRISON
Melissa Manley Evett Friday, December 31, 1999
I am trying to find information on my Grandfather, GEORGE PALMER HARRISON (abt 1897 to 1955). My Mother's birth certificate shows he was born in Smyth County in Marion, VA. He died in NC from black lung disease. He was a coal miner in VA. I don't know his parents names or siblings. Please help if you can! Thank you.


SURNAMES: LAWSON
Sabrina Lawson Wednesday, December 29, 1999
I am seaching for information on Sam S. Lawson, born in Smyth County about 1878. His mother is listed as Katie, his father as Stephen. He was married twice, the 2nd wife is Drucie Linkous (ABT1888-?). Any iformation would be appreciated.Thank you.


SURNAMES: BUCHANAN * KNULL
Donna Louise Buchanan Smith Tuesday, December 28, 1999
My father was born in Marion, VA (Smyth County). My grandfather is the late Gilbert Andrew Buchanan, and my grandmother is the late Nellie Knull Buchanan Frye. Both are deceased and my father cannot remember very much. I am anxious to find family members related to either grandparent to help me trace my family tree. I've not attempted any family tracing before, but am anxious to know more about my ancestors. Thank you and God Bless!


SURNAMES: SMITH
Donald Smith Monday, December 27, 1999
Looking for information about John Smith born 1862, in Seven Mile Ford, Smyth County, Va. my grandfather.


SURNAMES: PAFFORD
Cindy Pafford Combs Sunday, December 26, 1999
Pafford's Smyth County. I am looking for information on my gfather Worley Pafford b. 7-7-1882 and his parents listed on the Smyth Co. births as John and Francis. Also he seems to have had a brother James born 7-7-1886. I have no other information on John, Francis, or James. Worley married Zola Boyer b.North Carolina, had two children Heath b. 1915 and Hazel b. 1917in Virginia, then moved to Iowa where Worley was killed in a fall from scaffolding while working approx. 1926 or so. Zola had left the family and Worley was raising the children and when he died the children were sent to Sugar Grove to live with relatives until Zola came for them. My father Theodore died in 1955 at age 36 so my information is coming from my 84 yr old mother. Would like to find out Francis's maiden name or any other information from this Pafford line possibly from Census records if anyone could help. There seems to be alot of John and James Pafford and I cannot figure out which are connected!


SURNAMES: McFALL * REEDY
Ann Hauser Saturday, December 25, 1999
captain john madison mcfall served in the civil war company f 7th va vol and served under either hezekiah (b:4/8/1845) or peter reedy. they were in grayson, wythe or smyth counties. do you have records of their service?


SURNAMES: PATRICK
Joe Patrick Friday, December 24, 1999
I am looking for Ancestors and decendants of Marion Patrick and Georgia Wyatt Happy Holidays to all. Marion Brown PATRICK, 22 Nov 1883 - 14 Aug 1945; Marion VA Smyth County
Father: Alexander PATRICK or could be Robert
Mother: Mary Elizabeth COLBERT ?
Family 1 : Georgia WYATT, MARRIAGE: 3 Jan 1917, CHATHAM HILL VA
Children: +Grady Ford PATRICK ; + Charles Edward PATRICK ; +Mary Brown PATRICK ; +George Albert PATRICK ; +John Bain (James Bryant) PATRICK ; +Nancy Huges PATRICK ; +Margaret Virginia PATRICK ; +Marion Brown PATRICK JR. I have Pictures of these people posted on my website at http://home.att.net/~joeetcsw/web.htm


SURNAMES: LAMPIE * SMITH * WASSUM
Sharron Gunter Sunday, December 19, 1999
I am seeking information on the Lampie, Wassum, and Smith families of Smyth County. My husband is a descendant of William Francis Lampie who married Mary Emily Smith (I do not know who her parents were) in Smyth County on September 30, 1865. William was a son of John Jacob Lampie and his wife Pricilla Wassum, who were married April 3, 1832 in Symth County. If anyone could offer insight into this line I would be very thankful, and more than willing to share information about the descendants of William, who traveled east and settled in Campbell County, Virginia.


SURNAMES: JONES * WOLFE
Jennifer Jones Johnson Sunday, December 19, 1999
Looking for information on Nathaniel W. Jones. He was married twice in Smyth Co. First marriage to Martha Hutton in 1840. Second marriage in 1846 to Dicey Jane Wolfe (my ancestor) daughter of Martin and Rachel Debord Wolfe. Who are Nathaniel's parents? Also, cannot find a death record for him. He probably died around 1864.


SURNAMES: STURGILL
Denise Blank Saturday, December 18, 1999
I am looking for any information on the surname Sturgill. This is my maiden name. The little bit of information we have mentions Smyth County quite often. I am new at the internet search so any information would be greatly appreciated.


SURNAMES: TUELL * SLEMP * YONCE * FRYE
Gail Young Friday, December 17, 1999
Senah Loretta Tuell was b. in Chilhowie (Smyth Co), Va. on 1 August, 1899 She was the daughter of Andrew William Tuell and Synthia Ellen Slemp. Andrew William Tuell was the son of James and Safronie Ann Tuell. He was b in Troutdale in 20 Feb., 1870 and m. Synthia in Chilhowie on 6 January, 1892. synthia Ellen Slemp was b. in Troutdale on 28 April, 1874. She was the daughter of Absalom G. and Delilah (Cordelia) Frye Slemp. Absalom was the son of Frederick and Celia Lynch Slemp. Delilah was the dau. of Valentine and Mary Catherine Yonce Frye.


SURNAMES: HOLMES * MOORE
Eddie Fort Wednesday, December 15, 1999
I'm searching for information on the greater HOLMES line. James H. Holmes was born abt. 1843 and died in Smyth County on July 17, 1892. He married Martha Moore who was born abt. 1845, died abt 1917. James Holmes was burried in Washington County where most of his 6 kids lived. His father was also named James Holmes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


SURNAMES: ROBERTS
John H. Roberts III Sunday, December 12, 1999
ISO: parents of William C. Roberts b. 1821 Washington Cty. VA m. Susannah Ansley Herron b. 1823. They lived on "PEDEE" farm near Saltville, VA. Wiliam C. and Susannah are buried in the church yard of the Maneheim Methidist Church near Saltville. Sussannah, son, William B, and wife Mary Jemimah Kelly Roberts sold the "PEEDEE" farm to W.H. Kelly in 1906. William B. and Mary with (8) adult children moved to Atlanta, Ga. in the early 1900's. I've posted this query in the Washington Cty homepage, and thought I would try all of the adjacent counties. John H. Roberts III, 311 Brigadoon, Friendswood, TX 77546


SURNAMES: COLLINS * TAYLOR
David A. Taylor Saturday, December 11, 1999
Samuel M. Taylor and Marybelle Taylor buried in Smyth County, Elizabeth cemetery,Saltville, Va.Looking for his father and mother. I beleive his father's name was Conly T. Taylor and his mother was Elizabeth (Collins).


SURNAMES: BRODDAY * BUNCH
Connie Saturday, December 11, 1999
Does anyone have any info about Cripple Creek? I saw this place listed in the 1838 tax records for Smyth Co. I am interested in the BRODDAYS and BUNCHES listed there.


SURNAMES: BUNTAIN * BUNTON * ELONER
Mark Cochran Wednesday, December 8, 1999
My earliest geneaology records that I've found through the LDS Church start with the birth of William Buntain (Bunton) in 1734 in Konnarock, VA. His wife was Nellie Eloner. (I believe Konnarock is in Smyth County, but am not sure.)
I am working temporarily in Norfolk, VA and want to take a weekend trip to Konnarock and see what records exist, etc, but I'd like to do some preparation first. Any advise you can give me would be excellent. Any names that match up would be enormously helpful! Thank you so much!


SURNAMES: JAMES * DUTTON * DAVIS
Clinton W. Getzinger Saturday, December 4, 1999
My name is Clinton Getzinger, and I wish to correspond with people descended from WILLIAM 1792-1862 and ELIZABETH JAMES 1799-1867 of Smyth County, VA. They had six daughters and one son.Their daughter Sarah Carolina James 1833-1903 married Benjamin Franklin Dutton (Derting). I descend from the youngest girl Virginia James Davis 1842-1926 who lived at Blue Springs, Smyth Co., VA. I have photos of four of William and Elizabeth's children as well as one of them. I also wish to find out where they are buried which might be at Sugar Grove. Thank you.


SURNAMES: ROBERTS * WHITELY
Betty Hillyer Tuesday, November 30, 1999
Mother Wanda Roberts was born in North Holsten, Smyth County.My Grandmother was Nancy Whitely. Aunt Thelma Taylor had two children, Cathy and Leonard who stll live in Saltville area as far asI know. Any information would be appreciated.


SURNAMES: FERGUSON
Charles Doll Monday, November 29, 1999
Looking for any info on William Ferguson who was living in or near Chillhowie in 1922±. He was my great uncle. He also lived in Sullivan Co, TN,Washington Co,TN and in Jefferson Co, TN Also any descendents of his.


SURNAMES: SMITH * HARMAN
Carol Saturday, November 27, 1999
Searching for info for info for Arch C Smith married Mary Belle Harman. Lived in Rich Valley Smyth County abt 1888-1930. Children were Estill, Gay and Cora. Thanks Carol


SURNAMES: CLEGHORN * JAMES
E. R. Walker III Wednesday, November 24, 1999
Trying to find family of Rachel JAMES (1799-1883) who married 1816 in Washington Co. VA to James CLEGHORN. One record, however, says that she was born in Smyth Co. in Rye Valley. She and James lived and died in Cleghorn Valley, Smyth Co.


SURNAMES: BUCHANAN
Jeffrey McQueary Monday, November 22, 1999
I am searching for information on the Patrick Buchanan from Smyth County who was Captain of Co. L 50th Virginia Infantry. Was he the son of Patrick and Elizabeth Hatyer Buchanan? I would appreciate any information regarding his parentage and/or military service. Please e-mail me directly at RESACA@AOL.COM Thank you.


SURNAMES: BLANCHET * CLOYD * JAMES
James K. Blanscett Friday, November 19, 1999
JAMES C. BLANCHET (BLANCET/BLANSETT) listed as having been born in SMYTH CO, VIRGINIA about 1841. Parents listed as EPHRAIM BLANCHET (BLANCET) and RHODA J. NICHOLS from NORTH CAROLINA. Looking for information on EPHRAIM BLANCHET (BLANCET) and RHODA J. NICHOLS, specifically, marriage record, and parents for EPHRAIM BLANCHET (BLANCET). Ancestor, ASA BLANCHET, reported to have come from England about 1632 and settled in Upper Virginia(WYTH CO area). Father's name may be WILLIS or WILLIAM BLANCHETT. Sir name different spellings: BLANSET, BLANCET, BLANCHET, BLANSETT, BLANCETT, BLANCHETT, BLANSETTE, BLANCETTE, BLANCHETTE, BLANSCETT. Also looking for JOEL BLANCHETT (1760-1770), JOHN BLANCHETT (died 1758), ROBERT BLANCHETT (birth about 1657), ELIZA BLANCETT (born abt 1650). Family groupings for the BLANCET family during the period of 1650 TO 1800 living in the WYTH CO. area would be desireable.


SURNAMES: REMINES * HARRIS
Peggy Galloway Thursday, November 18, 1999
Remines/Harris families, from Tazewell and Smyth Counties, Va.Looking for Chapman Hill Cemetary in Symth County, Virginia. My great uncle William Remines (who was in 45 Va Infantry, Civil War is suppose to be buried there as well as his wife Rebecca Harris. Would someone have a list of folks buried there or can tell me how I could get a copy of burial dates? William was born ca 1838 to James Harvey Remines Sr and his wife Jane Black or Ruth Hickman. William's wife was Rebecca Harris, daughter of Charlotte Bowman and James Harris of Tazewell, Va. William is also the brother of my great grandfather James Harvey Remines Jr . James ' wife was a sister to William's wife, Rebecca and her name was Margarette Harris. Another brother, Gabriel Remines joined the same time William did and was in the 45th. He had bad luck because during the war he was taken to Western State Lunatic Asluym in Staunton Virgina for religious fervor and alcoholism.( Cannot imagine locking someone u! p for all their life for this. Does anyone know any details of this institution and why the Civil War doctors would be allowed to do a thing like this?) Anyway, finding WIlliam and Rebecca's burial place in Symth County would be a great help. Thanks, Peggy


SURNAMES: SYKES * KING
Brenda Johnson Wednesday, November 17, 1999
I'm hoping someone knows of the cemetary outside of Saltville, in Smyth Co. that sits "on a hill". My mother calls it Cederbranch but, I can't find any info on it. There are Kings and Sykes buried there. Others also. Thanks for any help. Brenda


SURNAMES: WOLFE
Margaret Brown Fearn November 14, 1999
Looking for info and anyone researching the family of Daniel WOLFE, age 67 (b abt 1840's in Va) and wife Lizzie or Lissie age 51 residing in 7 Mile Ford, Smyth County in 1910 Census. With them is Nancy BROWN who may be my Nancy "bopping" back and forth between Tazewell and Smyth Counties. Does anyone know Lizzie/Lissie maiden surname? Could the relationship stated in census be wrong? Thank you, any info/assistance appreciated!


SURNAMES: SYKES
Jack Wilford Friday, November 12, 1999
Does anyone know anything about a cemetery called Ceder Branch Cemetery, located in Smyth Co. I was told that there were Sykes buried in this cemetery. Thank you. Jack


SURNAMES: COOLEY
Connie Wilkinson Tuesday, November 9, 1999
My ancestors are from Smyth County and were Cherokee Indians. Clay Cooley is the name...I have searched and searched and can find nothing.....maybe I'm not doing it correctly....can use any help you can offer.


SURNAMES: ROSS * POE * ESTEP
Letcher Ross Jr Sunday, November 7, 1999
I am just beginning a genealogy search. My family were ROSS from Sugar Grove Virginia and POE from the area between Marion and Sugar grove, Virginia, in SMYTH County.


SURNAMES: DAVIS * MURPHY
Gilbert Lynn White Sunday, November 7, 1999
I am searching for information on my great grandfather, Benjamin F. or M. Daivs. He was born in VA around 1819 and married Martha Murphy, also born in VA, in Jackson County, AR on March 3, 1857. The marriage record stated, "B. M. Davis of Smyth County, VA. In the 1850 Smyth County census there is found in HH #487/494 a Ben. F. Davis b 1819, his mother? Anna Davis b 1788, a Mary J. Davis (either a sister or wife) b 1825, and Joseph C. Davis born 1816. Benjamin married in AR, he and his wife returned to VA, their first child was born there 1858, then they moved to Jackson County, AR sometime in 1859, second child born in AR. Oral family history says that Ben served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Also that he was killed on August 20, 1866 in Jackson County, AR. Any information on his family in Virginia would be appricated.


SURNAMES: CARDWELL
John Thomas Cardwell Sunday, October 31, 1999
I am looking for family records for my paternal side: Arthur Patrick Cardwell, my grandfather, was born around 1900 and his family lived in the Farmville, VA area. He married "Sarah", and had 8 sons @ 1 daughter. I am not sure if it was before or after his marriage that he moved to Smyth County VA (1930s?)and stayed till his death in the 1960s. They settled in the Saltville area. Many family members moved to Rock Falls/Sterling, Illinois in the 50s?, but roots are strongest in Smyth County. Can you help? Thanks, Tommy Cardwell


SURNAMES: COLLUP * CULLOP * PHILLIPS
Kim Phillips Raines Friday, October 29, 1999
I am searching for information on a John Phillips who married Elizabeth Collup (or sometimes spelled Cullop) in Smyth Co in 1836 or 1838 (the copy of the marriage bond is hard to read). I know that Elizabeth's father was Adam Collup but John Phillips' family is unknown to me. He was my gggrandfather and I am very interested in knowing more about his family as I am told they had been in Virginia a very long time.


SURNAMES: CLEAR * ROBERTS
Victor Smith Friday, October 29, 1999
I am looking for information on wife, parents and brothers/sisters of John K. Clear of Smyth County. Born between 1810 and 1812, died 5/31/1878. Also, looking for information on parents and brothers/sisters of James William Roberts. Born 3/1/1856, died 2/5/1934. Married to Amanda Jane Clear on 3/20/1880.


SURNAMES: LEONARD * STEFFEY
Bill Steffey Thursday, October 28, 1999
Looking for info on Jacob C. Leonard born in PA moved to VA Smyth or Wythe county. Son was Jacob Henry Leonard Sr B. 3-22-1823 D. 10-23-1889 B. Pleasant Hill cemetery.


SURNAMES: LEWIS
Billy F. Lewis on Friday, October 15, 1999
I am tracing my family history and would like to obtain birth records for my paternal grandfather: Mr. William Floyd LEWIS. Mr LEWIS died in SMYTH County VA on July 15, 1936. Mr Lewis was born on March 27, 1899.


SURNAMES: BURKETT * WADDELL * HARRISON
Rebecca Burkett Waddell Thursday, October 14, 1999
I was born and raised Smyth County. I am interested in knowing how my family came to colonize that particular county.


SURNAMES: FRENCH * BISE
Jerry French Monday, October 11, 1999
Want to trade information with anyone interested in family of John C. French listed on 1850 Smyth County census.


SURNAMES: MIZE
Kaye Viars Saturday, October 9, 1999
My father was born in Symth County. His name was Jacob Wissler Mize. His father was John Winton Mize. His father was Simeion Mize. His Mother was Mary F. We don't know what the F. stands for. My father was born on August 25, 1905 or 1906.


SURNAMES: PHILLIPS * COLE * THOMAS
Dee Friday, October 8, 1999
I am searching for the families of Samuel Phillips, Nancy Thomas Phillips, Thomas Thomas, Freelove Cole Thomas, and Joseph and Israel Cole. Joseph and Israel Cole were said to be some of the oldest families in Smyth County, Virginia.


SURNAMES: CARTER
Dan Carter Tuesday, October 5, 1999
Solomon Carter born on the north side of Walker Mountain in Rich Valley (Smyth County, Virginia) around 1823. (Before 1832 this area was parts of Washington and Wythe Counties). Married Lucy Baber moved to Owlsley County Kentucky. Lucy widowed around 1853 and moved back to Rich Valley with surviving children Kennedy Gordon and Susannah Carter. Looking for Solomon's parents and beyond. Possible Wythe County links, (Ceres area). I have the line from Solomon forward to present.


SURNAMES: SCOTT * AYERS * JENKINS * SANDERS * HOLMES
William Harrold Monday, October 4, 1999
I am researching Thomas and Catherine Scott, of Smythe/Wythe County, who left a Will (October 14, 1805, proven February 11, 1806), with sons John and Adam; daughters Fania, Elizabeth, Emeline, Sarah; Executors John Jenkins and Stephen Sanders. John Scott moved to Patrick County, Virginia by 1816 and married Affirah Ayers, and spent his life there and in Carroll Couunty. We think he might be related to James Scott (m. Rachel Holmes, and died 1817), maybe a brother. James is buried near Cedar Springs. Any informationrelated to Thomas and Catherine Scott would be greatly appreciated. William Harrold Sealighter@aol.com


SURNAMES: CLEAR
William Blackwell Monday, October 4, 1999
Searching for Clear's. My gggf Benjamin Blackwell married a Elizabeth Clear in Smyth Co in 1840.


SURNAMES: BARTON
Dobbie Edward Lambert Wednesday, September 29, 1999
John H. Barton and Rosa B. Barton were the parents of my great-grandfather, Ernest Barton. Ernest is buried with his first wife in Elizabeth Cemetery near Saltville, Smyth County, Virginia. He died in Dante Virginia in a Coal Mine. I have tried to find Ernest and his parents in the 1910 and 1900 Census, but to no avail. Can anyone help me with locating this family?


SURNAMES: WADDLE
Pamela Asbury Cooper Sunday, September 26, 1999
I am looking for my grandmother's parents. My father's birth certificate shows my grandmother Emma Lucile Waddle was born in Smyth county. She was 28 on July 7, 1927. Any information would be greatly appreciated. She married Charles J. Asbury. He died in January of 1966 in Tazewell county. Thanks.


SURNAMES: MAYES * MAYSE * MAYS
Sharon King Saturday, September 25, 1999
I am looking for Snider Burton Mayes, he would be my ggggrandfather his last known residence was in Marion in Smyth county around 1850, was listed by himself in census, farmer cabinet maker, may have moved to surrounding counties, trying to find out if he stayed in the area until death and where he is buried.


SURNAMES: MORRIS * RICKETTS
Marlene Avery Sunday, September 19, 1999
Looking for information on John Henry Ricketts and Mary Frances Morris. They married Oct. 1860 in Smyth county VA. John Henry Ricketts was the son of John W. Ricketts and Sarah Steward. He was born in Amherst County in 1839 and died 19 Dec. 1873 in Smyth Co. I know they resided for a time in Washington Co. Tennessee. They had 5 children: John Morris Ricketts, Alma Virginia Ricketts (Jenny), Elba Carros Ricketts (Dolly - my grandmother), Charles Ricketts, Joseph Gallian Ricketts. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Marlene Avery


SURNAMES: ROUSE
David Haynes Saturday, September 18, 1999
Would like to find record of my grandfather who was born in Smyth County in 1885 and lived there for at least 15 years. His name is David F Rouse. Thank You!


SURNAMES: SUITS * GENTRY
Julia Williams Kodak Wednesday, September 15, 1999
Looking for any information on the family of George Washington SUITS/SUIT b March 18, 1884 and son of Robert Lee Suit and Missouri Rowland. George is Robert's only son but he is suppose to have had two sisters who married GENTRY brothers. All lived in Smyth Co., Va. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


SURNAMES: CLINE
Harley Dakin Tuesday, September 14, 1999
Searching for information on Alexander Cline, son of Michael and Nancy Mahood Cline. Possibly from Smyth Co or portion of Wythe Co. Any connection to other Clines of area appreciated. If anyone has 1840 census, I would expect him to be listed there probably at age 11 or so. Any help appreciated. Thank you Harley Dakin Newcomerstown, Oh


SURNAMES: KEGLEY
Tricia Blevins Tuesday, September 7, 1999
Does anyone have any info on Robert Kegley born abt. 1860 in Virginia. I believe he lived in the Atkins area of Smyth Co. in 1900. He was married to a Martha. Any help would be appreciated.


SURNAMES: BYARS * WOLFE * COPENHAVER * FAULKNER * STAMPER * WATKINS
Bob Saunders Thursday, September 2, 1999
Researching the family of Claiborn M. BYARS, b. ca. 1834, Smyth Co., VA; parents George and Sarah (WATKINS) BYARS; m. Elizabeth A. WOLFE ca. 1857, possibly Smyth Co., VA (record not located); resided Smyth Co., VA, 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880; d. 1897; buried Anderson Cem., Smyth Co., VA. Served in the Confederate Army, 1861 until captured at Winchester, VA, 1864. Chn. - Mary Jane (1857-1932; m. -1- David COPENHAVER and -2- Walter L. BONNEY), John D. (ca. 1861-aft. 1897), Claiborn M. (ca. 1863-aft. 1897), Thomas A. (ca. 1865-aft. 1897), Sophronia (ca. 1867-bef. 1897; m. Louis J. FAULKNER), Walter M. (ca. 1870-aft. 1897) and Sarah C. J. (ca. 1872-aft. 1897; m. Joseph B. STAMPER). Be glad to exchange information about this family.


SURNAMES: WOOLSEY
Kevin Woolsey Wednesday, September 1, 1999
You have Rev. Thomas Woolsey and Richard Woolsey of Smyth County on the Revolutionary war monument. Is Richard the son of Rev. Thomas Woolsey? and is Thomas Woolsey the same Thomas Woolsey that died 26 Feb 1794 in Marion, Smyth CO. VA.? Do you have any pension documents or photos of these people? Thank you for your time. Kevin Woolsey kwooltech@msn.com
kwoolsey@eldec.com


SURNAMES: CAMPBELL * TAYLOR
Shirley Manes Sunday, August 29, 1999
Looking for marrriage of John W. Campbell and Cora? Her last name I do not know. Had a daughter Evelyn and she taught school in smyth co. Had a son named Sylvan Reign Campbell who drowned in the muck pond somewhere in the 1920's. My mother, Hallie Mae Smith is listed in the 1920 census as a niece. Any info would be appreciated. My great grandparents names were Byrd and Spice Taylor of Smyth Co. My grandmother and grandfather were Emma Taylor and Edward M. Smith. They were married in Washington Co.Va.


SURNAMES: SHINAULT * SHINALL * CHENAULT
Mary Barton Bailey Sunday, August 29, 1999
Looking for information on families in Smythe County with this surname. Reuben Shinall is buried in Kirby/Keesling Cemetery in Smythe County. Main focus in on mid to late 19th century.


SURNAMES: RHEA * PUCKETT
Melodie Norris Rhea Friday, August 27, 1999
am looking for a Paul Rhea who was married to a Matilda Dye. They had a son named Estel Bennard Rhea. Estel was married to a Georgia Puckett. This is my husband's side I am researching. The majority of his family was born and raised in Smythe County VA. All of the grandparents are buried in Saltville VA or nearby. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I have hit a brick wall. Thanks in advance. Melodie Rhea


SURNAMES: FRYE * LITTLE
Sherry Rodgers Friday, August 27, 1999
My relatives are from Smyth Co.,Va. John R. Fry(b.3-27-1830)(d.2-07-1904)Married Elizabeth Fry(maiden unk.)(b.12-04-1832)(d.12-15-1917)both buried in Saltville,Va.They were the parents of Rachel Eliza Fry Little who married James Little both born about 1834 or 1835 and married 5-24-1857 in Washington Co. They had Jennie Buchanan Little (b.2-28-1877 d.5-09-1961)who married Joseph Smith Frye -maybe her cousin?-b.10-06-1870 d.3-24-1912)They had my grandmother-Jean Eliza Frye Lester (born 9-28-1900)who lived in Saltville, Marion,and that area,she married George M.Lester b.6-21-1984 from Glade Spring,Va.Any help wopuld be greatly appreciated.Thanks so much, Sherry Rodgers


SURNAMES: LAMBERT
Donna Lambert Thursday, August 26, 1999
Albert Lambert and Margaret Hooks were married in Symth Co. Sept. 9, 1860. I would like to know if they had any children and if so what were their names. I would also like to know if they stayed in Smyth Co. I am hoping these two people are my g-g- grandparents. My g-grandfather John Milton Lambert died in Morgan Co. KY in 1932. He was born in 1862. We do not know who his parents are or where he was born. We do know that he was not from the Morgan County/Carter County KY area. Family legend says that his mother's name was Maggie/Margaret so this couple could possibly be his parents. John Milton and his wife had one son whom they named Albert so I am hoping I have finally found his parents. I would apppreciate any scrape of information. Thank you. Donna


SURNAMES: ANDERSON * BOOTH
Barbara Farris on Monday, August 16, 1999
James L. Anderson died in Smyth County, VA between 1855 and 1860. I continue to search for record of his death and place of burial. He was the husband of Catherine Booth, and parents of 8 or 9 children. He probably had a first wife, but I don't know her name. Thanks for any help. Barbara Farris


SURNAMES: CARTER * PARSONS
Patti Kiser Sunday, August 15, 1999
Looking for information on William R. Carter who Married Racheal Parsons 8/25/1836 in Smythe Co Virgina. Any help is appreciated!


SURNAMES: MONTGOMERY * BEATY
Nel Rocklein Saturday, August 14, 1999
Looking for information on the Montgomery Family Cemetery in Saltville, Smyth County, VA. My ancestors lived in the area and am hoping to find their grave sites. Thomas MONTGOMERY, died between 19 May 1803 and 21 June 1803 (Will recorded in Washington County); his daughter Margaret MONTGOMERY,who married John BEATY/BEATIE/BEATTIE, died after 1803 and before 21 August 1823. Believe John BEATY died around December 1842 (Estate/sale listed Washington County Will Book 9.) Any information will be very much appreciated.


SURNAMES: LILLEY
Sally Shell Saturday, August 14, 1999
Looking for Paulina E. Lilley born 1831 in Seven Mile Ford, Va., later SMYTHE Co. She married Henry Humphreys later in Tenn. Who are her parents?


SURNAMES: WHEELER
Kevin White Tuesday, August 10, 1999
Please see my lengthy post at the Wheeler Genforum about the WHEELERS of the Washington County - Smyth County VA area before 1800.

http://genforum.genealogy.com/wheeler/messages/1744.html

I welcome any additional information or corrections.


SURNAMES: ROSENBALM * DEBUSK
Carolyn Johnson Tuesday, August 10, 1999
Need to find parents of John W. Rosenbalm who married Dorcus Debusk in Smyth County, Virginia ca 1837. Their children included my gggrandfather Isaac D. Rosenbalm who married Mary Owens in Washington County in 1858.


SURNAMES: SIMMS * MAYS
Mary Dillon Monday, August 9, 1999
Looking for information on John L. Simms. He married Nancy P. Mays in Grayson Co. VA on Aug. 24,1862; lived in Smyth Co. VA by 1880. Children were: James Levi m Catherine Lawrence, Wm Robert m Minnie Mae Evans, Rosa C. m Charles Pickle, Stephen Albert m Rosabelle Lawrence, Isaac Hall m Louella Pettry, Andrew m Mary Wyatt, Mary m Henry Miller, and John m Rease??. Any information would be greatly appreciated and I will share any info that I have. Mary Dillon at moozied@yahoo.com


SURNAMES: EVANS * BARKER
Mary Dillon Monday, August 9, 1999
I am looking for information on Edward (or Edwin) Evans and his wife Nancy Ann Barker. They were in Henry Co. VA in 1853 and in Montgomery Co. VA in 1862. By 1870 they were living in Smyth Co. VA. Their known children were: Wm Green m Sarah Cline, Susan Francis m Soloman Lawrence, Thomas Vetis m Wilmoth Leftwich, and Rebecca Ann m William Pritchett. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you,Mary Dillon at moozied@yahoo.com


SURNAMES: SCOTT * CORNETT
Wanda Scott Sunday, August 8, 1999
Looking for information about the family of Charles E. Scott whose first wife was Rose and second wife was Mamie Aker. Also seeking information about Hurley Cornett and his family. Hurley died at age 39 in 1938. Charles Scott and Hurley Cornett were my husband's grandparents, and I would appreciate any information to help me get started in my search. God Bless. Wanda Scott.


SURNAMES: VENABLE * LAMBERT
Ron Parks Saturday, August 7, 1999
Robert Smith Venable died July 1945 at age 74 Lou Venie Lambert died July 1931 unsure of age at death. They lived near Shawnee Lake when Lou died. We're just looking for any vital information that you may have to offer us. If youhave any links or suggestions please notify us via email. Thank you very much ! Sincerely, Ron Parks


SURNAMES: VENABLE
Barbara Anderson Thursday, August 5, 1999
Looking for parents of Richard James Venable born 22 September 1818 in Fluvanna Cty and died 7 May 1896 in Smyth Cty. Also, according to extract of sermon published in the Marion News Weekly, he belonged to the Methodist Episcopal church, south. Does anyone have knowledge of this church?


SURNAMES: WOOLSEY
Wilford W. Whitaker Wednesday, August 4, 1999
On the Smyth County Revolutionary War Memorial, there are four WOOLSEYS listed. I am "documenting" the WOOLSEY FAMILY from England, Holland, and New Amsterdam and America. I am interested particulary in my direct ancestor Rev. Thomas Woolsey who lived in that part of SW VA (Washington County) that became Smyth County, at St. Clair's Bottoms (Sinclair's). Rev. Thomas Woolsey was the first Baptist preacher in SW VA and I am writing a biography of him, but I need a great deal more on his Baptist activities. Does anyone have information on him? I have a great deal of information on each of the Woolsey on that list. I would appreciate hearing from anyone on this family. Is there anyone in Marion or vicinity who does research? Thank you. Wilford W. Whitaker


SURNAMES: CASSELL * WILLIAMS
Susan Calvin Wednesday, August 4, 1999
Stephen Henry Williams b 1843 Smythe County, m Rachael Cassell 1865 Smythe County, parents of Stephen - Rufus & Ann. Parents of Rachael - William & Mariah Cassell. Cant locate on 1850 census. Any ideas where to search for more info. Thank you


SURNAMES: ELGIN * BEAGLES
Alyson Crippen Tuesday, August 3, 1999
I am trying to locate the descendants of Ruby Elgin b. Sept. 8, 1872. Her parents were Lemuel Franklin Elgin b. Nov. 2, 1838 Smyth Co., VA and Louisa Jane Beagles b. June 29, 1849 VA. Her parents were also married in Smyth Co., VA on Sept. 19, 1871. I found a tintype of Ruby and her parents in a Flea Market and was hoping to give it to one of Ruby's descendants. Sincerely, Alyson Crippen


SURNAMES: KINDER * WHETSELL
Jeralyn Lillard Tuesday, August 3, 1999
Am researching Sarah (Sallie) Wetzel/Whetsell, born 15 July 1804 in Wythe Co. VA, Married Rueben KINDER in Wythe Co. (date unknown. Date of death for Sallie is unknown but Rueben died 15 Sept 1880 and is supposedly buried in a private cemetery on Sprouts Creek. I would like to know date of Sallie's death and age she died, and are they buried in this private cemetery. Need this to prove her connection to Peter and Elizabeth (?) Wetzel. Thank you


SURNAMES: ANDERSON * BOOTHE
Barbara Farris Monday, August 2, 1999
My direct ancestor from Smyth County, VA was Leander Anderson (1845-1917), a Confederate veteran who married Sarah F. Humphrey. They migrated to Missouri after the war and reared their family. Leander's mother, Catherine Boothe (1819-1889), came with them, and is buried in Missouri, but the father, James (b.1808) has been missing since the 1850 census.

Other children of James and Catherine are James, George, Steve, Lysander, Martha, and John. I am looking for a marriage date and place for Catherine and James, the death of James, and a connection to the above Anderson children who stayed in Virginia.


SURNAMES: FOWLER * MATHENY
Rita Musick Monday, August 2, 1999
I am looking for info on Fowler and Matheny's My son married in 1995 to a Angie Fowler daughter of Robert "lucky fowler and Sally Matheny Fowler. Lucky got killed in 1995 and Sally has moved to NC. My son has a daughter. I would like to get some family history for her to have when she gets bigger. Angie had a sister to die in the early 1990's her name was a Bonnie Fowler. Lucky and Bonnie are buried some where in Smyth Co. They lived at different places there marion chillihowie, saltville at different times as angie grow up. if any one has any info i would appreciate it.Angie couldn't remember any family history. Thanks. Rita musick5@mounet.com


SURNAMES: BROWN
Allen Schoen Thursday, July 29, 1999
I would like to obtain information on my great-grandfather's residence in the Marion, VA - Smyth County - area. His name was Jason John Colby Browne. He was born in Pittsfield, NH in 1833. In approximately 1884-87, he and his family spent some time in Marion, where he was a member of the Marion Commandery, Knights Templar, Marion, VA. Following that, they returned to New England. Any suggestions you have, as to whom I might contact - i.e., for land records, tax records, etc., would be very much appreciated. Thank you.


SURNAMES: MUSSER * CLODFELTER * WEATHERMAN * ANDERSON
Steve S. Musser Monday, July 26, 1999
I am looking for any information pertaining to Joseph Connley MUSSER/CLODFELTER born July 12, 1877 and his brother Emmitt born in 1875 in Smyth County. Joseph was listed in the Smyth birth records as being born to John A. and Caroline CLODFELTER in the Blue Springs District of Smyth County. Joseph was married to Georgia Missouri WEATHERMAN, daughter of William and Mary WEATHERMAN on August 19, 1900 in Sugar Grove. His brother Emmitt married Elizabeth WORRELLS in 1901. Both brothers were married under the name Clodfelter and at some point changed the name to Musser. Emmitt is said to be buried in the Falling Waters Cemetery in Smyth County. Their mother Caroline is listed as re-marrying J. R. ANDERSON of Grayson between 1895 & 1900. Any information regarding these individuals would be greatly appreciated.


SURNAMES: DAVIDSON * McKINNEY * TOLBERT
Mitch Tolbert Tuesday, July 20, 1999
I am looking for information on my ancestery originating in Saltville VA.(Smyth co.) The only things that I know are as follows, Greatgrandfather: John McKinney Brn about 1877 , Grandfather : James Tolbert , Grandmother : Edith Mae McKinney , Father : Newell Clayton Tolbert. John Mckinney was a coal miner in Kentucky and moved to Saltville to work in the salt mines. I know nothing else of my family and would appreceate any help I can get. Thank you, Mitchell E. Tolbert


SURNAMES: ROSENBALM
RoseMary Taylor Tuesday, July 20, 1999
I am looking for any info on Alfred William Rosenbalm or Isaac Rosenbalm. They were listed to be from Washington and Smyth County in some of the geneology books that I have found. I have no date of births, just some estimates. Isaac would have been born in the early 1820's and Alfred would have been born in early to mid 1840's. I would appreciate any info at all. Thank you. Rose Mary Rosenbalm Taylor


SURNAMES: AKERS
Heidi Thursday, July 15, 1999
I am looking for information on a MaryJane Akers, Claiborne T. Akers, and Loucinda Akers, born in Smyth County Virginia. Their father was William Akers and mother is unknown. They had three other siblings, but they were born in Franklin County, Va. Any help would be greatly appeciated. Thank you. Heidi


SURNAMES: MORRIS
Martha Gates Monday, July 12, 1999
I am seeking info on Mack MORRIS who ran a funeral Home called Morris funeral Home in Marion(Smyth Co.)Va. abt. the early 1900s til the 1930s when his son, Raymond took over the mgmt. for several years. Mack MORRIS married Molly MORRIS(no relation) and they had three boys, Raymond, Carl, and Burleigh and one daughter named Etta. Parents, children and their spouses are buried at Round Hill Cemetary except Raymond who died and was buried in the eastern part of Va. I am mostly interested in Mack MORRIS, where he was originally from, who were his parents, did he have any siblings, etc. Thank you for your time, Martha Gates


SURNAMES: JONES
Cecil Edward Pultz Sunday, July 11, 1999
Looking for any information on Harvey Thomas Jones born 4-10-1883 in Smythe County, Chilhowie Virginia. Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance, Cecil


SURNAMES: LOUTHIAN * LOUTHEAN * FIELDS * DALTON
Sara Green Sunday, July 11, 1999
I am looking for information on my great grandmother- Lummie Louthian Fields. My great grandmothers' family was (at least somewhat) from Smyth County- around the Saltville area. The only information I have about her was that after she had my grandmother in 1907- (Sarah Elizabeth Fields- married William Oscar Dalton)- she died about 2 years later trying to give birth to a second daughter, who also died. My grandmother was supposedly sent to live with her mothers' relatives in Saltville and her father, (John Fields-from Russell Co.) moved to W.Va. and remarried having 2 sons from that marriage. She may have had an older son who went by the Louthian surname. (I don't know if Louthian was her maiden name or a first married name at this point). Any help that someone would be able to give me in my search would be greatly appreciated!


SURNAMES: TOTTEN * SCRIVNER
Dorothy J. Blum Sunday, July 11, 1999
TOTTEN Family lived in Smyth Co., VA during 1850. TOTTENS also lived in Tazewell Co. from about 1814-1856. David SCRIVNER lived in Tazewell Co. bet 1806-1830. Some TOTTEN family members lived in Wythe Co. VA bet 1793-1826. I would particularly appreciate information about the TOTTEN and SCRIVNER families.


SURNAMES: BROWN * MESSERSMITH
Vera Blair July 9, 1999
Looking for hx of Walker BROWN born about 1793 in SMYTH county - Married Nancy MESSERSMITH born about 1797 in SMYTH County. Trying to track where THEY came from.


SURNAMES: BUCHANAN * HOUSTON * GOODMAN * FOX
Joe Mode Thursday, July 8, 1999
Searching for the family of James R. Houston who was born 18 Feb. 1811, married Martha Ann Buchanan in or around Smyth Co. VA on 18 Oct. 1832 or 1839. Bible records say 1832. She was born 1 Feb. 1814. They had the following children who are in the 1850 Smyth Co. Census: Nancy J. Houston born 12 Mar. 1834 and William Jasper Houston born 28 May 1838 and died 23 Nov. 1863 at the battle of Missionary Ridge. He was with the 29th Tenn. Confed. Inf and married Martha Ann Fox, daughter of Abraham Fox and Elizabeth Goodman who were married on 27 Aug. 1832 in Smyth Co., VA. Martha Ann Fox Houston died in 1859, leaving one daughter, Margaret Ann Houston, who married Rev. John Davis Walker, Son of Jacob Shuff Walker and Martha(Patsy)Davis. Would like to know who Nancy J. Houston married and the parentage of James R. Houston and Martha Ann Buchanan.


SURNAMES: RUSSELL * CURRIN * HANGAR * HOLLINGSWORTH * CURTIS * WEBSTER * KING * RYAN
Elizabeth Saturday, July 3, 1999
Seeking any information on Patrick or Patterson Francis Russell and family. He was born in Boston, MA in 1840. When he was eight or nine years old, he and his father (unknown) moved to Goochland County, VA. Patrick served in the Civil War and shortly after it ended, he moved to Smyth County, VA where he married Mary Susan Elizabeth Currin on 24 Oct 1867. He died in Mar of 1910 and was buried at Round Hill Cemetery in Marion, Smyth, VA. Mary was born on 1 Apr 1851 in Marion, Smyth, VA. She died there on 17 Jul 1927 and was buried with her husband. Patrick and Mary had five known children, all of which were born in Marion, Smyth, VA.
1. John M. b Jul 1868 m 22 May 1894 Lula Hangar
2. William H. b Mar 1870 m Bessie Hollingsworth
3. Alice Ruth b 23 Apr 1872 d 4 Feb 1936 in Carter County, TN m 10 Jun 1891 in Bristol, Sullivan County, TN to John Langford Curtis, Sr.
4. Annie Esther b 18 Sept 1874 m J. E. Webster
5. Charles Loomis b 20 Oct 1876 m 1st Ada King m 2nd Margaret Ryan
Any info would be greatly appreciated.


SURNAMES: ANDERSON * LITTLE
Judy Anderson Craver Thursday, July 1, 1999
I'm looking for information on JOHN ANDERSON,who married NANCY LITTLE. They lived in Washington and Smyth Counties. They had at least one son his name was ABRAHAM LITTLE ANDERSON. He was born in Washington County,but later he lived in Smyth County. He had a son,PLEASENT[PALMER]ALMERINE ANDERSON[BUD].PLEASENT[BUD] ANDERSON had a son JAMES ANDERSON[my father].We lived in RICH VALLEY,VA. Help me if you can. JUDY CRAVER


SURNAMES: PATRICK * WYATT
Joe Patrick Sunday, June 27, 1999
Looking for decendants and Ancestors of Marion Brown Patrick Nov 22 1883 m Georgia Wyatt. Lived in Smyth County in Rich Valley comunity. I have a partial Family tree on my web site at home.att.net/~etcswjoe Thanks Joe


SURNAMES: WOOLSEY
Wilford W. Whitaker Sunday, June 27, 1999
The Reverend Thomas Woolsey was one of the first Baptist preachers in Southwest Virginia. He settled (1771) between the South Fork and Middle Forks of the Holston river, near St. Claire's Bottoms and it was probably on land that became Smyth County later. I am writing a biography of this pioneer preacher who came from Ulster Co., New York and documenting the Woolsey family. If anyone has anything on this Baptist preacher I would appreciate hearing from you. Be glad to share what I have for anyone interested. I think he preached near the site of the old Stone Church.


SURNAMES: THOMAS * SEXTON
Pat Searight Thursday, June 24, 1999
I need information about Joseph Thomas and Mary Thompson Morgan who lived in Smyth Co, VA. I am especially interested in proving that Freelove Elizabeth Thomas was their daughter. She was born in Marion, Smyth Co 24 Oct 1827. She died in Smyth Co 22 Jan 1874. Her husband was Thomas Kennerly Sexton.


SURNAMES: DEBUSK * ROSENBALM
Carolyn Johnson Tuesday, June 22, 1999
I need to know if someone can tell me what information is listed in the marriage record for John W. Rosenbalm and Dorcus Debusk in Smyth County, Virginia ca 1837. Any help appreciated.


SURNAMES: ROBERTS * WHITELY * TAYLOR
Betty Hillyer Monday, June 21, 1999
My mother, Wanda Roberts Hensley , was born in Smyth County. Her mother was Nancy Elizabeth Roberts Whitely. I do not know who her father was. My mom had a half sister, Thelma who married Robert Taylor and they had two children Leonard and Kathy who still live in Saltville as far as I know. I would like to contact them. If anyone knows them I would appreciate any info. Thanks for any help. Leonard and Kathy would know me as Betty Jean Hensley.


SURNAMES: STROTHER
Melinda Collins Larson Saturday, June 19, 1999
Searching for data on Elizabeth Battle MORTON who was the wife of James Storke STROTHER. He died 1819 Russell Co., VA but she apparently lived with one of their children and died in Smyth Co., VA 27 Apr 1844. I have found a STROTHER family in the 1840 Smyth Co. census on pg. 407 but haven't read the film as yet. Any help would be appreciated. Would like to find a will or a burial location. Thank you for your help.


SURNAMES: DODSON/DOTSON * MORRIS
Marie Childers Dotson Friday, June 18, 1999
Looking for siblings/parents of John D. Dodson/Dotson b. 1838 in Pittsylvania, Co and married in Smythe/Wythe CO in 1865 to Susan Jane Morris. May be cousin or brother to Lazarus Wilson Dodson/Dotson also b. 1847/48 in Pittsylvania and also married in Smythe/Wythe Co to Sarah Tabitha Morris in 1868. Both migrated to Washington CO, MO and changed names and are buried there. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! E-mail: Chiliseven@Hotmail.com


SURNAMES: McCRAY * PRICE
Sheila A. Saunders Hedrick Friday, June 18, 1999
I am looking for a birth record for my grgrandmother, Gracie Ellen Price b. abt. Sept, 1888 in Saltville, Smyth Co., VA. She is the daughter of William Price and Alice Snead or McCray. She had six siblings, also born in the same area. I would appreciate any information on her family. Thanks!


SURNAMES: SEXTON
Michael S. Sexton Tuesday, June 15, 1999
Looking for Sexton family in Smyth County. Can't seem to have any luck. Could you help. Thanks Mike Sexton


SURNAMES: HANKINS
Melissa Anthony Sunday, June 13, 1999
Looking for information about the HANKINS family of Smyth Co., VA.


SURNAMES: GRINSTEAD * THOMAS * MARTIN
Mary Bowman Saturday, June 12, 1999
Stephen Thomas and Eliz. Grinstead are my great-grandparents, having appeared in Wash.Co.,Va. 1860 census and marriage records then later in Smythe Co. where my grandparents, Daisy Thomas and Thomas G. Martin were married. I have been unable to find the parents of Stephen and Eliz. although I believe they are linked to the family of Ann Thomas, who married Thomas Henninger. Possily cousins. Stephen was born about 1815 and Eliz. about 1817.


SURNAMES: SHANNON
Thomas P. Shannon Saturday, June 12, 1999
Looking for information about Thomas patrick shannon of Smyth County, VA


SURNAMES: WHEELER * BISHOP * MILES(WILES*MILLS) * DRUIEN
Pat Lassonde Thursday, June 10, 1999
Looking for any connections to any of these people.
1st marriage: John W. WHEELER m. Mary BISHOP 2 Feb. 1849 Smyth Co. VA. children that I know of Ruth b. about March 1850 Fransis (male) John b. 1863-1864
2nd marriage: John W. WHEELER. He was born June 1827 in VA. m. Theresa WHEELER 2 March 1870 in Casey Co. KY. They had the following children: John b. 1864 from a previous marriage of John's see above. George b. 1871 Martha b. 1874 m. Ben T. Hornback LaRue Co. KY. Nancy b. 1876 Lamela b. 1878 James W. b. 1880 by this time they were in Green Co. KY. m. Fannie Alice DRUIEN LaRue Co. KY. Edward b. 1882 Ella b. 1884 m. J. W. Hornback LaRue Co. KY. 1860 Casey County, KY, census
WHEELER, James, Sr., 41, Blacksmith, born Russell Co., VA Nancy MILES (MILLS,WILES),40 m.3 March 1839 Smyth Co.VA. Thomas, 20 Eliza, 18 Mary A., 16 Therissa A., 13b Knox Co. TN 2nd wife of John W. above George J., 11 Frances, 11 (male) Charles C., 6 David E., 5 Sarah A., 2 Leanah B., 11/12 (female)


SURNAMES: HOLMES * CHILDERS * CHILDRESS * TAYLOR
Patricia Holmes Christian Tuesday, June 8, 1999
I am searching for information on the William Holmes family. Family tradition says he came to Smythe Co. from the Stateville, NC area. He was married (1)Nancy Kizer (2)Sarah/Sally Lewis. One son, Nathan, served in the Civil War. Son Franklin, my ancestor, married Francis Farris in Washington Co., in the 1850's. Franklin's son, William, married Mary Jane Childers, daughter of Nathaniel and Sylenia (Taylor) Childers. After William's death in the late 1800's, his family went to Tazewell Co. William is buried in a cemetary in Saltville.


SURNAMES: WILSON * ODHAM
Janet Hall Tuesday, June 8, 1999
Have traced back to my gg-grandmother. Mary Elizabeth WILSON born Smyth Co. Feb 14 1861 (d.11/7/1909), Married to Marion Brown ODHAM also from Smyth Co. (b.11/30/1856 and d. 12/19/1929) I am trying to find Mary's parents or Marion's. Our family tree has led us from VA, to West VA, to Northern Ohio. Also looking for gaps in their son Ollie ODHAM (b 1889)history.


SURNAMES: HARRIS
Don Lister Sunday, June 6, 1999
I would like to have more informations about Nathanial Harris. I am a decendent of Garret Harris, who left Smyth Cty for Indiana. I would like the Cemtary Mother and fathers name and birth places. I understand that he married a Martha Byers or lewis cty Va. any information you can give me would greatly be appreciated. Thank You Don Lister


SURNAMES: HARNER
Kathy Christian Saturday, June 5, 1999
I am searching for the family of my gggggrandmothers family all I have is she was born in smyth co Virgina in 1800 her name was Catherine Harner. Thank you Kathy


SURNAMES: MALOYED * WYATT
ginny vanhoozer Friday, June 6, 1999
My roots on my dad's side begin in Smyth County in the Ridgedale section of Rich Valley. I have researched back to my great-great grandmother. I believe our roots are most probably a mixture of ethnic backgrounds - probably even Melungeon. I believe that my great-great grandmother was a Collier from Lee Co., VA. My search dead-ends with her and there is very little history of her in my Smyth Co. research. If you have information that would be helpful I would greatly appreciate it. Both of my grandparents were from the Rich Valley section of Smyth Co. Maloyed and Wyatt were their surnames. I have traced some of our history on my own. Thank you!


SURNAMES: SEXTON * SHEETS
Judy Lilly Thursday, June 3, 1999
I'm looking for information on Reed Sexton who married Mary Sheets in Smythe County Va. They also lived in or around Marion Va. Any information oon this family or back generations would very welcome Thanks Judy Adkins lilly


SURNAMES: HUTCHINSON
Don Rash Thursday, June 3, 1999
Looking for information about James Newell Hutchinson.


SURNAMES: SMYER
Rick Smyer Thursday, June 3, 1999
please send me any information on smyer family maybe name origanted from smyth i don't know


SURNAMES: THOMAS * CRAIGHEAD * HENRITZE
B. K. Henritze Tuesday, June 1, 1999
Charles F. Thomas and Sarah Frances (Craighead) Thomas lived in Marion, Smyth Co., Va in 1910 and 1920. Known children were Walton W., Frederick, Emmett J., Clelia Irene, Lillian Frances, Charles H. and Marguerite. Clelia married Welch Hudson Henritze ca. 1906. I would like to know where and when. Thank you.


SURNAMES: CREECH
Herb Creech Tuesday, June 1, 1999
Looking for info on the VA Creech Family, some may have resided in Smyth County.


SURNAMES: WHITE
Ronnie White Sunday, May 30, 1999
My family is from Mercer County, West Virginia and Henry County, Virginia. Do you have any info about this particlar Clan of White's. Great Grandfather was Stuart White, and grandfather was Clayton White. I appreciate your help. I have a strong desire to find my roots since my father passed away last year. Sincerely, Ronnie White


SURNAMES: HUFF
Ormond H. Huff Friday, May 28, 1999
I was born in sugar grove smyth county Va.in 1930.looking for information on my family.My father was Ormond D. Huff My mother was Kate W. Hamric-HUff.


SURNAMES: KEGLEY * SLATON
Nellie Kegley Daum Friday, May 28, 1999
My father was born Edgar Lee Kegley June 18, 1924, in Danville, Va. I believe that's Pittsylvania Co. However, his father Albert Kegley was from Smyth Co. I believe his mother, Lucy Slaton, was also from Smyth Co., but I'm not sure. Any info on either of them would be appreciated. I don't know when they were married. My grandfather died when my father was a little boy so I never knew him and my grandmother, who is now deceased, would not talk about him or her own family. So I'm flying pretty blind here. Thanks again for any help you can give me. Nell Daum


SURNAMES: HOLT * WHITTAKER
Connie Knipp Friday, May 28, 1999
Smyth County Marriage.Searching for information on Calvin Whittaker son of Daniel and Rachel Whittaker,marries Phoebe Holt in Smyth County on March 30,1843.Can;t find anything else on Daniel and Rachel Whittaker.Hope to find here.Most in Washington County,Va.Please write bruisedbrn@aol.com


SURNAMES: Allison * Little * Sprinkle * Haynes * Kell(e)y * Sheppard * Billing * Phipps
Michelle Little Thursday, May 27, 1999
1. I am researching the following Smyth County families--Allison: David, Mary Jane; Little: Alexander, John Ballard, Ballard Preston, Gracie, George, Sarah, Mae; Haynes: India Anna, Frank M.; Sprinkle: William Preston, Lafayette "Grant", Agustes "Gus", William Marshall; Phipps: Texas Anna; Kell(e)y: Bertha Beatrice, Wiley Thomas "WT", Claude, William H., Bess; Sheppard: Eula Lucille, Edward Dule; Billing: Margaret. Any help would be fabulous!
2. Is there any information on the founders of Allison's Gap in Saltville, VA?
3. Are there any company records for the big Mathieson company in Saltville. Since this was largely a company town, copies of their newsletters, etc would be a genealogical goldmine.
Thanks all, and happy hunting!


SURNAMES: STEPHENSON
Gennie Roosevelt Stephenson Thursday, May 27, 1999
My fathers name is Gennie Roosevelt Stephenson, born in southhampton county. His father Ed Stephenson, born in Smyth County. My grandmother was Alberta Reed possibly born in North Carolina.


SURNAMES: SNIDER
William H. Snider Wednesday, May 26, 1999
I am interested in SNIDER family lineage in Smyth County and prior residences. My father was Alvin Porter SNIDER, born 6/2/1909 in Smyth County and married to Edith Virginia CROWGEY of Wythe County. My grandfather was Andrew Porter SNIDER, born in 1879 and married to Lena Mae FISHER of Wythe County. I would really be interested in tracing the SNIDERS all the way back to the first SNIDER arrival in this country. Thank you for your assistance.


SURNAMES: KIRK
Ann Emery Hunter Monday, May 24, 1999
Seeking parents and siblings of Rust Kirk, b 1855 Smyth Co., VA


SURNAMES: LONGACRE * PEERY
Paul Peery Monday, May 24, 1999
Hello. I am researching the Peery Family from Frederick CO. Virginia and possibly smyth co/ Also the Longacre Family same area. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks. paul peery@wcnet.org


SURNAMES: KEITH
Mary Keith Sunday, May 23, 1999
Smyth County 1910 census, p. 144 Saltville fam.#365 mentions: Floyd D. Keith, w. Mary J., ch., George (W?), 20, Bessie A.,16, Paul J. 14?. Would appreciate any info on this family. Believed to be grandchildren and great-grand children of Gabriel & Mary(polly) Keith of Patrick, Washington and Russell counties.


SURNAMES: KEITH
Mary Keith) Sunday, May 23, 1999
1880 Smyth co. Census P.98A Fam. #421 mentions: Andrew Keith, w.,Nancy, ch. Mary , 18, Sallie, 20, Green,13. Need parents of Andrew and Nancy. Need family records of the entire family.


SURNAMES: SLATE * ARRINGTON * GRIFFITH
Kathy Veasey Saturday, May 22, 1999
Looking for any descendants or clues to descendants of Columbus Green Slate and wife Mary Susan Arrington enumerated in Smythe County, Virginia in 1860. Her parents were Samuel B. Arrington and Nancy Griffith of Franklin/Patrick Counties, Virginia. Will appreciate any information you may have.


SURNAMES: SPRINKLE * HAWORTH * RIPLEY
Pat Weston Wednesday, May 19, 1999
Searching for any information of the following family: Archibald D. SPRINKLE and wife Phoebe, and daughters, Matilda, and Tatney?? June. In the 1850 Smyth Co. census, he was farming, and in the 1860 Smyth Co., census, he was a hotel keeper. Phoebe was the daughter of Absolom R. and Lydia (RIPLEY) HAWORTH and was born in Greene Co., TN. I'll be happy to share any information.


SURNAMES: BLEVINS * GRIFFITH
Roger Blankenbeckler Monday, May 17, 1999
I am looking for information on Thomas Jackson BLEVINS- m -Mary Ann GRIFFITH(b.abt 1880”s). Mary Ann and Thomas were buried at St. Claire’s Bottom, Smyth Co. Does anyone know anything about this family or anyone that I can contact. Any information is welcome. Willing to share. Thanks.


SURNAMES: CRIGGER
Carolyn L. Gober Sunday, May 16, 1999
Seeking information on Gaynelle Crigger, 1920's and 1930's in Groseclose, Smyth County. My mother's best friend. I also have an aunt named for her.


SURNAMES: WALLS
Carrie Padgette Sunday, May 16, 1999
Lindsey L. WALLS last known location was in 1902-1904, he lists SMYTH county, marion, as his place of residence on his civil war confederate pension request, anyone else researching WALLS from SMYTH county, please email me.


SURNAMES: THOMPSON
Andrea Riley Thursday, May 13, 1999
I am looking for information on Samuel A. Thompson married Minnekva Musselwhite from Smyth County Va, I think parents were Robert& Jane Thompson from Smyth County 1850 cenus,can anyone confirm this or have info.


SURNAMES: DUNCAN
Jim Webb Sunday, May 9, 1999
DUNCAN, Rosco - Born about 1899 in Yancey Co., NC. Son of Thomas I. Duncan and Loucinda Edwards. He reportedly moved to Atkins, Smyth Co., VA as a young man (after 1920) and resided there until his death(date unknown). Any info appreciated on how to find Rosco through official records, I have tried usual sources without any success for lack of a death date, etc. Thank You, Jim Webb


SURNAMES: DUVALL
Maria Duvall Thursday, May 6, 1999
I had relatives that came from Kentucky/ Virgina/ Smyth county? Not sure, but they were the Duvall's. If you know something let me know. Thank you for you help! Maria Duval


SURNAMES: WALTHAM * WORTHAN
Robin Farmer Tuesday, May 4, 1999
We are looking for information on Nancy.She was married in Smyth County on Oct.11,1843.We know her parents were James & Mary Worthan.We are trying to trace Indian bloodline,but so far I have only come to dead-ends.Please help me if you can.Thank You.


SURNAMES: ANDERSON * KILLINGER
Jay Hoofnagle Monday, May 3, 1999
I am looking for information about Jacob Anderson, a Smyth County pioneer and Revolutionary War soldier, who supposedly fought at King's Mountain and lived in what was then Washington County. He had a son Isaac Anderson who [I believe] was the father of John Anderson (1779-1853, married Catherine Killinger 1803) who is my 3rd great grandfather. Jay Hoofnagle


SURNAMES: NICKELS * ROBINSON
Keith Nichols Sunday, May 2, 1999
I am seeking the descendants of Mathias and Mary (Robinson) Nickels. Mathias was born ca 1786 and died April 16, 1853 in Smyth Co., VA. He and Mary were married March 17, 1841 in Smyth Co. This was apparently his second marriage. His children were: Emily Jane (married Ptolemy Kirk); William K.; Franklin (married Caroline Painter); Levisa Jane; Mary Ann (married George F. Barton); and Morgan (married Mary Ann ?).


SURNAMES: ANDERSON * HAGA
J. B. Bruce Monday, April 26, 1999
I am looking for information as to the parents of Thomas H. Anderson (1800-1864) who was the second husband of Celia Haga (1815-1912). They had at least nine children. I think they were Thomas Marion, Abrose, Amos, Wiley G., Mary Jane, Sally, Harvey, Marshall, and James Leroy (1860-1932). James Leroy married Elizabeth Ann Dinkins and died in Hamblen County, Tennessee. Any information on the parents of Thomas H. Anderson would be appreciated. I have the Haga line above Celia Haga. Celia Haga died in Smyth County in the Chilhowie area. I believe they were born in Grayson County. Thank you for any information you can provide.


SURNAMES: Landreth
Debbie Seibert Saturday, April 24, 1999
Looking for Mariah Landreth b. 1820's. Family legend says that Landreth's owned Landreth Seed Co. Maybe in Smyth Co.


SURNAMES: HARRIS * KING
Joy King Saturday, April 24, 1999
Looking for any information of Lillie Victoria HARRIS who lived in SMYTH COUNTY. She was born, according to family records, February, 1861. She married Robert Lee KING of Wythe County, had eleven children, and eventually moved to Johnson City, Tenn. Family lore has it that she was a Cherokee. I have hit the famous Brick Wall in finding information about her. If you have any help. clues, or hints, please e-mail. Joy King


SURNAMES: BISHOP * DOYLE
Joy King Saturday, April 24, 1999
Looking for information about Catherine BISHOP and her husband, J. DOYLE. James Doyle came from Ireland or his father immigrated to SMYTH COUNTY, Va.


SURNAMES: BROOKS * NICKELL
Marcia Keith Friday, April 23, 1999
I am searching for info on JAMES C. BROOKS b 1798 VA married to MARY UNKNOWN. So far the only census listing I have located for them is 1850 in Morgan Co, KY, where they settled sometime after the birth of their youngest child in 1841. Their children (all of whom were probably born in Smyth Co, VA) were:
--ARCHIBALD HARRISON BROOKS b 1824 md ISABELLE UNKNOWN
--JAMES BROOKS b 1830 md SALLY DENNIS
--HANNAH BROOKS b 1831 md MOSES LACY
--JOHN ERASTUS BROOKS b 1832 md DORCAS FRENCH
--CATHARINE "KITTY" BROOKS b 1833 md JAMES WILSON NICKELL
--AUGUSTUS BROOKS b 1834 md CAROLINE LACY
--RUFUS BROOKS b 1834 (possibly twin of Augustus)
--CHARLES BROOKS b 1839
--LEONIDAS BROOKS b 1841
I am a descendant of JAMES W. NICKELL and KITTY BROOKS, through their son ULYSSES GRANT NICKELL and his 3rd wife, ELIZABETH WALLACE, who was previously married to BOONE BYRD. Thanks!


SURNAMES: LAMBERT
Helen Reynolds Saturday, April 17, 1999
I am trying to locate a David LAMBERT. He was born in Wythe County in1812. His parents were Michael and Mary Michaels LAMBERT. Have been told that he moved to Smyth County. Not sure when but he was not in the Wythe County Census in 1850. Any info on this person would be greatly appreciated.


SURNAMES: DURHAM * THARP
Donna Williams Thursday, April 15, 1999
My great,great,grandmother was Sally Durham. I think she was from Virginia. I'm looking for her husbands name, he fought in the war. I think his name was John Allen Tharp. He and my grandmother had nine kids. Ike,Blue,Nancy,Mattie,Doss,Mae and three I don't know. Anyway Nancy Belle Tharp married Karl K Huff and moved to Tx. I have reason to believe that they may have lived in Smyth county or fought in Smyth county durning the war.


SURNAMES: SANDERS * McKEE * DAVIS * BROWNE * ROUSE
Patricia Mathews Wednesday, April 14, 1999
I stumbled on the new LDS site this morning. When I submitted my MATERNAL gparents' names,(Rouse and Browne)-Smyth County came up. That's my father's side. I was born in Saltville. My father, Newell McKee Sanders was born in Chilhowie. Could there be any clues to my mother's background here? Thank you! So happy to find you!!!! Patricia


SURNAMES: FEARS * FARE/FAIR
Judy Shamp Wednesday, April 14, 1999
I am searching for information on an Edmo(u)nd FEARS/FARE/FAIR that is said to have been born in Saltville(Smyth)Va ca 1747-57. . His parents may have been James FEARS and Keziah ?, but this is just supposition at this time. He may have been the Edmund that was mentioned in the will of James FEARS of St. Patrick's Parish (Prince Edward) Va , written 1797 and probated in that county in 1804. Edmo(u)nd FEARS/FARE/FAIR is my gggggrandfather and was later documented in Burke Co,NC with a wife Silence (no last name known) and a family of 7 children. He fought in the RW with Mc Dowell at King's Mtn. and later moved to KY. .Where he died in 1825 at Liberty(Casey) KY. If there is anyone that has any information on these persons please contact me. I have looked so long and this "brick wall" has me really stymied


. SURNAMES: COMBS * PENNINGTON
April Saturday, April 10, 1999
I am searching for the ancestors of my grandmother, Lucy Pennington. Her parents are said to be Cora COMBS and Troy PENNINGTON. Lucy was born in Marion, Smyth Co., Virginia on December 19, 1927. Lucy married Whitfield Taylor in the 1940's although I don't have the exact date. If this sounds familiar to anyone, please E-mail me at Saddler301@aol.com. Thanks you in advance. April
P.S. Troy Pennington may have been born on a Cherokee reservation. Does anyone know where this reservation might be?


SURNAMES: PUCKETT * SAYERS
Carol Olmos Saturday, April 10, 1999
I am looking for information on john henry sayers son of Andrew and nancy puckett sayers from smyth county va. thank you


SURNAMES ; HOLT * YOUNG * SNAVELY
Jackie Friday, April 2, 1999
JOSEPH J. HOLT, inn keeper-merchant-farmer, was born in Virginia about 1817, parents and birthplace unknown. His name appears on the Personal Property Tax Lists of Smyth County,VA, 1842-1848-1849-1850+. His first deed was recorded in Smyth County, 1844. Joseph J. Holt married in Tazewell County,Aug 1852, MARY M. YOUNG, daughter of Nathaniel Young. They returned to live in Smyth County and remained there until Oct 1859, when Joseph and family moved on to Texas. They may have journeyed to Texas with the family of NICHOLAS A. SNAVELY and wife, LEAH, who came from North Carolina to settle in Smyth County about 1850, Any information relative to his birthplace or parents will be greatly appreciated. Jackie jd22294@aol.com


SURNAMES: LOVE * GROSS * WELCH
Loretta Love Grover Thursday, April 1, 1999
Ransom Love md (1) Susan Welch, (2) Susan Elizabeth Gross. Elizabeth Gross md Ransom in 1865 and apparently resided in Marion,Smyth County for the rest of her life. I am looking for more information on Ransom. Also looking for death date of Elizabeth-she was still alive on the 1920 census.


SURNAMES: CLINE * KINSER
Mary Kay Mabe Thursday, April 1, 1999
Rush Floyd Cline was born in Wythe County in 1857; moved to Smyth County sometime between 1880 and 1883 with his first wife, Missouri J.(Kinser)Cline - children Lula, Crockett, Lena, Floyd, and James born in Smyth County. Missouri died sometime around 1898. Rush remarried and remained in Smyth County; died October 16, 1926, in St. Clair Township, buried in Blue Springs Cemetery. Would like to know if Missouri is also buried in Blue Springs Cemetery and what are the dates on her headstone. Rush's second wife, Minerva A.(Parks)Cline, died after 1920. Is she also buried with Rush?


SURNAMES: BAKER * HASH
Mara Fisk Wednesday, March 31, 1999
I am seeking information on my gggrandfather, Andrew Baker, born 8/9/1820 in Ashe Co., NC. Married Mary "Polly" Hash (b. 8/23/1823 in Ashe Co., d. 12/12/1900 in Harrison, Boone Co., AR) on 1/3/1840 in Ashe Co. Andrew died 3/16/1902 in Harrison, Boone Co., Arkansas. Children were Felix S., Nancy Letitia, Hannah Elizabeth, Sarah E., Lear, Levi Francis (my ggrandfather), Virginia Louisia, Eli, and William. Felix S., the eldest son, was educated at the Liberty Academy of Smyth Co., VA. Family tradition says that Andrew Baker moved his family to Arkansas from either Wythe or Smyth Co., VA. Would appreciate very much hearing from anyone who can help me locate info further back on either side of this family or who believes we have a connection.


SURNAMES: SCATES
Chris Hough Wednesday, March 31, 1999
We are looking for the farm of Zebulon Scates on and around 1850s between Chilhowie and Marion in Smyth County. Could anyone locate it for us? This was the great great great grandfather of our family. Thanks


SURNAMES: REAGAN
Brenda Nichols Monday, March 29, 1999
Looking for information on a Methodist minister named Nicholas Reagan who lived in the part of Washington Co., VA that later became Smyth Co. I would like to know where his church was located and where those church records may be found.


SURNAMES: BISHOP * CALL
Looking for information on Hellans/Hellens Bishop. Married 1) Malinda Call in Smyth Co. 12/10/1832 2) Nancy Tilson 9/5/1840. Died abt 1847 in Smyth Co. May have had 2 children with Malinda Call. After Hellans death, Nancy Tilson Bishop moved to E-TN/W-NC with three children.


SURNAMES: WILLIAMS * EATON
Louise Semones Saturday, March 27, 1999
Richard Williams 1700c Pa/1797 Va.m)Margaret Jones Eaton issues: All of their issues mentioned in his will. From one son Joseph, we have two lines=Jenkin 1720c /1829 & Thomas 1785 Wythe co Va/ Smyth Co Va. Still trying to prove Thomas since he was not mention in father's will. Were they really brothers ? 60yr ?? differ in the brothers ages ? All childres noted Smyth/Wythe Co Va. due to the county line changes. Appreciate any help.


SURNAMES: WYATT
Cindy Binning Friday, March 26, 1999
Looking for any info. on Bertha Wyatt.b.late 1800's.Probally not married to but had children with Layfayette Elswick. She may have been from Smyth county,VA.


SURNAMES: SNIZEK
William D. Snizek Thursday, March 25, 1999
Looking for birth record from February 19, 1977 in Marion, Virgnia, Smyth County. Birth of any males.


SURNAMES: JENKINS * BABB * FITCH
Coral Babb Thursday, March 25, 1999
I need marriage record for Wm JENKINS b 1795 Smyth Va to Judia FITCH b 1790 Va . Judia may have married a HAYWARD for #1 marriage. I also need marriage record for Benjamin BABB b 1818 {1810} to a Renda ? unknown about 1838.


SURNAMES: CRESS * CRASS
Frank Covey Sunday, March 21, 1999
I am looking for a John Crasss, or Cress, born 1779, believed to have married a Elizabeth Hudson, possibly Smyth County Va. Also looking for parents of John.


SURNAMES: SHOEMAKER
Linda Hindman Friday, March 19, 1999
I'm looking for the family of Joshua Shoemaker, b. 1809 near the head of the North Fork of the Holston River. Does anyone have anything on Shoemaker's in this area in the late 1700's, early 1800's? Any clue would be helpful. Thanks. Linda Hindman


SURNAMES: SHUPE * MASON
Jan Combs Friday, March 12, 1999
In 1850 and 1870 Smyth county census there was an Andrew Shupe and Malinda Shupe living in St. Claire twp . In 1850 a Henry Mason and Louisa ? Mason lived with them. If anyone is researching either of these families, I would like to exchange information.


SURNAMES: ANDERSON * THOMPSON
Sidney Price Tuesday, March 9, 1999
Seeking descendants of Isaac Waller THOMPSON (son of Raleigh THOMPSON and Polly MELTON) and his wife, Frances ANDERSON (dau of James ANDERSON), married Smyth Co, 23 April 1872. They were still living in Smyth Co for 1900 census.I have much info to share on Isaac.


SURNAMES: GREEVER * GREIVER * GRIEVER
Pat Monday, March 8, 1999
Searching for information on Hannah Greiver or Griever born in Smyth County in 1803. Would love to hear from descendants of the Greiver/Griever family and exchange information.


SURNAMES: SHUPE * LANDRETH * ROBERTSON
Dolores Clark Thursday, March 4, 1999
Need a mg record for Josiah Shupe and his wife Levina ? (may be Robertson). Their dtr Louisa md Jesse D. Landreth. Josiah, Levina and their family are listed in the 1870 Smyth Co. Census, St. Clair Township. Thank You, Dolores Clark


SURNAMES: HUTTON * BAUGH * SLEMP * MCCALL
Diane Costello Wednesday, March 3, 1999
I am researching Leonard HUTTON, probably son of John Hatton, who came to Washington/Smyth Co area in the 1780s from York, PA. Leonard HUTTON married Martha McCall in 1793 and then Nancy Baugh in 1818. Also looking for the parents of George Washington HUTTON, born about 1826 who married Sarah Ann Slemp, d/o Frederick and Selia Slemp.


SURNAMES: MURCER * MERCER * MUSSER
Mannon Tuesday, March 2, 1999
Looking for a John Henry Murcer born about 1865 in Virginia. His parents are unknown. He was believed to be in Smyth County in 1870, maybe living with another family. Also Mercer, Musser. He married in Ashe County, N.C. in 1885.


SURNAMES: MUSSELWHITE * TAYLOR * HOGSTON * MONTGOMERY
Charlotte Musselwhite BealSunday, February 28, 1999
My grandparents lived in Smyth County all their lives. Their names were William King Musselwhite and wife May Elizabeth Taylor Musselwhite. His father and mother were William Alexander Musselwhite and Margaret Montgomery Musselwhite. The taylor grandparents had about 6 children. May Elizabeth's parents were Hamilton Taylor and Mary (Taylor) Taylor. They had a son named Roy Taylor, who lived way up in the mountains past Allison Gap. I believe his daughter still lives in Smyth County, and I would like to know her name. The Taylor grandparents had about 8 children. I attended Allison Gap Elementary School wile I lived with my Musselwhite grandparents. I want to learn any information about them I possibly can. I have been searching the web for a long time, but I haven't specifically discovered anything about anyone I mentioned above. I have thought about putting a query in the Saltville Progress, but I am not really sure I really want to do that. Maybe you can help me in some way. I would appreciate anything you can do. Thanks, Charlotte Musselwhite Beal


SURNAMES: PENNINGTON * DAVIS
Terry Lane Saturday, February 27, 1999
Looking for parents of Virginia Pennington. She married Robert Franklin Davis in Smyth County. She was born about 1885. They had my grandfather, Victor Blane Davis, b. abt. 1906. Thanks.


SURNAMES: JONES * DEBOARD
Cecil E. Pultz Thursday, February 25, 1999
Looking for info on family of Harvey Thomas Jones b. 4-10-1883 in Chilhowie (Smythe Co. ?)and mother Katherine (Martha) Deboard? b. 1855 d. 1-21-1925. Thanks, Cecil


SURNAMES: CALL
Gary Miller Thursday, February 25, 1999
I am looking for info on all Call family line. The name was spelled Caul at one time. John Call moved into area around 1830.


SURNAMES: WHEELER * BLESSING
Lee Wheeler Wednesday, February 24, 1999
I am looking for informaton on a John Wheeler who was born in Smyth co. in 1779 and married a Mary Blessing, born in Smyth also. They were married at Cumberland gap and lived in Smyth co till moving to Know Co. Tenn. about 1828-9. Grandfather was James Wheeler. They owned property in the county. thank you,Lee Wheeler


SURNAMES: AKERS * SUIT
Marsha Daniell Saturday, February 20, 1999
Searching for my family from Smyth co.Va.Thomas AKERS may have been born in buckingham co.Va. married Mary Emma SUIT 23 oct.1845 in Smythe co. Va. Some of their childrens names were John S.,James S.,Safrona C.,Nathan W.,Ransom,Wm.,Mary.Any information on any of our family members would be greatly appreciated! Marsha


SURNAMES: RICHARDSON * HICKS * HAYS * GILES * MCDONALD
Christiana Wilson Saturday, February 20, 1999
Looking for information on the Smyth Co. families of Richardson and McDonald. Evan D. Richardson (1821-1896 in Smyth Co.) married Katherine V. McDonald (1822-1876) Smyth Co. Hays, Hicks and Giles surnames tie into Richardsons. Any info, suggestions or leads, please e-mail me at elfgenes@aol.com. Thanks - Christiana Wilson


SURNAMES: FARRIS * RING
Johnny Jackson Saturday, February 20, 1999
Looking for the Farris's of Saltville. Parents of W.O.Farris, Sidney Farris, Flora Farris, and Frank Farris . One more brother not known . I know parents were not married but both were Farris's. W.O. married Ella Ring in Russell co. and had Willie Russell, Ida, Lolyn, Edward Dolyn, Gaye, Flora, Anna, Charlie, Harry, and Bob. Any help would be appreciated.


SURNAMES: SMYTH
Marshall Smyth Wednesday, February 17, 1999
Hi, I'm Marshall Smyth, and I'm wondering if Smyth County is pronounced like Smith, or if it's pronounced like Smyth---rhyming more with might. Has there ever been a change in the pronunciation? Who is Smyth county named after? During the civil war, was it an independent county? I noticed it is approximately circular in shape. This is unusual. Would you be so kind as to tell me why it is shaped so? I know I'm a northerner, but I surely do have an appreciation for the genteel ways of Virginia. I lived in Norfolk for awhile, many years ago, and enjoyed it there very much. I may be the oldest son of the oldest son of the oldest son of the person Smyth County is named after. I'd like to check in on that. Thank you for your time. Marshall Hugh Smyth, Descended from men with the first names of Moses.


SURNAMES: DUNCAN
Cindy Wednesday, February 17, 1999
In the Smyth County inquiries on Jan. 29th, Mary McClune wanted information on John W. Duncan and Mary Frances C. Duncan, This is my ggrandparents, but can not get e-mail to go through to her. If she reads this, please send me a message. Thank you.


SURNAMES: CARTER * HUNNEL
William D. Carter Tuesday, February 16, 1999
I am looking for the father of Reese Carter. Reese is listed on Smyth county census of 1850. He was married,Jan. 28 1847,to Susan Hunnel in Smyth county. He is listed as 22 years when the 1850 census was taken. He is my 2g father. Any information about Reese Carter and His father will be appreciated.


SURNAMES: CLYBURN * CLAIBORNE
Jane Cox Sunday, February 14, 1999
Looking for information on Samuel Clyburn married to Nancy ?? Samuel was born may 7, 1787, married Feb. 1805, and died in Saltville, Va. (Smyth Co.) All of this information was given to me, I would like to find proof that the above is true. A death certificate, marriage entry, ect... Does anyone know any of the above.


SURNAMES: BOGLE * SMOTHERS * HARTLEY
June MILLWOOD Sunday, February 14, 1999 Need info on Joseph C. BOGLE b1840s NC; resided in Smyth Co, Va late 1860S TO 1884 with wife Minerva Evaline HARTLEY and their 8 ch -- (his marriage to Evaline not documented). Evaline married Jacob SMOTHERS in 1884 in Grayson Co, Va. After her marriage, the surviving 4 BOGLE children went to live with other families and ultimately removed to Texas. Can anyone supply the blanks for me. June Millwood, 605 Western Drive, Memphis, Tn 38122


SURNAMES: BRANSON * GRUBB * STROUP * HENEGAR * GEER * HAYDEN
David A. Grubb Saturday, February 13, 1999
Seeking information on the family of Henry L. Branson. b. mid-1800's (location unknown). Lived in the Saltville area of Smyth County, Virginia, m. Aline Henegar/Henager/Hengar. The only child I know of was Benjamin Franklin Branson b. 1875 in Saltville, VA m. Elizabeth Ann Geer b. March 10, 1873 in Saltville, VA, daughter of Thomas Geer and Nancy Hayden. Benjamin and Elizabeth moved to McDowell County, WV in abt. 1907. Any information appreciated.


SURNAMES: SEXTON * JONES
Thomas Welch Thursday, February 11, 1999
Need info on my great grand parents Calvin Jones b1840 and his wife Polly Sexton. Were married after Civil War and moved to Floyd County Ky., then to Boyd County Need info on parents of both Calvin and Polly. They had three sons Calvin Jr, Roscoe and Grover.


SURNAMES: TALLEY * COLLINS
Sheryl Talley Thursday, February 11, 1999
I am searching for further information of our Ancestors in Smyth Co. VA. Abner Walker Talley born May 1887 place unknown. Abner died Dec. 15, 1915 Rich Valley, Smyth Co. VA. He married Rosalie Collins Jan. 1, 1901 Smyth Co. Abner's death record lists his parents as Joe or Jos Talley and Caroline Tally both born VA. They had two known children Howard Abraham born Mar. 20, 1908, Saltville Smyth Co. VA and Albert. I am Particularly interested in more information of Abner's parents and who Rosalie's parents were. When did they come to Smyth Co. and from where?


SURNAMES: RUSSELL * CURRIN
Elizabeth Tuesday, February 9, 1999
Looking for info on Patterson or Patrick Francis Russell. He was born 1n 1840 in Boston, MA. He married Mary Susan Elizabeth Currin on 24 Oct 1867 in Smyth Co., VA. Who were his parents? Also, is there any info on P. F. Russell and wife Mary in Roundhill Cemetery in Smyth Co., VA? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


SURNAMES: BOGLE
June Millwood Monday, February 8, 1999
researching Joseph C. Bogle who was living with wife and children in Smyth Co, Va - he disappeared from records after 1870.


SURNAMES: BISHOP
Mark S. Smith Sunday, February 7, 1999
I am looking for info on Matthew Bishop who was in Smyth Co.,Va in the late 1700's and later went to Tn. He was a Revolutionary Soldier from Smyth Co. that fought at King Mt. Looking to know where is died and his children's names. Thanks for any info.


SURNAMES: FOX
Dennis N. Ore Sunday, February 7, 1999
My ancestor was Daniel S. Fox, born circa 1835, son of Aquilla Fox. Daniel's civil war pension states that he was born in Smythe County, VA. Aquilla is found living in Tennessee in 1840. Do you know of this family? Daniel may have had a brother named Adam. Thanks, Dennis


SURNAMES: MEDLEY * PIERCE
Brent H. Williams) Sunday, February 7, 1999
Looking for information on Nathaniel Medley b.1820 NC & Matilda A.(surname unknown)b. 1838 VA. Children were Stephen H.,Charlie, Eddie, Benton Thomas & Willie.This was his second marriage, he was married first to Lydia Pierce. If anyone is researching this family, please e-mail me.


SURNAMES: JAMES * WHISMAN * HOLIDAY
John Massey Saturday, February 6, 1999
Seeking information on William M. James and Elizabeth Holiday James who lived in Smyth County VA. Also seeking information on Rebecca Whisman who married James James of the Sugar Grove area. John James son of James James married Mary Elizabeth James daughter of William James. John and Mary Elizabeth are ancestors of mine.


SURNAMES: LUMSFORD * LUNSFORD
Roberta Wednesday, February 3, 1999
Seek info on John Lumsford, listed on the 1850 Smyth Co.,VA.census, with wife Masseny and children, Wm. N, Thomas A., John D., Mary Ann, James M.,Nancy E.,Benjamin S., Also listed in household is Rachel A. Fox and Mary Rolen.


SURNAMES: BUNCH
GLENNA Monday, February 1, 1999
i am looking for information on fuel bunch he was my gr gr grandfather he was married to a harriet . and maybe an aggie brooday in smyth co he allso married a susan sadler any information would be great thank you glenna russw@wwwd.net


SURNAMES: TOTTEN * CALHOUN * KAEGLEY * KEGLEY
Rich Lowe Saturday, January 30, 1999
My wife's family by the name of TOTTEN was said to have been in the area of "Atkins Tank", VA for parts of 3 generations. Would enjoy hearing from anyone with knowledge of the TOTTEN family. John Totten died there in 1862. His son, John m. Margaret CALHOUN. Their son, George Washington Totten was born there the same year 1862. G.W. later married Mary Ann KAEGLEY. Would like to hear from anyone with knowledge of these surnames.


SURNAMES: MAYS * SCOTT
Robert H. (Bob) Mayse Saturday, January 30, 1999
SNIDER BURTON MAYS is cited in the 1860 Smyth County census as Snider B. Mays, a fifty-five year old carpenter in the town of Marion. NOTHING more is as yet evident about his activities in Smyth County. If present, Snider is unrecognizable in the VA censuses of 1850 & 1840, although his apparently estranged wife (ELIZABETH SCOTT) & at least two of his three known children (JOSEPH JACKSON & ELIZA JANE) resided during 1850 in adjacent Wythe County. Prior to 1860, the last known record of Snider developed in 1836, when he sold a house, two lots, & furniture in the community of Mt. Airy, in Wythe near the Smyth County line, to James W. Sheffey. Although none of the family is evident in the 1840 VA census, Snider is present in the 1830 Wythe County census. Prior to that, a court record indicates his 1825 presence to have been in Pittsylvania County, where it is believed that he was born & raised. Snider's wife Elizabeth & son 'Jackson' are present in the 1850 Wythe census . . . both by such time identified by a CHANGED surname spelling, MaysE. Jackson, his wife, & children left VA for TN, about 1859. The last VA record found for this Mays>MaysE family reflected the 1866 marriage in Wythe of Eliza Jane Mayse to Joseph M. Collins. My e-mail address of ihr@fbg.net awaits your input. Many thanks from Bob Mayse of Fredericksburg, TX.


SURNAMES: MANLEY
Barbara (Manley) Moran Friday, January 29, 1999
Looking for information on my gg-grandfather, John L. Manley who served in Confederate Army for KY. His outfit was disbanded in Marion (Smyth County) VA in about 1862. He remained in VA (guessing Smyth Co.) and married a Malinda J. (unknown) and had two daughters (one born abt. 1865, other abt. 1867) before returning to KY. This information has been taken from the 1880 KY Census and a Confederate Pension Application. Looking for the surname of Malinda (later referred to as Malindy) and any information about she and her family. Please reply to BMoran0016@aol.com Thanks!


SURNAMES: DUNCAN * CALLIHAM
Mary McClune Friday, January 29, 1999
Researching John W. Duncan 1871/1943 and Mary Francis "Fannie" Calliham 1878/1961.


SURNAMES: JONES * CALLAHAM
Mary McClune Friday, January 29, 1999
Looking for Wm. R. Jones, son of AM & Mary Jones from Smyth Co. Maried Susannah M. Calliham b 1868 dau of John Calliham.


SURNAMES: AYERS * LOVELL
Billy Lewis Wednesday, January 27, 1999
Looking for any information about the AYERS family from Smyth Co. Va. My great grandmother was Rhoda Ann AYERS born abt. 1878. She married Lewis Jackson LOVELL born abt. 1874 in Scott Co. Va. Any assistance is appreciated! Billy


SURNAMES: BROWN * GASTINEAU
Judith Kehl Tuesday, January 26, 1999
My ancestor, Elizabeth Mercer Brown Gastineau is said to be buried in Smythe Cty, VA in St. Clair Bottom Cemetary. She died in 1808; was born in VA about 1766-l767 and was the wife of Job Gastineau, Sr. Need clue to her father, John Brown. Burial record may help. Judith Kehl, jakehl@wolfenet.com


SURNAMES: EVITTS
Diana Doss Mercer Friday, January 22, 1999
iam looking for my evitts and i think they may have been in smyth co sometime in 1800's


SURNAMES: CALDWELL * SURBER
Genevieve Hutfless Thursday, January 21, 1999
I am trying to locate a relative of or information on any children of Charles Surber b. 1847 d. __ and Julia Caldwell b.__d.___of Smyth County, Virginia. I believe they lived in Saltville. Charles and Julia had 11 children that I know of including: Pearl d. 1937, Margaret, Lucy d. 1937, Gay, Maude, James Dunkley d. 1935, William Herbert d. 1979, Robert Stuart, Staley Raymon, Albert McKinley and Elsie Beulah b. June 7, 1901 d. April 28, 1936. I am searching for their birthdates, family members names, etc...If you have any information please Email me! Thank you for your help in advance!!


SURNAMES: WILSON * BURKETT * TODD
Harley Wilson Wednesday, January 20, 1999
Looking for brothers, sisters or any information on Samuel Joseph WILSON b: abt 1835 in Davidson County NC. He married Mary Elizabeth BURKETT in Marian, Smyth County VA 3 Mar 1858. His parents were John WILSON and Elizabeth TODD married 3 Nov. 1819 in Rowan County NC.


SURNAMES: DOYLE
Joy King Friday, January 15, 1999
Mary Catherine Doyle 10/04/1882 married Lomie H. King. I am interested in discovering information about her parents James Doyle and Clemtine Walton King. Thanks so much! Joy King


SURNAMES: HATFIELD
Mike Curtis Wednesday, January 13, 1999
Looking for exact death date for Nancy Crabtree Hatfield, d. 1902 in Smyth County. Would also like to find burial location for Nancy and husband Davis W. Hatfield d. March 28, 1928 in Smyth County.


SURNAMES: SHRAKE
Mary F. Kelley Tuesday, January 12, 1999
Interested in locating information about P.Q. SHRAKE who I believed lived in Smyth Co. around 1906-1910. He was a building contractor. Would like to learn about his life and his company. Thank you for any assistance.


SURNAMES: McLEOD
Mary F. Kelley Tuesday, January 12, 1999
Looking for information about McLEOD family living in Smyth County in the 1940s.


SURNAMES: GILLESPIE
Julie-Anne Gillespie Sunday, January 10, 1999
Looking to verify birth, marriage etc. of Elijah Gillespie and John P. (Poplar) Gillespie. It is believed that John P. was born in Smyth Co. approx. 1817. Not sure if record would show up in Smyth Co. or in Wythe or Washington. Any help would be truly appreciated.


SURNAMES: AKER
Jay Akers Sunday, January 10, 1999
Smyth county Joesph Aker


SURNAMES: Hogston * Holbrook
Bernice McCormick on Friday, January 8, 1999
I am looking for any information on these two families. I have traced the Hogstons back to Smyth County and I believe that the Holbrooks originated from there also.


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