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Shelia Iron Dellinger Sunday, December 31, 2000
I would like some informattion on my ggggrandfather,John Irons, my gggrandfather John Irons, or my ggrandfather Robert L. Irons. They all lived in Marion, Smyth county, Va. in the 1800. In 1831 John Irons was a magistrate in the Marion district, he was married to a Francis A. Pruner, and in later 1800's my ggrandfather, Robert L. Irons was shot and killed in Grundy,Buchanan county, Va. He was ,married to a Hibbitts lady from Grundy. I can not find out any more information on my ancestors so if you could help me I would appreciate it.I'm just not putting in the correct information to get answers and I am at a standstill. thanking you in advance, I remail, Shelia Iron Dellinger

Bev Faulkner Thursday, December 28, 2000
I now have the birth dates & marriages of my great aunts and am trying to find death dates so that I can send for copies of death certificates. Can anyone help? 1)Sarah Victoria Cress Haulsie b:03 Feb 1865 Smyth Co. VA - m: 19 Oct 1884 - Smyth Co. - A. M. Haulsie s/o A. M. Haulsie. 2)Melvina V. Cress Hutton b:14 Apr 1867 - Smyth Co. VA m: 09 Jan 1888 - Smyth Co. VA - John F. Hutton s/o Joseph/Josiah & Mary A. Hutton. 3)Daisey E. Cress Parks b:23 Aug 1869 - Smyth Co. VA m:22 Aug 1892 - Smyth Co.- Noah R. Parks s/o David F. & Rosey Parks. 4)Eliza Jane Cress Bonham b:19 Fb 1858 - Smyth Co.VA m: 1885 ? James Bonham. Would really appreciate any help or information anyone can give me regarding death dates, or any other information,of these four sisters - daughters of Josiah Cress & Nancy V. Brown. Thanks. Bev in Oregon

William Ernest Thursday, December 28, 2000
My father james alfred smyth came from a large family of 18, dad passed away in 1973 whilst on holiday in england, I have two brothers in england, was wondering if we are related to the smyth's in smyth county!! Thanks in waiting. bill smyth

Vickie Richardson Casteel Wednesday, December 27, 2000
My search has sent me to Smyth Co Virginia looking for info on great grandmother Nanette Rebecca Madden who married Arthur Brisby or Richardson. He may have meet her there because hes family did live there for a while . They are both buried in Giles Co TN. I have no picture not anything on her.

Cindy Wills Wednesday, December 27, 2000
I would like to contact the Gollehon family of Smyth County, Virginia. Rachel Gollehon born between 1800-1822 who married John Stalcup is my relative. Her father was Robert Gollehon. I believe there are still descendants of this family in Smyth County. I would like to know when Rachel was born and when she died and the marriage date to John Stalcup. Thank you.

Faye Elder Wednesday, December 27, 2000
I would like to correspond with anyone having information on Lewis Dempsey who lived in Smyth County VA according to the 1860 Federal Census, 7 Mile Ford. He served in the 48th Virginia Inf'y. during the Civil War. Lewis filed for a pension while living in Washington County VA in 1900. Lewis was a brother to my great great grandfather, John Allen Dempsey. They were born in SC. Any help appreciated. Faye Elder

Robert Powell, Jr. Monday, December 25, 2000
In search of any information on my ggg grandfather Isiah Elsbeth Powell b.1823 Halifax Co. He married Christina Emerline Jones 12 Apr 1852. Any information on descendants on Isiah or Christina would be appreciated.

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BJFarris Sat, 23 Dec 2000
Looking for ancestors of the Charles (b. 1808) and Susan (b. 1815) Umphries (Humphries) family. Believed to have settled in Pulaski Co., Va before moving to Smyth Co. One son, Smyth E. Umphries, was killed in the Civil War. Does anyone have connection with this family?

Barb Norvell Friday, December 22, 2000
I need a lookup in Smyth County Census for the following: Adolphus Cole and wife Elizabeth - 1900 and 1920; Spencer Warren and wife Margaret or Tempie - 1920 and 1930 (don't know if 30 is available yet)

Nan Friday, December 22, 2000
I am looking for William Wiley? Riley? Ford from Smyth Co., VA.He was married to Mary Savannah or Susannah (unknown) abt 1900 and had daughter Margaret or Maggie....Any one have these names in their Ford Lines? Thank you...Nan-wv

Joe Patrick Friday, December 22, 2000
Looking for relatives of the following Patricks: 1. Charles Hamel Patrick born June 18 1928 in Mccrady Va Smyth County. Father james Marion Patrick. 2. Robert Clarence Patrick born May 25, 1915 in Smyth County lived in North Holston in 1936. 3. Marion Brown Patrick born November 22, 1883. Thanks. Check out my webstite for more family info.

Tom Haynes Tuesday, December 19, 2000
Am looking for any information about Dunlap family. Don't know much, so almost any thing would be helpful. I do know My grandfather (William Thomas Dunlap) was born in Virginia, 1866. I think it was Smyth County Va. He had two brothers Phil or Feild & Roser. I also think his father name was John Nicholas Dunlap and his mother Matilda Caroline (Sparks) Dunlap. Thanks. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Jacki Chase Friday, December 8, 2000
Looking for info. on Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" (Anderson) Finney. She died at the SW State Hospital in Marion in 1933, was buried in Dean Cox Cemetary in Galax VA. Betty's parents were Mastin Anderson and Jane Anderson of Grayson Co. Does anyone have any info on "Betty", her husband John Franklin Finney, or ANY Finney's in Smyth County? Or the SW State Hospital or (R.L.) Morris Funeral Home in Marion. Any information is appreciated.

Bev Faulkner Wednesday, December 6, 2000
Am trying to find some information (any information) on my g-g-grandmother Elizabeth Shupe. †† ††Elizabeth Shupe ††b: ? ††d: before 1849 - Smyth Co. VA ††m: abt 1809 ††John Cress ††b:25 Feb 1790 - Augusta Co. VA ††d: abt 1870 - Smyth Co. VA John Cress had a brother Samuel that also married a Shupe (Sarah) They lived in Johnson Co. TN. Were Sarah and Elizabeth sisters? Who are the parents? Where and when were they born? If anyone has any information they would like to share on the two Shupe women, I would like to hear from you. Thank you ~Bev in Oregon~


Susan Hairston Thursday November 30, 2000
Hi, My name is Susan Hairston. I am searching for my fathers family history. My Grandfather was Hayes Richardson and Grandmother was Suzie Russell Richardson. If you can get me on the right track I would appreciate it. I don't know the year that my grandparents deceased. I only know that my grandfather was killed in a dirt cave in when the courthouse was built in Marion. Thanks in advance for your help.

Lora Monday, November 20, 2000
Searching for info/dates/marriages for James K. Polk Russel of Smyth and Wythe counties. He married Sarah Jane (Jennie) Sanders, daughter of James and possibly Hannah. His daughter, Nannie Graham Russell m. William Armstead Nowlin, son of Joseph and Rebecca of Abingdon, Washington County. Have much info to SHARE. Thanks!

Ryan Evans Sunday, November 19, 2000
Need info on Elmer Lucas family. If anyone has any please contact me.

Shelia Iron Dellinger Sunday, November 19, 2000
I know that my ancestors lived in Marion, Smyth Co., Virginia because I have found their graves at Royal Oak Cemetary and RoundHill Cemetary. However I cannot find anything else on them.My ggggrandfather was John Irons, my gggrandfather John Irons and my grgrandfather Robert L Irons. Robert was shot and killed in Grundy,Buchanan Co. Va. around 1886. I'm not sure of the date. I will appreciate any help you can give me.

Jo Anne Friday, November 17, 2000
I'm trying to find information on Martin Luther JONES born aft 1845 in Smyth Co., VA married Sarah or Sophie Emaline GULLION. They had 6 children all born in Washington Co., VA. 1. Robert 2. William 3. John Patrick 4. Walter 5. Elizabeth 6. ? The first 3 children were born bef 1880, Walter was born in 1880. I was told that Martin put his wife in an asylum and gave the children away. Then he moved to Beaumont, Hunt, TX and remarried. I don't know if this is true. Any help will be appreciated.

Bev Faulkner Friday, November 17, 2000
Have just received copy of my grandmother's death certificate and finally know her mother's maiden name. ††- - - Parents of Clementine Cress: Josiah P. Cress b:16 Sept 1824 VA d:15 July 1914 - Smyth Co. VA m: no info on this - possibly abt 1854/55 burial - Haulsee Cemetery; Nancy V. Brown b:abt 1833/34 KY d:18 July 1896 - Smyth Co. VA burial - Haulsee Cemetery. †††††Any chance that anyone would know anythng about Nancy V. Brown? All I have is that she was born in KY. Would be grateful for any info at all. Thanks Bev in Oregon

Ann Juarez Tuesday, November 14, 2000
Looking for the family of Elizabeth/Margaret MCFARLAND(born ca 1837)in the 7 Mile Forde area of Smyth Co, 1860 Census. She may have been married by that time to Thomas HALL, She should have had children by 1860 possibly named Grayson, Margaret, lene (Ilene or Allene),and Gordon. Maybe she lived right next door to her parents (MCFARLAND). Would like to share information. Thank you, Ann

Sheryl Turk Sunday, November 12, 2000
In 1836 Smyth Co., Va Tax list we find a John S. , William S., Jacob and Stephen LYON. Marriage records for Smythe Co., indicate Jacob LYON married Elizabeth Ann ELSEY 1833; John S. LYON married Patsey CLAGHORN 1841; and William LYON married Louisa J. B. White in 1847. In the 1850 Smythe Co., Va census we find in the home of John S. LYON 29 a laborer, his wife Patsey and children William 9, James 6, Rachel 8, Margaret A. 4 and Charles 2. This is hopefully our line. Does anyone have information that John S., William S., Jacob and Stephen LYON are brothers? Who were their parents? Where did they come from? James F. Lyon(s) was listed in Elliott Co., Ky 1870-1890, Lawrence Co., Ky 1900, and Carter Co., Ky 1910. Any connections? We need to prove this is our line. Thank you.

Mary Keith Saturday, November 11, 2000
1910 Smyth County Census, Floyd D. Keith,Age 43,Mary J. (Carpenter) Age 41,Children,George W.?Age 20,Bessie A.,Age 16, & Paul J.,Age 14. Floyd and Mary J.,M.,Russell Co. He was a grandson of Gabriel & Mary A. Keith. Would appreciate ant info about this family and descendents. Thank You.

James W.Seabolt Friday, November 10, 2000
Looking for information on a Charles H. Seabolt who married a Sarah Ann Kegley Nov.7,1894 in Smyth Co.,VA. ON the marriage records say that he was born in Atchison Co.,Kansas. Also he had a son by the name of Charles Jackson whom married a Florence Mae Schuyler on Oct.27,1931. Can anyone help me out here on this . Charles H.Seabolt is my grandfather.

G. Gilchrist Friday, November 10, 2000
Please send me any information on the Trent family in Smyth/Washington Counties.

Sheila Hayden Saturday, November 4, 2000
i would like infromation on John Harrison Davidson and Zepalouis Nicklos Davidson . They live at Saltville Va. i am trying to find her ancesters. thank you for you attention. Sheila Hayden

Dean Wolbach Saturday, November 4, 2000
Seeking contacts with researchers of MUSSER family in southern Appalachia. The clan seems to have been quite extensive in Smyth, Wyth, and Washington Counties pre Revolutionary War to 1890s. Anybody know how they relate?

Skip Allen Fri, 3 Nov 2000
I am interested in the Adkins/Atkins family and the town of Atkins in Smyth Co., VA. Early records mention Adkins Ordinary located near the head of the North fork of Holston River and Owen Adkins Cabins located at the fish shoals. Does anyone have information on these locations or if the town of Atkins connects or relates to these early Atkins families? Thanks. Skip Allen

Roberta Friday, November 3, 2000
Wanting to get a copy of the marriage of Chaffin BARLOW & Jane JACOBS, they were married in Smyth County, Virginia, the Smyth County Marriage License 1832-1850 list as date of license 11-17-1843. Would glady pay someone to send me a copy of this marriage by slow mail. Thank You Roberta

Sara Tuesday, October 31, 2000
Am still looking for information about my great grandmother's family. Her name was Lummie Louthian. She married John Fields c.1904 and had my grandmother, Sarah "Sallie" Elizabeth Fields c.1907. She died c. 1909 during childbirth in which the child also died. She had a son when they married- Robert Clinton "Clint" Louthian. It is thought that her father's name was John Louthian and she supposedly had at least 2 older sisters. She was born c. 1874 in Saltville and lived there all of her life until she married John Fields when she moved to Washington Co. If anyone would have information that they would share I would greatly appreciate it as this is all that I know about her at the present time.

R. Geisler Tuesday, October 31, 2000
Researching ancestors in Smyth County and hoping someone else has more information. (1)(Annie?) Mabel FORD b. 6/18/1893 parents A.C.FORD and Kate and a brother Marvin. Any info on Mabel or parents line appreciated-especially mother Kate's maiden name. (2) William M. MCCLELLAN b. 9/1/1854 and married 10/11/1876 to (3) Josephine Davis HUBBLE b. 5/12/1861. Any info or anyone doing research on these lines please email me : )) Thanks! Renee

Allison Kegley Craft Sunday, October 29, 2000
My great great grandfather was John "Adam" Kegley from Smyth County. He was married to Jemima Darthula Crow also from Smyth County. They had 11 children: Thomas Henry Caset, John Emory "Spence" - my line, Charles William, Mary Josephine, Timothy James "Emmett" Kegley, Otty Virginia, Ollie Magadelene, Arthur Sidney, Solomon Ellis, Nellie Jane, George Jefferson. I have some info on the children, but would like to know more. If you are related please reply - I do have more genealogy on this line. Thank you.

Allison Kegley Craft Sunday, October 29, 2000
My great great great grandfather Thomas Jefferson Kegley from Smyth County was married to Mary Jane Snavely also from Smyth County. They had 11 children: John "Adam" - my line, Rachal Elizabeth, Mary Virginia Isabelle, Charles Henry, George Thomas, James J., William A., Wayman F., Gordan A., Pierce Scherer, and Martin A. I have some info on the children, but would like to know more. Also T. J. was married to Loretta A. Plott - I think they had a child Edward J. that died at 17 years of age, and when T.J. died he had Williams kids as heirs - does any one know them? If you are related please reply. I do have more genealogy on this line. Thank you.

Nana Sat, 28 Oct 2000
I am trying to connect Saphronia E. (Elizabeth?) Wassum to my family. She was married to my Great-grandfather Henry Clay Blevins. After his death she was married to a Waddle and moved from Smyth Co, VA, to Poolesville, MD. Anyone having any knowledge of her please let me know. I believe her father's name was Nicholas and mother was Annie. Two of her brothers were William and Samuel.

Melba Thursday, October 26, 2000
Looking for any information on Hellings/Hellins/Hellans/Hellens Bishop. Married 1) Malinda Call in Smyth County 12/10/1832. She died before 1840. They had children - probably Rufus, Mary Ann, John and Eliza. Married 2) Nancy Tilson in Smyth County on 9/5/1840. They had 3 children - Joseph, Sarah & Cora. Hellens died abt 1847 and Nancy moved to E-TN/W-NC with her three children. I believe Hellens is son of Noah Bishop and Sarah St. Clair but I have not been able to prove this. I would like to communicate with anyone connected with this family. Thank you.

Bonnie Umbarger 24 Oct 2000
We are researching the UMBARGER and UMBERGER families from Wythe and Smyth County, Virginia. Dewey Otis Umbarger was born in Marion Virginia. We have found a copy of his father's (William Abslom Umbarger) marriage certificate to his first wife Ellen Virginia Wolfe and a copy of his mother's (Sarah Jane Umbarger) marriage certificate to her second husband; but, we can not find a copy of a marriage certificate for William Absolom Umbarger and Sarah Jan Umbarger. Sarah was an Umbarger who married an Umbarger. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Patsy Teaster Tuesday, October 24, 2000
Looking for info of any kind on these names. Marriage record, death record,or divorce record. All events took place in Smyth Co. Va. Husbands name--Andrew Tester (My husbands grandfather); Wifes name ----Rebecca Phipps ( My husbands Grandmother)

Joe Patrick Saturday, October 21, 2000
I am looking for Decendants of Alexander Patrick from the Rich Valley area of Smyth county. Alot of the family is buried at the riverside graveyard in Rich Valley. Also take a look at my website for more info.

Carolyn Flint Wednesday, October 18, 2000
I have a 5th ggmother Mrs. Margaret Poplett(widow)who married Isaac C. Allen. Margaret B-Dec.12,l779. It is reported to me that they lived in Smythe Co. Va. Someone said in the history of Smythe Va. the Poplett name is mentioned. There is a Thompson Poplett B- January 15, 1799. He might have been a brother or nephew???? Any help would be greatly apreciated. Thanks.

Evelyn Caldwell Tuesday, October 17, 2000
I am searching for the parents of William Caldwell who was living with William and Matilda Chapman in the 1850 Smyth County Census. My husband's g-g-grandfather was a William Caldwell b. abt 1835 who married a Margaret Burgess b. 1837. I am wondering if this is the same William? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Nancy Ferguson King Tuesday, October 17, 2000
My grandfather William David Ferguson and grandmother Fanny Frances Blevins were both from Smyth County, VA. I am trying to connect family members for a genealogy that I am preparing. William David's parents were Jorden F. Ferguson and Catherine Jane Williams. Fanny Frances' parents were Henry Clay Blevins and Saphronia Elizabeth Wassum. Any knowledge of ancestors or descendants please let me know. Thanks.

Melinda Haynes Saturday, October 14, 2000
Amanda "Mandy" Shinall possibly born in Wythe Co. in the 1850's??? Her daughter Rachel Shinall married John Alexander Smith of Rich Valley/Broadford area of Smyth Co. Rachel was born in the 1870's and had a bunch of kids, one of them my gm Dora. Shinall is sometimes spelled Shinault and Chinault. Some were African-American; I'm interested in all branches. Mandy may have been listed as Melvina in some places. They are elusive!. Thanks.

Mary Henson Friday, October 13, 2000
Do you have anything on a Martin, Lawrence, Michael, Rowland, or Jacob Wolf who lived in Smyth County, Va., in the early 1800's and into the mid to late 1850's? If so, I would appreciate very much if you would e-mail it to me at Mary Wolf Henson

Emory Clay Parks Thursday, October 12, 2000
James Jeremiah Parks was born in 1829, died 1909 in Sugar Grove, Smyth Co., VA. In which cemetery is he resting? What were his parents names?

Deborah Johnson Tuesday, October 10, 2000
I am trying to find the location of a place called Royal Oak, which was the home of Col. Arthur Campbell a Revolutionary War ancestor in our family. On a historical map I found once, it places Royal Oak near Chilhowie in Smyth County. I am wondering if a more precise location is known, as my daughter is heading out that way for a visit. It is possible this was actually in Washington County, as I cannot tell from the ancient map.

Kattiey Sunday, October 8, 2000
I am searching for the information on Robert E. Lee HARRIS (b. May 06, 1873 in Smyth Co.,VA m. Betty LAWSON on Dec 31, 1900) His parents were Thomas A. HARRIS and Ellen Osborne(may be Eleanor Porter) from the 7 Mile Ford area of Smyth Co. Robert E. Lee HARRIS and Betty LAWSON had 4 children.

Cheryl Buchanan Ridenour Thursday, October 5, 2000
I am looking for information on "Barytes Mines" in Smyth Co. VA. Listed in the 1870 Smyth Co. census, a George W. Heffinger listed his occupation as a "worker in Barytes Mines". Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

T. McRae Tuesday, October 3, 2000
I'm looking for the family of Archibald Buchanan m. Patsy Matney/Polly Mattonley (m. about 1801). Children: Alexander, Archibald, Jr. William, Walter, James, Mary, Nancy, Martha. They lived in the Wythe/Smyth/Washington Co. area. Specifically, I'd like to know about ARchibald, Jr. Was he born about 1809? Thank you! Terri McRae

Christopher Hill Tuesday, September 26, 2000
Does anyone have any information regarding the Myers family of Smyth County? I know that Malburn and Lucy Myers, who were married in Ashe County, N.C., lived there, and had a bunch of kids, including William H. Myers, born 1858 in Smyth Co. He married Polly Suit. I don't know what happened to them. One of their children was my great-grandmother, Arlie Hubble Myers. According to her, William & Polly died when relatively young. Any information regarding William or Polly would be appreciated. Also, any information regarding their following children would be helpful: Ellen/Ella (born 1889), Henry J. (born 1895), or Benton Fred (born 1902). I have reason to believe that Fred ended up in Patrick County, Va., so I'll be checking there too. Thanks!

William Blackwell, Jr. Sunday, September 24, 2000
A mention was made of a History of Saltville,Smyth co,by a Mr. Blackwell in he Sept 2000 Appalachian Quarterly. Does anyone know of the history and where one might obtain a copy. Thanks, William

Schannon McCloud Friday, September 22, 2000
I am looking for any information on a david caldwell family,one son was named william riley hart caldwell,david was suppose to of taken him in,after his parents death or something.his wife's name was lydia,last name burchett we believe.she later moved from smyth county into kentucky with their children.known children were:william m.calwell,creed caldwell,and martha caldwell.also looking for any information of fleming and stambaugh families that may have been in the area.any help greatly appreciated.

Charlie Tuesday, September 19, 2000
I am searching for information on MATTHEW HOUSTON JAMES and MINNIE ROSALIA WILLIAMS in Smyth county. Matthew b; 30 March 1859,d; 31 October 1925. His wife Rosalia b; 31 March 1871, d; I think in 1945. They had six children; Ray L James,b; 1887
Graham James,b; 16 Jan 1891, d; June 1978
Clayton Denton James,b; 24 March 1894
Anna Mable James,b;15 Dec 1898
Mary Josephine James,b; 27 June 1903
Pearl Katherine James,b; 26 Jun 1908 in Washington Co.VA.
If there is anyone who can shed some light on My Grt.Grandparents please contact me.

Michael Lynn Crigger Tuesday, September 19, 2000
Robert Patterson Crigger born Sept 6, 1874 at Smyth County, VA, please advise of father's name, DOB, location; his father's name, DOB, location, etc as far back as immigration to this country from Germany.

Frank McDermott Friday, September 15, 2000
My wife Lillian Thomas was born in Saltville, Smyth County VA Looking for information on her Father "Lilburn Howard Thomas, born approximately 1908 died in the 1990s, Mother Sadie Marie Fullen, Gfather Warnie Fullen Any information greatly appreciated.

Mary Wolfe Henson Friday, September 15, 2000
My great great great grandfather was Jacob Wolfe. He lived in Smyth County Va. He came to Kentucky and lived for many years but returned to Smyth County in the 1850's and died in 1858. He was married to Eleanor McReynolds. This was possibly his 2nd marriage. He lived to be 106 years old. I need information on his parents and also on his children who remained in Smyth County. Thank you in advance.

Maymie Peters Wednesday, September 13, 2000
Am searching for info on Jonathon Bishop b:1749 in NY d:1831 Smythe Co.Va. Who was his wife? Thanks for any help.

Woodie Mullins Monday, September 11, 2000
Please, Please, someone help. My Great Grandfather was Owen C. T. Crawford, b. 10-31-1851 Washington Co., Va. d. 5-13-1919 in Smythe Co., Va.----m. 3-25-1899 Indiana Hannah Call, dau. of Hannah Elizabeth Call and gdau. of Elijah & Mary Roberts Call. On his marriage record it states parents unknown. Owen & India lived together many years and had five children, ( Frances Aquilla, b. 1880, John Henry, b. 1884, Mary Nancy Elizabeth b. 1889, George Washington b. 1892 and Martha Susan Jane, b. 1897) before they married in 1899 and one, (James Hickman Crawford), after they married. Some of the children when by the name Call. Was he married before? Can anyone help with who his parents are? In the family Bible it lists all his children and his wife's family but not his. My e-mail is Many THANKS!!!!

Shirley Marcum Friday, September 8, 2000
My Great Great Grandfather David Kinser was born in Wytheville Va. Abt. 1824 or 1827. He married a woman Malinda Newson? and they had 4 children: Hiram, Michael, Jacob and Jane. He married Sophia Helmick Wyrick, and they had four children together: Charles Ferguson, Bill, Susan, and Latitia. Sophia had also been married before to a Warwick and they had four children: George, Nana, Mary, and Missouri. I am interested to know more about David and who his parents were and where they were from. Any information would be appreciated.

Michelle Pauley Wednesday, September 6, 2000
I am from Smyth County. I need to know how i can look up old newspaper articles from the 60 and 70's on my family. I know my mom got took from her family and there was a write up..thanks All help appreciated

Martha Q. GatesTue, 05 Sep 2000
I am trying to research the surnames of GATES, CUMBO and ABLE in the area of Saltville for my husband, James R. GATES. His father's name was James Walter GATES and his father's name was Benjamin GATES. Benjamin was married to Betty ABLE,their son, James Walter GATES married Martha Helen CUMBO That is all the family history my husband knows. Any help would be appreciated.

Margaret Brown Fearn Wednesday, September 6, 2000
Help ! Can someone tell me if there are any records for 1898 deaths in Smyth County, Va. ???? Any printed materials ????

Bob SmithMon, 4 Sep 2000
Hi, My name is Bob Smith and I am looking for info on Lewis Wright , James smith. Thanks Bob

Carol Thursday, August 31, 2000
Searching for Info for Arch C Smith married Mary Belle Harman. Resided abt 1880 in Smyth County with the following children: Estill, Joseph, Effy and Victoria. Estill drowned in New River in abt 1924. Thanks Carol

Bob Smith Sunday, August 27, 2000
Hi, I am looking for info into the death of my G-Grandfather. His name is James R.L. George born;1869 in Smyth Co. Va. He died 1898 age 29 in Smyth Co. I was wanting to know if there was a way to find out why he died and where he is buried. He married my G-Grandmother Virginia Wright on July 5 1891 in Marion, Smyth Co. I am going to be in Smyth Co. 9-4-00, and the surrounding Co's most of the week. My Smith family is from Chilhowie and some are buried in Sulpher Springs Cemetary. Thank you so much for your time. Bob Smith

Barb Norvell Saturday, August 26, 2000
Is there a 1900 census for Smyth County. My grandfather Adolphus Cole was living in Smyth Co in 1899 when he married Sarah Elizabeth Warren in Washington Co. according to the book Washington County, Virginia Marriages, 1891-1902. the excerpt reads: Cole, A.H., 20 born in Grayson Co, living in Smyth Co, s/o of M. W. AND W. M. Cole and Warren, Elizabeth, 19, d/o of Spencer & Margaret Warren--H.C. Neal, minister. Were they living in Smyth in 1900. I have not been able to track them.

Madeline Johnson Thursday, August 24, 2000
I'm looking for John Benjamin Richardson he was married to Sarah Worhop or Warshop they had ten children. I beleived they were from Wythe county but I received a death certificate from one of the children that says they came from Smythe county. Maybe somebody can give me a little info. Thanks Madeline Jackson

Zandra Walker Sunday, August 13, 2000
Looking for any information on the Brinkley, and Sexton Families of Smyth co., Va. from the 1850's forward. Thanks

Cheryl Buchanan Ridenour Sunday, August 13, 2000
I am looking for information about the THOMAS Family cemetary in Smyth Co. I have Buchanan relatives buried there, and am told by family that some members buried there have no head stone. My question is where would I document this information and possibly find out the locations of the graves, if they do actually exist. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hazel Riffey Bennett Saturday, August 12, 2000
I have heard that William Madison Riffey may be buried in Marion, Smyth C, VA, He was born @1840 and died Oct. 8, 1917. Does anyone know where he is buried?

Lisa Guffey Wednesday, August 9, 2000
I am trying to locate a James Spence. He was 12 years old in the 1870 census. I am interested in knowing the age of the one in Smyth county in 1860 census as well as the others in the household. Also am interested in marriage record info on James R. Spence and Martha Wilson. May not be in Smyth County. Thanks

Bob Smith Tuesday, August 8, 2000
Hi, I'm looking for info on my Great-Grandmother Virginia Ellen Wright, born July 19 1874. She was married to James R.L. George on July 5 1891 in Marion, Smyth Co. Va. He was born in Smyth Co. Va. in 1869. Thanks so much for your time. Bob Smith

Linda Tuesday, August 8, 2000
These are my ancestors names. My mother was a Musselwhite and her mother was a Holmes. My father was a Sanders all from Smyth County, in Saltville, Va. Please, if you have any info please email me. My ggrandmother was born in 1860, died in 1958. My mother was born in 1933, if those dates help. Thank you, Linda

Patricia Gorman Saturday, August 5, 2000
I am looking for information on McCoy Anderson who died 15 feb 1923 in Smyth Co. Va, and is buried in the Wassum Cemetary in Atkins. Need info about his wife and children, etc... I am Patricia Gorman

Lillie Rouse Barnes Monday, July 31, 2000
The 1860 Lee Co. census shows Michael W. ROUSE born in Washington Co. but 1870 census shows him born in Smyth County. Would appreciate birth record about 1828 or 1829. Thanks!

Wiley Johnson July 31, 2000
We are trying to trace down Levi Taylor. We know that he was born in Ashe Co. NC on March 30, 1867, and died in Sugar Grove, VA on May 31, 1937, but we cannot find records of where he is buried. Thank you for your help.

Howard G. French Tuesday, July 25, 2000
Looking for information on the following families: Thomas Lawrence b:1819, NC mar:Elizabeth Doan, b:1825 on Aug. 2, 1844 in Smyth Co. Va. Her parents (possibly) William Doan b:1805 Va, & Elizabeth Haton b:1805, Va. (1850 census Smyth Co. Va) A son of William and Elizabeth Doan, Edward mar: Margaret French in Ind. abt. 1866/67. 1880 census Smyth Co. Va. Edward Doan,36 b:Va,; Margaret, 36, b:Ind.; Henry, 12, b:Ind.; Amanda, 10, b:Ind.; Mollie, 8, b:Ind.; Rose, 4, b:Ind.; Melissa, 2, b:Va.

Anita Kegley Saturday, July 22, 2000
I am looking for the birth record of Jefferson Pierce Shearer Kegley, born in 1909 for the purpose of identifying his earlier ancestors. I am also looking for his father's record (also supposedly Jefferson Pierce [Shearer?] Kegley. Oral family tradition states that the Shearer was a maiden name retained perhaps because the Shearer family was more affluent. The latter Kegley's parents was probably born and burried on Bear Creek north of Marion. He (the more senior Jefferson born in the 1800s)is rumored to have taken a second wife and moved west to Tennessee or Kentucky. Any information on these Kegleys or any of their ancestors of the 1800s would be most appreciated.

Sherry Severson Saturday, July 22, 2000
I am looking for my grandmothers birth certificate or any information on her or her family. I believe she was born in Marion, Vir (Smyth County) on 6-28-1895, father John, mother Sarah ERNEST. Thank you.

Allison Craft Friday, July 21, 2000
My mother-in-law's grandfather was Vinton (Vent) Elbert Hopkins. He was born Sept. 23, 1889 in Smyth County, VA (Holsten Mills) and died June 6, 1963 in Welch, WV. His wife was Jessie Swim born Dec. 15, 1897 in Smyth Co. and died Sept 23, 1974 in Bluewell, WV. Vent's parents were George "Anderson" Hopkins and Nancy "Nannie" A. Martin. After George "Anderson" Hopkins died Nancy A. Martin married Will Cassell. Would love to have more info on all these people (especially interested in Hopkins). Thank you.

Brian Keene SR Thursday, July 20, 2000
I'm trying to get some information on my great grandfather's mother and great grandfathers name is Jasper Keene and his wife was Birdie Keene (Bise).he died in 1975.I haven't been able to get a lead on anything. His father's name was Richard and his mother's name was Francis.My great grandfather and his wife lived in smyth co in i believe Saltville.I now they lived up on the mountain up above Beaver creek.the house is still standing. thier daughter Mary Gillespie lives there.If someone can help me i would appreciate it very much.He (jasper)also had a son who was my grandfather.his name was William albert Keene but he changed his last name to Keen. The army dropped the E off of his name by he decided to keep it that way to avoid any other problems,but we keep the E on the end.If i have not given enough information, could someone please email me,or call me at 804-265-5154. Thankyou

Susan Maggard Wednesday, July 12, 2000
Searching for info in Smyth County, for a Christopher Columbus Keesee. Born 1860 place unknown,married Mollie E. Dye 1887 in Sullivan County Tenn., resided and died in washington county va.

Dean Shephard Sun, 9 Jul 2000
Looking for information about Charles Shepherd, born in smyth county lived at 7 mile ford. born abt 1864 died according to news paper clipping 1900 on W.T. Thompsons Farm, in Tazwell Virginia in Thompson Valley. Would love to know where he is buried. no cause listed. He was married to Susan Jane Crutchfield. This is my grandfather and info is limited on him, we have alot on her. Thanks for any info.

Christina Pauley Wednesday, July 5, 2000
I am trying to find information regarding the Ashlin history. I can get as far back as Chesley Ashlin originially from Fluvanna Co. I would appreciate any thing you may have from Smyth Co.

Julia Williams Kodak Tuesday, July 4, 2000
Can anyone give me or tell me where I might obtain information concerning the Rowland Creek Church of The Brethren or any of the Rowland family? Interested in Missouri Rowland who married Robert Lee Suits.

Hallie Garner Monday, July 3, 2000
I am a researcher of the descendants of Zachariah Blankenbeckler who lived on the South Fork of the Holston in what is known as the Sugar Grove area of Smyth Co.. His descendants number in the thousands and I would like to trace them all.

Two sons remained in the Smyth Co.--Aaron and George, while son Jesse went to Scott Co. and son John went to Carter Co. KY.

There were also daughters that married Quillen, Griffitts, Johnson and Cloud! This Quillen family is not the Scott Co. Quillen family, so I would like to make contact with anyone of that family, too. I havenot made a connection with the Samuel Cloud or Robert Johnson family, as yet, and do not know where they went when they left Wythe-Smyth Co.

Of course many other names fit into this family--Earnest, Osborne, Calhoun, Hubble, Freeman...loads of others because of daughters. I will welcome correspondence with anyone and will help you make a connection if I can if you'll help me with your family in exchange. Usually I need to know your connection to your grandparents at least, depending on your age.

Linda Hunnell Johnston Monday, July 3, 2000
comments: Seeking info on Charles Wesley HARRIS b Oct 1869, Walkers Creek, Smyth Co, to Zachariah Newton Harris & Abligal GROSS. William married Virginia Rebecca A ROBERTS IN 1889. Children were William Stewart b 1890 m Bulah Bell CRUEY; Palmer b 1892 Katie Mae FRYE; Arthor Dodge Newton b 1894 m Virgie HUNNEL; George Olin b 1896 m Grey BRICKEY; John Norman b 1897; Charles Cecil Harris b 1901; James Alexander b 1908; Denny b 1918. Arthor Harris and Virgie Hunnel married in 1818 and had a son Arthor Dodge Newton Harris b 1919 in Smyth Co. All help is appreciated.

Jo Ann Scott Sunday, July 2, 2000
Ezekiel SMITH,b.1828,married Frances Emily ST.JOHN on 11/3/1852 in WA. County but lived in Smyth County. They ended up in IL. where they are buried. I have great photo's of them to share. I am looking for the parents of Ezekiel. I "think" it is Samuel, b. abt.1800,died 1856. Are there any web sites that lists the following: The SMITH line goes: Ezekiel, Samuel?,Baldwin Bushhrod Smith,Philip, Baldwin Mathews, Philip of Fleets Bay,Capt. John m. Mary WARNER da. of Augustine WARNERII m. Mildred READE;, Col. John of Purton m. Anna BERNARD. Please contact

D. Pilcher Thursday, June 29, 2000
Looking for info on either Samuel Jenkins or Cynthia Osborne. The married near Marion Smythe Co VA prob 1875-1880. Their 2nd child my ggrandfather Benson Tolbert Jenkins was born 2/14/1882 prob in the area. Other sibs were William and Jess. They moved to Welch WVA in 1895. ANY info would be appreciated!! email me at

Brenda Holmes Wed, 28 Jun 2000
My name is Brenda Holmes Johnston. I'm looking for some of my family, in Saltville or around there. My great grandpa was Alex Holmes, My grandfather was Samuel Alfred Holmes, he died in April 24, 1962 and my father was Ralph Jones Holmes, died in Oct. 1985.

Frank McDermott Monday, June 26, 2000
Looking for informaton on the above names.Both lived in the Saltville area of Smyth county VA. Warni FULLEN was my wife's grandfather. B 1902, D 1979Lived on Beaver Creek just NW of Saltville. Lilburn Howard THOMAS was my Wife's Father, who married Sadie Marie FULLEN in 1941. Lilbuun was born in approximately 1908 and D ?

Barbara Evans Friday, June 23, 2000
Looking for someone who may have known a Gladys Evans that had a son named Henry Lee Evans on 7-22-33. She was 20 years old at the time. Evans was her maiden name.

Ron Burgess Wednesday, June 21, 2000
My name is Ron Burgess the ninth child of Tom and Rhoda Burgess, who grew up in Smyth county, rt.#1 Saltville, Va. known as New Quarry. There were ten boys and three girls in our family. There were eleven of us who served in the military, my dad Tom in world war one, Allen Jim George Rudolph and Don in world war two, Spiller and Franklin in Korea, my self and Bob during peace time and the youngest Curtis during the Vietnaum war. Do you know of any other family in smith county that had more sons who served in the military. Thank you.. Ron Burgess Rock Falls, Il.

JeanBarcus Tuesday, June 20, 2000
I am looking for parents, wife, and children of John J. Hammons (my greatgrandfather) who enlisted 5/1/62 Smyth county Co E.23rd Battalion VA Inf. He returned to the Marion, VA area in l865.

Jay H. Hoofnagle Friday, June 16, 2000
I am researching the Snider (also spelled Snyder) ancestors in my family tree. Barbara Snider (b Nov 4, 1788 in Wythe County) married George Killinger (b Aug 20, 1787 in PA) on Nov 17, 1808. I believe that her father was "John Snyder" born before 1768 in Pennsylvania. I am tryiing trace the family back from John to the Sniders (or Schneiders)who came from Germany and to sort out whether Barbara is related to Peter Snider, b 1787 who married Elizabeth and lived in Smyth County as I am also related indirectly to this Snider family. Any information would be appreciated.

Carol Jones Thursday, June 15, 2000
I am looking for information on my g-g-grandmother, Louisa CLARK. She was born 7/8/1823 very possibly in Smyth Co., VA. She married Robert Orr HOBACK (b. 5/25/1820 in Shoals, Wayne Co., VA) on 9/17/1840 in Cabell County, VA. Robert Orr HOBACK was the son of John Franklin HOBACK and Mary Ann ORR. J.F. & M.A. HOBACK lived out their lives in/near Wytheville. After their marriage, Louisa and Robert moved to Andrews Co., MO, and then on to Otoe and Cass Counties in NE, where they settled for the remainder of their lives. Their youngest daughter, Minnie, was my g-grandmother. She informed her children that Louisa CLARK was a grand niece of William Clark, the explorer, but I have yet to find that tie. I am needing to find ANY information on parents/siblings of Louisa CLARK. Please e-mail me with any information you may have....Thank you!

Melissa Smith Sunday, June 11, 2000
locate Smyth County, VA Records of convictions

Bettye C. Lowry Saturday, June 10, 2000
I am researching the family of Hounshells who were listed in the 1850 Smyth Co census. My ancestor is Stephen f. or Samuel Franklin Hounshell. He was born in Virginia and was listed in the Estill County census in 1870. he was listed in the Lee County, Ky census in 1880. He was married to Juda/Judith Slone and had the following children: Henry, b. 1876-1877 and Simon or Samuel b. in 1879. They also had a little girl named Milly who died at 8 mo. of a fever in Lee Co., Ky.If anyone has any information on this couple, I would appreciate hearing from you.

Jane Rector Voegler Saturday, June 3, 2000
We are seeking information about William K. Rector. He was born in Washington County, VA in 1823 and died in Clairborne County, TN in 1905. He was married to Margaret Goodpasture in 1843 in smyth County, VA. He left Smyth County sometime between 1846 and 1849. We have information that his father was Moses Rector born around 1898. We are trying to confirm that Moses was his father, and to find out who his mother was. We would also like any information as to where Moses Rector was buried. Any additional information on William K. Rector between the years 1823 AND 1849 WOUL BE APPRECIATED.

Ralph Eastridge Sunday, June 4, 2000
My name is Ralph Eastridge, and I would to list a query, for William Preston Eastridge.

Linda Harris Saturday, June 3, 2000
My Gr. Grandmother was said to be Dove BUCHANAN [not sure if she was married or not if she was, possibly her maiden name was SPARKS]. Dove, was born abt. 1873, maybe Mitchell Co. N.C. it is said she died in or near Saltville, Symth Co. VA. of diphtheria or typhoid fever, that she was a cook in a lumber camp?? Was there any illness like this in the area at this time. If so would they have buried her in a cemetery? Her son Donald Bracknell "Brackie" BUCHANAN, was listed on the 1900 Mitchell Co. N.C. census as living with John Calvin BUCHANAN & family [Toe River Twp.] Bracknell was listed as a nephew. Also on the 1900 Mitchell Co. N.C. census [Roaring Creek Twp.]Dove BUCHANAN, was listed with her sons, Bracknell & Luther [Luther Carl, "Lute"]. It was said that the BUCHANAN'S had relatives in Symth Co. VA.

Mike & Francesca Williams Friday, June 2, 2000
Mike's great-grandfather, Noah King Smith, was born in Smyth County on May 11, 1885 to David (Elbert?) Smith and Julia Bedwell/(Roberts?). We are looking for any information on David and Julia Smith (such as their dates/places of birth/death, etc.). Please contact us if you can help. Thank you!

Chip Jones Thursday, June 1, 2000
Family legend has my ancestor John Coleman Marshall hiding out near Marion or in Grayson County after the Civil War because he was unwelcome in Greeneville, Tennessee after serving as a Confederate officer. At least one daughter, Quincy Marshall, was born in Virginia, yet I can find no trace of him there. Any help would be appreciated.

Angela Monday, May 29, 2000
Searching for Kathy Lynn Blevins name given at birth. Born 07/09/57 in Smyth County, with a twin sister named Vickey Gwenn Blevins. Kathy was placed in adoption around 1959-60. If you have any info, I will gladly exchange with you.

Ruby Pruitt Sun, 28 May 2000
Looking for information on EMORY SMITH who married PEARL BADGER, Pearl was born in 1900. Their children were; HELEN, DOT and DEAN. They were in Smyth Co, area Glading Springs and Saltville. Thanks for any help. Ruby

Linda Reilman May 28, 2000
Searching for information on James Blevins (abt. 1766-1820), married to Lydia Sizemore. I understand he is buried at Davis Cemetery, near Chilhowie, Smyth County. Does anyone know where this cemetery might be? I have been told he belonged to the "Whitetop Band" of Cherokees, although he may have been only part Indian and his wife may have been part Indian. Their children were: Wells, Mary, Elizabbeth, Eli, James, George, Hester, Daniel, Armstrong and Edward. Would deeply appreciate any information about these families. Thank you so much. Linda Reilman, Cincinnati, Ohio

Jini May 23, 2000
I am researching the Francis surname to verify my lineage. My maiden name is "Francis. I am the daughter of James Sherwood Francis born Marion, Va. (Smyth County) December 10, 1898 ; son of Lewis Preston Francis born Marion, Virginia, November 12, 1860; son of James Henry Francis, born Marion, Virginia January 7, 1827. I am working on my DAR application for myself, my daughter and my granddaughter and am having a problem trying find verification of these family records. If you could help me or know of anyone who could I would be very grateful. My email address is Thankyou. Jini

Jerry Warsing Sunday, May 28, 2000
Hello Smyth County! I'm interested in the migration of Roma families freed by the English in 1719 through 1722, and turned losse at Elizabeth City, Carolina. My relatives, The ancestors of Frederick Trent and others passed through what is now Smyth County on the way to freedom.

Melinda Haynes Sunday, May 21, 2000
I am searching for Moore women in the Broadford/Rich Valley area of Smyth Co. between 1830-1920. Some names are Mary Ann Moore, Mary M. Moore, Margaret Moore Fields, Malinda Moore, Maggie Moore. These women had children illegitimately and prior to 1870 may not have been counted in the census due to having had Black ancestry.

Karen Cramer Thursday, May 18, 2000
Thomas M. Wilson and Druscilla Totten married in Smyth County, Va on 12/22/1840. I am searching for any information on their parents and/or siblings. Thomas M Wilson was born ca. 1819, and Druscilla was born ca. 1820. I have found a Drusilla Totten b. 1822 but this seems to be a different Drusilla. The name Druscilla has been found spelled various ways...Druscilla, Drusilla, Drucilla. Any information is greatly appreciated!

Cecil Thursday, May 18, 2000
Looking for any info. on my great grandparents, Lee Jones and Matha Deboard, who resided in Smyth County. Are there marriage records, census records? They had the following children: Harvey Thomas (my grandfather), Winfield (Everette), May, Ed, Arthur, & Laymon. My Grandfather Harvey Thomas Jones was born 4-10-1883 in Chilhowie. Any info. is appreciated. Thanks, Cecil

George Spears Sunday, May 14, 2000
Seeking information on Elbert Lafette Spears b. CE 1876 in Russell County Va. Married Alice mae Salyers around 1896. Died in Wise county Va, around 1912. May Lived in all the surrounding counties of Smyth, Lee, Wise, Russell, Dickenson, Scott at various times. Anyone with information on the Spears Family please contact me.

Kathy Sunday, May 14, 2000
I am looking for a book on the history of Smyth County. Has one ever been published? I am looking for any and all information on the surname of Steffey. This family apparently moved from Washington to Smyth to Scott Counties and probably others. They did not seem to stay long in one place. Some even moved to KY and IN. Would appreciate a book I could purchase or information on the Smyth County Steffey family. Thank you.

Wayne Goodman Friday, May 12, 2000
I am looking for a Lucy B Remines who married Dave Goodman of Smyth county around 1904. Her burial is unknown. Dave Goodman then moved to Tennessee and married Carrie Sewell. But no one seems to know what happened to his first wife Lucy Remines-Goodman. Any info would be great. Wayne Goodman

Vicki Bishop Tuesday, May 9, 2000
I am looking for my ancestors from Smyth County. My grandfather's name was Kermit Roosevelt Thompson. I am looking for his parents who are: Pink Thompson and Josephene Dishner. My grandmother's name was Laura Bell Kegley. I am looking for her parents who are: Sidney A. Kegley and Mary Alice Sexton. This is as far as I have gotten but if you have any one of these people in your tree, please e-mail.

Susan Petty Monday, May 8, 2000
I am looking for any Smyth county records such as birth certificates, marriage licenses or death certificates for the surnames Petty and Surber to contruct a family tree

Steve Musser Saturday, May 6, 2000
I am looking for any information regarding my great-grandfather's family. His name was Joseph Connley Clodfelter/Musser and was born in the Blue Springs District of Rye Valley, July 12, 1877 to John A. and Caroline (unknown maiden name). His brother Emmitt was born in 1875. Joseph married Georgia Missouri Weatherman (daughter of William & Mary Weatherman) in Suguar Grove in 1900 and his brother Emmitt married Elizabeth Worrells there in 1901. Sometime after that both brothers changed their last names to Musser for an unknown reason. Any help on finding furhter information on either of these two or their decendants would be greatly appreciated.

Barbara Preston Thursday, May 4, 2000
I need information on the following: Charles E Foalden m Eliza Ann Franklin, Aug. 20, 1862 in Smyth Co. VA. Also, need information on Charles Riley(R.D.) Folden b 1873 in Glade Springs and died in Ohio, 1925. Most of the Foldens lived in Smyth Co. VA. Charles E. was my ggrandfather and Riley was my grandfather.

Kathryn Greever Tuesday, May 2, 2000
The Comer family, formerly of Washington Co., VA, was absorbed into Smyth Co. in 1832. Jesse Comer, born c1893, married Sarah Pierce and had at least eight children. 1st child, a son born c1815, unknown name; 2nd child, a daughter, born c1820, may be Hannah Comer who married in Smyth Co., VA in 1840, Thomas Bennett, 3rd child, a daughter, born c1825, may be Catherine who married John Farnsworth in 1845; 4th child, daughter born c1830; 5th child, George W., born 1833, married 1st Catherine Barker; 6th child Sarah, born c1840, married (1) Mr. Surber, (2) Mr. Ellis, (3) Jeremiah Rymer; (3) Mr. Anderson, and (4) A. J. Conner; 7th child, John W. married Eliz. Hogston; and 8th child, Andrew Jackson, married 1st Alberta Helton, (2) Mary Moore, and (3) Sarah A. Anderson. Looking for information on Comer and allied families known to married into this Comer line. Have information on Jesse Comer's ancestors. Willing to share.

Kattiey Monday, April 24, 2000
Am searching for Bob (or Robert) Harris and Betty Cawson Harris they are the parents of Henry Cooke Harris b. 16 Sept 1903 in Marion, Smyth County, VA. Any info would be greatly appreciated! Happy Hunting!

Brian Rupp Monday, April 24, 2000
I'm looking for info about Absalom McDonald Young who was born, lived, and died in Chatham Hill, Smyth County, VA

Nancy Ford Sunday, April 23, 2000
at 18:19:48 I am looking for any information reguarding the ancestors of William Henry Leonard who lived in Atkins, Virgina(Smyth County) Also,his wife Ollie Magelene Kegley Leonard ancestors would be of interest too. Other people who resided in Atkins,Va(Smyth County) were Ray Elbert Bolt and Ada Blanche Sexton Bolt. These people were my grandparents and lived in Smyth County. Please contact me if information is available concerning these people. Thanks, Nancy Leonard Ford, Memphis,TN

Earl Whited Sunday, April 9, 2000
I am looking for a Whited family that had a daughter named Mary Jane and a son named Henry. Mary Jame was born in abt 1858 in Smyth County. She married William Ray. I do not know Henrys date of birth, but I think it may have been around the same time.They should be on the 1870 census of Smyth County.

Barbara Toppins Friday, April 7, 2000
Smyth County Johnson's: Charles Johnson m Alice Wyrick 1 and Louisa Warner 2 Any info appreciated.

Anne Lieberman Friday, April 7, 2000
Am seeking information on a Maj. Mitchell Beverley Tate b. Abt. 1820s, from Chilhowie in Smyth Co., VA. Married Amelia Gwyn. Thanks, Anne Lieberman.

Brent H. Williams Friday, April 7, 2000
Looking for information on the marriage of Joseph Nathaniel MEDLEY b. 20 Jan. 1826 Ashe Co NC & Matilda A. RICH b. ca 1836 or 1838. I believe it occured in 1865 or 1866. I also believe Matilda to be the daughter of Jerimiah & Sarah RICH of Wythe Co. VA. The story I have heard is that Nathaniel MEDLEY went off to fight in the Civil War, when he returned, he could not find his first wife and family, so he remarried. Later he found his "other" family. Can anyone help?

Janet Peters Thursday, April 6, 2000
In search of Amasa A. Tibbs who married Sarah Ann; maiden name unknown. In the Smyth County, Va. Census of 1900 he is shown as A.A.Tibbs;head, Sarah Ann;wife, Mary Handshell;sister-in-law,Macy M. Handshell;niece. If anyone has any connections through descendents of this family, please e-mail me. Through various census records Amasa and his wife Sarah never show of them having children. This leads me to believe that his wife may have been a Handshell before marrying Amasa Tibbs.

James W. Seabolt Thursday, April 6, 2000
Va. census of 1880 Rich Valley dist. of Smyth Co. shows a Joseph W. Catron Age 44 married to a Sarah J.Calhoun age40 with children: Elbert S. age 14; Bredenridge age 8; Franklin B. age 6; and Arthus M. age 4. Who was a James W. Catron born abt. 1836 in Smyth CO. Va.? Did he married a Lackey J. Hubble on Nov. 3, 1859 in Smyth Co. Va.? Would like some help on this.

Elizabeth Wednesday, March 29, 2000
I'm seeking any info. on Patrick or Patterson Francis Russell and his family. He was born on 25 Dec 1840 in VA or MA. He died on 4 or 10 Mar 1911 in Marion, Smyth Co., VA. He married Mary Susan (Suzanne) Elizabeth Currin on 24 Oct 1867 in Marion, Smyth Co., VA. They had at least five children:John M. who married Lula Hangar or Musser, William H. who married Bessie Hollingsworth, Alice Ruth who married John Langford Curtis, Sr., Annie Esther (Anna Lee Esther) who married James Emmett Webster, Sr. and Charles Loomis who married first Ada King, married second Margaret Bryan or Bryant. All children were born in Marion, Smyth Co., VA and all children died there I believe, except for Alice Ruth. P. F. listed in his marriage record John Russell as his father and Margaret as his mother. Any info. on any of these individuals would be greatly appreciated.

Keith Gittens Tuesday, March 28, 2000
I wouldlike info on 1880 census of Smyth Co on a Zadock Sexton, who he is living with or who is living with him, this is my gggrandfather any info would help, Keith

Elizabeth Thomas Schaap Monday, March 27, 2000
Am seeking census information concerning James Emmitt Thomas, Marion, Virginia, born aprx 1890; died aprx 1956.

Laban West Monday, March 27, 2000
I am looking for any information on Faulkners who lived in southwest VA (Wythe/Scott Co's) between 1790 and 1850. A David Falkner (and spouse Celia Grizzle) along with David's sister Mary Falkner (and spouse William Grizzle) moved to IN from Scott Co. VA c.1835. Born in Wythe Co in 1811, David Falkner had 21 children by two wives. After Celia died in 1856, David married Mary Clark in 1857 in IN. He and his family eventually settled in Brown Co. TX c.1881. I know there was a Daniel Falkner in Smyth Co in the early 1800's....not sure of any connection. If you are descended from, know who David's parents were, or have other ancestral information on this family I would love to hear from you. Please email me at

Shirley Marcum Monday, March 27, 2000
My Great Great Grandfather David Kinser was born in Wytheville Va. Abt 1824 or 1827 . Malinda newsom and they had 4 children: Hiram, Michael, Jacob and Jane. He married Sophia Helmick Wyrick abt> 1855 and they had four children together: Charles Ferguson, Bill, Susan, and Latitia. Sophia had also been married before to a Warwick and they had four children: George, Nana, Mary, and Missouri. I am interested to know more about David and who his parents were and where they were from. Any information would be appreciated.

Barbara Sunday, March 26, 2000
Interested in Clears, Clairs, or Clares of early SW VA, primarly Smyth and preceeding counties (Washington and Monroe [now WV]). Any information on the following unions is appreciated.
PETER CLAIR and NANCY BRYON m. 29 October 1804, Monroe;
JOHN CONRAD CLAIR and PHEBE PHILLIPS m. 30 March 1805, Monroe;
JOHN CLAIR and MARY WALKER m. 01 June 1832, Smyth;
HENRY CLEAR and SARAH BLACKWELL m. 13 October 1832, Smyth;
JAMES CLEAR and TABITH ROSE m. 20 October 1841, Tazewell;
WILLIAM CLEAR and HANNAH H. ASBURY m. 09 August 1845, Smyth.
From 1810, Wash Co, VA, census: Clair, John 10110-32010-00 (p 220). Also see CLEAR message below.

Patrice Lambert Monday, March 20, 2000
I am looking for Austin Brady Lambert born in 1900 in Saltville, Smyth County, Virginia. My husband believes his mother was of native american decent.

Marian Monday, March 20, 2000
Looking for descendants of Augustus B & Rachel (BARRETT) SHUPE; George & Caledonia (BROWN) SHUPE; John W & Susan A (ALLISON) AUSTIN of Smyth and Washington Co area.

PSlack Monday, March 20, 2000
We would like to find out why our great grand father changed his name to Allison and why he fled from Smyth County Virginia to West Virginia.

Barbara Sunday, March 19, 2000
Interested in ancestry of John K Clear of Saltville (b. abt. 1810; d. May 31, 1878). Married Eliza Unknown (b. January 18, 1818, in VA; d. June 05, 1894, in Smyth Co). Both buried in "second" Buchanan Cemetery, Smyth Co. Children of John and Eliza: SARA ANN, b. Abt. 1833; STEPHEN RUTLEDGE, b. January 31, 1836, d. December 10, 1922; SUSAN, b. Abt. 1839; SOLOMON, b. Abt. 1840; JOHN, b. Abt. 1841; MARY, b. Abt. 1843; EMILY, b. Abt. 1845; WILLIAM, b. Abt. 1847; CALEDINEA (CALDONY), b. Abt. 1849; d. 1931; BENJAMIN RUSH FLOYD, b. July 15, 1851; d. December 13, 1925; AMANDA JANE, b. Abt. 1853; OSCAR GEORGE, b. Abt. 1860; d. 1933. 1838 Smyth Co property tax record reveals a James and Henry Clear. Henry may have been John's brother. 1840 Smyth Co census reveals a Phebe (right next to Henry), who may have been the matriarch.

Joe Thursday, March 16, 2000
Looking for relatives of Robert Alexander Patrick Jr Oct 1872 to 1964 Married to Sarah Kate Burkett Jan 1882 to 1966. Marion Brown Patrick Nov 22 1883 to Aug 14 1945 Married to Georgia Wyatt Jan 3 1917 to Jun 30 1959. All whom lived in Rich Valley in Smyth County. Also look at my website at

Carson McNutt Thursday, March 16, 2000
In the Smyth co. VA. wills: George Killinger and wife Elizabeth, list 5 son's: Peter, George, Michael Snow,John,and Jacob W. There were 7 Daugthers: Molly , Elizabeth Steffey, w/o John Steffey; Catherine Anderson, w/o John Anderson; Mary Steffy, w/o Peter Steffy; Peggy Crow, w/o Robert Crow; Sally Fulcher, w/o Thomas Fulcher; Christena Anderson, w\o Jacob Anderson; Anne Green, widow of John Green. will book 1832-1844 Smyth co. Can any one tell me what happend to the men spouses? and any other information for this Family. I have an Elizabeth b.1784 in Montgomery co. VA. Married to John Wampler Jan. 5, 1807 in Wythe co. va. he deid in 1822. Dose any one have the Marreige date for Elizabeth and John Steffy by chance? for Smyth co. I'm hoping this Elizabeth are the same person? Thank You Carson

Carolyn Sullivan Cox Thursday, March 16, 2000
Smyth County property tax 1838 list shows George Pearce. I believe him to be in the Rufus King Pierce line. Trying to locate any links to this family from Smyth Co., who later resided in Grayson Co. Rufus shows up in Grayson Co. 1880 census. e-mail

Carolyn Sullivan Cox Thursday, March 16, 2000
Smyth County. Looking for links to John Anderson of Grayson Co. His daughter was the 2nd wife of Rufus King Pierce and mother of Sina Caroline Pierce. They lived in Grayson Co. Rufus shows up in Grayson Co. 1880 census married to Permela F. She must have died in approx. 10 yrs. aft. Sina was born 1894 -1899. e-mail

Carolyn Sullivan Cox Thursday, March 16, 2000
Smyth County. Looking for links to Permela F. (Fannie) Barton, first wife of Rufus King Pierce. Would like to know when she died and where she is buried e-mail

Carolyn Sullivan Cox Thursday, March 16, 2000
Smyth County. What happened to Marion, Pinkenney S., Laurinda S. Pierce? They were born to Rufus K. and Permela F.(Barton) Pierce approx. 1875 - 1879. Have been unable to find them in any of the archives for Smyth Co. even though Rufus and Permela lived in Smyth Co. at one time.

Sadie Stamper Greer Wednesday, March 15, 2000
My son-in-law is Charles Lynn VanHoozier, s/o Charles Presley VanHoozier and Madeline Whitt. Charles P's Mother is Daisy _____ VanHoozier. I would like to correspond with any VanHooziers , connected or not. Our Van Hooziers live in Smyth County. I would like to put together some research for my grandson Trevor Shane VanHoozier. Thanks to all. Sadie Stamper Greer

SURNAMES: Mt. Geva Cemetery?
Margaret Brown Fearn Wednesday, March 15, 2000
Help please! Can someone tell lme if there is a Mt. Geva Cemetery in Smyth County, Virginia, probably near Marion? Can't read writing on a death certificate and not sure if I have the name right. No listing of the cemetery found elsewhere.

Alan Berry Thursday, March 9, 2000
Researching Thomas Berry, b. 1840 Washington Co., d. April 12, 1909 in Marion, Smyth Co., m. (1)Nancy Jane Widener June 25, 1862, m. (2) Sarah Jane Osborne. Wish to identify Civil War service, if any.

Kenneth Lee Bane Tuesday, March 7, 2000
I am interested in any information available concerning my Smythe County ancestors John Harvey BANE Jr. b. 26 jul 1907, who married a Mary Virginia CATRON b.24 may 1904, who was the daughter of Tildon G. CATRON and Helena Enola GROSECLOSE b. 23 feb 1879. I have a bit of information on the GROSECLOSE lineage and very little on the BANE lineage Back to Jeremiah BANES b. about 1825. The line I am stuck on is the CATRON line. If anyone has information on Tildon's parents, I would be grateful to hear about it. I am also willing to share any information that I have. Thanks. Lee Bane

Bonnie Pleasants Tuesday, March 7, 2000
I'm trying to locate a Florence Rector CECIL who was born October 17, 1916, in Smyth County Va. Her parents were, David CECIL and Lena Florence WADDELL.. Would love to talk to anyone who may have info on this person..Thanks in advance..Bonnie

Nancy Tuesday, March 7, 2000
Help! Looking for family historian for Hugh Cole m Martha,Patty Cole prior to 1800, Sinclair Bottom, Smyth Co. Hugh was son of Hugh and Sarah Bishop Cole. Hugh Cole father of Hugh died 1780 and this Hugh was the son of Joseph Cole Sr. died 1785. Hugh m to Martha had a brother Joseph m to Mary Curren. My joseph may have been called saluda river joe and the two boys may have lived with zachariah at one Bishop line is james b 1804 to his grandfather Capt. levi Bishop. Cannot find the Curren family. I have some of the work of Redmond Cole and will place a copy in Smyth Co. library when my cousin and I visit this summer. When visiting two years ago, I did not find geneology on the Cole or Bishop families. I hope beyond hope there may be letters from the two brothers Joseph and Hugh, son of Hugh connecting them together. To make matters worse I also come from the Isreal Cole line. Any help is greatly apprecited. nancy

Lois Blankenship Sunday, March 5, 2000
Looking for any information on Stephen and Sally/Sarah Lawson and George and Rachel Gusy. Both parties married in Smyth Co. Va in 1848. Thanks..Lois

Bonnie Pleasants Saturday, March 4, 2000
Looking for any info on a Henry J. Cecil who had a daughter born in 1919 in Smyth Co. Va. Thanks in advance...Bonnie

Barbara Toppins Friday, March 3, 2000
Looking for Charles (Charlie) and Louisa Warner Johnson. Charlie was originally from Smyth County then moved to Russel County. Don't know birth date/death date. Any help would be appreciated. These were my grandparents.

Bonnie Pleasants Wednesday, March 1, 2000
I would like to talk to anyone who would have info about the Southwestern State Hospital and the Luthern Orphanage that was in Smyhth Co. in the early 1900's....Thanks in advance...Bonnie

Karen Monday, February 28, 2000
I would like to find the names of the daughters and if available their spouses, of Richard and Catherine Clements Roberts who lived in the area of Broadford,Smyth CO. Their sons were John and Oswald. (time line around 1800) Any information would be so appreciated. Thanks

Ida LeNeave Monday, February 28, 2000
I am researching my mother's side of the family. Her father is Joseph Benjamin Harris. His motherís name is Willie Anderson. His father died when he was young. I found Willie Andersonís name in the marriage records for Smyth County. She married a Jos. Hawkins. Iím not sure if this is my grandfatherís father. Willie had four children with her first husband, Joseph, Nan, Bill, and John. After the death of her first husband she married Andrew Jackson Harris. Willieís children took the Harris name. I havenít been able to find the birth of Joseph Benjamin. The family said he was born in Smyth Co. Joseph Benjamin Harris married Willie Glynn Harris who was from Giles Co. Her father was Joseph Lias Harris. Joseph Lias is the brother of Andrew Jackson Harris. Their father was Thomas A. Harris. He married Elenor Porter January 30, 1862 in Smyth Co.. They had five children, Elizabeth, Andrew, Joseph, Robert and Margaret who all were born in Smyth Co. I would appreciate any information anyone might have on any of these families. Thanks, Ida

Dan Miller Sunday, February 27, 2000
Andrew Parks died about 1868 in Smyth county. Wife Susanna????? Children were Andrew, Pilgrim, Isaac, Elizabeth, Jackson, Washingon, Nancy, Sarah Jessa, Amy, Mabelda, Sampson, Freeling(Freeland, Freelan), Nelson, John. Isaac lived in Grayson county Va. Freeling also lived in Knott county KY. Looking for any help at all with this family. Please email me: Thanks!!

Julia Keith Friday, February 25, 2000
My Grandmother was born in Saltville, Va (Smyth County). Her name was Edna Virginia Henderson, and she was born Sept 19, 1912. Her parents were Samuel Henderson and Elizabeth ?. Her siblings were Jack Henderson, Gladys Henderson, and Bernice Henderson. That's all of the information that I have. I would love to know more, so if anyone knows anything, please e-mail me. Thanks

Debra Friday, February 25, 2000
Smyth County - Looking for information on Samuel and Parthenia Cyrus. They are listed in the 1880 Smyth County census but not the 1870. He may have been the first Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Marion.

Bob Walker Friday, February 25, 2000
Looking for parents of William Walker who married Judith Baker in early 1700s. Walker family lived mostly in Smyth Co., Va. Wiliam was b. abt. 1694, and Judith was b. probably abt. 1722.

Bonnie Pleasants Thursday, February 24, 2000
I am trying to find anyone who would have any information of the Cecil surname in Smyth Co. Va. Thanks in advance...Bonnie

Jane Smythe Parks on Sunday, February 20, 2000
Looking for any information on Johnathan Smyth buried in Sinking Springs Church graveyead. Married to Elizabeth Edmiston, father of David Radford Smyth, & Marion Smyth Southhall.

Lee Hash Sunday, February 20, 2000
Looking for the Taylor/Dalton family who removed to Farleys Hill in Raleigh County, W.Va. Delmer died in December, 1941 while residing on Farleys Hill Delmer Philip Taylor married Emma Rose Dalton of Marion, Virginia. The father of Delmer may be Lee Taylor. No further information on this family Any help locating the genealogy of this family would be appreciated. Thanks Lee Hash

Martha Gates Friday, February 18, 2000
I am originally from Smyth Co.A.R. QUESENBERRY was my uncle on my father's side. He married Maude SMITH who was a sister to my mother. Loma SMITH who married Albert QUESENBERRY brother to A.R. My maternal Grandparents were Emmitt G. Smith m." Ellie" Robinson. Their children were, Maude, Garland, Loma,Julia and Frances.Ellie R. SMITH was d/o Samuel ROBINSON S/o Moore ROBINSON. Samuel's 2nd. wife was Cathrine GOODMAN D/o Issac GOODMAN. There is an Abram GOODMAN and his wife buried at Mt. Ziom Cementary. He was a Vet. of the Civil War. My 1st. marriage was to Charles MORRIS s/o Burleigh MORRIS who married Nora SCOTT. Burleigh was a s/o Mack MORRIS who owned a funeral home in Marion. These are my immediate ancestors and as far as I know they all lived and died in Smyth Co. Does anyone remember these people or their siblings and children? I have info on these surnames and will be willing to share with anyone who is tracing the same families I am and have other info about them that I don't. Thanks, Martha Q. Gates, White Pine, Tn.

Brad Fitzgerald Tuesday, February 15, 2000
I'm looking for the parents of Chesterfield Thomas who died in 1931 in Chilhowie, VA which I believe is in Smyth County, VA. His wife was named Nettie and her maiden name was Watson. They had 7 children who were either born in Chilhowie, Glade Spring, or Abingdon, VA. Most of these children also died and were buried in Sulfer Springs Cemetery. I don't know where (County) this cemetery is located. Your assistance is appreciated. Brad.

SURNAMES: Stamper * Rutherford * Hash * Anderson * Powers * Campbell * Pennington * Miller
Sadie Stamper Greer Saturday, February 12, 2000
My Stamper heritage is in Smyth County, Va. My ancestors came from England, landing in Middlesex Va and into Wilkes Co, NC. My father is James Walter Stamper, a 84 year native of Smyth Co., s/o Harvey Emerson Stamper and Hattie Mae Powers. I would like to correspond with any Stamper relatives. Stamper-mostly in Smyth County) and the Rutherford-Hash-Anderson,most of them in Grayson Co.,VA . {I have written a book on the Stampers} Then on my grandma's side are the David Powers and Callie Sexton -(Bare) families , residing in Smyth CO. My mother's side of the family is Calvin Campbell married Maggie Pennington , d/o George Manual and Amanda Jenny Miller Pennington , with most of them residing in and around Konnarock,VA. Please e-mail me if you have connections at:

Margaret Brown Fearn Saturday, February 12, 2000
Looking for info/contacts on the family of Ella HERALD/Herrell/etc who married James WILLIAMS in Tazewell County, Va. in 1892. Ella was d/o Margaret "Peggy" Cline (b/a 1842 Smyth Co) and Wm Herald (b abt 1834 in Tn -undocumented). James was the s/o Henderson & Sally Williams. They lived in Mercer Co, W Va, Smyth & Tazewell Counties, Va. Children may have married and lived in all three counties also. Children may have been Joe born about 1889, Matilda b/a 1893, Ann J b/a 1894, Olive b/a 1897, Tom b/a 1902, Lua or Lula b/a 1904, Clint b/a 1905, and Virgie or Virginia b/a 1907. Any help or info appreciated - thank you!

Cheryl Buchanan Ridenour Tuesday, February 8, 2000
I.S.O. info. on the following marriages: Wilson Buchanan(b.1817) to "Member A. _____"(b.1818) probably around 1867 in Smyth Co. area. "Member" is such an unusual name- has anyone come across it in their research? Also, J.W. Buchanan (21) to Mary S. Heffinger (18) on 17 May, 1889 in Smyth Co. VA. Parents of these two? Any Heffinger info. ? Thanks in advance for any help. Cheryl

Carol Thompson Monday, February 7, 2000
I am looking for any information on STEWARD or MYRTLE DICKINSON. STEWARD was born Feb.2, 1890 in Smyth County. Myrtle was his sister. Their father was JOHN DICKINSON and their mother was ELIZABETH BLIZZARD. Their father left and went somewhere else we were told. Elizabeth evidently remarried because in Steward's obit it states he had several half brothers and sisters in Virginia. I have not been able to find out anything on this family. John was supposed to be decended from a ZACK & RUTHIE DICKINSON who came from England. Would anybody have any info on this family. Steward married Martha Belle Richardson from Grayson county.

Gilda Johnson Schlesinger February 6, 2000
I was born 1/10/49 at home somewhere in Smyth County Virginia (Chatham Hill). I have never known my father who left when I was 3. His name was Marco Edward Johnson DOB approx. 5/6/22 and my mother was Mildred Marie Carter daughter of Haynes and Vena Carter in the Rich Valley area of Smyth County. I have been trying to find my father an learn what might have happened to him. I do not know his ss# or even if he is still alive. We have not seen or heard from him since 1952. Can you help me?

A. Daniels Friday, February 4, 2000
I have a picture of a family sitting under a tree with a river in the background (probably Holston). My Grandmother was from Smyth County and her father's name was Willam Dunlap WILSON, but we know it isn't him. I think the picture was taken in the early 1900's by the bows in the girls hair and the knickers on the younger boy and by the length on the dresses. There are 11 children in the picture. The name on the back is W. D. WILSON, it also mentions the little girl's name in the front, standing between the grandparents, as being Marie. Three little girls including Marie have the letter B. on there dresses and it says they are Mary's children. Anybody know whose family this is?

Barbara Wyatt Rio Monday, January 31, 2000
Would like info. on James P. WYATT and his wife, Sarah S. WYATT, (both age 31)found in the 1870 US Census for Marion, Smyth Co., VA. Is this the same James P. listed with his parents, William and Mary WYATT, in 1860. Also any info. re: three males residing w/ Mary S. WYATT in 1870, William WYATT (age 22), Sylvester WYATT (age 16) and Edward WYATT (age 13) as I believe they are James' brothers. Will exchange info. I am descended from another possible brother, Andrew K. WYATT, killed in TN - 1864.

Laban West Saturday, January 29, 2000
Am searching for any information on a Daniel Falkner found on the 1838 Smyth Co Tax list. Please email me at the given email address. Thanks

Kristy Stevens Friday, January 28, 2000
I am looking for info on any of the families from the Smyth County early marriage records:
Epperson BRYANT m. Elizabeth BETTS on Feb. 14, 1833
Joseph BRYANT m. Sally SNAVELY on November 24, 1833.
Sarah BRYANT m. Daniel B. SELLS on Aug. 30, 1841.
Obviously, I am trying to research my Bryant side of the family. I have an Epperson Bryant born around 1836. With the same funky name I figure it is probably from one of the above. Or maybe someone from these lines can tell me where any of these families originated or ended up. Mine ended up in the "Tristate area" where Ohio, Ky, and WVa. come together and middle of Ohio. Please email me with info at

Joel M. Cannaday Thursday, January 27, 2000
I am searching for any information on my grandfather's sister Nannie Mae. Here is all that I have: Nannie Mary Frances "Nannie Mae" Cannday (30 Mar. 1884--?) dau. of Elcanie Isaac "Canie" and Mary Elizabeth (Kessler)Cannaday, married 17 Oct. 1901, David S. Overby (1878--?) son of P. J. and Martha Overby. Nannie Mae was from Franklin County and they married in Franklin County. They lived in Symth County and I think he was a miner. The names of their children are unknown. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. I would be glad to share the data that I've collected on this family.

Mark D. Dooley Wednesday, January 26, 2000
Looking for any information on Montgomery Frye or Alice Holmes from Smyth County.

Joan Cook-Connick Monday, January 17, 2000
Looking for Thomas Cook buried at Saltville,Va. Would like to find out any information on him. What cemetary in Smyth Co. that he is buried. Civil War records just say SaltvilleR2. Would appreicate any help.

George Evans Sunday, January 16, 2000
Information on any relatives still living in Smyth County

Dave Buchanan Sunday, January 16, 2000
I am particularly interested in a Jacob & Matilda Davis both born in W Virginia and possibly Smyth County. Can your organization provide me with any information?

Deb Sat, 15 Jan 2000
I am looking for Richardson families in Smyth County VA My great-grand parensts are Will & Rachel (Dunford) Richardson. My grandparents are Tom & Neeley (Dowell) Richardson. My fatther was Thomas Richardson.

Barry Faulkner Friday, January 14, 2000
CRESS family descendants from Smyth County, VA. needed to furnish family info. Seeking info on parents of Clementine Theodocia Louisa CRESS who lived at Sugar Grove,VA. in 1900. She had two children prior to that time, Albert & Lura. She possibly moved to Baltimore, Maryland before 1917 and then to Nebraska. Any info on ancestors appreciated.

Barbara Turner Sunday, January 9, 2000
I am looking for James Dean b 1822 in Washington Co. VA now Smyth Co., VA m. to Margaret Hale b 1830 in VA both died in Harlan Co., KY. children: Sarah "Sally" b October 1860 Washington (now Smyth) Co., VA, m Stephen Kelly
(all children but the last two born VA)
Joanie Dean
Emily Dean
Nancy Dean b 1853 m 1872 in Harlan Co., KY to Benjamin Napier
Betty Dean b Harlan Co., KY
Nathan Dean b Sep 18, 1878 Harlan Co., KY m Emily Irwin
Thanks for any help.
Barbara Turner

Debbie Saturday, January 8, 2000
I would like information on William R. Bise who married Nancy J. McIntire in Symth County 1850. I would like to learn who William's and Nancy's parents were. I've traced them from Brown County, Texas to Virginia. Thank you Debbie in Oregon

Kaye Friday, January 7, 2000
Do you have a record of the marriage of Simeion Mize who was born in N.C. in 1833? He was married to Mary F. (don't know what the F. stood for) Would like to know the names of Simeion's parents and where they were from. They lived in Smyth Co.

Sue Quintana Friday, January 7, 2000
I am searching for the parents/family of David Wolf, b. 1814, Smyth Co. married to Asplena Wolfe, dau of Michael Wolfe and Peggy of Smyth Co.(probably first cousin of David).David Wolf, John Wolf and Martin Wolf moved to Lee Co. Va, where David and Asplena died. David's father may be Lawrence or John Wolf, but I need proof. David married second wife Rebecca Huss of Lee Co. Va.

Gary Snavely Friday, January 7, 2000
I am looking for a Earnest Victor Snavely born somewhere in Sowthwest Va. I believe in Smyth County. Earnest was born April 21, 1887. I believe Earnest's Father was a Methodist Preacher,any 1890-1900 census are hard to find. Any info. would help. Thank You. Gary D. Snavely

Eddie Fort Wednesday, January 5, 2000
I am looking for information on the ancestors of James Holmes b. abt. 1828 and Margaret Chapman b. abt 1822 who were married in Smyth Co. on 4/27/1846. Will gladly exchange info. Thanks

Sylvia Haith Monday, January 3, 2000
Searching for information on my father. He was born in Smyth County, VA on April 24, 1923 or 1924. Parents were James Murrell and Rosa Lee. I am actually looking for information on James Murrell. Any infomration would be helpful.

William G. Smyth Monday, January 3, 2000
I'm wondering with a name like smyth if i had any relatives in Smyth County How did the county get it's name and when? where do I start?

J. McDavid Sunday, January 2, 2000
I am looking for information about the ancestors of John Samuel Harris and Mary Catherine Patrick Harris who were born/lived in the Rich Valley/Broadford section of Smyth County Virginia. The parents of John Samuel were John C. Harris (b. 1840-1842 Smyth Co.) & Orphia Dinsmore Stills Harris (b. 1838-1840 Washington Co., VA). John C. Harris served in Co. D of the 22nd Virginia Calvary during the Civil War. Parents of Mary Catherine Patrick Harris were Thomas & Harriett Patrick of Smyth Co. I have not been unable to find any further information about the Patrick line. Parents of John C. Harris were Henry Harris(b. unknown date in VA) and Lucinda Chapman Harris. Any information that is provided about these individuals or their ancestors will be greatly appreciated.

Patty Huff Saturday, January 1, 2000
Looking for descendents of Connally and Elizabeth COLLINS TAYLOR from Smyth County, Va. They had the following children: Sarah TAYLOR who married John HENDERSON. Any help with their children would be appreciated. John A. TAYLOR b. Feb. 2, 1884 who m. Jennie ? they had Arthur, Bertha. Any other children and grandchildren would be appreciated. Abraham E. TAYLOR who m. Minnie HENEGAR they had Ellie Mary, Hester Leon, Almer, Charles E., and George B., TAYLOR. Any info. re: any descendents appreciated. William C . TAYLOR who m. Sallie J. CARDWELL on June 8, 1906. They had the following children: Ella M., Alex M., Lillian V., Maggie Hazel, and John TAYLOR. Any info. on their descendents would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Patty

Patty Huff Saturday, January 1, 2000
Seeking info. on some of the descendents of Gillie and William I. COOLEY from Smyth County Va. A son David C. COOLEY m. Maize EASTRIDGE they had Malcom, Arson, John A. Cooley. Any info. re: marriages and other children and grandchildren. Also a daughter Bessie COOLEY who married William R. MARSHALL. They had David,Jessie,Eden,Nomie and W.I. Marshall. Any info. on marriages, children, and grandchildren would be appreciated. Thanks, Patty

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