Brick Wall Archives 2002 - 2005
Need help... L. Barnett is: Lavenia Barnett (mother of John H.) How can I find out what Lavenia's maiden name was? BARNETT, John H. s/o John & L. Barnett age 25 S laborer POB POR Stafford & WILLIAMS, Ann; d/o Josh & E. Williams age 19 S POB POR Stafford; POM Stafford 14 Feb 1889 minister William Robinson STMR
Taken from 1870 Census
Looking for information on Embreys in Stafford County, VA 1700's ... (William, Joseph, Thomas, any others) Any help will be appreciated. Raye Ann Embrey email@example.com
I am researching the Stone family in the late 1600's and early 1700's. In particular one Thomas Stone who is listed as a resident of Stafford county in 1722. In Sept. 1724 he received a Fairfax grant in what is now Fauquier County. However, There were a number of transactions which occurred in Stafford.
1. Edward Maddox left a will dated in 1694 in this will he had left land indirectly to a Thomas Stone from Charles Maryland. Maddox wife was Margery Stone (relic of Matthew).
2. Thomas sold that land 200 acres to William Thornton in March of 1722.
3. Thomas Stone 1724 of Stafford Grant. of 611 acres on Licking Run now in Fauquier.
There are several books written which claim that the Thomas in item 2 and Thomas of Item 3 were father and son: "Stones of Poynton Manor" and the "Stones of Surry". However, They offer no clear reference to the relationship.
I was hoping that there might be an index for the Deeds book or a Abstract of Deeds which could be checked to see if what existed in Stone transactions between 1694 Maddox to Stone by will and Stone land transactions through 1724 especially a Stone to Stone gift of deed. I would appreciate the help with this research. Thanks,
Bill Stone firstname.lastname@example.org
Request any information about James Garner b.
ca. 1726 or 1727 in Stafford County, Virginia or his family. Wondering if this
is the James Garner who received a 1780 survey of property in
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, reared children Margaret, William and Lewis, and
I am trying to track down information on my
Walker ancestors who lived in Falmouth before the War Between the States.
Robert Johnson Walker was the father of my great grandmother Fanny Walker. They
refugeed twice and abandoned their home for good after the second Battle of
Fredericksburg. Earlier Walkers of mine and hers - Alexander, Susanna, and
children are buried in the Fredericksburg Masonic Cemetery. Any help will be
appreciated. Bob Miller,
trying to find information on a Baker Edwards. He is listed in the 1810 census
for Stafford County. He is possibly the father of Jesse and Nathan Edwards. Also
I am looking for information on any of the following possible children of Baker:
Any help appreciated, Jannifer Gresham email@example.com
DOW / HOSKINS (updated from 8/10)
HILL / STACY
William Hill married Katherine Stacy 1745 Overwharton Parish Register. Family moved up to Faquier and Shenandoah Co VA. Son Simon (Revolutionary War Vet) moved family to Licking and Muskingum Co OH line in 1812. Families of Holmes, Henslee, Redman, Hume and Shaw moved with them. Thanks, Robert Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am searching for information about a James Kinney, who lived in Stafford County Virginia during the early 1700s, (1700-1740s). He is believed to have been married in Stafford county to someone whose first name was Ann, last name unknown. Children born to that marriage included John, born 2/14/1740, Richard, born during April, 1742 and died April 25, 1838 in Scott County, IN; William, born 12/23/1743; Thomas, born 10/15/1745; Sarah, born 4/15/1749; and Reuben, born 10/12/1751.
Also some unconfirmed sources indicate that a Timothy Kinney may have come to this country in 1660 and settled in the Richmond, VA area. I am attempting to learn whether this person existed and whether he is related to the above James Kinney. The information I have about Timothy Kinney is quite minimal. He may have come to this country from Ireland with a brother named Joel. Joel and Timothy may have served in Cromwell's army. Any thoughts about checking sources and/or any leads would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Linda Kinney email@example.com
ROBINSON / STACY
I am at a total stand still. There was a Benjamin Robinson that died in Stafford County in 1785 and was married to a Sarah Stacy. They had one child by the name of Elijah. In 1787 there is a mention of Elijah on the Personal Property Tax List for a Sarah Robinson next door in Fauquier County. Could these two be connected? My GGG Grandfather was Elijah Robinson from Virginia and the only census that I am sure is him was from Culpeper County in 1850. He came to Tennessee after the census and died in 1853. All of his children were born in Virginia and came with him when he left Tennessee, some were married and had children of their on. There is information on the internet concerning Benjamin Robinson, son of Stephen and two different sites have the Elijah going in different directions and not much information because he was not their direct descendent. My Elijah stayed in that general region and was a Millwright. Is there any information in the local libraries or elsewhere that would help me find out if this is my Elijah ? I have a lot of information concerning his death because of his personal property being divided. I have all his children's names but can not find anything to connect him to anyone that could be his parents. According to the court records, he was married to a Nancy Preston, daughter of Joel Preston but I have found no marriage record from Virginia. I would appreciate any help I could get. Shirley Carter firstname.lastname@example.org
DOW / HOSKINS
I recently found out that my g grandfather, Henry Dow, died July 21, 1910 and was buried July 23, 1910 at City Cemetery. He married Eva Hoskins, daughter of Capt. George Hoskins, 1908. I know he lived in Falmouth and was wondering if this cemetery still exists and is it searchable? I live in New York but would travel to research if possible. I also believe his father Oscar may be buried there also. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance, Bruce Dow email@example.com
I am looking for any information on Yelverton Mason, (1775-1854) who is almost invisible (except for a couple of tax record lists) in Stafford Co! I do have a pretty fair sketch of his life after he reached Spencer/Nelson Co., KY but almost nothing during his stay in Stafford Co. If you have any hint of information about him it will be most welcome, Thanks, Sue Dufour firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Norman / Stewart Families,
I wanted to share some info. re: the Norman / Stewart cemetery that is on our property in Stafford, VA in case anyone from those families is trying to find where their ancestor is buried. The following is a
list of the head stones:
George Norman 6/1743 - 6/1807
Margaret Norman - 3/1840
Elizabeth (wife of George) can't read dates
Nancy A. Hore - 2/12/1848 (wife of John and daughter of George and Elizabeth Norman)
Barnett Stewart 11/8/1814 - 8/5/1871
Mary E. Stewart 1/7/1824 - 2/1/1876
James H. Stewart 8/28/1846 - 7/27/1871
Flora I. Stewart 2/24/1897 - 4/9/1897 "Angel"
Robert A. Stewart 5/2/1852 - 3/21/1925
George L. Stewart 5/9/1850 - 6/13/1921 "At rest"
Mildred V. Stewart 6/23/1866 - 1/14/1936 "Faithful onto Death"
A. Elizabeth Stewart 2/2/1898 - 2/12/1944 "Beloved"
James P. Stewart 12/18/1903 - 5/30/1943 "In God's Care"
If anyone can provide information regarding any of the persons listed, I'd appreciate it. I'm just curious
about the people who are buried on our property. Thank you, Ray & Robyn Errington email@example.com
I am trying to research my great grandmothers line. Her name was Ida V. Armstrong (1874-1922) and she married August Wiggington. They are buried in Ramouth Cemetery and I can't find anything more about her. I heard somewhere that she may have been part Cherokee but I can't confirm that. I am doing this research in connection w/ Scottish history. I have also checked w/ the Armstrong Society but w/out luck. I have since found some add'l info. Her parents were George Henry Armstrong and Elzira Fant (Fritter) Armstrong. Her grandparents appear to be James Armstrong (1800-1876) and Kate Armstrong (1795-1867). I am hoping to positively id where they immigrated from and when. I am assuming they were from Scotland a victim of the Clearances or possibly from Ireland. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Again, thanks much. Joseph C. WiggingtonJoewigg@aol.com
I'm looking for Sophia ? who married George Colvin, probably in Stafford Co. Sophia was born Oct 20, 1807 in VA or MD. I'm fairly sure that George was the son of John and Mary Colvin and brother of Rouse, Eliza, and Alfred Colvin. George and Sophia went to Fayette Co., PA and then on to Monroe Co. OH where George died before 1850. Sophia died in 1893 and is buried in Monroe Co. I would love to know what Sophia's maiden name was. Thanks! Susan Runyan SusanE1104@aol.com
Looking for Aaron Grigsby born 1752,or 1760, Stafford Co.Va.m Phebe (Harrison?)
Their children were:
George A L Grigsby born 1781 Stafford co. Va.m Rebecca James
Amos R. Grigsby,born 1783 Va.
Nancy Jane Grigsby born 1792 m John Brownlow
Samuel Harrison Grigsby born 1794 Rockridge co.m Mary (Polly) Lindsey of Anson Co. No. Carolina, born 1794
The Grigsbys later moved to Lynville,Giles Co.Tenn.,and some to Ca. Family records state Samuel Harrison Grigsby was a nephew of,and served under, his uncle, Gen W.H. Harrison in the War of 1812. Who were Phebe's, and Aaron's, parents and Siblings? Thank you for any information, or lead. C. Rees. StansRay@aol.com
My Brick Wall concerns my great-great grandfather Charles C. Franklin who is listed in the 1850 U.S. Census as being born about 1790 and living in Stafford County, VA. He apparently had six children: Susan (1820), Mildred (1818), Thomas H. (1819-21), William H. (1822), Ada (1827), Frances (1829)Thomas H. was my great -grandfather. This the only information I have on any of these ancestors. I would appreciate any resulting info. Thank You, Ira W. Franklin firstname.lastname@example.org
My brickwall is Thomas
Charles MONROE b-Feb 19 1814 in Stafford Co VA; died 2 June 1865 in (?,Possibly
in Autauga Co ALA), m-1836 (probably in Stafford Co), to Mary Jane GRAVES b-Mar
17 1816 also in Stafford Co VA. Died in ( ? Thompsonville, Gonzales Co, TX).
where she moved to be with one of her sons after Thomas died.
I am researching my wife's Cooper line from Stafford County. I am particularly interested in identifying the parents of Joseph Cooper (b. ca 1717 Stafford/Prince William Co.), who married Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Cornelius Jones. They married about 1733/4 in Stafford County. I believe the father of Joseph Cooper was Henry Cooper, but this is conjecture. Also, there was a William Bailey Cooper born in 1783 Stafford County who later moved to Kentucky, where he died in 1884 (101 years old!). I am very interested in identifying his parents and/or siblings. I will appreciate any guidance; thanks. Bill Fenimore email@example.com
Benjamin Prichard, who settled near Norene in Wilson County, Tennessee
around early 1800, was born on April 16, 1792, according to his grave
marker. The census records all show that he was born in the State of
Virginia. (Exact location unknown.) He did a short tour of duty during the
War of 1812. Benjamin was married in Wilson County, TN, on July 15, 1816, to
Mary Ann (Polly) Campbell, daughter of James Campbell, who was born in 1766.
Again, according to the Census Records, Mary was born in the State of
Kentucky. They were married by Abner W. Bone, the Justice of the Peace.
Benjamin Prichard died August 3, 1872 and is buried in Wilson County, TN.
The grave marker for Mary Ann (Polly) Campbell Prichard states that she was
born 10 Mar 1796 and died December 5, 1869. This is not a complete listing
of all of their children, and they may not be necessarily in the right
I'm looking for my ancestors "Hankins" family. The earliest I can go back is Capt. Daniel Hankins, born about 1715-1716 in Stafford County virginia. He was married to Hannah Hankins and they had a daughter named Diannah. I have just started my genealogy reseach and it's very, very exciting, but a little frustrating if you don't know how to go about getting all this precious information. Anyone with any knowledge of my ancestors, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Maybe we can help one another. Thanks, DiAnna Scruggs.
Looking for Abell or Able. The Abell's did live in Stafford County Area (later became Prince William County), in Quantico Area. James Abell (Able) my earliest relative, born maybe 1732, married a Susan Cornwell (Suzy, Suky). Had a will proved in Prince Wiliam County in 1812 (by that time the line apparently had become PWC). Looking more parents of James, have found parents of Susan (Charles). They apparently lived in whereabouts of Hoadley Rd. Have visited some gravesites on Quantico MCB and on property held by MCB of Abell members.. Thanks, Gail (Abell) Reel email@example.com
I am trying to find when and where my g-g grandfather, William W. Cooper died and is buried. I believe it to be in Stafford County. I believe his parent's, Thornton Cooper and Fanny Watson Cooper lived and died in Stafford County. I would appreciate any help in locating info. on Thornton Cooper and his family in Stafford County. Thanks for the terrific web site you guys have established. Any help will be appreciated,Bob Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org
Trying to find ancestry
of: Francis Pullem/Pulliam who married Sarah Trusslow/Trussler Dec 4, 1844. A
Looking for information on Henry Harrison Poole (HH Poole Middle School) I am attempting to complete our family tree or our family reunion. I can not find his date of birth or date of death anywhere. He was the supervisor of the black schools in Stafford County, Virginia. Can you please assist? Thank you, Jemal & Teisha Davis email@example.com
I am searching for information on a Margaret Lunsford who was born in Stafford County about 1757 and lived until 1850. Her husband was a William Lunsford. I have no dates for him. Can someone help? Thanks, Lunsford James JLUNSFOR@stark.kent.edu
I'm researching my
ancestors from Stafford Co., VA. They lived in and around Hartwood and Falmouth
areas of the county. Their names were Young,Latham, Welch, Dye, English and
Littrel. Will share Info. Thank You, Rick
I was looking at the
Stafford County web site to see if a town, Monteithville, was listed. It was
listed as the home of my gg-grandmother Mary Helen Jones Hudson on her pension
application for the civil war service of her husband, Seymour Hudson. I've
posted on the Stafford rootsweb message board to see if anyone else knows the
former location of Monteithville. It was listed as a post office in Stafford,
VA in a Google search. Thanks,
I'm searching for
information on Phoebe Harrison Born 1756 in Stafford VA, Married between
1777-1781, Aaron Grigsby, Born 1752 in Stafford VA.. Aaron & Phoebe children:
George A.L. Grigsby Born 1781 Stafford VA; Amos R. Grigsby Born 1783 VA; Nancy
Jane Grigsby (Brownlow) 1792 Rockridge VA; Samuel Harrison Grigsby Born 1794
Looking for information on James Hawkins and Alexander Hawes. If anyone is researching these men please contact me. Thanks, Olyve Abbott firstname.lastname@example.org
Researching William Alsup/Alsop, and his descendents. I think I am a direct descendant but can not find recorded proof. Any help will be gratefully appreciated. David Alsup email@example.com
King George County
Will Book A-1:91 Will of Margaret Boyle of Hanover Parish, KG County dated
12/23/1732. Names son as William Jennings, daughter as Penelope Jennings and
daughter as Margaret Boyle. Friends Robert Benson and William Alsup named as
I am most interested in linking the family of Jacob Stiars (appears in 1860 Census) who moved to Baltimore (1870 his widow and children are in ; 1880 they are in Baltimore), with the Stiars family of Stafford-Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania. The son of this Jacob, Henry Stiars had a son, Earl, who moved to Dorchester County, MD, and had descendants there. I am helping a friend of mine with her genealogy who descends from a Stiars family that moved from Fredericksburg, VA, to Baltimore, MD. I would appreciate any information you might provide. Thank you, Richard C. Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org
I am trying to find information of the Battle of Marlboro Neck in the Revolutionary War. My ancestor, William Mauzy, fought there in 1779 as a member of the Virginia militia. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Harriet Mauzy email@example.com
Looking up the Spilman's, or Spelman's in Virginia. Specifically trying to find a connection to Sir Clement Spelman and a purported land grant to him in the Virginia Colonies. Plenty on Henry and Thomas Spilman with John Smith, but looking to connect Sir Clement. Any help appreciated. Jeff Spilman firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for information on Perry Patterson and his wife, Winifred Shackelford Patterson. Their daughter Winifred married my ancestor George Armstrong. Any information will be appreciated. I am also researching the Rose family of Stafford. Eliza Gordon Rose married my grandfather, James Edward Armstrong. Any help will be appreciated. Virginia Whiting email@example.com
My brick wall is my g-g-g grandfather: William Orr/Ore/Oar etc. I know he was born in Virginia. I recently found an entry on Ancestry that says he was born St Paul, Stafford, VA and so was my g-g-g grandmother Mary. He was born 1765. William died in 1819 in Stokes Co NC. Mary was alive then, don't know when and where she died. I would love any documentation on William and Mary's birth and existence in St. Paul. Known children: Isaac, James, Sarah, Jacob, Robert Nancy. James, Sarah and Isaac were supposedly b in VA. Jacob, my ancestor was born in Stokes Co, NC. Thanks for any help, Joyce C. Wicks firstname.lastname@example.org
Researching OVERALL/OVERHALL of Stafford County. Marriages to BALDRIDGE? JONES ELLIOTT/ELLIS Thank you, Laura Jones JONESDOGS@aol.com
I am researching the BURNAUGH family with alternate spellings, BRUNAUGH, BRUNEAU, BRONOUGH. Thank you, Joyce Reid Cravens email@example.com
I'm looking for the
parents of this James Whaley. Some records show the spelling of his last name as
"Whealey". Even earlier records may be "Wale".
I am looking for more
local Stafford information on James Haggard and sons Edmund and Granville
Looking for any info on the REID families in Stafford County. Any help appreciated. Thanks, Mark Doyle firstname.lastname@example.org
My brick wall is trying to prove the father of Archibald Ramey. He was born March 17, 1759 in Stafford County. Some researchers say his father was John, others say it was Jeremiah. I'd sure appreciate any help with this and will be glad to share what Ramey info I have with anyone who needs it. Thanks for any help, Gloria Ramey Lucius email@example.com
Here is my Stafford County brick wall. George Allen, died 1712, married to Mary Withers, had a son named John Allen, who died in 1725. In turn, this John Allen had a son named Joseph Allen, married to Mary (Unknown). I am looking for the sons of this Joseph Allen. That's it. Many thanks!! Chris & Lynda Allen firstname.lastname@example.org
My brick wall (20 yrs in the making!!) is Daniel Pilcher whom I am trying to prove is the father of Thomas Pilcher. The only information I have on either is found in the early 1800 tax records for Stafford County where the following statement appears "Thomas Pilcher son of Daniel". I know my Great Grandfather William Lewis Pilcher, son of Thomas Pilcher, was born 1814 in Stafford Co VA and moved with his parents to Belmont County, OH in 1828. His mother's name was Francis; but I do not know her surname. Family tradition says that Francis (d. 1860, Ohio) was a sister to Stonewall Jackson's Mother. My studies of the Genealogy of Jackson have not been fruitful. Any information about Pilchers in Stafford County in the early 1800's would be most welcome. Helen Pilcher Hall email@example.com
Looking for Jean/John
Callahan who was married to Nancy Bolleen. Their son
Seeking information about Thomas PILCHER who married Francis (maiden name unknown). Child, William Lewis PILCHER was born 1814; another son, Thomas Jr. was born 1806 - both in Stafford County VA. Family emigrated to Belmont County OHIO about 1827. Any help appreciated! Thanks, Helen Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
Searching for info on the
Nathaniel Russel who held a
:Land Grant in
I am searching for
information on the BOLLING family, variations in spelling are - BOLING, BOLIN,
BOWLINE, BOWLING, BOWLIN, BOLINE, etc. I am especially interested in
Edmund/Edmond/Edward who married Mary Jane SUDDUTH in Overwharton Parish 4 May
1744. The only children I know of for sure are John BOLLING b. 1746; Nancy
BOLLING b. 1749; William BOLLING b. 1752; Elizabeth BOLLING b. 1757. There
is an Elizabeth
I am running into a brick wall with my genealogy of my gggrandfather-Henry W. Edwards. I know his Mother was Nancy A. Edwards, but cannot find her parents-Lindsey & Lucy Wines of Fauquier or her husband-Lindsey Edwards. I would appreciate any help you can offer. Also, how do I purchase the original copy of Nancy's death,Henry's death-1899,Price G. Edwards' marriage? Or any other documents you might have access to. Thanks, Gretchen L. Meadows email@example.com
Our brick wall is the Anderson/Curtis family of Hartwood township back in the 1850s, with father John Anderson, mother Delphia (sp?) Curtis and a whole bunch of kids on the family farm. The area was overrun during the Civil War and the family scattered to California and other places, but we would like to find out where John originally came from, as we have heard he may have been from Fauquier County. I also think that Delphina's father was Tom Curtis of nearby Culpeper County and would love to find out where he came from as well! Thanks, Tom Anderson TomandBarbA@msn.com
My ancestors came from Stafford County, Virginia, and lived in Stafford County until approximately 1792. Any records listing: William Griffin Turner and/or his brother ABSOLUM(ABSOLOM) Turner, would be greatly appreciated. I am particularly interested in learning the parents' names of these 2 Turners. Thanks, James firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for parents of James H. TAYLOR b. May 1819. He married 1849 in Rappahannock Co. to Sarah S. MILLER d/o Jesse MILLER & 1st wife, Frances CORBIN. I find James & Sarah TAYLOR in 1860, 1870 and 1880 Brookland, Henrico Co. census. In the 1880 Henrico census living with James H. TAYLOR & Sarah his wife and Crewdson their son is Sally H. CORBIN age 48 and listed as sister. MILLER Researchers say that Jesse & 1st wife, Frances (CORBIN) MILLER had a son, William Henry MILLER who married Ann Elizabeth TAYLOR d/o John C. TAYLOR of Stafford Co. In 1860 Rappahannock Co census I find William H. MILLER & Ann E. and living with them is a Sallie H. CORBIN age 27 yrs. Then in 1870 Rappahannock Co census I find Ann E. MILLER & family and Sallie H. CORBIN age 37 yrs is living with her & family. Wm. Henry MILLER must have died either during or after the Civil War. From this info. I conclude that James H. TAYLOR b. 1819, Ann Elizabeth (TAYLOR) MILLER b. 1821 and Sally H. (TAYLOR) CORBIN b. abt. 1832/33 are all siblings. My brick wall is trying to find the parents of these TAYLOR siblings. email@example.com
There is a story in my family about Samuel Guy that died prior to August 1792 Loudoun Co VA. The story goes, Samuel and six other children came to New York from Germany in the mid 1700s and one of the boys got lost in New York, never to be seen again. The other children moved to VA. Has anyone heard this story and can add anything to it. C.A. Guy firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for any info on the Cropp family, Stafford and Fauquier counties Thanks, Micki email@example.com
Looking for Mr. Charles H. Price. Believe Mr. Price to be a Stafford County researcher. I would like to thank him for his recent genealogy help. Please contact Jim Tiller firstname.lastname@example.org if you have information on Mr. Price. Thank you.
I am researching the West and Wine and Rine family of Stafford. I am looking for an obit on any of the following and pictures if any are available: William Henry Rine; Alice Wine Rine; Sarah West Wine------would like to know if anyone knows her parents names. She was married to Thomas Wine of Stafford. Thomas was the son of Theodosius Wine. Thanks so much, Linda email@example.com website: www.richey-herndon.com
I am looking for information on my ancestor William Finch Bolling. I found his name on the wedding application for his son Lewis Bolling/Bowling on May 04, 1871. In the document he said he was from Stafford County, VA. Lewis married Dorothy Perry. I would be glad to exchange information. Jean Royal538@aol.com
I am seeking information on: PRESTONS
Husband: Edward "Ned" Preston - Birth: 1867(?)/Died: Mar 5, 1944
Parents Were: Edward & J. Preston
Wife: Celia Barnett-Preston - Birth: 1869(?)/Died: Aug 8, 1922
Parents Were: John and L. Barnett
Edward & Celia were married: 14 Feb 1889 (Stafford County, VA)
John Edward Preston - Birth: Jul 22, 1889 - Died: Aug 11, 1969 (set of living triplets)
Nicy Preston - Birth: 1894(?) - Died: (?) (Mother of: Helen M. Preston)
Nellie F. Preston - Birth: 1896(?) - Died: Nov. 27, 1959
Julia A. Preston - Birth: 1898(?) - Died: (?) (Daughter named: Priscilla)
Laura Preston - Birth: Feb 22, 1900(?) - Died: Oct 1977
Henry C. Preston - Birth: 1903(?) - Died: Feb 20, 1941
Steward C. Preston - Birth: Jul 6, 1904 - Died: Jan 27, 1973 (TWIN)
Purcell C. Preston - Birth: Jul 6, 1904 - Died: Aug 21, 1955 (TWIN)
Lacy L. Preston - Birth: Dec 14, 1907 - Died: Sep 15, 1975
Celia Preston (Williams) - Birth: 1912 - Died: 20 Jan 1938
Sadie Preston (White) - Birth: Jun 22, 1914 - Died: Mar 1985
If you have additional information, please contact: Sandra Hawkins firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
Looking for Richard Blackburn of Rippon Lodge, has a will dated July 12, 1757, he died July 15, 1757. In the will he leaves all his land, in Stafford & Prince William County to his oldest son John. It further states if John dies without issues it returns to Thomas. Does anyone have any information in Stafford records at all on John? I find this so strange. Richard Blackburn had a son named Richard Jr. who drowned. It just seems like John disappears. Edward Blackburn, brother of Richard Blackburn, had a son Edward Jr, who married Margaret Harrison, as shown in Overwharton Parish. Can anyone think of anything they may have read or heard about this John? Thanks, Helen Flail email@example.com
I am interested in finding more information on Thomas Norman, 1625 and his descendants. I found the Norman Cemeteries on this web site. I am visiting the Norman Cemetery #1 this fall and will take pictures and send them to you to post on this site. Thanks, Linda Norman Hooks Hooklets@aol.com
I am looking for a James Marshall (born abt 1851), who was a farmhand on the Robert H Russel farm. Robert was born in England (born abt 1824) and he and his wife Molessie had a daughter Elizabeth Russel (1857) whom James courted. James and Elizabeth had seven children: Loulie May, Ida, Charles, James, Maude, Ella and Bessie Lee. Both Loulie May and Bessie Lee migrated to Baltimore, MD to marry two Pitzinger brothers. I have only found James, Elizabeth and Robert in the 1880 census. I have checked birth records for the county and census records in Baltimore and VA looking for them and their children...no luck at all! Thanks, Raquel Thiebes firstname.lastname@example.org
I have really hit a "brick wall" with my Leonard Family. This is all the informatin that I have on them. Surely someone out there is connected. I am sure Delilah was not an only child. Any help would be appreciated. Mary H. Williams email@example.com (To view Mary's Leonard line, click here)
descended from William Dixon Hardy, born somewhere in VA in 1810.
Looking for info on the Barnett Cemetery. Have descendants buried there. When was the Barnett Cemetery established -- Year? Who owns the property now? Can I contact this person? Doing a family tree, may have additional info to add when completed. Thanks!Sandra Hawkins, firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm looking for info on Clarence H. Bullock and Bessie Irene Ball. Rev. Atkins at Register Chapel, Sept. 30th 1925 Stafford Co. Va. Also birth of William B. Bullock 1-19-1858 / Ella Hammett 3-11-1861 Littlefalls, Stafford Co. Thank you for any help. Linda Bullock Baseballmama45@aol.com
I am searching the family of Eli Davis born Stafford County Virginia 1779. Thanks, Tammy Tolbert Hudson email@example.com
Need information on Edward Mountjoy~~Sarah Chapman (Mountjoy) ,William Mountjoy~~Phillis Reilly (Mountjoy) John Chapman~~Rebecca (unknown) (Chapman) Edward Mountjoy~~Mary Crosby (Mountjoy, Mauzy,or Waugh) Thomas Reilly~~Elizabeth (unknown) (Reilly) Thank You, Tjtanton@cs.com
researching the following families who lived in Stafford County,
Any help on these lines would be appreciated. Virginia Murphy, firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for the will of Rev. John William Waugh to try and determined his children and wives. Any help will be appreciated... Thanks, Mike Crothers DoWright@worldnet.att.net
I am researching Taliaferro. I am descended from James Monroe Taliaferro, 1809-1893, and Marion Landon Grymes, 1815-1859, of Stafford County, Virginia. Anyone else researching this line? Troyce Sosebee Tcsosebee@aol.com
Am looking for parents of brothers Thompson and Kenard KENDALL of Stafford County, VA, who were born in Stafford County and moved to Conecuh County, AL, by 1830. Thompson was born 7/19/1799, and his younger brother Kenard (my great-great-grandfather) was born 1/19/1805. Both of these gentlemen married and died in south Alabama. Will be happy to exchange information on descendants. Janet Walters Eubanks email@example.com
Looking for information on Letishia /Letita Brooks. She had issue with a Dickerson. No First name on death certificates of children. She was the daughter of Lawson and Sallie Snead Brooks. her siblings were Ann b. May 1846, John Lawson Brooks, b. May 9, 1858, Barnett Brooks b. about 1853 & Morgan Brooks,b. about 1855. Can anyone tell me where and who was Lawson's Father. Thanks for any help. Cathy Brooks Honan WOOFNJOE@aol.com
Looking for the graves of my ancestors, Sanford Carter and Hannah Read Carter. When my grandmother visited the old plantation near Ruby, Virginia (Locust Hills, Tackett's Mills) a black man, the caretaker, Mr. Henry Vines, took her to the graves (unmarked) on the property and said that "Ole Man Cap'n Knight" owned the property and some of his family were buried there, too. He said that Sanford's daughter Elizabeth Carter (never married) inherited the property when Sanford died in 1873 and she left it to her niece Frances Rowena Stewart. She and her husband sold it for taxes to Cap'n Knight. I would love to mark Sanford and Hannah's graves and give Sanford the recognition he deserves from the War of 1812. Sincerely, Kathy Dench KMDench@aol.com
My ancestor was John Minton, born in 1761 in Stafford Co., VA; I am searching for his parents, possibly in the 1750's, 1760-70, in later years he moved to another Virginia county, possibly Culpepper, served in the Revolution; in fact I went into DAR on his service!!! He spent his last years in Henry Co. Ky. where he died in 1838, married Jane Gilmore in 1804. I descend through his daughter Fanny Minton Bell; he had a son Jackson G. Minton. Possibly someone has tax lists or cemetery records, deeds, anything that might give a clue to who John's parents were. Any help will be appreciated. Marjorie Devore firstname.lastname@example.org
John and Milly Angell were early Stafford Co. residents. They had 13 children that moved across the south and I am a direct descendant of them. There has also been some question as to a link with William Angell of Lancaster Co. I'm also searching that site as well Do you have any info as to links with early VA maps that may show parish lines and early VA cities. This could be some help in where to start searching next. Thanks, Dean Angell email@example.com
searching for information on any of the following GALLAHAN
family: Thomas GALLAHAN (wife's name unknown) Son: Benjamin
Franklin GALLAHAN, wife: Mary/Mollie HORTON:
for info on the parents of John W Guy, s/o John and
Searching for parents of John S Humphries,b 1787, King Geo. Co., d 1839, Alexandria, m (2) Lucinda Grant. He may be the son of Samuel. An affidavit attesting to the Rev. War service of Samuel was filed by William Humphries, Falmouth, Joseph, and John Humphries of Alexandria in 1835. Information on any of the above will be greatly appreciated. Thanks John C. Humphries, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
for information on Charles Withers, born no date, died Aug 24,
1818, 57 Yrs
am searching for the link that will definitively link my ancestor
Sanford Carter to James and Melinder (Mildred, Millie) Carter
whom I believe to be his parents.
Researching BELL family - period 1600s thru 1850s in Stafford County. Bell daughters married BENSON, DICKINSON and WHITING in the 1820-1850 time frame. Would like to connect with anyone else researching this family. Thanks, John Bell REB485@aol.com
Samuel Guy died in Loudoun Co before Aug 1792, that is when his estate was appraised by the court appointed appraiser. He had at least one son Hezekiah b1743. I was informed that Samuel might have came from Stafford Co. Haven't been able to locate his parents. Any help at all about him would be greatly appreciated. C.A. Guy email@example.com
against a brick wall here.
I have been doing extensive research on my Wright Family. Richard Wright (who died Oct. 1700 at Capt. Richard Fossaker's Home, leaving 2 orphaned sons; Richard Wright and William Wright). This Richard Wright was the nephew of Richard Whittington Wright who married Anne Mottrom. Is anyone else researching this line? Carla Orcutt firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for the husband of Susie Gallahan, born 1884/6 in Stafford or Spotsylvania Co., VA. Her parents were Joseph and Lucy Shelton Gallahan from Stafford County. In an obituary notice in 1968, she was identified as Susie J. Grucey. That's all I know and, with a couple of exceptions, I can't find anyone with that name. Can anyone help? Thanks, Clare email@example.com
Looking for information regarding the land/home/family of Christopher Blackburn (last seen in 1810 census) in Hartwood Township. Christopher was the father of George K. Blackburn. Geo. and Elizabeth Blackburn and they are buried on this property. The property was sold a year or so ago. Any information would be helpful. Helen Blackburn Flail firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for information on Huguenot ancestors:
I have obtained states that my ancestor Lewis Tacquett
I am desperate to find out anything I can about JULIA SULLEY -- who was the FIRST WIFE of my great-grandfather, Daniel McCarty Chichester (b. August 20, 1834, d. April 25, 1897). Julia married Great Grandfather on April 17, 1860, in Alexandria, Virginia.Julia gave birth twice, but neither child survived. Julia, herself, died on December 20, 1862 -- shortly after the birth of the second child. She is buried in Springhill Cemetary, 300 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg, VA, and her tombstone reads "Mrs. D. McCarty Chichester". Julia was the niece of the famous Virginia artist, RICHARD SULLEY. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Mary Chichester Smith Sheepiest1@aol.com
I would like to know where Muddy Creek Church is located and if the foundation is still there. Thanks, CCB1988@AOL.COM
people are not ancestors of mine, but I would be interested in
learning more -- for example, Joseph's parents and Miranda's
maiden name -- if anyone out there is researching
I am research the roots of Sara Elizabeth Chilton. Born in VA as were her parents. She first shows up (to me that is) in Zanesville, OH marrying my gg grandfather Hiram J. Adams in 1843. I am trying to trace her back to VA. Thanks, BOXLUNCH69@aol.com
I found this while searching thru the
census on this website...
Joyce Page 64, sh. 6a - S.D. 8, E. D. 89
- Hartwood - 9 June 1900 entry #93
researching the surnames ( Bolling, Edwards, Nash) Looking
for info for Maria Bolling who married John Walker Edwards around
1874. Cannot find records of her parents. Also any
marriage record of John Walker Edwards parents. John W. was born
in 1853. Also any info on Family name Nash who lived in
Hartwood, close to Richland Baptist Church.
trying to find the ancestors of Rouse and Willie Ann Decatur
Looking for more information about a site in Stafford called witches pond? Stafford - Witches Pond - A trail off Telegraph Road will lead to a place called Witches Pond. There is a sacrifice table there that was used in the 1700's. There have been numerous sightings of a mysterious woman on the lake near the table. The sacrifice table has letters written on it in Latin. Zaaide@aol.com
Dead-end at Selden Benjamin Raines, b 1810 in Stafford CO. Might be brother of Rowzee Raines, also of Stafford. Any help appreciated. Thanks, Tim Raines email@example.com
the Daniel W. Jett and Eliza J. Dillon family.
Researching the Patterson Family, starting with Perry Patterson (b. 1776) and his wife Winifred and their line: Jesse and Margarett, Elias S. and Lucy, Thomas Franklin and Mathilda Sudholt. The later were my husbands great grandparents. We need Perry's parents and the ladies' last names. Lucy may have been Indian or French according to family lore. Also looking for Birth, Death or Tax records on Thomas Stanton (b. 1689 Stafford,VA) m. Sarah Robinson (b. 1693 Stafford, VA). They had Thomas Stanton (b.1717 Stafford,VA) who married a lady named Lettice (b. 1721 Stafford, VA). They had Setha Stanton. Any help will be appreciated. Cheryl Patterson firstname.lastname@example.org
looking for the parents of Francis Bolling and his wife, Maria.
They were the parents of my Great Grandmother, Maria
Bolling Edwards who was born around 1855
Looking for James Withers who married Elizabeth Keene and had a daughter called Ursula Withers born in Stafford, Virginia, Overwharton Parish on 29 Sept 1709 and died in Fauquier County in 1793 so if you have any info on them, please let me know. Thank you, Lizzie Allen email@example.com
Atchison b. 1 Feb 1756 Overwharton Parish, Stafford, VA. Who was
for info on Benjamin Snellings, died in the 1840s. Also his wife
Looking for a family cemetery,William W.Snellings 1862-Dec 1925,Addison L.Snellings 1859-March 1931,William A.Snellings 1819-1909 and Mary A.Snellings 1825-1898.All in a family cemetery,they are listed in the 1870 census as living in township of Falmouth. Thank you, Paula Delosh firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Shearer b. 1746 Stafford CO. VA. , married Anne Unk would like any information on Patrick, will share what I know. Ron Sherrow. RShe905948@aol.com
I am trying to locate records from Overwharton Parrish for John Mease and wife Mary Drury. I understand they have a will recorded there leaving estate to son Robert Mays and wife Elizabeth Bolling, b. 1731, I believe. I have been unable to locate info. on John and Mary but especially Elizabeth Bolling. I desperately am trying to find out who her parents are...then I can doc. if she is dec. of Powhatan. She was my 3rd g grandmother. I understand Major John Bolling who was married to Elizabeth Bland Blair had some children that are not listed with their family.Would appreciate any help Cheryl Mays Howard,Yorktown, Va email@example.com
looking for information and relatives of the following surnames:
Gallahan's, Allison's, Quann's
I'm looking for anything on a Thomas E. Ennis born February 24 1837 in Stafford Co. Died November 5 1927 in Manassas . I've only found parents named Catherine and George. Any help is very much appreciated. Thanks, Patrick Ennis firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for information on the parents of James Yelton, born Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., in abt. 1720. Married Isabell Hinson d/o of Edmund Hinson. Any help appreciated. Suzanne Yelton Shephard email@example.com