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Fluvanna Co., Virginia Query Page -- 1999

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DATE: 25 December 1999
NAME: Pat Richardson Adkins
QUERY: Am trying to find information about the John Calvin RYALS and Mary Ida Richardson RYALS family. They lived in Fluvanna County Va in 1880 because they are on the Census there. Would like to know when Calvin and Mary Ida married and also who their children married? Mary Ida was my g aunt.
Thank you so much,
Pat Richardson Adkins

DATE: 14 December 1999
NAME: Bill Fields of Albemarle Co.
QUERY: I am looking for the names of the parents for John J. Melton b. 1815 and Catherine Stone. They were married Dec. 1,1841 in Fluvanna Co Va. John's parents may be John Melton and Isabella Appleberry; but I have no proof of that. I would very much like to find out both sets of parents. Any info. you may have, please email me at
Thanks, Bill Fields Albemarle Co.

SURNAME: Johnson, Hopkins
DATE: 14 November 1999
NAME: Barbara
QUERY: I am looking for Johnson Family, William J. Johnson married Mary Ann Hopkins abt.1845-1846. Children : Joseph E. Richard, George H. Martha, and John W. I am looking for parents of William J. They lived in Fluvanna County, Virginia, William was an Overseer, Farmer, and faught in the Civil War. Joseph my Ggrandfather was also in the Civil War. I am willing to share the information I have. Any help greatly appereciated.

SURNAME: DePriest, Ramsey
DATE: 13 November 1999
NAME: Karen (Crabtree) Adams
QUERY: I am researching my granddaughters ancestors of Flunanna Co. and will be so grateful with any help on the following:
Robert DePriest b. 1796 Fluvanna County, Virginia m. 1-Oct-1816 Jemima Ramsey b. 1799 Fluvanna County

SURNAME: Childress, Goff
DATE: 12 November 1999
NAME: Darrell Warner
QUERY: My, William Nicholas Childress was (by his record) b. Aug 26, 1819 at Palmyra, Va. the son of William and Susanna Goff Childress. He married Martha Jane Ferrell in Albemarle County in 1841 and they migrated to Upshur County, (W.) Va. a few years thereafter.
I would appreciate any information concerning William Nicholas Childress' parents and /or siblings. There is evidence that Susanna Goff Childress was still living somewhere in Virginia in 1866.
Darrell Warner
Kingwood, TX

DATE: 21 October 1999
NAME: Joe Elliott
QUERY: Elizabeth HERNDON, married Peter DUNNINGTON ca 1847-(Fluvanna County Marriage Bonds 1834-1848), Does anyone have info on Elizabeth's parents /family ? Thank you
Joe Elliott
Lenexa, Kansas

SURNAME: Sadler, Kent
DATE: 29 September 1999
NAME: Joe Walker
QUERY: I am looking for any information on MILDRED JUDSON SADLER, who married JOHN T. KENT b. ca 1851 in Fluvanna Co d, ca 1903 in Raleigh Co, W VA. They had at least two daughters and one son, and migrated to WVA in 1880. Will share info on the Kent family.

SURNAME: Hogg/Hogue and Marr/Marrs
DATE: 28 September 1999
NAME: Cindy Smith Sweeney
QUERY: Hello my name is Cindy and I am doing research on the HOGG and MARR families that originated in Albemarle and later moved and settled in Fluvanna County. Muhlenberg HOGG was born in Albemarle County about 1791. His parents were John HOGG and Molly EADES. Muhlenberg married Mary E. Marion on September 13,1852 in Albermarle. They had the following children. James HOGG born about Dec. 1853 in Fluvanna and Died January 23, 1931, and is buried in Wesley Chapel Methodist Cemetery in Fluvanna James Married Sallie MARR, the daughter of Gaswell MARR and Mariah BURUSS, on April 19, 1874, in Fluvanna. The other children of Muhlenberg and Mary are Henritta, Mary E., Virginia, Polly, Julia, and Anna. The children of James and Sallie are Cora L., Willie A.(a female), Lula W., William M., Earnest W., Nora L., Laura E., Grover, Mary Jane, and Minnie HOGG. Please keep in mind that some of the later generations changed the spelling of the names HOGG to HOGUE and MARR to MARRS. I have some info and would love to share with cousins. I am hoping to fill the tree out more and also try and get back to some of the older ancestors. Remember every little bit helps. Thank you so much and please email me a

SURNAME: Holland
DATE: 22 September 1999
NAME: Dorothy Mann
QUERY: I am looking for "roots" information on the Holland family. William Holland (born 1848); married to Mildred Holland (b. 1858); John Holland (born April 5, 1886); Mary Ottie Brice - married to John Holland and born ? at Kents Store. Currently, my Aunt, Mamie Holland Bruce lives on the ancestral home site in Palmyra, Virginia. My father, John Sidney Holland is 92 years old and no longer remembers a lot of the information I am seeking, principally, who are the Hollands on whose land my ancestors apparently lived/worked? Thanks,

DATE: 11 September 1999
NAME: Gloria Padach
QUERY: I would like to find information on both the Parrish and Fletcher families. Henri Parrish married Sarah Fletcher c1800. Henri was of French Huguenot ancestery, and he may have been the brother of Claude Parrish of Fluvanna Co. VA. The Parrish family were said to be a well to do and slave owners in the Fluvanna Co. area.
Sarah Fletcher had both French and Indian Bloodlines. Sarah did not believe in slavery and the Parrishs left VA in 1810 for KY. Their two known daughters were Anna Marie Parrish born c1802 and Elizabeth Eveline Parrish born c1804. There may have been other children.
It is believed that Henri was dead before 1824, as Elizabeth's mother, Sarah (Fletcher) Parrish gave her consent for her daughter to married Ihasm (Isam) Pearson/Pierson, on 25 Sept 1824 Washington Co. IN. I have information on the Pierson/Pearson, as both girls had married Pearson/Pierson brothers. I will be more than happy to share information I have.
Thank you
Gloria Padach

SURNAME: Robinson, Rice
DATE: 19 August 1999
NAME: Mike Lee
QUERY: Looking for information on the families of Henry J. Robinson and Elizabeth Catherine Rice who were married in Fluvanna 06/19/1844. The following is from the 1850 Fluvanna census:
Henry J. Robinson 30 Overseer
Elizabeth 23
Octavia 3
Mary 2.
Daughter Octavia was our ancestor and her full name was Octavia St.Claire Robinson which may indicate that she had a St.Claire ancestor. She married Mathias Beamon Noel in Prince Edward 1866.
Mike Lee,
Lynchburg, Va.

DATE: 10 August 1999
NAME: Gail Chandler Ballard
QUERY: I am searching for any information on the following: Richard CHANDLER m. Elizabeth CARTER 9-17-1770 in Goochland Co. They had the following children: Richard, John, Robert, George, Nancy, Lucy, Elizabeth, Lucy & Thamer. Richard's Will is recorded in Fluvanna Co. Richard & Elizabeth's son JOHN CHANDLER M. Frances SEAY 10-3-1811 in Fluvanna Co

DATE: 6 August 1999
NAME: Tom Jones
QUERY: Looking for the wife of Rowland JONES. She possibly was a FOUNTAINE. Rowland`s son William H. JONES named one of his sons FOUNTAINE W. JONES. Rowland would have been married between 1810 and 1816. Rowland`s father and mother were David and Sally JONES, all of Fluvanna County. Any information on this family?

DATE: 6 August 1999
NAME: Barbara Anderson
QUERY: Am looking for parents of Richard James VENABLE born 22 Sept 1818 in Fluvanna County. Married Louisa Ann POINDEXTER 22 November 1841 and died 7 May 1896 in Marion Va.
Barbara Anderson
1928 Fairfield Rd
Kalamazoo MI 49002-1544

DATE: 28 July 1999
NAME: Bill Sharp
QUERY: Searching for information on Littleberry PRIDDY, his spouse and his parents in Fluvana Co., Va. His daughter Araminta PRIDDY married William Hiram GILLASPY, Jr. December 11, 1833, in Fluvana Co., Va. Littleberry was deceased at the time of Araminta's marriage. Any help is appreciated.

DATE: 26 June 1999
NAME: Annemarie
QUERY: In the book it lists a cemetery located on the east side of Rt 637 (Antioch Rd) and 1.3 miles S/W of Rt 620 (Secretary's Rd) in the woods behind a house. Buried in the cemetery where: J S Currier (30 Jan 1838- 10 Apr 1864); Carrick W Thompson (1872-1935); M. Francis Thompson (1857-19??).
Carrick was my Great Grandfather's brother and J S was their Uncle (he married Elizabeth Thompson, dau of Josiah & Margaret Thompson). I am not sure of the relationship of the M. Francis Thompson, Elizabeth and John Gregory (my ancestor) may have had other siblings. I am very interested in learning more about this Thompson Branch and also about the cemetery.

DATE: 26 June 1999
QUERY: James D. WOODSON married Elizabeth WATSON in Fluvanna Co. VA. They later moved to either Ralls or Randolph Co. MO. One of their children (they had 11) was Davilla. She married Francis LYNCH. I am trying to find the LYNCH connection. I don't have the parents of Elizabeth Watson, James D. WOODSON was the son of John, but not sure of his Mothers name. James left for MO around 1832. Any help on this family would be appreciated.

DATE: 21 June 1999
NAME: Charolette Sage
QUERY: Searching for information on Edward Aaron Lacy's parents. Edward's dob is 12-31-1824 in subject county. His death certificate lists his mother as Elizabeth Ancell and states she was born in county also.

DATE: 15 June 1999
NAME: Polly Bolackn
QUERY: I am looking for any information about James G. Mayo. b. abt. 1778. in Fluvanna. He married Mary Floyd.
Known children are: John Richard b 22 July 1836,
James W. b 13 Dec. 1831.
This family migrated to Butts Co., GA

DATE: 10 June 1999
NAME: Judy R. Henson
QUERY: I'm seeking inf. on Dabney Pettus (b. 1779\1780, Fluvanna Co.. ?) and his family, Dabney Pettus' father was John Rhodes PETTUS, d. 1822, Fluvanna and Anne Bugg Pettus, d. 1826, Fluvanna. Thank you for any inf. you can provide.

DATE: 22 May 1999
NAME: Adrienne Allen
QUERY: I am trying to find out more about my 4GGrandfather, PUBLIUS JONES. He was of Welsh descent and lived in Fluvanna Co, VA where he married a lady named ELIZABETH WORD. I don't know his birth or death dates BUT I do know he fought in the Revolutionary War as a member of Campbell's Rifle Regiment and was present when Cornwallis surrendered. So that kind of establishes a time period.
Publius and Elizabeth had a son, CARY JONES, who married NANCY OMOHUNDRO. They continued to live in Fluvanna Co and had 5 children...Catherine, John, Henry, Sallie and THOMAS CARY JONES, my ancestor.
THOMAS CARY JONES was born in 1822 and killed in the 3rd Battle of Winchester as a member of Stuart's Cavalry. Thomas married MALINDA VAWTER and they had 6 children. Malinda Vawter was born in 1830 and died in 1917, living her entire life in Scottsville, VA. Her son, my GGrandfather, JOHN THOMAS JONES, eventually left Fluvanna Co and settled in Madison Co, AL.
Do any of these Jones' sound familiar??? If so, please write! Thank you. Regards, Adrienne Allen

DATE: 17 May 1999
NAME: Carl C. Smith
QUERY: I am looking for info on Dr. William Snead m. Lucy N. Humphries...1834?...daughter, Sarah (Sallie) Anne Snead m. James Henry Young during the Civil War(?)

DATE: 9 May 1999
NAME: Pat Venable
QUERY: I am looking for descendants or any information on John VENABLE who married Elizabeth BYBEE in Fluvanna Co. VA in 1801 and Abraham VENABLE who married Mary GOLSBY in 1803 in Fluvanna Co. VA

DATE: 3 May 1999
NAME: Mary F. Kelley
QUERY: Looking for information about Joshua HARLOW b. circa 1788 in Fluvanna Co., VA. Is this the same Joshua HARLOW who was living in Kentucky circa 1818 and in 1820 moved to Jackson Co., IN? He died in Owen CO., IN in 1848. Would like to learn the name of his parents and siblings. Would appreciate any assistance. Thank you.

SURNAME: Chisholm
DATE: 1 May 1999
NAME: Louise Galaska
QUERY: Seeking information on CHISHOLM/CHISHOLME, especially parents and other relations of William Chisholm of Fluvanna and Albemarle counties, VA. His brother was Isham CHISHOLM, died 1840 in either Fluvanna or Albemarle. William's wife was named Mary (surname unknown, married probably 1770's, she died 1840). His daughter was Catherine "Caty" Chisholm, who married James MASSIE 1802 in Fluvanna Co VA. His son was William Chisholm. Have info on his descendants to share.

SURNAME: Haizlip
DATE: 26 Apr. 1999
NAME: Lisa Jenkins
QUERY: Looking for information on the Haizlip family in Fluvanna Co, VA, specifically William b. abt 1770. He married Sarah Harris and also Mary Roach. At this point , information on any of the Haizlips could be helpful.

DATE: 26 Apr. 1999
NAME: Steve Lucas
QUERY: I am searching for information concerning my maternal grandfather, James Thomas, who would have been born in Fluvanna about 1904/1905. His parents were George Thomas and Martha (?) Thomas who may also have been born in Fluvanna County.
Steve Lucas
35 Arden Rd.
Trumbull, CT 06611

SURNAME: Davis, Taliaferro, Farris (or Faris), and Bibb
DATE: 17 Apr. 1999
NAME: Dr. Tom Davis
QUERY: I am researching the Davis family in Fluvanna County in the early 1800's. William Henry Davis b. 1845 m. May 1865 a Lucy J. Taliaferro. Her parents were William Taliaferro and Lucy B. Farris (or Faris).

DATE: 14 Apr. 1999
NAME: Vicki Thomas Annico
QUERY: Looking for information regarding William THOMAS b. abt 1790, Fluvanna Co., mar. Elizabeth PRICE 10/14/1815, Palmyra, Fluvanna, VA.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

DATE: 13 Apr. 1999
NAME: Frank Webb
QUERY: Trying to determine the relationship(s), if any, if the following Webbs from Fluvanna County:
From the book "Fluvanna County, Virginia Marriages, 1781-1849", abstracted & compiled by John Vogt & T. William Kethley, Jr., copyright 1984, Iberian Publishing Co., Athens, GA, the following listings:
Page 53: "Webb, Reuben & Nancy Sanders; 20 January 1803; minister - William Baskett - 5 March 1803"
Page 53: "Webb, Turner & Polly Sanders; 5 August 1796; minister - William Baskett - 4 January 1797"
Page 99: "Webb, Lucy & John Robinson; 14 June 1798; minister - William Baskett - 25 February 1799"
Page 99: "Webb, Susanna & Griffin Marks; 11 June 1805; minister - Leonard Page - 10 June 1807"
Farmer Webb?
Page 99: "Webb, Martha & Thomas Dillard; 14 November 1821; minister - John Hughes"
Page 53: "Webb, George & Lidia Maddox; 30 November 1821; minister - John Hughes"
Page 53: "Webb, James & Margaret Marks; 20 December 1825; minister - John Hughes"
I have grouped these people based on the presumption that these WEBB's were most likely related as they lived in the same immediate area at the same time and they even used the same ministers.
My connection is somewhere in this group of people. My GGGrandfather is the George WEBB listed above. I've checked Census indexes, etc. I'm flat out stuck!
Anyone who could shed any light on this will be nominated for "sainthood" or some other comparable placement in the hierarchy of mankind!

SURNAME: Dudley, Weitsel, Tompkins
DATE: 7 Apr. 1999
NAME: H. Haden
QUERY: Seeking information on descendants of Amanda HARLOW TOMPKINS DUDLEY and Thomas DUDLEY of Fluvanna Co. Their daughter Elizabeth "Bessie" M. DUDLEY (b. 1888) married George PACE and ran a store in the Cunningham community of Fluvanna Co. Other children include Thomas L. DUDLEY, Ada DUDLEY (she married a WEITSEL), Lemuel DUDLEY (who may have settled in Goochland County as a farmer) and Elmer W. DUDLEY, possibly known as Watts.
Amanda's first marriage was to Lancelot TOMPKINS, also of Fluvanna, and produced offspring Katherine "Kate" TOMPKINS, Frances Minor TOMPKINS and Benjamin TOMPKINS.
Am seeking information and copies of any family photos (esp of Amanda or Lancelot and their children), bible records, other documents and stories. Have information on Amanda to share.

DATE: 29 Jan. 1999
NAME: Richard P. Hugger
QUERY: RICHARD BARR PACE was born in Fluvanna County in 1866. He moved to Charlottesville and had a produce business(a good huckster) on Ridge St. ANDREW J. and MARTHA E. PACE seem to be Great-Greatparents on a census but no proof in Fluvanna County. Any PACES' have a connection with RICHARD BARR PACE?

Date: February 23, 1999
Name: Britta B. Harris
Query: We have made some progress since our last posting about the Harris and Shores families in Fluvanna County during the period 1760-1815. We have found some of the unknown descendants of John HARRIS and Delilah SHORES (m. 1799 Fluvanna). These descendants became part of the WRIGHT,SAGE and PATTERSON families of Missouri and Indiana. We have yet to find descendants of John C. HARRIS (b.abt.1810 Fluvanna) who was in Clark County Indiana at least from 1850 and 1860. We also found another HARRIS-SHORES child, William TAYLOR HARRIS who was born after the death of John Harris and shortly before the family's move to Bourbon County,Kentucky. We are hoping to find information about any TAYLOR family in Fluvanna around 1800. We are looking for information about Anne Moody SHORES RICE, who married Davenport RICE abt.1780 in Fluvanna County and later moved to Bourbon County, Ky. It is known that Davenport RICE died in Lawrence Co. Arkansas sometime between 1810 and 1820. We will gladly share data. c

Surnames: Bybee and Gentry
Date: February 23, 1999
Name: Richard Shriver
Query: Looking for info on William Bybee b: 1795 married to Elizabeth Gentry of VA.

Surnames: Morris
Date: February 17, 1999
Name: Betty Jo McDaniels
Query: I have FOUND the parents of Samuel Francis Morris d 1846 in Fluvanna Co., VA!!! Found his parents/siblings over in Louisa Co., VA - right under my nose all these years!! I am still working on his family in Fluvanna Co., VA - and I need help with his sons: George Wesley Morris b Oct 5, 1834; Andrew Jackson Morris b Oct 25, 1828, and James Granville Morris b Jan 13, 1815. Betty Jo McDaniels, 2566 Va. Beach Blvd., Va. Beach, VA 23452

Surnames: Barnet
Date: January 24, 1999
Name: Paul Barndt
Query: Seeking information on both, or either of, William and/or John BARNET who are listed in the 1790 US census of VA as residing in Fluvanna County at the time. Children's names ? Brothers' names ?

Date: January 24, 1999
Name: M. J. Steinhagen
Query: Seeking parents of Cassandra (surname unknown) whom we believe to have been HADEN. A grandson of Col William TRIGG was "HAIDEN" Trigg (Trigg family Bible). Trigg research is pretty complete on all lines - and this is the first HADEN/HAIDEN. The only unknown female name in line is "Cassandra----" who m. Col James SAUNDERS 1762. Their Sarah SAUNDERS marr Col WILLIAM TRIGG (Rev.War) - & it was their grandson who was named HADEN Trigg. Searching in Fluvanna Co, there was WILLIAM TRIGG HADEN. However, still do not know who her parents were. Mention of a Matthew HADEN & others - but no known connection. Have the SAUNDERS back to the immigrant in 1625 (Hotten) - but running the HADEN line back.

Surname: Forloines, Russell, Holloway
Date: January 17, 1999
Name: Bruce L. Johnson
Query: Seeking information on Durby (Derby?) Forloines (b. 1809, d. 1886) who married Martha S. Russell (b.10/23/1834, d. 6/16/1922). When and where were they married? What were the actual birth and death dates for Durby Forloines? Was Emma W. Forloines (b 6/8/1856, d. 11/2/1930) their only child? Tombstone at Beaver Dam Baptist Church has "Durby" on the headstone. Funeral home records spell his first name as Derby.

DATE: 11 Jan 1999
NAME: G. Ford Ellman
QUERY: JOHN FORD SR. was born in Albermarle County VA. on Nov. 13, 1762 and married in FLUVANNA CO. VA. on April 12, 1785 to ELIZABETH ENGLAND. They lived there until about 1801/02 where they then moved to Eastern Tenn. According to old family stories he had a brother named REUBEN FORD, but so far nothing more and no data as to who John's other siblings or parents are. John Sr. as he is listed on Rev. War penion papers, and Elizabeth Ford had 6 children. They are #1. JANE FORD b. 1786 who married RICHARD MATTHEW(s); #2. SARAH FORD, born 1789, who married (1.) WILL STUBBS, (2.) NATHANIEL BRISTOW; #3. DR. JOHN FORD, b. Dec. 25, 1796, who married NANCY LODEN; #4. POLLY FORD, b. Nov. 11,1802, who married WILLIAM RENFRO; #5. REUBEN (WM.?, middle or 1st name?) FORD, b. ca.1802 who married SUSAN/SUSANNAH LODEN; #6. NANCY FORD, b. 1798, who married WILLIAM LODEN. Polly Ford and Reuben Ford may have been twins, not proven. All children of John Ford Sr. & Elizabeth Ford were born in Virginia, probably Fluvanna since it states on his pension papers they reside in Fluvanna County for at least 16 years.


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