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Fluvanna Co., Virginia Query Page -- 2000

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SURNAME: Beal/Fendall/Bell/Beall
DATE: 12 December 2000
NAME: Charlie
QUERY:  Looking for John Fendall Bell (Beall), son of John (Fendall?) Bell or Beall, born in Fluvanna County, VA.  Virginia Historic Marriage Register lists John Bell married Sally A. Strange on 30 Oct. 1811, married by William Baskett.   The son married Jane Adie of Stafford County, VA around 1831, had several kids including Sally Fendall Bell (Beall), born 1832, married Henry Milstead of Prince William County, VA in 1849.  She, husband, and all children buried
in Pohick Episcopal Church in Lorton, VA.

I would like to come there to check your records, where are they located?

DATE: 26 November 2000

QUERY:  I've attempted to e-mail Connie Flinchum via her link on the surname index at Twice the "server rejected the address" and returned my mail.

I'm researching my Pettit family from Fluvanna County. I have a copy of the graves listed in the Huckstep/Pettit Cemetery near Columbia. I asked Connie is she could shed any light on the link between the two families?

The 1880 census lists Fanny S. Pettit, 74, living with her daughter Mary E., 37. Charles Huckstep, 18, was listed as "farm manager". I suspect "Fanny" is the same Frances Pettit, who appears with her husband, Samuel M. Pettit, in the 1850 and 1860 census. I believe Samuel died in 1867. I wondered if Charles Huckstep could have been a relative of Fanny/Frances?

I believe Cynthia C. Pettit, 1842--1897, who is buried in the old cemetery is my great-grandmother. My great-grandfather was William James Pettit. A William J. Pettit is listed as buried there--with no dates--only his CSA service noted. According to his second wife's widow's pension application, he died on October 6, 1921.

Do you have any more info on those buried in that cemetery or can you tell me how I might contact Connie Flinchum? Thanks.

SURNAME: Fitzpatrick
DATE: 25 November 2000
NAME: Joyce McBride

QUERY:  Have reason to believe that William Fitzpatrick born about 1783, lived in Fluvanna County prior to migrating to Floyd Co., KY about 1800. Any information on Fitzpatrick's will be appreciated. Thank you .

SURNAME: Payne, Thompson
DATE: 15 November 2000
NAME: C. Bailey

QUERY:  My GGGG Grandmother Mary Susanna (Sukey) Thompson b 1-15-1737 Albemarle Co, VA; d 12-23-1790 Fluvanna Co, VA; m abt 1766/67 Fluvanna Co, VA, William Payne, Sr. Sukey was the daughter of George Thompson, Sr. We can find no mention of her mothers name which we are looking for. She had brother George, Jr and uncles Roger, George; also mentioned is John and Joseph but we do not know their relationship to Sukey, all of these with last name of Thompson. If any of these names are familiar to you please contact me.

SURNAME: Dickenson
DATE: 13 October 2000
NAME: Jean Larson

QUERY:  I am working on Thomas Dickenson. There is one in Fluvanna, 1810 census age 45, and a John Dickenson age 26-45. Does anyone have any info on them. Would be glad to share what I have.

SURNAME: Johnson, Bugg, George, Pace
DATE: 1 October 2000
NAME: Judith Johnson Metz

QUERY:  I have done research on the family of Obediah Johnson and Mary Susan Roberts who were married in Fluvanna in 1835. Obediah's sister Cecelia married first Mr. Sidney Pace, who was killed, then second-Mr. Samuel Bugg.

I believe Cecelia is buried at Shores, Va. Obediah and Cecelia were children of Nancy George and Anderson Johnson originally from Goochland.

Will be willing to share my information with anyone who has done research on any of these families.

Obediah and Mary Susan are listed in the 1880 census in the Cunningham District of Fluvanna Co

DATE: 27 September 2000

I happen to know of a fellow by the name of Ed Maxey who now lives in Silver Spring Maryland. He is about 85 years old. He owns some small islands off the James River and may have had relatives related to the pirate Captain Kidd. He is a really cheerful and wonderful guy. He recently, well, 11 years ago remarried.
I speak with him about once a week. He has such a history and I was wondering if you knew him or of his family. Since they date back quit sometime ago and are from your area.
I have been trying to convince them to get a computer but they are somewhat skeptic.
Do you have any access to something that might impress him in terms of history?

SURNAME: Wood, Hope
DATE: 9 September 2000
NAME: John F. Wood

QUERY:  Thomas Wood was born in 1755, I believe in Fluvanna County. He married Mary Hope at Kents Store. He had six children, two of which, Thomas and James traveled to Kansas stopping in Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Missouri. He arrived in Kansas and settled in what is now known as Valley Falls in 1854. It would be nice to locate more information on the Fluvanna connection and where the family came from to Fluvanna County. Pleased copy on any response. Thank you.

DATE: 5 September 2000
NAME: Mary Smith Harbour

QUERY:  I am looking for Bartlett Smith and Sephronia Smith. From the LDS they had a son named named Leander in Fluvanna Co in 1858. My grandfather is Leander Ira Smith which was born in 1858 but I do not know his parents or is this is his parents.. Does anyone have a connection to these smiths. Leander was married in Goochland Co.. Was there a birth register for 1858?

SURNAME: Walker, Flanagan
DATE: 22 August 2000
NAME: Larry E. Walker

QUERY:  John Walker lived in Fluvanna Co. between 1800 and 1872.  He married Nancy Flanagan, daughter of Ambrose Flanagan.  John Walker had a son John A. Walker who married (1) Christiana Parish; (2) Lucy Flanagan.  The family lived near Keswick.  A family cemetery is in the area.  John Walker's father was William Walker.  Both William Walker and Ambrose Flanagan were from Louisa County (Fredericksburg Parish).

DATE: 8 August 2000
NAME: Pat Adkins

QUERY:  I am looking for information about John Calvin RYALS, who were his parents and siblings? He was born about 1847 in FLuvanna County and married Mary Ida Richardson anyone know the date of their marriage? They lived in Fluvanna County and had 11 children. Dave Cleon, Percy B, Nellie, Wallace, Aubrey, Hugh, Lucy, Gellie, Winnie D, Dudley R, Lois L, and Oscar. Any information about any of these people would be of great help.

DATE: 8 August 2000
NAME: Pat Adkins

QUERY: I am trying to find out who the children of John Calvin RYALS and Mary Ida Richardson Ryals married? I the following children listed for them and if this is not correct please let me know?

Dave Cleon born 1874
Percy B born 1876
Nellie @1874
Wallace 1881
Aubrey Hugh born 1884
Lucy 1886
Gillie 1888
Winnie D no date
Dudley R 1892
Lois L 1895
Oscar 1898

Who did these people marry? Any information would be so greatly appreciated.

DATE: 20 July 2000
NAME: Tracy Stancill

My name is Tracy Stancill and I am researching my Davis ancestors. Have found the following links listed on the LDS Family Search site and would like to hear from the person who posted this info or anyone who knows about this line :
Eugenius Monroe Davis born 1833 in Fluvanna Co.(He moved to NC-Pitt Co. and is my third great grandfather) His parents were Edmund W. and Nancy Garner Davis. Edmund was born about 1802 or 1807 in Hanover Co. I believe.

Edmund's parents are posted as John and Mary Arnold Davis form Hanover Co. There are several John Davis and Mary Arnolds listed in Hanover Co. If my John and Mary are already listed I would like to know which ones they are. Thank you

DATE: 8 July 2000
NAME: Ann Farnsworth

QUERY: Seeking info on Charles Thomas b ca 1848 Fluvanna Co. Va. son of George T. Thomas.

Ann Farnsworth


SURNAME: Marion, Carver, Melton, Davis, Childress
DATE: 8 July 2000
NAME: Keith Winslett

QUERY: My family roots are in Fluvanna County, I know that Jesse Marion married (1830's)Mary C. (possibly Carver) had 2 children: Susan Carver Marion and William M. Marion.

William M. Marion married (1870's) Elizabeth F. (Fannie) Melton had 5 children. The first born was John Lewis Marion who married (1900) Minnie Eliza Davis, they had 2 sons. The oldest son was Frank Matthew Marion, he married (1920) Sarah Rebecca Childress and had 6 kids.

The MARION family information is my main interest but if your family and mine connect please let me know, thanks.

DATE: 6 June 2000
NAME: Cliff Payne
QUERY: Requesting information on any siblings of Charles Byron Payne, b 12 Oct. 1863, d 2 Dec. 1948; m Olivia Vivian Anderson, b 31 Mar. 1869 d 15 Sep. 1903.  All of this happened in Fluvanna Co. This information I garnered from Marriage Certificates at the archives in Richmond Va. From the same film I copied the following; Charles father: Barrett G. Payne b 1829? d ? m Mary Anna Winn on 1 Nov. 1855 She was born in 1832?

Charles was my Grandfather. As far back as I can remember he lived in Charlottesville and worked for a lumber mill there. Any help along this line would be greatly appreciated.

DATE: 4 June 2000
NAME: Janet
QUERY: I have tried several time to connect to someone who has info on the Bragg family. I'm trying to find info on William Bragg who married Nora Hackett. William had a brother Clarence. Their father was Elias Bragg. Have a picture of Elias but can't find anything on him. Can you help me?

DATE: 2 June 2000
NAME: Glynda Ford Ellman
QUERY: My name is Glynda Ford Ellman and I live in Texas. Have been busy researching and finding some of my family but no significant research so far in Virginia, so I'm trying to begin AGAIN.

My 3rd great-grandfather, JOHN FORD SR., was born in Albermarle County, however he married in Fluvanna County. His wife, ELIZABETH ENGLAND, was born in Fluvanna County according to information copied from the Ford Bible belonging to this John Ford Sr. born Dec. 1762.

Most of my research has been in Eastern TN. and AR. on the Ford. It was listed on John Ford Sr.'s Rev. Pension papers that the date of his marriage was taken from his family's Bible, however I do not have the Bible and we believe it burned up in an ancestor's home in the late 1900s; that is if John Sr. had it with him when he moved there by 1801/02. If not, there is the possibility this Bible may still be in the possession of one of the Ford descendants still living in Virginia...oh what a find!

Another tidbit of information that I have is taken from an obituary on one of John Sr.'s grandchildren, who died in 1914 and that is that this man, an Indian fighter in Oregon and born in 1835, was born about 20 miles from Richmond, VA. While several of us researching this line believe this obituary is somewhat misleading, the obituary may be instead THAT HIS FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY from the Richmond area of VA. (One reason we find it unlikely is because this man's father traveled in the wagon train as an infant (or was born while on the trail) but all later censuses show him born in VA., and he is accounted for in the 1830 & 1840 censuses of Tenn with all of his family there.)

Want to make contact with anyone researching these lines and will gladly share.

DATE: 19 February 2000
NAME: Roger Behl
QUERY: I am looking for any connection to William M. SMITH. William first married Elizabeth GARDNER July 19, 1819 in Knox County TN. After her death he married Ann GREER on June 25, 1835 in Blount County, TN. William died July 19, 1846 in Decatur, Alabama. William and Elizabeth had several children, but am not sure of all their names. William and Ann are the parents of Arthur C., Andrew V., Mary Ann, Martra T., Edward P., and Elvira A. William M. SMITH is listed in the Fluvanna records of deeds (vol. 10).

SURNAME: Forloines & Gilbert
DATE: 15 February 2000
NAME: Jeff Forloines
QUERY: I am looking for information on the GILBERT and FORLOINES Family in Fluvanna County, Virginia.
O.P. Forloines (believed to be "Odella") married a _________ GILBERT. On Eliza Ann Forloines' Death Certificate, it was signed by her daughter, "O.P. Gilbert." Eliza died in Palmyra, VA in 1914.
ANY information on this GILBERT/FORLOINES Family line would be GREATLY appreciated!
Jeff Forloines

SURNAME: Forloines
DATE: 6 January 2000
NAME: Jeff Forloines
QUERY: I am looking for information on Derby Brown Forloines. He was buried *IN* Beaver Dam Church. I am looking for relatives of his, and such.
If you have any information, please Email me:
Jeff Forloines

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


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