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Fluvanna Co., Virginia Query Page -- 2002
DATE: 15 October 2002
I am looking for more information regarding a William S.
Venable that lived in Fluvanna county in the 1820s. I have a lot of
information about William's life, but absolutely no information
regarding who his parents were. Although I have been searching for
years, I get nowhere. I do have some documents that provide interesting
clues, but need some help making the links. Any help would be
Sarah Richardson, widow of John Richardson, married
Robert Kent in 1823. I have copies of a will she made in that same year,
and an intent of marriage agreement made between her and Robert Kent a
few months later. In both documents, she mentions William S. Venable and
William L. Clarke as being executors/administrators. She leaves a large
amount of property to both and to a Rebecca Collingsworth. Because
William Venable and William Clarke are mentioned so many times and she
leaves them land and slaves, I am assuming that they are all related. I
am hoping that Sarah may be my key to finding William's parents.
However, I have been unable to locate a maiden name or birthdate for
Sarah. I do know that she died in 1831 (this is when her will was
proven). I have also had no luck finding any information for her first
husband, John Richardson. It seems like this family just dropped out of
William S. Venable was born in Bath Co, VA (?) in 1804. He moved
several times in his life, venturing through Kentucky, and dying in
Illinois. He married Sarah Eades, daughter of Sheperd Eades, in
Albemarle Co, VA.
DATE: 28 July 2002
Does anyone know who the parents of Sarah Judith Jane
Giles was. She was born about 1717 in Goochland/Fluvanna, VA area. She
married John Bybee, Sr about 1732 in Saint James Parrish, Goochland, VA.
Their children were: David 1735, John 1738, Cornelius 1740, William
1741, Samuel 1743, Edward 1746, Joseph 1747, Pleasant 1758 and Jean
1762. Maybe John Bybee had two or three wives. I really would like to
know who the parents are of his first wife, Sarah.
DATE: 27 July 2002
looking for land ownership info for the Baber family. My ancestor,
Thomas Baber was Born: ABT. 1720 at: Old Rappahannock, Virginia Died: 4
OCT 1778 at: Fluvanna Co. Virginia
Specifically, are there any plantations or houses that are still around
that were owned by the family?
DATE: 22 June 2002
The Manassas Virginia
Museum owns and is researching a Civil War plantation
and plantation house called Liberia. The Liberia House still exists
but needs much restoration and preservation. Our research also
the owners of the property. This house was built in 1829 by William J.
Weir who married Harriet Blanden Mitchell. Harriet was the daughter of
Priscilla Carter and Robert Mitchell. This makes her a grandaughter of
Robert "King" Carter. The property was given to her on her mothers
and was originally part of the "King" Carter Cancer Plantation. The
was also headquarters to Genl PTG Beauregard during the first Battle of
Manassas and was visited by Abraham Lincoln. This combination makes
house and family very historically significant.
Here is our problem: During the Battle of First Manassas the family
decided to abandon Liberia, however, local history records that the
left trusted slaves in charge of protecting the house and packing up
possessions. The family withdrew and temporarily settled at a farm
"Union Hall" in Fluvanna County. Later during this same year (1861) the
family returned to Liberia.
Any guidance you might be able to give us as to the location of Union
would be appreciated. We are assuming that the property either belonged
Harriet's family or mutual friends. Also, could you direct me to any
research centers in Fluvanna County that might contain papers relating
any of the above. I will be making several fact gathering trips to
Fluvanna in the next couple of months.
DATE: 10 June 2002
I am looking for any records for Robert Lee
Garnett and/or Dorilee Fields.
Robert Lee Garnett was born 1868 or 69
in Virginia, his father and mother were both born in Virginia.
According to the 1880 US Census for
Virginia. Robert lived in Palmyra, Fluvanna Co, with an uncle named
Elias W. King age 55, farmer, born in Virginia, whose father and mother
were both born in Virginia. Also Robert had an aunt, (Elias's wife),
named Pamelia L. King age 56, house keeper, probably born Pamelia L.
Chiles, from Virginia, her father and mother were also both born in
Virginia. Robert had a sister living with him at the time; her name was
Maud Garnett, age 16, born Virginia.
Robert Lee Garnett, and his wife Dorilee
Fields, were the parents of my grandfather, Fred Roland Garnett, born 21
Feb 1895, Richmond, Chesterfield Co, Virginia. Married to: Naomi
Williams, born, 5 Jul 1893, Walnut Port, North Hampton Co, PA. Married
on 23 Feb 1915 in Philadelphia, PA.
DATE: 6 May 2002
NAME: Ray Flowers
I would like information on WEAVER family- Samuel 1710, Benjamin 1733 Goochland, James 1781 Fluvanna, Benjamin 1806- he came to Ohio in 1850. Wives are Woodrum, and Hughes.
SURNAME: Sykes, "Ghosts"
DATE: 16 May 2002
NAME: Janice DiMarco
I am trying to narrow down a topic for a research paper for my summer class
at Piedmont. I thought that I might investigate hauntings in Fluvanna Co. I live on Rt. 620, in the old Sykes Home Place, and it seems to have a few
of its own! Would you be able to direct me towards some folks who would be
willing to talk about ghost sightings or hauntings in the county?
DATE: 31 May 2002
I am looking for any old pictures of Kidds Store in Fluvanna County. My
grandpa Mr. Garvey C. Lewis owned and ran it for many years before Charlie
Kidd did. This was some 30 years ago. I'm doing a photo album.
SURNAME: Garnett, Fields
DATE: 10 June 2002
NAME: Hervig, Gary
QUERY: I am looking for any records for Robert Lee Garnett and/or Dorilee Fields.
Robert Lee Garnett was born 1868 or 69 in Virginia, his father and mother were both born in Virginia.
According to the 1880 US Census for Virginia. Robert lived in Palmyra, Fluvanna Co, with an uncle named Elias W. King age 55, farmer, born in Virginia, whose father and mother were both born in Virginia. Also Robert had an aunt, (Elias's wife), named Pamelia L. King age 56, house keeper, probably born Pamelia L. Chiles, from Virginia, her father and mother were
also both born in Virginia. Robert had a sister living with him at the time; her name was Maud Garnett, age 16, born Virginia.
Robert Lee Garnett, and his wife Dorilee Fields, were the parents of my grandfather, Fred Roland Garnett, born 21 Feb 1895, Richmond, Chesterfield Co, Virginia. Married to: Naomi Williams, born, 5 Jul 1893, Walnut Port, North Hampton Co, PA. Married on 23 Feb 1915 in Philadelphia, PA.
DATE: 17 May 2002
I am descended from John Alloway Strange of Fluvanna Co. I am having
difficulty finding his grandson, Archaleaus Strange's, wife, Sarah C.
Harvey. I have been told that she was a ward of the Timberlakes, but
no other information. Sarah and Arch. named their second son Rufus
which, I assume to be her maiden name.
Later, in Limestone Co. ALA, she is called Sarah C Harvey Rotenberry.
she marry a Rotenberry first, and Arch. second? Any help will be
DATE: 8 April 2002
NAME: Doug Barnett
My name is Doug Barnett and I am engaged in a genealogical searching of my family. I am an African American. Research thus far discloses my Ggandparents came from a plantation named Point of fork, owned by James Galt. I have information on both James and William Galt who ran a plantation named Glenarvon. However I am unable to find a map pinpointing the exact
locations, except that both were apparently in Fluvanna County. I am wondering if you know where I might get access to one of the early maps, specifically defining the location and size of these plantations? Of course
I am willing to absorb any cost attendant thereto. Any information you can provide would be most appreciated. Thank you
DATE: 2 June 2002
NAME: Deborah Rozycki
I am looking for any information re: John Moore 1794 Fluvanna Co. VA He has a will in Book 1 (old Series) p. 127
Need any info you may have for any of the "Moore" family.
This John Moore was married to Agness and had a son named John also, believed to have married someone by the name of Mary (?) Any info would be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 2 April 2002
NAME: Charles F. Price
I am trying to find some information about a maternal ancestor, James Johnson, born in Scotland in 1760 and enlisted in the Virginia Line of the Continental Army at Point of Fork, Fluvanna County, VA in 1779. He later served with the 1st Light Dragoons and was discharged from that regiment in 1783. He died in 1850 at Versailles, IN. He married
an Agnes Baker about 1785; she was from Yancey County, NC. I know nothing about Johnson prior to the Revolution save his birth date and that he was perhaps from Sutherland in the north of Scotland. Any information about his early years - when he came to Fluvanna County, what he did there, etc., etc. - would be most helpful.
DATE: 14 May 2002
NAME: Lois & John Carey
I am descended from David C. Robinson and Mary Herndon.
Their daughter Rebecca Ann Robinson b. 1853 was
married to John Walker Pace b.1843.
Rebecca and John Had:
Vera Walker Pace;
Mary Elizabeth Pace m. James E. Hudson;
Edna Louise Pace m. Harvey Seay;
Overton Pace died in 1910( murdered) someone was
tried and convicted
Does anyone have any information about these folks??
DATE: 11 April 2002
NAME: Sandra E. T. Duncan
I am looking for these people in Fluvanna and or Albemarle county, VA
Descendants of Joseph W. Tyler
1 Joseph W. Tyler b: Abt. 1790 in Sussex, England(see facts) d: Abt. 1868 in Dorsey G Smith
.. +Mary Polly Pace b: Abt. 1805 in ,Fluvanna,VA
........ 2 James Francis Tyler
............ +Unknown Mrs. Patterson
........ 2 Thomas Tyler
........ 2 John Tyler b: Abt. 1825 in VA d: Unknown
............ +Caroline Anderson Bramham b: Abt. 1829 d: Unknown
........ 2 Elizabeth Tyler b: 1831 in ,Fluvanna,VA
........ 2 Meredith Tyler b: 1833 in ,Fluvanna,VA d: Aft. 1888
............ +Angeline Reed b: 1833 in ,,VA
........ 2 Martha Tyler b: 1836 in ,Fluvanna,VA
........ 2 Joseph W. Tyler b: 1838 in ,Fluvanna,VA
........ 2 Thomas R. Tyler b: 1840 in Fluvanna, Albemarle,VA
............ +Sarah Elizabeth Lane b: January 14, 1844 in ,Albemarle, VA
........ 2 Mary E. Tyler b: 1842 in ,Fluvanna,VA
........ 2 Lucy Jane Tyler b: 1849 in ,Fluvanna,VA
............ +James Thomas Lane b: May 05, 1847
DATE: 22 April 2002
NAME: Janine Cairo
I am looking for information on the Garretts of Fluvanna County, VA. I have
traced my Garrett branch of the family tree back to a William Garrett
(Garrit) of Fluvanna County. One of his sons was a Willis W. Garrett who
married an Elizabeth "Betsey" Weaver and moved to Kentucky after 1811. I am
trying to find out more information about this William Garrett. Any
information would be helpful.
DATE: 8 May 2002
NAME: Bob Rawlings
My great grandfather, George Glass, born 08/16/1860,died 12/15/1938.Married Lillie Mae Yowell. Had brothers William and James. Any info would be a great help. His family was from Fluvanna county. He built shafts in the mines.
DATE: 13 June 2002
NAME: Teresa Snead
I am looking for information on William Snead who married Lucy Humphries in Fluvanna County on December 12, 1834. Would like to find parents of William Snead and another available info.
SURNAME: Bevers/Beavers, Cummings/Cummins
DATE: 13 March 2002
NAME: Mick Bradley
I am looking for information on JOHN F BEAVERS, born 1847 in giles county, tn and information says he died in FLUVANNA COUNTY, VA in 1893 (October 30 ). His wife was MARY CUMMINGS or CUMMINS
SURNAME: SHEPHERD, BEATTY, PARRISH, TAYLOR, WALLACE
DATE: 13 March 2002
NAME: Thomas C. Lacy
Abram(ham) Henry Shepherd, b 21 Jul 1866, m 16 Dec 1891 to Clara Bertha Howard, d 23 May 1946 is my grandfather. He is buried at Bethel Baptist Church cemetery (wrongly identified in church records as Albert Henry Shepherd) in a section designated for William E. Wallace and M. H. Parrish. I am looking for a connection between my grandfater and James Pollock
Beatty and William E. Wallce who are buried in the same section, and with M. H. Parrish who is buried elsewhere. Also Laura Winston Shepherd is buried in a section designated for Henry Burton Taylor. Also in the section with Laura is Henry's wife, Georgia Bowles Taylor and their daughter Mary Elizabeth Taylor. I am looking for a connection between my grandfather
and Laura and Laura and the Taylors.
SURNAME: PACE, WILLS, WHITTON, WHITE
DATE: 26 February 2002
NAME: Frank Dean
Looking for a Robert Pace and Catherine White who were thought to have been the parents of ROBERT FRANKLIN PACE, b. ca 1863 and md. Mary Key WILLS ca. 1888. They had dau. Maude Ethel PACE. Believe all this happened in Palmyra, Fluvanna Co., VA. Any help greatly appreciated -- and will share info held.
DATE: 16 February 2002
NAME: Kim Gunkel
I am searching for any information on my gggggrandfather, Fountain Campbell. Most of Fountain's relatives lived in Russell Co, VA but the 1870 census lists a Fountain Campbell in Fork Union Township in Fluvanna County. Fountain would have been about 67 at this time. No one in the family can accurately trace him after 1850 and we are hoping that perhaps he moved
to Fluvanna Co. and possibly spent the rest of his days there. Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated.
DATE: 12 February 2002
As a matter of record form the 1870 census, the Barnett family resided in Fluvanna County. I think they resided in Richmond,Va. Powelland Matilda Barnett headed the family. They were born in 1815 and 1825 respectively.Their children were, Foster, Samuel, Jane, Powell, Woodson, Neal, Nancy, Mary Ann, Henrietta, Powell and Isaac. The family is of African
American descent. Submitted by Douglas Q. Barnett, descendant of Powell Barnett.
SURNAME: Claxton- Jordon
DATE: 16 January 2002
NAME: Melissa Caraway Scharp
I am looking for information on Henry Claxton and his wife Fanny Jordon. Fanny was a native of Fluvanna County and they were married there in Abt. 1800, Henry was an immigrant from Ireland and is said to have arrived in Fluvanna County in the mid 1790s. Any information on either of these or Fanny's family would be great. Thank you!