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Genealogy - October, 1988

Issue: October, 1988

[Dear Editor,]
I am interested in finding information on my great grandparents, Ellis Mayberry and Tabatha Howard Mayberry. They had one son, Luther Mayberry. Ellis and Tabatha divorced and she married George Cooper. Luther took the name Cooper and raised eleven children in Eolia, Kentucky.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Ellis and his family, please contact me as we can share information on Luther Mayberry Cooper.

Benjamin L. Cooper
Rt. 1, Box 160
Hiltons, VA 24258

[Dear Editor,]
I would like to correspond with others doing pre-Civil War work on these families: Bandy, Hylton, Hanks, Atkinson in Montgomery and Bedford counties, Virginia; Powers, Woodyard, Nicewonder, MacPherson in Giles County, Virginia.

Betty P. Crislip
2605 S. Dundee
Tampa, FL 33629

[Dear Editor,]
Nickels and Elam family history and genealogy is now being compiled for publication. We would like to ask you to share pictures, recollections of colorful or outstanding leaders, good deeds, and amusing actions of some of our ancestors. Write them down and send any item you may want to share with us. Thank you!

Edwin E. Nickels
Rt. 4, Box 219
Rocky Branch Rd.
Blountville, TN 37617

[Dear Editor,]
I am searching for any information on a Edmundson Boyd who lived back in the late 1700's or early 1800's. Who were his parents? When and where was he born? His daughter, my grandmother, Margaret Ann Boyd Grauley has on her marriage license that they were from Wythe County, Virginia.

I would also like any information on William Grauley. His wife was Mary Higgs (I think). They had a son George Washington Grauley who was born in 1852. They were from Henry County Virginia.

Delphia Walls
Rt. 3, Box 357
Hillsville, VA 24343

[Dear Editor,]
I am searching for any information on Fitzgeralds that left Virginia and went to Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee in the 1880's. Especially Asa Fitzgerald and Schuler Fitzgerald.

Thank you,
Wesley Fitzgerald
P.O. Box 65
Afton, VA 22920

[Dear Editor,]
I am seeking the parents of Thomas Oscar Bryan born Oct. 1814 in Craven or Jones Co., North Carolina. He died on April 4, 1864 in Wayne Co., NC. He married Susan Ann White on January 4, 1837 in New Bern. Thomas was a stage coach driver from New Bern to Raleigh. Where in Wayne Co. did he die? His parents were Thomas, who died in January of 1827, and his mother's name was Mary.

I am also seeking the parents of Jefferson Robins who was born in 1810 in Glouchester Co., Virginia. His father is believed to be James and his mother Jessica or Icedica born in Maryland. Jefferson's second wife was Fannie Rowe, daughter of Zacharaih and Nancy Rowe.

These people were my great grandparents. Any help will be appreciated.

Ruth Glaser
1610-28th St., Apt 715
Portsmouth, OH 45662

[Dear Editor,]
I desire information about ancestors and descendants of Thomas W. Williamson who married Nancy Bishop in 1839 in Floyd County, Virginia. Their daughter Elizabeth married John T. Old in 1860 in Floyd County. Elizabeth seems to disappear from Floyd County records after the death of her husband, John T. Old, in 1871. Did she remarry; when did she die?

Linda F. Steele
3119 Courtland Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44122-2807