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Genealogy - February, 1989

Issue: February, 1989

[Dear Editor,]
I am researching Moore/Mayberry. John P. Moore married Rachel Mayberry, daughter of George Mayberry and his wife Christina Kimberline. George, son of Frederick Mayberry and wife Barbarah (last name unknown) b. 1751 NJ, d. 11 Nov. 1848 Perry/Bobb County, Alabama. Married 5 January 1782 Bedford County, Va. George's brother Henry Mayberry died Hickman County, Tn. Believe George moved to Tn. then Al. Seeking any information on John P. (possibly Pinckney) Moore.

I am interested in corresponding with and sharing information with anyone doing research on this Mayberry family.

Judy Moore Leonard
1124 Linganore Place
Charlotte, NC 28203

[Dear Editor,]
I am seeking information of my father's mother. My father, George Thompson Swaim was the youngest of twelve children born to Lewis and Martha Thompson Swaim on April 2, 1886. one account lists his birth at Hilton, Floyd County, Virginia. Another account lists him born at Willis, Floyd County, Virginia. George Swaim's mother Martha Jane Thompson was the daughter of John Thompson and Sara Vass Thompson. Martha Jane Thompson Swaim was born May 8, 1840. Lewis Swaim was born April 11, 1835. Both are buried in Newbern, Virginia where they resided at the time of their death.

That is the scant information I have regarding Martha Jane Thompson Swaim. She and Lewis Swaim were married in Hillsville, Virginia around 1860. I am sure that Martha Jane had siblings but I have no way of ascertaining who or where. I understand that Lewis Swaim taught school in Hillsville, Virginia.

Any information at all would be gratefully appreciated.

Mildred Carrett
1295 E. Allen St.
Lancaster, OH 43130

[Dear Editor,]
I need to find out about a Tom or Thomas Martin and what kin he was to John William Kasey (born January 1, 1866). He married Cornelia Ann Turner (born September 17, 1872) in Patrick County, Virginia in 1888. They lived at Nettle Ridge in Patrick County, Virginia.

I would like any information on John William, called Billy. He was my grandfather and died when I was young.

Thank you,

Ruth Baswell
Rt. 5, Box 276
Bassett, VA 24055

[Dear Editor,]
The Augusta Military Academy Alumni Association is holding its annual reunion April 7-8, Ingleside Inn, Staunton, Va. Write P.O. Box 101 Ft. Defiance, VA 24437 or Phone 703-939-4225.

Thank you,

Thomas B. Simmons
Star Route, Box 49
Deerfield, VA 24432