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Genealogy - September, 1989

Issue: September, 1989

[Dear Editor,]
I need information on William Ward who married Rosa Payne. Rosa, I was told, was half Cherokee Indian. Several children were born to this union: Eck Ward, Jack Ward (Jack moved to W. Va., had one daughter, Britt Green Ward who lived on Sandy Ridge, Va.), Robert Lee Ward lived in Hurricane section of Wise County, Va., Virginia Ward married William N. Richardson and they lived in the Sandy Ridge Section of Coeburn, Va. (they had two daughters: Lora Deal, Clinchco, Va. and Eston Evans, Herald, Va; six sons: B.C. Richardson, Kingsport, Tn., Dallas Richardson, Oak Ridge, Tn., Orville Richardson, Lancaster, Pa., Ralph Richardson, Chicago, II., Guy Richardson, Monroe, Mi., and Russell Richardson, Huron, Oh.), Alice Ward married Charlie Smith. Mary Jane Ward was my grandmother. She married Henry Dobson Bates from Snow Hill, (Dobson, N.C.) January 24, 1892 at Lambsburg, Va. She was born April 22, 1877 in Fancy Gap, Carroll County, Va. they lived at Lambsburg for a while, later moved to Riverview, a section of Coeburn, Va. While living there, Grandpa Henry Dobson Bates lost his arm while working in the coal mines. Later moved from Riverview to a section of Norton, Va. called the Nettle Patch. There they lived and raised ten children. They are both buried in the Bates Cemetery in the Nettle Patch. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Freddie Bates
4603 Summit Ave.
Greensboro, N.C. 27405

[Dear Editor,]
Seeking information about John Edwards or any of his children. John died in Grayson County, Virginia in 1810, leaving behind the following children: William Edwards, Thomas Edwards, wife Mary, Elijah Edwards, Elisha Edwards, Catherine Edwards (Sexton), Jenny Edwards (Burk), Nancy Edwards (Shockley) and Easter Edwards.

Bobby R. Edwards
1059 Johnsontown Rd.
Thomasville, NC 27360

[Dear Editor,]
I am seeking information on Joshua Redwine and his wife Rosana (Price?) Redwine, born in North Carolina and migrated into Elk Garden, Russell County, Virginia around 1800.

They raised a large family there, namely David Bolling, who at one time lived in Tazewell County, Virginia. Rolling Russell, Mariah, Ann, Jane, Elizabeth, Nancy, Salomon, and my great grandfather, Joshua Redwine, Jr., who married Catherine McNew, daughter of Elisha McNew II and Jane Sutton Redwine.

Joshua Redwine, Sr. and wife Rosana, and daughter Mary are buried on the Stuart Farm at Elk Garden, Virginia.

We have not been able to find the parents of Joshua Sr. and Rosana, his wife.

I would be glad to exchange information with anyone working on the same lines. Any information would be appreciated.

Mrs. Dorothy T. Wright
417 Bluff City Highway
Bristol, TN 37620