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Genealogy - July, 1990

Issue: July, 1990

[Dear Editor,]
I would like to know more about Christopher Young's descendents. Christopher Young married Mary (Polly) Snow April 15, 1808 in Stokes County, North Carolina and later moved to Surry County in the 1830's to Fisher and Little Fish River.

I would appreciate any information on this family.

John Maxey
60 Maxey Road
Spanishburg, West Virginia 25922-9153

[Dear Editor,]
I am interested in hearing from anyone who has information regarding the Cox family or the Puckett family.

Both the Coxs and Puckets were from Floyd, Virginia and the surrounding area. Please contact:

Hope Ayers
700 Biggs Highway
Rising Sun, Maryland 21911

Dear Editor:
I was a member of the 43rd Infantry Division in World War II. The 43rd "Winged Victory Division" fought in four campaigns in the pacific over a period of three years. Former members of this division have formed the 43rd Infantry Division Veterans Association and for years we have tried various means of locating others who have served with us. We are also searching for members who served in the 43rd Infantry Division during the Korean War or peacetime.

I have heard that there might be some ex-members of this division in the area served by your newspaper. I hope that you are able to publish this letter so that our comrades or their survivors may contact me.

Any assistance you may give in this matter will be greatly appreciated. We are an authorized chapter of the 43rd National Veterans Association and we have been issued a charter. The association is a non-profit organization.


Joe Carey, Past Chapter Comander
PO Box 6582
Nalcrest (Lake Wells), Florida 33856

[Dear Editor,]
I am seeking information on Rodeham Moore, born 1744 in Ireland (I think), died 4 June 1811, buried Patrick Co., Va.

Need particularly his parents, siblings and other relations. When he came to the States and from where is also needed. Any information some kind person out there would have will be deeply appreciated.

Also needed is any previous marriage before Elizabeth Gallahue.

His name was spelled Rodeham (on gravestone), Rodham, Rohody, Bodham and Rody Moore. The first I have found him in public records is when he disavowed allegiance to Great Britain and swore allegiance to the State of Virginia on 7 Oct. 1777 in what was then Henry Co., Va. along with 129 other male persons.

Merle D. Moore
HC 34, Box 3260
Winchester, Virginia 22601