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Genealogy - April, 1991

Issue: April, 1991

[Dear Editor,]
I am seeking relatives of Rebecca Jane Wilson, widow of George W. Wilson. Rebecca and her children lived in Wythe Co. in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Her husband George died between 1867 and 1870. Rebecca probably died around 1915 at the age of 90+. During their early years George and Rebecca lived in Patrick Co, Virginia and Surry Co., North Carolina. They had children: Enoch, Logan, George, Elizabeth, Harden, David, Robert, Annie, John, Harriet. I would like to hear from anyone who might be a descendent of George and Rebecca. I am trying to locate a Haskill Lee Wilson who lived in El Paso, Texas. Your help in this would be greatly appreciated.

Mrs. R.R. (Shirley) Wilson
37215 Hillcrest Drive
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
(907) 262-9416

[Dear Editor,]
I am searching for the ancestry of Granville Henderson Cox, born Grayson County, VA November 29, 1822.

His father was Samuel Cox, native of Virginia. His mother formerly Susan Fender, was born in Ashe County, North Carolina. Granville H. Cox married 1843 to Nancy Cornelius Choate. She was age 15. Both families moved to Plainville, Indiana from Grayson County, VA about 1867.
Who was Samuel Cox and which Cox family does he belong to? Any help would be appreciated.

James Cox
7045 Tall Oak Lane
Roanoke, VA 24018

[Dear Editor,]
I would like to know if there are any Ullom, Woolam, Ulam or Ulums still living in or around Wheeling, in Wetzell County, West Virginia. Or if anyone knew of people by this name. My great-grandfather, Alford Ullom, was born there in 1847 and I have an Ullom "cousin" (we haven't been able to tie her in on the family tree just yet) whose grandfather was also born in Wheeling. If anybody has anything, including old stories, old letters mentioning an Ullom, purchases from such, etc., it will be much appreciated. Thank you

Dolores Rush
PO Box 203
DeSoto, Kansas 66018

[Dear Editor,]
Seeking death date of my great grandfather, William Isaac Craddock, CSA veteran from Patrick County, born 1835, was in Company H. 58 Regiment Vol. Infantry.

Wife was Mary Ann Houchins, born 1831, died January 20, 1914. Family tradition says he died about 6 months later. He was very active in CSA veterans reunions & other related activities. I'm hoping some members of this Regiment may have kept death records of Co. H and handed them down through their families. Any help appreciated.

Kathleen H. Baker
Rt 6, Box 151
Martinsville, VA 24112

[Dear Editor,]
Does anyone have an old photo of the following people that you would share a copy with me?

William Barton Clifton, 1834-1918, married Sarah Rakes. William Harvey Rakes, 1848-1907, married Lucinda DeHart. John Andrew Cruise, 1849-1923, married Eliza Lewis.

They lived in Vesta, Patrick County, Virginia.

Lucy C. Nowlin
Rt 5, Box 24171
Stuart, VA 24171