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Genealogy - July-August-September, 1992

Issue: July-August-September, 1992

[Dear Editor,]
Who were the parents of John Duncan, born 9/1/1841 died 5/4/1917. He married Rena Ann Hill born 1846 died 2/26/1900. 2nd wife Lucy Goad.

Who were parents of Blanch Duncan Sr. who married Nancy Reed and had son Blanch Duncan born 1810 died 4/8/1878, who married Catherine Phillips born 1816 died 8/1885.

I need proof of John Duncan and Blanch Duncan Senior's parents.

Mrs. Edith Cox
1527 Union Valley Road
Riner, Virginia 24149-2613

[Dear Readers,]
Holston Territory Genealogical Society is producing a new book entitled "Families and History of Sullivan County Tennessee - Vol. 1." All current and former residents, as well as those with roots in Sullivan County are being asked to participate. Each household may submit a 500 word story and one photograph, to be included in the book, at no charge.

Deadline for the submission of family stories, or for the pre-publication purchase of books is November 20, 12992.

For more information call 615-878-2228 in Bristol, Tennessee, or write HTGS, PO Box 433, Bristol, VA 24203.

[Dear Editor,]
I am seeking information on the DeBoard lineage, specifically the family of Emory H. DeBoard and Elizabeth Crusenberry, of Smyth Co. His father was William DeBoard married to Helen Harris and later to Sara Lee.

I am also seeking information on the Horne lineage, specifically the family of William H. Horne and Ruby Gose. I have been able to trace Ruby to her mother, Georgia Lee, daughter of Alexander Lee. I believe that he was in the military in the 1800s. I would also like information on the Horne Family Society.

I would welcome any information on either of these families or any societies that may know of them.

Mrs. Cathy Frandsen
c/o John Boyle, M.D.
945 West Hospital Drive, Suite #7
Price, Utah 84501

[Dear Editor,]
Wishing to correspond with any one who has information on the following:

George Washington Wilson and his wife Mary Francis Odell who lived in Patrick Co, VA. George was son of George Washington Wilson and Rebecca Jane Eastes or similar spelling.

Hillary Woodson Bowman and his wife Lenaris Ethel Hubbard. They lived in Patrick Co, VA. Hillary was son of Jeddida (Judith) Bowman, father unknown. Lenaris was daughter of Jonathan Hubbard and Sarah (Elizabeth) Dillon also of Patrick Co.

Any information on the above will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Shirley Wilson
37215 Hillcrest Drive
Soldotna, Alsaka 99669


Shirley Wilson
Route 2, Box 1980
Farmville, VA 23980

We are sisters-in-law.

[Dear Editor,]
I would like to request genealogy information on the Spanglers of Southwest Virginia.

David Spangler Sr. (1720-1787) and his wife Mary Motsinger (1720- 1818) from Henry County and Franklin County, Virginia.

David Spangler Jr. (1747-1823) and his wife Sarah (1753-1838) from Montgomery County and Floyd County, Virginia.

David Spangler (1801-1856) and his wife Amelia Boothe (1801-) from Floyd County, Virginia.

C.D. Spangler
414 Fenton Mill Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188-1827
(804) 565-2099

[Dear Editor,]
Rev. Thomas Woolsey b 1719 Westchester Co, NY, buried 1794 Riverbank Cemetery Smyth Co, VA. Married 1746 unknown wife. 2nd marriage Sarah Pierce. Rev. Woolsey was one of the first Baptist ministers in area. Need Thomas' death date, name of 1st wife and marriage date and information regarding Sarah Pierce. Postage/copy costs returned.

Hal Young
120 Baldwin Land
Port Ludlow, Washington 98365