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Genealogy - June, 1984

Issue: June, 1984

For those of you who are interested in researching your family trees, we have found several book companies that specialize in this type of books. They offer catalogs for you to see what they have for sale. We are listing their names and addresses for your convenience. Some of these companies have old out of print books, Civil War autographs, and other old paper artifacts also.

Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
111 Water St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202

Southern Historical Press, Inc.
c/o Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr.
P.O. Box 738
Easley, S.C. 29641-0738

Virginia Book Company
P.O. Box 431
Berryville, Va. 22611

Zullo and Van Sickle Books
12137 Darnestown Rd.
Gaitherburg, Md. 20878

[Dear Editor,]

I would appreciate any information on Sarah Sabrina Hall, my grandmother. Sarah's mother and father were Mr. Joe Hall and Martha Turner Hall. They lived in the Charity section of Patrick County.

Thank You,

Miss Jessie Harris
Route 1, Box 85-B
Stuart, Va. 24171

[Dear Editor,]

I am researching my paternal history. Would anyone have any information about Peter Cruise, born June 29, 1813? He was married to Elizabeth (Betsy) Hylton of Floyd County on October 22, 1846. She was the daughter of Valentine Hylton and Rebecca Authur (Auter). Peter Cruise was the son of John Cruise and Mary Martin, possibly of Patrick County.

Thank you,

Rozalia Cruise Hogg
108 Pelham Drive
Waynesboro, Va. 22980

[Dear Editor,]

I had a great-uncle that visited a lot of families and homes in Patrick County, Dr. John Kerr Martin. I would love to know about him and the J.F. Harris family. Dr. Martin was a captain in the Civil War and was wounded in the battle of Gettysburg, having his leg shot off. He died in Draper-Spray (now Eden) North Carolina. I found the death certificate but not the grave. I would like to put a marker on the grave. Could anyone help me? Some of his papers and things are in the Patrick County Museum at Stuart, Virginia. He was a member of the Old Doctors of Virginia. My earliest memories are of him. My father was born at Vesta, Va. and moved to Mt. Airy, N.C. in 1900.


Ruth M. Ferguson
2016 Springs Rd.
Mount Airy, N.C. 27030

[Dear Editor,]

Seeking information on William Dalton born 1884, Wythe Co., Va., son of Matilda Goad Dalton, married Reddie Hawkins (1884) born in Ashe Co., N.C., daughter of Charles and Iaeria Hawkins in Pulaski Co, Va., January 4, 1906. Two half sisters are known: Mary Jane Goad (1868- 1905) Carroll Co., Va. and Matilda R. Goad 1878, Carroll Co., Va. Will appreciate any information.

Thank you,

Mrs. Gladys R. Parks
4949 Cheyenne SE
Canton, Ohio 44707