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Genealogy - August, 1984

Issue: August, 1984

[Dear Editor,]

Seeking information on John. Banks (1757-1850), M. Debora Cassel (1760- 1827), her parents?? Phila? His father Richard Banks, Captain N.J., Revolutionary War; Giles and Nancy (Ingram) Martin & their daughter Mary Martin Banks, born 1795 in Martinsville. W. Gordon and Columbia (McMillon) Ham & their daughter Emily A., born 1867 Patrick County, M. Ambrose Jessup. Also Bartlett Smith (married 1829) Helen M. Scott.

Thank You,

Carolyn Banks Coyle
1220 S. Carpenter Rd.
Titusville. Fla. 32796-2926

[Dear Editor,]

I'm trying to find my G.G. Grandfather, C.B. Smith, wife Mary? I don't know what the C.B. stands for. He may have lived in Montgomery Co. or Pulaski Co. He had a son Hiram and grandson, C.B. who lived in Hiwassee, Va. on the New River.

I hope some of you readers can help me. Thank you.

Mrs. Ella Halsey Maner
Rt. 3, Box 353
Norwood, N.C. 28128

[Dear Editor,]

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information about my grandfather, John Clayborn Harris (born 1868, died 1939), and his father, Samuel Greene Harris, both from Patrick County, Va. I also would like to locate any relatives

I might still have in the area. Thank you,

Helen Coulson Gillespie
401 Oak St.
Edgewood, MD. 21040

[Dear Editor,]

My great grandfather was born in East Virginia in approximately 1830. His name was Dennis Vaughn. He apparently left Virginia and settled in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, marrying Gemima Gibson from Washington, Pa. He died in 1876.

I would appreciate any information that might be relevant. Thank you,

Charles H. Vaughn
610 Yacavona Ave.
Kent, Ohio 44240

Editor's Note... The following is a list of books compiled by Lemuel W. Kallam about Surry County, North Carolina and surrounding areas. More information about these books and orders for them may be obtained from Lemuel W. Kallam, R.R. # 8, Box 660-B, Mount Airy, N.C. 27030. BOOKS OF SURRY COUNTY CEMETERIES, I through VII. (Prices range from $17.00 to $28.00 per book) KALLAM FAMILY TREE, $17.00, NICHOLS FAMILY TREE, $11.50, SIMPSON FAMILY TREE, $13.50, SURRY COUN- TY NEW AND OLD, $28.00, SURRY COUNTY MILITARY, $30.00. All prices include postage.