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Genealogy - August, 1986

Issue: August, 1986

[Dear Editor;]
Tyre Bowman - married Margaret Vaughter in Patrick Co., in 1821 - need birth and death dates on Tyre and his parents. Need Margaret's, birth date. They had 5 children, who were the older two born ca. 1820-25?

Also, need William Ham's wife, children and parents - William, b. ca 1780 in Patrick Co. and died March 13, 1860, Patrick Co., Va.

Gladly exchange information!

Carolyn Banks Coyle
1220 S. Carpenter Rd.
Titusville, FL 32796

[Dear Editor;]
I would like to learn about my great-grandmother's family who lived in Grayson or Wythe County, Virginia around the 1870's. Her name was Minnie Campbell, and was possibly the daughter of a local attorney. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Dennis J. Osborne
Rt. 3, Box 348
Sparta, N.C. 28675

[Dear Editor;]
I would like information on Dillon, Mitchell, Shepherd or Murph. I have some information on all four families. If anyone has information on any of the four families, I certainly would appreciate hearing from them. Any information I have, I will gladly share.

Georgia S. Brown
710 Cole Street
Greensboro, N.C. 27401

[Dear Editor;]
In the June '86 issue, I submitted some names I was doing research on. The last one, Pritchett was misspelled. It should be Pickett. I need proof of Isaac Martin's parentage. Isaac was born in 1782 or 1785 in Halifax County, VA. It is said his parents may be William Martin and Delphia Walden, but proof is needed.

I also need proof that Edmund Fulcher Sr. (born 1800-1802_ parents are George Fulcher b. 1763 and Fanny Penn. If anyone can send me any kind of proof on either of the above, I will pay any cost that incur. Thank you.

Rhonda Mills Goodin
804 Highland Ridge
Martinsville, VA 24112

[Dear Editor;]
Nathan D. Webster, age 6 on the 1850 Carroll Co. census was living with the James Landreth family. He was still with them in 1860. He was the only Webster listed on the 1850 census. According to his marriage record, his parents were Elbert and Sally Webster.

Where did the Websters come from? What happened to Elbert and Sally? What relationship was Nathan to the Landreths?

Any help in solving this mystery would be appreciated.

Lucy Dalton, born in Carroll Co. c. 1813 and married John Duncan c. 1835. She was the granddaughter of William Dalton and Elizabeth Sturman. William Dalton had sons James, John Bass, Reuben, timothy, Lewis and William Jr. Which one was her father?

Melba B. Long
Rt. 1, Box 320
Radford, VA 24141