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Genealogy - January, 1987

Issue: January, 1987

[Dear Editor,]
I am seeking information on my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother families.

My Great Grandfather was Tobias Turman, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Turman. He was borned June 20, 1857, died August 15, 1921. He married July 5, 1883 to Belle Quesenberry daughter of James P. and Fannie Breeden Quesenberry. She was borned December 24, 1860, died March 20, 1937.

My Grandfather was Novel S. Turman who married Eliza Keith. My father was Edgar L. Turman who married Ruth Allison. They lived in Allisonia, Virginia.

I am willing to purchase any books or information that anyone has researched. I have a small amount of information that I am willing to share with anyone.

Robert L. Turman
PO Box 730
Dublin, Virginia 24084

[Dear Editor,]
I am seeking information on my g-g-g-grandparents William C. Southern b. 5-6-1806, d. 9.18-1872. Mar. Nancy Elizabeth ?, b. 11-7-1807, d. 5-11-1891 [possibly s/o Rev. Robert Southern & Nancy Neal of Claiboan Co., Eastern Tennessee, Baptist Minister] the only children's names I have are my ga. grandfather, William Neal Southern b. 1.5-1853, d. 12.29-1932, Mary Ann Marshall b. 1.26-1857, d. 4-11.1901; Robert Southern; Elizabeth A. Southern mar. 9-28-1849, J. B. Shelor.

Also any information on Elijah Morris mar. Jane?. He was in Ohio Co., Virginia in 1810, their children possibly: Samuel b. ca. 1822; Tabitha, John b. ca. 1816, d. ca. 1902, mar. Malinda Harrell b. 1820, d. 1889, bur. Hopewell Cent., Hopewell, Washington, Co., Mo.; Jesse b. 1824; Joseph; Vivian mar. Rendalle Chenault.

S. H. Long
P.O. Box 411
Floyd, Va. 24091

[Dear Editor,]
My ancestors on my mother's side of the family were born and raised there. My great grandfather and great-grandmother are buried beside the Parkway about a 30 minute drive from Fancy Gap, Va. north on the Parkway. Their names William & Hester (Banks) Haynes.

My grandmother's parents are buried at Hillsville, Va. Their names: Green and Sally MeMillatt. My grandparents were Garland and Mary Haynes. They are buried in Dickenson Co. Virginia. I would like to hear from any one that's related to them.

Jewel C. Martin
Rt. 1, Box 720
Dante, Virginia 24237

[Dear Editor,]
Need information on William Brownlee born ca 1819, Augusta County, Virginia, married 10, June 1869, Rockbridge County, Virginia, Martha A. Wade, born ca 1932, Rockbridge County, Va. His parents: William and Mary Brownlee. Her parents: G.W. and Mary Wade.

Harry Brownlee, Jr.
P.O. Box 1004
Peru, Indiana 46970

[Dear Editor,]
Would like any information on Henry Steelman, my grandfather's brother. My Grandfather was Sam Steelman. The family was originally from Carroll Co., Va., but Henry moved to North Wilkesboro, NC. many years ago. Henry had a son named Thurman and a daughter named Bessie. They worked in mills in North Wilkesboro, NC.

Charles L. Baker
P.O. Box 105
Loon Lake, WA 99148