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Genealogy - February, 1987

Issue: February, 1987

[Dear Editor;]
Seeking information on J.F. "John Frelin" Mabry, father of E. B. Mabry age 18 - Married 20, Jan. 1886 Patrick County, Virginia - son of Matilda J. Hall - Mollie J. Spangler age 19 - daughter of G. W. and S. A. Spangler - Minster F. D. Scott - Will D. Spangler Hooker, Danville, Va.

Atta K. King
Rt. 1, Box 163
Spout Sring, Va. 24593

[Dear Editor;]
Seeking information about Thomas Moles (my grandfather), died February 8, 1963 in Floyd County, Virginia. Would like to know his brothers and sisters names and place of residence. He was married to Ora Lawson Moles from Townsend, Tennessee. I would also like to know any information about the Lawson family from Townsend, Tennessee.

Thank you,

Cindy Moles
P.O. Box 4
Laurel Fork, VA 24352

Dear Readers:
Historic Crab Orchard Museum offers a genealogical research service to those searching for family roots in Southwest Virginia. Contact:

Ms. Nell Bundy
Historic Crab Orchard Museum
PO Box 12
Tazwell, Virginia 24651.

Dear Readers:
For anyone who has Vance relatives, there is a national Vance Family Association that you may contact. Write to:

Marilyn Vance Muller, Secretary
Vance Family Association of North America
1481 Pulaski Road
Buffalo, MN 55313

[Dear Editor;]
I would like any information on Samuel Howard Thompson, Sr., the birth date we have is October 25, 1807. We are not sure this is right. Would like his death date and where he is buried. He was married twice (2) once to a Mary James and 2nd to Mary Fulcher, we think she came from Patrick Springs. She is buried here in the Thompson Cemetery [Danville, Va.], b. August 30, 1816, d. March 1, 1896. The children we have are Samuel Howard, Jr., Waddie Scott, Virginia Frances, Sally Jane, Emma Woods, Letetia Ann, James William and Richard Henry. The Pittsylvania County records were burned. Will gladly share our findings.


Mrs. Richard Thompson
Rt. 6, Box 2468
Danville, Va. 24541