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Genealogy - June, 1987

Issue: June, 1987

[Dear Editor;]
I am seeking information regarding my great–great–grandfather, Henry Hardy of Carroll County, Virginia. I would like information regarding the place of his birth, the date of his birth, and the identity of his mother. His father was John Hardy; I would like to know where he was born and who his parents were. Henry Hardy's daughter, Matilda, married Lt. Cadwallader Massey, Co. C, 29th VA. Inf., who died at Lexington, Kentucky, on Oct. 17, 1862. I would like to know where he was buried, who his parents were, and if Matilda remarried after his death.

Evelyn S. Bowman
4462 Kirkwood Drive
Roanoke, VA 24018

[Dear Editor;]
I would like to ask your help in tracing my ancestors who settled in and around Fayette, Raleigh, and Kanawha Counties of West Virginia. My ancestors name is Toney and I am led to believe they emigrated from Greece. I do not have any other records other than knowing my father's name is Charles Ronald Toney, deceased; grandfather's name is John Pad Toney, deceased; great grandfather is Jessie Toney, deceased. My birthdate is 11 Oct. 1934. If you have any information you feel may be helpful to me, please reply. I greatly appreciate any help you give me. Thank you.

Oneeda J. Reeves
207 Jeanne Lane
Chaparral, NM 88021

[Dear Editor;]
I am trying to find information on Moses Martin, Sr. and Moses Martin, Jr. who with wife Sarah Martin had a son David Harbor Martin who fought in the Civil War from Patrick County (52 Virginia D Company). Any information or help would be appreciated.

John W. Martin 08394–016–SR
1900 Simler Ave.
P.O. Box 7376
Big Springs, TX 79720–7701

[Dear Editor;]
I am Searching for any information on my grandparents' parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters. My grandparents were Ellis Verner Porter (b– 28 Nov. 1877 – Wythe County, Va.) and Rosa Lee (Mabry) Porter (b– 22 Sept. 1881 – Carroll County, Va.). They went to Mount Airy, N.C. in a horse and buggy to get married, date not known.

Grandpa's parents were John A. Porter ( Civil War Vet) and Mary (Pearman) Porter. Grandpa had a brother, Will, and a sister, Molly, who married Dr. Wilkinson.

Grannys father was John A. Mabry. I think his wife was a Burnett. Granny had a sister, Lillie who married a Stilwell. Her brothers were Tobe, Kent, and Bert.

Any information will be greatly appreciated and all letters promptly answered. Thank you.

Mrs. Mabel P. Womack
555 E. Little Creek Rd.
Lot 209
Norfolk, VA 23505