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Genealogy - January-February, 1988

Issue: January-February, 1988

[Dear Editor,]
Mary Adams, daughter of Isaac Adams, married Jefferson Taylor 1 Nov. 1825 in Patrick County, Virginia. On Feb. 27, 1843, widowed, she married Thomas DeHart. Children: Eliza Ann Taylor married Elijah Dehart on Mar. 27, 1843;

James A. Taylor married Statiria E. Adams;

William A. Taylor married Adaline Adams on Dec. 12, 1853;

Exony Timinda Taylor married William DeHart on Mar. 18, 1849;

Nancy Evaline Taylor - ?;

Mariah Elizabeth Taylor married Robert Dehart on Jan. 21, 1853.

All of this in Patrick County, Virginia.

I would appreciate any information on any of these people and will answer all correspondence.

Mrs. Margaret D. Hopper
19618 Encino Brook
San Antonio, TX 78259

[Dear Editor,]
I am searching for information on my great grandparents, J. Frank Brown and Martha Sparks Brown. Martha was the daughter of Robert and Susan Sparks of Alleghany County, North Carolina and I am assuming that J. Frank Brown came from that same area.

They moved from North Carolina to Tazewell, Virginia sometime after 1879 and at one time lived in Dry Fork near Tazewell. Martha died sometime in the 1930's and Frank died at the Richlands Hospital possibly before 1920, they are both buried in Baptist Valley.

I need to know where Frank was born, who his parents were and the date of his and Martha's death.

Any information will be helpful and I will be glad to share information.

Betty J. Lilly
208 N. Forest Rd.
Beckely, WV 25801

[Dear Editor,]
I am interested in finding information on the Callaway family. I notice there is a place called Calloway or Callaway in your area. My mother was a Calloway before her marriage to Charley Fortney. Her father was Charley Calloway and her mother was Mary Howard.

If anyone has information about the family, I would like to hear from them.

Evelyn Azbill
158 Spurlin Tr. Ct.
Richmond, KY 40475

[Dear Editor,]
I am researching and trying to find information on my great grandparents. The names I am researching are Thomas Calvin Rash. Born in Wilkes County, North Carolina in 1848, married 1872. Married Martha Ann Catherine Harton. Her parents were William (B?) Harton and Nancy G. They lived in Grayson County, Virginia in 1880 census, they had 11 children.

William Lee Painter, born 1825; married Roxiana Collins, daughter of David Collins and Elizabeth Colley, they were in the 1850 census. William and Roxiana lived in Wythe County, Virginia, they had 6 children: Roxenna, Elizabeth - married friend, Isabella - Will Seagle, James, John Robertson (my grandfather) - Nancy Rash, David Stewert, Charles Graham - Nora Wampler.

If anyone is researching these families and has any information, I would appreciate it. I have information and some pictures of the Rash and Painter lines I would be more than glad to exchange.

Marie S. Radford
965 Murray St.
Christiansburg, VA 24073

[Dear Editor,]
I am looking for information on the CHAPPELL, HOPE, NASON and RAMSEY families. Anyone with information please contact:

Mrs. Burnice R. Hope
5309 Juliandra
El Paso, TX 79924