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Genealogy - April, 1988

Issue: April, 1988

[Dear Editor,]
I am searching the Board Family Tree and would like any information on Eli Solomon Board and Abigail (Walters) Board. Eli Solomon Board was born in 1819 and his wife Abigail was born in 1829. I would like to know where they were born and where they lived. They were married in Floyd County, Virginia in 1845. I would also like any information on their children: Jacob, Nancy, Henry, James, Stephen, Virginia C., Ester Ada, Isabell, Laura A., John M. and Joseph .

Their son Stephen was my great grandfather and was married to Julia Amanda Routrough.

Any information will be greatly appreciated on any of these families.

William F. Epling
303 Hull St.
Beckley, WV 25801

[Dear Editor,]
I am looking for the parents of James Gustavas MILES, born 1849. He married Martha Elizabeth PERKINS. I would like to hear from the descendants of both of these families and anyone connected to the Perkins family in Kentucky area which used to be a part of Virginia.

Also any descendants of Royce Urich. He lived and worked in Ohio 1910-1912. He was originally from Fauquier County, Virginia. He was born approximately 1888.

Also John Miles born 1747 in Pennsylvania and then migrated to Fauquier County, Virginia 1780 where he lived until 1813 then migrated to Ohio with his wife. I would like to know who she is and where they are buried. It is believed they returned to Virginia in their late life and died there, leaving many descendants in Ohio and Illinois. Their Children were: George, Stephen, Rebecca, Nathan, Soloman and Belinda.

Nola Miles Rogers
309 Darlene Dr., NE
Newark, OH 43055

[Dear Editor,]
On February 15, 1876, Andrew Jackson Gardner married Mallie Elliott, in Carroll County, Virginia. Her birthdate is October 22, 1858 and her father's name, on the marriage record is C. Elliott. On November 13, 1882, Mallie passed away. Andrew Jackson Gardner's second marriage was to Mary Frances Turner, and this couple are my great grandparents.

Andrew Jackson and Mallie's two daughters, Lucy Gardner and Carrie Mary Gardner, were the older children of the household. I have a record of Lucy's marriage to David Edwards, but I have not located a record of Mary Carrie's marriage to Desperate Melton. I need this information and also information on the parents of Mallie Elliott. I would love to share information on this family.

Mrs. Jo Poindexter
712 Wickwood Dr.
Chesapeake, VA 23320

[Dear Editor,]
I am trying to trace my family back to Grayson County, Virginia. Some of them migrated from Grayson County in the late 1700's or early 1800's and settled in Yadkin County, North Carolina. My grandfather's name was Virgil D. Swaim and his father's name was Soloman D. Swaim, born in 1823. His father's name was Michael D. Swaim and may be buried in Grayson County. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who might have information on the Swaim family, also if there are any Swaims living in that county now who just might be related to me.

Lott G. Swaim
124 Newman Rd.
Elkin, NC 28621