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Genealogy - April, 1990

Issue: April, 1990

[Dear Editor,]
I am trying to find some information on my husband's family history. I would like to get in touch with someone who is still living in or around Floyd County, Virginia who is related to or knows anyone by the name of Carr or Craighead. Most dates of people I have go back to 1868, the latest I have is 1946.

I am writing to you [The Mountain Laurel] because a friend of mine works on the newspaper here in Wilmington and she mentioned The Mountain Laurel paper.

Cathy Johnson
PO Box 317
Delaware City, Delaware 19706

[Dear Editor,]
I am seeking information on the parents of George Washington Kittinger, born circa 1812 in VA, married Eliza Knight. They had the following children: Mary, Margaret, William, Abraham. George lived in Alleghany Co., VA in 1850 and 1860.

Gladys Kittinger
171 Lee Avenue
Pennsville, New Jersey 08070

[Dear Editor,]
I am interested in hearing from anyone who has any information regarding the Martin family of Patrick Springs, Virginia.

My grandparents were John James Martin and Martha W. Martin. John was born October 9, 1841, and died November 11,1882. Martha W. was born March 8, 1844. She died in the Spring, probably in the year 1926.

They are buried in a small cemetery near the house where they lived in Patrick Springs (which used to be named Shuff), Virginia.

Their descendants were: William Green, Samuel J., Dolla Elizabeth, Martha Susan, Hester Ann Virginia, John Wesley and Robert Henry Martin (which was the youngest child, my dad).

Mrs. Edna Martin Parker
120 Colesbery Drive, Penn Acres
New Castle, Delaware 19720

[Dear Editor,]
Seek information on the Tharp families from Pocahontas and Bath, VA. and that area near what is now Marlington, W. VA. Daniel Tharp who died in Bath, VA. 1925 and his wife Margaret Barkley Tharp (daughter of Lazarus Barkley) and their children: Mary, Martha, Joshua, Robert B., Rachael and Achsah. Joshua is my direct line. He married Elizabeth Smith Dunahoo in 1827, later moved to Piketon, Ohio and then to North Grove, Indiana. Rachael Tharp married Jacob Stitt and Achsah married Eli Stitt. Thank you. Please contact:

Mrs. Elva Tharp Cline
1528 Elmwood Avenue
New Ulm, Minnesota 56073