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Genealogy - May, 1990

Issue: May, 1990

[Dear Editor,]
I am seeking information on my family as follows:

John Claborn Burnett, born April 16, 1829 in Patrick County, Va, Died June 14, 1889 in Floyd County, Va.

Elizabeth Hylton, born August 16, 1837 in Floyd County, Va, died February 29,1911 in Floyd County, Va. (Elizabeth Hylton Burnett)

Edgar M. Baker, born November 27, 1877 in Christiansburg (Montgomery County) Va, died December 9, 1919 in Bristol, Tennessee.

Any assistance you could provide would be appreciated.

S.D. Burnett
152 Lowell Road
Winter Haven, Florida 33884

[Dear Editor,]
I am seeking information on Jesse Moore and wife, Alley Johnson Moore. All that is known is that Jesse was born April 11, 1743, died March 10, 1827. Wife Alley Johnson Moore was born April 1, 1745, died November 27, 1826. Both lived in or around Amherst and Fluvanna County, Virginia until they moved to North Carolina in 1772. I would appreciate any information on these people, their parents, grandparents, etc. It is said that the Moore's lived in Virginia before the Revolution and were probably among the first settlers of America.

Thank you,

Bruce L. Craig
50 Ames Street
Coventry, Rhode Island 02816

[Dear Editor,]
I am looking for quite a lot of information and maybe can give you some. One of my maternal great-great-great-grandparents had a daughter that married a Vance. Jacob Vance married Judith Young in 1800. I am trying to find where her parents William and Elizabeth Young married and what date.

Also need proof of marriage of Thomas Ramsey Jr. and Frances Young and proof of who Thomas Ramsey Sr. married? Was she a sister to William Young and did both Thomas Sr. and Thomas Jr. marry a Frances Young?

Thomas Sr. died in 1790 in Pittsylvania County. William Young died in the same county and Thomas Jr. died in Franklin County, Va in 1844.

I will gladly exchange info on Ramsey or Ramsay, Bennetts, Youngs, Anthonys as well as other families.

Does anyone know anything about John Ramsey who died in 1783 and left six sons who later went into Georgia? His wife Mary lived in Henry County. Did she remarry?

How about Susanna Ramsey who married Thomas Jones in Bedford County in late 1780's. Anyone Help!

Thanks for your help,

Dorothy R. Cundiff
Box 606
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151