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Genealogy - June, 1990

Issue: June, 1990

[Dear Editor,]
My family (grandparents) came from your area and I would love to know if you or your readers have any information on Floyd Thomas Sisk, his brothers or sisters, or parents. His first wife was Victoria Warfe and second was Gertrude Piner. We know he died around 1920-1923 and is buried at Dividing Ridge. I do not know where to find it. I would appreciate any information of this family.

Pauline L. Sisk
Rt 4, Box 201
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111

[Dear Editor,]
Does anyone have any information on Will Neal who was born in 1858 in Blews Creek, NC to William and Nancy Neal? He later moved to Virginia near Ridgeway. I think my father said he was run over and killed by a truck. It must have been in the 1930's, that's all he knew about him.

John W. Neal
102 Weaver St.
Randleman, North Carolina 27317

[Dear Editor,]
I'd like to hear from pen pals of the 1-18.41 - 43rd Bombardment Group from Langley Field, Va, if any are still living.

Also, anyone who attended Leivens Waith Washington High School 1921-22, who might have known my late father, John Julian, Lt. Col. Retired USAF 4879 in Langley Field, Va.

Contact: M. Julian
c/o I.J. Gerst
Rt. 3, Box 75
Hillsville, VA 24343

[Dear Editor,]
I would like to know the names of the children of John and Elizabeth Brown Fair Stafford. (I think she was a widow that had married a Fair.) John was born about 1750 in Ferman County, Ireland and came here about 1775. Son of John and Margaret Brunt Stafford. I would like to correspond with anyone that knows anything about this family.

Minnie Stafford
Rt. 1, Box 89
Vanceburg, Kentucky 41179

[Dear Editor,]
Would like to find ancestors of John D. Edwards, b. ca. 1808/1809 in NC, d. 25 Dec. Wise Co., VA. Married 11 Dec. 1834, Wythe County, VA and wife Catherine B. Robertson, b. ca. 1815/ 1816 in VA, d. ca. 1893, Wise Co., VA. They were the parents of 8 children.

Also ancestors of siblings of John D. Edwards (above): 1. Martha J. Edwards, b. ca 1809/1814, NC, d. ca. 1897/98, Wise Co. VA, m. 19 Jan. 1832 Grayson Co. VA to Alexander Carico, b. ca 1811, Grayson Co. VA, d. 29 July 1856, Wise Co. VA, son of Joseph Carrico. Parents of 10 children. 2. Weldon Edwards who married Lucy Hale Roberts. Parents of 6 known children. Resided at Galax, Carroll Co. VA. 3. William P. Edwards d. April 1877 Grayson Co. VA married Elizabeth Jane ?, had daughter Sarah who may have had daughter: Martha A. who married S. F. Barlett in 1901.

The Carricos were in Washington Co. VA in 1850 and by 1856 were living in Wise Co. VA. John D. Edwards was in Grayson Co. VA in 1850 and in Wise Co. VA in 1860.

Ms. Shelby I. Edwards
414 Wagner St.
Bristol, Virginia 24201-3262