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Genealogy - August, 1990

Issue: August, 1990

[Dear Editor,]
Seeking information on the parents and siblings of James Foster Woods. Believed to have been born in Patrick Co. ca 1837, died April 25, 1862 in Floyd County. Married Mary Margaret Hylton of Floyd, Virginia on May 16, 1858. Children were Eliza, b. 1859 (m. John Sumner), Alexander, b. 1860 (m. Louisa Vipperman) and Sealy, b. 1862 (unmarried).

Would also like to communicate with descendants of Noah Woods and Minnie Capehart of Salem, Virginia. Thank you,

Joseph A. Woods
20 Cardinal Road
105 Valkill Park East
Hyde Park, New York 12538

[Dear Editor,]
I am interested in the ancestry of Ezkiel Stone Jr. I believe he was the son of William. He was born in North Carolina in 1776, I believe in Surry County. He married Edith Duncan, born in South Carolina in 1780. They moved to Floyd County, Kentucky about 1810.

He was a licensed Baptist minister. I find he married people in Lewis, Carter and Lawrence Counties, Kentucky. He lived in Wayne County, West Virginia in 1850. I think he died there about 1870.

Mrs. Minnie Stafford
Route 1, Box 89
Vanceburg, KY 41179

[Dear Editor,]
My ancestor, Obediah Snow of Surry County, North Carolina died in 1823. In this Snow family are found the names of Talamacuss Snow and Lycurgus Snow. I cannot find the origin or meaning of these names. Were they common names in the 1800's? Have any of The Mountain Laurel readers ever heard these first names before? Please write and help solve this name puzzle.

Barbara Wall
PO Box 1095
Columbia, California 95310-1095

[Dear Editor,]
Does anyone have any information on Catherine Halsey King born  1809, married William King, born in Wytheville had five children: Margaret, Hatty, James C., William T and John T. who married Margaret Farmer. Does anyone have any information on these Kings or their families?

Ella Halsey Maner
Route 3, Box 353
Norwood, North Carolina 28128