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Genealogy - January, 1992

Issue: January, 1992

Genealogical Resources
Write for a list of over 24 books by Wallace Kallam on cemeteries & family histories of Surry, Stokes, Rockingham (and other) Counties in North Carolina and bordering Virginia Counties. Also included in some books are old obituary notices, etc. Also Kallam Family and Simpson Family books. Write:

Wallace Kallam
146 Kallam Road
Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030
(or call 919-374-5249)

Send a self addressed, stamped envelope for list.

Genealogical Resources
Reprints of Genealogy columns in the Gretna, Virginia Star-Tribune by noted local genealogist, Mrs. Lonnie Crosby from the years 1988-91 bound into a book. Much information concerning researching and Pittsylvania County. $10.00. Order from:

Mrs. Lonnie Crosby
Route 4, Box 289
Gretna, Virginia 24557

[Dear Editor,]
I am seeking information on the family name McPeak, McPeek, McPeeke and McPeake in Floyd County, Virginia and other counties. Will be happy to share other information from years of research.

Margaret McPeak West
1140 Eastover Road
Lebanon, Tennessee 37087

[Dear Editor,]
Need info to locate William W. and Frances (?) Lovell and family of Mary Elizabeth New, wife of John Robert Lovell. Her parents were William & Nancy New (Carroll or Grayson Co., VA?). Robert married Mary E. New in 1873 Patrick Co., VA, Dan River Township. William & Frances were in Ararat for 1860-70 census.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. I have no dates or exact information on either of these families. They are my great-grandparents.

Gerry Ackerman
2538 Fleet Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21224