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Genealogy - June, 1992

Issue: June, 1992

[Dear Editor,]
I am seeking information on the Mahery family. I know little except that they have descendants who have lived in Patrick County, Virginia. I have a few dates which I have not verified.

Mahulda Mahery was born 16 October 1835 and died 27 February 1913. Madison Bowman was born 19 December 1829 and died 13 February 1904. They were married 1 February 1855. I do not know their parents names. Susan Jestin Bowman was their daughter. She married John William Stanley. I will be glad to pay for photocopies.

Sandra Holland
529 Oakhaven Drive
Pleasanton, Texas 78064

[Dear Editor,]
The 3rd Ramey Reunion for descendants of John Ramey Sr., and Renie Osborne will be held at the Depot in Dungannon, Virginia, on Saturday 15 August 1992, with registration at the door beginning at 11:00 AM. There will be plenty of extra parking available right across the road from the Depot at the new Dungannon Post Office.

Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish of your choice - now is your chance to show off your favorite recipe. Entertainment will be provided.

A little background information - John and Renie Ramey resided in Miller Yard, near Dungannon (Renie is also listed in Census Records as Moreny and Marina) - their 10 children, according to existing records are as follows, along with the names of their spouses if known:

Sarah Anne married Andrew Jackson Addington; John H. married (1) Nancy Casteel (2) Ella Hartsock; George M. married Florence ?; Daniel Marion married Margaret Ellen Blevins; Andrew Jackson (Believed by some to be the one known as "Dack"); William (Also known as "Brother Bill"); Eliza married ? Stallard; Emily married John Davis; Mariah married ? Addington; Nancy E. married Henry Cyrus Stallard.

Bring your old family photographs, letters and newspaper articles to share with your cousins and others. For further information contact:

Mrs. Frankie (Ramey) Beard
Route 1, Box 61
Dungannon, VA
(Phone: 703-467-2426)


Mr. Jack A. Ramey
4437 Kirkwood Dr. SW
Roanoke, VA 24018
(Phone: 703-774-7587)